BULLETINARCHIVE 2017

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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
29
30th Ord
November 05
31st Ord
12
32nd Ord
19
33rd Ord
26
Christ the King
December 03
1st Sun in Advent
10
2nd Sun in Advent
17
3rd Sun in Advent
24
4th Sun in Advent
31
Holy Family

 

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’ Societ
y
 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 amLectio 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 KilbrittainMASSES 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
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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 Wee
k
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.

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


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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.

Full schedule of churches, Masses and priests will be published next
week.


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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 We
ek
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/

awlyons


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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

We welcome Canon Kingston to Kilbrittain this Sunday at the
commencement of the new Summer Rota. 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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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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NEW CATHOLIC
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Established since May 2015 with the aid of the World Family of Radio
Maria, our modern studio is situated at the Red Cow Roundabout in
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and around the world. Our mission is to help spread the Gospel message
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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29th October 2017 —
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently Deceased
John O’Mahony, Maryboro, who died during the week.

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES
Monday: BANK HOLIDAY :Morning Mass: 10.00 am
Tuesday: VIGIL OF ALL SAINTS: Mass 8.00 pm
Wednesday: FEAST OF ALL SAINTS Mass 10.30 am
Thursday: COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS AND BEGINNING OF NOVENA;
Masses at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm
Friday: NOVENA AND MASS WITH THE BEREAVED;
Mass 9.00 am Mass with the bereaved: 8.00 pm. If you have had a bereavement since last Nov and have not been notified by post about this Mass, please get in touch with Fr Cremin to arrange for a remembrance candle on the night.
FIRST FRIDAY; Usual calls to sick and housebound this week.
Saturday: NOVENA AND SUNDAY VIGIL
Masses 10.00 am and 8.00 pm.
First Saturday devotions at 10.00 am Mass

Novena for the Holy Souls
Starting Thurs next, Nov 2nd, Feast of All Souls and ending on Fri 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 3rd. Envelopes for the Novena Mass Offerings are available for collectors.

Stations
For Burren in the home of Pat Joe and Mary O’Brien on Sat next, 4th Nov at 12.00 noon.
Also:
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 every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of November. Everyone welcome. Contact Bernie on 0877722673

Knitting Group
Meeting every Monday night, including this Bank Holiday Monday, in Patsy Nortridge’s kitchen. All welcome.

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns in Parish Hall on Wed Next, Nov 1st at 830 pm.

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

Kilbrittain Parents Association
Book Fair to be held on the 7th/8th/9th November in the Village Hall meeting room. Books will be available to view and purchase at the following times: 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Tues & Weds 7th/8th and 7-9pm Thurs 9th. Kilbrittain National School gets 60% of the value of the books sold, so please support.
KILBRITTAIN GAAJunior B sightseeing tour will take place on Sat Nov 4th. Bus leaving at 1.30 from village.

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

A Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory
O Lord, who are ever merciful and bounteous with your gifts, look down upon the suffering souls in purgatory. Remember not their offences and neglectfulness, but be mindful of your loving mercy, which is from all eternity. Cleanse them of their sins and fulfil their ardent desires that they may be made worthy to behold you face to face in your glory. May they soon be united with you and hear those blessed words which will call them to their heavenly home: “Come, blessed of My Father, take possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

Viatores Christi
Members of Viatores Christi will speak at both Masses this weekend. This is part of the Mission Outreach of the Dioceses. There will be a collection in the porches after Masses.


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5th November 2017 —
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently Deceased
Peter Curran, Kilbrittain, who died during the week.

Masses This Week
Novena:
Mon to Friday 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.

Saturday 10.00 am.

Children’s Mass
Next Sunday, 12th November for children up to Third Class.

Stations
For Granfeen in the home of Denis and Ann Ahern on Fri week next, 17th Nov at 18.00 pm.
For Bawnea and Clonbouig in the home of John and Mary Coughlan on Fri 24th November at 8.00 pm.
I would like to hear from any other households who are willing to take Stations during this Autumn.

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

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of November. Everyone welcome. Contact Bernie on 0877722673

Remembrance Ribbons
Kilbrittain Scouts Remembrance Ribbons. Remember your loved ones on Ribbon on the Village Rememberance Tree this Christmas. Ribbons available in all of the local shops. Donations please for the Red Cross and Kilbrittain Tidy Towns. Ribbons will be placed on the tree at the turning on of the Chrismas lights on December 8th.

