Newsletter 6th June

I ask that we all discuss these matters with people of all ages, family members and parishioners. Encourage one another in the faith, encourage one another in returning to regular Sunday Mass as church-capacity allows. Help gather the community round the altar. Hopefully, it will soon be possible for all to gather for weekend Mass.  Value all the elements of a Christian Sunday:

May the fifteen months of the pandemic renew in all of us our appreciation of the loving-kindness of God and of his gift to us of the Mass. May returning to Mass be a source of light and love for those personally struggling as a result of the pandemic. Finally, let all of us “be a good neighbour to all”, and let us pray for one another.

“O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine!   all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.”

+ Ray Browne

Diocese of Kerry

Corpus Christ Sunday 2021


Communion Calls: will resume shortly. Anyone who is wishing to receive Holy Communion in their home, please contact Fr. Danny Broderick on 087 9061255 or email the Parish Office

Feast of St. Anthony: 13th June. The blessing of Lilies will take place during Mass on Saturday 12th June in Keel Church and Sunday 13th June at Kiltallagh Church. Please bring your own Lilies.

Young Adult Workshop

Reconnection, minding your mind as we leave lockdown, an online workshop for Young Adults aged 18 to 30 yrs. will be held on Thursday 10th June at 7.30pm via Zoom. You can register for the link for Reconnect at follow us on Instagram @YouthDoK for more information. For further information: Bernie McCaffrey 087 6484367

Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine: If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you can give a vaccine to someone in need by supporting UNICEF in the biggest vaccine procurement and distribution in history. Nobody is safe until everyone is safe and no child is safe until everyone they rely on, is safe. Visit or call 01 8783000.

Please note: there will be no Altar Society or Readers until further notice.


Ushers                                    June 5th     Noranne Kavanagh & PJ Ryan

Sanitisers                               June 5th     Kathleen O’Brien & Caroline McCarthy

Ministers of the Eucharist June 5th     Elizabeth Ryle O’Connor & Patrick Flynn

Ushers                                    June 12th   Donal Ashe & Tommy Griffin

Sanitisers                               June 12th     Margaret Cournane & Joan Sheehan

Ministers of the Eucharist June 12th   David Flahive & William Evans


Ushers                                    June 6th     Maurice Daly & John Quirke

Sanitisers                               June 6th     Catherine O’Connor & Miriam Ryan

Ministers of the Eucharist  June 6th    Miriam Ryan & Catherine O’Connor

Ushers                                    June 13th   Gerry Buckley & Micheal Daly

Sanitisers                               June 13th   Eileen Keating & Bernie Nagle

Ministers of the Eucharist  June  13th           Jack Keating & Bernie Nagle

Return of Congregations

Priest on Duty: Fr. Kieran Sullivan 087 2432155

Castlemaine Parish The Feast of Corpus Christi 5th/6th June 2021

The Mass:  Central to our lives and to our Sunday

Lord Jesus Christ, high priest of the new and eternal covenant, on the altar of the cross you offered a perfect sacrifice to the Father; – teach us how to offer it with you.

This Feast of Corpus Christi we can gather as a congregation in church, though with greatly restricted capacity. We cannot have traditional Corpus Christi Processions. We can give heartfelt thanks for the supreme gift of the Eucharist, the gift of Christ’s sacrifice and presence. Be of good heart.

For so much of the past fifteen months our congregations have been “fasting from the Bread of Life”. I appreciate how difficult many found it, also many felt it unfair. Being able to join in offering Mass via streaming and parish radio was a rich blessing, but it fell short of gathering in church.

I am conscious of the ongoing postponement of First Communions and Confirmations and the severe restrictions regarding funerals and weddings, – all sacraments so rich in meaning: Children meeting Jesus in the Bread of Life for the first time; older children receiving the life-long gift of the Holy Spirit. At a funeral the altar symbolises eternal life, “dying Christ destroyed our death”; at a wedding the altar symbolises faithful love, “the love of Christ even unto death”.

With the enforced ‘fasting’ in all our lives, has our appreciation of the “Bread of Life” grown?  In our hearts has the absence increased our appreciation and love of the Mass:

  • as a gathering of people of faith
  • as finding hope and light in the Word of God
  • as the offering of Christ’s sacrifice to the Father
  • as receiving the ‘Bread of Life’, necessary food for life’s journey
  • as a great prayer of thanksgiving.
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 Madge Clifford, Tralee and formally Lassabee, who died on the 28th of May  Doreen Francis (nee) Moriarty, Denver Colorado USA, formally of Boolteens Castlemaine, who died on 31st May Liam Daly, Southampton and formerly of Ballyfinane, who died on 1st June   Masses & Intentions
  Sat.  June 5th             Keel7.30 p.m.  Bill Kelliher, Shanakeale
  Sun. June 6th    Kiltallagh    10:00 a.m.John Joe O’Connor, Ballyraemeen
  Tue. June 8th                  Keel  10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs June 10th             Keel  7.30 p.m.  Catherine Courtney, Caherfilane 1st Anniversary
  Sat. June 12th                 Keel  7:30 p.m.  Jim Foley, Fybough & Wales
     Sun. June 13th                 Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m.Brendan & Elizabeth Moriarty, Ballinamona


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