The winners in life's game are not those who have never tasted of failure, but those who have failed again and again, but who never gave up. Winners benefit from each failure and see it as a step to victory.

Welcome to our Parish

Welcome and Céad mí­le fáilte to Birr Parish, home of St. Brendan''s Church, Birr and The Church of the Annunciation, Carrig.
We want to make our website an interesting and useful location for both parishioners and visitors to keep up to date with what's happening in our parish. We hope that all parish and community groups will see it as a useful resource for getting information out to people.
We welcome your feedback! If you have questions about any of the upcoming events listed here, please contact our church office.

Mass Times

St. Brendan's Church, Birr

Monday - Saturday 10.00 am
Funeral Masses are at 11.00 a.m. and there is no 10.00 a.m. Mass on the day of a funeral).
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

Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2019

Fathers are wonderful people
Too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should…

For, somehow, Father seems to be
The man who pays the bills,
While Mother binds up little hurts
And nurses all our ills…

And Father struggles daily

Prayers for Exam Students

June 1, 2019

The state exams begin on Wednesday of this week. We remember all our young people who will be sitting their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams. A “Book of Intentions”  where you are invited to write the names of those you wish to be remembered during these days is in front of the altar. You…

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2019

May 31, 2019

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Killeen National School. Starting 1st July for 3 weeks. Ages 3 to 10 years. Hours are 9.30am to 3.00pm. For more information please phone Ann on 087 962 5218. Forms available in Birr Credit Union.

Free Teenage Camp

May 20, 2019

Free teenage camp in Birr Rugby club in July. For details contact Marie Brady on 087 4154983 after 3pm. Host families also required for French students attending
school in July and August. Text host to above number or call after 3pm.

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Upcoming Events

Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm