We wish to thank all those who were involved with the creation and display of the Christmas Decorations this year. The decorations will be a wonderful addition to our Church as we celebrate the Christmas season.
On 28 April 2022 the parish was delighted and honoured when Archbishop Dermot Farrell concelebrated Mass with the Marist Fathers on the occasion of the feast day of St. Peter Chanel, Marist Priest and Martyr. Archbishop Farrell also blessed the new statue of St. Peter Chanel. We were delighted to welcome back a number of Marist priests to concelebrate the Mass on the occasion.
A huge word of thanks to all who participated in the Mass, cleaned and polished the church, prepared the hospitality, food, provided the beautiful music, decorated the shrine, and of course to our fantastic parishioners and friends for their presence on the night.
+St. Peter Chanel pray for us
On Thursday 6th January, the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, a new statue of the Marist Saint Peter Chanel was blessed and installed in St. Teresa's Church, Donore Avenue.
The statue was created on request by a very talented wood carver located in Bavaria, Germany, all made possible by the Kinahan, Schuch and Reiss families who commissioned, paid for and dedicated the statue in honour of their Mother and Father, Mary and Michael McQuaide, both of whom are active members and ministers in our Church with decades of service. We also remember their son-in-law John Kinahan (+rip) who was instrumental in its planning.
It is a very generous and special donation and a wonderful addition to the parish. We hope that this new statue will be a source of grace and blessing for the intentions of many generations of parishioners, friends and passers-by who visit the church. For the moment the statue is on a temporary stand while a new and fitting pedestal is on the way. The feast day of St. Peter Chanel is on the 28th April.
Donore Avenue is one of only two parishes run by the Marist Fathers in Ireland. The other is our sister parish in St. Brendan’s, Coolock.
Saint Peter Chanel was a Marist priest, missionary and martyr. His feast day is on 28 April. Born in France in 1803, he did pastoral work there for a few years after ordination, and then entered the Marist Society and was sent to Oceania. There was considerable resistance to missionaries at that time, though he did receive a few converts into the faith before he was clubbed to death on the island of Futuna in 1841. He was only 38.
You can find out more information about Saint Peter Chanel under the About Us section of this website.
Further information in relation to the Marist Fathers in general is available on the Marist Fathers in Ireland website (http://www.maristfathers.ie).
On Sunday 1st August 2021 there was a sad but wonderful gathering for Fr. Alois Greiler SM who returned to Passau, Germany the following day. It was a great opportunity to allow parishioners to say thank you and goodbye after his four wonderful years in the parish. As Fr. Alois said "priests come and go but the spirit of community felt within the parish will always remain long after". This may be true but the impact Fr. Alois had in our church and community will be remembered and felt for a long time to come.
You may remember that during Advent in 2019 we had a travelling Nativity which went from home to home each day of Advent. This allowed us to keep the spirit of Advent alive and an awareness of the Holy Family journeying towards Bethlehem.
This year, for obvious reasons, we cannot send the Nativity from home to home. So what we will do is break the parish (within its boundaries) into 3 sections, each week we will visit a shrine of Our Lady in that area with the Holy Family and offer up prayers for everyone living in that area. We invite you to add prayers for living or deceased members of that area under the picture we post each week. The 4th week we will dedicate to our parishioners and friends who live 'outside' of our parish, be it right outside the boundaries of its official zone, a few kilometres away or thousands of miles away on other continents.
First the Holy Family visit Our Lady in Oscar Square Park and we would like to pray for all of those living in the area surrounding. Feel free to add your prayers for those living, deceased or who have moved away from the area.
Then the Holy Family visit Our Lady in Maryland and we would like to pray for all of those living in the area surrounding, as per our map. Feel free to add your prayers for those living, deceased or who have moved away from the area.
Lastly, the Holy Family visited Our Lady in the Garden of the Missionary Sisters of Charity on South Circular Road and we would like to pray for all of those living in the area surrounding, as per our map. Feel free to add your prayers for those living, deceased or who have moved away from the area.
We remember our parishioners and friends who have died, or were buried from, our church in the past year.... May they rest in peace.
