Dromtariffe Parish Newletter

Dromtariffe   Parish 




Eircode: P51 W983                                                      Eircode: P51 K316


Monday December 7th           to Sunday December 13th   

Fr Tom Leane

The Presbytery, Dromagh, Mallow, Co. Cork.  Eircode: P51 YWF1

Tel: (029)78096 Mob:  (087) 2300565 Parish Office: Secretary Evelyn O’Sullivan

Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday.Tel: (029)78096

Safeguarding Children Representatives: Margaret McCarthy & John Cronin

Designated Liaison Person Kerry Diocese: 087 6362 780

Email: <email>  Web: www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Pastoral Area

Priest on Duty Sunday 13th Dec Fr Pat O’Donnell (064) 7758026 / 086 8351732


Priest on Duty Sunday 20th Fr Tom Leane (029) 78096 / 087 2300565

My dear parishioners,

It has been great to have the Church open again for Mass & to greet the people of the various Station Districts & celebrate Mass together.  The regulations allow us only to have 50 in the church and it is very confining but please God in the New Year we will be able to gather again in prayer as a larger community.

Christmas is coming near us & to accommodate people as well as we can, from & including Sunday 13th to Sunday 27th we will have Mass in each church everyday according to the rota accompanying this.  We will celebrate God’s merciful forgiveness at the start of Mass & please use your area Mass as an invaluable opportunity to receive Holy Communion for Christmas.  Within the constrictions imposed on us we hope that we will still be flexible enough to celebrate the coming of Jesus into human history.  For both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses, so that as many as possible and to be fair to everyone we will stream the Mass into every home that has a computer, smartphone or laptop.  The youth are our experts here and the code is included on the rota of Masses.  Derrinagree Mass will be at 7.30pm on Christmas Eve & Dromagh Mass on Christmas Day at 10.30am.  The church of the home has always been important & so we hope that all families will be able to gather together at home & spend that hour in prayer with all the parish.  The church will be closed for these Masses as we could not turn people away once 50 was reached.

Our thanks to our wonderful parishioners who have been very accommodating & supportive.  So many volunteers have done trojan work.  Thanks.  Please God although Christmas is different this year it will still be a joyful & marvellous occasion as we contemplate Our God come among us.

 Praise & glory to our God, Hosanna in the highest.

Wishing you all a happy, holy & safe Christmas


Fr Tom


The information on dates, times &Sstation Areas Masses can be found:

  1. The parish newsletter on the notice boards of both churches.
  2. Diocesan website: dioceseofkerry.ie go to Dromtariffe Parish- newsletter
  3. Dromtariffe G.A.A. Facebook
  4. Duhallow Area Newsletter on Facebook
  5. ie
  6. Our 3 Primary Schools.
  7. If you wish to receive the parish newsletter via email, please let us know.

Please check these sources of information for any changes and for future information.


Day Church Time Intention
Monday 7th Dromagh 7.30pm
Tuesday 8th

Feast of The Immaculate Conception

Derrinagree 2pm Funeral Mass for Catherine Tarrant, Clenrath
Wednesday 9th Derrinagree 7.30pm Dan Buckley, Skagh

Joan & Neily Kelleher, Coolclougher

Thursday 10th Dromagh 7.30pm
Saturday 12th Derrinagree 7.30pm
Sunday 13th Dromagh 10.30am Catherine Nunan, Lisnacon
Sunday 13th Derrinagree 10.30am Drominagh & Dromskehy


Catherine Tarrant, Clenrath

Seamus Guerin, Coolclougher , Kathleen Murphy, The Island


Collections: 30th   Nov to 6 Dec:  Fund €990    Offertory €228     Thank you

From Monday 7th December     to Sunday 13th December 

Monday           7 Dec Wednesday                  9 Dec Thursday 10 Dec Saturday 12 Dec Sunday 13 Dec
Rathcoole &              Radharc na Coille Meenskehy, Knocknacurracoush, Coolclougher, Skagh & Stakehill Dysert & Dromtariffe Rathroe, Lyrevocane, Moher & Clenrath Ballymaquirke & Dromalour


  • Join the Diocesan Youth Choir

Are you between 16-30 years of age? Do you sing? To celebrate Christmas 2020, the diocese invites all young people to join our virtual choir.  If you are interested in this exciting new venture, please contact Tomás Kenny at <email> or call 086 3683778.

