Eilys Report – 3rd April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a cairde and welcome. Hope you are all well following yet another rather wet ‘n windy week.

This lovely message from our Parish Priest, Canon John Fitzgerald was included in our Mass leaflet at the weekend and it says. My sincere thanks to all who participated in our Easter Ceremonies, those who helped to prepare our Churches and for all those who attended ceremonies and helped to make them so meaningful for our Parish.

I welcome home all who have travelled to be with their families this Easter Season and we keep in our thoughts those who are not with us.

In return we want to thank the members of our clergy for a wonderful Easter Season. We are so fortunate to have such a fine group of priests on the wings as it were, to help out at busy times. Frs. Paddy O‘Byrne, Billy Radley,Sean Tucker, Con Kiely, and of course Canon John from over the road in Boherbue. For me at least its a joy because I knew their parents and families before them, and always look upon them as one of our own. 

Meanwhile down at the Green Glens, two weekends of show jumping came to a close at nightfall last evening. The annual International Welcome Tour brought competitors from many parts of Europe and even as far away as Australia.

And on this weekend April 8th an action packed, one-day event which will include cross-country, dressage, and show jumping will be held in the Green Glens. As always Admission is free.

WATCH out for the Millstreet Trad Fest, which will be held on April 14/15. Sessions will be held at various venues in the town so be on the look out for them.

Some members of our Active Retired Group were guests of Michael Moynihan at the Dail during the week. This group plans many interesting and enjoyable events though out the year, and have regular activities on Monday nights at the Canon O’Donovan Centre.

45 Drive at the same venue every Tuesday night at 9 and all are welcome.

Knitting Club meet every Tuesday night at the Adult Learning Centre from 7-9 and again its open to everyone.

Here are the results of this weeks Lotto Draw which was held at the Wallis Arms last night, Numbers drawn were,15,20,21,25 and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Noah and Abigail Tarrant, Dooneen. The seller was Noreen and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Breda Creedon, Aubane, €20 each to Eimear Lane, Sandpit House, Elaine and Eileen c/o the Wallis Arms, Denny Dupet and The False Profit, c/o The Malpasso Bar, The Camogie Club c/o Sheila Lave, Liam OConnor, Cappamore, Nora Hickey c/o Tommy Tucker, Kathleen O Callaghan, Drishane View, and Martin Cahil, Drishane View.

Jackpot for next week €3,800, the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.

The AGM of the Lotto Committee will be held at the Wallis Arms on April 21st.at 8.

The Divine Mercy Novena which began on Good Friday continues each day in the Church at 3pm. Please support it well. The closing ceremony will take place in our church on Sunday next, Divine Mercy Sunday, Confessions from 2.30.

Devotions will start at 3pm, and people are invited to bring Holy Objects to be blessed.

The Parish Office is closed today.

We are asked to return all Trocaire Boxes this week. Eucharistic Adoration Continues as usual. In Millstreet every Tuesday and Wednesday and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7.

Icon of the Holy Family will visit The Cathedral, Killarney from Friday April 13 to Tuesday April 17th. Details from dioceseofkerry.ie.

Tune in tonight and every Tuesday night on line to Sean Radley’s program on Cork Music station from 9.30 to 11. Always enjoyable.

Please contact me at 0863163285 if you need anything mentioned on my report.

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