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

E-mail: skibbereenparish@gmail.com / rathandtheislands@gmail.com


Catholic Faith Communities of Skibbereen, Rath and the Islands

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Bambinelli Sunday will be celebrated on the weekend of the 16th of December. We invite children to bring their crib figures and especially their baby Jesus’s to mass that weekend where there will be a special blessing of these figures.



Remembering Deceased Family Members and Friends at Christmas. While the November Novena for the faithful departed is, in the Catholic tradition, the time when we remember those who have gone before us it is understandable that we also remember them at Christmas. The feast of Christmas which celebrates the birth of the Christ Child is a time when we especially welcome children and our attention is drawn to birth and beginnings.

Of course, we continue to remember loved ones who have gone before us to God.

The Remembrance Book will be placed on the altar during the coming weeks should you wish to include names of family members.





Christmas Confessions: for Skibbereen and Rath:

Sunday 17th December at 6pm in the Cathedral.

All welcome.

Advent: Preparation for the Birth of Christ

It is traditional that we prepare well for the

coming of Jesus into the world and into our

own hearts. One of the main methods of doing

this is to receive the Sacrament of Confession.  

We invite all our parishioners in Skibbereen and

Rath and the Islands to attend Confessions in the Cathedral at 6.00pm.