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.)
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.
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]
Fifth Sunday of Lent – 29th March, 2020
CANON JOHN FITZGERALD P.P.
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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.
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
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.
ALONE SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE: 0818 222 024
PARISH OFFICE REMAINS OPEN
Herlihy’s Centra will have a free deliveries service available 7 days a week for the foreseeable future, to help people that may be afraid to come out to pick up their groceries.
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”
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.
Cottage available for Long Term Let.
3 miles from Millstreet town.
Text 087 6221333
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.)
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.)
Our next broadcast of the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is at 11:00 am on Thursday, 26th March 2020 on Cork Music Station. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” from 9:30 to 11:00pm on Cork Music Station we feature lots of new songs and music…including Movie Themes, Songs of 1930s to mention but some. If you wish to make contact regarding requests or comments feel very welcome to text or WhatsApp (086 825 0074) or email corkmusicstation @gmail.com. We also chat about lots of topics illustrated below and we share interesting quotes and wise sayings. And we repeat our interview with Liam Flynn at 10pm. Happy listening! (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on CMS this Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00 pm”
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Another week on and we are still to the good, Buíochas le Dia. If there is anything good to say about this present crisis, it has to be the weather. As they say it is like the doctor ordered it. The whole world is in turmoil and new needs come on stream by the minute and new methods have to be found to try and meet them. For instance test centres. They are popping up all over the place, in football pitches and other open areas. The mild weather is playing it’s part. If we were getting wind and rain the temporary structures wouldn’t stand up to the pressure of elements and the important work of testing could not be held in such large numbers and by all accounts early detection is vital.
It is regrettable that we still have some people who haven’t grasped the importance of isolation and personal cleansing. You’d wish they would spare a thought for all our doctors, nurses, medical staff and volunteers who put their own lives in danger to save the rest of us. My heart goes out to them and to our medical people who are working abroad and can’t ignore the call of home and come to help. They surely must be inspired by some super power that motivates them to turn a blind eye on their own safety to look after others. The whole world is in their debt. At local level we are still trying to get used to the life-changing situation that we have found ourselves in. But we are getting there. Did we ever think that we would confine ourselves to a space of four feet in every direction. St. Patrick’s Day was different from anything that we have ever seen before. But to keep the custom alive in our hearts, families, who had no public parade to dress up for or watch, held their own ritual at home. Thanks to modern media the little home-made parades were whisked off to family and friends, on line where they could be watched over and over. Tri-colours were hung out and shamrock worn with pride. Letting the world know, ‘that we shall overcome’.
We at Millstreet Museum are so very grateful to have today (Monday, 23rd March 2020) been presented with what we shall now entitle “The West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection” which consists of a truly magnificent collection of historic newspapers with fascinating supplements especially from the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin as well as a wonderful selection of booklets and newscuttings of very real relevance to Millstreet. Below we share 14 images of just some of this hugely appreciated Historic Collection which Mrs. F. O’Connor and Family of West End, Millstreet have shared with Millstreet Museum to be enjoyed by future generations. Sincere thanks to Jerry O’Connor who delivered these treasures today to my home….within recommended social distancing measures. The superb items will later be on display at our Museum Centre. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Presented with the West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection”
Cork Music Station will be broadcasting Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on the following days and times this week:
On Tuesday (24th March 2020), Wednesday and Thursday at 11.00am.
The “Radio Treasures Extra” programme will continue until 12 noon following the celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. (S.R.)
Topics shared in our latest Millstreet Pictorial Updates include a view of the various ways by which Coronavirus COVID-19 is being dealt with in our area. We note how Tubrid Holy Well has even more than usual candles lighting in the times we are experiencing. Millstreet marks the centenary of the death of Cork’s Lord Mayor, Tomás Mac Curtain. Tap on the 14 images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates – Monday, 23rd March 2020”
With some two pages of Millstreet-related photographs and a very interesting Guy’s Almanac description of Millstreet in 1914 – Issue 14 of “Discover Duhallow” is now available free of charge in local shops and outlets throughout Duhallow. All Issues may also be viewed online – justGoogle “Discover Duhallow”. We thank the IRD Duhallow Team who so wonderfully coordinate the fortnightly publication. We illustrate some pages from the current issue. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – Sun. 22nd March 2020. (S.R.)
The Showband era and a genuine concern for the environment, would rightly be regarded as an unusual combination or mix, for one radio programme.
But, not really however, when the main guest on the programme has a foothold in both.
On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene goes to visit Michael McCarthy, co-founding member of the Ritz Showband during the 1950s.
Michael is quick to admit that he is not an environmentalist in the Greta Thunberg sense, but he does share her concerns.
While also admitting to once being an offender himself, he now believes that saving the earth and the wildlife within, should start with the younger generation, and he has put the proverbial money where his mouth is. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” this Sunday at 7pm on C103″
The current nice weather has seen cows return outside after a very long wet winter. Signs that the summer is on its way. – Geraldine
Cork Music Station will be broadcasting Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on the following times this coming week:
Sunday, 22nd March 2020 at 12:30pm
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11.00am.
