Monthly Archives: March 2018

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Palm Sunday: Penitential Rite this Sunday at 8.00 p.m. in Dungourney. Several priests will be available for the Sacrament of Confession. (Castlemartyr at 7.00 p.m.)

Masses During the Week: Masses on Monday to Wednesday at 10.00 a.m.

Last Weekend’s Collection. St Patrick’s Day – €204.41. Emigrant’s Collection – €210.41. Sunday – €191.81. Thank You

The Faithful Departed: The “Months Mind” for Breda Condon (RIP) will be celebrated next Sunday 1st April at 11.00 a.m. in Clonmult.

Ministers of the Eucharist: A brief meeting for Ministers of the Eucharist will take place on this Monday, 26th march at 7.00 p.m. in Dungourney School. (Ministers for both churches).

Spring Stations 2018.
Thursday, 12th April, Ballinacole, Ballynona South, Ballysimon, Ballyriorta
Liam & Anna Joyce at 8.00 p.m.
Friday, 13th April: Gurteen / Garryduff, Clonmult Church at 8.00 p.m.

Triduum Programme,
Thursday, 29th March (Holy Thursday)
Confessions: Clonmult – 12.00 noon until 12.30 p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8.00 p.m. (Dungourney)
“Words from the Last Supper” – 10.30 to 11.00 p.m.
Friday, 30th March (Good Friday)
Stations of the Cross at 3.00 p.m. (Dungourney)
Celebration of the Lord’s Passions 8.00 p.m. (Clonmult)
Confessions will be held after the Stations of the Cross.
Saturday, 31st March (Holy Saturday)
Confessions: Dungourney – 12.00 noon until 12.30 p.m.
Easter Vigil: 8.00 p.m. Dungourney
Sunday 1st April (Easter Day)
Mass the same as Sunday
(1) The Vigil Mass on Saturday begins with the blessing of the Pascal Fire and the lighting of candles. It’s hoped that this takes place outside the door of the church.
(2) Easter Offerings will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.
(3) The annual collection for the Holy Places in Jerusalem will be taken up on Friday at both the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and at the Stations of the Cross.
(4) The Ministers of the Eucharist will be commissioned for another year at the Mass on Thursday night. All those involved are asked to attend.
The Chrism Mass: This will be celebrated on next Wednesday, 28th March in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh at 7.30 p.m. Light refreshments at the Park Road Centre Cobh afterwards. All welcome.
Choose Life: Issue 8 of the newsletter “Choose Life” is now available and copies are on the table in the church porch. It promotes the Church’s teaching on the life of the unborn.

World Meeting of Families 2018: It is recommended that families book soon if you wish to attend the World Meeting of Families in order to guarantee entry to the Festival of Families taking place on Saturday evening 25th August in Croke Park.

Divine Mercy Sunday: Divine Mercy Sunday devotions will take place at St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh on Sunday, 8th April from 4.00 p.m. All welcome. Prepare for this feast day by saying the Divine Chaplet from Good Friday onwards. (Copies will be available in the churches).

Progressive 45 Results.
1st. Frank Keating/Mary Blackmore.
2nd. Joe Brown/Oliver Manley.
3rd. Marie Foley/Mick Barry.
Best of “Last 5”. Dettie Hogan/Chris O’Sullivan.
Last Game. Sadie Hegarty/Padraig Garvey.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn
Two Winners, David/Ann Moore and Ted Murphy.
Next Week’s Jackpot €300.00.

JFL Div. 2. Dungourney 0-8 Fr. O’Neill’s 0-9.

Clonmult Old School: Social Dancing this Sunday, 25th March, 8 to 10 pm. Music, Con Twomey. All are welcome.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses during the Week: No Mass on Monday. Masses on Tuesday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday at 8.00 p.m.

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday the beginning of Holy Week. Palms will be blessed and distributed at the beginning of both Masses. The blessing of Palms will take place at the front of Clonmult Church at the 11.00 a.m. Mass (weather permitting). Note: the Palms will be supplied at both Masses.

Easter Penitential Service: Easter Penitential Service in Castlemartyr Church on Sunday, 25th March at 7.00 p.m.

Easter Penitential Service in Dungourney Church on Sunday 25th March at 8.00 p.m.
Visiting priests available for confession.

Last Weekend’s Collection: Door – €228.82. Thank You.

The Faithful Departed: Anniversaries, Michael John Desmond . May he rest in peace.

Stations of the Cross: Stations of the Cross in Castlemartyr church this Sunday evening at 7.00 p.m.

