An Easter Prayer
I wish you the strength to be warm
when the world would prefer you to be cold.
I wish you only joy for all your days
that you may soothe the sorrows of others.
I wish you wonder, that you may see the glory
of a loving God in all around you.
I wish you humour and the gift of smiling
that you may banish the fears of others.
I wish you the glory of silence,
that you might know the will of your Lord,
who loves you and walks always at your side.
I wish you Easter peace in your world
and in your surroundings,
shining even into the furthest corners
of your heart where your truth is kept.
I wish you Easter fire to light your days
and fill them with visions and dreams.
I wish you faith so as to walk at the side of
men and women and feel their pain.
I wish you hope that might ascend
the heights of compassion.
And I wish you love to be with you for all eternity
for in love all things become possible.
Seirbhís an tSolais / Service of Light will take place next Saturday, April 14th at 7.15pm in Séipéal Naomh Muire for all Confirmation candidates.
Thomas was merely echoing the human cry for certainty. However, here on earth there is no absolute certainty about God and spiritual realities. We have to be content with ‘seeing a dim reflection in a mirror’. We are not looking through an open door but peering through a chink. This chink is big enough to let the light in, but not so big as to eliminate the wonder and the mystery. Rationalists approach God and religion as something that can be understood and explained; mystics approach God as something mysterious that can neither be understood nor explained but only experienced. Faith takes us where our senses cannot go.
Pray for Noreen Devane, (Nee Galvin), Ardamore and late of Aglish.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN –AN DARA DOMHNACH DEN CHÁISC
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 7ú 8.00pm 1. Kathleen Lynch, Kilfountain and deceased members of The Lynch and Bowler Families.
2. Tommy Galvin, Leamerlea and deceased members of the Galvin Family.
3. Hannah O’Shea, Baile Breac.
Sun 8ú 11.30am Bridie Collins, Garfiney, 1ú CB.
Mon 9ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Tue 10ú 10.00am Bridie Kennedy, Cliddaun and Tommy and John Kennedy.
Céad 11ú 7.30pm Pat, Nora, Peig and Bridge Martin, Maum.
Thur 12ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Friday 13ú 7.30pm Mary Christina and Denis O’Connor, Strand St.
Sat 14ú 8.00pm Sheila Uí Mhaoileóin, Baile an Ghóilín, 1ú CB.
Sun 15ú 11.30am Seán and Kathleen O’Connor, Milltown.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 7ú 6.15i.n. Msgr. Pádraig Ó Fiannachta.
Sath 14ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sath 7ú 8.00pm
Mon 9ú 11.00am Requiem Mass for Noreen Devane, R.I.P.
Sun 15ú 10.00am Bridie O’Sullivan, Reenbee.
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: 14ú/15ú Aibreán
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 4: Vigil: Pauline Sheehy, Christine O’Connor, Elaine O’Connor, Mary Devane, Kathleen Sheehy and Maura Flahive. 11:30am Anne Curran, Elaine Hillard, Helen Ferris and Barbara Prendergast. Collectors’ Team 4; Church Cleaners’ Team 4.
READERS: Vigil: Carmel Fitzgerald; 11.30am. Tommy McCarthy.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Gháirbhí. LÉITHEOIR: Cathy Ní Ghrifín.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Nóirín Uí Rocháin. LÉITHEOIR: Liam Ó Rocháin.
Annual Easter Dues
Fr. Joe would like to thank all who have handed in their Easter Dues Envelopes to date. These can still be handed in at the weekend offertory collection or by placing them in the Building Fund Boxes at the back of the three Churches. Thank you for your support and generosity. Míle buíochas.
Divine Mercy Sunday April 8th, in St. Mary’s Church at 2.45pm. Devotions, prayers and blessing of the picture will take place.
A Speaker from the Pro-Life Campaign will speak after Communion at next weekend Masses April 14th/15th.
“We invite people of faith to pray earnestly that Ireland will ‘choose life’ and that the lives of all women and their unborn children will always be loved, valued, welcomed and respected in this country.” (Extracted from Irish Bishop’s Statement)
Trócaire – Please return your Trócaire Boxes as soon as possible. Amount received to date: €2,169.
Fuinneog Mgsr Pádraig Ó Fiannachta: Nochtfar fuinneog i gcuimhne ar an Mgsr. Pádraig tar éis Aifreann 6.15i.n i Séipéal Naomh Caitlín ar an Satharn 7ú.
Kerry Right to Life (1) Mass will be celebrated in the Killeen, Ballintaggart on Thursday, April 12th at 8pm. Fáilte roimh cách. (2) A Concert for Life featuring talented musicians and soprano Laura O’Keeffe will take place in the Friary Killarney on April 15th at 7.30pm. After the concert there will be a voluntary collection in aid of Kerry Right To Life.
Pastoral Area Pilgrimage to Knock on Monday May 7th, please give names to Fr. Eoghan 066-9156131.
Icon of the Holy Family will be in the Kerry Diocese as follows: In Listowel Monday – Wednesday April 9th – 11th; In Kenmare Wednesday – Friday April 11th – 13th; In Killarney Friday – Tuesday April 13th – 17th and in Tralee Tuesday – Friday April 17th – 20th.
Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé: The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France from Sunday, July 1st – July 8th 2018. Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people. The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé. Meals will also be provided. Cost is €500.00. Contact email@example.com or 086 3683778.
Catholic Young Adults Conference 2018 organised by the Legion of Mary in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Ennismore, Cork, Sat 21st April from 9.15 a.m to 5.30 p.m. Cost is €20 and includes lunch. Age group is 18-40 year old.
Bingo i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne ar an Domhnach, 15 Aibreán @ 7.30i.n ar mhaithe le Brú Columbanus, Corcaigh i gcuimhne ar Aodhán Ó Conchúir. Bingo to be held in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne on Sunday, 15th April @ 7.30 pm to benefit Brú Columbanus, in memory of Aodhán Ó Conchúir R.I.P.
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 )
Weekly Envelopes: €1,389; Cash: €2,054. Total: €3,443. Míle buíochas.