Newsletter 1st August

Castlemaine Parish  18th Sunday of Ordinary Time 31st July/1st August 2021

Earthly and Heavenly: 

 In this week’s Gospel, Jesus speaks about food. The two biggest sellers in any bookstore, according to Andy Rooney, are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food, and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it! Orson Wells once said, “My doctor has advised me to give up those intimate little dinners for four — unless, of course, there are three other people eating with me.” Champion archer Rick McKinney confesses that he regularly eats chocolate chip cookies for breakfast. He refers to “the basic four food groups” as a Big Mac, fries, a shake, and a lemon tart. A California scientist has computed that the average human being eats 16 times his or her own weight in an average year, while a horse eats only eight times its weight. This all seems to prove that if you want to lose weight, you should eat like a horse. (Sunshine Magazine). — That’s a subject most of us know too much about. A recent survey found that 41% of men and 55% of women consider themselves overweight. In one way or another, many of us are obsessed with earthly food. Think what a difference it would make in our lives if we were equally obsessed with Heavenly Food, the Food that Christ gives us!

Today’s readings challenge us to trust in the providence of a loving and caring God and to hunger and thirst for the Bread of eternal life – the Holy Eucharist.  As human beings, we hunger for many things besides food and material possessions.  We hunger to be recognized and honoured, to love and be loved, to be listened to and to be appreciated, to help, to console, to encourage people, and to receive gratitude.  But only God can satisfy our various forms of spiritual hunger.  St. Augustine said: “O God, You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You” (Confessions, I, 1.).

Retirement: Best wishes to Mary Corcoran on her retirement as Sacristan from St. Gobnaits Church, Keel.

Communion Calls: will take place on Friday 13th August. Anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion in their home, please email the Parish Office or phone

 during office hours.

Chime: will be holding an outreach clinic on Thursday 12th of August 2021 from 2pm – 4pm at the Day Care Centre, Market Street, Killorglin. This FREE service of support and advice, cleaning and basic maintenance of hearing aids and information on entitlements. You need to make an appointment  ahead of time so please call Jerry Kelleher before  11th of August on 087-3747327. Our consultations are private and confidential.

A new pilot project is being run by Family Carers Ireland in Cork & Kerry:  The project which is in partnership with the HSE, & with funding from ReThink Ireland, is running from January – December 2021.

The Family Carer Support Projects aim, is to enhance the wellbeing of Family Carers of older people in Cork & Kerry, by offering the opportunity to work with the Carer Wellbeing Manager, Lynne Dennehy.  Lynne will work with the Family Carer to find out what their needs are, and to develop an action plan to support the Family Carer to meet them.  No question or problem is too big or too small. Contact or 086 0759063 or visit the projects website

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.

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.

Legion of Mary: To celebrate the 100 years of the Legion of Mary on September 7th. They will have an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary on the 8th September, preceded by 33 days of preparation.

It begins on August 5th to September 7th.  Nightly at 8 p.m. on zoom.  ID: 8114083503.  Password: 876433.

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 31st            Keel7.30 p.m.Dan & Nora Ashe, Ballyarkane
  Sun. Aug. 1st     Kiltallagh    10:00 a.m.Deborah & Sheila Horan, Gransha Lower & deceased family members
  Tue. Aug. 3rd               Keel  10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs. Aug. 5th            Keel  7.30 p.m.   
Fri. Aug. 6th         Kiltallagh6:00 p.m.First Friday Mass
  Sat. Aug. 7th            Keel  7:30 p.m. 
     Sun. Aug. 8th                Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m. 


Masses will be streamed live online vis our webcam system:

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Eucharistic Ministers
Keel                 July 31st       Marie Prendergast & David Flahive Kiltallagh        Aug 1st            Miriam Ryan & Catherine O’Connor Keel                 Aug 7th         John Carmody & Mary Ita Ladden Kiltallagh        Aug 8th         Jack Keating & Bernie Nagle
Keel                 July 31st        Ger Ladden & Mary Kennedy Kiltallagh        Aug 1st          Maurice Daly & John Quirke Keel                 Aug 7th          Siobhan Cournane & Keith McGuigan Kiltallagh        Aug 8th          Gerry Buckley & Micheal Daly
Keel                 July 31st       Joan O’Connor & Eileen Murphy Kiltallagh        Aug 1st         Breda Murphy & Catherine O’Connor Keel                 Aug 7th         Margaret Cournane & Joan Sheehan Kiltallagh        Aug 8th         Eileen Keating & Bernie Nagle

Dear Lord

When I am weary

I will imagine myself

Resting my head

upon your mighty shoulder

You are my comforter

I can make it through

all circumstances

Because you never

leave my side

The world is changed by your example,

Not your opinion

Priest on Duty

Fr. Danny Broderick

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