Newsletter/Fógraí 13th February

An Séú Domhnach Saor 13/2/2011

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh: 066-9151208.



Sat. 12ú 7.30pm Catherine & Robert Casey, Burnham, CB
Sun/Domh. 13ú 9.00am Séamus Kelliher, Ballinana, CB.
11.30am M. P. P.
Mon/Luan 14ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde
7.30pm Brendan Sheehy, CB.
Tue/Máirt 15ú 10.00am
7.30pm Patrick Devane, Killelane, CB.
Wed/Cead 16ú 7.30pm Caroline O’Sullivan, Kinard, MM.
Thur/Déard17ú 10.00am
7.30pm Batt Hanafin, Ballybowler, MM.
Fri/Aoine 18ú 10.00am Dr. Finbarr O’Shea, CB.
7.30pm May and Thomas O’Connor, Spa Rd, CB.
Sat/Sath. 19ú 10.00am Nell McNamara, CB.
7.30pm Sheila & Patrick Keating, CB.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00pm Friday 10.30 – 11.30am


Sun/Domh. 13ú 10.00am Siobhán agus Máire Galvin, Doonties, CB.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domhnach 13ú 10.30r.n. Tomás & Eibhlín Bn. Uí Conchubhair, Clochán, CB.

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,075; Cash: €625;

Total: €1,700. Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers €976. Míle buíochas.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(19ú/20ú Feabhra).

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 3; Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3. Readers: 7:30pm: Marian O’Sullivan; 9.00a.m. Gobnait Uí Chonchúir; 11.30a.m. Mollie Moncur. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghrifín agus Eric Mitchell. Léitheoir:  Risteard Mac Eoin. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimages

Rome & Assisi led by Bishop Murphy 25th April – 2nd May 2011. 5 Nights in Rome, 2 Nights in Assisi. Contact: Mrs J O’Sullivan, “Droum”, Nohoval Upper, Rathmore, or Fr. Bill Radley, Headford, Killarney; email: or Tel: 064 7758219.

Fatima 9th – 16th May, 2011, ex Cork. Contact Maureen Harty on 066-7131328 for information.

Parish Retreat

The annual Retreat will be held in the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sunday 27th February. Bus leaving Moran’s Garage at 12:30. All in price €35. Please give names as soon as possible to Nora Curran 9151924; Kathleen Sheehy 9151201; Margaret Sheehy. 9151819.


Lios Póil Senior Citizens’ Party Domhnach 27ú Feabhra 6pm i dtigh Tabhairne Uí Shúilleabháin.

Oklahoma: Want to blow away those recession blues? Come to Halla na Feothanaí and see Oklahoma. Transition Year Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne will be staging this musical. School matinees Wednesday 16ú at 11am and nightly at 8.00pm 16th – 18th Feb.

Beehive Theatre Drama Classes start back Next Wednesday 16th February, age 8-10 @ 4pm, age 11-15 @ 5 pm, 6 classes for 40 euro. Young Adults (Over 16) and Adults @ 8pm, 2 classes 10 euro, info phone 066-9152924,

Dingle Library/Leabharlann An Daingin is open 6 days a week, 10-5pm with late opening until 8pm on Thursday evenings. There is free internet access and a broad range of books, audio books and DVDs to suit all ages and tastes.

Féile na Bealtaine: nationwide tour  by the Godot Co. of 3 Beckett Shorts and is dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Micheál Fanning on Saturday February 19th @ The Beehive Studio, Cúilín @ 8 pm. Advance Tickets are available from Dingle Bookshop.

Pilgrimage to Northumbria – An Díseart

Sunday 17th – 24th July 2011

Pilgrimage to Northumbria

An Díseart

Sunday 17 – Sunday 24 July 2011

Flying out from Cork airport the Pilgrimage tour will follow the footsteps of Aidan and the Irish monks from Iona who in 635 AD initiated a mission to the Kingdom of Northumbria. Within 30 years they established the Church as a centre for missionary outreach to the rest of England and indeed to the Continent of Europe.

The Pilgrimage will take us from Lindisfarne to Whitby; from the wonderful Romanesque Cathedral of Durham to the spectacular Gothic York Minster; from Aidan’s Parish Church and Oswald’s Castle Bamburgh to Cuthbert’s Church on the Farne Islands; from Bede’s Monastery to the “World of St Bede” in Jarrow.  Visiting these historic and holy places within the rich agricultural land and beautiful scenery of the North East of England should prove a breathtaking and inspirational event.

Group limited to 25, Cost €700. More details next week, contact An Díseart 9152476 for booking.

Cost: €700. For further details on the Pilgrimage, or if you need more information please contact Fr. Jim at; mobile phone no: 0862625498 or Isabel Bennet at; phone 9159012 or An Díseart at:  9152476.

Day of Reflection – An Díseart

A day of reflection in preparation for Lent at An Díseart 10am – 4.30pm led by Fr. Ken O’Riordan Saturday 5th of March.  Introduction to the idea of ‘God’s Loving Kindness’ (Hesed of God). Perhaps even a look at the triad of the nature of God in the Scriptures. Loving Kindness Covenant (Hesed) – Justice (Mispat) – Righteousness (Sedaqah) – Abundance V’s Scarcity as a World View.  Fáilte roimh cách.