Ministers of the Eucharist: A brief meeting for ministers from both churches will take place in Dungourney School on Monday, 26th March at 7.00 p.m.

Liturgy Group: A meeting of Dungourney / Clonmult Liturgy group will take place at the priest’s house on next Tuesday, 20th March at 8.00 p.m.

Spring Stations 2018.
Wednesday, 21st March: Dungourney, Avaune, Sheepwalk, Couragh, Castlequarter, Ballyknock
(Combined Station)Dungourney School.
Thursday, 22nd March: Ballynona North, Monalyre, Rathorgan, Jim & Mary O’Callaghan.
Friday, 23rd March: Donickmore, Condonstown, Ballyard, Eddie & Eileen Leahy.
All Stations at 8.00 p.m.

Holy Week Preparation: 3 evenings of study of scripture and Mass readings for Holy week.
Dates: 19th, 20th, 21st March. Time: 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Venue: Edmund Rice Centre, Midleton
Facilitated by Focus Ministries. Hosted by Midleton Parish. Enquiries to 086 1634117. All welcome to 1, 2 or 3 nights.

Young Adult Retreat – Midleton: The next Youth 2000 retreat will take place in CBS Secondary School, Midleton, 23rd – 25th March. Youth 2000 is a Catholic organisation that provides spiritual retreats to young people age 16–35 across Ireland. Cost: Donation Only. Ages: 16–35 year olds. Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops, music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today! Newcomers very welcome. Come and See! More details available at or Siobhan on 0838939538
Cork Marriage Encounter Weekend: The Cork international Hotel – 13th to 15th April 2018. Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway experience for all married couples who want to rediscover the joy of Marriage. For further info: 0868334382 or 0866095168,
Annual Loreto Vigil at Knock: The 44th Eucharistic Loreto Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th March.
The Vigil will begin at 8.30 p.m. with Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction & Veneration of the Precious Relic from the Holy House of Loreto. Mass will take place at 11.30 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel with celebrant Fr. Brendan Walsh, SAC.
‘Quiet Days for Busy People’ Day Retreat
This retreat is entitled ‘Looking towards the Light’. As we journey through Holy Week towards Easter we see the hurt and shame transformed by the light of God’s love. Taking place on Saturday 24th March from 11am-3pm in the Prayer Guidance Centre. Fee €30 includes lunch. To book: (094) 93 75355 Email:

Book Launch: On Sunday 18th March, in Castlelyons Community Centre at 3.00 p.m. Launch of Bilingual book on author Fr. Peadar O’Laighre (author of the first ever novel and play in Irish) “Mise and MacSan” – “I am that son”. All Welcome.

IHL DIV 2: Dungourney 2-11 Ballincollig 0-13.
Sunday 25th March: Dungourney v Inniscarra.
Venue: Dungourney @ 2.30 pm.

Progressive 45 Results.
1st. Ted O’Donovan & Dave Dineen.
2nd. Frank Keating & Mary Blackmore.
Kay & Willie Sheehan,
Joe Browne & Oliver Manley,
Last 5. Ann Foley & John Hennessy.
Last Game. Maura & Tom Fitzgerald.

Scōr na Paistī: Congratulations to Brian O’Flynn, Dungourney Camogie Club, winner of the Scōr na Paistī County Final, in Ovens last week.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses During the Week: Monday to Friday 9.30 am. Saturday is the Feast of St. Patrick, Masses on Friday night and Saturday morning- the same as Sunday.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday at 8.00 pm.

Last Weekend’s Collection: Door €178.80. Diocese €120.09. Thank you.

Collection on St. Patrick’s Day: The Annual collection for emigrants will be taken up at all Masses on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Faithful Departed. Anniversaries, Ann Fitzgerald, Clonmult/Youghal. May she rest in peace.

Hour of Adoration: A reflective Eucharist hour, led by Fr. John Keane, will be held on Sunday, 11th March in the Holy Rosary Church Midleton from 7.30 to 8.30 pm. All are welcome.

Spring Stations: Monday, 12th March, Cottstown, Sandyhill, Glenbeg, Ballinagoul in Dungourney Church at 8.00 pm.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn, 7, 20, 24.
One Winner. Michael & Jack Leahy.
Next Week’s Jackpot €300.00.

IHL Div 2. Dungourney 1-11 Tracton 1-14.

Progressive 45, Clonmult Old School, Wednesday 8.00 pm. All card players welcome.

