Fógraí /Newsletter February 3rd 2013

Bliain an Chreidimh
Ceathrú Domhnach Saor 3ú Feabhra 2013
Pray for Danny Murphy, Upper Main Street; James Nolan, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny and London; Elizabeth Kennedy, Garfinny Bridge. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh – 066-9151208.
Sat/Sath 2ú 8.00pm Patrick O’Connor, Cnoc na hAbha, CB.
Sun 3ú 11.30am James Nolan, R.I.P.
Luain 4ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
Máirt 5ú 10.00am Intinn Pearsanta.
Wed 6ú 7.30pm Theresa and Patrick Keaney, Crawley, England, CB.
Déard 7ú 10.00am Maura O’Sullivan, John Street, CB.
Fri 8úMulti-Intentional 7.30pm (1) Kathleen, John Maurice and Denis Curran, Knockavrogeen, CB;(2) Patrick, Catherine and Joe Curran, The Mall, CB;(3) Séamus Kelliher, CB, Ballinana and deceased members of the Kelliher Family;(4) RoseAnn Rayel, Beenbawn, 1ú CB.
Sat/Sath 9ú 8.00pm John and Ellen O’Connor, Ballyhea, CB.
Domh 10ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues and Wed 10.30am – 10pm.
Thurs 10.30 – 11.30am except when there is a First Friday, it will be on that Friday. “Come and See” says the Lord.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Sun/Domh 3ú 10.00am Johnny and Eileen Moriarty, Ballinasare, and Sr. Kieran Moriarty, CB.
Sun/Domh 10ú 10.00am Micheál Devane, Ardamore, 1ú CB.
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 2ú 6.15i.n. John O’Donoghue, Imlagh, CB.
Satharn 9ú 6.15i.n
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
(9ú agus 10ú Feabhra 2013)
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 2: Vigil: Gene Courtney, Veronica Houlihan, Ann Scanlon, Patricia Flannery, Margaret Sheehy and Eileen Courtney. 11:30am Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley and Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: Vigil: Marian O’Sullivan. 11.30a.m.: Paddy Browne.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Marie Uí Shé agus Treasa Uí Chearbhaill. Léitheoir: Máire Uí Ghrifín.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Máirín Uí Shé.
Léitheoir: Daithí Ó Sé.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Env.: €1,110; Cash: €731; Total: €1,841.
Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers will be taken up next weekend, February 9th/10th as a second collection after Communion.
Mission Crib Collections
The Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste will be given to Holy Rosary Sister Áine Garvey’s former Mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Irish Christian Brothers’ Edmund Rice “Beyond 250 Appeal”.
Received to date €1,766. Bígí fial.
West Kerry Senior Citizens’ Party at Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle Sunday February 3rd at 2pm, cost €10. All welcome.
Beidh Bingo i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Dé Domhnaigh, 3ú Feabhra @ 7.30 i.n. Pota Óir €200.
Tá alán duaiseanna ar fáil. Bí ann gan teip!
Cake Sale will be held in Gairdín Mhuire on Sat. Feb. 9th at 10am in aid of Dingle GAA and Coiste na nÓg. Please support.
31 Card Game in aid of Féile na Bealtaine on Sunday February 10th ar 6pm in the Dingle Pub. NB: Not a Progressive.
Údarás na Gaeltachta – 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. Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireacht seo. Tuilleadh eolas agus foirm iarratais ar fáil, glaoch ar 091-503139/503121. Ní mór foirm iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh an 8ú Feabhra.
Beehive Theatre: A dramatised reading of Exit Cuckoo by Lisa Ramirez, starring Sarah Devane, Sadie Moriarty and Jeannie McGartland will take place on Monday 10th and Friday 15th February at 8pm at the Studio in Cúilín.
CURA Crisis Pregnancy Support Services in Kerry are currently recruiting for volunteers to train as Crisis Pregnancy Counsellors. Cura are holding an Information Session in St. John’s Centre, Castle Street, Tralee on Thurs, 14th February at 10.30am. If you would like to find out more please come along. Our Services are Free, Confidential and Non-Judgemental. Telephone 066-7127355 email curacares@cura.ie or see www.cura.ie
Anam Cara is holding its monthly support meeting on Wednesday 6th of February, 7:30 to 9:00pm at the Silver Springs Hotel, Tivoli, Cork. This event is free, open to all bereaved parents and each Anam Cara support group has a bereavement therapist present to answer any questions parents may have and signpost them to other services that are available in the area. For further information please see our website at www.anamcara.ie email us at info@anamcara.ie or call 01 4045378
Marriage Encounter Weekend: Husbands and Wives, why not give your spouse a special gift of a marriage enrichment weekend away with you in Cork from 8th (8pm) to 10th (4pm) March 2013. It is for both the recently married and for those married for many years. For booking call 021 4381511 or 087 2162436 or visit www.marriageencounter.ie
Diabetes Education Programme – DINGLE
From February 7th – March 14th (2 ½ uair /hours) in the Community Hospital. Organised by HSE South’s “Community Nutrition & Dietetics Departments” in conjunction with local GPs – it is aimed at improving people’s awareness about the up-to-date treatment and management of diabetes. Contact Carina Corridon HSE Community Dietician at 066-7195681.
Ceiliúradh Lá ‘le Bhríde sa Díseart
A simple celebration of St. Brigid’s Day in the Díseart, beginning in the Chapel at 4.30, Sunday February 3rd.
Beidh ceiliúradh speisialta de Lá ‘le Bríde ar an Domhnach 3ú Feabhra sa Díseart ar 4.30pm. Beidh iomann, léamh an tSoiscéil, tuairisc ar bheatha Bhríde; beannú na gcros; beannú agus scaipeadh brat Bhríde; ansin síos go dtí an ícón nua a bheannófar agus ansin beannacht le cros agus iomann scaipthe.
New Eucharistic Ministers’ Rotas available in the Sacristy of St. Mary’s and N. Eoin Baiste.

