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ARCHIVE OF WEEKLY BULLETINS 2016

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January 03 10 17 24 31
February 07 14 21 28
March 06 13 20 27
April 03 10 17 24
May 01 08 15 22 29
June 05 12 19 26
July 03 10 17 24 31
August 07 14 21 28
September 04 11 18 25
October 02 09 16 23 30
November 06 13 20 27
December 04 11 18 25

 

3rd January 2016 —
Second Sunday after Christmas
Feast of the Epiphany
Wednesday next, Jan 6th is the Feast of the Epiphany. Vigil Mass on Tue night at 8.00 pm. Mass of the Feast on Wed at 10.30 am.

Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No morning Mass.
Thursday and Fri: 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Eucharistic Adoration
No Eucharistic Adoration this week. Adoration resumes on Mon, Jan 11th.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina resumes on Thurs next, the 7th of January 2016. Held in Farnagark, every Thursday night at 8:00. For further detail, please call Majella on 087 796 5321.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
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otto 2 – 4 – 10 – 17

There was no winner of the €4,100 jackpot. €40 winners were Dan Joe Holland, Finbar & Therese Crowley, Ross Cashman, Liz O’Donovan, Dan O’Connell, Josephine & Jerry, M.W.D., Alan Healy & family, Raymond O’Leary, Madeliene & Brian. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €4,200.

IMPORTANT LITURGICAL DATES 2016:
Feb 10th: ASH WEDNESDAY
March 27th: EASTER SUNDAY
April 21st: CONFIRMATION
May 14th: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
May 18th: CLASHAVANNA CEMETERY MASS
May 22nd: ROSARY AT HOLY TRINITY WELL, FARNAGARK
June 15th: RATHCLAREN CEMETERY MASS
July 20th: CURROWRANE CEMETERY MASS
August 17th: KILBRITTAIN CEMETERY MASS
November 4th: MASS FOR THE BEREAVED
November 27th: FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT AND END OF JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY,

A Liturgical Commemoration of the 1916 Rising will be celebrated at a date yet to be decided.


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10th January 2016 —
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thursday & Fri: 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration resumes this week at the usual times.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina in Farnagark, every Thursday night at 8:00. For further detail, please call Majella on 087 796 5321.

Red Cross AGM
Kilbrittain Red Cross are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thurs next, 14th Jan at 8.00 pm in the Health Centre. New members welcome.

Ladies’ Club
Ladies Club meet in the hall, Monday Jan 11th @ 8.30 Guest speaker in attendance. Everyone welcome

Operation Transformation
Kilbrittain Parents’ Association Operation Transformation: The first night will be starting in the school halla on Thursday January 14th with a talk from dietician Irene Cronin in 6th class prefab at 8.30. Option to weigh in from 8pm. A walk is starting at the waterfall on Saturday 16th at 10.30am.

Kilbrittain Autism Tractor Run
The committee of Kilbrittain Autism Tractor Run would like to thank the people of Kilbrittain and surrounding areas along the route who supported and helped to make the Tractor Run a resounding success. We also appreciate the patience of all residents who were surrounded by tractors and hustle and bustle all morning. The good will, help and sense of community made this a memorable day for all, despite the terrible weather.
All money raised goes directly to Kilbrittain School Development Fund.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Date for the Diary

The Annual Golf Classic will take place on Friday 27th May in Bandon Golf Club.
Lotto 10 – 21- 29 – 31
The €4,200 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Mary P O’Brien, David Desmond, Noel Walsh, Maura McAuliffe, Des McCarthy. The jackpot for this weekend will be €4,300.

Poor Clares ‘Come and See’
“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon 2.00 – 4.30 p.m Sat. 6th Feb for women discerning a religious vocation. Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork. Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie
email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com

Pro-Life Talk
David Quinn of Iona Institute and Margaret Hickey of Family & Life will speak at a Pro Life talk in defence of the 8th Amendment chaired by Paddy Manning at the Silver Springs Hotel, Cork on Tuesday January 19th at 7:30pm in the Regency suite 2. All welcome!


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17th January 2016 —
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thursday & Fri: 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina in Farnagark, every Thursday night at 8:00. For further detail, please call Majella on 087 796 5321.

Eucharistic Ministers
Rota for January to June 2016 is available in the Sacristy now and online.

Weekday Ministers of the Word
Rota for January to April 2016 is being disrributed now and is also online.

Operation Transformation
Thanks to all who supported the first night of Operation Transformation which was a great success.There will be a walk on Monday morning January 18th at 9.30am, meeting at church steps. On Thursday 21st, there will be a fun bootcamp class for adults(€5) and students(€3) in the school halla at 8.30pm. An organised walk will be held on Saturday 23rd at 10.30am meeting at the waterfall again. Everyone welcome!

Kilbrittain Underage Social
Kilbrittain Underage will hold it’s social on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at 8pm, in the parish hall. Certificates to under 8’s,10’s, 12’s, and medals will be presented by a special guest. Refreshments afterwards. All welcome. Registration for 2016 will take place on Thursday 28th January at 7pm in the meeting room of the parish hall, forms will be available at the social.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
 Meeting in Sacristy on Wed 20th Jan at 8.00pm Pre-meeting adoration in church for vocations to the Priesthood 7-8pm
 St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Soc. AGM in the hall on Wed, 27th Jan, at 8.00pm. Mass followed with refreshments. All welcome
.

Tractor Run
Tractor Run at Bandon Mart on Sun 24th January. Registration at the Old Still €20. Proceeds in aid of St Peter’s Church Development Fund and Bandon Area Special Children,

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The underage ‘Boston Tea Party’ will take place on Saturday 9th April. More details at a later date.
Lotto
There was no winner of €4,300 jackpot. €40 winners were Damien Desmond, Micheal McCarthy, Michelle Fallon, Haulie O’Mahony, Susan Nyhan. The jackpot for this weekend will be €4,400.

Poor Clares ‘Come and See’
“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon 2.00 – 4.30 p.m Sat. 6th Feb for women discerning a religious vocation. Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork. Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie
email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com

Pro-Life Talk
David Quinn of Iona Institute and Margaret Hickey of Family & Life will speak at a Pro Life talk in defence of the 8th Amendment chaired by Paddy Manning at the Silver Springs Hotel, Cork on Tuesday January 19th at 7:30pm in the Regency suite 2. All welcome!

1916 Lectures
To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Chaplaincy in University College Cork is pleased to announce that it will be hosting of a series of lectures on the subject of ‘The Catholic church in Ireland and the revolutionary decade, 1912-1923.’ The talks, which will be delivered by Gabriel Doherty of the School of History, will take place over three successive weeks (Monday 25th January and 1st and 8th February), be of approximately one hour duration (starting at 6pm), and will take place in the Boole I lecture theatre. Following each lecture there will be an opportunity to meet and discuss the subject over tea and biscuits in the chaplaincy. Among the subjects to be addressed in the course of the lectures are the church’s engagement with the home rule crisis of 1912-14; its attitude towards the question of female suffrage; its role during the Dublin Lockout of 1913; the range of its response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of the First World War; the Church and the 1916 Rising; and its position on the wide variety of issues created by the campaign for independence 1919-21, the partition of Ireland in 1920-21, and the Civil War of 1922-23.

Vocations Evening
What is God calling you to in Life?
Married Life, Religious Life, Single Life, or priesthood?
You are invited to an informal discussion in
“The Crypt” in Dennehy’s Cross Church
on Tuesday 26th January at 7.30pm.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jer 1:5)


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24th January 2016 —
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thursday & Fri: 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Candlemas
Tue week, Feb 2nd, is the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas). Candles will be blessed at the Vigil Mass and Sunday Mass next weekend.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Soc AGM
St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society AGM in the hall on Wed, 27th Jan, at 8.00pm. Mass followed by refreshments. All welcome.
Lectio DivinaLectio Divina in Farnagark, every Thursday night at 8:00. For further details, please call Majella on 087 796 5321
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Operation Transformation
There will be a walk on Monday morning 25th and Wednesday morning 27th at 9.30am, meeting at church steps. There will also be a walk on Wednesday evening at 8pm in Bandon, meeting at Bandon GAA grounds. On Thursday 28th there will be a kids’ Tae Kwon Do class in the community hall from 7 to 8 (kids free) and a fun fitness class for adults(€5) and students(€3) in the school halla from 7.05 to 7.55pm. An organised walk will be held on Saturday 30th at the later time of 2pm, meeting at the waterfall again. Everyone welcome

Walking Leader Training Course

The Irish Heart Foundation, in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership and HSE Health Promotion, will run a Community Walking Leader Training Course, February 27th -28th in the West Lodge Hotel, Bantry Co. Cork. The training is primarily aimed at those wishing to lead a local walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training and a follow up 4-week leader task to try out your new walking leader skills. Irish Heart Foundation, HSE Health Promotion and the Irish Sports Council are subsidising the course and there is a nominal fee of €50 which will cover your training, materials and two lunches. The course will run on Saturday February 27th , 9am-5pm and Sunday February 28th 9am-2.00pm.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Underage Registration

Registration for 2016 will take place on Thursday 28th in the meeting room of the parish hall from 7-8pm.

Poor Clares ‘Come and See’
“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon 2.00 – 4.30 p.m Sat. 6th Feb for women discerning a religious vocation. Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork. Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie
email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com

1916 Lectures
To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Chaplaincy in University College Cork is pleased to announce that it will be hosting of a series of lectures on the subject of ‘The Catholic church in Ireland and the revolutionary decade, 1912-1923.’ The talks, which will be delivered by Gabriel Doherty of the School of History, will take place over three successive weeks (Monday 25th January and 1st and 8th February), be of approximately one hour duration (starting at 6pm), and will take place in the Boole I lecture theatre. Following each lecture there will be an opportunity to meet and discuss the subject over tea and biscuits in the chaplaincy. Among the subjects to be addressed in the course of the lectures are the church’s engagement with the home rule crisis of 1912-14; its attitude towards the question of female suffrage; its role during the Dublin Lockout of 1913; the range of its response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of the First World War; the Church and the 1916 Rising; and its position on the wide variety of issues created by the campaign for independence 1919-21, the partition of Ireland in 1920-21, and the Civil War of 1922-23.

Vocations Evening
What is God calling you to in Life?
Married Life, Religious Life, Single Life, or priesthood?
You are invited to an informal discussion in
“The Crypt” in Dennehy’s Cross Church
on Tuesday 26th January at 7.30pm.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jer 1:5)


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31st January 2016 —
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thursday & Fri: 9.00 am.
Sat 10.00 am.

Candlemas
Tue next, Feb 2nd, is the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas). Candles will be blessed at the Vigil Mass and Sunday Mass next weekend.

St Blaise
Wed next, Feb 3rd, is the Feast of St Blaise. Throats will be blessed at this weekend’s Masses and after Mass on Wed morning.

First Friday
Friday next. Usual Calls will be made.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield for the month of February, every Thursday night at 8:00. Everyone is welcome. For more info please contact Jim on 086 830 6312

Operation Transformation
Usual Monday and Wednesday morning walks will take place on 1st and 3rd at 9.30am, meeting at church steps. Please note this week’s class is on Monday instead of Thursday from 7 to 8pm – Pam Skinner will hold a yoga class for adults(€5) and students(€3) in the school halla and at the same time, Simon Skinner will hold kids yoga in the community hall (free). There will also be a walk on Wednesday evening at 8pm in Bandon meeting at Bandon GAA grounds. The weekly Saturday walk will be held on the 6th at the 2pm meeting at the waterfall!.
Everyone welcome!

Walking Leader Training Course
The Irish Heart Foundation, in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership and HSE Health Promotion, will run a Community Walking Leader Training Course, February 27th -28th in the West Lodge Hotel, Bantry Co. Cork. The training is primarily aimed at those wishing to lead a local walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training and a follow up 4-week leader task to try out your new walking leader skills. Irish Heart Foundation, HSE Health Promotion and the Irish Sports Council are subsidising the course and there is a nominal fee of €50 which will cover your training, materials and two lunches. The course will run on Saturday February 27th , 9am-5pm and Sunday February 28th 9am-2.00pm.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto 9, 16, 19, 32

There was no winner of the €4500 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Paudie Leahy, Ross Cashman, Donncha O’Sullivan, Joan Sexton, Crowley P.O. . The jackpot for this weekend will be €4,600.

Poor Clares ‘Come and See’
“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon 2.00 – 4.30 p.m Sat. 6th Feb for women discerning a religious vocation. Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork. Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie
email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com

Kilbrittain Defibrillation Meeting
Tue next, 2nd Feb, at 7.30 in the Hall. New members welcome.

Kilbrittain Historical Society
The Kilbrittain Historical Society Committee would like to express our sincere gratitude to all who contributed to the success of our first historical journal. The last few available copies are still for sale in Hickey’s filling station and in Crowley’s Post Office in the Village. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who might wish to contribute to our next edition. Any historical articles, photos, newspaper cuttings or memorabilia associated with Kilbrittain will be gratefully received. Please call Diarmaid on 023 8849186.
Our first event of 2016 will be a talk entitled ‘Cork and the Rising’ by Dr. Gabriel Doherty of the Dept. of History, University College Cork. This illustrated talk will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday Feb 7th in the Parish Hall – admission for members is free and non-members 3 euros.
On Thursday 11th Feb, the A.G.M. of the Kilbrittain Historical Society will be held at 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Current members can take the opportunity to renew their membership on the night, and new members will be very welcome to join.
To mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising the Kilbrittain Historical Society is organising a trip to Dublin on Saturday March 12th to visit some cultural sites associated with the rebellion. The day trip will take in Collins Barracks Museum, a guided bus tour of Rising sites in the city centre, and Glasnevin Cemetary tour and museum. The cost of 55 euros for an adult and 45 euros for students will include bus, admissions to sites, tour guide, breakfast and dinner. Bookings will be prioritised for members, and will be taken on a first come first served basis. We will be taking bookings and deposits on 11th Feb at the A.G.M. If you are interested in booking a place on this tour please call Trióna on 087 6689116 or Niall on 086 0591854.


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7th February 2016 —
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

Station
For Bawnea and Clonbouig on Friday next, Feb 12th at 8.00 pm in the home of Paul and Kathleen Lynch.

World Day of the Sick
Next Thursday, 11th Feb. Litgurgical celebration of helaing, with the Sacrament of Anointing on Saturday next at 3.00 pm

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield for the month of February, every Thursday night at 8:00. Everyone is welcome. For more info please contact Jim on 086 830 6312

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto 9, 16, 19, 32

There was no winner of the €4500 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Paudie Leahy, Ross Cashman, Donncha O’Sullivan, Joan Sexton, Crowley P.O. . The jackpot for this weekend will be €4,600.

Parish Protection News
Kilbrittain Child Safeguarding Representatives (Michael Coleman, Teresa O’Driscoll and Sally Simpson) recently met with Ms Cleo Yates, Diocesan Director of Child Safeguarding and with Fr Jerry. Kathy Hartnett O’Neill has stepped down from her role with the Parish Representatives. Our thanks to Kathy for the work she with for us.
Ms Yates emphasised that the Representatives role is to “Ensure Diocesan Policies and Procedures are in place and acted upon”
The representatives would like to thank all those who have engaged with us in implementing Diocesan Policies and Procedures, we are almost there…..
We aim to meet with those groups we haven’t visited in the near future. Please feel free to contact any of the Parish reps if you have any questions.

Kilbrittain Historical Society
Our first event of 2016 will be a talk entitled ‘Cork and the Rising’ by Dr. Gabriel Doherty of the Dept. of History, University College Cork. This illustrated talk will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday Feb 7th in the Parish Hall – admission for members is free and non-members 3 euros.
On Thursday 11th Feb, the A.G.M. of the Kilbrittain Historical Society will be held at 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall. New members welcome.
Trip to Dublin on Saturday March 12th to visit some cultural sites associated with the rebellion. The day trip will take in Collins Barracks Museum, a guided bus tour of Rising sites in the city centre, and Glasnevin Cemetary tour and museum. The cost of €55 for an adult and €45 for students will include bus, admissions to sites, tour guide, breakfast and dinner. Bookings will be prioritised for members, and will be taken on a first come first served basis. We will be taking bookings and deposits on 11th Feb at the A.G.M. If you are interested in booking a place on this tour please call Trióna on 087 6689116 or Niall on 086 0591854.
A few copies of the Historical Journal 2015 are still for sale in Hickey’s and in the Post Office in the Village. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who might wish to contribute to our next edition. Any historical articles, photos, newspaper cuttings or memorabilia associated with Kilbrittain will be gratefully received. Please call Diarmaid on 023 8849186.

Scór na bPáistí
Well done to all who took part in Carbery semi finals of Scor na bPaisti. Aoife Aherne, solo music; Eimear Hurley,solo dance and Ellen Murphy solo singing go forward to Carbery final. This will be held in Ballydehob on Sunday 28th February at 2.00 pm.

