God of love, show us our place in this world
as channels of your love
for all the creatures of this earth,
for not one of them is forgotten
in your sight.
Enlighten those who possess
power and money that they may
avoid the sin of indifference,
that they may love the common good,
advance the weak,
and care for this world in which we live.
The poor and the earth are crying out.
O Lord, seize us with your power and light,
help us to protect all life,
to prepare for a better future,
for the coming of your Kingdom
of justice, peace, love and beauty.
Praise be to you! Amen.
Blessing of Throats
St. Blaise is the patron saint of sore throats and his feast day falls on Friday next February 3rd. There will be blessing of throats after all Masses next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The blessing is a sign of the people’s faith in God’s protection and love for the sick.
Using two crossed and unlighted candles, the priest touches the throat of each person, saying:
Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr,
may God deliver you from all ailments of the throat
and from every other evil: + in the name of the Father,
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today we are asked to think about how we can care for our common home. God gave us the earth and the earth gives us many gifts which help us to live. It gives us water, food and energy. It gives us so much to help us care for ourselves, but Pope Francis asks us to think about how we can care for the earth. We can try to use only what we need and try to live our lives in ways that help the earth. We can do this by recycling, wasting less water and caring for plants and animals. The care we give the earth shows God how much we love him and the beautiful home he has given us.
Lord, help us to care for our common home.
Pray for Olive Browne, Baile an tSléibhe. Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 28ú 8.00pm 1. Joan Devane, Ballyeightra and Knocknahow, MM.
2. Hannah Kelliher, Upper John St., MM.
3. Adie and Pat Nash, Glens.
4. Breandán Ó Súilleabháin, Galway & late of Burnham,
5. Denis Higgins, Ballineetig.
6. Leslie Keogh, France and his loved ones.
7. Danny and Mary Rose Murphy, Upper Main Street.
Sun 29ú 11.30am Jim Nolan, London and Dingle.
Mon 30ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Dé Máirt 31ú 10.00am Thomas O’Connor, Drom East, Cloghane.
Wed 1ú 7.30pm Elizabeth Kennedy, Garfiney.
Déard 2ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Friday 3ú 10.00am Mary Moriarty, Inch.
7.30pm Brendan O’Flaherty, Station Row.
Sat 4ú 8.00pm 1. Michael Ó Sé, Spa Road and deceased members of the Ó Sé and McCarthy Families.
2. Nora and Patrick Wallace, Baile Móir.
Sun 5ú 11.30am
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 28ú 6.15i.n. Tommy and Maureen O’Shea, Ceatharaigh an Treantaigh & deceased members of The O’Shea & Kavanagh Families.
Sath 4ú 6.15i.n
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 29ú 10.00am Eddie Hanafin, Puckisland, MM.
Domh 5ú 10.00am 1. Brendie Moriarty, Clooncurra and Liosdeargáin and Batt and Tom Moriarty, Liosdeargáin.
2. Bridie O’Sullivan, Liosdeargáin.
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
An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 4ú/5ú Feabhra
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: Paddy Browne. 11.30am: Pat O’Connor.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí.
Léitheoir: Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Marion Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting, Thursday, February 9th at 8pm in The Presbytery.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,198; Cash: €797. Total: €1,995. Míle buíochas.
Parish Retreat: The annual Parish Retreat will be held in Ardfert on February 5th 2017. Please give names to: Nora Curran, 066-9151924; Margaret Sheehy: 066-9151819 / 086-2453060; Kathleen Sheehy: 066-9151201 / 087-6643152. Bus will leave Moran’s Garage at 12.15pm. Total cost: €40.00. Names as soon as possible.
Christmas Crib Appeal donations will go towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy’s Focus Ireland. Received to date: €5,707.81.
Theology Course: The Priory Institute is offering a course to Study Theology by distance learning. Application deadline is 28th February, 2017. Call 01-4048124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.com
Trócaire: ‘Faith cannot be just words or beliefs, but must reach out to others, especially those in need’ – Pope Francis. Trócaire is looking for volunteers to bring social justice alive in parishes. Information from Fr Michael Moynihan, Trócaire Representative Kerry, 087 6551902- firstname.lastname@example.org – or Sinead Morgan, Trócaire Cork 021 4275622 – email@example.com
Vocations: Are you interested in becoming a priest? “Come and See” – a Vocations Event will take place on 17th and 18th of February in the Pallottine House, Thurles. This event is open to men from the ages of 18 to 40. Eighteen men attended a similar event last year. Gathering at 6.00pm and finishing Saturday afternoon advance booking is required. Contact Fr Michael Moynihan at 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer 087 2401246 for more details. ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few’.
See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little. (Pope John XXIII)
Cumann Caide Na Gaeltachta ag reachtáil cúrsa defiblitheoir agus céad cabhrach sna seomraí feistis i nGallarus ar an 8ú agus15ú Feabhra ag tosnú ar a 7 a chlog. Tuilleadh eolais on gCathaoiorleach ag 0868044416.
Local Bereavement Support Group: Next meeting Friday 10th of February in An Díseart at 7pm. New members welcome. Contact: Anna 087-6374474.
Senior Citizens Annual Social will be take place in the Dingle Skellig Hotel on Sunday 12th of February, 2017 at 2.00pm. Dinner and refreshments served. Tickets: €20. Fáilte roimh gach éinne. Everyone welcome.
31 Card Drive: Tables of 8 ar mhaithe le Féile na Bealtaine, Sunday, 12th February at 6pm in The Dingle Pub. All welcome.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Agriculture on the Crosbie Estate by Tommy O’Connor, Thurs. 2nd Feb. 8.00pm-10.00pm. Keeping Hope Alive: Josephine Fitzgibbon & Mick Joyce, Saturday February 4th 10.00am-4.00pm. Parental Grief Retreat: For parents who have lost a child – we invite you to join with fellow grieving parents in a spiritual retreat on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Contact CarolineEmmausCompassion@gmail.com
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 13th Sept. 2017 for 1 week, from Shannon Airport. Spiritual Director – Fr. Eoghan Kiely. €100 deposit before 1st February secures fare of €659. €709 after that date. Info. from Hannah Mae Browne at 087 8560040.
This Parental Grief Retreat will be at Ardfert Retreat Centre. For more information see www.emfgp.org or contact Caroline Dunne at
The Irish Catholic is available at the back of St. Mary’s Church @ €1.80.