Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Sunday 12th July 2015 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

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Fourteenth Sunday  in Ordinary Time
Sunday 5th July 2015   


Friday, 26 June 2015


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Thirteenth Sunday  in Ordinary Time
Sunday 28th June 2015   


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Friday, 19 June 2015


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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
 21st June 2015

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Friday, 12 June 2015

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Eleventh Sunday  in Ordinary Time
Sunday 14th June 2015   

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Friday, 5 June 2015

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The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
Sunday 7th June 2015    

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Friday, 29 May 2015

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THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Sunday 31st May 2015   


Saturday, 23 May 2015


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Pentecost sunday
24th May 2015


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Saturday, 9 May 2015

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Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sunday 10th  May 2015   

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–

Mon. 11th May: 6th  week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am –  Mark Hutchinson
Bantry: 7.30pm: Town Station Mass

Tues. 12th May: 6th  week of Easter:
Bantry:   10am:   Thomas Walsh – Newtown
Bantry: 7.30am: Bantry Rural Station Mass

Wed. 13th May: 6th  week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am     Denis & Mary Levis - Dunbeacon
Hospital Chapel: 5.30pm  People of the Parish 
      
Thurs. 14th May: St. Matthias, Apostle:
Bantry:  10am: Eileen Murphy – Glanmire
Coomhola: 7.30pm: Coomhola Station Mass
              
Friday 15th May: 6th week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am  Grace Kelly – Dromleigh South – 10th anniversary.
Kealkil: 7.30pm Kealkil Station Mass    

Sat. 16th May: 6th week of Easter:
Hospital:  10am:  Teddy Wiseman – Main Street
Bantry:     6.15pm Michael Thornton – Durrus & Tipperary

Sun. 17th May: The Ascension of the Lord:
Bantry:    9am  Mary Keane - Caherdaniel
Coomhola: 10am: Johnny Downey – Dromduve (4th anniversary) & his parents James & Annie 
                                                                                                                                 Downey
Kealkil:11am Jimmy Murphy – Breenybeg, Kealkil
Bantry:    12noon  People of the Parish 

How are priests paid?

It is often assumed that priests get paid through the Offertory Collection taken up at Masses in the parish every weekend. However, this is not the case. The Offertory Collection goes to fund the day to day running and maintenance of the parish.

Easter Sunday and Christmas Day are the only two offertory collections in the year that contribute to the income of the priests of the parish. The proceeds from these two collections together with the Station Dues, November Novena Offerings and Stole Fees make up the priests income. Stole Fees are the donations given to priests at Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.

Fr. Martin and Fr. Seán are very grateful for the constant financial and prayerful support they receive from the people of the parish.

Spring Stations 2015
TOWN AREA MASSES &  STATIONS
Mass for TOWN AREAS will be held on Monday, 11th May  at Bantry Church at 7.30pm
Mass for outstanding BANTRY STATION AREAS will be held on Tuesday,  12th May at Bantry Church at 7.30pm.
Seskin, Seskin Lw/Caherdaniel West, Dromclough, Glencreagh, Cahernecrin, Drombroe Derrincaolig, Newtown, Coomanore, Glenbanoo, Shandrum, Gortroe, Baurgorm, Milleeney, Cahir, Gories, Leacadiomhaoinm, Cappanavar, Gurteenroe, Ard na Gaoithe, Whiddy, Dromliath, Ardra North, Derrygrenagh South, Cahergullane, Raheen, Caherdaniel, Derrygreanaugh M & E,
Ardnagaoithe Beg
Outstanding Station Areas in Coomhola—Mass in Coomhola Church on Thursday 14th May at 7.30pm.
 Reendesert, Dromcaol, Esknafeelna, Derrycreha, Ardnatrush Beg, Snave, Ardnagashel, Ardnatrush, Dromgarbh, Drograne,  Cappadyourdil, Cooleenlemane, Coorloum, Corrycomade, Cooryleary, Corran, Derryduv,  Farranfada, Inchinagown, Kealanine,   Millbeg, Rangeroo
Outstanding Station Areas in Kealkil— Mass at Kealkil Church on Friday 15th May at 7.30pm
 Ardra, Ards, Ballinamought, Breenybeg, Breenymore,  Cahermounteen, Cahermuckee, Cappabui N & S, Cappanaboul, Coomleigh, Cousane, Cullinagh, Curryglass, Derryarkane, Derryfada, Dromaneasa, Dromlicacrue, Dromsullivan, Glounycarney, Gortlachra, Gortnacowley, Inchaclough, Incharoe, Kealkil, Kielnacnappogue, Lacavane, Lahernsheermeen, Leachareigh, Maugha, Maughnaclee,  Moularaha, Moulavanig, Moulakieve, Skehana,
The Parish dues may be returned on the night

