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January 01
Mary, Mother of God
08
Baptism of the Lord
15
2nd Ord
22
3rd Ord
29
4th Ord
February 05
5th Ord
12
6th Ord
19
7th Ord
26
8th Ord
March 05
1st Lent
12
2nd Lent
19
3rd Lent
26
4th Lent
April 02
5th Lent
09
Palm Sun
16
Easter Sun
23
2nd in Easter
30
3rd in Easter
May 07
4th in Easter
14
5th in Easter
21
6th in Easter
28
Ascension
June 04
Pentecost Sun
11
Trinity Sunday
18
Corpus Chisti
25
12th Ord
July 02
13th Ord
09
14th Ord
16
15th Ord
23
16th Ord
30
17th Ord
August 06
Transfiguration
13
19th Ord
20
20th Ord
27
21st Ord
September 03
22nd Ord
10
23rd Ord
17
24th ord
24
25th Ord
October 01
26th Ord
08
27th Ord
15
28th Ord
22 MISSION
29th Ord
November
December

1st January 2017 --
FEAST OF MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
Friday next, 6th January. Vigil Mass Thurs at 8.00 pm; Mass of the Feast on Fri at 10.30 am.
Friday is also the First Friday of January.

MORNING MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: BANK HOLIDAY 10.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed and Thurs: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Scout Treasure Hunt
The Scout Treasure Hunt is on this Sunday morning. Start time is 11.30 am. Last Car Out at 1.30 pm. Explore the countryside, but keep your eyes peeled.

Table Quiz
Table Quiz in the Pink Elephant Tue next, 3rd Jan at 9.00 pm. Tables €20. Monster raffle. Profits to Tidy Towns. All welcome. Support appreciated.

First Saturday Devotions
2017 marks the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima on six successive months in 1917. Through the Legion of Mary we hope to mark this occasion in various ways throughout the year.One of the requests Our Lady made was for special devotions on five successive First Saturdays. Her promise to those who completed this devotion was “ I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.”To facilitate those who wish to undertake this devotion during this year, on EVERY First Saturday of the year there will be confessions before Mass, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass. This will begin on next Saturday, the first Saturday of January.

The elements of this devotion, therefore, consist in the following four points, all of which must be offered in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One should make this intention before carrying out Our Lady’s requests. A renewal of the actual intention at the time is best; however, if such an intention is made now, it will fulfil the requirements if, for instance, the actual intention is forgotten at the time of confession.
Confession: This confession can be made before the First Saturday or afterward, provided that Holy Communion be received in the state of grace. In 1926, Christ in a vision explained to Lucia that this confession could be made a week before or even more, and that it should be offered in reparation.
Holy Communion: NOTE In this parish, permission is hereby given to postpone Holy Communion and other devotions until Sunday for just reasons in accordance with the conditions below. Before receiving Holy Communion, it is likewise necessary to offer it in reparation to Our Lady. Our Lord told Lucia in 1930, “This Communion will be accepted on the following Sunday for just reasons, if my priests allow it so.” So if work or school, sickness, or another just reason prevents the Communion on a First Saturday, with this permission it may be received the following Sunday. If Communion is transferred, any or all of the other acts of the devotion may also be performed on Sunday if the person so desires.
Rosary:
The Rosary is a vocal prayer said while meditating upon the mysteries of Our Lord’s life and Passion and Our Lady’s life. To comply with the request of our Blessed Mother, it must be offered in reparation and said properly while meditating.
15-minute meditation:
Also offered in reparation, the meditation may embrace one or more mysteries; it may include all, taken together or separately. This meditation should be the richest of any meditation, because Our Lady promised to be present when she said “...those who keep me company....”

Act of Reparation for the First Saturdays of the Month
O Most Holy Virgin, and Our Mother, we listen with grief to the complaints of your Immaculate Heart surrounded with the thorns placed therein at every moment by the blasphemies and ingratitude of ungrateful humanity. We are moved by the ardent desire of loving you as Our Mother and of promising a true devotion to Your Immaculate Heart.
We therefore kneel before You to manifest the sorrow we feel for the grievances that people cause You, and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices for the offences with which they return your love. Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. Hasten the conversion of sinners that they may love Jesus Christ and cease to offend the Lord, already so much offended. Turn you eyes of mercy toward us, that we may love God with all our heart on earth and enjoy Him forever in Heaven.

THE NINE FIRST FRIDAYS
The Great Promise of Jesus to Saint Margaret M. Alacoque

To all those who, during nine months on end, will receive Holy Communion on the first Fridays of every month.
I promise the Grace of final perseverance. They will not die in My disgrace, but will receive the Sacraments (if necessary), and My Heart will be sure shelter for them in that extreme moment.

The First Friday promises of our Lord to St. Margaret Mary :
1. I will give them all of the graces necessary for their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their houses.
3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
4. I will be their strength during life and above all during death.
5. I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings.
6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
9. I will bless every place where a picture of my heart shall be set up and honoured.
10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant all to those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.


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8th January 2017 --
FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

RECENTLY DECEASED
We offer our condolences to the family of Kathleen Coughlan, Clonbouig whose funeral takes place after our Sunday Mass this weekend.
Also to Canon John Kingston, Bandon, on the death of his sister, Helen O’Brien, Conna.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Parish Catechists
Note from Diocesan Office to parishes re opportunity for Training of Parish Catechists:
To date we have received 23 completed application forms from parishes for the course beginning at the end this month. If you intend to nominate a parishioner to begin the training towards commissioning as a Parish Catechists please contact us at the office as soon as possible with the name so that we can forward an application form to them.
The course days will be held at SCALA in Blackrock (opposite Blackrock Castle) and the first study day is on 28th January.
If anybody is interested, please contact Fr Crenmin. All expenses incurred will be reimbursed from parish funds.

Ladies’ Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 9th at 8.30 pm in the hall. Guest speaker will attend.New members welcome.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Barleyfield for the month of January. All are welcome. For further detail please contact Jim on 086 830 6312.

Child Protection Officers
We are again appealing for people to consider volunteering as Parish Child Protection Representatives. We are the only parish in the Dioceses without such a group, which is essential for a parish to be accepted as an independent entity under Norms for Compliance with Child Protection Standards.

Female Fun Exercise Class
Want to get more active & exercise with people just like yourself in a friendly setting? Come along THURSDAYS 7.15pm, Kilbrittain Community Hall. All welcome.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Experience the CHRISTMAS STORY in the land where it actually happened. Take the TRIP of a LIFETIME to the Holy Land, June 12-22nd 2017. Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar). Contact Mícheál at 0868337681 or email culturaltoursireland@gmail.com

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Underage GAA

Our end of year social will be held in the community hall on Saturday 14th January at 8pm. Certificates will be presented to the under 8s, 10s and 12s, medals to the minors and team photographs will be taken of all age groups. Donations of baking/refreshments will be much appreciated. All welcome to attend.
Registration for 2017 will take place on Thursday 19th January 7-8pm in the community hall meeting room, forms will be available at the social.
Boston Tea Party will be held on Saturday 28th January in the community hall, please contact Eileen for further details on 086 8167401
Lotto 1 - 23 - 26 - 28
There was no winner of the €9,400 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Sean O'Connor, Bernard Madden, Tony Hurley, Pat & Helen Walsh, Ahern Family. The jackpot for this weekend will be €9,500.
DVD Available
Anyone interested in purchasing a DVD of ‘The Clash Without the Ash’ are asked to contact Oliver O'Brien at 086-3855059. DVD's are €15.

Bereavement Information Evening
Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 18th of January from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry, West Cork. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for event, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 17th January or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Items Left Behind in Church
On Christmas weekend: Winter coat for very young child
In recent weeks: Several pairs of reading glasses. May be claimed in sacristy.


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15th January 2017 --
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

RECENTLY DECEASED
Patrick (Patie) Hayes, Harbour View, died on Saturday. Funeral arrangements on rip.ie. House private.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: (Funeral Mass 12.00 noon)
Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Barleyfield for the month of January. All are welcome. For further detail please contact Jim on 086 830 6312.

Public Meeting
Kilbrittain Festival Committee are calling a public meeting for a fundraiser for Raymond Hayes in the Parish Hall at 8pm, Monday, week, 23rd of January. People are urged to give their support for this worthy cause.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
 Meeting in the Sacristy on Wed., 18th of Jan @ 8.00pm.
 AGM on Wed 25th Jan 8.00pm Mass followed by a short meeting & refreshments in the Hall.

Red Cross
Kilbrittain Red Cross are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thurs next, 19th January, at 800 pm inm the Health Centre. All welcome.

Kilbrittain / Timoleague Camogie
Kilbrittain / Timoleague Camogioe AGM on Wed 18th January at 8.00 pm in Kilbrittain Hall meeting room. All welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Keep Saturday 4th March free for the victory dinner dance which will be held in Fernhill House hotel Clonakilty. Tickets will be available shortly.
Lotto 10 - 13 - 18 - 31The lotto jackpot of €9,500 was not won. €40 winners were Shane O'Donnell, John Burke, Con Healy, Tony Hurley, Nina & Aya Healy. The jackpot for this weekend will be €9,600.
DVD Available
Anyone interested in purchasing a DVD of ‘The Clash Without the Ash’ are asked to contact Oliver O'Brien at 086-3855059. DVD's are €15.
Underaga GAA - Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party will be held on Saturday 28th January in the community hall, please contact Eileen for further details on 086 8167401

Child Protection Officers
We are again appealing for people to consider volunteering as Parish Child Protection Representatives. We are the only parish in the Dioceses without such a group, which is essential for a parish to be accepted as an independent entity under Norms for Compliance with Child Protection Standards.

Female Fun Exercise Class
Want to get more active & exercise with people just like yourself in a friendly setting? Come along THURSDAYS 7.15pm, Kilbrittain Community Hall. All welcome.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Experience the CHRISTMAS STORY in the land where it actually happened. Take the TRIP of a LIFETIME to the Holy Land, June 12-22nd 2017. Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar). Contact Mícheál at 0868337681 or email culturaltoursireland@gmail.com

Bereavement Information Evening
Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 18th of January from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry, West Cork. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for event, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 17th January or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

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Role of the Parish Child Protection Representatives

Their role is to promote the safeguarding of children within Church organisations by:

1. Raising awareness of what safeguarding is through information sessions.

2. Ensuring that any Church-related activities are managed in a way that guarantees the safety of children involved e.g. insurance, appropriate supervision, etc.

3. Publicising clearly the Parish Policy Statement and contact details for the
civil authorities and the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person in all Church properties.

4. Monitoring the implementation of the Policy at parish level.

The overall responsibility for safeguarding children in any Church organisation remains with the Parish Priest.

If a disclosure is made to a Parish Representative, he/she should:

1. Advise the person to make a statement to An Garda Siochana. The Parish
Representative may report directly to the Garda Siochana and Tusla (HSE).

2. Give the person the telephone number of the Diocesan Designated Liaison
Person.

3. Make contact with the Designated Liaison Person and pass on the details as
known and keep a record of this contact.


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22nd January 2017 --
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Barleyfield for the month of January. All are welcome. For further detail please contact Jim on 086 830 6312.

Public Meeting
Kilbrittain Festival committee are calling a public meeting for a fundraiser for Raymond Hayes to aid his recovery. Meeting takes place Monday next, 23rd January, at 8pm in the Parish Hall. People are urged to support this worthy cause.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
AGM on Wed next, 25th Jan. 8.00pm Mass followed by a short meeting & refreshments in the Hall.

Vocations to Priesthood Weekend
An invitation is extended to men between 18 and 40 who are interested in the Diocesan priesthood as a way of life to join with others for a weekend from Friday 17th 6pm to Saturday 18th 3pm February taking place in Thurles. There is no charge to attend the weekend – please contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537603 or at charliekiely@gmail.com for further details.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Keep Saturday 4th March free for the victory dinner dance which will be held in Fernhill House hotel Clonakilty. Tickets will be available shortly.
DVD Available
Anyone interested in purchasing a DVD of ‘The Clash Without the Ash’ are asked to contact Oliver O'Brien at 086-3855059. DVD's are €15.
Underaga GAA - Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party will be held on Saturday next, 28th January, in the community hall. Please contact Eileen for further details on 086 8167401

Child Protection Officers
Thanks to those who have enquired about volunteering as Child Protection Representatives with the result that we have one committed and others interested. We are still appealing for people to consider volunteering as Parish Child Protection Representatives. We are the only parish in the Dioceses without such a group, which is essential for a parish to be accepted as an independent entity under Norms for Compliance with Child Protection Standards.

“Come and See” Poor Clares Vocations Afternoon
Sat. 18th Feb.2.00 – 4.30 p.m.

For women discerning a religious vocation
Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork.
Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie
email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
Follow us on Facebook

Funeral Traffic Signs
Parish Assembly this week took delivery of four quality freestanding metal signs to be placed at entry points to the village to give advance notice to passing motorists at times when the village is partly blocked by a funeral. On Tue of this week they were set up and manned by Parish Assembly members. For future funerals, we are hoping that neighbours of bereaved families might arrange to put out these signs and stand by them to advise motorists on alternative routes.


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29th January 2017 --
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

RECENTLY DECEASED
Bernie Hyde, Burren and
John Daly, Ratharoon
who died during the week.

MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

SPECIAL LITURGIES THIS WEEK
Thursday: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (CANDLEMAS)
Candles will be blessed during 9.00 am Mass. Candles can be left for blessing to the church during the week
Friday: Feast of St Blaise and First Friday
Throats will be blessed after Masses on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Saturday: First Saturday devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
To facilitate those who wish to undertake the First Saturday Devotions there will be confessions before Mass, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass. Further details of First Saturday Devotions can be read on 1st January Bulletin

Kilbrittain Ploughing - Postponed
Kilbrittain Ploughing Match, which was to be held this Sunday, 29th Jan, has been postponed due to inclement weather. It is hoped that it can be held on Sun Feb 19th at Crois na Leanbh.

Lectio Divina
Next week, 1st week in February, we'll have Lectio Divina in Barleyfield once again. The rest of February, we'll be joining the Cork Scripture Group in the Scala Centre, Blackrock, for 4 weeks of talks by Mons Ned Goold.
They'll be held every Monday night from 7:30 - 9:30, February 13, 20, 27 and March 6th. Open for everyone. Cost of €50, including notes and Saturday workshop on March 4th, 10:00 to 13:00. Further details on printed flyers available in the porches for taking away.Any parishioner who wishes to participate in this will have their subscription reimbursed from parish funds.

Underage Gaa – Card Drive
Progressive 45 card drive in aid of underage GAA on Tuesday 31st January at 8.00 pm in Meeting Room of the hall. All welcome.

Kilbrittain NS Open NIght
Open Night and Enrolment of new pupils for September 2017 takes place on Tuesday 7th February 7pm- 8pm. Parents and children are invited to see our facilities. Please bring your child’s birth cert and PPS no.
Enquiries contact: 023 8849890

Parish Catechist course
On Saturday 28th January 38 people began the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – the Pastoral Development together with Bishop John Buckley wish to say thank you to the parishes who promoted the training, encouraged parishioners to participate and then sponsored their studies. We ask you to remember them in your prayers as they begin this two year course in preparation to be commissioned as Parish Catechists. It is all part of our ministry towards training lay people for greater involvement in the life of their parish communities.

