Parish Newsletter

RECENTLY DECEASED: We remember in our prayers Dan O’Sullivan, late of Grange. We extend our sincere sympathy to his loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends; may he rest in peace.

BAPTISMAL TEAM: The parish would like to re-establish the baptismal team to host the monthly baptismal meetings with parents in preparation for their children’s baptismal ceremony. If you are interested please contact Fr Ray 087-6732541.              

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. 

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 4th October at 7:15pm in the Maryborough Hotel, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, T12 XR12. 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. 

FRANKFIELD/GRANGE ADORATION COMMITTEE would like to thank everyone who helped them last weekend with their renewal.

APPEAL FOR ALTAR SERVERS: The parish is looking for altar servers, from 3rd class up to 5th class, to serve at the weekend Masses. If your son or daughter would like to serve on the altar, please contact the Sacristy after the weekend Masses.

PARISH CONTACT NUMBERS: Please note the new contact number for Parish Priest and Parish Emergencies is 087-6732541

The Pope’s Monthly Intention – For people living on the margins: We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions, may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance. Intercom

PARISH CHURCH CHOIRS: We welcome back the Parish and Gospel choirs, our organist and signer after their summer break. We thank them for the enrichment they bring to our weekend Masses.

CORK CATENIAN CIRCLE meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 11.30am in the SMA Parish Centre,Wilton. Meetings are usually followed by lunch. Contact Brian Crumplin 087 2471478 or for further information.

ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMME: MONDAY 2pm – 3pm: Gentle Exercises Relaxation, cuppa and chat. 3pm – 4pm: Line Dancing. TUESDAY 2pm Art Group  WEDNESDAY – Cuppa and chat after 10.30 Mass. All events in the parish centre.

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. 

FRANKFIELD / GRANGE SCOUT GROUP: The group meet in the Community Hall, Grange. New members are welcome and there are  spaces available in all sections. Beavers: ages 6-9, meeting from 7pm to 8.30pm on Friday evenings, Cubs: ages 9-12, meeting from 7pm to 8.30pm on Friday evenings. Scouts: ages 12-15 meeting from 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursday evenings. Find us on Facebook and message with any queries                                            =100064764244059 

ALPHA 3: A new Alpha course, organised by the Douglas Parish Assembly, starts on Thursday, 12th October, from 7.30pm to 9pm and continues each Thursday night in the parish rooms, St Columba’s; it runs for 10 weeks. Alpha is an opportunity to explore your faith in an informal and friendly environment. If you’re asking: Who is Jesus? Why did he die? What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today? How can I make the most of the rest of my life?, then Alpha is for you. To register, contact the parish office / Tel 021- 489 4128 or Brian O’Kane /086 244 1633.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION for last weekend amounted to €1085, 2nd collection for the Church Refurbishment Fund came to €680. Second collection this weekend (26/27th September) is for Priesthood Education; thank you for your continued generosity.

CORK SCRIPTURE GROUP would like to invite anyone who is interested in Scripture to join us for the following course. Cork Scripture Group TitleWhen you pray… (Matthew 6:5): Exploring Prayer in the Bible. Presenters: Pauline Byrne, Marian Mortell, Fr John Newman and Phil Mortell. Mondays 25th September, 2nd, 9th and  16th October from 7.30 – 9.30pm. in Scala Centre, Blackrock.  Saturday Workshop: Praying the Psalms with facilitator Ciaran O’Callaghan CSsR Saturday 7th October from 10am to 1pm in The Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road. Cost: €50 – for the 4 nights and Saturday workshop. For those who wish only to attend the workshop, the cost will be €10. To book a place or find out more please email

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 Friday 29th September, featuring: Dietician Helen Cummins speaking on the Importance of Diet; all welcome. 
45 CARD DRIVE: Monday 2nd October at 7.30pm in the parish centre; beginners and experienced players are welcome. 
Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork May 29th -June 5th 2024. Spiritual Director Fr. Ted Sheehan. €879.00 pps. €100 discount if fully paid before November 17th. €50 discount if deposit paid before January 15th. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086 2959380. Limit to 50 places. Travelling with Joe Walsh Tours.
MEDJUGORGE PILGRIMAGE from Cork Airport – Group Leader Jim Keogh. This pilgrimage travels to Medjugorje from Cork on 5th June 2024 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 to 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. Please note €100 off per person for bookings paid in full before 15 November 2023!  N.B. 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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