MONTHLY BULLETINS 2011

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February 2011

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

February 2011

I asked God

I asked God to take away my bad habits.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a by product of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own! But I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said…Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.


Clergy

Fr Denis O’Leary Adm. Phone: 023 8843794 Mobile 086 2578065

Fr Myles McSweeney Phone: 023 8865067

Sunday Mass Times

Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm.
Morning 9.00am and 11.30am

Morning Prayer:

Monday to Thursday at 9.00am
Mass on Friday at 10.00am

Baptisms
Sunday: 12.15pm or by arrangement.


Baptisms:


We welcome into God’s family:
Olivia and Jessica dgts of Bertie and Julie O’Mahony, Baltinakin.
Olivia dgt of Frank and Veronica O’Shea, Knockbrown.

For in the one Spirit we are all baptised into the one body. (1 Cor. 12:13)

Marriages:

Congratulations to:
Ita O’Brien, Burren and Martin Flynn, Dungourney.
Madeline Harrington, Granfeen and Brian O’Sullivan, Waterfall.

My beloved is mine and I am his. (Song of songs 2:16)

Deaths:

We remember in our prayers:
Timothy Collins – Ratharoon.
John O’Connell – Barleyfield.
Timothy O’Mahony – The Village.

May they rest in peace.


Kilbrittain Folk Group
Practice every Tuesday at 8.00pm in the Church. New members welcome.

Adult Choir
Practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church. New members welcome.

St. Josephs Young Priests Society

A.G.M. was held in the hall on Monday January 24th. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Chris O’Donovan.The Adult Choir and the Folk Choir participated. Society members from neighbouring parishes attended. It is 21 years since the society was set up in the parish. To celebrate the event a special Cake was cut on the night.

Kilbrittain GAA Dinner Dance
will be held at the Carlton Hotel Kinsale on Saturday Feb. 12th at 8.00pm sharp. Tickets €40 Contact Marion on 086 8346124

Argideen Threshing Committee

are holding a dance and Social on St Valentine’s night Monday February 14th at Harrington’s Inn. Food served. Music by Laurence Campion. The most recent presentation of proceeds was held at the above venue on Friday January 28th. The Committee greatly appreciate your continued support for these worthy local causes.


Kilbrittain Ploughing Association
are holding the West Cork County Ploughing Match on Sunday February 27th at Bawnea.

Kilbrittain Community Alert
held their A.G.M. on Monday January 31st in the hall.

Officers returned:
Michael Twohig Chairman
Hugh Barry Secretary
Denis Collins Treasurer

Any enquiries regarding alarms contact any of the above.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group

meet on the second Monday night of every month at 9.00pm. A guest speaker attends. Next meeting Monday Feb. 14th. New members welcome. This group organise trips to the Opera House, Garden Centre, Greyhound Track, shopping to Dundrum, Rossmore Plays and Musicals, Day trips and Leisure Walks. They also organise Courses e.g. sewing and art.

Kilbrittain Red Cross

meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the clinic at 8.30pm. New members welcome. Members render First Aid at all parish events, and also participate in First Aid Courses.

Kilbrittain School Fundraising Concert

Thank You to all those who contributed their time, effort, and baking to the School Concert held in St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain on Friday January 7th.

Living Eucharist Today


A series of four evenings exploring the Mass and our lives today,
as part of our diocesan preparation for the Eucharistic Congress
in Ireland 2012 are being held at Myross Wood Retreat Centre
on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
The remaining dates are:
February 10th Jesus present in the Eucharist.
February 17th Jesus present in our living
For Bookings contact Anne Francis on 087 2282134

Pilgrimage Opportunities for Young People

Sr. Karen Kent Coordinator of Pastoral Development Cork and Ross Diocese sends details of two summer Pilgrimages for young people. “Come and see and be a helping hand” is an invitation to young adults 18-35 to join us travelling to Lourdes 11th -16th June. Share the story of Lourdes and assist with the sick pilgrims. Cost €550.00 Bookings: Sr Karen on 021 4537601

Scala Youth Ministry

is inviting 16-18 year olds to Taize and Annecy 12th -20th July to include 5 days with the Taize community in France. Cost €685.00 Bookings: Fr Noel Kehoe on 021 4358800

Sunday evenings of Lent, 8.00 p.m.

“Although God demands a whole heart, He will accept a broken one if He gets all the pieces.”

Mary Irving


Legion of Mary

The members of the Legion of Mary invite people to join them.They meet on Monday evenings at 8.00 p.m. in the Sacristy.Candidates interested in joining could approach Fr. John Heinhold, Spiritual Director, or any member of the Legion.


March 2011

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

March 2011

REFLECTION AS WE BEGIN LENT

FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING
PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for Mass
2. Turnip for meetings
3. Turnip to help one another

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE.
THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN
BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.


Clergy:

Fr John Heinhold Phone: 023 8849637 Mobile 087 1689292

We welcome Fr John Heinhold among us. Fr John is a member of the Kiltegan Fathers and is from Carrigaline. He spent a number of years ministering in Kenya, in Trukana and in Sudan. We hope he enjoys his time in Kilbrittain.

Sunday Mass Times
 Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm. Morning 9.00am and 11.30am

Morning Prayer:
 Monday to Friday at 9.00am

St Patrick’s Day Masses 
Wed. 16th at 8.00 pm Thurs. 17th at 9.00 am and 11.30am.

Baptisms 
Sunday: 12.15pm or by arrangement.


Priests of the Pastoral Area:


Fr John Kingston Innishannon 021 4775348
Fr Finbarr Crowley Newcestown 021 7438000
Fr Tom Hayes Enniskeane 023 8847769
Fr Denis O’Leary Bandon 023 8843794
Fr Myles McSweeney Bandon 023 8865067

Kilbrittain Folk Group

Practice every Tuesday at 8.00pm in the Church. New members welcome.


Adult Choir

Practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church. New members welcome.

Kilbrittain Legion of Mary

have for the past number of years sold the Irish Catholic paper in each of the Church porches. We have now decided to leave money boxes/baskets instead. We would appreciate if you would leave your money in these from now on.The Kilbrittain Presidium of the Legion of Mary are hosting a ceremony with Benediction in the Parish Church on Sunday March 20th at 3pm. Everybody welcome. Find us on facebook google ‘Kilbrittain Young People’.


March 6th World Temperance Day.

Kilbrittain Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
New members welcome.
Joan 8849644
Kathleen 8849748


Ash Wednesday

March 9th. Ashes available to take from Church from 10.30am. Mass at 8.00pm

First Penance

for children receiving First Holy Communion this year will take place on Tues. March 22nd 8.00pm. Everybody welcome to attend.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group

meet on the second Monday night of every month at 9.00pm. A guest speaker attends. Next meeting Monday March 14th. New members welcome.


