Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Kilmacud

Kilmacud Parish Youth Choir

Saturday 6pm Mass: The Youth Choir will be back from their summer break on Saturday 8th Sept!
We welcome back our current members – and we invite new members & musicians to join us.If you are 7 or older and love singing or have been playing guitar for at least a year come along on Saturday and give it a try! No auditions! Have fun, develop your talent, build confidence & make new friends!
Practice at 5:15pm on Saturdays, Mass at 6pm – see you there!

WMOF 2018 Personal Reflections, please contribute

Opening Ceremony | Pastoral Congress – RDS | Festival of Families | Papal Mass

The parish is compiling a collection of personal reflections of the events of WMOF 2018. We invite parishioners to contribute a short account of personal experiences to be included in the parish records.  Contributions to be emailed or handed in to the parish office by Wed 5th Sept.

We are also collecting photographs for our WMOF 2018 gallery wall next to Our Lady’s Altar. If you would like to share your images of the day, please email them to the parish office.

Gala Dinner to mark finale of Fr Tony’s walk.

Fr-Tony-Gala-Dinner -withinMount Merrion Youth Group invites you all to a Gala Dinner to mark the finale of Fr Tony’s epic walk from Letterkenny to Ballydehob.
Tickets for sale from Christine in the Parish Office during the week.
Tickets €60 / Students & Senior Citizens €45

<a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Click here if you wish to make a donation to Walk While You Can.</a>.

Relics of Saints Louis & Zelie and their daughter Saint Therese

The Carmelite Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery on Upper Kilmacud Road Stillorgan welcome you to venerate the relics on Wednesday August 29th.
3:00pm Ceremony of Reception followed by veneration of the Relics
4:30pm Evening Prayer followed by veneration of the Relics
7:30pm Mass followed by veneration of the Relics

WMOF Week 7 – The role of education in raising families out of poverty 

“The task of education is to make us sense that the world and society are also our home; it trains us
how to live together in this greater home.”
“Education of children is a ‘most serious duty’ and at the same time a ‘primary right’ of parents.”
(Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)
The educational mission of families will be explored during the WMOF2018 Pastoral Congress, where
the role and rights of parents in education will be discussed, as well as the relationship between
education and the welfare of the families, economy, poverty and homelessness.
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at

WMOF Week 6 – Women’s leadership roles, globally and locally

“The grandeur of women includes all the rights derived from their inalienable human dignity but also
from their feminine genius, which is essential to society.” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)
How are our families and parish promoting and valuing the leadership roles of women?
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at

WMOF Week 5 – Faith & Family

“The family lives its spirituality precisely by being at one and the same time a domestic church and a
vital cell for transforming the world” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia).

Families are a privileged place where faith can be lived, celebrated, learnt and passed on from
generation to generation. How do you live your faith within your family life today?
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at

Preparation Evening for the World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families Kilmacud Evening of PreparationIn preparation for the World Meeting of Families there will be a talk by Fr Colin Rothery, the Dublin Archdiocesan representative in Rome for the World, on Thursday 9th August at 7:30pm in Kilmacud Parish Centre. This will be followed by some practical information for those attending the Papal Mass. All welcome!

WMOF Week 4 – Building a more sustainable approach to the economy, work and the environment

“In the family too, we can rethink our habits of consumption and join in caring for the environment
as our common home” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)
During WMOF2018 pilgrims are invited into a conversation about caring for Our Common Home.
Through prayer, discussion and action we are encouraging everyone to think more deeply about
how we care for our beautiful world, in our work and in our life.
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at

Transport to the Papal Mass on Sunday 26th August in the Phoenix Park

All seats on the parish coaches have been filled. If you have booked your place but have not yet paid – please do so by the 10th August.The cost is €10 per adult, no charge for children. Payment to Christine in the Parish Office, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Telephone: 2884009

WMOF Week 3 – “The impact of conflict on families and children”

