Friday, 6 March 2015

second Sunday of lent

sunday  8th  March 2015   

Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–

Mon. 9th March: 3rd  week of Lent:
Bantry: 7.30am Parish Mission Mass
Bantry: 10am –  John Lynch – Blackrock Terrace

Tues. 10th March: 3rd week of Lent:
Bantry: 7.30am Parish Mission Mass
Bantry:   10am – James & Maureen McMahon – Blackrock Terrace
Wed. 11th March: 3rd   week of Lent:
Bantry: 7.30am Parish Mission Mass
Bantry: 10am 
Jeremiah & Mary Griffin & family -    Gearhies
Hospital: 5.30pm Donal Lynch - Gurteen
Thurs. 12th March: 3rd  week of Lent:
Bantry: 7.30am Parish Mission Mass
Bantry:  10.00 am:  Mary O’Sullivan – Droumsullivan
Friday 13th March: 3rd  week of Lent:
Bantry  10am  Paddy O’Mahony – Tower Hill
Bantry: 7.30pm Parish Mission Mass
Sat. 14th March: 3rd  week of Lent:
Hospital:10am;  Margaret Sullivan – Ballylickey &
                           Finbarr Sullivan – Bere Island
Bantry: 6.15pm  Jenny O’Sullivan - Glencreagh

Sun. 15th :  Fourth Sunday of Lent:
Bantry:  9am:  Neilie O’Sullivan - Baurgorm
Coomhola: 10am: Pat Harrington – Kealanine,    
Kealkil:      11am  Keating - Lisheens
Bantry:    12noon  People of the Parish 

Bantry Parish Mission
We welcome members of the St. Patrick’s Community at all Masses in the parish this weekend.
From Monday through to Thursday Mass will be celebrated at 7.30am and there will be 10.00am Mass, as usual, every morning.   Confessions will be available during the week; therefore, there will be no Penitential Service before Easter.
Each evening will have a different theme:  

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
This Mission is for the whole Parish – all are invited!
There is something for everyone!

Mission Prayer
Heavenly Father,
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.

There will be Mass of the Holy Spirit on Friday 13th March in Bantry Church as part of the Parish Mission.  Please note there will be no 7.30pm Mass in Kealkil Church on that night.

Stations of the Cross – Sunday, 5.00pm
The Stations of the Cross will be led by members of the Parish Assembly and others on the Sundays of Lent. We will gather to pray the Stations at 5.00pm each Sunday in St. Finbarr’s Church. Why not come and join us as we accompany Jesus on his journey to Calvary.

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

Denis O’Sullivan  (Kealkil & London)

John O’Connell (Dundrum, Co. Tipperary & late of Old Barrack Road, Bantry & Derby, England)

May they rest in peace.

St. Patrick’s Day Mass Times
Bantry:    6.15pm Vigil Mass on    Monday 16th March
Bantry:            9am
Coomhola:      10am
Kealkil:           11am
Bantry:            12noon (as Gaeilge)

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

Saturday 21st March @ 11am –
Pat & Joan O’Mahony - Carriganass, Ahil, Geragh

Wednesday 15th April @ 8pm – Brendan & Helen O’Keeffe: Gorteen, Beach, Cappanaloha, Dromreig, Dunbittern, Shanavalla, Dromacusane, Dromcloch, Ardihoulihane, Aghahogeen,

There will be a pro-life event outside the Dáil on Wednesday 11th March from 7-8pm, challenging media bias on the abortion issue. In one fortnight recently, 33 articles appeared in national newspapers pushing for more abortion, with just 1 pro-life article during the same period. Please attend this event. A bus travelling through Glengarriff & Bantry to this event - for more information contact Moira at 0868473997

Seskin Montessori & Pre-school will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 12th of March 2015 from 12.30p.m. to 2p.m.   Part taking in the FREE ECCE YEAR.  All welcome.  Contact:  Mary 52116.

PATRICK & CONOR O' SULLIVAN DANCE: Comhairle Tuismitheoirí Scoil Mhuire welcomes you all to oíche Rince, Ceoil & Craic in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne on Friday 13th March @ 10pm. Music is by Patrick & Conor O' Sullivan & we hope this will be an enjoyable night out for young & old alike. Ticéid ar díol i Siopa Uí Dhuinnín & ag an doras ar an oíche. Costas €10.

Bantry Development & Tourism is inviting entries (Float or Walking groups) to take part in the Bantry St Patricks Day Parade which will take place on Tues 17th at 12.30 in The Square. Entry is free. Following the Parade there will be food and live music. For further details contact Danny Collins on 0872956225.

St Colum's GAA: Registration evening on Monday, March 9th, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, in St Colum's hall. All people who have not registered are asked to register on the evening.

Naíonra Bheanntraí is holding an Open Day on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 11 am. There will be lots of fun activities including an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. It caters for children aged 2 years 8 months.  Fees are subsidised and it also part takes in the ECCE free pre-school year program.  Further information, please contact the school on 027/51966.

Fit-up Theatre Festival coming to Glengarriff: The Blood in the Alley Theatre Company, in association with Cork County Council, are pleased to announce the first ever Spring Fit-up Theatre Festival in West Cork from March 4-15 on March 12 with a performance of “Postscript” by Noelle Brown and Michelle Forbes. The play is performed by Noelle Brown and Brid Ni Neachtain, two superb actors. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are 10/12 euro, only available at the door.

Bingo  with  A  Jackpot  will be held in Mealagh  Valley  Hall  on Thursday   March  12th.   at  8.00P.M..   The  usual  Bus Service will  run.   Your continued  Support  is greatly appreciated.

The Mealagh Valley Community Centre will be holding a Kids Quiz on Friday 13th March from 8pm to 10pm.  Age group 7-17 years.   €12.00 for table of 4.  A great night in store.   All Welcome.

Cancer Research – Annual Fundraiser Appeal in the ‘Timberland’ Shop Bantry
Sat. March 14th-Mon.March 23rd
Donated items will be accepted at the shop on Wed. Thurs. Fri. 11th, 12th, 13th March (10am-4pm). Donations very much appreciated: unwanted gifts, unused purchases, bags, Bric-a-brac, household & nursery items, arts/crafts, jewellery, bags, ornaments, pictures & paintings, glassware, china, good toys & games, exercise equipment, radios and music centres, cds, dvds etc (no clothes, books or shoes). Sale of donated goods from Sat.March 14th to Mon.March 23rd (9.30am-5.30pm). Details Nora Cremin (51276)
All Proceeds to Cork Cancer Research

West Cork Carers Support Group invite all Male family Carers for a Night at The Dog Track! The trip to the Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium will take place on Saturday March 21st, transport will be provided. First race starts 7.40pm Cost: €10 per Carer, including transport and refreshments. Booking essential by March 16th, please call 027-53848 for more information and to book.

Keep your Marriage Healthy. Busy life? – Not enough quality time for the two of you?  If your answer is - “YES”. Why not Gift yourselves a Marriage Encounter Weekend! This is a break with a difference that will help rekindle and enrich the love and joys you share together.
The next weekend takes place at the Cork International Hotel from 17th to 19th April 2015.  For details:  or phone 086 8334382 / 064 6644319.

Offertory Collection:
Bantry weekend of  28th Feb/1st March: €2136. Special Collection for Irish Bishops Commissions takes place on next weekend March 14th & 15th

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