Fógraí / Newsletter May 1st

 Dara Domhnach Den Cháisc 1/5/2011

Pray for Maurice Fitzgerald, Bristol, UK and late of Kinard. Solas síoraí dá anam.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Michael Hussey: 066-7139145



Sat. 30ú

8.00pm Tommy, Mamie & son Thomas Flahive, Holy Ground, CB.

Sun/Domh 1ú

9.00am May Donnelly, CB.
11.30am M. P. P. – Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Mon/Luan 2ú

7.30pm Madge and Paddy Barrett, The Mall, CB.

Tue/Máirt 3ú

10.00am I nDhil Chuimhne.
7.30pm Michael & Monica Griffin, Monaree, CB

Wed/Cead 4ú

7.30pm Private Intention.

Thur/Déard 5ú

7.30pm NO MASS in St. Mary’s – Main St. Station Area Mass in the Temperance Hall.

Fri/Aoine 6ú

7.30pm David O’Connell, Spa Road, CB.

Sat/Sath. 7ú

10.00am Oliver Healy, Goat Street, CB.
8.00pm Jim O’Sullivan, England, CB.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00pm Friday 10.30 – 11.30am


Sun/Domh. 1ú

10.00am Peter and Peggy Devane, Ballymac and their daughter Sheila Tangney, CB.

Fri/Aoine 6ú

8.00pm Johnny and Sheila Dorgan, Minard, CB

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domhnach 1ú

10.30r.n. Cáit Bn. Uí Loingsigh, CB.

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Trócaire and Dues Envelopes

Extra envelopes for the Easter Dues are  available at the back of the 3 Churches. Please remember to return your Trócaire Boxes. Your support of Trócaire is vital as the Lenten campaign is the most significant source of income for Trócaire each year. Amount received to date: €2,648. Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity towards all our Parish and Diocesan Collections.  Go méadaí Dia bhur stór.

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,214; Cash: €2,900;

Total: €4,114. Míle buíochas.

Diocesan Collection for Kerry Mission Outreach will be taken up as a second collection after communion this weekend the April 30th and May 1st. The Mission Sunday collection goes towards the support of priests, seminarians, religious and catechists in distant missionary lands. In 2010, the Collection amounted to €58,208 in the Kerry Diocese. Thanks to those who contributed for their great generosity.

First Friday Visits: Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh will make his First Friday calls as usual next week. Fr Bernard Healy will make his next calls in June.

Streaming Video from St Mary’s

Live streaming video from St Mary’s was launched at our Holy Thursday Mass.  This means that it will be possible to view and hear Masses and other services from St Mary’s over the internet.  This is intended as a service to the housebound who are unable to come to church and to enable those who live far from the parish to prayerful unite themselves with the prayer of our community on significant occasions. The video stream will be visible by following the link at http://www.naomhmuire.wordpress.com/video 
Parishioners with technical know-how are encouraged to help friends and relatives who would benefit from this service to access this video link.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(7ú/8ú Bealtaine)

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 2; Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.  Readers: 8.00p.m. Helen Higgins; 9.00a.m. Gobnait Uí Chonchúir; 11.30a.m. Pat O’Connor. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghrífin agus Eric Mitchell. Léitheoir: Máire Uí Ghrifin. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.

Corpus Christi 2010-2012 / Neighbourhood Station Masses

In preparation for our annual procession and the Eucharistic Congress 2012 the neighbourhood Station Masses in town continues with Mass for the residents of Main Street on Thursday evening May 5th at 7.30pm in the Temperance Hall. Consequently, there will be no evening Masses on these Thursday Evenings in St. Mary’s Church as these Masses are open to all parishioners in our preparation for Corpus Christi.


Oilithreacht na Gaeltachta go Lourdes West Kerry Pilgrimage 7th – 12th Oct. 2011 .Cúig oíche i Lourdes – ag fágaint Aerphort Chiarraí. Costas: €690. Deposit €160. Contact Siobhán Bn. Uí Shé, Ard a’ Bhóthair, Ceann Trá nó Máiread Bn. Uí tShíthigh, An Daingean or Galvin’s Travel Agency tel. 066-9151409; fax 066-9152156 or email: mauricegalvinstravel@eircom.net

Pilgrimage to Northumbria: Departs Cork Airport will visit Lindisfarne, Whitby; Cathedral of Durham, Gothic York Minster; and many other places. Group limited to 25, Cost is €700. Contact Fr. Jim jimsheehy@diseart.ie; 0862625498 or Isabel Bennet at isbennet@iol.ie; 9159012 or An Díseart at: 9152476. Some seats still available.


Dingle Community Games – Cake Sale in Gairdín Muire next Saturday May 7th from 10.00am. Toastmasters – Thursday May 12th at 8.15pm in Benner’s Hotel. See website www.d71.org

Ardfert Retreat Centre: Anthony de Mello SJ, weekend of Prayer and Meditation – 13th to 15th May with John Callanan SJ. To book Tel.: 066-7134276.

Divine Mercy Sunday Séipéal Naomh Uinseann, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh 1ú Bealtaine 2011 at 3pm. Fáilte roimh cách.

