Saturday, 2 August 2014


SS Peter and Paul, apostles 
sunday  29th June 2014

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–

Mon. 30th  June: 13th week in Ordinary Time:
Bantry:  10am     Vinnie Walsh, Joe & Mary Walsh –
                            Church Road

Tues. 1st July: 13th Week in Ordinary Time:
Bantry: 10am  Timothy O’Leary – Newtown East  
Wed. 2nd July:  13th  week in Ordinary Time:
Bantry:   10am   Edward & Johanna Gallagher - Dublin   
Hospital:  5.30pm  May McCarthy – Blackrock Terrace        
Thurs. 3rd July: St. Thomas, Apostle:
Bantry:     10am  Maurice & Mary Gilhooley (Snr) & their daughter Mary Gilhooley - Donemark

Friday 4th July: 13th Week in Ordinary Time:
Bantry     10am    50 Wedding Anniversary Intention
Kealkil: 7.30pm  Shared Mass
Bantry: 7.30pm  Shared Mass

Sat.  5th July: 13th week in Ordinary Time:
Hospital: 10am   Patricia O’Shea - Inchinagown
Bantry:    6.15pm  Jimmy O’Rourke – Cois Riasc, Bantry
Sun. 6th July: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Bantry:        9am    James Cronin – Tooreen, Coomanore
Coomhola:  10am  Jerh. & Katie Lucey – Coorloum
                               North, Coomhola
Kealkil:       11am   Nora & Pat O’Sullivan – Breenybeg,  
Bantry:        12noon        People of the Parish

Corpus Christi Processions
We thank all those who helped organise the Corpus Christi Processions and also  those who decorated their homes & businesses.
To those who participated, may the Blessings of Christ, especially the Blessings of Peace, Joy, Happiness and Good Health,  be yours.

THE DEEP END • Places you would rather not go
 Today we celebrate the two founders of the Christian church, Peter and Paul, in some ways not ideal disciples. Peter, originally Simon, was the fisherman who made many mistakes along the way including denying Jesus, but became the ‘rock’ upon which Jesus built his church. Paul, formerly Saul, turned from persecuting Christians into the greatest missionary and theologian in the early Church. The Gospel we hear today tells us something about this discipleship to which Peter and Paul were called. It is not easy, and it is not always what we would expect. Jesus tells Peter: ‘When you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt round you and take you where you would rather not go.’ We are told that Jesus is indicating how Peter is to die. Yet his next words are still an invitation: ‘Follow me.’ Peter is left in no doubt that discipleship will not be a bed of roses. He will not be able to ‘walk where he likes’ and do his own thing. Following Jesus is going to take him to places he would rather not go. If Simon or Saul had known what was ahead, would they have taken the path they did? So it is with our lives. We never know what is around the next corner and what we may have to deal with, whether illness, loss or the many other obstacles that can come our way. The twists and turns of life may indeed bring us where we would rather not go. But we are called to follow Jesus, and trust that he has a plan for us. 
Tríona Doherty, Email

Died Recently
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the family, relatives & friends of
Michael (Mike) McCarthy (Kealkill)
May he rest in peace

First Friday: There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday, 4th July next, after 10am Mass until 7.30pm Mass & you are invited to spend an hour in adoration.

Recent Parish Baptisms:
Tom Matthew O’Donovan
(Dromleigh South, Bantry),
Niamh Kate Gordon
(San Francisco),
We welcome them into our Christian Community

Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
every Monday  evening at 8pm
in the Hospital Chapel

 Recent Parish Weddings
We congratulate local Polish couple Antonina Pietrowska & Marek Adam Ratuszny who were married in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry on Monday, 23rd June by the Chaplain to the Polish Community, Fr. Piotr Galus.

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