Newsletter 20th June

Graveyard Mass: Unfortunately, due to the present circumstances no graveyard Masses will take place this year. We encourage you to visit & tend to your family graves and the graves of people who may not live locally. In November, we hope to have our Mass of Remembrance for each person whose funeral Mass was celebrated in our Parish since last November. During this Mass, candles will be lit in their memory.

The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sun. 27th  June at 12.30pm. More info from

Ballyfinane National School: is holding a Memory Mass for all who remembered their loved ones and purchased a light on our  ‘Light up a Memory Tree’  last December. The mass will be said by Fr. Broderick will be held on June 23rd at 11am and will be live streamed on the school Facebook page. All music and readings will be by the children from the school. The mass can be viewed on the following link We hope you can attend on this day. Many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser last Christmas.

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

Parish Office: Please note that the opening hours for this week only, will be: Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm and Thursday 1pm -5pm.

Eucharistic Ministers
Keel                 June 19th          Margaret Cournane & Michael Murphy    Kiltallagh        June 20th              Fergus Culloty & Colm Lynch  Keel                 June 26th          Marie Prendergast & David Flahive Kiltallagh        June 27th           Eileen Lovett & Mike Carroll
Keel                 June 19th             Ger Ladden & Mary Kennedy Kiltallagh        June 20th             Lorraine Griffin & Claire O’Connor Keel                  June 26th            Siobhan Cournane & Keith McGuigan Kiltallagh         June 27th            Eileen Lovett & Michael Harris
Keel                 June 19th          Joan O’Connor & Eileen Murphy Kiltallagh        June 20th          Claire O’Connor & Lorraine Griffin Keel                  June 26th         Kathleen O’Brien & Caroline McCarthy Kiltallagh         June 27th         Aileen Griffin & Hannelore Harris

Castlemaine Parish Income & Expenditure

                                                                                    2019                                         2020


Offertory/Door Collection                                               53,495                                     25,116

Shrines, Cribs & Graves                                                    7,570                                        5,100

Interest on Kerry Parochial Trust Deposits                          4,113                                        5,756

Special Collections                                                         7,905                                            816

Other Income                                                                   7,011                                       

                                                                                    80,094                                      36,788

Expenditure                                                                 2019                                         2020

Salaries/Wages/Gratuities                                                17,448                                      4,493

P.A.Y.E. P.R.S.I.                                                                90                                          663

Rent/Rates/Service Charges                                                 121

Insurance                                                                       6,142                                       6,142

Light & Heat                                                                 6,215                                       7,391

Churches                                                                       13,724                                      5,199

Presbyteries                                                                     2,695                                           943

Telephone                                                                          984                                        1,272

Printing, postage, stationery                                            2,041                                       2,880

Altar Requisites                                                                 2,005                                                  4,950

Mass Missalettes/Books                                                      3,826

Education/Pastoral Programmes                                                                                         2,140

Professional Fees                                                                  615                                       1,406

Diocesan Administration Levy                                             8,559

Rathmore Fund Contribution                                               2,000

Courses/Meetings/Hospitality                                                  363

Purchase of equipment                                                                                                      4,059

Bank Interest & charges                                                         349                                                     182

Special Collections                                                             7,905                      

Property Tax                                                                        405                                          405

Shrines                                                                              1,123                                                   1,465

Donations                                                                                                                                     2,878

Papers                                                                                  373                                               

Money counting machine                                                       221

                                                                                    77,259                                      46,508 

Castlemaine Parish  12th Sunday of Ordinary Time 19th/20th June 2021

“No! Jesus who calmed the storm will save me!”

The Mississippi River was flooding its banks, and the waters were rising swiftly around Dorothy’s house. The waters had gotten to the level of the front porch where Dorothy was standing when a man in a rowboat came by and called to Dorothy, “Hop in and I’ll take you to high ground.” Dorothy replied, “No, Jesus who calmed the storm in the sea will save me from flood waters!”

The river continued to rise to the second story windows and Dorothy, looking out, saw a powerboat come up. The man in the powerboat called to Dorothy, “Hop in and I’ll take you to high ground.” Dorothy replied, “No, my Jesus will save me!” The river had now risen to the roof of the house. Dorothy was sitting on the ridge at the top of the house with the waters swirling around her feet. She saw a helicopter fly over, and the people inside yelled over a bull horn, “Grab the rope and climb in, and we’ll take you to high ground.” Dorothy replied, “No, Jesus will save me!” The river continued to rise.

Finally, the floodwaters engulfed the house and Dorothy was drowned. The next thing Dorothy knew, she was standing before Jesus. In anger, she asked Jesus, “I put my trust in You. Why have you forsaken me?” And to her Jesus replied, “What do you want from Me? I sent you a rowboat, a powerboat, and a helicopter!” — Today’s Gospel tells us that we have to act promptly, trusting in the power of Jesus and seeking his help as the apostles did.

We need to remember that Jesus is always with us in the boat of our life. We all experience different types of violent storms in our lives: physical storms, emotional storms & spiritual storms. Only Jesus can see these storms.

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.  June 19th             Keel7.30 p.m.  Mary Foley, Shanahill West
  Sun. June 20th    Kiltallagh    10:00 a.m.Patrick O’Leary, Gurrane
  Tue. June 22nd                   Keel  10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs June 24th             Keel  7.30 p.m.   
  Sat. June 26th                 Keel  7:30 p.m.   
     Sun. June 27th                 Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m.Paddy & Brendan O’Connor, Lisnanoul


Masses will be streamed live online vis our webcam system:

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  • Click St. Gobnait’s, Keel for Mass in Keel
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  • Click St. Cathage’s for Mass in Kiltallagh
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Happy Father’s Day!! What a card! Father’s Day was near when I brought my three-year-old son, Tyler, to the card store. Inside, I showed him the cards for dads and told him to pick one. When I looked back, Tyler was picking up one card after another, opening them up and quickly shoving them back into slots, every which way. “Tyler, what are you doing?” I asked. “Haven’t you found a nice card for Daddy yet?” “No,” he replied. “I’m looking for one with money in it.”

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