PARISH NEWSLETTER 26/27th January 2019

Fr Mike Cussen Tel: 061 353711  Mobile: 087 1279015
PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Contact Number: 061 353454.   Parish Website:

We offer a Special welcome to the children from Ballybrown and Patrickswell NS to our Masses this weekend as they prepare for their First Holy Communion in May.

Catholic Schools Week 2019

This week we are celebrating the work of our local Catholic Schools.  We reflect on the Gospel values on which all Catholic schools are built.  We look at how we celebrate our faith in our Catholic Schools and how this faith connects us to others.  Therefore, our faith calls us to action together.

This year, Friday of Catholic Schools Week falls on February 1st, the Feast Day of Saint Brigid.  Our children will be making Saint Brigid’s Crosses and recalling the story of Saint Brigid.

Catholic Schools Week is a special time to remind our children of the gift of grandparents and this is especially celebrated in our schools.

We give thanks for the gift of our own local Catholic Schools and we thank them for the way they will promote Catholic Schools Week.


  • Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage 2019: The deadline for receipt of names from parishes for those who wish to travel to Lourdes has been extended by the Diocese until the end of January. Contact the Parish Office if you are interested.  We hope two places will be allocated to our parish. Those who are successful will be notified in early February and any others may apply to the Youth Pilgrimage Administrator via the Diocese.
  • Kids’ & Adults’ Sewing Classes: Starting Thursday 31st January for eight weeks in the Community Resource Centre, Patrickswell.  Kids’ classes from 6.00pm to 7.15pm.  Adults’ classes  from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  For further details contact Nora on 085 7726744.
  • Easter Pilgrimage Fatima and Lisbon ex Dublin (last remaining seats) for Feast Day of Saint Anthony, from the 9th to the 14th June 2019.  Full Board €675 pps, single supplement €32.  Contact James Treacy 061 921470.
  • Rome/San Giovanni 15th to 22nd April / Easter 2019 with Papal Ceremonies in Rome for Easter period.  Seven (7) nights €995 pps.  Payments may be made in instalments.  Contact James Treacy on 061 921470.


Tiny Sebastian who with her family moved to our Parish from India seven years ago died unexpectedly on 15th January last.  Tiny was a nurse, wife to Cyril and mother to Riyana aged 8 and Riyon aged 4.

A fundraiser is being held by the community of Patrickswell-Ballybrown to help the family with funeral costs of repatriating Tiny’s remains back to India and to express our support to the family at this sad and traumatic time.  Donations may be placed in the boxes at the back of the Churches, Resource Centres and in Patrickswell Post Office.

A Coffee Morning will also take place after the 10.00am and 11.30am Masses in the Parish on Sunday 9th February.   

Mass Intentions


Sat 26th  Rita Hannon; Michael Lynch.

Sun 27th Thomas O’Reilly.

Wed 30th Paul O’Callaghan

Fri 1st John, Bridget, Dennis and Willie Collins. 



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 Saturdays 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 Satuday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering is Monday 18th February 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.

First Friday 1st February: Calls to the housebound as normal.  If you wish to put your name on the list please advise the Parish Office or Sacristans.

Feast Day: February 1st Saint Brigid, Second Patron Saint of Ireland.

Offertory Collection Last Weekend: €1,490.

Limerick Social Services Centre Collection: €440.00

Thank You.