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New Year 2004

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

New Year 2004

Our Hopes
The beginning of the year is a time in which look forward in hope. The year gone will have been good for some and not for others. The good memory that we will all share is of the good weather we enjoyed throughout the year.
Kilbrittain has been in deep sadness so early this year and at the end of last year with so many particularly sad deaths. People have been very generous in their sympathy their help and their prayers. We must not forget but must continue to be conscious of those who have been bereaved not just now but over time. It is often said that time is a great healer but friendship and solidarity over that time is also very important. We all have memories of people who have been good to us. It is difficult to find hope in the midst of sadness yet the great symbol of hope for Christians is the symbol of the cross. From death to Life.
Our wish must be that the New Year will bring real peace, to our parish, to our own country, and to others in the world who do not know peace. Peace is the message of Christmas, yet that message is not just for a day or for a season but for all time. Our prayers and our lives are a contribution to that peace.


St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
The Society held their A. G. M. in the Community Hall on Wednesday January, 28th The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Cian O Sullivan who was ordained last June in Bandon. He is now Curate in Mahon. The money collected over the year from all our members amounted to €2450.00. This has been sent to head quarters and there it is used to help educate our men to become priests. This is a very generous sum from a parish the size of Kilbrittain. Thank you for your support and we will be calling to you again during 2004.

Catechetical Sunday
Sunday 8th February is a day to remind us of how we have come to learn about our Faith, to celebrate that faith and to strengthen our commitment to the Faith.
“Faith Alive” is the theme for that day.

Spring Stations
Friday 19th March: 
Philip and Leone Ward, Farnagark. 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 20th March: Michael and Marian Twohig Ballinakeen 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 27th March: Noreen Murphy Knockenroe 11.00 a.m.
Tuesday 30th March: Liam and Helan Ryan Burren 11.00 a.m.
Thursday 1st April: Mary O’Sullivan Kilshinihan 11.00 a.m.
Friday 2nd April: Denis and Ann Aherne, Harbour View. 8.00 p.m.
Wednesday 14th April: Bernie O’Regan, Ratharoon. 8.00 p.m.
Friday 30th April: Pat and Mai Murphy, Glendubh West. 8.00 p.m.

We had fifteen stations in all last Autumn. The tradition remains very strong in Kilbrittain. I would again encourage moderation in the hospitality.

Tom Riordan P.P.


Income and Expenditure 2003
Income
 €50,692.26
Expenditure €35,366.19
Credit Balance over the year €15,326.07
A sum of €56,665 held in a Term Deposit account and a strong credit balance last year means that we have just over €120.000 in total available for the work being done on the church. We will need to collect probably €55,000 in the coming special appeal in order to cover this work and remain in credit.
During the month of February collectors will be going around from house to house inviting you to contribute to the work being done on the church. They will deliver an envelope for the contribution and a letter explaining the need and an explanatory note about the possibility of getting tax benefit.

Dates for the Diary
Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday the 25th of February.
Confirmation Tuesday 2nd March
Celebration of First Penance; Tuesday 9th March
Parish Retreat; 23rd to 25th March
Good Friday, 9th April, Easter Sunday, 11th April
First Holy Communion Saturday 8th May

Prayer for Lent
A booklet “Walk with Me” prayers for each day of Lent, is on sale here at the church for €1. It is very suitable for family prayer or for those who want to share a moment of prayer each day during Lent.



Lent 2004

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

Lent 2004

Lent is what you do.
From the earliest times the Christian Church has seen Lent as “The Great Fast”. This is a time of assessment, atonement and of strengthening our will. It is a time of asking ourselves the hard questions; how am I living? where am I going? These questions need to lead to action and so we have the tradition of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Each of these is a way of reaching out to God and to our neighbour.
Lent is also the time of our Trocaire campaign. Conscious of the poverty and deprivation of others we link our fasting with contributing to their development. We become more conscious of the link between high standards of living and poverty. We look at the inequalities that are maintained by injustice.
The Lenten campaign run by Trocaire help to remind us that the need is there 365 days a year and that the development work goes on all the time. 70% of all Trocaire’s general funds go to ongoing development. This is their main work, but they step in to alleviate a crisis, such as the earthquakes or famine or the genocide of Rwanda.

