St. Colmcille’s, Rathcormac Mass Times:
- Saturday 7pm Vigil Mass
- 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.
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 email@example.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Parish Phone Numbers – 071 9142779 Mobile 087 2457011. Eemail@example.com