The baptism of Jesus reminds us of our identity. It reminds us of who we are and Whose we are. By Baptism we become sons and daughters of God, brothers and sisters of Jesus, members of his Church, heirs of Heaven, and temples of the Holy Spirit.

Welcome to our Parish

Welcome and Céad mí­le fáilte to Birr Parish, home of St. Brendan's Church on Wilmer Road and The Church of the Annunciation, Carrig. The Christian community in Birr dates back to St. Brendan "the Elder" who chose Birr, "the place of the springs", for the location of his monastic community in the middle of the 6th Century. St. Brendan's Monastery was renowned for hospitality and scholarship . The famous copy of the four Gospels was created here. It is better known as "The Book Of Birr" or "McRegol Gospel". A facsimile copy of this Gospel is on display in Birr Library located in Birr Civic Offices beside the St. Brendan's Church on Wilmer Road.

Mass Times

St. Brendan's Church, Birr

Monday - Saturday 10.00 am
Saturday Vigil 7.30 pm
Sunday 8.30 am
10.30 am
12 noon

Church of the Annunciation, Carrig

Sunday 9.30 am

Weekly Notices

Christmas Message
This year has almost come full circle and Christmas is
upon us. It is an appropriate time to acknowledge
goodness and blessings in our lives. We thank all who
have actively participated in parish life: in the various
masses and liturgies, with the celebration oft the sacraments, by music and singing, cleaning of our churches and the maintenance of church grounds, participating on school boars and parish committees.
We have been living with COVID-19 for the past 2
years and we acknowledge the continuing role of the
COVID group in both St. Brendan’s and the Church of
the Annunciation in Carrig and especially we thank all
how help with the sacristy and open and close our
We thank the St. Brendan’s Environmental Group under the guidance of Liam Moran for their work in the
parish at Christmas time with the decoration of St.
Brendan’s and the erection of the crib and inside
lights. We also thank Kathleen Gormley for her creative work with the crib in St. Brendan’s.
We thank Carmel Campbell, Enda O’Connor, Rena
Haverty, organists, Kathrena Ryan and Kieran Hoctor,
together with all who participate in both choirs as well
as soloists.
We thank the young people of St. Brendan’s community school and their chaplain, Kate Liffey for their involvement.
We also thank Brian Kennedy, chairman and the pastoral council.
We acknowledge Emer, our parish secretary, Joan,
our sacramental co-ordinator and the teachers and
staff of our schools. We thank parishioners for your
continued financial support, your words of encouragement and love of
Fr. Tom
&Fr. Antony

December 30, 2021
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