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.

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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

 

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.

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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”

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”

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.

 

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.

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.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Parish Newsletter – Vocation Sunday 3rd May, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
FOURTH sunday of easter – VOCATION SUNDAY 3rd 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:   Eileen Cotter, Old Coach Avenue; Rose O’Mahony, Mallow.

ANNIVERSARIES: Judy Buckley, Mountleader; Jerry Hickey, Pound Hill;  Amanda Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace;  Margaret Barrett, The Square; Denis Hickey, Mill View; Bernie O’Byrne, West End & London; Jimmy Cashman, Clara Road; Joe, Denis & Hannah McSweeney, Killarney Road;  Hannie Lane, Aubane; Denis Cronin, Coolinarne; Con Keane, Coolikerane; Denis Murphy, Lisnaboy; Denis T. & Peg Murphy, Lisnaboy; Kitty Moynihan, Flintfield; Connie Lane, Cahirdowney; Pat John Cronin, Lisnasheershane.

 

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.

  • MASS ON SUNDAY (3rd) for People of the Parish at 11.30a.m.
  • MASS ON TUESDAY (5th) (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON WEDNESDAY (6th) 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) for Johnny, Kathleen & Kevin Hickey, Shanaknuck at 10.00a.m.

AFTER EACH MASS DURING THE MONTH OF MAY A DECADE OF THE ROSARY WILL BE RECITED BY FR. FITZGERALD

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

My sincere thanks to parishioners who have dropped their Capital Fund and Due envelopes into the post box in our Parish office over the past number of weeks.  Your continued support and encouragement is very much appreciated.

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 month of May has always been associated with devotion of Our Lady and during this month all over Ireland people would visit their local Grotto’s to pray to Our Lady.  Here in our town we are fortunate to have Tubrid Well to visit and since my time in Millstreet, I have always found that no matter what time you visit the well you are never alone.  People visit for various reasons – some for thanksgiving, some seeking peace and comfort and others praying for the sick or bereaved.

However due to Covid19 restrictions we are currently unable to make these important visits, but that doesn’t mean we cannot be close to Our Lady in our homes.   Pope Francis has issued a letter to the world for the Month of May and encourages everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home during this month.  So perhaps, here in our Parish, when we are unable to visit Tubrid Well or our Churches we can set aside some time each day and pray to Our Lady for protection and hope during these difficult days.

Pope Francis has also written a prayer that he asks us to pray at the end of the Rosary and he himself will pray it too during the month of May ‘in spiritual union with all of us’.

O Mary, You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the foot of the cross, were united with Jesus’ suffering and persevered in your faith. “Protectress of the Roman people”, you know our needs, and we know that you will provide, so that, as at Cana in Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us. For he took upon himself our suffering, and burdened himself with our sorrows to bring us, through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.                                                                  Amen.

 

On behalf of our Parish, I wish to thank the Drishane Sisters who have gifted our Church with this statue of “Our Lady of Victories” which had been in Drishane Convent and in their house in Killarney Road.  We have placed it in the Sanctuary for the month of May and we will remember the Sisters and pray for them and their communities worldwide.

This May – a Message from Bishop Ray

This May turn to Our Lady, Queen of Peace for strength and peace. With Covid-19 many people will find this May upsetting and distressing. Prayer to Our Lady each day can be a source of calm, hope and resilience. She will bring your prayer to the ear of the Lord Jesus.

Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

When Our Lady appeared in Knock in August 1879 poverty and disease was common in Ireland. In the years since, Knock has been a place of comfort and hope for Irish people in need. Lourdes also, has been a special place of peace and hope for the sick. The sick, the bereaved and the troubled have consistently turned to Our Lady.

The Gospel speaks of ‘a sword piercing the soul of Mary’. Think of the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. Think of Mary who stood by the cross as her Son was dying.

With Covid-19, the month of May will not be an easy month. Many people are beginning to feel trapped and frustrated. In their hearts they know that change can only come carefully and gradually. Pope Francis speaks of this time as ‘a time of trial’.  [read more …] “This May – a Message from Bishop Ray”

Parish Newsletter – 26th april, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Third Sunday of Easter – 26th April, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE PARISH OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED.
Please continue to contact the parish office by phone, email or drop correspondence through the letter box.   

