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: 01 873 0599

News And Events, Church Street

Sunday Reflection – Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me
Friday, 10 September 2021
Take up your cross and follow me In today’s Mass we reach the halfway point of Mark’s Gospel (Mark 8: 27-35).  The first half develops the identity of who Jesus...
Sunday Reflection – Taste and See that the Lord is Good
Friday, 20 August 2021
Taste and see that the Lord is good This is the fifth and final Sunday when the Gospel Reading is taken from John Chapter 6.  It began with the multiplication...
The Assumption of Mary
Saturday, 14 August 2021
While the Assumption of Mary has been celebrated for over a thousand years, the doctrine of her assumption was officially defined as late as 1950.   To mark the occasion, the...
Gospel Reflection – 19 Sunday, Year B ‘ The Bread of Eternal Life’
Thursday, 05 August 2021
This is the third successive Sunday when our Gospel is taken from John Chapter 6, all about bread.  John likes to start with something familiar like water, light or bread...
Gospel Reflection – 17 Sunday, Year B – The Loaves and Fishes
Thursday, 22 July 2021
  Five Loaves and Two Fish Today we commence five Sundays when our Gospel is taken from Chapter 6 of John which is all about the bread of life.  The...
Celebrating the Gift of Grandparents – 24/25 July 2021
Monday, 19 July 2021
[caption id="attachment_4446" align="alignleft" width="328"] Image by Günther Simmermacher from Pixabay[/caption] Pope Francis has encouraged all parishes around the world to celebrate the gift of grandparents and the elderly this coming...
Gospel Reflection (16 Sunday, Year B) – Come Apart and Rest A Little
Monday, 19 July 2021
  [caption id="attachment_4440" align="alignleft" width="275"] Image by Bananayota from Pixabay[/caption] I will always remember the first time I had to preach to a Sunday Mass congregation.   All the prayers at...
Gospel Reflection – Sharing in Christ’s Mission
Thursday, 08 July 2021
  Sharing in Christ's Mission When Jesus sent out the apostles to extend his mission, he said more about their lifestyle than what they might say (Mark 7: 7-13).  As...
Br Donatus McNamara RIP
Monday, 05 July 2021
We regret to announce the death of our Capuchin brother Donatus McNamara. Donatus died today at the hospital run by the Assisi Sisters in Makeni, Zambia. May he rest in...
Sunday Gospel Reflection – Ordinary Little Nazareth
Friday, 02 July 2021
Ordinary Little Nazareth When Jesus returned to his hometown, Nazareth, his reception was disappointing to say the least (Mark 6: 1-6).   People had heard about extraordinary things he did in...
Funeral Mass for Br Matthew Gormley OFM Cap.
Friday, 25 June 2021
Brother Matthew Gormley's funeral takes place this morning (25th of June 2021) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Here is the link to watch the Mass at 9.45am Irish time :...
Free Event: Living with grief amidst a global pandemic
Monday, 21 June 2021
This online seminar explores the complexities of living with grief during a pandemic. Information will be provided on the grief process and the range of supports available in the Dublin...