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January 03 10 17 24 31
February 07 14 21 28
March 06 13 20 27
April 03 10 17 24
May 01 08 15 22 29
June 05 12 19 26
July 03 10 17 24 31
August 07 14 21 28
September 04 11 18 25
October 02 09
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4th January 2015 --

Second Sunday of Christmas Time
FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY Tue Jan 6th
Vigil Mass Mon 8.00 pm
Mass Tue 10.30 am.

Other Masses This Week
Monday Morning 9.00 am
Wed to Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Eucharistic Adoration will recommence on next Wed, January 7th.

Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of January. All welcome. For further information call Bernie on 0877722673.

Station
For Gurranefeen in the Home of Benedict and Aoife Moloney on Fri 16th Jan at 8.00 pm

Christmas Trees
Scouts will be collecting Christmas Trees on Saturday 10th Jan at the hall from 12-2pm

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Kilbrittain GAA would like to wish everyone a Happy and safe New Year
LOTTO
02 - 21- 24 - 29
The lotto jackpot of €13,900 was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 21, 24 and 29.
There were five extra prizes of €40. The ten winners were Joe Barry, Terry O' Regan, Denis Ryan, Dee Cashman, Mark O'Sullivan, Mary O'Neill, 'Early Bird', Lisa Moloney, Terry O' Regan, Aine Kennedy.
The jackpot for this weekend will be €14,000.


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11th January 2015 --

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Masses This Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue NO MASS
Wed to Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Station
For Gurranefeen in the Home of Benedict and Aoife Moloney on next Fri 16th Jan at 8.00 pm
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of January. All welcome. For further information call Bernie on 0877722673.

Battery Collection
Kilbrittain Scouts have obtained boxes for the collection of used batteries. There will be a box in the Post Office. A tree will be donated to the scouts for every four boxed filled.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Underage Registration
Registration for underage GAA on Wednesday, 14th January in the community hall from 7 – 8 pm. Cost €40 per child (for 3rd and subsequent children €30).

Scór na bPáistí
Anyone interested in Scór na bpáistí, please contact Marion on 086-8346124

Membership Renewal
Club membership is now due. For a limited time only, membership, annual lotto ticket and National GAA draw ticket can be had for €150 (up to the end of January). Ordinary membership is €70 for players, €50 for non player/student player

LOTTO 10 - 22 - 26 - 29
The lotto jackpot of €14,000 was not won. €40 went to Josephine Dineen, Louis Sexton, Margaret O' Driscoll, Joan Sexton, Siobhan O'Connell. Jackpot for next weekend will be €14,100




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18th January 2015 --

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses This Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue NO MASS
Wed to Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of January. All welcome. For further information call Bernie on 0877722673.

Red Cross AGM
Red Cross AGM, Monday next, 19th Jan, at 7.30PM in Health Centre. New members welcome

Camogie Club AGM
Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie Club AGM takes place on Thurs. Next, 22nd Janurary, at 8pm in the parish hall.

St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc
St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc., meeting Tuesday 20th January 8.00 pm in the Sacristy. A. G. M. , and Mass, in the Hall, on Wednesday night 28th January at 8.00pm, refreshments afterwards. All Welcome.

Kilbrittain NS Open Night
Kilbrittain National School Open Night and Enrollment of new pupils for Sept. 2015 takes place on Tues. 17th Feb. 7pm-8pm. Parents and children are invited to see our facilities. Please bring your child's birth cert and P.P.S. No. Enquiries contact: 023 8849890.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Membership Renewal
Club membership is now due. For a limited time only, membership, annual lotto ticket and National GAA draw ticket can be had for €150 (up to the end of January). Ordinary membership is €70 for players, €50 for non player/student player

Lotto
08- 12 - 19 - 30
'The lotto jackpot of €14,100 was not won. €40 winners were Denis Martin, Brendan Ahern, Liz O'Donovan, Aoife Brennan, O'Sullivan family (Rossmore). This weekend’s jackpot will be €14,200

Battery Collection
Kilbrittain Scouts have obtained boxes for the collection of used batteries. There will be a box in the Post Office. A tree will be donated to the scouts for every four boxed filled.


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25th January 2015 --

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Recently Deceased
Diarmuid Sheehy, Currahoo, Ballinspittle. Rosary Sat 24th in his home at 9.00 pm. Removal to Ballinspittle church Sun 25th at 7.00 pm. Requiem Mass Mon 26th at 2.00 pm, funeral to Ringrone cemetery.

Masses This Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue NO MASS
Wed to Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Feast of Presentation
Monday week, Feb 2nd, is the feast of the Presentation in the Temple (Candlemas). Candles will be blessed at Mass that day. Candles can be bought in Kilbrittain Post Office.

Feast of St Blaise
Tue week, Feb 3rd, is the feast of St Blaise. Traditional blessing of throats will be done at both Masses next weekend, Feb 1st and 2nd.

Day of the Sick
Wed, Feb 11th, is the day of the Sick. On the previous Sat, 7th Feb, there will be a Liturgy of Anointing of the Sick at 3.00 pm. All are welcome and those who wish to receive the Sacrament will be anointed. If there is somebody who cannot come out but who is not on the First Friday list, please let Fr Cremin know and he will call to them that weekend or during the following week.

St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Society
A. G. M. and Mass, in the Hall, on Wednesday night next, 28th January, at 8.00pm, refreshments afterwards. All Welcome.

Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of January. All welcome. For further information call Bernie on 0877722673.

Kilbrittain NS Open Night
Kilbrittain National School Open Night and Enrollment of new pupils for Sept. 2015 takes place on Tues. 17th Feb. 7pm-8pm. Parents and children are invited to see our facilities. Please bring your child's birth cert and P.P.S. No. Enquiries contact: 023 8849890.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Membership Renew
al
Club membership is now due. For a limited time only, membership, annu
al lotto ticket and National GAA draw ticket can be had for €150 (up to the end of January). Ordinary membership is €70 for players, €50 for non player/student player
Lotto
08- 12 - 19 - 30
The lotto Jackpot of €14,200 was not won. €40 winners were 'Its all about da base', Joan Sexton, Dan Healy, Eddie & Josie, 'B.D.P.' Jackpot for next weekend will be €14,300

Battery Collection
Kilbrittain Scouts have obtained boxes for the collection of used batteries. There will be a box in the Post Office. A tree will be donated to the scouts for every four boxed filled.

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1st February 2015 --

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses This Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue NO MASS
Wed and Thurs 9.00 am
Friday: FIRST FRIDAY 9.00 am and 8.00 pm
Sat 10.00 am

Feast of Presentation
Monday next, Feb 2nd, is the feast of the Presentation in the Temple (Candlemas). Candles will be blessed at Mass that day. Candles can be bought in Kilbrittain Post Office.

Feast of St Blaise
Tue next, Feb 3rd, is the feast of St Blaise. Traditional blessing of throats will be done at both Masses this weekend, Feb 1st and 2nd.

First Friday
A reminder that we have a special evening Mass on First Fridays for 2015 at 8.00 pm. Still time to start the nine First Fridays to be finished during the year.

Children’s Mass
Next Sunday, Feb 8th.

Day of the Sick
On the Sat next, 7th Feb, there will be a Liturgy of Anointing of the Sick at 3.00 pm. All are welcome and those who wish to receive the Sacrament will be anointed. If there is somebody who cannot come out but who is not on the First Friday list, please let Fr Cremin know and he will call to them.

Synod Survey
Synod of Bishops "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World" in Rome next October.
Survey of opinions to be submitted to Bishop before 1st March. Parish Assembly has produced a list of questions which people may use as headings for personal submissions. A hard copy of those questions is being distributed at Masses this weekend. There is an online submission form on this website at:
www.frcremin.com/synod

Ploughing Match
Kilbrittain Ploughing Association will hold their 32nd Annual Ploughing Match on Sunday, February 1st 2014. By kind permission of Christy and Rex Draper, Artitigue, Kilbrittain. PHOTOS

Proposed Historical Society/Group.
The Community Connections group of The Parish Assembly will hold a Public Meeting to explore the possibility of setting up a Historical group in The Parish with a view to gathering some of the many aspects of The Parish's History. It is felt much of the knowledge that people have will be lost if it is not compiled. The meeting will take place on Monday 16th of February, in The Hall at 8.30pm. Anyone who has an interest in this project are invited to attend.

Lectio Divina
For the month of February, Lection Divina will be held in Farnagark/Rathclaren only for the first two Thursdays, Feb 5th and 12th. For the following 6 Thursdays, the Lection Divina group will be in Dunmanway for The Scripture Course held by the Diocese. All are welcome to either. For more information, please contact Majela or Tim on 0877965321.

Kilbrittain NS Open Night
Kilbrittain National School Open Night and Enrollment of new pupils for Sept. 2015 takes place on Tues. 17th Feb. 7pm-8pm. Parents and children are invited to see our facilities. Please bring your child's birth cert and P.P.S. No. Enquiries contact: 023 8849890.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Kilbrittain Underage Registration: Forms available for all ages up to and including minor in the Post Office. Please return completed forms and fees to the Post Office as soon as possible.
Lotto13 - 15 - 19 - 29
The lotto jackpot of €14,300 was not won. €40 winners were Patricia Collins, Lise S Murphy, Mary O'Donovan (Artitigue) Owen Sexton, Imelda O'Mahony. The jackpot for this weekend will be €14,400. Congratulations to Con Healy and family who won the first prize of a car or €12,500 in the January County Clubs draw, also to Micheal Twohig who won a €100 voucher.

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8th February 2015 --

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses This Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue NO MASS
Wed to Friday 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Kathleen Roche RIP
Kathleen Roche, Kilbrittain and Liverpool died in Liverpool last November and was cremated. Her funeral Mass will be in St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain on next Thursday, Feb 12th, at 12.00 noon followed by internment of ashes in Kilbrittain Cemetery.

Ladies’ Group
Meeting this Mon, 9th Feb, at 8.30 pm in the hall. Guest speaker to attend. All welcome.

Synod Survey

Synod of Bishops "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World" in Rome next October.
Survey of opinions to be submitted to Bishop before 1st March. Parish Assembly has produced a list of questions. A hard copy of those questions was distributed at Masses last weekend and is still available in the porches. Submission boxes will be available in the church until Ash Wednesday, Feb 18th. There is an online submission form on this website at:
www.frcremin.com/synod

Proposed Historical Society/Group.
The Community Connections group of The Parish Assembly will hold a Public Meeting to explore the possibility of setting up a Historical group in the parish with a view to gathering some of the many aspects of the parish’s History. It is felt much of the knowledge that people have will be lost if it is not compiled. The meeting will take place on Monday 16th of February in The Hall at 8.30pm. Anyone who has an interest in this project are invited to attend. Parish Assembly is facilitating this meeting, but if a History Society were to be formed as a result it would be independent of Parish Assembly.

Lectio Divina
Next Thursday night at 8:00 in Farnagark. This is the last Lectio for a while . For the following 6 Thursdays, the Lectio Divina group will be in Dunmanway for The Scripture Course held by the Diocese. All are welcome to either. For more information, please contact Majela or Tim on 0877965321.

Bingo
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns will hold a Bingo Night in the Hall on Wednesday February 18th,at 8.45pm.Please support. Great night assured.

Kilbrittain NS Open Night
Kilbrittain National School Open Night and Enrollment of new pupils for Sept. 2015 takes place on Tues. 17th Feb. 7pm-8pm. Parents and children are invited to see our facilities. Please bring your child's birth cert and P.P.S. No. Enquiries contact: 023 8849890.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture: Kilbrittain will meet Argideen Rangers in the semi-final of the Micheal Holland cup on Sunday next 15th February at 2:30pm in Timoleague. Check locally in case of venue change.
GAA Pass: Anyone who is interested in getting a West Cork GAA pass (this pass will get you into any wWest Cork Championship match) single pass €50 or family pass €70. If you are interested please drop a picture (passport size) and money to Marion Twohig before Sunday 22nd February.
Lotto17 - 19 - 21 - 27
The lotto jackpot of €14,400 was not won. €40 winners were Damien Desmond, Frank & Patrick, Sabrina Madden, Tim Twomey, Mary Lynch.
Jackpot for this weekend will be €14,500

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15th February 2015 --

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

ASH WEDNESDAY
Next Wednesday, 18th Feb, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. It will be a day of Fast and Abstinence. Mass with blessing and distribution of Ashes at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm

WEEKDAY MASSES
Mon: 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass
Wednesday: 9.00 am and 8.00 pmThursday and Friday 9.00am
Saturday 10.00 am.

Station
For Ratharoon in the home of John and Noreen Crowley on Fri night next at 8.00 pm.

Trocaire Boxes for this year’s Lenten Fast are available in the church porches.

St. Joseph s Young Priests’ Society
St. Joseph s Young Priests’ Society meeting in Sacristy on Tuesday 17th Feb at 8.pm. New Members welcome.

Synod Survey
Synod of Bishops "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World" in Rome next October.
Survey of opinions to be submitted to Bishop before 1st March. Parish Assembly has produced a list of questions. A hard copy of those questions was distributed at Masses last weekend and is still available in the porches. Submission boxes will be available in the church until Ash Wednesday, Feb 18th. There is an online submission form on this website at:
www.frcremin.com/synod

Proposed Historical Society/Group.
The Community Connections group of The Parish Assembly will hold a Public Meeting to explore the possibility of setting up a Historical group in the parish with a view to gathering some of the many aspects of the parish’s History. It is felt much of the knowledge that people have will be lost if it is not compiled. The meeting will take place on next Monday, 16th of February, in The Hall at 8.30pm. Anyone who has an interest in this project are invited to attend. Parish Assembly is facilitating this meeting, but if a History Society were to be formed as a result it would be independent of Parish Assembly.

Lectio Divina
No Lectio Divina for the next six weeks as some regular attendees are doing a Scripture Course in Dunmanway. This course is open to all, details on noticeboards.

Bingo
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns will hold a Bingo Night in the Hall on Wednesday February 18th, at 8.45pm. Please support. Great night assured.

Kilbrittain NS Open Night
Kilbrittain National School Open Night and Enrollment of new pupils for Sept. 2015 takes place on Tues. 17th Feb. 7pm-8pm. Parents and children are invited to see our facilities. Please bring your child's birth cert and P.P.S. No. Enquiries contact: 023 8849890.

Stations of the Cross
Lent is approaching so let's see it as an opportunity to reflect and pray. As you know, prayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God.Time and place can help so lets choose the stations of the cross on Sun. evenings during lent.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture: Kilbrittain will meet Argideen Rangers in the semi-final of the Micheal Holland cup on this Sunday,15th February, at 2:30pm in Kilbritaiin. NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.
Lotto
03 - 13 - 15 - 20
The lotto jackpot of €14,50 was not won. Jackpot for this weekend will be €14,60

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22nd February 2015 --

First Sunday of Lent

WEEKDAY MASSES
Mon: 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am
Saturday 10.00 am.

Stations of the Cross
This Sunday and ever Sunday of Lent at 8.00 pm.

