BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
The sixth Sunday in ordinary time
sunday 15th February 2015
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 16th Feb: 6th week in Ordinary Time:
Bantry: 10am – Bridie Cronin – Georges Row
Tues. 17th Feb: 6th week in Ordinary Time:
Bantry: 10am – Geraldine Coakley - Snave
Wed. 18th Feb: Ash Wednesday:
Bantry: 10am Dermot Hurley - Drimoleague
Coomhola: 7.30pm: Prayer Service
Thurs. 19th Feb: After Ash Wednesday:
Bantry: 10.00 am: Annie May O’Mahony – Glandore Bantry: 7.30pm Hannie Harrington – Georges Row (Months Mind)
Friday 20th Feb: After Ash Wednesday:
Bantry 10am Mai O’Mahony –
Kealkil: 7.30pm: Teresa Keohane (
Ellen McCarthy ( England) –
both late of Pearsons
Sat. 21st Feb: After Ash Wednesday:
Hospital:10am; Cornelius, Brigid & John Hurley
Bantry: 6.15pm John Casey – Cahernacrin (1st anniv.)
Sun. 22nd Feb: First Sunday of Lent:
James Andrews- Scart Road
Coomhola: 10am: Sean & Eileen Holland - Kealanine
Kealkil: 11am John, Betty & Sean McCarthy – Cappabui North, Kealkil
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
Ash Wednesday Mass Times
5.30pm Hospital Chapel
There will be a Prayer Service with distribution of Ashes in
Coomhola at 7.30pm on Ash Wednesday. St. Joseph
There will be evening Mass at 7.30pm during Lent on Tuesdays & Thursdays in
Every year during Lent we recall that Jesus was beaten, whipped, mocked, crowned with thorns, and nailed to a cross. Our faith teaches us that He endured this agony and suffering, and died for us. By His suffering, Jesus gave meaning to all of our suffering.
Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it; He came to fill it with His presence. This Lent we will unite our own personal suffering with His.
Each one of us has some amount of suffering or hurt in our life, sometimes dating from our past. Petitions symbolise the hurt that is contained in our lives and community.
During Lent we invite anyone with any unresolved grief or pain, or any kind or hurt, to place their petitions in the basket at the side of the Sanctuary. Your petitions represent the pain, grief or hurt in your life. It may be associated with;
v Grief at death or separation
v The pain of broken relationships
v The pain of sickness
v The pain of being misunderstood
v The struggle of sexual identity
v The pain of failure
v Pain of living with an alcoholic partner, parent or child
v The hurt of the past
What is unique about this spiritual exercise is that you will be able to recognise your own grief and suffering and understand that so many others share similar worries. Please feel free at any time during the coming weeks to place petitions in the basket.
Ash Wednesday: 18th February: Day of Fast & Abstinence: Start of 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.
What is a Parish
A Parish Mission is a time to come together, to think about our lives in the light of the Gospel, to celebrate our faith and deepen our sense of belonging to our local parish community.
We will have an opportunity to do this during our Parish
Mission with St.
Patrick’s Community from the 9th to the 13th of March
is for the whole Parish – all are invited! Mission
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. Amen
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of;
May Cronin (nee O’Leary) – Lahern, Ballylickey, Bantry.
Anne McDevitt (nee O’Sullivan) – Glengarriff & late of
May they rest in peace.
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 next year, we would ask you to please contact the parish office (56398) to arrange a date.
Spring Stations 2015
Friday 20th February @ 11am – John & Marion Minehane: Donemark, Lahadane, Carrigbui, Dromafinchin, Dromachapaill, Dromaduneen.
Friday 20th February @ 8pm – John & Kathleen O’Leary - Borlin
Saturday 21st March @ 11am – Pat & Joan O’Mahony
Carriganass, Ahil, Geragh
Recent Parish Baptisms:
We welcome him into our Christian Community
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’ (John 13:1-17).
There will be three preliminary Bible Studies (10.30am-12noon) on Wednesdays 18th & 25th February and 4th March at St. Brendan’s Church.
Adult Night Classes in Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Registration now available for the following courses starting Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26 February
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The 4 Valley’s Social Club: Coomhola, Borlin, Kealkil,
: Are you 60 or over? Why not join the 4
Valley’s Social Club once a month for a meal and a variety of social events
including; outings, music, dancing, singing, craft, cards and bingo. An
opportunity to meet people, have fun and be part of a great group. For further
information contact Anne Harrington, Co-ordinator - 086 726 1086. Photographic
Exhibition of the Group – Bantry Library from the 3rd – 21st
Feb. & Mealagh Valley Hall from 2nd - 14th March Mealagh Valley
Pastoral Teams for Funerals: Meeting of the Funeral Team at 8.00pm on Tuesday, February 17th in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry.
MINDLINK – Free lecture – Wednesday Feb. 18th at 7.45pm in the Maritime Hotel. Rod Briggs, Founder, has helped people from all walks of life worldwide to live a better quality, balanced life. Rod lectures on stress control, personal performance, goals, relationships etc. Details from Mary 085 - 1215984