monthly bulletins 2013

January, February, March, May, June
and an Easter Bulletin from the Pastoral Area

Jan 2013

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin January 2013

Renewed and Revitalized byTerry Stead

..but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”Isaiah 40:31

A New Year has once again begun, which usually means we want to start afresh and hopefully do things differently this year.We have been rushing around both before and after Christmas, enjoying the company of family and friends and stressing out about all sorts of things which have nothing to do with Christ’s birth.
As children we counted down the days until that wonderful morning when we would awaken to presents and to the fun and laughter of all that day brings.As adults we count down the days, madly baking and buying last minute presents and cards to send to our many family and friends.After the celebrations have finished we cleaned up and wondered why we went to all that trouble as we are left tired and flat.

The above passage from Isaiah points out to us that if we have faith and hope in the Lord then we are able to draw on the strength and peace that only God can give as we start this New Year.
I used to think that this passage was just for saints and those who spent all their time working for the Lord, but over the years I have come to realize that it applies to all of us, no matter the reason for our tiredness and listlessness.
It could be that we have become weary from the days of endless stress at work or at home and all we feel like doing is crawling into our own shells and shutting the rest of the world out. Illness or family tensions leave us exhausted.
It could be through a feeling of loneliness or perhaps the opposite – too many people crowding in and making demands on us, that we simply want to stand up and say “enough is enough”.That is when God wraps us in His loving arms and lifts up our heads so we can face another day.

Prayer for the New Year:
Loving One, we awake to this new year, knowing that
You will be beside us and alive in us each moment of every day.
As this year unfolds give us the strength and the peace that
we need to keep going so that we may live a life of joy as
You so wish us to have.Thank you,
Lord, that every moment is a new beginning,
not just the start of a new year and help us to soar on
wings of eagles when we become weary.

Argideen Threshing Committee are holding a social/dance at Harrington’s Inn on Mon, night Jan 7. Music by Finbarr Dennehy. Proceeds to Cancer Research and Local Charities. Your support would be appreciated.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group have their next meeting on Mon. Jan 14 at 9pm in the hall. The annual night out to the Greyhound Track is Sat Jan. 26. Book a seat with Liz O’Connor.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meeting in the sacristy on Jan 15 at 8.00pm. The A.G.M. of the above will be held in the hall on Wed. Jan 23 at 8pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Kilbrittain Notes for the Southern Star: Any club in the parish with notes about any event please forward to Kathleen O’Neill Maryboro before 9pm on Mon night for inclusion in the Southern Star that week. These can also be left at Hennessy’s -Food store. Contact 023 8846167 or 086 2615392.

Congratulations to the pupils of Kilbrittain N.S. and Gurraneasig N.S. for their recent outstanding Christmas Concerts. Well done to all.

Kilbrittain Community Alert urge people to remain vigilant regarding callers or unusual activity.
Computer users be careful of requests for passwords, bank account numbers etc. Banks and official institutions do not ask for this information via computer.

Useful Help lines: 0761076940
(money advice and budgeting service)
Samaritans 1850609090
SouthDoc 1850335999

Useful dates for the coming month:
Epiphany of the Lord – Jan. 6
Baptism of the Lord – Jan. 12
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Jan. 18-25
World Day of Migrants and Refugees – Jan. 20
St. John Bosco (Patron Saint of Youth) – Jan. 31
St. Brigid – Feb. 1

Parish Bulletins can be viewed on the Parish Website.

Entries for February Bulletin to be submitted on or before Sunday January 27th.
Contact Denis 086 3580444 or email

Fr. John Heinhold 

Tuesday – Day off

Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm Sun. 10.30am
Weekday Mass Mon to Fri. excl. Tues. at 9.00am
Tuesday Morning Prayer 9.00am
Saturday Mass 10.00am
Confessions after Mass Sat. morning or by arrangement.
Baptisms Sunday 12.15pm or by arrangement .
Eucharistic Adoration: Monday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm -8.00pm
If you have an hour to spare every week and would like to join our Adoration Group just complete the following and return to the parish;


Name: _______________________________

Phone No: ________________________

Adoration time that suits me: Monday ________ Hour ____________

Wednesday ______ Hour ____________


Leaflet holders –
You will find The Sunday Letter Leaflet in the holders at each door of the church. Please feel free to take one home with you after mass.
There is also the weekly “LOOK” activity sheet for our Children in the holders. It is full of interesting things to do based on the readings for the Sunday Mass.

