Good Friday at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

The principal liturgical celebration of Good Friday (19th April) in St Fin Barre’s Cathedrall Cork this year will be held at 12 noon which will include the singing of the Passion Gospel according to SaintJohn by Peter Stobart, Director of Music.

At 8.00pm the Cathedral Choir will perform the oratorio The Crucifixion by John Stainer, with soloists Owen Gilhooly (Tenor), Ben Jacob (Bass), Phoebe Chow (Organ) under the baton of Director of Music, Peter Stobart.

The ‘congregation’/‘audience’ join in singing the hymns during the performance. It is hoped that this will provide a more accessible means of observing Good Friday to a wider audience in the city.

This being a ‘liturgical performance’ there is no admission charge. Donations are welcome via a retiring collection on the night.

All welcome!

Posted in Announcements, Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Church Music, Good Friday, Holy Week

Stormy, Wet Weather in County Cork on Palm Sunday gave Donkeys a Rest this Year

Very stormy, windy, wet weather on the south coast meant that the usual outdoor Palm Sunday processions couldn’t go ahead this year as usual.  In Clonakilty and Carrigaline parishes the much-loved participation of donkeys didn’t happen this year.  In Carrigaline, the rector, the Reverend Elaine Murray, said:

A very wet Billy the Donkey, who had come to church specially for the Procession, was disappointed.

 

The Reverend Elaine Murray with Billy the Donkey.

 

In Clonakilty, the Kilgarriffe Union of Parishes Facebook page announced ‘Good News and Bad News’.  Announcing that the family friendly Palm Sunday Service was going ahead, the bad news was that ‘due to bad weather our donkey procession has been cancelled.’

Palms abounded all over the Diocese as usual to commemorate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem at the start of the week now called Holy Week.

Carrigaline Union of Parishes had a United Service in St Mary’s Church Carrigaline for Palm Sunday. Unfortunately as there was a Code Orange Weather Warning , no Palm Procession was possible and a very wet Billy the Donkey, who had come to church specially for the Procession, was disappointed.

Waiting outside, Billy the Donkey, before he was brought home to stay out of the storm.

The congregation held up their Palm Crosses indoors to be blessed and the Service continued as normal. There was a dramatised reading of Saint Matthew’s Passion Gospel by the Parish Drama group.

Reading of The Passion by the Parish Drama Group in Carrigaline.

The the congregation left under the Palm branches held aloft by the children of the parish,.

Branches held aloft to provide a canopy for people leaving the church.

Afterwards, in Carrigaline, parishioners joined in a ‘Famine’ Lunch in the Parish Hall organised by the Mothers’ Union.

Famine Lunch organised by the Mothers’ Union in Carrigaline.

No weather for Donkeys

Posted in Church Services, Churches in Cork, Diocese, Holy Week, Mothers' Union, Palm Sunday, Voluntary Work

New Assistant Director of Music for Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral

The Cathedral Select Vestry of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork is delighted to announce the appointment of Robbie Carroll as Assistant Director of Music. He will take up the post in September taking over from current Assistant Director Phoebe Chow who leaves in July to take up a post in England.  He will also be working on the Diocesan Church Music Scheme which works with primary and secondary schools and parishes across the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

Robbie Carroll is a native of Galway, and his earliest musical training began as organ scholar of Galway Cathedral with Ray O’Donnell. He then studied on the BMus degree at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, graduating in 2017 with a First-Class Honours in organ performance. His organ tutors while studying included the late Una Russell, Colm Carey, Siobhán Kilkelly and Simon Harden. During this time, he was also the organ scholar of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, working with Titular Organist Prof. Gerard Gillen, and Director of the ‘Palestrina Choir’ of boys and men, Blánaid Murphy. With the choir, Robbie has performed in venues both home and abroad, and has accompanied the choir on tours to the USA, Brussels and Rome. He has also accompanied the choir for a CD recording.

