Patrickswell and Ballybrown National Schools follow the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme, attending monthly Mass with the necessary preparation. A significant part of the programme will take place at Sunday masses during the year.

The Patrickswell First Eucharist class attends the 11.30am Mass on Sunday, while Ballybrown attends the Saturday evening Mass at 8.00pm and the Sunday 10.00am Mass, every second month.

A preparation team is set up in June to prepare the children for the Masses.

Towards the end of September each year, parents are advised of the particular dates and Masses to attend with their children, and children are given their “Do This in Memory of Me” pack.

Preparation Team Leaders 2020

Patrickswell: Maryanne Griffin

Ballybrown:  Nicola Shire

The First Eucharist Mass takes place in the Parish at 11.00am Mass on a Saturday in May each year.

Due to Covid 19 and Church Closures in May the First Holy Communion Dates were cancelled.

The dates for the celebration of First Holy Communions have now been rescheduled.  We remember in prayer the many children in our Parish who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion.  May these weeks be a time of joy and blessing for all these young people and their families.

Ballybrown – St. Joseph’s Church:

Friday 21st August at 3.00 pm.

Saturday 22nd August at 10.30am and at 2.00pm.

Confessions will take place week commencing Monday 10th August.

As numbers in the church are restricted to 50 in accordance with current Government and HSE Guidelines, the Masses will be streamed live on the Ballybrown GAA Facebook page and can be viewed HERE.


Patrickswell – Blessed Virgin Mary Church:

Saturday 26th September at 11.00am.