Fógraí / Newsletter December 10th 2023

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

December 10th, 2023



Second Sunday of Advent

Pray for Anne Flannery, (née Drought), John St; Denny Falvey, Main St, Annascaul; Mai Loughlin, Ballyglunin, Co. Galway. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 9ú 6.15pm 1. Tommy Murphy, Clochán Dubh, Baile na Gall. 2. Thomas O’Halloran and deceased members of The O’Halloran Family, Cullinagh. 3. Helen, Ita, and Tadhg Griffin, Strand Street, and the deceased members of The Griffin Family. 4. Bridget White, An Dóirín, Green Street. 5. Catherine, Anthony and Mary Paud Manning, Killelane.

Sun 10ú 11.30am Kitty and Tim O’Connor, and Nell Fitzgerald, Holyground.

Mon 11ú 10.00am Sa Díseart.

Tues 12ú 10.00am No Mass.

Wed 13ú 10.00am Tom and Mary Moriarty, Baile na hAbha.

Thurs 14ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.

Fri 15ú 6.15pm Michael Curran, his parents and his sister Ann, Green Street.

Sat 16ú 6.15pm 1. Ita and Danny McCarthy and their daughter, Noreen, Main Street.

2. Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown.

3. Tom Slattery, Monaree. 4. Mary Devane, Lisdorgan. 5. Phil and Eugy O’Connor, Gortanora.

Sun 17ú 11.30am Deceased members of The Dillon and O’Connor Families.

Rotas: Next Week: Euch. Mins: 6.15pm Marian O’Sullivan, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir and Micheál Ó Conchúir. 11:30am: Kitty O’Flaherty and Anne Begley. Readers: 6.15pm Breandán MacGearailt. 11.30am Maurice O’Connor. Cleaners Team 1.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sat, 9ú 7.30in Intinn Príobháideach.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Sun, 17ú 10.00am Seán Brosnan, Doonties.

Rota: Min Eoc: Máire Uí Ghealbháin.

Léitheoir: Risteard MacEoin.

Confessions with visiting priest, Saturday December 16th 2.30pm – 5pm in St Mary’s.

Gach rath ar fhoireann CLG Dhaingean Uí Chúis a bheidh ag imirt i gCluiche Cheannais Chlub na Mumhan in aghaidh Castlehaven ó Corcaigh ar an Domhnach seo i Luimneach.

Thought for the day: As Christmas approaches, we could ask ourselves: how can we prepare to celebrate the birthday of our Saviour? The proclamation of John the Baptist points to the preparation that really counts, conversion of heart and life. The deeper meaning of metanoia is a change of vision, a radically new outlook, in the light of the Gospel. God is our compassionate father, our Abba, who desires nothing less than our hearts, our whole selves. We are accepted and loved by him, while we are still sinners (Romans 5:8). Receiving his forgiving love means a revolution in values, beliefs and direction in life. Prayer: Loving God, as we your children prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus our Saviour, help us to prepare our hearts too. May the coming birth of the Son of David encourage us to true repentance and genuine conversion of heart. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pope Francis on X: We have entered Advent full of hope. We fervently implore the Prince of Peace to bring comfort to our wounded hearts and to nations suffering from wars and crises of every kind, so that all may live a dignified and peaceful life.

Pope’s Intention for December: We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the centre of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programmes which value their active participation.

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Michael Moynihan 087-6551902.

2024 Parish Envelopes, Calendar and Christmas Dues Envelopes will be distributed to households in the coming week. A second collection for Christmas Dues will be taken up at Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses for your personal contribution to the Parish Priest.Envelopes can also be placed in the Building Fund Boxes at the back of the 3 churches. NB: If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Teach na Sagart for Dues and Dingle Parish for Parish. Míle buíochas for your continued support of the Parish and its Priest.

Offertory Collection: €1,978.00.

Diocesan Collection: KDYS €399.00.

Míle buíochas for your continued support.

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal collections will take place this weekend December 9th/10th.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Can you spare 1 hour a month? We are currently renewing all Parish Ministries, including Cleaners, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Liturgy Group. Would like to volunteer or know somebody who would be interested, contact the Parish Office. Training will be provided where necessary.

Gluten Free hosts are available from the Priest at Communion time.

Machnamh don Aidbhint: Ullmhaígí bóthar an Tiarna, déanaigí díreach a chosáin.

The Golden Jubilee of the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Assisted pilgrims will take place August 29th to September 3rd, 2024.  More Information to follow early in 2024. 

Ceolchoirm na Nollag Bunscoil an Chlochair an Máirt seo, 12ú Nollag, 12 meán lae agus 7 a chlog tráthnóna i Séipéal Naomh Muire. Fáilte roimh cách.

Parish Office at the Presbytery, Dingle. Office Hours: Tuesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Wednesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Thursday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Parish Office: Tel.:066 9151208.

Christmas Cards, packs of 6 (€5) and Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and Mass Cards are available from the Parish Office.

Baskets for the Offertory Collection are now being used. Help from volunteers would be much appreciated to collect the baskets. Please contact the Parish Office. It is hoped to put in place 4 teams which would mean that each team would only be on the rota once every 4 weeks.

Tap to Donate terminals are located at the back of St Mary’s Church. Machines are programmed to donate €5 to the Parish each time they are used.

Advent Prayer by Henri Nouwen
Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day. We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us. We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom. We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence. We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light. To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”

Biongó Mór na Nollag i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, 17ú Nollaig ag 7.00in.  Fáilte roimh spotdhuaiseanna.  Más mian leat spotduais nó dearbhán a dheonú, fág in oifig na scoile iad roimh 13ú Nollaig led’ thoil.

As West Kerry faces the challenges of protecting the environment you are invited to the public launch of Corca Dhuibhne Community Forum. A gathering of people who care in An Díseart, Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm, Tea/ coffee/ soláistí, help the cause, bring your own cup.

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