The Priests of the diocese will be on their Annual Diocesan In-Service in Loughrea beginning on the evening of Sunday the 15th of October until the afternoon of Wednesday the 18th of October. This is a very important time for priests to be together and to engage in on-going personal and pastoral development. It is also a time for the priest of the diocese to respond the synodal invitation of Pope Francis for priests to engage ministry in a discerned and reflective way. It is hoped that all priests in active ministry would be completely free from pastoral engagements during this time. Should the need arise a panel of retired priests have kindly agreed to provide emergency cover during these days. In the unlikely event where this cover might not be available, we are hoping where possible, that funerals would be suspended until priests returns form their in-service on Wednesday afternoon. In parishes where training has taken place a Liturgy of the Word will replace the daily Mass.
In the Tradaree Pastoral Area liturgies will be on at the following time
Newmarket on Fergus: Our Lady of the Rosary Church – Monday and Wednesday Mass at 10.00. Tuesday Liturgy of the Word at 10.00. An hours Adoration to follow on each morning.
Shannon: Mary Immaculate Church: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Mass at 10.00.
Sixmilebridge: St. Finnachta’s Church, Monday, and Wednesday Liturgy of the Word at 10.00. Tuesday Mass at 10.00.