Fograi / Newsletter December 25th 2022

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

December 25th, 2022

Christmas Day
Pray for Tom Thompson, Uruguay and late of Strand St. Theresa Gould, (née Moore), London and late of Grey’s Lane. Suaimhneas síoráí dá n-anamacha.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.
Sat 24ú 6.00pm Oíche Nollag.
Sun 25ú 11.30am Lá Nollag.
Mon 26ú 11.00am Private Intention.
Tues 27ú 10.00am John Byrne, Hackettstown, Co. Carlow.
Wed 28ú 10.00am Private Intention.
Thurs 29ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Fri 30ú 6.15pm Jack Walsh, Green Street.
Sat 31ú 6.15pm 1. Jo Fenton, Dalkey and Ceann Trá. 2. Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown. 3. Thomas and Kathleen Lovett, Strand Street. 4. Timmy and Steve Kelliher, Milltown. 5. Kathleen, Tom and Mary Theresa and Cian Brick, Ceathrúin an Phúca. 6. J P Kelly, Caltra and deceased members of The Kelly and Granville families
Sun 1ú 11.30am Hannah Kelliher, John Street.

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: 6.15pm. Joan Rohan, Ann Moriarty O’Connor and Marie Morairty 11:30am: Ann Curran and Patricia Williams. Readers: 6.00pm Barbara Prendergast. 11.30am Gobnait Uí Chonchúir.
Cleaners Team 4.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 24ú 7.30in. Oíche Nollag
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sat 24ú 9.00pm Oíche Nollag.
Sun 25ú 10.00am Lá Nollag.
Sun 1ú 10.00am 1. Seán Brosnan, Doonties. 2. John Murphy, Aughacarrible. 3. Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur. 4. Deceased members of The Ferriter Family and Mike Connor, Ballinasare.

Rota: Min Eoc: Marie Uí Ghrifín Léitheoir: Cathy Ní Ghrifín.

Thought for the Day: Tracing origins has always been of interest and nowadays it is possible to have a sample of your DNA tested to find out what kind of genetic mix you are. It can lead to surprises! Jesus also had shadows in his genealogy, as is normal. There is hope, too, in the ancestors: God can write straight with our crooked lines. The shadows are not simply in our past, somehow in others, but in each of us as well. But the great message of the Gospel is that our past does not always have to stalk us, there is total forgiveness and even amnesia in God: I, I am the one who blots out your rebellious deeds for my sake; your sins I do not remember. (Isa 43:25) Prayer: Help us to accept from you, God, a new name, a new reality in Christ that we may know your forgiveness and love and be set free from our past sins and faults. Through Christ our Lord. 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’s at €10 are available from the Parish Office.

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, contact Fr Michael.
Priest on duty this Sunday:
Fr Eamon Mulvihill 066-7139145.

2023 Parish Envelopes, Calendar and Christmas Dues Envelopes have now been distributed to households. 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.

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, if you have not already done so. Fill in your PPS number and sign the cert. Many thanks for your generosity.

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

Offertory Collection: €1,897.00. Míle buíochas.

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

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.
Please note the office will be closed next week.

Anam Cara Kerry, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday January 10th at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. Breis eolais

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

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,

Bouquet Cards and Mass Cards are available from the Parish Office. Ring 066-9151208.

Oiche Nollaig
Le coinnle na n-aingeal tá an spéir amuigh breactha, Tá fiacail an tseaca sa ghaoith ón gcnoc, Adaigh an tine is téir chun na leapan,
Luífidh Mac Dé ins an tigh seo anocht.
(Máire Mhac an tSaoi)

Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil: Clárú ar siúl ón 9ú Eanáir 2023 don scoilbhliain 2023-2024. Enrolling from January 9th for 2023-2024 school year. Sonraí Teangmhála: Teil. 066 915 7408; R-phost:

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