Just a Thought / Smaoineamh
We too need a lonely place for reflection. Often we live foolishly and unspiritually, driven on by stupid desires and imprisoned by selfish habits. We are surrounded by noise and constant activity.
We need solitude. In solitude we begin to stand on our own feet before God and the world, and accept full responsibility for our own lives. The hermit goes into the desert, not to lose himself, but to find himself.
Only in solitude and silence can I find the gentleness with which I can love my brothers and sisters.
Dingle Parish Pastoral Council Meeting next Thursday, February 18th, in The Presbytery at 8pm.
Pray for Eileen Cronin, (nee O’Connor), Goulane East and late of Killelane, Dingle; Siobhán Meehan, (Hannah Kevane) ó Cilliruith, a fuair bás i Sasana.
Suaimhneas síoraí dá n-anamacha.
MASSES/AIFRINN – First Sunday of Lent.
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 13ú 8.00pm Roseanne Rayel, Beenbawn.
Sun 14ú 11.30am Fiona Parker, Killarney.
Dé Máirt 16ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Wed 17ú 7.30pm Sheila and Patrick Keating.
Déard 18ú 10.00am Nell McNamara, Marian Park.
Friday 19ú 7.30pm Johnny Hanafin, Beenbawn.
Sat 20ú 8.00pm 1. Dr. Finbarr O’Shea, Main Street, Dingle.
2. Patrick O’Connor, Cnoc na hAbha and Br. Thomas O’Connor, Dublin and late of Cnoc na hAbha.
Sun 21ú 11.30am Bridie O’Shea, Glens, MM.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 13ú 6.15i.n. Mai agus Tomás Ó Murchú, Cathair an Treantaigh.
Sath 20ú 6.15i.n. Maureen O’Connor and her son Nicholas, Maum na Gaoithe.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 14ú 10.00am Johnny and Eileen Moriarty, Ballinasare and Sr. Kieran Moriarty.
Domh 21ú 10.00am Micheál Devane, Ardamore.
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.
Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon
Weekly Envelopes: €1,147; Cash: €825. Total: €1,972.
Diocesan Collection for Lourdes Helpers €1,175. Míle buíochas.
An Deireadh Seachtaine –13ú/14ú Feabhra
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ 4: Vigil: Pauline Sheehy, Christine O’Connor, Elaine O’Connor, Mary Devane, Kathleen Sheehy and Maura Flahive. 11:30am Anne Curran, Elaine Hillard, Helen Ferris and Barbara Prendergast. Collectors’ Team 4; Church Cleaners’ Team 4. Readers: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30a.m.: Barbara Prendergast.
LIOS PÓIL: Min Eoc.: Marie Uí Ghrifín agus Máiréad Uí Ghairbhí.
Léitheoir: Céad Comaoine.
FIONN TRÁ: Min. Eoc.: Nóirín Uí Rocháin. Léitheoir: Dónal Ó Ciobháin.
Trócaire and Dues Envelopes 2016
The Spring and Easter Dues Envelopes and Trócaire Boxes will be distributed to each house in the Parish over the next week. Buíochas to the Contact People who distribute them on behalf of the Parish. Spare envelopes and Trócaire Boxes will be available at the back of the three Parish Churches. NB: If paying by cheque please make it payable to Teach na Sagart for the Dues and Dingle Parish for Trócaire.
A word of appreciation to everyone involved in preparing the grotto and the sacred spaces for Lent in our three churches.
Course in Pastoral Ministry – Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area 2016 – 2017. Anybody interested in doing this course are asked to contact the Presbytery. The course will be held 5 Saturdays next Autumn and 5 Saturdays next Spring. It is open to all but especially members of the Pastoral Council, Liturgy Group, finance Committee and other Church groups.
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
Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima: Depart from Cork Airport May 11th -18th 2016. 7 nights in Fatima or Fatima 4 nights/3 nights Lisbon coast. Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066-7131328 or Premier Travel 021-4277700.
Irish Catholic & Reality Magazine are on sale at the back of St. Mary’s Church.
The first ever Munster Rally for Life will take place on Saturday February 27th, assembling on The Grand Parade, Cork at 2pm. Join us to protect mothers & save babies from abortion. See http://www.munsterrallyforlife.com. Tel: 085 8555095.
Fr. Seamus O’Connell and Luke’s Gospel: On Friday Feb 26th, he will explore Jesus as Mediator of Mercy in the Gospel of Luke in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St. Tralee. Starting at 7.30pm and finishing by 9.30pm, the cost is €5 per night, and places may be booked at 064 6632644.
Family Carers Ireland will run the Palliative Care module as part of the QQI FETAC Level 5 Full Healthcare Award due to commence in Tralee on 17/02/2016.. For further enquiries please contact the training unit on 0579370221”
Kerry Mental health services is pleased to invite interested parties to a public event in the Ashe Hotel (formerly Abbeygate), Tralee on Thursday 18th February 10am – 1pm. Guest speaker Michael Ryan will speak about Recovery Principles as well as his own experience of recovery from mental ill-health.
Enable Ireland Kerry Services need volunteers to help with their annual Church Gate collection which takes place on 27th & 28th February. Please contact Sean at 066 712 8220. In Kerry Enable Ireland support children and adults with disabilities.”
Kerry Citizens’ Information Service will be available at The Monastery, John Street, Dingle on Tuesday 16th February 10 – 2 p.m.
Knock Shrine a weekend event on March 12th and 13th to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Further information from Frances at Knock Shrine, (094) 9388100.
NEWKD Smart Farming Smartphone Course will be held in Tralee Community Development Project, Rock St., Tralee on 23rd February. 7.30pm– 9.30pm. Cost €20.00. Contact: 066 7120877 to book.
Kerry Samaritans Information evening will be held on Thursday, February 18th in Manor West Hotel, Tralee at 8 p.m.
Castlegregory Parish Mission will be held February 15th – 18th, given by the ‘Grey Friars’ – an off-shoot of the Franciscans. Both churches, St. Mary’s and St. Brendan’s will host services. The Friars will come and speak at the Masses on the 13th/14th February and on Saturday 13th February the Mission Team will screen an award winning film ‘The Human Experience’ in the Clubrooms at 8pm. Adm. is free.
Machnamh / Reflection
Lord, it feels like we are embarking
on a Lenten journey together, you and I.
Open my heart during these days to meet you
in my wanderings and in my wonderings,
in seeking to deepen my faith in you.
Give me opportunities to come to know you more,
through opening my heart and mind to you.
And in my daily life,
let me meet you in those I encounter.
Be with me over these 40 days of Lent… and always.
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday of Lent at 7.05pm,
followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
Dingle Parish Retreat
The Annual Dingle Parish Retreat will be held in Ardfert on February 21st from 2pm – 6pm. Bus leaving Moran’s at 12.30pm. All in price is €40.
Please give names as soon as possible to Nora Curran – 066-9151924; Margaret Sheehy – 066-9151819 / 086-2453060 or Kathleen Sheehy – 066-9151201 / 087-6643152.