24/25 NOVEMBER 2018

We welcome the 2nd Class Children and their families to our Mass at 8pm this Saturday in Ballybrown and to our Mass at 11.30am this Sunday morning in Patrickswell.

Bishop Brendan has issued a list showing the 16 Pastoral Units in the Diocese.  There will be a pastoral letter next weekend to explain the pastoral plan in more detail.  Copies are located at the exit doors,  please take one when leaving.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul Food Appeal

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

CASA VIDA: Many thanks for your overwhelming generosity after last weekend’s Masses in Patrickswell in support of Casa Vida, an orphanage and school for boys in Lima, Peru.  Casa Vida means Home Life and there was a homely and lively attendance on both occasions and the ladies serving tea and coffee were kept busy, as were those selling raffle tickets.  An outstanding total of €1,076 has been forwarded to the support group in Majorca.  Alonso aged eleven and Clever who will turn twelve in January will be delighted to know that they are being sponsored for another year, with the remainder of the money being allocated to their school.

Milford Hospice Official Ceremony to mark the illumination of this year’s Memory Tree will take place on Sunday 9th December at 6.00pm.  The lights will remain illuminated until Sunday 6th January 2019 at 6.00pm when Mass will be celebrated at Milford Care Centre.  Everyone is welcome to sponsor a light and it’s not just for those who have used the services of Milford.  Lights can be sponsored for €5.00 from now until Christmas and will shine throughout the festive season.

Orders can be placed on line by visiting  or by calling the Fundraising Department on 061 485859 or 061 485860.

Manister Drama Group are currently in rehearsal for the upcoming play “Nobody’s Talking to Me” by Tommy Marren.  Drama-goers of all ages can look forward to this fun comedy entertainment in Manister Community Hall for one weekend only; Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd, both shows at 8pm.  Directed by Sarah Moloney, the actors are working hard to ensure the audiences have a great night out by bringing live theatre to the heart of the countryside.  Tickets available at the door and a raffle will be held for lots of spot prizes.

The Thursday Club will hold an auction in Ballybrown/Clarina Community Resource Centre on Thursday next 29th November at 1.00pm in aid of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Interactive Online Advent 2018 Calendar:

A specially commissioned interactive Advent Calendar has been launched on the Irish Catholic Bishops’ website.  The virtual doors will begin to open from the First day of Advent on Sunday 2nd December 2018, and one door will open every day from then until Christmas.  As a unique Advent prayerful resource, the calendar will provide a special focus on family as part of ongoing reflections following the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018.  You can visit the calendar each day for a reflection, content from Pope Francis, information about Advent, prayer, music and much more on

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Mass Intentions


Sat 24th  Frankie Dooley; Ned Lyons.

Sun 25th M.J. Murphy and the Deceased members of the Ballybrown GAA.

Tues 27th Margaret and Thomas Guerin.

Wed 28th Pat and Kathleen Cusack.                   

Sun 2nd Dec. John Hehir; Harry and Mary Lyons; Mary O’Connor.


Sat 24th John Quinn; Sean and Eileen Fitzgerald.

Sun 25th Jim and James Garvey.

Mon 26th Joe Munnelly.

Fri 30th Gerard Ronan.


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 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 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 at 7.30pm in the Church.

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

Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian community Ryan Liam Flannery, Old School House, Patrickswell who was baptised recently.   Congratulations!

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:    €1,779.60.    Thank You For Your Generous Support.