Trocaire
Trocaire Boxes 
are available at the Church. It is a good idea to have the box in some prominent place in the house. What is saved by the Lenten Fast could be put into the box.
On Holy Thursday , the evening on which we celebrate the Last Supper, the Boxes will be brought to the Altar at the time of the Offerings.

Confirmation Day in Kilbrittain
The Confirmation celebration on Tuesday, 2nd March will begin at 11.00 a.m.
Archbishop Thomas White will confer the Sacrament on the candidates

First Penance
The children preparing to make their First Holy Communion this year
will celebrate the Sacrament of Penance
on Tuesday, 9th February at 8.00 p.m.

Lent Retreat
The Parish Pastoral Assembly are organising a “Three Day Retreat” from
Tuesday, 23rd March to Thursday, 25th March.
Fr. Gearóid Dullea will conduct the three nights.
He will follow a theme of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist.
The first two evenings will be in the context of
Evening Prayer of the Church,
on the final evening the Celebration of the Eucharist.
Keep a space in your calendar of events.


Dates for the Diary
Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday the 25th of February.
Confirmation Tuesday 2nd March
Celebration of First Penance; Tuesday 9th March
Parish Retreat; 23rd to 25th March
Good Friday, 9th April, Easter Sunday, 11th April
First Holy Communion Saturday 8th May

Prayer for Lent
A booklet “Walk with Me” prayers for each day of Lent, is on sale here at the church for €1.
It is very suitable for family prayer or for those who want to share a moment of prayer each day during Lent.

Notice Board

Deaths:
Noreen Whelton, Granfeen.
Jimmy O’Mahony, The Village.
Des McCarthy, Rathclaren
Tony Moloney, Granfeen.
Phil O’Shea, Ratharoon
Pat O’Sullivan, Ardacrow.
May D’Arcy, Hackettstown.

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


Holy Week 2004

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

Holy Week 2004

St. Patrick’s Church Kilbrittain

Fr. Tom Riordan P. P.

Phone 023 49637
Mobile 086 814 1134

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

Confession:
Saturday, 12.00 noon
7.30 p.m.

Baptisms:
Sunday, 12.15 p.m. or by arrangement.


Palm Sunday:

Blessing of Palms at the beginning of Masses

Wednesday: 7th April:
Penitential Service 8.00 p.m.

Holy Thursday:
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8.00 p.m.

Good Friday:
Stations of the Cross 12.00 noon
Celebration of the Passion 3.00 p.m.

Holy Saturday:

Easter Vigil 9.00 p.m.

Easter Sunday:
Masses: 9.00 a.m.; 11.30 a.m.
Lent Penitential Service

Kilbrittain Church,
Wednesday 7th April at 8.00 p.m.
There will be a ceremony of reading and reflection and contrition. Visiting priests will again come to give absolution as part of the ceremony. A fitting preparation to prepare for the Celebration of the Paschal Mystery.

Holy Week 2004

Were You There?
There is a popular hymn which asks “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” Maybe there are time when we feel “If only I were!” Yet even over time and distance the invitation is still issued to us. We are not there physically and at the precise time in the past, but we are invited into the event again each time we celebrate the Passion and Resurrection of the Lord in Holy Week. We do more than remember, we reach out to touch that event, to be with Jesus in his sufferings and his triumph, we let that event touch us at the depth of our spirit.

When we gather “around the cross” we must also reach out to those who suffer to day. We can reach out especially to those who accompany Jesus, the innocent who suffer because of the evil of others. Evil still prevails. There is still a need for people to reject evil even when it means sharing something of the fate of Jesus. The days of Holy Week are a challenge to us. We can accept something of that challenge by being present at the ceremonies.

On the Sundays of Lent we remember Jesus journey to Calvary as we pray the Stations of the Cross. This is a journey and a prayer we can make ourselves anytime as we go around the Stations in the Church. This prayer is also part of our Good Friday remembering.


Stations of the Cross
Sunday evenings of Lent, 8.00 p.m.



Spring Stations:
Tuesday 30th March: 
Liam and Helan Ryan Burren 11.00 a.m.
Thursday 1st April: Mary O’Sullivan Kilshinihan 11.00 a.m.
Friday 2nd April: Denis and Ann Aherne, Harbour View. 8.00 p.m.
Wednesday 14th April: Bernie O’Regan, Ratharoon. 8.00 p.m.
Friday 16th April: Pat and Mary Galvin, Clonbuig. 8.00 p.m.
Friday 30th April: Pat and Mai Murphy, Glendubh West. 8.00 p.m.
Our thanks to all those who hosted the Stations to date. Thank you also for your generous contributions to the Spring Dues.

