Saturday, 15 June 2013

The  Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time  
                                                    Sunday June 16th  2013   

The Deep End – Whose feet will you wash?
It is hard to read a Gospel Story about the woman who washes and kisses the feet of Jesus without thinking of another foot-washing story – when Jesus washes the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper.
The woman in this story has a jar of ointment, and that seems to be all. She uses her tears to wash the feet of Jesus, and her hair to wipe them away. She gives everything she has, & throws herself totally at the mercy of Jesus, who sees the openness & humility of the gesture & responds with love.
This story also brings to mind an image which captured the public imagination earlier this year, when Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 inmates at a juvenile prison in Rome on Holy Thursday, in a powerful sign of the emphasis he wised to place on service. ‘Among us the one who is highest up must be at the service of others. This is a symbol, it is a sign – washing your feet means I am at your service. And we are too, among each other,’ he told them.  Saint Basil once posed the question: ‘If you live alone, whose feet will you wash?’ We are called to live in relationship with others & to be at the service of others. The woman in the story has been shown such forgiveness & love, & is overwhelmed at her encounter with Jesus. Because he shows her such love, she is able to respond with love. We too are loved, and we have love to share. How can we show that love in the service of others?                                     Trina Doherty (

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions

Mon. 17th  June: 11th week in Ordinary Time:
                       Bantry:                    10am             Mrs. Mary Hodnett – Orchard Hill
Tues. 18th June: 11th Week in Ordinary Time:
                      Bantry:                    10.00am        Patricia O’Shea – Inchinagown, Coomhola
Wed. 19th June: 11th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Romuald was a monk who lived a life of strict penance & solitude. He established many monasteries, most notably at Camaldoli in Tuscany. He died in 1027
                      Bantry                     10.00am        Timmy & Joan McCarthy – St. Canneras Place
Hospital;                  5.30pm         Sonny Cronin - Seskin

Thurs 20th June: 11th Week in Ordinary Time: Blessed Irish Martyrs.Seventeen Irish Martyrs, men & women, cleric &
lay, who per  put to death for the Catholic Faith between 1579 & 1654 were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992.

Bantry:                    10am             Mary Goggin – Cork & Whiddy Island
Bantry:                   7.30pm         Traditional Latin Mass
Friday 21st  June: 11th Week in Ordinary Time:  St. Aloysius Gonzaga joined the Jesuits. As a model novice he worked in the
plague hospital & caught the fever, dying in 1691 at the age of 23. Patron of Youth.

Bantry:                    10am             Kitty Cronin (5th Anniversary) & Christy Cronin (Month’s Mind) - Gurteenroe
Kealkil:                    7.30pm         Pat O’Leary – Cahirmounteen, - 1st Anniversary
Sat. 22nd  June: 11th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Paulinus 355-431, bishop of Nola in the Campania. 
St. John Fisher 1469-1535, as Vice-chancellor, built Christ’s & St. John’s Colleges, Cambridge. Bishop of Rochester. His love of
truth brought about his death. 
St. Thomas More 1478-1535, the first commoner to be Lord Chancellor of England,
suffered martyrdom also under Henry VIII. Patron of lawyers & those in public life.
                     Hospital                   10am             Donie McCarthy – Slip Grove & Maughnaclea
                     Bantry:                    6.15pm         Donal & Frances McCarthy - Drinagh
Sun.  23rd June: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time:
                      Bantry:                         9am          Maisie Hunt - Glengarriff
                     Coomhola:                   10am     Tom  & Bridie Triggs - Borlin
                     Kealkil:                        11am         Madge O’Sullivan - Droumsullivan
                     Bantry:                        12noon     People of the Parish     

Father's Day Prayer 

God our Father, in Your wisdom and love

You made all things.
Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honour them always with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Youth Choir – Coomhola Church  

There will be a youth choir taking place for the months of July and August at Coomhola Church.  Children from the Community of 3rd, 4th,5th and 6th classes are welcome to join and also teenagers are very welcome.  There will be practices taking place on Saturday the 22nd and 29th June from 7.00 to 8.30 (preferably no parents to stay during practice).  We look forward to seeing as many singers as possible. Please contact (086-1012029) with any queries.    

Rotas for Ministers of the Eucharist & the Word (July-December 2013) are now available for collection from the Sacristy or Parish Office. Thank you.


Died Recently
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the family, relatives & friends of
Richard (Dick) Deasy (Bantry).

 May he rest in peace

Station Mass – Spring 2013
Friday 21st June @ 8pm.
Denis & Catherine Keohane
Corran, Cooleenlemane, Derrynakilla, Farranfadda, Inchinagown, Kealanine

Recent Parish Baptisms:
Daniel Paul Sheehan
(Chapel Hill Court, Kealkil, Bantry)
Culainn James Vaughan
(Cul na Greine, Bantry)
We welcome them into our Christian Community


June 17th to June 23rd 2013 is Global Awareness Week for Motor Neurone Disease, a debilatating, terminal illness.  A fundraiser in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association will be held in The Maritime Hotel next Saturday June 22nd between 10.30am to 1pm. A raffle will also be held on the day.  Please come & enjoy a cuppa & chat your support would be greatly appreciated

Bantry Neighbourhood Watch Updates
At this months’ meeting of Bantry Neighbourhood Watch, there was a review of the modern alarms that have been fitted over the last number of years. There have been in excess of 100 alarms fitted successfully throughout the town in recent times and these have proved invaluable to the residents. Personal home monitoring alarms are available to people living alone and over 65 years of age in the Bantry town area. The Committee advise people to test their alarms once every 3 months to make sure they are in working order. Bantry Neighbourhood Watch is now accepting names for the new round of alarms available. Contact John McCarthy of McCarthy Meats or Cormac McCarthy of McCarthys Sports Shop,  Bantry for details. 

St Colums Cúl Camp! 

The St. Colum's GAA Cúl Camp will take place August 19th-23rd. Children aged 6-13 can attend. Sign up atùlcamp. If you have any queries about the camps, please contact Tom Farley on 086 851 1293.


Unsightly Notices:
Under no circumstances are notices to be attached to the walls of the porches. Already two such unauthorised notices have caused paint to peel. If you have a notice please apply to the Sacristy first.

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