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Feast of Corpus Christi. 14/06/2020.

Please pray for Dermot O’Callaghan, Leamnaguilla who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Mass will be celebrated in Kilcummin Church this weekend for all the Communion and Confirmation children of the Parish.

Letter to the First Communion Children

Dear First Communion Children,

I miss my visits to the school.  I have been thinking of you and remembering you and your families in my prayers.  What a very special year 2020 was to be for you and all those who were to receive the wonderful sacrament of Holy Communion for the very first time!

It is very disappointing that your First Communion day has had to be postponed. It has also been disappointing for your teachers and your families.  I know of all the work and preparation you did in school for the celebration of the sacrament.  Your family had plans made for you too.  They wanted to mark how special receiving Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time would be for you. 

I need you to know that, when the time comes, I will do all in my power to make the celebration of your First Communion a prayerful, joyful and memorable occasion. 

This Sunday, 14th of June, we celebrate Corpus Christi. This is a special day when Christians all over the world honour the Blessed Sacrament (The Body of Christ in the Holy Communion). You, your class and all those waiting to receive First Holy Communion will be remembered in all Masses in the diocese next Sunday, we ask you and your family to link in to any livestreamed Mass in the diocese.  A special candle will be lit at the beginning of the Mass.  You are invited to light a candle in your home as you attend Mass. 

I am looking forward to seeing you all in the near future.  Let’s keep each other in our prayers.   I wish you and your family good health and happiness.

Best wishes,

Fr.Padraig                  Fr. Niall               Fr. George

 Bishop Ray Browne will say Mass on Tuesday, 16th June at 7.30 p.m. for all 6th Class pupils.  It will be livestreamed from The Cathedral Webcam: and the parish radio.

Weekly Contributions / Trócaire: We thank all those who already handed in their weekly envelopes, priest donations and Trócaire contributions to the Parish Office. The office is open at the usual hours of 10am to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and you are welcome to hand in your contributions during those times. Mile Buíochas

Trócaire: The work of Trócaire throughout the world continues, and any support you can give would be greatly appreciated. You can send your contribution directly online to, by post to Trocaire, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, or you can drop your continuation to the parish office during opening hours.

Healing Hour of Prayer for physical, emotional and spiritual healing next Wednesday 3 – 4pm via Macroom Church Webcam.

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.

The feast of St. Anthony of Padua is celebrated this Saturday 13th June.

Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership: Check out the following website for a range of activities and resources that Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership, together with Sport Ireland, have compiled to help people stay active during this time. Here you will find activities for Families, Adults, Older Adults, People with Disabilities,Well-being, Walking and Running.

Kilcummin GAA: Our walking track is now open under strict Covid 19 restrictions. There are also GAA guidelines in relation to the safe operation of the facility. Opening hours are 10 am to 12 md and 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm under strict supervision. The playing surfaces are closed and anyone attempting to enter them will be removed from the facility. Let’s do this the right way and the safe way.

Kilcummin N.S. Junior Infants Enrolment 2020/2021: If you know of any child who intends to start Kilcummin National School in September 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. 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 well and safe.

Prayer to St Anthony

 O holy St. Anthony, gentlest of saints,

your love for God and charity for his creatures made you worthy while on earth to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety.

Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me the favour I seek.

The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;

even so, you are the saint of miracles. O gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy,

whisper my petition into the ears of the Infant Jesus,

who loved to be folded in your arms,

and the gratitude of my heart will always be yours.

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