Bliain B – 1ú Feabhra 2015
Ceathrú Domhnach Saor
Year of Consecrated Life
Pray for Anne Fitzgerald (née McGowan), Castlebar, Co. Mayo; Fr. Paddy Carmody, Celbridge and Ardfert; Paddy Kennedy, Bishopstown, Cork.
Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh – 066-9151208.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Sat/Sath 31ú 8.00pm 1. Cyril O’Hanlon, MM, Marian Park and his parents Johanna and William O’Hanlon and Jim Nolan, CB.
3. Jimmy Gattis, The Grove, MM.
2. Brendan O’Flaherty, Station Row, 1ú CB.
Sun 1ú 11.30am Missa Pro Populo.
Luain 2ú 10.00am An Díseart.
4.00pm Coláiste Íde – Le Beannú na Scornach.
7.30pm Candlemas Day with Blessing of Throats.
Máirt 3ú 10.00am St. Blaise and Blessing of Throats.
Wed 4ú 7.30pm Patrick and Theresa Keaney, CB.
Déard 5ú 10.00am Private Intention.
Friday 6ú 10.00am Mary Moriarty, Inch, CB.
Sat/Sath 7ú 8.00pm 1. Eileen Moriarty, Ballycaneen, Glens, 1ú CB.
2. Hanna and John Joe Curran, Knockavrogeen and deceased members of the Barrett and Curran Familes, CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tuesday and Wednesday 10.30am – 10pm.
Every First Friday 10.30 – 11.30am. “Come and See” says the Lord.
Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
NAOMH EOIN BAISTE, LIOS PÓIL
Domh 1ú 10.00am Brendan Moriarty, Dublin, Lisdorgan and Clooncurra his father Batt and brother Tom, Lisdorgan, CB.
Domh 8ú 10.00am Bridie O’Sullivan, Lisdorgan, 1ú CB.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
NAOMH CAITLÍN, FIONN TRÁ
Satharn 31ú 6.15i.n. John P. O’Shea, Springfield and Joe O’Shea, Cathair an Treantaigh, CB.
Satharn 7ú 6.15i.n. Dónal Ó Sé, Springfield & Cillirith, MM.
Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte
Déardaoin / Thursday 11 r.n. – 12i.n.
Envelopes: €1,248; Cash: €711. Total: €1,959. Míle buíochas. Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers will be taken up next weekend February 7th/8th as a second collection after Communion.
The success of the annual Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes depends on Volunteer Carers and Nursing Staff who provide full time assistance to 50 or so assisted Pilgrims each year. The Carers are responsible for the physical, emotional and social needs of the assisted pilgrims for the entire week and are on duty from 6am ‘til 11pm daily. The collection next weekend will help reduce the cost of the Volunteer Carers who give generously of their time to ensure the success of the annual Pilgrimage. Thanking you in advance”.
An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn
7ú/8ú Feabhra 2015
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 2: Vigil Gene Courtney, Veronica Houlihan, Ann Scanlon, Patricia Flannery, Margaret Sheehy, Eileen Courtney. 11:30am Máire Uí Chonchúir, Tracey Sheehy, Ann Begley, Nora Curran. Collectors’ Team 2; Church Cleaners’ Team 2.
Readers: Vigil: Paddy Browne. 11.30a.m.: Barbara Prendergast. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Mary Devane and Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí. Léitheoir: Theresa Uí Mhuircheartaigh. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Breandán Ó Ciobháin. Léitheoir: Cait Ní Chatháin.
Our 3 Christmas Cribs
Míle buíochas to all who have contributed to our 2014 Christmas Crib collection to date. All donations will go towards the work of Sr. Helen Ryder in Haiti and Fr. P. J. Fitzgerald, Kiltegan Missions, South Africa.
Received to date: €3,058.06.
Lectio Divina continues on Tuesdays, 7.00 – 8.00pm in Fr. Jim’s office in An Díseart (through the red door at the right of the main entrance). All are welcome.
Catholic Grandparents Association meeting will be on in Gairdin Mhuire at 8pm on Wednesday February 4th.
Banna Cheoil Lios Póil Bingo will take place in Halla John L. Ó Súilleabháin on Sunday February 1st at 6pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Senior Citizens’ Annual Social in the Dingle Skellig Hotel on Sunday February 8th at 2pm. Dinner and refreshment. Ticéidí: €15. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.
