Our parish is served by two churches

St. Anne's, Bohernabreena and Holy Rosary, Oldcourt

He withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven

The first reading, taken from the Acts of the Apostles, presents the scene of Jesus’ Ascension, the promise of the Holy Spirit, his instructions to the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the Power from above, and the missionary command to the apostles to bear witness to him. Today’s Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 47) suggests that, by his Ascension, the risen Lord “mounts his throne” in glory.

In the second reading, Paul teaches us that God revealed His might in the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ and in exalting Him over all angelic forces. Jesus remains accessible to us now in the life-giving Holy Spirit, assuring us that one day we, too, will be ascending to Heavenly glory, provided that, with His grace, we live out our Faith in Him through the mission of loving service He entrusts to us.

Today’s Gospel tells us that, with his return to the Father, Jesus completes his mission on earth. But just before his Ascension, Jesus entrusted to the disciples the mission of preaching the Good News and evangelizing the whole world by bearing witness to him through their lives. It is in his Ascension that we see Jesus entering fully into the life and glory of God. In the descriptions of Christ after his Resurrection, we are given a hint of what life will be like in Heaven. The prospect of sharing that glory should be the driving force of our lives. (frtonyshomilies.com)

Parish Office Opening Hours

St. Anne's Parish Office

The parish office in St. Anne’s Church will be closed next week the 1st and 3rd June 2022. The office will re-open on Wed 8th June. Apologies for any inconvenience. Enquiries can be emailed to the address below.

Holy Rosary Parish Office

Parish Grouping Mass Times


6pm Vigil Holy Rosary

7pm Vigil St Martins


8.30am & 11.30am St Anne’s

10.30am Holy Rosary

9.30am & 12.30pm St Martins


Monday 10am Holy Rosary

Tues, Wed & Thur 10am St. Martins

Friday 10am St. Anne's

Eucharistic Adoration

There will be Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church every Monday morning for one hour following the 10am mass. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration

will take place in St Martin de Porres Church at the following times and all are invited to attend: Mon 7.00pm - 8.00pmWed Following 10am Mass until 12 noonThur 7.00pm - 8.00pm
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Our Annual Blessing of the Graves in Bohernabreena Cemetery (St. Joseph's)

will take place on Sunday 19th June 2022 (Father's Day) at 3pm

The Rosary will be recited in the Cemetery each Sunday during May at 3p.m. All are welcome.

Our Churches are open for public worship and we also live-stream our masses


As part of the Building Hope initiative to renew the Church in Dublin, a Parishes Together Gathering for the combined parishes of Bohernabreena and St. Martin’s Old Bawn will be held in Roseanna Hall, Bohernabreena on Thursday 9th June at 7.30pm. During the Gathering we will have the opportunity to have a conversation around what is working well in our parishes and what is in need of development. This Gathering is an opportunity for all of our parishioners to meet in a relaxed setting - have a cuppa together - and look to the future with hope and trust in the Holy Spirit.

The Building Hope Parish Renewal Prayer:

Pilgrim God, we give you thanks and praise.

You constantly journey with us even

in our darkness and doubts.

We seek your way of loving kindness to

walk together as one family.

Open our eyes to recognise you in

the faces of one another,

in the breaking of bread and in

the splendour of creation.

May the risen Christ sow seeds of hope

and new life deep within us.

May our hearts and minds be filled with your Word,

bringing forth truth, justice and peace.

May the Holy Spirit working in and through us

do much more than we can dare to imagine

as we live out our baptismal calling in

humble and loving service.

We make this our prayer through

Christ Our Lord.


Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.

St Laurence O’Toole, pray for us.

St Kevin, pray for us.

St Brigid, pray for us.

Gathering for International Cell Seminar in Bohernabreena / St Martin de Porres parishes

The weekend starting Friday 10th June Parish cell groups in Bohernabreena and St Martin de Porres parishes will be coming together to join an online international seminar for cell groups across the world. Cell groups are faith groups of 4 to 12 people who meet every two weeks in the informal setting of a home. A cell group provides a place where friendships are formed and faith deepens. It enables people to see the relevance of their faith in all that they do. Groups from Ireland, Canada, Taiwan, Switzerland, Portugal, Brazil and Italy will be involved in the international seminar in a series of sessions from 5 to 7pm on Friday evening (Holy Rosary Church), from 2 to 7pm on Saturday (Roseanna Hall). Sunday’s session will start with Mass at 4pm in St Martin de Porres, with the seminar continuing from5 to 7pm. Anyone who wishes to attend this event, which involves people from so many countries, will be most welcome.


A book will be left at the back of Holy Rosary Church for the next few weeks for the names of all those sitting exams. These students will be remembered at all masses during the coming weeks.

Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Pastoral Letter, Easter 2022

Holy Rosary Church Shop

We have copies of “Living Words - A Booklet for renewal in the Holy Spirit”, written by our own Fr Michael Hurley. This booklet helps you to see the spirituality in the daily life around you and grow a deeper trust in Jesus Christ’s love and goodness, leading to you living a more joyful and loving life. The booklets are €5 each. The shop will operate after weekend masses, and during office hours, and we welcome your support.