Vocations to Priesthood Weekend
An invitation is extended to men between 18 and 40 who are interested in the Diocesan priesthood as a way of life to join with others for a weekend from Friday 17th 6pm to Saturday 18th 3pm February taking place in Thurles. There is no charge to attend the weekend – please contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537603 or at charliekiely@gmail.com for further details.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Keep Saturday 4th March free for the victory dinner dance which will be held in Fernhill House hotel Clonakilty. Tickets will be available shortly.
DVD Available
Anyone interested in purchasing a DVD of ‘The Clash Without the Ash’ are asked to contact Oliver O'Brien at 086-3855059. DVD's are €15.

Child Protection Officers
Thanks to those who have enquired about volunteering as Child Protection Representatives with the result that we have one committed and others interested. We are still appealing for people to consider volunteering as Parish Child Protection Representatives. We are the only parish in the Dioceses without such a group, which is essential for a parish to be accepted as an independent entity under Norms for Compliance with Child Protection Standards.

“Come and See” Poor Clares Vocations Afternoon
Sat. 18th Feb.2.00 – 4.30 p.m.
For women discerning a religious vocation
Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork.
Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie
email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
Follow us on Facebook


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5th February 2017 --
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

RECENTLY DECEASED
Helen Hurley, Ardacrow, died Sat 4th Feb.
We extend our sympathy to her husband Donal and family Noel, Colette (Tuthill), John and Michael.
Rosary in Gabriel & O'Donovan's Mon at 9.00pm
Removal to Kilbrittain Tue 7.00 pm
Funeral Mass Wed 12.00 noon; burial in Kilbrittain

MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, NO 9.00 AM MASS (Funeral Mass 12.00 noon)
Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
No Lectio Divina for the rest of February. The group will be joining the Cork Scripture Group in the Scala Centre, Blackrock, for 4 weeks of talks by Mons Ned Goold.
They'll be held every Monday night from 7:30 - 9:30, February 13, 20, 27 and March 6th. Open for everyone. Cost of €50, including notes and Saturday workshop on March 4th, 10:00 to 13:00. Further details on printed flyers available in the porches for taking away.Any parishioner who wishes to participate in this will have their subscription reimbursed from parish funds.

Kilbrittain NS Open NIght
Open Night and Enrolment of new pupils
for September 2017 takes place on Tuesday 7th February 7pm- 8pm. Parents and children are invited to see our facilities. Please bring your child’s birth cert and PPS no.
Enquiries contact: 023 8849890

Service of Healing
Next Sat, Feb 11th, is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope St John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes and is an important opportunity to reflect on the sufferings of the afflicted and on the vocations of those who provide care to them.
Service of healing with Prayers, Scripture and Anointing on Sat next at 3.00 pm.~

Facebook
Kilbrittain Parish Assembly launched their Facebook pages this week. Up-to-date news and a chance to like or comment on the content. Search for it with @kilbrittainparish on Facebook or Messenger.

Lourdes 2017 – Young Adult Helpers
The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18-30 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June. As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes. Each helper is subsidised to the tune of €400 by the Diocese but must pay the remaining €350 of the fare themselves; fare includes accommodation in twin-bedded ensuite rooms, flights, all meals, coach transfers, insurance and all other costs associated with participating in the group. Limited number of places. Closing date for applicants is 28th February 2017. For further details contact Fr. Charlie Kiely 021-4537603, Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork or email: charliekiely@gmail.com

Vocations to Priesthood Weekend
An invitation is extended to men between 18 and 40 who are interested in the Diocesan priesthood as a way of life to join with others for a weekend from Friday 17th 6pm to Saturday 18th 3pm February taking place in Thurles. There is no charge to attend the weekend – please contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537603 or at charliekiely@gmail.com for further details.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The victory dinner dance to celebrate the successes of 2016 in Junior B Football and Minor hurling will be held on Saturday 4th March in Fernhill House hotel. Tickets are €35 and available to order. .
DVD Available
Anyone interested in purchasing a DVD of ‘The Clash Without the Ash’ are asked to contact Oliver O'Brien at 086-3855059. DVD's are €15.
Lotto 5 - 8 - 10 - 30
There was no winner of the €9,800 Jackpot. €40 winners were Arthur O'Leary, Ella & Rebecca Nyhan, Sean O'Connell, Dan Joe Holland, Oisin O'Regan. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €9,900.

Child Protection Officers
We are still appealing for people to consider volunteering as Parish Child Protection Representatives. We are the only parish in the Dioceses without such a group, which is essential for a parish to be accepted as an independent entity under Norms for Compliance with Child Protection Standards.

“Come and See” Poor Clares Vocations Afternoon
Sat. 18th Feb.2.00 – 4.30 p.m.
For women discerning a religious vocation
Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork.
Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie
email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
Follow us on Facebook


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12th February 2017 --
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

First Penance

Pray for the 34 children from Kilbrittain and Granassig National Schools who will be making their first confession in Kilbrittain church on Thurs next, Feb 17th, at 7.00 pm.

Facebook
Keep an eye on parish events past and future in Kilbrittain Parish Assembly Facebook pages @kilbrittainparish

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
St. Joseph's Young Priests Soc.,meeting in the Sacristy, on Wed., 15th Feb., at 8.00pm. Pray for Vocations before meeting during Eucharist Adoration.

Over 60s Talent Competition West Cork Heat
Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, or tell a few funny stories….
Enter the Over 60’s Talent Competition 2017 West Cork Heat! Sean Donnellan C103 Cork is MC on the night. Wednesday 8th March 8pm at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery. Non-performers entry is €5 includes refreshments, music and dancing to Ger Deasy. Proceeds to Irish Heart Foundation. Contact organiser Paddy O’Brien for further information 086 8105585.

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns on Wed week, Feb 22nd ,at 8.00 pm in the Hall.

Lourdes 2017 – Young Adult Helpers.
The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18-30 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June. As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes. Each helper is subsidised to the tune of €400 by the Diocese but must pay the remaining €350 of the fare themselves; fare includes accommodation in twin-bedded ensuite rooms, flights, all meals, coach transfers, insurance and all other costs associated with participating in the group. Limited number of places. Closing date for applicants is 28th February 2017. For further details contact Fr. Charlie Kiely 021-4537603, Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork or email: charliekiely@gmail.com

Vocations to Priesthood Weekend
An invitation is extended to men between 18 and 40 who are interested in the Diocesan priesthood as a way of life to join with others for a weekend from Friday 17th 6pm to Saturday 18th 3pm February taking place in Thurles. There is no charge to attend the weekend – please contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537603 or at charliekiely@gmail.com for further details.

Kilbrittain Ploughing Match

Re-scheduled for this Sunday, Feb 12th, starting at 1.00 pm at Cros na Leanbh

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The victory dinner dance to celebrate the successes of 2016 in Junior B Football and Minor hurling will be held on Saturday 4th March in Fernhill House hotel. Tickets are €35 and available to order. .
Kilbrittain Underage
Progressive 45 Card Drive in aid of KiIlbrittain Underage, Tuesday Night at 8pm in Cashmans Bar, All welcome.
Lotto 05 - 08 - 10 - 30
There was no winner of the €9,800 Jackpot. €40 winners were Arthur O'Leary, Ella & Rebecca Nyhan, Sean O'Connell, Dan Joe Holland, Oisin O'Regan. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €9,900.
DVD Available
Anyone interested in purchasing a DVD of ‘The Clash Without the Ash’ are asked to contact Oliver O'Brien at 086-3855059. DVD's are €15.

“Come and See” Poor Clares Vocations Afternoon
Sat. 18th Feb.2.00 – 4.30 p.m.
For women discerning a religious vocation
Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork.
Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie
email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
Follow us on Facebook


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19th February 2017 --
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns on next Wed, Feb 22nd ,at 8.00 pm in the Hall.

Tidy Towns Committee
An open meeting will be held in the hall on Monday week, 27th February, at 8.00 pm,. Anyone interested in becoming a Tidy Towns member will be welcome to this meeting.

Over 60s Talent Competition
West Cork Heat

Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, or tell a few funny stories….
Enter the Over 60’s Talent Competition 2017 West Cork Heat! Sean Donnellan C103 Cork is MC on the night. Wednesday 8th March 8pm at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery. Non-performers entry is €5 includes refreshments, music and dancing to Ger Deasy. Proceeds to Irish Heart Foundation. Contact organiser Paddy O’Brien for further information 086 8105585.

Lourdes 2017 – Young Adult Helpers
The Dioceses of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18-30 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June. As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes. Each helper is subsidised to the tune of €400 by the Diocese but must pay the remaining €350 of the fare themselves; fare includes accommodation in twin-bedded ensuite rooms, flights, all meals, coach transfers, insurance and all other costs associated with participating in the group. Limited number of places. Closing date for applicants is 28th February 2017. For further details contact Fr. Charlie Kiely 021-4537603, Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork or email: charliekiely@gmail.com

New Bell Controller
After a long absence, the automatic Angelus and Mass bells are ringing again since this week. We had ascertained that the electronics in the old equipment were beyond repair and we purchased new modules directly from the factory in England for €1,163 and installed them ourselves. This was achieved through the voluntary technical expertise of Dan Burke, who spent many hours on the phone to the factory in diagnosing the old units and in planning the new modules and, finally, successfully installing and commissioning the new units.

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KILBRITTAIN GAA
Tickets for the Victory Dinner in Fernhill House Hotel on Saturday 4th March are on sale and can be ordered off club secretary on 086 8346124. Please don't leave it until the last minute! Music will be by 'The Music Makers' and a great night is in store! .
Kilbrittain Underage
Progressive 45 Card Drive in aid of KiIlbrittain Underage, Tuesday Night at 8pm in the Kilbrittain Inn, All welcome.
Lotto 02 - 05 - 18 - 22
There was no winner of the €10,000 jackpot. €40 winners were Denis & Art Healy, Margo Crowley, Pakie O'Neill, Sarah & Aoife O'Mahony, Patsy Northridge. The jackpot for this weekend will be €10,100
DVD Available
Anyone interested in purchasing a DVD of ‘The Clash Without the Ash’ are asked to contact Oliver O'Brien at 086-3855059. DVD's are €15.


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26th February 2017 --
Eightth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ash Wednesday
Next Wednesday. Mass with blessing and distribution of ashes at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.

Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Ash Wed 9.00 am and 8.00 pm
Thurs and Friday 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of March. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.

First Saturday devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
To facilitate those who wish to undertake the First Saturday Devotions there will be confessions before Mass, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass.

Fatima Statue
To commemorate the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima May to Oct 1917, Kilbrittain Parish, through our Legion of Mary Praesidium, is offering the Processional Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to people who would like to take it to their home. A special leaflet has been printed with information and prayers. You are welcome to take the statue to your home for as many days as you feel appropriate. We recommend that you set aside a particular time each day to pray together in front of the statue. Better still if you can invite neighbours, friends and relatives to join you.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent, beginning next Sunday, 5th March, at 8.00 pm.

History Society AGM
The Kilbrittain Historical Society will hold its AGM on Tuesday Feb 28th at 8 p.m. in the small room of the Community Hall. We will be reviewing activities from the last year and outlining a programme of events for 2017. We will be taking membership subscriptions on the night and new members are very welcome to join. Single membership is 20 euros for the year and a family can join for 25 euros. Membership of the society is necessary for any trips during the year for insurance purposes. We look forward to the continued support of the community for this developing initiative.

Anam Cara
Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 7th of March from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry, West Cork. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for event, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 6th March or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.
Kilbrittain Underage
Progressive 45 Card Drive in aid of KiIlbrittain Underage, Tuesday Night at 8pm in Cashmans Bar. All welcome.

Lourdes 2017 – Young Adult Helpers.
The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18-30 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June. As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes. Each helper is subsidised to the tune of €400 by the Diocese but must pay the remaining €350 of the fare themselves; fare includes accommodation in twin-bedded ensuite rooms, flights, all meals, coach transfers, insurance and all other costs associated with participating in the group. Limited number of places. Closing date for applicants is 28th February 2017. For further details contact Fr. Charlie Kiely 021-4537603, Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork or email: charliekiely@gmail.com

Knock and Lough Derg Pilgrimages
Knock and Lough Derg Three Day Trip. Owing to the success of last year’s one-day Retreats to Lough Derg, there are three different date choices on offer for 2017-
May 13th-15th
Aug. 22nd-24th
Sept 5th- 7th
Day 1: Visit Knock and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 2: Retreat on Lough Derg and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 3: Visit two attractions on return journey.
This is an all-in package including meals, Lough Derg and Coach.
For Details on bookings etc contact 023 8849196, Cormac 087 6167835 or Denise 087 7688561

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5th March 2017 --
First Sunday in Lent

Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed NO MASS
Thurs and Friday 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Stations
Spring Stations traditionally begin with Lent. Please consider taking a Station for your townland.

Fatima Statue
To commemorate the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima May to Oct 1917, Kilbrittain Parish, through our Legion of Mary Praesidium, is offering the Processional Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to people who would like to take it to their home. A special leaflet has been printed with information and prayers. You are welcome to take the statue to your home for as many days as you feel appropriate. We recommend that you set aside a particular time each day to pray together in front of the statue. Better still if you can invite neighbours, friends and relatives to join you.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent, beginning this Sunday, 5th March, at 8.00 pm.

Anam Cara
Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 7th of March from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry, West Cork. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for event, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 6th March or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Kilbrittain Underage
Progressive 45 Card Drive in aid of KiIlbrittain Underage, Tuesday Night at 8pm in the Kilbrittain Inn, All welcome.

Lourdes 2017 – Young Adult Helpers.

The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18-30 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June. As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes. Each helper is subsidised to the tune of €400 by the Diocese but must pay the remaining €350 of the fare themselves; fare includes accommodation in twin-bedded ensuite rooms, flights, all meals, coach transfers, insurance and all other costs associated with participating in the group. Limited number of places. The closing date for return of completed application forms is extended to Tuesday 14th March. For further details contact Fr. Charlie Kiely 021-4537603, Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork or email: charliekiely@gmail.com

Lenten Talks
LENT -OUR JOURNEY INTO GOD
Two evenings with Anne Francis & Fr. Christy Fitzgerald, exploring our Lenten journey through the Word of God. Monday 20th & 27th March 8pm Carrigaline Parish Centre (behind Church)

New Sunday Readers’ Rota
Avalable for collection in sacristy, on church noticeboards and online now.

Trócaire Lenten Campaign
Boxes are in the porches now. Please return them on Holy Thursday.

Knock and Lough Derg Pilgrimages
Knock and Lough Derg Three Day Trip. Owing to the success of last year’s one-day Retreats to Lough Derg, there are three different date choices on offer for 2017-
May 13th-15th
Aug. 22nd-24th
Sept 5th- 7th
Day 1: Visit Knock and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 2: Retreat on Lough Derg and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 3: Visit two attractions on return journey.
This is an all-in package including meals, Lough Derg and Coach.
For Details on bookings etc contact 023 8849196, Cormac 087 6167835 or Denise 087 7688561

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12th March 2017 --
Second Sunday in Lent

St Patrick’s Day
Next Friday. Vigil Mass on Thursday at 8.00 pm. Mass of the Feast on Friday at 10.30 am.