Feb 2013

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

February 2013

Lenten Season in this Year of Faith
Often when we are going to make a big decision or
make a big choice in our lives we take some time to reflect and prepare ourselves.
Jesus also spent time in the desert before he began his ministry. Christians observe this time of prayer and fasting in the season of Lent, a time of preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday- 13 February, when the ashes are placed on the foreheads of Christians, reminding them that they are beginning a time of prayer, “Repent and believe in the Gospel” and fasting,
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
For this Special Year of Faith why not join us during Lent for one of the many activities in our parish:

Daily Mass – Monday to Friday 9am. Saturday 10am
Weekend Mass – Saturday 8pm and Sunday 10.30am

A Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament between Mondays at 9am to 1pm and Wednesdays 2pm to 8pm in the Sacristy.
Stations of the Cross on Sundays at 8pm in the Church.
Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) on Thursdays at 8pm in the parish house.

Fr. John Heinhold 
Tuesday-Day off

Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm Sun. 10.30am

Weekday Mass Mon to Fri. excl. Tues. at 9.00am
Tuesday Morning Prayer 9.00am
Saturday Mass 10.00am

after Mass Sat. morning or by arrangement.

Sunday 12.15pm or by arrangement .

Eucharistic Adoration: Monday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm -8.00pm
If you have an hour to spare every week and would like to join our Adoration Group please contact Fr. John.

Leaflet holders 
have been put at each door of the church. Please collect your weekly leaflet and return after Mass.

Dates for you Diary:-
Presentation of the Lord Feb 2
Temperance Sunday Feb 10
World Day of the Sick Feb 11 Sacrament of the Sick at 9am Mass
Ash Wednesday Feb 13 Mass at 9am and 8pm
St. Valentine’s Day Feb 14
World Day of Prayer March 1

Stations of the Cross every Sunday at 8pm during Lent.

Lectio Divina takes place every Thurs. at 8pm in the Parish House. Lectio Divina is a method of prayer. It is simply reading the Gospel for the next Sunday, reflecting on what word of phrase may strike you. Asking oneself questions like; what gift does this passage lead me to ask from the Lord? Or what does this passage call me to do? We end with a prayer. Everyone is welcome whenever they can!

Kilbrittain Red Cross A.G.M. takes place on Mon. Feb 4 in the Clinic at 8pm.New members welcome.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group
 meeting in the hall on Mon. Feb. 11 at 9pm. New members welcome.

Colaiste Na Toirbhirte Parents Association
 are holding a Fundraiser in Bandon GAA Pavilion on Fri. Feb 8 at 8pm.Contact Jo Lynch 087 9524471 or Jen Maher 086 3006366.
There is also a talk on Adolescent Wellbeing on Mon Feb.18 at 8pm in Colaiste Na Toirbhirte. Dr. Sharon Lambert from Matt Talbot Services Cork will speak about drugs, alcohol and internet safety and other topics. All welcome. Admission free.

Kilbrittain N. S
. open night and enrolment of new pupils for Sept. 2013 takes place on Tues. Feb 12 from 7-8pm. Parents and children welcome. Phone 8849890.

Agrideen Threshing Committee
 are holding a Dance and Social in Harrington’s Inn on Feb 14 . Music by Patrick O’Sullivan.

Kilbrittain Ploughing Match
 will be held on Sun. Feb 17.

Parent Toddler Group
 meet in the hall on Mondays 9.45am-11.45am during school term. 0-5yrs. Adults €2 Children €1.

Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie Club
 held their AGM recently. Officers elected: Patron Fr. Hickey Timoleague, President Mary Brennan, Chair Peadar Murphy, Secretary Eimear O’Sullivan, Treasurer and Child Welfare Officer Mary Burke. PRO Kathleen O’Neill.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013
 – Young Adults Group 18-35yr olds.An invitation to come and see and be a helping hand. June11-16. Contact Sr. Karen 021 4537601.

Year of Faith – 
Leaflets on the Year of Faith are in the porches of the Church. Please bring one home with you to read at your own leisure.

Spring Stations 2013
: – Some Spring Stations have already been booked for Feb. and are to be completed by the end of May. Please contact Fr. John if you would like to host a Station.

Steps Collection
: Many Thanks to all who contributed so generously. Anybody who has not returned their envelope can do so at their own convenience.

Marriage Encounter Weekends
 – designed to enrich a couple’s relationship – are taking place during March. For further information 021 4381511.

Dr. Martin Lane
 will no longer be in attendance at the health centre on Thurs. evenings. Dr. Joanne Gaynor will continue to attend on Tues.from 2-3pm. Any queries to Millbrook Clinic 8841132.

Useful Nos:
 Public Health Nurse 8866925
Community Welfare Office 8866917
School Dentist 8866938

Catholic Schools Partnership – From Sunday 3 February leaflets about 10 frequently asked questions about Catholic Primary Schools will be in the Church. Please take one home to read at your own leisure.

Parish Assembly
 – In 2013 our Parish Assembly will have completed the term in office. Discussions have already begun on plans for the new parish assembly. More information will be forthcoming in our Parish Bulletins.

Parish Bulletins can be viewed on the Parish Website.

Entries for March Bulletin to be submitted on or before Sunday 24Feb.
Contact Denis 086 3580444 or email

March 2013

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin March 2013

One Lord, One Body, One People.

From Sunday the 3 March you will notice a white board on the right hand side of the sanctuary in the church, with the heading
‘Please Pray For’.
For the past nine months Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
continues in our parish on every Monday from 9am – 1pm and
every Wednesday form 2pm – 8pm.
The primary purpose of this adoration is that those who participate
“will intercede for the conversion of the parish and the ministry of its priest”
(Parish Constitution – The Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration).
As an attempt to make sure we are praying for the people in our parish and their intentions, you are invited to call to the church at your convenience
any time during the week, write your personal petition or intention on the yellow note tags provided and place your tag on the white board.
During the hours of Adoration your petition or intention will be
prayed for by the adorers during that week.
Then at the weekend masses the white board will be taken in procession, along with the gifts for mass, as part of the offertory.
The white board will then be cleared and replaced in the church, so new petitions and intentions can be prayed for during the coming week.

“In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success” (Prov. 3:6)

Fr. John Heinhold 
Tuesday – Day off

Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm Sun. 10.30am
Weekday Mass Mon to Fri. excl. Tues. at 9.00am
Tuesday Morning Prayer 9.00am
Saturday Mass 10.00am
Confessions after Mass Sat. morning or by arrangement.
Baptisms Sunday 12.15pm or by arrangement .

Eucharistic Adoration: Monday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm -8.00pm
If you have an hour to spare every week and would like to join
our Adoration Group please contact Fr. John.

Lectio Divina continues every Thurs. night at 8pm in the parish house.
All are welcome.

Stations of the Cross are held every Sun. evening at 8pm in the Church.
All are welcome

First Confessions: The first Penance for our Frist Holy Communion Children
will take place on Wed. 13 March at 7.00pm. All welcome.

Easter Reconciliation Service will take place on Mon. 25 at 8pm.
Details of Easter Ceremonies in next Bulletin out 23rd/24th March.

Holy Thursday Night Ceremony: If anybody is willing to participate
in the Washing of the Feet please contact 087 2437675.

Spring Station Mass: The station masses booked so far for the month of March are as follows:- Glendubh & Kilbrittain Townland – Grainne Barrett (Fri.1 March 8pm)
Ratharoon – Edward & Denise Sheehy (Tue. 5 March 8pm)
Burren – Philip & Betty O’ Connor (Wed 6 March 8pm)
Spring Station Mass: There are still a number of station areas
who have no host families so please if you are willing to
host a station mass this spring time, just make contact with the parish.