Kilbrittain N.S.

are holding an enrolment evening in the school on Thurs. March 24th 7-8pm All are welcome to attend. Contact 023 4449890


Daffodil Day

Coffee morning in aid of Daffodil Day will be held in the hall on Sat. March 26th at 11.00am. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Kilbrittain Red Cross
meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the clinic at 8.30pm. New members welcome.

O’Connor Coaches

are again organising tours to Northern Ireland this summer. For information contact Cormac at 087 6167835 or 023 8849596 or email cormac@oconnor-coaches.com. Well worth considering!

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Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie Club


Training in school hall:
Under 12 Thurs. 6.30-7.30pm
Under 14 Tues. and Thurs 7.30-8.30pm
Under 16 Fri. 7.00-8.00pm

Congratulations to the members of the Camogie Club
who were presented with their medals at a very enjoyable function
in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon on Friday Feb. 25th.
Finbarr Lordan was awarded Club Person of the year.
Sinead Moloney Club Player of the year.
Áine Crowley, Caroline Murphy and Ailbhe Dowling (U14 Cork)
Megan O’Donovan and Lisa Moloney Cork Dev. Squad.

Kilbrittain Red Cross

held their A.G.M. recently.
In attendance were Cork Area Officers.
Officers elected for 2011 are:
Chairperson: Kitty O’Sullivan,
Vice Chair: Hannah O’Neill
Secretary: Kay O’Brien,
Treasurer: Kathleen Crowley
P.R.O. :Kathleen O’Neill,
Unit Officer: Kathleen Deasy

Long Service Certs were presented to the following:
40 yrs Hannah O’Neill, Josie O’Mahony, Mary Quinlan
30 yrs Dr. P. Michael, Sheila O’Connell, Kathleen Deasy
25 yrs Kitty O’Sullivan
15 yrs Kathleen O’Neill, Kathleen Crowley
10 yrs Kay O’Brien, Mary Coughlan
5 yrs Philip O’Connor

Tommy Fleming Concert


St Patrick’s Church Bandon is hosting a Concert
to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Church.
Renowned artist, Tommy Fleming will perform in the church
on Friday 29th April at 8.00pm.
It is anticipated that tickets at a cost of €30 will sell fast.
Proceeds from the concert will go to support local charities /organisations.
Tickets: Contact Liz on 086 2652872 also O’Donovan’s TV & Electrical, Bandon.
O’ Farrell’s Newsagent, Bandon.
Riverview Shopping Centre on the 16th April from 9am – 6pm


“Although God demands a whole heart, He will accept a broken one if He gets all the pieces.”

Mary Irving


April Bulletin

Entries for April Bulletin to be submitted on or before Sun Mar 27th to Denis 086 3580444 or email killeenskilbrittain@yahoo.ie


April 2011

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

April 2011

The Paschal Mystery

We are just three weeks away from celebrating the most important event
for all Christians, who follow the Latin Rite, throughout the world
to remember the Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For the past weeks we have been preparing ourselves, through our Lenten Fast,
for this great celebration.

We will begin our Easter Triduum on Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Last Supper.
At this supper on the night was betrayed, the Lord Jesus,
loving those who were his own in the world even to the end,
offered his body and blood to the Father under the appearance s of bread and wine
and gave them to the apostles to eat and drink.

On Good Friday morning we will recall the story of Jesus’ suffering and death
by following the Way of the Cross.
We also have the celebration of the Lord’s Passion when we will read
St. John’s account of the Passion and reflectively think about John’s emphasis
on Jesus’ obedience to the Father’s will. And the kingship of Jesus is asserted;
the the crucifixion is a victory, the hour of death is also the hour of triumph.
Christ gives his life. He is ‘lifted up’ on the cross,
but willingly, and only in order to enter into his glory,
a glory that is made visible even in this world to the confusion of unbelievers
and ending in the defeat of Satan once and for all’ (New Jerusalem Bible).

On Holy Saturday Night we will celebrate the Easter Vigil.
This is the night when the Church keeps vigil,
waiting for the resurrection of the Lord.
This Passover Vigil, in which the Hebrews kept watch for the Lord’s Passover
which was to free them from Slavery, prefigured the true Pasch of Christ
that was to come. For the resurrection of Christ,
in which he broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave,
is the foundation of our faith and hope and through Baptism and Confirmation
we are inserted into the paschal mystery of Christ, dying, buried
and raised with him, and with him we shall also reign.


Clergy:
Fr John Heinhold Phone: 023 8849637 Mobile 087 1689292

Sunday Mass Times

Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm. Morning 9.00am and 11.30am

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.


Easter Timetable

Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8.00 p.m.
Good Friday Way of the Cross at 10.00 a.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passio at 3.00 p.m.
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 8.30 p.m.

Do This in Momory Mass
The Mass will be held on Sunday 17th April at 11.30 a.m.

Spring Stations – 2011
Stations have already been held in Granfeen, Bawnea and Clonbogue
Stations to be held:
Friday 1st April Farnagark and Rathclaren
Saturday 9th April Kilshinihan
Saturday 21st MayRatharoon
Friday 3rd June Burren

Anybody not from the above areas but willing to host a station
please contact Fr. John.

It would be valuable to maintain this tradition.

St. Josephs Young Priests Society
invite you to an evening of prayer at Myross Wood at 3.00pm Sunday April 17th. Bus leaving village at 1.45pm

Invitation:
Lenten Faith Development Series: Myross Wood A series exploring the Gospel of Matthew will be held on Tuesdays, April 5th and 12th 8.00pm – 9.30pm led by Fr. Sean O’Sullivan, Marian and Phil Mortell, and Fr. John Newman. Saturday 16th April 10.00am-1.00pm A Reading of the Passion of Jesus with Fr. Sean O’Sullivan. Suggested donation €15 per session. Contact Anne Francis 087 2282134 abfrancis@eircom.net.

Kilbrittain Folk Group
Practice every Tuesday at 8.00pm in the Church. New members welcome.

Adult Choir
Practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church. New members welcome.


Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie Club


Training in school hall:
Under 10 Thursday nights in the School Hall.
Under 12 Thursday nights in the School Hall.
Under 14 Tuesday and Thursdays
Under 16 Friday in the Village pitch or Harbour View

Best of luck to Ailbhe Dowling, Áine Crowley, Sarah Burke,
Eileen O’Neill, and Niamh Butler
who travel to Thurles on Sunday 3rd April
to play in a Blitz for Cork.

