2018 Archive

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January 07
Baptism of the Lord
14
2nd Sunday in Ord
21
3rd Sunday in Ord
28
4th Sunday in Ord
February 04
5th Sunday in Ord
11
6th Sunday in Ord
18
1st Sunday in Lent
25
2nd Sunday in Lent
March 04
3rd Sunday in Lent
11
4th Sunday in Lent
18
5th Sunday in Lent
25
PALM SUNDAY
April 01
EASTER SUNDAY
08
2nd Sunday of Easter Time
15
3rd Sunday of Easter Time
22
4th Sunday in Easter Time
29
5th Sunday in Easter Time
May 06
6th Sunday in Easter Time
13
ASCENSION
20
PENTECOST
27
TRINITY
June 03
CORPUS CHRISTI
10
10th Sunday in Ord
17
11th Sunday in Ord
24
Birth of John the Baptist
July 01
13th Sunday in Ord
08
14th Sunday in Ord
15
15th Sunday in Ord
22
16th Sunday in Ord
29
17th Sunday in Ord
August 05
18th Sunday in Ord
12
19th Sunday in Ord
19
20th Sunday in Ord
26
21 Sunday in Ord
September 02
22nd Sunday in Ord
09
23rd Sunday in Ord
16
24th Sunday in Ord
23
25th Sunday in Ord
30
26th Sunday in Ord
October 07
27th Sunday in Ord
14
28th Sunday in Ord
21
29th Sunday in Ord
MISSION SUNDAY
28
30th Sunday in Ord
November 04
31st Sunday in Ord
11
32nd Sunday in Ord
18
33rd Sunday in Ord
25
CHRIST THE KING
December 02
First in Advent
09
Second in Advent
16
Third in Advent
23
Fourth in Advent
23
Holy Family

 

7th January 2018
BAPTISM OF THE LORD
MASSES THIS WEEK
Normal weekday Mass times resume from next Monday, 8th January:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASSEUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Eucharistic Adoration resumes on Monday next, Jan 8th:Monday; 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.Wednesday; 2.00 to 8.00 pm.
Consider giving an hour a week to this ministry if you can. Invitation cards are available now in the three porches.Children’s Mass
Next Sunday 10.30 am.Altar Society Rota
New rota available in the sacristy nowLadies Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 8th January at 8.30. Guest speaker will attend showing a Slide Show on S. E. Asia. New members most welcome.Blood Bank
On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the running of this Clinic.
237 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Bandon GAA Pavilion.This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated.
Donating Blood is a precious gift that brings life and hope to patients, their families and friends.Alpha Youth Invitation
The Parish Assembly is issuing an invitation to our young people, particularly to 1st and 2nd year Secondary Pupils – those who were candidates at our last Confirmation in 2016. We would also welcome any other young people to next Wed night’s presentation as detailed below.Alpha-Youth is a contemporary exploration of the Christian Faith that is being used by groups all around the world to help young people explore the character and claims of Jesus. Over a series of interactive sessions Alpha-Youth looks at topics from ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Why did Jesus die?’ to ‘How & why should I read the Bible?Introductory PresentationKilbrittain Parish Assembly invites all those who were Confirmed here at the last Confirmations, the classes of 2016 and 2017, to a presentation introducing Alpha Youth.Where? — Kilbrittain Parish Hall
When? — Wednesday 10th January 2018
at 7.00 pm.
Come along to watch a short video presentation, meet Alpha leaders and enjoy food and friendship afterwards.
No Pressure, no follow-up, no charge.
You are not committing yourself beyond this night. Come along for a look.
Bring a friend!Check out: http://www.alphayouth.ie/what-is-alpha-youth/

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14th January 2018
BAPTISM OF THE LORD
MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASSEUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Eucharistic Adoration twice every week:
Monday; 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Wednesday; 2.00 to 8.00 pm.
Consider giving an hour a week to this ministry if you can. Invitation cards are available now in the three porches.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Soc. meeting in Sacristy Wednesday 17th January at 8.00pm. Pray for Religious Vocations during Eucharistic Adoration pre meeting if possibly.

Kilbrittain Red Cross AGM

Wed next, January 17th at 8.00 pm in Health Centere. New members welcome.

KILBRITTAIN UNDERAGE GAA
Underage social on Saturday 13th Jan @8.30pm in Community Hall. Minor team will be presented with their league and CShip medals. Under 12 team will be presented with their football medals. Certificate presentation for Under 8 ‘s and Under 10’s. All welcome.
2018 registration will take place on Thursday 25th January 7-8pm in the meeting room.

Letter from Fr John Heinhold
This Christmas letter, written on Dec 6th, arrived during the week accompanied by a Christmas Card.

Greetings from Kenya It’s hard to believe that on Christmas Day I will have been back in Kenya three months. I’m not going to lie and say it has been the easiest three months but I am slowly getting used to living in a different culture again, I’m slowly getting in to my new job as vocation director and most of all I’m realising how grateful I am for the time I spent with you all in Ireland. It was a time of great blessing and somehow I still believe that I am called to bring all those blessings that you gave me to share them with those I meet here in Kenya.
I once again humbly ask for your continued prayers as I pray for all of you. I pray at this special time, as we celebrate once again Jesus’ coming among us, he may bring you and all those dear to you: Peace, Grace and a Deeper Knowledge of God’s Love.
Happy Christmas and every blessing for the New Year to come.
Yours in Christ
Fr John Heinhold.


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21st January 2018
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
MASSES THIS WEEK
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASSEUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Eucharistic Adoration twice every week:
Monday; 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Wednesday; 2.00 to 8.00 pm.
Consider giving an hour a week to this ministry if you can. Invitation cards are available now in the three porches.

KILBRITTAIN UNDERAGE GAA
The Underage social on Saturday 13th was a great success, thanks to all who attended and who provided the lovely refreshments for the night. Congratulations to all the members who received their medals and certificates and got their photos taken.
2018 registration will take place on Thursday 25th January 7-8pm in the meeting room.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The €16,800 jackpot was won on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 7, 9. the winning ticket was Nina & Aya Healy. Congratulations to the winners and also to the seller, Hickeys Shop. €40 winners were Samantha Madden, 5&6, Andy Cullen, Marion Lyons, Ivan Burke. The jackpot for this weekend will be €5000 and the draw takes place in The Kilbrittain Inn.

Tickets for the Silver Jubilee Re-Union dinner on Saturday 3rd February are now on sale at €30. Contact club secretary Marion Twohig to order tickets.


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28th January 2018
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
RECENTLY DECEASED
Pray for Danny O’Mahony, Bawnea who passed away this Saturday.
Pray for St Paula Hurley O’Neill DC (sister of Nan McCarthy) who died in Dublin on Mon 29th. Funeral on Fri 2nd Feb in KilbrittainMasses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Moning Mass. Funeral Mass of Danny O’Mahony at 12.00 noon
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amFirst Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of Feb. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.SPECIAL LITURGIES THIS WEEK
Friday Feb 2nd: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (CANDLEMAS)
Candles will be blessed during 9.00 am Mass. Candles can be left for blessing to the church during the week
Saturday Feb 3rd: Feast of St Blaise Throats will be blessed after Masses on next Saturday and SundayAnamchara Bereavement Information Evening
Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 7th February at 7:30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 6th February or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.Holy Land Pilgrimage
Follow the footsteps of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem. Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land, June 6th -16th 2018.
Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar)
In association with PREMIER TRAVEL, Cork
Contact Mícheál at 0868337681 or email culturaltoursireland@gmail.comCork Marriage Counselling Centre
Marriage, family, & individual counselling
Marriage preparation
Call 021-4275678 for help & guidance
Supported by the diocese of Cork & Ross, the Dept for Children, & the HSE
KILBRITTAIN GAALotto 04 – 08 – 21- 32There was no in the lotto jackpot of €5,000. €40 winners were Edward Sheehy, Donal Cronin, Kevin Quinn, Fehily Family, Pat & Kay Lawton. Next jackpot will be €5,200.

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4th February 2018
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
RECENTLY DECEASED
Pray for Sr Paula (Essie) Hurley DC , late of Ardacrow who died during the week in Dublin and who was buried on Friday in Kilbrittain.Masses During the Week
Mon 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amSaturday Feb 3rd: Feast of St Blaise Throats will be blessed after Masses on this Saturday and SundayWorld Day of the Sick
Next Sunday, Feb 11th, is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick. We will have special prayers at both Masses for the sick. To personalise the liturgy we are inviting people to submit names of sick people which they wish to include in the prayers. The way we are doing this is that we will supply post-it notes and biros at Masses this weekend and next for names to be put into a box. After the Masses the content of the boxes will be burned unopened by Fr Cremin.Children’s Mass
Monthly Child catechesis during Mass next Sunday Feb 11th.Kilbrittain Timoleague Camogie Club.
Registration will take place in Kilbrittain Community Centre meeting room on Tuesday 6th 7pm-8pm.Anamchara Bereavement Information Evening
Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 7th February at 7:30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 6th February or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.Holy Land Pilgrimage
Follow the footsteps of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem. Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land, June 6th -16th 2018.
Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar)
In association with PREMIER TRAVEL, Cork
Contact Mícheál at 0868337681 or email culturaltoursireland@gmail.comCork Marriage Counselling Centre
Marriage, family, and individual counselling
Marriage preparation
Call 021-4275678 for help & guidance
Supported by the diocese of Cork & Ross, the Dept for Children, & the HSE

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11th February 2018
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeFeast of Our Lady of Lourdes; World Day of the Sick
Ash Wednesday
Next Wednesday. Mass with blessing and distribution of ashes at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm. Also school Mass at 10.30 am.School Mass
During Lent there will be a special Mass on Wed mornings at 10.30 pm for Confirmation candidates. Everybody is welcome, especially any parents who are free to come.Next Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, all the classes in Kilbrittain NS will be attending the 10.30 am Mass.Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Ash Wed 9.00 am, 10.30 am and 8.00 pm
Thurs and Friday 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent, beginning next Sunday, 18th Feb, at 8.00 pm.World Day of the Sick
This Sunday, Feb 11th, is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick. We will have special prayers for the sick at both Masses this weekend. To personalise the liturgy we are inviting people to submit names of sick people which they wish to include in the prayers. The way we are doing this is that we will supply post-it notes and biros at Masses for names to be put into a box. After the Masses the content of the boxes will be burned unopened by Fr Cremin.Children’s Choir
We hope to start a children’s choir for 1st to 6th Class. First practice on Tue next, Feb 13th, from 6.00 to 6.45. All are welcome to come and join us.Kilbrittain Ploughing
Annual Ploughing Match this Sunday evening (Feb 11th) in Granreigh.Ladies Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 12th at 8.30. Guest speaker on Dental Healthcare will attend. New members welcome.WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Valentine’s Day Tokens

Take a look at the tokens produced by World Meeting of Families on Our Lady’s Altar today which can be used to gift somebody a family or spiritual favour. The eight tokens are:
1. A special dinner cooked by me
2. Go for a hand-in-hand walk together.3. A technology-free evening to do an activity of your choice.4. Set aside time to pray together.5. A family outing
6. A journey down memory lane to remember how we met and have grown together.
7. Loads of tender hugs.
8. Praying that you find that special someone.
There is a good supply of each token, so feel free to take and use one.
Pilgrimage of the Icon
We welcome the World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage of the Icon to our diocese from 22nd February to 5th March. The icon will visit three venues during this time and we are inviting everyone to come, pray, venerate the icon and place their prayer petitions in the box which will be taken to the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families celebrated by Pope Francis. The following liturgies are planned during the pilgrimage:
BANDON
Welcome celebration (Mass) – Friday 2nd March 7:30pm, Bandon Parish Church
SKIBBEREEN
Welcome celebration – Monday 26th February 7:30pm, Cathedral, Skibbereen
CORK (Cathedral):
Welcome celebration with Bishop Buckley – Thursday 22nd February 7:30pm Holy Hour to pray for vocations Saturday 24th February 3:00pm
Ecumenical Service Sunday 25th February 3:00pmTemple St Children’s Hospital
Huge Thanks from Karena Towhig and family for making her fundraiser a success. €1,120 raised at Coffee Morning on Sat 10thCoffee Morning Bandon Town Hall
Coffee morning in aid of the Hyperbaric Chamber, in Bandon Town Hall on Tuesday 13th February from 10 AM to mid day. Support appreciated.
“The voluntary Bandon Hyperbaric Oxygen Centre (BHOC) has managed to build one of the most sophisticated oxygen-chamber clinics in the world using this new therapy as a means of quickening the healing of a whole range of ailments.
The therapy of administrating pure oxygen under pressure was a treatment pioneered as a result of newly discovered techniques in the aviation, space and diving fields. The chambers were originally used to cure divers of a disease known as the ‘bends’, but medical experts became very interested when they saw the healing effects of pure oxygen on a range of complaints which varied from sports injuries and skin diseases to motor-neuron complaints.”
KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto 05 – 17 – 24 – 27

The €5,400 jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Lorraine Walsh, Micheal Sheehan, Conor Brennan, Tom & Jerry, Mgt O’Driscoll. The jackpot for this weekend will be €5,600.
The Human Touch

Today’s excerpt from the Book of Leviticus doesn’t make for pleasant reading. The constraints placed on lepers and their families seem barbarous to us today. Leprosy, though, was such a contagious and destructive disease that, in the absence of any cure, the first priority was to protect the healthy from contact with it. Moreover, leprosy was also suspected to be a curse or a divine retribution on the sufferer or his/her family and community.

We can barely imagine the effect this had on individual lepers. It didn’t matter how high or low a person’s state was, when he contracted leprosy he was banished to solitary living or the company of other lepers.

The book of Leviticus was written about thirteen centuries before Jesus’ time but the rules laid out in today’s first reading were still being enforced to the letter all those years later The leper came to Jesus under these circumstances seeking healing. Jesus, as we would expect, touched him and healed him.

We can’t heal always but we can always touch. Think what the touch alone meant to the leper who had been without human physical contact all his time as an outcast. We can be sure that if Jesus had done no more than stretch out his hand to touch the leper, without going on to cure him, he would still have lifted the poor man’s heart by showing him that somebody loved and cared for him and let him forget he was an outcast.

Don’t grieve at your helplessness in the face of somebody’s illness or misfortune. Instead, thank God that he has put you where you can reach out and touch.


