Parish Newsletter – 9th December, 2012


Second Sunday of Advent – 9th December, 2012

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Mobile 087-7752948

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10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS:                             Helen Prout, Cork & Millstreet


Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 8th December:                        

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Tom Cronin, Coolinarne                     

Sunday 9th December:                  

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly Lower             Cullen      10.15 a.m.                        Jerome, Rita & Nicholas O’Connell, Lisaniska   Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                             Denis Buckley, Mountleader                            

Anniversaries:                             John & Cathy Dennehy, Curragh; Con & Hannah Buckley, Church Street & Mushera; Nora & Donal Murphy, Killarney Road; Denis Cashman, Tullig, Fr. Michael Cashman, New Zealand & Tullig; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Dromina & Millstreet; Bob Cronin, The Rectory; Con Buckley, Dooneen; John & Elizabeth Cahill, Coolikerane; Angela Cronin, Willowbrook; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly Lower; Andy & Kitty Walsh, Knocknageeha; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Tony Veart, Ahane; Jack O’Leary, Mologhroe; Donie Long, Rylane.


Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Saturday 15th December:                             

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          Noel Hartnett, Clara Road                  

Sunday 16th December:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                           Timmy Keane, Coolikerane                                

Cullen       10.15 am.                           Eileen Heelan, Mologhroe

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Jeremiah Dennehy, Murphy’s Terrace


Parish Capital Collection last weekend: €1,924.00 Thanks.

Millstreet Church: Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.00a.m., unless there is a funeral.

Mass on Monday for Michael O’Sullivan, Ardnageeha (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Friday for Mary Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace at 7.30p.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 10.30p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, MillstreetRequests for Prayer & Special Intentions – A box & slips of papers for these intentions can be found at the back of the Church.  Each Tuesday & Wednesday the box will be placed on the altar for Mass and then placed in the Adoration Chapel so that people attending can pray for them.

CONFESSIONS:  Every Saturday in Millstreet Church 12.30p.m.-1.00p.m.

Rotas for Next Weekend 15th/16th December    





  6.30 p.m. Padraig Creedon Group B
  11.30  a.m. Ronan Galvin  


  9.00 a.m. Denis O’Brien Group C


10.15 a.m. Tim Ring Group A: Mary O’Leary & Finbarr O’Connor


CULLEN CHURCH:  Collector for next weekend (16th): Willie O’Connell

 Mass on Thursday for William O’Brien, Nohovaldaly at 7.30p.m.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Thursday in the Sacristy Cullen Church from 10.00a.m. to 9.00p.m. 

BALLYDALY CHURCH:  Eucharistic Adoration every Friday 5.00 – 9.00p.m.


“DO THIS IN MEMORY”:  The next night of the special parish based programme for parents and children preparing for First Holy Communion is taking place at the Vigil Mass in Millstreet on next Saturday 15th and in Cullen on Sunday 16th. All children and parents are invited to attend.

RESTORATION COMMITTEE MEETING on Monday night at 8.15p.m. in Parish Centre.

Community Notices

v      DAIRYGOLD FARMERS & SHAREHOLDERS:  Important meeting with regard to the proposed milk contracts in Kilcorney Community Centre on Tuesday night next 11th Dec at 8.00p.m.  Dairygold representatives to attend.

v      AUBANE COMMUNITY: Annual Mass & Christmas Party on Thursday night at 8.15p.m.

v      CORK SIMON COMMUNITY:  Sincerely thank all those who  gave so generously at their recent Church Gate Collection

v      MILLSTREET GRAMOPHONE CIRCLE: Christmas presentation on Friday 14th December at 8.15p.m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre.  This month’s presenter: Margaret McCarron, Bandon & Cullen.

v      5th BOEING/BLACKWATER NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM in aid of Canon O’Donovan Centre –  past & new swimmers contact Margaret Crean (087) 2212864

v      MULTI-CULTURAL CHRISTMAS COMMUNITIES EVENT: Monday 17th December in GAA Hall from 6.00 – 7.30p.m.

v      MILLSTREET GAA – Clothes collection in GAA Hall next Monday 10th between 9.00 & 2.00p.m.

v      MILLSTREET E-CENTRE will host a community morning on Monday 10th between 10.00 & 12 noon.  All welcome

v      WARMER HOME SCHEME:  Application for Warmer Homes Scheme 2013 is currently being accepted.  Details from Simone Keane (027) 55164

v      IHCPT FUNDRAISING CAKE SALE – next Sunday night 15th December after 6.30p.m. Mass.

v      NEW PARISH ENVELOPES: During the coming week the new parish envelopes will be distributed.  If you are not already registered please inform us and we get the envelope sent to you. We take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support

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