Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparation
We who have so much to do
seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things
look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for
the complete joy of your Kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy
seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people,
walking in darkness yet seeking the light.
To you we say
“Come, Lord Jesus”. Amen.
Parish Volunteers Night
Parish Volunteers are invited to an evening of appreciation on Tuesday 5th Dec in Benner’s Hotel beginning with Mass at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments.
Keep the Night Free
Advent Prayer Service and Reconciliation, including music/song, Scripture reading, symbols and preparation for confession takes place on Monday December 11th at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church. Visiting priests will be available for Confession
Christmas Eve Mass 6pm
If any family or their children would like to participate in the 6pm Mass on Christmas Eve e.g. Readings, Prayer of the Faithful, bringing up the gifts, etc. Please contact the Parish Office by Friday December 15th.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Wednesday, December 6th at 8pm in the Presbytery.
You are invited to Guided Prayer and Adoration
after the 8pm Vigil Mass on Thursday December 7th in St. Mary’s Church.
Followed by Benedection.
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: Déardaoin 7ú: 6.15pm.
St. Mary’s: Thursday 7th 8.00pm; Friday 8th 11.30am.
Lios Póil: Friday 8th: 10.00am.
Pray for Leah O’Neill-Fichtner, Clogher, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh; Eoin Burke, Clonbur, Co. Galway. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – First Sunday of Advent.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 2ú 8.00pm 1. Maureen Geaney, Cluais.
2. Paudie Garvey and Tommy and Nellie Evans and Jack Evans, Minard East.
3. Jim Sheeran, Garfiney and his son Jim, Waterford.
4. Michael and Ellen Curran, Lower Green Street.
Sun 3ú 11.30am Tomás O’Dowd, Garfiney and Kilkenny.
Mon 4ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Tue 5ú 10.00am Mary Greany, Green Street and deceased members of the Greany Family and Jamie Martin, Holy Ground.
Céad 6ú 7.30pm Deceased members of the O’Connor Family Ballinaboula, the Lovett Family, Garrynadur and the Rowe Family, Portlaoise.
Thur 7ú 10.00am NO 10am MASS.
8.00pm Michael and Mary Lovett, Ballyeightra.
Friday 8ú 11.30am Thomas O’Halloran, Cullinagh and deceased members of the O’Halloran Family. (NO 7.30pm MASS)
Sat 9ú 8.00pm 1. Tom and Mary Moriarty, Baile na hAbhann.
2. Mary O’Donoghue, Baile na Buaile.
3. Elizabeth Lynch, Garfiney, 1ú CB.
4. Peter and Mary Leonard, Dykegate Lane and James ‘Bud’ O’Sullivan, Dykegate Lane.
5. Catherine Manning, Killelane.
Sun 10ú 11.30am John Joe and Hannah Curran, Knockavrogeen and their son Michael who died recently in Adelaide, Australia.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 2ú 6.15i.n.
Déard. 7ú 6.15i.n. Giniúint Gan Smál na Maighdine Beannaithe Muire.
Sath 9ú 6.15i.n. Tommy O’Shea, Cahirtrant R.I.P.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 3ú 10.00am Tommy Garvey, Lugnagapall, MM.
Aoine 8ú 10.00am Feast of The Immaculate Conception.
Sun 10ú 10.00am Eddie Hanifan, Puckisland, 1ú CB.
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.
Parish Envelopes 2018
If there are any additional Parishioners who would like to be included in our Parish Envelopes Scheme for 2018 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.
An tSeachtaine 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 Sr. de Sales, 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 agus Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. Léitheoir: Marie Uí Ghrifín.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Cait Ní Chatháín.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 9ú/10ú Nollaig
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. Marian O’Sullivan and Rang 6.
11.30am Barbara Prendergast. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Rang 6
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Breandán Ó Ciobháin. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.
Teach Caitlín Annual Christmas Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday next, December 6th at 3pm in Teach Caitlín.
St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal: Collections will be taken up at all Churches next weekend December 9th/10th.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: Healing in the Spirit: Fr. Jim McManus, CSsR., 2 Day Healing Retreat: Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th December, 10.00am – 4.00pm. To book, contact 066 7134276.
Kerry Right to Life Group: On Tuesday 12th December at 7.30 in the Rose Hotel Tralee official launch of the group. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Anne on 086-3384109 for more information.
Féasta na Nollag / Christmas Dinner Cookery Demonstration le Mark Murphy ó Scoil Chócaireachta an Daingin / Dingle Cookery School ar mhaithe le Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dé Céadaoin, 6ú Nollaig @ 7pm i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne. Cead isteach €10. Bí ann! Bí linn!
Paróiste Baile an Fheirtéaraigh – Cártaí Nollag 2017: Tá Cártaí Nollag as Gaeilge ar fáil sna síopaí timpeall na háite.
Oíche Bingo i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: 10ú Nollaig 2017 at 7.30pm.
Christmas Carol Service takes place in St. James’ Church, on Sunday Dec 17th at 7pm. No admission but contribution can be made to Kerry Hospice Fund.
Anam Cara, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 12th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Tralee, This event is open to all bereaved parents, more information on 085 2888 888.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,036; Cash: €978. Total: €2,014. Míle buíochas.
Collection for Diocesan Youth Services will be taken up this weekend, December 2nd and 3rd as a second collection after communion.