Fógraí / Newsletter 13th December 2009

Bliain an tSagairt An Tríú Domhnach den Aidbhint: 13/12/2009 Pray for Margaret Kennedy, Banogue; Kiltegan Fr. Gerry Roche, of Athea Co. Limerick and formerly C.C. in Castleisland, murdered in Kericho Mission, Kenya; Niall Fitzsimons, Baile an Reannaigh and late of Valentia Island; Tom Flaherty, Chicago, U.S.A. and late of Clogher and Cahirboshina; Sr. Barbara O’Mahoney, Wimbledon and late of Tralee; Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin, Minard. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha. Priest on Call Sun – Mon Morning for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Seán Sheehy , 066-7139145. MASSES/AIFRINN ST. MARY’S CHURCH Sat/Sath. 12ú 7.30pm Peter & Mary Leonard, Dykegate Ln, CB. Sun/Domh. 13ú 9.00am Michael & Mary Lovett, Ballyeightra, CB 11.30am Missa Pro Populo Mon/Luan 14ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde 7.30pm Tommy Flannery, CB Tue/Máirt 15ú 10.00am Thomas and Mary O’Connor and deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Baile na Buaile. 7.30pm David and Nellie Lovett, Garrynadur, CB. Wed/Cead 16ú 7.30pm John Griffin, Ballinasteenig, CB. Thu/Déard. 17ú 10.00am Danny Kevane, Ballyristeen. 7.30pm NO MASS – PSCD Carols. Fri/Aoine 18ú 10.00am 2.30pm PSCB Carol Service. Fáilte roimh cách. 7.30pm Tony Sheehy, The Wood, CB and deceased members of the Sheehy Family. Sat/Sath. 19ú 10.00am Patrick and Sheila Keating, CB. 7.30pm Tommy McKenna, Dykegate Street, CB. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday 10.30 – 11.30am only, this week. Confessions: Sat. 10.30am-11.00am & after Vigil Masses. NAOMH EOIN BAISTE, LIOS PÓIL Sun/Domh. 13ú 10.00am Margaret Kennedy, Banogue, Funeral Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon NAOMH CAITLÍN, FIONN TRÁ Sun/Domh. 13ú 10.30am Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon Offertory Collection 5th & 6th Dec.: Weekly Env.: €1,382; Cash: €738; Total: €2,120. Dioc. Collection Youth Service €963. 7th & 8th Dec.: Weekly Env: €512; Cash: €400; Total: €912. Míle Buíochas. An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn: (19ú/20ú Nollaig). DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 2, Collectors’ Team 2, Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: Vigil: Angus Moncur; 9.00a.m. Bernie Búidhlaeir; 11.30a.m. Barbara Prendergast. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Gháirbhí. Léitheoir: Cathy Ní Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar. Christmas Carol Services Carúil Nollag Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne ar siúl i Séipéal Naomh Mhuire 7:30pm Déardaoin 17ú Nollag agus 2:30pm Dé hAoine 18ú le Cór agus Ceoltoirí. Fáilte roimh cách. Seirbhís Cearúil Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil ar siúl i Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste ar an gCéadaoin an 16ú Nollag 2009 at 7.30pm. Scoil an Ghleanna Aifreann speisialta i Scoil an Ghleanna ar an Déardaoin 17ú Nollaig ag a 11.00r.n. Fáilte roimh muintir na háite go mór mhór iar scoláirí agus iar thuismitheoirí. Scaip an scéal, le bhúr dtoil. A special retirement Mass is being held at Scoil an Ghleanna on Thursday 17th December at 11.00am. All welcome, especially past students and parents. Eolas ó 066-9152766, 9-11.00am. St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal Collections will be taken up at all Churches gates this weekend 12 & 13 of Dec. The Society expects to receive 100,000 requests for assistance between now and Christmas. It is the largest voluntary charitable association in Ireland with a membership of 9,500 volunteers nationwide. For info visit www.svp.ie. NB: Collection Box in St. Mary’s Porch. “Let us do without hesitation whatever good lies at our hands.” – Bl. Frederic Ozanam, Founder. Fógraí Bingo Mór i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Dé Domhnaigh 13ú Nollaig 7:30pm. Cake Sale by Lios Póil School Parents’ Assoc. in Keane’s Shop, opposite the Church, Sun. the 20th of Dec. after 10.00am Mass. Donations of cakes are welcome. Contact Suzanne 087-9584162. Kerry Branch of IHCPT, Irish Children’s Pilgrimage Trust, including a local Volunteer, bring Children and Young People with Special Needs to Lourdes each Easter will hold a Church gate collection next weekend the 19th and 20th of Dec. Irish Blood Transfusion Service would like to thank the 119 donors who attended the Clinic in Dingle. Dingle Branch of IFA meeting in Benner’s Hotel Monday 14th of December at 8.00pm. Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar In the next few days every household will receive Féilire Eaglasta 2010 and a box of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution and an envelope for your Christmas Dues contribution. The Offertory collection funds all running costs and maintenance in our Parish, including insurance, staffing and Diocesan Levy. We invite every household to participate in this scheme and invite new parishioners to register. A full account of both income and expenditure will be published in the New Year. We thank all our collectors, committee members, counting teams and teangmhálaithe / contact people who serve tirelessly in this essential Parish work. Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór. ÁR GCÓINEARTÚ All Confirmation candidates together with their parents / guardians are asked to take the front seats at one of this weekend’s three Parish Confirmation Programme Masses. Copies of our magazine Ár gCóineartú will be distributed at these liturgies. We thank the Teachers and Children as they prepare and dress our 3 Advent Jesse Trees or the Family Tree of Jesus at these Masses. Rejoice, rejoice, O Israel To you shall come Emmanuel (2) A Jesse Tree Blessing We ask God’s blessing on our Jesse tree, reminding us of our ancestors before Christ, the Son of David. We read in sacred scripture: Tá bachlóg ag eascar as bun chrann Ieise, agus gas ag teacht óna fhréamh; tá spiorad an Tiarna ag lonnú air., Íseáia 11:1-2. Let us pray: Heavenly Father, bless this tree, a reminder to us of your covenanted love, shown to your people, our ancestors, through the events of history in ancient times. May your son Christ, the shoot of Jesse, the true vine, invigorate us with his life and love, so that we may become his living branches in our world today. AMEN. Árdaigh do chroí, a Iosrael Chughat tiocfaidh Emmanuel (2) Careful attention is given to choosing one’s Sponsor for Confirmation 2010. Our magazine will outline the guidelines published in the Kerry Diocesan website as a help. Confirmation candidates and their families are invited to prayerfully study together these guidelines before asking the sponsor to sign the form which you will receive in this weekend’s “Ár gCóineartú”. Our next Confirmation Liturgy will take place on the 30th and 31st of January 2010. Do This In Memory – Déanaigí É Seo i gCuimhne Our next joint liturgy will be on next weekend, December 19th and 20th. Please bring your candles and place them in the Sacred Space in church. All families are asked to occupy the front seats please. “Ar scáth a chéile maireann Pobal Dé” Ring the Bells for Climate Justice National and World campaign of Prayer and Reflection, Dé Domhnaigh 13ú Nollag. Lord, we pray that we will constantly seek to love the created world you have given us as your creatures. We pray that we will always seek to care for our brothers and sisters in need; particularly those whose lives have been most affected by climate change. As world leaders and concerned individuals meet in Copenhagen this December we pray that your Holy Spirit will guide all that they do in their efforts to care for our World. We make our prayer, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. AMEN NB: As a concrete response to this challenge Dingle Parish Pastoral Council decided to host our regular Friday Adoration 10.30-11.00am in the Nuns’ Chapel during the Winter Season. In this way one Gas Heater rather than 10 will be used. “Waste not, want not.” “The Story of the Origin of Jesus Christ … and The Jesse Tree” Matt. 1:1-17 It is timely how eminent US Bible scholar Fr. Raymond E. Brown challenges all Christians to have a serious look “at the list of Jesus’ ancestors” he examines the good, the bad and the ugly of “the total generations from Abraham to David (14 generations); and from David to the Babylonian exile (14 more) and finally from the exile to the Christ (14 more). Matthew’s genealogy is telling us that the story of Jesus Christ contains as many sinners as saints and is written with the crooked lines of liars and betrayers and the immoral, and not only with straight lines… A God who did not hesitate to use the scheming as well as the noble, the impure as well as the pure, men to whom the world hearkened and women upon whom the world frowned – this God continues to work through the same melange. If it was a challenge to recognize in the last part of Matthew’s genealogy that totally unknown people were part of the story of Jesus Christ, it may be a greater challenge to recognize that the unknown characters of today are an essential part of the sequence… He has not hesitated to entrust the sequence of the story to a hierarchically structured church, guaranteed with promises, but not free from its own share of the corrupt, the venal, the stupid, and the ineffective. Those “Christians” who proclaim that they believe in and love Jesus but cannot accept the church or the institution because it is far from perfect and the story and consequently are not willing to face the challenge of the sequence.” (A Coming Christ in Advent: The Liturgical Press, Minn., U.S.A.) CHRISTMAS LITURGIES CONFESSIONS will be held on Wednesday 23rd of December in our three Parish Churches as follows: Naomh Caitlín – 7:00pm Naomh Eoin Baiste – 7:00pm Naomh Muire – 7:30pm NB: Please note earlier time in Lios Póil agus Fionn Trá. School Confessions have and are being celebrated in all 8 schools in our Parish. MASSES will be celebrated for Christmas: Naomh Caitlín – 8:00pm Oíche Nollag 10:30am Lá Nollag Naomh Eoin Baiste – 8.00pm Christmas Eve 10.00am Christmas Day. Naomh Muire – 7:30pm Family Mass when we invite all the young children to bring along the Infant Jesus figure from your family crib for a special blessing. 10.00pm Christmas Eve 9.00am Christmas Day 11.30am Christmas Day.

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