Millstreet Parish Newsletter 12th Dec. 2021



Third Sunday of Advent

12th Dec. 2021

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet


Parish Office Opening Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:   Mary Byrne, Ahane; Eddie Tucker, Ballydaly; Sr. Kathleen Murphy, Coolikerane; Mary Theresa Chambers (née Murphy), Millstreet & Long Island, New York. 

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 11th December:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Tom Cronin, Coolinarne

Sunday 12th December:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Frank & the deceased members of the Brosnan Family, Rathduane

Cullen       10.15a.m. Jerry & the deceased O’Leary family, Mologhroe

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Denis & Mary O’Connor, Dromsicane 

ANNIVERSARIES:  Denis Cashman, Tullig House; Michael O’Riordan, Tullig; Mary Lehane, Minor Row; Patrick Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Mushera & Church Street; Mary O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg & Church Street; Paddy & Julia Buckley, Carrigacooleen; Daniel O’Connell, West End; Margaret & Denis Kelleher, Claraghatlea; Lily Moore, Liscreagh; Kathleen Mulcahy, Aungloor; Timmy Keane, Coolikerane; Eileen Heelan, Cullen; Maura Lehane-Ross, Dublin; Mary O’Riordan, Banteer & Donoughmore; John Magee, Kent.

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 18th December:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Julia Murphy, Gortavehy;  John Kelleher, Mountleader & Station Road

Sunday 19th December:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Denis & Kathy Kiely, Ballydaly

Cullen       10.15a.m. Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Donie Casey, Cloughoula;  Nono O’Keeffe, Ducon Road.

Rotas for 18th/19th December   


Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Aideen Buckley Mary Kelleher

Margaret O’Sullivan

Judy Reardon

  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Gobnait Creedon

Patrick Kelleher

Martina Sheehan

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Josephine Murphy
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Gillian McCarthy

 Millstreet Church: Streamed on 

Mass on Monday (Private Intention) at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for Lily Moore, Liscreagh;  Noel Cooney, Rathcoole & Kilburn (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday for Noel & Connie Hartnett, Clara Road & The Bridge;  Ryan Cleary-Dineen, Liscahane at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Saturday for Julia Mary O’Sullivan, Fairfield Rise (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m. 


Funeral Mass on Monday for Mary Byrne, Ahane at 12 noon

Mass on Thursday (16th) for the deceased members of the Dennehy Family, Lisnaboy;  O’Sullivan, Family, Coolinarne at 7.30p.m.

LEGION OF MARY:  Meeting on Tuesday night in the Parish Centre at 8.00p.m.

MILLSTREET CHURCH ALTAR SOCIETY for 19th & 26th December:  Group D


This weekend we light the third candle on our Advent wreath, which is a candle of joy. However, in today’s world it is hard not to question where is the hope?  With rising Covid numbers, families not being able to reunite at Christmas and the feeling of weariness that we have from day-to-day life.

But we must remember that as we approach Christmas, this is a time of hope. Hope teaches us that God is in control, that it is in God’s world we live and that we must hope in God and that joy will follow.  

So, on this joyous Sunday I pray that the wonder of the Lord’s love, the glory of his birth and the peace of his presence be with each of you as we prepare for the birth of our Saviour.


 Our Area Pastoral Council have produced a booklet entitled The Place of our Calling – copies are available at the back of each Church.  We invite you to take a copy home.

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