Kilbrittain NS Enrolment
Enrolment night takes place at Kilbrittain School on Tues. Feb. 16th 7-8pm. Please bring birth cert and ppsn. All are welcome

Anam Cara is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 16th of February from 19:30 to 21:30 the Maritime Hotel, the Quay, Bantry, West Cork. The guest speaker for the evening is Pat McCarthy. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for room set up, we would appreciate if you could RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday, 15th February or call us 01 4045378.
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VOTING AS CATHOLICS
Voting is a Christian as well as a civic duty.
Those entitled to vote have a valuable opportunity to influence society in a positive way. Elections decide whether Governments favourable or hostile to God’s law take on the running of the country or at least they can lead to the entry of worthy individual parliamentarians who can work for the best outcomes. By voting we fulfil a principal duty of Christian citizenship and take responsibility for the co-determination of our society. By not voting we would leave this task to others.
The Catholic Church has always taught that voting is an important duty. This is especially true when issues such as abortion, euthanasia, religious freedom and respect for conscience are likely to form part of the agenda for an incoming Government, as is the case in Ireland today. The recent anti-marriage referendum identified a significant gap between a Catholic’s duty to vote in accordance with the common good, enlightened by a faith perspective, and a sense of unrestricted choice. A sizeable number of people either did not vote at all or chose an electoral position at variance with Catholic principles. The harm done in this way cannot be rectified.
In a general election it would not be right that the only things which matter are economic achievements, ideology or party name. All parties profess a general intention of promoting economic prosperity, although the circumstances which allow them to do so are not always under their control. On the other hand, to protect the right to life of the unborn or the terminally ill is within the capacity of a Government if it has goodwill. At present a number of political parties in Ireland openly hold the view that abortion should be extended and that the Constitutional protection afforded by Article 40.3.3. on the Right to Life of the unborn should be removed. This is a strong alert for Catholic voters.

(From a leaflet privately produced and distributed by an informal group of lay people. They may be contacted by telephone at 00353 87 4451031, email votescount@hotmail.com or postal address: c/o 9, North Main St. Cork.)


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14th February 2016 —
First Sunday of Lent
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.Wed,
Thurs and Friday 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during lent, beginning this Sunday 14th Feb at 8.00 pm.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
Monthly meeting in Sacristy on Wednesday next, 17th Feb., at 8.00pm

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield for the month of February, every Thursday night at 8:00. Everyone is welcome. For more info please contact Jim on 086 830 6312

Operation Transformation
Week 6 starts with the usual Monday morning walk at 9.30am from the church steps and again on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday night there will be a Dance Fitness night with Veronica in the School Halla from 7pm to 8pm and at the same time, there will be a Kids Fun Activity Class in the Community Hall. There will also be the weekly Wednesday evening walk from Bandon GAA Grounds at 8pm and Saturday afternoon walk at 2pm from the Waterfall. We’re Nearly There

Defibrillator meeting in the hall on Tuesday Feb. 16 at 8pm. We would ask clubs to make a special effort to send a representative

KILBRITTAIN GAA
With the playing season almost upon us, players are reminded to pay their membership of €70 as soon as possible.
Lotto 7, 12, 17, 25
There was no winner of the €4,700 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Peadar Murphy, Marion O’Mahony, Finbar O’Brien, Alan & Hitomi Healy, S & N. The jackpot for this weekend will be €4,800.

Kilbrittain Historical Society

Trip to Dublin on Saturday March 12th to visit some cultural sites associated with the rebellion. The cost of €55 for an adult and €45 for students will include bus, admissions to sites, tour guide, breakfast and dinner. If you are interested in booking a place on this tour please call Trióna on 087 6689116 or Niall on 086 0591854.

Kilbrittain NS Enrolment

Enrolment night takes place at Kilbrittain School on Tues. Feb. 16th 7-8pm. Please bring birth cert and ppsn. All are welcome

Lourdes 2016 – Young Adult Helpers Needed.
The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18 – 30 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June on the annual pilgrimage. Limited number of places. Closing date for applications is 29th February 2016. For application and further details contact Fr Charlie Kiely 021 – 4537603 or email: charles.kiely@corkandross.org

VOTING TO PROTECT THE UNBORN
A Catholic is bound to vote according to his/her conscience and to make sure that the conscience has been fully informed of the teaching of the Church. Many of the candidates who are looking for our votes this month have clearly signified their intention to push for the legalising of Abortion in the next Dáil, or at least are aware that their Party, if they belong to one, will force them to co-operate in promoting this abomination. The following passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Paragraphs 2271 to 2274) may help when assessing the morality of voting for particular candidates.

2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:

“You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.”

God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.

2272 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offence. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. “A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication “latae sententiae,” “by the very commission of the offense,” and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law. The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society.

The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation:

“The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death.”

“The moment a positive law deprives a category of human beings of the protection which civil legislation ought to accord them, the state is denying the equality of all before the law. When the state does not place its power at the service of the rights of each citizen, and in particular of the more vulnerable, the very foundations of a state based on law are undermined…. As a consequence of the respect and protection which must be ensured for the unborn child from the moment of conception, the law must provide appropriate penal sanctions for every deliberate violation of the child’s rights.”

2274 Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.


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21st February 2016 —
Second Sunday of Lent
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Friday 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during lent, beginning this Sunday 14th Feb at 8.00 pm.

Lenten Talks
The first of a series of Lenten talks on the Jubilee Year of Mercy, organised by the Parish Assembly, will be given in the Parish House on this Monday, Feb 22nd at 8.00 pm. All welcome.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Barleyfield for the month of February, every Thursday night at 8:00. Everyone is welcome. For more info please contact Jim on 086 830 6312

Pro-Life Rally
A Pro-Life Rally has been organised for Cork on Sat next, Feb 27th. Mass at 1:15pm in St Peter and Pauls’, presided over by Bishop John Buckley, followed by Rally assembling at Grand Parade at 2.00 pm.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Junior B football league gets under way this weekend when Kilbrittain meet Randal Og on Sunday @ 12 noon in Harbour view. Check in case of a change.
Lotto 16, 17, 19, 22
The lotto jackpot of €4,800 was not won. €40 winners were Josephine & Jerry, Noel & Stephane Butler, Marie Hickey, Bill & Betty Wafer, 0872776581.The jackpot for next weekend will be €4,900.

Kilbrittain Historical Society
Trip to Dublin on Saturday March 12th to visit some cultural sites associated with the rebellion. The cost of €55 for an adult and €45 for students will include bus, admissions to sites, tour guide, breakfast and dinner. If you are interested in booking a place on this tour please call Trióna on 087 6689116 or Niall on 086 0591854.

Lourdes 2016 – Young Adult Helpers Needed.
The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18 – 30 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June on the annual pilgrimage. Limited number of places. Closing date for applications is 29th February 2016. For application and further details contact Fr Charlie Kiely 021 – 4537603 or email: charles.kiely@corkandross.org

Pope Francis and the Gospel of Mercy
A talk by Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor,
Sunday 21st February 2016
3.00pm to 5.00pm
Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross, Cork.
Cost: Donation only
All are welcome

 

MY VOTES ON FRIDAY NEXT
For those who remember the Referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution it’s hard to believe that that happened almost thirty-three years ago, in 1983. I was reminded of it during the week when somebody remarked on how many children and adults now alive would have never been allowed to be born had this referendum been defeated. The number would be in the thousands, if not in the tens of thousands.
But now we are aware of a serous threat to this protective clause. The next Dail may well use its voice to silence the voiceless, to remove the equal rights of the unborn. That is why I am taking the unusual step of revealing my voting intentions for next Friday:

THERESA HEANEY, Maryboro. A member of the Catholic Democrats Party. Every Catholic should be including Catholic Party candidates among his/her choices.

MICHAEL COLLINS, Schull. Independent. A member of St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society. He has gone on public record that he is 100% anti-abortion.

The four main parties set out their stalls very clearly last year when they vociferously disobeyed Catholic teaching and the urging of the Bishops by promoting the referendum to do away with marriage. I hope some candidates for those parties are pro-life and would be courageous enough to defy the party whip in a case of conscience. It may be unfair and prejudiced of me not to pick any party candidate but I’m not taking the chance because, while an individual candidate may be trustworthy, their parties certainly are not.

I’m sure I don’t have to say that none of the above chosen candidates has asked me to make this announcement. I didn’t know of their existence and I thought actually that there were no pro-life candidates on our constituency ballot paper until I went searching the net for information to help me make my General Election choices.
GOD SAVE IRELAND!
Fr Cremin

 


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28th February 2016 —
Third Sunday of Lent
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Friday 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during lent, beginning this Sunday 14th Feb at 8.00 pm.

Lenten Talks
Series of Lenten talks on the Jubilee Year of Mercy, organised by the Parish Assembly, continues in the Parish House on this Monday, Feb 29th at 8.00 pm. All welcome.

First Friday
Next Friday is the First Friday of March. Usual calls will be made to the sick and housebound.

Station
For Cloncalla Mór and Concalla Beg (Maryboro) in the home of Denis and Maeve O’Mahony on Sat next, March 5th, at 12.00 noon.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Granreigh for the month of March, every Thursday evening at 08:00. For further info call Bernie on 087 772 2673


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6th March 2016 —
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Friday 9,00 am
Sat 10.00 am.

Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during lent, beginning this Sunday 14th Feb at 8.00 pm.

Station
For Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knopogue in the home of Frank and Ellen Purcell on Sat week, March 19th, at 11.00 am.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Granreigh for the month of March, every Thursday evening at 08:00. For further info call Bernie on 087 772 2673

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Soc. meeting in Sacristy on Wed 9th March at 8.00pm, Eucharist adoration 7-8 pm for vocations same evening.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
K
ilbrittain GAA Social in aid of Cystic Fibrosis will be held on Saturday March 12 in the Pink Elephant at 8.30pm. Tickets €30.00. For further information contact Marion Twohig 086 8346124.
Lotto 01 – 16 – 28 – 31
There was no winner of the €5,000 lotto Jackpot. €40 winners were Nora Hayes, Denis Healy, Tony Hurley, Tom Brennan, Jeremy McSweeney. The jackpot for this weekend will be €5,100.

Kilbrittain NS Historical Day
Kilbrittain N.S Schoolchildren will host a display of artefacts of historical interest on Fri.11th March next in School Halla from 11.15-1.00pmItems on display are provided by the children /families and old school Roll Books and parish Baptism registers will be on view also.

Kilbrittain Red Cross Fundraiser
A fundraiser in aid of Kilbrittain Red Cross will be held in the Hall on Tuesday 29th March at 8.00 pm. A talk on Beauty Care by Mary Mullins of Horgan’s Pharmacy, also Cookery Demonstration by local cookery expert Celina Crowley. You support would be greatly appreciated. Admission €10

Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg
Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours are organising a two day Pilgrimage/Retreat on May 22nd and May 23rd to Knock Shrine and Lough Derg. Coach travels from West Cork via Cork City & Mallow to Knock shrine with breakfast on route on Sunday May 22nd. The Coach will stop in Knock for four or five hours before travelling onto Bundoran, Co.Donegal for overnight accommodation and an evening meal. On Day 2 after breakfast travel to Pettigo for the 10am ferry crossing to Lough Derg, which is only a 10 minute journey. Tea/Coffee and a light lunch will be served during the day on the island and back to the mainland for 4pm, where your coach will be waiting to transport the group home with an evening meal on route. Price is €195 per person sharing or €215 Single Supplement with everything included. For booking details contact Cormac on 087-6167835. Office 023-8849196 or Denise 087-7688561.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Trip of a Lifetime to the Holy Land 2016
Join Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director and Bible Scholar, Fr. John Newman for an unforgettable journey, following in the footsteps of Jesus in the land of the Bible Dates: June 8-18th 2016. Staying in excellent 4 hotels and with full itinerary from Bethlehem to the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. New reduced price for 2016, same quality 11-day pilgrimage. See the testimonials from last year’s pilgrims on the website, www.culturaltoursireland.com
For more information and booking contact Micheál at +353868337681 or culturaltoursireland@gmail.com


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13th March 2016 —
Fifth Sunday of Lent
St Patrick’s Day
Thursday next is St Patrick’s Day. Vigil Mass on Wed night at 8.00 pm. Mass of the Feast on Thursday at 10.30.

Weekday Masses
Mon, Wed and Fri at 9.00 am.
Saturday at 10.00 pm.
No mass on Tuesday.

Stations of the Cross
Continuing each Sunday night during lent, at 8.00 pm.

Palm Sunday
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. Palms will be blessed at both Masses.

Station
For Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knopogue in the home of Frank and Ellen Purcell on Sat next, March 19th, at 11.00 am.

Lenten Penance Services
PALM SUNDAY 20th MARCH 7.30 in Bandon
MONDAY 21st March 7.30 in Kilbrittain

Myross Retreat
Bus to Myross Wood, pre-Easter Retreat, on Sunday next (Palm Sunday), 20th March, Bus leaves Village 1.45 pm for 3.00 pm Retreat. Contact Cormac O’Connor at 023-8849596 or any member of St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society.

Lectio Divina Change of Day
Lectio Divina will be held on TUESDAY this week, in Granreigh at 8.00 pm. For further info call Bernie on 087 772 2673

Easter Envelopes / Assembly Nominations
Envelopes for Easter Offerings are available for collection in the sacristy from today. We are distributing a LONG envelope this time which contains the usual offering envelope and a form for the nomination of members of the next Parish Assembly, which we hope to have in place by the end of May.

Bingo
Bingo in the Hall on Wed night week, March 23rd, at 8.00 pm.

Ladies’ Club
Monthly meeting in the Hall on this Monday night, March 14th, at 8.00 pm. Guest speaker will attend. New members welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The intermediate hurlers played Bandon in the Micheal Holland Cup semi-final in Bandon on Thursday night. Bandon progress to the final winning 0-19 to 0-14.
Lotto 07 – 12 – 17 – 24
The €5,100 lotto jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 7,12,15,24. €40 winners were Marion O’Mahony, Ann Healy, Fergal Keohane, Aine O’Callaghan, Susan Byrne. The jackpot for next weekend will be €5200

Kilbrittain Red Cross Fundraiser
A fundraiser in aid of Kilbrittain Red Cross will be held in the Hall on Tuesday 29th March at 8.00 pm. A talk on Beauty Care by Mary Mullins of Horgan’s Pharmacy, also Cookery Demonstration by local cookery expert Celina Crowley. You support would be greatly appreciated. Admission €10

Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg
Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours are organising a two day Pilgrimage/Retreat on May 22nd and May 23rd to Knock Shrine and Lough Derg. Coach travels from West Cork via Cork City & Mallow to Knock shrine with breakfast on route on Sunday May 22nd. The Coach will stop in Knock for four or five hours before travelling onto Bundoran, Co.Donegal for overnight accommodation and an evening meal. On Day 2 after breakfast travel to Pettigo for the 10am ferry crossing to Lough Derg, which is only a 10 minute journey. Tea/Coffee and a light lunch will be served during the day on the island and back to the mainland for 4pm, where your coach will be waiting to transport the group home with an evening meal on route. Price is €195 per person sharing or €215 Single Supplement with everything included. For booking details contact Cormac on 087-6167835. Office 023-8849196 or Denise 087-7688561.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Trip of a Lifetime to the Holy Land 2016
Join Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director and Bible Scholar, Fr. John Newman for an unforgettable journey, following in the footsteps of Jesus in the land of the Bible Dates: June 8-18th 2016. Staying in excellent 4* hotels and with full itinerary from Bethlehem to the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. New reduced price for 2016, same quality 11-day pilgrimage. See the testimonials from last year’s pilgrims on the website, www.culturaltoursireland.com
For more information and booking contact Micheál at +353868337681 or culturaltoursireland@gmail.com


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20th March 2016 —
Palm (Passion) Sunday

HOLY WEEK 2016
St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain

Monday 21st March

9.00 am Mass

Tuesday 22nd   

No Mass

Wednesday 23rd Marchl

9.00 am Mass

Thursday 24th March
HOLY THURSDAY

8.00 pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper .Concluding with procession to the Altar of Repose.
9.00 to 10.00 pm.Holy Hour

Trócaire Boxes may be returned for collection at this Mass.

Confessions 7.00 pm

Friday 25th March
GOOD FRIDAY

Day of Fast and Abstinence

Collection for the Holy Places at this Liturgy

10.30 am
Stations of the Cross through the village.

3.00 pm
Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – Passion Reading, Solemn Intercessions, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

Confessions 12.00 noon and after Passion Liturgy.

Saturday 26th March
HOLY SATURDAY

8.00 pm
Easter Vigil (Candles will be provided)
Lighting of the Paschal flame; Easter Proclamation (Exsultet); Liturgy of the Word; Blessing of Baptism water and Renewal of Baptismal promises; Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Confessions 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm.

Sunday 27th March
EASTER SUNDAY

10.30 am
Mass of the Resurrection

Stations of the Cross
This Sunday at 8.00 pm.

Lenten Penitential Services
KILBRITTAIN: Monday at 7.30 pm.
BANDON: Palm Sunday 7.30 pm.

Lectio Divina Change of Day
Lectio Divina will be held on TUESDAY this week owing to Easter Triduum later in the week, in Granreigh at 8.00 pm. Reverts to Thursday the following week (Easter week). For further info call Bernie on 087 772 2673

Easter Envelopes / Assembly Nominations
Envelopes for Easter Offerings are available for collection in the sacristy. We are distributing a LONG envelope this time which contains the usual offering envelope and a form for the nomination of members of the next Parish Assembly, which we hope to have in place by the end of May.

Station
For Farnagark and Rathclaren, in the home of Nan McCarthy on Fri night week, April 1st, at 8.00 pm.
Stations have also been booked for Ardacrow/Cloundereen and Burren. If your area hasn’t had a station, please consider volunteering.

Dawn Mass Easter Sunday
In Timoleague Abbey grounds at 7.00 am. All welcome.

