First Friday

August 7, 2015;


The sick and housebound will be visited with the sacraments on Friday 7th August. If you know of any Parishioner who is housebound and who would like to receive the Sacraments, please contact the Parish Office or any of the Priests.

Bank Holiday Monday

August 3, 2015;


Bank Holiday Mass
in Mary Immaculate Church
on Monday 3rd August
at 12noon

*Please Note – No Evening Mass at 7pm

Reek Sunday 2015

July 26, 2015;

image7Reek Sunday is celebrated  on the last Sunday in July the customary day for climbing Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holiest mountain, traditionally in their bare feet.  However throughout the year individuals and groups do the climb in their own time. Despite the poor summer weather, Croagh Patrick has seen a steady increase in pilgrims climbing Ireland’s Holiest mountain.  The pilgrimage has been held yearly for about 1,500 years. It is held in honour of Saint Patrick who, according to tradition, spent 40 days fasting on the mountain in the year 441, following the ways of Jesus and Moses.

Knock Shrine Diocesan Pilgrimage

July 5, 2015;

Knock_ShrineOur Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 5th July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years. This year our pilgrimage will be led by Rev. Des Hillery. Diocesan Administrator. Ceremonies in the newly refurbished Our Lady’s Basilica will begin with Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm followed by concelebrated Mass at 3pm and conclude with the Rosary. For bus details contact PK Travel at 447111.

Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

June 26, 2015 to July 1, 2015.

LourdesThe Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place on Friday 26th June. Three flights will carry over 400 Pilgrims to the Marian Shrine in the South of France where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858.  If you would like to send a petition please leave into Fr. Tom or Canon Brendan by Thursday evening.

Shannon Bereavement Committee Meeting

June 15, 2015; 7:30 pm;

grief_lossThe Shannon Bereavement Committee Meeting will take place at The Health Centre on Monday 15th June at 7.30pm.

Msza św w języku polskim / Polish Mass

June 14, 2015; 5:00 pm;

polish mass

Msza św w języku polskim w miesiącu czerwcu będzie odprawiona 14.06.2015 o godz. 1700.

Fr. Dariusz Pląsek, will celebrate Mass in Shannon for the Polish community Sunday 14th June at 5pm in SS John & Paul Church with confessions from 4.30pm. Please let any member of the Polish community know.

Feast of St. Anthony

June 13, 2015;

st-anthonyFeast of St. Anthony Mass with Blessing of lilies and of children in Mary Immaculate Church on Saturday 13th June at 12 noon Mass.

Diocesan Apostolic Workers Annual Display of Work

June 12, 2015; 3:00 pm;

img_1757The Apostolic Workers Diocesan Display of Work will take place in The Scout Hall, Ennis, on Friday 12th June at 3pm which will continue on Saturday 13th June.

Feast of the Sacred Heart

June 12, 2015;

Sacred_Heart_of_JesusThe Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a moveable feast, which means that it depends on the date of Easter Sunday. It is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost Sunday, which falls on the 50th day of Easter.

Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

June 12, 2015 12:00 am to June 20, 2015 12:00 am.

Our-lady-of-perpetual-helpThe Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help takes place at Mount St. Alphonsus, Limerick from June 12th to June 20th 2015. There will be 10 Celebrations each day: the first celebration at 7am and the final celebration at 10.30pm.

You can view any of the celebrations by clicking here.

St. Anthony’s Triduum of Prayer

June 10, 2015; 9:30 am; June 11, 2015; 9:30 am; June 12, 2015; 9:30 am;

cletusOur Annual Triduum of Prayer in honour of St. Anthony will begin on Wednesday 10th June with Mass at 9.30am in Mary Immaculate Church. Our days of Prayer will be led by Fr. Cletus ofm.  All welcome!

St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society Meeting

June 8, 2015; 7:30 pm;

stjosephs-ypsSt. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society Meeting will take place on Monday 8th June after the 7pm Mass in SS John & Paul Church.

Blood Donation Clinic

June 8, 2015 6:00 pm to June 10, 2015 9:00 pm.

Give BloodThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Bunratty Castle Hotel, on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th June between 6pm-9pm.

3,000 units of blood are required every week. 1,000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1 in 4 of our population require blood at some point in their life yet only 3% of our population give blood. This is not enough.
The giving of blood is painless and harmless and your blood will help to save lives. New Blood Donors are urgently needed. If you are not in a position to donate blood yourself, you still can help by encouraging someone you know to do so.

Pastoral Council Meeting

June 3, 2015; 8:00 pm;

pastoral_councilThe Pastoral Council Meeting will take place in the Jubilee Chapel on Wednesday 3rd June at 8pm.

State Exams Begin

June 3, 2015;

examcafeOn Wednesday 3rd June our young people begin their exams. We, as a Parish community, support them by our prayers. The weekly St. Anthony’s Novena on Tuesday at 9.30am Mass will include prayers for students doing exams.

Mass for Exam Students

June 1, 2015; 9:00 pm;

examcafeWe invite all those doing Junior and Leaving Cert exams to a special Mass seeking intercession for them on Bank Holiday Monday at 9pm in SS John & Paul Church. St. Anthony’s Shrine in Mary Immaculate Church has lovely prayer cards available for exam students and at the shrine in both churches.

Annual Mass in Lemenagh Cemetery

May 26, 2015; 8:00 pm;

Lemenagh CemeteryThe Annual Mass in Lemenagh Cemetery will be celebrated on Tuesday 26th May at 8pm.

All welcome!

Sacrament of First Holy Communion for St. Aidan’s School

May 23, 2015; 11:00 am;


Sacrament of First Holy Communion for St. Aidan’s School
in SS John & Paul Church
on Saturday 23rd May
at 11am

Blessing of New Life

May 13, 2015; 9:00 pm;

blessingnewlifeAll parents who are expecting a baby are invited to the twice yearly Blessing of Expectant Mothers in the Jubilee Chapel of Mary Immaculate Church on Wednesday 13th May at 9pm. Please share this information with any expectant parents that you know

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