Other Masses
Mon 9;00 am.Tue: No Mass.Wed and Thurs 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Stations
Spring Stations traditionally begin with Lent. Please consider taking a Station for your townland.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
St, Joseph's Young Priest Soc meeting in Sacristy on Wed night next, 15th March, at 8.00pm. Pray for Vocations pre meeting, during Eucharist Adoration. Anybody interested in attending Congress, in Thurles on the 25th March please contact Maureen 0214778218. Bus from Clonakilty.

Fatima Statue
To commemorate the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima May to Oct 1917, Kilbrittain Parish, through our Legion of Mary Praesidium, is offering the Processional Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to people who would like to take it to their home. A special leaflet has been printed with information and prayers. You are welcome to take the statue to your home for as many days as you feel appropriate. We recommend that you set aside a particular time each day to pray together in front of the statue. Better still if you can invite neighbours, friends and relatives to join you.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent at 8.00 pm.

Table Quiz
Table Quiz in Cashman's Bar at 8.30pm on Thursday 16th of March. Proceeds to aid local Transition Year Students travelling with Habitat Ireland - International Aid Agency on home building projects Easter 2017.

Ladies’ Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 13th March @ 8.30 pm. Guest speaker will attend. New members welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The U21 B football championship gets under way this weekend. Kilbrittain meet Gabrial Rangers in Castlehaven on Sunday at 3;30pm. Best of luck to all concerned.
Underage Fundraiser
Progressive 45 Card Drive in aid of KiIlbrittain Underage, Tuesday Night at 8pm in Cashmans, All welcome.
Lotto 01 - 03 - 10 - 15
The lotto jackpot of €10,300 was not won. €40 winners were John Hurley (Kinsale), Kevin Quinn, Michelle Fallon, Sinead Quinlan, Marie Hickey. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €10,400

Lourdes 2017 – Young Adult Helpers.
The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18-30 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June. As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes. Each helper is subsidised to the tune of €400 by the Diocese but must pay the remaining €350 of the fare themselves; fare includes accommodation in twin-bedded ensuite rooms, flights, all meals, coach transfers, insurance and all other costs associated with participating in the group. Limited number of places. The closing date for return of completed application forms is extended to Tuesday 14th March. For further details contact Fr. Charlie Kiely 021-4537603, Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork or email: charliekiely@gmail.com

Lenten Talks
LENT - OUR JOURNEY INTO GOD
Two evenings with Anne Francis & Fr. Christy Fitzgerald, exploring our Lenten journey through the Word of God. Monday 20th & 27th March 8pm Carrigaline Parish Centre (behind Church)

Trócaire Lenten Campaign
Boxes are in the porches now. Please return them on Holy Thursday.

Knock and Lough Derg Pilgrimages

Knock and Lough Derg Three Day Trip. Owing to the success of last year’s one-day Retreats to Lough Derg, there are three different date choices on offer for 2017-
May 13th-15th
Aug. 22nd-24th
Sept 5th- 7th
Day 1: Visit Knock and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 2: Retreat on Lough Derg and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 3: Visit two attractions on return journey.
This is an all-in package including meals, Lough Derg and Coach.
For Details on bookings etc contact 023 8849196, Cormac 087 6167835 or Denise 087 7688561

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19th March 2017 --
Thrird Sunday in Lent

Masses During the Week
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Stations
Spring Stations traditionally begin with Lent. Please consider taking a Station for your townland.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
Anybody interested in attending Congress, in Thurles on the 25th March please contact Maureen 0214778218. Bus from Clonakilty.

Fatima Statue
To commemorate the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima May to Oct 1917, Kilbrittain Parish, through our Legion of Mary Praesidium, is offering the Processional Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to people who would like to take it to their home. A special leaflet has been printed with information and prayers. You are welcome to take the statue to your home for as many days as you feel appropriate. We recommend that you set aside a particular time each day to pray together in front of the statue. Better still if you can invite neighbours, friends and relatives to join you.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent at 8.00 pm.

PILGRIMAGE OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
At the beginning of this year Pope Francis blessed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima before launching it on its pilgrimage to dioceses across the continent of Europe. We are privileged to be hosting the statue on 26th and 27th March as follows:
Sunday 26th March 4:30pm statue arrives in Cathedral of Ss Mary and Anne when Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place. Mass at 5:30pm. Veneration until 7:30pm
Monday 27th March 9:00am statue arrives in Clonakilty Parish Church followed by Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass at 10:00am Veneration until 3:00pm

Life In The Spirit Seminars.
A series of seven Life In The Spirit seminars will be given in Timoleage church each Sunday afternoon from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm, beginning on next Sunday, 26th March and ending on 7th May. All welcome. Enquireis to Mgsr O’Leary olearytf@gmail.com

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The U21 B footballers meet Kilmacabea in the semi-final for the championship next Saturday 25th March at 4pm. Venue to be confirmed.
Underage Fundraiser
Progressive 45 Card Drive in aid of KiIlbrittain Underage, Tuesday Night at 8pm in the Kilbrittain Inn, All welcome.
Lotto 04 - 06 - 08 - 29
The lotto jackpot of €10,400 was not won. €40 winners were Teresa O'Driscoll, Josie & Marian O'Mahony, Danny Clarke, Tadhg O'Mahony, Kevin Madden. The jackpot for this weekend will be €10,500

Lenten Talks
LENT - OUR JOURNEY INTO GOD

Two evenings with Anne Francis & Fr. Christy Fitzgerald, exploring our Lenten journey through the Word of God. Monday 20th & 27th March 8pm Carrigaline Parish Centre (behind Church)

Trócaire Lenten Campaign
Boxes are in the porches now. Please return them on Holy Thursday.

Knock and Lough Derg Pilgrimages
Knock and Lough Derg Three Day Trip. Owing to the success of last year’s one-day Retreats to Lough Derg, there are three different date choices on offer for 2017-
May 13th-15th
Aug. 22nd-24th
Sept 5th- 7th
Day 1: Visit Knock and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 2: Retreat on Lough Derg and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 3: Visit two attractions on return journey.
This is an all-in package including meals, Lough Derg and Coach.
For Details on bookings etc contact 023 8849196, Cormac 087 6167835 or Denise 087 7688561

Annual Parkinsons Mass
The Annual Parkinson's Mass for People With Parkinson's, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 7.00 pm. The ceremony will include The Sacrament Of The Sick.

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26th March 2017 --
Fourth Sunday in Lent

Masses During the Week
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Stations
Spring Stations traditionally begin with Lent. Please consider taking a Station for your townland.

Saturday: First Saturday Devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
To facilitate those who wish to undertake the First Saturday Devotions there will be confessions before Mass, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass.

Fatima Statue
To commemorate the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima May to Oct 1917, Kilbrittain Parish, through our Legion of Mary Praesidium, is offering the Processional Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to people who would like to take it to their home. A special leaflet has been printed with information and prayers. You are welcome to take the statue to your home for as many days as you feel appropriate. We recommend that you set aside a particular time each day to pray together in front of the statue. Better still if you can invite neighbours, friends and relatives to join you.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent at 8.00 pm.

PILGRIMAGE OF THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
At the beginning of this year Pope Francis blessed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima before launching it on its pilgrimage to dioceses across the continent of Europe. We are privileged to be hosting the statue on 26th and 27th March as follows:
Sunday 26th March 4:30pm statue arrives in Cathedral of Ss Mary and Anne when Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place. Mass at 5:30pm. Veneration until 7:30pm
Monday 27th March 9:00am statue arrives in Clonakilty Parish Church followed by Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass at 10:00am Veneration until 3:00pm

Myross Retreat Palm Sunday
St. Josephs’ Young Priest Society to Moyross Woods Sunday 9th April. Bus departing from Kilbrittain at 1.45 and from Clonakilty at 2pm. €10 per person. For bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196.

History Talk
On next Tuesday, 28th of March, at 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, The Kilbrittain Historical Society present a talk on local involvement in the The Battle of Jutland, by Mr. Tony McCarthy. This was the largest naval battle of WWI and was decisive in the outcome of the war. Mr. McCarthy will highlight the involvement of men from Kilbrittain, Courtmacsherry and Kinsale in his illustrated talk. This promises to be a very interesting and entertaining evening. New members are welcome to join on the night. All are welcome. Admission Free
A Kilbrittain man, Paddy Keohane form Barleyfield, took part in this battle and returned to live in Kilb rittain. His son, Paddy, will be at the talk and will bring his father’s medals.

Life In The Spirit Seminars.
A series of seven Life In The Spirit seminars will be given in Timoleage church each Sunday afternoon from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm, beginning on next Sunday, 26th March and ending on 7th May. All welcome. Enquireis to Mgsr O’Leary olearytf@gmail.com

Youth 2000 Munster Retreat
Youth 2000 will be hosting a Catholic youth retreat in St. Brendan's College, Killarney, Co. Kerry from 7th-9th April for ages 16-35. The weekend will consist of inspiring talks, music, prayer, workshops & time to chill out & meet new people. Please bring a sleeping bag if staying on site. Donation only event. For more info contact Marie 0879361812 or check out www.youth2000.ie

Knock and Lough Derg Pilgrimages
Knock and Lough Derg Three Day Trip. Owing to the success of last year’s one-day Retreats to Lough Derg, there are three different date choices on offer for 2017-
May 13th-15th
Aug. 22nd-24th
Sept 5th- 7th
Day 1: Visit Knock and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 2: Retreat on Lough Derg and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 3: Visit two attractions on return journey.
This is an all-in package including meals, Lough Derg and Coach.
For Details on bookings etc contact 023 8849196, Cormac 087 6167835 or Denise 087 7688561

Annual Parkinsons Mass
The Annual Parkinson's Mass for People With Parkinson's, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 7.00 pm. The ceremony will include The Sacrament Of The Sick.

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2nd April 2017 --
Fifth Sunday in Lent

Masses During the Week
Mon 9;00 am
Tue: No Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am

First Friday
Next Friday. Usual calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.

Station
For Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knoppogue in the home of John and Lucy Butler on Sat next, April 8th at 12.00 noon.
Palm SundayNext Sunday. Palms will be blessed at both Masses.

Lenten Penance Services in our Cluster
Bandon: Wed next, 5th April 7.30
Kilbrittain: Mon Week, 10th April 7.30
Enniskeane: Tue Week, 11th April 7.30

Fatima Statue
To commemorate the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima May to Oct 1917, Kilbrittain Parish, through our Legion of Mary Praesidium, is offering the Processional Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to people who would like to take it to their home for as many days as you feel appropriate. We recommend that you set aside a particular time each day to pray together in front of the statue. Better still if you can invite neighbours, friends and relatives to join you.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent at 8.00 pm.

Myross Retreat Palm Sunday
St. Josephs’ Young Priest Society to Moyross Woods Sunday 9th April. Bus departing from Kilbrittain at 1.45 and from Clonakilty at 2pm. €10 per person. For bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196.

Life In The Spirit Seminars
A series of seven Life In The Spirit seminars will be given in Clogagh church each Sunday afternoon from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm, beginning on next Sunday, 26th March and ending on 7th May. All welcome. Enquireis to Mgsr O’Leary olearytf@gmail.com

Tidy Towns Photo Competition
We are now open for entries for March photographs. PLEASE note the rules of the competition. Previous winners may NOT enter again. Photos MUST BE LANDSCAPE FORMAT. MUST BE 3-4MB and MUST BE TAKEN IN KILBRITTAIN. The photos MUST BE YOUR OWN WORK. If photos do not meet these criteria they cannot be used in the calendar. Keep them coming. We're all enjoying showing off our lovely Parish. Closing date 23rd April @ 6pm. Pm the TT FB page.

Knock and Lough Derg Pilgrimages
Knock and Lough Derg Three Day Trip. Owing to the success of last year’s one-day Retreats to Lough Derg, there are three different date choices on offer for 2017-
May 13th-15th
Aug. 22nd-24th
Sept 5th- 7th
Day 1: Visit Knock and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 2: Retreat on Lough Derg and overnight in Bundoran.
Day 3: Visit two attractions on return journey.
This is an all-in package including meals, Lough Derg and Coach.
For Details on bookings etc contact 023 8849196, Cormac 087 6167835 or Denise 087 7688561

Bingo
In aid of Tidy Towns on Wed 12th May at 8.00 pm in the hall.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE EX CORK
Walk in the footsteps of Jesus This unforgettable (fully guided) trip will take place from October 8th -16th 2017. Highlights include: A boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, visits to Nazareth, Cana, Jericho, The Dead Sea, Jerusalem, The Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, etc. The trip includes: Return flights ex Cork, a comprehensive daily programme, entrance fees, 4* Hotels, dinner bed and breakfast throughout. Spiritual Director Fr Christy Fitzgerald. For further Information and details please contact MAP Travel 01-8783111 or Tour Manager Jim Keogh 021 4885371 Mobile 087 2678793. Please note that places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Annual Parkinsons Mass
The Annual Parkinson's Mass for People With Parkinson's, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 7.00 pm. The ceremony will include The Sacrament Of The Sick.

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9th April 2017 --
Palm (Passion) Sunday

HOLY WEEK 2016
St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain

Monday 10th April

9.00 am Mass

Tuesday 11th April   

No Mass

Wednesday 12th April

9.00 am Mass

Thursday 13th 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 14th April
GOOD FRIDAY

Day of Fast and Abstinence

Collection for the Holy Places at this Liturgy

10.30 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 15th April
HOLY SATURDAY

8.30 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 16th April
EASTER SUNDAY

10.30 am
Mass of the Resurrection

Stations of the Cross
This Sunday night at 8.00 pm.

Lenten Penance Service
MONDAY 10th April at 7.30

Good Friday Passion Drama
‘On Calvary's Hill’ Good Friday Passion Drama Produced by Sr. Alphonsus. Good Friday, April 14th at 7.30 pm St. Patrick's Church, Bandon. All Welcome

Easter Envelopes
Envelopes for Easter Offerings are available for collection in the sacristy.

Ladies’ Group
Ladies group meeting on Monday 10th @ 8.30 pm.in the hall. Local chocolatier is guest speaker. New members welcome

Bingo
I aid of Tidy Towns on Wed 12th April at 8.00 pm in the hall.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The sympathies of the club are expressed to the family of Sean Quinlan who died on Thursday.The Intermediate hurlers continue their championship preparations with a league game on Sunday morning against Midleton in Midleton at 11am.
Lotto 11 - 19 - 25 - 29
The lotto jackpot of €10,700 was not won. €40 winners were John Dollard, Gavin & Charlie Kenny, Mgt Collins, Joan Holland, Ger Crowley. The jackpot for this weekend will be €10,800.

Gurraneasig NS Open Day
Gurraneasig NS, Enrolment Afternoon
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 2:30pm
Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome. Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. For Enquiries ring 023 8849700 or check out our website at www.gurraneasigns.com


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16th April 2017 --
EASTER SUNDAY

Masses During the Week
Mon BANK HOLIDAY 10:00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Eucharisic Ministers’ Rota
Rota is available in the sacristy now and online www.frcremin.com/rotas

Easter Envelopes
If you didn’t have an Easter Offering envelope delivered to your home, please take one now from any of the church porches.

