Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Most Holy body & blood of christ  

Sunday June 2nd 2013         Vol. 9. No. 23

Ministry of Parish Catechist
Under the auspices of the Pastoral Development Office it is proposed to begin the training programme for this ministry in January 2014 here in Cork. This is a two year training programme which will include four days of lectures each year and five hours personal study per week, with assignments to be submitted. The course will lead to a qualification of a Certificate or Diploma. Following the training the successful candidates will be commissioned by the Diocese to become the Parish Catechist – a voluntary ministry working alongside and with the direction of the parish clergy in sacramental preparation with families. Information sessions will be held in the Autumn prior to application and interview. Full details are available from your Parish Clergy.

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions

Mon. 3rd June: 9th week in Ordinary Time: St. Kevin was a native of Leinster & grew up in Kilnamanagh, where he received his early religious formation. Wishing to be a hermit, he crossed the mountains to Glendalough & settled in Disert Caoimhghin at the foot of the upper lake. But disciples began to gather round him. Gradually the great monastsic settlement grew, and spread through the glen after his death in 618.
                     Bantry:                    10am             Helen & Christy Crowley – The Square, Bantry
Tues. 4th June: 9th Week in Ordinary Time: Ss Charles Lwanga & companions, Martyrs. 22 Ugandan youths martyred in 1886.
                     Bantry:                    10.00am,       Phillip Dix – Church Road
Wed. 5th June: 9th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Boniface 673-754, was born at Crediton in Devonshire & educated in monastery schools in England. He went as a missionary to Germany. He founded monasteries in Bavaria, including Fulda in 735.
                     Bantry                     10.00am        John & Kitty Cadogan – Old Barrack Road
                     Hospital;                  5.30pm         Billy O’Donovan - Newtown

Thurs 6th June: 9th Week in Ordinary Time:.St. Jarlath is said to have been a disciple of St. Enda, & was taught also by St. Benignus. He became abbot-bishop of the monastery he founded at Tuam in the 6th century.
Bantry:                    10am             Michael Moran - Ardnagaoithe
Friday 7th June: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Bantry:                    10am             Paud O’Grady – Ardnagaoithe
Bantry:                   7.30pm         Joe Flynn – Durrus – 1st Anniversary
Kealkil:                    7.30pm         William Kearney - Droumsullivan
Sat. 8th June: 9th Week in Ordinary Time: The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary: St. Colman (Macholmoc) of Dromore, Co. Down spent most of his life in that area. Possibly he studied under Caetan of Nendrom, Co. Down & was persuaded by St. Mac Nissi to settle at Dromore c. 514.
                     Hospital                   10am             Mathew Keane Caher.  Also Dan & Sheila O’Shea &  
                                                                          Jerome O’Shea Caher
                     Bantry:                    6.15pm         Peggy O’Sullivan & her brother Owen O’Sullivan –    
                                                                         Dromclough East

Sun.  9th June: 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time: St. Columba, also known as Columcille, was born in Gartan, Co. Donegal in 521 & was of royal lineage. He studied under St. Finnian of Moville & St. Finnian of Clonard. He founded monasteries in Derry, Durrow, Iona and possibly Kells.
                     Bantry:                         9am          Michael Coen - Bantry
                     Coomhola:                   10am        James & Mary Cronin - Traenamadree
                     Kealkil:                        11am         Jack & Bridie Murphy – Cahirmounteen
                     Bantry:                        12noon     People of the Parish

Recent Parish Baptisms:

Michael Paul Sheehan
(Chapel Hill Court, Kealkil)
We welcome him into our Christian Community

Corpus Christi
Last Sunday, we had a lovely procession in Coomhola – sincere thanks for the wonderful arrangements made there. With so few flowers blooming yet, they managed to brighten up the environs to an amazing degree.
This Sunday, we process after the 11.00am Mass in Kealkil & the 12 noon Mass in Bantry. As with Coomhola, the First Communion Children play a central role & we look forward to schools, families & all parishioners taking part.
This year there is another feature on the initiative of the Holy Father – A Holy Hour of Devotion before the Blessed Sacrament. We hope to link in with Rome with our Holy Hour from 4.00pm to 5.00pm in Bantry Church. So, after the Procession, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in Bantry Church until the end of Holy Hour. 

