Tuesday, 6 May 2014


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
                                                     1st Anniversary 
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


Mass for TOWN AREAS will be held on Mon., 12th May at Bantry Church at 7.30pm

Mass for outstanding BANTRY STATION AREAS will be held on Tuesday, 13th May at Bantry Church at 7.30pm.
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 Coomhola Church on Thursday 15th May at 7.30pm.
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 Kealkil Church
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 Crowley - Dromcloc House  
Beach, Cappanaloha, Dromreig, Dunbittern, Shanavalla, Dromacusane, Gorteen, Dromcloch, Ardihoulihane, Aghahogeen

                                              Recent Parish Baptisms
Millie Catherine Coppinger
(Ard na Greine, Bantry),
Maja Gebus
(Marino Street, Bantry),
Alexandra Zofia Bak
(Scart Road, Bantry)
We welcome them into our Christian Community

Befriending the Psalms: A public workshop with Mr. Seán Brennan on Saturday May 10th 2014
(10am-1.30pm) in The Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon.
All Welcome
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 University of Wales. Details & booking: corkscripturegroup@gmail.com Cost: €5

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 cover costs.

See Pope Francis in Rome!

The Presentation Brothers are organising a Youth Pilgrimage to Rome 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  abfrancis@eircom.net, or for information on any of the three courses contact Dr. Oliver Scharbrodt o.scharbrodt@ucc.ie 021-490-2359.  For practical information about applying, cost, times and places contact the UCC Centre for Adult Continuing Education, 021 490 4700, email: ace@ucc.ie or  http://www.ucc.ie/en/casr/.

Cork Cancer Research
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

The Glengarriff Theatre Group will be performing ‘BOOKWORMS‘, a recently written comedy by the well-known Irish playwright Bernard Farrell on Thursday May 15 and Sat. May 17 at 8pm in the Parochial Hall in Glengarriff. 
Entrance is €10/8/5 at the door or call Niamh at 027-63261 for reservations."

Cork and Ross Lourdes Pilgrimage

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.
A  45 Progressive  Card  Drive   will also be  held on  Saturday  May  10th  at  9.00P.M.  Sharp.  Admission  £10    Per  Person.
Your  continued support  is greatly  Appreciated.

Died Recently

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 Lourdes Grotto at 9pm during the month of May.
                                   Everybody welcome.

Offertory Collection
Bantry Church weekend of 26th/27th: €1947
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. 

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