Maureen Kelly : RTE on-line Series “Faith and Me”.

To mark the WMOF and Pope’s Visit to Ireland, RTE commissioned a series of video clips from various different people to speak about Faith.

Our own Maureen Kelly from the Parish Knit Wits group spoke movingly about her Faith.

Many congratulations to Maureen on her lovely words.

Please use the link below to view the clip.


 World Meeting of Families Phoenix Park Mass (August 26th.)

Travel arrangements for the Papal Mass on Sunday August 26th.

Please note that due to the conditions of the Transport Plan for the Papal Mass, the Private Bus Company have indicated to us that they are required to converge at the Docklands.

Given that the Docklands is further away from the Phoenix Park than Marino, it no longer makes any sense for to organise a private coach.

This is disappointing to us as a Parish. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

The recommendation is to travel to the Phoenix Park by Public transport.

Your ticket for the Mass in the Phoenix Park will allow you to travel on Dublin bus, Luas or the Dart for FREE.

  • Option 1: take the Luas to Smithfield and walk to the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park.
  • Option 2: Take the Maynooth train from Connolly station and get off at the Ashdown gate and walk to the Papal Cross.
  • Dublin bus will run a Sunday service. Some routes will be affected due to road restrictions around the Phoenix Park.

Tickets for the Final Mass

  • Tickets for the Final Mass are due to be released to the Parishes on 10th of August. No tickets have been received yet.
  • Tickets will be issued in an individual’s name and are NON TRANSFERRABLE.
  • Tickets will be issued for a specific standing section at the Mass site.

We will contact all those Parishioners who have requested tickets to confirm that they still intend to travel before issuing the tickets. Tickets for the Pope’s Mass are free.

Live in the Marino Parish Church: Pope’s Mass Phoenix Park (August 26th.)

The Parish Office is pleased to confirm that the Pope’s Mass will be shown live in the Parish Church on August 26th.

If you are interested, please contact the Sacristy as soon as possible on 01 8332772. More details to follow.


World Meeting of Families: Request for Hosts/Volunteers/Interest in the Final Mass (21st. to the 26th. of August 2018)

You may have noticed a Pink sheet at the end of the seat or at the back of the Church :  if you are interested in being a Host, a Volunteer or attending the Final Mass as part of a Parish Group, please return the completed form to the Sacristy/ Parish Office by June 17th.  For your convenience the form is also attached below.

The information will be passed onto the WMOF team in Clonliffe College. Thank you.

WMOF Leaflet May 2018 bdocx


Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry Programme

Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week Adult Faith Development course on Thursday Evenings in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe road.

September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.). Bookings now open. Early application is advised.

Contact : Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan @ 01 8087594 or



Pathways Poster

Pathways Course


Child Safe Guarding- E-Vetting – Marino & Rosmini

Thank you to all those people who have already returned their Volunteer Vetting form.

This is a NEW E-Vetting cycle and If you have not yet returned a form please note that the documents can be submitted in person at Marino Parish office between 10 a.m. – 12 noon on weekdays.

Additional forms are available from the Parish Office.

Rosmini: For your convenience the documents can be submitted in person to Fr. Gaffney in St. Joseph’s Church, (Rosmini) Gracepark Road, Dublin from 14th  May 2018 to 28th May 2018.


World Meeting of Families – Volunteers wanted.

The latest information on the World meeting of Families is contained in the link below.

Volunteers and Host Families are urgently needed.


Alzheimer’s Tea Morning 10th May
Grateful thanks to the Tea/Coffee Team for all their help in running this event – also to Lorraine and Maria who took charge of the raffle.
It was a most enjoyable social event, as our photos show, and raised €670 for the Alzheimer’s Society, which has been forwarded on to them.
Our loyal Marino-ites provided their usual support!



Pope Francis to visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference today warmly welcomed the announcement by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, that he will attend part of the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place from 21 – 26 August in Dublin on the theme, ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’.
Pope Francis, who is 81 years of age, will arrive in Dublin on Saturday, 25 August, and will take part in the ‘Festival of Families’ in Croke Park.

The Festival of Families is the faith-based cultural concert of the World Meeting of Families six-day programme. The next day, Sunday 26 August, Pope Francis will be the chief celebrant at Holy Mass in the Phoenix Park and this liturgy will bring to a conclusion the World Meeting of Families 2018.