Creative Writing Competition – Pray for Protection

Published on April 2, 2020

This is an invitation to everyone to take part in a creative writing competition.  I’m asking you to do a bit of reflecting at home and to put pen to paper and compose in your own words a prayer, poem, short story, or reflection for protection. There is no limit to the number of words.…

First Communion and Confirmation 2020

Published on March 30, 2020

Please read the following notice in regard to First Communion and Confirmation ceremonies as agreed with our Primary School Principal’s. It is also posted on our Facebook feed.

May God keep us safe!


Good afternoon everyone and I hope I find you safe and well, I encourage you to continue to play your part…

Updated Restrictions due to Covid-19

Published on March 28, 2020

With a heavy heart we have been instructed by the Munster Bishops to close our Church’s until Easter Sunday April 12th.  The only exception is for a funeral with immediate family only.  We ask that you comply with this.  This is due to the updated restrictions placed by the HSE and government on Friday March…

Webcam and Parish Radio

Published on March 28, 2020

Do join us for our daily and Sunday Masses (all broadcast from SS John and Paul Church) on our webcam feed on and the parish radio on 105.6FM band.  We are mindful there are sound issues on the webcam, so we suggest if the sound on the webcam isn’t perfect, watch the web feed…

Summer Time Begins!

Published on March 28, 2020

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward 1 hour this Saturday night.  The evening’s will be getting brighter and we ask God to keep us safe.

Shannon Bereavement Support Group

Published on March 25, 2020

Shannon Bereavement Support Group are very conscious that members of our parish community have been bereaved over the past few weeks. Since we are unable to visit you, we would like to reassure you that we remember you and your loved ones at this sad time.

Prayer for the Bereaved: God of love and mercy, embrace…


Published on March 25, 2020

Please note that all Parish Baptisms are cancelled up to 19th April when hopefully, they can be rescheduled at this time.

First Friday Visits

Published on March 25, 2020

Due to particular restrictions at this time in terms of public ministry, First Friday visits by the Priests of the Parish are suspended. If you are a First Friday person, please be assured you will be called on when we are cleared to do so! Fr. Arnie.

Funerals in Shannon Parish

Published on March 25, 2020

Due to new updated restrictions, funerals will now be celebrated with family members only. All funerals will be celebrated in SS John & Paul Church because of the facilities of the webcam and parish radio. We offer our condolences to all those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in our Parish during…

Pastoral Statement to clergy of Killaloe diocese – Bishop Fintan Monahan – March 24th, 2020

Published on March 25, 2020

As we continue to make every effort to mitigate and limit the effects of the COVID 19, Corona virus, I would like to pay tribute to all of you for the generous and committed responses you have given to the calls of the health authorities. Since further restrictions are placed upon us today, I pray…