We, the parish of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima, a Catholic community, in the suburbs of Dublin, are committed to Christ, valuing faith, love, trust, and unity. Inspired by the image of Christ and relying on the Holy Spirit, we are called to reach out with endless love to those who are searching for God and gather all into our Lord's home, to spread His Word, to educate our youth and to assist those in need. May we always make everyone welcome in to our parish community, especially immigrants who are in a strange land may we welcome and befriend them in Christ's name.

Friday August 15th

will be

The feast of the



Mass times as usual


June is the month of the Sacred Heart 

 June 2014

Corpus Christi 




Sept 2013 












November 2013


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On the publication of her book on "The South Circular Road, on the eve of the first world war".

Cathy who lives in our area has contributed to the life of our parishes , not least but editing the popular book "By the sign of the Dolphin" and was the inspiration behind the DVD "In the Shadow of the Barn".  She is an expert on local history and is sought after to share her knowledge in many settings.    Her book is a compelling read and will be available in Rialto and Dolphins Barn Churches as well as many book stores. Price €9.98

We thank her for the many ways she has captures the local history for us and wish her well on her recovery from her recent illness





An evening with Michael Keogh"
in Rialto Parish Centre on Wednesday 9th of October at 7:30pm
"Dublin in the rare old times - good and bad"
Come and enjoy an evening with friends, enjoy craic and a cuppa. Free admin, but donation if possible would be gratefully appreciated by the Rialto Variety Group towards their Christmas panto.   Looking          forward to seeing you there



Many thanks to all who came to the Hospice Coffee Morning on Thursday 19th of September. The total amount raised was  480.



The next World Youth Day will be in Krakow, Poland in 2016




WYD 2013 Rio & Dublin

World Youth Day takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in July from 23rd-28th July.

A group of pilgrims from the Archdiocese will travel and participate at World Youth Day and a unique event is being planned in Dublin to        celebrate with those who cannot make it to Brazil

Rio in Dublin is especially aimed at young people who have either attended a World Youth Day or would like to savour some of the  atmosphere of what takes place at World Youth Day.

It will take place on the weekend of 27th/28th July in Church St Friary, Dublin 7.  Registration is now open and demand is        already high.

Parishes with young people wishing to take part should e-mail wyd@dublindiocese.ie as soon as possible.

The exciting programme includes:

· Pilgrim walks to Church St will take place from seven locations.

· Young people will be welcomed by members of the local Brazilian young people here in Dublin.

· Video links to Rio for some of the key ceremonies involving Pope Francis.

· A programme of catechesis, music, prayer - from late Saturday through to Sunday

· There will be an opportunity to participate on a justice programme in advance of Rio in     Dublin (hosted by Magis Ireland)

· There are events for young people (16 and 18) and 18 and over

· Volunteers are now sought to help with the programme
Further information is available on  www.evangelisa



Choose Life:

Prayer for the Child in the Womb

Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life.

Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator. Open our hearts to welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift.

Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives. May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected.

Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death.

Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all.

Together with Mary, your Mother, in whose womb you took on our human nature, Help us to choose life in every decision we take.

We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life with you, and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity.





A Eucharistic  Vigil

will be held here in our parish church 

on Friday 1st of February 2013

Commencing with Mass at 7.30pm  and concluding with  Benediction at 9.45pm


The Vigil of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament includes:

Mass, Benediction, Rosary, Hymns, Brown Scapular Enrolment,Holy Hour, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Confessions, Torch-lit Procession with the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary





Afternoon of Reflection

[Mini Retreat]

Will be held in Rialto Parish Centre (opposite Church) on Sunday December 11th at 2.30pm.

Everyone is welcome

Please come along and join us in a relaxing afternoon of prayer before Christmas



Parish Christmas Cards

now on sale

€1 each or 6 for €5



Christmas Schedule


Saturday 18th After the 6.30 pm Mass in Rialto

Also Wednesday 22nd after the 10 oc Mass in Rialto

Tuesday 21st   December after the 10 am in Dolphins Barn


 After 10 oc Mass each morning of Christmas week



 CHRISTMAS EVE: 10am and

Vigil Masses for Christmas 9 pm

 preceded by Carols at 8.30 pm

CHRISTMAS DAY: (Sat) , 10 (children's)  & 11.30am

No evening mass


 The Holy Family ( & St. Stephens Day)-26th - 

Sunday Masses 10 & 11.30 pm

Monday 27th until Sat morning 1st January

Mass at 11 am






Our Church is 60 years open

Blessed and dedicated on Sunday Feb 5th 1950


Monday February 1st

Feast of St. Brigid

(one of Ireland's Patron Saints)








Special Collection


at all Masses on Sat 6th and Sunday 7th


Monday February 1st

Feast of St. Brigid

(one of Ireland's Patron Saints)




 Special Collection


at all Masses on Sat 6th and Sunday 7th








 Rialto and Dolphin's Barn Parishes




 Departs May 7th,

7 nights F/B En suite at  Hotel Recinto.

Guided tours, €750 plus €25 insurance

Spiritual Director travelling with the group

for details contact the sacristy


Tel; 453 8750




Parish Christmas Cards

now on sale

€ 1.20 each or 6 for  €6.50

Nov 25th 2007
Important Dates for the Children of

Rialto and Dolphins Barn



The following are the dates for meetings and liturgies

associated with CONFIRMATION

Meeting for PARENTS in the school- Monday

December 3rd at 7.30pm


December 16th 10.00am Rialto Church.

Service of light in Dolphins Barn Church on

Tuesday April 15th 2008

at 7.30pm


Confirmation Retreat 14th & 15th May 2008

The Sacrament of Confirmation at

11.00am on Friday May 23rd 2008

in Dolphins Barn Parish  Church








Welcome to our new Christians

November 2007


Luke, Patrick Richard Cleary.

