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Eucharistic Adoration

New Adorers always welcome to sign up for an hour with the Lord.


If interested please contact

Nora Hogan on

025 24149 or

Catherine Hanley on 087 7727496.

Regular Weekly Events - why not stop by?

Upcoming Events for your diary!

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explores the basic truths of the Christian Faith in a fun, friendly, and informal environment. Topics include “Who is Jesus?” “Why Did Jesus Die?” “Does God Still Heal Today?” Who is Alpha For? Alpha is for anyone who would like to engage in conversations about faith, life and God. It’s a chance to revisit what you learned about God as a child, but never really understood. Or for those who have given up on Church or have never been and are a bit curious to explore what it’s all about! No question is too big or too small …. And no laugh is too loud! What Happens at Alpha? Each session involves a short talk, nice food and small group discussion. There is no charge for Alpha.

The Parish Pastoral Council will hold the Alpha Sessions in the Town Hall, beginning on Wednesday September 19th. There will be eleven sessions. If you are interested, give your name in the Parish Office. It is a very enriching experience.


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Persons:

The Diocese has a Safeguarding Committee made up of lay people and priests to ensure that the Standards of the Safeguarding Children Policy are met and applied in Parishes in the Diocese. The Procedures are there to ensure that the Policy is followed, they can be found on the website . This website contains the Procedures and forms that need to be completed in working with children. 

The Policy Document for Vulnerable Persons is available on and the forms needed are those in the Safeguarding Children forms. 

The Committee seeks new members to the Committee. The members are voluntary, however they do receive travelling expenses and costs for training is borne by the Diocese.  

New Members required to have a background and or interest in Safeguarding Children or Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons: 

· seeking person with IT and secretarial skills:

· seeking persons who have a background, experience in social services:

· seeking person who works or worked with vulnerable adults:

· seeking person who worked with children / young people. 

If interested Contact Diocesan Secretary 021-4811430, for application form.


Contact numbers:

Cloyne Diocesan Safeguarding Committee 022-21009 087-2277274

Email - 


Designated Liaison Person(s) (DLP). 086 0368999 Email -

Diocesan Secretary - Fr. Jim Moore - 021 4811430:   Email - 


Altar Serving:

In September we begin the training of new Altar Servers for Mitchelstown, Ballygiblin and Killacluig. A number of boys and girls have already made their applications.  We invite other boys and girls going into 4th Class in September and upwards from the National Schools to consider becoming Altar Servers.  Application forms and child safeguarding requirements to be filled in before practice.  Anyone who would like to serve, please contact Catherine on 087 7727496 or one of the priests as soon as possible. It is a great privilege to assist the priest in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrifice of the love of Jesus for the whole of humanity, by which our sins are forgiven. The presence of Altar Servers at Mass greatly helps the priest and adds solemnity to the actions taking place on the Altar. We are grateful to all our present servers for their dedication and we look forward to preparing the new applicants.


Celebration for Grandparents:

Grandparents will participate in the 11.30am Mass in the Parish Church, Mitchelstown on Sunday9th SeptemberGrandparents are invited to hand in family photos for the event by next Thursday6th September.



RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Established since May 2015 with the aid of the World Family of Radio Maria, our modern studio is situated at the Red Cow Roundabout, Dublin. We have already surpassed 6,000 monthly listeners in Ireland and around the world. Our mission is to help spread the Gospel message of Joy, Hope and Charity with a mixture of Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free.

We broadcast 24/7. You might particularly like to join us for live Morning Prayer at 9.15am followed by daily 10am Holy Mass. 11am Catechesis - with Fr. Eamonn McCarthy our full-time Priest Director - Angelus and Midday Prayer. Live Evening Prayer at 5pm is followed by News and the Rosary prayed from the studio at 5.30pm. We are part of a World Family of almost 80 such Catholic radio stations working to help communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Church.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND is available to download FREE by App “RADIO MARIA WORLD FAMILY” on mobile devices, FREE streaming on by clicking “LISTEN LIVE” .



