Newsletter / Fógraí 21st May 2023

Dingle Parish

Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Tel (066) 9151208/087-6551902

May 21st, 2023

Ascension of the Lord

Pray for Joe Bowler, Lincoln, England. Suaimhneas Síoraí dá anam.

St Mary’s Church, Dingle.

Sat 20ú 6.15pm 1. Deceased members of the Moran Family, Ballybeg. 2. Helena and John Deady, Milltown.

Sun 21ú 11.30am Ann and Terry McNulty, Green Street and Dublin.

Mon 22ú 10.00am Sa Díseart.

Tues 23ú 10.00am Intinn Speisialta.

Wed 24ú No Mass.

Thurs 25ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.

Fri 26ú 6.15pm John Hennessy, Cnoc na hAbha and deceased members of the Hennessy Family.

Sat 27ú 6.15pm 1. John Joe Murphy, Green Street. 2. Paddy O’Connor, Baile Breac.

3. Bridie Rohan, Main Street. 4. John Joe Russell, Coimín and Cathair Bó Sine.

5. Jackie Higgins, Beenbawn and Chapel Ln.

Sun 28ú 11.30am Eileen Galvin, Doonties and Bruree, MM and her parents Hannie and Johnny and deceased members of the Galvin and Ashe Families.

Confessions: Friday after the 6.15pm Mass.

Offertory Collection: €1,175.00

Rotas: Next Week: Euch. Mins: 6.15pm Marian O’Sullivan, Elaine O’Connor and Micheál Ó Conchúir. 11:30am: Ann Curran and Ann O’Connor. Readers: 6.15pm Liz Uí hUiginn. 11.30am: Áine Uí Ghealbháin. Cleaners Team 4.

Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil

Sun 21ú 10.00am Bernie, Carmel and Kathleen Galvin, Aglish.

Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá

Sat 27ú 7.30in John agus Kathleen O’Donoghue, Emilough Slatt.

Rota: Min Eoc: Siobhán Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Dónal Ó Ciobháin

Gluten Free hosts are available from the Priest at communion time.

Thought for the day: Expectedly, very far away worlds can seem familiar. Such is the case with the world of our second reading (and perhaps our Gospel): an intense community, factions within, pressures from outside, different “versions” of the faith, not always reliable leadership, the departure of members, perhaps some significant. Questions arise. What has happened? Who are we? What do we hold on to? Where should we turn? What should we do? The faraway world of 1 Peter and even John’s Gospel seems suddenly recognisable to us today. Their message is simply: keep to the heart of the proclamation, Christ our life; keep loving each other; trust the Holy Spirit; it is not our project but God’s!

Prayer: Remind us again, loving God, of the great events that give us new life in Christ. Rekindle the gift of the Holy Spirit within each and within all. Amen.

Pope Francis Tweet: The family is the main antidote to material and spiritual poverty, and to the problem of the demographic winter. Family-friendly social, economic and cultural policies need to be promoted in every country, as well as policies that welcome life.

Rosary for the month of May will take place near the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Monday – Thurs at 6pm; Friday and Saturday after 6.15pm Mass and on Sunday at 7pm. Also at 8pm in the Grotto beside Lispole Church at 8pm. Fáilte roimh chách.

Gluten Free hosts are available from the Priest at communion time.

Diocesan Collection for the Education of Priests: €508

Priest on duty this Sunday:

Fr Eamon Mulvihill 066-7139145.

Comhghairdeas le leanaí Scoil an Ghleanna, Bunscoil an Chlochair, Scoil Iognáid Rís, Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Scoil Chaitlín Naofa agus Scoil Cheann Trá, a ghlac an Chéad Chomaoineach le déanaí. Míle buíochas le gach uile dhuine a chabhraíonn leo an chreideamh a ghlacadh agus a spreagann grá do Íosa ina saol.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday August 26th. A bus is being organised from the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area, (numbers dependent). If you are interested in travelling, contact Cathy on 086-0520915 by Friday May 26th. The bus will depart Dingle at approx. 6.30am. Cost is likely between €25 – €35 depending on numbers travelling.

€€Online giving€€. You can now make a donation to the Parish online by clicking on the Donate button on our Parish website.

Míle buíochas to all who have returned theirSpring and Easter Dues Envelopes. Má tá Boscaí Trócaire fós ag éinne is féidir iad a thabhairt thar nais go dtí na séipéil anois. Trócaire received to date €8,817.00

Tap to Donate terminals are now located at the back of St Mary’s Church. Machines are programmed to donate €5 to the Parish each time they are used.

As part of Féile Cheoil an tSamhraidh, we welcome the Choir from St. John’s Church, Tralee to Sunday Mass on May 21st at 11.30am. Kerry Choral Union will perform, in St Mary’s Church, Sunday at 3.00pm.

Accord is an organisation that supports couples who are preparing for the sacrament of Marriage. If you are interested in training as a Marriage Preparation Programme Facilitator contact Aisling on 01 5053112 or email:

Parish Office at the Presbytery, Dingle. Office Hours: Tuesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Wednesday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Thursday: 9.30am-12.30pm.

Parish Office: Tel.:066 9151208.

A variety of religious books are now available in the bookstandat the back of St Mary’s Church.

All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock Sat, June 3rd, includes Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross and a talk by Bishop Oliver Doeme. The Main Celebrant is Archbishop Eamon Martin. Contact Eilís, 087 6341538 to book a place on the Kerry bus.

Day of Prayer for the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis has asked the Church to pray for the work of this October’s Synod of Bishops on the Feast of the Visitation, Wednesday May 31st. A Day of Prayer is being held in Knock Shrine on that day. 11am Prayer Service in the Apparition Chapel

12:00pm Mass in the Basilica 
7pm Rosary and Mass in Knock Parish Church. See for more details and livestream. Parishioners are invited to pray for the work of the Synod by praying the Angelus.

Pilgrimages: Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage Sept 1st – 6th ex Kerry Airport. More later.

Medjugorje: June 21st – 28th Fr Danny Broderick and Fr Joe Begley. Contact Tom Dennehy for or 0868337681.

Holy Land August 29th – Sept 8th 2023. Spiritual Dir Fr John Newman. For info email or 0868337681.

Prayer of Blessed Henry Newman

O Lord, support us all day long, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest, and peace at last. Amen.

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