Palm Sunday is Sunday 5th April. It marks the start of Holy Week.
There are no gatherings outdoors or in churches with palms this year; no donkeys or processions either. But, there is still plenty happening and you are invited to join us.
Here is what is on in Cork, Cloyne and Ross:
Covid-19 Community Response Forum (CRF):
First of all, in partnership with Cork City Council and Cork County Council, we have been asked to make the Covid-19 helpline numbers known to you:
Cork City: The Cork City Covid-19 CRF helpline is 1800 222 226. Support can also be accessed via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cork County: Cork County Council’s helpline can be contacted on 1800 805 819 People can also email email@example.com or text 085 870 9010.
The helplines are open from 8am-8pm seven days a week.
Palm Sunday and Holy Week
An invitation to put a cross or to make a cross to put in your window tis Holy Week
Read about that invitation HERE
Make your own palm crosses – a link to a parish in our sister Church in Scotland – the Scottish Episcopal Church. CLICK HERE
Worksheets for Children:
- Palm Sunday Worksheet (Douglas Union of Parishes)
- Palm Sunday Worksheet (Carrigaline Union of Parishes)
Services for Palm Sunday
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork will broadcast at 11.15 a.m.
- Blessing of Palms and Shortened Sung Eucharist – CLICK HERE
Other Live Services from around the Diocese:
09.15 a.m. A Service from the Chapel of Christ the Healer CUH on CUH102FM. Also online HERE
10.30 a.m. Cloyne Union on their Facebook Page HERE
11 a.m. Carrigaline Union of Parishes HERE
11 a.m. Carrigrohane Union of Parishes HERE
11 a.m. Fanlobbus/Dunmanway joins with Moviddy Union to worship together from their homes – All Age Worship – Preacher David Bowles. The link to that is HERE
11 a.m. Youghal will live stream on their Facebook Page. HERE
Podcasts and Pre-Recorded Services are available as follows for you to access as soon as they are uploaded:
Cobh and Glanmire: A Service of Spiritual Communion for Palm Sunday to download and use yourself anytime at home is here: Cobh-and-Glanmire-PALM-SUNDAY-Spiritual-Communion
Cork – Church of Saint Anne, Shandon available from 10.15 a.m. on Palm Sunday – Youtube Channel HERE
Crosshaven (Templebreedy) online from 8 a.m. Sunday. HERE
Kilgariffe/Clonakilty from Saturday evening – Service Sheet and Podcast HERE
Ross Union: A Service for Palm Sunday to download and use yourself anytime at home is here: Ross-Union-Palm-Sunday-Service
The RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) has a Hymn for the Day and also a ‘Sunday Self-Service’ HERE
Many people do not have broadband or adequate internet. Please help them to find alternatives on radio and television.
Here are some suggestions:
RTE Radio One Extra also on Long Wave 252: Service at 11.45 a.m.
Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3: each Wednesday at 3.30 p.m. and every Sunday at 3 p.m.
Hear the Passion Gospel again this Palm Sunday and Holy Week
The Passion Gospel is read by the clergy of the Diocese based in the Chapel of Christ the Healer at Cork University Hospital, one of the places at the vortex of our current crisis (so you will hear passing background noice of the hospital doing what it needs to do), and by clergy of the Diocese, reading from their own places of ministry.
Click HERE to view it.