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18th October, 2020

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We welcome into God’s community, Fiachra John Foley, Deshure who was baptised recently.

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

Masses are to continue to be celebrated without a congregation - see above times.

6th October, 2020
Following the government announcement yesterday evening that the entire country will be elevated to Level 3 in terms of the national plan for Resilience and Recovery Plan of Living with Covid-19 the following changes will take effect from midnight tonight 6th October.

Public Worship
Churches should remain open for personal prayer but not for the celebration of Mass with a congregation (i.e. with no public presence). This is like the situation that applied before 29th June last. The only exceptions to this are weddings and funerals which can take place with up to 25 people in attendance.

Masses are to continue to be celebrated without a congregation. These should be streamed via church webcams where installed or Facebook Live so that parishioners can pray and stay connected. Such means of communication have been very helpful when churches were closed to public worship from 14th March – 29th June. I would encourage you to continue to use such means of communication to give messages of hope and solidarity to parishioners in these difficult times.

Up to 25 people will be allowed to attend funerals of loved ones, to pay their respects and grieve together from Wednesday 7th October. This means that immediate family members and close relatives, not exceeding 25 persons, may attend Funeral Masses, burials and cremations, provided that social distancing and hand hygiene rules are adhered to.

kKilmichael 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, 12th October.
Numbers Drawn 2-10-19-22; €50 - Patrick Browne, Cillnamartra; €25 each Jimmy & Rachel Coakley, Inchigeela; K. O’Donovan, Shanacashel; Fiona O’Dwyer, Shanacashel; Next draw will take place in Clubrooms Annahaha at 9 pm on Monday 19th October. Results are published on and on Kilmichael GAA Club Facebook.

Hi All,
Thank you for your continued support during this time of Covid-19. It is sad to see the numbers diagnosed with Covid-19 rising continually as we continue in another phase of lockdown. All I can say is that we look out for one another and find ways of keeping in touch.

The big subject I’m hearing of is ‘Mental Health’. Mental Health can be helped by keeping in touch and calling on one another within the rules of lockdown.

Next Sunday in our online Mass on Facebook Live we remember all who are laid to rest in our cemeteries here in Kilmichael and all over the world as our community is now world wide.
May they rest in peace.

Kind regards and stay safe.

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.

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.

Sunday Readings - 18th October
First Reading
A reading from prophet Isaiah
Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whom he has taken by his right hand
to subdue nations before him
and strip the loins of kings,
to force gateways before him
that their gates be closed no more:
It is for the sake of my servant Jacob,
of Israel my chosen one,
that I have called you by your name,
conferring a title though you do not know me.
I am the Lord, unrivalled;
there is no other God besides me.
Though you do not know me, I arm you
that men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun
that, apart from me, all is nothing.
The Word of the Lord.
Responsorial Psalm            
Response:   Give the Lord glory and power.

l. O sing a new song to the Lord,
sing to the Lord all the earth.
Tell among the nations his glory
and his wonders among all the peoples.      Response

2. The Lord is great and worthy of praise,
to be feared above all gods;
the gods of the heathens are naught.
It was the Lord who made the heavens.       Response

3. Give the Lord, you families of peoples,
give the Lord glory and power,
give the Lord the glory of his name.
Bring an offering and enter his courts.         Response

4. Worship the Lord in his temple.
O earth, tremble before him.
Proclaim to the nations: ‘God is king.’
He will judge the peoples in fairness.            Response

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians. 
From Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, to the Church in Thessalonika which is in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ; wishing you grace and peace.
We always mention you in our prayers and thank God for you all, and constantly remember before God our Father how you have shown your faith in action, worked for love and persevered through hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We know, brothers, that God loves you and that you have been chosen, because when we brought the Good News to you, it came to you not only as words, but as power and as the Holy Spirit and as utter conviction
The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation                  
Alleluia, alleluia!
Your word is truth, O Lord,
consecrate us in the truth.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
I am no longer in the world,
but they are in the world
and I am coming to you.
Consecrate them in the truth
your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world
I have sent them into the world
and for their sake I consecrate myself
so that they too may be consecrated in truth:
I pray not only for those
but also for those
who through their teaching will come to believe in me.
May they all be one,
Just as, Father, you are in me and I in you
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so perfected in unity
that the world w ill recognise that it was you who sent me
and that you have loved them as you loved me.
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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