Parish Newsletter – 28th March 2010



passion Sunday of LENT

28th March 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  /  Cullen  029-79028   / Mobile 087-7752948

Email: <email>

Parish office opening hours:


10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

Recent Deaths: Margaret O’Connor, Shanaknuck

Cáit Cronin, Killmeedy East

Tom Quilter, Tralee (brother of Sr. Noreen)

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday, March 27th

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula

Cullen Vigil 8.00 p.m. Timothy O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy & Ballydaly

Sunday, March 28th

Millstreet   8.30 a.m. Margaret Looney, Claraghtlea

Ballydaly 9.30 a.m.

Cullen      10.30 a.m. George & Kathleen Forde, Lislehane

Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Michael O’Leary, Clara Road

Anniversaries: James Murphy, Cork , –  Nora Rea, Kilcorney,-  Paddy Casey, Clara, –  Hanna & Jeremiah Kelleher, Tooreenbawn, –  Abina & deceased members of Cronin Family, Killowen, –  Matt Twomey, Brook Park, Kilcorney ,  –  Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen – Thomas & Margaret Dennehy, Killarney, Timothy O’Sullivan, Lackadota, Julia O’Riordan, Dromsicane, – Patrick & Lena Buckley, Aubane – John C. & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale Jack Murphy, Claramore,

Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Saturday, April 3rd

Millstreet  9.00 p.m.  (Easter Vigil) free

Cullen 8.00 p.m.

Sunday, April 4th

Millstreet 8.30 a.m.

Ballydaly 9.30 a.m.

Cullen 10.30 am Tim, Timmy Joe & Elizabeth Dennehy, Derragh

Millstreet 1130 a.m. Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen

Parish Capital Collection last weekend: €2,438.50 Thanks.

Peter’s Pence Collection next Weekend: Easter weekend 3rd / 4th April This collection supports the ministry of the Pope in his task of uniting the many different strands of the Church and enables the many charitable initiatives promoted by the Holy Father.

Masses in Millstreet: this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only at 10.00 a.m. each morning unless there is a funeral.

Masses in Cullen: Monday 7.30 p.m. Tuesday 10.00 a.m. & Wednesday 10.00 a.m.

Communion Calls to the Sick & Housebound: Fr. Declan will make his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound in his area for the month of April on Thursday afternoon  next  (April 1st ).  Should anybody else wish a visit please feel free to call on him.

TIME CHANGE: Remember to put clocks forward 1 hour on this Saturday night for Summer time.  Please note there will no change in Mass times in our Parish.

Spring Dues in Green: Mίle Buίochas to you who have already handed in your Spring / Easter Dues (Green Envelopes) which supports your priests. Should you  not have received a box of envelopes please inform the Parish Office and we can get one sent to you. There may be other householders who do not take a Parish Capital Box but would be willing to take the envelopes that support your priests – you may collect a green envelope at the back of the church. You may drop in your Spring Dues envelope into the Offertory Box, at your Station Mass should one be held or drop directly into the Parish Office.  Whatever way you do it, or whatever contribution, it is deeply appreciated. Many Thanks for your kindness and support. May God reward you.

Trocaire Offerings: Please return your Trocaire Lenten Contribution to the Church during the Week and place in the special box in the church. It would facilitate us greatly if you put your offering into the special envelope that was in the Trocaire package . Check out the work of Trocaire on . Many thanks for your generosity.

Do this in Memory of Me programme: The children & Parents of our First Holy Communion classes are asked to come to Mass of the Last Supper of your church on Thursday next at 8.00 p.m. to continue their programme.

Parish Office closed: on Good Friday at lunch time. Please have all items for the newsletter and anniversaries into Secretary by 10.30 a.m. Thanks for co-operation.

MILLSTREET CHURCH ALTAR SOCIETY: for March 28th & 4th April is Group A.


