Saint Teresa of Calcutta

September 5th, 2019|

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Many of us still remember her as Mother Teresa. She was born in Macedonia in 1910 & having decided to devote her life to the Lord, she joined the Loreto sisters to become a missionary to India. She was then sent to Ireland to learn English In Rathfarnham, Dublin for two months. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. She died on September 5th in 1997. Her good work


August 24th, 2019|

Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Bartholomew, one of the apostles. We give thanks for his witness to Jesus Christ handed on to us through the ages.


August 23rd, 2019|

Weekend Mass Times As and from Sunday, 1st September 2019 Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne: Saturday: Vigil Mass 5pm Sunday: North Presentation Convent 9am. Cathedral: 11.30am & 5.30pm Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool: Saturday: Vigil Mass 6pm Sunday: 12.00noon St Brendan’s Church, The Glen: Sunday:10.00am St Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm Sunday: 11.00am The changes to weekend Mass times will come into effect as and from Sunday, 1st September 2019. Thank you for your help, support


August 23rd, 2019|

The Cathedral Parish is holding a Golf Classic at Cork Golf Club on Friday 6th September, 2019 to raise funds for the ongoing maintenance and development of the Cathedral and its environs.


August 16th, 2019|

CONSERVATION OF PARISH REGISTERS For most family history researchers, parish registers provide the earliest direct source of family information. Unlike many other records, parish registers provide evidence of direct links between one generation and the next (via baptismal registers) and one family and another (via marriage registers). They are also, for the majority of Irish people who lived during the 18th and 19th centuries, the only record of their existence. Our parish has some of the oldest registers in the

National Heritage Week at Cathedral Visitor Centre

August 16th, 2019|

National Heritage Week takes place all over the country during the coming week. There will be two events held at the Cathedral Visitor Centre. Shandon Area History Group exhibit Cork Through the Ages and Cork Folklore Project will have extra opening hours during the week.  Why not take some time out, come along and enjoy the facilities here. The opening times are Saturday 17th 9.30 -3.00 Monday 19th 9.30 - 4.30 ( Cork through Ages only) Tuesday 20th -Thursday 22nd

Feast of the Assumption

August 14th, 2019|

Tomorrow Thursday 15th of August is the Feast of the Assumption & is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will take place in all churches in the parish.

Feast of St Clare

August 11th, 2019|

Today is the Feast Day of St Clare. St Clare was the foundress of the  Order of the Poor Clare Sisters. She was born in Assisi in Italy in 1194. She dedicated her life to prayer. St Clare suffered ill health for many years. She is buried under the Basillica of St Clare in Assisi.   Let us pray today for Poor Clare sisters everywhere, especially our own sisters in College Road in Cork.

Annual Devotions at Lee Road Shrine

August 3rd, 2019|

On Thursday 15th of August on the feast of the Assumption the annual devotions will take place at the Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road. Join in reciting the rosary at 6.30pm at the gates of Our Lady’s Hospital. From there you can follow the fifteen mysteries until Mass begins at 7.30 at the shrine. Bishop Fintan Gavin will be the chief celebrant at the Mass and will preach the homily. This shrine was consecrated on the Feast of the Assumption

WATCH and LISTEN LIVE on our website

July 8th, 2019|

We are delighted to be able to share with you both daily and Sunday Mass from The Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne’s, The Church of Annunciation, Blackpool, St Oliver’s Ballyvolane and St Brendan’s The Glen, through our web cameras. In order to access Mass in the Cathedral please – Log into www.corkcathedral.ie Click on livestream For Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane Log into www.blackpoolparish.com Click on Mass times Scroll down & find the church you wish to view

Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey

July 3rd, 2019|



July 3rd, 2019|

Canon Kieran Twomey, PP Blackrock, peacefully returned to the Lord on Thursday afternoon June 27th 2019 in Marymount Hospice in the presence of his family. Canon Kieran was born in Ballinlough parish and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cork and Ross in 1973. Since then he has served in many parishes in our diocese and was appointed Parish Priest of Blackrock in 2013. His Funeral Mass took place in St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock, on Monday 1st July

Invitations to Ordination

June 10th, 2019|

The countdown to the big day has begun! Invitations to the ceremony have been distributed. The ceremony will be relayed on a big screen outside the Cathedral in Cork & in the Cathedral in Skibbereen. There will also be live streaming of the event.