Race Night in Kilbrittain Inn Friday 16th April at 9.00 p.m.


Kilbrittain Young at Heart
meet every Thursday in the hall 2.30pm-4.30pm. Thurs. 5th May in aid of Alzheimers. Please Support.

Mother’s Day Sunday 3rd April

Rural Transport Bus
goes to Bandon every Friday. Leaving village at 10.00am. Contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Alzheimers Tea Day
Bandon Town Hall Thurs. May 5th.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group
Held their A G M recently. Officers elected were;
Chair: Suzanne Shiels and Mary Fehilly
Secretary: Helen Ryan
Treasurer: Liz O’Connor
Next meeting Monday 11th April in the Hall at 9.00 p.m.

Kilbrittain Parents Association
are holding a Cake Sale in the hall on Sunday April 17th after 11.30 Mass. All donations of Baking welcome.

Gurraneasig National School

is holding a school fundraising sponsored 5 mile walk on Saturday 9th April. Registration at 1.00 p.m. in the Hall followed by walk at 2.00 p.m. Party and refreshments afterwards in the hall. Donations would be gratefully accepted on the day.

A dance
will be held in Harrington’s Inn on Easter Monday Apr. 25th Food served.

Mobile Library
Dates Fri. April 1,15,29. Church Car Park 10.30am Harbour View 12 noon.

Kilbrittain Whale:

Voluntary Work has started in creating a permanent home for the skeleton of the whale. Any help – be it ideas, labour, materials or donations welcome. Many thanks to Brendan Kearney and family for the temporary lodgings, FÁS workers and festival committee. Contact John Hickey 087 2567084.


May 2011

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

May 2011

The Easter Season.
The origins of the word “Easter” is not certain but probably drives from Estre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring. Most other languages follow the Greek term used by the early Christians: pascha, from the Hebrew pesach (Passover). The western churches celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox. The Easter season last 50 day, from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. It is the season of Joy, when we celebrate the fact that Jesus has risen. Easter should be the most openly joyful time of celebration of the church year. This season truly becomes a living expression of the hope that God has brought into the world through the death and resurrection of Jesus and we are called to bear witness to it.


Pastoral Area News.
As you may know there has been ongoing discussions about the reduction of priests that will be available for parish ministry in our pastoral area. The pastoral area coordinating group has been asked to present proposals for the reduction of the number of weekend masses. It has generally been accepted that each parish will be asked to reduce by one mass at the weekend. Our Parish Assembly are now interested in gathering the view of as many people as possible. So you are being ask to make your suggestions! Giving, that we here in Kilbrittain, will be asked to reduce from three masses (1 vigil mass and 2 on Sunday morning) to two altogether, how best can this be done? Which mass should stay or which should go? Do we have a vigil mass on Sat. and one mass on Sunday? At what times should the two masses be scheduled? Please put your suggestions in the box provided in the church by next Sunday 8th May.


St. Patricks Church



Fr. John Heinhold Adm.
Phone 023 8843794 Mobile 087 1689292



Tuesday Day off


Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: 
(Sat) 8.00pm
Morning 9.00am and 11.30

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:

Baptisms are celebrated on Sunday 12.15pm or by arrangement.

We would like to welcome:

Olivia Petriona O’Shea,
Sophie Jane O’Mahoney,
David Liam O’Sullivan,
Maireann Kenneely
and Joseph Christopher Fanning

into our Faith Community since the beginning of this year 2011


For in the one Spirit we are all baptised into the one body. (1 Cor. 12:13)


Deaths:

May They Rest In Peace

We would like to extend our sympathy to the families of

Eileen Hickey (the village)
May Donovan (Lehane) (Maryboro)

on their passing from this life into eternal rest with the Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.

God’s grace and mercy are with those he has chosen. (Wisdom 4:15)



Station Masses

There is a still a large number of areas who have no booking for station Mass. If anyone is willing to have a station mass in these areas please contact Fr. John this week. The final date for bookings will be Sunday 8th May.

Kilbrittain Folk Group
The Folk Group practices every Tuesday at 8.00pm in the Church . New members welcome.

Adult Choir
The choir practices practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church. in the Church . New members welcome.

St. Josephs Young Priests Society

St. Josephs Young Priests Society meeting in the Sacristy on Tues 17th May at 8.30pm. Thanks to all who travelled to Myross Wood Easter Retreat. Bus to Knock on Sat. June 25th Day pilgrimage. Names to any member of St. Josephs Maureen 021 4778218 Gretta 8849738. Collectors will call to houses for annual donations.

Cemetery Masses

Masses will be celebrated in the four cemeteries of the parish during the summer. The first of these Masses will be held on Wed. May 18th at 8.00pm at Clashavanna.

Mass will be celebrated for Junior and Leaving Cert. students on Fri.May 27th at 800pm. Please visit kilbrittain young people on face book.

Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary will hold Rosary and Hymns at the Grotto at 9pm every Monday night during May.

Trinity Well

Trinity Well is in the town land of Rathclaren and is the only parish Holy Well that we know of and is well maintained. The Rosary is said there on Trinity Sunday which is June 19th.


Do This In Memory Mass Sunday 8th May.

First Holy Communion.
First Holy Communion Mass will be held on Sat. May 14th. at 11.00am.

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Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group

will leave the hall at 7.20pm to meet at 7.30pm on Mon. May 9th at “The West Cork Secret” (Finbarr O’Mahony’s Garden Centre) for demonstrations/talk and light refreshments. All welcome.

Argideen Threshing Committee
Argideen Threshing Committee are holding a flower show in Harringtons Inn on Wed. 11th May.

Kilbrittain Young at Heart
meet every Thursday in the hall 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Alzheimers Tea Day
Thursday, 5th May in aid of Alzheimers. Please Support.

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Rural Transport Bus
Rural Bus goes to Bandon every Friday. leaving village at 10.00am. Contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Kilbrittain Macra
Are you interested in re-establishing Kilbrittain Macra? If so please come to the hall on Thurs. May 5th at 9.00pm.

Kilbrittain Young at Heart
Kilbrittain Young at Heart are holding an afternoon Tea Dance on Sun. May 15 in the hall. Proceeds to The Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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Daffodil Day
Daffodil Day Coffee Morning on March 26th raised Î1433.00. Thanks to all who contributed and helped on the day.

Trocaire
Daffodil Day Coffee Morning on March 26th raised Î1433.00. Trocaire Lenten Appeal has so far raised Î1290.00 Thanks to all who contributed.

