County Offaly | Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois

Ferbane Parish

Boora | Ferbane | High Street

Fr Peter Burke, Parish Priest, Parochial House, Chapel Lane, Ferbane, Co Offaly, R42 NR40 Tel. 090 645 4380
Fr Michael Morris, CC,  The Presbytery, Chapel Lane, Ferbane, Co Offaly, R42 WY43 Tel. 090 645 4309

Parish Bulletin
Stations of the Cross
Online Mass
Fr.Peter's Posts

Saturday 7:00pm (Vigil)
Sunday 11:00am & 7:00pm
Holy Days: 7:00pm (Vigil) & 11:00am
Monday-Saturday 10:00am
Saturday after 7pm Mass
First Communion
Saturday 2nd May 2020, 12 Noon
Cemetery Day
Kilrehan: TBA
Friday 3rd April 2020 at 3pm
Sat Nav: 53.271217

Sunday 9:30am
First Friday 7:00pm
Holy Days: 9:30am
First Friday after 7pm Mass
Sat Nav: 53.235002, -7.733292
Sunday 12:00 Noon
First Friday 8:00pm
Holy Days: 8:00pm
First Friday after 8pm Mass
First Communion
Saturday 2nd May 2020, 12 noon
Cemetery Day
High Street: TBA
Sat Nav: 53.251149, -7.914747
Fr.Peter's Post

Jesus was baptised in the Jordan by John

On Christmas night we greeted a baby. In the Epiphany we learned of His mission to all nations. At His Baptism His ministry begins. He plunges into the waters of the Jordan to signify His total commitment to His task. Water is where life begins. It is the difference between life and death. In Genesis God parts the waters. In the Flood saga the waters bring death. In the Exodus event the chosen people pass from slavery to freedom by crossing the Red Sea. In Baptism we passed from slavery to freedom, from death to life. It conferred on us a dignity beyond measure. It marked the beginning of a walk with the Lord that will last forever. On this significant feast, let us remember and re-echo the profound words spoken by Pope St. John Paul II near the end of his long pontificate: ‘The day of my Baptism was the most important day of my life’.


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)

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 - Weekend Masses
Ferbane 7:00pm11:00am
Boora 9:30am 
High Street 12:00 Midday
Shannonbridge 7:00pm 
Clonfanlough  10:30am
Ballinahown  11:30am
Boher  10:30am
Pullough 6:30pm 
Cloghan 8:00pm9:30am 
Banagher 6:30pm11:00am 

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.