New Parish Directory

The Parish Pastoral Council has produced a directory of all ministries, organisations and clubs that exist in the parish. This should be a great source of information for both new and existing parishioners. It may also hopefully encourage more people to volunteer to get involved in parish activities. New ideas and talent are always welcome! Click on continue reading to view the directory. View the directory here.

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Parish Easter Ceremonies

  Holy Thursday 19:30 Mass of the Last Supper in Newcestown 21:00 Holy Hour in Farnivane Good Friday: 15:00 Celebration of the Passion in Farnivane 20:30 Stations of the Cross in Newcestown Holy Saturday: 21:00 Solemn Easter Vigil in Newcestown Easter Sunday: 06:20 Sunrise Service in Greenhill 09:15 Mass in Farnivane 10:30 Mass in Newcestown A Happy and Peaceful Easter to all!

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Stefania Anders RIP

  Stefania Anders, a citizen of Poland who has been visiting her daughter in Kilbarry, died peacefully in Cork University Hospital on 7 February. Her loss was mourned by her daughter Olga (and Piotr Pyrka, Kilbarry) and her son Piotr (and Agatha, Bristol), and by her grandchildren, sister and Irish friends. After Mass in St Martin’s Church, Farnivane on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, she was buried in the adjoining cemetery. Fr Rafal, chaplain to the Polish Community in Cork, prayed and preached in Polish during her funeral Mass. At the start of Mass, Fr Bernard spoke of the vision granted to Stefania at her passing […]

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Jim Gray RIP

  James (Jim) Gray, Killowen, died on 14 January in Mount Carmel Hospital, Clonakilty. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (née Keohane) and the loving father of Elizabeth; a much-loved father-in-law, grandfather, brother and friend. His funeral Mass in Newcestown was concelebrated by his cousin Conor Murphy (Oblate), and his Carmelite confreres Nicholas Madden, Tom Shanahan, Vincent O’Hara and their provincial Michael McGoldrick OCD. The homily given at that Mass by his local parish priest was a reflection on the Gospel of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-21). Fr Bernard said: “I think the Gospel of the talents is very suitable today, as we celebrate the funeral Mass for a very […]

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Dan Lynch RIP

Dan Lynch, Castlelack, died on Wednesday 23 November (the feast of St Columban) in Marymount. He was the beloved husband of Mary and the dear father of Helena (Deane), Catherine (Twomey), Declan, Sylvia (Hayes), Sandra (Burke) and Kevin; a much-loved brother, father-in-law and grandfather. This was the homily given by Fr Bernard at his funeral Mass in Farnivane Church on 25 November 2016. Jesus said: “You must stand ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect….. (from Luke 12:35-40) 1. It is a gift from God to be ready for the Lord to call you, and as his family know well, Dan Lynch […]

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