Newsletter/Fógraí 19/09/2010

An Cúigiú Domhnach Fichead Saor 19/9/2010

Pray for Denis Finnerty, Missisaugha, Toronto and late of Montreal, Canada; Joe Brosnan, Baile Móir who died in England; Cathy Culloty, Barradubh, Killarney.

Solas síoraí dá h-anamacha

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is:  Fr. Tomás Ó hIceadha – Tel. 066-9156499



Sat/Sath. 18ú 8.00pm Tommy Devane, Main Street, CB.
Sun/Domh. 19ú 9.00am John Bowler, Ullagha, CB.
11.30am Missa Pro Populo
Mon/Luan 20ú 4.00pm Coláiste Íde
7.30pm Thomas O’Connor, Drom East, Cloghane, CB.
Tue/Máirt 21ú 10.00am Private Intention.
7.30pm Jack and Alice Moran and deceased members of the Moran and Adams Families, CB.
Wed/Cead 22ú 7.30pm Mary, Nora and Eddie Moore, Green St., CB.
Thur/Déard. 23ú 10.00am
Fri/Aoine 24ú 10.00am Betty Teahan, Marian Park, CB.
7.30pm Tomás Kennedy, Cluais, 1ú CB.
Sat/Sath. 25ú 10.00am
8.00pm Joan Moran, Baile Beg, 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. 19ú 10.00am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Sun/Domh. 19ú 10.30am Patrick Houlihan, Fán, CB.

Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,145; Cash: €1,045;

Total: €2,190. Buíochas ó chroí.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(25ú & 26ú Meán Fómhar).

DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 2; Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2. Readers: Vigil: Ciara O’Connor; 9.00a.m. Séamus Ó Ceilleacháir; 11.30a.m. Paddy Brown. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan and Donncha Ó Súilleabháin. Léitheoir: Máire Uí Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Tracey Sheehy. Léitheoir: Liam Ó Rocháin.


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 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 and will finish between 3pm and 5pm. The Dingle Fife & Drum Band will be present at the start. 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

Culture Night is the largest platform to showcase the country’s cultural offering and represents an extremely powerful and positive image of the vast contribution culture can make to society. There are numerous arts events planned in West Kerry for Culture Night which will be celebrated on next Friday 24 September.  Free admission to all events. Info at

Lámhdhéanta – Handmade crafts workshops Sat. Sept. 25th 11 – 4pm in Aiseanna na hÓige. Costs €65.

Drama Classes for Children Beehive Theatre Studio
Weds: 4pm 8-10 year olds and 5pm 11-14 year olds, 6 classes €40. 066-9152924/ Laura 086-3520916.


We wish Stefano Taddel from Killarney every blessing as he commences his studies for the Kerry Diocese in Valladolid, Spain next week. “We cannot serve two masters”. “Which one are you willing to follow?” If you are discerning a vocation contact: Fr. Liam Lovell CC, Kenmare, 064-6641352.

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.

John Henry Newman – Scholar and Saint

Will be the subject of a series of talks given at An Díseart this autumn by Fr. Jim Sheehy at 8pm.

Oct. 6th – Who is John Henry Newman

Oct. 13th – Events and Influences that Formed and Moulded him.                 Oct 20th – His Sermons;

Oct. 27th – The Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. Nov. 3rd – Newman and Conscience.

Nov. 17th – Newman on the Laity.

Nov. 24th – The Relevance of Newman to the Church and World of the 21st Century.  Dec. 1st – Blessed John Henry Newman “Heart Speaks to Heart”.

Follow the Beatification of Cardinal Newman today by Pope Benedict XVI in Cofton Park, Birmingham as he concludes his visit to Scotland and England.

O God, who bestowed on the Priest Blessed John Henry Newman the grace to follow your kindly light and find peace in your Church; graciously grant that, through his intercession and example, we may be led out of shadows and images into the fullness of your truth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Communion & First Confession 2011

All parents of children preparing for the sacraments of First Communion and First Confession next year are warmly invited to important meetings about how to enrol your child. All details of the parish preparation programmes will be explained at short meetings as follows:

For the parents of 2nd Class pupils of An Clochar, Scoil Iognáid Ris, Scoil an Ghleanna agus Scoil Eoin Baiste on Monday 20th September at 8pm in An Clochar Primary School.

