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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Spring Stations 2017: Sat 25th March Raleigh North, Gortyleahy and Carriganine  Rebecca and James O Sullivan 11am.

Sat 1st April Kiel, Bealick and Coolehane- Kieran and Margaret Creed  11am

Mon 3rd April (Macroom Church 7.30 pm)   Knockeenacutting, Shanakiel, Coolkisha and Curraghanearla, Mashanaglass, Gurteenroe, Teerbeg and Kilnagurteen, Coolnadane (Jerry Cotter also in the church).

Spring Station Offerings: You will find a yellow envelope in your box of envelopes, this can be handed in at your Station Mass or into the basket at any of the weekend Masses. This is one of the four envelopes that goes to the upkeep of the priests of the parish. We thank you for your kindness and support



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

Please note the date and  spread the word


Dr. Fergus Heffernans Talk Creating Resilience in Families: Dr. Fergus Heffernan PhD, renowned psychologist & psychotherapist, and a leading educator in the area of stress management, will give a talk in the Castel Hotel, Macroom at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 28th March. This talk is open to all who may be interested, but parents of teenagers hopefully will find the presentation useful. Admission free, all welcome.



Series of Lenten Talks directed by Fr Eamonn and Fr Joe will begin on Thursday 2nd March, 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Castle Hotel, Macroom. Based on a wonderful course designed by Bishop Robert Barron called Conversion  it is truly apt for the Lenten journey. All involved in parish ministries are most welcome.

ACCORD Cloyne: will hold an information evening on Tues 28th March at 8pm in the Accord Centre, Fermoy for anyone who is suitable to facilitate Accord Marriage Courses in the parish. It is vital to continue to renew membership, to cover retirements and to ensure that Accord continues to provide meaningful marriage preparation for the increasing numbers who are applying for our courses



Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2017: The effects of relentless climate change have created an extraordinary situation for communities in Honduras that are already struggling. Crops have either failed or produced small yields. Rivers have flooded, leaving high levels of salt deposits, affecting farmland and polluting the water table. Pope Francis challenges us by saying: As Christians, we are called   to accept the world as a sacrament of communion, a way of sharing with God and our neighbors on a global scale. Laudato Si , 9


Time of year for Spring Stations 2017:

We are now well into spring and we are arranging the dates and times for our

stations. We wish to thank all those who have offered to host the stations and we would ask you to contact Fr. Donal at 026 21068 to arrange a suitable date. We wish to thank all those who have been faithful in attending the town stations in the parish church. For some time it has become evident that the need for having 8 Masses would have to reviewed. At some of these Masses for a while now only 3 families were present. One of many reasons has been the decline of residential homes in the town centre. We invite everyone from the town station areas to our station Mass in the parish church on Friday 10th March at 7.30 p.m. with confessions at 7.00 p.m. and for refreshments and a chat in the Castle Hotel afterwards. We look forward to meeting you all on the night.



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.




Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 14th May.

St. Josephs Car Park: The new car park has 19 parking spaces and the gates will be open each Saturday evening 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. and on Sundays 8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. These spaces should be kept for the elderly or for parents with young families.


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


Thought for the Week:

6years Mom knows everything

8years Mom knows a lot

12years Mom doesnt know everything

14years Mom knows nothing

18years Mom is outdated

25years Maybe Mom knows

35years Before deciding lets ask Mom

45years:I wonder what Mom thinks



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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