Mass Schedule – Please note that the maximum capacity of Ss Mary & Laurence church is 50.
All masses are broadcast on Parish Radio 107fm and live streamed on the Parish Facebook page
Welcome to The Church of Ss Mary & Laurence in Crookstown
The first church at Crookstown was of cruciform shape and served this parish for close to 140 years. It was in this original church that Cardinal Paul Cullen, who was born in the parish of Narraghmore, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 197 children on August 7th, 1854. This church was later turned into a school and until 2014, when work was begun on a new school building, the remains of this church served as the ‘Little Theatre’.
The current church was built between the years 1860 and 1867 when Rev Eugene Clarke was parish priest. Mass was said in 1864 before the church was completed. The bell in the tower was first rung on All Hallow’s Eve – Halloween – in 1867. The church was built by direct labour for £1,500. Behind the high altar one of the stained glass windows has a representation of Cardinal Cullen with the inscription: ‘Sacred to the memory of Cardinal Paul Cullen, born in this parish on the 29th of April 1803, died 24th October 1878.
Fr Clarke also presided over the construction of the Parochial House in Crookstown between 1857 and 1858.
St Laurence O’Toole, who is co-patron of the parish and of the Archdiocese of Dublin, was also born in this area.
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- Churches Open for Private Prayer
CHURCHES RE-OPENING FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
St Ita’s, Kilmead, Ss Mary & Laurence, Crookstown & Church of the Most Blessed Trinity, Moone
will be re-open for private prayer from Monday, 8th June, times will vary so please check locally.
Following HSE guidelines, a number of restrictions will be in place – a one-way system is in operation enter by one door exit by another door. There is directional signage, please follow them.
A section of the church will be opened allowing private prayer and access to shrines to light a candle.
Hand sanitisers are installed at all the doors-please use them.
Please respect social distancing.
The churches will be open for public Mass after 29th June