Fógraí / Newsletter January 1st 2017

Machnamh / Reflection

Beginning of a New Year
Sacred Mystery,
Waiting on the threshold of this new year
You open the gates and beckon to me
“Come! Come!”
Be not wary of what awaits you
As you enter the unknown,
Be not doubtful of your ability
To grow in its joy and sorrows.
For I am with you.
I will be your guide.
I will be your Protector.
You will never be alone.
I welcome your unfailing presence
And walk with hope into this New Year.

Feast of the Epiphany of The Lord
January 6th (Holy day of Obligation) – Masses as follows.

Deardaoin 5ú – Fionn Trá, 6.15i.n.

Thursday January 5th – St. Mary’s, 8.00pm.

Friday, January 6th – Lios Póil, 10.00am.

Friday, January 6th – St. Mary’s, 11.30pm.


The start of the New Year is always greeted with enthusiasm. There is a sense of beginning a new journey, leaving old and worn roads behind us, making positive changes in our lives and looking forward in hope.
We won’t be able to change the world, we won’t be able to do a complete changeover, but we can be open to trying some small positive changes in our lives. Every day presents new opportunities but especially the start of a new year. We welcome these opportunities and for us to know that God is gently journeying with us in all our hopes, dreams and plans for this New Year.
Pray for Eileen Totham, Mám an Óraigh and London; Peig Uí Chúinn, An Chorrghráig. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 31ú 8.00pm 1. Jimmy and Margaret Griffin and Paddy Manning, Lisdorgan.
2. Margaret, James and Patrick Kennedy, Banogue.
3. Deceased members of the Sheehy and Long Families, The Wood.
4. Kathleen and Mary Theresa Brick, Carhunaphuca.
Sun 1ú 11.30am Peig and Mossie Aherne, Ballyristeen and his nephew Daniel O’Sullivan, Chicago.
Mon 2ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Dé Máirt 3ú 10.00am James O’Dowd, Garfinny.
Wed 4ú 7.30pm
Déard 5ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
8.00pm Tom Walsh, Burnham and his brother Vincent Walsh.
Friday 6ú 11.30am Funeral Mass for Bernadette Collins, Coumaleague.
Sat 7ú 8.00pm 1. Mary Greany, Green St., MM
2. Bridget Grandfield, Ballinaboula and Farran Flaherty and deceased members of the Grandfield and Griffin Families.
Sun 8ú 11.30am Seán Begley, Gurrane, MM.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sath 31ú 6.15i.n. Muintir Uí Chatháin, Cill Mhic a Domhnaigh.
Deard. 5ú 6.15i.n. Sollúntas Eipeafáine an Tiarna.
Sath 7ú 6.15i.n

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Domh 1ú 10.00am Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur.
Aoine 6ú 10.00am Feast of the Epiphany.
Domh 8ú 10.00am
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
Annual Christmas Dues – Focal Buíochais
Fr. Joe would like to thank all who have handed in their Christmas Dues Envelopes to date. These can still be handed in over the next few weeks in the weekend offertory collection or by placing them in the Building Fund Boxes at the back of the three Churches. Your support is appreciated. Thank you for your generosity. Míle buíochas.
New Year Greetings
Wishing all our parishioners and visitors the blessings of peace, joy and good health in 2017. Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise.

An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 5ú/6ú Eanáir
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí tSíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Church Cleaners’ Team 4.
Readers: Vigil: Pat O’Connor. 11.30am: Tommy McCarthy.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Risteard Mac Eoin.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Máirín Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.
An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 7ú/8ú Eanáir
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Vigil Gene Courtney, Veronica Houlihan, Ann Scanlon, Patricia Flannery, Margaret Sheehy, Eileen Courtney. 11:30am Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.
Readers: Vigil: Liz Higgins. 11.30am: Barbara Prendergast.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendiville and Bridget Prendiville. Léitheoir: Theresa Uí Mhuircheartaigh.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Eibhlín Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Eibhlín Uí Lúing.
Baptisms: We welcome into the Catholic Church Donnchadh Paudie Corcoran, Bínn Bán; Senan Leo John Lynch, Garfinny who were baptised in our Parish recently.
Marriages: Congratulations to Michael O’Sullivan, Firies and Debra Duggan, Ballymacelligott; Michelle Flannery, Kilquane, Baile na nGall and Cian O’Sullivan, Minard East; Michelle Gleeson, Ashbourne, Co. Meath and Tim Kennelly, Ballylongford.
Public Talk titled “From what wells do we drink now.” Reflections on the changing patterns of faith and practice in Ireland today will be given by Bishop Billy Crean, Bishop of Cloyne on Tuesday 10th January, 2017 at 8.00pm in the Gleneagle Ballroom. Fáilte roimh cách.
Christmas Crib Appeal: Míle buíochas to all who put up the Cribs in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy’s Focus Ireland.
Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 10th of January from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.
Adoration: There will be no Adoration in St. Mary’s Church this Tuesday.
Offertory Collection:
Weekly Envelopes: €2,108; Cash: €3,387. Total: €5,495.
Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for the Needs of the Holy Land will be taken up next weekend, January 7th/8th.
New Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota for Lios Póil, available in the Sacristy.

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