Progressive 31 Card Drive in aid of Coiste na nÓg Lios Póil will take place in O’Sullivan’s Bar, Garrynadur on Sunday February 8th at 6pm sharp. Costas €10.
Údarás na Gaeltachta Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2,000 eolas ó 091-503139 nó 091-503121, foirm roimh 27/2/2015.
Diabetes Info night will be held at Fels Point Hotel,Tralee on Wednesday 4th of February @ 8pm. Guest Speaker,
Mr. Tim Horgan, Ophthalmologist. All Welcome!
Anam Cara monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday February 10th 7:30 to 9:00pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Cura, St. John’s Centre, Tralee, Crisis Pregnancy Support Services is there for all needing support. All services free. Contact: 066-7127355/1850622626 or email@example.com
Shaping Kerry Diocese
You are invited to help prepare a new Pastoral Plan, by attending the scheduled meeting for our Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area on March 5th in Benner’s Hotel at 7.30pm. Gatherings will be about an hour long and will focus on what you feel strongly about and what your expectations are from the Church or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
N86 March: The Campaign Rally in Support of the Upgrade of the N86 Road from Camp to Dingle will take place on Saturday next February 7th. We seriously urge all users of this road to take part in our community protest. The already completed section to the east of Annascaul shows the marked improvement to this route offering safe usage to pedestrians, cyclists and those on family outings while opening up our celebrated storied landscape for all visitors.
It is essential that our roadway is developed and improved for all road users in particular for our emergency services and all business and local people. Assemble at the Dingle Marina Car Park at 11.30am.
Laochra an Chreidimh II – Patrons
Lá Fhéile Bríde – 1ú Feabhra
“Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh ‘n lá ‘dul chun síneadh,
Is tar éis na Féil’ Bríde ardóidh mé mo sheol.”
Inniu, an chéad lá Feabhra, Lá Fhéile Bríde, Muire na nGael, Pátrún na hÉireann. Rugadh Bríd i bhFochairt láimh le Dún Dealgan sa bhliain 451, deich mbliana roimh bhás Phádraig Naofa. Taoiseach de chuid Cúige Laighean ba ea a hathair, Dúbhthach. Sclábhaí ba ea a máthair, Brocseach. Críostaí ba ea a máthair agus baisteadh Bríd ina Críostaí. Bheartaigh Bríd a bheith ina bean rialta agus bhunaigh sí mainistreacha i gCill Dara agus in áiteanna eile. Tá an-chuid scéalta i dtaobh a cineáltais do bhochtáin, d’easláin, d’ainmhithe agus i dtaobh a muinín i nDia. Ta toibreacha Bhríde ar fud na tíre agus tá a lán nósanna ag baint le Lá Fhéile Bríde. Fuair sí bás thart faoin mbliain 524.
Beannú agus Dáileadh na gCros
Déantar uisce coisrichte a chroitheadh ar chrosa Bhríde agus deirtear an phaidir seo:
“Go raibh beannacht an Athar, an Mhic is an Spioraid Naoimh ar na crosa seo, ar na háiteanna ina bhfuil said agus ar gach duine a fhéachann orthu.”
Dáiltear iad ansin agus deirtear an phaidir seo:
“Go dtuga lasair Bhríde spreagadh duit.
Go dtuga crois Bríde slánú duit.
Go dtuga cruthaíocht Bhríde slí duit.”
St. Brendan was born near Tralee in the year of 484. His feast day is the 16th of May. Bishop Erc baptised him and Saint Ita educated him. Brendan then set up monasteries and his most famous monastery is in Clonfert in Galway. St. Brendan is the Patron Saint of sailors and travellers.
I choose Saint Brendan because my Grandfather’s name is Brendan and he was also a fisherman. The second highest mountain in Ireland is called after St. Brendan and that is Mount Brandon.
