BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
The Thirty Second Sunday in ordinary timeSunday 10th November 2013
November is traditionally the month when we remember our loved ones who have died. Parishes all over the country will hold Masses of Remembrance this month. Schools will hold Services of Remembrance where past pupils, staff & parents are prayed for. Inside our churches and prayer rooms, the colour purple is displayed to remember those who have gone before us and outside, the feel of Winter is all around. The trees are almost bare & it gets dark earlier in the afternoon.
But Jesus reminds us in the Gospel that there is a new world beyond death. In this world of light and life we see God face to face. The world of mourning & separation are no more. This is a world where we will meet each other again and where we will meet Jesus Christ who is Risen.
Jesus encourages us to plug into this world in prayer – in the Scriptures and in theThe good news for us is that thanks to our faith in Jesus Christ, handed to us by the very ones we often pray for – our parents, our grandparents, and those gone before us, we are reminded that after our death we will see God face to face.
Here we call to
mind those who have died. We connect with the next world when we pray for all
our needs and for the souls of all who have died. I sometimes use the image of the
broadband signal for which today we all rely on more & more to connect with
our email, the internet, Skype etc. We rely on it more and more to keep us
connected but when the signal drops things can slow right down. When we pray
and especially when we call to mind our loved ones gone before us, we are
guaranteed an ‘always on’ signal because, night or day, Jesus is there waiting
for us. And the signal will never drop from his side. Mass.
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions
Mon. 11th November: 32nd week in Ordinary Time:.St. Martin of Tours, 335-97, bishop of Tours, apostle of rural Gaul,
founder of monasteries. Patron of France, soldiers, beggars and inn-keepers.
Bantry: 10am Dan Sullivan and his son Danny Sullivan - Reendonegan
Tues. 12th November: 32nd Week in Ordinary Time: St. Josaphat, bishop & martyr.
Bantry: 10am Jim O’Mahony – Market Street
Wed. 13th November: 32nd Week in Ordinary Time:
Bantry: 10am Peter & Frances O’Sullivan – Hospital Road
Hospital 5.30pm Deceased members of the McGrath Family
– Church Road & Beach
Thurs. 14th November: 32nd Week in Ordinary Time:. St. Laurence O’Toole, bishop,
became a monk & abbott of Glendalough. He died at Eu in Normandy seeking to make
peace between Henry II & the Irish rulers in 1180.
Bantry: 10am David O’Driscoll - Letterlickey
Friday 15th November: 32nd Week in Ordinary Time: St. Albert the Great. Bishop and
Doctor of the Church. Dominican theologian who taught in Cologne. Called the
‘Universal Teacher’ for the vast range of his interestes. Patron of Scientists.
Bantry: 10am Ellen O’Driscoll – Monavard & London
Kealkil; 7.30pm People of the Parish
Sat. 16th November: 32nd Week in Ordinary Time:
Hospital: 10am Anna Marie Crowley – The Square, Bantry
Bantry: 6.15pm Michael Goggin – Barrack Street
Sun. 17th November: Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Bantry: 9am Mary Frances McCarthy - Gurteenroe
& Donal McCarthy – Seafield
Coomhola: 10am Sean Healy - Corran
Kealkil: 11am Mary Creedon - CappaboyBantry: 12noon People of the Parish
Formation for Ministers of the Eucharist and Word
A Course for all new and existing Lay Readers and Ministers of the Eucharist will be held in the Westlodge Hotel on Monday November 11th at 7.30pm. All are requested to attend.There will be a further meeting at the Westlodge Hotel for Eucharistic Ministers on Mon.18th Nov. at 7.30pm. Ministers of the Word will meet again on Tues. Nov. 19th at 7.30pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Sunday 24th November
Feast of Christ the King
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 12noon Mass which will conclude with a Holy Hour from 5pm-6pm.
A number of priests will be available for Confessions.
