NEWS & EVENTS PAGE

CLOYNE DIOCESAN 2024 PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:

The Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2024 under the Patronage of Bishop William Crean DD will take place from Friday 31st May to Wednesday 5th June, 2024. The Pilgrimage Director is Very Rev. Tobias Bluitt PP Kanturk, Co. Cork. Contact 029 50192.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION – Ballycotton 1st June:

The Annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place in Ballycotton on Saturday 1st June immediately after 7.00pm Mass. (note Mass time). The Procession will process down Jacko’s Road to the pier where the prayers will conclude with Benediction.

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY TO KNOCK SHRINE 2024:

The All Ireland Rosary Rally to Knock Shrine will take place on Saturday 1st June, 2024. It will commence at 9.30am with Marian Conference followed by meeting of 20 Apostolates from around Ireland and Rosary Talk. There will be Stations of the Cross at 2.00pm followed by Rosary Procession. Mass will be Concelebrated with Bishop Phonsie Cullinan Bishop of Waterford and Lismore and will include anointing of the sick.

LOUGH DERG – 4 DAY PILGRIMAGE 2024:

Bus will leave Cork on Friday 7th June at 9.00am. and will return on Monday 10th June. If you are interested in booking or if you wish to get more information ring. Paddy 021 4502572.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE. Fr. Danny Broderick and Fr. Joe Begley (Spiritual Directors) invite you to join them on Pilgrimage to Medjugorje on 26th June, 2024. Flights ex Cork with Aer Lingus. You are invited to enjoy the Peace and Joy of Medjugorje and be renewed in faith in the presence of Our Blessed Mother. For further information contact Tom Dennehy on 0876468658. 

2024 PILGRIMAGE SEASON TO LOUGH DERG:

The 2024 Pilgrimage Season to Lough Derg will commence during the month of May. There are various types of Pilgrimage options available.

1. The traditional 3 day Pilgrimage of Prayer, Fasting and Vigil

2. Quiet Day – 11th May and 13th September

3. Lakeshore Pilgrimage along the Pilgrim Path 26th May and 1st September

4. 5 Day Residential Retreats 2 Retreats in June, 1 in July and 1 in August

5. Several 1 Day Retreats during May, August and September.

There is a Poster in the Church with more details. Ring 071 9861518 for further details. Log into www.loughderg.org 

CLOYNE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

The Parish Pastoral Council is a very important part of the life of the parish. It is there to discern the needs of the parish and its people and see how the Church can respond to those needs. As many parishes in our Diocese no longer have a resident priest or are sharing their priest with a neighbouring parish, the Parish Pastoral Council is vital for the continuation of a faith community in each Parish. A meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council takes place on the third Monday of each month in the Parish Office, Church Street, Cloyne at 8.00 p.m. All existing members and new members are welcome to attend. New members are also welcome so feel free to come along. If there is someone you feel would make a positive contribution, ask them if they would like to join. It is important that we have representatives from all four Churches of the parish.

Books for Sale

Prayer Book

A book of prayers entitled “Prayers Old and New” is now available to purchase (Price €5) from the Parish Office or from any parish church.  It has been compiled by members of the Parish Pastoral Council.

Celebrating 200 Years of St Colman’s Church, Cloyne

To commemorate the event a book entitled entitled “ Celebrating 200 Years of St Colman’s Church, Cloyne” is now available from the Parish office.  Price €25 for hardback (very limited number left) and € 15 for paperback.

It is also available after Masses in Cloyne from the Sacristan or by telephoning 021-4652965 or 0872109095.

A History of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and its People

To commemorate the bi-centenary of the Church of the Immaculate Conception Shanagarry a book entitled “A History of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and its People” by Tom Morrison is on sale at €10.00 in local shops or from the parish office.

A History of the Medieval Diocese of Cloyne

A recently published book, which chronicles the available history of each parish in the diocese to the year 1600AD.  There are now 46 parishes in the diocese having decreased from 133 designated centres of worship in medieval times.

Commissioned by the late Fr. Bob Forde and written by historian Dr. Paul MacCottor.

Available from the Parish Office. Cost €24.99

A previous work by Dr. MacCotter from 2004 covering the earlier period is entitled “Colman of Cloyne, A Study”.