Millstreet Tidy Towns

Millstreet Tidy Towns would like to thank local company Bar-O Construction who kindly sponsored  and erected the town’s new Swift Tower, an amazing conservation feature to have in our town, increasing Biodiversity in the area as well as protecting a declining species. The Swift Tower was kindly supplied by IRD Duhallow CLG

[read more …] “Millstreet Tidy Towns”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 5th July 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary tTime – 5th July, 2020

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Email Address:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie 

Website: www.dioceseof kerry.ie

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

Anniversaries:  Joe O’Mahony, Liscahane; Charles Barry, Murphy’s Terrace; Frank Reen Snr., Main Street; Brendan Hickey, Main Street; Denis Healy, Claraghatlea; Nora Murphy, Drishane Road; John Kelleher, Lackabawn; Deceased members of the O’Connor & O’Mahony families; Christy Philpott, Ballydaly; Theresa Moynihan, Woodland Drive & Boston. 

SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC MASSES IN MILLSTREET FOR THE WEEK AHEAD AND WHICH WILL BE & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV & CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

Saturday 4th at 6.30p.m. for Tim & Agnes Kiely, The Bridge; Con & Kathleen Kelleher, Macroom.

Sunday 5th at 11.30a.m:  Jimmy & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Mary Sheehan, Tanyard Wood; The deceased members of the O’Callaghan family, Sunnyside, Liscahane.

MASS ON MONDAY (6th) Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON TUESDAY (7th) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON WEDNESDAY (8th) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON THURSDAY (9th) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON FRIDAY (10th) for Denis Kelleher, Aubane at 7.30p.m.

[read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 5th July 2020”

Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station to Continue

For the next fortnight we shall be broadcasting live the celebration of Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet as we have been doing since the beginning of the onset of COVID-19 with its many restrictions.   Our week-day daily broadcasts will continue for the next fortnight and will then end as more people are gradually being permitted to attend Church for the celebration of Mass.   However, our broadcast of 11.30 a.m. Sunday Mass will continue until full congregations are permitted to attend Mass in Church.   And our “Lunchtime Favourites” following Mass until 1.15pm will also continue on Cork Music Station.   We thank the very many Listeners worldwide who have been tuning into our Religious Broadcasts and who have been sending such uplifting kind comments.  If you wish to make contact with our Radio Station just email corkmusicstation@ gmail.com.

As Congregations return to Church this week

A few words from the Bishop on the current situation in relation to return to Mass.

As Congregations return to Church this week,

please return slowly and be understanding.

 

A warm welcome to all those who join us for Holy Mass this first week and weekend. It is a joy to have the return of congregations. The delight of so many, is an indicator that it is vital to nourish the spirit and the soul, as well as the body. We do not face the world on our own, God is there with us.

There is upset and disappointment that large churches are restricted to a congregation of 50 people. The hope is that before the end of the month this will change to 100, in churches where social distancing can be maintained. If only 50 can be present, then let that fifty pray and offer Mass on behalf of the whole parish community.

The 50 persons limit for indoor gatherings does bring home to us, the fact that we must take personal and communal responsibility to follow Public Health Guidelines. This is a vital realisation. We owe it to all the front-line workers who have been so brave and selfless. Only thus, can we hope to keep the virus suppressed in our communities.

Because of the restriction to 50, we ask people to be understanding and, if possible, to come to Mass in church during the weekdays rather than on these first few weekends. Let a weekday Mass be your Sunday worship, at least for the next few weeks.

Our Lady, health of the sick, pray for us.

 

+ Ray Browne

Diocese of Kerry

1st July 2020

 

6th Class graduation from Kilcorney N.S.

Congratulations to our wonderful 6th Class who graduated from Kilcorney N.S. last Friday!
We were delighted to see them and their families at home with a socially distanced drive by! 🚘 We would like to thank Hullaballoons for all their help with the balloons and milseáin! 🍭 🎈
Congratulations and best of luck Ella, Katie, Muireann, Niamh, Noah and Patrick! 🌟
Kilcorney N.S.

Click here for more of the wonderful occasion. 

