Rosary Prayers for the month of October

Message from Fr Michael

Hi all,


As and from midnight October 6th, 2020 the country moves to Level 3 restrictions for a period of 3 weeks.

The impact on Parish activity and religious services is as follows:-

1. Public Mass is not permitted and moves online.

2. Churches may remain open for private worship.

3. In the case of funerals, a private funeral will take place due to Government advice regarding public gatherings. A maximum of 25 people may attend a funeral.

4. Weddings may take place but no more than 25 people may attend a wedding ceremony.

5. Baptisms are not permitted and should be postponed until there is a return to Level 2 restrictions.

6. First Holy Communion and Confirmation are not permitted and should be postponed until there is a return to Level 2 restrictions.

7. In person meetings of the Parish Pastoral Council and other Parish Committees are not permitted. Consider holding such meetings by Zoom.

8. Social & family gatherings are limited to visitors from 1 other household to a maximum of 6 people or your own household only.

9. The advice from Government is that people should work from home unless absolutely necessary to attend in person. Parish Offices may remain open but subject to strict compliance with all social distancing and hand sanitisation requirements. Face coverings must be worn by anyone visiting a Parish Office.

The Government measures that apply at Level 3 can be viewed online at:
A graphic of the measures in place in Ireland can be viewed online at:

Diocesan Covid Support Team October 6th, 2020

I hope that the restrictions will be effective in controlling the spread of the Coronavirus and that public Masses will resume in the near future. In the meantime, we continue to pray for those who’s lives and livelihoods have been effected by the Coronavirus, those who have died, those who suffer, those who mourn and those who help.  We also pray for those who are working on discovering a vaccine or a cure.  We to pray for each other.
God bless and keep safe

Fr Michael


*Masses at St Mary’s Church, Dingle can be viewed on the Webcam  Click here 

*10am Mass on Radio Kerry each Sunday morning from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee.

Annascaul Parish is a grouping  of families and individuals from Annascaul, Camp and Inch communities who strive to live out the Gospel message. The Gospel gives meaning, direction and hope to our lives. We believe that Christ came that we might have life and have it to the full.

We are in the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area which covers the Parishes of Annascaul, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Castlegregory and Dingle.

Our Parish has three Churches:

  • Church of The Sacred Heart, Annascaul
  • St. Mary’s Church, Camp:
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Inch 

Priest in residence: Fr Donal O Connor                       Secretary: Joan Sayers   Moderator: Fr Michael Moynihan PP Dingle

Parish Office is located in the Presbytery on Station Road, Annascaul.

Annascaul Parish Office Hours:

Monday        : 10am – 1pm (Except Bank Holidays)
Wednesday  : 10am – 1pm
Fridays         : 10am – 4pm

Contacts: Telephone No.: 066 9157103 (Parish Office)       In Emergency please telephone 066 9151208

                                                  email address: annascaul at diocese of kerry dot ie 

Items for inclusion in the Weekly Newsletter to be in Office by 12noon on Thursdays

Please contact Parish Office to book Masses, weddings, baptisms etc.

If you have moved into  our Parish recently and wish to find out more about us, please feel free to contact us. 

Safeguarding Children Parish Policy
The Parish of Annascaul which comprises the communities of Annascaul, Camp and Inch value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.

We recognise the dignity and the rights of all children are committed to their protection and support. In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the church
Safeguarding Children  Contact number is: 087 6362780

For Diocesan Safeguarding Children Policy :


Fr Donal O Connor IT Chaplain is in residence
Annascaul Presbetery
Telephone No.: 066 9157103 (Parish Office)        Email address:


*Newsletter 25th October 2020          -     30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

*Newsletter 18th October 2020           -    29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

* Newsletter 11th October 2020           -    28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

    Parish News:

*Message from Bishop Ray:  Pastoral Care of Annascaul Parish  

In the recent Diocesan changes, I have appointed Fr Michael Moynihan, Parish Priest of Dingle, as Moderator (Administrator) of Annascaul parish. He will work with the other Priests in the Corcha Dhuibhne Pastoral Area, including Fr Eamonn Mulvihill PP Castlegregory and Fr Eugene Kiely PP Ballyferriter. Together, they will minister to the Pastoral and Sacramental needs of the people of Annascaul Parish. While every effort will be made to maintain the existing service, nevertheless it is important to realise that with fewer priests and more demands on them, it is inevitable that there will be changes affecting all parishes. During the months ahead there will be consultation and planning regarding the future Pastoral Care of Annascaul Parish within the Pastoral Area.

Fr John O’Donoghue (Missionaries of Africa) and Fr Donal O’Connor (Chaplain in ITTralee) will be ministering in Annascaul Parish until Christmas.

I wish to thank Fr John, Fr Donal and the Priests of the Pastoral Area for their committment to the people of Annascaul Parish and the wider Corcha Dhuibhne Pastoral area.

Yours in Christ,      + Ray Browne.  10 August 2020.

* Shaping Our Diocese:  A new Diocesan Pastoral Plan entitled Be Christ's Joy, Gur tú Lucháir Chríost for 2016 - 2020 was launched  on 23rd November 2015

* Pioneer Total Abstinence Association:   Pioneers: In 1898, Father Cullen founded the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of The Sacred Heart.  Pioneers are ordinary people who :

(1) Abstain from Alcohol - to make reparation to Christ for the sins of intemperance; - to express their concern for the conversion of excessive drinkers; - to make themselves free and independent of alcohol in order to be of service to others; - to show be example that temperance, indeed total abstinence, is possible even for an Irishman! 

(2) Recite twice daily the brief Pioneer Offering: For thy greater glory and consolation O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Thy sake to give good example to practice self-denial to make reparation to Thee for the sins of intemperance and for the conversion of excessive drinkers, I will abstain for life from all intoxicating drinks.    (3) Wear the Emblem of Christ's Heart, the symbol of the unfailing love and mercy of Christ for us.

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St Mary’s Church Camp As announced none 12noon  As announced
St Josephs Church, Inch As announced none 10.45am  As announced
Church of the Sacred Heart, Annascaul As announced 7pm Vigil none  As announced