The Messenger Sacred Heart Novena is one of our most popular publications each year. It is held for the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, which is always celebrated nineteen days after Pentecost. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is considered a symbol of "God's boundless and passionate love for humanity". Many have found comfort and solace praying the Novena, and this year we have particular reason as a community, a nation and a global people to find strength, patience and reassurance in God’s love for us.

As a way of encouraging and supporting our readers and promoters, we have made the 2020 Novena available to download from our website FREE OF CHARGE. 

Simply click here  to visit the page and either view the booklet on your computer or print it off to use during each day of the Novena.
NOTE: The Novena is also available as a pull-out supplement in the June Messenger. 

The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion. Your kind donations can be returned to St Agnes Church on Sundays between 12 noon and 2pm. Thank you.

Two more creative pieces from students at Rosary College

Lovely poem from Crea meehan age 12. 06/05/2020

Beautiful piece of art from Adlius Albe in Junior Infants 06/05/2020

Invite to children to write a poem, prayer or short story or draw a picture about the Corona virus 27/04/2020


THANK YOU   24/04/2020

Sincere thanks to parishioners who have dropped their Family Offering Envelopes and Easter Dues Donations into the Parish Office or at my house. I appreciate your gesture of financial support for the Parish at this time and if any parishioners wishes to make their normal contributions please be assured of our gratitude. In accordance with Revenue and Diocesan Guidelines, all donations are recorded on our Parish Financial Programme. Thank you again for your support at all times, especially during these very trying and difficult times. Mass each day at 12 noon (Mon-Sat) and the 11.00am on Sunday morning (viewed through our parish webcam) are offered for your intentions and the intentions given through my e-mail. Sometimes with funerals we may not be able to celebrate the 12 noon mass but keep an eye on our Parish Website for information. May God sustain all of us with strength, kindness, patience and caring for one in these days.

Fr. Tony -  (

Podcast: Catechism with Fr Neill


Podcast: Catechism with Fr Neill

Dear friends,

We hope you had a peaceful and joyful Easter break and that you and your loved ones continue to be safe and in good health.  
As the lockdown and social distancing measures remain in place and many of us are self-isolating or cocooning, you may be interested to be reminded of  Fr. Neil Xavier O'Donoghue's podcast, "Catechism with Fr. Neil"
Fr. Neil is a Lecturer in Systematic Theology here at  
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth
Each day, Fr. Neil posts a short (5-10 minute) audio podcast for the 366 days of 2020. In each episode he reads a few paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and gives a short reflection on the passage. In this way you can listen to the whole book over the course of a year, starting at any time that suits you.
The Catechism is a great summary of the Catholic Faith that Pope St. John Paul II called a “sure reference for the teaching of Catholic Doctrine."
The Catechism with Fr. Neil Podcast is  available on SoundCloud and Spotify and also in the Apple podcast store.  

Details can be found on Fr. Neil's webpage:
The feed for the podcast is also available at:

Link for a free edition of the Messenger during COVID

Greetings from Messenger Publications - 17/04/2020

As we all combat coronavirus by cocooning or curtailing our activities, our May Messenger has arrived. 

Please click on the link below:

Parish Update 16/04/2020


If any person or family is in need of provisions at this time of house confinement please make contact with Dublin South City Partnership at 01 – 4732196. Speak to staff members and they will respond appropriately


Mass is celebrated every day at 12 noon for the intentions of all parishioners at this time. Fr. Tom, Fr. Michael and myself are celebrating mass behind closed doors but we are remembering you all at this time. If you have any particular intention which you would like remembered, please email me at If funerals prevent us from saying midday mass, you are welcome to join us for these funeral masses through our parish webcam. Fr. Tony.


Loving lord, in this time of anxiety, give me serenity. In this time of fear, give me confidence in your love. In times of illness, help me to preserve my health and the health of those around me.

In this time of social isolation, let my phone calls be ones of kindness, wisdom and compassion. In this time of worry, give me the courage to reaffirm my belief that we are together in this time of trial. Lord Jesus, in this time of great challenge, we need your presence, we need your healing peace. Help us to live in hope that this pandemic will pass.

Under your protection, O Mary, we ask your help and protection. Give us confidence in your care for us in these days. O Mother of the Healing Jesus, we pray for the compassion of your Son upon us. Give us a deep faith, trust and an awareness that our God is with us. AMEN.