Fógraí / Newsletter February 26th 2017


Don’t let your life slip through your fingers
by living in the past.
By living your life one day at a time,
you live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have
something to give.
Nothing is really over until
the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit
that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds
us to each other.
A Guest Speaker / Public Talk
Gerry Hussey will give a Public Talk on Thursday, March 9th in St. Mary’s Church, Dingle at 7:30pm for the parishioners of the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area. Gerry, who is a sports psychologist, is an inspirational speaker and he will speak on spirituality.

Confirmation Retreat and Talk
Fr. Francis Nolan and Mrs Eileen Doyle will give a Retreat to the children who are making their Confirmation on Wednesday, March 8thin An Díseart. On the same evening in An Díseart at 7:30pm they will speak to the parents of the Confirmation Children.

Weekend of Prayer and Healing
A weekend of prayer and healing with Marie Vadía, Canon Michael Fitzgerald, Fr. John Keane and Fr. Pat Scanlon will take place in Rochestown Park Hotel on Saturday and Sunday, March 11th/12th.
Buses available both days. Contact: 086-8380406.


When we put ourselves in God’s hands, we open ourselves to enjoy the full grace of God’s protection. We resemble the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. And we are able to live life, to celebrate the present moment.
Entrust the past to God’s mercy, the present to his love and the future to his providence.

Ash Wednesday – March 1st 2017.
Day of Fast and Abstinence
Mass at 10am and 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church with distribution of Ashes.
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday of Lent at 7.05pm, followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
Pray for Tom Hilliard, Bradford, UK and late of Castlegregory.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN –Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 25ú 8.00pm 1. Patrick O’Connor, Cnoc na hAbha.
2. Gerty Eggers and her loved ones, Blackrock, Dublin.
Sun 26ú 11.30am The late Kevin Sheehy in memory of his 60th birthday.
Mon 27ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Dé Máirt 28ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Wed 1ú 10.00am Ash Wednesday.
7.30pm Kathleen, John Maurice and Denis Curran, Knockavrogeen.
Déard 2ú 10.00am
Friday 3ú 7.30pm John and Eileen Devane, Station Row.
Sat 4ú 8.00pm 1. Patrick O’Sullivan, The Mall.
2. John Rayel, The Mall and his deceased parents.
3. Mary Catherine Holsgrove, nee Guiheen, Cork and late of Ashmount Terrace.
4. Kathleen O’Donoghue, Ballinaboula.
5. Chrissy Geaney, Cluais Móir.
Sun 5ú 11.30am
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 25ú 6.15i.n. Willie Hoare, Galway and late of Baile an tSléibhe.
Sath 4ú 6.15i.n Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, Baile an Treasna.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 26ú 10.00am Johnny and Eileen Moriarty and Sr. Kieran Moriarty and deceased members of the Moriarty Family.
Domh 5ú 10.00am 1. Micheál Devane, Ardamore.
2. Mike Flahive, Goulin.
3. Jackie Dowling, Minard West, MM.

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: 4ú / 5ú Márta
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Vigil Gene Courtney, Veronica Houlihan, Ann Scanlon, Patricia Flannery, Margaret Sheehy, Eileen Courtney. 11:30am Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: Vigil: Noel O’Neill. 11.30am: Seosamh Ó Súilleabháin. LIOS PÓIL: Min Eoc.: Maire Uí Ghrifín s Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin. FIONN TRÁ: Min Eoc: Breandán Ó Ciobháin. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.
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.
A Guest Speaker / Public Talk
Gerry Hussey will give a Public Talk on Thursday, March 9th in St. Mary’s Church, Dingle at 7:30pm. Keep the evening free. Gerry is an inspirational speaker and it is well worth coming to hear him speak. Fáilte roimh cách!
Day of Prayer: The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that a Day of Prayer in Ireland for the survivors and victims of sexual abuse will take place on the First Friday of Lent which falls on 3rd March 2017. This day is a response to Pope Francis’ call for a worldwide day of prayer for the survivors and victims of sexual abuse. In our diocese, prayers will be said at all Masses and the church bells will be rung at 5pm to call all to pray for all survivors and victims.
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.
Course in Youth Ministry 2017-2018: The diocese will host a course in Youth Ministry for 2017 – 2018. This course is aimed at adults (over 21 years), volunteers or professionals interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other setting. The course will commence on Tuesday, September 26th 2017 at 8:00pm. This year it will take place in St. John’s Parish Centre in Tralee. The sessions will take place from 8:00pm to 10:00pm on Tuesday nights and will be delivered over 20 nights, 10 before Christmas and 10 in the Spring. The cost is €200. Contact Tomás Kenny, Diocesan Pastoral Team on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.
Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé: The diocese will travel to Taizé, France with a group of 25 young adults (18 – 30) on Sunday, June 25th 2017 and return on Sunday, July 2nd. Taizé is one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a special welcome for young people. The cost is €400, which includes flights and accommodation. Contact Tomás Kenny, Diocesan Pastoral Team on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.
The Permanent Diaconate are recruiting for candidates to begin a “come and see” programme beginning next September. Information on the permanent diaconate can be found in the leaflets in the Church. Any interested candidates should establish contact via a local priest or the diocesan office as soon as possible.
Housebound or Sick: If anyone in hospital or at home would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Presbytery on 066-9151208.
Scéim Sóisialta Tuaithe Corca Dhuibhne:
Tá folúntas ar SST Chorca Dhuibhne faoi láthair. Chorca Dhuibhne Rural Social Scheme has a vacancy at present. Breis eolais ó: 087 2982284.
Sean Keating Lecture: A lecture entitled ‘Sean Keating and the fine art of nation building’ will be presented by Dr Eimear O’Connor, Art Historian and Author, TCD, in Tralee Library on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 7.30pm. Admission free. Organised by Kerry Archeological and Historical Society.
Offertory Collection:
Weekly Envelopes: €1,057; Cash: €840. Total: €1,897. Míle buíochas.

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