St Mary's Parish - Lucan

We are a suburban community of 5,000 homes with a population of approximately 13,000 people. The Parish is an old one. The church was built in the early 1800's when Lucan was a small rural village. Since the 1960's Lucan has been part of the expansion of the population of Dublin and has seen a massive transformation, from a small village to a densely populated suburb. Despite the rapid expansion, Lucan has retained much of its charm and the Village itself has retained the character which makes it so endearing.   Lucan House in the centre of the Village, is the residence of the Italian Ambassador to Ireland.

There are now three Parish communities in Lucan.  Ourselves, St. Patrick's Esker-Dodsboro and the Divine Mercy Parish in Lucan South. We are grouped together as a pastoral area and work in close co-operation with one another. 

Parish Office

DeirdreAll other parish business should be directed to the Parish Office located in the Parish Centre  Our Parish Secretary is Deirdre Dowling and she is there on Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri from 9.45 am to 2.00 pm

Phone:  +353 (0)1 621 7041


MarydouglasIf you want to book a special occasion Mass or to obtain a Baptism / Confirmation or Marriage certificate; or indeed to book a wedding or baptism, you can call to the Sacristy before or after any Mass and Mary Douglas or Don McDonald will look after you.

Phone:  +353 (0)1 628-1487

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil: 6.30 pm
Sunday: 8.45 am, 9.45 am,
11.00 am, 12.15 pm and 7.00 pm

Monday- Friday: 10.00 am
(First Friday Extra Mass 7.30 pm)

Saturdays after the 10.00 am and after the 6.30pm evening Mass.
Thursdays before First Fridays after 10.00 am Mass
At other times on request.

St. Mary’s Young Peoples Choir

ChoirCome September we will be recruiting young people for our Youth Choir in St. Mary’s.

The Choir meet for rehearsal each Friday Evening at 6.00pm in the Parish Church, and sing at the 9.45am Family Mass each Sunday.

The Choir director is Aideen Cooney, a professional Music Teacher assisted by Conor Young.

Membership is open to young people from First Communion Class up, and we particularly welcome teenagers.
Anybody interested in joining should come along to the practice, which will resume in September, or speak to Aideen any Sunday Morning after the 9.45am Mass.


Sunday Readings

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 18th November, 2018

GOSPEL: Mark 13:24-32

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘In those days, after the time of distress, the sun will be...Read more

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time,11th November, 2018

GOSPEL: Mark 12:38-44

In his teaching Jesus said, ‘Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes,...Read more

Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time , 4th November, 2018

GOSPEL: Mark 12:28-34

One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, ‘Which is the...Read more

Parish Blog

Sad viewing…………

This week’s RTE Primetime two part documentary on the Sergeant Maurice McCabe saga made for difficult viewing. I for one was left with...Read more

How do you pray?

Most of us learned how to pray as very young children, we were taught the basics like how to make the sign of...Read more

November, season of fallen leaves………

There’s something very beautiful about this time of year. A November stroll on the woodland walk in St. Catherine’s Park is nothing like...Read more

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St Mary's Church, Lucan, Ireland

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Parish notes

Christian Meditation 
We meet each Tuesday at 8pm in The Bungalow. Everyone welcome. Sr. Geraldine, 6217158 

Legion of Mary 
We meet in Room 2 in the Parish Centre every Wednesday at 6.30pm. We are much involved in home visits and nursing homes. With extra help we could a wider range of work in the parish. More info: Peter 01 6241105/Brigid 01 6281686 

St Mary's Church Car Park will close at 4.15pm each weekday. 

Holy Communion for the sick and housebound
If you wish to avail of this service or if you know someone who does, please contact Sr. Geraldine, 6217158 or one of the priests.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group 
Bethany Group is available to listen to or just be there for anyone who is feeling lonely or lost following the death of a loved one. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month from 10.30am-11.30am, also on the 4th Thursday of each month from 8pm - 9pm. Parish Centre – 6217041

Financial Statement 2017