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 […]
When Jesus scanned the countryside looking for an image to help people understand God, he spotted sheep and lambs in their pastures. Among them stood men with staffs in their hands and with folded-up tents nearby. Care of the sheep […]
Lourdes is a fabulous place. For finding inner peace. For making great new connections with like-minded people. For helping people who just need a hand to enjoy the pilgrimage — and for getting as much back from the good experience. […]
There are few places in Ireland as enchanting as Gougane Barra – the out-of-the-way but picturesque spot which is associated with Cork’s patron saint, Finbarr. It was once a secluded place of monastic prayer. Later it became a place of […]
People who devoted their lives wholly to service of God and the church have taken something of a hammering in Irish society in recent decades. This in of the reasons they have almost become invisible. So we may think they […]