Esker Mass Schedule
There will be no 8am Mass Monday to Friday for the month of July and August. This commences on Monday July 4th 2022 .
Monday – Friday 10am only
Saturday 8am & 10am Sunday…
Solidarity with Ukraine
The Redemptorists have a strong presence across Ukraine. The Redemptorists are also actively engaged in emergency responses in Poland and Slovakia.
The Redemptorists are/have:
- Opened their houses, churches, and halls as shelter areas in Ukraine for fleeing and frightened
STATEMENT FROM THE REDEMPTORISTS
It is with immense regret and after lengthy consideration that we must announce a decision to bring our mission at Esker Monastery to a close. The Redemptorists first came to Esker in 1901 and since then have experienced and valued…
St. Gerard Majella & Esker:- Join us on-line, 8pm, Mon.12th to Wed.14th Oct.
Coping with Anxiety: a prayer for any time
St. Francis de Sales, bishop of Geneva in the late 1500′s, was a man of great compassion and gentleness of spirit. Amongst his writings, we find this prayer that has helped many people over the ages: it may help you…
Prayer to St. Michael, the ArchAngel
Pope Leo XIII composed this prayer in the 1890′s, as he foresaw great attacks upon the Church and the Christian faith. Pope Francis, in September of 2018, invited Catholics to pray this prayer during the month of October of that…
Congratulations to three Diamond Jubilarians in Esker, Sept. 25th, 2020
On Friday, September 25th, three members of our Esker Redemptorist Community celebrated sixty years of their Ordination to the Priesthood, on Sept. 25, 1960. They are Fr. John Corbett C.Ss.R., a native of Athenry: Fr. Phil Hearty C.Ss.R., a native…
‘Gospel Reflection’ – ‘Lectio Divina’ –
Known also as ‘Lectio Divina’, this reflection together on the Word of God for the following Sunday, helps us to go deeper into the Word, and to hear how it speaks to any one of…
Celebrating the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, August 1st.
ESKER PITCH N PUTT
Esker Pitch & Putt course will remain closed for the remainder of 2020 due to Covid 19. Looking forward to welcoming you all back in 2021.
Golden Jubilee of Ordination, Fr. Brian Holmes C.Ss.R., in Mozambique
Fr. Brian Holmes, a Cork man and a Redemptorist, celebrates 50 years of priesthood this Sunday, May 3rd, 2020. Brian works in our Redemptorist Mission in Mozambique, begun in 2011. Asked by the parish priest in Curaheen in Cork to…
Redemptorists worldwide celebrate St. Clement Hofbauer, March 15, 2020
Click here to watch a 6-minute video on St. Clement Hofbauer, on YouTube.
Redemptorists in Esker, Redemptorists worldwide, together with Redemptoristines and all our Redemptorist Co-Workers, celebrate this weekend of March 15th,…
Death of Fr. James Duggan, C.Ss.R., in Brazil, Friday Dec. 6th, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of Redemptorist Confreres in Fortaleza in Brazil. Fr. James (Jacó) has spent almost all of his priestly ministry working in North Eastern Brazil. Ar dheis Dé go raibh…
Death of Fr. Matt (Matias) Ryan, C.Ss.R.
Death of Fr. Phil Dunlea, Redemptorist.
The death occurred suddenly on Tuesday last, July 23rd 2019, of Fr. Phil Dunlea, in our Clonard Community. May he rest in peace. His funeral took place in Clonard Church on Friday 26th, with burial afterwards in the Redemptorist plot…
Death of Brother John Long, C.Ss.R., Esker
Death of Fr. Brian McGrath C.Ss.R.
Fr. Brendan O’Rourke says his farewell.
Galway Cathedral Novena 2019 – completed.
The annual Galway Cathedral Novena to the Mother of Perpetual Help – or Our Galway Festival of Faith – began on Monday February 18th and concluded on Tuesday February 26th inclusive. The number who attended each day, at…
Monday,Feb. 11th, 2019: 70 years a Redemptorist: Bro.James Casey
‘Only for the snow, I would have been a White Father!’
Brother James Casey, Redemptorist, celebrates 70 years as a Redemptorist on Monday, February 11th, 2019. He took his first vows on February 11th, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes,…
Happy 97th Birthday Fr. Anthony Mulvey, Esker Redemptorist Community.
‘… like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither…’: (Psalm 1:3)
We wish every blessing on our Fr. Tony Mulvey whose ninety seventh birthday is on January 30th.…
Fr. Anthony Mulvey, a Redemptorist for 75 years, on September 8th, 2018.
FR. ANTHONY ‘TONY’ MULVEY, C.SS.R.
