Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17th May 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
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 )
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)