BANTRY PARISH NEWSLETTER
fifth Sunday of easter
sunday 3rd May 2015
Calendar: Mass Times and Intentions :–
Mon. 4th May: 5th week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am – Mick & Tess O’Leary – Whiddy Island
Tues. 5th May: 5th week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am: Special Intention
Wed. 6th May: 5th week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am Christy Cronin – Gurteenroe
Hospital Chapel: 5.30pm Mike Maguire
Thurs. 7th May: 5th week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am: Christy, Nellie, John & Joan O’Sullivan –
Healy Pass Road,
Friday 8th May: 5th week of Easter:
Bantry: 10am Maeve O’Donoghue – Dromleigh N.
Kealkil: 7.30pm Johnny O’Sullivan – Breenybeg,
Sat. 9th May: 5th week of Easter:
Hospital: 10am: Padraig O’Grady – Derryginagh
Bantry: 6.15pm Kevin Lynch Jnr. - Dromleigh
Sun. 10th May: Sixth Sunday of Easter:
Bantry: 9am Mary Agnes Hourihan –
Coomhola: 10am: Donal Daly – Coorloum North
Kealkil:11am Deceased members of the McSweeney Family
Bantry: 12noon People of the Parish
The 11am Mass in
today, Sunday 3rd
May, is for the intentions of: Kealkil
Mary Casey – Market Street & Whiddy (Month’s Mind) and Peg & Denis O’Leary –
Apologies for the error in last week’s newsletter.
New Youth 2000, youth prayer meeting taking place in
on Fridays at 8pm. Commences on Friday 8th, May 2015. For young
people aged 16-35. For more information contact Mary Anne on 086 352 1046 Drimoleague
First Communion Dates 2015
May 9th – Coomhola & Derrycreha – 10.30am Mass
May 16th – Droumclough, Our Lady of Mercy, St.
Finbarr’s & St. Brendan’s – 10.30am Mass
May 23rd – Gaelscol Bheanntraí – 10.30am Mass
May God bless all our First Communion Children
on their special day & always.
We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of
Mary Hourihan (née O’Donnell)
(Thurles & formerly Durrus, Bantry)
Eamonn Daly (Kealkill)
Ellen (Nell) Kelleher (née Cullinane) (Kealkill)
May they rest in peace
The Bantry Parish and Friends Pilgrimage will take place from the 22nd to 27th September 2015 (Ex. Cork) with Full Board accommodation in the ‘Agena Hotel’.
Spiritual Director: Fr. Martin Keohane P.P.
Booking forms: Available in the Sacristy, St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry, or see Church porches for details.
May Rosary at nine at Our lady’s Shrine in
Spring 2015 Parish Dues envelopes are now ready for distribution. We ask those who kindly distribute them in Bantry town to call to the Sacristy to collect them.
Recent Parish Baptisms:
Kate Ryan (Lisheens, Kealkil)
Kelly Creedon (
Michael Liam Wiseman (Caherdaniel West, Bantry)
Daithí Liam Maddock (Ahilmore, Kealkil)
We welcome them into our Christian Community
The Parish Assembly will meet on Tuesday evening next May 5th at 7.30pm in the Sacristy Meeting Room. This is the last meeting of the Assembly before the summer break. Meetings will resume in September for the final year of this Assembly.
The June meeting on Monday June 15th will be a Retreat evening for all those in ministry in the parish. Further details in the coming weeks.
Spring Stations 2015
TOWN AREA MASSES & STATIONS
Mass for TOWN AREAS will be held on Monday, 11th May at
at 7.30pm Bantry Church
Mass for outstanding BANTRY STATION AREAS will be held on Tuesday, 12th May at
at 7.30pm. Bantry Church
Seskin, Seskin Lw/Caherdaniel West, Dromclough, Glencreagh, Cahernecrin, Drombroe Derrincaolig, Newtown, Coomanore, Glenbanoo, Shandrum, Gortroe, Baurgorm, Milleeney, Cahir, Gories, Leacadiomhaoinm, Cappanavar, Gurteenroe, Ard na Gaoithe, Whiddy, Dromliath, Ardra North, Derrygrenagh South, Cahergullane, Raheen, Caherdaniel, Derrygreanaugh M & E,
Outstanding Station Areas in Coomhola—Mass in
on Thursday 14th May
at 7.30pm. Coomhola Church
Reendesert, Dromcaol, Esknafeelna, Derrycreha, Ardnatrush Beg, Snave, Ardnagashel, Ardnatrush, Dromgarbh, Drograne, Cappadyourdil, Cooleenlemane, Coorloum, Corrycomade, Cooryleary, Corran, Derryduv, Farranfada, Inchinagown, Kealanine, Millbeg, Rangeroo
Outstanding Station Areas in Kealkil— Mass at
on Friday 15th May at
7.30pm Kealkil Church
Ardra, Ards, Ballinamought, Breenybeg, Breenymore, Cahermounteen, Cahermuckee, Cappabui N & S, Cappanaboul, Coomleigh, Cousane, Cullinagh, Curryglass, Derryarkane, Derryfada, Dromaneasa, Dromlicacrue, Dromsullivan, Glounycarney, Gortlachra, Gortnacowley, Inchaclough, Incharoe, Kealkil, Kielnacnappogue, Lacavane, Lahernsheermeen, Leachareigh, Maugha, Maughnaclee, Moularaha, Moulavanig, Moulakieve, Skehana,
The Parish dues may be returned on the night
Offertory Collection: Bantry: Weekend 25th / 26th April: €1905.
Month of April: Coomhola:€700 Kealkil:€925
Second Collection for the Pastoral Development office in the Diocese: The annual second collection to fund the work of the
Ross Pastoral Development Office will be taken up next weekend Saturday/Sunday 9th and 10th
May. This annual collection funds the costs of training for parish
assemblies; ministry to young people; training for parish ministries; resources
for ongoing formation such as courses, conferences. Cork
CoAction Bantry AGM
CoAction Bantry will be holding its AGM at their Centre in Slip on Wednesday next, May 6th at 8pm. All are welcome.
Bantry AC/Fit4Life: New walk/jog/chat group starting on Monday May 11th. Suitable for complete beginners. Male & Female welcome. Meet at Westlodge leisure centre @ 6:45. Activity at 7.
Bantry Defibrillator Group members will be doing CPR demonstrations and giving step by step guides to performing good effective CPR and how to use a defibrillator on Wed May 6th at 8pm in the Boys Club. We need new members to come along and join the group and learn these life saving skills.All welcome
There will be a Blood Pressure Clinic held at the Bantry Primary Care Health Centre, Maritime Hotel, Bantry on Wednesday, May 6th 2015 from 2.30pm to 4pm. All are welcome to attend this free, confidential service being offered by the Health Service Executive and your local Public Health Nurse.
It is important for people of all ages to have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis
Over 600 cyclists expected to arrive in Bantry at 7pm on Mon. evening as part of the Malin to Mizen cycle against suicide. We would ask people to come out on the streets to cheer those cyclists on for such a worthy cause,as they make their way up to Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai. Many cyclists will overnight in Bantry & leave town at 9.30am on Tuesday morning heading for Mizen Head. A big thank you to all the homes in the area who offered to host a cyclist overnight.
"Together shoulder to shoulder we can break the cycle of suicide on the