Advent Calendar

Posted 30th November 2020 in Announcements

advent-calendar-2020The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference have launched their interactive online Advent Calendar for this year, offering resources for the parish, school and the home each day during the Season of Advent.

The content is aimed at assisting people of all ages to pray and reflect on how best we can keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas preparations during this special liturgical season.

Holy Hour on Fridays

Posted 4th November 2020 in Announcements

Parishioners are welcome to come to the Church for private prayer during the Holy Hour following Mass on Fridays in both St. Benedict’s and St. Monica’s Churches.

Please ensure you practise safe social distancing.

Pastor’s Desk 25th October 2020

Posted 27th October 2020 in Pastor's Desk

On behalf of the priests and the parish teams, we wish you every blessing as we enter another period of Lockdown. We hope everyone is coping and keeping safe.

The year is flying by and November is almost upon us. November is traditionally the month when we remember our dead – members of our own family, our neighbours, and friends who have gone before us.

1. On Monday the 2nd of November there will be a special Mass of Remembrance in each of the four parishes, St. Benedict’s, St. Monica’s, Holy Trinity and St. Paul’s. The Mass in each parish will be offered for the repose of the souls of parishioners from each parish who died during the year. The Masses of Remembrance will be at 7.00 pm in all the four Parishes. Where possible, the families of the people who died during the year are being contacted about the Masses of Remembrance.

2. During Lockdown, on Monday mornings St. Monica’s, and on Tuesday mornings St. Benedict’s, will remain open for an hour after the 10:00 Mass. This is to give people an opportunity to come to the churches to pray for a few minutes. We would ask you to wipe down the seats before you go. It is also an opportunity for people to collect and fill in the November Dead List. Masses will be offered during November for all those who names are on the lists. The envelope will be available in the Church porches.

3. Finally, some people were asking how they can continue donating their usual contributions to the various Church collections. Envelopes for the different collections will be available in the Church porches. Please feel free to take one home with you and if you wish, you can return it the following Monday or Tuesday. You can also contribute to the collections online using the Donate buttons on the website.

Once again can we wish you well during these difficult times. We remember those who are sick, in hospitals, at home or in nursing homes and health facilities. We remember and we pray for those who care for the sick and we pray for a speedy discovery of an effective vaccine and let us pray for one another.

God bless you all and keep safe.

Fr. Paddy Boyle

Feasts of All Saints and All Souls

Posted 25th October 2020 in Ceremonies

On Sunday 1st November we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation when we honour all Christian saints, known and unknown. The Feast is celebrated by all Christian churches. Masses will be at the usual Sunday times of 10.30am in St. Monica’s and 11.30am in St. Benedict’s.

Monday 2nd November is the Feast of All Souls, with morning Mass at 10.00am in both churches. We will also celebrate our Annual Remembrance Mass on Monday evening.

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.

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