Fógraí / Newsletter December 8th 2023

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

December 8th, 2023



Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Pray for Anne Flannery, (née Drought), John St; Denny Falvey, Main St, Annascaul. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Thurs 7ú 6.15pm 1. Maureen and Dave Geaney, Cluais Móir. 2. Theresa Goald (née Moore), Grey’s Lane.

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

Sat 9ú 6.15pm 1. Tommy Murphy, Clochán Dubh, Baile na Gall. 2. Thomas O’Halloran and deceased members of The O’Halloran Family, Cullinagh. 3. Helen, Ita, and Tadhg Griffin, Strand Street, and the deceased members of The Griffin Family. 4. Bridget White, An Dóirín, Green Street. 5. Catherine, Anthony and Mary Paud Manning, Killelane.

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

Praying The Rosary

How to Pray the Rosary

1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostles’ Creed

2. Pray the Our Father

3. Pray three Hail Marys

4. Pray the Glory Be

5. Announce the mystery for reflection and pray the Our Father

6. Pray 10 Hail Marys

7. Finish the decade with the Glory Be

8. Repeat this process (5, 6, 7) for each decade

The Mysteries of the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday)

1. The annunciation

2. The visitation

3. The birth of our Lord

4. The presentation of our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:22-38)

5. The finding of our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

1. The baptism of Jesus

2. The wedding feast of Cana

3. The proclamation of the Kingdom of God

4. The transfiguration of Jesus

5. The first Eucharist

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday)

1. The agony in the garden

2. The scourging at the pillar

3. The crowning with thorns

4. The carrying of the cross

5. The crucifixion and death of Jesus

Glorious Mysteries (Sunday & Wednesday)

1. The resurrection

2. The ascension

3. The descent of the Holy Spirit

4. The assumption of Mary into heaven

5. The coronation of Mary

Leader: The Lord shall open my Lips.

Response: And my tongue shall announce your praise.

Leader: Incline unto my aid, O God.

Response: OLord make haste to help us.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  Lead us not unto temptation but deliver us from evil Amen.

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen.

Glory Be to the Father and to the son and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end.  Amen

HAIL, HOLY QUEEN, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O GOD, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of Hell;

lead all souls to Heaven especially those

who are in most need of Your Mercy.

Memorare: REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Prayer of Cardinal Newman 

May the Lord support us all the day long,
Till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in his mercy may he give us a safe lodging, and holy rest, and peace at the last.


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.

Baskets for the Offertory Collection have been introduced. 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.

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

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