Masses not suspended. Gatherings of 100 people or fewer to continue. People not bound by Sunday Mass obligation. Pray at home, make spiritual Communion. Full list:
– Our gatherings will have a maximum attendance of 100 people.
– People are not bound by the Sunday Obligation.
– People can have access to Mass through local church webcams.
– Mass at the Cathedral will continue to be live-streamed at www.corkcathedral.ie
– This is also a time to encourage people to continue to pray in their homes together as families.
Let us keep one another … in our prayers conscious of the hope and comfort which our faith brings, especially in these difficult times.
– All non-essential pastoral gatherings and meetings, such as formation gatherings, retreats and seminars are cancelled.
– All Confirmations are postponed until further notice.
– Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Attendance at Funeral services and Masses should be limited to close relatives and must not exceed 100 attendees within the church building.
– Similarly, Church weddings and baptisms may be celebrated on condition that the attendance in church does not exceed 100 people.
– In these difficult and uncertain times, people find strength, consolation and hope in prayer. Churches should remain open for prayer each day.
– In the current emergency situation, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass. Parishes should inform parishioners of the local possibilities to participate in Mass via local radio and online. It may be possible for some parishes to facilitate attendance at Mass while still observing the health authority’s limit of 100 people.
– This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness. We should pray also for those at the frontlines – especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy – that the Lord will protect them as they place their own wellbeing at risk in the service of all.
This week’s Courcey’s Parish Lenten Talk
Next Week’s (Wed 18th) Kilbrittain Historical Society Talk
Both postponed indefinitely.
Monday Feb 3rd is the Feast of St Blaise. Throats will blessed after Masses on Sat, Sunday and Monday next.
According to legend ‘In 316, the governor of Cappadocia and of Lesser Armenia, Agricola, arrested Bishop Blaise for being a Christian. On their way to the jail, a woman set her only son, who was chocking to death on a fish bone, at his feet.
Blaise cured the child, and though Agricola was amazed, he could not get Blaise to renounce his faith. Therefore, Agricola beat Blaise with a stick and tore at his flesh with iron combs before beheading him.’
Rota up to August 2020 now available on this site.
Hard copy in sacristy from this weekend.
Rota of Church Cleaners up to October 2020 now on this site.
Hard copies available in sacristy from next weekend.
Dec 22nd, Fourth Sunday Advent:
Vigil Sat 8.00,
Mon Dec 23rd:
Morning Mass 9.00
Tue Dec 24th: Christmas Eve:
Children’s Mass 6.00 pm.
Mass of Christmas Night 9.00 pm
Wed 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
Mass of Christmas Day 10.30 am
Thursday, Friday and Sat
Christmas week, Morning Mass 11.00 am.
Sun 29th. Feast of Holy Family
Vigil Sat 8.00,
Mon 30th Dec to Sat 4th Jan ‘20
Morning Mass 10.00 am (inc. Tue.)
Sunday 5th Jan 2020
Vigil Sat 8.00,
Vigil of Epiphany Sun 8.00 pm
Monday 6th Jan 2020, Feast of the Epiphany
Mass of Epiphany 10.30 am.
The rota of duty for Adult, Folk and Children’s choirs up to Easter 2020 can now be found under the ‘Rotas’ tab above.