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: Fr. Liam Comer P.P Ardfert & Dromtariffe; Catherine Russell (née Vaughan), Douglas; Pat Burke, Ealing, London & Shanballymore; Julie Williams (née Cooney), Kanturk & New Jersey.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mons. Michéal Manning; Marie Senior, Tanyard Wood; Brendan Kiely, Station Road; Kit Desmond, Liscahane; John Kelleher, Drishane Road; Catherine O’Shea, Killowen; Kitty Moynihan, Flintfield; Kathleen & Nelius Guerin, Ballydaly; Christy O’Connor, Cullen; Deceased members of the Murphy Family, Lisnaboy; Johnnie Sheehan, Knockbrack;

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.

 

MASS ON SUNDAY (26th) for Fr. Liam Comer P.P. Ardfert & Dromtariffe at 11.30a.m.
MASS ON MONDAY (27th) for Kit, Denny & John Desmond, Liscahane at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON TUESDAY (28th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON WEDNESDAY (29th) for Arthur & Kitty Moynihan, Flintfield at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON THURSDAY (30th) (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON FRIDAY (1st) (Private Intentions) at 10.00a.m.

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

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Nano Nagle Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of Venerable Nano Nagle (1718-1784), foundress of the Presentation Sisters.

We remember in our prayers today the Presentation Sisters who taught and lived here in Millstreet.  We give thanks for the education and care they gave to our community. May God continue to protect their communities worldwide during this Corona virus pandemic.

 “The Almighty makes use of the weakest means to bring about His works” – Nano Nagle.

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FIRST COMMUNIONS 2020

This week we have notified the school and parents of our first Holy Communion children that due to the continued closure of the schools and the major restrictions on people gathering we have had to take the unprecedented step of postponing these ceremonies.

In correspondence received from our diocesan offices during the week Bishop Ray acknowledges the preparation that has been done already for this sacrament which is a high-point for the children, their families, schools and communities but new dates will be set and in due course all will enjoy these wonderful occasions.

Once again, I thank you for your continued support, prayers and understanding during these difficult times.

 

Reflection to ponder on this week:
Life is often nearer to a vale of tears than to a forum of fairness; though that doesn’t mean we should give up hope”.

 

Let none of us give up hope and let our community spirit be a support for each and everyone of us.

Mary (Mae) Hurley Derrinagree  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Mary (Mae) Hurley, Derrinagree 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Died April 12th, 2019 [1]

On this the First Anniversary,of Mary (Mae) Hurley Derrinagree her family would like to express their sincere thanks to all who sympathised with them following their sad loss.
We are deeply grateful to our extended family, friends and neighbours, for their support, kindness and generosity. Thank you to those who attended the funeral ceremonies, those who telephoned and to those who sent mass and sympathy cards, floral tributes and many lovely letters.

Thank you to the staff of Brídhaven Nursing Home in Mallow for their wonderful care of Mary.

We wish to thank Fr. Tom Leane, concelebrants, sacristan, organist, to the staff and professional services of Tarrant’s Undertakers for all their assistance, Millstreet Vintage Club for Traffic Management, and to the Wallis Arms Hotel for catering. As it would be impossible to thank
everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our thanks and appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for all your intentions. Lovingly remembered everyday. 

Parish Newsletter – Divine Mercy Sunday – 19th April, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) 19th April, 2020.
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID19 RESTRICTIONS PLEASE RING (029) 70043

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

RECENT DEATHS:  Matthew Twomey, Minor Row; Mary Dempsey (née Hickey) New York & Drominahilla; John Manley, London & The Square.

ANNIVERSARIES:   Florrie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn; Breda O’Leary, The Square;  Anthony & Sr. Margaret Manley, The Square;  Danny Creedon, Liscahane; Noel & Bartie Keating, Murphy’s Terrace; Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Victor O’Hare, Cloghoulamore; Jeremiah & Bridget O’Connor, Cloghoulabeg; Eileen Collins, Clara Road; Johnny Hickey, Shanaknuck; Patrick O’Donoghue, Aubane; Tade Corkery, Dooneen;  Denis Cronin, Coolinarne; Fr. Tim Buckley, Cahirbarnagh & London; Mary Agnes Regan, Nohovaldaly.

