December ~ Advent

Tuesday 12th December - 7pm
Christmas Carol Service - St. Paul’s Community Choir & Friends would like to invite you to join them for some Christmas Carol Singing and readings in St. Paul’s Church, Ayrfield on Tuesday 12th  December at 7pm

Bambinelli Sunday

The Blessing of the Bambinelli (Baby Jesus) is a tradition which began in Rome. Each year on the Third Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father invites children to bring the Baby Jesus from the family Nativity scene to Mass for a blessing. After the blessing the children are invited to wrap up their baby Jesus and to place him under the Christmas Tree at home. On Christmas morning the Bambinelli is the first Christmas gift to be unwrapped and placed in the family crib. 

We invite you to bring the baby Jesus from your crib to Mass here in St. Paul's Church to be blessed.  
The Blessing of the Bambinelli will take place at all Masses on the weekend of 16th and 17th of December.  

Journeying together through Advent

Four Sessions of prayerful reflection on the Scripture Readings of the Sunday’s in Advent, to help us prepare our hearts and spirits for the celebration of the wonder of Emmanuel – Christ with us.

The Sessions will take place on Monday Nights at 7pm in Holy Trinity Parish, Donaghmede and will be repeated on Thursday Mornings at 11am in St Monica’s Church, Edenmore. Beginning on Monday 27th November, see our newsletter for more information

Sacramental Preparation:

Communion Registration Form - Grow In Love Dates
Next Grow in Love mass - 10:30am Sunday 17th December 

Confirmation Registration Form - Confirmation 2024 Dates
Next Confirmation mass - 10:30am Sunday 3rd December

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Parish News

 Saturday (vigil):   5:30pm
 Sunday:   10:30am

St. Paul’s, Ayrfield 

Mass ) Tuesday & Thursday :    10am
( Service of Word with Communion ) ~ Monday 10am

Holy Trinity, Donaghmede
Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 10am
Saturday Vigil - 6:30pm, Sunday - 9:30am & 11:30am

Mass times in the parishes of St. Monica, Edenmore & St. Benedict, Grange Park
St. Monica's : Saturday Vigil : 5pm | Sunday: 10am
St. Benedict's : Saturday Vigil : 7pm | Sunday: 11am

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An Act of Spiritual Communion

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 now as if you were already there and I unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Funeral Masses in St. Paul's Church are at 10:00am unless otherwise notified.
Funerals have no capacity limits but all other protective measures remain in place.

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Building Hope 

The Building Hope Prayer

Pilgrim God, we give you thanks and praise.
You constantly journey with us even in our darkness and doubts.
We seek your way of loving kindness to walk together as one family.
Open our eyes to recognise you in the faces of one another,
in the breaking of bread and in the splendour of creation.
May the risen Christ sow seeds of hope and new life deep within us.
May our hearts and minds be filled with your Word,
bringing forth truth, justice and peace.
May the Holy Spirit working in and through us do much more
than we can dare to imagine
as we live out our baptismal calling in humble and loving service.
We make this our prayer through Christ Our Lord.

Mary Mother of Christ, pray for us.
St. Laurence O'Toole, pray for us.
St. Kevin, pray for us
St. Brigid, pray for us

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Contributions to Family Offerings and Mass Collections

Outdoor Family Offering Collection - Standing Order 

If you wish to contribute to St. Paul’s Parish, Ayrfield Family Offering collection by Standing Order, or if you would like to use a standing order to replace your weekly envelope contribution please complete the "Bankers Order Form" This collection, as you know, is crucial for the practical running of our Parish. The parish also supports the preparation of the children and parents for the sacraments through the Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation Programmes. Completed forms can be returned by post or in person to the Parish Office.

For more details contact Freda in the Parish Office on 01-8160984.
Please fill out the following form: "Bankers Order Form"

Tax relief For Donation to Eligible Charities 

The Parish can claim a Tax Rebate on any donations of €250 and over in any one year and add it to our funds. Donations include the Family offerings outdoor collection, by either direct debit or envelopes and donations made to the Common Fund, Share, Christmas and Easter Dues. A CHY3 Form is to be returned to the Parish Office for eligible Households. 

If you wish to donate online to the First or Second collections that normally take place on a Sunday or to Easter/Christmas Dues you can do so by using the DONATE button on the top of the screen which the diocese has asked us to place on our website. 

When you click on the DONATE button at the top of the page. You also get an option to donate to St. Paul's Parish, Ayrfield, by way of a once off donation or if you wish join the Family Offering - planned giving, you can to set up a Weekly or Monthly offering and enter the amount of your donation. You will need to have your payment details (card/debit card or bank details) and your mobile phone to hand. Your mobile phone is needed because a confirmation pin number will be texted to it. Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated. 

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We Remember at Mass and in Prayer, Those Who Have Gone Before Us

Saturday - 5:30 pm
      Joe Rock ~ 7th Anniversary
      Violet Byrne & Sheila O'Farrell ~ Birthday Remembrance

Sunday - 10:30am
      Joann Foley ~ Anniversary
      Patrick Murphy ~ 7th Anniversary
      Patricia Matthews ~ 7th Anniversary
      Tom Eivers ~ 11th Anniversary
      Bridget, Gretta & Denis Fennell ~ Anniversaries

Tuesday - 10:00am
      Deceased members of the Kenworthy Family 

Thursday - 10:00am
      Annie Brodigan ~ Birthday Remembrance
      Monica Grange
~ 8th Anniversary      

Your prayers are also requested for the happy repose of the souls of
Brigid Knox, Peter Nevin, Brian O'Reilly & Christopher Leister

recently deceased.

May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last.

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Mass Times

Saturday Evening Vigil:


Tuesday and Thursday

Service of Word with Communion :
Monday 10:00am

Live Stream Links:

~   St. Paul's Church,
~  Holy Trinity Church,
~  St. Monica's Church,
~  St. Benedict's Church, 
      Grange Park 
~  Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace Church, 
~  St. Brendan's Church,
~ Knock Shrine

Contact Us

Parish Office:
St. Paul's Church,
Dublin 13
Tel: 01 8160984
Office Email:

Sacristy Tel: 01-8160981

Parish Priest:
Fr. Declan Blake
28 Glentworth Park
Ard na Gréine
Dublin 13, D13 C4A0
Tel: 01 8160 984


Baptisms are held on the 1st Saturday of each month at 12 noon (From October 2023)

"Request for Baptism Forms" should be completed and returned to the Parish Office with a copy of the Birth Certificate.

Accord Dublin

ACCORD Dublin provides Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses and Marriage and Relationship Counselling.
Click on Accord logo to view.

October 2018

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