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BANDON PARISH MOBILE NUMBER


Bandon Parish has a new mobile phone number.

It is 087 – 647 2406.

The priest on duty carries this phone. For all parish enquiries, please use this mobile number.

MASS RESUMES IN GAGGIN CHAPEL

On Sunday 27th November, Fr John Newman will celebrate mass in Our Lady Chapel, Gaggin.

The mass will be at 9:00am. Appropriately enough, that Sunday is a new beginning: the First Sunday of Advent and the first Sunday of the Church’s Year.

Sacristan Mary Collins has been preparing diligently for the re-opening. As well as preparing the vestments, the sacred vessels, and the liturgical books, she has readied an Advent wreath that will bring us through
the Season of Advent to Christmas.

We hope the altar servers, Ministers of Word and Ministers of Eucharist will attend mass. It is hoped that parents and
children from Scoil Bhríde Crossmahon and Scoil Naomh Sheosamh Laragh will attend Gaggin mass regularly.

There will no longer be a 9:00am mass in St Patrcik’s Church.

PUTTING OUT INTO DEEP WATER

Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, published a pastoral letter earlier this month which outlines the context and vision for changes being made in parishes in the coming weeks.

The pastoral letter coincides with the changes of appointments which involve the majority of the priests of the diocese and most of the 68 parishes.

The families of parishes initiative means that twelve of the sixteen families of parishes are being formed next month while the remaining four will be formally established next year.

The diocese has also recently launched a recruitment drive to fill two key vacancies which will support the changes being made by parishioners and clergy.

A Parish Life Coordinator will work alongside the clergy as they transition to closer collaboration while a Faith Development Coordinator will oversee the delivery of programmes in parishes which will nourish people’s faith.

Bandon Parish becomes part of the Family of Parishes which include BANDON, ENNISKEANE & DESERTSERGES, INNISHANNON & KNOCKAVILLA, KILBRITTAIN, KILMURRAY AND MURRAGH & TEMPLEMARTIN.

To read Bishop Fintan’s complete pastoral letter please click on the link below.

https://corkandross.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2022-08-Put-out-into-deep-waters.pdf

WE TAKE THIS OPPORTINITY TO THANK SINCERELY FR JOHN KINGSTON AND FR JOHN C O’ DONOVAN FOR THEIR WORK IN THE PARISH OF BANDON. THEY HAVE PRAYED WITH US AND FOR US, SUPPORTED US IN TIMES OF GRIEF AND UNCERTAINTY AND CELEBRATED WITH US ON HAPPY OCCASIONS. WE WISH THEM HEALTH AND HAPPINESS AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR MINISTRY IN THEIR NEW PARISHES.

On Sept 10th 2022 Fr John Newman will take up position as Parish Priest and moderator to the Family of Parishes, Fr Bartlomiej Dziedzic CC and Fr Bertie O’ Mahony AP. We welcome our new priests to the parish of Bandon.

FUNERAL MINISTRY TO BE PROVIDED IN PARISHES BY A TEAM OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING CLERGY

Ministry, including prayers and support, for bereaved families in parishes at the time of a funeral is to be provided by members of a parish team rather than just the clergy alone.

This is the main emphasis of a new guidance for funerals which is published by the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

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UPDATE TO OUR GDPR POLICY & LIVESTREAMING WEBCAM IN BANDON PARISH

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Though it was drafted and passed by the European Union (EU), it imposes obligations onto organisations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU. The regulation was put into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR will levy harsh fines against those who violate its privacy and security standards, with penalties reaching into the tens of millions of euros.

St Patrick’s Church is equipped with a web camera to Livestream our Masses and other ceremonies. We use the services of Church Services Tv to livestream and connect with our parishioners at home and abroad. As our camera is connected to WIFI and livestreams our Masses on the internet we updated our GDPR policy

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A PRAYER FOR HOPE

Welcome

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Céad Míle Failte

Welcome to the Parish of Bandon in the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

Welcome to a Parish where the Parish assembly facilitates the involvement of the community in the life of the parish.

Welcome to our website – we hope it gives you an insight into the life of the parish.

If you are coming to live in our parish- please make yourself known and we will make you welcome.

Fr John Newman PP                                     Fr Bartlomiej Dziedzic CC                 Fr Bertie O’ Mahony AP