Fógraí / Newsletter May 4th 2014

Bliain A – 4ú Bealtaine 2014
An Tríú Domhnach Den Cáisc
Pray for John Joe Landers, Boston, U.S.A. and late of Knockavrogeen; Bríd Brosnan, Traldd and late of Banogue. Solas síoraí dá anam.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Michael Hussey – 066-7139145.
Sat/Sath 3ú Multi-Intentions 8.00pm 1. Tommy and Mamie Flahive, their son Thomas, Holy Ground, CB.
2. David O’Connell, Spa Road, CB.
3. Mikey and Hannah Baker, Baile na Buaile and their daughter Mary O’Grady, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, CB.
Sun 4ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Luain 5ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Máirt 6ú 10.00am Intinn Pearsanta.
Wed 7ú 7.30pm John Sheehy, CB., Spa Road and deceased members of the Sheehy Family.
Déard 8ú 10.00am No 10.00am Mass – Neighbourhood Station Mass in The Temperance Hall at 7.30pm.
Fri 9ú 7.30pm Antóin Ó Maoileóin, Baile an Ghoilín, CB.
Sat/Sath 10ú
Multi-Intentions 8.00pm Andrew Houlihan, Spa Road, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tuesday & Wednesday 10.30am – 10pm.
Thurs 10.30 – 11.30am except when it is a First Friday, then
it will be on that Friday. “Come and See” says the Lord.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Domh/Sun 4ú 10.00am Bridie, Kathleen and Pat Garvey, Deerpark, CB.
Domh/Sun 11ú 10.00am An Chéad Chomaoine.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 3ú 10.00r.n Cait Ni Loingsigh, Baile an tSléibhe, CB
Satharn 10ú 6.15i.n. Martin and Tess Sears, Ceann Trá, CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
10ú / 11ú Bealtaine 2014
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: Dónal Ó Ciobhán. 11.30a.m.: Aisling O’Connor.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan agus Donnacha Ó Súilleabháín. Léitheoirí: Rang 2 – Céad Comaoine
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €1,106; Cash: €938.
Total: €2,044. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for the Education of Priests will be taken up this weekend May 3rd/4th as a second collection after communion.

Dingle Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Thursday May 8th at 8.30pm in the Presbytery.
Trócaire and Dues Envelopes
Spare Easter Dues Envelopes and Trócaire Boxes are available at the back of the Churches. The Easter Dues Envelopes can be returned in the Sunday collection.
NB: We ask that anybody paying the Dues by cheque would please make it payable to Teach na Sagart and anybody paying Trócaire by cheque to make it payable to Dingle Parish Church owing to bank requirements.
Trócaire received to date: €3,011. Míle Buíochas.
The Irish Cancer Society offers free transport service to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments in Cork Univ. Hospital, Kerry Gen Hospital & the Mercy Univ Hospital, Cork. Contact hospitals or Gail on 01 2310 566.
The Irish Workhouse Past and Present National Conference May 17th – 18th Portumna, Co. Galway. Contact 090-9759200. See poster in Church Porch.
Dingle Women’s Mini Marathon on Sat, May 17th 2014. The event is being run on a ‘not for profit’ basis and the beneficiaries are The National Breast Cancer Research Institute, The Saoirse Foundation – Liam’s Lodge Project, and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne for the development of a running track and sports pitch. Register at PCD or call 066-9151515 or on line www.dingleminimarathon.com Please Support. “Ar Scáth a chéile”
Marriages and Baptisms
Marriages: We congratulate the following who were married in our Parish Jan – April 2014:
Ruth Lynch, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare and
Paul Fabricius, Nicholas St., Limerick.
Aoife Gallagher, Corofin, Co. Galway and
Michael Fennelly, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.
Marina Ryan, Ballyhea, Co. Cork and
Stephen O’Leary, Mayfield, Cork.
Barbara Johnson, The Grove, Dingle and
Alexander Cope, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Jennifer McManus, The Ward, Co. Dublin and
Garrett Pitcher, Malahide, Co. Dublin.
Helena Leen, Ballyduff, Co. Kerry and
Donagh Walsh, Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale.
