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Parish Newsletter 24/05/2020


Ascension of the Lord. 24/05/2020

Please pray Maurice (Mossy) Spillane, Tralee & formerly Scartaglen who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church is now open for visitation from 8am to 8pm. We still need to be prudent and exercise caution and good hygiene practices. We will have regular cleaning and have sanitiser dispensers in place. As people are doing for visiting other places, so also it is encouraged to wash your hands before leaving home and on return, using gloves or mask if you wish, being aware to touch as few surfaces as possible, allowing at least 2metres distance to others, being patient with others walking the aisles and not to congregate at candle shrines etc.

 Please Read This Important Guidance

 1.  Please practice strict social distancing at all times, on Church Grounds and inside the Church.

2.  Please follow the signage regarding entry to, and exit from the Church.

3.  Please use hand sanitisers on entering and exiting the Church.

4.  As far as possible do not touch surfaces.

5.  Follow the arrows which indicate movement flow within the church.

6.  Please cooperate and be understanding when offered guidance on safety issues


 Happy Retirement to Canon Tom Looney on his planned retirement as PP of Fossa. Fr. Tom served the people of Kilcummin with great enthusiasm for eight years. As well as his spiritual duties Fr. Tom took a great interest in all cultural, sporting and social activities in the Parish and was always willing to lend his support to individuals and organisations. We wish Fr. Tom every good health and happiness for the future. Go mbeannai Dia Duit

Franciscan Friary Holy Hour: Live on Facebook every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sunday from 11.15am —12.15pm, Go to google, type Killarney Franciscan Friary Facebook and you can join in the holy hour.

Holy Spirit meetings: All welcome to join Holy Spirit meetings with Fr. Jim Lenihan commencing Monday 25th May at 8.30pm for 7 consecutive nights via You Tube. To join – simply text your mobile No. to Fr. Jim on 087-6554655.

Holy Hour for healing every Wednesday 3 – 4pm with Fr. John Keane via Macroom Church Webcam.

Bog Walk: A major clean-up of the Bog Walk by staff from the Kilcummin Rural Dev. took place during the week. As a result we would appeal to all who use the facility to be mindful of our beautiful environment and to refrain from littering the area. A major problem are abandoned fertiliser bags and we would appreciate if any unused bags were picked up by the turf cutters and disposed of properly at the end of the turf cutting season.  Our thanks to Kerry Co. Council’s litter Warden for all their help in the disposal of the rubbish. Mile Buíochas.

North, East, West Kerry Dev. are inviting people aged 15-24 who are living in Kerry to participate in a short survey is for NEWKD. The Youth Employment Initiate Service want to find out about the impact the Covid - 19 crisis is having on your life and what we can do to help. This survey is completely anonymous & takes only 2 minutes to complete. Click on link below to access it! If you would like to be entered into a competition to win €30 phone credit, like NEWkd YEI Service Youth Employment Service page & tag a friend. Thanks in advance for taking part.

Kilcummin N.S. Junior Infants enrolment 2020/2021: If you know of any child who intends to start Kilcummin N.S. in Sept. 2020, please advise them to contact Kilcummin N.S. by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enrolment application forms are now available. Book lists and other relevant information will be forwarded by email, due to the government directed school closure. We look forward to hearing from you. Keep safe.

Mental Health Ireland: There are some terrific resources on Mental Health Ireland website Well worth checking out & sharing with family & friends.

 Helpful Contact Numbers:

Kilcummin GAA helpline 1800807009 or text support followed by your name and address to 50555.

Kilcummin Community Alert helpline 0876270677.

Jigsaw Kerry: Contact 066-7186785 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pieta House: Contact 01 6010000 or

St Vincent De Paul: Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 06466 22668.

AWARE: Helpline on 1890 303 302 Website at

Samaritans: Contact 116123. Web -

Senior Help Line: Call 1-850 440 444

A Prayer for Overcoming Fear

Dear Father,
My heart and mind are flooded with fears.
Sometimes I am paralysed, I feel unable to go on.
These fears are overwhelming, they remain with me day and night.
Yet I hold onto your truth. 
You have told us not to fear, for you have overcome the world.
So I cling to you, I trust in your promises, that you will never fail me, never forsake me.
In moments of such crippling fear,
I choose to hold your hand.
I know you have experienced the most fearful places,
I know that you have risen again.

In you all promises meet and new life begins.
You are my Saviour,
I hide in you,
Protected by your love,
And sheltered by your grace.
My Father.


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