Newsletter 12th March

Castlemaine Parish                                                                    Third Sunday in Lent – 11th/12th March 2023

Please pray for Frank O’Dowd, Thurles formerly for Farnes, Castlemaine

Mass Intentions

Sat. 11th MarchKeel  7.30 pmMaureen Costello, Aughills  
Sun. 12th MarchKiltallagh10:00 amTom O’Dowd, Ballycrispin 1st Anniversary  
Tues. 14th Mar.Keel10:00 am   
Thurs 16th Mar.Keel7.30 pmVigil Mass for St Patrick’s Day Michael T. O’Brien, Ardcanaught  
Fri. 17th MarchKiltallagh10:00 am  St Patrick’s Day Mass Charlie Daly, Knockane & Susie Casey, Tralee & Ballyfinane.  
Sat. 18th MarchKeel7.30 pmJohn & Mary McKenna, Whitegate  
Sun. 19th MarchKiltallagh10:00 amAiden Kelliher, Ballyfinane  

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Monday in

St Gobnaits Church, Keel from 11am – 7pm

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

  • Offertory collection: €582.00  Míle Buíochas
  • Second collection: next weekend 11th/12th March is for Emigrant Services.
  • Trócaire: Over the past 50 years, Trócaire has heard and responded to the cry for justice from people in over 20 countries. Sometimes the needs have been immediate, such as when famine or natural disaster strikes. Your contributions this Lent meant that we can stand in solidarity with those treated unjustly and campaign for a fairer world, as well as providing emergency programmes, basic healthcare, and education in places where it is most needed.
  • Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat will take place on the 27th of April 2023 at The Church of the Resurrection Killarney .   Presented by  Fr. Jim Lenihan. Maureen at 087 9514352 Margaret at 0872976304.
  • Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) have a new 6-week online Cancer Thriving and Surviving course beginning Tuesday the 25th of April at 10.30am-1pm. (Intro session 18th April). Please ring 066 7192122 for info.
  • Youth 2000 Retreat in Killarney the Munster Youth 2000 retreat takes place in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney from the 24th – 26th March. Everyone aged 16 – 35. See for more info.
  • Anam Cara Kerry: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tue. 14th March at 7:15pm 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. We also offer an online support group, and you can get further information on
  • Diocesan Vacancies: The Diocese of Kerry invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the role of Pastoral Development Worker on the Diocesan Pastoral Team. Closing Date for applications is March 24th 2023. For further information, check out
                                   Eucharistic Ministers
Keel18th Mar.John Carmody & Mary Ita Ladden
Kiltallagh19th Mar.Jack Keating & Bernie Nagle
Keel18th Mar.Gretta Ryan
Kiltallagh19th Mar.Miriam Ryan
Offertory Collectors
KeelMarch   Kevin McCarthy & Gerard Ladden
KiltallaghMarch  John Quirke & Rachel Quirke