Kilbrittain Parents Association
Book Fair to be held on Tuy to Thursday of this week, 7th/8th/9th November, in the Village Hall meeting room. Books will be available to view and purchase at the following times: 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Tues & Weds 7th/8th and 7-9pm Thurs 9th. Kilbrittain National School gets 60% of the value of the books sold, so please support.

Viatores Christi
Thanks for your generosity to Sally and Sheila who visited us from Viatores Christi last weekend. The collection amounted to €800.


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12th November 2017 —
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am.

Stations
For Granfeen in the home of Denis and Ann Ahern on Fri next, 17th Nov at 8.00 pm.
For Bawnea and Clonbouig in the home of John and Mary Coughlan on Fri week, 24th November at 8.00 pm.
GENERAL STATION
For areas which have not had a station this Autumn. Fri 1st December at 8.00 pm in the church.
Clashreagh, Killeens,
Knockanroe,
Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
Coolmain and Granassig
Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
Garrendruig
Glenduff
Granreigh and Glounavaud
Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
Knockbrown and Baurleigh
Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor agus Beag)
Ratharoon
Village

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of November. Everyone welcome. Contact Bernie on 0877722673

Remembrance Ribbons
Kilbrittain Scouts Remembrance Ribbons. Remember your loved ones on Ribbon on the Village Rememberance Tree this Christmas. Ribbons available in all of the local shops. Donations please for the Red Cross and Kilbrittain Tidy Towns. Ribbons will be placed on the tree at the turning on of the Chrismas lights on December 8th.

Community Alert AGM
Kilbrittain Community Alert A.G.M. to be held on Thursday Nov 16th at 8.30 pm in the Community Hall.
All are welcome.

Ladies Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 13th November at 8.30 pm. Guest speaker this month is a Florist from Ann Flowers, Bandon.. New members most welcome.

Diocese of Cork and Ross Vocation Discernment for men aged 18 to 40 who are thinking about priesthood. Monthly gatherings will take place at the Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane beginning on Wednesday 29th November from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Further information contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537603

Cork Scripture Group Workshop
The Gospel Call to Justice – a public workshop entitled ‘The Gospel Call to Justice’ presented by Fr Peter McVerry SJ on Saturday, November 25th 2017 from 10am -1pm in the Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork. All Welcome. Cost: €€10 (Booking essential). For information & booking: contact Cork Scripture Group at corkscripturegroup@gmail.com or 021-4295144 (Marian or Phil)

KILBRITTAIN GAA
A bus for the Night at The Dogs in Curaheen Park on 18th November, will be organised provided there is enough interest. Anyone interested in availing of the bus is asked to give their name to Marion 0868346124 or Oliver 0863855059 as soon as possible.
Lotto
The lotto jackpot of €15,600 was not won. €40 winners were Elanor & Sharon, Mary O’Donovan, Mgt O’Brien, Helen & Caroline O’Donovan, Denis Ryan. The jackpot for this weekend will be €15,800.

Lourdes Young Adult Helpers
11th to 16th June 2018 – 18 to 25 year olds
Now is the time to be thinking about volunteering. Volunteers contribute €350 to the cost of travel and accommodation with a further €400 per volunteer contributed by the Dioceses. This year, the number of first-time volunteers will be confined to 25 and therefore prospective candidates may have to be selected by interview, which will take place in March 2018. Closing date for entries is 28th Feb 2018.
Download PDF of Diocesan Brochure

Here are the Full details:

Cork and Ross Young Adult Helpers to lourdes 2018 (18 to 25 year olds.)

This year’s group of first time helpers will be confined to 25 young people from the age of 18 to 25 years.

Duties as a helper will include assisting in the hospital with the sick, and the staff. Other duties will include helping in the bedrooms, laundry, dining room and the kitchen as well as pushing wheelchairs and bringing the sick to all the ceremonies, and interacting with them during the five days of the pilgrimage.

We do ask that anyone volunteering as a helper must be of good health and not suffering from any illness or injuries. Due to the fact that the diocese contributes €400 towards the fare – we ask that helpers are practising Catholic who attend Mass on a weekly basis.

All helpers are being funded by a generous subsidy of €400 made possible from the Cork and Ross Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund – bringing what it costs the helper to just €350.
Booking forms are to be returned with a non-refundable deposit of €100 on or before the 28th February 2018.

