Newsletter 5th September

Castlemaine Parish 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 4th/5th September 2021


Courage is a gift of the Holy Spirit.  We are reminded in today’s reading to take courage.  As faithful people we believe that God’s presence in our lives give us the courage to live in hope during challenging times.

Many people returning to, or starting in, a school community during September will be anxious and worried about the future.

From today’s readings, we pray that we can all remain open to hear God in our lives and live our lives with courage.

The LORD is my light

and my Salvation;

Whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the

strength of my life;

Of whom shall

I be afraid?

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t’ have strength  
  Second Collection: will be taken up at all Masses – 4th /5th Sept.                                           Pastoral Centre   Season of Creation 2021: on Thursday September 16th the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee invite you to ‘Restoring Our Common Home… Webinar, Caring for God’s Creatures’ as part of Season of Creation 2021. To register for this free hour-long webinar please log on to   Guided Pilgrimages on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path will be offered on Sunday 11th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option.   Advance booking is essential. Email  or telephone 0(0353) 719861518.        Anam Cara would like to invite you to join them for an online Bereavement Information and Support Evening taking place 16th September at 7pm. This event will give you an opportunity to hear a bereavement professional talk about the difficult challenges and many milestones grieving a child of any age has on you and your family. If you would like to join us, please register here or contact us on or 085 288 8888   ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.   Cork Autism Online Conference 2021 – Thriving with Autism. Sunday, October 17th. This online conference offers interventions, skills and strategies to support people on the autism spectrum. Suitable for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistics, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. Visit:     The Irish Catholic is available for sale in the Church or Parish Office.         Priest on Duty: Fr. Kieran O’Sullivan 087 2432155     Fr. Danny Broderick (087) 9061255 Parish Residence: 18 Ballyoughtragh Heights, Milltown Parish Office:  Wed. & Fri. 9:30am-12:30pm   066-9767312 Email: Website: Safeguarding Children: Contact No (087) 6362780   Baptisms: Welcome into our Christian community Oisin Francis Mulvihill, Ardcanaught Alannah Mary Clifford, Lassabay, Keel   Please pray for: Michael Daly, Fermoy, Cork late of Ballygamboon who passed away on 23rd August.  Twin brother of Marie Daly, Knockbrack, Firies, brother of John, Firies, Pat, Ballygamboon, Eileen Flynn, Ardcanaught & Catherine Croxford, Kiltallagh  
  Masses & Intentions
Fri. Sep. 3rd  Kiltallagh6.00 p.m.First Friday Mass
  Sat. Sep. 4th                   Keel  7.30 p.m.Darren Griffin, Ardcanaught  Months Mind
  Sun. Sep. 5th  Kiltallagh10:00 a.m. 
    Tues Sep. 7th       Keel    10:00 a.m. 
  Thurs Sep. 8th                       Keel  7:30 p.m.John Cournane, Ross, his daughter Maureen Molloy, Wembley, London & deceased members of the Cournane family
  Sat. Sep. 11th                 Keel  10:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m.    First Holy Communion
    Sun. Sep. 12th                    Kiltallagh  10:00 a.m.Willie Burke, Ballygamboon


Masses will be streamed live online vis our webcam system:

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation Parish Confessions are available in St. James’ Church each Saturday from 12.00pm—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 wear a mask and the person coming for confession will be expected to do likewise. Welcome one and all.
  Eucharistic Ministers
Keel                 Sep. 4th       Marie Prendergast & David Flahive Kiltallagh      Sep.5th           Jack Keating & Bernie Nagle Keel                 Sep. 11th      John Carmody & Mary Ita Ladden   Kiltallagh      Sep. 12th      Fergus Culloty & Colm Lynch
Keel                 Sep. 4th       Donal Ashe & Tommy Griffin Kiltallagh      Sep. 5th       Gerry Buckley & Michael Daly Keel                 Sep. 11th      Ger Ladden & Mary Kennedy Kiltallagh      Sep. 12th     Caroline Lynch & Claire O’Connor
Keel                 Sep. 4th        Kathleen O’Brien & Caroline McCarthy Kiltallagh      Sep. 5th        Eileen Keating & Bernie Nagle Keel                 Sep. 11th      Margaret Cournane & Joan Sheehan Kiltallagh      Sep. 12th      Claire O’Connor & Caroline Lynch

Upcoming Sacramental Celebrations

First Holy Communion:

Keel Church for St. Joseph’s N.S., Castlemaine & Fybough N.S.

                                     Saturday 11th Sept at 10:00am

Keel Church for Castledrum N.S.

                                     Saturday 25th Sept at 10:00am


Keel Church for Castledrum N.S.

                                           Wednesday 15th September 7:00pm

Killorglin Church for St. Joseph’s N.S., Castlemaine

                                             Wednesday 15th September 7:30pm                

Kiltallagh Church for Ballyfinane N.S.

    Thursday 16th September 7:00pm

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