28 October 2018

Message from Bishop Brendan Leahy

I write now to let you know that your parish will be part of a Pastoral Unit, that will comprise of the parishes of St. Paul’s, Mungret, Raheen and Crecora, Patrickswell and Ballybrown. The following priests will be co-parish priests of all  these parishes, that is, they will together exercise their pastoral ministry as a team throughout all the parishes: Canon John O’Shea, Fr. Richard Davern, Fr. Noel Murphy and Fr. Mike Cussen.  You will see these priests celebrate Mass in each of the churches.  Fr. Mike Cussen will be the Moderator of the Team.  Fr.  Robin Thomas will continue as Chaplain to the Syro-Malabar Community but will also assist in the Pastoral Unit.  Frs. Éamonn Fitzgibbon, Eamon Purcell and Mgr. Michael Lane will also be helping out.  Each of the priests will continue to reside in the parish where they currently live.

Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls

  1. From 12 Noon on the 1st of November to 2nd November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intentions can gain one Plenary Indulgence.  Confessions may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November.
  2. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a Plenary Indulgence once per day from 1st to 8th November.

Purgatorial Offerings:  There will be special envelopes for the Purgatorial Offerings available in both churches for those not using the weekly envelopes.  Masses for the deceased are offered on First Fridays and other times throughout the year.

Hallowe’en Night Wednesday 31st October

The Community Alert Committee will be on patrol from 4.30pm in various places throughout the parish on Wednesday 31st.  As an aid to help avoid anti-social behaviour on the night, we are requesting that, where possible,  householders would remove bins, flower pots etc., from around their front gates and walls.  We would also ask people to look out over the weekend for the elderly and those living alone.

We in Community Alert wish all parishioners a peaceful Hallowe’en.

Mass Intentions


Sun 28th Nancy Byrnes.

Thurs 1st Sean Doolan.

Sat 3rd Edmond and Nora O’Rourke; Tom and Damien Coughlan.

Sun 4th Margaret O’Reilly and Deceased members of the Davoren family.


Patrickswell NS Parents’ Association Church Gate Collection will be held on the weekend of Saturday 3rd November and Sunday 4th November.  Please support us.

POP-UP MUSEUM: Limerick Museum will be “popping up” at Patrickswell Community Resource Centre from  1.30pm to 5.00 pm on Saturday, November 3rd.  The purpose is to engage people of all ages and walks of life in a reflection and conversation about the meaning of objects in our lives and histories.  All are welcome.

Annual Cemetery Prayers:

During November we especially remember our friends and relations who have died.  The following are the arrangements for Cemetery prayers:

Clounanna – 4th November at 12.30pm.

Castlemungret – 4th November at 2.30pm.

Old Cemetery Mungret – 4th November at 3.15pm.

Kilkeedy – 11th November at 11.00am

Patrickswell – 11th November at 12.30pm

Friday next 2nd November is the First Friday: Communion will be taken to the sick and housebound.

Parish Masses this Week:

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

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30pm

Sunday 11.30am

Thursday 1st November Holy Day – Feast of All Saints Mass at 11.30am and 6.30pm.

Friday – All Souls’ Day Mass at 9.30am and 6.30pm.

Adoration:  Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and Saturday 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 13th November in Meeting Room at 7.30pm.

Ballybrown9.30am – Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Wednesday 31ST NO MASS AT 8PM.

Thursday 1st November Holy Day – Feast of All Saints Mass at 10.00am and 8.00pm.

Friday – All Souls’ Day Mass at 9.30am and 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 19th November at 7.30pm in the church.

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

Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian community: Emily McCarthy, Tervoe Avenue, Clarina who was baptised recently.  Congratulations.

CLOCKS GO BACK: Summertime ends this weekend so don’t forget to turn the clocks back one hour on Saturday night.

Fr Mike: 061 353711  Mobile: 087 1279015

Parish Office:  061 353454     

Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday:   9.30am – 3.30pm.


Parish Administrator: Pauline Twomey.

Parish Website: 

Newsletter accessible on website.

Collection Last Week:  €1,720.95.   Thank You.