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BULLETIN ARCHIVE from October 2013

KILBRITTAIN PARISH

ARCHIVE OF WEEKLY BULLETIN 2013
(From issue No . 1; 6th October 2013)


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October 06 13 20 27
November 03 10 17 24
December 01 08 15 22 29


6th OCTOBER 2013

27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

NEW WEEKLY BULLETIN
This is the first issue of the Weekly Bulletin. I have found in other parishes that being able to keep people up-to-date on a constant basis with parish and community news is worthwhile for the convenience of the community. The parish has purchased a new Copy Printer which will print the Bulletin and many other parish publications and items of stationery quickly and economically.
Submissions of items about parish, community and charity events would be gratefully appreciated; however, notices of events for private or commercial gain cannot be included. Items can be given or emailed as usual to Denis and Margaret Collins:killeenskilbrittain@yahoo.ie
or to myself: mail@frcremin.com. Deadline for receipt of submissions each week is Thurs night 9.00 pm.
It is recommended that a copy of the Bulletin be kept in each house for the week as a reminder of notices and of the Sunday Scripture.
Fr Jerry Cremin, PP

Masses this week
There will be no weekday Mass from Monday to Thursday inclusive. Prayer service at 9.00 am on each of those days. Mass on Friday at 9.00am and on Saturday at 10.00am as usual.

Station
Station for Rathclaren and Farnagark in the home of Adrian and Mary Hunt, Farnagark on Friday next, October 11th at 8.00 pm.

Sacramental Dates 2014:
CONFIRMATION
Wed, April 2nd
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Sat, May 17th.

Kilbrittain Folk Choir
New members welcome. Practice on Tues. night at 8pm

Eucharistic Adoration
There is Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist in Kilbrittain on Monday from 9am-1pm and Wednesday 2-8pm. New adorers are always welcome, particularly from 6-7pm and 7-8pm on Wednesday. Please contact any of the Adoration co-ordinators for more information.

Diocesan Seminar for Year of Faith
‘Keeping alive the flame of faith in the parish’. Speaker: Fr Conall Ó Cuinn, SJ. Saturday 19th October 2013 in Rochestown Park Hotel from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm, registration from 1.45 pm. Booking essential, contact Fr Cremin. Cost of €20 per person will be borne by the parish.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meeting in Sacristy at 8pm Tuesday 15th October. All welcome

Guatemala Fundraiser
Darren Hickey and his family would like to thank everyone sincerely for their generosity at his recent fundraiser. It exceeded the target of €1799.00 so the excess will be donated to Marymount Hospice. Thanks also to the many people who helped make the night such a great success.

Ladies’ Social Group will hold a meeting in the Hall on Monday 14th October at 9.00 pm. A guest speaker will give an introduction on how to play bridge. Everyone welcome.

Spraoi Fundraiser National Ploughing Championships
A huge thank you to everyone who gave their time to help raise money for Spraoi.
There was an amazing turnout from the community, school and parent body. Many thanks to Noreen O' Brien, Con McCarthy, B.O.M. members for their fantastic work in organising the event.Thanks also to Cormac O'Connor, O'Connor Coaches, for his generous sponsorship. At time of print, a final figure has not been confirmed, but it is believed to have raised in excess of €16,000.00

Camogie
Well done to Kilbrittain/Timoleague U 14s and U16s on winning the West Cork recently.
Best of luck to the Seniors as they take on Eire Óg this Sunday 6th October at 4.00 pm in Castle Road in the Semi-Final of Senior B County.

Vintage Threshing in Argideen Haven on Sunday 13th October. Great day out. Everybody welcome.

Afternoon Tea Dance
In aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind on Sunday 6th October in the Hall 2.30 to 4.30. Music by Kevin Mac. All welcome
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13th OCTOBER 2013 –

32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

RECENTLY DECEASED
We commend to the Lord’s care and mercy
John Galvin, Cripple Hill
and
Albert Tuthill, Baurleigh
who died during the week.

MARRIAGE
Congratulations to Claire O’Connor and John Lynch on their marriage in St Michael’s church, Collins’ Barracks.Claire is the daughter of Philip and Betty, Burren.

Harvest Festival
This year’s fine summer should make us thankful to God for the good harvest and plentiful fodder.  There will be a short liturgy of thanksgiving at both Masses next weekend, Sat Vigil 19th and Sun 20th October.  The church will be specially decorated for the occasion.

Stations
Station for Burren in the home of Liam and Helen Ryan on Fri night next, 18th Oct at 8.00 pm.
Station for Maryboro in the home of Jeremiah and Theresa O’Neill on Sat morning next, 19th Oct at 11.30 am.

Diocesan Seminar for Year of Faith
‘Keeping alive the flame of faith in the parish’. Speaker: Fr Conall Ó Cuinn, SJ.  Saturday 19th October 2013 in Rochestown Park Hotel from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm, registration from 1.45 pm.  Booking essential, contact Fr Cremin. Cost of €20 per person will be borne by the parish.