Bingo
Bingo in the Hall in aid of Tidy Towns on Wed night next, March 23rd, at 8.00 pm.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Tickets for the Under-age Boston Tea Party on April 9th can be booked from under-age officers. Tickets Are €10 and a great night is in store.
Lotto 4 – 9 – 21 – 23
There was no winner of the €5,200 jackpot.
€40 winners were Joan Holland, Owen Crowley, Donal Og, Oliver Butler, Anne Healy
The jackpot this weekend will be €5,300

Kilbrittain Red Cross Fundraiser
A fundraiser in aid of Kilbrittain Red Cross will be held in the Hall on Tuesday week, 29th March at 8.00 pm. A talk on Beauty Care by Mary Mullins of Horgan’s Pharmacy, also Cookery Demonstration by local cookery expert Celina Crowley. You support would be greatly appreciated. Admission €10

Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg
May 22nd/23rd
Fully inclusive package includes: Breakfast, evening meals, overnight accommodation, ferry crossing to Lough Derg and coach.
€195 per person sharing €20 Single Supplement applies.
Departing from West Cork and serving Cork City , Blarney , Mallow, Buttevant and Charleville.
For further details call 087-6167835/087-7688561 023-8849196


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27th March 2016 —
EASTER SUNDAY
Weekday Masses
Monday: BANK HOLIDAY 10.00 AM.
Tuesday: No Mass
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Station
For Farnagark and Rathclaren, in the home of Nan McCarthy on Fri night next, April 1st, at 8.00 pm.
Stations have also been booked for Ardacrow/Cloundereen and Burren. If your area hasn’t had a station, please consider volunteering.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is reverting to Thursday this wek in Granreigh at 8.00 pm. For further info call Bernie on 087 772 2673

Easter Envelopes / Assembly Nominations
Envelopes for Easter Offerings are available for collection in the sacristy. We are distributing a LONG envelope this time which contains the usual offering envelope and a form for the nomination of members of the next Parish Assembly, which we hope to have in place by the end of May.

Guide Dog Fundraiser
Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday next, April 3rd. Dancing 2.30 to 5.30. Music by Teddy Crowley, The Singing Bus Driver. All Welcome. Please Support this worthy cause.

Kilbrittain Red Cross Fundraiser
A fundraiser in aid of Kilbrittain Red Cross will be held in the Hall on Tuesday next, 29th March at 8.00 pm. A talk on Beauty Care by Mary Mullins of Horgan’s Pharmacy, also Cookery Demonstration by local cookery expert Celina Crowley. You support would be greatly appreciated. Admission €10

Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg
May 22nd/23rd

Fully inclusive package includes: Breakfast, evening meals, overnight accommodation, ferry crossing to Lough Derg and coach.
€195 per person sharing €20 Single Supplement applies.
Departing from West Cork and serving Cork City , Blarney , Mallow, Buttevant and Charleville.
For further details call 087-6167835/087-7688561 023-8849196

Gurraneasig Enrolment
Gurraneasig NS, Kilbrittain, Enrolment Afternoon – Thursday April 14th 2016
at 2.30 p.m. Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome
Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. Enquiries to 023 8849700 or
Check out our website at http://www.gurraneasigns.com/

Annual Parkinsons Mass
The Annual Parkinsons Mass for People With Parkinsons, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Thursday 14th April at 7.00 pm.
All Welcome

Come and See Information Day for Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork & Ross.
The Annual Cork and Ross Vocations Information Day will be held this year at The Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (Telephone 021-4537603) on Sunday April 17th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The afternoon allows prospective students to explore the possibility of a vocation and make enquiries in an informal setting. Seminarians for the Diocese will also attend. Further information from: Fr. Tom Deenihan (021) 4301717, Fr Charlie Kiely (021) 4537603 or Canon Bertie O’Mahony (021) 4371684.

INDUCTION LOOP
Within the last few weeks an induction loop and transmitting technology have been installed in St Patrick’s Church. This system responds to a special setting (marked ‘T’) in most hearing aids. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically and the hearing aid tunes into this signal, giving a clearer reception than picking up the analogue sound from the church speakers. Please remember to set your hearing aid selector to the ‘T’ position. I’d be pleased to hear any comments, favourable or not, from users.


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3rd April 2016 —
2nd Sunday of Easter
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: No Mass
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Stations
Stations have been booked for:
Ardacrow/Cloundereen –
Seamus and Ruth O’Mahony; 22nd April
Granfeen –
Albert and Claire Harrington; 7th May
Burren –
Raymond and Therese McCarthy;
3rd June
If your area hasn’t had a station, please consider volunteering.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday evening at 08:00 for the month of April. Come join us for the Word and a cuppa. For more info please contact Sergio or Karon on 0870650253.

Assembly Nominations
A reminder that this Sunday, 3rd April, is the closing date for nominations to the new Parish Assembly.

Guide Dog Fundraiser
Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs will be held in the Parish Hall on this Sunday, April 3rd. Dancing 2.30 to 5.30. Music by Teddy Crowley, The Singing Bus Driver. All Welcome. Please Support this worthy cause.

Gurraneasig Enrolment
Gurraneasig NS, Kilbrittain, Enrolment Afternoon – Thursday April 14th 2016
at 2.30 p.m. Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome
Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. Enquiries to 023 8849700 or
Check out our website at http://www.gurraneasigns.com/

Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg
May 22nd/23rd

Fully inclusive package includes: Breakfast, evening meals, overnight accommodation, ferry crossing to Lough Derg and coach.
€195 per person sharing €20 Single Supplement applies.
Departing from West Cork and serving Cork City , Blarney , Mallow, Buttevant and Charleville.
For further details call 087-6167835/087-7688561 023-8849196

Annual Parkinsons Mass
The Annual Parkinsons Mass for People With Parkinsons, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Thursday 14th April at 7.00 pm.
All Welcome

KILBRITTAIN GAA
 Boston Tea Party on Saturday April 9th in the parish hall at 8pm. Anyone interested in going please contact Eileen 086 8167401. Tickets also available in the local shop or from any member of the underage.
 Congratulations to the Junior B Footballers who beat Rathpeacon 2-11 to 0-8 in the first round of the County at Minane Bridge on this Saturday.
LOTTO 18 – 21 – 28 – 30
The lotto jackpot of €5,400 was not won. €40 winners were S&N, Pat Murphy, Adrian Kearney, S&N, Darragh Healy. The jackpot for this weekend will be €5,500.

Come and See Information Day for Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork & Ross.
The Annual Cork and Ross Vocations Information Day will be held this year at The Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (Telephone 021-4537603) on Sunday April 17th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The afternoon allows prospective students to explore the possibility of a vocation and make enquiries in an informal setting. Seminarians for the Diocese will also attend. Further information from: Fr. Tom Deenihan (021) 4301717, Fr Charlie Kiely (021) 4537603 or Canon Bertie O’Mahony (021) 4371684.

Official opening of Kilbrittain Garden of Remembrance
On Sunday April 24th at 11:30 a.m. a new Garden of Remembrance will be opened in the heart of Kilbrittain Village to commemorate all those who took part in the historic events of a century ago. Kilbrittain people will pay a particular tribute to the memory of J.J.Walsh of Rathroon, Kilbrittain who fought in the G.P.O. during Easter week, and subsequently went on to become the first Minister for Post and Telegraphs (1923-1927). There will also be a plaque to commemorate the march of the local Volunteers from Kilbrittain and Ballinadee to Macroom in mobilisation for the Rising. The garden centrally consists of a Proclamation stone and seven standing stones, with plaques for each of the seven signatories of the Proclamation.
Proceedings will include a reading of the Proclamation, a flag-raising ceremony, the playing of the National Anthem and other musical performances, and strong input from local clubs and schools. The garden will be opened by Sr. Cora Richardson, the niece of J.J. Walsh. The guest speaker is Mr. Con O’ Callaghan (Chairman of Kilmichael/Crossbarry Commemoration Committee).
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at The Kilbrittain Inn with the theme of ‘food from the era of 1916’. A sincere thanks is due to all those who have volunteered their time, material and skills to this wonderful tribute. We hope that local communities will show their support for this local historical initiative by attending in large numbers. The village will be festooned with buntings on the day and we would love to see individual houses displaying the tricolour or other national emblems. The ceremony will commence at 11.30 a.m.


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10th April 2016 —
3rd Sunday of Easter
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: No Mass
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Stations
Stations have been booked for:
Ardacrow/Cloundereen –
Seamus and Ruth O’Mahony; 22nd April
Granfeen –
Albert and Claire Harrington; 7th May
Burren –
Raymond and Therese McCarthy;
3rd June
If your area hasn’t had a station, please consider volunteering.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday evening at 08:00 for the month of April. Come join us for the Word and a cuppa. For more info please contact Sergio or Karon on 0870650253.

Eucharistic Adoration
We will have a guest speaker at next weekend’s Masses and there will be an opportunity for people to sign up to add to our team of Eucharistic Adorers.
 One time when Blessed Mother Teresa was visiting America a group of women asked her what they could do to help her in her work. Blessed Mother Teresa replied, “The greatest help they could give her would be to spend one hour each week in silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament”. That is good advice for us too.
 Spending time with Jesus in adoration should not strike us as unusual. It is really a very natural human activity. When two people love each other, they want to spend time together to visit, to get to know each other better. You cannot love someone you do not know. Adoration of our Lord in the Eucharist is your chance to know Jesus better.
(Owing to practice for Confirmation, the first hour of Adoration will be suspended next Wed, with Adoration starting at 3.00 pm.)

Gurraneasig Enrolment
Gurraneasig NS, Kilbrittain, Enrolment Afternoon – Thursday next, April 14th 2016
at 2.30 p.m. Please come and view the school. Enrolments Welcome
Forms & Information leaflets available on the day. Enquiries to 023 8849700 or
Check out our website at http://www.gurraneasigns.com/

Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg
May 22nd/23rd

Fully inclusive package includes: Breakfast, evening meals, overnight accommodation, ferry crossing to Lough Derg and coach.
€195 per person sharing €20 Single Supplement applies. Departing from West Cork and serving Cork City , Blarney , Mallow, Buttevant and Charleville.
For further details call 087-6167835/087-7688561 023-8849196
Annual Parkinsons Mass
The Annual Parkinsons Mass for People With Parkinsons, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Thursday 14th April at 7.00 pm.
All Welcome

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto 08 – 17 – 25 – 30

The was no winner of the €5,500 Lotto jackpot. The €40 winners were Anne Hurley, Joseph Crowley, Dan McCarthy, Noel Walsh, Theresa Ahern. The jackpot next week will be €5,600.

Come and See Information Day for Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork & Ross.
The Annual Cork and Ross Vocations Information Day will be held this year at The Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (Telephone 021-4537603) on Sunday April 17th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The afternoon allows prospective students to explore the possibility of a vocation and make enquiries in an informal setting. Seminarians for the Diocese will also attend. Further information from: Fr. Tom Deenihan (021) 4301717, Fr Charlie Kiely (021) 4537603 or Canon Bertie O’Mahony (021) 4371684.

Scripture Workshop
Next Sat, Sacred Heart Church, Western Road.10.00 am to 1.30 pm. Sergio writes:“A few of us will meet at the Church car park that day at 9:00 to arrange transport for everyone who’s interested in attending, for 10:00 in Cork. There will be enough room in our cars if anyone wants to join us.” (Parish will reimburse €10 course fee).

RCIA Qualification
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

As you are aware in the Diocese we offer the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) when adults participate in  weekly sessions over several months in preparation for Baptism into the Catholic Church at the Easter vigil, or for  some people who are already baptised Christians preparation for the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist .  Many of you already have RCIA teams in your parishes who undertake to lead these weekly sessions. Currently we have several people who are seeking initial training or further training to assist them in this parish ministry.

We are planning to offer training to all current members of RCIA teams, those who have been members but have not had enquirers/candidates in recent years, and to our newly commissioned Parish Catechists in partnership with the Maryvale Institute.  It is also open to parish clergy who may wish to participate too.

The Maryvale Institute offers one module leading to the Certificate in RCIA Catechesis which we are now intending to offer in the Diocese.  To undertake the module will involve attending two sessions and then one essay submitted to Maryvale for marking – on completion of the essay and return corrected with grade the certificate will be awarded.

The module has one course book – given at the first session – of nine chapter over 116 pages offering a full explanation of the RCIA process, and how it is facilitated in parishes.

There are two options on offer if you choose to participate in the training module.

Option A:   attend two sessions, submit one essay, receive the Maryvale Certificate in RCIA Catechesis

Option B:   attend two sessions (audit of course only)  no essay, no certificate

The cost of undertaking this module is:  Option A  €60  leading to certificate  (writing the essay)

                                                                                  Option B €50  to audit the course  (no essay – no certificate)

The parish would cover the course fees of those registering to undertake this training  in return for their willingness to engage in the RCIA process in the parish.

The sessions will be delivered in two locations as follows:

CITY AREA:          session one –  Tuesday 13th September   7:30pm to 9:30pm     Turner’s Cross Parish Centre

                                Session two – Tuesday 11th October         7:30pm to 9:30pm     Turner’s Cross Parish Centre

WEST CORK:       session one – Wednesday 14th September    7:30pm to 9:30pm    Clonakilty Parish Centre

                                Session two – Wednesday 12th October          7:30pm to 9:30pm     Clonakilty Parish Centre

Official opening of Kilbrittain Garden of Remembrance
On Sunday April 24th at 11:30 a.m. a new Garden of Remembrance will be opened in the heart of Kilbrittain Village to commemorate all those who took part in the historic events of a century ago. Kilbrittain people will pay a particular tribute to the memory of J.J.Walsh of Rathroon, Kilbrittain who fought in the G.P.O. during Easter week, and subsequently went on to become the first Minister for Post and Telegraphs (1923-1927). There will also be a plaque to commemorate the march of the local Volunteers from Kilbrittain and Ballinadee to Macroom in mobilisation for the Rising. The garden centrally consists of a Proclamation stone and seven standing stones, with plaques for each of the seven signatories of the Proclamation.
Proceedings will include a reading of the Proclamation, a flag-raising ceremony, the playing of the National Anthem and other musical performances, and strong input from local clubs and schools. The garden will be opened by Sr. Cora Richardson, the niece of J.J. Walsh. The guest speaker is Mr. Con O’ Callaghan (Chairman of Kilmichael/Crossbarry Commemoration Committee).
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at The Kilbrittain Inn with the theme of ‘food from the era of 1916’. A sincere thanks is due to all those who have volunteered their time, material and skills to this wonderful tribute. We hope that local communities will show their support for this local historical initiative by attending in large numbers. The village will be festooned with buntings on the day and we would love to see individual houses displaying the tricolour or other national emblems. The ceremony will commence at 11.30 a.m.


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17th April 2016 —
4th Sunday of Easter
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: No Mass
Wednesday, 9.00 am
Thurs (Confirmation day): NO 9.00 AM MASS
Friday 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Eucharistic Adoration
Owing to Confirmation Practice and preparation of the church there will be NO EUCARISTIC ADORATION THIS WEEK.

Confirmations
Next Thursday, April 21st, we will be welcoming Archbishop Patrick Coveney to Kilbrittain for the Confirmation of fifty-two children from Granassig and Kilbrittain National Schools. The Mass begins at 10.30 am.

Stations
Station this week, on Fri next, April 22nd at 8.00 pm for Ardacrow/Cloundereen in the home of Seamus and Ruth O’Mahony.
Other stations arranged:
Granfeen:
Albert and Claire Harrington; 7th May
Burren:
Raymond and Therese McCarthy;
3rd June
If your area hasn’t had a station, please consider volunteering.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday evening at 08:00 for the month of April. Come join us for the Word and a cuppa. For more info please contact Sergio or Karon on 0870650253.

Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg
May 22nd/23rd

Fully inclusive package includes: Breakfast, evening meals, overnight accommodation, ferry crossing to Lough Derg and coach.
€195 per person sharing €20 Single Supplement applies. Departing from West Cork and serving Cork City , Blarney , Mallow, Buttevant and Charleville.
For further details call 087-6167835/087-7688561 023-8849196
Annual Parkinsons Mass
The Annual Parkinsons Mass for People With Parkinsons, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Thursday 14th April at 7.00 pm.
All Welcome

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto 14 – 18 – 20 – 32

There was no winner of the €5,600 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Philip Ward, Brian Harrington, Mgt O’Brien, Clodagh Ahern, Raymond McCarthy. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €5,700

The Coeliac Society of Ireland

Cork Support Group, Will hold the following meeting in May: Date : Tuesday 10th May 2016 Place: SMA CENTER Wilton, CorkTime: 8pm Topic: Summer party, Cooking demo and dietician in attendance. All Welcome. (€5 entrance fee)

Official opening of Kilbrittain Garden of Remembrance
On Sunday April 24th at 11:30 a.m. a new Garden of Remembrance will be opened in the heart of Kilbrittain Village to commemorate all those who took part in the historic events of a century ago. Kilbrittain people will pay a particular tribute to the memory of J.J.Walsh of Rathroon, Kilbrittain who fought in the G.P.O. during Easter week, and subsequently went on to become the first Minister for Post and Telegraphs (1922-1927). There will also be a plaque to commemorate the march of the local Volunteers from Kilbrittain and Ballinadee to Macroom in mobilisation for the Rising. The garden centrally consists of a Proclamation stone and seven standing stones, with plaques for each of the seven signatories of the Proclamation.

