Consecration of Columbarium in Ennis Cathedral

On Thursday 21st October Bishop Fintan Monahan consecrated the Columbarium in the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul Ennis. This is the first Cathedral in Ireland to have a Columbarium, a place where the cremated remains of loved ones can be interred.
Eternum Columbarium is the company that provides this facility for churches and the…

Synod on Synodality

During a liturgical celebration in the Vatican last Sunday, Pope Francis opened the first phase of the 16th Synod of Bishops which will meet in Rome in 2023 and whose theme is:
For a Synodal Church Communion, Participation and Mission
Pope Francis invites everyone, including you to participate in the first…

Our Parish Columbarium – A Place of Prayer and Repose

During mid-October 2021 work was completed on our parish Columbarium, located in the back of the Cathedral in what was once the Mortuary Chapel. Many of you will remember when remains of loved ones were brought to the Mortuary Chapel on the evening before the funeral.  In those days, remains were never before the altar…

Happy Birthday Bro Seán

Congratulations to Bro Seán McNamara, Christian Brothers Community, Ennis, who celebrates his 94th Birthday today. He was greeted at Mass this morning by Cathedral Sacristan, Rebecca Brown.

Happy Birthday Fr. Joy!

We wish Fr. Joy a very happy and joyous birthday as he celebrates today! Ad multos annos!

Preparing For The Synodal Journey

On Sunday 17th October all the Dioceses in Ireland begin the Synodal Pathway which Pope Francis has requested worldwide.
Pope Francis speaks of “Synod” as “journeying together”, truly listening to each other and together identifying the path along which Christ is leading us.
Pope Francis has chosen the theme “Communion, Participation, and Mission.”
Bishop Fintan…

Mission Month

October and World Mission Sunday is a time for the faithful to show their appreciation towards the work of overseas missionaries and those who have left home to come and minister to us in our parish and diocese. The generosity we share during Mission Month will help missionaries survive in over 1,100 struggling dioceses, mostly…

Ennis and Clare: Lest We Forget

Ennis and Clare: Lest We Forget is a pictorial history of Ennis and Clare stretching through the 20th Century compiled by Paddy Brennan, and is now on sale in the parish office and local bookshops. Profits from the book go towards the Cathedral Renovation Appeal. As there are only a limited edition in print,  at…

A Sacred Space for Cremated Remains

There has been great interest in the installation of our new Columbarium which will be located in the mortuary chapel and as a result, on Thursday 16th September John Cooke from RTE Radio 1 Drivetime interviewed Joseph and Amanda from Eternum Columbarium, Fr. Tom, and parishioners who have chosen to reserve a niche in the…

Ordination of Antun Pašalić to the Diaconate

Antun, our Seminarian from Croatia, was ordained a Deacon in the Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul Ennis on Wednesday 8th September 2021. The ordaining prelate was Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe. Antun was joined by his brother and his family in the Cathedral and by his parents, brothers, and sisters, online from their…