Our lady's Hospital Crumlin
Frank and Theresa Ahern would like to thank everyone who helped to make the recent coffee morning, in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital, such a success. €1,620 has been forwarded to the hospital.

OCTOBER MONTH OF THE ROSARY
www.therosary3.com is a beautiful place where one can close their mind to everything around them and simply contemplate Jesus and Mary. It is an uncomplicated format to use, uncluttered by ads or anything else. It is for everyone (individuals, families, groups) to use at no cost. This is God's work, created with love and it purely seeks to enrich people's faith through, what has always been, a beautiful prayer

LITURGICAL CALENDAR
FOR THIS WEEK

Mon 14th; Week 28 of the year
Tue 15th; St Teresa of Avila
Wed 16th; Week 28 of the year.
Thurs 17th; St Ignatius of Antioch
Fri 18th; St Luke, Evangelist
Sat 19th; Week 28 of the year.

 

WHO ARE THE SAMARITANS?
In today’s Gospel St Luke emphasises that the one grateful leper was a Samaritan. Why is this important? The Samaritans are a Hebrew sect, with their own centre of worship on Mount Gerizim. They continue to exist today. They are descendants of Abraham like the Jews but their Bible is only the first five books of the Old Testament (The Pentateuch). When the Jews of Jerusalem were captured and taken into exile the Samaritans weren’t taken with them.  During the exile of 70 years, and after the return, the Jewish faith underwent many great changes, which were missed out by the Samaritans. So, what was once one Faith had developed along two different roads. As a result there was considerable propaganda against the Samaritans, claiming they were really foreigners who practiced false worship.  The true goodness and gratitude of the Samaritan leper in today’s gospel shames the Jews who would have looked down on him.  The same message is contained in the parable of the Good Samaritan. (Adapted from Fr Kieran O’Mahony, tarsus.ie) 
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20th OCTOBER 2013 –

29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


(MISSION SUNDAY / HARVEST FESTIVAL)

Station
Station for Shanakiel, Ballinakeen, Clashavanna and Coolshinagh in the home of Martin and Martina O’Mahony on Sat morning next, 25th Oct at 11.00 am

November Envelopes
Novena for the Holy Souls will be starting on Sat 2nd November and ending on Sun 10th. Envelopes are available in the sacristy now for distribution.

October: Month of the Rosary
The Rosary is recited in Kilbrittain church every morning before Mass.

Winter Time
Old Time begins next weekend.

Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy.
His Feast is next Fri, 25th Oct. He was born in 1455, probably in Kilbrittain. His appointment as Bishop of Ross was opposed and Pope Innocent VIII then appointed him bishop of Cork and Cloyne.  He set out as a humble pilgrim to Rome to have the appointment confirmed. He died on the way home, in Ivrea, Italy in 1492.

Book Fair
Kilbrittain Parents’ Association are holding their Annual Bookfair on Oct. 22nd, 23rd and 24th in the Community Hall. Times are as follows: Tues. 2pm-4pm and 6pm-7.30pm, Wed. 2pm-4pm and 6.45-8.30, Thurs. 6.45pm-8.30pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Underage AGM
Kilbrittain Underage GAA will hold their AGM on Tues. October 22nd at 8pm in the Community Hall. All parents please support.

Bike Found
A child’s bike, in perfect condition, has lain abandoned behind the church for the last number weeks. It is now in Fr Cremin’s safe-keeping and can be claimed from him if you think it’s yours.

HARVEST FESTIVAL
Our Mass this weekend begins with an offertory procession of crops and fruit from this summer’s harvest.  The church is decorated from top to bottom with more produce. It should help us to lift up our hearts in thanksgiving and remain as a reminder of our dependence on God for everything in our lives.
            One has to see the results to appreciate the planning, the work, the time and the giving which has gone into this display. Thanks to the Liturgy & Celebration group for this mighty achievement.

MISSION SUNDAY
World Mission Sunday was instituted in 1926 by Pope Pius XI and it was to be celebrated in every church in every place, even the poorest, on the second last Sunday of October every year.  More than €2 million was donated by Irish congregations to the Mission Sunday collection in 2012.  As many as 1,100 mission dioceses receive funds to assist projects submitted to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.  These would include providing the bare essentials of life for missionaries; formation of the laity and catechists; building of chapels, churches, community and pastoral centres; refugee projects. 25% of the Mission Sunday collection is given to support the formation and education of priests, brothers and sisters.
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27th OCTOBER 2013 –

30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

DEATHS
We commend to the Lord
James (Jimmy) McCarthy, Farnagark
and
Michael McCarthy, Innishannon and late of Kilbrittain
who died during the week.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday (Bank Holiday) 10.00am
Tuesday — No Mass
Wednesday 9.00 am
Thursday 9.00 am
                        8.00 pm VIGIL
Friday (All Saints) 10.30 am
Saturday (All Souls) 10.00 am
                        8.00 pm Vigil

