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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.


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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.

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Three persons. One God.

Michael Moore OMI writes in Intercom Magazine …
Community of Love
The Trinity is a mystery that we are to experience with our hearts not with our heads. It is not a puzzle or a riddle that we are expected to answer or solve. When we use the word ‘mystery’ to talk about and describe the Trinity, we are talking about a reality that is so endlessly rich and profound that it will never be exhausted. The more we contemplate and pray about the reality and presence of the Trinity in our lives, the more of itself will be revealed to us. Through the Trinity, God creates and loves us, Jesus liberates and saves us and the Spirit encourages and strengthens us. The Trinity is a community of love and life that we are invited to be part of and share in.
When we look at the news on our television or read the newspaper any day, we are often presented with news of violence, segregation and building walls. There is the reality of individuals and indeed some countries speaking about defending their rights at the expense of dialogue and cooperation with other nations. People of different religions in the same country are often not only disagreeing with each other; they are actively fighting each other. Sadly, there is division where there could be unity, there is aggression where there could be understanding, and there is suspicion where there could be trust and mutual respect.
The Trinity offers us a model of sharing, belonging and community. It also challenges our individualism and our demand that our rights be met all the time. The Trinity asks us to be mindful of our responsibilities to those around us in our families, our neighbourhood and our parish community.
In the Christian tradition, when we begin our prayers, whether as individuals or a community, we do so by making the sign of the cross and calling on the power and presence of the Trinity. When we pray glory be…, we do the same. We deliberately and consciously ask the Trinity to be part of prayer and our daily life.

 

SCHEDULE OF MASS TIMES IN THE FAMILY OF PARISHES

KINSALE
Parish Church                                  Carmelite Friary

Saturday Vigil: 6.30pm                  Sunday: 8.30am and 11.00am
Sunday: 12 Noon

COURCEYS
Ballinspittle                                      Ballinadee

Saturday Vigil: 8.00pm                  Sunday: 10.00am

CLONTEAD
Riverstick                                          Belgooly

Saturday Vigil: 6.00pm                 Sunday: 9.00am

BALLINHASSIG
Ballyheada                                       Ballygarvan                      Goggins Hill

Saturday Vigil: 7.30pm                 Sunday: 10.30am             Sunday: 12 Noon

 

 

BISHOP PUBLISHES PASTORAL LETTER SETTING A NEW DIRECTION FOR PARISHES IN CORK AND ROSS DIOCESE

Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, has published a pastoral letter which outlines the context and vision for changes being made this summer.
The pastoral letter entitled Putting Out into Deep Waters introduces a new model for the relationship between parishes and a new emphasis on teams of priests, deacons and lay people ministering together in families of parishes.

BISHOP’S STATEMENT ON PRIESTS’ APPOINTMENTS AND THE INTRODUCTION OF FAMILIES OF PARISHES
Click here to read Bishop Fintan Gavin’s statement on priests’ appointments and the introduction of Families of Parishes.

SGN Special edition on Synodal Pathway June 2022[2]
This Special edition of Sharing the Good News on the Synodal Pathway includes a profile of Dr. Nicola Brady’s cover story interview from the June issue of Intercom magazine. It also includes a piece on the Day of Prayer on Sunday 5th June which was offered in thanksgiving for the Diocesan phase of the Universal Synod.
A Prayer for the Synodal Pathway
Lord of all hopefulness, as we embark on this journey together, may we listen and discern and be guided by the Holy Spirit, who constantly breathes new life into our world, our hearts, our families, homes and parishes.
May renewal and reform, fresh hope and healing come for all people of God in Ireland.
By virtue of our baptism may we each play our part in transforming the church through a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit which is your gift and promise, upon our land.
Grant us the encouragement we need to bring faith, hope and love in abundance to meet the challenges before us and to fulfil the Church’s mission of proclaiming to the world, God’s love and salvation in Jesus Christ.
A Mhuire Mháthair, mother of the Church, guard and guide us on our pilgrim way. Amen.
[source: Liturgical Calendar for Ireland 2022]

GLOBAL PRAYER FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE
On Friday 25th March which was also the Feast of the Annunciation, Catholics around the world were invited to join their prayers with those of Pope Francis as he consecrated both Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This Act of Consecration places the warring countries under the protection of Mary our Mother, trusting in the power of her intercession.  Such an act looks towards God, the source of all peace, and seeks God’s peace through Mary.
People are invited to pray the Prayer of Consecration with family or on one’s own. The text of the Prayer of Consecration is available here.

