Newsletter 17th September

Castlemaine Parish                                                                    

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th/17th September 2023

Please pray for Sheila (née Evans, Shanakeale) & Michael Daly (Farnes) Boston, USA.

Sat. 16th Sep.Keel7.30 pm  Kathy Carey, Castledrum & Dublin
Sun. 17th Sep.Kiltallagh10:00 amWillie & Jim Burke, Ballygamboon & Rathpook  
Tues. 19th Sep.Keel  10:00 am   
Thurs 21st Sep.Keel  7.30 pm 
Sat. 23rd Sep.Keel  7.30 pm 
Sun. 24th Sep.Kiltallagh10:00 am   

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Monday in

St Gobnaits Church, Keel from 11am – 7pm

                                   Eucharistic Ministers
Keel23rdSep.Margaret Cournane & Michael Murphy
Kiltallagh24th Sep.Miriam Ryan & Colm Lynch
Keel23rd Sep.Mary Ita Ladden
Kiltallagh24th Sep.Brendan Dennehy
Altar Society
Keel23rd Sep.Kitty Nagle
Kiltallagh24th Sep.Aileen Griffin/Myra Griffin
Offertory Collectors
KeelSeptemberEmer Regan & Joan Carter
KiltallaghSeptemberWilliam Burke & James Moriarty
  • Offertory collection: €892.00 Míle Buíochas
  • The SHEP Certificate in Personal Development Course Tralee starting Wed. 4th October 7pm to 9.30 pm and there are a few places left for this course. Please contact Deirdre on 087-7728089 or by e-mail or
  • Pilgrimage to Knock: The Annual Pilgrimage of the Legion of Mary to Knock Shrine will be held on Sunday 24th Sept 2023.  Bus leaves Killarney from the Church of the Resurrection at 6.30 a.m. Stops at O’Callaghan’s bus, Farranfore, Castleisland. Bus €30. Pat  0868510423.
  • Gala Concert – Red Hurley with St. John’s Gregorian Choir, Kerry School of Music Orchestra and Kerry Chamber Choir. “How Great Thou Art” Sunday September 24th  in St. John’s Church at 7.30pm. Tickets €20 available in St. John’s Parish Centre & on the door on the night.
  • Rainbows Ireland: 9-week Bereavement Support group for children aged 7 & 8 years will take place at Maine Valley Family Resource Centre Castlemaine in Wednesday 4th Oct 2023. Ring/Text 087 3694169
  • Coffee Morning for Kerry Hospice will be held at both Keel Community Centre and Castlemaine Community Centre on Thursday 21st September from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

Season of Creation 2023: Let Justice and Peace Flow The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st September to 4th October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. This year’s theme is “Let Justice and Peace Flow” taking inspiration from the Prophet Amos who declares: “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24). And so, we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity. As the people of God, we must work together on behalf of all Creation, as part of that mighty river of peace and justice. To mark this year’s Season of Creation, our parish is hosting an event on Saturday, 30th September. Fr. Michael Long, founder of Cabragh Wetlands Education Centre in Thurles, will speak at our gathering in the parish garden that morning. He will also speak at the weekend Masses in the Diocese. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date. It is open to everyone, and it is also doubling as the diocesan event to mark this year’s Season of Creation.

Priest on Duty: Fr. Danny Broderick 087 9061255