SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
10th DECEMBER, 2017
CANON JOHN FITZGERALD P.P.
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
EMAIL: <email> WWW.DIOCESEOFKERRY.IE
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
10.00A.M.-1.00P.M. & 2.00P.M.-5.00P.M.
Yourprayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:
RECENT DEATHS: Kit Cotter, Mill Lane & England; Jerry O’Connell, Essex & Lissaniska.
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END: Saturday 9th December: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Margaret Reen, Main Street Sunday 10th December: Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly Lower Cullen 10.15 a.m. Jerome, Rita & Nicholas O’Connell, Lissaniska & the recently deceased Jerry O’Connell, Essex Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Lily & John Moore, Liscreagh
ANNIVERSARIES: Bobby Cronin, The Rectory; John “Sing” O’Sullivan & Bina Singleton, Mill View; Donal Linehan, Main Street; Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Mushera & Church Street; Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Maurice Fitzgerald, Cloghoulamore; Hugh & Catherine Kelleher, Cloghoulabeg; Angela Cronin, Willow Brook; Jack Murphy, Cahirdowney; John & Kathy Dennehy, Curragh; Paddy & Julia Buckley, Carrigacooleen; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly Lower; Timmy Keane, Coolikerane; Tony Veart, Ahane; Brian O’Dee, Carrigaline & London. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th December 2017”
Hi everyone, I have lovely original Irish bronze Christmas turkeys for sale. I’m a big believer in local produce. I can bone & roll your turkey if needed. I’ve hatched and rear these turkeys myself so there Irish to the highest standard. If you need any more information please contact me Sean @ 0857847879 and I’d be glad to speak to you.
Millstreet Community Hospital are looking to renovate their palliative care room in the hospital and are in need of your help. If you can come to our concert on the 8th of December it would be greatly appreciated.Tickets are available at Millstreet Hospital and from local outlets. [read more …] “Christmas Concert in Millstreet Church”
Some of the world’s greatest event riders will be heading to the Green Glens Arena and adjoining Drishane Castle Demesne in 2018 as it was announced recently that Millstreet will host the Irish leg of the 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series from August 22nd to August 26th next year. Speaking after the announcement, Millstreet director Thomas Duggan said:
“It is an honour to be bringing international team competition of the highest order back to Millstreet. Having seen the extraordinary level of talent at our recent Pony (2014) and Junior/Young Rider (2016) European Championships, I’m looking forward to seeing what senior riders make of the Mike Etherington-Smith designed Cross Country track and the unique Irish welcome we offer to all visitors.” – read the full article on Millstreet.horse
Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Wednesday 13 December 2017 in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are welcome to attend and join our Club.
Even in an improving economy, it can still take just one small problem to tip someone into crisis and poverty. But we know that a little help at the right time can change everything. This Christmas, over 140,000 people in communities across the country will ask St. Vincent de Paul for help with food, fuel and basic clothing. Some of these are in our community. Please support the SVP Annual Appeal this weekend at the Church Door collections in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh, and Kilcorney at all Masses. Your help can last a lifetime. [SVP]
The Christmas season got off to a great start in Cullen on Sat. Dec. 2nd, when the Cullen and District special Needs Association hosted the 37th annual Christmas Mass in the seasonally decorated Cullen Community Centre, which was much admired and appreciated by all guests. The sun shone brightly as all assembled forMass celebrated by Cullen native Fr,Anthony O’Keeffe, with the local choir and organist Susan O’Connor, adding to the celebration and making it such a special and meaningful occasion. Dr.Casey welcomed all the guests and was delighted to see such a great crowd. Afterwards there was plenty of food, music and craic to pass the afternoon, including a brilliant disco with D.J. Sean Sheehan. There was no scarcity of dancers among the guests who also contributed songs.
In the meantime the ladies from Kanturk Red Cross had a busy evening as many of the guests enjoyed some relaxing hand massage and nail painting.
Once again 5th year students from Millstreet Community School have been given the opportunity to go to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (IHCPT). Ciara Manning and Denise Healy will be joining Group 126 for a week at Easter 2018. They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.
As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and travel costs for their week in Lourdes (€650/person). The first event will be a bake sale to be held on Saturday 16th December in Millstreet parish centre after the 6.30pm Mass. Your support is appreciated.
Kanturk Mallow Municipal District held a reception in recognition of the achievements of the groups from Millstreet Town and Kiskeam Village. Chair of Kanturk Mallow MD Cllr Timmy Collins noted the dedication of each Tidy Town group, “On behalf of the Members of the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District and staff I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers in each of our Tidy Towns groups throughout the District. Their dedication and personal sacrifice in making our towns and villages better places to live and work in is inspiring. Tidy Town Groups and their communities add significantly to the quality of what we have in Cork County and their ongoing work is proudly supported by Cork County Council. This Municipal District will continue to support their work through the funding allocated to groups in the Community Funding Schemes, which will be advertised again early in 2018…” – read the full article by Cork Co. Co.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report.
