Parish Newsletter

RECENTLY DECEASED: In your prayers please remember Maureen McSweeney, late of Shamrock Park. We extend our sincere sympathy to her loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends; may she rest in peace.

CHANGE IN MASS SCHEDULE:  From the start of July 2022 there will no longer be a Saturday morning Mass at 10am.  

ANNUAL MASS IN ST JOHN’S CEMETERY, BALLINREA will take place on Wednesday, 3rd August, at 7.30pm; all welcome (please bring your own folding chair).

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Every Friday exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in our church on the main altar from 10.30am until 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and spend some time in private prayer.

THE POPE’S MONTHLY INTENTION – For families: We pray for Christian families around the world that may they embody and experience unconditional love, and advance in holiness in their daily lives. Intercom

MASS IN REMEMBRANCE will be celebrated in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock this coming Wednesday  29th June at 7.30pm. Family members, friends and neighbours of all those buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery are invited to attend. Extra Parking in St. Michael’s GAA grounds. In the event of bad weather Mass will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church, Mahon.

The Annual Commemoration in honour of Fr Mathew will take place at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane on Tuesday 28th June at 7.30 pm. This event is organised by Cork Regional Pioneer Council. We look forward to the attendance of the Lord Mayor. There will be refreshments afterwards in Togher Community Centre on Togher Road. Beidh fáilte roimh cách. Everybody’s welcome. 

MASK WEARING: It is recommended to wear your mask in our church even though it’s not mandatory. Also please be mindful and sanitise your hands on entering and exiting our church.

MASS BOOKINGS: Masses for June, July, August & September may be booked in the Parish Office, opening days/hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Exam Mass Intention cards are available in the office.

ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMME: Grange/Frankfield Group – Mondays  2pm – 3pm: Gentle Exercises Relaxation Cuppa and chat. 3pm – 4pm: Line Dancing. Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm – Art Group. Wednesdays: Cuppa and chat after 10.30 Mass; all events will be held in the parish centre.

PILATES: Chair Pilates is back in the parish centre on Tuesdays from 10.45am – 11.45am. To book, go to or contact Jaconel on 085 1613 505; looking forward to seeing you again soon!

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Last weekend amounted to €880. 2nd collection for Church Refurbishment fund was €440. This weekend (25/26th June) 2nd Collection is for Peter’s Pence; thank you for your continued generosity.
OUR LADY OF ZARVANYTSIA, UKRAINE – Feast Day July 22nd  Holy Mother of God, spread your maternal mantle over all Christians and over all people of goodwill who live in this great nation. Lead them to your Son, Jesus, who is for everyone the way, the truth and the life. St. John Paul 11
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 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Our website is
45 CARD DRIVE on Monday 27th June at 7.30pm in the parish centre.

PARISH NEWSLETTER: When you use the newsletter, please take it home with you. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE TABLE.



1 Comment

  1. Dr. Valerie Mannix Boyle

    Thu 30th Dec 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I attended mass at 4pm on Christmas Eve and I just wanted to thank everyone, who was involved. The singing, the flowers in the church, the crib and the entire mass was absolutely beautiful. Thank you, it was magnificent. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful New Year.
    My best wishes, Valerie


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