Fógraí / Newsletter December 17th, 2023

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

December 17th, 2023



Third Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday

Pray for Anna Owens (née McKenna), Sligo and Ardamore; Bridie Boucher (née Ferriter, Queens, New York and late of Ballinasare; Deirdre Farren, (née Donnelly), Mount Merrion, Dublin and late of Green St; Frank Burke, Baile na nGall and Roscrea. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 16ú 6.15pm 1. Tom Thompson, Strand St. 1ú CB. 2. Ita and Danny McCarthy and their daughter, Noreen, Main Street.

3. Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown.

4.Tom Slattery, Monaree. 5. Mary Devane, Lisdorgan. 6. Phil and Eugy O’Connor, Gortanora.

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

Mon 18ú 10.00am Sa Díseart.

Tues 19ú 10.00am Pat and Sheila Keating.

Wed 20ú 10.00am Máire Enright, Dún Chaoin and Castleisland.

Thurs 21ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.

Fri 22ú 6.15pm Private Intention.

Sat 23ú 6.15pm 1. Kay Houlihan, Avondale, MM., Vincent, Brian and Ciarán Houlihan. 2. Gearóid Ó Ceallacháin, Carraig, Cill Chuáin and Ballinteer, 1ú CB. 3. Special Intention.

Sun 24ú 11.30am Private Intention.

6.00pm Christmas Eve Vigil

11.30am Christmas Day.

Rotas: Next Week: 23rd/24th Euch. Mins: 6.15pm Theresa Ashe, Joan Rohan and Máire Uí Chonchúir 11:30am: Ann O’Connor and James Devane. Readers: 6.15pm Gearóidín Farrell. 11.30am Tommy McCarthy.

24th/25th: Euch. Mins: 6.00pm: Blandina Uí

Chonchúir, Christín Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Maura Flahive, Marie Moriarty and Ann Moriarty O’Connor. 11:30am: Anne Begley, Ann Curran and Ann O’Connor. Readers: 6.pm Marian O’Sullivan and Jason Sheehy. 11.30am Ann Lundon. Cleaners T2.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Sun. 17ú 10.00am Seán Brosnan, Doonties.

Sun. 24ú 9.00pm Oíche Nollaig.

Luain 25ú 10.00am Lá Nollaig.

Rota: Dec 24th 9pm: Min Eoc: Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. Léitheoir: Laoise Ní Fhallúin Ní hIceadha agus Pádraig Ó hAiniféin.

Dec 25th 10am: Min Eoc: Bridget Prendeville. Léitheoir: Risteard Mac Eoin.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sat. 23ú 7.30in Páidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair.

Domh. 24ú 7.30in Oíche Nollaig.

Rota 23ú: Min Eoc: Siobhán Uí Shé.

Léitheoir: Muintir Uí Shé. 24ú: Min Eoc: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.

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.

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.

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Eamon Mulvihill 066-7139145.

Christmas Masses will take place as follows: St Mary’s Church:  Sunday December 24th at 6.00pm (note earlier time).

Monday December 25th at 11.30am.

Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá,

Dé Domhnaigh 24ú Nollag ag 7.30i.n.

Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Domh. December 24th at 9.00pm.

Luain December 25th at 10.00am.

2024 Parish Envelopes, Calendar and Christmas Dues Envelopes should now have been distributed to households. If you haven’t yet received your Calendar and envelope, please contact the person that normally delivers them. A second collection for Christmas Dues will be taken up at the 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.

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. Míle buíochas to all those who have volunteered.

Offertory Collection: €1,041.00.

Dec 8th Collection: €680.00.

Can you spare 1 hour a month for 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 if necessary.

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

Samaritans Church gate collection will be held on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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.

Mass Bouquet Cards and Mass Cards are available from the Parish Office.

Christmas Crib Appeal 2023 – This year the proceeds from the Crib appeal in the 3 parish churches will go to Trócaire for its humanitarian work in the Middle East with its partners on the ground.

Biongó Mór na Nollag i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, an Domhnach seo, 17ú Nollaig ag 7.00in.  Fáilte roimh chách.

Dingle New Music Choir and Orchestra will have their Christmas concerts in Séipéal Naomh Uinseann, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, this Sunday, December 17th at 5.00pm and in St. Mary’s Church, Dingle, Thursday, December 21st at 8.00pm. Tickets €15, from Grogan’s Pharmacy and Walsh’s Pharmacy.

Charity Concert Fundraiser for The Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic in Malawi will take place in St Mary’s Church on Friday December 29th at 8pm. Tickets €25.

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

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork will take place, September 11th 2024 for 7 nights.  From €879pp. For more information contact Maura on 087-1517696 or 066-7127143.

Pilgrimage to Assisi and San Giovanni, from Cork Airport, June 24th to July 1st  2024.  More Information from Ann Fehan 087-2738103 or Fr. Eoghan at 066-9156131.

Pope Francis on X: We are heading toward Christmas: Are we able to take concrete steps to peace? Let every effort be made to address and remove the causes of conflict, to protect civilians, hospitals, places of worship, to free hostages and guarantee human rights.

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