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Bishop Fintan Monahan and Bishop Willie Walsh joined the priests of Newmarket-on-Fergus and Shannon, who are Chaplains in Carrigoran House, for a Concelebrated Mass in Carrigoran on Saturday 25th March, the Feast of The Annunciation. The Mass was offered in…
March 29, 2017; 10:00 am to 8:30 pm.
This year we have two Lenten sessions of Lectio Divina each week:
Jubilee Chapel in Mary Immaculate Church at 10am
Cuan na nÓg in SS John & Paul Church at 7.30pm.
An opportunity to pray and reflect on the Sunday Gospel for an hour each week.
March 28, 2017; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Our Faith Friends Programme continues on Tuesday 28th March.
For weeks before their Confirmation, the young people prepare under the guidance of Teachers, Parents, Priests, and Faith Friends.
Who are Faith Friends? They are a small group of parishioners who act as special friends to Confirmation children. The Faith Friends follow a structured program and they meet with the Confirmation children to help them prepare for the Sacrament that they are about to receive, encouraging them to speak about their lives, ambitions and worries, showing them how unique and special each one of them are and to recognise and celebrate their gifts and talents.
Faith Friends are also involved in the Ceremony of Light.
March 28, 2017; 8:00 pm;
The Pastoral Council Meeting will take place in the Jubilee Chapel on Tuesday 28th March at 8pm.
March 26, 2017;
The History of Mother’s Day
In the Roman religion the Hilaria festival was held in honour of the mother goddess Cybele and it took place during mid-March. As the Roman Empire and Europe converted to Christianity, this celebration became part of the liturgical calendar as Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday in Lent to honour the Virgin Mary and the “mother church”.
During the sixteenth century, people returned to their mother church for a service to be held on Laetare Sunday. This was either a large local church, or more often the nearest Cathedral. Anyone who did this was commonly said to have gone “a-mothering”. In later times, Mothering Sunday became a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mothers and other family members. It was often the only time that whole families could gather together, since in other days they were prevented by conflicting working hours.
Nowadays Mothers Day is celebrated as a day that honours and pays tribute to mothers. It is customary to spoil your mum on this day with gifts and help with everyday chores.
March 26, 2017; 2:00 am;
Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend on Sunday at 1am. Don’t forget to put your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!
The day began with the annual Blessing of the Shamrock by Canon Brendan O’Donoghue in SS. John & Paul Jubilee Garden. Members of the 22nd battalion provided Military Honours at the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day Mass. Gaelscoil Donnacha Rua…
Fr. Dariusz Plasek, who has served as Diocesan Polish Chaplain in the Killaloe Diocese since 2012, has been appointed as a full-time Curate in the Parish of Ennis by Bishop Fintan Monahan. With the gradual integration of Polish people into our…
Pilgrimage Directors from all around the world gather in Lourdes every year from 9th to 11th February for days of study, work and prayer and to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on the 11th February, which this…
Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead his first Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on 26th June. The 61st Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon on Monday 26th June, returning on Saturday 1st July. The cost this year is still €692 per…
Seats are filling up very fast on this once in a lifetime opportunity to fly direct from Shannon to celebrate the centenary of the apparitions in Fatima and to visit St. Anthony’s Shrine in Lisbon.
The Diocesan Pilgrimage will depart from…