Fifth Sunday of Easter
2nd May 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: Baby Jack Daniel Collins-Kelleher, Drishane Road.
ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret & John McCarthy, Lackabawn; Marie Senior, Tanyard Wood; Margaret Barrett, The Square; Jerry Hickey, Pound Hill; Denis Hickey, Mill Lane; Bernie O’Byrne, West End & London; Judy Buckley, Mountleader; Connie Lane, Cahirdowney; Hannie Lane, Aubane; Mary & Michael Flaherty, Ballydaly; Dan, Mary, Michael & Tom O’Sullivan, Knocknageeha; Denis T & Peg Murphy, Cullen; John, Madge & Denny Murphy, Lisnaboy; Con Keane, Coolikerane; Tim O’Riordan, Kanturk.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet
SATURDAY 1st May at 6.30p.m: Joe McSweeney, Killarney Road
SUNDAY 2nd May at 11.30a.m: Jackie & Kathy Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; Paddy, Katie & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Church Street & Mullinahorna.
TUESDAY 4th May at 10.00a.m: John, Madge, Denny & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Lisnaboy
WEDNESDAY 5th May at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish
THURSDAY 6th May at 10.00a.m.: Private Intention
FRIDAY 7th May at 7.30p.m: Hannie & Jackie Lane, Aubane
SATURDAY 8th May at 6.30p.m.: Mass for the children of our Parish who are preparing for their First Holy Communion & Confirmation.
SUNDAY 9th May at 11.30a.m: Jim & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Bob O’Sullivan, Gortavehy
MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 9th & 16th May: Group F
What welcome news we received yesterday when the Government announced that we will able to celebrate Masses with congregations in our Churches from Monday 10th May.
There is still some clarification needed regarding numbers able to attend Masses in larger Churches and we are hoping that this will be received during the week and I will keep you updated during our live-streamed daily Masses.
Hereunder I have included the guidelines received from our Diocesan Office and I am asking for your continued patience and understanding until we receive full clarification on certain points.
- Funerals – 50 mourners permitted in Church.
- Weddings – 50 guests permitted at service in Church
- No arrangements to be made for First Communions and Confirmations at the present time.
- Baptisms will take place with limited numbers.
- Parish Office will re-open to the Public on 10thMay
Due to the restricted number of 50 allowed at Mass, we are asking our Parishioners to please ring the Parish Office from next Wednesday to reserve places at Masses in all our Churches.
As we move forward, we must continue to be careful and mindful of others and we ask you to continue to sanitise as you enter and leave our Churches.
POPE FRANCIS REQUEST FOR MONTH OF MAY
Pope Francis is requesting that during this month of May the entire Church invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the end of the pandemic and, in a special way, he is inviting all of us to pray fervently for those most closely affected by it.
During each day of May, all the Shrines around the world, united in a communion of supplication, will lift up their prayers, which, like the fragrance of incense, will rise up to heaven.
So perhaps, here in our Parish, we can set aside some time each day and pray to Our Lady for protection and hope during these difficult days.
Our Lady health of the sick, pray for us.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Because of my hard times,
Of my mistakes
Because of my sad experiences