Lourdes Autumn Pilgrimage: Due to great demand for the Autumn pilgrimage a second aircraft has been secured for the Autumn Pilgrimage on Sunday 7th October returning Friday 12th October. €679 pps with €10 discount for online booking to joewalshtours.ie
The Diocese of Killaloe is developing openings for two new lay volunteer ministries in the Diocese. Training programmes for the Ministry of Catechist and the Ministry of Pastoral Care will begin in the Autumn. These new ministries, open to women and men, will be of interest to those already involved or those wishing to be more involved in the life
Very Rev. Fr. Tom Hogan PP Ennis to be Co-PP Birr and Vicar Forane of the Brendan Pastoral Area 14, residing in Birr.
Very Rev. Brendan Quinlivan, Adm, Tulla, based in Ennis to be Co-PP and Vicar Forane for Pastoral Area 7 to now reside in Tulla.
Very Rev. Tom O’Gorman, Adm, Cloughleigh to be Co-PP, Abbey Pastoral Area 5,
Eucharistic Ministers & Readers are still needed for Clooney Church. If you are interested in either of these ministries please leave your name and contact details into Clooney Sacristy.
Ennis Parish, led by Fr Tom Hogan, will make a pilgrimage to Italy on October 15-22. They will fly from Dublin to Bari in the
heel of Italy and spend the first three nights at the shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo. This is a very special year as it is the
50th anniversary of the death of
Dates of a number of Pilgrimages, starting and returning to Shannon (a) Lourdes, Killaloe Diocesan –28th June-1st July. Book Fr. Tom Ryan 061-364133.
(b) Medjugorje – 5th to 12th Sept. Fr O’Gorman Spiritual Director. Jim: 085 7385385.
(c) Medjugorje – 12th to 19th Sept. Second of two pilgrimages to the shrine.
(d) Lourdes – Killaloe Diocesan – 7th to 12th
A programme of courses for couples preparing for marriage, organised by Accord, the Catholic Marriage Advisory Service, will be held in the Diocese of Killaloe during 2018. The courses are held at week-ends and each couple should book their place well in advance, for one of the (two-day) modules. Places limited. The venue for the courses is the Parish Centre,
Some facts and statistics which make stark reading and give us a sense of the extent of the changes that are needed:
• Six parishes in the diocese (Killaloe) currently have no resident priest;
• An additional 12 parishes would have no priest if it wasn’t for the generosity of service of many working beyond the age of 75;
Our parish has started a Bereavement Support Group. It is hoped to be able to offer parishioners who are bereaved our condolences and support, on behalf of the parish. If you wish to join the group, please call 086 3130656.