Dance/Social at Harrington’s Inn on Mon.March 4 in aid of Cancer Research and local Charities.Music by Declan Aungier.

Blood Donor Clinic 
at the Carlton Hotel Kinsale on Thurs. March 7 5pm-8.30pm.

Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie – Presentation of medals to Underage players takes place in the Munster Arms Hotel on Sat. March 9. Check with club officers for details.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group meet in the hall on Mon. March 11 at 9pm. New members welcome.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet in the sacristy on Tues. March 19 at 8pm. A bus is being organised for an evening of prayer in Myross Wood on Sun. March 24.
A Coffee morning will be held on Sun. April 7 in the hall after 10.30am Mass.

Kilbrittain Red Cross recently held their A.G.M. Officers elected: Chairperson Kitty O’Sullivan, Secretary Kay O’Brien,
Treasurer Kathleen Crowley P.R.O. Kathleen O’Neill. Unit Officer Kathleen Deasy.

Underage Fundraiser: A Boston Tea Party will be held on Sat. 23 March at 8pm in the hall. Adults only. Raffle on night.

Yvonne Ryves Barr na Re recently launched her book “Web of Life” It will be available in the shops shortly.

Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration invite you to their First Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sat. April 20 10am-5pm. Full day of workshops for adults and children and opportunities for Confession, Adoration and Mass. Two buses leave from Kilbrittain: 4.30am Depart from Kilbrittain, picking up in Ballinspittle, Kinsale Belgooly and Riverstick.
5.30am Depart from Kilbrittain, picking up in Bandon.
Both buses will stop on the journey for breakfast and dinner.
All inclusive price estimated at €55.00. Contact Majella McCarthy 8849842.

Seachtain na Gaeilge: celebrate the Irish language-
for ideas see March 4th-17th

World Book Day: March 7
International Women’s Day March 8
Mother’s Day March 10
St. Patrick’s Day March 17
Daffodil Day March 22nd

A Parish Mission: A short parish mission will be held in Bandon parish to mark the Year of Faith – from Wednesday 6 March to Friday 8 March. All are very welcome to attend.

Renewal of our Parish Assembly: At the end 2013 the sitting
Parish Assembly will have completed their term in office. We
soon will begin the process of nominations for our new parish

Training & Updating: Pastoral Area training for Baptism ministers and Funeral ministers will take place in the coming months (No date set). Please if you are interested in either of these ministries please contact the parish.

Parish Bulletins can be viewed on the Parish Website.

Entries for April\Easter Bulletin to be submitted on or before Sunday 17March.
Contact Denis 086 3580444

May 2013

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin May 2013

May is the month when Catholics traditionally focus on Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
The practice dates back at least 700 years and is still observed around the world today.
May is seen as the beginning of new life and the start of summer, in Europe, Asia, and North America, which makes this a logical time for the celebrations of Mary,
who brought life into the world.
This month of devotions in the church calendar is characterised by special hymns and the use of flowers on the May Altar,
which bring nature into the church, marking the beginning of new growth.
Our lady’s participation in the Paschal mystery and in Pentecost with which the church finds it’s beginnings can also be celebrated in May when we celebrate the
Frist Holy Communion of our children along with several Marian feast days in May, including Our Lady of Fatima/Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
Monday 13 and Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Friday 31st.

