Thought for the Week

“I feel in me a vocation of the Priest.  I have the vocation of the Apostle.  Martyrdom was the dream of my youth, and this dream has grown with me. Considering the mystical body of the Church, I desired to see myself in them all.”
– Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Colmcille’s, Rathcormac Mass Times:

  • Saturday 7pm Vigil Mass
  • Sunday 10.30am
  • Monday 7th – Friday 12th September 10a.m.

Our Dead

We Remember and Pray for those who died recently and those whose Anniversaries occur at this time

  • Paddy Gilmartin
  • Kathleen Hackett
  • Michelle Herraghty (nee Collins)

Message from Bishop Kevin re Face Coverings at Mass
Along with other Christian church leaders all over this island, I am now formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all Masses and other liturgical celebrations, along with the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing. Some people, for good reasons, are exempted from the wearing of face coverings, even in contexts where it is normally mandatory. Those same reasons apply when people come to Mass and should, of course, be respected.


  • OFFERINGS FOR SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST 2020: €1687.00 Thank you for your generosity.

Mass Attendance Arrangements for Sat 12th & Sun 13th Sept by Station Area

  • Saturday 12th September 7pm Group (C) Kielty, Cartronmore, Barnaribbon, Gortarowey and Drumcliff.
  • Sunday 13th September 10.30am Group (D) Kintogher and Coolbeg

National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock
Sunday 13 September at 3pm from Knock Basilica.  This year due to covid-19 restrictions, the grandparents pilgrimage will be streamed online. We invite grandparents and their families everywhere to join us online at Further details are available at

Laudato Si

The Season of Creation In keeping with the spirit of his letter Laudato Si, on the care of the earth, Pope Francis established  September 1st as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. Resources are available on:

Serving a Wounded World

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, in partnership with thecorresponding agency of the World Council of Churches, has published a reflection on how religious belief can contribute to solidarity in a world which is often wounded by division and how this can be especially relevant in the context of COVID-19.

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.