St Thérèse ~ 1st October 2023

This Sunday is the first day of October and ordinarily, the Feast of St Thérèse of Lisieux of the Little Flower.  She is a wonderful saint and much loved in Ireland. She had many simple sayings that are profound and powerful.

‘I will spend my Heaven, doing good on earth’ is a powerful reassurance that…

The Beauty of Forgiveness ~ 17th September 2023

The Beauty of Forgiveness

We have been blessed with some beautiful weather at the start of this month.  It has certainly changed in the last few days.  Temperatures have dropped, we are running from the rain, scrambling for coats and umbrellas which we thought we could put away for longer.  The cycle of the seasons…

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF CLOSURE OF IRISH DUNLOP CO ~ 6pm Mass on 30th September 2023

The 6pm Mass on Saturday 30th. September will be offered for the living and deceased ex-employees of Dunlops, Cork. Please spread the word on social media or any other means.

13th August 2023 This weekend, we welcome two new priests to our area


This weekend, we welcome two new priests to our area.

New Priests Weekend of 13th August 2023

Fr. John Denvir SMA is the new Co-Parish priest in SMA Blackrock Road and Fr. Rafal Zielonka will be the curate residing in Holy Cross.  We look forward to meeting them in St. Michael’s as our new…

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…