Please note that the number of first time helpers this year will be limited to 25 people, and therefore interviews will take place in March at a date to be announced.

If you have any queries please contact Fr Charles Kiely on 021-4537603

Over the years Cork and Ross Lourdes Pilgrimage has
extended an invitation to all Young Adults (18-25 year olds) to consider giving five days to come to Lourdes and join the Diocese as helpers.

Walking in the footsteps of St Bernadette and sharing her storyand the message of t.ourdea,

Spending time in a spirit of faith with other like-minded young adults from across the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

Being of assistance to the sick pilgrims from Cork and Ross who travel on pilgrimage – some time will be spent pushing wheelchairs, assisting them at ceremonies, taking time with them.
All helpers will be on a rota, which allows for free time.

Participating in the prayer and liturgies of the Diocesan Pilgrimage.

The Young Adult Group stay at the Hotel Agena which is just a short walk from the Lourdes Shrine Domain.
Accommodation will be in twin bedded en-suite rooms, and the fare includes flights, all meals, coach transfers, travel insurance, and all other costs associated with participating in this group will be included in the price of €350 made possible by a generous subsidy of €400 from the Cork and Ross Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund. Fundraising is also possible
at parish level to further assist Young Adult Helpers with their fare.

In coming to Lourdes as a helper you are reminded that the work is not for the faint-hearted, and involves 100% commitment and dedication.

A Cork and Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes is first and foremost a journey of prayer and even detachment from our normal routine. In Lourdes we step back for a while to pause and reflect on our life’s journey
before God, to ponder and turn over in our minds and hearts the wonderful story of Mary’s appearance to Bernadette, and to ask their prayers and help in our efforts to live the Christian life at home work, college, parish, with our family and friends.


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19th November 2017 —
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am.

Church Painting
Painting of the interior of the church is expected to start this Wednesday. Morning Mass will not be affected this week but Wednesday afternoon’s Eucharistic Adoration will be cancelled.
The following week (26th to 30th Nov) I had planned to be away anyway so to ensure the painting gets finished there will be no Mass or Eucharastic Adoration all the week.

Stations
For Bawnea and Clonbouig in the home of John and Mary Coughlan on next Fri, 24th November at 8.00 pm.
For Farnagark, Rathclaren and Lisheenaleen in the home of Dermot and Ita Hayes on Fri week, 1st December at 8.00 pm.
GENERAL STATION
Note: This station has been brought back to Thurs night to facilitate the Farnagark station.
For areas which have not had a station this Autumn. Thurs 30th November at 8.00 pm in the church. Dues envelopes are available in the sacristy and in the porches.Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
Coolmain and Granassig
Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
Garrendruig
Glenduff
Granreigh and Glounavaud
Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
Knockbrown and Baurleigh
Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor agus Beag)
Ratharoon
Village

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of November. Everyone welcome. Contact Bernie on 0877722673

Remembrance Ribbons
Kilbrittain Scouts Remembrance Ribbons. Remember your loved ones on Ribbon on the Village Rememberance Tree this Christmas. Ribbons available in all of the local shops. Donations please for the Red Cross and Kilbrittain Tidy Towns. Ribbons will be placed on the tree at the turning on of the Chrismas lights after the Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass on December 7th.

Remembrance Mass
Families for whom doves were hung on the cross in the church may take the doves home to keep as of this weekend if they wish.

Bingo
In aid of Christmas Lights on Sun next, 26th December at 3.00 pm in the Hall.

Kilbrittain Underage GAA
The Annual General Meeting of Kilbrittain Underage GAA will be held on Wednesday 22nd November at 8pm in the meeting room of the community hall. All welcome and encouraged to attend

Teen Programme
Theresa Cronin has implemented a very successful programme for teens in Second Level schools around Cork city and Blaney, encouraging them to be more involved in the Church. She is now introducing programme to local parishes. Theresa will be in Kilbrittain Community Hall and, together with the Parish Assembly, is inviting all parents of teens 13-17 to come and view a short presentation on Wed night next, 22nd Nov at 7.30 pm. All welcome.

Tidy Towns Calendar on Sale
The Kilbrittain Tidy Towns Calender 2018 featuring photographs of the parish by local photographers is now available for sale in Hickeys Foodstore, The Post Office and The Creamery. Price €10.