Trocaire Boxes for this year’s Lenten Fast are available in the church porches.

Synod Survey
Synod of Bishops "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World" in Rome next October.
Survey of opinions to be submitted to Bishop before 1st March. Parish Assembly has produced a list of questions. A hard copy of those questions was distributed at Masses last weekend and is still available in the porches. Submission boxes will be available in the church until this Monday night, 23rd Feb. There is also an online submission form on Fr Cremin’s website at:
www.frcremin.com/synod

Kilbrittain Historical Society
On Monday 16th Feb. a meeting took place to explore the idea of setting up an historical society in Kilbrittain. There was an impressive turnout of over 30 people who had a very positive discussion regarding the preservation and promotion of history in the Kilbrittain area. A committee was formed, and officers were elected as follows: Sean O'Connor (Chairman), Con McCarthy (Vice-Chair), Denis O'Brien (Secretary), Triona O'Sullivan (Assistant Secretary), Niall O'Brien (Treasurer), Diarmaid O'Donovan (P.R.O.). Thanks to the members of the Parish Assembly for facilitating the meeting. There will be a further meeting to bulid on the progress made so far on Wednesday 25th Feb. at 8:30 p.m.in the parish hall meeting room.

Social Dancing
Social Dancing Tue nights at 8.30 pm in the Hall.

Bandon Ladies’ Football
Bandon Ladies’ underage football recommencing next monday 23rd in Bandon G.A.A.
U10 & U12 4:30pm to 5:45pm Mondays U14 6pm to 7pm Fridays (bring runners) starting Fri 27th next U16 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm. (Bring runners) MondaysMinors & Juniors 7pm to 8:30pm Mondays €2 per person required for each training session this year. All new members welcome !!

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1st March 2015 --

Second Sunday of Lent

WEEKDAY MASSES
Mon: 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass
Wed, and Thurs 9.00 am
FIRST FRIDAY 9.00 am & 8.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am.

Stations of the Cross
This Sunday and every Sunday of Lent at 8.00 pm. Tonight’s Stations are being presented by the children of Kilbrittain and Granassing National Schools.

First Friday
Next Friday. Usual calls to sick and housbound. Mass 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.

Pioneer Mass
Friday night’s 8.00 pm Mass will be offered for deceased members of Kilbrittain Pioneer Centre

Station
For Farnagark and Rathclaren, in the home of Dermot and Ita Hayes on Fri night week, March 13th, at 8.00 pm.

Social Dancing
Social Dancing in Kilbrittain Hall, Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. All Welcome.

Young at Heart
Young at Heart meet in Kilbrittain Community Hall every Thursday 2.30pm. Everybody welcome.

Garda Award
Congratulations to Sophie O'Donovan, Glenduff, Kilbrittain, who received a certificate on Friday February 20th, in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon, as part of the West Cork Garda Youth scheme.
Come & Have A Cuppa Coffee morning in aid of Bandon Area Special Children (B.A.S.C.) and the Irish Pilgrimage Trust in the home of Humphrey & Noreen Desmond “Glebe House” Gurranes, Templemartin, Newcestown on Saturday 7th March from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Please support
Evening of ReflectionUpton Prayer Group will hold a Lenten Evening of Reflection entitled ‘The Winding River of Our Lives’ with St Eileen Healy OLA at St Patrick’s Church, Upton on Sunday next, March 8th, commencing at 2.00 pm and concluding with Mass at 5.00 pm. Everybody welcome. Tel Maureen 087-9850162 or Teresa 021-4775144

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture
The U21 footballers open their championship campaign on Saturday 7th March at 4pm in Ballinscarthy where they meet St James. Best of luck!'
Lotto
1 - 13 - 16 - 17.
There was no winner of the €14,700 jackpot. €40 winners were Margo Crowley, Marie Hickey, Nellie Moloney, Imelda O'Mahony, Con McCarthy. jackpot for this weekend will be €14,800.


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8th March 2015 --

Third Sunday of Lent

WEEKDAY MASSES
Mon: 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am.

Stations of the Cross
This Sunday and every Sunday of Lent at 8.00 pm. Congratulations to the children of Kilbrittain and Granassig National Schools who presented the Stations so well last Sunday. They wiil be with us again on Sunday 22nd March.

Station
For Farnagark and Rathclaren, in the home of Dermot and Ita Hayes on Fri night week, March 13th, at 8.00 pm.

Social Dancing
Social Dancing in Kilbrittain Hall, Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. All Welcome.

Young at Heart
Young at Heart meet in Kilbrittain Community Hall every Thursday 2.30pm. Everybody welcome.

Kilbrittain Historical Society
We had another very well attended and successful meeting on Wed. Feb25th. The Kilbrittain Historical Society was officially formed and terms were discussed and agreed. An interesting discussion took place among those present in an atmosphere of mutual interest and respect. It is intended that we will meet once a month, arrange talks of historical interest both local and national, have guided historical walks in the summer months and produce an annual publication of local historical interest. We are open for membership of €20 for an individual or €25 per family. To join, please contact NiallO'Brien (Treasurer) on 086 0591854. Membership is open to all who have an interest in discovering more about their native parish, or indeed their adopted home. Our next meeting will be in the parish meeting room on Wednesday March 25th at 8:30p.m.

Lourdes - Young Adult Helpers
The Diocese invites young adult 18-30 year-olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from June 11th to 16th. Helpers will assist the sick who travel with the diocese and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme. There will be free time, time for prayer, for making new friends. Limited numbers of places, helpers pay their own fare but are provided with board and accommodation in Lourdes. For more detials contact Fr Charles Kiely 021-4537603 or charliekiely@gmail.com

Jog 4 Jamie
Four-mile run, Fun-Run, Walk in aid of ‘Friends of Jamie Wall Fund’ will be held on Sun March 15th beginning at 12.00 noon.

CIT Course
Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology starting in September. Enquiries Elaine McCarthy 021-4335150 or elaine.mccarthy@cit.ie. Closing date for applications 30th May.

Evening of Reflection
Upton Prayer Group will hold a Lenten Evening of Reflection entitled ‘The Winding River of Our Lives’ with St Eileen Healy OLA at St Patrick’s Church, Upton on this Sunday, March 8th, commencing at 2.00 pm and concluding with Mass at 5.00 pm. Everybody welcome. Tel Maureen 087-9850162 or Teresa 021-4775144

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture
The intermediate hurlers open their league campaign on Sunday at 3pm against Carrigaline in Kilbrittain/Harbourview.
Lotto
4 - 11 - 18 - 21.
The lotto jackpot of €14,800 was not won. €40 winners were Micheal & Marie, Louise O'Mahony, James Deasy, Malachy Harrington, Kieran Twomey. The jackpot for this weekend will be €14,900

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15th March 2015 --

Fourth Sunday of Lent

ST PATRICK’S DAY
Tuesday next. Vigil Mass Monday at 8.00 pm. Mass of the Feast on Tue at 10.30 am

MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon: 9.00 am; 8.00 pmTue: 10.30 am.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am.

Stations of the Cross
This Sunday and every Sunday of Lent at 8.00 pm. Stations this Sunday will be presented by Members of Kilbrittain Scout Troop.

Station
For Ballycatten and Kilshinihan, in the home of Jeremiah and Claire Deasy Fri night next, March 20th, at 8.00 pm. If your area hasn’t had a Station, please consider coming forward.

Lenten Retreat, Palm Sunday
Bus to Myross Wood, pre-Easter Retreat, on Sunday 29th March, leaves Village 1.45 pm for 3.00 pm Retreat. Contact Cormac O’Connor at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc. before Fri 27th March.

Social Dancing
Social Dancing in Kilbrittain Hall, Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. All Welcome.

Young at Heart
Young at Heart meet in Kilbrittain Community Hall every Thursday 2.30pm. Everybody welcome.

Lourdes - Young Adult Helpers
The Diocese invites young adult 18-30 year-olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from June 11th to 16th. Helpers will assist the sick who travel with the diocese and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme. There will be free time, time for prayer, for making new friends. Limited numbers of places, helpers pay their own fare but are provided with board and accommodation in Lourdes. For more details contact Fr Charles Kiely 021-4537603 or charliekiely@gmail.com

Jog 4 Jamie
Four-mile run, Fun-Run, Walk in aid of ‘Friends of Jamie Wall Fund’ will be held on this Sun beginning at 12.00 noon.

CIT Course
Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology starting in September. Enquiries Elaine McCarthy 021-4335150 or elaine.mccarthy@cit.ie. Closing date for applications 30th May.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture

Kilbrittain intermediate hurlers meet Bandon in the Micheal Holland cup final on Tuesday (St Patrick’s day) at 3pm in Kilbrittain.
Lotto
11 - 15 - 19 - 21.
The lotto jackpot of €14,900 was not won. The €40 winners were; Helen O'Brien/Shorten, 0872776587, Sarah O'Mahony, Rosalan Sylvester, Peter Brennan. The jackpot for next weekend will be €15,000.

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22nd March 2015 --

Fifth Sunday of Lent
MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon: 9.00 amTue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am.

Palm Sunday
Next Sunday, March 29th, is Palm (Passion) Sunday. Palms will be blessed at both Masses.

Stations of the Cross
This Sunday next Sunday at 8.00 pm. Stations this Sunday will be presented by pupils from Kilbrittain and Granassig National Schools
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Lenten Penitential Services
KILBRITTAIN: Monday week (Holy Week) at 7.30 pm.
BANDON: Palm Sunday 7.30 pm.

Ministers of the Eucharist
New Rota now available in Sacristy and online at www.frcremin.com

Lenten Retreat, Palm Sunday
Bus to Myross Wood, pre-Easter Retreat, on Sunday 29th March, leaves Village 1.45 pm for 3.00 pm Retreat. Contact Cormac O’Connor at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc. before Good Friday, 27th March.

Pioneer Dance
Ross Diocesan Pioneer Council are holding a Fund-raising Dance in Ballinascarthy Hall on Fri night next, 27th March. Music by Marina Band.

Historical Society Meeting

Meeting of the Kilbrittain Historical Society on Wed March 25th in the meeting room of the hall at 8:30 p.m. All are very welcome.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knoack Sunday 26th April 2015, all invited. Posters in porches of Church with details. Contact Majella McCarthy 0238849842 to book.

Community Hall AGM
Kilbrittain Community Hall AGM on Mon night 30th March at 9.00 pm.

Social Dancing
Social Dancing in Kilbrittain Hall, Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. All Welcome.

Young at Heart
Young at Heart meet in Kilbrittain Community Hall every Thursday 2.30pm. Everybody welcome.

Lourdes - Young Adult Helpers
The Diocese invites young adult 18-30 year-olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from June 11th to 16th. Helpers will assist the sick who travel with the diocese and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme. There will be free time, time for prayer, for making new friends. Limited numbers of places, helpers pay their own fare but are provided with board and accommodation in Lourdes. For more details contact Fr Charles Kiely 021-4537603 or charliekiely@gmail.com

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Congratulations to Bandon who won the Micheal Holland Cup for the first time on Tuesday.
Fixture
The Junior hurling league gets under way This Sunday afternoon when Kilbrittain meet St James in Kilbrittain at 3:30pm.
Lotto
04 - 22 - 23 - 25.
The lotto jackpot of €15,000 was not won. €40 winners were Julia & Denis Flynn, Mary Hayes, Martin Sheehan, Albert O'Donoghue, Thomas Draper. The Jackpot for the coming weekend will be €15,100

O’Donovan Rossa 1831-1915.
Centenary of his death and historic funeral oration by Padraig Pearse. Offical launch of commemoration progarmme in the West Cork Hotel Wed next, March 25th at 7.00 pm. All are welcome to attend.

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29th March 2015 --

PALM (Passion) SUNDAY

HOLY WEEK 2015
St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain

Monday 30th March

9.00 am Mass

Tuesday 31st  March  

No Mass

Wednesday 1st April

9.00 am Mass

Thursday 2nd April
HOLY THURSDAY

8.00 pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper .Concluding with procession to the Altar of Repose.
9.00 to 10.00 pm.Holy Hour

Trócaire Boxes may be returned for collection at this Mass.

Confessions 7.00 pm

Friday 3rd April
GOOD FRIDAY

Day of Fast and Abstinence

Collection for the Holy Places at this Liturgy

10.00 am
Stations of the Cross through the village.

3.00 pm
Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – Passion Reading, Solemn Intercessions, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

Confessions 12.00 noon and after Passion Liturgy.

Saturday 4th April
HOLY SATURDAY

9.00 pm
Easter Vigil (Candles will be provided)
Lighting of the Paschal flame; Easter Proclamation (Exsultet); Liturgy of the Word; Blessing of Baptism water and Renewal of Baptismal promises; Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Confessions 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm.

Sunday 5th April
EASTER SUNDAY

10.30 am
Mass of the Resurrection

Stations of the Cross
This Sunday at 8.00 pm.

Lenten Penitential Services
KILBRITTAIN: Monday at 7.30 pm.
BANDON: Palm Sunday 7.30 pm.

Station
For Knoppogue, Ballymore and Ballybeg in the home of Con and Kathleen McCarthy on the Friday of Easter week (April 10th) at 8.00 pm.

Community Hall AGM
Kilbrittain Community Hall AGM on Mon night 30th March at 9.00 pm.

Social Dancing
Final night of Social Dancing in Kilbrittain Hall on Tuesday next at 8.30pm. All Welcome.

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns on Wed week, April 8th.

Ladies’ Gof Lessons
A free introduction to ladies’ golf will take place at Bandon Golf Club on Thursday the 16th April,from 7-8pm. Equipment will be provided.The invitation is open to all

Courcey Chronicle
Easter edition of the Courcey Chronicle available in the Post Office soon, containing items of interest for Kilbrittain folk.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto
08 - 23 - 28 - 29.
The lotto jackpot of €15,100 was not won. €40 winners were Jerry Moloney, Josephine & Jerry, John Wilmot, Donnacha O'Sullivan, Crossmahon Syndicate. The jackpot for the coming weekend will be €15,200


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5th April 2015 --

EASTER SUNDAY

Masses During the Week
Monday (Bank Holiday)
10.00 am.
Tue. No Mass
Wed to Fri. 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Station
For Knoppogue, Ballymore and Ballybeg in the home of Con and Kathleen McCarthy on next Friday, April 10th, at 8.00 pm.

Recently Deceased
Pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen Hallissey, Coolshinnaugh who died during the week.

Irish Catholic
Special edition this weekend celebrating the Year for Consecrated Life. On sale €1.60

Divine Mercy Sunday
Next Sunday, April 12th.
Devotions in St Augustine’s, Washington St.
Expositon 2.00pm; Chaplet 3.00 pm;
Talk 3.15 pm; Rosary 3.30pm; Mass 4.00 pm.

