The Parish of St. Vincent de Paul, Marino.

The suburb of Marino was developed in 1924 when Dublin Corporation decided to build a revolutionary type of housing in the area of Fairview .
This represented a radical departure for the Corporation of that time, and created a unique development of housing and roads in a previously rural environment.
The estate lands of Lord Charlemont formed part of the first phase of development, and eventually both the Charlemont and Croydon estates formed the Parish of Marino as we know it today.
All that now remains of the former rural landscape is the exquisite Casino, an 18th century architectural gem, set to the rear of Marino Church.
The Church Of St.Vincent De Paul, Marino was completed in 1928 on the old Charlemont estate, on the initiative of the

Very Rev.John Flanagan P.P, of Fairview parish to which the new suburb belonged.
The foundation stone of the Church of St. Vincent de Paul was laid on 2nd May, 1926, and it was consecrated on the

7th. October by Dr.Edward Byrne,Archbishop of Dublin.
At the same time the Church encouraged the building of fine new schools in this new development,In line with its social thinking at the time. Two fine, spacious schools were built, with accommodation for up to 1,500 children. These buildings had a distinctly continental style, as had many of the houses in the new scheme.

In 1942 Marino was established as a Parish in its own right, Canon McArdle being appointed Parish Priest.
Today, St. Vincent de Paul, Marino is a Parish with a vibrant community, made up of “old” Marino people and relative “newcomers” from all walks of life. In recent years the parish has inceased considerably in size, with new housing in various estates stretching from Drumcondra Road, including Beresford, High Park, The Cloisters, Griffith Hall, All Hallows Square,Gracepark Wood, Charlemont,etc.
The Parish is well catered for with Primary, and Secondary schools, as well as Third Level Colleges, including the Teacher Training College in the Marino Institute, and the former All Hallows College, now part of the Dublin City University campus.
We also have the Dublin City Council Fire Brigade Training Centre in the Parish, located in one of our more prestigious legacy buildings, the O’Brien Institute.
The Parish Centre is in regular use for parish meetings such as the Parish Pastoral Council, Baptism Preparation, Community Mass Group, etc. These meetings are usually held in the Marino, or Charlemont, Rooms, or the Annadale Room which accommodates smaller parish groups.
Marino Parish has a Parish Pastoral Council, which was established in 2004 in pursuance of guidelines laid down by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, to encourage parishes in their mission.
The Parish is committed to the Children First programme and all Parish volunteers are required to seek Garda clearance prior to involvement with any Parish Activity or Group.
The parish Mission Statement is, that
The Parish mission is to grow in the image of Christ through the Holy Spirit, to be formed by the Word and the community of prayer, to use the gifts of the community to welcome those who are here and to reach out to those who wish to be part of the parish. All are invited to join with our community as partners in this mission. Together,the community and parish of Marino will continue seek to know Christ better and to share the joy of knowing Him, with all who seek Him.


Public Masses Postponed

Mar 13, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of the Covid 19 Virus, after the 10.00am Mass today Friday 13th March there will be no further Public Masses in Marino Parish Church or in St. Joseph’s Rosmini Church until further notice. We have a duty of care to our parishioners and to all in our country to protect the health of people. The situation will be reviewed as new information becomes available. Catholics have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for the duration of these special measures.
This is a time for us to pray for each other and for our country and our world as we face this crisis. There will be a Mass broadcast from Marino Church on the webcam on Sundays at 11.00am., on weekdays at 10.00am, and on St. Patrick’s day at 11.00 AM but there will be no congregation present. I encourage you to tune in to the web broadcast. Mass is  also broadcast daily on EWTN TV station. Please continue to pray and to look after your neighbours. The Church will be open during the Day for people to pray in.



For those who cannot attend Mass and receive Holy Communion, the following prayer may be said:

My Jesus,
I believe that You
Are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things
And I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
Receive You sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if You were already there
And unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.