 

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station this Week 

Mass on Sunday, 28th June 2020 at 11.30 am… Mass today for People of the Parish

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

Mass on Monday (29th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (30th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (1st July) for Eileen Collins, Clara Road and Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (2nd July) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (3rd July) for Jack & Joan Healy, Minor Row and Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Incorporated into the celebration of Masses this week will be new recent recordings of Millstreet Church Choir and the playing of the Church Organ by Deirdre Tracey.   We thank Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser for the coordination of the recordings of Millstreet Church Choir.   Thus we shall have the virtual sounds of the Organ and the Choir at the Celebration of all Masses throughout the week.   Members of the Congregation watching the live transmission on the Church Local Television will be unable to hear the Choir and Organist unless one turns on the radio sound in the background of the Mass being broadcast live on (just click on the following link to tune into our Internet Radio Station:) Cork Music Station.  Please note that there is a slight delay in synchronisation of the television and radio sounds. Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com [read more …] “Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station”

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

THIRTEENTH sunday in ordinary time – 28th June, 2020

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

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

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Sean Michael Horgan, New York.

 

Anniversaries:  Mick Kelleher, Killowen; Eugie O’Connell, Dooneen; Nelius Guerin, Ballydaly; Nora Horgan, Ballydaly; Tony Moynihan, Coalpits; Margaret Murphy, Lisnaboy; Peter Cronin, Knockduff; Betty, Timothy & Dermot O’Callaghan, Shronebaha; Paddy & Nora O’Connell, London; Joan Daly, Mallow; Rev. John Brendan O’Hare, Cloghoulamore & USA.

 

SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC MASSES IN MILLSTREET FOR THE WEEK AHEAD AND WHICH WILL BE & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV & CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

 

SUNDAY (28th) at 11.30a.m for: Mass for People of the Parish

MASS ON MONDAY (29th) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON TUESDAY (30th) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON WEDNESDAY (1st) Eileen Collins, Clara Road & Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON THURSDAY (2nd) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON FRIDAY (3rd) Jack & Joan Healy, Minor Row & Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

[read more …] “PARISH NEWSLETTER”

Outdoor 6th Class Graduation

       SCHOOL NEWS

Outdoor 6th Class Graduation

We were delighted to welcome back this wonderful group of girls to give them the send off from Presentation N.S. they truly deserve. It was a privilege watching these girls blossom from timid Junior Infants to confident and independent young ladies. 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  [read more …] “Outdoor 6th Class Graduation”

Return of Public Mass

RETURN OF PUBLIC MASSES

As announced last weekend it is with optimism and caution that we announce the return of Public Masses from next Monday 29th June however, as you are now aware that the current Government guidelines have set the capacity for indoor ceremonies to 50 people.

Attending Mass will be very different at the moment and I am asking for your understanding and patience as we put safety measures in place. Some people may not feel comfortable in attending Mass due to underlying medical conditions that they have or someone in their household have, so please be assured that the dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation remains in place until further notice.

Our proposed Mass schedule for the first week is:

Millstreet: Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd at 10.00a.m. Saturday 4th at 6.30p.m. and Sunday 5th at 11.30a.m.
Cullen: Thursday 2nd at 7.30p.m.

SUNDAY MASSES WILL RECOMMENCE IN BALLYDALY & CULLEN ON SUNDAY 12th JULY.

To allow Parishioners who wish to attend Mass, with the maximum being 50 people at any one ceremony, it is now recommended that a reservation system be put in place in Parishes for the time being. I am asking Parishioners who wish to attend a Mass during the week to contact the Parish office during working hours to reserve a place. This system will be in place for all Churches in the Parish from Wednesday onwards.

These requests may be difficult for some people to understand or accept but we have to ensure the safety of each single person who comes into our Churches. For those who will attend Mass the following will need to be noted:

  1. Parishioners attending Mass should wear a face covering in the Church. (Please note that face coverings are not suitable for children under the age of 13 and that not everyone will feel comfortable wearing a face covering. While the wearing of a face covering is recommended it is not mandatory).
  2. We will have ushers in the Church to show you to a seat and we will be asking people to fill the Church from the top down to limit the movement indoors. For leaving the Church after any Ceremony it will be from the bottom to the top.
  3. Holy Communion will be given in your seat by Eucharistic Minister/Priest who will be wearing a face covering.
  4. Ushers will also monitor and control the exiting of people after Mass and we are asking that you do not congregate in the Church yard after leaving the Churches.
  5. It is recommended that Church pews are cleaned after each ceremony.
  6. Toilets will remain closed.
  7. We are advised not to have altar servers at the moment.
  8. At weekend Masses the passing of baskets is not recommended so our collection will now be inside the door of the Churches

These guidelines are advised by Government, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and the Irish Bishop’s Conference and for the safety of each of us and our families. I thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this time and may God continue to protect your families and our Parish.

