Saturday, 13 July 2013

The  Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  
Sunday July 14th   2013    

At the beginning of the Second World War the Russian Army couldn’t promise any of their soldiers bullets or guns, all they could promise was that there would always be somebody to replace them. That is what is happening to Fr. Donal and myself. We want to thank yourselves, the people of the parish of Bantry, who have been so kind and good to us throughout our time here. We want to thank all the people who have worked with us and helped us along the way. The sacristans, secretary, collectors, altar servers, choirs, ministers of the Word and Eucharist, people who look after the churches inside and outside, the Sisters of Mercy, teachers & Boards of Management of our schools and the many other people we have forgotten. We want to remember also the priests who have served here with us. We know that we have been both privileged and lucky to have been given the opportunity to have worked in the parish of Bantry and while we are sad to be leaving hopefully we can take consolation from that. Both of us ask God to bless you and we pray God’s blessing too on Fr. Martin Keohane as he returns to the parish and to Fr. Sean Crowley as he begins his priestly ministry.                                                            Fr. Anthony

Farewell to Fr. Donal & Fr. Anthony

Always for Others

You are the image and likeness of God
But with you the morning awakens
With the call to rise
Not for you
But always for others.

God handpicked you from a myriad of souls
Molded you since you were a babe
To prepare you for a journey
Not for you
But always for others.

God blessed you with wisdom
To use to give form to his plans
And love to carry them out
Not for you
But always for others.

Mary walks with you
Guiding and loving you
For to her you are a Christ
Not for you
But always for others.

You hold the Body of Christ
Embrace his name and proclaim it
And a father and counselor you have become
Not for you
But always for others.

God forever bless you
Walk and carry you when your feet are weary
Bring peace and joy to your heart
For though your life is never for you
It is Christ’s and he delights in you.

By Easter Almuena

We wish Fr. Donal and Fr. Anthony much happiness in their new appointments and pray God's blessing on them always.    

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions

Mon. 15th  July: 15th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Bonaventure, Bishop & Doctor of the Church, 1221-74, born in Tuscany, Minister General of the Franciscans, Cardinal Archbishop of Albano, theologian of the Council of Lyons.
                     Bantry:                    10am             Mons. Raphael Keyes – Newtown
Tues. 16th  July: 15th Week in Ordinary Time: Our Lady of Mount Carmel: The Carmelite Communities inherit the Early hermits’ devotions to Elijah & his solitary prayer, and to Mary under this title of Mount Carmel.
                     Bantry:                    10.00am        John Buckley - Slip
Wed. 17th July: 15th Week in Ordinary Time:
                     Bantry                     10.00am        John & Sheila Collins - Drimoleague
Hospital;                  5.30pm         Tim & Barbara Coughlan – Scart & UK

Thurs 18th July: 15th Week in Ordinary Time:.
Bantry:                    10am             Donal Hyde – Slip Park
Friday 19th July: 15th Week in Ordinary Time:  
Bantry:                    10am             Kathleen O’Mahony - London
Kealkil:                    7.30pm         James & Mary Burke - Droumaduneen
Sat. 20th July: 15th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Apollinarius – in the 2nd century preached the gospel in the region of Ravenna. He was bishop of Classis where he suffered Martyrdom.
                     Hospital                   10am             Mary Keane - Caherdaniel
                     Bantry:                    6.15pm         Mark Joseph Delaney – Blackrock Road
Sun. 21st  July: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time:
                     Bantry:                         9am           Special Intention
                     Coomhola:                   10am         Donal Coakley - Snave
                     Kealkil:                        11am         Patrick & Nora O’Sullivan
                                                                            – Breenybeg, Kealkil
                     Bantry:                        12noon     People of the Parish

                                                               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.          

Caheragh Annual One Day Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 20th July 2013.
Leaves from Aughaville Cross at 5.15am.
If interested please contact any of the following for further information: Mary O’Connor – (028)31471 or 086-8208218, Eileeen Keohane on 086-3337925 or Maudie Lynch on 086-0523688

 Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August 2013.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online see or phone 01 6753690 or from NI 07598 876399, or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

Recent Parish Baptisms:
Luke Kieran Valentine O’Flaherty
(Baurgorm, Bantry)
Emma Michelle O’Sullivan
(Dromleigh Estate, Bantry)
Tyler James O’Sullivan
(Ovens, Co. Cork)
Emma Louise O’Connor
(Cahermuckee, Kealkil)
                                    We welcome them into our Christian Community      

Died Recently
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the family, relatives & friends of
Jimmy O’Rourke
(Cois Riasc, Bantry & formerly of Lord Edward Street, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick)
J. P. (John Patrick) Caverley
 (Drombroe, Bantry & formerly of Coolnuller, Aughadown, Church Cross, Skibbereen)  
 May they rest in peace

The  Directors   &   Management  Committee  of  Mealagh  Valley  Community  Centre  Ltd.   thank   most sincerely  all those who helped with  and contributed  to our  Annual  Flag Day  in Bantry on   Friday  July  5th..    The  total  amount collected was £1,361.13.

Blood Donor Clinic – The Maritime Hotel, Bantry
Thursday 18th July 2013 (3-5pm & 7-9pm) - Donor Line: 1850 731 137

West Cork Wheelers would like to thank every one who supported them and who attended various fund raising events in aid of Bantry Hospice.  Your support was greatly appreciated.

Bantry Bay Harbour Board
Art & Essay Competition
Entries will be on display at The Warner Centre, Barrack Street, Bantry
From Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July
11.00 am to 4.00 pm


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