Newsletter / Fógraí January 27th 2013

Bliain an Chreidimh
An Tríú Domhnach Saor 27ú Eanáir 2013
Pray for Very Rev. John (Jackie) Canon McKenna, Baile na mBuaile; Kathleen O’Sullivan, nee Devane, late of Killelane and Tralee; Thomas (Tommy) Fitzgerald, Baile na bhFionnúrach, Baile na nGall.
Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla – 066-9156131.
Sat/Sath 26ú 8.00pm Herbert and Mary O’Sullivan, The Mall, CB
Sun 27ú 11.30am Kathleen O’Sullivan, R.I.P.
Luain 28ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
Máirt 29ú 10.00am Deceased members of West Kerry GAA.
Wed 30ú 7.30pm Peter & Mary Leonard, Dykegate Lane, CB
Déard 31ú 10.00am
Fri 1úMulti-Intentional 10.00am St. Bridget’s Day.
7.30pm (1) Denis Higgins, Ballineetig, CB;(2) Eileen Cleary, Baile Móir, MM.
Sat/Sath 2ú 8.00pm Patrick O’Connor, Cnoc na hAbha, CB.
Domh 3ú 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 there 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.
Sun/Domh 27ú 10.00am Mary O’Sullivan, R.I.P., nee Galvin, Boston and late of Aglish.
Sun/Domh 3ú 10.00am Johnny and Eileen Moriarty, Ballinasare, and Sr. Kieran Moriarty, CB.
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 26ú 6.15i.n. Tommy and Maureen O’Shea, Cahirtrant, CB and deceased members of the O’Shea and Ó Ciobháin.
Satharn 2ú 6.15i.n John O’Donoghue, Imlagh, CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
(2ú agus 3ú Feabhra 2013)
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Nic a’ tSithigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Noel O’Neill. 11.30a.m.: Clár Uí Loingsigh.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Marie Uí Ghrifín agus Eric Mitchell. Léitheoir: Amy Mitchell.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Noirín Uí Rocháin. Léitheoir: Liam Ó Rocháin.

Offertory Collection
Weekly Env.: €1,169; Cash: €682; Total: €1,851.
Míle buíochas.
New Eucharistic Ministers’ Rotas available in the Sacristy of St. Mary’s and N. Eoin Baiste.

Mission Crib Collections
The Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste will be given to Holy Rosary Sister Áine Garvey’s former Mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Irish Christian Brothers’ Edmund Rice “Beyond 250 Appeal”. Received to date €1,677. Bígí fial.
Used Clothes Collection January 30th i Halla Lios Póil will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 9-9.30am and Monday and Tuesday afternoons 1.45-2.15pm.
West Kerry Senior Citizens’ Party at Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle Sunday February 3rd at 2pm, cost €10. All welcome.
Beidh Bingo i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Dé Domhnaigh, 3ú Feabhra @ 7.30 i.n. Pota Óir €200.
Tá alán duaiseanna ar fáil. Bí ann gan teip!
Marriage Encounter Weekend: Husbands and Wives, why not give your spouse a special gift of a marriage enrichment weekend away with you in Cork from 8th (8pm) to 10th (4pm) March 2013. It is for both the recently married and for those married for many years. For booking call 021 4381511 or 087 2162436 or visit
Diabetes Education Programme – DINGLE
From February 7th – March 14th (2 ½ uair /hours) in the Community Hospital. Organised by HSE South’s “Community Nutrition & Dietetics Departments” in conjunction with local GPs – it is aimed at improving people’s awareness about the up-to-date treatment and management of diabetes. Contact Carina Corridon HSE Community Dietician at 066-7195681.
Do This in Memory
Déanaigí É Seo i gCuimhne
NB: We invite all First Communicants and Parents / Guardians to occupy the front seats of our Church today, please. The Volunteer co-ordinators will give to the parents a copy of the Grapevine / An Fhíniúin in family preparation for our next special liturgy on Sat/Sun Feb. 23rd/24th. Please study and discuss together at home.
Shared/Multiple Intentional Masses
With less public Masses in St. Mary’s and given the wish of parishioners to request Mass for their intentions, you are offered the Friday 7.30pm for Shared or Combined intentions. Such has been the pastoral practice in Kerry urban parishes for some time and will hopefully facilitate our own parishioners if you so wish.
As the recommended stipend for an announced Mass in the Kerry Diocese is €20, which the celebrant receives, all extra offerings will be send by the Parish to the nominated charity of the Bishop of Kerry, The Education of Priests and The Sick and Retired Kerry Priests’ Fund. All intentions, (once requested before Friday publication) will appear on the newsletter as usual. Enquiries, please contact 066-9151208.
Luke’s Gospel Talks
To celebrate the Year of Faith, Fr. Séamus O’Connell will give two nights’ presentation on Luke’s Gospel, on Friday Feb 1st and Friday Feb 15th. Beginning with Mass @ 6.15 pm. followed by refreshments and then his exploration of the Gospel from 7.30 – 9.30pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. The cost is €5 per night. If possible, please bring a Bible or the Gospel of Luke with you. More info, or to book a place, please tel. 064-6632644 or email

