Contact: Kathleen O’Leary

The Charismatic Prayer Group convene every Monday 7.30pm – 9.00pm Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. They meet to praise God and pray, particularly through meditating on the Scriptures.



Contact: Ann Fagan


The Christian Meditation Group was formed in the parish twenty two years ago.

Each time they gather, the group usually listen to a short talk followed by a period of silent reflection. Each meeting lasts forty five/fifty minutes. The group meet every Wednesday 8pm in the Friary House – all denominations are welcome.



Contact: Mary O’Mahony


The Divine Mercy Prayer Group meet every Wednesday 7.45pm Church of Resurrection. The message of the Divine Mercy is that God loves us — all of us. He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others.  This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina; to make known the power of intercessory prayer to bring God’s mercy to all mankind. The prayer group also support local and national charities and the Divine Mercy Charity HUDT ( worldwide.



Contact: John O’Keeffe


The Intercession for Priests Group meets the first Sunday of each month 3pm Church of Resurrection. The prayer meeting, which lasts for one hour, begins with praying the Rosary for our priests, followed by reflection on the Gospel Reading for that Sunday morning. The group have particular focus on vocations, seminarians and for any priests who may be experiencing difficulties in their ministry.



Contact: Mary O’Keefe and Chris Mannix

Email: (Michael Clifford)

The Padre Pio Prayer Group meet on the third Monday of each month, Church of the Resurrection 7.30pm. They travel to Knock on the 3rd Sunday of September and also to Holy Cross during the last Sunday in May. They hold an evening of reflection and celebrate mass in Ardfert Retreat Centre once a year. They have travelled on pilgrimage to Italy, to the place St Pio was born, where he grew up and lived during this life. They have visited Pietrelcina, Piano Romano and San Giovanni Rotundo.



Contact: Patricia O’Donoghue



The Legion of Mary was founded in 1921 by Frank Duff. It is a lay organisation where each member gives their service as volunteers to the Church – its main objective; the glory of God through the holiness of its members. In Killarney, a weekly meeting is held which includes prayer, discussion and updates of current work. Each week, two hours of apostolic work is carried out by each member (in pairs). The Legion of Mary visit the elderly in their homes and in local care facilities, care for the Holy Water by ensuring that bottles are filled each week and left in the basket in the Cathedral, visit families with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima locally and recite the Rosary at Grottos during May and October.



Contact: Alan and Kate Whelan



Marriage Encounter is part of an international catholic movement. The Killarney group is made up of happily married couples who have already undertaken a Marriage Encounter weekend. The group meet the first Saturday of each month, immediately following Saturday evening 7.30pm vigil mass Church of Resurrection in the Parish Centre, Park Road and is open for those couples who wish to meet with similar couples. Each November, the group host a Marriage Encounter weekend in The Lake Hotel, Killarney which is led by married couples and clergy. This weekend aims to rekindle and enrich the love and joys that couples share particularly those who already enjoy good marriages



Contact: Catherine Mc Mahon


Set up in 2004 with the support of Fr John Kerin, the Medjagorie Prayer Group have been going strong since with approx eight-ten core members. They pray using the same format as that in Medjagorie, allowing the community to experience the true presence of Adoration enhanced by music and prayer. The prayer group meet the last Thursday of each month in Church of Resurrection. They begin 8.45pm by praying the Rosary, followed by a guided Holy Hour (9pm -10pm).  Once year the prayer group hold an over-night vigil in the Church of the Resurrection during the Feast of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The group do not convene during the months July, August and December.



Contact: Mary Casey


The Mothers Prayer Group meet each Wednesday morning 10am – 11am in Church of Resurrection to pray, sing hymns, share the Word of God and pray the Rosary. It is open for all those who would like to pray in a special way for our children, in particular mothers and grandmothers. They also hold an annual mass for intentions and thanksgiving, and attend the annual weekend in Knock held at the end of March.



Contact: PJ Harnett


The mission of the Pioneer Association is to address the problems in society caused by excess alcohol consumption and drug usage. This is done through faith and prayer, self denial, example, activities based on presenting alternatives to individuals, particularly the young and advocacy. One of the main areas of work undertaken by the Killarney Pioneer Association each year is in meeting with the Confirmation children in our parish schools, discussing the pledge and the issues surrounding alcohol and young people.



Contact: Olive and Angela


The Prolife Prayer Group spends one hour each week in intercessory prayer for the protection of the unborn. The group meet every Friday in St Bridget’s Chapel, Church of Resurrection 10.00 – 11.00am.



Contact: Angela Leahy

The Secular Franciscan Order is the lay people’s branch of the worldwide Franciscan family. They are constantly in search of practical ways to live the Gospel of Christ and help others to do the same. The Killarney Secular Franciscan Order meet on the first Friday of every month 10am and 7.30pm mass at the Friary Church.



Contact: Kate Murphy


St Joseph’s Young Priests Society is a group of lay people who meet on a monthly basis for prayer. The purpose of the society is to help foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to assist financially in the education of students to the priesthood. Some of their work includes an annual collection, promoting the society, assisting the vocations director where possible and promoting Eucharistic Adoration. They meet first Thursday of each month 7pm, John Paul II Pastoral Centre Killarney.



Contact: The Franciscan Friary, Fairhill, Killarney

The Friary Taize Prayer Group meet every 2nd Thursday of the Month 8.00pm.

It is a meditative experience of prayer which includes silence and chanting of Taize music.