Machnamh / Reflection
Beginning of a New Year
Waiting on the threshold of this new year
You open the gates and beckon to me
Be not wary of what awaits you
As you enter the unknown,
Be not doubtful of your ability
To grow in its joy and sorrows.
For I am with you.
I will be your guide.
I will be your Protector.
You will never be alone.
I welcome your unfailing presence
And walk with hope into this New Year.
The family is vital for our well-being as individuals and for the well-being of society as a whole. It is in the family that we acquire the skills of relationship. It is there we learn to handle the inevitable conflicts that occur within any human group. It is there we first take risks of giving and receiving love. It is the birthplace of the moral sense. It is there, as children, that we discover who we are and develop a sense of personal worth. As for Mary and Joseph in welcoming Jesus into their lives, and in bringing him up in faith and love, they played their part in helping him to realize his destiny.
Pray for John Murphy, Aughacarrible. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Féile an Teaghlaigh Naofa
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 29ú 8.00pm 1. Kathleen Lynch, (nee O’Connor) Goat St., 1ú CB.
2. Maidhc agus Eibhlín Uí Mhóráin agus Muintir Uí Mhóráin atá imithe ar shlí na firinne.
3. Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Cahernapuka.
4. Deceased members of the Lynch and Murtagh Families.
5. Margaret, James and Patrick Kennedy, Banogue.
Sun 30ú 11.30am Hannah Kelliher, John Street.
Mon 31ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 1ú 10.00am
Céad 2ú 7.30pm James Dowd, Garfiney.
Déar 3ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Fri 4ú 10.00am Johnny and Kathleen Kennedy, Garfiney.
7.30pm Dr. Jim and Kitty Brosnan, Spa Road.
Sat 5ú 8.00pm 1. Tom Walsh, Burnham and his brother Vincent Walsh, Baile na bhFionnúrach.
2. Mossy and Peg Aherne, Ballyristeen.
Sun 6ú 11.30am
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 29ú 6.15i.n. Kathleen and Mary Teresa Brick, Cahernapuka.
Sath 5ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 30ú 10.00am Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur, his parents Mike & Peggy Brosnan, Foherouigh, his sisters Pat Brosnan, Foherough and Maura Griffin, Goulin and his brother Seán, Maine, USA.
Mon 31ú 11.00am John Murphy, Aughacarrible, R.I.P.
Sun 30ú 10.00am Cait Ashe, Glen Minard.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
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.
No Adoration Tuesday January 1st. Adoration as usual on Wednesday.
5ú/6ú Eanáir 2019
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 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. Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30am Liz hUigínn.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. LÉITHEOIR: Muintir Ághas.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Máirín Uí Shé. LÉITHEOIR: Eilín Uí Lúing.
Annual Christmas Dues – Focal Buíochais
Fr. Joe would like to thank all who have handed in their Christmas Dues Envelopes to date. These can still be handed in over the next few weeks in the weekend offertory collection or by placing them in the Building Fund Boxes at the back of the three Churches. Your support of your Parish Priest is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity. Míle buíochas.
Dec. 23rd: Weekly Envelopes: €1,071; Cash: €743. Total: €1,814.
Dec. 24th/25th: Weekly Envelopes: €1,984; Cash: €3,422. Total: €5,406.
Míle buíochas. Diocesan Collection for the Needs of the Holy Land will be taken up as a second collection after Communion next weekend, January 5th/6th.
Christmas Crib Appeal
Míle buíochas to all who have put up the Cribs in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will go to the Order of Malta Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem and to Arlington Lodge, Tralee, Kerry’s only temporary supported homeless facility. Your support for these 2 very worthy causes would be greatly appreciated.
Diocese of Kerry Public Talk: The Diocese of Kerry will host the annual Public Talk in The Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney on Wednesday January 9th @ 8pm. Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick Diocese will speak on “A Church of the Future”. He has written on themes such as: peace and forgiveness; faith questions; ecumenism; and spirituality. Entry is free and all are welcome.
Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 8th of January at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.
Billy’s Malawi Project – Charity Fundraising Concert will be held on Sunday December 30th, 2018 in St. Mary’s Church, at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm. A great line up of music is promised. Performers include, Mary Black, Leo Moran, Eoghan Duignan, Philip King and many others will sing and play for Billy’s. Tickets are €25. They are available on line at Ticketmaster.ie , in Neligan’s pub, Main Street and Dingle Record Shop, Green Street, Dingle.
Samaritans would like to thank all who contributed most generously to their Church gate Collection during Christmas. Míle buíochas.
Beannachtaí na Bliana Nua
Wishing all our parishioners and visitors the blessings of peace, joy and good health in 2019. Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh go léir.