Beatification of John Paul II

This Sunday – Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1st – will see the beatification of Pope John Paul II in Rome.  Many Irish people will remember his visit to our country in 1979 when he encouraged and strengthened us in our faith and made an appeal for peace in Northern Ireland.  When he was elected, his vigour, strength and charisma made an immediate impression.  His experiences during the Second World War and in Communist Poland made him a champion of human rights and his witness undoubtedly helped lead to the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. He was a missionary Pope who visited more countries and met more people than any previous pontiff.  His rapport with young people will be especially remembered who recognised in him someone who spoke with integrity and conviction.
The foundation of the public aspects of his ministry of teaching, governing and building up the Church was a profound spiritual life.  Pope John Paul II was greatly influenced by Carmelite spirituality and had a deep devotion to Our Lady.  His Papal motto –Totus Tuus (Totally Yours) reflects that Marian devotion.
With his beatification, Pope John Paul II will be known as ‘Blessed John Paul II’ and his feast-day will be celebrated in Rome and Poland.  The opening prayer of the Mass for that feast-day makes reference to two of his encyclicals – Dives in Misericordia (Rich in Mercy) and Redemptor Hominis (The Redeemer of Mankind).

O God, who are rich in mercy
and who willed that the Blessed John Paul II
should preside as Pope over your universal Church,
grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching,
we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ,
the sole Redeemer of mankind.
Who lives and reign with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever, Amen.

Prayer for Vocations

Through the intercession of John Paul II may each of us answer the call to holiness. May the Men and Women called to priesthood and religious life have the courage to “Yes”.

Diaconate – Applications are now invited for the Diocese of Kerry. Applicant must be between 35 –60 for married men and 25 – 60 for single men. Contact Fr. Eoin Mangan Tel: 0872401201;  eoin@mangan.com 

Do you feel called to the Priesthood?

Contact Vocation Director – Fr. Liam Lovell on 087-1640967  or email: liam.lovell@yahoo.ie

Our Easter Garden

Míle buíochas to our Liturgy Group and in particular to Michael O’Connor and Celsus Sheehy for their much admired creation.

Beannachtaí na Cásca

Beannachtaí na Cásca to all our parishioners and visitors. We thank all who participated in our Holy Week Ceremonies and in particular to all who attentively look after our three Parish churches together with all who prepared and presented all our liturgies.

Céad míle fáilte to all our visitors and to all who are participating in Féile na Bealtaine agus Féile Pan Cheilteach.

Aifreann na bhFéilte

Dé Domhnach 1ú Bhealtaine 11.30am.

Dingle Parish Pastoral Council and Liturgy Group mark Féilte Phan-Cheilteach agus Bealtaine with a special liturgy on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. This year we will highlight and celebrate the talents and skill of all Corca Dhuibhne folk involved in the craft of publishing and printing. With this in view we are including a significant procession showing the finished product of all crafts folk in the publishing industry – books, magazines, posters, etc. We also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of An Duinníneach. Craobh na nÁirne of the Killarney Gaelic League have been invited to pay their special tribute to An Duinníneach, Fr. Pádraig Ó Duinnín – the Jesuit from Sliabh Luachra of Dictionary fame will be remembered at next Sunday’s liturgy. Enquiries: contact Parish Office 066-9151208.

Ráth Dé ar an obair agus naoi gcéad míle fáilte dár gcuairteoirí.


A Chiaráin, Íosa, Muire agus Seosamh

leat, inne, inniu, anocht, amárach.

Go síoraí. Íosa, Muire agus Seosamh

Leat, ag gol, ag gáirí leat, a Chiaráin,

ag smaoineamh ort i bhFlaitheas

an chine dhaonna, i bParthas.

An clog ag bualadh a sé ar maidin,

Anam Chiaráin aiséirithe

le hÍosa, Muire agus Seosamh

i bhFlaitheas Dé, Parthas.

Deireadh agus Tús

An Dá Aiséirí.

Ach tá

an Bás

cosúil leis an mBreith.

Fágaimid slán lena chéile,

ach ní go brách.


Dheineamar gol de ló is d’oíche.

Anois na súile tirim agus deora silte.

Spalladh anama orainn.


Beadsa ag faire amach daoibh

más féidir –

Geallaimse daoibh sna focail seo

sa chlapsholas.      (Míchéal Ó Fionnáin: 1954 –2010)

Bealtaine in Kerry

“Bealtaine” meaning “May” is a time of great importance as it ushers in the welcomed summer with its sun, heat, bright long days and growth.  The Gaelic word means the mouth “béal” of the fire “tine”.  A further interpretation indicates that béal refers to the Phoenician god Baal whom the ancient Semitic peoples regarded as local deities who were authors of the soil’s fertility and of the increase of flocks.  A North Kerry custom recalls how the young Ballyheigue men would leap through the May Eve bonfire.  Another celtic custom of this night is that of driving cattle through the same fire in an ancient ritual of cleansing and preparing to drive them on to meadows on the first Sunday of May. Glenstall monk Seán Ó Duinn tells about “the Rites of Bealtaine among the Celts” Ó Duinn states that while the Roman and Germanic peoples loved stability the Celts preferred movement picturing an image of the driving of cattle between the two fires “idir dhá thine Bhealtaine”. Furthermore, he explains that the practice of buailteachas followed i.e. taking the cows to the hills for summer grazing showing the theme of dynamic seasonal movement following the sacred ritual. (Danaher 1972:96-100) 

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