Newsletter / Fógraí 26th June 2010

Críost Ár ndóchas – An Tríú Domhnach Déag Saor: 27/6/2010 Pray for Thomas Galvin, Hackney, London and late of Doonties, funeral arrangements later in the week. Solas síoraí dá anam. Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Jim Walsh: 066-7139655. MASSES/AIFRINN ST. MARY’S CHURCH Sat/Sath. 26ú 8.00pm Lily Lundon, Cill na gCléireach, CB. Sun/Domh. 27ú 9.00am Michael Donnelly, Green St., CB. 11.30am Missa Pro Populo Mon/Luan 28ú 7.30pm Deceased members of the McConnell Family, Emlough, Ballydavid, CB. Tue/Máirt 29ú 10.00am 7.30pm Mary and Timothy Galvin and John O’Connor and deceased members of the Galvin Family, John St., CB. Wed/Cead 30ú 7.30pm John O’Connor, 21 Marian Park, CB. Thur/Déard. 1ú 10.00am Paddy Joe Lynch, Milltown, CB. 7.30pm Peadar Quinn, and deceased members of the Quinn family. CB. Fri/Aoine 2ú 10.00am 7.30pm Maidhc agus Eibhlín Uí Mhoráin, Baile an Riabhach, CB. Sat/Sath. 3ú 10.00am 8.00pm Pat and John O’Sullivan, 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. 27ú 10.00am Mary Manning, Emilough, CB. Fri/Aoine 2ú 8.00pm In the event of a funeral today there will be no 8.00pm First Friday Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon NAOMH CAITLÍN, FIONN TRÁ Sun/Domh. 27ú 10.30am Micheál Ó Sé, Árd a’ Bhóthair, CB. Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon Offertory Collection Weekly Envelopes: €1,217; Cash: €1,515; Total: €2,732. Míle Buíochas. The annual collection for the Sick and Retired priests of the diocese of Kerry will be taken up next weekend July 3rd/4th. This fund provides for the maintenance of priests of the diocese who are now retired after many years of ministry or who become ill during their ministry. Your generous support of this collection is most appreciated by Bishop Murphy and the priests of the diocese. A special envelope is provided in your box of yearly envelopes or you can use the envelopes available at the back of the Church. Please return the envelopes to your Parish Church next weekend or to the Presbytery. First Friday Calls: Fr. Bernard Healy will carry out his Communion calls as usual on Thursday and Friday. Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh will make his calls on Fri 9th July. An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn: (3ú/4ú Iúil). DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 2; Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: Vigil: Marian O’Sullivan; 9.00a.m. Madge Nic Gearailt; 11.30a.m. Ciara O’Connor. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane agus Máiread Uí Ghairbhí. Léitheoir: Scoláirí Samhraidh. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Scoláirí Samhraidh. Díseart Pilgrimage to Lough Derg A three day pilgrimage to Lough Derg – Friday July 16th to Sunday July 18th, group will depart Dingle early on Friday 16th and return on Sunday evening. Cost: €90 for coach journey. Anyone wishing to join the Pilgrimage should contact any of the following: Theresa Rafter-Moriarty at An Díseart 066-9152476; Paudie Aherne: 066-9151761/086-2150730 or Kathleen Sheehy: 066-9151201/087-6643152. Pattern / Open Air Cemetery Masses 2010 8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 6ú Iúil – Reilig Chaitlíona. 8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 13ú Iúil – Reilig Milltown. 8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 20ú Iúil – Reilig Killdrum. 8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 27ú Iúil – Reilig Cinn Aird. 8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 3ú Lúnasa – Reilig Garfinney. 8.00p.m. Dé Máirt 10ú Lúnasa – Reilig na hEaglaise. 4.00p.m. Dé Sathairn 28ú Lúnasa – Patrún na Mináirde, Tobar Eoin Baiste. 4.00p.m. Dé Céad 29ú Meán Fómhair – Tobar Mhichíl. 11.00a.m. Déardaoin 25ú Samhain – Lá Chaitlíona. Please notify all former Parishioners now resident outside our Parish who may wish to participate. Catholic Youth Retreat Dominican Retreat Ctre, Ennismore, Montenotte, Cork will hold a retreat on Sun 4th July 10am – 6pm for those aged 16 – 35. Further info 087-2520380/087-6961851. Scoil Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil Post Lán-Aimseartha do Chúntóir Riachtanais Speisialta do Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí. Ag tosnú ar an Luan 30ú Lúnasa, 2010. Gaeilge riachtanach. Iarratas maraon le CV, teastaisí agus litreacha molta chuig: An Cathaoirleach, Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin, ag an seoladh thuas, roimh 2/7/2010. The Holy Ghost Missions Representatives of the Holy Ghost Missions will preach at all Masses in our three Parish Churches on Saturday and Sunday the 10th and 11th of July. Séipéal Naomh Muire – Aifreann R na G On Sunday 18th July the 11.30am Mass in Séipéal Naomh Muire will be as Gaeilge and will be broadcast on Raidió na Gaeltachta. Any funeral to be arranged in conjunction with family for an alternative time. Cemetery Mass at Ballinclare Cemetery will take place on Friday 9th July at 7.30pm. World Missions Ireland, on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith would like to thank the parishioners of the Diocese of Kerry for the €56, 601 that was contributed in 2009. Míle Buíochas. Fógraí Swimming lessons in Minard, starting Monday 28th June at 11:30a.m. South Africa Missionary Calling Saturday June 12th 2010 A Cháirde, Everything has been a culture shock and without a clear job description I was