Fograi / Newsletter December 18th 2022

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

December 18th, 2022

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Pray for Tommy Ó Murchú, An Clochán Dubh. Suaimhneas síoráí dá anam.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.
Sat 17ú 6.15pm 1. Seán O’Connor, Cooleen, 1ú CB. 2. Mary Devane, Lisdorgan, 1ú CB. 3. Michael Curran and his parents, Lower Green Street. 4. Thomas O’Halloran, and deceased members of the O’Halloran Family Cuillineach. 5. Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Baile na Buaile, Lovett Family, Garrynadur, Rowe Family, Portlaoise and Cotter’s Family, Macroom. 6. Michael and Bridie Graham, Grey’s Ln, Hannah and Johnny Quinn, The Wood.
Sun 18ú 11.30am Deceased members of The Dillon and O’Connor Family and Mary Ellen Masterson, late of Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.
Mon 19ú 10.00am Sa Díseart.
Tues 20ú 10.00am Pat and Sheila Keating.
Wed 21ú 10.00am Private Intention.
Thurs 22ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Fri 23ú 6.15pm Noreen and Patrick Ashe, Ballymore.
Sat 24ú 6.00pm Oíche Nollag.
Sun 25ú 11.30am Lá Nollag.

To join Masses on Webcam click on picture
of sanctuary on our website

Confessions: Friday after the 6.15pm Mass.

Rotas: Next Week: Euch Mins: 6.00pm Tracey Sheehy, Maura Flahive, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir, Christín Uí Chonchúir, Blandina O’Connor, Barbara Prendergast, Theresa Ashe. 11:30am: James Devane, Bridie Fitzgerald and Ann O’Connor. Readers: 6.00pm Marian O’Sullivan and Des
McQuaid. 11.30am Maurice O’Connor.
Cleaners Team 3.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh. 18ú 10.00am Mary O’Sullivan, Garraí na dTor, 1ú CB.
Sat 24ú 9.00pm Oíche Nollag.
Sun 25ú 10.00am Lá Nollag.

Rota: Min Eoc 24ú: Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. 25ú: Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoirí 24ú: Pádraig Ó Conchúir 7 Hannah Ní Dhubháin. 25ú: Marie Uí Ghrifín.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 24ú 7.30in. Oíche Nollag.

Rota: Next Week: Min Eoc: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.

Thought for the Day: In a culture where God is, apparently, absent, it may sound strange to hear words such as “Do not be afraid” and “God is with us.” Such assurances are at the heart our biblical faith from start to finish. Everyone who is anyone in the Bible is told not to be afraid. And the assurance “I will be with you” is found throughout starting with the very name of God in Ex 3:14, I am who I am. The God, in whom we live and move and have our being, is there all along, whether we are aware of it or not. Faith is the moment of discovery and recognition. Prayer: You are with us always: you are with us in creation in all its splendour, in our fellow human beings in all their generosity, you are with us in the quiet where we are alone with you. Amen.

Ideal Christmas Gift: The Exile’s Return, by Fr Pat McCarthy is an original song which has been composed and recorded as a tribute to the victorious Kerry team and management. CD at €10 are available from the Parish Office.

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

Offertory Collection Dec 8th and Sunday: €1,323.00. Míle buíochas.
Priest on duty this Sunday:
Fr Michael Moynihan 087-6551902.

Christmas Masses will take place as follows: St Mary’s Church:
Saturday December 24th at 6.00pm
Sunday December 25th at 11.30am.
Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Saturday December 24th at 9.00pm.
Sunday December 25th at 10.00am.
Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá,
Dé Satharn 24ú Nollag ag 7.30i.n.

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 certificate, you allow the Parish to claim back the tax without any cost to you. Many thanks for your generosity.

2023 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. There will be a separate box for Christmas Dues at the back of our 3 Parishes Churches 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.

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

Christmas Cards, packs of 6 (€5) or 12 (€10), Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and Mass Cards are available from the Parish Office. Ring 066-9151208.
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 Crib Appeal 2022. Míle buíochas to all who have put up the Cribs in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will again go to the Cara Project in Kenya. The funds donated last year to Cara, helped young girls who have suffered terribly, are often orphaned and frequently pregnant from assault. Every Euro given helps build a future for these girls; food, clothing, education and employment. Your support for the Cara projects in Kenya is greatly appreciated. One girl has written of their experience in Kenya. The full letter can be read on our website,

Vocations: ‘Just as John the Baptist answered the call to be a “voice in the wilderness” to “prepare a way for the Lord” – we pray for those in our society who are called to be the voice in the wilderness of our modern society by living their lives in service as a priest, deacon or religious.’ If interested in becoming a Priest, please contact Fr Michael Moynihan.

€€Online giving€€. You can make a donation to the Parish online by clicking on the Donate button on our Parish website.

Pope Francis Twitter: This is a difficult time for humanity, but it is also a propitious time of salvation, in which the Lord, through the Virgin Mary, continues to give us His Son, who calls us to fraternity, to set aside selfishness, indifference and enmity, and to get involved with each other.

A chara mo chléibh go maire tú i réim
Faoi shonas go séanmhar sásta;
Seo chugat uaim féin paidir a’s cré,
‘Gus beannacht Mhic Dé na nGrásta.

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

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