The Millstreet Hamper Packers

The Millstreet Hamper Packers
Wishes to thank you all in North Cork for your recent great response to our annual appeal for the homeless in Cork.
 A special thanks to Educare childcare Boherbue, and the children of Millstreet  Presentation primary School.
We, once again were overwhelmed with the response. Approximately 25 hamper bags were filled with goodies, hat , socks, gloves and toiletries.
On Thursday night most of the hamper bags have already been delivered to our friends on the street. And again this year extra items went to Edel house and St Vincents hostel. And they appreciate our visit each year.
A better Christmas for everyone involved in giving and receiving.
Happy Christmas
Margaret Crean and the Hamper Packers

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Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 18th December 2022



Fourth Sunday in Advent

18th December 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet


All Masses are livestreamed on

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the Souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:   Daniel Nicholas O’Connell, Clonbanin & Old Coach Ave; Gobnait Twomey, Ballingeary.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 17th December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.     Denis & Mary O’Connor, Dromsicane;  John Kelleher, Station Road & his father John;  Julia Murphy, Gortavehy.

Sunday 18th December:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly;  Frank Brosnan, Rathduane, his sister Julia Mary O’Sullivan & the deceased members of the Brosnan Family.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Donie Casey, Cloghoula;  Con O’Sullivan, Claramore;  John B “Shamrock” Murphy, West End & the deceased members of the Murphy & Burke families.

ANNIVERSARIES: Canon Donagh O’Donovan; Han & Luke O’Keeffe, The Tanyard; Mary Lehane, Minor Row; Patrick M. O’Sullivan, Minor Row;  Ann Keane, Pound Hill;  Mary Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Peggy & Paddy Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Patrick Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Seán & Kathleen O’Riordan, Church Street; Jerome & Imelda Pomeroy, Mountleader; John & Denis O’Riordan, Knocknakilla; Maggie, Ellie & the deceased members of the Kelleher Family, The Bridge; Timmy Duggan, West End; Paul Fitzgerald Junior, Clara Road;  Dick, Nicholas & Mona Pomeroy, Clara; John Carroll, Clara; Martin Lawlor, Claramore;  Pat Kelly, Coomlogane; Pat O’Connell, Tullig; Helen Moynihan, Lackadota;  Danny, Maud & Mary O’Regan, Ballydaly; Séamus Murphy, Ballydaly Lower; Bridie & Con O’Riordan, Gortavehy; Timothy & Julia Murphy, Coolikerane;   Willie Joe Forde, Mologhroe; Jerry Dennehy, Bolomore; Jack Murphy, Cahirdowney; Eugene & Teresa Sweeney, Dublin; The deceased members of the Leahy Family, Macroom; Oona & Pat O’Reilly, Dublin; Maura Lehane-Ross, Dublin; Sr. Eileen O’Donoghue, England & Cahirbarnagh; Miah Murphy, Banteer; Derry O’Sullivan, Newmarket; Philip & Catherine Murphy, Carrigadrohid; Mary & John Thomas Randles, Kilgarvan; Sr. Therese, Presentation Sister, Farranree & Rathcoole. 

Rotas for Next Weekend 24th/25th December


Millstreet   10.00 p.m. Pádraig Creedon Mary Kelleher; Mgt. O’Sullivan; Judy Reardon; Eda McAuliffe


8.30a.m. Maria Kelleher Teresa O’Leary-Cronin; Mary Coleman; Tadhg Buckley.
  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Fahy Kathleen Kelleher; Maria O’Sullivan-Casey; Breeda Fitzgerald; Mary Buckley.
Cullen 7.30 p.m. Marie Walsh Derry Morley & Moira O’Keeffe
Ballydaly 9.30a.m. Eileen Guerin Mary Guerin-O’Leary

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

Monday 19th December: Carol Service presented by the Boys’ National School, Millstreet at 10.00a.m. All welcome. (Please note there will be no Mass on Monday)

Mass on Tuesday (20th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS will take place in Millstreet Church on Tuesday at 7.30p.m.   

Mass on Wednesday (21st) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (22nd) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (23rd) for Martin Lawlor, Manchester & Claramore at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 18th December 2022”

Christmas 2022 Message

CHRISTMAS PRAYERLord, as we celebrate your birth among us may our hearts be filled with the joy of your presence.

 May our families be blessed from the abundance of your goodness.

May our world be filled with the wonder of your peace.

May we rejoice and be glad that you are not far away from anyone of us

this Christmas.   












 Dear Parishioners,

 The past three years have seen a lot of changes in our Parish,

our country and our world.  Changes that previously would

have been hard to imagine, but changes that have impacted

all our lives in some way. 

 This Christmas we remember all those who have had

to leave their homeland and travel to different parts of the world

to seek refuge and we also remember those who are unable to

leave their homes. Our hope for 2023 is that peace will be restored

in the troubled parts of our world.

 The changes in our Pastoral area came with Dromtariffe not having

a resident priest any longer and this has impacted on all our

Parishes and on our duties.

Here in this Parish, we are blessed with a strong faith community,

and this weekend I want to acknowledge the work and commitment

of the volunteers in each of our 3 Churches throughout the year.

A sincere thank you to our choirs, readers, Eucharistic Ministers,

basket collectors, altar society, those who erect our Sacred

Spaces and Cribs, our weekly Adorers and Adoration Committee,

The Legion of Mary members and those who are on our Pastoral,

Finance and Safeguarding committees. Your support together

with the support of the Parish Secretary and Sacristans

is greatly appreciated.

 I ask God’s blessing on all families in our Parish and think of your

loved ones who won’t be home this year.

 I also remember those in our Parish who are worried, anxious,

troubled, sick, grieving or alone this Christmas.

 As we prepare for Christmas let us take a moment to remember the

 message of Christmas, which is a message of hope. This hope comes

from the birth of Our Lord wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in

a humble manager because from such a small beginning the wonder

of God’s love for us can be seen and this is what gives us hope.

 To conclude I want to thank you for your continued support  

and may the greetings of joy, peace and goodwill be yours this

Christmas Season.


                              Millstreet Church  

Tuesday 20th December at 7.30p.m. 

Ballydesmond Sunday 18th after 11.00am Mass

Gneeveguilla  Monday 19th at 7.30pm

 Dromagh Wednesday 21st at 7.30pm

Kiskeam Thursday 22nd at 7.30p.m.


Saturday 24th December

Cullen at 7.30p.m.

Millstreet at 10.00p.m.

Sunday 25th December

Millstreet at 8.30a.m.

Ballydaly at 9.30a.m.

Millstreet at 11.30a.m.


Our annual Church door Restoration Collection

will take places at all Christmas Masses this year.

We thank you for your continued support.

Envelopes for 2023 are currently being delivered

and we thank those who are delivering them for us.


Our Parish office will be open each day this week and

will close on Friday 23rd at 5.00p.m. until

Monday 9th January.


Millstreet Church Mass Schedule

Monday 26th December there will be no Mass

Tuesday 27th December Mass for Patrick & Lucy Murphy, Mallow & their son John at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday 28th December for Lena & Johnny O’Keeffe, Main Street at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 29th December there will be no Mass.

Friday 30th December Mass at 10.00a.m.

Cullen Church:

There will be no Mass in Cullen on Thursday 29th.