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. 

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

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:


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.

12 noon Daily

At 12 noon daily The Angelus followed by Mass will be live streamed on our webcam.


COVID 19 UPDATE 25_02_2020

Dear Parishioners of St Agnes, as Covid 19 is progressing it is unfortunate that we have to close our Church to protect our parishioners. We pray that with God’s help and by helping one another we can get through this crisis together.

Archbishop DiarmuId Martin has cancelled public Sunday and Weekday Masses in the Archdiocese of Dublin from Wednesday 25th March until further notice.

We cannot guarantee the safety for our parishioners due to candles and statues being touched by so many people and large numbers gathering, therefore for the health and safety of everyone we have to close today Wednesday 25th March 2020.

Mass will be streamed live ONLY on Sundays at 11 am

Those who have booked masses can rearrange them in the Parish Office or one of the priests will offer mass for that intention privately.

Please refer to a parish website for further updates.

We entrust each of you to the loving care of God our father.

Thank you again for your understanding at this difficult time.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.