Welcome to the Parish of St. Martin de Porres

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St Martin de Porres Parish is part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. The parish is a registered charity

Registered Charity Number: 20016166, Parishes Revenue Number CHY7424. The Parish

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Welcome to St Martin de Porres and Bohernabreena Parishes in Archdiocese of Dublin. 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 faith and 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 of Dublin has said the introduction of parish partnerships as part of structural changes in the Irish Church’s largest diocese is “much more than ‘managing decline’”. The archbishop announced the radical proposal for parish partnerships in early December, after a period of consultation with the Archdiocese of Dublin’s 197 parishes which began last Easter.

The full article can be read at https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/16311/dublin-plans-more-than-managed-decline-says-archbishop/.

    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


Sundays 10:45 am - 12 noon

Mondays and Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday Mornings after 10:00 am Mass to 11:30 am  

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Parish Community Newsletters 

26 Nov 2023 Newsletter.pdf
19 Nov 2023 Newsletter.pdf
12 November 2023 Newsletter
5 November 2023 Newsletter
22 October 2023 Newsletter
Newsletter 4pp A4_WEB.pdf

Archdiocesan Communications 


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.


The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a free Bereavement Support Line. This National Freephone Service is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 1800 807077. Visit www.hospicefoundation.ie for more information.

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 Clergy consists of Rev Fr. James Daly P.P; Very Rev Canon Michael Hurley, P.C.; Rev Fr. Hilary Etomike, C.C; Rev Fr Hector Mwale, P.C; and Rev Deacon Padraic O'Sullivan.

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