Machnamh / Reflection

Loving God,
as a mother gives life and nourishment
to her children,
so you watch over your Church.
Bless these Women, that they may be
strengthened as Christian mothers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honour them always with a spirit
of profound respect.
Grant this through Chris our Lord.

Mother’s Day

Prayerful good wishes to all mothers.
May we appreciate their love and kindness.

Stations of the Cross
Every Friday of Lent at 7.05pm, followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
Easter Garden
We hope to create an Easter Garden in our three churches this year. A set of figures will be purchased for each church. It is also intended to place a new Holy Water Container in each church.
We welcome anyone who would like to make a personal donation or a donation in memory of a loved one. Please contact the Parish Office on 066-9151208 for details.

Pray for Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, Baile an Trasna and late of Kinard.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Fourth Sunday of Lent.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 5ú 8.00pm 1. Breandán Ó Súilleabháin, MM agus a dheartháir Páid Ó Súilleabháin, Baile an Ghoilín.
2. Kathleen O’Donoghue, Baile na Buaile, 1ú CB.
3. Christina Geaney, Cluais.
4. Tom and Mary O’Neill and deceased members of the O’Neill and Collins Families.
Sun 6ú 11.30am Intinn Príobháideach.
Monday 7ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
Dé Máirt 8ú 10.00am Patrick O’Sullivan, The Mall.
Wed 9ú 7.30pm Liam Barry, Cluais.
Déard 10ú 10.00am Agnes and Pat O’Shea.
Friday 11ú 7.30pm Paróisteánaigh.
Sat 12ú 8.00pm
Sun 6ú 11.30am Pat and Kathleen Fitzgerald, Cill Chúile.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 5ú 6.15i.n. Jane agus Tommy Ó Sé, Clochán.
Sath 12ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 6ú 10.00am 1. Matthew Bob and Bridie Ashe, Minard East.
2. Mike Flahive, Goulin.
Domh 13ú 10.00am Mary and Patty Moriarty, Boherbrack and James Moriarty, MM., Boherbrack and London.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
An Deireadh Seachtaine – 12ú/13ú Márta 2016
DINGLE: Euch Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir and Mary Diony O’Connor. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty and Clár Uí Loingsigh. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3.
Readers: Vigil: Paddy Browne. 11.30a.m.: Margaret Sheehy. LIOS PÓIL: Min Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Risteard Mac Eoin.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc.: Eibhlín Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin.
Spring Dues Envelopes 2016
Sincere thanks to all who have returned their Spring Offering envelopes which supports the priest. Spare envelopes are available at the back of our three Churches. These can be returned at the weekend collections or dropped into the box at the end of the church. NB: If paying by cheque please make it payable to Teach na Sagart.
Liturgy Group Meeting next Wednesday March 9th at 8pm in St. Mary’s Sacristy.

Stations in Hall Ceann Trá on Thursday next, March 10th at 8pm for the following areas: Fán, Gleann Fán, Chill Mhic a’Domhnaigh, Cathair an Treantaigh, Cuan, Na Raithíneacha, Baile an tSléibhe, Cathair Boilig, Cillirith, Ard Bhóthair, Baile an Chóta, Imleach Slat, Ráth Fionnáin, Caisleán, Baile an Liaig, Com an Liaig, Ceann Trá, Baile Beag, Baile Treasa, Cill Cholmáin, Clochán, Cathair Ard, Ceathru na Phúca, Baile Riabhach agus Caherboshina. Fáilte roimh chách.
Course in Pastoral Ministry – Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area 2016 – 2017. Anybody interested in doing this course are asked to contact the Presbytery. The course will be held 5 Saturdays next Autumn and 5 Saturdays next Spring at a venue in Dingle. It is open to all but especially members of the Pastoral Council, Liturgy Group, finance Committee and other Church groups.
Trócaire – Eamon Meehan, Director of Trócaire will speak at all weekend Masses on the 12th and 13th of March. Spare Trócaire Boxes are also available at the back of the three Churches. NB: If paying by cheque please make it to Dingle Parish.
Volunteers for Washing The Feet on Holy Thursday are required, please get in touch with Fr. Joe if you would like to participate by March 12th.
Baptisms: We welcome into the Catholic Church Thomas Rory Riordan, John Street and Joey Eoin Gallagher, Ráthánain who were baptised recently in our Parish.
Music Ministry with Young People meeting (youth choirs/folk groups/youth cantors, etc.), Thursday, March 10th at 7:30pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney to explore ways of developing and resourcing youth music ministry in the Diocese. Contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 /
Uniting Our Flames of Faith: A gathering of prayer groups and people of prayer from the diocese of Kerry will be held in The Church Of The Resurrection on Sat 12th March at 11.30am. Concelebrated mass with Bishop Ray Browne at 4.00pm.
Knock Shrine a weekend event on March 12th and 13th to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Further information from Frances at Knock Shrine, (094) 9388100.
Oíche Siamsaíochta le leanaí Scoil Chaitlín Naofa, Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh agus Cairde na Scoile, Ceol, amhránaíocht agus drámaíocht i Hall Cheann Trá, Dé hAoine, 11ú Márta 7.15pm. Ócáid Tiomsaithe Airgid/Fundraiser don Scoil. Ticéid €5.
Beginning Experience is a specially designed Support Programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce to work through the grief process in a safe and confidential environment. The next weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork 8th – 10th April 2016. For further details contact 087 9886480.
St. John of God Day Service in Dingle which supports Adults with intellectual disabilities require volunteers to support local men and women to take part in the local community, and to combat social isolation. Contact: Cáit on 087-6796047.
Offertory Collection:
Weekly Envelopes: €1,168; Cash: €733. Total: €1,901. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Emigrants services will be taken up next weekend March 12th/13th as a second collection.

Just a Thought / Smaoineamh
The journey back was a sad, lonely, fearful one. It’s easy to come back home when you’re a hero laden with trophies and glory. But the prodigal son had no trophies to show his father, no achievements with which to earn his praise, his welcome, and his love.
The biggest discovery the younger son made was that he was loved in his sins. The father never stopped loving him. It doesn’t do one much good to be loved in one’s goodness. But it is extraordinary experience to be loved in one’s sinfulness.

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