Recent Parish Baptisms:
Magali Nóirín Nell Desbonnet  (Dunlaoghaire, Dublin)

Adamma May Aoife Ejim (Woodfield, Bantry)

Tadhg James Masters (Lutterworth, Leicestershire)
We welcome them into our Christian Community


Lourdes Pilgrimage.
Lourdes is a place of universal meeting and sharing, prayer and celebration of life. Lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the small town of Lourdes is famous for the Marian Apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes in 1858. It is the largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in Europe &  is known as a place that offers hope & consolation to all who are in need of healing & peace.
The Bantry Parish and Friends Pilgrimage will take place from the 22nd to 27th September 2015 (Ex. Cork) with Full Board accommodation in the ‘Agena Hotel’.
Spiritual Director:   Fr. Martin Keohane P.P.
Booking forms:        Available in the Sacristy,  
Bantry Church or see Church porches for details

Parking in Bantry Church Grounds

We ask all parishioners attending Bantry Church to carefully park their cars only in the designated areas.
Parking spaces near the doors should be left for disabled and elderly people.
It is vital that a clear entrance and exit around the Church be kept at all times in the event of an emergency.

Died Recently:
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the family, relatives & friends of
Jimmy O’Shea
(Caherdaniel West & formerly of Coomleigh West, Bantry)
May he rest in peace

Kealkil Choir: Rehearsals start at 7pm in Kealkil Church on Monday 11th May.
All are very welcome.


Remaining First Communion Dates 2015
May 16th  –   Droumclough, Our Lady of Mercy, St.   
                  Finbarr’s & St. Brendan’s – 10.30am Mass
May 23rd – Gaelscol Bheanntraí – 10.30am Mass
May God bless all our First Communion Children 
                                                      on their special day & always. 

Eucharistic Processions in
Bantry Parish 2015
Sunday 31st May: Coomhola
Sunday 7th June:  Kealkil & Bantry

May Rosary at nine at Our Lady’s Shrine 
in Bantry Church grounds
All Welcome

FUNDRAISING GARDEN PARTY St. Joseph's Unit, Bantry General Hospital   Sunday 24th May 2015 from 12.30 - 4.30pm. 
at the Roof-top Garden of St Joseph’s Unit and the adjoining Hospital grounds. Grand Opening at 1pm by Eilish O'Carroll who plays "Winnie McGoogan" of Mrs. Brown's Boys TV and World Stage Fame. FUN FOR The Garden Party is organised by Bay Lions Club and the Residents, Management & Staff of St Joseph’s Unit and Bantry General Hospital.
The idea is to offer the residents, who are not in a position to enjoy their Community as we do, the opportunity to “Bring a little of the outside world to their doorstep”. There will be something for everyone: Entertainment, Music, Competitions, Games, Stalls: Cakes sales, Brick-a-Brac, Raffles, Plants sale, Residents Art Exhibition, Health Expo, Face painting and Balloon Art. Any unwanted gifts and resalable Brick-A- Brac items (excluding clothes and foot wear) would be welcome. They can be given into St. Joseph’s Unit from May 10th Please label them clearly as - “Towards the Garden Party”. Donations of food and baked items can be brought in on the day (24th May). Please come along and make it a great family outing while supporting the residence of St. Joseph's Unit. For more info.or if you wish to volunteer please contact Sarah Cairns 027 52904, St Joseph’s Unit or Mary O’ Regan-Barsum, 086 2363344, President Bantry Bay Lions Club.  

Irish Water Safety Course will begin on 4th August 2015 this year.
Information from Noelle
Tel; 086-1223323.

Bantry AC/Fit4Life: New walk/jog/chat group starting on Monday May 11th. Suitable for complete  beginners. Male & Female welcome. Meet at Westlodge leisure centre @ 6:45. Activity at 7.

