The Way of the Cross leads to God
He carried the cross to Calvary,
Carried its burden for you and me,
There on the cross He was crucified
And, because He suffered and bled and died,
We know that whatever “our cross” may be,
It leads to God and Eternity . . . .
For who can hope for a “crown of stars”
Unless it is earned with suffering and scars,
For how could we face the living Lord
And rightfully claim His promised reward,
If we have not carried our cross of care
And tasted the cup of bitter despair . . . .
Let those who yearn for the pleasures of life,
And long to escape all suffering and strife,
Rush recklessly on to an “empty goal”
With never a thought of the spirit and soul . . . .
But if you are searching to find the way
To life everlasting and eternal day –
With Faith in your heart take the path He trod,
For the way of the cross is the way to God.
Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Kerry
Bishop Ray Browne invites applicants interested in formation to become Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Kerry. The diaconate is open to married men aged between 30 and 60 years of age and to unmarried men aged between 35 and 60 years of age. Deacons are self-supporting and continue in their family lives and secular employment. The programme of preparation and subsequent ministry are part-time. Initial contact should be made before the end of April so that the application process can be completed in June. The course of preparation begins in September 2018. Further info: contact Fr. Joe or the Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Fr Nicholas Flynn 06466 31168 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Week Ceremonies
St. Mary’s/Séipéal Naomh Muire
Holy Thursday – 29ú Márta: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8.00pm.
Good Friday (Day of Fast and Abstinence) – 30ú Márta:
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm.
Stations of the Cross – 8.00pm.
Holy Saturday – 31ú Márta: Easter Vigil Mass at 8.00pm.
Easter Sunday – 1ú Aibreán: Easter Sunday Mass at 11.30am.
Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste
Holy Thursday – 29ú Márta: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8.00pm.
Easter Sunday – 1ú Aibreán: Easter Sunday Mass at 10.00am.
Séipéal Naomh Caitlín
Aoine Chéasta (Day of Fast and Abstinence) – 30ú Márta:
Ceiliúradh Páis ár dTiarna ag 3.00pm.
Domhnach na Cásca – 1ú Aibreán: Aifreann na Cásca 10.00am.
Teampall Geal, Baile Riabhach: Domhnach Cásca: Aifreann 6.00r.n.
Pray for Cameron Heaton, Heaton’s Guesthouse. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN –DOMHNACH NA PAILME
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 24ú 8.00pm Eileen and James Hickson, Deerpark.
Sun 25ú 11.30am Luarena McQuaid, nee Walsh.
Mon 26ú 10.00am An Díseart
11.00am Requiem Mass for Cameron Heaton, Milltown.
Tue 27ú 10.00am Michael Begley, Cluais.
Céad 28ú 7.30pm Mary and Tom Moriarty, Baile na hAbha.
Thur 29ú 8.00pm Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
Friday 30ú 3.00pm Good Friday
Sat 31ú 8.00pm Michael and Mary O’Callaghan, Marian Park.
Sun 1ú 11.30am Máire Pháid Manning, Killelane.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 24ú 6.15i.n.
Aoine 30ú 3.00i.n. Aoine na Chéasta.
Domh 1ú 10.00r.n. Domhnach na Cásca.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 25ú 10.00am
Déard 29ú 8.00pm Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
Sun 1ú 10.00am Paddy Joe Brosnan, Goulin and Dublin and deceased members of the Brosnan Family, Goulin.
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.
17/3: Weekly Envelopes: €854; Cash: €1,145. Total: €1,999. Míle
18/3: Weekly Envelopes: €1,017; Cash: €852. Total: €1,869. buíochas.
The Chrism Mass Tuesday evening March 27th at 7.00pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory.
World Meeting of Families
(1) Pope Francis will visit Dublin for the World Meeting of Families.
(2) The Icon of the Holy Family is coming to our diocese from Monday April 9th to Friday April 20th. (3) Tickets can be booked on www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Tickets-Registration for the World Meeting of Families Congress, in Dublin Wed 22nd – Fri 24th August
Novena starts on Good Friday for 10 days until Sunday April 8th, Divine Mercy Sunday. Novena leaflets are available at the back of St. Mary’s Church.
Radio Kerry Broadcast Mass
Radio Kerry will broadcast live the 10.00am Mass on Easter Sunday from Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil.
Annual Easter Dues
Easter Dues will be taken up as a second collection after Communion at all Masses on Easter Saturday Vigil and Easter Sunday. If you have not received an envelope, please take one from the back of our three churches and return for the Easter Masses. This collection is to support the priest’s salary. Thank you for your generosity. Míle buíochas to all who have already returned them.
NB: If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Teach na Sagart.
Trócaire – Please return your Trócaire Boxes over Easter. Spare Boxes are available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
An t-Seachtain seo chugainn – 27ú Márta – 1ú Aibreán
DINGLE: EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Holy Thursday: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí Shíthigh and Ann O’Connor.
Good Friday: Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald.
Easter Saturday Vigil: Team 2: Joan Rohan, Veronica Houlihan, Patricia Flannery, Micheál O’Connor. Easter Sunday: Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.
READERS: Holy Thursday: Paddy Browne and Marion O’Sullivan.
Good Friday: Bernie Budhlaeir, Noel O’Neill and Joe Ó Súilleabháin.
Easter Saturday Vigil: Micheál Ó Conchúir, Breandán Ó Ciobháin agus Marie Uí Ghrifín. Easter Sunday: Jason Sheehy.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Holy Thursday: Rose O’Sullivan and Donnacha O’Sullivan. Easter Sunday: Marie Uí Ghrifín agus Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. LÉITHEOIRÍ: Holy Thursday: Risteard MacEoin. Easter Sunday: Pádraig Ó Conchúir, Aifric Uí Bhrosnacháin agus Anne Moriarty.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC. Aoine na Chéasta: Pádraig Firtéar.
Domhnach na Cásca: Siobhán Uí Shé.
LÉITHEOIRÍ: Aoine na Chéasta: Phil Uí Chatháin agus Breandán Ó Ciobháin. Domhnach na Cásca: Dónal Ó Ciobháin.
Kerry Right To Life invites you to hear John Waters and guests speak about
‘The Crisis of Democracy in Ireland’ on Sunday 25th March at 6pm in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. Fundamental rights, such as the right to life, are now being voted on as if they were dispensable in a civilised society.
Book Launch: Fr Padraig Walsh, PP, will launch a new book on the Bible – FOR IT IS WRITTEN – authored by Michael Culloty, after Mass on Saturday night March 24th at 7. 30pm, in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St. The book takes us on a journey through the Bible. All are welcome.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: – 066-7134276. Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the BioSpiritual Institute, April 27th – 29th.
Corn Uí Ógáin Cluiche Leathceannais
Go n-éirí go geal le Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne v St. Ronan’s, Lurgáin, Co. Ard Mhaca i gCluiche Leathcheannis na hEireann Dé Céadaoin 28ú Márta in Abbotstown.