Parish Notices

parish notices

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Shaun Aherne, late of Greenvalley, Donnybrook and Blackrock. We extend our sincere sympathy to his loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends; may he rest in peace.

EASTER DUES ENVELOPES: Distributors, your bundles of envelopes with the Holy Week timetable are ready for collection in the sacristy. Extra help is always needed to distribute these envelopes and timetables so all homes are informed of the Holy Week Ceremonies. The areas of Amberley, Bracken Court and parts of Parkgate East Avenue don’t have any distributors. If you have spare please time call to the sacristy or parish office during the week to volunteer.

STATION MASS: Station area Ballinvuskig, Rose Hill, Fort William Upper Grange at the home of Irene Walsh on Friday March 29th  at 8pm; all are welcome.

TRÓCAIRE: This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign highlights the different ways land is stolen from vulnerable people in the developing world. It could be by corporate land grabs, by war or simply because they are a woman. To find out more visit Please take a Trócaire Box home with you, which are available on the tables at the back of the church.

MASS BOOKINGS for April, May & June may now be booked in the parish office. Opening hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pmConfirmation & First Holy Communion cards are available in the parish office cost €1.50. 

LEARN ABOUT JUSTICE from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, at 11am, Tuesday 19th, 26th March, 2nd, 9th, 16th April.   Info: or 021-4294076.    

MATT TALBOT NOVENA:  Monday 25th March we begin Week 3 of the Matt Talbot Novena in The Way of the Cross Church, Togher; Sr Jennifer McAleer, Good Shepherd Sisters, Montenotte will be our preacher and Rev. Fr Colin Doocey, P.P. Mahon will be our celebrant that night. Mass and Novena prayers begin at 7.30pm.       

GODPARENTS: We are finding it difficult to get sponsers for newcomers to our country. Their hostel is in our parish. Would you like to be a Godparent ?? (commitment until Confirmation). Contact Sr Frances 087-1242452

LOURDES: Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019 is from the 10th –  15th June – 5 nights. Full Board & Accommodation. Booking forms available for the Pilgrim section from Joe Walsh Tours 117 Patrick Street Cork. Tel: 021-4277959  Enquiries for Special Sick/Assisted Section to: The Pilgrimage Director V. Rev. Canon James O’Donovan, Parochial House, Ballinlough, Cork Tel: 021-4292296

SUNDAY DEVOTIONS: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary this Sunday, (24th March) at 7pm in the little chapel at the back of the church.

HOLY HOUR TO PRAY FOR VOCATION will take place this coming Wednesday 27th March from 3pm to 4pm at the Mercy Hospital Chapel – all are welcome.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION for last weekend (9/10th March) amounted to €1595. 2nd collection this weekend (23/24th March) is the monthly Church Refurbishment Fund; thank you for your continued generosity.

ANAM CARA CORK: The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Wednesday 3rd April at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli,

Lent at Glenstal Abbey: ‘Journeying with God’s People in Exodus’ – Join us over 5 of the Sundays in Lent, commencing March 10th, and explore this journey, theirs and ours, through Exodus, 4.30pm in the Library followed by refreshments & vespers. Contact: /061 621005 / 

LOURDES 2019: YOUNG ADULT HELPERS: The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites young adults 18-25yrs to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers from 10th to 15th June. As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme – time for prayer, sharing in the story of Lourdes and making new friends. Limited number of places – for further. Details contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537474.

GUIDED FAITH FILLED LENTEN JOURNEY , YOUCAT/YOUCAT COMPANION (6 Wednesday evenings). Start: Ash Wednesday 6th March from 7.30pm – 8.45pm, SMA Community Centre, Wilton. All welcome, including parish faith formation personnel/teachers/parents/young adults. Contact Máirín Ní Shúilleabháin 087/7950325 for details.

CORK SCRIPTURE GROUP is hosting 4 nights in March on John’s Gospel (Facilitators: Fr John Newman and Pauline Byrne) Mondays 4th, 11th, 25th March and 1st April from 7.30 – 9.30pm in Scala Centre, Blackrock (opposite Blackrock Castle) Cost €50. To book a place please email 

45 CARD DRIVE: Monday, March 25th at 7.30pm in the parish pentre.    

CORK ALZHEIMERS CAFÉ: A safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends along with social and health professionals to meet. Last Friday of each month 1.30–3.30pm in St Finbarrs Hospital, Douglas Road. Light refreshments provided free of charge; all welcome. Friday 29th March – next meeting.

ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMMEMondays from 2pm – 4pm, Gentle Exercise 2pm – 3pm & Line Dancing: 3pm – 4pmTuesdays: 10.45am – 11.45am – Pilates; 2 -4pm – Art. Wednesdays: Cuppa in the parish centre after 10am Mass. Everyone is warmly welcome. 

Medjugorje Pilgrimage May 28th – June 4th ex Cork. 15 places remaining. €725.00 half board. €200.00 deposit secures place. Staying in locally owned Hotel Leone, 3 mins from St. James church. Spiritual director Fr. Sean Corkery. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy on 0862959380. 

The Knockadoon Music and Liturgy Course is now open for booking! Experience a week of music, friendship and community from the 11th to the 17th of August. More info available on our Facebook, Instragram & Twitter @KnockadoonML or our website

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. 

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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