Dromtariffe Parish Weekly Newsletter


Dear Parishioners

 Hope ye are all well & full of hope that soon we will be able to diminish the restrictions we are under.  It is Lenten time & while we are not able to attend Masses yet it is an opportunity in these quieter times to pray individually & as a family for God’s help and protection.  It is difficult on everyone as we can’t make definite plans for anything, but we will adapt to whatever situation we find ourselves in & do our best.  Our prayers are with the teachers & children & their parents that all will go safely & successfully.  May the God who endured the hardship & rigours of the desert help us all through these testing times.

                 “O God come to our aid; O Lord make haste to help us”.

 Fr Tom


Day Private Mass Intention
Monday 22nd   Special Intention
Wednesday 24th   Jerome & Margaret Kelleher

Michael Kelleher

Thursday 25th    
Saturday 27th    
Sunday 28th   Paddy O’Sullivan, Rathcoole

Rachel & Eamonn Hurley, Rathcoole



Parish Fund

The amount received last week: €315.  


 Donations to offertory collection: €70

           Thank you.   

Masses from Monday 22nd February     to       Sunday 7th  March  2021
Mon 22 Feb    Wed 24 Feb      Thurs 25 Feb   Sat 27 Feb  Sun 28 Feb    
Rathcoole                Radharc na Coille      Prohus    Knockcahill     Laught Upper    Laught Lower Gurrane Killetra  Minehill   Dromahoe      Keale Month’s Mind   Anniversaries Drominagh    Ardrahan     Lisnacon      Killinane  Derrinamona Dromskehy  Ducleagh    Dromagh   Rosglass      Dysert      Dromtariffe
Mon 1 March  Wed 3 Mar   Thurs 4 Mar   Sat 6 March   Sun 7 March  
Coolclough  Gurteen The Island                   Derrinagree              Clonbanin      Moher           Clenrath           Rathroe Lyrevoucane Bolomore     Fortgrady  Knockbrack Curraraigue Upper Curraraigue Middle Curraraigue Lower Meenskehy Knocknacurracoush Coolclougher    Skagh            Stakehill Ballymaquirke  Dromalour Kilcolman    Garraveasogue Paal    Kileenleigh  Derrygallon    Knockanroe    Gurranebawn    Farrandoyle

Second Sunday of Lent – February 28, 2021
For all our priests, who bring us to the mountain of Christ at every Mass and feed us with His transforming love in the sacraments, and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

  • Trócaire

Trócaire express their gratitude to all in the diocese for our 2020 diocesan contribution. Despite having no congregations at Easter our return was over €110,000 – two thirds of previous years.

Thank God for the Christian generosity of so many in our parishes.

Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. Families like Awut and Ajak’s in South Sudan need your support now more than ever. Trócaire are appealing to you to continue your support this Lent. Resources, prayers, and videos are available on www.trocaire.org and donations can be made to the Lent campaign in the following ways:

  1. By collecting a Trócaire box at the back of the church
  2. Online at trocaire.org
  3. By phone: 1850 408 408 (ROI) or 0800 912 1200 (NI)


The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion.

  • Online Pre-Sacramental Preparation talks for Parents:

The Diocese of Kerry will be hosting two online events for Parents who’s child is going forward for the sacraments of First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Dr Dan O Connell will be presenting an online talk –

Frist 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. Register online @  www.dioceseofkerry.ie   For further information contact: email <email>  or phone 064 6632644


  • 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 <email> to register and for the zoom link.

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