Dromtariffe Parish Newsletter 9 to 15 November

My dear parishioners,

I hope you are not finding level five very hard and that we will weaken the virus very much during November.  In the meantime, I will continue with private Masses for Station Districts as on the weekly newsletter.  A copy of newsletters is on the noticeboard of each church & Millstreet.ie, diocesan website, Duhallow area newsletter on Facebook, Dromtariffe GAA & the primary schools’ websites.


During November we remember especially all our beloved dead and I will offer Mass each Monday in November at 7.30pm as well as All Souls Day at 7.30pm for all those names you have handed in on your November lists.  We will pray also for those in the named Station Districts.  Communication is very difficult in these times so I hope you will pass on this message. Thanks.


As usual we will offer Mass for all those who died since November Memorial Mass last year.  A copy of their names will be on the newsletters each week and on the noticeboards. I will celebrate this Memorial Mass on Monday 30th November.  We will be pleased to include in this Mass any relatives of parishioners who have died outside the parish so please hand in their name and address to the presbytery as soon as possible so that they can be displayed in the churches.

 We pray that the God of life will give them all eternal life.   


Finally, a sincere word of thanks to the many who have handed in fund envelopes, dues and November envelopes.  You are so generous and may God reward your goodness and kindness.


Keep safe and well


Fr Tom


P.S. I will also go privately to our graveyards and bless the graves and pray for the dead.


Monday 9th Private Mass For all deceased
Wednesday 11th Private Mass Timmy, Sheila & Vincent Corcoran, Coolclougher,  Clonbanin
Thursday 12th Private Mass
Saturday 14th Private Mass Dan Conway, Moher
Sunday 15th Private Mass Margaret & Johnny O’Keeffe, Killetra

Paddy, Con & John Horgan, Drominagh


Collections: 2nd Nov to 8th Nov:  Fund €1,537

           Donation for Offertory Collection: €38                         Thank you


           Masses from Monday 9th  November to Sunday 15th November

Mon 9 Nov Wed 11 Nov Thu 12 Nov Sat 14 Nov Sun 15 Nov
Rathcoole &               Radharc na Coille Meenskehy, Knocknacurracoush, Coolclougher, Skagh & Stakehill Dysert & Dromtariffe Rathroe, Lyrevocane, Moher & Clenrath Ballymaquirke & Dromalour


  • Praying Sunday Mass online

As we gather at home for our Sunday Mass celebrations online, some suggestions that might help our prayer-time: Create a sacred space where you will sit to attend Mass e.g. using a crucifix or candle or icon, just like you might do if preparing for a house Mass. Invite family members to name a prayer intention that everyone will pray for during the Mass. Stand to hear the Gospel or to join in praying the Our Father, just like you would in church. We are reminded of the words of Jesus – ‘Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst’ – We remember that Jesus Christ is present in our homes as we pray at Mass together.

  • The Diocese of Kerry will host a webinar, November – a time for reflection with Fr Jim Cogley, priest, woodturner and psychotherapist on Monday Nov 9th @ 8pm – 8.30pm. He will focus on Remembering our Departed and explore how unresolved loss can affect every area of our lives and how our bodies can express the unshed tears of our soul. To register, see dioceseofkerry.ie or the diocesan Facebook page.
  • November – a time to remember

Online for three Monday nights, Nov 2nd, 9th and 16th, 8.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m., Martina Lehane Sheehan, Fr Jim Cogley and Elizabeth Garry Brosnan will invite us to find hope as we journey through the month of November. Each night will invite us into a time of reflection, prayer and music, offering us a chance to rest and pray as we remember our loved ones who are with God, as we pray with our sorrows and find ways of living with grief and loss. To register, check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Accord pre-marriage courses and counselling servicesUntil at least May 2021 Accord pre-marriage courses will take place live on-line with up to 12 couples via Zoom.  They will be interactive and delivered by two presenters.  Accord has also resumed face to face counselling.  Contact Accord by phone or online to book for either service.     



Deceased since last November


‘Listen kindly to our prayers, O Lord; ‘look mercifully’; ‘may they pass over to a dwelling of   light and peace’; ‘may they receive the joy of eternal happiness’.


Helen O’Riordan Buttevant & Farrandoyle

Catherine Byrnes, Knockcahill

Jerry Dennehy, Bolomore

Denis Angland, Dromagh

Mary Kiely, Fairfield

Maureen Healy, Lisnacon

Chris O’Connell, Radharc na Coille

Mary Cronin, Ballymaquirke

Maureen O’Connor, Lisnacon

Delia Cashman, Curraraigue

Eddie Vaughan, Ballymaquirke

Sheila Murphy, Rathcoole

Mary O’Farrell, Keale

Nellie O’Sullivan, Dromahoe

Niall Buckley, Drominarigle & Keale Bridge

Mary Begadon, Derrinagree & Killorglin

Margaret O’Connor, Kileenleigh

Donal Bourke, Bolomore

Martha Keller, Rathcoole

Fr Liam Comer


Relatives of parishioners:


Mary Horgan, Macroom

Helen Buckley, Kilbrin

Nora Holland, Mitchelstown

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