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:    Mass will be offered for People of the Parish at 11.30a.m.  (Pious objects will be blessed at the end of Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday)
  • MASS ON MONDAY (20th) for Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON TUESDAY (21st) for Fr. Tim Buckley, Cahirbarnagh & London at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON WEDNESDAY (22nd) for The Conway Family, Tipperary at 10.00a.m.
  • MASS ON THURSDAY (23rd) (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

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

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DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
The Divine Mercy Novena concludes this Sunday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 2.30p.m and conclude with prayers and blessing of pious objects at 3.00p.m. Due to Covid19 restrictions these devotions will take place behind closed doors. Our local Church TV will be on all day Sunday to allow people focus and spend time with the Divine Mercy image.

 

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THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL

If you or someone you know needs financial help during these difficult times please contact the local Branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 086 066 9243.

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ALONE SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 0818 222 024

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HELP DURING THESE COVID TIMES

Millstreet C.V. Support Group

The group consists of almost 20 volunteers so far. They have two vans and an array of personal skills. They can provide assistance by organising shopping and delivery of groceries, firing etc. All our services are totally free to the community.  For more information contact:

Jeremiah Keating at 087 7932736 or Liam Flynn at 087 6380053.

Cork County Council

Cork County Council has provided a dedicated Community Call Helpline which is a FREE contact number 1800 805 819 with lines open from 8.00am to 8.00PM seven days a week. Those calling from outside of Ireland seeking assistance for a relative of friend, should call +353 21 4285517.

You can also email us at <email> or text us at (085) 8709010.

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Thought for the week

Every rainbow is an invitation to stop, to stare, to wonder.  (Sr. Stan)

Parish Newsletter – 12th April, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Easter Sunday – 12th April, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID19 RESTRICTIONS PLEASE RING (029) 70043

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

RECENT DEATHS: Connie McSweeney, Tooreenbawn; Donie Golden, Tullig; Den Joe Murphy, Clonmel & Killingleigh, Kanturk; John Daly, Silversprings.

ANNIVERSARIES: William O’Leary, Dromnahilla; Ann Kelleher, Drishane Road; Phillis O’Shea, Minor Row;  Margaret Bailey, Minor Row & Dublin;  Breda O’Leary, The Square; Nellie O’Keeffe, Pound Hill; Paddy Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Patrick O’Donnell, Liscahane; Annie, David & Gerard Sheehan, Carrigacooleen; Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg; Seanie & Patrick Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Jerh, Kathleen & Sean Casey, Cloghoula; Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill; The deceased members of the Twomey Family, The Bridge;   Jeremiah, Nora & Jeremiah Forde, Station Road; Imelda Collins, Tralee; Michael & Frank O’Riordan, Knocknagree.

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.

EASTER SUNDAY:   Church bells will ring out at 11.00a.m. in celebration of Easter.
Mass will be offered for People of the Parish at 11.30a.m.
MASS ON TUESDAY (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON WEDNESDAY (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON THURSDAY for Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON FRIDAY for Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg at 10.00a.m.

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

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

The Divine Mercy Novena commences on Good Friday and continues for 9 days finishing on next Sunday (19th) Divine Mercy Sunday.  As our Churches remain closed due to COVID19 restrictions you can pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in your homes at 3.00p.m each day. To conclude devotions to the Divine Mercy pious objects will be blessed at the end of 11.30 Mass next Sunday (19th). 

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THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL

If you or someone you know needs financial help during these difficult times please contact the local Branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 086 066 9243.

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ALONE SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 0818 222 024

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Dear Parishioners,

This year we have celebrated our Easter Ceremonies in a very different way and while the restrictions put in place are difficult for each one of us, we can take strength and courage from the teaching of our Gospels.

We have read and listened for many years to the teaching of our Lord and we have head how the Risen Christ dispelled the fear of the disciples when the doors of the room were closed for fear. The Risen Christ gave hope.  Now we are like the disciples locked in our homes and it is this lesson of hope that we now need to believe in and it is this belief that will give us strength during these times and will help us to get through it.

To each person in our community, to each household who is dealing with illness or bereavement, may you find the strength you need in these two phrases that are vital for our world today and which the Risen Christ shared with his disciples and the world “Do not be afraid, peace be with you”.

My prayer this weekend for our parish, our community, our relatives, our friends, those who we are separated from and those who are fighting this pandemic on the front line is that God will protect us and that the faith we have will keep us strong.

I want to thank each of you for your continued support and prayers and may the true meaning of Easter be in each of our homes this year.
— Fr. Fitzgerald.

