Palm Sunday

Posted 24th March 2021 in Ceremonies

palm-sundayThis weekend we will celebrate Palm (or Passion) Sunday, beginning our journey through Holy Week to Easter.

Palm crosses are available in the church porch. These will be blessed during the Palm Sunday Masses on Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 11.30am.

Mass booklets for Palm Sunday are also available. These are very limited, so parishioners are asked to take just one per household if possible.

Masses for St. Patrick's Day

Posted 14th March 2021 in Ceremonies

saint-patrick-001_largeVigil Mass: Tuesday 16th March at 6:30pm

St. Patrick’s Day Mass: Wednesday 17th March at 10:00am

Both Masses will be transmitted via webcam only; the church will remain closed.

Novena of Grace 2021

Posted 1st March 2021 in Announcements

St Francis Xavier

This year’s Novena of Grace in honour of St. Francis Xavier takes place from Thursday 4th March to Friday 12th March online from Holy Trinity Church.

This year we will not have guest speakers and there will be no extra evening Masses; the Novena prayers will be said at scheduled Masses as below.

Novena Masses

Monday to Friday: 10.00am
Saturday: 6.30pm
Sunday: 11.30am

Novena Prayer

O most kind and loving saint, in union with you I adore the Divine Majesty. The remembrance of the favours with which God blessed you during life, and of your glory after death, fills me with joy; and I unite with you in offering to God my humble tribute of thanksgiving and of praise.

I implore of you to secure for me, through your powerful intercession, the all important blessing of living and dying in the state of grace. I also beseech you to obtain the favour I ask in this Novena (here mention the favour to be asked for):

but if what I ask is not for the glory of God or for the good of my soul, obtain for me what is most conducive to both.


Concluding Prayer

O God,
who was pleased to gather unto your Church
the peoples of the East
by the preaching and miracles of blessed Francis,
mercifully grant that we who honour his glorious merits,
may also imitate the example of his virtues,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2021

Posted 22nd February 2021 in Announcements

A message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

It expresses to them and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure to celebrate the sacraments by any given deadline; we should use this time of uncertainty to support families to nurture their children as they journey towards the sacraments whenever they can be safely celebrated; and we are creating supports and resources for parishes to draw on in their accompaniment of families.

Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell to Families and Children


Sacramental Masses

In Holy Trinity, the schedule of Family Masses tailored to families with children due to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation will continue on Sundays at 11:30am as follows:

1) Sunday 7th March: 3rd Sunday of Lent

2) Sunday 28th March: Palm Sunday

3) Sunday 18th April: 3rd Sunday of Easter

4) Sunday 6th June: Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ - Corpus Christi

Children for First Communion and Confirmation are invited to join in via webcam or to attend in person if the church reopens.

Appeal by the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Holy Trinity Conference

Posted 17th February 2021 in Announcements

svp-logoThe Conference hasn’t had a church-gate collection since March 2020. Yet, we are getting requests for help continuously. We can only raise funds now through private donations from parishioners and we are most grateful to those parishioners who have been donating to us since the pandemic started. In this appeal, we wish to remind parishioners that our charitable work is on-going and that we can make use of all the help we can get to reduce the stress on our needy
families. You can safely donate in the following two ways:

(1) Put your donation in a sealed envelope which is addressed with a phrase such as ‘Donation for SVP’ and drop it into the letter box on the door of the Parish Office.

(2) If you have online access, you can log into and donate by card. You can also specify the location you want to help e.g. Holy Trinity, Dublin 13.

Free Talk: Five Ways to Wellbeing

Posted 15th February 2021 in Announcements

Raheny Library is delighted to present a free online talk entitled “Five Ways to Wellbeing” on Tuesday 23rd February at 11.00am.

In this online talk, learn how to define mental health and wellbeing. Gain an improved understanding of how we can make changes to look after our mental health and explore the application of the “Five Ways to Wellbeing” as a helpful coping strategy during tough times. The event will be facilitated by Miffy Hoad, Development Officer with Mental Health Ireland.

To book your place at this free online event, contact the library at or register directly for the talk on Eventbrite.

Parish Office

Posted 9th February 2021 in Announcements

The Parish Office is open during normal office hours (Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm). However, we are trying to avoid visitors in the small office and will support you at the door.

We are also providing support remotely via phone & email, or if you wish to drop your request in the letterbox we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

With the church shop closed at present, Mass Cards are available from the Parish Office.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Posted 8th February 2021 in Announcements

Lourdes GrottoThursday the 11th of February is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, normally the World Day of the Sick. This year the prayer below might be said on the days leading up to Our Lady’s Feast.

Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes,
you appeared at the grotto of Massabielle to Bernadette.
You brought her the radiant light of your smile,
the gentle brightness of your presence,
Day by day you conversed, one person to another.
We, too, come before you, and we humbly pray,
May those who doubt, discover the joy of trust.
May those who despair, sense your loving presence.
Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes,
you said to Bernadette,
“I am the Immaculate Conception”
We pray for sinners. Show them the way of life and truth.
May we discover the joy of God’s forgiveness in our lives
Instil in us a desire for childlike innocence and trust.
You gave birth to Jesus, our Saviour and our brother,
look tenderly on our beautiful but troubled world.
Guide us to the One who is the Source of all hope,
Jesus, your Son, the way, the truth and the life,
Who teaches us to call God Father. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes – pray for us.

St. Bernadette – pray for us.

Family Offering Boxed Envelopes

Posted 14th January 2021 in Announcements

envelopes2The 2021 Family Offering boxes are available from the Parish Office.

If you would like your box delivered to you, or wish to register for a box, please contact the Parish Office.

Please hold onto your envelopes until such time as door-to-door collections can safely resume, or drop them into the Parish Office at your convenience.

If you prefer, you may donate online instead.

Thank you for your continued support of the Parish.

Feast of the Epiphany

Posted 2nd January 2021 in Ceremonies

epiphanyOn Wednesday 6th January we will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan.

The Vigil Mass for the Feast will be at 6.30pm on Tuesday, and Mass on the Feast Day itself will be at 10.00am on Wednesday.

Please note that the 10am Mass in Holy Trinity will be a Funeral Mass for the late Joe Fowley RIP. Mass in the neighbouring parishes of St. Monica’s and St. Benedict’s will also be at 10am.