Fógraí / Newsletter 7th August 2011

An Naoú Domhnach Déag Saor 7/8/2011

Pray for Patty O’Connor, Carhunapuka;  Murt Godfrey, Kilmacud and Kilgarvan; Tina Frohlich, Cahirbuillig; Anne Dudley, nee Farrell, Naas, and late of Doonshean; Theresa Courtney, Stradbally; Micheál Ó Maoleoin, Imilátha; Margaret Houlihan who died in Dublin.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Fr. John Buckley: 066-9157103.



Sat. 6ú

8.00pm Cathy Murphy, Ardamore and USA, CB.

Sun/Domh 7ú

9.00am Deceased members of the Dingle Race Committee.
11.30am M. P. P.

Mon/Luan 8ú

7.30pm Mary and Patrick O’Connor, The Colony, CB.

Tue/Máirt 9ú

10.00am Special Intention.
7.30pm NO 7.30pm Mass in St. Mary’s8.00pm: Mass in Reilig na hEaglaise.

Wed/Cead 10ú

7.30pm Tom Brick, Carhunapuka, CB.

Thur/Déard 11ú

10.00am Theresa Farrell, R.I.P. who died recently in New York.
7.30pm Paudie Curran, Green Street, CB.

Fri/Aoine 12ú

7.30pm Thomas Murphy, John St., CB.

Sat/Sath. 13ú

10.00am Intinn Pearsanta.
8.00pm Seán Begley, John St., CB.











Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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

Confessions: Sat. 10.30am-11.00am & after Vigil Masses.


Sun/Domh. 7ú

10.00am Paud O’Shea and Eileen Moriarty, Banogue, CB.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domh. 7ú

10.30r.n. Harry Ó Lúing agus a bhean Katherine, CB.


Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,035; Cash: €2,224;

Total: €3,259.  National Trócaire Collection for Somali and Ethiopia  €7,237. Sick and Retired Priests’ €4,428 received to date. Míle buíochas.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(13ú /14ú Lúnasa)

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 4; Collectors’ Team 4; Church Cleaners’ Team 4.  Readers: 8.00p.m. Tadhg Ó Coileáin; 9.00a.m. Bernie Búdhlaeir;

11.30a.m. Pat O’Connor.

LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendiville and Bridget Prendiville.

Léitheoir: Theresa Uí Mhuircheartaigh.

FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Pádraig Firtéar.

Léitheoir: Scoláirí Samhraidh.


Next Sunday August 14th 11.30am Mass will celebrate Fómhar na Feirme.

Pattern / Open Air Cemetery Masses 2011

8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 9ú Lúnasa – Reilig na hEaglaise.

8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 16ú Lún – Reilig Ráithín a’ Thuaidh.

7.30p.m. Dé Luain 29ú Lúnasa – Patrún na Mináirde, Tobar Eoin Baiste.

10.00a.m. & 7.30p.m. Déardaoin 8ú Meán Fómhair – Lá Mhuire an Daingean.

4.00p.m. Déard 29ú Meán Fómhair – Tobar Mhichíl.

11.00a.m. Dé hAoine 25ú Samhain – Lá Chaitlíona.


Radio Kerry from Gairdín Mhuire – be sure to listen to Kerrywide this Sunday August 7th at 9pm from Gairdín Mhuire.

Cruinniú poiblí i Halla Cheann Trá ag a 9.00 pm oíche Dé Céadaoin an 10ú chun obair feabhsúacháin ar an reilig a phlé.

Dingle Historical Society – Lecture on The evolution of Burnham House and the Transition to Coláiste Íde in An Díseart on Thursday August 11th at 8.00pm.

Coach to Knock – August 8th for the visit of Sr. Breege McKenna. Contact: 066-7180123/087-6361023.


Dear Parishioners,

As it is now possible for our parish to claim back tax paid on charitable donations, our Parish Finance Committee would be most grateful to the eligible households who received the Taxback forms during the week, if they could return them as soon as is convenient in the envelopes provided. If you have contributed €250 or more last year, (2010) and are a PAYE worker, we can claim back the tax paid on the amount you donated. All you have to do is complete and return the form which you will receive. Completing the form will cost you nothing, but will greatly benefit the parish as you saw in our published financial accounts for 2010, when we acknowledged the sum of €16,630.53 received as Tax Rebate from the Revenue for 2009.

Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór.


We acknowledge the receipt of the gift of a stole given in memory of Patricia Ann Saganey late of Weymouth and South Boston, MA, USA and the donation of vestments in memory of Maureen Manning late of Boston, MA, Killelane and Baile an Rannaig which will be blessed at the 8pm Vigil Mass this Saturday August 7th.

Feast of the Assumption Mass Times

Monday August 15th is a Holyday of Obligation.

Mass times will be as follows:

St. Mary’s Dingle:            11.30am morning Mass

        8.00pm. Monday evening Mass (As Gaeilge).

[Note – No vigil Masses are celebrated on Sun evening]

N. Eoin Baiste Lios Póil – 10.00am.

N. Caitlín Fionn Trá – 10.30am.

Novena for the Church in Ireland

Beginning this Sun August 7th we pray the rosary each day for 9 days to the Feast of the Assumption for:

  1. 1.      In atonement for the sins of some within the Church in Ireland and for all those hurt by them.
  2. 2.     For all of our priests and bishops, the guilty that they might find God’s mercy and the innocent that God might support them in this difficult time.
  3. 3.      For the healing and renewal of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

We also pray each day the Pope’s prayer for Ireland.

