Clare Roots Society Book Launch

On Wednesday 22nd March Clare Roots Society launched its latest publications:
Hermitage by Joe Shannon,
and Erasmus Smith House, incorporating Harmony Row, St Anthony’s Terrace, and Springfield, by Lucille Ellis.
The launch took place in the Parish Centre after Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral for all deceased residents of Heritage, Harmony…

Matt Talbot Novena

The Annual Matt Talbot Novena, praying for all suffering or sharing in the life of addictions, continues each Wednesday during Lent at 7.00pm in SS Peter & Paul Church, Tulla. Fr Ger Jones will be the preacher on Wednesday 29th March.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

The day began when Bishop Fintan held the traditional blessing of the Shamrock for members of the 22nd Infantry Battalion Association before celebrating Mass with pupils and teachers from Rice College leading the Liturgy in music, dancing, and singing. The students took part also in the readings and prayers as Gaelige. The celebrations continued with…

Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Bishop Fintan will lead the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 27th June, returning Sunday 2nd July. The cost is €809 including flight, airport transfers, full board with three meals a day, and sanctuary levy. For more information and bookings, please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410800 or email

Turkey and Syria Emergency Appeal – Thank You!

Last weekend, we held an Emergency Appeal to help victims of the earthquake in Syria/Turkey. Your wonderful generosity raised €20,360. Thank you for responding so generously.

Enrolment of the Elect

On Sunday 26th February, Nicholas from Zimbabwe, who is preparing for Baptism on Holy Saturday night, signed the Book of the Elect at the 9.30am Mass.
Please keep him and all preparing for Baptism in your prayers. Our picture shows Fr. Tom, Nicholas, and Andy Tierney from RCIA who is accompanying Nicholas on his…


This year Trócaire celebrates 50 years of reaching out to the poor and working for social justice in parts of the world where poverty and injustice exist. Through the generosity of Irish people over the past 50 years, the quality of life has improved for so many people.
The Trócaire Lenten Campaign begins this…


Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It is a time of reflection, penance, and preparation for the celebration of Easter. We are asked to simplify our lives. Just as lent asks us to live simply as individuals, so it calls us to worship more simply as a community.
We will not pray the Gloria or…

World Day of the Sick in Lourdes

The day began with Mass at the Grotto at 7.30am. At 10.00am the recently ordained Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes, Bishop John Marc, was the principal celebrant at the International Mass for the Sick in which 15,000 people gathered in the underground basilica to pray for all who are sick and in need of healing…

Fr Michael Visits Ennis

Ireland’s newest Priest recently ordained Fr Michael McCaul from Derry, returned to Ennis this weekend to celebrate Mass in St Joseph’s Church for pupils from Ennis CBS where Fr Michael is a past pupil. After Mass, the newly ordained priest gave his blessing to all present. Please pray for Fr Michael as he begins his…