✝ 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?Read More
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. ...
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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 massesRead More
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.Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
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
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.
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 25thRead More
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.Read More
FINDING GOD IN OUR SECULAR AND PLURALISTIC WORLD"
RETREAT BY FATHER JOE HAYES S.J.
SATURDAY, 11TH NOVEMBER
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 ColumbanusRead More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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 oneRead More
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.
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
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.
"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 email@example.comRead More
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
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
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.Read More