Our Catholic Community
The Diocese of Limerick is a Catholic community of sixty parish communities living and working together in service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Its geographical area comprises the greater part of County Limerick, part of County Clare and one townland in County Kerry. Eighteen of its parishes are located in the Limerick metropolitan area and environs.
The Diocese under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Brendan Leahy and the management of Ms Catherine Kelly together with a body of committed lay people - both volunteers and employees - and clergy provides a variety of administrative, pastoral and other services and supports to the Christian communities which it serves and to the wider community in the city and county.
It has been an event of the Holy Spirit, an experience of deep encounter, a time of hope. The image of it that I treasure is one found on our Synod website - the hall in Mary Immaculate College with 400 people, lay, priests, single and married, young and older, gathered together in circles working hard but joyfully at discerning what God was calling us to as a Diocese.
- Bishop Brendan Leahy