CONFESSIONS FOR HOLY SOULS NOVENA
After 10.30 Mass on this Sun
After 8.00 Vigil Mass on Thurs
After 10.30 Mass on All Saints
After both Masses on next Sat

 

2nd November – Norms for Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls
From 12 o’clock noon on 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed.
This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November. Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1st November to 8th November.
The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st to 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

October: Month of the Rosary
The Rosary is recited in Kilbrittain church every morning before Mass

Novena for the Holy Souls
Starts on Sat 2nd November and ends on Sun 10th. There will be two Masses each weekday, at 9.00 and 8.00 pm, as well as the scheduled weekend Masses.
Envelopes are available in the sacristy now for distribution.
The 8.00 pm Novena Mass on Fri week, Nov 8th, will be commemorating those who died during the past 12 months and praying for bereaved families.

Harvest Festival
Congratulations to all involved in last weekend’s Harvest Festival. So many people came to see the displays and pass on their words of praise.  Photos taken by Fr Cremin can be seen on his website:
www.frcremin.com

TeenSpirit
A celebration of Teen Talent and Christian Faith.  Come and celebrate with teenagers as they sing their songs of faith: Fri 15th Nov at 8.00 pm in Clonakilty parish church; Sun 24th Nov in Christ the King church, Turner’s Cross. Our diocesan celebration to close the year of faith.

Children’s Mass
Special event at monthly Mass, starting on a trial basis on Sun 10th Nov for Pre-First Holy Communion Children. Details next week.

Kilbrittain N.S. Music Group, who were already successful in the Waltons Music for Schools Competition earlier this year, are heading to the R.T.E. Studios Dubin, on Wed. Oct. 30th to audition for an appearance on the Late Late Toy Show. This is a fantastic opportunity and our best wishes go with them.

Social dancing classes in Kilbrittain Parish Hall Tuesday nights at 8.45pm. All are welcome.

Bereavement support
If you are grieving after any loss in your life, Clonakilty bereavement group are holding a 6-week course starting on Thursday October 31st @ 8pm in Clonakilty Parish Centre. 
These evenings offer you support and a safe place to express your grief. This group is free of charge. 
The facilitators are volunteers who are trained in bereavement counselling. 
For further information and booking please contact 0868047701 or 0868586093
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3rd  NOVEMBER 2013 –

31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

DEATHS
We commend to the Lord
Michael Madden, Barleyfield
who died during the week.

MASSES THIS WEEK
(All Masses for the Faithful Departed)
Monday to Friday inclusive
9.00 am and 8.00 pm
The 8.00 pm Novena Mass on Fri next, Nov 8th, will be commemorating those who died during the past 12 months and praying for bereaved families.
Saturday 10.00 and 8.00 pm

 

CONFESSIONS FOR HOLY SOULS NOVENA
After 8.00 Vigil Mass this Sat
After 10.30 Mass on this Sun
After both Masses each day during the week.

Indulgences
The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st to 8th November

TeenSpirit
Concert with the participation of  teenagers around the dioceses, including four young people from Kilbrittain.
A celebration of Teen Talent and Christian Faith.  Come and celebrate with teenagers as they sing their songs of faith: Fri 15th Nov at 8.00 pm in Clonakilty parish church; Sun 24th Nov in Christ the King church, Turner’s Cross. Our diocesan celebration to close the year of faith.

Children’s Mass
A trial of a proposal to help young children (pre-school to 2nd Class inclusive) get more from the Sunday Mass.  We will have authorised adults with suitable teaching aids in the ‘Spraoí’ building (old school). At the very start of Mass children will be guided  to go out there, with a parent if preferred. Activity will involve learning something associated with the theme of the Mass and will include activity for the children like colouring a picture.  This will take 15 minutes and children will be led back to the church at Offertory time and returned to their families, usually bringing whatever they have been working with.
The first day of this will be next Sun, Nov 10th, and the next on 8th Dec. If it is a success we would intend to have this on a monthly basis.

Festival Meeting
An open Festival Meeting will take place Thursday 7th November in the parish hall @ 8.30 pm to elect new officers in keeping our festival alive in Kilbrittain. New members welcome. Your support is needed’

Lourdes for Young Adults
11th to 16th June 2014. Five days in Lourdes for young adults (18-35 years), joining the Dioceses in prayer, service to others and faith sharing. All-in cost for each person is €555. Participants will be invited to three preparation sessions to find out more about being a pilgrim in Lourdes, to help to get to know one another and what is expected of a young adult helper in Lourdes. 
Further information on notice in church porches or from Fr Cremin.

Found
Lens from a pair of glasses, also watch, found in church on Sat 26th Oct. Enquire in sacristy.

