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Mallow Parish Newsletter
Sunday, 15th December 2019


Priests of our Parish
Fr. Anthony O’Brien, P.P., V.G. 087 6834193
Fr. James Greene, C.C.   085 8471249
 Fr. Tom Naughton, C.C. 086 2529603
Fr. Andrew Carvill, C.C. 022 51606.
Fr. Sean Corkery, in residence 086 2420240.

Parish Office — 022 20276

Monday - Thursday
9—10 a.m. 10.30—1.00 p.m.
and 2—5 p.m.
Friday 9—10 a.m. 10.30—1 p.m


Sunday Mass Times

St. Mary's:
Saturday: Vigil Mass 6.30 p.m.
Sunday: 8.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.

Church of the Resurrection 
Saturday: Vigil Mass 7.30 p.m.
Sunday: 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon

Mallow General Hospital: 
8.30 a.m. on Sunday & Holy Day
Mercy Convent: 
 9.30 a.m. on Sunday & Holy Day

Weekday Masses

Weekday Masses: 
St. Mary’s—10 a.m. Monday—Saturday

Church of the Resurrection—9.15 a.m. Monday—Friday

Holy Day Masses

Vigil of the Feast: St. Mary's 6.30 p.m.
Holy Day: Church of the Resurrection 10.00 a.m.
St. Mary's Church 11 a.m.
Church of the Resurrection 7.30 p.m.

St. Mary’s — Saturday after 10 a.m. Mass.
Church of the Resurrection — Friday after 9.15 a.m. Mass.
First Friday — before Mass —7 .00 p.m. (in either church).



Friday, 20th December—Eddie Stones will lead Prayer/Rosary at 7 p.m. followed by individual Confessions at 7.30 p.m. Outside Priests available. Mass after Confessions, followed by individual prayer
Confessions: Saturday, 21st December, 10.30 a.m. – 12 noon and after 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass.
Confessions: Tuesday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) 10.30 a.m. – 12 noon.
Christmas Eve Masses: Tuesday, 24th December. 6.30 and 9.00 p.m.

Christmas Day Masses: Wednesday, 25th December, 8.30 and 11.00 a.m.
Christmas Day: Polish Mass 1.00 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Day: Thursday, 26th December, Mass 10.00 a.m.


Confessions: Saturday, 21st December, 12 noon – 1.30 p.m. and after 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass.
Confessions: Tuesday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) 12 noon – 2.00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Masses: Tuesday, 24th December, 5.30 and 7.30 p.m.
Christmas Day Masses: Wednesday, 25th December, 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon.

St. Stephen’s Day, Thursday, 26th December – Mass at 9.15 a.m.

Christmas Day Masses, Wednesday, 25th December, Hospital 8.30 a.m., / Mercy Convent 9.30 a.m.

Today, Sunday, 15th December—Bambinelli Blessing.

All children and families are invited to bring the ‘Baby Jesus’ figurine from their cribs at home to be blessed at all Mallow Masses on today the Third Sunday of Advent. Following the blessing, families take their ‘bambino’ home, wrap it and as a family open that parcel first on Christmas morning and the youngest member of the family would place it in the crib. A gift of the presence of Christ in the home this Christmas


This is an appeal for new members, male and female, to support our existing members who take charge of the flowers, linens and brass in both Churches. In each Church, every two weeks the flowers are bought (water is changed every week), the linens are changed and sent for cleaning and the brass is polished. In simple terms two volunteers for each section means volunteering half an hour every two weeks, four volunteers means volunteering half an hour every month,

The Society will meet once a month in the Parish Centre to arrange rotas etc.

If you are willing to help as a volunteer please contact the Parish Office or Parish Pastoral Council members 
 John Lucey, Chairman 086 8393378 
 Mary O’ Callaghan, Secretary 022 22911.

Christmas Cards on sale in the Parish Office
€6.00 per dozen.

International Youth Conference
Clongowes Wood College

starts Friday, 27th December at 2 p.m. ends on Monday, 30th December at 4 p.m. 
Price for 4-Day event is €150.00. 
Details from Sonia on 087 9041272 / Anto on 087 0498898 / Silju on 086 3408825.


Getting Married
for an approved Pre-Marriage Course 
Details from Jean on 025 31899.



Safeguarding Message from our Bishop acknowledging the dedication and commitment of so many people throughout the Diocese in various Parish Safeguarding Roles. It is his hope and vision that in our Diocese:
  • Young people will continue to be able to take part in the life of the Church:
  • That all of us continue on the road to ensure that best practice in Safeguarding Standards are upheld:
  • That those who suffered abuse in the Church may find healing and peace.

Copies of the full text are available at the back of the church.


CDYS—The Big Blue Cube, Goold’s Hill 

Are currently looking for volunteers to help in their Youth Café’s and Homework Club, Mon.—Fri. If interested please contact Sharon on 087 7148268

Radio Maria Ireland – Your Catholic Radio Station 
is pleased to announce that we are now available via 
TV Saorview (Freeview) Channel 210. 
Join our growing listenership family for daily Holy Mass, Prayer, lively chat, music and testimonies, youth programmes & events
Good News from all corners of the Catholic Church in Ireland.


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Persons

The Diocese has a Safeguarding Committee made up of lay people and Priests to ensure that the Standards of the Safeguarding Children Policy are met and applied in Parishes in the Diocese. The Procedures are there to ensure that the Policy is followed, they can be found on the website This website contains the Procedures and forms that need to be completed in working with children. The Policy Document for Vulnerable Persons is available on

The Committee seeks new members to the Committee. The members are voluntary, however they do receive travelling expenses and costs for training is borne by the Diocese. New Members required to have a background and or interest in Safeguarding Children or Vulnerable Persons:
  • Seeking person with IT and secretarial skills:
  • Seeking persons who have a background, experience in social services:
  • Seeking person who works or worked with vulnerable adults:
  • Seeking person who worked with children / young people.

If interested contact Diocesan Secretary for application form.- 
Diocesan Secretary—Fr. Jim Moore, email:

Cloyne Diocesan Safeguarding Committee, email:


Parish Envelopes.

For new families who wish to contribute—boxes of envelopes will be
available after Mass, at the back of the church, from members of the 
Parish Finance Committee.
Boxes of envelopes are also available from the Sacristan or 
from the Parish Office on 022 20276.

Please ensure that you sign the white card in box and return with first envelope.



All Masses from St. Mary’s Church can now be watched live on the internet. You can now follow Mass and all Services from St. Mary’s Church live.
Most households now have an internet connection, 
for some, if not all, members of the household. 
It is hoped users will share their facility for others who may not have the skills.

The service is intended firstly for the sick and housebound. 
It will also facilitate relatives and friends who are unable to attend a funeral Mass or families abroad who cannot attend a wedding.

The existing radio link remains in place also.


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