Newsletter/Fógraí 11/12/2011

An Tríú Domhnach den Aidbhint 11/12/2011

Pray for Maura O’Shea, nee Vaughan, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford; Sheila Lynn, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. John Buckley: 066-9157103.



Sat. 10ú

7.30pm Maureen Geaney, Cluais Móir, 1ú CB.

Sun/Domh 11ú

9.00am Mary O’Donoghue, Baile na Buaile, CB.
11.30am M.P.P.

Mon/Luan 12ú

4.00pm Aifreann i gColáiste Íde
7.30pm. Tommy Flannery, John St., CB.

Tue/Máirt 13ú

10.00am Michael, Nora and Angela Foley, The Grove, CB.
3.00pm Mass in Teach Eoin.
7.30pm Tomás agus Peig Ó Ciobháin, Baile Riabhach, CB.

Wed/Cead 14ú

7.30pm Phil Rowe, Portlaoise, CB.

Thur/Déard 15ú

10.00am Special Intention
7.30pm Bridget and Pat Sheehy, The Quay, CB.

Fri/Aoine 16ú

10.00am Edelle Lundon, Cill na gCléireach, CB.
7.30pm Patrick and Sheila Keating, CB.

Sat/Sath. 17ú

10.00am Benny Moriarty, Main St., CB.
7.30pm Nellie and David Lovett, Garrynadur, CB.

Sun/Domh 18ú

9.00am Michael & Mary Lovett, Ballyeightra, CB
11.30am M.P.P.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.

St Mary’s: Friday 10.30 – 11.30am.
No Adoration this Tue and Wed due to Crib construction.

Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.


Sun/Domh. 11ú

10.00am Hannah and Tommy Cronin, Beenbawn, CB.

Sun/Domh 18ú

10.00am David Maloney, Norwich, Connecticut, who died recently.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domh. 11ú

10.30r.n. Alice Wallace, Kilfarnoge, 1ú CB.

Domh. 18ú

10.30r.n. Hanna (Pat) Redding nee Rooney, RIP Michigan and late of Ceann Trá. MM

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,224; Cash: €941;Total: €2,165.    Dec. 8th Weekly Env.: €591; Cash: €341; Total: €932.      Míle buíochas.

Diocesan Collection for Dioc Youth Services €955.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(17ú/18ú Nollaig)

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 2; Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.  Readers: 7.30p.m. Marian O’Sullivan; 9.00a.m. Gobnait Uí Chonchúir; 11.30a.m. Tommy McCarthy.     LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Ellen Uí Ghrifín. Léitheoir: Muintir Uí Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Pádraig Firtéar. Léitheoir: Pádraig Firtéar.

Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2012

In the next few days every household will receive a Féilire Eaglasta 2012 and a box of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution. Also included is an envelope for your Christmas Dues contribution.

The offertory collection funds all running costs and maintenance in our Parish, including insurance, staffing and Diocesan Levy.

Tax can also be claimed back by the Parish for each PAYE taxpayer who contributes over €250 per year. We invite every household to participate in this scheme and invite new parishioners to register by contacting the Parish Office on 9151208.

A full account of both income and expenditure will be published in the New Year. We thank all our collectors, committee members, counting teams and teangmhálaithe / contact people who serve tirelessly in this essential Parish work.

Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues which help make up the clergy’s salaries will be available at the back of the three Parish Churches.

Spare 2012 calendars will also be available at the back of the Church for visitors or should you wish to send one to family members living elsewhere.

Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór.


Ardfert Retreat Centre:  Advent Reflection Night Wed. 14th Dec.  8 – 10 pm. Facilitator Margaret Culloty.  Booking 066-7134276.

Camphill Community Christmas Craft Fair and Cake sale in Dún Síon 1pm – 5pm on Sunday Dec. 11th. We would appreciate your support and any baked goods.

Beidh Bingo Mór i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Dé Domhnaigh 11ú Nollaig @ 7.30 p.m. Tá a lán duaiseanna ar fáil  & Pota Óir €200.

Dingle Community Childcare Centre is holding a cake sale in Gáirdín Mhuire to raise much needed funds on Sunday December 11th, after 9 and 11.30 mass.

31 Card Drive – in aid of  Coiste na nÓg, Daingean Uí Chúis will be held in Paul Geaney’s on Sunday December 11th at 5.30pm. Christmas Hampers for prizes.

Cúram na gCos/Footcare Clinic Wed. Dec. 21st in Ionad Leighis, Daingean Uí Chúis. App. fón 087-6495683.

Samaritans: Annual Church gate collection will be taken up on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Kerry Christmas Market at An Díseart. Sat & Sun 17th & 18th Dec, 12-5pm. Food & Crafts, celebrity Dadaí na Nollaig (noon Saturday, 1pm Sunday), candlelit music in the chapel, face-painting and more.


Shop Local Buy Irish – Let us all support Employment, Industry and Business in our Community.

“Ar scáth a chéile maireann Pobal Dé.”



Seirbhís Charúil Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Dé Domhnaigh 18ú Nollaig ar a 7.00pm i Séipéal Naomh Muire. Fáilte roimh cách.


Dr Jim Brosnan RIP  – “Weeshie” Fogarty will present a two-hour tribute to the late Dr Jim on his Terrace Talk programme this Monday 12th December on Raidió Chiarraí – Guth na Ríochta

Ár gCóineartú

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.  These trees were used during our 2010 Parish Mission.

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.

Árdaigh do chroí, a Iosrael

Chughat tiocfaidh Emmanuel (2)


Our next Confirmation Liturgy will take place on the 21st and 22nd of January 2012.

Watch out for Scéalta Átha Cliath on TG4 on this Thursday night Dec 15th at 10pm.  It will tell the story of Matt Talbot, his struggle with alcoholism and his conversion.

Do This In Memory – Déanaigí  É Seo i gCuimhne

Our next joint liturgy will be on next weekend, December 17th and 18th. Please bring your candles and place them in the Sacred Space in church. All families are asked to occupy the front seats please.

 “Ar scáth a chéile maireann Pobal Dé”

St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal

Collections will be taken up at all churches this weekend. 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.

Mission Crib Collections

This year the Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste will be given to Franciscan missionary Fr. Billy Lovett, who is ministering in Marble Ray, South Africa and Presentation Sr. Mary (Gregory) Lucey, formerly of Presentation Convent Dingle, in Zambia. Bígí fial.

 “The Story of the Origin of Jesus Christ … and The Jesse Tree”   See Matt. 1:1-17

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 sometimes a scandal have not understood the beginning of the story and consequently are not willing to face the challenge of the sequence.”

(A Coming Christ in Advent: The Liturgical Press, Minn., U.S.A.)


CONFESSIONS will be held on Friday 23rd of December in our three Parish Churches as follows:

Naomh Caitlín –                      7:00pm

Naomh Eoin Baiste –             7:00pm

Naomh Muire –                      7:30pm


School Confessions have and are being celebrated in the schools of our Parish.


MASSES will be celebrated for Christmas:

Naomh Caitlín –            8:00pm Oíche Nollag

10:30am Lá Nollag

Naomh Eoin Baiste8.00pm Christmas Eve

10.00am Christmas Day.

Naomh Muire –             7:30pm 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.

9.00am Christmas Day

11.30am Christmas Day.