Upon completion of his Bachelor degree, Robbie pursued further studies in Germany. He is currently in his final semester of the ‘Organ-Solo’ Master, in the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne. He now studies with Prof. Winfried Bönig, organist of Cologne Cathedral. He is also the current Orgelstipendiat, or organ scholar, of the church of St. Peter und Paul, Ratingen, where he studies improvisation with Ansgar Wallenhorst.

Robbie has won multiple prizes in the ESB Feis Ceoil, and has also competed in the Northern Ireland International Organ competition. He was the first ever organist to compete in the ‘Freemasons Young Musician of the Year’, and was the 2016 winner of the Brennan Prize, for ‘the most promising musician in the competition’.

Robbie has given solo recitals in Ireland, the UK and Germany, and has also performed multiple times as concerto soloist. He has participated in masterclasses with Dr John Kitchen, Dame Gillian Weir, Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, Eric Lebrun, and Prof. Henry Fairs, among others. He also holds an Associate Diploma in piano performance, and is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.

Robbie Carroll

Posted in Announcements, Appointments, Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Church Music, Cork, Diocesan Church Music Scheme

Full House for 7th Annual Conference hosted by Saint Luke’s Charity, Cork

Northridge House Education and Research Centre, Cork, which is operated by Saint Luke’s Charity, Cork, hosted its 7th Annual Conference in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, County Cork  on Thursday April 11th.  The conference is now the leading conference in Munster for those working with older adults.

Northridge House Education and Research Centre, at St Luke’s Charity, Cork ,7th annual Conference – Enhancing Quality of life in Unrestricted Healthcare Environments – held at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork.
Photography by Gerard McCarthy

The conference theme this year was ‘Enhancing Quality of Life in Unrestricted Healthcare Environments’ which was chosen to reflect current legislation and upcoming HIQA (Health Information and Quality Authority) thematic inspections.

A full conference room with over 175 attendees was welcomed by the President of St Luke’s Charity, and Chairman of the Board of Directors,  Dr Paul Colton who encouraged the attendees to slow down and enjoy the broad canvas being presented on the day.

Bishop Paul Colton, Chairman of the Board of Directors, gives the opening address at the conference with, Dr Catherine Buckley, and Mr Peter Groarke, Ronan, Daly, Jermyn, Solicitors.
Photography by Gerard McCarthy

Prof. Amanda Phelan (UCD) gave the key note address on Restrictive Practice and understanding how we promote rights.  Mr. Peter Groarke (RDJ Solicitors) and Prof. Shaun O’ Keeffe (NUI, Galway) spoke about the implications of the forthcoming Capacity Legislation from differing perspectives. Dr. Suzanne Timmons (Mercy Hospital, Cork ), Ms. Deirdre Lang (National Lead Older Persons Service, HSE) and Ms. Fiona Ryan (Physiotherapist at St Luke’s Home gave unique insights into the areas of psychotrophic medication use, frailty and the physiotherapist’s approach to restraint reduction.

Members of staff from St Luke’s Home, Cork at the Conference.
Photography by Gerard McCarthy

Mrs. Nora Owen, former Minister for Justice, shared eloquently her journey of care with her husband Brian following his diagnosis with Dementia. Professor Tony O’Brien (Marymount University Hospice) spoke with great insight on the journey and values of End of Life Care.

Mrs Nora Owen at the Northridge House Education and Research Centre, St Luke’s Charity, 7th annual Conference, – Enhancing Quality of life in Unrestricted Healthcare Environments – held at The Radisson Blu Hotel.
Photography by Gerard McCarthy

The following day two Master Classes took place at Northridge House with Prof Phelan explored further how a person’s rights may be enhanced and Dr Maeve Hurley (Ag Éisteacht) shared on the gift of listening. Ag Éisteacht, a charity focusing on the importance of interpersonal relationships, is based at Northridge House Education and Research Centre in Cork.

The conference was a wonderful success with very positives reflections shared on social media throughout the day with a breadth of speakers and topics being celebrated.

