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A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Paul Colton

A Pastoral Letter from the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross to the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross When I sent you my pastoral guidance on 16th March requesting that, in response to the CoronaVirus crisis, we, like other dioceses...

Lighthouse Messy Church May

Lighthouse Messy Church May

Welcome to our very first online video based messy church - we're using this as an experiment - do send some photos of crafts etc to us via lighthouse@cupcork.ie - also you can comment on our facebook page - www.facebook.come/messyinblarney...

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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 – on our Youtube Channel

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 diocesean clergy team to help in our thoughts and prayers as they become available – including a reading of the Passion Narrative, A Tenebrae service and other material.

Other Resources:

Parishioner Paul Everett is producing a daily blog throughout Holy week – check it out here – https://databassist.com/music

Reading of the Passion Narrative by some of the Clergy in Cork Cloyne & Ross

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.

Ash Wednesday Service – St. Peter’s Church 8pm 26th February

Ash Wednesday Service – St. Peter’s Church 8pm 26th February

Ash Wednesday emphasizes a dual encounter: we confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. The form and content of the service focus on the dual themes of sin and death in the light of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ.

The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship, and the Imposition of Ashes can be a powerful nonverbal and experiential way of participating in the call to repentance and reconciliation. This practice is the historic focus of Ash Wednesday observance and gave the day its name. It is traditional to save the palm branches from the previous Passion/Palm Sunday service and burn them ahead of time to produce the ashes for this service. 

All are very welcome to this service – 8pm, St. Peter’s Church Hill, Carrigrohane

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