St. Brigids Parish Newsletter

Sunday January 21st 2018

Mass Intentions

Sat. Jan. 20th Vigil 7pm Mairtin Scanlon (M.M.) Mary Corcoran (A) Bridget Loughnane (A) James Manogue (A)

Sun. Jan. 21st 10.30am Tom Costello (A) People of the Parish 12 noon, Mike Monaghan (A)

Sat. Jan. 27th Vigil 7pm John Bartley (Snr) & deceased family members, Deceased members of the Forde family, Paddy Ward & Thomas Mc Donagh

Sun. Jan. 28th 10.30am Jamie Cronin (A) 12 noon, People of the Parish


Getting Married?                        

As is the practice in other parishes in this Diocese we here in St Brigid’s Parish, have a fee for weddings to help with maintaining the upkeep of the Church. This fee is €150 to be paid on booking a wedding.  


Lucky Dip

We will be holding a lucky dip in February 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th to raise funds for the Nazareth Room. If you have a Christmas gift or 2 that you would like to donate as prizes for our lucky dip we would be thrilled and most grateful to receive them. Gifts may be left into the Parish Office or the sacristy.


Ecumenical Service of Healing and Hope

A Prayer for Christian Unity Service will take place on Thurs Jan. 25th at 8pm in the Methodist Presbyterian Church, Victoria Place. Representatives from the Christian communities of the City will participate in the Service. All are welcome.


Mental Health Services Public Meeting

Money is now available to improve our mental health services. We need your ideas on how this money should be spent. The HSE would like to invite all people who are currently using or have used mental health services, staff and family members/supporters to a public meeting in the Connaught Hotel on Jan. 24th from 3-4.30pm & 6-7.30pm. For further information contact 0879213124.



We pray as a community this week for Coleman Sweeney, Castle Park, whom God has called home. May he be enfolded forever in the mantle of his love.


GREB Adult Guidance & Information Service

presents: Engage ‘18: An Information Event for Adult Learners in the Connacht Hotel on Sat. Jan. 27th from 10.00am – 1.00pm. Engage ‘18 will focus on study options, up skilling, career advice and lots more.


Raising Hearts & Giving Hope

Festival of Faith Conference, Galway on Sat. Feb. 10th at the Ardilaun Hotel Opening Address at 10:00am by Papal Nuncio – Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo. Speakers: Breda O'Brien, John Waters, Dr. John Monaghan, Maria Keogh and other contributors. Conference concludes with concelebrated Mass at 6:00pm graciously led by Papal Nuncio at Galway Cathedral. Tickets €25.00 to inc light lunch & morning & afternoon tea/coffee. Tickets available from The Abbey Church shop – 091 562518.Enquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 087 6209090.


Summer Nights Musical

Coláiste Mhuirlinne/ Merlin College are proud to present their very first school musical "Summer Nights" on Thurs Jan. 25th & Fri. 26th at 7.30pm. Take a trip back in time to an American High School and experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a bunch of frank and funny teenagers! Adults €8/ Student/Child €5.


Child Protection

St. Brigid's Parish is committed to the protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in our parish. The Galway Diocesan Policy on Safeguarding Children, Young people and Vulnerable Adults is available on


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