At the 7th annual Conference hosted by St Luke’s Charity, Cork were (l-r) Tony O’Brien CEO (St Luke’s Charity), Ms. Deirdre Lang (National Lead Older Persons Service HSE) , Prof Amanda Phelan (UCD), Dr. Suzanne Timmons (Mercy Hospital, Cork ), Prof. Shaun O’ Keeffe (NUI, Galway), Dr Paul Colton (President St. Luke’s Charity and Chairman of the Board of Directors), Dr Catherine Buckley (Northridge House) ,Nora Owen (former Minister for Justice), the Rev. Bruce Pierce (Director of Education, Saint Luke’s Charity, Cork), and Mr Peter Groarke (Ronan, Daly, Jermyn, Solicitors)
Photography by Gerard McCarthy

 

 

Posted in Care of the Older Person, Charities in the Diocese, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Cork, Dementia Care, Diocese, Education, Northridge House Education and Research Centre, Saint Luke's Charity, Training Event

Holy Week and Easter in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Holy Week, known to early Christians as ‘The Great Week’,  begins tomorrow, Sunday 14th April which is Palm Sunday.  Monday in Holy Week (15th), Tuesday in Holy Week (16th) and Wednesday in Holy Week (17th) are followed on Thursday 18th which is Maundy Thursday.  Friday 19th is Good Friday and Saturday 20th is Easter Eve.  Easter Day is Sunday 21st April and marks the beginning of Easter Week.

Listed below, by parish, are the Services which will take place in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross this Holy Week and Easter.

Cork City – St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

Palm Sunday

8.00am                        The Eucharist (said in the Dean’s Chapel)

11.15am                        Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Choral Eucharist

3.30pm                        Choral Evensong

Monday 15th April

10.00am                       Morning Prayer

12.00pm                       The Eucharist and Meditation

5.15pm                          Evening Prayer

Tuesday 16th April

10.00am                       Morning Prayer

12.00pm                       The Eucharist and Meditation

5.15pm                         Evening Prayer

Wednesday 17th April

10.00am                       Morning Prayer

12.00pm                       The Eucharist and Meditation

5.15pm                          Evening Prayer

Maundy Thursday

10.00am                      Morning Prayer

12.00pm                      Midday Prayers

5.15pm                         Evening Prayer

8.00pm                       Choral Eucharist, Address, Stripping of the Altars & the Watch .                                                  (Preacher – The Dean)

Good Friday

10.00am                       Morning Prayer and Litany (said)

12.00pm                       Sung Passion Gospel, Solemn Proclamation of the Cross and                                                       Address (Preacher – The Dean’s Vicar)

5.15pm                         Evening Prayer

8.00pm                       Liturgical Performance of The Crucifixion by John Stainer

Sung by the Cathedral Choir & Soloists

Easter Eve

10.00am                       Morning Prayer

12.00pm                       Eucharist of the Pre-Sanctified

8.00pm                         The Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter  (Preacher – The Dean)

Easter Day

8.00am                         The Eucharist (said)

11.15am                         Festival Choral Eucharist (Celebrant and Preacher – The Bishop)

3.30pm                         Festival Choral Evensong

Abbeystrewry Union (Skibbereen area)

Palm Sunday

8.30am      Eucharist in Abbeystrewry Church

10.15am    Service of the Word in St Mary’s, Caheragh

11.30am    Service of the Word in Abbeystrewry Church

Maundy Thursday

10.00am   Morning Prayer in Abbeystrewry Church

8.00pm     Eucharist in St Mary’s, Caheragh

Good Friday

10.00am   Morning Prayer in Abbeystrewry Church

12.00pm   Proclamation of the Cross in Abbeystrewry Church

Easter Eve

8.00pm     Easter Vigil (First Eucharist of Easter) in St Matthew’s, Baltimore

Easter Day

9.00am     Eucharist in St Barrahane’s, Castletownshend

10.15am   Eucharist in St Mary’s, Caheragh

11.30am   Eucharist in Abbeystrewry Church (followed by Easter Egg Hunt)

Ballydehob Union

Palm Sunday

10.00am   Morning Prayer in St Matthew’s, Aughadown

11.30am   Holy Communion in St Matthias, Ballydehob

Easter Day

10.00am    Holy Communion in St Matthew’s, Aughadown

11.30am    Holy Communion in St Matthias, Ballydehob

Bandon Union

Palm Sunday

8.00am        Eucharist  in St Peter’s Church, Bandon.

