Newsletter / Fógraí 8th and 9th December 2012

Bliain an Chreidimh
Giniúint gan Smál na Maighdine Beannaithe.
An Dara Domhnach den Aidbhint – 9ú Nollaig
Pray for Joe Ó Sé, Cathair an Treantaigh; Catherine Manning, (nee O’Sullivan) Killelane; Noreen Townsends, (nee O’Donnell) late of Monaree who died in Slough, England; Chrissie Wright, (nee Flannery), late of The Colony who died in London; Maire B. Uí Chatháin, (nee Landers) late of Cathair Boilg, Fionn Trá, who died in Chicago. U.S.A; Patrick Diggins, late of Causeway who died in England. Solas síoraí dá h-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla: 066-9156131.
Fri/Aoine 7úMulti- Intentional 8.00pm (1) Maureen Geaney, Chluais Mhóir, CB(2) Joe & Josie Flannery, Strand St., CB.(3) Eileen Dillon, Green St., CB.
Sat/Sath 8ú 11.30am Mollie Moncur, Emlagh, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, MM.
8.00pm Elizabeth (Ciss) Bowler, Ballingrane, CB.
Sun 9ú 11.30am Funeral Mass for Catherine Manning, Killelane, R.I.P
Luain 10ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde – Missa Pro Populo.
Máirt 11ú 10.00am Thomas and Mary Moriarty, Baile na hAbhainn, CB.
Wed 12ú 7.30pm Tommy Flannery, John St., CB.
Déard 13ú 10.00am Tony Sheehy, Strand St., CB.
Fri/Aoine 14úMulti- Intentional 7.30pm (1) James & Eileen O’Connor, Station Row, CB.(2) Pat Nash, Glens, CB.(3) David Vaillancourt, New York, CB.(4) Owen Keane, CB and Rosemary Brennan, RIP, who died recently in Toronto, Canada.(5) Peter and Mary Leonard, Dykegate Lane, CB.
Sat/Sath 15ú 8.00pm Phil O’Connor Murphy, Cluais Móir, CB.
Domh 16ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
NB: No Adoration in St. Mary’s this week due to the Crib being put in place. Confessions: After Vigil Masses.
Sat./Sath. 8ú 10.00am Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Sun/Domh. 9ú 10.00am Liza and Tim Brosnan, Ballybog, CB.
Sun/Domh. 16ú 10.00am Matthew (Bob) and Bridie Ashe, Minard East, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Dé hAoine 7ú 6.15i.n. Giniúint gan Smál na Maighdine Beannaithe.
Satharn 8ú 6.15i.n Bríd Adams, Cuan, MM.
Satharn 15ú 6.15i.n. Alice Wallace, Cill Fearnóg, CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Offertory Collection
Weekly Env.: €1,131; Cash: €642; Total: €1,773.
Diocesan Collection for the Diocesan Youth Service €812. Míle buíochas.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
(15ú/16ú Nollaig)
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 2; Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30a.m.: Clár Uí Loingsigh.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendeville agus Bridget Prendeville. Léitheoir: Máire Uí Ghrifín.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Pádraig Firtéar.
Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.
Bingo ar son Scoil Cheann Trá i Halla Cheann Trá Dé hAoine 7ú Nollaig ar 8.00pm.
Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne 31 Card Drive in Danno’s Bar Friday December 7th 2012, at 8pm.
Coiste na nÓg, C.L.G. Daingean Uí Chúis, will hold its Annual General Meeting on this Friday 7th December,
2012 at 7pm in Benner Hotel.
West Kerry Minor Football Championship Final Dingle v An Ghaeltacht in Lios Póil at 2.30pm Saturday December 8th 2012.
Beidh Bingo i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne ar an nDomhnach, 9 Nollaig @ 7.30 i.n. Go leor duaiseanna. Coffee morning in aid of the Niall Mellon Trust in Kenya to build houses for the disadvantaged on Monday 10th Dec. at Fidelma Long’s house in Ballyferriter, from 10.30 am. All welcome. ,
Progressive 31 Card Drive – in aid of Coiste na nÓg Chiarraí Thiar on Friday December 14th at 9pm in Paul Geaney’s. Fáilte roimh cách.
West Kerry Mental Health Assoc Church gate collection next weekend 15thand 16th of December.
Cuan Counselling – Secondhand Sale in the CBS Hall Sunday December 16th 12:30 – 4.30pm. To book a table ring 087-2562109, Entrance €2.
Youth Drama Showcase, in the Beehive Theatre – ‘The Most Precious Thing in the World’, Fri 14th Dec at 7.00pm; Sat 15th Dec at 1.30pm and Sunday 16th Dec at 7.00pm. €5.
Ministers of the Eucharist, St. Mary’s
Team 2. Vigil – Gene Courtney, Veronica Houlihan, Ann Scanlon, Patricia Flannery, Margaret Sheehy and Eileen Courtney.
Team 2. 11.30am – Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley and Nora Curran.
New complete lists available in the Sacristy.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje – May 29th 2013, Spiritual Dir: Fr. Francis Nolan. Flights / Full board €645 pp. Contact: Mary / Sol Travel, Tralee, 066 7185940.
Seirbhísí Charúil na Nollag
(1) Beidh Carúl na Nollag le Pobailscoil Chorca Dhuibhne ar Déardaoin 13ú Nollaig ag a 7:00 p.m. i Séipéal Naomh Mhuire. Is é an téama ná “Fágfar an doras ar leathadh”. Fáilte roimh cách
(2) Ecumenical Choir Service on Sunday 16th Dec. at 7.00 pm at St. James’ Church, Dingle featuring St. Mary’s Choir and guests. No adm charge but a voluntary contribution can be made on the night to Kerry Hospice Foundation. The local committee of KHF would like to thank all who generously supported all fundraisers in 2012 and to wish you all a very happy Christmas and joyful New Year.
(3) Beidh Seirbhís Charúil ar maith le Bunscoil Cheann Trá ar siúl Dé Máirt 18ú Nollaig i Séipéal Naomh Caitlín ar 7:30i.n. Fáilte roimh cách.
St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal Collections will be taken up at all Churches 8th & 9th of December.
Laochra an Chreidimh No.10
Saint Bernadette Soubirous 1844-79
Born at Lourdes, France, on January 7, the oldest child of miller Francis Soubirous and his wife, Louise. She was called Bernadette as a child, lived in abject poverty with her parents, was uneducated, and suffered from asthma. Her father became bankrupt as many of his customers failed to pay him for milling services rendered. They lost their Boly Mill home and found refuge in the abandoned jailhouse called the Cachot meaing the dungeon.
On February 11th 1858, while collecting firewood on the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes, she saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in a cave above the riverbank. “I went to the banks of the Gave to gather firewood together with other girls. I lifted my head and looked towards the grotto and saw a lady dressed in white. She had a white dress, a blue sash and a yellow rose on each foot, the same colour as the chain of her rosary. When I saw that, I rubbed my eyes; I thought I was mistaken.”
Her report provoked scepticism, but her daily visions of the Lady from February 18 through March 4 drew great crowds of people. Despite great hostility on the part of the civil authorities, she persisted in her claims, and on February 25 a spring flowed where none had been before. On March 25, the vision told her it was the Immaculate Conception and directed her to build a Chapel on the site.
On the Feast of the Annunciation. The Lady gives her name: “I am The Immaculate Conception.”
In 1866, she became a Sister of Notre Dame at Nevers, and she remained there until she died at Nevers on April 16. Lourdes soon became one of the great pilgrimage centres of modern Christianity, attracting millions of visitors. Miracles were reported at the shrine and in the waters of the spring, and after painstaking investigation the apparitions were ecclesiastically approved. Bernadette was canonized in 1933 by Pope Pius XI.
Do This In Memory
Déanaigí É Seo i gCuimhne
Our next joint liturgy will be on next weekend, December 15th/16th. Please bring your candles and place them in the Sacred Space in church. Also children are reminded to bring the THUMB magazine. All families are asked to occupy the front seats please.
Naomh Muire, Dingle – Dé Satharn 8.00pm;
N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Dé Domh. 10.00am.
NB: An Fhíniúin/Grapevine was distributed at last liturgy, please study and discuss together at home in preparation for next weekend, Third Sunday of Advent.

