Newsletter 4th July

Second Collection: will be taken up at all Masses this weekend for the Sick and Retired Priests.

Radio Maria: is an Irish Catholic Radio Station that has grown in strength and popularity in recent years. It broadcasts Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Hour etc; daily. It has many interesting programs. Many people tune in to pray with them. The easiest way to tune in is via the television, Saorview channel 210, (if you go backwards one channel from RTE1 you will get Radio Maria). There is also a mobile App. All details on

Communion Calls: will take place this 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.

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.

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                 July 3rd         John Carmody & Mary Ita Ladden      Kiltallagh        June 4th           Miriam Ryan & Catherine O’Connor     Keel                 July 10th       Elizabeth Ryle O’Connor & Patrick Flynn Kiltallagh        July 11th       Jack Keating & Bernie Nagle
Keel                 July 3rd         Owen McCarthy & Mary Nagle         Kiltallagh        July 4th         Maurice Daly & John Quirke        Keel                 July 10th       Orla Nolan & Marie O’Brien Kiltallagh        July 11th       Gerry Buckley & Micheal Daly
Keel                 July 3rd         Mary Bartley & Deirdre O’Shea  Kiltallagh        July 4th        Catherine O’Connor & Breda Murphy    Keel                 July 10th       Marie O’Brien & Eileen Prendiville Kiltallagh        July 11th       Bernie Nagle & Eileen Keating


when you are most unhappy

that there is something for you

to do in the world.

So long as you can

sweeten another’s pain,

life is not in vain.

The unselfish effort

to bring cheer to others,

will be the beginning of a

happier life for ourselves.

Castlemaine Parish  14th Sunday of Ordinary Time 3rd/4th July 2021

Do not allow rejection to derail your dreams:

The annals of human history are replete with case after case of good people being rejected by those who knew them best. Beethoven, for example, had a rather awkward playing style and preferred to work at his own compositions rather than play the compositions of the classical artists of his day. Disapproving of his technique, his teacher called him hopeless as a composer.

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four and could not read until age nine. His school master said that he was “mentally slow, unsociable and adrift in his foolish dreams, and that he would never amount to anything.” Thomas Edison’s teachers advised his parents to keep him home from school, stating that he was “too stupid to learn anything.”

Our Scripture readings this week challenge us to face rejection with prophetic courage and optimism. Very often our friends, families, or childhood companions fail to listen to us and refuse to accept the words of grace, love, and encouragement that we offer to them because they are so familiar with us that they are unable to see us as God’s appointed instruments, the agents of God’s healing and saving grace. But we have to face such rejection with prophetic courage because by our Baptism we are called to be prophets like Jesus, sharing Jesus’ prophetic mission. As prophets, our task is to “speak the truth in love,” and to oppose the evils in our society without condoning or encouraging sinful behaviour even in our loved ones. Let us also acknowledge, appreciate, and encourage the prophets of our time who stand for Truth and Justice in our society with the wisdom of God in their heads, the power and love of the Holy Spirit in their words, and the courage of God in their actions.

  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
      Masses & Intentions
  Sat.  July 3rd            Keel7.30 p.m.   
  Sun. July 4th    Kiltallagh    10:00 a.m. 
  Tue. July 6th                Keel  10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs July 8th             Keel  7.30 p.m.   
  Sat. July 10th           Keel  7:30 p.m.Catherine Baldock, Shanahill West Months Mind
     Sun. July 11th                 Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m.Tomas O’Dowd, Brackhill


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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Priest on duty this weekend:

Fr. Danny Broderick 087 9061255

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