Where were you, and what were you doing on September 8th, 1943? That’s a while ago, now! On that day, Feast of the Birthday of Our Lady, a young man of 21 took his first…
St.Alphonsus de Liguori, Founder of the Redemptorists. Feast August 1st.
Death of Fr. Louis Eustace C.Ss.R., Thursday Nov. 30th, 2017.
Death of Fr. Pat Reynolds, C.Ss.R.
What Milo (7) in Esker showed me about the Icon
Milo and his Mom and his Grandmother were in Esker on the last day of the visit of the Pilgrim Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help, in April 2016. His response to the icon and his photograph of it,…
Death of Fr. Tommy Byrne, C.Ss.R, Esker
Death of Fr. Brian Foley, C.Ss.R., September 11.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our Esker Redemptorist Community, Fr. Brian Foley. He died at noon today, Sunday September 11, in University College Hospital Galway. Fr. Michael O’Flynn was with him at…
Death of Fr Pat Egan C.Ss.R.
Big Day for Redemptoristine Nuns. Beatification of their Foundress, June 18th.
Death of Fr. Jim O’Connor, Redemptorist.
We regret to announce the death of one of our Redemptorist confreres, Fr. Jim O’Connor, who went to God on Monday morning April 18th, 2016. May…
Patricia with the Icon – and another ‘icon’!
Death of Brother John Augustine (‘Senan’) Forrie, C.Ss.R.
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Brother John Augustine (‘Senan’) Forrie,
C.Ss.R., of this Esker Community.
Brother Senan died peacefully on Thursday night, February 11th, 2016, at about 9.30pm, in Galway University Hospital, where he had…
Blessed Gennaro Maria Sarnelli, Redemptorist: Feast June 30th.
Feast of Blessed Gennaro (‘Januarius’) Maria Sarnelli, Redemptorist. 1702- 1744.
GENNARO SARNELLI was a very close friend of young Alphonsus de Liguori,. They met in Naples, and both were lawyers, there. They came from fairly well-off families,- Alphonsus from Naples,…
Death of Fr. Martin Ryan C.Ss.R.
Reading the Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help
Click here to see an explanation of the Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help.
Tribute to Fr. Vincent Kavanagh.
Great to find this on an international Redemptorist website! Found on Facebook.
Fr. Vincent died on Friday May 15th, 2015. May he rest in peace.
Death of Fr. Vincent Kavanagh C.Ss.R., member of Esker Community.
The death has occurred of Fr. Vincent Kavanagh C.Ss.R. peacefully, at Flannery’s Nursing Home, Abbeyknockmoy on Friday 15th May 2015. Deeply regretted by his sister Eileen, his brothers Tom and Liam, (predeceased by his brother John,his sister Marjorie and Jim…
Death of Fr. Flann Daffy, C.Ss.R., April 26th, 2015.
From the Provincial of the Cebu Province of Redemptorists, Fr. Nico Perez: an email sent to Fr Dan Baragry, C.Ss.R., Provincial Dublin Province, following the death of Fr. Flann Daffy, in Esker:
Death of Mrs. Phil O’Rourke.
St. Clement’s Students, on house-building project with SERVE in Brazil.
See article in Irish Catholic on the recent visit by students from St. Clement’s Redemptorist College in Limerick, to Brazil, along with some teachers and two Redemptorist priests from Ireland. Click here or go to
The St. Clement’s School…
Death of Fr. Peter Ward, C.Ss.R., on Saturday November 1st:
Fr Peter Ward of Clonard community, Belfast, died at 4.15am this Feast of All Saints, 1st November 2014, in Our Lady’s Home, Belfast Fr Phil Dunlea was with him May Fr Peter rest in peace with all the saints of God…
What Blessed Pope Paul VI said spontaneously to a Redemptorist gathering, in 1973.
Death of Fr. Stephen McCabe, Redemptorist.
The Month’s Mind Mass for Fr. Stephen McCabe, Redemptorist, was celebrated on Sunday Nov. 30th at 3pm in Marianella Chapel, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin. The chapel was packed with people who knew and loved Stephen and/or members of his family,…
Death of Fr. Alec Reid, Redemptorist, Peace-Maker.
Death of Fr. Willie Power, Redemptorist, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.
Fr. William (Willie) Power, C.Ss.R.
1922 – 2013
The death has occurred in Carrigoran Nursing Home in Newmarketonfergus, Co. Clare, of our Redemptorist confrere, Fr. Willie Power. He was born on 20/02/’22. He died on October 23rd, 2013.…
Death of Fr. Michael Browne, C.Ss.R. Sept. 5, 2013.
