Saturday, 25 May 2013

The Most Holy Trinity 
Sunday May 26th 2013                                             Vol. 9. No. 22

Elizabeth Johnson describes the Trinity as a flowering plant with its deep invisible root (God), its green stem reaching into the world from that root (Son) and its flower (Spirit) which opens to spread beauty and fragrance and to fructify the earth with fruit and seed.
And it is all the one living plant. We are invited into community with God, to take our place at the table and embrace the relationship that is offered to us. God is community, a community built on love in all its forms. As we bless ourselves today, remember that we are symbolising that great mystery of God that community of persons, the relationships of love that we are invited into, relationships of giving and receiving, relationships of community and life.                           
Jane Mellet (Email:

Recent Parish Baptisms:

Darragh Patrick Cronin  
(Raheen, Bantry),
Benjamin Graham Kennedy-O’Donoghue
(Cúl na Gréine,
Newtown East, Bantry)
We welcome them into our Christian Community

You are invited to an illustrated presentation on the work of Cork Cancer Research Centre, given by Dr. Declan Soden, Manager of the Centre, on Thursday next May 30th in the Bantry Bay Hotel at 8.30pm. This will be followed by the presentation of the proceeds of the annual fundraiser for this very worth cause. Refreshments  served, admission is free & all are very welcome.

Died Recently
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of Carmel Connolly (nee Sugrue) (Newtown East, Bantry)  who died on 22nd May, 2013. 
May she rest in peace

Kealkill Tidy Towns Cake Sale
June 2nd in Collins Pub after Mass.. Anyone that would like to donate baking to this Sale is very welcome to do so. Baking can be dropped off at Collins Pub before Mass.

Let’s talk Mental Health discussion with topic being “Is mental Health everyone’s business?” Monday 27th May 12-1pm on Cumasú Bus atop the Square, Bantry (By fire station). Free event. Opened by Minister Kathleen Lynch. See Posters in Church Porches for timetable of events.

Transition Year Swim with Steve Redmond:
Coláiste Phobail Bheanntraí Transition Year Students have organised a swim from Bantry Pier on Sunday 26th May at 12.30pm in Aid of Co-Action.  Special guests Steve Redmond & Damien O’ Donovan will be swimming with the students. Tea and Coffee served after.  We would welcome your support.

45 Progressive Card Drive will take place in the Mealagh Valley Community Centre on Saturday 1st of June at 9.30pm sharp. Adm. €10 including tea/refreshments. All welcome.

Calling all boys and girls.... Under age Quiz and Disco at St Colums hall on May 31st from 6.30 to 9.30. €5 a head, everyone gets a prize, families welcome, teas and coffee served. A fun filled family night out.

€1000 prize Bingo in Boys’ Club in  aid of Our Lady of Mercy NS on Sunday 2 June at 8.30 p.m. Great fun night for all the family – Bank holiday weekend!  Great prizes!

Recent Weddings
We congratulate Martina Collins (Scart, Bantry) & Anthony Auffret (Pontrieux, France) who were married in St. Joseph’s   Church, Coomhola on Friday, 17th May, 2013.
We wish Martina & Anthony
long and happy lives together.

Our congratulations also go to Lorraine Swanton (Moulakeve, Bantry) & Brian Wilmot
(Bandon, Co. Cork) who were married in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry on Saturday 18th May, 2013. 
We wish Lorraine & Brian long & happy lives together.

€1000 prize Bingo in Boys’ Club in  aid of Our Lady of Mercy NS on Sunday 2 June at 8.30 p.m. Great fun night for all the family – Bank holiday weekend!  Great prizes!

Bantry and District Cardiac Support Group:  Monthly meeting will take place on Tues 28th May at 8 pm at The Family Resource Centre Main Street Bantry. A talk and demonstration will be given by a member of the Bantry Defibrillator Group. This will be followed by an informal chat and refreshments. Details contact: Catherine Cahalane (Cardiovascular RHN)    0867871552 or John (Group Secretary)    0864048821

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