Posted by: naomhmuire | 02/01/2010

Fógraí / Newsletter 3rd January 2010

Bliain an tSagairt

Dara Domhnach Tar Éis na Nollag: 3/1/2010

agus An Eipeafáine: 6/1/2010

Pray for Cardinal Cahal B. Daly, former Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland; Dorothy Quirke, Boston; James Manning, Ballinasloe, Galway and late of Killelane. Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call Sun – Mon Morning for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is

Fr. Tomás Ó hIceadha – 9156499



Sat/Sath. 2ú


Eibhlín agus Maidhc Uí Mhoráin, Baile Riabhach, CB.

Sun/Domh. 3ú


Mary, Joe, Seamus & Seán Cloherty, CB.


Missa Pro Populo

Mon/Luan 4ú


Eileen Griffin, Lisdorgan, CB.

Tue/Máirt 5ú


Hanna and Charles Davenport, CB.


Mary & Thomas O’Connor, Spa Rd., CB.

Wed/Cead 6ú


James Dowd, CB.


Missa Pro Populo

Thur/Déard. 7ú



Peggy Flahive, The Quay, CB.

Fri/Aoine 8ú


Pádraig Conway, Cullinagh, CB.


Eileen and Patrick Ashe, Kinard, CB.

Sat/Sath. 9ú


Tommy and Mary Martin, Green St., CB.


Johnny & Kathleen Kennedy, Garfiney.

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. 3ú


Tommy Evans, Minard East, CB.

Wed/Cead 6ú


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Sun/Domh. 3ú


Bríd Fitzgerald, Baile an tSléibhe, MM.

Wed/Cead 6ú


Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

25th Dec.: Weekly Envelopes: €2,007; Cash: €3,120;

Total: €5,127. Míle Buíochas.

27th Dec.: Weekly Envelopes: €1,044; Cash: €1,404;

Total: €2,448. Míle Buíochas.

Diocesan Collection for Needs of the Holy Land will be taken up as a second collection after Communion this weekend the 2nd and 3rd of Jan.

Feast of the Epiphany of The Lord

 (5ú/6ú Éanair).

DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 4, Collectors’ Team 4, Church Cleaners’ Team 4. Readers: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Coileáin; 9.00a.m. Gobnait Uí Chonchúir; 11.30a.m. Margaret Sheehy. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghrifín agus Eric Mitchell. Léitheoir: Amy Mitchell.

FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Caitlín Uí Mhurchú. Léitheoir: Liam Ó Riocháin.

Athbhliain fé mhaise dhíbh go léir agus Failte Uí Cheallaigh dár gcuairteoirí uile.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(9ú/10ú Éanair).

DINGLE: Eucharistic Ministers’ Team 1, Collectors’ Team 1, Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Marion O’Sullivan; 9.00a.m. Cláir Uí Loingsigh; 11.30a.m. Aongus Moncur. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Shé agus Treasa Uí Chearbhaill. Léitheoir: Treasa Uí Mhuircheartaigh.

FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eocairiste: Tracey Sheehy. Léitheoir: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin.

Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar

Please contact the presbytery if you have not yet received your Féilire Eaglasta 2010 and a box of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution. Also included is an envelope for your Christmas Dues contribution for the Parish Clergy or you can use the envelope provided in your 2009 Box of Envelopes. 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 if any PAYE taxpayer has contributed over €250. 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 are available at the back of the three Parish Churches. Please note spare 2010 calendars are now available at the back of the Church for any visitors or should you wish to send one to family member living elsewhere.    Go méadaí Dia bhúr stór.


Coiste na nÓg, Lios Póil Progressive 31Card Drive Sunday the 3rd of January at 4:30pm in O’Sullivan’s.

Samaritans would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church gate collection.

Beehive Theatre: Witch Switch in The Studio, Cúilín, Sunday Jan. 3rd at 3pm and Monday Jan. 4th at 8pm.

Crib Donations For BETHLEHEM and AFRICA

Your donations given through our three Parish Cribs will go directly to aid needy people in Africa and the Middle East. Local lay missionary Liz Uí hUiginn will embark on her Volunteer Missionary Movement African Project as teacher in a Catholic Secondary School. Monies donated will help fund the provision of necessary materials which otherwise would not be available or affordable for the students.

The Order of Malta run a maternity hospital adjacent to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. As no grant aid comes from Israeli or Palestinian authorities to support the care of 22,000 mothers and their babies annually, we are invited to show solidarity in this practical way. Your generous contributions last Christmas greatly helped both Fr. Martin and Fr. P.J. and their Kiltegan missionary outreach to the destitute and refugee families in their care. 

Bígí fial flaithiúil arís.