Legion of Mary will hold their meetings at the new time of 7.30pm every Monday in the Sacristy. New members welcome.
Rosary at the Grotto every Mon. night during May at 8.30pm. (Please note new time)
Kilbrittain Montessori Pre-School invite you to register your child during the coming week. Limited ECCE spaces left for Sept. 2013. Contact Emma 086 1720574 or Gill 086 8922174.
Argideen Threshing Committee is holding a social and dance on Bank Holiday Monday night May 6 at Harrington’s Inn. Music by Peter Burke.
Kilbrittain Red Cross is holding a meeting on Wed. May 8 at 9pm. New members welcome.
Pieta House Suicide Crisis Centre is holding a Darkness into Light 5K event on Sat. May 11 at 4am
Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group is holding a guided Herbal walk on Sun. May 12 at 2pm sharp at Ballinreeshig Nature Farm, Ballygarvan with Margie Lynch. Tea/Scones €10. All are very welcome. Please bring walking shoes, water, raingear/jacket and folding chair.
Annual Padre Pio Mass at Enniskeane Church on Thurs. May 23. at 8pm. All are welcome.
Kilbrittain Welfare annual sponsored walk in aid of Kilbrittain branch of the Red Cross will take place on Sun May 26 at 2pm from the chapel steps. Please come and support.
Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive Service is recruiting volunteers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in both C.U.H. and the Mercy Hospital Cork. The Cancer Society recruit and train volunteers and driver’s expenses are paid. Phone Gail 01 2310566 or email
Congratulations to Kilbrittain N.S. who recently won First Prize in the Walton’s Music for Schools Competition held in The National Concert Hall Dublin.
Well done to all.

Parish Bulletins can be viewed on the Parish Website.
Find us on facebook Google kilbrittain young people.
Entries for June Bulletin to be submitted on or before Sunday May 26.
Contact Denis 086 3580444 or email

The Year of Faith

Do you know what the year of Faith is?

Emeritus Pope Benedict has set aside a special year for Catholics throughout the world to rediscover, and share with others, the precious gift of Faith entrusted to the Church and the personal gift of faith that we have each received from God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Over the next number of months we hope to pose some questions and give some answers that may help people to know a little more about their faith. In the month of May we will celebrate Pentecost Sunday so:

What happened on Pentecost?
Fifty days after his Resurrection, the Lord sent the Holy Spirit down from heaven upon his disciples. The age of the Church began.

On Pentecost the Holy Spirit transformed fearful apostles into courageous witnesses to Christ. In a very short time, thousands had themselves baptized: it was the birthday of the Church. The miracle of the Languages on Pentecost show that the Church is there for all peoples from the very beginning: she is universal (=the Latin term for the Greek kat’holon, catholic) and missionary. She speaks to all, overcomes ethnic and linguistic barriers, and can be understood by all. To this day the Holy Spirit is the “soul” of the Church, the essential principle of her life.

What does the Holy Spirit do in my life?
The Holy Spirit makes me receptive to God; it teaches me to pray and helps me to be there for other.
St. Augustine calls the Holy Spirit “The quiet guest of our soul.”
Anyone who wants to sense its presence must be quiet. Often this Guest speaks very softly within us and with us, for instance, in the voice of our conscience or through other interior and exterior promptings. Being the “temple of the Holy Spirit” means being there, body and soul, for this Guest, for God in us.

(Taken from YOCAT-Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Fr. John Heinhold 

Tuesday Day off

Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm Sun. 10.30am
Weekday Mass Mon to Fri. excl. Tues. at 9.00am
Tuesday Morning Prayer 9.00am
Saturday Mass 10.00am
Confessions after Mass Sat. morning or by arrangement.
Baptisms Sunday 12.15pm or by arrangement .
Eucharistic Adoration: Monday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm -8.00pm
If you have an hour to spare every week and would like to join our Adoration Group please contact Fr. John.
Leaflet holders have been put at each door of the church.
Lectio Divina continues every Thurs. night at 8pm in the parish house. All are welcome.
May 12 Ascension of the Lord
May 15 Clashavanna Cemetery Mass at 8pm.
May 19 Pentecost Sunday
May 26 Holy Trinity Sunday
May 30 Exam Mass at 8pm.
May 31 Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary.
June 2 Corpus Christi

Parish Assembly 2013
: Would those who have not returned their Acceptance Forms please do so as soon as possible.

