Hope looks for the good in people,
Hope opens doors where despair closes them,
Hope ‘lights a candle’ instead of ‘cursing the darkness,’
Hope regards problems as opportunities,
Hope pushes ahead when it would be easy to quit,
Hope draws it’s power from a deep trust in God and the basic goodness of human nature.
Céad Comaoine 2017
Comhghairdeachas le leanaí Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste ag glacadh Sacraimint an Chéad Comaoine: Áine, Aoife, Ciara, Conor, Éilíse, Eimear, Jamie, Kieran, Makayla,Sarah agus Shauna. Buíochas ó chroí le gach éinne a bhí páirteach le hullmhú agus ceiliúradh na sacraiminte.
Mo cheol sibh.
Statement from Bishop Ray Browne re Sunday Funerals in the Diocese
From Sept 1st 2017 ‘No funerals (Mass, Liturgy or burial) will take place on a Sunday in the parishes of the diocese’. This applies from Saturday mid afternoon. Removals from the church can take place on either Saturday or Sunday evening. This change is necessary for many reasons: related to good Liturgy; related to factors in individual parishes; and related to the availability of priests. Parishes are reminded that there be no exceptions to this diocesan regulation. As regards Holy Days of Obligation the rule will apply to Christmas Day and St Patrick’s Day. On the other Holy Days of Obligation for flexibility reasons the decision is left to the local parish (while still discouraging such funerals for liturgical reasons). I realise many will have reservations about this decision. It has been taken after extensive consultation with laity and clergy throughout the diocese.
There is a leaving which is necessary because it is for the good of the one leaving. For example, a person is leaving to return home or leaving to take up abetter job somewhere else. This is certainly true here. Jesus’ leaving for his own good. He is returning to his Father. To return to the Father is to go home. It is to go to honour and glory. Finalyy there is a leaving which is good not only of the one leaving but also of those left behind. Jesus’ leaving is, or will be , good for the apostles too, because he will send them the Spirit. His departure will not leave them unsupported and unguided s they feared. ‘I will not leave you orphans’, he said.
Pray for: Fr. James Downey, Fatima Home, Tralee and late of Castleisland and former Curate in Dingle. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 20ú 8.00pm 1. Paddy O Connor, Ballybrack.
2. James and Mary Browne, Baile Ghoilín.
3. Tommy and Síle de hÓra, Baile Riabhach and deceased members of the Hoare and McKenna Families.
Sun 21ú 11.30am Tom Quinn and Peadar Quinn, Coumbowler.
Dé Luain 22ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Tue 23ú 10.00am Intinn Príobháideach.
Céad 24ú 7.30pm John Hennessy, Knockahow and deceased members of the Family.
Thur 25ú 10.00am Intinn Príobháideach.
Friday 26ú 7.30pm Nellie O Sullivan, Chapel Lane.
Sat 27ú 8.00pm 1. Paud Sheehy and family, Glens.
2.Helena Deady, Milltown.
3.Maureen O’ Flaherty (nee Bowler), Station Row.
4.John Joe Murphy, Green Street.
Sun 28ú 11.30am Geraldine Kavanagh, Cluain Coille.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 20ú 6.15i.n. Intinn Príobháideach.
Sath 27ú 6.15i.n. Ann Rothery, Creggan, Abbeyfeale.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 21ú 10.00am Gearóid Garrett Fitzgearld, Goulane Beg.
Sun 28ú 10.00am Michael, Catherine and Maura O’ Sullivan, Glen Minard.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Trócaire – Please return your Trócaire Boxes as soon as possible. Amount received to date €4,206. Your support is appreciated.
Are you aware of the NCCA survey on Religious Education in our Primary Schools?
Religious Education will no longer be a subject in the state recognised Primary Schools Curriculum, under the NCCA’s proposal, unless you let your views be known. Is this a move to remove Religious Education from our schools? This move devalues and challenges the place and status of Religious Education in our schools. Is this what you want for the future generations of children? As a matter of urgency parents, teachers, Boards of Management and interested adults need to engage with the survey before closing date 26th May 2017. The NCCA survey is available online: http://www.ncca.ie/en/CurriculumandAssessment/EarlyChildhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Structure-and-Time-Allocation
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 27ú/28ú Bealtaine
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Joan Rohan, Veronica Houlihan, Patricia Flannery, Michéal O Connor . 11:30am Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.
Readers: 8.00pm Carmel Fitzgearld. 11.30am Barbara Prendergast
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane and Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí.
Léitheoir: Ann Moriarty.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéirí Eoc.: Marian Uí Luing. Léitheoir: Phil Uí Chatháin.
Rosary at the Grotto: During the month of May the Rosary will take place at the grotto of Our Lady of Fatima beside St Mary’s Church every Thursday at 8p.m weather permitting. Otherwise rosary in Church.
Confirmation Children 2017 from all our schools will be presented with their certificates on Saturday 3rd June at the vigil mass at 8p.m in St. Mary’s Church.
Corpus Christi Procession will take place the 18th June after 11.30a.m. mass.
Al-non meeting every Saturday @ 8.30pm in Ré Nua, John Street, Dingle.
Naíonra Cheann Trá: Tá Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta Teo ag eagrú cruinniú tús bliana tuismitheoirí i Naíonra Cheann Trá, Dé Máirt 24ú Bealtaine ar a 6.00i.n.
Tralee Diabetes Support Group will be held next Thursday May 25th in the Rose Hotel at 7.30p.m.
Rural Social Scheme/S.S.T Chorca Dhuibhne: Más feirmeoir nó iascaire thú agus má tá spies agat nó do chéile dul ar scéim Sóisialta Tuaithe ( Rural Social Scheme) ní mhór foirm iarratais a líonadh chun a chinntiú go bhfuil tú incháilaithe. Breis eolais ó firstname.lastname@example.org nó 0872982284.
Clothes collection in aid of Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste Thursday 15th June. Start gathering! Contact 0861717087.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (Bookings & info call 066 7134276)Diocesan Adoration Day: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy, C.C., on Thurs. 1st June 9.30am- 4.00pm. A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm. A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O’Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,089; Cash: €1,273. Total: €2,362. Míle buíochas.
Second collection taken up this weekend for the Education of Clergy.