|St. Joseph's, Berkeley Road, Dublin|
Fr David Donnellan, OCD (Prior & Parish Priest); Fr Pat Beecher, OCD (Curate) Fr Peter Cryan, OCD (Curate); Fr Patrick Keenan, OCD (Curate); Fr Martin McDonald OCD, Fr Richard Young, OCD (Residing in Nazareth Home, Sligo).
Holy Week Services 2014:
Palm Sunday 10.30 am Procession with Palms
Holy Thursday No Morning Mass
12noon- 12.30 Confessions
7.30pm Mass of the Last Supper
10.00pm Church closes after Adoration
12 noon Outdoor Stations of the Cross
3.00pm Passion of Our Lord
7.30pm Stations of the Cross & Passion Sermon
10.00am -11.30am Confessions
5.30pm – 6.00pm Confessions
9.00pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday Masses at usual Sunday times
There will be no 8.00am Mass during Easter Week.
And there will be no 5.45pm Mass on Easter Monday
Normal Schedule of Services:
Rosary & Benediction takes place each Thursday after the 5.45 pm Mass for Pro-Life .
Rosary & Benediction takes place each Saturday after 10.00am Mass for Vocations.
Padro Pio Mass first Wednesday of every month, 5.45pm
How to get there:
Berkeley Road was originally part of St. Michan's parish. A wooden chapel-of-ease was erected in Berkeley
Road in 1870 and this was replaced by the granite church of St. Joseph in 1880. The parish was created in 1890, an event marked by the erection of the north-western tower in 1893. The parish was entrusted to the Discalced Carmelites by the Dr Dermot Ryan, Archbishop of Dublin, in July 1983.
The community at St Joseph's serves a busy inner city parish. There is great local involvement in parish activities. With the influx of other nationalities in recent years St Joseph's has become a focal point for the Philippino community. That community now has its own choir which sings at one of the Sunday Masses. The friars also help with chaplaincy work at the Mater Private Hospital and Mountjoy Prison. One of most popular shrines in Berkeley Road church is that of St Gerard Majella and the novena to him is a highlight in the parish each year. In the park alongside the church is a monument to the Irish historians of the seventeenth century, the Four Masters.