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Pilgrimage to Italy ~ 15th – 22nd October ’18

Ennis Parish, led by Fr Tom Hogan, will make a pilgrimage to Italy 15th – 22nd October.

They will fly from Dublin to Bari in the heel of Italy and spend the first three nights at the shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo.

This is a very special year as it is the 50th anniversary of the death of Padre Pio and the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the stigmata, the wounds of Christ, on

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Prayer for Preparation to Study

Lord, I know you are with me and love me.

Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.

Help me to focus on my books and notes,

keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use

of this time that is available to me.

Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying ,

and help me to remember it when the time comes.

Above all, I thank you

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All Clerics and Religious are Mandated persons.

The Children First Act 2015 places a legal obligation on them, to report child protection concerns to Tusla – Child and Family Agency.

These mandated persons must also assist Tusla, on request, in its assessment of child protection concerns about children who have been the subject of a mandated report

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Clarecastle Tidy Towns

Clarecastle’s detailed 2018 application with 20 project updates, pictures, images and maps was submitted to Tidy Towns HQ, this week.

Volunteers are now needed to support light cleaning, weeding and painting projects.

Tidy Towns & Community Development personnel are now preparing a further €200,000 Grant Application under the Towns and Villages Renewal Scheme with support from Clare County Council’s  planning and engineering departments.

This ongoing support and continued additional funding from the Council’s executives are essential elements in completing streetscape

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World Meeting Of Families 2018 ~ Registrations & Ticketing

At the moment the tickets for the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday Night and the Closing Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday afternoon are not available on general release until consultations with the relevant statutory agencies on capacity, transport, security, safety and other issues are completed.

When these tickets become available they will be free.  In other words there is no change to the status on the general release of tickets.

Those asking about tickets should

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Clare Prolife Groups – “Lifts for Life” scheme

The Clare Prolife Groups have a “Lifts for Life” scheme which is created to help prolife voters, who have no means of transport.

If you need a lift to the polling station, we will do our best to send a driver your way.

We also need drivers to help take people in their locality, to the polling station.

If you are looking for a lift or willing to help out as a driver please contact 086-1908318 or 083-8892137.

Or visit

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May Devotions

May Devotions in honour of Our Lady

We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during May.

Claremount Grotto, Rosary daily at 8pm

Ballybeg Grotto,  Rosary daily at 8pm

Ballyea Grotto, across from the Church,  Rosary daily at 7pm

Bring Flowers of the Rarest

Bring flowers of the rarest

bring blossoms the fairest,

from gardens and woodlands

and hillside and dale;

Our full hearts are swelling,

our glad voices telling

the praise of the loveliest

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Adopted Adults

Peer support group for Adults that were adopted.

This takes place the last Tuesday of every month in Ennis from 7pm – 9pm.

If interested in attending please contact 087 921 2530 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday for more details.