The word of God is to the human heart
what a seed is to the earth
However, just as the 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.
World Meeting of Families 2018
Pope Francis’ Itinerary for his visit to the World Meeting of Families was confirmed yesterday. Tickets for the Final Mass in the Phoenix Park, will be available online from June 25th on www.worldmeeting2018.ie
This is available to parishes / individuals.
• It is a free event.
• Involves 3-5km walk EACH WAY
• Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food
• The earlier the booking, the closer the corral to the Altar
• People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking).
Corca Dhuibhne Bus to Knock for Papal Visit
The 4 Parishes in Corca Dhuibhne are going to organise a bus to Knock on Sunday August 26th. We will try to book tickets for a bus full.
If you would like to go to Knock with the parishes, please give your name into the Parish Office by next Friday, June 22nd. There is no guarantee that we will be able to get the tickets but we will try. The bus will be leaving between 12am – 2am as the Pope will be in nock for 9.45am for approximately 1 hour only.
In Jesus’ story the farmer did his part – he sowed the seed. Things were now beyond his control. The one thing he wanted to see happen, namely, for the seed to grow, he couldn’t do anything about. All he could do was wait in patience, humility and hope. These are not easy virtues. Yet life calls for these virtues. Some people think they must always be up and doing – as if everything depended on them. They are unable to take time out, to let things be, to trust, to be patient, to be humble, to wait.
Pray for John Begley, Woking, Surrey, England and late of Ballinasare; John O’Shea, Durrow, Co. Laois and late of Annascaul; Michael John O’Shea, Castlegregory. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – AN T-AONÚ DOMHNACH DÉAG SAOR
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 16ú 8.00pm Helena Deady, Milltown.
Sun 17ú 11.30am Thomas and Eileen Brosnan and their son Jerry, Cooleen.
Tue 19ú 10.00am Aifreann Deireadh na Bliana An Chlochair.
Céad 20ú 7.30pm NO 7.30PM MASS.
Thur 21ú 10.00am Private Intention.
Friday 22ú 7.30pm
Sat 23ú 8.00pm 1. Pat and John O’Sullivan, Southampton.
2. Micheál Kennedy, Baile na bPoc.
3. Maureen Faherty, The Grove.
4. Colette and Peter Ashe, The Mall.
Sun 24ú 11.30am
Halla Cheann Trá
Sath 16ú 6.15i.n. Micheál Ó Sé, Árd a’ Bóthair agus a thuismitheoirí Tommy agus Beatrice Uí Shé.
Sath 23ú 6.15i.n. Máire Ní Shé, Cillirith.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 17ú 10.00am Tom Greaney, Ballinasare.
Sun 24ú 10.00am Paddy O’Sullivan, Tubber, 1ú CB.
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.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,105; Cash: €1,198. Total: €2,301. Míle buíochas.
Kerry diocese helping finance WMF 2018
The final collection to help finance the World Meeting of Families will be taken up at all Masses this weekend June 16th/17th. I thank you for your generous contribution to date and ask you to consider being especially generous to this collection. With the visit of Pope Francis, €20 million is being mentioned as the cost. Each diocese need to makes a significant contribution. You can donate via the Masses this weekend or you can put your contribution in an envelope and marking it WMF 2018 and bringing it with you to church any weekend. + Bishop Ray
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 23ú/24ú Meitheamh
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. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. READERS: Vigil: Paddy Browne; 11.30am. Margaret Graham.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Marie Uí Ghrifín agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. LÉITHEOIR: Scoláirí Samhraidh.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Eibhlín Uí Lúing. LÉITHEOIR: Scoláirí Samhraidh.
Congratulations to Fr. Jim Sheehy as he celebrates the Golden Jubilee of his priesthood. Wishing him continued joy and fulfilment in his ministry.
Ballinclár Cemetery Mass: Friday next June 22nd at 7pm.
Aifrinntí Scoile – Deireadh na Bliana
Guímis rath Dé ar gach dalta ó Rang VI ag tosnú saol nua ar ball. Ceiliúrfar Aifreann Dé mar seo leanas i rith Mí Meitheamh.
(1) Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste: Dé Luain 18ú 10.45r.n.
(2) An Chlochar: Dé Máirt 19ú 10.00r.n. i Séipéal Naomh Muire.
(3) Scoil Ceann Trá: Dé Céadaoin 20ú 12.30i.n.
(4) Scoil Caitlín, Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh: Dé hAoine 29ú 9.15r.n.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you to communicate effectively with others. Friday 15th – Sun 17th June. For info and to book an event please call 0667134276.
Darkness Into Light: Míle buíochas leis na haon duine a chabhraigh in aon tslí leis an siúlóid Dólás go Sólas 2018. Bailíodh €7,047. Gach rath oraibh.
Corca Dhuibhne Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 12th – 19th September, 2018. Costas €709. Breis eolais Hannah Mae de Brún 087-8560040.
Safe Tractor Skills Course is being organised by NEWKDs Farm Families Committee and FRS. The courses are for 14-16yr old boys and girls. Training takes place in the Dingle mart on the 2nd of July. Tel: 066 7142788 to book.
Seoladh Plean Teanga Lios Póil: Beidh fáilte gheal roimh mhuintir an Pharóiste go tionól i Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil ar 1.00 i.n. ar an Mháirt seo chugainn 19 Meitheamh, mar a sheolfaidh Coiste Pobail Lios Póil a bhforógra don Phlean Teanga 2017-2021 i bpáirt le Pobal na Scoile agus ionadaithe ó choistí is gnóanna sa pharóiste atá tiomanta don nGaelainn agus don bPlean Teanga.
Creating Your Life: A Vision Board Workshop. Would you like more direction in life? Do you want to clarify your vision and goals? If so, this is the workshop for you. The workshop is FREE but places are limited to 15. For Booking contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-7101198. Workshop will take place on Monday June 18th 10.00am – 1.00pm in Údarás na Gaeltachta, Milltown, Dingle.
Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta: Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2,000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáilíocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach. Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo. Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratiais ar fáil ó 091-503121 roimh 22ú Meitheamh 2018.
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.
Hall Cheann Trá
Táimid fíor bhuíoch do Choiste an Halla i gCeann Trá as an áit a chur ar fáil do Aifreann na Bigile 6.15i.n. le linn obair dheisiúcháin ar Shéipéal Naomh Caitlíona.