13th January 2019

Baptism of Our Lord

An Occasion To Reflect On Our Own Baptism

We are children of God.  The Spirit of God lives within each one of us.  We are invited to have Jesus as one of our friends.

Morning Prayer

Father in Heaven, You love me.  You are with me night and day. I want to love You always in all I do and say.

I will try to please you, Father.  Bless me through the day.   Amen.

We do not have to face the ups and downs of life on our own.  We are baptised into each other.  We journey in Faith together.  We hopefully inspire each other and draw from the Faith of each other.  We pray together so that we may keep the flame of Faith alive in our hearts.  As Godparents we try to support the well-being of our Godchild.


Brothers of Charity will take your Christmas cards and any other cards plus stamps.  Box at Back of Church.

2019 Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme  will support the owners and custodians of protected structures in every Local Authority area across the country in 2019.  The Historic Structures Fund (formerly the Structures at Risk Fund) is for conservation works to heritage structures, in both private and public ownership, while the Built Heritage Investment Scheme is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts.  Details of the schemes and how to apply are available on all Local Authority websites and the Department’s website.  See for applications: 31st January 2019.

Indoor Bowls starts back on Wednesday 16th January at 2.30pm in the Community Centre Ballybrown.

Thursday Club resumes Thursday 17th January at 10.30am starting with the exercises.  All are welcome, new and old members.

Pop Up Museum: In association with Mungret Heritage, Limerick City and County Museum are visiting Mungret-St. Paul’s GAA Community Centre on next Sunday 20th January 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.  Dr. Matthew Potter will also be in attendance.  If you have an artefact that you would like to put on display on the day, please come along to Mungret-St. Paul’s GAA Community Centre from 11.30 am onwards.

Nursing Home or Home Visits: If you know of any family member or parishioner who would welcome a pastoral visit whether at home or in hospital, please contact Fr. Mike 087 1279015 or the Parish Office.

Booking of Anniversary Masses:  If you wish to book an Anniversary Mass please go to the Church to meet the Sacristan.  All Masses must be recorded in the book held in the Sacristy to ensure no Anniversaries are omitted.  This can be done before or after any Mass during the week or at weekends.  Thank you

Mass Intentions


Sat 12th Con O’Neill.

Sun 13th Mick and Peggy Mulqueen; Joan and Tony O’Neill; Bridget Fitzgerald.

Sat 19th   Paddy and Nora Foster; Maura Gavin.

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


Sun 13th John O’Sullivan; Michael Gavin

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 21st January 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: 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:

Notices for the Weekly Parish Newsletter must be received before 12 Noon on Thursday.

Offertory Collection Last Weekend: €1,614.00.   Thank You For  Your Support.