World Youth Day 2011

Madrid: 16-21 August 2011

Our parish is hoping to organize a group of students and workers to attend the 25th International World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011.  This pilgrimage will be open to young people who will be aged 18 and over in August 2011.  Interested 3rd Level students and workers who are home for Christmas are particularly invited to contact thePpresbytery on 9151208 or

The pilgrimage will be preceded by a series of preparation meetings and fund-raising activities.

Bishop Murphy invites you to: Public Talk by

Fr. Peter McVerry S.J. in the Malton Hotel, Killarney, Tuesday 12th Jan. 2010 @ 8pm. Fáilte roimh cách.

(1) Fáilte romhat a Rí na nAingeal

Fáilte romhat, a Rí na nAingeal

Tréis do ghlactha, a choirp an Rí;

Fáilte romhat, a Rí na bhflaitheas.

Fóir, a Chríost, gach duine dínn.

Dia do bheatha, a Thiarna Dia,

Dia is duine thu, a Íosa Críost;

Dia do bheatha, a bhláth is gile,

Tusa beatha cách go fíor.

(2) Adeste Fideles

Adeste Fideles laeti triumphantes,

Veníte, veníte in Bethlehem.

Natum vidéte, Regem Angelorum:

Veníte adoremus, (3) Dóminum.

Deum de Deo, lumen de lúmine,

gestant puellae viscera

Deum verum, genitum non factum:

Veníte adoremus, (3) Dóminum.

(3) The First Nowell

The first Nowell the angel did say

was to certain poor shepherds in

fields as they lay:

in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,

on a cold winters night that was so deep.

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,

Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star,

shining in the east beyond them far,

and to the earth it gave great light,

and so it continued both day and night.

The star drew nigh to the north-west,

o’er Bethlehem it took its rest,

and there it did both stop and stay

right over the place where Jesus lay.

Then entered then those wisemen three

full reverently upon their knee,

and offered there in his presence,

their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

NB: Our sincerest gratitude to all engaged in emergency services in our Peninsula – E.S.B., Eircom, Co. Council workers and the Gardaí together with our Ambulance, Coastguard and Fire Brigade crews. 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.

Ar scáth a chéile maireann Pobal Dé.

Ag Guí ar Nós ár Sinsear

“Gnás Thús na Bliana”

“Tabhair do choimirce dúinn, a Dhia,

agus i gcoimirce neart, agus i neart tuiscint,

agus i dtuiscint críonnacht,

agus i gcríonnacht aireachtáil an ionracais;

agus in aireachtáil an ionracais grá dó;

agus i ngrá dó, grá don uile bheo;

agus i ngrá don uile bheo grá do Dhia;

– do Dhia agus don uile mhaitheas.”

Cuirtear dhá choinneal déag timpeall na Coinnle Móire i riocht fáinne – ceann do gach mí; nó seasann dáréag timpeall na coinnle agus coinneal ina lámh dheas ag gach duine. Téann an duine a lasann na coinnle deiseal timpeall an fháinne.

“Go lonraí solas do ghnúise orainn, a Thiarna, i rith na bliana”.

Mainistir Cholmchille Gleann Staile: Seán Ó Duinn, O.S.B.

Holy Day of Obligation

Epiphany of the Lord – 6th Jan. Learning from the Magi

The great thing about the Magi was their faith. Even though they were outsiders (Gentiles), they recognised Christ as the Saviour of the world. They are models of faith for us.

The picture many people have of how the Magi came to Bethlehem goes somewhat like this. They saw a bright star in the eastern sky and began to follow it. The star guided them unerringly, first to Jerusalem, where it temporarily disappeared, and then to Bethlehem where they found the Child Jesus.

Their journey was neither simple nor easy. They encountered difficulties, doubts and dangers. Yet, in spite of these they persevered in their quest, and were rewarded when they finally found Christ. This is why their story has such relevance for us. Like them we too are on a journey. When we start out on some road, we too are attracted by something bright – an ideal or vision or hope. And we must expect to encounter difficulties and doubts. Some people think they are losing their faith when they experience doubt. We must not be surprised when this happens. We must imitate the Magi. We must not be too proud to ask for guidance. We must believe that the darkness will pass, and once again we will see the initial star beckoning to us.

The Magi can serve as models for us on our faith journey. They were single-minded. They refused to be put off by difficulties and hardships. When they found Christ they offered him gold, frankincense and myrrh. This shows what happens to those who find Christ. Their hearts are awakened and burst into life. When we find Christ and offer our love to him, he will help us to open up the treasures of goodness that lie buried inside us, so that we can offer ‘gifts’ to our brothers and sisters, especially those who are poor as Christ was. Having worshipped Christ, the Magi, ‘returned to their own country by another route’. This suggests not just a new geographical route, but a new mentality. Having met Christ and heard the Gospel, we too will travel through life by a different route.       (Flor McCarthy S.D.B., Kilgarvan)


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