Fógraí / Newsletter August 18th 2019


Prayer for Autumn Days
God of the seasons, there is a time for everything;
there is a time for dying and a time for rising.
We need courage to enter into the transformation process.
God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green,
letting go of what has been.
We, too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk.
Help us to let go when we need to do so.
God of fallen leaves
lying in colored patterns on the ground,
our lives have their own patterns.
As we see the patterns of our own growth,
may we learn from them.
God of misty days and harvest moon nights,
there is always the dimension of mystery
and wonder in our lives.
We always need to recognize your power-filled presence.
May we gain strength from this.
God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain,
many gifts of growth lie within the season of our surrender.
We must wait for harvest in faith and hope.
Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.
God of geese going south for another season,
your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind
and what needs to be carried into the future.
We yearn for insight and vision.
God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs,
may your love keep our hearts from growing cold in the empty seasons.
God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us,
you entrust us with the freedom to choose life.
For all this, we are grateful.

The famous reflection of Teilhard de Chardin suggests itself: The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. The uncertainties of today are evident, political, economic and environmental. What can we as people of faith contribute? Again in the words of Teilhard, “there is something wonderful afoot in the universe.” The eyes of faith see the deeper pattern. Prayer God of the cosmos, you hold everything in being. God of love, you love the human race. God of our hearts, helps us to see your handiwork not only in the universe, but in the everyday events of our lives. Amen.
Pray for Kathleen O’Connor, (nee O’Connor) The Mall and late of Baile Uí Shé; Séamus Ward, Annascaul and late of Roscommon and Dublin; Mary Alice Lavigne, Cahernapuka and Toronto, Canada.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
St Mary’s Church
Sat 17ú 8.00pm 1. Rita Manning, Lisdorgan, MM.
2. Deceased members of the Devane, Wilson, O’Sullivan and Phillips Families.
3. Chris Allen, Dublin.
Sun 18ú 11.30am Jeremiah and Elizabeth O’Connor, Kilfountain.
Mon 19ú 10.00am Aifreann (Sa Díseart)
Tue 20ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh
Céad 21ú 7.30pm Ned and Bernie O’Loughlin, The Mall.
Déar 22ú 10.00am Intinn Pearsanta.
Fri 23ú 7.30pm Margaret O’Sullivan, Flemingstown.
Sat 24ú 8.00pm 1. Hannah Moriarty, Inch.
2. Kathleen Evans, Tubber, her brother Seán Manning, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh 1ú CB and their sister Máire and deceased members of The Evans and Manning Families.
3. Paud O’Shea, Ballybrack.
Sun 25ú 11.30am Eileen Hanafin, (Nee McKenna) London and Lisdorgan, MM.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 17ú 6.15i.n. Siobhán, Johnny agus Joe Ó Ceilleacháir, Cathair Bó Sine agus Muintir Uí Cheilleacháir atá imithe ar Shlí na Firínne.
Sath 24ú 6.15i.n. Tom Brick, Cahernapuka.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 18ú 10.00am Tommy Chambers, Dublin and The Bridge.
Sun 25ú 10.00am John Moriarty, Lisdorgan.

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.

Offertory Collection
Weekend August 10th/11th: Weekly Envelopes: €982; Cash: €1,682. Total: €2,664.

August 14th/15th: Weekly Envelopes: €417; Cash: €593. Total: €1,010.

Diocesan Collection for Pastoral and Retreat Centres €1,381.
Míle buíochas.
Naoi gCéad Míle Fáilte to all our visitors and to all the participants in the Regatta this weekend.

Priest on duty this Sunday: Fr. Eamon Mulvihill: 087-1438060.
Ardteist 2019
Comhghairdeachas lenár scoláirí go léir a fuair torthaí na hArdteiste i rith na seachtaine. Go dtreoraí an Spiorad Naomh a n’aistear sa saol atá rompu.
Catholic Grandparents Association Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage September 8th 2019, Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome. Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin – Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’.
Lough Derg 2019: Last day to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage is Tuesday 13th August. One Day Retreats resume on Saturday 17th August and continue on specific days until Sunday 29th September. For bookings and info, Tel. Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518. Email: info@loughderg.org www.loughderg.org
Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage September 12th – 19th. Spiritual director an tAthair Eoghan Ó Cadhla. Contact: Hannah Mae Browne 087-8560040.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8.00pm-9.30pm. Enquiries contact: Helen 086 1678027 or 0667134276.
Study Theology Online: Contact the Priory Institute on 01-4048124 or email enquiries@prioryinstitute.com Flexible Accessible Courses!
Monthly Day of Recollection guided by the writings of Servant of God Mother Marie Adele Garnier. St. Benedict’s Priory. Saturday 24th August. The theme is “Contemplation”. First talk 11.00. Mass at 9am at the Priory or 10am at the nearby Cathedral. Lunch provided. Cost: Donation Ends with tea at 3.30pm
Young Adults Conference is being held in Dublin from August 31st to September 1st, titled “Seek Beauty; Find Truth”. It is a weekend of speakers, workshops and craic aimed at the 18-40 age group. The Legion of Mary in Kerry would like to sponsor 2 young adults to attend. Contact Patricia 087-9048659.
Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee at 12.30pm on Sunday August 25th. More info from LatinMassTralee@gmail.com
Annual Church Gate Collection for Kerry Parents and Friends Association will be taken up on Saturday/Sunday August 24th/25th.
24ú/25ú Lunasa 2019
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: 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: 8.00pm. Breandán Fitzgerald. 11.30am. Margaret Graham.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Ghairbí. LÉITHEOIR: Marie Uí Ghrifín.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Eibhlín Uí Lúing. LÉITHEOIR: Eibhlín Uí Lúing.

Coeliac Hosts will be available at Communion time from the priest.

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