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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.

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Stations of the Cross:

Throughout the Sundays of Lent, we will have the Stations of the Cross in the Parish Church at 3.00pm, beginning this Sunday. This is a very important Lenten devotion and we encourage you to participate.





Dublin City Centre at 2pm on 10th March. Don’t let 2018 be the year Abortion Clinics open in Ireland. We need YOU at the most important Rally for Life in Irish history. The Government wants to legalise abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks, and up to birth on vague health grounds. Together we can beat this push for abortion but we need YOU at the Rally to Save the 8th. In April and May we’ll be winning votes at the doors and on the campaign trail, but we need you at the rally in March to take a stand against this cruel and extreme abortion proposal. Be there for this historic Rally to Save the 8th, March 10th in Dublin. Be part of it. Keep Ireland pro-life and save lives by saving the 8th! / Facebook: @Allirelandrallyforlife

Bus for Rally for Life will leave the Square next Saturday at 9.30am, names to the Parish Office.


First Saturday Devotions in Honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary after 10am Mass (3rd March)



The Spring Station Masses commenced last Friday, February 9th and will continue throughout Lent. Some Stations will take place in the Parish Churches and others in the homes of parishioners. The Station Masses are offered for the families of the Station area to invoke God’s Blessings in all we do. It is also an opportunity to make an offering towards the income of the Parish Clergy. We always invite and encourage families to consider having the Station Mass in your home for your area. You are most welcome to have the Station Mass in your home, please contact the Parish Office and let us know. Again we ask your help for the distribution of the Station envelopes. The Spring distributers can collect the envelopes from the Parish Office, during Office hours – Monday to Friday, 9am to 12noon, it would greatly help



“I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” (Jn. 10:10) Sunday, 4th March 2018 ROCHESTOWN PARK HOTEL, CORK 9.30am to 7pm Rosary, High Praise & Worship, Talks, Holy Mass, Healing Maria Vadia’s worldwide ministry transforms lives and brings healing through the power of the Word of God Booking: Pat 087 2505528 Celia 087 2405568 Mary 087 2898518


Prayer at Mass Rocks for Protection of Life and faith in Ireland:

Rosary on the Coast Group organising prayer again on Sunday, 18th March 2018 at 2.30pm at Mass Rocks in Ireland for Protection of Life & Faith. A Special Eucharistic Healing Hour for the protection of life will be held in Mitchelstown Parish Church on that day, 2.30pm – 3.30pm.



Readers are needed for Saturday evening Mass 7.30pm. If Interested please contact the Parish Office 025-84062 or Canon Fitzgerald.   You would be most welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration:

We invite you to come and spend an hour of prayer and adoration before the Lord in the Adoration Chapel.  Share with Him.  Let Him give you many wondrous graces and blessings for spending some time with Him.  We are looking for extra new adorers for the following Adoration Hours:  Wednesdays 1am – 2am and Fridays 12 midnight to 1am.  Contact Catherine on 087 7727496.


Let’s Celebrate Family.

Six Sessions over six nights – Tuesday 6th February to Tuesday 13th March in Forrest Hall. These sessions are open to all families in the parish, and those involved in the supporting of families. Pope Francis has asked us in our parishes to promote his letter “The Joy Of Love”. So gather together in the Forrest Hall on Tuesday, 6th February 2018. We will pause and reflect on what it means to be family and to celebrate it in the light of the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Forrest Hall 7.30pm – 9pm starting on Tuesday 6th February. Contact Patricia at the Parish Office.



Mitchelstown Parish Summer Faith Camp:

will take place from Monday 23rd July to Thursday, 26th July 2018. More details later.




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:


Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Friday June 1st 2018 - Wednesday June 6th 2018. Bookings available from Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick St, Cork. 021 4277959.Details of the Special Sick/Assisted Section available from: TheParish Secretary, 27/28 Bank Place, Mallow (022 20276).


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday, 13th May. Parishes to make their own travel arrangements.



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. Ring Ger Sheehan, Caretaker, Mitchelstown Town Hall

Telephone No:

(086) 0341009

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.


First Holy Communion

Glenahulla NS: Sun 29th April 2018 @ 10.30a.m.

Ballygiblin NS: Sun 13th May 2018 @ 10.30a.m.

Bunscoil na Toirbhirte: Sun, 20th May 2018 @ 11.30a.m.

C.B.S. Primary: Sun 27th May 2018 @ 11.30a.m.



Glenahulla, Bunscoil na Toirbhirte & C.B.S. Primary: Wednesday, 11th April 2018 @ 11.00a.m.

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.