Masses in honour of Saint Josemaría

26th June is the anniversary of the death of the Founder of Opus Dei in 1975. Public Masses will be celebrated in several places in Ireland to mark the date.

Saint Josemaría was canonised in 2002 and his feast day is 26th June. Information about his life, and favours granted through his intercession, is online at

Principal Masses

To mark the occasion, Masses will be celebrated in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Kildare. Masses In Belfast and Derry will take place later, close to the date of his canonisation. Priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation half an hour before the beginning of each Mass.


Saturday 28 June 2008, 12.00 noon

Church of the Guardian Angels

Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock


Saturday 28 June 2008, 12.00 noon

Church of the Real Presence

Curraheen Road, Bishopstown


Thursday 26 June 2008, 8pm

St Paul’s Church



Thursday 26 June 2008, 8pm

Church of St John the Apostle



Wednesday 2 July 2008, 7.30pm

Church of St Joseph



Saturday 5 July 2008, 11am

White Abbey

Kildare Town


Saturday 27 September 2008, 10.30am

Church of St Brigid

Derryvolgie Avenue


Friday 26 September 2008, 7.30pm

Church of our Lady of Lourdes


For more details about these Masses, and those elsewhere, see the website about Saint Josemaría Escrivá.

Further information can be obtained from Paul Harman at (tel: 01 661 4949).