25 February 2024 - Newsletter

Newsletter 250224

✝ February 25 - second Sunday of Lent ✝

🙏“Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, ‘This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.’” (Mark 9:7)

Listen to God’s beloved Son and how he teaches us to contemplate the beauty of Creation. How does the way of living and the actions of Jesus Christ in the Gospels inspire you to be more in touch with the Earth and with the poor?

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17 February 2024

Interpreting the gospel

Sr Mary Geraldine is holding weekly sessions on Wednesday mornings after 10.00am mass with the purpose of interpreting the forthcoming Sunday's gospel.  All welcome to join in. 

Tips for Reading and Interpreting Scripture

  • Let the text interpret itself. In other words, try not to come to a text with a preconceived idea. ... 
  • Understand the context of the text. Perhaps the greatest way that we could incorrectly handle God's Word is by taking it out of context. ... 
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14 February 2024

Desert Garden 2024

Creation of our desert garden began on Ash Wednesday with the placing of sand on a tarpaulin. 

Each week symbols will be added to it leading up to the erection of a tomb for Good Friday and an Easter Garden from Easter Sunday 

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10 February 2024

Pray the Ecological Way of the Cross

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14th 

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10 February 2024

Programmes to support our Lenten Journey

Lent commences with Ash Wednesday on February 14

Details of Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible & Desert Day in Lent; “Come back to me with all your heart”  two programmes on offer at Limerick Diocesan Centre St Munchins Corbally are attached.

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09 February 2024 - Newsletter

Newsletter 18022024

Established in 1973 by the Irish Bishops, Trόcaire has changed the lives of tens of millions of people around the world over the past five decades. Its annual Lenten appeal sees the iconic Trócaire Box displayed in hundreds of thousands of schools, churches, and homes all over the country in the build up to Easter.

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05 February 2024 - Newsletter

Newsletter 11022024

Ash Wednesdsy falls this year on February 14 which of course is also St. Valentine's Day 

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04 February 2024

Diocesan Trip to Lourdes

The Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage is back in its full capacity for 2024, bringing a full team of workers and assisted pilgrims.  If you know someone (family member, neighbour, friend etc) who would like to travel as part of our assisted pilgrim section please let them know.   Christmas may even be an opportunity for people to give a gift of a trip to Lourdes to a family member. Further information available from Limerick Diocesan Office on 061-350000.


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01 February 2024 - Newsletter

Newsletter 04022024

We will begin our Lenten journey with a
reflective prayer service – titled
Friday 16th February following 10.00am Mass
This will take approx. 15/20 Mins at the
beginning of the Eucharistic Adoration.

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21 January 2024 - Newsletter

Newsletter 28012024

Next week is a busy week in the church calendars as we celebrate some well known Feast Days:

January 31 St John Bosco founder of Salesian Order

February 1 St. Brigid Patrioness Saint of Ireland 

February 2 Presentation of the Lord.  It is also referred to as Candlemas Day when candles are blessed

February 3 St Blaise known for healing of the sick.  Throats are blessed on this day & will be offered at weekend masses 

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12 January 2024 - Newsletter

Newsletter 21012024

Catholic Schools Week will take place
from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 January
2024 on the theme of Catholic Schools as Communities of Service  

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09 January 2024

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2023

Shoebox Appeal was very successful this year & 176,465 boxes have left Ireland to  be distributed worldwide.

Limerick City boxes are going to Albania & Eswatini, a country in Southern Africa.

This appeal is popular in our community and many boxes have left Caherdavin.  Many thanks for your support.

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08 January 2024

Diocese of Limerick overview 2023

Report attached 


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07 January 2024 - Newsletter

Newsletter 14012024

Feast of St Ita, the second patron Saint of our Diocese, is celebrated on Monday January 15. She was born in Waterford in 475 AD & died in Killeedy Co Limerick on January 15 570 AD

Legend has it that Ita was lead to Killeedy by three heavenly lights. The first was at the top of the Galtee mountains, the second on the Mullaghareirk mountains and the third at Cluain Creadhail. Her sister Fiona also went to Killeedy with her and became a member of the community.

