Bonane and Glengarriff Parish
Fr Michael Moynihan, Parish Priest

Tel: (027) 63045
Mobile: (087) 6551902

In our prayers we remember Pat D’Arcy RIP, Bantry and Glengarriff who died during the week.

Mass Times and Intentions for Glengarriff
Sat 22nd 8.00pm: Nellie O’Sullivan, Direenacullin
Sun 23rd 11.30am: Bridie Galvin, Shrone
Mon 24th: No Mass
Tues 25th 10.00am: Private intention
Wed 26th 10.00am: Mary and Jerry Weinstein
Thurs 27th 10.00am: People of the Parish
Fri 28th 7.00pm: Joe and Chrissie O’Sullivan
Sat 29th 8.00pm: Patrick, Nora and Danny O’Sullivan, Rougham and deceased family members
Sun 30th 11.30: Thomas O’Sullivan Barry,(Months Mind) and Michael O’Sullivan Barry.

Rotas for Glengarriff next week: Ministers of the Word: Sat Aoife Cotter Sun Ciara O’Flaherty
Ministers of the Eucharist: Sat: Verna Mulcahy and Kevin J. O’Sullivan Sun Mary Galvin and Anne Loughnane – Collins Collectors for July Sat Ciaran O’Sullivan and McCarthy Brothers Sunday Seamus O’Shea and Eugene McCarthy

Cork Autism Conference – Understanding Autism, Empowering Potential on Sunday, September 17th 8.30am – 5.30 at Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Cork.
More info: or call 089 2398900

A word of welcome to those who are visiting our town at this time. We hope that your time here will be one of rest and relaxation as you enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

Mass Times and Intentions for Bonane
Sun 23rd 9.30am: Tess O’Shea, Garryletter
Sunday 30th 9.30am: Private intention

Eucharistic Minister. July 23rd/30th Kieran Dunleavy

Mass in St Feaghna’s Cemetery Bonane will take place on Thursday 27th of July at 7.30pm.

Trócaire Emergency Appeal… Church Collection this weekend 22nd -23rd July for work in Eastern Africa. Trócaire is currently responding to prolonged drought which has led to severe food shortages across East Africa; over 24 million people across East Africa are struggling to survive a devastating hunger crisis. With your support Trócaire will continue to reach tens of thousands of people each month with emergency food aid in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Visit

Lough Derg 2017: You may begin the 3 Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sunday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. There are various travel options available countrywide. Contact Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 Email:

Thought for the day Again today we have two versions of the one parable, the original and a later church interpretation or reception. Communities of faith are always “mixed,” in that some people are fully engaged, some are half-hearted and many, perhaps most, are somewhere in between. What to do? The temptation to go for a radical, purified church has been a recurring one across history. The teaching of this parable is let things alone – it is not for us to judge. It could be (we hope!) that less committed believers may change and a welcoming, compassionate approach may enable that to happen. Prayer Jesus, your compassion to all inspires us today to recognise our own need of your grace. Help us work on the plank in our own eyes before we dare to recognise, much less to offer to remove, a splinter in our neighbour’s eye.
On duty Sun 23rd is Fr Noel Spring 0872935769

Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) will speak at all Masses in the parish next weekend and will take up a collection for their missions.

Open Garden in aid of Cork Simon at The Water Margin, Cappanacush East, Kenmare from 5th to 7th August, between 2.00pm – 5.00pm each day. Plants, ceramics and refreshments for sale. Contact Kate on 021 4929415.

Are you troubled by somebodies drinking? Al-Anon family group meetings takes place on Wednesdays at 8.30pm at Portacabin behind St Brendans, Church Bantry. Contact 0866042376

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays before evening Mass. 6.30 to 7.00pm.

To love and be loved. Once upon a time …. A very poor man lived with his wife. One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed. The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken. She did not insist on her request. The man went to work and passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife. He came home in the evening with the comb in his hand ready to give to his wife. He was surprised when he saw his wife with a very short hair cut. She had sold her hair and was holding a new watch band. Tears flowed simultaneously from their eyes, not for the futility of their actions, but for the reciprocity of their love. Moral of the story: To love is nothing, to be loved is something but to love and to be loved by the one you love, that is everything.

We must overcome all forms of racism, of intolerance and of the instrumentalisation of the human person.
Pope Francis