Fógraí / Newsletter January 21st 2024

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

January 21st, 2024



Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pray for Tommy Sayers, Muiríoch. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 20ú 6.15pm 1. Jim and Eileen Sheeran, Garfinney and their son, Jim, Waterford.

2. John and Ellen O’Sullivan, Ballinasig.

Sun 21ú 11.30am Herbert and Mary O’Sullivan, The Mall.

Monday 22ú 10.00am Sa Díseart.

Tues 23ú 10.00am Bridget Grandfield, Ballinaboula and Farran Flaherty and deceased members of the Grandfield and Griffin Families.

Wed 24ú 10.00am Jean Sheehy, Cooleen, 1ú CB.

Thurs 25ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.

Fri 26ú 6.15pm John, Evelyn and Kieran Bambury, Bridge Street.

Sat 27ú 6.15pm 1. Elizabeth Kennedy, Garfinney. 2. Keady Clifford, Emlagh.

3. Jack Walsh, Green Street.

Sun 28ú 11.30am Michelle O’Sullivan, (née Flannery), Minard.

Confessions: Friday after the 6.15pm Mass.

Rotas: Next Week: Euch. Mins: 6.15pm Maura Flahive, Christín Uí Chonchúir and Ann Moriarty O’Connor. 11:30am: Ann Curran and Bridie Fitzgerald. Readers: 6.15pm Breandán Fitzgerald. 11.30am Pat O’Connor. Cleaners T3.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sat. 20ú 7.30in Intinn Príobháideach.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Sun. 28ú 10.00am Private Intention.

Rota: Next Week: Min Eoc: Máire Uí Ghealbháin. Léitheoir: Marie Uí Ghrifín.

Offertory Collection: €1,755.00.

Diocesan Collection: Needs of the Holy Land: €794.00.

Kerry Branch of Samaritans would like to thank all who supported their Christmas Collection. The amount collected was €3,974.

Christmas Crib Appeal 2023 – proceeds from the Crib appeal in the 3 parish churches will go to Trócaire for its humanitarian work in the Middle East with its partners on the ground. Received to date €2,910.

Thought for the day: The journey of life inevitably brings up the question what should I be, who should I become? Is life a maze or a labyrinth? Is it just round and round or is there a way out? How will I be as a spouse, a parent, a partner, a church member? Within the Christian project, do I feel myself called to “activate” my baptism is some particular ministry or contribution? Such discernment will take in the grateful acknowledgement of my gifts as well as an examination of my inner generosity of spirit. In reality, we are all called by the Lord to build up the body of Christ. It is not a question of if but rather of how.

Prayer: God of surprises, take me by surprise once more and let me see how my special gifts could be part of your project of the Kingdom in Jesus.

Pope Francis on X: At the start of the year, we exchanged wishes for peace, but weapons have continued to kill and destroy. Let us pray that those who wield power over these conflicts, may understand: War is, in itself, a crime against humanity.

Baskets for the Offertory Collection are now being used. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to help. Míle buíochas to all those who have volunteered.

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Michael Moynihan 087-6551902.

Diocesan Mission 2024, Hope Alive! will take place Sunday Jan 21st – Wednesday Jan 24th. Misson Mass on Wednesday 24th will be from St Mary’s, Dingle. You are invited to join in the Mission Talk, Prayer, Mass, Prayer Petition and Family Time. Speakers include Adi Roche, Dr Michael Conway, Dr Keith Gaynor and Mellett. Register on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Catholic Schols Week begins this Sunday, 21- 27th January. The theme for 2024 is:  “Catholic Schools: Communities of Service”. We thank God for all our young people and their homes, for our schools and all school communities. We encourage that all parishes, all homes and all schools work together to give all children and youth the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Prayer: Lord God, we ask that you help us understand how to be a true friend to one another and to you. We are all called to treat everyone we meet with love, respect and kindness. Let our lives be known for serving you through serving others. Help us to always remember your commandment to love one another. Amen

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Thurs. 18th to Thurs 25th January, Feast of the Conversion of St Paul) This week has been celebrated worldwide since 1908. The theme this year has been chosen by an ecumenical team in Burkina Faso: “You shall love the Lord your God … and your neighbor as yourself.” Lk 10:27. God is love, love one another, – surely a theme that unites all Christians. Further info in English and Irish at: ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer.

Tap to Donate terminals are located at the back of St Mary’s Church. Machines are programmed to donate €5 to the Parish each time they are used.

Gluten Free hosts are available from the Priest at Communion time.

Parish Office at the Presbytery, Dingle. Office Hours: Tuesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Wednesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Thursday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Parish Office: Tel.:066 9151208.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Assisted pilgrims will take place August 29th to September 3rd, 2024. 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork will take place, September 11th, 2024 for 7 nights. From €879pp. Contact Maura on 087-1517696 or 066-7127143.

Pilgrimage to Assisi and San Giovanni, from Cork Airport, June 24th to July 1st, 2024.  More Information from Ann Fehan 087-2738103 or Fr Eoghan at 066-9156131.

Dr. Helena Moore, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Director at the Bons Secours Hospital, Tralee, will give a presentation on Parkinson’s Disease. A Questions and Answers will follow, in The Meadowlands Hotel 6.30pm – 8.00pm on Thursday, Jan. 25th. Free event, open to people affected by Parkinson’s, their friends and families.

Recovery Haven Kerry will host a Designer Fashion Showcase event at the Gleneagle INEC Arena on February 1st, 2024. Tickets €30 on sale at Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Tralee, the INEC, online or ring 066 7192122.

Bunscoil an Chlochair: Clárú ar siúl faoi láthair don scoilbhliain 2024-2025. Teangmhála: Teil: 066 9151154 nó

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Parish Statistics for recent years:

  2021     2022   2023

Baptism:             40          58         46  

1st Communion:  46          40         52

Confirmation:     22*       88**       0***

Funerals:             41         42         48     

Weddings:           22         32         30

* 6th Class only in 2021

** 5th and 6th Classes in 2022.

*** No Confirmation scheduled in 2023.

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