Christian Unity week begins on Thursday January 18.  The chosen theme this year is ‘You shall love the Lord your God… and your neighbour as yourself’ (Lk 10:27). 

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02 January 2024 - Newsletter

Newsletter 07012024

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

End of Christmas Season

The Christmas season runs from evening prayer I of Christmas until the Sunday after Epiphany or after 6 January, inclusive. "38. The Sunday falling after 6 January is the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

We hope our parishioners had a lovely Christmas & New Year celebration.

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29 December 2023

Feast of St Munchin January 3

Jan 3rd is the patronal feast day for the Diocese of Limerick, being the feast day of St Munchin (Bishop) who is one of our diocesan patron saints; the other being St Ita whose feast day is January 15th.
We pray on this day for Bishop Brendan Leahy in his ministry as successor of St Munchin

Lord God,

may the light which brightened the world at the birth of Christ your Son 

continue, we beseech you, to overcome all darkness,

and, by the prayers of Saint Munchin, 

may it guide our steps into the way of peace. 

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.


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27 December 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 31122023

This is the last newsletter of 2023

We look forward with joyful anticipation to 2024.  Let's hope it will be a more peaceful and sustainable one for Planet Earth. 

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18 December 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 24122023

Wishing all our parishioners a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas

Masses for Advent Week 4 Christmas Eve 

Normal mass times 6.30pm December 23; 10.30am & 12.00pm Sunday 24

Masses for Christmas are:

6.00pm & 8.00pm Sunday 24 Dec

10.30am & 12.00pm Christmas Day Monday 25th 

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14 December 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 17122023

Advent Week 4 Christmas Eve 

Normal mass times 6.30pm December 23; 10.30am & 12.00pm Sunday 24

Masses for Christmas are:

6.00pm & 8.00pm Sunday 24 Dec

10.30am & 12.00pm Monday 25 Dec

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02 December 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 03122023

Season of Advent begins this weekend 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Friday December 8 Masses at 6.30pm Thursday 7 (vigil mass) & 10.00 Friday December 8 

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01 December 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 09122023

Carol service takes place in church on Thursday 14th at 7.0pm Come along to what promises to be an entertaining evening.

There will be a voluntary collection for following two worthy charities:

Oscar's  Kids an International childhood cancer charity helping children and their families on both sides of the Atlantic.

Mid West Cancer Foundation. All donations are used in this region to enhance services for patients attending the Cancer Centre at the University Hospital Limerick and for research at the University of Limerick.

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21 November 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 191123

World Day of Poor Sunday Nov 19

Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor”. The theme for this year's World Day of the Poor invites us to take responsibility for those who are in search of dignity.

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16 November 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 261123

Sunday November 26 is the Feast of Christ the King

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13 November 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 121123

Annual mass for deceased of our parish will take place next Saturday evening Nov 18 at 6.30 mass

A special remembrance service will also take place during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday 17th at 10.30am 

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29 October 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 291023

In November we remember our dear departed 

Wednesday 1st All Saints Day Vigil mass 6.30pm Tuesday Oct 31 & mass Wednesday 1st Nov at 10.00

Thursday 2nd Nov All Souls Day

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26 October 2023 - Newsletter

Retreat by Fr Joe Hayes




 in the Parish Centre, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Ennis Road

 9.30am to 4.30pm

 Lunch will be provided.

 Donation is €20.00.

 You are most welcome to join us

Further info 087 4284546

 Knights of Saint Columbanus

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17 October 2023

Synod of Bishops Rome 2023

The first session of Synod of Bishops opens on October 4th and will continue until October 29th

In a change from recent synods, Pope Francis has broken the general assembly into two sessions, one to be held in October 2023 and the second in October 2024. According to Cardinal Mario Grech, the head of the Vatican's synod office, conclusions will be reached only after the second session in 2024.


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16 October 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 221023

This Sunday Oct 22 is Mission Sunday

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09 October 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 151023

Mission Sunday collection takes place on weekend of October 22/23.

Donations are collected at these worldwide Masses and they go, in their entirety, to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor.

