Parish Newsletter – 5th March, 2017

First Sunday of Lent – 5th March, 2017
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: Eileen Murphy, Ballydesmond; Denis Vaughan, Rathcoole; Kevin Flynn, Wexford; Konrad Pola, England

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 4th March:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen
Sunday 5th March:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Nellie White, Tubber
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Frank O’Leary, Lissaniska & Newmarket Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Jeremiah & Hannah Kelleher, Toorenbawn

Anniversaries: Kate Murphy, Flintfield; Dolly Barrett, Main Street; Daniel Daly, Main Street; Sr. Barbara Davis, Tanyard; Joe Garvey, Killarney Road; Daniel & Hannah Barrett, Carrigacooleen; Michael Flaherty, Ballydaly; Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh; Dan Joe & Donie Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; Batty O’Donoghue, Knockduff; Ann Kelleher, Carriganima; Theresa O’Sullivan, Grenagh; Mary Ann & John Murphy, Laharn East; Kitty Fleming, London & Cullen; John Anthony Murphy, Ballydaly & London; 

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 11th March:

Millstreet 6.30 p.m. Eily & John Joe Greaney, Lackabawn

Sunday 12th March:

Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Mary Jo & Billy Murphy, Coole

Cullen 10.15a.m. Mary Hickey, Carrigaline, Rathmore Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Conchubhar O’hEalaithe, Drishane Road

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

Mass on Monday for Konrad Pola, England & Kevin Brennan, Millstreet (both recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for Madge Kelleher at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Friday: Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass for James & Kathy Twohig, Aunagloor at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Saturday for Nora Creedon, Laught (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

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

Rotas for Next Weekend 11th/12th March







6.30 p.m.

Michéal Gleeson

Group D

11.30 a.m.

Eileen O’Sullivan


9.00 a.m.

Liam Flynn

Group D


10.15 a.m.

Dominic Cronin

Group E

CULLEN CHURCH: Collector for next weekend (12th): Pat Ryan

Mass on Monday night for Pat Lacey, New York (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Thursday in Cullen Church from 10.00a.m.

LEGION OF MARY: Meeting on Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 8.00p.m.

DIOCESAN COLLECTION: next weekend (11th/12th) for Emigrant Services.


LECTIO DIVINA will take place during Lent commencing on next Tuesday morning in the Parish Centre at 10.30a.m. (after Mass).

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL meeting Tuesday night at 8.15p.m.

SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: The Permanent Diaconate are recruiting for candidates to being a “come & see” programme beginning next September. Information can be found in the leaflets in each church and any interested candidates should establish contact via any local priest or the diocesan office.

DIOCESE OF KERRY PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZE: 25th June – 2nd July, 2017. This pilgrimage is open to young people aged between 18 -30 years. Cost is €400. Further details from Parish Office.

INVITATION TO PARISH MISSION in Ballydesmond between 9th & 12th March. Full details at the back of each Church.

TROCAIRE BOXES are available at the back of each Church.

Community Notices

  • CULLEN & DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION: Annual sponsored weigh-in continues every Monday night. Final night is Monday 13th March.

  • CULLEN PIPE BAND: Annual cake sale on next Sunday (12th) after Mass in the Band Hall. Donations of baking would be appreciated and can be left in the band hall Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

  • THANK YOU to the 98 donors who attended the recent Blood donation clinic in Millstreet.

  • THANK YOU from the Irish Heart Foundation to all those who supported their recent collection. Total collected: €799.05

  • ANAM CARA will hold its next meeting on Tuesday 14th March in Recovery Haven, Tralee at 7.30p.m.

  • ANNUAL CONSECRATION TO OUR BLESSED LADY (Legion of Mary Acies) will be held on Sunday 12th March at 3.00p.m in the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. All welcome.

  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY ANNUAL PARADE will commence at 5.00p.m. on Friday 17th March. Your participation and support is appreciated.

  • MILLSTREET COMMUNITY SCHOOL TRANSITION YEAR PUPILS present “The Buds of Ballybunion” by John B. Keane on 15th & 16th March at 8.00pm

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