Newsletter/Fógraí 8th November 2009

Bliain an tSagairt – An Dara Domhnach Tríochad Saor: 8/11/2009

Pray for Colm Keane, late of Ballyferriter who died in Canada; Daniel Kohlman, Baile na Buaile and Detroit, US; Celia Fennell, nee Guiheen late of The Wood, who died in Clapham, England.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call Sun – Mon Morning for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is Fr. Eoghan Ó Cadhla 066-9156131



Sat/Sath. 7ú


Patrick & Bridie Begley, John & Thomas Griffin, Lisdorgan, CB & Peg Gibbons, Boston, RIP.

Sun/Domh. 8ú


Mae O’Sullivan, Hillside House



Missa Pro Populo

Mon/Luan 9ú


Prayer Service before the Dispersal of Ashes of Celia Fennell, R.I.P.



Coláiste Íde



Holy Souls.

Tue/Máirt 10ú


Private Intenton



 No. 7.30pm Mass (Mass in Fionn Trá)

Wed/Cead 11ú


Patrick, Josephine, Paudie and Jim Griffin, CB.

Thu/Déard. 12ú


Liam Higgins, CB.



Peter Leonard, Dykegate St., CB.

Fri/Aoine 13ú


Timothy Lynch, Cuilleanach, CB.



No. 7.30pm Mass (Mass in Lios Póil)

Sat/Sath. 14ú


Geraldine O’Connor, Mail Road, CB



John and Bridie O’Connor and daughter Ann, John St., 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. 8ú


Liza and Tim Brosnan, Ballybog, CB.

Fri/Aoine 13ú


Holy Souls.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Sun/Domh. 8ú


Mary Uí Mhuircheartaigh, Baile an tSléibhte, 1ú CB.

Tue/Máirt 10ú


Cuimhneachán na Marbh.

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,201; Cash: €884;

Total: €2,085 . Diocesan Collection for Irish Church Commissions and Agencies: €1,123. Míle Buíochas.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(14ú & 15ú Samhain).

DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 1, Collectors’ Team 1, Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Pat O’Connor; 9.00a.m. Bernie Búidhlaeir; 11.30a.m. Barbara Prendergast. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Chinnéide agus Máire Uí Ghealbháin. Léitheoir: Risteard Mac Eoin . FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Eibhlín Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Máirín Uí Shé.

Parish Book Stand

A new selection of CTS books and booklets have arrived to the bookstand at the back of St Mary’s. These include prayer books, novenas, lives of the saints, books for small children, advice for parents and other religious works.

Give a gift of a spiritual nature.

Pathways to God – Autumn in An Díseart

A series of talks on some of the great Mystics of the Church & their writings will be held at An Díseart on Wed. 8 – 9.30pm by Fr. Jim Sheehy. 

11th Nov. – St. Teresa of Avila;

18th Nov. – St. Ignatius of Loyola;

25th Nov. – St. Therese of Lisieux;

2nd Dec. – Thomas Merton.

The talks will be followed by discussion and a brief liturgy and light refreshments. Free – Donations to An Díseart would be appreciated.

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting: Next Friday the 13th of November at 8:30pm in the Presbytery.


Holy Souls – November Masses will be celebrated in our 3 Parish churches, in Dingle Hospital and Coláiste Íde remembering all those named by you in our Parish November Lists.

You will find the purple coloured special envelope in your Weekly box with an accompanying list or you may use the new envelope and list which was delivered  to your home during the week.  Please fill in this list and return with your customary November Offering at your earliest convenience.  Envelopes & lists are available at the back of the 3 Parish Churches or any envelope will suffice. During each week of November we will celebrate Masses as follows for the Holy Souls:

Mondays in Naomh Muire, Dingle, 7.30pm.

Tuesdays in Naomh Caitlín, Fionntrá, 7.30pm.

Fridays in Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil, 7.30pm.

This week, the readings and Prayers of the Faithful will be read by members of our local Primary Schools.

Trathnóna Rince/ Senior Citizen Tea Dance – Ionad Chaitlíona Naofa, Ceann Trá, Sunday 8th Nov. 3-6pm.  For tickets and more information, phone 087-6602301.

Ardfert Retreat Centre  Sat 14th Nov.  Hope & Healing for those who have lost a loved one through suicide with Sr Una Boland.  Booking: 066 – 7134276.

Tionólfar Cruinniú Éigeandála Speisialta de Chlub na Sinsear ar an Luan, Samhain 16, 2009, in Áras Chaitlíona, Ceann Trá ag 7.30 pm. Fáiltítear roimh pobal Fionntrá ar fad.

Kerry Pioneer Annual Social takes place 20th Nov. in the Killarney Heights Hotel. See Poster in Porch.

