17/18 NOVEMBER 2018

First Holy Communion Preparation Mass

We look forward to welcoming the 2nd Class Children and their families from Ballybrown School to Mass in Ballybrown Church at 8pm Saturday next 24th and from Patrickswell School to Mass in Patrickswell Church at 11.30am on next Sunday 25th.


Ballybrown 45 Card Drive in aid of Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held this Sunday 18th November in Ballybrown/Clarina Community Resource Centre at 3.00pm.  All are welcome.

Patrickswell: All are invited to stay on after this weekend’s Masses for tea or coffee and a friendly chat in support of Casa Vida, an orphanage and school in Peru.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Senior Choir in Ballybrown ChurchRehearsals  for Christmas every Tuesday at 8.00pm up to and including Tuesday 18th December.  New members welcome.

Lourdes 2019 Youth Pilgrimage will take place from Thursday 20th June to Tuesday 25th June  and fortunately our Parish has again secured two places.   All those over 16 years of age on the date of departure who are interested in submitting their name, please advise the Parish Office or Sacristans before December 1st   next.  If more than two names are received then a draw will take place in December and the first two names drawn will be invited to complete the application forms online in 2019.

Reminder Annual Remembrance Service: University Maternity Hospital Limerick holds its annual remembrance service at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ennis Road, Limerick, on Sunday, November 18th at 3.00pm.

HEALING SERVICE on Wednesday 21st November in Corpus Christi Church Moyross at 7.30 pm with the Friars of the Renewal.   There will be NO MASS.

Bereavement Support Information Evening: Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm.  Venue:  Milford Care Centre.  The Bereavement Information evening is designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their family and friends.  Bereavement Counsellors will be in attendance to provide general information on Grief and Bereavement.

“Sometimes when things are falling apart they may be falling into place.”

Saint Vincent De Paul Food Appeal

The Annual Food Appeal for the St. Vincent De Paul will take place from Sunday 25th November through to Sunday 9th December.   The St. Vincent De Paul are very grateful for past contributions and once again are appealing for your help.  Boxes will be available for donations in the churches.

AWARE, Ireland’s leading organisation providing support, education and information services for people impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions, is urgently seeking new volunteers.  No prior qualifications or experience are required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation.  Phone Emma on 01 237 4926 or See:

Mass Intentions


Sat 17th P.J. and Patrick Curtin.

Sun 18th Michael Moran

Wed 21st Frederick and Jane Crosse; Margaret Byrnes.

Fri 23rd  Deceased members of the Ballybrown GAA.

Sat 24th  Frankie Dooley; Ned Lyons.

Sun 25th M.J. Murphy.


Sun 18th   Frank McDonagh.               

Sat 24th  John Quinn; Sean and Eileen Fitzgerald.

Sun 25th  Jim and James Garvey.


Parish Masses This Week

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

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30pm

Sunday 11.30am

Adoration:  Thursday from 7.00 to 9.00pm and 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 11th December in the Church 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 Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering is Monday 17th December 7.30pm in the Church.

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

Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian community Cara Bridget and Conor Ben Farrelly, Faha Demesne, Patrickswell and Billy Ned O’Brien, Churchfield, Clarina who were baptised recently.

Fr Mike: 061 353711  Mobile: 087 1279015

Parish Office:  061 353454     

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


Parish Website:

Offertory Collection Last Weekend:    €1,830.00    Thank You for Your Generosity.

Thank you for your generous support for the Fifth National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018 held last weekend.