The Synodal Times ~ 16th September 2022

The Synodal Times

Ireland’s Synodal pathway is ongoing and The Synodal Times has 32 pages of news, analysis and commentary to break down what the synod is and what it means for the future of the Irish Church.    In the September issue, now available in the church, it discusses Ireland’s crisis of faith and how…

Canon Tadhg Ó Mathúna – An Appreciation

This weekend marks the end of a very important era in the life of the Blackrock Community.  After 22 years serving us both as Parish Priest and later in “semi-retirement”, Canon Tadhg will be retiring for active ministry to take a well-deserved rest.

Canon Tadhg started his ministry in 1966 and was subsequently appointed as…

Mass on Weekdays from 12th September 2022

Monday & Wednesday in Holy Cross at 9.30am

Tuesday & Friday in St. Michael’s at 9.30am


Holy Cross Parish, Mahon on the first and third Saturday of each month at 4pm

St Michael’s Parish, Blackrock on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 4pm

Up to three baptisms can be celebrated together i.e. three families

The Synod, our diocese and parishes ~ 28th April 2022

Easter greetings to all who are serving in the Church’s ministry of communication! Bishop Fintan has written to priests of the diocese about dedicating this month of May to responding to the invitation from Pope Francis to have a part in the Synod taking place next year. During May, a number of initiatives will be…

Flag of Ukraine ~ 4th March 2022

The national flag of Ukraine has two equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow. The combination of blue and yellow as a symbol of Ukrainian lands comes from the flag of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia used in the 12th century. As a national flag, the blue and yellow bicolour has been officially used since…

FitLine Age & Opportunity for the over 50s

FitLine is Age & Opportunity’s volunteer telephone support line designed to help those over the age of 50 who want to feel a bit fitter and healthier, but perhaps don’t have the motivation, confidence, or information on where or how to take that first step. The service is completely free. We’re encouraging people to free…

Together Again & Minding one another ~ Dioceses of Cork and Ross 1st May 2021

Weekend Masses resume on Saturday 15th May @ 6pm and Sunday 16th May @ 9am & 11am. Baptisms will resume from Saturday, 15th May 2021 @…

Thank You From Fr Colin ~ 30th December 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who volunteered as Stewards for the Christmas Masses. Also a word of thanks to the many others who helped out in different ways. The Masses were celebrated both prayerfully and safely and could not have happened without your tremendous support. Thank you for your time patience commitment…

St Michael’s Church Open for Personal Prayer ~ 26th December 2020

As and from Saturday, 26th December 2020 and in accordance with Covid-19 Restrictions, our Church here at St Michael’s will again be closed for Mass, but will remain open daily for Personal Prayer and you are cordially invited to visit for this purpose. Thank you.