The word of God is to the human heart
What a seed is to the earth.
However, just as a seed needs soil,
So the word needs a receptive heart.
The earth responds to the rain and sun
So that even the desert blooms.
But the arid human heart has the power to resist
So that it remains barren.
Lord, soften our hearts with your grace,
Open them with your gentle love,
So that the precious seed of your word
May take root in our hearts,
And bear fruit in our lives.
Corca Dhuibhne Bus to Knock for Papal Visit
The 4 Parishes in Corca Dhuibhne are organising a bus to Knock on Sunday August 26th. Tickets have been secured and there are still a few seats and tickets available. Bus will cost €30. Please book your ticket as soon as possible. Bus must be paid for at time of booking. All those who have booked seats but not yet paid are asked to do so in the next week.
The bus will be leaving at approximately 12am as the Pope will be in Knock at 9.45am for over an hour. For more information, please contact the parish office on 066-9151208.
Festival of Families
Each parish will receive 10 tickets to the Festival of Families celebration with Pope Francis on Saturday 25th August in Croke Park. These tickets are open to individuals or families. Please give your name to the Parish Office as soon as possible. Tickets are free, however, you must make your own travel arrangements, etc.
God’s word comforts, guides, inspires and challenges us in turn. It is like precious seed. The sower sowed the seed haphazardly: on the path, on the rocks, among the thorns, and on good ground. He was extremely generous with the seed. He wanted to give every part of the field a chance to produce something. God keeps on sowing his word in our hearts. The seed of God’s word, once dropped into the human heart, never dies. It’s never too late to act on the Word of God.
Pray for Kevin Mullaney, Birmingham and late of Co. Mayo.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – AN CÚIGIÚ DOMHNACH DÉAG SAOR
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 14ú 8.00pm 1. Pat Hennessy, Knocknahow.
2. Michael Griffin, Kilfountain, 1ú CB.
3. James and Nora Quinn, Doonshean.
4. Jackie Ashe, Glen Minard and deceased members of the Ashe and Devane Families.
5. Mai Kennedy, Marian Park.
Sun 15ú 11.30am Bridie, Mike and Kevin Horgan, Gurrane.
Mon 16ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Tue 17ú 10.00am
Céad 18ú 7.30pm NO 7.30PM MASS
Déard 19ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Friday 20ú 7.30pm
Sat 21ú 8.00pm 1. Jack Farrell, Ardamore, MM.
2. John Browne, Ladies Cross, Milltown.
3. Nellie O’Sullivan, Chapel Lane.
Sun 22ú 11.30am Séamus Kennedy, Ballygaw, 1ú CB – Fómhair na Farraige Mass.
Halla Cheann Trá
Sath 14ú 6.15i.n. Muintir Uí Chiobháin, Rathannáin atá imithe ar Shlí na Fírinne.
Sath 21ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 15ú 10.00am Mary Hanafin, Puckisland, MM.
Sun 22ú 10.00am Kitty and Jack Curran, Minard East.
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.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 21ú/22ú Iúil
DINGLE Euch. Ministers’ 2: Joan Rohan, Veronica Houlihan, Patricia Flannery, Micheál O’Connor . 11:30am: Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. READERS: Vigil: Carmel Fitzgerald; 11.30am. Fómhair na Farraige. LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Anne Prendiville and Bridget Prendiville. LÉITHEOIR: Risteard Mac Eoin. FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Noirín Uí Rocháin. LÉITHEOIR: Liam Ó Rocháin.
Liturgy Group Meeting will take place this Monday, July 16th at 7.30pm in The Presbytery.
Séipéal Naomh Caitlín
If anybody has a photograph of Séipéal Naomh Caitlín taken prior to 1980, could you please give it to Fr. Joe in The Presbytery. It will be returned.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,069; Cash: €1,382. Total: €2,451. Diocesan Collection for the Sick and Retired Priests, received to date: €2,839. Please return your envelopes as soon as possible. Míle buíochas.
Praying for Families – Families facing poverty
As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland in August, we continue our prayer for families. This week our focus is on Praying for families experiencing addictive behaviours. To get the prayer leaflet, click onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie
Corca Dhuibhne Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 12th – 19th September, 2018. Costas €709. Breis eolais Hannah Mae de Brún 087-8560040.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) Foyer de Charite: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Mon. 13th to Sun. 19th Aug. Information/booking contact: Helen – 0861678027 email@example.com
Lough Derg 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessaryphone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Summer Youth Festival for 16-35 year olds will take place August 16th – 19th at the Cistercian College, Roscrea. Contact 01-6759690 or email email@example.com for further information or to book.
West Kerry Agriculture Show takes place in the Mart ground on Sunday, July 15th beginning at 1pm. Fáilte roimh cách.
Dingle Historical Society illustrated lecture on Crom Dubh & Saint Brendan – A Local Take on a National Tale, by Dr. Claire Collins, School of History, UCD in The Dingle Skellig Hotel, on Tuesday, 17th July, 8.00pm. Fáilte roimh cách.
Kerry Hospice Foundation Church Gate Collection will be held at all masses in West Kerry next weekend, July 21st/22nd. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Online Theology Course: Study theology by distance learning, attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from your own home – why not join us this autumn. Course run by The Priory Institute, enquires to 01-4048124 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Macra Club: If you would like to be involved in the setting up of a Macra Club, contact John Martin Carroll County Development Officer on 087 1233251.
Reilig Killdrum 8.00pm ………………….……………….. Dé Máirt 24ú Iúil.
Reilig Garfiney 8.00pm .…………………………………… Déardaoin 26ú Iúil.
Reilig Garraí na dTor 8.00pm ………….……………….. Dé hAoine 27ú Iúil.
Reilig Caitlín 8.00pm ……………………….……………… Déardaoin 2ú Lúnasa.
Reilig Milltown 8.00pm …………………………………… Dé hAoine 3ú Lúnasa.
NB: We invite volunteers to participate in the Cemetery Masses by reading, prayer of the faithful and providing music/singing. Please contact the Presbytery if you are available 066-9151208.