Secretary Wanted

Secretarial Position

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Secretary at Glounthaune Parish Office.

20 hours per week – Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.

Closing Date – Friday 28th January 2022.

Essential Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • Managing parish correspondence.
  • IT skills
  • Experience dealing with members of the public is desirable.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work well under pressure.
  • Willingness to upskill as required.

Essential Characteristics:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality both within the office and in the community.
  • Welcoming and positive front of house skills.
  • A pro-active approach with the ability to work on the person’s own initiative and a willingness to assist the Priests in parish business.

Application should include:

  • Up to date CV.
  • Letter of application
  • List of referees

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a six-month probationary period and Garda Vetting.

Applications by post marked ‘Private & Confidential’ to: Fr Damian O’Mahony, Parish Office, Church Centre, Glounthaune, Co Cork T45 PX90. Closing date: Friday 28th January 2022.

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Parish Office

The Parish Office is now closed for Christmas and will re-open on Thursday morning 6th January at 10am.

In the case of an emergency please phone 089 261 5630.

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Mass Times for Chtistmas

Friday Christmas Eve –

4pm in Glounthaune (Family Mass)

6pm in Knockraha

6pm in Little Island

8pm in Glounthaune

Saturday Christmas Day                
9am in Knockraha

10am in Glounthaune 

10.30am in Little Island 

12 noon in Glounthaune

Sunday 26th St Stephen’s Day           
9am in Knockraha

10.30am in Little Island

12 noon in Glounthaune

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Mass Intentions Sunday 26th December to Friday 31st December

Glounthaune

Sunday 26th December at 12 noon:

Kevin O’Brien & deceased members of the O’Brien & Malone families, Colm Kelleher, Megan Malone, Kathleen & Dermot O’Donovan, Jimmy McCarthy, John Barry, Eileen Kiernan, Cliona O’Regan, Bon Cadwellander, Patrick & Alicia Hennessy, Tom and Annie Sheahy, John and Margaret Kennelly R.I.P.

Monday 27th at 10am:

Christopher Curran, John & Mary Lucey, Betty & Kitty Foley R.I.P.

Tuesday 28th at 10am:

Joan Egan, Ciara Casey, Michael McCormack R.I.P.

Wednesday 29th at 10am:

Seanie O’Leary Months mind. Bríd O’Dubhghaill and Michael & Lil Canavan R.I.P.

Little Island

Sunday 26th December at 10.30am:

Mary Sheahy, James & Mary Murphy & deceased members of the Murphy & O’Mahony families, Kitty Foley, Pat O’Sullivan, Michael Sheehan, Maureen Hartigan, Francis Murphy, Clodagh O’Leary R.I.P.

Thursday 30th at 10am:

John D & Catherine Murphy and Bina Sheehan R.I.P.

Friday 31st December at 10am

Mass for the people

Knockraha

Sunday 26th December at 9am:

Elizabeth Hayes 1st Anniversary, Pat Collins and Michael Daly R.I.P.

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Newsletter Monday 6th December – Sunday 12th December

Mass Intentions for the week ahead

Monday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Charles & Kathleen Terry R.I.P.

Tuesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Private Intentions of someone who has asked us to pray for them

Wednesday @ 10am, Knockraha – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Wednesday @ 12 noon, Glounthaune – Feast of the Immaculate Conception;Fr William Kearney R.I.P.

Wednesday @ 7pm, Little Island – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday @ 10am, Little Island –————-

Friday @ 10am, Little Island – Jim McCarthy, John, Kathleen & Bill O’Mahony R.I.P.

Saturday 11th December @ 6pm, Glounthaune – Aisling Dennehy, Timothy & Kathleen Murphy, Seán & Mary Horgan, Betty & Bertha Aylward

Sunday 12th December @ 9am, Knockraha –——————

Sunday 12th December @ 10.30am, Little Island – Tadgh Hayes, Gene & Nellie O’Regan

Sunday 12th December @ 12 noon, Glounthaune – Jack, Elizabeth & Vincent Dillon & Margaret Quinlan R.I.P.

