Fógraí / Newsletter December 24th 2023

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

December 24th, 2023



Fourth Sunday of Advent

Pray for Laura Lynskey (née Farrell) Baile Treasna. Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 23ú 6.15pm 1. Kay Houlihan, Avondale, MM., Vincent, Brian and Ciarán Houlihan.

2. Gearóid Ó Ceallacháin, 2nd A, Carraig, Cill Chuáin and Ballinteer. 3. Special Intention.

Sun 24ú 11.30am Private Intention.

Sun 24ú 6.00pm Christmas Eve Vigil. NB: Please note earlier time.

Monday 25ú 11.30am Christmas Day.

Tues 26ú 11.00am Intinn Príobháideach.

Wed 27ú 10.00am Private Intention.

Thurs 28ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.

Fri 29ú 10.00am Private Intention.

Sat 30ú 6.15pm 1. Mike Brosnan, Garraí na dTor and deceased members of the Brosnan Family. 2. Kathleen, Tom, Mary Theresa and Cian Brick, Cathrúin a’ Phúca. 3. Eibhlín agus Maidhc Ó Móráin, Baile Riabhach agus a muintir atá ar shlí na fírinne. 4. John, Maurice, Kathleen and Denis Curran, Cnoc a’ Bhróigín.

Sun 31ú 11.30am Hannah Kelliher, John Street.

Rotas: Next Week: Euch. Mins: 6.15pm Marian O’Sullivan, Theresa Ashe and Máire Uí Chonchúir. 11:30am: Bridie Fitzgerald and Patricia Williams. Readers: 6.15pm Micheál Ó Conchúir. 11.30am Pat O’Connor. Cleaners T3.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

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

Domh. 24ú 7.30in Oíche Nollag.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Sun. 24ú 9.00pm Oíche Nollag.

Luan 25ú 10.00am Lá Nollag.

Sun. 31ú 10.00am Deceased members of the Ferriter Family, Ballinasare and Michael O’Connor and deceased members of The Keane Family, Deerpark.

Rota: Next Week: Min Eoc: Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir.

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.

Thought for the day: The season of preparation is drawing to a close. Like Mary, our getting ready involves deep listening to what God is asking of me now and an interior willingness to say “let what you have said be done to me.” What is God asking of me now, as a person, in the family, at work, and indeed within the faith community of the Church? Have I noticed a pattern of “nudges” from God calling me to a deeper, perhaps different engagement as a disciple? Are my gifts, tokens of God’s grace, fully at the service of my neighbour? Prayer: Great and loving God, open my ear to your word, open my heart to your call, open my life to your service. Give us all the strength to live according to the Good News of your Son, Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

Pope Francis on X: Let us pray together before the Nativity scene for children who will experience a difficult Christmas in places where there is war, in refugee camps, in situations of profound misery.

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.

An Díseart are looking to hire a trainee Tourism Manager with fluent Irish. Contact runai@diseart.ie for more information or website Díseart.ie Closing date is Friday January 12th, 2024.

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Eoghan Ó Cadhla 087-6951318.

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 Nollaig ag 7.30i.n.

Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Domh. December 24th at 9.00pm.

Luan 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.

Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Clárú ar siúl ón 8ú Eanáir 2024 don scoilbhliain 2024-2025. Enrolling from 8th January 2024 for 2024-2025 school year. Sonraí Teangmhála: Teil. 066 9157408/R-phost scoilnaomheoinbaiste@gmail.com


A Winter’s Concert with the Sacred Heart University Band & Orchestra will take place in St Mary’s Church on Thursday January 4th at 7.00pm. All proceeds will go to Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne’s new Cubbie Sensory Hub. Tickets €10.

May God bless each one of us this Christmas. May all darkness in our lives be removed by the light of Christ.

May our hearts be filled with the Joy of Christ’s birth. Nollaig Shona

Parish Office at the Presbytery, Dingle. Office will be closed until Monday January 8th, 2024.

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

Offertory Collection: €2,073.00

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.

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.

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

Ranganna Oíche – Eanáir 2024 Grianghrafadóireacht/Photography; Spáinnis /Spanish; Iodáilis/Italian; Fraincís/ French; Giotár/Guitar le Fred Cooke; Gaeilge/ Irish; First Aid; Pilates agus Safe Pass. Teagmháil: 087 7951743 nó sf@pcd07.ie

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