Fógraí / Newsletter May 3rd 2015

Bliain B – 3ú Bealtaine 2015
An Cúigiú Domhnach den Cháisc
Year of Consecrated Life
Pray for Michael Healy, Chapel Lane; Brendan Bowler, Arklow and late of Smerwick.
Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Michael Hussey: 066-7139145.
Sat/Sath 2ú 8.00pm 1. Kathleen O’Donoghue, Baile na Buaile, MM
2. Tommy & Mamie Flahive and their son Thomas, Holyground, CB.
3. Pauline Healy, Ashmount Terrace, 1ú CB.
Sun 3ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Luain 4ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Máirt 5ú 10.00am
Wed 6ú 7.30pm
Déard 7ú No 10.00am Mass – Neighbourhood Station Mass for John St and Marian Park at The Grotto in Marian Park at 7.30pm.
Friday 8ú 7.30pm Andrew Houlihan, Spa Road, CB.
Sat/Sath 9ú 8.00pm 1. Eileen and Patrick Ashe, Kinard, CB.
2. Antaine Ó Maoileoin, Baile an Ghoilín, CB
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tuesday and Wednesday 10.30am – 10pm.
Every First Friday 10.30 – 11.30am. “Come and See” says the Lord.
NB: In the event of a Funeral, adoration will begin after the Mass.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Domh. 3ú

Multi-Intention 10.00am 1. John Moriarty, Deerpark, MM.
2. Pat, Bridie and Kathleen Garvey, Deerpark, CB.
3. Johnny & Sheila Dorgan, Minard W., CB
4. Bridie O’Sullivan, Reenbee, CB.
Domh. 10ú 10.00am Maurice & Jim Griffin, Tubber, CB and deceased members of the Griffin family.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 2ú 6.15i.n. John Patrick Hollaender R.I.P. Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh agus Cologne Funeral Mass.
Satharn 9ú 6.15i.n. Bríd Uí Fhiannachta agus a fear chéile Muiris, Baile Chóta, CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
Offertory Collection
Envelopes: €1,098; Cash: €912. Total: €2,010.
Míle buíochas. Diocesan Collection for Education of Clergy will be taken up this weekend May 2nd/3rd as a second collection after Communion.

Trócaire and Dues Envelopes 2015
Please return the Easter Dues Envelopes and Trócaire boxes in the Sunday collection if you have not done so already.
NB: If paying by cheque please make it payable to Teach na Sagart for the Dues and Dingle Parish for Trócaire. Trócaire received to date: €4,320.
Míle buíochas to all for your contributions to date.
“Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór”
First Communion / Céad Comaoine
11.30am: Séipéal Naomh Muire Sunday May 10th.
10.00am: Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste, Bealtaine 17ú.
10.00r.n.: Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Bealtaine 24ú.
Corpus Christi Mass & Procession June 7th 11.30am.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn
9ú/10ú Bealtaine 2015
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir and Mary Diony O’Connor. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty and Clár Uí Loingsigh. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3. Readers: Vigil: Liz Higgins. 11.30a.m.: Barbara Prendergast.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Scóláirí.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Eilín Uí Lúing.
Oilithreacht na Gaeltachta
West Kerry Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Ceithre oíche i Lourdes – ag fágaint Aerphort Chiarraí 2ú – 6ú Deireadh Fómhair 2015. 4 Nights, staying in the Hotel Agena, departing from Kerry Airport. All in price is €685. Eolas ó Galvin’s Travel Agency, John St., 066-9151409 nó Siobhán Uí Shé, Margaret Sheehy, Áine Uí Chathasaigh nó Marian O’Sullivan.
Catholic Grandparents Association monthly meeting will be on in Gáirdín Mhuire at 8pm on Wednesday May 6th.
Blood Donor Clinic at Dingle Pobalsxoil Chorca Dhuibhne on Thursday May 7th 2015 – 6pm to 9pm.
Dingle Darkness into Light Walk/Run: Final registration dates and t-shirt collection: Please Register for Darkness into Light walk/run or those already registered can collect their T-Shirt in Strawberry Beds across from St. Mary’s Church Friday May 1st 4-6 pm, Saturday May 2nd 12-2,Friday May 8th 4-6.Please bring your registration receipt to collect your t-shirt. We recommend you bring a torch.
Introduction to PARENT PLUS ‘Early Years’ Programme Dingle. A practical & positive guide to parenting young children 1-6 years of age.- 7th & 14th May 2015, 7-9pm in Áiseanna na hÓige. Info: Áiseanna na hÓige 066-9152889 / Castlemaine FRC 066 9767833/086 0580019.
Lough Derg will hold a special Day Retreat ‘Hope and Encouragement for a New Beginning’ on Wednesday 20th May. Fr Ben Hughes, who promotes healing and well-being, will facilitate the day which will be beneficial to anyone who is living with or struggling with any issue that is holding them back or hurting their life. Advance booking is essential. For more information contact Lough Derg on 071 9861518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518).
1916 Commemoration Info Sessions and Workshops hosted by Kerry County Council will take place at the Dingle Skellig Hotel May 13th 7.30 – 9.00pm; Fáilte roimh cách.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) ‘At Home with the Bible’ an opportunity to become familiar with the Bible. May 5th, 12th & 19th 7 – 8.30pm. (2) Preached Retreat: July 6th – 12th ‘The Human Journey – a way of relating to oneself, other and God’ with Fr Michael Rodgers.
(3) Certificate in Spirituality course which will be run in the Autumn is designed for adults to share the Word of God in family life, parish life and the wider community. On successful completion of the course, the
participants will have a deeper understanding of their own faith and a willingness to share it with others. Application forms and details available
at www.ardfertretreatcentre.org or phone 066 7134276.
Laochra an Chreidimh II – Patrons
Naomh Claudia: The martyr St. Claudia was the mother of Linus the second Pope. Tradition identified her as the daughter of a defeated British King who was imprisoned in Rome where his daughter Claudia became a Christian. She is the Claudia mentioned in St. Paul’s Second letter to Timothy. Her feast day is August 7th.
I chose St. Claudia because I liked the name and she stood up for what she believed in and the freedom to do what was right.
I heard the story of a lady named Claudia born in 1909 and was born into abject and total poverty and into an abusive family. Despite all of the suffering she was forced to endure, little Claudia did not give into her suffering but rather used as a tool to gain strength. At the age of six she was taken out of her family and placed into a Wish House one of the many orphanages that were then secretly run by the order. In the loving care of the Order, Claudia grew into a strong woman who joined the holy orders at the age of 22. Claudia then dedicated her life to working with the poor to ease their suffering. A number of healing miracles became associated with her and she converted a large number of people to the faith.
(Serena – Bunscoil an Chlochair)
Corpus Christi 2015
Neighbourhood Station Masses
In preparation for our annual Corpus Christi procession on June 7th 2015 the Neighbourhood Station Masses will take place as follows:
(1) Mass for the residents of John Street and Marian Park on Thursday May 7th at 7.30pm at the Grotto in Marian Park.
(2) Mass for the residents of Strand St, An Choill and Ard na Mara on Thursday May 14th at 7.30pm in Fish Barr at the Marina Restaurant.
(3) Mass for the residents of Carn Ard, Ashmount Terrace, Fearann Redmond and Barr na Coille on Thursday May 21st at 7.30pm in Dingle Oceanworld.
(4) Mass for the residents of Cúilín, Emilough and Mail Road on Thursday May 28th at 7.30pm in the Oratory of West Kerry Community Hospital.
(5) Mass in Gort a’ Chairn Famine Cemetery at 10am on Thursday June 4th; Assemble at the Holy Stone at 9.30am for procession along Chapel Lane.
(6) Mass for the residents of Green Street, Holy Ground and Bridge Street on Thursday June 4th at 7.30pm in Gáirdín Muire.
(7) Mass for the residents of Avondale, Dykegate Street and Grey’s Lane in The Phoenix Cinema on Saturday June 6th at 10am.
NB: Consequently, there will be no Mass on these Thursdays in St. Mary’s Church, as these Masses are open to all parishioners in preparation for Corpus Christi Mass and Parish Procession on Sunday June 7th at 11.30am.

