Fógraí / Newsletter May 20th 2018


O Mary, Mother of the Life Within,
All life we entrust to you
The life of every expectant mother
and the child within her womb
the life of every human body
the life of every human soul
the life of every newborn child
and the life of all grown old.
You held the Lord to your own heart
and drew Him so close in
so draw us now in all our needs
O Mother of the Life Within. Amen.
James Kilbane, Single and Composer

Songs of Faith, Life and Family

St. Mary’s Church

Sunday June 3rd at 8pm.

Donation Tickets €15 available from the

Parish Office and after Masses.

James Kilbane, 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’.

A Word of thanks and encouragement.
The right to life of the unborn child
I thank the people and parishes of our diocese
for the positive response I received to my
Pastoral Message released two weeks ago.
I am full of admiration for all who are involved
in campaigning for the right to life of the
unborn child. Also thanks to everyone for
debating and discussing the issue gently,
respectfully and sensitively.
In recent weeks my thoughts have returned again and again to what “Doctors for Life” are saying. I believe it contains the key to this Referendum: “In every case I am dealing with two patients, the pregnant woman and the unborn child. Both are my patients. I cannot be involved in the death of one of them. Termination of pregnancy is not health care.”
If the Referendum is passed the government’s proposed legislation is extreme. I believe it will introduce a system similar to Britain where many claim that 90% of babies aborted are healthy babies.
I am voting ‘NO’ next Friday. I encourage, you to do the same. Please pray that the people of our country will choose to vote ‘NO’, thus honouring and defending the life of every unborn child.
I conclude with the words of Pope Francis:
“no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate the life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb”.

Bishop Ray Browne,
Diocese of Kerry
Pentecost Sunday 2018


Pray for Jimmy Murphy, Strand Street; James (Jamesie Jim) Fitzgerald, Goulane Beg; Phil Moriarty, Dublin and late of Main Street; Michael Ferriter, Smerwick and late of John Street; Eddie Fitzgerald, Detroit; Donal Guiney, Kiskeam and Millstreet, Co. Cork (Burial takes place in Reilig Caitlín, Fionn Trá, Dé Luain ag 2.30pm). Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
St. Mary’s Church
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.
Mon 21ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Tue 22ú 10.00am
Céad 23ú 7.30pm Billy McCarthy, Ballyhea and New York.
Thur 24ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
2.15pm Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne – Aifreann Deireadh na Bliana
Friday 25ú 7.30pm John Hennessy, Knocknahow.
Sat 26ú 8.00pm 1. John Joe Murphy, Green Street.
2. Mary and James Browne and deceased members of the Browne Family, Baile Ghoilín.
Sun 27ú 11.30am Mary and Timothy Galvin, John O’Connor and deceased members of the Galvin Family, John Street.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 19ú 6.15i.n. Páidí Ó Lúing, Fán, MM.
Sath 26ú 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 20ú 10.00am Mary and Pádraig Begley, Baile na Saor.
Sun 27ú 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: 26ú/27ú Bealtaine
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Joan Rohan, Veronica Houlihan, Patricia Flannery, Micheál O’Connor . 11:30am: Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.
READERS: Vigil: Noel O’Neill; 11.30am. Liz Higgins.
LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. LÉITHEOIR: Cathy Ní Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Breandán Ó Ciobháin. LÉITHEOIR: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
Céad Comaoine 2018
Comhghairdeachas le leanaí ag glacadh Sacraimint an Chéad Comaoine ó Bunscoil Naomh Eoin Baiste: Aisling, Emer, Grace, Jessie, Kayla, Orla May, Róise, Sadhbh, Saoirse, Jack, Patrick, Paudie agus Setanta; Bunscoil Cheann Trá: Louise, Riona, Jaic, Mattias, Muiris agus Tom; Scoil Caitlín Naofa: Cáit agus Tomás. Buíochas ó chroí le gach éinne a bhí páirteach le hullmhú agus ceiliúradh na sacraiminte. Mo cheol sibh.
Adoration for Life: One hour continues this Sunday, from 4pm – 5pm in St. Mary’s Church. Fáilte roimh chách.
Rosary: For the month of May the Rosary will be said at the Fatima Grotto on Thursday night at 8pm.
Day of Prayer for Life on Sunday next May 20th in St Brendan’s Church, Curraheen. Mass at 11am followed by Adoration from 12 noon to 6pm with Evening Prayer at 5.30.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul: West Kerry Open Day in the Dingle Skellig Hotel on Thursday May 24th from 6.30pm. Fáilte roimh chách.
Féile na gCór sa Daingean: Friday May 25th Dingle New-Music Choir and Orchestra Concert in An Díseart; Saturday May 26th Official opening 1pm – Cór Dhuibhne; 3pm Cór Fear na nDeise CD launch An Díseart with Radio na Gaeltachta; 8pm Saturday Vigil Mass, St. Mary’s Church, Dingle, New-Music; Sunday May 27th Criostóir O Loinsigh (winner of the 2017 Composition Competition, Cork) Choral Workshop on Old and Modern Irish in Choral Music; 4pm Opus 96 choir recital, ‘From Coast to Coast’ ‘Songs of Ireland and of the Sea’.
Diocese of Kerry Choir for Papal Mass: Members of parish choirs are invited to form a special choir for the Papal Mass on Sunday Aug 26th in Phoenix Park, Dublin. 130 places have been allotted to our diocese, divided between soprano, alto, tenor and bass. In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated on a lottery basis. For enquiries, please contact Tomás @ 086 3683778.
Vocations Afternoon: Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork on Saturday June 16th, 2 – 4.30pm. Email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
Ring of Kerry Cycle: Do you know anyone interested in cycling the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle? Kerry Diocesan Youth Service is asking people to join #teamKDYS. Please contact ringofkerry@kdys.ie or Cormac on 086 8411297
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) 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. (2) Self Care Day: “Tools to manage life’s every day stressors”. Facilitated by Anna O’Donoghue & Betty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 087-9447105. (3) Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4.00pm. Phone 066-7134276.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €987; Cash: €1,076. Total: €2,063. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for Education of Clergy will be taken up this weekend, May 19th/20th as a second collection after Communion.


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