What is a Parish Assembly?
 It is a gathering of a cross-section of people from the Parish who together will begin to create a renewed experience of belonging and participating in the life of the Parish. The assembly is a collaborative body of laity, clergy who together participate in a formation process and together draw up a programme for the Parish and begin its implementation. The Parish Assembly will have a three-year term.

June 2013

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin June 2013
The Permanent Diaconate

Bishop John Buckley has issued a statement to the effect that he has decided to introduce the permanent diaconate in our diocese. Following the information sessions that were held throughout the diocese in 2010 Bishop Buckley has reflected on the observations made and believes that this is the opportune time to introduce this ancient order into the local church. In this, Bishop Buckley is following the practice of many countries that have done so over the past 50 years and, more recently, many Irish dioceses who have introduced the Diaconate. This development will be in tandem with the main pastoral thrust of the diocese which has seen the growing involvement of lay people in the leadership and life of our parishes. One of the deacon’s main functions will be to ensure that this development is consolidated.

The permanent deacon shares with the bishop and priest in the sacrament of orders. He can perform many of the functions currently associated with the priest, baptisms, weddings, funeral preaching. But, he drings the grace of his ordination to all aspects of his life and is expected to have a particular care for the poor. The diaconate is open to married and single men alike: married men must be at least 35 on applying; celibate men can be accepted at 25. The upper age limit is 63 at ordination. The preparation takes four years. It consists of an introductory year aimed at helping a candidate to discern if he has a vocation and a three year study programme with is approved by the Pontifical University at Maynooth. The introductory year will begin in September next and those interested should contact their local priest or the Diocesan Director of the Permanent Diaconate: Canon Bertie O’Mahony.

Ministry of Parish Catechist

Under the auspices of the Pastoral Development Office it is proposed to begin the training programme for this ministry in January 2014 here in Cork. This is a two years training programme which will include four days of lectures each year and five hours personal study per week, with assignments to be submitted. The course will lead to a qualification of a Certificate or Diploma. Following the training the successful candidates will be commissioned by the Diocese to become the Parish Catechist – a voluntary ministry working alongside and with the direction of the parish clergy in sacrament preparation with families. Information sessions will be held in the autumn prior to application and interview. Full details are available from your Parish Clergy.

Fr. John Heinhold 

Tuesday Day off

Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm Sun. 10.30am
Weekday Mass Mon to Fri. excl. Tues. at 9.00am
Tuesday Morning Prayer 9.00am
Saturday Mass 10.00am
Confessions after Mass Sat. morning or by arrangement.
Baptisms Sunday 12.15pm or by arrangement .

Eucharistic Adoration: Monday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm -8.00pm
If you have an hour to spare every week and would like to join our Adoration Group please contact Fr. John.
Our Perpetual Adoration Group will be One year in existence so there will be a mass of thanksgiving in the church on Friday 21 June at 8pm. A guest speaker Mr Denis Coffee will talk during the mass. Refreshments will follow the mass in the hall. ALL WELCOME.
Lectio Divina continues every Thurs. night at 8pm in the parish house. All are welcome.

Many thanks to the members of our out-going Parish Assembly for all their work over the past three years.

June 2 Corpus Christi
 – On this the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ the tradition of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the procession will until 8pm. This year being the Year of Faith you are asked to join Pope Francis from 4 – 5pm today for a silent adoration and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

June 7 Station mass in the Church for all the Station Areas that did not have a Spring Station on Friday the 7 June at 8pm.

June 12 Rathclaren Cemetery Mass at 8pm.

June 14/15 Sunflower Days in aid of the Hospice Foundation.

June 16 Father’s Day.

June 20 Feast Day of Blessed Irish Martyrs.

July 1 Frist Meeting of our New Parish Assembly- Parish Hall 8pm

 to Rev. Sean Crowley a native of Enniskeane parish (Parish Pastoral Area) who was ordained priest yesterday on the 1 June by Bishop Buckley in Enniskeane. We wish Fr. Sean every blessing in the future ministries.

Argideen Threshing Committee are holding a social and dance on Bank Holiday Monday night June 3 at Harrington’s Inn.Music by Finbarr Dennehy.
Dog Show Thur. June 20 at 7.30pm. All proceeds to Aid Cancer Research and Local Charities.

