Farewell and Thank You!

The coming weeks will see some changes to the parish team as the annual Diocesan appointments come into effect. Change is always difficult for all involved, not just the clergy, but also the faithful who have developed a relationship with the priests who serve in their parish through the years.
Fr. John McGovern and…

Bank Holiday Monday Masses

Masses for Bank Holiday Monday will be as normal with the following exceptions:
There will be no 7.40 am Mass in the Cathedral
There will be no 9.30 am Mass in Cloughleigh

Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation

Following guidance from the Munster Bishops Conference, we are now able to advise that we can celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with pupils of Ennis National School on Friday 13th August and on Saturday 21st August with pupils from Gael Scoil. These ceremonies had already been arranged for these dates and will proceed as planned…

Matt Talbot Prayer Society

The Matt Talbot Prayer Society has been created to pray for people who are suffering from any form of addiction; to pray for
all those affected by addiction, gambling, pornography to less acknowledged addictions.
To join Matt Talbot Prayer Society, you are invited to enrol the name of the person to be prayed…

Celebrating with the Poor Clare Sisters in Papua New Guinea

In 1971 the Poor Clares in Ennis sent four sisters, along with four Australian sisters, to Aitape, Papua New Guinea, to establish a new foundation. On 26th July they are celebrating 50 years in the Country. Only four sisters are left of the original group, Clare sisters Regina Lewis from O’Brien’s Bridge and Clare Hanrahan…

Good Wishes for Pope Francis

We pray for Pope Francis and send our good wishes as he recovers from his recent surgery to treat a colon problem at hospital in Rome,  It is the first time the pope has been admitted to hospital since his election in 2013.

Prayer for Healing for Pope Francis and for All Who Are…

Clerical Changes in the Abbey Cluster 

On Wednesday 30th June Bishop Fintan announced Clerical changes for the Diocese of Killaloe. Some of these changes will see new faces in the Abbey Pastoral Area as we say farewell and thanks to Fr. John &  Fr. Dariusz who take up new appointments in other Pastoral Areas. We welcome Fr David Carroll to St.…

Celebrating 65 Years of Priesthood

The Parish of Ennis congratulates two priests of the Killaloe Diocese who celebrate 65 years of priesthood this Thursday 17th June. Canon Seamus Mullen and Canon Brendan O’Donoghue were ordained to the priesthood in St Patrick’s College Maynooth on the 17th June 1956.
Both priests served in the parish of Ennis for 29 years…

Fr. Ger Nash Appointed as Bishop of Ferns

On Friday 11th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Ger Nash, our Diocesan Secretary and Director of Pastoral Planning, as the new Bishop of Ferns.
Fr. Ger has lived in the Abbey Pastoral area and has given great service to the Diocese.  As he travels across the country to…

Poor Clares Re-Opening

The Poor Clare Sisters wish to thank you most sincerely for your understanding and patience during this past lockdown.

We are happy to tell you that we now intend to re-open on a gradual basis, beginning next week, Monday 14th June.

People calling with messages or prayer intentions will be met by a sister at…