Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
31st 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: Fr. Dan Kiely, Ballydaly & Northampton; Kathleen O’Sullivan, Gortavehy; Eileen Moynihan, Ballydaly; Mary Ambrose, Murphy’s Terrace; Mary O’Sullivan, Kealkil; Catherine Linehan, Main Street & San Francisco; John De Burgh, Dublin & Drishanebeg.
ANNIVERSARIES: Dan McSweeney, Murphy’s Terrace; Neilie Healy, Church Street; Betsy Murphy, Killarney Road; Con Shine, Lislehane; Matt Murphy, Lisnaboy Upper; Breeda & Michael Trend, Plymouth & Ballydaly.
THE WEEK AHEAD
MONDAY 1st FEBRUARY: Feast of St. Brigid: The name Brigid means “the exalted one.” She is known as Mary of the Gael. One significant virtue about Brigid which outshone all others was her generosity. When it came to serving the poor, she said, “If I had the power to give away the whole of Leinster, I would willingly give it to God’s poor.”
TUESDAY 2nd FEBRUARY: The Presentation in the Temple: Candlemas Day: On this feast an elderly couple, Anna & Simeon make a prophecy as they see the forty-day old Child Jesus present in the temple. They call him a “light to enlighten all peoples.” As is tradition, candles which will be used on the altar during the coming year will be blessed during Mass on Tuesday evening.
WEDNESDAY 3rd FEBRUARY: Feast of St. Blaise: According to the Acts, while Blaise was being taken into custody, a distraught mother, whose only child was choking on a fishbone, threw herself at his feet and implored his intercession. Touched at her grief, he offered up his prayers, and the child was cured. Consequently, Saint Blaise is invoked for protection against injuries and illnesses of the throat. As we are unable to give individual blessing of throats this year, I will include the blessing of St. Blaise during Mass on Wednesday morning.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: We will resume Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, behind closed doors via our live-streaming on next Friday (5th) between 7.00 & 7.30p.m.
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 30th January at 6.30p.m: Kathleen Corcoran, Dooneen; Nora & Jerry Creedon, Laught.
SUNDAY31st January at 11.30a.m.: Dick Pomeroy, Clara; Andy O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy.
MONDAY 1st February at 10.00a.m: Hannie Murphy, Cockhill
TUESDAY 2nd February at 7.30p.m: Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary), Louisville, Kentucky & Adrivale (recently deceased)
WEDNESDAY 3rd February at 10.00a.m: John, Mary & Mike Brosnan, Rathduane
THURSDAY 4th February at 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish
FRIDAY 5th February: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 7.00p.m.
Mass for Meg Kelleher, Aubane & Jack Collins Ballincollig at 7.30p.m.
SATURDAY 6th February at 6.30p.m: Frank Thornton, Drishanebeg
SUNDAY 7th February at 11.30a.m: Martin & Maureen Moran, Ballyvouskil
PARISH OFFICE: Our Parish office is currently working behind closed doors due to the current Covid19 restrictions. Parishioners who wish to book Masses, require Mass cards or have any other query are asked to please ring the office (029 70043).
KNOCKNAGREE NOVENA: The annual Lourdes Novena will take place nightly from Wednesday 3rd to Thursday 11th February. Full details on Rathmore Parish webpage. Link for Knocknagree church: https://www.ipcamlive.com/5f4127a47386cYou
MILLSTREET COVID SUPPORT GROUP is still available for anyone who requires assistance during this lock-down. Contact Jeremiah on (087) 7932736 or Liam Flynn on (087) 6380053
COVID SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE operated by Alone can be contacted on 0818 222 024