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Welcome to the Knocklyon Parish Website

The Parish was constituted on the 1st October 1974. The Roman Catholic Parish of Knocklyon is an active and vibrant Christian community.

Iona Pastrol Centre

The Iona Centre is the pastoral centre of the parish. The official opening ceremony took place in June 2000, presided over by Bishop Eamonn Walsh.

St. Colmcille Church

The Parish was constituted on the 1st October 1974. The Roman Catholic Parish of Knocklyon is an active and vibrant Christian community.



You are very welcome to our website


Our daily 10.00 AM mass from our church can be viewed here.


Service of Remembrance 19.11.2020 at 8pm


Returning to public celebration of Mass


Video Guide - Please click here


Dear Parishioners of Knocklyon, 


Returning to public celebration of Mass

  1. Mass resumes at 10am on Tuesday 1st of December. So, from Tuesday 1st of December mass will be celebrated at 10am in the church. And this will be our weekday schedule for mass - Monday to Saturday 10am mass only. At present there will be no evening mass during the week. Over the weekend - beginning with Saturday the 5th of December we will have a 7pm evening mass, and on Sundays beginning with the 6th of December we will have three masses: 9am,10am and 12 noon.
  2. The Church is divided into two pods and each pod can hold 50 people at each time so please consider a weekday, to come to mass. And please use the separate entrance and exist dedicated to each pod, and please don’t cross over from side of the church to the other during mass, before mass or at the end of mass. Pod one will be on the Supervalu side, so people come in through the Supervalu door and stay in that pod all through the mass and exit through Supervalu side. The second pod can be entered through the main door or the presbytery door. So if you stay in one or the other section before, after or during the mass that will help us greatly.
  3. Please note that the obligation to attend mass on Sundays and holidays is dispensed during this time.
  4. The 10am mass every day will continue to be available on the link on our Parish website as usual. So, we will encourage as many of you to continue to attend mass online.
  5. As you come to church do your best not to block the doors entering and leaving the church.
  6. Do your best to respect physical distancing. Please keep a safe distance (2 metres) from one another when, entering the church, sitting, approaching for holy communion, and leaving the church. Two meters equals to 4 empty seats, between households there has to be at least 4 empty seats in the church. When you come into the church, those who come a little bit early, if they would try to take seats that are closer to the wall or closer inside the benches, so that those who are coming late wouldn’t have a problem finding a place to sit.
  7. Please use the hand sanitisers available on entry and exiting the church.
  8. Both the framework Document and the HSE instructions affirm clearly that face masks should be worn by all in the church. 
  9. Please follow floor and seat markings.
  10. Communion will ONLY be given on the hand.
  11. Please leave patiently and promptly after Mass.
  12. Try to keep the lighting of candles at shrines to private visits to our Church when it is open at times other than for Mass. Remember that hand sanitiser can be flammable, so ensure your hands are completely dry before lighting candles.
  13. To minimize physical contact with furniture we encourage you to either sit or stand during the celebration of Mass and avoid kneeling dawn for the time being.
  14. Please make your donations to the collection on your way into the church or alternatively use the envelops at the back of the church or the Donate button on our parish Website knocklyonparish.ie . For any of you finding it difficult to use the donate button on the website we have organized a donation help button close to the donate button which will take you through the process.
  15. The Parish office is open as normal.
  16. We have committees in place, and we are planning to accomplish this return to church and comply with all the regulations with regard to public health and safety.

We pray for all who are sick in our Parish and we remember all who have died during the lockdown and the bereaved. Thank you for your understanding and for all your support at this difficult time.






St Vincent De Paul monthly collection, Please press Donate  Button or contact 0818176176


Please advise them you want to donate to St Colmcille's Parish Knocklyon. Thank you.



If you are feeling isolated or lonely, perhaps because of Level 5 restrictions or bereavement, and would like to simply have a conversation with someone, you are invited to give your name and phone number to the presbytery/parish office. A volunteer from the parish, who is trained and experienced in spiritual accompaniment and bereavement support, will then phone you for a chat.

You can leave your details (name & phone number) by phoning the parish office or by emailing knocklyonparish@gmail.com.

These numbers are also on the parish website, www.knocklyonparish.ie



COVID-19 Support Lines for Older People


ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.

The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


Senior Line

If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning Senior Line.  We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people. We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm.  We are older people too, trained to listen and support.  We would love to hear from you.  Freefone 1800 80 45 91


YCD Connected Group


The Young Church Dublin have started a connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) to gather online. We meet every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm. We will have  time of catch up, reflection on Scripture, chat in small discussion groups and  enjoy time in prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. If you would like to  join us email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie


Teen Hope Online


We are launching Teen Hope Online. Teen Hope is a space where teens can be themselves – a pressure free zone. It is a space where through fun and engaging activities you can build friendships, and encounter an experience of welcome, belonging and discipleship. While we physically cannot gather due to Covid 19, the Young Church Dublin is offering the Alpha Youth Series online as a way to reach out to Teens during this time.  For more information email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie


Parish Team

We are currently advertising for the post of Parish Sacristan. Please see our vacancies page for more details.




Upcoming Funerals at St. Colmcilles's Church

Funeral Mass of Jacinta Donnelly

Date & Time: Wednesday 25th November 11 am

Click to see this funeral mass


Latest News & Events

Adult Education 2020
Tuesday 27th October, 2020

Adult Education 2020

St Colmcille's Community School - Adult Education 2020
Online classes commence on 02 Nov 2020. 
Details on downloadable pdf.

Knocklyon News
Monday 23rd March, 2020

Knocklyon News

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will not be possible to print and distribute the paper edition of the Knocklyon News. However, the magazine is available under the News Menu on this site. Go to Knocklyon News

St. Colmcille’s Parish Office
Tuesday 10th July, 2018

St. Colmcille’s Parish Office

St. Colmcille’s Parish Office: Tel. 01 494 1204; Email: knocklyonparish@gmail.com Mon – Thursday: 9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri. 9.30 a.m. – 3 p.m.



More Information about Knocklyon

Knocklyon Parish Schools

You can find all the details about the schools in our parish and their full details here. St. Colmcille's JNS, St. Colmcille's JNS, St. Colmcille's Community School & Gealscoil Chnoc Liamhna

Iona Pastrol Centre

The Iona Centre is the pastoral centre of the parish. The main purpose of the Centre is to accommodate the meetings and workings of the numerous parish committee and groups, to facilitate appropriate courses/programmes to meet the needs in the area, and to rent out accommodation for external conferences and seminars.

About our Parish

Review the list of Knocklyon Parish and Community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information. If you would like your community group, club or service to appear on our website please contact the Parish Office.

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