9.00am        Morning Prayer in Ballinadee.

10.00am      Eucharist in Holy Trinity Church, Rathclaren

10.30am      Morning Prayer in Brinny.

11.30am      All Age Service/Family Service in St Peter’s Church, Bandon

11.45am      Morning Prayer, in Christ Church, Innishannon.

Tuesday 16th April

9.00am        Morning Prayer in St Peter’s, Bandon

Wednesday 17th April

11.00am       Eucharist in St Peter’s, Bandon

Maundy Thursday

10.00am       Eucharist in Holy Trinity Church, Rathclaren

8.00pm         Eucharist in St Peter’s, Bandon

Good Friday

12.00pm     Stations of the Cross in Christ Church, Innishannon

12.00pm     Stations of the Cross in St Peter’s, Bandon

8.00pm       Prayers for Good Friday in St Peter’s Church, Bandon

Easter Day

8.00am         Eucharist in St Peter’s, Bandon

9.00am         Eucharist in Ballinadee

10.00am       Eucharist in Holy Trinity, Rathclaren

10.30am       Eucharist in Brinny

11.30am       Eucharist in St Peter’s, Bandon

11.45am       Eucharist in Christ Church, Innishannon

Carrigaline Union

Palm Sunday

9.30am          Palm and Passion Liturgy in St John’s, Monkstown

11.00am        Palm Procession and Liturgy  in St Mary’s, Carrigaline followed by the                                      Mothers’ Union Famine Lunch in the Parish Hall

7.00pm         Choral Evensong in St John’s, Monkstown

Monday 15th April

10.30am        Holy Communion in St Mary’s, Carrigaline

7.30pm          Joining with Douglas Congregation to hear Canon Alan Marley speak in St                              Luke’s, Douglas

Tuesday 16th April

10.30am        Holy Communion in St Mary’s, Carrigaline

7.30pm          Joining with Douglas Congregation to hear Canon Alan Marley speak in St                              Luke’s, Douglas

Wednesday 17th April

10.30am        Holy Communion in St Mary’s, Carrigaline

7.30pm          Joining with Douglas Congregation to hear Canon Alan Marley speak in St                               Luke’s, Douglas

Maundy Thursday

7.00pm           Seder Meal in  the Parish Hall followed by Holy Communion

Good Friday

10.30am          Morning Prayer with Litany in St John’s, Monkstown

7.30pm           Evening Prayer with Litany in St Mary’s, Carrigaline

Easter Eve

9.00pm            Easter Vigil Service in St Mary’s, Carrigaline

Easter Day

6.00am            Dawn Ecumenical Service, meet at St John’s, Monkstown

9.30am            Easter Eucharist with Holy Baptism in St John’s, Monkstown

11.00am          Easter Eucharist in St Mary’s, Carrigaline

Carrigrohane Union (Ballincollig and Blarney areas)

Palm Sunday

9.30am            Morning Prayer in St Peter’s, Carrigrohane

11.00am          Sunday AM  in the Parish Centre, Carrigrohane

11.00am          Holy Communion in St Senan’s, Inniscarra

3.30pm           Lighthouse in The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

6.30 – 8.00pm  Healing our Wounded History. The Parish Centre, Carrigrohane

Monday 15th April

8.00pm            HOLY WEEK with the Rev Russ Parker and the Rev John Hughes in St                                     Senan’s, Inniscarra

Tuesday 16th April

8.00pm            HOLY WEEK with the Rev Russ Parker and the Rev John Hughes in St                                     Senan’s, Inniscarra

Wednesday 17th April

8.00pm            HOLY WEEK with the Rev Russ Parker and the Rev John Hughes in St                                     Senan’s,   Inniscarra

