The blessing of throats wil take place all day to commemorate the feast of St Blaise. For more information click here.
Saturday, February 10th 2018
The celebration of St. Valentine will take place on Saturday, February 10th. The celebration will be marked with special Masses at 11.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. and will include the blessing of rings. For more details, click here.
Our Lady of Lourdes,
Sunday, February 11th 2018
The annointing of the sick will be celebrated at the 4.00 p.m. Mass to mark the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. For more details, click here.
Novena of Grace,
Sunday, March 4th - Monday, March 12th, 2018
The Novena of Grace will be celebrated this year with Mass at 3.00 p.m. on weekdays, and 4.00 p.m. on Sundays. The homilist wil be Fr Kevin O'Rourke, SJ. For more details, click here.
The Feastday of
Saturday February 10th, 2018.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE FACT THAT ASH WEDNESDAY FALLS ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14th, the CELEBRATION OF ST. VALENTINE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10th THIS YEAR.***
Whitefriar Street Church has had a long association with St. Valentine. This is largely due to the fact that his relics reside in the church. Every day, throughout the year, people come to his shrine to ask for his intercession, guidance and protection.
This year, due to the fact that Ash Wednesday takes place on Wednesday February 14th, the celebration of St. Valentine will take place on Saturday February 10th. To mark the feast in Whitefriar Street Church, there will be two special Masses celebrated at 11.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m., and the Mass will included the blessing of rings. The homilist will be Father Bernard Murphy of the Whitefriar Street Carmelite Community
If you would like to know more about the history of St. Valentine and Whitefriar Street Church, please click here.
To hear the RTE radio broadcast discussing the Shrine of St. Valentine, click here.
Fr. Brian McKay, the Prior of Whitefriar Street, was also interviewed by the Catholic News Service, to see this video click here.