Welcome to the Sruleen Parish website!
Sruleen is an area in West Dublin bounded by the original parish of Clondalkin, the N7 and the river Camac from which the parish gets its name (little stream).
The land for the parish was purchased as early as 1977 but only formally became a parish of the Dublin Diocese in 1991. The first PP of the parish was Fr Fintan Crotty SSCC. Sruleen has matured over the years and today the parish boasts a population of over 2000 households some of whom are recently arrived immigrants. The parishioners are very active with a parish pastoral council and various ministry groups meeting on a regular basis. The parish priest is Fr Michael Ruddy SSCC and he is assisted by the parish curate Fr Pearse Mullen SSCC and Sr. Margaret Cahill FMA as Parish Sister. Fr Eamon Aylward SSCC is in residence.
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts
The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts was founded in 1800 in Paris, France. Its charism is based on God's unconditional love for every human being, symbolised in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and echoed in the heart of Mary his mother.
In the Irish English Province we have communities in London, Dublin and the borders areas of Cavan/Monaghan involved in pastoral apostolates including parishes, schools, hospice and retreat work. Our sscc sisters are part of a Northern European sector or region and also have connections with France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
One of the best known members of our Congregation is St Damien, known as the leper priest of Molokai who selflessly gave his life to working with the outcasts of his time. He was canonised by Pope Benedict in 2009. His co-worker, a Franciscan sister named Sr Marianne Cope, was canonised by Pope Benedict in October 2012.
Today the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts continues to contemplate
live and proclaim God's compassionate love in today's society.