Sunday, 29 September 2013

The  twenty sixth Sunday in ordinary time  
                           Sunday 29th September 2013  

On September 27th we celebrated the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul who was French and of humble origin. He merged greatness with sanctity in a pleasant and humble manner. He founded the Vincentians to reform the clergy and evangelise the poor and the Daughters of Charity to visit the sick in their homes. No form of misery escaped his notice and he used his influence to obtain the resources needed to carry on the many works of charity he established. He gave his energies and life to the needs of the poor in 17th century France. He organised hospitals for the sick poor, founded institutions for abandoned children, opened soup kitchens, improved prison conditions and organised countless local charities.

As a community we have wonderful gifts and talents which can make a difference in the lives of others. The challenge before us is to choose whether Vincent’s vision will be a piece of history or a living, breathing mission alive in us and in our community.                                                         Fr. Martin

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–

Mon. 30th  September:  26th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Jerome, Priest & Doctor of the Church. 340-420, translated the
Bible into Latin, known as the Vulgate & wrote commentaries on scripture. Patron of Librarians.
                     Bantry:                    10am             Annie Keane – Glengarriff Road – 1st Anniversary
Tues. 1st October: 26th Week in Ordinary Time: St. Therese of Lisieux. Died at the Carmel in Lixieus on 30th September
1897.She was declared a doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II in 1997. Patron of Missions, florists & France.
                     Bantry:                    10.00am        Christy & Nellie O’Sullivan - Adrigole
Wed. 2nd October: 26th  Week in Ordinary Time: The Guardian Angels. Catholic tradition has recognised that not only individual people have guardian angels but also homes, cities & states.
                     Bantry                     10.00am        The O’Brien Family - Coomleigh
                     Hospital:                  5.30pm         Martin McCarthy – Reenrour East

Thurs 3rd October: 26th  Week in Ordinary Time:. Bl. Columba Marmion. Born in Dublin in 1881. His writings letters &
retreats fulfilled his aim in life to bring people to God & to bring God to people. Beatified in Rome on 1st September 2000.
Bantry:                    10.00am        Barry O’Donoghue – Dromleigh North
Friday 4th October: 26th Week in Ordinary Time. First Friday. St. Francis of Assisi
Bantry:          10am                       Richard Deasy – Newtown – Months Mind
Kealkil:         7.30pm                    Con & Hetty Hanley – Lisheens
Bantry:        7.30pm                   Maurice O’Keeffe - Donemark

Sat. 5th October: 26th Week in Ordinary Time:
                     Hospital                   10am             Peggy McCarthy –
                                                                           Glengarriff Road & Seskin – Month Mind
                     Bantry:                    6.15pm         James & Elizabeth Flynn - Durrus

Sun. 6th October: Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Times
                     Bantry:                         9am           Ellen O’Mahony - Gortloughera
                     Coomhola:                   10am         Tom & Eileen Ingram –
                                                                            Curramore & Birmingham
                     Kealkil:                        11am         Jeremiah O’Sullivan - Ballinamought

                     Bantry:                        12noon     People of the Parish    

Do This in Memory Programme.

There will be a meeting for parents of children who will receive their 1st Holy 
Communion next year at the Westlodge Hotel next Wednesday 2nd October at 


St. Therese of the Little Flower – Feast Day 1st October.
When I die I will send down a shower of roses from heaven. I will spend my heaven by doing  
good on earth.’ People are asked to bring roses to the 10am Mass on Tuesday 1st Oct. and they 
will be blessed.

First Friday Communion Calls Fr. Martin & Fr. Seán will make their calls during the coming week.
First Friday: There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday, 4th October next, after 10am Mass until 7.30pm Mass & you are invited to spend an hour in adoration.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Padre Pio Prayer Group – First Friday – Rosary & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament commences 6.45pm followed by Holy Mass & the Padre Pio Prayer at 7.30pm.

Autumn Stations

Fri. 4th October @ 8pm – Joe & Mary Sharkey – Gories, Cahir, Leacadiomhaoin, Cappanavar

Sat.5th October @ 11am – David & Nora Murphy – Gortroe, Shandrum

Weds.9th October @ 11am – Noel & Ann Walsh – Donemark, Lahaden, Carribui, Dromafinchin, Dromachapaill, Dromaduneen.
We ask those parishioners who are thinking of hosting the Autumn Stations this year to please contact the parish office (56398)

Diocesan Bible Study Certificate

 An introduction to the Sacred Scriptures- where they come from and what they mean.
Time 7.30pm-9.30pm beginning Thurs Oct 3rd with registration at 7pm on 1st night at the West Cork Education Centre Dunmanway. Presented by Fr Sean O Sullivan and Fr Ben Hegarty. Cost per module - €50. Leads to a certificate on completion of 4 modules. Each evening will include a presentation on the theme, then a study of a related Scripture text, with discussion and further input. No written assignments or exams are required. 
All welcome. 

Contact details- Anne Francis 087-2282134 or 

Bantry Historical Society will hold its AGM on Monday next 30th Sept. at 8.00pm in Christian Fellowship hall.
This is an opportunity for everyone to express their views on what we have been doing over the past year or so, and suggestions would be very welcome on what we could consider embarking on over the next year.  New members are very welcome.

2 talks on Raising Teens in 21st Century (building communications & managing conflict + supporting responsible choices on alcohol, sex and drugs), with Dr John Sharry, child mental health specialist and author, Silversprings Hotel, Cork, Sat 12th Oct, 10.30am & 1.30pm (ends 3.30pm) tickets €20 per talk, call 086 8114944 or 086 8123900, book online:

Cappabue N.S. will be commencing a Parent and Toddler Group on Tuesday October 8th. The group is affiliated to the 'Early Childhood Ireland' organisation, and will run from 10am until 12 noon at the school every Tuesday. All parents and their pre-school children would be most welcome to attend. Further details may be obtained by contacting the school on (027) 66256.

Recent Parish Baptisms:

Caoimhe Áine Cronin
(Rock Villas, Bantryl)
Oskar Ustjanowski
(Cúl na Gréine, Newtown, Bantry)
We welcome them into our Christian                                         Community

Offertory Collection: Bantry Church weekend of 21st /22nd September: €2061
Special Collection for for the Education of Students to Priesthood: Bantry Parish - €2930. 

Coomhola/Glengariff Parent and Toddler Group.Held on Thursday mornings 10am - 12noon in Glengarriff CommunityHall €4 per family. All new faces very welcome.
For more info contact Diane 0861713371.

West Cork Talent 2013
If you sing, dance or play a musical instrument, now is your opportunity to enter West Cork Talent 2013.  Contact 0873657821

There will be a Blood Pressure Clinic held at the Bantry Primary Care Health Centre, Maritime Hotel, Bantry on Wednesday, 2nd October 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

Members of the Youth & Family group of the Parish Assembly visited the primary schools of the parish recently and met with the children and teachers. They received a very warm welcome and spoke to the children about the Feast of St Finbar and the parish pilgrimage to Gougane Barra on September 29th. They invited the children to create artwork to celebrate the story of St Finbar. Please take the time to enjoy their creations on display in the three churches of the parish

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