Welcome to the website of the historic John's Lane Church
Welcome to the website of the historic John's Lane Church
A warm Augustinian welcome from the heart of the Liberties.
Reg. Charity No: CHY 7182
+353 (0) 861615832
Please join us on Monday 19th December 2021 for Adoration and Benediction in St Catherines Parish, Meath Street.
Everyone is welcome as we wait in joyful hope for the Birth of Christ Our Saviour
Your support and contributions are always greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Monday - Friday 11.00 am
Saturday 11.00 am
6.00 pm (Vigil)
There will be NO 1.00 pm Saturday Mass.
Sunday 8.30 am
The Sacristy will open from Monday 17th May:
Monday - Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 11am - Midday
All Masses, Funerals, Weddings are restricted to 50 people in attendance.
Social distancing, mask-wearing and hand hygiene protocols still in place.
Monday - Saturday 10.00 am
Sunday 10.30 am
There will be NO 8.00 am Mass in Meath Street.
The Grotto shop will open from Monday 17th May:
Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Baptisms, Holy Communion & Confirmation
We are awaiting news from the Archdiocese to see when these can resume. We will let you know when we ourselves know.
Funerals & Weddings
Restricted to 50 people in attendance
Social distancing, mask-wearing and hand hygiene protocols still in place
Please join us for our annual Mother of Good Counsel Triduum from Friday 23rd April to Monday 26th April.
The Triduum will be celebrated each day at the 11.00 am Mass
If you would like to make any prayers requests then please email us at:
We look forward to celebrating this wonderful occasion with you, our faithful patrons.
We have chosen to fast
Not with ashes but with actions,
Not in sackcloth but in sharing
Not in thoughts but in deeds.
We have given up our abundance
to share our food with the hungry.
We will give up our comfort
to provide homes for the destitute.
We will give up our fashion
to see the naked clothed.
We will share where others hoard,
We will free where others oppress,
We will heal where others harm.
Then God’s light shall shine through us
And God’s healing will quickly appear.
God will guide us always,
God’s justice shall go before us
And we will find our joy in the Lord.
We will be like a well watered garden.
Together we will feast at God’s banquet table.
Mass times as follows until further notice:-
Monday - Sunday: 11.00am (Online only)
Daily Mass 10.00am - Meath Street (Click on image to the right for live streaming)
There are no Confessions available at this time.
The Church will open at the usual time but will close for Daily Mass (10.45-11.45am)
Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.
And please be assured of our prayers.
….imagine you are walking along Grafton Street mid-December,
…imagine its cold and you wrap your coat tightly around to protect against the whistling wind
…imagine the street is bustling with throngs of busy shoppers as music blares from every corner
…imagine the Christmas lights, sparkling bright like the North Star
…imagine carrying large bags, getting pushed and jostled as you walk along the busy street
…imagine you move from shop to shop worrying about what to buy and who to buy for
…imagine you go home feeling tired and weary after the noise and crowds of Brown Thomas
…imagine later that night, having a glass of wine in the warmth glow of the roaring fire
…imagine feeling scared when late at night you hear a knock on the door.
…imagine answering it, only to find a man and a pregnant woman before you.
…imagine the man says “Please, please help us…we have travelled a long way from the Middle East. My girlfriend is to give birth and we don’t know where else to go…please help us”
…imagine just as you are about to close the door you remember a famous story 2000 years old
…imagine letting the couple into your home, where the pregnant woman falls down in pain among all the gifts and presents you bought
…imagine that night, a baby boy in your bed
…imagine the Son of God born in your home
…imagine…if this story was true, what would YOU do???
From Tuesday 1st December, Mass times will return to normal:
Monday - Friday 11.00, 13.00
Saturday 11.00, 13.00, 18.00 (Vigil)
Sunday 8.30, 11.30
Mass wil continue to be Streamed Online
The Sacristry will be open daily from 10am - 14.00
We appreciate your cooperation at these difficult times and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Pádraig J. Daly was born in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He is an Augustinian friar, working in the Dublin Liberties.
He has published several collections of poetry, among them The Last Dreamers: New & Selected Poems (1999), The Other Sea (2003), Afterlife (2010) and God in Winter (2015). His translations include a selection from the Italian of Edoardo Sanguineti, Libretto (1999), which feature in The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, and Paolo Ruffilli's Joy and Mourning (reissued 2007), among others.
Daly comments: "I write poetry as a way of understanding, questioning and celebrating God and the world."
“Daly offers the most sustained attempt at serious religious poetry in Ireland and the distinct pleasure of the exquisite use of language.” — John F. Deane
To purchase any of his previous books please follow the link below:-
Meditate for Advent with the Augustinians. Receive a daily meditation in relation with the readings of the day.
The Augustinian charism is common life, living together in one mind and one heart intent upon God.
Meet our team of writers:
- Fr Paul Graham, OSA, Assistant General on the Augustinian Council for Northern Europe, including the Provinces of Ireland, England & Scotland, Poland, Germany, Austria and Slovakia
- Fr Ian Wilson, OSA, Parish Priest at Clare Priory, Suffolk
- Fr George Donaghy, OSA, member of the Clare Priory community
- Fr Anthony Zabbey, OSA, Prior at St Monica's, Hoxton
Click on the link below to learn more and to sign up.
Weekday and Weekend Masses
ALL documentation relating to Births and Marriages are ONLY available at St. Catherine's Parish Church in Meath Street (also served by Augustinians from this community)
Fr Padraig Daly, OSA (Prior)
Fr Niall Coghlan, OSA, P.P. (Meath Street)
Bishop Senan O'Donnell, OSA
Bro. Nicholas Kearney, OSA
Bro. Bernard Twomey, OSA
Fr Richie Goode, OSA (C.C)
Fr Michael Mernagh, OSA
Fr Pat Gayer, OSA
Fr Joseph Davou, OSA
Fr Kieran O'Mahony, OSA
Bro. Stephen Shields, OSA
Check out this great video of Johns Lane from Eugene Finn
https://www.augustinians.ie/ (Irish Province)
www.meathstreetparish.ie (Meath Street)
www.goodcounselcollege.ie (New Ross)
http://www.tarsus.ie/ (Bible Resources - Kieran O'Mahony, OSA)