Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 2nd April 2023 – Palm Sunday



Palm Sunday 

2nd April 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 DEATHS: Ted Kiely, Killarney & Millstreet

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 1st April:

Millstreet Vigil 6.15 p.m. James Murphy, Castletownroche & Millstreet (1st Anniversary);  Hannah, Jeremiah & Neily O’Leary, Toorbonia;  Donie Golden, Tullig.

Sunday 2nd April:

Ballydaly   9.30 a.m. People of the Parish  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore;  Private Intention.     

ANNIVERSARIES: Siobhán & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoula; Nonie Lehane, Tullig; Con McSweeney, Tooreenbawn; Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane; Ellen & Con O’Connor, Liscreagh; Julia O’Connell, Dooneen; Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen; Sheila Hickey, Dromsicane; Danny Forde, Mologhroe; Mai McSweeney, Knocknageeha;  Nonie Hoare, Macroom; Thomas & Margaret Dennehy, Killarney; Abina Corcoran, Boherbue.

 Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 8th April:

Millstreet   9.00 p.m. Easter Vigil – Mass for People of the Parish    

Sunday 9th April – Easter Sunday:

Ballydaly    9.30 a.m.     

Cullen         9.30a.m.         

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen;  William O’Leary, Dromnanhilla;  Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill       

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

Mass on Monday for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for Arthur & Kitty Moynihan, Flintfield at 10.00a.m.

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

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

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 9th & 16th April: Group B


The Divine Mercy Novena will commence after Good Friday ceremonies (at 4.00p.m) and will continue for 9 days at 3.00p.m. in the Church finishing on Divine Mercy Sunday (16th April).

On Divine Mercy Sunday there will be Confessions at 2.30p.m. and the Chaplet will begin at 3.00p.m. 


In preparation for Easter, Penitential Services will be held in our Pastoral area during the coming week.

Dromagh:  Monday 3rd April at 8.15p.m.

Gneeveguilla:  Monday 3rd April at 7.30p.m.

Boherbue:  Tuesday 4th April at 8.00p.m.

Millstreet: Wednesday 5th April – 7.30 to 8.15p.m. 

CHRISM MASS: The Chrism Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 7.00p.m.on next Tuesday 4th April.  There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory.  Everyone is welcome. 

CULLEN CHURCH:  Collector for Easter Sunday:  Conor Morley

BALLYDALY CHURCH:  Collector Easter Sunday:  Dan Guerin

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 2nd April: Fr. John Fitzgerald (029) 70043/ (087) 7752948. Sunday 9th April: Fr. Pat O’Donnell (064) 7758026/(086)8351732 


Over the past few years our Parish Community has grown and we continue to welcome those who have to leave their homelands.  This Easter our Ceremonies will include the traditions of our Polish and Ukrainian communities.  On Easter Saturday I will have the Blessing of Food for the Polish Community at 2.00p.m. and on Divine Mercy Sunday (16th April) I will be blessing bread which the Ukrainian community will prepare.  My prayer for each of you is that you will find peace in your mind and heart during this Easter Season.

Community Notices

  • AUBANE SOCIAL CLUB: Easter Egg Hunt in Aubane Community Centre on Easter Saturday 8th April between 10.30a.m & 1.00p.m. Bouncing castle & raffle on the day.  €5 per child. All very welcome
  • PARISH OFFICE: Please forward any notices for Parish newsletter by Thursday this week as office will be closed on next Friday (Good Friday)


Fast from hurting words and say kind words;  fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude;  fast from anger and be filled with patience; fast from pessimism and be filled with hope; fast from worries and have trust in God.  Fast from complaints, contemplate simplicity; fast from pressures and be prayerful;  fast from bitterness, fill your hearts with joy; fast from selfishness and be compassionate; fast from grudges and be reconciled;  fast from words be silent and listen.

Holy Week Ceremonies 2023

We invite you to enter into the spirit of Holy Week by joining us for the Holy Week Ceremonies which celebrate the anniversaries of the events of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord. They are taking place at the following times:

                                      Ballydaly         Cullen                   Millstreet 

Holy Thursday                                  

Mass of the Lord’s Supper                 Cullen: 6.30p.m.       Millstreet: 8.00p.m.                  

Good Friday        

The Lord’s Passion                               Cullen:  6.30p.m.       Millstreet:  3.00p.m.     

Holy Saturday

Polish Community – Blessing of Food      2.00p.m.          

Easter Vigil                                                      Millstreet:                  9.00p.m.          

Altar of Repose

   Cullen after Mass until 8.30pm.    Millstreet after Mass until 10.30pm.                     



                             Millstreet                           Cullen
Holy Thursday                             After Mass                      As announced
Good Friday                    After The Liturgy of the Word
Holy Saturday                       12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross


Ballydaly                   Millstreet
Good Friday 7.30p.m.                 8.00p.m.


                                Millstreet                         Ballydaly                      Cullen

Holy Thursday



   Pat Breen




Patricia Murphy  

Good Friday



Bernie Cronin



The Passion

Jerry Doody (N)

Maria Kelleher (O)


Margaret Cooper



     The Passion

Noreen Meade (N)

Marie Murphy (O)

Holy Saturday

9.00 p.m.

Pádraig Creedon

Mona Linehan

Sharon Lane



Easter Sunday Eileen O’Sullivan Eileen Guerin Marie Walsh  



  Millstreet Ballydaly Cullen
Holy Thursday Group E (Vigil):

E. McAuliffe; M. O’Farrell; M. Bourke; S. Lane

  Moira O’Keeffe
Good Friday Group A :

G. Creedon; A. O’Flynn; M. Sheehan; J. Doody

  Joan O’Donoghue
Holy Saturday Group A (Vigil):

M. Kelleher; Mgt O’Sullivan; J. Reardon; T. Buckley

Easter Sunday Group B

M. McSweeney; R. Murphy; J. Buckley & B. Fitzgerald

Marcella Moynihan Ann O’Mahony


We will place the Cross on the Altar after our ceremonies in Millstreet & Cullen and invite you to come forward and bow or genuflect in front of it and make a sign of the cross. This is a precaution in an effort to keep our parishioners safe.

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