Share a Cup of Warm Wishes this Christmas!

At just €3 for 1 or €5 for 2 with all proceeds going to the Cathedral Restoration Fund, these little locally handmade sachets are a novel Christmas stocking filler to send to a friend or relation who can’t be with you on Christmas Day! On sale in the Parish Office, Friary Office, and selected local…

Welcome Back to Mass!

It is wonderful that, from Tuesday 1st December, we can gather together again as a parish community to celebrate Mass albeit with reduced numbers. We are very conscious of the need for all parishioners to be vigilant and observe the regulations asked of us for the good of the public health of everybody.

Please wear…

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal

St. Vincent de Paul’s annual appeal takes place at this time of year. The month of December is the time when 70% of annual donations are received and it is also the busiest time for volunteers.

Covid has created a higher than usual level of anxiety and pressure for people. This year 2,300 requests have…

Reaching Out This Christmas

If you have a family member away from home this Christmas and would like them to receive a Christmas card from the parish, please place their name and full postal address in the box at the back of the Cathedral only before 8th December.

Fr. Paddy Culligan R.I.P.

Fr Paddy was a native of Killimer, Co. Clare and was a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe for 62 years.  He was a past pupil of St Flannan’s College, Ennis. He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth where he was ordained on 22nd June 1958.
His first appointment in 1958…

Religious Gifts available at the Parish Office

Large selection of Christmas gifts, candles, baby gifts, grave ornaments, rosary beads and much more……….

Cathedral House Renovation

Work on the refurbishment and restoration of the parish house on the grounds of the Cathedral will begin in the coming week.
Built in 1878, this house, (a listed building), has been home to 64 priests in its 142-year history. In its long history, the house has only been subject to major renovation on…

From A Distance Concert Series

We are delighted to announce that From A Distance Concerts are back starting this Sunday at 3pm. Kicking off with Philomena & Michael O’Brien. Tune in on Facebook, on the parish webcam or parish radio. This event is being sponsored by Clare Cultural Companions.

Matt Talbot Shrine in Ennis Cathedral

A new Matt Talbot shrine has been erected in the Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul, Ennis. A specially commissioned picture telling the story of Matt’s life was created by local artist Noreen Flynn.
It tells of Matt’s whole life, his struggle with alcohol, of poverty, theft as he stole to buy drink, and…

Friary & Poor Clare Heating Fund Appeal

It is winter time again and both the Franciscan Friary and Poor Clare Sisters would appreciate your kind generosity for heating both the Friary and Poor Clare Monastery. All contributions to the heating fund will be very much appreciated.
Each year the Friars and Sisters depend on the generosity of the people and assure…