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Christmas Concert at The Cathedral on Sunday December 1st

November 17th, 2019|

It’s difficult to believe that Advent is around the corner but it is! Advent is the time we prepare to celebrate the joy of Christmas. Advent begins on Sunday December 1st. How better to begin our preparations than with a fabulous Christmas Concert in the Cathedral on that day at 3.30? Taking part we will have The Junior Cork Youth Orchestra under the baton of Terry McCarthy, The Dundanion Singers, directed by Terry and our very own Cathedral Choir, directed

Month of November

October 30th, 2019|

November is the month when we remember our dead in a special way. Friday is the Feast of All Saints and is a Holiday of Obligation in Ireland. The Vigil Mass will take place in Blackpool and Ballyvolane at 6.00pm on Thursday and Friday Masses will be celebrated at 10.00am in The Glen, 11.00am in Ballyvolane and 12.00 noon in Blackpool on Friday morning. Saturday is the Feast of All Souls. Both feast days remind us that our lives on

Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy

October 25th, 2019|

Today we celebrate the memorial of Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy “the White Martyr of Munster” - whose reliquary is familiar to many of us here in the North Cathedral. He was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1896. Over the years many miracles have been attributed to his intercession. He was appointed Bishop of Ross & this was opposed and Innocent VIII then appointed him Bishop of Cork and Cloyne. He set out on pilgrimage to Rome but unfortunately on his

Blessing of the Graves in Kilcully Cemetery on Sunday 10th November 2019

October 12th, 2019|

Blackpool / the Glen / Ballyvolane Parish Assembly Blessing of Graves and prayers for our Departed Faithful At St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully on Sunday 10th November 2019 at 3pm Dear departed loved one, we want you to know that we haven’t forgotten you. We remember you and your memory most definitely brings life to us today. May it also assure us of life for you, that eternal life Christ came on earth to give us.

LOURDES

October 11th, 2019|

We join in prayer with the pilgrims from our diocese who are travelling to Lourdes today for the Diocesan weekend pilgrimage led by Bishop Fintan Gavin

Safeguarding

October 4th, 2019|

Safeguarding seeks to be proactive and covers both children and vulnerable adults. Education and training are key in keeping the safeguarding message current and not allowing for complacency. We hold regular training days, conferences and information sessions, which can be found by clicking on www.corkandross.org/safeguarding. 9th of October safeguarding talk with key speakers are Kevin Hyland OBE-Child Trafficking in Ireland and Dr Maureen Griffin-Online Solicitation of Minors. To book a place please download booking form on www.corkandross.org or contact Diocesan

October 3rd, 2019|

As storm Lorenzo approaches we pray... Send your holy angels to watch over us and guard us. May they spread their holy wings to give us shelter against the storm.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

September 29th, 2019|

On this day of prayer for migrants and refugees we pray... Irish blessing for all who are forced to leave their home The love and affection of the angels be to you, The love and affection of the saints be to you, The love and affection of heaven be to you, To guard and cherish you. May God shield you on every step, May he aid you on every path, And may he hold you safe on every slope, On

GOUGANE SUNDAY – ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO HONOUR ST. FINBAR

September 24th, 2019|

The feast day of St. Finbarr, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Cork, is celebrated on the 25th of September. This year pilgrims will gather on Sunday, September 29th , to celebrate ‘Gougane Sunday’. Rosary will be recited in the Oratory at 2.30 pm and Mass will be celebrated there at 3.00 pm. Most Rev. Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross will celebrate the Mass and Rev. Anthony O’Mahony, Parish Priest of Uibh Laoire, will preach the homily.  

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

FEAST DAY OF ST BARTHOLOMEW

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.

CHANGE OF MASS TIMES

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

GOLF CLASSIC

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.

CONSERVATION OF PARISH REGISTERS

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|

BLACKPOOL FATIMA APOSTOLATE PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY CROSS ABBEY SUNDAY 1st September 2019   COST €43 (INCLUDING DINNER AT CAHIR HOUSE HOTEL) NON - REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT €10 BUS LEAVES 11 0’CLOCK SHARP FROM BLACKPOOL CHURCH WATERCOURSE RD SIDE ENQUIRIES TO 021-4393852 OR 021-4397073

DEATH OF CANON KIERAN TWOMEY, PP, BLACKROCK

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

BLACKPOOL WALKERS GROUP

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.