Fógraí / Newsletter November 19th 2023

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

November 19th, 2023



Thirty-Third Sunday

in Ordinary Time

Pray for Bill Barry, Swords, Co. Dublin; Martin Ashe, Aughills, Inch. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 18ú 6.15pm 1. John and Bridie O’Connor and their daughter, Ann, John Street.

2. Michael and Bridie Graham, Grey’s Lane. 3. Bridie O’Connor, Com a’ Liaigh and her husband John, and her brother, Jerry Flaherty, Tíorabháin. 4. Liam Higgins and deceased family members. 5. Geraldine O’Connor, Mail Road. 6. Michael Houlihan and his son Andrew, Spa Road.

Sun 19ú 11.30am Thomas Evans, Minard East, MM.

Mon 20ú 10.00am Sa Díseart.

Tues 21ú 10.00am Seán O’Connor, Leataoibh.

Wed 22ú 10.00am Mary and Michael O’Callaghan, Marian Park.

Thurs 23ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.

Fri 24ú 6.15pm Parish Volunteers.

Sat 25ú 6.15pm 1. Paud and Sheila Quinn, Ceann Trá MM. 2. Patrick Anthony (Tony) O’Dowd, Dublin and Knockavrogeen.

3. Edelle Lundon, Cill na gCléirigh. 4. Seán Ruiséal, Cathair Bó Sine. 5. Paudie Garvey, Minard East and his parents John and Hannah, Marian Park.

Sun 26ú 11.30am Deceased members of the Barrett Family, Ballybowler.

Confessions: Friday after the 6.15pm Mass.

Rotas: Next Week: Euch. Mins: 6.15pm Blandina O’Connor, Barbara Prendergast and Joan Rohan. 11:30am: Anne Curran and Patricia Williams. Readers: 6.15pm: Anne Lundon. 11.30am: Pat O’Connor. Cleaners Team 2.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Sun, 19ú 10.00am Tom and Eileen Greaney, Baile na Saor.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Ceiliúrfar Aifreann do Lá Chaitlíona, Dé Sathairn, 25ú Samhain, ag 11.00rn. Ní bheidh Aifreann 7.30in ann an tráthnóna seo.

Léitheoir: Cáit Ní Chatháín

All those who take Communion to non-family members are asked to contact the Parish Office by Monday, November 20th.

Thought for the day: What does God desire of us? This simple question is perhaps not asked frequently enough! It can be made quite personal: what does God want of me, from me? In the end, the answer has to be, in the words of the song, “all that I am,” precisely because God loves all that I am. This will mean allowing ourselves to be loved. It will also mean responding with my whole self, including all the gifts of body, mind and soul that God has bestowed upon me. In the end, God does hope that we may be and become our true selves. Nothing less is adequate to God’s own love for us.

Prayer: We are truly grateful to you, God our creator and redeemer, for your many gifts. We ask your help that we may use all you have given us for your glory and for the good of our neighbour. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pope Francis on X: As young people, you are the joyful hope of the Church and of a humanity always on the move. I would like to take you by the hand and walk with you on the path of hope.

Pope’s Intention for November: We pray for the Holy Father; as he fulfils his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him, with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Michael Moynihan 087-6551902.

Offertory Collection: €1,435.00.

Sincere thanks to all who have returned the November Offering and list. If you have not already done so, we would appreciate your returning them as soon as possible. Your list of the dead can be placed with the offering in the envelope provided. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Teach na Sagart. Spare envelopes and lists are also available at the back of the churches of the parish. Le Mór-Bhuíochas.

Parish Envelopes 2024: If there are any Parishioners who would like to receive Parish Envelopes for 2024, please contact the Presbytery on 066-9151208 as soon as possible. Using the envelopes allows the Parish to claim back tax from PAYE Workers and Self-Employed who have contributed €250 or more during the year. Buíochas ó chroí for your great support and generosity. 

‘Roses for Remembrance’ Mass for all who died in the past year in West Kerry Community Hospital will take place on Wednesday Nov 29th at 11am in the Hospital.

Webinar – Shaping the Future of Parishes

The Diocese of Kerry will host a webinar, “Moving Forward in Hope – shaping together a future for our local church communities, parishes and pastoral areas” on Monday, November 27th at 7.30pm. The speaker, Dr Jessie Rogers, will explore God’s call to us as a Church today. This will prepare us for parish meetings to be held throughout the diocese in February 2024, where we will plan together for the future of our parishes. To register, www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

Gluten Free hosts are available from the Priest at Communion time.

31 Card Drive, tables of 8 will be held in Quinn’s Pub, Ceann Trá on Sunday November 26th at 6.00pm. Proceeds in aid of Scoil Cheann Trá.

Parish Office at the Presbytery, Dingle. Office Hours: Tuesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Wednesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Thursday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Parish Office: Tel.:066 9151208.

Tap to Donate terminals are located at the back of St Mary’s Church. Machines are programmed to donate €5 to the Parish each time they are used.

Parish Volunteers Night: Parish Volunteers are invited to an evening of appreciation on Friday November 24th, beginning with Mass in St. Mary’s Church at 6.15pm followed by refreshments in Benner’s Hotel. Please inform the parish office on 066-9151208 or by text to 086-0520915 if you will be attending (by November 22nd). Places are limited.

Christmas Market in aid of Focus Ireland will take place in the Díseart, Sunday, November 26th between 12.00 – 5.00pm.  Fáilte roimh chách.

Baskets for the Offertory Collection will be re-introduced in December 2nd/3rd. We would greatly appreciate anyone volunteering to help with the collections. It is proposed to have baskets at the end of seats to be passed around. Volunteers are required to collect the baskets. Please contact the Parish Office. It is hoped to put in place 4 teams which would mean that each team would only be on the rota once every 4 weeks.

Can you spare 1 hour a month? We are currently renewing all Parish Ministries, including Cleaners, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Liturgy Group. If you would like to volunteer or know somebody who would be interested, contact the Parish Office. Training will be provided where necessary.

Christmas Cards, packs of 6 (€5) and Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and Mass Cards are now available from the Parish Office.

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