Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 10th Dec. 2023



Second Sunday of Advent

10th Dec. 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 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS: Séamus Manley, Church Street; Sheila Kiely, Dublin & Cullen; Nora Mary Lavelli (née Moynihan), Surrey & Main Street, Millstreet.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 9th December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Tade Corcoran, Coolikerane & Sr. Kathleen Murphy

Sunday 10th December:

Cullen 9.30a.m. Sheila Brennan, England & Cullen (1st Anniversary);  Michael & Margaret Murphy, Rathcoole;  Jerry & the deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Mologhroe;  Noel Lehane, Two Gneeves;  Casey Family, Glountanemore;  Peter Murphy, Rathduane.

Millstreet 11.30a.m. Tom Cronin, Coolinarne

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy Thornton, Drishanebeg; Denis Cashman, Tullig; Mary Lehane, Minor Row; Ursula Manley, The Square; Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Mushera & Church Street;  John “Sing” O’Sullivan, Mill Lane; Daniel O’Connell, Liscahane & Clonbanin;  Denis Buckley, Mountleader; Angela & John Cronin, Willowbrook; Maurice & Jeremiah Fitzgerald, Cloghoula; Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Denis & Margaret Kelleher, Claraghatlea; Lily Moore, Liscreagh; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Anthony Veart, Ahane; William Buckley, Lislehane; Peg Murphy, Lisnaboy Lower;  Tim Twomey, Curraraigue; Mary O’Riordan, Donoghmore & Banteer; Jack & Helen Gleeson, Glounthane; John & Mary Murphy, Waterville; Maura Lehane-Ross, Dublin; Brian O’Dea, Carrigaline & London.

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 16th December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Daniel Nicholas O’Connell, Liscahane & Clonbanin (First Anniversary);  John Kelleher, Mountleader;  Julia Murphy, Gortavehy.

Sunday 17th December:

Ballydaly 9.30a.m. Timmy D. Kiely, Ballydaly (recently deceased) & the deceased members of the Kiely Family;  Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly;  Frank & the deceased members of the Brosnan Family, Rathduane.

Millstreet 11.30a.m. Donie Casey, Cloghoula;  Tom Barrett, Killowen;  The deceased members of Dennehy Family, Murphy’s Tce;  Con O’Sullivan, Claramore.

Rotas for next weekend 16th/17th December


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Catríona Kelleher Group E 
  11.30 a.m. Bernie Cronin Group A
Ballydaly 9.30 a.m. Kiely Family Eileen Guerin

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

Mass on Monday (11th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (12th) for Jimmy O’Sullivan & James Maloney at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (13th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

No Mass on Thursday 14th 

Mass on Friday (15th) for Eily & the Heelan family, Cullen at 7.30p.m.

Exposition Of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday in Millstreet Church 10.30- 7.30pm

CULLEN CHURCH:  Mass on Thursday 14th for the Deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Coolinarne; William O’Brien, Nohovaldaly at 7.30p.m.

BALLYDALY CHURCH COLLECTOR for 17th Dec: Jerry Lehane   

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 10th: Fr. John Fitzgerald Sunday 17th: Fr. Pat O’Donnell (064) 7758026/ (086) 8351732.

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 17th & 24th December: Group B


This weekend we continue to welcome the children of our local National Schools who are preparing to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion next year.  Our focus this month is on helping them learn how to prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.

After Mass on Sunday each child for First Holy Communion will receive a special gift, from the Parish, for their homes and which will help them in understanding that Jesus is “the reason for the season”.  

As part of the Grow in Love programme the children are encouraged to remember others, so during the coming week each child will be asked to make a simple Christmas Card which will then be distributed to the local Hospital and Day Care Centre. Blank cards will be distributed in School and collected from the schools.

Community Notices

  • MILLSTREET BOYS NS: Carol Service on Friday 15that 10.00a.m. in Millstreet Church
  • SVP DOOR COLLECTION at all Masses this weekend. Your continued support is greatly appreciated as all donations received are distributed in the local area.  If you need support or know of anyone who does please contact the local SVP on (087) 9597900 or email: <email>
  • HAMPERS FOR THE HOMELESS AT CHRISTMAS 2023:Drop off points Millstreet Car Park (West End) Friday 15th between 2.30 & 3.30p.m. and Saturday 16th30 to 12.30p.m. Drop-in centre Regan’s Mill, Millstreet. Required items: essential foods (non-perishable), toiletries and warm clothes.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Assisted pilgrims will take place from 29th August to 3rd September 2024.  
  • Christmas Mass Time Cards will be distributed as you leave the Church.
  • 2024 Church Calendars available in all Churches.

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