Message from Bishop Fintan

The Government announcement earlier today requires that the attendance at any event including Mass must not exceed 100 people.

In light of this in the Diocese of Cork and Ross, all public Weekend Masses will be DISCONTINUED until further notice. This also refers to Masses for St. Patrick’s Day.

All Confirmations will be postponed.

Mass will continue to be live-streamed from the Cathedral at It is my hope to celebrate the 11.30 am Mass there each Sunday.

People are not bound by the Sunday Obligation.

Funerals, weddings, baptisms and weekday Masses may continue as long as the attendance does not exceed 100 people.

Let us keep one another in our prayers conscious of the hope and comfort which our faith brings, especially in these difficult times.

Yours sincerely in Christ

 ✠ Fintan Gavin

Bishop of Cork and Ross

New Year’s Message

 On the 8th of April 2019 Msgr Fintan Gavin was introduced to the people of Cork and Ross as their future bishop. He was ordained in the Cathedral in Cork on the 30th of June. At the end of the ordination ceremony our new bishop Fintan spoke of the challenges ahead especially the need to engage young people in the life of the Church and the need to foster vocations in the light of many priests still running parishes well past the retirement age for priests.

Since then our new bishop has been getting to know the diocese and the people of the diocese. The mission of the Church remains the same, of proclaiming the Good News, celebrating the sacraments with the people, building up the faith community and giving people a sense of belonging to that faith community. How that is going to be done in the future is the path that the people of Cork and Ross with Bishop Fintan Gavin will be exploring together.

Change is never easy and can bring about uncertainty and fear. As people of faith we place our trust in the Lord and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Let us not forget to pray for our Bishop Fintan and the task that lies ahead of him as we move into 2020. The New Year will bring joys and happiness into many lives while others will experience hardship and sorrow. We know that God will be there with us helping and supporting us no matter what we encounter during the year.

I wish you all God’s blessing for the New Year and may it be a happy and peaceful year for you and all your families.

Fr Kevin                                                  

      Silver Jubilee Fr Kevin O'Regan PP


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Parish Bereavement Mass 2019

Perhaps they are not the stars, but, rather openings in Heaven where the love of our departed ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. (Eskimo legend)
As the rain poured down and the wind howled hundreds of us gathered in our church for the annual Bereavement Mass, which this year was held on Wednesday, 13th November. This year saw a poorer attendance at the Mass than in previous years, this was due in part to the very inclement weather.

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Parish Bereavement Mass

Perhaps they are not the stars, but, rather openings in Heaven where the love of our departed ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. (Eskimo legend)

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Welcome and Congratulations

Welcome to our parish community the following who were baptised during the month of March:

Keegan Patrick Crowley-Deasy son of Aisling & Padraig
Cathal Arthur O’Donoghue son of David & Deborah
Tessa Mary Fitzmaurice daughter of Jamie & Annie
Poppy Éabha Dixon daughter of Scott & Audrey

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Happy New Year

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