  • Advent preparations!

If you have ever wondered about the Old Testament readings at Mass, now is your chance to explore them and their relevance for our lives today. Without leaving your own home, you can tune into Dr Jessie Rogers, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, who will explore the Sunday OT readings with us over 4 Wednesday evenings, Nov 25, Dec 2, 9 and 16, 7.00 – 8.00pm. To register, check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie


“The St Patrick’s College, Maynooth JP II Society is hosting a series of online Advent talks. All welcome. There’s two more to catch this month, on Wednesdays 9th and 16th December,  at 1.30pm. To receive the Teams link to join the talk,please email to <email>. Find out more about the society here: https://mulife.ie/society/jp2″


CHECK THIS OUT on dioceseofkerry.ie

Frances Rowland recommends:  I recommend www.loyolapress.com. Once there, you can sign up to receive a 3 minute retreat each day direct to your inbox and inviting us to pause in the presence of God in our day. You may also like to sign up for a weekly email.  It also offers Sunday Connection, a weekly email offering some reflections on the Sunday Gospel and our lives.

TRÓCAIRE GIFTS OF LOVE    To order by phone call 1850 408 408 (ROI)

  • That time of year again, lets share the spirit of Christmas

Cork’s Maureen O’Sullivan and her Hamper Packers Community Christmas Appeal 2020

If you’d like to donate to Individual Food Hampers the following would be a great help:

Essential foods:

Small jars of coffee/tea, jam/marmalade, Cereal bars/chocolate/sweets, small packs of rice/cup-a-soup/pot-noodles, biscuits/crackers, easy to open tins of : fruit, fish, meat, stews, chicken,etc.

Hygiene items suitable for men: toothbrushes, toothpaste, handgels, shampoo, combs, shower gels, face-cloths, baby-wipes.

Small items of clothing: socks, hats, scarfs & gloves.


Collection points:

Millstreet car park Friday 11th Dec 1.30pm to 3.30pm & Saturday 12th Dec 11.30am to 1pm by Carnegie Hall side.

Dromagh Church car park Friday 11th Dec at 2.30pm

Derrinagree Church car park Saturday 12th Dec at 2.30pm


Thank you once again for supporting this yearly event.

Margaret Crean 087 2212864 (local person) or Maureen 087 7950325

Masses in both Churches from Sunday 13th to Sunday 27th December
   Derrinagree Church
Sunday 13th 10.30am Drominagh & Dromskehy
Monday 14th 7.30pm Keale
Wednesday 16th 7.30pm Laught Upper & Lower
Thursday 17th 7.30pm Knockanroe, Derrygallon, Gurranebawn & Farrandoyle
Saturday 19th 7.30pm Gurrane, Killetra & Minehill
Sunday 20th 10.30am Ardrahan, Lisnacon, Killinane & Derrinamona
Monday 21st  7.30pm Curraraigue Lower, Middle, Upper & Knockbrack
Wednesday 23rd 7.30pm The Island,  Derrinagree & Clonbanin
Christmas Eve 7.30pm Streamed Mass   CODE:   https://youtu.be/025X4WIQLyI
                                                         or Derrinagree Christmas Eve Mass
or Dromtariffe Parish Facebook
Saturday 26th 7.30pm Meenskehy, Knocknacurracoush, Coolclougher, Skagh & Stakehill
Sunday 27th 10.30am Rathroe, Lyrevoucane, Moher & Clenrath
   Dromagh Church
Sunday 13th 10.30am Ballymaquirke & Dromalour
Monday 14th 7.30pm Fortgrady, Bolomore & Knockbrack
Wednesday 16th 7.30pm Dromahoe & Killetra
Thursday 17th 7.30pm Ducleagh, Dromagh & Rossglass
Saturday 19th 7.30pm Prohus & Knockcahill
Sunday 20th 10.30am Paal & Kileenleigh
Monday 21st  7.30pm Kilcolman & Garraveasogue
Wednesday 23rd 7.30pm Coolclough & Gurteen
Christmas Day 10.30am Streamed Mass CODE  https://youtu.be/XGa6JJXESus
                                                          or  Dromagh Christmas Day Mass
or Dromtariffe Parish Facebook
Saturday 26th 7.30pm Rathcoole & Radharc na Coille
Sunday 27th 10.30am Dysert & Dromtariffe


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