Welcome, and thank you for visiting Kinsale Parish. 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 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.
You can use the Donate button on this website to make a donation securely to the parish. We have upgraded the system so now you can make a donation without creating an account. Click on “Proceed as Guest”. Then you don’t need to create an account. This is great for once-off donations or offerings. Thanks.
CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM RESUMES IN THE DIOCESE
Bishop Fintan Gavin has advised parishes that arrangements can be made for the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism in parishes to take place from Thursday 5th August next, limited to immediate family members to include parents, siblings, sponsors and grandparents.
Every effort should be made to keep the number in attendance to less than ten people for individual baptisms. The guidance further states that celebrations ‘must follow all protective measures and social gatherings afterwards should be avoided’.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation
The celebration of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation in parishes ‘should not take place at this time’. It is hoped that further guidance will become available shortly.
The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1st September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in 2015, the year he also wrote Laudato Si, the encyclical on care for our common home, urging us to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
The Season of Creation starts on the 1st September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on the 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
This year, the world’s 2.3 billion Christians are uniting around the theme: “A home for all. Renewing the Oikos of God.” (oikos is Greek for home or household)
The Season of Creation theme focuses on the fact that the Earth belongs to God, and each beloved creature belongs to this common home (Psalm 24:1)
As the climate emergency and ecological crisis persist at dangerous levels, it is clear that more purposeful and unified prayers and actions are needed.
We know that habitats and ecosystems are being destroyed, which results in the extinction of animals and plants vital to us, at an alarming rate. Members of the human family are being forced to flee their homes due to climate induced insecurity and conflict.
Pope Francis, along with scientists and ecologists are encouraging us to create a just home for all creatures for life on our planet to thrive. This requires ecological, economic, and technological solutions that are rooted in a faithful vision of justice for the dignity of every creature.
The Parish Assembly invite you to join with us in prayer and action to celebrate the Season of Creation. Our celebration will be based on:
- Prayer; there will be daily prayer and liturgies, check out the parish Facebook page.
- Sustainability, look out for clean ups/plantings etc.
- Advocacy, how do we speak out for climate justice?
If you would like to be involved with this event please contact any member of the Parish Assembly or email email@example.com
BIBLE STUDY ONLINE
There are currently two groups in the parish who meet online to study the Bible every week. These groups are ecumenical and meet for about an hour. One group meets on Wednesday mornings and the other group meets on Sunday evenings. Newcomers are always welcome. Call David on 0861727747 or Ger on 0876775126 for more information.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP – RESOURCES FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO EXPLORE THE GOSPEL WITH CHILDREN
On the second weekend of each month, the Kinsale Parish Children’s Liturgy Group prepare resources for parents/guardians to explore the Gospel with younger children (pre First Communion). Please find attached the resources for this Sunday’s Gospel. 11th Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle B – 13Jun21
IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT LINE
Many people have experienced the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there to provide connection, comfort and support for anyone grieving in these exceptional times. It is a national freephone service 1800 807077, available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
Thank you to everyone who returned their donations to the parish for Trócaire’s Lent Campaign. €5,033 was donated to Trócaire on behalf of Kinsale parish.
SVP KINSALE AREA
The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale Area is 085 2186966
KINSALE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Applications for Pendant Alarm for the Elderly
Alarms are provided free. Only monitoring fee to be paid. Contact:
• Kinsale Neighbourhood Watch; or
• Your local Community Alert; or
• Kinsale Garda Station
COVID 19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for 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.
To volunteer your help, visit www.alone.ie