SMA Parish, Blackrock Road, Cork

Parish Priest 

Fr Alphonse Sekongo SMA, PP    

Production of our Parish Bulletin is suspended until further notice.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all public Masses and other ceremonies are suspended. You are invited, however, to join us every day – by Webcam – for 10am Mass. 
The Church is open from 12 noon – 5pm every day for private prayer. We earnestly ask you that you respect the social distancing guidelines when visiting the church and to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church. 

Sunday and weekday Mass @ 10am – Webcam

FRIENDLY CALL SERVICE: The Friendly Call Cork service is available for older people and those who are alone and isolated. The Friendly Call team will phone individuals everyday to check in with them, ensure that they are safe and chat about their worries. They will also try to deliver shopping to individuals who don’t have anyone else to call on for help. Should you know of anyone who could benefit from this service – or you yourself are in this situation – please contact Brenda Barry on 087 6366407 or [email protected] 

Read a brief history of the SMA presence in  Blackrock Road, the building of the Church and the erection of St Joseph’s SMA Parish, Blackrock Road. 

MASS TIMES – all public Masses cancelled
Sunday: 10am – Webcam only.
Holy Days: Cancelled until further notice.
Monday – Saturday: 7.15am (cancelled) and 10am – Webcam only.

During Lent we have an additional Mass [Monday – Friday] at 6pm.

Novena in Honour of Our Lady (May): Novena Mass @ 7.30pm (except Saturday 7pm)

Novena in Honour of St Therese of Lisieux (23 September – 1 October): Novena Mass @ 7.30pm (except Saturday 7pm)

Holy Souls: From 2 -10 November a Novena of Masses is celebrated at 6pm in honour of the Holy Souls.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is normally available every Saturday at 10.30am and 6.15pm.

 Parish Office phone numbers: 021- 4616327 or 4616328

E-Mail Address: [email protected]This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Baptisms – by appointment with Fr Alphonse. Three weeks notice required.
Weddings – by appointment with Fr Alphonse. Three months notice is required by Church and State. PreMarriage Course required.
Benediction & Devotions: Every Sunday evening at 5pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Monday – Friday 1.30pm – 3pm.