“Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103

Many thanks to Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s C103 programme – 5th April 2020.  (S.R.)

Recorded before social distancing came to place, we revert to the Michael McCarthy story, part one of which was broadcast two weeks ago.  This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me,  John Greene concludes this two part programme. 

Michael was co-founder of the Ritz Showband who were based in Bandon during the 1950s and ’60s.

While we reminisce on the golden era of the showbands on both programmes, we also hear about life afterwards.

Michael talks about his time in the motor industry, and  his concern for the environment and it’s wildlife inhabitants. It may be one small step, but by putting his money where his mouth is, he hopes that young people will take those concerns on board. Who can honestly say that mistreating the earth, hasn’t been in some way responsible for Covid-19 which has already claimed so many human lives..  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Parish Newsletter – 5th April, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Palm Sunday – 5th April, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID19 PRECAUTIONS. 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, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week: 

RECENT DEATHS:   Donie Golden, Tullig; Mary Cronin, Dooneen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill; Jimmy Murphy, Tanyard; Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Nonie Lehane, Tullig; Willie Gleeson, Clara Road; Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen; Kattie Dennehy, Curragh; Mary O’Donoghue, Aubane; Johnny Cremin, Gortavehy; Peggy O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Jackie & Julia Murphy, Coolikerane; Danny Forde, Mologhroe; Celine McAuliffe, Knockduff; Theresa & Anne Perdisatt, Dublin.

CONFESSIONS AND EASTER DUTY

As Churches are currently closed, we are aware that people will be unable to get to Confession before Easter. In his morning Mass on 20th March, Pope Francis spoke about this and how to resolve concerns about fulfilling our Easter duty:

“If you can’t go to confession, speak to God. He’s your Father.  Tell him the truth: “Lord, I did this and this and this. Pardon me.” Ask his forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, “afterward I will go to confession.” You will return to God’s grace immediately. You yourself can draw near, as the catechism teaches us, to God’s forgiveness, without having a priest at hand.”

 

FOLLOWING GUIDELINES RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE OF KERRY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF EASTER CEREMONIES THIS YEAR.  WE HAVE OUTLINED THE CEREMONIES AND WHAT WILL TAKE PLACE EACH DAY.

PALM SUNDAY (April 5th):   Mass will be celebrated at 11.30a.m. This Mass will be offered for the intentions of the People of the Parish. All households can cut a piece of palm (or whatever evergreen tree is in your garden) and during Mass there will be a blessing on the piece of palm in every home.
Tuesday 7th April: Mass at 10.00a.m. For Mary O’Keeffe, Millstreet (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 8th April:                         Mass at 10.00a.m.
Holy Thursday (9th April):                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 7.30p.m. At the conclusion of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be kept in the Tabernacle.
Good Friday (10th April):                   The Passion of our Lord at 3.00p.m.
Holy Saturday (11th April):                Easter Vigil at 7.30p.m. The Pascal Candle will be lit at the beginning of Mass, Easter Proclamation will be said, The Liturgy of the Word, Baptismal Liturgy and Liturgy of the Eucharist.  (Please note this will be repeated at 9.00p.m on www.corkmusicstation.com )
Easter Sunday (12th April):                Mass at 11.30a.m.

THESE MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED BY Fr. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV. EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE REPEATED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (www.corkmusicstation.com)  1 HOUR AFTER THE ABOVE TIMES.

Donie Golden, Tullig

On the 2nd of April 2020 the untimely and sudden death has occurred of Donie Golden, Tullig, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Beloved husband to Molly and loving father to D.J, Dermot, Donal and Pat. Sadly missed by brothers Paddy and Denjoe, sisters Noreen (O’Connell) and the late Margaret (Boyle). Deeply regretted by his loving family, daughters-in-law, Aoife, Máiréad, Stephanie and Martina. His adored grandchildren Cian, Cillian, Liam, Éadaoin, Megan and Mark, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, neighbours, and his large circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

With the support of Donie’s family, a private funeral will take place due to government advice on public gatherings. We look forward to celebrating Donie’s life with family and friends and extended family at a later date. [rip] [f]

Messages of condolence can also be left on the Condolence Book on RIP.ie.

Next Broadcast of Mass on Cork Music Station Palm Sunday at 12:30pm

Our next Mass broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station will be on Palm Sunday (5th April 2020) at 12:30pm.  (S.R.)

To make contact with our Cork Music Station feel welcome to email corkmusicstation @gmail.com .