There is no family that does not know how selfishness, discord, tension and conflict violently attack
and at times mortally wound its own communion. (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)
Conflict is present at all levels of our lives, from global events to national disputes, right through to
our own local communities and family circles. Pope Francis acknowledges that there is no perfect
family, that we encounter discord even with those we love most dearly.
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at

It’s time to change your interior life. Step Inside

Explore a programme in spirituality in Lumen –Dominican Centre, Blackrock: This two year part-time Certificate programme runs on Thursday evenings and six Saturdays to start 27 September 2018. It is exciting and inspiring. It’s open to all. No prior learning needed. There are no exams.
Contact Anne Ryan,, 086 884 3652. Website

WMOF Week 2 – “The role of technology in the family”

Pope Francis has a keen interest in technology, commenting regularly on social media. On the Pope
joining Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg welcomed him, commenting: “No matter what faith you
practice, we can all be inspired by Pope Francis’s humility and compassion. I’m looking forward to
following the Pope – and watching him continue sharing his message of mercy, equality and justice
with the world”. In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis explained that &quot;In our own day, dominated by
stress and rapid technological advances, one of the most important tasks of families is to provide an
education in hope&quot;.

What role does technology play in your family life?
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at

The Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society needs an extra 80 drivers for our volunteer Driver service in South Dublin to drive cancer patients to & from their chemotherapy appointments. We are looking for weekday drivers who have a car available. Drivers should be able to commit to two full weeks days a month.All volunteer expenses are paid.

Please call Laura on 01 231 0594 or email for an application form.

WMOF Week 1 – The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World

The World Meeting of Families will focus on key issues related to family drawn from Pope Francis’
teachings in The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia). In the countdown to the events in August, for the next
seven weeks we are bringing you a flavour of these themes.
Week 1 – The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World is the overarching theme for WMOF2018
>As the first school of faith and love, the Christian family is often where we ourselves first come to know Jesus and his love.
>The family proclaims the Gospel to the World. The Christian family, by its witness to the life and love of Jesus, is a principal agent of evangelisation to the world.
>As Pope Francis explains in Amoris Laetitia¸ “the Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed”. The Christian proclamation of the family is an indispensable part of the ‘Good News’ of the Gospel. God’s plan for the family, revealed in Sacred Scripture from the beginning, is joy for the world!

Further information can be found at

Archbishop Martin to celebrate a special Mass to support Fr Tony

Archbishop Diarmuid MartinArchbishop Diarmuid Martin will celebrate a Special Mass to Support Fr Tony on Sunday June 24th at 11.30am. This mass will provide Parishioners with an opportunity to support and wish Fr Tony well in advance of his charity walk.

Tea / Refreshments afterwards (weather permitting – at the front of the Church)
Church door collections will take place at all Masses during the weekend 23rd/24th June in aid of Fr Tony’s Charity ‘Walk while you can’ with all funds going to support ‘Motor Neuron Disease (MND)’.

Three Choirs, 7:00pm, Sunday 29th April

Kilmacud Crokes Choir, Kildare Place School Parent’s Choir, The Choir of St Laurence O’Toole,
With special guest, Joanne Harding Soprano,
Directed by Thomas Kehoe,
Sunday 29th April at 7:00pm,
Kilmacud Parish Church,
Tickets €10 | U18 free entry,

With money raised going to local charities

Help Fight Motor Neuron Disease

Fr Tony Coote, Kilmacud Parish, Stillorgan
To listen back to Fr Tony’s interview on The Ryan Tubridy show about Motor Neurone Disease, please click “here”.
To help fight Motor Neurone Disease by donating, please click “here”.

Fr Tony on the The Ryan Tubridy Show

Fr Tony Coote, Kilmacud Parish, StillorganListen to Fr Tony’s interview on The Ryan Tubridy Show to hear about his fundraising initiative.

Please click here if you would like to make a donation. (

Please click here to listen to the podcast.

Annual Knock Holiday Pilgrimage, June 5th to 8th

The annual pilgrimage to Knock organised by Simon of Cyrene will take place this year from Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th of June. More details to follow in the coming weeks with booking forms available from Helen in the Parish Centre.