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Coffee Morning

A coffee morning in aid of Cork Simon Community will be held in Newcestown Hall on Saturday Oct 15th from  11am – 3pm.

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Closure of Collins’ Shop

Collins’ Shop in Newcestown village closed today after fifty-eight years serving the local community. Heartfelt thanks and every best wish to Mrs Collins on her retirement. Many friends and neighbours called to the shop this morning to wish Mrs Collins, Mr Collins and the whole family well on this poignant occasion. (Photos by Jerry O’ […]

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Sr Carmel O’ Callaghan, RIP

Sr Carmel O’ Callaghan, late of Farnivane, died in San Antonio, Texas on June 1st. Our sympathies to her family, friends and the Presentation Sisters on their loss.

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First Holy Communion display in Newcestown Church

Part of the beautiful display in Newcestown Church that was created by the children and Mr McCarthy for the Parish First Holy Communion Day on Saturday 14th May.  

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Parish Eucharistic Procession 1948

  This photo, of Newcestown’s first Eucharistic Procession in 1948, shows Denis O’Mahony, Bill Desmond, Richard O’Sullivan and Jerh Galvin carrying the canopy. Altar boys Denis Canty and Peter O’Donovan are also included, on the steps of Jer Galvin’s store house. The photo indicates that in 2018 we will be celebrating our 70th annual procession. […]

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Parish Easter Rising Commemoration

A ceremony was held in Newcestown on Sunday April 24th 2016 to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. More photos can be viewed on the Murragh and Templemartin Parish Facebook page.  

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Homily 17 April

Today is the Day of Prayer for Vocations — it’s Good Shepherd Sunday. Some people think that praying for vocations will solve all the problems of the Church in Ireland, but I doubt it. For one thing, praying for vocations means praying that another family will give up a son or daughter to be a […]

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Moira Healy, Mawbeg RIP

Holy Saturday is an empty day. Placed between Good Friday, when Jesus died, and Easter Sunday, when Jesus rose, we believe that for all of Holy Saturday, the body of Jesus lay in the tomb, cold and dead. The first Holy Saturday was also a day of grief and despair. Jesus, in whom people had […]

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Easter Sunday

My first experience of the death of someone I was close to, came in 1996, when Bob Harrison died. Bob was a close friend, he was ordained with me in 1984. I was with him in his diagnosis of cancer, for his chemo and at his bedside when he died in February 1996. When I […]

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Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies

Holy Thursday: 19:30 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Newcestown Church Good Friday: 15:00 – The Lord’s Passion, Farnivane Church 20:00 – Stations of the Cross, Newcestown Church Holy Saturday: 20:30 – Easter Vigil, Newcestown Church Easter Sunday: 07:00 – Sunrise Service, Greenhill (weather permitting) 09:15 – Mass, Farnivane Church 10:30 – Mass, Newcestown Church […]

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