Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 26th February 2023



First Sunday of Lent

26th February 2023

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

RECENT DEATH: Michael Casey, Blarney & Cloghoula; Mary O’Leary, Knocknagree; Sheila Brennan, Cullen & England; Sr. Maureen Moynihan, Cullen & Australia.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 25th February:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Pauline O’Sullivan-O’Riordan, Killowen, (First Anniversary);  Larry Moynihan, Clara Road (recently deceased).

Sunday 26th February:

Cullen   9.30a.m. Roseleen Veart, Ahane (recently deceased);  Frank & the deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Lissaniska;  Timmy & Mary Agnes Regan, Nohovaldaly.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe, Drishane Road;  Peter Roche, Drishanebeg;  Margaret & Flor McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace;  Daniel & Julia Duggan, Claraghatlea & their daughter Eileen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret, William & the deceased members of the Radley Family, Minor Row; Andrew & the deceased members of the Hickie Family, The Square; Denny Dennehy, Pound Hill; Connie O’Mahony, Main Street; Seanie Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Tim & Mary Dineen, Carrigacooleen; Margaret Casey, Toorenbawn; Maureen Moran, Ballyvouskil; Madge Kelleher, Aubane.   

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 4th March:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Jimmy & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen;  Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood.

Sunday 5th March:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh;  The deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Lyreaoune.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Nora Tarrant, Coole;  Connie O’Mahony, Main Street.

CONFESSIONS every Saturday at 12.30p.m. in Millstreet Church.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.

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

Rotas for next weekend 4th & 5th March


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Tim Linehan Group D
  11.30 a.m. Raymond Gilbourne Group A
Ballydaly 9.30 a.m. Eileen Guerin Mary Murphy

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

Mass on Monday (27th) for Michael & Madge Kelleher, Aubane, their son John & daughters Kitty & Peggy at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (28th ) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (1st) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (2nd) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Friday 3rd:  Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Abina & Johnny Sheehan, Knockbrack.

MILLSTREET CHURCH COLLECTORS for March:  Vigil Mass: V. O’Callaghan, Mgt. Corkery, B. O’Leary & Mgt Crowley. 11.30a.m. Mass: J. McSweeney, J. Doody, Jerry Buckley & N. Twomey.

CULLEN CHURCH: Mass on Thursday 2nd for Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh at 7.30p.m. Mass on Friday 3rd for Sr. Maureen Moynihan, Cullen & Australia (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

BALLYDALY COLLECTOR for 5th March: Timmy Murphy  

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 26th February: Fr. Jim Kennelly (029) 76151/ (087) 2401331. Sunday 5th March: Fr. John Fitzgerald (029) 70043/ (087) 7752948.

      Community Notices

  • CULLEN & DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS:  Annual sponsored weigh-in continues every Monday night.
  • The Communal First Saturday devotions will take place on the 4th March at 8.45 am in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney. Devotions will begin with the Fatima intentions followed by the Rosary and the celebration of Mass at 9.30am. 
    Trócaire Lent Workshop. Learn more about Somalia and how Trócaire is working with local partners to provide essential humanitarian assistance and build a better future. Tuesday, 7th March: Trócaire Lent Lecture 
    How can Catholic Social Teaching help us to navigate fragility and lead us to local power and global justice in times of unprecedented crises? 
    Tuesday, 14th March: Trócaire Lent Workshop:  
    Marking 50 years of Trócaire – hear from voices past and present about the impact Trócaire has made around the  Workshops are held at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Links to register: in person – or to attend online at this link;
  • On this first Sunday of  Lent I am including an excerpt from Pope Francis’s Lenten Message to inspire us on our Lenten journey: May the Holy Spirit inspire and sustain us this Lent in our ascent with Jesus, so that we may experience his divine splendour and thus, confirmed in faith, persevere in our journey together with him, glory of his people and light of the nations.

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