Proceedings will include a reading of the Proclamation, a flag-raising ceremony, the playing of the National Anthem and other musical performances, and strong input from local clubs and schools. Carbery Rangers Scor group are doing a one-act play based on Pearse’s surrender at the end of the 1916 Rising.The garden will be opened by Sr. Cora Richardson, the niece of J.J. Walsh. The guest speaker is Mr. Con O’ Callaghan (Chairman of Kilmichael/Crossbarry Commemoration Committee).

Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at The Kilbrittain Inn with the theme of ‘food from the era of 1916’. A sincere thanks is due to all those who have volunteered their time, material and skills to this wonderful tribute. We hope that local communities will show their support for this local historical initiative by attending in large numbers. The village will be festooned with buntings on the day and we would love to see individual houses displaying the tricolour or other national emblems. The ceremony will commence at 11.30 a.m.

There will be a piper leading a parade from the Church steps/Republican Plot down the street to the garden and people coming out after Sunday’s Mass are free to join us if they want to take part in the parade with assembly outside the steps directly after 10.30 Mass.

RCIA Qualification
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

As you are aware in the Diocese we offer the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) when adults participate in  weekly sessions over several months in preparation for Baptism into the Catholic Church at the Easter vigil, or for  some people who are already baptised Christians preparation for the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist .  Many of you already have RCIA teams in your parishes who undertake to lead these weekly sessions. Currently we have several people who are seeking initial training or further training to assist them in this parish ministry.

We are planning to offer training to all current members of RCIA teams, those who have been members but have not had enquirers/candidates in recent years, and to our newly commissioned Parish Catechists in partnership with the Maryvale Institute.  It is also open to parish clergy who may wish to participate too.

The Maryvale Institute offers one module leading to the Certificate in RCIA Catechesis which we are now intending to offer in the Diocese.  To undertake the module will involve attending two sessions and then one essay submitted to Maryvale for marking – on completion of the essay and return corrected with grade the certificate will be awarded.

The module has one course book – given at the first session – of nine chapter over 116 pages offering a full explanation of the RCIA process, and how it is facilitated in parishes.

There are two options on offer if you choose to participate in the training module.

Option A:   attend two sessions, submit one essay, receive the Maryvale Certificate in RCIA Catechesis

Option B:   attend two sessions (audit of course only)  no essay, no certificate

The cost of undertaking this module is:  Option A  €60  leading to certificate  (writing the essay)

                                                                                  Option B €50  to audit the course  (no essay – no certificate)

The parish would cover the course fees of those registering to undertake this training  in return for their willingness to engage in the RCIA process in the parish.

The sessions will be delivered in two locations as follows:

CITY AREA:          session one –  Tuesday 13th September   7:30pm to 9:30pm     Turner’s Cross Parish Centre

                                Session two – Tuesday 11th October         7:30pm to 9:30pm     Turner’s Cross Parish Centre

WEST CORK:       session one – Wednesday 14th September    7:30pm to 9:30pm    Clonakilty Parish Centre

                                Session two – Wednesday 12th October          7:30pm to 9:30pm     Clonakilty Parish Centre


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24th April 2016 —
5th Sunday of Easter
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday to Friday NO MASS
Saturday: 10.00 amPriest on Duty
Fr Michael O’Mahony PP, Ballinspittle will be very happy to attend to any urgent need in this parish Monday to Friday of this week
Tel: 021-4778055.

Stations
Stations arranged:
Granfeen –
Albert and Claire Harrington; 7th May
Burren –
Raymond and Therese McCarthy;
3rd June
If your area hasn’t had a station, please consider volunteering.

Mass and Prayer Rota
Rota for Morning Mass Liturgy, Tuesday Morning Prayer and Rosary 25th April to 6th August is now available in the sacristy and online www.frcremin.com/rotas.html

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow every Thursday evening at 08:00 for the month of April. Come join us for the Word and a cuppa. For more info please contact Sergio or Karon on 0870650253.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto 08 – 13 – 19 – 24

There was no winner of the €5,700 lotto jackpot. The €40 winners were Frank Kearney, Shane O’Donnell, Peadar Murphy, Denis Ryan, Pat McCarthy. The jackpot for this weekend will be €5,800.

The Coeliac Society of Ireland
Cork Support Group, Will hold the following meeting in May: Date : Tuesday 10th May 2016 Place: SMA CENTRE Wilton, CorkTime: 8pm Topic: Summer party, Cooking demo and dietician in attendance. All Welcome. (€5 entrance fee)

Official opening of Kilbrittain Garden of Remembrance
On this Sunday, April 24th, at 11:30 a.m. a new Garden of Remembrance will be opened in the heart of Kilbrittain Village to commemorate all those who took part in the historic events of a century ago. Kilbrittain people will pay a particular tribute to the memory of J.J.Walsh of Rathroon, Kilbrittain who fought in the G.P.O. during Easter week, and subsequently went on to become the first Minister for Post and Telegraphs (1922-1927). There will also be a plaque to commemorate the march of the local Volunteers from Kilbrittain and Ballinadee to Macroom in mobilisation for the Rising. The garden centrally consists of a Proclamation stone and seven standing stones, with plaques for each of the seven signatories of the Proclamation.
Proceedings will include a reading of the Proclamation, a flag-raising ceremony, the playing of the National Anthem and other musical performances, and strong input from local clubs and schools. Carbery Rangers Scor group are doing a one-act play based on Pearse’s surrender at the end of the 1916 Rising.The garden will be opened by Sr. Cora Richardson, the niece of J.J. Walsh. The guest speaker is Mr. Con O’ Callaghan (Chairman of Kilmichael/Crossbarry Commemoration Committee).
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at The Kilbrittain Inn with the theme of ‘food from the era of 1916’. A sincere thanks is due to all those who have volunteered their time, material and skills to this wonderful tribute. We hope that local communities will show their support for this local historical initiative by attending in large numbers. The village will be festooned with buntings on the day and we would love to see individual houses displaying the tricolour or other national emblems. The ceremony will commence at 11.30 a.m.
There will be a piper leading a parade from the Church steps/Republican Plot down the street to the garden and people coming out after Sunday’s Mass are free to join us if they want to take part in the parade with assembly outside the steps directly after 10.30 Mass.


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1st May 2016 —
6th Sunday of Easter
Recently Deceased
Pray for the happy repose of the soul ofJohnny Keohane, Burren who died during the week.

Weekday Masses

Monday: (BANK HOLIDAY): 10.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Stations
Next Saturday, 7th May at 11.00 am, for Granfeen at the home of Albert and Claire Harrington

3rd June: Raymond and Therese McCarthy, Burren;
If your area hasn’t had a station, please consider volunteering.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Barleyfield for the month of May.Come and join us for an hour or so. For further information, please contact Jim at 0868306312

Rosary

The Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at the Grotto on each Monday evening during the month of May at 8.00 pm. We would appreciate anyone who could join us as we pray together during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns in the Hall on Wed night next at 8.00 pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Young at Heart
Kilbrittain Young at Heart are holding an Alzheimer’s Tea Party on Thursday 5th May in the Village Hall, between 3 and 4.30pm
We are also having an exhibition of Crafts made by some of our members.


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8th May 2016 —
Feast of the Ascension
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: NO 10.00 AM MASS OWING TO FIRST HOLY COMMUNION.First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion Mass next Saturday, May 14th at 11.00 am for 32 children from Granassing and Kilbrittain National Schools.

Parish Assembly
First of three formation nights for new Parish Assembly members in Parish Hall on this Monday, May 9th from 7.30 to 9.00 pm
The other two formation nights are:
Mon 23rd May; 7.30 to 9.00 pm
Mon 30th May; 7.30 to 9.00 pm.
All those who have accepted nomination to the new Assembly are requested to attend.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Barleyfield for the month of May.Come and join us for an hour or so. For further information, please contact Jim at 0868306312
RosaryThe Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at the Grotto on each Monday evening during the month of May at 8.00 pm. We would appreciate anyone who could join us as we pray together during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Confirmation 2016A reminder to children and parents that the last session of the ‘You Shall Be My Witnesses’ programme will be in the Parish Hall on Thursday next at 8.00 pm.

Confirmation 2016
A reminder to children and parents that the last session of the ‘You Shall Be My Witnesses’ programme will be in the Parish Hall on Thursday next at 8.00 pm.


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15th May 2016 —
Feast of Pentecost
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: NO 10.00 AM MASS (I’ll be celebrating First Holy Communion Mass for Gaelscoil Droichead na Banndan in Bandon at 10.30 on Saturday morning)

Exam Mass
A Mass for the intentions of all who are doing exams this year and their families will be celebrated in Kilbrittain on Tue night next, May 17th, at 8.00 pm. Exam candidates will be participating in the liturgy.

Cemetery Mass
Annual Mass in Clashavanna Cemetery next Wed evening, May 18th, at 8.00 pm.

Parish Assembly
Two formation nights left for new Parish Assembly members:
Mon week, 23rd May; 7.30 to 9.00 pm
Mon 30th May; 7.30 to 9.00 pm.
All those who have accepted nomination to the new Assembly are requested to attend.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Barleyfield for the month of May.Come and join us for an hour or so. For further information, please contact Jim at 0868306312

Rosary
The Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at the Grotto on each Monday evening during the month of May at 8.00 pm. We would appreciate anyone who could join us as we pray together during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.


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22nd May 2016 —
Holy Trinity Sunday

Recently Deceased
GERALD KELLY, Ballinasloe and Bandon. Father of Keith Kelly, Baurleigh
Kelly (Bandon and Ballinasloe.Co Galway) on May 21st 2016 at Bushmount Clonakilty, Gerald beloved husband of Betty, The Green and dear father of Joyce, Brian, Ita and Keith. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, sons-in-law Chris and Damien, daughters-in-law Avril and Michelle, grandchildren,sisters Sheila and Eileen, brothers Jim and Ned, extended family and many friends.
Lying in repose at Gabriel and O’Donovan’s Funeral Home Bandon on Wednesday (25th) from 5pm followed by removal at 6pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain. Requiem Mass on Thursday (26th) at 12 noon with funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.

Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Eucharistic Adoration Change this Wednesday

Owing to the Removal of Gerald Kelly, Eucharisic Devotion will end at 6.00 pm on this Wednesday.

Corpus Christi
Next Sunday, May 29th. Procession immediately after Mass, weather permitting.
Meeting of Altar Society in the sacristy on Monday night after the Rosary..
Donations for the purchase of flowers would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Assembly
Two formation nights left for new Parish Assembly members:
Mon next, 23rd May; 7.30 to 9.00 pmMon week, 30th May; 7.30 to 9.00 pm.
All those who have accepted nomination to the new Assembly are requested to attend.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Barleyfield for the month of May.Come and join us for an hour or so. For further information, please contact Jim at 0868306312

Rosary
The Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at the Grotto on each Monday evening during the month of May at 8.00 pm. We would appreciate anyone who could join us as we pray together during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Children’s Mass
The next Children’s Mass is being brought forward a week from the date on the Parish Calendar. This will be the last Children’s Liturgy before the Summer and will be on Sunday, June 5th.

Second Collection
There will be a second collection next Sunday. This a new collection which we had not been informed about and for which there is no envelope. It is to contribute to the cost of the forthcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin in 2018. All dioceses are expected to fund this in proportion to their populations.

St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society
St. Joseph Young Priests’ Society, meeting in Sacristy on Wed next, 25th May at 8.00pm.
Day Pilgrimage to Knock on Sat, 25th June. €55, includes Breakfast & evening meals. Contact Cormac (BUS) at 0238849196 or 0876167835 or 0877688561, or any member of St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Soc.

Kilbrittain Historical Society Timoleague Trip
On Tuesday evening May 24th Kilbrittain Historical Society have organised a guided historical tour of some sites of interest in Timoleague. Anyone interested should meet in the car park of the Church of Ireland, Timoleague before 8 p.m. Historical sites of interest will include the Catholic Church with its beautiful stained glass windows by the renowned artist Harry Clarke, the Church of Ireland and the Abbey. All are welcome to what should be a very enjoyable and interesting evening in our neighbouring parish.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The annual golf classic takes place next Friday, 27th, in Bandon Golf club.
Lotto 02 – 04 – 06 – 17
There was no winner of the €6,100 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Jennifer Cashman, Raymond O’Leary, Brian O’Connell, Kieran Madden, Aoife Brennan. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,200

Station
Friday week, June 3rd at 8.00 pm. for Burren in the home of Raymond and Therese McCarthy.
A Station Mass for areas which didn’t have house stations this Spring will be celebrated on Wed night, June 8th, at 8.00 pm.


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29th May 2016 —
Corpus Christi
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday:
9.00 amSaturday: 10.00 am

Corpus Christi
Procession immediately after Mass, weather permitting.
Eucharistic Adoration after procession and continuing until 8.00 pm. Please try to find time to adore the Lord in Exposition during the evening

Parish Assembly
Final Formation Night and handover of responsibilities from outgoing Assembly this Mon, 23rd May; 7.30 to 9.00 pmAll those who have accepted nomination to the new Assembly are requested to attend.

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of June. Usual calls to the sick and housebound will be made Thursday to Saturday.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Granreigh for the month of June. Everyone welcome. For more information please contact Bernie at 087 772 2673

Rosary
The Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at the Grotto on Monday night next, the final May rosary, at 8.00 pm. We would appreciate anyone who could join us as we pray together during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Children’s Mass
The next Children’s Mass is being brought forward a week from the date on the Parish Calendar. This will be the last Children’s Liturgy before the Summer and will be on next Sunday, June 5th.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – DUBLIN 2018
Second Collection Today

This weekend 28th/29th of May a special collection will be taken up in all churches in our Diocese towards the cost of hosting this event in Ireland at the invitation of Pope Francis. On Tuesday of this week the date and theme was announced by the Vatican. The theme is “The Gospel of the family, joy to the world” and the meeting will take place from 22nd to 26th August 2018. While the event will take place in Dublin we are all invited to participate – we will begin preparations in Cork and Ross in the autumn. It was in 1994 that Saint John Paul II called the first World Meeting of Families inviting families from across the globe to come together to share faith and to give them the opportunity to share the challenges and celebrate the blessings of family life in society today.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The U14 hurlers beat Pedlars 4-8 to 0-7 in the semi-final to reach the final of the west cork championship. The Junior B footballers have been drawn against Argideen Rangers in the quarter-final of the county championship. The Intermediate hurlers will play Grenagh in the championship following Grenaghs victory over Ballymartle last weekend.
Lotto 03 – 10 – 13 – 26
The €6200 lotto Jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Lorraine Walsh, Shane O’Donnell, Mary Lynch, Edmund Moloney, Lilly May. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,300.

Stations
Friday next, June 3rd at 8.00 pm. for Burren in the home of Raymond and Therese McCarthy.

A Station Mass for areas which didn’t have house stations this Spring will be celebrated on Wed night, June 8th, at 8.00 pm. Envelopes are available for distribution to those areas now, please:
 Barleyfield
 Garrendruig
 Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen and Coolshinnaugh
 Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
 Coolmain
 Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
 Glenduff
 Granreigh and Glounavaud
 Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
 Knockbrown and Baurleigh
 Ratharoon
 Village

Members of New Parish Assembly
We welcome the following members for the new Assembly and thank them for their generosity and courage in accepting their nominations.

Theresa Ahern
Eileen Brennan
Dan Burke
Michelle Callaghan
Dorothy Crowley
Karon Da Silva
Sergio Da Silva
Phil Deasy
Ted Hallissey
Claire Harrington
Rose Hayes
Tim Horgan
Ann Madden
Jim Moore
Niall O’Brien
Susan O’Donovan
Mary O’Mahony
Helen O’Neill
Brenda O’Riordan
Judy Sexton


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5th June 2016 —
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: BANK HOLIDAY 10.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amLectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Granreigh for the month of June. Everyone welcome. For more information please contact Bernie at 087 772 2673

Station
A Station Mass for areas which didn’t have house stations this Spring will be celebrated on Wed night, next June 8th, at 8.00 pm. Envelopes are available for distribution to those areas now, please:
 Barleyfield
 Garrendruig
 Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen and Coolshinnaugh
 Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
 Coolmain
 Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
 Glenduff
 Granreigh and Glounavaud
 Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
 Knockbrown and Baurleigh
 Ratharoon
 Village

Ladies’ Group
The Ladies’ Group walk around the Old Head of Kinsale takes place Monday 13th June with refreshments in the Speckled Door afterwards. Everyone welcome. Meet in Speckled Door car park at 7.30

Knock Pilgrimage
On Saturday June 25th St Joseph’s Young Priest Society Day trip to Knock. All-in package including Breakfast, Evening meal and coach €55. Call 023-8849196 to book or any member from St Joseph’s Young Priest Society.

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

Kilbrittain Historical Society
On Thursday evening June 16th, the Kilbrittain Historical Society are organising a free historical Kinsale Harbour Cruise with Jerome Lordan, to reward our loyal members for their support over the last year and a half. The bus will leave Kilbrittain at 7p.m. and will visit the 9/11 memorial garden at Ringrone on the way. The cruise around Kinsale Harbour will take around an hour and the bus will return to Kilbrittain at 9:30p.m. Please note that this trip is for members only and places are limited to 50 on a first-come-first-served basis. To become a member contact Niall on 086 0591854.