PRAYER FOR UKRAINE
God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
[Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop Stephen Cottrell]

SYNOD OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 2021 – 2023
An invitation to think, discuss and discern
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Pope Francis has invited the whole Church to reflect on some fundamental questions in preparation for the Synod of Bishops in Rome in October 2023 and so that every baptised member of the Church is more aware of his or her mission and calling.
Pope Francis often talks about a “Synodal Church” – by this he wants to draw attention to the fact that each of us, because of our baptism, has a role to play in the Church; we are all together on the same road. (This is what the word Synodality means – it comes from the Greek words syn meaning together and hodos meaning way.) Because we have received the gift of the Holy Spirit we are asked to reflect on these questions with the Spirit’s help, speak about them with the Spirit’s inspiration and listen to what others say, understanding that the Spirit may be speaking to us in what we hear from others.
The Fundamental Questions that Pope Francis wishes to consult the whole People of God about are:
A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.”

  • How is this “journeying together” happening today in your local Church?
  • What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow in our “journeying together”? (Par 26, Synod Preparatory Document)

There is an animated explanation of what the synod is at www.https://synod.ie/multimedia-resources/ scroll to the bottom to “synod on synodality-all you need to know through sketches”

 

HEARING LOOP SYSTEM AVAILABLE IN ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
Hearing loops are assistive listening systems that exist in many public venues all over the world to assist those with hearing loss. This inductive loop system provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by hearing devices with telecoils. The hearing loop system is available in the main body of St. John the Baptist church.

BIBLE STUDY
There are currently two groups in the parish who meet 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.

 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.

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

 

 

Parish Notices


CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION IN KINSALE
Our annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place next Sunday, 2nd June, after 12.00 Mass. We will have the privilege of accompanying the Lord on His journey through the main streets of Kinsale. The procession will be followed by continuous Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Kinsale parish church until Benediction at 7pm on Monday 3rd June. The procession will follow the same route as previous years:

Route of the Procession
 From the Church gate to Guardwell
 On to Main Street
 Left at Bank of Ireland
 Left into Short Quay for Benediction
 Exit Short Quay onto Barry’s Place
 Left on to Pearse Street
 Left on to Market Street
 Right at Museum towards Assumption Terrace
 Right on to Cork Street and back to the Church for Benediction

Order of the Procession
An Altar Server with Cross will lead the Procession at the junction of Friar’s Street and Cork Street.
The First Communicants will gather behind the Altar Server with Cross.
The remaining Altar Servers will gather behind the Communicants and in front of the Canopy.
The Canopy for the Blessed Sacrament will be outside the main gate.
The Choirs will gather behind the Blessed Sacrament, followed by the Congregation.

On leaving the church the congregation will be reminded to exit by the upper gates to form the procession.

Each year a number of premises on the route of the procession add to the occasion by hanging out banners and decorating shop fronts. I appeal to business owners to make a special effort to decorate their premises again this year.
A special rota for Eucharistic Adoration is in the back of the church for people to put their names down for the times they can be in the church. Many volunteers will be needed to fill the whole rota so I am making an appeal to parishioners to set aside some time to watch with the Lord.

TRÓCAIRE
Thank you to everyone who returned their Trócaire Boxes to the parish or their local schools. So far €3,389 has been raised. Please return your Trócaire Box to your local school or the parish office if you have not already done so as soon as possible.

NEW MINISTERS OF THE WORD AND MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST NEEDED FOR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sincere thanks to everyone who nominated people for Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist, and to those who have accepted the nominations.
Training for the new Ministers of the Word will took place on Monday 20th May at 7.00pm in the Friary Centre. Thank you to all who attended, and to Lorraine Buckley from the Cork and Ross Mission and Ministry office, who facilitated the training.
Training for the new Ministers of the Eucharist will take place on Monday 27th May at 7.00pm in the Friary Centre.