Black Friday
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become a big shopping day. An alternative practice ‘Bright Friday’ on that day asks people to try to find special time for prayer, particularly praying for Christians who are suffering for their faith.
In an attempt to bring the initiative of “Bright Friday” to Cork the parish of SMA Wilton will host a day of Quiet Prayer on that day. We are offering to the shoppers in the adjacent shopping centre an option to pause and reflect on a day when shops can be “black with people” rushing around looking for bargains. Come when you can, and go when you wish. Open all day.

Rural Link Bus
Bus leaves the Village every Friday morning for Bandon. Anybody wanting to avail of the bus can contact Eileen at 023-8849878.
Rural Lotto:Lotto is drawn every two weeks, €2 per draw. This money is used for the maintenance of the busses. A huge thank you to the people who are supporting this draw, but we would welcome new members. Lotto results Nov 16th 4 – 7 – 14 – 20. €50 Clodagh Ahern, Granfeen; €30 Jim Pyburn, Bantry; €20 Margaret Coakley, Macroom. Next draw Nov 30th, Jackpot €5,850

Cork Scripture Group Workshop
The Gospel Call to Justice – a public workshop entitled ‘The Gospel Call to Justice’ presented by Fr Peter McVerry SJ on Saturday, November 25th 2017 from 10am -1pm in the Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork. All Welcome. Cost: €10 (Booking essential). For information & booking: contact Cork Scripture Group at corkscripturegroup@mail.com or 021-4295144 (Marian or Phil)


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26th November 2017 —
34th and Last Sunday in Ordinary Time – Christ the King
Masses This Week
Owing to the painting of the church, there will be no Mass until Thursday night.Eucharistic Adoration is also suspended for this Monday and Wednesday. I will also be absent until Wed night.Thursday (General Station) 8.00 pm.
Friday 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am.
FR MICHAEL O’MAHONY, COURCEYS, WILL BE HAPPY TO ATTEND TO ANY NEEDS PARISHIONERS WILL HAVE WHILE I’M AWAY. 021-477 8055

First Friday and First Saturday
Friday next is the First Friday of December. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made as usual. Final First Saturday devotions in honour of Our Lady of Fatima as the Centenary Year comes to a close. 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.

Stations
For Farnagark, Rathclaren and Lisheenaleen in the home of Dermot and Ita Hayes on Fri week, 1st December at 8.00 pm.
GENERAL STATION
Note: This station has been brought back to Thurs night to facilitate the Farnagark station.For areas which have not had a station this Autumn. Thurs next, 30th November, at 8.00 pm in the church.

Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
Coolmain and Granassig
Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
Garrendruig
Glenduff
Granreigh and Glounavaud
Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
Knockbrown and Baurleigh
Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor agus Beag)
Ratharoon
Village

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of November. Everyone welcome. Contact Bernie on 0877722673

Remembrance Ribbons
Kilbrittain Scouts Remembrance Ribbons. Remember your loved ones on a Ribbon on the Village Rememberance Tree this Christmas. Ribbons available in all of the local shops. Donations please for the Red Cross and Kilbrittain Tidy Towns. Ribbons will be placed on the tree at the turning on of the Chrismas lights after the Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass on December 7th.

Rememberance Mass
Families for whom doves were hung on the cross in the church may take the doves home to keep if they wish.

Bingo
In aid of Christmas Lights on this Sun, 26th November, at 3.00 pm in the Hall.

Tidy Towns Calendar on Sale
The Kilbrittain Tidy Towns Calender 2018 featuring photographs of the parish by local photographers is now available for sale in Hickeys Foodstore, The Post Office and The Creamery. Price €10.

Society of St Vincent de Paul
The annual St Vincent de Paul collection will be taken up at they Masses on Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec. Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated and we emphasise that all donations given are used in the Bandon and local parish communities. Also if you need help now or coming up to Christmas, phone 086-8255092 or write a note with your name and address and send it the the Shop in Weir St, Bandon, where it will be dealt with in confidentiality.