Bantry Bay Lions Club members wish to acknowledge the tremendous response from Bantry residents and the wider communities for the Nepal Earthquake Relief collection held in Bantry town last Saturday.  The total  from the collection and donations amounted to €2,528.  A huge thank you to everyone who contributed so generously. We are proud to report that 100% of all funds raised by Lions are channelled directly to the respective charities and disasters as Lions members pay annual dues that are used to cover all administration costs.

The Meaning of Marriage
“Catholic Comment” are giving this timely presentation in the Good Shepherd Convent, Sunday’s Well, (next to the Old City Gaol),
on Tuesday, 12th May at 7:30pm.
Admission: Free. Everybody Welcome.
For further information please contact:Gearóid (086) 129 33 84 and Marie (085) 169 49 01

Offertory Collection: Bantry: Weekend 2nd/3rd May: €1961.  
Second Collection for the Pastoral Development office in the Diocese takes place this weekend.

45  PROGRESSIVE   CARD DRIVE  AT MEALAGH   VALLEY HALL  ON SATURDAY  May  16TH.  AT  9.30pm. ALL  ARE WELCOME.
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fifth Sunday of easter
sunday 3rd May 2015   

 Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–

Mon. 4th May: 5th  week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am –  Mick & Tess O’Leary – Whiddy Island

Tues. 5th May: 5th  week of Easter:
Bantry:   10am:   Special Intention

Wed. 6th May: 5th  week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am     Christy Cronin – Gurteenroe
Hospital Chapel: 5.30pm  Mike Maguire 
      
Thurs. 7th May: 5th week of Easter:
Bantry:  10am: Christy, Nellie, John & Joan O’Sullivan – Healy Pass Road, Adrigole
              
Friday 8th May: 5th week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am  Maeve O’Donoghue – Dromleigh N.
Kealkil: 7.30pm Johnny O’Sullivan – Breenybeg,
                                                                      Kealkil    

Sat. 9th May: 5th week of Easter:
Hospital:  10am:  Padraig O’Grady – Derryginagh
                                                            East
Bantry:     6.15pm Kevin Lynch Jnr. - Dromleigh

Sun. 10th May: Sixth Sunday of  Easter:
Bantry:    9am  Mary Agnes Hourihan – Chapel St.
Coomhola: 10am: Donal Daly – Coorloum North
Kealkil:11am  Deceased members of the McSweeney Family
Bantry:    12noon  People of the Parish


The 11am Mass in Kealkil Church today, Sunday 3rd May, is for the intentions of:
Mary Casey – Market Street & Whiddy (Month’s Mind) and Peg & Denis O’Leary – Whiddy Island.
Apologies for the error in last week’s newsletter.

New Youth 2000, youth prayer meeting taking place in Drimoleague Parish Church on Fridays at 8pm.  Commences on Friday 8th, May 2015.  For young people aged 16-35.  For more information contact Mary Anne on 086 352 1046

 First Communion Dates 2015
May 9th –    Coomhola & Derrycreha – 10.30am Mass
May 16th  –   Droumclough, Our Lady of Mercy, St.   
                  Finbarr’s & St. Brendan’s – 10.30am Mass
May 23rd – Gaelscol Bheanntraí – 10.30am Mass
May God bless all our First Communion Children 
on their special day & always.

Died Recently:
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of

Mary Hourihan (née O’Donnell)
(Thurles & formerly Durrus, Bantry)

Eamonn Daly (Kealkill)

Ellen (Nell) Kelleher (née Cullinane) (Kealkill)

May they rest in peace

Lourdes Pilgrimage.
Lourdes is a place of universal meeting and sharing, prayer and celebration of life. Lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the small town of Lourdes is famous for the Marian Apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes in 1858. It is the largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in Europe, which is known as a place that offers hope and consolation to all who are in need of healing and peace.
The Bantry Parish and Friends Pilgrimage will take place from the 22nd to 27th September 2015 (Ex. Cork) with Full Board accommodation in the ‘Agena Hotel’.

Spiritual Director:   Fr. Martin Keohane P.P.

Booking forms:        Available in the Sacristy, St. Finbarr’s Church,   Bantry, or see Church porches for details.