Ecumenical Service in St. James’ Church Sat. 14th Nov at 6pm praying for Victims of Domestic Violence. Art Exhibition by ‘Open Door Network’ Friday 13th – Sunday 15th Nov. 10am – 5pm in St. James’ Church.

All Hallows Christmas Special – Reflections and Carols in College Chapel. See Poster in Porch.

Comhneartú / Confirmation 2010

Parish Preparation Programme

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. 

Copies of our magazine Ár gCóineartú will be distributed at these liturgies.

Confirmation will take place on Wed. the 24th of March, 2010 at 3.30pm in St. Mary’s Church.

NB: Please note next joint liturgy is on the 12th/13th of December.


Preparation Programme for the Sacraments of Confirmation,

First Penance and First Communion

The purpose “to bring the flame of Jesus’ love, even if it is a small one, to the hearts of children, and through the children to their parents, thus reopening the places of faith of our time.”

Pope Benedict XVI – 6th August 2008.


A parish based programme is an acknowledgement that we need to take more seriously the way in which we prepare for sacraments. It is a visible response to the challenge offered to parents during the ceremony of Baptism ‘to be the best of teachers in the ways of faith’ by offering resources and opportunities to parents to be actively involved in the child’s faith journey. It also reminds us that the celebration of sacraments does not happen automatically just because a child happens to be in fifth or sixth class but requires commitment and active participation. It provides an opportunity for all involved to grow in faith together.

This programme was devised to encourage and challenge parents, guardians and parish to take an active role in the preparation for Confirmation. It is one way of helping to give the candidates an experience of their faith outside the classroom. It helps them to realise that preparing for Confirmation does not just happen in school, but that it involves their parents and members of their parish. It builds on the strong foundation that already exists in many parishes.

It offers an invitation for the family to be actively involved in the preparation for the sacrament by providing resources to encourage them to pray together, and to discuss aspects of preparation.


Method ….

* Take time each day to pray.

* Participate in the prayer of the parish community by being at Mass every weekend.

* Take part fully in the preparation for these sacraments at schools, in the parish community and at home.

* Be the kind of person that Jesus would want them to be at home, at school and in the parish community.

(Source: You Shall Be My Witnesses – Maeve Mahon. Veritas 2009)

Sharon Commins – Prayer in Darfur

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the prayers throughout the very difficult and dark time experienced by my dear friend Hilda and myself. We both survived because we had the strength, willpower and love of our families stored in those deep caverns of our souls. And we had the love of God.

We now know that we were the beneficiaries of thousands of Mass cards, novenas, candles and prayers in churches across Ireland, which consoled my family, and helped to ease the heavy sadness and worry which had descended on our home. I have since become aware of the many thousands of people who just prayed in their own special way and hoped for our safe return, and I am so grateful to them.

Hilda and I sought sanctuary in prayer during our 107 days in captivity. Prayer gave us strength to cope with the despair and loneliness on the mountain. Prayer sustained us when virtually all hope was gone, and protected us from the crippling fear and deep sadness.

Every morning, we prayed for the strength and courage to get through the hours. We knew the God we shared would help reunite us safely with our families.

After our first failed exit attempt, we said novenas to Saint Jude, patron of hopeless cases, and Saint Therese, ‘the little flower’. We prayed to Saint Anthony, patron of lost items, that we would soon be found.

Before settling in to sleep we prayed that guardian angels would remain with us throughout the night, and watch over us until daylight. We are both safe today – and I have no doubt in my mind that our combined prayers made a difference.

Our thoughts and prayers are now with Fr. Michael Sinnott. And, I will also remember the many people who took huge risks and showed so much courage, patience and determination to assist with my safe return. To them I will be eternally grateful. Bless all our hopes for the future. Thank you.”

(Letters page ‘The Irish Catholic’ Nov. 5th 2009)

NB: Sharon and Hilda from Uganda will be the first recipients of the Mons. Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award in Killarney next month.

Coróin na Marbh

A Mhaighdean bhráidgheal bhán,

Ar daoradh do Mhac sa Pháis,

Cuir d’achainí chun Rí na ngrást,

Maithiúnas a thabhairt dúinn is do chách,

Is do gach n-aon eile atá ina ghá.

A Íosa Críost a Rí na truamhéile,

Suaimhneas síoraí tabhair dóibh, a Thiarna. Amen.

(Gairdín an Anama – Pádraig Ó Fiannachta)

Ag dul Thar Reilig

Beannaím daoibh, a fhíréana Chríost

Atá anseo ag feitheamh le haiséirí glórmhar.

An té a d’fhulaing páis ar bhur son

Go dtuga sé suaimhneas síoraí daoibh.

(Saltair – Pádraig Ó Fiannachta, Leath. 123)

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