Lisa Marie Dunphy, Frankfield, Cork and
Ruairi Ó Bric, Ballygeard, Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Elizabeth Scanlon, The Grove, Dingle and
Colm Ashe, Main Street, Annascaul.
Laura Scanlon, The Grove, Dingle and
Paul Kelleher, Dublin Hill, Cork.
Susan O’Carroll, Moneyville, Kildare Town and
David Dempsey, Dunmurry Court, Kildare Town.
Jennifer Novotny, Meadville Pennsylvania, USA and
Jeffrey Mulrooney, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA.
We welcome into the Catholic Church children who were baptised in our Parish Jan – April.
Caoimhe Ní Lúing Ní tSíthigh, Sráid Eoin;
Lexi Louise Hutchinson, Moorstown, Baile na nGall;
Cian Gerard Murphy, Cnoc an Carn, Chapel Lane;
Muiris Micheál Fanning, The Wood, Dingle;
James Thomas Russell, Artane, Dublin 15;
Leah Michelle Nic Gearailt, Carraig, Baile na nGall;
Éabha Claire Gavin, Kinard West, Lios Póil;
Daniel Ciarán Murphy, Firies, Killarney;
Tomás James Flannery, Radharc na Mara, The Wood;
Dolan Rose O’Donoghue, Augusta, South Carolina, USA;
Ruby Ann Szczepanska, Ballinasteenig, Lispole;
Jack Denis Brosnan, Bínn Bán, Dingle;
Muireann Léan Ní Dhubhda O’Dowd, Garfinny;
Emma Kate Kennedy, Cois Chnoic, Dingle;
Jack Patrick Bruce Antoniotti, Castleknock, Dublin 15;
Holy Ava Galvin, Gortonora, Dingle.
Ár gCóineartú
Our Patron Saints / Laochra an Chreidimh No. 94. Mary is known as the Blessed Virgin, Mother of God. Her date of birth is not known but is celebrated every 8th of September. Mary was engaged to a carpenter named Joseph and became the mother of Our Lord. She was visited by the Angel Gabriel who told her she would become pregnant with the Messiah through immaculate conception. While Mary was pregnant, a decree was ordered requiring Joseph to return to his hometown of Bethlehem where he could be taxed. Mary gave birth in a stable there. Mary is not mentioned a lot in the Bible but was present at the crucifixion of Our Lord.
The Blessed Virgin appeared 6 times to 3 children in Fatima, Portugal between May and October 1917. She said it was important to pray the Rosary daily. It was her favourite prayer as it reflects on the life of her Son. She also appeared on numerous occasions in 1858 to a 14 year old girl called Bernadette in Lourdes, France. On the 21st of August 1879 fifteen people including men, women and children witnessed an apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist at the gable end of a small parish church in Knock Co. Mayo.
May is the month when we celebrate Our Lady by crowning a statue of Mary with flowers and making altars in our houses and schools. Mary’s signature prayer is the Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee,
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now
And at the hour of our death, Amen.
I chose Mary as my confirmation name as my Nan died a few years ago and she was named Mary. My other Nan has Mary as her middle name also. (Maeve – Scoil Eoin Baiste)
Corpus Christi 2014 / Neighbourhood Station Masses
In preparation for our annual Corpus Christ procession on June 22nd 2014 the Neighbourhood Station Masses for the residents of Main Street will be celebrated on this Thursday May 8th at 7.30pm in The Temperance Hall. 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 Sunday June 22nd.
Do This In Memory
Déanaigí É Seo i gCuimhne
NB: We invite all First Communicants and Parents / Guardians to occupy the front seats of our church today, please. Our next special liturgy will be in St. Mary’s only on Sunday June 21st at 11.30am for Corpus Christi Procession. The Volunteer co-ordinators will give each child a copy of the Grapevine / An Fhíniúin. Please study and discuss together at home.
First Communion / Céad Comaoine
N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Domh. 11ú Bealtaine 10am.
N. Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Domh. 18ú Bealtaine 10am.
