Holy Week Schedule for Skibbereen and Rath and the Islands Parishes 2022


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Thursday 14th April – Holy Thursday

6.30pm    St Patrick’s Cathedral: Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Holy Hour after Mass
7.00pm    St. Ciarán’s Church,…

Update on Covid Guidelines from Bishop Fintan Gavin

Bishop Fintan sent the following message to all parishes recently:

Protective Measures

It is important that people are encouraged to continue wearing a face covering in the church while priests and Eucharistic Ministers should continue to wear a face covering…

Parishes support bereaved families with revised Diocesan Funeral Policy

The funeral rites of the Catholic Church as well as social patterns at funerals have changed over the years. A recent policy published by the Diocese of Cork and Ross takes account of recent changes while preserving the sacred nature…

New Cork and Ross Diocesan Funeral Arrangements

In the past two weeks, Cork and Ross Diocese has had meetings with Clergy, Funeral Directors and Parish Funeral Team Members, to explain the new arrangements for funerals.

The main changes are:

  • There will be no Sunday Funerals from…

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

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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…