TOWN AREA MASSES & AUTUMN STATIONS—Autumn 2013
Outstanding Station Areas in Kealkil— Mass at
on Thursday 21st November at 7.30pm Kealkil
Ahil, Ards, Breenybeg, Breenymore, Cahermounteen, Cahermuckee, Cappabui N & S, Cappanaboul, Cousane, Cullinagh, Curryglass, Derryarkane, Derryfada, Dromaneasa, Dromlicacrue, Dromsullivan, Glounycarney, Gortlachra, Inchaclough, Incharoe, Kealkil, Kielnacnappogue, Lisheens, Lacavane, Lahernsheermeen, Leachareigh, Maugha, Maughnaclee, Moularaha, Moulavanig, Moulakieve, Skehana. Traenmaddree
Mass for TOWN AREAS will be held on Monday, 25th November at
at 7.30pm Bantry Church
Mass for outstanding BANTRY STATION AREAS will be held on Tuesday, 26th November at
at 7.30pm. Bantry Church
Seskin, Seskin Lw/Caherdaniel West, Dromclough, Glencreagh, Parkanna, Scart, Gortacloona, Ardra South, Baurnagearagh, Reendesert, Dromcaol, Coomanore, Glenbanoo, Esknafeelna, Derrycreha, Ardnatrush Beg, Baurgorm, Milleeney, Ballylickey, Lahern, Gortagaree, Reendonegan, Goreemore, Dromdaniel, Crossoge, Dromloughlin, Dromaclarig, Ardnatrush, Snave, Ardnagashel, Gurteenroe, Ard na Gaoithe, Whiddy, Dromliath, Ardra North, Derrygrenagh South, Cahergullane, Raheen, Caherdaniel, Derrygreanaugh M & E,
Outstanding Station Areas in Coomhola—Mass in
on Wednesday 27th
November at 7.30pm. Coomhola
Snave, Ardnagashel, Ardnatrush, Dromgarbh, Drograne, Esknafeelna, Derrycreha, Ardnatrush Beag, Ardnacloughy, Corrycomade, Cooryleary, Dromduv, Millbeg, Baurnagearagh, Reendesert, Dromcaol, Cappadayourdil, Coolennlemane, Coorloum, Derryduve, Farrnafadda, Inchinagown, Kealanine, Millbeg, Rangeroo
The Parish dues may be returned on the night
A Community choir is being formed in Bantry people of all ages welcome from (16) upwards. Open Night in The Maritime Hotel on Monday Nov 18th from 7.30pm til 9.00pm. Musical director Katy Salvidge,
Choirs. Contact Nora Edgeworth
0861948074 or firstname.lastname@example.org Baltimore
GiveBlood.ie – Blood Donor Clinic
The Maritime Hotel, Bantry.
Thursday 14th November : 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm
Donor Line: 1850 731 137
(including The Feast of All Saints): €2922 Bantry Church
Special Collection for Catholic Marriage Support takes place on November 16th/17th
Church Renovation Fund Collection will take place on November 23rd /24th
Altar ServersA warm welcome and sincere thanks to our new & existing altar servers (and their parents) in our three Churches for volunteering with us.
We look forward to their years of service here in Bantry Parish
Be Generous with God
A very rich man who had lived a selfish, luxurious life died and went up to heaven, The Lord who loves us all, brought him to Heaven. An angel was sent to show him his house. They passed many lovely mansions and each time the rich man thought: “This must be mine.”
But the angel did not stop and kept leading him on. They passed through the main street and arrived at the outskirts where the houses were very small. Finally they came to a miserable hut. “This is yours” said the angel. “There must be some mistake”, replied the rich man. “No” the angel answered, “there is no mistake. This was the best we could do with the materials you sent up.”
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Tickets on Sale Now:- Fr. Liam Lawton “A Celtic Christmas" tour in St Finbarrs Church Bantry on Sunday 15th December at 8pm. Tickets are €20 are on sale now from the Parish Office, De Barra's restaurant, Floury Hands and Quik Pick. Monies raised will go towards the church renovation fund
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ALIVE FREE CATHOLIC paper (November edition) is available at church porches.
Please take one and some for your family and friends.