Welcome to Kinsale Parish! Fáilte!

DONATE BUTTON ON PARISH WEBSITE

The Covid-19 Pandemic has led to the repeated closure of our church for Sunday Mass for considerable periods of time. As a result, people have been unable to contribute to the upkeep of our parish through the weekly offertory collection. The weekly offertory collection helps pay most of our bills: light and heating for the church, insurance, supplies, general maintenance, the parish office, parish wages and day to day bills.

We are now piloting new ways through which people can contribute financially. There is a new ‘Donate’ button on the parish website

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When you click the donate button, you will be transferred to a secure page on Easy Payments Plus where you can choose to make a once-off donation today or set up a recurring monthly payment. You will be asked to fill in your contact details so that we can acknowledge your donation. (Your details and your donation will not be published or shared.)

Sincere thanks to all the parishioners who have continued to leave their weekly offerings in the box in the church, Parochial house or parish office. You may still donate this way if you prefer.

Fr. Robert writes…
SPRING STATIONS 2021 – DIFFERENT!!

‘Stations’ are the gathering of neighbours in a locality.

Here in Kinsale parish, in some areas the gathering is in a family home, in other areas the gathering is in a central location. The most important thing about stations is the gathering of people who are neighbours. The Lord said, ‘when two or three gather in my name, I will be present among them’ Mt 8:20. Something special happens when we gather in faith. The station is about welcoming the Lord to our area, making a space for God in our lives. We draw strength from the Lord, as the psalm says, ‘those who draw their strength from God are strong indeed.’

Unfortunately, because of Covid-19, we cannot gather in the usual way for the station. Instead, the Station Mass will be live-streamed from the parish church. I invite the people in each area to join in your Station Mass from your home on the parish radio or on the parish web-cam (www.kinsaleparish.org click on Live Church Streaming). The dates and times of the Station Masses are listed below. A Mass leaflet will be delivered to each home. We all need to have hope to keep going in the face of the many challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The hope that Jesus offers spreads from Him through others. We can see signs of hope when we live in solidarity with one another. Jesus gives courage.

I invite each family to join the Station Mass for your area. You might like to create a sacred space in your home to welcome the Lord and ask His help. Create your own Altar, use a white cloth, candle, crucifix, statue, flowers. This is an act of faith, that you are placing your trust in Him and welcoming Him to your homes and locality.

May Our Lady, Mother of Divine love, ask her Son to protect all the people of our community and give us fresh hope so as to persevere through these challenging times.

DATES OF SPRING STATIONS 2021

  • Thursday 11th March at 7.30pm for: Hollyhill, Killaney, The Doon, Ballywilliam, Tissasson, The Weirs.
  • Friday 12th March at 7.30pm for: Cork St, Barrack St, Catholic Walk, Friary Lane, Friary Ave, Friar’s St, Chairman’s Lane, The Rock, Stonewell, Barrack Green, O’Brien Tce, The Kennels, The Belfry, Rock St, Carmelite Tce, O’Neill’s Villas, Finian Kelly Tce, Friary Court, Abbey Fort, Kinsale Manor, Bandon Rd, Ardcarrig, Abbey Place, Abbey Lane, Mandeville Tce, Friar’s Gate, Butcher’s Row, Abbey View, Hillcrest, Woodlands, Kippagh, Abbeycourt, Ard na Mara, Harbour Hgts.
  • Thursday 18th March at 7.30pm for: Brownsmills, Camphill, Farm Lane, Waterlands, Knockduff, Snugmore, Garraha, Kilcaw.
  • Friday 19th March at 7.30pm for: Summercove, Ardbrack, Fort View, Haven Hill, Ringcurran Rise, Ringcurran Grove, Rathmore, Prehane, Sallyport, Clonlea, Lower and Middle Cove, Bawnavouta, Forthill.
  • Thursday 25th March at 7.30pm for: Farrangalway, Ballyvrin, Ballinamona, Melifontstown, Ballythomas, Ardcloyne, Dunderrow, Whitecastle, Knocksmall, Horsehill, Ballyregan, Puckane.
  • Friday 26th March at 7.30pm for: Ballinacubby, Commogue, Knocknacurra, River Meadows, Rose Abbey Park, Abbey Crescent, Presentation Pl, Rose Abbey, Radarc an tSaile, The Orchards, Eltin’s Wood, Springmount, Compass Quay, Hogan’s Row, Monastery Gardens, Pine Grove, St. Joseph’s Tce, St. Mary’s Tce, St. Patrick’s Tce, St. Multose Walk, Guardwell Homes, Guardwell, Blindgate, Mansfield Land, Church Lane, Church Square, Winter’s Hill, Compass Hill, Dromderrig, The Mall, St. John’s Hill, The Green, The Ramparts, Rampart Court, Rampart Lane, Rampart Manor, Rampart Mews, Higher & Lower O’Connell St, World’s End, The Wharf, Denis’ Quay, Viking Wharf, Ferryview, Gift House, St. John’s Tce, Lobster Cottages, Shearwater, Sean Hales Tce, Collins Tce, Eastern Rd, St. Eltin’s Crescent, Admirals Walk, The Glen, Main St., Market St., Market Sq, Marian Tce, Assumption Tce, Pearse St, Newman’s Mall, Sleaveen Hgts, Sleaveen Pk, Scilly, Featherbed Lane, Market Place Apts, Market Ln, Barrack Hill, Glanbeg, Trooper’s Close, Malt House Apts, Meadowlands, Short Quay, Pier Rd

