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Dear Friends, 

Lenten Schedule and Lenten Children’s Calendar

Attached is our Lenten Schedule. All events mentioned within the attached schedule are available online at (www.clonakiltyparish.ie/live or www.churchservices.tv/clonakilty). Apart from the Masses all other events are not recorded and only available at the time mentioned. Please join us.
 
We have a Lenten Calendar for young people to try out for Lent. Instead of giving something up for Lent why not do your best to complete a challenge from the Lenten Calendar and dedicate your achievement to our Lord in preparation for Easter. The calendar this has been designed by the Cor and Ross NET Ministry Team
 
For adults there is the 40 day – 40 items Challenge: you remove one item from your belongings (clothes, bedding, Kitchen items etc.) which you don’t use anymore and place it in a bag. At the end of Lent and more importantly at the end of Lockdown you donate these items to a charity shop or a homeless shelter. 
 
 
The Cork and Ross Diocese are offering 15 minute lunchtime sessions of prayer, music and reflection every Wednesday throughout Lent. Listing of sessions in attached image.  Watch the Cork and Ross Friends and Family in Faith Facebook page or Cork and Ross Diocese YouTube Channel for these sessions. 
 
Knock Shrine and Saint Mary’s Dominican Church and Priory Cork are also offering guidance throughout Lent through online sessions. Checkout their Facebook pages for more information.
 

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, ease contact the team on corkandrossteam@netministies.ie or 085 873 3529 for more details or a registration form. 

The team will produce a newsletter from time to time and the latest edition is available here.


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

With the move to Level 5 restrictions (see gov.ie) from December 26th 2020,

Masses will be only available online (www.clonakiltyparish.ie/live or www.churchservices.tv/clonakilty) 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 (www.clonakiltyparish.ie/live or www.churchservices.tv/clonakilty) 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:

THIS ACCOUNT IS FOR THE OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS ONLY

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

BIC: BOFIIE2D
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,