Fógraí / Newsletter 25th December

Lá Nollag 25/12/2010

Pray for Máire Uí Chiobháin, An Ghráig, Ní Hoare; Tadhg Sugrue, Wilton, Cork and Mastergeehy, Co. Kerry;.   Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.



Fri/Aoine 24ú 7.30pm Christmas Eve – Family Mass.
10.00pm Christmas Eve.
Sat/Sath. 25ú 9.00am Lá Nollaig.
11.30am Christmas Day
Sun/Domh. 26ú 9.00am Mary, Joe, Seamus and Seán Cloherty, CB
11.30am M. P. P.
Mon/Luan 27ú 7.30pm Mossie and Peg Ahern, Ballyristeen, CB.
Tue/Máirt 28ú 10.00am Eileen and John Long, CB.
7.30pm John T. Griffin, Ballinasteenig, CB.
Wed/Cead 29ú 7.30pm Deceased members of the John St. Wren, R.I.P.
Thur/Déard. 30ú 10.00am Áine Griffin, Marian Park, CB.
7.30pm Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown, CB.
Fri/Aoine 31ú 10.00am Kathleen and Mary Theresa Bric, Cathair na Phúca, CB.
Sat/Sath. 1ú 10.00am
7.30pm Martin Graham, Radharc na Mara, 1ú CB.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tues & Wed 10.30am – 7.30 pm Friday 10.30 – 11.30am


Fri/Aoine 24ú 8.00pm Christmas Eve.
Sat/Sath. 25ú 10.00am Christmas Day.
Sun/Domh. 26ú 10.00am Deceased members of the Ferriter Family and Michael Connor, Ballinasare, CB.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Fri/Aoine 24ú 8.00i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Sat/Sath. 25ú 10.30r.n. Lá Nollag.
Sun/Domh. 26ú 10.30r.n.

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,207; Cash: €556; Total: €1,763. Míle buíochas.

Diocesan Collection for the Needs of the Holy Land will be taken up next weekend the 1st and 2nd of January as a second collection after Communion.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(2ú Eanáir).

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 4; Collectors’ Team 4; Church Cleaners’ Team 4. Readers: 7:30pm: Helen Higgins; 9.00a.m. Bernie Budhlaeir; 11.30a.m. Tommy McCarthy.

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

FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Eibhlín Uí Lúing.

Léitheoir: Dónal Ó Ciobháin.

NB: Please note there will be No Vigil Mass on Christmas Day for Sunday 26th.

The Priests of the Parish and all our parishioners are most grateful to all individuals and groups who have helped during the year: – Sacristans, Organists, the Choirs, the Servers, the Cleaners, flower and altar arrangers, crib makers and helpers, the Ministers of the Word and of the Eucharist, collectors, counters, those who distribute the envelopes to your homes; also our housekeeper and secretary. 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 Pastoral Council, the Liturgy groups, the Temperance Hall Committee. Ráth Dé oraibh.

Mission Crib Collections

This year the Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste will be given to local foreign missionaries Fr. Tommy Lynch in India and his brother Fr. Danny Lynch in Paraguay. Both, from Milltown, Dingle work with the world’s poorest in their Divine Word Missions. Bígí Fial.

Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2011

Every household has received, a Féilire Eaglasta 2011 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 if any PAYE taxpayer has contributed over €250. We invite every household to participate in this vital 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 are available at the back of the three Parish Churches.

Spare 2011 calendars are available at the back of the Church for any visitors or should you wish to send one to family members living elsewhere.

Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór.


Dingle Al-Anon – Slí na Sláinte, John St, Monday nights at 8.30pm, for families of problem drinkers.

Teen Spirit: Diocesan Youth Choir is recruiting singers for their new show Information from www.teenspirit.ie or www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome & Assisi led by Bishop Bill Murphy 25th April – 2nd May 2011.

Parish Book Stand

Visit the book stand at the back of St Mary’s for an updated selection of religious and prayer books.

Give a gift of a spiritual nature.

Follow us on Facebook

Visit our parish Facebook Page and ‘like’ us to keep up with what’s happening. Follow the link at http://naomhmuire.wordpress.com/contacts/ or do a Facebook search for ‘Dingle’, ‘Lios Póil’ or ‘Ceann Trá’ to find us.

