The Eucharist - CD


The CD on the Eucharist, produced by the Limerick Diocese, and launched by Senator Ronan Mullen at the Conference on the Eucharist held at Mary Immaculate College, has been created in preparation for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress and it is hoped that this will help people understand more about the Sacrifice of the Mass.

     The CD is free, though a non-obligatory donation would be appreciated to cover costs - it will be available at the Churches in the Diocese of Limerick. Spread the word.

For the use of their music, a special thanks to:
  • The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
  • The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Contact details:

  • The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

 Saint Patrick Friary,                         St. Columba Friary,
64 Delmege Park,                             6 Victoria Place,
   Moyross,                                            Derry  BT48 6TJ,
    Limerick.                                           Northern Ireland.

Tel: 061-458071                              Tel: 287 126 0390

  • The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
  St Joseph's House,
   Graigacurragh – Granagh,
     Co. Limerick.

Canon Wulfran Lebocq         (087) 6916285
Canon Brieuc de La Brosse   (087) 1710696

The Eucharist - Limerick Conference

The Eucharist – Communion with Christ and with One Another
A conference in preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress June 2012
Saturday March 10th 2012

Speakers:  Bishop Donal Murray, Rev. Oliver Treanor (Maynooth College), Mrs. Geraldine Buckley (wife, mother, radio presenter).

Time:               11.00am – 4.00pm 
(10.30am Registration, finishing with Benediction)
Cost:                €30.00 including lunch - payable on day
Venue:             The Halla – Mary Immaculate College

Exhibition Stalls
Memorabilia of 1932 Congress, World Youth Day 2011, Redemptorist Publications; IEC 2012 Information Desk, etc.

A full colour poster is available HERE
 Enquiries: Fr Phonsie Cullinan, Chairperson, Limerick IEC committee.
TIMETABLE:        (Chaired and Presented by Sen. Ronan Mullen)
10.30 am                            Registration
11.00 am                            Opening Prayer
11.05 am                            Rev. Oliver Treanor (Maynooth College)
11.45 am                            Reflection
12.00 noon                          Mrs. Geraldine Buckley
12.35 pm                            Questions & Discussion
1 00 pm                              LUNCH
 2.00 pm                             Bishop Donal Murray followed by Open Forum
 3.30 pm                             Benediction & Prayer led by Bishop Donal Murray

2012 Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Padua, Assisi, & San Giovanni Rotondo

2012 Padre Pio Pilgrimage 

Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Padua, Assisi & San Giovanni Rotondo

(Visiting Shrines of 7 Capuchin & Franciscan Saints)

Led by Fr John Mockler

02 October  ~  7 nights

€819 inc.

DAY 1: Tuesday, 02 October
            Depart Dublin at 07:20a.m. for our flight to Venice. On arrival, our coach will take us to Padua where we will stay in the Hotel Giotto for 1 night with breakfast and an evening meal.

            Padua is an old university town with an illustrious past. Pilgrims come here from all over the world to venerate St Anthony, the Franciscan hermit. Born in Lisbon in 1195, Anthony joined the Franciscan Order when he was 25. He is famous for his preaching and as an extraordinary miracle worker. St Anthony died in Padua at the age of 36 and the magnificent Basilica di Sant'Antonio holds his tomb and relics.

            Because St Anthony was buried on a Tuesday (and many miracles accompanied his funeral), Tuesday is a special day to honour him and many pray a novena to him on thirteen consecutive Tuesdays.

            Whilst in Padua, we also visit the tomb of St Leopold Mandić, who is known as the Saint of Confessional - a man for our time.

DAY 2: Wednesday, 03 October
            We Depart Padua for Assisi, visiting Loreto en route. According to tradition, the house of Nazareth in which Our Lady lived at the time of the Annunciation, now stands in Loreto. A fifteenth century basilica contains the house, encased in a marble shrine beneath its dome.

            We continue on to Assisi where we will stay for 3 nights in the Porziuncola hotel with dinner each evening. We visit the Porziuncola, the little chapel located within the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. St. Francis restored several ruined Churches including the Porziuncola. This little Chapel was much loved by St Francis and became the cradle of the Franciscan Order. St Francis died in his cell near the Porziuncola in October 1226 and from that moment on the Porziuncola has never been abandoned by the friars.