Vocations’ Information Day
Information Day for priesthood in Cork & Ross in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Mayfield, Cork on Sunday 19th April 2.30 to 5.30 pm. For more information contact Fr Cremin or, in confidence, Canon Bertie O’Mahony 021-4346940; Fr Tom Deenihan 021-4301717; or secretary@corkandross.org

Pilgrimage to Knock
Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 26th April 2015, all invited. Posters in porches of Church with details. Contact Majella McCarthy 0238849842 to book.

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns on Wed next, April 8th.

Ladies’ Gof Lessons
A free introduction to ladies’ golf will take place at Bandon Golf Club on Thursday the 16th April,from 7-8pm. Equipment will be provided.The invitation is open to all

Courcey Chronicle
Easter edition of the Courcey Chronicle available in the Post Office soon, containing items of interest for Kilbrittain folk.

Blood Donor Clinic

Tue next, April 7th in Acton’s Hotel, Kinsale 5.00 to 8.30 pm.

Historical Society Event
On Wednesday April 15th. Kilbrittain Historical Society will present a talk to commemorate 100 years since the sinking of the Lusitania with the loss of 1198 lives just 8 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale. The pictorial talk will be given by Dermot Ryan of the Kinsale Historical Society and will include many local links to the tragedy. The talk will commence at 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Admission is free and we would appreciate your support for our inaugural event. To join the Kilbrittain Historical Society call Niall on 086 059 1854

Gymnastics Gold Medal
And a VERY BIG congratulations to Orla Kennedy, Lisheenaleen, daughter of Frank and Brenda, who won an Irish National Gold Medal for Gymnastics at Under 10s held recently at the University of Limerick. We're all very proud of you Onwards and Upwards!

Guide Dog Fundraiser
Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Irish Guide Dogs will be held in Kilbrittain Hall on Sunday, April 19th. Dancing from 2.30 to 5.40 pm. Music by Teddy Crowley. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Rural Transport.
Bus to Bandon leaving Kilbrittain village every Friday morning at 10.00 am. Anyone wishing to avail of the service, please contact Eileen Hayes @ 8849878

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12th April 2015 --

2nd Sunday of Easter Time -- Divine Mercy Sunday

Recently Deceased
Please pray for
Patsy McSweeney, Garrendruig who died during the week;
Caroline Feiriteur, 14 Castleview who died during the week and
Terry Rea, Mitchelstown died in England during the week.

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tue. No Mass
Wed to Fri. 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Station
For Ardacrow and Clounderreen in the home of Michael and Jean O’Mahony on next Saturday, April 18th, at 11.00 am.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina resumes every Thurs. at 8.30pm. For the month of April, it will be held in Farnagark. Please contact Tim or Majella on 087 7965321.

Divine Mercy Sunday 12th April
Devotions today in St Augustine’s, Washington St.
Expositon 2.00pm; Chaplet 3.00 pm;
Talk 3.15 pm; Rosary 3.30pm;
Guide Dog Fundraiser
Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Irish Guide Dogs will be held in Kilbrittain Hall on next Sunday, April 19th. Dancing from 2.30 to 5.40 pm. Music by Teddy Crowley. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Talk on Lusitania
On Wednesday next, April 15th. Kilbrittain Historical Society will present a talk to commemorate 100 years since the sinking of the Lusitania with the loss of 1198 lives just 8 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale. The pictorial talk will be given by Dermot Ryan of the Kinsale Historical Society and will include many local links to the tragedy. The talk will commence at 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Admission is free and we would appreciate your support for our inaugural event. To join the Kilbrittain Historical Society call Niall on 086 059 1854

Ladies’ Group
Kilbrittain Ladies’ Group meet Monday April 13th at 8.30PM in the Parish Hall. Guest speaker to attend and all are welcome

Spring Clean-Up
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns are holding a Spring Clean-Up on Saturday next, the 18th April, at 3.00 pm. Meet at the Parish Hall. Everyone welcome.

Ladies’ Gof Lessons
A free introduction to ladies’ golf will take place at Bandon Golf Club on Thursday the 16th April,from 7-8pm. Equipment will be provided.The invitation is open to all

Courcey Chronicle
Easter edition of the Courcey Chronicle available in the Post Office soon, containing items of interest for Kilbrittain folk.
Rural TransportBus to Bandon leaving Kilbrittain village every Friday morning at 10.00 am. Anyone wishing to avail of the service, please contact Eileen Hayes @ 8849878

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19th April 2015 --

3rd Sunday of Easter Time

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tue. No Mass
Wed to Fri. 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Station
For Kilbrittain Village in the home of Pat and Mai Murphy, ‘Glenbrook’, on next Saturday week, May 2nd, at 12.00 noon

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
Monthly meeting in Sacristy at 8.30 pm on Tuesday next, 21st April

Guide Dog Fundraiser
Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Irish Guide Dogs will be held in Kilbrittain Hall on this Sunday, April 19th. Dancing from 2.30 to 5.40 pm. Music by Teddy Crowley. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thurs. at 8.30pm in Farnagark.

Inter-County Match for Jamie
On Saturday 25th April at 7pm, Cork senior hurlers will meet Kilkenny in a challenge game in Pairc ui Rinn in aid of the 'Friends of Jamie Wall' fund. Tickets will be on sale in the coming week through Supervalu & Centra stores across Munster. A full list of stores selling tickets can be viewed on the Friends Of Jamie Wall website. Tickets will also be on sale online through tickets.ie and at the turnstiles on the night. Tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for U16's.

Rural Transport
Bus to Bandon leaving Kilbrittain village every Friday morning at 10.00 am. Anyone wishing to avail of the service, please contact Eileen Hayes @ 8849878

Spring Stations
Thanks to those who have accepted Spring Stations already and to all who shared in the Masses. There is still time to come forward and volunteer to take a stations in any of the remaining 12 areas:-
 Barleyfield
 Bawnea & Clonboogue
 Burren
 Clashavanna, etc
 Clashreagh, etc
 Coolman & Granassig
 Cripple Hill, etc
 Glenduff,
 Garranreagh & Glounavaud
 Knockbrown & Baurleigh
 Clooncalla (Maryboro)
 Garrendruig

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Still some places available on the Trip of a Lifetime to the Holy Land, June 8-18th 2015. Group Leader Mícheál de Barra, Spiritual Director Fr. John Newman. Contact Mícheál at 086-8337681

Annual Parkinsons Mass
The Second Annual Mass and Blessing for People With Parkinsons, their families and friends will take place at St. Patrick's Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Monday 20th April at 7.00 p.m. All Welcome.

Celebrating and praying for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life
Pope Francis has designated this year – the Year for Consecrated Life – so we invite the priests, religious and people of the Diocese to join together to give thanks for the vocations of the past, to celebrate the vocations in our diocese today and to pray in hope for vocations of the future in our Diocesan liturgy on Friday 24th April at 7:30pm at Saint Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Cork.
All are welcome

Come and see: Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork and Ross
An open invitation is extended to men over 18 who are interested in knowing more about being a priest in our Diocese to come to an afternoon information session on this Sunday 19th April from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte, Cork.
Further details from Canon Bertie O’Mahony 021 4346940 or Fr Tom Deenihan 021 4301717
Email: secretary@corkandross.org

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26th April 2015 --

4th Sunday of Easter Time
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tue. No Mass
Wed and Thurs 9.00 am.
First Friday: 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Sat 10.00 am.

Station
For Kilbrittain Village in the home of Pat and Mai Murphy, ‘Glenbrook’, on next Saturday, May 2nd, at 12.00 noon

Rural Transport
Bus to Bandon leaving Kilbrittain village every Friday morning at 10.00 am. Anyone wishing to avail of the service, please contact Eileen Hayes @ 8849878

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thurs. at 8.30pm in Farnagark.

Spring Stations Update
The following stations have been arranged since last week:

  Glenduff Pat and Margaret Quinlan
Fri 8th May at 8.00 pm
  Burren Philip and Betty O'Connor
Sat 9th May at 12.00 noon
  Granreigh and Glounavaud Bernie Lyons
Fri 15th May at 8.00 pm


KILBRITTAIN GAA

Fixture: The Junior b football county championship gets under way on Saturday 2nd May when Kilbrittain meet Glenlara in Kilmichael at 3:30pm
Lotto: 4 - 5 - 7 - 16.
Last weekend's lotto Jackpot of €15,500 was not won. €40 winners were Therese McCarthy, Tom O'Donoghue, Brandon Nixon, Kevin Kingston, Paul & Colette Harrington. The jackpot for this weekend will be €15,600

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3rd May 2015 --

5th Sunday of Easter Time
Recently deceased
Pray for
Mary O’Brien, Bawnea who died during the week
Michael Wafer, Wexford who died recently

Masses During the Week
Monday (Bank Holiday) 10.00 am.
Tue. No Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Rosary
Rosary will be recited in the Grotto each Monday during the month of May at 8.30 pm, led by the Legion of Mary.

Stations
For Glenduff in the home of Pat and Margaret Quinlan on Fri night Next, 8th May at 8.00 pm.
For Burren in the home of Philip and Betty O’Connor on Sat next, May 9th at 12.00 noon.
For Granreigh and Glounavaud in the home of Bernie Lyons on Fri night week, 15th May at 8.00 pm.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield every Thursday night at 8:30 for the month of May.Everyone is welcome to come and share their faith in a quiet setting, with a cuppa to end the evening.For more information, contact Jim at 086-8306312.

Argideen Threshing and Vintage
Argideen Threshing and Vintage Club are holding a tractor, car and motorbike run on ths Sun, May 3rd. Registration open in Timoleague Hall from 11.00 am.
Also Social and Dance on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4th, in Timoleague Hall. Music by Finbarr Dennehy. Proceeds from both events to Marymount Hospice and local charities.

Gurraneasig National School will hold their Enrolment Afternoon on Friday May 15th at 2pm. Please come and view the school. Enrolments welcome. Forms and Information leaflets available on the day. Check the website at www.gurraneasigns.com

Kilbrittain Ladies’ Group
Kilbrittain Ladies’ Group is holding a meeting in the community hall on Monday May 11th at 8.30pm. Guest speaker will be D.J. Murphy with lots of ideas on gardening. All are welcome.

Young at Heart
Kilbrittain Young at Heart are holding a tea party for Alzheimer's Tea Day on Thursday May 7th from 3pm-4.30pm. All are welcome.

DVD on sale
“Strictly Kilbrittain Style" Dance Show, double disc, DVD box, on sale now at the post office

Rural Transport
Bus to Bandon leaving Kilbrittain village every Friday morning at 10.00 am. Anyone wishing to avail of the service, please contact Eileen Hayes @ 8849878

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The annual golf classic will be held in Bandon golf club on Friday 15th May.
Fixture: The Intermediate hurling championship v Ballincollig is fixed for Sunday 17th May at 2:30pm in Bandon.
Lotto: 22 - 27 - 31 - 32.
The lotto jackpot of €15,600 was not won. €40 winners were Karen Nixon, Donal Quinlan, 'Frank & Patrick', Raymond McCarthy & Helen Flynn, Jack & Sinead & Padraig O'Neill. The jackpot for this coming weekend will be €15,700

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10th May 2015 --

6th Sunday of Easter Time

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tue. No Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Sat 9.00 am. This week only as I need to be in Bandon for 10.30 am First Holy Communion (Gaelscoil).

Rosary
Rosary will be recited in the Grotto each Monday during the month of May at 8.30 pm, led by the Legion of Mary.

Stations
For Granreigh and Glounavaud in the home of Bernie Lyons on Fri night next, 15th May at 8.00 pm.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield every Thursday night at 8:30 for the month of May.Everyone is welcome to come and share their faith in a quiet setting, with a cuppa to end the evening.For more information, contact Jim at 086-8306312.

Gurraneasig National School will hold their Enrolment Afternoon on Friday May 15th at 2pm. Please come and view the school. Enrolments welcome. Forms and Information leaflets available on the day. Check the website at www.gurraneasigns.com

Kilbrittain Ladies’ Group
Kilbrittain Ladies’ Group is holding a meeting in the community hall on Monday May 11th at 8.30pm. Guest speaker will be D.J. Murphy with lots of ideas on gardening. All are welcome.

Historical Society Meeting
The Kilbrittain Historical Society will hold a meeting next Wednesday May 13th in the Community Hall. New members very welcome to attend.
We are also organising a history trip to Roscarbery and Sam's Cross to commemorate the centenary of the death of Diarmaid O'Donovan Rossa on Friday evening June 12th. Any one interested in going on this interesting outing should contact any member of the committee to book their place.

Schools Lusitania Exhibition
There is a schools Lusitania exhibition in the Temperance Hall Kinsale running today Sunday 10th May from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of projects, art, film and artefacts from the ship itself. Admission Free and all are welcome.

Day trip
Day trip to Bunratty on Wed 20th May. Bus leaves 8.30 am sharp. Fare €65. Contact Patsy 8849611 or 086-2355317

DVD on sale
“Strictly Kilbrittain Style" Dance Show, double disc, DVD box, on sale now at the post office

Rural Transport
Bus to Bandon leaving Kilbrittain village every Friday morning at 10.00 am. Anyone wishing to avail of the service, please contact Eileen Hayes @ 8849878

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17th May 2015 --
Feast of the Ascension
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tue. No morning Mass; 8 pm Exam Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am AND 11.00 am First Holy Communion Mass

Clashavanna Cemetery Mass
Next Wed evening at 8.00 p-m

Rosary
The Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at the grotto on each Monday evening at 8.30 during the month of May. We would appreciate if you could join us.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Day Pilgrimage to knock, on Sat. 27th June. Bus leaves Village at 5.30am. Breakfast &Evening Meal included. Price €55.00. Phone O’Connor Coaches at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc.

St Joseph’s YPS Meeting
St. Joseph Young Priests’ Soc., meeting in Sacristy on Wednesday 20th May at 8.00pm.(note change of date).

Day trip
Day trip to Bunratty on Wed 20th May. Bus leaves 8.30 am sharp. Fare €65. Contact Patsy 8849611 or 086-2355317

Jamie Wall Fundraiser
Table Quiz Fri May 22nd at 8.30 Plunkett Inn

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is being held in Barleyfield every Thursday night at 8:30 for the month of May.Everyone is welcome to come and share their faith in a quiet setting, with a cuppa to end the evening.For more information, contact Jim at 086-8306312.

Trocare
Thanks for your generosity and sacrifice during the Trocaire Lenten Campaign. Kilbritain parish will be sending on your contribution, which amounted to €1,425

Crois na Leanbh Commemoration
The annual Crois Na Leanbh Commemoration takes place next Thursday 21st of May at 8.00 pm..

Historical Society Outing
Kilbrittain Historical Society are organising a history trip to Roscarbery to commemorate the centenary of the death of Diarmaid O'Donovan Rossa, on Friday evening June 12th. Any one interested in going on this interesting outing should contact any member of the committee to book their place and all are welcome.

