Mitchelstown
Catholic 
Parish

Priest on Duty

087 2524 979

 

The priests of our parish:

V.Rev. Canon Michael Fitzgerald PP VF

Tel: 025 84090

 

V. Rev. Canon Timothy O’Leary CC PE

Tel: 025 84088

 

Rev. Fr. Gabriel Burke CC

Tel: 086-8168588

 

 

 

 

Contact our parish office

Open 9.00am - 12 noon

Monday - Friday

(025) 84062

mitchelstownparishoffice

@eircom.net

The Lady of All Nations

The Lady of All Nations

Thought for the Week

The Lady of All Nations

Divine Mercy

Weekly Parish Newsletter

Welcome to the Mitchelstown Parish Website

Click here to read reflections from previous weeks

Reflections

Monthly message from

Our Lady of Medjugorje

 Medjugorje Message
Live streaming from the Parish Church
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What’s on in

the Parish?

Parish Noticeboard

Parish Mass Times:

Weekday Masses (Mon-Sat)
8.30am, 10.00am

Sunday Masses
7.30pm (vigil Saturday); 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.00pm, 7.30pm
Ballygiblin 9.30am / Killacluig 10.30am
Morning Prayer
Monday - Friday 8.00am
Eucharistic Healing Hour
Every Thursday 8.00pm - 9.00pm

 

Useful websites and links

www.catholicireland.net

Today’s Mass Readings

Sunday’s Mass Readings

 

Irish Bishop’s Conference

Diocese of Cloyne

National Board for the

Safeguarding of Children

in the Catholic Church

50th International

Eucharistic Congress

ACCORD Catholic

Marriage Care Services

Youth 2000 Ireland

Vatican Website

Mass Times
Click here

Parish Pastoral Council:

On Saturday, November 29th, seven Parishioners attended a seminar on the introduction of a Parish Pastoral Council. Bishop Crean, in accordance with Vatican II documents and the teaching of recent Pope’s, would like all Parishes in the Diocese, to form a Parish Pastoral Council. The Council would be co-responsible with the Priests, for the faith life of the Parish. To form a Council, it is suggested to seek nominations from the Parish, that would be representative of the Parish and that there would be a gender and age balance in the nominations. Early in the New Year, we will be consulting the Parish on this matter. In the meantime, we would ask you to pray and reflect on the importance of such a Council in the Parish.

 

Bishop’s Pastoral Statement on Marriage:

This weekend all Catholic Parishes in Ireland are being delivered a Pastoral Statement on the Unique Relationship of Marriage, different from all others. We encourage every family to take one home and to study its contents very carefully. The Pastoral Statement is titled: “The Meaning of Marriage”.

 

Who is St. John the Baptist?

He was the son of SS Elizabeth & Zachary. He was conceived at a time when his parents were losing hope that they might ever get pregnant. The Angel Gabriel revealed to Our Lady at the Annunciation, that this miraculous event had occurred six months earlier, for he said “Nothing is impossible to God”. In his early manhood, John began to live a life of self-denial, prayer and solitude in the Judean desert, south west of Jerusalem. Between October and December 27AD, John came out of seclusion and began to preach publicly with the words: “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”. (Matthew 3:2) John demanded two rites of those who come to him: 1. An open Confession of their sins, 2. A physical dip in the waters of the river Jordan, where he preached, as an outward sign of their change of heart. John was later arrested and beheaded by King Herod Antipas, because John denounced him for taking his brothers Philips wife, Herodias. But John had fulfilled what God had asked him to do: “Prepare the people for the coming Jesus”.

The Gospel today reminds us of the call of St. John to repent and to prepare for the coming of the Lord. We can sincerely do that, by making a good Confession before Christmas night.

 

Choose Life Website

Christmas Masses and Confessions

Christmas 2014.pdf