Fógraí / Newsletter December 20th 2015

Machnamh / Reflection

Father, in the wilderness
of the Jordan
you sent a messenger
to prepare people’s hearts
for the coming of your Son.

Help me to hear his words and
repent of my sins,
so that I may clearly see
the way to walk,
the truth to speak,
and the life to live for Him,
my Lord Jesus Christ.
Naomh Muire, Dingle – 6:00pm Christmas Eve Family Mass. We invite all the young children to bring the Infant Jesus from your Family Crib for a special blessing. Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá – 7:30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – 8:00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Muire, Dingle – 9:00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – 10:00am Christmas Day.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá – 10:00am Lá Nollag.
Naomh Muire, Dingle – 11:30am Christmas Day.

CONFESSIONS will be held on Wednesday December 23rd as follows:
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – 7:00pm
Naomh Muire, Dingle – Mass 7:30pm followed by Confessions.
Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá Satharn 19ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.

Just a Thought / Smaoineamh
Christmas is a feast of the heart. It reveals to us what the heart of God is like. It was God who started it all when he gave us the gift of his Son. At the same time it reveals to us what the human heart is capable of. Christmas causes us to open our hearts. And the extent to which we open our hearts to God and to one another, will be the extent to which we experience the ‘great joy’ the angels announced to the shepherds, because joy is the fruit of love.
Pray for Fr. Leo O’Sullivan, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow and late of John Street; Bridget White, An Dóirín, and Dublin; Eddie Fitzgerald, Paddington, London and late of Reenconnell; Garrett Fitzgerald, Anagap, Annascaul.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Fourth Sunday of Advent.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 19ú 8.00pm Michael Flannery, Goat St., MM.
Sun 20ú 11.30am Tommy Kelliher, Ballinvounig, MM.
Dé Luain 21ú 10am An Díseart.
Dé Máirt 22ú 10am Patrick and Sheila Keating, CB.
Wed 23ú 7.30pm Paróisteánaigh.
Déard 24ú 6.00pm Christmas Eve – Family Mass.
9.00pm Christmas Eve.
Friday 25ú 11.30am Vincent and Brian Houlihan, Avondale and deceased members of the Houlihan and Kerrish Families.
Sat 26ú 8.00pm Gerard O’Connor, Cahernapuka.
Sun 27ú 11.30am
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 19ú 6.15i.n. Páidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair.
Déard 24ú 7.30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Aoine 25ú 10r.n. Lá Nollag.
Sath 26ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 20ú 10am Deceased members of the Ferriter family and Mike Connor, Ballinasare.
Déard 24ú 8.00pm Christmas Eve.
Aoine 25ú 10am Christmas Day.
Domh 27ú 10am Seán Brosnan, Doonties, 1ú CB.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 -7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
N. Caitlín: Déardaoin 11 r.n. – 12i.n. N. Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Annual Christmas Dues
Christmas Dues will be taken up as a second collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you have not received an envelope, please take one from the back of our three churches and return for the Christmas Masses.
This collection is to support your priest’s salary. Thank you for your generosity.
Vocations: Thinking about the Priesthood as a way of life for you? Maybe you have felt you are being called? You are invited to St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, on Feb 5th and 6th, 2016. This event is an opportunity for you to ‘come and see’. We start on Feb. 5th with dinner at 6.30pm, followed by some time for prayer, meet others thinking of the priesthood and some recently ordained priests. On Feb 6th there is prayer, breakfast, a brief talk on discerning a vocation, preparation for Mass, lunch, discussion, depart Contact Fr Michael Moynihan PP, Glengarriff on 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer PP, Dromtarriff on 087 2401246.
Christmas Eve / Day
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: 6pm Vigil Mass: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir, Nora Curran, Clár Uí Loingsigh, Kathleen Sheehy and Mary Devane. 9pm Vigil Mass: Bernie Bowler, Mary Diony O’Connor, Máire Uí Chonchúir, Marie Moriarty, Barbara Prendergast, Marion O’Sullivan and Máire Uí tSíthigh. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty, Clár Uí Loingsigh, Des McQuaid, Sr. de Sales, Barbara Prendergast, Tracey Sheehy and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3. Readers: 6pm Vigil Mass: Jason Sheehy. 9pm Vigil Mass: Bernie Budhlaeir. 11.30a.m.: Desmond McQuaid.
LIOS PÓIL: Min Eoc.: 8pm Vigil Mass: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide.10am: Máiréad Uí Chathasaigh agus Yvonne Uí Mhainnín.
Léitheoirí: 8pm Vigil Mass: Marie Uí Ghrifín. 10am: Risteard Mac Eoin.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc.: 7.30pm Aifreann na Bigile: Marion Uí Lúing.
10.00r.n.: Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoirí: 7.30pm Aifreann na Bigile: Liam Ó Rocháin. 10.00r.n.: Cáit Ní Chatháin.
An Deireadh Seachtaine –26ú/27ú 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: Vigil: Noel O’Neill. 11.30a.m.: Barbara Prendergast.
LIOS PÓIL: Min Eoc.: Anne Prendeville and Bridget Prendeville. Léitheoir: Clann Uí Bhrosnacháin. FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc.: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Dónal Ó Ciobháin.
Offertory Collection:
Weekly Envelopes: €1,063; Cash: €749. Total: €1,812. Míle buíochas.
Christmas Crib 2015: Proceeds will be divided between Sr. Gregory Presentation Sister and Fr. Billy Lovett, Franciscan Missionary in South Africa.
Wedding: Congratulations to Niamh Ní Ghrifín, Minard and Jonathan Doherty, Glencar who were married in our parish recently.
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 round.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: Year Of Mercy – A Course on Faith: 12 weekly one-and-a-half hour sessions beginning Wed, Jan 20th, 2016. Contact 066 7134 4276.
Christmas Concert in An Díseart Chapel December 22nd and 23rd at 7pm by the New Music and Orchestra. Tickets €7 and are available in An Díseart.
Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail agus Scéim Sóisialta Tuaithe Chorca Dhuibhne: Tá folúntais acu faoi láthair. (Community Employment Scheme and Rural Social scheme has vacancies). Eolais ó: 087-2982284.
Samaritans Church gate collection will be taken up on Christmas Eve and Day. Thank you to all who have generously supported us. Free call number 116 123.
The Carers Association are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Work Experience Module in Tralee commencing 06/01/2016. Contact 057 93 70221 for information.
Cuan Mhuire is celebrating 50 years of supporting people with addiction issues.
A Reunion Mass and get-together of “Past Friends and Residents of Cuan Mhuire” in Kerry is being planned for later in the year. Write to Sr Consilio, Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, Co Limerick or email her at annosheadaly@gmail.com by Jan 31st

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