Fógraí / Newsletter 16th December 2012

Bliain an Chreidimh
An Tríú Domhnach den Aidbhint – 16ú Nollaig
Pray for Paidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair; Mary McHugh, (Nee Sears) late of Ceann Trá who died in Caltra, Co. Gaillimh; Henrietta O’Sullivan, Lisdorgan; Thomas O’Halloran, Cullinagh; Michael Bowler, late of Smerwick who died in Surrey; Theresa Monica Hearne, Passage West, Waterford.
Solas síoraí dá h-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Michael Hussey: 066-7139145.
Sat/Sath 15ú 8.00pm Phil O’Connor Murphy, Cluais Móir, CB.
Sun 16ú 11.30am Funeral Mass Thomas O’Halloran, R.I.P.
Luain 17ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde – David Vaillancourt, CB.
Máirt 18ú 10.00am Patrick & Sheila Keating, Caherciveen, CB.
Wed 19ú 10.00am Dónal O’Riordan, Killarney, R.I.P.
7.30pm No 7:30pm Mass – Confessions in Annascaul.
Déard 20ú 10.00am Bridget and Pat Sheehy, The Quay, Strand Street, CB.
Fri/Aoine 21ú 10.00am Deceased members of the Sheehy Family, Glens, CB.
7.30pm No 7:30pm Mass – Confessions .
Sat/Sath 22ú 8.00pm Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Baile na Buaile, CB.
Domh 23ú 11.30am Mary O’Donoghue, Baile na Buaile, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues and Wed 10.30am – 10pm.
Thurs 10.30 – 11.30am except when there is a First Friday, it will be on that Friday. “Come and See” says the Lord.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Sun/Domh. 16ú 10.00am Matthew (Bob) and Bridie Ashe, Minard East, CB.
Sun/Domh 23ú 10.00am Deceased members of the Ferriter Family Baile na Saor and Mike Connor, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 15ú 6.15i.n. Alice Wallace, Cill Fearnóg, CB.
Domh. 16ú 1.00r.n Mary McHugh, Nee Sears, R.I.P.
Satharn 22ú 6.15i.n Missa Pro Populo.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Offertory Collection
Weekly Env.: €1,116; Cash: €777; Total: €1,893.
Míle buíochas.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
(22ú/23ú Nollaig)
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 3; Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3. Readers: Vigil: Micheál Ó Conchúir. 11.30a.m.: Tommy McCarthy.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan agus Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin. Léitheoir: Anne Moriarty.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Phil Uí Chatháin.

West Kerry Mental Health Assoc Church gate collection next weekend 15thand 16th of December.
Cuan Counselling – Secondhand Sale in the CBS Hall Sunday December 16th 12:30 – 4.30pm. To book a table ring 087-2562109, Entrance €2.
Youth Drama Showcase, Beehive Theatre – ‘The Most Precious Thing in the World’, Sun 16th Dec at 7.00pm. €5.
Cake Sale – Coiste na dTuismitheoirí Scoil Eoin Baiste will hold a Cake Sale in Keane’s Shop after 10am Mass on Sunday December 23rd to raise funds for the School.
Home Alone This Christmas? Senior Help Line is a national confidential telephone listening service for older people. We are open over Christmas, 10 am – 10pm, (closed Christmas evening from 7-10pm). All calls are treated as strictly confidential. We are here to listen. LoCall 1850 440 444 for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland.
Volunteer in Africa – Humanitarian Volunteers are looking for volunteers to travel to East Africa in Feb 2013. The volunteers will work on a humanitarian project for two weeks. No experience required and no age restrictions. No large fundraising. Volunteers will pay their own costs. In addition, the Group will visit the resting place of the Venerable Edel Quinn. Contact Denis – 086 8520271.
Ministers of the Eucharist, St. Mary’s
Team 3. Vigil – Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir, Mary Diony O’Connor. Team 3. 11.30am – Kitty O’Flaherty, Clár Uí Loingsigh, Pierce Hoare.
New Eucharist Ministers’ lists available in the Sacristy.
Seirbhísí Charúil na Nollag
(1) Ecumenical Choir Service on Sunday 16th Dec. at 7.00 pm at St. James’ Church, Dingle featuring St. Mary’s Choir and guests. No adm charge but a voluntary contribution can be made on the night to Kerry Hospice Foundation. The local committee of KHF would like to thank all who generously supported all fundraisers in 2012 and to wish you all a very happy Christmas and joyful New Year.
(2) Beidh Seirbhís Charúil ar maith le Bunscoil Cheann Trá ar siúl Dé Máirt 18ú Nollaig i Séipéal Naomh Caitlín ar 7:30i.n. Fáilte roimh cách.
CONFESSIONS will be held on Friday 21st of December as follows:
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – 7:00pm
Naomh Muire, Dingle – 7:30pm

Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá Satharn 22ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.