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Confessions for Christmas – after all Masses in our three churches next weekend.

Next Wednesday, the 8th of December, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass in St. Mary’s, Knockraha at 10am, in Glounthaune at 12 noon and in St. Joseph’s, Little Island at 7pm.

Please call to the Parish office and collect your box of Church envelopes for 2022. Thank you all for your generosity always. Our experience during lockdown was that many parishioners continued to pay their Sunday offering using their church envelope and putting it in the postbox in the Church Centre. Others continued to contribute by other means and we are so grateful for that as it provided a steady stream of income during various lockdowns.

We especially ask you this year to consider signing up for church envelope if you have not already done so. We don’t know what the future holds in terms of further lockdowns. Using the envelope is safer as it minimizes the handling of cash and coin. Your contribution remains confidential, you do not have to be a tax payer to sign up for church envelopes. If you are a tax payer, we will not contact revenue on your behalf for a tax refund without your written permission.

Please contact Trish in the parish office if you wish to sign up or would like more information.

Parish Christmas Cards are now available from the parish office €3 each with proceeds going to our local St. Vincent de Paul, to Bishop Ryan’s charity in Malawi and to Aid to the Church in Need. The intentions of those who receive the cards will be included in a Triduum of Masses on Christmas day.

Next weekend the 11th & 12th December, we invite families to bring a toy to Mass. The toys will be distributed to families in need this Christmas.

Also, next weekend is an important weekend for our local St. Vincent de Paul as they will have their Christmas collection. Now, more than ever, they need your support. They continue to work tirelessly to help those in need in our parish and we can show our gratitude to them by supporting their collection next weekend.

A message to all our parishioners who like to get out and about for a walk and fresh air – Will you consider helping us to distribute Christmas timetables and envelopes to every home (approx. 3,200) in our parish this December. We have a number of people who have helped us with this task for many years and thankfully they still continue to do so – however, some additional help would be really appreciated. Please contact Trish in the parish office if you would like to volunteer or would like more information.

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Newsletter Monday 29th November – Sunday 5th December

Mass Intentions for the week ahead

Monday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Annette Mosse R.I.P.

Tuesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Elaine & Joseph Hennessy, Henrietta Kelleher, Roy Sharples, Jack & Betty Tobin & deceased members of the Ryan & Hallahan families.

Wednesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Mass for the people of the parish and Prayer Tree Intentions

Thursday @ 10am, Little Island –

Friday @ 10am, Little Island – Mary Hegarty and Marian Kerfoot R.I.P.

Saturday 4th November @ 6pm, Glounthaune – Jimmy & Sheila McCarthy R.I.P.

Sunday 5th November @ 9am, Knockraha – Ger Mulcahy R.I.P.

Sunday 5th November @ 10.30am, Little Island – Dominic Relihan R.I.P.

Sunday 5th November @ 12 noon, Glounthaune –

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Church Envelopes for 2022

Please call to the Parish office and collect your box of Church envelopes for 2022. Thank you all for your generosity always. Our experience during lockdown was that many parishioners continued to pay their Sunday offering using their church envelope and putting it in the postbox in the Church Centre. Others continued to contribute by other means and we are so grateful for that as it provided a steady stream of income during various lockdowns.

We especially ask you this year to consider signing up for church envelope if you have not already done so. We don’t know what the future holds in terms of further lockdowns. Using the envelope is safer as it minimizes the handling of cash and coin. Your contribution remains confidential, you do not have to be a tax payer to sign up for church envelopes. If you are a tax payer, we will not contact revenue on your behalf for a tax refund without your written permission. Please call to the parish office if you wish to sign up or would like more information. Monday to Friday 10am to 12 noon.

Pastoral Visit

Bishop Fintan Gavin will make a pastoral visit to our parish next Sunday where he will celebrate 9am Mass in St. Mary’s, Knockraha, 10.30am Mass in St. Joseph’s, Little Island and 12 noon Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune. He will also formally entrust the pastoral care of our parish to its new parish priest Fr Damian who was appointed parish priest recently.

