Fógraí / Newsletter February 12th 2017


Oh ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy,
Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners,
Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings.
Look upon me with mercy.
When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes,
you made it a privileged sanctuary where you dispense your favours, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.
I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession.
My loving Mother, obtain my request.
I will try to imitate your virtues
so that I may one day share
your company and bless you in eternity. Amen.

Pastoral Ministry Course 2017 – 2018
A Pastoral Ministry Course, run by the Diocese of Kerry will be held in Dingle in the Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018. 4 Saturdays in the Autumn and 4 Saturdays in the Spring, one day per month. Anybody interested should contact Fr. Joe or the Presbytery on 066-9151208 as soon as possible. The course is open to all involved in Parish Ministry as well as any other parishioners. We will be in touch shortly with those who have indicated that they would like to take part.
Stations – Invitation
Celebrating the Station Mass in the home enables us to share our faith at the table of the Eucharist inviting the Lord’s blessing on our community. Gathering after the Mass, meeting and chatting with neighbours is also an important part of the occasion. We welcome anyone who would like to host a station Mass in their home this Spring season. To arrange a date, please contact the Parish Office 066-9151208.


The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, is the world day of the sick. We remember all our sick, in hospitals, nursing homes and at home. Lourdes in the south west of France is a place where love heals. Everyone is touched in some way by such genuine love and care. The difference that such love can make is something that touches everyone who visits Lourdes. We can help to ensure that God’s love is shared and received. All of us are instruments of God’s healing love. We pray for our sick today and we also include all those who look after our sick as well.

Pray for Jackie Dowling, Minard West; Pauline O’Leary, Chapel Lane;
John Joe Sheehy, Green St. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN –Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 11ú 8.00pm Roseanne Rayel, Beenbawn.
Sun 12ú 11.30am Fiona Parker, Killarney.
Mon 13ú 11.00am Requiem Mass for John Joe Sheehy, R.I.P.
Dé Máirt 14ú 10.00am Mary and Thomas O’Connor, Spa Road.
Wed 15ú 7.30pm Kieran Bambury, Bridge St.,
Déard 16ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Friday 17ú 7.30pm Mary Lynch, Kilfountain, 1ú CB.
Sat 18ú 8.00pm 1. Dr. Finbarr O’Shea, Upper Main St.
2. Eileen Cronin, 1ú CB, Goulane and Margaret O’Dowd, (nee Devane), Tralee.
Sun 19ú 11.30am Nell McNamara, Marian Park.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sath 11ú 6.15i.n. Mae agus Tomás Ó Murchú, Ceathair an Treantaigh.
Sath 18ú 6.15i.n

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Domh 12ú 10.00am Andrew Saunders, Acres.
Domh 19ú 10.00am Michael Griffin, Foherough, 1ú CB.

St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm. Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
N. Caitlín: Déardaoin 11 r.n. – 12i.n. N. Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 18ú/19ú Feabhra
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 4: Vigil: Pauline Sheehy, Christine O’Connor, Elaine O’Connor, Mary Devane, Kathleen Sheehy and Maura Flahive. 11:30am Anne Curran, Elaine Hillard, Helen Ferris and Barbara Prendergast. Collectors’ Team 4; Church Cleaners’ Team 4.
Readers: Vigil: Maurice O’Connor. 11.30am: Tommy McCarthy.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendeville and Bridget Prendeville.
Léitheoir: Múintir Uí Ghrifín.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin.
A Guest Speaker / Public Talk will take place on Thursday, March 9th in Dingle. Keep the evening free – details later.
Offertory Collection:
Weekly Envelopes: €979; Cash: €861. Total: €1,840. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers will be taken up this weekend, February 11th/12th as a second collection after Communion. This collection helps pilgrims who would like to go to Lourdes and may not be able to afford to pay the full fare.
Christmas Crib Appeal donations will go towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy’s Focus Ireland. Amount Received: €6,100.
Theology Course: The Priory Institute is offering a course to Study Theology by distance learning. Application deadline is 28th February, 2017. Call 01-4048124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.com
Trócaire: ‘Faith cannot be just words or beliefs, but must reach out to others, especially those in need’ – Pope Francis. Trócaire is looking for volunteers to bring social justice alive in parishes. Information from Fr Michael Moynihan, Trócaire Representative Kerry, 087 6551902- moyparish@gmail.com – or Sinead Morgan, Trócaire Cork 021 4275622 – sinead.morgan@trocaire.org
Vocations: Are you interested in becoming a priest? “Come and See” – a Vocations Event will take place on 17th and 18th of February in the Pallottine House, Thurles. This event is open to men from the ages of 18 to 40. Eighteen men attended a similar event last year. Gathering at 6.00pm and finishing Saturday afternoon advance booking is required. Contact Fr Michael Moynihan at 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer 087 2401246 for more details. ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few’.
See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little. (Pope John XXIII)
Senior Citizens Annual Social will be take place in the Dingle Skellig Hotel on Sunday 12th of February, 2017 at 2.00pm. Dinner and refreshments served. Tickets: €20. Fáilte roimh gach éinne. Everyone welcome.
31 Card Drive: (1) Tables of 8 ar mhaithe le Féile na Bealtaine, Sunday, 12th February at 6pm in The Dingle Pub. All welcome. (2) Tables of 8 ar mhaithe le Lios Póil After School on Sunday, 19th February at 6pm in O’Sullivan’s, Garrynadur.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) Parental Grief Retreat: For parents who have lost a child – we invite you to join with fellow grieving parents in a spiritual retreat on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Contact CarolineEmmausCompassion@gmail.com.
(2) Reflection Day with Bishop Brendan Comiskey: Sat. 18th Feb. (open to all) 10.00am-5.00pm and Sun. 19th Feb. 10.00am-5.00pm (for those in recovery, family & friends). (3) Tuesday, 21st Feb 7.00pm to 10.00pm: An evening of reflection for All Eucharist Ministers in the Kerry Diocese led by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 13th Sept. 2017 for 1 week, from Shannon Airport. Spiritual Director – Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla. Cost: €709. Further information from Hannah Mae Browne at 087 8560040.
Knock Pilgrimage to New York: May 8th – 14th, direct from Knock to JFK, includes a Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the re-internment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock witnesses, celebrated by Cardinal Dolan. Contact Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800.
Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society Golden Jubilee Seminar chaired by Gerard Lyne marking 50 years of the KAHS will be held in Tralee Library at 7pm on Tues. 14th February. Speakers include Kathleen Browne, Marie O’Sullivan, Isabel Bennett & Donal O’Sullivan. All welcome.
Divine Mercy Conference: February 24th – 26th in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 1.
Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta: Tá Údarás Na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2,000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáilíocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach. Tuilleadh eolas agus foirm iarratais ar fáil ó 091-503139 nó 091-503121.

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