Mass Times

SS John and Paul Church

spSS John & Paul Church, Bothar na Luachra

Mass Times
Monday – Friday: 7pm
Saturday: 6.30pm
Sunday : 10am, 12.15pm
Holy Days: See Newsletter

Mary Immaculate Church

mMary Immaculate, Corrib Drive

Mass Times
Monday – Friday: 9.30am
Saturday: 12 noon
Sunday: 9am, 11am
Holy Days: See Newsletter

Adoration Chapel

aAdoration Chapel, Skycourt

Mass Times
Monday – Friday: 10am
Eucharistic Adoration: 10am until 9pm


Airport Oratory
Mass on Sunday: 8.45am

Convent Oratory
Mass on first Friday: 8am

Welcome to Shannon Parish, Co. Clare, Ireland

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Celebrating the Work of Social Justice

img_0806Bishop Fintan paid his first official visit to St. Caimin’s School on Tuesday 17th April to meet with the Junior Conference of St. Vincent de Paul in the school. On arrival Bishop Fintan was greeted by the school Conference of…

Dedication and Blessing of St. John Paul Stained Glass Window

img_6619Following the Confirmation ceremony on Tuesday 17th April, Bishop Fintan blessed and dedicated the newly installed stained glass window of St. John Paul in the Church of SS John & Paul. This work was commissioned by the parish last year…

Sacrament of Confirmation in Shannon 2018

dsc5880On Tuesday 17th April we welcomed Bishop Fintan to the parish where he confirmed 42 pupils from St. Conaire’s school at a ceremony in SS John & Paul Church. The school choir provided beautiful instrumental music and singing for the…

Choose Life Newsletter

chooselife2018_issue11_p1Every week, we invite you to read a newsletter Choose Life 2018 prepared for parishes by the Catholic Communications Office. The newsletter promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. We invite…

First Holy Communion Preparation Mass for St. Aidan’s & Gaelscoil Donncha Rua

April 22, 2018; 10:00 am;

do_this_in_memoryFirst Communion Preparation Mass for St. Aidan’s & Gaelscoil Donncha Rua
in SS John & Paul Church
on Sunday 22nd April
at 10am

Installation of Stained Glass Window Dedicated to Saint John Paul

img_0743During the Golden Jubilee celebrations of St. Senan’s Parish Shannon in 2017, a stained glass window of St. John Paul was commissioned for SS John & Paul Church to commemorate his visit to Shannon on 1st October 1979.

While on his…

Sacrament of Confirmation for St. Aidan’s

April 18, 2018; 3:00 pm;


Bishop Fintan will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation
for St. Aidan’s School
in SS John & Paul Church
on Wednesday 18th April
at 3pm

Sacrament of Confirmation for St. Senan’s/St. Tola’s/Gael Scoil/St. John’s

April 18, 2018; 11:00 am;

confirmation6Bishop Fintan will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation
for St. Senan’s/St. Tola’s/Gael Scoil/St. John’s
in Mary Immaculate Church
on Wednesday 18th April
at 11am

Blessing of the Orthodox Easter Food

img_0709Parishioners from The Ukraine, Estonia, Russia and many other east European countries gathered in SS John & Paul Church on the eve of the Orthodox Easter which is celebrated on 8th April this year.
Fr Dariusz, our Polish Chaplain presided at…

World Meeting of Families 2018

logo-croppedHelp us spread the word in preparation for this great event in Dublin in 2018. All resources can be accessed on, and school resources can be accessed at

Dates For Your Diary – April 2018


April 2018 Event
Easter Sunday 1st Easter Sunday

Dawn Mass
in Illaunmanagh Cemetery
at 6.30am

8.45am – Airport Oratory
9am & 11am – Mary Immaculate Church
10am & 12.15pm – SS John & Paul Church
Easter Monday 2nd Easter Monday
Mass in Mary Immaculate Church
at 12 noon
*Please Note* – No evening Mass

Easter Celebrations in Shannon Parish

img_0602The highlight of Holy week is the Easter Vigil. This year it was celebrated in SS. John & Paul Church at 9pm on Holy Saturday. All the priests of the parish concelebrated and Fr Tom presided. The Blessing of the…

Blessing of Easter Food

img_0558Fr Tom presided at the annual gathering of Polish people and people from other countries who come on Holy Saturday to SS John & Paul Church for the Annual Blessing of Food. This beautiful tradition has come to us in…

Good Friday

img_6464Canon Brendan led the Liturgy of the passion in Mary Immaculate Church on Good Friday afternoon and the evening Stations of the Cross in Mary Immaculate Church.
Fr Francis Xavier played the part of Jesus in the dramatised Stations that took…

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

img_6445All the priests of the parish concelebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening in SS John & Paul Church. Fr Arnold was the principal celebrant and washed the feet of some parishioners. Mary Hynds, on behalf…

Annual Mass of Chrism

img_0494Bishop Fintan was joined by the Priests of the Diocese, our Deacon Martin Shanahan, and parishioners from many parishes throughout the Diocese for the annual Mass of Chrism in the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul Ennis on Wednesday evening.…

Palm Sunday 2018

img_0457Holy Week celebrations began at the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening when Fr. Tom blessed the palm. At 10am on Sunday morning Fr. Arnold and the folk group led the Liturgy at the Jubilee Garden. Fr. Francis Xavier and the…

St. Patrick’s Day in Shannon

img_0435The celebrations for the Feast of St. Patrick began with the traditional Blessing of the Shamrock in the Jubilee Garden of SS John & Paul Church before the 10am Mass. Members of the 22nd Battalion Association provided military honours at…

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Summer 2018

lourdes-2018The 62nd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Fintan Monahan, will leave Shannon on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. The cost this year is  €705 per person sharing and there will be a €10 discount for…

Bethany Prayer Group

BethanyThe Bethany Prayer Group will meet in Cuan na nÓg, SS John & Paul Church every Wednesday from 8.30pm to 10pm.  All welcome.

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