St Josephs Young Priests’ Society
A huge thanks to everybody who supported St Josephs Young Priests’ Society’s Table Quiz in Hall on 11th Nov; the sponsors of prizes, Barry O Sullivan MC and question organiser and all those who worked behind the scenes. A Happy and Holy Christmas to All our generous supportersAnam

Cara Parent Evening
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 6th of December 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.
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A RECENT EMAIL FROM FR JOHN HEINHOLD
It’s hard to believe I am back in Kenya over a month and a half. I finished my language course today so my head is full of Kiswahili. As you will know, with any language, the real work starts now as I have to take all that I learned and put it into practice. I hope and pray the people will be understanding! I plan to travel to Nakuru at the weekend to take up my new post. It’s all very different from Ireland but with the help of God, and your continued prayers, I will settle into the work and life here in Kenya again. I am so grateful to you all for the wonderful farewell you gave me that Sunday morning. It was so nice to see and catch up with so many. All I can say is thank you, it’s hard to express appropriately how important it is to me to know that I have you all praying for me in Kilbrttain. It gives me great courage and conciliation.
God willing I will be in contact again for Christmas. Thank you so much and lets keep each other in prayer.


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3rd December
First Sunday in Advent
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Fri next, 8th December. Vigil Mass Thurs at 8.00 pm. Mass of the Feast on Friday at 10.30 am. Pupils of Kilbrittain and Granassig National Schools will be attending Sunday’s Mass.

Other Masses This Week
Mon: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed and Thurs 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Journal Launch
The Kilbrittain Historical Society are delighted to announce the publication and launch of the third volume of their journal. The launch will take place in the community hall at 8:45 pm on Saturday Dec. 2nd. The book will be launched by Pat Canniffe of the Bandon Historical Society. Refreshments will be served on the night. All are very welcome to attend to support this celebration of Kilbrittain’s culture and heritage. We look forward to seeing you there. The book will be on sale at €10 per copy from local shops and bookshops in Bandon and Kinsale.

Remembrance Ribbons
Kilbrittain Scouts Remembrance Ribbons. Remember your loved ones on a Ribbon on the Village Rememberance Tree this Christmas. Ribbons available in all of the local shops. Donations please for the Red Cross and Kilbrittain Tidy Towns. Ribbons will be placed on the tree at the turning on of the Christmas lights after the Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass on December 7th.

Carol Services
This Sunday, Dec 3rd
, interfaith Carol Service in Trinity Church, Rathclaren at 7.30 pm.
Mon 11th December; Kilbrittain NS pupils Carol Service in Kilbrittain church.
Sunday Dec 17th, St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain, at 7.00 pm Carol Service on the theme of the Family and Ancestory of Jesus as we look forward to the World Meeting of Families in Ireland 2018.

Tidy Towns Calendar on Sale
The Kilbrittain Tidy Towns Calender 2018 featuring photographs of the parish by local photographers is now available for sale in Hickeys Foodstore, The Post Office and The Creamery. Price €10.

Society of St Vincent de Paul
The annual St Vincent de Paul collection will be taken up at they Masses on Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec. Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated and we emphasise that all donations given are used in the Bandon and local parish communities. Also if you need help now or coming up to Christmas, phone 086-8255092 or write a note with your name and address and send it the the Shop in Weir St, Bandon, where it will be dealt with in confidentiality.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
There will be a full club meeting in the community hall on Tuesday next at 8pm. Topics will include voting on County board officer-ships.
Lotto 04 – 09 – 14 – 32
There was no winner of the €16,100 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Cian O’Leary, Albert O’Donoghue, Lena O’Mahony, Theresa McCarthy, Robert Hayes. The jackpot for this weekend will be €16,200.

Anam Cara Parent Evening
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 6th of December 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.
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Prayer for Blessing an Advent Wreath
This week we begin the season of Advent, when the days grow short and darkness closes in. We are preparing to celebrate at Christmas the birth of Jesus, who is the light of the world. Let’s spend some quiet time being aware of the darkness and longing for the light. . . .
Lord God, bless this wreath and bless us as well. May this wreath remind us of the hope and joy that Jesus brings into the world. Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we light the candles of this wreath. May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation. May he come quickly and not delay. We ask this through Christ our Lord.


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10th December
Second Sunday in Advent
Masses This Week
Mon: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed,Thurs and Friday 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

CAROL SERVICES
Mon 11th December

Kilbrittain N.S. will hold their Christmas Carol Service this Monday night December 11th at 7 pm. All welcome.
Sunday Dec 17th,
St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain, at 7.00 pm Carol Service on the theme of the Family and Ancestory of Jesus as we look forward to the World Meeting of Families in Ireland 2018.

Lectio Divina
In Barleyfield each Thursday night in December at 8.00 pm. Contact Jim on 0868306312. All welcome.

