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

Sunday Gospel Reflection – 5th Sunday of Easter
Saturday, 14 May 2022
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Gospel Reflection for Palm Sunday – Jesus the Wounded Healer
Saturday, 09 April 2022
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Holy Week and Easter Schedules 2022
Saturday, 09 April 2022
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Sunday Reflection – The Grace of Confession
Sunday, 20 March 2022
The Grace of Confession Lent is a season of preparation for Easter when we will renew our baptismal promises to reject the wiles of Satan and to commit ourselves afresh...
Blessings on the Feast of St Patrick
Thursday, 17 March 2022
The Irish Capuchin Franciscan Friars would like to wish you every blessing on the feast of St Patrick. Thank you for your continued generosity and support. As we honour our...
Sunday Reflection – Listen to Him
Saturday, 12 March 2022
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Gospel Reflection – Lent prepares us for Easter
Saturday, 05 March 2022
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Gospel Reflection – Your words flow out of what fills your heart
Saturday, 26 February 2022
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Be Compassionate as your Father is Compassionate – Gospel Reflection
Saturday, 19 February 2022
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Brother Silvester speaks to The Echo about the upcoming closure of Rochestown Friary
Saturday, 19 February 2022
  Recently Brother Silvester O'Flynn OFM Cap (Guardian of St Francis Friary, Rochestown, Cork) spoke to Donal O'Keeffe of The Echo to tell a little of the history of the Capuchins...
Gospel reflection – Awareness of God & Sin
Friday, 04 February 2022
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Celebrating Consecrated Life
Wednesday, 02 February 2022
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