Parish Newsletter – 16th August, 2015

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th August, 2015
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: Denis Hickey, Birmingham & Gortnacreha (arrangements later in the week); Nora O’Connell, London; Elizabeth Kelleher, New York.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 15th August:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Dan O’Connor, Claraghatlea
Sunday 16th August:
Ballydaly  9.00 a.m.
Cullen     10.15 a.m. Helena Herlihy, Knockane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Joe O’Sullivan, Claraghatlea

Anniversaries: Hannah O’Keeffe, Mill View; Dermot Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; Nelius & Noel McSweeney, Cloghoula; Kathleen, Nora Mary & Jer Lane, Ballinatona; Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Jack & Peggy Cronin, Drishanemore; Margaret Barry, Lackabawn; John O’Shea, Killowen; Denis O’Shea, Killowen; Sr. Alyphonis O’Connell, Feirm; Denis Murphy, Lyreaoune; Kathleen Kerwick, Boston & Lackabawn; Seamus O’Driscoll, West End & Banteer; Mary Leahy, Kilcorney.


Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 22nd August:                            

Millstreet  6.30 p.m.                          Nora & Jim Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace  

Sunday 23rd August:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                           Bridget & John O’Leary, Gortavehy                   Cullen     10.15a.m.                         Connie Kelly Snr & his son Connie Kelly


Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Danny Lynch, Kippagh


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

Mass on Monday for John & Margaret O’Shea, Killowen at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday & Wednesday at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday for Maurice & Mary O’Donoghue, Coventry & Cahirbarnagh at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday for Kathleen Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace (recently deceased) 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, Millstreet.

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

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY: 23rd & 30th August: Group A

Rotas for Next Weekend 22nd/23rd August





6.30 p.m. Tim Linehan Group D
  11.30 a.m. Jerry Doody


9.00 a.m. Joanne Goold Group C


10.15 a.m. Tim Ring Group H


CULLEN CHURCH: Collector for next weekend (23rd): Billy O’Sullivan  

Mass on next Thursday at 7.30p.m. for Denis Murphy, Lyreaoune.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION every Thursday in Cullen Church from 10.00a.m. to 7.00p.m. All are welcome.  

LEGION OF MARY: Meeting on Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 8.00p.m.

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE entitled “Mary went in haste” will be held in All Hallows College, Dublin on 29th & 30th August. It is open to young adults between 18 and 40. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor 2 young people to attend. For more information please contact Patricia O’Donoghue (087) 9048659

Community Notices


  • MILLSTREET TIDY TOWNS ASSOCIATION wishes to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who so generously supported our recent Church Gate Collection & also those who kindly sponsored flowers and shrubs.
  • PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY’S ISLAND, WEXFORD: Sunday 30th Further details from Fr. Michael Campbell, Kilbrin (022) 48169 or (086) 1066998.
  • LEGION OF MARY: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 27th September from the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. Bus leaves at 6.15a.m. Price €20.00. Contact Patricia (087) 9048659 for further details.
  • MILLSTREET MONUMENTS COMMITTEE will unveil a plaque to commemorate the centenary visit of Padraig Pearse to Millstreet on 22nd August, 1915. The unveiling will take place on 22nd August at 7.30p.m. outside Corkery’s Bar, Millstreet and will launch Heritage Week in Duhallow. All welcome to attend.
  • MILLSTREET GRAMOPHONE CIRCLE will meet in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Friday 21st August at 8.15p.m. Presenter this month is Bernard O’Donoghue, Cullen & Oxford. All are welcome.
  • THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection for Millstreet Museum also incorporating funding for the Millstreet Website which amounted to €1,805.22.
  • SLIABH LUACHRA CULTURAL TRAIL BUS TOUR: Departing from Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel on Tuesday 25th August at 4.00p.m. To register contact James (029) 60633
  • COFFEE MORNING on Saturday 22nd August at Aubane Community Centre between 10.00 & 1.30p.m. in aid of Marymount Hospice
  • MILLSTREET COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: A retirement party for Lena Kelleher, Matron of Millstreet Community Hospital is being organised for Friday 4th September at 7.30p.m. in The Wallis Arms. If you would like join us on the night please text (087) 6270806 or call (029) 70003. Tickets are limited.
  • We welcome all those visiting our town this weekend. We hope you enjoy your stay and wish you a safe journey home.



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