Our annual Mass for the Deceased will take place on Sunday, 15th November 2020, at 11 a.m. via our webcam. All families of those listed have been contacted and a memorial pack from the Funeral Ministry Team and Parish Team has now been sent to each family to enable you to pray along with us on Sunday. For any further details please contact us at 01-4542425.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Here are some photographs of the beautiful harvest display created by members of the Parish Liturgy Committee on Sunday 4th October 2020 to mark Harvest Weekend. As we are unable to harvest food and donations for our charity groups, this year we will focus on harvesting the gifts and talents that people have that can benefit the life of our parish and community.
Following the Rainbows for Railings Initiative on the railings outside the Church, the rainbows are now on display inside. The display has been painstakingly created for us by two wonderful parishioners, Michael Douglas Fernandes and Michael O'Reilly. Many thanks to both. The finished display with its beauty, dedication and creativity is worth seeing so please have a look when you are next in the Church. In the meantime. please admire these photos of their work. Many thanks once again to the children and adults who made the rainbows - you have lifted all our spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pentecost Space in Our Church
The parish’s Rainbows for Railings initiative was featured in recent weeks in both the Irish Catholic (dated Thursday 14th May 2020) and the Irish Mirror (dated Thursday 7th May 2020) newspapers.
We remember in our memorial space all those who have died in our parish since restrictive measures were introduced......may they all rest in peace.
St. Teresa’s Church is displaying rainbows created by local parishioners and friends to cheer up those who pass by during the COVID-19 restrictions. The rainbow is a sign of beauty and peace that comes after a storm, it also reminds us of the story of Noah and the Ark and how God made a promise to protect his people always. Please feel free to add your own Rainbow to the Railings by leaving it in the Church, dropping it into the parish house or hanging it up yourself as you pass by. You can also email a photo of your picture to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook it or WhatsApp it to our Parish Pastoral Assistant Sam Byrne (number on request) and we can print it and hang it for you! These are some of the rainbows which have been received to date.
On Sunday 28th July 2019 at the 12.30 p.m. Mass, Bob Charlton celebrated 70 years as a member of the St. Martin de Porres Conference of Society of St Vincent de Paul, with family, friends and colleagues. John Keenan celebrated 25 years as a member. Many congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to both Bob and John.
First Holy Communion was celebrated on Sunday 12th May 2019.
Some photos of Christmas 2018 in our Parish
The Donore Community Memorial Quilt is now hanging in the Church and will be in place for the next couple of weeks. The Quilt is a memorial to all those who died in our local community from drug addiction related illnesses. May they rest in peace. Please remember all those who died and their families in your prayers.
The Annual Mass for the Deceased took place on Sunday 4th November 2018. The choir from St Nicholas’ Catholic High School in Cheshire sang during the Mass, They also gave a recital after the Mass.
This year the annual Scouts County Mass was hosted by the local 35th Donore Scouts Troop in St. Teresa's Church on Sunday 21st October at 3 p.m. These are some photographs taken to mark the occasion.
2018 Triduum in honour of St. Teresa
The Annual Parish BBQ was held on Sunday 9th September 2018.
Photos of Parishioners and Friends of St. Teresa's attending the showing in the Church of the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August 2018
Blessing of Our Lady's Grotto in Maryland by Fr. David Corrigan SM on 21st December 2017.
These photographs are re-produced by kind permission of Ms. Eva Power, Photographer. Her website address is: www.EvaPowerPhotography.com.
Blessing of the St. Teresa's Statue in St. Teresa's Gardens on Saturday 16th June 2018.
The Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg was held on Saturday 25th May 2018
Twenty-four boys and girls from 6th Class in Scoil Treasa Naofa, St. Catherine's National School and Griffith Barracks Educate Together School received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Fr. Enda Cunningham on Wednesday 18th April 2018.
These photographs were taken by Paul McGovern Photographer who kindly made them available to the parish.
Easter Triduum 2018 in our Parish
Saint Patrick's Day 2018 in our parish
The World Meeting of Families takes place in Dublin in August 2018.
The Parish of St Teresa's in Donore Avenue offers a meditation on one element of the icon each Thursday during Lent. This is part of our spiritual preparation for the world event taking place in our city.
Mass for those Baptised in 2017
Christmas 2017 in Donore Avenue
Parish Advent Carol Service on Friday 15th December 2017 entitled "Blessings and Carols for All"
St Teresa's Kingdom Café, open every Thursday after the 10 am Mass.
November Sacred Space in our Parish Church
Fr. Cormac's Farewell Mass on Sunday 22nd October 2017
St Teresa's Church 90th Anniversary Mass 29th May 2016