St Joseph's Young Priest Soc
St Joseph's Young Priest Soc meeting in Sacristy, Wed,19th April at 8.00pm

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Intermediate hurlers continue the preparation for the championship on 29th April with league games on Sunday morning in Kilbrittain v Dungourney at 11:30am and on Wednesday evening (19th) in Blackrock at 7pm. The Junior Hurlers meet Bandon in Bandon on Friday evening (21st)at 7:15. The Annual Golf Classic takes place on Friday 19th May. The time sheet is now open, contact Tom Brennan for tee-times.
Lotto 18 - 20 - 26 - 32
The €10,800 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Marion O'Mahony & Francis O'Brien, Conor Kingston, Brendan Ahern, Donal Cronin, Tom Collins. The jackpot for this weekend will be €10,900 and the draw takes place on Monday night.

Gurraneasig NS Open Day
Gurraneasig NS Enrolment Afternoon
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 2:30pm.
Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome. Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. For Enquiries ring 023 8849700 or check out our website at www.gurraneasigns.com

Child Protection Update
The new Child Safeguarding Representative team is now complete. Fr Cremin attended an all-day training programme in Clonakilty recently. There is a training evening on Saturday, May 6th, in the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig for new Parish Representatives.

Fundraiser for Kilbrittain Red Cross.
A fashion event Thursday April 27th @ 8PM in the hall. A good night guaranteed with cheese and wine.

Patsy’s Alzheimer Tea/Coffee Day
Patsy Nortridge invites all to call to her house in the village for tea/coffee on Wed May 3rd, between 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm. You can all view the knitting work which has been done in Patsy’s home for charity. All proceeds going to Alzheimers Research.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
All parishioners are invited to attend one of two gatherings with Fr Timothy Bartlett, the General Secretary for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland, He will tell us more about this international event to be hosted in Ireland next year at the request of Pope Francis. At these sessions we will also launch our Diocesan programme of preparation towards the World Meeting. The two sessions are on Thursday 4th May from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in Clonakilty Parish Centre and from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Blackrock Parish Centre. For more details contact 021 4537601


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23rd April 2017 --
2nd Sunday of Easter Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Station
In the home of Oliver and Susan Ahern, Granfeen on Sat next, April 29th, at 11.00 am.

Easter Envelopes
If you didn’t have an Easter Offering envelope delivered to your home, please take one now from any of the church porches.

Parish Assembly
A member of the Parish Assembly will give a short report during today’s Mass on the activity on the present Assembly during its first year of existence.

Eucharistic Adoration Knock Pilgrimage
National pilgrimage to Knock shrine next Sunday, April 30th. Details for bus from West Cork, contact Phil Mnihane 028-38276 / 086-1238356.Keep praying for all the people in our Apostolate who are doing tremendous work for the Lord in the promotion of viable weekly Eucharistic adoration. Be assured of our prayers for all your endeavours.

History Talk
The Kilbrittain Historical Society is hosting a talk by Jerome Lordan on the Shipwrecks of the Courcey and Kilbrittain Coast on this Monday April 24th at 8 p.m. in the Community Hall. This promises to be an interesting and entertaining talk. All are Welcome and admission is free.

Folk Group
The Parish congratulates and thanks the Folk Group on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its foundation this weekend.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Annual Golf Classic takes place on Friday 19th May. The time sheet is now open, contact Tom Brennan for tee-times.

Gurraneasig NS Open Day
Gurraneasig NS Enrolment Afternoon
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 2:30pm.
Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome. Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. For Enquiries ring 023 8849700 or check out our website at www.gurraneasigns.com

Fundraiser for Kilbrittain Red Cross.
A fashion event this Thursday April 27th @ 8PM in the hall. A good night guaranteed with cheese and wine.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
All parishioners are invited to attend one of two gatherings with Fr Timothy Bartlett, the General Secretary for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland, He will tell us more about this international event to be hosted in Ireland next year at the request of Pope Francis. At these sessions we will also launch our Diocesan programme of preparation towards the World Meeting. The two sessions are on Thursday 4th May from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in Clonakilty Parish Centre and from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Blackrock Parish Centre. For more details contact 021 4537601


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30th April 2017 --
3rd Sunday of Easter Time

Masses During the Week
Mon BANK HOLIDAY 10.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of May. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.

First Saturday devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
To facilitate those who wish to undertake the First Saturday Devotions there will be confessions before Mass, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass. Those who started the Five First Saturdays in January will have completed them with the May First Saturday.

Rosary
For the month of May, rosary will be recited by the Legion of Mary at the grotto each Monday evening at 8.30. Rosary will also be recited before every weekday Mass.

Public Meeting
Public meeting in community Hall on Thursday next, May 4th, in connection with the Raymond Hayes Rehabilitation Fund. Support is welcome.

Irish Guide Dogs Fundraiser
Afternaoon Tea Dance in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday next, May 7th. Dancing from 2.30 to 5.30. Music by Teddy Crowley “The Singing Busman”. Please support this worthy cause. Everybody welcome.

Tidy Towns Work Evening
Cork County Council Litter Challenge begins on 8th May. Kilbrittain Tidy Towns will have a Work Evening on each Monday night at 7.30, beginning on 8th May. We would be grateful if anyone would be interested in volunteering to help us on these work nights, i. e. Weeding, planting flowers, picking litter.

Patsy’s Alzheimer Tea/Coffee Day
Patsy Northridge invites all to call to her house in the village for tea/coffee on Wed May 3rd, between 2.00 pm and 9.00 pm. You can all view the knitting work which has been done in Patsy’s home for charity. All proceeds going to Alzheimers Research.

Red Cross Thanks
The Red Cross would like to thank everyone for the support received at our fashion event fundraiser which was held last Thursday.

History Talk
Kilbrittain Historical Society are hosting a talk by Tim Crowley of the Michael Collins Centre, Timoleague on Tuesday week, May 9th, at 8 p.m in the Community Hall. The subject of the talk will be the time spent by Michael Collins at the Frongoch internment camp in Wales. Mr. Crowley is a passionate advocate of local history and is an expert in the life of Michael Collins. His talks are invariably entertaining and informative in equal measure. Admission is free and all are welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Intermediate hurlers are in championship action against Castlemartyr this Saturday evening at 8pm in Pairc Ui Rinn. The Junior A hurlers are also in championship action meeting Ballinascarthy on Monday at 3pm in Barryroe. Best of luck to both teams and all involved.
Lotto 12-18-22-29
The lotto jackpot of €11,000 was not won. €40 winners were Mary Hayes, Ethel McSweeney, Robert Hayes, Fehily Family, Michelle Fallon. The jackpot for this weekend will be €11,100

Gurraneasig NS Open Day
Gurraneasig NS Enrolment Afternoon
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 2:30pm.
Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome. Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. For Enquiries ring 023 8849700 or check out our website at www.gurraneasigns.com

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
All parishioners are invited to attend one of two gatherings with Fr Timothy Bartlett, the General Secretary for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland, He will tell us more about this international event to be hosted in Ireland next year at the request of Pope Francis. At these sessions we will also launch our Diocesan programme of preparation towards the World Meeting. The two sessions are on Thursday 4th May from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in Clonakilty Parish Centre and from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Blackrock Parish Centre. For more details contact 021 4537601

Diocesan Priesthood: Come and See afternoon
On Sunday 7th May from 2:30pm to 5:00pm men who are interested in knowing more about the formation, training and life as a Diocesan priest are invited to the Pastoral Development Office in Ballyphehane where there will be priests and students to discuss this vocation and way of life. Contact in confidence: Fr Charlie Kiely 021 4537603; Mgr Aidan O’Driscoll 023 8833165; Fr Tom Deenihan secretary@corkandross.org

Pope Francis seeks the views of young people
Young people aged 16-29 are invited to complete the survey for Pope Francis with their views on church today – available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/bigaprilask

National School Curriculum
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is currently surveying Primary Teachers about proposed changes to, among other things, allocation of teaching time to the different subjects. From their website it appears that they are proposing a minimum of 60% of school time as ‘Minimum State Curriculum Time’ for subjects such as: language, mathematics, social personal and health education, social environmental and scientific education, arts education and physical education. Religion is not included in this list but relegated to the activities which will be classed under ‘Flexible Time’ and have a maximum of 40% of school time between them. Since the 60% is ‘minimum’ time it can also extend into flexible time and the activities in flexible time can be allocated any proportion of the remainder as the school sees fit. So there will be no bar to minimising Religion (called ‘patron’s programme’) in favour of the 60% subjects or the other Flexible Time activities which are listed as: recreation, assemblies and roll call.
I invite anybody who wishes to voice their views on this to email: structureandtime@ncca.ie before the deadline of 28th May.
The consultation document is very comprehensive at fifty-eight pages, but page 47 sets out the bare bones of the ‘two-stage model’ which is being proposed.


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7th May 2017 --
4th Sunday of Easter Time

Recently Deceased
Pray for Mary P O’Mahony (nee Desmond), Knoppogue who died on Friday.Reposing on Sunday at her son Bertie’s residence, Knopogue, from 4.00pm followed by rosary at 7.00pm. Reception on Monday at 12.00 noon in The Sacred Heart Church, Ballinadee, followed by Requiem Mass at 2.00pm. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Exam Mass
Mass for the intentions of those doing second-level and third-level exams, with the participation of the students themselves, will be offered on Friday night next at 8.00 pm.

Rosary
For the month of May, rosary will be recited by the Legion of Mary at the grotto each Monday evening at 8.30. Rosary will also be recited before every weekday Mass.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is resuming the weekly meetings. Every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of May. Everyone welcome. For more info, please call Bernie on 087 772 2673

Public Meeting
Public meeting for Raymond Hayes Rehabilitation fund on Wednesday 10th May at 8.30pm in the Parish Hall. Your support for this cause is greatly appreciated.

Irish Guide Dogs Fundraiser
Afternaoon Tea Dance in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs will be held in the Parish Hall on this Sunday, May 7th. Dancing from 2.30 to 5.30. Music by Teddy Crowley “The Singing Busman”. Please support this worthy cause. Everybody welcome.

Tidy Towns Work Evening
Cork County Council Litter Challenge begins on 8th May. Kilbrittain Tidy Towns will have a Work Evening on each Monday night at 7.30, beginning on Monday next, 8th May. We would be grateful if anyone would be interested in volunteering to help us on these work nights, i. e. Weeding, planting flowers, picking litter.

History Talk
Kilbrittain Historical Society are hosting a talk by Tim Crowley of the Michael Collins Centre, Timoleague on Tuesday next, May 9th, at 8 p.m in the Community Hall. The subject of the talk will be the time spent by Michael Collins at the Frongoch internment camp in Wales. Mr. Crowley is a passionate advocate of local history and is an expert in the life of Michael Collins. His talks are invariably entertaining and informative in equal measure. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Gurraneasig NS Open Day
Gurraneasig NS Enrolment Afternoon
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 2:30pm.
Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome. Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. For Enquiries ring 023 8849700 or check out our website at www.gurraneasigns.com

Clashavanna Cemetery Mass
Wed night week, May 17th, at 8.00 pm.

Opportunities for Adult Learners
Higher Certificate in Business for Mature Students (aged 23 or over) Aim: To equip participants with the skills, knowledge and competencies to take advantage of employment opportunities across a wide range of sectors/industries. Content includes: Information Technology, Management, Accounting, Marketing and Law
Duration: 2 academic years, Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm COMMENCING IN SEPTEMBER 2017 Applicants must apply online at www.cit.ie/course/CRBBUSE6
Contact Louise Byrne, T: 021 433 5806 E: louise.byrne@cit.ie Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd June 2017.
www.cit.ie

Pope Francis seeks the views of young people
Young people aged 16-29 are invited to complete the survey for Pope Francis with their views on church today – available at www.corkandross.org

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Bandon Cluster of Parishes
Experimental Summer Schedule


Bandon, Kilbrittain, Newcestown and Enniskeane priests will be operating a new schedule FOR JULY AND AUGUST ONLY in order to give each priest a break during the summer. Each parish, except Kilbrittain, will be dropping one weekend Mass to bring the total Masses in the cluster down to ten. Rotas have been drawn up to enable these Masses to be covered by four priests, leaving the fifth priest free for the weekend on a rotating basis.
This means that all five priests will be celebrating a weekend Mass in Kilbrittain at one time or other and that Fr Cremin will be rotating through the six churches in the cluster, ie Kilbrittain, Bandon, Gaggin, Newcestown, Farnivane and Enniskeane.

Masses booked for anniversaries, etc will be said as scheduled by the priest on duty.
Here is the provisional rota of priests for Kilbrittain, which can vary as changing circumstances dictate.

Sat July 1 Fr Cremin
Sun Jul 2 Canon Kingston, Bandon
Sat July 8 Fr Anthony O’Mahony, Bandon
Sun July 9 Fr Cremin
Sat July 15 Fr O’Mahony
Sun July 16 Fr Cremin
Sat July 22 Canon Kingston
Sun July 23 Fr Bernard Cotter, Newcestown
Sat July 29 Canon Kingston
Sun July 30 Fr Cotter

Sat Aug 5 Fr Cotter
Sun Aug 6 Fr Tom Hayes, Enniskeane
Sat Aug 12 Fr Cotter
Sun Aug 13 Fr Hayes
Mon Aug 14* Fr Cremin
Tue Aug 15 Fr Hayes
Sat Aug 19 Fr Hayes
Sun Aug 20 Fr O’Mahony
Sat Aug 26 Fr Hayes
Sun Aug 27 Fr O’Mahony

*Aug 14, Vigil of Assumption; Parish Assembly has decided that this will also be the annual Kilbrittan Cemetery Mass and will be celebrated in the cemetery, weather permitting.

We are also asking that Sunday Funerals be re-scheduled if at all possible for these two months, as is the rule in Cork City all year round for a long time past.

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14th May 2017 --
5th Sunday of Easter Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: NO MASS OWING TO FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS FOR BANDON GAELSCOIL

Stations
Station for Glenduff in the home of Sam and Susan O’Donovan next Friday night, May 19th, at 8.00 pm.

A Station Mass for areas which didn’t have house stations this Spring will be celebrated on Wed, May 31st, at 8.00 pm in the church. Envelopes are available for distribution to those areas now, please:
 Bawnea and Clonbouig
 Ardacrow and Cloundereen
 Barleyfield
 Clonbouig and Bawnea
 Burren
 Farnagark, Lisheenaleen and Rathclaren
 Garrendruig
 Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen and Coolshinnaugh
 Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
 Coolmain and Granassig
 Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
 Granreigh and Glounavaud
 Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
 Knockbrown and Baurleigh
 Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor and Beag)
 Ratharoon
 Village

Clashavanna Cemetery Mass
Wed night next, May 17th, at 8.00 pm.

Rosary
For the month of May, rosary will be recited by the Legion of Mary at the grotto each Monday evening at 8.30. Rosary will also be recited before every weekday Mass.

