Parish Newsletter – 16th February, 2014


Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th February, 2014

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

Email:  <email>



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:             Pauline Lyons, Station Road; Mary Cronin, Main Street; Joe O’Callaghan, Limerick; Bridie O’Leary (nee Looney) formerly of Milleen, Cullen & Pearl River, New York


Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 15th February:                        

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Con Corcoran, Murphy’s Terrace                    

Sunday 16th February:                  

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            Nellie White, Tubber                          

Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Mary O’Mahony, Meenagloherane 

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Funeral Mass for Pauline Lyons, Station Road

Anniversaries:                             Bridget Burke, Murphy’s Terrace; Joe Buckley, Ballinatona; John Mullane, Coolikerane; Dan & Mamie Healy, Cloghoulamore; Donal & Nora Murphy, Killarney Road;  Dan Joe McSweeney, Knocknageeha; Patsy McSweeney, Ballinkeen & Rathcoole.


Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Saturday 22nd February:                             

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          Conchubhar O’hÉalaithe, Drishane Road

Sunday 23rd February:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                           Mass for People of the Parish                              

Cullen       10.15 am.                           Tim Regan, Nohovaldaly, Rathmore

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Maureen Moran, Ballyvouskil


Millstreet Church:

Mass on Monday for Seamus Tracey, Manchester (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

There will be no Mass on Tuesday

Mass on Wednesday for Teddy Lucey, Carriganima at 10.00a.m.

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

Mass on Friday for Pat & Nora Horgan, Ballydaly at 10.00a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 10.30p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Millstreet. Requests 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 22nd/23rd February   





  6.30 p.m. Catriona Kelleher  Group A
  11.30  a.m. Raymond Gilbourne  


  9.00 a.m. Mary Murphy Group B


10.15 a.m. Marie Walsh Group E:  C. Goulding & M. Twomey


CULLEN CHURCH:  Collector for next weekend (23rd): Paudie O’Keeffe  

Mass on next Thursday at 7.30p.m. for Ted Condon, Coalpits.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Thursday in Cullen Church from 10.00a.m. to 7.00p.m.  All are welcome. Requests for Prayer & Special Intentions – A box & slips of papers for these intentions can be found at the back of the Church. The box will be then placed on the Adoration Chapel so that people attending can pray for them.

MILLSTREET CHURCH ALTAR SOCIETY for 23rd February & 2nd March:

Group D 

EXPLORING THE LITURGIES OF LENT & EASTER:  There will be a liturgy workshop for parish liturgy groups and all interested in the liturgies of Lent & Easter on Tuesday 25th February in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee from 8.00-10.00p.m.  Dr. Anne Francis from Cork will facilitate the evening.  For further information or to book places on the workshop, contact Frances Rowland (064) 6630538 or email:


Community Notices


v      MILLSTREET GRAMOPHONE CIRCLE meets in the Canon O’Donovan Centre next Friday 21st February at 8.15p.m. The presenter this month is Con Kelleher, Cloghoulabeg.  All are very welcome.

v      CULLEN & DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION:  Annual sponsored weigh-in continues every Monday night with aerobics and music.

v      COOKERY DEMONSTRATION featuring Neven Maguire will take place in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Wednesday 5th March at 7.30p.m.  All proceeds to Brú Columbanus, a charity that provides accommodation to relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and the Hospice, especially relatives of sick children.  Tickets €20 available from Bur Columbanus (021) 4345754 or (087) 2787074.

v      KERRY LIFELINE:  Free Suicide Prevention Counselling and Support for individuals, families and the community throughout Kerry.  Contact number (064) 6636100 or email: <email>.

v      MILLSTREET GAA presents “Who wants to be a thousandaire?” in Millstreet GAA Hall on Friday 21st March.  Tickets available from committee members.

v      PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  24th September – 1st October.  Spiritual director Fr. Denis Stritch and Fr. Brian Boyle.  Cost €699.  Contact Tom Dennehy (029) 76159 or (087) 6468658.



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