Newsletter 10th December

Castlemaine Parish                                                                    Second Sunday of Advent – 9th /10th Dec. 2023

Please pray for Thomas Griffin, Croughmore,  Nora Neville, Farnes &        Jimmy Boyle, Ballygamboon

Welcome into our Christan community Dáithí Michael O’Connor, Castledrum

Sat. 9th Dec.Keel7:30pm  Margaret Kavanagh, Castledrum 1st Anniversary  
Sun. 10th Dec.Kiltallagh10:00 am  Lou, Timmy & John Clifford & Brenda King, Killeagh  
Tues. 12th Dec.Keel  8:00 pmMary S. Murphy, Farnes Months Mind  
Thurs 14th Dec.Keel  7:30 pm  Helen McKenna, Boolteens           1st Anniversary & all deceased family members  
Sat. 16th Dec.Keel  7:30 pmMadge Clifford, Keel
Sun. 17th Dec.Kiltallagh10:00 am  Michael (Mick) Casey, Annagh Months Mind  

            Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Monday in

St Gobnait’s Church, Keel from 11am – 7pm

Priest on Duty: Fr. Kevin O’Sullivan 087 6277638

  • Offertory collection: €837.00 Míle Buíochas.
  • Christmas Masses: Christmas Eve: Kiltallagh at 6pm & Keel at 8pm, Christmas Day: Kiltallagh 10am & Keel at 11am.
  • Confessions: Wed 20th December Kiltallagh at 7pm & Keel at 8pm.
  • No Adoration in Keel on Mon. 25th Dec. & Mon. 1st Jan. Resume on 8 Jan. 
  • Castledrum NS: children will present their Christmas Carol Service and Nativity Play on Thursday, Dec. 14th at 6.00pm. You are welcome to attend.
  • Trocaire Gifts of Change: bring real hope and opportunity to families and communities living in poverty and a chance to create positive and lasting change. There are four ways to support;; by phone, by post and in person.  Cards available in the Parish Office.
  • Milltown Christmas Market: Sunday Dec 10th & 17th 11.00am—5.30pm in the Old Hall, Milltown  Eircode V93 ET62. All Welcome.
  • Recovery Haven Kerry: will have a Designer Fashion Showcase event taking place in the Gleneagle INEC Arena on 1st February 2024. MC’d by legendary RTE broadcaster, Mary Kennedy. Tickets are €30 and for sale at Recovery Haven Kerry 5 Haigs Terrace Tralee or at the Gleneagle INEC box office, they can also be purchased online or phone 066 7192122.
  • Anam Cara Kerry: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 12th December at 7:15pm 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. We also offer an online support group, and you can get further information on this by contacting us in
                                   Eucharistic Ministers
Keel16th Dec.David Flahive & Michael Murphy
Kiltallagh17th Dec.Miriam Ryan & Colm Lynch
Keel16th Dec.Family Readers
Kiltallagh17th Dec.Noreen Breen
Altar Society
Keel16th Dec.Kitty Nagle
Kiltallagh17th Dec.Anne Carroll
Offertory Collectors
KeelDecemberLiam Murphy & PJ Ryan
KiltallaghDecemberMichael Horgan & Danny Breen