Tidy Towns Calendar on Sale
The Kilbrittain Tidy Towns Calender 2018 featuring photographs of the parish by local photographers is now available for sale in Hickeys Foodstore, The Post Office and The Creamery. Price €10.

Society of St Vincent de Paul
The annual St Vincent de Paul collection will be taken up at they Masses on thia Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec. Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated and we emphasise that all donations given are used in the Bandon and local parish communities. Also if you need help now or coming up to Christmas, phone 086-8255092 or write a note with your name and address and send it the the Shop in Weir St, Bandon, where it will be dealt with in confidentiality.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Retreat.
Retreat to Moyross Woods Sunday 17th December. Times TBC. Seats to be booked with Cormac O’Connor on 087-6167835 or Denise (office) 023-8849196 before Friday 15th December.

Eucharistic Adoration
Usual Adoration this week: Mon 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Wed 2.00 to 8,00 pm.If road conditions are in any way unsafe this week or through the winter, do not feel obliged to take any risk in order to fulfil your hour.

Collection Envelopes.
Boxes of Sunday envelopes, together with Christmas Offering envelopes and parish calendar are ready for distribution now.
For 2018 we are including the Priest’s collection envelopes (Spring and Autumn Dues and Easter and Christmas collection) in the Sunday boxes in order to avoid four deliveries during the year. This is an experimental measure and if there is a poor level of use of these envelopes we will go back to the brown envelopes again.
If you have put your name on your Sunday envelope anytime in the past two years you will be given the same envelope number as before. Also for the first time this year we are giving personally-addressed boxes to any household who identified themselves on any brown envelope. If you would prefer that your number not be identifiable, please take a random box from the church porch to use instead.

PASTORAL AREA NEWS
The Priests of the Parishes of Bandon, Enniskeane, Newcestown and Kilbrittain have invited a number of people to step in, in the event of a priest becoming ill or being unavailable at short notice for weekend Masses.
This group of people have been trained to step in:
· To inform the congregation gathered where the next available mass will be celebrated.
· Facilitate the congregation present with the Liturgy of the Word and the reception of Holy Communion.
Advent Penance Services
Tue 19th Dec 7.30 pm Enniskeane
Wed 20th Dec 8.00 pm Newcestown
Thurs 21st Dec 7.30 pm Bandon


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17th December
Third Sunday in Advent — Gaudete Sunday
Masses This Week
Mon: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed,Thurs and Friday 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

CAROL SERVICE
Interfaith Carol Service this Sunday, Dec 17th, at 7.00 pm Carol Service on the theme of the Family and Ancestory of Jesus as we look forward to the World Meeting of Families in Ireland 2018.

CHRISTMAS LITURGIES
Masses:

Christmas Eve (Sunday next): Children’s Mass 6.00 pm; Night Mass 9.00 pm
Christmas Day: Mass of the Nativity 10.30 am
Tue 26th to Sat 30th: Morning Mass 11.00 am

CONFESSIONS
Kilbrittain

Before and after Masses this weekend.
Fri night from 7.00 pm
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat after morning Mass
Bandon
Sat 23rd:10.00am to 1.00 pm

PENANCE SERVICES
Enniskeane Tue 7.30
Newcestown Wed 8.00
Bandon Thursday 7.,30

Sr Daniel Marie (Anna) McCarthy, America and late of Ballycatten RIP
At this Sunday’s Mass we will be celebrating with pride the life and work of our fellow-parishioner who dedicated her life to God and who died recently.

Lectio Divina
In Barleyfield each Thursday night in December at 8.00 pm. Contact Jim on 0868306312. All welcome.
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Kilbrittain Historical Society
The journal of the Kilbrittain Historical Society is on sale at Hickey’s and the post office at 10 euros. It would make a perfect Christmas gift for any local people – or those who wish they were! No Kilbrittain home should be without a copy of this limited edition record of Kilbrittain’s fascinating heritage. Limited copies of last year’s volume are also available in the post office. Happy Christmas From the Kilbrittain Historical Society!

Tidy Towns Calendar on Sale
The Kilbrittain Tidy Towns Calender 2018 featuring photographs of the parish by local photographers is now available for sale in Hickeys Foodstore, The Post Office and The Creamery. Price €10.

