Fógraí / Newsletter 14th December 2014

Bliain B – 14ú Nollaig 2014
An Tríú Domhnach Den Aidbhint
Gaudete Sunday
Pray for Jimmy Gattis, The Grove; Eileen Herlihy, (nee Walsh), Ryegate, England and late of Ballinvounig. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Michael Hussey – 066-7139145.
Sat/Sath 13ú 8.00pm 1. Joe and Josie Flannery, Strand St., CB.
Sun 14ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Luain 15ú 10.00am An Díseart.
4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
Máirt 16ú 11.00am Requiem Mass for Jimmy Gattis, R.I.P.
Wed 17ú 7.30pm Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown, CB.
Déard 18ú 10.00am Kathleen and John Maurice Curran, CB and deceased members of the Curran Family, Knockavrogeen.
Friday 19ú 10.00am
Sat/Sath 20ú 8.00pm 1. Pat & Sheila Keating.
2. Philomena O’Connor, Cluais Móir, CB.
3. Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Ballinaboula, CB.
4. Phil and Johnny Rowe and baby Philip, Portlaoise, CB.
5. Peter and Mary Leonard, Dykegate Lane, CB
6. Patrick Nash, Glens, CB.
7. Deceased members of the Rayel Family, CB.
8. James and Johanna Moriarty, CB and deceased members of the Horgan and Moriarty Families.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Wednesday 10.30am – 10pm. (See also notice below).
Every First Friday 10.30 – 11.30am. “Come and See” says the Lord.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Dé Domh 14ú 10.00am Bobby Hickson, The Bridge, MM.
Dé Domh 21ú 10.00am Thomas Keane and deceased members of the Keane Family and Tim and Margaret Galvin, Doonties and deceased members of the Galvin Family, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 13ú 6.15i.n. Páidí Ó Sé, Árd a’ Bhóthair, CB.
Satharn 20ú 6.15i.n. Bridie O’Connor, Baile an Liaig, MM.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn
20ú / 21ú Nollaig 2014
DINGLE: 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: Marian O’Sullivan. 11.30a.m.: Tommy McCarthy.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan agus Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin. Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
Léitheoir: Cait Ní Chatháin.
Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2015
In the next week households will receive a Jubilee 15o Féilire Eaglasta 2015 and a box of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution. Also included is an envelope for your Christmas Dues contribution.
NB: Christmas Dues will be taken up this year as a second collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as you personal contribution for the clergy. If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Teach na Sagart for Dues and Dingle Parish for Parish.
The offertory collection funds all running costs and maintenance in our Parish, including insurance, staffing and Diocesan Levy.
Tax can also be claimed back by the Parish from every taxpayer who contributes over €250 from next year. We invite every household to participate in this scheme and invite new parishioners to register by contacting the Parish Office on 9151208.
A full account of both income and expenditure will be published in the New Year. We thank all our collectors, Finance committee members, counting teams and teangmhálaithe / contact people who serve tirelessly in this essential Parish work.
Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues which help make up the Parish Priest’s salary will be available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór.
St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal
Collections will be taken up at all Churches this weekend December 13th/14th. 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 all year round.
“Let us do without hesitation whatever good lies at our hands.” – Bl. Frederic Ozanam, Founder.
Offertory Collection
Envelopes: €1,054; Cash: €766. Total: €1,820.
8th Dec. Env: €486; Cash: €322. Total: €808. Diocesan Collection for the Kerry Youth Services €690. Míle buíochas.
Bingo i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne ar an nDomhnach, 14 Nollaig @ 7.30 i.n. Go leor duaiseanna agus Pota Óir le buachaint. Bí ann ! Bí linn !
Kerry Citizens Info Service will be in An Mhainister, The Monastery, John St., Tues 16th Dec, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Carers Assoc is providing QQI (FETAC) LEVEL 5 Health care Support Major Award Training in your area in Jan 2015. Also Topic Specific workshops for Family Carers. Info contact the training unit on 057 93 22920.
Féile na Soilse – Sun, Dec 14th Christmas Fair, Dingle Skellig Hotel. Children’s Lantern Parade and Lighting of Dingle Christmas Tree 5pm from the back of Garvey’s.
Ideal Christmas Gift For All
“Treoraí 7 Laochra an Chreidimh” the “Dingle Parish Directory and Patrons”. We offer you 3 copies for €10 for a publication full of colourful and detailed Parish history and information together with the life story of Patrons as written by our teenagers.
CONFESSIONS will be held on Tuesday 23rd of December as follows:
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – 7:30pm
Naomh Muire, Dingle – 7:30pm
Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá Satharn 20ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.

