SMA Parish, Blackrock Road, Cork

Parish Priest 

Fr Alphonse Sekongo SMA, PP                                    

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Covid-19 restrictions – Mass via Webcam – Covid-19 restrictions

Following the Government decision on 5 October 2020 we are forced to close our Church for public services [except funerals]. We are ‘returning’ to celebrating Mass each day without a congregation. You are invited to join us via our parish webcam

Monday to Saturday: 10am
Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass at 7pm [Saturday] & 10am and 12 noon [Sunday]

The Church is open daily after the 10.30 Mass [after 12 noon Mass on Sunday] until 5pm for private prayer. For your safety, and that of others, please sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church as well as observing social distancing guidelines and signs on display in the church.
The Church is sanitised daily by a team of parish volunteers. Please assist them by sanitising the place where you sat / knelt during your visit. Thank You!

Covid-19 restrictions – Mass via Webcam – Covid-19 restrictions


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 every day 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 

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. 


Monday – Saturday: 7.15am and 10am 

Vigil: 7pm [Saturday]
Sunday: 10am and 12 noon

Vigil Mass at 7pm
Holyday: 7.15am, 10am and 12 noon

Click Webcam to watch online.
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: parish.blackrock@sma.ieThis 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.