Scór
Scórt-time again. Anyone interested contact Noreen O’Brien (086-8224469).  Scór na nÓg up to and under 17years.

Dancing Classes
Ballroom Dancing Classes in the Community Hall every Thursday night 8.30 pm sharp. Everyone welcome.

Ladies’ Social Group
Meeting in the Hall Monday 11th November at 8.30 pm.  Guest speaker will attend.
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10th NOVEMBER 2012 -

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

DEATHS
We commend to the Lord
Mary Twomey, Clonbogue
who died during the week and
Pat O’Brien, late of Baurleigh who died in Birmingham on Tue .

MASSES THIS WEEK
Returning to usual Mass times.
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri:
9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am
Prayer service Tue 9;00 am.

STATION
Station for Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knoppogue in the home of Nick and Máiréad Ustinowski on Fri night next, Nov 15th at 8.00 pm.

TeenSpirit
Concert with the participation of teenagers from around the dioceses, including five young people from Kilbrittain: Niamh Ahern; Emily Collins; Marie McCarthy; Eadaoin O'Riordan; Alice Quinlan, .
A celebration of Teen Talent and Christian Faith. Come and celebrate with teenagers as they sing their songs of faith: Fri 15th Nov at 8.00 pm in Clonakilty parish church; Sun 24th Nov in Christ the King church, Turner’s Cross. Our diocesan celebration to close the year of faith.

Children’s Mass
A trial of a proposal to help young children (pre-school to 2nd Class inclusive) get more from the Sunday Mass begins this Sunday. We will have authorised adults with suitable teaching aids in the ‘Spraoí’ building (old school). At the very start of Mass children will be guided to go out there, with a parent if preferred. Activity will involve learning something associated with the theme of the Mass and will include activity for the children like colouring a picture. This will take 15 minutes and children will be led back to the church at Offertory time and returned to their families, usually bringing whatever they have been working with.
The first day of this will be next Sun, Nov 10th, and the next on 8th Dec. If it is a success we would intend to have this on a monthly basis.

Marriage
The wedding took place on 26th October at the Church of the Nativity Beaumont Dublin of Mary Madden and Philip O'Connor son of Betty and Philip O'Connor Burren

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday of November, at 8:00pm in Barleyfield.
Come and dig into the scriptures together. Everyone welcome.
For more information contact Jim Moore on 086-8306312

Special Collection
There will be a special Trócaire collection on Sun 24th November for aid to the crisis in Syria.

Lourdes for Young Adults
11th to 16th June 2014. Five days in Lourdes for young adults (18-35 years), joining the Dioceses in prayer, service to others and faith sharing. All-in cost for each person is €555. Participants will be invited to three preparation sessions to find out more about being a pilgrim in Lourdes, to help to get to know one another and what is expected of a young adult helper in Lourdes.
Further information on notice in church porches or from Fr Cremin.

Scór
Scór-time again. Anyone interested contact Noreen O’Brien (086-8224469). Scór na nÓg up to and under 17years.

Ladies’ Social Group
Meeting in the Hall Monday 11th November at 8.30 pm. Guest speaker will attend
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17th NOVEMBER 2013 -

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

DEATHS
We commend to the Lord
Agnes Ward
who died during the week.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri:
9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am
Prayer service Tue 9;00 am.

 St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society Meeting in Sacristy at 800pm Tuesday night 19th Nov.

Special Collection
The special Trócaire collection arranged for next Sunday has now been designated as a combined collection for Syria and The Philippines. This will be taken up by means of a basket in front of the altar into which people can put a contribution.

Children’s Mass
The first trial of the Children’s Mass went extremely well last Sunday. My thanks to the leaders who conducted the session, to the parents for their co-operation, to the children for their wonderful participation and to the Board of Management of Kilbrittain NS for the use of the ‘Spraoí’ building.

Preparing our hearts for Christmas
Three nights of sharing God's word to prepare ourselves for Christmas.
25th November, 2nd and 9th of December 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm sharp in the Parish Hall.
Everybody welcome

Remembrance Tree
Kilbrittain Foroige Club are organising a remembrance tree, the tree is so you may remember a loved one or somebody who has passed away, in a special way. You may write the person’s name or a thought about the person on a ribbon, which you can get at the Craft Fair in The Kilbrittain School Hall on the 17th of November or in the local shops.
You can also donate money to this project, and all monies raised will go towards the Christmas lights in the village and The New children’s playground. The ribbons will be placed on the tree at a ceremony at the Grotto on December the 7th.

