Friday, 21 December 2012

Parish Newsletter - Sunday 23rd December 2012

We wish you, and your family members everywhere, a blessed and joyous Christmas.
At whatever moment you are in life, may the Christ Child come to you and live in your hearts always.
Fr. Donal.          Fr. Anthony.
Christmas Church Services
Penitential Service
Will take place this Sunday at 6.00pm in Bantry Church. A large number of priests will be in attendance.
There will be Confessions in Bantry Church on Christmas Eve at 12.00noon
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Monday 24th December: Christmas Eve
Bantry: 10am - Timothy Kelleher - Cappanaboul
Bantry: 6.15pm - Family Mass
Bantry: 10pm - Christmas Vigil with carol singing from 9.40pm before Mass
Coomhola: 12am Midnight Mass

Tuesday 25th December: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
Hospital: 8am - Dawn Mass
Bantry: 9am
Coomhola: 10am
Kealkil: 11am
Bantry: 12noon

Wednesday 26th December: St. Stephen, First Martyr:
Bantry: 10am - Dermot O'Connell - Chapel Street
Hospital: 5.30pm Liam Coakley - Blackrock Road

Parish Calendars & Christmas cards showing the Christmas Services are available at the Church Porches. Please take one for your home and for your family & friends.
Bantry Parish & Friends Pilgrimage to Lourdes
22nd – 27th September 2013
Accompanied by Spiritual Director
Ex-Cork.  Accommodation at the Agena Hotel
Please see Church Porches for details
& Parish Office for booking forms
Bantry Rowing Club’s Christmas Day Swim
will be held as usual at the Abbey slip on Christmas Day at one o’clock sharp. Funds to go to Father Joe McCarthy in Peru. All welcome.
Bantry Defibrillator Group needs the help of local people to collect 250 old mobile phones so we can receive a free Defibrillator for the Bantry area from Kavanagh Environmental. Boxes are placed in the Credit Unoin, Teddy O Briens and the Library for these phones. The Group would like to thank everyone for their continuous support and wish you all a very merry Christmas and health and happiness in the New Year.
Home Alone This Christmas?
Don’t be home alone this Christmas if you would like some company. Senior Help Line is a national confidential telephone listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers. We are open every day over Christmas, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, from 10 am to 10pm, (closed Christmas evening from 7-10pm). All calls are treated as strictly confidential. We are here to listen. LoCall 1850 440 444 @ price of a local call anywhere in Ireland.
The annual GOAL mile will take place on Christmas Day leaving the lower car park opposite the Garda station at 12.45. All are welcome to walk, jog or run a mile in aid of GOAL. Enquiries to 0879254057
You are cordially invited to the Annual Bantry Interdenominational Carol Service this Sunday evening in St Brendan's Church of Ireland at 8 pm.
The service takes the traditional form of Lessons and carols. We are delighted to say that the combined choirs of St Finbarr's, Bantry, and Sacred Heart Church, Glengarriff, will lead the congregation in the singing of the glorious traditional carols. Why not begin your preparation in the true meaning Christmas by coming along to this traditional service?

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