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Diocesan Lunchtime Reflections each Wednesday during Lent.
To help us all journey as a people of faith through Lent, the diocese invites us to join in a series of short reflections each Wednesday afternoon during Lent at 1.30pm, beginning this Wednesday 24th February 2021. The first of this series of short reflections will be live-streamed on this Wednesday Feb 24th at 1.30pm on both the Diocesan Facebook and YouTube channels. Details of links to join in this short reflection are available on the Diocesan Website. Click on the diocesan link on our homepage for easy access.
These reflections have been prepared by Elaine O’Sullivan (Chaplain at MICC, Dunmanway) and Fr. James McSweeney (Chaplain, Bantry Community College). Each week they will be joined by a guest to reflect on different aspects of our Lenten journey.
This week Br. Martin Kenneally, a Presentation Brother, will reflect on Hope. “Christian faith does not give us easy answers or take away our pain — but it does give us hope.”
Fr Con continues his series of online conversations on facebook
Each week Fr Con continues his series of conversations with different people in our community about the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on their lives, about faith and Church, about their experience of living her in the Harbour Parishes. These conversations are posted each week on our facebook page - Harbour Parish Churches - so check them out in your own time and stay connected to all that is happening in our community.
Trocaire Lenten resources available online.
This year Trocaire is making its Lenten Resources for families, parishes and schools available online at These resources explore the impact of years of conflict and famine have had on the people of South Sudan and how Trocaire and its partners are working with the communities to try to build a sustainable future. To access the Lenten resources click here.
Parishes Churches to reopen for Personal Prayer
On Ash Wednesday, 17th February 2021, our Churches will reopen each day for personal prayer. We ask people to follow all the public health advice and safety protocols when visiting the Church. These include wearing a face-covering, sanitising your hands on entering and leaving the Church, avoiding touching surfaces as much as possible while you pray, keeping a safe distance from others praying in the Church and observing respiratory hygiene by using tissues if you need to cough or sneeze.
We are deeply grateful to our wonderful volunteers who sanitise the Church each day to allow people to come to the Church and to pray. Each of our volunteers takes a turn to sanitise the Church one evening a week, which typically takes about fifteen or twenty minutes. Many of our volunteers have been helping out since the end of June last year and ideally we would love to build up our team of volunteers to help cover when someone is unavailable for any reason. If you feel you could help us one evening a week please email us at or give Con or myself a ring. The more of us that play our part, the easier we make it for everyone.
14th January 2021
Hour of Quiet Prayer and Reflection on Sunday Evenings
A Holy Hour of Quiet Prayer, Music and Reflection before the Blessed Sacrament is live-streamed on our facebook page on Sunday evenings from St Mary's Church, Passage West, from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. You are welcome to join us in taking a moment of quiet in the presence of the Lord as we come together virtually before Him and lay our cares and worries before him, confident in the power of His love.
14th January 2021
Sunday Mass continues to be live-streamed
Sunday Mass from the Harbour Parishes continues to be live-streamed on our facebook page - 'Harbour Parish Churches' each Sunday morning at 11.00 a.m. and we welcome you to join us so that we can continue to pray together as a community even when we can't gather in person. Each Sunday our Mass is celebrated from our different Churches in rotation. To access the Mass simply click on the facebook symbol on the home page of this website. You do not have to be signed up for facebook to join the live-stream. Thank you to Mary Foley and Damian Quirke who first proposed the idea of live-streaming our Sunday Mass way back in the first lockdown and who have generously facilitated the live-stream each Sunday since then. We are indebted to them for their technical knowledge and their time which allow us to stay connected as a community.
When restrictions are lifted and we are allowed to once again gather in Church for Mass as a community, we will continue to stream our 11.00 a.m. Mass from St Mary's Church, Passage West each Sunday as long as the numbers allowed to attend Mass are limited.
26th December 2020