Parish Newsletter – 16th October, 2016

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th October, 2016
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:             Denis O’Flaherty, London & Newmarket; Ken Brennan, former Principal at Millstreet Community School

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 15th October:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m
.                  Dan Buckley, Geararoe
Sunday 16th October:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                           
The deceased members of The Carroll Family, Tubber
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                           Harvest Mass: Kathleen O’Sullivan, Ballydaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          John D., Noreen & Mary Murphy, Inchileagh.

Anniversaries:                             Andrew Guerin, Knocknagullane; Elizabeth Dennehy, Pound Hill; Mary O’Callaghan, Woodland Drive; Kitty O’Riordan, Knocknakilla.


Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 22nd October:                             

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.                          Billy O’Shea, Cockhill                         

Sunday 23rd October:          

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.                           Bill & Margaret O’Sullivan, Kilmeedy

Cullen       10.15a.m.                           Con Kerins, Lisnaboy                        

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Arthur O’Keeffe, Drishane Road

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

Mass on Monday for Dominic Lawlor, Clara Road (recently deceased) at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday for Elizabeth Dennehy, Pound Hill at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for The National Schools at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Friday:  Funeral Mass for Denis O’Flaherty, London & Newmarket at 12 noon

Mass at 7.30p.m. for Bill Kelleher, Killowen (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 22nd/23rd October





  6.30 p.m. Maria Kelleher  Group A
  11.30  a.m. Michael Cashman


  9.00 a.m. Joanne Goold  Group E


10.15 a.m. Tom O’Riordan Group E

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

Mass on next Thursday at 7.30p.m. for Kit Hickey, Knockduff

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.

DO THIS IN MEMORY: The Enrolment Mass for this Parish based programme for children preparing for First Communion in 2017, their parents and guardians, will take place next Saturday evening at 6.30p.m. in Millstreet.

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. The closing date for application is 31st October.  For further details contact Ashley (086) 1030740 or Ruth (087) 2809833.  Young people aged 11-30 with a variety of special needs are all eligible to apply.  The pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person.


Community Notices

  • COFFEE MORNING in aid of First Responders on Friday 28th October in Millstreet GAA Hall between 9.30 & 12.30p.m.
  • CULLEN COMMUNITY CENTRE: Set dancing on Monday nights at 8.45p.m.  All welcome.
  • THE CRYSTAL PROJECT, the community dementia project in north Cork, led by the HSE, are currently looking for volunteers in the area. Contact Christine O’Riordan (086) 0255205 for further details.
  • ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Faith & Spirituality for Parents” presented by Paul Montgomery on 17th & 24th October at 7.00p.m.  “Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs” presented by Fr. Sean Sheehy 19th & 26th October at 7.00p.m.  Bereavement Support (Workshop) Day “Be gentle as you walk with grief” on 26th November between 10.00 & 4.00p.m. facilitated by Tess Daughton & Marie Stewart.  Further details on the above from Ardfert Retreat Centre (066) 7134276 or <email>
  • MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: 18th-20th November in The Lake Hotel, Killarney.  For further information or to book contact (087) 6670418
  • KERRY STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING present “Diablo” a play on Human trafficking will be held at the I.T. Tralee on Thursday 20th October at 7.30p.m. Suitable for adults and young people over 18.  Tickets can be purchased on the night.
  • BOHERBUE CHRISTMAS MARKET on Sunday 20th November in the Hall commencing at 2.m. To book a stall contact Philomena (029) 76003.
  • COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION: are available to descendants/relatives of any Volunteer or Cumann na mBan member between 1916-1921. Further information from <email> Apply before 31st/10/16
  • Thought for the week: Switch off the constant ringing of problems and spend a few minutes thinking about things that make you smile.

4 thoughts on “Parish Newsletter – 16th October, 2016”

  1. Greetings. My husband Peter, and I are travelling from New Zealand to Ireland in August 2017 on a retirement trip & I hope to contact some of my Irish relatives who I met in 1976 when I traveled as a student. Margaret Mary Kay nee Rodgers was my maternal grandmother born in NZ. Her mother was Hannah O’Shea and her first cousin was Joe O’Shea.I stayed with him and his wife Mary and son Denis Martin O’Shea in Kilcorney above their General Store. I met other family members: Dan O’Keefe (vet) and his wife Hannah O’Keefe in Kanturk with their four children – Margaret, Catherine, John & Daniel as well as John Joe O’Driscoll near Mallow and his son John, daughter-in-law Mary and their children Ian & Brian. Can you please let me know if there might be any extended family members still in the area who we could meet when we are in the Republic of Ireland next year to have an experience of our Irish roots. Thanks. Kind regards ~ Deirdri Costello (nee O’Brien)

    1. Hi Deirdri,

      My name is Margaret (O’Shea) Jordan and I am related the O’Shea family you referred in your posting. I was excited to see your comment and I look forward to getting in touch with you directly. I am very much into family history and would love to share information etc. My email address is m.jordan246 at gmail dot com

      The site doesn’t allow email addresses but I hope the above will work.


    2. Hi Deirdri
      Their is still many O Shea’s in the area. If I am correct, the O Shea’s you stayed with lived alongside the creamery near Kilcorney. If so, many of the family have moved away from Kilcorney. Denis Martin is living in a village outside Cork City. Some of the O keefes are still in Katurk.I am not too sure but many years ago, they had a gathering of O Sheas and I think Denis Martins brother, a priest in England did a comprehensive family tree. I think this man still has a house in the Kilcorney area. Dont know if this is any help to you.

  2. Hi John. Thanks for your interest about my inquiry. I have had a very positive response from O’Shea family members with lots of connections being made between us all. I now have a copy of the family tree and have been able to add in the NZ information for families here. Once again thanks for taking the time to get in touch. Warm regards ~ Dee

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