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Camogie Club

Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie Club travelled to Ballinspittle for Feile on Sunday April 17th They won three matches but lost to Courceys in the final. The U16s won a league game against Tracton at Harbour View on April 18th. The Cork U14s recently travelled to Rathkeale for Limerick Camogie Blitz. Well done to all the above.Best of Luck to Aine Crowley Sarah Burke Eileen O’Neill and Ailbhe Dowling who travel to Clare Camogie Blitz on Monday May 2nd in Ennis.

Kilbrittain Scouts

102nd Kilbrittain Scout Troup are holding a fundraising Kayak Challenge from Innishannon to Kinsale on Sat. June 11. Entry fee Î25.00 per person. Entrants must be 16 or older. Contact Christine Barry 087 2467057.

The Courcey Chronicle

The Courcey Chronicle quarterly magazine is for sale in local shops with photos and articles of interest to Kilbrittain people.

Garrettstown Wood

Two way marked trails were opened to the public on Mon April 25th in Garrettstown wood .
For details garrettstownwood@gmail.com

Entries for June Bulletin to be submitted on or before Sun. May 29th Denis 086 3580444 or email killeenskilbrittain@yahoo.ie

First Friday Adoration


The Blessed Sacrament is on the Altar, in Kilbrittain Church each Friday 8 to 9pm
From Friday the 6th May Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held on the First Friday of every month for the Summer months. A review will take place in the month of September. Special prayers and Benediction will be held on Friday the 6th of May. All are welcome to attend.

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Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
New members welcome also Pioneer Magazine available Contact Joan 8849644 or Kathleen 8849748


June 2011

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

June 2011

A month of Sundays.
For the next four Sundays we will be celebrating the Feasts of the Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday and Corpus Christi.

The Ascension
 – The Feast itself commemorates when, on the fortieth day after His Resurrection, Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, and after blessing them and asking them to wait for the fulfilment of the promise of the Holy Spirit, He ascended into heaven.

Pentecost
 – Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). It is the 50th day after Easter (if we count both Easter and Pentecost), and it supplants the Jewish feast of Pentecost, which took place 50 days after the Passover and which celebrated the sealing of the Old Covenant on Mount Sinai. Trinity Sunday, also known as Holy Trinity Sunday, is celebrated a week after Pentecost Sunday in honour of the most fundamental of Christian beliefs—belief in the Holy Trinity. We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we can sum it up in the following formula: God is three Persons in one Nature. The three Persons of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—are all equally God, and They cannot be divided.

Corpus Christi
 – or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (as it is often called today), goes back to the 13th century, but it celebrates something far older: the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. While Holy Thursday is also a celebration of this mystery, the solemn nature of Holy Week, and the focus on Christ’s Passion on Good Friday, overshadows that aspect of Holy Thursday.



St. Patricks Church




Fr. John Heinhold Adm.
Phone 023 8843794 Mobile 087 1689292



Tuesday Day off



Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: 
(Sat) 8.00 p.m.
Morning 9.00 a.m. and 11.30

Weekday Mass: Mon to Fri. excl. Tues. at 9.00 a.m.
Tuesday: Morning Prayer 9.00 a.m.
Saturday: Mass 10.00 a.m.

Confessions after Mass Sat. morning or by arrangement.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament First Friday of every month

Baptisms:
Baptisms are celebrated on Sunday 12.15 p.m. or by arrangement.

Kilbrittain Folk Group
The Folk Group practices every Tuesday at 8.00pm in the Church . New members welcome.

Adult Choir
The choir practices practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church. in the Church . New members welcome.

Ascension of the Lord-World Communications Day Sun.June 5th.

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession will take place on Sun.June 26th after 11.30 Mass. A meeting to organise volunteers takes place on Thur. June 16th in the Parochial House at 9pm. A representative from each organisation in the parish is requested to attend.

Trinity Sunday
 June 19th. Rosary will be recited at Trinity Well Rathclaren at 8pm. It is the only known Holy Well in the parish.

Sunday June 19th is also Father’s Day.

Mass
 will be celebrated in Rathclaren Cemetery on Wed. June 15th at 8pm..

St. Josephs Young Priests Society

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will hold their meeting in the sacristy on Tues. June 21st at 8.30pm. St. Josephs National Retreat Day on Sat. 25th June in Knock Shrine. Bus leaves village at 6.00 a.m. for day pilgrimage.

Pre-Marriage Courses.
For further information contact NAOMI 119 Patrick St. Cork021 4272213.

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Kilbrittain Young at Heart meet every Thursday in the hall 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Rural Transport Bus
 goes to Bandon every Friday. leaving village at 10.00am. Contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Gurraneasig N.S. 
are participating in a beach clean up in Howe strand on Fri. June 10th. It also incorporates HB ice-cream day in aid of Down’s Syndrome Ireland. Congratulations to former pupil Harry Marquart (previously from Rathclaren) on winning Head Chef onTV3. Sports evening will be held on Wed. June 22nd at 7.30.

102nd Kilbrittain Scout
 Troup Fund Raising Kayak Challenge from Innishannon To Kinsale Sat. June 11th. Enquires Christine Barry 087 2467057 .

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Kilbrittain Festival Committee
will hold a Barn Dance on Sat. June 11 at Tony O’Mahony’s Cripple Hill. Contact 086 1785025
Strictly over 18s. ID required. Music by the Irish Weavers.

Kilbrittain Welfare Group

annual sponsored walk in aid Cystic Fibrosis takes place on Sun. June 12 at 2pm from the church. Please support.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group
meet on Mon. June 13th under Timoleague Abbey at 7.45pm sharp. Walk to Courtmacsherry and back. Light Refreshments on return. Contact Mary Fehilly 8849703.

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Brendan and May Kearney invite you to a Tea/Coffee evening in their home on Fri. June 17th from 7pm onwards in memory of their son Justin. proceeds to Heart Education and Research Trust Fund CUH.

Family Fun Day
 at West Cork Secret on Sun. June 5th from 2pm. free admission. Great day assured.


Kilbrittain Macra na Feirme

May saw the re-establishment of Kilbrittain Macra.
Officers elected:
Chairman John Flynn, Secretary Conor Kingston, Treasurer Declan Flynn, PRO Dinah O’Mahony.
Wishing you all the best! Next meeting Mon. June 27th in the hall at 9pm. New members welcome.

Camogie Club

Well done to the U14 Team that travelled to Killeagh on May 20th and were victorious after a close game. They also played Newcestown in a challenge and won. Best of luck to Aine Crowley, Ailbhe Dowling, Sarah Burke, Eileen O’Neill and Niamh Butler who travel to Mallow with Cork U14s this weekend for Blitz.

