Fógraí / Newsletter February 18th 2024

 Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

February 18th, 2024



First Sunday of Lent

Pray for: Carol Murphy, Dingle. Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 17ú 6.15pm 1. Mary and Jerry Moriarty, Inch. 2. Joe O’Boyle, Cluais.

3. Nell McNamara, Marian Park. 4. Brendan Moriarty, Dublin, Batt and Tom Moriarty, Lisdorgan. 5. Rita Kavanagh, Grey’s Lane. 6. Joan Lucey, Emlagh West.

Sun 18ú 11.30am Mary Theresa Garvey and Maura Garvey, Ballinasig.

Monday 12ú 10.00am No Mass.

Tues 19ú 10.00am Sheila and Pat Keating.

Wed 20ú 10.00am Special Intention.

Thurs 21ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.

Fri 22ú 6.15pm Special Intention.

Sat 23ú 6.15pm 1. Jack Farrell, Green Street, MM. 2. Nellie, Tommy and Jack Evans, Minard East. 3. Seán Moran, Baile an tSagairt and deceased members of the Moran and Ó Catháin Families. 4. Ged Bowler, his parents and deceased family members, The Grove and Ballyferriter.

5. Aodán O’Connor, Cliddaun.

Sun 25ú 11.30am Noreen and Patrick Wallace, Baile Móir.

Confessions: Friday after the 6.15pm Mass.

Rotas: Next Week: Euch. Mins: 6.15pm Theresa Ashe, Elaine O’Connor and Ann Moriarty O’Connor. 11:30am: Bridie Fitzgerald and Ann O’Connor. Readers: 6.15pm Des McQuaid. 11.30am Tommy McCarthy. Cleaners T3.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sat. 17ú 7.30in Tommy agus Máirín Uí Shé, Cathair an Treantaigh.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Sun. 25ú 10.00am Johnny, Eileen, Sr. Kieran, Br. Maurice and deceased members of the Moriarty Family, Ballinasare.

Rota: Next Week: Min Eoc: Bridget Prendville. Léitheoir: Risteard Mac Eoin.

Offertory Collection: €2,172.00.

Diocesan Collection Lourdes: €1,070.00

Baskets for the Offertory Collection are now being used. Míle buíochas to all those who have volunteered.

Thought for the day: In Italian, Lent is quaresima or forty (days). In German, it is Fastenzeit or time for bodily restraint. Our English word comes from an older Anglo-Saxon word for spring, len(c)ten, whence our Lent. Italian tells us how long it will last (with its symbolic overtones). German tells us what to do in that time. But English tells us what is supposed to happen, that is, we are supposed to experience a springtime of faith, a time growth and new life.

Prayer: God of new life, bless us on our pilgrim way towards the great feast of Easter. Help us to know our need of your presence, breathe your Spirit into our reading of the Word, teach us to set aside whatever hinders our true discipleship so that we may come to life in abundance and know in our hearts the joy of the Gospel. Amen.

Pope Francis on X: Global events prevent many people from living joyfully and serenely. May our prayer rise with greater insistence to the Father, so that He may hear the voice of those who turn to Him trusting they will be heard.

Pope’s Intention for February: For the terminally ill. We pray that those with a terminal illness, and their families, receive the necessary physical and spiritual care and accompaniment.

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

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Eamon Mulvihill 066-7139145.

Parish Listening Evening: In his Pastoral Letter, Moving Forward in Hope”, Bishop Ray invites all parishioners to participate in a consultation process to shape the future of pastoral areas and parishes. A consultation gathering will be held in our parish on Tuesday February 27th at 7.30pm in Benner’s Hotel. As preparation for the gathering, you are invited to reflect on the following questions:

1. Without the presence of a priest to lead and coordinate, what aspects of parish life could we, the laity, take responsibility for and organise ourselves?

2. Where do we see scope for cooperation with neighbouring parishes in our pastoral area?

The Spring and Easter Dues Envelopes and Trócaire Boxes will be distributed to each house in the Parish over the next week. Buíochas to the Contact People who distribute them on behalf of the Parish. There will be a separate collection at the Easter Masses for the Easter Dues. Spare envelopes and Trócaire Boxes will be 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.

A big Thank You from Trócaire. The €4,339 raised through the crib appeal in Dingle parish is very much appreciated and will go towards our humanitarian response in the Middle East. This includes medical supplies, food, water, hygiene and medical supplies, blankets, shelter. It is through the generosity of people like you, in parishes across the country, that we can continue to work together for a just world. With sincere gratitude from all at Trócaire.

Biongo ar mhaithe le Scoil Cheann Trá Domh 3ú Márta ag 7.00i.n. i Halla Ceann Trá. Duaiseanna den scoth agus raifil!!

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.

Beidh Aifrinntí ullmhúcháin don gCéad Chomaoineach agus don gCóineartú ar siúl mar seo leanas: Dé Sathairn, 24ú Feabhra ag 6.15in in Eaglais Naomh Muire sa Daingean, do leanaí Scoil Iognáid Rís, Bunscoil an Chlochair, Scoil an Ghleanna, Scoil Chill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh agus Scoil Cheann Trá. Dé Domhnaigh, 25ú Feabhra ag 10.00rn i Séipéal Eoin Baiste do leanaí Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste.

Confirmation children are encouraged to take the Pledge, abstaining from Alcohol and Drugs at these Masses.

Webinar hosted by the Diocese of Kerry, First Holy Communion – Journeying with your Child, on Wednesday, Feb 21st, for all parents and guardians of children preparing for First Communion. Speaker is Dr Patricia Kieran, parent and lecturer at M.I. College, Limerick. Register: www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

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

Pilgrimage to Assisi and San Giovanni, from Cork Airport, June 24th to July 1st, 2024.  More Information from Ann Fehan 087-2738103 or Fr Eoghan at 066-9156131.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Assisted pilgrims will take place August 29th to September 3rd, 2024. 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork will take place, September 11th, 2024 for 7 nights. From €879pp. Contact Maura on 087-1517696 or 066-7127143.

Lent: Pray, Fast, Give

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