Lenten Sacred Space in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

Maureen O’Connor (née O’Flynn) The Ford, Dromagh

On April 2, 2020 peacefully at her home and in the presence of her loving family, Maureen, formerly of Dysert, Dromagh, beloved wife of John, loving mother of Aideen (Murphy) and Martin, sister of the late Sheila, John and Neily and mother in law of the late Zoe. Deeply regretted by her loving family, her adored grandchildren Lisa and Ben, sister Evelyn, son in law Ted, sisters in law, aunts, nieces (especially Marion), nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis
With the support of Maureen’s family, a private funeral will take place, due to government advice regarding public gatherings. Please use the online condolence book below as an option to offer your sympathies. We look forward to celebrating Maureen’s life with friends and extended family at a later date. [rip]

Meals on Wheels

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.
A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for next week below.
If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <info@millstreetdaycentre.ie>
Thank you & stay safe.

Sincere Thanks to John for Museum’s 40th Anniversary Feature

Sincere thanks to “Corkman” Journalist and Photographer Supreme John Tarrant for his greatly appreciated feature in last week’s “Corkman” regarding the 40th Anniversary of Millstreet Museum.  Here we also share one of the 2014 images from our Museum Archive of a panoramic view from a Hoist in Millstreet Town Park.   The scene shows a new Astroturf looking superb and it also shows the Carnegie Hall in the background – the home of Millstreet Museum.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Focus on Variety

Welcome to our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station

Tonight’s programme from 9:30 until 11:00 ….especially for those cocooning at this time …. will have the usual blend of the very best songs, music, chat and musings.   We shall also make special reference to the eleven images below.   To contact live just email corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  Stay safe and well.

Nature springing to life at Mount Leader, Millstreet.
Wise safety measures in place at Millstreet Town Park to focus on Social Distancing.
Denis Hickey delivers from Millstreet Day Care Centre lunch to those cocooning these times.
Mary Russell, renowned Journalist and Author from Dublin revisiting the Butter Road in February 2015 pictured with James O’Sullivan of Claraghatlea, Millstreet beside whose home a section of the original 1748 Butter Road passes. [more photos] [maps and details of the original butter road]
Shopping Deliveries from our Supermarkets during this time.
Uplifting colours at Angela’s Hair Salon in West End, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Focus on Variety”

Eily’s Report – 31st March

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

And so ends our two weeks of self isolation,  only to be followed by two more. Looking back it hasn’t been so bad. I heard an old man saying one time that  “to look ahead, forty years is a very long long stint, but believe me when I tell you that it’s nothing when its spent”. I think we can say the same but at a much lower scale about the past two weeks.  Looking back I can’t help wondering  where did they go?  What have I got to show for it. A lot of what we do in life, is determined by the way we handle it.  It’s really down to our attitude. A long time ago I came across the following piece  never read it more than once but put it into my scrapbook to be taken out and read again  “When I’d Have Time”Now I have weeks of time and if I share with you, you have weeks of time to read it. I  quote. “The longer I live the more I realise the impact of Attitude on Life.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes,than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness  or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that other people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have and that’s our Attitude. The writer is convinced that life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we react to it .We are all in charge of our own Attitudes’. Unquote. Sound advice.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 31st March”

Avondhu

Once more the Summer decks the hills round dear old Millstreet town
The breezes waft the scent from flowers of green Duhallow down
The sunshine chases shadows fleet o’er Muskery’s meadows wide
And light and shade guild every glade by sweet Blackwater’s side

Sweet it is when Clara hill is clad in sunset glow
And happy lovers shyly meet in many a vale below
They breathe the balmy Irish air and roam the meadows through
Where Finnow witching waters join the far famed Avondhu

Oh. Avondhu by many a field your shadowed waters glide
Where I have life[s golden hours your restful banks beside
Now scattered afar the comrades all my careless boyhood knew
Alas we’ll never meet again beside sweet Avondhu

Some sleep beside that grand old stream in the graveyard on the hill
They closed their eyes in dreamless death while life seemed pleasant still
Light lay the sod upon their clay may heaven’s sweetest dew
For ever bless each comrade’s grave beside sweet Avondhu

The fairest land on earth art thou Oh Ireland grá mo chroí
Your Exiles brave in every land are wrath to make you free
Their dearest hope that yet some day in Freedoms light they’ll view
Their Native hills that sleep for aye beside sweet Avondhu

J. Doody (Author)
Dooneen,
Millstreet,
Co. Cork

[read more …] “Avondhu”

