Mass Times


Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock

Mass on Easter Sunday will be live-streamed on the internet from our Church at 11 a.m. Details of how to view it will be posted here on Saturday.


Good Friday – 10th April

Today we remember the death of Jesus on the cross at Calvary. He gave his very life to save us from our sins and demonstrated in the most powerful way possible God’s love for all humanity.

Sadly due to the restrictions in place to deal with the Covid-19 virus, there is no public liturgy in our Church today. The Passion liturgy will be broadcast on RTE1 television at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

It is also widely available on the internet. For links to webcams in various Churches see or

There is a link to the Scripture readings in the right hand column on this page. Maybe you could take some time and read the account of the Passion of Jesus today.

We remember in prayer at this time all those who are suffering because of the Covid-19 virus. We pray for those who have died. We pray for families who have been bereaved and who cannot properly mourn for their loved ones. We pray for those in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities who cannot receive visits from family and friends. We pray for older people cocooned at home. We pray for those who are out of work. We pray for families experiencing stress and tension. We pray for our doctors, nurses, hospital staff and all who are providing essential services to the public. May the Lord bless us all and be our strength and comfort in these uncertain times.

Fr. Kieran Coghlan


St. Brigid’s, Blanchardstown

Saturday: 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm

Laurel Lodge

St. Thomas the Apostle, Laurel Lodge

Saturday: 6:30pm
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:15pm

Navan Rd.

Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road

Saturday: 6:30pm (Sunday Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 9:00am, 10:30am,  12:30pm, 6:30pm

Daily: Mon-Sat: 9:00am, 10:00am

Parish website:


St. Mochta’s, Porterstown

Saturday: 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:00pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with current Government decisions to deal with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the following applies to gatherings for Mass, other religious services and events in our Parish at this time.

Our Church is open

Our Church is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people who wish to visit and pray.

The norms regarding social/physical distancing (Being at a distance of at least 2 metres from other people) should be observed at all times.

Sunday and Weekday Mass

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has requested all parishes in the Diocese to suspend public Sunday and weekday Masses until further notice.

Everyone is dispensed at this time from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass.

People not attending Sunday Mass may fulfil their obligation to participate at Mass in alternative ways such as by listening to Mass on radio, TV or the internet or by setting aside a specific time for personal prayer.

Daily Mass is broadcast on the RTE News Now channel at 10.30 a.m.

Mass is streamed live on the internet daily from many Dublin Churches fitted with webcams. Many of these Churches will celebrate Mass behind closed doors and will stream it on the internet.

For a list of Churches with webcams in the Dublin Diocese see

Mass is also broadcast daily at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. by Radio Maria. Listen on Saorview Ch210 or on the Radio Maria Ireland App or on the internet at

The Priests of the Parish will celebrate Mass privately every day for the intentions of all parishioners during this difficult time.

The Scripture readings for Sunday and weekday Mass are available on the right hand side of this webpage.

People may also make a Spiritual Communion using the following prayer:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen.


Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial.

Funeral Masses may be celebrated subject to appropriate arrangements being agreed with the Parish beforehand.

Attendance will be restricted to immediate family, relatives and close friends and must comply with current health guidelines on social/physical distancing.

Baptisms and Weddings

Baptisms and weddings may take place subject to appropriate arrangements being agreed with the Parish beforehand and must comply with current health guidelines on social/physical distancing.

Contacting the Parish

The Parish Office is closed until further notice.

All non-essential Parish meetings and events are cancelled until further notice.

The Parish can be contacted by email at

If you wish to speak with a priest of the Parish, Fr. Kieran Coghlan can be contacted at 01-6408595 and Fr. Denis O’Connor at 01-8214003.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Please say a prayer …

We should pray for ourselves, our families and friends, and for one another at this difficult time and especially for all those who are affected by the virus. Pray for our frontline people in their work of caring for the sick.

Our Lady Mother of the Church, pray for us.



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