Welcome to Shannon Parish, Co. Clare, Ireland
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The Faith Friends programme for Confirmation candidates commences on Tuesday 16th February. Each Tuesday during Lent the candidates come together accompanied by a Faith friends leader from the parish to explore the Faith journey of young people. At the conclusion…
February 16, 2019; 10:00 am;
The Lenten sessions of Lectio Divina continuesin the Jubilee Chapel of Mary Immaculate Church on Wednesday 16th February from 10-11am. An opportunity to pray and reflect on the Sunday Gospel for an hour each week.
February 14, 2016; 5:00 pm;
Msza św w języku polskim w miesiącu czerwcu będzie odprawiona 14.02.2016 o godz. 1700.
Fr. Dariusz Pląsek, will celebrate Mass in Shannon for the Polish community Sunday 14th February at 5pm in SS John & Paul Church with confessions from 4.30pm. Please let any member of the Polish community know.
February 14, 2016;
Happy St. Valentine’s Day!
There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine’s Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer’s daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it “From Your Valentine”.
Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.
Gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers.
We offer our congratulations to Mike Walsh, 12 Drumgeely Avenue, Shannon, who celebrates his 100 birthday on Saturday 6th February 2016 . Mike attributes his long life to climbing three steps of stairs in Drumgeely Avenue every day for the past…
The people of Drumgeely and Tullyglass areas of the parish have missed the sound of the bell from Mary Immaculate Church for the past few weeks. It is amazing how it was missed as many people remarked on the silence.…
February 11, 2016;
February 11th is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and marks the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858 to fourteen-year-old Marie Bernade (St. Bernadette) Soubirous. Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, the Blessed Virgin appeared eighteen times, and showed herself to St. Bernadette in the hollow of the rock at Lourdes. On March 25 she declared to Bernadette:
“I am the Immaculate Conception.”
Since then Lourdes has become a place of pilgrimage and many cures and conversions have taken place.
World Day of Prayer for the Sick
On 13th May 1992 Pope John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to be held each year on the Feast of Our lady of Lourdes as “a special time of prayer and sharing.”
This celebration is a reminder to pray for all those who are sick and to recognize and honour…
Preparations for Catholic Schools Week began in recent days when pupils in St Patrick’s Comprehensive School and St Senan’s School gathered and held sessions for making St Bridget’s Crosses in time for the Feast of St Bridget this Monday 1st…
The Bethany Prayer Group will meet in Cuan na nÓg, SS John & Paul Church every Wednesday from 8.30pm to 10pm. All welcome.
The booking forms for next year’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land are now available. The Pilgrimage, in response to Pope Francis’ call to the Year of Mercy, will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 23rd October, returning on Bank Holiday Monday…