Newsletter / Fógraí 21st July 2013

Bliain an Chreidimh
An Séú Domhnach Déag Saor – 21ú Iúil 2013
Pray Fionáin (Finn) Ó Curráin, Ceann Trá; Harry Power, Ballyduff. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh – 066-9151208.
Sat/Sath 20ú 8.00pm Norah and James Quinn, Doonshean, CB
Sun 21ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Máirt 23ú 10.00am Larry O’Connor, John St., & Limerick, CB.
Wed 24ú 7.30pm Nora and Patrick Hanafin, Baile Beag, CB.
Déard 25ú 10.00am David Vaillancourt, New York, CB.
Fri 26ú 10.00am Mossie O’Connor, Dublin and John St., 1ú CB; his parents James and Hannah O’Connor and sisters Kathleen, Ann and Eileen.
7.30pm NO 7.30pm MASS.
Sat/Sath 27ú 8.00pm Abbie and James O’Dowd, CB, and deceased members of the O’Dowd Family, Knockavrogeen.
Domh 28ú 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 it 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.
Domh/Sun 21ú 10.00am Bernie and Carmel Galvin and daughter Kathleen, Aglish, CB.
Domh/Sun 28ú 10.00am Kitty and Jack Curran, Minard East, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 20ú 6.15i.n. Maureen O’Connor, CB, and her son Nicholas Jnr., Mám an Óraigh, CB.
Satharn 27ú 6.15i.n. John O’Connor, Com a’ Liaig, CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
(27ú/28ú Iúil 2013)
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 2: Vigil Gene Courtney, Veronica Houlihan, Ann Scanlon, Patricia Flannery, Margaret Sheehy and Eileen Courtney. 11:30am Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley and Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.. Readers: Vigil: Marian O’Sullivan. 11.30a.m.: Margaret Graham.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Marie Uí Ghrifín agus Eric Mitchell. Léitheoir: Amy Mitchell.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Eibhlín Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Scoláirí Samhraidh.

