Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
7th February 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: Noreen Barrett-O’Brien, Lackabawn & Aubane; Maidie (Mary) O’Keeffe, Cullen & Limerick; Johnny O’Keeffe, Main Street; Mary Creedon, Kilnamartyra.
ANNIVERSARIES: Julia Duggan, Claraghatlea; Willie Neenan, Ballydaly; Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly; Pat Horgan, Ballydaly; Pat Buckley, Cahirbarnagh; Jerry O’Donoghue, Mologhroe; Joan Herlihy, Knockane; William, Mary, Mikey, Denis & Tim Casey, Glountanemore; Kathleen O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Nora & Denis O’Sullivan, Inches.
THURSDAY 11th FEBRUARY is the Feast of our Lady Lourdes and The World Day of the Sick. On this day the whole Church bears witness with special concern to the tender mercy and love of God towards all who suffer. It is a time to pause and be prayerfully in solidarity with those who are sick and with all who care for the sick. This year we will especially remember all those who are sick with COVID-19 and also those who care for them. As we are unable to do house visits at the moment during morning Mass on 11th February a special blessing will be given. I ask our Lady to continue to protect each house and family in our Parish.
DIOCESE UPDATE REGARDING COVID19 RESTRICTIONS
The following update was issued by our Diocesan Covid Team as per Government restrictions, during the week:
On Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 the Government announced that the current regulations and restrictions which are in place to try and restrict the spread of Covid-19 would remain in place until March 5th, 2021. There is therefore no change in the restrictions as they apply to religious services, funerals and weddings.
- Churches may remain open for private worship.
- Public worship may only be held online or through the use of remote means.
- Funerals are restricted to no more than 10 people.
- Weddings are restricted to no more than 6 people.
- Save for cases of emergency, baptisms should not take place until further notice.
- House visits/First Friday visits should not take place save for cases of emergency, or where it is necessary to minister to the sick or dying.
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 [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 7th February 2021”