Bandon Parish

Corpus Christi 2017

corpuschristiFeast of Corpus Christi Procession Meeting
A meeting will take place in the Bandon Parish Centre on Wednesday May 24th @ 8pm to organise the procession for this year.
We have lost a numbers of volunteers due to illness and death. We value the help of all parishioners. If you would like to help out please attend the meeting and put your name forward as a volunteer.
The procession will take place on Sunday June 18th the Feast of Corpus Christi- immediately after 12noon mass.
A conducted Holy Hour will take place at 8.00pm.

Exam Mass 2017

The Annual Student Mass for all students sitting exams will take place next Saturday May 27th @ 6.00pm.

Our Lady of Fatima 1917-2017

fatimaOur Lady of Fatima 1917-2017
Saturday May 13th marked the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to three shepherd children of Fatima. Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta.
Pope Francis celebrated the centenary in Fatima and canonised two of the children Francisco and Jacinta.
Bandon Parish placed a Statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the altar of Our Lady in St Patricks Church to celebrate the occasion. The Rosary was recited before morning mass.
May the message of Our Lady to the three shepherd children at Fatima “Pray The Rosary, Bring Peace To The World and An End To The War”- Find a place in our hearts, our families, our country and our world.
Touch all hearts on the journey of peace.


Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Archbisop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Titiular Archbishop of Novica, as the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland.
Dr Okolo is from Kano in Nigeria, where he entered the priesthood in 1983. He formerly served as an apostolic nuncio to the Central African Republic and Chad in 2008, and then as the pope’s diplomatic representative to the Dominican Republic in 2013. Before becoming an apostolic nuncio, he had worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See, where he was stationed in Sri Lanka, before going on to be a pontifical representative in Hati, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Australia and the Antilles. The archbishop speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German.
Dr Okolo will take up the role during the summer, and replaces outgoing papal nuncio Charles Brown, who finished his term in March and is moving to Albania to take up a new diplomatic post. Bandon Parish welcomes Archbishop Okolo to Ireland and we ask God continued blessings in his ministry.

Jesus a special friend


Holy Communion 2017



Scoil Naomh Seosamh, Laragh who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 6th in Our Lady’s Chapel, Gaggin
Scoil Bhríd, Crossmahon who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 13th in Our Lady’s Chapel, Gaggin.
Well done to the children and their parents who completed the Parish preparation programme and Thank you to the teachers for all the hard work throughout the year. We Pray God’s Blessing on all of you and Pray Jesus will remain a very special friend to all our First Holy Communicants.
Holy Communions still to be celebrated….
Gael Scoil Droichead na Bandann, Saturday May 20th St Patrick’s Church
Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Presentation Primary school & Bandon Bridge schools Saturday May 27th St Patrick’s Church.



Céad Míle Failte

kingston_john73Welcome 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                                     Fr Anthony