Parish Newsletter: 27th February 2011


EIGTH SUNDAY (Year A) – 27th February, 2011

Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P.Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Mobile 087-7752948

Email: <email>


MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 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, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS : Patrick (Paddy) Dineen, Knocknapogue

Abina McCarthy, Fortgrady

Mass Intentions this Week-end :

Saturday 26th February:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m . Conchubhar O’hÉalaithe, Drishane Road

Sunday 27th February:

Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Thomas Enright, Monagea, Newcastlewest

Cullen 10.15 a.m. Art & Margaret O’Connor, Novhaldaly

Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Maureen Moran, Ballyvouskil


Anniversaries : Sheila Healy, Rathduane; Tim & Mary Dineen, Carrigacooleen; Eileen Duggan, West End; Margaret, William and Radley Family, Minor Row.


Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Saturday 5th March:

Millstreet 6.30 p.m. John O’Sullivan, Coolinarne

Sunday 6th March:

Ballydaly 9.00 a.m.

Cullen 10.15 am. Michael, Jean and Michael Corbett, Knocknageeha

Millstreet 11.30 a.m. James & Cathy Twohig, Aunagloor


Parish Capital Collection last weekend : €3,197.00 Thanks.

Millstreet Church: Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.00a.m., unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday 28th for Mary & John Weir at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday 1st March: Month’s Mind Mass for Hannie Murphy, Cockhill at 10.00

Mass on Wednesday 2nd March: Month’s Mind Mass for Kathleen O’Sullivan, Clara Road at 10.00

Mass on Friday 4th March: Month’s Mind Mass for Tim O’Riordan, Minor Row at 7.30p.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 8.30p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Millstreet . Feel free to drop in and pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament at any time that suits you.

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

COMMUNION CALLS : Fr. Fitzgerald will make his Communion Calls for the month of March during the coming week.

Rotas for Next Weekend 5th/6th March





6.30 p.m. Catriona Kelleher Team D
11.30 a.m. Pat Breen


9.00 a.m. Josephine Murphy Team F


10.15 a.m. Patricia O’Riordan Group B


CHURCH COLLECTOR next Sunday 6 th March: Conor Morley

MASS on Thursday 3 rd March for Ted Condon, Coalpits at 7.30p.m.

FIRST CONFESSION : Reminder to parents/guardians of children preparing for their First Holy Communion in Cullen that the First Confession Ceremony will take place in Cullen Church on Thursday 3 rd March at 8.00p.m . (after Mass)

CONFIRMATION ENROLEMENT & PLEDGE : Parents/guardians of Confirmation Candidates from Millstreet National Schools and Cloghoula are reminded of the Confirmation Enrolment Night during Vigil Mass on Saturday 12 th March . Those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation will also take the Confirmation Pledge during the ceremony.


Community Notices

v MILLSTREET NATIONAL SCHOOLS : Parents Association Meeting in GAA Hall on Wednesday 2 nd March at 8.00p.m.

v IRISH HEART FOUNDATION : Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

v MILLSTREET COMMUNITY SCHOOL : Opening of Living Scenes installation on Wednesday 2 nd March at 8.00p.m. in the school. The title is “ Daring to Dream” , based around the theme of leadership. It includes pottery, woodwork, rapping, audio-visual, a speech written by the group. Broadcaster George Hook is due to attend. Admission Free.

v CAKE SALE : Saturday 5 th March after the 6.30p.m. Vigil Mass in the Parish Centre – money raised is to help cover costs of four 5 th year helpers going to Lourdes with IHCPT.

v TWINNING COMMITTEE : This year Millstreet is celebrating 25 years of its twinning with Pommerit Le Vicomte. The committee are organising a 7 day visit to Pommerit at the end of August. Contact the following for further details: Ann (087) 9509256; Liam (087) 6380053; Pat (087) 9486253

v THANK YOU : The directors & management of the Canon O’Donovan Centre would like to thank everyone for their kind generosity at our Annual church gate collection. Also many thanks to all the collectors & organizers for their help.

v WORLD BOOK NIGHT : Saturday 5 th March from 7.00p.m. in Millstreet Library

v PILGRIMAGE: Rome, Assisi & San Giovanni – 26 th Sept to 3 rd Oct 2011. Group leader Mary Kelly. Further details from Mary Kelly (065) 6835519

v MILLSTREET PIPE BAND 60 th Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday 26 th March. Tickets available from band members and from Millstreet Credit Union.

v RING OF KERRY CYCLE 2011 : Annual cycle on Saturday 2 nd July, 2011. For further details contact Oliver Butler (087) 6836421

v CANON O’DONOVAN DAY-CARE CENTRE : Delivery of hot meals available. For further information contact the centre at 70926.

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