Castleventry is an appropriate place to visit as the month of May begins. This ancient site with a commanding view over so much of West Cork has been a place of ritual for at least 4,000 years. It’s a combination of […]
I moved house and parish in September 2022 and the process of moving gets difficult as one gets older — in part because I’m a hoarder, of sorts! But why would one destroy something like this? It’s a photo I […]
The eight-year-old child put her hand up. Teacher asked what her question was. “Are you the new church guy?” she blurted out. Out of the lips of babes …! But she’s correct. I am in a whole new place since […]
I’ve spent the last few hours shredding and sorting! It’s become necessary as I prepare to move house, ministry and life to a new parish. I’m a hoarder so I’ve all kinds of things in the house! Much of of […]
The first diocesan gathering with parishioners from a selection of parishes in West Cork to discuss questions posed by Pope Francis was held in Rosscarbery on Sunday afternoon. Pope Francis has issued an invitation to participate in creating a synodal […]
Catholics are very used to a top-down church! So when a step is taken to literally turn that upside down, we run the risk of ignoring it!
We’ve almost forgotten what it is like to be in the same space as others and be able to relax and pray. From Monday June 29th, churches are permitted to have a congregation for Mass again — though the limit is […]
Following the first phase of restrictions on churches, the Parish church at Enniskeane is open for personal prayer from 10.30 to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm, Monday to Sat. (opens at 11.30 on Sunday)Sanitiser, one way, distance and cleaning in […]