BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
Second Sunday of Easter
(Divine Mercy Sunday)
12th April 2015
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 13th April: Easter Monday:
Bantry: 10am – Patrick Kelleher – Cappabue, Kealkil
Tues. 14th April: Easter Tuesday:
Bantry: 10am: Dr. Jerry & Nancy O’Mahony – Blackrock Terrace
Wed. 15th April: Easter Wednesday:
Bantry: 10am Finola Doody
Hospital: 5.30pm P.J. Cyriac (2nd anniversary) & deceased members of the Puthoopara Mbil Family
Thurs. 16th April: Easter Thursday:
Bantry: 10am: Kathleen O’Mahony –
Friday 17th April: Easter Friday
Bantry: 10am Nora Hayes & Jer & Mary O’Brien –
Kealkil: 7.30pm Margaret O’Sullivan - Gortloughera
Sat. 18th April: Easter Saturday:
Hospital: 10am: John & Ellen McGrath –
Bantry: 6.15pm Maurice O’Keeffe - Donemark
Sun. 19th April: Second Sunday of Easter:
Bantry: 9am John Downey – Dromduve, Ballylickey
Coomhola: 10am: Christy Cronin - Ardnacloughy
Kealkil:11am Jerome Minehane - Lisheens
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
We thank you all for your involvement in our Easter Ceremonies. We thank especially all who participated in the ceremonies and we are very grateful to everyone who contributed in any way.
Easter is a time of joy and many blessings and we hope that that this Easter has found you fulfilled, happy and healthy.
We pray every blessing on all parishioners and especially on all children who are soon to receive the Sacraments; that you will be strengthened by God’s Holy Spirit in Confirmation, and be nourished by the gift of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
We, the priests of the Parish, thank you very sincerely for your generous financial support in the Easter collection and for your ongoing prayerful support always.
Fr. Martin & Fr. Sean
As we recall in today’s Gospel the story of Christ’s appearance to his disciples – and the absent Thomas’s disbelief when the others told him – we might also call to mind the special association that Ireland has with Thomas’s eventual proclamation of faith. In the new Missal, issued after the Second
Council, provision was made for a number of memorial acclamations to be used by
the whole Church. However, the Irish bishops petitioned for a special
dispensation to use one extra acclamation that was traditionally dear to the
Irish people: this was simply Thomas’s profession of ‘My Lord and my God!’.
Salvador Ryan - St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
Bantry Parish Accounts
Income & Expenditure as at 31st December 2014
Offertory Collections 134,089
Diocesan Quarterly Collections 6,605
Donations & Bequests 760
Rental Income 4,469
Insurance Claim Received 4,036
Total Income 185,429
Salaries incl. PAYE/PRSI 41,714
Priests for Supply 2,450
Candles/Altar Cloth/Flowers 32,303
Telephone/Computer/Post & Stationery 4,338
Light & Heat 23,029
Repairs / Maintenance & Cleaning 62,684
Rent/Rates/ Service Charges 1,002
Professional Fees 787
Computer & Website Costs 1,907
Bantry Interest & Charges 857
Confirmation Expenses 1,677
School Expenses – Inchaclough 1,207
Parish Assembly/Room Hire/Training 171
Property Tax 225
Diocesan Fund 13,950
Benevolent Fund 11,159
Diocesan Quarterly 8,705
Total Expenditure 221,485 _______
Net Loss -36,056
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of
- Derryvahalla, Bantry
Esther Mullins (nee O’Shea)
(Dreenbuí, Glengarriff & Bantry),
May they rest in peace
Wednesday 15th April @ 8pm
– Brendan & Helen O’Keeffe:
Gorteen, Beach, Cappanaloha, Dromreig, Dunbittern, Shanavalla, Dromacusane, Dromcloch, Ardihoulihane, Aghahogeen,
Youth2000 Retreat Killarney
24th – 26th of April the next Youth2000 retreat is being held in Killarney Co. Kerry. Please feel very welcome to join us for prayer, music, worship and friendship. If you are between the ages of 16 and 35 this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about your faith, or simply meet people your age.
Bantry Defibrillator Group members will be doing CPR demonstrations
on Monday evening April 13th at 8pm in the Ouvanne Falls Hotel Ballylickey.
We will be teaching new members how to perform good CPR and how to use a defibrillator. All are welcome to come along and learn these life saving skills.
Bantry Basketball Club - Dates for the Diary
AGM: Friday 17th April Boys Club at 7pm
Please come & support your child &the club.
Flagday Collection: Sat. 18th April (9am-6pm)
We are looking for parents to give one hour.
Basketball Awards Presentation Evening: Sunday 19th April @ 4pm in the Mariner.
Registration for next season will also take place this evening.
Tidy Towns Annual Spring Clean takes place on Tuesday 14th April. Meeting at the Square at 7.30pm by the Fountain on the Square.
All are welcome.