Machnamh / Reflection
C Is for Christ child who was sleeping on the hay.
H Is for heavenly host who worshipped him that day.
R Is for radiance on Mary’s holy face.
I Is for the lowly inn – a poor and humble place.
S Is for the star that shone to guide the shepherds there.
T Is for the Three Kings who brought him treasures rare.
M Is for the manger where he laid his little head.
A Is for the angles that hovered round his bed.
S Is for saviour who brought peace and hope on earth on the wondrous night we celebrate – the night of Jesus’ birth.
Just a Thought / Smaoineamh
Christmas gathers us together in a great universal fellowship in the name of Christ. We feel a desire to reach out to others. This is the miracle of Christmas. As we gaze on the new born Baby Jesus in the crib we are put in touch with our common humanity and with our shared fears and hopes. Our world illuminates meaning and hope inspired by the joyful news. “Today a saviour has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord.”
MASSES/AIFRINN – Christmas Day / Feast of The Holy Family.
St. Mary’s Church
Déard 24ú 6.00pm Christmas Eve – Family Mass.
9.00pm Christmas Eve.
Friday 25ú 11.30am Vincent and Brian Houlihan, Avondale and deceased members of the Houlihan and Kerrish Families.
Sat 26ú 8.00pm 1. Gerard O’Connor, Cahernapuka.
2. Mary Rose Murphy, Upper Main Street.
Sun 27ú 11.30am Paróisteánaigh.
Dé Máirt 29ú 10am Mary, Joe, Séamus and Seán Cloherty.
Wed 30ú 7.30pm Eibhlín agus Maidhc Ó Móráin, Baile Riabhach.
Déard 31ú 10am Kathleen and Mary Teresa Brick, Ceathrú na Phúca.
Friday 1ú 7.30pm Peig and Mossie Aherne, Ballyristeen.
Sat 2ú 8.00pm 1. Bridget and Pat Sheehy, The Quay.
2. Tom Walsh Burnham and his brother Vincent.
3. Margaret, James and Patrick Kennedy, Bánóg.
4. Nora and Patrick Wallace, Baile Móir.
Sun 3ú 11.30am Adie and Pat Nash, Glens.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Déard 24ú 7.30i.n. Oíche Nollag.
Aoine 25ú 10r.n. Lá Nollag.
Sath 26ú 6.15i.n.
Sath 2ú 6.15i.n. Jack O’Connor, Maum na Gaoithe.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Déard 24ú 8.00pm Christmas Eve.
Aoine 25ú 10am Christmas Day.
Domh 27ú 10am Seán Brosnan, Doonties, 1ú CB.
Domh 3ú 10am Mike Brosnan, Garrynadur.
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
Annual Christmas Dues
Christmas Dues will be taken up as a special collection after Communion at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you have not received an envelope, please take one from the back of our three churches and return for the Christmas Masses.
This collection is to support your priest’s salary. Thank you for your generosity.
Wishing all our parishioners and visitors a holy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for the New Year.
Beannachtaí an Linbh Íosa i mBeithil.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,178; Cash: €795. Total: €1,973. Míle buíochas.
An Deireadh Seachtaine –2ú/3ú Eanair
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Nic a’ tSíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1. Readers: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30a.m.: Margaret Graham. LIOS PÓIL: Min Eoc.: Rose O’Sullivan and Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin. Léitheoir: Muintir Uí Bhrosnacháin. FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc.: Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin. Léitheoir: Breandán Ó Ciobháin.
Christmas Crib 2015: Proceeds will be divided between Sr. Gregory Presentation Sister and Fr. Billy Lovett, Franciscan Missionary in South Africa.
Wedding: Congratulations to Paula Moylan, Co. Carlow and Gary Mathers, Leicester who were married in our parish recently.
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Ray Browne 30th October 2016, 8 nights. Direct from Shannon, coach transfers from Kerry. Cost €1,575 sharing. Enquiries: Janice O’Sullivan 064-7758219 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vocations: Thinking about the Priesthood as a way of life for you? Contact Fr Michael Moynihan PP, Glengarriff on 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer PP, Dromtarriff on 087 2401246.
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. Capacitar Workshop: Day to Experience Capacitar Living in Wellness on January 23rd, 9.45am – 4.00pm. Facilitated by: Betty Garnett and Anna O’Donoghue.
Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail agus Scéim Sóisialta Tuaithe Chorca Dhuibhne: Tá folúntais acu faoi láthair. (Community Employment Scheme and Rural Social scheme has vacancies). Eolais ó: 087-2982284.
Samaritans Church gate collection will be taken up on Christmas Eve and Day. Thank you to all who have generously supported us. Free call number 116 123.
The Carers Association are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Work Experience Module in Tralee commencing 06/01/2016. Contact 057 93 70221 for information.
Cuan Mhuire is celebrating 50 years of supporting people with addiction issues.
A Reunion Mass and get-together of “Past Friends and Residents of Cuan Mhuire” in Kerry is being planned for later in the year. Write to Sr Consilio, Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, Co Limerick or email her at email@example.com by January 31st.
Word of Appreciation
I would like to thank our volunteers in our parish ministries and services. Their dedication is inspiring and selfless in spirit. Each person brings his/her own time and talent in serving our community. In particular I would like to mention Sacristans, Organists, the Choirs, the Servers, the Cleaners, Flower and Altar Arrangers, Crib Makers and Helpers, the Secretary, the Ministers of the Word and of the Eucharist, Collectors, Counters, those who distribute the envelopes to your homes. We wish to thank all Teachers in the Parish and all the Voluntary Groups who do so much for the community – The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary, the Pioneers, the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee, the Liturgy group, the Temperance Hall Committee and Adoration Committee. Fr. Joe.