Second Sunday of Advent
6th December 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:
Anniversaries: Bobby Cronin, The Rectory; Daniel O’Connell, West End; Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Denis & Kate Kelleher, Killowen; Pat O’Connell, Tullig; Kathy & John Dennehy, Curragh; Mary Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; Angela Cronin, Willowbrook; Kathleen Mulcahy, Aunagloor; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Lily Moore, Liscreagh; Jack & the deceased members of the Kelleher and Bennett families, Dromsicane; Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly; Tade Corcoran, Coolikerane; The deceased members of the O’Connell family, Lissaniska; Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Millstreet & Dromina; Mary & Joan Murphy, Waterville; Mary O’Riordan, Donoughmore & Banteer; Seán & Helena Hegarty, Dublin; William & the deceased members of the Conway Family, Tipperary.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:
Saturday 5th: Frank Snr. & Margaret Reen, Main Street at 6.30p.m.
Sunday 6th: Denis & the deceased members of the Cashman family; John B “The Shamrock” Murphy, West End at 11.30a.m.
Monday 7th – Vigil Mass for Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Denis & Kitty O’Sullivan, Rathduane at 7.30p.m.
Tuesday 8th – Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Mass for Margaret & the deceased members of the O’Regan Family, Main Street at 11.30a.m.
Wednesday 9th: Mass for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
Thursday 10th: Mass for Lily Moore, Liscreagh at 10.00a.m.
Friday 11th: Mass for Denis Cronin, Church Street (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.
Masses will continue to be broadcast on Cork Music Station until the new streaming of Services will begin.
NEXT WEEKEND 12th/13th DECEMBER:
MILLSTREET: Mass on Saturday for Ellen O’Sullivan, Cloghoulamore at 6.30p.m
BALLYDALY: Mass on Sunday for the deceased members of the Kiely Family, Ballydaly.
CULLEN: Mass on Sunday for Jerry O’Leary, Mologhroe
MILLSTREET: Mass on Sunday for Mary O’Connor, Dromsicane
Mass on Tuesday 8th: Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 9.00a.m.
for: Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly.
Mass on Tuesday 8th: Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 10.15a.m. for: Michael & Margaret Murphy, Rathcoole; The members of Cullen & District Special Needs Association, their parents and families.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
This week we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The word “Immaculate” refers to the absence of sin and “conception” to Mary’s very beginning. The Immaculate Conception is the belief that Mary was graced by God in such a way that she was preserved from sin from the very first moment of her existence.
This week we say a special prayer for all mothers, who shape and influence the many different kinds of families in our society today. Bless them in their generosity, loving presence, sacrifice, gentleness and patience.
RETURN TO PUBLIC MASS
For our Parishioners who will attend Mass please note the following:
- Please continue to contact the Parish Office to book for all Masses.
- Face coverings must be worn in the Church.
- We will have ushers in the Church to show you to a seat and we will be asking people to fill the Church from the top down to limit the movement indoors.
- Ushers will also monitor and control the exiting of people after Mass and we are asking that you do not congregate in the Church yard after leaving the Churches.
We will announce the schedule of Christmas Masses next weekend. Please note that bookings for these Masses must be made through the Parish Office from Monday 14th December.
VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL APPEAL
Traditionally this weekend St. Vincent De Paul would have held our annual Church gate collection, but unfortunately like so many things this year we have had to postpone due to Covid19 restrictions. Unfortunately, Covid has created a higher than usual level of anxiety and pressure on people and so we are asking for your generous support to allow us continue the work of our Society.
Donations can be dropped into the collection box at the back of Millstreet Church or to the Parish Offices in Millstreet and Dromagh.
If you or anyone you know need help this Christmas please contact us, in strictest confidence, on (087) 9597900.