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 has over 100 priests and many committed lay people building up communities of faith. The Bishop is Bishop Brendan Leahy and the Diocesan Secretary is Catherine Kelly.
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