Next Cork Music Station Religious Broadcast on Holy Saturday at 7.30pm & on Easter Sunday at 11.30am

Our next Religious Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station is on Holy Saturday, 11th April 2020 at 7.30pm (live) and on Easter Sunday at 11.30am (live).  S.R.The 2020 Easter Triduum Booklet is available to read online HERE. It has all the readings and prayers for this weekend.

Parish Newsletter – 5th April, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Palm Sunday – 5th April, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID19 PRECAUTIONS. PLEASE RING (029) 70043

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:   Donie Golden, Tullig; Mary Cronin, Dooneen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill; Jimmy Murphy, Tanyard; Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Nonie Lehane, Tullig; Willie Gleeson, Clara Road; Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen; Kattie Dennehy, Curragh; Mary O’Donoghue, Aubane; Johnny Cremin, Gortavehy; Peggy O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Jackie & Julia Murphy, Coolikerane; Danny Forde, Mologhroe; Celine McAuliffe, Knockduff; Theresa & Anne Perdisatt, Dublin.

CONFESSIONS AND EASTER DUTY

As Churches are currently closed, we are aware that people will be unable to get to Confession before Easter. In his morning Mass on 20th March, Pope Francis spoke about this and how to resolve concerns about fulfilling our Easter duty:

“If you can’t go to confession, speak to God. He’s your Father.  Tell him the truth: “Lord, I did this and this and this. Pardon me.” Ask his forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, “afterward I will go to confession.” You will return to God’s grace immediately. You yourself can draw near, as the catechism teaches us, to God’s forgiveness, without having a priest at hand.”

 

FOLLOWING GUIDELINES RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE OF KERRY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF EASTER CEREMONIES THIS YEAR.  WE HAVE OUTLINED THE CEREMONIES AND WHAT WILL TAKE PLACE EACH DAY.

PALM SUNDAY (April 5th):   Mass will be celebrated at 11.30a.m. This Mass will be offered for the intentions of the People of the Parish. All households can cut a piece of palm (or whatever evergreen tree is in your garden) and during Mass there will be a blessing on the piece of palm in every home.
Tuesday 7th April: Mass at 10.00a.m. For Mary O’Keeffe, Millstreet (recently deceased) at 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 8th April:                         Mass at 10.00a.m.
Holy Thursday (9th April):                 Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 7.30p.m. At the conclusion of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be kept in the Tabernacle.
Good Friday (10th April):                   The Passion of our Lord at 3.00p.m.
Holy Saturday (11th April):                Easter Vigil at 7.30p.m. The Pascal Candle will be lit at the beginning of Mass, Easter Proclamation will be said, The Liturgy of the Word, Baptismal Liturgy and Liturgy of the Eucharist.  (Please note this will be broadcast live at 7.30pm on www.corkmusicstation.com )
Easter Sunday (12th April):                Mass at 11.30a.m.

THESE MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED BY Fr. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV. EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE REPEATED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (www.corkmusicstation.com)  1 HOUR AFTER THE ABOVE TIMES IN RELATION TO MASSES ON THIS TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY.  Please note above a full feature giving details of all the Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station during Holy Week 2020.

St. Patrick’s Church closed until April 12th

Due to the restrictions put in place since last night and following correspondence received from Bishop Ray Browne and the diocesan office, all churches will remain closed until 12th April.

Masses will continue to be celebrated by Fr. Fitzgerald behind closed doors and will be transmitted on the Church TV and one hour later on www.corkmusicstation.com 

Our parish office will be closed until the same date but if you require assistance please feel free to ring (029)70043

Stay safe and we will all keep praying.

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK:
Sunday 29th March: 11.30a.m.
Tuesday 31st March: 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 1st April: 10.00a.m.
Thursday 2nd April: 10.00a.m.
Friday 3rd April: 10.00a.m.

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Similarly in Dromtariffe, Fr. Tom is ‘cocooned’ which means he will not be taking part in Church Liturgies except for the weekly Sunday Mass.  This will be celebrated by Fr. Tom on his own in the presbytery, and offered for the intentions of parishioners. [St.Brendan’s]

[read more …] “St. Patrick’s Church closed until April 12th”

Parish Newsletter – 29th March, 2020


PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fifth Sunday of Lent – 29th March, 2020
CANON JOHN FITZGERALD P.P.
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
[MILLSTREET@DIOCESEOFKERRY.IE] DIOCESEOFKERRY.IE
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00A.M.-1.00P.M. & 2.00P.M.-5.00P.M.

