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Parish Newsletter March 3rd, 2024

Time to say yes!This weekend and next our parishes are inviting people to consider becoming involved and serve as a Minister of the Eucharist, Minister of the Word, Collector, Choir member, etc. Training will be provided for these roles. The more people who become involved in parish, the lighter the time commitment for everyone. All of these roles are open to people from 16 years upwards. 

Fill in the form below and email it to

Booking a Mass in Clonakilty Parish

There’s a long tradition of people remembering our people who have died in prayer and at Mass. Many people ask for Mass to be offered for their loved ones to mark anniversaries.

People are also added to a list of people who are prayed for at each of the weekend Masses in the parish. Until now, this has been done by calling in person to the sacristy.

Beginning this week, the Mass Diary for the parish (Clonakilty and Darrara Church) will be kept at the Parish Office. In this way, it is available over longer hours and people can call in person or by phone.

A name can also be added to the list by clicking on the “Donate” button on the parish website. The offering for a Mass can also be given at the Parish Office.

Parish Newsletter 21st January 2024

Mass times for feast of the Epiphany, Jan 6th

The Masses for the Feast of the Epiphany in Clonakilty Parish Church are:-

  • Friday Jan 5th at 7pm
  • Saturday Jan 6th at 10am

Parish Newsletter 07 Jan 2024

Welcome to the first parish newsletter of 2024. We wish you and yours a blessed and peaceful New Year.

If you would like to make a secure donation to the parish of Clonakilty, please click here.

Christmas Mass times in Clonakilty Parish 2023

The Holy Family — sculpted in marble – in Clonakilty Parish Church

Penitential Service:

The priests of the Family of Parishes will assist at a community celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation as we prepare for the feast of the Birth of Christ. It’s in Clonakilty Church on Monday December 18th at 7pm. All welcome.

Mass for Christmas

Sunday December 24th: (The usual Mass times for the Sunday Mass)

Christmas Eve Masses: Clonakilty at 6.30pm and 9pm

Christmas Day Masses:

8.30 am Clonakilty; 9.30 am Darrara and 11am Clonakilty   

NB earlier time of last Mass on Christmas Day
We wish you a blessed and peaceful Christmas.

Holy day: Mass times for December 8th

The 8th of December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Times of Masses for the holy day in Clonakilty as follows:

  • Thursday 7th: 7pm
  • Friday 8th: 10am and 7pm

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Enrol in the November Novena

We owe it to our people who have died to pray for them and the greatest prayer we can offer for them is Mass. 

From Nov 2nd to the 10th, Masses will be offered in the parish church at 10am and at 7pm each day for the Holy Souls.

You are invited to enrol people in the Novena by using one of the envelopes and lists available in the churches. 

You can also use the ‘Donate’ button to submit the list of people to be remembered.) It’s a secure and safe way of also making a donation to the parish.

“Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord. May they rest in peace”

View from Myross old graveyard, near Union Hall, Co Cork

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