Fourth Sunday of Lent
14th March 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: Nora Tarrant, Coole; Peggy Kelleher, Tullig.
ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Niall Kelleher, Station Road; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Timothy, Hannah & Timmy O’Connor, Lisnaboy; Denis Vaughan, Newmarket; Ellen Cahill.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet
SATURDAY 13th March at 6.30p.m: Neilie O’Leary, Toorbonia; James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen.
SUNDAY 14th March at 11.30a.m.: Sheila Barry, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathleen & Danny Joe Cotter, Liscahane.
MONDAY 15th March at 7.30p.m: Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn & Nora Rea, Kilcorney.
TUESDAY 16th March at 7.30p.m: People of the Parish
WEDNESDAY 17th March St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 11.30a.m: Millstreet Pipe Band
THURSDAY 18th March at 10.00a.m.: Hannah & Pat Murphy, Ballydaly
FRIDAY 19th March at 7.00p.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Niall Kelleher, Station Road
SATURDAY 20th March at 6.30p.m: Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula; Julia, Jerry & Denny Kelleher, Cahirdowney
SUNDAY 21st March at 11.30a.m: Denis and the deceased members of the O’Regan family, Station Road & Main Street
SUNDAY – MOTHER’S DAY
This Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day – we say thank you for everything our mothers have done for us and we remember in a special way those who have passed away.
We ask Our Lady to guide and protect mothers everywhere and give eternal rest to those who are no longer with us.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
O Blessed St. Patrick, with the Lord now in His holy place, win a home for us there to see you face to face. With every blessing to all our parishioners, both here and away, on the feast of our Patron Saint St. Patrick.
This Wednesday we will celebrate the feast day of the Patron Saint of our Church, St. Patrick, unfortunately, Masses will be behind closed doors but thanks to modern technology and the dedicated work of The Fraser family, our Parish Choir, organist Deirdre Treacy, our young musicians, Margaret Dennehy and Millstreet Pipe Band both our Masses will be enhanced with various musical arrangements. Our Vigil Mass will feature a small group of young musicians accompanied by Margaret Dennehy, while our 11.30 morning Mass will have a combination of recordings by Deirdre on organ, members of the Pipe Band on pipes, our Parish Choir and two renditions from 2018 and 2019 of Jane Daly on organ and the full Pipe Band (courtesy of Seán Radley).
All these recordings were done virtually and we are very grateful for the work that has gone into the preparation for this special day.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MILLSTREET PIPE BAND
This St. Patrick’s Day marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Millstreet Pipe Band and I take this opportunity to extend sincere congratulations to your members and especially Liam Coffey and Tim O’Shea, for their service over the years. This anniversary is testament of what the Pipe Band means to this community and I wish you continued success for the future.
FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH – FRIDAY 19th MARCH
Pope Francis asks that 2021 be a special ‘Year of St Joseph’. His recent Apostolic Letter ‘With a Father’s heart’ (Patris Corde) speaks of the role of father, of protector, and of honoring all the wonderful people who quietly and unnoticed play an incomparable role in the history of salvation, mentioning all worldwide who have shown wonderful care over the past year. Pope Francis reflects on St Joseph as a father under seven headings: beloved, tender and loving, obedient, accepting, creatively courageous, working and ‘a father in the shadows.”
Lectio Divina online with Fr. Séamus O’Connell commencing on Tuesday 16th March for 3 nights 7.30 – 9.00p.m. To register and receive the zoom link please email: office @stjohns.ie. Insert “Lectio Divina” in the subject line.
Virtual Discernment Evening for those interested in Diocesan Priesthood. The evening is being hosted by the Cashel Province on Tuesday 23rd March between 7.30 – 9.00p.m. For those interested in attending this virtual event please register by emailing info @vocations.ie
Looking towards Easter: The Kerry Diocese invite you to two webinars there are hosting in the coming weeks. On Thursday 18th Dr. Anne Francie will explore “Blessed is she who believed” and on 25th March Fr. Donal O’Connor will explore “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light get in.” Both events will start at 8.00p.m. For further details and to register go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie