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Parish Newsletter 17/05/2020


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, 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.

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.

Adult Faith Formation: St. John's Tralee have launched an online ZOOM Adult Faith Formation experience which comprises of 7 programs varying from Grief & Loss, Faith & Addiction, The Gospel of Matthew, & Living Laudato Si. Programs run for 30/45 minutes, one day a week for 3 or 4 weeks. If interested email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more & to register your interest. 

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.

Covid-19 Helpline: A special helpline which is free and confidential, is available in Kerry to help people accessing non-emergency and non-medical services. The COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Forum includes over a dozen agencies and organisations including Kerry County Council, Gardaí, and GAA. This freephone number 1800 807 009 will be available 8am to 8pm seven days a week. A text line is also available, people can text SUPPORT followed by their NAME to 50555. Requests can also be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The helpline, which is manned by trained volunteers, is focussed primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of essential items like groceries, medicine and fuel.

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 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.

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

Kilcummin Community Alert helpline 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

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


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.


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