Friday, 28 September 2012

Bantry Parish Bulletin - Sunday 30th September 2012

Calender: Mass Times and Intentions for the coming week - 01.10.12 to 07.10.12

Monday 1st October:
Bantry 10am: Eileen (Nell) Bennett - Slip Park - Months Mind

Tuesday 2nd October:
Bantry 10am: Peter O'Sullivan - Hospital Road, Bantry

Wednesday 3rd October:
Bantry 10am: Jim Giltinan - Chapel Street, Bantry
Hospital 5.30pm: Norman Reardan - Cork

Thursday 4th October:
Bantry 10am: Cornelius, Bridget & John Hurley - Droumclough

Friday 5th October: First Friday
Bantry 10am: Sheila O'Sullivan - Baurgorm, Bantry - Months Mind
Bantry 7.30pm: Seanie O'Leary - Blackrock Road and Cork
Kealkil: 7.30pm: People of the Parish

Saturday 6th October:
Hospital 10am: William & Elizabeth O'Brien &
deceased members of the O'Brien & Clifford families.
Bantry 6.15pm: Hannah Casey - Cahernecrin

Sunday 7th October: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Bantry 9am: Mary Casey - Seafield, Bantry
Coomhola 10am: Shannon Keohane - Corran, Coomhola
Kealkil 11am: Sean Lynch - Maughnaclea
Bantry 12noon: People of the Parish

The Deep End – Not One for Us

Fr. Timothy Radcliffe OP spoke recently (at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin) of the importance of pop music for young people.

‘For young people today, popular music is of vast importance in articulating their sense of hope & joy & also sometimes their sorrow & distress. Surely if we are to attend to them with compassion, then we must value that music, open our ears to it, & catch its nuances… we must give thanks to the composers & singers who offer our young water in the desert. Surrely we must be open to the creativity of popular music & accept its gifts.’

How refreshing to think that goodness & inspiration can come from the most unexpected of sources.

The disciples receive a lesson in openness today. ‘Not one of us’ is how they refer to the man from outside the group who is claiming to work ‘in Jesus’ name’. But Jesus responds with a different way of looking at things; ‘Whoever is not against us is for us,’ he advises. Don’t knock anyone’s faith.

How receptive are we to the many voices we hear and to the people we come across from day to day? Are we tuned in so we can hear and appreciate goodness and wisdom in their many guises? Fr. Radcliffe talks of being ‘open to creativity’. We must let the Spirit move as it will, and keep our eyes and ears peeled.
Triona Doherty – Athlone, Co. Roscommon. Email

First Friday
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday, 5th October next, after 10am Mass until 7.30pm Mass & you are invited to spend an hour in adoration.

First Friday Communion Calls  – next Friday 5th October.
Fr. Donal and Fr. Anthony will make their calls on the usual days this week.

Recent Parish Weddings
We congratulate Emma O’Donovan (Dromleigh North, Bantry) & Martin Mullins (Beacon Hill, Bantry) who were married in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry on Friday, 21st September last.
We wish Emma & Martin long & happy lives together.
We congratulate Ann McCarthy (Slip Grove, Bantry) & Patrick O’Mahony (Chapel Street, Bantry) who were married in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kealkil on Saturday, 22nd September last.
We wish Ann & Patrick long & happy lives together.
Recent Parish Baptisms:
Robyn Minehane (Lackareagh, Kealkil)
Réaltín Aoibheann O’Sullivan
(Derryduff More, Coomhola, )
Órna Fionnuala Magee (Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal)
We welcome them into our Christian Community
Do this in Memory” Next Sunday, 7th  October,  the 9am Mass at Bantry Church, the 10am Mass at Coomhola & the 11am Mass in Kealkil will involve the young people preparing for First Communion & their parents and guardians
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Padre Pio Prayer Group
Next Friday 5th October is First Friday. There will be Rosary & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Bantry Church at 6.45pm followed by Holy Mass & the Padre Pio Prayer at 7.30pm.

Heart Health Information Evening
A Heart Health public awareness evening hosted by Bantry General Hospital and the West Cork Community Services, will take place in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry on Friday 5th October 2012 from 6.30pm – 9pm.
Guest speaker, Dr. Peter Kearney, Consultant Cardiologist at Cork University Hospital will give a presentation on Heart Health at 7pm.
Information stands will focus on different aspects of your health including:
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Diet/ Cholesterol
  • Fitness levels
  • Understanding your medication
  • Know your entitlements and what supports are available for you
Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
Children’s Book Festival
The annual Children's Book Festival takes place at Bantry Library throughout October when children get the opportunity to meet and chat with some of their favourite writers like Mary Arrigan, Aileen McGovern, Babette Cole and Roisin Meaney. If any teacher of classes from schools in the Bantry area would like to attend any of the readings by these authors, they can book a slot by contacting the library on 027-50460.
A storytime for 4-8 year olds takes place on Saturday mornings during October at 11am (except Sat. 27th when the library will be closed for the bank holiday weekend).

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