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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Come and worship

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.

Pope Francis' Message on 56th World Day of Peace (1 January, 2023)


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/.

    Archbishop Dermot Farrell's Pastoral Letter, 2022

    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 Lenten Devotion

Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent in St Martin de Porres Church, Aylesbury Tallaght, @ 3 PM starting from Friday 24th February

Come and See During Lent

Would you like an opportunity to come together with others to hear stories of hope, stories about coming to know God's love, and coming to find joy even in the midst of the difficulties and challenges of life?  Can you spare some time on Monday evenings in Lent for 6 weeks starting from Monday, 27th February?     

You would be most welcome to come along to a series of talks with informal discussions and a cup of tea in Holy Rosary Church, Ballycragh starting at 7.30 pm.  We hope you will find it a welcoming place and that it will be a safe space for sharing something of our faith journey.    

Parish Community Newsletters 

Newsletter 4pp A4 242_WEB.pdf
Newsletter 4pp A4 241_WEB.pdf
Newsletter 4pp A4 240_WEB.pdf
Newsletter 4pp A4 238_WEB.pdf

Archdiocesan Communications 


The Diocesan Diary for 2023 can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/diocesan-diary-2023/.

dublindiocese.ie-Diocesan Diary 2023.pdf


Date for your diary: Our 2023 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock, which will be led by Archbishop Farrell, will take place on Saturday, April 29. Please email knockpilgrimage@dublindiocese.ie if you have any queries.


ARISE! is the new name for Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Including prayer, pilgrimage and faith exploration, ARISE! will support young adults in their faith, as well as those in parish who accompany young people. Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear all that is happening with ARISE! https://forms.office.com/e/3rfLFnUXjR or contact natalie.doherty@dublindiocese.ie.


World Youth Day 2023 is taking place in Lisbon. Details of the package are available, along with the payment schedule, and dates for programme of preparation. Payment of deposits and completion of registration forms are done online and will be available from 1st December. If you have any queries, please contact natalie.doherty@dublindiocese.ie.


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.


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

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Updated Privacy Notice 27 March 23.pdf
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