Course in Pastoral Ministry 2013 – 2014
The Diocese of Kerry will run a certified training programme for people involved in Parish Pastoral Councils, Parish Liturgy Groups, Parish Finance Committees, Safeguarding Children Committees and other parish committees. For further information, contact: Frances Rowland @ 064 6632644, or email: or check out / or Parish Office 066-9151208.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Env.: €967; Cash: €1,323; Total: €2,290.
Diocesan Collection for the Sick and Retired Priests €2,730 received to date. Míle buíochas.
Dingle Historical Society – The Last Blast of the Whistle – a talk on the 60th anniv of the last train to leave Dingle in 1953, by Pat Nelligan, Mon July 22nd in Danno’s bar and restaurant, Strand Street, preceded by a barbecue which starts at 7.30 and is included in the ticket price of €10. Tickets available from Danno’s Bar and O’Keefes Pharmacy proceeds to Dingle Historical Society.
Pimpernel sa Vatican – The Pimpernel of the Vatican
The Amazing Story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty.
Screening of DVD – Igloo Films / TG4, 51min, 2008, Irish with English subtitles. Introduced by the Monsignor’s nephew and retired Supreme Court Judge, Mr Justice Hugh O’Flaherty, Thursday 25th July, 7.30pm in Halla Bunscoil an Chlochair (Girl’s Primary School Hall), Upper Main St.
Warfare, Diplomacy & Horse-Racing – Some Prominent Émigrés from Kerry in Europe, 1600-1800
A lecture by Dr. Declan M. Downey, University College Dublin, Friday 26th July, 7.30pm in Halla Bunscoil an Chlochair (Girl’s Primary School Hall), Upper Main St.
Dramatisation of Mark’s Gospel – Wed. & Thurs. 8.00pm in The Convent Hall, Lixnaw, performed by Mike O’Mahony. Book: 087-9467755 /087-1604628. Tickets €10.
Fundraising Walk: A sponsored 12km walk by Aisling Kennedy, Ballinasare in aid of the Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic in Malawi will take place in Annascaul at 12noon from Hanifan’s Bar on Sunday July 21st. A shorter walk is also taking place. All proceeds are going to the Clinic.
Celebration of Light for Recovery Haven (Cancer support House) – Sunday 21st July at 8.00pm at the Helipad on Dingle Mariana. All welcome. Info 066 7192199.
The Year of Faith will end on 24th November. It invites us to reflect on our journey of life. A pilgrimage to Lough Derg is one way for you to answer the call to renewal in faith, personally or as part of a group. The Three Day Pilgrimage season ends on 15th August. Info on booking, phone 071-9861518, email
Grandparents’ Pilgrimage to Knock; The Diocese of Kerry will participate in the National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage to Knock on Sun. 8th Sept. 2013. Bus will depart from Killarney and Tralee, booking in advance is required. Details from Bernie McCaffrey, John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney. Ph. 087 6484367 or
O’Donnell Clan Gathering – Members of the Co. Kerry O’Donnell Family will gather at Inch, on Fri – Sun 16th – 18th August 2013. Info: 087 0523276 / 087 9892875 /
Beehive Theatre – The Odd Couple, The Studio, Cúilín, Tuesday 23rd and Thurs 25th July. Tickets €15.
An Timire – Samhradh 2013
Beidh an t-Ath Frainc Mac Brádaigh SJ, ag Aifreann 6.15 ar an 20ú Iúil i gCeann Trá leis an Timire a chur i láthair an phobail. Tá an iris ar an saol ó 1911. Is í aidhm an Timire an ghluaiseacht Ghaeilge a nascadh le spioradáltacht Éireann de réir meon Vatacáin 2.
4 uair sa bhliain a thagann sé amach agus is €15 an gnáthshíntiús bliantúil, postas san áireamh. Is féidir cóip a fháil trí shíntiús a sheoladh chuig An Timire, 37 Sr. Líosain Íocht, Baile Átha Cliath 2, nó chuig nó é a cheannach sa Chaifé Liteartha nó in Ionad an Bhlaoscaod. Síntiús bliana ar phraghas speisialta €10 ar an 20ú Iúil tar éis Aifreann.

Bliain an Chreidimh – Our Patron Saints Laochra an Chreidimh No.51.
Naomh Clare – She was born in Montefalco, Umbria, Italy in the year 1268. She was an Augustinian nun and abbess. Before she became a nun she was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. She was declared a saint by Pope Leo XIII on December 8th, 1881. She came from a wealthy family and was daughter of Damiano and Lacopa Vengente. She had an older sister called Joan.
Clare reported having a vision of Jesus and that she helped Jesus carry the cross. Then he implanted the cross in her heart. The rest of her years she suffered in pain, yet she continued to joyfully serve her fellow nuns. Clare died on the 18th August 1308. When they removed her heart, they found a cross.
I picked Clare because it’s in my family. I also love the name Clare and I would like to find out what she did and how. (Ailbhe– Bunscoil an Chlochar)
Pattern / Open Air Cemetery Masses 2013
8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 23ú Iúil – Reilig Killdrum.
8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 30ú Iúil – Reilig Cinn Aird.
8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 6ú Lúnasa – Reilig Garfinney.
8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 13ú Lúnasa – Reilig Ráithín Thuaidh.
7.30p.m. Déardaoin 29ú Lúnasa – Patrún na Mináirde.
10.00a.m. Dé Domh 29ú Meán Fómhair i Séipéal Naomh Caitlín. Déanfar Turas traidisiúnta cois Tobar Mhichíl, Baile Móir, tar éis an tAifreann sa Séipéal.
11.30a.m. Dé Luain 25ú Samhain – Lá Chaitlíona.
Please notify former Parishioners now resident outside our Parish who may wish to participate.
Glór na hUaighe
Killdrum Cemetery
The great majority of the early cross-inscribed stones on record from Kerry are located in one single area, the ancient territory of Corca Dhuibhne, which largely comprised the Dingle and Iveragh peninsula. Peninsular Kerry, is also the area which has the largest collection of cross-inscribed stones. Corca Dhuibhne is also that part of the county that has the smaller proportion of local authority-controlled graveyards relates to the nature of early medieval ecclesiastical sites there. In total, there are around 200 cross-inscribed stones and related monuments recorded from Corca Dhuibhne. Inscribed crosses of various forms occur on a variety of early medieval monuments in Co. Kerry, the largest group, however, comprises cross-inscribed slabs, examples can be found in Kildrum, Aglish, Garfinny, Ráithín Uí Thuaigh and Kinard.
(The Unquiet Grave – Michael Connolly)
Fr. Marc Stenger
Once again we welcome visiting Priest Fr. Marc Stenger from the Diocese of Limborg-Frankfurt who will be assisting in our Parish during July.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thur 15th – Sun 18th August 2013. For ages 16-35, an opportunity to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online visit or phone 01 6753690 or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

