Fógraí / Newsletter December 28th 2014

Bliain B – 28ú Nollaig 2014
Féile an Teaghlaigh Naofa
Pray for Eileen O’Connor, Knocknahow who died in Toronto, Canada; Sheila O’Hagan, (nee Healy) Chicago and late of Goat St.; Micheál Sears, Chicopee, Mass & late of Leathaoibh Mór (Aifreann ar a shon I Séipéal Naomh Uinseann, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh Dé hAoine 2/1/2015 @7i.n.).
Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla – 066-9156131.
Sat/Sath 27ú 8.00pm 1. Gerard and Pat O’Connor, Cahernapuka, CB
2. John T. Griffin, CB and deceased members of the Griffin and Naughton Families, Ballinasteenig.
3. Bridget and Pat Sheehy, The Quay, CB.
4. Deceased members of the O’Connor and Dillon Families.
5. Margaret Kennedy, CB, James and Patrick Kennedy, Banogue.
6. Eibhlín agus Maidhc Ó Moráin agus Muintir Uí Mhoráin, Baile Riabhach atá imithe ar shlí na fírinne.
7. Peg and Mossie Aherne, Ballyristeen, CB.
8. Mary Rose Murphy, Upper Main St., CB.
9. Noreen & Diony O’Connor, Ballyhea, CB.
Sun 28ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Luain 29ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Máirt 30ú 10.00am Joe, Mary, Seamus and Sean Cloherty, CB.
Wed 31ú 7.30pm Betty McKeown, R.I.P., nee O’Neill, Enfield, CT. and late of Caherscullibeen.
Déard 1ú
Lá Caille 10.00am Pearl Lynch Murphy, R.I.P., Cork and late of Kilfountain.
Friday 2ú 7:30pm Stevie Kelliher, Milltown 1ú CB and for those who sent Mass Cards and sympathised.
Sat/Sath 3ú 8.00pm 1. Tom Walsh, Burnham and his brother Vincent, CB.
2. Kieran Bambury, Bridge Street, CB.
3. Gerry and Margaret Lee and John and Michael Collins, Garfinney, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am..
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Dé Domh 28ú 10.00am Deceased members of the Ferriter Family, Ballinasare and Mike Connor, R.I.P.
Dé Domh 4ú 10.00am Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur, 1ú CB.
Satharn 27ú 6.15i.n.
Satharn 3ú 6.15i.n. Kathleen & Mary Theresa Brick, Cahernapuka, CB.
Our 3 Christmas Cribs
Míle buíochas don mheitheal a chruthaigh iad go léir arís imbliana i S. N. Chaitlíona, S. N Eoin Baiste agus S. N. Mhuire. Dingle Parish Pastoral Council took the decision at our November meeting to share and forward your Crib donations towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Fr. P.J. Fitzgerald, Kiltegan Missions, South Africa.
Adoration in St. Mary’s
Adoration will resume in St. Mary’s Church after the 11.30am Mass on Tuesday January 6th 2015.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn
3ú/4ú Eanair 2015
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Nic a’ tSíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Paddy Browne. 11.30a.m.: Clár Uí Loingsigh. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin & Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Muintir Uí Bhrosnacháin. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Brenda Uí Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Áine Uí Chathasaigh.
Diocesan Collections for 2015
Needs of the Holy Land …………… 3rd & 4th January.
Lourdes Helpers …………………… 7th & 8th February.
Emigrant Services …………………14th & 15th March.
Peter’s Pence ………………………… 11th & 12th April.
Trócaire ……………………………….. (Lent) 4th & 5th April.
Education of Priests ……………… 2nd & 3rd May.
To be Confirmed ……………….. 6th & 7th June.
Sick & Retired Priests ………… 4th & 5th July. (Blue Envelope included in your Box of Envelopes).
Pastoral & Retreat Centres … ……15th & 16th August.
Diocesan Needs …………………… 5th & 6th September.
Propagation of the Faith ………… 17th & 18th October.
Irish Church Commissions and Agencies – 7th & 8th of November.
Diocesan Youth Service … ………… 5th & 6th December.
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holyland Oct 23rd – 31st Oct 2015 (October Bank Holiday) led by Bishop Ray Browne. Info Janice 064 7758219/e-mail joskdp@eircom.net
Kerry Hospice Foundation would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising activities in any way during the year. Your support is very much appreciated. Nollag Shona daoibh go leir.
Samaritans would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church gate collection.
Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2015
The Jubilee 15o Féilire Eaglasta 2015 and boxes of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution have now been delivered to all homes in the Parish. Also included is an envelope for your Christmas Dues contribution.
The offertory collection funds all running costs and maintenance in our Parish, including insurance, staffing and Diocesan Levy.
A full account of both income and expenditure will be published in the New Year. We thank all our collectors, Finance committee members, counting teams and teangmhálaithe / contact people who serve tirelessly in this essential Parish work.
Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues which help make up the Parish Priest’s salary are available at the back of the three Parish Churches. Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór.
Public Lecture
A public lecture by Fr. Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, will take place in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Thursday January 8th at 8pm.
Athbhliain fé mhaise dhíbh go léir agus Rath Dé oraibh i rith 2015.
Failte Uí Cheallaigh dár gcuairteoirí uile.
The Meaning of Marriage
“Marriage is a unique relationship different from all others. Children have a natural right to a mother and a father, and this is the best environment for them where possible. It is therefore deserving of special recognition and promotion by the State.
An essential characteristic of marriage is the biological fact that a man and a woman can join together as male and female in a union that is orientated to the generation of new life. Redefining the meaning and purpose of marriage is based on the assumption that the institution of marriage on which family is founded, which has always been recognised as ‘the natural, primary and fundamental unit group of Society’, has nothing unique about it and on the assumption that marriage can be stripped of that social standing without obscuring its irreplaceable social role.
Often those who call for legal recognition of same sex marriage see it as a matter of fairness, equality and civil rights. The Church holds that basic human rights must be afforded to all people. This can and should be done without sacrificing the institution of marriage and family and the fundamental role they play in society.”
NB: Copies of letter available at the back of the Churches.
(Pastoral Letter of Irish Bishops)
Offertory Collection
Envelopes: €1,107; Cash: €728. Total: €1,835. Dioc Collection for the needs of the Holy Land will be taken up next weekend Jan 3rd/4th as a second collection after Communion. Míle buíochas.

