BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
The eighteenth Sunday in ordinary time
Sunday August 4th 2013
THE DEEP END * MY FREEZER IS TOO FULL
Do an internet search for ‘middle class problems’ or ‘first world problem’ and you’ll find lists of complaints about just how challenging modern life can be. There are gems such as ‘I can’t believe I bought a toaster with no bagel setting’; ‘Had to turn down the brightness on the iPad because it hurt my eyes’; or ‘My freezer is too full and stuffs falls out every time I open it’.
They are tongue in cheek, of course, but they do highlight our tendency to worry about material things, and to forget what is important. Most of us do tend to accumulate possessions over time. Many of us like to have the latest phone or laptop, furniture, clothes or car. The character in today’s Gospel had such a good harvest of crops that he ran out of space. He built bigger bars and then sat back to ‘eat, drink, have a good time’ – a phrase which is often translated into the popular expression ‘eat, drink and be merry!’ Yet things did not go according to plan.
Today’s readings offer us an opportunity to examine our relationship with possessions. The Vikings believed you could take riches with you when you died, and filled boats with treasures to take into the afterlife. We know that we come into this world with nothing and leave with nothing. Rather than collecting riches for ourselves, our thoughts should be on ‘heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth.’ What treasures are important to us? Triona Doherty (email: email@example.com)
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 5th August: 18th:
Bantry: 10am Jim O’Mahony – High Street
Tues. 6th August:
Bantry: 10.00am Diarmuid O’Regan -Ballylickey
Abbey Cemetary Mass at 7.30pm – Mass will be celebrated in Bantry Church in the event of rain.
Wed. 7th August:
St. Sixtus II, pope, & his four deacon companions were put to death in 258. St. Cajetan, 1480-1547,
founded the Teatines to renew sacramental life in the Church
Bantry 10.00am Special Intention
Hospital; 5.30pm Denis Cronin (died recently in England)
Thurs 8th August:
St. Dominic,Priest, 1170-1221, a Spaniard who founded the Order of
Preachers (Dominicans) to conteract the Albigensian heresy.
Bantry: 10am Mary O’Grady - Ardnagaoithe
Friday 9th August:
St. Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein): born 1891 at Breslaw (now Wroclaw, Poland) the youngest
of seven children of a Jewish family. A brilliant student, she gained her doctorate in philosophy at 25.
Became a Catholic in1922 and a Carmelite nun. Both Jewish & Catholic, she fled to Holland when the Nazis
came to power but she was captured and sent to Auschwitz where she died in its gas chamber on 9th August 1942.
Bantry: 10am Donal Creedon - Ards
Kealkil: 7.30pm Richard & Mary Walsh - Cork City and Bantry
Sat. 10th August:
St. Lawrence, died 258, is seen as the cheerful giver since he was one of
the 7 deacons of the Roman Church in charge of the material needs of the faithful.
Gifted with a sense of humour, he met his death cheerfully on a gridiron.
From earliest times seen not only as a patron saint of the poor, but also of cooks.
Hospital 10am Bridie Boland
Bantry: 6.15pm Delia Dullea – Lisheens, Kealkil
Sun. 11th August:
Bantry: 9am Mary Cronin - Drombroe
Coomhola: 10am Jeremiah & Katie Lucey - Coorloum
Kealkil: 11am Mary & Patrick Hurley &
their son Dan Hurley - Ardnatrush
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.
Whiddy Graveyard Mass
Saturday 10th August Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon at
Graveyard. Whiddy Island
Boats will leave Bantry Pier at 11am
We congratulate Emma Kearney (Riverway, Ballylickey, Bantry) & Daniel McSweeney (Carriganass, Kealkil) who were married in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kealkil on Saturday, 27th July.
We wish Emma & Daniel long and happy lives together.
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of
Daniel (Dan) O’Rourke
May he rest in peace
Darragh Cremin & Grace Cremin
Nathan Maxwell O’Donovan
Mary Harte Keohane
(High Street, Bantry),
Grace Mary Crowley
Molly May Murphy Darby
We welcome them into our Christian Community
Knock Consecration – August 15th, 2013
will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on August 15. The hierarchy
has announced plans to travel to the Marian shrine in Knock, Co. Mayo on that
date to perform the ceremony entrusting the wellbeing of the Irish to the
Blessed Virgin. Ireland
Archbishop Eamon Martin, coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh will be the principal celebrant of the Mass on that day with Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of
Armagh and Primate of
All-Ireland leading the consecration.
According to a statement from the Catholic Communications Office: “The consecration will ask Our Lady to intercede for the people of
take their needs to her Son.” The statement added that in the Year of Faith,
“it is fitting that the act of consecrating Ireland takes place since it calls
to mind the woman of faith par excellence and asks for her prayers for the
people of this country”. Ireland
Youth 2000 Summer Festival,
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co.
From Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August 2013. For young
people 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith
& meet many new people. Nicknamed the ‘Holy Oxegen’ with over 1000 young
people from all corners attending last year. For info. & to book online see
www.youth2000.ie or tel. 01-6753690 or
join us on facebook (youthtwothousandireland) Tipperary
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.
'Keith Cronin Rallying' Fundraising Launch will take place at Carriganass Castle, Kealkill from 8pm-Midnight on Friday 9th August. Music and BBQ. Supporters club membership and merchandise available on the night. Please support Keith on his quest for WRC3 success. All are welcome
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 now at http://gaa.ie/Kelloggscùlcamp. Please contact Tom Farley on 086 851 1293 for more info.
There will be a Blood Pressure Clinic held at the Bantry Primary Care Health Centre, Maritime Hotel, Bantry on Wednesday, 7th August 2013 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free, confidential service being offered by the Health Service Executive and your local Public Health Nurse. It is important for people of all ages to have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis.”
weekend of 27th
/ 28th July: €2218. Bantry Church
Month of July: Coomhola:€1115; Kealkil:€1475
Alert : Job Seeker’s Allowance and Family Income Supplement Recipients:If you are in receipt of Job Seeker’s Allowance for over 6 months with children under 7 years of age, or if you are in receipt of Family Income Supplement or the Winter Fuel Allowance, you are eligible for the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme. This is a Free Insulation scheme for attic and cavity wall insulation, and the service is free of charge for all eligible households. All applicant houses must be owner occupied and have been built prior to 2002. To apply, please ring West Cork Development Partnership in Bantry on 02752266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information please see our web site www.wcdp.ie or www.seai.ie/Grants/