Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The  seventeenth Sunday in ordinary time  
             Sunday july 28th  2013     

Fr. Liam Lawton is widely known for his spiritual and inspirational music, which has touched the lives of many thousands of people across the world. In saying a sincere thanks to Fr. Donal and Fr. Anthony, bidding them farewell and wishing them all the best in their new appointments, I want to borrow some words from Fr. Liam; words from a song of blessing on those whose company we have shared and who take leave to journey on.

“As you go may your heart be strong;
As you go may you know right from wrong;
As you go and though you may grow tired
Know that I am with you, know that I am with you
Always by your side.”
                                                                                                             Fr. Martin   

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 29th  July: St. Martha, a sister of Lazarus & Mary, is a woman of faith who made her
profession of faith in Christ as the Son of God & in the resurrection. In welcoming a guest we welcome Christ;
we show our Christian spirit of service; & we ready ourselves to be welcomed as guests in the Kingdom of God.
Patron of Innkeepers, cooks and dieticians.
                     Bantry:                    10am             Eileen Bennett – Slip Park
Tues. 30th  July: St. Peter Chrysolagus, bishop and doctor of the Church. Died c.450, bishop
of Ravenna, famous for his preaching.
                     Bantry:                    10.00am        Eileen Daly – Georges Row – Months Mind
Wed. 31st  July: St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest. 1491-1556, from the north of Spain, founded the Society of Jesus.
By the time of his death, the society had spread widely and had over one thousand members.
His great theme was the service of God & God’s greater glory.
The experience of his conversionled to his writing of the Spriitual Exercises.
                     Bantry                     10.00am        Special Intention
Hospital;                  5.30pm         Nora Minehane - Donemark

Thurs 1st August: St. Alphonsus Liguori, 1696-1787, founder of the Redemptorist
Congregation, taught much on moral theology & spiritual life.
He is remembered as a popular preacher & influential writer
of theology.
Bantry:                    10am             Douglas & Maria Glazebrook – Market Street
Friday 2nd August: First Friday
Bantry:                    10am             Special Intention
Bantry:                   7.30pm         Patricia Brady
Kealkil:                    7.30pm         Condie O’Sullivan - Breenymore
Sat. 3rd August:
                     Hospital                   10am             Donal Lynch - Ardnagaoithe
                     Bantry:                    6.15pm         Sheila O’Sullivan – Baurgorm – 1st Anniversary & also her brother Eugene                                                                Hourihan – Baurgorm – 4th Anniversary

Sun. 4th August:
                     Bantry:                         9am           Sean O’Sullivan
                     Coomhola:                   10am         John & Elizabeth Bevan - Snave
                     Kealkil:                        11am         Fr. Tim Cahalane - Newcestown
                    Bantry:                         12noon     People of the Parish       

Graveyard Mass.
There will be Mass at the Abbey Graveyard on Tuesday, 6th August at 7.30pm.
In the event of rain Mass will be celebrated in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry.   

Died Recently
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of
Catherine O’Riordan
(Caherdaniel East, Bantry),
Mary O’Sullivan
May they rest in peace

First Friday: There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday, 2nd August next, after 10am Mass until 7.30pm Mass & you are invited to spend an hour in adoration.

First Friday Communion Calls Fr. Martin & Fr. Seรกn will make their calls during the coming week.

Offertory Collection: Bantry Church weekend of 20th / 21st  July: €1988.
July Church Renovation Special Collection: Bantry Parish: €3180. Thank you for your wonderful support & generosity.

Padre Pio Prayer Group Annual Knock Pilgrimage. Leaves Glengarriff on Saturday 14th September - overnight stay and returning on Sunday Evening 15th September. For details contact Beatrice Falvey on 087-6728615

Coomhola Borlin Development Association 

if you would like to include a recipe in our community cookbook, or know someone who would like to be included, please drop the recipe into the Coomhola Borlin box on Coomhola Bridge before Thursday 1st of August.

The Bantry Hospice Project Walk will take place on Monday 5th of August at 1.30pm from the Bantry Bay Hotel and take the route out to the Abbey, past the Westlodge Hotel, around the Rope Walk, down past the Boston Bar & Post Office & return to the Bantry Bay Hotel, this will be followed by BBQ and face painting for all the family.
 Pre registration will take place in the Bantry Bay Hotel from 12 noon  
Entry fee is €10 per person & €20 per family.

Bantry Parish & Friends Pilgrimage to Lourdes
22nd – 27th September 2013
Accompanied by Spiritual Director;
Fr. Martin Keohane P.P.
Accommodation at the Agena Hotel
Please see Church Porches for details
& Parish Office for booking forms

Year of Faith Gougane Sunday

To Commemorate the Year of Faith the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to St Finbarr’s Oratory, Gougane Barra will take place on Sunday September 29th 2013. Rosary at 2pm. Mass at 2.30pm. The Preacher this year is Archbishop Dermot Clifford of Cashel and Emly. It would be very appropriate for this Year of Faith if Parishes / Religious Houses could organise parish groups to attend the ceremonies on this traditional Gougane Sunday.