06/07 October 2018

Day for Life 2018

This Sunday the 7th October, Day for Life will be celebrated throughout Ireland. The theme is ‘Human Trafficking’. Please see flyers at the back of the church.

‘The trade in human beings violates the God-given dignity of so many of our brothers and sisters, and constitutes a true crime against humanity’ (Pope Francis November 2016).

We pray for the victims of human trafficking that they may be helped to re-build their lives after the traumatic experiences they have gone through.  Amen.

Rosary for the Protection of Life Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith, this Sunday 7th of October at 2.30pm.  Please join at one of the 129 locations around Ireland and with 42 other countries around the world to pray for the protection of Life and the restoration of Faith.  Please check this website to find a location near you:  All are welcome.

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Join us in praying the Rosary this weekend Sunday 7th in Patrickswell church at 6pm.  We pray for faith and life through Our Lady’s intercession.

Patrickswell:  Sister Muriel from Medjugorje would like to thank most sincerely the people of Patrickswell for their very generous donation received from Joan O’Brien.  A total of €1,225 was collected, food for the poor people in Herzegovina is being bought.

Baby and Toddler Group

Tuesdays from 10.00 to 11.30am in Ballybrown/Clarina Resource Centre.  All are welcome.

Hedge School Cottage:- Sunday night at 7.00pm on RTE Nuacht there will be some coverage of the opening of the Cottage in Newtown which took place on 2nd September 2018.

Thursday Club:- Exercises with John Fitness for Fun takes place each Thursday at 10.30am.  Club follows at 11.30am, why not come and join this great club and see what we have to offer.

Bowls on Wednesdays at 2.05pm in Ballybrown Community Centre, all welcome.

Joint Pastoral Meeting on Tuesday 9th October at 7.30pm in Ballybrown/Clarina Community Centre.  We hope all Committee members will attend this meeting.

Mass Intentions


Sat 6th – 11.00am: 1st Anniversary Mass for Elizabeth Halpin.

Sat 6th  – 8.00pm Vigil Mass: Month’s Mind Margo Murphy; Patrick and Peg Hartigan; Mary Carroll.

Sun 7th10.00am Mass: Month’s Mind John Harty; Hugh O’Neill  (1st Anniversary); Claire Madigan.

Tues 9th Con and Annie Kirby; Paula Murphy.

Sat 13th Brian Holland; Patrick, Niamh and Chloe Hartigan.

Sun 14th Mary Garvey and Matthew Coughlan..


Sat 6th Thomas Kiely; Breda Murray; John and Nellie Foley; Bridie McNamara and her grandson Gerry.

Sun 7th John Kennelly; William Higgins

Sun 14th  Denny and Maisie Gavin

We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.


Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian community: Molly Kathleen O’Sullivan, Patrickswell;  Jack Burke, Breska Beg and Cork; Ryan Maher White, Clarina Village  who were baptised recently.


Collection Last Week:    €1,275.00  Thank You.

Parish Masses this Week:

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

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30pm

Sunday 11.30am

Adoration:  Thursdays from 7.00 to 9.00pm, Saturdays 8.00am to 12 Noon.

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

Next Baptismal Gathering Tuesday 9th October in Meeting Room at 7.30pm.

Ballybrown9.30am – 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 Saturdays at 5.00pm and Sundays at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering is Monday 15th October at 7.30pm in the Church.

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

Fr Mike: 061 353711  Mobile: 087 1279015

Parish Office:  061 353454

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


Parish Administrator: Pauline Twomey.

Commissioner for Oaths:

In the event that anybody would require documents to be sworn by a Commissioner for Oaths they may contact Peggy Cusack at 087 2219059.