Bliain an Chreidimh – Our Patron Saints
Laochra an Chreidimh No.19
St. Bridget may have been born in Dundalk, Co. Louth. According to her biographers her parents were Dubhthach, a Pagan chieftain of Leinster and Brocca, a Christian Pict and slave who had been baptised by Saint Patrick. Some accounts of her life suggest that Bridget’s father was in fact from Lusitania, kidnapped by Irish pirates and brought to Ireland to work as a slave, in much the same way as Saint Patrick. Many stories also detail Bridget’s and her mother’s statuses as pieces of property belonging to Dubhthach, and the resulting impact on important parts of Bridget’s life story.
The Vita outlined Bridget’s early life. It says that Bridget’s mother was a slave and Bridget herself was born into slavery to a druid.
(Jake – Scoil Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh)
Saint Clare Of Assisi is the patron Saint of sore eyes. She was the daughter to Phaionno Sciffo. They had three daughters Clare, Agnes and Beatrice. Saint Clare was born in 1194 at Assisium, a city in Italy built on a stony mountain called Assisi. Clare is also the Patron Saint of Television, goldsmiths, laundry, embroiders, gilders, good weather, needle workers, Santa Clara Puebelo, telephones and telegraphs. St. Clare of Assisi died on August 11th 1253. She was 59 years.
I picked Saint Clare of Assisi because she is the patron saint of eye disease. If I ever get eye disease, I could pray to Satin Clare. She is the Saint of a lot of things. She sounds like an inspirational Saint!
(Muireann – Bunscoil an Chlochair)
Episcopal Ordination of Canon William Crean as Bishop of Cloyne
The Episcopal ordination of Canon William Crean will take place at St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh on this Sunday January 27th at 3pm. We wish Canon Billy every blessing as he takes up his new post.
You can follow his ordination on the following link:
God promises an everlasting banquet of joy. The Eucharist is a foretaste and pledge of that future banquet. The Church needs priests to preside at Eucharist. Contact vocation director Fr. Liam Lovell 064 6641352 (
Feast Days
Next weekend we celebrate three important feast days: Friday February 1st is St. Bridget’s day.
Saturday February 2nd is Candlemas Day and the Feast of the Presentation. On this day we celebrate the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple. Also, candles are traditionally blessed today.
Sunday February 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise. On this day throats are blessed with a crossed candle in his memory. St. Blaise was a Turkish martyr who miraculously cured a young boy who was choking on a fishbone.
Blessing of Throats will take place at some Masses next weekend.
The Dingle Rotary Club wish to advise the public the offertory procession with the remembrance cards from the Rotary Christmas Memory Tree will now take place next Sunday, Feb. 3rd at the 11.30 am Mass.

