Annual Remembrance Mass

Posted 22nd October 2020 in Ceremonies

Dear Friends,

The Bethany Bereavement Support Group on behalf of the parishes of St. Benedict and St. Monica would like to invite you and your family to join us for our special Annual Remembrance Mass, which will be offered in memory of all those who died in each of the parishes since November last.

This year’s Masses will take place online only on Monday 2nd November at 7pm and can be viewed via the parish website:

St. Benedict’s: or

St. Monica’s: or

Please do not attend the church on the night.

We invite you to light a Remembrance Candle as you gather at home while the Mass is celebrated here in the church. The Remembrance Candle can be collected at the appropriate church on Saturday 24th and Saturday 31st October between 11.15am and 12.15pm.

If you know of anyone else who should be included in this Mass please contact the Bethany Bereavement Support Group on the number provided below.

Kindest regards,

Fr. Paddy Boyle, Administrator


Bethany Bereavement Support Group Tel: 085 207 6606


Posted 22nd October 2020 in Announcements

The Church outer doors will be open after 10am Mass on the following days for parishioners who wish to drop in donation envelopes:

Monday: St. Monica’s

Tuesday: St. Benedict’s

Mass Arrangements from 22nd October

Posted 21st October 2020 in Ceremonies

From midnight on Wednesday 21st October Dublin has been moved to Level 5 of the Government’s Plan for Living with COVID-19. Mass arrangements remain as they were under Level 3.

All religious services in St. Benedict’s, St. Monica’s, St. Paul’s and Holy Trinity are via webcam only until further notice.

Mass Times

Mass times in each of the parishes will be the same as during the last period of lockdown.

St. Benedict’s: Monday to Friday 10.00am, Sunday 11.30am

St. Monica’s: Monday to Friday 10.00am, Sunday 10.30am

St. Paul’s: Monday to Friday 10.00am, Sunday Vigil 6.00pm, Sunday Morning 10.30am

Holy Trinity: Monday to Saturday 10.00am, Sunday Vigil 6.30pm, Sunday Morning 11.30am


Funerals will be limited to 25 mourners.

For funerals in St. Benedict’s and St. Monica’s please contact Fr. Paddy Boyle on 086 1011415

For funerals in Holy Trinity and St. Paul’s please contact Fr. Gerry Corcoran on 087 2408428


Posted 14th October 2020 in Announcements

accordACCORD Dublin has launched a new website.  For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit

Blessing of Pets

Posted 1st October 2020 in Ceremonies

blessing-of-petsThe annual Blessing of Pets ceremony, which normally takes place at St. Francis of Assisi school on or around the Feast of St. Francis, will be celebrated online this year because of the current restrictions.

Children, parents and pets everywhere are invited to join Fr. Gerry via the Holy Trinity Parish webcam at 10am on Saturday 3rd October for Mass and the Blessing of Pets.

Weekly Newsletter

Posted 12th September 2020 in Announcements

newsletterThe St. Monica’s & St. Benedict’s Weekly Newsletter is now available online.

Click here to view or download the most recent editions.

Lourdes at Home 2020

Posted 6th September 2020 in Ceremonies

lourdes-logoDue to travel restrictions, there will be no Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. Instead, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will begin the “Lourdes at Home 2020” Virtual Pilgrimage on Tuesday 8th September with an Opening Mass in St. Bernadette’s Church, Clogher Road.

The pilgrimage will take place in six different churches in the Diocese over five days and on webcam. All are invited to join live online.

For the full schedule, please visit the ‘Lourdes at Home 2020′ website.

You can also download a printable copy of the programme:

  Lourdes at Home Programme

Safe Practices in the Church

Posted 4th September 2020 in Announcements

We continue to be limited to a maximum of 50 people in the church at any time. In response to this, anyone who can attend Mass during the week is urged to make one of those days their ‘Sunday’ and so free up a place for someone who is working Monday to Friday. 

The document below gives more details on the safe practices that we are following.

Reopening of the Parish Churches

Fr. Dave Lumsden RIP

Posted 31st August 2020 in Announcements

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Fr. Dave Lumsden on Sunday 30th August. A private family funeral will take place on Thursday 3rd September at 10.00 am in St. Monica’s church, which can be viewed on the church webcam. Further information and an online book of condolences are available here.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted 10th August 2020 in Ceremonies

the-assumptionOn Saturday 15th August we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses will be as follows:

St. Monica’s: 10.00am
St. Benedict’s: 10.00am

There will also be a First Communion Mass in St. Benedict’s Church for the children of St. Benedict’s and St. Mary’s School at 11.00am. Because of the present restrictions the 11.00am Mass will be for the children and their families only, and will be available on the parish webcam.

Masses on Saturday evening will be the Vigil Mass of Sunday as usual.