Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption

Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
In the Care of the Redemptorists

Welcome to Our Parish Website

“They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32

Sharing Responsibility on the Journey of Faith

The Parish Pastoral Council aims to promote a parish with Jesus at the centre of its mission; making welcome searchers and believers. We strive to reach out to all in our community, sharing responsibility on the journey of faith.

Mass Times

During the course of the Covid19 Virus Crisis, and following the most recent Government, HSE and Diocesan directives, all Masses in Assumption Parish are suspended with immediate effect, apart from a 7am Mass every morning and Funerals Masses as they might arise. The 7am Mass can be viewed, live, via our parish webcam, and a recording of it can be viewed throughout the day. Just click on the webcam button at the top of this page. (see more detailed notice below)

Upcoming Events

There will be a 7am Mass every morning until further notice.



Following the latest Government, HSE and Diocesan directives we have decided, with immediate effect, to cancel all Masses at Assumption Parish Church, apart from a 7am Mass every morning, and Funeral Masses as they may arise.

We’ve already been having a 7am, Monday to Friday, during Lent. We will extend it now to Saturday and Sunday. This Mass will be available live, via our webcam at, and will also be recorded so it can be viewed later in the day.

This 7am will be the only public Mass, apart from Funeral Masses, celebrated in Assumption until further notice. Remember, there is no obligation for anyone to attend Sunday Mass during the virus crisis.

Attendance at Weddings, Baptisms, and, as difficult as it may be, at Funeral Masses, should be restricted to close family and some few, very close, friends.  Again, funerals can be viewed live via our webcam at

The church will be open throughout most days, up until 4pm, for people to come and pray, or light a candle. The Parish Lotto, and all collections, are suspended too.

Other parishes may have other arrangements.  These, we believe, are best for us.  Let’s mind each other and pray for each other.

Confirmation Ceremony Cancelled

Due to the Covid19 virus, and following the announcement of An Taoiseach this morning, we deeply regret the need to cancel tomorrow’s (Friday, March 13th) celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Assumption Parish. We regret the real inconvenience this will cause, not least the upset and disappointment to the children. We look forward to celebrating the sacrament at a future, appropriate date. Meanwhile, let’s look after each other at this difficult time.

Covid19 / Corona Virus Advice

On the advice of the HSE, and Dublin Diocese, the following directives have come into immediate effect with regard to preventing the spread of the Corona Virus;

  • Until further notice there will be no Holy Water in the fonts at the doors of the church. You are still encouraged to bless yourself as you enter and leave the Church.
  • Until further notice there will be no shaking of hands at the Sign of Peace. Please choose an alternative like a smile, a bow, a wave, or just words.
  • Until further notice Holy Communion will be given only on the hand, not on the tongue, and Holy Communion will not be shared from the chalice. If you have a coeliac condition, please ask the minister for a coeliac host.
  • People are encouraged to wash their hands whenever possible.

If you are unwell, please stay at home and mind yourself. There is no obligation for anyone to attend Sunday Mass when unwell. The priority should be to get yourself back to full health again.

Remember that everything that happens in Assumption Church can be seen and heard, live, via our Parish Webcam.  Just click on the ‘Parish Webcam’ or ‘View Our Webcam’ buttons anywhere on this page.

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Recent Parish Death Notices

Patrick (Pat) Byrne, RIP

Eileen Nolan (née Darcy), RIP

Annie Finnegan (née Butler), RIP

Elizabeth Ryan (née Murphy), RIP

Christopher Fitgerald, RIP (Monday, 10am)

Isabell King (née Hanna), RIP (Saturday 11.15am)

Margaret Maguire, RIP

Ethna Esther Kernan (neé Brennan), RIP

Derek Shaw, RIP

Bridie Bayly (née Torkington), RIP

Catherine (Kitty) Sheridan, RIP

Joey Kelly, RIP

Charles Clancy, RIP

Breda O'Dowd, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) Harris (née Gay), RIP

Jennifer (Jenny) Flood, RIP

Anne Hynes (née Elliot), RIP

Lyndsey Saul, RIP

Patrick Gaffney, RIP

Michael Hickey, RIP

Andrew (Andy) Shortall, RIP

Josephine Maloney (née Grennan), RIP

Richard (Richie) Butler, RIP

Noleen Hopson, RIP

Michael (Mikie) Dunne, RIP

Alan Behan, RIP

Aiden Lawless, RIP

Patrick (Smiley) Greene, RIP

Angela Mason, RIP

Paul O’Brien, RIP

Christina (Tina) Shannon, RIP

Deborah (Debbie) Armstrong, RIP

Fergal Joseph Ryan, RIP

James Ward, RIP

William Byrne, RIP

Ellen McCabe, RIP

Hannah Butler, RIP

Margaret Kavanagh, RIP

Elizabeth Boland, RIP

William (Liam) Cassidy, RIP

Bernadette Rice, RIP

Bernadette (Bernie) Baker (néw Ankers), RIP

Hilda Smith (née Madigan), RIP

Bridget (Bridie) Oglesby (née Reilly), RIP

Mary Maura Harmon (née Kennedy), RIP

Brigid Frances Kenny, RIP

Sarah Mellon, RIP

Alicia O'Leary (née McCormack), RIP

John Whelan, RIP

Veronica (Vonnie) Doolan (née Jago), RIP

Fr. Joseph Doran, RIP

Eamon Jones (Jonesy), RIP

Bridget (Bridie) Murray (née Keogh), RIP

Mary Agnes Nolan (née Carroll), RIP

Maureen Brennan (née Prendergast), RIP

William Gabbett, RIP (Thursday, 11.30am)

Mary Larrissy, RIP

Catherine Gabbett (née Casey), RIP

David (Dave) Nolan, RIP

Henry (Harry) Gaffney, RIP

Sadie Reilly (née Hughes), RIP

(Christina (Tina) White, RIP

Jillian Collins, RIP

Elizabeth O'Connor (née McCarthy), RIP

William (Liam) Thompson, RIP

Veronica Quigley (née Kelly), RIP

Gary Nugent, RIP

Mary Brennan (née Moran), RIP

Eithne Mullen, RIP

Alan (Gibbo) Gibbons, RIP

Michael Quigley, RIP

Johnny Byrne, RIP

Hilda Dolan (née Keogh), RIP

Patrick Moran, RIP

Elizabeth (Lilly) Redmond (née Donnett), RIP

Carmel Higgins (née McEvoy), RIP

Laurence Ffrench, RIP

Steven (Anto) Grogan, RIP

Davie Floyd, RIP

Monsignor Donal O'Doherty, RIP

Rosanna (Rosie) Gibbons (née Clarke) RIP

Ian Comerford, RIP

Nuala Kavanagh (née Nolan), RIP

Anthony Gartland, RIP

Sheila Cahill, RIP

Sandra Doyle, RIP

Glenn Hogan, RIP

Marie Sweeney (née Walsh), RIP

Mary Ellen Hopson, RIP

Christopher Carey, RIP

Kathleen Tully (née Redmond), RIP

Anna Evans (Née McLoughlin), RIP

Michael (Mick) Horan, RIP

Michael Tormey, RIP

Kathleen Cole (née Mitten), RIP

Frederick (Fred) McGarry, RIP

Christopher (Christy) Rogers, RIP

Mary Smith (née Murphy), RIP

Derek Kelly, RIP

Daniel Moran, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) Swords (née O'Brien), RIP

Patrick (Paddy) McGrane, RIP

Lisa Ellis, RIP

Anthony (Tony) Kelly, RIP

Margaret (Peggy) Phelan (née Lynch) RIP

Philip McLoughlin, RIP (Memorial Mass Saturday 18th December,  at 11.30am, Assumption Church)

Rosaleen (Rose) McDermott (née Egan), RIP

Maura Devitt (née O'Driscoll), RIP

Steven (Willie) Farelly, RIP

Angela Nolan, RIP

Stephen (Willie) Farrelly, RIP

Sarah (Sadie) Chrystal, RIP

Raymond (Rayo) Howe, RIP

Laurence (Larry) Moore, RIP

Margaret Pillay (née O'Toole), RIP

James (Jack) McCormack, RIP

Thomas McCabe, RIP

Anthony Bradley, RIP

Mary Forrester (née Casey), RIP

Liam (Liamo) Thompson, RIP

Ann Monahan (née Ward), RIP

Mary Scanlon (née Ryan), RIP

Philip McLoughlin, RIP

Colm Birkett, RIP

Rachael Meehan, RIP

Parish Newsletter

Parish Contacts

Fr. Adrian Egan, C.Ss.R. (PP), Fr. Seamus Devitt, C.Ss.R.;
Tel: 01-6264789

Pariah Secretary:
Mildred Healy;
Tel: Working from home; contact by email.

Ann Marie Murray & Margaret Killeen;
Tel: 01 – 6264691 (9am to 12 Noon)

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