Enquiring about the Catholic Faith – RCIA

The parishes of the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area – Annascaul, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Castlegregory and Dingle recently launched their joint RCIA programme. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the programme of preparation for preparing interested non-baptised adults and non-Catholic Christians for full membership of the Catholic Church. The RCIA is not simply a course of instruction or teaching, but aims to be a process of initiation gradually introducing interested enquirers to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and the life, teaching and practices of the Catholic Church. To assist in this process, a small group of people – Sheila O’Donnell, Geraldine O’Mahony, Barbara Prendergast and Fr Jim Sheehy – has been preparing to offer this programme in our Pastoral Area. Their responsibility will be to help and guide those interested on the journey of enquiry.

Because the parish itself has a role in supporting enquirers, welcoming new members and in giving witness to the Christian way of life, the establishment of the RCIA programme by the parishes of Corca Dhuibhne is a response to Christ’s words “Go out and spread the Good News”. This shows the conviction that the message of Christ is not a burden, but something life-giving that the parishes wish to share.  It is only by extending an invitation to “come and see” that the Christian community can be enriched and become more truly the “Body of Christ”. The RCIA is therefore an invitation – an invitation to those who might be interested in the Church and Christ’s Gospel to contact any of their local parish clergy for more information. It is also an invitation to you as Catholics to pray for the success of the programme and bring it to the attention of anyone you know who would be interested in finding out about the Catholic faith.  Rath Dé ar an obair.

Harvest Masses in Lúnasa.

These are the Harvestime days celebrating Reek and Crom Dubh Sunday, Puck Fair and Dingle Races leading to La ‘le Muire san Fhómhar – Assumption Day August 15th.

Dingle Parish Pastoral Council and Liturgy Group sincerely thank every organization and individual who generously and willingly prepare, support and participate in our annual liturgies of Fómhar na Farraige agus na Feirme.

Ní neart go cur le chéile.

Last Sunday’s Fishermens’ Mass was another wonderful experience of Aifreann Dé celebrated with active participation of local families long involved in our fishing industry. We anticipate similar generosity among all who are preparing next Sunday’s Fómhar na Feirme Eucharist which likewise will be transmitted and viewed worldwide through our Sruthlú Naomh Muire video streaming. Please pass on the word to all family and friends who reside outside our Parish.

Is ed errach frí har 7          Spring for ploughing and

silad 7 tosach samraid                    sowing,

fri foircend  7 sonaitti         Summer for strengthening

n-etha 7 tosach                      the corn,

foghamair fri forcend                   Autumn for ripeness of corn

aipchi n-etha 7 fria            and reaping,

buain gaimred                          Winter for consuming it.                

fria tomalta.               (Mac Neill: The Festival of Lughnasa)

Dingle Races 2010

‘Tis the first week in August, now autumn draws near, Through my years they are telling, of death I’ve no fear.

I’m heading back west, with old neighbours to mingle,

And to greet long lost friends at the Races of Dingle.


You’ll meet film stars, hucksters, purveyors of tall tales,

From Boston, Buncrana, from England and Wales,

With sporran and kilt a proud Scot came from Pringle

To lead in a winner at the Races of Dingle.


I was twelve years of age when I rode the grey mare

At Baile and tSagairt for a farmer from Clare;

Not a reck in my pocket to jangle or jingle,

Yet as happy as Larry at the Races of Dingle.


When Lindbergh looked down on that beautiful bay,

On his lone flight to Paris from Amerikay,

His heart missed a beat and his pulse went a-tingle

“I’ll be back soon,” said he “for the Races of Dingle”.


A celibate dolphin called Fungi swims nigh

(There’d be fierce consternation if he said goodbye)

Destined, I know, to be pure, chaste and single

For fear he’d miss out on the Races of Dingle.


So I’ll say in conclusion, “go mbeirimid beo”,

When my time comes I hope up above I will go.

The sound of the hooves beside ocean and shingle

Will be Heaven to me at the Races of Dingle.

(Garry McMahon. Air: Variation of Old Orange Flute )

A Prayer for The Jockeys

Lord God,

We thank you for continuing health of mind and body. We thank you also for good sporting competition and for success and failure when they come our way. Help us to compete to the fullness of our abilities but not to make winning at all costs the pinnacle of our ambition. If we achieve success may we accept it with gratitude. Comfort us with the realisation that it is often on the anvil of failure that true character is moulded and shaped.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. AMEN

Baptisms: We welcome into the Catholic Church the following children who were recently baptised in our Parish:

Derek O’Donnell, Cluain Coille;

Marriages: We congratulate the following who were married in our Parish recently:

Niamh Griffin, Tubber, Lios Póil and

Peter Barry, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Marita Evans, Glens South and

John O’Sullivan, Ballinasig.

Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Ballinasig agus

Julian De Spainn, Baile Brighín, Baile Átha Cliath.

Emma Flynn, Stepaside, Co. Dublin and

John Paul Sweetman, Stepaside, Co. Dublin.

Lorraine Cahillane, Cois Chnoic and

Ciarán Evans, Garrynadur.

Katy Smyth, Greystones, Co. Wicklow and

Niall Ward, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

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