Newsletter 19th September

Castlemaine Parish 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 18th/19th September 2021

“In Humble Service’’

On March 3, 1976, conferring on Mother Teresa the highest honour of India’s Vishwa Bharati University, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, who was at that time Prime Minister of India, said: “I feel myself dwarfed when I stand before this holy and mighty woman who heroically showed the world how to practice Christian love in sacrificial and humble service.” For many years, the world watched, admired, and loved this small, elderly nun, always dressed in a blue-bordered white sari, as the incarnation of humble and sacrificing Christian service. She was the living proof of Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel that real greatness lies in serving others. She did this with love and compassion.

We must become great through humble, self-giving service. Greatness, in Jesus’ view, is found in our willingness to accept, welcome and serve those who are considered unacceptable by reason of class, colour, religion, wealth, or culture. We must welcome people the way a child welcomes them before he is taught discrimination. If we are to be truly great, we must be ready to accept four challenges: (1) to put ourselves last, (2) to be the servant of all, (3) to receive the most insignificant human beings with love, and (4) to expect nothing in return. During the holy Mass let us pray for the true spirit of service, for an attitude of love for those around us. May the Holy Spirit help us to become truly great through humble, selfless service. St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) puts it like this: “Be the living expression of God’s kindness through humble service; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile and kindness in your warm greeting.” Here is the motto of the Missionaries of Charity, the order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa:

The fruit of Silence is Prayer. The fruit of Prayer is Faith.

The fruit of Faith is Love. The fruit of Love is Service.

And the fruit of Service is Peace.

Moderator : Fr. Danny Broderick (087) 9061255 Parish House: 3 Meanus Heights, Castlemaine Parish Office:  Tue. & Thur. 9:30am-12:30pm   (087) 2979864 Email: Website: Safeguarding Children: Contact No (087) 6362780     Please pray for: James (Jim) Burke, Rathpook, Milltown & Ballygamboon     Masses & Intentions   Sat. Sep. 18th                  Keel 7.30 p.m. Helen Knightly, Keel   Sun. Sep. 19th   Kiltallagh 10:00 a.m. Mary, Maurice & Con Quirke, Gransha Lower     Tues. Sep. 21st        Keel     10:00 a.m.     Thurs. Sep. 23rd                         Keel   7:30 p.m. Special Intention   Sat. Sep. 25th                  Keel   10:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m.     First Holy Communion   Valerie Maloney, Lasabee & Thomas Harry O’Connor, Lasabee & Leeds     Sun. Sep. 26th                     Kiltallagh   10:00 a.m.         Reminder Masses will be streamed live online vis our webcam system: Log into www.castlemaineparish.comClick St. Gobnait’s, Keel for Mass in KeelClick St. Cathage’s for Mass in KiltallaghClick on arrow to play           Castlemaine Parish House We are very pleased to let you know that Castlemaine Parish Office has been relocated permanently at 3 Meanus Heights, Castlemaine. The Parish Office will be open to the public at the following days and times: Tuesday             9:30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Thursday           9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Please feel free to call in to book Masses, collect signed Mass cards for various occasions, drop in Parish Envelopes or for any reason – you will be more than welcome. Please note the new parish telephone number is (087) 2979864 Our parish secretary will be available at this mobile number during office hours only. Feel free to leave a message on this number outside of office hours and she will get back to you when she is in the office. If you wish to speak to a priest at any time, please ring Fr. Danny or the priest on duty in the pastoral area on their own personal numbers.   Castledrum NS & Fybough NS: on October 5th next, are facilitating the collection of used clothes. You may leave your bags of clothes into either school during school hours. Please note that bed linen, curtains, towels or cushion are not accepted. Phone 086-1032348   Ballyfinane NS & Community Hall are holding a used clothes collection in Ballyfinane Community Hall on Friday morning October 1st at 9.30am. Bags of clothes can be dropped into the hall on Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th September and October 1st between 8.30 and 9.30 am. Proceeds from the collection will be shared between Ballyfinane NS and Community Hall.   Coffee Morning in aid of Kerry Hospice will be held at Keel Community Centre on Thursday 23rd September from 9.00am – 1.00pm.   A sincere thank you to the parents and especially the readers in Keel who helped me down through the years – Pat Flynn.   Traditional Latin Mass will be offered on Sunday 26th September 2021 at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee, V92 DX62, by Fr. Martin Hegarty CC.   KERRY REMEMBERS those who have died during Covid Times, at 9am Sunday morning the 26th Sept, in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church Tralee. You can Attend (church can fit 500), Listen on Radio Kerry, or Watch the stream.  Visit the church to submit your loved one’s name and date of death for the physical Memory Tree or email details to:
  Eucharistic Ministers
Keel                 Sep. 18th      Elizabeth Ryle O’Connor & Patrick Flynn Kiltallagh      Sep.19th          Eileen Lovett & Mike Carroll Keel                 Sep. 25th      David Flahive & William Evans Kiltallagh      Sep. 26th      Miriam Ryan & Catherine O’Connor
Keel                 Sep. 18th       Siobhan Cournane & Keith McGuigan Kiltallagh      Sep. 19th       Eileen Lovett & Michael Harris Keel                 Sep. 25th       Owen McCarthy & Mary Nagle Kiltallagh      Sep. 26th       Maurice Daly & John Quirke
Keel                 Sep. 18th        Joan O’Connor & Eileen Murphy Kiltallagh      Sep. 19th        Hannelore Harris & Aileen Griffin Keel                 Sep. 25th        Mary Bartley & Deirdre O’Shea Kiltallagh      Sep. 26th        Catherine O’Connor & Breda Murphy

Congratulations to all the children from St. Joseph’s National School & Fybough National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 11th September. Also, to the children from Castledrum National School & St. Joseph’s National School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday 15th September and the also the children from Ballyfinane National School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 16th September. A special acknowledgement to their  teachers, SNA’s and all involved in their Faith formation.

Upcoming Sacramental Celebrations

First Holy Communion:

Keel Church for Castledrum N.S.

                                     Saturday 25th Sept at 10:00am

Priest on Duty: Fr. Kevin Sullivan 087 6277638

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