GAA Notes
Congratulations to the Under 15 B hurlers who won the County Championship last Sunday afternoon. They beat Bride Rovers 1-07 to 1-05. Well done to all involved.
The GAA lotto jackpot of €6,400 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5,7,8,30. €40 winners were, Joan Sexton, Ted Moloney, Danny Burke, Sean Mccarthy and Evelyn Shorten. This week’s Jackpot will be €6,500.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday of November, at 8:00pm in Barleyfield.
Come and dig into the scriptures together. Everyone welcome.
For more information contact Jim Moore on 086-8306312

Craft Fair
Kilbrittain Parents Association are holding their Annual Christmas Craft Fair this Sunday 17th Nov in the School Halla from 11:30 to 17:00. Great gift ideas for Christmas, Home Baking, bric-a brac, tea and coffee, raffle and much more. Special guest arriving at 3pm. All are welcome. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Christmas Party
Kilbrittain Welfare Group are holding a Christmas Party on next Sunday, November 24th in the Quality Hotel, Clonakilty.  Lunch at 2.00 pm, bus leaving village at 1.00 pm.

Scór
Scór-time again. Anyone interested contact Noreen O’Brien (086-8224469).  Scór na nÓg up to and under 17 years.

Bingo
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns are holding a Fundraising Bingo in Kilbrittain Parish Hall on Sun. Dec. 1 at 3pm.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Tractor Run
Tractor Run In aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on Sunday 29th Dec. Assemble in the village at 9.30am. All models welcome.

Dancing Classes
Ballroom Dancing Classes in the Community Hall every Tuesday night 8.30 pm sharp. Everyone welcome.

Website update
Weekly Bulletin online at
http://www.parish.kilbrittain.net/
also on Fr Cremin’s website:
http://www.frcremin.com/news.html

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24th NOVEMBER 2013 -

Feast of Christ the King

DEATHS
We commend to the Lord
Geraldine Sheehy, Burren
who died during the week.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri:
9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am
Prayer service Tue 9.00 am.

Stations
There will be a general Station and collecting of Dues in Kilbrittain church for all the areas which have not had an Autumn station. I would most be grateful if volunteers would distribute envelopes in these areas:
Ardacrow and Clounderreen
Bawnea and Clonbogue
Clashrea, etc
Coolmain and Granassig
Maulnaskimlehane, etc
Garyandruig
Gurranreagh and Glaunavaud
Knockbrown and Baurleigh
Ratharoon

Special Collection
The special Trócaire collection arranged for this Sunday has now been designated as a combined collection for Syria and The Philippines. This will be taken up by means of a basket in front of the altar into which people can put a contribution.

Children’s Mass
The next Children’s Mass will be on next Sunday, December 1st. (brought forward from Sun 8th)

Preparing our hearts for Christmas
Three nights of sharing God's word to prepare ourselves for Christmas.
25th November, 2nd and 9th of December 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm sharp in the Parish Hall.
Everybody welcome

Remembrance Tree
Kilbrittain Foroige Club are organising a remembrance tree. The tree is so you may remember a loved one or somebody who has passed away, in a special way. You may write the person’s name or a thought about the person on a ribbon, which you can get in the local shops.
You can also donate money to this project, and all monies raised will go towards the Christmas lights in the village and The new Children’s Playground. The ribbons will be placed on the tree at a ceremony at the Grotto on December the 7th.

Bingo
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns are holding a Fundraising Bingo in Kilbrittain Parish Hall on Sun. Dec. 1st at 3pm.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Tractor Run
Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on Sunday 29th Dec. Assemble in the village at 9.30am. All models welcome.

GAA Notes
The Annual General Meeting of Kilbrittain GAA club will be held on Wednesday 27th November at 8pm in the Community Hall. All are
welcome
The GAA lotto jackpot of €6,500 was not won. The numbers drawn were 11, 19, 27, 29. €40 winners were Maura McAuliffe, John Kelly, Alan Dromey, Nigel Moriarty, Kieran Madden. This weeks Jackpot will be €6,600. The draw will take place in Kilbrittain Inn on Sunday night.

Parish House
Decided on what needs to be done. Would welcome proposals/prices from contractors. Contact Fr Cremin, please.

Dancing Classes
Ballroom Dancing Classes in the Community Hall every Tuesday night 8.30 pm sharp. Everyone welcome.

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1ST DECEMBER 2013 - First Sunday of Advent

DEATHS
We commend to the Lord
Michael Hayes, Belgooly and late of Maulmane.
who died during the week.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am
Prayer service Tue 9.00 am.

First Friday
Friday next, Dec 6th, is the first Friday of December. Usual calls to the sick and housbound will be made on Thursday and Friday.

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES 2013
Tue 24th Dec, Christmas Eve: Childrens’ Mass 6.00 pm; Night Mass 10.00 pm
Wed 25th Dec, Christmas Day: Mass of the Day 10.30 am

Society of St Vincent de Paul
Traditionally, the SVP are given permission by the bishops to hold a church-door collection at every church during the run-up to Christmas and don’t need a Garda permit since it is within the church grounds. In order to respect the voice of Kilbrittain people re church-gate collections, and because the Bandon Conference of SVP helps people in every parish in the Bandon area, there will be a basket in the sanctuary next weekend 7th/8th Dec to accept donations.

