Fógraí / Newsletter December 24th 2017

Machnamh / Reflection

C Is for Christ child who was sleeping on the hay.
H Is for heavenly host who worshipped him that day.
R Is for radiance on Mary’s holy face.
I Is for the lowly inn – a poor and humble place.
S Is for the star that shone to guide the shepherds there.
T Is for the Three Kings who brought him treasures rare.
M Is for the manger where he laid his little head.
A Is for the angles that hovered round his bed.
S Is for saviour who brought peace and hope on earth on the wondrous night we celebrate – the night of Jesus’ birth.

NB: Mass will be celebrated at 12noon on St. Stephen’s Day (Tuesday) in St. Mary’s Church.

Christmas gathers us all together in a great universal fellowship in the name of Christ. During Christmas we feel at one with everyone. We feel a desire to reach out to others. Jesus coming among us takes us out of our narrow world and breaks our selfish habits. It enables us to see selfishness and prejudice for what thay are. We are put in touch with our common humanity, with our shared fears and hopes. God becomes one with us. Jesus is Emmanuel, God-with-us.

Pray for Chrissie Moggan, (nee Scanlon), Essex, England and late of Goat St. Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Fourth Sunday of Advent
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 23ú 8.00pm 1. Joan Devane 1ú CB and her parents Michael and Hannah Devane, Ballyeightragh.
2. Peigí Uí Chuinn, Curraghráig.
3. Pat Nash, Glens and Fr. Leo O’Sullivan.
Sun 24ú 11.30am Deceased member of the Dillon and O’Connor families.
6.00pm Christmas Eve – Family Mass.
9.00pm Christmas Eve.
Mon 25ú 11.30am Vincent and Brian Houlihan, Avondale and deceased members of the Houlihan and Kerrish Families.
Tue 26ú 12.00pm Paróisteánaigh.
Céad 27ú 7.30pm Deceased members of the John St. Wren.
Thur 28ú 10.00am Joe, Mary, Séamus and Seán Cloherty.
Friday 29ú 7.30pm Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown.
Sat 30ú 8.00pm 1. Tommy Devane and Jim O’Keeffe.
2. Mossie and Peig Aherne, Ballyristeen.
3. Maidhc & Eibhlín Uí Mhóráin, Baile Riabhach agus Muintir Uí Mhóráin atá imithe ar Slí na Fírinne.
4. Margaret, James and Patrick Kennedy, Banogue.
5. Kathleen and Mary Theresa Brick, Ceathrúin an Phúca.
Sun 31ú 11.30am Hannah Kelliher, John Street.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 23ú 6.15i.n.
Domh 24ú 7:30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Luan 25ú 10.00i.n. Lá Nollag
Sath 30ú 6.15i.n. Muintir Uí Chatháin, Cill Mhic a Domhnaigh atá imithe ar Shlí na Fírinne.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 24ú 10.00am Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur and his parents Mike and Peggy and sisters Pat Brosnan and Maura Griffin and his brother Seán.
8.00pm Christmas Eve.
Mon 25th 10.ooam Lá Nollag.
Sun 31ú 10.00am Deceased members of the Ferriter Family and Mike Connor, Ballinasare.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Offertory Collection:
Weekly Envelopes: €1,108; Cash: €753. Total: €1,891. Míle buíochas.
Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste are available in the Sacristy.
Annual Christmas Dues
Christmas Dues will be taken up as a special collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This collection is to support your Priest’s salary. Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues are available at the back of the three Parish Churches.

NB: If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Teach na Sagart for Dues and Dingle Parish for Parish.
Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity.
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 building a new school in Kaoma in Zambia.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 30ú/31ú Nollaig
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí Shíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: 8.00pm. Des McQuaid.
11.30am Séamus Kelliher.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendeville and Bridget Prendeville. Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Eibhlín Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.
Beannachtaí na Nollag / Christmas Greetings
Wishing all our parishioners and visitors a holy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for the New Year. Beannachtaí an Linbh Íosa i mBeithil.
Word of Appreciation
I would like to thank our volunteers in our parish ministries and services. Their dedication is inspiring and selfless in spirit. Each person brings his/her own time and talent in serving our community. In particular I would like to mention Sacristans, Organists, the Choirs, the Servers, the Cleaners, Flower and Altar Arrangers, Crib Makers and Helpers, the Secretary, the Ministers of the Word and of the Eucharist, Collectors, Counters, those who distribute the envelopes to your homes. We wish to thank all Teachers in the Parish and all the Voluntary Groups who do so much for the community – The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary, the Pioneers, the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee, the Liturgy group, the Temperance Hall Committee and Adoration Committee. Fr. Joe.

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