Radio Maria Ireland is a Catholic radio station, broadcasting prayer and many lively and engaging programmes. The spiritual director Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, will visit the parish on the weekend of the 18th/19th September and speak at all Masses regarding the work of Radio Maria.
Most. Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office, on the grounds of retirement of the following priests from Sat. 11th September 2021: V. Rev. Canon Denis Kelleher P.P. Aghada and V. Rev. Patrick Scanlan P.P., Castletownroche.
The following appointments have been made with effect from noon on Saturday 11th September 2021:
- Rev. Patrick Scanlan P.E. to be Chaplain to Nazareth House.
Rev. John Keane , CC. Macroom on sick leave.
- Rev. Robin Morrissey, P.P. Churchtown-Liscarroll to be P.P. in Castletownroche.
- Rev. Eugene Baker, P.P. Buttevant and also ADM Churchtown-Liscarroll.
Rev. Thomas Lane in residence in Carrigtwohill to be P.P. in Aghada.
- Rev. John McCarthy C.C. Mallow to be P.P. in Ballyvourney.
- Rev. Michael Leader P.P. Ballyclough and assisting in Churchtown-Liscarroll.
Rev. James Moore, Diocesan Secretary and also Co-Ordinator of Mission and Ministry (pro tem).
Rev. Patrick McCarthy C.C. Aghada to be C.C. (pro tem) in Macroom.
Rev. Deacon Leonard Cleary, (newly ordained) to serve in Charleville parish.
“I, as Bishop, and the people of the diocese are deeply indebted to our priests for their generosity of spirit and commitment.
As Fr. Denis Kelleher and Fr. Patrick Scanlan retire from full time ministry, we are grateful to God for their ministry in the various parishes they served. We pray the blessing of serenity upon their retirement. We pray too, for those taking on new assignments. Transition always brings its own demand. Covid-19 adds to the list of adjustments that change demands. We pray the blessing of contentment upon them.” Bishop William Crean
Confessions for the Confirmation children, parents and sponsors will take place on Friday 24th September from 7p.m. to 8p.m. Make room for the Lord.
Sat. 25th September: 11a.m. Girls Confirmation, 1p.m. Boys Confirmation.
Sat. 2nd October: 11a.m. Girls First Holy Communion.
Sat. 9th October: 11a.m. Boys First Holy Communion.
Station Masses are arranged twice a year for the various areas of the parish. People are invited to participate in the Station Mass for their own area if possible or come at least to one Station Mass. They will begin on Monday 27th September. They are an opportunity to pray for your families, neighbours, the sick and suffering, and all our beloved dead.
The Station Masses will be celebrated at 7.30p.m. Confessions will be available from 7p.m. onwards.
Mon. 27th Sept: The Turrets, Love Lane, The Pastures
Tues. 28th Sept: The Park, Vale Close, Rathgoggin Heights, Manor Hill, Deerpark View, Mannixville, Batt Donegan Place, Broghill Road, Hill View Drive, Orchard Heights, Oakfield Heights.
Wed. 29th Sept: Limerick Road, Newtownbarry, Kilmallock Road, Cedar Court, Deerpark Heights, Chapel Street, Clancy Terrace, Broad Street, Imperial Mews.
Thurs. 30th Sept: Ballysally, Station Road, Station Houses, Rathgoggin South, Coreless, Cooleens, Knockardandrum South, Buttevant Road, Brindle Hill.
Fri. 1st Oct: Main Street, The Glen, Park View, Park Mews, Jail Lane, New Line, Glenard. Harrison Place, Bishop Browne’s Terrace, Ivy Close.
Mon. 4th Oct: Holy Cross Place, Kennedy Place, St. Brendan’s Drive, St. Oliver Plunkett Place, De Valera Place.
Tues. 5th Oct: Smith’s Street, Glen Haven, Smith’s Road, Meadow Vale, Lios Na Rí
Wed. 6th Oct: Ballyhubba, Fortlands, Knoakardandrum North, Kiltoohig, Liscullane, Kippane, Ardnageehy, Clashgannive, Farroshonikeen, Springfort, Ballypierce, Ardmore.
Thurs. 7th Oct: Ballydaheen, Gortskagh, Broghill, Deerpark, Graigues and Ballincolly.