Parish Newsletter

RECENTLY DECEASED: We remember in our prayers Katie Cantwell Anderson, late of Newton Court. We extend our sincere sympathy to her loved ones, relatives, neighbours, class mates, teachers and friends; may she rest in peace.

Bishop Fintan Gavin recently removed the last of the Covid restrictions. It is no longer required to wear a face covering while distributing Holy Communion for either priests or Ministers of the Eucharist. The faithful have a right to receive Holy Communion either on the hand or on the tongue. This will be facilitated by all priests and Ministers of the Eucharist. Covid notices and stickers in relation to social distancing and the wearing of face coverings should be removed from church seats, notice boards etc. Please note that the wearing of facemasks is optional.

TRÓCAIRE: In 1973, when choosing a name for the overseas aid agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, the Irish bishops chose the Gaelic word for mercy or compassion – Trócaire. ‘Compassion’ is an active word that asks that we see the suffering of others and respond with solidarity and action. The first response of Trócaire is to have compassion for those we work with and to empower them to build their life with dignity and independence. The people of the island of Ireland – you – have made this possible. Your contributions this Lent will ensure that Trócaire can continue to respond with compassion and love.

COLLECTORS NEEDED: As Covid restrictions are lifted, volunteers are needed once more for collections at all weekend Masses. If you wish to volunteer please hand in your name at the Sacristy.

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 5th April 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 from 10.30am until 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and spend some time in private prayer.

EASTER DUES ENVELOPES: Distributors, your bundles of envelopes with the Holy Week timetable are ready for collection from the sacristy or from the parish office during the week. Extra help is always needed to distribute the envelopes and timetables so all homes are informed of the Holy Week Ceremonies. If you have spare time call to the sacristy or parish office during the week.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: St Patrick’s Day €865, last weekend €1020 and Turkey/Syria Earthquake Collection €3660. Second collection this weekend (25/26th March) is the monthly Church Refurbishment Fund; thank you for your continued generosity.

TURKEY & SYRIA EARTHQUAKE COLLECTION: A sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to the second collection last weekend. There was a very generous response and €3660 was raised. This money has now been forwarded to Trócaire who are working with Caritas International Network in Turkey and Syria. 

THE CORK REGIONAL PIONEER COUNCIL: On the closing night of the Novena in honour of Matt Talbot, we are honoured to have Most Reverend Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore as our celebrant and preacher. Mass and Novena prayers begin at 7.30pm in The Way of the Cross Church, Togher. The ceremony may also be viewed online at  Petitions can be left at the shrine in honour of Matt Talbot at the back of Togher Church.

MASS BOOKINGS for April, May and June may now be booked in the parish office; opening days/hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Confirmation & First Holy Communion cards are available in the parish office, cost €1.50

ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMME: Frankfield/Grange Group –MONDAY (Closed bank holiday Mondays): 2pm–3pm – gentle exercises, relaxation, cuppa and chat. 3pm–4pm: line dancing. TUESDAYS: Classes for Art Group at 2pm – 4pm. WEDNESDAYS: Cuppa and chat after 10am Mass. All activities take place in the parish centre.

DYNAMIC AGEING – CHAIR CLASS: Pilates, joints and bones, balance, relaxation is held in the parish centre on Tuesday mornings at 10.45am. Info: Jaconel 085 1613505 – Pilates People Cork.

CORK ALZHEIMER CAFÉ: The café is a safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends along with social and health professionals to meet. Last Friday of each month 11am to 12.30pm in St Finbarrs Hospital Activity Centre, Douglas Road. Light refreshments provided free of charge. Next meeting is on Friday 31st March; all are welcome.
45 CARD DRIVE will be held on Monday, 3rd April at 7.30pm in the parish centre; beginners and experienced players are always welcome.
THEOLOGY OPEN DAY – is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Click here or email to find out more about our Open Day on Saturday 29 April.
THE CORK AND ROSS DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES will take place from Friday 22nd to Wednesday 27th September 2023. Further details are available on or via e-mail at  Information is also available from Joe Walsh Tours (01 2410800). Cost: €849 to €899 with a choice of hotels. People, families and parishes throughout the Diocese are invited to travel to Lourdes with the Diocese in 2023. Those who may wish to travel as helpers, nurses or doctors to assist pilgrims in Lourdes should contact
Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork 31st May to June 7th 2023 – Only 9 places remaining. Cost €849.00 pps. Half board accommodation in Hotel Leone. Optional insurance €39.00. Spiritual Director Fr. Ted Sheehan. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380 or Joe Walsh Tours 012410800. Places limited.
Medjugorje Pilgrimage from Cork; Group Leader – Jim Keogh. This pilgrimage travels to Medjugorje from Cork on 19th July 2023 with Aer Lingus. Full daily programme which includes a visit to all the apparition sites where Our Lady first appeared to the six children in June 1981. Our 4 star hotel is conveniently located close the village centre and the St James Church. Coach transfer to Medjugorje on arrival. 7 nights 4* hotel accommodation. Half board: breakfast & dinner each day. Coach transfer from your hotel to airport for return flight. Check-in assistance at airports. 1 x 20kg check-in bag & 1 x small cabin bag. For further information and details please contact Jim Keogh 021 4885371 you will be most welcome, but please note that our places are strictly limited, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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. 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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