Dromtariffe Parish Newsletter




Eircode: P51 W983



       Eircode: P51 K316


Monday December 14th           to Sunday December 20th   

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 20th Fr Tom Leane (029) 78096 / 087 2300565


Priest on Duty Sunday 27th Fr Joe Tarrant (064) 7751104 / 086 3978642


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.



Nora O’Leary, Knockbrack & Catherine Tarrant, Clenrath


Welcome into the Christian Family: Liam Jeremiah Tarrant, Dysert


Collections: 7th Dec to 13th Dec: Fund €1,454    Offertory €471   Thank you


Kerry Youth Virtual Choir

To celebrate Christmas, the Diocese of Kerry has embarked on a new and exciting venture, we have formed a youth virtual choir.  There are over 30 young people from parishes throughout the diocese involved in this project.  They come from parish choirs, school choirs and parish folk groups.  The virtual choir video will be launched from Wednesday, December 16th on the diocesan You-Tube page, see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-6sYgdt-EzcLwuJ5G4E51w, the diocesan website, see https://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/ and the diocesan Facebook page, see https://www.facebook.com/KerryDiocese/posts/4054332214580237.   Also see the Diocese of Kerry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youthdok/?hl=en

For more details contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email <email>


Celebrating Christmas 2020 – Guidelines from the Diocese

While parishes are working hard to enable as many people as possible to attend Mass over the coming weeks, it is evident that for many of us, we will be present at Christmas Mass online.

To enhance our experience and sense of prayer at this time:

  • Why not place your crib close to where you will sit to ‘attend’ Mass online?
  • Light a candle just before Mass begins….
  • Stand to hear the Gospel proclaimed
  • Join in the responses
  • Stand to pray the Our Father with all those gathered in our churches and all of us gathering in homes all over the world.
  • Visit the crib in the church during the Christmas days – bring all your intentions for loved ones in your heart.

These resources might help your prayer at home: https://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/2020/12/celebrating-christmas-2020/

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)

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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