Christmas Cards

Parish Christmas Cards are now available from the parish office €3 each with proceeds going to our local St. Vincent de Paul, to Bishop Ryan’s charity in Malawi and to Aid to the Church in Need. The intentions of those who receive the cards will be included in a Triduuum of Masses on Christmas day.

Toys!!!

On the weekend of the 11th & 12th December, we invite families to bring a toy to Mass. The toys will be distributed to families in need this Christmas. Please gift wrap the toy and put a note on the outside indicating whether it is for a boy or girl and the age of the child that the toy would be suitable for. More information in the coming weeks.

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Newsletter Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th November

Mass Intentions for the week ahead

Monday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Deceased members of the O’Brien & Malone families, the Clayton & Hennessy families & Jack & Betty Tobin R.I.P. Please pray today for someone who is ill and has asked for our prayers.

Tuesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Bob Cadwellender whose funeral takes place today in the UK. Jim O’Flynn & Peter Rota R.I.P.

Wednesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Mass for the people of the parish and Prayer Tree Intentions

Thursday @ 10am, Little Island – Deceased members of the Cork IPF Support Group. Deceased members of the McDonald family and John & Sheila Crotty R.I.P.

Friday @ 10am, Little Island – Ciara Casey & Helena Gryczko R.I.P.

Saturday 27th November @ 6pm, Glounthaune – Barry McCarthy & Kathleen Murphy R.I.P.

Sunday 28th November @ 9am, Knockraha – Betty Howard Months Mind & Jack Fenton R.I.P.

Sunday 28th November @ 10.30am, Little Island – Philip & Breda Walsh & deceased family and friends of the Walsh & Carroll families. Mary & Henry Collins R.I.P.

Sunday 28th November @ 12 noon, Glounthaune – Seamus Dolan, Anthony Gravina, Rosemunde McCarthy & deceased friends and family of the McCarthy family.

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Lord, give peace to those who have died and comfort our lonely hearts

Máire Twohig, Glounthaune Village whose funeral took place on Monday. Our sympathy and prayers to her family – Seán, Carmel, Tricia, Colm, Barry, Brendan, Fergal & Laura, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Lilian Yeoman, Glounthaune whose funeral took place on Monday. Our sympathy and prayers to her daughters Marina & Lorenza, extended family, relatives and friends.

Betty Savage, Sunville whose funeral took place this weekend. Our sympathy and prayers to her daughter Eileen, sons Bobby, Johnny & Davie, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Pat Tuttle, Kilcoolishal whose funeral will take place this Monday 22nd at 11am in Glounthaune. Our sympathy and prayers to his wife Maureen, his son Geoff, daughters Miriam and Maeve, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Michael Byrne late of The Highlands whose funeral Mass will take place on Monday 29th November at 11am in Glounthaune. Our sympathy and prayers to his wife Eileen, daughter Brigid, sons Kevin and Dominic, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

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Secretary wanted for Glounthaune NS; Hours per week: 30; Closing date: November 23rd

See full advertisement on Educationposts.ie. Applications will be accepted only by email by 12noon on Tuesday 23rd November 2021 to principal@sncn.ie

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Priest on call – 089 261 5630; Parish Office 021 4353366; Email office@glounthauneparish.ie

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Newsletter Monday 15th to Sunday 21st November

Mass Intentions for the week ahead

Monday @ 10am, Glounthaune – No Mass today

Tuesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – No Mass today

Wednesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – No Mass today

Thursday @ 10am, Little Island – No Mass today

Friday @ 10am, Little Island – Madge & Paddy Murphy R.I.P.

Saturday 20th November @ 6pm, Glounthaune – Jeremiah Broderick, Maude Quinlan, Alice Hennessy, Margot Healy R.I.P.

Sunday 21st November @ 9am, Knockraha – Kitty Collins R.I.P.

