Fógraí/Newsletter 31st January

Pray for Tommy O’Shea, Cathair an Treantaigh; Seán Ó Sé, late of Cathair an Treantaigh who died in Springfield, USA; Micheál Ó Murchú, late of Cillirith who died in Springfield, USA. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha. Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla 066-9156131 MASSES/AIFRINN ST. MARY’S CHURCH Sat/Sath. 3oú 7.30pm Tommy Graham, Station Row, CB. Sun/Domh. 31ú 9.00am Hanna Quilter, Bailevounig, CB. 11.30am Missa Pro Populo Mon/Luan 1ú 3:20pm Coláiste Íde 7.30pm Paddy ‘Ollie’ and Cornelius Brosnan, Garraí, CB. Tue/Máirt 2ú 10.00am Blessing of Candles. 7.30pm Blessing of Candles. Wed/Cead 3ú 7:30pm Blessing of Throats Teresa Keaney, Crawley, London, CB. Thur/Déard. 4ú 10.00am 7.30pm Rita and Benny Moriarty, Main St., CB. Fri/Aoine 5ú 10.00am Eileen Barrett, Ballybowler, CB. 7.30pm Margaret Martin, Reenconnell, CB. Sat/Sath. 6ú 10.00am 7.30pm Catherine Casey, Burnham, CB. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00 pm Friday 10.30 – 11.30am Confessions: Sat. 10.30am-11.00am & after Vigil Masses. NAOMH EOIN BAISTE, LIOS PÓIL Sun/Domh. 31ú 10.00am Jimmy Devane, Minard East, CB. Fri/Aoine 5ú 8.00pm Eileen Barrett, Ballybowler, CB. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon NAOMH CAITLÍN, FIONN TRÁ Sun/Domh. 31ú 10.30am Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon Offertory Collection Weekly Envelopes: €1,168; Cash: €980; Total: €2,148. Míle Buíochas. Special Trócaire Collection will be taken up this weekend the 30th/31st of Jan as a 2nd collection after Communion for the relief effort in Haiti. Diocese Collection for Lourdes Helpers will be taken up next weekend 6th and 7th of February. An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn: (6ú/7ú Feabhra). DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 1, Collectors’ Team 1, Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Noel O’Neill; 9.00a.m. Micheál Ó Conchúir; 11.30a.m. Mollie Moncur. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Dhubhain agus Tommy Ó Brosnacháin. Léitheoir: Pádraig Ó Conchúir. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Eibhlín Uí Lúing; Léitheoir: Eibhlín Uí Lúing. Next Friday is the First Friday: Calls as usual on Thursday and Friday. Parishioners who wish to be included please contact Tigh na Sagart 915 1208. Crib Donations For BETHLEHEM and SOUTH AFRICA We thank all of you for your donations towards the volunteer work of Liz Uí hUigínn in South Africa and the Order of Malta in Bethlehem’s Holy Family Hospital. Next weekend we will publish your total contribution from our Naomh Muire, Naomh Eoin Baiste and Naomh Caitlín’s cribs – any further donation may be handed in to Teach na Sagart during the coming week. Go méadaí Dia bhur stór. Fógraí Senior Citizens’ Annual Social, Hillgrove Hotel Sunday January 31st at 2:30pm. Tickets from Gairdín Muire and at the Door. HSE South’s Farm and Rural Stress: Helpline – 1800 742 645 open daily 6.00pm – 10.00pm and is staffed by professionals who offer support & advice. Kerry Cancer Support Group and O’Shea Coaches is running a bus service to all hospitals in Cork for Cancer patients 5 days a week. Info.: Contact O’Shea’s 066-7180123. Cúram na gCos/Footcare Clinic Friday 5th and 19th of Feb. in Ionad Leighis An Daingean. Contact 087-6495683 for appointment. Credit Union AGM in Benner’s Hotel Tuesday 2nd of February at 8pm. CLG Daingean Uí Chúis – meeting in Benner’s Hotel Wed Feb 3rd at 8pm re the promotion of Ladies’ Gaelic Football in Dingle Area. Parents especially welcome. All Hallows College is running a number of Spiritual Courses over the next few months. Contact: 01-8373745 or email: adultlearning@allhallows.ie Tinnitus info session will be held in the Day Care Centre, Killorglin Tuesday 9th of Feb. 11am to 3pm. Gorman’s Haiti Fundraiser: Thanks to everyone who participated – €1,250 was raised. Age Action Ireland Beginners’ Computer Course and email for people over 55 starting Wed Feb 3rd in MFG the Monastery (prefab building) 2pm – 3.30 pm. 6 week course, €20 euro. Volunteer tutors are also needed. Enquiries to Kathleen at 087 2618404. Parish Bookstand Spiritual reading, children’s picture books and prayer-books are available at the back of St. Mary’s Church. Give a gift of a spiritual nature. Pilgrimage to Northumbria May 28th – June 4th 2010 An Díseart is organising a pilgrimage to the North East of England to follow the footsteps of the Irish Monks from Iona. More details on the pilgrimage and the cost in next week’s newsletter or visit An Díseart’s website on www.diseart.ie Contact Fr. Jim Sheehy at jimsheehy@diseart.ie or at the Díseart: 066-9152476 for more information. Confirmation Programme 2010 All Confirmation candidates together with their parents / guardians are asked to take the front seats at one of this weekend’s three Parish Confirmation Programme Masses. Copies of our magazine Ár gCóineartú will be distributed at these liturgies. NB: Please note the Confirmation Sponsor form must be signed, by the Clergy of the Parish where the Sponsor resides and returned to Tigh na Sagart. Sat/Sun 20th/21st