For the parents of 2nd Class pupils of SN Ceann Trá and Scoil Caitlín Naofa, Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh on Tuesday 22nd September at 8pm in SN Ceann Trá.

Enrolment Ceremony for all First Communicants

(1) Vigil Mass, Saturday 25ú Meán Fómhair, Séipéal Naomh Mhuire 8.00pm.

(2) Dé Domhnach, 26ú Meán Fómhair, Séipéal Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil, 10.00am.

(3) Dé Domhnach, 26ú Meán Fómhair, Séipéal Chaitlíona, Fionn Trá, 10.30am.

N.B.: First Communion Dates 2011

Saturday May 21st – Séipéal N. Muire at 11am.

Sunday May 22nd – Séipéal Eoin Baiste at 10am.

Saturday May 28th – Séipéal N. Caitlín at 11am.

Letter from Kokstad, South Africa Part II

I go to Franklin in KZN on Tuesdays. There are 600 learners in this school which goes from grade 7 to 12 and again conditions are bad with overcrowded classes, so again results are bad. Most of their learners travel from the township of Shayamoya, just outside Kokstad, 40k away. There is a sign at the gate forbidding guns and drugs. Franklin is a terribly deprived place. I have been told that about 20 years ago it was a thriving little town with a hotel and a bowling green and a Nestle factory and a railway. I have not been told but I suspect that the town was mainly whites at the time. Anyway, the factory closed as did the railway, gradually the people moved away and poor blacks moved in. They have turned the place into a shantytown. They have no jobs and the drink and drug problems are huge as is AIDs…. The Friends in Ireland Charity have bought the bowling green and run a creche and after-school facility there. The Irish Jesuit schools run a programme for their school leavers in that they take them to places in the Third World for 2 or 3 weeks and they do a specific project. They are called Slí Eile. Two years ago Slí Eile erected a building in part of the bowling green which now houses an AIDs/HIV clinic. It means that the poor people from Franklin do not have to travel the 40k to Kokstad for their retroviral drugs. It is hard to describe without seeing it the feeling of hopelessness you get in the little town of Franklin. The hotel has a broken door and windows. The houses are hovels. The priest in charge of the Slí Eile boys told me that he met with a crippled carpenter living in a hut in the shantytown. He had no way of making a living. The Priest bought him tools and wood and enough to set him up. However when the Slí Eile people had left the man’s neighbours beat him up badly and stole everything from him… (to be contd.)

Liz Uí hUigín.

Our Parish Mission 2010

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 Cluais, Log na gCapaill and Minard Thoir, Gleann na Minairde agus Minard Thiar this week in preparation for our Mission which will take place from Sun the 7th of Nov. to Friday 12th under the direction of the Redemptorist Team.


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

Craobh na hÉireann U-21

Comhghairdeas le Pól Ó Géibheannaigh agus Dara Ó Súilleabháin a buaigh Craobh na hÉireann Iománaíochta fé 21 i Semple Stadium, Durlas Éile agus le peileadóirí Dingle CLG atá ag dul ar aghaidh go Cluichí Leath Cheannais Craobh an Chontae i mbliana.

Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

A Mhichíl, “Comhghairdeas & Buíochas do Thráchtaire ár Linne.“ Thar chionn phobail do dhúthaigh ársa féinig tréaslaím thú as ucht an seirbhís saineamhail a dháileann tú orainn bliain i ndiaidh bhliain – i gcéin agus i gcóngar. Sea, am’ bhaist, ó Dún Seanna chois farraige anseo, thar mhullach na Mangartan go dúthaigh Mhuircheartaigh i mBorroloola san Astráil.

De réir saíocht do shinsir “Tá trí nithe nach féidir a mhúineadh – guth, féile agus filíocht.” Ár mbuíochas leat mar mhúinteoir aerach go bhfuil guth fhileata ghlórmhar comh maith le chroí flaithiúil na Ríochta agat go flúirseach, a Mhichíl. Mo cheol thú mar Réadóir órga agus paróisteach dílis den scoth. “Ad multos annos”.

Beir bua ‘s beannacht. Ar son do phobal i gCorca Dhuibhne, Tomás Ó Luanaigh S.P.

(Seolta chuige 10ú Meán Fómhair 2010).