Newsletter / Fógraí 8th December 2013

Bliain A – 8ú Nollaig 2013
An Dara Domhnach den Aidbhint
Pray for Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa; Eileen O’Mahony, (nee McCarthy),Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny and late of Gneeveguilla; Joe O’Doherty, Mullagh, Co. Clare. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás B. Ó Luanaigh – 066-9151208.
Sat/Sath 7ú 8.00pm Maureen Geaney, Cluais Móir, CB.
Sun 8ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Luain 9ú 10.00am An Díseart
4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
7.30pm Feast of the Immaculate of Conception.
Máirt 10ú 10.00am Tom and Mary Moriarty, Baile na hAbhainn, CB.
Wed 11ú 7.30pm Intinn Pearsanta.
Déard 12ú 10.00am Thomas O’Halloran, Cuillinagh 1ú CB and deceased members of the O’Halloran Family.
Fri 13ú
Multi-Intentional 7:30pm
1. Pat Nash, Glens, CB.
2. Phil O’Connor, Cluais, CB.

Sat/Sath 14ú 8.00pm Peter and Mary Leonard, Dykegate Ln, CB.
Domh 15ú 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.
All night Vigil this Saturday after 8pm Mass. “Come and See” says the Lord. NB: No Adoration this Thursday.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Domhnach 8ú 10.00am Thomas Keane, Margaret and Tim Galvin, Doonties and deceased members of The Keane and Galvin Families.
Domh/Sun 15ú 10.00am Henrietta O’Sullivan, Lisdorgan, 1ú CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 7ú 6.15i.n. Alice Wallace, Cill Fearnóg, CB.
Satharn 14ú 6.15i.n. Joseph O’Shea, 1ú CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
An tSeachtaine seo chugainn:
(14ú / 15ú Nollaig)
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: 11.30a.m.: Scólairí na Scoileanna aitiúil. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane and Máiréad Uí Gháirbhí. Léitheoir: Cathy Ní Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.
Offertory Collection
Weekly Env.: €1,030; Cash: €696. Total: €1,726. Míle buíochas. Diocesan Collection for Diocesan Youth Services will be taken up next weekend, December 14th/15th after communion.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Sun Dec 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – there will be an All Night Vigil, after the 8pm Vigil Mass on the 7th. Adoration will be exposed on the Main Altar until 10pm when it will be moved to the side Chapel (Nun’s Chapel) of St. Mary’s. Fáilte roimh cách.
NB: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception falls on the second Sunday of Advent, therefore, Mass will be celebrated on Monday evening in St. Mary’s at 7:30pm.
Lectio Divina continues with Fr. Jim Sheehy every Tuesday at 7pm in An Díseart. All welcome.
Bingo i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne @ 7.30 p.m. ar an nDomhnach 15ú Nollaig 2013. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.
Youth 2000 Ireland Christmas Retreat in NEWBRIDGE COLLEGE, NEWBRIDGE, CO. KILDARE from 8pm FRIDAY 13th to SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER 2013 for over 500 young people from across Ireland (aged 16-35). All newcomers very welcome. Booking 01 6753690 or Donations only.
Bailiúchán na Scoil – Ceiliúradh 75 Bliain
8.00ú Déardaoin, 12ú Nollaig i Ionad Chaitlíona Naofa, Ceann Trá le Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin, Pádraig Ó Lúing agus Pádraig Ó Siochrú ag caint ar Scoil Náisiúnta Cheann Trá, Scoil Chaitlíona, Cill Mhic an Domhnaigh & Scoil Naomh Finghín, Baile an Ghóilí. Fáilte roimh chách.
Panto na Nollaig – Aisteoirí Bhréanainn: Cinder Eile Céadaoin agus Déardaoin 11ù agus 12ú Nollaig i Halla na Feothanaí 8.00 pm. Ard-chraic. Bígí linn!
Cumann Rothaíochta Chorca Dhuibhne – New Year’s 4th Annual Charity – Fundraising Cycle 10:00amTues 31st Dec at the Dingle Marina. Option 1: Slí Chinn Shlé – 33mhíle; 2nd: Ceann Trá/ Mám na Gaoithe /Feothanach /Cuas – 22 mhíle; 3rd: Cúl Bhóthar go Ceann Trá agus thar nais – 8 mhíle. Tabhair Tacaíocht le do thoil. Costas €10. Leanaí Free. Proceeds to Dingle Tidy Towns Committee.
St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal
Collections will be taken up at all Churches on the weekend of 7th & 8th of Dec. The Society expects to receive 100,000 requests for assistance between now and Christmas. It is the largest voluntary charitable association in Ireland with a membership of 9,500 volunteers nationwide. For info visit
NB: Collection Box in St. Mary’s Porch.
“Let us do without hesitation whatever good lies at our hands.” – Bl. Frederic Ozanam, Founder.
Our Diaconate candidates, Jean Yves Letanneur and Conor Bradley, received the Ministry of Reader in St. Mary’s Cathedral this weekend. You are asked to keep them in your prayers together with our three new candidates for Permanent Diaconate and our 2 Seminarians in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. “The Harvest is Great and the Labourers few”, ask the Lord of the Harvest to increase vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life. Contact Fr. Lovell:
Aifreann Ráidió na nGaeltachta
Beidh Aifreann á craoladh ar Ráidió na nGaeltachta ó Séipéal Naomh Muire ar an Domhnach an 15ú Nollaig ar 11.30r.n. You are invited to please occupy the front seats and take one of the Irish leaflets available at the back of St. Mary’s Church to ensure a wonderful broadcast. Please pass on the word to our housebound sick and to family and friends away from home.
Dingle Parish Liturgy Group meeting on Wednesday next December 11th at 8pm in the Sacristy.
The Kerry Magazine on sale locally Cost €8.
Bliain an Chreidimh – Our Patron Saints Laochra an Chreidimh No. 72.
St. John the Baptist was a preacher and a major religious figure in Christianity. St. John was also the cousin of Jesus of Nazareth. St. John’s parents are called Zechariah and St. Elizabeth. St. John is described as having the unique practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins. He is Patron Saint of the Lispole Church, School and Holy Well, Tobar Eoin Baiste, Minard.
(Mitchell – Scoil Iognáid Rís)
Do This In Memory
Déanaigí É Seo i gCuimhne
Our next joint liturgy will be on next weekend, December 14th/15th, the Third Sunday of Advent also known as Gaudete Sunday. Please bring your candles and place them in the Sacred Space in church. Also children are reminded to bring the THUMB magazine to Mass next weekend. All families are asked to occupy the front seats please.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Dé Sath 6.15i.n;
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’s Liturgy.
Persecution of Christians Today
In Pakistan 85 people died when two suicide bombers rushed the Anglican All Saints’ Church in Peshawar, and in Kenya, an assault on a Catholic church in Wajir left one dead and two injured. The International Society for Human Rights, a secular observatory based in Frankfurt, reports 80 per cent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed at Christians, making them by far the most persecuted religious body on the planet and especially across the Middle East.
According to the Pew Forum, between 2006 and 2010 Christians faced some form of discrimination, either de jure or de facto, in a staggering total of 139 nations, which is almost three-quarters of all the countries on earth. In effect, the world is witnessing the rise of an entire new generation of Christina Martyrs.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Nelson Mandela.
Scoil Cheann Trá (1913 – 2013)
Comóradh Céad Bliain i Scoil Cheann Trá
Clár na Féile.
Déardaoin 12ú Nollag: Céiliúradh Bhailiúchán na Scol. 8 a chlog – Ionad Chaitlíona Naofa.
Dé hAoine 13ú Nollag: Oscailt an Taispeántais phictiúrtha ag taispeáint saol agus leanaí na scoile le céad bliain anuas. Leabhra Rollaí a oscailt – tar agus faigh do shinsear nó tú féin sna tuairiscí. Sóláistí agus ceol ar an oíche le Banna Ceoil Fionn Trá 8 a chlog – Ionad Chaitlíona Naofa.
Dé Luain 16ú Nollag: Siúlóid Staire timpeall Bhaile Cheann Trá le Breandán ó Cíobháin, Stairí: ag fágáil na scoile ag 10 a chlog ar maidin.
Dé Máirt 17ú Nollag: Dráma Chéiliúrtha na Leanaí i Halla Cheann Trá ar 7 a chlog. Cead isteach soar in aisce. Raifil agus duaiseanna iontacha ar an oíche.
Dé Céad. 18ú Nollag: Bóithrín na Smaointe sa scoil i rith an lae.
Déardaoin 19u Nollag: Aifreann Chéiliúrtha agus Clabhsúr 11 a chlog i Halla Ceann Trá.
Vatican Questionnaire
Pope Francis has announced that in October 2014 an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place in the Vatican to discuss the theme: ‘The pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelisation’. A preliminary document and questions have been prepared to initiate the discussion. Bishop Ray says,” In preparation for this Synod, I would appreciate if you would share with me your responses to the questions posed. This will help to inform me as I prepare to meet with the other bishops in Ireland and frame the pastoral issues facing family life in Ireland today.” Copies of the Survey are available at the back to the Church, please take a copy and on completion, forward it to the Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney by December 19th. Further information is available on
Seirbhísí Charúil na Nollag
(1) Wintersong Ecumenical Christmas Carol Service on Sunday 15th December at 7.00 pm in St. James’ Church, Dingle featuring St. Mary’s Choir and Guests. No admission charge but a voluntary contribution can be made on the night to the Kerry Hospice Fund. “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”.
(2) Beidh Seirbhís Charúil ar maith le Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne ar siúl Déardaoin 19ú Nollaig i Séipéal Naomh Muire ar 7:00i.n. Fáilte roimh cách.
CONFESSIONS will be held on Monday 23rd of December as follows:
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – 7:00pm
Naomh Muire, Dingle – 7:30pm

Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá Satharn 21ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.
MASSES will be celebrated for Christmas:
Naomh Caitlín – 8:00i.n. Oíche Nollag
10:00am Lá Nollag
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 8:00pm Christmas Eve
10:00am Christmas Day.
Naomh Muire – 6:15pm Christmas Eve Family Mass when we invite all the young children to bring along the Infant Jesus figure from your Family Crib for a special blessing.
10:00pm Christmas Eve.
11:30am Christmas Day.
Féile na Soilse 2013
Féile na Soilse – Festival of Light will be held this weekend December 7th – 8th. Events taking place include Santa in Dingle Ocean World on Sun 12.30pm – 4.30pm, A local Farmers’ Market will be held at the Holy Ground on Sunday the 8th December, 11am – 4.00pm. Featuring stalls with a selection of the finest local food produce and local choirs helping to provide the entertainment.
A festive lantern parade of lights from The Tracks at 5pm led by the Dingle Fife and Drum band and children from the Primary Schools will finish with the lighting of the Christmas tree and the turning on of the Dingle lights.
Shop Local Buy Irish – Support Employment, Industry and Business in our own Community.
Fáilte arís to Other Voices
Féile na Soilse is being run again this year to coincide with the annual Other Voices Music Festival from St. James’s Church. The concert will be streamed live in a number of local bars courtesy of Wallace Broadcast and on RTE Player. Ar scáth a chéile maireann Pobal Dé.”

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