Machnamh / Reflection
Father, breathe your Spirit
upon your people gathered together.
Grace us, we pray, with
a new sense of your mystery,
a new experience of your presence,
a new commitment to your gospel,
a new dedication to your kingdom.
May your Spirit be our inspiration
and may our living contribute to
the coming of your kingdom,
through Christ our Lord.
In today’s Gospel we read that Jesus’ teaching ‘made a deep impression on the people because, unlike the Scribes [the official teachers], he taught them with authority.’ Why did Jesus make such an impact on his listeners? Because, in the words of Emerson, ‘Jesus spoke always from within, and in a degree that transcended all others. Here the only person who speaks with authority is the one who has experienced what is being talked about. There is no authority like the authority of the one who has lived what he is saying.
Pray for Mary McGowan, The Grove; John Francis Jack Ashe, New York.
Suaimhneas Síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – AN CEATHRÚ DOMHNACH SAOR
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 27ú 8.00pm 1. Mary Hanafin, MM and her husband John, Beenbawn.
2. Mary and Herbert O’Sullivan, The Mall.
Sun 28ú 11.30am Jim Nolan, Dingle and Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny and his sister Nelly Rowan, Castlecomer.
Mon 29ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 30ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Céad 31ú 7.30pm Elizabeth Kennedy, Garfiney.
Thur 1ú 10.00am Lá ‘Le Bhríde.
Friday 2ú 10.00am Mary Moriarty, Inch.
Sat 3ú 8.00pm 1. Mary Catherine Holsgrove, nee Guiheen, Cork and late of Ashmount Terrace, 1ú CB.
2. Michael O’Shea, Spa Road and deceased members of the O’Shea and McCarthy Families.
Sun 4ú 11.30am
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 27ú 6.15i.n. Tommy agus Maureen Uí Shé, Cathair an Treantaigh agus Muintir Uí Shé agus Muintir Uí Chiobháin atá imithe ar Slí na Fírínne.
Sath 3ú 6.15i.n. John O’Donoghue, Emilough Slatt.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 28ú 10.00am Andrew Saunders, Acres.
Sun 4ú 10.00am Brendan Moriarty, Clooncurra, Dublin and Lisdorgan.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am. Adoration: Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 3ú/4ú Feabhra
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Joan Rohan, Veronica Houlihan, Patricia Flannery, Micheál O’Connor . 11:30am: Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: 8.00pm Jason Sheehy. 11.30am Liz Higgins. Readers: 8.00pm. Noel O’Neill. 11.30am Clár Uí Loingsigh.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. Léitheoir: Maire Uí Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Marion Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima, led by Fr. Noel Spring, will take place from 11th – 18th of May 2018. 7 Nights in Fatima or option of 5 Nights in Fatima and 2 Nights in Lisbon Coast. Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066-7131328 or Premier Travel 021-4277700 / email email@example.com
Christmas Crib Appeal
This year your Crib donations will go to Br. Kevin Crowley Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless people in Dublin and the African Unit of the Presentation Sisters in Zambia and Zimbabwe who provide primary and secondary education to children. It will go towards building a new school in Kaoma in Zambia. Amount received to date €3,035.
Senior Citizens’ Annual Social takes place in the Dingle Skellig Hotel on Sunday 4th February 2018 at 2pm. Dinner and refreshment served, music by Noreen Ashe. Tickets: €20. Fáilte roimh cách.
Parish Retreat: The annual Parish Retreat will be held in Ardfert on Sunday Feb. 11th 2018. Bus leaving Moran’s Garage at 12.15pm. Total cost: €40.00. Please give names as soon as possible to: Nora Curran, 066-9151924; Margaret Sheehy: 066-9151819 / 086-2453060; Kathleen Sheehy: 066-9151201 / 087-6643152.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: – 066-7134276. (1) Desert Spiritulaity: “Taking Time Out – Slowing the Pace” by Anne Alcock, Sat, 10th Feb. 10.00am-4.00pm. (2) The Jesus Prayer by Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb. (3) Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm.
Medjugorje Pilgrimage – 12th to 19th September 2018 from Shannon Airport. Cost €719. A reduction of €50 if deposit of €100 paid before 1st February. Further information from Hannah Mae on 0878560040.
Catholic Schools Week takes place January 28th to February 4th 2018.
Bunscoil an Chlochair: Tá clárú do scoil bliain 2018/2019 oscailte do Bhunscoil an Chlochair. Breis eolas ó 066-9151154. Enrolment is invited for Bunscoil an Chlochair for the school year 2018/2019. Apply to the Príomhoide on 066-9151154.
First Friday Devotions 2nd February at Queen of the Divine Will Oratory, Camp. Mass at 7pm followed by Adoration until 9pm. All are most welcome.)
SHEP Course entitled Seasons for Growth: living with grief, loss and change in Life takes place in Dingle over 10 weeks. If interested, please contact 087-6351832.
31 Card Game in aid of Coiste na nÓg, Lios Póil will take place in O’Sullivan’s, Garrynadur on Sunday, January 28th at 6pm. Tables of 8.
31 Card Game ar mhaithe le Féile na Bealtaine will take place in The Dingle Pub on Sunday, February 11th at 6pm. Tables of 8.
IRD Duhallow Warmer Homes Scheme: Free Insulation Service. If you are in receipt of any one of the following payments, you may be eligible to receive insulation services free of charge: Fuel Allowance; Domiciliary Care Allowance; Family Income Supplement; Jobseekers Allowance (for more than 6 months and have children under 7 years of age); One Parent Family Payment. Houses must be owner occupied and constructed before 2006. Contact: IRD Duhallow on 029 60633 for further details Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Envelopes: €1,129; Cash: €642. Total: €1,771. Míle buíochas.