Parish News

Published on July 18, 2024

Graveyard Mass in the New Cemetery will be on Friday, 19th July at 8pm.

Fr Jackie Sharpe Diamond Jubilee – Fr Jackie will celebrate 60 years of service in the priesthood this July and to mark this wonderful occasion there will be a special mass on Sunday 28th July in St Molua’s at 11am with refreshments afterwards. All are most welcome to join in this joyful celebration.

Summer Masses in Ogonnelloe: There will be no Saturday evening masses during the months of July and August.

Lectio Divina runs every Tuesday evening in the parish hall, 8pm to 9pm. Call Olivia @087 6380201 for more info. All welcome.

It is requested that people would take a copy of the parish newsletter home with them after Mass each weekend. Using the newsletter to refer to it for reminders of parish and community events will assist in keeping in touch and  remembering what you wish to remember from what is included in each weeks issue.

New Collection Envelopes The 2024 boxes are delivered. If your do not receive a box or you would like to receive a box of giving envelopes for the first time please contact Joanne in parish office.

Contributions: Thanks for your continued financial support of the parish at this time, your support is greatly appreciated in these difficult times. A number of payments have been received through the diocesan online donation facility and we are very grateful.

Raheen Hospital: Masses on Saturdays at 2.15pm and Wednesdays at 11.00am.

First Friday Visits: We invite sick or housebound parishioners who would like to arrange a First Friday visit from the priest to please call Kieran on 087 9302214 or the parish office on 085 877 9113. Also, those who are currently on the list might contact us again to confirm their details.

Hospital Visits: If anyone has family members in hospitals in the region at present and would like them to receive a visit from the priest please call Kieran on 087 9302214 or the parish office on 085 877 9113.

Pastoral Minister: Michael Daly – 086 3813677 email: – Our recently appointed Pastoral Minister for the Inis Cealtra Pastoral Area, Michael Daly, introduced himself at Masses recently. We wish Michael the very best in his new role and we hope to work closely and effectively with him in the coming years.

The new graveyard extension is now completed and graves are available for purchase. If you are interested in buying a plot you can contact one of the following; Michael McNamara -086 8202917 or Ger O’Brien – 087 6349429 or Pat O’Brien – 087 7924202Readers: Can you please check with the celebrant before Mass.

Baptisms: Bookings for baptisms are now being accepted; please contact the Parish Office or Fr Kieran.

Anniversary Masses: If you wish to book an anniversary Mass you can do so through Joanne at the parish office.

Planning to get married ? You need to give at least six months notice for the completion of church and civil papers and so it would be a good idea to contact Fr Kieran to chat through the necessary requirements. This applies whether you are getting married in the parish, elsewhere in Ireland or overseas.

Inis Cealtra Pastoral Area comprises of the parishes of O’gonnelloe, Bodyke, Scariff, Mountshannon/Whitegate, Feakle & Flagmount-Killanena. Fr Joe McMahon & Fr Kieran Blake are co-parish priests for the area who work together with Fr John Jones, Fr James O’Brien, Fr Jackie Sharpe.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.