ADVENT AT THE FRIARY
Waiting for the Lord. Preparing for Christmas with Saint Titus Brandsma.
Sun. 3rd Dec. Advent talk by Fr. Simon Nolan O.Carm takes place at 4.30pm in the Friary Meeting Room followed by a light supper and Solemn Vespers at 7.00pm. All welcome. For further details please contact email@example.com or 0214772138
Meeting on Tuesday 5th December at 2.00pm in the Temperance Hall. Ukaloolas will be entertaining us with songs and music.
KINSALE FRIARY CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING
Friday 1st December from 9.30am to 12.30pm in the Temperance Hall. Tea/coffee and scones. Book and cake sale, crafts and raffle. Plant sale, winter bedding, bulbs potted. Entry €5.00
Scoil Naomh Eltin
Sunday 3rd December from 2pm – 5pm in Scoil Naomh Eltin. Santa’s grotto, face painting and kids games, wheel of fortune/raffle, cake sale and café, pre-loved/Bric-a-brac sale. All welcome.
GAELSCOIL COFFEE MORNING
In aid of Cork Simon Community
Thursday 7th December from 9am to 1pm in the Temperance Hall. Tea/coffee, cake sale and raffle. Please support.
KINSALE GARDEN & FLOWER CLUB
Celebrating 40 years
Gala Demonstration on Thursday 7th December at 8pm in Actons Hotel. Malcolm Kitt and Eileen O’Brien AOIFA. Tickets €15 on the door.
ALTRUSA CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Friday 8th December
10.00am to 12.30pm
This is an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and support local charities at the same time.
There will be lots of Christmas decorations and gifts, Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings and a wide range of homemade cakes. There will also be a raffle with great prizes. Come and enjoy a good atmosphere with tea/coffee and scones.
Admission €5 (including refreshments). Children free.
The proceeds from this year’s Fayre will be divided between Kinsale Community Hospital and Kinsale Meals on Wheels.
O HOLY NIGHT CONCERT
Sun. 10th Dec. at 7.30pm in St. John the Baptist Church. Supporting St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale. Guests include Majella Cullagh and Eoin Leahy with chorus and orchestra. Director: Frank Buckley. Leader: Kevin Goggin. Tickets €20 from Boland Crafts (021 4772161) and Boathouse Gallery (021 4709981). Under 16’s, €5 at the door.
KINSALE YOUTH COMMUNITY CENTRE A.G.M.
The AGM of Kinsale Youth Community Centre will take place on Mon. 11th Dec. at 7.00pm at the Centre. All welcome.
Rosary on Fri. 8th Dec. at 3pm. Feast Day of The Immaculate Conception
DO YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE CANCER?
Join the Kinsale & District Lions Club and Cancer Connect at Kinsale Hotel & Spa on Thurs 7th Dec at 8pm. We would like to develop this free transport to Cork hospitals service for people living in Kinsale and district.
Kinsale & District Lions Club CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL
For children and teens in CUH, Mercy hospital, South Infirmary hospital and Edel House.
Please drop your gifts (toys, board games, dolls, teddys, books, cosmetics, toiletries) by Wednesday 13th December to Fitzgerald & Partners Accountants offices, 9 Pearse Street, Kinsale. Contact Linda 021 4774500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SVP (KINSALE AREA) ANNUAL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
- Contact number for St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale Area is 085 2186966
- Annual SVP Church Gate Collection will take place outside Masses on 9th and Sunday 10th December.
- The SVP ‘Giving Tree’ will be in the parish church during December. Tags will be hanging on the tree with suggested gifts written on them. Gifts can be handed in to the parish office.
Thank you for your support.
The local St Vincent de Paul Society helps families and individuals through difficult patches and supports children and 3rd level students so that parental or personal income is not a barrier to progress in education.
We would really welcome new volunteers for this rewarding work. If you are interested please call 085 2186966.
101 ARCHAELOGICAL SITES TO VISIT IN WEST CORK
The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins has officially launched a new guide map highlighting the rich and unique archaeological heritage of the West Cork countryside. The ‘101 Archaeological Sites to Visit in West Cork’ guide map features well-known monuments such as Drombeg Stone Circle, Timoleague Friary, and Charles Fort, as well as lesser-known sites like Ardgroom Stone Circle, Kinneagh Round Tower, and Cahervagliar Ringfort. It also includes monuments from more recent times, including Martello towers, signal towers, water-powered mills and mining remains. The map provides a brief description of each site, along with its grid coordinates, making it easy for visitors to find and experience the rich heritage of West Cork. The new guide complements the Council’s Historic Towns Map series now available for 11 towns in Cork County, including Bantry, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Schull, Dunmanway, Castletownbere, Kinsale and Bandon. The “101 Archaeological Sites to Visit in West Cork” guide map and the Historic Towns Series are available for download on the Council’s website at www.corkcoco.ie Copies are also available at local Tourist Offices.
DEACONS IN CORK & ROSS
The Diocese of Cork & Ross invites those who feel a call to be deacons to make contact with its Coordinator of the Permanent Diaconate, Fr. Bernard Cotter, Co-PP, Union Hall, by text or WhatsApp on 0879010627.
Full info on the role of deacons is given on our diocesan website (www.corkandross.org/vocation/the-permanent-diaconate).
Please pray that those called to this ministry may respond positively.
LEGION OF MARY MEETINGS
Legion of Mary meetings take place on Mondays at 6pm in St Brigid’s Room (beside the parish church). New members are very welcome. For information contact Mary 085 7459011
Try something different this year. Why not check out one of the Bible study groups in Kinsale? 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.
Open Monday – Saturday 10.30am to 4pm. 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 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 email@example.com. 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.
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!
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
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.
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
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