Friday, 20 March 2015

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, Cork

Tues. 24th March: 5th Week of Lent:
Bantry:       10am Stephen O’Donoghue – Market St.
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 –
                           Maughnaclea, Kealkil

Sun. 29th March : Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion:
Bantry:  9am:  Mary Daly – Waterford
(nee O’Connell – Chapel Street) – 1st anniversary
Coomhola: 10am: Con O’Leary – Borlin &
                              Eileen Harrington - Kealanine    
Kealkil:11am  Mary & John O’Rourke - Incharoe
Bantry:    12noon  People of the Parish

Palm Sunday

Next Sunday, March 29th, we celebrate Palm Sunday when we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The Bible tells us that when Jesus entered Jerusalem crowds greeted Him waving palms and throwing them in his path.

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 Calvary.

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

Died Recently:
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,

Offertory Collection:
Bantry weekend of  14/15th March: €1573.
Special Collection for Irish Bishops Commissions last weekend: Bantry Parish: €1705
St. Patricks Day: Bantry Parish: €2085

Kealkill Community Alert Group  
AGM  is on next  Wednesday night, March 25th at 8.30 pm in Kealkill National School.
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, School of History, UCC. G.DOHERTY@UCC.IE (021-4902783)

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 Ireland over 14 days, with Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai being the main assembly area for the event in Bantry.
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
More details about cycle against suicide on facebook &

DROMCLOUGH N.S. will be holding an Enrolment Day on Wednesday 25th of March from 10am -12.30pm. Dromclough N.S. is a mixed, rural National school. We are a child-centred, family friendly school. For info please ring 027-50868

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

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
& 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.

Cork and the Great War 1914 - 1918
A Talk by Gerry White author and military historian (covering Cork 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

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.

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