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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Senior Parishioners’ Christmas Party

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Maureen Murphy RIP

  Maureen Murphy, late of Old Park, died in Bandon Community Hospital on 22 October last. Maureen lived in Kent for over 40 years, moving to our parish in 1997 with her beloved husband Joe (Joe died just two years later). The main door to Farnivane church was donated by Maureen in Joe’s memory. This […]

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Baptism 30th October 2016

We welcome into our parish community Colm Brian Wyper son of Anne Marie & Tom, Gurranes who was baptised in Newcestown on 30th October.  

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Denis Desmond RIP

Denis Desmond, Raheen, died on 17 October at Cork University Hospital, beloved husband of Margaret and loving father of John, Marian, Humphrey, Donnacha, Rose and Colette. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday 20 October in Newcestown Parish Church. Fr Bernard’s homily follows: 1. Last Sunday week, 9 October, we had our Harvest Thanksgiving weekend […]

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Homily for Harvest Thanksgiving Weekend

Felicity Lawrence, the Guardian’s food politics special correspondent, wrote as follows in last Monday’s Guardian (3/10/16), under the heading “Hyperintensive farming will never feed the world”: “British farmers growing wheat typically treat each crop over its growing cycle with four fungicides,  three herbicides, one insecticide and one chemical to control molluscs. They buy seeds that […]

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Norah Scanlon RIP

Norah Scanlon, Commons, died on 29 September at Bishopscourt Residential Care Home, beloved wife of the late Michael and loving mother of Michael, Anne, Mary and Eamonn. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday 1 October in Newcestown Parish Church: Fr Bernard’s homily follows: 1. This Gospel (John 15:12-16) is more often read as a […]

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