Our parish is served by two churches

St. Anne's, Bohernabreena and Holy Rosary, Oldcourt

Parish Office Opening Hours 

St. Anne's Parish Office

Bohernabreena, Dublin D24 C651 
Wed & Fri 10.00am to 12.30am  

Holy Rosary Parish Office

Old Court Ave, Ballycullen D24 A2C5
Mon & Tues 10.00am to 2.00pm  
  • Secretary:   Deborah Brown                
  • Phone: 01 4141 838                                    
  • Email: holyrosary.bohernabreena@gmail.com

 Parish Grouping Mass Times

St Anne's Church, Bohernabreena

Holy Rosary Church, Ballycragh,

St Martin de Porres Church, Aylesbury

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Firhouse

Summer Schedule



7pm Vigil St Martin

10am & 6pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel


8.30am St Anne’s

10.30am Holy Rosary

12.30pm St Martins

9.30am & 11.30am Our Lady of Mount Carmel


Monday 10am Holy Rosary

Friday 10am St. Anne's

Tues, Wed, Thur & Fri 10am St. Martins

Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 10am Our Lady of Mount Carmel


Eucharistic Adoration 

There will be Eucharistic Adoration at the following times and all are invited to attend: 
Holy Rosary Church every Monday morning for one hour following the 10am mass  St Martin de Porres Church  Mon 7.00pm - 8.00pmWed after 10am Mass until 12 noonThu 7.00pm - 8.00pm
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The unveiling of a plaque commemorating

and celebrating the presence of the Carmelite Sisters 

for 190 years in Firhouse will take place 

immediately after the 11.30.am Mass  on Sunday 28th July 

in the main entrance garden/courtyard

of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Firhouse.

If you have contact details for any living relatives 

of any of the sisters who lived there, 

please contact Pat McKiernan (0879523639),

Seán Fallon (0868496460) or

Firhouse parish office (014524702) with the details 

so we can invite them to attend this event


Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday, July 28th 2024. We are delighted to welcome the Grandparents Association Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on July 28th, 2024. The Principal Celebrant on the day will be Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio of Ireland.


The monthly collection for the local St Vincent de Paul Society will be held after all masses in the parish on Sunday 28th July.  As always your generosity is very much appreciated.


EUCHARIST AT HOME -   If you or a family member or neighbour cannot attend mass due to illness, but would like to receive the Eucharist, we would like to hear from you.  Please contact the Parish Offices with the name and contact details of the person and we will make arrangements with them for the Eucharist to be brought to their home.


As we respond to the demands of parish life and partnership with other faith communities going forward, clear communication is a key tool for keeping all informed and engaged in various different ways. There has been great communication work done in the past, and thanks to all who contributed and keep this going. The partnership team, of members from St Anne’s, Holy Rosary, Firhouse and St Martin’s, are keen to enlist help in the area of communication between the parishes. The initial work will be around sharing information between the parishes so that all are informed, and then further tasks will emerge as we work together. It will be across all media; websites, social media and paper, and may involve a (short) monthly meeting. If this is something you could contribute to or are interested in, please leave your name with the parish office, or email roisinpye@yahoo.ie

Summer Schedule

Revised Mass times beginning 6th/7th July 2024

 Saturday Vigil Mass 7pm St Martin’s

Sunday 8.30am St. Anne’s

Sunday 10.30am Holy Rosary

Sunday 12.30pm St Martin’s


Please note the following Mass times for Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Firhouse


Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm

Sunday 9.30am & 11.30am


Parish Cell Prayer Group  

The St. Anne’s parish cell prayer group would like to remind everyone that their prayer requests will be prayed for at our meetings. Boxes for the prayer requests are in the church. 

Pathways Poster.pdf


We are seeking your help in maintaining Holy Rosary Church.  If you can spare an hour or so on a Tuesday morning, please contact Deborah in our Parish Office.

We are also looking for volunteer Sacristans for our Saturday evening and Monday morning masses.  Again, if this is something you would like to find out more about, please contact Deborah.  

Upcoming Retreats - Dominican Retreat Centre

A Look of Love - Jim Deeds

26th to 29th August 2024

Using Scripture, meditation, body and breath work, music and story, Jim will lead us to an awareness of the God whose love is infinite and unconditional, a creative path on which which we can find God in the mess of our everyday lives, and reconnect to our inherent goodness.

Cost:   €320 residential;  € 215 non-residential.

"There's a crack in everything: that's how the light gets in" - Sean Goan

31st August to 5th September 2024

To help us counter the God of the Scriptures we will use the songs of Leonard Cohen, who has inspired millions as they face the paradox of believing in a loving God while living in a broken world.  During this retreat his lyrics with help us to explore prayerfully how the word of God can speak to us today offering hope and meaning in difficult times.

Cost:   € 530 residential; €300 non-residential..