A Prayer for our Bishop-Elect Fr Fintan Gavin

June 9th, 2019|

A Prayer for our Bishop-Elect Eternal God, shepherd and guide, may Fr. Fintan Gavin who will serve your Church be a shepherd after your own heart, who will walk in your ways and with loving care, and watch over your people. May he be a leader of vision and a teacher of your truth. So may your name be glorified and your Church built up. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Papal Flags

June 9th, 2019|

If you would like to be part of the Ordination Ceremony of Bishop-Elect Fr Fintan Gavin, why not decorate your home with a Papal Flag? These are available free of charge to parishioners from the Cathedral, Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane and can be collected from the Cathedral Parish Office/Visitors Centre or contact Fr John O’Donovan / Fr. Damian in the Sacristies of Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane. One per household.

Change of Mass Times on June 30th 2019 for the Ordination of Bishop-Elect Fr Fintan Gavin

June 6th, 2019|

Ordination Information Change of Mass Times Please note that there will be some slight changes to Mass times in the Cathedral parish on Sunday 30th June due to the ordination ceremony of Fr. Fintan Gavin as Bishop of Cork and Ross. There will be no 11.30am Mass that morning in the Cathedral. Mass will be celebrated instead at the earlier time of 10o’clock. Mass in the North Presentation Convent chapel will be at the earlier time of 9o’clock. There will

June 6th, 2019|

WATCH and LISTEN LIVE on our websites We are delighted to be able to share with you both daily and Sunday Mass from The Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne’s, The Church of Annunciation, Blackpool, St Oliver’s Ballyvolane and St Brendan’s The Glen, through our web cameras. In order to access Mass in the Cathedral please – 1. Log into www.corkcathedral.ie 2. Click on livestream For Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane 1. Log into www.blackpoolparish.com 2. Click on Mass


May 4th, 2019|

BLACKPOOL WALKERS GROUP When: Wednesdays Meeting Point: Blackpool Community Centre Time: 1.30 pm ϖ Please wear comfortable clothing, good walking shoes and bring water ϖ Refreshments will be served after the walk in Blackpool Community Centre ϖ For further information please contact Micheál O Connor, Community Health Worker (HAZ) on 0873479549

Sacred Trail Cork Choral Festival

May 4th, 2019|

Sacred Trail Cork Choral Festival On Sunday 5th May we welcome DOMINANTA CHOIR, POLAND, who will sing at the 11.30am Mass in the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne. We welcome Bella Voce-Lund Studentsångerskor, SWEDEN, who will sing at the 12noon Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool Both choirs are taking part in the Cork International Choral Festival.

Dates for your Diary

May 2nd, 2019|

Dates For Your Diary: 1st Communions: St Brendan’s Church, The Glen St. Mark’s & St Brendan’s Saturday 11th May St Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane: Scoil Oibhéir Saturday 11th May Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers:     Saturday 18th May Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne:    North Mon & St. Vincent’s Primary School: Saturday 18th May North Pres. Primary & Blarney Street C.B.S: Saturday 25th May

Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne

April 16th, 2019|

On Holy Thursday morning, April the 18th, the priests of the diocese will renew their commitment to priesthood and invite the people to pray for them at the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral at 10.00a.m. This is the only Mass celebrated in the diocese in the morning. Lay people from every parish are invited to show support for and solidarity with Bishop Buckley and the priests as he blesses the oils. The Holy Oils blessed at this Mass are brought

St Oliver’s Church Ministers of the Word and Eucharist

March 23rd, 2019|

A new rota will be issued in the next few weeks, replacing the existing rota. If any minister would like to reserve their original allocated days or would like to be allocated any particular days, please contact Liam O Sullivan by Monday 1st of April at 0852828045.

Welcome to Our New Website!

August 17th, 2018|

Welcome to our new parish website, we hope you find it useful and will visit us many times. Here you will find current Mass Times, information on the sacraments and downloadable PDF files containing all the relevant information. You can read our Parish news as well as download our Parish Newsletter containing news and photos from every aspect of our Community. Should you require any additional information or wish to contribute in any way to this website please contact us.

See Our New Gallery of Images

August 17th, 2018|

As part of our website redesign we commissioned a photographer to take photographs of our 3 churches at Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane. Select from the gallery menu in the main menu of our website.

Update on Mass Times

August 17th, 2018|

You can find all the updated information on Mass times here.