Friday, 15 February 2013

Bantry Bulletin - Weekend of 17th February 2013

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–

Sat. 16th February: After Ash Wednesday:

Hospital           10am      
Kevin McCarthy - Seskin
 Bantry:             6.15pm   
Michael Goggin – Barrack Street

Sun. 17th February: First Sunday of Lent.

Bantry:                  9am     
Finbarr Coughlan - Scart
Coomhola:           10am     
Geraldine Coakley - Snave
Kealkil:                11am      
Christy O’Reilly - Gurteenroe           
Bantry:                 12noon             
People of the Parish

Mon. 18th February: 1st Week of Lent:

                Bantry:             10am       Bridie Cronin – Georges Row
                Bantry:             7.30pm    Jerry Daly – Shannonvale, Clonakilty


Tues. 19th February: 1st Week of Lent:  

                Bantry:             10.00am,               Annie May O’Mahony - Glandore
                Bantry:           87.30pm               Dermot Hurley - Drimoleague


Wed. 20th February: 1st Week of Lent:

Bantry:             10am       Mary O’Donoghue – Newbridge, Skibbereen
Hospital;          5.30pm    Donal O’Sullivan – Seskin Park

Thurs. 21st February: 1st Week of Lent:

                Bantry:             10am       Paddy & Nancy O’Shea – Gories, Bantry
                Bantry:             7.30pm    Nancy O’Sullivan – Newtown East – Months Mind

Friday 22nd  February:

Bantry:             10am       Mary Griffin – Reenrour East
                Kealkil:            7.30pm    John O’Sullivan – Curraghglass, Kealkil


Sat. 23rd  February: 1st Week of Lent:

                Hospital           10am       Con Keane - Kealkil
                Bantry:           6.15pm    Arthur O’Connor & his daughter Catherine O’Connor - Barrack Road
                Bantry:           7.00pm    Mass in Polish

Sun. 24th February: Second Sunday of Lent.

                Bantry:                  9am    Patrick McSweeney – Shanavalla – 1st Anniversary
                Coomhola:           10am     Teddy O’Driscoll - Snave
                Kealkil:                11am   Kathleen & Jeremiah Keohane – Incharoe, Kealkil
                Bantry:                 12noon              People of the Parish

First Assembly Meeting;
Tueday, February 19th at 7.30pm in the Parish Room, upstairs in the Sacristy of St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry. Looking forward to seeing you all.

 Further meetings will be on  26th February (7.30pm – 9.00pm) and  9th March (10.00am - 4.00pm)
The first meeting of the new Assembly will be on March 12th. All of the above sessions will be facilitated by Sister Karen Kent of the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office. The Venue will be announced later.

Recent Parish Baptisms:

Ruairí Tadhg O’Donovan (Seskin, Bantry) & Michaela Kate Tooher (Kealkil)
We welcome them into our Christian Community

World Day of Prayer – Organised by Women

This years service will take place at 8pm on Friday 1st March at Bantry Hospital Chapel.
A Preparatory Bible Study will be held at the new Ian Conner Room behind St. Brendan’s Church, Bantry on Thursday 14th, 21st & 28th February. 10.30am-12noon. Enquries: Arethusa Greacen tel. 027-50166
Community News

Bantry Basketball Club: AGM takes place on Wednesday 20th February next at 8pm in the Boys’ Club. All Parents of players are requested to attend to ensure the club’s future.
Bantry Basketball Club Children’s Table Quiz: Bantry Boys Club – Saturday 23rd  February Registration at 7pm. For ages 8-14 years. Team of 4: €20/team. Prizes for best team name & different ages & Raffle prizes.  Fully supervised.  All welcome.

Bantry Historical Society: The next meeting of the Society will take place at 8pm in the Maritime Hotel (note different venue) on 19th February when Connie Kelleher will speak on “Piracy and Prostitution in West Cork in early 17th Century”. Keep 20th March free for the following meeting about the Famine. As part of Bantry Historical Society Photo Project to record the town, as it is now, exterior photographs of the shops and various businesses have been taken. The next phase is group photographs of owners and staff. Businesses will be contacted in the near future about this.

Spring Clean & Support Kealkil N.S.
Kealkil N.S. Parent’s Association are running a ‘Cash for Clobber’ fundraiser at the school next week. From Monday 18th next through until Thursday 21st morning only (as it is collection day), the school are accepting bags of clothing to be recycled locally in Ireland. This is the perfect opportunity to spring clean & benefit your local school. The following can be donated: - all types of clothing, bags & shoes, hats & belts, towels & curtains and bed linen. Place the items in black bin bags and drop off at the school during school hours 9.20am to 3pm. Any enquiries contact the school at 027 66298.

Retail Skills FETAC level 4 Course to commence on Tuesday 5th March in Bantry. 3 mornings per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 9.30am – 1.30pm for 10 weeks. Info. session on Tuesday 26th March 10am in St Goban’s College, Bantry. For info. contact  Kathryn in WCDP at 087-9876390 or Teresa in VEC at 028-40293.
FREE Health Checks at Primary Care Information Evening
A FREE pre-diabetes check, blood pressure check, and fitness test are available to members of the public at the Bantry Primary Care Information evening, which will be held next Tuesday, February 19th, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm in the Primary Care Centre, The Quays, Bantry (follow the signs outside the Maritime Hotel).  The event is also a chance to meet the Primary Care Team – Public Health Nurses, Home Help Organiser, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist, Community Mental Health Nurse and Community Worker, among others, and find out what services they offer.  All are welcome to drop in  any time between 5.00 and 8.00pm. 
Fadó Festival – Bantry 15th-17th March.
Lots of free events, wear your own period costume, live music & storytelling. Streets by lamplight. Children’s Fancy dress at Square on Sun.17th followed by children’s ceili. Old time dancing from 9.30pm. See posters for full list of events

Bingo in aid of Bantry lifeboat in the Mariner (over the brick oven) every Monday night. €500 jackpot this Monday night.




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