Our Trócaire Box: Patricia’s Story
This week, Shannon Ryan and Sarah O’ Donovan, Fourth Class pupils in Star of the Sea School, Passage West, share a little of what they have learned about Patricia, one of the children who appears on this year’s Trócaire Box. Patricia is a shy 8 year old girl, who lives with her family in Uganda, East Africa. Ever since her father died in 2011, her family has been slowly pushed off their land by a clan member. Patricia’s Mom, Evelyn, has a right to the land, however her husband’s family is claiming that she does not. When Evelyn tried to fight for the land back, her husband’s family burned...
A Daily Prayer Inspired By St Patrick
Many of us are familiar with the most commonly quoted verses of St Patrick’s Breastplate like ‘Christ beside me, Christ before me…….’ May I suggest the following verse as a wonderful morning prayer whereby we entrust each day and all it may bring to God’s care. Fr Seán I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s shield to protect me, God’s host to save me From everyone who shall wish me ill, afar and near.
María: The story behind the faces on our 2019 Trocaire Box
This year’s Lenten Trocaire Box features three young girls from different parts of the world where Trocaire is working with local communities. Over coming weeks we will share something of their stories. María is nine years old and lives with her family in Guatemala in Central America. A number of years ago a powerful outside interest group were granted permission to evict Maria’s entire village so that it could be developed as a bio-fuel plantation. The villagers resisted peacefully but were violently driven off their lands by riot police. Brutalised and filled with fear, local families...
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Confirmation Celebrations Continue in our Parish
Congratulations to the children from Scoil Barra Naofa who last Monday celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Church of the Sacred Hearts, Monkstown. This Tuesday, 19th March 2019, we look forward to welcoming Bishop John Buckley to...
Spring Clergy Offering Envelopes
Spring Offering Envelopes for the Priests of the Parish are being delivered to homes in our parish. We thank our volunteers who kindly deliver them to homes each year. The Clergy Offerings received each spring and autumn from parishioners form the...
Former pupil from local school capped for Ireland
The entire school community of Ringaskiddy LH NS was delighted to hear that Enya Breen was selected to play for Ireland Ladies Rugby Team against France last Saturday. Although Ireland lost Enya played superbly. Maith thú Enya!
Grow It Yourself
The next meeting of the Passage West, Glenbrook & Monkstown GIY group will take place on Thursday 21st March 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of Ireland Hall in Passage West. Entrance €5. Sandrine Bertin will give a short presentation on...
Lent Retreat Day
Dom Richard Purcell OCSO will facilitate a Lenten Retreat Day on Saturday 30th March 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. in the Sisters of Bon Secours Convent, College Road. Donation only. Booking essential. Contact 087 2209994 or email This email...
Shamrocks GAA News -17th March 2019
Academy continues every Friday in the National Maritime College, Ringaskiddy, 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Training for all other teams ongoing. New members welcome. www.shamrocksgaa.com
Garden Club Meet - 25th March
The Owenabue Garden and Flower Club will host their Annual Spring Show on Monday 25th March 2019 at 8.00 p.m.in the Church of Ireland School Hall, Carrigaline. Demonstrator is Ann Hestor, AOIFA. Enquiries to 086 3222615.
Daffodil Day Coffee Morning
The Annual ‘Daffodil Day’ Fundraiser Coffee Morning and Raffle will take place in the PACE Centre, Passage West on Friday 22nd March 2019 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Come along and join friends and neighbours for this worthy cause.
Tea Dance - March 2019
The Afternoon Tea Dance takes place on Sunday 24th March 2019 in the PACE Centre, Passage West from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of dance and chat.
Walk of Hope - May 11th
Registration for the Walk of Hope on Saturday 11th May 2019 at 4.00 a.m. from the Soccer Club, Passage West will take place in Passage West GAA Club on Friday 22nd March from 6 to 8 p.m. Adults €20, 6-17yr olds €5, under 5yrs free and family rate...
Every Thursday at 9.30 p.m. the Carrigaline Social Swimming Group meet at the Leisure Centre, Carrigaline Court Hotel. For further information contact 086 8221320.
Passage West Maritime Museum
The Museum will re-open for the season on Saturday 16th March. Opening times for next weekend are as follows: Saturday 16th March, 10.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. St Patrick's Day Sunday. 17th March 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Bank...
Ash Wednesday 6th March
This coming Wednesday, 6th March 2019, we will celebrate Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent. Blessed Ashes will be distributed at our Masses at 9.00 a.m. in Monkstown, 10.00 a.m. in Passage West and 7.00 p.m. in Shanbally. During Lent our...
Restoring Old Graveyard
A project is being considered to clear and restore the old graveyard in the Demesne, Monkstown which sadly has become completely over grown. If you have any historical information or old photographs of the graveyard please contact Norma at This...
Community Bingo continues in the Gill Room, Monkstown every Wednesday afternoon, 2.00 p.m.to 4.00 p.m. It is a great way to meet others in the community and enjoy a chat and cuppa. All are welcome.
Ennismore Retreat Centre Lenten Evenys
Lenten Reflections – 7 Wednesday of Lent – The Seven Last Words starting Wednesday 6th March 2019 from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. at Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte. Further details 021 4502520, email This email address is being protected from...
Walk of Hope
Positive Passage People are hosting a “Walk of Hope” in aid of Pieta House on Saturday 11th May 2019 at 4.00 a.m. from the Soccer Club to Hop Island and back again. Registration will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00...
Cork Simon's Coffee Morning
Organise a coffee morning during March in your workplace, school or home and help fight homelessness in Cork. Don’t like coffee? – no worries, organise an Afternoon Tea instead! Everything you need to help you organise your gathering is available...
Passage West U8/U10 Ladies Football
Training for the Under 8 and Under 10 Ladies Football will resume this Monday, 25th February 2019 on the Astro-Pitch in Passage West GAA Club from 4.45 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. This training continues at the same time every Monday. New girls are always...