Fógraí / Newsletter 2nd January 2011

An Dara Domhnach Tar Éis na Nollag


Pray for Sr. Basil, Presentation Convent, Tralee and Dingle; Mary Rose Murphy, Upper Main St.; Dr. Micheál Ó Fionnáin, An Choill; Gerard O’Connor, Carhunapuka; Dr. Mick Brosnan, London and Moyvane.   Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh: 066–9151208.



Sat/Sath. 1ú 7.30pm Martin Graham, Radharc na Mara, 1ú CB.
Sun/Domh. 2ú 9.00am Kathleen & Thomas Lovett, Strand St, CB
11.30am M. P. P.
Mon/Luan 3ú 7.30pm James Dowd, Garfinney, CB.
Tue/Máirt 4ú 10.00am Deceased members of the White and O’Mahony Families, CB.
7.30pm Deceased members of the Dillon and O’Connor Families, CB.
Wed/Cead 5ú 7.30pm Johnny and Kathleen Kennedy, Garfinney, CB.
Thur/Déard6ú 9.00am Sollúntas Eipeafáine an Tiarna.
11.30am Feast of the Epiphany.
Fri/Aoine 7ú 10.00am Patrick Conway, Cuilleanach, CB.
7.30pm Ann and Michael Hennessy, CB.
Sat/Sath. 8ú 10.00am  
7.30pm Kieran Bambury, Bridge St., CB.










Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00pm Friday 10.30 – 11.30am


Sun/Domh. 2ú 10.00am Thomas Keane, CB and deceased members of the Keane Family, Deerpark.
Thur/Déard 6ú 10.00am Feast of the Epiphany.
Fri/Aoine 7ú 8.00pm First Friday.




Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domhnach 2ú 10.30r.n.  
Déardaoin 6ú 10.30r.n. Sollúntas Eipeafáine an Tiarna.

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

25th December: Weekly Envelopes: €2,498; Cash: €3,275; Total: €5,773.

26th December: Weekly Envelopes: €853; Cash: €1,879; Total: €2,732. Míle buíochas.

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

First Friday calls in Lios Póil Friday the 7th agus Ceann Trá, Déardaoin an 13ú.

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Thursday the 6th of January is a Holy Day of Obligation.

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An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(5ú, 6ú, 8ú agus 9ú Eanáir).

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1; Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. 6th Jan. Readers: 7:30pm: Marian O’Sullivan; 9.00a.m. Cláir Uí Loingsigh; 11.30a.m. Barbara Prendergast.

9th Jan. Readers: 7:30pm: Pat O’Connor; 9.00a.m. Séamus Ó Ceilleachair; 11.30a.m. Angus Moncur.

LIOS PÓIL: 6th Jan. Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane & Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí . Léitheoir: Aisling Ní Chinnéide.

9th Jan. Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane & Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí . Léitheoir: Máire Uí Ghrifín.

FIONN TRÁ: 6ú Ministéir Eoc.: Nóirín Uí Rocháin.

Léitheoir: Liam Ó Rocháin. 9ú Eanáir. Ministéir Eoc.: Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.

Diocesan Collections for 2011

Needs of the Holy Land … 1st & 2nd January.

Lourdes Helpers ………… 5th & 6th February.

Emigrant Services ………12th & 13th March.

Peter’s Pence ………….. 2nd & 3rd April.

Kerry Mission Outreach . 30th April & 1st May.

Education of Priests …… 11th & 12th June.

Sick & Retired Priests … 9th & 10th July. (Blue Envelope included in your Box of Envelopes).

Pastoral & Retreat Centres – 20th & 21st August.

Diocesan Needs ……… 3rd & 4th September.

Propagation of the Faith … 22nd & 23rd October.

Irish Church Commissions and Agencies – 5th & 6th of November.

Diocesan Youth Service … 3rd & 4th December.

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

Ath bhliain fé mhaise dhíbh go léir.