MASSES will be celebrated for Christmas:
Naomh Caitlín – 6:15i.n. Oíche Nollag
10:30am Lá Nollag
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 8:00pm Christmas Eve
10:00am Christmas Day.
Naomh Muire – 7:30pm 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.

Laochra an Chreidimh No.11
St. Juan Diego
Juan Diego was an Indian, probably in his 50’s, when Mary first appeared to him. He is also thought to have been a widower. His native name was Cuauhtlatoazin, which means “one who speaks like an eagle,” suggesting he was a man of authority and wisdom.
On December 9, 1531 (10 years after the Spanish conquest), Mary appeared to him along a country trail near present-day Mexico City and told him to tell the bishop to build a church on that site to replace a pagan shrine. Strikingly, Mary’s features and clothing were Aztec, and she spoke to him in that language.
Juan’s efforts to convince the bishop failed. Finally, in her third appearance, Mary told Juan to take nearby roses (unusual in December) as a sign. Juan put some in his cloak. When he got to the bishop and unfolded the cloak, imprinted on it was the painting of Mary that has become famous.
Juan Diego’s cloak now hangs in a huge basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe built near that site. After nearly 500 years the picture on the cloak shows no sign of deterioration, and artists have been unable to duplicate the combination of materials used in the paint. His Feast day is Dec 9th and Guadalupe is Dec 12th. Juan Diego was canonized on July 31, 2002.
Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2013
In the next week every household will receive a Féilire Eaglasta 2013 and a box of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution. Also included is 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.
Tax can also be claimed back by the Parish for each PAYE taxpayer who contributes over €250 per 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, 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.
Spare 2013 calendars will also be available at the back of the Church for visitors or should you wish to send one to family members living elsewhere.
Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór.
Mission Crib Collections
Dingle Parish Pastoral have decided that this year the Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste will be given to Holy Rosary Sister Áine Garvey’s former Mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Irish Christian Brothers’ Edmund Rice “Beyond 250 Appeal”. Bígí fial.
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 to the parents a copy of the Grapevine / An Fhíniúin in family preparation for our next special liturgy of the 3rd Sun in Ordinary time, Sat/Sun Jan. 26th/27th, please study and discuss together at home.
Making a Good Confession
“Prepare the way of the Lord!” is the great invitation of Advent. We call to mind the call to repentance of John the Baptist who invited the people of his time to recognise the mercy of the Lord and repent of their sins to make themselves ready for the coming of the promised Messiah. As we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas, we too are invited to prepare to receive Him in our midst by celebrating the Lord’s forgiveness and mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This sacrament is given to us so that we might receive the forgiveness of sins which Christ promised us and to help us in our Christian lives as we strive to remove all the obstacles which interfere with our relationship with God and with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
1. Don’t worry
Perhaps it has been a while since your last confession or you find a particular sin especially difficult to confess. Don’t worry! The Lord is delighted that you are coming to him to receive His mercy and forgiveness and priest who is hearing your confession is glad to help you and will do his best to help you confess well. Anything you confess is totally confidential.
2. Make an examination of conscience
Before you come to confession, make an examination of conscience. Prayerfully ask the Lord to help you to remember your sins and to be truly sorry. You may want to use the 10 Commandments as a guide. Reflecting on your relationship with God, with your family, with your friends and neighbours and with material things. Consider how you might do better in future and what concrete things you could do to grow in virtue and holiness.
3. Making your Confession
It helps to begin with a formula – Bless me Father for I have sinned – it is ______ since my last confession, and these are my sins:
Confess the sins that you remember – it can help to begin with the most difficult sin to confess; it will be easier afterwards to mention the rest. If you have difficulty, don’t be afraid to ask the priest for help. He will help you to make a good confession. Place your trust in God – He is your merciful Father and wants to forgive you.
You may conclude your confession by adding I am sorry for these and for all the sins of my past life.
The priest will give you a penance to complete after confession and may have some advice for you to help you be a better Christian. He will then invite you to make an act of contrition, such as the following:
O my God, I thank you for loving me, I am sorry for all my sins for not loving others and for not loving you. Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again.
4. Receiving the Lord’s Forgiveness
The priest will then pray the words of absolution, bless and encourage you – listen attentively and answer Amen!
5. After Confession
Perform your penance and give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and mercy. Ask the Lord’s help to grow in faith, hope and love as you prepare for Christmas.
Buíochas ó chroí to all our Confirmation candidates and their teachers for preparing our 3 Jesse Trees.
Shop Local Buy Irish
Let us all support Employment, Industry and Business in our Community.
“Ar scáth a chéile maireann Pobal Dé.”

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