Mary Cronin (née Scannell), Dooneen / Gneeveguilla

The death has occurred Monday 30th March 2020 of Mary Cronin (née Scannell), Dooneen, Millstreet, Cork / Gneeveguilla, Kerry. Formerly of Meenagishaugh, Gneeveguilla, peacefully at home, sadly missed by her loving husband Jerry, sisters Peggy and Noreen, nieces and nephew, extended family, kind neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

In accordance with the current government and HSE guidelines on public gatherings, the funeral will take place privately. Condolences can be left on the condolences page on RIP.ie. [1]

Recycling Centres to Reopen from Tomorrow

Civic Amenity Sites in Cork County to reopen from Tomorrow (Tuesday) with restrictions, please see the update below from Chief Executive, Tim Lucey, which outline the restrictions in place.
(Millstreet Civic Amenity Centre is open Monday, Thursday and Saturday)

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“In my correspondence to you yesterday, I indicated that Civic Amenity Sites would be closed on this Monday. That decision was taken following the release of the public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 issued on Friday March 27th. Civic Amenity Sites had not been specifically listed as an essential service nationally and would generally require customers to travel more than the restricted two kilometres.  [read more …] “Recycling Centres to Reopen from Tomorrow”

The Moon and Venus over Millstreet

The Moon and the planet Venus shining in the sky this evening over Clara Mountain and Millstreet – taken from St. Mary’s Graveyard. Near record high pressures have settled over Ireland giving us cloudless skies, but cool days and cold nights, as well as the chance to escape the confines of our homes for a short while to get some exercise, fresh air, and a little sunshine on our skin.  [read more …] “The Moon and Venus over Millstreet”

“Where The Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme on C103.  (S.R.)

Adhering to Covid-19 guidelines, Where the road takes me has had to make a few changes in its preparation over the next few weeks.

This week John Greene goes around the world to discover how various people are dealing with and coping with the virus.

In Hackney in the UK, we speak to Les McKeown, lead singer with the Bay City Rollers.

In Berlin in Germany, we get the views of Marcia Barrett, former lead singer with Boney M.

In New Orleans we speak to Professor John M. Barry from the Tullane University School of Public Health & Tropical medicine.  His advice is constantly sought on how lessons can be learned from the flu of 1918 which killed more than fifty million people, most of whom were young. [read more …] ““Where The Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103″

Repeating Mass Broadcast at 3pm on Cork Music Station

Such is the demand from so many throughout the world including Australia, USA, UK and Ireland to hear our Mass Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church which was celebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. at 11.30am this Sunday, 29th March 2020 that we shall be transmitted a repeat broadcast of the complete Mass at 3pmTo tune in just tap on Cork Music Station.  Stay safe and well.  (S.R.)

Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station This Coming Week

Broadcast Schedule of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet
Sunday 29th March: 12.30p.m.
Tuesday 31st March: 11.00a.m.
Wednesday 1st April: 11.00a.m.
Thursday 2nd April: 11.00a.m.
Friday 3rd April: 11.00a.m.

To access the broadcasts just tap on Cork Music Station

Our Cork Music Station broadcasts are transmitted one hour after the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   To make contact with our Radio Station feel welcome to email corkmusicstation @gmail.com.  (S.R.)

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Co. Cork

St. Patrick’s Church closed until April 12th

Due to the restrictions put in place since last night and following correspondence received from Bishop Ray Browne and the diocesan office, all churches will remain closed until 12th April.

Masses will continue to be celebrated by Fr. Fitzgerald behind closed doors and will be transmitted on the Church TV and one hour later on www.corkmusicstation.com 

Our parish office will be closed until the same date but if you require assistance please feel free to ring (029)70043

Stay safe and we will all keep praying.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK:
Sunday 29th March: 11.30a.m.
Tuesday 31st March: 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 1st April: 10.00a.m.
Thursday 2nd April: 10.00a.m.
Friday 3rd April: 10.00a.m.

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Similarly in Dromtariffe, Fr. Tom is ‘cocooned’ which means he will not be taking part in Church Liturgies except for the weekly Sunday Mass.  This will be celebrated by Fr. Tom on his own in the presbytery, and offered for the intentions of parishioners. [St.Brendan’s]

[read more …] “St. Patrick’s Church closed until April 12th”

Parish Newsletter – 29th March, 2020


PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifth Sunday of Lent – 29th March, 2020
CANON JOHN FITZGERALD P.P.
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
[MILLSTREET@DIOCESEOFKERRY.IE] DIOCESEOFKERRY.IE
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00A.M.-1.00P.M. & 2.00P.M.-5.00P.M.