General Station.
Thanks to all who took Spring Stations. There will be a General Station on Fri night week, May 29th, for the remaining station areas. Distirubtors are asked to take envelopes this weekend or next.
 Bawnea & Clonbogue
 Clashavanna, etc
 Clashreagh, etc
 Coolman & Granassig
 Cripple Hill, etc
 Knockbrown & Baurleigh
 Clooncalla (Maryboro)
 Garrendruig

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture: The Intermediate hurling championship first round Kilbrittain v Ballincollig takes place on Sunday at 2:30pm in Bandon. We wish everyone involved the very best of luck.
Lotto: 05 - 11 - 12 - 27€40 winners were Josephine Crowley, P Northridge, 'Alex & Grace', Edmund Moloney, Owen O'Sullivan. The jackpot for this weekend will be €15,900

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24th May 2015 --
Pentecost Sunday
Masses During the Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue to Friday: NO MORNING MASS
Friday: 8.00 pm General Station Mass.
Saturday: 10.00 am


General Station.
Thanks to all who took Spring Stations. There will be a General Station on Fri next, May 29th, for the remaining station areas. Distirubtors are asked to take envelopes this weekend or next.
 Bawnea & Clonboogue
 Barleyfield
 Clashavanna, etc
 Clashreagh, etc
 Coolman & Granassig
 Cripple Hill, etc
 Knockbrown & Baurleigh
 Clooncalla (Maryboro)
 Garrendruig


Rosary
The Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at the grotto on each Monday evening at 8.30 during the month of May. We would appreciate if you could join us.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Day Pilgrimage to knock, on Sat. 27th June. Bus leaves Village at 5.30am. Breakfast &Evening Meal included. Price €55.00. Phone O’Connor Coaches at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is being held in Barleyfield every Thursday night at 8:30 for the month of May.Everyone is welcome to come and share their faith in a quiet setting, with a cuppa to end the evening. For more information, contact Jim at 086-8306312.

Historical Society Outing
Kilbrittain Historical Society are organising a history trip to Roscarbery to commemorate the centenary of the death of Diarmaid O'Donovan Rossa, on Friday evening June 12th. Any one interested in going on this interesting outing should contact any member of the committee to book their place and all are welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Well done to the Intermediate hurlers who advanced to the 4th round after beating Ballincollig last weekend.
Fixtures: The Junior hurling championship 1st round versus Clonakilty is fixed for Saturday next, 30th May in Barryroe at 7:30pm.
The west cork Junior b football championship 1st round versus Bandon is fixed for Sunday next 31st May in Ballinascarthy at 3pm.

Lotto: 08 - 14 - 26 - 32
The Jackpot of €15,900 was not won. €40 winners were Frank O'Brien, Marion O'Mahony, Ethel McSweeney, Adam Desmond, Albert O'Donoghue. The jackpot for this weekend will be €16,000


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31st May 2015 --
Trinity Sunday
Masses During the Week
Monday (Bank Holiday): 10.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed and Thursday 9.00 am.
First Friday: 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Saturday: 10.00 am


Rosary at Trinity Well
This Sunday (Trinity Sunday), May 31st at 8.00 pm, rosary at Trinity Well, Farnagark.

Corpus Christi
Eucharistic Procession after 10.30 Mass next Sunday, June 7th.

Altar Society
Meeting Tue night next, June 2nd, at 8.00 pm in the sacristy to prepare for Corpus Christi. All members are expected to attend.

Argideen Threshing Committee will hold a social and dance on bank holiday Monday night, June 1st in Timoleague Community Hall. Music by Declan Aungier. All proceeds to Marymount Hospice and local charities.

Tea/Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney Kilbrittain Village invite you to a Tea/Coffee Evening on Friday June 12th from 7.00pm onwards in memory of their son Justin. All proceeds to the Heart Education and Research Trust at Cork University Hospital.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Day Pilgrimage to knock, on Sat. 27th June. Bus leaves Village at 5.30am. Breakfast & Evening Meal included. Price €55.00. Phone O’Connor Coaches at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30pm in Granreigh for the month of June. You are welcome to come share your time and expound your faith. You can contact Bernie at 087-7722673.

Welfare Sponsored Walk
Welfare Sponsored Walk in aid of Jamie Wall Fund takes place on the 14th June. Walk starts at 2.00 pm at the Church steps.

Sacred Heart Novena
The Sacred Heart Novena takes place in Myross Wood from 4th to 12th June. Three sessions daily: 10.00 am, 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm. Come and enjoy the prayerful experience.

Historical Society outing
Kilbrittain Historical Society are organising a history trip to Roscarbery to commemorate the centenary of the death of Diarmaid O'Donovan Rossa, on Friday evening week, June 12th. Any one interested in going on this interesting outing should contact any member of the committee to book their place and all are welcome.

Ladies’ Group Walk
In Garrettstown Mon 8th June, starting at Speckled Door at 7.30 pm. Refreshments afterwards.


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7th June 2015 --
Corpus Christi
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed,. Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday: 10.00 am


Corpus Christi
Eucharistic Procession after 10.30 Mass this Sunday, June 7th.

Eucharistic Adoration
This Sunday, Corpus Christi, from after the procession, finishing wth Benediction at 8.00 pm.

Rathclaren Mass
Annual Mass in Rathclaren Cemetery this Wed night, June 10th, at 8.00 pm..

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30pm in Granreigh for the month of June. You are welcome to come share your time and expound your faith. You can contact Bernie at 087-7722673.

Tea/Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney Kilbrittain Village invite you to a Tea/Coffee Evening on Friday June 12th from 7.00pm onwards in memory of their son Justin. All proceeds to the Heart Education and Research Trust at Cork University Hospital.

Welfare Sponsored Walk
Welfare Sponsored Walk in aid of Friends of Jamie Wall takes place on next Sunday, 14th June. Walk starts at 2.00 pm at the Church steps.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Day Pilgrimage to knock, on Sat. 27th June. Bus leaves Village at 5.30am. Breakfast & Evening Meal included. Price €55.00. Phone O’Connor Coaches at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc.

Historical Society Outing
Kilbrittain Historical Society are organising a history trip to Roscarbery to commemorate the centenary of the death of Diarmaid O'Donovan Rossa, on Friday evening next, June 12th. Any one interested in going on this interesting outing should contact any member of the committee to book their place and all are welcome.

Ladies’ GroupWalk
Mon 8th June, starting at Speckled Door at 7.30 pm. Refreshments afterwards.

Cake Sale
Cub Scouts Cake Sale this Sunday immediately after the procession.


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14th June 2015 --
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed,. Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday: 10.00 am


St. Joseph's Young Priests Society
Meeting in Sacristy Wed., 17th June at 8. 00pm. Thanks to our Supporters for their prayers & generous donations

Welfare Sponsored Walk
Welfare Sponsored Walk in aid of Friends of Jamie Wall takes place on this Sunday, 14th June. Walk starts at 2.00 pm at the Church steps.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30pm in Granreigh for the month of June. You are welcome to come share your time and expound your faith. You can contact Bernie at 087-7722673.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Day Pilgrimage to knock, on Sat. 27th June. Bus leaves Village at 5.30am. Breakfast & Evening Meal included. Price €55.00. Phone O’Connor Coaches at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixtures

The intermediate hurlers play Charleville in the league on Sunday at 2pm in Charleville. The Junior B Footballers play Ballinacurra next Saturday, venu and time to be confirmed.
Lotto: 1 - 9 - 12 - 13
'There was no winner of the €16,200 Lotto Jackpot
€40 winners were Nina & Aya healy, Pat & Helen Walsh, Edmund Moloney, Maureen Flynn, Lilly May. The jackpot for this weekend will be €16,300


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21st June 2015 --
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed,. Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday: 10.00 am


Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30pm in Granreigh for the month of June. You are welcome to come share your time and expound your faith. You can contact Bernie at 087-7722673.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Day Pilgrimage to knock, on Sat. 27th June. Bus leaves Village at 5.30am. Breakfast & Evening Meal included. Price €55.00. Phone O’Connor Coaches at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Soc.

Kilbrittain N.S. celebrates 2nd Green Flag award.
Congratulations to Kilbrittain N.S. who raised their 2nd Green Flag on the 12th June. They attained this flag by reducing energy consumption in their school. Well done to the Green School Committee and their coordinator’s Ms Flynn & Ms O’ Connor for all their hard work.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixtures

The Junior A hurling championship 2nd round is fixed for Sunday next, 28th against St. Oliver Plunkets in Ballinascarthy. Time to be confirmed.
Lotto: 3 - 7 - 13 - 15
There was a winner of the €16,300 jackpot.Congratulations to Kathy & Ian O'Neill, Ratharoon. Ticket sold by Josephine O'Leary. €40 went to Paddy Ryan, Paul Crowley, Cathal Nyhan, Pat & Kathleen Hayes, Anne Madden. Jackpot for next weekend is estimated to be at least €5,000 and the draw ( and presentation ) will take place in Cashman's Amber Bar


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28th June 2015 --
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Recently Deceased

Eileen Murray (nee O'Mahony), Croom, Co Limerick and late of Clounderreen, who died during the week.
Next Saturday night’s Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm (July 4th) will be a Requiem Mass for Eileen.

Jeremiah Daly, Leap
Died during the week

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed and Thurs 9.00 am.
FIRST FRIDAY: 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Saturday: 10.00 am

First Friday
Extra Mass at 8.00 pm for 2015 wtih Confesstions from 8.00 pm and also after the morning Mass.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Farnagark this Thursday, July 2nd, at 8:30 pm. All welcome to join us. For further detail, please contact Tim or Majella on 0877965321.

History Society Trip
The Kilbrittain Historical Society will be embarking on their second field trip of the year on the evening of Tuesday 7th July. We will be visiting the Michael Collins Centre, Timoleague where there will be a guided tour and a talk on the activities of Michael Collins. The group will be leaving the village at 7 p.m. and the trip should take about two hours. All are welcome to come along to enjoy our local heritage in a convivial and social atmosphere.

Courcey Chronicle
Chronicle is the shops now. Items of interest for Kilbrittain people.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Well done to the Junior B Footballers who beet Ballinacurra 3-16 to 0-12 to reach the county semi final.
Fixtures
The Junior A hurlers meet St Oliver Plunkets in the 2nd round on Sunday in Ballinascarthy at 3pm.
Lotto: 9 - 15 - 23 - 24
The lotto jackpot of €16,300 was presented to winners Kathy and Ian O'Neill at last weeks draw. The starting jackpot of €5,000 was not won. €40 winners were Frank and Patrick, Peter O'Mahony, Aya and Nina Healy, Kieran Crowley, Denis Murphy Jnr. The jackpot for this weekend will be €5,200.
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ENCYCLICAL ON THE EARTH
Pope Francis has issued an Encyclical Letter ‘LAUDATO SI’ (PRAISE BE) which will receive a warm welcome from all who are concerned about the care of the Earth and the abuses which threaten the wellbeing of our planet. The Pope goes to great lengths to echo the many and various points put forward by environmentalists. But the letter is written to record the Church’s teaching, though it is not aimed at Catholics alone, unlike most previous Encyclicals, but ‘addressed to all people of good will’ (Ch2,1). It is clearly written with the tacit acknowledgement that those people who have been most influential in forming and passing on environmental standards have generally disregarded any consideration of belief in God and where He might fit into the picture.
Chapter 2 is the core of the Encyclical, a masterly and moving summary of Catholic teaching on the relationship between God, human beings and the earth. It will probably be the yardstick by which the morality and legitimacy of environmental theory and practice will be measured by the Church for centuries to come.


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5th July 2015 --
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday: 10.00 am

Macra AGM
Kilbrittain Macra will host their annual general meeting on Friday the 10th July at 9:30pm in the parish hall. New members always welcome! If any queries contact club secretary: Cáit on 0862002731

Cemetery Mass
Annual Mass in Currowrane cemetery on Wed week, July 15th.

History Society Trip
The Kilbrittain Historical Society will be embarking on their second field trip of the year on the evening of Tuesday 7th July. We will be visiting the Michael Collins Centre, Timoleague where there will be a guided tour and a talk on the activities of Michael Collins. The group will be leaving the village at 7 p.m. and the trip should take about two hours. All are welcome to come along to enjoy our local heritage in a convivial and social atmosphere.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878
.

Getting Ready for Eircode
Eircode is the new postcode system for Ireland. This July a letter will be sent to all addresses in West Cork notifying them of the Eircode for that address, watch out for the green envelope. Your address does not change, you simply include the Eircode at the bottom of your address. Each house will have its own Eircode. There are many benefits using Eircode, including making it quicker and easier for medical emergency services and others to locate addresses. It is safe to give an Eircode to anyone you would normally give your address to. More information is available on www.eircode.ie.

Tea Dance
Tea Dance on this Sunday, 5th of July, in The Munster Arms Hotel 3-6pm, light refreshments will be provided with music by Oliver Buckley. In aid of ‘Legal Eagles’ project by Colaiste na Toirbhirte Bandon pupils.


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12th July 2015 --
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently deceased
Pray for
Seán Holland, Granreigh House, who died in England.

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday: 10.00 am

Cemetery Mass
Annual Mass in Currowrane cemetery on next Wed, July 15th, at 8.00 pm.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Ardacrow for the rest of July. Everyone is welcome to come share your faith with others. For further information please call Sergio or Karon at 0870650253.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Getting Ready for Eircode
Eircode is the new postcode system for Ireland. This July a letter will be sent to all addresses in West Cork notifying them of the Eircode for that address, watch out for the green envelope. Your address does not change, you simply include the Eircode at the bottom of your address. Each house will have its own Eircode. There are many benefits using Eircode, including making it quicker and easier for medical emergency services and others to locate addresses. It is safe to give an Eircode to anyone you would normally give your address to. More information is available on www.eircode.ie.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Kilbrittain will meet Kilmeen in the Junior B football county semi-final, probably on 18th July with time and venue to be confirmed. The Intermediate hurlers have been drawn against Charleville in the quarter-final of the championship.
Lotto: 02 - 03 - 30 - 32
There was no winner of the €5,400 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Denis Ryan, Olan Hallissey, John Hurley, Raymond McCarthy, Ger Nolan. The jackpot for next weekend will be €5,600


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19th July 2015 --
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently deceased
Pray for
May Desmond, Granreigh, who died during the week.
Patrick Joseph Fallon, who died in England during the week
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Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held this coming Tuesday (rather than Thursday) at 8:30 pm in Ardacrow. Everyone is welcome. For further detail, please contact Sergio or Karon on 0970650253.

Altar Servers’ Oufits
Perhaps some homes have altar servers’ vestments (red soutane and white surplice) which are no logner needed. We would be very grateful if you would consider bringing them to us to help us cope with increased demand.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Junior B footballers met a stronger Kilmeen side in the County semi-final on Friday evening in Bandon. A disappointing performance ended in a 2-10 to 0-5 victory for Kilmeen. The focus now switches to the intermediate hurling quarterfinal against Charleville which has been fixed for 16th August.
Lotto: 08 - 09 - 18 - 27
There was no winner of the €5,600 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Shane Healy, Geraldine McSweeney, Ger Crowley, John Hurley Lawrence Sexton. Next weekend's Jackpot will be €5,800


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26th July 2015 --
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently deceased
Pray for
Kathleen O’Donovan, Baurleigh who died on Sat 25th July

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held next Thursday night at 8:30 in Ardacrow. Everyone is welcome to come share your faith with others. For further information please call Sergio or Karon at 0870650253.