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18th February 2018
First Sunday in Lent
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed 9.00 am, and 10.30 am
Thurs and Friday 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.5th and 6th Class Mass
Each Wed morning at 10.30 am during Lent in preparation for Confirmation. Everybody else welcome, especially any parents of these children who are free at that time.Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent, beginning this Sunday, 18th Feb, at 8.00 pm.Station
For Granfeen, in the home of Kevin and Frances Harrington on Fri week, March 2nd at 8.00 pm.
Please consider taking a station in your area.Children’s Choir
Next practice on Thursday evening next from 6.00 pm to 6.45. All children from 1st to 6th Class welcome.WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Pilgrimage of the Icon

We welcome the World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage of the Icon to our diocese from 22nd February to 5th March. The icon will visit three venues during this time and we are inviting everyone to come, pray, venerate the icon and place their prayer petitions in the box which will be taken to the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families celebrated by Pope Francis. The following liturgies are planned during the pilgrimage:
BANDON
Welcome celebration (Mass) – Friday 2nd March 7:30pm, Bandon Parish Church
SKIBBEREEN
Welcome celebration – Monday 26th February 7:30pm, Cathedral, Skibbereen
CORK (Cathedral):
Welcome celebration with Bishop Buckley – Thursday 22nd February 7:30pm Holy Hour to pray for vocations Saturday 24th February 3:00pm
Ecumenical Service Sunday 25th February 3:00pmPro-Life Rally
“Rally to Save the 8th.” All-Ireland RALLY FOR LIFE, Dublin, Saturday 10th March. Buses departing from Cork City and County. To book a seat, contact Gillian 089 402 9445.Knitting
Knitting at Patsy’s continues on Monday nights from 8 pm.Recycling Workshop
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns in conjunction with Teresa McEoin of Voice Ireland present a Recycling Workshop Tuesday 27th Feb @ 8.30pm
Voice Ireland is an environmental charity that empowers individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our natural resources. Together with Repak, The Dept of Communications and The Dept of Climate Action and Environment have launched a programme of Presentations/Workshops to help people improve Ireland’s recycling rates and reduce levels of contaminants in household recycling bins. Up to 30% of what goes into the domestic recycling bin is not suitable or is contaminated. The presentation takes approximately 30 minutes and the message is simple. “What goes into the recycling bin and what doesn’t”. After the presentation there will be a question and answer session. This is a free workshop and everybody is welcome.Introducing ‘TowardsPeace’
Towards Peace is a spiritual support service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland. Support is also available for family members of abuse survivors. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space, where people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context can be accompanied as they seek their own experience of spiritual peace, one step at a time. Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions, with a qualified spiritual companion. Up to nine sessions are offered and there is no cost. For more information, please visit www.towardspeace.ie, phone 01 505 3028 or email towardspeace@iecon.ie .Marriage Encounter Weekend
Marriage Encounter is a Weekend getaway experience for all married couples who want to rediscover the joy of Marriage.
Our Next ME Weekends will be:
13th April 7.30 pm to 15 April 4.00 pm The Cork International Airport Hotel.
www.marriageencounter.ie
021-4381511 – 086 6095168

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25th February 2018
Second Sunday in Lent
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed 9.00 am, and 10.30 am
Thurs and Friday 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of March. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.5th and 6th Class Mass
Each Wed morning at 10.30 am during Lent in preparation for Confirmation. Everybody else welcome, especially any parents of these children who are free at that time.Stations of the Cross
Each Sunday night during Lent at 8.00 pm.Station
For Granfeen, in the home of Kevin and Frances Harrington on Fri next, March 2nd at 8.00 pm.
Please consider taking a station in your area.Children’s Choir
At this Sunday’s 10.30 Mass our Children’s Choir will sing for the first time. Practice for the next three Thursday evenings from 6.00 pm to 6.45. All children from 1st to 6th Class welcome to come on board.Knitting
Knitting at Patsy’s continues on Monday nights from 8 pm.WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Pilgrimage of the Icon

The World Meeting of Families Icon will visit St. Patrick’s Church, Bandon, as part of it’s country-wide Pilgrimage. The Icon arrives in our Parish on Friday, March 2nd. Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Friday evening. There will be time for Veneration of the Icon after Mass. Along with the Icon we will have the Diocesan Prayer Petition Box. The box, along with our prayer petitions, will be presented to Pope Francis at the closing Mass of World Meeting Of Families. I would be very grateful if you could extend our invitation, to your Parishioners, at Masses this weekend. We look forward to welcoming you on the night.
Also:
SKIBBEREEN
Welcome celebration – Monday 26th February 7:30pm, Cathedral, Skibbereen
CORK (Cathedral):
Ecumenical Service Sunday 25th February 3:00pmPro-Life Rally
“Rally to Save the 8th.” All-Ireland RALLY FOR LIFE, Dublin, Saturday 10th March. Buses departing from Cork City and County. To book a seat, contact Gillian 089 402 9445.Pro-Life Speakers
(Message from Diocesan Office)

Bishop Buckley has asked me to write to you concerning the Pro Life Campaign. As you may be aware, members of the Pro Life Campaign spoke to the Priests’ Council last week. The Pro Life Campaign is currently running a programme where they deliver a moderate but life-affirming pro life talk which talks about the 8th Amendment and its protection for mothers and their unborn babies. These are scripted talks which will be given by a female spokesperson for the Pro Life Campaign. Bishop Buckley and the Priests’ Council approved the text and the Pro Life Campaign will be contacting you shortly to seek your permission to arrange for a suitable weekend for the talk to take place in your parish. The Diocese has approved this initiative.Recycling Workshop
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns in conjunction with Teresa McEoin of Voice Ireland present a Recycling Workshop Tuesday next, 27th Feb, at 8.30pm
Voice Ireland is an environmental charity that empowers individuals and local communities to take positive action to conserve our natural resources. Together with Repak, The Dept of Communications and The Dept of Climate Action and Environment have launched a programme of Presentations/Workshops to help people improve Ireland’s recycling rates and reduce levels of contaminants in household recycling bins. Up to 30% of what goes into the domestic recycling bin is not suitable or is contaminated. The presentation takes approximately 30 minutes and the message is simple. “What goes into the recycling bin and what doesn’t”. After the presentation there will be a question and answer session. This is a free workshop and everybody is welcome.KILBRITTAIN GAA
The semi-final of this years Micheal Holland Cup against Carbery will take place on Wednesday next 28th, in Cloughduv at 8:15pm.
Lotto 03 – 04 – 10 – 23
The lotto jackpot of €5,800 was not won. €40 winners were Mary Hayes, Edward Sheehy, Ger O’Neill, John Lovell, Padraig & Ciara. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,000.Kilbrittain Underage GAA
We are holding our annual Boston Tea Party on Saturday 3rd March at 8pm in the Community Hall, all are welcome to either host a table or join a table, a great night is assured. This is our main fundraiser of the year and we need your support! If you cannot attend please support the raffle on the night. Tickets are available from anyone on the committee or any of the hosts. Thank youMarriage Encounter Weekend
Marriage Encounter is a Weekend getaway experience for all married couples who want to rediscover the joy of Marriage.
Our Next ME Weekends will be:
13th April 7.30 pm to 15 April 4.00 pm The Cork International Airport Hotel.
www.marriageencounter.ie
021-4381511 – 086 6095168Lourdes 2018–Young Adult Helpers.
The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18-25 year olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June. Each helper is subsidised to the tune of €400 by the Diocese but must pay the remaining €350 of the fare themselves; fare includes accommodation, flights, all meals, coach transfers, insurance and all other costs associated with participating in the group. As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes. Limited number of places. Closing date for applicants is 28th February 2018. For further details contact Fr. Charlie Kiely 021-4537603, Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork or email: charliekiely@gmail.comTrocaire Boxes
Available in the porches for the Lenten Campaign. Please return during Holy Week.

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4th March 2018
3rd Sunday in Lent
Weekday Masses
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed 9.00 am, and 10.30 am
Thurs and Friday 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.First Friday Calls
Calls to the sick and housebound missed this week will be made next Friday 9th March.5th and 6th Class Mass
Each Wed morning at 10.30 am during Lent in preparation for Confirmation. Everybody else welcome, especially any parents of these children who are free at that time.Stations of the Cross Cancelled
No Stations of the Cross this Sunday. Continuing each subsequent Sunday night during Lent at 8.00 pm.Monday’s Adoration Cancelled
At the time of going to print on Sat evening the travel situation for Monday wasn’t certain. In view of that, regardless of conditions and to ensure that nobody takes chances, there will be no Adoration on this Mon, 5th March. Resuming Wed afternoon at 2.00 pm.Station Re-scheduled
The station for Granfeen, in the home of Kevin and Frances Harrington will now be celelrated on Fri next, March 9th at 8.00 pm.
Please consider taking a station in your area.St. Josephs Young Priests Soc
Meeting on Wed, 7th March, at 8.00 pm in the Sacristy. Pray for Religious Vocations during Eucharistic Adoration.First Penance
First Holy Communion class will be making their First Penance on next Thurs night.Children’s Choir
Practice for the next two Thursday evenings from 6.00 pm to 6.45. All children from 1st to 6th Class welcome to come on board.Children’s Mass
Monthly Child catechesis during Mass next Sunday March 11th.Knitting
Knitting at Patsy’s continues on Monday nights from 8 pm.WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Pilgrimage of the Icon

Due to the weather, the Icon did not come to Bandon on Friday last.Pro-Life Speakers
(Message from Diocesan Office)

Bishop Buckley has asked me to write to you concerning the Pro Life Campaign. As you may be aware, members of the Pro Life Campaign spoke to the Priests’ Council last week. The Pro Life Campaign is currently running a programme where they deliver a moderate but life-affirming pro life talk which talks about the 8th Amendment and its protection for mothers and their unborn babies. These are scripted talks which will be given by a female spokesperson for the Pro Life Campaign. Bishop Buckley and the Priests’ Council approved the text and the Pro Life Campaign will be contacting you shortly to seek your permission to arrange for a suitable weekend for the talk to take place in your parish. The Diocese has approved this initiative.Pro-Life Rally
“Rally to Save the 8th.” All-Ireland RALLY FOR LIFE, Dublin, Saturday next, 10th March. Buses departing from Cork City and County. To book a seat, contact Gillian 089 402 9445.Trocaire Boxes
Available in the porches for the Lenten Campaign. Please return during Holy Week.

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11th March 2018
4th Sunday in Lent
St Patrick’s Day
Next Saturday.
Vigil Mass on Friday at 8.00 pm,
Mass of the Feast on Saturday at 10.30 am.Masses During the Week
Mon 9;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed 9.00 am and 10.30 am
Thurs 9.00 am
Friday 9.00 am and 8.00 pm
Sat 10.30 am and 8.00 pmEmigrant Chaplaincy Collection
A Special Collection for the Irish Commission for Emigrants to support Vulnerable Irish Communities overseas will take place on St. Patrick’s Day. This will be an exit collection, with baskets in the porches after Mass for donations.5th and 6th Class Mass
Each Wed morning at 10.30 am during Lent in preparation for Confirmation. Everybody else welcome, especially any parents of these children who are free at that time.Stations of the Cross
This Sunday night and every Sunday during Lent at 8.00 pm.Table Quiz
Kilbrittain Tidy Towns will hold a Table Quiz in The Kilbrittain Inn on Friday 16th March at 9pm. Tables €20. Raffle on the night. All very welcome.Coffee Morning
Kilbrittain Timoleague Camogie Club are hosting a Coffee Morning this Sunday 11th March in Kilbrittain Community Centre at 11.30am. Funds raised will go for the Under 12 girls are partaking in a monster blitz in Croke Park on April 8th.Ladies Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday next, 12th March, at 8.30 pm in the hall. Guest speaker from The Little Red Fish Shop will attend. All welcome including new members.
NOTE: No knitting at Patsys’ due to Ladies Meeting next Monday.Kilbrittain Underage GAA
Please note that the Boston Tea Party is rescheduled for Saturday 14th April. All welcome, so please contact Eileen on 086 8167401.Children’s Choir
Practice for ton Thursday evening next from 6.00 pm to 6.45. All children from 1st to 6th Class welcome to come on board.Children’s Mass
Monthly Child catechesis during Mass this Sunday March 11th.Afternoon of reflection on Family in the Gospel: a time to explore family life in the Gospels in the light of the teaching of Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia. Saturday 24th March from 2pm to 5pm in Clonakilty Parish Centre, to reserve a place – contact Sr Karen 021 4537601. We will close with the placing our petitions for our families in the World Meeting of Families petition box.

TWO LIVES, ONE LOVE

Two Lives, One Love – pastoral message for 2018 on the right to life
During their Spring General Meeting this week in Maynooth, the Bishops of Ireland reviewed their pastoral message Two Lives, One Love and today publish a revised edition of it as part of their contribution to the national conversation on the right to life:

1. Introduction
Having consulted carefully with members of the lay faithful, both women and men, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference wishes to offer the following considerations as a contribution to the present national conversation on the right to life.
The Catholic Church recently concluded a Jubilee Year of Mercy. This initiative of Pope Francis was celebrated by the universal Church and it called on us to be open both to God’s mercy in our lives and to ways of being more merciful to others especially those who are vulnerable. While the Constitution celebrates the equality of the mother and the unborn child in its Eighth Amendment, we have an obligation to be at our most compassionate, our most merciful, if and when the expectant mother and father and their unborn child require support during a crisis pregnancy. This support must be more than words. Public resources should be applied in a practical and in a creative way. Supporting and sustaining a culture of life is in the interests of every generation and it defines us as a society.
We believe that human life is sacred from conception until natural death and that Article 40.3.3 reflects the appropriate balance of rights. We ask God’s blessing and guidance on each member of our society in responding to the significant responsibility that we have to defend this right for the present generation and for the generations to come.
Some people argue that the right to life of the unborn should be a matter of personal choice on the part of the mother. Others argue that, while they are opposed to abortion as a general principle, they believe that there are some children to whom the right to life does not apply either because they have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition or because they have been conceived as a result of rape. We wish to state our firmly held belief, based on reason as well as faith, that there is no such thing as a human life without value. We accept, of course, that death is part of our human condition. What we reject is the suggestion that any person can decide when it is time for another person to die.

2. The Right to Life as a Fundamental Personal Right
Article 40 of the Constitution has the heading “Personal Rights” and is situated in a section entitled “Fundamental Rights”. In this way, long before the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was promulgated by the United Nations, the Irish people recognised the fundamental nature of rights such as the right to life, the right to liberty, the right to the privacy of one’s home and the right to freedom of speech.
Fundamental human rights are different from civil rights. While civil rights are the rights given by law to citizens in a particular society, fundamental human rights belong to every person simply because he or she is a person. Fundamental human rights are not “given” by society and they cannot be taken away by society.
Fundamental rights are “acknowledged” in constitutions and charters and “vindicated” in the
application of the law. They are what the United Nations refers to as the “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family”.1
Article 40.3.3, sometimes referred to as the Eighth Amendment, reads:
“the State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right”.2
The deletion or amendment of Article 40.3.3, would serve no purpose other than to withdraw the right to life from some categories of unborn children. To do so would radically change the principle, for all unborn children and indeed for all of us, that the right to life is a fundamental human right.
During the current debate some have argued that abortion itself is a human right. We see this view as being inconsistent with an integral understanding of human rights. We would point out that the European Convention on Human Rights requires that “everyone’s right to life shall be protected by the law”.3 The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as meaning “every human being below the age of eighteen years unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier”. No distinction is made between born and unborn children.4
We invite your attention to a number of aspects of Article 40.3.3, which we believe to be significant:
 In this Article, the State does not concede the right to life to the unborn, but acknowledges that right as a fundamental right, which belongs to the unborn by virtue of his or her being a person. A person is an individual member of the human family, to use the description given in the Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 Article 40.3.3 describes the right to life of the unborn as “equal” to the right to life of the mother. It quite rightly does not place the right to life of the unborn above that of the mother.
 Article 40.3.3 does not guarantee, in all circumstances, to be able to defend and vindicate the right to life of the unborn, any more than it can in the case of people who are born and living in our towns and villages. The State does, however, guarantee to respect the right to life of the unborn in its laws, just as it does in the case of other persons.
The right to life is unique, of course, because, in the absence of that right, no other civil or natural right can be exercised, either now or in the future.

3. The Unborn as Persons
We would ask you to consider carefully the reality of what happens in the life of each human being, between conception and birth. There is no moment as developmentally significant as the moment of fertilisation, in terms of defining the beginnings of personal existence. There is no logical or scientific basis for considering, on the one hand, a born child to be a person with all the rights that this involves and, on the other hand, an unborn child to be a non-person. The distinct identity of a human individual is already present once fertilisation has taken place. Everything else is simply the process of growth and development of a person who has already embarked on the journey of life.
For us, as Christians, there is no conflict between faith and reason. Just as reason leads us to recognise the continuity of every human life, from fertilisation to natural death, so faith allows us to see each person as having his or her origins in the intention of God and his or her fulfilment in eternal life. This belief, expressed in various ways in the Bible, is presented very beautifully by Pope Francis in his 2016 publication The Joy of Love. He says:
“The gift of a new child, entrusted by the Lord to a father and a mother, begins with acceptance, continues with lifelong protection and has as its final goal the joy of eternal life. ….. So great is the value of a human life, and so inalienable the right to life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb, that no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate that life, which is an end in itself and which can never be considered the “property” of another human being.”5

4. The Power of Language
We wish to refer briefly to the use of language with reference to unborn children. Words like “foetus” and “embryo” and “zygote” have specific technical meanings. We question why, in public discourse, healthy unborn children are always referred to as “the baby” while those who, in the opinion of some, do not measure up to expectations are routinely defined as the “foetus” or the “embryo”. We are concerned that language is being used with the intention of depersonalising certain categories of unborn children in a way which seeks to normalise abortion.