N. Muire, Dingle – Sunday May 25th 11.30am.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: Pope Francis – Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) – a guide to our pastoral mission in the near future – Sat. 10th May 10am – 5.00pm presented by Fr. Jim Sheehy. Myers Briggs – “understanding myself and others…” Friday 16th May 8 – 9.30pm and Saturday 17th May 10 am – 4 pm also presented by Fr. Jim Sheehy. Booking 066-7134276. E.mail: ardfertretreat@eircom.net
St. Joseph the Worker – Féile na Bealtaine 2014 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 accomplishments of our young people and the skilled work of our crafts folk in all the restoration work following our Winter storms. Dingle Parish Liturgy Group thanks all who participated in our celebration of human work at our May Eve liturgy and especially údaráisí agus múinteoirí Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne agus Cólaiste Íde.
Coinnle: Bernie agus Mary, Manchester.
Bratacha: Aodán, Violet, Joan agus Cassandra.
Duais Pramerica: Sorcha ar son Elysha – buaiteoir
Pramerica Spirit of Community Award.
Comórtas Aistriúcháin: Aileen – buaiteoir National Juvenile Translation Competition.
Cispheil: Ella – thar Bhuaiteoirí – Réigiúnach II.
Oráid Poblí: Evangeline – buaiteoir Réigiúnach i gComórtas Soroptimist.
Sean Nós Scéalaíochta: Siobhán agus Ellen ar son Gwendolin – buaiteoir Comórtais Oidhreacht Chorca D.
Cuisle: Samantha agus Aoife – buaiteoirí Cuisle Poetry Competition.
Oireachtas na nGael: Prionnsias agus Tríona – buaiteoirí Lúibíní agus Scéalaíocht.
Drámaíocht: Nícole – buaiteoir An Fhéile Náisiúnta.
Fiontar: Niamh, Sibéal agus Ricí – buaiteoirí Craobh an Chontae agus Craobh na hÉireann.
NNI Press Pass: Ellen – buaiteoir Duais Iriseoireachta.
Junior Cert Woodwork: Brian ar son Pádraig a fuair “the highest grade in Ireland”.
Ceol: Dónal ar son buaiteoirí Craobh na hÉireann Scléip 2014.
Dlúthchéirnín: Niamh ar son ceoltóirí “Ar Scáth Chéile C.D.”.
Cispheil: Doireann, Rachel agus Aoife ar son buaiteoirí Réigiún Iar Dheiscirt agus Comórtas “Team Kerry”.
Badminton: Rory ar son buaiteoirí Craobh Chiarraí agus Craobh na Mumhan.
Peil: Tom agus Marc ar son buaiteoirí Corn Uí Mhuirí don 3ú uair as a chéile agus Corn Uí hÓgáin.
Ceol, Cúrsaí Gaeilge na Mináirde agus Obair Dheisiúcháin: Micheál.
Saor Adhmaid: Pádraig.
Gáirdíní agus Tidy Towns: Paddy.
An Fíon agus an tArán: Clann Monahan, U.S.A.
Ráth Dé ó Bhealtaine go Lúnasa, Alleluia.
Santa Fé’s Spiral Staircase – Mayday Machnamh
A French architect had designed the Santa Fé chapel for the Sisters of Loreto in close imitation of the famous “Sainte Chapelle” in Paris. It was a small chapel and he forgot to provide enough room for a staircase leading up to the choir loft 22 feet above.
Carpenter after carpenter had tried to find a way to solve the problem without success. They said it couldn’t be done.
A few weeks before Christmas of 1878 a carpenter arrived, his burro laden with wood. He said he had come to build a staircase and it would be done by Christmas.
On Christmas Eve the sisters entered the chapel and before their eyes was a beautiful spiral staircase gracefully winding upward to the choir loft. It had 33 steps, one for each year in the life of Our Lord. It had no nails, just wooden pegs. The spiral made two complete 360 degree turns with no central support. It seemed to float on air.
This staircase stands today, just as it was on that Christmas Eve in 1878. Architects still shake their heads and say, “Impossible.”
The sisters never did find out who this mysterious carpenter was. He left without payment. A young girl who lived with the sisters said that she had talked to him, and his name was José – Spanish for “Joseph”.

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