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. The parish is 50 years old this year.

During these 50 years there have been immense developments in our parish. We have seen a vast increase in the size of our community, a massive growth in our school population and many outstanding achievements of our sporting clubs at both juvenile and senior level.

This website was set up to keep the people of Monaleen – at home and abroad – informed and engaged with happenings at both a church and community level. Please let me know if you have anything you would like to contribute. Hopefully our regular church and community activities will be able to resume in the autumn.
Ann Heffernan

These are a few recent notices gathered from the Parish Newsletter which may be of interest. Please go to Parish Newsletter and Noticeboard for a more extensive list.
(Note: A limited Parish Newsletter is now active again.)

Attendance at Mass

Weekday masses will continue at 9.45am Tuesday thru Friday each week. We are allowed to have up to 50 persons attend Mass at any one time.

In order to facilitate the greater numbers wishing to attend in person we will have Mass in this Church at 7.00pm on Saturday and at 10.00am and 11.30am on Sunday.

We look forward to welcoming you all in person.

Note: Daily (Tuesday to Friday & Saturday evening) & Sunday Masses are online as well as in person.


Parish Contributions

Thank you to our parishioners who have continued to support the parish financially during these unusual times through planned giving, standing orders and dues collections. We are grateful for your generosity.

Recently, CHY forms were posted out to some parishioners. To those who signed and returned them, thank you. To those who have not yet, we should be grateful to receive them at your convenience. Once we are in possession of these forms, we can apply to the Revenue Commissioners to claim back the tax you have already paid on your contributions. On contributions of €250 and over, made in the same year, we can claim a rebate at a rate of 30%.


Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage 2021

Lourdes holds such a special place in our hearts and this year the organising committee have created a virtual pilgrimage.

As a community of People who have travelled together for so many years, we know how important it is to stay connected, especially during these trying times.

If you would like you would like your petitions to be included at Masses, please email them to

Further details are available at