Millstreet Parish Newsletter 13th December 2020



Third Sunday of Advent

13th December  2020

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet



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: Peggy Thornton, Drishanebeg; Seamus Murphy, Ballydaly; Ursula Manley, The Square; Noreen O’Connor (née O’Leary), West End & New York.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Michael O’Riordan, Tullig; Kit & Ted Radley, Minor Row; Mary Lehane, Minor Row; Mary Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Patrick Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Mary O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Margaret & Denis Kelleher, Claraghatlea; Tom Cronin, Coolinarne; Timmy Keane, Coolikerane; Maura Lehane-Ross, Dublin; Margaret Thornton, Kanturk; Martin Lawlor, Manchester & Clara Road; Jack Murphy, Cahirdowney.


Saturday 12th at 6.30p.m: Ellen O’Sullivan, Cloghoulamore  

Sunday 13th:

Ballydaly 9.00a.m: The deceased members of the Kiely Family, Ballydaly

Cullen 10.15a.m: Jerry O’Leary, Mologhroe

Millstreet 11.30a.m: Mary O’Connor, Dromsicane

Monday 14th:    William & the deceased members of the Conway family,  Tipperary at 10.00a.m.

Tuesday 15th:   Mass for Martin Lawlor, Manchester & Clara Road at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday 16th:  Mass for Tom Cronin, Coolinarne at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 17th:      Mass (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Friday 18th:           Mass for Connie Hartnett, The Bridget & Noel Hartnett, Clara Road at 7.30p.m.


MILLSTREET: Mass on Saturday for John Kelleher, Station Road at 6.30p.m

BALLYDALY:  Mass for Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly at 9.00a.m.

CULLEN: Mass for Eileen, Tony & Michael Moynihan, Coalpits at 10.15a.m.

MILLSTREET: Mass on Sunday for People of the Parish at 11.30a.m.

CULLEN CHURCH: Mass on Thursday 17th:  for Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves;  Donal McSweeney, Knocknageeha (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend marks the third week of Advent and in previous years we would now be planning for our usual celebrations – the reuniting of families, meeting with friends and spending time together. However, this year is different but we must still endeavour to keep the season as a special time to encounter Christ.

As it will be impossible to allow people into the Church beyond the maximum number as allowed under Government & NPHET restrictions, all Masses celebrated during the week leading up to Christmas Day will be considered Christmas Masses and I am asking parishioners who are in a position to attend a week-day Mass to consider doing so as this will enable more parishioners to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion for Christmas. Our on-line streaming is now up and going and so perhaps families would unite in their homes and join in our celebration of Mass in that way. As previously advised the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days remains suspended during this pandemic.

(One may access the new online streaming on the following link:  As this important new service is now available our final broadcast of the Celebration of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Cork Music Station takes place at this Sunday’s 11.30 a.m. Mass.   Sincere thanks to the many Loyal Listeners who have tuned into our daily radio religious broadcasts since March 2020.   Now one will be able to access not only sound but excellent visual coverage also on the new online streaming service from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. (S.R.) 

Our Christmas Mass Schedule is as follows:

TUESDAY 22nd: Mass at 10.00a.m. in Millstreet

WEDNESDAY 23rd: Mass at 10.00a.m. & 7.30p.m. in Millstreet


Mass in Cullen at 5.00p.m. and 7.30p.m.    

Mass in Millstreet at 6.30p.m. and 10.00p.m.  


Mass in Millstreet at 8.30a.m. & 11.30a.m.

Mass in Ballydaly at 9.00a.m.  

Mass in Cullen at 10.15a.m.  


Mass in Millstreet at 6.30p.m.

SUNDAY 27th:

Mass in Ballydaly at 9.00a.m.

Mass in Cullen at 10.15a.m.

Mass in Millstreet at 11.30a.m.

All Masses will operate on a booking system. Bookings are to be made directly through the Parish office only from this Monday (14th December) during working hours.This Christmas is unique and we are doing our best to facilitate the needs of our Parish. I am once again asking for your understanding and co-operation with the arrangements that have been put in place…….Fr. John Fitzgerald 

COMMUNITY NOTICE: Millstreet Community School is proud to present Advent-A Journey of Hope.  This celebration is open to all within our community and beyond.  Join us for a service of hope, accompanied by music and reflection from 7pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020.

Please click this URL to join:  Passcode: 907482

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