We are proposing to run a Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Thurs 22nd – Tues. 27th Sept. 2022 with Fr. James Daly P.P. as Spiritual Director. The cost per person sharing in the Solitude Hotel would be €719. Price to include Return Flights Dublin/Lourdes, Lourdes Airport Transfers, 5 Nights Accommodation Sharing Twin Room on a Full Board Basis, Full Religious Programme, Airport Taxes and Travel Insurance.

If you are interested please contact the PARISH OFFICE on 01 4626893 (St Anne’s) or 01 4141838 (Holy Rosary). If we have enough interest we will secure seats on flights.

Family Offering, standing orders and donations from Parishioners are our sources of income and we appreciate the generosity of all our contributors. This money covers the day to day running of our churches which includes altar supplies, utility bills, insurance, small repairs and maintenance, wages, etc. Without this fund we would not be able to continue, therefore we constantly seek new donors and welcome any contribution. Standing orders or Payzone are our preference to reduce administrative costs, but boxes of weekly envelopes are also available from our parish offices.

Please phone the parish office if you require any help or clarification on any of the above.

Registered Charity No. 20016166


Sunday June 5th is Pentecost Sunday and at the 11.30am Mass in St. Anne’s we will especially welcome the young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion this year.


The 32st International Seminar of the Parish Cell System of Evangelisation will take place on Friday 10th and Sunday 12th June 2022. Parishioners are invited to join us in Holy Rosary Church at 5.00pm on Friday 10th June to join the Seminar via zoom on screen in the Church.

Fr Michael Hurley will be interviewing Cardinal Mario Greach, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, during this session. Refreshments will be offered afterwards.


Now in its ninth year, Ecumenical Bible Week, led by the Archdiocese of Dublin and the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in collaboration with many other Christian traditions, will run this year from Pentecost to Trinity Sunday, 5-12 June. The overall theme for this year is ‘A New Pentecost: Moving to the Edges’. As in previous years, EBW will have opening and closing prayer events. There will be a Theological Symposium on the afternoon of Thursday 9 June where the theme will be ‘Listen to the Word’. That evening in Thinking Allowed a panel of Faith leaders will each give their ‘Personal Vision of a New Pentecost’. A new event being introduced this year will focus on the experiences of the ‘new’ Irish.

Check out the Ecumenical Bible Week’s Website at www.bibleweek.ie for further information and to register for the events which will be online. You can also follow and share Ecumenical Bible Week’s online posts on Facebook and Instagram.


The Parish relies on the generosity of our Parishioners as the planned giving (Family offering) is the SOLE income which stays in the Parish for the day to day upkeep and running of our Churches - altar expenses, light & heat, wages, etc. This year, as with everyone else, we are feeling the effects of increasing costs so we are appealing for your assistance. If you are in a position to contribute to the planned giving, please contact our parish offices for a box of envelopes (which can be returned each weekend at mass). Every contribution is important to us, now matter how much you can give.

You also have the option to pay online through EasyPayments on our parish website (www.bohernabreenaparish.com) or via monthly standing order. Forms are available from the parish offices and, due to lower bank costs, this would be our preferred option if possible.

Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock, Saturday 18 June 2022

The Eucharistic Adoration Apostolate invites Parishioners to its Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday 18th June. There is a full programme for everyone, including children, guided Adoration by the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, a Procession, a keynote address by Rev Morgan M White, and the chief celebrant at Holy Mass on Saturday is Archbishop Michael Neary. There is also a Programme on Friday evening 17th June from 7.30pm, with a healing service by Fr Pat Collins, CM.

A bus is being organised for Saturday 18th June . Please contact John McCormack at 087 2208714 or Eddie Hannigan 086 3823435.

Rosary at the Grottos Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland. To see a list of locations, or to register a grotto (or other suitable location) simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie You can also register by texting 087 278 6552. We are praying for Ireland and for peace in the world.

ALONE supports older people to age at home, combatting loneliness and isolation. Would you like to volunteer from the comfort of your own home? We are seeking volunteers to make Support & Befriending calls to older people. Please visit our website at www.alone.ie or call our National Support and Referral line on 0818 222 024 to find out more about volunteering with ALONE


ACCORD Dublin has a new website

For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit www.accorddublin.ie

150th Anniversary Book St. Anne's

The St Anne’s Church Committee produced a wonderful book to commemorate this special year in our parish. It looks back on the history of St Anne’s, records the celebration events and also reflects on the future.

It contains lovely accounts, photos, drawings, poems by the children and many friends of St Anne’s. It is a truly valuable record of our community and heritage.

Every household in the parish should have one. It will also make a special Christmas present for one and all. It only costs €10 and is available from the parish office at St Anne's Church.

We, the people of God in Bohernabreena Parish, who worship in St Anne's and Holy Rosary, guided by the Holy Spirit and inspired by the love of Jesus Christ, are committed to creating a caring, welcoming community where there is justice for all.