Fógraí / Newsletter October 11th 2020

Fr Michael Moynihan PP
Tel (066) 9151208/
11ú Deireadh Fómhair 2020 dingle@dioceseofkerry.ie

Pray for Kathleen Ashe, (née Devane), Glen Minard. Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam.
St Mary’s Church, Dingle.
Sat 10ú 6.15pm

1. Michael McKenna, late of The Wood and Tralee, MM.

  1. Danny O’Sullivan, Goulane and deceased family members and deceased members of the Cronin Family, Beenbawn.
    Sun 11ú 11.30am Johnny and Hannah Barrett, Ballybowler and their son Andrew.
    Mon 12ú 10.00am Private Intention
    Tues 13ú 10.00am Paróisteanaigh.
    Céad 14ú 7.30pm Michael Lovett, Lower Green St.
    Déard 15ú 10.00am Intinn Príobhaideach.
    Friday 16ú 7.30pm Pat, Bridie and John O’Sullivan, Southampton.
    Sat 17ú 6.15pm
    Norah Daye (née Bowler) Deerpark, MM.
    Sun 18ú 11.30am Mary and Greg Curran, Minard East.
    (All these Masses will be available on the webcam only.)

For Masses on Webcam visit our website and click on picture of St Mary’s sanctuary.

Mass Leaflets are available in the local shops in Dingle, Fionn Trá and Lios Póil, on our Parish Website and at the back of our 3 churches. Please drop one to the housebound.

Day for Life – Archbishop Eamonn Martin is asking families to pray the Rosary together for the month of October in what is called the Family Rosary Crusade. Leaflets available at the back of the Churches.

Diocesan Collection for Peter’s Pence €365.

€€Online giving€€. You can now make a donation to the Parish online by clicking on the Donate button on our Parish website. Many thanks for your generosity.

Dues Envelopes
Autumn and November Dues envelopes have been distributed to home in the Parish. Fr Michael would like to thank you for your support and generosity. Donations from these two envelopes support your priest’s income. Táimíd buíoch do gach éinne a thugann na clúdaigh litreach go dtí na teaghlaigh. We appreciate you returning these envelopes at your earliest convenience. They can be placed in the Building Fund boxes at the back of the Churches. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Tigh an tSagairt. Spare envelopes are available at the back of the parish churches. Buíochas ó chroí for your continued support.

Bishop Ray has written a Pastoral Letter – copies are available at the back of the Churches and on the diocesan website.

The Rosary will take place every evening for the month of October, at 7.00pm, from St Mary’s Church.

You can tune into Dr Jessie Rogers, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, who will explore the Sunday Old Testament readings, and help us to understand their relevance for us today on Tuesday evenings at 8pm, up to Oct 20th. For info or to register, email francesrowland@dioceseofkerry.ie

Offertory Collection: Weekly Env: €776; Cash: €337; Total: €1,113. Míle Buíochas.

The diocese will host a zoom conversation for Parish Cantors on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00pm. This meeting is open to practicing cantors and those who may wish to begin this ministry in your parish, facilitated by Tomás Kenny. Contact Tomás on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

Priest on duty this Sunday:
Fr Michael Moynihan 087-6551902.

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are
present in the Most Holy
Sacrament. I love you above
all things, and I desire to
receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into
my heart. I embrace You as if
You were already there and
unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated
from You. Amen.

Prayer of St Teresa of Avila
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices. Amen

A Prayer for Sustainability
As we breathe the very air which sustains us,
We remember your love, God which compels us.
Fill us with the spirit to seek understanding.
Empty us of apathy, selfishness and fear.
Fill us with compassion and generosity.
Empty us of all pessimism and hesitation.
Breathe into us solidarity with all who suffer
beneath the crossroads of pollution and poverty. Breathe us into action building your sustainable kingdom. (Source: Reflections collated by Anne M. Holton)

October is Mission month and normally there is a Diocesan Collection held. This year it was due to be taken up on the weekend of the 17th/18th October. Instead there will be envelopes at the back of the Church which can be placed in the Building fund boxes.

Covid-19 – Level 3
Implications for Parishes
As and from midnight October 6th, 2020 the country moves to Level 3 restrictions for a period of 3 weeks. The impact on Parish activity and religious services is as follows:-

1. No Public Masses, masses on line only.

  1. Churches may remain open for private worship.
  2. In the case of funerals, a private funeral will take place due to Government advice regarding public gatherings. A maximum
    of 25 people may attend a funeral.
  3. Weddings may take place but no more
    than 25 people may attend.
  4. Baptisms are not permitted.
    Parish Offices will remain open but subject to strict compliance with all social distancing and hand sanitisation requirements. Face coverings must be worn by anyone visiting the Parish Office.

Thought for the day: In the parables of Jesus, wedding feasts are mentioned from time to time. The original parable may have ended with the words “invite everyone you can find to the wedding.” The detail of the troops – highly unlikely as an actual part of a wedding invitation(!) – realistically portrays the later destruction of Jerusalem, which Christians did indeed look back upon as punishment precisely for that rejection. The final verse is difficult for us today on a spiritual level. However, it is meant to provoke (re)conversion in a possibly (!) complacent church. Prayer: Lord, we know that you love us and invite us to the wedding feast of the Lamb. Help us to respond to your love that we may be followers of your Son not only in name but also in fact.

Lectio Divina on Zoom: Starting Thursday 15th October for 6 weeks, 7.30 – 8.30p.m.
We will begin each week by watching a short video which corresponds with the upcoming Sunday’s gospel. To participate, please email: alphakerry2020@gmail.com

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