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Welcome to St Martin de Porres and Bohernabreena Parishes in Dublin Archdiocese. We are delighted that you are joining us on website. We are a faith-based community. Our purpose is to know the Good News of God’s presence so that it can shape us to accept, welcome and be generous towards all. We hope you will find something that touches your heart and that you will find helpful resources, services and activities for your life’s journey. You will always be very welcome to take part as you may wish. May you be guided as you browse and search.

Archbishop Dermot Farrell's Advent Pastoral Letter, 2022

Advent Prayers of the Faithful

Mass Times for St. Martins and Bohernabreena Parishes

Weekend Masses

Saturday 6 pm Holy Rosary Church

Saturday 7 pm St Martin's Church

Sunday 8:30 am St. Anne's Church

Sunday 9:30 am St. Martin's Church

Sunday 10:30 am Holy Rosary Church

Sunday 11:30 am St. Anne's Church

Sunday 12:30 pm St. Martin's Church

Weekday Masses

Monday 10:00 am Holy Rosary

Tuesday 10:00 am St. Martins

Wednesday 10:00 am St. Martins

Thursday 10:00 am St. Martins

Friday 10:00 am St. Annes

Friday 10:00 am St. Martins

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Parish Community Newsletters

Newsletter 4pp A4 231_WEB.pdf
Newsletter 4pp A4 230_WEB.pdf

Diocesan Communications


The Archbishop Farrell’s Advent Pastoral Letter, entitled The Time Has Come can be found on the Archdiocese’s website at http://dublindiocese.ie/the-time-has-come-advent-2022/.


Sharing the Good News is the newsletter of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. If you would like receive this weekly ezine, you can do so at https://catholicnews.ie/newsletter/. You are encouraged to invite others to do so too. Send articles and photographs for use in Sharing the Good News to info@catholicbishops.ie.


This will take place this Saturday, November 26, in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. It will begin at 1pm and will finish with Mass at 4pm. If you have altar servers in your parish this is a great opportunity to meet others who serve Mass and grow in how important their ministry is for the Church. Please contact altarservers@dublindiocese.ie and we will send you a registration form.


2022 has been very difficult for families coming to Crosscare needing help. For the first time in many years, they have seen a rise in the number of working families struggling with ongoing increases in the cost of living. The demands of Christmas put even more pressure on people already finding it hard to make ends meet.

This Christmas, they are asking for help for the Food Poverty Service, where Crosscare supports families who find it hard to provide nutritious food. Sadly, almost 800 families and individuals, including 1,000 children, have needed help from the Service this year and demand is likely to increase in the coming months. Crosscare ensures they have a good supply of food while at the same time looking at all the issues that may have brought them into food poverty.

If you can, you can donate online at www.crosscare.ie or call 01 8360011 or send a cheque or postal order to Crosscare Christmas Appeal, 2 Saint Mary’s Place North, Dublin D07 Y768. Envelopes will also be made available in all Parish Churches.


Registrations for World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 opened on Sunday with Pope Francis becoming the first to register! The registration process for the Archdiocese of Dublin is currently being finalised and in order to connect with those who wish to travel, those who are interested in going are invited to fill in the form linked below. Please note, places are limited and are for those 18 years or older. https://forms.office.com/r/CeLDQsRFiK


Emmanuel 2023

The music books for Emmanuel 2023 have been distributed to the second level schools and copies can be ordered by emailing emmanuelschoolconcert@gmail.com. Auditions for solo parts will begin shortly building up the momentum for the Helix Concerts on February 27/28 and March 1/2. You can listen to recordings of the music of Emmanuel 2023 on Spotify, Apple Music or wherever you get your online digital material.

Funeral Ministry Training

The two courses for Funeral Leaders and members of New Teams are well under way in the Mission & Ministry Centre at St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. There is the latest AV equipment for visual presentation and the sound system has been rebooted for effective listening and interaction. Hospitality is offered which is appreciated by all. It was an important part of the tradition at Clonliffe before the Covid outbreak in 2020.

‘Enlarge the Space of your Tent’

The Annual Diocesan Advent Service takes place on Saturday, November 26, in the Monastery of St Alphonsus, Drumcondra, at 4pm. All are welcome or to join on webcam www.rednuns.com. The text of the service is attached.

The service complements the crib/tent ideas – see attachment to this email – inspired by the ongoing Synodal process. The Sisters will create the visual of the tent and you will see how they use it to include the marginalised characters suggested in the notes as you build your crib in Advent.

About Our parish

The Parish of St. Martin de Porres, Old Bawn, is in Dublin Archdiocese. It stretches southwards from the Square Shopping Centre to the foot of the Dublin mountains. The Parish encompasses well established estates such as St. Maelruan’s Park, Watergate, Old Bawn, Aylesbury and in more recent years Ellensborough and Marlfield caring pastorally for well over 3,000 homes. The church, as far as we know is the only parish church in Ireland dedicated to St. Martin De Porres, was officially opened and blessed by Archbishop Dermot Ryan on 12th December 1976. St. Martin’s is a mature parish with a high degree of lay participation. The Parish Team consists of Rev Fr. James Daly P.P; Rev Fr. Hilary Etomike, C.C., Very Rev Fr Michael Hurley, P.C.; Rev Fr Hector Mwale, P.C; and Rev Padraic O'Sullivan - Deacon.

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