BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
The third Sunday of easter
sunday 4th May 2014
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :
Mon. 5th May: 3rd week of Easter: B. Edmund Rice
Bantry: 10am Kathleen O’Mahony –Hayes, London
Tues. 6th May: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am Christy Cronin – Gurteenroe
Wed. 7th May: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am Neilie Johnson – Gilhooley Terrace
Hospital: 5.30pm Michael Maguire - Coomhola
Thurs. 8th May: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am John Cotter - Dublin
Friday 9th May: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry 10am Padraig O’Grady – Derryginaugh East
Kealkil: 7.30pm Margaret Cronin – Cappabui, Kealkil
Sat. 10th May: 3rd week of Easter:
Hospital: 10am Con Collins
Bantry: 6.15pm Kevin Lynch Junior
Sun. 11th May: Fourth Sunday of Easter:
Bantry: 9am Mary Swanton - Moulakieve
Coomhola: 10am Johnny Desmond – Coorycommade
– 1st anniversary
Kealkil: 11am Neilus Manning – Pearsons Bridge
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
TOWN AREA MASSES &
SPRING STATIONS 2014
Mass for TOWN AREAS will be held on Mon., 12th May at
at 7.30pm Bantry Church
Mass for outstanding BANTRY STATION AREAS will be held on Tuesday, 13th May at
at 7.30pm. Bantry Church
Seskin Lw/Caherdaniel West, Dromclough, Glencreagh, Parkanna, Scart, Gortacloona, Ardra South, Baurnagearagh, Reendesert, Dromcaol, Coomanore, Glenbanoo, Shandrum, Gortroe, Baurgorm, Milleeney, Ardnatrush, Snave, Ardnagashel, Gurteenroe, Ard na Gaoithe, Whiddy, Dromliath, Ardra North, Derrygrenagh South, Cahergullane, Raheen, Caherdaniel, Derrygreanaugh M & E, Dromgarbh, Drograne
Outstanding Station Areas in Coomhola—Mass in
on Thursday 15th
May at 7.30pm. Coomhola
Snave, Ardnagashel, Ardnatrush, Baurnagearagh, Derrynakilla, Dromgarbh, Drograne, Esknafeelna, Derrycreha, Ardnatrush Beag, Ardnacloughy, Coomhola, Corrycomade, Cooryleary, Dromduv, Millbeg, Farranfadda, Kealanine, Corran, Cooleenlemane, Inchinagown, Coorloum, Derryduve, Cappadayourdil, Rangeroo.
Outstanding Station Areas in Kealkil— Mass at
on Friday 16th May at 7.30pm
Ardra, Ards, Ballinamought, Breenybeg, Breenymore, Cahermounteen, Cahermuckee, Cappabui South, Cappanaboul, Coomleigh, Cousane, Cullinagh, Curryglass, Derryarkane, Dromaneasa, Dromlicacrue, Glounycarney, Gortlachra, Gortnacowley, Incharoe, Kealkil, Kielnacnappogue, Lahernsheermeen, Maughnaclee, Moularaha, Moulavanig, Moulakieve,
The Parish dues may be returned on the night
Spring 2014 – Station Mass
Fri. May 9th @ 8pm– John & Dympna
- Dromcloc House Crowley
Beach, Cappanaloha, Dromreig, Dunbittern, Shanavalla, Dromacusane, Gorteen, Dromcloch, Ardihoulihane, Aghahogeen
Recent Parish Baptisms
(Ard na Greine, Bantry),
Alexandra Zofia Bak
Scart Road, Bantry)
We welcome them into our Christian Community
(10am-1.30pm) in The Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon.
An introduction followed by a workshop pondering selected psalms will show how God’s own prayer book moulds us in psalm-shaped prayerfulness. In the ups, downs, and in-betweens of everyday living, participants will in time find themselves befriending the Book of Psalms. Seán Brennan is a retired teacher. A lifelong learner, he earned an honours BTh with the
. Details &
Cost: €5 University
“Being the Body of Christ” a talk by Fr.Timothy Radcliffe OP will take place on Sunday 18th May from 3pm to 5pm in Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross, Cork.
Fr. Timothy is a former Master General of the Dominican Order & is an internationally renowned speaker & author. His books include: Why go to Church, What is the point of being a Christian, Taking the Plunge, I call you friend, among others. Most recently he is noted as being one whom Pope Francis invited to
Rome to talk to him personally abut the
Church today! The talk is open to all – no charge – a donation is welcome to
The Presentation Brothers are organising a Youth Pilgrimage to
for 16-35 year olds. 26th-30th October (mid-term break). Special Student rate:
only €400. Full details from Ms Treise O'Callaghan at 085-8588338 or www.PresentationBrothers.org.
Evening Certificate in Theology UCC September 2014
UCC is introducing a new certificate in Christian Theology (Study of Religions). Participants take two courses: Topics in Christian Theology which introduces key areas including the person of Jesus, the Bible, the Trinity, the Church and contemporary Christianity; and Perspectives in Christian Theology which explores these themes more fully with readings and applications. In the first term these take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings and in the second term just on Monday evenings. These will be lively and participative sessions.. Alternatively participants can combine Topics in Christian Theology with a course on world religions: Religions in the Contemporary World. For more information about the Christian theology courses please contact Anne Francis 087-228-2134 firstname.lastname@example.org, or for information on any of the three courses contact Dr. Oliver Scharbrodt email@example.com 021-490-2359. For practical information about applying, cost, times and places contact the UCC Centre for Adult Continuing Education, 021 490 4700, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.ucc.ie/en/casr/.
The Fundraiser which was held recently was a wonderful success. Many thanks to the owners for the use of the premises & to all those who helped in any way to raise €9121 for this very worthy cause. Information on the Research Centre can be obtained from the Biosciences Institute UCC (Manager Dr.Soden) www.ccrc.ie and www.breakthroughcancerresearch.ie
Entrance is €10/8/5 at the door or call Niamh at 027-63261 for reservations."
There are some places available on the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from 11th to 16th June for people needing care/assistance to travel and stay in the Acceuil (Hospital) for the 6 days. If you or someone you know is interested please contact tel: 021 4537474 before 8th May.
Also, availability for pilgrims or parish groups who would like to travel with the Diocese and stay in hotels – call 021 4537474
For those who avail of the blood pressure clinic at the Health Centre, Bantry, apologies, but the May Blood Pressure clinic is cancelled. The next Blood Pressure clinic will be advertised when staff is available.
Bingo will be held at Mealagh Valley Community Centre on Thursday next May 8th. at 8.30 P.M.. Admission is £7 Per Person. The Jackpot on the Night will be £320.
45 Progressive Card Drive
will also be held on Saturday May 10th at
9.00P.M. Sharp. Admission £10 Per
Your continued support is greatly Appreciated.
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the family, relatives & friends of Annie O’Connell
(nee Carroll), (Tower Hill, Bantry)
May she rest in peace
Rosary at the
Grotto at 9pm during the month of May. Lourdes
Month of April: Coomhola: €800. Kealkil: €1000
Special collection for Parish Pastoral Services will take place on May 10th/11th.
Renovation Fund collection will be on 24th/25th May.