5. The Positive Effects of Article 40.3.3 – A Culture of Life
Many thousands of Irish people are alive as a direct result of the enactment of the Eighth Amendment, who might otherwise never have been born. This is partly because there was an inevitable interval between the thought of having an abortion and that thought being put into action. That interval allowed women, often with the support of family members, partners or pregnancy care agencies such as our own Cura, to consider other, more constructive, options.
Quite apart from the numbers of lives that were saved as a result of Article 40.3.3, expectant parents who experience a crisis pregnancy have been culturally supported in making the decision in favour of life and in avoiding a decision which many of them may have regretted afterwards. This cultural support was not simply in the fact that Irish society had made a public statement of principle about the right to life, but also because the structures of society, including healthcare facilities, were not deployed, as they are in many countries, to promote or facilitate the taking of life as an appropriate social response to crisis pregnancy.
The goal of good maternal care would be to achieve a maternal mortality rate of zero. Sadly this is practically impossible because there are some potentially fatal medical conditions related to pregnancy which cannot easily be predicted for individual women. According to the most recent figures, published by the World Health Organisation in 2015, the maternal mortality rate for Ireland is 8 per 100,000 live births.6This places Ireland in the lowest, or best, category (number 26 out of 190 countries, and consistently ahead of the United States and the United Kingdom, where abortion is readily available).

6. What abortion is and what abortion is not: the Catholic Church’s teaching
Some of those who advocate deleting or changing Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution, have made it clear that they wish to make abortion available on demand in Ireland. Others say that they are
opposed to abortion in general, but would want to see it permitted in certain difficult circumstances. We do not share that view, because we believe that every unborn child, irrespective of his or her medical condition or the circumstances of his or her birth, has the right to be treated equally before the law.
We are concerned that some elements of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the right to life tend to be presented inaccurately:
 The Catholic Church has never taught that the life of a child in the womb should be preferred to that of a mother. By virtue of their common humanity a mother and her unborn baby have an equal right to life.
 Where a seriously ill pregnant woman needs medical treatment which may, as a secondary effect, put the life of her baby at risk, such treatments are always ethically permissible provided every effort has been made to save the life of both the mother and her baby. Abortion, by contrast, is the direct and intentional destruction of an unborn baby and is gravely immoral in all circumstances. It is not a medical treatment.
 When, sadly, a baby dies naturally in the womb before birth, there is no question of the mother being obliged to proceed with the pregnancy. There is now only one “patient”, the mother. The mother becomes the sole focus of any medical care that is required. Along with the father, the mother is entitled to the best pastoral care that we can offer, as they grieve the loss of their child.
In the confined context of the debate around the Eighth Amendment, it is important to address difficult cases such as those of children with life limiting conditions; and children conceived as a result of rape, neither of which justifies a change in the basic law:
a) Children with Life Limiting Conditions
It is very distressing for a mother to discover that the baby in her womb is seriously ill and, in all probability will not live. Her dreams and hopes are dashed. She grieves for the child that she will never have. She struggles to tell others of the loss that faces her. The grief of the father is no less real. Children with life- limiting conditions are frequently spoken of as if they were “as good as dead”. The use of words like “fatal” or “lethal” to describe these conditions implies that there is something definite about the outcome and that death is imminent and inevitable. The reality is that every case is different and that, while some babies will die before birth, and some will live for just a few hours, others will live for significantly longer.7
Many of us have met parents whose children have been born with life-limiting conditions. They have told us about the support they needed to deal with this very difficult situation. They have emphasised how important it was for them to have the memory of doing the best they could for their sick child. They have spoken about how helpful it has been to them to have had the possibility of holding and caring for their child for a few hours or even for a few minutes, until death naturally occurred. Others have told us about their joy in discovering after birth that, while their child did have serious health issues, the prognosis was actually far better than they had originally been given to understand. May we encourage you to listen to their own stories on the websites www.onedaymore.ie and www.everylifecounts.ie.
Even taking the worst case scenarios, the situation of an unborn child with a life-limiting
condition is comparable to that of a born child or adult at an advanced stage of terminal illness. One of the particular challenges facing parents of unborn children with life-limiting conditions is the lack of coordinated support for them. We believe a lot more needs to be done to provide appropriate perinatal hospice services, which offer warmth, tenderness, nutrition and hydration and, in that way, support parents in caring for their sick children until natural death. This, rather than the repeal of Article 40.3.3, should be the focus of government policy and it is something towards which we can and should all work.
b) Children conceived as a result of rape
Rape is an act of violence and a crime. A woman who has been raped needs compassionate care and support. Under such circumstances one can scarcely begin to imagine the physical and emotional stress facing the expectant mother. Society has a moral duty to support her and to do so with the utmost compassion.
A child conceived following rape is also a person. He or she has rights, including that most fundamental of all rights, the right to life. Society must similarly extend its support to the unborn baby.
Some people respond to crisis pregnancy by proposing abortion as a solution. It may even seem like the compassionate thing to do. But these children are innocent and they are entitled to the best support and care that we can provide.

7. Women, Men, and Unborn Children
The relationship between a mother and her unborn child is not simply physical and biological, but emotional and even spiritual. To hurt her child goes against everything that a mother is. We are aware that there are many factors which may influence the decision to have an abortion and that, in many cases, it is a painful and even shattering decision. The emotional and spiritual wound may take a long time to heal.
There is a regrettable tendency to associate abortion exclusively with women who have had abortions. The clear teaching of the Church is that those who promote, organise and carry out abortions are just as responsible and, in some cases, more responsible. Often the destructive act carried out against the unborn child is compounded by the failure of key individuals or institutions to support the mother in recognising and choosing other possibilities.
We understand that some people, including men themselves, feel that men have no contribution to make to this debate. With due respect and sensitivity to the unique role of the mother who carries the unborn child in her womb, we would want to say very clearly that fathers are also parents, with all the responsibility that this involves. Similarly, when it comes to the right to life, men like women have a responsibility, which cannot be abdicated, to defend unborn children who have no other voice.
Pope Francis, in line with comments made by Pope Saint John Paul II, recently wrote:
“I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life. In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father.”8
As a Church, for over forty years, through Cura’s professional counselling service, we have been supporting expectant mothers and fathers who find themselves facing a crisis pregnancy. Our hope is for a Church and a society which, while rejecting abortion, reaches out to women who have had an abortion, with a listening ear and an understanding heart. Most of all, we believe that the common good is best served by a Church and a civil society which, while rejecting abortion, continues to offer women real alternatives and real support.

8. Conclusion
Living as we do, in a culture which places such a high value on individual rights, it may seem strange that the most fundamental personal right of all, the right to life, is increasingly being questioned and denied. The problem seems to be that, when respect for the rights of the individual is pushed to the extreme in a society, the result is just another form of individualism in which all rights, even the most fundamental of rights, become relative. As Pope Saint John Paul said: in such circumstances “the ‘right’ ceases to be such, because it is no longer founded on the inviolable dignity of the person”.

9The logical conclusion is that the whole notion of human rights is undermined and any rights that remain depend on the will of the majority.
Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann) has a particular vision which is based on respect for the right to life of every person. We believe that the deletion or amendment of this article can have no other effect than to expose unborn children to greater risk and that it would not bring about any benefit for the life or health of women in Ireland. We encourage you, therefore, as members of the human family, to work actively towards keeping the right to life in the Constitution, in the name of equality, fairness and compassion for all.

1 United Nations. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Preamble. Paris, 1948.
2 Bunreacht na hEireann, Article 40.3.3
3 European Convention on Human Rights. Rome: 1950, Article 2.
4 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. New York: 1989, Article 1; cf also Articles 2 & 6.
5 Pope Francis. Amoris Laetitiae. Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2016. Paragraphs 83 and 166
6 Cf. http://data.unicef.org/topic/maternal-health/maternal-mortality/. Maternal mortality rate is defined as the number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes). The MMR includes deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy.
7 Cf. Simons, Caroline. “ ‘Incompatible with Life’: Does Article 40.3.3 Permit Abortion for ‘Fatal Foetal Abnormality’?” in Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 2015, 1, 2-3
8 Pope Francis. Micericordia et misera. Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2016, paragraph 12. See also Pope John Paul II. Evangelium Vitae. Rome, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1995, paragraph 99
9 Pope John Paul II. Evangelium Vitae. Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1995, paragraph 20


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18th March 2018
5th Sunday in Lent
Masses During the Week
Mon BANK HOLIDAY 10;00 am.
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs, Fri 9.00 am
Satt 10.00 amStations of the Cross
This Sunday night and every Sunday during Lent at 8.00 pm.Station
For Glenduff West in the home of Mary Lynch on Fri next, March 23rd at 8.00 pmNote: No 10.30 Mass on Wednesday next
As Fr Cremin will be attending the Bandon Gaelsoil Confirmations on Wed next, there will be no Mass for our own Confirmation Candidates.Rosary at Mass Rock for Life and Faith
National devotion at all Mass Rocks this Sunday, March 18th at 2.30 pm. Our rosary will be at the gate of Kilshinihan Mass Rock (the path and steps down to the rock itself are too difficult to negotiate for many people at the moment owing to damp conditions underfoot)Moyross Retreat Palm Sunday
St Josephs Young Priest Society to Moyross Wood Sunday 25th March. Bus departing from Kilbrittain at 1.45, Timoleague at 2.00 and Clonakilty at 2.15. €10 per person. For bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 or 087-6167835Family Lenten Retreat
Alliance of the Two Hearts Family Lenten Retreat Sat next, 24th March at the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown let by Fr Bing. Bus travelling from West Cork, contact Caherine Butler 087-7726096Easter Penance Services in our Cluster
Bandon: Wed next, 21st March, at 8.00 pm
Kilbrittain: Monday of Holy Week, 7.30
Enniskeane: Tue of Holy Week 7.30
Times of individual Confessions to be announced next weekend.Knitting
Knitting continues on this Bank Holiday Monday night in Patsy’s kitchen. All welcome.Kilbrittain Underage GAA
Please note that the Boston Tea Party is rescheduled for Saturday 14th April. All welcome, so please contact Eileen on 086 8167401.KILBRITTAIN GAA
The U21 footballers meet O’Donovan Rossa in the first round of the championship this Sunday at 12noon in Rosscarbery. Best of luck to all involved.
Lotto 04 – 05 – 19 – 22
The lotto Jackpot of €6,400 was not won. The €40 winners were Siobhan Kearney, Shannon O’Donovan, Tom & Jerry & Co, Pat & Kay Lawton, E & J. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,600
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Children’s Choir
Practice on Tuesday evening next from 6.00 pm to 6.45. Note change of day. All children from 1st to 6th Class welcome to come on board.Palm Sunday
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. Palms will be blessed at both Masses.Afternoon of reflection on Family in the Gospel: a time to explore family life in the Gospels in the light of the teaching of Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia. Saturday 24th March from 2pm to 5pm in Clonakilty Parish Centre, to reserve a place – contact Sr Karen 021 4537601. We will close with the placing our petitions for our families in the World Meeting of Families petition box.

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25th March 2018
Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday)
Stations of the Cross
This Sunday night at 8.00 pm.

Easter Penance Services in our Cluster
Kilbrittain: This Monday at 7.30 pm
Enniskeane: Tuesday 7.30 pm
Times of individual Confessions in the table at the right

Kilbrittain Tidy Towns will hold Bingo in Parish Hall on Wednesday 28th March @ 8.00pm. All welcome

Kilbrittain Underage GAA
Unfortunately we are not able to go ahead with the rescheduled Boston Tea Party on the 14th April, so we have decided to postpone it until the autumn. Instead, we will run a coffee morning and cake sale in the community hall on Sunday 13th May, which will include a raffle for the great prizes we already had arranged for the Boston Tea Party. We will distribute some raffle tickets to all the members and they can also be bought in the local shops and pubs. Thanks again for your continuing support.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The U21 footballers meet O’Donovan Rossa in the first round of the championship this Sunday at 12noon in Rosscarbery. Best of luck to all involved.
Lotto 04 – 05 – 19 – 22
The lotto Jackpot of €6,400 was not won. The €40 winners were Siobhan Kearney, Shannon O’Donovan, Tom & Jerry & Co, Pat & Kay Lawton, E & J. The jackpot for this weekend will be €6,600


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1st April 2018
EASTER SUNDAY
Bank Holiday Monday Masses
10.00 Month’s Mind Mass for the late Danny O’Mahony, Bawnea
12.00 noon Month’s Mind Mass for the late Eileen Healy (nee McCarthy) Dublin and late of Coolmain.Remainaing Masses During the Week
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.Eucharisic Ministers’ Rota
Rota is available in the sacristy now and online www.frcremin.com/rotasEaster Envelopes
Easter Offering envelopes (as well as Dues and Christmas Offering envelopes) are included in the boxes distributed at the start of the year.Station
Station for Kilshinihan and Ballycatten at Kilshinihan Mass Rock on Fri 18th May at 7.00 pm, weather permitting. Otherwise at the home of Myles and Ann-Marie Desmond McSwiney, Ballycatten.Papal Mass Sunday 26th August
The Diocese has requested each parish to furnish them as soon as possible with the numbers of people intending to go as part of parish groups, as tickets for these travellers are being allocated by Dublin now. Parish Assembly needs to know who would be interested in going if the parish were to organise a bus or buses for this occasion. Because of pressure from Dublin and a possible high demand for buses from other parishes, the deadline for names is Sunday next, 8th April, accompanied by a deposit of €20, fully refunded if we haven’t enough to consider it worthwhile going as a parish group.
One thing to bear in mind is that the buses will be parked 5km from the Phoenix Park, that’s up to an hour’s walk for most people. The information that we have is that there will be shuttle buses for those with mobility issues, but the Dioceses can’t say how limited or otherwise the service will be. I don’t imagine that people will be turned away easily from shuttle buses on the day, but we don’t know that. Also, there will be no seating available for anybody in the Park, people are expected to take folding chairs if the have to sit as we did in 1979 for the visit of Pope St John Paul II.
Names and deposit to Fr Cremin or Eileen O’Neill. “