The last of the qualifying rounds of our Millstreet Got Talent Festival was held at the Clara Inn on Saturday night, and the grand final will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel at the end of January. The Community Council who organised the event are delighted with the interest shown in the venture and with the air of fun and enjoyment that it created in the run-up to Christmas. The members worked very hard make it the great success that it is and they promise that the final at the end of January will be a night not to be missed.
The Community Council would like to remind people that the last day for renewing the Text Alert Scheme for 2018 is December 16th. Please drop into Wordsworth Book Store, sign the form and pay the annual fee of €10 to ensure that you will receive warnings from the Gardai, of any suspicious happenings in your area during the year ahead.
The Community Council supported the Christmas Lights fund and also gave a donation towards the cost of sending our young science students to Dublin.
Let me remind you again that for the moment, personal alarms are being installed free to qualifying recipients. The Council members who are in charge are: Dan 087 689 33 78 or Michelle 087 922 74 15.
Congrats to Denis Moynihan on his victory on Saturday in the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally. He edged out another local man who had led early on – Mark Falvey by twelve seconds. OnThePaceNote.com interviewed Denis directly after the last stage and it can be seen on their video (from 2:40-3:20). Denis said: “It’s very special, any time you win is special. Especially in Killarney, I suppose I’m not that far away from here originally – Millstreet. The effort my brother John, Sean, and AnnMarie put in to make sure the car was ready – they did a fabulous job, and Ger on the notes and Dan and Mark servicing and everything, it was a real family affair It’s great for every one of us, it’s fabulous.” [read more …] “Denis Moynihan Wins the Killarney Historic Rally”
Teddies in Wellies – keeping bears warm in this cold weather – The Thrift Shop at Minor Row has a new Facebook page, and they have more than you’d expect. Give them a like.
December has arrived and the Christmas season is creeping up on us quickly. In our weekly roundup of pictures on social media, In Pictures this week has twenty plus photos with a more festive feel. See them below: [read more …] “In Pictures – 3rd December 2017”
MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END: Saturday 2nd December: Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Joan & Jack Healy, Minor Row Sunday 3rd December: Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor Cullen 10.15 a.m. Eileen, Tony & Michael Moynihan, Coalpits Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Tade Corcoran, Coolikerane
ANNIVERSARIES: Denis & Catherine Kelleher, Killowen; Pat O’Connell, Tullig; Denis & Fr. Michael Cashman, Tullig; Margaret O’Regan, Main Street; Philip Cronin, Pound Hill; Margaret O’Byrne, West End; Mary Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; Denis Buckley, Mountleader; John C & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Jack Kelleher, Dromsicane; Mary O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy; Francie Herlihey, Glountane; Daniel & Julie Guerin, Ballydaly; Dominic Cronin, Knockduff; Margaret Cronin, Lisnaboy & Rathmore; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Sheila O’Callaghan, Charleville; Michael & Mary Kiely, Ballymacarberry. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 3rd December, 2017”
Congratulations to St. John’s GAA Club, Duhallow’s newest and smallest club, who after seven years have won the Junior B Championship, after they beat Dromtarriffe last night in Millstreet on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-3.
After loosing the county final earlier in the year, they stuck with it and earned their well deserved reward 
Early childhood care and education 4th year student available for evening, weekend and Christmas holiday babysitting. Garda vetted and certified in first aid. References available. Contact me at 0863471836.
Hi Everyone, as you all will probably agree, Andrzej (Andrew) is a great ambassador for the club. He has a big heart and gives up his own time to help others who are less fortunate. He is currently trying to raise money for a friend of his back in his homeland who is paralysed and confined to his house as he lives in a 2nd floor apartment and unable to get up and down the stairs without assistance.
The fund raiser is called the “42 Steps to Freedom“. You can find more information on his FB page but basically he is looking for sponsorship for each KM of the Clonakilty Marathon.
I think it would be great if we could pull together as [read more …] “Andrzej’s 42 Steps to Freedom”
Tonight’s heat of Millstreet’s Got Talent takes place at the Bush Bar starting at 9:30pm. Following that, The Kickers who hail from the Clondrohid area are playing a return gig in The Bush Bar at 10:30pm. A great night guaranteed, everyone welcome!
Tomorrow Saturday’s Millstreet’s Got Talent Qualifier takes place in the Clara Inn.