Machnamh / Reflection
10 things that Pope Francis called upon
Vatican employees to do for the New Year.
1. “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”
2. “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.”
3. “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.”
4. “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.”
5. “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused others.”
(6 – 10 to follow next week)
We welcome the Men’s Schola Chor Art Rheingau who will take part in our Vigil Mass this weekend.
Fáilte to Jochea Doufraui, Christiau Barbatschi, Michael Elsecuann, Alois Douie, Florain Muller and Stefan Farse.
You’d have to feel sorry for the wise men. Just when people are taking down Christmas trees and decorations, the wise men arrive. But the feast of the Epiphany, which we celebrate today, is an important one. Just like the wise men we are also searching for meaning and purpose to life. We are looking for answers to our deepest questions. The journey of the wise men reminds us that God is waiting to be discovered in the places and people that we least expect God to be. We pray today for guidance and direction in our own daily journey. Like the wise men we also pray for strength and courage on our journey, especially when it’s easier to quit.
Pray for Paddy Lambe, Marian Park. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Eipeafáine an Tiarna
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 5ú 8.00pm 1. Tom Walsh, Burnham and his brother Vincent Walsh, Baile na bhFionnúrach.
2. Mossy and Peg Aherne, Ballyristeen.
Sun 6ú 11.30am
Mon 7ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 8ú 10.00am
Céad 9ú 7.30pm NO 7.30pm MASS. (Mass in the Hospital at 11am)
Déar 10ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Fri 11ú 7.30pm Faye O’Halloran, Ballyeightragh, 10ú CB.
Sat 12ú 8.00pm 1. Bridget Grandfield, Ballinaboula and Farran Flaherty and deceased members of the Grandfield and Griffin Families.
2. Mary and Herbert O’Sullivan, The Mall.
Sun 13ú 11.30am Dr. Jim and Kitty Brosnan, Spa Road.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 5ú 6.15i.n.
Sath 12ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 6ú 10.00am Cait Ashe, Glen Minard.
Sun 13ú 10.00am Caroline O’Sullivan, Cluain an Fhiaidh.
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.
No Adoration Tuesday January 1st. Adoration as usual on Wednesday.
12ú/13ú Eanáir 2019
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler and Gobnait Uí Chonchúir. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty, Clár Uí Loingsigh Ann O’Connor and James Devane. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3.
Readers: 8.00pm. Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30am Maurice O’Connor.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Anne Prendiville and Bridget Prendiville. LÉITHEOIR: Rang 5/6, Cóineartú.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Marion Uí Lúing. LÉITHEOIR: Máirín Uí Shé.
New Readers’ Rota for St. Mary’s Church is available in the Sacristy.
Weekly Envelopes: €966; Cash: €1,110. Total: €2,076. Míle buíochas. Diocesan Collection for the Needs of the Holy Land will be taken up as a second collection after Communion this weekend, January 5th/6th.
Christmas Crib Appeal
This year your Crib donations will go to the Order of Malta Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem and to Arlington Lodge, Tralee, Kerry’s only temporary supported homeless facility. Your support for these 2 very worthy causes would be greatly appreciated. Received to date: €1,576.
Diocese of Kerry Public Talk: The Diocese of Kerry will host the annual Public Talk in The Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney on Wednesday January 9th @ 8pm. Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick Diocese will speak on “A Church of the Future”. He has written on themes such as: peace and forgiveness; faith questions; ecumenism; and spirituality. Entry is free and all are welcome.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) Christian Spiritual Development Course – The Beatitudes, with Fr. Seán Sheehy – Wednesdays, starting January 16th – 7.30- 9.00pm. (2)Be Still and Know, with Fr. Louis Hughes O.P., Saturday February 9th, 10.00am – 4.00pm. (3) Life in the Spirit, with Moss & Janice Carrig; Tuesdays, starts February 19th, 7.30 – 9.00pm.
Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 8th of January at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.
Kerry Hospice Foundation West Kerry thanks all supporters and volunteers for your generosity and help during 2018. Best wishes and good health for 2019.
St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal: Míle buíochas to all who contributed to our recent Church door collection. NB: Collection Box in St. Mary’s Porch all year.
31 Card Drives, Tables of 8: (1) An Bóthar Pub, January 13th at 6pm, proceeds to St. Mary of The Angels Beaufort. (2) O’Sullivan Pub, Garrynadur, January 20th at 6pm, ar mhaithe le Coiste na nÓg Lios Póil. (3) The Dingle Pub, February 10th at 6pm, ar mhaithe le Féile na Bealtaine.
Diocesan Collections for 2019
Needs of the Holy Land …………… 5th & 6th January.
Lourdes Helpers …………………… 9th & 10th February.
Emigrant Services …………………16th & 17th March.
Peter’s Pence ………………………… 27th & 28th April.
Trócaire ……………………………….. (Lent) 20th & 21st April.
Education of Priests ……………… 18th & 19th May.
Family Services & Accord ………….. 8th & 9th June.
Sick & Retired Priests ………… 6th & 7th July. (Blue Envelope in your box of envelopes).
Pastoral & Retreat Centres … ……10th & 11th August.
Diocesan Needs …………………… 31st August & 1st September.
Propagation of the Faith ………… 19th & 20th October.
Irish Church Commissions and Agencies – 9th & 10th November.
Diocesan Youth Service … ………… 30th November & 1st December.