Sunday 21st November @ 10.30am, Little Island – Diane Wakefield Months Mind; Maureen Stafford, Tim, Mary & Marguerite O’Brien R.I.P.

Sunday 21st November @ 12 noon, Glounthaune – Deceased members of the O’Brien family, Mai Hennessy, Seán Leahy R.I.P.

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Holy Hour takes place every Wednesday and Friday from 3pm to 4pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune.

Bishop Fintan has asked the priests of the diocese to keep 14th – 18th November free to attend planning talks as the need for pastoral restructuring becomes more evident and urgent. The priests of the diocese will spend this time working together to plan how best to support each other as they move towards closer collaboration in Families of Parishes. Therefore, weekday Masses are cancelled from 15th to 18th November.

Bishop Fintan will be paying a pastoral visit to this parish on the weekend on 4th/5th December. He will celebrate all of the weekend Masses in out three Churches. More information about this will follow in the coming weeks.

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May perpetual light shine upon the faces of all who rest here.
May the lives they lived unfold further in spirit.
May all their past travail find ease in the kindness of clay.
May the remembering earth mind every memory they brought.
May the rains from the heavens fall gently upon them.
May the wildflowers and grasses whisper their wishes into light.
May we reverence the village of presence in the stillness of this silent field.

“On Passing a Graveyard” by John O’Donohue (1956-2008), from Benedictus: A book of blessings (Bantam Press, 2007)

Priest on call – 089 261 5630; Parish Office 021 4353366; Email office@glounthauneparish.ie

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Parish of Glounthaune Newsletter

Monday 8th November – Sunday 14th November

Mass Intentions for the week ahead

Monday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Novena

Tuesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Novena

Wednesday @ 10am, Glounthaune – Novena

Thursday @ 10am, Little Island – Eamon Colbert, Seán, Nora, Conor, Dan, & Tim O’Connell R.I.P.

Friday @ 10am, Little Island – Mass for the Forgotten Souls & private intentions of someone who is ill. and Margaret Carroll R.I.P.

Saturday 13th November @ 6pm, Glounthaune – Bridie O’Sullivan, John Dunne, Sheila McCarthy, Michael Heelen, Maura Tobin R.I.P.

Sunday 14th November @ 9am, Knockraha – Michael Daly, Margaret Gleeson, Paul Cotter, John Hayes R.I.P.

Sunday 14th November @ 10.30am, Little Island – Gerard Kingsley, Gerard Cummins, James & Fr Tim Guinee R.I.P.

Sunday 14th November @ 12 noon, Glounthaune – Kathleen Fennell, Paul Soden, Nellie Fitzpartick RIP

Holy Hour takes place every Wednesday and Friday from 3pm to 4pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune.

Blessing of Graves:

Kilquane after 9am Mass on Sunday 7th November.

Caherlag after 12 noon Mass also on Sunday 7th November.

St Joseph’s, Little Island after 10.30am on Sunday 14th November followed by a blessing in St. Lappan’s, Wallingstown.

Ballyluchra, Glanmire at 1pm on Sunday 14th November.

Bereavement Mass for the families of those who died in the parish over the last 12 months will take place on Saturday 13th November at 7.30pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune. We have written to the next of kin of the those whose funerals took place in the 3 churches in our parish over the past 12 months. Please let us know if you have not heard from us.

Bishop Fintan has asked the priests of the diocese to keep 14th – 18th November free to attend planning talks as the need for pastoral restructuring becomes more evident and urgent. The priests of the diocese will spend this time working together to plan how best to support each other as they move towards closer collaboration in Families of Parishes. Therefore, weekday Masses are cancelled from 15th to 18th November.

Bishop Fintan will be paying a pastoral visit to this parish on the weekend on 4th/5th December. He will celebrate all of the weekend Masses in out three Churches. More information about this will follow in the coming weeks.

Priest on call – 089 261 5630; Parish Office 021 4353366; Email office@glounthauneparish.ie

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