Let’s Gather Again

Evening of Reflection for Ministers of the Eucharist @ Our Lady of Victories Church takes place on May 29 @ 8:00pm – 9:00pm.

This is not a ‘training’ evening for new ministers but an opportunity to gather, reflect, pray and sing in the light of this special calling.  The Dublin Diocesan Music Group will lead the music. It is hoped that the evening will nourish and deepen our appreciation of the gift of the Eucharist while affirming this aspect of the baptismal vocation to which so many have been called throughout the Diocese.

No need to book. All welcome. Why not come along? Although primarily geared towards Ministers of the Eucharist all those involved in ministry are welcome to come along. You can also join online at www.olv.ie

New Parish Sacristan

We are delighted to welcome our new sacristan, Catherine Doyle to our parish team. This position has been vacant since Sadie retired, so it is wonderful for the parish to have this position filled. We wish Catherine every success in this role.

We thank all the volunteers and our Parish Secretary who have helped out during this interim period.  We are very fortunate to have such a great team of volunteers in our parish who assist the parish team in all aspects of parish work.

You can catch up with Catherine in the sacristy after Masses. 

Emmanuel 2023

If you are looking for a wonderful night of uplifting music join in with the 60 schools, with over 2000 students (600+ per night) who are participating in the Emmanuel. Join us on any of the three nights, February 28/March 1/March 2 at 7.30pm. Come with your music group/choir or friends for an inspirational night and some new ideas. Book now at 01 7007000 or www.helix.ie.

Appeal for the people of Turkey and Syria

Archbishop Farrell has given approval for a diocesan collection to be taken up in support of the people of Turkey and Syria affected by the devastating earthquakes. The Turkey/Syria Collection will take place on 25/26 February, the 1st Sunday of Lent celebrations, and will replace the SHARE collection.

The collection will be channelled through Trócaire, who are working with partners in the affected area. They have the capability to ensure that any funds raised in Ireland will be managed appropriately to meet the needs of those most badly affected.

Laudate Festival – OLV

The Laudate 2023 festival events will be celebrated as a follow-on from Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Laudate Festival brings a large choir of several hundred children together in each of the venues below to raise the roof in songs of praise to God and to lead us in reflection..

Entry is free for all. All are welcome.

Church of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, on Tuesday, January 31, 7-8.15pm

Archbishop’s Interview – Partnership of Parishes

Conscious that we are beginning local conversations regarding Parish Partnership, we hope you will find this video interview by iCatholic with Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell helpful:


Archbishop Farrell has that said the introduction of parish partnerships as part of structural changes in the Irish Church’s largest diocese is “much more than ‘managing decline’”. The archbishop announced the radical proposal for parish partnerships in early December, after a period of consultation with the Archdiocese of Dublin’s 197 parishes which began last Easter.  The full article can be read here