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8th April 2018
Second Sunday in Easter Time
Masses During the Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue:
No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.Confirmation
Next Thursday forty-one children from Kilbrittain and Granassig National Schools will be Confirmed in the Faith by Rt Rev Mons Leonard O’Brien. Confirmation Mass is at 10.30No Eucharistic Adoration this weekTo facilitate practice for Confirmation and church decoration by the schools.Forty-Hour Adoration for Retaining the Eighth Amendment
Sunday morning 15th April 6.00 am until Monday night 16th April 10.00 pm – unbroken through Sunday, Sunday night and Monday. People are invited to commit to attend as adorers for portions of this time. Yellow timesheets are on display on side altar and in porches for names to be added. Contact Bernie Lyons or Helen Ryan.
Kilshinihan Mass Rock and Church CleanupVolunteers are invited to make up a meitheal on next Wed evening, April 11th. Meet at Mass Rock gate at 7.30 pm.Station
Station for Kilshinihan and Ballycatten at Kilshinihan Mass Rock on Fri 18th May at 7.00 pm, weather permitting. Otherwise at the home of Myles and Ann-Marie Desmond McSwiney, Ballycatten.Station Appeal
I would like to hear from anybody intending to take a station for this Spring.Ladies Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 9th April at 8.30 pm. Guest speaker will attend. New members welcome.St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Meeting of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Soc on the 11th April,Wed at 8.00pm.
A. G. M. In Community Hall Wed. April 25th at 8.00 pm. Mass and a cuppa. All welcomeHistorical Society AGM
The Kilbrittain Historical Society will be holding their AGM on Tuesday next, April 10th, at 7.30 pm in the Community Hall. A review of the previous year will take place and an agenda for the coming year will be announced. Current and prospective members are encouraged to attend, Membership will be accepted on the night.Papal Mass Sunday 26th August
The Diocese has requested each parish to furnish them as soon as possible with the numbers of people intending to go as part of parish groups, as tickets for these travellers are being allocated by Dublin now. Parish Assembly needs to know who would be interested in going if the parish were to organise a bus or buses for this occasion. Because of pressure from Dublin and a possible high demand for buses from other parishes, the deadline for names is this Sunday, 8th April, accompanied by a deposit of €20, fully refunded if we haven’t enough to consider it worthwhile going as a parish group.
One thing to bear in mind is that the buses will be parked 5km from the Phoenix Park, that’s up to an hour’s walk for most people. The information that we have is that there will be shuttle buses for those with mobility issues, but the Dioceses can’t say how limited or otherwise the service will be. I don’t imagine that people will be turned away easily from shuttle buses on the day, but we don’t know that. Also, there will be no seating available for anybody in the Park, people are expected to take folding chairs if the have to sit as we did in 1979 for the visit of Pope St John Paul II.
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15th April 2018
Third Sunday in Easter Time
Masses During the Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.Forty-Hour Adoration for Retaining the Eighth Amendment
This Sunday morning 15th April 6.00 am until Monday night 16th April 10.00 pm – unbroken through Sunday, Sunday night and Monday. Thanks to the many people who have being making committiments on the yellow timesheets. Those sheets are still on display on side altar and in porches for names to be added. Contact Bernie Lyons or Helen Ryan.Bishop’s Letter on 8th Amendment
All priests are asked to read this out at Masses this weekend. Printed version is available in the porches.Station
Station for Kilshinihan and Ballycatten at Kilshinihan Mass Rock on Fri 18th May at 7.00 pm, weather permitting. Otherwise at the home of Myles and Ann-Marie Desmond McSwiney, Ballycatten.Station Appeal
I would like to hear from anybody intending to take a station for this Spring.St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
A. G. M. In Community Hall Wed week, April 25th, at 8.00 pm. Mass and a cuppa. All welcomePapal Mass Sunday 26th August
In conjunction with Timoleague Parish we have booked a bus for this occasion. All those whose names were handed in have places on that bus and we’ll confirm this to them individually during the week, together with details of price and itinerary.Confirmations
Congratulations to the forty-one young adults who were confirmed in Kilbrittain last Thursday by Mon Leonard O’Brien. Thanks to the wonderful preparation by teachers and parents and to the talents of the candidates themselves, we experienced a truly wonderful liturgy which has received praise from all corners. Mons O’Brien also won the hearts of all, young and old.Courtmacsherry Singing workshop
Fri 22nd to Sun 24th June. Multi-genre Choral Music, Singing technique, Ensemble and Solo Masterclass, Singalong sessions. Weekend, including barbeque, €65 if booked before May 1st (usually €70). Contact Ann O’Donovan 087 8509898; Marian O’Brien 086 3458764; Angela Veldman 086 4542185; Facebook ‘Summer Songbook’KILBRITTAIN GAA
The annual Golf Classic takes place on Friday 25th May in Bandon Golf Club. The time sheet is now open and anyone interested in entering a team are asked to contact committee members.
Lotto 04 – 17 – 22 – 25
The €7,200 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Frank O’Brien, Arthur O’Leary, Darragh Healy, Martin Lehane, Sabrina Madden. This weekends jackpot will be €7,400.

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22nd April 2018
Fourth Sunday in Easter Time
Masses During the Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
A. G. M. In Community Hall Wed next, April 25th, at 8.00 pm. Mass and a cuppa. All welcomeStation
Station for Kilshinihan and Ballycatten at Kilshinihan Mass Rock on Fri 18th May at 7.00 pm, weather permitting. Otherwise at the home of Myles and Ann-Marie Desmond McSwiney, Ballycatten.Station Appeal
I would like to hear from anybody intending to take a station for this Spring.History Society
Lecture on ‘Placenames Along the Kilbriittain Coast’ by Jerome Lordan on Tue next, April 24th, in the Parish Hall. All welcome.Tea/Coffee Day in Patsy’s
Wed week, 2nd May, in Patsy Nortridge’s house from 11.00 until late.Come in and see the display of all the knitting and crochet work done by volunteers in Patsy’s kitchen during the past year. These items will be handed over to care organizations: blankets to neo-natal unit in CUMH; baby clothes, hats and scarves to Simon Community. Proceeds of the day Simon Community and Cork Penny Dinners, Call in for a cuppa!Afternoon Tea in Aid of Irish Guide Dogs
Annual tea and dance on Sunday April 29th 2.30 to 5.30 in the Parish Hall. Muisc by Teddy Crowley, the singing busman. Your support would be appreciated for this worthy cause.Forty-hour Adoration for Retention of the Eighth Amendment
Last Sunday and Monday we had continuous Adoration with a wonderful response from locals and strangers. They were special days when we felt the Lord’s presence in a real way in our church, as well as seeing him. Thanks to the people who suggested this and to those organised the rotas and especially to all who gave time, day and night, in petition for the lives of the most helpless.Courtmacsherry Singing workshop
Fri 22nd to Sun 24th June. Multi-genre Choral Music, Singing technique, Ensemble and Solo Masterclass, Singalong sessions. Weekend, including barbeque, €65 if booked before May 1st (usually €70). Contact Ann O’Donovan 087 8509898; Marian O’Brien 086 3458764; Angela Veldman 086 4542185; Facebook ‘Summer Songbook’

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29th April 2018
Fifth Sunday in Easter Time
Masses During the Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.First Friday
Next Friday is the First Friday of May. Usual calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.Eucharistic Adoration
There will be no Adoration on this Monday, 30th April, owing to preparation for First Holy Communion.Rosary
Rosary will be recited before weekday Masses during the month of May.Afternoon Tea in Aid of Irish Guide Dogs
Annual tea and dance on this Sunday, April 29th, 2.30 to 5.30 in the Parish Hall. Muisc by Teddy Crowley, the singing busman. Your support would be appreciated for this worthy cause.Station
Station for Kilshinihan and Ballycatten at Kilshinihan Mass Rock on Fri 18th May at 7.00 pm, weather permitting. Otherwise at the home of Myles and Ann-Marie Desmond McSwiney, Ballycatten.Station Appeal
I would like to hear from anybody intending to take a station for this Spring.Tea/Coffee Day in Patsy’s
Wed next, 2nd May, in Patsy Nortridge’s house from 11.00 until late. Come in and see the display of all the knitting and crochet work done by volunteers in Patsy’s kitchen during the past year. These items will be handed over to care organizations: blankets to neo-natal unit in CUMH; baby clothes, hats and scarves to Simon Community. Proceeds of the day Simon Community and Cork Penny Dinners, Call in for a cuppa!Permanent Deacons
Bishop Buckley invites applications from men interested in serving as Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cork & Ross. The first two permanent deacons in our diocese were ordained last October, and are now serving in city parishes. One man is in his final year of training and is due to be ordained as Deacon later this year.
Applicants should have a good knowledge of the Gospel, a well established spiritual life, and a willingness to serve others, even at some personal cost. The minimum age for ordination as a permanent deacon is twenty-five years for a celibate man, and thirty-five years for a married man. The maximum age is sixty years. While married men may be ordained, deacons who are widowed may not remarry.
Deacons continue in their family lives and secular employment. The four-year programme of preparation is part-time, as is the subsequent ministry. Initial contact should be as soon as possible as the application process must be completed in June for a course of preparation beginning in September 2018. It is probable that a course will not commence again in Munster until 2021.
Those interested should contact their local priest or the Diocesan Director of the Permanent Diaconate for Cork and Ross, Canon Bertie O’Mahony, PP, Parochial House, Model Farm Road, phone (021) 4346940 or (087) 2519940, or Fr Billy O’Sullivan PP, Turner’s Cross, phone (021) 4313103 or (086) 8235291.Protect the 8th Conference
Protect the 8th Conference at the Silver Springs Hotel, Cork on Monday April 30th at 7:30pm. Speakers: Declan Ganley, Patricia Casey, John Waters, Becky Kealy and Vicky Wall of Every Life Counts. All welcome!

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6th May 2018
Sixth Sunday in Easter Time
Masses During the Week
Monday BANK HOLIDAY: 10.00 am
Tue: No Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat 10.00 am.Rosary
 Rosary before weekday Masses for the month of May
 The Legion of Mary will recite the rosary with hymns at the grotto every Monday evening during May at 8.30 pm. Please come along and join us.Exam Mass
Mass for the intentions of those doing second-level and third-level exams, with the participation of the students themselves, will be offered on Friday night next, 11th May, at 8.00 pm.Children’s Mass
Monthly Child catechesis during Mass next Sunday May 13th.Eucharistic Adoration in Timoleague
There will be 12 hours of adoration to the Blessed Sacrament in Timoleague Church Sunday 13th May 9am – 9pm for guidance in the upcoming referendum. Anybody interested in doing an hour’s adoration please contact 086 3610634.Pro-Life Speakers
The Pro Life Campaign is currently running a programme where they deliver a moderate but life-affirming pro life talk which talks about the 8th Amendment and its protection for mothers and their unborn babies. These are scripted talks which will be given by a female spokesperson for the Pro Life Campaign. Bishop Buckley and the Priests’ Council approved the text. Speakers will be at Masses in Kilbrittain next Sat and Sunday. The Diocese has approved this initiative.Station
Station for Kilshinihan and Ballycatten at Kilshinihan Mass Rock on Fri 18th May at 7.00 pm, weather permitting. Otherwise at the home of Myles and Ann-Marie Desmond McSwiney, Ballycatten.Station Appeal
I would like to hear from anybody intending to take a station for this Spring.History Lecture
Kilbrittain Historical Society are hosting a lecture “Castles of West Cork, including Kilbrittain” by Tony McCarthy on next Tue night, 8th May, at 8.30 pm in the Parish Hall.Permanent Deacons
Bishop Buckley invites applications from men interested in serving as Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cork & Ross. The first two permanent deacons in our diocese were ordained last October, and are now serving in city parishes. One man is in his final year of training and is due to be ordained as Deacon later this year.
Applicants should have a good knowledge of the Gospel, a well established spiritual life, and a willingness to serve others, even at some personal cost. The minimum age for ordination as a permanent deacon is twenty-five years for a celibate man, and thirty-five years for a married man. The maximum age is sixty years. While married men may be ordained, deacons who are widowed may not remarry.
Deacons continue in their family lives and secular employment. The four-year programme of preparation is part-time, as is the subsequent ministry. Initial contact should be as soon as possible as the application process must be completed in June for a course of preparation beginning in September 2018. It is probable that a course will not commence again in Munster until 2021.
Those interested should contact their local priest or the Diocesan Director of the Permanent Diaconate for Cork and Ross, Canon Bertie O’Mahony, PP, Parochial House, Model Farm Road, phone (021) 4346940 or (087) 2519940, or Fr Billy O’Sullivan PP, Turner’s Cross, phone (021) 4313103 or (086) 8235291.

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13th May 2018
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS 11.00 AMRosary
 Rosary before weekday Masses for the month of May
 The Legion of Mary will recite the rosary with hymns at the grotto every Monday evening during May at 8.30 pm. Please come along and join us.Cemetery Mass
Annual Cemetery Mass in Clashavanna Cemetery on this Wed, May 18th, at 8.00 pm.Children’s Mass
Monthly Child catechesis during Mass this Sunday May 13th.Station
Station for Kilshinihan and Ballycatten at Kilshinihan Mass Rock on Fri next,18th May, at 7.00 pm, weather permitting. Otherwise at the home of Myles and Ann-Marie Desmond McSwiney, Ballycatten.Station Appeal
I would like to hear from anybody intending to take a station for this Spring.Eucharistic Adoration in Timoleague
There will be 12 hours of adoration to the Blessed Sacrament in Timoleague Church Sunday 13th May 9am – 9pm for guidance in the upcoming referendum. Anybody interested in doing an hour’s adoration please contact 086 3610634.Eucharistic Adoration in Barryroe
Next Sunday, May 20th, 12.00 noon to 8.00 pm for guidance in the forthcoming referendum. All are welcome. Rota sheets available in church porches. Anybody interested in doing an hour’s adoration please contact 087-2347665Cake Sale
Cake Sale in the Parish Hall immediately after Mass on this Sunday morning, May 13th, in aid of Underage GAA,Patsy’s Fundraising Day
A huge Thank You to all who helped out, dropped in food, called in and in so many other ways supported the Tea/Coffee day in support of Cork Penny Dinners and the Simon Community. The fantastic amount of €1,664 has been realised so far and this will be divided equally between these two charities. Additional charities received the knitting/crochet work produced by the local group and many, many others in their own homes during the winter – the Neo Natal Unit in CUMH, the Simon Community, Blankets for Cancer patients – and the left-over food was sent to Cork Penny Dinners. Thank you so much for your support.Pro-Life Speakers
The Pro Life Campaign is currently running a programme where they deliver a moderate but life-affirming pro life talk which talks about the 8th Amendment and its protection for mothers and their unborn babies. These are scripted talks which will be given by a female spokesperson for the Pro Life Campaign. Bishop Buckley and the Priests’ Council approved the text. We welcome Rosemary O’Leary to Kilbrittain this weekend. The Diocese has approved this initiative.

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20th May 2018
FEAST OF PENTECOST
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: NO MASS owing to Bandon First Holy CommunionsStation
For Bawnea and Clonbouig in the home of the late Danny O’Mahony on Wednesday next, May 23rd, at 8.00 pm.Station Appeal
I would like to hear from anybody intending to take a station for this Spring.Rosary
 Rosary before weekday Masses for the month of May
 The Legion of Mary will recite the rosary with hymns at the grotto every Monday evening during May at 8.30 pm. Please come along and join us.Eucharistic Adoration in Barryroe
This Sunday, May 20th, 12.00 noon to 8.00 pm for guidance in the forthcoming referendum. All are welcome. Rota sheets available in church porches. Anybody interested in doing an hour’s adoration please contact 087-2347665St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Soc., meeting in Sacristy on Wednesday 23rd May at 8.00pm , pray for vocations during Eucharistic Adoration . Thank you for your support at our A. G. M in April.Pastoral Area Masses
As in last summer, the priests of the neighbouring parishes in our area (Bandon, Enniskeane, Kilbrittain and Murragh) have drawn up a schedule of Masses which will both allow for a summer break for each priest and ensure that each parish has Masses at the weekends and for the Holyday in August. This involves a slightly reduced number of Masses in the parishes and also involves the priests circulating between the churches to offer Mass. The rota will partially apply as from June 23rd and will fully apply from Sat July 7th.
Kilbrittain: Our two Masses continue as normal.
Bandon: Saturday evening 7.30pm Mass will cease for the summer after Sat 16th June. Sunday schedule is unchanged.
Enniskeane: The summer schedule begins for Enniskeane on Sat July 7th. They will have two Masses from then: Sat 7.30pm at Enniskeane and Sunday 11am at Enniskeane.
Murragh & Templemartiin: Sat 8pm Mass is discontinued for the summer after Sat June 16th. Sunday Masses as normal.
The 2018 Summer Schedule will be published within a week or so.Canon Bertie O’Mahony Golden Jubilee
The Parish Assembly wishes to mark this milestone in the life of one of our most respected parishioners with a Mass and function on Fri June 8th. There will be an open meeting to discuss this in the Parish Hall on this Mon, May 21st, at 8.00 pm. Everybody is welcome.Crois na Leanbh
Crois na Leanbh Annual Commemoration is on Thursday 24th May 2018 at 8.00pm. Oration by Liadh Ni Riada MEP.
Music and refreshments after in O’Donovan’s Bar, Ballinadee. All are welcome.

