News and Announcements from the Family of Parishes
Education/Students of the Priesthood
The annual collection for the Priesthood Education Fund in the Diocese will be taken up on weekend of 23rd/24th September. This year two seminarians will begin studies in St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. Both have completed a year of initial formation in Vallodolid last year. Another man is studying for the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese. The Priesthood Education Fund will finance their studies as well as costs for ongoing training and education for priests. In the region of €110,000 will be needed to meet these costs in the coming year. Last year €70,616 was raised in this collection which was very generous. Appreciating that these are difficult financial times, you are asked to be as generous as you can to the Priesthood Education Fund annual collection this year.
Ballyphehane/The Lough/Togher - Family of Parishes.
Medjugorje Pilgrimage from Cork Airport
Group Leader Jim Keogh
This pilgrimage travels to Medjugorje from Cork on 5th June 2024 with Aer Lingus.
Full daily programme which includes a visit to all the apparition sites where Our Lady first appeared to the six children in June 1981.Our 4star hotel is conveniently located close to the village centre and the St James Church. Coach transfer to Medjugorje on arrival. 7 nights 4* hotel accommodation. Half board: breakfast & dinner each day. Coach transfer from your hotel to airport for return flight. Check-in assistance at airports. 1 x 20kg check-in bag & 1 x small cabin bag. For further information and details please contact Jim Keogh 021 4885371 you will be most welcome. Please note €100 off per person for bookings paid in full before 15 November 2023! N.B. Our places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
We have a vacancy for an Organist/Keyboard player in Togher Parish Church, effective immediately.
Duties and conditions will be discussed at interview.
Cork Scripture Group would like to invite anyone who is interested in Scripture to join us for the following course.
Cork Scripture Group
Title: “When you pray . . (Matthew 6:5): Exploring Prayer in the Bible.
Presenters: Pauline Byrne, Marian Mortell, Fr John Newman, Phil Mortell
Mondays 25th Sept, 2nd, 9th, 16th Oct from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. in Scala Centre, Blackrock
Saturday Workshop: Praying the Psalms with facilitator Ciaran O’Callaghan CSsR
Sat 7th Oct from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. in The Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road.
Cost: €50 [for the 4 nights and Saturday workshop]
For those who wish to attend the workshop only, the cost will be €10.
A Little Nellie Prayer Group will be held every 2nd Friday of each month, starting this September, Friday the 8th.
Time and Venue: 7.30p.m. at St. Columbas Church in Douglas.
Celebrating 50 years in Ireland
All married couples deserve a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend!
Next Weekend will be held 13-14-15 Oct 2023, in:
The Cork International Hotel.
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- Alpha Youth - A 9 week Series for Young People - Ballincollig - 4th October 2023
- Experience anew the “loving-kindness of the heart of our God” - Sacred Heart Church Hall, Western Road, Sunday 17th September,
- Open Night at St. Joseph’s Church, Mayfield on Culture Night
- Evangelium - Young Adult Catholic Apologetics Conference
- Poor Clares Vocations - Saturday 20th September - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
- An Evening of Songs of Faith, Hope an Love at Knock Basilica - Friday, 1st December 2023
- Pilgrimage to Knock - Friday 29th Sept 2023
- Gougane Sunday - 1st October 2023
- Cork Catenian Circle
- SMA Blackrock - Novena in honour of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus - 23rd Sept. - 1st Oct. 2023