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Parish Newsletter 19/04/2020


Second Sunday of Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday. 19/04/2020

Please pray for Derry O’Leary, Killarney and formerly Inch; Noelie O’Sullivan, Killarney & Scart Cross; Billy Moynihan, Killarney & Tiernaboul; Eileen O’Callaghan nee O’Riordan, USA and formerly Brennans Glen. May they rest in peace.

Anniversary Remembrance: At this time we remember our former Parish priest Fr. John Lucid whose third anniversary occurs now. May he rest in Peace.

Trócaire: Now that Lent is over, 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 you can 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. You are welcome to include your first name on the message, but they will be treated with confidence and will not be read aloud at Mass.

Mass At Home - Kindly Spread The Word:

  • The Killarney Parish Radio and the Webcam on
  • Radio Kerry on Sunday morning during the Horizons religious programme at 9am (Mass will be 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.

Kilcummin Looking Good would like to assure all our parishioners that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times. We would urge everyone to look out for each other and to avail of this time to help clean up and tidy around their own areas. 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: All 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 to curb this unsocial activity 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 GAA club have a number of volunteers willing to respond to your need. We are here to help you STAY SAFE. Also we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who are working so hard to keep us safe and keep our country going.

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. We are also asking people to check in on their elderly neighbours and be there for them. Any volunteers wishing to help out please contact 0876270677. Ní neart go cur le le chéile. 


 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 or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

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. The cost

is the price of a local call.

A Prayer of Thanks - an Easter Prayer

 Heavenly Father,

thank you for sending your Son to earth

as a baby so many years ago.

Thank you that He paid the punishment for my sins

by dying on the cross.

And thank you that He rose again

to prove that death was truly defeated.

I place my trust in You to be my Saviour.

Guide me through the dark times of my life

and give me courage to live for You.


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