I stand before You today, Lord,
ready for the challenges
that this new week will bring.
Help me to keep the spirit of Your word alive
in my heart and to remember that
You are always with me, at home, at work,
among friends or strangers,
faced with struggles or joys.
Be with me, Lord, and guide me,
wherever I may go. Amen.
We congratulate Fr. Jim Sheehy who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination during the summer. Fr. Jim will be the principal celebrant at the 8.oopm Vigil Mass this Saturday night as we celebrate this significant anniversary with him.
Exploring Spirituality and Prayer
Martina Lehane Sheehan will explore Prayer and Spirituality in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne this Wednesday September 19th at 8pm. Martina is well known as an author and retreat giver, as well as a trained psychotherapist. For more info, check www.dioceseofkerry.ie. The event is free and all are welcome.
Céad Comaoine / First Holy Communion 2019
Parents / Guardians of children preparing for First Penance and First Holy Communion are invited to a meeting which will outline enrolment and details of the Parish Preparation Programme.
(1) For the parents of 2nd Class pupils of Bunscoil An Chlochair, Bunscoil Iognáid Ris, Bunscoil an Ghleanna, Scoil Caitlín Naofa, Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh agus Scoil Cheann Trá on Tuesday September 18th at 7.30pm upstairs in Bunscoil an Chlochair (Presentation Convent National School, Upper Main Street).
(2) For the parents of 2nd Class pupils of SN Eoin Baiste, on Tuesday
September 25th, 8.00pm in SN Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil.
(3) Enrolment will take place at our weekend masses as follows: Saturday September 22nd in Halla Ceann Trá at 6.15pm; in Séipéal Naomh Muire at 8.00pm; Sunday September 30th in Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste at 10am.
The question Jesus asked the apostles is the most important question in the Gospel. It concerns the identity of Jesus. He asked the question not for his own sake but for their sake. A question forces people to think about their beliefs. It is important for us to come up with our own answers; to be able to state our own values and beliefs as Christians. It is no longer sufficient merely to repeat the official answers. We have to make the faith our own for it to be alive and influential in our lives. Our parents’ faith is not ours until we walk the journey ourselves. We need to grow in our understanding of the faith. We must believe out of personal conviction. The more of such people we have in the Church, the more it is founded on rock.
Pray for Micheal Ó Sé, Gáirdín Mhuire and Baile an Mhúraigh; Alec Granville, Feothanach; John Griffin, The Wood; Micheál MacGearailt, An Neidín agus Baile na nGall. Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – AN CEATHRÚ DOMHNACH FICHE SAOR
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 15ú 8.00pm Celebration of Fr. Jim Sheehy’s Golden Jubilee.
Sun 16ú 11.30am Kevin Sheehy, Milltown.
Mon 17ú 10.00am No 10am Mass in An Díseart.
Tue 18ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Céad 19ú 7.30pm Jack and Eilísh O’Shea, and their daughter Eileen, formerly of The Mall.
Déard 20ú 10.00am Intinn Príobháideach.
Friday 21ú 7.30pm Maura O’Connor, Baile na Buaile.
Sat 22ú 8.00pm 1. Tommy and Bridie Devane, Main St.
2. Frank and Mary O’Sullivan, Burnham.
3. Kevin Kennedy, Cill Mhic an Domhnaigh.
4. Sheila Bermingham, Baile Móir.
Sun 23ú 11.30am Henry Buckley, Radharc na Mara, 1ú CB
Sath 15ú 6.15i.n. Bríd Garvey, Baile an Chóta.
Sath 22ú 6.15i.n. Maura Bresnihan, Baile an tSléibhe and Limerick.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Sun 16ú 10.00am Mary Herlihy, (Nee Ashe) Aughacarrible, MM.
Sun 23ú 10.00am Elaine O’Sullivan, Minard East and her mother Janette Curtin, Tralee.
Halla Cheann Trá.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am. Adoration: Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon.
As the Autumn Dues and November Offering Envelopes 2018 are being distributed to households in the coming week, 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.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn: 22ú/23ú Meán Fómhair
DINGLE Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler and Gobnait Uí Chonchúir. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty, Clár Uí Loingsigh Ann O’Connor and James Devane. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3. Readers: 8.00pm Paddy Browne. 11.30am Barbara Prendergast. LIOS PÓIL: MINISTÉIRÍ EOC.: Mary Devane and Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. LÉITHEOIR: Muintir Uí Shúilleabháin.
FIONN TRÁ: MINISTÉIR EOC. Eibhlín Uí Lúing. LÉITHEOIR: Pádraig Firtéar.
Season of Creation
You are invited to participate individually in promoting the care of our Common Home. A box is provided at the end of the Church where you can write about your initiative and drop in it in the box. No need to sign your name.
Buíochas ó Chroí to the Men’s Shed who recently refurbished the stand for the Blessed Virgin Statue.
Cóineartú/Confirmation 2019 will take place on Thursday May 16th at 11.ooam for the children of Rang 5 agus 6.
Dingle Parish Pastoral Council Meeting will take place in the Presbytery on Thursday September 20th at 8pm.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,083; Cash: €1,238. Total: €2,321. Míle buíochas.
An Teastas Sóisearach 2018: Comhghairdeachas lenár scoláirí ar fad a fuair torthaí an Teastais Shóisearaigh le déanaí. Gach dea-ghuí don scoil bhliana nua.
Change of date for Diocesan Choir Workshop – Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ms. Veronia McCarron has had to postpone the choir workshop previously planned, it will now be held on Tues., Oct. 16th 2018 in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney beginning at 7pm. Info.: Tomas Kenny on 086 3683778
Places will be limited, early booking essential. Workshop is €10.00 per person.
“Be part of the solution to plastic pollution: See, Judge, Act!” An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop on Wednesday 19th September @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. Fáilte roimh chách.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: (1) Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course each Wednesday, beginning Sept.19th, 7.30pm-9.00pm.
Family Fun Day Dingle, takes place this Sunday September 16th 2018 – NEWKD in with Ár Nascanna and Cairde an Díseart from 12-4pm in An Díseart. All are welcome! Many activities. For more info contact Marie Danaher or Tara O’Dowd on (066) 714 2788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospice Coffee Morning: Please support our Coffee Morning for Hospice this Thursday 20th Sept. in: Benner’s Hotel and An Cupán Tae, Dingle; Oifig an Phoist, Ceann Tra; Ostan Ceann Sibeal, Ballyferriter; Imeall na Mara, Baile na nGall; O’Sullivan’s Bar, Lispole; Kathleen O’Connor’s House, Annascaul. (11/12 – 2/3pm) All raised stays locally! For info contact Ursula O’Connell 087-7450126.
‘Moving On’ is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility call 0877647446 or email@example.com
St. Mary’s of the Angels, Beaufort Cake Sale: Thanks to all who made and bought cakes, gave donations, their time and all who helped on the day. Thanks to Gáirdín Mhuire and West Kerry Live. Míle buíochas to all for your support.