Welcome to the website of the historic John's Lane Church

St Augustine & St John's Church
(John's Lane)

A warm Augustinian welcome from the heart of the Liberties.


Reg. Charity No:  CHY 7182 

+353 (01) 6770393

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Holy Week and Easter Week

Come and join us for Holy Week and Easter at Meath Street & John's Lane. 


Download our brochure below with the times/dates of all events and liturgies in both churches.



News and Events

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Come & See

The Irish Augustinians invite single men who are interested in learning more about our way of life.

Saturday 27th April, 2019 @ 11.00am-16.00pm

St John's Lane, Dublin 8

Contact: Fr Colm O'Mahony, OSA 

Tel: 0868845747

colmomahony@hotmail.com


Invitation Only

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New GAA Referee in Our Ranks

Congratulations to Bro. Stephen on his successful completion of the GAA Referee course. 

Bro. Stephen, along with many others, were presented with their certificates by the the GAA Uachtaran, John Hogan, at Croke Park recently.


We wish them all the very best in their refereeing careers!!

 


Weekly Reflection

Easter Triduum- 18th-21st April 2019

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At the end of Holy Week we celebrate the Sacred Triduum.  Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday form a three part journey of faith that we should all participate in so that we can really experience the joy and the transforming power of Easter Sunday.


Holy Thursday


Only one Mass is celebrated on Holy Thursday.  This special Mass, the Mass of the Lord's Super takes place in the evening.  It is during this Mass that we remember three fundamental mysteries of our Christian Faith. 

First, we remember the gift of the Catholic priesthood. Secondly, we remember the gift of the Eucharist.  Thirdly, with the Washing of the Feet ceremony, we remember the mandate of the new commandment of love.  As a Christian people we are to live our lives with selfless love for all. 

At the conclusion of this beautiful Mass, we process solemnly to the Altar of Repose.  It is there where the Eucharist remains for our adoration until midnight.  We accompany Jesus as he begins his Passion.  We pray in reparation for our own personal sins and the sins of the world. 


Good Friday


Mass is not offered on this day.  Instead, we gather together in our parishes for the Good Friday Solemn Liturgy.  This liturgy is comprised of three parts.  First, we listen to the Word of God as the Passion is proclaimed.  Secondly, we venerate the Cross, the instrument that gained for us our salvation.  Thirdly, we receive the Eucharist that was consecrated the night before during the Holy Thursday Mass. 

Other moments of prayer can take place during the day such as a directed meditation on the Seven Last Words and the Stations of the Cross. 


Holy Saturday


On this quiet day we accompany the Blessed Virgin Mary as she sorrowfully stood at the tomb of our Lord waiting for the Resurrection.  In the evening, we participate in the Easter Vigil, the highlight of the Catholic liturgical year.

In order to better understand the Easter Vigil, we should focus on four fundamental elements of the Easter Vigil: fire, word, water and bread. 

The Easter fire is blessed by the priest celebrant.  The Easter candle, representing Christ, is brought into the dark church as the small Easter candles of each parishioner receives the light of Christ.  The light of Christ dispels the darkness of sin.  We then listen to the chanting of the Easter Proclamation, the Exultet. 

"Exultet, let them exult, the hosts of heaven, exult, let Angel ministers of God exult, let the trumpet of salvation sound aloud our mighty King's triumph!  Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory flood her, ablaze with light from her eternal King, let all corners of the earth be glad, knowing an end to gloom and darkness."

We then attentively listen to the history of salvation through the seven readings of the Old Testament.  These readings lead us to the fulfillment of the Old Testament with the New Testament readings from the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans and the Gospel narrative of the Resurrection.

Following the homily, the liturgy of Baptism takes place.  After the liturgy of the Baptism, we then enter into the liturgy of the Eucharist as we normally do during each Mass.  The Bread of life fills our souls with the peace that only the Risen Jesus can give us. 

What's Happening in and around Johns Lane

No upcoming events.

Masses & Confessions


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)

Monthly Planner

About Us

Members of our Augustinian 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 James Downey, OSA

Fr Kieran O'Mahony, OSA

Bro. Stephen Shields, OSA

Ministeries we are involved in...

  • Parish Work
  • Retreat Work
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • 2nd & 3rd Level Education
  • Homelessness Provision
  • Soup Kitchen
  • Prison Ministry
  • Sports Clubs
  • Missions Abroad
  • Research and Publications
  • Prayer Groups

A Poem in Stone

Check out this great video of Johns Lane from Eugene Finn

Catholic Ireland.net

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Contact Us

We would like to pray for you...

Simply let us know your prayer intentions and we will remember them in our community prayers.


Email: japdaly@yahoo.co.uk

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