Fermoy Parish Newsletter
20th Sunday in ordinary Time
19th August 2018
Parish Website:
Fermoy parish office Tel 025 30856
Opening times 9.30 am to 12 Midday

Priest on Sick Call Duty: Tel: 087-2552276

Last weekend’s Door Collection € 1235
Last Weekend’s Offertory Collection €1390

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel: The following hours need help covering in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Wednesday/Thursday 12 midnight to 1 am
Thursday 11 am to 12 noon URGENTLY NEEDED
Thursday 8pm to 9pm
Saturday 12noon to 1 pm, Saturday 4pm to 5pm
Saturday 5 pm to 6 pm Sunday 5pm to 6pm
If you can cover any of these hours, please let Trish in the parish office know

WMOF/ Pope’s Mass: As soon as tickets for the final Mass arrive to the Parish office Trish will be in contact with people who have booked tickets. The bus will leave at 6am sharp from the Town park gates on Sunday 26th August.

World Meeting of Families, Diocese of Cloyne Opening Ceremony: We will join with every diocese in Ireland, when we host an Evening Prayer ceremony to mark the opening of the World Meeting of Families. On Tuesday 21st August At 7.30pm in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Presider – Most Rev. Bishop William Crean. Featuring the Cloyne Diocesan Choir. Refreshments served following the ceremony at the Park Road Centre, Cobh

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

The Annual Carraig an Aifrinn devotions at Knockananig, Fermoy will be held at 4. 00pm on Sunday 19th 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 Cuimhnígí ar ár muintir cróga a dfhulaing chomh mór sin ar son ár gcreideamh.

Cork Autism Conference 2018: Thinking Autism – Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Asperger’s syndrome. More info call 089 239 8900

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland need you! Can you spare a couple of hours and help out at your local Tesco for the NCBI National Tesco Bag Pack on Saturday 25th August 2018?Please get in touch with / 01 882 1970

Trio of Open Gardens Fermoy: Sunday 19th August, 12.30 to 4.30pm. Fundraiser in aid of Irish Red Cross Fermoy Branch. Shuttle bus and light refreshments available from Adair Hall Fermoy. Teddy Bear Hospital and Therapeutic Hand Care on the Day. Admission €10, Kids under 12 free.

The Large Pilgrim Statue of St Michael the Archangel: will visit the Church of Our Lady Conceived without Sin, Mitchelstown on Thursday 6th September 2018, Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm. Homily by Fr. Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA, Poland All Welcome.

Mass Times Sunday 26th August: Due to the Pope’s Mass there will be
No 8 am Mass in Fermoy Hospital
No 6.30 pm Mass in the Queen of Peace

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