Parish Newsletter – 10th July, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10th July, 2016
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:   Noreen Long, Inches, Rathmore; Nora Lucey, London and Station Rd; Denis Kelleher, Aubane Cross.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 9th July:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m
.                  Frank Reen Snr., Main Street
Sunday 10th July:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                           
Christy Philpott, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          
Jack & Mary O’Brien, Carrigaline
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Patsy Tarrant, Coole           

Anniversaries: Teresa Murphy, Minor Row; Jack Healy, Minor Row; Joe O’Mahony, Liscahane; Jackie Kelleher, Station Road; Bonnie Morley, Lislehane; Margaret Buckley, Toorbonia; Bridget & John O’Leary, Gortavehy; Mary Fitzpatrick, Mallow; Fr. Batty Desmond, Carriganima; William O’Riordan, Laught. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th July, 2016”

Parish Collection in aid of the Polish People

1916-01-01 collection in aid of the polish people_rszOn Sunday 26th December 1915 a church-gate collection was taken up in all parishes in the Diocese of Kerry, in aid of the Polish people, who were in the depths of WWI.

Our own troubles in Ireland had not kicked off yet, but WWI weighed on the country. Surprisingly,  we were actually one of the wealthiest countries in Europe, mainly due to being part of the Brtish Empire.

But it is interesting to see that the Millstreet people gave much more than many other bigger parishes. So, it begs the question: what was the factor that influenced disproportionate collection locally at the time?

(the list is from the Kerryman  January 1st 1916)


Update 2019: Seán says that at one stage in the early 1900s, the coach for the local Brass Band had a Polish sounding name. Maybe this was the connection, though there may have been others.

Death Notice: Matty O’Leary, Cullen

The death has occurred of Matty O’Leary, Milleen, Cullen. Peacefully at Araglen Nursing Home, Boherbue. Deeply regretted by his sister Nora Herlihy, brothers Patrick and John, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, brother in law Michael, sister in law Kathleen, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet Saturday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm followed by removal to Cullen Church. Requiem Mass Sunday at 10.15am and burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

In Other News – 9th July 2016

MOUNTED GAMES: ‘This competition will be like no other’ This competition will be like no other “With Ireland’s skill level and achieving capabilities, I believe we will witness something very special at the world finals in Millstreet” – Conor O’Leary, Chairman of the Mounted Games Association of Ireland

Audio: After the inquest into Alex’s death, his sister Nicole spoke with JP McNamara on C103 radio – (from 38:35 to 46:00 in the audio)

Green Glens extends welcome to World Games – Millstreet rolls out the red carpet to welcome the 30th World Team Mounted Games Championships at the Green Glens Complex from July 12-16…

Captain Timothy Deasy items to be housed in Millstreet – his great grandnephew from NY presented some wonderful items concerning Captain Deasy to Cork County Council, which will be housed in the Millstreet Museum…

‘The Letter Under My Pillow’ – Sr Benedict Hickey of Tooreenbawn is profiled in a new book on 150 years of Irish nuns in Western Australia… [1]

Cork fail to stop Kerry from winning 3 in-a-row – In Millstreet’s Mike Vaughan they had, arguably, the best forward on the field..

‘N bomb’ drug gave teenager fatal heart attack – inquest into Alex Ryan’s death is adjourned until December.