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The following are notices and upcoming events here in St Finian's Church 
 Click here for notices & events in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church

19th May 2024


Mass Times




10.00 am in St Finian’s Church.

1.00 pm in at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church, Dublin Airport.


St Finian’s Church:

Saturday Morning: 11.00 am
Saturday Vigil: 5.30 pm
Sunday: 10.00am, 12.00 pm.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church:
Sunday: 11.00 am

All Masses and other Services in St. Finian's Church

are available on our webcam.

St. Finian's remains open for visits from 8.00am until 4.00pm each day. 


Mass intentions can be booked with Stephanie at - or at 01 8409043.

This Summer, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary!

Archbishop Dermot Farrell will celebrate a special Mass on Sunday, 23rd June at 11.00am.

All are welcome!

If anyone has any photographs of the church over the years, they might email them to the Office for inclusion in a photo collage? Many thanks.


Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). It is the 50th day after Easter (if we count both Easter and Pentecost), and it supplants the Jewish feast of Pentecost, which took place 50 days after the Passover and celebrated the sealing of the Old Covenant on Mount Sinai.

Christ had promised His Apostles that He would send His Holy Spirit, and, on Pentecost, they were granted the gifts of the Spirit. The Apostles began to preach the Gospel in all of the languages that the Jews who were gathered there spoke, and about 3,000 people were converted and baptised that day. That is why Pentecost is often called "the birthday of the Church." On this day, with the descent of the Holy Spirit, Christ's mission is completed, and the New Covenant is inaugurated. It's interesting to note that St. Peter, the first Pope, was already the leader and spokesman for the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday (see Acts 2:14ff).

                                  Bishop Barron


You are warmly invited to join once again with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit. Our dedicated period of prayer , reflection and planning for the renewal of the church in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Novena will take place in the nine days from 12th -20th May. You will find novena cards in the Church, please bring one home.


Fri 17th May
Winnie Golden (RD)
Sean Callan (RD)

Sat 18th
11am: Robert Thomas (RD)
Vigil 5.30pm
Martin O’Hanlon (RD)
Oliver Egan (RD)
Jack Donohue (RD)

Sun 19th
10.00am Paddy Ryan (RD)
12.00 Noon Marian Waters (1st AN)
Jimmy Wall (AN)

Mon 20th          

Miko Doyle (RD)

Lil Shine (RD)

Philomena Ryan (RD)

Tues 21st               

Jack Donohue (RD)

Paddy Ryan (RD)

Wed 22nd     

Annamma Thomas (9th AN)

Thurs 23rd     

Jack Donohue (RIP)

Fri 24th                

Ursula Harkin (RD)

Sat 25th         

11.00am: Colm Maloney (21st AN)

Elizabeth Shannon (2nd AN)

Antony Ennis (MM)

Vigil at 5.30pm:

Pat Haverty (9th AN)

Bridie Smith (RIP)

Vera Stokes (1st AN)

Kenneth Smith (23rd AN)

Jack Donohue (RD)

Health Intention

Sun 19th

10.00am Paddy Ryan (RD)

12.oo Noon Margaret Molloy (3rd AN)

Tom Tobin (AN)

Ray O’Brien (17th AN)

Paddy Ryan (RD)



Many of you will remember the annual walk that took place before Covid, the “Swords Camino”. We walked to each of the churches in Swords and visited St. Colmcille’s well. The parish partnership would like to hold this walk again on June 8th, 2024, marking the feast of St. Colmcille.

Loreto College will be having their Annual Graduation Mass next Monday 20th May at 3.00pm. We pray that the Holy Spirit will be with each of them to guide and take care of them .



A half-day of recollection for Ministers of the Word and of the Eucharist in the parishes of Swords, River Valley, Donabate and Brackenstown parishes is planned for Saturday June 22nd in Brackenstown Pastoral Centre from 10.00am to 1.00pm. This will be led by Peter Siney from the Office of Mission and Ministry. Please indicate to the parish office if you wish to attend.

Rotas covering June to September are now available to ministers by clicking HERE.


Since the night of Holy Thursday, spending quiet time in prayer with the Lord in the Eucharist has been central to the Christian way of life. Here in St. Finian’s, we have special times when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed so that you may come and pray.

Mon: 8am - 10am
Tues: 8.00am - 10am and 10.30am - 11.30am
Wed: 8am - 10am
Thurs: 8am - 10am
Fri: 8am - 10am and 5pm - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 11am

Come and spend some time with the Lord.

We continue to pray the Rosary during the week at 9.15 am before our 10am Mass.


Followed by Mass at 7:30pm
Celebrant Fr. Joseph Hao - Co Parish Priest


Couples intending to marry are required to give at least three months notice to the priests of the parish, whether the wedding will take place inside or outside the parish, so that the pre-marriage papers can be completed.

Pro-Life Campaign church gate collection 18th & 19th May at St Finian’s church:
The Pro-Life Campaign promotes and defends human life at all stages, from conception to natural death. It also campaigns for and provides resources to support and assist pregnant women, new mothers in need and those in need of healing after abortion. Visit for more information. If you can, please give generously.

We had no winner this week of our Jackpot, next week's prize will be €2,600.

Thank you to all who participate in the parish Lotto every week. 

Don't forget to pick up your Lotto envelope at the church!

All Lotto envelopes must be submitted by 6.00pm every Sunday night. All funds from the Lotto draw will be used to complete works on both St. Finian’s Church and Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church - including renewal of ceiling and floors, and waterproofing and painting of exterior walls.

Please note that all Lotto envelopes should be posted through the Donation box on the wall just inside the church door and not through the parish office letterbox. Thank you for your support. Best of luck to everyone who enters our draw.

Click here to check the weekly LOTTO RESULTS


Our parish partnership is planning a Pilgrimage to Lourdes in September. The dates are Sunday 15th to Thursday 19th September, and the cost of the pilgrimage for four nights and five days (inclusive of flights, accommodation and full board) is €735 per person sharing. Single supplement is €40 per night. Booking forms available from the Parish Office.

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Welcome into our Faith Community all children who were baptised last Sunday.

Upcoming Baptism dates in the parish:
May 26th
June 9th /June 23rd
July 14th /July 28th


Confession is available every day after Mass.


A Mass leaflet with the correct readings for most Sundays can be downloaded here: Missalette


Instead of downloading every week, you may prefer a Sunday Missal of your own. If you get in touch with the parish office by emailing we will gladly order one for you. They cost €15.


 St Vincent De Paul conference would like to thank you for your kind donations to their Monthly outdoor collection  last weekend. €821.19 was collected.

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