The Dungourney Hurling Team
Air: “The Mountains of Mourne”

I am now going to tell you of Dungourney to-day
Who travelled to Conna, Bride Rovers to play.
The ball was thrown in and a Bride Rovers Star
Wasn’t long putting same right over the bar

The boys from Dungourney ‘twas plain to be seen
All looked at each other saying what does this mean?
Now came the puck out from Dungourney’s own end
To the forwards, McCarthy, the sliotar did send.

They passed to each other like comrades of yore
And the flag was unfurled for Dungourney’s first score.
So now I must tell you and bear it in mind
That the lads from Dungourney were no longer behind.

They played like champions for they could not let down
The honour and glory of Dungourney’s own town.
They took hard knocks in a plenty, they played with fourteen.
When the full whistle went, ‘twas a memorable scene.

So now back to Midleton’ our boys so well-schooled
For the clash of the ash with the boys from Lisgoold.
And now I must tell you as I did not before
That the boys from Dungourney had the very first score.

They played out the field with vigour and power
And Hartnett out shone for most of the hour.
This gallant fifteen I am wish full to say
All hurled like champions to victory that day.

So now to conclude and finish my song
The presentation of medals will be before long.
Then drink oh your liquors, come all give a shout
For the Dungourney champions are hard to knock out.

Author: Paddy O’Sullivan, Youngrove.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses during the Week: Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday at 8.00 p.m.

Last Weekend’s Collection: Door – €443.69. World Meeting of Families – €363.35. Thank You

Diocesan Collection: Being the 1st Sunday of the month the usual collection for Diocesan Religious Purposes will be taken up at all the Masses this weekend.
Stations of the Cross: Stations of the Cross in Castlemartyr church this Sunday evening at 7.00 p.m.

The Faithful Departed: Deaths, Breda Condon (Gurteen). Anniversaries Mary Hynes, Willie Desmond, May Whelan and Moss Kelleher. May they rest in peace.

World Meeting of Families 2018: The March edition of the Diocese of Cloyne Newsletter is also available and be collected in the Church Porch.
If you would like to book tickets for the Pastoral Congress in the RDS Dublin for the 3 days (22nd-24th August) of the WMOF or the festival of families on Saturday 25th August in Croke Park log onto

First Confessions: Best wishes to the Holy Communion children who will receive the Sacrament of Penance for the first time in Clonmult Church on next Tuesday 6th March at 7pm.

Spring Stations 2018.
Tuesday, 6th March: Clonmult, Garrylaurence, Corbally in Clonmult Hall.
Thursday, 8th March: Ballymartin, Rathfootera, Young Grove, Sheila Daly.
Friday, 9th March: Rathcanning, Bawnadown, Ballygibbon etc., Kathleen Morrison.
Monday, 12th March: Cottstown, Sandyhill, Glenbeg, Ballinagoul, Dungourney Church.
All Stations at 8.00 p.m.

Hour of Adoration: A reflective Eucharistic hour, led by Fr. John Keane, will be held on Sunday, 11th March in Holy Rosary Church Midleton from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. All welcome.

Safeguarding Sunday: Copies of Bishops Crean’s message to the people of the diocese for this Sunday 4th March for “Safeguarding Sunday” are now available. Feel free to collect a copy on the table in the porch.”

Clonmult Centenary Commemoration Committee: Thank you to all involved in last Sunday’s Commemoration of Clonmult Ambush. On the 20th February, 1921, 12 Volunteers lost their lives in Clonmult, 2 were later executed in Cork. This was the greatest loss of life by the IRA in the War of Independence.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn 10, 15, 18.
Lotto results 26 February 2018
Lucky Numbers – 10, 15, 18.
No Winner. Lucky Dip.
€35 Richard Rohan.
€25 Brian Ronayne.
€15 Anne & David Moore.
Next Week’s Jackpot €1050.00.

Bishop Crean invites applications for Permanent Deaconate: The Bishop of Cloyne, Most Rev. William Crean invites applicants interested in formation to become Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne. At present, six Deacons are in ministry in various parishes of the diocese and three men are in formation and due to be ordained as Deacons later this year.
The diaconate is open to married men aged between 30 and 60 years of age and to unmarried men aged between 35 and 60 years of age. Deacons are self-supporting and continue in their family lives and secular employment. The programme of preparation and subsequent ministry are part-time. Initial contact should be made during the month of March so that the application process can be completed in June. The course of preparation begins in September 2018. It is probable that a course will not commence again in the province until 2021.
For further information please contact the Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Rev. William Bermingham, PP, Carrigtwohill – Tel: 021 4389797; 083 8687196; email:;

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