First Sunday of Advent
21st 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: John Murphy, Glebe Lodge, Castleisland & Glountane; Dr. Pat Casey, Tullig.
ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Burke, Murphy’s Terrace; John, Anthony, Hannah & Con Dennehy, Murphy’s Terrace; Sheila O’Connell, Murphy’s Terrace; Joe Buckley, Ballinatona; Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy; Tim & Mary Dineen, Carrigacooleen; Daniel Duggan, Claraghatlea; Patrick Dineen, Knocknapogue; Frank & the deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Lissaniska; Eamonn Cronin, Knockduff; Sr. Paul Murphy, Lisnaboy; Timmy & Mary Agnes Regan, Nohovaldaly; Denis T & Peggy Murphy, Darby Regan & Ann Brann; Abina & Denis McCarthy, Fortgrady; Dan Joe Loughlin, Boherbue.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/millstreet
SATURDAY 20th February at 6.30p.m: Paddy Murphy, Gurrane, Carriganima.
SUNDAY 21st February at 11.30a.m.: Peter Roche, Drishanebeg
MONDAY 22nd February at 10.00a.m: Ursula Manley, The Square; Danny Joe Murphy, Tanyard & Dublin (both recently deceased)
TUESDAY 23rd February at 10.00a.m: Sr. Florence O’Sullivan, Drishane Convent; John, Mary & Mike Brosnan, Rathduane
WEDNESDAY 24th February at 10.00a.m: Mick Desmond, Glenleigh
THURSDAY 25h February at 10.00a.m.: Annie Murphy, Ahane & her daughter, Kathleen Naughton (recently deceased)
FRIDAY 26th February at 7.00p.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. Johnny O’Keeffe, Main Street (recently deceased) & Peggy & Arthur O’Keeffe, Drishane Road
SATURDAY 27th February at 10.30a.m: Timmy Joe Kiely, Ballydaly & Mary Ambrose, Murphy’s Terrace (both recently deceased)
SATURDAY 27th February at 6.30p.m: Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace
SUNDAY 28th February at 11.30a.m: Concubhar Ó hÉalaithe, Drishane Road
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION 2021
The Diocese of Kerry will be hosting two online events for parents/guardians who have a child going forward for the sacraments of First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Dr Dan O’Connell will be presenting an online talk – First Communion Journeying with your child – on Tuesday 23rd of Feb at 7pm. Dr Patricia Kieran will be presenting an online talk – Confirmation Journeying with your child – on Tuesday 2nd of March at 7pm.
I thank the parents who have returned the registration forms for Sacramental Preparation. Our parish office will make contact with you on Monday regarding the upcoming talk on Tuesday night.
ONLINE WORKSHOP FOR PARISH CANTORS/MUSIC DIRECTORS
In preparation for the season of Easter, the diocese will host an online workshop for parish cantors and music directors. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 24th at 8pm via zoom. The focus for the evening will be how to approach music and singing for the Easter ceremonies and the Easter season. The workshop will be led by Tomás Kenny (Diocesan Pastoral Team) and Ailish Walsh (Director of Music at Castleisland Parish). Please contact Tomás at tomaskenny @dioceseofkerry.ie to register and for the zoom link.
PARISH OFFICE: Our Parish office is currently working behind closed doors due to the current Covid-19 restrictions. Parishioners who wish to book Masses, require Mass cards or have any other query are asked to please ring the office (029 70043).
CLOGHOULA NATIONAL SCHOOL: Now enrolling pupils for September 2021. Enrolment forms may be received by emailing cloghoulans @gmail.com or by phoning (029) 70432
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Pope Francis invites us to “live the present moment, filling it to the brim with Love. Seize the occasions that present themselves every day.” He also reminds us that God bends down and uses us, to be his love and compassion in the world, wherever we find ourselves, each in his or her own way. During this Lenten season let us extend a helping hand to those around us who may be lonely or struggling during these challenging times.