Sister Anna will bring Communion this week to the people on the ‘regular’ list, and Fr. Dan will complete the visits next week. If we haven’t been calling to you and you, a family member, or neighbour would like to receive Communion at home, please contact the Office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday – 7793191.


Coastal Rosary for Faith & Life in Ireland

On Sunday October 9th, the annual Coastal Rosary will take place at 2.30pm.  Join thousands of people from around Ireland to pray the Rosary for Life and Faith at our coasts, grottos, rivers, churches, and other suitable places.  Simply sign up a Rosary location at www. or text your location to 087 278 6552.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw: A new 12-month Draw begins this month, with draws on the last Wednesday of each month. The total subscription is €120 – €10 per month.  The first draw takes place Wednesday 28th, so make sure to be in. Please contact the Parish Office, Murphy Victuallers or Liam Reddy.

Free draw: Win a trip to Medjugorje with the Irish Centre
Win one week’s all included package trip to Medjugorje for one person. This includes 7 nights B&B, return airport transfer and flight (up to €300 flight & luggage value). To be in with a chance to win go to our website

Pope John Paul I, pope for only 33 days, in 1978, was beatified last weekend by Pope Francis. This is one of his prayers: ‘Lord, take me as I am, with my defects, with my shortcomings, but make me become what you want me to be’.

The Men for Christ Conference 2022 – a Catholic Conference for Men will be LIVE & EXCLUSIVE on Radio Maria Ireland Saturday 17th September from 2pm.  Speakers for this year’s Conference are Fr. Jamie Twohig SAC, John Pridmore, David Quinn and Fr. Marius O’Reilly.

Next Wednesday, September 14th, we celebrate the discovery of the Cross. This event calls to mind when Saint Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem and uncovered the remains of the cross that Jesus was crucified on. The cross had been buried in the Temple of Aphrodite. During the excavation of the site, three…


Sister De Lourdes Walshe came to Thomastown as part of the Mercy Sisters mission in Thomastown in 1966 and taught in the Girls School until 2001. She was very involved in the life of the Parish. When the Mercy Sisters mission was closed in 2015, she continued to live here until ill health necessitated her…

The Season of Creation 2022 is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. The theme for the Season of Creation 2022 is “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. “I…

Statement from Bishop Nulty on the death of Bishop Seamus Freeman:

Just after lunch today (Saturday, 20 August 2022) I received the call informing me that Bishop Séamus Freeman SAC, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Ossory, had died peacefully in the company of his family at Highfield Healthcare, Dublin. On hearing the news, I thought of the words that Bishop Freeman offered as he retired…