Stations
There will be a general Station and collecting of Dues in Kilbrittain church on Thurs 12th Dec at 8.00 pm for all the areas which have not had an Autumn station. I would most be grateful if volunteers would distribute envelopes in these areas:
Ardacrow and Clounderreen
Bawnea and Clonbogue
Clashrea, etc
Coolmain and Granassig
Maulnaskimlehane, etc
Garyandruig
Gurranreagh and Glaunavaud
Knockbrown and Baurleigh
Ratharoon

Preparing our hearts for Christmas
Continuing the sharing God's word to prepare ourselves for Christmas.
Mon 2nd and Mon 9th of December 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm sharp in the Parish Hall.
Everybody welcome

Remembrance Tree
Kilbrittain Foroige Club is organising a Remembrance Tree. The name of a loved one or a thought about a loved one who has passed away is written on a ribbon and hung on the tree. The tree then offers a moment of reflection and a time to remember loved ones in a special and simple way. We hope that people will take a look at the tree, with each ribbon having its own story of love and sadness, and that the true spirit of Christmas will be made evident for one special moment. The ribbons will be available in the local shops. You can also donate money to this project and all monies raised will go towards the Christmas lights in the village and The New Children’s Playground. The ribbons will be placed on the tree at a ceremony at the Grotto on December the 7th. The Ceremony will take place after the 8pm Mass. We invite everyone to attend this special event.

Kibrittain Scouts 25th Anniversary
Kilbrittain Scouts are celebrating their 25th Anniversary on Friday 6th Dec at 6pm in the Community Hall. All past leaders, scouts and friends are very welcome to join us for a cup of tea and reminisce over past camps and stories.

GAA Notes
Well done to the U15's and all involved on completing a hurling double by winning the league final last Saturday 23rd.
There was no winner of this weeks lotto draw, numbers drawn were 9 28 29 31. €40 winners were Conor Hogan, Ann-Marie Crowley, Stan Sutton, 'Daisy', and Nellie Madden. Next weeks lotto jackpot is €6700.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday of December, at 8:00pm in Granreigh.
Come and dig into the scriptures together. Everyone welcome.
For more information contact Bernie Lyons on 087-7722673

Ballinspittle Panto
De Courcey Drama Group presents Santa in Space, a family panto, running nightly at Ballinspittle Community Centre from Thursday 12th December to Sunday 15th December. Tickets are available from Centra Ballinspittle: Adults €10; Children €8. Curtain up at 8 pm. sharp.

Carol Service
Inter-faith Carol Service this Sun, Dec 1st in Rathclaren Church at 7.30 pm.
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8TH DECEMBER 2013 - Second Sunday of Advent
DEATHS
We commend to the Lord
Gerard Twomey, Clonbogue
who died during the week.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 amPrayer service Tue 9.00 am.

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES 2013
Tue 24th Dec, Christmas Eve:
Childrens’ Mass 6.00 pm
Night Mass 10.00 pm
Wed 25th Dec, Christmas Day:
Mass of the Day 10.30 am

Society of St Vincent de Paul
●There is a basket in the sanctuary this weekend to accept donations for the annual Christmas appeal.
●Applications are now being taken towards Christmas Aid in Food, Coal and Toys(for children up to 8 years of age). Please apply to Vincent De Paul shop, Bandon or St. Patricks Church, Bandon.

Stations
There will be a general Station and collecting of Dues in Kilbrittain church on Thurs next, 12th Dec at 8.00 pm for all the areas which have not had an Autumn station. I would most be grateful if volunteers would distribute envelopes in these areas:
Ardacrow and Clounderreen
Bawnea and Clonbogue
Clashrea, etc
Coolmain and Granassig
Maulnaskimlehane, etc
Garyandruig
Gurranreagh and Glaunavaud
Knockbrown and Baurleigh
Ratharoon

Envelopes
Christmas Offering envelopes and boxes of Sunday Collection envelopes are now ready for delivery.

Carol Service
Inter-Faith Carol Service in Kilbrittain church next Sunday, 15th December at 8.00 pm

Camogie
Well done to Kilbrittain / Timoleague Senior Camogie team which beat Douglas in the final of the Summer Cup on Sunday, 1st December at Castle Road.

Tractor Run
Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on Sun 29th December. Assemble Kilbrittain village 10.30 am.

Social/Dance

Social/Dance Presentation night on Sun next, 8th December at Harrington’s Inn.

Ladies’ Social Group
Laides Social Group Christmas party night in the Hall on Mon 9th December 8pm. All welcome.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held this Wednesday, Dec 11th, at 9:00pm in Granreigh.Following week back on Thursday, Dec 19th, at 8:00pm. Read the Scriptures and share your Faith. Everyone welcome.For more information contact Bernie Lyons on 087-7722673

Myross Wood
Bus will depart village at 1:30pm on Sunday December 15th for retreat at Myross Wood, for details contact Cormac O Connor on (087) 6167835. Cost €10 per person.

