Fógraí / Newsletter January 22nd 2012

An Tríú Domhnach Saor 22/1/2012
Pray for Eileen Grommell, Gurrane, Dingle; Josie Eade, The Old Pier, Feothanach; Fr. Tom Pierse, Tralee; Sr. Marie O’Connor, Sacramento, California and late of Green St.; Tit Bonhomme crew members, Michael Hayes, Kevin Kershaw, Attia Shaban, Wael Mohamad and Saied aly Eldin, Union Hall, Co. Cork. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. John Buckley: 066 – 9157103.
Sat. 21ú 7.30pm Batt Hanafin, Ballybowler, 1ú CB.
Sun/Domh 22ú 9.00am Jed Búdhlaeir, An Gróbh, CB.
11.30am M.P.P. – ar Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Mon/Luan 23ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
7.30pm Deceased members of West Kerry GAA.
Tue/Máirt 24ú 10.00am
7.30pm Pat Ahern, Avondale and late of Tubber, MM.
Wed/Cead 25ú 7.30pm Patrick and Eileen Ashe, CB.
Thur/Déard 26ú 10.00am
7.30pm NO 7.30pm MASS
Fri/Aoine 27ú 10.00am
7.30pm Michael and Joan O’Connor, The Wood, CB.
Sat/Sath. 28ú 10.00am Jack Jackman, CB.
7.30pm Rita Moriarty, Main St., CB.
Sun/Domh 29ú 9.00am
11.30am M.P.P.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00pm
Friday 10.30 – 11.30am. “Come and See” says the Lord.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.

Sun/Domh. 22ú 10.00am Deceased members of the Ferriter Family and Mike Connor, Ballinasare, CB.
Sun/Domh 29ú 10.00am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Domh. 22ú 10.30r.n. John O’Shea, Springfield, Mass., USA and late of Cahirtrant, CB.
Domh. 29ú 10.30r.n. Tommy and Maureen O’Shea, Cahirtrant, CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €1,120; Cash: €708;Total: €1,828.
Míle buíochas.
Our Mission Crib Collections
Dingle Parish Pastoral Council will send the Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste to Franciscan missionary Fr. Billy Lovett, who is ministering in Marble Ray, South Africa and Presentation Sr. Mary (Gregory) Lucey, formerly of Presentation Convent Dingle, in Zambia. Míle buíochas for all your donations.
Received to date €2,655. Bígí Fial.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
(28ú/29ú Eanáir)
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 4; Collectors’ Team 4; Church Cleaners’ Team 4. Readers: Vigil: Paddy Browne. 9.00a.m. Séamus Ó Ceilleacháir; 11.30a.m. Barbara Prendergast.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane and Máiréad Uí Gháirbhí. Léitheoir: Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Eibhlín Uí Lúing;
Léitheoir: Eibhlín Uí Lúing.
New Year’s Resolution……Volunteer for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress
The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) will take place in Dublin from 10th to 17th June 2012. Volunteers will have an integral role to play in the success of the Congress. Between two and three thousand volunteers will be needed during the week of the Congress and also to assist in preparations in the months leading up to the Congress.
The Congress is recruiting volunteers for a wide range of roles such as administration, data entry, stewards, marketing, transport, meet & greet, multimedia, pastoral preparation and much more!
If you would like to get involved please visit the IEC2012 website www.iec2012.ie/volunteer and fill out an online application or request an application form from the Congress office. Induction training sessions will be held on the 19th and 28th January in the RDS, Dublin. For more information please contact the IEC2012 offices on (01) 2349900 or volunteeradmin@iec2012.ie
Coiste na nÓg, Lios Póil – 31 card drive will be held in O’Sullivan’s, Garrynadur on Sunday January 22nd, 5.30pm.
Cumann Peile Ban Daingean Uí Chúís: AGM/ Medal Presentation in Óstán Benners, Domhnach 22/01/’12 @ 2pm.
Corca Dhuibhne Ladies’ Football AGM will be held on Sunday 22nd January, in the Convent Primary School, Dingle at 4.30pm. All girls from 1st class on, who wish to learn the skills, and play football, will be registered at the meeting.
Minor medal presentation to Chiarraí Thiar Minor County Champions will takes place in Óstán an Hillgrove on Friday January 27th at 9.00p.m.
Learn About The Faith With The RCIA
“Anybody, not Catholic, who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith is most welcome to come and join the RCIA group, who are now meeting regularly at the Díseart; if you are interested, or if you know somebody who is interested, in learning more about the Catholic Church and Faith please get in touch with your Parish Priest who will provide you with details of the meetings. Those interested will be most welcome to join the group when ever they feel ready to do so.” (The Chorca Dhuibhne RCIA team).
NB: Please contact the Presbytery for further information on 066-9151208.
Church Cleaners
If there are any Parishioners, male or female, who would be willing to give 1 hour a month to help clean St. Mary’s Church could they please contact the Parish Office on 066-9151208.

