SMA Parish, Blackrock Road, Cork

Parish Priest : Fr Alphonse Sekongo SMA, PP             

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Monday to Saturday: 7.15am and 10am.
Sunday: 7pm on Saturday (Vigil), 10am and 12 noon (Sunday).
You can still join us via the parish webcam at any time.  

Baptisms: From this Thursday, 5 August 2021, we are allowed by Bishop Fintan to resume baptisms in the Church under strict arrangements, including making every effort to limit the attendance to not more than 10. See the Parish Newsletter for complete details.

Funerals and Weddings: From Thursday, 5 August 2021, up to 100 people can participate in a Wedding and 50 mourners at a Funeral Mass. For your safety, and that of everyone else, please observe social distancing at all times, particularly outside the Church building.

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 (until Sunday evening, 9 May)

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
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
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