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 (Monday) 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. Christmas takes us out of our narrow world and breaks our selfish habits. It enables us to see selfishness and prejudice for what they 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 Liam Deegan, Mountrath, Co. Laois and Tralee; Dan O’Donoghue, Killerisk, Tralee. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Christmas Day
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 24ú 6.00pm Christmas Eve – Family Mass.
9.00pm Alex O’Donnell, Dublin and late of Monaree.
Sun 25ú 11.30am Christmas Day.
Mon 26ú 12.00pm Jim Courtney and the deceased members of the Courtney and Gill Families.
Dé Máirt 27ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Wed 28ú 7.30pm John T Griffin, Ballinasteenig and deceased members of the Griffin and Naughton Families.
Déard 29ú 10.00am Joe, Mary, Séamus and Seán Cloherty.
Friday 30ú 7.30pm Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown.
Sat 31ú 8.00pm 1. Jimmy and Margaret Griffin and Paddy Manning, Lisdorgan.
2. Margaret, James and Patrick Kennedy, Banogue.
3. Deceased members of the Sheehy and Long Families, The Wood.
Sun 1ú 11.30am Peig and Mossie Aherne, Ballyristeen and his nephew Daniel O’Sullivan, Chicago.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 24ú 7.30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Sun 25ú 10.00r.n. Lá Nollag.
Sath 31ú 6.15i.n Muintir Uí Chatháin, Cill Mhic a Domhnaigh.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sat 24ú 8.00pm Christmas Eve.
Domh 25ú 10.00am Christmas Day.
Domh 1ú 10.00am Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon.
An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 31ú Nollaig/1ú Eanáir
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí tSíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Church Cleaners’ Team 4.
Readers: Vigil: Marion O’Sullivan. 11.30am: Clár Uí Loingsigh.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane and Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí.
Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
Léitheoir: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
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.
Baptisms: We welcome into the Catholic Church Ronán Antaine Dineen, Rahanane, Fionn Trá; Fintan Patrick Fanning, Deerpark, Lios Póil; Daniel James O’Sullivan, Goulane East, Lios Póil; Séamas Seán Roibéard Ó Mórdha, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 12; Deichtine Sheila Ní Riordáin Ní Mhainín, Tiorbháin, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh; Logan David Long, Cois Chnoic; Fiachra Seán Long, Cois Chnoic; Adam Jack Scott, Fairways Height, The Kerries, Tralee; Jack Patrick Devane, Milltown who were baptised in our Parish recently.
Christmas Crib Appeal: Míle buíochas to all who put up the Cribs in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy’s Focus Ireland.
St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne for their fundraising of €1,988 recently.
Tráth na gCeist Boird ar siúl i dTigh Khrugeir Dún Chaoin ar 8pm ar an Céadaoin 28ú Nollaig. Comharchumann Dhún Chaoin atá ag eagrú na hócáide agus roinnfear pén brabús a déanfar ar an oíche idir Comhairleoireacht Chuain (Cuan Counselling) agus an Bus a thugann othair ailse go Corcaigh. €20.00 ar gach bord.
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.
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.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,072; Cash: €963. Total: €2,035. Míle buíochas.