A magnificent Sacred Space has been created at St. Patrick’s Church to especially mark the upcoming Papal Visit to Ireland by Pope Francis. Coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane the wonderful feature is further enhanced by the work of Millstreet Men’s Shed (crafting the very beautiful tree), the photography of Fr. James McSweeney (superb image of the Cross on Clara Mountain) and the splendid art design of Declan Crowley of Milltech. The overall theme is World Meeting of Families 21 – 26 August 2018. Here we share a selection of images illustrating the Sacred Space and also showing further Papal features within the Sanctuary. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet”
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend – 18th/19th August 2018 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes. This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
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Update: Returned to owner 🙂
A piece of jewellery was found in Millstreet Church following weekend Masses.
Contact Parish Office (029) 70043.
Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. is presently (from 7:30pm) saying First Friday Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. While many could not attend due to weather conditions it is possible to tune into Church TV (Channel 53 UHF) to receive live transmission. (S.R.)
The wedding took place in St Patrick’s Church Millstreet of Mary Cronin, Clara Road and Paddy Angland, Ballydesmond, on Saturday 16th December.
The wedding party danced the night away with the help of The Kelts, and the Cronin family would like to wish Mary and Paddy all the best in their future together.
Millstreet Community Hospital are looking to renovate their palliative care room in the hospital and are in need of your help. If you can come to our concert on the 8th of December it would be greatly appreciated.Tickets are available at Millstreet Hospital and from local outlets.
[read more …] “Christmas Concert in Millstreet Church”
Recently at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet two ladies from Malawi in Africa having been dedicatedly prepared by Sr. Rosemary Barter of Drishane House, Killarney Road – received their First Holy Communion during a mid-week Mass concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne. Following the special ceremony the congregation congratulated the two Communicants and their families. Later refreshments were enjoyed at “Nibbles” in West End. Click on the images to enlarge. We thank Mike Riordan for providing us with the names of the families. (S.R.)
We have recently been asked by a number of people a query regarding two of our beautiful windows in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Below we illustrate both windows. The first one has the SC indication and SD in the lower image on the same window. We welcome your suggestions re the identity of these Saints. The second window is the very large one behind where the Choir used to sing in the Church Gallery. Who is the Saint praying to the Lord? We would be very grateful of any assistance in these queries. Please use our Comment facility here or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net …. Saints in most of the magnificent stained glass windows have been identified but these two windows are still the subject of research regarding the identity of the Saints depicted on the windows. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
“ROCS Reach Out Cancer Support Millstreet will hold their annual Mass this Friday 16th Dec at 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. All are welcome but in particular anyone who has been touched in any way directly or indirectly by cancer. Please join us for a cuppa in Parish Centre afterwards.” This message has been kindly shared by Mairéad Daly to whom we express our sincere thanks. (S.R.)
And we share some further images below of this very special feature in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. [read more …] “Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet”
The Friday evening Mass at 7.30 (Anniversary Mass of the late Tom and Abina Radley of The Square) is now rescheduled to 10 a.m. on this Friday, 6th May 2016. There will be no 7.30pm Mass on this Friday. (S.R.)
We don’t think anyone noticed the bicycle previously. Thanks to Mary for pointing it out.
Another interesting detail which can be seen in the full photo (again when you zoom in) are the rosary beads hanging on the railings and gates on the left and right of the entrance from the street.
The full photo can be seen on the NLI website here.
The grave in front of the door was that of Canon Griffin who died on 22nd February 1899. It was relocated to the right as you enter the church yard when the church was rebuilt in the early 1930s. [read more …] “Bicycle in the Porch”
Dan & Canon John shared a fascinating account of the history of the Church and the children listened with great interest. In the framed feature one may view the pre-1930s Church with its galleries on both sides including two sets of stairs. This can then be compared to photographs of the modern Church. Photographer supreme, Justin Black of “Justborn Photography” assisted Dan in the creation of [read more …] “Framed Pictorial History of Church Launched for Christmas 2015”
The dedicated Team involved in the design, the arrangement and the overall maintenance include Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane, Declan Crowley of Milltech Print Design Co., Cork and Julie Brady. The annual feature is greatly admired and is a source of very real consolation to [read more …] “November Garden 2015 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet”
Millstreet R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) Group will hold its annual Mass on Friday, 30th October 2015 at 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Everyone is very welcome but in particular those who have been touched directly or indirectly in any way by Cancer. Please join us in the Parish Centre after Mass for a cuppa. We thank Mairéad Daly, Chairperson R.O.C.S. for this important notice. (S.R.)
Here we share further images of Millstreet Community Singers attending the [read more …] “Annual Mass Celebrating Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet 2015”
The work is being carried out in brilliant sunshine as we enjoy such great Easter Week weather. Some more images [read more …] “Maintenance Rather than Checking Out the “Golden Eagles”!”
Easter 2015 is just gone, but here’s a look back at the Easter Ceremonies in Millstreet 99 years ago, and how different it was:
The impressive ceremonies connected with Holy Week were carried out with the customary solemnity in St.Patrick’s Parish Church, Millstreet. On Holy Thursday High Mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock, the celebrant being the Rev M. F. Scanlan, C.C.; deacon, the Rev. J. J. O’Sullivan, C.C, and the sub-deacon, Very Rev. J. Canon Casey, P.P., V.F. After Mass the Blessed Sacratment was taken from the High Altar to the Alter of Repose. The children of the Presentation Convent Schools, tastefully dressed, and the members of the Children of Mary Society, preceded by cross-bearcer and neolytes (sp?) . inarched in processional order round the Church. The Altar of Repose, where the Sacred Heart rested in a bank of flowers, and lit up by innumerable tapers, formed a beautiful spectacle, and was visited all day by a constant stream of devoted worshippers. On Good Friday Mass of the Pre-sanctified was celebrated by the Very Rev. J. Canon Casey, P.P., V.F., and tho Blessed Sacrament was taken back to the High Altar in processional order, as on Holy Thursday. All through theo day the Church was visited by worshippers, whose demeanour was most edifying. The glorious Feast of the Resurrection was celebrated with all the joy and splendour befitting the great occasion. At nine o’clock Mass, an eloquent sermon on the [read more …] “Easter Ceremonies 1916 in Millstreet”
And our three dedicated Researchers continued to search….but no sign of [read more …] “In Seach of Millstreet’s “Golden Eagles” on this April Day!”