Ag Guí ar Nós ár Sinsear

“Gnás Thús na Bliana”

“Tabhair do choimirce dúinn, a Dhia,

agus i gcoimirce neart, agus i neart tuiscint,

agus i dtuiscint críonnacht,

agus i gcríonnacht aireachtáil an ionracais;

agus in aireachtáil an ionracais grá dó;

agus i ngrá dó, grá don uile bheo;

agus i ngrá don uile bheo grá do Dhia;

–          do Dhia agus don uile mhaitheas.”

Cuirtear dhá choinneal déag timpeall na Coinnle Móire i riocht fáinne – ceann do gach mí; nó seasann dáréag timpeall na coinnle agus coinneal ina lámh dheas ag gach duine. Téann an duine a lasann na coinnle deiseal timpeall an fháinne.

“Go lonraí solas do ghnúise orainn, a Thiarna, i rith na bliana”.

Mainistir Cholmchille Gleann Staile: Seán Ó Duinn, O.S.B.

(1) The First Nowell

The first Nowell the angel did say

was to certain poor shepherds in

fields as they lay:

in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,

on a cold winters night that was so deep.


Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel!


And by the light of that same star,

shining in the east beyond them far,

and to the earth it gave great light,

and so it continued both day and night.


The star drew nigh to the north-west,

o’er Bethlehem it took its rest,

and there it did both stop and stay

right over the place where Jesus lay.


Then entered then those wisemen three

full reverently upon their knee,

and offered there in his presence,

their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

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.


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.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th – 16th May, 2011, ex Cork. See notice in Church Porch.

Gairdín Mhuire, Day Care Centre, Green St., would like to thank everybody who supported our annual fundraising raffle, either by donating a prize or by buying tickets; your contributions in this very difficult year for everyone are very much appreciated. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

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.

Epiphany of the Lord – 6th Jan. Learning from the Magi

The great thing about the Magi was their faith. Even though they were outsiders (Gentiles), they recognised Christ as the Saviour of the world. They are models of faith for us.

The picture many people have of how the Magi came to Bethlehem goes somewhat like this. They saw a bright star in the eastern sky and began to follow it. The star guided them unerringly, first to Jerusalem, where it temporarily disappeared, and then to Bethlehem where they found the Child Jesus.

Their journey was neither simple nor easy. They encountered difficulties, doubts and dangers. Yet, in spite of these they persevered in their quest, and were rewarded when they finally found Christ. This is why their story has such relevance for us. Like them we too are on a journey. When we start out on some road, we too are attracted by something bright – an ideal or vision or hope. And we must expect to encounter difficulties and doubts. Some people think they are losing their faith when they experience doubt. We must not be surprised when this happens. We must imitate the Magi. We must not be too proud to ask for guidance. We must believe that the darkness will pass, and once again we will see the initial star beckoning to us.

The Magi can serve as models for us on our faith journey. They were single-minded. They refused to be put off by difficulties and hardships. When they found Christ they offered him gold, frankincense and myrrh. This shows what happens to those who find Christ. Their hearts are awakened and burst into life. When we find Christ and offer our love to him, he will help us to open up the treasures of goodness that lie buried inside us, so that we can offer ‘gifts’ to our brothers and sisters, especially those who are poor as Christ was. Having worshipped Christ, the Magi, ‘returned to their own country by another route’. This suggests not just a new geographical route, but a new mentality. Having met Christ and heard the Gospel, we too will travel through life by a different route.

(Flor McCarthy S.D.B., Kilgarvan)

Prayer for the New Year

Lord, grant us in all our tasks your help,

in all our doubts your guidance,

in all our weaknesses your strength,

in all our dangers your protection,

and in all our sorrows your consolation.

Give us the kind of faith

that will enable us to live out joyfully

the mystery of our fragile human condition,

which sees us suspended between earth and heaven,

between time and eternity,

between nothingness and infinity. Amen.

Friday Penance

The following are suggested ways of fulfilling Friday penance:

Abstaining from meat or some other food;

Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking;

Making a special effort at involvement in family prayer;

Making a special effort to participate in Mass;

Visiting the Blessed Sacrament;

Making the Stations of the Cross;

Fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and perhaps giving what is saved to the needy;

Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.

(See Friday Penance Leaflet at the back of the Church for further details.)


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