From an email issued by the Bishop of Cork & Ross at 7.50 pm on Sunday 15th.
Weekday Masses as usual on Monday 16th . No public Masses on St Patrick’s Day and after that no public weekday Mass (starting Wed 18th.)
Masses will not cease being offered. We need more Masses now than ever. I will be offering at least one private Mass each day for the intentions of all in this critical situation.
Stations have also been suspended.
Our Eucharistic Adoration will continue as long as feasable, while the numbers of adorers remains at the usual two or three maximum per hour and provided physical separation is observed. The situation will be monitored and Diocesan or HSE directives may force changes anyway.
OUR CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN ALL DAY, EVERY DAY
unless there is a directive to the contrary.
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.
There will be Mass at 10.30 am on Ash Wednesday to accommodate school children. Everybody welcome. Masses also at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
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.
Thursday next, 7th November, at 6.30 pm.
Forecast for Sunday in the South of Ireland is for heavy showers. Concern about feasibility of Corpus Christi Procession after Mass. Alternative will be to have Benediction in the church, followed by the usual Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the whole afternoon. We’re waiting in hope, however.
Available for collection in sacristy now and online from ‘Rotas’ tab above.
Organised by Welfare Group in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association in aid of funds for minibus for Clonakilty/Bantry area. Walk starting at church steps on Friday evening next, 14th June, at 7.30 and going around the Dairy Road. Everybody welcome, accessibility-friendly route.