Some Changes in Our May Masses
A Phobal na Páirte,
You are asked to take special note of the following alterations of some weekend Mass schedules due to First Communion and Páidí Ó Sé Commemorative Event.
Bealtaine / May 2015
Dé Domh. Bealtaine 17ú 10am S. Caitlín, Fionn Trá.
(N.B. Ní bheidh Aifreann Bigile ar an Sathairn i Séipéal Caitlín.)
Dé Sath 23ú 6.15pm Vigil Mass S. Eoin Baiste, LiosPóil
Dé Domhnach 24ú 10r.n. Séipéal Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Céad Comaoine.
(N.B. We thank you for passing on the details of these necessary changes to all acquaintances visiting our Parish).
St. Joseph the Worker
Féile na Bealtaine 2015
Fáilte ‘s fiche dár gcuairteoirí go léir le haghaidh an Fhéile. “Tús maith leath na hoibre” as we honoured St. Joseph paying particular tribute to the business, sporting, literary and cultural accomplishments of our young people and the work of all who participate in our Liturgies and care for our Churches. Dingle Parish Liturgy Group thanks all who participated in our celebration of human work at our May 1st liturgy and especially údaráisí agus múinteoirí Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne agus Cólaiste Íde. Ráth Dé ar an Obair

The Marriage Referendum
Information meeting on the Marriage Referendum for Corca Dhuibne will be held on Monday May 11th in the Dingle Skellig Hotel at 8pm. Fáilte roimh cách. There will be a short presentation followed by Q&A, hosted by Mothers and Fathers Matter Kerry. Information from mfmkerry@gmail.com
“The effects of the referendum of 22 May will be far reaching for this and for future generations. Catholic bishops are concerned that, should the amendment be passed, it will become increasingly difficult:
• To speak any longer in public about marriage as being between a man and a woman;
• To teach children in school about marriage;
• For those who sincerely continue to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman as they may be forced to act against their conscience.
(Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference)
(Copies of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Newsletter ‘The Meaning of Marriage’ and Heather’s personal story on redefining marriage and parenting are available at the back of the Churches – please take one).

There are attempts by some in contemporary society to change the definition or understanding of what exactly constitutes marriage. Efforts to gain approval for and acceptance of same-sex unions as marriages are examples. While the Church clearly teaches that discrimination against any group of people is wrong, efforts to make cohabitation, domestic partnerships, same-sex unions and polygamous unions equal to marriage are misguided and also wrong. The Church and her members need to continue to be a strong and clear voice in protecting an understanding of marriage which is rooted in natural law and revealed in God’s law.
Today, advocacy for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships presents a new challenge to our understanding of marriage and its unique role in society … This is not compatible with seeing the family based on marriage as the necessary basis of the social order and as indispensable to the welfare of the Nation and the State. Nor does it ‘guard with special care the institution of Marriage, on which the Family is founded’ (Art. 41.3.1, The Irish Constitution) …
Often those who call for legal recognition of same-sex partnerships present it as a matter of fairness, equality and civil rights. The Church holds that basic human rights must be afforded to all people. This can and should be done without sacrificing the bedrock of society that is marriage and the family and without violating the religious freedom of individuals and institutions. To promote and protect the unique nature of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is itself a matter of justice.
(Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults: Pages 311 – 313)

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