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Third Sunday of Easter. 26/04/2020

Please pray for Tom Pigott, Coventry & formerly Rockfield, Tralee Road; Gerard McAuliffe, England & formerly Gneeveguilla; Mary Marshall nee Burke, London & formerly Mayo. May they rest in peace.

Trócaire: You can forward your contribution to, or to Trocaire, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, or keep the box and contribution until the current restrictions cease and return it to the Church.

Putting your prayers and petitions before the altar: You are very welcome to send us your personal prayers and petitions by text on 087 3753400 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will print them and place them in a basket in front of the altar at the Cathedral.

Gospel Readings: If you would like to avail of the Gospel readings for the weekend masses, you can do so by visiting the Catholic Ireland website on This is an excellent web site which includes the Gospel as well as homilies and reflections.

Prayers of the Faithful: In today’s Gospel we read how the disciples, who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus, recognised Him at the breaking of the bread.  As we rejoice in the Resurrection, we pray that our eyes, too, are opened to the wonderful unity which Jesus shares with us in the most Holy Eucharist.

We pray to the Lord               R. Lord hear our prayer


We pray for all those who have lost loved ones during this time of crisis and who have been unable to be with them, grieve for them and be comforted by friends and community.

We pray to the Lord               Lord hear our prayer

We pray for all doctors, health workers and carers who at great personal risk and sacrifice are attending to the needs of victims of this devastating global pandemic. We pray that the Lord bless them with safety in their work and reward their personal sacrifices with success in their labours.

We pray to the Lord               Lord hear our prayer

We pray for our senior citizens and particularly for those in our nursing and retirement homes. We pray that our loving Father look down on them with compassion and inspire those who care for them to bring them safely through this very difficult period.

We pray to the Lord               Lord hear our prayer

We remember our own personal intentions and the intentions of those who have asked for our prayers.

We pray to the Lord               Lord hear our prayer


The Kilcummin N.S. Open Day for prospective Junior Infant pupils has been postponed, due to the government directed school closure. If you know of any child who intends to start school in Sept. 2020, please advise them to contact Kilcummin National School by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enrolment application forms are now available. Please watch out for updates on our Open Day. Keep well and safe.

Kilcummin Looking Good would like to thank all those who collected bags and gloves and went out to clean up and tidy around their own two kilometres area last weekend. Bags and litter pickers are available from Tony O’Connor 087 6258641 if required. We would also ask people who bring their dogs out for a walk to clean up after them and to respect other road / footpath users with children, buggy etc. Take care everyone

Illegal Dumping on our roadsides and countryside should be reported to Kerry Co. Council on 066 716 2000. Freephone: 1800 326 228. You can also download the app "See it Say it" to your mobile phone and report any illegal dumping there and then. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Kilcummin GAA would like to remind fellow parishioners that if they themselves or someone they know need help or support during the current crisis you can contact the following helpline.  1800807009. or text support followed by your name and address to 50555.

Kilcummin Community Alert are available to help the people of our community in these uncertain times. For people who are vulnerable or who may have to self isolate in our community, who may need groceries, prescriptions or fuel collected we are here to help. You can contact us in confidence at 0876270677.

Helpful Contact Numbers:

Jigsaw Kerry: (Young Peoples Health in Mind) 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

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns relating to COVID-19. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

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

AWARE: (Depression Support) Helpline on 1890 303 302

Website at

Samaritans: Contact 116123. Web -

Senior Help Line: Are you feeling lonely? Are there days when nobody calls? Would you like to share a worry? Call 1-850 440 444 mornings: 10.00am to 1.00pm, evenings: 7.00pm to 10.00pm seven days a week. You will be talking to an older person who will welcome your call. Cost is the price of a local call.

Mass At Home - Kindly Spread The Word:

  • The Killarney Parish Radio and the Webcam on
  • Radio Kerry on Sunday morning at 9.30am.
  • RTE Mass is now being broadcast on the ‘News Now’ channel 21 on Saorview - that’s on weekdays at 10.30am. On Sunday mornings tv RTE 1 11am they have either Mass or Christian worship prayer.
  • EWTN Catholic religious station for broadcast Masses and prayers.
  • Radio Maria Ireland Saorview channel 210 - a lovely station of Mass, Rosary, prayers and conversations on religious topics.

Easter Prayer

Lord our God, we thank and praise you for the greatness of your love, shown to us in Jesus Christ,

who was willing to die for us to bring us into your family,

and to bless us with the life that lasts for ever.

We thank you for the new life we celebrate at Easter;

help us to keep growing in the life that never comes to an end.

We pray for our families, our friends, and all those we care about:

fill them with hope and happiness.

We pray for people who are unhappy today: those who are hungry,

or homeless, those who fear violence or harm;

may they find protection and peace.

We pray for those who are ill, or facing difficulties:

may they find hope in the cross of Christ,

and be strengthened by the knowledge of your love.

Lord, accept our prayers, and be with us now and for ever.



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