Firhouse Parish

Parish Contacts

Parish Priest

Fr Peter Reilly

Presbytery 1

1 Ballycullen Avenue

Firhouse  Dublin 24

Phone: (01) 4599855

Mobile in case of emergencies:

087 9746831



Hugh McCahill

Parish Secretary

Jackie Martin

Assistant to Secretary 

Ann Murphy

Parish Office

Ballycullen Avenue, Firhouse, Dublin 24.

Monday - Friday

9.30.a.m. - 4.00.p.m.

Phone: (01) 4524702



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2018 Past Events                                         for 2017 Past Events (click here)                        



January 2018 - The "Alpha" Course


The Alpha Course began on Monday, 22nd January 2018, at 7.45.p.m. in the newly refurbished Resource Room at the back of our church building.  This course, which continues, is for adults from Firhouse, Knocklyon and beyond.  Alpha is a series of weekly events that explores some of the basic truths of the Christian faith - "Who is Jesus?", "Why Did Jesus Die?", and "Does God Heal today?"  Alpha is relaxed, non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun.  It runs in 169 countries.  Over 20,000 have attended Alpha in Ireland and millions have attended worldwide.  Have you ever wanted to take a little time out to explore the meaning of your life?  Or asked questions about the Christian faith?  Or maybe you’re just curious about what it’s all about. Alpha may be tailor made for you.  It is an ideal course for spiritual renewal to help adults make the transition from faith learned as a child, to a vibrant, active, adult Christian faith for today. 

If  you would like to join a future Alpha, checkout the parish website: from time to time.                                                                                                                                                                                            



February 2018 - "Yes to Life"  


Yes to Life visits Firhouse - On Monday evening 20th February two representatives of  “Yes to Life” gave a really good interesting presentation, lots of accurate information, clear compassionate answers to hard questions, and a strategy and free materials to help defend the lives of mothers and babies.  The event, in the room at the back of the church, was not well attended but those who were there were enthusiastic and found the event very enlightening.  Perhaps you will be hearing from them in the near future - there is a lot at stake.


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February 2018 - Lip Sync Battle


This was an amazing event thanks to the very hard work of our fundraising committee and its many helpers!  It took place in the City West Hotel on Saturday 24th February, 2018, starting at 8.00.p.m.  It was a great fun night for all who took part and for all who attended in support.  The professionalism of  M.C. Ronan Collins added an extra dimension to the event as the various acts performed (mimed) very popular songs with such seamless synchronisation that it really appeared that they were singing live.  If there had been an award for courage it would surely have gone to Max, the gardener, whose moustache and beard were in hilarious contrast to the risque costume he wore to perform a typically energetic Tina Turner song.  It was indeed a great night's entertainment for all of the very large attendance, as well as having an additional community-building dimension.  It is worth remembering too that proceeds from this novel fundraiser are being shared between Firhouse Church Refurbishment Fund, Pieta House and Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross and Blackrock, - worthy causes indeed.  The fact that a bus was provided to take people to Citywest and back, making it safe for those who attended to enjoy a drink, was thoughtful and, no doubt, contributed to the size of the audience.  The winning performers, a group entitled "The Spice Girls" won the Brian Murphy perpetual trophy.  Our sincere thanks to the organisers, performers, chief sponsor - Super Valu Firhouse - and everyone who attended and bought tickets. 



Lenten Reflection ("Lectio Divina")  There was a Lenten service with quiet prayer time and some shared scripture readings and reflections on Monday nights during Lent.  This took place in the meeting room behind the altar in the church, from 8.00.p.m. to 9.00.p.m. each Monday.  Lectio Divina is a simple easy spiritual exercise for a group where we:


(a) read, listen to and reflect on a text from God's Word in scripture


(b) perhaps share with the group whatever strikes us from the text, but even if we are not be inspired by what strikes others


(c) consider what the text meant for Jesus' disciples and listeners 2,000 years ago, and


(d) consider how it might apply to our lives today. 


We hope those who attended each week found it beneficial.  We think they did.