 

IRISH CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERNECE SUBMISSION ON DYING WITH DIGNITY BILL 2020

Click here to read the submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice from the Council for Life and the Consultative Group on Bioethics, of the Irish Catholic Bishop’s Conference 26 January 2021

childrens-liturgy-2KINSALE PARISH CHILDRENS LITURGY
On the second Sunday of each month the Kinsale parish Children’s Liturgy group kindly prepares resources and ideas for parents and guardians to help explore the Gospel with children of the parish.
6th Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle B – 14Feb21

MASS LEAFLET
Download the Mass leaflet for next weekends Masses:

Mass Leaflet page 1    Mass Leaflet page 2

 

 

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP FINTAN GAVIN ON THE PUBLICATION OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION INTO MOTHER AND BABY HOMES
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CORK AND ROSS AUTUMN SAFEGUARDING NEWSLETTER
The month of October has always been the safeguarding month in the Diocese. Normally we would be holding a safeguarding conference, sending out the yearly safeguarding parish audits, visiting parishes, training etc. However given these difficult times with Covid, things have changed and almost all our connection to the parishes is by way of online forms of communication, which brings its own challenges.
It remains important for us to continue to reassure, implement and promote the Churches safeguarding message. So we hope you find this newsletter interesting and informative.
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A CORONAVIRUS PRAYER
Loving God, Your desire is for our wholeness and well-being. We hold in tenderness and prayer the collective suffering of our world at this time. We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened. We ache for ourselves and our neighbours, standing before an uncertain future. We pray: may love, not fear, go viral. Inspire our leaders to discern and choose wisely, aligned with the common good. Help us to practice social distancing and reveal to us new and creative ways to come together in spirit and in solidarity. Call us to profound trust in your faithful presence, You, the God who does not abandon.
[Sister Christine Koelhoffer, IHMVia JesuitSource.org]

DONATIONS TO KINSALE PARISH
Like many other organisations the income of the parish has been severely affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Sincere thanks to the parishioners who continue to send their weekly offerings.
If you would like to contribute to the parish by standing order, please contact the parish office by phone (021 4773821) or email (parishoffice@kinsale-parish.org)
You may also be interested in joining the parish scheme which allows the parish to claim tax relief on your donations tax-back-dl-handout-leaflet
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Your generosity to the parish is very much appreciated.

PRAYERS TO PRAY AT HOME DURING THIS PANDEMIC
Pope Francis has composed two prayers to Our Lady and asks us to to pray them with him, especially during the Month of May this year. He also asks people across the world to pray the Rosary. http://corkandross.org/pope-francis-let-us-pray-together-to-mary-in-may/

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HOME PRAYER SERVICE WHEN WE CANNOT ATTEND MASS
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How do you pray at home alone or with family when you can’t go to Mass? This is a short service of prayer which can be prayed at home. It’s formatted in A5 size so it can be printed as a leaflet for use by individuals or for distribution.

SPIRITUAL CONFESSION
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Recently Pope Francis spoke about what we can do when we cannot go to confession because of the current restrictions. He advised: ‘It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your Father, and tell him the truth. Say, “Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me,” and ask for pardon with all your heart.’ Make an act of contrition, the pope said, and promise God, ‘I will go to confession afterward, but forgive me now.’ And immediately you will return to a state of grace with God.’ (Pope Francis, 20 March 2020)

PRAYING FOR A PERSON WHEN WE CANNOT ATTEND THE FUNERAL
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How do you pray for someone who dies but you cannot attend the funeral? This is a short prayer service which can be prayed at home with one or more people present (with attention to social distancing requirements).
It is in A4 size and can be printed off on ordinary paper.

St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland
St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland

Welcome! Thank you for visiting Kinsale Parish’s website. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church and our community on this site or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbour.

WELCOME TO KINSALE – INFORMATION BOOKLET
This booklet has been prepared by Kinsale Parish Assembly to provide newcomers to our parish and our community with essential information about our area and its people. You are welcome to download it here as a free PDF file.
Click to download the information-booklet.