Thoughts and Prayers While We Go Through This Challenging Period of Isolation


Our churches may be closed at the moment but we keep all our parishioners and their families and friends at home and abroad in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  We pray also for those in the front-line who are putting their  lives at risk to help others. We ask God to protect them as they put their own well-being at risk in the service of all. 

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our Parish services when all this is over.


An Act of Spiritual Communion 

This is a simple and loving act of Spiritual Communion which we are called to make in these times when w are unable to attend mass and received the Eucharist:  

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love you above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,  

please come spiritually into my heart.

I embrace you now as if you were already there and I unite myself wholly to you.

Never permit me to be separated from you.




Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary During Coronavirus 

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.



Parish Projects

  • Powerstown Graveyard Project

    The parish Graveyard Project allows you to search and view the graves in Powerstown cemetery, including headstone images and a mapping of the graveyard.

    View graveyard page


  • Powerstown Church Bicentenary 1810-2010, A Commemorative History

    This book is the collaborative endeavour by several parishioners, who covered a variety of topics, ranging from the geographical to the historical aspects of the parish.

    View book details