Fógraí/Newsletter 3rd May 2020

Fr Michael Moynihan PP
Tel (066) 9151208/
3ú Bealtaine 2020 dingle@dioceseofkerry.ie
Pray for Mary Carroll, (nee Murphy), Ceann Trá; Paddy Rodgers, Scarriff. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
St Mary’s Church, Dingle.
Sat 2ú 8pm 1. Jimmy and Eileen Fitzgerald, Rose and James Moriarty, Tigh na hAbhann, Glens.
2. Mamie and Tommy Flahive and their son Thomas, Holy Ground.
Sun 3ú 11.30am Bridie, Kathleen and Pat Garvey, Deerpark.
Mon 4ú 10.00am Paróisteanaigh.
Tues 5ú 10.00am David O’Connor, Spa Road.
Céad 6ú 7.30pm Private Intention.
Déard 7ú 10am Intinn Príobháideach.
Fri 8ú 7.30pm Andrew Houlihan, The Spa Road.
Sat 9ú 8.00pm Private Intention.
Sun 10ú 11.30am Patrick and Eileen Ashe, Kinard.
(All these Masses are available on the webcam only.
Go to naomhmuire.wordpress.com and click on the picture of St Mary’s altar or visit dioceseofkerry.ie and select Live Masses and then Dingle to follow all live masses.)
Trócaire and Dues Envelopes 2020
Míle buíochas to all who have returned their Spring and Easter Dues Envelopes and Trócaire Boxes. Trócaire Boxes can be held until further notice. NB: If paying by cheque please make it payable to Tigh an tSagairt for Dues.
Trócaire Amount received to date: €1,333.
A Coronavirus Prayer
Loving and healing God,
we, the people of Dingle, Fionn Trá and
Lios Póíl turn to you in prayer,
confident that you are with us and with all people in every moment.

We stand before you as people of hope, trusting in your care and protection.
May your faithful love support us and soothe the anxiety of our hearts.

Generous God,
fill us with compassion and concern for others, young and old, that we may look after one another in these challenging days.

Bring healing to those who are sick with the virus and be with their families. May those who have died rest in your eternal embrace.
Comfort their family and friends.

Strengthen and protect all medical professionals caring for the sick and all who work in our medical facilities. Give wisdom to leaders in healthcare and governance
that they may make the right decisions for the well-being of people.

We pray in gratitude for all those in our country who will continue to work in the days ahead in so many fields of life for the sake of us all.
Bless them and keep them safe.

O God of creation and life,
we place ourselves in your protection.
May the mantle of your peace enfold us this day and tomorrow.

St ……., pray for us.
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May all the saints of God, pray for us. Amen.

Mass Leaflets are available in the local shops in Dingle, Fionn Trá and Lios Póil and on our Parish Website. Please drop one to a neighbour or anyone cocooning.

Priest on duty this Sunday:
Fr Jerry Keane 086-4563253.

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are
present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to
receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into
my heart. I embrace You as if
You were already there and
unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated
from You. Amen.

Prayer of St Teresa of Avila
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices. Amen

A Prayer for Sustainability
As we breathe the very air which sustains us,
We remember your love, God which compels us.
Fill us with the spirit to seek understanding.
Empty us of apathy, selfishness and fear.
Fill us with compassion and generosity.
Empty us of all pessimism and hesitation.
Breathe into us solidarity with all who suffer
beneath the crossroads of pollution and poverty.
Breathe us into action building your sustainable kingdom. (Source: Reflections collated by Anne M. Holton)

Rosary: You are welcome to join us each evening this week, on webcam, at 7pm for the rosary from St. Mary’s Church. Rosary sheets are available on the website.

Offertory Collection: Weekly Env: €1,135. Míle Buíochas.
Candles: Many of you at home are in the habit of lighting candles in the church. The small lit candle reminds us of our prayer intention for a loved family member, or a petition for someone who is sick or going through a difficult time. The candle reminds us of Jesus being the light of the world, and the light that brings hope and courage to our lives. So during these days, you might like to light a candle at home for your prayer intentions….and when you see the light, you are reminded to pray once again for your loved one.
I am lighting a candle in our parish church each day at 10.30am to join my prayer with your prayer at home, together we bring our intentions before our God of love and compassion.
Thought for the day: What is distinctive about our faith as Christians? We do not believe in a system of ideas or even in a higher ethics: we believe in a person, who gives life “a new horizon and a decisive direction” (Benedict XVI). John’s Gospel makes this clear with its great I am sentences, one of which we hear today: “I am the gate.” Naturally, we think the gate to what? The gate to life to the full. The risk today is to set our expectations low, to be happy with less. But the Gospel calls not to be half alive, but to be fully alive. Let us enter by the gate himself, because the gate to life is always open. Prayer: Often, loving Lord, we find ourselves astray and defenceless. Let us recognise your voice, calling us one by one as you call us to follow you.
COVID-19 HELPLINE – 1800 807 009 is available 8am to 8pm seven days a week. A text line is also available, people can text SUPPORT followed by their NAME to 50555. Requests can also be e-mailed to covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie.
Community Support Initiative – Contact 087-6338124 (Dingle) and 086-8044416 (An Ghaeltacht) 086-3526318 (Lios Póil).

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