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Parish Newsletter 07/06/2020


Trinity Sunday. 07/06/2020.

Please pray for Con O’Keeffe, Ballaugh; Jimmy McNeice, Killarney; Con Dennehy, Dublin and formerly of Kilbrean, who died recently. May they rest in peace.


Our Lady of Lourdes Church

 Please Read This Important Guidance

1.  Please practice strict social distancing at   all times, on      Church Grounds and inside the Church.

2. Please follow the signage regarding entry to, and exit   from the       Church.

3. Please use hand sanitisers on entering and exiting the Church.

4. As far as possible do not touch surfaces.

5.  Follow the arrows which indicate movement flow within the      church.

6. Please cooperate and be understanding when offered guidance    on safety issues


Parish Office Re-opens: The Parish Office is now open at the usual hours of 10am to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Anyone wishing to hand in their Weekly Envelope contribution or Trócaire donation may do so at these times. Mile Buíochas

Triduum in preparation for Feast of St Anthony - Saturday 13th June.  Triduum begins Wednesday 10th June. Each day Mass ON LINE from the Friary 11.15am-12.15.  Mass, special homily, Prayers to St Anthony and Blessing with the Relic all on line on Facebook Check In to Killarney Franciscans. On the Feastday the Lilies will be blessed ON LINE.  St Anthony pray for us. Lilies will be blessed after the Mass on line. Hold them in your hand at home.

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.

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.

The Kerry Step Challenge developed by Healthy Kerry is a six-week event designed to promote and support the people living in the county to stay active and connected. It involves virtually completing routes in the county by accumulating daily steps. As national COVID-19 movement restrictions are in place, participants do not visit the routes to complete the challenge.  Instead, participants accumulate an equivalent number of steps that would be taken to complete each route.  A total of six routes in Kerry of varying distances and step counts are included in the challenge. Participants can select to complete the required step count of as many of these routes as they wish over the duration of the event individually or as part of a team. Check out the website for more details,

Comhaltas: As part of the Government’s #InThisTogether campaign, the Creative Ireland Programme and RTÉ will bring Cruinniú na nÓg online for 2020. Minister Madigan encourages young people to answer the call, to get creative at home and be ready to showcase their creative talents on Saturday 13th June. Céilí in the Kitchen – A collective call to action for children, young people and their families to create a Céilí in their kitchen for Cruinniú, with Airc Damhsa, who will guide us through the Irish tradition of these communal social events that take place in houses. Week one's class are already available free on Cathy Jordan - Songs with Cathy, Edwina Guckian - Dance with Edwina, Mikel Murfi - Stories with Mikel, Thomas Johnston - Tunes with Thomas

Bog Walk: As the turf cutting season is underway at the moment we would ask all turf-cutters to take all unwanted fertilizers bags etc. home with them as they can be very unsightly & damaging to the environment.  We also hope that the people using the walks for recreational purposes will also be mindful when disposing of their rubbish. Your consideration and care for this beautiful facility will be much appreciated. Mile Buíochas

North, East, West Kerry Dev. are inviting people aged 15-24 who are living in Kerry to participate in a short survey is for NEWKD. The Youth Employment Initiate Service want to find out about the impact the Covid - 19 crisis is having on your life and what we can do to help. This survey is completely anonymous & takes only 2 minutes to complete. Click on link below to access it! If you would like to be entered into a competition to win €30 phone credit, like NEWkd YEI Service Youth Employment Service page & tag a friend. Thanks in advance for taking part.

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.


Consider the lilies, the ocean and sky,

Magnolias in moonlight, geese flying by…

Consider the seasons, summer and spring,

With lilacs and roses, and robins to sing.

Consider the mountains covered with snow,

The gold leaves of autumn falling below…

Consider orange blossoms filling the air

With magical moments we always will share.

Consider the stars we never have seen,

The glory of Easter when everything’s green…

Consider the tides; they come and they go,

And man cannot change the ebb and the flow.

Consider the sunrise, the birth of each day,

The passing of time, for nothing can stay…

Consider the lilies in beauty arrayed,

For each is a treasure the Master has made!

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