Glanmire Parish, County Cork, Ireland - part of the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.

The Eucharist

The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is one of the seven sacraments of the church. It was instituted by Jesus Christ during his Last Supper. Giving his disciples bread and wine during the Passover meal, Jesus commanded his followers to “do this in memory of me” while referring to the bread as “my body” and the wine as “my blood”.

The Eucharist is the very sacrifice of the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus which He instituted to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until His return in glory. Thus He entrusted to His Church this memorial of His death and Resurrection.
 

The Tabernacle

On entering a church, we genuflect to the tabernacle that holds the consecrated host in order to respectfully acknowledge the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, a presence to which a votive candle or sanctuary lamp kept burning close to such a tabernacle draws attention.
 

First Holy Communion

As well as an important year in the life of each child, this is also an important year for their class, their teachers, and for  parents/guardians. It is also a special time too for the parish community. A child’s faith journey began the day they were baptised.  First Holy Communion takes them on another step in their faith journey.

As part of our preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion, we run a parish based programme, ‘Do this in Memory’.

Information on this programme will be shared with classes preparing for First Penance and First Holy Communion.

 

Parish Newsletter

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Mass Newsletter Sun 9th July 2017

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Remembrance Mass – Rathcooney Cemetery, Tuesday 4th July 2017

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Glanmire Parish Assembly – one year in.

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Exam Mass & Prayers at Exam time

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Remembrance Mass – Rathcooney Cemetery, Tuesday 4th July 2017

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Parish Assembly meeting

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Corpus Christi Procession – Sunday 18th June 2017

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May Procession

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