Welcome to the parish of Ferbane in County Offaly and the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois.
Our parish comprises of three churches: The Immaculate Conception Ferbane, St.Oliver Plunkett, Boora and Saints Patrick and Saran, High Street.
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Today we join over one billion of our brothers and sisters in the Catholic world who are observing
Mission Sunday. It is a day when our attention is drawn to the Baptismal Font, the place where our
faith journey began. On that day we were called to be sharers in the mission of the Church. Mission
is at the heart of our Church because our Founder, Christ was the first missionary. If you take all
references to mission out of the Bible, you have nothing left except the covers! Consequently, the true
greatness of our Church lies not in how many it seats, but in how many it sends-out! The Church must
send or the Church will end! We are sent then, to make His voice and His face seen. All we need to be
successful missionaries is embedded in the gifts, talents, dreams and visions we possess. We just need to
Our Lady of Clonfert
PRAYER OF PROTECTION FROM CORONAVIRUS
God of infinite love and creator of all life, protect us from all sickness and suffering. Heal those depressed and burdened with ill health of mind and body. Comfort and strengthen those who are fearful, anxious and distressed. Instill hope and courage in those who are struggling and vulnerable at this time. Relieve the suffering of all, so that we may experience the joy and peace of your presence in our need. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. (Fr. Francis Beirne)
St.Ciaran's Pastoral Area