Holy Week is one of the most important and special times in our Church year, which makes it all the more difficult for us not to be able to gather together.  However, we can still try to feel connected by joining in the various moments of prayer, knowing that we are praying alongside each other.

We invite you to be mindful of this and invite you to use the ideas and timetable of Masses and services below to be united as we celebrate this holiest of weeks.

We also bring to our prayer this year, in a very special way, all those affected by the Coronavirus: those who have died, those who are ill, those who are caring for them and all our front line workers helping us through this most difficult time.

Remember, we are still here so please get in touch if you need to talk or to pray.

Please stay safe and do what you can to look out for each other.. 


Both Pope Francis and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin have recorded special messages for the start of Holy Week.

Please click on the image to listen to what they have to say.

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Click on the links below


11:00  Mass on Palm Sunday from Kairos chapel studio, Maynooth, Co Kildare, with music from singer, Celine Byrne, accompanied by Ronan Murray. (RTÉ One TV / RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms.)


17:35  A Passover Like No Other. Rabbi Zalman Lent and author Yanky Fachler, face the challenge of celebrating Pesach, the Passover festival, which traditionally brings Jews together, in a time of isolation, sickness and fear.  Rabbi Lent has, himself, had to self-isolate and has learned to preach and connect with his congregation online.  They also explore how the story of the first Passover shows that humankind can weather plagues and hardship, if they put their faith in God (RTÉ One).


Why not decorate your door or window with some greenery to 

commemorate Palm Sunday?



16:40  Mass of the Lord’s Supper from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. (RTÉ One TV and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms. The Mass will air on radio at the later time of 19:00)


Jesus had a meal with his friends.  Why not sit down for a meal with those you are

sharing your house with at the moment.  If you are alone, arrange to eat at the same

time as your family and friends, being mindful of the connection.



12:00  Stations of the Cross followed by a Good Friday Liturgy (Live on our Pastoral Area Facebook Page - Click Here) The Stations and Liturgy are also available to view via our Facebook Page

15:00  Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday.  Live from the Cathedral of Christ the King, commemorating the Passion

and death of Christ, observing full health and social distancing protocols. (RTÉ One TV & RTÉ Radio 1Extra/LW252)

20:00 Taizé Prayer around the Cross (Live on our Pastoral Area Facebook Page - Click Here)


22:00  The Leap of Faith. Michael Comyn asks whether and how the Easter story continues to resonate with people in today’s Ireland  (Radio 1).


Find or make a cross and place it somewhere prominent in your home

as a reminder of God's unconditional love for you.

You may also wish to pray the Stations of the Cross from the links HERE



20:30  Easter Vigil Prayer Service with the lighting of the Paschal Candle, Exultet and Liturgy of the Word.  (Live on our Pastoral Area Facebook Page - Click Here)

22:00  Easter Vigil Mass.  Bishop Tom Deenihan of Meath celebrates the resurrection of Christ, with a vigil Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King.  Beginning with the lighting of the Paschal candle, the liturgy, which signifies the triumph of light over darkness and of life over death (RTÉ Two & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra/LW252).


Why not light a new candle when it goes dark this evening. 

Reflect on the light that knowing God brings to your life

You may wish to join in the national initiative to light your house in 

some way at 9pm.



10:00  Easter Sunday Mass from the Dominican Convent of Saint Jacques (Saint James the Great) in Paris.  Translation and commentary are by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra).


11:00  Urbi et Orbi  Pope Francis will deliver his Easter blessing to the world from within the Vatican.  Translation and commentary by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One).

12:00  Easter Sunday Mass - after the Church bells have been rung - we will gather together to celebrate the day of the Lord's Resurrection.  (Live on our Pastoral Area Facebook Page - Click Here)


Today is a day of new life!  Jesus is Risen! 

Do something today to celebrate what it means to be alive!


You can make the journey to the Cross and tomb with Jesus in a personal way, using the images of the Stations of the Cross by clicking on one of the following:

Modern Images

Images from the Holy Land

Journey to the Cross for Children

The Stations of the Cross

Way of the Cross in their own words

Scriptural Way of the Cross for Today

Stations of the Cross for Our Time

lenten retreat

Hearing, Happening, Hoping is a self guided retreat for Lent, where you are invited to spend some time with God through quiet reflection on the Sunday scriptures.  Each Sunday in Lent there will be a different leaflet to help you do this, either on your own or with a small group of friends.

You can view, or download the leaflets, by clicking on the relevant week:

Week 1: Wilderness

Week 2: Transfiguration

Week 3: Woman at the well

Week 4: Blind Man

Week 5: Lazarus

Week 6: Death of Jesus

We hope you will enjoy this gentle process of engaging with God's Word.

40 acts challenge

If you'd like to give yourself a different daily challenge during Lent then you can sign up to join the 40 Acts Challenge.  You'll be invited to undertake a different task each day... so why not join others in helping to make a difference?  Good luck!

For more information, or to register, please CLICK HERE!

lent mass times

If you'd like to come to Mass during the week as part of your Lenten journey, you would be most welcome to join us on:

Monday - Friday at 10.00am in Rolestown

Tuesday at 10.30am in Naul

Wednesday at 10.00am in Ballyboughal

Thursday at 10.30am in Garristown

Saturday at 10.00am in Rolestown





Keep checking this website for further updates

ash wednesday

This is a day of fasting and abstinence and marks the start of the season of Lent as we prepare for the great feast of Easter.

Ashes will be distributed at:

10.00am Mass in Rolestown

10.30am Mass in Garristown

10.30am Service in Naul

12 noon Mass in Ballyboughal

7.30pm Mass in Rolestown

Blessed ashes will also be available in

Damastown and Ballymadun churches during the day

Fr. Derek Farrell

Moderator of the Pastoral Area Parishes

Email: pagnr44@gmail.com

Phone: 087 191 1902

Peter Siney

Pastoral Area Pastoral Worker

Email: peter.siney@dublindiocese.ie

Phone: 089 461 4226

Elaine Beaumont

Pastoral Area Secretary

Email: pagnr44@gmail.com

Pastoral Area Office: 01 835 4138

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