(1) Oíche Chiúin

Oíche Chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,

cách ‘na suan, dís araon.

dís is dílise ‘s faire le spéir,

Naoín beag gnaoigeal ceannan-tais caomh.

Críost ‘na chodladh go séimh,

Críost ‘na chodladh go séimh.

Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,

aoirí ar dtús chuala an scéal,

alleluia, aingeal ag glaoch,

cantain suairc i ngar is i gcéin,

Críost an Slánaitheoir féin,

Críost an Slánaitheoir féin.

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace
Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

(2) Le Coinnle na n-Aingeal

Le coinnle na n-Aingeal tá an spéir amuigh breachta

Tá fiacail an tseaca sa ghaoth ón gconc

Adaigh an tine is teir chun na leapan

Luífidh Mac Dé ins an tigh seo anocht.

Fágaig’ an doras ar leathadh ina coinne

An Mhaighdean a thiocfaidh is a Naí ar a h-ucht

Deonaigh do shuaimhneas a ligint a Mhuire

Luífidh Mac Dé ins an tigh seo anocht

Bhí soilse ar lasadh i dtigh sin na h-aíochta

Cóiriú gan caoile, bia agus deoch

Do cheannaithe ola, do cheannaithe síoda

Ach luífidh Mac Dé ins an tigh seo anocht.

(Máire Mac a’ tSaoí)

(3) O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him, (3).
Christ the Lord.
O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God’s holy word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him, (3)
Christ the Lord.

NB: Our sincerest gratitude to all engaged in emergency services in our Peninsula – Co. Council workers and the Gardaí, Ambulance, Coastguard and Fire Brigade crews. Because of the adverse weather conditions and holiday forecast we remind and invite all of you to keep a watchful and caring eye out for all our Parishioners who live alone.

“In Helping each other, there is Hope”

As we meet today we are conscious that the recent dramatic events in our national economy have given rise to exceptional levels of fear, anger and disillusionment. Demands for assistance with basic things like food, fuel and clothing from organisations such as St. Vincent de Paul are up as much as 35% from this time last year. In Northern Ireland, the number presenting as homeless has almost doubled in the past six years, while in the Republic it has doubled in the past sixteen years. Organisations working with the homeless are expressing concern about their ability to respond to the level of need. The spectre of high levels of unemployment confronts our nation once again, with its demoralising impact on individuals and communities and the upheaval of emigration facing many Irish families. Large number of people have also become weighed down by unexpected levels of debt, the fear of losing their home, the prospect of losing their job, the dread of their business failing or the impact of cuts to their pay, pension or benefits. In many homes across the country the outward appearance of wealth and comfort mask exceptional levels of anxiety and material need.

Faced with these challenges it would be easy to descend into a culture of negativity, defeatism and despair. While important questions have to be asked about how this situation has arisen, a preoccupation with blame and recrimination alone would be futile and distract from the urgent task of building a more just, sustainable and prosperous future. We believe the inevitable pain of the current situation should be shared justly, with a special concern for the most vulnerable and least well off.

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, St. Paul appeals: “Encourage one another and build one another up… For this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:11,13). As Christians leaders, we echo this call to the Irish people today. As we prepare for the coming of ‘God-with-us’, in the celebration in our ability to work together for the good of all and to address the adverse circumstances that confront our nation at this time. The people of Ireland have always shown resilience when faced with situations of great challenge in the past. We believe in our ability as a nation to address the challenges that confront us now. We also recognise that in an interdependent global economy, addressing our present economic difficulties involves responsible cooperation with European as well as other international governments and institutions. This engagement is part of a wider solidarity in which we participate, both as contributors and recipients, in the development of the global common good. Our current financial circumstances do not remove our responsibility as a nation to provide assistance to others. We express the hope that Ireland will maintain its renowned and respected commitment to international development aid.

Our relationship with God and with each other gives us strength for the future. Prayer and solidartiy are an essential part of hope. In Advent we pray for the coming of one ‘who will reign as true king and be wise, practising honesty and integrity in the land’ (Jer. 23:5).

Part I of Statement on the economic situation in Ireland by the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

World Youth Day 2011 – Interested in being part of the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Madrid, 15th-21st Aug 2011 for 18-35yrs; Contact: Bernie McCaffrey, berniemccaffrey@dioceseofkerry.ie & 088 6484367 or the Parish clergy for more details.