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Nollaig na mBan – 6ú Eanáir
Sollúntas Éipeafáine an Tiarna
Pray for Adrian Begley, Cuas, Baile na nGall; Brendan Brosnan, Springfield, Massachussetts and late of Minard; Dan O’Sullivan, Oaklawn, Chicago and late of Burnham; Tony Keown, Garrison, Co. Fermanagh; Gerry Hanafin, Baile an Lochaigh; Dermot Leen, USA and late of Ballymacelligott. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh – 066-9151208.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Sat/Sath 5ú 8.00pm Michael and Mary Lovett, Ballyeightra, CB.
Sun 6ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Máirt 8ú 10.00am No Mass today due to Diocesan Assembly.
Wed 9ú 7.30pm Mickey and Anne Hennessy, Conor Pass Road, CB.
Déard 10ú 10.00am Maura O’Sullivan, John St., CB.
11.00am West Kerry Community Hospital.
Fri 11ú 7.30pm Seán Scanlon, The Grove, MM.
Sat/Sath 12ú 8.00pm Bridget Grandfield, late of Ballinaboula and Farran Flaherty and deceased members of the Grandfield and Griffin Families, CB.
Domh 13ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues and Wed 10.30am – 10pm.
Thurs 10.30 – 11.30am except when there is a First Friday, it will be on that Friday. “Come and See” says the Lord.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
NAOMH EOIN BAISTE, LIOS PÓIL
Sun/Domh 6ú 10.00am Bridie Griffin, Deerpark, MM.
Sun/Domh 13ú 10.00am Henrietta |O’Sullivan, Reenbee, MM.
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
NAOMH CAITLÍN, FIONN TRÁ
Satharn 5ú 6.15i.n. Intinn Pearsanta.
Satharn 12ú 6.15i.n Páidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair, MM.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
Weekly Env.: €1,104; Cash: €1,082; Total: €2,186. Míle buíochas.
Diocesan Collection for the needs of the Holy Land will be taken up this weekend January 5th/6th as a second collection after Communion.
Parish Envelope Scheme and
Féilire Eaglasta 2013 and a boxes of envelopes have been distributed for your weekly offertory contribution, as well as an envelope for your Christmas Dues.
Tax can be claimed back by the Parish for each PAYE taxpayer who contributes over €250 per year. We invite every household to participate in this scheme and invite new parishioners to register by contacting the Parish Office on 9151208. A full account of both income and expenditure will be published in the New Year.
Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues, which help make up the Parish Priest’s salary, and 2013 calendars are available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
(12ú agus 13ú Eanáir 2013)
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 2; Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30a.m.: Margaret Graham.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máiréad Uí Chathasaigh agus Yvonne Uí Mhainín. Léitheoir: Marie Uí Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Áine Uí Chathasaigh.
Baptisms: We welcome into the Catholic Church the following children who were baptised recently:
Matthew John O’Riordan, Blackrock, Cork.
Aisling Teresa Galvin, Garrynadur, Lios Póil.
Hannah Mary Farrell, Cois Chnoic, Dingle.
Eve Francesca Nasilowska Wallace, Cluain Dara, Dingle.
Sarah Ava Geaney, Tralee.
Adam Robert Geaney, Tralee.
Katie Eileen Barrett, Milltown, Dingle.
Chloe Ann Ryan, Cois Chnoic, Dingle.
Hannah Eileen Murphy, Cnoic an Cairn, Dingle.
Fergal Oliver Corcoran, Bín Bán, Dingle.
Rory Don Peter Curtin, Wellington, New Zealand.
Rachel Marie Griffin, Sutton, Dublin 13.
Marriages: We congratulate the following who were married in our Parish recently:
Susan Byrne, Clontarf, Dublin 3 and
Shane McGrath, Blackrock, Cork.
Anne Marie Maher, Kilrush, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and
Colm O’Connor, Baile na Buaile.
Clodagh Cluskey, Cleevaun, Dingle and
Ian Swift, Blackrock, Cork;
Bridget Flynn, Portdaff, Castleisland and
Diarmaid Murphy, Baile an Aghásaigh, Dingle.
Eilís Griffey, Kilclogher, Kilmaley, Co. Clare and
Paul Noonan, Ministerland, Ardagh, Co. Limerick.
Hazel Griffin, The Wood, Dingle and
Liam Sheehan, Ardcanaught, Castlemaine.
The Diocese of Kerry welcomes all to a public talk by John Waters, entitled “To Know is to Believe – Encountering the Holy”. This talk will take place in The GlenEagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney on Monday January 7th 2013, beginning at 8.00pm. John Waters is well-known as an author and journalist. All are welcome as part of Diocesan Assembly.
St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank all who contributed so generously to their collections in the approach to Christmas.
Lost Key – a car key, for opening and closing a car, was found lost in the Church on Christmas Day morning. Please contact Tigh na Sagart on 066-9151208.
Church Opening Rota Meitheal
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil.
Sunday – Mary Keane.
Mon and Wed mornings – Ellen Griffin.
Tuesday – Bridie Devane.
Mon and Wed evenings – Cathy Ní Ghrifín.
Thursday – Marie Uí Ghrifín.
Friday – Nora O’Sullivan. Sat – Amy Mitchell.
NB: All fógraí to be considered for inclusion in the newsletter should be submitted in writing to Teach na Sagart by 5pm Thursday, dated, signed & including phone number of designated contact person. Fógraí can also be submitted via e-mail – email@example.com
Posters should not be displayed in the church porches without first contacting Teach na Sagart.
