The following are notices and upcoming events here in St Finian's Church 


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Sunday, 10th October

32nd Sunday, Ordinary Time



Leaflets for the November Altar List of the dead are available to take home with you this weekend. During the month of November your list of the dead will remain on the altar and every First Friday of every month your loved ones will be remembered in our Daily Mass. May they rest in peace.


The Annual Parish Mass for the dead will be celebrated on Sunday the 24th of November at 11.30am


There will be a bus leaving the Star Pub in Swords on Sunday, 10th November at 8.30. a.m. for Emmanuel House, Clonfert, to pray for the holy souls. Prayer led by Eddie Stones.

If interested contact Nora at Tel. 8404247


Annual Valley Walk


Margaret Harris would like to thank everyone for supporting the Annual Valley Walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. €3595 was raised. Well done to everyone who took part.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church presents


An Evening of Christmas Music




Saturday 14th December at 8pm

Featuring the Lambay Choir and many guests.


Tickets are €10 each. All proceeds of the concert will go towards getting kneelers covered.

St Vincent de Paul will be having its monthly outdoor collection this weekend at St Finian’s Church. Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church collected €206 last weekend. Thank you for all your support.


Our parish has a Facebook and twitter page. Keep in touch with us and see what interests you in your parish.

Facebook:  RiverValleyParish

Twitter:        @RiverValleyP

Trip to Fatima & Santarem 2019

Accompanied by Spiritual Director

Wednesday December 4th to Monday December 9th

5nights/6 days half board in 4 star hotel. Cost €400 sharing/€500 single

Contact Pat: 087 2610405


The Enrolment Ceremony for Confirmation will take place at 6.30pm Mass next weekend 16th November 2019. We welcome all our young people and their families to the beginning of their journey to receive the Holy Spirit in Confirmation.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church Remembers


Next Sunday, November 10th at 11am Mass, we remember in a special way our Sacristans who passed away during the year. We also remember those who served the Lord in other ways in our parish with their Ministry. If you would like someone mentioned, please contact Steph in the Sacristy.

There will be a cup of Tea /Coffee after the Mass.

All are very welcome.

River Valley Bible Studies

The Gospel of St. Luke

Our classes on St. Luke take place every Friday after 10am mass, in our Lady’s Oratory.  A Cup of tea etc. included!

Come to listen, and hear God's word.

All are Welcome!


Please note that confessions are available every Saturday after the 11am Mass.

Drivers needed:

Do you have an hour to spare each week? We are looking for drivers to deliver meals to people in the Swords area around mid-day.  This is a great opportunity to help out in the community. The role is purely voluntary and unpaid.

Contact Paul McCormack at 0877699084


 Since September last year you may have noticed a white envelope on your seat. This envelope may be used as part of the second collection and all money from that envelope stays in our parish and is used for the upkeep of our church. €340 was donated last week. Thank you for making a difference.

The Archdiocese Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults policy is now published. This policy is binding on all Clergy, volunteers and staff who work with or minister to vulnerable adults in your parish.

Click here to download a copy.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Many thanks to everyone who took a shoebox home to fill for children in Eastern Europe and Africa. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated. All boxes need to be collected this week. You can leave them in the Parish office or Sacristy.

Parish Collections

Do you know where the different church collections go?

Do you know for example that NONE of the money placed in the baskets during Mass is for the running of the parish.  The First Collection at Mass is lodged with the Diocese for the common fund. This money is for the remuneration of priests.

 The second collection at Mass is usually for SHARE. This is used to pay for the personnel employed at diocesan level e.g. the staff of the different offices in Archbishop's house e.g. Finance, H.R., Parish Pastoral Workers, Education, Liturgy and several other departments.

 Only the money contributed to the Family Offering Collection is used to run the parish, i.e. pay for light, heat, insurance, repairs, altar wine and bread, wages, stationery and many more. Money to the Family Offering is usually contributed by way of a weekly envelope or standing order or annual cheque.


If you are in a position and would like to contribute to the family offering by way of standing order or weekly envelope please contact Stephanie at 8409043 or email the parish at


Weekend Collections: 2nd November / 3rd November, 2019

For the Running of our Parish


Envelope Collection:           €650

Standing Orders:                €370

Upkeep Envelopes             €505


The above are the sole means of support for the running costs of our parish. Please consider contributing if you don’t already do so.  Please contact Stephanie in the parish office for details.


Collections for outside the parish

Common Fund:                  €660 (First collection)

SHARE Collection              €515 (Second collection)


The Parish Newsletter is available each week via email.  If you would like to add your name to the distribution list please contact Stephanie on  All Newsletter are also available on our Newsletter page .


Fr. Des Doyle 


The Chaplain's Residence

Dublin Airport

Ph: 01 8447283

Fr. Antony Vibin


The Presbytery

2 River Valley Heights

Ph: 01 8404162

Sr. Josephine Keegan


Loreto Sister

Ph: 01 8405982

M:  087 1473048

Stephanie Pepper


Parish Secretary

Ph: 01 8409 043

OFFICE HOURS:  The Parish Office is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30 am to 11.30 pm.

St. Finian's Church, River Valley Parish, Swords, Co. Dublin.

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