Holy Week 2020

Holy Week 2020

In these days leading up to Easter day 2020, it would be very easy with everything else going on to forget what we are doing and the time of year it is.

However as Christians at this time of year we do recall again the events of that week in the life of Jesus. This year it holds particular meaning – the pain, the isolation, the despair, the darkness and ultimately the death of our Lord and saviour.

As a church this year – we are not meeting as we had planned to do – with Bishop Harold Miller leading our thoughts this week. However, as parish we’re doing a few other things – as well as linking into the on-line resources being produced in the diocese.

Palm Sunday 11am – Morning with with Robert Ferris leading, Dave Backhouse on worship, Matt Gould preaching and Pam Wood leading prayers

Tuesday of Holy Week – 12 Noon – with Robert Ferris & Máirt Hanley – Noon Day Prayers

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10 am – Holy Week Liturgies with Robert & Ian (These will be made available to pray later)

On this page you will find other materials produced by the diocese to help in your thoughts and prayers as they become available – including a reading of the Passion Narrative, A Tenebrae service and other material.

On Easter Sunday at 11am we will have a Holy Communion Service live from Robert & Noelle’s kitchen! with Ian Preaching & a kids talk by Ruth.

Stuff to Do! – week 1

Stuff to Do! – week 1

As the days go by there are lots of different places to get information about things to do – and lots of companies giving stuff away to keep us occupied. In this update we look at a few things which might be helpful to keep adults and kids entertained

Close to home – Parishioners are doing a few things:

April Gunn in Lighthouse & Blarney toddlers is updating our Lighthouse Messy Church facebook page with activities and videos she has found to be of use – check out – https://www.facebook.com/MessyinBlarney

There’s also great free resources here for kids bible stories https://www.zonderkidz.com/resources/freebies

This week sees the National Theatre in the UK uploading a free play each week – check out – https://www.timeout.com/london/news/the-national-theatre-is-going-to-stream-a-free-play-every-thursday-night-032620

Libraries Ireland has lots of resources – you can even join online – check out https://www.librariesireland.ie/news/online-services-during-coronavirus

We’ll be broadcasting at 11am on Sunday at https://www.cupcork.ie/hall

For a great list of things that others have found – check out https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/

Community Noticeboard

Community Noticeboard

On this page you’ll find latest news about all sorts of things- At the moment there’s lots coming in about all sort of helps available to people. Do take a read here 

 

latest update 20th March 2020

Below is info received from Cork City Council 

Friendly Call Service

The Friendly Call Cork service, for older people and those that are isolated and alone, is available and the service are ready to increase their capacity significantly to cope with this new situation. The Friendly Call team will ring individuals everyday to check in with them, ensure that they are okay and chat about their worries.

They will also endeavour to deliver shopping to individuals who don’t have anyone else to call on.

If you know of people who could benefit from this service please contact Brenda Barry on 087-6366407 or Brenda.Barry@partnershipcork.ie.

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Message from An Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána is hiring additional vehicles to provide additional mobility to provide increased community support and community engagement across the country. These ‘contingency’ vehicles will be used to maintain personal interactions and where needed to assist and support people, which may include collecting medical prescriptions, attending hospital appointments and other supports they may need. 

Gardaí are being asked to actively identify those persons most at need, particularly those with limited local family or social support.  In these cases An Garda Síochána will assist and will also use these opportunities to link identified people into local, national and state services where appropriate.. Any person with these concerns for themselves or for a neighbour should contact their local Garda station, Contact details, including email contact, for all Garda stations can be found on the Garda website or in any phonebook. 

An Garda Síochána continue to urge families, neighbours and community groups to engage with people in line with ‘social distancing’ guidelines. 

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Cork City Council Community Team, we are here to help.

We continue to be guided by HSE Public Health advice in this rapidly evolving situation. 

Keep up to date on  Covid-19 support on the HSE Coronavirus page, which is updated 4 times a day:

We are concentrating our efforts on finding practical ways to continue to support your ongoing work at community level.

All services cancelled

All services cancelled

Dear Parishioners 
Following Bishop Paul’s Pastoral letter this morning which we commend to your reading –  available here
We have taken the unprecedented step of cancelling all services in all of our buildings with immediate effect due to the Corona Virus. This is until further notice.

This includes the St. Patrick’s day service in Blarney.  
An Online morning prayer will be available on youtube and facebook on St. Patricks day live from Robert’s Study at 11am – check out www.cupcork.ie/hall for links

Please be assured of our prayers at this very difficult and confusing time. As a Staff team we are looking into ways to support parishioners practically. As you will know from last weeks update we are experimenting with web broadcasting – over the next few weeks we’ll keep you updated. 

If we as clergy can be of support please do let us know. 
More updates will follow 

Regards 
Ian & Robert