Parish Newsletter

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS: Rosary will be recited on the first Saturday of every month at 6pm in the back chapel in the church in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. There will be a fifteen-minute meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary following the 6.30pm Mass. The First Saturday’s devotion was given to us as a gift from Our Lady of Fatima. She promises that whoever does the Five First Saturdays will be assured of her assistance at the moment of their death. Everyone is most welcome to this special time of prayer.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Weekly Adoration every Friday in the Little Chapel after the 10am Mass until 8pm; everyone is welcome to come along and spend some time in private prayer.

FRANKFIELD/GRANGE CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP: There will be a new Children’s Rosary group starting on Saturday 9th March at 6.00pm in front of Our Lady’s Shrine in Church of the Incarnation Frankfield. All children and teenagers are most welcome to attend including children from outside the parish. Please encourage young people you know to attend. Students from Coláiste Chríost Rí who participate in Student Rosary were recently surveyed on their experience of praying the Rosary. Many students said the Rosary has brought them closer to God. The following is just a sample of their responses; “what I like most about the Rosary is the presence of the Lord”, “the Rosary helps you to get closer to God and if you open your heart to God the peace you will experience is amazing”, “since I have started saying the Rosary I have gotten so much closer to Jesus”, “I think Rosary group can help with effort and results in school because it can destress and calm someone and that can really help”.

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

MASS BOOKINGS for April, May and June may now be booked in the parish office from Friday, March 1st. Parish Office opening days/hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Mass booking may also be made by emailing or by Tel. 021 4897379. Confirmation & First Holy Communion cards are available in the Parish Office cost €1.50.

THE POPE’S MONTHLY INTENTION – For the Terminally Ill: We pray that those with a terminal illness, and their families, receive the necessary physical and spiritual care and accompaniment. Intercom
TROCAIRE: In 1973 the bishops of Ireland founded Trócaire in response to injustice and suffering in the developing world. Today Trócaire provides support to areas in great need around the world, empowers peoples in these areas to develop skills and abilities to cope with crises, and creates greater awareness of global issues in Ireland. With your donation to our Lenten campaign, Trócaire can continue its life-changing work and bring hope and joy to those with whom we are privileged to
OFFERTORY COLLECTION for last weekend amounted to €1,790, 2nd collection for the Church Refurbishment Fund came to €820; thank you for your continued generosity.
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL March church door collection will be taken up next weekend 2/3rd March; please give generosity.                                               
ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMME: Activities – MONDAY: 2pm – 3pm – Gentle Exercises Relaxation Cuppa and chat. 3pm – 4pm – Line Dancing. WEDNESDAY: Cuppa and chat after 10am Mass. ART CLASS: TUESDAY from 2pm – 4pm

NEXT 45 CARD DRIVE: Monday, 26th February, at 7.30pm in the parish centre; beginners and experienced players are welcome.

CORK ALZHEIMERS CAFÉ: A safe place for people with Alzheimer’s 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 Finbarr’s Hospital Activity Centre, Douglas Road. Light refreshments provided free of charge. 



THE CORK AND ROSS DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES will take place from the 20-25th September 2024, 5 Nights Full Board €899pps Ex Cork Airport, under the patronage of Bishop Fintan Gavin. Booking and further information is available from Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410800.

“TOTUS TUUS PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA30th August – 6th September, 2024. Flights ex Cork. Cost: €815. Spiritual director: Fr. Marius O Reilly. For more information, contact Damien 087-2049048 or Marian Pilgrimages @ 01-8788159″

Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork May 29th – June 5th 2024. Spiritual Director Fr. Ted Sheehan. €879.00 pps. €50 discount if deposit paid by 15th January Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380.
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. 

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL – OCT 2024: 7 Nights Apartment B&B from €273 per person sharing. This is accommodation ONLY, you need to book your own flights. Airport transfer available on request. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or website




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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