Office: 028-22828, Open: Tues, Wed, Thurs from 10.00am to 12.00.

E-mail: /

Catholic Faith Communities of Skibbereen, Rath and the Islands

Announcements 1 Feasts this week

11th: . St Damasus I, born around 304 and died on this day in 384, elected pope in 366. He insisted on the apostolic foundations of the Roman See and was active in opposing fourth-century heresies. He commissioned St Jerome to prepare the Vulgate version of the Bible.

12th: St Finnian studied in Idrone (Co. Carlow) and later in Wales. On his return he settled in Clonard, Co. Meath, around 520, where he established a famous school. His pupils, among whom were Canice, Colum Cille and Brendan, were the initiators of the great monastic expansion in Ireland. He died in 549 and is remembered as the tutor of the saints of Ireland.

13th: St Lucy, desiring to remain consecrated to Christ alone, was martyred in 304 in Sicily during the persecution of Diocletian

14th: St John of the Cross, 1542-1591, a Carmelite who, despite opposition and imprisonment, worked for spreading the reform of the Carmelites. He was a man of prayer, an outstanding poet, a spiritual writer declared doctor of the Church.

The Rosary will be recited at The Lake Cross Grotto on Sunday 10th Dec at 3pm in honour of the feast of The Immaculate Conception. Everyone Welcome