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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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Pádraig Fahey, Kinsale Parish Assembly writes…
COME AND JOIN US ON THE KINSALE PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE
The Kinsale Parish Facebook page was established by members of the Parish Assembly and launched in April 2017. The page has grown significantly in the past few years and the number of people using the page has tripled since the start of last year. Today the page has over 500 followers, which means that they will see updates from the page in their news feed immediately after it has been posted.

On the Parish Facebook page you will find all of the weekly Beacon newsletter updates, resources, prayers, thoughtful scripture passages and a wide range of notices from other parishes, dioceses, Pope Francis, charities, and local groups. It’s a great place to keep close to our wonderful Kinsale community, to stay connected to what’s that going on, and a great way of supporting your faith journey.

It’s amazing how the page is used by people throughout the world. The page has regular visitors from all parts of Ireland as well further afield in the UK, United States, Canada, Australia, India, Japan, and many countries throughout Europe.

If you are one of the billions of people who are active on Facebook, then you are welcome to come and visit, follow and contribute to our page at https://www.facebook.com/kinsaleparish/

KINSALE PARISH YOUTH CHRISTMAS CONCERT (in aid of SVP and Focus Ireland)

Donate here https://bit.ly/37mBMKc

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KINSALE 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.
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MASS LEAFLET
Download the Mass leaflet for next weekends Masses
Mass Leaflet page 1

Mass Leaflet page 2

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.