Thought for the Week

  •  “Peace-making is a full-time vocation that includes each member of God’s people.” (Henri Nouwen)

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St. Colmcille’s, Rathcormac Mass Times:

  • Saturday 7pm Vigil Mass
    Sunday 10.30am
  • Monday 24th to Friday 28th August 10a.m.

Thought for the Week

The old and honourable idea of ‘vocation’ is simply that we each are called, by God, or by our gifts, or by our preference, to a kind of good work for which we are particularly fitted” – Wendell Berry

In our churches, parish teams and hundreds of volunteers work hard to ensure your safety and we thank them most sincerely for that. Because of their commitment and hard work, we are able to continue our liturgies safely – weekday and Sunday Masses, Baptisms, Weddings, Confirmations and Funerals. However, each one of us must continue to play our own part and take personal responsibility. We must continue practising good hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and physical distancing, We encourage you to wear a face covering and keep 2 metres apart from anyone who is not from your household.  If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please stay at home and follow Mass online. It is now part of our daily lives and will remain so for the foreseeable future.  .   Stay safe and keep each other safe.

Responsible Stewardship:
Offerings For Sunday 16th August 2020: 1790.00 – Thank You For Your Generosity.

Car Treasure Hunt

Car Treasure Hunt in aid of Oxfield Community Centre on Sunday 30th August. Start and finish at Oxfield with cars leaving from 4pm with last car 4.30. No need to book just turn up. Prizes for 1st & 2nd places. Great fun for all the family. €20 per car

Sacrament of Confirmation

Congratulations to the children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Patrick’s, Maugherow on Thursday and in St. Colmcille’s, Rathcormac on Friday. We thank their parents and teachers for all their help in preparing the children for their special day. Our parish is very proud of them all and looks forward to their involvement in the life of the parish.

Online Book Club:
Theology and Ecology in Dialogue with the Wisdom of Laudato Sí Would you like to know more about the Christian response to climate change? Join us for this 6 week book club with author and theologian Fr Dermot Lane. Beginning August 12th, 7.30pm. To register email . No previous knowledge required, and you can just listen if you want to. Why not give it a try?

Lough Derg’s lakeshore pilgrimage
A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s lakeshore. Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 26 & 30 August. At times in the 1600s and 1700s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 0 (0353) 71 9861518 or for details. Numbers are limited. Advance booking essential.

The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line 
Have you been impacted by a bereavement during COVID-19? Are you finding it more difficult to cope with a pre-Covid bereavement at this time? Would it help to talk to someone in confidence about your loss? The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line is a national freephone service 1800 80 70 77 which is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. The line aims to provide comfort and emotional support.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People 
ALONE national support line supports older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Contact Details:  

Parish Phone Numbers – 071 9142779               Mobile 087 2457011.                         



Thought for the Week

“The two ideas, justice and vocation, are inseparable…. It is by way of the principle and practice of vocation that sanctity and reverence enter into the human economy.  It was thus possible for traditional cultures to conceive that “to work is to pray.”― Wendell Berry

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Thought for the Week 

“Each of you has a personal vocation which He has given you for your own joy and sanctity. When a person is conquered by the fire of His gaze, no sacrifice seems too great to follow Him and give Him the best of ourselves. This is what the saints have always done, spreading the light of the Lord … and transforming the world into a welcoming home for everyone.” ― Pope Benedict XVI

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