Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Ennis Road, Limerick
Welcome to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Diocese of Limerick



The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on Saturday Evenings at 5 p,m.   and on  Sundays after  11.30  a.m. Mass   -  Please inform Parish Clergy  well in advance before the Intended Date.


Eucharist and First Communion


Oct 5       10.00    Girls                Grapevine 1

Oct. 6      7.30 p.m. Boys              Grapevine  1

Oct. 19   10 a.m  Girls                     Grapevine  2

Oct.  18    6.00 p.m.                         Grapevine   2

Nov.22   6 p.m.  Boys                    Grapevine  3

Nov. 23  10 a.m.  Girls                   Grapevne  3

Dec. 20  6 p.m.  Boys                     Grapevine 4

Dec. 21  10  a.m.    Girls                 Grapevine 4


On Wednesday, January 14th at 7.30 p.m.  JFK Hall

Jan. 17   6 p.m.  Boys                    Grapevine  5

Jan. 18   10 a.m. Girls                    Grapevine 5

Feb. 14    6 p.m.  Boys                    Grapevine 6

Feb. 15    10 a.m. Girls                    Grapevine 6


March 2nd  & 3rd                         First Penance      Distribute Grapevine 7

Boys – March 3rd    Tuesday                       at 7.30p.m.        in the Church

Girls- March   4th    Wednesday                    at 7.30 p.m.        in the Church


March  – 21 Boys & Families  at  6.00p.m.    Mass          Grapevine  8

March – 22 Girls & Families at  10.00 a.m. Mass            Grapevine  8


PRACTISE   FIRST COMMUNION    (with Parents in Church)

Girls & Parents  - Wednesday May 13th  – 7.30

Boys % Parents - Tuesday      May  7- 7.30




Boys    May 9th  at 11.00 a.m.

Girls   May 16th at     11.oo  a.m.





Masses for Confirmation

Confirmation Boys              

Confirmation Girls             

Confirmation in this year

Our New Bishop, Brendan Leahy will visit Our Parish for Confirmation



Reconciliation (Confession)

Saturday after 10am mass,

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

Every First Friday of the month, the priests visit the housebound with Holy Communion. Lay Ministers of the Eucharist are also available to distribute Holy Communion to the sick on Sundays, Holydays  or in time of need.

Many sick people also like to receive the sacrament of the sick and are strengthened and affirmed. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to receive the sacraments in your home, please contact the Parish Office or one of the priests.



Congratulations on your forthcoming Marriage. No doubt you will be busy with preparations as you approach your wedding day. Our Parish would like to assist you in every way possible to make your wedding day a happy and enjoyable experience for both of you, your family and friends.

In particular we are available to assist you in preparing your Marriage ceremony and Mass. There are a number of other requirements by both State and Church to be taken care of in advance


A. Civil Regulations

Civil Regulations. Couples must now present themselves in Person before the local Civil Register of Marriage at least three months in advance. The local office is in the rear of St. Camillus Hospital. They need the following documentation:

  • Photo identity (preferably a passport or driving licence
  • Names and dates of birth of witnesses
  • Name of Church where marriage takes place
  • Date of Marriage
  • Name of priest who will officiate at the marriage, needs to be a registered solemniser and has agreed to officiate at the marriage
  • Cost in 2013  €200

 B. Church Requests

(1) Pre Marriage Preparation

  • Pre Marriage Preparation Course at St Munchins College, Corbally, Limerick

Tel. No. 061-313287 to register


  • An Engaged Couples Weekend at Esker, Co. Galway.

Tel. 091- 844007

This is very important and it is something to help with a whole lifetime,

While many other preparations deal with items that will only last a few hours.

Book early (in advance of six months before your Wedding Date) as dates are

often booked up well in advance.

    (11) Certification

  1. Baptismal Certificate ( issued within six months of the Marriage date)
  2. Confirmation Certificate (old copy will suffice
  3. A simple letter of freedom may be required if you have lived away from your present parish for more than six months of you adult life.

(you can acquire this from the parish, which you previously resided)


  1. PRE NUPTIAL ENQUIRY FORM (formerly called Marriage Papers)

       A Pre Nuptial Enquiry Form must be filled in individually by both the Bride and Groom from their 

       present parishes. This is a most important and necessary requirement. It has to be obtained in 

       person and signed personally with documents 2,3,4, included. (This should be completed three

        months before the wedding date).

  1. The priest who will assist at your Marriage will advise and help you with the

details of the Marriage Ceremony and Mass and arrange a rehearsal

We wish you every happiness in your married life and also enjoyment in making these and your many other

arrangements together. God Bless your marriage

Fr Wm. Walsh, P,P, Tel 061-453026      Fr Tom Ryan, C.C. Tel 061-329448

                               Mobile 086-8564673                         Mobile  Tel 087-2997733

Additional Civil Requirements:-

If either party has been previously married, they must provide the civil registrar with an original divorce decree or a death certificate if widowed.

When the civil requirements have been completed satisfactorily, the couple will receive, from the registrar, a Marriage Registration form (MRF). This document replaces the current form. Without this form the couple cannot get married nor may the solemniser proceed with the marriage ceremony.

After the marriage has been celebrated, it is the responsibility of the couple to return the MRF to the Registrars’s Office within one month of the marriage. Information may be fond at www.groireland.ie

In order to avoid any disappointment, please do not book any hotel reception until you have confirmed your preferred date with the parish.



To be arranged with a priest of the parish.



The death of a Christian is not the end of life, but rather a transformation in an onward journey towards eternal life with God.

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish follows the Diocesan Recommendations on Funerals.

The death of a loved one is a very sensitive time for her/his family, friends and neighbours. Your priest is available to plan the funeral liturgy.

In planning a funeral liturgy we ask you to take note of the following.


Liturgical music must be used.


All readings must be taken from Sacred Scripture.

The first reading is from the Old Testament.

The Responsorial Psalm is normally sung.

The second reading is from the New Testament.

Prayer of the Faithful. Feel free to discuss with the priest the preparation of the prayers of the faithful.


Old Testament Readings:

Responsorial Psalms:

New Testament Readings: 



Only gifts of bread and wine will be offered at this time.


If there are symbols of the deceased’s life that are meaningful to the family and friends, these can be brought to a sacred space before the funeral mass begins.

The priests of the parish encourage the family members to take an active part in the Funeral Liturgy of their loved ones and they will assist them in every way possible.



Months Mind/Anniversaries

If a family wishes to have a Month’s Mind/Anniversary Mass celebrated they should contact one of the priests or the Parish Office.

House Blessing

If you would like to have your house blessed please contact one of the priests.