Parish report to Synodal Process

Louisburgh Parish

Consultation on “Synodal Pathway”


The idea of the church following a “Synodal Pathway” was discussed at the Parish Pastoral Council meeting and ideas were sought through members meeting with individuals and by way of a questionnaire distributed through the churches in the parish.

Overall, the response was very poor.

This in itself…

Message of Pope Francis about Vocation in the Church


Called to Build the Human Family

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

At the time when the cold winds of war and oppression are blowing and when we frequently encounter signs…

Христос воскрес!  Christ is Risen Воістину воскрес!  He is truly Risen

Happy Easter    З Великоднем!

While we continue to celebrate Easter season in the Catholic church, and in most other Christian churches, Orthodox Christians begin their celebration of Easter this Sunday.

(Those interested in history might read about how Orthodox Christians still follow the old Julian calendar for their religious festivals as opposed to the Gregorian…

Consultation for the Synod

Synod Consultation – first steps

Pope Francis has set our Church on a ‘Synodal Pathway”.  A synod is a gathering, and pathway implies a journey. We are going to be journeying together for a significant time; it seems that this synodal way of doing things is going to become a permanent way of being in…

Lifting of Corona Virus Restrictions

Following the public health announcement that the two-metre physical distancing is no longer a requirement there are now no restrictions on the number of people who may attend Mass and other services in our churches.

Prevention of COVID 19;
While restrictions have been lifted the virus…

Christmas Masses

We plan to have two Masses in each of our churches on Christmas Eve; at 6.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. and have one Mass in each Church on Christmas Day and on Sunday 26 Dec.: 10.00 in Killeen and 11.30 in Louisburgh.

These will adhere strictly with current public health guidelines, especially with regard to…

Corona Virus : Protecting all in Society

Corona Virus : Protecting all in Society

“Why are the seats in our church still roped off but in some other churches they aren’t”?

Perhaps this is the wrong question asked of the wrong people; the question should be asked elsewhere ‘why are you not adhering to current guidelines about physical distancing.’

The matter was…

Corona Virus : Numbers allowed in Churches: Spin & Misleading Headlines

Despite the headlines concerning the lifting of restrictions on religious services and weddings the fact is that nothing has changed for the vast majority of churches throughout the country. Very large church buildings may be able to accommodate more people.

The government guideline for church services  from 22 October is;

“religious services and weddings can…

First Holy Communion 2021

All remaining Covid 19 restrictions are due to be lifted on 22 October, meaning that we will no longer be as limited regarding the numbers permitted in church. However, we will continue to exercise due care and prudence as we are all very aware that Covid 19 is still active and spreading in communities.



The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Kilgeever Parish as follows:

Saturday, 18 September, St. Patrick’s Church, Louisburgh at 11.30 a.m. and at 1.30 p.m.

Sunday, 19 September, Holy Family Church,Killeen at at 11.30 a.m. and  in St. Patrick’s Church, Louisburgh at 1.30 p.m.