Friday, 11 January 2013

Parish Newsletter - Sunday 13th January 2013

The Deep End - Be a signpost

John the Baptist was a man whose life was driven by one mission: to point people to Jesus. We may think today of all of those people in our lives who have inspired us, strengthened our faith and pointed us to Jesus. Luke places a special emphasis on Jesus at prayer in his Gospel. Jesus prays at the most important moments of his life. In today’s Gospel, while Jesus is praying we hear that the heavens opened. That doesn’t mean it started lashing rain but in Jesus’ time it meant that the barrier between this world and the next had been opened. We get an image of the Trinity as God’s voice is heard and a dove descends. These are all signs to show us that Jesus is the Beloved Son of God, and that this is the beginning of his mission.

We can think of our own Baptism today and what that means. We are all sons and daughters of God and have been moved into the life of God at our Baptism and at our Confirmation. That means that we have a responsibility to be part of God’s mission. We are called to take on that responsibility in our parishes, communities, families and in society. We have a responsibility, like John did, to point the way to God.

Jane Mellett Email
Unite for Life
You are invited to the second UNITE FOR LIFE Rally taking place on Saturday January 19th at 4.30 pm in Merrion Square Dublin. Coaches will leave from St Mary’s Dominican Church Pope’s Quay, Cork at 11.30 am.with a further pickup at the Silver Springs Hotel. Booking essential from Mary Lynch at 085 8328822.Your support is vital to uphold Ireland’s pro-life ethos.
For Coach pick up in Drimoleague – contact Denis O’Leary on 028-21038
GROW – World Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland. Helping People who have suffered or are suffering mental health problems to help themselves. Members are helped recover from all forms of mental breakdown or indeed, to prevent such happening. Supported by the HSE & Dept. of Health. All welcome to GROW meetings held every Tuesday at 7.30pm at the WCDP Resource Centre, Main St.
Parenting Course, covering all ages, begins shortly. Information evening will take place at WCDP Resource Centre, Main Street at 7.30pm on Wed. 16th Jan. For more details contact Anna- 087-9892150.
Bantry Lifeboat Dinner Dance
Saturday 26th January at 8.30pm
The Maritime Hotel
Live music with ‘Never Heard of Them’
Back by popular demand –
live horse racing.
Tickets only €25
including dinner & live music.
Tickets from, Bridge Street, Bantry
(Tel: 027-51624)
6 week weight loss challenge commences westlodge hotel bantry Wednesday 16th of january @8pm suitable for men and women 40 euro for six weeks . To secure your place call 086/6002117.
It's night class time again at
Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai.
Meet the tutors, Signing on night with deposits is Tues. Jan 15th, 5pm-7.30pm.
The following classes are being offered.
1. Stress Management with Liz Ewing €48 (3x 2hrs)
2. Chi Jung with Patrick Cotter (8x1hr),€70
3. Introduction to Computer+main softwarepackages with Rita Kearney (8x2hr..)€100.
4. Planning+growing vegetables with Claudia Deane, (5x2hr) - €80
5. Exciting cooking with chef, Gemma Hunt (6x2hr) €100
6. Advanced Digital Photography with Eileen O'Leary (10x 2hrs) €130
7. Getting to grips with your digital camera (8x2hrs..Thurs night class) €100
8.Watercolours with Barry Dawkes, (8x2hr) €100
9. Conversational Spanish with Andrea Quioros (8x 1.5hrs) €100.
Enquiries to 027056434/ /

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