Fógraí / Newsletter April 17th 2016

Pray for Gintautas Karaliunas, Lithuania; Fr. Donncha Ó Laocha, Knockmoyle, Tralee and late of Brosna. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Fourth Sunday of Easter – Good Shepherd Sunday/Vocations Sunday
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 16ú 8.00pm 1. Margaret O’Dowd, (nee Devane), Killelane and Tralee.
2. Patricia Loftus, (nee Ruddy) MM, Foxford, Co. Mayo.
3. Mary Prendiville, Aglish, 1ú CB.
4. Tadhg Óg Ó Coileáin, Avondale and Kinard West.
Sun 17ú 11.30am Patrick Lynch and his sister Joan Barry and deceased members of the Lynch Family, Doonshean.
Mon 18ú 10.00am An Díseart.
4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
Dé Máirt 19ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Wed 20ú 7.30pm Michael Bernard Healy, Goat’s Street.
Déard 21ú 10.00am Private Intention.
Friday 22ú 7.30pm Private Intention.
Sat 23ú 8.00pm
Sun 24ú 11.30am Michael Thomas, Aughacarrible.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 16ú 6.151.n. Paróisteánaigh.
Sath 23ú 6.15i.n. Intinn Pearsanta.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 17ú 10.00am Hannie and Johnny Galvin, Doonties and Kitty and Tom Galvin, London.
Domh 24ú 10.00am Peter and Peggy Devane, Ballymacelligott, their daughter Sheila Tangney and Sheila and Dan Drew, Mallow.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 23ú/24ú Aibreáin
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Nic a’ tSíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: 8.00pm Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30am Desmond McQuaid.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máiréad Uí Chathasaigh agus Yvonne Uí Mhainnín.
Léitheoir: Fiona Ní Ghairbhí. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéirí Eoc: Breandán Ó Ciobháin. Léitheoir: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
Offertory Collection:
Weekly Env: €856; Cash: €1,045. Total: €1,901. Diocesan Collection for Peter’s Pence €1,043. Míle buíochas.
Special Collection: Pope Francis has announced his intention to hold a special collection for the People of Ukraine to be taken up in all Catholic parishes of Europe next weekend, April 23rd/24th, to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine. He asks that Catholics participate in this initiative with special generosity.
Course in Pastoral Ministry
Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area 2016 – 2017.
Who is this course for? It is for members of parish pastoral councils, liturgy groups, finance committees and safeguarding children committees. It is for those who are involved in children’s liturgy groups, pre-sacramental preparation and parish baptism teams. It is for those who are already involved in ministry in their parish, and all who wish to become more involved in their parish.
This training course will…. Nurture the personal, spiritual and ministerial growth of all who are involved in ministry in today’s Church. Develop the confidence and competence of those involved in parish ministry, enabling them to make a greater contribution to the life of the parish and the Church. Equip parish ministers with the knowledge, skills and practice needed to be effective in parish.
If you are interested in doing this course, please contact the Presbytery. It will be held 4 Saturdays next Autumn and 4 Saturdays next Spring at a venue in Dingle.
Trócaire – Míle buíochas to all who have returned the Trócaire Boxes, if you haven’t yet returned it, please do so as soon as possible. Received to date €4,063.
Vocations: On Good Shepherd Sunday we reflect on the need for vocations. If you feel called to the priesthood and would like to find out more, please contact Fr Michael Moynihan 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer 029 78096. Visit diocesan website Dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.
Dingle Historical Society: An illustrated lecture on ‘Fishing for a Living in the Age of Oars & Sail: 19th century Dingle and south-west Ireland’ by John Roney, Professor of European History, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut in Dingle Benner’s Hotel on Thursday April 21st at 8.00pm. All welcome – Fáilte roimh cách.
Dingle Running and Fitness Festival: April 22nd – 24th. All profits from this event will go to the Kerry-Cork health link bus. Running events: 5km, 10km and 10 mile with a family fun day and children’s events on the Saturday. Also, variety of classes, talks and workshops. Info: www.dinglerunfitfestival.ie or 066-9159606.
Census 2016 is taking place on April 24th. Census forms are being delivered to homes in all areas between March 23rd and April 23rd by Census Enumerators. All Enumerators carry Photo ID and wear Hi-Viz jackets.

Ár gCóineartú / Confirmation 2016
Lá an Easpaig Dé Máirt 26ú Aibreáin 2016
Bishop Réamonn de Brún will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at 3.30pm on Tuesday April 26th in St. Mary’s Church.
Parents, Sponsors and Candidates are advised to arrive in good time, at least 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Bishop Ray asks that no photographs or recording takes place during the ceremony but he is happy to be available for family photographs after Mass.
Tar anuas, a Spiorad Naomh.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimages
Fatima: Departs from Cork Airport May 11th -18th 2016. 7 nights in Fatima or Fatima 4 nights and 3 nights on the Lisbon coast. Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066-7131328 or Premier Travel 021-4277700.
Lourdes led by Bishop Ray Browne September 2nd – 7th from Kerry Airport. Contact Janice on 064-7758219 / joskdp@eircom.net
Holy Land led by Bishop Ray Browne 30th October 2016, 8 nights. Direct flight from Shannon Airport, with coach transfers from Kerry. Cost €1,575 per person sharing. Enquiries: Janice O’Sullivan 064-7758219 or email joskdp@eircom.net



Diocese of Kerry Earth Week 2016 Eco-theologian and Columban Missionary Fr. Sean McDonagh will speak on “The Prophetic Challenge of Laudato Si” in St. Brendan’s Parish Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm.
Bunscoil an Chlochair: Tá clárú do scoil bliain 2016 / 2017 oscailte do Bhunscoil an Chlochair go dtí Bealtaine 6ú 2016. Tá breis eolas ar fáil ó 066-9151154. Enrolment is invited for Bunscoil an Chlochair for the school year 2016/2017. Apply to the Príomhoide on 066-9151154 by May 6th 2016.
Darkness Into Light 2016 will take place at Dingle’s Marina Centre May 7th at 4.15am. Register @dil.pieta.ie Registration and t-shirt collection in Strawberry Beds on Saturday April 23rd and April 30th 2-6 pm. Register outside Supervalu Sunday May 1st 12-2 pm. Final t-shirt collection in Strawberry Beds Friday May 6th 2-6 pm .
Citizens Information will be available in The Monastery, John Street, Dingle from 10 – 2 on Tuesday 19th April.
New St. Mary’s Readers’ Rota is available in the Sacristy of St. Mary’s Church.

Machnamh / Reflection

O Jesus, send labourers into your fields,
which are awaiting holy apostles,
saintly priests, heroic missionaries
and dedicated sisters and brothers.
Enkindle in the hearts of men and women
the spark of vocation.
Grant that Christian families
may desire to give to your church
helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

Smaoineamh / Just a Thought

Jesus is no hireling. The hireling doesn’t own the sheep, and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf approaching. Jesus is the Good shepherd. The sheep belong to him, and he is ready to die for them.
Jesus mad the most wonderful promises to those who belong to him. He said that none of them would ever be lost. No one would succeed in snatching from his care the sheep the Father has entrusted to him. The sheep that belong to him will be safe with him because the Father’s power is in him. (He and the Father are one.) And he will lead them to the pastures of eternal life.

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