Machnamh / Reflection
on this Advent day and at this Advent time,
we long for your coming among us;
our hearts desire the warmth of your love
and our lives search for
your presence among us.
You call each of us by name,
to proclaim the Good News of your Son,
Jesus Christ through witness,
worship and service.
Increase our longing for you
and give us the courage to grow in love,
with one another in our parishes and communities.
To you we say “Come, Lord Jesus”.
OUR CHRISTMAS MASSES AND CONFESSIONS
Naomh Muire – 6:00pm Christmas Eve Family Mass. We invite all the young children to bring the Infant Jesus from your Family Crib for a special blessing.
Naomh Caitlín – 7:30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 8:00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Muire – 9.00pm Christmas Eve.
Naomh Eoin Baiste – 10:00am Christmas Day.
Naomh Caitlín – 10:00am Lá Nollag.
Naomh Muire – 11:30am Christmas Day.
CONFESSIONS will be held on Wednesday December 23rd as follows:
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – 7:00pm
Naomh Muire, Dingle – Mass 7:30pm followed by Confessions.
Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá Satharn 19ú Nollaig tar éis Aifreann na Bigile ar 6.15i.n.
Just a Thought / Smaoineamh
The third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday. The word Gaudete means rejoice.
The presence of God is the cause of our joy. Isaiah said to the people, ‘Shout for joy.’ What is the cause of that joy? Because ‘God is in your midst.’ And Paul said to the Philippians, ‘I want you to be happy.’ Why? Because ‘the Lord is very near.’ The joy that this world cannot give is the joy that comes from a sense of God and his love for us.
Pray for Nora Ide Callaghan, (nee Curran), Ceann Trá; Mary Mangan, (nee Fitzgerald), Ballyvelly, Tralee and late of Banogue.
MASSES/AIFRINN – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 12ú 8.00pm Tommy Flannery, John St.
Sun 13ú 11.30am Thomas Sheehy, Station Road.
Dé Luain 14ú 10am An Díseart.
4.00pm Coláiste Íde.
Dé Máirt 15ú 10am Private Intention.
Wed 16ú 7.30pm Thomas O’Sullivan, Flemingstown, CB.
Déard 17ú 10am Paróisteánaigh.
Friday 18ú 7.30pm Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Baile na Buaile, the Rowe Family, Portlaoise and the Lovett Family.
Sat 19ú 11.00am Patrick Devane, Hartford and late of Annascaul, R.I.P.
8.00pm Michael Flannery, Goat St., MM.
Sun 13ú 11.30am Tommy Kelliher, Ballinvounig, MM.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 12ú 6.15i.n. Pádraig Kevane, Com a’ Liaig, MM.
Sath 19ú 6.15i.n. Páidí Ó Sé, Ard a’ Bhóthair.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 13ú 10am Thomas Keane and deceased members of the Keane Family and Tim and Margaret Galvin, Doonties and deceased members of the Galvin Family.
Domh 20ú 10am Deceased members of the Ferriter family and Mike Connor, Ballinasare.
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
Adoration: Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.
St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 -7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
N. Caitlín: Déardaoin 11 r.n. – 12i.n. N. Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Parish Envelope Scheme and Calendar 2016
In the next week households will receive a Féilire Eaglasta 2016 and a box of envelopes for your weekly offertory contribution. Also included is an envelope for your Christmas Dues contribution.
NB: Christmas Dues will be taken up as a second collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as you personal contribution for the clergy. If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Teach na Sagart for Dues and Dingle Parish for Parish.
Spare envelopes for Christmas Dues which help make up the Parish Priest’s salary will be available at the back of the three Parish Churches.
The offertory collection funds all running costs and maintenance in our Parish, including insurance, staffing and Diocesan Levy. Míle buíochas to the contact people who distribute them on behalf of the Parish. Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity.
An Deireadh Seachtaine – 19ú/20ú Nollaig
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 3: Vigil: Joan Uí Mhoráin, Betty Hand, Marie Moriarty, Bernie Bowler, Gobnait Uí Chonchúir and Mary Diony O’Connor. 11:30am Kitty O’Flaherty and Clár Uí Loingsigh. Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3.
Readers: Vigil: Pat O’Connor. 11.30a.m.: Margaret Graham.
LIOS PÓIL: Min Eoc.: Mary Devane agus Máiréad Uí Gháirbhí. Léitheoir: Rang 6.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc.: Máirín Uí Shé. Léitheoir: Eibhlín Uí Lúing.
Dec. 6th: Envelopes: €968; Cash: €857. Total: €1,825.
Dec. 8th: Envelopes: €468; Cash: €397. Total: €865
Kerry Diocesan Youth Service Collection: €930. Míle buíochas.
St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal: Collections will be taken up at all Churches this weekend December 12th/13th. Your support is greatly appreciated. NB: Collection Box in St. Mary’s Porch all year round.
Christmas Crib 2015: Proceeds will be divided between Sr. Gregory Presentation Sister and Fr. Billy Lovett, Franciscan Missionary in South Africa.
Christmas Carol Concert Sunday 13th December at 7.00pm in St. James’s Church, Dingle, featuring St. Mary’s Choir, Dingle Gospel Choir and guests. No admission but a collection will be taken up on the night in aid of Kerry Hospice.
Holy Door of Mercy in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney will be opened by Bishop Ray on Sunday Dec 13th at 5pm. Everyone is invited to the ceremony, which will include the celebration of Mass, as we begin the Year of Mercy in the diocese.
Ardfert Retreat Centre: Year Of Mercy – A Course on Faith: 12 weekly one-and-a-half hour sessions beginning Wed, Jan 20th, 2016. Contact 066 7134 4276.
Oíche Bingo: Dé Domh 13ú Nollaig ag 7.30pm i bPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.
Citizens Information will be available in Dingle at the Monastery, John Street on Tuesday 15th December 10am – 2.00pm.
Léarscáil Chnoc Bhréanainn lena logainmneacha a sheolfaidh i Seanascoil an Chuasa Baile na nGall ag 7.30 ar an Luan, 14 Nollaig 2015 ag Dara Ó Cinnéide.
Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat: 16-35years from 18th-20thDec in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare. See Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook / Tel: 01-675 3690.
Msgr. Pádraig Ó Fiannachta is travelling to America this month to receive an award from the Irish Consul General to New York which will honour his contribution to Irish Spirituality and Culture. Also on the same trip he will be attend a reception, in his honour, at The American Irish Historical Society organised to recognise his contribution to the Irish language and tradition.
Christmas Concert in An Díseart Chapel December 22nd and 23rd at 7pm by the New Music and Orchestra. Tickets €7 and are available in An Díseart.
Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail Chorca Dhuibhne: Tá folúntais acu faoi láthair. (Community Employment scheme has vacancies at present. Tá folúntais ar Scéim Sóisialta Tuaithe Chorca Dhuibhne chomh maith. (Rural Social scheme has vacancies at present also). Eolais ó: firstname.lastname@example.org nó 087-2982284.
31 Card Drive for Cumann Peile na mBan Daingean Uí Chúis in Paul Geaney’s this Sunday December 13th at 7.30pm. Tables of 8.