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27TH May 2018
TRINITY SUNDAY
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amFirst Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of June. Usual calls to the housebound will be made during the week.Trinity Well
Rosary at Trinity Well, Rathclaren, this Sunday (Trinity Sunday) at 8.00 pm. All welcome.Altar Society
Meeting in sacristy on this Mon night, May 28th, at 9.00 pm.Procession Meeting
Sunday next is Corpus Christi. Meeting in the Parish House on Tuesday night at 8.00 pm to make arrangements for the procession. All welcome.Rosary
 Rosary before weekday Masses for the month of May
 The Legion of Mary will recite the rosary with hymns at the grotto on Monday, being the last Monday of May, at 8.30 pm. Please come along and join us.General Station
A General Station will be celebrated in Kilbrittain Church on next Wed week, 6th June at 8.00 for the Station Areas which have not hosted a Station this Spring. Spring Dues envelopes (white) are included in the box of offertory envelopes delivered at the end of last year.
● Ardacrow and Cloundereen
● Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knoppogue
● Barleyfield
● Burren
● Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen, Coolshinnaguh
● Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
● Coolmain and Granassig
● Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
● Farnagark and Lisheenaleen
● Garrendruig
● Granreigh and Glounavaud
● Knockbrown and Baurleigh
● Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor agus Beag)
● Ratharoon
● VillageThe Sacred Heart Novena will take place in Myross Wood from May 31st to June 8th, with two celebrations of Mass daily, at 10.00 am and 8.00 pm, and with a special Children’s liturgy at 4.00 pm on Family Day, Wednesday 6th June. All are welcome.Canon Bertie O’Mahony Golden Jubilee
Kilbrittain Parish will mark this milestone in the life of one of our most respected parishioners with a Mass and function on Fri June 8th. Everybody is welcome.+ + + +

Abortion Referendum
Exposing the Elephant in the Room


This is being written on Friday while votes are still being cast but the work of this day – win, lose or draw – cannot but change the nature of the entire game for the Irish Catholic Church. Even in the unlikely event that the ‘No’ prevails by a huge majority, this still leaves us with the reality that hundreds of thousands of Irish Catholics have on 25th May 2018 made themselves part of a force which has as its aim the committing of innumerable murders. And if the push of which they are part succeeds in legalising abortion, these brothers and sisters of ours in Christ will bear on their souls the black stains of murder piling up day after day, not just all the days of their future life but into eternity or until the killing in Ireland which they set in motion comes to an end in the hoped-for time when we become a civililized country again.

Nobody who votes ‘Yes’ today can plead ignorance before their Maker. For once, the Irish Church clearly and repeatedly asserted the message that voting for abortion was not an option for a Catholic, and did so in every one of the almost countless media of communication with which we are both blessed and bombarded each and every day.

So, who is a Catholic in Ireland tonight? Well, every baptised person still is and always will be. No matter what we do, we are always encouraged and welcome to worship as part of the community, both by being physically present and being present in spirit. As Catholics, we will always, in life and in death, be included in the prayers of the Church.

BUT the Irish Catholic Church cannot go on pretending that everybody who turns up for Mass on Sunday, everybody who brings a child for baptism or First Holy Communion, everybody who books a wedding in a Catholic Church is truly in Communion with the Faithful. The Church is catholic, meaning that it holds its truths to be universal and unchanging, and those who strive to live by those truths must be affirmed without fear for the consequences. What sets people like this apart isn’t that they are Saints but that they know, through accepting the Word of God and the teaching of the Church, that they are sinners and they acknowledge their need for the Sacrament of Penance.

Ah, the Sacrament of Penance. One view is that the events of this day began long years ago when some Catholics decided that they weren’t going to go through the embarrassment of confession any more and started to excuse their small sins. Then they started absolving themselves of big sins. Then they decided nothing they did could ever be a sin (but, of course, their neighbours were always sinning)!

I mentioned the existence of Hell last Sunday. I heard with satisfaction and amusement that, on the highways and byways, surprise was expressed by some at news of the reality of that place. I think that was like a GAA supporter asking if there really was such a place as Croke Park!

Fr Jerry


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3rd June 2018
CORPUS CHRISTI
Recently Deceased
Please remember in your prayers Mary Ellen O’Regan, Grannassig, who died during the week.Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amCorpus Christi Procession
Immediately after 10.30 Mass this Sunday. Eucharistic Adoration will follow until 8.00 pm. Thanks to those who have already committed themselves to keep watch with the Lord for part of the time. Please try to find time to adore the Lord in Exposition during the evening.Canon Bertie O’Mahony Golden Jubilee
Parish Assembly is looking forward to honouring Canon Bertie on this important occasion for both himself and for the parish. We will be welcoming his family members, past and present parishioners and clerical colleagues. Concelebrated Mass at 8.00 pm on next Friday evening, 8th June, with a get-together in the Parish Hall afterwards to which everybody is welcome. Donations of cakes and other confectionary would be welcome. Contact Judy Sexton 086-2901678 or Teresa Ahern 087-7411924.General Station
A General Station will be celebrated in Kilbrittain Church on next Wed week, 6th June at 8.00 for the Station Areas which have not hosted a Station this Spring. Spring Dues envelopes (white) are included in the box of offertory envelopes delivered at the end of last year.
● Ardacrow and Cloundereen
● Ballymore, Ballybeg and Knoppogue
● Barleyfield
● Burren
● Clashavanna, Shankiel, Ballinakeen, Coolshinnaguh
● Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
● Coolmain and Granassig
● Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane
● Farnagark and Lisheenaleen
● Garrendruig
● Granreigh and Glounavaud
● Knockbrown and Baurleigh
● Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor agus Beag)
● Ratharoon
● VillageThe Sacred Heart Novena will take place in Myross Wood from May 31st to June 8th, with two celebrations of Mass daily, at 10.00 am and 8.00 pm, and with a special Children’s liturgy at 4.00 pm on Family Day, Wednesday 6th June. All are welcome.Patsy’s Day Trip
Organised by Patsy Norton. Wed week, 13th June, leaving Kilbrittain at 8.30 am. Incl. Foynes Flying Boat Museum; Tea & Scones; Cruise on Lough Derg; Visit Birdhill, Ireland’s Tidiest Village 2017; Killaloe; Evening Meal in Corbett Court. €70 per person. Contact Patsy: 023-8849611 or 086-2355317.Children’s Mass
Next Sunday will be the last Children’s Mass before the Summer break.KILBRITTAIN GAA
Thanks to all those who entered and sponsored teams and sponsored tee-boxes in the Annual Golf Classic last weekend. A special thanks to O’Connor Coaches, the main sponsor.
Lotto 17 – 22 – 25 – 26
The lotto jackpot of €8,600 was not won. €40 winners were 0238849818, Donal Lombard, Jim Hurley, Mal & Alisha, Brendan Ahern. The jackpot for this weekend will be €8,800.Tea / Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney invite you to a tea/coffee evening on Wed 22nd June from 7.00 pm onwards in memory of their son, Justin. All proceeds to HEART (Heart Education & Research Trust) at Cork Regional Hospital. Please support this worthy cause.

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10th June 2018
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Recently Deceased
Please remember in your prayers Joseph Crowley, Kilbrittain , who died during the week.Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amPatsy’s Day Trip
Organised by Patsy Norton. Wed next,. 13th June, leaving Kilbrittain at 8.30 am. Incl. Foynes Flying Boat Museum; Tea & Scones; Cruise on Lough Derg; Visit Birdhill, Ireland’s Tidiest Village 2017; Killaloe; Evening Meal in Corbett Court. €70 per person. Contact Patsy: 023-8849611 or 086-2355317.Children’s Mass
This Sunday will be the last Children’s Mass before the Summer break.Ladies Group Annual Walk
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 11th @ 7.30 pm for our Annual Walk. The walk will be around the woods. Meet at the Hall beforehand. Light refreshments afterwards at Celina’s. Everyone welcome.Tea / Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney invite you to a tea/coffee evening on Fri 22nd June from 7.00 pm onwards in memory of their son, Justin. All proceeds to HEART (Heart Education & Research Trust) at Cork Regional Hospital. Please support this worthy cause.

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17th June 2018
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses During the Week
Monday 9.00 am
Tue: No Mass.
Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am
Rathclaren Mass
Annual Cemetery Mass in Rathclaren on Wed night next, 20th June, at 8.00 pmParish Hall AGM
Kilbrittain Parish Hall AGM on Tuesday night next, 19th June, at 9pm. All welcome.O’Mahony Clan Gathering
Sunday June 24th at Garranes Ringfort, Templemartin, commencing at 1.30 pm with a picnic at 3.00 pm. Everyone welcome. For more information: 023 8841492Tea / Coffee Evening
Brendan and May Kearney invite you to a tea/coffee evening on Fri 22nd June from 7.00 pm onwards in memory of their son, Justin. All proceeds to HEART (Heart Education & Research Trust) at Cork Regional Hospital. Please support this worthy cause.

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24th June 2018
FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
No Mass in Kilbrittain this week,
Monday to Saturday morning inclusive.
We extend a big welcome to our Celebrants for the next two weekends.
Saturday Vigil: Fr Bernard Cotter, Newcestown
Sunday: Canon John Kingston, Bandon
Kilbrittain Welfare Annual Sponsored Walk
This Sunday, 24th June, at 2pm from St. Patrick’s Church, in aid of West Cork Rapid Response “Jeep for Jason Fund”.
Route 8km. All Welcome.
O’Mahony Clan Gathering
Sunday June 24th at Garranes Ringfort, Templemartin, commencing at 1.30 pm with a picnic at 3.00 pm. Everyone welcome. For more information: 023 8841492

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1st July 2018
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
 

Mass During the Week

Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of July. Usual calls to the sick and housebound will me made during the week.
(I’m back on duty after my holiday on Monday 2nd July)

Priests for weekends of July 7/8 and July 14/15
Sat night 8.00: Fr Tom Hayes, Enniskeane
Sunday 10.30: Fr Jerry Cremin

Tractor Run AGM
Kilbrittain Autism Tractor Run will hold their AGM next Thursday, 5th July, in the Parish Hall at 8.00 pm.
All Welcome.

Church Cleaning Rota
New Rota for 1st July 2018 until 1st April 2019 is on display in the porches now and copies are available in the Sacristy. Also online at www.frcremin.com/rotas.html
Every new visitor to our church remarks on how well it is kept. We are very grateful to the many volunteers who dedicate so much time to achieve this level of perfection.


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8thJuly 2018
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
 

Mass During the Week

Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am


Lydia O’Mahony RIP

Today, Sun 8th July, is Lydia’s first anniversary. The Anniversary Mass will be the Vigil Mass on Sat 4th August at 8.00 pm
Joseph Crowley RIP
Joseph’s Month’s Mind Mass will be the Vigil Mass next Sat, 14th July,at 8.00 pm,

Rota of Priests for Kilbrittain July / Aug

July 7/8 & 14/15 – Sat: Fr Hayes; Sun: Fr Cremin
July 21/22 & 28/29 – Sat: Canon Kingston; Sun: Fr Cotter
Aug 4/5 & 11/12 – Sat: Fr Cotter; Sun: Fr O’Donovan
Aug 14/15 Assumption – Vigil: Fr Cremin (Cemetery Mass); Feast: Canon Kingston
Aug 18/19 – Sat & Sun: Fr Hayes
Aug 25/26 – Sat & Sun: Fr Cremin

Pope’s Mass Phoenix Park Aug 26th
Those who have booked a place in the Parish Pilgrimage will be contacted individually within a week or so with full details.

Historical Outing to Beal na Blath and Kilmurry Museum next Friday, 13th July, leaving Parish Hall at 6.30 pm. Contact the Historical Society for booking.

Parent and Toddler Group Fundraiser
The parent and toddler group have a fundraiser on the 29th of July in the Parish Hall after Mass until 1pm to raise funds for new toys and events throughout the coming term.

Day Trip to Spike Island
Tue 31st July. Bus leaving Kilbrittain at 9.00 am. Morning coffee and Evening Meal at the Viaduct Restaurant and free time to look around Cobh. €70 each. Contact Patsy Northridge023-8849611 or 086-2355317

Cancer Connect
A Pop-Up Shop will be open for one week, from July 30th to Aug 6th, to raise funds for the Cancer Connect Bus, which transports people the the hospital for their treatment, picking them up at their own homes and bringing them back to their own doors on their return. If you are cleaning out your attic or garage, we would appreciate anything you would wish to donate. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We will welcome all items, and the cause is good.
Contact: Eileen Hayes 087 2241039 or John McCarthy 086-8920089


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15th July 2018
15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Mass During the Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amNOTE: Currowrane Cemetery Mass
Owing to a clash of dates by Fr Cremin, the Mass will be on next Thursday evening at 8.00 instead of Wednesday. Please let outsiders know. My apologies for this. Rota of Priests for Kilbrittain July / Aug
July 7/8 & 14/15 – Sat: Fr Hayes; Sun: Fr Cremin
July 21/22 & 28/29 – Sat: Canon Kingston; Sun: Fr Cotter
Aug 4/5 & 11/12 – Sat: Fr Cotter; Sun: Fr O’Donovan
Aug 14/15 Assumption – Vigil: Fr Cremin (Cemetery Mass); Feast: Canon Kingston
Aug 18/19 – Sat & Sun: Fr Hayes
Aug 25/26 – Sat & Sun: Fr CreminPope’s Mass Phoenix Park Aug 26th
No word yet on the next stage of the process, which will involve contact all who have booked places on the Parish Pilgrimage, but we expect this to be implemented very shortly
Special Collection
Despite having an annual collection for the last three years and which is expected to continue for many years to come, funds are so short that an extra collection is being requested. This will be taken up as a second collection on the last weekend of the month – July 28th and 29th.Parent and Toddler Group Fundraiser
The parent and toddler group have a fundraiser on the 29th of July in the Parish Hall after Mass until 1pm to raise funds for new toys and events throughout the coming term.Day Trip to Spike Island
Tue 31st July. Bus leaving Kilbrittain at 9.00 am. Morning coffee and Evening Meal at the Viaduct Restaurant and free time to look around Cobh. €70 each. Contact Patsy Northridge023-8849611 or 086-2355317Cancer Connect
A Pop-Up Shop will be open for one week, from July 30th to Aug 6th in the Parish Hall, to raise funds for the Cancer Connect Bus, which transports people the the hospital for their treatment, picking them up at their own homes and bringing them back to their own doors on their return. If you are cleaning out your attic or garage, we would appreciate anything you would wish to donate. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We will welcome all items, and the cause is good.
Contact: Eileen Hayes 087 2241039 or John McCarthy 086-8920089

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22nd July 2018
16th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Mass During the Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am Rota of Priests for Kilbrittain July / Aug
July 7/8 & 14/15 – Sat: Fr Hayes; Sun: Fr Cremin
July 21/22 & 28/29 – Sat: Canon Kingston; Sun: Fr Cotter
Aug 4/5 & 11/12 – Sat: Fr Cotter; Sun: Fr O’Donovan
Aug 14/15 Assumption – Vigil: Fr Cremin (Cemetery Mass); Feast: Canon Kingston
Aug 18/19 – Sat & Sun: Fr Hayes
Aug 25/26 – Sat & Sun: Fr CreminPope’s Mass Phoenix Park Aug 26th
No word yet on the next stage of the process, which will involve contact all who have booked places on the Parish Pilgrimage, but we expect this to be implemented very shortly
Special Collection
Despite having an annual collection for the last three years and which is expected to continue for many years to come, funds are so short that an extra collection is being requested. This will be taken up as a second collection on the last weekend of the month – July 28th and 29th.KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Intermediate hurlers were drawn against Meelin in the third round of the championship.
Lotto 05 – 10 – 13 – 21
There was one winner of the €10,000 jackpot. Congratulations to Terry O’Regan on the win. €40 winners were Et/Kon, Finbar O’Brien, Jo Moloney, Joe O’Donoghue, Arthur O’Leary. The jackpot for this weekend will start at €2,000. The presentation and draw takes place in The Kilbrittain Inn.Parent and Toddler Group Fundraiser
The parent and toddler group have a fundraiser on the 29th of July in the Parish Hall after Mass until 1pm to raise funds for new toys and events throughout the coming term.Day Trip to Spike Island
Tue 31st July. Bus leaving Kilbrittain at 9.00 am. Morning coffee and Evening Meal at the Viaduct Restaurant and free time to look around Cobh. €70 each. Contact Patsy Northridge023-8849611 or 086-2355317Cancer Connect
A Pop-Up Shop will be open for one week, from July 30th to Aug 6th in the Parish Hall, to raise funds for the Cancer Connect Bus, which transports people the the hospital for their treatment, picking them up at their own homes and bringing them back to their own doors on their return. If you are cleaning out your attic or garage, we would appreciate anything you would wish to donate. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We will welcome all items, and the cause is good.
Contact: Eileen Hayes 087 2241039 or John McCarthy 086-8920089

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29th July 2018
17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Mass During the Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amFirst Friday
Next Friday. Usual calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.Kilbrittain Macra Na Feirme
Kilbrittain Macra are hosting a “Know your neighbour BBQ” and family fun evening this Sunday the 29th of July in Learys bar. Plenty food, fun and games for all ages and live music til late. Traditional music from half 5 and the “forget me nots” at 9. Everyone welcome. Rota of Priests for Kilbrittain July / Aug
July 7/8 & 14/15 – Sat: Fr Hayes; Sun: Fr Cremin
July 21/22 & 28/29 – Sat: Canon Kingston; Sun: Fr Cotter
Aug 4/5 & 11/12 – Sat: Fr Cotter; Sun: Fr O’Donovan
Aug 14/15 Assumption – Vigil: Fr Cremin (Cemetery Mass); Feast: Canon Kingston
Aug 18/19 – Sat & Sun: Fr Hayes
Aug 25/26 – Sat & Sun: Fr CreminPope’s Mass Phoenix Park Aug 26th
No word yet on the next stage of the process, which will involve contact all who have booked places on the Parish Pilgrimage, but we expect this to be implemented very shortly
Special Collection
Despite having an annual collection for the last three years and which is expected to continue for many years to come, funds are so short that an extra collection is being requested. This will be taken up as a second collection on the last weekend of the month – July 28th and 29th.Parent and Toddler Group Fundraiser
The parent and toddler group have a fundraiser on the 29th of July in the Parish Hall after Mass until 1pm to raise funds for new toys and events throughout the coming term.Day Trip to Spike Island
Tue 31st July. Bus leaving Kilbrittain at 9.00 am. Morning coffee and Evening Meal at the Viaduct Restaurant and free time to look around Cobh. €70 each. Contact Patsy Northridge023-8849611 or 086-2355317Cancer Connect
A Pop-Up Shop will be open for one week, from July 30th to Aug 6th in the Parish Hall, to raise funds for the Cancer Connect Bus, which transports people the the hospital for their treatment, picking them up at their own homes and bringing them back to their own doors on their return. If you are cleaning out your attic or garage, we would appreciate anything you would wish to donate. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We will welcome all items, and the cause is good.
Contact: Eileen Hayes 087 2241039 or John McCarthy 086-8920089Myross Wood Garden Fete
Fete will take place on Sunday, August 12th, from 2 pm – 5 pm. Admission free! Attractions include instrumental music and choral singing, exotic animals, beehive and dog show, various stalls with cakes, drinks, plants and books, tea rooms and draws. Donations of books, cakes, bottles, plants and bric-a-brac gratefully received! Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon.

