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Postal address: Parish Office, St. Michan's Church,
Halston Street, Dublin 7

St. Michan's Parish
Halston Street

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Parish Mission Statement

 Inspired by the Gospel, we the parishioners of Halston Street Parish recognise the dignity and uniqueness of each person.

Like Jesus, who washed the feet of others, we are committed to serving one another and to making our parish a community where everyone feels welcomed, accepted, valued, listened to and cared for.

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Day of Prayer for Vocations on 21st/22nd April
Good Shepherd Sunday

In his message to the faithful on this Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis tells us: “In the diversity and the uniqueness of each and every vocation, personal and ecclesial, there is a need to listen, discern and live this word that calls to us from on high and, while enabling us to develop our talents, makes us instruments of salvation in the world and guides us to full happiness.
These three aspects – listening, discerning and living – were also present at beginning of Jesus’ own mission, when, after his time of prayer and struggle in the desert, he visited his synagogue of Nazareth. There, he listened to the word, discerned the content of the mission entrusted to him by the Father, and proclaimed that he came to accomplish it ‘today’ (Lk 4:16-21)”.
The Share Collection this weekend will be in the support of Dublin Diocesan students preparing for Ordination to Priesthood.

House Blessings and Novena of Grace
Storm Emma interrupted the house blessings which were being undertaken in preparation for the Novena of Grace (4th-12th March). Fr. Bryan will continue with the house blessings in Church Street, Henrietta House and the neighbouring streets as soon as is possible. The response and welcome from everyone, particularly during the bitterly cold weather was wonderful – THANK YOU.

If Fr. Bryan missed your home and you would like him to call back to bless the house, your family or to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to the housebound, please contact the Parish Office on 8730675.

Ode To My Great Grandparents &
St. Michan's RC Church, Halston St., Dublin 7

* Capuchin Vocations
* Monthly Mass for our Recently Deceased

  Book launch took place on Saturday, 25th November after 6pm Mass. Click on the book to buy your copy online.

Video of the launch on YouTube.

Please see below links to the newsletter Choose Life 2018 which will be circulated by the Catholic Communications Office on a weekly basis. Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject.

If you have any queries please contact the Catholic Communications Office on 01 5053013.

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100 Masses for the Unborn Click to open for a full list of the Mass times and locations. This prayer initiative started on 13th February and continues for 100 days to 24th May 2018.

Good Hygiene Practices
Given the increase in the numbers of people affected by influenza in recent weeks, it is opportune to remind ourselves of sensible practices. It is good to remember that those with flu symptoms are dispensed from their Sunday obligation to attend Mass. Those who are confined to home when ill can honour the Lord’s Day by praying along with the Mass broadcast by radio (for example, RTE Radio on Long Wave 252 Khz), or on some Sunday mornings RTE1 television broadcast Mass, or on parish webcams such as the Pro Cathedral via

Please note that all Ministers of the Eucharist use hand gels to sanitise their hands before distributing Holy Communion at Mass. In times of previous flu alerts the Health Service Executive stated: “Shaking hands while exchanging the ‘Sign of Peace’ involves a low risk of spreading the virus.” Here in Halston Street, many still feel uncomfortable about shaking hands at the Sign of Peace, but everyone is very welcome to wish others the Peace of Christ without hand contact (with a smile or a bow).



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Mass Times


Halston Street

Church Street

Daily Mass
(Monday to Friday)







6pm (vigil of Sunday)



12 noon

10am (Irish)




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Greek Catholic Community
Sunday 9:45am  

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Mass Bookings for Halston Street

At the Parish Pastoral Council meeting on 10 October, it was agreed that, as and from the first Sunday in Advent (27th November), the Saturday 6pm Mass and the Sunday noon Mass would both be shared Masses. It is hoped that this change will help facilitate the many families who wish to come to Halston Street to pray for special intentions or to remember the anniversaries their loved ones.

The first Saturday of the month will continue to be reserved for the Monthly Mass for Recently Deceased

Shared Mass cards are available from the Parish Office and at the weekend Masses. The Novena Masses for these Shared Masses are celebrated in Halston Street each month.

General Information

The priests of the parish and the Parish Pastoral Council wish you and your family peace.

