Fógraí / Newsletter January 10th 2021

Fr Michael Moynihan PP
Tel (066) 9151208/
10ú Eanáir 2021 dingle@dioceseofkerry.ie
Pray for Timmy Kelliher, Milltown; James Harrison, Salthill, Galway and Kinard; Betty Dooley, (née Brosnan), Battersea, London and late of The Colony. Karol Pokopec, Slovakia. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
St Mary’s Church, Dingle.
Sat 9ú 6.15pm Thomas Hanafin, Cork and his brother Michael, England, who died recently, late of Acres.
Sun 10ú 11.30am Special Intention.
Mon 11ú 10.00am Karol Pokopec, Hungary, who died recently.
Tues 12ú 10.00am Betty Dooley, (nee Brosnan) Battersea, London and late of The Colony who died recently.
Céad 13ú 10.00am Kathleen Griffin, Reenconnell, 1ú CB.
Déard 14ú 10.00am Paróisteanaigh.
Friday 15ú 10.00am Private Intention.
Sat 16ú 6.15pm 1. Patrick O’Connor, Ballybog, 1ú CB. 2. Caroline O’Sullivan, Cluain na Fiaidh.
Sun 17ú 11.30am Olivia O’Connor, Marian Park.

(All these Masses will be available on the webcam only.)
To join Masses on Webcam visit our website and click on picture of sanctuary.

Leaflets are available in the local shops in Dingle, Fionn Trá and Lios Póil, on our Parish Website and at the back of our 3
churches. Please drop one to the housebound.

Christmas Crib Appeal donations will go to support the work of Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and West Kerry Care of Aged.
Received to date: €1,794.
Stay with me, Lord: Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion
Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have
You present so that I do not forget You.
You know how easily I abandon You.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak
and I need Your strength,
that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life,
and without You, I am without fervor.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light,
and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice
and follow You.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You
very much, and always be in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is,
I want it to be a place of consolation for You,
a nest of love.

Thought for the day: In all our lives, there are “before and after” moments, whatever they might be (parenthood, marriage, career etc.). In my life as a disciple, can I name any particular “before and after” moments? This probably won’t include baptism, because mostly we were just babies. But later, what happened to bring faith alive and to help me grow up as a believer? Such reflection may help us grasp the significance of John’s baptism for Jesus himself. For him, it was a true “before and after” event, sustained by the ringing affirmation, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
Prayer: Father, we are all your beloved sons and daughters; we dare to say that with us too you are well pleased. Help us embrace our new reality by letting ourselves be loved by you. Amen.

Online giving You can now make a donation to the Parish online by clicking on the Donate button on our Parish website. €1,470 received to date. Many thanks for your generosity.
Priest on duty this Sunday:
Fr Eamonn Mulvihill – 086-8542556.

Offertory Collection: €697. Míle buíochas

Christmas Dues – thank you to all who have handed in their Christmas Dues Envelopes. These can still be handed in by placing them in the Building Fund Boxes at the back of the Churches. Your support of your Parish Priest is greatly appreciated. Míle buíochas for your great generosity and support.

New Year Greetings from Bishop Ray Browne to the people of the diocese of Kerry. Happy New Year and every blessing on your parish and all your homes. In 2021 may we all act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with our God. (Mi 6:8)
Sincere thanks to:
• All who contributed to the successful arrangement of the Christmas Masses, and keeping the church open so that families could visit the crib.
• All the wonderful people who were a good neighbour at any level in response to the corona virus since last March.
• All in the community involved in parish life through all those months.
These days the great concern is that the virus is so easily spread. Many people of all ages are troubled, frightened, or feeling low. The good news is that our hospitals have found ways of treating many who get seriously ill, and, best of all, vaccines are now being administered. It is vital we unite in solidarity and be there to support one another. The end is in sight but is not just yet.
Pope Francis, mindful of the corona virus, focused on a ‘Culture of Care’ in his New Year Peace message. Speaking of how caring Jesus was, and encouraging people to take care of each other and of the sick, the poor, and the most vulnerable, he said:
“We have realised that we are in the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented,
but at the same time important and needed,
all of us called to row together”.
With no congregations at our Masses, it may seem a contradiction to say prayer is a great asset at this time. Personal prayer, daily prayer, prayer in the home, prayer with children. Praying with the scriptures or joining in with the local parish via parish radio, internet, or social media. Each day find strength and peace in prayer.
Prayer is raising the mind and heart to God: God is our supreme source of love and hope. Ps 31 is often spoken of as, “A confident prayer in distress”: Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in distress…
But as for me, I trust in you, Lord, I say: ‘You are my God, My life is in your hands..’
Be strong, let your heart take courage,
all who hope in the Lord.
In prayer we hear the words of Jesus, ‘Do not be afraid, Peace be with you’. Focus on prayer. Talk to children and young people about God, who is ever present to us. God is the sure source of our hope. Pray slowly the Our Father or the Hail Holy Queen; pray the Rosary. Let us pray for each other and all peoples worldwide coping with the corona virus. + Ray Browne 1st January 2021

A Diocesan Mission will take place on the week beginning Jan 24th. Details to follow.

Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Project
“Instagram Youth Project” – Let Us Dream, The Path to a Better Future. Pope Francis invites us to dream of the future. What kind of future do you hope for and how will it be achieved? For details visit dioceseofkerry.ie or email to desbailey@dioceseofkerry.ie 086 736 4605 for more information.

The Baptism of the Lord, Jesus is anointed with the Spirit and his power. He is proclaimed Messiah. He now goes about doing good, working the signs that make him known as the Servant of God. He is the one who brings good news to the poor and tell of salvation. Through our Baptism each one of us is ordered to the life of Christ.

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