Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The  nineteenth Sunday in ordinary time  
Sunday August 11th 2013          

The DEEP END: DRESSED FOR ACTION: It sometimes takes a major disaster to put the spotlight on the ever-ready nature of the emergency services. The aftermath of the recent Boston Marathon bombings showed how quickly paramedics, doctors and emergency medical staff can spring into action to aid people in distress. When on call, fire-fighters and paramedics are ‘dressed for action’, ready to run when the call comes.
 Jesus talked to his disciples about being ‘dressed for action’. He told the disciples to ‘have their lamps lit’, and to be awake when the master comes – just like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding feast.

 How can we ‘dress for action’, so that we are ready when Jesus calls us from this life? We do not have the luxury of knowing when that day will come. It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking ‘My master is taking his time coming’ and postponing our good behaviour for another time. If we knew when our time was going to be up, we could arrange our lives accordingly – culminating perhaps in a dramatic death-bed confession and conversion! But that is not the life Jesus calls us to.                                           Tríona Doherty, Email trionad@gmail.comEmail 

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 12th August: 19th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Jane Frances de Chantal, 1572-1641, at the age of 20 married
Baron de Chantal but after 9 yeaers she was left a widow with 4 children. Her friendship with St. Francis de Sales
led to the foundation of the Congregation of the Visitation.
                     Bantry:                  10am           Timothy Murnane - Scart
Tues. 13th August: 19th Week in Ordinary Time:
                     Bantry:                  10.00am     Kathleen Flynn – Old Barrack Road – Months Mind
Wed. 14th August: 19th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Maximilian Kolbe, 1894-1941, a Conventual Franciscan who worked in the apostolate of the press in Poland and Japan, and died in Auschwitz.
                     Bantry                   10.00am     Ellen Coakley - Dunmanway
Bantry:                 6.15pm       Jimmy Cotter – Snave – 1st Anniversary

Thurs 15th August: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:.
Bantry:                  12noon       James McAllister – Ardnageeha
Coomhola:           10am           Tony Frost
Kealkil – Our Lady’s Well:  3pm             Willie Hourihan - Carriganass
Beach Mass Rock:                   7.30pm       James Clifford – Blackrock Road   
Friday 16th August: 19th Week in Ordinary Time
Bantry:                  10am           Brigid Keyes - Newtown
Kealkil:                  7.30pm       Tim & Hannah Murphy - Kealkil
Sat. 17th August: 19th Week in Ordinary Time:
                     Hospital                 10am           Monsignor Raphael Keyes - Newtown
                     Bantry:                  6.15pm       Jeremiah Cronin – Cuan Mhuire & Kilcrohane – 1st Anniversary

Sun. 18th August: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time:
                     Bantry:                       9am         Breda O’Leary & her brother Michael & sister Eileen – Church Road
                                                                            Also her parents Margaret & Denis O’Leary late of Whiddy.
                     Coomhola:               10am       Kitty Cronin – Coorloum North
                     Kealkil:                      11am       People of the Parish
                     Bantry:                      12noon   People of the Parish

Feast of the Assumption – Thursday 15th August
Mass Schedule
Coomhola Church:      10am

Bantry Church:         12noon (please note time)
                                 7.30pm Mass at Beach Mass Rock
(In the event of rain Mass will be celebrated in Bantry Church)

Kealkil:                        3pm at Our Lady’s Well
            (In the event of rain Mass will be celebrated in Kealkil Church

There will be an offertory collection taken up at all the above Masses.
 Please note;
There will be no Mass at 5.30pm in the Hospital Chapel on Wednesday 14th August.

There will be 6.15pm Mass in Bantry Church that evening.

We congratulate Karen O’Connor (Ballylickey, Bantry) & Mark Lyons (Kilmallock, Co.Limerick) who were married in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry on Saturday, 3rd August.

We wish Karen & Mark long and happy lives together.

Knock Consecration – August 15th,  2013
"Ireland 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.

According to a statement from the Catholic Communications Office: “The consecration will ask Our Lady to intercede for the people of Ireland and to 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”.

                   Recent Parish Baptisms

                                         Ciara Mary O’Sullivan

(Cahermuckee, Kealkil)
Charlie Michael McCarthy
(The Sidings, Bantry)
We welcome them into our Christian Community

Died Recently
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of
Rachel Cronin
David O’Driscoll
(Letterlickey, Bantry & formerly Bawnlahan, Tragumna)
May they rest in peace

Bantry Parish Assembly
Pilgrimage to Gougane Barra
Bantry Parish Assembly is organising a parish pilgrimage to Gougane Barra to coincide with the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage on the 29th September. It is envisaged that we would travel as a parish group and attend the ceremonies which begin at 2pm. With this in mind a bus has been organised and will leave the Square at 12.45pm picking people up at Pearsons Bridge at 1pm and Kealkil at 1.15pm. 

If anybody is interested in reserving a seat on this bus or would like more information please contact Joan 087 9179726, Sean 086 1922900 or Angela at 027 51246. The cost is €5.00. People are of course free to travel independently and join the group there. 

It is hoped that we would also re-enact the tradition of walking in from the main road reciting the rosary. This walk takes about 30 minutes and we would hope to meet at Gougane Cross at 1.30pm. 

For the more ambitious walkers a group will leave Carriganass Castle earlier in the day at 9am led by Pat O'Mahony and anybody is welcome to join them.

The annual Ballylickey - Kealkill 6k Family Run will take place on Sunday 18th August. Registration at the Ouvane, Ballylickey at 4pm. Race starts at 5pm. 1,2 & 3rd Cash prizes for Men & Women. John O'Neill Memorial Trophy for overall winner. Music & BBQ to follow in Kealkill village. Entry Adult €8, Children €4 and Families €20.

The Staff of St. Joseph’s Unit, Bantry Hospital, would like to sincerely all those who generously supported the recent Church Gate collection.

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