Sixth Sunday of Easter. 17/05/2020
Please pray Very Reverend Michael Canon Fleming P.P. V.F., Killorglin & formerly of Scartaglen; Catherine Hourigan, Newmarket; Denis O’Keeffe England & formerly Cullen. May they rest in peace.
Message from Bishop Ray on Reopening Churches
“Visiting a church reminds all of us: that Christ is ever present in our midst; that the Mass continues to be celebrated in our parishes on behalf of and for us all; that we are strengthened by having time to turn to God each day in prayer. Continue to observe 100% all Public Health restrictions and guidance. If your local community does not seem to have had people who contracted the virus, give thanks to God, and don’t become complacent. “
Opening Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin from Wed. May 20th
We are delighted that Bishop Ray has announced that we can reopen Churches for personal prayer from Wed May 20th (but we will not have congregations for Mass for some time yet sadly). But 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.
While sadly we still do not have public Masses, please join with everyone in the pastoral area for Masses at the Cathedral on the webcam via www.killarneyparish.com, praying for God’s protection for us, for our loved ones, and for our society in these positive steps to increase movement.
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.
Covid 19. Kilcummin Looking Good: People over 70yrs & others with underlying health conditions are welcome to use the Peoples Park in the Village to exercise and meet at a social distance between the following times; 11am to 12noon and 5pm to 6pm. We would ask others to refrain from using the Park during these times.
The annual Rogation Days will be held at a later time when Holy Water will be available for the blessing of the land & crops for a good harvest.
Helpline For Kerry Businesses Impacted By Covid-19 Emergency
A new inter-agency group has been established in Kerry to provide support and advice to businesses during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The group has launched a new business support helpline which will be available to anyone in the retail, tourism, manufacturing, constructions, services and other industries as a source of information and advice. The new helpline is now available on 1800 807 102 and will be available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Kilcummin Comhaltas: Congratulations to the Healy family on their appearance on TG4 on Sunday night. Great to have Kilcummin Comhaltas and indeed Kerry represented on the national airwaves. Well done to John Stack who has worked tirelessly over the last 8 weeks, editing and posting Comhaltas videos for young & old to enjoy. We hope that everyone is keeping well & safe and we're looking forward to music, song & dance once we get past this past this Covid 19!
Kilcummin GAA helpline 1800807009 or text support followed by your name and address to 50555.
Kilcummin Community Alert helpline 0876270677.
Helpful Contact Numbers:
Pieta House: Contact 01 6010000 or www.pieta.ie
AWARE: Helpline on 1890 303 302 Website at www.aware.ie
Samaritans: Contact 116123. Web - www.samaritans.org
Senior Help Line: Call 1-850 440 444
PRAYER OF ST TERESA OF AVILA
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.