News and Announcements from the Family of Parishes
There are several places on the Family of Parishes website where content from your Parish would be most welcome
Any announcements or newsworthy items relevant to all the parishes would be most welcome in this section. So for example any events in Ballyphehane that are open to all or The Lough has a new musical setting of the Mass. Any photos of people you send will of course need to have addressed the appropriate permissions.
This section of the website is new and the idea is to gradually add stories or a historical fact about any of the three parishes. Try to keep each article short and about one particular topic.
This is a place for videos for meditation, contemplation, prayer, worship and recharging the spirit. Send the link to the video. (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo)
Five priests from around Ireland share how they followed their vocation in this 15 minute video
This video was made by the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother at the petition of the National Vocations Office (an office within the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference) for the Year for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood.
Diocese of Cork and Ross Mailing List
Did you know you can now receive website news and announcements from the diocese of Cork and Ross direct to your email?
How does it work?
Any new articles that are featured on the homepage of CorkandRoss.org will be compiled and sent to you in a single email no more than once a day.
You can also choose the options to receive the Bidding Prayers for each Sunday and/or a Reflection on Sunday's Readings from Fr. Silvester O'Flynn OFM. Cap.
For a Synodal Church: communion, participation and mission
In October 2021 the Catholic Church's synodal process on the theme of synodality began. This was the first time that a worldwide listening process and consultation with parishes and dioceses was attempted and many people in Ireland took part in a listening process during the early months of 2022.
Did you take part?
Have you been wondering what happened after that?
Much has happened since then. Your participation formed part of a national document that was sent to the Synod office in Rome in August 2022. It also formed part of a global document called Enlarge the Space of Your Tent, which was published last October and then formed part of a presentation given by the Irish delegation that travelled to Prague this February for the first ever Continental Assembly of the Catholic Church's synodal process.
Please visit www.synod.ie/2023update to find out more.
A message to all Parishes from Bishop Fintan Gavin
The time has come, I believe, to remove the last remaining covid restrictions.
Wearing of Face Coverings No Longer Necessary
It is no longer required to wear a face covering while distributing Holy Communion for either priests or Ministers of the Eucharist. It is now possible for Ministers of the Eucharist to receive under both species at Mass. You might ensure to let your Ministers of the Eucharist know about this.
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087 609 3424
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- 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