Newsletter / Fógraí March 2nd 2014

Bliain A – 2ú Márta 2014
An Ochtú Domhnach Saor
Temperance Sunday.
Pray for Michael Kevin O’Connor, late of Monaree and Birmingham who died in Ballybunion; Patrick Reidy, Dublin and late of Ballymacelligott; Brigid McGonigle, Magherafelt, Derry; Gearóid MacGearailt, Cluain, Meala agus Baile an Loisce. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh – 066-9151208.
Sat/Sath 1ú
Multi-Intentional 8.00pm 1. Eileen Moriarty, Ballycaneen, Glens, MM.
2. Mike Flahive, Goulin, 1ú CB.
Sun 2ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo – Temperance Sunday.
Luain 3ú 10.00am An Díseart.
Máirt 4ú 10.00am Agnes and Pat O’Shea, CB.
Wed 5ú 10.00am Ash Wednesday.
11.00am West Kerry Community Hospital.
7.30pm Ash Wednesday.
Déard 6ú 10.00am
Fri 7ú 10.00am
7:30pm Hannah and Thomas Maunsell, Castlegregory, CB.
Sat/Sath 8ú
Multi-Intentional 8.00pm 1. Paud O’Sullivan, Burnham and Limerick, 1ú CB.
2. Brendan O’Flaherty, Station Row, MM.
3. Adie Nash, Glens, MM.
Domh 9ú 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 it 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.
Domh/Sun 2ú 10.00am Micheál Devane, Ardamore, CB.
Domh/Sun 9ú 10.00am Cornelius Brosnan, Minard West, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Satharn 1ú 6.15i.n. Jim Wilson, R.I.P., Main St., and USA.
Satharn 8ú 6.15i.n. Peter Garvey, Baile an Chóta, CB.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:
8ú/9ú Márta 2014
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Vigil Gene Courtney, Veronica Houlihan, Ann Scanlon, Patricia Flannery, Margaret Sheehy, Eileen Courtney. 11:30am Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: Vigil: Dónal Ó Ciobháin. 11.30a.m.: Jason Sheehy.
LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Gháirbhí. Léitheoir: Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin.
FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Siobhán Uí Shé.
Léitheoir: Phil Uí Chatháin.
Offertry Collection
Weekly Envelopes: €1,027; Cash: €675.
Total: €1,702. Míle buíochas.
Eucharistic Adoration
Two representatives of the Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Devotion Committee will visit our Parish and speak at all Masses next weekend. Máire Begley O’Shea and Catherine Spillane are working in conjunction with our own promoters to invite and encourage more parishioners to consider committing one hour per week in adoration at any of our centres:
West Kerry Hospital: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St. Mary’s: Tuesdays: 10.30am – 10.00pm;
Wednesdays: 10.00am – 9.00pm;
Thursdays or First Fridays: 10.30am – 11.30am.
N. Eoin Baiste: Thursdays 11.00am – 12:00pm.
N. Caitlín: Déardaoin 11.00r.n. – 12.00i.n.
Lent may be a good time to reflect and respond to Our Lord’s invitation to “Watch one hour with Me”. Mt. 26:40. “Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar”.
Bingo ar maith le Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne Dé Domh an 2ú Márta ar 7.30pm. Fáílte roimh cách.
31 Card Game – Tables of 8 in O’Sullivan’s Pub, Garrynadur at 6pm on Sunday March 9th ar mhaithe le Halla Lios Póil. Fáilte roimh cách.
Kerry Businesswomen’s Network in association with Tralee I.T. host: Getting your Business Online 9.30am – 2.00pm Friday March 7th in Solas Building, Kerry Tech. Park, Tralee.
Kerry Cork Health Link Bus and Recovery Haven Fundraiser – charity event and a family fun day takes place on Sat March 8th with a climb up Strickeen mountain in the Gap of Dunloe, Beaufort. Registration at Kate Kearney’s Cottage 11.00am-12.00pm. A charity dance will also take place that night at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. If you have any queries contact Mary on 087-2227188.
Marriage Encounter: Husbands and Wives, why not give your spouse a special gift of a marriage enrichment weekend away with you in Cork from 28th (8pm) to 30th (4pm) March 2014? Presented by Marriage Encounter, this is a break with a difference that will help rekindle and enrich the love and joys that you share together. It is for both the recently married and for those married for many years. Info and booking visit: or phone 021 4381511 or 064 6644319.