Catholic Schools Week 2013
Catholic Schools Week begins on this Sunday January 27th and continues until next Sunday, February 3rd. The theme this year is “Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith: Sharing the Good News”.
Seachtain na Scoileanna Caitliceacha 2013
Is é seo an cúigiú bhliain as a chéile dúinn ceiliúradh a dhéanamh ar an gcion tairbhe iontach a chuireann na scoileanna Caitliceacha ní hamháin leis an bpobal áitiúil, ach leis an tsochaí Éireannach i gcoitinne. Aithníonn téama na bliana seo an pobal creidimh ina bhfréamhaítear an scoil Chaitliceach. Díríonn sé aire i dtreo na hidircheangailteachta a tharlaíonn maidir leis na pobail chreidimh seo, agus cuireann sé i gcuimhne dúinn gur forás í den bhaile spioradálta agus den eaglais áitiúil pharóisteach. D’fhógair an Pápa Beinidict XVI an bhliain seo bheith mar Bhliain
an Chreidimh. Cuireadh tús leis an mbliain seo ar an 11 Deireadh Fómhair 2012, agus leanfar ar aghaidh leis go dtí an 24 Samhain 2013. Iarrtar orainn ar fad urnaí a dhéanamh i rith na bliana seo, cur leis an tuiscint atá againn maidir lenár gcreideamh féin, fianaise a thabhairt ar an mbealach ina mairimid, agus freastal orthusan a mbíonn gátar orthu. Tugann Seachtain na Scoileanna Caitliceacha 2013 deis dúinn machnamh a dhéanamh ar an mbealach inar féidir linn na cúrsaí seo a chur i bhfeidhm sa teaghlach, mar is é sin an áit is tábhachtaí ar fad ina bhfoghlaimíonn agus ina ndéanann daoine óga teagmháil leis an gcreideamh.
Roinn an Dea-Scéala
Ceann de na rudaí is luachmhara a mhúineann tuismitheoirí dá gcuid páistí ná go mbíonn cion i
gcónaí ag Dia orthu. Léigh na focail seo ó Íseáia fáidh le do pháiste le go dtuigfí cén cion atá ag Dia
Anois, seo mar a deir an Tiarna…. ná bíodh
eagla ort, óir tá tú fuascailte agam; ghlaoigh
mé ort i d’ainm agus is liomsa tú. Má
ghabhann tú trí uiscí doimhne, táimse leat;
má ghabhann tú trí aibhneacha, ní bháfaidh
siad tú. Má shiúlann tú tríd an tine, ní
dhófaidh tú tú féin, ná ní loiscfidh an lasair
tú. Óir is mise an Tiarna do Dhia, Neach Naofa
Iosrael, d’fhuascailteoir….mar is luachmhar tú
i mo shúile, is mór liom tú agus is mór é mo
chion ort…. Ná bíodh eagla ort, mar tá mise
leat. Ís 43:1-5
Timpeallacht na Scoile
Spás Beannaithe
Tarlaíonn Seachtain na Scoileanna Caitliceacha i rith Tráth Saor na bliana, dá bhrí sin ba mhaith an rud é an dath glas a úsáid mar chúlra don Spás Beannaithe Is féidir na rudaí seo a chur sa spás beannaithe chomh
· Coinneal.
· Cóip den Bhíobla oscailte ar sheastán.
· Cros nó cros chéasta.
· Uisce Coisricthe.
· Cóip fhrámaithe de ráiteas éitis na scoile nó de Sceideal na Scoile Caitlicigh.
· Mana nó suaitheantas na scoile.
· Pictiúr d’éarlamh nó de bhunaitheoir na scoile.
· Crosóg Bhríde agus bláthanna. Is féidir iad seo a chur leis an spás beannaithe ar an Aoine, mar léiriú ar thús traidisiúnta an Earraigh agus ar Lá Fhéile Bríde.

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