Parish Notices

parish notices

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Congratulations to all the girls and boys from Ms. Ryan’s & Mr. Kirby’s classes who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 11th and to Ms. Lane’s & Ms. O’Sullivan’s classes who will receive their First Holy Communion tomorrow Saturday May 18th. They are a credit to everyone. Sincere thanks to all the teachers involved who put in exceptional work with the children as well as the excellent 1st class children who were/will be the choirs on these days. (There will be No 10am Mass tomorrow Saturday morning).

ROSARY for month of May will be prayed at 9.40am – before the 10am Mass every day in our church for the month of May. Following a beautiful tradition Rosary will also be prayed at the Marian Shrine, Grange Park every evening at 7.30pm; everyone is warmly welcomed to join with us in reciting this beautiful prayer to Mary, Mother of God and our Mother. 

MASS BOOKINGS for June may now be booked in the parish office. Opening hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pmMasses for July, August & September may only be booked from Wednesday  June 5th  Confirmation & First Holy Communion cards are available in the parish office cost €1.50. 

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Remembrance Evening on Wednesday 5th June at 7:20pm at the Lough, Cork, followed by tea and coffee in the Hawthorn. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please RSVP to or 085 2888888 to help us organise. Please note there are NO events in July or August.

SHORT PRAYER FOR EXAM STUDENTS: Dear Lord, give me the spirit of calm to prepare well. Give me the spirit of wisdom to choose the right questions. Give me the spirit of reason to answer to the best of my ability. Allow me do myself justice. Help me be a source of encouragement for my classmates and friends. Guide me through the days ahead and keep me always in your care.

All Ireland Rosary Rally, Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, Saturday 1st June 2019 from 2pm-5pm.   Mass celebrated by Bishop John Fleming, homilist Fr Frank Fahey. Buses available locally; Damien (Cork – Blarney) on 087 204 9048 or Jerry (Cork City and surrounding areas) on 021 488 5443.

Carrigaline Union of Parishes is holding their annual Summer Fete in St Mary’s School, Waterpark, Carrigaline, on Saturday 25th May from 10am – 2pm. There will be lots of stalls to choose from- Bric a Brac, Toys, Jewellery, Plants, Cakes, Home Produce, Books. There will be Bouncy Castles, Refreshments, a Raffle and much more! Come along and enjoy the fun! For further details visit

Cork Ecumenical Bible Week extends a warm welcome to everyone to join them on Tuesday 21st May in The Sacred Hearts Church , Monkstown with Rev Elaine Murray, Wednesday 22nd May in  St Joseph’s Glanmire with Fr Ben Hegarty OP, Thursday 23rd in Old Schoolhouse, St Michael’s, Blackrock with Dr Richard Scriven and Sunday 26th in Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road with Dr Jessie Rogers at 7.30pm each evening.  Donations welcome.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: The Annual Ecumenical Service for ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’ will take place, on  Sunday 19th May 7.30pm in  St. Columba’s Church, Douglas. The theme this year is ONLY JUSTICE and the material comes from the Christian churches in Indonesia. This gives us an opportunity to reflect upon the context in which we pray for Christian unity. How do divisions in our society contribute to divisions in the Church? Let us continue to work together and pray that the Lord’s wish ‘that they all may be one’ will one day be fulfilled.

KNOCK: 22nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE on JUNE 4th  –  6th; departing Togher Church at 8.30am and Convent Ballyphehane at 8.50am. Please hand your name to Sr. Annunciata, Presentation Convent,Ballyphehane before 30th May. For more details of booking phone Rita on 021 4963604.

Knock & Lough Derg Retreat: Monday May 20th: Mass at Glenstal Abbey Limerick on route to Lough Derg. Tuesday 21st May: Lough Derg retreat from 9.30am-4pm. Wednesday 22nd May: Visit Knock Shrine on return journey. Two nights accommodation with 2 evening meals and Lough Derg retreat all included in the package. Limited seats available. Bookings taken until 8th May. Contact: Office: 023-8849196, Cormac 087-6167835 or Denise 087-7688561. email

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, (19th May) at 7pm in the little chapel at the back of the church.
OFFERTORY COLLECTION for weekend of 11/12th May amounted to €1302, 2nd collection for Parish Pastoral Services came to €875, this weekend (18/19th May) 2nd collection is for the monthly Church Refurbishment Fund. Next weekend (25/26th May) 2nd collection is for the World Meeting of Families; thank you for your continued generosity.  
THANK YOU FROM THE PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE – Fr Charlie Kiely wishes to acknowledge your generosity to the annual collection taken up last weekend and looks forward to meeting many of you over the coming year at our various events in the diocese.
MONTHLY HOLY HOUR TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS will be hosted by the Ursuline Sisters on Monday 27th May from 7pm to 8pm in the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock T12 X982, (access from Convent Road). Cup of tea to follow – all are welcome.
CATHERINE’S GUIDE UNIT, FRANKFIELD: Volunteers needed. We are looking for new leaders. We meet on Tuesdays 6.20pm – 7.40pm. You must be 18yrs or over and willing to be garda vetted. Don’t worry about experience, full training will be provided. For more information contact Cathy on 089-4158733
NEW MISSION TEAM: The formation of a new Mission Team in Cork & Ross diocese is being explored.  Its aim will be to promote and foster mission awareness in parishes and in the diocese.  A meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th May at 7:30pm in the Carrigaline Parish Centre, Cork  Road. Interested parishioners and especially those who have worked overseas on mission or in development work are invited and welcome to attend. Enquiries to Fr Pat Fogarty 087 6608758 or
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.  
Cork Autism Conference 2019 –  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities,  Sunday, September 22nd, Silversprings Hotel, Tivoli, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. All are welcome. More info here: or call 089 239 8900.

45 CARD DRIVE: We are taking a break and will resume in September.

ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMMEMondays from 2pm – 4pm, Gentle Exercise 2pm – 3pm & Line Dancing: 3pm – 4pmTuesdays: 10.45am – 11.45am – Pilates. 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. 

Medjugorje Conference and Day of Prayer with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019, Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 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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