Society of St Vincent de Paul
The special second collection last weekend for the local St Vincent de Paul Conference brought in a very generous €893.10. The St Vincent de Paul Society wishes to express its gratitude for this truly great collection which will be used to help the poor and needy in our area.

Rural Link Bus
Bus leaves the village every Friday morning at 10.00 am going to Bandon and returning at 2.15 pm. Anybody wishing to avail of this service contact Eileen Hayes (023-8849878)
Rural Lotto Results for 1st Dec
No winner. €50 Frank O’Mahony, Kilbrittain; €30 Jerry McCarthy, c/o Rural Link; €20 Sam Hayes, Kilbrittain. Next draw: Christmas draw on 20th December, Jackpot €6,000. Thanks to all for your continued support.

Puc Fada
The annual Puc Fada takes place on St Stephens Day morning with sign on from 10;30 to 12;00. Kilbrittain GAA would like to wish all parishioners a safe and happy Christmas.

Tractor Run
Annual Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on Sun 31st December (New Year’s Eve). Assembling in Kilbrittain village immediately after 10.30 Mass. Refreshments in the Hall for participants and spectators before and after the run.

Collection Envelopes
Boxes of Sunday envelopes, together with Christmas Offering envelopes and parish calendar are ready for distribution now.
For 2018 we are including the Priest’s collection envelopes (Spring and Autumn Dues and Easter and Christmas collection) in the Sunday boxes in order to avoid four deliveries during the year. This is an experimental measure and if there is a poor level of use of these envelopes we will go back to the brown envelopes again.
If you have put your name on your Sunday envelope anytime in the past two years you will be given the same envelope number as before. Also for the first time this year we are giving personally-addressed boxes to any household who identified themselves on any brown envelope. If you would prefer that your number not be identifiable, please take a random box from the church porch to use instead.


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24th December
Fourth Sunday in Adventand
25th December
CHRISTMAS DAY 2017

CHRISTMAS LITURGIES

Masses:
Christmas Eve (Sunday) :
Children’s Mass 6.00 pm;
Night Mass 9.00 pm
Christmas Day:
Mass of the Nativity 10.30 am

Tue 26th to Sat 30th:
Morning Mass 11.00 am

CONFESSIONS
Kilbrittain
Before and after Masses this weekend.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration for the next two weeks. Returning on Monday 8th January.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Please take note! Don’t forget the Puc Fada on St Stephens day, Sign in from 10:30 to 12:00 outside Crowleys Garage.
Lotto 10 – 17 – 30 – 31
Result: Jackpot €16,400. numbers drawn were 10, 17, 30, 31. There was no winner. €40 winners were: Padraig & Ciara, Donal Desmond, Elanor & Sharon, David Quinlan, Micheal Coleman. 5 extra Christmas €40 winners were Tom Collins (Newcestown), Donal Hurley, Liz O’Brien, Kieran Madden, Tadgh O’Mahony. The jackpot for the next draw will be €16,500 and it will take place on Wednesday 27th.

Tractor Run
Annual Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on Sun 31st December (New Year’s Eve). Assembling in Kilbrittain village immediately after 10.30 Mass. Refreshments in the Hall for participants and spectators before and after the run.

Anam Cara Parent Evening
Anam Cara, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 3rd of January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Clayton Hotel, Tivoli, Cork. Anam Cara Cork offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not.

Blood Donor Clinics Bandon
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The GAA Pavilion, Bandon on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 from 5pm to 8.30pm and on Wednesday 3rd January from 3pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm


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31st December 2017
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY
FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
Next Saturday, 6th January 2018. Vigil Mass Fri at 8.00 pm. Mass of the Feast on Sat at 10.30 am.

Weekday Masses
Monday to Friday at 10.00 am

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of January. There will be no scheduled calls to the sick and housebound but I’ll be happy to do any visits on request.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration for this coming week. Returning on Monday 8th January.

Tractor Run
Annual Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on Sun 31st December (New Year’s Eve). Assembling in Kilbrittain village immediately after 10.30 Mass. Refreshments in the Hall for participants and spectators before and after the run.

Anam Cara Parent Evening
Anam Cara, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 3rd of January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Clayton Hotel, Tivoli, Cork. Anam Cara Cork offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not.

Blood Donor Clinics Bandon
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The GAA Pavilion, Bandon on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 from 5pm to 8.30pm and on Wednesday 3rd January from 3pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm

 

 

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