This is a list of Adare Parish and Community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information. If you would like your community group or service to appear on our website please contact the Parish Office.

Church Cleaning

The church is cleaned on a weekly basis by a group of 40 volunteers from the parish. As a result of their hard work and generosity, the church is always kept suitably clean for the many liturgical celebrations. A weekly rota is in place and co-ordinated by Ann Noonan and Rita Hickey. For further information, please contact the parish office on (061) 396 172.

Finance Committee

Under Canon Law, every parish is required to have a Finance Committee and ours was set up in 2006. The committee along with the parish priest/administrator look after the finances of the parish, and the renovations, maintenance and development of parish property. The committee prepares an annual statement which is sent out to parishioners every year. Any query for the Finance Committee, please contact the Parish Office on (061) 396 172.

Holy Trinity Abbey Choir

Holy Trinity Abbey in Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland, is a place of Christian worship for over seven hundred years and home to Holy Trinity Abbey Choir. Holy Trinity Abbey Choir was founded in 1995 under the directorship of Tracey Fitzgerald.

Holy Trinity Abbey Choir is a voluntary Church Choir and sings at 11.30am Mass each Sunday and at all liturgical festivities throughout the year including the Dawn Mass on Easter Sunday; ordinations; weddings and funerals. Now in its sixteenth year the sheer enthusiasm, perseverance and love of music and God have brought this choir together as a “family” which has received many graces.

Take a short while to read more about our church choir, its history and current members.

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina group meet once a week in Fr. Noonan’s house during Advent and Lent. Lectio Divina means ‘sacred reading’ of scripture in which the participants hope to meet God and grow in understanding of God and what God has revealed.

Please contact Helen Gleeson for further details.

Liturgy Group

The Liturgy Group of The Holy Trinity Church Adare was formed in 2007. The purpose of the group is to enhance parish liturgies and prayer and to encourage Christian community by promoting collaborative ministry and active participation of the faith community.

During its time the liturgy group has been very active and the following is a summary of some of its activities.

  • Organization and preparation of special liturgies for Christmas and Easter and special holy and feast days.
  • Organization of special ceremonies for Easter. Live Stations of the Cross are enacted by a wide section of the community, but mostly involving teenagers and young people. This prayerful event takes place each year in the town park and proves very popular with all who participate.
  • A wonderful ecumenical seder meal which was prepared and enjoyed by about 15 people.
  • Annual youth masses for students doing exams.
  • Family masses with involvement of first holy communicants.
  • Special preparations for ordination of a local young man to the community of Glenstal.
  • Special bereavement liturgy for those who suffered the loss of a child.
  • Special liturgy for the Holy souls.
  • Decoration of church for special events, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost etc.
  • Visual display area depicting the Sunday Gospels, cultural celtic display for St Patrick’s Day, Resurrection cross and empty tomb, remembrance shrine for those who died during year from parish, Lenten garden, etc.
  • Lectio Divina for Advent and Lent, also an ecumenical event.

Present active members of Liturgy group are: Mgr. Daniel Neenan, Margaret Caulfield, Mary Sexton, Tracey Fitzgerald, Ann Noonan, Antoinette Collins, Gabrielle Higgins.

Being part of the Liturgy group is both enriching and rewarding, but also involves active commitment. We welcome new members.

Parish Pastoral Council

The Adare Parish Pastoral Council mission statement reads: We are believers who come together as a welcoming Christian community to worship, witness and minister to one another and to the people of our parish.

The Parish Pastoral Council was founded in recent years and is a leadership group through which priests and people work together as partners in furthering the mission of Christ in Adare. It is a representative body in which the diversity of the parish community is reflected. It is a means whereby all parishioners can take part in discussions that relate to the parish, its mission and its future development.

This group meet on a monthly basis in the Parish Centre. The Pastoral Council is represented in the local pastoral area group of parishes: Cloncagh/Knockaderry, Granagh/Ballingarry, Croagh/Kilfinny and Rathkeale.

The Parish Pastoral Council hopes to put into practice a model of church which the Second Vatican Council articulated and for which it yearned.

Chairperson: Mary Sexton.

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