Fermoy Parish Newsletter
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
13th August 2017
Parish Website: www.fermoyparish.ie
Fermoy parish office Tel 025 30856
Opening times 9.30 am to 12 Midday
Priest on Sick Call Duty: Fr Aquin Casey Tel: 087-2552276 The
Offertory Collection this weekend is for: Parish Reserve Fund
Last weekend’s Door Collection €1241
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel: The following hours needs help covering in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Sunday Morning 1 am to 2 am Urgent
Thursday 5 pm to 6 pm
Friday 6am to 7 am
If you can cover any of these hours, please let one of the priests know. The
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Holy Day of Obligation Tuesday 15th August
Mass Times. St Patrick’s Church___ Monday 14th August 7.30pm
Tuesday 15th August 10.30 am, 12 Noon & 7.30pm
Queen of Peace Church: Tuesday 15th at 8.30 am
There will be no 6.30pm Mass in the Queen of Peace on Tuesday 15th August
Annual Padre Pio Cermonies: Will be celebrated in the church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross at 2.30 pm on Sunday 13th August. The mass will be concelebrated by the rev Fr Michael Fitzgerald with visiting and resident priests
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 email@example.com
A Date For Your Diary: September 9th. Come away and rest awhile (much needed after the busy summer) the day offers the mind, body and Spirit the SPACE to reconnect with the deep springs within. Takes place in the Fermoy Parish Centre, Monument Hill Fermoy from 10.30 am to 4 pm. Facilitator _ Sr Una Boland. Donation – €10 light lunch provided. Place limited apply early to Una 087 6263934, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or parish Office 025 30856 (930 am – 12 Noon)
Restoration of old kilcrumper graveyard: It is intended to hold a public meeting at Fermoy community youth centre on Thursday next august 17th at 8.30 p.m. with a view to restoration and maintenance of old kilcrumper graveyard. This graveyard needs some work, along with maintenance to bring it back to its former condition. If you are interested in helping, or wish to attend with any ideas,all most welcome. Enquiries to John Fenton at 085 8526064. Refreshments served.
Carraig an Aifrinn, Knockananig, Fermoy Annual Devotions:The annual Carraig an Aifrinn devotions at Knockananig, Fermoy will be held at 4. 00pm on Sunday 20th August.
The reason for this tradition, which goes back hundreds of years, is that towards the end of the 17th century harsh Penal Laws were enacted by the British Parliament against those who didn’t conform to the reformed religion. In Ireland those most affected were Catholics. The laity could not openly practice their religion; bishops, priests and religious were forced to go on the run and were sheltered by the people. Mass was celebrated in secret, secluded, isolated places. One such place was the Mass Rock at Knockananig, Fermoy; hence it is known as Carraig an Aifrinn.
To remember those, both clergy and laity, who risked their lives to attend Mass here many generations have gathered in this sacred place down through the years on the Sunday after the 15th August, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Cuimhnígí ar ár muintir cróga a dfhulaing chomh mór sin ar son ár gcreideamh.
Fr PJ O Driscoll Farwell: A Farwell Presentation will take place on Sunday 13th August at 5.30 pm in The Pitch & Putt Club to show our appreciation to Fr PJ’s great work over the past 10 years to the people of Fermoy parish and to wish him well in his new appointment. All welcome
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: The Offertory Collection next weekend 19th/20th August will be for St Joseph’s young priest’s society. Please support
Maranatha Ecumenical prayer Group: Meeting Wednesday 16th Aug in The Blue Nuns at 8pm. All Welcome