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The National Shrine of St. Pio

St. Mary of the Angels Capuchin Church contains the National Shrine of St. Pio – or Padre Pio, as he is more affectionately known.

The Church and Shrine are operated by the Capuchin Friars.The Church and Shrine continue to be a place of prayer, devotion, and mercy. It is not a parish church and so serves as a particular center of evangelisation and popular piety. The Capuchin friars minister to the people, hearing confessions and celebrating Mass.

Every Tuesday people devoted to St Anthony visit the Shrine, confess, and participate in Masses devoted to St Anthony. And on the third Thursday of each month, the devout gather to participate in the Monthly devotions to Padre Pio.

Opening Hours

The church is open daily for private prayer and reflection.

Mon - Fri:  7am - 08.30pm
(Church closes after 7:30pm Mass and, where scheduled, the Novena)
Saturday:  8am - 4pm
Sunday:     8am - 4pm

Bank Holidays and Holydays of Obligation: tbc – details to follow

Please Note – the Friars are at Prayer each day between 7am - 8am,
12 - 1pm and 5pm - 6pm.
The Friary doorbell at 142 Church Street and the telephone will not be answered between these hours.
You can leave a voicemail message to (01) 873 0599


Mass Times

Sunday: 9am, 11:30am, 7pm

Monday: 8am & 7:30pm

Tuesday: 8am & 7:30pm

Wednesday: 8am & 7:30pm

Thursday: 8am & 7:30pm

Friday: 8am & 7:30pm

Saturday: 8am & 7:30pm


For your daily transgressions, humble yourself, humble yourself, always humble yourself” 
St. Padre Pio 

In his words

Do not allow the sad spectacle of human injustice to disturb your soul 

(Padre Pio) 

Mission & Ministry

Almost 50 years ago, the Irish Centre for Padre Pio was founded in Ireland and has been steadily growing during this time to become one of the main contact points in the English-Speaking world for Padre Pio devotes and newcomers to this beloved Saint. Officially recognised by the Holy See, through the affiliation with the Shrine of St. Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, the Irish Centre continues to spread the message of the life, wounds, sufferings, words and works of Padre Pio.

The Irish Centre for Padre Pio has a long and faith-filled history spanning five decades of devotion, work, spiritual guidance, and divine intervention in Ireland, having been founded just over 50 years ago. From its humble beginning as a simple parish Holy Hour back in 1968, the Irish Centre has grown into the premier destination for devotees of Padre Pio in the wider English-Speaking world today. In addition to welcoming newcomers of this beloved Saint, we also providing invaluable links with the remnant faithful through the provision of literature, both old and new; supporting faith programmes to the Padre Pio Prayer Groups; and arrange both National and International Pilgrimages as we continue to breathe new life into Padre Pio’s mission of mercy.

The Capuchin Franciscan Friars

The Capuchin Franciscan Friars, work in a spirit of support and service to the National Shrine of St. Pio, bringing the Joy of the Gospel to all they meet. They aim to share their gifts of compassion, prayer, and mediation with all those who visit the Shrine. In joy, and in the Spirit of St. Francis, they mirror Padre Pio of Pietrelcina who devoted his life in a Spirit of love and service to all, so as to receive Christ fully into his heart. And, inspired by Padre Pio, we centre our lives on the Eucharist, on mediation and on prayer, in a joy-filled service to our brothers and sisters.

A Capuchin Friar is available during the Opening Times of the Irish Centre for Blessing with the Padre Pio Glove, and for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


The road to perfection is long, as long as one’s lifetime

Padre Pio


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