Fógraí / Newsletter February 4th 2018

Machnamh / Reflection

Lord, protect us, your pilgrim people.
As we journey towards our home in heaven,
bless us with a sense of adventure
and a sense of security.
As we seek to be home-makers
here on earth,
both with our loved ones and
in our parish community,
may we create for each other
an experience of Christian welcome
that puts us in touch with you
and gives us a foretaste
of what home will be like for ever.

Blessing of Throats
St. Blaise has been venerated as patron of those who suffer from disease of the throat and his feast day falls on Saturday February 3rd. There will be blessing of throats after all Masses this Saturday and Sunday.
World Day of the Sick
Sunday, February 11th, blessing and anointing of the sick before and after all weekend Masses.
A member of The Diocesan Adoration Prayer Team will speak at all Masses on the weekend of the 17th/18th February.


The most beneficial prayer of all is just to be in the presence of God, without saying or doing anything. This may sound easy, but in practice it’s very difficult. Because as soon as we stop, we feel empty, perhaps even useless. Most people get their sense of self-worth from doing. They don’t know how to cope with idleness and stillness. The result is that their lives can be shallow and superficial. When we immerse ourselves in the quiet and stillness of God’s presence, we experience our true worth, which consists not in doing but in being.

Pray for Keady Clifford, Emlagh; Vytas Lemnickis, Ard na Gréine; Thomas Carroll, Glencar, Co. Leitrim; Gerard McMahon, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Suaimhneas Síoraí dá n-anamacha.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 3ú 8.00pm 1. Mary Catherine Holsgrove, nee Guiheen, Cork and late of Ashmount Terrace, 1ú CB.
2. Michael O’Shea, Spa Road and deceased members of the O’Shea and McCarthy Families.
Sun 4ú 11.30am
Mon 5ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 6ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Céad 7ú 7.30pm
Thur 8ú 10.00am Intinn Príobháideach.
Friday 9ú 7.30pm Private Intention.
Sat 10ú 8.00pm 1. John Joe Sheehy, Green Street, 1ú CB.
2. Thomas Hannafin, Ceann Trá.
Sun 11ú 11.30am Patrick, Catherine and Jo Curran, The Mall.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 3ú 6.15i.n. John O’Donoghue, Emilough Slatt.
Sath 10ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 4ú 10.00am Brendan Moriarty, Clooncurra, Dublin and Lisdorgan.
Sun 11ú 10.00am Micheál Devane, Ardamore.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am. Adoration: Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 10ú/11ú Feabhra
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler and Gobnait Uí Chonchúir. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty, Clár Uí Loingsigh Ann O’Connor and James Devane. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3.
Readers: 8.00pm. Bernie Budhlaeir. 11.30am Liz Higgins.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Céad Comaoine.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Eibhlín Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Cáit Ní Chatháin.

Dingle Parish Liturgy Group meeting Wednesday February 7th at 8pm in the Sacristy of St. Mary’s Church.

Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €1,262; Cash: €593. Total: €1,835. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers will be taken up next weekend as a second collection after Communion.

Lenten Speaker
A Guest Speaker / Public Talk will take place on Tuesday February 27th in Dingle. Keep the evening free – more details later.
Christmas Crib Appeal
Crib donations to Br. Kevin Crowley Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people in Dublin and the African Unit of the Presentation Sisters in Zambia and Zimbabwe amounted to €3,136.
Senior Citizens’ Annual Social Sunday 4th February 2018 at 2pm in Dingle Skellig Hotel. Dinner and refreshment served, music by Noreen Ashe. Tickets: €20.
Parish Retreat: The annual Parish Retreat will be held in Ardfert on Sunday Feb. 11th 2018. Bus leaving Moran’s Garage at 12.15pm. Total cost: €40.00. Please give names as soon as possible to: Nora Curran, 066-9151924; Margaret Sheehy: 066-9151819 / 086-2453060; Kathleen Sheehy: 066-9151201 / 087-6643152.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: – 066-7134276. (1) Desert Spiritulaity: “Taking Time Out – Slowing the Pace” by Anne Alcock, Sat, 10th Feb. 10.00am-4.00pm. (2) The Jesus Prayer by Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. and Sun. 18th Feb.
Bunscoil an Chlochair: Tá clárú do scoil bliain 2018/2019 oscailte do Bhunscoil an Chlochair. Breis eolas ó 066-9151154. Enrolment is invited for Bunscoil an Chlochair for the school year 2018/2019. Apply to the Príomhoide on 066-9151154.
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Ranganna Oíche: Spaces available in the Following Courses: Fraincís/French and Spáinnis/Spanish, 8 wk €100 each. Teagmháil: Séamus Firtéar 087 7951743 nó sf@pcd07.ie
SHEP Course entitled Seasons for Growth: living with grief, loss and change in Life takes place in Dingle over 10 weeks. If interested, please contact 087-6351832.
31 Card Game ar mhaithe le Féile na Bealtaine will take place in The Dingle Pub on Sunday, February 11th at 6pm. Tables of 8.
Cancer Survivorship Meeting in the Clayton Hotel, Cork Thurs 15th Feb 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome. Info: Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819 or info@cancare4living.ie.
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. Eolas ó 091-503121 roimh 28/2/2018.
(1) Fatima, led by Fr. Noel Spring, 11th – 18th of May 2018. 7 Nights in Fatima or option of 5 Nights in Fatima and 2 Nights in Lisbon Coast. Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066-7131328 or Premier Travel 021-4277700 / email norardy@premiertravel.ie
(2) Holy Land, led by Msgr. Dan O’Riordan, 24th Sept – 3rd Oct 2018. Staying in Bethlehem, Tiberias and Tel Aviv. To book contact: Premier Travel 021-4277700 / email norardy@premiertravel.ie
(3) Medjugorje Pilgrimage – 12th to 19th September 2018 from Shannon Airport. Cost €719. A reduction of €50 if deposit of €100 paid before 1st February. Further information from Hannah Mae on 0878560040.

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