Emmanuel House of Providence in Clonfert – annual event for Married Couples, Sat March 8th, from 10.30am. Day consists of a Healing service with Eddie Stones for the Healing of marriages, prayers, Mass, confessions, renewal of marriage vows, and talks. Guest speakers will be Martin & Mary Moran, Nazareth Community, Dublin.
LENT 2014
Ash Wednesday will commence with Blessing and Distribution of Ashes this Ash Wednesday March 5th:
Coláiste Íde: 8:30am.
St. Mary’s Church: 10.00am and 7:30pm.
West Kerry Community Hospital: 11.00am.
Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
First Friday: Fr. Looney will visit the housebound sick in Lios Póil and Ceann Trá while Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist will visit the housebound sick in Dingle. Please contact the Parish Office on 066-9151208 if you would like to be included.
St. Mary’s Choir
Choir practice 8.15pm every Tuesdays in the Presbytery Meeting room. New members welcome.
Ár gCóineartú – Our Patron Saints Laochra an Chreidimh No. 85.
Naomh Séamus: Rugadh Naomh Séamus i mBethsiada i nGaililí, mac de Zebedee agus Salome. Duine den daréag Aspal é. Bhí sé féin agus a dheartháir John the Apostle thíos cois farraige nuair a tháinig Iosa agus a d-iarr orthu é a leanúint. Fuair sé bás i 44A.D. Tá sé curtha i Santiago de Compostela sa Spáinn. Téann a lán daoine ar oilirtheacht go dtí an áit seo gach bliain. Tá Lá Fhéile Naomh Séamus ar an 25ú Iúil. Tugtar James the Greater ar Naomh Séamus. Is é Naomh Séamus Naomh Pátrún na Spáinne. (Seán – Scoil Cheann Trá)
Temperance Sunday – March 2nd 2014
Balance is a much more acceptable word. Perfect balance is required before taking a penalty or when taking a conversion; the balancing act of parents delicately trying to guide their teenagers through life, while praying at the same time that they will end up as their friends in adult life. Balance in life is the key to health and happiness. It is quite acceptable to mention balance and limitations in order to protect the environment. However the hackles rise when balance is used in the context of alcohol. ‘Kill-joy’ comes up on people’s screens. I believe that climate is changing. Attitudes towards alcohol consumption and the hard sell of the ‘Drinks Industry’ are being revisited. The recen
t disassociation by a Students’ Union of itself from the ‘Drink Aware’ campaign, which is substantially funded by the ‘Drinks Industry’, is a space to watch.
‘Responsibly’ – ‘Drink Alcohol Responsibly’ – I never thought that was good advice to an alcoholic! Family and friends would not think so either.
The emphasis is on ‘Drink Alcohol’! ‘Responsibly’ is after the promotion of ‘Drink Alcohol’. The debate is beginning and this is to be welcomed.Usually balance comes to the fore in our thought process once we allow ourselves time to consider the consequences of our actions. Right judgement allows desire to find a natural balance in an appetite-driven world.
Listening in quiet prayer to God speaking to my heart, gradually unfolds the prudent, balanced mind leading to courage to do the right thing, to act justly to myself and others. Reflective prayer discovers Jeremiah 31:32. ‘I will place my law within them and write it in their hearts’: while acknowledging Mark 14:38, ‘The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.’ Don’t mention temperance, it is a foreign language! Don’t mention the Catechism! – ‘Temperance ensures the will’s mastery over instinct and keeps desire within the limits that are honourable’. CCC, 1809. Why not lead ourselves and all joyfully to the definition in the Catechism through listening to God speak to our heart? (Intercom: Bishop Eamon Walsh)
“The Joy of the Gospel” Lenten Talks at An Díseart
In his recent Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium,” “The Joy of the Gospel” Pope Francis calls for a renewal of the Church which cannot be deferred. (Par. 6) In response to his call a series of talks, which will form but an introduction to the document, are been offered at An Díseart on the Thursdays of Lent between 8.00pm and 9.30pm. The series of Talks by Fr. Jim Sheehy begin on:
Mar. 6th: Lent – this Joyful Season – 1st Lenten Preface. 13th: Evangelii Gaudium – Pope Francis’ Dream.
20th: Evangelii Gaudium – The New Evangelization.