Trocaire
Trocaire Boxes 
must be well filled by this. It would be very helpful if people counted the coins in the box and replace them with notes before handing the box in.
On Holy Thursday , the evening on which we celebrate the Last Supper, there will be Baskets before the Altar. Then at the time of the Offerings people may bring up their Trocaire Boxes to the Altar. We can then associate our Lenten offerings with Christ’s offering of himself to us in the Eucharist and for us on the Cross.
Information about Trocaire work around the world can be found on the Website. www.trocaire.org

Sunday Collection

Sunday 21st March €978.00The response to the collection for the Church Repair Fund has been very good. To date we have gone over the target figure and collected over €60,000.00. Some people have given and first contribution and promised more.


Good Friday
Good Friday
, the day on which we recall the Lords’ Passion, his sufferings, and his death on the cross is traditionally a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Fasting means we eat very moderately on that day, a main meal and just a snack otherwise. Abstinence means that we do not have meat at all on that day. Ash Wednesday is the other occasion in the year.


Good Friday Collection
There will be a collection in the church on Good Friday at the 3.00 p.m. ceremony for the Holy Places, in Jerusalem, Nazareth and around Israel. With tourism and pilgrimages all but suspended these places will need our support more that ever.

Notice Board

Retreat at Myross Wood
St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society
Tuesday 6th April
Bus leaving the Village at 6.45 p.m.,
Harrington’s Inn at 7.00 p.m.
Cost of the bus journey €7.00

“Spring into Summer
“How cooking can be fun” a demonstration by
Dianne Curtin, writer, food stylist and chef.
Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon
Wednesday 14th April, 8.00 p.m.

Proceeds to
Innishannon/Knockavilla Church Restoration
.


Summer 2004

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

Summer 2004

Pastoral Plans
Time; where does it go to? This time three years ago we were in the throes of developing the first Parish Pastoral Assembly. Elections had taken place and we were ‘counting the votes’ and getting ready for the preparatory meetings.
Those you have elected have planned and worked ever since and made improvements and differences in the parish. These have ranged over church, ecumenical and community aspects. Three different groups have worked independently and in cooperation with one another and a coordinating group has worked with all of them.
Now we are planning for a new Parish Pastoral Assembly. Voting papers together with area lists of eligible people will be distributed around the 17th of July. You willl be asked to vote for three people from your area, at least one of them a young person (between the ages of 18 and 28). The votes will be collected in your sealed envelope about two weeks later.
Once the new members are appointed a series of preparatory meetings will be held in the parish. These will be followed by a week end in Myross Wood to plan for the next three years. We are confident that the new people will develop their own vision, and build on the very good work that has been done over the last three years.
We thank all those who have given their time and energy to the parish through the Assembly for the last three years.

St. Patrick’s Church
Kilbrittain
Fr. Tom Riordan P. P.
Phone 023 49637
Mobile 086 814 1134

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

Confession:
Saturday, 12.00 noon 7.30 p.m.

Baptisms:
Sunday, 12.15 p.m. or by arrangement.



Deaths:

Lou O’Donovan, Coolmain
Mickie Nolan, Knoppogue.
God’s grace and mercy are with those he has chosen. (Wisdon 4:15)

Parish Pastoral Assembly

Parish Pastoral Group:
The Pastoral Group, which was elected at the Assembly weekend, is the co-ordinating body for the whole Assembly. One of the main tasks of this group has been to draft a Constitution for the Assembly. The Constitution was adopted at a plenary meeting of the Assembly in October 2003.
The group arrange for meetings of the full assembly. They arranged different kinds of gatherings, business, prayer and social occasions. Three members also act as a liaison with the working groups and attend their meetings.
They lost two members during the period, both of whom left the parish.
The group is now spearheading the planning for the upcoming elections and the preparation for the new Parish Pastoral Assembly.


Communications Group:
This group has initiated the Ecumenical dialogue which has resulted in the Church of Ireland and ourselves sharing Carol Services. On the First Sunday of Advent each year a group of parishioners joined in the Advent Carol Service in Rathclarin Church. On the Third Sunday the Church of Ireland people and others join in the Christmas Carol Service in Kilbrittain Church.
The group also initiated a Parish Website. This was set up early in 2002.

