Second Sunday after Christmas
3rd January 2021
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)
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: Julia Murphy, Gortavehy; Paddy O’Mahony, Meenagloherane.
ANNIVERSARIES: Martin Cleary, Clara Road; Paddy Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathleen Cronin, The Rectory; Clement Kelleher, Toorenbawn; Dan Joe Kelleher, Tullig; Tim & Julia Kiely, Tubber; Michael Dineen, Cullen; Kevin Gardiner, Cullen; Bill Hickey, Kiskeam; Abina Sheehan, Knockbrack.
AS WE HAVE RETURNTED TO LEVEL 5 RESTRICTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/millstreet
SATURDAY 2nd January at 6.30p.m: Nono O’Keeffe, Ducon Road
SUNDAY 3rd January at 11.30a.m.: Pat O’Connell, Canon O’Donovan Centre & Toorenbawn
TUESDAY 5th January at 10.00a.m: Private Intention
WEDNESDAY 6th January: Feast of the Epiphany Mass at 10.00a.m: Bertie & Kate Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace
FRIDAY 8th January at 7.30p.m: Dan Joe & the deceased members of the Kelleher Family, Tullig.
SATURDAY 9th January at 10.30a.m: Peggy Thornton, Drishanebeg (recently deceased)
SATURDAY 9th January at 6.30p.m: Ned Casey, Carrigacooleen; Nell & Denis Hickey, Mill View
SUNDAY 10th January at 11.30a.m: Mary Cashman, Tullig
MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY: 3rd & 10th January, 2021 – Group C
NEW YEAR MESSAGE
As we reflect on the passing of 2020 each one of us will remember
the year with mixed emotions. Some families were given the
opportunity to spend more time together, more suffered separation from
loved ones due to travel restrictions, families had to suffer the bereavement of a loved one and had funerals with limited numbers and some had the anxiety of ill health, financial and relationship hardships.
However, we also saw the best of our communities during this time with the establishment of a local Covid Support Group and our GAA clubs offering help where it was needed.
Unfortunately, we now have to start 2021 under level 5 restrictions but with the development of vaccines, we can be optimistic that slowly life will return to what we knew before. This won’t happen overnight, so we have to continue to adhere to guidelines and keep each other safe.
On a personal note, I want to thank everyone who assisted in our Churches during the year and especially during our Christmas Masses – those who assisted with the preparation of our ceremonies, our stewards and those who helped with cleaning in each of our Churches. To our parishioners my sincere thanks for your understanding of number restrictions and with your co-operation we ensured that as many people as possible were able to attend Mass.
May God continue to bless each and everyone of you and your families.
NEW YEAR’S PRAYER:
For all that has been, we give thanks.
We look forward, for all that will be we say yes.
All time is God’s time.
We let go of the past and we welcome what is to come.
And all the time we pray in the name of Jesus,
who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
PARISH OFFICE: Our Parish office will re-open on next Tuesday 5th January. However due to Level 5 restrictions it will be operating behind closed doors. Parishioners who wish to book Masses, require Mass cards or have any other query are asked to please ring the office (029 70043) and arrangements for collection or posting will be made.
PARISH ENVELOPES: Our Parish envelopes for 2021 have now been delivered to households in the Parish and my thanks to those who delivered them. If you have not received a box and wish to be included on our Parish system please contact the Parish office after next Tuesday. Thank you for your continued financial support.
THOUGHT FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
Prayer is a state of mind where an amazing exchange happens!
We hand over our worries to God, and He hands over His blessings to us.