BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
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.”
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
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
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.
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of
(Caherdaniel East, Bantry),
May they rest in peace
First Friday Communion Calls Fr. Martin & Fr. Seán will make their calls during the coming week.
weekend of 20th
/ 21st July: €1988. Bantry Church
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.
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.