News and Announcements from the Family of Parishes
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An Evening of Songs of Faith, Hope and Love at Knock Basilica
Friday 1st December 2023
An Evening of Songs of Faith, Hope and Love in Knock Basilica - Friday, 1st Dec - 8pm, featuring Dana, John McNicholl, Margo, Philomena Begley and Marc Roberts with Úna Nolan & Schola Cantorum Basilicae choir.
A fundraising concert for Victim Assistance Charity.
Tickets from Ticketmaster.ie Tickets also available from head office - for details contact Mary McNicholas, Victim Assistance Head Office, Aiden St., Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo 094 9000 251/ 086 3938871. Email:
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine from The Sacred Heart Parish, Western Road, Cork
Friday 29th Sept 2023
Spiritual Director: Fr. Des Farren MSC CC
Bus departs Church Grounds 7.30am
Returns to Cork 9.15 pm approx
Cost £50 includes Bus and Meals
Names and money to be left into the parish office by Monday 25th Sept.
You are invited to the celebrations at Gougane Barra on Sunday 1st October marking the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Finbarr.
Mass at 3pm preceded by the Rosary at 2.30 pm. Fr Bernard Cotter will preach this year. Bishop Fintan looks forward to seeing you in Gougane.
The Cork Catenian Circle meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 11:30 at the SMA Parish Centre in Wilton. All welcome.
The SMA Novena in honour of St. Thérèse will take place on the 23rd September until 1st October 2023 at 7:30pm each evening, (except Sat. 23rd & Sat. 30th September at 7:00pm).
There will be a choir each evening.
For more information please contact: SMA Blackrock Road - 021 4292871
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.
Emergency Phone (urgent calls)
086 074 9169
087 609 3424
087 249 5075
- Little Nellie of Holy God - Prayer Group - St. Columbas Church, Douglas - Fri. 8th December
- Alpha Information Afternoon - November 25th 2023
- A Study of St Mark’s Gospel
- Pioneer Pledge for the month of the Holy Souls
- Devotions for the Holy Souls
- Talks and meditation in Sacred Heart Missionaries - Fr. Donagh O'Shea, O.P.
- The Christmas Oratorio - St. Francis Church, Liberty St. Cork - 26th November 2023 @ 8p.m.
- TOTUS TUUS SCRIPTURE CONFERENCE 2023