Fógraí / Newsletter January 4th 2015

Bliain B – 4ú Eanair 2015
Féile an Teaghlaigh Naofa
Pray for Seán Brosnan, Doonties; Eily Hurley, Dublin; Brendan Quirke, Boston and late of Marian Park; Martin Lysaght, Dublin. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh – 066-9151208.
Sat/Sath 3ú 8.00pm 1. Tom Walsh, Burnham and his brother Vincent, CB.
2. Kieran Bambury, Bridge Street, CB.
3. Gerry and Margaret Lee and John and Michael Collins, Garfinney, CB.
4. Stephen Jackson, Macclesfield, Cheshire, MM.
Sun 4ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Luain 5ú 10.00am An Díseart.
4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
8.00pm 1. Eileen Griffin, Lisdorgan, CB.
Máirt 6ú 11.30am Feast of the Epiphany.
Wed 7ú 7.30pm Margaret McCarthy, CB and deceased members of the Keyes and McCarthy Family, Ballinvounig.
Déard 8ú 10.00am Mary & Thomas O’Connor, Spa Road, CB.
Friday 9ú 7:30pm Faye O’Halloran, Ballyeightra, CB.
Sat/Sath 10ú 8.00pm 1. James Dowd, Garfiney, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tuesday (after 11.30am Mass) & Wed10.30am – 10pm.
Every First Friday 10.30 – 11.30am. “Come and See” says the Lord.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Dé Domh 4ú 10.00am Michael Brosnan, Garrynadur, 1ú CB.
Dé Máirt 6ú 10.00am Matthew Bob and Bridie Ashe, Minard East, CB.
Dé Domh 11ú 10.00am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 3ú 6.15i.n. Kathleen & Mary Theresa Brick, Cahernapuka, CB.
Satharn 5ú 6.15i.n.
Satharn 10ú 6.15i.n. Jack O’Connor, Mám a’ Gaoithe, CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
Offertory Collection
Dec. 24th/25th: Envelopes: €2,223; Cash: €3,206. Total: €5,429. Dec. 27th/28th: Envelopes: €952; Cash: €877. Total: €1,829. Míle buíochas.
Dioc Collection for the needs of the Holy Land will be taken up this weekend Jan 3rd/4th as a second collection after Communion.
NB: All fógraí to be considered for inclusion in the newsletter should be submitted in writing to Teach na Sagart by 5pm Thursday, dated, signed & including phone number of designated contact person. Fógraí can also be submitted via e-mail – tighnasagart@gmail.com
Posters should not be displayed in the church porches without first contacting Teach na Sagart.

