Fógraí / Newsletter 17th July

An Séú Domhnach Déag Saor 17/7/2011

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Bernard Healy: 066-9151208.



Sat. 16ú

8.00pm Nora and James Quinn, Doonshean, CB.

Sun/Domh 17ú

9.00am Pat Hennessy, CB.
11.30am M. P. P.

Mon/Luan 18ú

7.30pm Eileen O’Connor, Station Row, CB.

Tue/Máirt 19ú

10.00am Nicholas O’Connor, Maum an Oraigh, Ceann Trá, CB.
7.30pm NO 7.30pm Mass in St. Mary’s8.00pm: Mass in Reilig Killdrum

Wed/Cead 20ú

7.30pm Fr. Ruairí O’Connor, CssP, CB, Kenya and deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Farrancantillon.

Thur/Déard 21ú

10.00am Special Intention.
7.30pm Owen Keane, Cluais Móir, CB.

Fri/Aoine 22ú

10.00am Agnes Gibbons, The Mall, CB.
7.30pm Deceased members of the Ó Siochrú and Conneely Families, CB.

Sat/Sath. 23ú

10.00am Morgan and Pat Powderly, nee Gibbons, The Mall, CB.
8.00pm John and Hannah Garvey, Marian Park, and Bridge Moriarty, Ballinahow, 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. 17ú

10.00am Mary and Michael Manning, Emilough and deceased members of the Manning Family, CB.




Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domh. 17ú

10.30r.n. Michael and Eileen Long, and daughter Nuala O’Reilly, Cork, CB.


Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,388; Cash: €972;

Total: €2,360. Míle buíochas. Dioc Collection for the Sick and Retired Priests €3,803 received to date.

National Trócaire Collection for the Horn of Africa will be taken up next weekend 24th/25th July after Communion as a 2nd Collection.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(23ú / 24ú Iúil)

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1; Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1.  Readers: 8.00p.m. Paddy Browne; 9.00a.m. Séamus Ó Ceilleacháir; 11.30a.m. Angus Moncur. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Ellen Uí Ghrifín. Léitheoir: Risteard Mac Eoin. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Tracey Sheehy. Léitheoir: Scoláirí Samhraidh.

Pilgrimage: Oilithreacht na Gaeltachta go Lourdes West Kerry Pilgrimage 7th – 12th Oct. 2011. Contact Galvin’s Travel Agency tel. 066-9151409; fax 066-9152156 or email mauricegalvinstravel@eircom.net

Pattern / Open Air Cemetery Masses 2011

8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 19ú Iúil – Reilig Killdrum.

8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 26ú Iúil  – Reilig Cinn Aird.

8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 2ú Lúnasa – Reilig Garfinney. 8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 9ú Lúnasa – Reilig na hEaglaise.

8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 16ú Lúnasa – Reilig Ráithín a’ Thuaidh.

7.30p.m. Dé Luain 29ú Lúnasa – Patrún na Mináirde, Tobar Eoin Baiste.

10.00a.m. & 7.30p.m. Déardaoin 8ú Meán Fómhair – Lá Mhuire an Daingean.

4.00p.m. Déardaoin 29ú Meán Fómhair – Tobar Mhichíl.

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


Diaconate – Applicant must be between 35 –60 for married men and 25 – 60 for single men. Contact Fr. Eoin Mangan Tel: 0872401201;  eoin@mangan.com 

Do you feel called to the Priesthood?

Contact Vocation Director – Fr. Liam Lovell 087-1640967  or email: liam.lovell@yahoo.ie

Live Streaming Video from St Mary’s

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


Pioneers Association West Kerry: Any members who are entitled to Silver or Gold Pins or who wishes to become a member, please give names to Sr. De Sales 066-9151194 or Kathleen Sheehy 087-6643152.

Dingle Historical Society: A lecture by Ryle Dwyer on De Valera, Collins and the Civil War in An Díseart, Green Street, on Friday, 22nd July at 8.00pm. Fáilte roimh cách.

West Kerry Agricultural Show

The 46th annual Agricultural Show takes place on Sunday 17th July in the Mart Grounds at 1.30pm.

Prizes to the value of €20,000 – Classes of Cattle, Horses, Ponies and Sheep. Arts & Crafts, Cookery, Cakes, Jams, Horticulture, Banna Cheoil Dingle Fife and Drum Band, Sheep Dog Trials, Pet Dog Show, Rinceoirí, Bonny Baby Competition, Best Dressed Lady and Gent, Granny Gaelach, etc.

Visiting or Retired Priests’ Dinner

Bishop Liam Ó Murchú extends an invitation to annual dinner for Priests who are at home from abroad which will be held in the parish centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Tuesday July 26th at 6.30pm. An invitation is also extended to priests who have retired from abroad and are now living in Ireland. Please contact 064-6631168 by Friday the 22nd of July.

MS Ireland: Míle buíochas do gach duine a bhí comh flaithiúil agus cabhrach ag an maidin caife a bhí ar siúl sa Oifig an Phoist, Ceann Trá do MS Ireland. We collected €753.76. Heartfelt thanks for your support.

