Fógraí / Newsletter 16th October 2011

An Naoú Domhnach Fiche Saor 16/10/2011

Pray for Msgr. Michael Leahy, former PP of Listowel; Michael Keane, Keel, Castlegregory; Kitty Lehane, Cork, Nee Lynch, late of Kilfountain.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Michael Hussey: 066-7139145.



Sat. 15ú

8.00pm Bridie O’Sullivan, England, CB.

Sun/Domh 16ú

9.00am Eileen McGovern, John St., CB.
11.30am M.P.P.

Mon/Luan 17ú

4.00pm Coláiste Íde
7.30pm Cornelius Brosnan, The Garraí and England, CB.

Tue/Máirt 18ú

7.30pm Fr. Noel Griffin, R.I.P., Main Street.

Wed/Cead 19ú

7.30pm Intinn Pearsanta

Thur/Déard 20ú

10.00am Thomas Danahey and Family in Ireland and USA.

Fri/Aoine 21ú

7.30pm Mossie Martin, Ballybowler, CB.

Sat/Sath. 22ú

8.00pm Mary O’Sullivan, Burnham, CB.










Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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

Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.


Sun/Domh. 15ú

10.00am Molly and John Garvey, Ballinasare, CB.




Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domh. 15ú



Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €986; Cash: €624;

Total: €1,610.   Míle buíochas.

Diocesan Collection for the Propagation of the Faith will be taken up next weekend 22nd/23rd October as a second collection after communion.

Mission Sunday comes only once a year. On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere. World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church’s mission worldwide. “Together in Faith” we can all play an active role in helping more than 1,100 dioceses.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(22ú /23ú Deireadh Fómhar)

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 2; Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.  Readers: 8.00p.m. Pat O’Connor; 9.00a.m. Séamus Ó Ceilleacháir; 11.30a.m. Paddy Browne.

LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Shé agus Treasa Uí Chearbhaill. Léitheoir:

FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Pádraig Firtéar.

Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.

Dues Envelopes

The Autumn and November List Envelopes have been distributed to the Teagmhálaí and will be distributed to homes in the next few days. Buíochas to the Teagmhálaí who distribute them on behalf of the Parish. Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity.

Dingle Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Friday October 21st at 8pm in the Presbytery.


Youth Ministry Training Programme to be held in the Diocese of Kerry, will offer an opportunity for voluntary and professional leaders to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and practical tools needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth in parish, school, college, diocesan and other settings. Details and application forms available from clergy or Bernie McCaffrey, 087-6484367 / www.dioceseofkerry.ie


Coláiste Ìde, An Daingean – Lá oscailte 22ú & 23ú Deireadh Fómhair 12.00 – 5.00i.n. for students who wish to enrol for 2012 and subsequent years. Info. 0669151211.

Sr. Consilio Cuan Mhuire Church gate collection will be taken up thus weekend the 15th/16th October.

Solas na Coinnile Project – Charity Ball in the Earl of Desmond Hotel, Tralee, Sat. Nov. 5th. Info from 066-7121299.

Catholic Grandparents Association

“The Holy Father, Pope Benedict, has requested prayers for the success of the New Evangelizers for the New Evangelization meeting in Rome this weekend (Oct 15-16).

Pope Benedict will celebrate Mass in St Peter’s on Sunday morning and has asked that “at the same time in the parishes and communities throughout the world prayers are offered in order that the Spirit may inspire the Church to find new ways to proclaim the Gospel.”   The Catholic Grandparents Association will be represented at the meeting by Catherine Wiley, CGA Founder and Máire Printer, CGA President.”

Pattern Masses 2011

11.00a.m. Dé hAoine 25ú Samhain – Lá Chaitlíona.


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 Feast of Christ the King on the weekend of 19th/20th November please study and discuss together at home.

Cóineartú / Confirmation 2012

Parish Preparation Programme

All Confirmation candidates together with their parents / guardians are asked to take the front seats at one of next weekend‘s three Parish Confirmation Programme Masses. Copies of our magazine Ár gcóineartú will be distributed at these liturgies.

N. Muire, Dingle:                 11.30am, Sunday Oct. 23rd.

N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil: 10.00am, Sunday Oct. 23rd.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá: 10.30am, Sunday Oct. 23rd.

(Please note Mission Month reflection on next page.)

Spiorad Dé Tharainn



Mission Thanks from the late Fr. Tom Lynch SVD

Kankria, Manpur P.O.,


Dear Fathers Tom and Bernard,

Many thanks for your welcome letter and for the money collected from the crib. It’s the first time the Dingle Parish donated money for our work here. The money will be used to pay for the many patients who can’t afford to pay for medicine and often just die. I help one clinic ten miles away and send many patients there. Another mission hospital who have x-rays etc. is where I send those who need them. Both are run by Nuns and the Sister in charge tells that I am the only one who helps them. So this is how your donation will be spent.