Tea/Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney, Kilbrittain Village, invite you to a Tea/Coffee evening on Fri. June 17th from 7pm onwards in memory of their son Justin. All proceeds to the Heart Education and Research Trust (HEART) at Cork University Hospital.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Thanks to all those who entered teams and sponsored tee-boxes in the annual golf classic in Bandon golf Club recently. The event was a huge success.
Hard luck to the U14 hurlers who lost out to Bandon in the west cork final last Sunday evening. The Intermediate hurling first round against Grenagh will take place on Saturday 11th June at 7pm in Mayfield.
Lotto 06 – 12 – 22 – 26
The €6,300 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were ‘The Harrington Boys’, Mary & Sinead O’Donovan, Phil Collins, Ger Crowley, Arthur O’Leary. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €6400.

Kilbrittain Welfare Group
A new walk in aid of West Cork Cancer Connect Bus next Sunday 12th June, starting at the church steps at 2.00 pm.. All welcome.


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12th June 2016 —
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
PLEASE NOTE: Lectio Divina will not take place for the next two weeks. Resuming on the 30th June in Granreigh.

Rathclaren Cemetery Mass
Next Wednesday, June 15th at 8.00 pm.

Kilbrittain Welfare Group
A new walk in aid of West Cork Cancer Connect Bus this Sunday 12th June, starting at the church steps at 2.00 pm.. All welcome.

Ladies’ Group
The Ladies’ Group walk around the Old Head of Kinsale takes place Monday next 13th June with refreshments in the Speckled Door afterwards. Everyone welcome. Meet in Speckled Door car park at 7.30

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
 Monthly meeting on Tue next, 14th June, at 8.00 pm. Note change of day owing to Rathclaren Cemetery Mass on Wed.
 On Saturday June 25th St Joseph’s Young Priest Society Day trip to Knock. All-in package including Breakfast, Evening meal and coach €55. Call 023-8849196 to book or any member from St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society.

Parish Picnic
A parish picnic (bring and share) takes place on Sunday 19th June at 3 pm in the grounds of the parochial house. All are welcome, entertainment for both young and old.

Tea/Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney, Kilbrittain Village, invite you to a Tea/Coffee evening on Fri. June 17th from 7pm onwards in memory of their son Justin. All proceeds to the Heart Education and Research Trust (HEART) at Cork University Hospital.

Kilbrittain Historical Society
The advertised Historical Kinsale Harbour Cruise on next Thursday is completely booked out now. Thanks for your support.
Community MeetingThere will be a meeting of Courtmacsherry Bay promotion group in the Hall on Wed week, June 22nd, at 9.00 pm. Included in the agenda is a discussion about getting the Kinsale-Clonakilty bus to pass through Kilbrittain village. All interested should try to attend.

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

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Best of luck to the Junior B footballers who meet Argideen Rangers in the quarter-final of the county championship on Friday next 17th June in Barryroe at 7:30pm.
Lotto 02 – 24 – 29 – 31
There was no winner of the €6,400 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Susan Nyhan, Danny Clarke, Seamus O’Brien, Norman & Colette Tuthill, Lilly Mae. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,500


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19th June 2016 —
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
PLEASE NOTE: Lectio Divina will not take place for the next two weeks. Resuming on the 30th June in Granreigh.

Parish Picnic
Owing to the persistent rain, which is forecasted to continue all day, the Pairsh Picnic scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled.

Rotas
Rotas for Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Adoration now available in the sacristy. Rota for Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers also available online.

Altar Society
Kilbrittain Altar Society very much appreciate the donations to the Altar Fund and also the flowers and plants received for the Procession.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
On Saturday June 25th St Joseph’s Young Priest Society Day trip to Knock. All-in package including Breakfast, Evening meal and coach €55. Call 023-8849196 to book or any member from St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society.

Community Meeting
There will be a meeting of Courtmacsherry Bay promotion group in the Hall on Wed next, June 22nd, at 9.00 pm. Included in the agenda is a discussion about getting the Kinsale-Clonakilty bus to pass through Kilbrittain village. All interested should try to attend.

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

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Best of luck to the Junior A hurlers who meet Kilmeen in the 1st round of the championship in Ahiohill at 8pm on Friday next 24th June. Also best of luck to the Intermediate hurlers who meet Argideen Rangers in round 2A of the championship in Ballinaspittle at 7:30pm on Saturday 25th.
Lotto 16 – 22 – 25 – 32
There was no winner of the €6500 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Barry Cronin, Terry O’Regan, Eoin Nyhan, Mary Anne Coughlan, 0972276587. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €6,600


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26th June 2016 —
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amFirst Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of July. Usual calls to sick and housebound will be made during the week.
If you wish to have a name added to the First Friday list or would like just a once-off call, I’d be delighted to hear from you.

Lectio Divina
Resuming on next Thursday, 30th June, in Granreigh.

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

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
New name, no change in service. West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Radio Maria Ireland
Radio Maria – Ireland’s dedicated Catholic radio station – broadcasts twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Radio Maria Ireland has been broadcasting for over a year and was officially launched by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on February the 11th of this year.
Amongst our regular broadcasts of Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Angelus, Morning and Evening Prayer we also broadcast programmes of Catechism, Human Development, News and Music.
Listeners can choose from the following listening options:
1. Dial 01 437 3277 (included in free local calls)
2. Click Listen Live on our website www.radiomaria.ie
3. DAB radio (“Maria +” or “Maria”) currently works in Dublin and Cork cities
4. “Radio Maria Ireland” on Internet radio
5. Download the free mobile App – “Radio Maria World Family” on AppStore/ PlayStore/ Windows Store
Our Facebook page is Radio Maria – Ireland.
Our presenters – some priests, some religious, many lay people – are voluntary. Please pray for the success of Radio Maria Ireland.


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3rd July 2016 —
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amLectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Farnagark for the month of July, every Thursday night at 8:00. For more information please contact Tim or Majella on 087 796 5321

Fundraising Guided Walk
Kilbrittain Trails are organising a Fundraising Guided 7 Km Walk on next Sunday, July 10th, starting at 2.00 pm from the church steps. Your support would be appreciated.

CIT Springboard Initiative
Cork Institute of Technology are offering a number of courses under the Springboard initiative which would be a great opportunity for jobseekers. SPRINGBOARD OFFERS MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOB SEEKERS AT CIT. Cork Institute of Technology is offering ten courses under the Springboard+ Initiatives, with places for 169 job seekers. Courses available include Cloud Computing, Mobile Software Development and Data Science and Analytics as well as courses in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma Methodologies, ICT Project Management, Architectural Technology and Interior Architecture and Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying.
Details on available courses, eligibility and the application process are available at www.springboardcourses.ie

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

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
New name, no change in service. West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.
Youth 2000 Summer FestivalYOUTH 2000 Summer Festival is here again. Make a small effort for a big reward and meet new friends that’ll stay for life. Held next weekend, 7th to 10th July, at the Cistercian College in Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. For further information please call (01) 675 3690 or email: dublin@youth2000.ie or brouse on-line on www.youth2000.ied

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 – CORK EVENT
The Diocese of Cork and Ross Pastoral Development Office is hosting an evening Vigil and Mass on Saturday 30th July from 8pm to Midnight to coincide with the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland with Pope Francis. The evening will include music, inspiring talks, prayer, food, confession, adoration, discussion groups and live links to Krakow throughout the evening. The event will conclude with Concelebrated Mass at 11pm. This will all take place in Saint Columba’s Church and Parish Centre in Douglas. It is open to young adults 18-40 and young people 16-18 accompanied by parish group leaders. A contribution of €10 per participant is asked and registration is essential – details and registration forms available from the Pastoral Development Office telephone 021 4537601.

KILBRITAIN GAA
The Junior Hurlers were well beaten by Kilbree in the championship first round last weekend. They meet St James in round 2 with the date to be confirmed. The Intermediate had a narrow one point win over Argideen Rangers. They await the draw for round four to see who they meet next.
Lotto
14, 16, 20, 21

The lotto jackpot was not won. the numbers drawn were €40 winners were Barry Cronin, John Kelly, Tony Hurley, Charlotte Walsh, H&M&H. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,800


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10th July 2016 —
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amLectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Farnagark for the month of July, every Thursday night at 8:00. For more information please contact Tim or Majella on 087 796 5321

Fundraising Guided Walk
Kilbrittain Trails are organising a Fundraising Guided 7 Km Walk on next Sunday, July 10th, starting at 2.00 pm from the church steps. Your support would be appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island
Pilgrimage to Our Ladys Island. Wexford on Sunday 24th July. Bus leaving Clonakilty at 7.30am. Will collect people on way where possible. Phone Nellie Collins at 023-8848252

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

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
New name, no change in service. West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.
Youth 2000 Summer FestivalYOUTH 2000 Summer Festival is here again. Make a small effort for a big reward and meet new friends that’ll stay for life. Held next weekend, 7th to 10th July, at the Cistercian College in Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. For further information please call (01) 675 3690 or email: dublin@youth2000.ie or brouse on-line on www.youth2000.ied

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 – CORK EVENT
The Diocese of Cork and Ross Pastoral Development Office is hosting an evening Vigil and Mass on Saturday 30th July from 8pm to Midnight to coincide with the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland with Pope Francis. The evening will include music, inspiring talks, prayer, food, confession, adoration, discussion groups and live links to Krakow throughout the evening. The event will conclude with Concelebrated Mass at 11pm. This will all take place in Saint Columba’s Church and Parish Centre in Douglas. It is open to young adults 18-40 and young people 16-18 accompanied by parish group leaders. A contribution of €10 per participant is asked and registration is essential – details and registration forms available from the Pastoral Development Office telephone 021 4537601.


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17th July 2016 —
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amCurrowrane Cemetery Mass
Next Wed, July 20th at 8.00 pm.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Farnagark for the month of July, every Thursday night at 8:00. For more information please contact Tim or Majella on 087 796 5321

Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island
Pilgrimage to Our Ladys Island. Wexford on Sunday 24th July. Bus leaving Clonakilty at 7.30am. Will collect people on way where possible. Phone Nellie Collins at 023-8848252

Kilbrittain Historical Society Michael Collins Trip
After a very enjoyable and interesting cruise around Kinsale Harbour in June, the Kilbrittain Historical Society is continuing their summer programme with a trip to the birthplace of Michael Collins on Thurs next, July 21st.
The bus will depart Kilbrittain Hall at 7.00 pm. Members will enjoy a guided tour through Clonakilty, Kilkerrin cemetery (Burial ground of Michael Collins’ father), through The Pike and a half hour stop off at Woodfield (Collins Family Homestead). We will conclude with a brief visit to the Four Alls Bar at Sam’s Cross or some light refreshments. (The Four Alls was once owned by Collins’ uncle Jeremiah and here Collins met with his family on his last visit home, the day he was killed.) Coach will depart Sam Cross at 9.30 pm.
This trip will be guided by Con McCarthy (who is a relative of Michael Collins) and is sure to be another informative and enjoyable outing for all. The bus will cost €5 and, for insurance reasons, is limited to members of Kilbrittain Historical Society. Bus places are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis. To book your place contact Triona on 087 6689116.
To become a member call Niall on 086 0591854.

CIT Springboard Initiative
Cork Institute of Technology are offering a number of courses under the Springboard initiative which would be a great opportunity for jobseekers. SPRINGBOARD OFFERS MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOB SEEKERS AT CIT. Cork Institute of Technology is offering ten courses under the Springboard+ Initiatives, with places for 169 job seekers. Courses available include Cloud Computing, Mobile Software Development and Data Science and Analytics as well as courses in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma Methodologies, ICT Project Management, Architectural Technology and Interior Architecture and Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying.Details on available courses, eligibility and the application process are available at www.springboardcourses.ie

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

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
New name, no change in service. West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

CORK WORLD YOUTH DAY VIGIL AND MASS – 30TH JULY
The Pastoral Development Office regrets to announce that this event will not be going ahead due to insufficient numbers registered.


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24th July 2016 —
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amLectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held in Farnagark for the month of July, every Thursday night at 8:00. For more information please contact Tim or Majella on 087 796 5321

Platform Dancing

Platform Dancing (in association with Kilbrittain Festival) takes place this Sunday 24th of July from 6.30pm onwards at the Harbour View Platform. All are welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Well done to the U16 hurlers who beat Cillmochomog 2-9 to 0-8 in the semi-final of the championship last Wednesday evening. Best of luck in the final.
Lotto 04 – 14 – 30 – 32
There was no winner of the €7,000 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Josephine Dinneen, Donal Og, Sean O’Connell, Kelly family, Jeremy McSweeney. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €7,100

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

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
New name, no change in service. West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

CORK WORLD YOUTH DAY VIGIL AND MASS – 30TH JULY
The Pastoral Development Office regrets to announce that this event will not be going ahead due to insufficient numbers registered.


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31st July 2016 —
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday (Bank Holiday): 10.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

First Friday
Next Friday is the First Friday of August. Usual calls will be made to the sick and housebound.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Ardacrow for the month of August. Join us for Scripture reading. For more info contact Sergio at 0870650253

Kilbrittain Festival
Kilbrittain Festival starts Monday 1st of August with 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and Nearest The Pin Competition. All are welcome to enter.
Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th, Cul Camp runs in the community grounds from 10am to 2.30pm.
Main Festival weekend begins with the Table Quiz on Thursday 4th of August and continues until Sunday 7th of August.
Please see posters/programmes/facebook for details. We hope you enjoy the festival.

Rathclaren Tour
Kilbrittain Historical Society, in connection with Kilbrittain Festival, will have a guided tour of Rathclarin Church and cemetery on Wednesday August 3rd at 8:00 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the heritage and diversity of our own parish in an educational and enjoyable way. All are welcome to this free event.

Charity Shop
(in aid of Local Voluntary Cancer Connect Bus Service) From August 1st to Sunday 7th, each afternoon, a charity shop will be open in Hickeys Food Store. A mix of household items such as books, clothes etc will be on sale. Details can be found in Hickey’s Food Store.

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

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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7th August 2016 —
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently Deceased
Pray for Johanna (Josie) Quinn, Cloundereen whose funeral Mass takes place this Sunday.

Weekday Masses
Monday 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Feast of the Assumption
Feast is on Monday week, 15th August. This means that there will be a Vigil Mass on next Sunday at 8.00 pm as well as the usual Sunday Masses.

Kilbrittain Cemetery Mass
Next Wed week, 17th August. All welcome to join us for refreshments afterwards in the Hall.

Station
For Granfeen in the home of Micheál and Catherine Whelton on Saturday week, 20th of August at 11.00 am.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Ardacrow for the month of August. Join us for Scripture reading. For more info contact Sergio at 0870650253

History Society Journal
Kilbrittain Historical Society are putting out the call to members of the community to contribute material for the Kilbrittain Historical Journal. We are looking for photos of people and events in the history of the parish, written personal stories, memories, accounts of times past in Kilbrittain, old newspaper articles, and reflections of the people of Kilbrittain on its history and culture. We are gathering as much material as we can for the 2016 and future journals. The deadline for submissions for the 2016 journal is September 10th. Please contact the editor, and send material to diarmaidodonovan@gmail.com


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14th August 2016 —
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feast of the Assumption
Feast is on this Monday, 15th August. Vigil Mass this Sunday at 8.00 pmMass of the Feast on Monday at 10.30

Weekday Masses
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Kilbrittain Cemetery Mass
Next Wed, 17th August. All welcome to join us for refreshments afterwards in the Hall.

Stations
 For Granfeen in the home of Micheál and Catherine Whelton on Saturday morning next, 20th of August at 11.00 am.
 For Glenduff on Friday night week, August 26th in the home of John and Helen O’Neill.
 For Cloncalla Mór and Cloncalla Beg (Maryboro) on Sat morning week, August 27th, at 12.00 noon in the home of John and Marie O’Mahony.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Ardacrow for the month of August. Join us for Scripture reading. For more info contact Sergio at 0870650253

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns on Wed week, Aug 24th at 8,00 pm in the Hall.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Well done to the minor hurlers and footballers who had good wins in the championship recently beating Clonakilty in the hurling and Newcestown in the football. The U21 hurling championship against Ballinascarthy takes place on Tuesady 16th in Ahiohill at 7pm. Best of luck to all involved.
Lotto 11 – 27 – 28 – 32
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €7300. €40 winners were Sean Sexton, Nina & Aya Healy, Mary Anne Coughlan, Chaoimhe Long, Catherine O’Mahony. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €7400.

History Society Journal
Kilbrittain Historical Society are putting out the call to members of the community to contribute material for the Kilbrittain Historical Journal. We are looking for photos of people and events in the history of the parish, written personal stories, memories, accounts of times past in Kilbrittain, old newspaper articles, and reflections of the people of Kilbrittain on its history and culture. We are gathering as much material as we can for the 2016 and future journals. The deadline for submissions for the 2016 journal is September 10th. Please contact the editor, and send material to diarmaidodonovan@gmail.com


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21st August 2016 —
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Stations
 For Glenduff on Friday night next, August 26th in the home of John and Helen O’Neill.
 For Cloncalla Mór and Cloncalla Beg (Maryboro) on Sat morning next, August 27th, at 12.00 noon in the home of John and Marie O’Mahony.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will be held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Ardacrow for the month of August. Join us for Scripture reading. For more info contact Sergio at 0870650253

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns on Wed next, Aug 24th at 8.00 pm in the Hall.