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5th August 2018
18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Mass During the Week
Monday: BANK HOLIDAY 10.00 AM
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am Rota of Priests for Kilbrittain during Aug
Aug 11/12 – Sat: Fr Cotter; Sun: Fr O’Donovan
Aug 14/15 Assumption – Vigil: Fr Cremin (Cemetery Mass); Feast: Canon Kingston
Aug 18/19 – Sat & Sun: Fr Hayes
Aug 25/26 – Sat & Sun: Fr CreminCancer Connect
POP-UP SHOP UPDATE
Due to so many generous donations, the Pop-Up Shop in in the Parish Hall in aid of the Cancer Connect Bus will stay open until Wednesday next, 8th August. Get your bargains while there’s still time!
Thanks to all for your continued support.
Contact: Eileen Hayes 087 2241039 or John McCarthy 086-8920089Kilbrittain Underage GAA
The Kilbrittain Underage GAA Cul Camp is on next week from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th, 10.00am to 2.30pm each day in the village pitch. We have 127 kids taking part so it will be a busy week, but we expect to have lots of fun as well. Can motorists please be cautious when driving through the village at drop off and pick up times.Myross Wood Garden Fete
Fete will take place on Sunday, August 12th, from 2 pm – 5 pm. Admission free! Attractions include instrumental music and choral singing, exotic animals, beehive and dog show, various stalls with cakes, drinks, plants and books, tea rooms and draws. Donations of books, cakes, bottles, plants and bric-a-brac gratefully received! Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon.

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12th August 2018
19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Recently Deceased
Pray for Joan Ryan, 2 Castleview. Removal 7.00 Sun from Gabriel&O’Donovan’s, Bandon to Kilbrittain. Funeral Mass Mon at 12.00 noon. Burial in Kilbrittain.FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
VIGIL: Mass in Kilbrittain cemetery, weather permitting, at 8.00 pm on Tuesday.
FEAST: Mass 10.30 am.
ADORATION: NO ADORATION ON WED.Other Masses this Week
Monday: 9.00 am.
Tuesday: NO MORNING MASS
Thurs and Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amAugust Rota of Priests for Kilbrittain
Sat Aug 11th: Fr Cotter
Sun Aug 12th: Fr O’DonovanAug 14/15 Assumption Vigil: Fr Cremin (Cemetery Mass)
Feast: Fr CreminAug 18/19 – Sat & Sun: Fr HayesAug 25/26 – Sat & Sun: Fr Cremin“Travel back in time” History Tour
Kilbrittain Historical Society will host an evening trip with a guided tour from the Argideen and along the Strand road presented by Michael Larkin. This will include a number stops and discussion about some local points of interest along this route. Dept Kilbrittain hall 7.00 pm Wednesday 15th August by bus. To book your seat contact Triona 087 6689116. This is a complimentary trip from the Society, please bring hi-vis jacket. Limited seats available.
Myross Wood Garden Fete will take place on Sunday, August 12th, from 2 pm – 5 pm. Admission free! Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon.Cancer Connect Shop
It’s been a fantastic 10 days in the Parish Hall! Eileen, John and the rest of the team are thrilled with the response from you all! Cancer unfortunately has touched all our lives. Cancer Connect is a wonderful charity. There’s going to be one last hurrah next Monday when everything will be sold off. Everything must go! No reasonable offer will be refused. Let’s do this!Ring of Beara Tour
Wed 19th Aug. Bus leaving Kilbrittain at 8.30 am; Morning Coffee and Evening Meal in the West Lodge. Visiting Castletownbere, Allihies Copper Mine, Dursey Cable Car and Eyries. €65 pp.
Contact Patsy Northridge 023-8849611 / 086-2355317Pope’s Mass Phoenix Park Aug 26th
● Ticket Update
● Some details about the day
● Opening Mass in Cork Cathedral
● Invite to Representative Family
Tickets are expected to be issued this week. Plans to have tickets identified by name of holder have been dropped. The following was sent during the week to coach organisers, it my have information of value to travellers.As the coach organiser you will receive an email with tickets to print for each person travelling. We understand now that these will not be name specific but each person on each coach will need to have a printed ticket. These tickets will direct you to a colour coded route to walk to Phoenix Park and then into the corral designated to you for the Mass. Each person travelling may bring a fisherman’s chair or stool to give you a seat for the day (seating is not provided in Phoenix Park). If when you are dropped at the coach park you are on a Dublin bus route you may choose to use the bus to get you to the gates of the Phoenix Park – this bus travel is free on the day with your Papal Mass ticket. Please stress to your group that it will be a long day and travel in and out of Dublin will be slow due to the volume of people/vehicles expected. We believe priority on the roads will be given coaches. The time between leaving your coach parking area and your arrival into the Phoenix Park area designated to your group could be up to 2 hours. Coach stops en-route: some parishes have arranged for stops for food while travelling. We suggest food is pre-ordered so that it is ready for you when you arrive at the restaurant. This is to save time on your journey. No times for leaving Dublin can be given for this day due to the large number of people leaving the park at the same time and then all the vehicles leaving Dublin. It is estimated at present that the time for leaving coach parks is 7:00pm

Opening Ceremony for the World Meeting of Families taking place in our Diocese on Tuesday 21st August at 7:30pm in the Cathedral of Ss Mary and Anne, Cork. Please extend an invitation to all your parishioners to join in prayer on this day. Bishop John Buckley will preside and he has invited Mgr Aidan O’Driscoll to preach the homily.Family representatives
For this ceremony I am asking if your parish would nominate a family (parent/s & child/children; married couple etc…) to represent your parish and receive a WMOF candle on behalf of your parish which they will bring back to the parish church to be lit for the five days of the WMOF as you pray the WMOF prayer after Mass each day.
Please contact Fr Cremin if your family would be interested in representing us.

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19th August 2018
20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amSTATIONS
Bawnea and Clonbouige
— In the home of Frank and Peg O’Brien on Friday morning, Aug 31st at 11.00 am.
Ballycatten and Kilshinihan
— In the home of Teresa and Richard Barry on Saturday morning, Sept 1st at 11.00 am.

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26th August 2018
21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amSTATIONS
Bawnea and Clonbouige
— In the home of Frank and Peg O’Brien on Friday morning, Aug 31st at 11.00 am.
Ballycatten and Kilshinihan
— In the home of Teresa and Richard Barry on Saturday morning, Sept 1st at 11.00 am.Also:
BURREN Station fixed for Sat Oct 27th in the home of Liam and Helen Ryan
Would welcome commitments from other areas.Pro Life
Bandon Pro-Life group meeting on next Wed, 29th August at 800 pm in Bandon Parish Centre.
All welcome

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2nd September 2018
22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amYoung at Heart
Resumes on Thursday 20th September 2.30 to 4.30. All welcome. Contact Christine Chapman.Bereavement Information Evening
Anam Cara Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 5th September at 7:30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 4th September or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

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9th September 2018
23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amKilbrittain GAA
Ceremonial laying of the first block for the new dressing rooms this Sunday at 3.00 pm. All welcome.Ladies Group
Ladies Group meeting on Monday 10th at 8.30 pm in the hall. Guest speaker to speak on Recycling. New members most welcome.Historical Society
►Kilbrittain Historical Society hosting September trip with tour of Castle Salem, Rosscarbery guided by Tony McCarthy on Friday 14th September 2018. Bus leaving Kilbrittain Hall at 7.15pm. Cost €10 per person. To book a place contact Triona on 087 6689116
►Kilbrittain Historical Society is doing an article to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tuskar Rock 1968 air disaster. If anyone in the parish has links or interest in the topic please get in touch. Contact 087-2417325Ploughing Championships
Bus from Kilbrittain to the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday Sept. 19th. €25 per seat. Booking essential. Contact Steven 087 7106754
Cork Autism Conference 2018Re-Thinking Autism
A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900Young at Heart
Resumes on Thursday 20th September 2.30 to 4.30. All welcome. Contact Christine Chapman.

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16th September 2018
24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amUpcoming Stations
Fri 28th Sept, 8.00 pm Gerard and Chris Ahern, Granfeen
Sat 29th Sept 11.00 am Pat and Phil Deasy, Clashavanna
Sat 13th Oct 12.00 noon Neil and Niamh Mahony, Maulnaskimlehane
Fri 19th Oct 8.00 pm Liam and Helen Ryan, BurrenAdult Choir
The adult choir will return to Choir Practice on Wednesday night September 19th at 8 pm. New members very welcome.Folk Group
Recommencing practice next Tuesday 18th Sept at 8 pm. New members are very welcome.Knitting / Crochet
Resumes this Mon night and every Monday in Patsy’s kitchen. All welcome.St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
Meeting in Sacristy on Wednesday night, 19th of September, 8.00pm please pray for Vocations during Eucharist Devotions on Wed.Young at Heart
Resumes on Thursday 20th September 2.30 to 4.30. All welcome. Contact Christine Chapman.Historical Society
Kilbrittain Historical Society is doing an article to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tuskar Rock 1968 air disaster. If anyone in the parish has links or interest in the topic please get in touch. Contact 087-2417325Ladies Group
Cookery Demonstration by the Little Red Fish Shop in the hall on Monday 8th October in conjunction with Kilbrittain Ladies Group. All welcome.Foroige Registration Night
Kilbrittain Foroige Club returns after the summer break on Friday the 21st of September, at 9.30 pm, in the Parish Hall, with registration of existing and new members. As places are limited, we ask all those interested in joining the club for the coming year to attend on the night. A Parent/Guardian must attend on the night with your child. The membership fee of €30 per member or €40 per family will also be collected on the night. There is an increase in the fee for this year. This money goes directly to National HQ. So unfortunately is outside of our control.The club cannot function without the help of parents. Under new requirements of the Child Protection Laws, all helping parents must be Garda vetted. To facilitate this, we are asking parents to bring at least two forms (and ideally more) of strong photographic IDs, and separate proofs of address on the night. Strong IDs would include passports, photographic Public Services Card, credit card Drivers Licence and home utility bills. Other forms of ID (e.g. old style drivers licence, other letters confirming address) may also be acceptable if three or four forms are presented – we can check them against the National Vetting scoring system to see if the combination of ID’s is acceptable or not. Full details, including the scoring system and acceptable forms of ID, are available on the Kilbrittain Foroige Facebook page. Please ring or text Ted at 087/6329290 for further information or any query about suitable forms for vetting. If you were successfully vetted last year then you do not require to be vetted this year.Ploughing Championships
Bus from Kilbrittain to the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday Sept. 19th. €25 per seat. Booking essential. Contact Steven 087 7106754Cork Autism Conference 2018
Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900

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23rd September 2018
25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

Upcoming Stations

Fri 28th Sept, 8.00 pm for Granfeen in the home of Gerard and Chris Ahern
Sat 29th Sept 11.00 am for Clashavanna, Ballinakeen and Shankiel in the home of Pat and Phil Deasy
Sat 13th Oct 12.00 noon for Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulnaskinlehane and Maulmane in the home of
Neil and Niamh Mahony
Fri 19th Oct 8.00 pm for Burren in the home of Liam and Helen RyanKnitting / Crochet
This Mon night and every Monday in Patsy’s kitchen from 8.00 pm. All welcome.Ladies’ Club
Seafood Cooking Demonstration by Fredeaic Desormeaux chef of Mountain House, Ardfield in association with  Little Red Fish Co. Bandon in Kilbrittain Hall on Monday 8th October @ 8 pm.  Admission 15 Euro. Refreshments included.  Raffle.  Hosted by Kilbrittain Ladies Club..Ploughing Championships
Jubilation in Kilbrittain Ploughing Association Branch. Rachel Lynch is crowned National Queen of the Plough and Ann Nyhan of Ballinspittle takes 2nd Overall in the Novice Competition. Congratulations to you both on this proud occasion for both villages. There will be a celebration in Josephine’s on next Saturday night, Sept 29th, at 8.30 pm to which everybody is invited.Rural Link
Recently Eileen Hayes proudly presented a cheque for €6,500 to David O’Brien of Cancer Connect West Cork (which is administered by West Cork Rural Transport). This was the proceeds of the amazing Pop Up Shop which ran for a couple of weeks in early August. Also present were Jack McNulty, Julie Harrington, Gus O’Brien, Con McCarthy, (West Cork Rural Transport) John McCarthy, Corinne Domoney, John Butler, Lucy Butler, Kieran Butler, Eugene Fallon, Mary Hayes and Annette Hickey. We are very thankful to you the community who made this happen. A cheque for €500 was also presented to Kilbrittain Tidy Towns for which we are very grateful. Thanks also to Celina Crowley of Celina’s Cafe for the use of her lovely cafe for this eventCork Autism Conference 2018
Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900

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30th September 2018
26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Rosary will be recited before weekday Masses during the month of October.
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amFirst Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of October. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.Upcoming Stations
Sat 13th Oct 12.00 noon for Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulmane and Maulnaskimlehane
Neil and Niamh Mahony
Fri 19th Oct 8.00 pm for Burren Liam and Helen RyanChildren’s Mass
The first Children’s liturgy and catechesis of the season will be in two weeks’ time, Sunday October 14th for ages up to Second Class.Ladies’ Club
Seafood Cooking Demonstration by Fredeaic Desormeaux chef of Mountain House, Ardfield in association with Little Red Fish Co. Bandon in Kilbrittain Hall on Monday 8th October @ 8 pm. Admission 15 Euro. Refreshments included. Raffle. Hosted by Kilbrittain Ladies Club.Kilbrittain Foroige
The Club is back up and running for the coming year. The membership is all but full, just a reminder that the final deadline for Affiliations is Friday next the 5th of October for existing and new members from 2nd year upBridge Lessons
Coolfadda Bridge Clue beginners Bridge Lesson commence on 8th Oct in Munster Arms Hotel at 8.00 pm. 087-1349495KILBRITTAIN GAA
The Cork clubs draw is now up for renewal. Existing members will be contacted in the coming weeks and new members are always welcome. It is easier than ever to join online through the corkgaa website. Tickets are €100 with €45 from every ticket coming directly back to the club. By paying in full, you are entered into each of the 12 monthly draws for fantastic cash and voucher prizes. Contact Oliver O’Brien 0863855059 for more detail.
Lotto 01 – 15 – 20 – 30
The lotto jackpot of €3,800 was not won. €40 winners were Darragh Healy, Therese McCarthy, Den Donovan, Donal Desmond, David Brennan. The jackpot for this weekend will be €4,000.Kilbrittain .org
This official parish website has been rebuilt and updated. Bulletin, vast historical information and some posts online with more pages to come.Knitting / Crochet
This Mon night and every Monday in Patsy’s kitchen from 8.00 pm. All welcome.Cork Autism Conference 2018
Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900

