Newsletter/Fograí 12/09/2010

An Ceathrú Domhnach Fichead Saor 12/9/2010

Pray for Mary Drewett, nee O’Connor, Knocknahow, and Bournemouth, England; Mary Fanning, Camp, nee Garvey late of Baile an Chóta, Ceann Trá.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is:  Fr. Bernard Ó hÉalaithe – Tel. 066-9151208.



Sat/Sath. 11ú 8.00pm Margaret O’Connor, nee Barrett, Main Street, CB.
Sun/Domh. 12ú 9.00am David Fanning, USA, R.I.P.
11.30am Missa Pro Populo
Mon/Luan 13ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde
7.30pm Tom and Blandina Sheehy, their daughter Eileen Quinn and her husband Bill, CB.
Tue/Máirt 14ú 10.00am Intinn Pearsanta
7.30pm Shane Ryan, R.I.P.
Wed/Cead 15ú 7.30pm Dermot Breslin, R.I.P.
Thur/Déard. 16ú 10.00am
7.30pm Séamus Ó Flatharta, R.I.P, Átha Cliath & Baile Beag, Ceann Trá.
Fri/Aoine 17ú 10.00am Personal Intention
Sat/Sath. 18ú 10.00am Frances Sheehy, Milltown, CB.
8.00pm Tommy Devane, Main Street, CB.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tues & Wed 10.30am – 10.00 pm Friday 10.30 – 11.30am

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


Sun/Domh. 12ú 10.00am Elaine O’Sullivan, Minard East, CB.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Sun/Domh. 12ú 10.30am

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,286; Cash: €1,222;

Total: €2,508. Buíochas ó chroí.

Diocesan Collection for Diocesan Needs €1,291.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(18ú & 19ú Meán Fómhar).

DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 1; Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Marian O’Sullivan; 9.00a.m. Bernie Búdhlaeir; 11.30a.m. Pat O’Connor. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Anne Prendiville and Bridget Prendiville. Léitheoir: Donncha Ó Súilleabháin. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.


Dear Parishioners,

Our Parish Finance Committee would like to thank all who have returned their Taxback forms and would be most grateful to those that have not yet sent them back, if you could do so as soon as possible. If you are have mislaid your form please contact the Parish Office on 9151208 so that a replacement form can be sent to you.

Míle buíochas.

Pattern Days 2010 Masses

4.00p.m. Dé Céad 29ú Meán Fómh – Tobar Mhichíl.

11.00a.m. Déardaoin 25ú Samhain – Lá Chaitlíona.


Walk for the Cure 25th of September in memory of Joe O’Connor. The walk officially starts in Baile Breac Park 11.15am, after registration (9.30am) and blessing. The Dingle Fife & Drum Band will be present at the start, and will finish between 3pm and 5pm. Sign up for this year’s walk by contacting the ‘Siúlóid Leighis’ / ‘Walk for the Cure’ office or call Maureen on 087 275 3895. Visit website: Refreshments on return & presentation of certificates.

Kerry Cancer Support is now running its own Kerry – Cork Health Link bus to Cork University Hospital. Contact 066-7195560 9.30am – 2pm Monday to Friday or website

Hospice Coffee Morning: Baile an Fheirtéaraigh i Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Déardaoin, 16ú 10.00 – 12.30; Lios Póil Thurs 16th Sept in O’Sullivan’s Bar, from 12.00 noon; Dingle Friday 17th Sept in the Lantern Guesthouse and the Dingle Bay Hotel from 10.30am.

Samaritans – Information evening on Sept. 15th at 8pm and Selection evening on Sept. 22nd at 7:30pm in the Samaritan Centre, Moyderwell, Tralee.

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” @ 8pm, The Beehive Theatre, Cúilín, Thursdays of Sept. Pre-Bookings advised @ Dingle bookshop/

Service of Remembrance by Cork Univ Maternity Hospital Friday 15th Oct at 7:30pm, St. Joseph’s Church, Wilton for all who experienced infant loss.

Medjugorje Anniversary Mass in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Wed 15th September at 7:30pm.

Trócaire Collection for Pakistan

Míle buíochas to everybody who contributed so generously to our Trócaire Collection for Pakistan last weekend. €6,836 has been forwarded.


‘I love the Old Testament but I don’t really understand it’; For those that have never had the opportunity to explore the wonder and majesty of scripture the Autumn course in the Cork city is one not to be missed. The course starts on Thursday the 23rd of September at 7pm at the Presentation Brothers Mardyke House, Cork. The course starts Wed 22nd of September at 7pm in Mary Immaculate College. Contact us 061-204379 or visit

Study Theology From HomeThe Dominicans are offering a full programme, accredited up to BTh level, designed especially for lay people who may have no previous academic experience but who wish to learn more about their faith. Contact: The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. Tel.: 01-4048124 or email

Lá le Muire an Daingin

Parish Celebration Recognising the Work of Parishioners

Míle buíochas to all who attend our Lá le Muire Masses and the Parish function in the Hillgrove Hotel that night. A special thanks to the musicians, Micheál Ó Deargáin, John Joe Ó Deargáin, Gordon Sanders, Áine agus Seán Ó Cathasaigh and Alice O’Sullivan.

‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’

Letter from Kokstad, South Africa

Dia dhibh, Well I have been here in Kokstad for 6 months now and am settling down to some extent although I am due to come home for Christmas and am looking forward to that very much. I am teaching Biology classes in four different schools, spending one day with each. On Mondays I go to BrooksNek which is about 10k outside Kokstad.
Brooks Nek is in the Eastern Cape, which is the former Transkaii. The Transkaii was a homeland during the apartheid era and was to some extent self-governing. There are 12 staff including the principal and they are all Xhosa (pronounced Cosa) apart from 2 Indians and 2 from Ghana. The learners are all Xhosa from the many villages in the surrounding hills. They are a very friendly staff and make me welcome. There are over 300 learners between three grades, 12,11 and 10. There are 15 doing Biology in Grade 12, about 60 in Grade 11 and over 100 in Grade 10 and all their results are very very poor. I don’t think I will make a big difference this year as the matric begins in October and the school year ends in November, but maybe next year. It’s nearly impossible to do much with the grade 10s anyway. The class is too big. There is barely space to stand at the top of the room and the blackboard is terrible. I have enquired about getting a better blackboard but things move slowly here. They need more classrooms. They have only 6 in the whole school. The school is down a really steep path from the main road. You drive nearly straight down the side of a mountain with your heart like jelly. The area is all mountains and valleys with little homesteads
and rondavels dotted around painted light blue. They seem to love the colour blue. These are all tribal lands and I was introduced to the chief on my first visit. The terrain reminds me of the Conair Pass or Brandon. This school would love to twin with an Irish school. I know that An Pobalscoil has great contacts with Lesotho but still I wonder if they or Castlegregory would be interested in twinning?  They need help and if they had 2 prefabs one for the Principal’s office and one
for the staff that would free up two rooms.…

to be continued next week.              Liz Uí hUigín.

Aifreann Dé ar Raidió na Gaeltachta Arís

Ár mbuíochas ó chroí do ghach éinne a luí isteach san obair inár bhfeachtas i rith an Earraigh chun athrú a dhéanamh ar an socrú mí-shásamh a chuireadh i bhfeidhm nuair a scriosadh craolachán Aifrinn gach Domhnach. Cuirimid Fáilte Uí Cheallaigh roimh an nua chlár a dháileann an pribhléid orainn go léir an tAifreann Naofa a chlos gach Domhnach ó tús na míosa seo ath-uair.

“Ní luach go hAifreann d’éisteacht.”

Earth Week Sept 26th – Oct 4th

Highlights include a public talk in Killarney on Sept 30 and a day of workshops and eco-experiences on Oct 2nd. ‘Every action taken in favour of a just and more sustainable environment, no matter how small has an intrinsic value’. The Cry of the Earth. Visit for full programme of events.

Castlegregory Church Fundraiser

St. Mary’s Children’s Choir Sult ‘s’ Spraoi fundraising concert in aid of the Church Renovation Fund in the Clubrooms, Castlegregory on Friday 24th September at 8pm. All Welcome. The Choir range in age from 5 to 12 and their sense of fun and enthusiasm is refreshing. Other guests will also appear on the night. Bígí linn.

Our Parish Mission 2010

Redemptorist Frs. Séamus Enright and Seán Duggan, Derek Meskell and Limerick priest Eamon Mac Giobún visited our Parish on Thursday last the 9th of September. They met with the Principals of our 6 Parish Primary schools, Coláiste Íde and An Pobalscoil and were heartened by the warm welcome they received as they continue to listen and plan our Parish Mission in November. As homes in Dingle town were visited in conjunction with our Neighbourhood Station Masses after Easter, Frs. Tomás and Bernard hope to visit all homes in Milltown and Annalack, Baile na Saor and Bánóg this week in preparation for our Mission which will take place from Sun the 7th of Nov. to Friday 12th.


Heavenly Father,

We ask you to bless us,

As we prepare for our Parish Mission in November.

Open our hearts to Your grace,

That we may be more faithful

In following Your way.

Bless all families in our parish

At home and afar,

Especially those families

That are experiencing difficulties.

Bless the old, the young, the lonely,

The poor, the sick, the unemployed,

Those in sorrow, those in despair,

Those who have lost their way.

May Your love be upon us, O Lord

As we place all our hope in you. Amen.


A Athair neamhaí

Iarraimid ort sinn a bheannú

Agus sinn ag ullmhú do Mhisean an Pharóiste i Mí na Samhna.

Oscail ár gcroíthe dod ghrásta

Go mbeimid níos dílse

Ag leanúint do shlí.

Leag go fial do bheannacht ar na teaghlaigh inár bparóiste

Ar ár bpobal sa bhaile agus i gcéin,

Go h’áirithe na teaghlaigh sin atá i gcruachás.

Beannaigh idir óg agus críonna, uaigneach

Bocht, breoite, iad siúd atá in isle brí,

Iad siúd a chaill a slí

Go dtitfidh do ghrá orainn, a Thiarna

Agus sinn ag cur ár ndóchas i dtaisce ionat. Amen

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain 16 – 19 Sept.

The Holy Father will arrive in Scotland on September the 16th to begin his 4 day State Visit to Britain and will celebrate Mass at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. Later that day he will fly to London where he will make a speech to British civil society at Westminster Hall, meet with the leaders of other Christian traditions, take part in a service of Evening Prayer with the Archbishop of Canterbury, lead a prayer vigil in Hyde Park, meet with leaders and people of other faiths. He will conclude his visit on Sunday with the Beatification of theologian and educationalist John Henry Newman in Birmingham.

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