St. Francis Hospice Dublin – A Time to Remember

Christmas is a special time when we remember all those we have cared for as we light our Christmas Tree during our Tree of Life Ceremonies held in the grounds of both hospices (Raheny and Blanchardstown).

You can remember a loved one by dedicating a light on our Hospice Christmas Trees. Lights on the Christmas Tree may be be sponsored until the end of December, €5 per light. if you wish to sponsor a light you may do so by contacting the hospice on 01-8327535 or online or just call into the hospice at Raheny or Blanchardstown and sponsor your light(s) through main reception.

Thank you for your support of St. Francis Hospice. 

Advent Healing Service – 13th December

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Christmas is not always a happy time for people and often burdens we carry can
feel worse at a time when there is so much stress and expectation of happiness.
This simple and welcoming service offers and opportunity to come together and
place our worries and concerns in the empty manager and invite Jesus to come into
our lives with His healing presence. Petitions for prayers may be written and left in
our petition box placed on the Sanctuary. All these intentions will be prayed for
during our healing service. It is our hope that all will leave feeling blessed, supported and
stronger for the Christmas Season


If you would like to greet your family members who are living overseas, during our Christmas Masses and WebCam Broadcast, please leave their Names/Town/Country in the Parish Office. 018369291.
They will be welcomed through our internet broadcasts on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day before our Masses begin.
Please leave details no later than Saturday Dec. 16th to guarantee inclusion.


During two weeks of November (Tue 14 – Fri 24), there will be a number of reduction in weekday Masses. In Glasnevin church there will be no mass on the Thursdays and in Ballymun Rd. no mass on the Fridays. Here in Ballygall there will be no 10 a.m. Mass on Monday 20th. Our Mass that day will be in OLV.

(Meeting of the priests & chairpersons and reps of the PPC’s will go ahead on Tues. 14th despite a number of the clergy being away.)

Church Volunteers – Liturgy and Information Weekend

  • A special Thanksgiving Liturgy for all our church volunteers takes place this Wednesday evening 20th September at 7.30 p.m.
  • Next weekend (23/24 September) after every Mass, Volunteers from all the various parish groups will be recruiting for new members. Information will be available on each of the groups and members will be available to chat through what is involved.

Mass for the Sick

The priests and Pastoral Council of Glasnevin parish wish to invite you to a Special Mass and Blessing of the Sick at our Lady of Dolours Church on Sunday 10th September at 3.00pm. All parishioners and visitors are welcome. Refreshments will be served in the church immediately after the Mass.