Fógraí / Newsletter December 3rd 2023

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

December 3rd, 2023



First Sunday of Advent

Pray for Íde Ní Dhomhnaill, Baile Átha Cliath agus Fionn Trá; Joan Hoare, (née Keyes), Exeter and late of Balinvounig; Frank Burke, Baile na nGall and Roscrea.. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 2ú 6.15pm 1. Dr Jim and Kitty Brosnan, Spa Road. 2. Mary Greany, Green Street and the deceased members of the Greany Family.

3. Eony O’Flaherty, Milltown. 4. Tommy Kelliher, Ballinvounig. 5. Paudie Fitzgerald, The Bridge, Lispole.

Sun 3ú 11.30am Deceased member of the O’Connor Family, Baile na Buaile, Lovett Family, Garraí na dTor, Rowe Family, Portlaoise, and Cotter Family, Macroom.

Mon 4ú 10.00am Sa Díseart.

Tues 5ú 10.00am Bridget White, An Dóirín, Green Street.

Wed 6ú 10.00am Theresa Goald (née Moore), Grey’s Lane.

Thurs 7ú 6.15pm Kathleen and John Lynch, Upper Main Street.

Fri 8ú 11.30am Michael and Mary Lovett, Ballyeightra.

Sat 9ú 6.15pm Tommy Murphy, Clochán Dubh, Baile nan Gall.

Sun 10ú 11.30am Kitty and Tim O’Connor, and Nell Fitzgerald, Holyground.

Confessions: Friday after the 6.15pm Mass.

Rotas: Next Week: December 7th/8th: Euch. Mins: 6.15pm Theresa Ashe and Maura Flahive. 11:30am: Bridie Fitzgerald and Patricia Williams. Readers: 6.15pm Dónal Ó Ciobháin. 11.30am Leanaí Bunscoil an Chlochair.  December 9th/10th: Euch Mins: 6.15pm Tracey Sheehy, Christín Uí Chonchúir and Ann Moriarty O’Connor. 11:30am: Patricia Williams and Anne Curran. Readers: 6.15pm: Marian O’Sullivan. 11.30am: Gobnait Uí Chonchúir. Cleaners Team 4.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Sun, 3ú 10.00am 1. Jack and Kitty Curran, Minard and their daughter, Mary. 2. Betty and Bobby Hickson, The Bridge.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sat, 9ú 7.30in Intinn Príobháideach.

Rota: Min Eoc: Máirín Uí Shé.

Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.

Thought for the day: Beginning again is an invitation to look in two directions. What happened for me in the last year, both in my ordinary life and in my life as a believer, a person of faith? For what do I ask forgiveness? For what do I give thanks? We also look forward and the new beginning gives us a chance to start again on the Way of discipleship. Both thanksgiving and renewal are to be found in today’s readings. The Gospel is in invitation to wake up, to keep watch, to live fully the present moment under God, in whom we live and move and have our being. Amen. Prayer: Wake us up, O God, and rouse us from the slumber of the everyday that we may recognise you in every moment and in every person, today and every day of our lives.

Biongó Mór na Nollag i Halla na Feothanaí, an Domhnach seo, 3ú Nollaig ag tosnú ag 7.00in, ar mhaithe le Ospidéal Pobail Chorca Dhuibhne agus Halla na Feothanaí.  Fáilte roimh chách.

Biongó Mór na Nollag i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, 17ú Nollaig ag 7.00in.  Fáilte roimh spotdhuaiseanna.  Más mian leat spotduais nó dearbhán a dheonú, fág in oifig na scoile iad roimh 13ú Nollaig led’ thoil.

Gluten Free hosts are available from the Priest at Communion time.

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Eoghan Ó Cadhla 087-6951318.

The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8th, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass on Thursday at 6.15pm and on Friday at 11.30am. No 10am Mass on Thursday and no 6.15pm on Friday.

Parish Envelopes 2024: If there are any Parishioners who would like to receive Parish Envelopes for 2024, 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. 

Tap to Donate terminals are located at the back of St Mary’s Church. Machines are programmed to donate €5 to the Parish each time they are used.

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal collections will take place next weekend December 9th/10th.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Pope Francis on X: If we believe in the capacity of human beings to transcend our petty interests and to think on a grand scale, we cannot give up on dreaming that COP28 will lead to an acceleration of the energy transition. This Conference can be a turning point.

Pope’s Intention for December: We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the centre of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programmes which value their active participation.

Diocesan Collection in aid of Diocesan Youth Service will be taken up this weekend December 2nd/3rd. Separate boxes will be placed at the back of the churches.

Teagascóirí Aos Oideachais/Adult ag teastáil do Phobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne. Teagmháil ar 087-7951743 nó sf@pcd07.ie.

Parish Office at the Presbytery, Dingle. Office Hours: Tuesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Wednesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Thursday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Parish Office: Tel.:066 9151208.

Christmas Cards, packs of 6 (€5) and Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and Mass Cards are now available from the Parish Office.

Baskets for the Offertory Collection will be re-introduced this weekend. Volunteers are required to collect the baskets. Please contact the Parish Office. It is hoped to put in place 4 teams which would mean that each team would only be on the rota once every 4 weeks.

Can you spare 1 hour a month? We are currently renewing all Parish Ministries, including Cleaners, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Liturgy Group. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the collections at the weekend masses. If you would like to volunteer or know somebody who would be interested, contact the Parish Office. Training will be provided where necessary.

Offertory Collection: €1,278.00.

A fundraising 31 card game in aid of Ionad Pobail Lios Póil will be held on this Sunday December 3rd in O’Sullivan’s, Garrynadur beginning at 6pm. Tables of 8.

Advent Prayer by Henri Nouwen
Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
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!”

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