Parish Newsletter: 1st April 2012 – Palm Sunday

PALM SUNDAY 1st April, 2012
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Mobile 087-7752948
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10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.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: Brendan Kiely, Station Road
Michael Buckley, Aubane
Mary Jackson (nee Carroll), Inchileagh & Brighton
Connie Creedon, Kilnamartyra
Maureen Delaney, Fenit & Dublin

Easter Ceremony details are at the end of this newsletter

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 31st March, 2012:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Margaret Enright, Freemount

Sunday 1st April, 2012:

Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Peggy & Jerome O’Sullivan, Rathduane

Cullen 10.15 a.m. Tim & Alice O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy & their family:

Bridie & Jimmy O’Connor and

Connie & Breda O’Sullivan

Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen

Anniversaries: Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; Michael O’Leary, Clara Road; Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen; Siobhan & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoula; Jack & Tess Murphy, Claramore; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Mick & Nellie O’Keeffe, Pound Hill; Mai McSweeney, Knocknageeha; Catherine Morley, Coalpits; Danny Forde & Willie Joe Forde, Mologhroe; James Murphy, Cork; Thomas & Margaret Dennehy, Killarney.

Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Holy Saturday 7th April:

Millstreet 9.00 p.m. Mass for People of the Parish

Easter Sunday 8th April:

Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Mass for People of the Parish

Cullen 10.15 am. Mass for People of the Parish

Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Mass for People of the Parish

Parish Capital Collection last weekend: €2431.11. Thanks.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 10.30p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Millstreet. Requests for Prayer & Special Intentions – A box & slips of papers for these intentions can be found at the back of the Church. Each Wednesday the box will be placed on the altar for Mass and then placed in the Adoration Chapel so that people attending can pray for them.

Millstreet Church: Mass on Tuesday & Wednesday at 10.00a.m., unless there is a funeral.

Monday 2nd April: Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass at 7.30p.m for Nonie Lehane, Tullig. There will be a Reconciliation Ceremony after Mass at 8.00p.m.

Mass on Tuesday 3rd for Paddy & Mary Forde, Minor Row at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday 4th: Funeral Mass for Liam Buckley (Liscahane & Middlesex) at 10.00a.m.

CULLEN CHURCH: Collector for next weekend (8th): Paudie O’Keeffe



DIOCESAN COLLECTION next weekend (7th/8th April) for: Peter’s Pence. Your continued support is appreciated.

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: The Brochure for the International Eucharistic Congress (10th-17th June) is now available in your local Church. Advance bookings at a reduced rate available at or by phone (01)2981122 until 9th May or pay at the door in June.

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Fr. Fitzgerald will make calls for the month of April during the coming week.

Congratulations to the following couple who were married in our Parish this week: Nora Meade, Ahane & Tim Moynihan, Coalpits

The Chrism Mass will take place on Tuesday evening next, April 3rd in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 7.30p.m. At this Mass, Bishop Bill Murphy will bless the oils to be used in the administration of the sacraments, throughout the Diocese, in the year ahead. As they do each year, priests will renew their commitment to priesthood at that Mass. All are welcome.

Community Notices

MILLSTREET COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Thanks to all who supported the events held in the school during Lent including the parish talks, the multicultural evening & the Sleep Out which raised €540 for Trócaire. Best wishes to 5th years Laura Dennehy & Orla Kiely as they go to Lourdes as helpers on the IHCPT Pilgrimage for a week during the holidays.

MILLSTREET TURF CO-OP AGM on Wednesday 4th April in Canon O’Donovan Centre at 9.00p.m.

ENABLE IRELAND: Many thanks to everybody who contributed to our collection. The amount raised was €400

AUBANE SOCIAL CLUB: Annual Good Friday Quiz on Friday 6th April at 8.30p.m.

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO: Padre Pio Pilgrimage 17th April, 2012 for 4 nights. Group leader Anne Wilkinson. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Hayes. Details (041)9822902

CLM LOURDES 2012: Adoration Pilgrimage. Details from Maire Smye, CLM HQ (023)8833273.

MILLSTREET VINTAGE DAY: Easter Sunday in K&L Delivery Yard. Proceeds in aid of Millstreet Boys National School, Millstreet St. Vincent De Paul, North Cork Branch MS Ireland and Palliative Care Unit, CUH Cork.

PARISH OFFICE: Please have all notices for Mass Leaflet in by 12 noon Thursday. Office will be closed on Good Friday.

Holy Week CEREMONIES 2012
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 8.00p.m. 6.30 p.m. 8.00p.m.

(Mass of the Lord’s Supper)

Good Friday —— 3.00p.m. 3.00p.m.

(The Lord’s Passion)

Holy Saturday

Polish Community – Blessing of Food 2.00p.m.

(Easter Vigil) 9.00p.m.

Altar of Repose


After Mass until After Mass until After Mass until

Midnight 9.00p.m. Midnight


Millstreet Cullen
Holy Thursday After Mass As announced
Good Friday After both Liturgies
Holy Saturday 12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

Ballydaly Millstreet
Good Friday 7.30p.m. 8.00p.m.

Millstreet Ballydaly Cullen

Holy Thursday

8.00 p.m.

Dr. Pat Casey Brendan O’Sullivan Liam Fitzgerald

Gillian McCarthy

Good Friday

3.00 p.m.

Mona Linehan (readings)

The Passion

Joe Kelly (N)

Liam Flynn (O)

Tim Ring

Noreen Meade


The Passion

Pupils Cullen National School

Holy Saturday

9.00 p.m.

Padraig Creedon

Sharon Lane

Raymond Gilbourne

Marie Kelleher

Easter Sunday Connie Healy (11.30a.m.) Daniel Guerin Marie Morley

Eucharistic Ministers

Millstreet Ballydaly Cullen
Holy Thursday

8.00 p.m.

Group E

Of Vigil Mass

Group C Group H: Moira O’Keeffe & Kate Mary Cremin
Good Friday

3.00 p.m.

Group A

Of 11.30 Mass

Group I: Angela Ring & Michael Forde
Holy Saturday

9.00 p.m.

Group B

Of Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday Group C

Of 11.30 Mass

Group D Group J: Hanna Kelleher & Noreen McSweeney

Should you be unable to attend the above ceremonies, please exchange with someone else.

On Holy Thursday night, April 5th, there will be a re-commissioning Ceremony for the Ministers of the Eucharist in all Churches. All Ministers (new & existing) are asked to make a special effort to attend.

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