Fermoy Parish Newsletter
20th Sunday in ordinary Time
20th August 2017
Parish Website: www.fermoyparish.ie
Priest on Sick Call Duty: Fr Brian Boyle Tel: 087-2552276
The Offertory Collection this weekend is for: St Joseph’s Young priests Society
Last weekend’s Door Collection €1490
Offertory Collection for weekend 6th & 13th august €2690
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel: The following hours needs help covering in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Tuesday 12 noon to 1 pm
Wednesday 12 midnight to Thursday 1 am,
Friday 6am to 7 am.
Sunday 1 am to 2 am. Urgent
If you can cover any of these hours, please let one of the priests know.
Farewell presentation to Fr P.J: Sincerest thanks to all who attended last Sunday’s farewell presentation for Fr PJ. To the management & staff of Fermoy Pitch & Putt. To Bridie Dorgan, Joan Crowley& Joe Lillis for organising the event. To Catherine Morrison for the lovely farewell cake. To Ciaran O Connor, Deirdre Foley & all who contributed to the entertainment. Fr PJ was presented on behalf of you the parishioners with a laptop computer (valued at €900) and a cheque for €3400 being the balance of the church collection taken for the purpose. A sincere thanks to all on behalf of Fr PJ
Fermoy Parish Office: The office will be closed from Monday 21st Aug to Monday 28th Aug for annual holidays. Please contact the priest on duty if you require any help.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fermoy festival: We wish to advertise that the Fermoy Festival Committee are looking for volunteers to assist with running the Festival events. To that end we wish all volunteers to attend a meeting here in the Youth Centre next Monday Night 21st August at 6.30pm. Our call goes out to Clubs, Associations, Groups, and Residence Associations etc.
A Date for Your Diary: September 9th. Come away and rest awhile the day offers the mind, body and Spirit the SPACE to reconnect with the deep springs within. Takes place in the Fermoy Blue Nuns 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, or parish Office 025 30856
The Crystal Project: Community dementia project in north Cork, led by the HSE, are currently looking for volunteers in the area. We are on the lookout for kind, caring and dependable people to join our team of social volunteer visitors. If you are interested in volunteering Tel Christine O’Riordan 086-0255205
Fermoy Festival: Social Dancing with the Checkers Band Thursday 24th Aug in Fermoy Community Youth Centre @7.pm Tickets on sale for €10 in the Youth Centre on 025-32042.
Alpha: Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment, takes place in The Heron Café, 18 Pearse Sq on Wednesday 6th September at 8 pm. The course will run for 10 weeks and is free. Everyone welcome. For more information contact William Montgomery 086 3729144
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.