Fógraí / Newsletter March 15th 2020

Fr Michael Moynihan PP
Tel (066) 9151208/
15ú Márta 2020 dingle@dioceseofkerry.ie
Pray for Patricia Kennedy, Doonshean and Cork; Kevin Milhench, Belfast.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anamacha.
St Mary’s Church, Dingle.
Sat 14ú 8pm
Sun 15ú 11.30am
Mon16ú 8pm Lá ‘le Pádraig.
Tues 17ú 11.30am Lá ‘le Pádraig.
Céad 18ú 7.30pm Paróisteanaigh.
Déard 19ú 10am Intinn Priobháideach
Fri 20ú 7.30pm Private Intention.
Sat 21ú 8.00pm
Sun 22ú 11.30am

(All these Masses will be available on the webcam only. Please check the website and Noticeboard for updates on Masses.)

Trócaire and Dues Envelopes 2020
Spring Offerings envelopes and Trócaire Boxes are available at the back of the three Parish Churches. NB: If paying by cheque please make it payable to Tigh an tSagairt for Dues; Dingle Parish for Trócaire.

Tomorrow’s Parish? – Have your say!
The Diocese of Kerry invites you to share your thoughts on the future of parish. Through a series of one-night meetings being held in different venues throughout the diocese, all are invited to share how they imagine the parish of tomorrow can thrive, given the changing society in which we live. See dioceseofkerry.ie for more info.

Offertory Collection: Weekly Env: €1,026; Cash: €708. Total: €1,734. Míle Buíochas.

Shamrock will be available in our 3 Churches on St Patrick’s Day.
Priest on duty this Sunday:
Fr Eoghan Ó Cadhla – 066-9156131.

The Permanent Diaconate: The diocese of Kerry is seeking candidates who feel they may have a calling to be permanent deacons. The hope is to begin a “come and see” programme next autumn. Any interested candidates should contact Fr Michael.

LENT 2020: Lent is a season that has a great appeal for many people. There are still the things we like to give up or to do for Lent. However, for some of us, the good intentions on Ash Wednesday don’t carry us through to Easter Sunday. This year the Liturgy group has adapted a program which has been used by some other parishes. Copy of our Lenten Program is at the back of all 3 churches.

COVID-19 / Corona Virus
The Diocese of Kerry has issued Temporary Guidelines regarding Masses (daily and weekend) and other liturgies in the context of Covid-19 pandemic. See full Guidelines below. The Church will remain open.

The decision of the diocese of Kerry is that no public Masses will be celebrated this weekend or St Patrick’s Day.
No public weekday Masses will be celebrated. Many of those who regularly attend are in the vulnerable category. In solidarity with them we want that no one will be coming out to Mass. Every person minimising social contact is key. If this saves even one life . . .
• Priests will continue to celebrate their Masses, without a congregation, for all the people of the diocese. Where possible this will be broadcast via parish radio or webcam / streaming. People are asked to consider setting aside a few minutes for prayer at 11 am on Sundays and St Patrick’s Day. Thus, we all unite as one in prayer, uniting with all the Masses being celebrated privately. Also, many people are deciding to pray the Rosary or a decade at home each evening.
• Meanwhile the diocese will seek to consult widely and by Thursday will make decisions regarding the next few weeks. This gives us time to pause and make good decisions.
• Our parishes need time to think things
through: serving all the faith-needs of the people; a special care for the health of those with underlying conditions and those advanced in years; proper guidance for priests and key parish workers e.g. regarding funerals and baptisms. It is important for the functioning of each parish that our priests do not contact the virus.
We seek consolation and peace in the Word of God: “Do not let your love be a pretence . . . Love each other as much as sisters and brothers should, and have a profound respect for each other. . . If you have hope, this will make you cheerful. . . If any among you are in need you must share with them; and you should make hospitality your special care.” Romans 12
The words of Jesus Christ to us all: “Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.” Mt 11:28
Bishop Ray Browne, 12th March 2020.

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the Covid-19 Virus.
O Mary, you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Psalm 91
Whoever goes to the Lord for safety
whoever remains under the protection of
the almighty, can say to him,
“You are my defender and protector.
You are may God, in you I trust”.

He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases.
He will cover you with his wings;
you will be safe in his care; His faithfulness will protect and defend you.

You need not fear any dangers at night
or sudden attacks during the day
at the plagues that strikes in the dark
or the evils that kill in daylight.

A thousand may fall dead beside you,
ten thousand all round you, but you will not be harmed. You will look and see
how the wicked are punished.

You have made the lord your defender,
the most high your protector,
and so no disaster will strike you;
no violence will come near your home.

God will put his angels in charge of you,
to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones. You will trample down lions and snakes, fierce lions and poisonous snakes.

God says
“I will save those who love me and will protect those who know me as Lord.
Whey they call to me, I will answer them when they call me, I will answer them when
they are in trouble. I will be with them,
I will rescue them and honour them.
I will reward them with long life;
I will save them.”

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