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Dear Friends, 


As we begin the New Year, I wish to take this opportunity to wish you and your families every blessing for 2021. I would like to invite you to join us in a very exciting series of interactive sessions called Alpha where we will discuss life and the Christian faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.
Alpha Online begins in February and will run over 10 Tuesday evenings. Alpha promises to be a very enjoyable experience and I encourage you to try it. In particular, I extend an invitation to all parents/guardians, especially those of the First Communion and the Confirmation Classes. You will not be disappointed!
Checkout on this short Alpha video to give you a feel for this course. I look forward to meeting you in February.
For further details & to register, please contact:
  • Finola: 087-6838082
  • Email:

Coming up: Day for Consecrated Life, 2 February 2021.

Last year over 200 religious, sisters, brothers and clergy from throughout the Diocese joined in a celebration of consecrated life in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at the invitation of Bishop Fintan. That day is the one chosen by late Pope Saint John Paul for the celebration of consecrated life.
This year Bishop Fintan has invited the religious sisters, brothers and clergy to join with him virtually on Tuesday, 2nd February at 5pm for the celebration of Vespers in the Poor Clare Colletine Monastery, College Road, Cork.
The celebration of Vespers on that evening will also be made available on the Diocesan Website for people throughout the Diocese to participate.

Cork and Ross Net Ministry Team

The Team is back after their Christmas break and will be hosting online events from our Facebook page at 7pm on 

  • Families of Joy on Friday Nights (check out this recording of the first of these broadcasts)
  • Forever Endeavor Weekly Broadcast on Sunday Nights

We are delighted to host members of the Cork and Ross NET Ministry Team here in Clonakilty. Please check them out on their Facebook page and on Instagram. They will be with us up until the end of June. Hope you get a chance to meet or follow online this great bunch of young people.

The Team will be broadcasting from our Facebook page from time to time, well worth checking it out. They are also offering online Youth Alpha Sessions for 14 to 17 year olds.  If anyone is interested, please contact the team on or 085 873 3529 for more details or a registration form. 

Level 5 Restrictions and What is the Impact on Clonakilty Parish?

With the move to Level 5 restrictions (see from December 26th 2020,

Masses will be only available online ( or as follows

  • Monday to Saturday 10am Daily Mass
  • Saturday 7pm Vigil Mass
  • Sunday 11am Mass & 5pm Malayalam Mass for the Syro-Malabar Community
Rosary is also available online ( or as follows
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 9.35am
The Mass & Rosary Timetable may change week to week depending on Feast Days, Funeral Masses etc, please checkout the Schedule tab on the links  mentioned above for any updates.

Church is open to the Public as follows:

  • The churches will be open during the day for private prayer.
  • Funerals are restricted to a maximum of 10 people attending.
  • Weddings are restricted to a maximum of 6 guests attending.

In accordance with Government guidelines, we request individuals (children included) to please

  • sanitise their hands upon entering and exiting the Churches.
  • wear a face covering for the duration of their visit.
  • observe the 2 metre Social Distance Rule while in the Churches. Members of the same household can sit together.
  • follow the directions/instructions from our stewards (if present).
  • do NOT visit if they are feeling unwell or if they have recently been in contact with someone who tested positive or is waiting to be tested for Covid-19 or awaiting test results.

We are very grateful to our volunteers who steward and sanitise our Churches to make our visits safe.

Clonakilty Parish Appeal Update

We ask you to continue your Offertory Collection offerings by

  1. placing them in an envelope and putting them in the box near St Anthony’s statue or the box near the sanctuary in Darrara Church. (Please mark the envelope ‘Offertory Collection’) or
  2. using the Donate Button on this page or
  3. by direct bank transfer.

The facility to make your donation to the offertory collections directly to the bank still exists see below:


IBAN: IE54 BOFI 9026 1029 0094 71 (No spaces)
Account No: 29009471

Sort Code: 902610

The Offertory Collections finance the upkeep and maintenance of the churches in Clonakilty Parish which includes lighting, heating, necessary supplies and repairs and the deep cleaning and sanitising of the buildings to ensure safe health for those who wish to come in and pray.

During these unprecedented times, please continue to stay safe.  Please don’t hesitate to make contact with us by phoning or emailing Clonakilty Parish.  We will keep you updated through this website and our Facebook page.

Thanking you in advance for your continued generosity and be assured of my prayers.

God bless you all,

Actual Events

7:00 pm Families of Joy @ Clonakilty Parish Facebook Page
Families of Joy @ Clonakilty Parish Facebook Page
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
all-day Feast of the Presentation of the...
Feast of the Presentation of the...
Feb 2 all-day
Today is the day we bless candles at Mass for use in the Church and at home. 
all-day Feast of St. Blaise
Feast of St. Blaise
Feb 3 all-day
Today, through the intercession of St. Blaise, we bless individual’s throats at Mass.
7:00 pm Families of Joy @ Clonakilty Parish Facebook Page
Families of Joy @ Clonakilty Parish Facebook Page
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm Families of Joy @ Clonakilty Parish Facebook Page
Families of Joy @ Clonakilty Parish Facebook Page
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm