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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
22nd November, 2020

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Masses this week
Sunday Facebook Live - 10 am
Monday Facebook Live - 10 am
Wednesday Facebook Live - 10 am
Fridah Facebook Live - 10 am


Kilmichael GAA Tickets for Kilmichael GAA Lotto can now be purchased on line. To register and buy your ticket go to the following link
Lotto Draw results Monday, 16th November - Jackpot €11,350
Numbers Drawn 14-20-27-28; €50 - Micheál & Síle Murray, Ballina, Toames; €25 E.M.A. Healy, Cooleclevane; Niamh Cotter, Carrigboy; Mary Maybury Dunmanway. Next draw will take place at 9 pm on Monday 23rd November. Jackpot €11,500. Results are published on and on Kilmichael GAA Club Facebook.

Hi All,
As we move closed towards the end of November I can’t help thinking “how time flies.” This Sunday we will be celebrating the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe. The following Sunday will be the first Sunday of Advent. Hopefully that will bring us closer to opening up our churches for Masses again as we move nearer to celebrating the Birth of Christ Our Saviour.
I will be celebrating Mass on Facebook live from St. Enda’s Church, Johnstown this Sunday and all going well from St. Finbarr’s Church, Toames for the first Sunday of Advent. We continue to pray for positive developments in the Covid-19 fight.
Sincere thanks to all for your continued support to myself and to the parish finances through your continued regular donations.
Kindest regards and blessings to all.

Kilmichael Christmas Cards
The Kilmichael Christmas cards which share in a Tridium of Masses during Christmas are now on sale in local outlets and from Fr Pat & Eileen. €3 includes Mass offering and card.
Community is about reaching out with compassion, staying connected and sending love to each other. That’s why at An Post, you can now send love to communities living in care homes across Ireland with free postage.
An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care homes in the State until January 31st 2021.
By writing FREEPOST where the stamp would normally be affixed, An Post will carry cards, letters large envelopes and packets weighing up to 2KG without a postage stamp. Customers can send these items through the Post Office network and post boxes across Ireland.

Tour de Munster cyclist Jerry Masters would like to thank Kilmichael GAA and all the companies and individuals who sponsored him for the 2020 event. With your generous support a massive €7,214 was raised. €4,514 going to Down Syndrome Cork and €2,700 to West Cork Down Syndrome Support Group

St. Enda's N.S. Parent's Association are organising a clothes collection to raise funds. Details are as follows, Bags of clean clothes, including bed linen, towels & shoes (no duvets or pillows) can be dropped to the school from Wed 2nd Dec. Bags are being collected on Wed morning 9th Dec from St Enda's N.S. Please spread the word. Any queries please contact 087 4168009.

Terelton Book Exchange
"We read to know we are not alone" C.S. Lewis. 
There is a little library box placed in Terelton across from the Post Office. Please feel free to take a book. You can then return it later when you have read it or replace it with a different book you may have at home. Children's and adult's books are welcome. The more the book exchange is used the more variety of books it will have! (Anti-bacterial wipes are included if people would like to sanitize a book before taking it home) 
Its never too early or too late to start reading! 

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE manage 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 seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The SVP is willing to help those in financial difficulties over bill-paying and related problems including education. Students and Parents of students can apply. Please telephone 086 3458037 stating your name, telephone number, location and nature of your request. If there is no answer to your call please leave a message and you will receive a reply as soon as possible.

Blessing for one another in our families

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.
May He look upon you with kindness,
and give you His peace.

Prayer for those alone
‘Alone but not afraid’

I live alone, dear Lord, stay by my side,
in all my daily needs be Thou my Guide.
Grant me good health, for that indeed, I pray,
to carry on my work from day to day.
Keep pure my mind, my thoughts, my every deed,
let me be kind, unselfish in my neighbour's need.
Spare me from fire, malicious tongues
from thieves, from fear and evil ones.
If sickness or an accident befall
then humbly Lord I pray, hear thou my call.
And when I’m feeling low or in despair.
lift up my heart and help me in my prayer.
I live alone, Dear Lord, yet have no fear
Because I feel your presence ever near.

Family Prayer in time of pandemic

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.”
At your command the sick were made well again.
Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of this virus, that we may experience your healing love. Lord, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and give us your peace.
In your mercy Lord, hear our prayer.

Sunday Readings - 22nd November
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Ezekiel.
The Lord says this: I am going to look after my flock myself and keep all of it in view. As a shepherd keeps all his flock in view when he stands up in the middle of his scattered sheep, so shall I keep my sheep in view.
I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered during the mist and darkness. I myself will pasture my sheep, I myself will show them where to rest – it is the Lord who speaks. I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the wounded and make the weak strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them.
As for you, my sheep, the Lord says this: I will judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and he-goats.
      The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm            
Response:   Response:
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

1. The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.            Response
2. Near restful waters he leads me,
to revive my drooping spirit.
He guides me along the right path;
he is true to his name.                    Response
3. You have prepared a banquet for me
in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing.                    Response
4. Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me
all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
for ever and ever.                              Response

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king until he has put all his enemies under his feet and the last of the enemies to be destroyed is death. And when everything is subjected to him,
then the Son himself will be subject in his turn to the One who subjected all things to him, so that God may be all in all.
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation                  
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”
Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For 1 was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.” And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’
The Gospel of the Lord.


1. Restrict access to your yard, install and lock gates.

2. Ensure your yard is well lit.

3. Take pictures of your machinery with your unique ID features.

4. Sign up for Community Text Alerts.

5. Always report farm thefts to An Garda Síochána.

See for more information.


Second Collecitons 2020

18-19January Diocesan Needs (1)
25-26January Parish Debt - January
8-9 February Lourdes Invalid Fund
22-23 February Parish Debt - February
29 Feb –1 March Spring Dues
7-8 March Irish Bishops Commissions
16- 17 March St. Patrick’s Day
28-29 March Parish Debt - March
10 April Holy Places
11-12 April Clergy Collections - Easter Sunday
18-19 April Parish Debt - April
25-26 April Diocesan Needs (2)
9-10 May Parish Pastoral Services
30-31 May Parish Debt - May
20-21 June Parish Debt - June
27-28June Peters Pence
18-19 July Diocesan Needs (3)
25-26 July Parish Debt - July
29-30 August Parish Debt - August
18-19 September Parish Debt - September
26-27 September Priesthood Education
3-4 October Autumn Dues
10-11 October Diocesan Needs (4)
17-18 October Propagation of the Faith
24-25 October Parish Debt - October
14-15 November Marriage Support
28-29 November Parish Debt - November (last debt collection for 2020)
7-8 December Feast of Immaculate Concetpion
24-25 December Clergy Collection - Christmas

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