Bandon Parish

Summertime in Bandon Parish

summertimeLord, as the schools close and take a well-earned break for the summer months we give you thanks for a successful academic year in our parish. We pray for all the children who have received the sacraments of Confession, Holy Communion and Confirmation this year and for all students who anxiously await exam results and college placing’s. We think of all our parishioners and pray God’s blessing on them.

“Long warm days, the pace of life slowing, Lord, help me to rest a while in the cooling shade of your presence. Slow down my restless heart and fill me with your gentle compassion for all your people. May you walk with me God this summer in whatever I do and wherever I go. Walking with God means walking with honesty and with courage, walking with love and respect and concern for the feelings of others. May I talk with you God this summer and every day and in every situation. Talking with God is to pray words of praise for the beauty of creation, saying prayers of thanks for friends and good times, for sunny days and rain showers, for our health and for gatherings, and for better days to come. Lord, let this summer be a time for us to reflect on the year gone and to look with hope to the future knowing you are always with us. As the sunshine brightens a dull day let us take time God to allow this summer break to renew our faith and brighten the dark corners. Fill us lord with your peace and love. Amen”

Ice Cream Funday 2014

Ice Cream Funday

Bandon Parish Assembly hosted an ice cream weekend after each mass in St Patrick’s church on 7/8 June 2014. Over the past few years the assembly have raised awareness and funds for this very worthy charity which supports Down Syndrome Ireland.

ICE CREAM FUNDAY IN AID OF DOWN SYNDROME IRELAND.

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                                     Fr Anthony

New Assembly

On Monday April 21st 2014 Bandon Parish Assembly started its new term in office. Twenty members from the previous assembly will go forward along with 10 new members. Let us acknowledge the wonderful work completed by the previous assembly and wish God’s blessings on those who have retired for now. We welcome our new members and new assembly officers and wish them every success for the next three years in the work they do in God’s name.

Chairperson: Esther Sinnott

Secretary: Maura McCarthy

Vice Chairperson: Theresa McCarthy

God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good. assembly