February (Pledge Sunday). Mon 22nd March, 7.30pm Service of Light & Penance at St Mary’s, Dingle for all Candidates, Parents and Sponsors. Wednesday 24th March, 3.30pm Confirmation in St Mary’s. “Ar scáth a chéile maireann Pobal Dé” Ministers of The Eucharist We are calling upon your spirit of Faith and generosity in supporting our parish campaign to seek, invite and train extra Ministers of the Eucharist for Pastoral Service in N. Caitlín, N. Eoin Baiste agus N. Muire. Therefore, we ask you to take a moment to pray and discuss before recommending family members or neighbours whom you will nominate for this ministry in our Parish. Together with Annascaul and Castlegregory Parishes, we are organising a short course of preparation in An Díseart during this Lent. A Íosa mhilis, ní suíochán duit mo theanga, ní lóistín duit mo chroí; Ach bronn orm do bheannaitheacht, ‘s go bhfana sí agam choíche. (Gairdín an Anama: An Sagart) Catholic Schools Week 31 Jan – 6 Feb What is the Theme of Catholic Schools Week in 2010? This year the theme for the week is ‘Catholic Schools – A Light for Every Generation’. Catholic schools are committed to the education and formation of the young person in every aspect of their lives. Thus Catholic schools are light for parents, pupils, staff and society in every generation. In selecting this theme we are clearly connecting the vision of Catholic education with the mission of the Gospel, to bring the light of Christ to the world and to allow that light to shine through and in all that we do in our work in Catholic schools. This theme reminds us that we are constantly challenged to let that light shine for the present generation and this will remain part of our task for future generations. It also allows us to remember with great gratitude all those who through their work in establishing schools and places of education brought the light of Christ to many generations of Irish people in the past. Source: www.catholicbishops.ie Ní lastar lampa chun é a chur faoi bhéal na peice, ach in airde ar an gcrann solais mar a dtugann sé solas dá mbíonn sa teach. Sibhse mar an gcéanna, bíodh bhur solas ag taitneamh os comhair daoine chun go bhfeicfidís bhur ndeaghníomhartha agus go nglóireoidís bhur nAthair atá ar neamh. (Matha 5:15-16) Lá le Bhríde A Bhríd a Mhuire na nGael, a Bhríd, scaoil tharm do bhrat agus coinnigh faoi do chumhdach mé go mbeidh mé leat i bhflaitheas Dé. (Ár bPaidreacha Dúchais: Diarmuid Ó Laoighaire) “Rath ó Fhéile Bríde go Bealtaine Rath ó Bhealtaine go Lúnasa Rath ó Lúnasa go Samhain ‘s rath ó Shamhain go La Fhéile Bríde.” “Dear St. Brigid of The Kine Bless these little fields of mine, The pastures and the shady trees, Bless the butter and the cheese, Bless the cows with coats of silk and the brimming pails of milk. Bless the hedgerows and I pray, Bless the seed beneath the clay, Bless the hay and bless the grass, Bless the seasons as they pass and heaven’s blessings will prevail Brigid – Mary of the Gael.” (Irvine 1984: 15) St. Blaise – Blessing of Throats 7:30pm Wed Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness: In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Radio na Gaeltachta Masses The following letter has been sent to local and national politicians as well as Raidió na Gaeltachta officials, highlighting our concern at the decision to cut back on Sunday Masses. We invite concerned parishioners to lobby their elected representatives in order to restore the weekly Mass on RnaG. We recognise the great work done by RnaG in broadcasting Sunday Mass and pray that the resources and political will might be found to continue this invaluable service. A Chara, Dingle Parish Pastoral Council, representing the communities of Dingle, Ceann Trá and Lios Póil, strongly object to the sudden change of Raidió na Gaeltachta schedule which was brought to our attention by concerned parishioners at our meeting on Friday 15th January. We enclose a copy of same where you will note that the traditional weekly Sunday Mass is to be reduced to one Sunday in four. Our meeting highlighted the great upset this will cause to housebound sick in the Gaeltacht and beyond, to our working fishermen and to many people right across this country, North and South, and beyond our shores. As we have been privileged in this parish to cooperate with Raidió na Gaeltachta in producing and broadcasting Sunday Masses we are acutely aware of the huge contribution this service makes to the lives of many Christian people and particularly the housebound sick. We are calling on you to make immediate representations on behalf of that constituency to re-establish and retain what has been a valued broadcasting service. We know that what it costs is quite small and many of our parishioners who pay their licence fees have every right to demand that this be retained. Our Parish Pastoral Council look forward to hearing from you about your actions in this matter and would further welcome organizing a delegation to meet you or appropriate Government Ministers or officials whom you would recommend to us.

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