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

Free Event: Living with grief amidst a global pandemic
Monday, 21 June 2021
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Sunday Reflection – Tempest of the Heart
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Gospel Reflection for the 11th Sunday, Year B – The Power of Little Seeds
Thursday, 10 June 2021
The Power of Little Seeds There are many priests, teachers and parents who feel totally inadequate in the face of today’s society.  The answers of yesterday seem to have no...
St Francis and the Eucharist
Sunday, 06 June 2021
Blessings on this great feast of Corpus Christi ! In 2012 we published a series of short reflections on St Francis and the Eucharist on our Vocations Blog in time...
Corpus Christi: The Body & Blood of Christ
Friday, 04 June 2021
The Body and Blood of Christ The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is a celebration of the presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Eucharist.  It is...
Gospel Reflection – Ascension Sunday 2021
Thursday, 13 May 2021
The Ascension of the Lord Some of the doors that have kept people locked in have been opened in recent days.  But there is still a long wait until all...
Gospel Reflection – Greater Days Ahead
Thursday, 06 May 2021
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Gospel Reflection for Vocations Sunday 2021
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Vocation of all Christians The Fourth Sunday of Easter each year is known as known as Vocations Sunday.  The Gospel is about Jesus, the Good Shepherd, calling his flock, leading...
Opening the Door to Christ – St Conrad of Parzham
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Today (21 April 2021) we mark the feast of one of our Capuchin brothers, St Conrad of Parzham. St Conrad is probably not so well know in Ireland however his...
Gospel Reflection – 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B
Sunday, 18 April 2021
The Risen Lord is with us Have you ever wondered what it would be like to enter a Time Machine and go back to Galilee or Jerusalem and spend a...
Gospel Reflection – Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Encountering the Risen Lord As we noted at the start of Lent, the number forty is usually associated with a period of preparation.  Following the forty days of Lent, there...
Interview with Brother Kevin on Vatican News
Saturday, 03 April 2021
Brother Kevin reflects on the Pope's visit to the Capuchin Day Centre as well as how COVID has impacted those who attend the centre. You can listen to the full...