News and Notices Page

ROSARY FOR CHILDREN
Rosary for children in the parish church on Saturday 21st May at 3.15. Children and parents very welcome.

K.A.R.A.
Kinsale Active Retired Association
Meeting on Tuesday 24th May at 2pm in the Temperance Hall. Garda David Kelly will share ways to keep safe and guard against scams and fraud.

MARCH FOR LIFE
Shining a light on Ireland’s abortion law and calling for positive supports for mothers. Excellent speakers, family friendly event. Gather beside Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork at 5.45pm on Friday 20th May. # Stand up for life

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE
3 day pilgrimage from Cork on Saturday 11th June at 9.00am, returning on Tuesday 14th June. For booking and information contact Paddy 021 4502572

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Ballinspittle pilgrimage to Knock, 9th to 10th July. Contact 021 4778237

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
ALONE is a national organisation that strives to enable older people to age at home, safely and securely, for as long as they wish. We work with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, frail or ill, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties.
ALONE is encouraging older people who need advice to call ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm, seven days a week. Contact ALONE if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.
Alone are actively recruiting visitation support and befriending volunteers in Kinsale and surrounding areas. If you would like to volunteer with ALONE see the volunteer section of the Alone.ie website.

MASS TO CELEBRATE THE CANONISATION OF BLESSED TITUS BRANDSMA
Mass to celebrate the Canonisation of Blessed Titus Brandsma in the Friary Church, Kinsale on Sunday 15th May at 3pm. Bishop Fintan Gavin will be the chief celebrant.

SO THAT ALL MAY BE HEARD
It’s not every day that the Holy Father asks every Catholic in the world to have a say in the life of the Catholic Church!
During this month of May, the Diocese of Cork and Ross is opening up ways for people to have a say and to listen and have an input into next year’s Synod meeting in Rome which is called by Pope Francis.
The easiest way to find out more and to have your say is to go to synod.corkandross.org where an online confidential questionnaire is available to be filled in. (It’ll take about 15 minutes.)
It’s open until May 24th. All the responses will be collated and added to the feedback from meetings being held across the diocese with randomly selected groups during May.
A summary document will be forwarded from our diocese at the end of May.
So, it’s time to have your say at synod.corkandross.org

CONNECT
Faith gathering for young people (18-35 years)
On Sun. 22nd May, young people from all over the Diocese of Cork and Ross will join together with Bishop Fintan for a special event called CONNECT. It will take place in the Student Centre in UCC from 2.30pm. The event promises to be a wonderful gathering of prayer, music, food, testimonies and sharing. To register for this event visit www.corkandross.org

MAY ROSARIES AT THE FRIARY GROTTO
There will be Rosary at the Friary Grotto every evening at 8pm during the month of May.

BALLINSPITTLE GROTTO
Sunday Rosaries every Sunday from the start of May to the end of October from 3pm – 4pm.
May Rosaries every night for the month of May at 9pm.

KINSALE CAMPUS (formerly Kinsale College)
Kinsale Campus is finishing off the year in style with a number of really exciting and worthwhile events taking place.
Art Exhibition – ‘Ebb and Flow’ Opening Evening on Thursday 5th May at 6pm. The exhibition will run Tuesday to Friday from 6th May until the 18th of May.
Sustainability Conference Saturday 28th May from 9.30 to 5pm
More information about all of these events is available on our website www.kinsalecollege.ie
Enrolments are still open for all our courses beginning in September.  To apply for a course please go to our website www.kinsalecollege.ie

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE
Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who supported the recent 5K Wellbeing Walk organised by Kinsale Youth Support Services, Riverstick Ramblers and Macra na Feirme. €4,500 was raised for The Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

KINSALE MEALS ON WHEELS SEEK VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Can you give one or two hours of your time on a Monday and/or Wednesday every 5 weeks? If you would like to join our rota of drivers please email kinsalemow@gmail.com or phone 0871509996.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE SEASON 2022
Pilgrimage season re-opens Sunday 1st May.
• One day retreats during May, August and September.
• Three day pilgrimages during June, July and August.
Further info from the Lough Derg Office, Pettigo, Co. Donegal F94 PC60, phone: 0719861518, email info@loughderg.org or visit www.loughderg.org

PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI, SAN GIOVANNI AND POMPEII
Fully escorted group pilgrimage,
24th Sept to 1st Oct 2022
Spiritual Director: Fr. Damian Polly OP
Group Organiser: Elaine O’Donoghue
Cost €1,085pps (single room supplement €175) includes:
• Return direct flights Dublin to Rome/ Naples to Dublin
• Coach transfers with guide throughout
• 7 nights hotel accommodation
• Full religious programme
• Mass daily and spiritual activities
• All airport taxes and local city taxes
• Travel insurance up to 85 years
For further info contact Elaine 0877971108. Full itinerary available at www.marian.ie

TEMPERANCE HALL
The Temperance Hall is now open for bookings. Please contact temperancehallkinsale1601@gmail.com

LEGION OF MARY MEETINGS
Legion of Mary meetings have resumed on Mondays at 6pm in the Temperance Hall. New members are very welcome. For information contact Mary 085 7459011

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE EX CORK
Walk in the footsteps of Jesus This trip of a lifetime (fully guided) will take place from 18th -26th August 2022. Highlights include: A boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, visits to Nazareth, Cana, Jericho, The Dead Sea, Jerusalem, The Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Bethany etc. The trip includes: Return flights ex Cork, a comprehensive daily programme, entrance fees, Excellent 4* Hotels, dinner bed and breakfast throughout. For further information please contact GTI Travel 01 8085201 or Jim Keogh 021 4885371 Mobile 087 2678793.Please note that places are limitedand will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN APPEAL 2022
This year Trócaire’s Lenten appeal tells the story of Thandekile and her family in Zimbabwe. Widowed by Covid, she is doing all she can to give her children a future. But in the grip of climate change and poverty, she’s losing ground. Your Lenten donation of any size means more families like hers can eat, children can stay in school, lasting livelihoods can be built, and a better tomorrow can belong to us all.
You can donate to Trócaire:
• Online www.trocaire.org
• Over the phone 1800 408408
• By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

CORK AND ROSS DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES POSTPONED
The Diocese of Cork and Ross has announced that due to the ongoing uncertainty with the global pandemic the Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes will not take place in 2022.
Canon Jim O’Donovan, Pilgrimage Director, said, “I thank you for your continuous support to the Cork and Ross Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage over the years. We ask Our Lady and St. Bernadette to watch over us and protect us and our families.”

BIBLE STUDY
Try something different this year. Why not check out one of the Bible study groups in Kinsale that meet via Zoom? One group meets on Wednesday mornings, the other group meets on Sunday evenings. Contact Dave 0861727747 or Ger 0876775126 for details.
Alternatively you could try ‘The Bible in a year’ podcast which is available online.

Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS)
With increasing numbers accessing the service we have introduced a coordinator, family support worker and an administrator.
If you wish to speak to someone, please contact the team,
James O’ Mahony, Coordinator- 085-8552638
Ger Rice, Health Support Worker, 085-8725789
Natalie Kane, Family Support Worker, 087-2722629
Geraldine Machin, Administration, admin@kyss.ie

FRIARY OFFICE
Open Monday – Saturday 10.30am to 12pm. Phone 021 4772138.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (KINSALE AREA) 
The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale Area is 085 2186966

FREE TRAVEL PASS
Many passes now need renewing. Check the date on the front, and if it needs renewal, ring this number –
1890 837000 – not the one on the back of the card, which is out of date.

FITLINE
FitLine is Age & Opportunity’s volunteer telephone support line designed to help those over the age of 50 who want to feel a bit fitter and healthier, but perhaps don’t have the motivation, confidence or information on where or how to take that first step. The service is completely free.  To find out more, free phone I800 303 545 or email  fitline@ageandopportunity.ie. You can also visit our website at https://ageandopportunity.ie/active/fitline/.

THE FAMILY CARER SUPPORT PROJECT
(in partnership with HSE and with funding from ReThink Ireland)
The Family Carer Support Project’s aim is to enhance the wellbeing of Family Carers of older people in Cork & Kerry, by offering the opportunity to work with the Carer Wellbeing Manager, Lynne Dennehy.  Lynne will work with the Family Carer to find out what their needs are, and to develop an action plan to support the Family Carer to meet them.  No question or problem is too big or too small.
For more information on how the project works you can visit the projects website on https://www.familycarers.ie/fcsp.

IRISH VOLUNTEER AGENCY CREATES ONLINE GLOBAL NETWORK
Viatores Christi, a faith-based development organisation, have launched a new online discussion forum that is open to all. To learn more visit www.vcvolunteers.ie

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT LINE
The Irish Hospice Foundation manage a bereavement support line. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 10am – 1pm, by calling 1800 807077.

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

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!

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

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

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

‘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.

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.

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

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