Parish Newsletter

RECENTLY DECEASED: Please remember in your prayers Elizabeth (Lil) Field, late of Glenview, and Mary Scannell, late of Park Gate. We extend our sincere sympathy to their loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends; may they rest in peace.

MONTHLY BAPTISM MEETING will be held in the parish centre next Wednesday, 5th October, at 7.30pm

MISSION AWARENESS: We welcome the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles from Ardfoyle, Cork to our parish this weekend to promote Mission Awareness at all Masses. The Sisters of our Lady of Apostles were founded in 1876 as a group of international religious women dedicated to spreading the Good News through service and witness of their lives. The promoting of women and the marginalized is a priority in their apostolate. The OLA Sisters are grateful for all the support over the years in so many ways and they encourage you to continue in that support. Sr Mary Usifoh will be speaking during the Masses. A second collection will be held to support the work of the OLA sisters.

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 5th October at 7:15pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork City. 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. We also offer an online service. For more info call 01 4045378. 

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.

SAFEGUARDING MONTH: During our safeguarding month in the diocese, we ask you to keep in your prayers those affected by abuse, violence and war. Using the words of Khalil Gibran ‘Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.’  The Diocesan Adult Safeguarding Policy (adults at risk of abuse) is available on the Safeguarding pages of the Diocesan website.

THE PARISH CHOIR: We welcome back the parish choir after the summer break. The choir is looking for new members to join them. Enjoy an hour of singing with the parish choir at 7pm every Wednesday evening in the church. Practice has now resumed and new members are very welcome to join us.

CONNECT 2: Almost 100 young people, aged between 18 to 35, from all over the Diocese, gathered in UCC in May for the CONNECT event. It was a wonderful day of great joy. The Diocese is delighted to announce CONNECT 2 will take place in UCC, on Sunday October 16th from 10.30am. Please save the date. It promises to be another great day. More details to follow and the opportunity to register. For now – just save the date!

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 for October, November and December may now be booked in the parish office, opening days/hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. 
CORK SCRIPTURE GROUP: 4 Monday nights of October to appreciate Women in our Scripture and our Tradition (Marian Mortell, Lorna Downey and Rosalie Moloney) and Saturday workshop on Biblical Roots of Women’s Leadership with Fáinche Ryan (Loyola Institute, Trinity College). Cost €50. To book a place please email
45 CARD DRIVE:  Monday, 3rd October at 7.30pm in the parish centre; everyone is welcome.

ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMME: Grange/Frankfield Group –MONDAY: 2pm–3pm – gentle exercises, relaxation, cuppa and chat. 3pm–4pm:  line dancing. TUESDAY: Art Classes at 2pm. Wednesdays: Cuppa and chat after 10.30 Mass all activities are held in the parish centre.

PILATES: Chair Pilates resumed in August. To book go to or contact Jaconel on 085 1613 505.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Last weekend amounted to €915, 2nd collection for the Priesthood Education Fund came to €1005. 2nd collection this weekend is to support the OLA Sisters in their missionary work, 2nd collection next weekend (8/9th October) is the Diocesan Needs collection; thank you for your continued generosity. 
COFFEE MORNING in aid of MARYMOUNT HOSPICE: The recent Coffee Morning/Church Collection organised by the Active Retired Group raised €865; thank you for your generosity.

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
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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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