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm            HOLY WEEK with the Rev Russ Parker and the Rev John Hughes in St                                     Senan’s, Inniscarra

Good Friday

8.00pm            HOLY WEEK with the Rev Russ Parker and the Rev John Hughes in St                                     Senan’s, Inniscarra

Easter Day

9.30am             Holy Communion, St Peter’s, Carrigrohane

11.00am           Sunday AM in the Parish Centre

11.00am           Holy Communion, St Senan’s, Inniscarra

11.00am           Holy Communion, The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney

Cloyne Union (Midleton area)

Palm Sunday

9.15am             Holy Communion in East Ferry

10.30am          Liturgy of the Palms in St John the Baptist’s, Midleton

8.00pm            Service of Tenebrae in Cloyne Cathedral

Wednesday 17th April

7.30pm            Evening Prayer in Corkbeg

Maundy Thursday

7.30pm            Holy Communion in East Ferry

Good Friday

7.30pm            Evening Prayer in Cloyne Cathedral

Easter Eve

9.00pm            Easter Vigil Service in St John the Baptist’s, Midleton

Easter Day

8.00am             Holy Communion in East Ferry

9.15am             Holy Communion in Corkbeg

10.30am           Holy Communion in St John the Baptist’s, Midleton

12.00pm           Holy Communion in Cloyne Cathedral

Cobh & Glanmire Union

Palm Sunday

10.00am          Eucharist in Christ Church, Rushbrook

11.30am            Mattins in St Lappan’s, Little Island

Monday 15th April

10.30am           Eucharist in St Lappan’s, Little Island

Tuesday 16th April

10.30am          Eucharist in St Lappan’s, Little Island

Wednesday 17th April

10.30am          Eucharist in St Lappan’s, Little Island

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm            Eucharist in Christ Church, Rushbrook

Good Friday

12.00pm           At the foot of the cross: An all age liturgy for Good Friday, St Lappan’s,                                     Little Island

3.00pm             The Liturgy for Good Friday: Ante Communion & Litany in Christ Church,                              Rushbrooke

5.00pm            The Stations of the Cross in St Mary & All Saints’, Glanmire

Easter Day

10.00am            Eucharist in Christ Church, Riushbrooke

11.30am            Eucharist in St Mary & All Saints’, Glanmire

Cork – St Anne’s Shandon

Wednesday 17th April

7.30pm                         A Service for Holy Week

Maundy Thursday

7.30pm                         Holy Communion

Good Friday

2.00pm                         A Reading of the Passion

Easter Day

10.15am                       Holy Communion

Douglas Union with Frankfield

Palm Sunday

11.10am            Meet in the Canon Packham Hall and process to St Luke’s, Douglas.

3.00pm             Ecumenical Walk starts at the Community Park in Douglas

Monday 17th April

7.30pm              Evening Service with Canon Alan Marley in St Luke’s, Douglas

Tuesday 16th April

7.30pm              Evening Service with Canon Alan Marley in St Luke’s, Douglas

Wednesday 17th April

11.00am            Holy Communion in St Luke’s, Douglas

7.30pm              Evening Service with Canon Alan Marley in St Luke’s, Douglas

Maundy Thursday

7.30pm              Evening Service with Canon Alan Marley in St Luke’s, Douglas

Good Friday

12.00pm            ‘By the Cross’ in St Michael’s, Blackrock

2.00pm              ‘By the Cross’ in Holy Trinity, Frankfield

7.30pm              Evening Service with Canon Alan Marley in St Luke’s, Douglas

Easter Day

8.30am                Holy Communion in St Michael’s, Blackrock

9.45am                Holy Communion in St Mary’s, Passage West

10.00am             Holy Communion in Holy Trinity, Frankfield

11.15am               Holy Communion in St Luke’s, Douglas

11.30am             Holy Communion in St Michael’s, Blackrock

Fanlobbus Union (Dunmanway area)

Good Friday

8.30pm                St Mary’s, Dunmanway.

