Fógraí / Newsletter December 9th 2018


Advent Calendar
This Advent, you are invited to take a line of God’s Word from the Sunday reading, to pray with it on Sunday and to act out that Word daily in your own life during the following week.

2nd Sun of Advent: ‘Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight.’

Dec 10th Mon: Notice how God has blessed you during your life;
Dec 11th Tues: Give thanks for those who reveal God to you;
Dec 12th Wed: Pray for those who feel they walk alone or in darkness;
Dec 13th Thurs: Remember the Palestinians today who live in the Gaza strip;
Dec 14th Fri: Be aware today of preparing space in your heart and in your life for the Lord;
Dec 15th Sat: Clothe those you meet in loving kindness.

(Copies of the Advent Calendar are available at the back of the Church)
We invite all the young children to bring the Infant Jesus from your Family Crib to the 6.00pm Vigil Mass for a special blessing.
NB: 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 14th.

Naomh Muire – 6:00pm Christmas Eve Family Mass.
Naomh Caitlín – 7:30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 8:00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Muire – 9.00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 10:00am Christmas Day.
Naomh Caitlín – 10:00am Lá Nollag.
Naomh Muire – 11:30am Christmas Day.

CONFESSIONS will be held as follows:
S. N. Muire, Dingle – Confessions at 7.30pm on Tuesday December 18th.
Halla Fionn Trá – Sath 15ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.
S. N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Domh 16ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann 10am.


There are high expectations put on all of us in these weeks before Christmas. Some of these are artifically high. We’re expected to be in good form, to be in good spirits, to be able to buy gifts at ease and to be in many places at one time. Not everyone can meet these high expectations and this can lead to so much unnecessary stress and worry. The greatest gift we can give to those closest to us is to walk with them and be their friend. When we do this we put aside all expectations and allow someone just to be themselves.

Parish Liturgy Group Meeting this Wednesday, December 12th 2018 at 8pm in the Sacristy of St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Church
Friday 7ú 8.00pm 1. Oweny O’Flaherty, Paddy and Molly O’Flaherty, Milltown, Mikey & Hannah Baker, Ballinaboula and their daughter Mary O’Grady, Newbridge and their grandson Mikey Baker, Boston.
Sat 8ú 11.30am Michael Flannery and his daughter Ursula and son Conal, Goat Street.
8.00pm 1. Michael and Mary Lovett, Ballyeightra.
2. Maureen Geaney, Cluais Móir.
3. Mary Greany, and for all who supported her family in their bereavement and deceased members of the Greany Family, Green Street.
4. William and Josephine O’Hanlon, Marian Park, their sons Seamus and Cyril O’Hanlon, Jim Nolan and his sister Nellie Rowan, Castlecomer and Dingle.
5. Lizzie and Tadhg Lynch, Garfiney.
6. Catherine Manning, Killelane.
7. Eileen Dillon, Green Street.
Sun 9ú 11.30am Thomas O’Halloran and deceased members of the O’Halloran Family.
Mon 10ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 11ú 10.00am Tom and Mary Moriarty, Baile na hAbha.
Céad 12ú 7.30pm Tommy Flannery, John Street.
Déar 13ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Fri 14ú 7.30pm Deceased members of The O’Connor Family, Baile na Buaile, The Lovett Family, Garrynadur, The Rowe Family, Portlaoise and The Cotter Family, Macroom.
Sat 15ú 8.00pm 1. Michael Lynch, Ballinasig, MM.
2. Mary Hanafin, Beenbawn, 1ú CB.
3. Peter and Mary Leonard, Dykegate Street.
Sun 16ú 11.30am Deceased members of The Dillon and O’Connor Families.
Halla Cheann Trá
Aoine 7ú 6.15i.n. Giniúint gan Smál na Maighdine Beannaithe Muire.
Sath 8ú 6.15i.n.
Sath 15ú 6.15i.n. Páidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sat 8ú 10.00am Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Sun 9ú 10.00am
Sun 16ú 10.00am Deceased members of The Ferriter Family and Mike O’Connor, Ballinsare.
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.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €1,002; Cash: €639. Total: €1,641. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Kerry Diocesan Youth Service €758.
15ú/16ú Nollaig
Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler and Gobnait Uí Chonchúir. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty, Clár Uí Loingsigh Ann O’Connor and James Devane. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3. Readers: 8.00pm. Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30am Maurice O’Connor. LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Anne Prendiville and Bridget Prendiville. LÉITHEOIR: Céad Comaoine. FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Eibhlín Uí Lúing. LÉITHEOIR: Dónal Ó Ciobháin.
St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal
Collections will be taken up at all Churches this weekend December 8th/9th. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Christmas Carol Service by St. Mary’s Choir and Dingle Gospel Choir in St. James’ Church, Sunday December 16th at 7pm. No Admission, donations if desired to West Kerry Hospice.
Dingle New-Music Choir and Orchestra will hold 3 Christmas performances: Saturday December 15th – Halla le Chéile, Clochán-Bhréanainn at 3pm; Wednesday December 19th – St. John’s Church, Ashe St., Tralee at 8.30pm; Friday December 21st – St. Mary’s Church, Dingle at 8.30pm.
Biongó sa Phobalscoil, Dé Domhnaigh, 9 Nollaig 2018 ag 7.30 i.n.
Anam Cara Kerry, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 11th of December at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.
Ardfert Retreat Centre, Advent Retreat: Led by Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th to Sun 16th Dec. Please call 0667134276 for bookings.
Mary Culloty O’Sullivan presents “Christmas Melodies”, with guests “Finding your Voice”, Ladies singers on Friday 14th of December, 7.30pm, in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. Donations for Living Links Suicide.
Mary Immaculate College, January Open Day, Saturday, January 12th, (10am – 1pm). Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, mingle with current MIC students and take a tour of the campus. Attendees can also find out about the range of accommodation options and student supports. For more see www.micopenday.ie.
Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2019
In the next week households will receive a Féilire Eaglasta 2019 and a box of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution. Also included is an envelope for your Christmas Dues contribution.
NB: Christmas Dues will be taken up as a second collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as you personal contribution to the Parish Priest. NB: If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Teach na Sagart for Dues and Dingle Parish for Parish.
Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues which help make up the Parish Priest’s salary will be available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
Míle buíochas to the contact people who distribute them on behalf of the Parish. Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity.

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