Fógraí / Newsletter January 8th 2017


Lord Jesus, touch our eyes
so that we may see the signs of your presence
in our lives and in the world.
Touch our ears so that we may hear your word.
Touch our tongues so that we may profess our faith.
Touch our hands so that we may give and receive.
Touch our feet so that we may walk in your paths.
Touch our minds so that we may
understand your ways.
Touch our wills so that they may be in tune
with your will.
Touch our hearts so that we may bring
your love to one another. Amen.


From a spiritual point of view, baptism is the greatest thing that can happen to us. To be baptised is to be christened, that is, to be made like Christ. But this doesn’t happen automatically as a result of being baptised. One has to learn what it means to be a Christian, and to grow into it. This is the task of a lifetime. Towards the end of his life a saint was asked if he was a Christian, and he replied, ‘not yet’.
To live one’s baptism is to live as a disciple of Jesus.
Pray for Michael O’Connor, The Mall and Mount Merrion, Dublin; Hannah Kelliher, (née Costello), Upper John St.; Bernadette Collins, Com a’ Liaig; Mike O’Connor, Roscommon and late of Baile na Buaile; Willie Hoare, Athenry, Co. Galway and late of Baile an tSléibhe; Bill Brosnan, Ardrinane, Annascaul. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – The Epiphany and The Baptism of The Lord
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 7ú 8.00pm 1. Mary Greany, Green St., MM
2. Bridget Grandfield, Ballinaboula and Farran Flaherty & deceased members of the Grandfield and Griffin Families.
Sun 8ú 11.30am Seán Begley, Gurrane, MM.
Mon 9ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Dé Máirt 10ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Wed 11ú 7.30pm Johnny and Kathleen Kennedy, Garfiney.
Déard 12ú 10.00am
Friday 13ú 7.30pm
Sat 14ú 8.00pm Lizzie Lynch, Garfiney, MM.
Sun 15ú 11.30am Michael Dillon, Conor Pass Road.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sath 7ú 6.15i.n.
Sath 14ú 6.15i.n

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Domh 8ú 10.00am
Domh 15ú 10.00am Cáit Ashe, (née Fitzgerald), Glen Minard, 1ú CB.

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

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 is appreciated. Thank you for your generosity. Míle buíochas.

An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 14ú/15ú Eanáir
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir and Mary Diony O’Connor. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty and Clár Uí Loingsigh. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3.
Readers: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30am: Desmond McQuaid.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan and Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. Léitheoir: Muintir Ághas.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Liam Ó Rocháin.
Public Talk titled “From what wells do we drink now.” Reflections on the changing patterns of faith and practice in Ireland today will be given by Bishop Billy Crean, Bishop of Cloyne on Tuesday 10th January, 2017 at 8.00pm in the Gleneagle Ballroom. Fáilte roimh cách.
Christmas Crib Appeal: Míle buíochas to all who put up the Cribs in our three Parish Churches. This year your Crib donations will towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy’s Focus Ireland.
Icon Course in Carmelite Mons., Delgany, Co Wicklow. Beginners welcome. Tutor: Mihai Cucu, For 1 week, February 20th – 25th. Email: mihaicucu78@gmail.com
Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 10th of January from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.
Lost: An Alcatel Mobile Phone was lost in the vicinity of Dingle Town on Saturday last, New Year’s Eve. If found please hand it into the Presbytery.
31 Card Game in aid of Coiste na nÓg, Lios Póil will take place in O’Sullivan’s, Garrynadur on Sunday, January 22nd at 6pm.
Kerry Branch of Samaritans would like to thank all who supported their collections at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. €3,225.26 in total was collected.
Ceiliúradh ar bhreith Thomáis Ághas (Celebration of Thomas Ashe’s birth, 12 Jan 1885) 12 Eanáir 2017 i gCinn Aird, Lios Póil 4.30i.n. 132 coinneal a lasadh. 4.54i.n. Crann á chur ag an leac Chuimhneacháin ag dul faoi na gréine (tree planting at sunset). 5.15 – 6.30i.n. Siúlóid bhigile Thomáis Ághas (Vigil Walk). Tabhair leat seaicéad Hi- Viz agus tóirse (Please wear Hi viz jacket and bring your torch) 7.00 – 8.00: Teacht le chéile i Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste. An hour of story, song and music with Maurice O’Keefe “Agallamh Fhionáin Lynch”. Siúlóid ag braith ar an aimsir (walk weather dependent).
Ardfert Retreat Centre: ‘The Faith Prayed’ Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 18th & 25th Jan. 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Stone upon stone: buildings in Ardfert district by Donal Stack, Thursday, 19th Jan. 8.00pm to 10.00pm.
Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Saturday, 28th Jan. 9.45 to 4.00pm Contact Anna O’Donoghue 0879447105.
New Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota for Lios Póil, available in the Sacristy.

Offertory Collection:
Weekly Envelopes: €931; Cash: €1,301 Total: €2,232.
Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for the Needs of the Holy Land will be taken up this weekend, January 7th/8th as a second Collection after Communion.

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