Welcome to Ferbane Parish
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. We hope you find something of interest here.
 No Weekday Masses in Ferbane during the week commencing 20th November - they are moved to High Street
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Fr.Peter's Posts
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‘You did it to me’
Pope Pius IX, whose motto was: ‘the peace of Christ in the reign of Christ’ instituted this feast in 1925 in response to growing secularism and atheism. Benito Mussolini had just declared himself ‘Il Duce’ (‘The Leader’) of Italy, and the Holy Father wanted to remind his flock that, for them, there could be only one ‘duce’, Jesus Christ. He placed the feast, appropriately, at the hinge of the Church year to indicate that all time and all seasons belong to the Lord who is a king with a difference. His kingdom is a reign, not a realm. He did not come to reign on a golden throne, but on a wooden cross. His power comes, not through domination, but through humble service and in the end He will judge us on our record of that same humble service. The exam questions for this final test are known to all and can be reduced down to one: Did we notice and reach out to‘ the least of these brothers and sisters of ours’? The answer to that question is within the capacity of all to deliver. It is reassuring for us to hear in the Gospel account of the Last Judgement that every kind deed we perform, no matter how small, will go before us and be rewarded. We begin then with the little acts of kindness and of love, remembering that ‘without little things there can be no big things; without water drops there can be no oceans. I cannot do all the good things the world needs, but the world needs all the good things I can do’ - so does God

Our Lady of Clonfert

I come to you, as one of your children, who will never forget the importance of a woman like you. I come because I believe in you. I come to say thanks for the past and the present and ask you to bless me in the future. You know me, you know how I live and you know my needs. Please help me especially when I need you most. I have problems, worries and anxieties the same as everyone else - help me to cope. So often I would just love to give up when life hurts me and people betray me, but give me the courage never to lose heart. Bless my family, my life and my friends. Help me, no matter what happens to me in life, to believe, to trust and to hope. Our Lady of Clonfert, pray for us.


Loving God we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world, that in this moment of crisis we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen. “May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.” (Pope Francis

Parish Team
Fr.Peter Burke 090 6454380

Fr.Michael Morris 090 6454309

Sr.Joseph Fallon 090 6453695
Parish Office
Contact: Fiona Dooley
Office Hours:   Wednesdays 9:00am to 5:00pm
Telephone: 090 6454309
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Note: Deadline for the parish bulletin is 3:00pm    
on Wednesday

St.Ciaran's Pastoral Area
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Prayer to St.Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
To you God entrusted his only Son,
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.

St. Joseph, pray for us.
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021.