Dates for your Diary






Dates for the Diary:


Mass for Leaving & Junior Certificate Students in Bantry Church at 8.15am

on Wednesday morning 7th June

This Mass is for students, parents & anybody who would like to support those beginning exams by praying for and with them.



Eucharistic Processions

in Bantry Parish 2017

Sunday 11th June: Coomhola

Sunday 18th June:  Kealkil & Bantry



Graveyard Masses


Cilléanach Mass:

Tuesday, 18th July at 7.30pm

In the event of rain Mass will be celebrated in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry


Whiddy Island Graveyard Mass

Saturday 29th July at 12 noon


Abbey Graveyard

Tuesday, 8th August at 7.30pm.

In the event of rain Mass will be celebrated in St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry


An ambulance had great difficulty getting up to the side door of Bantry Church recently when a parishioner became ill. We have been previously advised by a Health & Safety Inspector that the parking situation in Bantry Church at Mass times is a danger to the public. 

We cannot allow this situation to continue.

 We ask parishioners to please park their cars only in the designated areas and not to block the access around the Church. We ask for your co-operation in this as we will be forced by the authorities to close the church grounds to vehicles of all but the infirm and elderly, if the present parking situation does not improve.

Booking of Masses 2018

Booking of Masses 2018

In every Mass we are invited to pray for loved ones who have gone to their eternal reward and for all the faithful departed. Until recently, we have had little trouble in this parish in accommodating peoples’ wishes on an individual basis. However, this practice is becoming more difficult because of the number of funerals we have had over the last few years.

It is now proposed that each of the weekend Masses will be offered for four (4) intentions. These will be shared Masses. This won’t suit everyone, but we have no choice. As you are aware we have this practice already on the First Friday evening Mass and it is proving beneficial in accommodating peoples’ wishes. We are not the first to have shared Masses as a number of Parishes in the Diocese have already introduced it.

We will, of course, continue to pray for our deceased in the Anniversary List at weekend Masses.

As this is not a money making exercise but a way of trying to facilitate everybody, one of the Mass offerings will go to the Priest who offers the particular Mass; the other Mass offerings will be donated to local charities.

Bookings will be taken for 2018 Masses at the Parish office when the new diary is available at the end of August.