Newsletter 13th June

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

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.

To mark International Men’s Health Week: Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House will host a Live Cookery Demonstration on Tuesday June 15th from 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm via Zoom, with renowned chef Mark Doe. It is open to all men dealing with cancer. Mark will teach the participants how to prepare a wonderful dish . To register for this cook-along, contact Recovery Haven on 066 7192122 .

Lough Derg 2021:  Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July.  The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on. Further information from Lough Derg office 071 9861518 or

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, Italy & Holy Land. For more information or to register your interest please visit or ring Marian Pilgrimages on (01) 8788159

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

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions for our pastoral area will resume this Saturday at St James’ Church, Killorglin from 12 noon to 12.30pm

Priest on Duty: Fr. Kevin Sullivan 087 6277638

Eucharistic Ministers
Keel                 June 12th            David Flahive & William Evans Kiltallagh        June 13th                Jack Keating & Bernie Nagle Keel                 June 19th            Margaret Cournane & Michael Murphy Kiltallagh        June 20th            Fergus Culloty & Colm Lynch
Keel                 June 12th             Donal Ashe & Tommy Griffin Kiltallagh        June 13th            Gerry Buckley & Micheal Daly Keel                  June 19th           Ger Ladden & Mary Kennedy Kiltallagh         June 20th           Lorraine Griffin & Claire O’Connor
Keel                 June 12th          Margaret Cournane & Joan Sheehan Kiltallagh        June 13th          Eileen Keating & Bernie Nagle Keel                  June 19th         Joan O’Connor & Eileen Murphy Kiltallagh         June 20th         Claire O’Connor & Lorraine Griffin

There has been some confusion over the last few weeks regarding the rotas for Ministers of the Eucharists, Readers and Altar Society for Keel and Kiltallagh.

To clarify, the situation of Ministers of the Eucharists rota was reinstated last week, as Priests alone at Mass are in need of help distributing Holy Communion.

While we have currently paused the Readers rota, family members for Anniversary Masses who wish to read, will be permitted. Please contact the Parish Office to let us know and to arrange a copy of the readings.

Regarding the Altar Society rota, we hope to reinstate this by September.

All these measures are to keep parishioners/volunteers as safe as possible, as we navigate ourselves back to some normality again.

Thank you to everyone who is helping to make our return to Church possible. Please God by September rotas will resume fully again.

Fr Danny Broderick

Castlemaine Parish  11th Sunday of Ordinary Time 12th/13th June 2021

The word “impossible” is not in God’s dictionary:

You remember David, a pre-teen shepherd boy, taking down the mighty soldier Goliath? You remember Moses, the stuttering herdsman who, in a personal interview with God, was directed to liberate his nation from a two-thousand-year-old nation? As a boy, Thomas Edison was informed by a teacher that he was too stupid to learn anything. His teacher advised his mother to take him out of school. Albert Einstein seemed so slow and dull that his parents feared that he was mentally deficient. Winston Churchill was admitted to school in the lowest level classes and never moved out of the lowest group in all the years he attended Harrow. But the word “impossible” is not in God’s dictionary. Eighty percent of success is perseverance. How do you think Michelangelo got the angel out of the rock? The most successful salespersons are those who try and try again. Walt Disney was fired from his first job because he didn’t have any good ideas. Abraham Lincoln entered the Black Hawk War as a captain and came out a private. George Washington Carver, a little-known Afro-American agricultural scientist, revolutionized the agriculture of the Southern Unites States with the peanut and the sweet potato.

Today’s Gospel teaches us how God causes His Kingdom to grow in human hearts and communities in a slow but steady way. We need to avoid getting discouraged: Since the acceptance God’s rule by human beings is a terribly slow process, there is the danger of discouragement and hopelessness among preachers, evangelizers, and believers. The conviction that growth of the Kingdom of God is the work of the Holy Spirit and needs our humble cooperation should make us optimistic in continuing our work of witnessing. We should continue sowing tiny seeds in the form of words of love, acts of encouragement, deeds of charity, mercy and forgiveness.

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
  We welcome into our Christian community Danny Christopher Fitzgerald,  Flemby Please pray for Catherine Baldock nee Foley, Shanahill West, RIP   Masses & Intentions
  Sat.  June 12th             Keel7.30 p.m.  Jim Foley, Fybough & Wales
  Sun. June 13th    Kiltallagh    10:00 a.m.Brendan & Elizabeth Moriarty, Ballinamona
  Tue. June 15th                  Keel  10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs June 17th             Keel  7.30 p.m.   
  Sat. June 19th                 Keel  7:30 p.m.  Mary Foley, Shanahill West
     Sun. June 20th                 Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m.Patrick O’Leary, Gurrane

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