Parish Newsletter – Palm Sunday – 14th April, 2019

PALM SUNDAY – 14th April, 2019
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: Mary Gahan, Minor Row; James Murphy, 12 Tanyard; Ciss Kelleher, Cockhill; Anne Kelleher, Drishane Road; Hannah O’Riordan, Kanturk.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Johnnie Sheehan, Banteer
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Fr. Tim Buckley, Cahirbarnagh & England
Cullen 10.15 a.m. James, Kathleen & J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Breda O’Leary, The Square

ANNIVERSARIES: Phillis O’Shea, Minor Row; Bridie Killeen, Main Street; Patrick Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Bridget Collins, Cockhill; Patrick O’Donnell, Liscahane; Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg; Rafal Luberda, Tanyard & Poland; Bina Corcoran, Boherbue; Michael & Frank O’Riordan, Knocknagree; Imelda Collins, Tralee. 

Saturday 20th April:
Millstreet 9.00 p.m. Easter Vigil – Mass for People of the Parish
Sunday 21st April – Easter Sunday:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Denis Cronin, Coolinarne
Cullen 10.15a.m. People of the Parish
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen

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

Mass on Monday for Johnny Hickey, Shanaknuck & the deceased members of Millstreet Vintage Club at 7.30p.m. (at the request of Millstreet Vintage Club)

Mass on Tuesday for Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for John & Margaret Mullane, Coolikerane and their daughter Ann at 10.00a.m.

CULLEN CHURCH: Collector for next weekend: (21st): Jerome Ryan

There will be no Exposition in Cullen next Thursday (18th).

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will commence after Good Friday ceremonies and will continue for 9 days at 3.00p.m. each day in the Church finishing on Divine Mercy Sunday (28th April)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Millstreet Tuesday 10.30a.m. -10.30p.m. & Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 8.30p.m. (Please note change of time this week)

DO THIS IN MEMORY: The next night of the special Parish based programme for parents and children preparing for First Holy Communion will take place on Thursday at the Holy Thursday Mass in Cullen at 6.30p.m. and in Millstreet at 8.00p.m. All parents/guardians are asked to participate in this programme.

CHRISM MASS: The Chrism Mass will take place this year in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 7.00p.m. on next Tuesday (16th). This is a solemn occasion during which the oils, used for the celebration of the sacraments throughout the diocese, are blessed. The ceremony also provides an opportunity for priests to renew their promises. All are invited to come to the celebration of the Mass and refreshments will be available afterwards in St. Brendan’s College refectory.


In preparation for Easter Penitential Services will be held in our Pastoral area as follows:

Rathmore: This Sunday between 4.30 & 6.00p.m.

Derrinagree: Monday at 8.00p.m.

Millstreet: Wednesday from 7.30 to 8.30p.m. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Church for that hour. Visiting priests will be available for Confessions.

Community Notices

  • FUNDRAISING CONCERT featuring Duhallow Choral Society & Kerry Choral Union in aid of Millstreet Hospital will be held on this Sunday 14th April in Millstreet Church at 7.00p.m. Tickets available from local shops or at the door.

  • MILLSTREET VINTAGE CLUB: Autojumble this Sunday between 9.00a.m. & 2.00p.m. in K&L Transport yard. Further details from Dan O’Riordan (087) 2452569

  • AUBANE SOCIAL CLUB upcoming dates: Annual Table Quiz on Friday 19th April at 8.30p.m. Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 20th April at 11.00a.m.

  • COFFEE MORNING hosted by Millstreet Credit Union in aid of Canon O’Donovan Centre on Friday 26th April between 10.00 & 1.00p.m. in the Credit Union

  • TROCAIRE BOXES can be returned to Parish Office during the coming week or envelopes for Trocaire can be dropped into collection baskets at any weekend Mass.

  • PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE ex Cork with JWT on 21st May. Limited places available. Contact Tom Dennehy (087) 6468658

  • THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Church Gate collection for Cork North West M.S. Total collected: €1,225.00

  • PARISH OFFICE: Please forward any notices for Parish newsletter by Thursday this week as office will be closed on next Friday (Good Friday)


We invite you to enter into the spirit of Holy Week by joining us for the Holy Week Ceremonies which celebrate the anniversaries of the events of the Passion, death and Resurrection of Our Lord. They are taking place at the following times:

Holy Thursday (Mass of the Lord’s Supper)
— Cullen 6.30 p.m.
— Millstreet 8.00p.m.

Good Friday (The Lord’s Passion)
— Cullen 
— Millstreet 3.00p.m.

Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)
— Polish Community – Blessing of Food 2.00p.m.
— Millstreet 9.00p.m.

Altar of Repose
Cullen – After Mass until 9.00p.m.
Millstreet – After Mass until


Millstreet Cullen

Holy Thursday

After Mass As announced

Good Friday

After The Liturgy of the Word

Holy Saturday

12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

Ballydaly Millstreet

Good Friday

8.00p.m. 8.00p.m.


Millstreet Ballydaly Cullen

Holy Thursday

8.00 p.m.

Sr. Rosemary Barter

Patricia Murphy

Good Friday


Aideen Buckley


The Passion

Jerry Doody (N)

Michael Cashman (O)


Gillian McCarthy


The Passion

Liam Fitzgerald (N)

Noreen Meade (O)

Holy Saturday

9.00 p.m.

Padraig Creedon

Sharon Lane

Maria Kelleher

Easter Sunday

Pat Breen

Maeve O’Sullivan

Marie O’Sullivan

Eucharistic Ministers




Holy Thursday

8.00 p.m.

Group B

Of Vigil Mass


Group C: Kathleen Mullane & Michael Forde

Good Friday

3.00 p.m.

Group B

Of 11.30 Mass


Group D: Hannah Kelleher & Annabelle O’Sullivan

Holy Saturday

8.00 p.m.

Group C

Of Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday

Group C

Of 11.30 Mass

Group E

Group E: Con Goulding & Mary Twomey

Should you be unable to attend the above ceremonies, please exchange with someone else.


On Holy Thursday night there will be a re-commissioning Ceremony for the Ministers of the Eucharist in Millstreet & Cullen. All Ministers are asked to make a special effort to attend.

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