St. Mary Magdalene’s Parish, Monaleen

Welcome to our parish website – we hope you find it informative and return regularly. Your feedback is very welcome and please let me know if there are any errors or omissions.

For those who are not familiar with our parish, Monaleen is located to the east of Limerick city, just off the Dublin Road, in Castletroy. It was originally part of St. Patrick’s Parish on Clare Street, but was set up as an independent parish in 1971. At that time there were about 380 homes in our parish. Now we have approximately 4,400 homes.

Forty six years have seen immense changes in our parish. We have seen a vast increase in the size of our community, and a massive growth of our school population, with an additional primary school, and a highly successful second-level school, with outstanding achievements of our sporting clubs at both juvenile and senior level.

Our parish website has been online since 2003 and has built up a vast amount of information on all aspects of life in Monaleen, both church and community. I might have updated Msgr. Dan’s quote below, but it seems to be just as relevant today as it was in 2003.

“Welcome to Monaleen Parish Website which I hope you will find interesting and informative. Browsing through its pages, you get a glimpse of the many and varied activities of our parish life. May it also encourage you to get involved in your own community or come and join ours.”

Msgr. Daniel Neenan P.P.

These are a few recent notices gathered from the Parish Newsletter and Monaleen Notes (Limerick Leader) which may be of interest. Please go to Parish Newsletter and Noticeboard for a more extensive list.

Monaleen Parish Special Celebration:

Many thanks to the Parish Council for organising the lovely tribute Mass and celebration for Fr Dan at the 11.30am Mass today. Members of the Parish Council spoke and gave thanks (on our behalf) to Fr Dan for all of his kindness and contributions to our families over the past 15 years.

They made a presentation of a lovely painting of Monaleen church (painted by Brenda Andrews) – I took a quick photo of it to show anyone who was not there. There are more photos to follow soon… and as he says himself – he is not leaving us just yet!

The text under the picture says: “To our friend Dan. Many thanks from Monaleen Parish 2017”.


Sacristan’s Collection:

AA Collection in support of the Sacristans, James and Joan will be taken up at all Masses next weekend, November 25th and 26th.

This is your opportunity to show your appreciation to James and Joan for all they do in keeping the Church in such pristine condition.


Remembering our Dead:

Purgatorial envelopes are available at the back of the Church. Please fill in the list of those relatives and friends whom you would like to remember.

They will be prayed for each Sunday during the month of November and on each First Friday throughout the year.

Mass of Remembrance:

For those who died during the year is on Friday, 24th November at 7.00pm.


Book Launch:

Monaleen GAA Club – ” A History 60 Years 1957 -2017″ will be launched at the clubhouse by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh on Friday November 24th at 9.00pm.

All are welcome .


Light Up a Memory:

You are invited to the Ceremony to illuminate the Light Up a Memory Tree at Milford Care Centre on Sunday, December 10th at 6.00pm. Each person remembered will be enrolled in the Light Up a Memory Book to be displayed in the Hospice during the coming year. The Tree will be adorned with thousands of sparkling lights – each one shining in honour of someone special.

Lights will be switched off on Sunday, January 7th 2018 at 6.00pm when Mass will be celebrated at Milford Care Centre for all those remembered on the Light Up a Memory Tree. You are invited to sponsor a light on the Milford Hospice Tree by phoning 485859 or 485860 or by visiting Forms are also available at the back of the Church. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Wanted – Knitting Wool:

If you have spare wool of any kind, please contact Deirdre at tel. 087-4176136.

Team Hope volunteers will use it to make up scarves, hats, dolls clothes etc. for the Christmas shoebox campaign. Many thanks.