Newsletter 16th May

Hence, today’s feast is the celebration of Jesus’ glory after his suffering and death – the glory in which we also hope to share. 

The Ascension and Pentecost, together, mark the beginning of the Church. The feast of the Ascension tells us that the Church must be a community in mission, guided by God’s Spirit and confident of God’s protection even amid suffering and death. 


Return of Congregations

 I am delighted to welcome you all back to our churches this week. Please take note of the following updated information when attending Mass in our parish:

Please have patience as we try to make our churches a safe and covid free environment. May God bless us all, in the months ahead.

                                                                    Fr. Danny Broderick

Priest on Duty: Fr. Kieran O’Sullivan (087) 2432155

Castlemaine Parish The Ascension of the Lord 15th/16th May 2021

Go Make Disciples!!’’

There is the funny story of the raw army recruit standing at attention on the drill field. The drill instructor yells, “Forward, march!” And the entire ranks begin to move, all except this one raw recruit. He’s still standing there at attention. So, the drill instructor strolls over to him and yells in his right ear, “Is this thing working?” “Sir, yes, sir!” the recruit yells. Then the drill instructor walks around to the other ear and yells, “Is this thing working?” “Sir, yes, sir!” The soldier says. “Then why didn’t you march when I gave the order?” “Sir, I didn’t hear you call my name.” — Some of us are like that soldier standing around waiting for God to call our names. But the great commission given by Jesus on the day of his Ascension is a blanket order. It has everyone’s name on it. And you can be sure that the Man in charge says, “Go! Make disciples! Teach!” It is your mission and my mission. 

Today’s scripture readings describe the Ascension of the Lord into his Heavenly glory after promising the Holy Spirit as the source of Heavenly power for his disciples and commanding them to bear witness to him by their lives and preaching throughout the world. What is celebrated is Jesus’ exaltation and the end of his earthly existence as a prelude to the gift of the Spirit. The ascended Jesus is still with us because of his promise, “I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”  He is with us at all times and in all places, releasing a new energy upon the earth, the energy of the Holy Spirit to preach his Good News of salvation by bearing witness to him.

  Fr. Danny Broderick (087) 9061255 Parish Residence: 18 Ballyoughtragh Heights, Milltown Rev. Conor Bradley (087) 3664057 Parish Office:  Wed. & Fri. 9:30-12:30   066-9767312 Email: Website: Safeguarding Children: Contact No (087) 6362780  
  Masses & Intentions
  Sat.  May 15th            Keel7.30 p.m.  Micheal Barry, Macroom
  Sun. May 16th   Kiltallagh    10:00 a.m.  Christy Burke, his parents Martin & Dora, his sister Lucy & his brother Brendan, The Village, Castlemaine
  Tue. May 18th                Keel  10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs May 20th                Keel  7.30 p.m.   
  Sat.    May 22nd                Keel  7:30 p.m.  Denis Cournane, Tubber
  Sun.   May 23rd                Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m.  Maurice O’Dwyer, Lasabee


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