Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 24th March 2024



Palm Sunday

24th March 2024

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: Aidan McCaul, Minor Row; Tony Roche, Clara, Co. Offaly & formerly of Blackwater, Co. Wexford.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 23rd March:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Dan & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula;  Jerry O’Leary, Rathcoole;  Cáit & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy;  Tony Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace.

Sunday 24th March:

Ballydaly   9.30 a.m. People of the Parish  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Mary Dempsey, Liscreagh (recently deceased);  James & Nora O’Sullivan & the deceased members of the Kirby Family, Dooradoyle.         

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Lyons, Dooneen; Denis O’Regan, Station Road; Andrew Smyth, Murphy’s Terrace; Pete Moynihan, Lackadota; Denis Lehane, Gneeves; James Twohig, Aunagloor; Nora Rea, Kilcorney; Matt Twomey, Brookpark; Jerry Dennehy, Laught; Leah Long, Ballingeary; Abbey McCarthy (née Murphy), Cork & Millstreet.

 Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 8th April:

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

Sunday 9th AprilEaster Sunday:

Ballydaly    9.30 a.m.              

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore.       

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 the Intentions of those enrolled in our Golden Book 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 Monday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m. (please note change of night this week only)

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 24th: Fr. Jim Kennelly (029) 76151/ (087) 2401331. Sunday 31st: Fr. John Fitzgerald (029) 70043/ (087) 7752948


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 (7th 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 25th March at 7.30p.m.

Kiskeam:  Monday 25th March at 7.30p.m.

Rathmore:  Wednesday 27th March at 7.30p.m.

Millstreet: Wednesday 27th March at 7.30p.m.

CHRISM MASS: The Chrism Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 7. 00p.m. on next Tuesday 26th March.  There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory.  Everyone is welcome. 

BALLYDALY CHURCH:  Collector Easter Sunday:  Johnny McCarthy

Community Notices

  • ANNUAL CONSECRATION to our Blessed Lady on this Sunday (24th) at 3.00p.m. in Prince of Peace Church, Fossa.
  • PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE on June 26th.  Flights from Cork with Aer Lingus.  Spiritual Directors are Fr. Danny Broderick & Fr. Joe Begley. For Further information please contact Tom Dennehy (087) 6468658.
  • LADIES BIBLE READING every Tuesday between 12.30 & 1.00p.m. in Millstreet Library.
  • RADIO MARIA IRELAND on next Thursday morning Deacon Thady O’Connor will be in conversation with Margaret Carmody, Chairperson of the Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Committee. Tune in on Saorview 210 on your television or on the App Breakfast Show at 8.30a.m.
  • YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ, FRANCE: This year’s pilgrimage will take place from Sunday 23rdJune to Sunday 30th June 2024.  Application forms are available from Parish Office. Further details from Tomás Kenny (086) 3683778.
  • 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 2024

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                                 6.30p.m.                               8.00p.m.                        

Good Friday        

The Lord’s Passion                                              6.30p.m.       3.00p.m.     

Holy Saturday

Polish Community – Blessing of Food      2.00p.m.          

Easter Vigil                                                                                             9.00p.m.          

Altar of Repose

                                 CULLEN                                               MILLSTREET

                             After Mass until                                        After Mass until

                        8.00p.m.                               10.30p.m.



                             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


Good Friday                   8.00p.m.



On Holy Thursday night we invite our Ministers of the Eucharist

to Mass in Millstreet or Cullen for our re-commissioning Ceremony.

All ministers are asked to make a special effort to attend.


                                Millstreet                         Ballydaly                      Cullen

Holy Thursday



Raymond Gilbourne




Marie Walsh  

Good Friday



Catríona Kelleher



The Passion

Jerry Doody (N)

Tim Linehan (O)


Marie Morley



     The Passion

Liam Fitzgerald (N)

Noreen Meade (O)

Holy Saturday

9.00 p.m.

Pádraig Creedon

Maria Kelleher

Sharon Lane



Easter Sunday Pat Breen  Maeve O’Sullivan    



  Millstreet Ballydaly Cullen
Holy Thursday Group B (Vigil):

T. O’Leary-Cronin; K. O’Leary; C. Buckley; M. Reardon

  Moira O’Keeffe
Good Friday Group C:

K. Kelleher; M. O’Sullivan-Casey; B. Fitzgerald; M. Buckley.

  Mary O’Leary
Holy Saturday Group C (Vigil):

C. Manley; M. Sheehan; D. O’Mahony; Marion O’Sullivan

Easter Sunday Group A

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

Mary Murphy


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.

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