Feast of Our Lady of Knock

August 21, 2014;

p1010341The annual Novena to our Lady of Knock takes place each day this week at two sessions at 3pm and 8.30pm. Thousands of people from all over the country come to this National Novena. On Friday 15th August the biggest day of the Novena Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP a former Master General of the Dominican Order was the preacher on a day when it was estimated 20,000 people gathered in Knock from early…

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15, 2014;


Friday 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Holy day of obligation and Mass times are:

Thursday – Vigil Mass Time
6.30pm                           SS John & Paul Church

Friday Mass Times:
8.45am                           Airport Oratory
9am & 12.15pm          SS John & Paul Church
11am & 7.30pm          Mary Immaculate Church

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Knock 2014

August 14, 2014 to August 22, 2014.



Knock Shrine 14th – 22nd August, 2014

Twice daily: Afternoon 3.00 pm, Evening 8.30 pm

(Except on Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th when ceremonies commence with Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm)

First Friday

August 1, 2014;


The sick and housebound will be visited with the sacraments on Friday 4th July. 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.
Please note – Fr. Tom will visit the sick in his care on Friday 8th August.

Additional Mass in Convent Oratory at 8am.

Bank Holiday Monday

August 4, 2014;


Bank Holiday Mass
in Mary Immaculate Church
on Monday 4th August
at 12noon

*Please Note – No Evening Mass at 7pm

Reek Sunday 2014

July 27, 2014;

image7Sunday  is Reek Sunday, the traditional day for climbing Croagh Patrick. However throughout the year individuals and groups do the climb in their own time. In this Year of the Holy Name of Jesus, Croagh Patrick has seen a steady increase in pilgrims climbing Ireland’s Holiest mountain.

Invitation to Become a Friend of Shannon Airport

July 16, 2014; 5:30 pm;

Shannon AirportIn response to requests from people asking how they can get involved in supporting Shannon Airport, Neil Pakey CEO of Shannon Airport is facilitating a meeting at the Airport on Wednesday the 16th of July at 5.30pm for people who might be interested in becoming part of a new independent voluntary support group for the Airport.

Friends of Liverpool Airport (FoLA), a well-established organisation which has provided invaluable assistance in the promotion of Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport, will be at the event to offer advice and…

Blood Donation Clinic

July 14, 2014 6:00 pm to July 16, 2014 9:00 pm.

Give Blood

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Bunratty Castle Hotel, on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th July 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.

Knock Shrine Diocesan Pilgrimage

July 7, 2013;

Knock_ShrineOur Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 6th July and will be led by Bishop Kieran. For bus details contact PK Travel at 471111.

Shannon Pioneers Pin Presentation

June 27, 2014; 7:00 pm;


Shannon Pioneers Total Abstinence Association will be celebrated on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, in SS John & Paul Church, Friday 27th June at 7pm. The Pioneer Association was started at Shannon Airport in November 1955. The Pioneer Pin Awards will take place after Mass.

Contact Pat Grue 362629, Seamus McEvoy 363048 or any of the Priests before June 25th as pins have to be ordered.

Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

June 26, 2014 to July 1, 2014.

LourdesBishop Kieran will lead our annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on Thursday 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 Wednesday evening.

Feast of Corpus Christi

June 22, 2014;

Priest_EucharistSunday 22nd June is the Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ) which celebrates the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist.

Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

June 13, 2014 12:00 am to June 21, 2014 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 13th to June 21st, 2014.

You can view any of the celebrations by clicking here.

Shannon Bereavement Committee Meeting

May 19, 2014; 7:00 pm;

grief_lossThe Shannon Bereavement Committee Meeting will take place at The Health Centre on Monday 16th June at 7pm.

Trinity Sunday

June 15, 2014;

TrinitySundayTrinity Sunday is celebrated a week after Pentecost Sunday in honour of the Holy Trinity. We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we believe that God is three Persons in one Nature. The three Persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all equally God, and they cannot be divided.

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