Fógraí / Newsletter December 31st 2017

Machnamh / Reflection

Beginning of a New Year
Sacred Mystery,
Waiting on the threshold of this new year
You open the gates and beckon to me
“Come! Come!”
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.

Feast of the Epiphany of The Lord
January 6th (Holy day of Obligation) – Masses as follows.

Dé hAoine 5ú – Fionn Trá, 6.15i.n.

Friday January 5th – St. Mary’s, 8.00pm.

Saturday, January 6th – Lios Póil, 10.00am.

Saturday, January 6th – St. Mary’s, 11.30pm.







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 realsie his destiny.



Pray for Maureen Deane, (nee Galvin), Beheenagh, Camp.
Suaimhneas Síoraí dá h-anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Féile an Teaghlaigh Naofa
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 30ú 8.00pm 1. Tommy Devane and Jim O’Keeffe.
2. Mossie and Peig Aherne, Ballyristeen.
3. Maidhc & Eibhlín Uí Mhóráin, Baile Riabhach agus Muintir Uí Mhóráin atá imithe ar Slí na Fírinne.
4. Margaret, James and Patrick Kennedy, Banogue.
5. Kathleen and Mary Theresa Brick, Ceathrúin an Phúca.
Sun 31ú 11.30am Hannah Kelliher, John St., 1ú CB.
Mon 1ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 2ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Céad 3ú 7.30pm James Dowd, Garfiney.
Thur 4ú 10.00am
Friday 5ú 10.00am First Friday.
8.00pm 1. Johnny and Kathleen Kennedy, Garfiney.
2. Tom Walsh, Burnham and his brother Vincent Walsh, Baile an Lochaigh.
Sat 6ú 11.30am Feast of the Epiphany.
Sun 7ú 11.30am Mary and Thomas O’Connor, Spa Road.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 30ú 6.15i.n. Muintir Uí Chatháin, Cill Mhic a Domhnaigh atá imithe ar Shlí na Fírinne.
Aoine 5ú 6.15i.n. Sollúntas Eipeafáine an Tiarna.
Sath 6ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 31ú 10.00am Deceased members of the Ferriter Family and Mike Connor, Ballinasare.
Sath 6ú 10.ooam Sollúntas Eipeafáine an Tiarna.
Sun 7ú 10.00am Cáit 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.

Christmas Crib Appeal
Míle buíochas to all who put up the Cribs in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will go to Br. Kevin Crowley Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people in Dublin and the African Unit of the Presentation Sisters in Zambia and Zimbabwe who provide primary and secondary education to children. It will go towards building a new school in Kaoma in Zambia.

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.
Beannachtaí na Bliana Nua
Wishing all our parishioners and visitors the blessings of peace, joy and good health in 2018. Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise.
Feast of The Epiphany 5ú/6ú Eanáir
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí Shíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: 8.00pm. Marian O’Sullivan.
11.30am Liz Higgins. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Marie Uí Ghrifín.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Liam Ó Rocháin.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 6ú/7ú Eanáir
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Joan Rohan, Veronica Houlihan, Patricia Flannery, Micheál O’Connor . 11:30am: Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: 8.00pm. Noel O’Neill. 11.30am Gobnait Uí Chonchúir.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendeville and Bridget Prendeville. Léitheoir: Múintir Ághas.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Síobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Dónal Ó Ciobháin.
Public Talk: Dr. Patricia Kieran will present a talk on “Exploring Family Life” on Tuesday January 9th at 8pm in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. This event is part of the Diocese of Kerry’s preparation for the World Meeting of Families taking place next summer. This evening is free and everyone is welcome. Patricia is a dynamic presenter whose insights into faith and family inspire, encourage and challenge.
Anam Cara Kerry, an will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee. For info., see anamcara.ie or call our Information Line on 085 2888 888.
“Croaladh Beo TG4 31ú Nollaig 2017 10pm Tigh Páidí Ó Sé’s, Ceann Trá. Ceolchoirm saor in aisce, fáilte roimh chách”. John Spillane, Liam Ó Maonlaí, POLCA 4, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, agus a cháirde.”
Offertory Collection:
Dec. 24th: Weekly Envelopes: €843; Cash: €711. Total: €1,554.
Dec. 25th: Weekly Envelopes: €1,879; Cash: €3,379. Total: €5,258.
Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for the Needs of the Holy Land will be taken up as a second collection after Communion next weekend, January 6th/7th.

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