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Church of the Ascension, Gurranabraher

The Parish of Gurranabraher/Churchfield, (Irish: Garrán na mBráthar – meaning the grove of the Brothers), lies in the northern suburbs; about three kilometres from Cork city centre. It is bordered by Farranree on the east, by Sunday’s Well on the west, by Knocknaheeny on the north and the Cathedral parish on the south. The Church, which looks majestically over Cork city, was built and opened on Ascension Thursday, 1955 – originally serving as an out-station Church of the Cathedral until it was canonically erected as a parish on July 1, 1969.

Mass Times

Sunday: 9.00 am & 11.30 am

Saturday: 5.30 pm Vigil Mass

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am

Working Holydays: 8.00 am & 10.00 am

Eve of Working Holydays: 6.00 pm Vigil

Contact Us

Phone: 021 4303655 or 085 8041951

Email: ascensionparish123@gmail.com

Parish Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 12.30 pm.

Latest News

October 2021

Handel’s Messiah Recital in Ascension Church – November 28th 2021 @ 8pm

The East Cork Choral Society will perform George Frideric Handel’s great work about the life of Jesus, titled ‘Messiah’, at Ascension Church, Gurranabraher on Sunday, November 28, @ 8pm. Admission – €20.

Soprano – Gemma Magner;
Alto – Sarah Luttrell,
Tenor – Peter O’Reilly;
Bass – Gheorghe Palcu;
East Cork Orchestra – Eithne Willis, leader.
Conductor – Colin Nicholls.

All proceeds, after expenses, will be divided between St Joseph’s Parish Mayfield and our own parish, Gurranabraher.

Tickets available at Parish Office. (021 4303 655)

Masses on Monday, 1st November 2021 – All Saints – @ 8am & 10am

This Monday, the Feast of All Saints, begins the great crusade of prayer for the dead that the Church initiates each month of November. On the Feast of All Saints the Church rejoices with all the Saints who now share at God’s Heavenly Banquet. For the remaining days of November we remember those Souls now undergoing purification before the can share at God’s Table. We invite you to come to Mass during this month and pray for all whom you have loved and gone before you. Mass each morning at 10am.

November Remembrance Mass 2021

This year we will have two November Remembrance Masses for all those who died since November, 2020.

The first Mass, on Saturday, 6th November at 5.30pm will remember all those who died between November, 2020 and May, 2021.

The Second Mass, celebrated on Sunday 7th November at 11.30am, will remember those who died from June, 2021 to the present.

All families will be notified of this arrangement. Two family members will be invited on the night to bring forward the lighted candle in memory of their loved one. This candle will be placed on the Altar at the Remembrance Mass.

July 2021

Church Front Gates gone for Refurbishment

The Church front gates ‘in situ’ since 1955 have finally gone for refurbishment. These gates donated to Bishop Lucey in 1955 following an appeal for finances and building materials – as he undertook the building of five churches located in the heart of new estates springing up around the city suburbs – were later discovered to be of great artistic and historical value. The gates fabricated by John Parry, one of Ireland’s Master craftsmen in the early 1900s, were specially commissioned for the Carnegie Library built beside the City Hall; and officially opened in 1905. The Carnegie Library was burnt to the ground in 1920 when British Crown Forces set the city alight. These gates are probably the only remnants of Carnegie Library that survived the inferno. The gates have been described at a ‘national treasure’ by noted blacksmiths and one of the few pieces of John Perry’s superb work in Cork city. The refurbishment is being done by Mr Pat Ronan and sponsored by the National Heritage Council.

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