for St Joseph’s SMA Parish, Blackrock Road, Cork
as from the Feast of Mary, Mother of God – 1 January 2012
Statement of Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork & Ross concerning the revised Mass times for the Pastoral Area comprising Ballinlough, SMA Blackrock, Blackrock and Holy Cross, Mahon:
“There have been widespread consultations with local Parish Communities, Parish Councils, Parish assemblies, priests and parishioners. There will be fewer Masses in some areas but every effort has been made to ensure that people will be able to attend Mass locally each weekend. This may result in people who wish to attend Mass at a particular time, having to go to another Church. If a priest is unwell in a parish, a neighboring priest will be able to come and replace him as the Mass times will not coincide. I appreciate these changes will involve a sacrifice for some parishioners change is not easy We are all challenged to find new pathways on our pilgrim journey, new ways of communicating the Faith.”
The Mass schedule for our parish is as follows:
Saturday Vigil Mass @ 7pm.
Sunday Masses @ 10am and 12 noon.
Our daily Masses remain the same:
7.15am Mass – offered each morning for all SMA supporters, living and deceased
10am Mass – offered for specific Intentions which can be booked at the Reception Desk in the SMA House.
Sunday Masses in Ballinlough: Vigil 6pm. Sunday 9am and 11am
Sunday Masses in Blackrock: Vigil 6pm. Sunday 9am and 11am
Sunday Masses in Mahon: Vigil 7pm. Sunday 10am and 12.15pm