Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Our local branch of St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual church gate collections this weekend Saturday/Sunday December 8/9, before all Masses at Ballydaly, Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Dromagh Kilcorney and Millstreet. Please give generously to this important collection and with your help our volunteers will make Christmas better for many needy people in our community.
The Cullen and District Special Needs Association held their annual Mass and Christmas Party at the weekend. Mass was celebrated at 1.30 by Fr. O’Keeffe and the local choir attended, with beautiful seasonal hymns. In excess of 80 special people attended, along with their parents, guardians and friends. Following the Mass some lovely refreshments were served and then there was music and dancing . While some members of the Red Cross provided soothing hand massage to guests and members alike. As the evening light was fading every special guest was presented with a parting gift. But there was just one drawback at this years show, someone very important was missing and his absence was felt very much. For the first time in forty years Dr. Pat Casey couldn’t make it because of another engagement. He was sadly missed especially at the presenting of gifts, when he always gave a loving hug, to send everybody home with a smile. Well done again to the Cullen Special Needs Association .
The Cullen and District Special Needs Association annual Weigh In resumes on January 11th 2019.
The Aubane Social Club held their annual Mass And Christmas Party on Friday night. The Mass was celebrated by their own Fr.James McSweeney and the Parish Choir with Jane Daly sang some beautiful Yuletide hymns. There was a capacity crowd. Following Mass in true Aubane style there was a profusion of lovely refreshments, even gluten free for those who needed it. And there was a lot of chat and interaction. Marie Twomey and the Community Singers gave a recital which was very well received.
All in all both Cullen and Aubane were two occasions of true community events which brought people together in a joyful way which is to be admired. Well done all round.
Our Community Council are pleased to say that there was a great response to their Text Alert renewal notice. Marie Twomey (Priests Cross) and Dan Collins, (Tanyard) are in charge of the project. They say that numbers are on par with previous years. The application closes this Friday December 7th. And the Community Council want to thank both Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly and Niamh at Wordsworth in Millstreet for facilitating the project. Thanks also to our Garda Síochána for setting up the Text Alert scheme in our area which helps us to stay safe by being warned of any unto word happenings in the area.
The Christmas Lights are being put up in the town at the moment and the Lighting Up ceremony will take place on This Friday December 7th at 6.30 pm. All are invited to come along. Marie Twomey and the Community singers will be there to add their own flavour to the happy occasion.
Please keep Millstreet clean and tidy and dog owners are asked to clean up after their pets.
The Town Park is closed at the moment, until the start of January.
Saturday December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. A day of special prayer.
Tune in every Tuesday night on line, from 9.30 to 11 for Sean Radley’s program on Cork Music Station which is broadcast to the whole world. It can be accessed through our website, please help somebody to get it if they are unable to do so themselves.
Due to public demand the Glen Theatre has added two more shows of their popular John B Keane’s Sive. On this Friday night December 7th ad Sunday December 9th , to book your ticket call 02956239.
Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly will be in concert at Bruach na Carraige on December 15th, a show not to be missed.
Shop at home for Christmas as much as possible. Our Shops and Stores are full of gift ideas and all our stores and services give Gift tokens.
Here are the results of this weeks lotto Draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 4,14, 24.26 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Frank Brosnan, Rathduane, the seller was Tommy Tucker and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Mairead O’Sullivan. Dromagh. €20 each to Daryl and Robin Cleary /Dineen. Sean O’Keeffe , Cloghoulabeg, Joan Cremin. Drishane Road, Helen Linehan Clonbanin. Maura Pomeroy. Dooneen. Joan O’Riordan, Murphy’s Tce, Clubber Gang, Millstreet and Eugene O’Callaghan, Drishane View. Jackpot for next week €10,800 the draw at Tarrant’s Bar on Sunday night.
Children’s Christmas Crafting in Millstreet Parish Centre on this Thursday December 6th between 4 and 5.30. Suitable for all primary school students. €15 per child.
For details ring Esther 0864095291.
Christmas Jumper 5 km run in aid of Irish Cancer Society will take place on Saturday December 8th at 10.15 am. Starting at the GAA Hall.
Eucharistic Adoration continues each week in Millstreet every Tuesday and Wednesday after ten am Mass to 10.30pm, and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10.am to 7pm. Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.
If you would like to become a regular attendant at the Eucharistic Adoration, contact 086 8510423. Or the Parish Office 02970043.
Thought for the week according to Pope Francis, In the Family too, we can rethink our habits of consumption and join in caring for the environment as our common home
Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.