Fógraí/Newsletter December 2nd 2018


Advent Calendar
This Advent, you are invited to take a line of God’s Word from the Sunday reading, to pray with it on Sunday and to act out that Word daily in your own life during the following week.

1st Sun of Advent: ‘Stay awake, praying at all times’

Dec 3rd Mon: Be awake to God’s gentleness all around you today;

Dec 4th Tues: Pray for those who have forgotten how to hope;

Dec 5th Wed: Pray for the people of the Holy Land, especially those driven from their homes;

Dec 6th Thurs: Open our eyes to see your Spirit at work in our world;

Dec 7th Fri: Let your prayer be for the ones who live with sadness and loss;

Dec 8th Sat: Enrich others today from all that you have.

(Copies of the Advent Calendar are available at the back of the Church)

Parish Envelopes 2019
If there are any additional Parishioners who would like to be included in our Parish Envelopes Scheme for 2019 and who would like to receive a box of envelopes, please contact the Presbytery on 066-9151208 as soon as possible. Using the envelopes allows the Parish to claim back tax from PAYE Workers and Self-Employed who have contributed €250 or more during the year.
Buíochas ó chroí for your great support and generosity.
We would be most grateful if those who received the Taxback letters could return them as soon as possible. Míle buíochas.

Parish Volunteers Night
Parish Volunteers are invited to an evening of appreciation on Thursday Dec 6th in Benner’s Hotel, Mass at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments. Keep the night free and please inform the parish office on 066-9151208 or by text to 086-0520915 if you will be attending by Monday Dec 3rd.


You are invited to Adoration
after the 8pm Vigil Mass on Frisday December 7th in St. Mary’s Church.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until 11.00pm.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Dec. 8th Mass Times
(Holy day of Obligation)

Ceann Trá: Dé hAoine 7ú: 6.15pm.
St. Mary’s: Friday 7th 8.00pm; Saturday 8th 11.30am.
Lios Póil: Saturday 8th: 10.00am.
Pray for John Martin, Holy Ground; Sean Healy, Bray, Co. Wicklow and late of Goat Street. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 1ú 8.00pm 1. Gus O’Connor, Castletownbere, late of Baile na Buaile, MM.
2. Mary O’Donoghue, Baile na Buaile.
3. Paudie Garvey, Nellie, Tommy and Jack Evans, Minard E.
4. Tommy Devane and Jim O’Keeffe.
5. Johnny, Hannah and Andrew Barrett, Ballybowler.
6. Dermot Carroll, Glens South.
7. Tommy Kelliher, Ballinvounig.
8. Tom and Mary O’Sullivan, Caherboshina and deceased members of their family.
9. Edelle Lundon, Kilnaglera.

10. Tom Scanlon, Parkatollen.
Sun 2ú 11.30am Michael Curran, his parents Ellen and Michael, Green Street.
Mon 3ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 4ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Céad 5ú 7.30pm Mary and James Kennedy and deceased members of the Kennedy Family, Ballinasig.
Déard 6ú 10.00am Deceased members and friends of the Rayel Family, Farran.
Friday 7ú 10.00am First Friday
8.00pm Oweny O’Flaherty, Paddy and Molly O’Flaherty, Milltown, Mikey & Hannah Baker, Ballinaboula and their daughter Mary O’Grady, Newbridge and their grandson Mikey Baker, Boston.
Sat 8ú 11.30am Michael Flannery and his daughter Ursula and son Conal, Goat Street.
8.00pm 1. Michael and Mary Lovett, Ballyeightra.
2. Maureen Geaney, Cluais Móir.
3. Mary Greany, and for all who supported her family in their bereavement and deceased members of the Greany Family, Green Street.
4. William and Josephine O’Hanlon, Marian Park, their sons Seamus and Cyril O’Hanlon, Jim Nolan and his sister Nellie Rowan, Castlecomer and Dingle.
5. Peter and Mary Leonard, Dykegate Lane.
Sun 9ú 11.30am Thomas O’Halloran and deceased members of the O’Halloran Family.
Halla Cheann Trá
Sath 1ú 6.15i.n.
Dé hAoine 6.15i.n.
Sath 1ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 2ú 10.00am Eddie Hanafin, Puckisland.
Sath 8ú 10.00am
Sun 9ú 10.00am
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 7ú/8ú Nollaig
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí Shíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: 8.00pm. Pat O’Connor. 11.30am Tommy McCarthy. LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Mary Devane and Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. LÉITHEOIR: Cathy Ní Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Máirín Uí Shé. LÉITHEOIR: Máirín Uí Shé.
8ú/9ú Nollaig
Euch. Ministers’ 2: Joan Rohan, Veronica Houlihan, Micheál O’Connor . 11:30am: Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: 8.00pm. Des McQuaid. 11.30am Barbara Prendergast. LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. LÉITHEOIR: Marie Uí Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Marion Uí Lúing. LÉITHEOIR: Pádraig Firtéar.
St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal
Collections will be taken up at all Churches next weekend December 8th/9th. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Charity Christmas Concert with the Kingdom Gospel Choir will be held on Sunday, December 2nd at 5:30pm in the Friary Church, Killarney. Entry price: donation only. All donations are going to Kerry Cancer Support Group. St. Oliver’s National School Choir will also perform on the night. All are welcome.
Féile na Soilse and the official lighting of the Christmas Tree will take place on Sunday December 2nd. Parade will start from Bridge Street at 5pm. Groups are asked to assemble in Bridge Street from 4.30pm onwards.
A Celebration of Stillness for Advent: The Diocesan Choir and Martina Lehane Sheehan will lead an evening of prayer, music and song on Monday Dec 3rd in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Rd, at 8pm. All are welcome.
Light to Remember Memorial Tree: Kerry Hospice Foundation and Univ Hosp Kerry are hosting a light to remember memorial Christmas tree ceremony, Sunday 2nd December 5p.m. The Official turning on of the lights is at 5.30 p.m. Sponsor a light for €5. Contact Ursula on 087-7450126 to arrange.
Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 11th of December at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €997; Cash: €836. Total: €1,833. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Kerry Diocesan Youth Service will be taken up at all masses this weekend Dec 1st and 2nd. Proceeds provide vital supports to all young people across Kerry. Thank you for your support.
Adoration: St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am. Adoration: Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon.

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