BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
The Second Sunday of lent
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 17th March: 2nd week of Lent:
Bantry: 9am Denis Cronin – Coomanore & Dublin
Coomhola:10am Pat HarringtonKealanine, Coomhola
Kealkil: 11am People of the Parish
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
Tues. 18th March:2nd week of Lent: St. Aengus
Bantry: 10am Annie Downey - Dromduve
Bantry: 7.30pm Gerald O’Sullivan –
Wed. 19th March: 2nd week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am Seanie Kearns - Lahadane
Hospital: 5.30pm Joan & Pat Daly - Slip
Thurs. 20th March: 2nd week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am Robert Lynch – Ballinlough,
Bantry: 7.30pm Marcus O’Leary – Mallow & Bantry
Friday 21st March: 2nd week of Lent:
Note: No 10am morning Mass due to Confirmations
Kealkil; 7.30pm Jack & Kit O’Sullivan - Gearagh
Sat. 22nd March: 2nd week of Lent:
Hospital: 10am Francis Dineen –
St. Canneras Place
Bantry: 6.15pm James (1st Anniversary) & Mary
Burke – Droumaduneen, Donemark
Bantry: 7.00pm Mass in Polish
Sun. 23rd March: Third Sunday of Lent
Bantry: 9am Pat McCarthy – Seskin
Coomhola: 10am Bridie O’Brien –
Kealkil: 11am John & Bridie Cronin - Cahermuckee
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
MASS INTENTIONS / SHARED MASSES
Every Mass we celebrate is offered for ‘the Pope, the Bishop, the whole order of bishops, all the clergy & the entire people’. Therefore, as is said in the Eucharisitic Prayer everyone is included in the intentions of every
Canon Law states that it is in order for a priest to accept a donation to apply the Mass for a special intention. The request for Masses far exceeds the number of Masses being celebrated in the parish. This was discussed at a recent Parish Assembly meeting & the suggestion of ‘Shared Massed’ was offered.
A ‘shared Mass’ means that the Mass offered would have multiple intentions remembered. A ‘Shared Mass’ can be booked, as normal, through the Parish Office and the intention written into a book specially for the intentions of ‘Shared Masses’. This book will then be placed on the altar during the ‘shared Mass’ keeping the names & intentions present during the
(We are familiar with this during the November Novena).
From the 6th of June (First Friday) of this year the First Friday Masses celebrated in Bantry & Kealkil each month will be ‘Shared Masses’. Booking can be made as usual through the Parish Office. The option of including an individual intention remains at all other Masses celebrated in the parish.
Bishop Buckley will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the children of St. Finbarr’s B.N.S., Our Lady of
& St. Brendan’s School at 10.30am
on Friday 21st March next. Mercy N.S.
Please note that there will be no morning Mass at 10am and there will be limited parking only in the Church Grounds on the day.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Tír gan Teanga
Tír gan Anam
Beannachtaí na Feile Pádraigh
Pope Francis has announced an important lenten initiative in relation to the Sacrament of Confession.
The Holy Father has asked that a church in each Diocese throughout the world would be designated for Continuous Confessions from Friday evening , March 28th to Saturday evening, March 29th, the eve of Laetare Sunday. Pope Francis has continually emphasised the importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of New Evangelisation and in the context for the need for the Priest to be merciful to those who come. He has also stressed the need for frequent confession. In that regard, Pope Francis himself will hear Confessions in St. Peter's in
Confession is an important part of the Lenten observance and is a Sacrament of welcome and mercy for the penitent.
In the Diocese of Cork and Ross, St. Francis Church in Liberty Street has been designated for this purpose and priests from many religious orders and the Diocese will be available throughout the day and night to hear confessions there. It is a church in the city associated with confession and I appreciate the assistance of the Franciscan Community in this regard.
Bishop Buckley said that confession of ones sins and a
return to the Gospel has always been an important
part of the Church's lenten observance. He commend
this initiative wholeheartedly and will hear confessions
himself in St. Francis' at that time.
Please take a Trocaire Box this Lent.
Available at Church Porches.
St Colums lotto Jackpot has reached the huge amount of €2,500. The next draw is on Saturday the 22nd of March in the Brown Pub Kealkil. Make sure to get your tickets to be in with a chance of winning that massive €2,500 jackpot. Yearly tickets are also available at a special rate of 3 for €100 so you are sure you will never miss out on a draw.
In former Timberland shop,
Monday March 31st –Tues. April 8th (9.30am-5.30pm).
Donated items will be collected at the shop (10am-4pm) on Fri, Sat & Sun March 28th-30th. Further details: Nora Cremin (027-51276). Please help us to support this great cause. Together we can make a difference.
Ireland lecture by Prof. Gerry
Wilson, UCD; “Working on a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis” : Rochestown
Park Hotel on Wed 26th March 7.30pm. Admission free. Booking
essential:- Book online: arthritisireland.ie or Call 1890 252 846.
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of ;
Esther (Nora) Lyons (nee Cronin)
Cork & late of Loughadeveen,
Margaret (Mags) Dineen
Daniel J. (Danny Joe) O’Sullivan
Dublin & late of Breenymore)
May they Rest in Peace
Stations of the Cross
Sundays 16th March – 5pm
St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry
To help us to ‘undertake a more fruitful Lenten Journey’ the Stations of the Cross will be led by the students of Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai. We will gather at 5.pm each Sunday in
and invite you to journey with Jesus on His road to Calvary Bantry Church
Spring Stations 2014
Wednesday 26th March @ 8pm – Tony & Martina Connolly – Cahernacrin, Drombroe, Derrincaolig
Saturday 29th March @ 11am – Ann & John Kingston – Lisheens, Traenamaddree.
Friday 4th April @ 8pm– Liz & Martin O’Mahony - Donemark, Lahaden, Carribui, Dromafinchin, Dromachapaill, Dromaduneen.
Friday 11th April @ 8pm – Eugene Buckley – Skahana, Dromsullivan, Inchaclough
Tuesday 15th April @ 11am – Ted & Margaret Cronin – Leachareigh, Derryfadda, Cappabui North, Lacavane, Maugha
It is hoped to have Station Masses for Spring 2014 during the months of March & April. If you are thinking of hosting the Spring Stations this year, we would ask you to please contact the parish office (56398) to arrange a date.
8th / 9th March: €2134
Special collection Irish Bishops Commissions last weekend: €2065