May Rosary at nine at Our lady’s Shrine  in Bantry Church grounds

Spring 2015 Parish Dues envelopes are now ready for distribution. We ask those who kindly distribute them in Bantry town to call to the Sacristy to collect them.

Recent Parish Baptisms:

Kate Ryan  (Lisheens, Kealkil)

Kelly Creedon (Old Barrack Road, Bantry)

Michael Liam Wiseman (Caherdaniel West, Bantry)

Daithí Liam Maddock (Ahilmore, Kealkil)

We welcome them into our Christian Community

The Parish Assembly will meet on Tuesday evening next May 5th at 7.30pm in the Sacristy Meeting Room. This is the last meeting of the Assembly before the summer break. Meetings will resume in September for the final year of this Assembly.
The June meeting on Monday June 15th will be a Retreat evening for all those in ministry in the parish. Further details in the coming weeks.

Spring Stations 2015
TOWN AREA MASSES &  STATIONS

Mass for TOWN AREAS will be held on Monday, 11th May  at Bantry Church at 7.30pm

Mass for outstanding BANTRY STATION AREAS will be held on Tuesday,  12th May at Bantry Church at 7.30pm.
Seskin, Seskin Lw/Caherdaniel West, Dromclough, Glencreagh, Cahernecrin, Drombroe Derrincaolig, Newtown, Coomanore, Glenbanoo, Shandrum, Gortroe, Baurgorm, Milleeney, Cahir, Gories, Leacadiomhaoinm, Cappanavar, Gurteenroe, Ard na Gaoithe, Whiddy, Dromliath, Ardra North, Derrygrenagh South, Cahergullane, Raheen, Caherdaniel, Derrygreanaugh M & E,
Ardnagaoithe Beg

Outstanding Station Areas in Coomhola—Mass in Coomhola Church on Thursday 14th May at 7.30pm.
 Reendesert, Dromcaol, Esknafeelna, Derrycreha, Ardnatrush Beg, Snave, Ardnagashel, Ardnatrush, Dromgarbh, Drograne,  Cappadyourdil, Cooleenlemane, Coorloum, Corrycomade, Cooryleary, Corran, Derryduv,  Farranfada, Inchinagown, Kealanine,   Millbeg, Rangeroo

Outstanding Station Areas in Kealkil— Mass at Kealkil Church on Friday 15th May at 7.30pm
 Ardra, Ards, Ballinamought, Breenybeg, Breenymore,  Cahermounteen, Cahermuckee, Cappabui N & S, Cappanaboul, Coomleigh, Cousane, Cullinagh, Curryglass, Derryarkane, Derryfada, Dromaneasa, Dromlicacrue, Dromsullivan, Glounycarney, Gortlachra, Gortnacowley, Inchaclough, Incharoe, Kealkil, Kielnacnappogue, Lacavane, Lahernsheermeen, Leachareigh, Maugha, Maughnaclee,  Moularaha, Moulavanig, Moulakieve, Skehana,
The Parish dues may be returned on the night

Offertory Collection: Bantry: Weekend 25th / 26th April: €1905.  
Month of April: Coomhola:€700 Kealkil:€925
Second Collection for the Pastoral Development office in the Diocese: The annual second collection to fund the work of the Cork and Ross Pastoral Development Office will be taken up next weekend Saturday/Sunday 9th and 10th May.  This annual collection funds the costs of training for parish assemblies; ministry to young people; training for parish ministries; resources for ongoing formation such as courses, conferences.

CoAction Bantry AGM
CoAction Bantry will be holding its AGM at their Centre in Slip on Wednesday next, May 6th at 8pm. All are welcome.

Bantry AC/Fit4Life: New walk/jog/chat group starting on Monday May 11th. Suitable for complete  beginners. Male & Female welcome. Meet at Westlodge leisure centre @ 6:45. Activity at 7.

Bantry Bay Lions 10th Anniversary Charter Night Dinner at the Westlodge Hotel on Saturday, May 23. Dress code will be a lounge suit and a 4 course dinner will be served. There will be a raffle and music provided by Tolly Franklin. The evening starts at 7.30pm with meal served at 8pm. Tickets at €30 per person are available from Marion Rouse, Club Secretary, at 086-2416508 or 027-61095. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening to celebrate 10 successful years of the Bantry Bay Lions Club.