Altar Servers’ Oufits
Perhaps some homes have altar servers’ vestments (red soutane and white surplice) which are no logner needed. We would be very grateful if you would consider bringing them to us to help us cope with increased demand.

Kilbrittain Historical Society will be visiting O'Brien's, Clonbogue, Kilbrittain on Bank Holiday Monday (August 3rd.). O'Brien's was the site of the first training camp of the West Cork Flying Column and was a center of activity for the independence movement generally. This trip will also briefly visit Crois na Leanabh site where some primary accounts of the incident there will be presented. Many thanks to the O'Brien family for kindly facilitating this interesting local heritage event. The bus will leave the marquee at 4 p.m. and should be returning to the village around 6 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend this free event.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto: 05 - 09 - 22 - 25
The lotto Jackpot of €5,800 was not won. €40 winners were Jim & Gretta, Humphrey Hennessey, Ml Crowley, Venus Healy, Dan Joe Holland. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,000


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2nd August 2015 --
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses During the Week
Monday BANK HOLIDAY 10.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs 9.00 am
FIRST FRIDAY 9.00 am and 8.00 pm..
Saturday: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
For the month of August Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Farnagark. Come and join us for an hour or so. For further information please contact Majella or Tim on 0877965321.

Cemetery Mass
Annual Mass in Kilbrittain Cemetery will be celebrated on Wed 19th August..

Historical Society
Kilbrittain Historical Society will be visiting O'Brien's, Clonbogue, Kilbrittain on this Monday (August 3rd.). This trip will also briefly visit Crois na Leanabh site where some primary accounts of the incident there will be presented. The bus will leave the marquee at 4 p.m. and should be returning to the village around 6 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend this free event.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Relics of St John Paul II
In Barryroe church next Thursday, August 6th. Display from 7.00 pm, Mass at 8.00 pm.

Day Trip to Kenmare
Thurs 13th Aug., bus leaves 8.15 am. Price of €65 includes: Boat trip; Guided tour Milly Galvins; Guided tour Salmon Factory; Morning Coffee; Soup and sandwiches; Evening meal; Bus. Contact Patsy: 023-8849611 or 086-2355317

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Hard luck to the U21 hurlers who were beaten by Ibane Gaels on Wednesday night. The Junior B hurlers advanced to the next round following a good win over Randal Og last weekend.
Lotto: 01 - 15 - 17 - 31
'The €6,000 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Ann O'Sullivan, Adrian Kearney, Denis Murphy, Declan O'Donovan, Jim Moore. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,200


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9th August 2015 --
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently deceased
Pray for
Charlie Dinneen, Kilshinnihan who died during the week.

Holy Day
Saturday next, 15th August, is the Feast of the Assumption.
Vigil Mass Friday 8.00 pmMass of Feast Saturday 10.30

Ferial Masses during the week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri 9.00 am
Sat NO 9.00 AM MASS
(Holy Day Mass Sat 10.30)

Margaret O’Brien, RIP
Margaret O'Brien (nee Langtry, formerly of Loughduff, Co. Cavan) passed away on June 11th 2015, aged 93,following a short illness, wife of the late Patrick (formerly of Cloundereen and Birmingham) Margaret's funeral and cremation took place in Birmingham at the end of June. A Mass of thanksgiving for her life will be celebrated on Friday 14th August at 5pm in St. Patrick's Church Kilbrittain, after which Margaret's ashes will be interred in the adjoining cemetery.

Lectio Divina
For the month of August Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Farnagark. Come and join us for an hour or so. For further information please contact Majella or Tim on 0877965321.

Cemetery Mass
Annual Mass in Kilbrittain Cemetery will be celebrated on Wed week 19th August.

Station
For Knoppogue, Ballymore and Ballybeg in the home of Margaret Hurely on Mon week, August 17th at 8.00 pm.

Kilbrittain Underage Cul Camp 2015
Kilbrittain Underage would like to thank all the adults and teenagers who volunteered as helpers during the camp this week. 113 boys and girls (aged 6 to 13) from the parish took part. The camp was a great success and lots of fun despite the weather, and this would not have been possible without your help and enthusiasm.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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16th August 2015 --
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Recently deceased
Pray for
Francis O’Mahony, New Terrace who died during the week.
Margaret O’Brien, Birmingham
Whose cremated remains were interred in Kilbrittain during the week.

Masses during the week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Station
For Knoppogue, Ballymore and Ballybeg in the home of Margaret Hurely on Mon next, August 17th at 8.00 pm.

Lectio Divina
For the month of August Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Farnagark. Come and join us for an hour or so. For further information please contact Majella or Tim on 0877965321.

Cemetery Mass
Annual Mass in Kilbrittain Cemetery will be celebrated on Wed next,19th August at 8.00 pm

Keeping Children Safe.
The Diocese of Cork and Ross upholds the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being.
The Diocese values and encourages the participation of children and vulnerable adults in all Church activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
The safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility.
The Diocese has updated its Safeguarding Policy. New Child Safeguarding personnel are about to take up their role in the Parish. In line with these changes all those who work in a Parish role with children and vulnerable adults will be invited to meet one of the Diocesan Liaison personnel and the Parish team to hear the changes to the Diocesan policy and how it affects us in our Parish.


Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Community Assoc Fundraiser
Kilbrittain Community Association is starting a fundraiser this weekend. Many of you will know the late Joe Lynch who was Chairman of the Association for many years. One of the many things Joe did to raise money for the Community, was to collect spare change from people in a 5 litre glass bottle. He was often seen at local events with the bottle and when the bottle got too heavy to carry, he had a little trolley on wheels made for it by Paul Hunt and continued to fill the bottle. Unfortunately Joe was taken from us far too soon and now the Community want to raise money with that bottle. A “Guess how much is in the Bottle” competition is starting and the prize is €1,000 for whoever guesses nearest the amount in the bottle. People will be calling to your homes in the next few weeks and we would appreciate your best support in this novel fundraising effort. The bottle will be broken and the money counted at an event in the Hall on the 3rd Oct.

Bingo
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns are holding Bingo in the Parish Hall on Wednesday 26th August at 8pm for the friendsofjamiewall. We would appreciate your support.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture: The Intermediate hurlers will meet Charleville in the quarter-final of the county championship on this Sunday at 3pm in Pairc Ui Rinn. Best of luck to all concerned.
Lotto: 11 - 17 - 23 - 29
'There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €6,400. The €40 winners were Olan Hallissey, Paul & Patricia, Tim Twomey, Finbar & Therese Crowley, Catherine O'Leary.The Jackpot for next weekend will be €6,600


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23rd August 2015 --
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses during the week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
For the month of August Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Farnagark. Come and join us for an hour or so. For further information please contact Majella or Tim on 0877965321.

Community Assoc Fundraiser
Kilbrittain Community Association is starting a fundraiser this weekend. Many of you will know the late Joe Lynch who was Chairman of the Association for many years. One of the many things Joe did to raise money for the Community, was to collect spare change from people in a 5 litre glass bottle. He was often seen at local events with the bottle and when the bottle got too heavy to carry, he had a little trolley on wheels made for it by Paul Hunt and continued to fill the bottle. Unfortunately Joe was taken from us far too soon and now the Community want to raise money with that bottle. A “Guess how much is in the Bottle” competition is starting and the prize is €1,000 for whoever guesses nearest the amount in the bottle. Kilbrittain Community Centre members will be calling to all houses in the Parish in the next 2 weeks with Joe’s Bottle Guesses. We would greatly appreciate your support. There will be an online facility shortly as well for those farther afield. Also any member of the Community Association will be more than happy to take your guesses.
The bottle will be broken and the money counted at an event in the Hall on the 3rd Oct.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878
.

Bingo
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns are holding Bingo in the Parish Hall on Wednesday next, 26th August at 8pm for the friendsofjamiewall. We would appreciate your support.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture: The Junior B football championship semi-final against Dohenys has been fixed for Wednesday 2nd September. Venue and time to be confirmed.
Lotto: 05 - 17 - 24 - 29
The lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Ger O'Neill, Kevin Kingston, Jerry Moloney, Donal Cronin, Peggy Walsh. This weekend’s Jackpot will be €6,800


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30th August 2015 --
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Recently Deceased
Pat Cremer (nee Hegarty), England and Harbour View
died in England this week. Her funeral Mass will be in Kilbrittain, with burial in Kilbritain cemetery, in Mid-September
.

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed and Thurs 9.00 am.
FIRST FRIDAY: 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Saturday: 10.00 am

First Friday
Extra Mass at 8.00 pm for 2015 wtih Confesstions from 8.00 pm and also after the morning Mass.

Station
For Cripple Hill, Kilenamoul, Maulnaskimlehane and Maulmane in the home of Philip and Mary Fullam on Thurs week, 10th Sept 7.00 pm.

Lectio Divina
During September, Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield every Thursday night at 8:30. Come and share your Faith. For more information please contact Jim on 086 830 6312..

Rotas
New Rota for Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers now available in Sacristy and can be downloaded and viewed from 'Rotas' tab in this website.
Sunday Ministers of the Word; new rota has been emailed to all readers and is available to view in this website
.

Community Assoc Fundraiser
The “Guess how much is in the Bottle” competition is continuing and the prize is €1,000 for whoever guesses nearest the amount in the late Joe Lynch’s bottle of coins and notes. Kilbrittain Community Centre members are calling to all houses in the Parish and we would greatly appreciate your support. There will be an online facility shortly as well for those farther afield. Details and photos in Facebook page ‘Joe’s Bottle’. Also any member of the Community Association will be more than happy to take your guesses.
The bottle will be broken and the money counted at an event in the Hall on the 3rd Oct.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878
.

Songs of Faith
Diocesan project for young musicians and singers aged 13 to 18 for concert in St Joseph’s, Mayfield on Sun 22nd Nov. Choir and band members sought. Involving two workshops in Mayfield on Sunday afternoons. Also inviting young adults 18-35 for intstrumental, solo and support choir. Information meeting in Bellyphehane on 24th Sept. Leaflet in porches today with details or contact Fr Cremin.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture: The Junior B football championship semi-final against Dohenys has been fixed for Wednesday 2nd September. Venue and time to be confirmed.

Kilmeen Drama
Kilmeen Drama Group presents ‘A Widow’s Paradise’ on the 17th of September at 8.00 pm. Proceeds to the Friends of Jamie Wall and West Cork Suicide Support Group. Tickets available in Hickey’s Shop and Kilbrittain Post Office or contact Sheila Wall at 087-6387222


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6th September 2015 --
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Recently Deceased
Pat Cremer (nee Hegarty), England and Harbour View
died in England this week. Her funeral Mass will be in Kilbrittain on Sat next, Sept 12th, with burial in Kilbritain cemetery afterwards.

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am


Stations
For Cripple Hill, Kilenamoul, Maulnaskimlehane and Maulmane in the home of Philip and Mary Fullam on Thurs next, 10th Sept 7.00 pm.
For Ardacrow and Clounderreen on Fri next, 11th Sept. At 8.00 pm in the home of John Hallissey, Clounderreen

Lectio Divina
During September, Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield every Thursday night at 8:30. Come and share your Faith. For more information please contact Jim on 086 830 6312..

A Day in Glenstal
A day with the Benedictine Monks of Glenstal, Co Limerick, Sunday October 11th 7 am to 10 pm. Conventual Mass and Gregorian Latin Chant. Tour of the Abbey and the Norman Revivalist Castle. Visit the 17th Century Walled Garden. Prayers and Lunch with the monks. Visit the Crypt of the Monastery and Icons. Food, tours and transportation costs €80 per person. Contact Cormac O’Connor Coaches 087-7718926 / 023-8849196

Historical Society Event
Kilbrittain Historical Society presents a lecture on the local subject of J.J. Walsh, Rathroon, Kilbrittain, who was a Minister in the first government 1923-1927. The lecture will be presented by Dr. John Crowley on Friday next, 11th September, at 8 p.m. at the parish hall, Kilbrittain. All are very welcome to attend.

Kilmeen Drama
Kilmeem Drama Group presents "A Widow's Paradise" on the 17th September at 8.00pm. Proceeds to the friendsofjamiewall and ABI ( Acquired Brain Injury) and West Cork Mental Health. Tickets available at Hickey's Shop and Kilbrittain Post Office or contact Sheila Wall at 087 6387222. A good night's entertainment and 3 great causes. Don't miss it!

Community Assoc Fundraiser
The “Guess how much is in the Bottle” competition is continuing and the prize is €1,000 for whoever guesses nearest the amount in the late Joe Lynch’s bottle of coins and notes. Kilbrittain Community Centre members are calling to all houses in the Parish and we would greatly appreciate your support. There will be an online facility shortly as well for those farther afield. Details and photos in Facebook page ‘Joe’s Bottle’. Also any member of the Community Association will be more than happy to take your guesses.
The bottle will be broken and the money counted at an event in the Hall on the 3rd Oct.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878
.

Songs of Faith
Diocesan project for young musicians and singers aged 13 to 18 for concert in St Joseph’s, Mayfield on Sun 22nd Nov. Choir and band members sought. Involving two workshops in Mayfield on Sunday afternoons. Also inviting young adults 18-35 for intstrumental, solo and support choir. Information meeting in Bellyphehane on 24th Sept. Leaflet in porches today with details or contact Fr Cremin. Leaflet can be downloaded from this LINK (MS Word DOC 40Kb)

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Fixture:
The Junior B football west cork semi-final against Dohenys takes place this Sunday at 12:00 in Clonakilty. Best of luck to all concerned.
Lotto: 09 - 10 -13 - 30
There was no winner of the €7,000 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Alan Hayes, Raymond O'Leary, Marie O'Mahony, C.P.N Leary, Frank Kearney. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €7,200


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13th September 2015 --
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently Deceased
Dr Pat Cremer (nee Hegarty), England and Harbour View
who was buried during the week.

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am


Station
For Ballycatten and Kilshinihan in the home of Joe and Noreen Sweetman on Fri week, Sept 25th at 8.00 pm.

Lectio Divina
During September, Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield every Thursday night at 8:30. Come and share your Faith. For more information please contact Jim on 086 830 6312..

A Day in Glenstal
A day with the Benedictine Monks of Glenstal, Co Limerick, Sunday October 11th 7 am to 10 pm. Conventual Mass and Gregorian Latin Chant. Tour of the Abbey and the Norman Revivalist Castle. Visit the 17th Century Walled Garden. Prayers and Lunch with the monks. Visit the Crypt of the Monastery and Icons. Food, tours and transportation costs €80 per person. Contact Cormac O’Connor Coaches 087-7718926 / 023-8849196

Kilmeen Drama
Kilmeem Drama Group presents "A Widow's Paradise" on the 17th September at 8.00pm. Proceeds to the friendsofjamiewall and ABI ( Acquired Brain Injury) and West Cork Mental Health. Tickets available at Hickey's Shop and Kilbrittain Post Office or contact Sheila Wall at 087 6387222. A good night's entertainment and 3 great causes. Don't miss it!

