“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this Sunday evening’s programme (24th May 2020) on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene speaks to a Consultant Oncologist who specialises in Prostate Cancer and a singer-songwriter who quotes Bob Dylan and Bono as his influences.

It’s worth mentioning that these are not two different people, but one person.  Throughout his life, Professor Joe o’Sullivan has been committed to improving the lives of patients with prostate cancer, through research and innovation.  His research programme is now recognised as a centre of excellence.  In between he has recorded three albums, the latest of which, ‘Instead of many shades of blue’, has just been released. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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, 24th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.40 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May. 

Mass on Monday (25th) for Sonny & Nora Dennehy, Gneeves at 10.00 a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (26th) for Timothy & Nora Kelleher, Lislehane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (27th) for 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.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Watch out for your Dogs

People are asked to share the below note, and for people to take care of their dogs as some have been going missing lately:

“Keep a look out… Guys looking for any Dogs for Sale! (2 Males and a couple of young kids in the back) Driving a Dark Blue Toyota Corolla Saloon,
Reg: 00 WX 77. The called to my house in Dromtariffe at 6.50pm. I Rang the Guards Straight away after as a few people I know their dogs went missing.”

note: 00WX77 is an unregistered vehicle !

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.

 

In Other News – 23rd May 2020

A wave from the wonderful Staff at Millstreet Community Hospital on International Nurses Day. Pictured are Noreen, Margaret, Sarah, Iva, and Oliver.

The staff at O’Leary’s Spar on Main Street 1987 – Joan Buckley(O’Donoghue), Mary Kelleher, Gerry Kelleher, Kay O’Sullivan (Dineen), Mary O’Mahony(Murphy), Daniel Murphy, Catherine Murphy (O’Keeffe) and Norma Rampelberg (O’Connor)

Tribute to the Leaving Cert Class of 2020

[read more …] “In Other News – 23rd May 2020”

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”

Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed

On Tuesday, 20th May 2020 St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was reopened as Phase One lifting of COVID-19 restrictions permitted.   Here we share nine images where we note health and safety measures are very much in place within the Church.   This reopening event was greatly welcomed.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Local Millstreet residents greatly pleased by the Church reopening.
Patricia Guerin wisely brought her own seat to the Church as almost all church seats are cordoned off in the interest of safety.
Special Prayer in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

[read more …] “Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed”

Rare RTE Film featuring Billy Coleman and some Familiar Local People from Millstreet at the 1976 Circuit of Ireland Rally

RTE did a one off insight into the Sport of Rallying back in 1976 and sent Reporter Liam Nolan along to follow the 1976 Circuit of Ireland Rally and in particular to follow the exploits of Millstreet Man Billy Coleman the 1975 Circuit Winner,the Footage here is of particular interest to the locals around here in Millstreet as a lot of familiar Faces are featured in this rare and most interesting documentary.

This Rare Footage is Courtesy of Pat Sullivan Carrignavar,Enjoy.

Jeremiah O’Connor, Coolikerrane

The death has occurred of Jeremiah O’Connor, Coolikerrane, Millstreet, formerly of Kilnahulla, Boherbue and Lombardstown. Peacefully, at Nazareth House, Mallow, on Wednesday 20th May 2020. Beloved brother of the late Sonny, Jim, Paddy and Mick. Lovingly remembered by his nieces Josie, Mary, Ann, nephew Dan, relatives and friends. [rip]

In an effort to follow best practice and guidelines Jeremiah’s funeral will be private. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. Messages of sympathy may be left on the R.I.P. Condolence Page.

Jeremiah’s Mass will be streamed at 2.30pm on Thursday in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on corkmusicstation.com

Job vacancy for Millstreet Day Centre

Millstreet Day Centre is looking for an experienced office administrator/manager for a 7 month fixed term contract on a part time basis (12 hours per week – Mon/Wed/Thurs) to cover maternity leave.

The Day Centre welcomes senior citizens & retired people from the Millstreet & catchment area where they can gather to talk, join in activities, meet new people or renew old friendships. A wide range of nursing & other services are provided.

The Centre is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is operating a Meals on Wheels service from the Centre & also has 10 Residents living next to the Day Centre in independent accommodation. Please see job description attached. 

Interested applicants should email a CV & Cover letter to <info@millstreetdaycentre.ie> on or before Tuesday 2nd June 2020. 

