Fógraí / Newsletter October 2nd 2016



All powerful God,

you are present in the whole universe

and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness

all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love,

That we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live

as brothers and sisters,

harming no one.




Coineartú 2017

A meeting for all Parents/Guardians of children who wish to be Confirmed in 2017 will take place upstairs in the Convent Primary School on Thursday October 6th at 7.30pm. Enrolment / Clárúchán Forms will be distributed that night for the Enrolment Mass on October 8th in St. Mary’s Church at 8pm.

Any older persons who wish to be included in the Parish Programme of Preparation are invited to contact the Parish Office 066-9151208.

Lá an Easpaig – Dé Máirt, 27ú Aibreán, 3.30pm.


Vestment Blessing

Vestments in memory of Máire Páid Manning which were donated by Cathy, Tommy and Mary Manning, Boston and an Alb donated by Mary Fitzgerald, Leataoibh will be blessed at the Vigil Mass next Saturday, October 8th.


Dues Envelopes

As the Autumn Dues and November Offering Envelopes will be distributed to households shortly, Fr. Joe 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. Spare envelopes will be available later at the back of the three parish churches.

Buíochas ó chroí.
































Faith adds the buoyancy of hope to life. We need hope as much as we need food. But we can’t have hope without faith. And faith results in joy. Happy those who discover the joy of believing, the rapture of faith in God, the ecstasy of heeding the divine invitation and clasping God’s out stretched hand.

But we mustn’t expect faith to clear everything up. We live in a world where many desperately seek to know all the answers. Just because we believe doesn’t mean we know everything. But we don’t need to know all the answers. People don’t have to understand a work of art to be inspired by it. Faith is trust, not certainty.




Pray for Elizabeth Daly, Garfiney and late of Butlerstown, Co. Waterford;

Úna O’Callaghan, (nee Curran), The Mall and London and late of Minard East; Ella O’Leary, (nee Hussey), Killarney and late of Dykegate Lane.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Masses/Aifrinn – Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 1ú 8.00pm Michael and Breda McCarthy, Ceann Trá and deceased members of the O’Shea and McCarthy Families.
Sun 2ú 11.30am Ursula Flannery, Goat Street.
Dé Luain 3ú 10.00am An Díseart
4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
Dé Máirt 4ú 10.00am Paróistéanaigh.
Wed 5ú 7.30pm Paula Alexandra Ribeiro, Mozambique.
Déard 6ú 10.00am Intinn Príobháideach.
Friday 7ú 10.00am First Friday.
7.30pm Private Intention.
Sat 8ú 8.00pm 1. Madge and Val Browne and deceased members of the Kelliher Family, Milltown.

2. Kathleen and Pat Diver, Garraí na dTor.

3. Gintautas Karaliunas and Vida Paulikaite, Lithuania.

Sun 9ú 11.30am Private Intention.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 1ú 6.15i.n. Kevin Kennedy, Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh.
Sath 8ú 6.15i.n. Bríd Uí Ghairbhí, Baile an Chóta, MM.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 2ú 10.00am 1. Michael and Mary O’Brien and their son Pat, Minard W.

2. Chrissie O’Sullivan, Tubber.

3. Breda and Connie Brosnan, Minard West.

Domh 9ú 10.00am Danny O’Sullivan and deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Goulane.

St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.

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.

An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 8ú/9ú Deireadh Fómhair

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí tSíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald.  Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Marian O’Sullivan. 11.30am: Des McQuaid.

LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Shé agus Treasa Uí Chearbhaill.   Léitheoir: Marie Uí Ghrifín.

FIONN TRÁ: Ministéirí Eoc: Marion Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Eibhlín Uí Lúing.

Offertory Collection:
Weekly Envelopes: €1,073; Cash: €1,358. Total: €2,431. Míle buíochas. 

Stations in Seán agus Áine Uí Chathasaigh, Baile Riabhach Dé Satharn 8ú Deireadh Fómhair ag 12.45pm.


Wedding Anniversaries

Significant wedding anniversaries (10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years) will be celebrated at the Vigil Mass on Saturday October 15th. If any couple were married in a church outside of Dingle Parish and would like to be included, please contact the parish office on 066-9151208 as soon as possible.


Year of Mercy Visit to the Holy Door, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Saturday October 22nd, Feast of St. John Paul II. Bus leaving Dingle at 12.30pm. To book contact: 086-8771996/087-4164714.

Wedding: Congratulations to Sarah Linnane, Barnatra, Co. Mayo and Niall McElligott, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin who were married in our parish recently.

Baptism: We welcome into the Catholic Church Aoileann Mary Murphy, Kilcummin who was baptised in our parish recently.

Annascaul Parish Pilgrimage to Knock – It is proposed to have a Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday October 9th if there is sufficient interest. If interested, please contact the Annascaul Parish Office at 066 9157103/annascaul@dioceseofkerry.ie

Ardfert Retreat Centre: Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Paul Montgomery, B.A.Theol., M.A.Chap., Grad Holocaust Ed. Mondays – 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th October, 2016 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Evenings of Reflection, Meditation, Mindfulness to promote Positive Mental Health and Stress Management.

Youth 2000 invites all young adults between ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from the 7th-9th October 2016 in De La Salle College, Newtown, Waterford. For more details and to register online see www.youth2000.ie

Cork and Kerry Charismatic Renewal Conference Saturday/Sunday October 15th/16th in the Cork Intl Airport Hotel. For further info: 086-8136701/021-9524334.

Jubilee Year of Mercy, pilgrimage in Clonfert, Co. Galway Wednesday October 12th. O’Shea’s of Kerry Coach will depart Tralee at 8pm. Contact 066-7180123 or

Ann Lawlor @ 087-7456092.

Day for Life is celebrated on this Sunday 2 October. Respect for all life: everything is connected, plant, animal, human – all life. Caring for our common home involves caring for the whole environment and the whole human family worldwide. “We are all brothers and sisters living in one common home.” Copies are available at the back of the three Parish Churches.

Dingle New Music Choir and Orchestra are recruiting new members, induction session provided. Please contact, Gabor at 086-2204598.

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 11th of Oct 7:30 to 9:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Chernobyl Group information Meeting will be held in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday 11th October at 7.30 p.m. For further information, please contact:

Tony – 087 9969393; Theresa – 085 1555029.

Days of Prayer for the Gift of Mercy will conclude with a Celebration of Mercy and Healing on Monday Oct 3rd in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, beginning at 7.30pm and the guest speaker will be Fr. Donal O’Connor.

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