Fograí / Newsletter December 13th 2020

Fr Michael Moynihan PP
Tel (066) 9151208/
13ú Nollaig 2020
St Mary’s Church, Dingle.
Sat 12ú 6.15pm Seán Costello, Rathfarnham.

1. Thomas O’Halloran and deceased family members, Cullenagh.

  1. Tommy Kelliher, Ballinvounig.
  2. John and Mary Hanifan, Jack and Hannah Devane, Beenbawn.
  3. Jim Devane and deceased members of the Lambe Family.
    Sun 13ú 10.00am
    Hardy Mattu, Lisdorgan, 1ú CB.
    11.30am Cecilia Buckley, Radharc na Mara, 1ú CB.
    Mon 14ú 10.00am Private Intention.
    6.15pm Tim and Kitty O’Connor and Nell Fitzgerald and deceased members of The Moriarty Family, Holy Ground
    Tues 15ú 11.00am Requiem Mass for Joh Bell, Edinburgh and John St.
    Céad 16ú 7.30pm Ita McCarthy, Main St, her husband Danny and daughter Noreen and members of the McCarthy and McDonnell Families, living and deceased.
    Déard 17ú 10.00am Michael Gallagher.
    Friday 18ú 7.30pm Pat and Sheila Keating.
    Sat 19ú 6.15pm Páidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair.
    8.00pm Private Intention.
    Sun 20ú Michael O’Connor and deceased members of The Ferriter Family, Ballinasare.
    11.30am Deceased members of The Dillon and O’Connor Families and Mary Ellen Masterson, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.

To join Masses on Webcam visit our website and click on picture of sanctuary.

Rotas: Next Weekend: Euch. Ministers: 6.15pm Tracey Sheehy. 8.00pm: Gobnait Uí Chonchúir and Máire Uí Chonchúir. 10.00am Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí agus Bridget Prendiville. 11:30am James Devane and Ann O’Connor. Readers: 6.15pm Pádraig Firtéar 8.00pm Noel O’Neill. 10.00am Pádraig Ó Conchúir. 11.30am Tommy McCarthy. Cleaners Team 2.

We would be most grateful if the people that received the taxback letters recently could return the enduring certificate as soon as possible in the stamped addressed envelope. Fill in your PPS number and sign the cert. By completing the cert you allow the Parish to claim back the tax without any cost to you.

€€Online giving€€. You can now make a donation to the Parish online by clicking on the Donate button on our Parish website.
€940 received to date. Many thanks for your generosity.

St V de Paul – box will be available this weekend at the back of the church to donate.

Thought for the day: In the words of John’s Gospel, John the Baptist came as a witness, to speak for the light, the true light who was coming into the world. In this season of Advent, the Baptist points us towards the coming one and he invites us to reflect on our need of the light of Jesus in the darkness of our lives. Darkness means many things: a sense of being lost, a lack of direction, helplessness, sin or indeed lack of faith. This Christmas, may the God who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” shine in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 4:6). Prayer: We come before you in the darkness of our lives, aware of our need of Christ, the light of the world. Let us receive him in faith so that we may become witnesses to that light which has truly come into the world.

Mass Leaflets are available in the local shops in Dingle, Fionn Trá and Lios Póil, on our Parish Website and at the back of our 3
churches. Please drop one to the housebound.
Priest on duty this Sunday:
Fr Michael Moynihan – 087-6551902.

Masses on Christmas week will be celebrated on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.15pm and 8.00pm each evening. On Christmas Eve Mass times will be 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. Christmas Day Mass times will be 10am and 11.30am. All Masses will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Dingle due to greater capacity.
To book, please ring on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 2.30pm – 5.30pm only, 087-4686437. No text messages, please. Please note new number.
As it may not be possible to cater for everybody’s first choice, we ask for your patience and understanding. Any Mass up to Jan 6th will fulfil your Christmas obligation.

Christmas Cards, packs of 6 (€5) or 12 (€10) and Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards are available at the back of St Mary’s.

Offertory Collection: €2,331. Míle buíochas

Mass Schedule 2021: Changes to the Mass schedule in all 4 Parishes, in the Pastoral Area, have been finalised. From January 2nd/3rd Masses will be as follows:
6.15pm St Mary’s, Dingle and Camp;
7.30pm Annascaul and Carraig:
10am Baile an Fheirtéaraigh and Lios Póil;
11.30am St Mary’s, Dingle & Castlegregory.
The following weekend January 9th/10th Masses will be as follows:
6.15pm St Mary’s, Dingle and Cloghane;
7.30pm Annascaul and Ceann Trá:
9.00am Dún Chaoin.
10am Baile an Fheirtéaraigh and Inch;
11.30am St Mary’s, Dingle and Castlegregory. If there is no Mass in your local Church, you are encouraged to attend Mass in one of the other churches.

Confessions on Saturday, December 19th, 10.30 – 12.30pm and 2.30 – 4.30pm.
Parish Masses: It is great to have a congregation back again. There are a few obvious changes in seating and reduced numbers in attendance but the primary aspect of the Church as a place of prayer remains.
Anybody who wishes to attend weekdays Masses are welcome to do so. No booking required. The following applies for the weekend Masses. This week you are asked to phone 087-4686437, to let us know what Mass you would like to attend. If you do not book, there will be no guarantee that you will be able to attend the Mass of your choice. Not all Masses are at capacity but by booking you are helping us to plan for how many may be in attendance.
Please phone at the following times only: 2.30pm – 5.30pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday giving your name and number of persons (if more than 1). When you get to the Church you are asked to use the Hand Sanitizers provided and follow instructions from the stewards. We will celebrate Mass in St Mary’s Church, Dingle, only, at this time. Your co-operation is very much appreciated. The following will apply in line with the Government guidelines:

(i) Communion can only be received in the hand.
(ii) You are asked to wear a face mask.
(iii) Please sit in the designated spaces only
(iv) Please place your offering for the offertory collection in the building fund boxes at the back of the churches as passing of baskets is not permitted.

Please Note: If you wish to attend Mass on December 19th/20th please contact the parish office at the above times.

Many primary and secondary schools are taking part in Kerryschools4cara – no uniform day on December 18th. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

An Díseart Sacred Heart Chapel will be open 11-1pm Mon. Dec 14th – Tuesday Dec 22nd.

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