Adult Studies – Catechism of the Catholic Church
September to December 2016 in St Francis’Church. Liberty St, Cork. Wed nights 730 pm to 9.30 pm, beginning Wed 7th September. Spiritual Director Fr Ronan Connolly, OP. All Welcome. These studies are open to all adults who wish to have a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. For further details contact Máirín Ni Shúilleabáin 087/7950325 or email catechism@corkandross.org. Catechism website is www.catechism.ie

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Intermediate hurlers were drawn against Glen Rovers in the quarter-final of the championship. The match has been fixed for next Sunday 28th August, at 2 pm in Riverstick. Best of luck to all concerned.
Lotto 10 – 18 – 25 – 27
The €7,400 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Adrian Kearney, Sean Hurley, Bernie Lyons, Denis Murphy Jnr, Matthew Hegarty & Marion O’Mahony. The jackpot for this weekend will be €7,500.

History Society Journal
Kilbrittain Historical Society are putting out the call to members of the community to contribute material for the Kilbrittain Historical Journal. We are looking for photos of people and events in the history of the parish, written personal stories, memories, accounts of times past in Kilbrittain, old newspaper articles, and reflections of the people of Kilbrittain on its history and culture. We are gathering as much material as we can for the 2016 and future journals. The deadline for submissions for the 2016 journal is September 10th. Please contact the editor, and send material to diarmaidodonovan@gmail.com

Pilgrimages
Year of Mercy San Giovanni and Assisi Pilgrimage group led by Fr. Sean Crowley on 30th September.. Price €919 pps. Celebrating the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. on the 4th October in Assisi.
Also Holy Land at Christmas 2016 led by Fr Philip McShane Price €1,375 pps. Payment can be made in instalments. Contact James Treacy for details 086-0572216

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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28th August 2016 —
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently Deceased
Eileen Murphy, Glounavaud
Margaret Cissie O’Brien, Cripple Hill
Maureen Morgan, England

Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

First Friday
Next Friday is the First Friday of September. Usual calls will be made to the sick and housebound.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
 Best of luck to the Intermediate hurlers who meet Glen Rovers in the quarter-final of the county in Riverstick at 2pm on this Sunday.
 Best of luck also to the minor hurlers who play Ahane Gaels in the West Cork final next Saturday; time and venue to be confirmed.
 There will be a Full Club meeting on Monday night at 8pm in the hall to discuss the ‘Kevin O’Donovan Document’. All are welcome.
Lotto 06 – 09 – 18 – 31
There was no winner of the lotto Jackpot of €7,500. €40 winners were Maura Hayes, Aoife Desmond, Denis Ryan, Susan Hurley, Marion O’Mahnoy & Francis O’Brien. The jackpot for this weekend will be €7,600.

Kilbrittain Scout Success
Congratulations to the Fiery Fox Patrol, 102nd Cork, Kilbrittain Scouts on achieving a Gold Award at the National Phoenix CampCraft Competition in Mount Mellery last weekend and on their 18th place finish of 96 participating teams. Congratulations to Jenifer Barry, Olivia Lordan, Sadhbh O Riordan, Ailbhe Coughlan, James Condon, Eoighan Hayes, George Lordan and Rachel Barry.

Poor Clares
Vocations Afternoon on Sat. 17th Sept., 2 to 4.30pm,at the Poor Clare Monastery,College Rd. Cork.

Going to UCC this year?
Pop into the chaplaincy on College Road for a cuppa. You’ll find a home away from home.
The chaplaincy is a vibrant and warm community, where you can meet new friends, unwind in between classes, and just be yourself. In the chaplaincy you will also have many opportunities for reflection, growth, prayer, catechesis and support. Our full-time chaplains are always available to listen, and to provide you with whatever guidance and help you need on your university journey.
At the Honan Chapel we welcome you to daily and Sunday Mass, prayer services, or for some quiet time on your own.

History Society Journal
Kilbrittain Historical Society are putting out the call to members of the community to contribute material for the Kilbrittain Historical Journal. We are looking for photos of people and events in the history of the parish, written personal stories, memories, accounts of times past in Kilbrittain, old newspaper articles, and reflections of the people of Kilbrittain on its history and culture. We are gathering as much material as we can for the 2016 and future journals. The deadline for submissions for the 2016 journal is September 10th. Please contact the editor, and send material to diarmaidodonovan@gmail.com

Anam Cara
Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 7th of September from 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork (please note change of venue). This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Pilgrimages
Year of Mercy San Giovanni and Assisi Pilgrimage group led by Fr. Sean Crowley on 30th September.. Price €919 pps. Celebrating the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. on the 4th October in Assisi.
Also Holy Land at Christmas 2016 led by Fr Philip McShane Price €1,375 pps. Payment can be made in instalments. Contact James Treacy for details 086-0572216

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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4th September 2016 —
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Barleyfield for the month of September. Come for a quick Scripture and a chat. For more info, please contact Jim on 086830 6312.

Sunday Readers’ Rota
Rota until Feb 2017 on notice boards now with copies available in sacristy and online rotas.html. We welcome seven new readers, some of our first-year secondary students.

Legion Pilgrimage to Knock
Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 25th September. Depart Bandon 6.30 am sharp. Cost €55, inclusive of breakfast and evening meal at The Inn at Dromoland. For further information contact Margaret 021-7338034; Mai 086-3030195; Bernie 023-8841900; Ellen 021-7338064.

Scout Registration
Registration night for all sections of the 102nd Kilbrittain Scout Group will take place in the Community Hall at 7pm on Monday 5th Sept – we have long waiting lists so it’s very important that all present members are registered on Monday night, in order that, any new members who wish to join may be given any remaining places.

Young at Heart
Kilbrittain Young at Heart restarts on Thursday 15th September at 2.30, in Kilbrittain Village Hall. New Members welcome.

Cork Autism Conference
The Cork Autism Conference takes place on October 9th at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork from 9am until 4.30pm. In this conference 5 highly respected medical practitioners and specialists in autism and aspergers syndrome share valuable resources for your child, family member, friend, student or yourself. You can avail of a special special early bird rate of only €49 until September, 18th. Find out more details here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call Micheál on 0861719311.

Poor Clares
Vocations Afternoon on Sat. 17th Sept., 2 to 4.30pm,at the Poor Clare Monastery,College Rd. Cork.

History Society Journal
Kilbrittain Historical Society are putting out the call to members of the community to contribute material for the Kilbrittain Historical Journal. We are looking for photos of people and events in the history of the parish, written personal stories, memories, accounts of times past in Kilbrittain, old newspaper articles, and reflections of the people of Kilbrittain on its history and culture. We are gathering as much material as we can for the 2016 and future journals. The deadline for submissions for the 2016 journal is September 10th. Please contact the editor, and send material to diarmaidodonovan@gmail.com

Anam Cara
Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 7th of September from 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork (please note change of venue). This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Pilgrimages
Year of Mercy San Giovanni and Assisi Pilgrimage group led by Fr. Sean Crowley on 30th September.. Price €919 pps. Celebrating the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. on the 4th October in Assisi.
Also Holy Land at Christmas 2016 led by Fr Philip McShane Price €1,375 pps. Payment can be made in instalments. Contact James Treacy for details 086-0572216

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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11th September 2016 —
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Barleyfield for the month of September. Come for a quick Scripture and a chat. For more info, please contact Jim on 086830 6312.

Legion Pilgrimage to Knock
Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 25th September. Depart Bandon 6.30 am sharp. Cost €55, inclusive of breakfast and evening meal at The Inn at Dromoland. For further information contact Margaret 021-7338034; Mai 086-3030195; Bernie 023-8841900; Ellen 021-7338064.

Young at Heart
Kilbrittain Young at Heart restarts on Thursday next 15th September at 2.30, in Kilbrittain Village Hall. New Members welcome.

Ladies’ Group
Ladies’ Group meeting on Monday next, 12th September, in the hall. Guest speaker will attend. New members welcomed.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Intermediate hurling championship quarter-final replay against Glen Rovers takes place this Sunday at the changed time of 4pm in Riverstick. The Junior B football replay against Newcestown will take place on Wednesday next 14th September, in Clonakilty at 7:30pm. Best of luck to all involved.
Lotto 03 – 08 – 21- 25
The lotto jackpot of €7,700 was not won. €40 winners were Martin Lehane, Aaron Holland, Therese McCarthy, Helena Ryan, Jerry Moloney. The jackpot for this weekend will be €7,800.

Cork Autism Conference
The Cork Autism Conference takes place on October 9th at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork from 9am until 4.30pm. In this conference 5 highly respected medical practitioners and specialists in autism and aspergers syndrome share valuable resources for your child, family member, friend, student or yourself. You can avail of a special special early bird rate of only €49 until September, 18th. Find out more details here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call Micheál on 0861719311.

UCC Diploma in Autism Studies
Registration for this part-time night course (Level 6/7 Certificate/Diploma) is open until Friday 23rd September. Full details and registration online at www.ucc.ie/en/ace-daus/ , or phone 021-490 4700.

Poor Clares
Vocations Afternoon on Sat. 17th Sept., 2 to 4.30pm,at the Poor Clare Monastery,College Rd. Cork.

History Society Journal
Kilbrittain Historical Society are putting out the call to members of the community to contribute material for the Kilbrittain Historical Journal. We are looking for photos of people and events in the history of the parish, written personal stories, memories, accounts of times past in Kilbrittain, old newspaper articles, and reflections of the people of Kilbrittain on its history and culture. We are gathering as much material as we can for the 2016 and future journals. The deadline for submissions for the 2016 journal is September 10th. Please contact the editor, and send material to diarmaidodonovan@gmail.com

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Sunday Envelopes 2016
At the start of the year we asked you to put your name on your envelope at least once during the year so that we can identify who the envelope numbers are assigned to, mainly for tax-back purposes. To date 64% of the numbers have been matched with names. Some people will wish to remain anonymous but if you want yourself identified and haven’t yet done so please try make sure your name is on the envelope as soon as possible. If you have a doubt, check with Fr Cremin or put your name on again to make sure. Once more, be assured that only Fr Cremin opens named envelopes and only he has knowledge of what each individual gives on any occasion.


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18th September 2016 —
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday to Friday :NO MASSS
aturday: 10.00 am

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Soc., meeting in Sacristy at 8.00pm on Wednesday 21st. Sept. New members welcome. Please consider spending some time in the church during exposition Wed afternoon to pray for vocations.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Barleyfield for the month of September. Come for a quick Scripture and a chat. For more info, please contact Jim on 086 830 6312.

Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgirmage to Cork
Saturday 15th October.

Parish Assembly is organising a Pilgrimage to Cork to visit the places recommended by the Dioces as special places for the Jubilee Year: Penny Dinners, Holy Door in St Francis’ Church, Trocaire Office, South Chapel, Nano Nagle’s Grave in the South Presentation Convent. Anybody interested should contact Fr Cremin or Jim Moore (086 830 6312)

Legion Pilgrimage to Knock
Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 25th September. Depart Bandon 6.30 am sharp. Cost €55, inclusive of breakfast and evening meal at The Inn at Dromoland. For further information contact Margaret 021-7338034; Mai 086-3030195; Bernie 023-8841900; Ellen 021-7338064.

Adult Choir
The adult choir will resume Choir Practice next Wednesday night September 21st at 8pm. New members very welcome.

Gougane Sunday – Year of Mercy,
Annual Pilgrimage next Sunday 25th September. Rosary will be recited at 2.00 pm; Concelebrated Mass will be begin at 2.30 pm. Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh, will preach the homily.
To commemorate the Year of Mercy a Gate/Door of Mercy will be created at the entrance to St Finbarr’s Island.

Foróige
Kilbrittain Foroige Club returns after the summer break on Friday the 23rd of September, at 9.30 pm, in The Hall, with registration of existing and new members. As places are limited, we ask all those interested in joining the club for the coming year to attend on the night. A Parent/Guardian must attend on the night with your child. The club cannot function without the help of parents. Under new requirements of the Child Protection Laws, all helping parents must be Garda vetted. To facilitate this, we are asking parents to bring a form of photo ID (passport, driving licence) and proof of address (utility bill) on the night, and we will guide everyone through the process. The membership fee of €20 per member or €30 per family will also be collected on the night.

Invitation to Bereaved Parents
A Service of Remembrance will be held by Cork University Maternity Hospital on Friday 7th October 2016 at 7.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork.
All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

Cork Autism Conference
The Cork Autism Conference takes place on October 9th at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork from 9am until 4.30pm. In this conference 5 highly respected medical practitioners and specialists in autism and aspergers syndrome share valuable resources for your child, family member, friend, student or yourself. You can avail of a special special early bird rate of only €49 until September, 18th. Find out more details here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call Micheál on 0861719311.

UCC Diploma in Autism Studies
Registration for this part-time night course (Level 6/7 Certificate/Diploma) is open until Friday 23rd September. Full details and registration online at www.ucc.ie/en/ace-daus/ , or phone 021-490 4700.

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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25th September 2016 —
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed to Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amLectio Divina
Lectio Divina is held every Thursday night at 8:30 in Barleyfield for the month of September. Come for a quick Scripture and a chat. For more info, please contact Jim on 086 830 6312.

Folk Group
Folk Group resumes regular practice on on Tuesday nights from 8 to 9, starting this week. New members would be very welcome.

Children’s Liturgy
The special monthly Children’s Ligurgy will be returning on Sunday, October 9th and is open to all children up to and including THIRD class.

Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgirmage to CorkSaturday 15th October.
Parish Assembly is organising a Pilgrimage to Cork to visit the places recommended by the Dioces as special places for the Jubilee Year: Penny Dinners, Holy Door in St Francis’ Church, Trocaire Office, South Chapel, Nano Nagle’s Grave in the South Presentation Convent. Anybody interested should contact Fr Cremin or Jim Moore (086 830 6312)

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis
Following the successful completion of the first two year Certificate programme and commissioning of Parish Catechists we are now inviting applications for the course to begin in January 2017. The Certificate in Parish Catechesis is offered in partnership with Maryvale Institute over two years with four course days per year and supported study using the distance learning model. Participants complete 12 assignments over 2 years and are then commissioned by the Bishop to take on the ministry of Parish Catechist. The course may also be of interest to those wanting to deepen their understanding their faith. for those interested we are offering two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30pm to 4:00pm and 7:30pm to 9:00pm you are welcome to attend either of these to find out more about the course and the ministry. Enquiries: Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office 021 4537601

Anam Cara Bereavement Information Evening
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 5th of October from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Ambassador Hotel, Military Road, Cork. The guest speaker for the evening is Pat McCarthy. This is a free event. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 4th October or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Invitation to Bereaved Parents
A Service of Remembrance will be held by Cork University Maternity Hospital on Friday 7th October 2016 at 7.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork.
All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

Cork Autism Conference
The Cork Autism Conference takes place on October 9th at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork from 9am until 4.30pm. In this conference 5 highly respected medical practitioners and specialists in autism and aspergers syndrome share valuable resources for your child, family member, friend, student or yourself. You can avail of a special special early bird rate of only €49 until September, 18th. Find out more details here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call Micheál on 0861719311.

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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2nd October 2016 —
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed to Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amFirst Friday
A reminder that Friday next is the First Friday of October.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of October. Come and join us for a chat about faith. For more info please contact Bernie on 087 772 2673.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
Meeting on Tue night next, 4th October in the sacristy at 8.00 pm.

Children’s Liturgy
The special monthly Children’s Ligurgy will be returning on Sunday, October 9th and is open to all children up to and including THIRD class.

Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgirmage to CorkSaturday 15th October.
In accord with the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has declared that the Holy Doors will be opened for pilgrims to pass through and experience the loving mercy of God. The Diocese of Cork and Ross pilgrimage is based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, and follows a route of five stations through the city. A parish pilgrimage will be held on 15th October, beginning with 10.00 Mass in Kilbrittain. We expect to leave Cork at about 3.00 pm on the return journeyWe will travel by bus to the city, and visit these five stations, which are quite close to each other:
 Cork Penny Dinners, Little Hanover Street. The aim of this organisation is to provide a hot, nourishing midday meal to everyone who calls, and it serves over 1000 meals every week. Those who cook, serve and wash up are volunteers, who never judge, just offer a warm welcome. We are encouraged to bring a small gift of perishable foods (like gravy granules, orange cordial) or kitchen cleaning items (tea towels, black refuse sacks).
 The Holy Door, St Francis Church, Liberty Street. Confessions are available here.
 The Shrine of the Holy Souls, Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Paul Street.
 Trócaire, Cook Street. We will see a short video on the work done by Trócaire, and are invited to sign campaign cards to add to the drive to respond to injustices in our world today.
 St Finbarr’s South Parish Church, the oldest parish church in the city, and site of the shrine of Venerable Mary Aikenhead, founder of the Religious Sisters of Charity. We will also visit Venerable Nano Nagle tomb and Heritage Room, South Presentation Convent, Douglas Street.
Anyone who is interested, please contact Fr Jerry or Jim Moore (086 8306312).

Kilbrittain Red Cross
Kilbrittain Red Cross hope to hold a CPR training night to show basic first aid skills. Anyone interested please contact any member of the Red Cross by October 8th as places are limited

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The junior B football county quarter-final against Clyda Rovers was called off last Saturday due to the weather and the re-fixture takes place on next Saturday (8th October) in Kilmurry at 4pm. Best of luck to all involved
Lotto 01- 18 -20 – 26
There was no winner of the €8,000 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Jack & Sinead & Padraig O’Neill, Kieran Madden, Ollie & Vera, Edward Sheehy, ‘Three Musketeers’. The Jackpot for this weekend will be €8,100 and the draw takes place in The Amber Bar.

