Parish Newsletter – 9th March, 2014 – First Sunday of Lent


First Sunday of Lent – 9th March, 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:             Jeremiah Cronin, Oxford & Cullen; Peggy O’Leary, Cordal.


Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 8th March:                        

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen 

Sunday 9th March:                  

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                            Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh  

Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Nora Fleming, Meenagloherane                          

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Daniel & Elizabeth Creedon, Cloghoula

Anniversaries:                             Kevin & Denis O’Sullivan, Main Street; Kathy & James Twohig, Aunagloor; Mary Jo Murphy, Coole; Seamus McCarthy, Carrigacooleen; Matthew & Sheila McCarthy, Claramore; Daniel A. Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace; Catherine Devine, Cockhill; Kate Murphy, Flintfield; Dan Joe & Donie Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; Pat & Molly Murphy, Ballydesmond; Denis Vaughan, Newmarket.


Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Saturday 15th March:                             

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          Brenda & Julia Hartnett, The Bridge   

Sunday 16th March:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                           Mary Moynihan, Ballydaly                                 

Cullen       10.15 am.                           Hannah O’Connor, Lisnaboy

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly


Mass Intentions for ST. PATRICK’s Day:

Sunday 16th March:                             

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          Peg Healy, Murphy’s Terrace                             

Monday 17th March:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                           Mass for Millstreet Pipe Band                            

Cullen       10.15 am.                           Denis Cronin, Coolinarne

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          James & Catherine O’Connor, Kilcummin

                                                                & their daughter Betty O’Connor- Smith

(recently deceased).

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 10.30p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Millstreet.  

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

Rotas for Next Weekend 15th/16th March   





  6.30 p.m. Sharon Lane   Group D
  11.30  a.m. Sr. Peter Fahy  


  9.00 a.m. Brendan O’Sullivan Group E


10.15 a.m. Patricia Murphy Group H


Rotas for St. Patrick’s Day 16th/17th March   





  6.30 p.m. Padraig Creedon  Group E
  11.30  a.m. Michael McCarthy  


  9.00 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan Group F


10.15 a.m. Margaret Cooper Group A


Millstreet Church:

Monday 10th:  Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass for Billy & Mary Jo Murphy, Coole at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday for Pat Joe Hickey, Derragh (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for Madge Kelleher, Aubane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday for Niall Kelleher, Station Road at 7.30p.m.

CULLEN CHURCH:  Collectors for next weekend (16th): Dan O’Sullivan &

Collector for Monday (17th):  Conor Morley  

Mass on next Thursday at 7.30p.m. for Ellen & Joseph Cahill

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Thursday in Cullen Church from 10.00a.m. to 6.30p.m.  Please note change of time for this week

DIOCESAN COLLECTION for Emigrant Services will take place at all Masses next weekend (15th/16th) March.


FIRST CONFESSIONS:  Reminder to parents/guardians of children preparing for their First Holy Communion that the First Confession Ceremonies will take place on Tuesday 11th in Millstreet Church at 7.30p.m. and on Thursday 13th in Cullen Church at 7.00p.m.

Community Notices

v       LEGION OF MARY information meeting on Tuesday 11th March at 8.15p.m. in the Sacristy. Everybody welcome.

v      MILLSTREET COMMUNITY SCHOOLMany thanks to all who supported the recent cake sale.  Total raised €540.00. Retreat for 1st & 2nd year Students 18th March in Parish Centre. Any families able to host members of Retreat team in pairs please contact John Magee at Community School.

v      MILLSTREET MACRA will host the regional round of the National Talent Competition in the GAA Hall on Friday 14th at 8.00p.m.  All welcome.

v      IRISH HEART FOUNDATION: Thank you to all who supported our Church Gate Collection.  Total raised:  €951.00

v      ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Evening for Ministers of the Eucharist on Tuesday 11th March at 8.00p.m in Retreat Centre facilitated by Fr. Nicholas Flynn.

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