The month of November when we remember loved ones who have died is fast approaching.  The Novena of Masses for the Faithful Departed will be celebrated from the Feast of the Holy Souls on Friday 2nd November right through to Saturday 10th November. As part of our Novena each year we celebrate an Annual Mass of Remembrance for those who have died over the past twelve months.

The Mass of Remembrance for Passage West will be celebrated on Friday 2nd November at 7.30 p.m. in St Mary’s Church in Passage West.

The Mass of Remembrance for Monkstown, Shanbally and Ringaskiddy will be celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Hearts, Monkstown on Friday 9th November at 7.30 p.m.

If you have someone in your family who has died in the past year whom you would like remembered in these Masses please contact Cathy in the Parish Office or any of the priests and we will pass on your loved one’s name to those who are preparing our remembrance services. All are welcome to join us in praying for our loved ones.

Graves will be blessed in Saint James Cemetery, Chetwynd, Bandon Road, Cork on Sunday 4th November 2018 at 4.00 p.m.   All welcome.

There will be a recycled clothing collection in aid of Scoil Barra Naofa, Monkstown on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 9.00 a.m. Clothes can be dropped off to Scoil Barra Naofa Library on Tuesday 23rd October from 2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. and on Wednesday morning 24th October from 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Donations of unwanted (clean) clothing, belts, bags and household textiles will be accepted. Not accepted are any wet or dirty clothes, household bric-a-brac, pillows or duvets.  Please have all donations in tied bags. Your support is greatly appreciated.

At our next meeting on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 8.00 p.m. in the PACE Centre, Passage West  Anne Twomey will speak on ‘The lives of Mary and Annie McSwiney, Sisters of Terence McSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork  who died after a 73 day Hunger Strike in 1920’.  

All are welcome.


On this Tuesday 23rd October 2018 from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Ringaskiddy Lower Harbour National will have their  Open Evening providing families with a wonderful opportunity to see the school, meet staff and pupils and learn more about their activities and programmes.  All those interested are welcome to attend.

Training continues for the ladies football every Tuesday night at 6.00 p.m. on the pitch for all ages from 5 up to Juniors. New members are always welcome.

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A Coffee morning/Cake sale will take place on Thursday 25th October 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. in the PACE Centre, Passage West.  All funds raised go towards equipment and toys for the preschool.  All are welcome.

Outdoor Academy finishes on Friday 26th October 2018.  Indoor training begins on Friday 2nd November in the National Maritime College, Ringaskiddy at 6.30 p.m. for 5 to 8 year olds and 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for 9 to 12 year olds.  Bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Carrigaline on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018. Sponsored Walk on Monday 29th October 2018 at 12.00 noon from the pitch in Shanbally to the Oratory, Ringaskiddy.

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