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Easter Sunday

Sunrise on Greenhill. Newcestown Easter Gardens.  

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Easter Saturday night

St John the Baptist church Newcestown lit up for Easter – with National Flag on pillar. St Martin’s church Farnivane lit up for Easter.    

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Prayer resources for each day of Holy Week

Click on ‘How to pray your way through Holy Week at home’ in the box below to take you to the diocesan website. How to pray your way through Holy Week at home  

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1. Jesus Condemned to Death

Good Friday – Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross in Newcestown church – see photographs below: Jesus Condemned to Death. Jesus Receives the Cross. Jesus Falls the First Time. Jesus Meets His Holy Mother. Jesus is Aided by Simon. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus. Jesus Falls a Second Time. Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem. Jesus Falls the […]

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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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Baptism schedule 2019 

Since the parish gained an excellent Baptism Team, baptisms are celebrated at regular times, to ensure team members can visit each family ahead of the ceremonies. Those wishing to have their child baptised are asked to contact our Honorary Parish Secretary at least two weeks ahead of the proposed date of baptism (email maighratha@gmail.com or write to Rosemarie Duggan, […]

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