Ordination of Bishop Elect
Fr. Ray Browne
Fr. Ray Browne from Athlone and the diocese of Elphin will be ordained Bishop of Kerry diocese this Sunday, 21st July, at 3pm, in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. You can listen to the ceremony LIVE on Radio Kerry from 3pm. You can view the ceremony LIVE on The Cathedral will be filled to capacity with 1,300 guests, representing parishes, the two dioceses and Fr. Ray’s family. Admission to the Cathedral for the Ordination is by Ticket only.
The ordaining bishops will include: Archbishop Dermot Clifford assisted by the Papal Nuncio Charles Browne and by Bishop Bill Murphy. Fr Ray’s motto as bishop is Love One Another. This forms part of the new bishop’s crest. Souvenir copies of which are available to you in the porch. Please take one. The Ordination Booklet which includes all the details of the liturgy can be viewed on
Guí an Phobail
Priest: Gathered by God, who is the Good Shepherd,
we bring our prayers with confidence to Him.
1. For Pope Francis and all leaders of Church and State…..that their leadership may reflect the values of Christ…Lord hear us.
2. For Bishop Ray as he begins his new ministry…may he come to know Christ more clearly through his leadership of God’s people ….Lord hear us.
Father, you sent us your Son to reveal your love for us.
Hear our prayers this day as we welcome the new bishop of our diocese. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.
Mass Rock at Coumduff, Annascaul
The Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area Mass in Coumduff, Annascaul will take place on Friday July 26th at 7:30pm. All parishioners are invited to pass on the word about this Year of Faith gathering. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Raymond Browne, newly ordained Bishop of Kerry who will preach on the night.
Please notify family and friends who may be holidaying at this time as they might take the opportunity to join with us in pilgrim prayer at a revered holy place in our West Kerry landscape.
This Mass Rock was used during the Penal Days for the celebration of Mass in this area. According to Fr. John Ashe in his book “Annascaul Revisited and Reviewed”, this is one of the best preserved and also one of the best authenticated Mass Rocks in existence. It is situated in a deep gorge at the rear of Loch Scaul, a locality which because of its sacred association has come down to us under the name of ‘Soggarth’ . Surrounded on every side by precipitous mountains, with only one possible avenue of approach, Soggarth provided an ideal hideout for the celebration of the Supreme, if forbidden, Act of Divine Worship. Very suitably shaped for its sacred purpose, the Rock is symmetrically rimmed, round to a depth of about 12 inches from the top, giving it a remarkable resemblance to a very large old time travelling trunk. Close by, at no great distance from the Rock, is ‘Tobareen na Comeena’ – the little Communion Well – where, tradition has it the priest secured water for use at Mass, and the faithful broke their fast after Holy Communion. The water in this well is said to be the purest and the coolest in all the parish.
Annascaul Bridge – gathering from 6pm;
Annascaul Lake – 6.45pm (Walk to Mass Rock saying the Rosary). Mass Rock – Mass at 7.30pm
Return to Annascaul Lake – 8.15pm (Walk from Mass Rock saying the Rosary).
Annascaul Community Ctr – from 9pm, cupán tae etc.
NB: Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. (The Walk is fairly flat on an uneven road, it will take about 25mins each way.)

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