Saint Josephs Berkeley Road, Dublin


Fr Martin McDonald, OCD (Prior and Parish Priest), Fr Pat Beecher, OCD, (First Councillor), Fr Richard Young, OCD, Fr Patrick Keenan, OCD, Fr Joe Birmingham, OCD

Normal Schedule of Services:

Saturday:  10.00 am and Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm
Sunday: 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11:45 am, & 5.30 pm
Weekdays: (Monday - Friday) 8.00 am, 10.00 am, 5.45 pm

Saturday: 10.30 am - 11.15, 5.30 - 6.00 pm and after Vigil Mass
Eves of Holy Days: 10.00 - 11.00 am and after Evening Mass  

Special Devotions:

Mass for Pro-Life
(5.45pm) with Rosary & Benediction every Thursday.

Mass for Vocations
(10.00am) with Rosary & Benediction every Saturday.

Padro Pio Mass
(5.45pm) first Wednesday of every month.

St Therese Triduum 
28th, 29th, 30th September, 1st October Feastday

Santo Nino Novena
9 days before 3rd Sunday of January

St Gerard Majella
Feastday celebrations Oct 16th.


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 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 Filipino community. That community now has its own choir which sings at one of the Sunday Masses.  The church is the home of the St Joseph’s Filipino Association. 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, whose feast is celebrated every year.  A three day celebration is held for the feast of St Therese every year also.

How to get there:
Buses:   46A, 38, 38A, 38B, 38C, 120 

St Joseph's, The Presbytery, Berkeley Road, Dublin7, Ireland.
Tel: 01 830 6336 / 830 6356; Fax: 01 830 4681 (Int'l code 353)