FOLLOWING GUIDELINES RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE OF KERRY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

MASS SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK

SUNDAY 29th MARCH: 11.30a.m. – This Mass is offered for the People of the Parish
Churches the bells will be rung at 11.00a.m. on Sunday
TUESDAY 31st MARCH: 10.00a.m.
WEDNESDAY 1st APRIL: 10.00a.m.
THURSDAY 2nd APRIL: 10.00a.m.
FRIDAY 3rd APRIL: 10.00a.m.

THESE MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV. EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE REPEATED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com) ONE HOUR AFTER THE ABOVE TIMES.

EXPOSITION IS CANCELLED IN ALL CHURCHES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN EVERY DAY

ANNIVERSAIRES: Mary Gahan, Minor Row; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Tony Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Denis O’Regan, Station Road; Brendan Kiely, Station Road; Siobhan & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoula; Netta Dennehy, Cloghoulamore; John C & Julia O’Leary, Adrivale; Julia O’Connell, Dooneen; Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen; Han O’Leary, Toorbonia; Jerry O’Leary, Knockcahill; John & the deceased members of the Ring Family, Eagloune; Ellen Hegarty, Whitechurch; Margaret & Thomas Dennehy, Killarney.

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Dear Parishioners,

As we continue to journey during these difficult and unprecedented times please be assured of my prayers for the safety of all our Parishioners – here at home, those who are living around the world and especially those who are working in the frontline.

The safety guidelines that have been put in place to contain the spread of COVID 19 have impacted on the way we practice our faith but be assured our Churches will stay open for private prayer. However, I am asking that those visiting the Church practice physical distancing and avoid the touching of hard surfaces where possible.

Our Masses will continue to be celebrated behind closed doors and will be transmitted locally on our Church TV and I am grateful to Seán Radley for the transmission of our Masses through the Cork Music Station (www.corkmusicstation.com). This transmission is allowing those who are not near their loved ones to feel connected and this is very important during this time.

As you are aware the situation and spread of COVID19 is continuously changing and Bishop Ray Browne and the Diocesan Office are continuously updating our Parishes regarding best practice for the safety of our clergy and parishioners. In accordance with updated guidelines received I will not be making First Friday Calls for the month of April and I will offer Mass during next week for your intentions and well-being.

I want to thank you all the encouragement and support you continue to give me and I wish you and your families continued health and safety. God’s blessing to you all. Fr. John Fitzgerald

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Prayer to St. Corona in a Time of Epidemic

Lord Jesus Christ, You came into this world for our salvation. Look kindly on us now, we pray, that we, and all those who serve You, might be kept safe from this epidemic. Heal those who are sick, comfort the suffering, bring back those who have gone astray, and above all, increase our faith, O Lord. Give us the grace to follow You and, like the martyr St. Corona, who gave her life for love of You, to take up our crosses daily without fear or hesitation. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us and on the whole world.  St. Corona, patroness of epidemic victims, pray for us.

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ALONE SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE: 0818 222 024

PARISH OFFICE REMAINS OPEN

Parish Newsletter – 22nd  March, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fourth Sunday of lent – 22nd  March, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

FOLLOWING GUIDELINES RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE OF KERRY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 MASS SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK

SUNDAY 22nd MARCH:  11.30a.m.
Churches the bells will be rung at 11.00a.m. on Sunday
TUESDAY 24th MARCH:               10.00a.m.
WEDNESDAY 25th MARCH:        10.00a.m.
THURSDAY 26th  MARCH:           10.00a.m.

THESE MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & THEY WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV 

EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON RADIO ON

CORK MUSIC STATION (www.corkmusicstation.com)  one hour after the above times.