St. Joseph's Church, Killacluig - Choir Notice:

New members always welcome. To join, just meet us after 10.30am Mass on Sundays or contact Caitríona on 086-3760487. You do not have to come every Sunday to choir, just whenever it suits you and you don't have to know all the hymns as we will arrange practices.  




Regular Weekly Events

Upcoming Events


The Parish and Community Newsletter is available at weekend Masses in the Parish.  

The newsletter is printed in the Parish Office, Parochial House, Convent Hill, Mitchelstown.


E-mail:        Phone or Fax:  025 / 84062    

Deadline is 12 noon Wednesday       


Parish office is open: 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Monday to Friday

Pilgrimage News:



Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima

11th to 18th September 2018. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad Lauri Duffy Travel, Dublin 01-6359300.


Inspirational CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media:

We have an exciting new program starting here in our Parish with Lighthouse Catholic Media. Inspirational CDs are available with stories of conversion and teaching regarding the Catholic Faith.  These CDs are practical and effective in helping Catholics know their Faith, keep their Faith and share Faith!. All of the recordings are by people who are genuinely excited about their Catholic Faith and their energy is wholly contagious. We would encourage everyone to take time and listen to some of these CD’s. After listening you will feel a deep appreciation for the gift of our Catholic Faith. Many people are concerned today about family members who have fallen away from the Church and wonder if there is anything they can do about it. The answer is ‘Yes’! Just hand them a CD and ask them if they would like to listen to it. A suggested donation of €2.00 per CD covers the basic costs. The CD’s are available in the Porch at the back of the Parish Church.   More info at

The Messenger Magazine: This is a monthly magazine produced by the Jesuit order. It costs €1.35. It is available in the Parish Church each month. It has a lot of beautiful stories and great reflections. We encourage you to bring this magazine and the weekly Irish Catholic Newspaper into your home.  Local promoter is; ANNA MARIA RUSSELL, (025) 84151.  Copies are on sale in the Porch of the Parish Church, or from Anna Maria Russell or direct from Messenger Publications, 37 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. Phone (01) 6767491

CDs and Publications

Cenacolo Meeting: Every Two Weeks

Cenacolo is a community of young people founded by an Italian nun, Sr. Elvira, in 1983. She began this community in Italy to help young boys and girls, who found themselves in serious difficulty with personal issues and with issues of addiction. There are now over sixty houses throughout the world, with one house outside Knock, here in Ireland. Parents can often find themselves alone and frustrated in trying to help and support their children, when they find themselves in serious difficulties. This need not be so.   This meeting will be held every two weeks in the Marian Hall at 8.00pm. The Cenacolo meeting for parents and families affected by alcohol and drug abuse will take place in the Marian Hall (near Supervalu Car park) at 8.00pm every two weeks.   All are welcome. Contact Margaret 085 – 120 0002.

Mitchelstown Town Hall :  

A new Booking System in place for all space at Town Hall.


Parish Radios

The Parish Office has now got a new supply of Parish Radios for sale at €40 each.


ANCESTOR RESEARCH is no longer being carried out in the Parish office.  The records for Mitchelstown Parish came be accessed through  Mallow Heritage Centre, 27/28 Bank Place, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Tel: (022) 50302



The Pilgrim Statue

of Our Lady

As Catholics, images and statues are reminders to us of God’s presence and love. We don’t worship statues, but we hold them and place them in our homes and in other buildings, to remind us that the living God is with us. The Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady is available for visitation to the homes of the parish. If you would like to have the statue for a week, contact the Parish Office, the Sacristy or a Legion of Mary Member.


The Parish Office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from Friday, 22nd December to Monday, 8th January 2018. Anyone wishing to advertise in the Parish Newsletter for weeks – 31st December&7th January, please have your articles into the Parish Office no later than 10am Monday, 18th December. We would like to thank everyone for supporting our Newsletter during 2017 and look forward to dealing with you in 2018.