Parish Newsletter – 8th December, 2013


Second Sunday of Advent – 8th December, 2013

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:             Margaret O’Regan, Main Street

                                                Donal Linehan, London, Prohus & Millstreet


Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 7th December:                        

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Margaret Reen, Main Street                               Sunday 8th December:                  

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly Lower Cullen      10.15 a.m.                    Peg Cronin, Cullen                              

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Denis Buckley, Mountleader

Anniversaries:                             Breda Broderick, Clara Road; Denis Cashman, Tullig, Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Bridget, Philip & the deceased members of the Dennehy Family, Mill Road; Bobbie Cronin, The Rectory; Maurice Fitzgerald, Cloghoula; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly Lower; Tony Veart, Ahane; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Michael O’Sullivan, Newmarket; Brian O’Dea, Carrigaline & London; Donie Long, Rylane; 


Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Saturday 14th December:                             

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          Eileen Heelan, Mologhroe                 

Sunday 15th December:          

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

Cullen       10.15 am.                           Jerry O’Leary, Mologhroe

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Tom Cronin, Coolinarne

Millstreet Church: Mass on Monday for People of the Parish at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for Sean O’Riordan, Church Street at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday for Denis Cashman, Tullig at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday for Mary Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace at 7.30p.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 10.30p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Millstreet.     

MILLSTREET CHURCH ALTAR SOCIETY for 15th & 22nd December Group E.

ADVENT TALK: Elma Walsh, mother of the late Donal Walsh (Tralee) will speak in Teach Iosagain on Monday 16th December at 8.00p.m. The theme of the night: “The Welcoming Church – A Source of Hope

Rotas for Next Weekend 14th/15th December   





  6.30 p.m. Marie Kelleher  Group D
  11.30  a.m. Veronica Lyons  


  9.00 a.m. Dan O’Riordan Group E


10.15 a.m. Annabella O’Sullivan Group H:  M. O’Keeffe & K.M. Cremin

CULLEN CHURCH:  Collector for next weekend (15th): Pat Ryan  

Mass on next Thursday for William O’Brien, Nohovaldaly at 7.30p.m.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Thursday in Cullen Church: 10.00am – 7.00p.m. 

DO THIS IN MEMORY: The next night of the special Parish based programme for parents and children preparing for First Holy Communion is taking place next weekend   during Vigil Mass in Millstreet on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th in Cullen at 10.15a.m.  All parents/guardians are asked to participate in this programme.

NIGHT OF DEEPER CONVERSATION in the theme of Advent: A time of preparation and expectation, will be held in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 11th December at 7.00p.m.  A cup of tea will be available from 6.45p.m.  All welcome.

VATICAN QUESTIONNAIRE:  Bishop Ray has asked for Parishes to complete this questionnaire as it will be discussed at the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.  Details on

DIOCESAN COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND in aid of Kerry Diocesan Youth Service.  Ballydaly Church:  Diocesan Collector:  Marie Neenan


In preparation for Christmas a Penitential Service will be held in Millstreet Church on Tuesday 17th December from 7.00 to 8.00p.m. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Church for that hour.  Visiting priests will be available for Confessions.

Community Notices

v      MILLSTREET HOSPITAL: 45 Drive will be held on next Sunday 8th December in Green Glens in aid of hospital at 8.45p.m.

v      MILLSTREET GRAMOPHONE CIRCLEFriday 13th December at 8.15p.m in Canon O’Donovan Centre.  Presenter:  Margaret McCarron, Bandon & Cullen.

v      BOEING/BLACKWATER NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM 2014:  Past & new swimmers are asked to contact Margaret Crean (087) 2212864.   

v      LAUNCH of children’s book The Irish Rascals (by Patricia O’Sullivan) will be take place on 8th December in Ballyseedy Garden Centre, Tralee at 3.00p.m. 

v      MILLSTREET COMMUNITY SCHOOL:  Transition year students present “Moll” by John B. Keane on 10th, 11th & 12th December in the School at 8.00p.m.

v      MILLSTREET CREDIT UNION Mass and Blessing of building on Tuesday 10th at 8.00p.m.  All welcome

v      CULLEN IFA AGM on Monday 9th December in Cullen Community Centre at 8.30p.m.  Presidential elections taking place on the night.

v      CALENDAR 2014 will be for sale in the Parish Centre after Mass this weekend and next weekend. Also available in local shops.  Proceeds to Astro-turf project. 

v      CLOGHOULA NATIONAL SCHOOL: Used clothes collection Monday 9th Thursday 19th. Drop off your bags of used clothes between 10.00 & 2.00pm

v      AUBANE CHRISTMAS MASS & PARTY:  Friday 13th Dec at 8.15p.m. Sunday 15th Family fun afternoon with Santa arriving at 2.00p.m.

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