Unemployed?
 Avail of a part time Free Training Support Services programme, Skills Training options and job search support. Freefone 1800303356 or Tel Jobfit Blackpool Cork at 021 4211971 Email Cork@jobfit.ie


Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
New members welcome also Pioneer Magazine available Contact Joan 8849644 or Kathleen 8849748




July 2011

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

July 2011

Reflection on the Days of the Week


Monday – Wash Day
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity,
so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday – Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice,
I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday – Mending Day
O God, help me mend my ways
so I will not set a bad example for others.

Thursday – Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults
I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday – Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely
so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday – Cooking Day
Help me, my Saviour, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love
and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday – The Lord’s Day
O God, I have prepared my house for you.
Please come into my heart as my honoured guest
so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.

[Author Unknown]


St. Patricks Church




Fr. John Heinhold Adm.
Phone 023 8843794



Tuesday Day off



Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: 
(Sat) 8.00 p.m.
Morning 9.00 a.m. and 11.30

Weekday Mass: Mon to Fri. excl. Tues. at 9.00 a.m.
Tuesday: Morning Prayer 9.00 a.m.
Saturday: Mass 10.00 a.m.

Confessions after Mass Sat. morning or by arrangement.

Adoration
 of the Blessed Sacrament First Friday of every month

Baptisms:
Baptisms are celebrated on Sunday 12.15 p.m. or by arrangement.

Baptisms:

We welcome

David Lee Harrington (Maulnaskimlahane)
Keira Evelyn O’Mahony (Granreigh)
Caoimhe Teresa Ahern (Lissaphoola, Bandon)
Girvan John Coughlin (Ratharoon, Bandon)
Katie Síle Hallissey (Coolshinagh, Bandon)
Síofra Codd (Ballymore)
Fionn Thomas McDermott (Garranereagh)

into our Christian Community

For in the one Spirit we are all baptised into the one body. (1 Cor. 12:13)


Deaths:

Rest In Peace
We would like to extend our sympathy to the families of

Aidan Burke (Kilshinihan, Timoleague)
Mary O’ Donovan (Hackettstown)
Joe Barrett (Glenduff)

on the passing of their loved ones from this life into their eternal rest. RIP

God’s grace and mercy are with those he has chosen. (Wisdom 4:15)

A Station Mass will be held in the Church on Friday July 8th at 8pm for the following areas which did not have a Station Mass this spring: Ardnacrow, Cloundereen, Barleyfield, Clashavanna, Clashreagh, Coolmain, Cripple Hill, Garryndruig, Glenduff East, Granreigh, Knockbrown, Maryboro, The Village. Anybody who is interested in joining a rota to host a station can leave their names and telephone nos. in the suggestion box in the church.

Kilbrittain Parish
 family picnic will take place on Saturday July 16th in the grounds of the Parochial House from 2.30 – 4.30pm . Please bring and share and enjoy this family day out.

Mass
 will be celebrated at Currowrane Cemetery on Wednesday July 20th At 8pm. All welcome to attend.


St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society

would like to thank those who travelled to Knock on their annual pilgrimage Saturday June 25th. The Eucharistic Congress 2011 was celebrated by our four Archbishops and Papal Nuncio. Pilgrims came from the four Provincial Congresses 2011. Kilbrittain pilgrims brought back a special Blessed Candle imprinted with Eucharistic Congress logo. Fr. John lit this Candle at the Grotto during the Corpus Christi Procession. The 50th International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Ireland from June 10th to 17th, 2012 www.iec2012.ie

Kilbrittain Folk Group
The Folk Group practices every Tuesday at 8.00pm in the Church . New members welcome.

Adult Choir
The choir practices practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church. in the Church . New members welcome.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
On the First Friday of every month at 8.00 p.m.

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An Garda Siochana
have urged the public to be vigilant due to increased burglar activity. Beware of callers claiming to be gardai, officials or workmen (county council, ESB, etc).
Demand to see their official I.D.
Do not hand cash to strangers.
Always remember that Banks and official agencies do not look for passwords, balances or personal details over the phone.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group

outing to Kinsale on Saturday July 9th. Guided tour of Charles Fort, Tea/Coffee, Harbour Cruise, Dinner “Ghost Tour” through Kinsale. Bus leaving from the hall at 9.30am. Anyone interested contact
Liz O’Connor 087 2115152,
Mary Fehilly 086 7331992
Suzanne Shiels 086 1564195
Kathleen O’Neill 086 2615392

The Red Cross annual Church Gate Collection will take place on the weekend of Sat. 16th and Sun 17th July. Anyone interested in a First Aid Course for September please contact Kitty O’Sullivan 8846364, or Kay O’Brien 8849846 .

Camogie Club

Camogie Camp: Miriam Deasy will be holding a camogie camp on Monday July 4th to Thursday July 7th 10am – 1.30pm. Girls aged 6-14yrs Cost €20.00 Contact Miriam 087 9973307

Kilbrittain/Timoleague U14s had a great opportunity recently when they played in Pairc Ui Chaoimh at half time against Courceys at the Cork v Wexford Intermediate match. Well done to all.

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Argideen Vintage and Threshing committee will hold a vintage run Sunday July10th at Harrington’s Inn. Entries from 11am. Proceeds to A.C.T. and local hospitals.

Swim Week:
 Irish Water Safety swim week takes place on Monday July 11th at 10am at Garrylucas Beach . Contact Jo Moloney 8849804.

Summer Course:
 An intensive French summer course. R Revision 2nd and 3rd year, (15 hour programme) July 11th – 16th. Also 4th and 5th year 18th – 23rd July. Contact Myriam Collins 023 8844730.

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association New members welcome also Pioneer Magazine available
Contact Joan 8849644 or Kathleen 8849748



September 2011

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

September 2011

A new edition of the Roman Missal is being introduced later this year. But what is the Roman Missal? The term “Missal” refers to the book that contains all the prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass. The scripture readings used at Mass are also part of the Missal but are published separately in the “Lectionary.” The Missal is first written in Latin and this Latin text is then translated into the particular language of the people. In this way, while the Mass may be celebrated in many languages across the Roman Catholic world, it is the same core Latin text that is being prayed by the Church. In Ireland we have been using the current Missal since St. Patrick’s Day 1975. A new edition, the Third Edition of the Roman Missal, is coming into use in Ireland and in other English speaking countries in Autumn (The first Sunday of Advent) 2011. – Prepared by the Nation Centre of liturgy, Maynooth. To help us with this introduction the changes to the peoples responses and prayers will be introduced on the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of our year (11September 2011). The changes will appear on the Mass leaflets from that day. We will also have in the church available for all, the Congregational Cards with the changes in the people’s parts of the new edition of the Roman Missal.