FOLLOWING GUIDELINES RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE OF KERRY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

MASS SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK

SUNDAY 29th MARCH: 11.30a.m. – This Mass is offered for the People of the Parish
Churches the bells will be rung at 11.00a.m. on Sunday
TUESDAY 31st MARCH: 10.00a.m.
WEDNESDAY 1st APRIL: 10.00a.m.
THURSDAY 2nd APRIL: 10.00a.m.
FRIDAY 3rd APRIL: 10.00a.m.

THESE MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV. EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE REPEATED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com) ONE HOUR AFTER THE ABOVE TIMES.

EXPOSITION IS CANCELLED IN ALL CHURCHES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN EVERY DAY

ANNIVERSAIRES: Mary Gahan, Minor Row; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Tony Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Denis O’Regan, Station Road; Brendan Kiely, Station Road; Siobhan & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoula; Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; John C & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Julia O’Connell, Dooneen; Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen; Han O’Leary, Toorbonia; Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill; John & the deceased members of the Ring Family, Eagloune; Ellen Hegarty, Whitechurch; Margaret & Thomas Dennehy, Killarney.

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Dear Parishioners,

As we continue to journey during these difficult and unprecedented times please be assured of my prayers for the safety of all our Parishioners – here at home, those who are living around the world and especially those who are working in the frontline.

The safety guidelines that have been put in place to contain the spread of COVID 19 have impacted on the way we practice our faith but be assured our Churches will stay open for private prayer. However, I am asking that those visiting the Church practice physical distancing and avoid the touching of hard surfaces where possible.

Our Masses will continue to be celebrated behind closed doors and will be transmitted locally on our Church TV and I am grateful to Seán Radley for the transmission of our Masses through the Cork Music Station (www.corkmusicstation.com). This transmission is allowing those who are not near their loved ones to feel connected and this is very important during this time.

As you are aware the situation and spread of COVID19 is continuously changing and Bishop Ray Browne and the Diocesan Office are continuously updating our Parishes regarding best practice for the safety of our clergy and parishioners. In accordance with updated guidelines received I will not be making First Friday Calls for the month of April and I will offer Mass during next week for your intentions and well-being.

I want to thank you all the encouragement and support you continue to give me and I wish you and your families continued health and safety. God’s blessing to you all. Fr. John Fitzgerald

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Prayer to St. Corona in a Time of Epidemic

Lord Jesus Christ, You came into this world for our salvation. Look kindly on us now, we pray, that we, and all those who serve You, might be kept safe from this epidemic. Heal those who are sick, comfort the suffering, bring back those who have gone astray, and above all, increase our faith, O Lord. Give us the grace to follow You and, like the martyr St. Corona, who gave her life for love of You, to take up our crosses daily without fear or hesitation. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us and on the whole world.  St. Corona, patroness of epidemic victims, pray for us.

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ALONE SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE: 0818 222 024

PARISH OFFICE REMAINS OPEN

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

In line with government guidelines arising from the Covid-19 crisis, Millstreet Adult Learning Centre remains closed until further notice. However, if any learners and/or prospective learners need some advice, help or support, please call Marie on 086 7707301 on Monday or Thursday 9am to 5pm or leave a text message anytime and I will follow up. We have set up a new Facebook page (Millstreet FET) and we upload information,  resources, activity lists and useful links to other sites so please visit our page to find out more. Help is also available for those who are struggling to stay calm in these challenging times ……… Stay safe, stay at home and stay in touch.  [read more …] “Millstreet Adult Learning Centre”

Meals on Wheels Menu

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day.

A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for next week below.

If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <<email>>

Thank you & stay safe.

Pope Francis Gives Prayer Service at 5pm on RTÉ News Now Channel Today

We thank Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. for alerting us to the fact that Pope Francis is having a short “Urbi et Orbi” with a Prayer Service at 5pm (Irish time) on this Friday, 27th March 2020 which will be broadcast on the RTÉ News Now Channel.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Pope Francis Gives Prayer Service at 5pm on RTÉ News Now Channel Today”

Reciting of Rosary from St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet at 1pm Today on Cork Music Station

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. recited the Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 12 noon yesterday (Thurs., 26th March 2020).  At 1pm we at Cork Music Station broadcast a recording of those Stations of the Cross.  To tune in to our Radio Station for these broadcasts simply tap on Cork Music Station.   Our next broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church is today (Friday, 27th March) when we transmit a recording at 1pm of the Recitation of the Rosary which will have taken place at noon on Friday.   Our next Mass broadcast is on Sunday, 29th March at 12.30pm..   (S.R.)