This Advent, you are invited to take a line of God’s Word from the Sunday reading, to pray with it on Sunday and to act out that Word daily in your own life during the following week.
4th Sun of Advent: ‘Blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’
Dec 24th Mon: Take time today to recall where God has fulfilled his promise to you;
Christmas Day: Enjoy the gift of God’s Son, Emmanuel,
God-with-us! …. today and for always.
OUR CHRISTMAS MASSES TIMES
We invite all the young children to bring the Infant Jesus from your Family Crib to the 6.00pm Vigil Mass for a special blessing.
Naomh Muire – 6:00pm Christmas Eve Family Mass.
Naomh Caitlín – 7:30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 8:00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Muire – 9.00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 10:00am Christmas Day.
Naomh Caitlín – 10:00am Lá Nollag.
Naomh Muire – 11:30am Christmas Day.
Beannachtaí na Nollag / Christmas Greetings
Wishing all our parishioners and visitors a holy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for the New Year. Beannachtaí an Linbh Íosa i mBeithil.
Word of Appreciation
I would like to thank our volunteers in our parish ministries and services. Their dedication is inspiring and selfless in spirit. Each person brings his/her own time and talent in serving our community. In particular I would like to mention Sacristans, Organists, the Choirs, the Servers, the Cleaners, Flower and Altar Arrangers, Crib Makers and Helpers, the Secretary, the Ministers of the Word and of the Eucharist, Collectors, Counters, those who distribute the envelopes to your homes. We wish to thank all Teachers in the Parish and all the Voluntary Groups who do so much for the community – The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary, the Pioneers, the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee, the Liturgy group, the Temperance Hall Committee and Adoration Committee.
Everyone lives in some shadow or darkness in life. It is hard to avoid difficulties and circumstances that don’t go our way. They often come to us unexpectedly and at a time we least expect. But we don’t have to live in these shadows forever. The message of Christmas is all about light and a call towards light, hope and new beginnings in our own lives. We can be afraid of many things but there are no grounds to be afraid of God’s light. The many Christmas lights on display are doing their best to brighten up our dark winter evenings. But only God’s light can penetrate the darkest corners. This Christmas the invitation is to be open to God’s light, whether it’s a little chink or a big beam. It’s not about how much or how little, but all about being open to it.
Pray for Helen Sweeney, (nee Moriarty), Callan, Co. Kilkenny and late of Holy Ground; Ita McCarthy, (nee McDonnell), Upper Main Street; Máire Uí Mhurchú (Ní Chiobháin) ós Na Ráithínneacha, Fionntrá a cailleadh i Meiriceá; John (JP) Kelly, Caltra, Co. Galway.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – AN CEATHRÚ DOMHNACH DEN AIDBHINT
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 22ú 8.00pm 1. Mary Fitzgerald, An Ghróbh, MM.
2. Bridget and Pat Sheehy, The Quay.
3. Fr. Leo O’Sullivan and Pat Nash, Glens.
4. Joan Devane, Ballyeightra and her parents Hannah and Michael.
Sun 23ú 11.30am Vincent and Brian Houlihan, Avondale and deceased members of the Houlihan and Kerrisk Families.
Mon 24ú 10.00am An Díseart
6.00pm Christmas Eve – Family Mass.
9.00pm Christmas Eve.
Tue 25ú 11.30am Christmas Day.
Céad 26ú 7.30pm NO MASS in Church – Mass at 11am in Hospital.
Déar 27ú 10.00am Mary, Joe, Seamus and Sean Cloherty.
Fri 28ú 7.30pm Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown.
Sat 29ú 8.00pm 1. Kathleen Lynch, (nee O’Connor) Goat St., 1ú CB.
2. Maidhc agus Eibhlín Uí Mhóráin agus Muintir Uí Mhóráin atá imithe ar shlí na firinne.
3. Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Cahernapuka.
4. Deceased members of the Lynch and Murtagh Families.
5. Margaret, James and Patrick Kennedy, Banogue.
Sun 30ú 11.30am Hannah Kelliher, John Street.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 22ú 6.15i.n.
Luain 24ú 7.30i.n Oíche Nollag.
Máirt 25ú 10.00r.n. Lá Nollag
Sath 29ú 6.15i.n. Kathleen and Mary Teresa Brick, Cahernapuka.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 23ú 10.00am Seán Brosnan, Doonties.
Luain 24ú 8.00pm Oíche Nollag.
Máirt 25ú 10.00am Lá Nollag
Sun 30ú 10.00am Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur, his parents Mike & Peggy, sisters Pat Brosnan & Maura Griffin and his brother Seán.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am. Adoration: Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon.
No Adoration Tuesday and Wednesday, December 25th/26th and January 1st.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,047; Cash: €737. Total: €1,784. Míle buíochas.
Annual Christmas Dues
Christmas Dues will be taken up as a special collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This collection is to support your Priest’s salary. Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues are available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
NB: If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Teach na Sagart for Dues and Dingle Parish for Parish.
Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity.
Christmas Crib Appeal
Míle buíochas to all who have put up the Cribs in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will go to the Order of Malta Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem and to Arlington Lodge, Tralee, Kerry’s only temporary supported homeless facility. Your support for these 2 very worthy causes would be greatly appreciated.
DINGLE: 6.00pm: Elaine O’Connor, Mary Devane, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir Maura Flahive, Christine O’Connor, Pauline Sheehy and Kathleen Sheehy.
9.00pm: Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí Shíthigh, Máire Uí Chonchúir, Ann O’Connor, Bernie Budhlaeir agus Blandina O’Connor. 11:30am Anne Curran, Elaine Hillard, Helen Ferris and Barbara Prendergast. Collectors: 6.00pm: Micheál Ó Móráin, Séamus Kelliher, Tom Browne and Gearóid O’Connor. 9.00pm: Séamus Kelliher, Tom Browne and Tom Moriarty. 11.30am: John Brosnan, Michael O’Connor, Seán O’Sullivan and Seán O’Sullivan. Church Cleaners’ Team 4. Readers: 6.00pm: Jason Sheehy. 9.00pm: Bernie Budhlaeir. 11.30am: Barbara Prendergast.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: 8.00pm: Máire Uí Shé agus Theresa Uí Chearbhaill; 10.ooam: Marie Uí Ghrifín agus Máire Uí Ghealbháin.
LÉITHEOIRÍ: 8.00pm: Pádraig Ó Conchúir agus Hannah Ní Dhubháin. 10.00am: Marie Ní Dheargáin.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. 7.30i.n: Siobhán Uí Shé;
10.00r.n.: Breandán Ó Ciobháin. LÉITHEOIRÍ: 7.30i.n. Phil Uí Chatháin. 10.00r.n. Cáit Ní Chatháin
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí Shíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: 8.00pm. Pat O’Connor. 11.30am Tommy McCarthy. LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Gháirbhí. LÉITHEOIR: Muintir Uí Bhrosnacháin. FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Nóirín Uí Rocháin. LÉITHEOIR: Liam Ó Rocháin.
Samaritans Annual Church gate collection will be take place on 24th/25th of December.