21 October 2018

This Sunday is Mission Sunday

Every church in every parish across the globe celebrates Mission Sunday.  We do it to support the fearless and selfless work of missionaries – our brothers and sisters who live shoulder-to-shoulder with people in need, directly in communities that are struggling and often war-torn.  It is a day to fully appreciate the dedication of these people who are there before, during and after any crisis.

It is also the one Sunday in the year that Pope Francis directly asks for your extra generosity so that faith, hope and love may continue to be spread to every corner of our planet.  Please support generously.  Thank you.

Do this in Memory Programme 2018/2019 We  look forward to welcoming the 2nd Class children from Patrickswell NS along with their families to their first Mass of this Programme Sunday next 28th October at 11.30am.

Launch of the Patrickswell/Ballybrown website will take place this weekend in Patrickswell after Saturday evening Mass and in Ballybrown after Sunday morning MassOur new Parish Website can be accessed at  We invite people to join us for a cup of tea after Mass in Patrickswell in the Prayer/Meeting Room and in Ballybrown in the Community Resource Centre.

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.

Free mini bus for the older person from Adare stopping at Patrickswell bus stop to Crescent Shopping Centre.  It departs Embury Close at 10.30am (except Bank Holidays when it departs one hour later). The return trip is two hours after arrival at the Shopping Centre.  The drop off points are the same as the outgoing ones.  For more information contact Liam McDermott on 061 396904.

Mass for Deceased Parish Members on Saturday 3rd November in Patrickswell at 6.30pm and in Ballybrown at 8.00pm for Parishioners who have died during the past year.

If a parishioner living away from home has died and the family wish to light a candle in their memory, please contact the Parish Office or Sacristan with the name of your loved one on or before Monday 29th October.  Candles will be provided.

For extended family or friends who died during the past year, there will be a book in the church to write their names and a remembrance tree to place their name on it.  After each Mass there will be some refreshments so that people can meet.

Mass Intentions


Sat 20th – 1st Anniversary: Mary Lynch.  Margaret, William, Phyllis, Ethna and Rosaleen Fitzgerald;  Nicola Mackessy; James, Bridget and Henry O’Neill

Sun 21st – 1st Anniversary: Rita O’Carroll; and Noel McNamara. Anniversary  Jim Fitzgibbon

Mon 22nd  Michael Cregan

Tues 23rd John, Bridget, Denis and Willie Collins

Wed 24th Catherine Quaid

Thurs 25th Martin Browne

Sat 27th  Michael Cregan

Sun 28th Nancy Byrnes


Sun 14th  Denny and Maisie Gavin

Sat 27th Bobby Collins;  Liam Fenton

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

Parish Masses this Week:

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

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30pm

Sunday 11.30am

Adoration:  Thursday from 7.00pm 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 on 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 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: Billie O’Connor, Chill Chaoide, Clarina who was baptised recently.  Congratulations.

Collection Last Week:    €1,581.05  Thank You.

Fr Mike: 061 353711  Mobile: 087 1279015   

Parish Office:  061 353454

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



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.