Newsletter 27th June

Second collection: will be taken up at all Masses 3rd & 4th July for the

Sick and Retired Priests.

Communion Calls: will take place on Friday 9th July. Anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion in their home, please email the Parish Office or contact Fr. Danny 087 9061255.

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.

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.

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.

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: Parish Confessions are available every Saturday at St James’ Church, Killorglin from 12 noon to 12.30pm. The Priest will be seated in the sanctuary of the church. Confessions will not be heard in the confessional boxes for the foreseeable future. The Priest will be wearing a mask and the person coming for confession will be expected to do likewise. Welcome one and all.

Eucharistic Ministers
Keel                 June 26th     Marie Prendergast & David Flahive Kiltallagh        June 27th       Eileen Lovett & Mike Carroll     Keel                 July 3rd       John Carmody & Mary Ita Ladden      Kiltallagh        July 4th       Miriam Ryan & Catherine O’Connor    
Keel                 June 26th     Siobhan Cournane & Keith McGuigan Kiltallagh        June 27th     Eileen Lovett & Michael Harris Keel                  July 3rd       Owen McCarthy & Mary Nagle         Kiltallagh         July 4th       Maurice Daly & John Quirke       
Keel                 June 26th     Kathleen O’Brien & Caroline McCarthy     Kiltallagh        June 27th     Aileen Griffin & Hannelore Harris  Keel                  July 3rd       Mary Bartley & Deirdre O’Shea  Kiltallagh         July 4th       Catherine O’Connor & Breda Murphy   

Dear God, it is time for self refection.

Let me examine my deeds clearly,

Look closely at myself,

And improve my ways.

I turn to you in repentence.

May I be a better human being

In the future

Than I am right now.


Castlemaine Parish  13th Sunday of Ordinary Time 26th/27th June 2021

Hope and Healing!

The whole world was saddened when Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died in a medical clinic in Mexico. What was she doing in Mexico? It’s simple. Doctors in the United States had told her they could do no more for her. The clinic in Mexico offered hope. That hope may have been an illusion, but who can blame her? We’ll do anything for hope. Ask someone who has been in chronic pain and has discovered that even the finest medical professionals don’t have a clue about how to stop their pain. Many of these sufferers will go to any lengths to find someone who can give them relief. Wouldn’t you? — The woman with chronic haemorrhage in today’s Gospel story, comes to Jesus with trusting Faith. She has heard that this is the physician she has been looking for.

We need to accept God’s call to health, wholeness and holiness. Jesus accepts us as we are. Hence, let us bring our bodily illnesses and spiritual wounds to Jesus for healing. We should pray for healing which will give us spiritual and physical health in every aspect of our lives, so that we may function in perfect harmony with the Will of God, with the people around us, and with the environment. As Christians, we believe that Jesus continues to heal us through human instruments in the medical profession, like doctors, nurses, and medical technicians. Hence, when we go to a doctor, we need to offer a prayer to Christ, the Divine Healer, that we may choose the right doctor, who will make the correct diagnosis, prescribe the correct treatment, and give us the correct medicine. Let us not forget the truth that, over, above and beyond the ability and skill of the greatest human healer, Christ still works wonders of healing. Let us also thank God for the great gift of health and use it for helping those who are sick.

Fr. Danny Broderick (087) 9061255 Parish Residence: 18 Ballyoughtragh Heights, Milltown Parish Office:  Wed. & Fri. 9:30-12:30   066-9767312 Email: Website: Safeguarding Children: Contact No (087) 6362780
  Baptism: Welcome into our Christian community Roisin Marie Griffin, Ballinamona   Please pray for Mary Hanafin, Kilcoman who died recently   Masses & Intentions
  Sat.  June 26th             Keel7.30 p.m.   
  Sun. June 27th    Kiltallagh    10:00 a.m.Paddy & Brendan O’Connor, Lisnanoul
  Tue. June 29th                Keel  10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs July 1st             Keel  7.30 p.m.   
Fri. July 2nd       Kiltallagh6.00 p.m.First Friday Mass
  Sat. July 3rd           Keel  7:30 p.m.   
     Sun. July 4th                 Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m. 


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Priest on duty: Fr. Kieran O’Sullivan 087 2432155

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