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Welcome to Patrickswell Ballybrown Parish Website

Whoever you may be…
A regular parishioner who feels truly at home here… A member of the Parish who hasn’t been here for a long while…
A visitor attending a Baptism, Wedding, Funeral, Confirmation or First Holy Communion… A visitor to the area staying with family or friends…
A fellow Christian seeking an oasis of welcome and prayer… A fellow human in search of hope, healing or consolation…
And perhaps, like most of us here, looking for Acceptance…  Support…  Understanding…  Compassion…  and Community…
Welcome!    Fáilte!

UPDATES:

November Remembrance Resources

In the current times, with restricted access to churches, Limerick Diocese is offering a template for use as a way of remembering our dead during November 2020.  Pausing at this time of year, in the month of November, and remembering and honouring our loved ones who have gone before us, is a traditional rite in Irish Catholic life.  Please feel free to use and adapt the rituals contained in this brief Remembrance Resources booklet prepared by the Diocese, as a means for remembering (on your own, or as part of a family or group), the dead of the Diocese.

You may also find this Cemetery Rituals handout a helpful way to remember and honour loved ones during a visit to their grave.

Update 31st October 2020

Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls

From 12 noon on the 1st November to 2nd November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s Intentions can gain one Plenary Indulgence.

Act of Spiritual Confession – A personal Act of Contrition will fulfil the obligation to go to Confession at this time.

Any of the Faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain one Plenary Indulgence per day from 1st November to 8th November.

Update 30th October 2020

Level 5 Restrictions

With Level 5 Restrictions now in place for the next six weeks Parish Masses will continue to be broadcast online only.  Click HERE for the live stream via our webcam in Patrickswell church.  Public celebration of Mass is limited to funerals and weddings. The maximum number for both is 25 persons.

Our churches remain open for quiet and personal prayer at the times below:

Ballybrown: 11.00am to 4.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Patrickswell: 11.00am to 4.00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Other Covid-19 Parish updates click HERE.

Please refer also to our online newsletter HERE for more information over the coming days and weeks.

Update 21st October 2020

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
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 at least 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.

Amen.

A Prayer Labyrinth

……. is an external aid to prayer which emerged in Christian prayer during the Middle Ages. The most famous example of a Christian labyrinth intended for prayer is the stone labyrinth inlaid on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France.  However we need go no further than our near neighbour Milford Parish Church in Castletroy to find an example of a Outdoors prayer labyrinth.  It can also be in the form of a simple Finger Labyrinth seen below.  Since a prayer labyrinth is an external aid to prayer, we can use it to help with forms of prayer that are already familiar to us like the Rosary.

Further information on how to pray using a labyrinth is available from the Diocese of Limerick HERE.