Newsletter 29th October

St. Colman’s Parish 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 28th /29th October 2023

or contact Rev. Conor Bradley (087) 3664057

The inspiring six-word sermon

There is a legend handed down from the early Church about John, the beloved disciple of Jesus. Of the twelve original apostles, only John lived to a ripe old age. In his later years, not only his body but also his eyesight and his mind began to fail him. Eventually, according to the legend, John’s mind had deteriorated to the point that he could only speak six words, one sentence, which he would repeat over and over. You can imagine the high regard in which the early Church must have held the last surviving apostle of Jesus. The legend says that every Lord’s Day, John would be carried into the midst of the congregation that had assembled for worship in the Church at Ephesus where John spent the last years of his life. Total silence would fall over the congregation, even though they already knew what John was going to say. Then the old man would speak the words, My little children, love one another.” — Over and over, he would repeat them until he grew tired from talking, and no one yawned, or looked at his watch, or gazed off into space absentmindedly. They listened as John preached his six-word sermon over and over:My little children, love one another.”

The central theme of our Scripture readings this week is the greatest commandment in the Bible, namely, to respond to Gods love for us by loving Him, and then to express that love in action by loving Him living in our neighbour. Our love for God is tested and put into practice by the way we love our neighbour.

Fr. Danny Broderick (087) 9061255Parish Residence: 18 Ballyoughtragh Heights, MilltownRev.
Conor Bradley (087) 3664057
Parish Office:  Tues. & Thurs 9:30-12:30
Safeguarding Children: Contact No (087) 6362780
Recent Deaths: Please pray for  Sr Gertrude (Eily) Tangney. Good Shepard Sisters in Baile an Aoire, Montenotte, Cork            and late of Rath, Firies, Castlemaine  John Dennehy, Nauntanine
    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday in Milltown Church from 6:00p.m. -7:00p.m.   Masses & Intentions
  Mon. Oct. 30th              No Mass
  Tues. Oct. 31st            Listry  6:00 p.m.  Vigil Mass – All Saints Day
  Wed. Nov. 1st             Milltown  11:15 a.m.    Holy Day – All Saints Day   Tomasz Czarnoleski, Tralee
  Thurs Nov. 2nd                                             Milltown Listry   11:15a.m.   6:00 p.m.  All Souls Day  
  Fri. Nov. 3rd         Milltown      7:00 p.m.Jackie Heffernan – 1st Anniversary London/Callinafercy
  Sat. Nov. 4th                      Listry  6:00 p.m.Pat Healy Rockfield
  Sun. Nov. 5th           Milltown  11:15 a.m.Dan, Nora & John O’ Connor Killarney Road/Knockreigh
Eucharistic Ministers

Listry Saturday Nov 4th                 Marie Donnelly

Milltown Sunday Nov. 5th             Anna Clifford


Listry Saturday Nov. 4th                  Sinead O’ Donnell

Milltown Sunday Nov. 5th              Ann Jennings

All Weekend Masses will be streamed online via or The webcam in Milltown and Listry church captures images of individuals who sit in the first two seats of the church. Please sit in another part of the Church if you do not wish your image to be broadcast in this way.

Flower Arranger:   Margot Lawlor – 4th November – 17th November

Second Collection: will be taken up at Masses w/e 4th /5th Nov.

                                      – Irish Church Commissions & Agencies                       

First Friday Communion Calls:  will take place on Friday Nov. 3rd  

If you have a family member or neighbour who wishes to receive Holy Communion each month in their home, please contact Fr. Danny, (087) 9061255 Rev. Conor (087) 3664057 or the parish office (066) 97 67312.

First Friday Confessions are available after 7:00p.m. Mass in Milltown Church on Friday November 3rd

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: At our exposition on Friday 3rd November in Milltown church from 6pm -7pm we will pray for the sick people in our parish. The Anointing of the sick Sacrament will take place during the Mass.

Monthly Prayer Meeting: Takes place in the Nagel Rice Community Hall on Sunday November 5th at 8:00p.m.  All most welcome.

University Hospital Kerry: Invite you, your family and loved ones to the annual November Mass for all who died within the Hospital over the past year, including those who have died in Palliative Care Services, Maternity Services, relatives of hospital staff and former staff members of University Hospital Kerry. The Mass will be celebrated on Monday 6th November @ 7pm in St Johns Church Castle Street Tralee.

A Memorial Service: for Archdeacon Malcolm Shannon with be held at St Michael’s Church, Killorglin on Sat. 4th Nov. at 5.30pm. All Welcome

Parish Envelopes: We are in the process of ordering the Parish envelopes for 2023. Anyone wishing to contribute through the envelope system, please contact the parish office. Thank you for your support.

Last weekend’s collection – €810.00

Special collection Misson Sunday collection – €465.00

Thank you for your generous and continuing support.

The offertory collection is currently not being taken up during Mass. There are boxes at the front and side entrance of the Milltown church and front entrance in Listry church for your contributions which are greatly appreciated.

Killorglin Pastoral Area

Priest on Duty this Sunday:

Fr. Kevin Sullivan (087) 6277638 ‘Come & See’ Vocations Retreat. 18th-19th November 2023 at St Patrick’s College Maynooth. This “Come & See” exploring priesthood retreat is an opportunity for Catholic men (18 and over) resident in Ireland to meet priests and seminarians, to hear about how they heard their call, how they discerned what God was asking of them and what is involved being a priest and of seminary formation. It will provide an opportunity to share with others like you who are at the early stages of exploring whether they have a vocation to diocesan priesthood.

If you are interested in exploring a vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood, and who wish to attend the Come & See retreat please contact Deacon Conor Bradley Vocations Director (087)3664057.

Masses for our Deceased in November

        Please drop in your list of family and friends that you would like to be remembered during Masses in the month of November. Again, these Masses take place at the following times and places.

Masses of Remembrance for those who died since last November:

Milltown Church     Friday, November   17th at 7:00 p.m.

Listry Church            Friday, November   24th at 7:00 p.m.

At these Masses, there will be candle lit in memory of each person whose funeral Mass was celebrated in our parish since last November. There will also be Three large candles lit – the first in memory of the entire group whose funeral Mass took place in the parish; a second in memory of those whose funeral took place in another parish; a third for stillborn babies and miscarriages.

Masses for those on our November lists:

Milltown Church     Wednes. November 8th at 7:00p.m.

                                        Wednes. November 22nd at 7:00p.m.

                                        Wednes. November 29th at 7:00p.m.

Listry Church            Tuesday November 7th   at 7:00 p.m.

                                        Tuesday November 21st at 7:00 p.m.

                                        Tuesday November 28th at 7:00 p.m.