The Parish of St. Mary’s
The Parish of St Mary’s was established in 1984 from the original Parish of Clonallon. The foundation stone of the Church on the present site was laid in 1829. Over the years the Parish has flourished thanks to the commitment of its priests and people. The Parish community has grown with new housing and a vibrant population. This Parish website provides information about the rich and vibrant life of St Mary’s Parish for its parishioners both home and abroad.
- Sense of family contributed to cover-up culture, religious orders admit February 20, 2019Twisted ideas of power and authority in the Catholic Church have contributed to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, leaders of religious orders said, but sometimes the positive "sense of family" in their own communities also made them slow to act. "Pope Francis rightly attacks the culture of clericalism which has hindered our fight against abuse
- Newman miracle depositions were ‘spiritual experiences’ – Chicago doctor February 20, 2019Joyce Duriga When the Vatican announced on February 15 that Pope Francis had signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, clearing the way for his canonisation, there was rejoicing in Chicago. The proposed miracle that God worked through the intercession of Newman in 2013 involved a local mother who fac
- Liturgy is not a DIY place, says Pope February 14, 2019The sacred liturgy is meant to help the people of God conform their heart, mind and actions more closely to Christ, Pope Francis said. "We know that it is not enough to change liturgical books to improve the quality of the liturgy. To just do this would be a deception," he said. "For life to truly be a prayer that is pleasing to God, a change
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Parish Priest: Very Rev. Fr Charles Byrne PP
Parish Curate: Rev. Fr Tom McAteer CC
Address: St. Mary’s Parochial House 84 Milltown Street, Burren,
Phone: 028 417 72200