Newsletter/Fógraí 5th December

An Dara Domhnach Den Aidbhint 5/12/2010

Pray for Michael Cosgrove, Galway; Esther O’Sullivan, nee Counihan, Tralee; Marie Hirst, who died in England.  Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla: 066–9156131.



Sat/Sath. 4ú 7.30pm Paudie Garvey, Minard East, CB.
Sun/Domh. 5ú 9.00am Mary O’Donoghue, Baile na Buaile, CB.
11.30am M. P. P.
Mon/Luan 6ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde
7.30pm Patrick Ashe, Baile Móir, CB.
Tue/Máirt 7ú 10.00am  
7.30pm Ellen and Denis Keating, Kilmoyley, CB.
Wed/Cead 8ú 9.00pm Maura O’Sullivan, John St & London CB.
11.30pm M.P.P. Immaculate Conception.
Thur/Déard. 9ú 10.00am Thomas Sheehy, Baile an tSagairt, CB.
3.00pm Christmas Mass in Teach Eoin.
7.30pm James O’Connor, Station Road, CB.
Fri/Aoine 10ú 10.00am  
7.30pm Nellie and Thomas O’Connor and daughter Mary, Baile na Buaile, CB.
Sat/Sath. 11ú 10.00am Mike, Kathy and Josie Sayers, CB.
7.30pm Peter and Mary Leonard, Dykegate Lane, CB.











Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tues 10.30am –  7.30 pm and after Mass until the 9.00am Mass on Wednesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Friday 10.30 – 11.30am

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


Sun/Domh. 5ú 10.00am Catherine and Mikey Kennedy and their granddaughter Áine Johnson, Doonties, CB.
Wed/Cead 8ú 10.00am Kitty and Jack Curran, Minard East, MM and CB.




Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Sun/Domh.5ú 10.30am Bríd Nic Gearailt, Baile an tSléibhe CB
Wed/Cead 8ú 10.30am Giniúint gan Smál na Maighdine Beannaithe.



Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,123; Cash: €680; Total: €1,803.

Diocesan Coll. Education of Priests €814.

Diocesan Collection for Kerry Youth Service will be taken up this weekend the 4th/5th of December as a second collection after Communion.

St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal

Collections will be taken up at all Churches on the weekend of 11 & 12 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.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(7ú, 8ú, 11ú & 12ú Nollag).

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1; Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: 8th Angus Moncur; 12th Pat O’Connor; 9.00a.m. 8th Micheál Ó Conchúir; 12th Bernie Búdhlaeir; 11.30a.m. 8th Pat O’Connor; 12th Margaret Graham.

LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: 8th Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Ellen Ní Ghrifín; 12th Maireád Uí Chathasaigh agus Yvonne Uí Mhainín. Léitheoir: Amy Uí Mhistéala; 12ú Donncha Ó Súilleabháin.

FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc: Máirín Uí Shé; 12ú Caitlín Uí Mhurchú. Léitheoir: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin; 12ú Eibhlín Uí Lúing.


Bingo in the Temperance Hall on Monday 6th of December at 7:30pm.

Maidin Mháirt san Ionad Lae i Lios Póil – Beidh seisiún eile ar an Máirt 5ú Nollaig  ó 10.30 – 12.00. Beidh cleachtadh, caint, ceol agus caifé ann chomh maith le Grúpa Súgartha. Déanfaidh Bernie Uí Chatháin cur i láthair ar mhaisiúcháin choinneal na Nollag. Fáilte roimis thuismitheoirí go speisialta agus tabharfar cabhair d’fhoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge.

Bingo Mór i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dé Domhnaigh 12 Nollaig 2010 @ 7.30 i.n. Pota Óir €200.  Tá alán duaiseanna ar fáil. Bí ann gan teip

Dingle Christmas Craft Fair and Farmers Market Sun 12th Dec 12 noon – 5pm. The Craft Fair will be in Benner’s Hotel and The Farmers Market in Holyground. The idea is to promote shopping locally for Christmas. Many shops from the town will have promotions and Santa will be in Dingle OceanWorld 1 and 3pm. At 5pm there will be a Ceremony of Light led by the Dingle Fife and Drum and the parade will begin at the back of O’Flaherty’s Pub in the new SuperValu carpark (please gather there at 4.30pm) and will go around the town and will finish in Holyground where the Christmas Lights and Christmas Tree will be officially lit. Bígí Linn!

Shop Local Buy Irish – Let us all support Employment, Industry and Business in our Community. Ar scáth a chéile maireann Pobal Dé.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th – 16th May, 2011, ex Cork. See notice in Church Porch.

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome & Assisi led by Bishop Bill Murphy 25th April – 2nd May 2011.

Do This In Memory – Déanaigí  É Seo i gCuimhne

Our next joint liturgy will be on next weekend, December 11th and 12th. Please bring your candles and place them in the Sacred Space in church. All families are asked to occupy the front seats please.

Naomh Muire – Dé Satharn 7.30pm;

Naomh Eoin Baiste – Dé Domhnach 10.00am; Naomh Caitlín – Dé Domhnach 10.30am.

