Love, they say, is patient,
love, they say is kind.
It sees beyond another’s faults
for love, they say, is blind.
Love will not diminish
or rust or fade with years,
but it will gain its strength
from time, from laughter, joy and tears.
Love is God’s own gift to us,
a present from above.
He gives us peace, he gives us joy,
but first he gives us love.
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.
To love an enemy goes clean contrary to human nature. Only God can help us to love in the way Christ asks of us. When Christ asks us to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect, the perfection he is talking about is the perfection of love. God loves his children unconditionally. He loves them not because they are good but because he is good.
Pray for Kerena Cavanagh, Tralee; Sheila Ashe, Annascaul; Sr. Evelyn Courtney, Holy Family Convent, Newbridge, Co. Kildare and late of Ballinacourty, Annascaul. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN –Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Mary’s Church
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.
3. Michael Tooland, Glasgow.
Sun 19ú 11.30am Nell McNamara, Marian Park.
Mon 20ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Dé Máirt 21ú 10.00am Pat and Kathleen Fitzgerald and their son Joe, Cill Chúile.
Wed 22ú 7.30pm Sheila and Pat Keating.
Déard 23ú 10.00am Tommy Kennedy, Ballybowler.
Friday 24ú 7.30pm Johnny Hanafin, Beenbawn.
Sat 25ú 8.00pm 1. Patrick O’Connor, Cnoc na hAbha.
2. Gerty Eggers and her loved ones, Blackrock, Dublin.
Sun 26ú 11.30am Paróisteánaigh.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 18ú 6.15i.n.
Sath 25ú 6.15i.n Willie Hoare, Galway and late of Baile an tSléibhe.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 19ú 10.00am Michael Griffin, Foherough, 1ú CB.
Domh 26ú 10.00am Johnny and Eileen Moriarty and Sr. Kieran Moriarty and deceased members of the Moriarty Family.
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: 25ú/26ú Feabhra
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, 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: Vigil: Jason Sheehy. 11.30am: Liz Higgins. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan and Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin. Léitheoir: Caitríona Ní Fhaoláin.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Eibhlín Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Cait Ní Chatháin.
Day for Parish Sacristans: The Diocese is inviting all Sacristans to a an information Day as follows: March 6th in St. Brendan’s, Tralee or March 8th in The Pastoral Centre, Killarney, from 2.30pm – 5.00pm. The afternoon will conclude with supper. All Sacristans are invited to attend. Please give your names into the Presbytery by Monday February 27th.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,129; Cash: €704. Total: €1,833.
Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers: €1,995. Míle buíochas.
A Guest Speaker / Public Talk
Gerry Hussey will give a Public Talk on Thursday, March 9th in Dingle. Keep the evening free. Gerry has been working at the fore front of Olympic and International Sport since graduating from Trinity College, Dublin in 2003. In his role as Performance Consultant, Gerry has coached elite athlete’s for Olympic Games, Heineken Cup, European and World Championships. He brings an unrivalled wealth of honesty, experience and infectious passion to his work from Golf to Sailing and Olympic Boxing to Corporate Coaching.
31 Card Drive: Tables of 8 ar mhaithe le Lios Póil After School on Sunday, 19th February at 6pm in O’Sullivan’s, Garrynadur.
Bingo ar siúl i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Dé Domhnaigh 26ú Feabhra 2017 ar 7.30p.m. Go leor duaiseanna ar fáil. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.
Citizens Information will be available at the monastery, John Street, Dingle on Tuesday 21st February 10am – 2.oopm.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) Reflection Day with Bishop Brendan Comiskey: Sunday 19th Feb. 10.00am – 5.00pm (for those in recovery, family & friends).
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
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.
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.
Scór na bPáistí: CLG Lios Póil are hosting Scór na bPaistí Ciarraí Thiar in Halla John L Ó Súilleabháin, on Sat. 25ú Feb at 7.00pm. Please get your club to support this very important cultural event and encourage National schools to participate.
Focal Buíochais: Tá Coiste Fhéile na Bealtaine faoi chomaoin mhór ag gach éinne a chabhraigh linn in aon slí go fial flaithiúl an Cluiche Cartaí 31 a reachtáil le déanaí.
Siad na buaiteoirí ná: Denise agus Dara Ó Beaglaoi, Baile an Mhúraigh.
Tralee Diabetes Support Group will be held on Thursday 23rd February in the Rose Hotel Tralee at 7:30pm.
Comórtas Páidí Uí Shé: Fáilte roimh na fóirne peile, lucht tacaíochta agus ár gcuairteoirí ar fad. Bainigí sult as an deireadh seachtaine.
Housebound or Sick: If anyone in hospital or at home would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Presbytery on 066-9151208.