Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
14th February 2021
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)
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:
RECENT DEATHS: Kathleen Naughton, (nee Murphy), Killarney & Ahane, Cullen
ANNIVERSARIES: Danny, Eileen, Pat & Mary Teresa Buckley, Liscahane; James O’Byrne, West End; Sr. Florence O’Sullivan, Drishane Convent; Pauline Lyons, Dooneen; Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane; Billy Murphy, Coole; Michael Casey, Toorenbawn; John & Margaret Mullane, Coolikerane; Nellie White, Ballydaly; Mary O’Mahony, Meenagloherane; Mary, Neily & Eddie O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune; Desmond Kelleher, Kilmeedy & Australia.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/millstreet
SATURDAY 13th February at 6.30p.m: Agnes & Tim Kiely, The Bridge.
SUNDAY 14th February at 11.30a.m.: Donal & Nora Murphy, Killarney Road, The deceased members of the Murphy Family; Mary & Noel Horgan, Cork; James Murphy, Cork.
MONDAY 15th February at 7.30p.m: Séamus Murphy, Ballydaly (recently deceased)
TUESDAY 16th February at 10.00a.m: John Linehan, Dooneen & Cullen (recently deceased); Julia & Daniel Duggan, Claraghatlea
WEDNESDAY 17th February at 10.00a.m: ASH WEDNESDAY: Pauline & Dan Lyons, Dooneen; Thomas & Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy.
THURSDAY 18th February at 10.00a.m.: Bridget & James Burke, Murphy’s Tce., their daughters Breeda Hickey & Sheila (Judy) & her husband Noel Doocey.
FRIDAY 19th February at 7.00p.m.: Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Patrick & Kitty McCarthy, Donoughmore & James & Julia Cotter, Mill View
SATURDAY 20th February at 10.00a.m: Kathleen O’Sullivan, Gortavehy (recently deceased)
SATURDAY 20th February at 6.30p.m: Paddy Murphy, Gurrane, Carriganima
SUNDAY 21st February at 11.30a.m: Peter Roche, Drishanebeg
OUR LENTEN JOURNEY 2021
The past 12 months has been a very challenging time for all of us – we have had to deal with the reality of living through a pandemic, suffer the loss of loved ones with a sense of isolation from our families and communities, struggle with everyday life during lock-down and being unable to attend Mass in our Churches.
Next Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we will commence our Lenten journey and during this time we are invited to start afresh on our faith journey and re-tune into the reality of God’s love.
This year there will be no distribution of ashes, however during Mass I will Bless Ashes and these will be available in the Church and from the Parish Office afterwards. At home you can make the sign of the cross on your forehead and pray “Turn away form sin and be faithful to the gospel”. I am asking that each person only take 1 sachet please.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION 2021
The Diocese of Kerry will be hosting two online events for parents/guardians who has a child is going forward for the sacraments of First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Dr Dan O Connell will be presenting an online talk – First Communion Journeying with your child – on Tuesday 23rd of Feb at 7pm. Dr Patricia Kieran will be presenting an online talk – Confirmation Journeying with your child – on Tuesday 2nd of March at 7pm.
During the coming week we will be sending further details to families.
Online Workshop for Parish Cantors/Music Directors
In preparation for the season of Easter, the diocese will host an online workshop for parish cantors and music directors. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 24th at 8pm via zoom. The focus for the evening will be how to approach music and singing for the Easter ceremonies and the Easter season. The workshop will be led by Tomás Kenny (Diocesan Pastoral Team) and Ailish Walsh (Director of Music at Castleisland Parish). Please contact Tomás at tomaskenny @dioceseofkerry.ie to register and for the zoom link.
PARISH OFFICE: Our Parish office is currently working behind closed doors due to the current Covid-19 restrictions. Parishioners who wish to book Masses, require Mass cards or have any other query are asked to please ring the office (029 70043).
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Some flowers blossom best in the sun,
others do well in the shade.
Remember, God puts us where we grow best.