Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time –
18th October 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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:
RECENT DEATHS: David Twomey, Ardfert & Knockduff; Teresa Murphy, West End.
Anniversaries: Arthur O’Keeffe, Drishane Road; Denis, Thomas & Eileen Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Noreen Murphy, Inchileagh; Paul Fitzgerald, Clara Road; Denny Desmond, Liscahane; Julia Creedon, Liscahane; Michael Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Mary McSweeney, Cloghoulamore; Joan, Andrew & Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane; Nicholas Tarrant, Gortavehy; Con Kerins, Lisnaboy; Tim, Alice & the deceased members of the O’Sullivan family, Lisnaboy; Madge Murphy, Lisnaboy; Ben Flahive, Cork; Deceased members of the Murphy family, Shanbally.
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 AND CORKMUSICSTATION.COM
SUNDAY (18th): Billy O’Shea, Cockhill; Kevin & Ann Cronin, Clara Road at 11.30a.m.
TUESDAY (20th): Funeral Mass for Teresa Murphy (nee Corcoran), West End at 12 noon.
WEDNESDAY (21st) Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.
THURSDAY (22nd) Mass for Fr. Brendan Morrissey, S.M. Dundalk & Dublin; The deceased members of the O’Mahony Family, Clonakilty at 10.00a.m.
FRIDAY (23rd) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
SUNDAY (25th) for Peggy & Connie Lane, Cahirdowney; Fr. Denis Keane & Msgr James O’Neill at 11.30a.m.
A FEW WORDS OF ENCOURAGMENT
This weekend we are once again facing a time of uncertainty as a community, Parish and country. We are experiencing such a range of emotions and everyone is fearful of this virus coming into our lives and homes and the affect it would have on our loved ones and on ourselves. During the month of October let us pray to Our Lady for the strength and courage we need and let the words of Pope Francis be a daily reminder of how much we have to offer those who may need it.
“Rivers to not drink their own water;
Trees do not eat their own fruit;
The sun does not shine on itself and
Flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves.
Living for others is a rule of nature.
We are all born to help each other.
No matter how difficult it is……….
Life is good when you are happy;
But much better when others are happy because of you.”
This weekend is called “Mission Sunday” and while we associate this day traditionally with the work carried out by our priests, nuns and lay people in poorer parts of the world perhaps this year we should embrace it as a day when we look out for the venerable in our community and Parish and extend a helping hand and a hand of friendship.
DIOCESE OF KERRY MISSION MONTH ONLINE EVENT ‘Solidarity in Mission Today’ Join Missionaries as they share their experience of working in Africa and South America Date: Oct 22nd , Time: 7.30pm to 8.20pm. Register online @ https://www.dioceseofkerry.ie For information contact email desbailey @dioceseofkerry.ie or phone 064 6632644 `
To all parishioners my sincere thanks for the envelopes you continue to return and for the kind words of encouragement.
Our Parish office continues to be open and I am asking all those who are visiting our Churches to please sanitise on entering and leaving and to observe social distancing from others.