GAA Notes
As always we would like to see more people from the parish getting involved with the club as we cater for our teams. If anyone is interested and would like to get involved for the coming year email kilbrittaingaaclub@gmail.com or contact one of our officers. Details can be found on our website. www.kilbrittaingaa.com LOTTO:€6,600 jackpot not wonWinning numbers: 4 10 20 23
€40 prizes went to Mark O'Sullivan, Susan Byrne, Ann Harrington, Eddie O'Donovan, Peter O'Mahony. This weekend’s Jackpot will be €6,800.

St Patrick’s, Upton
Christmas Room in St Patrick’s, Upton (Casadh Day Service).
Decorated by DJ Murphy from Bandon Garden Centre
Friday 13th December 2013 from 10.30 am to 8 pm.
In aid of Marymount Hospice and St. Patrick's, Upton.
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15TH DECEMBER 2013 - Third Sunday of Advent
DEATHS
We commend to the Lord
Louis O’Halloran, Shanakiel, Cork
who died during the week.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 amPrayer service Tue 9.00 am.

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES 2013
Tue 24th Dec, Christmas Eve:
Childrens’ Mass 6.00 pm
Night Mass 10.00 pm
Wed 25th Dec, Christmas Day:
Mass of the Day 10.30 am

Penance Services Bandon Parish Cluster
Innishannon: Tue 17th at 7.30pm
Enniskeane: Thurs 19th at 7.30pm
Bandon: Sun 22nd at 7.30pm
Newcestown:Mon 23rd at 7.30pm

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS KILBRITTAIN
Fri. Dec 20th. 7.00 pm
Sat. Dec 21st 10.30 am; 7.00pm and after Vigil Mass
Sun. Dec 22nd, after 10.30 Mass
Mon. Dec 22nd, after 9.00 Mass
Christmas Eve: 9.30 to 10.00am 3.00 to 3.30pm 5.00 to 5.30pm 9.00 to 9.30 pm

WEEKDAY MASSES CHRISTMAS WEEK
Mon and Tue, 9.00 am.
Thurs (St Stephen): 11 am
Fri (St John Evangelist): 11am
Sat (Holy Innocents): 11am

CAROL SERVICE
Inter-Faith Carol Service in Kilbrittain church this Sunday, 15th December at 8.00 pm

Society of St Vincent de Paul
A special thanks to all who donated at Kilbrittain church last Sunday. Amount collected: €403.70

Envelopes
Christmas Offering envelopes and boxes of Sunday Collection envelopes are now ready for delivery.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
Meeting in Parish House on Tuesday 17th Dec.at 8.00pm

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held this Thursday, Dec 19th, at 8:00pm in Granreigh.All are welcome to join us for the last evening for the year 2013.For more information contact Bernie Lyons on 087-7722673

Well done!
Congratulations to Marie McCarthy, Farnagark who won First Prize in the Kevin Dundon Christmas Cake Competition, held in conjunction with SuperValu Bandon on Tues. night. Marie is a pupil of St. Brogan's College, Bandon. Congratulations also to Niamh Butler and Ciara Galligan who were runners-up in the competition. Both are pupils of Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, Bandon. The judge praised their skill in both baking and decorating the cakes. Well done to all concerned!

GAA Notes
The annual Puc Fada competition will take place on St Stephen's day at 10:30am at Crowleys garage. All are welcome
LOTTO:€6,800 jackpot not wonWinning numbers: 8 19 22 32
€40 prizes went to David Moloney, Paul &Colette Harrington, Tracy Scully, Finbar & Therese Crowley, Nina & Aya Healy. This weekends Jackpot will be €7,000. The draw takes place on Sunday night.

Tractor Run
Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on Sun 29th December. Assemble Kilbrittain village 10.30 to 11.45 am.

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22ND DECEMBER 2013 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
MASSES CHRISTMAS WEEK
Mon: 9.00 amTue morning: no Mass
Christmas Eve Tue 23rd: Children’s Mass 6.00 pm; Night Mass 10.00 pm
Christmas Day Wed 24th:
Mass 10.30 am
Thurs. 26th St Stephen, First Martyr 11.00 am
Fri. 27th St John the Evangelist 11.00 am
Sat 28th. Holy Innocents 11.00 am

Penance Services Bandon: Sun 22nd at 7.30pm; Newcestown:Mon 23rd at 7.30pm

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS KILBRITTAIN
Mon. Dec 22nd, after 9.00 Mass
Christmas Eve: 9.30 to 10.00am; 3.00 to 3.30pm; 5.00 to 5.30pm; 9.00 to 9.30 pm

Envelopes
Christmas Offering envelopes and boxes of Sunday Collection envelopes are now ready for delivery.

