Newsletter 23rd October

Castlemaine Parish 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 23rd/24th October 2021

Mission Sunday 24th October 2021

This Sunday is Mission Sunday. The body that coordinates this day has a new name ‘Missio Ireland’, to harmonise with the name in other countries worldwide. Ponder, pray about and share, our faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The annual Mission collection is held worldwide to support the work of missionaries in poor and remote communities; for example, helping build vital infrastructure, churches, formation centres for religious and clergy, medical clinics, and schools. Thank the people for their generosity to this cause.

The kindness shown will help overseas missionaries to continue to share the love of God with some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable people. Thank you for supporting in whatever way you can, and please remember it is more than an appeal for financial help. Missionaries also need spiritual support. On World Mission Sunday, missionaries take great strength in knowing that the faithful of the world are keeping them in their thoughts and prayers. Help by donating €4.00 by texting the word Mission to 50300. Alternatively donate at or call Missio Ireland on (01) 497 2035.

The theme this year is “We cannot remain silent – We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20)”. Let us honour and remind the people of all the dedicated missionaries, past and present, from our own diocese.

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: Moira O’Brien, Ardcanaught  & Bairbre Reilly, Malahide, Dublin   Welcome into our Christian Community: Éadha Jane Corkery, Farnes and Shane Pete Clifford, Gortaleen     Masses & Intentions   Sat. Oct. 23rd                    Keel 7.30 p.m. Alice Clifford, Gorthaleen   Sun. Oct. 24th     Kiltallagh 10:00 a.m. Jerry & Sheila McMahon, Ballyfinane     Tues. Oct. 26th         Keel     10:00 a.m.     Thurs. Oct. 28th                           Keel   7:30 p.m. Darby Murphy, Farnes   Sat. Oct. 30th                   Keel   7:30 p.m.   Mary Costello, Farnes     Sun. Oct. 31st                       Kiltallagh   10:00 a.m.     Reminder Masses will be streamed live online vis our webcam system:     Priest on Duty: Fr. Danny Broderick 087 9061255     An Invitation:  Lectio Divina: Drink from your own well (St Bernard of Clairvaux) Presented by Fr Seamus O’ Connell on  Learning to pray the scriptures from your life, takes place on 1st Nov 7.30pm – 9pm (zoom) and Saturday 13 Nov. 1.30 –4pm, Tralee and Zoom. To Register: email Please put ‘Lectio Divina’ in Subject line.    Marriage Enrichment Weekend, 5th – 7th November 2021 This is an online experience (using Zoom), starting Friday at 8pm until Sunday at 2:30pm. Details   Annual Mass at Poll an Aifrinn: The Mass Rock, Keelacloghane Wood, Milltown will be celebrated by Fr. John Harris on Sunday October 24th at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome.   The Kingdom Gospel Choir: The Kingdom Gospel Choir is recommencing on Friday, Nov. 5th, at 8pm in the Friary Church Killarney. New members welcome. Contact Caoimhe (087)0669858.    Covid19 Update Attendance limits on weddings and religious ceremonies was lifted from Friday October 22nd, 2021. We are all conscious that the pandemic is still very much still with us. Hopefully personal responsibility on the part of all, regarding the basics of hand sanitising, mask wearing, and social distancing will keep the virus under control. Let us all be careful, if only for the sake of the sick who will need hospitalisation and all medical staff who have bravely coped with so much already. Our Lady health of the sick, pray for us.                                                                                             Bishop Ray Browne                                                                                                                           Booking an Anniversary Mass for 2022 If you wish to book an Anniversary Mass for a loved one for the coming year, the 2022 diary will open on Tuesday November 30th, 2021. Please note the first week will be designated to taking bookings for first Anniversary Masses only. The diary will then be open to all other Anniversary Masses from Tuesday 7th December onwards   University Hospital Kerry, Pastoral care department. The annual November Mass for relatives of hospital staff, former staff members, all those who died in the hospital over the past year, those who have experienced pregnancy loss or Infant death, and those who have died within the Palliative Care Services. We also remember at this Mass deceased past employees of UHK. The Mass will be celebrated on, Monday 1st November at 7.00pm in St. Johns Church Castle St. Tralee.  This Mass will also be live streamed for those unable to attend in or   Eucharistic Ministers Keel                 Oct. 23rd        Eilzabeth Ryle O’Connor & Patrick Flynn Kiltallagh      Oct.24th             Miriam Ryan & Colm Lynch Keel                 Oct. 30th        David Flahive & William Evans Kiltallagh      Oct. 31st          Jack Keating & Bernie Nagle Sanitisers Keel                 Oct. 23rd        Deirdre O’Shea & Eileen Prendiville Kiltallagh      Oct. 24th         Lorraine Griffin & Claire O’Connor Keel                 Oct. 30th          Caroline McCarthy & Kathleen O’Brien Kiltallagh      Oct. 31st           Eileen Keating & Bernie Nagle   All Saints Day and All Souls’ Days The Feast of All Saints and is a holy day of obligation. The following day is the Feast of All Souls. Mass times are as follows Monday 1st November; Masses at 10am in Kiltallagh & 7.30pm in Keel. Masses for our Deceased in November Please drop in your list of family and friends that you would like to be remembered during Masses in the month of November. Again, these Masses take place at the following times and places.   Masses of Remembrance for those who died since last November: Kiltallagh Church           Friday, November 5th at 8:00 p.m. Keel Church                               Thursday, November 11th at 7:30 p.m. At these Masses, there will be candle lit in memory of each person whose funeral Mass was celebrated in our parish since last November. There will also be three large candles lit – the first in memory of the entire group whose funeral Mass took place in the parish; a second in memory of those whose funeral took place in another parish; and the final candle will be lit for stillborn children and miscarriages.   Come and sing with Irish National Opera: Siamsa Tíre are offering Adult Singing Workshops with the Irish National Opera on Thursday 18th Nov from 7pm – 9pm. You don’t need to have any experience of singing, reading music or of opera to take part. Just an enthusiasm to try something new. The Sea Shanties workshop is an ideal workshop for people who enjoy singing in groups. Contact or call 066-7123055 to book. Cost €15   Parish Office: Please note that the Parish Office will be closed this Tuesday 26th October but will be open on Thursday 28th October.

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