Fógraí/Newsletter March 29th 2020

Fr Michael Moynihan PP
Tel (066) 9151208/
29ú Márta 2020 dingle@dioceseofkerry.ie
Pray for Kathleen O’Donoghue, (nee Hanafin) Emilough Slatt.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.


St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 28ú 8pm

  1. Luarena McQuaid, Radharc na Mara.
  2. Peg and Jim McKenna, Cooleen.

Sun 29ú 11.30am

Máire Pháid Manning, Killelane.

Mon 30ú 10.00am

Tues 31ú 10.00am Intinn Priobháideach.

Céad 1ú 7.30pm Paróisteanaigh.

Déard 2ú 10am

Eamon Fitzgerald, Conor Pass Road.

Fri 3ú 7.30pm Kitty Kennedy, Annascaul.

Sat 4ú 8.00pm Bill O’Shea, The Wood and late of the Alpine Guesthouse, MM.

Sun 5ú 11.30am Peggy and Pádraig O’Sullivan, Cluais Móir.


(All these Masses will be available on the webcam only.



Trócaire and Dues Envelopes 2020

Spare Easter Offerings envelopes are available at the back of the three Parish Churches.  Trócaire Boxes and Dues Envelopes can be dropped into the Building Fund Boxes at the back of the 3 Churches. NB: If paying by cheque please make it payable to Tigh an tSagairt for Dues; Dingle Parish for Trócaire.


Mass Leaflets: Please take a leaflet with you. We encourage people to take the Passion Sunday Booklet and join us on webcam next weekend as we celebrate Palm Sunday.


Offertory Collection: €161. Míle Buíochas.

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Eamonn Mulvihill – 087-1438060.


St Mary’s Church will remain open each day except when ceremonies are taking place. For the moment the Church will open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the later time of 10.30am. Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste and Séipéal Naomh Caitlín will also be open. Please continue to follow all guidelines, including hand –washing before coming to church and on return home, keeping their distance from any person they meet, and also minimising their touching of hard surfaces.


Extracts from guidelines from Bishop Ray Browne.  Feast of The Annunciation 2020


Forgiveness of Sins and Easter Duty

Catholic doctrine teaches that if a person cannot get to Confession, it is sufficient to confess one’s sins to God, seeking forgiveness and with the intention of going when next possible to Confession. God forgives the sins and the person is renewed in heart and soul. When the opportunity then arises later to go to Confession, he or she should do so.

At his morning Mass on March 20th, Pope Francis spoke about this doctrine in words that can also help resolve concerns about fulfilling our Easter duty: – “I know that many of you go to confession before Easter… Many will say to me: ‘But Father…I can’t leave the house and I want to make my peace with the Lord. I want Him to embrace me… How can I do that unless I find a priest?’.

Do what the catechism says. It’s very clear. If you don’t find a priest to go to confession, speak to God. He’s your Father. Tell Him the truth: ‘Lord. I did this and this and this. Pardon me.’ Ask His forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, ‘afterward I will go to confession.’ You will return to God’s grace immediately. You yourself can draw near, as the catechism teaches us, to God’s forgiveness, without having a priest at hand.”

Pastoral Care of the Elderly and the Sick (First Friday Calls)

  • On the basis of the public health guidelines, First Friday house visits and other pastoral house visits should cease for the duration of the present restrictions.


A Coronavirus Prayer

Loving and healing God,

we, the people of Dingle, Fionn Trá and

Lios Póíl turn to you in prayer,

confident that you are with us and with all people in every moment.

We stand before you as people of hope, trusting in your care and protection.

May your faithful love support us and soothe the anxiety of our hearts.

Generous God,

fill us with compassion and concern for others, young and old,

that we may look after one another in these challenging days.

Bring healing to those who are sick with the virus and be with their families. May those who have died rest in your eternal embrace.

Comfort their family and friends.

Strengthen and protect all medical professionals caring for the sick and all who work in our medical facilities. Give wisdom to leaders in healthcare and governance

that they may make the right decisions for the well-being of people.

We pray in gratitude for all those in our country who will continue to work in the days ahead in so many fields of life for the sake of us all.

Bless them and keep them safe.

O God of creation and life,

we place ourselves in your protection.

May the mantle of your peace enfold us this day and tomorrow.


St ……., pray for us.

St ……., pray for us.

St ……., pray for us.


May all the saints of God, pray for us. Amen.


Mother of Perpetual Help

O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke Thy most powerful name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying. O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary, let Thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, O Blessed Lady, to help me whenever I call on Thee, for, in all my temptations, in all my needs, I shall never cease to call on Thee, ever repeating Thy sacred name, Mary, Mary, O what consolation, what sweetness, what confidence, what emotion fill my soul when I pronounce Thy sacred name, or even only think of Thee. I thank God for having given Thee, for my good, so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content with merely uttering Thy name; let my love for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help.



Community Support Initiative – if anyone needs support at this difficult time, the local GAA clubs are available to help. Contact 087-6338124 (Dingle) and 086-8044416 (An Ghaeltacht).

Community and Citizens’ Information: Contact numbers for various local pharmacies and shops – see posters in churches.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Lent: Pray, Fast, Give


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