Bishop Fintan’s pastoral visit to our parish of Frankfield/Grange

On the 10th and 11th September there was great excitement as Bishop Fintan made his first pastoral official visit to our parish church, and concelebrated the Vigil and Sunday Masses with Fr Kevin.

During his homily, Bishop Fintan spoke about the recent pastoral letter “Putting Out Into Deep Waters”. He said twelve of the sixteen Families of Parishes had come into being that weekend.

Next year Frankfield/Grange joins the parishes of Douglas and Turners Cross in forming a Family of Parishes.

At the conclusion of each Mass, Fr Kevin thanked Bishop Fintan on behalf of all in the parishioners.

Bishop Fintan greeted and met with parishioners as well as Ministers of the Word and Eucharist and representatives from the Parish Assembly, Parish Finance Committee, The Church Choir, Social Media Coordinator, Baptismal Preparation Team and Parish Safeguarding Representatives.

The bishop also met members of the Frankfield Men’s Shed and The Frankfield/Grange Active Retired Group.

Thanks to Bismark Photography for the images

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
PARISH NEWSLETTER: When you use the newsletter, please take it home with you. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE TABLE.



Bishop Fintan’s visitation

Bishop Fintan will visit our parish church this coming weekend 10/11th September.

He will celebrate Mass at all three Masses – 6.30pm Vigil Mass on Saturday, and 10am and 11.30am Masses on Sunday.

Bishop Fintan Gavin was born in Dublin in 1966 and baptised in Saint Andrew’s Parish, Westland Row, Dublin.  Son of Angela and Michael Gavin, he is the second eldest of seven brothers and sisters.

His family roots are in Marino, Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, on the Northside of Dublin.  His primary and post-primary education were at CBS, Marino, Dublin. Before going to Clonliffe College, Dublin, where he trained to be a priest, he began training as a residential social worker for a year.

He was ordained to serve as a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin by Bishop Éamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, on 7 June 1991.

Bishop’s Fintan’s first appointments were as teacher/chaplain at schools in Bray and Tallaght as well as assisting in the local parishes.

In 1996 he undertook post-graduate studies in Rome.

He was awarded a Doctorate in Canon Law from The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, in 2003.

In between and during the academic years, he ministered in Rome, Florence, New York, Buenos Aires and Alicante. He speaks Italian and Spanish.

In 2003, Bishop Fintan was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin and was appointed Chancellor in 2017. (The chancellor of a diocese is the chief record-keeper, certifies documents and manages the administrative offices on behalf of the bishop.)

Up to the time of his appointment to the Diocese of Cork and Ross, Bishop Fintan was Chancellor in the Archdiocese of Dublin, Parish Chaplain in Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, and the grouping of parishes of Iona Road, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Ballymun Road and Ballygall, Dublin, Chaplain to the Italian speaking community in the Archdiocese and Chaplain to the annual Dublin Diocesan Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Bishop Fintan was ordained bishop at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne, Cork on June 30th, 2019. Bishop John Buckley was the Principal Consecrator and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly were co-consecrators. His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, was among the concelebrating bishops.

Irish Catholics voice concerns and hope about church in document to Synod in Rome.

“Important questions have been set out for deeper reflection and pastoral action at every level of Church life and there will be many more opportunities for people to get involved and help shape this process” – Dr Nicola Brady

Today marks a significant milestone in the synodal process currently underway in the Catholic Church in Ireland with the publication of the national synthesis of the local listening that took place in dioceses and other contexts between October 2021 and May 2022.  

This national synthesis has now been submitted to the Synod Secretariat in the Vatican as part of the global synodal process announced by Pope Francis for the Church, to run from 2021 to 2023. 

The national synthesis can be read or downloaded here.

Bishop Fintan’s family of parishes and priests’ appointments

How priests minister in the parishes of the Diocese of Cork and Ross will change significantly in September.

The diocese will have 16 families of parishes and each will be ministered to by a team of priests. Each priest will be resident in a particular parish but ministering across the whole family of parishes.

Please copy and paste this link for further information:

Bishop Fintan’s Pastoral Letter re changes in parishes

Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, published a pastoral letter earlier this month which outlines the context and vision for changes being made in parishes in the coming weeks.

The pastoral letter entitled Putting Out into Deep Waters introduces a new model for the relationship between parishes and a new emphasis on teams of priests, deacons and lay people ministering together in families of parishes.

The reading of the pastoral letter coincides with the changes of appointments which involve the majority of the priests of the diocese and most of the 68 parishes.

The families of parishes initiative means that twelve of the sixteen families of parishes are being formed next month while the remaining four will be formally established next year.

The diocese has also recently launched a recruitment drive to fill two key vacancies which will support the changes being made by parishioners and clergy.

A Parish Life Coordinator will work alongside the clergy as they transition to closer collaboration while a Faith Development Coordinator will oversee the delivery of programmes in parishes which will nourish people’s faith.


Click here to read the complete pastoral letter in a PDF document.

Sharing The Good News

Synodal Pathway: Long-Term Transformation – An Interview with Dr Nicola Brady

Please copy and paste the following link for Dr Brady’s interview

Synod 2021 -2023

It’s not every day that the Holy Father asks every Catholic in the world to have a say in the life of the Catholic Church!

During this month of May, our diocese will be opening up ways for people to have a say and to listen and have an input into next year’s Synod meeting in Rome which is called by Pope Francis.

The easiest way to find out more and to have your say is to go to where an online confidential questionnaire is available to be filled in. (It’ll take about 15 minutes.)

It’s open until May 24th.  All the responses will be collated and added to the feedback from meetings being held across the diocese with randomly selected groups during May.

A summary document will be forwarded from our diocese at the end of May.

So, it’s time to have your say at


Prayer for Synod

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever.

Tax Efficient Donations

Our envelope collection system continues again this year and the boxes of envelopes are available for collection this weekend after all masses in the parish centre. If you are unable to collect at that time, they will be available for collection from the parish office during normal opening hours during the week. If you wish to pop in after Mass to discuss what is involved there will be a member of the Parish Finance Committee available to answer any questions you may have.
If you wish to join the scheme and commence donations online please contact the parish office by email and we can send you on the relevant form to join up. We will allocate you a box number which you can use when making your online donation, either by setting up a standing order or through our website using the donate button.
When a parishioner makes a donation of over €250 a year to the Offertory and Second collections the parish can reclaim an additional 33% on this donation from the revenue once the parishioner has paid tax in the current tax year.
If you already have a box number from a prior year, you can continue to use that number on any donations made online or dropped into the presbytery.
We do need, and would be very grateful, for your ongoing financial support.
Thank you,
The Parish Finance Committee