This Advent, you are invited to take a line of God’s Word from the Sunday reading, to pray with it on Sunday and to act out that Word daily in your own life during the following week.
2nd Sun of Advent: ‘Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight.’
Dec 17th Mon: Trust that God is present in your life;
Dec 18th Tues: Open your heart today with someone you find difficult; be compassionate;
Dec 19th Wed: Delight today in the reality that our God became fully human, like us;
Dec 20th Thurs: Pray for the people of Bethlehem today….pray for their peace;
Dec 21st Fri: Share from your abundance with others – a smile, a compliment, a kindness;
Dec 22nd Sat: Pause today in the quiet darkness to remember Jesus comes for each one of us.
(Copies of the Advent Calendar are available at the back of the Church)
OUR CHRISTMAS MASSES AND CONFESSIONS
We invite all the young children to bring the Infant Jesus from your Family Crib to the 6.00pm Vigil Mass for a special blessing.
NB: If any family or their children would like to participate in the 6pm Mass on Christmas Eve e.g. Readings, Prayer of the Faithful, bringing up the gifts, etc. Please contact the Parish Office by Friday December 14th.
Naomh Muire – 6:00pm Christmas Eve Family Mass.
Naomh Caitlín – 7:30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 8:00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Muire – 9.00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 10:00am Christmas Day.
Naomh Caitlín – 10:00am Lá Nollag.
Naomh Muire – 11:30am Christmas Day.
CONFESSIONS will be held as follows:
Halla Fionn Trá – Sath 15ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.
S. N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Domh 16ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann 10am.
S. N. Muire, Dingle – Confessions at 7.30pm on Tuesday December 18th.
Look at the letters in the word Advent
Awakening – We are preparing to celebrate the most important event in the history of the world.
Divine – Jesus has humbled Himself to become the human face of God.
Vocation – Christ came with a call for everybody.
Endings – the coming of Jesus brought an end to the old ways.
Neighbour – The free response to His loving invitation required concrete action on behalf of the neighbour.
Transformative – Christians are challenged to transform our world.
Pray for Rick Heisher, Chicago. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – AN TRÍÚ DOMHNACH DEN AIDBHINT – GAUDETE SUNDAY
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 15ú 8.00pm 1. Michael Lynch, Ballinasig, MM.
2. Mary Hanafin, Beenbawn, 1ú CB.
3. Peter and Mary Leonard, Dykegate Street.
4. Peig Bn Uí Chúinn, An Chorrghráig, Baile na nGall.
Sun 16ú 11.30am Deceased members of The Dillon and O’Connor Families.
Mon 17ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 18ú 10.00am
Céad 19ú 7.30pm Pat and Sheila Keating.
Déar 20ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Fri 21ú 7.30pm John and Maurice and deceased members of the Martin Family, Ballyhea.
Sat 22ú 8.00pm 1. Mary Fitzgerald, An Ghróbh, MM.
2. Bridget and Pat Sheehy, The Quay.
3. Fr. Leo O’Sullivan and Pat Nash, Glens.
4. Joan Devane, Ballyeightra and her parents Hannah and Michael.
Sun 23ú 11.30am
Halla Cheann Trá
Sath 15ú 6.15i.n. Páidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair.
Sath 22ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 16ú 10.00am Deceased members of The Ferriter Family and Mike O’Connor, Ballinsare.
Sun 23ú 10.00am Seán Brosnan, Doonties.
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.
No Adoration Tuesday and Wednesday, December 25th/26th.
No Adoration Tuesday January 1st.
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: 8.00pm. Carmel Fitzgerald. 11.30am Marian O’Sullivan.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Rose O’Sullivan and Donnacha O’Sullivan. LÉITHEOIR: Marie Uí Ghrifín.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Pádraig Firtéar. LÉITHEOIR: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
Christmas Crib Appeal
Míle buíochas to all who have put up the Cribs or will be putting them up in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will go to the Order of Malta Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem and to Arlington Lodge, Tralee, Kerry’s only temporary supported homeless facility. Your support for these 2 very worthy causes would be greatly appreciated.
Christmas Carol Service by St. Mary’s Choir and Dingle Gospel Choir in St. James’ Church, this Sunday December 16th at 7pm. No Admission fee, donations if desired to West Kerry Hospice.
Dingle New-Music Choir and Orchestra Christmas performances will take place on Wednesday December 19th – St. John’s Church, Ashe St., Tralee at 8.30pm; Friday December 21st – St. Mary’s Church, Dingle at 8.30pm.
Mary Immaculate College, Open Day, Saturday, January 12th, (10am – 1pm). Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, mingle with current MIC students and take a tour of the campus. Attendees can also find out about the range of accommodation options and student supports. For more see www.micopenday.ie.
Samaritans Annual Church gate collection will be take place on 24th/25th of December.
Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2019
2019 Féilire Eaglasta and a box of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution have now been distributed to the contact person in your area. If you haven’t received a box and would like to do so, please contact the Parish office on 066-9151208. Also included is an envelope for your Christmas Dues contribution.
Christmas Dues will be taken up as a second collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as your personal contribution to the Parish Priest. NB: If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Teach na Sagart for Dues and Dingle Parish for the Parish.
Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues which help make up the Parish Priest’s salary will be available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
Míle buíochas to the contact people who distribute the envelopes on behalf of the Parish. Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity.
Dec 8th: Weekly Envelopes: €199; Cash: €449. Total: €648.
Dec 9th: Weekly Envelopes: €1,150; Cash: €636. Total: €1,786.