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Christmas Message from Bishop Francis 2020

Christmas Message 2020 A year ago, in preparation for our Diocesan Assembly, I referred to “the joys, anxieties and hopes that come with family life”. Little did we know then the extraordinary challenges that 2020 would entail. We have missed what we value most - people. We miss bein

Remember in November .... Pastoral letter from Bishop Francis.

Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois ‘Remember In November’ – A Pastoral Letter for November 2020 Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois   November is a time to remember and pray for family members, colleagues, neighbours and friends who have died since

Celebrating 175 years of Life in our Church 1845 - 2020


"Celebrating 175 years of Life in our Church" Book available from Sunday 4th October at a cost of €10 from Centra and Gala Drumshanbo.  Mulveys, Carrick on Shannon and The Parochial House, Drumshanbo. 

Bishop Francis will bless our newly refurbished Church this Sunday 4th October.

We welcome Bishop Francis to celebrate Mass on the Feast of his patron Saint  and to bless our newly refurbished Church of St. Patrick.  We ask God to bless, guide and protect him always as he celebrates 7 years as our Bishop this Tuesday.   

Change to Mass times on Saturday evenings from 3rd Oct 2020


Saturday evening Mass time will be changed to 7.00 p.m. from October 3rd 2020  

Prayer for Cemetery Sunday.

Cemetery Prayer. May God's perpetaul light shine upon the faces of all laid to rest here. May the lives they lived in our homes continue to inspire and to guide us on the way. May the memories we carry and share in stories, keep them part of our lives and part of our family. May the gent

Pastoral letter from Bishop Francis on return to public worship.

Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois Return to Public Worship: Pastoral Letter from Bishop Francis Duffy, 28th June 2020 Tomorrow most of our churches will open for public worship for the first time since early March. Thank God and thanks to the care taken by the Irish people that we are this far. I as

Novena to the Sacred Heart. Starts 11th June to 19th June

Sacred Heart of Jesus The needs of your people open your heart in love for each of us You care for us when we are lost Sympathise with us in loneliness And comfort us in mourning You are closest to us when we are weakest You love us most when we love ourselves least You forgive us most when

Day of Prayer and Fasting May 14th 2020 .... Pope Francis

Pope Francsi invites belivers of all religions and people of goodwill to spiritually unite themselves in a Day of prayer, fasting and works of charity to implore the divine to help humanity in overcoming the pandemic caused by coronavirus. This day 14th May will be lived by each one in his/her ow

Prayer for Nightime

Lord You bless us as we rest Restore us as we sleep You care for us as we drift off And make our dreaming sweet. You are the safest place You are the God of Grace Forgiven, loved and held by You  Is each small seed of faith. You kknow our thoughts and feelings You see our deep des

Prayer to Our Lady of Clonfert.

Our Lady of Clonfert Prayer. Our Lady of Clonfert, I come you you, as one of your children, who will never forget the imprtance of a woman like you.  I come because I believe in you.I come to say thanks for the past and the present and ask you to bless me in the future. You know me, you k

Prayers and letter from Pope Francis to the faithful for the month of May

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters,   The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is traditional in this mo

Message from Pope Francis for Vocation Sunday May 3rd

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Vocations, 3 May 2020:   Words of Vocation:  pain, gratitude, encouragement and praise     Dear Brothers and Sisters,   On 4 August last year, the 160th anniversary of the death of the Curé

Pope Francis's interview on the Covid-19 pandemic

Pope Francis was asked about how he is experiencing the Covid-19 Pandemic.   My major concern – at least what comes through my prayer – is how to accompany and be closer to the people of God. Hence the live streaming of

Letter from Fr. Frankie for Easter Sunday 2020

Easter Sunday 2020: When I was in boarding school, all those years ago, it was a long time after Christmas before we got home.          The top of our study desks lifted up.                            &nb

Letter from Fr. Frankie on Holy Week

HOLY WEEK 2020:   We will always remember Holy Week 2020.  No blessing of Palms, no  Foot Washing,  No Altar of Repose, No Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday, no Stations of the Cross in the Garden, no Easter Water or Dawn Mass, no Choir to sing our Easter Alleluia, sadly n

Act of Consecration of Ireland 25th March 2020

ACT OF CONSECRATION OF IRELAND TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY FOR PROTECTION FROM THE CORONAVIRUS Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord 25 March 2020 The Act begins with the recitation of The Angelus. The Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven

Mass on Shannonside at 10 a.m on Sunday 15th March by Bishop Francis.


Bishop Francis will celebrate Mass @ 10.00 a.m. on Shannonside on Sunday 15th March. 

Covid - 19 The Celebration of Weekend and Weekday Masses

Celebration of Masses and Covid - 19 Because of the requirement that indoor gatherings of more than 100 people be avoided, and the difficulties that may arise in achieving this, and always mindful of public safety and those with underlying medical conditions, the following arrangements are to be fo

A Prayer for International Women's Day

Dear God We pray not for us  But for our children Men and women  Like you We love them all equally In every colour and race We know love As you taught us We women Know you better than anyone Because we have children Like you Our Creator God bestow justice upon the world An


CORONAVIRUS PROTECTION PRAYER.  PSALM 91 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. a I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snar

Masses during Lent


Mass will be celebrated each morning Monday to Friday at 7am and each evening Monday @ 7 pm. Mass on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Mass on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

Prayer to St. Brigid

Prayer to St. Brigid Brigid, you were  a woman of peace. You brought harmony where there was conflict. You brought light to the darkness. You brought hope to the downcast May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious.  May the peace be firmly rooted in our hea