A combination of ‘cocooning’ and the travel restrictions currently in place all around the country mean that many readers of The Sacred Heart Messenger cannot access their monthly ‘little red book’. Therefore, during this coronavirus crisis we are delighted to make the digital edition of The Messenger available FREE OF CHARGE until we return to…

Safeguarding Audit Report

The official report of the Safeguarding Audit which took place in the Diocese from 8th – 10th January is now available. Our parish was one of the three parishes where the reviewers visited. A Sincere thanks to all who gave of their time, input and experience of Safeguarding in our parish during the visit. Sincere…


If you need to speak to an experienced couples & relationships counsellor during this time of unprecedented stress and pressure on family life contact 028 9568 0151 9am—8pm Mon-Frid.


To help Mums, Dads & families, School Teachers and Parishes, through this difficult period of the Corona virus, we are making this catholic videos website completely “FREE” for 60 days.
Visitors can now access the Catholic videos streaming site free-of-charge for 60 days.
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A Guide for the Bereaved – Covid 19

COVID-19: A Guide for the Bereaved The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the usual ways we deal with the loss of a loved one. This guide is concerned with the period from the time a death occurs up to the burial or cremation. It is intended to provide clear advice as to what…

Chrism Mass live from Ennis Cathedral

You are warmly welcome to join us via webcam tomorrow, Holy Thursday at 11.00 am on


for Mass of Chrism.
The Holy Oils will be blessed and…

Update on Meeting of Bishops – Monday, April 6th, 2020

Celebration of Easter Triduum
As a follow-on from the recent ringing of bells it was proposed that from 9.00 pm on Holy Saturday night that Churches would be lit up as a symbol of Christ the light of the World.
It was proposed to recommend to families that a candle representing the light…

Printed Newsletters Available in Local Shops

If you would like a printed copy of the weekly newsletter, some of our local shops have kindly agreed to stock them for us as the Church still remains closed. Last weekend’s newsletter is currently available in Queallys Supervalu, The Corner Shop, Crowleys Garage and Whelans Food store. Thank you to those businesses for helping…

Living with the Corona Virus – A personal view from Bishop Fintan Monahan

A new reality – a new way of living “What strange times we live in” have become the opening words to so many conversations in recent weeks. New terminology has become common place and are almost clichéd by now; “self-isolating”, “social distancing”, “safe-distancing”, “cocooning”, “sanitising”… all reflecting the unprecedented situation we now find ourselves in,…

Memo on Munster Bishops Meeting March 31st

Spiritual Outreach On line The many efforts at local level to reach out to the faithful on-line was highly commended and encouraged

Closure of Churches There has been some feedback about the decision to close Churches in light last Friday’s lockdown.  Regrettable and all as it is, the vast majority of people understand why it was done…