Third Sunday of Easter – 26th April, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE PARISH OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED.
Please continue to contact the parish office by phone, email or drop correspondence through the letter box.
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: Mons. Michéal Manning; Marie Senior, Tanyard Wood; Brendan Kiely, Station Road; Kit Desmond, Liscahane; John Kelleher, Drishane Road; Catherine O’Shea, Killowen; Kitty Moynihan, Flintfield; Kathleen & Nelius Guerin, Ballydaly; Christy O’Connor, Cullen; Deceased members of the Murphy Family, Lisnaboy; Johnnie Sheehan, Knockbrack;
AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV.
MASS ON SUNDAY (26th) for Fr. Liam Comer P.P. Ardfert & Dromtariffe at 11.30a.m.
MASS ON MONDAY (27th) for Kit, Denny & John Desmond, Liscahane at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON TUESDAY (28th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON WEDNESDAY (29th) for Arthur & Kitty Moynihan, Flintfield at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON THURSDAY (30th) (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON FRIDAY (1st) (Private Intentions) at 10.00a.m.
EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)
Nano Nagle Anniversary
Today is the anniversary of Venerable Nano Nagle (1718-1784), foundress of the Presentation Sisters.
We remember in our prayers today the Presentation Sisters who taught and lived here in Millstreet. We give thanks for the education and care they gave to our community. May God continue to protect their communities worldwide during this Corona virus pandemic.
“The Almighty makes use of the weakest means to bring about His works” – Nano Nagle.
FIRST COMMUNIONS 2020
This week we have notified the school and parents of our first Holy Communion children that due to the continued closure of the schools and the major restrictions on people gathering we have had to take the unprecedented step of postponing these ceremonies.
In correspondence received from our diocesan offices during the week Bishop Ray acknowledges the preparation that has been done already for this sacrament which is a high-point for the children, their families, schools and communities but new dates will be set and in due course all will enjoy these wonderful occasions.
Once again, I thank you for your continued support, prayers and understanding during these difficult times.
Reflection to ponder on this week:
“Life is often nearer to a vale of tears than to a forum of fairness; though that doesn’t mean we should give up hope”.
Let none of us give up hope and let our community spirit be a support for each and everyone of us.