Over time, we will become familiar with the changes but it will take time. We ask for the cooperation and patience of all in this time of transition.

Fr. John Heinhold
023 8849637 (House)
087 1689292 (Mobile)



Tuesday Day off

Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm
Morning 9.00am and 11.30

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.

Kilbrittain Folk Group practice every Tuesday at 8.00pm
in the Church. New members welcome

Adult Choir practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church. New members welcome .

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament First Friday of every month at 8pm.


Parish Bible Study:
Would you like to know more about the Bible? A basic introduction to the Bible will begin with an information night in the parish house on Wednesday 14 Sept. at 8.00pm. If you are interested come along!


Autumn Station Masses
: Ratharoon Station Area – Sat. 1 October in the home of John & Anne-Marie Galligan at 11.00am.
(Families interested in hosting a Autumn station Mass please contact Fr. John to fix a date).

Rest in Peace: We would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Dan Joe McCarthy (Maryborough) on his passing from this life to his eternal rest. RIP.

Baptism: We welcome Sinead Anna O’Neill (Maryborough)
and Evan Shane O’Mahony (Cloundreen, Timoleague) into our Christian Community.

Parish Assembly: The parish assembly will resume their monthly meetings on Monday 5 Sept. in the Parish House at 8.30pm

Church Cleaning :A Meeting will be held on Mon.Sept. 19 in the Sacristy at 9pm of the volunteers who clean the Church. New members would be especially welcome.

St. Josephs Young Priests Society will hold a meeting on Tuesday Sept. 20in the Sacristy at 8.30pm. New members welcome.

Feastday of Saint Finbarr Patron of Cork: Bishop Buckley invites people to join him in Gougane Barra on Sunday Sept. 25 where Mass will be celebrated at 3pm.

Legion of Mary Annual Pilgrimage to Knock on Sun. Sept. 25 leaving Bandon at 6.30am sharp. Breakfast and Evening Meal at the Clare Inn Hotel Ennis. Cost €55. See poster in Church for contact details.


Opera Classics 
will be performed in the Marquee in the grounds of Burren House on Sun. Sept. 4 by international soloists, the Chorus of Cork Opera and the City of Cork Male Voice Choir from 7pm to 9pm.
Proceeds to Marymount Hospice, Cork Simon, and local schools.

Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group will hold a meeting in the hall on Monday September 12 at 9pm. Guest Speaker will attend. New members are most welcome.

Kilbrittain Red Cross are organizing a First Aid Course starting in early September. Anyone interested please contact Kitty O’Sullivan 8846364 or Kay O’Brien 8849846 or any member of the Red Cross asap.

Kilbrittain Young at Heart will resume on Thurs. 15 Sept. from 2.30pm sharp to 4.30pm in the hall. New members welcome from 55yrs upwards. If transport is needed, the bus will collect.

Rural Transport Bus leaves the village every Friday at 10am travelling to Bandon. A Lotto is held every fortnight to help in the running of the bus at a cost of €2.00. For details of the Young at Heart and the Rural Bus contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie Club U14’s travelled to Riverstick to play Ballinhassig in the semi-final of the County A Championship. Well done to all the team on a great victory. We wish them well in the Final this weekend against Sarsfields. Well done to Aine, Ailbhe, Sarah, Eileen and Niamh who played with Cork U14’s in Thurles on Sat. Aug. 27.

Macra Na Feirme: The €20 Registration Fee for Macra Members is due to Declan Flynn or any member of Kilbrittain Macra.


Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

October 2011
Month of the Rosary.
The month of October is called the month of the Rosary. It is primarily do to the fact that the Feast
of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on Oct. 7th. Legend tells us that the Rosary as a form of
prayer was given to St. Dominic by Mary, the Mother of our Lord, as a aid in the conflicts with the
Albigensians. Then Pope St. Pius V introduced the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary to
commemorate the miraculous victory by the Christian forces in the battle of Lepanto on Oct 7th

  1. Pope John Paul II called the Rosary his favourite prayer, in which we can meditate with Mary
    upon the mysteries and events in the life of her Beloved Son Jesus. In this month of October, let us
    consider this beautiful prayer of the Rosary as a means that we too can use to draw closer to
    Jesus and meditate on the great mysteries of our Salvation.
    “Do this in memory” Programme. Parish Bulletin Insert 1 LEARNING ABOUT THE MASS
    WHY GO TO MASS?
    When you were baptised you became a member of God’s family and we call that the Church. You
    might think the church is just a building but the Church is also the name we give to the people who
    gather in the building. Without the people, the Church would be just another building. One of the
    most important things we do as part of God’s family is go to Mass

Fr. John Heinhold

Tuesday Day off
Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm Morning 9.00am and 11.30
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
Baptism: We welcome Ruby O’ Donovan (Kielnamaul, Kilbrittain) and
Callum Jack Hurley ( Silversprings, Bandon) and
Kian Lee Hayes (Meadow Veiw, Kilbrittain) and
Ava Maggie Deasy (Maulnaskimlahane, Bandon)
into our Christian Community.
Kilbrittain Folk Group practice every Tuesday at 8.00pm in the Church . New members welcome
Adult Choir practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church. New members welcome .
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament First Friday of every month at 8pm.
Up-date on Mass times: As you all know by now our mass times will be changing from January 2012. After
much consultation and discussions it looks like we will have the vigil mass on Saturday at 8.00pm and the
Sunday mass will be at 10.30am. These times will be confirmed at a later date.
St. Josephs Young Priests Society meet on Tues. 18th Oct. in Sacristy at 8.30pm. New members welcome.
Oct. 23rd Mission Sunday.

Kilbrittain Young at Heart sponsored walk takes place on Sun. Oct. 2nd from the Church at 2.30pm.
Proceeds to the Irish Heart Foundation.
Kilbrittain Young at Heart meet every Thurs. in the hall 2.30pm -4.30pm. Enjoy song, dance, chat and tea.
New members welcome.
Rural Transport Bus goes to Bandon every Friday leaving the village at 10.00am.
Avail of Rural Bus facility. A lotto is held once a fortnight to raise funds for the Rural Transport Bus. Tickets
€2. Please support this much appreciated facility. The Lotto draw will take place Thurs. Oct. 6th
.
The annual West Cork Rural Transport get together and tea dance takes place on Wed. Oct 19th in the
Parkway Hotel Dunmanway. Music by Kevin Mac Rural Transport available For further details on any of the
above contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.
Colaiste Na Toirbhirte are holding an open evening for prospective pupils and their parents on Thurs Oct. 6th at 7pm.