Niamh, Elizabeth Berney.


Jake, Michael Byrne.

Who join our community through the waters of Baptism .
  May they continue to grow strong in body,
mind and spirit in the years ahead.


Active Retirement Group AGM.

This will take place in St. Andrews

Community Centre on

Wed Nov 21st

at 10.45am.

New Members always welcome


Nov 24th

Saturday evening Mass for

The ddeceased members of the

Rialto Football Club.


Dolphins Barn Parish.

Following the 6pm Mass on Sat Nov 24th.

The Cenacalo Community

 will give a presentation.

Canacalo is an International Organisiation based

on Catholic principles which combats

addictions to drugs, alchol etc.

Its success rate is very, very high.


Thursday Nov 1st 2007

Feast of All Saints

[Holy day of Obligation]

Vigil Mass on Wed at 6.30pm.

Feast Day Mass at

No evening Mass.


You are invited to

Bereavement and Remembrance


  Saturday 3rd November 2007

the 6.30pm Mass
We will remember all our relatives and

friends who have gone to the Lord

as well as praying for the bereaved,

particularly if you have lost loved

ones in the past few years.

Tree of Remembrance

If you wish to have loved ones

remembered during the month of

November please write their names in

the book which is left in the center

of the Church. All names will then

be written on leaves and placed on

the remembrance tree in the Church.

New Cardinal




Oct 18th 2007


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin expressed his congratulations to
Archbishop Sean Brady on the announcement that Pope Benedict

XVI will create him Cardinal at a Consistory on 24th November.

Archbishop Martin said that Archbishop Brady was an

exceptionally genuine human person, deeply marked by the

Christian message.

This personal authenticity, and his capacity as a caring listener,

 has enabled him to be a bridge-builder in many areas, especially

 in his relations with all the parties in the Northern Ireland peace


As President of the Irish Episcopal Conference Archbishop Brady

 has worked towards the building of effective consensus among

 bishops and has built up the effectiveness of the structures of

 the Conference.

Sunday October 14th

Forty hours adoration of the Blessed Sacrament






Sat 13th October

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima







Sister Lucia's Last Moments

Mother Superior Says Visionary Was Filled With Light

ROME, SEPT. 25, 2007 (Zenit.org).- When Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone's book

about the last Fatima visionary was presented, guests got a chance to watch a video

about Sister Lucia's final moments, related by her Mother Superior.

At Friday's presentation of "L'Ultima Veggente di Fatima"
(The Last Fatima Visionary), written by the Pope's secretary of state, those

 in attendance saw a video reporting on the Convent of Coimbra, in Portugal, where Sister

Lucia lived for the last 57 years of her life.


The visionary occupied the same cell during all those decades, and from there
"she flew to heaven," said the superior of the Carmelite community, Sister Maria

Celina of Jesus Crucified.

First impression

Recalling her first impressions of Sister Lucia, the superior said, "When I entered,

 it took me eight days to recognize Sister Lucia. When one of the sisters asked me:

 'Mother, should I bring you a piece of bread to eat tonight?' I said to myself

that this could not be Sister Lucia. And yet it was her."

Sister Maria Celina recalled how the visionary would stand at the end of the path

 leading to a statue of the Blessed Virgin, and scold her cousins who also witnessed

the apparitions, "You went to heaven and left me here alone."

The superior said that Sister Lucia always denied any talk of a "fourth secret of Fatima."

Sister Lucia would say of people who spread rumors of the alleged secret that

"they are never satisfied; that they should do what Our Lady asked, that this

 is the most important thing. When someone would say: 'Sister Lucia, they
say there is another secret' […] she would look at them ironically. 'If there is one,'

she would say, 'I wish they would tell it to me: I know of no other secrets.'"

Sister Maria Celina said that the visionary was never satisfied with the image made of Our Lady.

"The image of Our Lady was not how she wanted it," the superior said.

"Sometimes she seemed ugly to her because it did not correspond to her

exact memories; it was not what the artist derived from her description. It is somewhat

like what happened with St. Bernadette."

Joyous nun

Sister Maria Celina described Sister Lucia as a woman religious who "emanated joy."

"I lived with her for 28 years and I saw a person who, the older she got, the

 more she developed an evangelical childhood," she said. "She seemed again to

be the child who had the apparitions in the Cova de Ira. The heavier her body became,

 the lighter her spirit became."

Speaking of Sister Lucia's last hours, the superior said: "When she needed

assistance we placed her bed at the center of the cell and we were around her,

 together with the bishop of Leiria-Fatima. I was kneeling down next to her.
Sister Lucia looked at everyone and then looked at me at the end. It was a long look,
but in her eyes there was a deep light, which I carry in my soul.

"I pray to her always and I know she prays for us. There are things that have no

 need of words: A gesture or a thought is sufficient. Sister Lucia had a hearing problem.

Now she doesn't anymore. Now she understands everything without words."


Oct 6th 2007

New Bishop for Diocese of Ossory


The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, welcomed the

appointment of the new Bishop of Ossory, Father Seamus Freeman

and has assured him of his prayers for his new ministry.

"I have known Father Freeman for many years. He is an exceptionally

warm and kind man who I am sure will quickly win the affection

of the diocese. His genuine humility hides a deep spirituality and the

breath of his pastoral experience.

Father Freeman has roots in the diocese of Ossory but has unique

experience in positions of international responsibility within the

Pallottine Order, in direct Parish ministry and in preaching retreats"


We thank those who  supported Crosscare,


 last week-end.

 The amount collected was €433

Crosscare is in constant need of help in their work





















Nichola McGrath  & Brian Priestley





who were married in our

Parish Chursh













 Sat September 1st 2007.