Newsletter 3rd December

Castlemaine Parish                                                                    First Sunday of Advent – 2nd/3rd Dec. 2023

Please pray for Eileen Walsh nee Moriarty, Tralee & Boolteens,                            Dan O’Brien, Tralee & Ardcanaught

Sat. 2nd Dec.Keel7:30pm  Joan & Paddy O’Dowd, Ardabawn & all deceased family members of the Prendergasts & O’Dowds. Peggy Prendergast – Months Mind  
Sun. 3rd Dec.Kiltallagh10:00 am   
Tues. 5th Dec.Keel  10:00 am 
Thurs 7th Dec.Keel  7:30 pm  Vigil Mass Kitty Lovett Hanafin, Keel, Castlemaine & Annasaul Months Mind  
Fri. 8th Dec.Kiltallagh10:00 am  The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
Sat. 9th Dec.Keel  7:30 pmMargaret Kavanagh, Castledrum
Sun. 10th Dec.Kiltallagh10:00 am  Lou, Timmy & John Clifford & Brenda King, Killeagh  

            Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Monday in

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

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

  • Offertory collection: €654.00 Míle Buíochas
  • Second collection: this weekend 2nd/3rd December is for Youth Services.
  • Communion Calls: will take place in the parish on Wednesday 6th Dec.
  • Ballyfinane Hall Christmas Market: All roads will lead to Ballyfinane on Sunday De
  • cember 3rd for our first Christmas Market. Lots of stalls with Christmas delights and lots more. Teas and coffees. And more. Christmas raffle . Special guest dropping by at 2pm. Doors open at 11am. All welcome and your support would be appreciated.
  • Castlemaine Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner at Griffins on Thu. 7th December at 1pm Tickets €25  May Kerrisk 086 2041706 Tickets limited.
  • Demonstration of Christmas flower arranging on Wed. 6th December at 8pm at Keel Community Centre. Tickets €10. Contact 087 0974181.
  • Youth 2000 Ireland are having their annual Christmas retreat in Dominican College, Newbridge, Co Kildare on the 8th -10th of December for ages 16-35. There are free buses leaving from all over the country to the retreat. Donation only. Find out more and register now on
  • 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
Keel9th Dec.Marie Prendergast & David Flahive
Kiltallagh10th Dec.Eileen Lovett & Mike Carroll
Keel9th Dec.Family Readers
Kiltallagh10th Dec.Family Readers
Altar Society
Keel9th Dec.Mary Foley
Kiltallagh10th Dec.Anne Carroll
Offertory Collectors
KeelDecemberLiam Murphy & PJ Ryan
KiltallaghDecemberMichael Horgan & Danny Breen