Parish Newsletter – 1st March, 2020

First Sunday of Lent – 1st March, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
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:

RECENT DEATHS:          Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace; Sr. Margaret Corkery, Presentation Sister Killarney & Coomlogane; Sheila Fitzgerald, Clara Road, Birmingham & Kanturk.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Frank O’Leary, Lisaniska
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Concubhair O’hEalaithe, Drishane Road

Anniversaries:    Dolly Barrett, Main Street; Andrew Hickie, The Square; Margaret, William & the Radley Family, Minor Row; Daniel Daly, The Bridge; Denis A. Dennehy, Pound Hill; Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn; Hannie & Jer Kelleher, Tooreenbawn; Margaret Casey, Tooreenbawn; Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh; Nora O’Sullivan, Dooradoyle. 


Mass Intentions for next week:
Saturday 7th March:
Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen
Sunday 8th March:
Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                        John A. Murphy, London & Ballydaly
Cullen       10.15a.m.                          Nora & the deceased members of the Fleming Family, Meenagloherane                  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Kathleen Cotter, Liscahane

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.
Mass on Monday for James & Julia Cotter, Mill Lane & Patrick & Kitty McCarthy, Donoughmore at 7.30p.m.
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 Tom & Abina Radley, The Square at 10.00a.m.
Friday:  Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass for Julia & Ben Hartnett, The Bridge and their daughter Brenda at 7.30p.m.
Mass on Saturday for Frank Thornton, Drishanebeg (recently deceased) at 10.30a.m.

Rotas for Next Weekend 7th/8th March





  6.30 p.m. Eimear Buckley  Group C
  11.30 a.m. Bernie Cronin  


  9.00 a.m. Josephine Murphy  Group E


10.15 a.m. Margaret Cooper  Group G


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

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

CULLEN CHURCH:  Collector for next weekend (8th): Dan O’Sullivan   

Mass on next Thursday at 7.30p.m. for Kevin Gardiner, Duarigle and Bob & Bridie Casey.

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

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

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

MILLSTEET CHURCH COLLECTORS for March: Group 2. Vigil: J. Sheehan, M. Lane, M. Cahill & Mgt Corkery.  11.30a.m. John B. Kelleher, P. O’Connor, J. Buckley, N. Twomey & J. O’Mahony.

LENTEN TALK:  Millstreet Area Pastoral Council invites you to a Lenten Talk presented by Dessie Fitzgerald entitled “Overcoming challenges by minding your mind” in Teach Iosagain, Rathmore.  Refreshments served from 7.30p.m. with talk starting at 8.00p.m.

DIOCESE OF KERRY:  Tomorrow’s Parish? – Have your say! 

The Diocese of Kerry invites you to share your thoughts on the future of parishes.  Through a series of one-night meetings being held in different venues throughout the diocese, all are invited to share how they imagine the parish of tomorrow can thrive, given the changing society in which we live.  As the number of priests in parish ministry decrease, the diocese faces many challenges:  how will funerals be celebrated in the future, who will support children presenting for First Holy Communion, who will offer pastoral care and support to the sick and the housebound over the coming years, will churches close and who will support couples wishing to marry in Church?  Check out the upcoming meetings on www.dioceseofkerry.ieThe meeting for this area will be held on Thursday 2nd April. 

Community Notices

  • CULLEN & DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS annual sponsored weigh-in continues each Monday night at 8.00p.m. 3 nights left – all welcome.
  • WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY – coffee morning for active retired ladies to mark International Women’s Day in Millstreet Parish Centre on Wednesday 4th March between 10.30a.m. & 12 noon. Organised by Millstreet Community School TY students.
  • HEALING WEEKEND with Marie Vadia in Rochestown Park Hotel on 7th & 8th Mass & confessions both days.  For further details contact Tom on (087) 6468658
  • THANK YOU from Patrick & the Buckley Family to all those who attended & supported the fundraising concert they held in aid of HOPE last weekend.

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