Our parish is served by two churches

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

The first reading describes how Elisha committed himself whole-heartedly to answer God’s call to be a prophet, in spite of his initial hesitation, when God called him through the prophet Elijah.

The Responsorial Psalm, (Psalm 16), offers us the refrain, “You are my inheritance, O Lord.” This Psalm has traditionally been used to exemplify commitment to the ordained ministry or to religious profession. But it more accurately reflects the commitment made by all Christians in their Baptism.

The second reading, taken from Paul’s letter to the Galatians, reinforces the commitment message of the first reading and the Responsorial Psalm. Paul warns that true freedom is not meant to be a license for self-indulgence, but to be a way to show God, ourselves, and other human beings our commitment to God and to His service.

The first part of today’s Gospel records Jesus’ teaching on Christian tolerance, given after he had observed an angry response of two of his apostles., James and John, who were angry at the Samaritans who had refused to receive Jesus as a prophet and allow him to travel through their village because Jesus was travelling to Jerusalem. They asked Jesus if he wanted them to bring down fire from Heaven to destroy them!

In the second part of today’s Gospel, Luke introduces three potential disciples who offered lame reasons that made Jesus’ call to ministry “impossible” for them to accept, after Jesus had told them plainly what the commitment required, and the cost involved. They were found unfit and unprepared to follow Jesus as his disciples. We too, are asked to follow Jesus, totally and immediately, without any reservations, both by giving priority to him and to his cause and by surrendering our lives to God in humble and dedicated service to others. (frtonyshomilies.com)

Parish Office Opening Hours

St. Anne's Parish Office

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 at the following times and all are invited to attend:
Holy Rosary Church every Monday morning for one hour following the 10am mass St Martin de Porres Church Mon 7.00pm - 8.00pmWed after 10am Mass until 12 noonThu 7.00pm - 8.00pm
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PLANNED GIVING WEEKLY ENVELOPES 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.

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

Dublin Diocesan

Synod Report


Envelopes are now available at the back of the Church. Thanks to the generous response of people last year, Archbishop Dermot Farrell, has requested that a summer dues collection also takes place this year. The summer dues collection goes towards the income of priests in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Dublin. We are very grateful to all who contribute to the collection.


We are urgently seeking new people to join our parish Baptism Team, particularly in the St Anne’s Church area. If this is something you might be interested in, please leave your contact details in to the Parish Offices and a member of the Baptism Team will contact you with further information.

Is the Lord calling you to be a Eucharistic Minister?

Eucharistic Ministers are lay people who have been commissioned by the Church to help with the distribution of Communion at Masses and to bring Holy Communion to the sick, infirm and housebound who can no longer come to Mass. Before being commissioned the Ministers are invited to take part in a preparation process outlining the great importance of the Eucharist and also the practicalities involved in the distribution.

This ministry is a very special and sacred one. For the sick, the reception of Communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support for its members and concern shown by the Christian community for its members who are ill. New members are always welcome. If you would like to get involved in this Ministry please give your name to one of the priests or leave it with the Sacristan or Parish Secretary.

Prayer Before Holy Communion – St. Thomas Aquinas

All powerful and everlasting God,

I ask that I might receive, the Bread of Angels,

the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords,

with that reverence and humility, with that contrition and devotion,

with that purity and faith which is expedient for the salvation of my soul. Amen.

Prayer after Holy Communion – St Thomas Aquinas

Sweetest Jesus, Body and Blood most holy,

be the delight and pleasure of my soul,

my strength and salvation in all temptations,

my joy and peace in every trial,

my light and guide in every word and deed,

and my final protection in death. Amen.



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


Two members of our parish community will be hosting retreats in the Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght over the summer. Booking 01-4048189 or email dominicanretreats@gmail.com. Details are as follows:-

Sat 25th June -Fri 1st July

Residential Retreat

“The gift of belonging”

Fr Michael Hurley

We live within many layers of belonging: to oneself; God; community/family; world. Authentic living means embracing each layer to operate interdependently. Fr Michael Hurley, a priest of the Dublin Archdiocese, has promoted LAY MINISTRY AND Small Faith Communities in parishes for more than 30 years. He has spoken widely about them. His most recent books are LIVING WORDS; and INSPIRING FAITH COMMUNITIES. He also undertook a major study on New Evangelization and parish communities.

Cost: Residential €525; non-residential €350

Sat 10th-Wed 14th September

Residential Retreat

There’s a crack in everything….That’s how the light gets in.”

Sean Goan

Reading and praying the Scriptures with Leonard Cohen. The focus of this retreat will be on encountering the God of the Scriptures, using the songs of Leonard Cohen. During this retreat his lyrics will help us to prayerfully explore how the word of God can speak to us today offering hope and meaning in difficult times. Sean Goan is a teacher and Scripture scholar who has studied in Rome and Jerusalem. He has lectured on biblical topics in the Marino Institute, the Priory Institute and the Milltown Institute, and has published books on the Sunday lectionary and the Gospel of John. He is a founder member of www.tarsusscriptureschool.ie He is married, has three children and lives in Dublin.

Cost: Residential €440; non-residential €300


Application is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins this year on Thursday, September 29, in DCU St Patrick’s Campus. Places are limited so early application is advisable

Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course, for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year, with breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-terms. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. The cost is €400 per year which may be paid in instalments throughout the year.

For more information visit www.missionministry.ie or contact Pathways director Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, at 01 8087594 or pathways@dublindiocese.ie

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 and are available from the churches and parish offices. We welcome your support.


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.