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Fifteenth Suday of Easter
12th July, 2020

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Fr. Pat O'Donovan, PP - 083 1750947

We welcome into God’s community, Lilly Mary Teresa Cronin, Carrigdangan who was baptised recently.

Masses this week
Monday Mass 10 am - Cooldorrihy
Wednesday Mass 10 am - Toames
Friday Mass 10 am - Johnstown`
Saturday Mass 8.15 pm - Cooldorrihy
Sunday Mass 10 am - Johnstown
Mass 11.30 am - Toames

Mass will continue on Facebook live at 10 am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.


Hi All,
Thankfully we are gradually getting back to some form of normality in our lives as the effects of Covid 19 continues to reduce in our country. We are back to our usual Mass times since last weekend. It is a pleasure to be able to extend a word of welcome to everyone. Sadly, due to the Covid 19 restrictions our space in the three churches is somewhat limited. However, all parts of our churches are available to everyone, you can sit up near me and you are also welcome to join us in the sacristy if you wish. I would encourage the use of face coverings coming to the church. We just go by the usual procedures we’ve all become used to. The Masses will continue on Facebook Live.
I want to extend a sincere word of thanks to all who have taken the trouble to keep up their contributions to the Parish Finances. Thankfully, we are managing to pay our bills. If you wish to go for Direct Debit or Standing Order, contact Eileen or myself and we will be happy to facilitate you.
These are very different times to what we have been used to. Things will continue to change and we have to continue to adapt to them. This is what we have been doing for thousands of years.
If anyone is experiencing difficulty in receiving us on Facebook Live, please contact Eileen or myself and we will do our best to help you.
Wishing you all God’s blessings and good health.

See the following on the re-opening of churches


Kilmichael GAA
Lotto Draw results Monday, 6th July.
Numbers Drawn 8-21-24-35
€50 - Denis and Marianne Murphy, Carrigboy
€25 each to Don Creedon, c/o Jerry Masters; Denny Healy, Cooleclevane; Breda McCarthy, Macroom;
Next draw will take place in Clubrooms, Annahala at 9 pm, Monday 13th July. Tickets are for sale at usual outlets - €2 each. Jackpot €9,450. Results will be published on

Tour de Munster Challenge
Kilmichael GAA - Tour de Munster Challenge. Our Chairman Jerry Masters is yet again taking part in the Tour De Munster  a 600k cycle to raise funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. It is hoped that we as a club can get in on the challenge and clock up as many kilometres as possible you can walk run cycle swim do whatever suits you and your family best and don’t forget to add up everyone's km's even the smallies !! All support greatly appreciated.
Click on the following link to support

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The SVP is willing to help those in financial difficulties over bill-paying and related problems including education. 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.

IF by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son

Sunday Readings - 12th July

First Reading
A reading from the Prophet Isaiah.             
Thus says the Lord:
As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth,
making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating,
so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty,
without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm              
Response: Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.
1. You care for the earth, give it water,
you fill it with riches.
Your river in heaven brims over
to provide its grain.                                        Response
2. And thus you provide for the earth;
you drench its furrows,
you level it, soften it with showers,
you bless its growth.                                       Response
3. You crown the year with your goodness.
Abundance flows in your steps,
in the pastures of the wilderness it flows.  Response
4. The hills are girded with joy,
the meadows covered with flocks,
the valleys are decked with wheat.
They shout for joy, yes, they sing.               Response

Second Reading
A reading from first the letter of St Paul to the Romans.                
I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.
The Word of the Lord.
Gospel  Acclamation     
Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.
He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!’
Then the disciples went up to him and asked, ‘Why do you talk to them in parables?’ ‘Because’ he replied ‘the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are revealed to you, but they are not revealed to them. For anyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. So in their case this prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled:
You will listen and listen again, but not understand,
see and see again, but not perceive.
For the heart of this nation has grown coarse,
their ears are dull of hearing, and they have shut their eyes,
for fear they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted and be healed by me.
‘But happy are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear! I tell you solemnly, many prophets and holy men longed to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.
‘You, therefore, are to hear the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the evil one comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the man who received the seed on the edge of the path. The one who received it on patches of rock is the man who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But he has no root in him, he does not last; let some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, and he falls away at once. The one who received the seed in thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the lure of riches choke the word and so he produces nothing. And the one who received the seed in rich soil is the man who hears the word and understands it; he is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.’
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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