St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society Meeting

September 7, 2015; 7:30 pm;

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

First Friday

September 4, 2015;


The sick and housebound will be visited with the sacraments on Friday 4th September. 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.

Care of Creation

September 1, 2015;

Care for CreationPope Francis has announced Tuesday, 1st September, as the first ever world Day of Prayer for Creation. All are invited to pause and reflect on the gift of creation and how each one of us can take simple steps towards caring for this fragile earth we are all called to share. As Mother Teresa once said, if everyone sweeps outside their own door, then the whole street would soon be clean. Tuesday is a day and an opportunity for each one of us to do something positive to protect the earth.

Shannon Total Abstinence Association Meeting

August 31, 2015; 7:30 pm;

ptaaThe Shannon Total Abstinence Association meeting will take place on Tuesday 1st September at 7.30pm at SS John & Paul Church.

All Pioneers and new members most welcome to attend.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15, 2015;


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

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

Saturday Mass Times:
9am & 12.15pm          SS John & Paul Church
11am                             Mary Immaculate Church

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Knock 2015

August 14, 2015 to August 22, 2015.



Knock Shrine 14th – 22nd August, 2015

Twice daily: Afternoon 3.00pm, Evening 8.30pm

Click here to view Novena details

Click here to view the live ceremonies.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival

August 13, 2015 to August 16, 2015.

Y2K Summer2015The largest National Catholic Youth Festival, Youth 2000 Summer Festival, will take place in the Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey in Roscrea from 13th to 16th August. Online booking at

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!

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.

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