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis
Following the successful completion of the first two year Certificate programme and commissioning of Parish Catechists we are now inviting applications for the course to begin in January 2017. The Certificate in Parish Catechesis is offered in partnership with Maryvale Institute over two years with four course days per year and supported study using the distance learning model. Participants complete 12 assignments over 2 years and are then commissioned by the Bishop to take on the ministry of Parish Catechist. The course may also be of interest to those wanting to deepen their understanding their faith. for those interested we are offering two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30pm to 4:00pm and 7:30pm to 9:00pm you are welcome to attend either of these to find out more about the course and the ministry. Enquiries: Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office 021 4537601

Anam Cara Bereavement Information Evening
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 5th of October from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Ambassador Hotel, Military Road, Cork. The guest speaker for the evening is Pat McCarthy. This is a free event. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 4th October or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Invitation to Bereaved Parents

A Service of Remembrance will be held by Cork University Maternity Hospital on Friday 7th October 2016 at 7.30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork.
All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

Cork Autism Conference
The Cork Autism Conference takes place on October 9th at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork from 9am until 4.30pm. In this conference 5 highly respected medical practitioners and specialists in autism and aspergers syndrome share valuable resources for your child, family member, friend, student or yourself. You can avail of a special special early bird rate of only €49 until September, 18th. Find out more details here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call Micheál on 0861719311.

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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9th October 2016 —
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed to Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amLectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of October. Come and join us for a chat about faith. For more info please contact Bernie on 087 772 2673.

Children’s Liturgy
The special monthly Children’s Ligurgy will be returning on this Sunday, October 9th and is open to all children up to and including THIRD class.

Faith Weekend
Fr Bernard Murphy of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal from Myross in Limerick has agreed to visit Kilbritain on the last weekend of this month, Fri 28th to Sun 30th. A programme of talks and liturgies is being drawn up and will be published shortly.

Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgirmage to CorkSaturday 15th October.
The Diocese of Cork and Ross pilgrimage is based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, and follows a route of five stations through the city. A parish pilgrimage will be held on Saturday next,15th October, beginning with 10.00 Mass in Kilbrittain. We expect to leave Cork at about 4.00 pm on the return journey. Itenerary and map of route is on display on the church doors. There is no charge for the bus. Bookings being taken until Wed night next at 9.00 pm by Fr Jerry or Jim Moore (086 8306312).

Table Quiz.
Table quiz organised by St Joseph’s Young Priests Society in Kilbrittain Hall on Sat Oct 29th at 9.00 pm.

Ladies Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 10th October in the hall. Guest speaker will attend. New members welcome.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The cork gaa clubs draw is up for renewal and new members are welcome. Hard luck to the U21 hurlers who were narrowly beaten in the west cork final by Kilbree, 1-9 to 1-8 last Sunday morning in Barryroe.
Lotto 06 – 07 – 22 – 26
The lotto Jackpot of €8,100 was not won. €40 winners were Donal Cronin, Conor Hogan, S&N, Eileen Brennan, Denis & Matthew Healy. The jackpot for this weekend will be €8,200.

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis
Following the successful completion of the first two year Certificate programme and commissioning of Parish Catechists we are now inviting applications for the course to begin in January 2017. The Certificate in Parish Catechesis is offered in partnership with Maryvale Institute over two years with four course days per year and supported study using the distance learning model. Participants complete 12 assignments over 2 years and are then commissioned by the Bishop to take on the ministry of Parish Catechist. The course may also be of interest to those wanting to deepen their understanding their faith. Course fees will be paid for by the parish. For those interested we are offering two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30pm to 4:00pm and 7:30pm to 9:00pm you are welcome to attend either of these to find out more about the course and the ministry. Enquiries: Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office 021 4537601

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)

West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Child Protection
The Kilbrittain Child and Vulnerable Adults representatives (Michael Coleman, Teresa O’Driscoll, Sally Simpson) regretfully announce that they have stepped down from the role of Parish representatives. In the event of any Child or Vulnerable Adult issues please contact Cleo Yates, Diocesan Officer at 021-4301717. or 087-3768599.
I wish to thank Michael, Teresa and Sally for their very fruitful work in implementing the New Child Protection Policy. Over the last year and a half in particular, they have met with Cleo Yates several time, contacted numerous individuals and organizations within the parish, attended training and dealt with a great deal of paper work. As a result, this parish is to the forefront in compliance. The process of vigilance and and answerability, however, is a never-ending one and I accept that these three generous people have carried the work and responsibility to the limit of their own available time and resources for a voluntary task such as this.
I would be glad to discuss the details of the role of Child Protection Representative, without obligation, with anybody who would like to consider volunteering to play a part in the next group.
Fr Jerry.


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16th October 2016 —
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed to Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 amLectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of October. Come and join us for a chat about faith. For more info please contact Bernie on 087 772 2673.


Table Quiz

Table quiz organised by St Joseph’s Young Priests Society in Kilbrittain Hall on Sat Oct 29th at 9.00 pm.

Stations
There are only three more Stations booked for the Autumn round, leaving three-quarters of the Station areas without a station. Please consider whether you can help.

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Faith Weekend
Fr Bernard Murphy of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal from Myross in Limerick has agreed to visit Kilbritain on the last weekend of this month, Fri 28th to Sun 30th. Fr Bernard and his congregation bring their experience of pastoral work in The Bronx, New York to help and advise both parents and young people to deal with the various challenges, big and small, which are part of family life.

The timetable we are suggesting to Fr Bernard is the following:

Fri night 28th arrival in Kilbrittain; available to meet with people.

Sat 29th
10.00 Mass. Fr Bernard will preach and concelebrate.
8.00 Mass. Celebrated / Concelebrated by Fr Bernard. Followed by a talk in the Church.

Sun 30th
10.30 Mass. Meet-and-greet cuppa in the Hall after Mass.


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23rd October 2016 —
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – MISSION SUNDAY
Weekday Masses
Monday: 9.00 amTuesday: NO MASS
Wed to Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Faith Weekend
Fr Bernard Murphy of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal from Myross in Limerick has agreed to visit Kilbritain on next weekend, Fri 28th to Sun 30th. Fr Bernard and his congregation bring their experience of pastoral work in The Bronx, New York to help and advise both parents and young people to deal with the various challenges, big and small, which are part of family life.

The following is the timetable:

Fri night 28th arrival in Kilbrittain; available to meet with people.

Sat 29th
10.00 Mass. Fr Bernard will preach and concelebrate.
8.00 Mass. Celebrated / Concelebrated by Fr Bernard. Followed by a talk in the Church.

Sun 30th10.30 Mass. Meet-and-greet cuppa in the Hall after Mass.

Novena for the Holy Souls
Starting Wed week, Nov 2nd, Feast of All Souls and ending on Thurs 10th November with Masses at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm each weekday. Special prayers and liturgy for those who died during the past year on Fri 4th November and invitations are being delivered to bereaved families this week.
Envelopes for the Novena Mass Offerings are available in the church porches this weekend.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina held every Thursday night at 8:00 in Granreigh for the month of October. Come and join us for a chat about faith. For more info please contact Bernie on 087 772 2673.

Historical Society Talk
Kilbrittain Historical Society are holding a talk/lecture on Friday night, October 28th at 8pm in the Hall.
Talk is by Sister Cora Richardson, niece of JJ Walsh, about the personal life & times of her Uncle JJ as she knew him.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Soc
Meeting and Table Quiz
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St. Joseph’s Young Priests Soc. meeting in Sacristy on Wed. Night, 26th October at 8.00pm. Pray for vocations 7- 8pm at Eucharistic Adoration. Table quiz organised by St Joseph’s Young Priests Society in Kilbrittain Hall on Sat Oct 29th at 9.00 pm.

Bingo In aid of Tidy Towns on Wed week, Nov 2nd at 8.30 pm in the Hall.

Stations
There are only three more Stations booked for the Autumn round, leaving three-quarters of the Station areas without a station. Please consider whether you can help.

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.


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30th October 2016 —
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
WELCOME, FR BERNARD
Chief celebrant and homilist at both Masses this weekend is Fr Bernard Murphy from Myross, Limerick. He is here at the request of the Parish Assembly and has been very generous with his time during this short visit.

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES

Monday:
BANK HOLIDAY AND VIGIL OF ALL SAINTS:Morning Mass: 10.00 amAll Saints Vigil: 8.00

Tuesday:
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
Mass 10.30 am

Wednesday: COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS AND BEGINNING OF NOVENA
Masses at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm

Thursday:
SECOND DAY OF NOVENA
Masses at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm

Friday:
NOVENA AND MASS WITH THE BEREAVED
Mass 9.00 am Mass with the bereaved: 8.00 pm If you have had a bereavement since last Nov and have not been notified by post about this Mass, please get in touch with Fr Cremin to arrange for a rememberance candle on the night.

Saturday:
NOVENA AND SUNDAY VIGIL
Masses 10.00 am and 8.00 pm.

Novena for the Holy Souls
Starting Wed next, Nov 2nd, Feast of All Souls and ending on Thurs 10th November with Masses at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm each weekday. Special prayers and liturgy for those who died during the past year on Fri 4th Envelopes for the Novena Mass Offerings are available for collectors.

First Friday
Next Friday. Usual calls to the sick and homebound will be made.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina will change for the month of November and will be held in Farnagark every Thursday night at 08:00. All are welcome to join us for an hour or so. For further information, please call Majella or Tim on 0877965321.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Soc
Table QuizPostponed from Sat 29th Oct owing to County Final. Will now take place on Saturday week, November 12th, in Kilbrittain Hall at 9.00 pm.

Bingo In aid of Tidy Towns on Wed next, Nov 2nd at 8.30 pm in the Hall.

Stations
There are only three more Stations booked for the Autumn round, leaving three-quarters of the Station areas without a station. Please consider whether you can help.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Minor A hurlers completed a championship and league double beating Ibane Gaels 5-11 to 2-6 last weekend.
The Junior B footballers beat Inniscarra last weekend in the County Semi-
Final and now play Cobh in the County Final this Saturday evening in Pairc Ui Rinn. Best of luck to all concerned.
Lotto
The lotto Jackpot of €8,400 was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 18, 21, 31. €40 winners were Finbar O’Brien, Ella & Rebecca Nyhan, Ann O’Sullivan, Mary Ann Coughlan, Seamus O’Brien. The jackpot for this weekend will be €8,500.

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

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

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


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6th November 2016 —
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday to Thursday: NOVENA:
Mass at 9.00 am and 8.00 p[m
Friday:
Mass 9.00 am
Saturday: Mass 10.00 amStations
For Burren, in the home of Michael and Joan Hurley on Fri night next, Nov 11th at 8.00 pm.
For Barleyfield, in the home of Edmond and Patricia Moloney on Sat week, Nov 19th at 12.00 noon.

Childrens’ Mass
Next Sunday, Nov 13th we welcome children up to 3rd Class to gather in Spraoi for their own liturgy and learning.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divin in Farnagark every Thursday night at 08:00. All are welcome to join us for an hour or so. For further information, please call Majella or Tim on 0877965321.

History Talk
Kilbrittain Historical Society presents a talk by Diarmuid Begley on the activities of Cumman na mBan in the region during the War of Independence. The talk will take place in the Community Hall at 8 p.m. on Wednesday November 9th. All are most welcome. Admission is Free.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Soc Table Quiz
On Saturday next, November 12th, in Kilbrittain Hall at 9.00 pm.

CIT Open Day

Cork Institute of Technology’s annual Open Day will take place on Friday 18th November from 10am – 3pm on the Bishopstown Campus. For further information on the Open days for the Cork School of Music and the Crawford College of Art & Design, click on www.cit.ie/openday

Church Cleaning Rota
On noticeboards now. Copies available in the Sacristy.

CLOSING OF THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
To mark the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy Bishop Buckley will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving for the graces and blessings of the Jubilee year of Mercy on Saturday 12th November at 6:30pm, Saint Francis Church, Liberty Street, Cork and the Holy Door will be closed. This will be preceded from 4pm onwards by “Let mercy flow…” a celebration of the works of mercy in our Diocese with time for prayer and confession. All parishioners are welcome.

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

By the way …

… Congratulations to Kilbrittain Junior II Footballers on their victory in the County Final last Saturday. We’re proud to have another County title in Kilbrittain.

… Fr Bernard Murphy has sent us a lovely card to thank us for our hospitality last weekend. (Card is on display on side altar of church.) On a weekend when so much else was happening in the parish – County Final, Underage walk, Foróige pumpkins, Sr Cora’s history talk – it was gratifying to see so many who took the trouble to meet with Fr Bernard. My thanks to the Parish Assembly sub-group who put in so many hours planning for the visit and the generosity of those who provided accommodation and hospitality. The Franciscian Friars of the Renewal, to which Fr Bernard belongs, are a remarkable order. If you have the EWTN Catholic Satellite channel, you have a chance to meet many of this order in various roles.

… Last Friday night we had some 45 families who were bereaved last year uniting with us for our Novena Mass. We appreciate the effort they made to come, including some who travelled from some distance.


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13th November 2016 —
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed to Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Stations
For Barleyfield, in the home of Edmond and Patricia Moloney on this Sat, Nov 19th at 12.00 noon
For Ardacrow and Cloundereen in the home of Dan and Stella O’Mahony on Fri week, Nov 25th, at 8.00 pm.

Do This In Memory Mass
Next Sunday, Nov 20th,

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Soc. meeting in Sacristy on Wed, 16th Nov,at 8.00 pm.
Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina in Farnagark every Thursday night at 8.00 pm. All are welcome to join us for an hour or so. For further information, please call Majella or Tim on 0877965321.

Ladies’ Group
Ladies’ Group meeting on Monday 14th November at 8.30 pm. Guest speaker will attend. New members welcome.

Church Cleaning Rota
On noticeboards now. Copies available in the Sacristy.

Cancer Connect
(Transport to Cork Hospitals)
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED

Cancer Connect is a free and flexible transport service, bringing passengers from West Cork for cancer treatments daily. Volunteers area asked to give about one day per month; this involves taking his/her own car, bringing a passenger to Cork and then home again. Cancer Connect will contribute towards the cost of fuel. If you, or anyone you know, might be available to join the team of if you would like further information, or wish to travel with us, contact Steve on 027-52727 or 087-1224404 or email info@cancerconnect.ie

Kilbrittain Underage GAA
Kilbrittain Underage GAA will hold it’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th November at 8.30 pm in the meeting room of the parish hall. All most welcome.

Scout Table Quiz
Kilbrittain 102nd Scout Group are holding a Table Quiz in the Pink Elephant on Thursday next, November 17th, at 9pm. Table of 4 adults – €20. Table of 5 Scouts/Venturers – €20. Make a night of it. Special 2 Course dinner beforehand

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Tickets for ‘The Clash without the Ash’ will be on sale in the Community Hall this Saturday from 7:30pm to 9pm and on Sunday morning from 11:00 to 12 noon. Tickets are limited and when they are gone, they are gone.
Lotto 1 -12 – 22 – 32
The lotto jackpot of €8,600 was not won €40 winners were Ann O’Sullivan, David Desmond, CAIDOM, Finbar Lordan, John Wilmot. The jackpot for this weekend will be €8,700

Kilbrittain Foróige Officers
Kilbrittain Foróige held their AGM last Friday night. The following officers have been elected:
Chairperson : Amber Fallon
Vice Chairperson : Aaron Holland
Secretary : Emer Sweetnam
Assistant Secretary : Laoise O’Brien
Treasurer : Kaitlyn Ustianowski
Assistant Treasurer : Mark Hickey
PRO : Aoife Brennan
Assistant PRO : Jack O’Donovan
We are looking forward to progressing as a club and participating in many local activities throughout the coming year.

1916 Garden Opening DVD
The DVD of the Kilbrittain 1916 Commemoration Garden Opening is now available to order.
Orders being taken from now until the end of November. Cost is €8 per DVD.
If a DVD is for a relative abroad anywhere other than the EU, Australia or New Zealand,
i.e. the US, Canada or Asia, please make known when booking.
Contact Denis O’ Brien at (087) 2417325 or denis-obrien@hotmail.com for further details.

CIT Open Day
Cork Institute of Technology’s annual Open Day will take place on Friday 18th November from 10am – 3pm on the Bishopstown Campus. For further information on the Open days for the Cork School of Music and the Crawford College of Art & Design, click on www.cit.ie/openday

Rural Link (formerly ‘Rural Transport’)
West Cork Rural Link Bus leaves the village every Fri. morning at 10 am to Bandon and returns at 2.15. The Lotto helps with the running of the bus and your support would be greatly appreciated to help maintain this service. For more information please contact Eileen Hayes 8849878.

Christmas Wellness and Craft Fair in Aid of Cork Penny Dinners
Christmas Wellness and Craft Fair in Aid of Cork Penny Dinners at the Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork City on Sunday the 20th of November from 12.00 noon till 6pm. On the day you can pamper yourself with different kinds of treatments.
Stalls: Jewellery, Natural Hand creams, Nail art, hair styling and Beauty Products, Music and much more.
Admission €5. All proceeds on the day go to Cork Penny Dinners


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20th November 2016 —
FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue to Thurs: NO MASS
Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Stations
For Ardacrow and Cloundereen in the home of Dan and Stella O’Mahony on Fri next, Nov 25th, at 8.00 pm.