St. Joseph s Young Priests’ Society
St. Joseph s Young Priests’ Society meeting in Sacristy on Tuesday 15th Sept at 8.30 pm. New Members welcome.

National Junior Baking Competition Bake-off
Congratulations to Aine O'Mahony (daughter of Michael and Jean). Aine is representing Kilbrittain, Cork and Munster in the Foroige bake off at the national ploughing championships. Eight finalists of the inaugural National Junior Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi Ireland in association with Foróige and the National Ploughing Assocation, are getting ready for their county colour showdown! Semi-finals will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of September in the Aldi Marquee at the 2015 National Ploughing Championships. Two people will be picked each day. (Aine will be baking in the semi final on the 23rd). Four finalists will go head to head in the final on the 24th of September, where one will become the inaugural National Junior Baking Champion! The theme of the National Junior Baking Competition is ‘County Cakes’ and the judges are anticipating some amazing creations from the eight finalists. We encourage members to call to the Aldi stand and support Aine

Registration for Foroige
On September 18th (Next Friday night)Foroige Registeration will take place in the hall at 9.30pm. Parents must attend to fill out registeration Forms and pay affiliation fee. The Fee 20 euro to register 1 child, 30 euro to register a family. All returning and interested new members (second and first years) are invited

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878
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Songs of Faith
Diocesan project for young musicians and singers aged 13 to 18 for concert in St Joseph’s, Mayfield on Sun 22nd Nov. Choir and band members sought. Involving two workshops in Mayfield on Sunday afternoons. Also inviting young adults 18-35 for intstrumental, solo and support choir. Information meeting in Bellyphehane on 24th Sept. Leaflet in porches today with details or contact Fr Cremin. Leaflet can be downloaded from this LINK (MS Word DOC 40Kb)

KILBRITTAIN GAA
On Saturday afternoon last club president John Madden officially turned the sod in the new pitch development under glorious sunshine.
Lotto: 02 - 09 -12 - 23
There was no winner of the €7,200 Jackpot. €40 winners were Ml Crowley, Hamilton Madden, Kieran Madden, Ml Crowley, Niamh McCarthy. The jackpot for next weekend will be €7,400

Bridge Lessons For Beginners
Munster Arms Hotel Mon Sept 21st. 8.00 pm. Contact 087-1349495

Community Assoc Fundraiser
The “Guess how much is in the Bottle” competition is continuing and the prize is €1,000 for whoever guesses nearest the amount in the late Joe Lynch’s bottle of coins and notes. Kilbrittain Community Centre members are calling to all houses in the Parish and we would greatly appreciate your support. There will be an online facility shortly as well for those farther afield. Details and photos in Facebook page ‘Joe’s Bottle’. Also any member of the Community Association will be more than happy to take your guesses.
The bottle will be broken and the money counted at an event in the Hall on the 3rd Oct.


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20th September 2015 --
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am


Station
For Ballycatten and Kilshinihan in the home of Joe and Noreen Sweetman on Fri next, Sept 25th at 8.00 pm.

Lectio Divina
During September, Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield every Thursday night at 8:30. Come and share your Faith. For more information please contact Jim on 086 830 6312..

Legion Pilgrimage to Knock
Legion of Mary annual Pilgrimage. Sunday next, Sept 27th, leaving Bandon at 6.30 am sharp. Cost €55 (inclusive of breakfast and evening meal at The Inn at Dromoland, Ennis.) For further information please contact either Margaret @ 021-7338034, Mai @ 086-3030195, Bernie @ 023-8841900 or Ellen @ 021-7338064

Sacraments 2016
Confirmation Thurs April 21st
First Holy Communion Sat May 14th.

First Aid Course
Kilbrittain Red Cross are organising a First Aid Course for early October. Places limited. Contact any member of Red Cross.

A Day in Glenstal
A day with the Benedictine Monks of Glenstal, Co Limerick, Sunday October 11th 7 am to 10 pm. Conventual Mass and Gregorian Latin Chant. Tour of the Abbey and the Norman Revivalist Castle. Visit the 17th Century Walled Garden. Prayers and Lunch with the monks. Visit the Crypt of the Monastery and Icons. Food, tours and transportation costs €80 per person. Contact Cormac O’Connor Coaches 087-7718926 / 023-8849196

National Junior Baking Competition Bake-off
Congratulations to Aine O'Mahony (daughter of Michael and Jean). Aine is representing Kilbrittain, Cork and Munster in the Foroige bake off at the national ploughing championships. Eight finalists of the inaugural National Junior Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi Ireland in association with Foróige and the National Ploughing Assocation, are getting ready for their county colour showdown! Semi-finals will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of September in the Aldi Marquee at the 2015 National Ploughing Championships. Two people will be picked each day. (Aine will be baking in the semi final on the 23rd). Four finalists will go head to head in the final on the 24th of September, where one will become the inaugural National Junior Baking Champion! The theme of the National Junior Baking Competition is ‘County Cakes’ and the judges are anticipating some amazing creations from the eight finalists. We encourage members to call to the Aldi stand and support Aine

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878
.

Songs of Faith
Diocesan project for young musicians and singers aged 13 to 18 for concert in St Joseph’s, Mayfield on Sun 22nd Nov. Choir and band members sought. Involving two workshops in Mayfield on Sunday afternoons. Also inviting young adults 18-35 for intstrumental, solo and support choir. Information meeting in Bellyphehane on 24th Sept. Leaflet in porches today with details or contact Fr Cremin. Leaflet can be downloaded from this LINK (MS Word DOC 40Kb)

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto: 01 - 02 -21 - 30
There was no winner of the €7,400 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Mary Hayes, Kieran Crowley, Nicola Kiely, Charlie & Oisin, Marion Twohig. The jackpot for this weekend will be €7,600

Bridge Lessons For Beginners
Munster Arms Hotel Mon Sept 21st. 8.00 pm. Contact 087-1349495


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27th September 2015 --
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed and Thurs 9.00 am.
FIRST FRIDAY: 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Saturday: 10.00 am

First Friday
Extra Mass at 8.00 pm for 2015 wtih Confesstions from 8.00 pm and also after the morning Mass.

Lectio Divina
During October, Lectio Divina will be held in Granreigh every Thursday night at 8:30. Come and share your Faith.

A Day in Glenstal
A day with the Benedictine Monks of Glenstal, Co Limerick, Sunday October 11th 7 am to 10 pm. Conventual Mass and Gregorian Latin Chant. Tour of the Abbey and the Norman Revivalist Castle. Visit the 17th Century Walled Garden. Prayers and Lunch with the monks. Visit the Crypt of the Monastery and Icons. Food, tours and transportation costs €80 per person. Contact Cormac O’Connor Coaches 087-7718926 / 023-8849196

National Junior Baking Competition Bake-off
Congratulations to Aine O'Mahony (daughter of Michael and Jean). Aine represented Kilbrittain, Cork and Munster in the Foroige bake off at the national ploughing championships. Aine finished a very creditable third in the National Final.

Breaking the Bottle
Kilbrittain Community Centre is hosting a Variety Concert in the Parish Hall on the 3rd October during which Joe’s Bottle will be broken and counted. There will be lots of local talent and a very enjoyable night will be had by all. Guesses are still available online, from the local shops etc and from any member of the Community Centre. Don’t get left out! Have your say before it’s too late! €1,000 prize for whoever has the nearest guess! Concert starts at 8.30pm.

Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878
.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto: 02 - 06 - 18 - 30
There was no winner of the €7,600 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Padraig & Sean, Crowley Post Office, Finbar Sheehy, Tim Twomey, D J Holland. The jackpot for this weekend will be €7,800

Scouts’ Fundraising Event
Clothing recycling drive in aid of 102nd Kilbrittain Scout Group on Sunday 4th October 2015 in the Hall PLEASE DROP OFF ALL ITEMS BETWEEN 11.30am to 400pm; clean unwanted re-usable clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys.Laptops (must Be Intact With Lead) Also Mobile Phones (under 4 Years Old) are Accepted But Please Keep Separate. No household bric a brac. If you cannot make it to the club house on the day, please contact Imelda Hurley 086 2769733 before the 3rd October 2015 to make arrangements for collection of items. Thank you for your support for taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.


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4th October 2015 --
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
There will be no weekday Mass from Monday to Friday inclusive. Prayer service at 9.00 am on each of those days. Mass on Saturday at 10.00am as usual.

Sick Calls
Bandon priests will be on duty during the coming week:
Fr Kingston 8854666
Fr O’Mahony 8865067

Stations
Station for Cloncalla Mor and Cloncalla Beg (Maryboro) in the home of Patrick and Mary O’Neill on Sat week next, 17th October, at 12.00 noon.
Stations have also been booked for Granfeen and The Village. I would welcome offers to host stations in any remaining areas.

Lectio Divina
During October, Lectio Divina will be held in Granreigh every Thursday night at 8:30. Come and share your Faith.

Adult Choir
The adult choir will resume Choir Practice next Wednesday night October 7th at 8pm. New members very welcome.

A Day in Glenstal
A day with the Benedictine Monks of Glenstal, Co Limerick, Sunday October 11th 7 am to 10 pm. Conventual Mass and Gregorian Latin Chant. Tour of the Abbey and the Norman Revivalist Castle. Visit the 17th Century Walled Garden. Prayers and Lunch with the monks. Visit the Crypt of the Monastery and Icons. Food, tours and transportation costs €80 per person. Contact Cormac O’Connor Coaches 087-7718926 / 023-8849196

Breaking the Bottle
The late Joe Lynch's bottle of coins was finally broken and the contents counted during a most enjoyable concert in front of a packed hall on Sat last, Oct 3rd. The total of coins and notes in the bottle came to €2,311.07. The nearest guess was €2,311.00 There were 2 winners,
1. Downing family, Old Head
2. Paddy O Mahony, Dunmanway Road, Bandon.
The money paid for the guesses amounted to over €20,000 and the raffle during the concert brought in over €1,000. So that means that Marymount Hospice, getting 20% of the takings, comes out with about €5,000, with about €20,000 for Community Association projects
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Rural Transport
West Cork Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15.
The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878
.

GROW IN LOVE
The new Primary School Religious Education programme offers natural links between HOME – SCHOOL – PARISH and we hope that it will offer realistic ways for parishioners to engage with the children, their parents and teachers throughout the primary school years.
Information sessions with the National Faith Development Team from the Bishop’s Conference on the following days:
THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER 8:00pm to 9:30pm BLACKROCK PARISH CENTRE
TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 8:15pm to 9:30pm CLONAKILTY PARISH CENTRE
If you would like to attend either of these sessions please book places by contacting Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office by telephone or email
Tel: 021 4537601 or 087 9161792 Email: karen.kent@corkandross.org
Please book by Monday 12th October Booking is essential so that sufficient resources can be provided for the sessions

Refugee Crisis.
In response to Pope Francis appeal that all Parishes across the World would house at least one family, Kilbrittain Parish Assembly are holding a meeting for anyone in the community who would be interested in looking at how we can respond to this call.The meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th of October, at 8pm, in The Hall. If you would like more information please contact David: 086 1727747 or Helen: 086 3485499.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
There will be a club meeting on Wednesday next 7th October @ 8:30pm in the community hall.
Lotto: 15 - 23 -26 - 30
'The was no winner of the €7,800 jackpot. €40 winners were Nina Ahern, Martina O'Mahony, Jim Moore, Ml Crowley, Jan O'Donovan. The jackpot for this weekend will be €8,000

Scouts’ Fundraising Event
Clothing recycling drive in aid of 102nd Kilbrittain Scout Group on Sunday 4th October 2015 in the Hall PLEASE DROP OFF ALL ITEMS BETWEEN 11.30am to 400pm; clean unwanted re-usable clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys.Laptops (must Be Intact With Lead) Also Mobile Phones (under 4 Years Old) are Accepted But Please Keep Separate. No household bric a brac. If you cannot make it to the club house on the day, please contact Imelda Hurley 086 2769733 before the 3rd October 2015 to make arrangements for collection of items. Thank you for your support for taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.


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11th October 2015 --
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses during the week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Stations
 Station for Cloncalla Mor and Cloncalla Beg (Maryboro) in the home of Patrick and Mary O’Neill on Sat next, 17th October, at 12.00 noon.
 Station for Kilbrittain Vilage in the home of Michael and Eileen Hayes, New Terrace on Fri week next, 23rd October, at 8.00 pm.
 Station for Granfeen in the home of Frank and Theresa Ahern on Sat week next, 24th October, at 12.00 noon
I would welcome offers to host stations in any remaining areas.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina, a study of the scriptures, every Thursday for the month of October in Granreigh. For further detail, please contact Bernie on 0877722673. Everyone is welcome.

Ladies’ Group
Meeting Mon night next, Oct 12th, at 8.00 pm in the hall. Guest speaker.

Festival AGM
Kilbrittain Festival AGM takes place next Thursday 15th October in the local Parish Hall at 8pm. Everybody welcome to attend.

Kilbrittain Foroige Club
The following people are the newly elected officers of Kilbrittain Foroige Club.
Chairperson : Philip Wall
Vice Chairperson : Eoghan Byrne
Secretary: Bertie Butler
Assistant Secretary: Kieran Murphy
Treasurer: James O’Donovan
Assistant Treasurer: Sinead O’Sullivan
PRO: Sarah O’Sullivan
Assistant PRO: Aoife Brennan


Refugee Crisis.
In response to Pope Francis appeal that all Parishes across the World would house at least one family, Kilbrittain Parish Assembly are holding a meeting for anyone in the community who would be interested in looking at how we can respond to this call.The meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th of October, at 8pm, in The Hall. If you would like more information please contact David: 086 1727747 or Helen: 086 3485499.

‘Towards Peace’
Towards Peace is a new spiritual support service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland. Support is also available for family members of abuse survivors. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space, where people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context can be accompanied as they seek their own experience of spiritual peace, one step at a time. Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions, with a qualified spiritual companion. Up to nine sessions are offered and there is no cost. For more information, please visit www.towardspeace.ie, phone 01 505 3028 or email towardspeace@iecon.ie.

Daughters of Charity
A thank-you letter from the Daughters of Charity who spoke at Mass here during the summer. They raised the sum of €1,303.


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18th October 2015 --
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently Deceased
We commend to God the soul of Hannah Collins, Killeens, who died during the week.

Masses during the week
Monday 9.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Stations
 Station for Kilbrittain Vilage in the home of Michael and Eileen Hayes, New Terrace on Fri next, 23rd October, at 8.00 pm.
 Station for Granfeen in the home of Frank and Theresa Ahern on Sat next, 24th October at 12.00 noon
I would welcome offers to host stations in any remaining areas.


Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina, a study of the scriptures, every Thursday for the month of October in Granreigh. For further detail, please contact Bernie on 0877722673. Everyone is welcome.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
Meeting Wed night next at 8.00 pm in the sacristy.We are proposing that people try to make an effort to come to Eucharistic Adoration for the last hour each Wed, 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, and to offer if for an increase in vocations.

Church Cleaning
We need people urgently to join the Church Cleaning Rota, every little helps. Contact Sheila 023-8849824 or Jo 023-8849804

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns in the Hall on Wed 28th Oct at 8.00 pm.

Refugee Crisis.
Following the recent meeting, a questionnaire has been compiled as to how we can support this project. We would encourage you to fill in the questionnaire and return it by the 2nd of Nov. Boxes are provided in the Church and local shops. All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

SCÓR DATES
County AGM Ovens Thurs 29th October followed by launch of Scór 2015/2016
Scór na nÓg:
Carbery Final in Rossmore on Fri Nov 6th. County Final in Coachford Sun Nov 22nd at 2.00 pm. All-Ireland in INEC, Killarney on Jan 30th
Scór Sinsear:County Final Feb 7th; Munster Semi-Final Feb 20th; Munster Final March 3rd; All-Ireland Final April 2nd 2016 in INEC, Killarney.
Scór na bPáistí:County Semi-Finals on March 11th and 12th, 2016.

Kilbrittain GAA
Lotto 02- 13- 19 - 31

Well done to Ella Desmond who won the recent lotto jackpot of €8,000. The presentation to Ella and the seller of the winning ticket Donal Desmond was made prior to last weekends lotto draw. There was no winner of last weekends jackpot of €3,000. €40 winners were Finbar & Terese Crowley, Finbar Sheehy, Joan Sexton, Finbar & Terese Crowley, Sean O'Connor. The Jackpot for next weekend will be €3,100.

Novena
Envelopes for Novena intentions and offering are available now for distribution by collectors. We are very grateful to those who undertake this task year after year.


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25th October 2015 --
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses during the week
Monday BANK HOLIDAY 10.00 am.
Tuesday NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am


Novena
Next Sunday, Nov 1st, is the Feast of All Saints. Novena for the faithful departed begins on Mon week, with Mass each morning and evening. Mass for families bereaved this year, on Fri week, Nov 6th. If you have had a bereavement since last Nov and have not been notified by post about this Mass, please get in touch with Fr Cremin to arrange for a rememberance candle on the night.
Envelopes for Novena intentions and offering are available now for distribution by collectors. We are very grateful to those who undertake this task year after year.

Stations
Station booked for Barleyfield (Jim and Sharon Moore) and Baltinakin (Michael and Marion Twohig)
I would welcome offers to host stations in any remaining areas.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina, a study of the scriptures, every Thursday for the month of October in Granreigh. For further detail, please contact Bernie on 0877722673. Everyone is welcome.

Church Cleaning
We need people urgently to join the Church Cleaning Rota, every little helps. Contact Sheila 023-8849824 or Jo 023-8849804
Bingo Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns in the Hall on Wed next at 8.00 pm.

Refugee Crisis.
Following the recent meeting, a questionnaire has been compiled as to how we can support this project. We would encourage you to fill in the questionnaire and return it by the 2nd of Nov. Boxes are provided in the Church and local shops. All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Children’s Disco
The Parents’ Association of Kilbrittain National School will hold a Monster Fancy Dress Disco on this Monday the 26th of October in the Community Hall from 5-7pm. Admission €3 per child. €10 per family. Goodies available to buy on the day. Strictly nut free. Children 7 & under require parental supervision. Children must be collected from the hall at the end of disco. Lots of fun guaranteed! All welcome!

Halloween Sponsored Walk
Kilbrittain Underage GAA are holding a sponsored halloween walk on 31st October at 1pm. Lots of fun and refreshments in the parish hall afterwards. There will be prizes for the best halloween costumes. Sponsor Cards are available in the post Office and Hickeys shop or contact any member of the committee.

Marymount Presentation
Kilbrittain Community Centre will be handing over a cheque with part of the proceeds of the recent bottle/concert fundraising. This will take place in the Parish Hall on Sat next, Oct 31st at 8.45 pm. Everybody welcome.


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1st November 2015 --
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

Novena for the Holy Souls
Starts on Mon 2nd November and ends on Tue 10th.
Mass Monday to Friday, at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm and Saturday 10.00 am as well as the scheduled Vigil and Sunday Masses.
Envelopes are available in the sacristy now for distribution.
The 8.00 pm Novena Mass on Fri next, Nov 6th, will be commemorating those who died during the past 12 months and praying for bereaved families.
Confessions for Holy Souls NovenaSat 31st Oct: After 8.00 pm Mass Sun 1st Nov: After 10.30 Mass. Before and after evening Masses during the Novena.


2nd November –Norms for Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls
From 12 o’clock noon on Sun 1st November until midnight on Mon 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

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First Friday
Next Friday is the First Friday of November. Masses as already advertised. Usual callst to the sick and housebound.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thursday night at 8:00 in Ardacrow for the month of November. Come and rejoice in the Lord with us. For further detail please contact Sergio at 0870650253

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Scor na nOg final will take place on Friday 6th November in Rossmore at 7:30pm.
Lotto 10 - 13 - 14 - 26
The lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Eamon Moloney, Frank O'Brien, Fehilly Family, Josephine & Jerry, Padraig O'Mahony. The jackpot for this weekend will be €3,300.

Stations:
There are three upcoming Stations:
Jim and Sharon Moore, Barelyfield; Sat 14th Nov.
Liam and Ann Leahy, Farnagark;
Sat 21st Nov
Michael and Marion Twohig, Clashavanna; Sat 5th Dec.

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8th November 2015 --
32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Recently Deceased
Leo Crowley, Kilbrittain and Bandon, died Sat 7th Nov.

Masses this Week
Mon 9.00 am and 8.00 pm
Tue 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Wed, Thurs and Fri. 9.00 am.
Saturday 10.00 am.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thursday night at 8:00 in Ardacrow for the month of November. Come and rejoice in the Lord with us. For further detail please contact Sergio at 0870650253

Stations:
For Barleyfield in the home of Jim and Sharon Moore on Sat next, 14th Nov at 12.00 noon .
For Farnagark, Rathclaren and Lisheenaleen in the home of Liam and Ann Leahy on Sat week, Nov 21st at 11.00 am.
For Ballinakeen, etc in the home of Michael and Marion Twohig on Sat 5th Dec at 11.00 am.

Cleaners needed
Church cleaners needed to join our team, male or female, to keep our church clean and tidy; you will be only needed for abour three hours every six months. Contact Jo 8849804 or Sheila 087-9917534.

Cheque Presentation
Presentation of cheque, the proceeds of the Coffee Evening in Brendan and May Kearneys on Fri. June 12th, in aid of the Heart Education and Research Trust, at Cork University Hospital in memory of their son Justin, will take place on Mon. Nov. 9th from 7.30pm onwards at their home. Dr Peter Kearney and other doctors from the unit will attend. All are welcome.

Ladies’ Group
The Ladies Group, Monday Nov 9th 8.30 in the hall, has a guest speaker from the Simon Community. All welcome to attend, donations can also be made if wished. Contact Bernie (087) 7722673 or Patsy (023) 8849611

Garda Vetting; Altar Servers’ Parents
This is reminder that Garda Vetting forms need to be returned no later than Sunday 22nd November. Forms can be handed to Susan O'Donovan.Please note that forms do not require a Garda's signature
Also, parish volunteers’ three-year vetting was due for renewal during the Summer. Forms sent in have not yet been returned by vetting office. This means that some aspects of our work have to be suspended for the moment.


Kilbrittain Foroige Club
On Friday the 30th of October we did pumpkin carving in Kilbrittain Foroige Club. The pumpkins were then put on display outside the hall. We all got involved in carving our own pumpkins. About 30 took part and did a fantastic job. The display was extremely startling and got everyone in the Halloween mood.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Under-age Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 12th November in the meeting room in the community hall at 8:30pm.
Lotto 17 - 19 - 21 - 23
There was no winner of the €3,300 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Dan Healy, Padraig Brennan, Julia Flynn, C.P.N. Leary, Sean O'Connell.The jackpot for this weekend will be €3,400.


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15th November 2015 --
33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Masses this Week
Mon. 9.00 am
Tue. No Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri. 9.00 am.
Saturday 10.00 am.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thursday night at 8:00 in Ardacrow for the month of November. Come and rejoice in the Lord with us. For further detail please contact Sergio at 0870650253

Stations:
For Farnagark, Rathclaren and Lisheenaleen in the home of Liam and Ann Leahy on Sat next, Nov 21st at 11.00 am.
For Ballinakeen, etc in the home of Michael and Marion Twohig on Sat 5th Dec at 11.00 am.


Garda Vetting; Altar Servers’ Parents
This is reminder that Garda Vetting forms need to be returned no later than Sunday 22nd November. Forms can be handed to Susan O'Donovan.Please note that forms do not require a Garda's signature

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
 Retreat at Myross Wood (Sacred Heart Order) on Sunday 20th Dec. Bus leaves Village at 1.45pm. Returns for 7.00pm approx. Contact Cormac (Bus) at 023-8849196 before Friday18th Dec or any member St Joseph's Young Priests’ Society.
 St. Joseph's Young Priests’ Society meeting in Sacristy on Wed 18th Nov at 8.00pm. Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood from 7.00 to 8.00pm, Wed, 18th Nov. All welcome .


Vocations Evening
What is God Calling me to in Life? God calls us all in different ways. Married life, single life, or religious? What is your path? "Come & See" You are invited to an Informal Discussion on God’s call for women and men, Thursday 19th November 2015 at 7.30pm in the Crypt, Dennehy's Cross Church, Cork.

Trip of a Lifetime to the Holy Land 2016
Join Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director and Bible Scholar, Fr. John Newman for an unforgettable journey, following in the footsteps of Jesus in the land of the Bible Dates: June 8-18th 2016. Staying in excellent 4* hotels and with full itinerary from Bethlehem to the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. New reduced price for 2016, same quality 11-day pilgrimage. See the testimonials from last year's pilgrims on the website, www.culturaltoursireland.com
For more information and booking contact Micheál at 086-8337681 culturaltoursireland@gmail.com


CIT Open Day
Cork Institute of Technology are hosting their annual Open Day on Friday 20th November from 10am – 4pm on the Bishopstown Campus. For students interested in attending CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, the College will be open to visitors on Friday 20th from 10am – 5pm and Saturday 21st from 10am – 2pm. For students interested in attending CIT Cork School of Music, the College will hold their Open Day on Saturday 21st from 10am – 3pm. Main features of the Open Day will be a Careers Exhibition and a series of Information Sessions and Demonstrations that will take place in the various departments. Students will have opportunities of meeting with lecturers and students and seeing the extensive facilities available in CIT, both for courses and extra-curricular activities.

Church Cleaning
Our thanks to several volunteers who responded to our recent appeal for extra cleaners. Well done.


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22nd November 2015 --
FEAST OF CHRIST THE UNIVERSAL KING
Masses this Week
Mon. 9.00 am
Tue. No Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri. 9.00 am.
Saturday 10.00 am.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thursday night at 8:00 in Ardacrow for the month of November. Come and rejoice in the Lord with us. For further detail please contact Sergio at 0870650253

Station:
For Clashavanna, Shanakiel, Ballinakeen and Cooshinagh in the home of Michael and Marion Twohig on Sat 5th Dec at 11.00 am.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
Retreat at Myross Wood (Sacred Heart Order) on Sunday 20th Dec. Bus leaves Village at 1.45pm. Returns for 7.00pm approx. Contact Cormac (Bus) at 023-8849196 before Friday18th Dec or any member St Joseph's Young Priests’ Society.

Trip of a Lifetime to the Holy Land 2016
Join Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director and Bible Scholar, Fr. John Newman for an unforgettable journey, following in the footsteps of Jesus in the land of the Bible Dates: June 8-18th 2016. Staying in excellent 4* hotels and with full itinerary from Bethlehem to the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. New reduced price for 2016, same quality 11-day pilgrimage. See the testimonials from last year's pilgrims on the website, www.culturaltoursireland.com
For more information and booking contact Micheál at 086-8337681 culturaltoursireland@gmail.com

Kilbritain GAA
The AGM of Kilbrittain GAA club will take place in the community hall on Saturday 28th November at 8:30pm
Lotto 18 - 22 -23 29
There was no winner of the €3500 jackpot. €40 winners were Mary O'Neill, Noreen O'Brien, Finbarr Sheehy, Tom & Jerry, Una McCarthy. The jackpot for next weekend will be €3600. The AGM of Kilbrittain GAA club will take place in the community hall on Saturday 28th November at 8:30pm.

Songs of Faith Concert
Come and hear the young people of our Diocese sing and play their songs of faith – 16 pieces of contemporary sacred music – on Sunday 22nd November at 7pm at Our Lady Crowned Church, Mayfield All welcome, no tickets – donation only to cover the costs of the project

Bingo
In Kilbrittain Hall on Sun 29th November at 3.00 pm.


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29th November 2015 --
First Sunday of Advent

Masses this Week
Mon. 9.00 am
Tue. No Mass
Wed and Thurs 9.00 am.
FIRST FRIDAY 9.00 am; 8.00 pm.
Saturday 10.00 am.

Station:
For Clashavanna, Shanakiel, Ballinakeen and Coolshinagh in the home of Michael and Marion Twohig on Sat next, 5th Dec at 11.00 am.

Rathclaren Carol Service
This Sunday evening at 7.30 pm. All welcome.

Advent Talks
Parish Assembly Faith Development Gourp is hosting two talks on Pople Francis’ Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ in the Parochial House on Mon next, 30th November and on Mon 14th of December at 8.00 pm. The talks will be given by Fr Tom Riordan and everybody is welcome.

General Station
For areas which haven’t had a house Station this time around, in Kilbrittain church on Thurs. Week, Dec 10th at 8.00 pm
 Garrendruig
 Bawnea, Clonbouig
 Burren
 Clashreagh etc
 Coolmain, Granassig
 Glenduff
 Granreigh, Glounavaud
 Knockbrown, Baurleigh
 Ratharoon.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thursday night at 8:00 in Ardacrow up to December 17th.. Come and rejoice in the Lord with us. For further detail please contact Sergio at 0870650253

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
Retreat at Myross Wood (Sacred Heart Order) on Sunday 20th Dec. Bus leaves Village at 1.45pm. Returns for 7.00pm approx. Contact Cormac (Bus) at 023-8849196 before Friday18th Dec or any member St Joseph's Young Priests’ Society.

Bingo
Bingo in the Hall this Sunday, Nov 29th, at 3.00 pm.

Kilbritain GAA
The AGM of Kilbrittain GAA club will take place in the community hall on this Saturday 28th November at 8:30pm.
Lotto 11 - 20 - 27 - 32
The €40 winners were Sean Og, Ann Holland/Hodge, Damien Desmond, Ethel McSweeney, Adrian O'Riordan. The jackpot for this weekend will be €3,700.