Argideen Threshing Committee are holding their 30th Annual Vintage Threshing on Sun. Oct. 9th at
Harringtons Inn from 2.00pm onwards.Threshing Dance to follow that night with music by Country Flavour.
Proceeds to Cancer Research and local hospitals. Your valued support has made this a successful event.
Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group will hold a meeting in the hall on Monday 10th Oct. at 9pm. Guest Speaker
will attend. New members are most welcome. An Arts and Crafts class will begin on Mon. 17th and Mon. 24th
Oct. at 8pm. There will be two nights in Nov. Contact Mary Fehilly 8849703.
Baby Massage classes will take place once a week for 5 weeks in a comfortable and relaxed environment .
Contact Annette Walsh, Knopogue Bandon -Certified Massage Instructor 087 9603642.
A warm welcome is extended to Mr. Edward McCarthy newly appointed Principal of Gurraneasig N.S. Best
Wishes to Mrs. Phil Deasy on her retirement.
Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie Club.
Congratulations to Kilbrittain/Timoleague U14s on winning the West Cork final on Sun. 18th Sept. Ailbhe
Dowling was presented with the John O’Mahony Cup.
Special thanks to Miriam Deasy, Kieran Butler and Paul Crowley who trained the girls over the last 12
months.
Best of Luck to Kilbrittain/Timoleague minors who beat Blarney in the county semi-final on Sun. 25th Sept.
and are through to the County Final against Carrigaline shortly and are also through to the Carbery Final.
Well done to the U16s who beat St. Vincents in the first round of the County recently.
Permits for Church Gate collections are issued by the Garda Superintendent’s Office in Bandon. This
includes a condition that collections are held a minimum of 25metres from the Church. It is expected that
collectors will adhere to this from now on.
An Garda Siochana have urged the public to be extra vigilant during this time of year. Demand to see I.D.
from callers claiming to be from Council, Garda, E.S.B etc.
Mobile Library calls every second Friday, Next calling on Oct. 14th- Church Car Park 10.30am,
Gurraneasig N.S. 11.00am Harbour View Platform 12noon.
Parish Bulletins can be viewed on the Parish Website
www.parish.kilbrittain.net
Find us on face book google kilbrittain young people.
Entries for Nov. Bulletin to be submitted on or before Sun 30th Oct.
Contact Denis 086 3580444


Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin
November 2011

The month of November is the annual reminder to remember, honour,
and celebrate the dead. On Nov 1 we remember All Saints, on Nov 2
we remember All Souls. Today these ancient observances are
overshadowed by Halloween, originally observed as the eve of All
Saints Day but now more known as a time of costumes, sweets, and
trick or treating. Yet the ritual of consciously remembering loved ones
who have passed is an important spiritual practice in all our lives. It
brings death into the context of our daily experience and reminds us
that dying is not the end.
This year on All Saints Day or All Souls Day, make a list of your
departed loved ones bring your list to the church and place it in the
basket on the sanctuary they will remain there for the month of
November. At home in you own personal space, find an object or
something that can be your remembrance for each of them as you go
about your daily life in the month ahead. This simple spiritual practice
becomes an expression of gratitude, wonder, and your continuing
love for those who have gone before us. We will continue the tradition
in our parish of having a novena of masses, See details on page 4 of
this bulletin. At each mass we will pray together the following prayer.
PRAYER FOR ALL THE DECEASED
God our Father,
Your power bring us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
And by Your command we return to you.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
Their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
Relatives and friends,
And for all the dead know to You alone.
In company of Christ,
Who died and now lives,
May they rejoice in Your kingdom,
Where all our tears are wiped away,
Unite us together again in one family,
To sing Your praise forever and ever. Amen
Fr. John Heinhold 087 1689292

Tuesday Day off
Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm
Morning 9.00am and 11.30
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.
Station Mass
Fri. 25th Nov. Station Mass at 8.00pm in the Church for the village
and areas that didn’t have an autumn station.
“Do this in memory of me” Mass will be on Sunday 20th Nov.
11.30am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take every Fri. at 8.00pm.
From January 2012
St. Josephs Young Priests Society meet on Tues. Nov. 15th in
Sacristy at 8.00pm. New
From the first Sun. of Advent the church collections of the previous
week will be announced to forward our efforts for accountability and
transparency.
Parish Calendars for 2012 will be made available to homes in the
parish along with the box of contribution envelopes for 2012, in early
December. Extra calendars will be on Sale in the Church.
Church Gate collections: It must once again be stressed that the
church has no control on the permits given under the – street and house
to house collection act, 1962-. However it must be stressed that
collections cannot take place within 25 metres of the Church entrances
as required by the permit issued by the Garda Superintendent’s Office.
To quote from No 16 of the collection permit, “ Collections will not be
taken up within a distance of 25 meters of all entrances to Church
property and prior notification must be given to the local clergy by
organisers of such a collection so as to avoid clashing with any
internal church collections.”
members welcome. Please note new time.
Argideen Threshing Committee are holding a social and dance on
Mon. Oct 31st at Argideen Haven. Music by Laurence Campion.
Kilbrittain Young at Heart meet every Thurs. in the hall 2.30pm
-4.30pm. Enjoy song, dance, chat and tea. New members welcome.
Avail of Rural Bus facility. A lotto is held once a fortnight to raise
funds for the Rural Transport Bus. Tickets €2.
Rural Transport Bus goes to Bandon every Friday leaving the village
at 10.00am.
A Tour will take place on Nov. 10th to Lisgriffin Gardens and
afterwards to Macroom . Bus leaving village at 10.30am.
For further details on any of the above contact Eileen Hayes 8849878/
087 2241039.
Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group : Craft classes continue 7th 14th
and 21st Nov. in the hall. Outing to Dundrum Sat. Nov. 26th. Bus
leaving from the village. For details of above contact Suzanne
8849916 or Mary 8849703.
Parish Youth Group Nov. activities in the hall. Wed 2nd Soccer,
Fri. 11th Tag Rugby, Fri. 25th Volleyball, Dec 3rd Shopping and
Cinema Trip. First years welcome to join in Nov. Cinema Trip open
only to members who have returned a completed parental consent
form.
Kilbrittain Hall Committee dance and social in the hall Fri. Nov.18th
Music by Peter Burke. All are welcome.
Kilbrittain Parents Association are holding their annual craft fair in
the hall on Sun. Nov. 20th 12.30pm – 5.00pm. Book a table from
Maeve Conlon 086 3823012.
Dance Classes are held in the hall on Tues. nights 8.30pm-10.30pm.
All are welcome.
Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie: Congratulations to the minor
players who beat Carrigaline to win the Evening Echo minor C county
final recently. Thanks to their trainers Alan, Seamus, Darragh, Finbarr
and Peadar. Best of Luck to the U13’s and U16’s who have important
games over the next few weeks.
‘You are not alone’ is a list of services that will help you with any
issues you have: Cork Counselling Centre, 7 Fr. Matthew Street Cork
Tel: 021 4274951- West Cork Youth Information Centre, North Main
Street Bandon Tel: 023 8844009. Loinnir- Support group for family
members bereaved by suicide, (Agnes) 023 8833297
Parish Bulletins can be viewed on the Parish Website.
www.parish.kilbrittain.net
Find us on face book google kilbrittain young people.
Entries for December Bulletin to be submitted on or
before Sunday Nov. 27th
Contact Denis 086 3580444


Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin
December 2011

Beginning the church’s liturgical year, Advent is the season leading up
to the celebration of Christmas. It is the time we are given to prepare
ourselves by reflecting on the Christ’s second coming at the end of
time as we celebrate the anniversary of the Lord’s birth at Christmas.
Here in Kilbrittain we started or preparations with the Jesse Tree. The
Jesse Tree is named from Isaiah 11:1 “A shoot will spring forth from
the stump of Jesse, and an branch from his roots.” It is the vehicle to
tell the story of God in the Old Testament, and to connect Advent
Season with the faithfulness of God across 4,000 years of history. The
Jesse Tree is therefore an appropriate symbol of Jesus Christ, who is
the revelation of the grace and faithfulness of God. Come and visit our
Jesse Tree and read more.
We also lit the first candle on our Advent Wreath. The symbolism of
the Advent wreath is beautiful. The wreath is made up of evergreens,
signifying continuous life. The circle of the wreath, which has no
beginning or end, symbolises the eternity of God, the immortality of
the soul, and the everlasting life found in Christ. The four candles
represent the four weeks of Advent. One tradition says that each candle
represents one thousand years, to sum to the 4.000 years from Adam
and Eve until the Birth of the Saviour. Three candles are purple and
one is rose. The purple candles symbolise prayer, penance, and
preparatory good work. The rose candle symbolise rejoicing as it is lit
on the third Sunday, know as Gaudete Sunday. One white candle
stands in the middle of the Advent wreath. It is lit on Christmas Eve to
symbolise Christ.
We also plan to have a Carol Service on Sunday the 11th December
at 8.00pm. There will be lots of singing of carols and many more
symbols used. All this is in preparation for the great feast of Christmas.
So
HAPPY CHRISTMAS ALL!


Fr. John Heinhold
Tuesday Day off


Sunday Mass Times
Vigil: (Sat) 8.00pm Morning 9.00am and 11.30am
Weekday Mass
Mon to Fri. excluding Tuesday
Tuesday Morning Prayer 9.00am
Saturday Mass 10.00am


Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary December 8th
.Vigil Mass Wednesday 7th at 8.00pm.
Thurursday 8th at 9.00am & 11.30am.
Feast of the Holy Family on Fri. 30th Dec.


Confessions after Mass Saturday morning or by arrangement.
Baptisms Sunday 12.15pm or by arrangement


Christmas Carol Service Sun 11th Dec. at 8pm in the Church.
Refreshments afterwards in the hall.


Christmas Mass Times:
Vigil Mass Sat. 24th (Christmas Eve) 10 pm;
Sun. 25th (Christmas Day) 9am and 11.30am.
Mon.26th (St. Stephen’s Day) 11am.


NEW MASS TIMES
FROM the 1ST JANUARY 2012

Vigil Mass every: Saturday 8.00pm
Sunday Mass every: Sunday 10.30am

Baptism:
We welcome Ruby O Donovan (Kielnamoul),
Callum Jack Hurley (Bandon),
Kian Lee Hayes (Meadow View),
Ava Maggie Deasy (Maulnaskimlahne)
Kate Hester Enright (Coolmain)
into our Christian Community.


May they Rest in Peace:
We would like to extend our sympathy to the family of
Lawrence Deasy (Cloundereen),
Maureen O’ Brien (London) and
Eileen Hurley (Baurleigh)
on their passing from this life to their eternal rest. R.I.P.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
First Friday of every month at 8pm.

Kilbrittain Folk Group practice every Tuesday at 8.00pm
in the Church . New members welcome
Adult Choir practice every Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Church.
New members welcome .


Gurraneasig NS will hold their Christmas Concert on Wed.
December 7th in the hall at 7pm.


Kilbrittain Ladies Social Group will hold their next meeting
on Mon. December 12th at 8pm. Guest Speaker will attend. It is
also a Christmas Party Night. New members always welcome.
Annual night out to the Greyhound Track on the last sat. in Jan.
Contact Mary 8849703 or Liz 8849742.


Upton Prayer Group celebrate 25 years together. Mass of
Thanksgiving will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Upton on Mon.
December 12th at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.
Contact Maureen Bowen 087 9850162.


St. Josephs Young Priests Society meet on Tues. December 13th
in Sacristy at 8.00pm. New members welcome.
Evening of Prayer for Christmas at Myross Wood on Sunday
December 18th at 3pm. Bus leaving village at 1.45pm.
A.G.M. and Mass will be held in the hall on January 25th at 8pm.
Kilbrittain NS Concert in the hall on Tuesday 13th and
Wednesday 14th at 7pm.


Brendan and May Kearney would like to thank all those who
contributed to their coffee evening in memory of their son Justin.
€2435.00 was raised in aid of the Heart Education and Research
Trust C.U.H. Thanks also to Barry Madden and the Festival
committee who raised €2280.00 with a vintage run.


Underage Officers:
Chairperson: – Sharon McSweeney.
Vice Chairperson: – Ger Hodge
Secretary:- Michelle O’Mahony
Assist. Secretary:- Susan O’Donovan
Treasurer:- Lisa Nixon
Assist. Treasurer:- Helen Butler
Liaison Officer:- Catherine Whelton
G.A.A Underage Foundation Course will be
held in the New Year. Details contact 086
8167401
Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie U16s beat Enniskeane in the
West Cork final recently. They lost the League County Final by
1 point to the Glen. Well done to this team and their trainers
Finbarr and Peadar for all their hard work over the last 12 mths.
Also well done to the Minors who won the West Cork on
Saturday November 26th. Thanks also to their trainers Alan,
Aidan and Seamus. Well done girls on a great year in the
Camogie Club.

Entries for January Bulletin to be submitted on or before
Tuesday 27th December.
Contact Denis 086 3580444

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