Bantry Defibrillator Group members will be doing CPR demonstrations and giving step by step guides to performing good effective CPR and how to use a defibrillator on Wed May 6th at 8pm in the Boys Club.  We need new members to come along and join the group and learn these life saving skills.All welcome 

There will be a Blood Pressure Clinic held at the Bantry Primary Care Health Centre, Maritime Hotel, Bantry on Wednesday, May 6th 2015 from 2.30pm to 4pm.  All are welcome to attend this free, confidential service being offered by the Health Service Executive and your local Public Health Nurse. 
It is important for people of all ages to have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis

Over 600 cyclists expected to arrive in Bantry at 7pm on Mon. evening as part of the Malin to Mizen cycle against suicide. We would ask people to come out on the streets to cheer those cyclists on for such a worthy cause,as they make their way up to Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai. Many cyclists will overnight in Bantry & leave town at 9.30am on Tuesday morning heading for Mizen Head. A big thank you to all the homes in the area who offered to host a cyclist overnight.
"Together shoulder to shoulder we can break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland "


Saturday, 18 April 2015

BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER

Third Sunday of Easter
           Sunday 19th April 2015    


Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–

Mon. 20th April: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am –  Peggy O’Sullivan - Glencreagh


Tues. 21st April: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry:       10am: Jeremiah McCarthy – Blackrock Terrace

Wed. 22nd  April: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am Sheila O’Mahony – High Street
Hospital Chapel:
5.30pm  Jim & Mary Burke - Droumaduneen 
      
Thurs. 23rd  April: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry: 10.30am: Gaelscoil Confirmation                             
Friday 24th  April: 3rd week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am  John Sullivan - Reendonegan
Kealkil: 7.30pm Timothy & Mary O’Leary –
                                        Lackareagh    
                                         
Sat. 25th  April: St. Mark - Evangelist:
Hospital:  10am: Tommy Barry - Derryvahalla
Bantry:     6.15pm Conor Morrissey - Newtown


Sun. 26th April: Fourth Sunday of  Easter:
Bantry:    9am  Junior McCarthy – Colomane East
Coomhola: 10am: J.D. & Eileen Harrington –
                                        Derrynakilla
Kealkil:11am  Mary Murphy - Cahirmounteen
Bantry:    12noon  People of the Parish     

                                      
                                      Baptisms in Bantry Parish

Beginning May 2015 there will be Baptisms in Kealkil Church only on the second Sunday of each month at 11.45am.
Baptisms will be held every Saturday at 4pm in Bantry Church.
For the time being there will be no Baptisms  in Coomhola Church.

Celebrating and praying for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life. Pope Francis has designated this year – the Year for Consecrated Life – so we invite the priests, religious and people of the Diocese to join together to give thanks for the vocations of the past, to celebrate the vocations in our diocese today and to pray in hope for vocations of the future in our Diocesan liturgy on Friday 24th April  at 7:30pm at Saint Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Cork. All welcome

Died Recently:
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of

Betty (Bridget) Murray
(née Sugrue)
Ballylickey, Bantry

Sylvia Magner (née Cotter)
Newtown Bantry
May they rest in peace

The Second Annual Mass and Blessing for People With Parkinsons, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Monday 20th April at 7.00 p.m.  All  Welcome.


Confirmation Day 2015:
Monsignor O’Callaghan will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the Children of Gaelscoil Bheanntraí at 10.30am on Thursday, 23rd April next.
Please note that there will be no 10am Mass in Bantry Church that morning.

 Recent Parish Weddings:
We congratulate Ciarah Gosai (Chistlehurst, Kent, UK) & Matt Cooke (Northampton, UK) who were married in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry, on Saturday 11th April 2015.   We wish Ciarah & Matt long & happy lives together


Come and see: Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork and Ross. An open invitation is extended to men over 18 who are interested in knowing more about being  a priest in our Diocese to come to an afternoon information session on this Sunday 19th April from 2:30pm to 5:30pm  at Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte, Cork
Further details from Canon Bertie O’Mahony  021 4346940   or    
Fr Tom Deenihan  021 4301717. 
Email: secretary@corkandross.org

