News and Notices Page

ONLINE ALPHA COURSE
For more information click here alpha-2021
The Alpha course starts on Thursday 21st January at 8.15pm.
To register or if you have any questions, email alphakinsale@gmail.com or call Gearoid on 086 2564069

SVP KINSALE AREA
• SVP Kinsale would like to thank Macra na Feirme Kinsale for the very generous donation of timber blocks. They were very much appreciated, especially during this very cold winter.
• Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to SVP Kinsale during the Christmas period. In particular many thanks to all the anonymous donors who we are unable to acknowledge in person. Happy new year to you all.
The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale Area is 085 2186966

FRIARY OFFICE
The Friary office is closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you wish to book a Mass or if you need a Mass card, phone 021 4772138 or email info@carmeliteskinsale.ie

PRIORY INSTITUTE
Online Open Day, Saturday 23rd January 2021.

Priory Institute courses offer the opportunity to study theology from home in your own time and be part of a supportive student community.
For information or to register visit https://prioryinstitute.com/events/january-priory-institute-open-day

A WORD OF APPRECIATION
Sincere thanks to all who support the parish financially and those who give of their time voluntarily to the parish.

KINSALE HISTORY SOCIETY
The Annual Kinsale Record is now on sale at usual outlets.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND
Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station

RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic talk-radio station. Prayer, catechesis, uplifting music, talks, interviews and testimonies, all commercial free.
Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210; download our FREE APP – “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”; streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or get live radio feed by telephoning +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!

TRÓCAIRE CHRISTMAS APPEAL
This Christmas, Trócaire will deliver life-saving support to thousands of families across the developing world. As well as supporting people living through conflict and natural disasters, Trócaire has launched a special appeal to support families who have not been able to grow food or earn money due to Covid-19.
Please consider supporting this vital work this Christmas. You can purchase one of 17 special gifts for families, or else make a general donation to the Trócaire Christmas Appeal. Trócaire’s Christmas Gifts range allows you to buy goats, chickens, water and many more vital items. This year, there is a special Quarantine Care Kit Gift. By buying this gift you are providing vital daily care to families who have to isolate due to Covid-19.
Please visit www.trocaire.org to make a donation or buy a gift.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (KINSALE AREA) ANNUAL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
The lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland are affected by low income and the effects of debt, unemployment, educational disadvantage, poor health, relationship breakdown, bereavement, addiction, violence, loneliness, disabilities, overwhelming caring responsibilities and other challenges. SVP offer direct, personal assistance that is non-judgemental and based on the need of the individual or family.
The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale Area is 085 2186966
St. Vincent de Paul (Kinsale area) will be fund-raising locally over the next few weeks.
Donations can be given to the parish office.
Alternatively you can donate online www.svp.ie

PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE UPDATE
An online meeting of the Parish Finance Committee was held on Monday 9th November. It was agreed that, due to the current circumstances, the existing Parish Finance Committee will continue to serve until such time as Church attendance returns to normal. Sincere thanks to the Parish Finance Committee for their invaluable support during these uncertain times.

VIRTUAL MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE
Visit Medjugorje every Wednesday and Sunday night at 8pm to take part in Rosary at the Blue Cross (Wednesdays) and Torchlight Procession (Sundays) via Joe Walsh Tours Pilgrimages Facebook page in company of Philip Ryan and Sean O’Shaughnessy.
https://www.facebook.com/joewalshtourspilgrimages/

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

SACRED SPACE PRAYER BOOK 2021
The Sacred Space prayer and reflection book for 2021 is available at the back of the church after weekend Masses and can also be bought from the parish office at a cost of €10.

K.A.R.A.
Kinsale Active Retired Association

Hope all our members are well and we will meet again in the not too distant future, please God.
A decision has been taken that in the interest of public safety, the Temperance Hall will remain closed for the remainder of 2020.

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

A WORD OF THANKS
A huge thank you to all who have continued to send in parish offerings. Thanks to all who have helped out in so many different ways over the past few months. May the Lord reward you all for your help in the upkeep of His House and His work.

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. Call David 0861727747 or Ger 0876775126 for more information.

BIBLES AND SUNDAY MISSALS
Bibles and Sunday Missals are on sale in the parish office.
• Bibles cost €25
• Sunday Missals cost €15

‘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.

PRAYERS BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
This beautiful prayer book by Timothy Menezes includes prayers for every occasion. Available from the Parish Office. Cost €7.

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.

LEGION OF MARY MEETINGS
LEGION OF MARY MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
The Legion of Mary meet on Monday evenings at 7.15pm in the library in the Friary Centre. New members welcome.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND
Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, uplifting music, talks, interviews and testimonies – all commercial free. Listen via FREE App “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via phone – get live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). You are welcome to join our growing faith family!

POPE FRANCIS RELEASES NEW APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION: GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE – REJOICE AND BE GLAD
Pope Francis has released his new Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate – on the call to holiness – where he challenges the whole Church to promote anew the desire for holiness – in a practical way, for our own time. Click on the link to read Ten Key Points from this document.
Ten Key Points:

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY –
EXPLANATION AND REFLECTIONS ON THE ICON

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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.

PARISH WEBCAM
The parish website has been in operation for over two years now, and can be accessed easily online at
www.kinsaleparish.org
One important feature that has been added recently is the webcam – this allows anyone online to view from anywhere the weekend and daily Masses on their desktop computer, tablet or smart phone. This innovation will be a comfort to those who cannot attend Mass in person either through illness or work commitments.

CARRIGALINE CITIZENS INFORMATION
Located in Carrigaline Lyons Youth Centre, Church Road, Carrigaline. Opening hours 10am – 1.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Phone 0761076940. Free and confidential information.

FRIENDLY CALL CORK
A free phone call service for older people who are living alone and perhaps feeling lonely, isolated or vulnerable. The aim is to provide a listening service and offer direction to relevant support agencies and medical practitioners. Receiving a simple phone call a few times a week can make a huge difference to an individual who is living alone. If you or someone you know would like to find out more, please contact Brenda Barry on 021 430 1700 or 087 636 6407, email Brenda.Barry@partnershipcork.ie

AL-ANON MEETINGS
The Al-Anon group will meet every Monday evening @ 7.30 pm in the Carmelite Friary, Kinsale (this will include bank holidays.) Everyone is welcome and the only requirement is that ones life is affected by another persons drinking.

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