Fógraí / Newsletter May 13th 2018



Lord, lead us onwards,

in discovering your dream for us;

Lead us outwards, in love and solidarity,

cherishing each other and every other;

Lead us inwards, deeper into the mystery of

what you have created us to be.


James Kilbane

Songs of Faith, Life and Family

St. Mary’s Church

Sunday June 3rd at 8pm.

Donation Tickets €15 available from the

Parish Office.

James Kilbane, Singer and Composer has released 13 albums including ‘Close to You’, ‘Life’s Miracle’, ‘Gravel and Grace’.

 Related to the Irish International Footballer Kevin Kilbane;
 Runner up in Ireland’s national talent show ‘You’re a Star’.


This feast of the Ascension is as much about us as about Jesus. His ascension shows us where the goal of our earthly journey lies. It is a goal and a destiny which defies even our imagination. It gives us a new and wider vision. It gives an eternal dimension to our lives. We live in the hope that the words of Jesus will come true for us: ‘Where I am, you too shall be.’ Meanwhile we have a task to do: to preach the Gospel and to be his witnesses in the world.

St. Mary’s Church
Sat 12ú 8.00pm 1. Andrew Houlihan, Spa Road.
2. Bridie Rohan, Main Street.
3. Brenda Farrell, Dykegate Street.
4. Jerry O’Mahony, Baile an Chóta.
Sun 13ú 11.30am John Devane, Limerick, 1ú CB.
Mon 14ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Tue 15ú 10.00am
Céad 16ú 7.30pm Martin Coggins, New York, R.I.P.
Thur 17ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Friday 18ú 7.30pm Mary and Tom Lynch, Kilfountain.
Sat 19ú 8.00pm 1. Paddy O’Connor, Baile Breac.
2. Norman Stacey, Adelaide, Australia, 1ú CB.
3. Tommy agus Síle de hÓra, Baile Riabhach.
4. Bill Dillon, Green Street.
5. Kathleen Quin, Tipperary 1ú CB, and deceased members of the Brick Family, Carhunpuka.
6. Helen & Ita Griffin, Strand St and Oldcaste, Co. Meath.
Sun 20ú 11.30am Kitty and Tim O’Connor and Nell Fitzgerald, Holy Ground.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Domh 13ú 11.00r.n. Céad Comaoine.
Sath 19ú 6.15i.n. Páidí Ó Lúing, Fán, MM.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 13ú 10.00am
Sun 20ú 10.00am
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: 19ú/20ú Bealtaine
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí Shíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. READERS: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Cóileáin; 11.30am. Céad Comaoine
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Máire Uí Shé agus Treasa Uí Chearbhaill. LÉITHEOIR: Risteard Mac Eoin.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Siobhán Uí Shé. LÉITHEOIR: Phil Uí Chatháin.
Trócaire – Amount received to date: €5,371. Thanks to all who have returned their Trócaire Boxes.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €1,020; Cash: €1,563. Total: €2,583. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Education of Clergy will be taken up next weekend, May 19th/20th as a second collection after Communion.
One hour of Adoration will take place every Sunday for the next 2 weeks, from 4pm – 5pm in St. Mary’s Church.
Rosary at the Grotto immediately after Adoration this Sunday, May 13th at 5pm and also at the Grotto near Lispole Church at 7pm on Sunday. Fáilte roimh chách.
Copies of the Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on ‘The Right To Life of The Unborn Child’ are available at the back of the 3 Parish Churches.
Céad Comaoine 2018
St. Mary’s: Sunday, Bealtaine 20ú at 11.30am.
‘Gaudete et Exultate’, ‘Rejoice and be Glad,’
Fr Jim Sheehy will hold 2 talks, on Pope Francis’ recent Exhortation: ‘Rejoice and be Glad’ at An Díseart on Thursday 17th and 24th of May, 8.00pm to 9.30pm. This call to holiness of life is very much a sharing, of Pope Francis’ own spiritual life, but also, of his reflections on the holiness of so many “ordinary” people who in their daily lives seek to live by the spirit of the Gospel, especially, as set down by Jesus in his ‘Sermon on the Mount’ (Luke 6: 20 – 23) and as witnessed to in his life. There will be an opportunity for discussion and each session will conclude with a short prayer service.
Kerry Right to Life Events
1. The 11am Mass in Church of the Resurrection on Sunday May 13th will be a Mass for Life.
2. Info Meeting in the Killarney Heights Hotel on Sunday May 13th at 7pm, speakers Barrister Ben O’Flionn, Declan Ganley and Dr. Siobhan Crowley.
Rosary: For the month of May the Rosary will be said at the Fatima Grotto on Thursday night at 8pm.
Ardfert Retreat Centre – Monday May 21st – 11am to 2pm guided Holy Hour & Mass – New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church announced by Pope Francis – Celebrant: Fr. Sean Sheehy.
The Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat this year is on at The Ardfert Retreat centre on the May 31st. 2018 – last Thursday of May.
Killarney Diabetes Support Group: HSE Dietician, Ciara McGowan will speak on Wednesday the 16th May the Dromhall Hotel at 8pm. Questions and answers with tea and coffee afterwards. All welcome.
USA Consular Service: Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Dublin will be in Tralee, Wed the 16th May, 8:00am to 5pm and Thurs 17th May 8:00am to 12.30pm. Appointments only. See Poster at the back of the Church.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 7pm in the Presbytery.

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