Feast of the Holy Family
The Holy Family had more than its share of troubles. For instance when the time came for Jesus to be born, Joseph and Mary could find no accommodation. And their joy at his birth was short-lived, because he immediately became a target for Herod’s murderers. So they had to take the Child and flee to a foreign country, where they discovered what it was like to be aliens.
Back in their own country, they had to find a place where they could begin life all over again. So they settled in Nazareth. When Jesus was twelve, during a visit to Jerusalem, he got lost. Joseph and Mary sought him with fear and sorrow in their hearts.
In view of all this, no one can claim that the Holy Family lived a sheltered and trouble-free life. Our families too are visited by sorrow, misunderstandings, and problems of one kind or another. Because the Holy Family knew sorrow, trouble and pain it can serve as a model for us.
There is no such thing as a perfect family. Every family goes through rough times. Every family has to make sacrifices. Wherever human beings are living under the one roof misunderstandings and conflicts occur. All of us are wounded by sin. What is important is how we deal with these problems, and how we resolve these conflicts.
The Holy Family had to struggle and to make sacrifices. But these are precisely the things which form a bond between people. People are closer to one another in hard times than in good times. There is nothing like shared hardships to create a bond between people.
(Flor McCarthy SDB)
` A Íosa, a Mhuire agus a Iósaef, tugaimse daoibhse mo chroí is m’anam.
A Íosa, a Mhuire agus a Iósaef, go raibh sibh i m’ chúram ar uair mo bháis.
A Íosa, a Mhuire agus a Iósaef, go bhfaighead bás síochánta in bhur gcuideachta naofa.
A Íosa, a Mhuire agus a Naomh Iósaef, go ré sibh dom an bóthar nár ghabhas fós ann.
Ár bPaidreacha Dúchais
Diarmuid Ó Laoghaire, S.J. (Leath. 177-178).
Children Learn What They Live If children live with criticism
they learn to condemn.
If they live with hostility
they learn to fight.
If they live with ridicule
they learn to be shy.
If they live with shame
they learn to feel guilty.
If they live with tolerance
they learn to be patient.
If they live with encouragement
they learn to have confidence.
If they live with praise
they learn to appreciate.
If they live with fairness
they learn what justice is.
If they live with security
they learn what faith is.
If they live with approval
they learn to like themselves.
If they live with acceptance and friendship
they learn to find love and God in the world.
(Reflection from Argentina: Flor McCarthy SDB)

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