The death has occurred today, Sept. 5th at c. 4.30am, in Belfast of a dearly-loved Redemptorist priest, Fr. Michael Browne. Fr. Michael was ordained in Cluain Mhuire by Bishop Michael Browne, in 1961. The day of his ordination co-incided with…
St. Alphonsus Liguori, Feast Day, August 1st.
FEAST OF ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI, AUGUST 1st.
To learn about Alphonsus Liguori, Founder of the Redemptorists, click here to listen to YouTube, a 6 minute talk given by Fr. Michael Brehl, former Provincial of the Redemptorists of the Edmonton/Toronto Province,…
Death of Fr. Paddy Breen, C.Ss.R.
Death of Fr. Paddy Breen, C.Ss.R.
The death has occurred on Wednesday March 27th of Fr. Paddy Breen, a Redemptorist much loved among his confreres and by so many among whom and to whom he ministered over his long…
Death of Fr. Denis Cronin, Redemptorist, in Brazil, Dec. 12, 2012.
Homily given at Esker Cemetery Sunday Mass, Sept. 9, 2012
August 17th, 2012,- New Irish/Brazilian Redemptorist Mission to Africa.
AUGUST 17TH, 2012 will be remembered for the Formal Opening of the New Irish/Brazilian Redemptorist Mission in Mozambique and Malawi:
‘Plant an acorn, wait for an oak.’
Ever heard of ‘Chechewa’ ? Across Mozambique and neighbouring Malawi,…
Alphonsus, A Man on Fire
Alphonsus, A Man on Fire
“Return Love for Love”
is what he said to do.
When all was said and done, this was his heart’s deep cry,-
‘return love, for love’.
Live in the Birth
August 1st,- Feast of St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Founder of the Redemptorists.
The first day of August is dear to Redemptorists throughout the world. It is the Feast day of their Founder, St. Alphonsus de Liguori. Born in Naples in 1696, he died at Pagani in 1787, in his 91st…
‘Copiosa apud Eum Redemptio’ -the Redemptorist Motto.
‘Copiosa apud Eum Redemptio’ -the Redemptorist Motto. On the Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Third Sunday of July each year, -and this year on July 15th- , a short reflection on the motto of the Redemptorists since the…
Panis Angelicus, O Sacrum Convivium, O Salutaris Hostia, Adoro Te Devote, Tantum Ergo
THREE HYMNS FOR CORPUS CHRISTI, also ADORO TE DEVOTE, and TANTUM ERGO
Below are three hymns composed by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord. Google any one of them on YouTube, to…
The Opening of a new Redemptorist House, ‘Scala’, in Cork.
This past Sunday, May 20,2012, saw the official opening of the new Redemptorist House, called ‘SCALA’, in Blackrock, in Cork. Located close to Blackrock Castle, the surroundings of what was formerly known as Castlemahon House are beautiful, with miles of…
Fr. Finbarr Connolly C.Ss.R., R.I.P.
Fr. Finbarr Connolly, C.Ss.R.
1924 – 2012
Fr. Finbarr was born on 24th August 1924 in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. He professed his vows as a Redemptorist in Dundalk on 8th September 1942. After his profession…
Death of Fr. Finbarr Connolly, C.Ss.R.
Fr. Finbarr Connolly, R. I. P.
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Fr. Finbarr Connolly, C.Ss.R. who died peacefully on Monday 7th May 2012. He had been declining over the past few years and…
Death of Brother John (‘Baptist’) Cashman, C.Ss.R.
We regret to announce the death of Br. John (Baptist) Cashman, C.Ss.R. of the Redemptorist Community at Mount St. Alphonsus, Limerick. Br. John died peacefully at 3.10pm on Wednesday, 18th April in the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. Fr. Adrian…
Easter Sunday Reflection: ‘Funny Bones’
Them bones, Them bones-
are some good bones
for living to the full;
Head bone for thinking well
on all that is
and how and why
Back bone for Will,
Fr. Jim Stanley, Redemptorist, R.I.P.
We regret to announce the death of Fr. Jim Stanley, C.Ss.R. in our Redemptorist community in Marianella, Dublin, on Monday, 2nd April, 2012.
An outline of the life of Fr. Jim Stanley, C.Ss.R.
Fr. Jim was a native of Woodford,…
Fr. Sean Lawlor, C.Ss.R., R.I.P
|Fr. Sean Lawlor, Redemptorist, died (suddenly) in Limerick, on Feb. 7th, 2012.The following was written by Fr. Dermie O’Connor, who lived and worked with Fr. Sean in Esker for several years, as well|