BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
Easter Day of the Lord’s resurrection
Sunday 20th April 2014
During this Easter Season
may you experience thePeace of the Risen Christ.
Lord, the resurrection of Your Son
has given us new life and renewed hope.
Help us to live as new people
in pursuit of the Christian ideal.
Grant us wisdom to know
what we must do,
the will to want to do it,
the courage to undertake it,
the perseverance to continue to do it,
and the strength to complete it.
People's Prayer Book Saint Joseph
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 21st April: Easter Monday:
Bantry: 10am Anthony McCarthy – Donemark &
Kilcrohane – 4th Anniversary
Tues. 22nd April: Easter Tuesday:
Bantry: 10am Sheila O’Mahony – High Street
Wed. 23rd April: Easter Wednesday:
Bantry: 10am Eileen Browne – Seskin
Hospital: 5.30pm John Sullivan - Reendonegan
Thurs. 24th April: Easter Thursday:
Bantry: 10am The Intentions of Residents of
Friday 25th April: Easter Friday:
Bantry 10am Brigid Cotter - Schull
Kealkil; 7.30pm Timothy & Mary O’Leary – Lackareigh, Kealkil l
Sat. 26th April: Easter Saturday:
Hospital: 10am Hannah O’Shea –
Bantry: 6.15pm Conor Morrissey –
Bantry: 7.00pm Mass in Polish
Sun. 27th April: Second Sunday of Easter
Bantry: 9am Mary Kate O’Sullivan – Slip Lawn
Coomhola: 10am Christy Cronin - Ardnacloughy
Kealkil: 11am Jerome Minehane - Lisheens
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
THE DEEP END • He is Risen!
RTÉ recently showed a documentary called ‘Somebody to Love’, which explored the romantic lives of people with physical or intellectual disabilities. The honest style of the programme struck a chord with many viewers, and Twitter was immediately awash with positive comments – ‘inspiring without being patronising’; ‘in depth and thought provoking’; ‘a beautiful, positive documentary’ just some of the compliments. It was heartening to see such praise for a well-made programme, and even more so to hear the stories of the people who took part and the obstacles they had overcome in their search for love.
Easter is a time to celebrate life and love. We are Easter people, but what does this mean? We use the word ‘Alleluia’ (Praise the Lord) a lot at Easter, and the Exsultet or Easter Proclamation tells us to rejoice! Exult! All the things we associate with Easter – chicks, bunnies, lambs, flowers – are signs of spring and new beginnings. Easter brings new life and hope. Are we positive about life, recognising the dignity of every person? Are our parishes and communities places of welcome, joy and love?
‘He is risen! And because He is risen, we too shall rise... The anticipation of eternal life is the source and reason for our hope. If cultivated and protected, it illuminates our lives as persons and communities.’ Pope Francis
Tríona Doherty Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Stations 2014
Saturday 26th April @ 11am – Deirdre Kingston- Newtown
Mass Of Intercession to
Paul 2nd Saint John
For People with Parkinsons In St Patricks Church, Rochestown, Cork On Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 7.00 pm, With Sacrament Of Anointing Of The Sick
People with Parkinsons,and Similar Conditions and their families, are especially welcome to participate in this special Mass. Pope John Paul 2nd will be canonised on 27th April next. He is credited with at least 2 miracles, the healing of a French nun, Sr. Marie Simon-Pierre who inexplicably recovered from
Parkinson’s disease in 2005. A second miracle involved a Costa Rican woman who was cured of brain aneurysm the very day of John Paul 2nd’s beatification.
Rochestown is located at the Rochestown Exit (R610)from the St.Patricks Church South Ring Road. From N40 East and West
take the Carrigaline/Rochestown Exit(N28) followed by
Rochestown Exit (R610), Church is 1st Exit at Roundabout on
St. Patricks has full Disabled Access.
BANTRY TOWN COUNCIL
Bantry Town Council are trying to locate all former Town Commissioners and Councillors and relatives of deceased former Town Commissioners and Councillors.
Therefore if you are a relative of a deceased former Town Commissioner or Councillor please contact the Town Clerk at email@example.com, at Áras Beanntraí, Bantry, Co.
or at 027-50058, before April 22nd 2014. Cork
Bantry Tidy Towns
Bantry Tidy Towns Big Clean Up will take place on Thursday next, 24th April at 7pm. Meeting at the fountain.
Home Share is an initiative that provides short breaks for children and adults who attend COPE Foundation. Home Sharers are recruited from the community and the respite care/short break is provided in the sharer’s home. These short breaks can be for a couple of hours, overnights, week-ends or even longer.
Many families take great joy in caring for their loved ones, however providing this care on an ongoing basis can be extremely tiring and stressful. Having a short break from this care giving can be of huge benefit to the care giver, their family and the person being cared for.
Home sharers can be working, retired, or unemployed with or without children, single or with a partner.
Training, support and an allowance will be provided to Home Sharers.
If you would like more information or if you are interested in becoming a Home Sharer please ring Philip Grant on 021 4643238 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bantry Parish & Friends Pilgrimage to
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
Bingo with a Jackpot of £315 will take place at Mealagh Valley Community Hall on Thursday April 25th. at 8.30P.M.. The Usual Bus Service will run on the evening. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Beginners hatha flow yoga classes starting on Thursday 24th April at 9.30am to 10.30am and 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Bantry Boys Club. 11euro drop in or 50euro for a course of 5 classes. To book your space please contact Noreen Mc Grath 086 1012100.