Lay Associations:

An Realt

Promotes the use of the Irish language as part of living our faith. Deasgnatha na casca: Pilgrimage to Knock last Sunday of April
Tel: 021 4544453 or 021 4961492

The Catenians

Founded in 1908, the Catenians are an international brotherhood of practising Catholic laymen who meet socially, at least once a month, in local branches, known as Circles.
The Association is not a fund raising agent for the Catholic Church, nor is it a Catholic action group. On an individual basis, Catenians take an active part in the life of their parishes and many play a leading role in their dioceses and Catholic lay organisations locally and nationally. The Association is non-political though Catenians are prominent in many aspects of public life and service.
The Cork Circle meets in the Rochestown Park Hotel on the first Thursday of each month (except August).

Tel: The Membership Officer: 021 4291784

Knights of St. Columbanus

A Catholic lay organisation whose purpose is "to restore all things in Christ". Does charitable work. Has an active retirement group. Built and manages the hostel for families of hospital pateints in Wilton. New members welcome.

Address: Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork.
Tel: 021-4345754
Email: WWW:

Lay Dominicans (Third Order)

Lay Dominicans are lay members of the Dominican Order who come together regularly to pray and reflect on the Gospel message. There are three Chapters in Cork.

Address: St. Mary's, Pope's Quay, Cork
Tel: 021 4502267
Address: St. Dominic's, Ennismore, Cork
Tel: 021 4502520

Legion of Mary

Formed to perform spiritual works of mercy, it is over 75 years in existence and is over 70 years in Cork. Legionaries visit homes, hospitals, prisons; run junior branches and youth clubs; do street and hostel work and tasks required by parishes. They may work abroad as missionaries. the Legion values the prayers of its non-active auxiliary corps.

Address: Cork Comitum, 35 Mary Street, Cork
Opening Hours: Mon & Wed 8 - 10pm
Tel: 021 4319077
Ross Enquiries Tel: 028 33731

Meals on Wheels

Address: South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4273777
Address: Community Centre, Green Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4963251

Meals On Wheels & Day Care Centre
Address: 1 Peter Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4273934

Sick Poor Society

The Sick Poor Society of St. Finbarr's South Parish meet every Monday at 7.30pm in a room at the back of St. Finbarr's South Church, Dunbar Street, Cork. This Society has been in existence for the past 100 years. It provides coal and money to needy families on the south side of the city - from Mahon to Bishopstown. Members, in pairs, visit at least one family per week.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

This is a voluntary organisation whose members offer support and friendship to the poor and disadvantaged by promoting self sufficience and working for social justice. The work includes home visitation, hospital and person visitation, educational support, hostels for homeless men, debt advice and job creation. We also supply clothing, footwear and furniture at a reasonable cost.

Head Office: Ozanam House, 2 Tuckey St, Cork
Tel: 021 4270444
Fax: 021 4270644
Hostel: Angelsea Terrace
Tel: 021 4317889 or 021 4317636
Community Shop: Mayfield Shopping Centre
Tel: 021 4501577
Family Centre: Station Road, Ballincollig
Tel: 021 4874626
Clothes & Furniture Depot: Gerald Griffin Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4300799

St. Joseph's Young Priests Society

This is a lay society founded to pray for vocations and to help finance the educational needs of young priests during their training.
Contact: Edmund Butler, Cork & Ross Diocesan Committee
Tel: 021 4778334


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