Parish Newsletter

RECENTLY DECEASED: We remember in our prayers Una Fleming, late of Grange, Phelim O’Reilly, late of Clontarf, Dublin, and Sheila O’Shea, late of Shamrock Drive. We extend our sincere sympathy to their loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends; may they rest in peace.

POPE FRANCIS – Celebrating Pentecost Sunday : Without the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Christians lack that which animates them and gives them internal life and harmony.  Without the Spirit, our Christian life unravels, lacking the love that brings everything together.   Intercom – May

THE 97th EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION ON THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI Sunday 11th June 3.00pm: The 2023 Procession has been revised to gather the Catholic community together as a Diocesan Community of Faith, walking together as one family of parishes. Starting at the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne, crossing Christy Ring Bridge, and concluding at Ss Peter and Paul’s Church. Bishop Gavin will deliver a Homily and Benediction. People are welcome to join at the start or any part of the Procession from the Cathedral or attend directly at Ss Peter and Paul’s Church.

ANAM CARA CORK, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 7th June 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. 

PIONEER MASS: The annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass will be celebrated by Fr John Newman PP in St Patrick’s Church, Bandon on Friday June 9th at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served in the parish centre after Mass. Anyone due for silver, gold or diamond (60 yrs.) pins which will be presented at the Mass please contact your local Pioneer Centre, Teresa Mc Carthy between 10am and 12 noon, Aislinn Cogan 087 9699 or Sheila Murphy 087 768 6112. Anyone wishing to join the Pioneers, contact the above; all are welcome to attend the Mass.

DEACONS IN CORK & ROSS: The Diocese of Cork & Ross invites those who feel a call to be deacons to contact its Coordinator of the Permanent Diaconate, Fr Bernard Cotter, Co-PP, Union Hall, by text or WhatsApp on 087 9010627. Full information on the role of deacons is given on our  diocesan website ( Please pray that those called to this ministry may respond positively.

All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock: The All Ireland Rosary Rally will take place on Saturday June 3rd from 1pm in Knock. It will include Holy Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross and a talk by Bishop Oliver Doeme. The Main Celebrant for the Holy Mass is Archbishop Eamon Martin. Buses will leave from all over Cork. Please book your seat early to avoid disappointment. Ring John Joe: 087 1302763.

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.

THE POPE’S MONTHLY INTENTION – For church movements and groups: We pray that church movements and groups may rediscover their mission of evangelisation each day, placing their own charisms at the service of needs in the world. Intercom May 2023    

OFFERTORY COLLECTION last weekend amounted to €1,040. 2nd collection for the monthly Church Refurbishment Fund came to €600. Contributions for Easter Dues can be paid online and click on the DONATE button; thank you for your continued generosity

MASS BOOKINGS for June may now be booked in the parish office; opening days/hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Masses for July, August & September may be booked from Friday June 2nd.

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.

THE PRIORY INSTITUTE:  Upcoming events at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth: The 2023 Devlin Lecture, The Future of Systematic Theology, and The Basilica of Vézelay Presentation. Reserve your place at    For all other programmes    

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 45 CARD DRIVE will be held on Monday, 29th May at 7.30pm (NO 45 card drive held on bank holiday Mondays) in the parish centre; beginners and experienced players are always welcome. Last card drive before the summer break; it will resume again on Monday, 11th September.
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 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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