Trócaire Lenten Campaign

This year, the campaign highlights how friendship, solidarity and hope can thrive amid conflict in South Sudan.

There are many ways for you to support the campaign this year. Here are some practical things you can do in your parish community to raise awareness about the lives of Awut and Ajak in South Sudan. Read more here.

  1. Contact your Parish Priest or Parish Office to ensure Trócaire boxes and other Lenten resources have been received and displayed. Offer your support to safely help with box distribution or speak about the campaign at one Mass during Lent if it is safe and permitted to do so.
  2. Create a Trócaire-themed sacred space in your Church, or another community space using a Giant Trócaire box, campaign posters – keeping current restrictions, safety, and social distancing in mind.
  3. Attend our webinars and the annual Lent Lecture which will be on the 9th March at 7.30pm (zoom).
  4. Pray the Trócaire Stations of the Cross alone or organise a virtual prayer group with friends or family. 

You can also support the campaign with fundraising initiatives. Here are some ideas to inspire you. 

  1. Take part in our sponsored walk/run/cycle challenge from Ireland to South Sudan. 
  2. Host a virtual coffee morning or lunch fundraiser with your friends/family. 
  3. Host an online ‘Trad for Trócaire’ gig to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. 
  4. Hold an Easter hamper raffle with family and friends. 

As we make our way through this Lenten Season, let us remember the words of St. Mother Teresa: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water and create many ripples”.

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Lent – Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross every Wednesday after 9.25am Mass -we will reflect on the Stations of the Cross.  You are welcome to come to the Church during the day to walk the Stations of the Cross with Jesus. Lent is a time of special grace from God may we give up the fags, drink, gambling and may try to love God and our family more during this time of Lent and always.

We hear mention of the phrase Paschal Mystery in our Holy Mass.  This phrase means the Suffering, Death, Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven of Jesus.

The word Passover is also referred to during this season.  This phrase comes from the Passover of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt to the Holy Land.  This journey took forty years.  We as Christians Passover with Jesus through his Death, Resurrection and Ascension to the Promised Land of Heaven.  We do so now spiritually and on the day that God calls us home, please God our soul passes over the Heaven and on the last day our bodies will rise to join our soul in Heaven eternally. 

May we all learn to be disciples of Jesus so that we may learn from God.

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The Pioneer Challenge – why not abstain or reduce intake of alcohol this Lent?

Short-Term Lenten Pledge Offering – I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all intoxicating drink until Easter Sunday.

Novena Prayers in honour of Matt Talbot will be taking place online via at 6.30pm on the Mondays of Lent.

View the Pioneer Association website for more information:

Cork City Contacts: Sorcha Uí Laoghaire (086) 3642619
Bernard Spillane 4300117 or (086) 1648372
Carrigaline: Aislinn Cogan (087) 9699488
Ballinhassig: Sheila Murphy (087) 7686112
Ben Cottrell (086) 0645848
Bandon: Dan O’Mahony (082) 2131229

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Update on upcoming Masses

Anniversary Mass 6pm Vigil (Saturday)

As an experiment we will attempt to read names as we have always done in the past for our Anniversary Mass on Saturday nights before the 6pm Mass. Names will be read at 5.55pm.

Names may be submitted in the following ways:

Email to [email protected]

By phoning the Parish Office number (021) 4311244, please also give your contact number in message.

Please submit by 12 noon on Saturday

Month’s Mind Mass 7th March, 10.30am

All who have died in the month of February will be included and names will be read at 10.25am before Mass.

All the above Masses via webcam only – thank you for your support.

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Mass Times During Level 5 COVID Restrictions

Masses will be live streamed on or go to live streaming tab on this website.
Mass Times
Monday-Saturday 9.25am
Saturday Vigil 6pm
Sunday 10.30am only (please note there is just one Sunday morning Mass as the Church would be closed for over 2 hours if we have two Masses.)

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Welcome to the Church Of Assumption, Ballyphehane.

Welcome to the new website for our Parish.

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