27th: Evangelii Gaudium – The Parish.
April 3rd: Evangelii Gaudium – The Poor.
10th: Evangelii Gaudium – Spirit Filled Evangelizers.
Everyone welcome. Talks will be followed by discussion and prayer and cup of tea. There is no charge but a donation to An Díseart would be appreciated to cover costs of light and heat. A limited number of copies of Evangelii Gaudium are available in An Díseart.
Cóineartú / Confirmation 2014 Pledge
Parents and children are invited to occupy the front seats at our 3 Parish Churches this weekend for the Pledge Ceremony.
Staonadh ó Dheoch Mheisciúil agus ó Dhrugaí
Seasann na leanaí agus labhraíonn an sagart leo:
A Dhaoine óga,
Seasann sibh anseo i measc bhur gclann agus phobal an pharóiste. Seo iad na daoine a thug an creideamh díbh. Leanfaidh siad ag tacú libh agus sibh ag fás.
An gealltanas seo atá á thabhairt agaibh is gealltanas speisialta é idir sibh agus Dia na Glóire. Tugann sé fianaise dúinne atá bailithe anseo. Beidh cúnamh agus treoir bhur dtuismitheoirí ag teastáil uaibh chun an gealltanas seo a chomhlíonadh.
Mar sin iarraim oraibh: Ar labhair tú le do thuismitheoirí / chaomhnóirí faoin dainséar a bhaineann le deoch mheisciúil agus drugaí? Leanbh: Labhair.
Sagart: Ar gheall siad cúnamh agus tacaíocht a thabhairt duit chun an gealltanas a choimeád?: Leanaí: Gheall
Sagart: Iarraim ort anois an gealltanas chun staonadh ó deoch mheisciúil agus ó dhrugaí a thabhairt.
Leanaí: Geallaimse (Ainm), go staonfaidh mé ó dheoch mheisciúil go dtí go mbeidh mé ocht mbliana déag d’aois agus ó dhrugaí ar feadh mo shaoil. Iarraim ar an Spiorad Naomh, ar mo chlann agus mo chairde cabhrú liom an gealltanas seo a choimeád.
Sagart: Gurab Críost bhur neart agus sibh ag iarraidh an gealltanas seo a choimeád. Iarraimid é seo trí Chríost ár dTiarna. Pobal: Amen.
Suíonn na leanaí agus seasann an pobal
Sagart: A thuismitheoirí agus a phobal an pharóiste bailithe anseo inniu an ngeallann sibh tacaíocht agus cúnamh a thabhairt do na leanaí seo chun an geallantas seo a choimeád? Pobal: Geallaimid
Sagart: Go neartaí Dia sibh. Go gcabhraí Sé libh dea-shampla a thabhairt do na leanaí seo. Go bhfoghlamaí sibh óna bhfianaise anseo inniu. Iarraimid é seo trí Críost ár dTiarna. Pobal: Amen.

Confirmation Service of Light
Fr. Joe Begley P.P. will direct the Service of Light for all Candidates on Tues March 11th at 7:30pm in St. Mary’s.
Cóineartú 2014
Confirmation will take place on Wednesday March 19th at 2.00pm.
Trócaire and Dues Envelopes
The Spring Dues Envelopes and Easter Dues Envelopes as well as Trócaire Boxes will be distributed to homes in the Parish in the coming days. Buíochas to the Teagmhálaí who distribute them on behalf of the Parish. Spare envelopes and Trócaire Boxes will be available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
NB: We would ask that anybody paying the Dues by cheque would please make it payable to Teach na Sagart and anybody paying Trócaire by cheque would make it payable to Dingle Parish Church.
C.L.G.: Sigerson Cup 2014 – Comhghairdeas ó chroí do Chaptaen Paul Geaney agus a chompánaigh ó U.C.C. a bheir an craobh i mBéal Feiriste.
Corn Uí Mhuirí – Go n-éirí go geal le Sinsir P.S.C.D. ar thóir trí chinn as a chéile i gCluiche Cheannais na Mumhan i bPáirc na Crócach, Lewis Rd., Cill Áirne Dé Satharn seo chughainn 8ú Márta 2014 ar 2pm. Beir Bua.
First Confessions/Céad Faoistin
Please note that there has been a change in the date of First Confession to be held in St. Mary’s Church. It will now take place on Monday March 24th at 7.30pm.

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