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Sailor’s Haggard

Annual Memorial Mass will take place at the Sailor’s Haggard, Newtown on Wednesday 24th July at 7.00pm

in memory of all deceased members of the fishing community.

All welcome.

Ballybrown Weekday Masses  –  July  / August

With effect from Monday 15th July, weekday Masses in Ballybrown will revert to their regular summer schedule which is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10.30am each morning (unless a funeral is scheduled).

There will be no weekday Mass or Lay-Led Liturgy on Wednesdays in Ballybrown during the remainder of July/August.

We would offer a special word of thanks to Bishop John Noonan for his assistance in Ballybrown over the last two weeks.  It has been a great privilege for us as a parish and as individuals to have his presence and receive the gift of his ministry and gentle good humour.   We wish him a safe return to the U.S.  to resume care of his episcopal flock in Orlando Florida.

Ballybrown Church – Tuesday 9th July   

The funeral of Josephine (Josie) Lipper will take place in Ballybrown Church on Tuesday 9th July at 12 noon.  
May her gentle soul rest in peace.

The regular weekday Mass will be held beforehand, at the usual time of 10.30am,  visiting celebrant Bishop John Noonan presiding. 
We give thanks for his gracious and generous presence and ongoing assistance at this time.

(post date Monday 08/07/2024)

Weekday Mass in Ballybrown during First Week of July  

Mass will be celebrated in Ballybrown every morning during the week of Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July (unless a funeral is scheduled):-

Monday 1st July:  10.30am

Tuesday 2nd July:  10.30am

Wednesday 3rd July: 10.30am 

Thursday 4th July: 10.30am

Friday 5th July:  10.30am 

We welcome back and thank Bishop John Noonan of Orlando Florida who is on his summer break at home in Limerick with relatives.  Bishop Noonan will celebrate the Mass in Ballybrown on Wednesday 3rd July.

(post date Monday 01/07/2024)

Lay Led Liturgy – Ballybrown 

The weekly parish Lay Led Liturgy in Ballybrown on Wednesdays will not be held during the months of July and August.

(post date Friday 28/06/2024)

Day For Life 2024 – Sunday June 16th 

Day for Life Sunday is celebrated annually with a special message by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.  It is a day dedicated to raising awareness and reflecting upon the deep value and meaning of human life at every stage, and in every condition.  Celebrated this Sunday, 16 June, the message for Day for Life 2024 has as its theme: The Lord is my shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of Life… Read more

01 / 02 June 2024

– Red Hill School First Holy Communion –

Blessings and warmest wishes to the pupils from Red Hill School who received their First Holy Communion in Patrickswell Church this weekend.  This is not just a very special day for the families but also a celebration day for our whole faith community. 

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Wednesday May 29th

Wishing all the Confirmation Candidates of Patrickswell and Ballybrown National Schools

the very best on their special day as they receive

the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

We also remember their families and their teachers.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.

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Pentecost Message from Bishop Brendan Leahy  –  Click here

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For Our Exam Students –  follow this link.  

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Jubilee Year 2025 – News 

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Dignitas Infinita – On Human Dignity

Earlier this month, on 8 April, the Dicastery of the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican published a document entitled: ‘Dignitas Infinita, on Human Dignity’.

Welcoming the document, Bishop Kevin Doran (pictured in link below) of the Diocese of Elphin, and Chair of the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, said, “I welcome the publication by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith of a new document on human dignity, Dignitas Infinita.  This document makes it clear that human dignity is not something that is given or conceded by law, or something which a person can somehow ‘lose’.  Human dignity is inherent in the human nature of every person.

As the document states, ‘Every human person possesses an infinite dignity, inalienably grounded in his or her very being, which prevails in and beyond every circumstance, state, or situation the person may ever encounter.  This principle, which is fully recognisable even by reason alone, underlies the primacy of the human person and the protection of human rights.  In the light of Revelation, the Church resolutely reiterates and confirms the ontological dignity of the human person, created in the image and likeness of God and redeemed in Jesus Christ.’ ”

Bishop Doran continued, “Dignitas Infinita addresses a wide range of circumstances in which particular actions, or failures to act, by individuals or by the State, would contradict the dignity of a person or a whole group of persons.  These include sexual abuse, human trafficking, abortion, discrimination against migrants or people with disability and violence against women.”

Read Bishop Doran’s full statement here, and to read the ‘Dignitas Infinita, on Human Dignity’ document click here.

Lay Led Liturgy

Beginning Wednesday 17th April 2024 a Lay Led Liturgy will be held in Patrickswell and Ballybrown Churches once a week.  Details are as follows:-

Ballybrown:  Wednesday 17th April – Lay Led Liturgy at 10.30am (after the  Rosary).  No Morning Mass.

Patrickswell:  Thursday 18th April – Lay Led Liturgy at 9.30am.  No Morning Mass.

This arrangement will continue weekly until further notice.

Regular morning Mass-goers are encouraged to attend if possible, together with others who may wish to experience the lay-led liturgy.  If you would like to attend Mass on those days, a list of times available across the Pastoral Unit may be found under the Mass Times section of our website, or  click here

Bishop Brendan Leahy’s Easter Message 2024

Click here for Video available on Diocesan website