Lectio Divina
Every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of May. Everyone welcome. For more info, please call Bernie on 087 772 2673

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
— St. Joseph's Young Priests Soc meeting in Sacristy at 8.00pm on Wed, 24th May.
— Day Pilgrimage to Knock on Sat 24thJune, contact Cormac O’Connor Coaches for details

Pilgrimage to Fatima
Kilbrittain Parish Assembly is planning on a pilgrimage to Fatima this year for the Centenary anniversary. We hope to go on the 6th Oct for 4 nights, cost €550 per person. Anyone who is interested in going can phone Jim on 0868306312 or Dan on 0860584232 before Saturday 27 May.

Rehabilitation Fund
Fundraising Dance for Raymond Hayes Rehabiltation Fund in Bandon GAA Pavillion on Sat 10th June. Tickets €20, available at local outlets. After Mass this Sunday the Fund volunteers will be in the Parish Hall with light refreshments to welcome anybody who wants to buy tickets or make any enquiry.Public meeting for Raymond Hayes Rehabilitation fund on Wednesday next 17th May at 8.30pm in the Parish Hall. Your support for this cause is greatly appreciated.

Gurraneasig NS Open Day
Gurraneasig NS Enrolment Afternoon next
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 2:30pm.
Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome. Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. For Enquiries ring 023 8849700 or check out our website at www.gurraneasigns.com

Child Protection
Cleo Yates, Diocesan Director of Safeguarding will meet with Parish Child Protection Representatives on Fri next, 19th May, from 5.00 to 6.00 in the Parish House.

40th Anniversary
Kilbrittain Parish Assembly is organising a function to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fr Jerry 's ordination on the 11th June. Anyone who would like to help in any way can contact Judy on 0862901678, Jim on 0868306312, or any member of the assembly.

Patsy Northridge’s Tea/Coffee Day
A huge Thank You to all who helped out, dropped in food, called in and in so many other ways supported the Tea/Coffee day in support of a local Alzheimer's Day Care Centre. The fantastic amount of €2,310 has been realised so far. Five charities benefited from the day – the Neo Natal Unit in CUMH, the Simon Community, Blankets for Cancer patients, the proceeds of the day for the Bandon Alzheimer Day Care Centre and the left over goodies were taken to the Cork Penny Dinners. Thank you so much for your support.

Pope Francis seeks the views of young people
Young people aged 16-29 are invited to complete the survey for Pope Francis with their views on church today – available at www.corkandross.org

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Letter from Bandon area priests re new Summer Schedule.

Mass schedule for weekend Masses during July and August.We write as priests of the parishes of Bandon, Enniskeane, Murragh and Kilbrittain to bring to your attention that for the months of July and August a new weekend schedule will operate:
Bandon: Vigil 6.00 pm
Sunday: 10.30am & 12.00 noon
Gaggin Sunday 9.00 am

Enniskeane Vigil 7.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am

Newcestown Sunday 10.30 am
Farnivane Sunday 9.15 am

Kilbrittain Vigil 8.00 pm
(No change) Sunday 10.30 am

Over the years we have noted a considerable fall-off in attendances during these Summer months due to holidays etc.
We the priests of the four parishes will rotate from parish to parish to provide weekend cover.

During these two Summer months there will be no Sunday funerals. This comes to us from feedback from family on the occasion of a death and our Sunday congregation. Family feel a Sunday funeral is impersonal and our Sunday congregation feel a Sunday funeral imposes on their Sunday celebration.

Pick up a green sheet from the porches today with the full timetable of Sunday Masses and priest assignments in the Bandon cluster for July and August.


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21st May 2017 --
6th Sunday of Easter Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS AT 11.00 AM.

Stations
For Ardacrow and Cloundereen in the home of Laurence and Judy Sexton on Wed night next, May 24th, at 8.00 pm.

A Station Mass for areas which didn’t have house stations this Spring will be celebrated on Wed, May 31st, at 8.00 pm in the church. Envelopes are available for distribution to those areas now, please:
 Bawnea and Clonbouig
 Barleyfield
 Clonbouig and Bawnea
 Burren
 Farnagark, Lisheenaleen and Rathclaren
 Garrendruig
 Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen and Coolshinnaugh
 Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
 Coolmain and Granassig
 Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
 Granreigh and Glounavaud
 Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
 Knockbrown and Baurleigh
 Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor and Beag)
 Ratharoon
 Village

Rosary
For the month of May, rosary will be recited by the Legion of Mary at the grotto each Monday evening at 8.30. Rosary will also be recited before every weekday Mass.

Lectio Divina
Every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of May. Everyone welcome. For more info, please call Bernie on 087 772 2673

Pilgrimage to Fatima
Kilbrittain Parish Assembly is planning on a pilgrimage to Fatima this year for the Centenary anniversary. We hope to go on the 6th Oct for 4 nights, cost €550 per person. Anyone who is interested in going can phone Jim on 0868306312 or Dan on 0860584232 before Saturday 27 May.

Afternoon Tea Party
In aid of Raymond Hayes Rehabiltation Fund in the Parish Hall this Sunday, 21st May. Dancing 2.30 to 5.30, music by Teddy Crowley. Refreshments served..

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Thanks to all who supported the golf classic. 69 teams were on the time sheet and almost 100 tee-box/prize sponsors were gathered. A special thanks to the main Sponsor, O'Connor Coaches and to the committee for all their hard work.
Lotto 8 - 20 - 27 - 28
There was no winner of the €11,300 jackpot. €40 winners were Kieran Madden, Jennifer Cashman, DJ Holland, Cian O'Sullivan, Dens Cahalane. The jackpot for this weekend will be €11,400.

National Franciscan pilgrimage to the Holy Land
6th – 14th October 2017
Spiritual Director: Fr. Bernard Jones OFM
Contact: Premier Travel at 021-4277700


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28th May 2017 --
The Ascension of the Lord

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00amTue: No Mass.Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of March. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.

First Saturday devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
To facilitate those who wish to undertake the First Saturday Devotions there will be confessions before Mass, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass.

Rosary
Rosary will be recited by the Legion of Mary at the grotto for the final Monday in May at 8.30. Rosary will also be recited before every weekday Mass until the end of May.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Farnagark for the month of June. Come and join us for an interesting hour. All welcome. For more info please call Majella on (087) 796 5321

Stations
Station for Farnagark, Lisheenaleen and Rathclaren on Tue night next, May 30th, at 8.00 pm in the home of Tim and Majella McCarthy.
A Station Mass for areas which didn’t have house stations this Spring will be celebrated on Wed night next, May 31st, at 8.00 pm in the church. Envelopes are available for distribution to those areas now, please:
 Bawnea and Clonbouig
 Barleyfield
 Clonbouig and Bawnea
 Burren
 Garrendruig
 Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen and Coolshinnaugh
 Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
 Coolmain and Granassig
 Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
 Granreigh and Glounavaud
 Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
 Knockbrown and Baurleigh
 Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor agus Beag)
 Ratharoon
 Village

Eucharistic Adoration
Volunteers are needed to join the rota for Adoration during the hour of 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm on Wednesday. Contact Fr Cremin or Bernie Lyons.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Well done to the Junior A footballers who beat Dohenys 4-8 to 0-7 in the first round of the championship last weekend. The Intermediate hurlers meet Barryroe in round 2A of the championship on Sunday next, 4th June, at 6pm in Clonakilty. Best of luck to all concerned.
Lotto 8 - 13 - 16 - 25The lotto jackpot of €11,400 was not won. €40 winners were Aideen Walsh, Padraig & Ciara, Raymond O'Leary, Timmy Hurley, Oliver O'Brien. The jackpot for this weekend will be €11,500.


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4th June 2017 --
Pentecost Sunday

Masses During the Week
Mon BANK HOLIDAY 10.00am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Farnagark for the month of June. Come and join us for an interesting hour. All welcome. For more info please call Majella on (087) 796 5321

Children’s Mass
Next Sunday will be the last Children’s Mass before the Summer break.

Eucharistic Adoration
Volunteers are needed to join the rota for Adoration during the hour of 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm on Wednesday. Contact Fr Cremin or Bernie Lyons.

History Tour
The Kilbrittain Historical Society are going to visit the Irish Naval College in Cork Harbour on Sunday 18th of June. We will be guided on the tour by a naval officer with Kilbrittain connections. The bus will be leaving from outside the hall at 2 p.m. The charge for the trip is 10 euros and can be paid on the day. To book your place call Triona on 087 6689116. Due to insurance purposes trips are confined to members only. To become a member call Niall on 086 0591854.

Fr Cremin’s 40th Jubilee
The Parish Assembly would like to invite you to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Ordination of Fr Jerry on Sunday next, 11th June. There will be Mass as usual at 10.30 am, followed by a gathering the the Community Hall. Donations of baking gratefully accepted. Phone Jim 086-8306312 or Judy 086-2901678 if you would like to help out.

Tea / Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney, Kilbrittain Village invite you to a Tea/Coffee Evening on Friday week, June 16th, from 7pm onwards in memory of their son Justin. All proceeds to the Heart Education & Research Trust (HEART) at Cork University Hospital.

Pro-Life Group
A new Pro Life group has begun and meets once a month in Bandon Parish Centre. The next meeting is on Tuesday 13 June at 8pm. New members are very welcome.

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Adoration
Sunday week, June 18th, is the Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ and as usual we hope to have Eucharistic Adoration from after the Processcion until Benediction at 8.00 pm.
In and effort to ensure that we have enough adorers, we’re suggesting that each Station Area have at least one representative during the evening. We are not allocating specific hours to each Area. There is a Rota sheet on the petitions table near the Baptism font with space for people to signal the hour (or part therof) which they are willing to commit to and also to check whether your Station Area has any representative yet.


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11th June 2017 --
Trinity Sunday

Recently Deceased
Pray for Ciarán Feiriteur, Castle View, who died on Thursday last. Rosary in Gabriel & O’Donovan’s Funeral Home on both Sat and Sunday at 9.00 pm. Reception of remains into Kilbrittain church on Mon at 10.30 am for 11.30 am Mass followed by cremation at 2.00 pm in the Island Crematorium.

Masses During the Week

Mon 9.00am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Sunday:
Trinity Well
Traditional recital of the Rosary at Trinity Well, Rathclaren, this Sunday evening at 8.00 pm, weather permitting.

Monday:

Adoration
Owing to Reception and Funeral Mass on Monday morning, there will be no Eucharistic Adoration on this Monday.
Charity Walk
Ladies Group have a local walk organized on Monday 12th June in aid of the Simon Community at 7.30 pm.   Meet at the Hall. Everyone welcome. Refreshments afterwards in the Hall. Support would be much appreciated for this worthy cause.

Tuesday:
Kilbrittain Community Centre, A.G.M.Tuesday Night 13th June at 8pm.
Followed by ...
Kilbrittain Community Hall A.G.M On Tuesday Night 13th of June at 9pm.
Pro-Life Group
A new Pro Life group has begun and meets once a month in Bandon Parish Centre. The next meeting is on Tuesday 13 June at 8 pm. New members are very welcome.

Wednesday:
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
St. Joseph's Young Priests Soc meeting in Sacristy at 8.00pm on Wed, 14th June. Last hour of Wednesday’s Eucharistic Adoration finishes just before this meeting and we are again asking people to try to make this hour or part of it for the intention of Vocations.

Thursday:
Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Farnagark for the month of June. Come and join us for an interesting hour. All welcome. For more info please call Majella on (087) 796 5321
Myros Wood Novena
The Novena to the Sacred Heart will take place in Myross Wood from 15th to 23rd of June, with two sessions each day, at 10.00 am and at 8.00 pm. All are welcome.

Friday:
Tea / Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney, Kilbrittain Village, invite you to a Tea/Coffee Evening on Friday next, June 16th, from 7pm onwards in memory of their son Justin. All proceeds to the Heart Education & Research Trust (HEART) at Cork University Hospital.
Crois na Leanbh  Commemoration
Annual Crois Na Leanbh Commemoration will take place next Friday 16th of June at 8pm. Oration by Pat Buckley T.D. Music and refreshments afterwards in O'Donovan's Bar, Ballinadee.

Saturday:
Charity Walk
Kilbrittain Welfare Group are organising a charity walk in aid of Bandon Hospital Building Fund, starting from church steps on Sat afternoon at 3.0 pm.

Sunday:
Corpus Christi Procession
Next Sunday, June 18th, immediately after 10.30 Mass, weather permitting.
Corpus Christi Eucharistic Adoration
Next Sunday, June 18th, is the Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ and as usual we hope to have Eucharistic Adoration from after the Processcion until Benediction at 8.00 pm.
In an effort to ensure that we have enough adorers, we’re suggesting that each Station Area have at least one representative during the evening. We are not allocating specific hours to each Area. There is a Rota sheet on the petitions table near the Baptism font with space for people to signal the hour (or part thereof) which they are willing to commit to and also to check whether your Station Area has any representative yet.  Please try to find time to adore the Lord in Exposition during the evening.
History Tour
The Kilbrittain Historical Society are going to visit the Irish Naval College in Haulbowline, Cork Harbour on Sunday next, 18th of June. We will be guided on the tour by a naval officer with Kilbrittain connections. The bus will be leaving from outside the hall at 2 p.m. The charge for the trip is €10 and can be paid on the day. To book your place call Triona on 087 6689116. Due to insurance purposes trips are confined to members only. To become a member call Niall on 086 0591854.


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18th June 2017 --
Corpus Christi

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Cemetery Masses
June cemetery Mass this Wednesday night in Rathclaren at 8.00 pm. Before Mass there will be the blessing of a plaque erected in memory of the unbaptised babies buried there in previous generations. This was commissioned by the last Parish Assembly. Plaque was inscribed by John Michael Foley and is on a plinth designed and built by Pakie O’Neill. A similar plaque has been made and delivered for Kilbrittain Cemetery and it is hoped to have it in place for the cemetery Mass in August.
The July cemetery Mass in Currowrane will be on Wed 12th of July, brought forward a week from the date on the Parish Calendar owing to my planned absence the following week..

Adoration
Owing to Mass arranged for our outgoing Sixth Class and their families at 12.00 noon on this Monday, Eucharistic Adoration will finish at 11.45 am. Apologies for not having remembered adoration when arranging the date for this Mass.
Volunteers are needed to join the rota for Adoration during the hour of 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm on Wednesdays. Contact Fr Cremin or Bernie Lyons.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Farnagark for the month of June. Come and join us for an interesting hour. All welcome. For more info please call Majella on (087) 796 5321

Corpus Christi Procession
Immediately after 10.30 Mass this Sunday. Eucharistic Adoration will follow until 8.00 pm. Thanks to those who have already committed themselves to keep watch with the Lord for part of the time. Please try to find time to adore the Lord in Exposition during the evening.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Day Pilgrimage to Knock on Sat 24th June, contact Cormac O’Connor Coaches for details

Fr Jerry's 40th Jubilee
The Parish Assembly would like to thank everyone who helped make last Sunday's celebration a huge success. It was great to see such a huge crowd - thank you for being there. Thanks to the children who took part in the Mass, to Kilbrittain Scouts and the Folk Choir. Thanks to those who donated baking and helped out in the hall; to the musicians who played beautifully and to John for the sound equipment; to Siobhán for the cake and to Donie for photos. Thanks also for contributions to the presentation. Congratulations again to Fr Jerry.