at sea. Kokstad is a town of three population groups. There are the whites, mainly living in the more prosperous houses with the servants’ quarters at the back and bars on the doors and windows. The whites predominantly own the businesses, the farms and the blacks work for them. The blacks are the sweepers, the maids and they are everywhere always, walking up the road, down the road, sitting on the corners, staring ahead and if I say hello they reply, Hello Ma’am, as if I am in some way their superior. Their language is Xsosa. The third group are the coloureds. These are mixed white (mainly Afrikaans) and black and their language is Afrikaans. The congregation who attend mass in the Cathedral in Kokstad, where the Bishop is Liam Slattery from Killenaule in Tipperary are mainly white and coloured and Indians. There are quite a few Indians here too by the way. They were mainly brought here as teachers. The schools in the town are Kokstad High, mainly for whites, Mount Currie for the blacks and coloureds and St Patrick’s which seems to be mixed. St Pat’s and Kokstad High are fee-paying and have normal numbers in a class and have good results. Mount Currie is not so good. They have up to a 100 in some classes and as you would expect poor results. I am living in the main street in a house which belongs to Friends of Ireland and I have been there alone since I arrived. There are bars on the doors and windows and it would be nice to have some company. Hopefully there will be more volunteers coming out in July. The schools I teach in are called farm schools. They are in remote areas outside the town. Kokstad is set in a large farming area. The farms are huge, over 1000 acres and the farm workers and their families live in clusters of huts around the farm. They are poor and get very little money for their work. Most of the farm schools were set up to cater for these children. They were mission schools with churches attached but now the government has taken them over. However they are grossly under funded and over -populated. There could be over 100 in a class. The schools don’t have many rooms but as Mr Sabu an Indian teacher the Bishop introduced me to says, things are improving slowly. Lots of these children don’t have textbooks and even if they do the language in them is difficult, so I am doing out study notes in simpler English and hoping that the teachers will encourage the use of these. Quite often the teachers don’t understand the English either. It is their second language but English is the language of the exams. I have given some of the money to the schools but the bulk is going to the Bishop Slattery’s charity which provides bursaries for promising students and helps the families also. Mise le meas, Liz Uí hUigín. Kokstad, South Africa. David Quinn answers Minister Gormley “‘Know your place’. That was the gist of Green party leader, John Gormley’s reaction to the intervention by the bishops last week in the debate over the Civil Partnership Bill. The Bishops issued a statement on the matter following their latest quarterly meeting in Maynooth. Interviewed about the matter on RTÉ the next day John Gormley declared that he was “taken aback”. He said he “thought we had left the era of Church interference behind us”. The Church, Mr. Gormley continued, “should concentrate its efforts on looking after the spiritual needs of its flock, and not intrude into temporal or State matters”. Basically, Mr. Gormley is trying to put the bishops, and by extension all religious believers, in a box. In stating that the Church should focus on the “spiritual needs of its flock” he could hardly have been more explicit. The fact, it is Mr. Gormley’s attitude that is deeply undemocratic because he would deny the Church the right to comment on public matters that is enjoyed even by the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland, or the Irish Farmers’ Association for that matter. When the IFA criticised aspects of the Civil Partnership Bill a few months ago no-one questioned its right to voice its opinion on the issue. In fact, its criticisms were listened to and the Bill was amended. It seems the IFA now has more influence over the State than the Catholic Church does. Catholics, and religious believers in general, should react strongly against what John Gormley is attempting because what he is attempting is nothing less than the privatisation of religion. His view of religious freedom is evidently extremely limited. He believes in freedom of worship and not much more than that.” (Edited extract from Irish Catholic by David Quinn June 24 2010, page 9) Why the Church is concerned about the Civil Partnership Bill * The Bill fails to recognize the special position of marriage. Under the Bill same sex partnerships are virtually equivalent to marriage. * “Why Marriage Matters” is a Statement of the Irish Bishops Conference on the Civil Partnership Bill. Available at See also Considerations etc. at * For details of the Civil Partnership Bill and Explanatory Memorandum see: * God is the author of marriage. * Jesus has elevated natural marriage to a holy Sacrament, a sign of God’s love and a source of grace for couples. * No other relationship can replace marriage: ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’ (Mt 19:4-6) – the word of Jesus as taken from the Book of Genesis 2:24.

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