Machnamh / Reflection
For the gift of our hands
and the power of their touch,
We bless You God, our Creator.
For the wonderful example of Your healing touch,
We bless You Jesus, our Redeemer.
For the grace that leads us to reach out
and transform the world through our being,
we bless You, life-giving Spirit.
We pray, in the name of the beloved Trinity,
that all the work and gestures of our hands will
contribute to the building of Your kingdom
Yes, it’s possible to get disconnected from God, and to forget who we are. It grieves the heart of God when his children become estranged from him and from one another. But Christmas is a big help here. Christmas gives us an opportunity to reconnect ourselves with God if we feel we have become disconnected from him. At Christmas we experience the closeness of God. God is not some remote and uncaring figure. God is our heavenly Father, who is close to us, and to whom we are important and precious. Christmas reminds us of who we are, and what our destiny is.
Pray for Kathleen Lynch, Barr na Sráide, Goat St. and Baile Móir; Michael (Mick) Murphy, Glasnevin, Dublin and late of Ballyeightra; Helen Fallon Ní Chíobháin, Bishopstown, Cork and late of Baile an Liaigh.
Suaimhneas Síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Baisteadh an Tiarna
St. Mary’s Church
Friday 5ú 8.00pm Tom Walsh, Burnham and his brother Vincent Walsh, Baile an Lochaigh.
Sat 6ú 11.30am Feast of the Epiphany.
8.00pm 1. Johnny and Kathleen Kennedy, Garfiney.
Sun 7ú 11.30am Mary and Thomas O’Connor, Spa Road.
Mon 8ú 10.00am An Díseart
Tue 9ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Céad 10ú 7.30pm Mike O’Connor, Roscommon and Baile na Buaile.
Thur 11ú 10.00am
Friday 12ú 7.30pm
Sat 13ú 8.00pm Bridget Grandfield, Ballinaboula and Farran Flaherty and deceased members of the Grandfield and Griffin Families.
Sun 14ú 11.30am
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Aoine 5ú 6.15i.n. Sollúntas Eipeafáine an Tiarna.
Sath 6ú 6.15i.n.
Sath 13ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sath 6ú 10.ooam Sollúntas Eipeafáine an Tiarna.
Sun 7ú 10.00am 1. Cáit Ashe, Glen Minard.
2. Connie and Breda Brosnan, Minard West.
Sun 14ú 10.00am
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.
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 €1,236.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,106; Cash: €1,441. Total: €2,547.
Diocesan Collection for the Needs of the Holy Land will be taken up as a second collection after Communion this weekend, January 6th/7th.
Annual Christmas Dues – Focal Buíochais
Fr. Joe would like to thank all who have handed in their Christmas Dues Envelopes to date. These can still be handed in over the next few weeks in the weekend offertory collection or by placing them in the Building Fund Boxes at the back of the three Churches. Your support of your Parish Priest is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity. Míle buíochas.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 13ú/14ú Eanáir
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, 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. Pat O’Connor. 11.30am Des McQuaid.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan and Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin. Léitheoir: Rang 2.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc. Breandán Ó Ciobháin Léitheoir: Phil Uí Chatháin.
Diocesan Collections for February – April 2018
Lourdes Helpers ………………………………………..……… 10th & 11th February.
World Meeting of Families 2018………………………… 24th & 25th February.
Emigrant Services ………………………………………….… 10th & 11th March.
Peter’s Pence ………………………………………………….… 28th & 29th April.
Public Talk: Dr. Patricia Kieran will present a talk on “Exploring Family Life” on Tuesday January 9th at 8pm in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. This event is part of the Diocese of Kerry’s preparation for the World Meeting of Families taking place next summer. This evening is free and everyone is welcome. Patricia is a dynamic presenter whose insights into faith and family inspire, encourage and challenge.
Anam Cara Kerry, an will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee. For info., see anamcara.ie or call our Information Line on 085 2888 888.
31 Card Drive in aid of St. Mary of the Angels Beaufort will be held in An Bóthar Pub on this Sunday, January 7th at 6pm. Raffle will also be held.
Coiste na nÓg Lios Póil AGM takes place next Tuesday evening, January 9th at 7.30pm in Halla John L Ó Súilleabháín.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: – 066-7134276. (1) The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: 2018 Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts January 17th, continues through to March, every Wednesday 7.00pm-9.00pm. (2) The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. Jan. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. (3) Self Care Day: Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into one’s life to nourish our physical and emotional well being. Facilitated by Anna O’Donoghue & Betty Garnett , Sat. 20th Jan., 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact 0872498061/08724980618.