MASSES will be celebrated for Christmas:
Naomh Caitlín – 8:00i.n. Oíche Nollag
10:00am Lá Nollag
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 8:00pm Christmas Eve
10:00am Christmas Day.
Naomh Muire – 6:15pm Christmas Eve 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.
11:30am Christmas Day.
Parish Christmas Carols
Oíche Charúil na Nollag – Scoil Cheann Trá
Séipéal Chaitlíona Dé Luain 15ú Nollag ag 6.30i.n.
Bí linn d’oíche do cheol, do dhrámaíocht, d’amhráin agus do scéalta na Nollag chun spioraid na Nollag a chur sa tseol. Fáilte roimh chách. (Be with us to join in an evening of Festive music, song, drama and stories to spread the spirit of Christmas).
Carúil & Ceol Nollag – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne
Séipéal an Chroí Ró-Naofa, An Díseart, 7pm Dé Máirt 16ú Nollag 2014. Bailiúcháin deonach ar son Focus Ireland agus Cumann naomh Uinseann de Pól ina dhiaidh.
Christmas Carol Service
A Christmas Carol Service will be held in St. James Church, Main St., on Sunday December 21st at 7pm featuring St. Mary’s Choir and the Dingle Gospel Choir. No admittance fee but a donation to Kerry Hospice Foundation can be made on the night. Your support would be much appreciated.
Dingle New – Music Choir
A programme of Christmas Carols will be presented by Dingle New – Music Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Gábor Péli on Tuesday December 23rd at 6pm – 7pm in St. Mary’s Church. Fáilte roimh cách.
Venite Adoremus
Do This In Memory
Déanaigí É Seo i gCuimhne
Our next joint liturgy will be on next weekend, December 20th /21st. Please bring your candles and place them in the Sacred Space in church. Also children are reminded to bring the THUMB magazine to Mass next weekend. All families are asked to occupy the front seats please.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Dé Satharn 6.15i.n;
Naomh Muire, Dingle – Dé Satharn 8.00pm;
N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Dé Domh. 10.00am.
NB: An Fhíniúin/Grapevine will be distributed after Mass, please study and discuss together at home in preparation for the next weekend of our Parish programme.
900,000 Fáilte to all our
“Other Voices” visitors.

Adoration in St. Mary’s
There will be no Adoration in St. Mary’s this Tuesday December 16th while the Crib is being put in place.
Adoration this Wednesday Dec 16th as usual.
Also, there will be no Adoration on Tuesday and Wednesday the 23rd/24th and 30th/31st of December.
Our 3 Christmas Cribs
Míle buíochas don mheitheal a chruthaigh iad go léir arís imbliana i S. N. Chaitlíona, S. N Eoin Baiste agus S. N. Mhuire. Dingle Parish Pastoral Council took the decision at our November meeting to share and forward your Crib donations towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Fr. P.J. Fitzgerald, Kiltegan Missions, South Africa.
Lonely Voices – Machnamh for Advent
The voice of John the Baptist was a lonely voice which many of his contemporaries ignored.
There are many lonely voices in our world.
Somewhere at this moment a child is crying –
crying for love or maybe simply for bread.
Somewhere a young person is crying –
crying for listening ear or an understanding heart.
Somewhere an old person is crying – crying for a visit or a word from his/her children.
There are thousand unheard cries in our world, coming from the victims of injustice and neglect.
Lord, help us to listen to these voices.
Above all, help us to listen to your voice,
whispering to us in the wilderness of our hearts,
telling us that we are loved by you, and that we are to love one another. (Flor McCarthy, SDB)
Our Second Reading today prays ‘may God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through’. What does it mean to be ‘sanctified’, to be ‘made holy’? We suffer today from some very skewed ideas about those who are ‘holy’: the caricature is of people who are otherworldly, excessively serious, and who suffer from bouts of ‘holier-than-thou-ism’. To be holy is to be ‘whole’, ‘well-rounded’, exuberant with life (‘rejoice always’). To have hearts full of gratitude (‘give thanks in all circumstances’). In the words of Ronald Rolheiser, ‘the holiest person you know is the most grateful person you know’. (Salvador Ryan)
Teacht Chríost
Do ghlanas mo chroí anocht
amhail mhnaoi a ghlanfadh a teach,
roimh theacht dá leannán dá fios;
A Leannáin, ná téirigh thart.

Do leathas doras mo chroí
amhail fhear a dhéanfadh fleá,
ar theacht i gcéin dá mhac:
A Mhic, is álainn do theacht!
(Pádraig MacPiaras)
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