Parish Notices

RECENTLY DECEASED: In your prayers please remember Mary Minihane, late of Grange Park and Christina Crowley late of Pinecroft. We extend our sincere sympathy to their loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends. May they rest in peace.

NEW TIMES FOR OPENING OF THE CHURCH FOR PRIVATE PRAYER: The church will be open from next Tuesday, 2nd June, every day from 11am to 4pm for private prayer. Since the church reopened on Monday 18th May people have gotten into the practice of entering the church through the main door, sanitising their hands and moving to the open section on the left to pray. People leave through the side door by the shrines, sanitising their hands as they leave. Please continue to follow the signage and instructions so that the church is a safe place for people to come to pray in. You are asked not to use the areas that are taped off so as to keep social distancing and also to ensure the area is kept clean and sanitised.

NEW PARISH EMAIL ADDRESS: The parish has a new email address. I would ask that you would note this new email address and use from now on 


TROCAIRE: Parishioners can leave their Trocaire boxes in the basket on the table near the shrines in the church during the opening hours of 11.00am to 1.00pm on Sunday. The church is supervised during the opening hours so we can do it this way.

Due to the Coronavirus the PARISH OFFICE will stay CLOSED to the public until further notice. MASS BOOKINGS: Masses for June may be booked over the phone or by email. Masses for July, August & September can be booked from Wednesday June 3rd As Fr Kevin is celebrating Mass privately every day your Mass intentions will be included. Any enquiries please contact parish office 021-4897379, email  Please leave a message with your contact number and we will get back to you as soon as possible; thank you.

List of local churches with webcams that broadcast Sunday & daily Mass online:      please copy and paste this link onto your address bar.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, please come spiritually into my heart. I embrace you now, as if you are already here, and I unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen

RTE have started broadcasting daily Mass on their RTE News NOW channel at 10.30am. Daily and Sunday Masses are available on EWTN the Catholic Net for those who have satilite tv. The Mass from the CUH Hospital is broadcast daily on 102 FM. Daily Mass is broadcast Monday to Friday 8.30am & 12.00noon. Saturday 12.00noon and 7.15pm. Sunday 8.30am and 10.00am. For those who have access to the internet Mass can be followed from parishes that have webcams. The Cathedral Masses can be followed at The Bishop will be celebrating the 11.30am each Sunday in the Cathedral while the restrictions are in place. Daily Mass celebrated at 10.15am everyday. Mass is celebrated in St. Michael’s Church Blackrock via webcam everyday on

Prayer to our Lady – The Memorare: Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence,  I fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother, to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my petitions, but in your clemency hear and answer me.  Amen

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.                                     

Covid-19 Community Response Forums have been set up by Cork City Council and by Cork County Council to ensure that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access vital grocery, medicine and fuel deliveries and social care supports. Support is available to any individual or family who need some help due to Covid-19, including people who are self-isolating or cocooning. For Cork City Residents A dedicated free helpline, Community Call is available from 8am – 8pm seven days a week. The number is 1800-222-226 and support can be also accessed via  For Cork County Residents the free contact number which is open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week  is 1800-805-891. Contact can be made by email or text (085)8709010



Cork Autism Conference 2020 – Autism: Beyond Behaviours, Sunday October 11th, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. This conference offers interventions, skills and strategies to support autistic people with behaviours of concern. Suitable for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistics, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. Visit: or call 089 239 8900

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

MOUNT CARA is a twenty-five bedded facility located on the northside of Cork City adjacent to the North Monastery School and situated on the grounds of the “Old Bishops Palace”. Mount Cara offers respite, convalescence and continuing care. To check for availability and for further information, please contact Eilís Brennan (Person-in-charge) 021) 4395737

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL – OCTOBER 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email
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.
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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