Synod Questionnaire
Pope Francis has called a Synod (assembly) of Bishops in 2014 to help better communicate the Christian understanding of the family and its value in society in a convincing manner.
YOU (whether you are a regular mass attendant or not) are being asked to make your contribution to this important reflection on the family by answering a questionnaire on the subject. It addresses various important issues including:
• Are the Catholic Church's teachings on the value of the family understood by people today?
• Natural law is understood as the ability of human beings to discern the difference between good and evil by the power of reason. What place does this idea have among people generally?
 In the current crisis, how have Christian families been able to carry out their vocation of passing on the faith?
 Since many children and young people no longer see their parents receive the sacraments, how can the Church provide a Christian education for them?
 What questions do divorced and remarried people pose the Church concerning the Sacraments of the Eucharist and of Reconciliation?
 What pastoral attention can be given to people who have chosen to live in same sex relationships?
If some of the questions are irrelevant to you or don’t make sense tick the ‘I Don’t Know Box’, or just leave it blank. All the responses will be gathered together to form the basis of the diocesan report that will go to Rome.
Many thanks for taking the time and effort to fill in the questionnaire All questionnaires to be returned by Jan 6th in the box provided in the Church

Christmas Room
The recent Christmas Room in St Patrick’s Upton raised €1404 for Marymount and St. Patrick's, Upton. Many thanks

Tractor Run
Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on Sun 29th December. Assemble Kilbrittain village 10.30 to 11.45 am.

School Draw
Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit Draw will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday 29th December at approximately
3.00 p.m. in conjunction with the Tractor Run.All welcome.

GAA Notes
Don’f Fortget the annual Puc Fada competition on St Stephen's day at 10:30am at Crowleys garage. All are welcome
LOTTO:€7,000 jackpot not won Winning numbers: 7 17 28 30
€40 prizes went to Anthony Madden, Aya & Nina Healy, Mary O'Donovan, Marie Hickey and Noah O'Regan. This week’s Jackpot will be €7,200

Eucharistic Adoration
No Eucharistic Adoration until Wed 8th Jan.

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29TH DECEMBER 2013 - Feast of the Holy Family
MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon: 9.00 amTue morning: no Mass
Wed 1st January, Feast of Mary the Mother of God, Bank Holiday 10.00 am
Thursday and Friday 9.00am
Saturday 10.00 am.

Feast of the Epiphany
6th January, Monday week
NOTE: Vigil Mass next Sunday night, 5th January at 8.00 pm.

Synod Questionnaire
Pope Francis has called a Synod (assembly) of Bishops in 2014 to help better communicate the Christian understanding of the family and its value in society in a convincing manner.
YOU (whether you are a regular mass attendant or not) are being asked to make your contribution to this important reflection on the family by answering a questionnaire on the subject. It addresses various important issues including:
 Are the Catholic Church's teachings on the value of the family understood by people today?
 Natural law is understood as the ability of human beings to discern the difference between good and evil by the power of reason. What place does this idea have among people generally?
 In the current crisis, how have Christian families been able to carry out their vocation of passing on the faith?
 Since many children and young people no longer see their parents receive the sacraments, how can the Church provide a Christian education for them?
 What questions do divorced and remarried people pose the Church concerning the Sacraments of the Eucharist and of Reconciliation?
 What pastoral attention can be given to people who have chosen to live in same sex relationships?
If some of the questions are irrelevant to you or don’t make sense tick the ‘I Don’t Know Box’, or just leave it blank. All the responses will be gathered together to form the basis of the diocesan report that will go to Rome.
Many thanks for taking the time and effort to fill in the questionnaire All questionnaires to be returned by Jan 6th in the box provided in the Church

Trócaire
The recent Special Collection for Syria/Pakistan realised €1,900 in Kilbritain. Trocaire wish to thank all donors.

Tractor Run
The Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on this Sun 29th December is assembling in Kilbrittain village 10.30 to 11.45 am. Refreshments in the Hall for participants and spectators before and after the run.

School Draw
Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit Draw will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday 29th December at approximately 3.00 p.m. in conjunction with the Tractor Run. All welcome.

GAA Notes
The club would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 2014
LOTTO:€7,200 jackpot not wonWinning numbers: 9 11 22 26
€40 went to E O'Mahony, Louis Sexton, Eamon & Jo Moloney, Kitty O'Regan, Bernie Lyons, Patricia Collins, Cliona O'Brien, Marion Moloney, John Madden and Micheal Griffen. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €7,400

Kilbrittain Photo Project
Ed Godsell, Kilbrittain Village is looking for support from village residents for a Photo Project which will attempt to create a unique photographic collection of the village as it is today.
There will be a temporary studio in the Hall on Sat and Sun 11th and 12th January and Ed is appealing for everybody to drop in during these hours and have their photo taken.
A website will be created where the photos will be uploaded and there may be other media coverage.
Ed is looking for feedback on how people feel about the idea or for any questions or objections. projectkilbrittain@gmail.com or phone 023-8849007

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