St. Mary's Parish Pastoral Council is a team of priests and laity, called to discern the spiritual and pastoral needs of the people of the parish.
The team strives to address these needs and foster spiritual values through effective dialogue and involvement of the whole parish. The Council gets its core values from the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.
'Simply reverence the Lord Jesus in your hearts, and always have the answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you all have.' (1 Peter 3:15)
From left to right:
Fr Mark Bennett, Fr Padraig Kelliher,
Fr Declan Shannon, Fr Turlough Baxter,
Fr. Krzysztof Przanowski.
Ordained 1995; Chaplain to Moyne Community School 1996 – 2005; Athlone 2005-present
Ordained 1997; Newtown Forbes; Carrick-on-Shannon; Athlone Sept 2011
Ordained 2004; Rome; Longford; Athlone September 2015
Ordained 1999; St. Mel’s College; Athlone 2002
Ordained 2001 for diocese of Kielce, Poland; Dublin 2010; Athlone June 2011
Presbytery Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Tel: 090 6472088
Booking of Anniversary Masses--bookings for the following year from November 2nd. You may ring or visit to obtain Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage Certificates. Notices for the Parish Newsletter to be in by 6pm, Wednesday. Bookings of Baptisms and Marriages. Genealogy requests followed up, if records available.