There is a large programme of Church ceremonies this Easter weekend in Mitchelstown Parish.

Holy Thursday – Morning Prayer and Bible Reading 10am. Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm followed by procession to the Alter of Repose.

Adoration of the Lord at the Alter of Repose until 12 midnight. There will be a conducted Holy Hour of Prayer from 11pm to 12 midnight.

All Eucharistic Ministers are asked to be present at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday to renew their commitment. They are asked to line up at the sanctuary steps during the Prayers of the Faithful.

There will be Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm in Ballygiblin and Kilacluig Churches with Adoration until 9pm. Confessions on Thursday Parish Church 12 midday to 1pm.

Good Friday – Good Friday a day of fast and abstinence. Parish Church Morning Prayer and Bible Reading 10am. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Holy Communion 3pm. Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm. The Divine Mercy Novena will begin on Good Friday and finishes on the second Sunday of Easter, April 7.

Special ceremonies in the Church on the day from 2pm to 5pm. Confessions in the Parish Church 12 midday to 1pm.

Good Friday ceremonies in Ballygiblin and Kilacluig Churches. Passion of the Lord & Holy Communion 3pm; Stations of the Cross 7.30pm.

Holy Saturday - Prayer and Bible Reading at 10am; Easter Vigil Mass 9pm (candles will be provided). There will be no 7.30pm on Easter Saturday night. Confessions 12 midday to 1pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Easter Vigil Mass in Ballygiblin and Kilacluig at 9pm.

Masses on Easter Sunday as on every Sunday.


Mitchelstown U21 A footballers were well beaten by Clyda Rovers in the championship semi final at Castletownroche on Saturday last. Final score 0-19 to 0-3.


The death occurred during the past week of Noreen Fitzpatrick, 23 Benmore Estate, Ballyduff, Co Kerry. The late Noreen (nee Crowley) was a native of Mitchelstown. She had been ill for a while and died at a young age being in her early 50s. There was a large attendance at the removal on Friday evening from Lawlor’s Funeral Home, Ballyduff, to the local St Peter and Paul’s Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Interment took place to Rahela Cemetery. To her family and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


There will be a Coffee/Tea day at the residence of Paddy Ryan and family, Garryleigh, Mitchelstown, this Easter Monday from 10am to 5pm. Proceeds to Marymount Hospice. All are welcome to come along.