Our Parish

We are a Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Dublin located on the western suburbs of Dublin City. The Parish is centred on the busy village of Castleknock and is bounded to the east by the boundary wall of Phoenix Park, to the north by the Navan Road (N3), to the west by the M50 and to the south by the River Liffey.

Our Name
Our Church is named after Our Lady, Mother of the Church. A shrine to Our Lady is located in the Church. The shrine contains a copy of a very old fresco of Our Lady Mother of the Church from St Peter’s Basilica, in Rome.

Our Church
Our Church is located on Beechpark Lawn. It has a large car park at the rear which can be accessed via Auburn Avenue. The Church is located close to the Nos. 37 and 38 bus routes.

Our Lady’s Parish has about 2,200 households comprising 9,000 parishioners. The Parish has a young age profile as over half the population are aged 17 or under.

Our website contains a wealth of information on our Parish. We hope that you will use it to stay in touch with what’s happening in Our Lady’s Parish. If you are new to our Parish, you will find it a great help in getting to know our Christian community. We hope to update the website on a regular basis. If there is any information that you would like to see on the site, please contact us with your ideas.


Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock

Passion (Palm) Sunday – 5th April

In these strange and surreal times we begin the most Holy Week of the Church calendar today. We recall the entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem where he was welcomed and acclaimed by the people accompanying him. We read the Passion of Jesus as recounted in the Gospel of St. Matthew which sets the scene for the events we commemorate this coming week.

Sadly, due to the restrictions in place to deal with the Covid-19 virus, there is no public Mass in our Church today. To help people mark this day, Palm Sunday Mass will be broadcast on RTE1 television at 11 a.m.

Mass is also widely available on the internet. For links to webcams in various Churches see www.churchservices.tv/churches or www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras/county/dublin

There is a link to the Sunday readings in the right hand column on this page. Maybe you could take some time and read the Passion story today. You could also place some greenery from your garden on your front door or in your front window in remembrance of the palm that the people waved to welcome Jesus.

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: www.navanroadparish.com


St. Mochta’s, Porterstown

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

Castleknock Anglican Church

Castleknock Anglican Church

Sunday: 8:30am and 11:30am

Website: http://www.castleknock.dublin.anglican.org/

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