Parish Notices

parish notices

RECENTLY DECEASED:  In your prayers please remember Finbarr (Fin) McCarthy; late of Willsfort, Cooney’s Lane; we extend our sincere sympathy to his loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends; may he rest in peace.                     

SUNDAY DEVOTIONS: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary will take place in the Little Chapel at the back of the church on Sunday 15th September at 7pm.

PARISH CHOIR  NEW MEMBERS NEEDED: Enjoy an hour of singing with the Parish Choir at 8pm every Wednesday night. Practice has now resumed and  new members are very welcome to join us.                                                  

MASS BOOKINGS for September/October, November and December may now be booked in the parish office. Opening hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am –  12.30pm.  

“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork on Saturday September 21st from 2 – 4 pm; for young women considering a vocation email: website: 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Friday after 10am Mass until 8pm. Everyone is welcome to drop in at any stage and spend some time with the Blessed Sacrament.

MARYMOUNT HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING: The Active Retired Group will be holding their Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice on Wednesday, September 18th after 10am Mass in the parish centre.

OPEN EVENING:  Christ King Secondary School is holding an Open Evening on Thursday, September 19th from 6-8pm. The Principal’s address 7.15pm. Parents & prospective students  welcome.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION RENEWAL will take place in this parish during all weekend Masses on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September; a speaker from the Diocesan Eucharistic Committee of Cork & Ross will attend all Masses. 

Cork Scripture Group: 4 nights on Matthew’s Gospel; The Prophecy Fulfilled in October and Saturday workshop on Working Together to renew the Church; A Biblical View (Fr Gerry O’Hanlon S.J.) Cost €50. To book a place please .

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Last weekend (7/8th September) amounted to €1306, 2nd collection for the Church Refurbishment fund came to  €942; thank you for your continued generosity.
CORK  ROSARY RALLY: The Cork  Rosary Rally will take place on Saturday 28th September.  Assemble at the City Library from 2pm and walk to St. Mary’s, Popes Quay for 3pm for Mass to mark the beginning of the Fatima Novena; families especially welcome.

MONTHLY DAY OF RECOLLECTION: St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh, Co.Cork. Saturday 28th September. The theme is “Heart speaks to Heart” First talk is at 11am.  Mass at 9am at the Priory or 10am at the Cathedral. Lunch provided. Cost – donation appreciated.

CAKE SALE: This weekend 14th/15th September after all weekend Masses in the Little Chapel at the back of the church in aid of Hope Foundation. Please support Julie Sidenham (a parishioner and former altar server) as she travels to Calcutta early next year for a very deserving cause.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: A support group is beginning in the  S.M.A Parish Centre, Wilton. Sessions begin on Wednesday 18th September at 8pm It is open to all people recently or long-term bereaved. For further information please contact Frances: 021 4541878 or Mary: 0863124343
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – FR. MATHEW QUAY: Special Triduum in honour of Padre Pio takes place on Monday to Wednesday 23rd to 25th September 2019 at 7.30pm each evening; come and pray
GOUGANE SUNDAY takes place on Sunday 29th September. Bishop Fintan Gavin will preside at 3pm Mass and Fr. Anthony O’ Mahony PP Uibh Laoire will preach the homily. All parishes and clergy are invited to attend.

The Rosary for Faith and Life will take place on the 13th of October 2019. We are asking you to find a location in your area and join us in praying the Rosary there at 2.30pm on the 13th October. We are joining with countries all around the world on that day to pray for a return to the Faith and for the protection of the unborn. For further information or to register your location please go to 

The Greater Chernobyl Cause CHY 15314 is seeking volunteers For the Greater Chernobyl Cause Charity Shop which is situated in Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre Patrick St Cork “A Charity Shop With A Little Difference – All Items On Sale Are New” Please call Fiona on 087 9536133,

STRIKE FOR CLIMATE: A Global Strike for Climate takes place Friday 20th September. This time, the young people are asking for support from adults. Holy Cross Church Mahon will host a Prayer-ritual in support of the students’ future at 7pm, and will last for 30 – 40 minutes. All are welcome to join in prayer.

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.

Irish Wheelchair Associations Coastal Camino 2019: Are you looking for your next big adventure? If so, why not sign up for Irish Wheelchair Association’s Coastal Camino Walk. This exciting walk is suitable for people of all age groups and all levels of fitness, following a  beautiful trail of 103km from the maritime city of Vigo to wonderful Santiago de Compostela next October. All funds raised will go directly towards helping us to continue to deliver vital services to people with disabilities in your community. Check out this link for more information:  For any queries, please contact Suzanne Costello on 087 6562877.
45 CARD DRIVE: Monday 16th September from 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.
Atlantia Food Clinical Trials in Blackpool Retail Park is seeking volunteers who have Type 2 Diabetes who are aged between 18 and 75 years of age. When someone takes part in a clinical trial with them, they have direct and regular access to nutritionist, dieticians, nurses and doctors. In addition to this, the research staff offer regular blood tests, monitor the individual’s BMI (weight and height), blood pressure, heart rate, among other things. If interested please ring Eimhear on 0873711578.
ACTIVE RETIRED AUTUMN SEASON: Pilates: Tuesday 17th September @10.45am, Wednesday Cuppa and chat after 10am Mass on Wednesday 18th  September, Gentle exercise and relaxation 2 -3 pm on Monday 23rd September followed by Line Dancing from 3-4pm. All are welcome. All takes place in the parish centre.
Medjugorje Conference and Day of Prayer with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019, Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on  All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380.
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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