The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Holy Day of Obligation .
Mass Times, St Patrick’s Church: 10am Monday 15th August & 7.30pm Monday 15th August.
There will be no Mass in the Queen of Peace
Fermoy Parish office:
The Office will be closed From Monday 8th August to Monday 22nd August for annual leave.
There will be no Newsletter the weekend of the 13th/14th august & 20th/21st August.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival:
Is for young adult Catholics aged 16-35 this year takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare, from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August. This is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new friends with others who want to grow in their Catholic faith. The weekend festival contains workshops and talks, music and testimonies. Please refer to the website www.youth2000.ie for further details about booking. Buses will be running from throughout the country. Meals and accommodation provided. Mass, Confession, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament available each day. See poster at back of the church
Fermoy Legion of Mary:
Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 25th September. Bus will leave Pearse Sq. at 7am & return at 10pm. Bookings through Mary 0876374802 or Maura 0861231368
Carraig an Aifrinn Churchgate Collection: The annual Carraig an Aifrinn Churchgate collection will take place at all Masses weekend 13th/14th august. The committee would appreciate your support as it is our only source of funding to insure and maintain this Penal Days Mass rock site and thus ensure that the Mass Rock is always accessible.
The Annual Carraig an Aifrinn Devotions: Sunday 21st August at 4. 00pm.The reason for this tradition, 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, 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 of August, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- Kevin O Flynn, Barry’s Boreen
- Denis Twomey Strawhall
- Stuart Mangan, Culleanagh
- Veronica Whealey, Wolf Tone pk
- David Ronan Beechfield
- Bridie Stritch Fermoy & Limerick
- Seamus & Carina Roche Devlin St
- Breda Stevens (Nee Barry), Marion Sq
- Patrick (Pat) Thornhill, Strawhall, Fermoy, Terenure,