A Station Mass for areas which didn’t have house stations this Autumn will be celebrated on Wed night week, Nov 30th, at 8.00 pm. Envelopes are available for distribution to those areas now, please:
 Bawnea and Clonbouig
 Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knopogue
 Farnagark, Lisheenaleen and Rathclaren
 Garrendruig
 Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen and Coolshinnaugh
 Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
 Coolmain and Granassig
 Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
 Granreigh and Glounavaud
 Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
 Knockbrown and Baurleigh
 Ratharoon
 Village

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Soc. would like to thank All those who supported, sponsored & donated towards their fundraising Table Quiz in Kilbrittain Hall. €900 will be forwarded to Central Office on your behalf. Thanks to the committee and Quiz Master, Barry O’Sullivan, for making the Quiz enjoyable

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina in Farnagark every Thursday night at 8.00 pm. All are welcome to join us for an hour or so. For further information, please call Majella or Tim on 0877965321.

History Journal Vol II launch
The Kilbrittain Historical Society Committee would like to invite you to the launch of the second volume of the Kilbrittain Historical Journal on Sat next, Nov 26th. Proceedings will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Community Hall in Kilbrittain. We are delighted that the journal will be launched on the night by the author and historian Meda Ryan.
Refreshments will be served afterwards. We hope to see you there to support this community initiative.

Cancer Connect
(Transport to Cork Hospitals)
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED

Cancer Connect is a free and flexible transport service, bringing passengers from West Cork for cancer treatments daily. Volunteers area asked to give about one day per month; this involves taking his/her own car, bringing a passenger to Cork and then home again. Cancer Connect will contribute towards the cost of fuel. If you, or anyone you know, might be available to join the team of if you would like further information, or wish to travel with us, contact Steve on 027-52727 or 087-1224404 or email info@cancerconnect.ie

1916 Garden Opening DVD
The DVD of the Kilbrittain 1916 Commemoration Garden Opening is now available to order.
Orders being taken from now until the end of November. Cost is €8 per DVD.
If a DVD is for a relative abroad anywhere other than the EU, Australia or New Zealand,
i.e. the US, Canada or Asia, please make known when booking.
Contact Denis O’ Brien at (087) 2417325 or denis-obrien@hotmail.com for further details


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27th November 2016 —
First Sunday of Advent
MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed to Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

First Friday
Next Friday. Usual calls to the sick and homebound will be made.

Stations
A Station Mass for areas which didn’t have house stations this Autumn will be celebrated on Wed night next, Nov 30th, at 8.00 pm. Envelopes are available for distribution to those areas now, please:
 Bawnea and Clonbouig
 Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knopogue
 Farnagark, Lisheenaleen and Rathclaren
 Garrendruig
 Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen and Coolshinnaugh
 Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
 Coolmain and Granassig
 Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
 Granreigh and Glounavaud
 Kilshinihan and Ballycatten
 Knockbrown and Baurleigh
 Ratharoon
 Village

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
St Josephs Young Priests’ Society. Retreat to Moyross Sunday 18th December. Departing Kilbrittain at 1.30 and Clonakilty at 2 pm. €10 per head. Call Cormac O’Connor on 023-8849196. Mobile: 087 6167835

Presentation of Cheque in memory of Justin Kearney
There will be a presentation of a cheque, the proceeds of the Coffee Evening in aid of the Heart Education and Research Trust, in memory of their son Justin, at the home of Brendan and May Kearney on Monday next November 28th at 7.30pm. Doctors from the unit will attend. All are welcome.

Lectio Divina
For the month of December, Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow, every Thursday night at 8:00. All welcome. For more info please contact Sergio or Karon at 0870650253

Cancer Connect
(Transport to Cork Hospitals)
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDE
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Cancer Connect is a free and flexible transport service, bringing passengers from West Cork for cancer treatments daily. Volunteers area asked to give about one day per month; this involves taking his/her own car, bringing a passenger to Cork and then home again. Cancer Connect will contribute towards the cost of fuel. If you, or anyone you know, might be available to join the team of if you would like further information, or wish to travel with us, contact Steve on 027-52727 or 087-1224404 or email info@cancerconnect.ie

1916 Garden Opening DVD
The DVD of the Kilbrittain 1916 Commemoration Garden Opening is now available to order.
Orders being taken from now until the end of November. Cost is €8 per DVD.
If a DVD is for a relative abroad anywhere other than the EU, Australia or New Zealand,
i.e. the US, Canada or Asia, please make known when booking.
Contact Denis O’ Brien at (087) 2417325 or denis-obrien@hotmail.com for further details.

Bambinelli Sunday
Bambinelli Sunday is a beautiful tradition that was started by Pope St. John Paul II. Bambinelli is Italian, the plural of bambinello which means “little baby [boy].” Bambinelli Sunday is celebrated on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. Thousands of people come to St. Peter’s Square bringing the Baby Jesus figurines from their cribs and nativity scenes; then, at the time of the Pope’s Angelus address, he blesses all the little figures of the Child Jesus. Following a suggestion from the Diocesan Liturgical Ofice, we hope to bring this tradition to Kilbrittain. On next Sunday week, 11th December (Gaudete Sunday) you are invited to bring the figure of the Baby Jesus for your crib to Mass on Saturday night or Sunday to have it blessed. After the blessing take it home and gift-wrap it until Christmas Eve. Let it be the first Christmas gift you unwrap before putting it in the crib./td>


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4th December 2016 —
Second Sunday of Advent
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Thursday next, Dec 8thVigil Mass Wed 7th at 8.00 pmMass of the Feast with children of Kilbrittain and Granassig National Schools on Thursday at 10.30 am.

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

Community Christmas Party
This Sunday, Dec 4th, in Quality Hotel, Clonakilty.

Rathclaren Carol Service
Advent Carol Service by candlelight on this Sun, 4th December, at 7,30 pm. All are welcome.

Christmas Lights
The Christmas lights will be switched on in the Grotto on Wednesday night December 7th at 8.45 after Mass. The Blessing of the Crib and the Remembrance tree will also take place.
The Remembrance tree is a special way to remember those who are sadly missed at this time of year.
A name or message can be written on a ribbon and these ribbons are then placed on the Christmas remembrance tree in the Grotto.
All names of those remembered will also be prayed for during Christmas masses.
Ribbons are available in the local shops.

Bambinelli Sunday
Bambinelli Sunday is a beautiful tradition that was started by Pope St. John Paul II. Bambinelli is Italian, the plural of bambinello which means “little baby [boy].” Bambinelli Sunday is celebrated on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. Thousands of people come to St. Peter’s Square bringing the Baby Jesus figurines from their cribs and nativity scenes; then, at the time of the Pope’s Angelus address, he blesses all the little figures of the Child Jesus. Following a suggestion from the Diocesan Liturgical Ofice, we hope to bring this tradition to Kilbrittain. On next Sunday, 11th December (Gaudete Sunday) you are invited to bring the figure of the Baby Jesus for your crib to Mass on Saturday night or Sunday to have it blessed. (If the figure in your crib is not standalone or awkward to bring, you can bring the Star of Bethlehem from your crib or Christmas tree or any nativity figures or scene.) After the blessing take it home and gift-wrap it until Christmas Eve. Let it be the first Christmas gift you unwrap before putting it in the crib.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Second collection at both Masses next weekend, Dec 10th/11th for Christmas Appeal.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
St Josephs Young Priests’ Society. Retreat in Myross Wood Sunday 18th December. Departing Kilbrittain at 1.30 and Clonakilty at 2 pm. €10 per head. Call Cormac O’Connor on 023-8849196. Mobile: 087 6167835

Lectio Divina
For the month of December, Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow, every Thursday night at 8:00. All welcome. For more info please contact Sergio or Karon at 0870650253

Festival AGM
Kilbrittain Festival AGM will take place next Thursday night 08th of December at 9pm in the Parish Hall. All members are asked to attend. Anyone interested in joining the committee are more than welcome to come along.

KILBRITTAIN GAA – AGM and LOTTO
The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place in the community hall on Wednesday night next 7th December at 8pm. All are welcome. Membership for next year will be accepted at the AGM. Only members paid for the past year will be allowed vote in the event of a vote.
Lotto 3 – 6 – 7 – 25
The lotto jackpot of €8,900 was not won. €40 went to Peter O’Mahony, David O’Sullivan, Nina & Aya Healy, George O’Rourke, Denis & Matthew Healy. The jackpot for this weekend will be €9000 and the draw takes place in The Amber Bar.

Upton Event
A special Christmas Room event will take place at Brothers of Charity St Patrick’s Upton, on Friday 16th December 2016. Supported by DJ Murphy of Bandon Garden Centre and Bandon Co-Op, the specially decorated areas will be open for
visitors from 10.30am – 8pm and seasonal refreshments will be served. Admission is free and donations will be accepted for Cancer Connect, Local Link Cork (West Cork Rural Transport) and St Patrick’s Upton.

Cancer Connect
(Transport to Cork Hospitals)
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEED
ED
Cancer Connect is a free and flexible transport service, bringing passengers from West Cork for cancer treatments daily. Volunteers area asked to give about one day per month; this involves taking his/her own car, bringing a passenger to Cork and then home again. Cancer Connect will contribute towards the cost of fuel. If you, or anyone you know, might be available to join the team of if you would like further information, or wish to travel with us, contact Steve on 027-52727 or 087-1224404 or email info@cancerconnect.ie

Christmas Service in Cork Cathedral
CHRISTMAS IN THE CATHEDRAL
with Liam Lawton Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne, Cork Thursday, 8th, December, 2016 at 8pm. Tickets: €20.
Available from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork. James Nolan Butchers, Shandon Street, Cork. Cathedral Presbytery Tel: 021-4304325. Cathedral Sacristy Tel: 021-4210717.

Carol Service, St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrttain.Sunday 18th December at 7.00 pm.


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11th December 2016 —
Third Sunday of Advent — Gaudete Sunday
MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amCarol Service
St Patrick’s Church, Sun next, 18th Dec, at 7.00 pm.

Bambinelli Sunday
Bambinelli Sunday, celebrated today, is a beautiful tradition that was started by Pope St. John Paul II. Bambinelli is Italian, the plural of bambinello, which means “little baby [boy].” Bambinelli Sunday is celebrated on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. Thousands of people come to St. Peter’s Square bringing the Baby Jesus figurines from their cribs and nativity scenes; then, at the time of the Pope’s Angelus address, he blesses all the little figures of the Child Jesus. Following a suggestion from the Diocesan Liturgical Ofice, we are bringing this tradition to Kilbrittain. At this Mass the figures or other Christmas images that you have brought will be blessed. After the blessing take it home and gift-wrap it until Christmas Eve. Let it be the first Christmas gift you unwrap before putting it in the crib.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Second collection at both Masses this weekend, Dec 10th/11th for Christmas Appeal.

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society
 St Joseph’s Young Priests Soc., meeting in Sacristy 8.00pm, on Wed.,14th Dec. Please pray for Vocations during Eucharistic Adoration
 St Josephs Young Priests’ Society. Retreat in Myross Wood Sunday 18th December. Departing Kilbrittain at 1.30 and Clonakilty at 2 pm. €10 per head. Call Cormac O’Connor on 023-8849196. Mobile: 087 6167835

Lectio Divina
For the month of December, Lectio Divina will be held in Ardacrow, every Thursday night at 8:00. All welcome. For more info please contact Sergio or Karon at 0870650253

Area Plan – Public Meeting
Cork County Council is at present preparing the Local Area Plan for the Bandon Area, which will have effect for the next five years. Deadline for submissions is Jan 16th 2017. There will be a public meeting this Monday, Dec 12th, at 8.00 pm in the Hall to receive opinions on any matter concerning Kilbrittain and to discuss submissions if necessary. County Councellors will attend. Everybody welcome.

Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns in Kilbrittain Hall next Sunday from 3.00 to 6.00.

Upton Event
A special Christmas Room event will take place at Brothers of Charity St Patrick’s Upton, on Friday 16th December 2016. Supported by DJ Murphy of Bandon Garden Centre and Bandon Co-Op, the specially decorated areas will be open for
visitors from 10.30am – 8pm and seasonal refreshments will be served. Admission is free and donations will be accepted for Cancer Connect, Local Link Cork (West Cork Rural Transport) and St Patrick’s Upton.

Cancer Connect
(Transport to Cork Hospitals)
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED

Cancer Connect is a free and flexible transport service, bringing passengers from West Cork for cancer treatments daily. Volunteers area asked to give about one day per month; this involves taking his/her own car, bringing a passenger to Cork and then home again. Cancer Connect will contribute towards the cost of fuel. If you, or anyone you know, might be available to join the team of if you would like further information, or wish to travel with us, contact Steve on 027-52727 or 087-1224404 or email info@cancerconnect.ie

CHRISTMAS PENANCE SERVICES
No Service in Bandon this year as people got a chance during the recent Mission.
Kilbrittain doesn’t have a Christmas Service either.
Enniskeane: Thurs 15th Dec at 7.30
Timoleague: Tue 20th Dec at 8.00pm.
Newcestown: Thurs 22nd Dec at 7.30
Confessions:Bandon: Sat next 12.00 noon Christmas Eve 11 am Kilbrittain: Before and after all Masses next weekend and throughout the following week. (See next week’s Bulletiin)

DISTRIBUTION OF SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES
Last year every house got a random-numbered box and were asked to put their names on at least one envelope during the year if they wanted us to know which number they had been given.
StatisticsIn all, 176 different numbers made their appearance in the collection basket. Of these, 110 can be associated with their donors since the donors put their names on at least one Sunday.
For next year, we have enough boxes again for every household. If you put your name on an envelope this year, you’ll get the same numbered box again. Other people, since we do not know who they are, will be delivered random boxes again.
WE ARE APPEALING for volunteers to deliver set of: 1. Box of envelopes; 2. Calendar; 3. Christmas Offering Envelope to each home in your townland. Thanks to those who have volunteered already.


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18th December 2016 —
Fourth Sunday of Advent
CHRISTMAS LITURGIES
Masses:

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

Monday 26th to Sat 31st: Morning Mass 11.00 am

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Confessions:
Before and after Masses this weekend.
Wed night (during adoration, in sacristy) from 7.00 pm
Mon,Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat after morning Mass
Fri night 7.00 pm
Penance Service in Timoleague on Tue night at 8.00 pm
Confessions in Bandon on Christmas Eve from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.


Carol Service
Ecumenical Carol Service this Sunday, Dec 18th, at 7.00 pm in Kilbrittain

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

Bambinelli Sunday
Last weekend’s Masses featured a blessing for the figures of the baby Jesus (Bambinelli) from your home cribs. Thank you for all your co-operation. Many people have remarked what a nice occasion it was.

St Vincent de Paul Society
The special second collection last weekend for the local St Vincent de Paul Conference brought in a very generous €1,720. The St Vincent de Paul Society wishes to express its gratitude.

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina in Ardacrow, Thursday night at 8:00. All welcome. For more info please contact Sergio or Karon at 0870650253

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The annual Puc Fada will take place on St Stephens day with registration from 10:30 until 12:00. The usual route will be played and the usual categories will apply. Proceeds will go to Bandon Community Hospital. Anyone taking part are asked to bring their own hurley.
Lotto 5 – 21 – 22 – 26
There was no winner of the €9,100 lotto jackpot. €40 winners were Jo O’Connell, Martina O’Mahony, Kevin & Francis, Ultan Coughlan, Vera Neoralova. The jackpot for this weekend will be €9,200 and the draw takes place in The Amber Bar. There will be extra consolation prizes drawn for Christmas!

DISTRIBUTION OF SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES AND CHRISTMAS ENVELOPES
Thanks to those who gave in their names to deliver the boxes of Sunday envelopes. Distribution packs are available for collection now in the sacristy consisting of:
1. Box of envelopes;
2. Calendar;
3. Christmas Offering Envelope
Households who supplied a name on one or more of 2016 envelopes will receive the same numbered box again. Others will receive a random-numbered box and so may remain anonymous if they wish.
There are spare boxes in the sacristy if you don’t have one delivered to you for any reason.

Cancer Connect
(Transport to Cork Hospitals)
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED

Cancer Connect is a free and flexible transport service, bringing passengers from West Cork for cancer treatments daily. Volunteers area asked to give about one day per month; this involves taking his/her own car, bringing a passenger to Cork and then home again. Cancer Connect will contribute towards the cost of fuel. If you, or anyone you know, might be available to join the team of if you would like further information, or wish to travel with us, contact Steve on 027-52727 or 087-1224404 or email info@cancerconnect.ie


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25th December 2016 —
CHRISTMAS DAY
MASSES THIS WEEK
Every morning, Mon to Sat at 11.00 am.KILBRITTAIN GAA
Puc Fada

The annual Puc Fada takes place on St Stephens Day morning with sign on from 10;30 to 12;00 all proceeds will go to Bandon Community Hospital. Kilbrittain GAA would like to wish all parishioners a safe and happy Christmas.
Lotto 1 – 19 – 25 – 29
The lotto Jackpot of €9,200 was not won. The €40 winners (including five extra prizes) were. Frank Kearney, Denis Healy, Et/KON & Gang, Pat & Kathleen Hayes, 0872776587, Tom O’Donoguue, Olan Hallissey, Agnes O’Brien, Joan Sexton, Nina & Aya Healy. The jackpot for this weekend will be €9,300

Tractor Run
Annual Tractor Run in aid of Kilbrittain National School Autism Unit on next Wed, 28th December. Assembling in Kilbrittain village 10.30 to 11.45 am. Refreshments in the Hall for participants and spectators before and after the run.

Kilbrittain Scouts
Looking for something to kick start your New Year? Kilbrittain Scouts are holding a Car Treasure Hunt on New Year’s Day, starting at the Parish Hall at 11.30 am and last car out at 1.20 pm. €20 per car.

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


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