Welcome to the Website of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Marino, Dublin, Ireland. We are a parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.
We are a north side Dublin community of 5,000 homes with a population of approximately 13,000 people. We are a Parish with a vibrant community, made up of “old” Marino people and relative “newcomers” from all walks of life.
We aim to live out our Mission Statement: “THE CATHOLIC PARISH OF MARINO WILL FOSTER A VIBRANT, CARING COMMUNITY THAT IS LOVING, WELCOMING AND SUPPORTIVE OF ALL”
Our mission is to grow in the image of Christ through the Holy Spirit, to be formed by the Word and our prayer, to use our gifts to welcome those who are here and reach out to those who are not. We invite you to join us as partners in the mission. Together, let us get to know Christ better and to make Him better known.
May God Bless you wherever you are and thank you for exploring our website.
Tom Noone P.P.
Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m.
Saturday:10.00 a.m. & 5.30 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday: 9.15 a.m. & 11.00 a.m.
Please note: there is no regular celebration of the 12.30pm Sunday Mass – occasional 12.30 Masses are celebrated with the First Communion & Confirmation families (see 1st Communion/Confirmation news for dates)
All Services are available on the webcam at www.marinoparish.ie
St. Joseph’s – Rosmini
Monday to Saturday: 10.00 a.m.
Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED……………..
“The great mistake of many people…is to imagine that those whom death has taken leave us? They do not leave us. They remain! Where are they? In darkness? Oh no! Its is we who are in darkness. We do not see them but they see us……I have often reflected upon the surest comfort for those who mourn. It is this: a firm faith in the real and continued presence of our loved one. Death has not destroyed them nor carried them away. They are not even absent but living near us, transfigured: having lost in their glorious change, no delicacy of their souls, no tenderness of their hearts nor especial prefernce in their affection. On the contrary, they have, in depth and in fervour of devotion, grown larger a hundredfold…those who on earth were only ordinary Christians become perfect…those who were good become sublime” (Karl Rahner)
on the subject of PRAYER, ESPECIALLY SEEMINGLY UNANSWERED PRAYER
I asked for power that I might achieve;
He made me meek that I might obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things;
I was given grace that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for strength that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I received nothing that I asked for,
but all that I hoped for;
My prayer was answered.
First Reconciliation/First Communion: We have completed registration for children whose families wish them to celebrate these Sacraments in 2024. We had our Enrolment Mass on Sunday 22nd October, when the children promised to: talk to Jesus everyday, come along to our preparation Masses and try to live like Jesus by being loving & kind. Their families promised to help them with their promises!
Our next Mass together will be celebrated on 17th December, Bambinelli Sunday when the children are asked to bring their ‘Jesus’figures from their cribs for a blessing. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers! Here is a photo from our Mass on Sun 26th November: Ali Joe Bear sits in the middle of a sea of crowns brought by the First Communicants for Jesus, for the Feast of Christ the King!
CONFIRMATION: Registration for Confirmation has taken place as have our information meetings for parents & Confirmation candidates. We celebrated our Enrolment Mass together on Sunday 12th November when our young people promised to: take time each day to pray, attend Mass at the weekends, take full part in our parish preparation programme & try to be the kind of person Jesus wants us to be! Our next Mass together is on Sun 3rd December at 12.30pm. In the meantime we have started ‘Nua Origins’, an 8 week contemporary film series that helps young people explore questions about their Christian faith. Please keep these young people and their families in your prayers.
The 16th Synod of Bishops is currently meeting in Rome with Pope Francis. This is the much heralded ‘Universal Synod on Synodality’ or on listening & walking together. This is possibly the most important church ‘event’ of our lifetime with potential for effecting how we proclaim the Gospel today and in the future, so it stands to reason that it is vitally important that we accompany the synod in our prayers, praying for the Holy Spirit to guide the church.
Prayer for the Synod
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,forever and ever. Amen.
UNIVERSAL SYNOD 2021- 2023 – DUBLIN DIOCESE SYNOD REPORT AVAILABLE
The Diocesan Synod Report has been published and has been sent to the Irish Bishops Conference and will contribute to the “Synod on Synodality” in Rome in October 2023. The Irish Church will continue to prepare for a National Synod in three years time.
Almost 13,000 people engaged in the process across 173 parishes. There was remarkable convergence between our parish report and the diocesan report. Four major trends emerged:
The importance of community belonging.
The role of women.
The place of young people.
The inspirational leadership of Pope Francis.
Copies of the full report will be available at the back of the church or by clicking here.
Copies of the Marino Parish Feedback Report can be found at the back of the Church or by clicking here.
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Prayer after Communion
Lord, we are grateful; now may we be generous. Lord, we have been nourished; now may we nourish one another. May we be bread for one another, the bread of compassion, the bread of encouragement, the bread of life.
A CALL FOR PRAYER AND FASTING FOR PEACE
‘Since he is not the God of disorder but of peace’ (1 Co4 14,33)
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has called for prayers for peace in the Middle East.
Prayer for peace
Lord Jesus Christ, look with mercy upon the land that was your earthly home and which is once again struck by violence, hatred and death. Receive the decesased into your presence. Comfort those who mourn, are wounded or forced to flee their homes. Be close to all who are full of fear and despair. You are our peace and the light of the nations, put an end to the spiral of terror and suffering in the Holy Land and in the whole Middle East. Let justice and peace flourish at the holy sites. You are our refuge, let the people be safe in your love. Have mercy on us and on our time. AMEN
A PRAYER FOR WORN-TORN PARTS OF THE WORLD (from Clonard Monastery, Belfast)
- For those who are fleeing: sanctuary,
- For those who are staying: safety,
- For those who are fighting: peace,
- For those whose hearts are breaking: comfort,
- For those who see no future: hope.
Prayer for Vocations: Archbishop Farrell is asking that we pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis. ‘As you are well aware the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and pray that the Lord of the harvest will send labourers into his harvest’. A new Director and Assistant Director of Vocations have been appointed for the archdiocese, Fr Seamus McEntee and Fr Bill O Shaughnessy.