Easter Eve

4.00pm                Messy Church in Cox’s Hall

8.30pm               Easter Vigil in St Edmund’s, Coolkelure

Easter Day

9.45am                 Holy Communion in Christ Church, Drinagh

11.00am               Holy Communion in St Mary’s, Dunmanway

12.15pm               Holy Communion in St Matthew’s, Drimoleague

Fermoy Union

Monday 17th April

8.00pm              Christ Church, Fermoy

Tuesday 16th April

8.00pm              St Mary’s Church, Glenville

Wednesday 17th April

8.00pm              Christ Church, Ballyhooly

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm              Eucharist with stripping of the Altar in Christ Church, Fermoy

 Good Friday

8.00pm              Good Friday Liturgy and Passion in St Luke’s, Knockmourne

Easter Day

9.45am               Easter day Eucharist in Christ Church, Fermoy

9.45am               Easter day Eucharist in Christ Church, Ballyhooly

11.15am              Easter day Eucharist in St Luke’s, Knockmourne

11.15am              Easter day Eucharist in St Mary’s, Glenville

Kilgariffe Union (Clonakilty area)

Palm Sunday

9.00am                 Morning Prayer in Timoleague

10.00am               Morning Prayer in Kilmalooda

11.15am                Donkey procession from the Parochial Hall to Kilgariffe Church

11.30pm               Special Palm Sunday Service in Kilgariffe Church

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm                 Church of the Ascension, Timoleague

Good Friday

8.30pm                 An act of remembrance – Around the Cross of Jesus in Kilgarriffe Church

Easter Eve

11.00am                Morning Prayer in the Church of the Immaculate Conception

8.30pm                 Easter Vigil at Kilmalooda

Easter Day

10.00am              Family Holy Communion in Timoleague

11.30am               Family Holy Communion in Kilgarriffe

8.30pm               Come & Worship : Informal Easter praise service in Kilgarriffe Church

Kilmocomogue Union (Bantry and Durrus)

Palm Sunday

8.15am                   Holy Communion in St Brendan’s, Bantry

10.00am                 Holy Communion in St Brendan’s, Bantry

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm                    Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper in St James, Durrus

Good Friday  

12noon – 1.00pm    The Holy Hour in St James, Durrus

Easter Eve

8.00pm                     Easter Vigil

Easter Day

8.15am                     Holy Communion in St Brendan’s, Bantry

10.00am                  Holy Communion in St Brendan’s, Bantry

11.45am                    Holy Communion in St James, Durrus

Kilmoe Union (Schull area)

Maundy Thursday

11.00am                   Holy Communion in Altar

Good Friday

7.00pm                     Evening Prayer in Schull

Easter Day

10.00am                   Holy Communion in Schull

11.30am                    Holy Communion in Altar

Kinneigh Union (Ballineen and Enniskeane)

Palm Sunday

10.00am                  Eucharist and Liturgy of the Palms in Kilmeen

11.30am                   Eucharist and Liturgy of the Palms in Kinneigh

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm                     United Eucharist in Farranthomas

Good Friday

8.00pm                     Proclamation of the Cross in Kinneigh

Easter Eve

8.00pm                     Easter Eucharist in Kilmeen

Easter Day

10.00am                   Easter Eucharist in Farranthomas

11.30am                    Easter Eucharist in Kinneigh

Kinsale Union 

Palm Sunday

8.30am                      Holy Communion in Kinsale

10.00am                    Morning Prayer in Templetrine

11.30am                     Holy Communion in Kinsale

Monday 15th April

7.00pm                      Evening Prayer in Templetrine

Tuesday 16th April

7.00pm                      Evening Prayer in Ballymartle

Wednesday 17th April

12.00pm                    Holy Communion in Kinsale

Maundy Thursday

7.00pm                      Holy Communion in Kinsale

Good Friday

3.00pm                      Reflection on the Cross in Kinsale

Easter Day

8.30am                      Holy Communion in Kinsale

10.00am                    Holy Communion in Templetrine

10.00am                    Holy Communion in Ballymartle

11.30am                     Easter Parish Eucharist in Kinsale

Mallow Union

Wednesday 17th April

11.00am                    Holy Week Service in Mallow

8.00pm                     Holy Week Service in Doneraile

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm                     Castletownroche