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07 October 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 08102023

October 9 Feast of St John Henry Newman His Feast Day celebrates the date in 1845 that he converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism.

Prayer of Blessed John Henry Newman

 O Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, Lord, in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at the last.


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01 October 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 01102023

October is dedicated to the Rosary & the Missions

St Francis of Assisi Feast Day Wednesday 4th


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23 September 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 240923

The Annual Coffee Morning for Milford Hospice will take place on Thursday September 28th in Boy Scouts hall after mass.

We hope you can join us & donate to this very worthy charity. 

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18 September 2023

Season of Creation Tree Planting

Responding to the Cry of the Earth through Tree Planting
‘All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.’ (Laudato Sí 14

National Tree Day is on October 7 so get planting if you have space for one

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15 September 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 100923

Friday September 15 is Feast of our Lady of Sorrows The Seven Sorrows of Mary are a popular religious theme and a Catholic devotion. In Christian imagery, the Virgin Mary is portrayed sorrowful and in tears

What are the 7 sorrows of Mary in order?

The First Sorrow: The Prophecy of Simeon and Anna

  • The Second Sorrow: The Flight into Egypt. ... 
  • The Third Sorrow: The Loss of the Child Jesus. ... 
  • The Fourth Sorrow: The Condemnation of Jesus. ... 
  • The Fifth Station: The Crucifixion of Jesus. ... 
  • The Sixth Station: The Retrieval of Jesus' Body. ... 
  • The Seventh Station: The Burial of Jesus.
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14 September 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 170923

We are sad to learn of the passing of Carol Fuller.

Carol was a very talented member of our choir and we were blessed with the privilege of hearing her beautiful voice for many years. 

We express our deepest sympathy to her husband Eamon & family 



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25 August 2023

Autumn 2023 Pastoral Outreach Programme

Details of upcoming courses are attached.

if you wish to partake in any of the courses, here is the registration link:

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23 August 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 030923

Feast of the nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday 8th is highlight this week

our Indian summer is very welcome! 

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21 August 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 270823

Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man! Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church.
And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. 

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21 August 2023

Volunteers required

"The Harvest is rich but the labourers are few"

We require volunteers to become new Readers and Eucharistic Ministers.  If you would like to become involved, please leave your name with Sacristan Ann Marie Mitchell 061 455514 or Email

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17 August 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 200823

We hope our young parishioners enjoy the last days of their summer holidays before schools & colleges re-open 

Very best of luck to all Leaving Certificate students awaiting their results on Friday August 25.

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12 August 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 130823

We proclaim and define it to be a dogma revealed by God that the immaculate Mother of God, Mary ever virgin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven.[2]

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01 August 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 060823

The Transfiguration of the Lord [A] “Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” August 6th is the date of the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord on Mount Tabor.

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21 July 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 300723

From 8am on Reek Sunday July 30, Mass will be celebrated on the hour outside the chapel on the summit of Ireland's Holy mountain Croagh Patrick Westport Co Mayo

This year’s Reek Sunday pilgrimage has also been designated a key event in the Year for Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood which is taking place across Ireland in 2023 & 2024


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14 July 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 230723

Celebrating World Grandparents & Elderly Day 23 July

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03 July 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 090723

Enjoy the summer holidays & stay safe when near water 

Hopefully sunshine & dry weather will return soon

Some water tips from RNLI attached

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01 July 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 160723

In 2021, Pope Francis declared World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, to take place annually on the fourth Sunday of July, neighboring the memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

 Bishop Brendan Leahy will lead the Third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly at Knock
on Sunday 23rd July.
Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm and Mass at 3.00pm followed by Procession

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01 July 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 020723

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26 June 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 250623

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18 June 2023

Day for Life 2023

Day for Life is celebrated this year on Sunday 18 June. The theme is ‘Listen to Her’ and focuses on the experience of one Catholic woman in the aftermath of abortion. It tells of her journey towards healing.  The hope is that this will help people to listen, to understand and to respond with compassion.

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18 June 2023 - Newsletter

Newsletter 180623

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