Bandon Parish

PALM SUNDAY 2020

PALM SUNDAY VIGIL MASS @ 6.00PM SATURDAY & 10.30AM SUNDAY

 

As we will not be distributing Palm this year,

we invite you to have your own palm or garden greenery in your house for mass.

Fr Kingston will bless your palm during Mass. 

 

Good Shepherd's Lutheran - Palm Sunday

BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.

HOSANNAH IN THE HIGHEST

 

A PRAYER FOR PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

Jesus, Lord of Life, show us how to live.

When we are afraid, angry, sad or rejected

teach us to live deeply into difficult experiences,

that we might find meaning and purpose

even in the moments which require dying.

May our deaths be just step in our living.

Amen

LOOKING AFTER EACH OTHER

 

Whether your living alone, or sardined in the one house at the same time. or you’re cocoonig… there’s one thing is certain it’s not easy. We may-be snappy, tired and off form and that’s ok because for most people staying in all of the time under strange circumstances isn’t the norm. But while this is happening it can be a time to get the jobs done that were put to the back of our minds. We may even be catching up with a book we said we would read and for some it may be a hard earned rest that never seemed to be coming. Whatever the case… it’s a time to reflect on what is happening in the world, in our country and in our town. Families are spending time together again, not rushing around as has become a way of life for all too many working households- there’s chatting among siblings and parents, homework is continuing in a different way, some of our older family members are  learning how to communicate through Facetime, whatsApp, Skype & Zoom and life is continuing just in a different way. 

For some people though, they may find themselves cut off from society and from all that was routine for them and part of their everyday lives. Some households may find the whole change of routine is having a very negative effect on members of their family and for others work or school may have been a haven for them, a relief and time away from what is hard to cope with at home….So we pray for the adults and the children who are finding this strange time distressing and difficult to cope with. We pray for the lonely, the downhearted, the weary and the frightened. We pray that we will grow as a caring community looking out for each other and minding each other. We pray for protection for our families, our friends and ouselves from this virus. Let us pray to hear the voices and laughter of children on our streets again. We pray that when life does return to what it was (and it will), that we will remember this time of looking out for each other and for taking time to care. 

Lord, Hear our prayer.

Remember whenever you’re in a positon to help someone, be glad and always do it because that’s God answering someone else’s prayers through you.

 

PRAYERS AT HOME WHEN GATHERING FOR MASS IS NOT POSSIBLE (courtesy of Killaloe Diocese) please Click the Link to read

PRAYERS-AT-HOME-WHEN-GATHERING-FOR-MASS-IS-NOT-POSSIBLE.pdf

STAY SAFE-STAY AT HOME-SAVE LIVES

To qoute from Leo Varadkar’s speech on Friday March 27th..

“Ireland is now entering the most intensive phase of restrictive action and the governments emergency response will be ramped up. 

Freedom was hard won in our country but, it is not an abstract concept. We give it meaning every single day, in the way we live our lives, and the decisions we take willingly to protect our loved ones and colleagues. So I’m asking people to give meaning to your freedom and liberty by agreeing to these restricitons, restricting how we live our lives, so that others may live. I’m asking us for a time to forego our personal liberties and freedoms. It is vital that people adhere to the social distancing guidelines. This will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives”. -Leo Varadkar

SAINT PATRICK’S CHURCH & OUR LADY’S CHAPEL GAGGIN WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL EASTER SUNDAY

As you stay at home and stay safe you can view Mass at 10.30am each morning Monday- Saturday on RTE NEWS NOW on SKY 521, SAORVIEW  21, VIRGIN MEDIA 200, EIR 517, and RTE PLAYER.  You can view mass on Bandon Parish Facebook page. Keep an eye on the page to know the times of each mass. Mass will be celebrated and live streamed @ 7.00pm each evening from the parish facebook page.  

STAY AT HOME – PRAY AT HOME- STAY SAFE

PRAYER TO SAINT ROCH TO PROTECT AGAINST INFECTIOUS DISEASE

 

 

 

prayers-for-when-you-can’t-attend-mass CORK & ROSS

prayers-for-when-we-cannot-attend-mass cork and ross

 

Bishop Fintan has shared prayers for when you can’t attend Mass. click on the link above to read and say them

PRAYERS YOU CAN SAY AT HOME WHEN MASS GATHERING IS NOT POSSIBLE – please click on the link

PRAYERS-AT-HOME-WHEN-GATHERING-FOR-MASS-IS-NOT-POSSIBLE.pdf

Welcome

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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 Kingston PP                                     Fr John O’ Donovan CC