Pope Francis Appoints Friend of Nenagh Parish as Bishop of Ferns

Fr Ger Nash appointed new bishop of Ferns diocese - The Irish Catholic

Fr Ger Nash, Director of Pastoral Development for the Diocese of Killaloe and a long-time friend of Nenagh Parish, has been appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Ferns by Pope Francis. According to the Catholic Communications Office, Gerard Nash was born on 27 February 1959 at Glandree in the parish of Tulla, Co Clare.  His parents Tommy and Mary are deceased and he has two sisters, Teresa and Margaret.  His sister Bernie died in 2008.  He went to the local primary school in Drumcharley and then to secondary school in Tulla.  After the Leaving Certificate he studied business and then worked in manufacturing industry for a number of years.  After choosing to study for the Diocese of Killaloe in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, he was ordained on 15 June 1991 in Drumcharley Church, Tulla by Bishop Michael Harty. After ordination, he was appointed as chaplain/teacher in Roscrea Vocational School and as priest responsible for Roscrea Youth Centre.  In 1996 he was appointed as General Manager of Clarecare, which provides a range of social services to the people of County Clare.  From 1996 he was also assistant priest in Corofin.  In 2003, he was appointed as resident priest in Corofin and part of the first grouping of parishes in the Diocese of Killaloe.  The newly created area was called Imeall Boirne.  In 2007 he moved to Crusheen, also within the Imeall Boirne Pastoral Area.  Father Nash was appointed Diocesan Secretary in 2010, while continuing to minister in Imeall Boirne.  In 2016 he was appointed Director of Pastoral Development for the Diocese of Killaloe.

On behalf of all his friends in Nenagh Parish, our Parishioners, Priests and Pastoral Council, we thank Bishop-Elect Ger for his outstanding friendship and support during the past decade and more. He will be an inspirational and much-loved leader of our church in the Diocese of Ferns. Our loss is truly their gain.

Return to Worship in Person – The Schedule

The schedule for the Return to Worship in Nenagh Parish has been finalised, but as with everything, you may expect to see a few alterations as the weeks go on. In the meantime we would ask you to remember the following:

The 50-person maximum admission remains in place so please cooperate with the Volunteer Stewards if they need to restrict entry.

Mask-wearing remains a requirement.

Please do not stand in the aisles or doorways for conversation as you exit the church buildings, it is very important to keep moving.

Despite these unpleasant admonitions, we are very excited to welcome you all back again, hopefully for good this time! See you at Mass.

It’s Official…Mass in Person is Coming Back in Nenagh!

Members of the Nenagh Parish Covid Management Group met last night to sign off on final confirmation that Worship in Person will return in our churches from next Monday at 8am in St Mary of the Rosary. Our very own Parish Army of Volunteer Stewards and Sanitizers stand ready to go back into service and keep you all safe as you return to Mass. All of the same guidelines that you all respected so well last year will apply once more. The regulations allow for just 50 people so if you get to the door and the church is full, perhaps you might drop back for the next Mass. We cannot tell you how excited we are to see all our lovely parishioners in person again…let’s hope it’s for good this time! Spread the word…

Mass In Person Will Return Soon!

As you know by now, following the government’s latest announcement, Mass in the presence of a congregation will return to Ireland very soon. In response to this excellent news, the Nenagh Parish Covid Management Group will meet virtually this Friday evening to commence the work of ensuring a safe return in our parish churches. While we are all still required to return under conditions of safety (ie., 50 max in attendance, physical distancing, mask-wearing, etc.), we all hope and pray that this is the beginning of the end of our enforced absence from communal worship. We will continue to update you here.

Time to return the Trócaire Box!

That time of year again folks! You can return your Trócaire Box to the Parish Office next week during office hours.

Please bear in mind that our office hours remain fluid as we try to find a path back to normality. Opening hours for next week, Mon 12th to Fri 16th April are 2-4pm only. Please come during these hours only for any Parish-related business. We will update you each week as thing change (for the better!).

Holy Week 2021

Nenagh Parish 

Due to Government Restrictions please join us via  the Parish Radio / Webcam 

(St Mary of the Rosary church) 

Holy Thursday April 1st 

Morning Prayer @ 10am  

Chrism Mass @ 11am from The Cathedral, Ennis Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 7pm 

Good Friday April 2nd 

Morning Prayer @ 10am 

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross @ 12noon Good Friday Ceremony @ 3pm 

Taize prayer around the Cross @ 9pm 

Holy Saturday April 3rd 

Morning Prayer @ 10am 

Ceremony of Reconciliation @ 12noon Easter Vigil @ 8pm 

Easter Sunday April 4th 

Mass @ 8am & 12noon  

10.30am (St. John the Baptist church) 

Parish Office 

Open Monday 29th – Thursday 1st 2pm to 4pm  (Closed on Good Friday)