EXPOSITION IS CANCELLED IN ALL CHURCHES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN EVERY DAY                               

ANNIVERSARY LIST: Batt O’Keeffe, Mill View & Clara Road; Daniel Daly, The Bridge; Nora Creedon, West End;  Willie Gleeson, Clara Road; James Twohig, Aunagloor;  Cait & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; Julia, Denny & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney; Nora Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower;  Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn & Nora Rae, Kilcorney; Madge & Michael Kelleher, Aubane; Breda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; Peter Moynihan, Lackadota; Brendan Cronin, Dooneen;  Con O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune; Michael Mahony, Ballydaly; Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh; Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane;  Kathleen Forde, Lislehane; Mary Hickey, Carrigaline; Leah Long, Ballingeary; Abby McCarthy, Cork & Millstreet;  J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Mary & Jack O’Brien, Carrigaline; Jerry Dennehy, Laught.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 22nd  March, 2020”

Television Streamed Mass Schedule from Rathmore Church

St. Joseph’s Church Rathmore [Watch live]

YOU CAN BE PART OF OUR DAILY AND WEEKEND MASS FROM HOME

Join us from St. Joseph’s Church Rathmore for daily Mass through our Parish Television Streaming Service

Streamed Mass Schedule for the coming week

Saturday   21st March   7.00pm
Sunday     22nd   11.00am
Monday     23rd    7.00pm
Tuesday    24th    7.00pm
Wednesday 25th   7.00pm
Thursday 26th   7.00pm
Friday 27th  7.00pm
Saturday   28th   7.00pm
Sunday     29th  11.00am

How do I access this Mass? Just CLICK HERE or on the photo of the church above, and the live pictures from the church should come up. If that fails:

On Computer, iPad or Phone

Google Search   MCN MEDIA  KERRY   Click the image of   St Joseph’s Church, Rathmore

We thank Sharon Lane for this information.  (S.R.)

Dromtariffe Parish

Fr. Tom Leane will celebrate Mass without a congregation at 11am on Sunday & St Patrick’s day for all the people of the parish. We pray that the Lord will keep us safe in these times. People are asked to consider setting aside a few minutes for prayer at 11am on these days uniting us as one in prayer. Please forward this message to as many as possible.

Parish Newsletter – 15th March, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Third Sunday of Lent – 15th March, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

 

FOLLOWING GUIDELINES RECEIVED FROM
THE DIOCESE OF KERRY
IN THE CONTEXT OF
COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF:

 MASSES THIS WEEKEND
OR
PATRICK’S DAY MASSES

 NO PUBLIC WEEKDAY MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED

EXPOSITION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 THESE RESTRICTIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE REVIEWED BY THE DIOCESE AND WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF THESE CHANGES.

THE CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN DAILY

Fr. Fitzgerald will celebrate Mass privately on Sunday & St. Patrick’s Day at 11.30 and this will be transmitted through our camera in the Church to homes who are able to access it.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 15th March, 2020”

Parish Newsletter – 8th March, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Lent – 8th March, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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 DEATHSMary O’Keeffe, Millstreet; Michael Dennehy, Rathduane & Oxford; Katrina O’Neill, Caum & Innishannon.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         John Anthony Murphy, London & Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                       Nora & the deceased members of the Fleming Family, Meenagloherane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Kathleen Cotter, Liscahane

Anniversaries:                            Kate Murphy, Flintfield; Mary Jo Murphy, Coole Theresa & Denis Manley, The Square and their daughter Betsy O’Hanlon; Dan O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace; Kevin O’Sullivan, Main Street; Chris Kiely, Liscahane; Elizabeth & Daniel Creedon, Cloghoula; Daniel & Hannah Barrett, Carrigacooleen;  Seamus McCarthy, Carrigacooleen; Joe Garvey, Killarney Road;  Cathy Twohig, Aunagloor;  Nevaeh Keane, Coolikerane; Dan Joe & Donie Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; Fr. Donal O’Hare, USA & Cloghoulamore; Theresa O’Sullivan, Grenagh; Denis Vaughan, Newmarket; Mary Ann & John Murphy, Laharn East, Boherbue; Mary & Jimmy McLoughlin, Killarney.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 8th March, 2020”

Parish Newsletter – 1st March, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
First Sunday of Lent – 1st March, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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:

RECENT DEATHS:          Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace; Sr. Margaret Corkery, Presentation Sister Killarney & Coomlogane; Sheila Fitzgerald, Clara Road, Birmingham & Kanturk.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Frank O’Leary, Lisaniska
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Concubhair O’hEalaithe, Drishane Road

Anniversaries:    Dolly Barrett, Main Street; Andrew Hickie, The Square; Margaret, William & the Radley Family, Minor Row; Daniel Daly, The Bridge; Denis A. Dennehy, Pound Hill; Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn; Hannie & Jer Kelleher, Tooreenbawn; Margaret Casey, Tooreenbawn; Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh; Nora O’Sullivan, Dooradoyle.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 1st March, 2020”