Good Friday

12.00pm                    Children/Youth Good Friday Service in Mallow followed by Easter  Egg Hunt and tea

8.00pm                      Good Friday Service in Mallow

Easter Eve

9.00pm                      Easter Vigil in Castletownroche

Easter Day

10.00am                    Easter Day Eucharist in Doneraile

11.45am                     Easter Day Eucharist in Mallow

Moviddy Union (Aherla, Templemartin and Kilmurry)

Palm Sunday

11.00am                       United Service in St Mark’s, Kilbonane. Procession of Palms from the                                         Rectory followed by the Liturgy of the Passion

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm                         Holy Communion in St Martin’s, Templemartin

Good Friday

8.00pm                          Liturgy of Good Friday in St Mark’s, Kilbonane

Easter Eve

8.30pm                         Easter Vigil and the First Eucharistic Celebration of Easter in St                                                  Andrew’s, Kilmurry

Easter Day

9.45am                          Holy Communion in St Martin’s, Templemartin

11.30am                        Holy Communion in St Mark’s, Kilbonane

Ross Union (Rosscarbery area)

Wednesday 17th April

8.30pm                          Compline in Ross Cathedral

Maundy Thursday

12.00pm                        Diocesan Chrism Eucharist in Ross Cathedral

8.30pm                          Holy Communion in Leap

Good Friday

12.00pm                        Holy Trinity, Castleventry

6.00pm                          Union Hall

8.30pm                          Ecumenical Service and walk of witness in Ross Cathedral

Easter Day

6.30am                          Warren Strand. ‘Sun Up’

8.00am                          Ross Cathedral

9.00am                          Union Hall

10.00am                        Leap

10.15am                         Castleventry

11.30am                         Ross Cathedral

Templebreedy Group (Crosshaven area)

Palm Sunday

8.30am                         Holy Communion in Holy Trinity, Crosshaven

10.00am                       Morning Prayer in Nohoval Parish Church

11.30am                        Morning Prayer in Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven

Tuesday 16th April

8.00pm                          Nohoval Parish Church

Wednesday 17th April

8.00pm                          Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm                          Nohoval Parish Church

Good Friday

3.00pm                          ‘Way of the Cross’ Nohoval Parish Church and St Patrick’s Church,                                             Nohoval

8.00pm                          Special Liturgy on the Seven Last Words of Christ in Holy Trinity,                                              Crosshaven

Easter Day

7.00am                          Sunrise Service and Holy Communion on Fountainstown Beach

10.00am                       Holy Communion in Nohoval

11.30am                        Holy Communion in Holy Trinity, Crosshaven

Youghal Union

Wednesday 17th April

8.00pm                         St Anne’s, Castlemaryt

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm                         Eucharist of the Last Supper and Stripping of the Altar, St Mary’s                                                Collegiate Church, Youghal

Good Friday

8.00pm                         St Anne’s, Castlemarytr

Easter Day

10.00am                       St Anne’s, Castlemarytr

11.30am                       St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

 

Posted in Announcements, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Easter, Holy Week

‘Who wants a thousand dollars?’ ~ Christian Aid gets Cork Confirmation group thinking

‘Who wants a thousand dollars?’ That is the question Andrew Coleman, Church and Community Officer in Cork for Christian Aid Ireland, asked the members of the Douglas Union of Parishes Confirmation Group at a special Lent Lunch they hosted in the parish on Sunday 7 April. What is more, he was so impressed with their fundraising efforts that he gave each of them a thousand-dollar bill!

Earlier at the morning service in St Luke’s Church, Andrew, who is also a diocesan lay reader assisting in the parish, spoke about the current crisis in southern Africa in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

Holding up a bottle full of rich red soil from Malawi which he collected while on a visit there several years ago, he reflected on the link between the dry soil and the flooded land.

