Fógraí / Newsletter April 29th 2018


Lord, you said:
‘I am the vine, you are the branches.
Separated from me you can do nothing,
but united with me you will bear much fruit.’
Thank you, Lord, for the bond you formed with us.
And thank you for the bond that exists among us
because of our union with you.
Thanks to this bond we have invisible riches
to share with one another.
Grant that we may never be separated from you,
so that we may produce in the world
the fruits of faith, hope, and love.
Ár gCóineartú 2018
Focal Buíochais
Comhghairdeachas lenár 35 leanaí a ghlac Sacramint an Chóineartú. Buíochas ó chroí le gach éinne a bhí páirteach le hullmhú agus ceiliúradh an Chóineartú inár bparóiste. To all who were involved in the preparation and celebration of Confirmation in our Parish, we are most grateful to volunteers who helped in the cleaning and decorating of the church, and sanctuary area, altar servers, choir, sacristans, teachers in our schools, those who helped with posters, choir and musicians, organist and choir directors, parents and sponsors, those who created floral arrangements for the paschal candle and the sanctuary, our visiting priests, Fr. Nicholas Flynn Diocesan Secretary and Bishop Ray Browne who administered the Sacrament. Mo cheol sibh.
“The greatest gift that each person has is the gift of life. Let us give thanks to God for this gift. May the Lord open our eyes to see the image of God in every child at every stage of their lives.”
One hour of Adoration will take place every Sunday for the next 4 weeks, from 4pm – 5pm in St. Mary’s Church. This time of prayer is being offered for the forthcoming Referendum.
Fáilte roimh chách.




In spring the branches of the vine teem with life in the form of leaves and blossoms. In autumn they are loaded with grapes. But they have this life, and are able to produce this fruit, only because they are connected to the vine. Cut off from the vine, they would not only become barren, but quickly wither and die. Just as the branches need the vine, so we need Christ. Separated from him, we have no life and are unable to bear fruit.


Pray for Pádraig Ó Lúing, Fán. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 28ú 8.00pm 1. Jimmy and Ellen Fitzgerald and Rose and James Moriarty, Tigh na hAbhann.
2. Joan and Jerry Murphy, Ballinasig and their daughter Mary O’Brien.
Sun 29ú 11.30am Aifreann Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Mon 30ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Tue 1ú 10.00am Peggy O’Sullivan, Cluais Móir, MM.
Céad 2ú 7.30pm Paróisteánaigh.
Thur 3ú 10.00am Pat, Kathleen and Joe MacGearailt, Cill Chúille.
Friday 4ú 10.00am First Friday.
Sat 5ú 8.00pm David O’Connell, Spa Road.
Sun 6ú 11.30am Bruce Fitzgerald, Springfield, Mass, USA.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 28ú 6.15i.n. Cáit Lynch, Baile an tSléibhe.
Sath 5ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 29ú 10.00am Maura O’Sullivan, Glen Minard and her parents Michael and Catherine O’Sullivan.
Sun 6ú 10.00am 1. Noreen Devane, Ardamore, MM.
2. Pat, Bridie and Kathleen, Garvey, Deerpark.
3. Jim Griffin, Kinard and deceased members of the Ashe and Griffin Families.
4. Bridie O’Connor, Ballybog, 1ú CB.
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.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 5ú/6ú Bealtaine
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler and Gobnait Uí Chonchúir. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty, Clár Uí Loingsigh Ann O’Connor and James Devane. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3. READERS: Vigil: Des McQuaid; 11.30am. Margaret Graham. LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Rose O’Sullivan agus Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin. LÉITHEOIR: Múintir Uí Dhubháin agus Uí Chonchúir. FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Eilín Uí Lúing. LÉITHEOIR: Máirín Uí Shé.

Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €885; Cash: €996. Total: €1,881. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Peter’s Pence will be taken up as a second collection after Communion this weekend, April 28th/29th.

‘Gaudete et Exultate’, ‘Rejoice and be Glad,’
Fr Jim Sheehy will hold 2 talks, on Pope Francis’ recent Exhortation: ‘Rejoice and be Glad’ at An Diseart on Thursday 17th and 24th of May, 8.00pm to 9.30pm. This call to holiness of life is very much a sharing, of Pope Francis’ own spiritual life, but also, of his reflections on the holiness of so many “ordinary” people who in their daily lives seek to live by the spirit of the Gospel, especially, as set down by Jesus in his ‘Sermon on the Mount’ (Luke 6: 20 – 23) and as witnessed to in his life. There will be an opportunity for discussion and each session will conclude with a short prayer service.
Trócaire – Please return your Trócaire Boxes as soon as possible.
Amount received to date: €5,041.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Tuesday 6pm – 9pm 1st May 2018.
The Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat this year is on at The Ardfert Retreat centre on the May 31st. 2018 – last Thursday of May.
Pastoral Area Pilgrimage to Knock on Monday May 7th, please give your names to Fr. Eoghan 066-9156131.
Accord Volunteers Required: If you are married 5 years or more and would like to share your experience and knowledge with couples wishing to marry, Accord Killarney needs you. We are currently looking for volunteers to train as
pre marriage presenters, formation evening on April 30th 2018 at 8 pm in The John Paul Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney. Please contact the parish office if interested or Email: : accordkillarney@eircom.net Telephone: 064-6633612.
Darkness Into Light 2018: The fourth Darkness into Light Walk/Run will take place in Dingle May 12th 2018.A small sacrifice for a great cause at 4.15am early morning. Registration is ONLINE ONLY @dil.pieta.ie before May 2nd. All t-shirts will be posted. No registration or t-shirt pick up on the morning of the walk. Rates: Adults €25; Student /O.A.P. /Job Seeker: €20.00. Child Age 4 to 17: €5.00 Family: €50.00/€65.00 (depending on how many children).
Kerry Hospice Foundation Committee are appealing for cyclists /fundraisers in the Parish to join our team of cyclists for the Ring of Kerry Cycle which will help us to raise much needed funds to continue our work in Kerry Hospice Foundation for loved ones on their cancer journey. Please register on-line www.ringofkerrycycle.ie and tick the Kerry Hospice Foundation option.
Day of Prayer and Healing by Janice and Moss Carrig in An Díseart, Sunday April 29th at 3pm.
Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 8th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.
USA Consular Service: Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Dublin will be in Tralee, Wed the 16th May, 8:00am to 5pm and Thurs 17th May 8:00am to 12.30pm. Appointments only. See Poster at the back of the Church.

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