Fr. John Fitzgerald

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station this Week 

Mass on Sunday, 21st June 2020 at 11.30 am… Mass today will be offered for Ann & John Kelleher, Drishane Road; Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill & Christy O’Connor, Cullen. 

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

Mass on Monday (22nd June) for Neily O’Leary, West End; Jim & Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace; Eily & Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (23rd June) for Pat & Kathleen Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathleen & Jackie Forde, Murphy’s Terrace & James Daly, Main Street at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (24th June) for John O’Sullivan, Coolinarne; Thomas & Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy; Maurice, Steven & John O’Sullivan, Dromagh at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (25th June) for Con O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune; The Eucharistic Adorers of Millstreet, Cullen & Ballydaly  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (26th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Incorporated into the celebration of Masses this week will be new recent recordings of Millstreet Church Choir and the playing of the Church Organ by Deirdre Tracey.   We thank Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser for the coordination of the recordings of Millstreet Church Choir.   Thus we shall have the virtual sounds of the Organ and the Choir at the Celebration of all Masses throughout the week.   Members of the Congregation watching the live transmission on the Church Local Television will be unable to hear the Choir and Organist unless one turns on the radio sound in the background of the Mass being broadcast live on (just click on the following link to tune into our Internet Radio Station:) Cork Music Station.  Please note that there is a slight delay in sychronisation of the television and radio sounds. Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com [read more …] “Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station”

Parish Newsletter -21st June 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st June, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
<email> dioceseofkerry.ie

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

RECENT DEATHS: Theresa Riordan, Florida & Michigan

Anniversaries: Jim & Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace; Dan & Rosie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Neily O’Leary, West End; Gearoid Hickey, West End; Hannah O’Connor, Church Street & Cloghoulabeg; Eily Cronin, Knocknakilla; Dan & Ellen Harrington & Pat Burke, Knocknakilla; Angela & Stella Pomeroy, Willowbrook & London; Margaret Pomeroy & the deceased members of the Pomeroy family, Willowbrook; John Fleming, Cullen; Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha; Tim Kiely, Tubber; Nora Tarrant, Derrinagree.

AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV & CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

SUNDAY (21st) at 11.30a.m for: Ann & John Kelleher, Drishane Road; Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill & Christy O’Connor, Cullen.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter -21st June 2020”

Irish Pilgrimage Trust

Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane were due to travel to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (IPT) on Easter Sunday. However due to the Covid19 situation the trip was cancelled. The girls raised €2,367.50 and they have donated the full amount to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to support their ongoing work.

The girls would like to thank their parents, families, friends, local community, and everyone who helped to make the quiz and bake sale possible. Furthermore, they would like to thank all the local businesses for their tremendous support and generosity in donating prizes and refreshments.
They would also like to express their gratitude to all those that sponsored them.

Finally a very special thank you to the teachers and staff of Millstreet Community School who were so generous with their time especially, John Magee, Jennifer O’Donoghue, Mary Randles, Denise O’Leary and Marion Buckley.  [read more …] “Irish Pilgrimage Trust”

Cloverhill Foods launch new baking mixes with an Appearance on Ireland AM

Cloverhill Foods featured on TV3’s Ireland AM Show this week with their new range of home baking mixes. Find about their new mixes and see inside their factory at Mount Leader Industrial Estate in the below video

The product is available at your local SuperValu and they  will reorder according to demand. Please try the product this week. Definitely very tasty and easy to make 👌

 

[read more …] “Cloverhill Foods launch new baking mixes with an Appearance on Ireland AM”

Parish Newsletter June 7th 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
The holy trinity – 7th June, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
 <email>    dioceseofkerry.ie

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

Anniversaries:  James Bourke, Murphy’s Terrace; Jerh Twomey, Murphy’s Terrace;  Paddy Joe Cotter, Liscahane; Ellen O’Donnell, Liscahane; Catherine Kelleher, Mill Road; Patricia Kelly, Coomlogane; Patrick O’Sullivan, Claraghatlea; Tadhg Crowley, Drishanebeg; Donal Cowman, Drishane Road; Con Linehan, Dooneen; Julia Mary Murphy, Rathduane; Phyllis O’Connor, Lisnasheershane; Kate Doody, Ploverfield; Tom and the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Knockduff; Jerome Dineen, Laharn; Sean & Helena Hegarty, Dublin; Michael Cremin, Cork & Flintfield.

AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV & CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

SUNDAY (7th) at 11.30a.m:  Mass today is for all those buried in our Parish cemeteries: St. Mary’s, Drishane, Churchyard in Millstreet, The Cilín, Cullen Cemetery, and St. Laitiarain’s Cemetery.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter June 7th 2020”

Visit Cork Webinars

A letter from Seamus Heaney, head of Visit Cork, on how they are recommending the Cork tourism sector can adapt and recover in this changed tourism environment, and details about free online training sessions from industry experts:

Dear Industry Partners,

We hope you are all keeping as well as can be expected in these very challenging and unprecedented times.

Over the past few months we have been working in the background with various bodies along with politicians to represent the interests of the Cork Tourism industry.

The Cork Tourism Task Force comprises of key stakeholders from the various sectors throughout Cork. It has been set up by the Visit Cork board and meets weekly to try and keep at pace with all of the updates and changes. 

The main focus of the Task Force is to assist the executives and board of Visit Cork with key recommendations to government on how best the Cork tourism sector can adapt and recover in this changed tourism environment, including:  [read more …] “Visit Cork Webinars”

Green Flag for Rathcoole N.S.

St. Brendans N.S., Rathcoole are delighted with the news this week that they have been awarded their 4th Green Flag for Sustainable Travel.

The school has been working for the past two years towards this award, but unfortunately their final event had to be cancelled when schools closed. Instead, pupils from Rathcoole got on their bikes or went on a hike over the past few weeks and headed out to photograph their picturesque “2km Zone” nestled between the foothills of Mushera and the banks of the Blackwater.
Here is the beautiful video they submitted to the Green Schools “Hidden Places” project:

The team at Green-Schools headquarters were very impressed with the application, and extend their thanks to everyone in the school.  The Green-Schools committee and the whole school community deserve a huge amount of credit for their efforts – well done on your 4th Green Flag!
Green Schools Committee

Parish Newsletter – Pentecost Sunday – 31st May, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Pentecost Sunday – 31st May, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie

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

ANNIVERSARIES:  Kathleen & Jackie Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; Bridget (Ciss) Murphy, Tanyard; Donal O’Riordan, Tullig; Angela Pomeroy, Willowbrook & London; Katie & Paddy Kelleher, Moulnahorna & Church Street; Hugh O’Keeffe, Glountane & Boherbue; Eddie & Peg Forde, Mologhroe.

AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV.

 

  • SUNDAY (31st) at 11.30a.m:  Mass is for People of the Parish
  • THERE WILL BE NO MASS ON MONDAY (1st) JUNE
  • MASS ON TUESDAY (2nd) for Denis, John, Madge & the deceased members of the Murphy family, Lisnaboy at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON WEDNESDAY (3rd) for Brendan Kiely, Station Road at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON THURSDAY (4th) for Donal Cowman, Drishane Road at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON FRIDAY (5th) for (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON NEXT SUNDAY 7th JUNE WILL BE FOR ALL THOSE BURIED IN OUR CEMETERIES IN THE PARISH: The Churchyard Cemetery, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Drishane Cemetery, The Cillín Cemetery, Cullen Cemetery and St. Liathiaran’s Cemetery. 

EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

 

 

The Parish office continues to be closed to the public until 8th June but our secretary can still be contacted by phone (029 70043) or email for anniversary inclusions, mass cards or any other queries. Thank you to everyone who has returned their envelopes over the past number of weeks. Your support and encouragement is always appreciated.

Tubrid Well
We ask our Lady to continue to protect our Parish and families during this pandemic.  Our Lady pray for us.

OPENING OF CHURCHES

Over the coming weeks we will be preparing our Churches for the return of Masses and this will be carried out in line with the guidelines which are currently being prepared by our Bishops in accordance with Government guidelines.  Once these are received, I will be sharing them with you and asking for your continued co-operation. The return of  Mass will be very different and the safety of our parishioners will be paramount.

