4th April 2021
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE RING (029) 70043
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:
RECENT DEATHS: Ben O’Riordan, Lislehane; Eileen MacEvilly, Westport & Millstreet
ANNIVERSARIES: Connie McSweeney, Toorenbawn; Donie Golden, Tullig; Siobhán & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoula; Mary Gahan, Minor Row; Nellie O’Keeffe, Pound Hill; Jackie Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; Michael, Paddy & Hannah O’Leary, Murphy’s Terrace & Clara Road; Dermot Twomey, Main Street; Gerard, Annie & David Sheehan, Carrigacooleen; Michael & Nora Lynch, Kippagh; Capt. Con Murphy, Ballydaly; Julia O’Connell, Dooneen; Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen; Danny Forde, Mologhroe.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet
EASTER SUNDAY 4th April at 11.30a.m. : Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen
MONDAY 5th April: No Mass
TUESDAY 6th April at 10.00a.m. : Dermot Twomey, Main Street
WEDNESDAY 7th April at 7.30p.m. : Mass to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the death of Captain Con Murphy, Ballydaly
THURSDAY 8th April at 10.00a.m. : Theresa & Anne Perdisatt & Katy Gilligan, Dublin
FRIDAY 9th April at 7.30p.m. : Abina & Denis Lehane, Gneeves; John O’Sullivan, Coolinarne
SATURDAY 10th April at 10.30a.m. : Nora Tarrant, Coole (recently deceased)
SATURDAY 10th April at 6.30p.m. : Nonie & Dan Lehane, Tullig; Jer & Han O’Leary, Toorbonia
SUNDAY 11th April at 11.30a.m. : Con McSweeney, Toorenbawn
The Divine Mercy Novena commenced on Good Friday and continues for 9 days finishing on next Sunday (11th) Divine Mercy Sunday. We invite you to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in your homes at 3.00p.m each day and join us via live-streaming and our Church TV for concluding devotions on next Sunday between 2.30p.m. and 3.00p.m. Pious objects will be blessed at the end of this ceremony.
This year we have celebrated our Easter Ceremonies without congregations and behind closed doors, but thanks to live-streaming and our Church TV we have been able to join together as a Parish. Each ceremony was enhanced by the contributions of our Church Choir, organists Edel Fraser and Deirdre Treacy and our young musicians. A sincere thank you for the work you all put in and to the Fraser Family for compiling the discs to be used.
As we continue our journey through this pandemic it can be so easy to be overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, loneliness and despair; but we must continue to take strength and courage from the teaching of our Gospels.
The Risen Christ gave us hope and we must now take this hope and allow it to give us the strength we need as we wait to return to “normal life” when we can be with our families, and friends.
To each person in our community, each household who is dealing with illness or bereavement, may you find the strength you need in these two phrases that are vital for our world today and which the Risen Christ shared with his disciples and the world “Do not be afraid – peace be with you”.
I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has continued to give financial support to our Churches through the returning of our Capital Fund envelopes, private donations in the absence of offertory collections, donations towards our live-streaming and also the Parish dues. This support is greatly appreciated.
May the true meaning of Easter continue to be in each of your homes this year.
PARISH OFFICE: Please note Parish office is closed on next Monday and Tuesday. It will re-open (behind closed doors) from Wednesday.