This is a list of all parish ministries and community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the name below for more information.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Every Friday the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in Immaculate Conception, Glencorrib & St. Joseph’s Shrule for adoration for personal needs, the needs of our parish and our world community. The times are:

  • Glencorrib: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Shrule: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Cleaning Ministry & Altar Society

We are always grateful for volunteers. Please contact us if you might be interested

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Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Eucharistic Ministers Rota 2016

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist help the clergy in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass & in bringing it to those who are homebound. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact the parish.

Coordinator for St. Joseph’s, Shrule: A. Geraghty

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Maintenance of Property Ministry

This ministry ensure that regular and yearly checks and maintenance is carried out on the churches of the parish.

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Ministry for Pilgrimages

A newly formed ministry in the parish, its objective is plan, organize and coordinate pilgrimages and trips at parish and diocesan level to shrines and places of prayer such as Knock, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg and Lourdes.

For information on past or upcoming events, please contact ministry coordinator.

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Ministry of Altar Servers

Any young person in the parish who has made their First Communion is welcome to join this ministry. Altar servers assist in various liturgical celebrations in the parish such as Sunday Mass, weddings & funerals.

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Ministry of Music

The Ministry of Music are men & women who share their love & talent of music to lead the people in song & enhance parish liturgies.


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Ministry of Readers/Lectors

St. Joseph’s, Shrule Lector’s Rota for 2016

Lectors/Readers proclaim the Word of God in parish liturgies. All necessary training and support is provided for anyone interested in this ministry.

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Ministry of the Sacristan

Sacristans are responsible for ensuring the church is prepared for Mass & other liturgical celebrations; & ensures sacred vessels, linens, liturgical vestments are maintained.


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Parish Newsletter

Phone/Text: 086 3782156


Many comment on our parish newsletter which is done on a 100% voluntary basis. Information relating to faith, church, ministry & community life feature our newsletter


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Pioneer Association

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Rosary Ministry

The Rosary is said after the celebration of Masses on Wednesday & broadcasted on radio:

  • Glencorrib 101.4fm
  • Shrule: TB

Everyone is welcome to join those leading the Rosary in the churches but in particular the homebound are invited to pray the Rosary. The Rosary is recited for personal & parish needs as well for Vocations.


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Phone: 091 – 565066
Address: Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway.

ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Services provides marriage preparation courses for couples choosing to get married in the Catholic Church & offers professional counselling services for couples & individuals to explore, reflect & work to resolve difficulties that arise in their marriage & relationship.

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Diocesan Pastoral Centre

Phone: 091-565066
Address: Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway.

The Diocesan Pastoral Centre provides programmes & support services that nurture the pastoral well being of parish community members so that they may more fully experience and live the Gospel of Christ.

Services Provided:

  • Youth Ministry
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Parenting Skill Courses
  • Bereavement
  • Rainbows
  • Beginning Experience (support for separated
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