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7th October 2018
27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Rosary will be recited before weekday Masses during the month of October.
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amChildren’s Mass
Children’s liturgy at 10.30 Mass next Sunday with catechesis in the Parochial House.Stations
Sat next,13th Oct, at 12.00 noon for Cripple Hill, Kielnamoul, Maulmane and Maulnaskimlehane
Neil and Niamh Mahony
Fri 19th Oct 8.00 pm for Burren Liam and Helen Ryan
After discussion at Parish Assembly meeting it was decided to assure parishioners, in an effort to encourage wider takeup of Stations, that a simple fare like tea and scones is sufficient hospitality.Dues Envelopes
It had been getting difficult for many of the regular distributors to find time to commit themselves four times a year to distributing the brown envelopes for support of the priest: Spring and Autumn Dues and Christmas and Easter Offerings. In response, these have been replaced by four white envelopes in the yearly box delivered for 2018. So far, fewer of these have been returned than in the previous system. Some people may not have realised what their function was.Do This In Memory
This Sunday we welcome the present class of First Holy Communion candidates as a group. We will be privileged to join with them and their parents in promising to help their preparation.Ladies’ Club
Seafood Cooking Demonstration by Fredeaic Desormeaux chef of Mountain House, Ardfield in association with Little Red Fish Co. Bandon in Kilbrittain Parish Hall on this Monday, 8th October, at 8 pm. Admission 15 Euro. Refreshments included. Raffle. Hosted by Kilbrittain Ladies Club.Scouts: Clothes Collection
Kilbrittain Scout Troop are having a clothes collection in the Parish Hall next Saturday, 13th Oct, 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. Men’s. Women’s and Children’s clothing, Curtains,Towels and other household textiles, Soft Toys, Shoes, Handbags, Belts. Unfortunately cannot accept: Wet or Dirty clothes, Mats, Carpets, Duvets, Pillows, Laptops or Mobile phones.St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
Coffee morning on Sunday 28th October, in Parish Hall, after 10.30am Mass

Sunday Readers’ Rota

Rota up to March 2019 now available for collection in the sacristy and on display in porches. Can also be accessed and printed from kilbrittain.orgKilbrittain Foroige
Kilbrittain Foroige are taking part for the second year in The Focus Ireland Shine a Light Campaign. This year on October the 12th , Kilbrittain Foroige Club will be sleeping out to highlight the issues surrounding Homelessness in Ireland. Focus Ireland in 2017 through their Family Team supported 1,033 families. 387 families were helped out of Homelessness and into homes. Focus Ireland supported 14,500 people who were homeless or at risk in 2017. Dick White of Focus Ireland spoke to our members recently and said €4 in every €10 has to be raised in communities like Kilbrittain. He told the members they were a brilliant group to undertake this project but the day after they return to their homes and comfortable beds but those experiencing Homelessness have to repeat the cycle night after night, day after day. Please lend your support by sponsoring our journey. Donations can be made through donation buckets in The Post Office, The Amber Bar, The Kilbrittain Inn or Co Op. You can also donate to any Foroige Member using their Sponsorship Cards. Or pop in The Parish Hall during The Overnight itself between 9 pm on the 12th October and 8 am on the 13th .Your support would be greatly appreciated. You can also donate online via the link below. https://shinealightc.everydayhero.com/ie/kilbrittain-foroige-shine-a-lightOpen Evening at St Brogan’s
St. Brogan’s College, Bandon. For all sixth class Primary students and parents. Thursday 11th October 2018. 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Principal’s Address at 8.00 p.mBridge Lessons
Coolfadda Bridge Clue beginners Bridge Lesson commence on 8th Oct in Munster Arms Hotel at 8.00 pm. 087-1349495Kilbrittain .org
For anyone who has an interest in Kilbrittain Parish, the new website kilbrittain.org is pretty well complete now. Current Bulletin;Information and documentation on Sacraments of Baptism and Marriage and application forms which can be submitted online; All rotas – Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Church Cleaners, Altar Servers; Very comprehensive history pages; First (experimental) photo album with events from 2013-2015Cork Autism Conference 2018
Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900

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14th October 2018
27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Masses this Week
Rosary will be recited before weekday Masses during the month of October.
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday: NO MASS
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 amChildren’s Mass
Children’s liturgy at 10.30 Mass this Sunday for children up to 3rd Class with catechesis in the Parochial House.Stations
Fri next, 19th Oct at 8.00 pm for Burren Liam and Helen Ryan
Dues EnvelopesIt had been getting difficult for many of the regular distributors to find time to commit themselves four times a year to distributing the brown envelopes for support of the priest: Spring and Autumn Dues and Christmas and Easter Offerings. In response, these have been replaced by four white envelopes in the yearly box delivered for 2018. So far, fewer of these have been returned than in the previous system. Some people may not have realised what their function was. St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
>Monthly meeting on next Wed night at 8.00 pm in the sacristy. Consider giving some of all of the final hour of Eucharistic Devotion on Wed to praying for vocations.
>Coffee morning on Sunday 28th October, in Parish Hall, after 10.30 am MassKILBRITTAIN GAA
The under-age AGM will be held in the meeting rooms of the Parish Hall on Wednesday 24th October at 8pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Lotto: 25 – 26 – 27 – 31
The lotto Jackpot was €4,200. There was no winner. €40 winners were Pat McCarthy, Lar Sexton, Mary Anne Coughlan, John Dollard, Dan Collins. Jackpot for this weekend will be €4,400.Knock: All Night Vigil of Atonement
Dec 7th & 8th. Packaged Bus Trip to Knock departing on Friday 7th December and returning Saturday 8th. €60 per person includes bus, lunch on route, breakfast on return journey. For Bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 / 087-6167835 or email cormac@oconnorbushire.comAnam Cara National Bag Pack 2018
Anam Cara is committed to continue offering all our services at no charge to bereaved parents and families throughout Ireland. Anam Cara’s main fundraising event for 2018 is our national bag pack, once again in conjunction with Dunnes Stores.We are looking for some supportive volunteers who would consider helping us for a couple of hours on Saturday 17th November at Dunnes Stores, Bishopstown between 10am – 6pm. While bag packing may not be the most exciting venture in the world, the income raised on these days helps us to keep our services up and running for those suffering the ultimate loss.If you are interested in helping out, please email Pam at p.gaffney@anamcara.ie.

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29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
— MISSION SUNDAY —

Masses this Week
Rosary will be recited before weekday Masses during the month of October.
Morning Mass only on MONDAY 9.00 am and
SATURDAY 10.00 am
this week.

Priest 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.

St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
Coffee morning on Sunday next 28th October, in Parish Hall, after 10.30 am Mass

Scrap Collection
In aid of Kilbrittain Community Centre. Through the month of November metal may by dropped to rear of Community Grounds; larger items can be collected if necessary. Further details, phone Vincent 087-8122056 or Kieran 087-6310276

History Talk
Next Tue night, 23rd October, at 8.00 pm in the Parish Hall a talk on ‘Cork and the Great War’ by Gerry White. All welcome.

Festival AGM
Kilbrittain Festival are holding their AGM in the Parish Hall on Thursday 25th October at 8.30pm. All are welcome especially new members.

Halloween Bingo
Bingo in aid of Tidy Towns on Tue week, 30th October at 8.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Knock: All Night Vigil of Atonement
Dec 7th & 8th. Packaged Bus Trip to Knock departing on Friday 7th December and returning Saturday 8th. €60 per person includes bus, lunch on route, breakfast on return journey. For Bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 / 087-6167835 or email cormac@oconnorbushire.com


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28th October 2018
30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Feast of All Saints Thursday next, November 1st
Vigil Mass Wed night 8.00 pm
Mass Thursday 10.30 am

Novena for the Holy Souls
Beginning on Fri next, 2nd Nov.
Masses Friday 9.00 am and 8.00 pm
Novena Masses the following week,
Mon Nov 6th to Fri 9th,, at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm each day.
Mass for the Bereaved on Fri week, Nov 9th , at 8.00 pm.
Novena finishes on Sat 10th.
Envelopes for Novena Offerings are available in the porches

Other Masses This Week
Monday (BANK HOLIDAY) 10 am
Wed morning, 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am.

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday of November. Calls to the sick and housebound will be made during the week.

Old Time
Clocks go back one hour this Saturday night.

Kilbrittain/Timoleague Camogie
Congratulations to the under 12 team who beat Enniskeane in the West Cork final last weekend. Well done to all involved.
Best wishes to the minors who are competing in the Minor C county final, which has been postponed from this Monday until next weekend. Date and time to be confirmed.

Foroige News.
On Friday the 12th of October 24 members with leaders took part in this year’s Shine a Light Night in aid of Focus Ireland. The members got an insight into what it was like to be out of their comfort zones and spend one night away from their home comforts. All moneys raised will go to Focus Ireland. Donations can still be made to members or via the collection buckets in the local businesses. Many thanks for your support in this worthwhile venture. Also on that night the election of officers for the coming year took place. The following were elected Chairperson: Shannon Ahern, Vice Chair, Katie Murphy. Secretary: Seamus O Sullivan, Assistant, Maebh Ryan. Treasurer: Olivia Tuthill, Assistant, Eoghan Hayes. PRO: Conor Hogan, Assistant, Julie Sheehy. We wish them well in the year ahead. On Friday night our members did Pumpkin Carving and the Scary Spooky results are on display outside The Parish Hall.

St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
Coffee morning on this Sunday, 28th October, in Parish Hall, after 10.30 am Mass

November Envelopes
For offering for Novena for the Holy Soul are available in the porches from today.

Irish Catholic
Price increase of 20c to €2.00 from next Sunday

Pro-Life Talk
Dr John Magee and Angela Magee of the Salisbury Pregnancy Advice Centre UK will be speaking at the Munster Arms, Bandon, on Fri week, Nov 9th at 7.30 pm, hosted by Bandon Pro-Life

Scrap Collection
In aid of Kilbrittain Community Centre. Through the month of November metal may by dropped to rear of Community Grounds; larger items can be collected if necessary. Further details, phone Vincent 087-8122056 or Kieran 087-6310276Halloween BingoBingo in aid of Tidy Towns on Tue next, 30th October at 8.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Knock: All Night Vigil of Atonement
Dec 7th & 8th. Packaged Bus Trip to Knock departing on Friday 7th December and returning Saturday 8th. €60 per person includes bus, lunch on route, breakfast on return journey. For Bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 / 087-6167835 or email cormac@oconnorbushire.com

Children’s Choir
Practice resumes on Wed week, 7th November at 7.00 pm. Boys and girls from 1st to 6th Class are welcome to join us in Kilbrittain church. For any questions contact Colette Bergin. Spread the word!


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4th November 2018
31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Novena for the Holy Souls
Masses Monday to Fri (including Tuesday) at 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Novena finishes on Sat 10th.
Envelopes for Novena Offerings are available in the porches

Mass for the Bereaved
Those who were bereaved during the last twelve months are especially welcome to the Friday night Mass this week.

Station
For Farnagark, Lisheenaleen, Rathclaren in the home of Willie and Ann McCarthy on Friday week, Nov 16th, at 8,00 pm.

St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Soc wish to thank all those who supported the Coffee Morning. We got€590 for the education of Young Priests. Thanks to those who were a wonderful help on the day. Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Irish Catholic
Price increase of 20c to €2.00 from today

Children’s Choir
Practice resumes on Thursday week, 8th November at 7.00 pm. Boys and girls from 1st to 6th Class are welcome to join us in Kilbrittain church. For any questions contact Colette Bergin. Spread the word! Note change of day from Wed to Thursday.

Remembrance Tree
Ribbons are available in shops now for the traditional Christmas Remembrance Tree in the Grotto

St Vincent de Paul
If you or somebody you know need help now or leading up to Christmas please write a short note and send it in to the St Vincent de Paul shop, Weir St, Bandon on or before 16th November.
Also a reminder that our annual collection will be taken up at the Masses of December 8th and 9th 2018

Pro-Life Talk
Dr John Magee and Angela Magee of the Salisbury Pregnancy Advice Centre UK will be speaking at the Munster Arms, Bandon, on Fri next, Nov 9th at 7.30 pm, hosted by Bandon Pro-Life

Scrap Collection
In aid of Kilbrittain Community Centre. Through the month of November metal may by dropped to rear of Community Grounds; larger items can be collected if necessary. Further details, phone Vincent 087-8122056 or Kieran 087-6310276

Knock: All Night Vigil of Atonement
Dec 7th & 8th. Packaged Bus Trip to Knock departing on Friday 7th December and returning Saturday 8th. €60 per person includes bus, lunch on route, breakfast on return journey. For Bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 / 087-6167835 or email cormac@oconnorbushire.com
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Indulgences which may be gained this week.
The faithful 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) and 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.
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.

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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11th November 2018
32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday; NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Station
For Farnagark, Lisheenaleen, Rathclaren in the home of Wllie and Ann McCarthy on Friday next, Nov 16th, at 8,00 pm.

Ladies’ Club
Ladies’ club meeting on Monday next, 12th November @ 8.30 pm in the Hall. Guest speaker is Olive Coleman of Cork Genealogical Society. Everyone welcome.

Kilbrittain / Timoleague Camogie
Best wishes to Kilbrittain/Timoleague minor camogie team in the county final V Sliabh Rua. Match to be played on Sunday 11th Nov at 11.30am in Castle Road, Camogie grounds, Cork. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Children’s Choir
Practice on Thursdays at 7.00 pm. Boys and girls from 1st to 6th Class are welcome to join us in Kilbrittain church. For any questions contact Colette Bergin. Spread the word!

Remembrance Tree
Ribbons are available in the Post Office and the Creamery now for the traditional Christmas Remembrance Tree in the Grotto

Scrap Collection
In aid of Kilbrittain Community Centre. Through the month of November metal may by dropped to rear of Community Grounds; larger items can be collected if necessary. Further details, phone Vincent 087-8122056 or Kieran 087-6310276

Knock: All Night Vigil of Atonement
Dec 7th & 8th. Packaged Bus Trip to Knock departing on Friday 7th December and returning Saturday 8th. €60 per person includes bus, lunch on route, breakfast on return journey. For Bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 / 087-6167835 or email cormac@oconnorbushire.com

Eucharistic Adoration Wilton
The annual Black Friday shopping frenzy is approaching. St Joseph’s Church SMA Wilton, are having a day of Eucharistic Adoration on Black Friday 23rd November 2018 and would like to invite people and adorers from all parishes to join them in prayer at some stage during the day from 8.30am to 11.00pm. Come for as long as you like, leave when you want


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18th November 2018
33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday; NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Station
For Farnagark, Lisheenaleen, Rathclaren in the home of Willie and Ann McCarthy on Friday next, Nov 23rd (postponed from last Friday as a mark of respect to the late Maurice McCarthy), at 8,00 pm.

Children’s Choir
Practice on Thursdays at 7.00 pm. Boys and girls from 1st to 6th Class are welcome to join us in Kilbrittain church. For any questions contact Colette Bergin. Spread the word!

Remembrance Tree
Ribbons are available in the Post Office and the Creamery now for the traditional Christmas Remembrance Tree in the Grotto

St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
Monthly meeting in Sacristy on Wednesday 21st. Nov at 8.00pm. Pray for Vocations during Eucharistic Adoration before meeting if possible .

Rathclaren Carol Service
Sunday next, 25th November at 7.30 pm. All parishioners are cordially invited to participate.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The club AGM has been deferred until Sunday 25th November at 2pm. All are welcome.
Lotto 02 – 10 – 12 – 30
The Lotto Jackpot of €5,200 was not won. The €40 winners were B.H., Mary P O’Brien, 8849818, Clodagh Ahern, Denis & Mgt Collins. The jackpot for next weekend will be €5,400.

