Fógraí / Newsletter 25th Dedember

Lá Nollag 25/12/2011

Pray for Seán Hussey, Malahide, Co. Dublin and late of Dykegate Lane; Sr. M. Cecilia Griffin, Mercy Convent, Ballonagh, Tralee and Coláiste Íde; Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, Bré agus Brugh na nDéise, Co. Luimnigh.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás Ó hIcheadha: 066 – 9156499.



Sat. 24ú


Christmas Eve – Family Mass.


Christmas Eve – M.P.P. for the Community

Sun/Domh 25ú


Lá Nollag – MPP Intinn an Phobail.


Christmas Day – MPP for the Community

Mon/Luan 26ú


Deceased members of the Dillon and O’Connor Families, CB.

Tue/Máirt 27ú


John Paul McDonnell, Lough, CB.


Gerard O’Connor, Carhunapuka, 1ú CB.

Wed/Cead 28ú


Peig and Mossie Aherne, Ballyristeen, CB

Thur/Déard 29ú


Eileen and John Long, CB.


John T. Griffin, Ballinasteenig, CB.

Fri/Aoine 30ú


Áine Griffin, Marian Park, CB.


Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown, CB.

Sat/Sath. 31ú


Deceased members of the Sráid Eoin Wren.


Mary Rose Murphy, Main St., 1ú CB.

Sun/Domh 1ú


Mary, Joe, Seamus & Seán Cloherty, CB.



Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.

St Mary’s: Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00pm

Friday 10.30 – 11.30am.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.



Sat/Sath. 24ú


Christmas Eve – M.P.P. for the Community.

Sun/Domh. 25ú


Christmas Day – MPP for the Community.

Sun/Domh 1ú


Tommy and Nellie Evans, Minard E., CB.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Sath. 24ú


Oíche Nollag – MPP Intinn an Phobail.

Domh. 25ú


Lá Nollag – MPP Intinn an Phobail.

Domh. 1ú


Intinn Speisialta.

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,178; Cash: €699;Total: €1,877.   

Míle buíochas.


Mission Crib Collections

This year the Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste will be given to Franciscan missionary Fr. Billy Lovett, who is ministering in Marble Ray, South Africa and Presentation Sr. Mary (Gregory) Lucey, formerly of Presentation Convent Dingle, in Zambia. Bígí fial.

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 araon.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(31ú Nollaig/1ú Eanáir)

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 4; Collectors’ Team 4; Church Cleaners’ Team 4.  Readers: Vigil: Ciara O’Connor; 9.00a.m. Séamus Ó Ceilleacháir; 11.30a.m. Barbara Prendergast. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendeville and Bridget Prendeville.  Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir    FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin.

Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2012

All households should have received, in recent days, the Féilire Eaglasta 2012 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.

Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues which help make up the clergy’s salaries will be available at the back of the three Parish Churches.

Spare 2012 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.


Samaritans: Annual Church gate collection will be taken up on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Polish Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Monday, 26th December at 12 noon for members of the Polish community.


TG4 Jig Gig 2011

Comhghairdeas to National Champion David  Geaney, Main Street, to his family and dancing teachers.

Our Parish on the Internet

Our internet video stream Sruthlú Naomh Mhuire can be found at http://naomhmuire.wordpress.com/video

Our parish website is updated with our parish newsletter every Saturday and can be found at http://naomhmuire.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DingleParish

Beannachtaí na Nollag to all our exiles, friends and missionaries.

The Kerry Christmas Carol

Brush the floor and clean the hearth,

And set the fire to keep,

For they might visit us tonight

When all the world’s asleep.


Don’t blow the tall white candle out

But leave it burning bright,

So that they’ll know they’re welcome here

This holy Christmas night.


Leave out the bread and meat for them,

And sweet milk for the Child,

And they will bless the fire that baked

And, too, the hands that toiled.


For Joseph will be travel-tired,

And Mary pale and wan,

And they can sleep a little while

Before they journey on.


They will be weary of the roads,

And rest will comfort them,

For it must be many a lonely mile

From here to Bethlehem.


O long the road they have to go,

The bad mile with the good,

Till the journey ends on Calvary

Beneath a Cross of wood.


Leave the door upon the latch,

And set the fire to keep,

And pray they’ll rest with us tonight

When all the world’s asleep.  (Sigerson Clifford)



Blessing of the Infant Child

Heavenly Father,

As we wonder and hesitate to believe, like the shepherds of Bethlehem, fill our hearts with joy, as we recognise in this helpless babe the revelation of your love, a new radiant vision of your glory.

Filled with wonder at the nearness of our God in Mary’s newborn child, may we now offer him our praise, worship and thanksgiving and give him the love and loyalty of our hearts. Amen.

Blessing of the Crib

We pray, Father, that you bless this crib.

May it inspire all who pass by with the memory of your love.

May it brighten the hearts of our people and lighten their burden.

You have already done so much for us;

may the memory of this open our hearts for your Son, and for all your children in need.

Bless us with the peace the angels announced.

Teach us to recognize your Son as the shepherds did.

May the light of your word guide us to him,

as the star guided the wise men;

make us generous with the gifts you have given us,

just as the wise men were generous.

Teach us to ponder all these things in our hearts, as Mary did.

May we look forward with even greater joy to the day when Jesus will come again, so that the whole world may see the glory you have given him. He now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen














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