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


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26th January 2020

Third Sunday

In Ordinary Time

Pope Francis is passionate about the Word of God. He has declared a special Sunday dedicated to the Bible each year. All of us are invited to respond imaginatively and actively to this new feast. The feast is the start of a year of increased engagement with the Word of God. Please take home a bible quote from our baskets at the back of the church.

Do This in Memory Programme will take place next Sunday 26th January at 10am.


The parish will be having a Quiz Night on Friday 21st February upstairs in Peacocks at 8pm. We are asking each group in the parish to sponsor a table. Table of four people €40.

Catholic Schools Week, 2019

We celebrate the work of our local Catholic Schools from 26th January to 2nd February. The Theme for Catholic Schools Week is Living in Harmony with God’s Creation.

Loreto College will celebrate the week during the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday 1st February. 

There will be a Coffee Morning in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church next Sunday 26th January after the 11am Mass

All Welcome!


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


New Rosters for the Ministers of the Word and Eucharist are now available at the back of the church, or by clicking here and going to Downloads.

 Presentation of the Lord

Next Sunday February 2nd we celebrate the presentation of the Lord. All Candles will be blessed and  available in the church.You can bring your own candle next weekend to get blessed during our Masses.Blessing of throats will take place on Monday 3rd February after 10am Mass in St Finian’s and 1pm Mass in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Dublin Airport church.

Annual Mass for the Sick



The Annual Mass for the Sick with Sacramental Anointing will take place at 11am on Saturday 8th February in St Finian’s Church. Please pass on the word to neighbours or friends. If you know of anyone who needs transport on that morning, leave their name and address in the Parish Office and we will arrange for them to be collected. There will be refreshments in the Oratory after Mass for everyone.

Celebration of

First Penance


The celebration of First Penance will take place on Wednesday 5th February at 7.30pm for all children in First Holy Communion class.

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.

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: 18th January / 19th January, 2020


For the Running of our Parish


Envelope Collection:           €610

Standing Orders:                €370

Upkeep Envelopes             €365


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:                  €760 (First collection)

SHARE Collection:             €528 (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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