As I watched the reports coming over last week of the huge devastation and destruction by Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa, one poignant image stood out for me.

It was a group of stranded defenceless people (men, women and children) cowering for safety on top of a bus, as a South African helicopter hovered to rescue them, in a new wilderness of a newly created lake that had previously being a road and a countryside of red rich soil now covered by water.

That red southern African soil, as exemplified in the empty Malawian water bottle, is a rich Iron enriched soil, suitable for farming, however due to the cyclone, thousands of hectares of farmlands are under water which means no harvest this year for millions of people. Where droughts and the lack of rainfall are an annual feature of the struggle for many communities in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, now because of the tropical storm and rainfall of Cyclone Idai, over 2 million people have being affected. Some have lost their lives, others have lost their homes and communities have seen the complete destruction of their crops.

Three generations of one family enjoying the Lent Lunch in Douglas

Every year as part of the confirmation preparation process, the young people host a simple ‘Lent Lunch’ of soup and rolls for parishioners, who are asked to donate what they would regularly pay for their Sunday lunch to a charity of the young people’s choosing. This year they, along with their parents, raised €580 for relief work in southern Africa being supported by Christian Aid and for other development work in Zambia.

Parents on hand to help out.

At the lunch Andrew Coleman, as a gesture of his appreciation gave each of the eighteen young people in the Confirmation Group, a thousand-dollar bill. However, he also showed them a million, billion and trillion-dollar bills, all from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.  He went on to explain that due to hyperinflation in that country in recent years, their currency became worthless and so millions of dollars were required just to buy a loaf of bread. Andrew reminded them that while some disasters are natural and just happen, others are man made and still bring suffering to many people. Hopefully, as the candidates look forward to their confirmation after Easter, their thousand-dollar bill will remind them of the fact that as Christians, we are all called to respond positively to human need where ever it occurs.

Andrew Coleman of Christian Aid in Cork with some of the Douglas Union of Parishes Confirmation group 2019.

Posted in Charity Work, Christian Aid, Church in Society, Confirmation, Diocese, Emergency Response, Five Marks of Mission, Lent, People from the Diocese, Youth Work

Cork Healthcare Chaplain contributes to a National Review of Design and Dignity Programme of Irish Bereavement Care Facilities

The Design and Dignity programme of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) was established in 2010 to support the Hospice Friendly Hospitals initiative to improve the facilities and experiences of end-of-life-care in hospitals for patients and their loved ones. As 43% of deaths in Ireland occur in hospital the importance of this initiative can not be overstated. The Design and Dignity programme has led to the support of over forty projects to improve facilities across the Irish public health service since 2010.

A research team from University College Cork was successful in the bid to formally review the Design and dignity programme. The review team led by Dr Nicola Cornally and Dr Serena Fitzgerald from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at UCC involved many professionals involved in end-of-life-care and education. Among them was the Rev’d Dr Daniel Nuzum who contributed from a pastoral care perspective.

The evaluation process had two objectives:

  1. to assess the impact of evidence-based design from the perspectives of patients, families and staff specifically focussing on a) the impact on culture of care, b) the impact on the organisation of care, c) the design features of the new facilities and d) knock-on and unforeseen benefits/ challenges emerging from the projects and
  2. to determine likely factors contributing to the successful completion and maintenance of design and dignity spaces.

Eighteen of the completed forty projects were evaluated as part of the review process. The formal report was published and launched on Tuesday 26 March at the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Speaking about the project Dr Nuzum said:

The environment and overall culture surrounding end-of-life-care is hugely important for patients and their loved ones approaching their final days. The opportunity to be involved in this national research and review project with a multidisciplinary team was a tangible expression of the place of pastoral care as an integrated part of sensitive and respectful care in an increasingly spiritually and culturally diverse Ireland.

The full report can be accessed HERE.

The launch of the review of the Design and Dignity Programme

 

 

Posted in Chaplaincies, Church in Society, Clergy, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Healthcare Ministry, People from the Diocese