The most important thing about each of us
is our capacity for goodness.
We can be a source of light,
We have hands that can care,
eyes that can see,
ears that can hear,
tongues that can speak,
feet that can walk,
And above all hearts that can love.
Lord, help us to believe in our own goodness,
and to let the light of that goodness shine.
On seeing this light others find their way,
And you will be glorified.
Blessing of Throats
Blessing of throats after all Masses this, Saturday and Sunday.
Using two crossed and unlighted candles, the priest touches the throat of each person, saying:
Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr,
may God deliver you from all ailments of the throat
and from every other evil: + in the name of the Father,
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting, Thursday, February 9th at 8pm in The Presbytery.
World Day of the Sick
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, next Saturday, February 11th, blessing and anointing of the sick before and after both Vigil Masses.
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘You are the salt of the earth; you are the light of the world’. Both are still vitally important today. What was Jesus saying when he used these two images? He was telling his disciples that they have a vital role to play in the world through their good deeds.
When religious practice is divorced from life a vital element is missing. It is like salt that lost its taste, or a lamp that no longer give light.
Pray for Ena Kennedy, (née O’Mahony), Cloonities, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh. Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 4ú 8.00pm 1. Michael Ó Sé, Spa Road and deceased members of the Ó Sé and McCarthy Families.
2. Nora and Patrick Wallace, Baile Móir.
Sun 5ú 11.30am Paróisteánaigh.
Mon 6ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Dé Máirt 7ú 10.00am John, Maurice and deceased members of the Martin Family, Baile Uí Shé.
Wed 8ú 7.30pm Mike O’Connor, Roscommon and late of Ballinboula, MM.
Déard 9ú 10.00am Maura O’Sullivan, John St.
Friday 10ú 7.30pm Joe Curran, Patrick, Catherine and Eileen Curran, The Mall.
Sat 11ú 8.00pm Roseanne Rayel, Beenbawn.
Sun 12ú 11.30am Fiona Parker, Killarney.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 4ú 6.15i.n.
Sath 11ú 6.15i.n Mae agus Tomás Ó Murchú, Ceathari an Treantaigh.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 5ú 10.00am 1. Brendie Moriarty, Clooncurra and Liosdeargáin and Batt and Tom Moriarty, Liosdeargáin.
2. Bridie O’Sullivan, Liosdeargáin.
Domh 12ú 10.00am Andrew Saunders, Acres.
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: 11ú/12ú Feabhra
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir and Mary Diony O’Connor. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty and Clár Uí Loingsigh. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3.
Readers: Vigil: Coláiste Íde. 11.30am: Carmel Fitzgerald.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide.
Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Phil Uí Chatháin.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,253; Cash: €857. Total: €2,110. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers will be taken up next weekend, February 11th/12th as a second collection after Communion. This collection helps pilgrims who would like to go to Lourdes and may not be able to afford to pay the full fare.
Parish Retreat: The annual Parish Retreat will be held in Ardfert on February 5th 2017. Please give names to: Nora Curran, 066-9151924; Margaret Sheehy: 066-9151819 / 086-2453060; Kathleen Sheehy: 066-9151201 / 087-6643152. Bus will leave Moran’s Garage at 12.15pm. Total cost: €40.00. Names as soon as possible.
Christmas Crib Appeal donations will go towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy’s Focus Ireland. Amount Received: €5,996.
Theology Course: The Priory Institute is offering a course to Study Theology by distance learning. Application deadline is 28th February, 2017. Call 01-4048124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.com
Trócaire: ‘Faith cannot be just words or beliefs, but must reach out to others, especially those in need’ – Pope Francis. Trócaire is looking for volunteers to bring social justice alive in parishes. Information from Fr Michael Moynihan, Trócaire Representative Kerry, 087 6551902- firstname.lastname@example.org – or Sinead Morgan, Trócaire Cork 021 4275622 – email@example.com
Vocations: Are you interested in becoming a priest? “Come and See” – a Vocations Event will take place on 17th and 18th of February in the Pallottine House, Thurles. This event is open to men from the ages of 18 to 40. Eighteen men attended a similar event last year. Gathering at 6.00pm and finishing Saturday afternoon advance booking is required. Contact Fr Michael Moynihan at 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer 087 2401246 for more details. ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few’.
See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little. (Pope John XXIII)
Cumann Caide Na Gaeltachta ag reachtáil cúrsa defiblitheoir agus céad cabhrach sna seomraí feistis i nGallarus ar an 8ú agus15ú Feabhra ag tosnú ar a 7 a chlog. Tuilleadh eolais on gCathaoiorleach ag 0868044416.
Local Bereavement Support Group: Next meeting Friday 10th of February in An Díseart at 7pm. New members welcome. Contact: Anna 087-6374474.
Senior Citizens Annual Social will be take place in the Dingle Skellig Hotel on Sunday 12th of February, 2017 at 2.00pm. Dinner and refreshments served. Tickets: €20. Fáilte roimh gach éinne. Everyone welcome.
31 Card Drive: Tables of 8 ar mhaithe le Féile na Bealtaine, Sunday, 12th February at 6pm in The Dingle Pub. All welcome.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: 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. The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 8th Feb. 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Tuesday, 21st February 2017 from 7.00pm to 10.00pm: An evening of reflection for All Eucharist Ministers in the Kerry Diocese led by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 13th Sept. 2017 for 1 week, from Shannon Airport. Spiritual Director – Fr. Eoghan Kiely. €100 deposit before 1st February secures fare of €659. €709 after that date. Info. from Hannah Mae Browne at 087 8560040.
This Parental Grief Retreat will be at Ardfert Retreat Centre. For more information see www.emfgp.org or contact Caroline Dunne at
The Irish Catholic is available at the back of St. Mary’s Church @ €1.80.
Anam Cara, is holding a Bereavement Info Evening on Tuesday 14th of February from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 13th February or call 01 4045378.