This group was started in 1989, with the aim of encouraging senior citzens to enjoy an active retirement. The Group holds meeting every second Monday in the Parish Centre. Many outings and activities are organised, including the theatre, visits to places of interest, and holidays. There are up to 70 members, who elect a Committe every year. The group is self supporting. Members pay an annual membership fee and also pay for their own outings and activities.
Our altar servers serve at all the ceremonies which take place in our Church. They are recruited every year in October. It is open to both boys and girls who have made their First Holy Communion. Training is giving before anyone starts to serve.
Baptism takes place on the First Saturday of the month at 11.30 a.m. and the Third Sunday after 11.30 a.m.Mass. Please collect a form from the Parish Office or from the Sacristy. Three weeks notice is required. We are currrently forming a Baptismal Team. The team supports the parents and helps them to prepare for the life journey of faith which they are initiating their child. The Team hold a preparatory meeting monthly.
Bethany Bereavement Support Group
This group was set up in the Parish in 1997 and is a voluntary parish-based Ministry, which aims to help the bereaved and grieving by offering support and a listening ear. They provided a one-to-one drop in centre on Friday mornings from 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. A group meeting is also held on the last Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. All sessions are held in the Parish Centre. For further information contact : The Parish Office 2884009
The bookshop is positioned on right side, near the main door of the Church. The Book Centre is open daily after the 10 a.m. Mass and after all Masses on Sunday including the Vigil. A selection of seasonal books for adults, Children’s books and bibles. Mass Cards and Greeting Cards are available, also Baptismal Candles, Prayer Books, Rosaries etc.
We have three choirs. The Irish Group sing at the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday and the Senior Choir sing at the 11.30 a.m. on Sunday. The Senior Choir meet on Sunday morning at 10.15 a.m. and on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in preparation for such events as Christmas and Easter. We have a Young Adult Choir that sing at the 6pm Saturday Vigil. They practice at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
This group is made up of volunteers who assist in the general care of the Church on a weekly basis. They meet on a Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. for one hour approximately. Offers of new help are always welcome.
Church Grounds Maintenance
This group meet on a Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. and they keep the grounds by mowing the grass, cutting the hedges and keeping the area clean.
This is a Free and Confidential Service offering information on Social Welfare Entitlements, Consumer Issues, Health, Housing Family Matters, Disability Services, Employment Rights, Local Information. It is located in the Parish Centre and is open on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3.00 – 4.00 p.m, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Contact Telephone Number is: 288 5629.
The Coffee Dock is situated in the Parish Centre and is open every morning atfter Mass. It is manned by volunteers and new help is always very welcome.
Do This in Memory of Me
This is a parish -based Programme for First Eucharist. Do This in Memory is a resource for parish communities to assist them in the preparation for First Holy Communion. It complements the school-based work. It takes place once a month from September to June during the Sunday Mass at 12noon in St. Laurence O 'Toole Parish Church. It is continued in the home through the use of activities and materials for both parents/guardians and children. It also acknowledges the home as the most important and significant place, where the faith of our children is nurtured, nourished and sustained. For further information contact the Parish Office: 2884009
We currently have 50 Lay Ministers of the Eucharist assisting with the distribution of Holy Communion to those assembled at the celebration of Mass. They also bring Holy Communion to the Housebound of the Parish. New Ministers attend a training course before they are commissioned and are commissioned for four years.
Family Mass Group
The family Masss on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m is is co-ordinated by a voluntary group of parents. With the Priests they prepare a child-centred liturgy with drama, story and song. The childen’s choir is always open for new members and any parents who would like to be involved in any capacity are welcome and should contact any member of the team afte the 10 a.m. Mass.
Padre Pio Prayer Group:
The purpose of the group is to encourage prayer through association with Saint Pio. The group meets on the Fourth Wednesday of the month for the 10 a.m. Mass. A first class relic of the Saint is available to be brought, on request, to the sick.
The object of the Association is the promotion of sobriety. Those who join undertake to abstain from alcholic drink, recite the Heroic Offering morning and night and wear the Pioneer Pin. The Kilmacud Branch was founded in 1917 and is now attached to the Parish Church. Anyone wishing to join or seek further information please contact the Parish office.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The poor have always found a friend with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Conference in this parish meets twice a month. We do not discriminate against anybody regardless of age, sex, race etc. We help everyone. "No act of charity is foreign to the Society". The essential work of the society is person to person contact. Home visitation is the cornerstone of our work. We offer tangible assistance to those in need. This aid may take the form of debt management and budgeting, food vouchers, money, help with educatioal costs, fuel and other home utilities. All this work is done while maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those we help. If you need help, it is easy! Just call 087 1639052 or 8386990.
Society of Simon of Cyrene
A Parish-based Ministry of lay and religious members dedicated to the Housebound. Founded in June 2000, in this Parish, the Society aims to serve the spiritual and associated needs of the sick and the elderly living alone.
Volunteers from the Society’s Visitor corps will make calls to parishioners at home, in hospitals and in nursing homes, over the short, medium and long term.
The SSC will also help in arranging for parishioners to receive the Sacraments.
The Society promotes parish radio, spiritual video, audio and book library services while co-operating with local agencies in the provision of pendant personal security alarms.
Brochures outlining visiting and other services can be obtained in local chemist shops and in local doctors’ waiting rooms as well as on the wall rack beside the book shop at the rear of the Church.
To avail of any of the services fill in the coupon in the brochure and hand it to one of the Priests or leave it in to the Parish Office or Sacristy.
For further Society of Simon of Cyrene information contact the Parish Secretary, Church of St Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud. Tel: 288 4009 (Mornings).
Child Protection Policy
The Parish Pastoral Council have published their Child Protection Guidelines and are posted on the notice boards of the Church. We invite you to read them.
Our Child Protection Officer is Mary Boushell and she may be contacted at
The acting Diocesan Child Protection Officer is Sinead McDonnell. She can be contacted at 01 8360314 or 086 7719267.