CONFESSIONS will be held on Friday 21st of December as follows:
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 7:00pm
Naomh Muire – 7:30pm

Séipéal Naomh Caitlín ar an Satharn 22ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.

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. We thank the Teachers and Children as they prepare and dress our 3 Advent Jesse Trees or the Family Tree of Jesus at these Masses.
Chorus: Rejoice, rejoice, O Israel
To you shall come Emmanuel (2)
A Jesse Tree Blessing
We ask God’s blessing on our Jesse tree, reminding us of our ancestors before Christ, the Son of David.
We read in sacred scripture:
Tá bachlóg ag eascar as bun chrann Ieise,
agus gas ag teacht óna fhréamh;
tá spiorad an Tiarna ag lonnú air., Íseáia 11:1-2.

Let us pray:
Heavenly Father, bless this tree, a reminder to us of your covenanted love, shown to your people, our ancestors, through the events of history in ancient times. May your son Christ, the shoot of Jesse, the true vine, invigorate us with his life and love, so that we may become his living branches in our world today. AMEN.
Chorus: Árdaigh do chroí, a Iosrael
Chughat tiocfaidh Emmanuel (2)
Confirmation candidates and their families are invited to use and prayerfully study together the copy of “Bible Alive for Kids” which is our Year of Faith special Parish gift to you as young parishioners preparing for your Confirmation.
Our next Confirmation Liturgy will take place on the 12th/13th of January 2013.

“Origin of Jesus Christ … and The Jesse Tree”
It is timely how eminent US Bible scholar Fr. Raymond E. Brown challenges all Christians to have a serious look “at the list of Jesus’ ancestors” he examines the good, the bad and the ugly of “the total generations from Abraham to David (14 generations); and from David to the Babylonian exile (14 more) and finally from the exile to the Christ (14 more). Matthew’s genealogy is telling us that the story of Jesus Christ contains as many sinners as saints and is written with the crooked lines of liars and betrayers and the immoral, and not only with straight lines… A God who did not hesitate to use the scheming as well as the noble, the impure as well as the pure, men to whom the world hearkened and women upon whom the world frowned – this God continues to work through the same melange. If it was a challenge to recognize in the last part of Matthew’s genealogy that totally unknown people were part of the story of Jesus Christ, it may be a greater challenge to recognize that the unknown characters of today are an essential part of the sequence… He has not hesitated to entrust the sequence of the story to a hierarchically structured church, guaranteed with promises, but not free from its own share of the corrupt, the venal, the stupid, and the ineffective. Those “Christians” who proclaim that they believe in and love Jesus but cannot accept the church or the institution because it is far from perfect and the story and consequently are not willing to face the challenge of the sequence.”
(A Coming Christ in Advent: The Liturgical Press, 1988, Minn., U.S.A.)

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