After long and careful consideration, I am suggesting that from 8th June the weekday Masses, which will continue to be said behind closed doors, will be multi-intentional and will be the Masses booked for March, April & May which had to be postponed due to Covid19. Each family will be contacted by our Parish office over the coming week and I trust you will give this temporary arrangement careful consideration due to the extraordinary times we are in. Masses will continue to be transmitted on our local TV and on corkmusicstation.com.

I ask you to please continue to adhere to the precautions in place when you visit our Churches for private prayer:

  • The safest way to visit is to “walk around, stand and pray, don’t sit down and touch nothing.
  • Please use hand sanitisers in each Church and remember sanitise carefully as you enter and there is no risk of you bringing in the virus on your hands.
  • Sanitise your hands as you exit and there is no risk of you bringing the virus out on your hands.
  • Practice social distancing and follow signage

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
Often, when we lose hope and think this is the end,
God smiles from above and says
“Relax, it’s just a bend, not the end”.

 

Parish Newsletter – The Ascension of the Lord – 24th May, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
The Ascension of the Lord – 24th May, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie

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

RECENT DEATHS: Jerh O’Connor, Coolikerane; Stephen Roche, Tower; John Barry, Lackabawn.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Teresa Tangney, Main Street; Ellen & the deceased members of the Cleary Family, Murphy’s Terrace; Eddie Ambrose, Murphy’s Terrace;  Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Connie Coakley, Station Road; Sonny Dennehy, Gneeves; John Francis Ryan, Cockhill; Denis O’Hare, Coole; Michael McSweeney, Flintfield; Ellen Kelleher, Aubane; Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy; Hugh & Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane & Boherbue; Deceased members of the O’Sullivan family, Knocknageeha; Timothy O’Callaghan, Banteer.

 AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV.

 

  • SUNDAY (24th) at 11.30a.m:  Mass is for People of the Parish 
  • MASS ON MONDAY (25th) for Sonny & Nora Dennehy, Gneeves at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON TUESDAY (26th) for Timothy & Nora Kelleher, Lislehane at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON WEDNESDAY (27th) Connie Coakley, Station Road at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON THURSDAY (28th) for Denis O’Hare, Coole at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON FRIDAY (29th) for Dr. Michael Feeley, Clara Road at 10.00a.m.

THE ROSARY WILL BE RECITED BEFORE EACH MASS DURING MAY

EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

MILLSTREET CHOIR RETURN “VIRTUALLY”

Our Church choir will be singing “virtually” at Mass this week, through recorded hymns sung individually at home while complying with Covid19 lockdown restrictions. I thank everyone who worked on this project to make it possible.

The Parish office continues to be closed to the public but our secretary can still be contacted by phone (029 70043) or email for anniversary inclusions, mass cards or any other queries. Thank you to everyone who has returned their envelopes over the past number of weeks. Your support and encouragement is always appreciated.

OPENING OF CHURCHES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

The opening of our Churches this week has been a welcome move and it has brought great comfort to our parishioners who have visited each of our Churches in the Parish. However, we must remain aware of and compliant with Government and Diocesan advise in regard to Covid19.  When visiting each Church please bear in mind the following advice:

  • The safest way to visit is to “walk around, stand and pray, don’t sit down and touch nothing.
  • Please use hand sanitisers in each Church and remember sanitise carefully as you enter and there is no risk of you bringing in the virus on your hands.
  • Sanitise your hands as you exit and there is no risk of you bringing the virus out on your hands.
  • Practice social distancing and follow signage

This continues to be a difficult time for everyone and I would encourage everyone who needs help to ask for it.  Everyone’s difficulties are different and none of us know the struggles that households are experiencing but always remember there is help available and ask for it. We have listed numbers for various groups and remember everyone needs a little help at some time in their lives.

 

Millstreet Covid Group: Jeremiah Keating (087) 7932736 or Liam Flynn (087) 6380053
Cork County Council Community Helpline:    1800 805 819
St. Vincent De Paul:                                        (086) 066 9243
ALONE Support line for older people:                        0818 222024

 

(Grotto to our Lady on Clara Road)
Mary Our Mother, we ask you to protect the families of our Parish, give strength to those who are struggling at this time, comfort to those who are grieving and continued strength to those who work on the front-line. Let us never give up hope and let our community spirit be a support for each and everyone of us. Our Lady pray for us.

