Parish Newsletter – The Presentation of the Lord – 2nd February, 2020

The Presentation of the Lord – 2nd February, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

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:  Andy O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy; Tessie O’Sullivan, Crinaloo

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Nell & Denis Hickey, Mill View
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Willie Neenan, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Con Shine, Lislehane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Dick Pomeroy, Clara Road

Anniversaries: Meg Kelleher, Aubane; Julia Duggan, Claraghatlea; Pat Horgan, Ballydaly; Pat Buckley, Cahirbarnagh; Matt Murphy, Lisnaboy; Nora Creedon, Laught; Thomas & Bridget Kirby, Dooradoyle; Fr. Denis Manley, The Square & Hull. 

Mass Intentions for next week:
Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          James & Catherine O’Connor, Kilcummin & their daughter, Betty Smith, Boston
Sunday 9th February:
Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                        Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly
Cullen       10.15a.m.                          Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Peter & Nora Dineen, Cloghoula

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.
Mass on Monday for Pat Buckley, Cahirbarnagh at 7.30p.m. followed by Blessing of Throats (Feast of St. Blaise)
Mass on Tuesday (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Wednesday for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Thursday for Patsy McSweeney, Ballinkeen & Rathcoole at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Friday for Pat Joe Kelleher, Pound Hill at 7.30p.m.
Mass on Saturday for Mary Cashman, Tullig (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

CONFESSIONS:  Every Saturday in Millstreet Church 12.30p.m.-1.00p.m.

LEGION OF MARY: Meeting on Tuesday night in The Sacristy at 8.00p.m.


Rotas for Next Weekend 8th/9th February





  6.30 p.m. Aideen Buckley  Group D
  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Fahy  


  9.00 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan  Group F


10.15 a.m. Marie O’Sullivan  Group C


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 10.30p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Millstreet.

CULLEN CHURCH:  Collector for next weekend (9th): Pat Ryan   

Mass on next Thursday at 7.30p.m. for Pat O’Keeffe, Glountane at the request of Cullen & District Special Needs. Blessing of Throats for the Feast of St. Blaise will take place after Mass.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Saturday in Ballydaly Church between 10.30 & 12.30p.m.  All welcome.

DIOCESAN COLLECTION next weekend (8th/9th):  Lourdes Helpers. This year marks the golden Jubilee of the Pilgrimage and even though it has changed in many ways the main purpose is still to take the sick to Lourdes and for this we need helpers. The Lourdes helpers fund also helps assisted pilgrims who may not be able to afford to pay the full fare and would like to go to Lourdes.


FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Fr. Fitzgerald will make calls for the month of February during the coming week.

KNOCKNAGREE LOURDES NOVENA 2020:  Details of ceremonies:

Monday 3rd Mass at 8.00p.m. – Fr. Bill Radley – “I am the Immaculate Conception”;
Tuesday 4th Mass at 8.00p.m. – Fr. Eoin Mangan – “Mary Pondered”;
Wednesday 5th Mass at 8.00p.m. – Fr. Luke Roche – “Mary of the Purest Gold”;
Thursday 6th Mass at 8.00p.m. – Fr. Pat McCarthy – “Be reconciled”;
Friday 7th Mass at 8.00p.m. – Fr. Pat O’Donnell – “God in the Neighbourhood”;
Saturday 8th Mass at 7.30p.m. – Fr. Joe Tarrant – “You are the Salt of the Earth”;
Sunday 8th (Prayer Service) at 8.00p.m. – Fr. Pat O’Donnell – “Mother Earth”;
Monday 10th – Fr. Dan O’Riordan – “Our Lady of the Shrines”;
Tuesday 11th – Fr. Pat McCarthy – “Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (Healing Mass)”.

Community Notices

  • MILLSTREET BOWLS CLUB will re-open in the Wallis Arms on Tuesday 4th between 7.30 & 9.30p. m. and Wednesday 5th between 10.30a.m. & 12.30p.m. New members welcome – please note smooth soled flat shoes are essential.
  • MILLSTREET JUVENILE GAA REGISTRATION on Tuesday 4th February & Friday 7th February in GAA Hall between 8.00 & 9.00p.m. on both nights.
  • MILLSTREET LIBRARY will host a talk entitled “The Anxious Child & Specific Learning Difficulty” on Wednesday next 5th February at 7.00p.m. The talk is for parents of primary school children and will be given by Lorraine O’Donnell.  Topics covered will be dyslexia, dyspraxia and issues related to anxiety. The evening is free and all are welcome.
  • ANNUAL MARIAN PLAYERS PANTO RATHMORE: “The old woman who lived in the shoe” starting this weekend with shows on 5th, 6th & 8th Matinee at 3.00p.m. on Sunday 2nd & 9th. Bookings on (085) 1351810

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