Cork ARC Cancer Support House are delighted to announce that with the assistance of Bantry Hospice, they will be extending their services into West Cork with the opening of a new support centre at ‘The Bungalow’, Gories in Bantry, Co Cork. The new centre in Bantry opened on Tuesday 14 April 2015.
For many years people from West Cork have been travelling to Cork for cancer support services and having this new centre in Bantry will help to avoid these long journeys. The Bantry centre will serve the needs of the local community as well as the wider regions of West Cork from Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Skibbereen, Sheep’s Head, Mizen and Beara Peninsulas and their islands, and beyond to Kenmare, South Kerry.
At the support centre in Bantry visitors can expect to receive a warm welcome from one of the trained volunteers in a tranquil, safe, and home-like atmosphere.  All services are provided free of charge and include massage, reflexology and counselling by appointment.
The support centre will be open on Tuesdays from 10am to 4pm when anyone affected by cancer can telephone or drop in, without an appointment, and talk in confidence with one of the trained volunteer listeners. Contact: Patricia Lyne Tel: 083 1988580 or email: westcork@cancersupport.ie


Bantry Parish & Friends  Pilgrimage to Lourdes 22nd – 27th September 2015
Accompanied by Spiritual Director:
Fr. Martin Keohane P.P. Ex-Cork.
Accommodation at the Agena Hotel
Please see Church Porches for details

BANTRY BLUES LADIES GAA - Training for u-7 and u-8 girls  has now commenced on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 to 6.30 in Wolfe Tone Park.  All girls born from 2008 onwards are welcome


Bingo  with  A Jackpot  at  Mealagh  Valley  Hall  on Thursday  April  23rd. at  8.30P.M..  Usual Bus  Service  will run. All  are  Welcome.   Your  Support  is  greatly  appreciated.

TABLE QUIZ: MEALAGH VALLEY COMMUNITY HALL FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH, 8:30pm CHLOÉ MULHALL FUNDRAISER FOR NURSING VOLUNTEERING. €30 per table of 4. Lots of money & raffle prizes to be won. Please contact Chloé on 0861699754 if you require any further details. Thank you for everyone who attended my previous Bingo fundraiser. It was a great success! I would also like to thank all the local businesses for all their support, John Connolly for all of his help and The WestLodge Hotel their hospitality.

DROMCLOUGH N.S.will be holding a ‘’New and Used Clothing Collection” fundraising event on Friday 24th of April. You can drop bags to the school at 9.30am on the morning of the collection. They will collect women’s, men’s and children’s clothes; household linens, footwear, bags and belts. For more information please ring 027-50868

Daffodil Day Success: The people of Bantry once again excelled in their generosity on Daffodil Day, raising €5,670 for the Irish Cancer Society. Maria Power who organised the day thanks all the volunteers & everyone who gave so generously to this worthy cause

Offertory Collection:
Bantry: Weekend 11th/12th April: €1986.
A Special collection for Diocesan Needs will take place on this weekend, April 18th / 19th.  This collection helps cover running costs for the Diocese.

ACCORD Marriage Education Facilitator: Are you interested in becoming a facilitator with Ireland’s leading provider of marriage preparation programmes? Would you like, as part of a team to meet couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church? Our training will provide you with a Special Purpose Award from the Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Accord facilitators work as part of a team, encouraging couples to engage in conversation with each other, discuss  relevant topics & consider future plans. This is all done in a secure, confidential, non-threatening environment.  He/she will facilitate group activities and discussions. Anyone interested in working with Accord as a facilitator please contact Bantry Accord on 027-50272 or email accordbantry@eircom.net

Tidy Towns AGM takes place on Tues. 21st April at 8pm in  the Maritime Hotel.
New Members very welcome.

Renovation Fund Update as at 31st December 2014




Costs of Renovations to Parish Church's





Bantry


1,143,000.00
Coomhola


359,000.00
Kealkill


71,000.00
Total Cost


1,573,000.00








Parish Deposit Account


(Inclusive of substantial Donation from

estate of Parishoner)


1,117,840.44




Balance outstanding before Fundraising
455,159.56




Donations from Parishoners


(Fundraising Appeal)


430,508.00




Proceeds from Concert

4,950.00








Shortfall - need to be raised
19,701.56


BANTRY BLUES LADIES GAA - Training for u-7 and u-8 girls  has now commenced on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 to 6.30 in Wolfe Tone Park.  All girls born from 2008 onwards are welcome