Bandon Parish

Summer Schedule 2017


The priests of the parishes of Bandon, Enniskeane, Murragh and Kilbrittain would like to bring your attention that for the months of July and August, a new weekend mass schedule will operate.

It has been noted that over the years there is a considerable fall off in attendances at masses during the months of July & August due to holidays etc… The priests of the four parishes will rotate from parish to parish to provide weekend cover. During these two months there will be no Sunday funerals – this comes from feedback from family on the occasion of death and our Sunday congregation. Family feel a Sunday funeral is impersonal and our Sunday congregation feel a Sunday funeral imposes on their Sunday celebration.

SUMMER SCHEDULE BANDON: Vigil Saturday 6.00pm; Sunday 10.30am & 12noon; Gaggin 9.00am

ENNISKEANE: Vigil Saturday 7.30pm  Sunday 11.00am

NEWCESTOWN: Sunday 10.30am

KILBRITTAIN: Vigil Saturday 8.00pm; Sunday 10.30am

FARNIVANE: Sunday 9.15am

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.



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