An Chéad Domhnach Den Aidbhint 28/11/2010
Pray for Tom Dillon, who died in Limerick.
Solas síoraí dá anam.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. John Buckley: 066–9157103.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH
|Mary, Francie and Timmy Lovett, Station Row, CB.
|Jim Sheeran, CB and his son Jim, Garfiney and Waterford.
|All on our November Lists of the Dead.
|Johanna Kennedy-Curran, Green St., CB.
|NO 7.30pm MASS in ST. MARY’S
|Mary, James and deceased members of the Kennedy Family, Ballinasig, CB.
|Eileen Dillon, Green Street, CB.
|Michael and Bridie Graham, Grey’s Lane, CB.
|Deceased members of the Quinn Family, Com, CB.
|Tommy Devane, and Jim O’Keeffe, CB.
|Paudie Garvey, Minard East, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00 pm Friday 10.30 – 11.30am
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am-11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
NAOMH EOIN BAISTE, LIOS PÓIL
|Margaret Kennedy, Banogue, 1ú CB.
|Teddy Galvin, Nottingham, England and late of Aglish, MM.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
NAOMH CAITLÍN, FIONN TRÁ
|Patsy Uí Chléirigh, Báile Móir, CB.
|Cuimhneachán na Marbh.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Weekly Envelopes: €1,337; Cash: €940; Total: €2,277. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for the Education of Priests will be taken up as a second collection this weekend the 27th/28th of Nov. after Communion.
Diocesan Collection for Kerry Youth Service will be taken up next weekend the 4th/5th of December as a second collection after Communion.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
(4ú & 5ú Nollag).
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 4; Collectors’ Team 4; Church Cleaners’ Team 4. Readers: Vigil: Marian O’Sullivan; 9.00a.m. Séamus Ó Ceilleachair ; 11.30a.m. Barbara Prendergast. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane agus Máiread Uí Ghairbhí. Léitheoir: Ristéard Mac Liam. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Marion Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Thursday next the 2nd of Dec. 8pm in the Presbytery.
First Friday Calls as usual next Thursday and Friday. Parishioners who wish to be included are asked to please notify the Clergy.
Maidin Mháirt san Ionad Lae i Lios Póil – Beidh seisiún in Ionad Lae Lios Póil, Mháirt 30ú Samhain 10.30 – 12.00.Beidh cleachtadh, caint, ceol agus caifé ann chomh maith le Grúpa Súgartha. Fáilte roimis thuismitheoirí go speisialta agus tabharfar cabhair d’fhoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge.
Cúram na gCos/Footcare Clinic Friday Dec. 3rd in Ionad Leighis, 9am – 6pm. Ring 087-6495683 for app.
Progressive 31 Card Drive in O’Sullivan’s Pub, Fri 3rd Dec. at 9pm for the new Childcare Facility, Lios Póil.
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th – 16th May, 2011, ex Cork. See notice in Church Porch.
John Henry Newman – Scholar and Saint
Will be the subject of a series of talks given at An Díseart this autumn by Fr. Jim Sheehy at 8pm.
Dec. 1st – Blessed John Henry Newman “Heart Speaks to Heart”. All Welcome.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday the 8th of December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – an all night Vigil in the side Chapel (Nuns’ Chapel) of St. Mary’s, commencing after the Vigil Mass on the 7th. Fáilte roimh cách.
St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal
Collections will be taken up at all Churches on the weekend of 11 & 12 Dec. The Society expects to receive 100,000 requests for assistance between now and Christmas. It is the largest voluntary charitable association in Ireland with a membership of 9,500 volunteers nationwide. For info visit www.svp.ie. NB: Collection Box in St. Mary’s Porch.
“Let us do without hesitation whatever good lies at our hands.” – Bl. Frederic Ozanam, Founder.
WordOnWeb Programme which will be hosted by the Augustinian Community at Orlagh, Dublin 16 beginning next Wednesday. This is an on-line programme which helps to unpack the first stage of the pastoral programme for the Eucharistic Congress. Individuals or groups, can download the resource and can also participate on-line. www.wordonweb.org/wordonweb/Home.html will also be providing resources for Stages II, III and IV of the Congress Preparation Programme.
See Notice in Church Porch
Remembering in November
Builders of Eternity
Isn’t it strange that princes and kings
And clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
And ordinary folks like you and me
Are builders of eternity.
To each is given a bag of tools,
An hour-glass and a book of rules;
And each must build, ere time is flown,
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.
Mass for all named on our Parish November Lists will be celebrated as follows:
Monday in Naomh Muire, Dingle, 7.30pm.
Dé Máirt in Naomh Caitlín, Fionntrá, 7.30pm.
Sursum Corda – Uachtarán na hÉireann
“Dia dhibh go léir a chairde.
While fully respecting the nature of my role, I want to acknowledge the understandable distress and dismay being experienced by people all around the country who feel fearful about their future. We are confronted by massive problems and while so many of our people had no role whatever in creating these problems, each one of us does now have a role in resolving them. In facing up to the present difficulties, there needs to be candour, accountability and debate to ensure that the grave failures of the past are never repeated. I firmly hope that our people, despite their anger, will constructively support one another through this torrid time to renewed confidence, economic growth and prosperity.