Underage GAA Cake Sale
Sunday 2nd December after Mass in Parish Hall. Cake Sale, Coffee Morning, Raffle. Donations of cakes welcome.

Christmas Lights Bingo
Hosted by Kilbrittain Tidy Towns on Sun 9th December at 3.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Scrap Collection
In aid of Kilbrittain Community Centre. Through the month of November metal may by dropped to rear of Community Grounds; larger items can be collected if necessary. Further details, phone Vincent 087-8122056 or Kieran 087-6310276

Knock: All Night Vigil of Atonement
Dec 7th & 8th. Packaged Bus Trip to Knock departing on Friday 7th December and returning Saturday 8th. €60 per person includes bus, lunch on route, breakfast on return journey. For Bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 / 087-6167835 or email cormac@oconnorbushire.com

Eucharistic Adoration Wilton
The annual Black Friday shopping frenzy is approaching. St Joseph’s Church SMA Wilton, are having a day of Eucharistic Adoration on Black Friday 23rd November 2018 and would like to invite people and adorers from all parishes to join them in prayer at some stage during the day from 8.30am to 11.00pm. Come for as long as you like, leave when you want


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18th November 2018
33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday; NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

Station
For Farnagark, Lisheenaleen, Rathclaren in the home of Willie and Ann McCarthy on Friday next, Nov 23rd (postponed from last Friday as a mark of respect to the late Maurice McCarthy), at 8,00 pm.

Children’s Choir
Practice on Thursdays at 7.00 pm. Boys and girls from 1st to 6th Class are welcome to join us in Kilbrittain church. For any questions contact Colette Bergin. Spread the word!

Remembrance Tree
Ribbons are available in the Post Office and the Creamery now for the traditional Christmas Remembrance Tree in the Grotto

St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
Monthly meeting in Sacristy on Wednesday 21st. Nov at 8.00pm. Pray for Vocations during Eucharistic Adoration before meeting if possible .

Rathclaren Carol Service
Sunday next, 25th November at 7.30 pm. All parishioners are cordially invited to participate.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The club AGM has been deferred until Sunday 25th November at 2pm. All are welcome.
Lotto 02 – 10 – 12 – 30
The Lotto Jackpot of €5,200 was not won. The €40 winners were B.H., Mary P O’Brien, 8849818, Clodagh Ahern, Denis & Mgt Collins. The jackpot for next weekend will be €5,400.

Underage GAA Cake Sale
Sunday 2nd December after Mass in Parish Hall. Cake Sale, Coffee Morning, Raffle. Donations of cakes welcome.

Christmas Lights Bingo
Hosted by Kilbrittain Tidy Towns on Sun 9th December at 3.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Scrap Collection
In aid of Kilbrittain Community Centre. Through the month of November metal may by dropped to rear of Community Grounds; larger items can be collected if necessary. Further details, phone Vincent 087-8122056 or Kieran 087-6310276

Knock: All Night Vigil of Atonement
Dec 7th & 8th. Packaged Bus Trip to Knock departing on Friday 7th December and returning Saturday 8th. €60 per person includes bus, lunch on route, breakfast on return journey. For Bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 / 087-6167835 or email cormac@oconnorbushire.com

Eucharistic Adoration Wilton
The annual Black Friday shopping frenzy is approaching. St Joseph’s Church SMA Wilton, are having a day of Eucharistic Adoration on Black Friday 23rd November 2018 and would like to invite people and adorers from all parishes to join them in prayer at some stage during the day from 8.30am to 11.00pm. Come for as long as you like, leave when you want


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25th November 2018
34th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday; NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday: 10.00 am

General Station
A General Station will be celebrated in Kilbrittain Church on next Monday week, 3rd December at 8.00 for the Station Areas which have not hosted a Station this Spring. Spring Dues envelopes (white) are included in the box of offertory envelopes delivered at the end of last year. Thanks to those who have handed them in already.
Ardacrow and Cloundereen
Ballymore, Ballybeg, Knopogue
Barleyfield
Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
Coolmain and Granassig
Garrendruig
Glenduff
Granreigh and Glounavaud
Knockbrown and Baurleigh
Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor agus Beag)
Ratharoon
Village

Children’s Mass
Monthly Mass with children’s liturgy and catechesis next Sunday 2nd Dec.

Children’s Choir
Practice on Thursdays at 7.00 pm. Boys and girls from 1st to 6th Class are welcome to join us in Kilbrittain church. For any questions contact Colette Bergin. Spread the word!

Rathclaren Carol Service
This Sunday, 25th November at 7.30 pm. All parishioners are cordially invited to participate.

Vincent de Paul Society
Our annual collection will be taken up at the Masses of Dec 8th and 9th. This is a worthy cause and your ongoing generosity every year at this time is greatly appreciated.

Ladies Club
Christmas Party on Friday 30th at 7 pm in Courtmacsherry Hotel.

Kilbrittain Underage
We are holding a coffee morning/cake sale on Sunday 2nd December in Kilbrittain Parish Hall after Mass. We will have a raffle and an Auction for a fabulous Christmas hamper (including a turkey). Great morning of craic assured. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Remembrance Tree
Ribbons are available in the Post Office and the Creamery now for the traditional Christmas Remembrance Tree in the Grotto

History Journal Launch
Kilbrittain Historical Society are launching this years Kilbrittain Historical Journal: Articles & Records From The Past 2018/19 Volume 4. The launch takes place next Saturday 1st of December in the Parish Hall at 8.45pm directly after Mass. David Cowhig, son of the late Michael Joe Cowhig, Burren killed in the Tuskar Rock Air Tragedy, is launching the Journal. The book has many articles of local interest including an article on the rare stained glass of St. Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain. Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards. Everyone is welcome for what should be an enjoyable night.

Christmas Lights Bingo
Hosted by Kilbrittain Tidy Towns on Sun 9th December at 3.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Don’t forget the AGM will be held on this Sunday afternoon at 2pm in the Community Hall.
Lotto 12 – 14 – 21 – 24
The lotto Jackpot of €5,400 was not won. €40 winners were Kieran Madden, Ml & Mgt Quinlan, John Burke, Finbar Sheehy, Pat Murphy. The jackpot for next weekend will be €5,600.

Scrap Collection In aid of Kilbrittain Community Centre.
Through the month of November metal may by dropped to rear of Community Grounds; larger items can be collected if necessary. Further details, phone Vincent 087-8122056 or Kieran 087-6310276

Knock: All Night Vigil of Atonement
Dec 7th & 8th. Packaged Bus Trip to Knock departing on Friday 7th December and returning Saturday 8th. €60 per person includes bus, lunch on route, breakfast on return journey. For Bookings call Cormac O’Connor 023-8849196 / 087-6167835 or email cormac@oconnorbushire.com

 


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2nd December 2018
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Next Saturday, 8th December.
Vigil Mass Fri 8.00 pm. Mass of the Feast on Saturday at 10.30 am.

Other Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday; NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am

Children’s Mass
Monthly Mass with children’s liturgy and catechesis this Sunday 2nd Dec.

General Station
A General Station will be celebrated in Kilbrittain Church on this Monday, 3rd December at 8.00 for the Station Areas which have not hosted a Station this Spring. Spring Dues envelopes (white) are included in the box of offertory envelopes delivered at the end of last year. Thanks to those who have handed them in already.
Ardacrow and Cloundereen
Ballymore, Ballybeg, Knopogue
Barleyfield
Clashreagh, Killeens, Knockanroe, Hackettstown, Ballydonis and Currowrane
Coolmain and Granassig
Garrendruig
Glenduff
Granreigh and Glounavaud
Knockbrown and Baurleigh
Maryboro (Cloncalla Mor agus Beag)
Ratharoon
Village

Children’s Choir
Practice on Thursdays at 7.00 pm. Boys and girls from 1st to 6th Class are welcome to join us in Kilbrittain church. For any questions contact Colette Bergin. Spread the word!

Carol Service
Kilbirittain Church, Sunday Dec 16th at 800 pm

Ministers of the Word
New rota now available in sacristy. Comes into force Dec 22nd. Will be online from Dec 17th

Vincent de Paul Society
Our annual collection will be taken up at the Masses of Dec 8th and 9th. This is a worthy cause and your ongoing generosity every year at this time is greatly appreciated.

Kilbrittain Underage
We are holding a coffee morning/cake sale on this Sunday, 2nd December, in Kilbrittain Parish Hall after Mass. We will have a raffle and an Auction for a fabulous Christmas hamper (including a turkey). Great morning of craic assured. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Remembrance Tree
Ribbons are available in the Post Office and the Creamery now for the traditional Christmas Remembrance Tree in the Grotto. Tree will be blessed and Village Christmas Lights switched on immediately after Vigil Mass next Sat, 8th Dec.

History Journal Launch
Kilbrittain Historical Society are launching this year’s Kilbrittain Historical Journal: Articles & Records From The Past 2018/19 Volume 4. The launch takes place this Saturday 1st of December in the Parish Hall at 8.45pm directly after Mass. David Cowhig, son of the late Michael Joe Cowhig, Burren killed in the Tuskar Rock Air Tragedy, is launching the Journal. The book has many articles of local interest including an article on the rare stained glass of St. Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain. Refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards. Everyone is welcome for what should be an enjoyable night.

Christmas Lights Bingo
Hosted by Kilbrittain Tidy Towns on Sun 9th December at 3.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Don’t forget the AGM will be held on this Sunday afternoon at 2pm in the Parish Hall.
Lotto 14 – 16 – 17 – 32
The €5,600 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were David Desmond, Diane & Emmet Quinlan, Dan & Mgt Collins, Fehilly Family, Con Healy. Jackpot for this weekend will be €5,800

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Retreat.
Retreat to Moyross Woods Sunday 16th December 2.30 pm. There is no bus being run this year.

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9th December 2018
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday; NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am

Carol Service
St Patrick’s Church, next Sunday, Dec 16th, at 7.00 pm

Bambinelli Sunday
Bring the figure of the Baby Jesus for your crib to Mass on next Saturday night or Sunday to have it blessed. This tradition was started by Pope Francis. After the blessing take it home and gift-wrap it until Christmas Eve. (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.) Let it be the first Christmas gift you unwrap before putting it in the crib.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Our annual collection will be taken up at the Masses of Dec 8th and 9th. This is a worthy cause and your ongoing generosity every year at this time is greatly appreciated.

Remembrance Tree
Tree will be blessed and Village Christmas Lights switched on immediately after Vigil Mass this Sat, 8th Dec.

Christmas Lights Bingo
Hosted by Kilbrittain Tidy Towns on this Sun 9th December at 3.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Retreat.
Retreat to Moyross Woods Sunday next, 16th December 2.30 pm. There is no bus being run this year.

SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES
Envelopes are available from this weekend for distribution to the Station Areas. I am very grateful to those who volunteer to distribute offering envelopes to their neighbours. Each offertory box now comes bundled with brown envelopes for Spring Dues, Easter Offerings, Autumn Dues, November Offerings and Christmas Offerings. Distributors are also asked to take Parish Calendars to each house.
Labelled boxes are being delivered to all who have put their names on an offertory envelope, or envelopes, within the past three years. This means we can associate a box number with a particular person or family. We also get envelopes back where the donor hasn’t supplied a name to associate with a number. We are grateful for these anonymous donations as well and, of course, for the money put in the collection basket without using an envelope.
There is a good supply of unallocated boxes available in the porches. If you would like to use the numbered envelopes anonymously please take a box. If you would like to be included among the registered donors, write your name and address on one envelope at least during the year and that number will be allocated to you for the foreseeable future.
Every envelope received, whether identifiable or anonymous, is entered by number and amount by Fr Cremin alone. Collectors write the amount on each envelope as it is opened and the envelopes are then used by Fr Cremin to enter the amount corresponding to each envelope number each week in a database. Only Fr Cremin has control of the list which identifies which name is associated with any envelope number.
Because most of the envelopes given out don’t come back, and because of the cost of envelopes, we have been scaling back the quantities ordered each year and this year our order was for 450. This means that people who had envelope numbers greater than 450 have been allocated new numbers, taken from unused numbers down the list. Be assured that these numbers have never been allocated to anybody else, eliminating the danger of your donation being wrongly attributed.

BETHLEHEM PEACE LIGHT
Each Christmas our local Scouts bring us the Bethlehem Peace Light. What is the Peace Light? In early December each year, a candle is lit in the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem. This flame is taken by Palestinian and Israeli Scouts to Tel Aviv Airport where is flown to Austria. From Vienna, Scouts transport it across Europe and beyond. In the week before Christmas, there will be Light distribution services across Ireland.
Our Scouts are taking part is this as usual and they will bring the flame to Kilbrittain for the Vigil Mass on Sat 22nd December. This year the Scouts have acquired mini lanterns for use of those who would like to take the flame to their homes. They are being made available at cost – €5 – and samples can be seen on the side altar this weekend. We have 20 available and more can be ordered if we are approached early enough.

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. We have copied this tradition for the last two years in Kilbrittain.


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16th December 2018
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Gaudete Sunday

Masses This Week
Monday: 9.00 am
Tuesday; NO MASS
Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am

Carol Service
St Patrick’s Church, this Sunday, Dec 16th, at 7.00 pm
Refreshments in the Parish Hall afterwards.
Donations of confectionary would be much appreciated.

Bambinelli Sunday
Today we bless the figures of the Baby Jesus before they are put into our cribs at home and in the church.

Penance Services
TIMOLEAGUE: Tue 7.30 pm.
BANDON: Wed 7.30 pm.

BETHLEHEM PEACE LIGHT
Next Saturday night, 22nd December, our local Scout Troop will bring the Bethlehem Peace Light to be presented during Mass. This flame was taken from the eternal flame burning in Bethlehem. Last year some people wished to take a light from this flame to their homes. This year the Scouts have acquired mini lanterns for use of those who would like to take the flame to their homes. They are being made available at cost – €5 – and samples can be seen on the side altar this weekend. We have 20 available and more can be ordered if we are approached early enough.

Anne Corcoran RIP
Anne’s 10th Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sat night, 19th January. Some of her family members are uniting with Kilbrittain helpers to use this occasion as a tribute to the huge number of locals, emergency personnel, Gardaí and others who were such a support at the time. Many of the outsiders who shared the efforts and the grief of Kilbrittain people ten years ago are being invited back for this Mass and it will be followed by an opportunity to gather for refreshments in the Parish Hall
In conjunction with this Anniversary, next Sunday’s Mass, 23rd December at 10.30, has been requested to be offered for the intentions of the people of Kilbrittain and all others who were involved.

KILBRITTAIN GAA
Lotto 06 – 10 – 19 – 25
The €2,000 lotto jackpot was not won. €40 winners were Sandra O’Regan, John Dollard, Eimear Hayes, Alan & Hitomi Healy and Josephine Dineen. Jackpot for this weekend will be €2,200 and there will be five extra consolation prizes for Christmas!


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23rd December 2018
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

Monday December 24th

Christmas Eve

Morning Mass 9.00 am

Children’s Mass at 6.00 pm
Children, don’t forget to bring a home-made Birthday Card for Jesus.

Mass of Christmas Night at 9.00 pm

Tuesday December 25th

CHRISTMAS DAY

Mass of Christmas Day at 10.30 am

Masses Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 am

Eucharistic Adoration
No Eucharistic Adoration this week or next week. Resumes Monday 7th January 2019

KILBRITTAIN GAA
The annual Christmas poc fada will take place on St. Stephen’s day again this year. It will start at Sand’s Cross at 10:30 am and will last until 12.30 pm. All are welcome, with all ages catered for. Under 16s will be charged €5 and over 16s will be charged €10. Under 12s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Autism Tractor Run
Annual Run takes place next Sunday, Dec 30th, starting after 10.30 Mass.

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30th December 2018
First Sunday after Christmas
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

Masses This Week
Monday to Saturday 10.00 am

TUESDAY, NEW YEAR’S DAY,
SOLEMNITY OF MARY MOTHER OF GOD
is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

Friday next is the First Friday.

Sunday Next is the Feast of the Epiphany.

Autism Tractor Run
Annual Run takes place this Sunday, Dec 30th, starting after 10.30 Mass.

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