Ms Una Allen, the Coordinator of Towards Peace, the spiritual support service for survivors of abuse kindly provides a reflection
World Youth Day in Lisbon, this August, with Pope Francis is fast approaching, and the excitement is building.
A special Information Meeting will take place on Monday 13th February at 8pm in Mardyke House (T12 W8RP).
If you are 18–30 and interested in travelling please do come along to the Information Evening.
The annual collection for the Diocesan Sick/Assisted Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund will be taken up at all Masses on the 11th and 12th February
The Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place from Friday 22nd September to Wednesday 27th September this year.
People are encouraged to join the Diocesan Pilgrimage as helpers, nurses and doctors to assist pilgrims in Lourdes. Further details can be found here Pilgrimages to Lourdes or from
The proceeds of this collection cover the organisational costs of the pilgrimage and the travel costs for helpers and professional carers.
There has always been great support towards the Diocesan Pilgrimage Fund financially and your support is much appreciated.
Applications are invited for a part-time role as Parish Secretary based in Clonakilty Parish
The hours will be Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm.
The successful candidate will work closely with the team of priests serving the six parishes of our family of parishes and will assist in meeting the administrative needs of the parishes as well as responding to enquiries from parishioners.
We’re looking for a person who is excited by serving others, a good organiser, flexible and discreet and gets on well with people in a variety of situations. A reasonable familiarity with the the daily life of a parish is an advantage.
Essential skills: Clear communication, very good with people and with IT, diary management, filing and recording.
Closing date for applications: Friday 17 February 2023
This weekend the Church throughout the world will celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God
Pope Francis encourages parishes throughout the world to “mark this Sunday with special solemnity” that focuses on the special place that the Word of God has in the life of the Church and our life as Christians. In the words of Psalm 119, we believe that the Word of God that is handed down to us in the Bible “is a light for my path and a lamp for my steps.”
To mark the “Sunday of the word of God” here in the Parish there will be a Procession to the altar at the beginning of Mass and enthroned on the Ambo from where the word is proclaimed and reflected upon.
Exploring Catholic Faith
Have you ever questioned why you are Catholic and wondered why we Catholics believe what we believe?
The Sycamore Series is an informal course for those aged 18-35.
Join us as we deepen our understanding and knowledge of the Catholic faith.
Each session involves a short film and time for discussion, with a meal also included.
Everyone is welcome. Start date Wednesday February 1st, 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Presentation Brothers Mardyke House, Cork T12 W8RP.
The course runs for 10 consecutive weeks.
The course is free, but places are limited. Please email