 

Applications open for Cork County Restart Grant for Small Businesses

Applications open for Cork County Restart Grant for Small Businesses

Online applications can now be made to Cork County Council for the Restart Grant for small businesses.  As part of the Governments package of supports, this €250m fund will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following COVID-19 closures.

Between €2,000 and €10,000 of direct aid is available to businesses based on commercial rates bill from 2019.

The grant will be available to businesses with a turnover of less than €5m and employing 50 people or less, which were closed or impacted by at least a 25% reduction in turnover out to June 30, 2020. It is a contribution towards the cost of re-opening or keeping a business operational and re-connecting with employees and customers.  [read more …] “Applications open for Cork County Restart Grant for Small Businesses”

Kathleen McAuliffe Healing – Reopening Today


I am delighted to announce I will be reopening my clinic on Monday 18th of May.  I will be taking all the necessary precautions and following HSE guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.  I will be triaging my patients and only taking necessary patients at the moment. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. My number us 086-2660068. Thank you, and I looking forward to seeing you 💛 – Kathleen

[read more …] “Kathleen McAuliffe Healing – Reopening Today”

Parish Newsletter – 17th May, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Sixth Sunday of Easter –  17th May 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
 <email>    dioceseofkerry.ie

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

RECENT DEATHS: John Barry, Lackabawn; Connie O’Connor, Knocknagurrane; Eddie Vaughan, Ballymaquirke; Sheila Murphy, Rathcoole; Maureen O’Connor, Kanturk.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Tom, Joan & Claire Grainger, Birmingham & Cloghoulamore; Jimmy & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Tony Galvin, Main Street; Maimie Twomey, Mill view; Nell Twomey, Pound Hill; Margaret Lehane, Cahirdowney; Jimmy Buckley, Aubane; Mary & Peter Cremin, Flintfield; Eileen Murphy, Kippagh; Julia, James & Bob O’Sullivan, Gortavehy;  Paddy Murphy, Rathduane House; John Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; Maureen Murphy, Coolikerane; Michael McAuliffe, Knockduff; Denis, Hannah Mary, Noel & Dan McSweeney, Knocknageeha; Christy & Bonnie Morley, Lislehane & their daughter Nuala Joyce, Tralee.

AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV.

  • SUNDAY (17th) at 11.30a.m:  Mass is for People of the Parish  
  • MONDAY (18th) Funeral Mass for John Barry, Lackabawn at 12 noon
  • MASS ON TUESDAY (19th) for Eileen Murphy, Kippagh at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON WEDNESDAY (20th) Margaret Lehane, Cahirdowney at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON THURSDAY (21st) for Timothy & Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON FRIDAY (22nd) for Donal & the deceased members of the O’Riordan family, Tullig & the Duggan family, Carriganima at 10.00a.m.

THE ROSARY WILL BE RECITED BEFORE EACH MASS DURING MAY
EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

MILLSTREET CHOIR RETURN “VIRTUALLY”

Our Church choir will be singing “virtually” at Mass from next Sunday 24th, through recorded hymns sung individually at home while complying with Covid19 lockdown restrictions.

OPENING OF CHURCHES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

On next Wednesday we will be re-opening Churches in our Parish for private prayer.  While this a welcome move we need to continue to be cautious and proceed carefully.  Over the weekend we will be working to make each Church as safe as we can for everyone. These are the precautions that will be in place:

  • Front doors will be left open to avoid contact with door handles.
  • Hand sanitisers will be placed at each entrance door – please use them.
  • Please observe social distancing of 2 meters at all times.
  • Holy water fonts will remain empty & seats will be taped off

We encourage everyone to follow the  Diocesan guidelines received: “Walk around, stand and pray, don’t sit down and touch nothing”

Millstreet Church will open after morning Mass each morning and close at 6.30p.m.

Ballydaly & Cullen Churches will open at 11.00a.m. each day and close at 4.00p.m. This will allow for necessary cleaning to be carried out.

The Parish office continues to be closed to the public but our secretary can still be contacted by phone (029 70043) or email for anniversary inclusions, mass cards or any other queries.

(Grotto to our Lady at Aubane Cross [1])

Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew.  Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.

Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others.  Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.

Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone. Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus. Our Lady, pray for us. (Pope Francis)

Parish Newsletter – 10th May, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifth Sunday of Easter –  10th  May, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:

RECENT DEATHS:  John Joe O’Shea, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow & late of Cockhill; Fr. Michael Fleming Parish Priest, Killorglin;  Martin Hickey, Cullen & New York.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Bridget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen; Fintan Kiely, Liscahane; Lena, Philip, Dan & the deceased members of the Cronin family, Pound Hill; Michael Dennehy, Coomlogane; Peggy Twomey, The Bridge; Michael Ryan, Killarney Road; Dan & Mary Breen, Killarney Road; Thomas & Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy; Mary & Michael Flaherty, Ballydaly; Julia & Patie Hickey, Cullen; Matthew Bradley, Knocknagurrane; Nan, Sr. Adeline & the deceased members of the O’Donoghue family, Gortnacreeha; Timothy Kelleher, Lislehane; Jerry McCarthy, Cork & Knocknagree; Emma Dineen, Carrigaline.

AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV.

 

  • SUNDAY (10th) at 11.30a.m:  Mass is for People of the Parish and I will be praying especially for the children of the Parish who would be receiving their First Holy Communion at this time, their families and teachers.
  • MASS ON MONDAY (11th) for John Sherlock, Skibbereen at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON TUESDAY (12th) for Hannie & Jackie Lane, Aubane at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON WEDNESDAY (13th) John O’Shea, Millstreet & Aughrim (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON THURSDAY (14th) for (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON FRIDAY (15th) for Jack Healy, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.

 

BEFORE EACH MASS DURING THE MONTH OF MAY, FR. FITZGERALD WILL BE RECITING THE ROSARY.

EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

The Parish office continues to be closed to the public but our secretary can still be contacted by phone (029 70043) or email for anniversary inclusions, mass cards or any other queries.

The lives of each of us have changed dramatically since the first case of COVID19 was diagnosed.  Contact with family and friends is now done electronically rather than personally, a lot of people are working remotely which means less contact with work colleagues, schools and college doors are closed, children aren’t meeting their friends and the preparation and anticipation of summer holidays have been put on hold.  All these changes are hard at many levels, but by staying strong and by continuing to follow the advice we are being given by our HSE leaders and Government we can look forward to better days with our family and friends.

We have all been receiving “What’s app’s” with varying content – prayerful, spiritual, comical and amusing. I have put together some contents from these messages and perhaps when reading them take a moment to ponder on each one and the relevance in your life. Stay safe and thank you for the support and encouragement I continue to receive.

 A THOUGHT FOR EACH DAY OF THE WEEK

  1. The past cannot be changed
  2. Everyone’s journey is different
  3. Things always get better with time
  4. Happiness is found within
  5. Positive thoughts create positive things
  6. Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realise they were the big things.
  7. Always remember God loves you even on your worst days.

 

The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is on next Wednesday 13th May and this was a day which the Legion of Mary would celebrate the Apparitions of Our Lady by saying the rosary publicly.  However due to COVID19 restrictions this is not possible this year.  Instead parishioners are invited to recite the rosary in their own homes at 3.00p.m. if possible or whatever times suits you. The hope of the Legion is that this sizeable gift be given to Our Lady for her intentions at this time.

Active Home School Week – Toilet Roll Challenge

The pupils and staff in St. Brendan’s N.S. Rathcoole took part in Active Home Week last week. They completed the Toilet Roll Challenge. It was a lovely way to motivate each other to get active and to unite our pupils and staff during this time. Have a look at what they got up to in the video below:

Millstreet Vintage Club Events Update

To all our Club Members and Friends we hope you are all keeping well in these sometimes difficult and challenging times we are living in,because of the ongoing Current Covid 19 Situation and in the Interest of Safety for all Millsteet Vintage Club Members,Friends and the General Public the following Club Activities will not be taking place,these are as follows,

Charity Tractor Run on Sunday May 10th,
Charity BBQ Run on Saturday June 20th,
Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited on Sunday July 5th,

We will be monitoring the situation for the status of any other Events that are scheduled thereafter and we will keep you updated on any developments as and when they happen,Stay Safe Everyone and Take Care of Yourself.

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 3rd May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Mass on Tuesday (5th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (6th) for Donie Golden, Tullig (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (7th) for Michael Ryan, Killarney Road at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (8th May) for  Johnny, Kathleen & Kevin Hickey, Shanaknuck at 10.00a.m.

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