Millstreet Parish Newsletter 28th March 2021



Palm Sunday 

28th March  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet



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:   James Coogan, Ballywilliams, Bagnelstown. 

ANNIVERSARIES:  Tony Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Molly Healy, Church Street; Dermie O’Keeffe, Main Street;  Willie Gleeson, Clara Road; Peter Moynihan, Lackadota; Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; Michael & Mary Buckley, Aubane; Mary Cronin, Dooneen; Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane; John & the deceased members of the Ring family, Eagloune; Leah Long, Ballingeary; Nora Rea, Kilcorney; Matt Twomey, Brookpark, Kilcorney; Margaret & Thomas Dennehy, Killarney. 


 SATURDAY 27th March at 6.30p.m:   Donie Golden, Tullig

SUNDAY 28th March Palm Sunday 

Mass at 11.30a.m: Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill;  Cáit & Diamuid Cronin, Kilmeedy;  Billy & Mary Jo Murphy, Coole   

MONDAY 29th   March at 7.30p.m: Willie Gleeson, Clara Road

TUESDAY 30th March at 10.00a.m: Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen;  Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore.

WEDNESDAY 31st March at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

HOLY THURSDAY – Mass at 7.30p.m : Mass of the Lord’s Supper 

GOOD FRIDAY – 3.00p.m: The Passion of the Lord 

GOOD FRIDAY – 7.30p.m: Stations of the Cross 

EASTER SATURDAY – 7.30p.m: Easter Vigil

 EASTER SUNDAY at 11.30a.m.: Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen


Dear Parishioners,

This year we are once again celebrating our Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies behind closed doors and while it is understandable that we must continue with this practice it can be difficult to accept, but we must take strength and courage from the teaching of our Gospels and continue to stay safe and take care of each other.

We are fortunate that we now have both our local Church TV and live-streaming in place and through modern technology we can join together as a Parish – be it near or far. We invite households to light a candle in your homes for each Ceremony in preparation of the Resurrection of our Lord.   The details of our Ceremonies are as follows:


Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at 7.30p.mAt the conclusion of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be kept in the Tabernacle. As there will be no Altar of Repose, we will be leaving our Church cameras on until 10.00p.m. to allow private prayer in your homes.


The Passion of our Lord will be celebrated at 3.00p.m. 

Stations of the Cross at 7.30p.m. – these will be prayed by the Priests of the Pastoral Area and live-streamed from Millstreet Church.

Please note hours that Millstreet Church will be open on Good Friday from 9.00a.m. to 2.30p.m.; after Ceremony until 7.00p.m. and after Stations until 9.30p.m.   Ballydaly & Cullen Churches will remain open all day.


Our Easter Vigil will take place at 7.30p.m.

The Pascal Candle will be lit at the beginning of Mass, Easter Proclamation will be said followed by The Liturgy of the Word, Blessing of Water and Liturgy of the Eucharist.

There will be a limited number of Easter Triduum booklets available at the back of Millstreet Church on Wednesday.

Please see below details of broadcasts for Holy Week and for the Easter Triduum on RTÉ.

Holy Thursday – 1st April

RTÉ One, 16.40 (repeated Radio 1 Extra / LW252, 1900) – Mass of the Lord’s Supper celebrated by Fr Martin Smith (Chaplain, Carlow IT)

Good Friday – 2nd April

RTÉ One / Radio 1 Extra / LW252, 1500-1600 – Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday from Knock Basilica. Chief celebrant is the Rector of the National Shrine, Monsignor Richard Gibbons. 

There is also a liturgy in Irish at the same time on Ráidió na Gaeltachta: Dé hAoine 02 Aibreán 2021, 15.00 – 16.00.  

 Holy Saturday – 3rd April

RTÉ One, 12.00 noon. Countdown to Calvary (Rpt). Downton Abbey star and Cambridge University theology graduate, Hugh Bonneville, tells the story of the last days of Jesus’ life. 

RTÉ One / Radio 1 Extra / LW252, 2300-0015 – Easter Vigil Mass from Knock Basilica, which is to be recognised by Pope Francis on 19 March as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine. Chief celebrant is the Rector of the National Shrine, Monsignor Richard Gibbons. The Choir is the Schola Cantorum Basilicae directed by Úna Nolan. The Organist is Mark Keane. 22.40-23.55 on RTÉ One. (Radio will air it with a slight delay at 23.00.) 

Easter Sunday 4th April

RTÉ One / Radio 1 Extra / LW252, 1000-1100 – Easter Sunday Mass from « La Carità » COVID hospital in Locarno, Switzerland, celebrated by the Archpriest of Locarno, Fr Carmelo Andreatta, with commentary and translation by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (This Mass will air with a delay on Radio 1 Extra / LW252 in our regular slot at 1100-1200). 

1100-1145 There is also a Mass in Irish on Raidio na Gaeltachta from 1100-1145. Dé Domhnaigh 04 Aibreán 2021

Aifreann an Domhnaigh ó Shéipéal Ghobnatan i gCúil Aodha, Co. Chorcaigh. 
12.25-12.55 (approx) Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Message and Blessing will follow live coverage of the 1916 commemoration by President Michael D. Higgins

                   GOOD FRIDAY INTENTION

This year there will be an additional intention for the afflicted in time of Pandemic and we share this with you:

Let us pray for all those who suffer the consequences of the current pandemic, that God the Father may grant health to the sick, strength to those who care for them, comfort to families and salvation to all the victims who have died. Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord.  Amen


KERRY DIOCESE “The Way of the Cross” can be viewed online through our diocesan YouTube channel –

Leap of Faith in Times of Transition, an Online Workshop for Young Adults aged 18 to 30 yrs. on 8th Apr. from 7.30 to 9.00pm. The workshop will be led by Gerry and Miriam Hussey. Join us for this event planned by Diocese of Kerry “YouthDoK” Young Adult Group for Young Adults.

Further information available and registration on


THE LEGION OF MARY will hold its Annual Consecration to Our Lady on this Sunday 28th March at 3.00p.m. via the Killarney Cathedral Webcam –  Please join us in making this consecration to Our Lady.  This is the Centenary of the Legion of Mary 1921-2021.  The Legion of Mary will celebrate 100 years in September 2021. It will be a time of joy, celebration and thanksgiving.

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). We thank you for the financial support you have continued to give our Parish. 



Excerpt from Pope Francis Palm Sunday Homily, 2020

“In these holy days, in our homes, let us stand before the Crucified One, the fullest measure of God’s love for us, and before the God who serves us to the point of giving his life, and let us ask for the grace to live in order to serve.  May we reach out to those who are suffering and those most in need.  May we not be concerned about what we lack, but what good we can do for others.”

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