20th January 2019

Today we welcome Canon John O’Shea from our Pastoral Unit to celebrate the 10.00am Mass in Ballybrown.

The Wedding Feast at Cana:  The Bible has many different metaphors for the relationship in intimate love between God and his people.  Covenant is one.  Father and Child is another.  In the New Testament, vine and branches is a third, but beginning with the prophet Hosea, one of the more beautiful ways of describing the relationship between God and his people is that of marriage.  It is the description used by the prophet Isaiah in today’s First Reading.  As the bridegroom rejoices in his bride, so God rejoices in his people.  It is a popular image in the New Testament.  The image of marriage parallels the mission of Jesus: that of the wedding is a powerful symbol of our own baptismal journey; of the Church as the bride of Christ; and of Heaven as a wedding feast.


Annual Collection for Limerick Social Services Centre this weekend at all Masses. Their staff and volunteers provide a wide variety of social activities on behalf of individuals, families and communities.  These activities include Counselling which offers access to qualified counsellors, Early Years Service with crêche and preschool, Child and Family Service and an Older Persons’ Service. 

Once again Limerick Social Services Centre are requesting your generous help which enables them to continue to respond in creative ways to emerging needs.

45 Drive in Aid of Donie LaneDonie is one of our very loyal members and we would like to support him on Thursday 24th January at 8.30pm in Ballybrown/Clarina Community Resource Centre.  All are welcome, please bring a friend!!!      Extra spot prizes on the night.



2019 Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme supports the owners and custodians of protected structures in every Local Authority area across the country in 2019.  Details of the schemes and how to apply are available on all Local authority websites and the Department’s website.  See Deadline for applications is 31st January 2019.

Pop Up Museum: In association with Mungret Heritage, Limerick City and County Museum are visiting Mungret-Saint Paul’s GAA Community Centre on this Sunday January 20th from 12 Noon to 4.00 pm to put on display artefacts from the area.  You are very welcome to join us and admission is free.

Easter Pilgrimage Fatima and Lisbon ex Dublin (last remaining seats) for Feast Day of Saint Anthony 9th June to 14th June 2019.  Full Board €675 pps, single supplement €32.  Contact James Treacy 061 921470.

Rome/San Giovanni 15th April – 22nd April / Easter 2019 with Papal Ceremonies in Rome for Easter period.  Seven (7) nights €995 pps.  Payments may be made in instalments.  Contact James Treacy on 061 921470.

Do This In Memory 2018-2019: We look forward to welcoming the children  of 2nd Class and their families from Ballybrown School to Mass on Saturday next 26th January at 8.00pm and from Patrickswell School  to Mass on Sunday 27th January at 11.30am.

Mass Intentions


Sat 19th Paddy and Nora Foster; Maura Gavin; Paddy Byrnes.

Sun 20th Tommy Conway; Paddy  Byrnes; Claire and Seamus O’Shaughnessy.


Sat 19th Tom Hallinan.

Sun 20th Donie Moroney.           



Patrickswell: 9.30am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30pm.

Sunday   11.30am.

Adoration:  Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and on Saturday from 8.00am to 12 Noon.

Baptisms: 2nd and 4th weekends of the month on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering Tuesday 12th February in Church Meeting Room at 7.30pm.

Ballybrown:  9.30am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday: Adoration from 7.00pm to 8.00pm followed by Mass at 8.00pm.

Saturday Vigil Mass  8.00pm.

Sunday 10.00am

Baptisms: 1st and 3rd weekends of the month on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering is Monday 18th February at 7.30pm in the Church.

Baptisms to be booked one month in advance with Parish Office.

Please give one month’s notice when booking a Baptism.

Parish Contacts

Fr Mike Cussen Tel: 061 353711  Mobile 087 1279015

Parish Office: 061 353454

Parish Administrator:  Pauline Twomey

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm.


Parish Website:

Offertory Collection Last Weekend: €1,653.40.   

Crib Collection for Sister Bride Counihan: €830.00

Thank you for your generosity.