Fógraí / Newsletter 26th December

Féile an Teaghlaigh Naofa


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

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



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/Déard30ú 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.

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. (2)

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. (2)

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) 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.

World Youth Day 2011

If you are interested in being part of the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain from 15th-21st August 2011 for young people between 18 and 35; Contact: Bernie McCaffrey, at 088 6484367 or berniemccaffrey@dioceseofkerry.ie

or any of the Parish clergy for complete details.

Baptisms: We welcome into the Catholic Church the following children who were baptised in our Parish during October, November and December:

Cáit Máire Bric, Ceathrú a’ Phúca, Ceann Trá;

Joe Niall O’Connor, Sandymount, Dublin;

Cillian Pádraig Ó Dálaigh, Cluain Árd, Dingle;

Calam Seosamh Ó Loingsigh, An Choill;

Siún Kate Ní Ghrifín, Baile an Istínigh, Lios Póil;

Marriages: We congratulate the following who were married in our Parish during November and December:

Rosarie Galvin, Carhoo West, Burnham and

Kevin Skerry, Ard na Mara, Dingle.

Anne Marie Griffin, Lisdorgan, Lios Póil and

Micheál Griffin, Kilfountain, Dingle.

Claire O’Grady, Rochestown, Cork and

John Hickey, Rochestown, Cork.

Fiona Fitzgerald, Kilcolman, Ceann Trá agus

Micheál Dowd, Garfinney, Dingle.

Lorraine de Lacy, Ballymacelligott and

Seamus Cahalan, Norwood, Nenagh.

“In Helping each other, there is Hope”

One of the strongest grounds for hope is that Ireland is blessed with people of extraordinary generosity, good neighbourliness and social concern. Knowing that someone cares, that someone is willing to listen and help can mean as much to a person or family in financial distress as the help they receive with material needs. There is no substitute for good neighbourliness and human friendship. We take this opportunity to appeal for a new mobilisation of good neighbourliness and practical care for others in our local communities, of people giving generously of their time and talents as well as their money and goods to tackle poverty and social exclusion. We ask people to become involved in the many Parish organisations, such as the local Society of St. Vincent de Paul, that provide vital support to those enduring hardship as part of the Christian mission of a Parish community. Mindful of the practice of the early Church of the sharing of goods so that no-one was in need (Acts 2:44), we ask individuals and parishes to reflect on how they can contribute to a practical ‘ communion of goods’ at this time, sharing with others not only money but also food, clothing and other material goods they are not using or have to spare.

The elderly are among the most vulnerable in any community. Spending time with the elderly and ensuring that they are safe, warm and receiving sufficient food and other necessities is also a vital expression of our Christian neighbourliness and solidarity.

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).

On 2nd January 2011, the first Sunday of the New Year, the Gospel of St. John will proclaim that the ‘light has come into the world, the true light that gives light to everyone’, a light which the darkness has not overcome. We ask Parishes across the country, North and South, to dedicate this first Sunday of the New Year to prayer for the needs of our whole island at this time. We ask them to pray for politicians, civil servants, economists and those who order our commercial, economic and financial life that they will receive the wisdom and courage to build our economic future on the principles of justice, solidarity and the common good with a particular concern for the vulnerable and the poor. Christian leaders will be coming together to plan additional days of prayer across the island in the months ahead. We encourage the political community itself and all Irish citizens to rally the human, social, intellectual and spiritual resources of our country in a united effort to build our financial economy and ensure it achieves its human and social ends.

In responding constructively to the present crisis we have an opportunity to build an economy in which profit and growth are at the service of people, an economy which brings benefit to all our citizens, especially the children of our nation, the elderly and the most vulnerable. As Ireland prepares to host the Fiftieth International Eucharistic Congress in 2012, let us acknowledge our urgent need for ‘Communion with Christ and with one another’, the theme of the Congress. It is in such communion and solidarity that there is real cause for hope.

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

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