DAY 3: Thursday, 04 October
            Today we celebrate the Feast of St Francis. We visit the impressive 13th century Basilica of St Francis and also the Basilica of St Clare.

Day 4: Friday, 05 October
            Today we visit Citta di Castello and the shrine of the Capuchin nun, St Veronica Giuliani. St Veronica was a mystic who received the Stigmata. We also visit the shrine of Blessed Angela of Foligno. We return to Assisi for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Saturday, 06 October
            Depart Assisi for San Giovanni, stopping in Cascia on the way. Cascia owes its fame to St Rita, the patron Saint of hopeless cases. We visit the monastery where St Rita lived as an Augustinian Nun for 40 years. We also visit the Basilica, which houses the incorrupt body of the Saint. We continue on to San Giovanni Rotondo, where we stay in Centro di Spiritualità Padre Pio (the Centre of Padre Pio’s Spirituality) for 3 nights with Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.

DAY 6: Sunday, 07 October
            This morning we have our introduction to San Giovanni. We visit the English Office where we will hear about the incredible life of St Pio.

            We also the visit main sights in San Giovanni including the Friary, the cell where Saint Pio lived and died, the Crucifix before which Saint Pio received the Stigmata, the old and new Churches and the Way of the Cross.

            In the afternoon, we visit the shrine of Mont Sant'Angelo where Archangel Michael appeared in the 5th Century. This shrine has been an important pilgrimage site over the centuries; many Saints; Popes and Emperors have visited the cave to pray to ask for St Michael’s protection, among them St Francis, St Pio and Blessed John Paul II. We celebrate Mass there.

DAY 7: Monday, 08 October
            Today, our last day, we visit more places associated with the life of St Pio, including the tomb of St Pio.

Day 8: Tuesday, 09 October
            Morning departure from San Giovanni to Naples, for our return flight to Dublin, arriving in Dublin at approximately 2.55p.m.

Transport & Accommodation Included:
•           Dublin-Venice/Naples-Dublin air transportation.
•           1 night accommodation on a half board basis in Hotel Giotto, Padua.
•           3 nights accommodation on a half basis in the Hotel Porziuncola, Assisi.
•           3 nights accommodation on a full board basis in Centro di Spiritualità Padre Pio (the hotel: Centre of Padre Pio’s Spirituality), San Giovanni Rotondo.
•           Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours.

Tours & religious programme included:
•           Visit Padua and Basilica of St Anthony.
•           Visit Shrine of St Leopold Mandić in Padua.
•           Visit Assisi and the Porziuncola Chapel.
•           Visit Basillicas of St Francis and St Clare.
•           Visit relics of Blessed Angela of Foligno in Foligno.
•           Visit Basilica of St Rita in Cascia.
•           Visit shrine of St Veronica Giuliani in Citta di Castello.
•           Visit Holy House of Nazareth in Loreto.
•           Visit the Capuchin Friary in San Giovanni Rotondo.
•           Visit Padre Pio's tomb.
•           Visit Sanctuary of St Michael Archangel in Mont Sant’Angelo

•           Price per person sharing twin/double rooms with facilities.
•           Price is inclusive of taxes and charges.
•           Single rooms are on request at a supplement of €30 per night.
•           A non-refundable deposit of €200 is required for booking.
•           Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours representative for the duration of the tour.

Itinerary and flight details may be subject to change

Joe Walsh Tours,
 143 Lower Baggot Street,
  Dublin 2.
   Tel: (01) 2410816

Ann Mockler,
 Clogher East,
   Co Limerick.
    Tel: (063) 90564

Limerick Mass Times

Mass Times

Churches in Limerick city and environs
( Mass times are subject to change - for contact details of Churches see: )