CHILDREN’S ROSARY
We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 2.30pm in the Parish Church. The children take turns praying and are guided in the prayers so don’t be concerned if your children don’t know the prayers.
Our next Children’s Rosary will be on Saturday 15th June at 2.30pm in the parish church, followed by a few treats. All welcome.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION IN KINSALE PARISH
Congratulations to the 90 children from four local primary schools who received their First Holy Communion in recent weeks.

PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Parish Finance Committee met on Tuesday 26th March. The following items were discussed:
• Parish financial report
• External and internal church maintenance
• Rota for collectors and counting
• Centre for social gatherings after Mass

PARISH CHOIR
St. John the Baptist Church Choir is welcoming new members. If you enjoy singing, you might like to join us! We practise on a Monday night from 7pm to 8pm and sing at 12 noon Mass on Sundays and on Feast days.
If you are interested, please contact Frank Buckley, 086 0893118.

PARISH FOLK GROUP
Would you like to join the Parish Folk Group? Everyone is welcome. Please contact Trina 0851403847 or Paul 086 3773512.

ALTAR SERVERS
We are fortunate to have a great group of Altar Servers in Kinsale parish. They serve approximately one Mass every third weekend on a rota basis. They are always supervised and all child protection guidelines are followed. If anyone wishes to become an Altar Server or would like more information, please contact Mary @ 0857459011 or the parish office 021 4773821.

BIBLE STUDY
Two Bible study groups meet in Kinsale each week. One group meets on Wednesday mornings, the other group meets on Sunday evenings. For the past two years the groups have been meeting online, but the Sunday evening group is returning to meeting in person. Contact David 0861727747 or Ger 0876775126 for details.

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE
One of the impacts of Covid was a rise in the amount of “screen time”, finding ourselves spending more time ‘looking down than looking up’. This is especially worrying for our children. Please check out these useful websites with resources for keeping our children safe online:
Office for internet Safety; Webwise; That’s not cool; Think you know; Net lingo; Translate it; Laya Healthcare Online Safety; Screen Time app; Connect Safely; Google Family Safety Centre; PEGI Rating System; Kid Rex (safe search); YouTube Policy & safety; ICIA’S Parents Guide to Mobile Phones Irish Mobile Phone Operators Code of Practice. (Courtesy of Dr Maureen Griffin)

PARISH ALTAR SOCIETY
We are very grateful to the Parish Altar Society who enhance the beauty of our church with wonderful flower arrangements.
If you would like to volunteer to help please contact Eileen O’Brien 0214773256.

BIBLES
Bibles are on sale in the parish office. Cost €25

BEACON NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ON PARISH WEBSITE
The Beacon newsletter is available on www.kinsaleparish.org (go to the ‘News and Notices Page’ tab at the top of the homepage). If you would like to receive a copy of the newsletter by email, please contact the parish office parishoffice@kinsale-parish.org

‘YOU CAT FOR KIDS’
Catholic Catechism handook for 8 – 13 year olds and their parents
This beautifully illustrated book is written in a language suitable for children.
The material is structured in question and answer format.
The book is available from the parish office at a cost of €15.

SAFEGUARDING
All Clerics and Religious are Mandated persons. The Children First Act 2015 places a legal obligation on them to report child protection concerns to Tusla – Child and Family Agency. These mandated persons must also assist Tusla, on request, in its assessment of child protection concerns about children who have been the subject of a mandated report.
The Diocese recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of vulnerable adults and is committed to safeguarding all our members. Therefore, the Diocese has introduced Guidelines for Clergy, Staff and Volunteers for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults which can be found at www.corkandross.org and click the safeguarding tab.
The Diocese continues to ensure and maintain compliance with the Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016. For more information on the policy please visit www.corkandross.org and click the safeguarding tab.

REMEMBERING OUR PARISHIONERS WHO HAVE DIED
The parish has started a special book of remembrance for parishioners who have died recently, so that they remain in a tangible way a part of our parish and its memories. If you would like a family member to be included please contact the parish office, with a photograph of your loved one and the date of death.

CCTV IN OPERATION
CCTV is in operation in the church and church grounds. Unacceptable behaviour is captured on camera and will be brought to the attention of the Gardai