Kilshinihan Church
We find the first reference to Kilshinihan Parish at the Synod of Kells 1152 and it has featured in Church documents in almost every century since. It now part of Kilbrittain Parish and the walls of its chapel, which is situated in Mrs Burke’s farm, are still in fairly good condition. The whole building and the means of access to it, however, are seriously impeded by vegetation. It is hoped to have the sacred site cleared sufficiently to enable a Mass to be celebrated there in August. To this end, many people living in the locality, both Kilbrittain and Timoleague parishioners, have responded eagerly to approaches made to them for voluntary labour. These will be meeting at Kilshinihan Mass Rock on Tue evening next at 8.00 pm to make plans and accept ideas. Anybody who might be interested from any part of either parish would be enthusiastically welcomed to that meeting.
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Our Cruciform Stained-glass Window

cruciform window

Stanley Tomlin, a member of a British stained-glass manufacturing family and who studied stained glass art at the famous Harry Clarke Studios, came to Ireland in the 1940s to work for the firm of AW Lyons in 20 Westland Row, Dublin. He later set up his own company, 'Irish Stained Glass', with his wife Diana. This has now passed to their son, Alan, and wife Barbara.

While working for AW Lyons, one of the commissions Tomlin executed was a set of three windows for the sanctuary in the chapel of the Irish Glass Bottle factory in Ringsend. These comprised a window made in the shape of a cross (‘cruciform’) with a smaller window on each side containing the Christian symbols XP and IHS. It has now emerged that he also, at that time or shortly afterwards, made a copy of the cruciform window.

When the Irish Glass Bottle company closed in 2002 the premises, including the chapel, were demolished. (Part of the site was bought by a state agency for an extravagant sum during the boom and political repercussions still make the news from time to time.)

Paul Carton, a web-based journalist in Ringsend, has researched the fate of the three windows from the Irish Glass Bottle chapel and which were rescued by Alan Tomlin at the time the chapel was demolished. One of the side windows is in the chapel at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital on Adelaide Road. The other side window is stored in Alan Tomlin's workshop in Sandyford. The cruciform window, according to Tomlin, was badly damaged and is not in his possession, having been sold off privately to a Birmingham collector.

However, Paul Carton has discovered that the copy of the Ringsend cruciform window was in some manner secured for St Patrick's church Kilbrittain shortly after it was made. Some weeks ago he phoned asking me to confirm this, which I was able to do based on the inscription which is scratched in very small letters on the bottom right hand piece of glass: 'A W Lyons Ltd. 20 Westland Row, Dublin. 1951'. This week, Paul has acknowledged the authenticity of the window and his account can be found on his website at
http://www.newsfour.ie/2017/06/a-sneak-peek-at-stained-glass/

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25th June 2017 --
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Adoration
Volunteers are needed to join the rota for Adoration during the hour of 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm on Wednesdays. Contact Fr Cremin or Bernie Lyons.

Lectio Divina
No Lectio Divina this week.
Also, we will have a Summer break for the month of July and will restart again in August

Kilshinihan Church
Meeting last Tue evening was well attended by members of both parishes. It was the intention to have the next meeting on this Tue but machines have already begun work on the site and good progress has been made. It is better to let that work finish and meet Tue week to begin the manual labour.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Junior A hurlers meet St Oliver Plunkets in round 2 of the West Cork Championship on Friday evening next, 30th June, at 7:30pm in Timoleague. Best of luck to all involved.
Lotto 4 - 9 - 18 - 28
The lotto jackpot of €11,800 was not won. €40 winners were Bill Carter, Charlie O'Connell, Phil Collins, 'Harrington Boys', Paul Butler. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €11,900

Courtmacsherry Bay Area Development
This group has been in existence for a number of years and its aim is to promote tourism in the areas of Ballinspittle, Kilbrittain, Timoleague and Courtmacsherry. They are holding a public meeting in Kilbrittain Hall on Monday night week, 3rd July. At this meeting three new members will be selected from Kilbrittain to take part in the group.
They are also announcing a new bus service between Kinsale and Clonakilty, passing through Kilbrittain village, running five to six times a day. This is being serviced by Rural Link. Bus times will be given at the meeting. The bus is free for anyone who has a travel pass.

July-August Rota in Bandon Cluster
A reminder that the new Summer Rota will commence on next Sat, July 1st. Hard copies of the full two-month schedule are available in the porches and it can be found online at rotas.html
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Saints Commemorated this week

Thurs, June 29th
Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles.
Ancient Romans considered this day to be the date of the foundation of the city in about 750 BC by Romulus and Remus. The Church adopts the day to honour the two founders of the faith in Rome.

Saturday, July 1st
Saint Oliver Plunkett.
A good example of those who, according to the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel ‘declares himself for me in the presence of men’. Oliver Plunkett was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1669, during the time when priests were being hunted down. He was arrested in 1679 and found guilty of treason in in London. He was martyred at Tyburn (close to the present-day Marble Arch and Edgeware Road) on 1st July 1681 by hanging, disembowelling, quartering and beheading.


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2nd July 2017 --
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of July. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is taking a Summer break for the month of July and will restart again in August

Kilshinihan Church

Meeting of volunteers next Tue night at 8.00 pm at the site in Kilshinihan. Most of the machine work is completed and help would be welcome for general tidying. Useful tools would be hedge-clippers, slashers, pikes and shovels. Gardening gloves advised. Plans are for concelebrated Mass in the church on Thurs Aug 3rd followed by a history talk.

Defibrillator
Kilbrittain National School has bought a new defibrillator and installed it beside the main door, facing the church. It is available for church congregations and there are plenty of people trained in its use, so chances are that in an emergency there would be operators available in the church. Failing that, there is a number to summon an operator.

Currowrane Cemetery Mass
This Mass is being brought forward by a week from the date on the parish calendar. It will be on next Wednesday week, July 12th, at 8.00 pm.

History Tour
The next history tour will be on Sat July 22nd. The trip to Kerry will take in Knocknagoshel, Ballyseedy, Killarney and a boat trip around Ross Castle. We will be attending the 6.15 Mass in Killarney Cathedral and Fr Cremin has been invited to concelebrate. On the way home there will be a meal in the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney. The cost will be €50 to cover bus, boat and meal. Bookings to be made to committee members before 17th July. Due to insurance purposes trips are confined to members only. To become a member call Niall on 086 0591854.

Courtmacsherry Bay Area Development
Meeting advertised for this Monday has been postponed until July 17th. This group has been in existence for a number of years and its aim is to promote tourism in the areas of Ballinspittle, Kilbrittain, Timoleague and Courtmacsherry. At this meeting three new members will be selected from Kilbrittain to take part in the group.
They are also announcing a new bus service between Kinsale and Clonakilty, passing through Kilbrittain village, running five to six times a day. This is being serviced by Rural Link. The bus is free for anyone who has a travel pass.

July-August Rota in Bandon Cluster
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9th July 2017 --
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Recently Deceased
Pray for the soul of Lydia O'Mahony, Granreigh, dearly beloved daughter of Louise and Denis and dear sister of Shauna, Robyn, Jack and Ciara. Sadly missed by her heartbroken parents, sisters, brother, grandparents, uncles, aunts, extended family. neighbours and a large circle of friends. Lying in repose at her home on Tuesday from 4pm followed by Rosary at 8pm. Reception in to St. Patrick's Church, Kilbrittain on Wednesday morning at 11am followed by Requiem Mass at 12 noon funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. May Lydia rest in peace

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Mother Theresa Relics
Relics of recently-canonised Mother Theresa of Calcutta will be in Bandon church on this Monday evening, July10th, from 7 to 10 pm and also Tuesday morning until 11.00 am.

Currowrane Cemetery Mass
This Mass is being brought forward by a week from the date on the parish calendar. It will be on next Wednesday, July 12th, at 8.00 pm.

History Tour
On Saturday July 22nd Kilbrittain Historical Society are going on a tour to Kerry, led by Con McCarthy. The bus will leave Kilbrittain Village at 9 a.m. and travel to some significant Civil War sites in Ballysheedy and Knocknagoshel. There will be a visit to Castleisland and then on to Killarney, where there will be a covered boat trip on the lakes and a visit to Ross Castle. An evening meal will also be provided on the way back as part of the package. Booking will be on a first come, first served basis and places are limited. Closing date for bookings is Wednesday 19th July. The all-inclusive price is 50 euros per person. To book, please call Triona on 087 6689116. Due to insurance purposes trips are confined to members only. To become a member call Niall on 086 0591854

Courtmacsherry Bay Area Development
Annual General Meeting will be held in Kilbrittain Community Hall at 8.00pm, Monday July 17th
This group has been in existence for a number of years and its aim is to promote tourism in the areas of Ballinspittle, Kilbrittain, Timoleague and Courtmacsherry. At this meeting three new members will be selected from Kilbrittain to take part in the group.
They are also announcing a new bus service between Kinsale and Clonakilty, passing through Kilbrittain village, running five to six times a day. This is being serviced by Rural Link. The bus is free for anyone who has a travel pass.

Kilshinihan Church Update
All the work was expected to be completed by this weekend. Also, the Mass Rock site is getting a major refurbishment. We hope to be on schedule for concelebrated Mass in Kilshinihan on Thurs Aug 3rd.

Three-day Pilgrimage
August 22nd-24th  3 day Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg.  All in Package includes visit to Knock, day retreat on Lough Derg, Coach for 3 days, Breakfasts, Evening meals and Accommodation in Bundoran. Early booking is advised. Deposit secures booking. Contact Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours on 023-8849196, 087-6167835 for further details.

INDULGENCE OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY IN FATIMA, PORTUGAL
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year,
from the 27th of November 2016 till the 26th of November 2017. There are three ways to obtain the indulgence, detailed in a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal.
To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
1. To the faithful who make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration of prayer dedicated to the Virgin. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.
2. Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima
To the faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
3. The elderly and infirm
To the faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”


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16th July 2017 --
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
NOTE:Morning Mass on Monday and Wednesday only this week.
No Mass Tue or Thursday to Saturday.

Special TRÓCAIRE emergency collection at all Masses next weekend
The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that special second collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland next weekend to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa. The money raised will be donated to Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, which is delivering emergency food, water and health care to the 25 million people affected.
Severe drought is currently affecting Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia and this has resulted in failed harvests and the widespread death of livestock. Conflict has exacerbated the effects in South Sudan and Somalia, with areas in both countries now on the verge of famine.

Courtmacsherry Bay Area Development
Annual General Meeting will be held in Kilbrittain Community Hall at 8.00pm, next Monday July 17th. This group has been in existence for a number of years and its aim is to promote tourism in the areas of Ballinspittle, Kilbrittain, Timoleague and Courtmacsherry. At this meeting three new members will be selected from Kilbrittain to take part in the group.
On Tuesday last the official launch took place of a new LocalLink bus service between Kinsale and Clonakilty, passing through Kilbrittain village, running five to six times a day. The bus is free for anyone who has a travel pass.

Kilshinihan Church and Mass Rock
Work on clearing Kilshinihan Church and surrounds and opening access to the site has now been completed to a very high standard thanks to a wonderful input of voluntary labour, materials and machinery. This task has been shared between parishioners of Kilbrittain and Timoleague. The Mass Rock has been kept maintained over the years by some of the neighbours and the site therefore needed very little work. The parish has commissioned the replacement of the wire surrounding the balcony by a glass and steel protective barrier and this should be finished before the end of this month. Pray for fine weather for Thursday, August 3rd. Fr Cremin and Fr Hickey will be concelebrating Mass in the church, the first in hundreds of years. The combined choirs of Kilbrittain, Timoleage and Clogagh will take part in the liturgy. In conjunction with Kilbrittain Historical Society and Kilbrittain Festival, the Mass will be followed by a talk on the history of the ancient parish of Kilshinihan.  

History Tour
On Saturday July 22nd Kilbrittain Historical Society are going on a tour to Kerry, led by Con McCarthy. The bus will leave Kilbrittain Village at 9 a.m. and travel to some significant Civil War sites in Ballysheedy and Knocknagoshel. There will be a visit to Castleisland and then on to Killarney, where there will be a covered boat trip on the lakes and a visit to Ross Castle. An evening meal will also be provided on the way back as part of the package. Booking will be on a first come, first served basis and places are limited. Closing date for bookings is Wednesday 19th July. The all-inclusive price is 50 euros per person. To book, please call Triona on 087 6689116. Due to insurance purposes trips are confined to members only. To become a member call Niall on 086 0591854


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23rd July 2017 --
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
NOTE: No Morning Mass next Saturday
Mass Monday 9.00 am
No Mass Tuesday
Mass Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.

Special TRÓCAIRE emergency collection at all Masses this weekend
The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that special second collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland this weekend to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa. The money raised will be donated to Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, which is delivering emergency food, water and health care to the 25 million people affected.
Severe drought is currently affecting Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia and this has resulted in failed harvests and the widespread death of livestock. Conflict has exacerbated the effects in South Sudan and Somalia, with areas in both countries now on the verge of famine.

Kilbrittain Festival is on between the 3rd to 7th and also the 12th of August.
Please see posters/facebook page for details. Programmes will be out soon.

Kilshinihan Church and Mass Rock
Work on clearing Kilshinihan Church and surrounds and opening access to the site has now been completed to a very high standard thanks to a wonderful input of voluntary labour, materials and machinery. This task has been shared between parishioners of Kilbrittain and Timoleague. The Mass Rock has been kept maintained over the years by some of the neighbours and the site therefore needed very little work. The parish has commissioned the replacement of the wire surrounding the balcony by a glass and steel protective barrier and this should be finished before the end of this month. Pray for fine weather for Thursday, August 3rd. Fr Cremin and Fr Hickey will be concelebrating Mass in the church, the first in hundreds of years. The combined choirs of Kilbrittain, Timoleage and Clogagh will take part in the liturgy. In conjunction with Kilbrittain Historical Society and Kilbrittain Festival, the Mass will be followed by a talk on the history of the ancient parish of Kilshinihan.  

NEW LOCAL LINK BUS SERVICE
From Hickey’s Shop:
To Kinsale via Ballinspittal, Costal Cottages, Garretstown, Old Head, Speckled Door
Monday to Sat: 07:35, 10:15, 13:15, 15:15, 18:15
Sunday: 10:15, 13:15, 15:15
To Clonakilty Pearse St via Timoleague and Croppy Quay
Monday to Sat: 07:30, 09:40, 13:00, 15:40
Sunday: 09:40, 13:00, 15:40


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30th July 2017 --
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mass Monday 9.00 am
No Mass Tuesday: Rosary is recited each Tue morning at 9.00 am.
Mass Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Mass Saturday 10.00am.

First Friday and First Saturday
Friday next is the First Friday of March. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.
First Saturday devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
To facilitate those who wish to undertake the First Saturday Devotions there will be confessions before Mass, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass.

Special TRÓCAIRE emergency collection
Thank you for your generosity last weekend. We have sent on €1,485 to Trócaire.

Kilbrittain Festival is on between the 3rd to 7th and also the 12th of August.
Please see posters/facebook page for details. Programmes will be out soon.