·           8.00a.m. -  St. John’s, Redemptorists
·           9.00a.m. -  Our Lady Help of Christians, Augustinians, Raheen, Regional Hospital
·           9.30a.m. -  St. Mary’s, Monaleen, Christ the King [June – August inclusive]
·           10.00a.m. -  St. Joseph’s, Our Lady of the Rosary, Dominicans, Sixmilebridge [Cratloe Parish], Patrickswell, Regional Hospital, St. Paul’s
·           10.15a.m. -  St. Camillus’ Hospital
·           10.30a.m. -  St. John’s, St. Patrick’s [Extraordinary Form/Latin], St. Michael’s [Irish Mass], Our Lady Help of Christians, St. Lelia’s, Our Lady of Lourdes, Christ the King [September – May inclusive], St. Nicholas, Crecora, Parteen, St. Mary’s Convent
·           11.00a.m. -  St. Mary’s, Corpus Christi, Raheen, Monaleen, Knockea, Ballybrown, Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. Paul’s [Family], Christ the King [June – August inclusive]
·           11.15a.m. -  Augustinians
·           11.30a.m. -  St. Joseph’s, Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Brigid’s, Dominicans, Cratloe, St. Munchin’s
·           12.00 noon - St. John’s, Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Family, Christ the King [September – May inclusive], Our Lady Help of Christians, Mungret, Patrickswell, Meelick, Redemptorists, St. Munchin’s College
·           12.15p.m. -  St. Paul’s
·           12.30p.m. -  St. Michael’s [Polish Mass], Raheen, Monaleen, Roxboro School, St. Patrick’s
·           1 p.m. -  Dominicans
·           4.30p.m. -  St. Michael’s
·           5.30p.m. -  St. Joseph’s
·           7.00p.m. -  St. John’s, St. Nicholas [During Winter], St. Michael’s [Polish Mass]
·           7.15p.m. -  Redemptorists
·           7.30p.m. -  Our Lady Help of Christians [except July and August], Augustinians

·           6.00p.m. -  St. John’s [Winter] St. Michael’s, St. Munchin’s [No Evening Mass on Christmas Day or St. Patrick’s Day], St. Patrick’s, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Our Lady of Lourdes [Saturday/Sunday, 7pm Monday - Friday], Raheen [Saturday], Parteen
·           6.30p.m. -  St. John’s [Summer]
·           7.00p.m. -  St. Joseph’s, St. Brigid’s, St. Lelia’s [No Evening Mass on Christmas Day or St. Patrick’s Day], St. Michael’s [Polish Vigil Mass], Holy Family, Dominicans, Monaleen, Patrickswell, St. Brigid’s, Our Lady of Lourdes [eves of Holydays: Monday-Friday], St. Nicholas, Donaghmore
·           7.15p.m. -  Regional Hospital, Redemptorists [eves of Holy Days only]
·           7.30p.m. -  St. Mary’s, St. Paul’s, Christ the King, Corpus Christi, Our Lady Help of Christians, Redemptorists [Saturday evenings only], Cratloe, Raheen [Eves of Holydays], Meelick
·           8.00p.m. -  Ballybrown

·           7.30a.m. -  Augustinians
·           8.00a.m. -  Redemptorists
·           8.30a.m. -  Augustinians
·           9.00a.m. -  Raheen, Regional Hospital, St. Patricks
·           9.30a.m. -  St. Mary’s, Holy Family, Monaleen, Donaghmore
·           9.45a.m. -  St. Munchin’s College, St. Brigid’s
·           10.00a.m. -  St. John’s, St. Michael’s, Our Lady of the Rosary, Mungret, St. Joseph’s, Patrickswell, Our Lady Help of Christians [except St. Patrick’s Day which is a Sunday Programme], Redemptorists, St. Paul’s, Corpus Christi, Christ the King
·           10.15a.m. -  Augustinians, St. Camillus
·           10.30a.m. -  St. Lelia’s, Our Lady of Lourdes, Crecora, Parteen, Dominicans
·           11.00a.m. -  Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. Mary’s, Knockea, Raheen, Monaleen, Ballybrown
·           11.30a.m. -  St. Munchin’s, Our Lady of the Rosary, Cratloe, St. Joseph’s, St. Brigid’s
·           12.00 noon - St. John’s, Redemptorists, Meelick
·           12.15p.m. -  St. Paul’s
·           12.30p.m. -  St. Patrick’s
·           1 p.m. -  Dominican’s, Regional Hospital
·           1.05p.m. -  Our Lady Help of Christians [Except St. Patrick’s Day which is a Sunday Programme]
·           4.00p.m. -  Augustinians
·           4.30p.m. -  St Michael’s
·           5.45p.m. -  St. John’s, St. Joseph’s
·           6.00p.m. -  Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Patrick’s
·           7.00p.m. -  St. Brigid’s, St. Nicholas [Vigil], Patrickswell
·           7.15p.m. -  Redemptorists
·           7.30p.m. -  Our Lady Help of Christians [except St. Patrick’s Day which is a Sunday Programme] Sixmilebridge, St. Paul’s, Dominicans, Raheen [Weekdays Only]

