Macroom Parish
Diocese of Cloyne
St Colman's Church, Macroom
St. John the Baptist Church, Caum
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  St. Colman's Church
  Saturday: 10am & 7.30pm (Vigil)
  Sunday: 8.30am, 10.30am & 12 noon
  Weekdays: 7.30am & 10.00am
  Holy Days: 7.30am, 10.30am, 12 noon & 7.30pm (Vigil)
   First Friday:  7:30am & 10am
  St. John the Baptist Church
  Sunday: 10am
  First Friday : 9am
  Holy Days: 10am
  Fr Donal Roberts PP - (026) 21068
  Fr Joe O Mahony CC - (026)41092
  Fr Eamonn McCarthy CC - 085 8585308
  Monsignor James O'Donnell - (026) 41042
  Parish Pastoral Council
  Current Parish Newsletter [Newsletter Archive]
  Parish Policy - Safeguarding Children
  Altar Servers
  Eucharistic Ministers
  The Samaritans
  Sosad Ireland - Suicide Prevention
  Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland
  Accord - Marriage & Relationships
  Citizens Information Centre
  Cura - Pregnancy Support
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Radio Maria Ireland: Radio Maria Ireland is an Irish organisation staffed by dedicated professional and volunteer staff. It operates as a not-for-profit, non-commercial, internet-streaming radio station. Our goal is to expand our broadcasting capabilities through DAB, cable and satellite, to reach a wider audience. Though not directly connected with the Roman Catholic Church, Radio Maria operates as an instrument of the Church and as a tool for evangelization. It is obedient to the Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church. Our aim is to bring Christ into every Irish home through home-produced programmes that serve the spiritual, educational and social needs of listeners – both at home and abroad – while having a profound respect for the specific diversity and richness of each ethnic group. Radio Maria Ireland in a spirit of total trust in Divine providence, relies totally on the financial support of its listeners and friends. Advertising or sponsorship is not permitted. Radio Maria Ireland is not subsidised or funded by the Catholic Church. This model has proved successful for the 75 Radio Maria stations that operate around the world. The umbrella body of Radio Maria, the World Family of Radio Maria (WFRM), has its legal headquarters in Rome, Italy. The administrative and technical office are based in Casciago, near Milan. WFRM shares its expertise and know-how with Radio Maria Ireland to help it achieve its mission. This enables us to ensure that our office and broadcasting facilities operate to the highest professional, technical and editorial standards. Radio Maria is about reawakening our faith, is a call to conversion and a return to prayer, culminating in helping the Church in its mission to save souls.To get Radio Maria you can do so by downloading the mobile app or through the internet by typing in

 Macroom Parish wish Rev.  Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, C.C. every good wish and success in his future ministry as Priest Director of Radio Maria (Ireland), Dublin.  We are sorry to see Fr Eamonn leave us but know he will bring great hope and spiritual graces to many who will tune in to Radio Maria.

 Tune in online at


Rev.  Fr John Keane is welcome back to Macroom Parish Fr John is returning from ministry with Ceili Catholic Community tobe C.C. Macroom and Co-Ordinator of the Cloyne Diocesan Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.

Youth 2000 Catholic Summer Festival will take place from 17th to20th August in Cistercian College, Roscrea for those in the 16 to 35 age bracket. Meet new friends; explore your Catholic faith. Check out or ring 01-6753690.

Watch Masses online from Knock Shrine The daily 3.00 p.m. Mass in the Basilica is now being streamed live. The 12 noon Sunday Mass is also available to watch online at and recordings of all Sundays Masses are also available on the Knock Shrine YouTube channel




 1.Link to a programme by Fr Eamonn McCarthy videos/index/1145

2.Link to 2nd programme by Fr Eamonn McCarthy videos/index/1170

The other day I got feedback from USA about your program. A young man who was reluctant to go to Confession was touched and he felt the examples you used to explain the reasons were very convincing. He said, he is going to go to Confession soon. Praise the Lord! What a beautiful result!! I am sure, there are many who has felt that inspiration and will be many more.





Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office of the following priests in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect on July 1st.

Ven. Archdeacon Gerard Casey, P.P., V.F., Mallow 

V. Rev. Padraig Keogh, P.P., Milford

V. Rev. David O Riordan, P.P., Ballymacoda and Ladysbridge

Bishop Crean has made the following appointments in the Diocese of Cloyne

with effect from July 1st:

V. Rev. Canon Anthony O Brien, P.P., Carrigtwohill to be P.P. Mallow and

Vicar Forane of Buttevant Deanery.

Rev. John Keane, returning from ministry with Ceili Catholic Community to

be C.C. Macroom and Co Ordinator of the Cloyne Diocesan Perpetual

Eucharistic Adoration.

V. Rev. William Bermingham, returning from Sabbatical Study to be P.P.


Rev. Peter O Farrell, C.C., Cobh to be P.P. Milford.

Rev. Chris Donlon, C.C., Glantane to be P.P. Ballymacoda and Ladysbridge.

Rev. Brian Boyle, C.C., Kanturk to be C.C. Fermoy.

Rev. Tom McDermott, C.C., Inniscarra to be C.C. Cobh..

Rev. Brendan Mallon, C.C., Coachford and Chaplain Coachford Community

College to be C.C., Youghal and Chaplain Pobalscoil na Trionoide.

Rev. P.J. O Driscoll, C.C., Fermoy to ministry with the Army Chaplaincy.

Rev. Eamonn McCarthy, C.C., Macroom to be Priest Director of Radio Maria

(Ireland), Dublin.

Rev. Damien Lynch, C. C. Youghal and Chaplain to Pobalscoil na Trionoide

to be C.C. Inniscarra.

We ask you to pray for those who are currently in a time of transition in their






Thoughts for the week:

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. Helen Keller

Take the first step in faith. You do not have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Dr. Martin Luther King





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Prayer to the Holy Family:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,in you we contemplate the splendour of true love;

to you we turn with trust.Holy Family of Nazareth,grant that our families too

may be places of communion and prayer,authentic schools of the Gospel

and small domestic churches.Holy Family of Nazareth,

may families never again experience violence, rejection and division;

may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing

Holy Family of Nazareth,make us once more mindful

of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,graciously hear our prayer. Amen






Macroom Parish: Safeguarding Children Policy/Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland (2016).

  There is now a new policy operative throughout the country to ensure up to date best practices in all aspects of child safeguarding, all church personnel working within a Church body are required to understand, commit to and sign their agreement to adhere to the policy throughout their ministry with children. This 38-page document can be downloaded on Hard copies are also available from the sacristy.

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The Sacrament of Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit,and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we arefreed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, areincorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word CCC 1213

Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments and one of the three sacraments of Initiation, which are Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. For this reason, we celebrate this sacrament in the entry way of the Church in order to signify that this Sacrament of Baptism is the Door of the Church. Baptism is a living encounter with Christ, which informs the entire existence of the baptised, imparting divine life and calling for sincere conversion. Pope Benedict XV

If you wish to have your child/children baptised in the parish of Macroom you might contact one of the clergy for further details. An application form must also be filled out; these forms can be obtained from the sacristy.













Holy Communion : For those receiving Holy Communion at mass who are gluten intolerant, the Chalice is available on a table to the left of the sanctuary in St Colmans Church and gluten free hosts are available from the Eucharistic Minister at the back of the church in St John the Baptist Church, Caum.















   Macroom Child Safeguarding Committee
The Diocese of Cloyne diocesan policy statement on Safeguarding Children is available for view in the sacristy or you may wish to read it online at



Parish TV from Macroom Church
Channel 29, Digital TV only.


Macroom Parish has trained a group of people to provide support to adults who are or have been bereaved. A drop in centre will be open the last Thursday of every month from 4pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm in the Family Resource Centre, Masseytown. No appointment is necessary, just drop in. Group support 2 hours a week for 8 weeks will be available in the spring and autumn.

087 1207476 (this number is for information purposes only)

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