Providence was at work in bringing the Vincentians and Phibsboro together. Having initially been offered the little chapel of St. Peter’s, Phibsboro in 1833 as they were starting out, the offer was subsequently withdrawn by the Parish Priest of St. Paul’s to which St Peter’s was annexed at the time.
In 1838, he passed away and the church was again offered to the Vincentians. Even though their workload was already heavy and the little chapel came burdened with debts, a school which had been condemned, no grants and a little orphanage, the Vincentians decided to accept the church as it meant that could begin to start giving missions.
During this age of great oration, the missioners adopted a simple preaching style as advocated by St. Vincent de Paul. They never referred to their preaching as sermons, rather instructions or lessons on the Catechism. People flocked to Phibsboro and bit by bit an area which had been known to the authorities responsible for peace and order as a home for people of crime and lawlessness slowly changed for the better.
8:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am
2:15pm – 1st Sunday of each month – (African Community)
4:00pm (2nd Sunday of every month Indian Community Syro-Malabar Rite)
Holy Days of Obligation
7:00pm (Monday – except bank holidays) followed by Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Immediately after 10.30am Mass and at Parish Office by request
Tuesday – Friday
11.00am – 12.00 noon
4.00-6.00pm (except 2nd Sunday of the month)
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