Newsletter 29th May

Castlemaine Parish                                                                  Seventh Sunday of Easter – 28th/29th May 2022

Welcome into our Christian Community: Rían Jack Regan, Knockbrack

Mass Intentions

Sat. 28th MayKiltallagh     Keel       Keel10:30 am     10:00 am       7:30 pmFirst Holy Communion Ceremony  Ballyfinane NS First Holy Communion Ceremony –  Fybough & Castlemaine NS   Bridget Gill, Shanahill East  
Sun. 29th MayKiltallagh10:00 am  John Joe O’Connor, Ballyraemeen  
Mon. 30th MayKeel11am -7pmAdoration
Tues 31st MayKeel10:00 am   
Thur. 2nd JuneKeel7.30 pm  Timmy Corkery, Coventry & his parents Peg & Tim Corkery, Castlemaine  
Sat. 4th JuneKeel10:00 am  Bill Kelliher, Shanakeale
Sun. 5th JuneKiltallagh10:00 am  Liam Daly, Croughmore & Southampton  

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

     Eucharistic Ministers
Keel4th JuneMarie Prendergast & David Flahive
Kiltallagh5th JuneJack Keating & Miriam Ryan
Keel4th JuneEileen Murphy
Kiltallagh5th JuneJosephine O’Connor
Altar Society
Keel4th JuneSusan & Sarah Clifford
Kiltallagh5th JuneEileen Keating & Rose Griffin
Offertory Collectors
KeelJunePatsy Murphy & John Long
KiltallaghJuneMichael Moriarty & Martin Griffin
  • Castlemaine Offertory Collection: €696.00  Míle Buíochas
  • Ukrainian Crisis and our Parish Response Our thoughts and prayers have been turned to the war in Ukraine since February. It is heart-breaking to see the huge loss of life and the wanton destruction of property. Many people in the parish have been praying for the victims and for the end to the war on a daily basis. A few months ago, our government made an appeal to open their doors to welcome people who were fleeing the conflict, where it was possible. As a parish, we are in a position to play a small part in this effort. The parish house in 3 Meanus Heights is primarily in place as a parish office. However, there are 3 bedrooms upstairs and this space has been offered to Ukrainians through Kerry County Council. It is expected that it will be occupied by two families and that they will arrive this weekend. The Parish Office is based in a large room downstairs in the house. It will continue to be used as an office and the opening hours will remain the same. The rest of the house will be occupied by the new residents. We hope that they will feel at home amongst us, and we continue to pray for them during this huge upheaval in their lives.
  • Community Fun Day. Ballyfinane Community Hall Association will hold a Fun Day on Sunday June 12th; 2pm -5pm. Lots of activities for children and adults, raffle and refreshments. All proceeds will go to Roddy Nicholson Family Educational Fund. Roddy was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in Jan. 2020. The Nicholson family live in Knockane.

Your support would be greatly appreciated

  • Rainbows Bereavement & Separation course for children age 7-12years will take place at Maine Valley Family Resource Centre in May/June.
  • Senior Citizens outing on Thursday 16th June to Kenmare & Sneem €55 Please contact May Kerrisk 086 2041706