Fómhar na Farraige / Fómhar na Feirme

11.30am Sunday July 31 Fómhar na Farraige;

11.30am Sunday July 31 Fómhar na Feirme;


Blessing of Graves at St. James Church, Main Street on Saturday next July 23rd at 5pm, followed by a Heritage Walk conducted by archaeologist Lar Dunne. Refreshments afterwards. Fáilte roimh cách.


New Ambulance Blessing

At Sunset all those who had friends suffering from diseases of one kind or another brought them to Jesus, and laying his hands on each he cured them.

(Luke 4:40)

Let us pray:

God of all consolation, your son Jesus went about healing all manner of diseases: continue his work today through the hands of those who work for the sick. Give them knowledge and wisdom, patience and sympathy; and make fruitful their ministry. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us pray:

Send your blessing, Lord God,

Upon doctors, nurses and the crew of this new ambulance serving the people of Corca Dhuibhne.

Enable them to make progress against disease and illness, to ease the sufferings of the afflicted,

And to encourage healthy living.

May the gifts you have given them

Be used to restore the ill to health so that they may again work for your greater glory.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us pray:

God, our Father, you have called us to share in your work of creation. We ask your blessing upon this ambulance and upon all who will use it.

May they travel in safety to their journey’s end.

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Introducing the New Missal

From the 1st Sunday of Advent, November 27th 2011, there will be a New Missal for use at Mass throughout the English speaking world. It contains some changes to the people’s parts of the Mass.

What should we, as a faith community, reflect on as we prepare to use the new Missal?

We have been praying our current texts for over thirty-five years. Moving to new texts will be a challenge and will require that we exercise patience and support for one another. Priests and people, musicians and other involved in preparing the liturgy all need to work together to make the change as easy as it can be.

Ultimately we need to remember that the words of our liturgy are crucial – we pray as we believe. But when we pray the Mass we do more than recite words – those words are recited in the context of all the actions, symbols and people of the liturgy. As we work towards implementing the changes, may we keep in mind the bigger task of which the words of the Missal are a part: namely, the Mystery of our Faith, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ made present for us in the Eucharist.

Trócaire Appeal for the Horn of Africa

Bishop Bill Murphy has written to all parishes in advance of the forthcoming Trócaire appeal.

Dear Father,

You will be aware of the heightening crisis in Somalia, Ethopia and Kenya, where famine is emerging because of a failure in the seasonal rains over the past two years. Now up to 12 million people are at immediate risk, more than half of them children. Over one thousand a day are moving from Somalia into camps in Northern Kenya.

Trócaire has been engaged with this crisis from their offices in Nairobi, Northern Kenya and Ethiopia, for the past two years. A national collection will be taken up at all Masses on 23rd and 24th July. Trócaire will arrange national advertising in the preceding week to support this appeal. Despite the severe economic circumstances in the country people are asked to respond to the appeal in accordance with their own means.

Your sincerely,

+ Bill Murphy

RCIA Launched in Corca Dhuibhne

The parishes of the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area – Annascaul, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Castlegregory and Dingle announced the launch of their joint RCIA programme this weekend. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the programme of preparation for preparing interested non-baptised adults and non-Catholic Christians for full membership of the Catholic Church.

It was the 2nd Vatican Council that called for the establishment of the RCIA and the programme has its roots in the early days of Christianity when the majority of those entering the Church were adults seeking baptism.  The preparation of these adults was not just the job of the clergy, but a process involving the whole Church community. Similarly, the RCIA is not simply a course of instruction or teaching, but aims to be a process of initiation gradually introducing interested enquirers to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and the life, teaching and practices of the Catholic Church. To assist in this process, a small group of people – Sheila O’Donnell, Geraldine O’Mahony, Barbara Prendergast and Fr Jim Sheehy – has been meeting since the start of the year.  Their responsibility will be to help and guide those interested on the journey of enquiry. Their role is not so much that of experts capable of supplying ready-made answers, but of being fellow-travellers on the same road who are willing to offer support, guidance and understanding as the enquirer deepens his or her own understanding of the faith.

The RCIA is unfamiliar territory for many Irish parishes, but is a central part of parish life in other parts of the world. Fr Jim brings his experience of ministry in England where the programme is well-established and it might surprise Irish Catholics to learn that through the RCIA programmes in parishes across the United States of America more than 100,000 adults were welcomed into the Catholic Church last year. Because the parish itself has a role in supporting enquirers, welcoming new members and in giving witness to the Christian way of life, the establishment of the RCIA programme by the parishes of Corca Dhuibhne is a response to Christ’s words “Go out and spread the Good News” and shows the conviction that the message of Christ is not a burden, but something life-giving that the parishes wish to share.  It is only by extending an invitation to “come and see” that the Christian community can be enriched and become more truly the “Body of Christ”. The launch of the RCIA is therefore an invitation – an invitation to those who might be interested in the Church and Christ’s Gospel to contact any of their local parish clergy for more information. It is also an invitation to Catholics to pray for the success of the programme and bring it to the attention of anyone they know who would be interested in finding out about the Catholic faith.  Rath Dé ar an obair.

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