Bliain an Chreidimh – Our Patron Saints
Laochra an Chreidimh No.20 & 21
St. Bridget may have been born in Dundalk, Co. Louth. According to her biographers her parents were Dubhthach, a Pagan chieftain of Leinster and Brocca, a Christian Pict and slave who had been baptised by Saint Patrick. Some accounts of her life suggest that Bridget’s father was in fact from Lusitania, kidnapped by Irish pirates and brought to Ireland to work as a slave, in much the same way as Saint Patrick. Many stories also detail Bridget’s and her mother’s statuses as pieces of property belonging to Dubhthach, and the resulting impact on important parts of Bridget’s life story.
The Vita outlined Bridget’s early life. It says that Bridget’s mother was a slave and Bridget herself was born into slavery to a druid. From the start, it is clear that Bridget is holy. Bridget performs many miracles, including healing and feeding the poor. On one occasion, a leper comes to Bridget and begs for a cow. After she ask the man to wait, he refuses and says he will go elsewhere. When she offers to heal him of his leprosy, he refuses her offer, claiming that it helps him get pity. After convincing him otherwise, Bridget performs another miracle, curing him using a blessed cup of water. In a similar fashion, Bridget later cures two sister who had been dumb since birth by instructing them to pour a mixture of her blood and water onto their necks.
I chose Bridget because my Nan had the same name and I like her dedication to God.
(Lucy – Scoil Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh)

St. Margaret of Hungary was born in Kilis Fortress in the Kingdom of Croatia, the eighth and last daughter (9th of 10 Children) of the royal couple. The four year old Margaret was put into the Dominican Monastery. Six years later she was transferred to the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin where she spent the rest of her life. She dedicated herself to religion. She went out of her way to perform the most menial tasks on behalf of the squalid poor and most advanced hospital cases. The extend of her labours and fasting and hours of prayer brought on the fatigue of which she died on January 18th, her feast day and she became the Saint of labourers.
I picked this name because it’s in my family and I liked that she cared for the sick and the poor.
(Tara – Bunscoil an Chlochair)

Luke’s Gospel Talks
To celebrate the Year of Faith, Fr. Séamus O’Connell will continue his presentation on Luke’s Gospel, on Friday Feb 15th, with Mass @ 6.15pm, followed by refreshments and then his exploration of the Gospel from 7.30 – 9.30pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. The cost is €5 per night. If possible, please bring a Bible or the Gospel of Luke with you. More info, or to book a place, please tel. 064-6632644 or email francesrowland@dioceseofkerry.ie

Jesus has come as the prophet to all nations. There is no limit to the mercy and salvation He brings, only the willingness to accept Him. Is Priesthood for you?
Contact vocation director Fr. Liam Lovell 064 6641352 (liam.lovell@yahoo.ie).

Feast Days
Saturday February 2nd is Candlemas Day and the Feast of the Presentation. On this day we celebrate the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple. Also, candles are traditionally blessed today.
Sunday February 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise. On this day throats are blessed with a crossed candle in his memory.
St. Blaise, bishop of Sebaste in Armenia, is believed to have been martyred in the early fourth century. Very little is know about him. Tradition states that he was a physician before becoming a bishop. Since the eighth century he has been venerated as the patron of those who suffer from disease of the throat. He is said to have healed a boy who was choking. The blessing of St. Blaise is a sign of our faith in God’s protection and love for us and for the sick.
Using two crossed and unlighted candles, blessed on the memorial of St. Blaise or on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Priest touches the throat of each person, saying:
Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from all ailments of the throat and from every other evil (or from every disease of the throat and from every other illness):
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Getting Married (Part 1)
1. Contact the local clergy where you reside permanently before booking. Permission must be received from the bride’s Parish Clergy to celebrate your wedding outside her Parish.
2. Book the priest who has agreed to marry you. Check that he is officially registered as a Solemniser by the Irish State.
3. Each person must complete the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form with the priest of the Parish where he/she resides, the following are required:-
(i) A long form Baptismal Certificate issued within six months of the proposed date of the marriage;
(ii) Proof of Confirmation, (if not recorded on the Baptismal Certificate);
(iii) Proof of Freedom to Marry, either of the following:-
(a) Letter of Freedom from parishes where he/she has lived for 6 months or more;
(b) Swear an affidavit before a Commissioner of Oaths stating he/she has never been married religiously or civilly in any jurisdiction.
(iv) If previously married or non-catholic, permissions and dispensations are applied for through your own clergy. (To be Contd)
Theology Course
Why Not Study Theology?
There was never a better time to study theology, when the upheavals in the Church have prompted people to think again about their faith. What was once taken for granted is now questioned, and most people are not satisfied with superficial answers. This is true for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Participants can study from home, with tutorial support via e-mail and web-based video lectures and discussion for a. They can earn a Higher Certificate, Diploma and/or a BA (Honours) degree in theology. Contact us! The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 or 01-4048124. www.prioryinstitute.com or enquiries@prioryinstitute.com

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