I will look at this mountain for the rest of my life. This mountain will remind me of my grandfather. It will also remind me of St. Brendan, who is such an inspiring Saint. (Jack – Scoil Iognáid Rís)
Ár gCóineartú / Confirmation 2014-2015
We invite our Confirmation candidates to lead us in our Guí an Phobail and present the Gifts at Masses in St. Mary’s, Séipéal Chaitlíona agus Séipéal Eoin Baiste next weekend, February 7th/8th as follows:
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Dé Satharn 6.15i.n;
Naomh Muire, Dingle – Dé Satharn 8.00pm;
N. Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Dé Domh. 10.00am.
Candlemas and Blessing of Throats
The Church celebrates the coming of Spring with liturgies honouring St. Bridget, Muire na nGael, the Blessing of candles for our worship and the Feast of St. Blaise. We offer the Blessing of the Throats to all who wish to attend the Masses of Monday February 2nd in Coláiste Íde at 4pm and St. Mary’s Parish Church at 7.30pm and also on Tuesday February 3rd at the 1am Mass.
Station Masses in Lent –
Ceann Trá 7 Lios Póil
Dingle Parish Pastoral Council took the decision to plan a Lenten programme of Station Masses in preparation for Holy Week and the St. Mary’s 150th Jubilee. It is hoped to publish the full programme in next week’s Parish Newsletter and we invite all parishioners to do their best to come along to your Area’s Eucharistic gathering as part of our Lenten Jubilee Programme.
Fr. Tomás will continue with Station Masses in Dingle Town Area from Easter to Pentecost as usual in preparation for Corpus Christi 2015.
On The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – World Day for the Sick – and also St. Gobnait, Wednesday February 11 the 7.30pm evening Mass will be a special celebration for the Eucharistic Adoration Group in the Parish. Adoration on that Wednesday will finish with Benediction at 7.30pm to be followed by the Special Mass.
We ask all who participate in Eucharistic Adoration in our five parish Churches to do their best to attend and occupy the seats towards the front.
The First Friday – Fr. Tomás will visit the housebound in the Ceann Trá and Lios Póil Areas on this coming Thursday morning, February 5th. Ministers of the Eucharist will visit the housebound sick in Dingle at their customary times.
NB: Any parishioner wishing to be included in these pastoral visits is invited to advise the Parish Office on 066-9151208.
Dingle Parish Annual Retreat
Dingle Parish Annual Retreat will be held in the Ardfert Retreat Centre on February 22nd next. This being the 150th Anniversary of St. Mary’s Church we would like to encourage as many parishioners as possible to attend this retreat. More details later. Contact: Nora Curran – 066-9151924; Margaret Sheehy – 066-9151181 or Kathleen Sheehy 066-9151201/087-6643152.
1. A Dhia, neartaigh ár gcreideamh, ár ndóchas agus ár ngrá. A Thiarna, éist lin.
2. Bhí Bríd cineálta leis na bochtáin agus na heasláin. A Dhia, cabhraigh linn aithris a dhéanamh uirthi.
3. Bhí grá ag Bríd d’ainmithe, d’éin agus do gach rud a chruthaigh Dia. Múin dúinn, a Dhia, conas aire a thabhairt don imshaol. A Thiarna, éist linn.
4. Rinne Bríd réiteach idir dhaoine. A Dhia, taispeáin dúinn conas síocháin a chothú pé áit ina mbeimid.
5. A Dhia, tabhair saoirse ó chogadh, ó ghorta agus ó ghéarleanúint dóibh siúd atá ag fulaingt.
Paidir do Bhliain na Beatha Coisreachta
A Dhia, ghlaoigh tú leis na cianta ar mhná agus ar fhearaibh chun a saol a chaitheamh le grá foirfe Dé trí na comhairlí soiscéalacha; bochtaine geanmnaíocht agus umhlaíocht.
I mbliain seo na Beatha Coisreactha
gabhaimid buíochas ar son na bhfinnéithe misniúla seo ar an gcreideamh a dheineann inspioráid.
Múineann a dtóir ar an mbeatha dhiaga dúinn sinn féin a íobairt níos foirfe duitse.
Lean ort ag saibhriú d’Eaglaise trí mhacaibh agus iníonacha a d’aimsigh an péarla mórluaigh
agus a thaisceann Ríocht na bhFlaitheas thar gach rud eile.
Trínár d’Tiarna Íosa Críost do Mhac a mhaireann agus a rialaíonn leatsa in aontacht an Spioraid Naoimh trí shaol na saol. Amen