I am close to 80th age and in five weeks time will be 50 years in India. So I have to be satisfied with paying for them.

Since I have left Dingle in 1951 I haven’t been very much back there. I left that year to study forestry in the Government school at Avondale, Co. Wicklow but three years later left the job to join the Divine Word Missionaries. The Ventry parish through its school are, for a very long time helpers of my work. Every Christmas the teacher, Eileen Houlihan, sends a large sum of money for a Christmas meal for all the local people. More than a thousand turn up – all non Christians. This is the main Christmas event here since I myself live alone and the liturgy is mostly private unless some wandering Christians turn up!

So in that way through Ventry parish school and the personal effort of Eileen Houlihan Christmas reaches out to India and the papers wrote that “the Christians are great to share their feast with non Christians people of the area” so in that way already your parish through Ventry especially has reached out to India. So thanks for all this and the crib donations.             

Gratefully yours,

Fr. Tom Lynch S.V.D., (Milltown, Dingle)

Leaba i measc na Naoimh go raibh aige.


The Medical Missionaries of Mary – Buíochas

Dear Fr. Tom,


Hope your travels went well. We had a wonderful weekend in Dingle and had such a marvellous welcome, it was unbelievable.

Please thank all the people, and most especially Fr. Bernard whose help was invaluable and who inspired us so much.

We also had a great experience in Ballyferriter, and would have enjoyed the lovely Kerry landscape if we could have seen it, but we only saw dense mist!!!

I enclose some posters that you might like to put in the churches. As you can see, the people have been extremely generous, donating a total of €3,190, despite the difficult times everyone is experiencing.

Many, many thanks, and may God bless you all,


Sr. Isabella,


P.S. The picture on our poster is Sr. Dr. Maura Lynch operating at Kiltouu Hospital, Uganda, where the beds and furniture from the old Dingle Hospital were sent.

Sruthlú Naomh Muire

To view live video streaming coverage follow the link on http://www.naomhmuire.wordpress.com/video 


Mission Month

We are all invited to pray for the missionary church keeping in mind all missionaries, both lay and religious from our own communities and families. The Kerry Diocesan Mission Commission encourage all our Confirmation candidates to take full interest in Bishop Liam Ó Murchú’s appeal for making a direct contribution to the African School Charity chosen to benefit from the Confirmation children in 2012.

Radio Kerry’s “Just a Thought” for the coming week will be presented by Fr. Tomás.

The RCIA – “Come and See”

For a number of weeks now the RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, has been featuring in the Parish Newsletters of the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area.  Parishioners have been reminded of their baptismal calling to share, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, in the life and mission of Christ.  It is a calling to proclaim the Gospel and share with the world the Good News of God’s generous and unconditional love that, as Catholics, we have been privileged to know and live through the gift of faith.

The Rite stresses that all, as individuals and as members of the Church and faith community in a particular parish or area, have a vital contribution to make to the mission of the Church by being unselfish in sharing the gifts which each one of us has received from God through the Holy Spirit, especially the gift of faith.

The RCIA, therefore, is not just the concern of the priests; nor is it just the concern of the team who have been invited to lead and facilitate the RCIA programme.  It is a shared responsibility.  We are all involved!  In taking this duty, this call to mission, seriously our own faith will be strengthened, our lives will be greatly enriched and so will the life of our communities as we welcome new members and open our lives to the gifts they bring with them.

If you are still wondering what the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is all about and why it should concern you, the RCIA team are providing two evening sessions in the Díseart on:


Tuesday Oct 18th 8.00 to 930pm: The RCIA: The Vision of Vatican II for the Church of the Future.


Tuesday 25th of October 8.00 to 9.30pm: The RCIA: A Challenge to our Church today.


NB: All are welcome to attend. Fáilte roimh cách.

Introducing the New Missal on Nov. 27th

What differences can we expect in November 2011? From 27 November, the First Sunday of Advent, congregations and priests will use the texts of the new edition of the Roman Missal for the celebration of Mass. While the structure, actions and pattern of the Mass will remain the same and the readings will be unchanged, the texts of recited prayers will sound different to our ears. Over time, as the new style of language become familiar to us, it is very much hoped that we will come to appreciate both the richness and depth of our prayer at Mass. (to be continued)

Oilithreacht na Gaeltachta 2012

Tar éis seachtain dar scoth i Lourdes shrois ár grúpa Aerphort Chiarraí slán sábháilte dé Céadaoin seo caite. Bhain na 95 oilthrigh lán shásamh as an dturas spriodálta inar cuimhnímid ar ár mhuintir ‘s comharsan sa bhaile.  “Fé Choimirche Mhuire Sinn”.

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