Prayer for protection (against COVID-19)

Prayer for protection (against COVID-19) We ask for prayers for those affected by the Coronavirus.  Placing all our trust in the Lord, and asking Our Lady and the saints to intercede for us, we invite you to pray these prayers, in the church and at home:  (from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate) Christ with me, Christ before […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Religious Services

HSE – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Religious Services 27/02/2020 v1.2              Last reviewed: 27/02/2020 This guidance document gives general advice about preventing the spread of COVID-19 during religious services. While the guidance describes several practices specific to Christian religious services, people from other religious groups can adapt the advice to […]

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New bishop ordained this month

Invitations to the ordination of the new bishop of our diocese on June 30th in Cork are currently being distributed. Each of our 68 parishes have received seven invitations. Fr Fintan Gavin’s ordination as bishop will be attended by people from throughout the diocese, from around Ireland and beyond. People in West Cork can also be part […]

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“Encourage one another”

Fr Bernard preached about the importance of putting ‘fresh heart’ into each other at Sunday Masses in Newcestown and Farnivane            On the last day of June, Fintan Gavin will be ordained Bishop of Cork & Ross in our cathedral, on Cork’s northside. He’ll have many hard tasks ahead of him, but one of the most […]

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Marriages 2019

The Church wants all faithful Catholics to have the benefit of a church marriage, rather than a merely secular or humanist wedding. This is so that God’s grace may flow into their lives, to help them face the troubles of life.   Our parish churches are available to parishioners for their marriage. Those who have previously undergone secular […]

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