Uíbh Laoire Parish
— Pastoral —
Chair: Seamus Twohig
Secretary: Laura Cronin
Assistant Secretary: Mary O� Shea
Fr Bernard Cotter PP
Phone 087 269 1432
Mons Eugene O’Callaghan
Fr J Cremin 087 785 7712
Uíbh Laoire Parish
— Management —
Chair: Dan Dineen
Secretary: Rosarie Cronin
Parochial Hse/Parish Office
Phone (026) 49838
Marie Noonan 087 144 6958
Colette O�Leary 087 784 2534
Newsletter published on behalf of Uíbh
Laoire Parish. News and notices welcome.
Editor: Helen O’Connell
Weekly deadline: Wednesday
+ Moladh go deo le Dia +
Uibh Laoire Parish News
Vol 15.20 24th January 2010
God on the side of the poor
The last church I served in was located at St Lukes, on the northside of Cork.
Outsiders thought St Lukes was a well-off area, close to Montenotte and all
that. I noticed great irony at its post office. Over the door was given its location
� �St Luke's Cross� in English, but �Crossaire na mBocht� in Irish (the
crossroads of the poor).
St Luke himself would surely have approved. The writer of the third gospel
always paid great attention in his writings to people on the margins. As well
as the poor, his gospel is full of the joy of salvation and the mercy of God.
Only in Luke�s gospel is found the story of the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan
and the Dying Thief.
St Luke�s Gospel will be read at Sunday Mass all this year. Listen to it well,
see things through St Luke�s eyes. Bring the Mass leaflet home with you and
read over the Gospel afterwards. Or follow it in your own bible at home.
You will see there that God is on your side, loving and forgiving you.
Enrolment for Confirmation
If you wish your child to be confirmed on 16 March, please come to the enrolment
at weekend Masses of 6/7 February. More about what�s involved
The season for the Spring stations is spring - from Lá �le Bríd to May day:
bookings now being accepted.
Inchigeela Church Committee
A Meeting of the Inchigeela Church Committee will be held on Tuesday
night 27th Jan at 8.30pm in the sacristy.
Collection for Haiti Earthquake Victims
The second collection for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake was authorised
by the bishop to be taken up at all masses this weekend. We realise the notice
was short: donations will be accepted over the coming days and added to
the collection. The funds we collect will be turned into aid for the suffering
people there by Trocaire.
A first for Uibh Laoire
The parish mission to be held at the start of March will be given entirely by
young lay people. These committed people will talk about their own faith
and will encourage you in your faith. Each evening has its own theme:
Night 1: God�s love � personal testimony
Night 2: God�s Mercy � Reconciliation
Night 3: God�s Healing � Eucharistic Healing Service
Night 4: God�s Gift of Mary
Night 5: Mass to the Holy Spirit.
The Mission runs from Mon 1st to Fri 5th March. The team will speak at
msses the previous weekend.
Please pray for the success of the Mission.
Connie Hallissey, Clonshear. Jerh Noonan, Gortaveer.
John McSweeney, Kilbarry. Joan Cronin, Dromanallig.
Neilus & Nellie O� Leary, Derrinabourka. Colm O� Connell, Liosacreasig.
Blood Pressure Clinic
There will be a held at the Dunmanway Health Centre
on Tuesday, 26th January 2010 from 3.30pm to
All are welcome to attend this free, confidential service
being offered by your local Public Health Nurse with
the Health Service Executive, (South). It is important
for people of all ages to have their blood pressure
checked on a regular basis.�
Congratulations to Sean & Catherin Lehane whose
daughter Meagan was baptised in Ballingeary recently.
Cumann Peil na mBan Naomh Fionnbarra
Cumann Peil na mBan Naomh Fionnbarra will hold
their A.G.M. on Sunday 24th January at 2:30pm in
Cuan Barra, Ballingeary. We would ask that the parents
of all underage players would attend. Players must be
over 16 to attend.
Inchigeelagh N.S. Parents Association
Sincere thanks from Inchigeelagh N.S. Parents Association
for sharing with us at our carol singing on the Sunday
before Christmas and for your generous
contributions to our ongoing school yard refurbishment
Beidh ranganna ealaíne le Pauline Dodds ag tosnú tharnais
i Cuan Barra (Béal Átha 'n Ghaothaidh) ar an
Luan 25ú agus i Cois Cille (Cill na Martra ) ar an
Beidh ranganna Bernadette Ní Choitir san Ionad
Cultúrtha ag tosnú tharnais ar an Céadaoin 27ú.
Congratulations to the following couples who got engaged
Brid Cotter and Killian O Reilly.
Claire Galvin and Neill Harte.
Robert Tanner and Grainne Keany.
Óige na Gaeltachta – Clubanna Óige (12 go 18) FAC-
TÓR NA MUMHAN � Athrú Dáta
Tá an seo talann á athrú go data nua go dtí an 5ú Feabhra
2010 in Áras Eamonn MacSuibhne, Cúil Aodha
7pm. Is féidir le baill a acht a chlárú tré a gclubanna
aitiúla nó le Ultan ag an gnáth slí. Tuille eolas, foirmeacha
& riallacha ar www.onag.ie
Church of St.
The Col-Action Church gate collection will be held next weekend
on the 30th/31st in Ballingeary and |Inchigeela.
Congratulations to two parishioners whose nuptials were celebrated
Gearóid Mac Cárthaigh, Carrignadoura, Ballingeary, who married
Bláthnaid Lynch in Macroom on 19 December;
Fionnbarra O�Leary, Currahy, Ballingeary, who married Marion
Dineen in Kilgarvan on 29 December.
We wish you long and happy lives together.
We are grateful to Dermot and Eilish Kelleher, Inchigeela, for
donating the two new shrine candle stands installed in Inchigeela
A new shrine candle stand, similar to the new stands in Inchigeela,
has also been installed in St Finbarr�s Oratory, Gougane
Barra. A donor is sought for this stand.
Feasts of the Week
Sat 23: Second Week in Ordinary Time
7:00pm Neilus & Nellie O� Leary, Derrinabourka.
8.15.John Patrick Cotter, Droumnagapple.
Sun 24 Jan: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
10:00am Michéal Coill Cronin, Carrignadoura.
11.30.John [Jack] Murphy. Droumcarra.
.Mon 25: Conversion of St Paul (feast). Conclusion of the Week
of Prayer for Christian Unity.
9.30.Sheila Regan, Swords Dublin.
Tues 26: Sts Timothy & Titus, bishops. St Timothy is patron of
those with stomach complaints.
9.30.Jeremiah and Nora O Leary. Currahy.
Wed 27: St Angela Merici, founder of the Ursulines
Thurs 28: St Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church.
Patron of universities and students.
Fri 29: Third Week in Ordinary Time
Sat 30: St Aidan, born in Cavan, patron of Ferns.
7:00pm Joan Cronin, Dromanallig.
8.15pm .Nora O Connor, Dirreen.
Sun 31 Jan: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
11.30am John Lehane, Kilbarry.
Offertory Collections Inchigeela �585 Ballingeary �555
Inchigeela Ministers of Eucharist
Sat 30th Group 3: Sun 31st Group 5.
Sat Feb 6th Group 4: Sun 7th Group 6.
Ni neart go cur le céile
Ballingeary Emergency Defibrillator