Dia is Mhuire diobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.
This is a big Day in Millstreet with about 78 children receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. The celebrant being Bishop of Kerry Ray Brown. The ceremony starts at 3.30pm and I want to send our sincere congratulations to all the children and their parents, teachers and guardians on this momentous occasion. All are welcome to attend.
The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel Starting at 9 and all members please attend to finalise the plans for St.Patrick’s Day Parade, on Friday.
Everybody is asked to come out in honour of our Patron Saint. The Parade will start out from the Green Glens Yard Station Rd.at 5pm and proceed to the reviewing stand in the Town Square. All clubs, schools, groups pre-school and individuals are asked to take part. There will be prizes for the best float, commercial, industrial, vintage entries and a host of other features in the parade as well as best dressed window. The town will be adorned with colourful bunting. For the little ones, there will be face-painting at the E-Centre. The list goes on and we hope the weather will be kind.
Out in Historic Carriganima they will hold their St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 19th, starting at 3pm. Please give them your best support and their parade will be followed by Music by the Ferrymen.
Last Sunday a very enjoyable Parade was held in Rathmore.
St. Patricks Day is a Holy Day of obligation of course, and Church services will be as for Weekends. The Pipe Band usually attends the 11.30 Mass.
Millstreet Set Dancers are holding a fundraising bake sale in the parish centre after 6.30pm mass Saturday 18th March and after 11.30 mass Sunday 19th. All support is appreciated. Baking donations are also welcome. Contact 02970085.
The daily Masses continue in our Church, on Monday and Friday at 7.30pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10am. During Lent the Priest includes parts of the Stations of the Cross at these masses, and there is a marked increase in the numbers of people attending.
Eucharistic Adoration this Tuesday is from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm and from 6.30 to 10.30 pm and on Wednesday from 10.30am to 10.30 pm. And in Cullen from 10.30am to 7pm. please support it well.
Confessions in Millstreet church every Saturday, from 12.30 to 1.
I’d like to send a special greeting to the Kiely Family who were home in their native Millstreet last week for the funeral of their beloved mother Chris. And even though they no longer live here it was clear that their love for their home town and its people is still very strong, and we hope that they will continue to keep their links with Millstreet alive, well into the future.
The Community School Transition Students will stage John B. Keane’s, The Buds of Ballybunion at the School on Wednesday and Thursday nights this week. Starting at 8pm. A show not to be missed.
Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night
Numbers drawn were 10,13,26,29 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to The Dennehy Family, Liscahane. The seller was Coleman’s and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Maureen Collins. Dromina, €20 each to T T O’ Sullivan, Kanturk. Lidia c/o Rita , Triona Murray, Clondrohid, Mary G O Mahony, Clara.
Camogie Club, Teresa Kelleher, Station Rd. Kathleen Cahill, Kilcummin and
May Houlihan. Rathmore. Jackpot for next week €9,800 the draw at the Mal Passo on Sunday night.
There will be a talk in Ballydaly Hall on First Aid in the Home, on Tuesday March, 21st Starting at 7.30 Admission €5 and all are welcome.
The organisers of the recent Church Gate collections in Millstreet, Ballyday and Cullen in aid of Cope, would like to thank all those who supported them so well in spite of the inclement weather. They collected €1666.50 for their worthy cause.
The Cullen Special Needs association brought the curtains down on their 36 year of the popular Weigh-In Project, on Monday night in a blaze of music and dancing. In the ten weeks duration 462 pounds weight were lost and €5,270 raised for the worthy cause of taking care of Special Needs people. Well done once more to the hard working committee who still continue with their great work in spite of dwindling members.
The beautiful sunshine of the past few days has put a new face on the world around us, and its people. The people are out in droves, walking and cycling, cutting grass, trimming hedges, farmers manuring the Land, and everything that goes with the sunshine feeling. While mother nature was asleep our Town Park people took advantage of the quiet season to replace the area around the goal posts in the playing field and fit the area with weatherproof Astro Turf.
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This morning Millstreet welcomes a lovely young lady from South Africa. She is a volunteer with a broad based organisation called WWOOF-Ireland who visit organic farms, hotels and guest houses around the Country. They have a website and welcome volunteers, whose expenses are paid.
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, many thanks for joining me. Slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.