Newsletter 7th November

St. Colman’s Parish 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 6th /7th November 2021

Widow’s mite and St Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)’s mites:

Mother Teresa who left the Sisters of Loreto in Calcutta, India, to care for the poor, the sick the dying, and the marginalized in 1948, once she had been trained at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Calcutta and complete a short course in nursing with the Medical Mission Sisters. She founded the Missionaries of Charity religious order in 1949. God blessed her mite, and before her death the Missionaries grew to 4500 Sisters and Brothers, 755 homes for the children, the sick, the destitute and the dying and 1,369 medical clinics that serve 120,000 worldwide. Today’s first reading as well as the Gospel, by citing the examples of two widows, challenge us to surrender our lives to God, sacrificially serving others. 

Mother Teresa was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (AG-nes GOHN-jah BOY-yah-jee-oo), to Albanian parents in Yugoslavia. She went to India in 1929 as a member of the Loreto Order of nuns, after learning English in their Motherhouse in Dublin, Ireland. She taught in India for 17 years and became principal of the school. In 1946, she received her ‘call within a call’ to work with the poorest of the poor. By 1948, she had received permission to leave the Loreto order and had trained in the nursing skills she would need to carry out her calling. She prayed, “Oh God, if I cannot help these people in their poverty and their suffering, let me at least die with them, close to them, so that I can show them your love”

 Mother Teresa: The Early Years, 67; cited by Caroline J. Simon, “The Media and Mother Teresa, 

This week’s scripture readings invite us to surrender our lives to God with a humble and generous heart by serving others lovingly and sacrificially. It is the self-giving in the gift, the heart in the sacrifice behind it, and the love and concern involved in it, which God counts. God sees the inner motives and hidden intentions of our gifts and notices the ways it costs us. 

Fr. Danny Broderick (087) 9061255 Parish Residence: 18 Ballyoughtragh Heights, Milltown Rev. Conor Bradley (087) 3664057 Parish Office:  Tues. & Thurs 9:30-12:30   066-9767312 Email: Website: Safeguarding Children: Contact No (087) 6362780 Recent Death: Please pray for                                Ted O’ Regan, Ballincollig/Kilmoley                                Brendan Clifford, Slivegaura Baptism: We welcome into our Christian community                       Alex Di Maggio, Church Street, Milltown Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in Milltown Church every Wednesday from 4:00-7:00p.m.
  Masses & Intentions
  Mon. Nov. 8th                            No Mass
    Tues. Nov. 9th                Listry  7:00 p.m.  Holy Souls
  Wed. Nov. 10th      Milltown  10:00 a.m.  Holy Souls
  Thurs Nov. 11th                                     No Mass
   Fri.     Nov. 12th                                Milltown  7:00 p.m.Remembrance Mass for all parishioners who passed away during the past year
  Sat.    Nov. 13th                            Listry      6:00 p.m.Patrick & Margaret Mannix Keel Faha
    Sun.  Nov. 14th                          Milltown  11:15 a.m.Dan & Angela Corkery Farranmanagh
Eucharistic Ministers Listry Saturday   13th Nov           Margaret Gallagher Milltown Sunday 14th Nov          Eamon Donnelly Readers Listry Saturday 13th Nov             Anthony Clifford Milltown Sunday 14th Nov          Joan O’ Shea


Mass is broadcast on 106fm, and 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.

Indulgences: are special blessings received from God by praying for our dead during the month of November, by visiting a church or oratory and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed for the Pope’s Intentions. Praying the Rosary for our loved ones

By visiting our graveyard or going to Confession.

An Invitation:  Lectio Divina: Drink from your own well (St Bernard of Clairvaux) Presented by Fr Seamus O’ Connell on Learning to pray the scriptures from your life, takes place on Saturday 13 Nov. 1.30 –4pm, Tralee and Zoom. To Register:  Please put Lectio Divina in subject line.

Together Again – Appreciating the Eucharist: Fr Nicholas Flynn will reflect on the gift of the Eucharist in an online webinar on Thursday Nov 11th 8.00pm – 8.30pm. This evening offers all of us a chance to renew our appreciation for the Eucharist. It will be especially relevant to those who are Eucharistic Ministers in our parishes. For more information and to register, check out

Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey: The National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG) have launched the first national study of adults bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland. You can find out more and access the survey by visiting You will also find a link to the survey on the diocesan website.

Come and sing with Irish National Opera: Siamsa Tíre are offering Adult Singing Workshops with the Irish National Opera on Thurs 18th Nov. 7pm – 9pm. You don’t need to have any experience of singing, reading music or of opera to take part. or call 066-7123055. Cost €15

Maine Valley Family Resource Centre Parent Support Group – Come along and have some fun with your child, enjoy a tea/coffee, meet other parents in a friendly environment. This group is open to parents, caregivers, guardians, grandparents. Thursdays November 11th, 18th & 25th and December 2nd, 9th & 16th

in Maine Valley Family Resource Centre V93 R273

Call 066-9767833 Ext 2 or text Colette 087-6953023.

Last weekend’s collection – €1,385.00

Thank you for your generous and continuing support

Masses of Remembrance for those who died since last November:

Milltown Church     Friday, November   12th at 7:00 p.m.

Listry Church            Friday, November 19th 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; and the final candle will be lit for stillborn children and miscarriages.

Masses for those on our November lists:

Please drop your list into the parish post box of family and friends that you would like to be remembered at Masses during November.

Milltown Church    

All Masses 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Nov. /10th/17th & 24th

Listry Church            Tuesday Nov. 9th/16th/23rd & 30th

All Masses – 7:00 p.m.                                              


Booking an Anniversary Mass for 2022

If you wish to book an Anniversary Mass for a loved one for the coming year, the 2022 diary will open on Tuesday November 30th, 2021. Please note the first week will be designated to taking bookings for first Anniversary Masses only. The diary will then be open to all other Anniversary Masses from Tuesday 7th December onwards


Please continue to adhere to the following Covid19 Guidelines

•  Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church

•  Keep a safe distance from others who may be in the church

• Wear a mask whilst in the church.

Priest on Duty this Sunday:

Fr. Kevin Sullivan (087) 62776938