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Ballinteer Parish is part of the Pastoral Area of Ballinteer, Meadowbrook and Dundrum. Fr Liam Belton P.P. is Moderator of all three Parishes.

St John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer Avenue , Dublin 16, is located between the Applegreen Service Station and the SuperValu Shopping Centre and it is approximately 1/2 mile from the main entrance to the beautiful Marlay Park.   Directions & Map

There are a number of particular Church Services & Life Events which centre on the parish.


We have a Baptism Team who organise baptism in our parish.
Baptisms take place on the first and last Sundays of each month after the Sunday 12:30 p.m. Mass. Calendar of dates for Baptism
There is a preparation meeting beforehand and this takes place for one hour, usually during the last week of the month prior to the baptism. Dates, and forms for booking baptisms and preparation meetings are available by clicking on the links below, and also from the sacristy or Parish Office.

NOTE: It is very important to complete and return the two forms (the Baptism Form & the Baptism Form Privacy Statement) together with a copy of your child's Civil Birth Certificate.

You must give at least one month's notice and before forwarding please contact the Parish Office to confirm availability on the date required as there are a limited number of places available each month.

Baptisms may be viewed via the WebCam on the parish website. You may let those who cannot attend on the day know that they can see the baptism live on the parish WebCam.

Use the links below to print a baptism request form, to see the schedule of baptism dates, or to print a baptism certificate request form.

Baptismal font

Baptism request form (PDF)

Calendar of dates for Baptism

Baptism Certificate Request (PDF for download and print)

Baptism Certificates are issued in the Parish Office between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Parish Office may be contacted during these hours at 01-499 4203.

First Communion

In 2020, children will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 23rd May, 2020.   The children's First Confessions are usually heard a few weeks beforehand.

First Communions are usually organised through the child's school at the age of about eight years when they are in 2nd class.


The sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Saturday 21st March, 2020.  As with First Communion, Confirmation is usually organised through the child's school.

Easter Sunday

The date for Easter Sunday is 12th April, 2020.


There are numerous regulations, both Church and State, to be complied with in arranging a wedding. In the first instance you should talk to Fr Liam Belton, P.P., Moderator, Tel: 494 4448 / 499 4203. A minimum of three months' notice is required. Six months' notice is required if either party is under 18 years old.

Marriage ceremonies may be viewed via the WebCam on the parish website.

Click Here to see a more detailed page on weddings in our parish plus some very good pre-marriage sites


The Funeral Team was set up to assist the parish by visiting the families and helping them to prepare the liturgy. The team are also present on the morning of the funeral, and to be available, if needed, to go to the Crematorium or Cemetery.
The priests of the parish will assist with the arrangements for the funeral service.
Please contact the Parish Priest, Fr Liam Belton at 01-494 4448 or The Parish Office at 01-499 4203.
You may also call to the sacristy after Mass.
Most of the details regarding the burial / cremation can be made by the undertaker.

For those unable to attend, funeral ceremonies may be viewed via the WebCam on the parish website.

Sacrament for those Housebound

If you know anybody who is housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, please leave their contact details in the sacristy. For further details contact the Parish Office at 01 499 4203.

Mass for Special Intentions

If you wish to have a Mass celebrated for a special intention, please call into the sacristy after any Mass. If you require the mass to be said on a specific date or time, you should give as much notice as possible.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions: ON SATURDAYS: From 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. before the Vigil Mass, or by special request.


Eucharistic Adoration.
Adoration times are as follows:
- Monday 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: After 9:30 a.m. Mass until 1:00 p.m.

In addition to this we have Benediction after the 9:30 a.m. Mass on the First Friday of each month.

Come along between any of the above times and spend just one hour in the presence of Jesus.
For those who would like to have adoration in the afternoon, it is available in Meadowbrook from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The Perpetual Novena in honour of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal will be held at morning Mass each Monday and in the oratory on each Monday evening at 7:15 p.m. with rosary.