Harvesting Gratitude - Carol Barry

13th to 15th September 2024

In light of the great Judeo-Christian tradition of Harvest Thanksgiving, a graced space is offered during these days to glean the kernels of truth and wisdom hidden in the mystery of our own daily life.  This will be a time to 'ingather' i.e. to reflect, remember and recognise the grace of God at work within and around us in order to cultivate a spirit of gratitude, hope and outreach.

Cost:  €280 residential; €180 non-residential.

Please note that it is no longer possible to donate to St Anne's Church via this button.  If you would like to make a donation to St Anne's Church, whether regularly or a once off donation, please contact the parish office or use the account details as per the standing order form (link below).   We greatly appreciate all donations to our parish churches, and apologise for any inconvience this change may cause.

Family Carers Are you caring for a loved one at home with additional needs?  A spouse, partner, child, close relative or neighbour?  Then you are a family carer! Become a member of Family Carers Ireland, the national charity supporting Ireland’s 500,000+ family carers nationwide. Contact 057 93 70221 and hear how we can support you or for more info visit www.familycarers.ie.



The Parish relies on the generosity of our Parishioners as the planned giving (Family offering) is the SOLE income which stays in the Parish for the day to day upkeep and running of our Churches - altar expenses, light & heat, wages, etc.  If you are in a position to contribute to the planned giving, please contact our parish offices for a box of envelopes (which can be returned each weekend at mass).   Every contribution is important to us, now matter how much you can give.You also have the option to pay online through EasyPayments on our parish website (www.bohernabreenaparish.com) or via monthly standing order.  Forms are available from the parish offices and, due to lower bank costs, this would be our preferred option if possible. Please phone the parish office if you require any help or clarification on any of the above.

Registered Charity No. 20016166 

Our Churches are open for public worship and we also live stream our masses 

(live streaming from St. Anne's cannot be guaranteed as we only have access to a mobile signal which can be unreliable).


The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a free Bereavement Support Line. This National Freephone Service is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 1800 807077. Visit www.hospicefoundation.ie for more information.

AWARE – Support & Self Care Groups

If you or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, consider using Aware’s phone-in and Zoom support and self-care groups, support line or support mail. For more information, visit www.aware.ie.

Prayer Before Holy Communion 

– St. Thomas Aquinas

All powerful and everlasting God,

I ask that I might receive, 

the Bread of Angels,

the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords,

with that reverence and humility, 

with that contrition and devotion,

with that purity and faith which 

is expedient for the salvation of 

my soul. Amen.

Prayer after Holy Communion 

– St Thomas Aquinas 

Sweetest Jesus, 

Body and Blood most holy,

be the delight and pleasure of my soul,

my strength and salvation 

in all temptations,

my joy and peace in every trial,

my light and guide in every 

word and deed,

and my final protection 

in death. Amen.

Is the Lord calling you to be a Eucharistic Minister?

‘When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to His people, and Christ, present in His word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy.’ (General Instruction of the Roman Missal [GIRM], no. 29).

What is a Reader / Lector? This ministry may be called reader or minister of the word. A lector is the person who proclaims the first or second reading at Mass. This person also may lead the Psalm (in the absence of a cantor) and the Prayer of the Faithful at Mass (in the absence of the deacon).  The lector must believe that Sacred Scripture is the Word of God and have deep respect for God's presence in that Word. If you are interested in becoming a Reader in our parish then please leave your contact details with Ann in the Parish Office or contact any of the priests.

Eucharistic Ministers are lay people who have been commissioned by the Church to help with the distribution of Communion at Masses and to bring Holy Communion to the sick, infirm and housebound who can no longer come to Mass. Before being commissioned the Ministers are invited to take part in a preparation process outlining the great importance of the Eucharist and also the practicalities involved in the distribution. 


This ministry is a very special and sacred one. For the sick, the reception of Communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support for its members and concern shown by the Christian community for its members who are ill. New members are always welcome. If you would like to get involved in this Ministry, please give your name to one of the priests or leave it with the Parish Secretary in the parish office. 

We have copies of 

“Living Words - A Booklet for renewal in the Holy Spirit”

written by our own Fr Michael Hurley.  

This booklet helps you to see the spirituality in the daily life around you and grow a deeper trust in Jesus Christ’s love and goodness, leading to you living a more joyful and loving life.  The booklets are €5 each and are available from the churches and parish offices.  We welcome your support.

ACCORD Dublin Website

For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit www.accorddublin.ie 

150th Anniversary Book 

St. Anne's Church

The St Anne’s Church Committee produced a wonderful book to commemorate this special year in our parish. It looks back on the history of St Anne’s, records the celebration events and also reflects on the future.  

It contains lovely accounts, photos,  drawings, poems by the children and many friends of St Anne’s and it is a truly valuable record of our community and heritage.  Every household in the parish should have one.  It only costs €10 and is available from the parish office at St Anne's Church.

We, the people of God in Bohernabreena Parish, who worship in St Anne's and Holy Rosary, guided by the Holy Spirit and inspired by the love of Jesus Christ, are committed to creating a caring, welcoming community where there is justice for all.