St Joseph’s SMA parish, Wilton, Cork, T12 E436
021 434 1362 www.smawilton.ie [email protected]
Parish team: Fr Michael O’Leary SMA, PP Fr Augustine O’Driscoll SMA, CC Sr Nora Lucey OLA [Parish Sister]
Christ is Risen! Alleluia!!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all public services in the church are suspended until further notice. The celebration of the Mass and other services can be accessed via the parish webcam.
Schedule for Masses [webcam only]
Weekdays: 10am and 5.35pm
Saturday Vigil Mass: 6pm
Sunday: 10.30am and 12 noon
From Friday, 1 May, we will recite the Rosary at 5.10pm, Monday to Friday, to respond to the invitation of Pope Francis to pray the Rosary during Mary’s Month.
Read the Letter of Pope Francis and the two special prayers he proposes we pray with him.
St. Joseph’s SMA Parish, Wilton consists of approximately 800 households.
The Parish includes Lower Bishopscourt, Donscourt, Cardinal Court, Wilton Court & Manor, Clashduv & Riverview Estate, Sandymount, Southbury Road, Summerstown, Green Park, Wilton Lawn & Villas, part of Glasheen Road, Wilton Park Villas, part of Bishopstown Road.
St. Joseph’s Church, Wilton was built in 1897. It was attached to the adjacent St Joseph’s College which for many years was a house of formation for students of the Society of African Missions (SMA) preparing for priesthood in Africa. It is now a residence for retired missionaries as well as a house of mission animation.
The Parish Pastoral team are assisted by a number of lay staff, the Parish Assembly and many volunteers. Next to the church is a large two-storey Community Centre which has a daily morning coffee dock, a Parish office, large community hall and various meeting rooms. This vibrant Centre hosts many groups and activities. St Joseph’s is fortunate in the number of volunteers etc. who are involved in so many activities, both parish-based and beyond. Bingo is run on Monday nights in the Centre and Mother and Child gatherings during the week days, together with numerous activities carried out there during the week. The Parish has a number of active volunteer groups assisting with the work of the parish on various days of the week, including:
Parish Assembly – Baptism team – Bible study group – Meditation group – Prayer Group – Church choir – Bereavement Group – Altar Flower Group – Ministers of the Eucharist Ministers of the Word – Money collectors & counters
The Parish Organist is Niamh Roe.
Parish Office – Opening times
Monday to Thursday: 9.30 am – 5pm (Closed 1pm – 2pm)
Fridays and Saturdays: 9.30 – 4.30 pm (Closed 1pm – 2 pm)
SMA Wilton Parish Centre
Book rooms for a wide variety of events (training courses, leisure events, Counselling services and many other Support groups). In particular we can provide catering for family and friends the evening of the removal of a loved one to the Church. Coffee bar is open from 9am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday.
Some 50 groups, many unconnected to the Parish, use our facilities each week.
Mass Cards are also available at the main SMA House (Outside our main door turn left down steps to the main house blue door).
For information on baptisms and weddings or to obtain a baptismal or confirmation certificate please call to the Parish Office. A stipend of €5 euro is requested for all certificates. You can also find Mass cards etc for various occasions and have a Mass celebrated for a particular occasion.
Bookings for Mass can be made in the Parish office during office hours.
The diary opens in October for Mass Intentions for the months of January – June and in May for Mass intentions July – December.
The 6pm Mass on Saturday and 12 noon Mass on Sunday are reserved for Month’s Mind and 1st Anniversary only.
Please note only Masses for those recently deceased, an Anniversary or a Month’s Mind can be booked in the parish diary. No bookings can be taken over the phone.
Bereavement Support Group: The Bereavement Support group at St Joseph’s SMA Parish is a voluntary ministry which aims to help the bereaved and grieving. Twice a year – September and February – we offer an eight-week session (one evening per week at 8pm) providing an opportunity to the bereaved and grieving to share their experience in complete confidence. Each person is given an opportunity to speak about their bereavement or they may choose not to do so. There is no obligation on anyone to speak. One is free to say as little or as much as she / he wishes. We meet one evening a week for eight weeks at 8pm in the Wilton Parish Community Centre. For further information about the Support Group please contact the Parish Office [details at top of the page]