NB: An Fhíniúin/Grapevine was distributed at last liturgy, please study and discuss together at home in preparation for the 3rd Sun. of Advent.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Wednesday the 8th of December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation – an all night Vigil will be held in the Nuns’ Chapel of St. Mary’s, commencing after the Vigil Mass on the 7th. Fáilte roimh cách.

Advent Pastoral Letter from Bishop Bill Murphy

The letter entitled Together in Hope is a summary of the findings from the listening exercise conducted during the year throughout the diocese. Four main themes emerged at these gatherings: Clerical Child Sexual Abuse; Church Structures; Understandings of Church and Faith; and Young People. A copy of the letter is available as Gaeilge agus as Béarla at the back of the three Parish churches and on the diocesan website on

Prayers of the Faithful:

In these challenging times we pray for our political leaders, that God will provide them with wisdom and courage in their task of guiding our nation.

Lord, hear us.

As we celebrate Advent, a time when we are reminded of God’s love and concern for each one of us, we pray that all who are faced with challenges will find hope in the knowledge that God is with us.   Lord, hear us.

We pray for all those whose lives have been destroyed as a result of clerical child sexual abuse.   Lord, hear us.

We pray for the church that it might be a place marked by the values of God’s kingdom, a place of honesty, justice, openness, and compassion.

Lord, hear us.

An Aidbhint 2010

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:


‘A shoot will spring from the stock of Jesse, a new shoot will grow. On him will rest the spirit of Yahweh’.


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, so that we may become his living branches in our world today. Amen.

Dingle Parish Pastoral Council reviewed our Misean an Phobail 2010 and reiterate our sincere gratitude to our visiting Mission team and all of you who helped both plan and then participate in our Mission. For your information 240 children were personally invited by way of the beautiful Madonna and Child (Harry Clarke) An Díseart postcard for the Blessing Ceremony. Some 65 groups were contacted by letter in advance to take part in our Closing Ceremony and among them were 13 sporting organisations (across 10 disciplines) of whom only 3 did not take part on that night.

The P.P.C. has decided to present the Crib offerings from Naomh Muire, Naomh Caitlín agus Naomh Eoin Baiste to local foreign missionaries Fr. Tommy Lynch in India and his brother Fr. Danny Lynch in Paraguay. Both work with the world’s poorest in their Divine Word Missions.

Corn Uí Mhoráin

Comhghairdeas le laochra óg (fé 15½) Phobail Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne a bheir an craobh i gcoinne Naomh Flannan, Inis, Co. Chláir i gcluiche Ceannais na Mumhan le déanaí. Beir bua ‘s beannacht.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Holy Day of Obligation

We celebrate Mary, who from the first instant of her existence in the womb of her mother Anne was ‘by a singular grace and privilege of Almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved free from all stain of original sin’. We give praise to God, font of grace and source of Mary’s holiness, as we honour her today.

Genesis 3:9-15, 20.

This selection from Genesis carries the reassurance that in spite of sin the human race is not to be written off. It is the story of disobedience and of sin but this is not the whole story. Fear and shame are the signs of sin and so Adam and Eve hide from God. Yet, despite their sin, they are still chosen by God and ‘Eve’ is called ‘mother of all the living’.

Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12

From the beginning of time we were chosen by God. St. Paul tells us that before the world was made, God chose us in Christ. We are reminded that by virtue of our baptism we are chosen and set free from sin. The chosen of God belong to him. All of this is part of God’s great plan of salvation – a plan, in which Mary plays a pivotal role.

Luke 1:26-38

The focus of the reading is on the conception of Jesus, not Mary. This is all part of God’s planning and preparation. Mary, in her conversation with the angel (God’s messenger), is questioning, yet, she remains open and accepting compared to Eve in the Genesis story who is blaming others and defensive. Mary’s words are of willingness to allow God act in and through her. As a result, her child is holy, the work of God and the new creation. She becomes the ‘new Eve’. Mary is truly blessed – Luke who is writing after the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ, sees in Mary the agent and vehicle of God’s new creation – she will bring forth “he who is God’s promised one, who will save his people from their sins”.

A Mhuire Mháthair

A Mhuire Mháthair, ‘sé seo mo ghuí,

Go maire Íosa go deo im’ chroí.

Avé Maria, mo ghrá, avé,

Is tusa mo mháthair, is máthair Dé.

A Mhuire Mháthair ‘tá lán de ghrást’,

Go raibh tú taobh liom ar uair mo bháis.

Avé Maria, mo ghrá, avé,

Is tusa mo mháthair, is máthair Dé.

An Ghiniúint gan Smál

490  Chun a bheith ina Máthair ag an Slánaitheoir, ‘sholáthraigh Dia do Mhuire tíolacthaí a bhí ar aon mhiosúr leis an bheart mór a bhí le cur i gcrích aici. ‘Ag nóiméad an tsanais, beannaíonn an tAingeal Gaibrial di mar ‘lán de ghrásta’. D’fhonn a beith in ann toiliú saorálach a creidimh a thabhairt don ghairm a bhí fógartha di, is amhlaidh ba ghá di grásta Dé ina thaca aici.       Caiticiosma na hEaglaise Caitlicí

NB: Because of the adverse weather conditions and holiday forecast we remind and invite all of you to keep a watchful and caring eye out for all our Parishioners who live alone.

Ní neart go chur le chéile


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