Enquiries about relatives who left Kilbrittain in the 19th century have come from right around the world.
Clubs and organisations from the parish are invited to put information on the website.


Faith and Liturgy Group:
This group’s aim is to create a greater sense of community and belonging and to help people to a deeper relationship with God.
In the Spring of 2002 the mission was held as a result of their work. This was very well attended both mornings and evenings. The reactions were very favourable. Then they organised a three day retreat in Lent 2004.
During the Novena for the Holy Souls a night was set aside for those who had died in the previous year. Relatives were invited to take an active part in this Mass.
A Mass was celebrated each May for the Junior and Leaving certificate students. These played an active part in the Mass.
This group has worked hard to encourage congregational singing at Mass, producing a Christmas Carol booklet.
They have been involved in planning the Carol Services. They were also involved in planning the prayer gatherings for the whole assembly.



Community Group:
This group has looked at a wide variety of community issues and met with a number of organisations.
They were instrumental in reactivating the Community Alert, setting a new group with its own officers.
They were also instrumental in getting the Kilbrittain Festival revitalised. After two years of hard work they got a committee to run the festival. Many of the group members were actively involved in the very successful festival which was held during the summer of 2003. They hope that the work will continue in to the future.
They also met with the Welfare group and those working towards a Childrens Playground with the offer of assistance. They are still are working on the possibility of getting a childrens playground established.


Autumn 2004

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

Autumn 2004

NEW BEGINNINGS
The sounds of children’s voices in the school yard let us know that the summer is behind us. Refreshed by warmth, a rest from work, fresh air and carefree days we settle back to routine.
There is something about September that is like a new year. For some back to school, for others a chance to look at interests or leisure opportunities coming into the winter months. There is a bewildering variety of opportunities to suit body and spirit. A new venture for “The young at heart” is beginning in the parish during the week.
Our admiration and thanks must go out to all those who get involved at the voluntary level in organising and running the many recreational events in the community. The summer has seen many very enjoyable outdoor activities from sports to festivals; the winter will have many indoor events. We wish well to all organisers and participants.
We also wish well to all those making a new beginning, from those in the junior infants right through to third level and to all who are in new jobs or new situations in life.

St. Patrick’s Church
Kilbrittain
Fr. Tom Riordan P. P.
Phone 023 49637
Mobile 086 814 1134

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

Confession:
Saturday, 12.00 noon 7.30 p.m.

Baptisms:
Sunday, 12.15 p.m. or by arrangement.

Justin Kearney, Kilbrittain Village.
God’s grace and mercy are with those he has chosen. (Wisdon 4:15)

Parish Pastoral Assembly
Elections for the Parish Pastoral Assembly were held in late Summer. There was a good response to the voting. Of those who were proposed thirty people have agreed to go on the new Assembly. This number includes seven people who were elected to serve for another three years. This will help to provide some continuity from one Assembly to the next.
There will be a series of familiarisation meetings during the month of September. After this there will be a weekend in Myross to plan for the next
It is appropriate to thank all those who have agreed to take part for the term ahead. It is also appropriate to express our thanks to those who have served for those pioneers who spearheaded the first assembly and served on it for three years. The fruit of their work has been enjoyed by the Parish.

Trocaire Collection for Darfur in the Sudan.

The collection taken in Kilbrittain Church, on the weekend of August 21/22 last came to €2420.00 in total
The people who went to Mass in the Diocese of Cork and Ross on that weekend donated over a quarter of a million Euro to the same cause; saving lives in Sudan.
By Wed 25th, the amount returned in the collection from the parishes of the diocese was €257,078.00

Young at Heart
The launch of this new group will take place on nest Thursday, 9th September at 2.30 p.m. at the Parish Hall. This will be a weekly social gathering for those of us who are in the 50+ age group. It promises to be entertaining and exciting, with lots of possibilities to suit everyone. So please come along and help this new adventure with your own ideas and suggestions
“No mountain too high”

Bereavement Support Group:
If you are grieving for someone you have lost, either through death or separation and you feel you would like help with your particular loss and pain, you may be interested in a course beginning on
Thursday 23rd September, in Clonakilty.
The course provides a supportive listening service and an opportunity to learn about the grieving process.
For more information contact Clonakilty Bereavement Support Group at
023-34637 or 023-34118 or 023-38927

Coláiste Brógáin Naofa
The College is offering a morning computer course for beginners.
No course fee, no books/materials to be purchased. Beginning mid-September.

