Fermoy Parish Newsletter

The Baptism of the Lord

12th January 2020

Parish Website:

Fermoy parish office Tel 025 30856

Opening times 9.30 am to 12 Midday

Priest on Sick Call Duty: Fr Brian Boyle Tel: 087-2552276

The Offertory Collection this weekend is for: Parish Reserve

Last weekend’s Door Collection €1450

Last Weekend’s Offertory Collection €1467

The Annual collection for flowers for The Altars for both St Patrick’s Church & Queen of Peace Church: Will take place on Sunday next the 19th January 2020.This collection is to supply flowers for both Churches throughout the year. Please support this great work that the Altar society do in having the church beautifully decorated at all times especially just like Christmas gone.                                                                                                                       

  The Blessed Sacrament Chapel: The following hours need help/backup with another person in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Monday 8am to 9 am,           Monday 10am to 11am                  Tuesday 9pm to 10pm,                         Wednesday 9pm to 10pm,                        

Wednesday 1pm to 2pm,                  Friday 8am to 9am,                Friday 12 Noon to 1pm,                     Friday 7pm to 8pm,                        Saturday 4 to 5pm,

 Sunday 1am to2am Back up with another person.                                        Sunday 11am to 12 Noon,          Sunday 3pm to 4pm URGENT,                                       

 If you can cover any of these hours, please let Trish in the parish office know  

Alice in Pantoland: Takes place in The palace Theatre Fermoy on the weekend Friday 17th January to Sunday 19th January and Thursday 23rd January to Sunday 26th January. To book tickets please tel   025 32042. Cost €18. Great fun & laughter, Brilliant Family show. All welcome

Fermoy Active Retirement: 1st Group meeting of 2020 takes place on Wednesday 15th January at 2.30 pm in Fermoy Youth Centre.  Guest speaker Orla Dolan of Cancer Breakthrough Research. All members welcome                       

Maranatha Ecumenical prayer Group: Meeting Wednesday 15th January in the Blue Nuns at 8pm. All Welcome                                        

St Vincent De Paul Fermoy: Members of SVP want to say A sincere “Thank You” to students, teachers & parents in schools, to organizations of every person who donate to collections during the year and to all the individuals who donate monetary gifts, gifts of food to the society and to all the business who allow us to put collection boxes in their premises. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.                                                            

   Medjugorje Pilgrimage: Ex Cork June 30th – July 7th 2020. €725.00 pps (Half board in Hotel Leone, 2 mins from Church). Spiritual Director Fr. Pat O’Donaghue. Group Leader: Sean O’Shaughnessy. €200.00 deposit secures place. Some places still available. Contact 0862959380 or Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800.                                                                                       

Why not solve a family mystery: Many forgotten relatives have a hankering to meet kin. Remember to ask parents now as they may not be always there. Solving a mystery contact Irish Family Search 087.3589734.          

The first reading is usually from the Old Testament: except during the Easter Season when it is from the Acts of the Apostles. The inclusion of the Old Testament reading at Mass helps us to learn the story of Israel. Our salvation is foretold in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament in the person of Jesus Christ. The reader ends with “The Word of the Lord” and we answer “Thanks be to God”. We are thankful to God for His goodness, His acts in history and for speaking to each of us through the Scriptures.                                                                                                           

    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

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