Gurraneasig NS are holding an open evening /enrolment on Friday June 7 at 2pm.

National Vigil for Life On Saturday June 8 3-4pm Merrion Sq. Dublin. The government intends to legalise abortion in July. In June the legalisation will be debated in the Dáil and Seanad, so early June is a crucial time to show the huge number of pro-life people all over Ireland strongly opposed to this. The Vigil will send a clear, positive message about safeguarding the lives of mothers and babies in pregnancy.
What can I do?
Come to the Vigil (posters will be provided on the day)
Spread the word to family, friends and anyone you know
Organise a bus yourself, or ask someone to organise one

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group are holding their annual walk on Mon. June 10 at 7.30pm from Timoleague Abbey to Courtmacsherry and back. Tea and sandwiches after at Charlie Madden’s Timoleague. Cost €5.00. Lifts available from Kilbrittain hall at 7.15pm.
Day Trip June 12 leaving the village at 8.30am visiting Glenilen Farm, Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Tragumna, and Union Hall Smoked Seafood Company. Cost €35.00 includes coach, entry fees and lunch. Contact Patsy 086 2355317, Suzanne 086 1564195.

Brendan and May Kearney invite you to a tea/coffee evening in their home on Fri. June 14 in memory of their son Justin. Proceeds to the Heart Education and Research Trust CUH.

Kilbrittain Family Fun Day takes place on Sun. June 16 from 2-6pm at the West Cork Secret. Proceeds to Kilbrittain Playground Fund.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet in the Sacristy on Tues. 18 at 8.30pm. Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sat. June 22. Bus leaves village at 6am and returns at 11.30pm approx.
Cost €55. Meals provided. Contact Gretta 086 3718674 or Maureen 021 4778218 before Sun. June 9.

TeenSpirit – A celebration of teen talent and Christian faith. The West Cork parishes project is based in Clonakilty and invite young people from youth groups, youth choirs/folk groups etc to join the TeenSpirit Choir. Enrolment of 14-17 age group is now open. .

Altar Society – Kilbrittain Altar Society is a group of women from the parish who volunteer their time to decorate the church with flowers throughout the year. Since they lost their annual church gate collection they are now struggling to fund the flowers so we would like to make an appeal on their behalf. If you have a flower garden and you would be willing to donate some of your flowers to the church or you would like to make a financial donation please contact Nan or Joan.

Kilbrittain Parish Family Picnic!
Bring and Share – Just bring along something to eat/drink and share with everyone.
Sunday 9 June at 2.30 to 4.30pm
The Parish House Grounds

All Welcome!
Bouncy Castle / Face Painting / Live Music
and lots of fun.

Parish Bulletins can be viewed on the Parish Website.

Entries for July Bulletin to be submitted on or before Sunday June 30 .
Contact Denis 086 3580444

Easter 2013 Pastoral Area

Parish Bulletin






Chrism Mass
The Blessing of Oils will take place in the Cathedral of St Mary and
St Anne, Cork on Holy Thursday at 10.00am. All welcome.

Holy Week Ceremonies in the Pastoral Area
Please Note: Easter vigil times may be different to usual vigil time in your area


Penitential Service at 7.30pm on Palm Sunday (with visiting priests)

: 28 March
No Morning Mass
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6.00pm and 7.30pm
Conducted Holy Hour 9.00pm – 10.00pm

: 29 March (A day of fast and abstinence)
10.15am Children’s Stations of the Cross
12noon Traditional Stations of the Cross
3.00pm Passion of Our Lord
5.00pm Stations of the Cross (Lady Chapel, Gaggin)
7.30pm Around the Cross… We gather

: 30 March
No Morning Mass at 9.30am and no baptisms at 4.00pm
Confessions from 11.00am – 2.00pm
Easter Vigil at 6.00pm and 8.00pm
(Please bring a container for holy water)

