BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
First Sunday of lent
sunday 22nd February 2015
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 23rd Feb: 1st week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am – Padraig O’Grady – Doiregrenaugh East
Tues. 24th Feb: 1st week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am – Mary Sugrue –
Bantry: 7.30pm – Gerald O’Sullivan –
Wed. 25th Feb: 1st week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am Timothy & Mary O’Sullivan – Reenrour East
Hospital: 5.30pm Sheila Cronin (Rock Villas – Months Mind and her brother Sonny Cronin – Seskin
Thurs. 26th Feb: 1st week of Lent:
Bantry: 10.00 am: Michael Scully – New Street
Bantry: 7.30pm Paddy O’Sullivan – Reenrour East (20th anniversary)
Friday 27th Feb: 1st week of Lent:
McCarthy – High Street Florence
Kealkil: 7.30pm: People of the Parish
Sat. 28th Feb: 1st week of Lent:
Hospital:10am; Paddy McSweeney - Shannavalla
Bantry: 6.15pm Margaret O’Sullivan – Dromleigh Sth
Sun. 1st March: Second Sunday of Lent:
Bantry: 9am: Connie O’Sullivan
Coomhola: 10am: Cornelius Healy & Michael Healy –
Kealkil: 11am Danny Joe O’Sullivan - Moularaha
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
There will be evening Mass at 7.30pm during Lent on Tuesdays & Thursdays
St Patrick’s Community will give our Parish Mission from the 9th to the 13th of March. Each day has a different theme with talks from the group, prayer, music and a lot more.
Monday night: God’s Love 7:30pm
Tuesday night: God’s Mercy 7:30pm
Wednesday night: God’s healing 7:30pm
Thursday night: God’s gift of Mary 7:30pm
Friday night: Mass of the Holy Spirit 7:30pm
is for the whole
Parish – Mission
all are invited!
There is something for everyone!
We pray that our Parish Mission may be a time of grace and renewal for all.
We ask you to bless all the families in our Parish especially those who are experiencing difficulties.
Bless the old, the young, the poor, the sick, the unemployed and those in sorrow or despair.
Help us dear Lord to grow in faith and love of you.
Pastoral Teams for Funerals
The Parish Funeral Team will begin its ministry this weekend with a Commissioning Ceremony at the 6.15pm Vigil Mass in Bantry and at the 11.00am Mass in Kealkill. The members of the team are: Theresa Collins, Sheila Hegarty, Anna Goggin, Mary Connolly, Bernard O’Leary, Deirdre Kingston, John O’Sullivan and Maura O’Flynn.
We pray for them as they begin their ministry.
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of;
Kathleen Mary Brandon –
Blackrock Close, Bantry.
May she rest in peace.
Station of the Cross during Lent
Each Sunday evening during Lent, members of our community will lead us in praying the Stations of the Cross at 5pm. We invite all to attend. If you wish to lead or be involved in any way, please contact members of Parish Assembly.
Spring Station Masses 2015
It is hoped to have Station Masses for Spring 2015 starting on 17th January, and continuing through February, March & April.
If you are thinking of hosting the Spring Stations this year, we would ask you to please contact the parish office (56398) to arrange a date.
Spring Stations 2015
Saturday 21st March @ 11am –
Pat & Joan O’Mahony - Carriganass,
Beginning Experience is a worldwide specially designed support programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce to work through the grief process, and to discover for themselves that merely "existing" in life can be transformed into "living" a new life, though a different one. The next weekend is being held at the Ennismore Retreat Centre,
from Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th
April, 2015. For further details please contact 0879886480
or email firstname.lastname@example.org Cork
CANCER SURVIVORS: The next meeting will be on Tuesday 24 Feb in The Maritime Hotel, Bantry, from 11am to 12:30. Eadaoin Ni Bhuachalla, UCC Research Dietitian and one of the authors of "Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery" will address nutrition issues at this informal coffee morning. Attendance restricted to people diagnosed with cancer.
Congregational Singing at 6.15pm Mass: To enhance the celebration of Mass we raise our voices together in song. Hymn leaflets can be found in the church porch.
Bantry Blues GAA Club Registration will take place on Friday 27th February from 6pm to 8pm at the Clubhouse and also on Saturday 28th from 2pm to 4pm. All members are asked to come along and register on these dates. Only registered members can train and play for Bantry Blues
Cancer Research – Annual Fundraiser Appeal
in the ‘Timberland’ Shop Bantry
Sat. March 14th-Mon.March 23rd (9.30am-5.30pm)
Donated items will be collected at the shop on Wed. Thurs. Fri. 1th, 12th, 13th March (10am-4pm)
Donations very much appreciated: unwanted gifts, bags, nursery items, arts/crafts, jewellery, bags, ornaments, pictures, glassware, chine, good toys & games, exercise equipment, radios and music centres, cds, dvds etc (no clothes, books or shoes).
Please help support this great cause.
Together we can make a difference.
Mealagh Valley Community Alert Group will hold their Annual General Meeting in The Community Hall, Ards on Monday February 23rd. at 8.00P.M.. Many interesting speakers from An Garda Siochana and other groups will address this Meeting. It would be appreciated if every household in the Valley could be represented at this very important meeting. By working together we will keep our Valley Crime Free.
Bingo with A Jackpot will be held at Mealagh Valley Community Hall on Thursday February 26th at 8.00P.M.. The Usual Bus Service will run. Your Support would be greatly Appreciated.
Bantry and District Cardiac Support Group AGM on Tues Feb 24h at 8pm at the Family Resource Centre,
No.2 Main St Bantry. The group welcomes people who
have had a cardiac event All are
welcome. Contact: Catherine Cahalane Cardiovascular RHN 086 7871552
Over 60s Talent Competition –
8pm, Thurs 19 March at
, Rosscarbery Celtic Ross
Are you over 60, and can sing, dance, play an instrument or recite a poem? Then sign up for the West Cork Heat of the Over 60s Talent Competition which is now in its 39th year. This is a very enjoyable and sociable event and highlights the talents and skills of those over sixty. The winner will be entered into the Cork Semi-Final taking place in
on Sunday 26 April. If you would like more information or would
like to enter please call Clare on (023) 8848722. Tickets:€5 (Free to
contestants) Cork City Hall
In Aid of the Irish Heart Foundation.
Coomhola/Glengariff Parent and Toddler Group, held on Thursday mornings 10am - 12noon in Glengarriff Community Hall €4 per family.All new faces very welcome.Contact 0861713371 with any query.
The World Day of Prayer Service for 2015 will take place at 8pm on Friday 6th March
All women and men are welcome to attend. The Women of the
Bahamas who compiled the service
based on the theme of Jesus’ Words. ‘Do
you know what I have done to you’ (John13:1-17).
There will be three preliminary Bible Studies (10.30am-12noon) on Wednesdays 18th & 25th February and 4thMarch at St. Brendan’s Church
Recent Parish Baptisms:
Julia Elizabeth Kingston
), Massachusettes, USA
We welcome her into our Christian Community