Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The  Third Sunday of advent  (Gaudete)
                            Sunday 15th december 2013  

          Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 16th December: Third Week of Advent:.
                     Bantry:                  10am           Barry O’Sullivan – Seskin Park
Tues. 17th December: Third Week of Advent:
                     Bantry:                  10am           James O’Sullivan – Main Street
Wed. 18th December:  Third Week of Advent: St. Flannan: lived in 7th century & was son of the King of Thomond.
Bantry:                  10am           Mary Copppinger – Blackrock Road
Hospital                 5.30pm       Liam Coakley - Blackrock Road
Thurs. 19th December: Third Week of Advent:.
Bantry:                  10am           Alastair Tait & Oonagh Cussen – Ardnagaoithe

Friday 20th December: Third Week of Advent: St. Fachanan:
                     Bantry:                  10am           Maureen & Maurice Collins – Blackrock Road
                     Kealkil;                  7.30pm       Mary O’Sullivan - Gortloughera
Sat. 21st December:  Third Week of Advent:
                     Hospital:               10am           Dermot O’Connell – Chapel Street   
                     Bantry:                  6.15pm       Jeremiah Cremin (Seskin) 
                                                                           & his daughter Mary Keohane (Inniscarra)
Sun. 22nd  December: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Bantry:                                       9am       Joe Hegarty – Ardnageeha – 1st Anniversary      
Coomhola:                                 10am     Don & Ann Murphy - Dromduve
Kealkil:                                       11am     Rita O’Sullivan – Breenybeg – 4th Anniversary
Bantry:                                       12noon       People of the Parish

Mass Times for Christmas 2013

Christmas Eve:
Bantry                10.00 am
Bantry                   6.15 pm    Family Mass
Kealkil:                 8.00 pm
Bantry                10.00 pm   Carol Singing at 9.40pm
Coomhola:         12.00 am    Midnight Mass

Christmas Day:
Hospital:              8.00 am
Bantry:                9.00 am
Coomhola:           10.00 am
Kealkil:                11.00 am

Bantry:                12.00 noon

Confessions for Christmas
in Bantry Parish

Penitential Service
in Bantry Church
Tuesday 17th December at 7.30 pm
A number of priests will be available for Confessions.

Confessions in Bantry Church

Saturday 21st December – 12 noon

Tuesday 24th December – 12 noon

Confessions in Kealkil
Friday 20th December Before and After 7.30pm Mass

The annual Bantry Carol Service takes place this year on Sunday 22 December at 8pm in St Brendan's Church of Ireland. Please put this date in your diary and join us for this traditional celebration of readings and carols. A wonderful way to begin your Christmas. The choirs of St Finbarr's Church Bantry and Sacred Heart Church Glengarriff will again lead the singing.

The parish assembly are organising a community choir for Kealkill Church on Christmas Day. Any available Musicians and Singers interested in taking part please contact Margaret on 086-0572473 or Joan on 087 - 9179726. Adults and Children welcome.

Bantry Parish & Friends Pilgrimage to Lourdes
22nd – 27th September 2014
Accompanied by Spiritual Director: Fr. Sean Crowley C.C.
Accommodation at the Agena Hotel
Please see Church Porches for details
& Parish Office for booking forms

Come along to a  night of Christmas Carol singing with local children, musicians and singers. This  will take place on Friday the 20th December at 7.30pm at Coomhola Church. Organised by representatives of the Childrens Choir. All very Welcome! Admission free but there will be donation boxes and any proceeds from this will go towards local charities. Hope to see ye on the 20th!

2014 Parish Calendars  are available at the Church Porches. Please take one for your home and for your family & friends.

Bantry Community Choir will be making its first public performance with carol singing at New Street Bantry on Friday 20th Dec at 11.30am with musical director Katy Salvidge and will have choir practice on Dec 16th at 7.30pm in The Maritime Hotel, Bantry, new members welcome. Contact Nora on 0861948074 email noraedgeworth@gmail.com

An Advent Prayer

May this holy Advent Season
bring joy to your heart
a joy the world
cannot give;

A joy to uplift you
when your spirit
feels low;

A joy to refresh you
when your life
feels weary;

A joy to sustain you
when your days
Feel empty;

The joy of knowing
that the Lord is with you
this Christmas, & always.

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