Parish Newsletter – Palm Sunday – 29th March, 2015

* Please note that details of all the Holy Week ceremonies are below

Palm Sunday – 29th March, 2015
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: John Ring, Cullen; Michael Rea, Bagnalstown; Eileen Corbett, Kanturk; Kevin Buckley, Boston.


Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 28th March:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                  Peter Moynihan, Lackadota                                   

Sunday 29th March:                  

Ballydaly  9.00 a.m.                            Netta Dennehy, Cloghoula                                        

Cullen     10.15 a.m.                          Nora & Dan O’Leary, Umeraboy

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

& their daughter, Betty Smith, Boston.

Anniversaries:                            Daniel Creedon, Cloghoula; Michael & Mary Buckley, Aubane; Patrick & Lena Buckley, Aubane; Theresa Manley, The Square; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Ned Buckley, Mill Lane; Denny Twomey, The Bridge; Brendan Kiely, Station Road; Siobhan Moynihan & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoula; John C & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Julia O’Connell, Dooneen; Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen; Dan Lyons, Dooneen; Matt & Sheila McCarthy, Claramore; Jack & Tess Murphy, Claramore; Danny Forde, Mologhroe; Christy Hickey & the deceased members of the Hickey Family, Derragh; Peg Forde, Mologhroe; Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill, Rathcoole; Nora Rea, Kilcorney; Matt Twomey, Brookpark; Conor Buckley, Meenskehy; Noel Gleeson, The Highlands, Glountane; Thomas & Margaret Dennehy, Killarney; James Murphy, Cork.


Mass Intentions for next week-end:

Saturday 4th April:                            

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

Sunday 5th April:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                                                                         

Cullen      10.15 am.                         Mass for People of the Parish

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen

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

Mass on Monday for Brendan Kiely, Station Road at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday for Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Wednesday for Danny Forde, Mologhroe at 10.00a.m.

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA will commence after Good Friday ceremonies and will continue at 3.00p.m. each day in the Church.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday from 10.30a.m. to 10.30p.m. and on Wednesday from 10.30a.m. to 8.30p.m (please note change of time this week). 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

MILLSTREET CHURCH COLLECTORS for the month of April: Group 3. Vigil Mass: S. Lane, C.O’Shea, N. Casey & Dr. P. Casey. 11.30a.m. N. Collins, P. Healy, J. Doody, B. Murphy & C. Healy.


CULLEN CHURCH: Collector for next weekend (5th April): Jerome Ryan.

There will be no Exposition in Cullen on Holy Thursday 2nd April or Thursday 9th

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND: Fr. Fitzgerald will make calls for the month of April during the coming week.

DO THIS IN MEMORY: The next night of the special Parish based programme for parents and children preparing for First Holy Communion will take place on Thursday   at the Holy Thursday Mass in Cullen at 6.30p.m. and in Millstreet at 8.00p.m. All parents/guardians are asked to participate in this programme.

CHRISM MASS: The Chrism Mass will take place this year in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 7.30p.m. on Tuesday 31st March. This is a solemn occasion during which the oils, used for the celebration of the sacraments throughout the diocese, are blessed. The ceremony also provides an opportunity for priests to renew their promises. All are invited to come to the celebration of the Mass and refreshments will be available afterwards in St. Brendan’s College refectory.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES: 10th-18th May Msgr Dan O’Riordan will be the Spiritual Director for a Pilgrimage to Fatima. Details from Maureen (066)7131328.

June 2015: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (8th-18th June). Spiritual director: Fr. John Newman. Cotact Micheal for details (086) 8337681


In preparation for Easter a Penitential Service will be held in Millstreet Church on Wednesday 1st April from 7.30 to 8.30p.m. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Church for that hour. Visiting priests will be available for Confessions.

Community Notices

  • CULLEN & DISTRICT SPECIAL NEED ASSOCIATION wishes to thank everyone who supported the very successful weigh-in this year.
  • AUBANE SOCIAL CLUB: Annual Good Friday Table Quiz on 3rd April at 8.30p.m. Teams of 4 – €40. U-18’s half price.
  • 40th ANNIVERSARY of Aubane Social Club on Saturday 18th April in The Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom. Tickets available from committee members
  • MILLSTREET FEILE CHEOIL: Sunday 12th April in Millstreet Community School. Commencing at 11.30
  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of The Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland on this Sunday (29th) in James O’Keeffe, Institute, Newmarket at 2.00pm
  • YOUTH 2000 IRELAND: will hold a youth retreat in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney on 24th – 26th Details at the back of each Church.
  • PARISH OFFICE will be closed on Good Friday (3rd) – please ensure all notices for newsletter are submitted by 12p.m. on Thursday (2nd)



Holy Week CEREMONIES 2015

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                              6.30 p.m.                             8.00p.m.

(Mass of the Lord’s Supper)


Good Friday                                   ——             6.30p.m.                                 3.00p.m.        

(The Lord’s Passion)

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

                                    9.00p.m.                                                         Midnight







                             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


Ballydaly                   Millstreet
Good Friday 8.00p.m.                     8.00p.m.




Millstreet                         Ballydaly                     Cullen

Holy Thursday8.00 p.m. Tim Linehan Patricia Murphy
Good Friday 3.00p.m.Margaret Kelleher(readings)

The Passion

Joe Kelly (N)

Liam Flynn (O)

6.30p.m.Gillian McCarthy(readings)

The Passion

Liam Fitzgerald (N)

Noreen Meade   (O)


Holy Saturday9.00 p.m. Padraig CreedonSharon LaneCatriona Kelleher

Marie Kelleher

Easter Sunday Michael Cashman(11.30a.m.) Maeve O’Sullivan Marie Morley



Eucharistic Ministers

Millstreet Ballydaly Cullen
Holy Thursday 8.00 p.m. Group BOf Vigil Mass


 Group A: M. O’Leary & F. O’Connor
Good Friday3.00 p.m. Group BOf 11.30 Mass


 6.30p.m.Group B: K.O’Sullivan & J. O’Donoghue
Holy Saturday9.00 p.m. Group COf Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday Group COf 11.30 Mass Group B Group C: K. Mullane & Ml. Forde

Should you be unable to attend the above ceremonies, please exchange with someone else.



On Holy Thursday night, April 2nd, there will be a re-commissioning Ceremony for the Ministers of the Eucharist in all Churches. All Ministers are asked to make a special effort to attend.

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