Third Sunday of Easter
18th 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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:
RECENT DEATHS: Fr. Tom Hickey, Ballyferriter.
ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Liam Comer, Dromagh & Ardfert; Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill; Florrie O’Donoghue. Lackabawn; Matthew Twomey, Minor Row; Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Danny Creedon, Liscahane; Patrick Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Jeremiah & Bridget O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Mary & Patrick O’Donoghue, Aubane; Fr. Tim Buckley, Toorbonia; Michael & Joan Herlihy, Knockane; Matty O’Leary, Milleen; Judy Burke, Kilnamartyra; Mary Dempsey, New York & Dromnahilla; Ann Mullane Murphy, Kilworth & Millstreet.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet
SATURDAY 17th April at 6.30p.m: Nancy Murphy, Gurrane, Carriganima; Cronin Family, Church Street.
SUNDAY 18th April at 11.30a.m: Breeda O’Leary, The Square
MONDAY 19th April at 10.00a.m: Private Intention
TUESDAY 20th April at 10.00a.m: Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill
WEDNESDAY 21st April at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish
THURSDAY 22nd April at 10.00a.m. Tade Corkery, Dooneen
FRIDAY 23rd April at 10.00a.m: Johnny, Kathleen & Kevin Hickey, Shanaknuck
SATURDAY 24th April at 6.30p.m.: John & Abina Sheehan, Knockbrack
SUNDAY 25th April at 11.30a.m: William O’Leary, Dromnahilla
MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 25th April & 2nd May: Group E
PARISH OFFICE: Our Parish office is currently working behind closed doors due to the 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).
It is hard to believe that over 12 months have passed and unfortunately, we are still celebrating Mass behind closed doors but with the development of vaccines there is a glimmer of light that our towns and communities will begin to open up slowly and cautiously. During this period last year, we couldn’t even open our Church doors for private prayer and this was difficult for everyone to understand and accept. Parishioners nationwide find solace and comfort while visiting Churches – it may be lighting a candle, reciting Stations of the Cross or simply spending time in silent prayer but it gives a connection that we all need in our lives from time to time. This time of year, would traditionally be the preparation of our Sacramental classes for receiving their First Holy Communion and Confirmation. As of now we are unable to put any dates in place until the restrictions are lifted by our Government and NPHET and as soon as dates are in place, we will be in contact with the schools and parents. I want to take this opportunity to thank the parents who attended the recent Sacramental talks organised by the Diocese. If you were unable to attend both of these webinars are still available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie.
Regarding our Parish Finances, our annual audit has now been completed and I want to acknowledge the financial support we have received towards our Restoration Fund, Parish Streaming, Parish offertory collection and Clergy dues. These donations are greatly appreciated and especially during the past 12 months.
As in previous years the Parish will be applying for a Tax Refund from the The Revenue Commissioners under their approved tax relief scheme for eligible charities. Parishioners who have contributed €250 or more in the calendar year up to 31st December, 2020, are eligible for this scheme.
Our Parish office is currently processing these claims for our parishioners whose forms we have on file. Any parishioner who needs to complete a new form will receive these by post and can return them to our office. If you have any queries, please contact our Parish office.
Continue to stay safe during the coming weeks and months and be assured of my prayers for our community. Fr. Fitzgerald.
Thought for the week
Become aware of your own need for hope in life. See what happens when you live as a person of hope, trusting in God’s faithfulness.