The parish of St. Michan was constituted in 1096 making it one of the oldest parishes in the diocese. We are fortunate to be living in such an historic part of Dublin, the significance of which is often lost as we observe people coming and going on a daily basis as they commute to work from the suburbs.

There are two Catholic churches in our parish – the parish church of St. Michan (Halston Street) and the friary church of St. Mary of the Angels (Church Street). The parish is presently under the care of the Capuchin Franciscan Order.

Dublin Gospel Choir
7pm Mass in Church Street on the second and fourthSundays (no choir in January, July and August)

Miraculous Medal Devotions
Mondays in Halston Street Church immediately following daily Mass

Gospel Sharing
Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm in Halston Street

St. Anthony Devotions
Tuesdays at 7:30pm in Church Street Church

Holy Hour for Church Renewal
First Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Church Street – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Meditation, Evening Prayer and Benediction

Monthly Mass for Recently Deceased
First Saturday at 6pm in Halston Street Church

Secular Franciscan Order (SFO)
Wednesday after the second Sunday at 3pm and 7:30pm in Church Street

Padre Pio Devotions
Thursday after the third Sunday at 7:30pm in Church Street Church

Tour of St. Michan’s, Halston Street

Please contact the parish office if you would like to find out more about the parish or would like a tour of the church.
Copies of the History of the Parish available from the Parish at €12

Request for Certificates and
Family History Research

The parish holds the Baptismal, Confirmation and Marriage records for the following:

  • St. Michan's in Halston Street/North Anne Street
  • St. Paul's on Arran Quay
  • St. Mary of the Angels in Church Street
  • North Dublin Union

Complete the following form and return to the Parish Office for processing (Request a Certificate)

It is possible to pay online using one of these PayPal buttons and return the request by email to or return it by post to
Parish Office, St. Michan's Church, Halston Street, Dublin 7.

Ceremony took place between 1970 and today
For recent certificates (1970 to date), please select one of the options - either post or collection from the Parish Office
Ceremony took place before 1970
For older certificates (prior to 1970), please select one of the options - either post or collection from the Parish Office


Helpful links

George's Hill School Website

Presentation Primary School, George’s Hill is accepting application forms for enrolment for boys and girls in Junior Infants to First Class and girls in Second to Sixth Class for next September. For further information, phone 8733061.

St. Paul's (Brunner) Primary School

St. Paul's (Brunner) Secondary School

Please pray for Sean Devereux, Patrick (Paddy) Maguire, Elizabeth (Lily) McGurk (née Hickey) Patrick (Pat) Mooney, Moira Pender (nee Smith), Wayne Fitzsimons, David Branchflower, Angela (Nano) White, Noel (Chalky) Hughes, Christopher Cronan, Kathleen Foy, Cora Kearns, Ronald (Ron) Spratt, Joe Walker, Adele Murray, Molly Shine, Patrick (Pat) Lynch, Carmel McKinley (nee McDonnell), Peter Thornton, Mary Horrigan (nee Creegan), Martin Keogh, Anne Murphy, Teresa Sherry, Terence (Terry) Keogh, Rita Bokin (nee Lowry), Joseph Sutton, Michael Swords, Corinna Duggan Spratt, Laurence (Lar)Cramp, Peggy Sherry, James (Jimmy) Fennessy, Edward Power, Stephen Reilly, Charles (Maxie) McDonnell, James Murphy, Maria Maguire (nee Terry), John Lawlor, Fr. James Harrington OFM Cap, An t-Athair Piaras O'Duill OFM Cap, Rennie Cowman, Lily Mallin, Ann Keenan, Bridget Kavanagh (nee Reddy), Seamus (Shay) Stone, Ned Brien, Brendan Fletcher, Colm Monaghan, John Jolley, Ellen Barnwell (nee Sherry), Joseph (Joeboy) Donohoe, Kathleen Buckley (nee Regan), Monsignor Dermot Clarke, Fr. Fintan Morris Brian Smyth, Joan (Anne) Gumble (nee Fagan) Larry Downey, Thomas (Tommy) Gaffney Alphonsus (Alphy) Cox, Frank Dawson, Winifred (Winnie) Donohoe, Annie Darcy, Timothy (Timmy) Magee, Charlie Stone, Vera Parkes (nee McKevitt), Bernadette Halpin, Rita Maria Brophy, Brendan White who died recently.