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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 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.


Annual Rosary May Procession at Marian Terrace/Coolcower on Sunday 28th May at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome to come and join with us on that night as we pray for our own needs and the needs of the Church and world.


Prospective candidates for the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Cloyne should make initial contact with Fr Bill Bermingham, Diocesan Director, or Fr Joseph O'Mahony, Assistant Director, by 31st May. The application process must be concluded by 30th June. Contact details: or


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Bishop William Crean in  Macroom Parish  on Thursday 25th May 2017

Making Confirmation is a decision, a choice, we make personally to follow Jesus and to live and love like him. In the Sacrament of Confirmation the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us. Anyone who freely decides to live life as Gods child and asks for Gods Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and anointing with Chrism receives the strength to witness to Gods love in word and deed. The person is then a fully fledged, responsible member of the Catholic Church. The Holy Spirit comes to strengthen us for our mission. It means living as a true disciple of Jesus in our daily lives.

The Holy Spirit does not force his gifts on us. If we are open to them they liberate us and enable us to live and act as responsible children of God and followers of Jesus Christ. If we are led by the Spirit and are open to his gifts we will bring forth the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness, self- control.

The sacrament of Confirmation is about welcoming and celebrating the presence, gifts and action of the Holy Spirit in our lives, thus, enabling us to grow in faith.


First Holy Communion: A special word of congratulations goes to the pupils of St. Josephs NS who recently made their First Holy Communion, a special word of thanks to their parents and teachers too.

Come and See Vocations Afternoon: Saturday 17th June, 2 to 4.30pm Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd., Cork. Everyone is welcome.



Congratulations: We wish to congratulate Mary McSweeney our church organist who received the Bene Merenti medal from Bishop William Crean for her long and dedicated service as organist here in Macroom Parish last Thursday evening. It was a wonderful token of recognition and esteem for all she does for sacred music in our church. We want to mark her outstanding contribution & thank her for her selfless dedication over many a year. It was a wonderful occasion for Mary and her family. The church organ was also blessed by our Bishop that night; we truly sung a new song unto the Lord. A special word of appreciation and thanks to must go to our wonderful church choir for its tireless dedication Sunday after Sunday and at other key liturgical moments under Maryís guiding hand. This enhances our liturgies and helps lift our minds and hearts to God in prayer and praise. Ad Multos Annos.




Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017: The Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place on 1st to 6th June. Booking through JWT, Patrick St.

Cork 0214277959.Pilgrims who wish to travel with the Special Assisted Section

may contact Fr Donal Roberts 02641068 or Nuala O Connell 0872237109.


Annual Cemetery Mass in St. Colmans Cemetery Macroom: Friday 16th June at 7.30 p.m.

Please note the date and  spread the word





Thought for the Week:  

There are two ways of spreading the light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.   Edith Wharton

The only time you should look back is to see how far you have come. Anon



Website of the Week:  View the work of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference in promoting the common good of the Church in Ireland.






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 Godís 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.

Facebook: Macroom Parish



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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