Mass and History Talk at Kilshinihan
Mass at 7.00 pm concelebrated by Fr Cremin and Fr Hickey. Liturgical participation by combined choirs from Kilbrittain, Timoleague and Clogagh.
In conjunction with Kilbrittain Festival and Kilbrittain Historial Society there will be history talk immediately after Mass given by Anne Marie Desmond McSwiney.
WeatherNeedless to say, this event is heavily dependent on reasonable weather. If there is a strong possibility of heavy rain on Thursday evening, the event will be postponed. If there is any doubt about prospects, we will be posting continual updates on the homepage of Fr Cremin’s website www.frcremin.com

Praise, Healing and Prayer
An afternoon of Praise, Healing and Prayer this Sunday, July 30th, at 2.30 pm in the Parsh Centre, Clonakilty. Led by Janice and Moss Carrig.

Bandon Pro-Life Group
The next meeting of the Pro Life group will be held in Bandon Parish Centre on Tuesday 1 August at 8pm. New members are very welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Well done to the u12 hurlers who played in a Munster wide blitz in Semple Stadium Thurles, on Tuesday last. This was a great day out for all involved. This group have now played in both Croke Park and Semple Stadium in a few months. Hopefully we will see some of these lads play there again in the future.  
Lotto 6 - 16 - 19 - 28.
The lotto jackpot was €12,600. There was no winner.
€40 winners were Catherine Harrington, Elaine Crowley, G&K&C&M&E, John Madden, 0238849818. The jackpot for the coming weekend will be €12,800

Myross Wood Garden Fete will take place on Sunday, August 13th, from 2 pm - 5 pm. Admission free! Attractions include instrumental music and choral singing, exotic animals and dog show, various stalls, tea rooms and draws. Donations of books, cakes, bottles, plants and bric-a-brac gratefully received! Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon.



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6th August 2017 --
Feast of the Transfiguration

Masses During the Week
NOTE: MONDAY, BANK HOLIDAY, MASS 10.00AM
No Mass Tuesday: Rosary is recited each Tue morning at 9.00 am.
Mass Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Mass Saturday 10.00am

Kilbrittain Cemetery Mass
This year’s cemetery Mass is being combined with the Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Assumption, Mon week, 14th August, at the usual time of 8.00 pm
Time to start praying again for a couple of dry hours!

Kilshinihan Mass and History Talk
The Lord answered our prayers for dry weather last Thursday evening and rewarded the huge community input and detailed organization which went into the marvellous transformation of the Kilshinihan church and site in just a few weeks. There was a congregation of over two hundred for the concelebrated Mass and History Talk. The event was most successful in every way. Photos on Kilbrittain Tidy Towns Facebook and Kilbrittain Festival Facebook.

Highlights from Remaining Events of Kilbrittain Festival
Sun 6th Aug: 11.30 am Car Treasure Hunt Starting at Amber Forecourt. €10 per car.
Bank Holiday Monday 7th Aug: 11.00 am Harvest Working Day Derry Desmond's farm, Granreigh
Tue 8th to Fri 11th Aug Underage (6-13) Cul Camp 10.00 am to 2.30 pm Community Grounds
Sat 12th Aug 2.30 to 7.00 pm Puc Fada and Crossbar Challenge Community Grounds
Sun 13th Aug From 3.00 pm. All-Ireland Semi-Final on Big Screen 10.00 pm Festival Draw

Myross Wood Garden Fete will take place on Sunday, August 13th, from 2 pm - 5 pm. Admission free! Attractions include instrumental music and choral singing, exotic animals and dog show, various stalls, tea rooms and draws. Donations of books, cakes, bottles, plants and bric-a-brac gratefully received! Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon.



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13th August 2017 --
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week

Morning Mass Monday 9.00 am
Tue: Feast of Assumption: Vigil Mon 8.00 pm IN CEMETERY - Feast Day Mass Tue 10.30 am.
Mass Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am.
Mass Saturday 10.00am

ASSUMPTION VIGIL MASS AND ANNUAL KILBRITTAIN CEMETERY MASS
MONDAY 8.00 PM.This year we are combining the two occasions. Weather permitting, the Mass will be celebrated in Kilbrittain Cemetery. The liturgy will also include the blessing of a new plaque in the cemetery commemorating the unbaptised babies buried there in the past generations and family members will be particularly welcome.
After Mass everybody is invited to the Hall for light refreshments and a bit of socialising.
If the weather is not suitable, Mass will be in the church at 8.00. Plaque will be blessed after Mass, followed by refreshments.

Lectio Divina is resuming next week in Ardacrow for the rest of August, every Thursday at 8:30pm. All welcome. For more info, please contact Sergio on 0870650253

Myross Wood Garden Fete UPDATED NOTICE.

Myross Wooed Garden Fete will take place on Sunday, August 13th, from 2 pm - 5 pm. Admission free! Attractions include instrumental music and choral singing, exotic animals and dog show, various stalls, tea rooms and draws. Donations of books, cakes, bottles, plants and bric-a-brac gratefully received! Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon.
Attention all those coming to the Garden Fete in Myross Wood on Sunday 13th August: For safety reasons, the Entrance will be through the back avenue (via junction for Union Hall) and the Exit will be through the Front Gate (near Leap). Parking will be on the lawns around Myross Wood. Come and enjoy a family day, with lots of children’s games and many other attractions.

Day trip to Knock
September 17th with Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours. Breakfast, Coach and evening meal included. €55 per person. To Book call 023-8849196 or 087-6167835.

Kilbrittain Underage Cul Camp 2017
Kilbrittain Underage would like to thank all the adults and teenagers who volunteered as helpers during the camp this week. 128 boys and girls (aged 6 to 13) from the parish took part. The camp was a great success, the sun shone. It was great fun for both the adults and children, and this would not have been possible without your help, enthusiasm and good humour.


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20th August 2017 --
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

Station
For Barelyfield in the home of Barry and Kathleen O’Mahony on Sat next, Aug 26th, at 11.00 am.

Lectio Divina in Ardacrow for the rest of August, every Thursday at 8:30pm. All welcome. For more info, please contact Sergio on 0870650253

Summer Mass Schedule
Owing to the imminent transfer of one of the cluster clergy, Fr Anthony O’Mahony, out of the cluster, the timetable which was to be for all July and August, has been altered. This weekend and next:
 Fr Cremin will do all Masses in Kilbrittain
 Fr Anthony will do all Masses in Bandon parish.
 Canon Kingston will do all Masses in Murragh (Newcestown) Parish
 Fr Hayes will do all Masses in Enniskeane parish
 Fr Cotter is taking the two weekends off as per original rota.
I would be happy to hear all comments, whether favourable or not, on the experience of this trial Schedule, as we will be examining its impact on ourselves and our people in due course.

Day trip to Knock
September 17th with Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours. Breakfast, Coach and evening meal included. €55 per person. To Book call 023-8849196 or 087-6167835.


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27th August 2017 --
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am

First Friday and First Saturday
Friday next is the First Friday of September. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.

First Saturday devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
To facilitate those who wish to undertake the First Saturday Devotions there will be confessions before Mass, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass.

Lectio Divina in Ardacrow for the rest of August, every Thursday at 8:30pm. All welcome. For more info, please contact Sergio on 0870650253

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock
Annual Pilgrimage Sunday 24th Sept.Details in church porches.

Summer Mass Schedule
Regular Mass arrangements will resume next weekend.
 Bulletin will also be back to its normal format from next weekend.
I would be happy to hear all comments, whether favourable or not, on the experience of this trial Schedule, as we will be examining its impact on ourselves and our people in due course.

Fundraiser for Cork University Maternity Hospital Neonatal Unit
Saturday 2nd September in Bandon Spinfit. From 12.00 noon until 6.00 pm come spinning, all levels of fitness welcome!
From 6.15 pm onwards for the more daring ... The shaving and waxing will begin. From 12.00 to 2.00 pm there will be baby sensory sessions. Or just come and join us on the day from 12.00 noon onwards to support us and our worthy cause.
Find out more at Bandon Spinfit. Email: damiendes@hotmail.com or visit our Gofundme page at gofundme.com/neotatal-unitcumh. Our goal is to raise money to help with any equipment that is required for the unit.

Day trip to Knock September 17th with Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours. Breakfast, Coach and evening meal included. €55 per person. To Book call 023-8849196 or 087-6167835.

Anam Cara West Cork Parent Evening
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 5th of September from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry, West Cork This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Grandparents’ National Annual Pilgrimage
September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin - Ballina School Choir - Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock'

Vocations Afternoon
Poor Claire Sisters, College Road, CorkSat 16th September, 2.00 to 4.30 pm.

Day trip to Knock
September 17th with Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours. Breakfast, Coach and evening meal included. €55 per person. To Book call 023-8849196 or 087-6167835.


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3rd September 2017 --
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Stations
I would like to hear from households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday night at 8:00 until further notice. All welcome. For further information please contact Sergio on 0870650253.

Legion of Mary Annual Knock Pilgrimage
Sunday, Sept 24th. Departs Bandon at 6.30 am sharp. Cost €55. Breakfast and Evening Meal included at the Dromollad Inn, Ennis. For further information, or to book a seat, please contact: Margaret O’Mahony 021-7338034; Mai Murphy 086-3030195; Margaret Quinlan 087-1359274; Ellen Collins 021-7338064

Kilshinihan Church
Meeting for all interested parties on Tue night next at 8.00 at the Church to discuss where we go from hereDVD of Mass at Kilshinahan RC Ruin available at €10 (to cover production costs) from Mary O`Sullivan, Ann Marie Desmond and Niall O`Brien.

Rotas
Rotas for Church Cleaning and Sunday Readers are available in the sacristy now and also online at www.frcremin.com/rotas.html

Bandon Pro-Life Group
The next meeting of the Pro Life group will be held in Bandon Parish Centre on Tuesday 5 September at 8pm. New members are very welcome

Kilbrittain Historical Society
Kilbrittain Historical Society are arranging a trip to Dublin on Saturday Sept 16th. The tour will take in Kilmainham Gaol and The Guinness Store house tour. Bus, tickets to sites, breakfast and dinner included. €75. To book, call Triona on 087 6689116.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Best of luck to the Junior A footballers who meet Kilmacabea in the West Cork final on Sunday next 10th September at 3;30pm in Clonakilty. It has been 24 years since Kilbrittain competed in this final and 91 years since they won it! Best of luck to all involved.
Lotto 04 - 10 -19 - 31
The lotto jackpot of €13,600 was not won. €40 went to Denis Healy, Kieran Madden, Liz Long, Kieran Butler, Paul Crowley. The jackpot for the coming weekend will be €13,800.

Padre Pio Day in Knock September 17th
Due to large demand we are now looking at running a second coach to Knock on Sunday 17th September for the Padre Pio weekend. To express your interest in this trip call Cormac O’Connor coach tours on 023-8849196 or 087-6167835. Second coach will run subject to demand. Price- €55 per person including breakfast, evening meal & coach.
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We broadcast 24/7. You might particularly like to join us for live Morning Prayer at 9.15am followed by daily 10am Holy Mass. 11am Catechesis - with Fr. Eamonn McCarthy our full-time Priest Director - Angelus and Midday Prayer. Live Evening Prayer at 5pm is followed by News and the Rosary prayed from the studio at 5.30pm. We are part of a World Family of almost 80 such Catholic radio stations working to help communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Church.
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10th September 2017 --
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Stations
I would like to hear from households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday night at 8:00 until further notice. All welcome. For further information please contact Sergio on 0870650253.

Legion of Mary Annual Knock Pilgrimage
Sunday, Sept 24th. Departs Bandon at 6.30 am sharp. Cost €55. Breakfast and Evening Meal included at the Dromollad Inn, Ennis. For further information, or to book a seat, please contact: Margaret O’Mahony 021-7338034; Mai Murphy 086-3030195; Margaret Quinlan 087-1359274; Ellen Collins 021-7338064

Kenyan Fundraiser
Fr John Heinhold is returning to the Kiltegan Faters’ mission in Kenya on Sept 25th. Kilbrittain Parish is taking the opportunity of marking his departure with coffee morning and cake sale to raise funds which will be applied directly by Fr John to the Kiltegan missionary work in Kenya. Next Sunday, Sept 17th, Fr John will celebrate the 10.30 Mass here in Kilbrittain and will join us afterwards in the Hall.
There will be a meeting in the Parish House on Wed next at 8.00 for anybody who would be anxious to lend a hand for this occasion.

Young at Heart
Aged 55 or over? Please join us at Kilbrittain Young At Heart. Thursdays 2.30 to 4.30 in Parish Hall. Starting 21st Sept. Lots of music and dancing; fun and laughter. Contact Christine Chapman.
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 11th at 8.30 pm. Guest speaker will attend. New members welcome.

Kilbrittain Historical Society
Kilbrittain Historical Society are arranging a trip to Dublin on Saturday Sept 16th. The tour will take in Kilmainham Gaol and The Guinness Store house tour. Bus, tickets to sites, breakfast and dinner included. €75. To book, call Triona on 087 6689116.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Best of luck to the U12 'A' hurlers on Sunday who meet Bandon at 12:00 in Timoleague in the championship final. Also best of luck to the Junior 'A' footballers who meet Kilmacabea in the West Cork Final on Sunday in Clonakilty at 3:30pm. There will be an important club meeting on Thursday next in the community hall at 8;30pm. The outcome of this meeting could lead to an EGM.
Lotto 02 - 03 - 04 - 09The €13,800 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Clodagh Ahern, Agnes O'Brien, Tom Collins, John Dollard, Sharon & Eleanor. The jackpot for this weekend will be €14,000 .
Night at the Dogs: As people may be aware, the club have been developing a new pitch at Clashavanna, and we were delighted to be able to start playing on it this summer. This has been made possible by the support of the community, the wider community in Cork during our fundraising draw in 2014, and Sports Capital and County Council grants received to develop the pitch. The new pitch is a marvellous addition to the community and our members are very excited about it. With the existing Community field, it has enabled us to ensure matches and training can all be accommodated for both the Adult, Underage and Camogie clubs without disruption. It will be of great benefit to the club for years to come. But this is still a work in progress and the next step is to build dressing rooms. We have been awarded a Sports Capital grant towards the cost of this but we must raise the balance of the funds ourselves. As part of our fundraising efforts we are asking all our club members, players, supporters and their families to support a 'Night at the Dogs' fundraising event being held on 18th November 2017, in Curaheen Park, Bishopstown. Tickets at €10 will be sold throughout the parish in the next few weeks. Race and card sponsorship will also be appreciated. Thank you for your support.


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17th September 2017 --
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Stations
For Shanakiel, Ballinakeen, Clashavanna and Coolshinaugh in the home of Denis and Siobhán O’Mahony on Fri night week, 29th Sept at 8.00 pm.
I would like to hear from households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

Sacraments 2018
Confirmation: Thurs April 12th
First Holy Communion: Sat May 19th

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday night at 8:00 until further notice. All welcome. For further information please contact Sergio on 0870650253.

Adult Choir
The adult choir will return to Choir Practice on Wednesday night September 20th at 8 pm. New members very welcome.