Throughout our history, the Irish people have been tried and tested in all sorts of grim ways. We have proven ourselves to be extraordinarily resilient and now we need to draw on that resilience more than ever. We are more than capable of overcoming our present difficulties and it is surely in our best interests to lift our hearts, minds and voices beyond mere recrimination to confronting the stark realities and consequences so that we can put them behind us as quickly as possible. We need to do that for all the individuals, families and communities who are so deeply affected in their daily lives through losing their jobs, reduced household income, renewed emigration, negative equity and the cumulative draining weight of coming to terms with these crisis events. The quicker we can stabilise our finances and return our economy to growth, the sooner we will be able to relieve the distress being experienced on the ground.
Let no-one claim that Ireland is anything less than a great country. Our people are entitled to be defined by much more than this period of economic turmoil. This is a country where community matters to our people, where social inclusion and social justice matters to our people, where people invest their very best in a kaleidoscope of endeavours that build up to a life rich in civic spirit that is the envy of others. In a fragile world where uncertainty is easy to find, I am certain of one thing – the Irish people will rise to this challenge. They will face it down and in a time shorter than we dare to imagine right now, we will be able to say – it was difficult, it hurt, but Ireland got through it.
We also know that more than once in our history we have gone from mess to meitheal to miracle, not simply thanks to the richness of our often overlooked community solidarity, not simply because of our innate resilience as a people but thanks to the original thinkers, the creative minds, the innovators, the polemicists and provocative intelligences that have sustained a culture of the written word, among them four Nobel literary prize winners and a litany of others. Our pride in them consoles us. It fuels our common sense of identity – for this is a public and a civic gathering and, as such, an important acknowledgment that we are not decoupled from community or from a shared and strong commitment to the common good.”
President McAleese at the Irish Book Awards, Mansion House, Dublin, 25th November 2010.
An Aidbhint 2010
Ní fada uainn an Nollaig anois, breithlá Íosa Críost. Bíonn tréimhse ullmhúcháin don Nollaig againn ar a dtugtar an Aidbhint. Nós Aidbhinte is ea Fleasc Aidbhinte a dhéanamh as duilleoga glasa agus í a mhaisiú le coinnle, corcra agus bán dearg.
Seo í an Fhleasc Aidbhinte. Tá cuma chiorclach uirthi, siombail den tsíoraíocht agus de ghluaiseacht na séasúr. Comhartha dóchais is ea na duilleoga glasa agus seasann na coinnle i gcóir cheithre Dhomhnach na hAidbhinte. Dath corcra atá ar thrí cinn, dath an aithreachais agus comhartha áthais is ea an bán dearg.
Ciallaíonn Aidbhint (Advenio sa Laidin) “Teacht” i.e. teacht Chríost as an saol. Bhí muintir Iosrael ag fanacht le teacht Chríost ar feadh ceithre mhíle bliain agus sin é an fáth a mbíonn ceithre Dhomhnach san Aidbhint.
Seo é Crann Ieise, crann teaghlaigh, nó crann ginealaigh Íosa Críost. Léiríonn na pictiúir seo sinsir Íosa i.e. na daoine a chuaigh roimhe ó Ádhamh agus Éabha go dtí Muire, máthair Íosa. Duine díobh siúd ba ea Ieise.
Beannú Fleasc Aidbhinte
Beannaímid fleasc an tséasúir beannaithe seo, ciorcal gan briseadh de láithreacht Dé. Is geall le lámh é sínte amach go fáilteach chúinne agus chun an chine daonna. Solas é don saol go léir. Go labhra an fhleasc seo linn I gcónaí faoi Dhia atá farainn gach lá. Go n-osclaímid doirse ár gcroí do Dhia gach lá dar shaol. Go mbeannaí Dia uilechumhachtach sinn go léir, anois agus i gcaitheamh na hAidbhinte. AMEN
Guímis le Chéile
Soilsíonn coinneal na hAidbhinte ár gcosán in
ainneoin dorchadais an Gheimhridh. An pobal a
bhí ag siúl sa dorchadas, chonaic siad solas
A Thiarna, beannaigh le do mhór-sholas
gach duine atá ag siúl sa dorchadas anois.
Glóir don Athair, agus don Mhac, agus
don Spiorad Naomh. Mar a bhí ar dtús,
mar atá fós, agus mar a bheidh go brách,
le saol na saol. Aimean.
Advent Wreath Blessing
Today we begin preparing to celebrate, with hope filled joy, the coming of the Lord at Christmas. We ask God’s blessing on this wreath of evergreens.
The Word was the real light that gives light to everyone; he was coming into the world, from his fullness, we have, all of us received. John 1:9-16
Let us pray:
Father, all powerful Lord of Light, bless our wreath of evergreens with its candles.
May our Advent be a time of preparation. Help us reflect on the power of light to dispel darkness in our world and in our lives. Touch our hearts with the warmth of your love. May the increasing light of these candles brighten our minds and hearts to be steadfast in faith, joyful in hope and untiring in love, so that we are ready, again to receive in true peace, Jesus, the Light of the World, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.