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Company: Millstreet Day Centre & Housing Association
Role: Manager/Office Administrator
Contract: Temporary – 7 months Maternity Leave Cover (part-time 12 hrs per week)
Start: June 29th 2020
How to apply: Interested applicants should email a CV & Cover letter to <info@millstreetdaycentre.ie> on or before Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Job Description:

Millstreet Day Centre welcomes senior citizens & retired people from the Millstreet & catchment area where they can gather to talk, join in activities, meet new people or renew old friendships. A wide range of nursing & other services are provided.
The Centre is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is operating a Meals on Wheels service from the Centre & also has 10 Residents living next to the Day Centre in independent accommodation.
We are looking for an experienced office administrator/manager for a 7 month fixed term contract on a part time basis (12 hours per week – Mon/Wed/Thurs) to cover maternity leave. The role is as follows:  [read more …] “Job vacancy for Millstreet Day Centre”

Broadcast on CMS of Two Masses on Thurs. 21st May at 10am and 2.30pm

On Thursday, 21st May 2020 on Cork Music Station we shall be broadcasting two Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  The first is at 10am preceded by the recitation of the Rosary at 9.40am.   The second Mass will be broadcast at 2.30pm and is the Funeral Mass of the late Jeremiah O’Connor, Coolikerane, Millstreet.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Athletic Club


***Event update***

We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of our Willie Neenan Memorial 5 mile road race which was to be held on 26th June next. Due to the current restrictions in place for Covid-19 it was an obvious but difficult decision to make. Please stay safe in these difficult times and lets look forward to next years race.

Elizabeth Leader, Carriganima/Mashanaglas

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone on this forum can shed any light my Mother’s ancestors please?
She tells me that her Mother (Elizabeth Leader) was from Mill Street Co.Cork.  Not sure of the full picture but my Mother moved to another area of Co.Cork when she was young and was raised with another family.  She doesn’t really have any recollection of either of her parents.  My Mother’s Father was Michael Bransfield from Middleton.
Billy Clarke <email>
[from a comment on the Leader Genealogy page]

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Elizabeth Leader (1893-1949)

Birth of Elizabeth Leader at Rahalisk to Bridget Leader, a domestic servant of Rahalisk (no father listed) on December 8th 1893.

1901 census: She is living with her grandfather John Leader, aunt Hannah, and uncles Richard and Stephen  in Carriganima.

[read more …] “Elizabeth Leader, Carriganima/Mashanaglas”

Nellie O’Sullivan, Dromahoe

The death has occurred of Nellie O’Sullivan, Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork. Passed away on 19th May 2020, peacefully, after a short illness. Beloved sister of Dan and May Browne and the late Jerh, Con and Peggy. Sadly missed by her brother, sister, nieces, nephews, Margaret [Murphy], Patrick, Mary [Corbett], Nora, Norma [Conlan], Pat, Donal, Diarmuid, Louise [Lynch], Juliet [Moylan] and Tadhg [Brown], grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends. May Nellie Rest in Peace. [rip]

In accordance with HSE guidelines, a private family Mass will be offered for Nellie in St John’s Church, Dromagh, and afterwards she will be laid to rest in Dromtarriffe Old Cemetery. If you wish to offer a sympathy message to the family, please click on the RIP Condolence Page.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Interview in Kilcorney

An Invitation to tune into our weekly “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9.30 until 11pm this Tuesday (19th May 2020).   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

  1.  Music and Songs aplenty including new releases.
  2.  Call outs to our Loyal Listeners worldwide.
  3. Our 10pm Interview takes us back to 1980 when with Seán Buckley we visited Pat O’Callaghan of North Horsemount, Kilcorney where Pat recalled his memories of schooldays and especially of Kilcorney Feis which he attended in the early 1900s.  A nine-minute edited Interview from Millstreet Museum Audio Recordings.  And we also hear from 1980 a recording of Jerry Kavanagh playing “Down by the Tanyard Side”.
  4.  Time to smile!
  5.  Time to reflect – Wise Quotes.
  6.  Remembering our Faithful Departed.
  7. Carriganima Book just published…We share how Irish words are so much part of our English language in this area.
  8. Musings and Chatting about the attached images relating to Memories of Kilcorney Feis and the Magic of Clara Road in the Evening.  (Tap on the pictures to enlarge):
    Kilcorney’s Seán Buckley features in our 1980 Interview tonight at 10pm.

    Clara Road Grotto in the evening.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features 1980 Audio Archive Interview in Kilcorney”

Eily’s Report – 19th May

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

I hope you are all doing well and are ready for the next step up in our global battle against Corona Virus.  It doesn’t make much difference to people of my age but it’s great to see so many businesses opening up and more people returning to work. Restrictions of course will be severe and I’m wishing all those who have got their freedom the best of luck and God’s blessing as they venture out into what can be called a new world. The world of social distancing and face masks and total dedication in their efforts to return to some sort of normal life. A life where queuing is the norm. Busy people having to stand  for up to two hours to get into a supply store. Being ever thoughtful to sanitise and in lots of cases wear a mask. It won’t be easy but at least there is movement and the air of freedom will give everybody the gusto to meet the new challenges, head on.