: 31 March
Mass at 9.00am in Gaggin 10.30am and 12noon in St Patrick’s Church

Tuesday 26 
7.30pm Service in Enniskeane (with visiting priests)
Wed March Mass)
: 28 March Mass of the Lord’s Supper5.00pm Castletown-Kenneigh 7.30pm Ahiohill and 7.30pm in Enniskeane followed by Holy Hour “Watch and Pray with Me”GOOD FRIDAY: 29 March (A day of fast and abstinence)
12 noon Ahiohill:? of the Cross & Confessions12-1pm Enniskeane Confessions3.00pm Castletown-Kenneigh: Stations of the Cross7.30pm Enniskeane: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with Holy Communion

: 30 March
12 noon – 1 pm Enniskeane Box)9.00pm Easter Vigil Mass9.00pm Easter Vigil MassEASTER SUNDAY: 31 March
10.30am Mass:? 12noon Mass: Enniskeane

: 28 March
Mass in Farnivane at 5.00pm
Mass of The Lords Supper in Newcestown at 8.00pm

GOOD FRIDAY: 29 March (A day of fast and abstinence)
Station of The Cross in Farnivane at 12noon.
Celebration of The Passion, Veneration of The Cross, Holy Communion in
Newcestown at 3.00pm
Prayer Around The Cross in Newcestown at 9.00pm

: 30 March
Easter Vigil at 8.00pm in Newcestown

Usual times


Penitential Service at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20 March (Fr. Foley SMA will Officiate) St. Mary’s Innishannon

: 28 March
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm (St. Patrick’s Upton) & 7.30pm (St. Mary’s Innishannon)
Holy Hour ‘Stay with Me’ immediately following Mass of the Lord’s Super

: 29 March (A day of fast and abstinence)
12noon Ecumenical Stations of the Cross (St. Mary’s & Christ Church Innishannon) & Prayer around the Cross (St. Patrick’s Upton)
3.00pm Mary’s Way of the Cross (St. Mary’s Innishannon)
7.30pm Celebration of the Passion, Veneration of The Cross, Holy Communion at 7pm (Upton)& at 7.30pm (Knockavilla)

Confessions from 11.00am – 12md (St. Mary’s Innishannon)
Confessions from 3-4pm (St. Patrick’s Knockavilla)
Easter Vigil at 8.00pm (St. Mary’s Innishannon) & at 9pm (St. Patrick’s Upton)

: 31 March
Mass at 10.00am (Knockavilla); 11am (Upton); 11.30am (Innishannon)

Monday 25 March Reconciliation Service at 8.00pm

HOLY THURSDAY: 28 MarchMass of the Lord’s Supper at – 8.00pmVigil before the Blessed Sacrament – After Mass to 11.00pm

GOOD FRIDAY: 29 March (A day of fast and abstinence)Stations of the Cross 10.00amPassion 3.00pm

HOLY SATURDAY: 30 MarchEaster Vigil 9.00pmEASTER SUNDAY: 31 March – Mass 10.30 amEASTER Monday: 1 April – 10.00am

6.00pm Bandon and Ahiohill
6.30pm Innishannon
7.30pm Bandon and Enniskeane
8.00pm Newcestown and Kilbrittain
9.00am Gaggin
9.30am Farnivane (or 9.00am, as announced locally)
10.00am Knockavilla
10.30am Bandon, Castletown-Kenneigh and Kilbrittain
11.00am St Patrick’s Upton
11.30am Innishannon
12noon Bandon, Enniskeane and Newcestown

Clergy of the Pastoral Area

 Very Rev. John Kingston 023 8841666
Rev. Myles McSweeney 023 8841666 (Pastoral Area Co-ordinator)

Enniskeane and Dessertserges: Very Rev. Tom Hayes 023 8847769

Kilbrittain: Rev. John Heinhold 023 8849637

Innishannon & Knockavilla: Very Rev. Finbarr Crowley 021 4701111

Murragh & Templemartin: Very Rev. Bernard Cotter 021 7438000

The Clergy of the Pastoral Area wish you a Happy Easter

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