Friday, 1 February 2013

Bantry Parish Newsletter - Weekend of 3rd February 2013

Bantry Hospice Project are holding their Annual Mass in the Hospital Chapel on Tuesday February 5th at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

 New Parish Assembly; New Assembly members who have not yet been approached will be invited on board this coming week. Letters of appointment will follow. There will be two evening sessions and one Saturday session to prepare these new members.
19th February             7.30pm – 9.00pm
26th February             7.30pm – 9.00pm
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.

Cork Theology Forum - Come to the Water – Perspectives on Baptism.
Bishop Michael Mayes gives introductory talk followed by group discussion & response.
Topic What is the call & the meaning of our Baptism?
What is the background to this important sacrament?
Tuesday Evening 5th Feb. 8pm-9.30pm.
Venue: Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork
Bookings & Queries: 021-4509574
Mealagh Valley
The 4th Annual 10 mile Mealagh Valley Ring Run organised by Bantry Athletic Association will take place on Sunday 10th February. Starting time for walkers is 10.00AM and 11.00AM for runners. Walkers must register by 9.15 AM, Runners must register by 10.15AM. For more information or to register log onto

Progressive 45 Card Drive will be held on Saturday 9th February at 9pm in the Mealagh Valley Community Hall. Entry fee 10.00. All Welcome.


Date for your Diary: Kealkil Tidy Towns are holding a Quiz in Collins Pub at 8pm on Friday 8th February. All are welcome. 
PAKT (Parents & Kids together) now has places in its weekly kids clubs for new members. For more info. contact Úna Chambers, YMCA, Old Barrack Rd., Bantry (027) 514 61 or email 
 The Bantry Bay Lions, in partnership with the HSE and the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP), will be organizing a free short course on suicide prevention at the WCDP building (old Gaelscoil) on Mon. February 4 from 10-1pm. The course, SafeTalk, provides training that prepares anyone over the age of 18 to be alert to persons with thoughts of suicide & connect them to suicide first aid resources. Anyone interested please email the Bantry Bay Lions at or access their website at and click on ‘Suicide Prevention’ where you will be presented with a box to enter your contact details. You can also register by calling the WCDP office at 027-52266.
Bantry Defibrillator Group would like to thank the people of Bantry for their generous support at our Church Gate collection held recently. We raised a total of €1136.15 which will go towards the cost of replacing out of date pads & batteries in the 6 external defibrillators placed around Bantry area. Our next training session will be held in the Bantry Boys club on Monday February 4th so do come along and learn CPR and other life saving techniques.


Coomhola School enrolling pupils for 2013/14 school year on Friday Feb. 8th from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m.
Gaelscoil Bheanntraí – Open Day: An Open Day will take place for all new enrolments for September 2013 on Thursday, 21st February 2013 at 3.00 p.m. Children and parents will meet the Principal and the Junior Infants Class Teacher, Múinteoir Cristín will give a brief outline on how to prepare your child for school and you will have a chance to look around the school and it’s facilities. School Prospectus and enrolment forms will be available on the day. Please bring your child’s birth certificate with you – it will be photocopied and original returned to you. We look forward to meeting you all.

Date for Your Diary!
Table Quiz in Quay’s Bar at 8.30pm
on Friday 15th February in aid of
Carbery GAA Senior Football Team.
Teams of 4 @ €40.
Come and support your team.
Bantry Al-Anon Family Group 086 6042376.
Portacabin behind St Brendan's Church
Wednesday night at 8.30pm

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