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Temporary Guidelines for the Diocese of Kerry

From now to Thursday next: Regarding Masses (daily and weekend) and other liturgies in the context of Covid-19 pandemic: The decision of the Diocese of Kerry is that no public Masses will be celebrated this weekend or St Patrick’s Day. No public weekday Masses will be celebrated. Many of those who regularly attend are in the vulnerable category. In solidarity with them we want that no one will be coming out to Mass. Every person minimising social contact is key. If this saves even one life . . .

  • Priests will continue to celebrate their Masses, without a congregation, for all the people of the diocese. Where possible this will be broadcast via parish radio or webcam / streaming. People are asked to consider setting aside a few minutes for prayer at 11 am on Sundays and St Patrick’s Day. Thus we all unite as one in prayer, uniting with all the Masses being celebrated privately. Also many people are deciding to pray the Rosary or a decade at home each evening.
  • Meanwhile the diocese will seek to consult widely and by Thursday will make decisions regarding the next few weeks. This gives us time to pause and make good decisions.
  • Our parishes need time to think things through: serving all the faith-needs of the people; a special care for the health of those with underlying conditions and those advanced in years; proper guidance for priests and key parish workers e.g. regarding funerals and baptisms. It is important for the functioning of each parish that our priests do not contact the virus.
  • This coming weekend is very important. Who knows how quickly the virus will further spread? All of us need to adapt to all the measures that the government are asking us to implement. I encourage everyone to follow all their recommendations. Together, looking out for each other, we can come through the days and weeks ahead well.
  • Be a good neighbour. Who around you needs a phonecall?
  • A special greeting to all candidates for Confirmation and their families and school communities. We have had such wonderful celebrations in recent weeks. How disappointing for those whose ceremonies are now delayed. In time all will be rearranged. Did we think we would be looking to the Holy Spirit so soon to lead and guide us all during this pandemic?

We seek consolation and peace in the Word of God:

“Do not let your love be a pretence  . . .   Love each other as much as sisters and brothers should, and have a profound respect for each other. . If you have hope, this will make you cheerful. . . If any among you are in need you must share with them; and you should make hospitality your special care.”     Romans 12

The words of Jesus Christ to us all: “Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.”   Mt 11:28

                                                  Bishop Ray Browne. 12th March 2020.

3rd Sunday of Lent 15/03/2020

Please pray for Peg O’ Leary (nee Hayes) Killarney and formerly Ardagh: The Huber Family Nevada & formerly Coolcaslagh; Tady O’Donoghue, Knockinane West; Mary O’Rourke Rathanane who died recently.  May they rest in peace.

Masses for next weekend

Sat 21st

7.30pm

Andrew & Katie Duggan R.I.P. Clashnagarrane

Nora O’Brien R.I.P. Glounacopple - Month’s Mind

Sun 22nd

11.30am

John & Joan O’Leary R.I.P. Knocklebede

Sun 22nd

12.15pm

Christening

Offertory Collection: €985.00. Míle Buíochas.

Eucharistic Adoration will not take place on Tuesday March 17th.

Multi Area Station Masses will take place in Coolick NS on Thur 26th March @ 7.30pm; in Mastergeeha Clubhouse on Mon April 20th @ 7.30pm; in the Parish Centre on Wed. 1st April @ 7.30pm; in Anabla NS on Thur 2nd April @ 7.30pm.

At a recent parish council meeting the following suggestions were made: 1) That the Parish Centre would be made available for Church/Parish groups for rent.  For bookings or further information, contact the Parish Office. 2) That the people and needs of the Parish be remembered in the shared mass every Saturday evening and that the intention book would be available during the week so that people’s intentions, i.e. those who are sick and would be placed on the altar during mass. 3) We also agreed that the proposed tea/coffee evening which was to take place after the Vigil mass Monday night 16th March be postponed until further notice.

Trócaire Boxes are available in the Church Porches as we endeavour to support the developing world over the Lent. Please take one home.

Radio Maria broadcasts Daily Mass @ 10am, including Sundays for those who would like to tune in. Radio Maria is to be found on T.V. – Saorview, Channel 210 or by downloading our free app for mobile devices – Radio Maria Ireland, through our Website or Facebook page on the Listen Live link.

Ecumenical Lenten Bible Study led by Archdeacon Simon J. Lumby CA&H & Fr. Liam McCarthy OFM ‘Caring for the Garden of the Earth’ every Friday in Lent form 4-5pm in the Prayer Chapel of the The Friary.

The Kilcummin N.S. Open Day for prospective Junior Infant pupils will be held in the school on Thurs 2nd April from 2.15pm-4pm. Parents and pupils are invited to attend. If you know of any child who intends starting school in Sept 2020, please advise them to contact Kilcummin N.S. (064-6643163). Enrolment application forms are now available. Tá fáilte roimh chách!

Coolick N.S. is now enrolling for September 2020.  Enrolment forms are available from the school.

Mastergeeha F.C.: Next Bingo event is Monday, March 30th.

I.C.A: Due to the Corona Virus all I.C.A. meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Killarney Library will host a talk entitled From Worries to Well-being on 19th March at 1pm. The talk will be delivered by Dr. Mary O’Kane and is ideal for parents, caregivers and educators. Free admission.

Kerry County Council’s Historian in Residence Tom Dillon, will hold a drop-in session at Killarney Library on Thur 26th March from 10.30am – 1pm. Free admission.

Kilcummin Comhaltas will hold their annual street collection in Killarney on Sat. 4th April. More details to follow.

A big well done to all our members who participated in Sult na nÓg Competition last weekend.  All of our members did the branch proud. This would not be possible without the dedicated trainers and parents who support our members.

If anyone interested in taking over morning and afterschool Clubs (as a going concern) in Kilcummin Recreational Hall from September 2020 please contact Mags 087 2640741 a.s.a.p. 

21/22nd

March

Readers

 

Eucharistic Ministers

Collectors for  the Month of March

Altar Servers

Vigil

7.30pm

J. Herlihy

S. Sweeney

P. Healy

E. Walsh

M O’Donoghue

E. Healy

E. Doolan

L. Fleming

D.O’Donoghue

Eoin M

Bobby K.

Abbie McG.

Liam B.

11.30am

F. Moriarty

M O’Sullivan

B. O’Connor

G. O’Sullivan

S. O’Connor

A. Sugrue

M. Daly-O’Connor

T. Brosnan

Rebecca M

Emma H.

Alison P.

21/22nd

March

Readers

 

Eucharistic Ministers

Vigil

7.30pm

J. Herlihy

S. Sweeney

P. Healy

E. Walsh

M O’Donoghue

E. Healy

11.30am

F. Moriarty

M O’Sullivan

B. O’Connor

G. O’Sullivan

S. O’Connor

A. Sugrue

Kilcummin Parish Office Opening Hours

Tues, Wed & Fri 10.00am – 12noon

Web: www.kilcumminparish.com

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Tel: 064 6643176 Mobile: 087 1339732

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