Parish Newsletter – 23rd March, 2014


Third Sunday of Lent – 23rd March, 2014

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


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:             Eily Greaney, Lackabawn


Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 22nd March:                        

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Diarmuid & Cait Cronin, Kilmeedy                   

Sunday 23rd March:                  

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                                                                         

Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Jack & Mary O’Brien, Carrigaline                        

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Liam Buckley, Middlesex & Liscahane

Anniversaries:                             Denny Twomey, The Bridge; Mary Murphy, Church Street; Denis O’Regan, Station Road; Dan Lyons, Station House; Paddy & Mary Forde, Minor Row; Batt O’Keeffe, Mill View & Clara Road; John C & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Andrew Smyth, Murphy’s Tce., Michael Mahony, Ballydaly; Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill, Rathcoole; Matt Twomey, Brookpark, Kilcorney;  Margaret O’Shea-Leonard, Newmarket & Murphy’s Tce., J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty.


Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Saturday 29th March:                             

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          Brendan Kiely, Coomlogane                               

Sunday 30th March:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                           Julia O’Connell, Dooneen                  

Cullen       10.15 am.                           Con O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Grace O’Callaghan, Liscahane (recently deceased)


Millstreet Church:

Monday 24th:  Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass for Denny Twomey, The Bridge at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday & Wednesday at 10.00a.m.

There will be no Mass on Thursday

Mass on Friday for Nora Rea, Kilcorney 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. Requests for Prayer & Special Intentions – A box & slips of papers for these intentions can be found at the back of the Church.  Each Tuesday & 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  


Rotas for Next Weekend 29th/30th March   





  6.30 p.m. Eimear Buckley  Group B
  11.30  a.m. Patricia Kelly  


  9.00 a.m. Dan O’Riordan Group C


10.15 a.m. Annabelle O’Sullivan Group C:  K. Mullane & Ml Forde


CULLEN CHURCH:  Collector for next weekend (30th): Jerome Ryan  

Mass on next Thursday for Nora & Dan O’Leary, Umeraboy at 7.30p.m.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Thursday in Cullen Church from 10.00a.m. to 7.00p.m.  All are welcome. Requests for Prayer & Special Intentions – A box & slips of papers for these intentions can be found at the back of the Church. The box will be then placed on the Adoration Chapel so that people attending can pray for them.

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 29th and Sunday 30th in Cullen at 10.15a.m.  All parents/guardians are asked to participate in this programme.

LENTEN TALK:  Saturday 29th March Fr. Seamus O’Connell will explore The Sermon on the Mount:  Roadmap for the Greatest Journey to God and to ourselves. Commencing at 10.00a.m. in KDYS, Fairhill, Killarney, hosted by the Diocese of Kerry. All welcome.

LEGION OF MARY meeting in the Sacristy on Tuesday at 8.00p.m.  Everybody welcome.

Community Notices


v      CULLEN PIPE BAND would like to thank everyone who helped and supported their recent Flower and Cake sale.

v      CULLEN & DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION:  Annual sponsored weigh-in final night Monday 24th March.  Please return your sponsorship cards.  Presentation of prizes will take place.  Refreshments will be served.  All welcome

v      MILLSTREET GRAMOPHONE CIRCLE will meet in the Canon O’Donovan Centre next Friday (28th) at 8.15p.m.  The presenter is Maighréad Ní Éalaithe.  All are welcome.

v      THANK YOU from Millstreet GAA Club to everyone who supported our fundraiser on  Friday night.

v      MILLSTREET FEILE CHEOIL on Sunday 6th April in Millstreet Community School.  Confined competitions start at 12 noon.

v      AGM of the Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland which takes place in the James O’Keeffe Institute on this Sunday 23rd at 2.00p.m.

v      HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: 15th-24th September – Spiritual Director Monsignor Dan O’Riordan.  Fly from Cork Airport.  Details from Premier Travel (021) 4277700

v      REFUND OF TAX:  Letters were sent recently to people whose support for the Parish exceeded the threshold for a refund of income tax (€250).  Thank you to those who have replied.  We urge anybody who has not yet replied to do so as soon as possible.

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