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Ministry in the Immaculate Conception

If you are interested in participating in Ministry of the Word or Eucharist in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass for the coming year. Please contact Fr. Gerard in the Parish Centre.

Diocesan Needs collection

will be taken up at all Masses next weekend (September 6th/7th) as a joint offertory collection.

First Friday

September 5th is the first Friday of the month. CONFESSIONS Thursday 4.30pm – 5.30pm in St. John's Parish Centre.

Daily Masses will be celebrated in the Parish Centre

From Monday August 25th the weekday masses will celebrated in St. John's Parish Centre to facilitate works on the heating system. These works under the Better Energy Communities Programme aim to improve the insulation and air-circulation in the Church, so that the heating system will work more efficiently and economically. Eucharistic Adoration will not be held on Fridays for the duration of the works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience.

Exploring the Sunday Gospel and Readings

Would you like to have a better understanding of the Gospel and the Readings you hear on Sunday? If you would, why not come to our meeting which is on Tuesday morning in the St. John's Parish Centre. We start again, on Tuesday September 2nd at 10.30am and will finish by 11.30am. So why not come along and see the Gospel come alive for you? This exploration of the Sunday Gospel and Readings is led by Mike Riordan.

Roses visit St John's

On Sunday last (August 17th) a number of Roses and their escorts attended the 10.30 Mass in St. John's Church which was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Finucane. 


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Building Works in St. John's Church.

Underpinning works have begun at the front of St. John's Church, near the entrance to the Presentation Convent grounds. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and appreciate the co-operation of the Presentation sisters and the Presentation Primary School for the duration of this project. These works will help maintain and preserve the fabric of St John's for future generations.

Wedding Jubilee Mass

will be celebrated in St. John's Church on Saturday, September 6th at 6.10pm for all couples celebrating significant jubilees this year (1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th , etc...). Any such couples should submit their names to the Parish Centre.

Thought for the week

The deeds and words of others can leave us feeling overpowered, broken-hearted by their insults and derision. We can have a fire of hurt burning within our hearts so that we find ourselves wishing to avenge their actions. But try not to model your behaviour on that of those around you. Remember that Jesus also suffered grievously at the hands of others. The inability of a fallen world to open its arms to the Saviour God became an obstacle in his pathway. But when you feel hurt and alone, pick up your cross and walk slowly following the God whose right hand firmly holds you and me. Your reward will be great......

(St John's Social Justice and Peace Committee).


Mass Times

St John the Baptist Castle St.
WEEKDAYS Monday – Friday
8.30am 10.00am, 6.10pm



SUNDAY 9.00am 10.30am, 12.00noon
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Fridays after 10am mass until 6.10
CONFESSIONS: Saturdays from 12 noon to 1pm and from 5.30 to 6.00pm.
St Brendan’s Curraheen
WEEKDAYS As Announced
SUNDAY 11.00am
Immaculate Conception, Rathass
WEEKDAYS As Announced
SUNDAY 10.00am
Dominican, Holy Cross, Day Pl
WEEKDAYS 8.00am, 1.05pm, 7.30pm
SUNDAY 8.00am, 9.30am, 11.00am, 12noon