This advent I pray
To live deeply, with purpose
To live freely, with detachment
To live wisely, with humility
To live justly, with compassion
To live lovingly, with fidelity
To live mindfully, with awareness
To live mindfully, with awareness
To live gratefully, with generously
To live fully, with enthusiasm
Help me to hold this vision
and to daily renew it in my heart,
becoming ever more one with you. Amen.
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 15th.
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:
S. N. Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Sath 16ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.
S. N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Domh 17ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann 10am.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,085; Cash: €770. Total: €1,855. Míle buíochas.
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 Mary Hanafin, Nee Devane, Beenbawn. Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 16ú 8.00pm 1. Eugene O’Connor, Gortonora, Conor Pass Road, MM.
2. Bridget and Pat Sheehy, The Quay.
Sun 17ú 11.30am Michael Curran, Lower Green St., 1ú CB.
Mon 18ú 11.00am Requiem Mass for Mary Hanafin, Beenbawn, R.I.P.
Tue 19ú 10.00am Pat and Sheila Keating.
Céad 20ú 7.30pm Seán O’Connor, Leataoibh Mór, MM.
Thur 21ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Friday 22ú 7.30pm Dave Geaney, Cluais Móir, 1ú CB.
Sat 23ú 8.00pm 1. Joan Devane 1ú CB and her parents Michael and Hannah Devane, Ballyeightragh.
2. Peigí Uí Chuinn, Curraghráig.
Sun 24ú 11.30am Deceased member of the Dillon and O’Connor families.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 16ú 6.15i.n. Páidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair.
Sath 23ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 17ú 10.00am Seán Brosnan, Doonties.
Sun 24ú 10.00am Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur and his parents Mike and Peggy and sisters Pat Brosnan and Maura Griffin.
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: 23ú/24ú Nollaig
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. Joe O’Sullivan. 11.30am Margaret Graham.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan agus Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin. Léitheoir: Ann Moriarty.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Dónal Ó Ciobháin.
St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal: Míle buíochas to all who contributed to our collection last weekend. NB: Collection Box in St. Mary’s Porch all year.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: 2018 Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts January 17th, continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7.00pm-9.00pm. (2) The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. Jan. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Contact 087-2498061.
Citizens Information will be available at Kerry Education Centre, Rice House, Goat Street, Dingle from 10.00 a.m. – 2 p.m on Tuesday 19th December.
Beehive Theatre: Play by kids drama class Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th 2pm to 2.45 pm admission free.
Annual Christmas Dues Envelopes
Christmas Dues will be taken up as a second collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as you personal contribution to the Parish Priest. Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues, which help make up the Parish Priest’s salary, are available at the back of the three Parish Churches. If you have not received an envelope already, please take one and we would be most grateful if you could return it in the second collection on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or any other Church Collection.
NB: If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Teach na Sagart for Dues and Dingle Parish for Parish. Míle buíochas to the contact people who distribute the envelopes and Féilire Eaglasta 2018 on behalf of the Parish. Spare copies of the Féilire Eaglasta 2018 are also available at the back of the three parish churches.
Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity.
DINGLE: 6.00pm: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Maura Flahive, Mary Devane, Elaine O’Connor, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir, Joan Uí Mhoráin, Kathleen Sheehy and Claire Uí Longsigh. 9.00pm: Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí tSíthigh, Maria Moriarty, Blandina O’Connor, Micheál Ó Conchúir, Máire Uí Chonchúir and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am: Anne Curran, Elaine Hillard, Helen Ferris and Barbara Prendergast. Collectors: 6.00pm: Micheál Ó Móráin, Tom Browne, Séamus Kelliher and Gearóid O’Connor. 9.00pm: Seán Prendergast, Michael O’Shea, Michael O’Connor and Tom Moriarty. 11.30am: Tom Browne, John Brosnan, Michael O’Connor, Seán O’Sullivan. Church Cleaners’ Team 4.
Readers: 6.00pm: Mary Fitzgerald. 9.00pm Bernie Budhlaeir. 11.30am: Jason Sheehy.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Vigil: Marie Uí Ghrifín agus Máire Uí Ghealbháin. 10.00am: Máire Uí Shé agus Máiréad Uí Gháirbhí.
Léitheoirí: Vigil: Fiona Ní Ghairbhí agus Pádraig Ó hAiniféin.
10.oor.n.: Risteard Mac Eoin.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Bigil: Máirín Uí Shé. 10.00r.n.: Marion Uí Lúing. Léitheoirí: Bigil: Phil Uí Chatháin. 10.00r.n: Pádraig Firtéar.
Christmas Crib Appeal
Míle buíochas to all who put up the Cribs in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will go to Br. Kevin Crowley Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people in Dublin and the African Unit of the Presentation Sisters in Zambia and Zimbabwe who provide primary and secondary education to children. It will go towards the a new school in Kaoma in Zambia.
Christmas Carol Service / Concert
Christmas Carol Service takes place in St. James’ Church, on Sunday Dec 17th at 7pm. No admission but contribution can be made to Kerry Hospice Fund.
The Dingle New-Music Choir and Orchestra will perform in St. Mary’s Church this Friday December 22nd at 8pm. Contact: 086-2204598.