Vocations Sunday

This weekend we conclude the Year of Special Prayer for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood. All Cathedrals in Ireland this weekend will hold a special time of prayer.
Here in SS Peter & Paul Cathedral Ennis, we will hold a special hour of prayer from 6pm to 7pm this Sunday, including the Adoration of…

Canon Brendan O’Donoghue R.I.P.

Canon Brendan O’Donoghue, A.P. Tradaree Pastoral Area

Brendan O’Donoghue was born on 10th August 1931 in Dublin. In 1936 his family moved to Ballacolla Co. Laois where he received his First Holy Communion and Confirmation. He attended St. Flannan’s College in Ennis from 1944 to 1949. From 1949 to 1956 he attended seminary at St.…

90th Birthday Celebrations for Fr Pat

On Tuesday 2nd April, Fr Pat Sexton celebrates his 90th birthday. A native of Lissycasey Fr Pat will celebrate 65 years of Priesthood this June . His ministry has seen him serve in Dromore Diocese, Broadford, Kilrush, and Scarriff. He also served as Director of Clarecare. On retirement Fr Pat moved to Ennis where he…

Easter Dawn Mass in Quin Abbey

Quin Abbey was full to capacity as Bishop Fintan celebrated the Dawn Mass on Easter Sunday. Our thanks to the parish of Quin Clooney Maghera for the welcome they gave at 5.30am, to all who came from the Abbey Pastoral Area, and to the Choir of Quin Church under the direction of Una Clune for…

Easter Vigil Mass in the Cathedral

Bishop Fintan led the Parish of Ennis at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night. Our local Scouts lit the Paschal fire and the Cathedral Choir under the leadership of our Cathedral Choir Director Fiona Walsh, sang at the vigil. Friars from the Franciscan Friiary joined the priests of the parish in concelebrating the Mass…

Blessing of Easter Food

On Holy Saturday in Ennis Cathedral Bishop Fintan assisted Fr Jarek OSB, Polish Chaplain, in the Blessing of the Easter Food, a Polish tradition. Many of the Polish community from Ennis and beyond came to celebrate the occasion.

Good Friday in Ennis Parish

Good Friday in Ennis began with the Outdoor Stations of the Cross in Cloughleigh. In brilliant sunshine, people gathered to pray and retrace the last hours of the life of Jesus. Our thanks to Bishop Fintan for the photos.

St. Patrick’s Day 2024

St Patrick’s Day began with the celebration of the Eucharist in the Cathedral led by Bishop Fintan. The students of Rice College enriched the liturgy with prayers, music, song, and dance. Bishop Fintan blessed the Shamnrock with members of the retired Defence Forces and concluded the ceremony with the Blessing of the Roads. The St…

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

We congratulate Fr. Liam McCarthy O.F.M. who celebrates 60 years of Ordination on Thursday 14th March. Fr. Liam a native of Dublin was ordained in Rome on 14th March 1964 and served in many Friaries in Ireland as well as in Rome and in Africa.
Last year, following the closure of Clonmel Friary Fr.…

Congratulations Sr Gabrielle

We congratulate Sr. Gabrielle of the Poor Clares who was elected President of the Irish Poor Clare Federation on Sunday 3rd March.
We assure Sr. Gabrielle of our prayers and support her in her new calling to leadership of the Poor Clares.