Parish Notices

parish notices

In your prayers please remember Joan Walsh; we extend our deepest sympathy to her loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends; may she rest in peace.

MASS BOOKINGS for October, November & December may now be booked in the parish office. Opening hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Due to the high demand for Masses around Christmas we are only taking one intention per person for the weekend Masses in December.                                   

SUNDAY DEVOTIONS: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary will take place in the Little Chapel at the back of the church this Sunday, 16th September at 7pm.

FOUND: There was a crucifix found recently on the church grounds. If you are the owner please call to the sacristy where you can collect it.

STATION MASS for Ballinvoskig, Fort William, Upper Grange, Wilsfort and Ballinreesig will be celebrated on Friday 25th September 8pm in the home of Jim & Bríd Browne. We encourage each household to try and have a representative at this Station Mass.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP: Pilates will resumed on Tuesday, 4th September at 10.45am. Wednesday 19th September: Cuppa resumes after 10am Mass. Monday 24th September: Gentle Exercise 2pm – 3pm & Line Dancing 3pm – 4pm. On Tuesday 2nd October, the art group starts back from 2pm – 4pm. 

MARYMOUNT HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING: The Active Retired group will be holding their Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice on Wednesday September 19th in the parish centre following the 10am Morning Mass. Please come along and support this very worthwhile cause while enjoying the chat over a cuppa !!                                                                                

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: A support group is beginning in the S.M.A Parish Centre Wilton. Sessions begin on Wednesday 19th September Time at 8pm. It is open to all people recently or long-term bereaved. For further information please Contact Mary:  086 3124343,                 Margaret: 4544429.

GOUGANE SUNDAY takes place on Sunday 30th September. Bishop John Buckley will preside at 3pm Mass and Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry will deliver the homily; all parishes and clergy are invited to attend.

Trócaire supports some of the world’s most vulnerable people in the developing world, whilst also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland. We are a group of committed individuals who meet three times a year in Cork to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire. Would you be interested in becoming involved?   If so, email or visit for more information.

Support Cork Simon this September by sharing a meal with friends: This September, we are asking everyone to gather your friends, grab some food and make a difference. By hosting a meal, you will be joining the fight against homelessness. Every Great Cork Simon Supper will help raise funds to ensure that those who use our services are provided with the nourishing meals that they need. We need to raise €180,000 this year, to feed the people who are now depending on our services. It’s very easy to get involved. Simply pick a date, gather everyone together, grab some food, and make a difference. Whether it’s an end of summer BBQ or a simple pot luck, it’s easy to be part of the Great Cork Simon Supper. We would be incredibly grateful to have your support and we will provide you with everything you need to organise the perfect Supper. To get involved visit, or give me a call on 021 4929410. I would be delighted to speak with you about how you can make the most of your supper.

GIRL GUIDES: St. Catherine’s Brigini Company will be returning on Tuesday 18th September from 6.20pm. to 7.40pm. We meet every Tuesday evening in the parish centre (behind the church). Girls aged six to ten are welcome to join us. Katherine Fitzpatrick 087 9339822.

45 CARD DRIVE returns on Monday 1st October at 7.30pm in the parish centre. Now that  the evenings are getting shorter come along and enjoy a friendly chat and a cuppa. Both experienced and beginners are always warmly welcome.

The Irish Cancer Society’s national conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am – 4pm. The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professional and staff /volunteers from cancer support services. Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more. For more information call Breda on 01 2310 533,  email or go to to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.

Toward Resilience in Family Caregiving for people with Dementia: Are you caring for a loved one suffering with dementia? Our research team needs your help! We are holding a series of workshops throughout Ireland to spread awareness of the ‘Enhancing Carers Resilience’ (EnCaRe) resource. We are seeking feedback from a broad range of family carers, to promote the EnCaRe resource. What is involved in the workshops? The workshop will take place on the 18th September from 10am – 1pm in the Ambassador Hotel, Cork.. There will be refreshments at the meeting, followed by lunch after the workshop, Participants will be invited to engage with other family carers to tell of their experiences in caregiving. Reasonable travel and care expenses will be covered. If you are interested in participating in these workshops or would like more information on the project please contact Kevin Deegan on +353 85 852 9352 or email

Down Syndrome Centre Forge Hill, Pouladuff, Cork is holding a fund raising event at the Clayton Hotel Cork City on 29th September from 11am – 5pm, that will raise monies for the centre which is an early intervention centre. The Centre caters for children from the Munster area. Buy My Dress sees new and pre loved designer and occasion dresses find a new home and will be on sale on the day.

DOUGLAS AND DISTRICT CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP meet on the 1st Thursday each month, from September to June. Venue: Lion House, Douglas Time: 11am -1pm. We try to offer advice and support in an informal atmosphere and an opportunity to socialise and chat over a cup of tea. Contact: Aidan on 0874139461 or Tony on 087 2233019.       

Age Action Getting Started computer beginners classes for over 55s continuing throughout autumn & winter 2018: Classes are taught one on one by patient volunteers. We balance the number of volunteer tutors and learners, so registration is important. Classes run for 5 weeks 2 hours a week in a fun relaxed atmosphere. AREAS: Blackrock/Mahon Monday afternoons, Bishopstown Model Farm Road (Age Action Training room) Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings, City Centre Saturday mornings,  Carrigaline –Wednesday mornings, Mayfield – Monday mornings, Ballincollig –Tuesdays – now taking names for November; please apply early as these classes are very popular. Most classes have a minimum of 5 learners and 5 volunteer tutors. To put your name down for any of these classes. Tel 021 2067399 or text 087 1956026 or 0860081484. If you have email, the address is  WE ARE ALSO SEEKING VOLUNTEERS IN MOST AREAS!! All you need is 2 hours a week, basic knowledge, a good sense of humour and patience. Interested? Please email or text or call 0871956026. We particularly need volunteers in Macroom, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Glanmire, Mallow, Midleton. 

Cork Autism Conference 2018 – Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach,  Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for parents, families, caregivers, adults with ASD, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Aspergers Syndrome. More info here: or call 089 239 8900.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION for last weekend (8/9th September) amounted to €1390, 2nd collection for the monthly Church Refurbishment Fund came to €1037; thank you for your continued generosity.

SLIMMING WORLD: Every Thursday at 5.30pm & 7.30pm in the parish centre, and Thursday mornings from 9.30am-11am; phone Lynda 0871272111.

The Irish Cancer Society operates a free Volunteer Driver Service that is available to patients attending the following hospitals for chemotherapy treatments; Cork University Hospital, The Mercy University Hospital & South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital. Volunteer drivers will pick a patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door and then when finished treatment, pick them up and drop them home again. All volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the website at or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

The Attridge Academy of Irish dance has classes in the parish centre every Wednesday from 4pm – 4.45pm; new beginners welcome (senior infants and older); further enquiries please contact Niamhmarie (Attridge) Gómez TCRG TTCT on 0863557288 or visit the website

Free DIY Service for Older People: Age Action’s Care & Repair programme is providing DIY work free of charge for older people in Cork. The service has been in operation since 2009 and is expanding year on year as demand grows. To inquire about the Care & Repair service or to request a job, simply call Age Action at their new office on the Model Farm Rd. The new phone number is 021-2067399.  

MASS CARDS: A new selection of Mass cards and other cards are now available in the Parish office. Cost €2 and €3. A new collection of Baptismal candles are also available.

Mass bookings:  see parish office page.

Baptismal Bookings: see Baptism

Parish Centre: If any group or organisation is interested in hiring a room in the parish centre, please contact Fr Kevin or the parish office. You are responsible for your own public liability insurance.

























































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