Castleisland

Photo of three Churches

Church names left to right:  Immaculate Conceptin, Cordal.  Our Lady of Lourdes, Scartaglen and Saints Stephen and John, Castleisland.

Castleisland Parish Magazine  2018 now available in Churches.

Up Coming Events:

EASTER CEREMONIES 2019

Lent 2019

  • Opening our Hearts A Lenten Journey for families leaflet available in all churches.
  • Lenten Programme 2019 leaflet in all churches and on notice board.
  • Lenten Talk for Castleisland Pastoral Area entitled “Resting the Mind and Renewing the Heart” by Martina Lehane Sheehan in the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Thursday 14th March from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

Confirmation Date 2019

  • Tuesday 26th March at 11.00am

First Holy Communion Dates 2019

  • Castleisland Church:   Saturday 4th May at 11.00am.
  • Cordal Church:              Saturday 11th May at 11.00am.
  • Scartaglen Church:     Saturday 18th May at 11.00am.

Dates for 2019 Graveyard Masses:

  • Castleisland – Monday 1st July at 7.00pm (St John’s Cemetery)
  • Cordal – Monday 29th July at 7.00pm (Kilnananima Cemetery)
  • Scartaglen – Saturday 10th August at 10.00am

 

May the peace of the Risen Christ be with you!

Castleisland Parish Church Mass on line:  Parish Masses on Weekdays and Weekends are now available on line.  If you have access to the internet just log onto: www.churchservices.tv Click on Churches and type Castleisland.

Castleisland Parish Office
Noreen O’Sullivan, our Parish Secretary, is in the office between 9.00am and 2.00 pm from Monday to Friday.The office number is 066 7141241
Email castleisland@dioceseofkerry.ie For inquiries re baptisms, weddings, booked Masses and much more please feel free to call in or contact us by telephone.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Each Friday in Castleisland Parish Church from 11.30am to 6.45pm

Scartaglen Church on Mondays from 10.00am to 9.00pm

Readings for next weekend– are available on table near Sacristy door in Castleisland Parish Church

Confessions: Friday after 11.00am Mass and Saturday after the 6.15pm Vigil Mass

Baptism:  Congratulations on the birth of your child.

Baptisms in the Parish take place in Castleisland Parish Church after the  11.30am Mass on Sunday, In Cordal Church after the 9.30am on Sunday and in Scartaglen Church after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday.

An application form can be downloaded from this site (see below). Please complete the application form, together with your childs birth certificate. The application form can be handed into the parish office during office hours. Occasionally we get a request as to what are the requirements for Godparents. The following are the diocesan guidelines. A godparent must be a baptised Catholic who is at least sixteen years old, has received the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation, and is in good standing with the Catholic Church.  Most parents choose their children’s godparents because of a personal relationship. But “godparent” is not merely an honorary title we bestow because someone is a friend or because it’s a certain relative’s “turn.” A godparent is supposed to be involved in the faith formation of the child as a Catholic.
Application form for Baptism

House Blessing
If you would like to have your home blessed please contact the parish office and leave your details and we will contact you and to arrange a visit

New to the Parish
If you are new to our parish, we welcome you. We hope that you will feel part of the life of the parish. If you would like to register as a parishioner please contact the Parish Office.

Anniversary Mass on Tuesday and/or Friday Evenings
In the event of a Mass not being available for the anniversary of your loved one, a  shared Mass with more than one intention will be celebrated in Castleisland Parish Church usually Tuesday and/or Friday evening.  
Mass for the recently deceased and for the sick will be celebrated on alternate Mondays. Those who died recently, that we have been asked to remember through the parish office. Those who are sick will not be mentioned but will be prayed for at the Mass for the sick. It gives people an opportunity to be present at the Mass where their intention is remembered. Offerings for these Masses are divided between the parish and Charities. Over the past year we were able to support some local charities as well as some people from the parish who worked in poorer countries.
Safeguarding Children
Three parishioners have been trained in the parish. Further details on the Parish and Diocesan policy in relation to safeguarding children can be found on the notice board of the Churches of the Parish. 
Getting Married?
At least six months’ notice of the marriage should be given to the parish where the bride and groom live. A pre-nuptial enquiry form is completed by both the Bride and Groom. The State obliges you to give at least six months notice. For this purpose you may contact: Office of Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Health Service Executive, Kerry Community Services, Rathass, Tralee, tel: 066) 7195632. Couples are requested to attend a Pre Marriage Course as part of the marriage preparation. In Tralee, pre-marriage courses may be arranged through ACCORD, at St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee tel: (066) 7120194/7122280. Early booking is essential. Couples who may be considering doing courses other that ones organised by Accord are advised to speak to Fr Dan to ensure that the course meets the Church requirements. 

Primary Schools
Castleisland Boys National School              066 7142420
Scoil Ide, Curranes                                            066 7142021
Kilmurry National School                               066 7142356
Presentation Convent National School      066 7141147
Scartaglen National School                             066 7147104
Scoil Aogain                                                          066 7142022

Post Primary Schools
Presentation Secondary                               066 7141178
St Patrick’s Boys Secondary                       066 7141963
Community College                                        066 7141196  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Dan O'Riordan, P.P., V.F..,
 The Presbytery
 Castleisland
 Co Kerry
Telephone  066 7141241  e-mail:castleisland@dioceseofkerry.ie

Parish News Letter 7th April 2019

Easter Ceremonies 2019 EASTER CEREMONIES 2019

Parish News Letter 14th April 2019

Easter Sunday 21st April 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHURCH WEEKDAYS SATURDAY SUNDAY HOLY DAYS
St Stephen and St John, Castleisland Monday to Friday at 11.00am.  Weekday evening Monday Tuesday and Friday at 7.00pm
(No evening mass during summer)
6.15pm 11.30am  same as Sunday
Immaculate Conception, Cordal  As announced   9.30am  same as Sunday
Our Lady of Lourdes, Scartaglen As announced   10.30am  same as Sunday