Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet

Blessed with fresh weather conditions on Sunday 17th March 2019 the wonderful morning tradition was upheld of St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church where the Millstreet Pipe Band truly enhances the liturgy especially with the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with pipes and organ (the repeat of which may be heard this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station) and also gives a brief recital in the Church Grounds. The organist with the Millstreet Choir was Jane Daly.  The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Billy Radley with Concelebrants Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker.  Here we share some 21 images from the very special annual occasion.  The Band took part in the Parade at 5pm for the amazing 67th time.   Present in our group image are two of the Members who have been in the Band since the early 1950s – Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet”

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019.   The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar.  Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”

Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park Fri. 25th Jan. at 8pm

The Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park will take place on this Friday, 25th Jan. 2019 at 8.00p.m. in the Millstreet Day Care Centre.  All are very welcome.  The Meeting will be preceded by the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 7:30pm for all Deceased Members.  We thank Denis for the notice.  (S.R.)

Wonderful Wedding with a Truly Magical Christmas Theme

We thank the Happy Couple – Sinéad Murphy & Denny Twomey for permitting us to share some 18 images from the very many pictures recorded at their Wonderfully Happy Wedding Day which took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Reception afterwards in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney on Sat. 15th Dec. 2018.   Every Happiness, Health and Joy to Sinéad and Denny in the years ahead.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding with a Truly Magical Christmas Theme”

Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet

A wonderful annual Millstreet tradition on Presentation Day (21st Nov. 2018) was superbly upheld today when the children from Presentation N.S. splendidly enhanced the liturgy of the 10:00 a.m. Mass with their truly exquisite singing and music.  This was followed by the placement of a special wreath in the Cemetery of the Presentation Sisters near the Church Grounds where a special hymn in honour of Nano Nagle who founded the Presention Sisters Order was sung by the 34 sixth class pupils.   Staff members from Millstreet Community School and Sr. Eileen of the Presentation Order also attended the annual celebration. Here we share some 23 images from the annual occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet”

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane has created a very special feature in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for this Saturday Evening’s Mass of Remembrance.  We also share images of the November Garden Sacred Space 2018 in the Church.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed”

November Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in Church

The dedicated Team involved in the design, the arrangement and the overall maintenance of the special Sacred Space – The November Garden of Remembrance 2018 (more images of which we shall upload later today) – include Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane (Parish Secretary), Declan Crowley of Milltech Print Design Co., Cork and Julie Brady, Sacristan.  The annual feature is greatly admired and is a source of very real consolation to many.

The Annual Mass for all those who died within the past year will be celebrated tonight – Saturday, 10th Nov. 2018 at 6:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   All are invited to this special Mass of Remembrance.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet

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”

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend


There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend18th/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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Calendar 2018 Cheque Presented to Millstreet Parish Church Choir

A substantial cheque from the sales of the superb Millstreet Calendar 2018 was this morning (27th May 2018) presented to Millstreet Church Choir after 11:30 Mass in St. Patrick’s Church. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
From left: Marie Twomey (Organiser Supreme of the Annual Millstreet Calendar); Jane Daly (Organist and Conductor of Millstreet Parish Choir) accepting the cheque from Noel Buckley (Chairman, Millstreet Community Council); Margaret Bourke (Officer, Millstreet Community Council).

Annual Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday

We thank Gobnait for reminding us that the annual Divine Mercy Novena begins after the Good Friday ceremony on 30th March 2018 and continues to be recited daily at 3pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet until Divine Mercy Sunday.  (S.R.)

First Friday Mass Presently Available on Church TV

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.)

Wedding of Mary Cronin and Paddy Angland

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.

[read more …] “Wedding of Mary Cronin and Paddy Angland”

Christmas Concert in Millstreet Church

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”

International First Holy Communion 2017 in Millstreet

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.)

Prudence Milonde and Bertha Musa are the two ladies who received their First Holy Communion. Their husbands are Frank Ndema and Chimango Manondo respectively. Their children are Ashley and Terence.  They are all from Malawi, Africa.

Saints on Church Windows in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet – Seeking Information

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.)

Reach Out Cancer Support Annual Mass this Friday at 7:30 pm

“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.)

Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet

The magnificent November Garden remembers 30 people who have gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year. A special Mass of Remembrance takes place on Sat. 26th Nov. at 6:30pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The magnificent November Garden remembers 31 people who have gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year. A special Mass of Remembrance takes place on Sat. 26th Nov. at 6:30pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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The very beautiful annual feature is coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane, Declan Crowley of Milltech Printing and Julie Brady.
The very beautiful annual feature is coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane, Declan Crowley of Milltech Printing and Julie Brady.

4november-garden-in-st-patricks-church-2016-1000And 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”

Neighbours Meet After Saturday Evening Mass

Murphy's Terrace, Millstreet is the setting with which all these neighbours are linked. The Burke (Bourke) brothers meet with Dennehy Family members who were visiting Millstreet on Saturday and who had climbed Clara Mountain earlier in the day.  (S.R.)
Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet is the setting with which all these neighbours are linked. The Burke (Bourke) brothers – Tommy & Brendan meet with Dennehy Family members who were visiting Millstreet on Saturday and who had climbed Clara Mountain earlier in the day. (S.R.)

School Pals Meet on Bloomsday 2016

After 10.00 a.m Mass on Thursday (16/6/'16 - Bloom's Day) celebrated by Fr. Paddy O'Byrne - three ladies who had been in the same class at Presentation N.S., Millstreet met to recall happy memories.  From left - Bridget King, Eily Buckley and Sr. Mary Moynihan (presently at home on holidays from the Mercy Order, Rockhampton, North Queensland, Australia.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
After 10.00 a.m Mass on Thursday (16/6/’16 – Bloomsday) celebrated by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne – three ladies who had been in the same class at Presentation N.S., Millstreet met to recall happy memories. From left – Bridget King, Eily Buckley and Sr. Mary Moynihan (presently at home on holidays from the Mercy Order, Rockhampton, North Queensland, Australia). Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Bicycle in the Porch

1909 St.Patrick's Church Millstreet - Bicycle in the Doorway 02In this photo a bicycle rests in the front porch of St.Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. It is a zoomed-in image from one of the William Lawrence photos which was taken about 1910.

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”

Fr. Liam Dunne SVD Shares the Divine Word Missionaries Message This Weekend at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet

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Fr. Liam Dunne SVD of the Divine Word Missionary Order sharing religious literature following his splendid preaching at Masses this weekend in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. He shared such thoughts in his circulars as: “A beautiful appearance will last a few decades but a beautiful personality lasts a lifetime.” Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Fr. Liam pictured with Fr. Ray Kennedy, the Singing Priest - in Medjugorje,
Fr. Liam pictured with Fr. Ray Kelly, the Singing Priest – in Medjugorje.