Newsletter 8th January

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Castlemaine Parish The Baptism of the Lord              8th/9th January 2022

Lord in this New Year may we have;

  • enough happiness to keep us agreeable
  • enough trials to keep us strong
  • enough sorrow to keep us human
  • enough freedom to keep us happy
  • enough failure to keep us humble
  • enough success to keep us eager
  • enough wealth to meet our needs
  • enough faith to banish depression
  • enough hope to look forward
  • enough love to give us comfort and
  • enough determination to keep us going.

Moderator : Fr. Danny Broderick (087) 9061255

Parish House: 3 Meanus Heights, Castlemaine

Parish Office:  Tue. & Thur. 9:30am-12:30pm   (087) 2979864



Safeguarding Children: Contact No (087) 6362780

   Masses & Intentions
Sat. Jan. 8thKeel7:30 p.m.Timmy & Ciss O’Connor, Ross &                 Dermot McMahon, Croughmore
Sun. Jan. 9thKiltallagh10:00 a.m.Áine Meade, Knockaneacoolteen                        1st Anniversary
Tue. Jan. 11th   Keel10:00 a.m. 
Thur. Jan.12th  Keel7:30 p.m. 
Sat. Jan. 15th   Keel 7:30 p.m.John O’Donoghue, Castlemaine Village
Sun. Jan. 16th   Kiltallagh10:00 a.m. 

If you wish to book an Anniversary Mass for a loved one,

the 2022 diary is now open.

Please contact the Parish Office by phone, during opening times on Tuesday or Thursday mornings.

Priest on Duty: Fr. Fergal Ryan 087 2408540

Communion Calls: will take place on Friday 14th January. Anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion in their home, please email the Parish Office

Diocesan Mission 2022: The diocese will hold a Mission from Jan 16th – 19th. Each day, you are invited to join in the Mission talk, Prayer, Mass, Reflection, Prayer Petition and Family Time. Speakers include Oisín McConville, Kate Liffey, Fr Sean McDonagh and Miriam Kerins Hussey. Register for the upcoming Mission, Moving Forward in Hope, on

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 9916791 or 087 7440729. 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: manage a national support line and additional support for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you or someone you know needs support 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.

Parish Office: available for sale are Mass cards, Get Well, Sympathy & a variety of Trocaire cards for all occasions. Also Christening and Wedding candles available to order.

New Year’s Prayer

May God make your year a safe and happy one!

Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,

But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;

Not by making your path easy,

But by making you sturdy to travel any path;

Not by taking hardships from you

But by taking fear from you heart;

Not by granting you unending sunshine,

But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;

Not by making your life always pleasant,

But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,

And by making you anxious to be there to help.

God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.