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Cinnire: Táimid bailithe le chéile anseo I dtús na bliana.. chun iarraidh ar Dhia a bheannacht a chur orainn agus ar obair na bliana atá romhainn amach.
Deir an Bíobla inn go bhfuil am agus tráth ann don uile ghnó faoin spéir: (Cóheilit 3: 1-7)
A Dhia, neartaigh ár gcreideamh, ár ndóchas agus ár ngrá ionas go mbeidh ar ár gcumas tosú go díograiseach, leanúint ar aghaidh go dóchasach agus grá agus cineáltas a chleachtadh i rith na bliana.
Lá an Taispeánta
Mar threoraigh Dia a gcian na ríthe anocht,
Ar lorg an Tí do thriall dar saoradh ón olc,
Go leanam-na a rian iad le gearshearc Dhó,
Is go maithid ár bhfiach go fial, ‘s go ngéilleam Dó.
(A Mhic Mhuire – Dánta Don Nollaig: Cumann na Sagart)
Ár gCóineartú / Confirmation 2013
All Confirmation candidates together with their parents / guardians are reminded to sit in the front seats at our Parish Confirmation Programme Masses on Saturday and Sunday, January 12th/13th next.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Dé Satharn 6.15i.n.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Sunday 10am.
St. Mary’s, Dingle – Sunday 11.30am.
NB: All candidates are asked to study at home, together with your parents, pages 28, 29 and 30 of Bible Alive for Kids. Please bring your own completed workbook to Mass as part of our Baptism of the Lord liturgy next weekend in preparation for Ár gCóineartú on 22ú Márta 2013 ar 11.00r.n.
NB: We continue our Laochra an Creidimh series publishing profiles of saints chosen by our Confirmation candidates. We will publish the profiles of the Patron Saints chosen in our Sunday Message during 2013 and thank the students and their teachers for their reflections and work.
Laochra an Chreidimh No.14 and 15
St. Louise was born on the 12th of August 1591 in Le Meux, France. She met St. Vincent de Paul and co-founded the ‘Ladies of Charity’. She was a nurse in the Ladies of Charity. By the time of her death in 1660, there were more than 50 Charity Houses in France.
I picked St. Louise because I want to be a nurse when I’m older. She was a very generous person and I like France. I admire her for her goodwill and determination. (Sadhbh – Bunscoil an Chlochair)
St. Catherine was born on the 17th of March 1347 in Siena, Tuscany in Italy. Catherine was the youngest of 25 children in her family. When she was 6 years old Jesus came to her and blessed her. She had always wished to be a nun when she was young. Catherine died in Rome in 1380, when she was just 33.
St. Catherine is the patron Saint of Europe, firemen, bodily ills, illness, miscarriages, nurses, people ridiculed for their piety and sick people. St. Catherine suffered much sickness when she was young.
I picked St. Catherine because the name goes through my family and I think I want to be a nurse when I’m older and St. Catherine is the Patron Saint of Nurses.
Phioc mé Naomh Catherine mar ritheann an t-ainm tríd mo chlann agus ba maith liom a bheith I mo bhanaltra nuair a bheidh mé níos sine. Tá Naomh Catherine ina patrúin ar bhanaltraí.
(Ciara – Bunscoil an Chlochair)
The Symbolic 12 Days of Christmas
The traditional song is a coded one aiming to teach the true Catholic doctrine during Penal Days in England – as in the “aisling” style of Gaelic poetry.
The first day of Christmas – The Partridge in the pear tree refers to Jesus Christ.
The second day of Christmas – Two Turtle Doves refer to the Old and New Testaments.
The third day of Christmas – Three French Hens refer to faith, hope and love, the three Christian virtues from 1 Cor. 13.
The fourth day of Christmas – Four Calling Birds refer to the four gospels or the four gospel writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The fifth day of Christmas – Five Golden Rings refer to the first five books of the Old Testament, the Torah.
The sixth day of Christmas – Six Geese A-laying refer to the six days of creation.
The seventh day of Christmas – Seven Swans A-swimming refer to the seven gifts of the Holy Spiritual
Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgement, Courage, Knowledge, Piety and Reverence.
The eighth day of Christmas – Eight Maids A-milking refer to the Eight Beatitudes
1. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
2. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
3. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
4. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
5. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
6. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
7. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
8. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The ninth day of Christmas – Nine Ladies Dancing refer to the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit;
Love; Joy; Peace; Longsuffering; Kindness;
Goodness; Faithfulness; Gentleness; Self-control.
The tenth day of Christmas – Ten Lords A-leaping refer to the ten commandments
The eleventh day of Christmas – Eleven Pipers Piping refer to the eleven faithful apostles (minus Judas Iscariot).
The twelfth day of Christmas – Twelve Drummers Drumming refer to the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed.
Christmas Day is the first of the Twelve Days of Christmas. The period is viewed by Christians as the amount of time it took the three magi, or wise men, to travel to Bethlehem for the Epiphany, the revelation of Jesus Christ as the savior and the son of God (“epiphany” is from the Greek word for “revelation”).
Mission Crib Collections
Dingle Parish Pastoral Council have decided that this year the Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste will be given to Holy Rosary Sister Áine Garvey’s former Mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Irish Christian Brothers’ Edmund Rice “Beyond 250 Appeal”. Bígí fial.
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