Saturday, 18 April 2015


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 – Hayes, UK                                
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 – Church Road
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

Easter Ceremonies
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 Vatican 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

Income                                                                  €

Offertory Collections                                      134,089
Diocesan Quarterly Collections                          6,605
Donations & Bequests                                          760
Shrines                                                            32,270
Rental Income                                                   4,469
Weddings                                                          3,200
Insurance Claim Received                                4,036

Total Income                                                185,429


Salaries incl. PAYE/PRSI                               41,714
Priests for Supply                                               2,450
Books/Mags/Directories                                     2,739
Candles/Altar Cloth/Flowers                          32,303
Insurance                                                            9,942
Security                                                                639
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 Contributions
Diocesan Fund                                                13,950
Benevolent Fund                                            11,159
Diocesan Quarterly                                           8,705

Total Expenditure                                                     221,485                                                                                                                                                       _______  

Net Loss                                                             -36,056

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

Noel Daly
- Derryvahalla, Bantry

Esther Mullins (nee O’Shea)
(Dreenbuí, Glengarriff & Bantry),

May they rest in peace

Spring Stations
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.

45  Progressive   Card    Drive  at Mealagh   Valley   Hall  on Saturday  April  18th.  at  9.00P.M.  .  Your   Support is Greatly   Appreciated.     All  are  Most  Welcome.

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.

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