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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Pope John XXIII
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
The rosary is recited in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Monday – Friday at 7.10 p.m. before the 7.30 p.m. Mass
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.
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)
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, 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:
To contact the Parish Office please click here
Eucharistic Procession, with banner 'Hail Christ the King' outside the old church, formerly 'The Lodge'