Fógraí / Newsletter February 18th 2018

Machnamh / Reflection

Lent is a time to learn to travel light,
to clear the clutter from our crowded lives,
and find a space, a desert.
Deserts are bleak, no creature comforts,
only a vast expanse of stillness,
sharpening awareness of ourselves and God.
Uncomfortable places, deserts.
Most of the time we’re tempted to avoid them,
finding good reasons to live lives of ease, cushioned by noise from self-discovery, clutching at world’s success to stave off fear. But if we dare to trust the silence to strip away our false security, God can begin to grow His wholeness in us, fill up our emptiness, destroy our fears, give us new vision, courage for the journey and make our desert blossom like a rose.


Stations of the Cross
Every Friday of Lent at 7.05pm, followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
A member of The Diocesan Adoration Prayer Team will speak at all Masses on this weekend February 17th/18th.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €1,033; Cash: €664. Total: €1,697. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers €1,256.
National Church collection for The World Meeting of Families will be taken up next weekend, February 24th/25th as a second collection after Communion. The World Meeting of Families, taking place in Dublin this August, promises to be an occasion that will reflect on the faith experience of families from many parts of the world as well as on the challenges and celebrations which characterise the ups and downs of day-to-day family life. Pope Francis hopes to come to Ireland for it. Hosting this national and international event is both a privilege and a responsibility. It requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard the third national collection will be held in all churches next weekend, the 24 and 25 February 2018. Please give generously to help fund this promotion of family life. Family: where Life begins and Love never ends.
Parish Pastoral Council meeting, Thursday February 22nd at 8pm.












Suggestions for Lent 2018
• Visit someone who may be living alone
• Come to Mass every weekend
• Become a volunteer in the Parish
• Fast and Pray
• Support Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign
• Join us for the Stations of the Cross every Friday evening at 7.05pm
• Celebrate the Sacrament of Confession
• Pray and reflect at the Adoration on Tuesdays 10am – 9pm


Pray for Pauline O’Mahony, (Nee O’Connor), Ventry and Clontarf, Dublin.
Suaimhneas Síoraí dá h-anam.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 17ú 8.00pm 1. Johnny and Eileen Moriarty, Sr. Kieran Moriarty and James Moriarty.
2. Nell McNamara, Marian Park.
3. Dr. Finbarr O’Shea, Upper Main St, his grandson Billy Starr O’Shea and his brother Seán O’Shea.
4. Paud Ó Súilleabháin, Luimneach agus Breandán Ó Súilleabháin, Gaillimh agus Baile Ghoilín.
5. Patrick O’Connor, Knocknahow and Br. Thomas O’Connor, Knocknahow.
Sun 18ú 11.30am Fiona Parker, Killarney.
Mon 18ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 20ú 10.00am Sheila and Pat Keating.
Céad 21ú 7.30pm Bridie O’Sullivan, Reenbee.
Thur 22ú 10.00am Tommy Kennedy, Ballybowler.
Friday 23ú 7.30pm Private Intention.
Sat 24ú 8.00pm 1. Kathleen Lynch, Barr na Sráide, Goat St., MM.
2. Margaret O’Dowd, (Nee Devane) Tralee and Killelane and Eileen Cronin, Tralee and Goulane.
3. Roseanne Rayel, Beenbawn.
4. Nora and Patrick Wallace, Baile Móir.
Sun 25ú 11.30am Paróisteánaigh.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 17ú 6.15i.n. Muintir Uí Mhurchú, Cathair an Treantaigh agus Muintir Firtéar, Com Dhíneól atá imithe ar slí na Firinne.
Sath 24ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 18ú 10.00am Michael Griffin, Foherough, his wife Joan and sister Mary Dineen and deceased members of the Griffin Family, Doonties.
Sun 25ú 10.00am Jackie Dowling, Minard West, 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.
Trócaire and Dues Envelopes 2018
The Spring and Easter Dues Envelopes and Trócaire Boxes have been distributed to each house in the Parish. Buíochas to the Contact People who distribute them on behalf of the Parish. Spare envelopes and Trócaire Boxes are available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
NB: If paying by cheque please make it payable to Teach na Sagart for the Dues and Dingle Parish for Trócaire.
Lenten Speaker
Ger O’Donoghue will give a Public Talk on Tuesday February 27th in Dingle at 7.30pm, in Benner’s Hotel, Main St. His Talk is entitled ‘A Parish caring for all people’. Ger, who is a native of Glenflesk, founded Rathmore Social Action Group which gives young people an opportunity to undertake community work and make a difference. The Social Action Group developed a Care programme for Older People 1983. It also provides facilities for young people. Public Lenten Talks will take place in the Diocese over the next few weeks.
Aifreann na Daoine: Fr. Pat Ahern will hold a workshop for choirs introducing his newly composed Irish Mass in St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday February 20th 8pm.
Workshop for the Parish Cantor takes place on Thursday, March 1st in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee, at 7:30pm. Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie if you would like to book a place. Please book by Friday, February 23rd 2018 as places are limited.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: – 066-7134276. (1) Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm. (2) The Amoris programme: A parish conversation in preparation for the World Meeting of Families. 4 sessions, on Feb 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Citizens Information will be available at Kerry Education Centre, RIce House, Goat Steet, Dingle on Tuesday 20th February 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
Invitation to Medjugorje for 2018: May 24th. ex Cork. Spiritual Director Fr Paddy O’Byrne. June 21th ex Shannon. Spiritual directors: Fr. Joe Begley and Fr. Danny Broderick. August 1st. Ex Dublin Youth Festival. Spiritual director Fr. John Keane. Sept 20th. Ex Cork. Spiritual Directors Fr. Brian Boyle and Fr Sean Tucker .
€100 deposit will secure place. Contact Tom Dennehy 0876468658 information.
Lenten Programme 2018: Bishop Kevin Doran speaking on the Christian Vision of Family Monday Feb 19th 7.30p.m. in St. John’s Parish Church, Tralee. Thursday Feb 22nd, 8.00p.m. Br. Pádraig McIntyre osb will speak on Finding ourselves in the Lenten Jesus in the Heights Hotel, Killarney. All are welcome and there is no admission fee. For more information, check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie
Living with type 2 Diabetes? Book a place on our free X-PERT course (6 weeks, 2 ½ hours). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Dingle”.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 24ú/25ú Feabhra
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. Marian O’Sullivan. 11.30am Pat O’Connor.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan and Donnacha O’Sullivan. Léitheoir: Rang 6.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.

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