BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgEmail
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
7.30pm Mass at Beach Mass Rock
(In the event of rain Mass will be celebrated in
Kealkil: 3pm at Our Lady’s Well
(In the event of rain Mass will be celebrated in
There will be an offertory collection taken up at all the above Masses.
There will be no Mass at 5.30pm in the Hospital Chapel on Wednesday 14th August.
There will be 6.15pm Mass in
that evening. Bantry
We wish Karen & Mark long and happy lives together.
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
According to a statement from the Catholic Communications Office: “The consecration will ask Our Lady to intercede for the people of
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”. Ireland
Recent Parish BaptismsCiara Mary O’Sullivan
Charlie Michael McCarthy
(The Sidings, Bantry)
We welcome them into our Christian Community
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of
(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
earlier in the day at 9am led by Pat O'Mahony and anybody is welcome to join
them. Carriganass Castle
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, ,
would like to sincerely all those who generously supported the recent Church
Gate collection. Bantry Hospital