Fógraí / Newsletter 29th November

Bliain an tSagairt

An Chéad Domhnach den Aidbhint: 29/11/2009

Pray for Tim Moriarty, Mullagh, Cloghane and New Jersey; Gerard Corbett, The Square, Tralee.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call Sun – Mon Morning for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh, 066-9151208.



Sat/Sath. 28ú


John Paul and Kitty McDonnell, Lough, CB.

Sun/Domh. 29ú


Jim Sheeran, Garfiney and Waterford and his son Jim, CB.


Missa Pro Populo

Mon/Luan 30ú


Coláiste Íde


Holy Souls.

Tue/Máirt 1ú


Special Intention.


William and Johanna O’Hanlon, Marian Park, CB.

Wed/Cead 2ú


Eileen Dillon, Green Street, CB.

Thu/Déard. 3ú


Nora Ashe, Grey’s Lane, CB.


Ann and Mickey Hennessy, CB.

Fri/Aoine 4ú


Thomas Sheehy, Ballintaggart, CB.


Tommy Devane & Jim O’Keeffe, CB.

Sat/Sath. 5ú


Mike, Kathy and Josie Sayers, CB.


Philomena O’Connor, Cluais Móir, 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.


Sun/Domh. 29ú


Tim Devane, Glen Minard, MM.

Fri/Aoine 4ú


Mary O’Sullivan, The Mall, MM.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Sun/Domh. 29ú


Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,067; Cash: €769;

Total: €1,836. Míle Buíochas.

Diocesan Collection for Youth Service will be taken up next weekend 5th and 6th of Dec. as a second collection after Communion.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(5ú/6ú & 7ú/8ú Nollaig).

DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 4, Collectors’ Team 4, Church Cleaners’ Team 4. Readers: Vigil: Paddy Brown; 9.00a.m. Séamus Ó Ceilleachair; 11.30a.m. Margaret Sheehy. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan & Donncha Ó Súilleabháin. Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Caitlín Uí Mhurchú. Léitheoir: Phil Uí Chatháin.

Next Friday is the First Friday: Calls as usual on Thursday and Friday. Parishioners who wish to be included please contact Tigh na Sagart 915 1208.

St. John’s, Castle St., Tralee organ recital 7th Dec after 7pm Vigil Mass by Rolf Henry Kunz.

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney Celebration of Remembrance for those touched by Suicide, Sunday 6th December at 4pm. See Posters in Porch.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday the 8th of December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – an all night Vigil will be held in the side Chapel (Nuns’ Chapel) of St. Mary’s, commencing immediately after the Vigil Mass on the 7th. Fáilte roimh cách.


Holy Souls – The final November Mass of the Dead will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church on Monday at 7:30pm remembering all those named by you in our Parish November Lists.

This week, the readings and Prayers of the Faithful will be read by Scoláirí ó Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.

We thank all of you who have been actively participants in our sixteen November liturgies. Our Liturgy Groups are particularly indebted to all who prepared and presented our well attended celebrations. An Canónach Tomás agus An tAthair Bearnard sincerely thank you for your November Offerings together with all our generous meitheal of teagmháilí who distributed them personally to all the homes in Ceann Trá, Lios Póil agus Dingle.

Spiritual Reading for Advent

The Spiritual Meaning of Advent and Christmas;

The New Companion to Advent and Christmas;

Advent and Christmas with the Saints;

Christmas Novena with Pope Benedict XVI.

All available in Bookstand at back of St. Mary’s.

Pathways to God – Autumn in An Díseart

A series of talks on some of the great Mystics of the Church & their writings will be held at An Díseart on Wed. 8 – 9.30pm by Fr. Jim Sheehy.

2nd Dec. – Thomas Merton.

The talks will be followed by discussion and a brief liturgy and light refreshments. Free – Donations to An Díseart would be appreciated.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service Blood Donor Clinic will take place in the Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Dé Luain 30ú Samhain 5pm – 8pm.

Sr. Agnes would like to say Míle Buíochas to all who contributed and helped organise the recent Church Gate collection in aid of Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald’s Cuan Mhuire Rehabilitation centres.

