Church Street

The Capuchin Friars first arrived in Dublin in 1615, but it was not until 1624 that the first friary was established, in Bridge Street. They came to Church Street in 1690, shortly after the Battle of the Boyne and opened a “Mass house” at the site of the present Church. The Mass house was enlarged in 1796. The present Church dates from 1881. The architect was James J.McCarthy. The altar and reredos was designed by James Pearse, the father of Pádraig and Willie Pearse who were executed after the 1916 Rising. It was friars from the Church Street community that attended those executed in 1916 and administered the last rites.

Today the friars serve the local community through parish work and through the Capuchin Day Centre. The Capuchin Mission Office which supports the work of the Irish friars overseas, in Zambia, South Africa, New Zealand and Korea is also located in Church Street. St MAry of the Angels is not a parish church, however, the Friars also have responsibility for Halston Street Parish, one of the oldest in Dublin City Centre. Please follow this link to the Halston Street website.

Mass Times: 

Monday to Friday : 8am and 7.30pm (St Anthony Mass and blessing with the Relic of St Anthony each Tuesday at 7.30pm)

Saturday: 9.30 am   Sunday: 9am, 11.30am, 4pm (Brazilian Catholic Community – Portuguese Mass) and 7pm (Dublin Gospel Choir 2nd and 4th Sundays). Follow the Dublin Gospel Choir on Facebook HERE

Confession Times:

Saturday after 9.30am Mass and Tuesday before 7.30am Mass. Also available on request.

Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 1pm / 2pm to 5pm. Saturday: 9am to 1pm. Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

For a quiet restful ‘virtual visit’ to our garden, click here

Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7.

Phone: 089 465 2268. For the Irish Centre for Padre Pio visit : www.padrepio.ie 

News And Events, Church Street

Gospel Reflection – 2nd Sunday of Advent
Saturday, 04 December 2021
Prepare a way for the Lord “The word of God came to John son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.” I really love Advent.  Each season of the liturgical year has...
Gospel Reflection – The First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, 28 November 2021
Stay awake, praying at all times The First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year.  The Gospel of the day is about the end of time (Luke21:25-28.34).  ...
Launch of the Dublin Diocese Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023 takes place in Halston Street Parish, Saturday 20 November at 6pm
Friday, 19 November 2021
Pope Francis has called on Dioceses around the World to launch their preparation programmes from World Youth Day in Lisbon, this weekend on the Solemnity of Christ the Universal King....
Gospel Reflection – Christ The King
Friday, 19 November 2021
Jesus Christ, the Universal King This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year when we celebrate Jesus Christ, the Universal King.  The end of the year anticipates the end...
Gospel Reflection – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 13: 24-32)
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Purgatory: Therapy of Divine Love November is the month when we remember those who have died and we pray for the souls in purgatory.  Purgatory is not specifically mentioned in...
New Leadership Team elected in Zambia
Tuesday, 09 November 2021
Left to Right: Br Eugine Michai 4th Councillor, Br Ackim Munsaka 3rd councillor, Br Gaspard Machai 2nd councillor, Br Seán Kelly President, Br Pachal Ntambwe 1st Councillor & Custody Vicar,...
Brother Sean Kelly OFM Cap attends the Chapter Meeting in Zambia
Wednesday, 03 November 2021
Our Provincial Brother Sean Kelly is attending the Chapter Meeting in the Capuchin Custody of Zambia. A Chapter Meeting is a gathering of Friars that takes place every three years....
Gospel Reflection – The Greatest Commandment
Saturday, 30 October 2021
The Greatest Commandment One of the scribes, who were recognised as the experts in the laws of religion, put a question to Jesus.  “Which is the first of the commandments?” ...
Gospel Reflection – Bartimaeus and the Jesus Prayer
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Bartimaeus and the Jesus Prayer On the last seven Sundays our readings from Mark’s Gospel gave moral instructions on how to follow the way of Jesus.  In today’s extract, Bartimaeus...
Brother Charles Sérignat RIP
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
We express our deepest sympathy to Charles's family and friends as well as to the Friars of the Delegation of Great Britain. Brother Charles had a close association with Ireland...
European Meeting of Capuchin Friars, Częstochowa, Poland
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
This week the Capuchin Friars from around Europe have gathered in Częstochowa, Poland for a meeting to discuss the future direction of the Capuchin Order in Europe. The theme of...
Gospel Reflection – The Rich Young Man
Friday, 08 October 2021
The Rich Young Man Jesus was setting out on a journey, a road that would ultimately lead him to Calvary as the suffering, serving Messiah.  Are his followers prepared to...