Fr. Michael O’Sullivan, a priest in Cork had long cherished a dream to establish a group of missionary priests similar to the Vincentians. Following along the lines of the Irish Vincentians, he and a young Maynooth student, Mr. Kelsh began a school. This was a success but seeing no sign of being able to form a community, Fr. O’Sullivan offered the school to the Vincentians along with himself and Mr. Kelsh for admittance to the Congregation. These two new members of the Congregation along with Frs. Kickam, Gillooly and Burton formed a new community in Cork.In addition to the work at the school, they were also given a chaplaincy to the Asylum and at the proposal of the Bishop, preached in some church in the city every Sunday.
After a few years, they undertook to erect a church for themselves; no mean feat when there was no congregation to support them. However, Fr. O’Sullivan was much loved in the city of Cork and contributions came flooding in. Work began on this prominent site in the city, and it became a project dear to the people of Cork’s hearts. When the roof was partially on, one night a great storm blew up and levelled the building back down to the first storey. The next morning the whole city knew about the disaster that befallen the missioners and all agreed that work should continue. More donations flooded in.
Over the course of many years and under the guidance of various parish priests, the church at Sunday’s Well has grown and now stands as one of the finest in Cork city today.
7:30pm (Monday Only) followed by Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal – except bank holidays
after 10:00am mass
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