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Pope Francis Appoints Monsignor Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory

monsignor-dermot-farrellOn 3rd January 2018, his Holiness Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Dermot Pius Farrell, Parish Priest of Dunboyne & Kilbride in the Diocese of Meath, as the new Bishop of Ossory.

The Diocese of Ossory

The Diocese of Ossory consists of County Kilkenny…

A Christmas Message for Our Golden Jubilee Year

the-parish-teamFor the past 50 years we have gathered here each Christmas and we do so this year as we celebrate the Golden Jubilee of our Parish. It was at Christmas Mass in 1967 that people gathered in the newly established…

Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, Appointed as the New Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora

bkellywebThe Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed the Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

Born in Derrybrien in the parish of Ballinakill, Co Galway on 20 May 1946 to Sean and…

Welcome to Fr Francis Xavier

Fr. Francis Xavier Kochuveettil On Friday 1st December Fr Francis Xavier Kochuveettil joined our parish team. Bishop Fintan welcomed two priests from India to the Diocese. The other, Fr Rexon has been assigned to Birr.

Fr Francis Xavier who will celebrate his 40th birthday in…

Ordination to the Diaconate

img_8416Martin Shanahan from Quilty was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Fintan Monahan in Ennis Cathedral on Sunday 26th November, the Feast of Christ the King, at 12 noon Mass. Martin will be ordained a Priest in the Summer of 2018…

Fr Francis Meehan R.I.P.

fr-frank-meehan-161117Fr Francis Meehan, Parish Priest of Shinrone, Birr, Co Offaly
Born on 2nd March 1946. Died 16th November 2017.

Fr Frank Meehan was a native of Ennis, Co Clare and was a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe for 46 years. He…

Buiochas Sr. Maureen!

sr-maureen-haughOn the weekend of 30th July, we bade farewell and say thanks to Sr. Maureen Haugh, a member of the Sisters of Mercy Community here in Shannon for the past 31 years. Sr. Maureen is leaving Shannon and will take…

Killaloe Diocesan Appointments 2017

bishop-fintanBishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe has made the following appointments in the diocese for 2017.


Shannon Parish Golden Jubilee Celebrations


Bishop Fintan Monahan led the parish in the Golden Jubilee Mass of St. Senan’s Parish Shannon on Saturday 24th June when he was chief Celebrant of a concelebrated Mass on the pitch of Wolfe Tones na Sionna GAA Club. Joe…

Celebrating 150 Years of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word

img_3815Bishop 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…

Fr Des Hillery Appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Killaloe

Fr. Des Hillery PPBishop Fintan has appointed Fr Des Hillery PP Nenagh as the new Vicar General of the Diocese of Killaloe.

Fr Des is a native of Miltown Malbay and was ordained on the 9th June 1984 in St. Joseph’s Church Miltown Malbay…

Mary Immaculate Church Celebrates 50 Years

img_3036An important milestone in the history of Shannon took place on  Sunday 9th October when the newly ordained Bishop of Killaloe, Bishop Fintan Monahan, on his first visit to the Parish since his ordination on 25th September, celebrated the 11am…

Special Collections in Shannon Parish 2017-2018


Bishop-Elect Fintan’s Coat of Arms and Motto

Fintans_Coat_of_ArmsBishop-Elect Fintan has chosen a personal Coat of Arms and motto in preparation for his ordination to the episcopate which will take place on September 25th in the Cathedral of Ss. Peter and Paul in Ennis.

Traditionally in the Church most…

Fr. Dan Fitzgerald SSC R.I.P.

FitzgeraldDanSSC0908162Fr. Dan Fitzgerald SSC died peacefully in St Columban’s Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath on Tuesday 9th August 2016.
Fr Dan was born in Cork on 28th June 1916 and was educated by the Christian Brothers at Sullivan’s Quay in Cork.…

Fr. Noel Hayes SPS R.I.P.

HayesNoel030816aFr. Noel Hayes SPS, St Patrick’s Missionary Society Kiltegan, Co Wicklow died on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin after a long illness. Fr. Noel was born in 1935 in Killarney, Co. Kerry, and was ordained for St…

Appointments in the Diocese of Killaloe 2016

Fr. Des HilleryFr Desmond Hillery, Diocesan Administrator in the Diocese of Killaloe has made the following appointments in the diocese. The clerical appointments take effect from Monday, August 1st 2016.

1. Pastoral Plan Killaloe Diocese 2013-2020 ‘Builders of Hope’
The Diocese of Killaloe recently…

No Crusader by Bishop Willie Walsh

Willie Walsh - No CrusaderBishop Willie Walsh was never far from the media headlines during his years as Bishop of Killaloe, because of his willingness to speak honestly and from the heart about the many challenges facing the Catholic Church. His apparent ease with…

Fr. John Slattery R.I.P.

SlatteryJohn070416The death has occurred of Fr John Slattery, retired Parish Priest of Puckane, on Thursday 7th April in Birr Community Hospital

Born on May 23rd 1940, Fr John was a native of Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary and was a priest of the…

Weekly Novena to St. Anthony

st-anthonyThe weekly Novena to St. Anthony continues each Tuesday at 9.30am Mass in Mary Immaculate Church.

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