SMA Parish, Blackrock Road, Cork

Parish Priest 

Fr Alphonse Sekongo SMA, PP    

Read our Parish Bulletin.

Monday to Satuday: 7.15am and 10am
Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass at 7pm [Saturday] & 10am and 12 noon [Sunday]

Read the Reopening Guidelines to ensure your safety and the safety of all our parishioners and parish volunteers [Ministers of the word and of the Eucharist, Collectors, Sacristan etc.]. Your cooperation is requested to safeguard us all.

If you are unable to come to the Church, we invite you to join us every day – by Webcam – for Masses. 
The Church is open daily from 7am – 5pm for daily Masses and private prayer.
For your safety, and that of others, please sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church.
Please observe social distancing guidelines and signs on display in the church.

Sunday and weekday Masses can be viewed via the parish 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. 


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: [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.