When John Henry Newman arrived in Dublin to set up the Catholic University of Ireland at the behest of the Irish bishops, he knew that the new venture would need a large space to serve as a chapel for religious exercises and public lectures. When several other efforts fell through, Newman purchased 87 Saint Stephen’s Green and with the assistance of architect John Hungerford Pollen designed a church to fill the garden beside the house.
Plan to join us in our celebration of his feast on October 8th (his feast day is Monday October 9th) after the 11am and 6:15pm masses. The University Church Singers and Newman Vocare Ensemble will be singing at both masses! Tea, coffee, and fellowship will follow both masses as well.