Palm Sunday – 5th April, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID19 PRECAUTIONS. PLEASE RING (029) 70043
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:
ANNIVERSARIES: Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill; Jimmy Murphy, Tanyard; Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Nonie Lehane, Tullig; Willie Gleeson, Clara Road; Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen; Kattie Dennehy, Curragh; Mary O’Donoghue, Aubane; Johnny Cremin, Gortavehy; Peggy O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Jackie & Julia Murphy, Coolikerane; Danny Forde, Mologhroe; Celine McAuliffe, Knockduff; Theresa & Anne Perdisatt, Dublin.
CONFESSIONS AND EASTER DUTY
As Churches are currently closed, we are aware that people will be unable to get to Confession before Easter. In his morning Mass on 20th March, Pope Francis spoke about this and how to resolve concerns about fulfilling our Easter duty:
“If you can’t go to confession, speak to God. He’s your Father. Tell him the truth: “Lord, I did this and this and this. Pardon me.” Ask his forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, “afterward I will go to confession.” You will return to God’s grace immediately. You yourself can draw near, as the catechism teaches us, to God’s forgiveness, without having a priest at hand.”
FOLLOWING GUIDELINES RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE OF KERRY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF EASTER CEREMONIES THIS YEAR. WE HAVE OUTLINED THE CEREMONIES AND WHAT WILL TAKE PLACE EACH DAY.
PALM SUNDAY (April 5th): Mass will be celebrated at 11.30a.m. This Mass will be offered for the intentions of the People of the Parish. All households can cut a piece of palm (or whatever evergreen tree is in your garden) and during Mass there will be a blessing on the piece of palm in every home.
Tuesday 7th April: Mass at 10.00a.m. For Mary O’Keeffe, Millstreet (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 8th April: Mass at 10.00a.m.
Holy Thursday (9th April): Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 7.30p.m. At the conclusion of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be kept in the Tabernacle.
Good Friday (10th April): The Passion of our Lord at 3.00p.m.
Holy Saturday (11th April): Easter Vigil at 7.30p.m. The Pascal Candle will be lit at the beginning of Mass, Easter Proclamation will be said, The Liturgy of the Word, Baptismal Liturgy and Liturgy of the Eucharist. (Please note this will be broadcast live at 7.30pm on www.corkmusicstation.com )
Easter Sunday (12th April): Mass at 11.30a.m.
THESE MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED BY Fr. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV. EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE REPEATED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (www.corkmusicstation.com) 1 HOUR AFTER THE ABOVE TIMES IN RELATION TO MASSES ON THIS TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY. Please note above a full feature giving details of all the Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station during Holy Week 2020.