Information; application forms from the school, 023-41120

or P.L.C. course Co-ordinator, Irene Houlihan, 023-41688


The Feast of St. Finbarr,
Patron Saint of the Diocese of Cork

is on Saturday 25th September
The Collection for the Education of students to the priesthood
and subvention to Maynooth College will be
taken in the Church on Sunday 26th September at all the Masses



October 2004

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

October 2004

Proclaim the Message
As the number of Irish Missionaries rapidly declines they are being replaced by fervent missionaries from the Young Churches. These more than ever, because of their poverty, need financial support as they strive to “Proclaim the Message”.
The Pope in his message for “Mission Sunday” asks the faithful to support the work “spiritually and materially so that through their contribution the proclamation of the Gospel may reach all the peoples of the earth”.
The Pope speaks of how the Eucharist we celebrate is a participation in the missionary work of the church. He says:
“Eucharist and Mission are inseparable. I invite you to live World Mission Sunday this year with a Eucharistic Spirit. The Eucharist builds the Church and the Church makes the Eucharist. The mission of the Church is a continuity of the Mission of Christ and draws spiritual energy from communion with his Body and Blood. The goal of the Eucharist is precisely communion of mankind with Christ, and in him, with the Father and the Holy Spirit. When we take part in the Eucharistic Sacrifice we understand more profoundly the universality of redemption, and consequently, the urgency of the Church’s mission with its programme which has its centre in Christ himself who is to be known, loved and imitated.”

St. Patrick’s Church
Kilbrittain
Fr. Tom Riordan P. P.
Phone 023 49637
Mobile 086 814 1134

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

Confession:
Saturday, 12.00 noon 7.30 p.m.

Baptisms:
Sunday, 12.15 p.m. or by arrangement.

Monday 25th October (Bank Holiday)
Mass 
at 11.00 a.m.

Feast of All Saints Mass Times:
Vigil, (Sunday) 8.00 p.m.
Morning, 9.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

Feast of All Souls Tuesday 2nd November 2003
Masses 9.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m.

First Sunday of Advent is on 28th of November


Mission Sunday, 24th October
The usual Collection for the Missions,
for the spread of the Faith in other countries,
will be taken in the Church on Saturday 23rd and
Sunday 24th October at all the Masses

Kilbrittain Parish Assembly
After four weekly meetings members of the Kilbrittain Parish Assembly met in Myross Wood Retreat House on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October. After a lot of discussion and consideration a “Vision Group” and three subgroups were formed. The Vision Group’s task is to co-ordinate the task of keeping the Vision alive.
The three subgroups have the task of addressing the following themes.
– Faith Development and Liturgy
– Community Involvement
– Caring for One Another
We invite all the parish to help, to participate and to support all we hope to achieve for our parish. There will be further information in future news letters.
Thank youParish Assembly,


 Preparation for the Sacraments 

A Meeting was held recently with the Parents of the First Communion Candidates, the Teachers and Fr. Riordan to discuss the programme and the children’s preparation for the Sacraments.
The Enrolment Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday 19th October,
at 8.00 p.m. in the Church.
First Penance will be on Tuesday 8th March 2004
First Communion on Saturday 7th May 2004


“MONASTIC EXPERIENCE” WEEKEND:

The Cistercian sisters at Glencairn, Co. Waterford, Ireland, invite single women, aged 22-40, to spend the weekend of Fri. 29 – Sun 31 October 2004 with them, to join in their prayer, worship and work, and to explore the possibility of monastic vocation. For details visit www.glencairnabbey.org, e-mail vocations@glencairnabbey.org, or contact Sr. Eleanor, St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, Co. Waterford, phone 058-56168, fax 058-56616.”



Deaths:
Fr. Paddy Aherne, late of Harbour View, died in Capetown, South Africa.
God’s grace and mercy are with those he has chosen. (Wisdon 4:15)

November Novena
The envelopes for the Novena of Masses are being distributed.
The Masses from the 2nd to the 10th of November are offered for those whom you wish to be remembered.
Masses on All Souls Day will be at 9.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. and for
the Novena will be at 8.00 p m. each week day and at
11.00 a.m. on Saturday.

