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Today’s Mass Readings
Sunday Mass Readings
Thought for the Day
Saint of the Day
Patrickswell: Tuesday 21st March from 7.30pm to 8.30pm during Adoration.
Raheen: Friday 24th and 31st March from 7.30pm to 8.30pm during Adoration.
Ballybrown: Monday March 27th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
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Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Lent has three pillars – prayer, fasting and almsgiving. I would like to invite you to focus this year in particular on prayer…… Read more
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION for LENT – PATRICKSWELL CHURCH
Extra Eucharistic Adoration for Lent will take place in Patrickswell Church on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm starting Tuesday 21st February (day before Ash Wednesday) and thereafter for the following five Tuesday nights,
‘Can you watch one hour with Jesus’.
Full details click here
Farewell Fr. Michael Irwin SSC (1936-2022)
Many parishioners in Patrickswell and Ballybrown well remember Fr. Michael Irwin, our curate for a brief period in the 2000s, and were saddened to learn of his recent death in the week before this Christmas just gone. May he rest in peace.
We welcomed Fr. Irwin as curate to our Parish of Patrickswell-Ballybrown in September 2004 when he took over from Fr. Brendan Murphy who was appointed Parish Priest of Feenagh-Kilmeedy after serving for fourteen years in Ballybrown. Fr. Irwin’s time amongst us was only two years before he was called in September 2006 to move back along the road to the Parish of Kilcornan. On his retirement in 2016 he continued to help out around the Diocese and made several visits to our parish during that time to celebrate Mass and renew old acquaintances. Fr. Irwin was a quiet, unassuming and very religious man, remembered with great affection by all who knew him. We extend our sincere condolences on his recent death to his large extended family and to his many confreres in the Columban Fathers. He will be sadly missed too by Bishop Brendan Leahy and the priests and religious of the Diocese of Limerick as well as the parishioners of the many parishes in which he ministered.
The Month’s Mind Mass for Fr. Irwin will be celebrated on 20th January at 7.00pm in Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick eircode V94 KV26
“Ar dheis De go raibh anam uasal”
More about Fr Irwin at the following links:-
Columban Missionaries Obituary
A Fond Farewell to Fr. Irwin (Ballybrown Journal 2006, by kind permission)
Funeral Homily 24 December 2022 by Fr. Luis (Alo) Connaughton SSC
Statement from Diocese of Limerick on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Obituary: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
With sadness in our hearts and total submission to the Will of God, we announce the death of Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI at Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, Vatican City. May the Angels lead him to Paradise.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen!
Appeal from Pope Francis on the Worsening Situation in Ukraine
My heart aches greatly at the worsening situation in Ukraine…
I would like to appeal to everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God’s weapons, with prayer and fasting.
I invite everyone to make Wednesday next 2nd March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace. I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May our Blessed Mother Mary, the Queen of Peace, preserve the world from the madness of war.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come now spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Praying for the people of Creeslough
We pray for all who have been affected by the great tragedy in Creeslough in Donegal on 7th October 2022. We pray especially for all who have lost their lives and all who have been injured and we pray too for their families and all in the surrounding community. We remember the emergency services who worked untiringly and we ask God to be close to all at this time of great need and suffering.
A Prayer to Our Lady in Covid Times
A Prayer Labyrinth
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