5ú/6ú Eanair 2015
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Nic a’ tSíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Bernie Budhlaeir. 11.30a.m.: Barbara Prendergast.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máiréad Uí Chathasaigh & Yvonne Uí Mhainnín. Léitheoir: Risteard Mac Eoin. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Pádraig Feirtéar. Léitheoir: Dónal Ó Ciobháin.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn
10ú/11ú Eanair 2015
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: Marion O’Sullivan. 11.30a.m.: Margaret Sheehy.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendeville and Bridget Prendeville. Léitheoir: Marie Uí Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Nóirín Uí Rocháin. Léitheoir: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
Public Lecture – All Welcome
A public lecture by Fr. Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, will take place in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Thursday January 8th at 8pm.
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holyland Oct 23rd – 31st Oct 2015 (October Bank Holiday) led by Bishop Ray Browne. Info Janice 064 7758219/e-mail joskdp@eircom.net
Catholic Grandparents Association monthly meeting will be held in Gáirdín Mhuire at 8pm on Wed January 7th.
Dingle Youth Club Registration on Friday January 9th at 7:30pn in the Convent Primary Playroom.
St. Vincent de Paul – the local branch would like to thank all who contributed so generously to their recent collections.
The Otterbein University Choir from Ohio, USA, will perform in An Díseart Chapel on Monday January 5th at 8.00pm. Admission €10 – Advanced Booking Advised.
Pilgrimage to San Giovanni April 6th, 4 nights, €649. Contact Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410816/087-2677656.
Dingle Parish Pastoral Council
Next meeting will take place on Friday January 9th at 8pm in the Presbytery.
The Meaning of Marriage
Children, as they grow and mature, deserve from society a clear understanding of the importance of marriage. Without protection and support for the unique place of marriage in society, the State could, in effect, deprive children of the right to a mother and father.
Marriage is a total communion of life and of love with God of the married couple in their family life. Women and men find companionship in that relationship, where they complement each other, not because they are the same but because they are different. Their marriage is not just for themselves or for the children they may have. The family is the church in the home.
NB: Copies of letter available at the back of the Churches. (Pastoral Letter of Irish Bishops)
Laochra an Chreidimh II – Patrons
“Simon” Founder – Anton Wallich Clifford
Anton Clifford worked as a probation officer in the Bow Street courts in London. His work brought him into to contact with many homeless and destitute people, who were presented before the courts on charges of petty theft, vagrancy and loitering. He recognised their powerlessness when faced with the might of the courts. He became dissatisfied with his work and felt that, as a probation officer, he could not do enough to help them. Anton left his job and began visiting these same people, wherever he could find them – in old cars, under bridges, in railway stations, in public parks. He established places of welcome – mostly basements – where the destitute could come for shelter. When he noticed that many of these people were Irish, he travelled to Ireland to set up similar houses of welcome. He named his helpers the Simon Community. Though the Simon Community is non-denominational, the title comes from the New Testament character, Simon of Cyrene, who helped Jesus carry the cross.
Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh, while serving as Emigrant Chaplain in London knew Anton. It is worth recording that our Irish exiles as members of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association helped organize fundraising in support of Simon Community. They also helped out on the nightly Soup Runs, meeting and providing food for many fellow Irish exiles among other homeless.
How would you describe Anton’s motivation?
What kind of moral courage did Anton display?
Ár gCóineartú / Confirmation 2014-2015
We invite our Confirmation candidates to lead us in our Guí an Phobail and present the Gifts at Masses in St. Mary’s, Séipéal Chaitlíona agus Séipéal Eoin Baiste next weekend, The Baptism of the Lord.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Dé Satharn 6.15i.n;
Naomh Muire, Dingle – Dé Satharn 8.00pm;
N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Dé Domh. 10.00am.
Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas
Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas is sometimes called Women’s Little Christmas or Small Christmas. The tradition, still very strong in Cork and Kerry is so called because of the Irish men taking on all the household duties for the day. Most women hold parties or go out to celebrate the day with their friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts. Bars and restaurants serve mostly women and girls on this night. Children often buy presents for their mothers and grandmothers. The tradition honours all women within the 12 Days of Christmas.
Guímis go raibh suáilcí Mháthair Dé mar lón anama, chun misneach agus chun dóchas a thabhairt do mhná an domhain ina n-iarrachtaí cothrom na Féinne a bhaint amach. Amen
Churchgate Collections
Dingle Parish Pastoral Council reminds all holders of Garda permits for Churchgate Collections to please carefully observe the law involved and note that there are 21 conditions attached to all Garda permits. While the community spirit and selfless generosity of all volunteers is to be lauded, it is advised that they retain a copy or photocopy of the actual permit. On no account should such collections be taken up within church buildings. Therefore, as all Churchgate collections must enjoy Garda clearance, it is essential that State law be respected and observed at all times.
Feast of The Epiphany – January 6th Church Holyday of Obligation – Mass Times
Naomh Caitlín: ……………. 6.15i.n. 5ú Eánair.
Naomh Muire …………….. 8.00pm 5ú Eánair.
Naomh Eoin Baiste: ……… 10.00am 6ú Eánair.
Naomh Muire …………….. 11.30am January 6th.
Our 3 Christmas Cribs
Míle buíochas don mheitheal a chruthaigh iad go léir arís imbliana i S. N. Chaitlíona, S. N Eoin Baiste agus S. N. Mhuire. Dingle Parish Pastoral Council took the decision at our November meeting to share and forward your Crib donations towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Fr. P.J. Fitzgerald, Kiltegan Missions, South Africa.
Received to date: €1,070.74.
Breith Íosa
Céad fáilte romhat / A hundred thousand welcomes to you,
a linbh a gineadh sa Mhárta, / Child conceived in March,
Céad fáilte romhat, / a hundred thousand welcomes,
a linbh a rugadh sa stábla, / Child who was born in the stables.
A Aon-Mhich Mháire, / A hundred thousand praises to you,
céad mile moladh leat, / Only Son of Mary,
Is dia bheatha do shláinte. / and may God give you health.
(Saltair: P. Ó Fiannachta & D. Forristal)
Epiphany of the Lord – 6th Jan.
Learning from the Magi
The great thing about the Magi was their faith. Even though they were outsiders (Gentiles), they recognised Christ as the Saviour of the world.
The picture many people have of how the Magi came to Bethlehem goes somewhat like this. They saw a bright star in the eastern sky and began to follow it. The star guided them unerringly, first to Jerusalem, where it temporarily disappeared, and then to Bethlehem where they found the Child Jesus.
Their journey was neither simple nor easy. They encountered difficulties, doubts and dangers. Yet, in spite of these they persevered in their quest, and were rewarded when they finally found Christ. This is why their story has such relevance for us. Like them we too are on a journey. When we start out on some road, we too are attracted by something bright – an ideal or vision or hope. And we must expect to encounter difficulties and doubts. Some people think they are losing their faith when they experience doubt. We must not be surprised when this happens. We must imitate the Magi. We must not be too proud to ask for guidance. We must believe that the darkness will pass, and once again we will see the initial star beckoning to us.
The Magi can serve as models for us on our faith journey. They were single-minded. They refused to be put off by difficulties and hardships. When they found Christ they offered him gold, frankincense and myrrh. This shows what happens to those who find Christ. Their hearts are awakened and burst into life. When we find Christ and offer our love to him, he will help us to open up the treasures of goodness that lie buried inside us, so that we can offer ‘gifts’ to our brothers and sisters, especially those who are poor as Christ was. Having worshipped Christ, the Magi, ‘returned to their own country by another route’. This suggests not just a new geographical route, but a new mentality. Having met Christ and heard the Gospel, we too will travel through life by a different route. (Flor McCarthy SDB)
Ath-bhliain fé mhaise dhíbh araon

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