Important Notice from Bishop Fintan Gavin, 2nd September 2021

Following Tuesday’s government announcement on Reframing the Challenge, continuing our Recovery and Reconnecting of new public health measures all religious ceremonies can proceed with up to 50% of church capacity while still being subject to appropriate protective measures including social…

Public Worship Recommencing

Weekday Masses

Weekday Masses will recommence the week beginning Monday 10th May.

Mass for Rath is available online. Unfortunately, despite our best-efforts cameras are not yet installed in the Cathedral. Therefore, weekday Mass times will be:

Skibbereen at 9.30…

Holy Week Schedule for Skibbereen and Rath and The Islands Parishes

(Please see Facebook Pages and Newsletter for further updates)



Sacred Heart Church, Rath—10.15 am

Streamed live on:



Sacred Heart Church, Rath 7.30 pm

Evening Mass of the Lord’s…

Celebration of Mass will move to online only from Saturday 26th December 2020

From Saturday 26th December, in accordance with government guidelines, the Celebration of Mass will move to online only.

Masses will be live-streamed via the webcam in Sacred Heart Church, Rath on

Mass Schedule:

Weekend Mass

Online Christmas Mass Times

Due to the  Covid – 19 restrictions in place, admission to these Masses is by ticket ONLY  

Thursday, 24th  December – Christmas Eve           

Sacred Heart Church, Rath                                        …

Open for Prayer

In challenging times like this people find strength, consolation and hope in prayer. We rediscover the value of the traditional prayers such as the Rosary, the Memorare, and St Patrick’s Breastplate etc. The obligation to be physically present…

Hear Mass via the Radio, TV and Internet

Radio Maria: Mass is broadcast daily at 10.00 am and on Sunday at 10.00 am and 11.00 am. Listen on Saorview ch210, or on the “Radio Maria Ireland” App, or on Internet and on…

Séipéal Naomh Ciarán Repainting

Repainting of the interior of our Church Séipéal Naomh Ciarán is finally complete. Sincerest thanks to all who gave their time, skills, labour and so very many generous financial donations to the preservation of this small remote island…