Fógraí/Newsletter February 26th 2023

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

February 26th, 2023


First Sunday of Lent
Pray for Mary O’Shea, (née Kavanagh), Aughills, Castlemaine and late of Com a’ Liaig. Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.
Sat 25ú 6.15pm 1. Jean Sheehy, Cooleen CM. 2. Joseph O’Boyle, Cluais 1ú CB.

  1. Seán Moran, Baile an tSagairt CB and deceased members of The Moran and Ó Catháin Families. 4. Aodhán Ó Conchúir, Cliddaun, Knocknahow. 5. Denis Galvin, Aglish.
    Sun 26ú 11.30am Noreen and Patrick Wallace, Baile Móir.
    Mon 27ú 10.00am Sa Díseart.
    Tues 28ú 10.00am Intinn Príobháideach.
    Wed 1ú 10.00am Agnes and Pat O’Shea.
    Thurs 2ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
    Fri 3ú 6.15pm Private Intention.
    Sat 4ú 6.15pm 1. Bríd Fitzgerald, (née O’Sullivan) Baile na Saor, MM. 2. Thomas O’Connor, Doonshean.
    Sun 5ú 11.30am Bill O’Shea, Alpine House, and his parents, Alf and Gwen O’Shea.

To join Masses on Webcam click on picture
of sanctuary on our website dingleparish.ie

Confessions: Friday after the 6.15pm Mass.

Rotas: Next Week: Euch Mins: 6.15pm. Theresa Ashe, Ann O’Connor and Christín Uí Chonchúir. 11:30am: Patricia Williams and Ann Curran. Readers: 6.15pm Micheál Ó Conchúir. 11.30am Múintir Uí Shé. Cleaners Team 4.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 26ú 10.00am Seán Hand, Kinard.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 4ú 7.30in. Intinn Príobháideach.

Rota: Min Eoc: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.

€€Online giving€€. You can now make a donation to the Parish online by clicking on the Donate button on our Parish website.

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

Thought for the day: The historical Jesus was guarded in declaring his identity but by the time the Fourth Gospel was written, Christians had arrived at a rich understanding of the mystery of Jesus, the Son of God. John’s Gospel puts before the believer a grand assemblage of 7 I AM sentences, rooted in the name of God in Exodus 3:14,
I AM WHO I AM. I am the bread of life. (John 6:35, 48, 51); I am the light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5); I am the gate for the sheep (John 10:7, 9); I am the good shepherd (John 10:11, 14); I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25); I am the way, and the truth, and the life (John 14:6); I am the true vine (John 15:1, 5). We are reminded that we believe first of all in a person, not in a philosophy. Anyone one of these images would take us deeply into our encounter with the Risen Lord, none more so than “I am the resurrection and the life.” Prayer: Jesus, present to us always, you wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus. As we face the mystery of death, our own and that of those we love, help us to place our trust in you, the resurrection and the life. Amen.

Pope Francis Tweet: May the Holy Spirit sustain us this Lent in our ascent with Jesus. May we experience His divine splendour and thus, confirmed in faith, persevere in our journey with Him, the glory of His people and light of the nations.

Offertory Collection: €1,025.00.

Priest on duty this Sunday:
Fr Eamon Mulvihill 066-7139145.

Fr Michael will visit the housebound Thursday/Friday February 2nd/3rd, at the usual times.

Boscaí Trócaire – Seas an Fód le Grá agus le Ceartas. Tá an eagraíocht Trócaire ar an bhfód 50 bliain i mbliana. Le 50 bliain tá Trócaire agus a gcomhpháirtithe – Easpaig na hÉireann- ag tacú le daoine atá i mbaol ó bhforéigean, agus ón mbochtaineacht. Le do thacaíocht leanfaidh siad orthu ag dul i ngleic le bunchúiseanna na bochtaineachta agus na héagóra. Cabhraigh leo más féidir. Breis eolais ar www.trocaire.org.

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. 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 Tigh an tSagairt for the Dues and Dingle Parish for Trócaire.

Pruning time is a painful time for a fruit tree. The pruner rids it of all those suckered which use up a lot of energy but produce no fruit. However, the aim of this surgery is not to inflict pain, but to help the tree produce more and better fruit. Lent is a kind of spiritual pruning time. There is much that is useless and perhaps harmful in our lives, which saps our energy, and diminishes our spiritual fruitfulness. Of what shall we prune ourselves this Lent so that we may become more fruitful branches of Christ, the true Vine?

World Youth Day – July 31st – August 8th, 2023. Dingle Parish is inviting any 18 – 35year olds who would like to attend WYD with the Diocese of Kerry, to contact the Parish Office.

Gluten Free hosts are available from the Priest at Communion Time.
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.
Booking baptisms / Weddings / Masses and Mass Cards can be done at these times.

Pilgrimages: Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage Sept 1st – 6th ex Kerry Airport. More later.
Fatima May 9th -15th 2023. Spiritual Director: Fr Noel Spring. Departing from Dublin Airport. Contact Premier Travel: 021-4277700 or Maureen: 066-7131328.
Holy Land August 29th – Sept 8th 2023. Spiritual Dir Fr John Newman. For info email info@carpediemtours.ie or 0868337681.
Medjugorje September 6th – 13th 2023. Spiritual Director Fr Francis Nolan. Cork to Dubrovnik, €849pps. Contact: Maura Harcksen 066-7127143 or 087-1517696.

Mary’s Meals is a charity that serves school meals to children living in some of the world’s poorest communities. Mary’s Meals are hoping to start a new support group in our area. A representative from Mary’s Meals will speak at Masses in the Parish on March 11th/12th. If interested or donate, please contact Angela Moore at 089-4339592 or angela.moore@marysmeals.org or see www.marysmeals.ie for more information.

Can you spare 1 hour a month? We are currently renewing all Parish Ministries, including Cleaners, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Liturgy Group and Pastoral Council. If you would like to volunteer or know somebody who would be suitable, contact the Parish Office without delay. Training will be provided where necessary.

Beidh Biongó Mór sa Phobalscoil, Dé Domhnaigh, 5ú Márta ag 7.00in.

Lent: Pray, Fast, Give

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