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 this year. You can also donate money to this project, and all of the money raised will go towards the Christmas lights in the village and the Make a Wish Foundation.The ribbons will be placed on the tree at a ceremony at the Grotto on Dec 5th.

St Vincent de Paul, Bandon
Any person seeking assistance from SVP can apply by letter to the shop in Weir St. Bandon or the box which is in the Parish Church, Bandon by Dec. 8th.

Kilbrittain Macra
are hosting their 50 year anniversary dinner dance on the 16th of January in Fernhill House Hotel. Tickets are €35 and you can get them off Brian Galvin or Cait O’Donovan. More information is on the Kilbrittain Macra Facebook page

Kilbrittain Community Alert
AGM will be held in the hall on Mon. Dec 7th at 8.30. Due to an increase in rural crime, it is important to support this group by your attendance

Christmas Fair
Thurs next, 3rd Dec in the Pink Elephant, 5 to 9. Free admission.

Christmas Room
in St. Patrick's , Upton Supported by DJ Murphy (Bandon Garden Centre) and Bandon Co-Op Friday 11th December 2015 10.30 am - 8 pm In aid of St. Michael's Centre, Bandon and the Cork Simon Community Admission and refreshments are free
Raffle on the day


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6th Dec 2015 --
First Sunday of Advent

Recently Deceased
Pray for the happy repose of
P J McCarthy, Kielnamoul who died during the week
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Immaculate Conception
Tue next, 8th December, Holy Day of Obligation. Vigil Mass Mon 8 pm, Mass Tue 10.30 am.
Tue morning’s Mass will have the participation of the children of Kilbrittain and Granassig National Schools.

Other Masses this Week
Mon. 9.00 am
Wed Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday 10.00 am.

Carol Service
Next Sunday, Dec 13th at 8;00 pm. Refreshments afterwards in the Hall, All baking welcome.

Advent Talk
Change of date for second talk by Fr Tom Riordan on Pope Francis’ Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’. This talk has been brought forward to next Wed night at 8.00 pm in the Parochial House. Everybody welcome.

General Station
For areas which haven’t had a house Station this time around, in Kilbrittain church on next Thurs, Dec 10th at 8.00 pm
 Garrendruig
 Bawnea, Clonbouig
 Burren
 Clashreagh etc
 Coolmain, Granassig
 Glenduff
 Granreigh, Glounavaud
 Knockbrown, Baurleigh
 Ratharoon.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thursday night at 8:00 in Ardacrow up to December 17th.. Come and rejoice in the Lord with us. For further detail please contact Sergio at 0870650253

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
Retreat at Myross Wood (Sacred Heart Order) on Sunday 20th Dec. Bus leaves Village at 1.45pm. Returns for 7.00pm approx. Contact Cormac (Bus) at 023-8849196 before Friday18th Dec or any member St Joseph's Young Priests’ Society.

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 this year. You can also donate money to this project, and all of the money raised will go towards the Christmas lights in the village and the Make a Wish Foundation.The ribbons will be placed on the tree at a ceremony at the Grotto on next Mon, Dec 7th.

St Vincent de Paul, Bandon
 CHRISTMAS COLLECTION There will be a basket in front of the altar next weekend, 12th/13th Dec to accept voluntary donations.
 Any person seeking assistance from SVP can apply by letter to the shop in Weir St. Bandon or the box which is in the Parish Church, Bandon by Dec. 8th.

Kilbrittain Macra
are hosting their 50 year anniversary dinner dance on the 16th of January in Fernhill House Hotel. Tickets are €35 and you can get them off Brian Galvin or Cait O’Donovan. More information is on the Kilbrittain Macra Facebook page

Kilbrittain Community Alert AGM
will be held in the hall on next Mon. Dec 7th at 8.30. Due to an increase in rural crime, it is important to support this group by your attendance

Christmas Room
in St. Patrick's , Upton Supported by DJ Murphy (Bandon Garden Centre) and Bandon Co-Op Friday next, 11th December 2015 10.30 am - 8 pm In aid of St. Michael's Centre, Bandon and the Cork Simon Community Admission and refreshments are free
Raffle on the day

Book Launch
The Kilbrittain Historical Society are delighted to invite the people of Kilbrittain and beyond to the launch of the first edition of their historical journal.The journal will contain an interesting mix of items of historical interest from around the parish, with all of the contributors coming from the locality. The book will be launched at the Village Hall on Saturday 12th December at 8:30 p.m. All are most welcome to attend. The book will cost 10 euros, and would make a nice Christmas gift for anyone interested in the heritage and culture of our beautiful area

Opening of Holy Door – the Jubilee Year of Mercy
An invitation is extended to all parishioners to join with Bishop Buckley as he opens the Holy Door in our Diocese for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. This will take place on Saturday 12th December at 6:30pm Mass at Saint Francis Church, Liberty Street, Cork.

Scouts Bringing Peace Light
Kilbrittain Scout Group will be bringing the Peace Light to the parish on Saturday 19th Dec at the 8pm Mass, anybody wishing to take home the light are very welcome just be sure to bring a lantern ( we normally transport it in a biscuit tin with sand in it) and on Sunday morning after the 10.30 Mass they will be hosting a cake sale with Elf Doughnuts and Reindeer Ration also available and some lucky dip bags for children.

Mass Envelopes
The boxes of Mass Envelopes for 2016 are ready for distribution now. We can’t express adequately how grateful we are to those who distribute these boxes and how essential their labours are. Distributors are asked to call to the Parochial House after Masses next weekend or anytime during the week.
For the past two years, the allocation of envelopes hasn’t been organised successfully by the parish office. In order to put his right once and for all, every house is getting a box of envelopes this year. There will be a written explanation accompanying each box as to how the system will work. In brief:
1. We will keep NO account of what number box goes to which house BUT
2. If you are going to use the envelopes, you will put your name and townland on the FIRST envelope you hand up (or at least one during the year).
3. Fr Cremin alone will open envelopes which have names on them, so that nobody else will be aware of what you are giving. He will also record your name against his list of numbers, which will be kept private.
4. Once you have sent in an envelope with a name on it, every other week your number will identify you. Counting volunteers will never need to, or wish to, match numbers with names.
All this will enable us by this time next year to have an error-free record of all who use envelopes, as a basis for future distribution and accountability, eliminating all problems with duplicate numbers or confusion about old numbers.


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13th Dec 2015 --
Third Sunday of Advent
Recently Deceased
Pray for the happy repose of the soul of
Barry Moloney, Shanakiel who died during the week.

Carol Service
This Sunday, Dec 13th at 8;00 pm. Refreshments afterwards in the Hall, All baking welcome.

Masses this Week
Mon. 9.00 am
Wed Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Saturday 10.00 am.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina every Thursday night at 8:00 in Ardacrow up to December 17th.. Come and rejoice in the Lord with us. For further detail please contact Sergio at 0870650253

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
 Retreat at Myross Wood (Sacred Heart Order) on Sunday 20th Dec. Bus leaves Village at 1.45pm. Returns for 7.00pm approx. Contact Cormac (Bus) at 023-8849196 before Friday18th Dec or any member St Joseph's Young Priests’ Society.
 St. Joseph's Young Priests Soc., meeting in Sacristy at 8,00pm on Wed. 16th Dec. Eucharist Adoration 7-8.00pm for vocations to the Priesthood

St Vincent de Paul, Bandon
CHRISTMAS COLLECTION There is a basket in front of the altar this weekend, 12th/13th Dec to accept voluntary donations.

Kilbrittain Macra
are hosting their 50 year anniversary dinner dance on the 16th of January in Fernhill House Hotel. Tickets are €35 and you can get them off Brian Galvin or Cait O’Donovan. More information is on the Kilbrittain Macra Facebook page

Book Launch
The Kilbrittain Historical Society are delighted to invite the people of Kilbrittain and beyond to the launch of the first edition of their historical journal.The journal will contain an interesting mix of items of historical interest from around the parish, with all of the contributors coming from the locality. The book will be launched at the Village Hall on Saturday 12th December at 8:30 p.m. All are most welcome to attend. The book will cost 10 euros, and would make a nice Christmas gift for anyone interested in the heritage and culture of our beautiful area

Scouts Bringing Peace Light
Kilbrittain Scout Group will be bringing the Peace Light to the parish on Saturday 19th Dec at the 8pm Mass, anybody wishing to take home the light are very welcome just be sure to bring a lantern ( we normally transport it in a biscuit tin with sand in it) and on Sunday morning after the 10.30 Mass they will be hosting a cake sale with Elf Doughnuts and Reindeer Ration also available and some lucky dip bags for children.

Kilbrittain GAA
Poc Fada on St. Stephen's Day at Sand Cross 10.30-12.30. All proceeds to Kilbrittain Welfare Group. Please support Lotto 9 - 15 - 22 - 31
There was no winner of the €3,800 jackpot.€40 winners were Lorraine Walsh, Mary Lynch, Darragh Healy, Pat Murphy, Mary Lynch.The jackpot for next weekend will be €3,900.

Mass Envelopes
The boxes of Mass Envelopes for 2016 are ready for distribution now. They can be collected in the Parochial House after all Masses – there will be somebody in the house from the end of Mass to receive distributors. We can’t express adequately how grateful we are to those who distribute these boxes and how essential their labours are. Distributors can also call to the Parochial House anytime during the week.
For the past two years, the allocation of envelopes hasn’t been organised successfully by the parish office. In order to put his right once and for all, every house is getting a box of envelopes this year. There will be a written explanation accompanying each box as to how the system will work. In brief:
1. We will keep NO account of what number box goes to which house BUT
2. If you are going to use the envelopes, you will put your name and townland on the FIRST envelope you hand up (or at least one during the year).
3. Fr Cremin alone will open envelopes which have names on them, so that nobody else will be aware of what you are giving. He will also record your name against his list of numbers, which will be kept private.
4. Once you have sent in an envelope with a name on it, every other week your number will identify you. Counting volunteers will never need to, or wish to, match numbers with names.
All this will enable us by this time next year to have an error-free record of all who use envelopes, as a basis for future distribution and accountability, eliminating all problems with duplicate numbers or confusion about old numbers.


Granassig National School Christmas Show
In Kilbrittain Hall on Tue night next at 7.00 pm.

Kilbrittain National School Carol Service
In Kilbrittain Church on Thursday night next at 7.00 pm

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Christmas Penitential Services in our Cluster, Pastoral Area No 7.
BANDON: Sun 20th Dec at 7.30 pm.
ENNISKEANE Tue 22nd Dec at 7.30 pm
NEWCESTOWN Wed 23rd Dec at 8.00 pm.

Christmas Masses 2015 Kilbrittain
THURS 24TH, Christmas Eve
Morning Mass .................. 9.00 am
Children’s Mass: ............... 6.00 pm
Night Mass ....................... 10.00 pm

FRI 25TH, Christmas Day
Christmas Day Mass ......... 10.30 am

SAT 26TH St Stephen / Vigil of Sunday
Mass of St Stephen ........... 11.00 am
Vigil Mass .......................... 8.00 pm

SUN 27TH Feast of the Holy Family
Mass .................................. 10.30 am.

Christmas Confessions in Kilbrittain
Saturday 19th. 7.00 to 7.45 pm and After Mass
Sunday 20th After Mass
Monday 21st 7.00 to 8.00 pm
Thursday 24th 1.00 to 2.00 pm
5.00 to 5.45 pm
After Children’s Mass
9.00 to 9.45 pm


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20th Dec 2015 --
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Weekday Masses
Mon. 9.00 am
Wed and Thurs 9.00 am


Christmas Masses 2015 Kilbrittain
THURS 24TH, Christmas Eve
Morning Mass .................. 9.00 am
Children’s Mass: ............... 6.00 pm
Night Mass ....................... 10.00 pm

FRI 25TH, Christmas Day
Christmas Day Mass ......... 10.30 am

SAT 26TH St Stephen / Vigil of Sunday
Mass of St Stephen ........... 11.00 am
Vigil Mass .......................... 8.00 pm

SUN 27TH Feast of the Holy Family
Mass .................................. 10.30 am.


Christmas Confessions in Kilbrittain
Saturday 19th. 7.00 to 7.45 pm and After Mass
Sunday 20th After Mass
Monday 21st 7.00 to 8.00 pm
Thursday 24th 1.00 to 2.00 pm
5.00 to 5.45 pm
After Children’s Mass
9.00 to 9.45 pm


Christmas Penitential Services in our Cluster, Pastoral Area No 7.
BANDON: Sun 20th Dec at 7.30 pm.
ENNISKEANE Tue 22nd Dec at 7.30 pm
NEWCESTOWN Wed 23rd Dec at 8.00 pm.


Children’s Mass on Christmas Night
We are inviting children to make their own Birthday Cards for Jesus, which will be put in the crib at the Children’s Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration
The last Eucharistic Adoration before Chistmas will be this Monday, Dec 21st. Adoration resumes on Mon, Jan 11th.

Irish Catholic
Special edition this weekend commemorating the 1916 Rising and the part played in it by the Catholic Church. Price €1.80

Kilbrittain GAA
Poc Fada on St. Stephen's Day at Sand Cross 10.30 -12.30. All proceeds to Kilbrittain Welfare Group. Please support.
Lotto 5 - 10 - 17 - 24
The €3,900 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Jean O'Mahony, Seamus O'Brien, Sabrina Madden, John Madden, Joseph Crowley. The jackpot for this weekend will be €4,000. There will be five extra consolation prizes also drawn.
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Kilbrittain Macra
are hosting their 50 year anniversary dinner dance on the 16th of January in Fernhill House Hotel. Tickets are €35 and you can get them off Brian Galvin or Cait O’Donovan. More information is on the Kilbrittain Macra Facebook page


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27th Dec 2015 --
Feast of the Holy Family

Recently Deceased
Sheila Ahern, Baurleigh, died on Christmas Eve. Funeral took place in Bandon on Sun 27th Dec.

Masses This Week
MON 28TH
Feast of the Holy Innocents Mass ............. 10.00 am

TUE 29TH NO MASS

WED 30TH
6th Day Within the Octave of Christmas Mass ........... 10.00 am

THURS 31ST
7th Day Within the Octave of Christmas Mass ............ 10.00 am

FRI 1ST JANUARY 2016
Feast of Mary the Mother of God Mass ............ 10.00 am

SAT 2ND JAN
Feat of St Basil and St Gregory / Sunday Vigil
Morning Mass .10.00 am
Sunday Vigil ... 8.00 pm


First Friday
Friday next, Jan 1st. Usual calls will be made.
An extra First Friday Mass, at 8;00 pm, was facilitated for 2015 only, in order to promote monthly confession and devotion to the Sacred Heart. This project has now come to an end.


Eucharistic Adoration
No Eucharistic Adoration this week. Adoration resumes on Mon, Jan 11th.

Kilbrittain Macra
are hosting their 50 year anniversary dinner dance on the 16th of January in Fernhill House Hotel. Tickets are €35 and you can get them off Brian Galvin or Cait O’Donovan. More information is on the Kilbrittain Macra Facebook page


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