Legion of Mary Annual Knock Pilgrimage
Sunday, Sept 24th. Departs Bandon at 6.30 am sharp. Cost €55. Breakfast and Evening Meal included at the Dromoland Inn, Ennis. For further information, or to book a seat, please contact: Margaret O’Mahony 021-7338034; Mai Murphy 086-3030195; Margaret Quinlan 087-1359274; Ellen Collins 021-7338064

St. Joseph's Young Priests Society
Meeting of St Joseph's Young Priests Society in the Sacristy on Wed next, 20th Sept, at 8.00 pm. Join the last hour of Eucharistic Adoration 7 to 8 Wed to pray for Religious Vocations.

Kilbrittain Tidy Towns Photo Competition
We are now taking your August photos. Usual rules apply. Please note your photo must be in landscape format and 3-4mb in size. Closing date 24th September @ 6pm.

Knitting
Knitting resumes in Patsy’s kitchen on Monday night next. All welcome.

Young at Heart
Aged 55 or over? Please join us at Kilbrittain Young At Heart. Thursdays 2.30 to 4.30 in Parish Hall. Starting 21st Sept. Lots of music and dancing; fun and laughter. Contact Christine Chapman.

Kilbrittain Foroige Club returns after the summer break on Friday the 22nd of September, at 9.30 pm, in The Hall, with registration of existing and new members. As places are limited, we ask all those interested in joining the club for the coming year to attend on the night. A Parent/Guardian must attend on the night with your child. The membership fee of €20 per member or €30 per family will also be collected on the night.
The club cannot function without the help of parents. Under new requirements of the Child Protection Laws, all helping parents must be Garda vetted. To facilitate this, we are asking parents to bring at least two forms (and ideally more) of strong photographic IDs, and separate proofs of address on the night. Strong IDs would include passports, photographic Public Services Card, credit card Drivers Licence and home utility bills. Other forms of ID (e.g. old style drivers licence, other letters confirming address) may also be acceptable if three or four forms are presented - we can check them against the National Vetting scoring system to see if the combination of ID's is acceptable or not. Full details, including the scoring system and acceptable forms of ID, are available on the Kilbrittain Foroige Facebook page. Please ring or text Ted at 087/6329290 for further information or any query about suitable forms for vetting.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The initial response to the dressing rooms - greyhound racing fundraiser night has been very positive. Thanks to everyone for their support.
Lotto 03 - 16 - 26 - 32
There was no winner of the €14,000 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Eamon Moloney (Glendubh), Frank O'Brien, Fehilly Family (Castleview), John Wilmot, Tadgh O'Mahony. The jackpot for this weekend will be €14,200.

ANYBODY INTERESTED? NEW RTE SHOW!
Waka TV are producing a new series for RTE called ‘Raised by the Village’ and we are considering Kilbrittain as our village location for the programme.
As the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. We want to make that saying a reality by bringing a teen from an urban environment down to a rural village where they will learn that there's another way of life than the one they're used to. They will be immersed in the community, partaking in different activities and challenges over the course of a week long stay.
The teenager will stay with a host family and will have mentors from the community as they get involved with each different activity or club event. The teen will have been nominated by their parents to take part for various reasons - perhaps they're a social media or computer game addict, or hanging round street corners. We want to see how a completely urbanised, city kid will adapt to their new surroundings and if their break from their usual environment will set them back on the right path in life. This new programme is for a primetime RTE slot and we feel it will showcase the village and the benefits of rural living to a wide audience. All the best aspects of the village will be highlighted, focusing on the strong sense of community and collective support system that can be missing in
bigger urban areas these days. We think this could be a fantastic opportunity to display Kilbrittain in a positive light to the RTE viewers, while giving the teenager an eye opening and hopefully life changing experience that they'll never forget.
Of course, filming in the village depends on if we have the right family to host! We are looking for a family with teens in the house who are happy to take on one more for the filming period. They would be the surrogate parents while the teen is there, and the teen would be fully expected to row in with household chores and family routines. Even better, if the family lives on a farm the teenager can muck in too! The teenager's journey in the village would be filmed by our small crew of one camera, one sound, one producer and one director. They would be in the village for the week, charting their progress with their host family and as they take on each different challenge.
We are speaking to a number of villages at the moment but we would love if you could spread the word around the village and see if people are interested in getting on board. Once we knew there was interest there, we could come down in person to outline what the process would involve and discuss how they could be the best fit for this show.
Contact Áine on 085 8183758 and you can also call our office on 01 6343732.


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24th September 2017 --
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Stations
For Shanakiel, Ballinakeen, Clashavanna and Coolshinaugh in the home of Denis and Siobhán O’Mahony on Fri night next, 29th Sept at 8.00 pm.
I would like to hear from households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

Sacraments 2018
Confirmation: Thurs April 12th
First Holy Communion: Sat May 19th

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday night at 8:00 until further notice. All welcome. For further information please contact Sergio on 0870650253.

Young at Heart
Aged 55 or over? Please join us at Kilbrittain Young At Heart. Thursdays 2.30 to 4.30 in Parish Hall. Lots of music and dancing; fun and laughter. Contact Christine Chapman.

New Website
A new parish website is in the process of being built, it has the address WWW.KILBRITTAIN.ORG. At present, the Bulletin and Bulletin Archives are all that can be accessed. During last weekend the service provider for www.frcremin.com experienced serious difficulties and all associated sites were off the air. We were told that there was a huge repair job done and sites were back online early in the week, though it was still showing problems throughout the week. The new parish site, kilbrittain.org, is being hosted by a different server so it will serve as an alternative source for Bulletin content.
The original parish website, parish.kilbrittain.net was taken off the internet during the week at my request. I have archived all the material which was on it and will put some of it on the new site and make material available to anybody who wants copies of text or photos which used to be on it. The email address attached to that site, parish@kilbrittain.net is now being redirected to the new parish email parish@kilbrittain.org
The parish is grateful to Paddy Shiels for accommodating and building the original website and for his help in closing it down and setting up mail redirect this week.

Anam Cara Bereavement Info Evening
Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 4th October at 7:30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 3rd October or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.


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1st October 2017 --
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

NO MASS THIS WEEK UNTILSAT NEXT, 7TH OCT. AT 10.00 AM.

First Friday calls for October will be done on Fri 13th October instead of next Friday.

First Saturday devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
To facilitate those who wish to undertake the First Saturday Devotions there will be confessions before Mass next Saturday moring, with the Rosary being recited in public at the same time, while there will be 15 minutes of meditation after Mass.

FR MICHAEL O’MAHONY, COURCEYS, WILL BE HAPPY TO ATTEND TO ANY NEEDS PARISHIONERS WILL HAVE DURING THE WEEK. 021-477 8055

Stations
For Ardacrow and Cloundereen in the home of Niall and Noreen O’Brien on Fri week, 13th October, at 8.00 pm.
Also:
Fri 27th Oct; Kieran and Maureen Butler
Sat 4th Nov; Patjoe and Mary O’Brien
Fri 17th Nov; Denis and Ann Ahern
I would like to hear from households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

Children’s Mass
Next Sunday, Oct 8th, will be the first children’s Mass after the holidays. Children up to and including 3rd Class are welcome.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday night at 8:00 until further notice. All welcome. For further information please contact Sergio on 0870650253.

Ray Hayes Rehabilitation Fund
Ray and his family would like to sincerely thank all those who supported the recent fundraiser. Those who sold tickets, who bought tickets, donated Spot Prizes and helped in any way. To Scallys Clonakilty for providing the food, Teddy Crowley, “The Singing Busman”, who was so supportive and King K for the music. And a million thanks to the hardworking Committee. Total amount raised: €23,200

Kenyan Mission Fundraiser
The recent event in the Hall after Fr John Heinhold’s Mass raised €2,946.06. This is a marvellous testimony to the generosity of all who contributed cakes etc and to those who donated so freely to the event. A huge ‘thank you’ to all.

Anam Cara Bereavement Info Evening
Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 4th October at 7:30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 3rd October or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Best of luck to the minor footballers who meet Owen Gaels in the Rebel Og west final on this Sunday in Bandon at 5;30pm.
Lotto 13 - 20 - 22 - 23
The lotto jackpot of €14,400 was not won. €40 winners were Pat & Helen Walsh, Hamilton Madden, Noreen O'Brien, John O'Neill, Bill & Betty Wafer. The jackpot for this weekend will be €14,600 and the draw will take place in The Amber Bar.
Night at the Dogs
Tickets for the 'Night at The dogs' in Curaheen park on Saturday November 18th are currently being sold throughout the parish. The response has been very positive thus far and the club would like to thank everyone for their support.
As people may be aware, the club has been developing a new pitch at Clashavanna, and we were delighted to be able to start playing on it this summer. This has been made possible by the support of the community, the wider community in Cork during our fundraising draw in 2014, and Sports Capital and County Council grants received to develop the pitch. The new pitch is a marvellous addition to the community and our members are very excited about it. With the existing Community field, it has enabled us to ensure matches and training can all be accommodated for both the Adult, Underage and Camogie clubs without disruption. It will be of great benefit to the club for years to come. But this is still a work in progress and the next step is to build dressing rooms. We have been awarded a Sports Capital grant towards the cost of this but we must raise the balance of the funds ourselves. Tickets at €10 will be sold throughout the parish in the next few weeks. Race and card sponsorship will also be appreciated. Thank you for your support.


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8th October 2017 --
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 amTue: No Mass.Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

First Friday calls for October, postponed from last week, will be done during this week on the usual days and times.

Stations
For Ardacrow and Cloundereen in the home of Niall and Noreen O’Brien on Fri next, 13th October, at 8.00 pm.
Also:
Fri 27th Oct; Kieran and Maureen Butler
Sat 4th Nov; Patjoe and Mary O’Brien
Fri 17th Nov; Denis and Ann Ahern
I would like to hear from households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

Children’s Mass
This Sunday we welcome the children back for lessons and activities in the Parish House during 10.30 Mass.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday night at 8:00 until further notice. All welcome. For further information please contact Sergio on 0870650253.

Ladies’ Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 9th at 8.30 pm. Guest speaker this month is all about Honey Bees. New members welcome.

Kilbrittain Foróige
Kilbrittain Foroige are taking part in this year’s shine a light campaign.
On October 13th, we will be sleeping out to shine a light on the issue of homelessness in Ireland today. We are joining other communities to raise funds to support the vital work of Focus Ireland and their aim to end homelessness in Ireland.
Family homelessness has reached historic proportions, with 2,777 children currently living in emergency accommodation in Ireland, often unable to get to school, rarely getting a home-cooked meal and sinking into darkness.
We are joining Focus Ireland and our peers to help shine a light of hope on Ireland’s changing landscape of homelessness.
Please lend your support by sponsoring our journey.
Donations can be given through donation buckets in The Post Office, Hickey’s Shop, The Amber Bar, The Kilbrittain Inn or The Co- Op. You can also donate to any Foroige Member using their Sponsorship Cards or by Calling into The Hall During the overnight itself between 9.00pm on the 13th of October and 8am on the 14th. Your support would be greatly appreciated. You can also make a donation online using the link below. https://shine-a-light-night-2017.everydayhero.com/ie/kilbrittain-foroige

Kilbrittain Scouts Clothes Collection
Kilbrittain Scouts are holding a Clothes Collection next Saturdy, October 14th, at the Village Hall from 11 am to 4.00 pm. All bags can be dropped in during this time.Great chance to clear out the wardrobes. No duvets or pillows. Old laptops / phones with charges also taken.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Table Quiz, on Sat., 11th Nov in the Community Hall at 9.00pm. Proceeds to St. Joseph's Young Priests Soc. Questions by Barry O’Sullivan. All welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto 04 - 12 - 17 - 28

The lotto jackpot of €14,600 was not won. €40 winners were Noreen Sweetnam, Con Healy, Kieran Madden, Tony O'Mahony (Ballinspittle), Adrian Kearney. The jackpot for this weekend will be €14,800

HAVING FAITH IN FAMILIES
As part of our Diocesan preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 there will be a talk given by by Professor Eamonn Conway of Mary Immaculate College on Sunday 15th October from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross. We look forward to welcoming you there – donation only

Fatima Pilgrimage
This past week’s Pilgrimage to Fatima by some of Kilbrtitain parishioners was a success that went beyond our most fervent hopes. I attribute this to the intercession of Our Lady in answer to the prayers of the whole parish for us. Your intentions were included in all the Masses, Stations, Rosaries and Processions which we celebrated as a group.


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15th October 2017 --
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Stations
For Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knopogue in the home of Kieran and Maureen Butler on Fri week, 27th October at 8.00 pm.
Also:
Sat 4th Nov; Patjoe and Mary O’BrienFri 17th Nov; Denis and Ann Ahern
I would like to hear from households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday night at 8:00 until further notice. All welcome. For further information please contact Sergio on 0870650253.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
 Meeting of St Joseph's Young Priests Society in the Sacristy on Wed next, 18th Oct, at 8.00 pm. Join the last hour of Eucharistic Adoration 7 to 8 Wed to pray for Religious Vocations.
 Table Quiz, on Sat., 11th Nov in the Community Hall at 9.00pm. Proceeds to St. Joseph's Young Priests Soc. Questions by Barry O’Sullivan. All welcome.

Cork Marriage Counselling Centre
Marriage, family, & individual counselling
Marriage preparation
Call 021-4275678 for help & guidance
Supported by the diocese of Cork & Ross, the Dept for Children, & the HSE

History Talk
Talk by Tony McCarthy on ‘The McCarthy Castles of West Cork’ (including Kilbrittain Castle) on Wed night next, Oct 18th, at 8.00 pm in the Hall. All welcome, admission free.

Novena for the Holy Souls
Starting Nov 2nd, Feast of All Souls and ending on Thurs 10th November with Masses at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm each weekday. Special prayers and liturgy for those who died during the past year on Fri 43rd November and invitations will be delivered to bereaved families shortly.
Envelopes for the Novena Mass Offerings are available in the church porches this weekend.


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22nd October 2017 --
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - MISSION SUNDAY

Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Stations
For Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knopogue in the home of Kieran and Maureen Butler on Fri next, 27th October, at 8.00 pm.
Also:
Sat 4th Nov; Patjoe and Mary O’Brien
Fri 17th Nov; Denis and Ann Ahern
Fri 24th Nov: John and Mary Coughlan
I would like to hear from households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday night at 8:00 until further notice. All welcome. For further information please contact Sergio on 0870650253.

Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota
Available now in the sacristy and online.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Table Quiz, on Sat., 11th Nov in the Community Hall at 9.00pm. Proceeds to St. Joseph's Young Priests Soc. Questions by Barry O’Sullivan. All welcome.

World Meeting of Families 2018
Sacred Space

Parish Assembly has organised the setting up of a ‘Sacred Space’ in the church in line with recommendations from the Dioceses and with practice in many other parishes.

Cork Marriage Counselling Centre
Marriage, family, & individual counselling
Marriage preparation
Call 021-4275678 for help & guidance
Supported by the diocese of Cork & Ross, the Dept for Children, & the HSE

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 1st of November from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Novena for the Holy Souls
Starting Nov 2nd, Feast of All Souls and ending on Thurs 10th November with Masses at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm each weekday. Special prayers and liturgy for those who died during the past year on Fri 43rd November and invitations will be delivered to bereaved families shortly.
Envelopes for the Novena Mass Offerings are available in the church porches this weekend.


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