Newsletter 30th January

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Castlemaine Parish Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time              29th/30th January 2022

A loving person

Jesus fulfilled the ideal of love Paul speaks about.

He was never in a hurry and was always kindness itself.

He never envied anybody, and never boasted about himself.

He was never snobbish, or rude, or selfish.

He did not take offence easily,

Nor did he keep on talking about the wrong things other people did.

He preferred to remember the good things and to rejoice in them.

He was tough – he could face anything.

And he never lost trust in God, or in people.

He never lost hope, he never gave in.

He never stopped loving.

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

Please pray for Padraig Clifford, Milltown

   Masses & Intentions
Sat. Jan. 29th Keel7:30 p.m.George Kane, Gorthanedin
Sun. Jan. 30thKiltallagh10:00 a.m.Gerard Flynn. Gurrane
Tue. Feb. 1st     Keel10:00 a.m. 
Thur. Feb. 3rd  Keel7:30 p.m. 
Sat. Feb. 5th    Keel 7:30 p.m.Katherine Corcoran, Boolteens East & Ardcanaught
Sun. Feb. 6th     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. Kevin Sullivan 087 6277638

Parish Pastoral Council are inviting you to join us in bringing our Parish to life through your sharing of your gifts, talents, creativity, colour, time, energy, freshness and enthusiasm. We need you, and encourage you to let your light shine through all the various ministries in our Parish – through reading at our Masses; to give Communion; to sing or play music; to help organise Liturgies and join the Liturgy Group; to arrange flowers; to join our Pastoral Council and share your dreams and vision for the Parish; to care for our Church buildings and surroundings; to share your IT and social media skills. There are a myriad of ways to be part of our Church community and nurture a sense of belonging and ownership. There is room for everybody. So, don’t be shy or hold back. Make yourself known to Fr. Danny or any member of the Pastoral Council and a warm welcome will be extended to you. Fr. Danny, Aileen, Anne-Marie, John Richard, Katherine, PJ and Caroline

Trócaire would like to thank you for your generous donations and your purchases of Trócaire Gifts of Love. Your money goes to the developing world, buying life changing gifts for people who really need them as well as finding critical work in Trócaire’s justice, resource rights and women’s empowerment programmes. Your Gifts of Love are circling the globe and changing lives.

Parents Plus Healthy Families Programme starting on the 15th February to 5th April 2022 (8 weeks) On-line, via Zoom with Maine Valley FRC from 6.30 – 8.30 pm For more information or to reserve your place, Colette on 0876953023; Helen on 0873694169

Fybough NS is now accepting applications for enrolment for September 2022. Please contact the school for Enrolment Form at  or phone 066-9766301

Ballyfinane Community Hall Association AGM will take place on Tuesday night next February 1st at 8.15, in the hall. We would love to see new people getting involved in the hall committee.

Safeguarding Sunday: message on behalf of the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee. During the summer of 2021 an audit of safeguarding practice in the diocese was carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children. The purpose of this audit was to assess safeguarding procedures as outlined in our policy.  The Safeguarding Committee would like to acknowledge and thank all who took part. It was very evident that there is a strong safeguarding culture in our parishes and the high level of commitment by all involved was recognised. The full report will be published and available in the coming weeks.  Anyone who would like to report a current or past safeguarding concern is advised to contact the Designated Liaison Person for the Diocese on 087 6362780. People can also contact Towards Healing, an independent organisation offering confidential counselling for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse. This is a free service funded by the Church. Website: Phone number: 1800303416. The Towards Healing helpline is open: Tuesday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Hearing impaired Text Line Number: 085 8022859.

2022 All Ireland Eucharistic Conference Saturday 5th February at 2pm live on Radio Maria Ireland. Speakers include Fr. John Mockler, Servant Sister of the Home of the Mother, Antoinette Moynihan (Children of the Eucharist) and Fr. Morty O’Shea.

Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 8th February at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. 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.

The Wild Goose Series by Fr. Dave Pivonka, shot in various locations from Niagara Falls to the California desert,  will help you experience a deeper relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit. We will watch a 30 minute video followed by short prayer and discussion. This 10-week course  will commence on Tuesday 1st February at 7.30pm. To register, please email Francis and Bernie at

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.

Eucharistic Ministers
Keel                 Jan. 29th        David Flahive & William Evans Kiltallagh      Jan. 30th        Catherine O’Connor & Fergus Culloty Keel                 Feb. 5th                John Carmody & Mary Ita Ladden Kiltallagh      Feb. 6th                Eileen Lovett & Mike Carroll
Keel                 Jan. 29th       Eileen Murphy & Joan O’Connor Kiltallagh      Jan. 30th       Catherine O’Connor & Breda Murphy Keel                 Feb. 5th          Margaret Cournane & Joan Sheehan Kiltallagh      Feb. 6th               Hannelore Harris & Eileen Lovett
Keel                 Jan. 29th         Owen McCarthy Kiltallagh      Jan. 30th        Noreen Breen Keel                 Feb. 5th           Eileen Murphy Kiltallagh      Feb. 6th                Albert King
Altar Society
Keel                 Jan. 29th      Joan Long & Helen Power Kiltallagh      Jan. 30th       Caroline Lynch Keel                 Feb. 5th         Joan O’Connor & Gretta Ryan Kiltallagh      Feb. 6th             Caroline Lynch

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