On Friday, 5th November, we will remember especially those who died in the last year.
We will also remember especially those buried in the cemeteries of the parish on different evenings of the Novena:
Wednesday, Currarane;
Thursday, Clashavanna,
on the following Monday, Rathclaren;
Tuesday, Shanakiel; and
Wednesday the priests buried in the church grounds and past priests of the parish.



Advent 2004

Kilbrittain Parish Bulletin

Advent 2004

“As we wait in joyful hope”

Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and hope.
Waiting: We spend a lot of our life waiting, but Advent focuses our waiting. We are waiting to celebrate the Lord’s coming at Christmas and preparing to welcome him. We are waiting in joyful hope for his coming to take us to himself and we are more conscious of that at this time of the year. Each day is a day into which God comes, but at this time we can be more aware of the wonder of that daily coming, and more alert in welcoming what each day brings.
Conversion: Are any of us really happy about the way we live our lives? During Advent we hear many prophets calling people to conversion, to change their attitudes and so to change their way of life. John the Baptist is the one who stands out most for us. His call to conversion is also a call to accept the new way of God; “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand”.
Hope: We put our hope in the Lord who has come among us. We put our hope the what he has already won for us. We hope that his message and his grace will touch the people of the world and bring them to a new understanding. We hope for peace.

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Arrangements for Advent and Christmas 2004

Feast of the Immaculate Conception,
8th December,Mass Times:

Vigil,(Tuesday) 8.00 p.m.
Morning, 9.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

Ecumenical Carol Service Sunday,
19th December, 8.00 p.m.
Readings, Carol Singing, Prayer

Penitential Rite Wednesday,
22nd December, 8.00 p.m.

Visiting priests from the neighbouring parishes will attend to give absolution.

Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Day:
“Midnight Mass” 10.00 p.m.
Morning Masses 9.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

Sunday 26th December:
Feast of the Holy Family.

Morning, 9.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

There will be no Vigil Mass on Christmas Day

Times of Confessions: Saturday 18th 12.00 noon

The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord
is on Thursday, 6th January 2005, and is a Church Holiday


Deaths:
Michael McCarthy, Shanakiel.
Bunny Hurley, Ardacrow.
Christy O’Sullivan, Kilshinihan.
God’s grace and mercy are with those he has chosen. Wisdom 4:15)


Autumn Stations
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who hosted the Stations for the Autumn Season. We had only ten stations in all this time. The tradition has been strong in Kilbrittain. It would be a pity to see it weaken. I also thank you for your generous contributions for the station dues, and indeed for the contributions on other occasions. Tom Riordan P.P.

Parish Pastoral Assembly

Since the Parish Assembly’s weekend in Myross Wood the Vision Group and the three working groups have been reflecting on the way ahead for the three years ahead and would appreciate any suggestions for ideas and/or projects. They have also elected officers.
Vision Group: Chair: Pat McCarthy ( 086 8047701 )
Sec. Imelda Hurley ( 086 2769733 )

The following are the three groups:
Faith Development & Liturgy :
Chair; Teresa Barry,
Sec. Majella Mc Carthy.
Community Involvement:
Chair; Michael Coleman,
Sec. Rosena Murphy.

Listening & Caring: To be advised.

‘Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words and never stops at all’. Emily Dickenson

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Kilbrittain Craft Day

Kilbrittain Parish Hall on Sunday 28th November
from 2.00p.m. to 6.00.p.m.
Admission free.
All are welcome.

Hamilton High School, Bandon
are holding an open Day on Saturday,
4th December from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
All parents of boys in sixth class are invited to attend.

Innishannon Food Fair
Sunday 5th December
in The Hall 12.00 noon
Home made cakes, plum puddings, Jams,
chutneys and all kinds of culinary delights!

Proceeds to the Innishannon Church Refurbishment Fund.


St. Patrick’s Church
Kilbrittain

Fr. Tom Riordan P. P.
Phone 023 49637
Mobile 086 814 1134

Sunday Mass Times:

Vigil,(Sat) 8.00 p.m.
Morning, 9.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

Confession: Saturday, 12.00 noon 7.30 p.m.

Baptisms: Sunday, 12.15 p.m. or by arrangement.


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