SMA Parish, Blackrock Road, Cork

Parish Priest : Fr Alphonse Sekongo SMA, PP             

Read our Parish Bulletin

Statement on Funeral Procedures in the diocese of Cork and Ross – January 2021

    Mass via Webcam only

Monday to Friday: 10am                                    Saturday: 10am and 7pm                                    Sunday: 10am and 12 noon

The Church is open daily from after 10am Mass 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!

WEBCAM ADJUSTMENT: To observe GDPR requirements we have adjusted the scope of our webcam so that it shows the Church sanctuary only. 

RECEPTION: Those who want to book Masses, get Mass cards, religious goods from the Reception should please phone 021 4292871 [Monday to Friday, 9.30 – 6pm only]. 

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 (during the present Covid-19 lockdown)

Monday – Saturday: 10am 

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

Vigil Mass at 7pm
Holyday: 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 available by appointment with the Parish Priest. It is also available every Saturday after 10am Mass and at 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.