Ár gcóineartú / Confirmation 2012
Dear Candidates & Families,
We are now only a couple of months from Lá an Easpaig when our candidates for Confirmation receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is Christ’s own gift to help us be His followers and witnesses in the world.
In this Sunday’s Gospel, we hear how Jesus called the brothers Simon Peter and Andrew, and James and John, to be His followers. He called them as pairs and made them part of the group of 12 Apostles who would be His special companions and co-workers. We read elsewhere that when He sent them out preaching and healing, he sent them in pairs so that they would be of support to each other.
Each candidate for Confirmation will have a supporter or sponsor to help them be followers of Jesus Christ. This person will stand with them on the day of confirmation when they receive the sacrament from the Bishop. He or she will also have the responsibility of helping them to follow Jesus Christ and make the best use of your gifts and talents as you grow up.
Your sponsor must be a Catholic who has also been confirmed, is at least 16 years old and who practises their faith. What kind of person would make a good sponsor? You’re looking for someone whose faith you admire, whom you can trust and who will pray for you and help you to know Jesus Christ better.
Temperance Sunday & the Pledge
Our next special Mass for Confirmation preparation will be on Sunday 18th February when we celebrate Temperance Sunday. On this day in the Diocese of Kerry candidates for Confirmation are offered the chance to take the ‘Pledge’ – a special promise to not take alcoholic drink until they are 18 and to abstain from drugs for life. This is a very special and serious promise to God and something which should be seriously discussed with parents. A letter about the pledge will be sent to all families through their schools in the near future.
To do at home
Discuss the choice of a Confirmation Sponsor with your parents.
Choose a sponsor who will stand with you for confirmation and who will help you to learn more about being a disciple of Jesus Christ as you grow up.
Discuss the dangers of under-age drinking and taking drugs with your parents and whether you will be taking the Pledge at our next Confirmation preparation Mass.
Return the pledge form completed by your parents to your teacher before Wednesday, 15th February.
Confirmation date: Tuesday March 20th at 3.30pm.
Fr. Seamus O’Connell on the Gospel of Mark
Re-discovering Mark’s Gospel as a Story of Hope led by Fr. Séamus O’Connell on Fri. Feb. 3rd, 7.30 pm-9.15 pm and Sat. Feb 4th, 10 am – 1 pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd., Killarney. He is Professor of Sacred Scripture in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Please bring a Bible or the Gospel of Mark. Cost €10. Prior registration is essential. Booking Forms on www.dioceseofkerry.ie or phone 064 66632644.
Our Parish on the Internet
Our internet video stream Sruthlú Naomh Mhuire can be found at http://naomhmuire.wordpress.com/video
Parish website http://naomhmuire.wordpress.com
Seachtain na Scoileanna Caitliceacha 2012
Catholic Schools Week 29 Jan – Feb 4
The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2012 is ‘Catholic Schools: Christ’s living body active in our world.’
Children’s Machnamh on Grandparents
‘Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people’s.’
‘A grandfather is a man, and a grandmother is a lady!’
‘Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.’
‘When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.’
‘They show us and talk to us about the colours of the flowers and also why we shouldn’t step on ‘cracks’.’
‘They don’t say, ‘Hurry up.’’
‘Grandparents have to be smart. They have to answer questions like ‘Why isn’t God married?’ and ‘How come dogs chase cats?’ (Catholic Schools Week Primary Resources)
Is sa Scoil Chaitliceach …
· A bhíonn ministreacht agus misean Chríost go smior inti.
· A thógtar timpeallacht chomhbhách ina mbíonn cásmhaireacht atá fréamhaithe sa teagasc sóisialta Caitliceach ann, don uile dhuine.
· A thógtar timpeallacht shlán shona, áit ina mbíonn spreagadh ann don uile pháiste agus go gcuirtear ar a gcumas forbairt iomlán a dhéanamh ar an gcumas atá iontu mar dhaoine daonna uathúil, daoine a cruthaíodh ar dheilbh Dé.
· A lorgaítear ardchaighdeán oideachasúil agus an scoil bheith dílis go fóill don fhís agus don mhodh oibre faoi leith a bhaineann leis.
· A bhíonn comhluadar uileghabhálach measúil a chuireann fáilte roimh an uile dhuine óg, is cuma an mbaineann siad le haicme chreidimh nó nach mbaineann.
· A thugtar aitheantas don ról atá ag na tuismitheoirí mar chéad oidí maidir le cúrsaí creidimh agus cuirtear deiseanna ar fáil dóibh bheith páirteach i saol na scoile.
· A chuirtear chuige i gcomhar leis na tuismitheoirí agus le pobal an pharóiste chun lóchrann an dóchais a adhaint.
· A chuirtear clár theagasc creidimh ar fáil a dhearbhaíonn agus a dhoimhníonn an tuiscint a bhíonn ag na páistí maidir leis an gcreideamh Caitliceach ionas go mbeidh ar chumas an uile dhuine acu bheith chomh deisbhéalach faoin gcreideamh agus a bhíonn maidir le gnéithe eile an churaclaim.
· A chothaítear an tuiscint agus an meas a bhíonn ag an dalta ar shaol sacraimintiúil na hEaglaise.
· A chuirtear na siombailí a bhaineann lenár dtraidisiún saibhir Caitliceach ar taispeáint.
· A chaitear am mar chomhluadar scoile ann, ag machnamh, ag urnaí, i ndeasghnátha, ag ceiliúradh na hEocairiste agus na sacraimintí eile, chun forbairt a dhéanamh ar shaol spioradálta an uile dhuine i bpobal na scoile.
Cruinniú Poiblí – Schools Information Meeting
A public meeting for parents, teachers and concerned members of the public of all Primary schools in Corca Dhuibhne will be held at Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne on Monday 23ú Jan. at 7.30 p.m. to discuss the implications of recent Budget cutbacks for Gaeltacht schools and other small schools. The proposed changes put local teaching posts & pupil-teacher ratios in danger. Fáilte roimh cách.

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