Newsletter Sunday 17th April

Newsletter Sunday 17th April

Fermoy Parish Newsletter

4th Sunday of Easter

17th April 2016

Parish Website:

Fermoy Parish Office Tel 025(30856)

Office Hours Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12 Noon

Priest on Sick Call Duty Fr Aquin Casey Tel 087 2552276

 The Offertory Collection this weekend is for: The Parish Reserve Fund

Last weekend’s Door Collection €1591

Last weekend’s Offertory Collection for Trócaire: €4267

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel:  The following hours needs help covering in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.                                                                                         

Wednesday 7am to 8am    &    Wednesday 1pm to 2pm        

If you can cover any of these hours, even for a short time please let one of the priests know                                                                              

Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Will take place Sunday 8th May 2016. Bus will depart Parse Sq. Fermoy 7am sharp & return 10pm. Names to be given to Mary 087 6374802 or Maura 086 1231368 or to any member of the legion of Mary. This is an ideal Pilgrimage for the year of Mercy. All Welcome

St Joseph’s School Fermoy Fundraiser: Golf Classic will take place on Friday 29th April in Fermoy Golf Club. 3 ball Champagne Scramble €150 per team including meal. To enter please contact Kieran McCarthy 087 2688605, Brian Shinnick 086 1708825, or Fr PJ O Driscoll 087 6490381

Also Ladies Lunch with Frances Brennan at Springfort Hall Hotel Mallow on Sunday 8th May at 1 pm. Tickets €30. Signed books available on the day. For more information contact 087 4485734.

Items of a Religious or Community Nature: Are welcome for this Parish Newsletter.  Notices should be given in by Wednesday Afternoon to The Parish Office (Tel 025-30856) or email

Cope Foundation Fundraising afternoon Tea Dance:  Will take place in Fermoy Palace Dancehall this Sunday Afternoon April 17th from 3-6pm. Music by Cathal & Teddy Barry. Light refreshments & raffle on the day. Please support.

Fermoy Active Retirement Group:  Meeting on Wed 20th April at 2.30 pm in Fermoy Youth Centre. Guest speaker, Ms Niamh Quirke Solicitor, covering all aspects of Wills & Power of Attorney. Thai Chi Classes with Frank Murphy are in progress at the moment- very positive feedback from our participants. Light exercise with Sally-Anne continuing. New members welcome anytime.

Gala Concert: featuring The Irish Garda Band, Cork Garda Male Voice Choir Director Marjorie Moran and The Willcollane Singers at St Patrick’s Church Fermoy on Thursday May 5th  8.00 p.m. Tickets €20 available from Hickey’s Fashions Patrick St and the Parish office .Proceeds for The Emer Casey Foundation which raises funds for Ovarian Cancer Research and Support.

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership: Are holding an Apprenticeship Information Evening at their offices in The Mill, Castletownroche on 27th April from 7.00pm until 9.00pm. Enquiries 022/46580. Also they will be running a basic introduction to the internet & Email, Computer course for the over’s 55. Courses are free & run for 4 weeks (2hrs per week) starting 20/04/2016 Enquires to Gary at 022 46580.

Registration for Mitchelstown Darkness into Light, Pieta’s flagship fundraiser: Takes place on Saturday April 23rd & 30th from 10am to 1pm at Hickeys Fermoy & at Tesco Mitchelstown from 11-3pm. Please feel free to register online at . Registration €15 for O.A.P., Students & Unemployed, €25 for all others, groups of 5 €20 each.                                Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on May 7th, starting at 4.15 am.

Special Collection in all Catholic parishes: Pope Francis has announced his intention to hold a special collection in all the Catholic parishes in Europe on Sunday 24th April 2016, to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine. His Holiness has been extremely concerned about the very difficult situation in Ukraine, where the elderly and children have been particularly affected. He asks that Catholics participate in this initiative with special generosity. I would be very grateful if you would support this Collection which will take place on the weekend of 23rd/24th April. Thanking you in advance for your generosity.




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