World Youth Day 2023
The Diocese of Cork and Ross is delighted to announce that Bishop Fintan will travel with 20 young people (18 – 30 years) from around the Diocese to World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon (July 31st to August 7th). Two to four million young people from around the world are expected to attend and to pray with Pope Francis. It will be an experience of faith, fun and friendship.
An Information Evening will take place on Monday February 13th at 8pm in Mardyke House Cork City (T12 W8RP). The cost is €500 per person includingflights, accommodation, food vouchers, tickets for transport within Lisbon, travel insurance, and bag allowance. Places are limited so if you are interested, please come along on February 13th to register your interest.
Recent Deaths We pray for those who have died: Kieran Murphy, South Douglas Rd; Br John Donatus Brazil, Presentation Community, Maiville; Fr Liam O’Regan, former parish priest of Douglas. We offer our sincere sympathy to their families and community.
Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund Annual Collection
The annual collection for the Diocesan Sick/Assisted Lourdes Pilgrimage
Fund will be taken up at all Masses this weekend, 11 th /12 th February. The
Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place from Friday 22nd September
to Wednesday 27th September this year. People are encouraged to join
the Diocesan Pilgrimage as helpers, nurses and doctors to assist
pilgrims in Lourdes. Details are on the Diocesan website or from
A launch for the Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place in March, one in
Cork City and the other in West Cork, where more detailed information
will be made available to those who wish to be involved in the
pilgrimage. Arrangements for this launch will be confirmed in the next
There has always been great support towards the Diocesan Pilgrimage
Fund financially and your support on 11 th /12 th February is much
Parish Assembly meets tomorrow Monday, 13th February, at 8.00 pm
New Rotas: New rotas are available in the sacristy for Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist. These are hugely important ministries in every parish. We are blessed to have such committed and competent Ministers. We welcome new people to these ministries; just make contact by email or mobile.
Anticipating Lent: Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which is on the 22nd February, ie next Wednesday week. We will have Mass and distribution of ashes at a special 10.00 celebration on that day.