Newsletter 25th December

Castlemaine Parish The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph 25th/26th December 2021

Alhomecare: Affordable Live-in Homecare: provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on (087) 991 6791 or (087) 744 0729. Visit the website

Anam Cara Kerry: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 11th January at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.ALONE: COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:

ALONE: manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you or someone you know needs support this Christmas, please call our National Support and Referral Line on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week. ALONE operates 365 days a year so we will be there to take your call when you need us most.

Inch Christmas Day Swim: All are invited to take part in 12th annual Inch beach Christmas Day swim @ 12:30pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Kerry Cancer Support Group. There is something for everyone on Inch beach on Christmas Day, swim, cheer on the brave swimmers or sing along to the Christmas carols. Swimmers, please supply your own post swim hot refreshments! Margaret Foley (087)7578980  Michelle Long (087) 3942096. We look forward to seeing you on Christmas Day!

Synodal Pathway: – Our time to reflect, discuss and listen

As part of our Diocese’s participation in the 2023 Synod of Bishops, we will be offering opportunities for discussion and listening in the Spring.

Before that happens, you are invited to visit to learn more about the questions that Pope Francis is asking us to reflect on. 

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages: April – Oct 2022: 7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details Tel. 01 4434 510 or email

Priest on Duty: Fr. Kieran O’Sullivan 087 2432155

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 Fr. Kevin McNamara, Glenflesk Parish   Masses & Intentions Fri. Dec. 24th   Kiltallagh Keel 6.00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Masses   Sat. Dec. 25th                   Kiltallagh Keel 10.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m. Christmas Day Masses   Sun. Dec. 26th    Kiltallagh 10:00 a.m. Batt Horgan, Ballyfinane & Castlemaine     Tues. Dec. 28th         Keel     10:00 a.m.   Thurs. Dec. 30th                     Keel 7:30 p.m.     Sat. Jan. 1st                   Kiltallagh     Keel 12.00 p.m.     7:30 p.m.   Michael Harris, Meanus Heights    Months Mind                              Sun. Jan. 2nd                     Kiltallagh   10:00 a.m.   Tues. Jan. 4th   Keel 10:00 a.m.   Wed. Jan. 5th   Keel 7:30 p.m.   Vigil Mass Feast of The Epiphany Thurs. Jan. 6th Kiltallagh     10:00 a.m.     Holy Day Feast of The Epiphany Sat. Jan. 8th Kiltallagh   Keel 12.00p.m   7:30 p.m.     Sun. Jan. 9th   Kiltallagh   10:00 a.m. Aine Meade, Knockaneacoolteen           1st Anniversary  
Eucharistic Ministers
Keel                 Dec. 25th            David Flahive & William Evans Kiltallagh      Dec. 26th           Jack Keating & Bernie Nagle Keel                 Jan. 1st               John Carmody & Mary Ita Ladden Kiltallagh      Jan. 2nd             Fergus Culloty & Catherine O’Connor Keel                 Jan. 8th              Elizabeth Ryle O’Connor & Patrick Flynn Kiltallagh      Jan. 9th              Eileen Lovett & Mike Carroll Keel                 Jan. 15th            Margaret Cournane & Michael Murphy Kiltallagh      Jan. 16th             Miriam Ryan &  Colm Lynch
Keel                 Dec. 25th       Caroline McCarthy & Kathleen O’Brien Kiltallagh      Dec. 26th           Bernie Nagle & Eileen Keating Keel                 Jan. 1st                Eileen Murphy & Joan O’Connor Kiltallagh      Jan. 2nd              Catherine O’Connor & Breda Murphy Keel                 Jan. 8th              Margaret Cournane & Joan Sheehan Kiltallagh      Jan. 9th              Hannelore Harris & Eileen Lovett Keel                 Jan. 15th           Deirdre O’Shea & Eileen Prendiville   Kiltallagh      Jan. 16th           Lorraine Griffin & Claire O’Connor 

The Parish Office will be closed for Christmas from Thursday     

23rd December until Tuesday 4th January 2022. 

Parish Envelopes can be dropped into the Parish House.                 

Please note that the Parish mobile is only manned during           Parish office hours, but you may leave a message and

 your call will be returned in the New Year.

Thank you all for your continuous kindness and generosity during the past year. Covid has been a difficult time for everyone, but we are coping as well as we can. Thank you sincerely to all who give of their time voluntarily to the church as well.

­­­­I wish you all the peace, joy, and blessings which Christ brings at Christmas and I hope that the New Year will be blessed for you and your families

                                                                                             Fr. Danny

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