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

Saturday Vigil – 7.30 pm
Sunday – 10.15 am


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                                                 10.15 am  

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 at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (including St. Patrick’s Day) is suspended for everybody…

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 Facebook “Listen Live Radio”

RTE News Now TV broadcasts Mass every weekday at…

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 Church. Huge thanks to Fr Michael Kelleher Adm, Skibbereen and Rath and The Islands and…