SeanMurphy     completed his pastoral placement on Sunday last. He has been in St. Brendan’s since last September and feels enriched by his time with us. He began his 12-week chaplaincy course in the Ulster Hospital, Belfast on Wednesday last. We wish him every success.

As part of the lay ministry programme, Theresa Elumelu led a short prayer service in Bhaile Mhuire each Tuesday and Saturday during March and April. It provided a valuable contact with the elderly who attend the Centre. We are hoping to extend that ministry. If you are interested, you will receive training and the prayer service is prepared for you. It will involve one morning a week for about one hour. Pease contact the Parish Office.

Sr deLourdes   I t is almost 25 years since Sr de Lourdes was appointed as Parish Sister. She had worked as a teacher in Holy Family School from 1976—1999 and following her early retirement, she began her new role as Parish Sister. 
During her years in the Pastoral Centre, she has supported many ministries such as the Baptism Group, St Vincent de Paul Society, Rainbows, St Joseph’s Young Priests Society, the Mothers Prayer Group as well as her welcoming presence in the Pastoral Centre. After a quarter of a century of service, she has decided to retire from her role. The Parish Pastoral Council are organising a farewell celebration to mark this significant event. The celebration will take place on Monday February 12th at 2.30pm. It will be our opportunity to express our gratitude as well as wishing her a long and happy retirement. All are welcome to attend.


Sean Murphy  

to Sean Murphy our Kerry seminarian and doing his placement in our parish this year, who was ordained deacon last weekend.
We wish him every blessing in his ministry. 

What can a deacon do? A deacon can do most of the functions of a priest except celebrate Mass, hear confessions and anoint the sick.

We pray God’s blessing on Sean and his family at this special time.

Watch the video by Louise Quill showing what has been achieved at the Tír na nÓg facility for orphaned children in Tanzania.  

Just click here or on the image below. 

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To find out more about Tír na nÓg Children's Foundation visit

 Sean Murphy A word of welcome to Sean Murphy from Glencar who is a student for the priesthood for the diocese of Kerry and has been assigned to our parish for this year for his pastoral placement—from this week until next April. He previously spent two weeks in our parish during June. We welcome him to our parish and wish him every blessing in his assignment.  


If you are a taxpayer and have kindly donated €250 or more in total in the past year, this scheme allows the Parish to claim a refund on the tax paid on that amount. This includes contributions to the weekly envelope collection, Easter dues,
Christmas dues and November Offerings.
Many thanks to those who have returned their CHY3 form so that we can submit a claim. Sincere thanks to all who support our parish collections during the year.
For further information, please contact the Parish Office. 

Please join the pupils and staff for our annual Christmas Carol Service. There are some remarkable performances of Christmas favourites and specially chosen pieces to enjoy.
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Mercy Mounthawk Carol Service in aid of St Vincent de Paul.
If you wish to contribute, please use the link 

We express our closeness in prayer and support for those with the Covid-19 virus and those impacted in any way by it in what are very difficult circumstances. We are mindful especially of those seriously ill in hospital, those who have died, and family and loved ones.

We wish to express our thanks to priests and sacristans as well as the many volunteers in our churches who ensure that all the requirements around the sanitising of our churches are observed. We also acknowledge with gratitude the care and help of undertakers in implementing the restrictions.

We want to highlight some points that we consider important in relation to the implementation of public health guidelines in the context of bereavements and funerals. We do so for the benefit of all concerned – mourners, undertakers, neighbours and friends as well as priests and public authorities –, that we might have a common understanding of good practice around funerals aimed at keeping people safe from the virus. It is vital we take all precautions to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. In offering this guidance we recognise and appreciate that the vast majority of Catholics carefully observe the public health guidelines.