Newsletter 30th May

Second Collection: will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 5th/6th June for Family Services & Accord.

ALONE: manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Marian Pilgrimages: have released their pilgrimage schedule for 2021 & 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Itlay & Holy Land. For more information or to register your interest please visit or ring Marian Pilgrimages on (01) 8788159

The Traditional Latin Mass: will be offered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sun. 30th May at 12.30pm. More information from

Volunteers: Thank you to all parishioners who have volunteered their support to date, to help us to return to celebrating Mass once again in our Churches. If you would like to assist as an Usher, or help wipe down the seats after Mass, please contact the Parish Office during office times or phone Fr. Danny on 087 9061255.

Envelopes/Dues: We wish to express our sincere gratitude for your continuing financial support to the parish, it is very much appreciated.

Please note: there will be no Altar Society, Minister of Eucharists or Readers until further notice.


Ushers                          May 29th    Orla Nolan & Marie O’Brien

Sanitisers                     May 29th   Marie O’Brien & Eileen Prendiville

Ushers                          June 5th     Noranne Kavanagh & PJ Ryan

Sanitisers                     June 5th        Kathleen O’Brien & Caroline McCarthy


Ushers                          May 30th    Eileen Lovett & Michael Harris

Sanitisers                     May 30th   Hannelore Harris & Aileen Griffin

Ushers                          June 6th     Maurice Daly & John Quirke

Sanitisers                     June 6th     Catherine O’Connor & Miriam Ryan

Priest on Duty:        Fr. Danny Broderick 087 9061255

Return of congregations

Castlemaine Parish Feast of the Holy Trinity 29th/30th May 2021

“But that is impossible, my dear child”

There is a very old and much-repeated story about St. Augustine, one of the intellectual giants of the Church. He was walking by the seashore one day, attempting to conceive of an intelligible explanation for the mystery of the Trinity.

As he walked along, he saw a small boy on the beach, pouring seawater from a shell into a small hole in the sand. “What are you doing, my child?” asked Augustine. “I am emptying the sea into this hole,” the boy answered with an innocent smile. “But that is impossible, my dear child,” said Augustine.

The boy stood up, looked straight into the eyes of Augustine and replied, “What you are trying to do – comprehend the immensity of God with your small head – is even more impossible.” Then he vanished. The child was an angel sent by God to teach Augustine a lesson.

Later, Augustine wrote: “You see the Trinity, if you see love.” According to him, the Father is the lover, the Son is the loved one and the Holy Spirit is the personification of the very act of loving.

This means that we can understand something of the Mystery of the Holy Trinity more readily with the believing heart than with our feeble mind. Evagrius of Pontus, a Greek monk of the 4th century who came from what is now Turkey in Asia and later lived out his vocation in Egypt, said: “God cannot be grasped by the mind. If God could be grasped, God would not be God.”

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
  Please pray for Timmy Foley, Shanahill West on his 2nd Anniversary Masses & Intentions
  Sat.  May 29th             Keel7.30 p.m.  Bridget Gill, Shanahill East  
  Sun. May 30th    Kiltallagh    10:00 a.m.John & Kay Dowling, Post Office, Castlemaine
  Tue. June 1st                 Keel  10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs June 3rd            Keel  7.30 p.m.  Josef Renner, Austria
Fri. June 4th             Kiltallagh   6:00 p.m.First Friday Mass Emily O’Keeffe, Catherina O’Sullivan & Marie Donnelly
  Sat. June 5th                 Keel  7:30 p.m.  Bill Kelliher, Shanakeale
     Sun. June 6th                 Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m.  John Joe O’Connor, Ballyraemeen


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