CHURCH OF ST THERESE
The old house was acquired by the Parish of Dundrum, refurbished, extended and opened as a Chapel of Ease on the 17th of May 1936, the anniversary of the day on which St Thérèse, the Little Flower, was canonised in 1925. Father Cecil Barrett was appointed temporarily until the official appointment of Father Hugh Dunne on June 7th. The first Parish Priest of Kilmacud and Mount Merrion was Father John Ryan who resided in the rooms over the Chapel until he died in 1952. The next Parish Priest was Father Joseph Deery who died suddenly during Christmas week 1960. Next came Father Stephen Clune who lived to see the debt on the church cleared. When Father Clune retired in 1975, Canon James Ardle MacMahon was appointed in his place.

 

 

 

 

 

 





Times of Masses


Sundays
Vigil (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. (Junior Choir)
10.00 a.m. 
11.00 a.m. (Family Mass - September to June)
12.00 p.m. (Senior Choir)
7.30 p.m. (Youth Mass)

Mondays to Fridays
10.00 a.m. 
7.30 p.m.

Saturdays
10.00 a.m.
6.00 p.m. (Vigil Mass)

Holydays
7.30 p.m. (Vigil Mass)
10.00 a.m.
7.30 p.m.

Bank Holidays
10.00 a.m..

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Confessions 

Saturdays: after the 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. Masses.
Eves of Holydays and First Fridays: after the 10.00 a.m. Mass



Baptisms
Saturdays 
Please contact the Parish Office at least one month in advance to make arrangements

You will be contacted by the priest performing the ceremony who will arrange to visit you and go through the ceremony beforehand.

Baptisms from outside the parish should have some connection with the Parish and require a letter of permission from their home parish.

Please arrange to meet the priest performing the baptism who will go through the ceremony with you beforehand.



Weddings 
Please contact one of the Priests -
remember that at least three months notice is needed
Accord, the Catholic Marriage Care Agency, provides a wide range of services for married couples and those intending to marry.



To go to the Accord website, please click here



Holy Communion for the Housebound
Regular calls by a Priest and/or Eucharistic Minister can be arranged. Please contact one of the Priests or the Parish Office to make arrangements.

Sick Calls
If you or any member of your family or one of your neighbours is sick or in hospital, and would like a visit from one of the Priests, please contact the Parish Office.



  Mass for the Sick
The 10.00 a.m. Mass every Monday is celebrated for the sick. Names of those to be included should be left in the Parish Office where special prayer cards are available.

Prayer for Strength 

Every day I need you Lord, but this 
day especially, I need some extra 
strength to face whatever is to come. 

This day, more than any other day I 
need to feel you near me….. to fortify 
my courage and to overcome my fear.

By myself, I cannot meet the challenge 
of the hour … how much frail human 
creatures need a Higher Power 
sustaining them in all that life may bring.

And so, dear Lord, hold my trembling 
hand ... Be with me, Lord, this day, to 
know Your guiding hand at work in 
all, to know your Blessed Presence.

EVER NEAR
Pope John XXIII



Miraculous Medal 
The Novena prayers to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal are recited after 7.30 p.m. Mass every Monday. Medals are blessed on the first Monday of the month



Rosary 
The rosary is recited in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Monday – Friday at 7.10 p.m. before the 7.30 p.m. Mass



Eucharistic Adoration 
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is located to the right of Our Lady's Altar. 
The chapel is open: 
• Monday – Friday after 10.00 a.m. Mass until 7.25 p.m.;
• Saturday after 10.00 a.m. Mass until 5.50 p.m.; 
• Sunday from 1.30 p.m. to 7.25 p.m.

Divine Mercy Devotions
Tuesday and Friday, 3.00 p.m.



Bookshop
The Parish Bookshop, just inside the main entrance to the church, is open
• after the 6.00 p.m. vigil Mass on Saturdays 
• after each morning Mass on Sundays 
• after the 10.00 a.m. weekday Mass.
It carries a wide range of Catholic newspapers, magazines, booklets, religious items, etc. as well as Mass cards and cards for other occasions.
(Co-ordinator: Margaret O'Gorman) 



Parish Radios
A radio system is in operation enabling those in the Parish who are unable to come to the church to participate in Masses and other services. Radios can be obtained from the Parish Office at a cost of €30.



CONTACT
CONTACT, the parish newsletter is published periodically. News items, short articles, photos and notices for publication are always welcome and should be left in the Communications Box in the Parish Office or sent by email to: 
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Eucharistic Procession, with banner 'Hail Christ the King' outside the old church, formerly 'The Lodge'