God love the little children. They still can’t go to school and meet their friends. I’m sure when they get going they will never again be heard to say, “Mommy why do I have to go to school?” Parents are playing a blinder as they take on a teachers role every day to supervise the lessons which come online to every child.    That’s only one section of the community. Some of  the parents of young people with special needs are finding it extremely difficult. In many cases, because they miss their friends and their routine, and they can’t understand why.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th May”

Mary O’Farrell (née Leahy), Keale

The death has occurred of Mary O’Farrell (née Leahy), Keale, Millstreet, Cork / Killarney, Kerry / Adare, Limerick / Liscannor, Clare. Beloved wife of the late Ben, loving mother of Mary, Seán, Betty, Gerard, Breda, Michael and the late baby Michael, mother-in-law of Pat Timmins, Johnny Maguire, Margaret, Lorraine and the late Timmy Flavin and dear gran of Mark, Karl, Seán, Gearóid, James, Ben, Frank, Elizabeth, Jack, Ben, Emily, John and Michael. Sadly missed by her family, sister-in-law Maureen Leahy, nephews, nieces, relatives, her dear friend and neighbour Mrs. Thornton, all her great friends and the staff and residents at Our Lady Of Lourdes Care Facility, Kilcummin, Killarney. Predeceased by her brothers Mike, Willie and Paddy. “May She Rest In Peace”. [rip]

Funeral Strictly Private. In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private funeral will take place for Mary O’Farrell. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please do so on the RIP.ie Condolence Page.

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”

Meals on Wheels – May 18th-22nd 2020

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.
A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Please see our menu for next week below.
If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or  <email>
Thank you & stay safe.

The Muskerry Bard

Come boys pledge a toast in a bumper most bright,
To the men who lie fettered in prison to-night.
Condemned by packed juries and perjurers base,
But there is one beyond all who is worthy of praise.
He who spoke through his rifle wherever he went,
That renowned legislator for lowering the rent.
For moral force theories could never accord,
With the noble desires of this patriot Bard.

Near the Muskerry mountains he first drew his breath,
And imbibed the pure air of his dear native heath.
And e’er he had grown to the age of a man,
To battle for freedom he bravely began.
Though England’s proud warriors may boast of their skill,
Their fleets and their armies, discipline and drill.
Far dearer to me was the Volunteer Guard,
That obeyed the command of the Muskerry Bard.

He defeated for years, all the limbs of the law,
And for daring and pluck struck each deepest with awe.
And the threat of his name spoken ever so tender,
Had made the most mean-hearted grabber surrender.
Twenty five times at least in the dock did he stand,
And was never betrayed by his brave hearted band.
Though often was offered a bounteous reward,
For a member to swear on this chivalrous Bard  [read more …] “The Muskerry Bard”

Inspiration from the Past on WTRTM at 7pm on C103 Today

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (17th May 2020) evening’s programme at 7 on C103.  (S.R.)

In unprecedented times like these, inspiration from others is a helpful tool to see us through.  In national and world history there are ample examples.

On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, John Greene brings you the first of three programmes entitled ‘Inspiration from the past’.

The theme on all three is incarceration and how the incarcerated dug deep to battle unbelievable odds and in one case turn the tables on their captors.

While lockdown or self isolation for Covid-19 is definitely not  incarceration, it is hoped that the mental resolve of the people in our three stories will help you to deal with any problems associated with the aforementioned.

Programme one tells of how a romance blossomed in one of the most evil places on Earth, not only blossomed, but lasted for fifty eight years afterwards. [read more …] “Inspiration from the Past on WTRTM at 7pm on C103 Today”

First Anniversary Mass for Margaret Lehane on Wed. 20th May at 10am

The First Anniversary Mass for Margaret Lehane, late of Caherdowney, takes place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 20th May 2020 at 10am.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  The celebration of Mass will be broadcast on Cork Music Station.

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, 17th May 2020 at 11.30 am  for People of the Parish.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass will be preceded daily at 9.40 am by the Recitation of the Rosary during the month of May.  Recitation of the Rosary will not take place on Monday, 18th May

Funeral Mass on Monday (18th) for John Barry, Lackabawn at 12.00 noon

Mass on Tuesday (19th) for Eileen Murphy, Kippagh at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (20th) for 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.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

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)

Kall & Dyyne

Millstreet’s new restaurant Kall & Dyyne open their doors in the Square today. With a first day menu that includes bacon & cabbage, chicken curry, battered cod, beef burger, wraps, starters, all day breakfast, and much more, there promises to be something for everyone. However, due to the current lockdown situation, the restaurant will operate with a takeaway menu for the moment.  We wish Sharon and co. the very best with their new business! Ring them at (029) 71079

[read more …] “Kall & Dyyne”

John Barry, Lackabawn

The death has occurred of John Barry, Lackabawn, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Peacefully at the Mercy Hospital. Brother of the late Seamus and Peggie and grandfather of the late Liam. Dearly missed by his wife Ann, son Dan, daughter-in-law Anne, brother Dan, sisters-in-law Eileen (Bailey), Kathleen and Ann, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. [rip] [f]

Due to current government guidelines a private family funeral mass will take place on Monday May 18th at 12 noon. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.