Fógraí / Newsletter April 21st 2019 (Easter Sunday)

An Easter Prayer

God, give us eyes to see
the beauty of the Spring,
and to behold your majesty
in every living thing –
and may we see in lacy leaves
and every budding flower
the hand that rules the universe
with gentleness and power –
and may this Easter grandeur
that Spring lavishly imparts
awaken faded flowers of faith
lying dormant in our hearts,
and give us ears to hear, dear God,
the Springtime song of birds
with messages more meaningful
than man’s often empty words
telling harried human beings
who are lost in dark despair –
‘Be like us and do not worry
For God has you in his care.’
Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €1,075; Cash: €927. Total: €2,002. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Peter’s Pence will be taken up next weekend, April 27th/28th as a second collection after Communion.


We can’t appreciate the greatness of Jesus’ resurrection unless we acknowledge the full reality of his death. Jesus died in darkness. But he trusted enough in God to face the darkness, and to wait for the resurrection. His leap of faith was not in vain. God raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus too had to make that leap of faith which we will one day be called upon to make. He has won his victory – he conquered death. But that victory has to work its way through and become a reality in us, his disciples. The surprise and gift of Easter is that the resurrection is for us.
Pray for Niamh Uí Laoithe, (Ní Chriomhthain) Baile an Lochaigh.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anam.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 20ú 8.00pm 1. Eileen Sheeran, Garfiney and late of Stradbally, Co. Waterford, MM.
2. Paddy Joe Brosnan, Goulin and Dublin and deceased members of The Brosnan Family, Goulin.
Sun 21ú 11.30am James and Eileen Hickson, Deerpark.
Mon 22ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Tue 23ú 10.00am Sheila and Johnny Dorgan, Minard West.
Céad 24ú 7.30pm Seán Moran, Ballintaggart, MM.
Déar 25ú 10.00am Nora and Muiris O’Sullivan, John St.
Fri 26ú 7.30pm Mary and Tom Lynch, Kilfountain.
Sat 27ú 8.00pm 1. Jim and Jean O’Sullivan, Bristol.
2. Paudie O’Halloran, Knockavrogeen and his sister Francie and babies Faye and Emily and deceased members of the O’Halloran and O’Sullivan Families.
3. Jimmy and Ellen Fitzgerald, Rose and James Moriarty, Tigh na hAbhainn, Glens.
4. Kathleen Lynch, Kilfountain and deceased members of The Lynch and Bowler Families.
Sun 28ú 11.30am Eilish and Jack O’Shea and their daughter Eileen, formerly of The Mall.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Domh 21ú 10.00r.n. Páidí Ó Lúing, Fán, 1ú CB.
Sath 27ú 6.15i.n. Kathleen Lynch, Baile an tSléibhe.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 21ú 10.00am 1. Máirín Uí Shúilleabháin, Garraí na dTor, MM.
2. Peter and Peggy Devane, Ballymacelligott and their daughter Sheila Tangney and Dan & Sheila Drew, Mallow.
Sun 28ú 10.00am Seán Hand, Kinard, MM.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
Adoration: Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon.
27ú/28ú Aibreán 2019
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Joan Rohan, Veronica Houlihan, Micheál O’Connor . 11:30am: Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.
Readers: 8.00pm Marion O’Sullivan. 11.30am Barbara Prendergast.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. LÉITHEOIR: Hand Family
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Pádraig Feirtéar. LÉITHEOIR: Eibhlín Uí Lúing.
Annual Easter Dues 2019
Easter Dues will be taken up as a second collection after Communion at all Masses on Easter Saturday Vigil and Easter Sunday. Spare envelopes are available at the back of our three churches. This collection is to support the priest’s salary. Thank you for your generosity. Míle buíochas to all who have already returned them.
NB: If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Tigh an tSagairt.
Trócaire – Please return your Trócaire Boxes over Easter. Spare Boxes and envelopes are available at the back of the three Parish Churches. Please make cheques payable to Dingle Parish.
Divine Mercy Sunday April 28th, in St. Mary’s Church at 2.30pm. Devotions, prayers and blessing of the picture will take place.
Aifreann Beannú Séipéal Chaitlín Naofa
Ar an Satharn 25ú Bealtaine, cuirfear fáilte roimh éinne ar mhaith leis/leí páirt a ghlacadh san Aifreann. Cuir glaoch ar Thigh an tSagairt roimh an 1ú Bealtaine. Beidh an tEaspag Réamonn De Brún mar phríomh cheiliúraí.
Pilgrimage to San Giovanni, Pietrelcina and Naples departing from Cork Airport 17th – 24th July 2019. Spiritual director Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla. More information from Ann Fehan: 087-2738103 see also www.marian.ie website.
Dingle Ladies Football cake sale Easter Sun in Gáirdín Mhuire from 10am.
Medjugorje Conference and Day of Prayer with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019 Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on Eventbrite.ie. Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380
Join Accord: We are now recruiting for volunteers as a Pre-Marriage Course Facilitator or a Marriage and Relationship Counsellor. If you have a positive attitude to the Catholic Church and have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team please contact our Tralee office 066 7122280, www.accord.ie or come to our Info. Evening in St. John’s Parish Centre on Monday April 29th, 7.30pm.
Diocesan Adoration Eucharistic Retreat: Retreat will take place on the 30th May 2019 at The Ardfert Retreat Centre 9.30 to 3.30 Further information contact Eileen 087 4575278 Margaret 087 2976304. Diocesan Adoration AGM takes Place on Thursday 06th June 2019.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8.00pm-9.30pm starts on May 6th. (2) Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm starts on 1st May (for 5 weeks). Bookings: Phone 0667134276.
Coastal Rosary of Ireland: Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To sign up your local Grotto, text/call 087 278 6552.

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