Newsletter 17th March

Castlemaine Parish                                                                    Fifth Sunday in Lent – 16th/17th Mar. 2024

Please pray for Mossie Knightly, Ballyarkane, Mary Barton, Ballyarkane and Eileen Costello McHugh, formerly of Farnes

Sat. 16th Mar.Keel  7:30 pm  Michael T. O’Brien, Ardcanaught
Sun. 17th Mar.Kiltallagh10:00 am  Tom O’Dowd, Ballycrispin & his brother Paddy O’Dowd, UK  
Tues. 19th Mar.Keel  10:00 am   
Thurs 21st Mar.Keel  7:30 pm     
Sat. 23rd Mar.Keel  7:30 pmNora & Martin Cournane, Tubber & all deceased family members  
Sun. 24th Mar.Kiltallagh  10:00 amAiden Kelliher, Ballyfinane

            Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Monday in

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

Priest on Duty: Fr. Danny Broderick 087 9061255

  • Offertory collection: €659.00  Míle Buíochas
  • Easter Mass Times: Holy Thursday Kiltallagh at 6pm & Keel at 8pm.

Good Friday Passion at 3pm in Keel & Stations of Cross at 7pm in Kiltallagh

Easter Vigil Mass at 7.30pm in Keel and Easter Sunday at 9am in Kiltallagh.

  • 40 Hour Adoration for Vocations to the Priesthood: It will be held In St Brigid’s Chapel, Church of the Resurrection Killarney. Commencing Thursday at 5pm 21st March and finishing with 9.30 Holy Mass on the Saturday 23rd. All parish groups and individuals invited to sign up to cover the hours. Contact number to register 0876884124.
  • Ballyfinane Hall Table Quiz: our annual Table Quiz will take place in the Shanty Bar on Saturday night March 23rd at 7.30. Tables of 4 are €30. Raffle and refreshments. Your support would be much appreciated.
  • Ballyfinane Hall Coffee Morning: A big thank you to all who supported our coffee morning for Temple Street Children’s Hospital recently. We raised €1,650 for this great hospital. Thank you to all who came on the morning, those who baked and all who sent in donations.
  • The Legion of Mary in the Diocese are having their annual Consecration to Our Blessed Lady on Sunday March 24th at 3 p.m. This will be held at the Prince of Peace Church in Fossa.  All are welcome to attend.
  • Marriage Encounter: will take place in Focolare Centre Prosperous, Co Kildare on Friday 26th April register online
  • Synod of Bishops – Feedback Needed. The Synod of Bishops in Rome wants to hear from parishioners throughout the world about the progress that is being made in sharing responsibility for the work and mission of the Church on the ground and asks for ideas about how this can be done better. To contribute to the Irish Church’s response to this request, or to find out more, please visit
  • Online Advent Retreat. The Priory Institute is delighted to offer a free of charge Easter Triduum retreat ‘Bright Sadness and Solemn Joy: The Easter Triduum’. Visit our website
                                   Eucharistic Ministers
Keel23rd Mar.Marie Prendergast & David Flahive
Kiltallagh24th Mar.Fergus Culloty & Catherine O’Connor
Keel23rd Mar.Eileen Murphy
Kiltallagh24th Mar.Rachel Prenderville
Offertory Collectors
KeelMarch   Kevin McCarthy & Gerard Ladden
KiltallaghMarch  John & Rachel Quirke