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Parish Newsletter 26th Feb 2023

Job Vacancy: Parish Secretary

Applications are invited for a part-time role as Parish Secretary based in Clonakilty Parish.

The hours will be Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 1.30pm.

The successful candidate will work closely with the team of priests serving the six parishes of our family of parishes and will assist in meeting the administrative needs of the parishes as well as responding to enquiries from parishioners.

We’re looking for a person who is excited by serving others, a good organiser, flexible and discreet and gets on well with people in a variety of situations. A reasonable familiarity with the daily life of a parish is an advantage.

Essential skills: Clear communication, very good with people and with IT, diary management, filing and recording.

Download the Application Form here as a Word file or as a PDF file

Closing date: Friday Feb 17th, 2023.

Last day of the year – first day of married life!

Congratulations to Cara O’Neill, Clonakilty and Michael O’Regan, Reenascreena, who celebrated their marriage at Darra Church on 31/12/2022.

Mass times for Jan 6th – Holyday

The Mass times for the feast day are shown for our family of parishes.

Masses in Clonakilty are on Thursday eve at 7pm and on Friday 6th at 10am and 7pm.

Have a blessed “little Christmas”!

Christmas Mass times in Clonakilty and Darrara

The priests ministering in this parish and in the local family of parishes wish all parishioners, friends and neighbours a blessed and peaceful Christmas.

  • Fr Ted Collins
  • Fr Tom Hayes
  • Fr John Kingston
  • Fr John McCarthy
  • Fr Dave O’Connell
  • Fr Fergus Tuohy SMA

Bishop Fintan sends video message to schools

Bishop Fintan Gavin has sent a Christmas video message and a blessing to students and staff of all the primary schools in the diocese. View the interactive message here.

Christmas 2022 Mass times

You are welcome to join in one of our Christmas Masses to celebrate the Birth of Christ among us.

These are the times of Masses in Clonakilty and Darrara Parish

Christmas Eve

Clonakilty Parish Church. 6.30 pm

Clonakilty Parish Church  9 pm

Christmas Day

Clonakilty            8.30 am

Darrara                9.30 am

Clonakilty            11 am 


Below is the full schedule of Masses in our Family of Parishes

Christmas Eve

Saturday 24 December 2022

Clonakilty 6:30pm
Lisavaird 6:30pm
Clogagh 7:00pm
Rossmore 7:00pm
Rathbarry 7:30pm
Barryroe 8:00pm
Carraigfada 8:00pm
Clonakilty 9:00pm
Rosscarbery 9:00pm
Timoleague 9:00pm
Courtmacsherry 12:00 midnight

Christmas Day

Sunday 25 December 2022

Clonakilty 8:30am
Rosscarbery 9:15am
Courtmacsherry 9:30am
Darrara 9:30am
Ardfield 10:00am
Clogagh 10:00am
Lisavaird 10:15am
Barryroe 11:00am
Clonakilty 11:00am
Bealad 11:15am
Rosscarbery 11:30am
Timoleague 11:30am

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