West Kerry Primary Care Teams’ Heart Health Awareness Wed eve 2nd Dec, 6.30-9.00 Skellig Hotel.

St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal

Collections will be taken up at all Churches on the weekend of 12 & 13 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.


Next Confirmation Parish Preparation Liturgy weekend is Sat./Sun. 12th/13th of December with the preparation and dressing of our 3 Advent Jesse Trees.

Do This In Memory – Déanaigí  É Seo i gCuimhne

Next Parish Preparation Liturgy weekend is Sat./Sun. 19th/20th of December.


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


Soilsíonn coinneal na hAidbhinte ár gcosán in

ainneoin dorchadais an Gheimhridh. An pobal a

bhí ag siúl sa dorchadas, chonaic siad solas

mór. A Thiarna, beannaigh le do mhór-sholas

gach duine atá ag siúl sa dorchadas anocht.

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.

Scoil Iognáid Rís

Tá Máire Bean Uí Fhlaithimh, príomhoide, Scoil Iognáid Rís ag eirí as an mhúinteoireacht tar éis 37 bliain, 1972-2009. Beidh oíche cheiliúradh ar an Aoine, 4ú lá de mhí na Nollag in Óstán Benners ag 8.00i.n. Ceol agus craic. Fáilte roimh cách.

Máire Bean Uí Fhlaithimh, principal, Scoil Iognáid Rís, is retiring from teaching after 37 years, 1972-2009. A night of celebration will be held in Benner’s Hotel on Friday, 4th of December 2009 at 8p.m. Ceol agus craic. All are welcome.

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

Jack Liston, Ballinvounig;

Niall Ó Sé, Árd an Bhóthair;

Jessie Lynch, Garfiney;

Robert Ingram-Flahive, Ballynane, Annascaul;

Caoimhe Ní Mhuircheartaigh, An Gróbh;

Rebecca Smyth, Árd na Gréine.

Marriages: We congratulate the following who were married in our Parish during September, October and November:

Joe Begley, Baile an bFiunnúrach agus Doireann Ní Sheaghdha, Baile Beag;

Paul Dowd, Garfiney and Lynda Murphy, Strand Street;

Paul Khoo Australia and Mary Griffin, Malahide.

Thomas Norman, Essex and Emma Fitzgerald, Dorset, U.K.

“Fé choimirce an Teaghlaigh Naofa iad.”

Our Bishop’s Statement on Murphy Report

A Phobail Dé,

I am deeply saddened and shamed by the content of the Judge Murphy report into child sexual abuse by priests in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  I want to offer my sincere sympathy and regret to those who have experienced child sexual abuse, even though I realise I can never fully understand the depth of their suffering and pain.  The report documents evil and criminal activity and highlights a dreadful failure to respond to it appropriately.

I renew my appeal to all who were sexually abused by clergy to come forward if they have not already done so.  I assure them that they will be treated with respect and dignity.

The Diocese of Kerry is fully committed to safeguarding children and young people.  We have put in place policies, procedures and personnel, in every parish, to see to it that children and young people are cared for as they participate in the various Church activities  in their parish.

As we begin the season of Advent, a time of repentance and hope, I pray for healing for all who have been hurt and betrayed by the failings of the Church.

+Bill Murphy

Bishop of Kerry

Prayers of the Faithful

1.    Lord, we pray for all who have been   abused – that they may find healing.        Lord hear us

Lord hear us

2.    Lord, we pray for all in our community who care for and work with children and young people – that they may act in love at all times.                                       Lord hear us

3.    Lord, we pray for all young people – that our communities may be safe places where they dare to share their dreams, have their hopes nurtured and are allowed to grow to their full potential.    Lord hear us

4.    We pray for all those affected by the recent flooding throughout Ireland; that they may receive the support they need to overcome their current difficulties and for the courage and strength to rebuild their lives.                                        Lord hear us

5.    We pray in thanksgiving for the women and men of the emergency services and relief agencies; that they may continue to carry out their work safely and effectively.

Lord hear us

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