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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!

LATEST UPDATES

EXAMS 2022 – YES, I CAN!

On Saturday evening 4th June in Patrickswell Church at 6.30pm and in Ballybrown Church at 8.00pm Masses, we will especially remember all those taking exams.  A Prayer Card will be available and we will remember at each Mass all taking exams at this time.  If free, you are especially welcome to attend.

Fr. Mike

Prayer before Exams 2022

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.

(Date: 24/02/2022)

Safeguarding Newsletter – Diocese of Limerick – Winter 2021

SAFEGUARDING ADULTS WHO MAY BE VULNERABLE

Letter from Bishop Leahy:

The Church has a long tradition of caring for the vulnerable in society. Many Religious Congregations were established to care for the elderly, the sick, the vulnerable and the poor. We should be proud of what is good in that tradition.  However, we also need to learn from the times when people and services were not person-centred in their approach and people were not treated with respect and dignity…. Read more..

From 22nd October:

Further to the Government announcement on Tuesday last regarding Covid-19 restrictions the current venue capacity of 50% for Places of Worship will change from Friday 22nd October when:

religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”.

This is a very positive measure, however it is imperative that all other Covid-19 protective measures remain in place in order to protect all members of our communities/congregations. 

Premises should be well ventilated, hand sanitiser should be provided, Places of Worship should continue to use separate entry and exit routes, and face masks should be worn.

Congregations should be encouraged to spread out as much as possible when attending Places of Worship and those experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms should not attend attend.

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 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.

Amen.

A Prayer to Our Lady in Covid Times

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The Year Of Saint Joseph

8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021

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A Prayer Labyrinth

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