This weekend is the final issue of The Harbour newsletter before the newsletter team take a well-deserved break for the summer months.  We are indebted to Mary and Cathy who put the newsletter together each week and keep us informed of everything that is happening in our community and help us to stay connected.  Thank you also to Anita, Alan and Maeve who ensure that the newsletter is available online on our parish website [www.harbourparishes.ie] each week.  Finally a special thank you to Fr Galvin for the insightful and thought-provoking faith reflections he frequently contributes.  Thanks also to all those who distribute the newsletters each week.  We look forward to our newsletter’s return on Sunday 1st September.                                                                                                     Fr Seán

A watch was found in the vicinity of Barnahely Cemetery in Ringaskiddy in recent days. If you know of anyone who may have lost it, please contact the Parish Office

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect Fr Fintan Gavin will be live-streamed on www.corkandross.org on Sunday 30th June 2019 at 3.00 p.m.  The parish has a small allocation of tickets for the ceremony.  Contact the Parish Office if you are interested in attending.

The Passage West St. Joseph's Young Priests Society’s Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday 22nd June 2019.  If interested contact Denis on 087 2290911, Margo 087 9475724 or Sr Rosarii 083 1576686 by Tuesday 11th June.

The Harbour Summer Activity Camp for boys and girls will take place from Ringaskiddy Community Centre, Ringaskiddy from 8th to 12th July for children from 1st to 3rd Class and from 15th to 19th July 2019 for children from 4th to 6th class.  This is a fun based camp with emphasis on outdoor adventure/exploring activities and games. Camp Co-ordinator is Liam Shanahan.  Contact Liam on 087 2930470 for further information.

‘Our Big Little Choir’ [The Monkstown Children’s Choir] would like to thank all those who supported their recent concert in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, which raised an incredible €2,880.00.  Congrats to all the children who worked so hard to present such a memorable concert.

The 94th Eucharistic Procession will take place on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 3.00 p.m. from the North Cathedral to Daunt’s Square where Benediction will take place.

Academy finishing on Friday 21st June 2019.  Club Ciarán will take place from Monday 1st to Friday 5th July 2019.  Registration forms available every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the clubhouse from

6.30 to 7.30 p.m.  Best of luck to all our players doing their State Examinations at the moment.

Our Annual Cemetery Masses which we celebrate each summer will take place at 5.00 p.m. on the following dates:

Barnahely Cemetery, Ringaskiddy          Sunday 23rd June 2019

St Mary’s Cemetery, Passage West           Sunday 28th July 2019

The Mass in St Mary’s Cemetery will be preceded by a Service of Prayers and Blessing at 4.00 p.m. in the Old Passage West Graveyard in Cill Mhuire.

The Mass in Barnahely has been brought forward from its usual date on the last Sunday in June because the Episcopal Ordination of Fr Fintan Gavin as Bishop of Cork & Ross will be celebrated on Sunday 30th June 2019 at 3.00 p.m. in the North Cathedral.  Please pass on these dates to all those who have loved ones buried in our cemeteries and assure them that they are most welcome to join us.            Fr Seán

 

We wish the very best of luck to all young people in our community who will begin their Leaving Cert and Junior Cert this week.  You will be very much in our thoughts and prayers throughout the coming weeks and we wish you well. As you prepare for your exams, we say to you: Believe in yourselves, trust in the work you have done, stay calm and give of your best.  No one can ask anything more of you.  Support one another and encourage your friends who may be anxious or nervous.  Remember that there is life after the Leaving Cert! Hopefully once the exams are done you can enjoy the summer holidays.                                The Parish Assembly

 

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