A public briefing will take place on Monday 15 March at 7.30pm to inform the Parish Community of plans for the renovation of St John the Baptist Church in Tyone. The briefing will take place on Zoom. A link to the webinar will appear here on the News page on Monday afternoon. All are welcome!
Irish Catholic Bishops call for the reopening of churches for public celebration of Easter ceremonies
The Irish Catholic Bishops have today released a statement regarding the situation around the closure of churches for public worship at Easter for the second year running. Check it out here
Tap To Donate Comes To Nenagh Parish
During the past year, our parish, like so many other organisations and individuals in society, has come under enormous financial pressure. The rolling lockdowns have eliminated one of our key sources of income, namely the weekend pouch collections. This poses a challenge to our ability to meet ongoing financial responsibilities such as heating, electricity, insurance, essential maintenance, the parish webcam, newsletter printing, subsistence, and the other unexpected costs of life. We are only too well aware that much greater levels of suffering are being experienced all across society and in Nenagh Parish we remain ready to assist in any way we can, as we have done all year.
To help assist those parishioners who might still wish to contribute on a weekly basis to Nenagh Parish in lieu of the (currently absent) pouch collection, we have installed a secure new Tap to Donate facility in the rear of St Mary of the Rosary Church. This is a secure and user-friendly option provided by payzone. At present, the only available option is a five euro contribution but we have requested a two euro machine, as soon as it becomes available.
We thank you for your generosity and understanding.
A Blessed Lenten Season from Nenagh Parish
Blessed Ashes in Nenagh Parish
Blessed Ashes and a Prayer Card are available for collection at the entrances to both churches ahead of Ash Wednesday 2021. Please take ashes for your own household as well as a pouch for those who may be staying indoors right now.
Happy St Valentine’s Day!
Happy St Valentine’s Day from all in Nenagh Parish!
Schedule for Lent in St Mary of the Rosary
Happy St Brigid’s Day from Nenagh Parish!
The decision to fell trees in the grounds of St. Mary of the Rosary located along the road opposite St. Mary’s Convent Primary School is based on health and safety guidance. These trees are located along a footpath, public road and opposite a Primary School where young children and members of their family congregate. The trees were assessed and found to be in a dangerous condition needing immediate attention. During the two storms last autumn 2020 (Ellen August 19th & Francis August 25th) it became apparent that action was needed. Since then preparations have been put in place to rectify the situation. The plan is to fell the existing trees and replant with trees suitable to an urban environment. These trees will be planted in March / April of this year and will be varieties that will not grow to a dangerous height.
In the last few years a number of trees have been planted in the grounds of St. Mary of the Rosary, namely six Mountain Ash were planted during the Parish Mission 2018. Additionally, to commemorate Nenagh 800 an Irish Oak along with eight fruit trees were planted during 2020. The type of tree to be planted replacing the ones felled has yet to be decided as we await advice and availability.
Catholic Schools Week 2021
We are at the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2021. Head over to https://www.catholicschools.ie/catholic-schools-week-2021-resources/ where you will find plenty of information for use at school and home during the week ahead.