Sacred Heart Church
Sruleen, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin led the 25th anniversary Eucharistic celebration of the Consecration of the Sacred Heart Church at the 11 am Mass on Sunday June 9th. 2013.
The Early Years: The Church of the Sacred Heart was officially blessed and dedicated on March 20th 1988 by the then Archbishop of Dublin Most Rev. Desmond Connell. This ceremony marked Archbishop Desmond's first consecration of a Church as Archbishop of Dublin.
The early years of what was to become Sruleen Parish began with the arrival in Clondalkin of Fr. Brendan Kieran sscc in 1976. He was succeeded by Fr. Fintan Crotty sscc who arrived in 1980. Fr. Fintan purchased the land for the Church and school in 1982. From 1981 Masses were celebrated in Scoil Mhuire. Masses moved to the new school on its completion in 1984. In 1983 only six houses had been built in Willow Park and Willow Court. Fundraising was initiated by Fr. Fintan and the Parish Council for the building of the new Church which was eventaully realised in 1988. Fr. Fintan was officially appointed Parish Priest of the new parish of Sruleen on February 21st. 1990.