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The Annual Padre Pio Mass at Enniskeane Church is on today Fri May 25th at 7.30pm.
Celebrated by Capuchin Friars. Blessings with relics of St. Padre Pio from 6pm at the church.
A collection is taken up at the is Mass which supports Br Kevin Crowley feeding the homeless at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin.
Monday Dec 18th 7.30pm. Enniskeane Church Carols with Cór na nÓg Inis Céin (Junior choir). Everyone welcome
Tuesday Dec 19th 7.30pm Enniskeane Church Penitential Rite (Community confession).
Wednesday Dec 20th 7.30pm BEDA Hall, Ballineen Interfaith Community Carol Service, followed by refreshments
Wednesday Dec 20th 8pm Newcestown Church Penitential Rite (Community confession).
Thursday Dec 21st 7.30pm Bandon Church Penitential Rite (Community confession).
Saturday Dec 23rd
11.30 — 1 pm Enniskeane Church Individual Confession (Confessional)
6pm Vigil Mass at Ahiohill Church for Fourth Sunday of Advent
7.30pm Vigil Mass at Enniskeane Church for Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday Dec 24th
Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent:
10.30am at Castletown Kinneigh
12 noon at Enniskeane
Christmas Eve Mass
7.30pm at Enniskeane Church
9 pm at Ahiohill Church
Monday Dec 25th Christmas Day
10 am Castletown Kinneigh
Tuesday 26th (St Stephen’s Day) Mass in Enniskeane at 11am.
The parish church of Enniskeane and Desertserges was the dream of Father Daniel Coveney who was parish priest in the parish from 1867 until his death in 1877. Fr Coveney grew up in Tracton Abbey Parish and studied for the priesthood at the Irish College in Rome. He was ordained there in 1839 so he returned to serve in Ireland as a priest in what was to be the most difficult time in Irish history — the Great Famine was about to unfold its devastation on the land and its people.
When Fr. Coveney came to Enniskeane, the people went to Mass in a chapel which stood just north of Enniskeane on the right of the road going up to Gurteenroe. This chapel was probably built in the late 1700s and was by then in disrepair. Fr Coveney persuaded the then Duke of Devonshire to donate land for the new church. He donated 17 acres which were intended to accommodate the church, a presbytery, stable, and grazing for the priest’s horse. The Duke also contributed a generous donation of £250 towards the cost of the building.
Fr Coveney entrusted the design of the church to Richard Evans of Cork. Evan had just completed building a church for Crosshaven parish (near Fr. Coveney’s native parish). History doesn’t record who the builders were but, in all probability, it was built under the oversight of Evan by local labour. The stone was drawn by horse and cart from a “nearby quarry”.
On Sunday, May 7th, 1871, the foundation stone of the new church was laid and blessed by Bishop of Cork, Dr William Delany. This stone is on the external wall of the church — behind the altar.
The inscription on the stone is in Latin and it echoes two aspects of Fr Coveney’s life. His experience in Rome and his devotion to Our Lady. It reads: (more…)
Our parish makes history next Saturday when Sean Crowley, Hollyhill, Balli- neen, will be ordained a priest in our parish church.
It is a special blessing for Sean, his family, relatives and friends, as well as for our parish and our diocese. Sean will serve as a priest in our diocese.
The Ordination by Bishop Buckley takes place during a concelebrated Mass. In some respects, the liturgy resembles a marriage ceremony — in that the Rite of Ordination happens between the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
A few practical things:-
The annual Padre Pio Mass at Enniskeane Church is on this Thursday (May 23rd) at 8pm. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr Joe Nagle, a Capuchin priest from Cork. Blessings with relics of Saint Padre Pio from 6.30pm and after the Mass. Confession also available from 6.30pm until Mass time. All welcome.