Feast of St. Brigid

We celebrate the Feast of St. Brigid on 1st February.
Brigid was born in AD 450 at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland.  Her father, Dubhthach, was a pagan chieftain of Leinster and her mother, Broicsech, was a Christian. Brigid spent her earlier life cooking, cleaning, washing, and feeding the animals on her father’s farm.…

Ennis Parish Primary School Enrolment for the School Year 2022 – 2023

Schools’ Agreed Application System
Parents/Guardians wishing to enrol their children into Junior Infants (2nd Class in the Holy Family Senior School) are advised that application forms are available from each school on their websites or by email request. The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is Thursday 3rd February.
The agreed…

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022

It is hoped to have a Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. Dates have yet to be finalised.
However, given the continued presence of Covid-19 and in accordance with best practice at this time, the pilgrimage will not accommodate sick or assisted pilgrims in 2022.
Sick and assisted pilgrims will be able to…

Catholic Schools Week 2022

Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated in schools across the island of Ireland from Sunday 23 January – Sunday 30 January. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2022 is ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’.
During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools are invited to participate in a week of celebration of…

Christmas Teabags -A Word of Thanks!

A word of thanks and appreciation for your support for our Christmas teabag appeal in aid of the Cathedral Renovation Appeal. €4,458  was raised in the appeal this year. We are very grateful to all those who bought teabag sachets to share Christmas wishes and thoughts with family and friends all over the world.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January, the octave of St Peter and St Paul. The prayer and theme ‘We saw His Star in the East’ for Christian Unity week 2022 has been prepared by the churches of the Middle East, the history of which…

Parish Calendar 2022

Our Parish calendar is available at all churches this weekend. Please take one for your home.

Carols for Christmas 2021

The Ennis Cathedral singers, musicians, and readers gathered on Monday 27th December at 6.00 pm for an hour of festive music, carols, and poetry. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season, we were invited to sit back, reflect and enjoy the music of this celebratory season. Entry was free but the…

Christmas at the Cathedral 2021

Our beautiful Cathedral was home to a number of Christmas Masses as we celebrated the birth of Jesus.  We thank all who contributed to making the ceremonies so special at SS Peter & Paul Cathedral this Christmas.

Christmas Eve Miscellany with the Poor Clares, Ennis

Many thanks to the Poor Clare Sisters for kindly sharing their Christmas Eve Preparation with us in this video.
In this sequence we listen to the singing of:
Behold a Virgin
The Christmas Eve Martyrology
Angels we have heard on high
Silent Night
Adeste Fidelis