Parish Newsletter – 13th December, 2015

Third Sunday of Advent – 13th December, 2015
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: Kitty O’Sullivan, Grenagh; Margaret Smith (nee Looney), Monaghan & Minor Row; Theresa Flynn-Clarke, Wexford & England.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 12th December:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Denis & Kitty O’Sullivan, Rathduane

Sunday 13th December:                  

Ballydaly  9.00 a.m.                            Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly     

Cullen     10.15 a.m.                           Patie & Julie Hickey, Mologhroe          

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Tom Cronin, Coolinarne

Anniversaries:                            Denis & Catherine O’Connell, Tullig; Michael O’Riordan, Tullig; Patrick M. O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Mushera & Church Street; Angela Cronin, Willowbrook; Patrick Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Mary Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Timmy Keane, Coolikerane; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly; Jack Murphy, Cahirdowney; Eileen Heelan, Cullen; Peg Murphy, Lisnaboy; Jack, Joan, Nannie & Con O’Leary, Mologhroe; Daniel Goggin, Carriganima.


Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 19th December:                            

Millstreet  6.30 p.m.                         John Kelleher, Station Road                              

Sunday 20th December:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                          

Cullen       10.15a.m.                           Jerry O’Leary, Mologhroe                

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Helen & Peter Moynihan, Lackadota


Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday for Eileen Heelan, Cullen at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday for Patrick Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for The Presentation National School at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday for John, Mary & Mike Brosnan, Rathduane 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.

CONFESSIONS: Every Saturday in Millstreet Church 12.30p.m.-1.00p.m.

LECTIO DIVINA continues on Monday night at 8.00p.m. in The Parish Centre.

DIVINE MERCY ADVENT NOVENA: in Millstreet Church this Sunday at 3.00p.m.

Rotas for Next Weekend 19th/20th December





6.30 p.m. Catriona Kelleher Group B
  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Fahy


9.00 a.m. Denis O’Brien Group F


10.15 a.m. Marie O’Sullivan Group B

CULLEN CHURCH: Collector for next weekend (20th): Billy O’Sullivan

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Thursday in Cullen Church from 10.00a.m. to 7.00p.m. All are welcome

YEAR OF MERCY: Bishop Ray will open the Holy door of Mercy in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on this Sunday at 5.00p.m. Everyone is invited to the ceremony which will include the celebration of Mass, as we begin the Year of Mercy in the diocese.


In preparation for Christmas the following Penitential Services will take place in Millstreet, Dromagh & Rathmore Churches.

Rathmore Church: Sunday 20th December: 3.00 – 6.00p.m.

Millstreet Church: Tuesday 22nd December: The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Church from 7.30 – 8.30p.m. Visiting Priests will be available for Confessions

Dromagh Church: Wednesday 23rd December: 7.30p.m.

Community Notices

  • CULLEN SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION wishes to thank all those who contributed in any way to the success of the party last Saturday. Committee meeting on Monday night at 8.00p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2015: Annual collection for the homeless in Cork. Items can be dropped into Hannah at O’Regans Mills before Thursday 17th
  • YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare between 18th & 20th Contact (01) 6753690 or
  • MILLSTREET GRAMOPHONE CIRCLE will meet in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Friday 18th at 8.15p.m. This months presenter is Margaret McCarron, Bandon & Cullen. All welcome.
  • ANNUAL MUSHERA MOUNTAIN CLIMB takes place on Christmas Day at 10.30a.m. All proceeds in aid of the Millstreet Mens Shed.
  • AUBANE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Set dancing Christmas Party will take place on Monday 21st December at 9.15p.m. Tuesday 29th December “Around the fireside” will take place at 8.30p.m.
  • MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE: June 22nd ex Shannon. €679.00. Spiritual Directors Fr. Joe Begley & Fr. Danny Broderick. Other dates: 27th July, 3rd August & 21st Contact Tom Dennehy (087) 6468658 for further information.
  • SPECIAL COLLECTION: Annual special collection for our Church Restoration Fund will take place on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at all Masses.
  • PARISH ENVELOPES: We are currently preparing our boxes for delivery. We would appreciate help for delivery in Killarney Road & Annagloor. Please contact Parish Office.
  • KEY FOUND: A key was found in the vicinity of the Church. Contact Parish Office.




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