WEEKDAYS [Monday – Friday]
·           7.30a.m. -  Augustinians
·           8.00a.m. -  Redemptorists
·           8.25a.m. -  Mary Immaculate College Chapel [Fridays during term time]
·           8.30a.m. -  Augustinians
·           9.00a.m. -  St. Patrick’s
·           9.15a.m. -  Crecora, Corpus Christi
·           9.30a.m. -  Holy Family, Cratloe [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday], Mungret, Meelick, Patrickswell, Ballybrown [except Wednesday], St. Munchin’s
·           9.45a.m. -  St. Brigid’s, St. Munchin’s College [Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday], Monaleen
·           10.00a.m. -  St. John’s, St. Michael’s, St. Mary’s, St. Paul’s [with morning prayer], Christ the King, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady Help of Christians, Knockea [Wednesday], Roxboro School [Thursday], Raheen, Parteen, Redemptorists, Donaghmore [Monday, Tuesday & Friday], Our Lady Queen of Peace
·           10.15a.m. -  Augustinians, St. Lelia's, St. Camillus Hospital
·           10.30a.m. -  St. Joseph’s, Dominicans
·           11.00a.m. -  Inisgile Nursing Home [Monday]
·           12.30p.m. -  Holy Family [Wednesdays only]
·           12.55p.m. -  Mary Immaculate College Chapel [Mondays (English) & Wednesdays (As Gaeilge) during term time]
·           1 p.m. -  Dominicans, Regional Hospital
·           4.00p.m. -  Augustinians
·           5.45p.m. -  St. John’s, Our Lady of the Rosary
·           5.55p.m. -  Mary Immaculate College Chapel [Tuesdays & Thursdays during term time]
·           6.15p.m. -  Christ the King [during Lent and November]
·           7.00p.m. -  St. Nicholas [Thursday & Friday], St. Michael’s [Polish Mass, Wednesday]
·           7.15p.m. -  Redemptorists
·           7.30p.m. -  Our Lady Help of Christians [September – June], St. Paul’s [during Lent]
·           8.00p.m. -  Ballybrown [Wednesday]

·           8.30a.m. -  Augustinians
·           10.00a.m. -  St. John’s, St. Michael’s, St. Mary’s, Our Lady of the Rosary, Christ the King, Redemptorists, Our Lady Help of Christians, St. Joseph’s Church [in Salesian Convent]
·           10.15a.m. -  Augustinians
·           10.30a.m. -  Dominican’s, Crecora [First Saturday], Corbally House Nursing Home
·           11.30a.m. -  Mungret [Novena], Riverdale Nursing Home
·           12.00 noon - Pope John Paul Oratory [Crescent S.C.]
·           1.00p.m. -  Dominican’s
·           3.00p.m. -  Augustinians [Mass for the sick First Saturdays]

·           9.15a.m. -  Corpus Christi
·           9.30a.m. -  St. Munchin’s, Holy Family, Ballybrown, Patrickswell, Meelick, Cratloe
·           9.45a.m. -  Monaleen, St. Brigid’s, St. Munchin’s College
·           10.00a.m. -  St. John’s, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Michael’s, St. Mary’s, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady Help of Christians, Parteen, Christ the King, St. Paul’s
·           10.30a.m. -  St. Joseph’s, St. Lelia’s, Dominicans, Sixmilebridge [Cratloe Parish]
·           11.30 a.m - St. Munchin’s
·           5.45p.m. -  St. John’s, Our Lady of the Rosary
·           7.00p.m. -  Our Lady of Lourdes [Parish Months Mind Mass], St. Michael’s [Polish Mass] Monaleen, St. Brigid’s, St. Nicholas
·           7.30 p.m - Our Lady Help of Christians [except July - August]