BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Sunday 22nd March 2015
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 23rd March: 5th week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am – Robert Lynch Ballinlough,
Tues. 24th March: 5th Week of Lent:
Bantry: 10am Stephen O’Donoghue –
Bantry: 7.30pm Helen & Jeremiah Whooley -
Wed. 25th March: The Annunciation of the Lord:
Bantry: 10am Rita Crotty– Dungarvan, Co.Waterford
Hospital: 5.30pm – People of the Parish
Thurs. 26th March: 5th Week of Lent:
Bantry: 10.00 am: Oonagh Cussen
Bantry: 7.30pm Jeremiah, Margaret & John
O’Mahony - Castlehaven
Friday 27th March: 5th week of Lent:
Bantry 10am Joseph & Catherine Lynch –Marian Tce
Kealkil: 7.30pm Nigel Kingston - Lisheens
Sat. 28th March: 5th week of Lent:
Hospital:10am; Sean & Marie Baker -Carhukeal Bantry:
6.15pm Christy & Eileen O’Shea –
Sun. 29th March : Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion:
Bantry: 9am: Mary Daly –
(nee O’Connell –
Chapel Street) – 1st
Coomhola: 10am: Con O’Leary – Borlin &
Eileen Harrington - Kealanine
Kealkil:11am Mary & John O’Rourke - Incharoe
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
Next Sunday, March 29th, we celebrate Palm Sunday when we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into
. The Bible tells us that when Jesus
crowds greeted Him waving palms and throwing them in his path. Jerusalem
Palm will be blessed just before all Masses next weekend. Blessed palm will be available in all three churches after Masses and you may also bring your own to have it blessed.
Holy Week Ceremonies
The schedule of ceremonies for Holy Week is available in all church porches this weekend. Please take one.
Join us as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Stations of the Cross – Sunday, 5.00pm
The Stations of the Cross will be led by the Children of our Parish Primary Schools today at 5pm in St. Finbarr’s Church. Why not come and join our Children as we accompany Jesus on his journey to
Recent Parish Baptisms:
Fionn Patrick O’Sullivan
(Slip Lawn, Bantry),
Joe Anthony Cronin
(Derrynafinchin, Borlin, Coomhola),
We welcome them into our Christian Community
Recent Parish Weddings:
We congratulate Tara Clifford (Gurteenroe, Bantry) & John O’Sullivan (Dingle, Co. Kerry) who were married in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry on Saturday, 14th March 2015. We wish Tara & John long & happy lives together
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of;
Katherine (Kitty) Keohane (nee O’Sullivan) – Slip Lawn & Baurgarriff
Norah Connolly – Reendesert, Bantry
Malachy McCarthy – Bantry & Athy, Co.Kildare
May they rest in peace.
Spring Station Masses 2015
It is hoped to have Station Masses for Spring 2015 in 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
Wednesday 25th March @ 8pm – Denis & Rose O’Connor – Ardnacloughy, Dromduve, Baurnagearagh
Wednesday 15th April @ 8pm – Brendan & Helen O’Keeffe: Gorteen, Beach, Cappanaloha, Dromreig, Dunbittern, Shanavalla, Dromacusane, Dromcloch, Ardihoulihane, Aghahogeen,
Bantry weekend of 14/15th March: €1573.
Special Collection for Irish Bishops Commissions last weekend: Bantry Parish: €1705
Kealkill Community Alert Group
AGM is on next Wednesday night, March 25th at 8.30 pm in
. Kealkill National
The group would love to see people with an interest in their community coming along to the meeting.
Sgt. Ian O’Callaghan, West Cork Crime Prevention Officer, will be the guest speaker on the night.
The group are asking as many people as possible, from our community, both young and old to attend.
Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa 1831-1915
Launch of Centenary Commemoration Programme – West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen, Weds. 25th March at 7.30pm
All welcome to attend the meeting to announce details of the programme of commemorative events marking the centenary of the death & famous funeral in Glasnevin Cemetary of the Cork Fenian, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. Further details from Gabriel Doherty,
, UCC. G.DOHERTY@UCC.IE (021-4902783) School
St. Colum’s Camogie Upcoming fixture - Under 14 County League St. Colum's v Grenagh Sunday 22nd of March @ 11:30am in St. Colum's GAA Grounds. All support greatly appreciated New members always welcome!
Bingo with A Jackpot will be held in Mealagh Valley Hall on Thursday March 26th. at 8.00P.M.. Your Support would be greatly appreciated.
Cycle against Suicide is a voluntary organisation with the aim of raising awareness of the many supports and help available to those battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
Bantry has been chosen this year as an overnight stop for the charity cycle on May 4th. The event is a 400km cycle tour of
over 14 days, with Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai being the main assembly area for
the event in Bantry. Ireland
Central to its success is the Homestay Programme. People from across the county open their homes to the participants, provide them with a warm meal, chance to freshen up and a bed for the night.
We are looking for accommodation for up to 300 cyclists & if you can offer a room for the night we would be very grateful. This is a very tangible way for everyone in Bantry to lend support & ‘together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide on the
.’ island of Ireland
Please contact: Marie Spillane – 086-2328150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More details about cycle against suicide on facebook & www.cycleagainstsuicide.com
Host Carers sought for CoAction’s Homelink Service: After the success of our new respite venture - Homelink, CoAction are looking for individuals or families that are interested in sharing their homes, their lives and their friendships with a child or adult with an intellectual disability and/or autism to expand this service. Homelink involves having a child or adult visit your home for short breaks and caring for the guest as a member of your family. CoAction will provide training and on-going support to Host Carers therefore no previous experience is necessary. Further information please contact Emily Sexton on (023) 8855505, 086 0278982 or Homelink@coaction.ie
Bantry Parish & Friends Pilgrimage to
– 27th September 2015 Lourdes
Accompanied by Spiritual Director:
Fr. Martin Keohane P.P. Ex-Cork. Accommodation at the Agena Hotel
Please see Church Porches for details
& Parish Office for booking forms
Bantry Bay Port Company wish to advise that a Public Information Evening relating to phase one of the Inner Harbour Development Bantry, will take place on Tuesday the 24th of March 2015, between 16.30 and 19.30 hrs at the Maritime Hotel Bantry.
A Talk by Gerry White author and military historian (covering
city and county incl. some local details) will be given at Christian Fellowship
Church Bantry on Monday 30th March at 8.00pm. Hosted by Bantry
Historical Society. Everyone welcome Cork
A 45 Progressive Card Drive will be held at Mealagh Valley Hall on Saturday March 28th. commencing at 9.00P.M. Cost €10 Per Person to Play. Your Support is Greatly Appreciated. Everyone are Most Welcome.