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 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 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
Monday to Friday: 10.00 am, 7.30 pm.
Saturday: 10.00 am, 6.00 pm. (vigil).
Sunday: 9.00 am, 11.00 a.m, 12.15 pm, 6.00 pm.
Holy Days: 7.30 pm (vigil), 8.00 am, 11.00 am, 7.30 pm.
Sacrament of Penance: Saturday 10.30 am and 7.15 pm.
St. Brigid’s, Blanchardstown
Sunday: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm
St. Thomas the Apostle, Laurel Lodge
Sunday: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:15pm, 5:30pm
Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road
Sunday: 9:00am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm
St. Mochta’s, Porterstown
Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:00pm
Castleknock Anglican Church
Sunday: 8:30am and 11:30am
Why not take up something rather than giving up something for Lent? The Parish Alpha Group will be starting another 10 week course on Thursday April 7th. Those who participated last year found it to be both refreshing and stimulating. It offers an opportunity to explore the basic fundamentals of our faith and to ask questions of ourselves. By so doing, we should give ourselves a deeper understanding of our faith and an opportunity to practice our faith in new ways. Briefly, the first five parts of the programme cover the following questions:-
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus Die?
- How can we have Faith?
- Why and how do I Pray?
- Why and should I Read the Bible?
The format of the course is that a DVD is shown for 20 minutes and you get an opportunity to discuss its content and its relevance to you. The course comprises 10 sessions on successive Thursdays (with a break for Easter) in the Parish Centre at 8.30pm from Thurs April 7th. The Programme is being run in partnership with Laurel Lodge parish. You can sign up for the Programme on the clipboard on the table at the back of the church
For further information see: www.alphacourse.ie