Community Notices

v Vintage Family Fun Day on easter sunday: All plans are under way for the big day for our Parish in the Green Glens on Easter Sunday. Many thanks to the many people who have offered to help on the day. Also thanks to you who have purchased and sold tickets for the Grand Draw. Tickets are again available at back of the church to take away to sell to your friends and relatives. The Committee Members are really appreciative of all your support and please return all stubs to the Parish Office as soon as possible.

v Cullen Special Needs Association: Final night of Annual sponsored -‘weigh in’ Monday March 29th. Presentation of prizes: Please return sponsorship cards. Thanks.

v aubane Annual Table Quiz: Good Friday at 8.30 p.m. in Aubane Community Centre. €40.00 per table. All are welcome!

v Courtmacsharry Life Boat: Street collection on Easter weekend.

v Millstreet Féile Ceoil: Sunday, 18th April 2010

Invitation from our Bishop- Come to the Chrism Mass on Tuesday night

‘Just as your priests have been present at times of significance and commitment in your life – Baptism, First Penance and Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Funerals, – as your Bishop, I invite you to join with me to pray for us, your priests as we renew our ordination commitment to grow in the likeness of Christ and to give our lives in service at the Chrism Mass which tales place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Tuesday next, March 30th at 7.30 p.m. There will be  refreshments afterwards.

Bishop Bill Murphy

Holy Week Ceremonies  2010

We invite you to enter into the spirit of Holy Week by joining us for the Holy Week Ceremonies which celebrate the anniversaries of the events of the Passion, death and Resurrection of Our Lord. They are taking place at the following times:

Ballydaly      Cullen          Millstreet

Holy Thursday 8.00 p.m.                    8.00 p.m.            8.00p.m.

( Mass of the Lord’s Supper)

Good Friday

(The Lord’s Passion)                      3.00 p.m.                   3.00 p.m.              3.00p.m.

Stations of the Cross 8.00 p.m.                   8.00 p.m.              8.00 p.m.

Holy Saturday

(Easter Vigil) _ 9.00p.m. 9.00p.m.


Ballydaly Millstreet Cullen
Wednesday 12 noon to 1.00 p.m. .
Holy Thursday After Mass 12 noon to 1.00 p.m. & after Mass After Mass
Good Friday 12 noon to 1.00 p.m & After both Liturgies After liturgy
Holy Saturday 12 noon to 1.00 p.m. After Mass


Millstreet                         Ballydaly                      Cullen

Holy Thursday

8.00 p.m.

Catriona Kelleher Denis O’Brien Eileen Ryan
Good Friday

3.00 p.m.

Veronica Lyons ( reading)

The Passion

Joe Kelly ( N. )

Mona Linehan (O)

Josephine Murphy [1st]

Nono O’Connor ( N)

Dre. McAulliffe (O)

Aisling O’Riordan

Marie Morley

Holy Saturday

9.00 p.m.

Padraig Creedon

Liam Burke

Raymond Gilbourne,

Jerry Doody ( Epistle)

Noreen Meade

Hugh O’Keeffe

Patrica Murphy

Tom O’Riordan

Easter Sunday Mary Dennehy 8.30 a.m.

Mgt Kelleher 11.30 a.m.

Brendan O’Sullivan

9.30 a.m.

Gillian O’Sullivan

10.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Ministers

Millstreet Ballydaly Cullen
Holy Thursday

8.00 p.m.

Group A

of Vigil Mass

Group F

Group D

of the Vigil Mass

Good Friday

3.00 p.m.

Group A

of the 11.30 am. Mass

Group A

Bernard Murphy

Delia Murphy

Group D

of the 10.30 a.m. Mass

Holy Saturday

9.00 p.m.

Group B

of the Vigil Mass

Group E

Of the Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday Group B

of the 11.30 a.m. Mass

Group B

Group E

Of the 10.30 a.m. Mass

Passion Sunday Reflection

Jesus said:’ I am the Good Shepherd; the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep’.

Jesus did not have to suffer and die. He had a choice.

He choose to suffer and die because he cared about the flock God had entrusted to him. What Jesus wants from us is not our suffering, but a life of love and service.

Such a life will inevitably bring suffering.

But Jesus supports all those who follow him down the road of faithful and generous service.

Some men see things as they are and say why  …. I dream of things that never were and say why not? …. (George Bernard Shaw)

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