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Catholic Faith Communities of Skibbereen, Rath and the Islands

Parish Office

Opening Hours:

Tuesday morning from

10 am - 12 noon.

Please contact Margaret in advance by leaving a message

on 028 22828 or email and she will respond to your request during office hours.

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An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

Cathedral Windows

Thought for the Day.
Hello from Santiago 2009.
My Feet feel like they belong to someone else. Some alien that has landed on the planet that formally didn't need feet but now has to put up with them. I was missing ye all in Santiago. I was in the Cathedral 
today for the 12 Mass and the Irish Pilgrims got a mention. 200,000 souls walk this road every year.  I mean the big one, the 800km one. Not to mind the day trippers and the ones who join the road from buses 100 km out from the city of Santiago De Compostella.  Eight hundred miles done, 29 days of walking, I hope that I am a much more humble man.  I know a lot more about wounded-ness, about Calvary, about staying with it cause no matter how much you want to get there, whether its beginning to rain or the sun is burning your neck or you realize your 9 km out and have run out of water, your never there until your there. The journey must be taken; there is no other way. One foot must be placed in front of the other, no matter how much you would like to say "beam me up Scotty." No man, there's no escape and thank God for it, we are all on this beautiful scary Camino of life its not a dress rehearsal, it should not be taken for granted.  Life is both fearful and wonderful.
Be home soon Love to all
Fr Chris.

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