Our broadcasts begin five minutes before the Celebration of Mass in our series “Radio Treasures Extra”. On Sunday after our Mass broadcast we then continue with an interview with Liam Flynn one of the Coordinators of the recently formed COVID-19 Local Support Group. The Sunday programme continues until 2pm with uplifting songs, music and chat. To tune into our Radio Station simply tap on Cork Music Station.
Fourth Sunday of lent – 22nd March, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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 22nd MARCH: 11.30a.m.
Churches the bells will be rung at 11.00a.m. on Sunday
TUESDAY 24th MARCH: 10.00a.m.
WEDNESDAY 25th MARCH: 10.00a.m.
THURSDAY 26th MARCH: 10.00a.m.
THESE MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & THEY WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV
EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON RADIO ON
CORK MUSIC STATION (www.corkmusicstation.com) one hour after the above times.
EXPOSITION IS CANCELLED IN ALL CHURCHES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN EVERY DAY
ANNIVERSARY LIST: Batt O’Keeffe, Mill View & Clara Road; Daniel Daly, The Bridge; Nora Creedon, West End; Willie Gleeson, Clara Road; James Twohig, Aunagloor; Cait & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; Julia, Denny & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney; Nora Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn & Nora Rae, Kilcorney; Madge & Michael Kelleher, Aubane; Breda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; Peter Moynihan, Lackadota; Brendan Cronin, Dooneen; Con O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune; Michael Mahony, Ballydaly; Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh; Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane; Kathleen Forde, Lislehane; Mary Hickey, Carrigaline; Leah Long, Ballingeary; Abby McCarthy, Cork & Millstreet; J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Mary & Jack O’Brien, Carrigaline; Jerry Dennehy, Laught.
WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE FAMILY
WITHOUT LEAVING THE CAR??
Car Treasure Hunt next Saturday, the 28th March 2020 at 5.00pm.
Start and finish at Aubane Community Centre
Proceeds to Air Ambulance – Irish Community Rapid Response.
Have a fun evening out with the family without having to leave the car complying with all COVID 19 safety recommendations!
Paper/Electronic version available!
Price per car – €10.00.
Any Questions or Entries / Don O’Riordan – 087 2285570
“What Matters” – I wrote this song at the start of the week on my way home to Millstreet from New York. I had to leave because of what is going on in the world at the moment. I’m lucky in a way because that decision is even harder for others who are facing and will face some very tough times. That unbelievable Irish community will get those people over there through it. As will our communities here. This song describes some tough situations but it is also written in the hope and knowledge that we’re going to come together and support each other through it. It’s an appreciation of everyone’s efforts and bravery. There is gratification growing in me right now for the small things in life and I hope this resonates with some if not many. Stay safe❤️ We can’t share a lot at the moment so it’s pretty safe to share this away mad – Darren Kiely
A time capsule is a historic cache of goods or information, usually intended as a deliberate method of communication with future people, and to help future archaeologists, anthropologists, or historians.
We have been requested (by Claire) to advertise for the Post of Staff Nurse for 30 Hours Per Week in St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet.
Please Contact Millstreet Community Hospital on 029 70003/70050
YOU CAN BE PART OF OUR DAILY AND WEEKEND MASS FROM HOME
Streamed Mass Schedule for the coming week
Saturday 21st March 7.00pm
Sunday 22nd 11.00am
Monday 23rd 7.00pm
Tuesday 24th 7.00pm
Wednesday 25th 7.00pm
Thursday 26th 7.00pm
Friday 27th 7.00pm
Saturday 28th 7.00pm
Sunday 29th 11.00am
How do I access this Mass? Just CLICK HERE or on the photo of the church above, and the live pictures from the church should come up. If that fails:
On Computer, iPad or Phone
Google Search MCN MEDIA KERRY Click the image of St Joseph’s Church, Rathmore
We thank Sharon Lane for this information. (S.R.)
Cork Music Station broadcasts Mass and the Stations of the Cross at 11:00 this Friday morning (20th March 2020). Next broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is on Sunday, 22nd March at 12:30 pm when we shall be transmitting a recording of the 11:30 am Sunday Mass. (S.R.)
Elizabeth sent us a little positivity this week with this view of Millstreet from Clara Mountain as many locals got out and enjoyed beautiful fresh air. A great way to lift the spirits in these days of social isolation which we are all asked to adhere to. It helps no end that the weather seems to have turned and though cool, little rain is forecast for the next week.
As well as the most popular up and down Clara, here in Millstreet we also have the Clara Loop, Mushera, Comeenatrush, The Duhallow Way (east to west), the Ireland Way (north to south), for the more adventurous, but lots of other areas to walk where it is gentle and safe, like the Town Park, Drishane Road, the Boeing, Tubrid, Donoure, St. John’s Well.