Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 11th December 2022



Third Sunday in Advent

11th December 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet


All Masses are livestreamed on

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

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

RECENT DEATHS:   Sheila Forde-Brennan, Cullen & Birmingham

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 10th December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.     Eileen Healy, Claraghatlea (recently deceased);  Tom Cronin, Coolinarne;  Nora O’Keeffe, Ducon Road.

Sunday 11th December: 

Cullen   9.30a.m. Jerry O’Leary, Mologhroe;  Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves;  Deceased members of the O’Connell Family, Lissaniska;  The deceased members of the Cremin Family, Coalpits;  William & Mary Casey, Glounthanemore & their sons Michael, Denis & Tade.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Tom Barrett, Killowen (1st Anniversary).

ANNIVERSARIES: Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Church Street & Mushera; Daniel O’Connell, West End; Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Margaret & Denis Kelleher, Claraghatlea; Maurice Fitzgerald, Cloghoula; Tim Keane, Coolikerane; Ned, Catherine, Kitty & Sr. Joseph Cremin, Coalpits;  William Buckley, Lislehane; Timothy, Mary & the deceased members of the Lynch Family, Lislehane; Angela & John Cronin, Willowbrook; Brian O’Dea, Carrigaline & London; Mary O’Riordan, Donoughmore & Banteer.

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 17th December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.     Denis & Mary O’Connor, Dromsicane;  John Kelleher, Station Road & his father John;  Julia Murphy, Gortavehy.

Sunday 18th December:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly;  Frank Brosnan, Rathduane, his sister Julia Mary O’Sullivan & the deceased members of the Brosnan Family.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Donie Casey, Cloghoula;  Con O’Sullivan, Claramore;  John B “Shamrock” Murphy, West End & the deceased members of the Murphy & Burke families.

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 18th & 25th December: Group F

Rotas for Next Weekend 17th/18th December


Millstreet   6.15 p.m. Liam Flynn M. Dennehy; M. Coleman; M. O’Keeffe; A. O’Sullivan.
  11.30 a.m. Jerry Doody M. McSweeney; R. Murphy; J. Buckley; J. Doody.
Ballydaly 9.30 a.m. Josephine Murphy Marcella Moynihan

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday (12th) for Con & Hannah Buckley, Mushera & Church Street & their son John at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (13th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (14th) for Cáit, Maura, Sheila & Noreen Sheehan at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 15th: Carol Service presented by the Boys’ National School, Millstreet at 10.00a.m. All welcome. (Please note there will be no Mass on Thursday)

Mass on Friday (16th) for Eileen, Jason & John Heelan, Cullen; Connie & Noel Hartnett, Millstreet at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Saturday (17th) for Celia Dineen, Mill Road (recently deceased) at 10.30a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday in Millstreet Church 10.30am – 7.30pm.

LEGION OF MARY every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

BALLYDALY CHURCH COLLECTOR for Sunday 18th: Johnny McCarthy

CULLEN CHURCH: Mass on Thursday 15th for the deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Coolinarne; William O’Brien, Nohovaldaly; Michael & Margaret Murphy, Rathcoole at 7.30p.m.

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 11th: Fr. Fitzgerald (087) 7752948. Sunday 18th: Fr. Pat O’Donnell (064) 7758026/(086) 8351732

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS will take place in Millstreet Church on Tuesday 20th December at 7.30p.m.   

        Community Notices

  • CULLEN & DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS wish to thank all who contributed in any way to the success of last Saturday’s Christmas Mass & Party.  Meeting on Monday (12th) at 8.00p.m.
  • BALLYDALY CHURCH GATE COLLECTION next weekend (18th) for Cullen National School.
  • BAKE SALE after Mass in the Parish Centre next weekend (17th/18th) in aid of two 5thyear students going to Lourdes as helpers.
  • MILLSTREET TOWN PARK AGM on Friday 27thJanuary, 2023 at 8.00p.m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre.


As the star of Bethlehem drew the Wise Men to the birth of the Saviour, so may the Lord draw you ever more deeply into the wonder of his love this Christmas.


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