Loving God
be with me now,
as I prepare for my exams.
Thank you for the many talents and gifts you have
given me and for the opportunity of education.
Calm my nerves and anxiety, help me
to remember all that I have studied,
to express it clearly and to answer the questions
the very best that I can.
Holy Spirit, sit with me in my exam
- and always.
In Jesus' name
Good Luck & Best Wishes to all Leaving & Junior Certificate Students who begin their exams on Wednesday next.
May the Holy Spirit bless and guide them.

National Vigil for Life – Saturday 8th June 2013-05-27 Merrion Square, Dublin from 3pm to 4pm. 

Please pull out all the stops – come yourself & spread the word!
The Government intends to legalise abortion in July. In June the legislation will be debated in the Dail & Seanad, so early June is a crucial time to show that a huge number of pro-life people all over Ireland oppose this. The vigil will send a clear, positive message about safeguarding the lives of mothers and babies in pregnancy.
What can I do?
Pray. Come to the Vigil (posters will be provided on the day). Spread the Word to family, friends and anyone you know. Organise a bus yourself or ask someone to organise one – and let the Pro-Life Campaign now at the number below:
More Information: On facebook: National Vigil for Life page
On Twitter: @NatVigil4Life By Email: By phone: (087) 2668702 (about buses going or other information)

A bus will be organised to go to the Pro-Life Vigil in Dublin on Saturday next June 8th if enough people from Beara and environs are interested in going.  If  can go to Dublin on that day and you are interested in travelling by bus, please ring 086 8473997 before Wednesday of this week.  The bus will be travelling through Glengarriff and turning off at Ballylickey to take the Cousane Road and can pick people up en route.  The cost of the bus will depend on numbers.

Blessing of St Anthony’s Lillies on 13th June
Thursday June 13th is the feast day of St.Anthony. We encourage everyone to bring Lillies to be blessed at the 10.00 o’clock Mass on that day.

For Boys and Girls aged 6 – 13 years. Takes place Monday July 8th to Friday July 12th. Coaches taking part – Laura O’Sullivan, Rory Deane, Donagh O’Sullivan, Tom Clancy, Damian Cahalane, Eamon Ryan, Noel O’Leary & Terry O’Neill.

Bantry Defibilrillator Group

The Community Hall in the Mealagh Valley will be the venue for the Group's next monthly practice session. This will be going ahead on Wednesday evening June 5th at 8pm so do come along and watch trained members perform CPR and use a defibrillator. Have a go yourself and learn at your own pace. Members are happy to give a step by step guide to learning this life saving technique.

Please bring along any old mobile phones you may have as we can trade these in for a new defibrillator for the Bantry area. Hope to see you there.

Blood Pressure Clinic

There will be a Blood Pressure Clinic held at the Bantry Primary Care Health Centre, Maritime Hotel, Bantry on Wednesday, 5th June 2013 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All welcome to attend this free, confidential service offered by the HSE and your local Public Health Nurse.  It’s important for people of all ages to have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis

West Cork Wheelers

West Cork Wheelers is holding a family fun day in aid of Bantry Hospice on Fathers Day Sunday 16th June at Bridge House, Pearson’s Bridge @ 3pm.  Barbecue, bouncing castle, music and entertainment.  Everybody welcome.  The West Cork Wheelers are undertaking a gruelling 3 day cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head July 2013 to raise much needed funds for Bantry Hospice.

Plant and Cake Sale in Glengarriff Hall on Sunday 16th June at 12.00pm. All proceeds go to Derrycreha National School.

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