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Fitting Honour for Gougane Sacristan

posted January 15 2016

Sheila O'Leary retired sacristan of St. Finbarr's Oratory, Gougane Barra was duly honured recently as a Dame of the Pontifical Order of Saint Sylvester.
It was a fitting honour for Sheila O'Leary who gave so much of her time to the church. On December 29, Sheila was surrounded by her daughters Pauline and Helen and their family along with a host of friends for this momentous occasion. The Pontifical... continue reading »

Opening of the Holy Door

posted December 17 2015

On Saturday evening last at 6:30pm Bishop John Buckley opened the Holy Door for the Jubilee of Mercy announced by Pope Francis to begin on 8th December until 26th November 2016. Last Tuesday Pope Francis inaugurated the year by opening the Holy Door at Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.
The opening of the door here in Cork at Saint Francis Church, Liberty Street, Cork coincided with Pope Francis... continue reading »

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