Your Valentine and Getting Married

Naoi gcéad míle fáilte romhaibh and sincerest congratulations to you on your engagement! We hope that the following information will be helpful to you in preparations for your wedding in our Parish as we outline Church and State, Kerry Diocesan and Parish requirements. For more info. see our Parish website:

Essential Checklist

1. Contact the local clergy where you reside permanently before booking. Permission must be received from the bride’s Parish Clergy to celebrate your wedding outside her Parish.

2. Book the priest who has agreed to marry you. Check that he is officially registered as a Solemniser by the Irish State.

3. Each person must complete the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form with the priest of the Parish where he/she resides, the following are required:-

(i) A long form Baptismal Certificate issued within six months of the proposed date of the marriage;

(ii) Proof of Confirmation, (if not recorded on the Baptismal Certificate);

(iii) Proof of Freedom to Marry, either of the following:-

(a) Letter of Freedom from parishes where he/she has lived for 6 months or more;

(b) Swear an affidavit before a Commissioner of Oaths stating he/she has never been married religiously or civilly in any jurisdiction.

(iv) If previously married or non-catholic, permissions and dispensations are applied for through your own clergy.

4. Attend an Approved Pre-Marriage Preparation Course only (best completed 6 months before your wedding). Accord: 066-7120194; or website:

Contact our Parish office for further information.

5. In the event of couples residing overseas all documentation is processed via their own Roman Catholic Bishop to the Bishop of Kerry.

6. The couple must arrange to meet in person a civil registrar in Ireland at least 3 full months before the wedding. Contact: 090-6632945/7/8/9 or

7a. The registrar will issue the couple with the Marriage Reg Form (MRF) which must be presented two days before the wedding to Dingle Parish office.

b. The couple must return the signed Registration Form (MRF) to any civil registrar in Ireland within one calendar month.

“ I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you, Says the Lord.” (John 13:34)

(Some Practical Tips to follow next week.)

Do This In Memory

Déanaigí  É Seo i gCuimhne

NB: We invite all First Communicants and Parents / Guardians to occupy the front seats of our Church today, please. The Volunteer co-ordinators will give each child a copy of the Grapevine / An Fhíniúin in family preparation for our next special liturgy of the 26th/27th March – 3rd Sunday of Lent, please study and discuss together at home.

Naomh Vailintín, Pátrún an Ghrá – Mairtíreach

Cérbh é Naomh Vailintín? Sagart agus mairtíreach a cuireadh chun báis sa Róimh breis is 1,700 bliain ó shin.

Cén fáth gur cuireadh chun báis é? Mar thug sé a bheannacht do lánúineacha a bhí I ngrá! Ní raibh fonn ar na fir óga san am sin troid in arm an Impire Rómhánaigh, Claudius. Chuir Claudius an milleán ar na mná agus d’ordaigh sé gach pósadh agus gealltanas pósta a chur ar ceal agus bhí an bás i ndán d’aon duine a chuirfeadh ina choinne. Níor aontaigh Vailintín leis sin. Cuireadh i bpríosún é agus dícheannadh é sa Róimh ar an 14ú Feabhra 269/270 A.D.

“Christianizing” Valentine’s Day

On Saint Valentine’s Day, we Christians have an opportunity for some real “inculturation” — that is, planting seeds of Christ’s truth into the culture in which we live.

When we remember that the heart of Saint Valentine was, like other Christian martyrs, “pierced” by the love of Our Lord, and he shed his blood for this, it seems appropriate that the red heart is a symbol for this powerful love. We think about the power of the love of God – our love for Him and His for us – to inspire our love for others. It is this kind of love that gives heart (or “en-courages”) to faithful Christians to accomplish deeds of extraordinary courage – even unto death – to bring the truth of faith to others. We are reminded, too, that suffering that often accompanies genuine love.

In our Catholic families, we can focus our thoughts, this day, not only in expressing our love for our friends and families (and yes, sweethearts) by gifts and loving greetings; but also in prayer and meditation on Scripture.

Prayer to St. Valentine
Almighty God, grant we beseech You,
that we who celebrate the glorious martyrdom of St. Valentine, Your servant, may by his intercession be filled with the love of God and neighbour and be delivered from all the evils that threaten us.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

GAA: Corn Sigerson 1911 – 2011.

Comhghairdeas ó chroí le Dr. Jim Brosnan a fuair gradam ar leith i rith na seachtaine nuair a ainmnigh é mar bhall do fhoireann Sigerson an Chéid. Tréaslaímid leis na leads ón bparóiste a bhuaigh Corn Mhic Craith ar son na Ríochta le déanaí – Pól agus Daithí Ó Géibheannaigh comh maith le Marc agus Captaen Chiarraí Tomás Ó Sé.

Go n-éirí go geal le pheileadóirí Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne atá ag imirt i gcluiche leath-cheannais an Chorn Mhuirí i gcoinne Coláiste Bhréannain Dé Domhnach 13ú Feabhra ar a 2.30pm i Staid Bhaile Mhuilinn.

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