Message from Fr Michael Moynihan
In the Gospel this past weekend we hear Jesus telling a parable about the Landowner renting his vineyard. We do not often hear of tenants renting vineyards in this part of the world. What we are familiar with is tenants renting property. Some tenants are dream tenants and some others are hard work. Scarcely a week goes by that we do not read about a landlord who does not treat the tenants well or about tenants who wreck the property. In the parable, the tenants were ungrateful. The Landlord (God) had sent many messengers, including His Son, but the tenants treated them badly and put some to death. They even killed the Landlords Son. They figured that they could be their own Masters. The parable ends with the wretched tenants coming to a wretched end. As Christians we recognise that all we are and all we have are a gift from God. God gave us the gift of life itself. It is important that we have a spirit of gratitude to God for such great gifts. The great prayer of gratitude or thanksgiving is the Eucharist. Each time we pray and in particular each time we attend Mass we give thanks to God.
Our prayers are asked for those attending the Synod of Bishops that began in Rome in recent days. We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide all the discussions. Later in the year there will be a listening evening in each parish. It is an opportunity for all to have their say in what the future of the Church might look like. Further details will be in the weekly newsletter.
A Prayer for the Synod in Rome
Holy Spirit, breath of Pentecost, you send us to proclaim Christ and to welcome into our communities those who do not yet know him. Come down, we pray, upon the participants of the Synod and upon all who are present in this church, filling them with your wisdom and courage in order to be servants of communion and bold witnesses of your forgiveness in today’s world! We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Yours in Christ
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Annascaul Parish is a grouping of families and individuals from Annascaul, Camp and Inch communities who strive to live out the Gospel message. The Gospel gives meaning, direction and hope to our lives. We believe that Christ came that we might have life and have it to the full.
We are in the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area which covers the Parishes of Annascaul, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Castlegregory and Dingle.
Our Parish has three Churches:
- Church of The Sacred Heart, Annascaul
- St. Mary’s Church, Camp:
- St. Joseph’s Church, Inch
Moderator: Fr Michael Moynihan Secretary: Joan Sayers
Parish Office is located in the Presbytery on Station Road, Annascaul.
Annascaul Parish Office Hours:
Monday : 10am – 1pm (Except Bank Holidays)
Wednesday : 10am – 1pm
Fridays : 10am – 4pm
Contacts: Telephone No.: 066 9157103 (Parish Office) In Emergency please telephone 066 9151208
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Items for inclusion in the Weekly Newsletter to be in Office by 12noon on Thursdays
Please contact Parish Office to book Masses, weddings, baptisms etc.
If you have moved into our Parish recently and wish to find out more about us, please feel free to contact us.
Safeguarding Children Parish Policy
The Parish of Annascaul which comprises the communities of Annascaul, Camp and Inch value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.
We recognise the dignity and the rights of all children are committed to their protection and support. In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the church
Safeguarding Children Contact number is: 087 6362780
For Diocesan Safeguarding Children Policy : www.dioceseofkerry.ie
|Fr Michael Moynihan PP is Parish Moderator of Annascaul Parish. Together with the other Priests in the Corcha Dhuibhne Pastoral Area, Fr Eamonn Mulvihill PP Castlegregory and Fr Eugene Kiely PP Ballyferriter, he will minister to the Pastoral and Sacramental needs of the people of Annascaul Parish.|
|The Presbytery, Green Street, Dingle, Co Kerry|
|Telephone No.: 066 9157103 (Parish Office) Email address: email@example.com|
*Newsletter 26th November 2023 - Feast of Christ the King 2023
*Newsletter 19th November 2023 - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023
*Newsletter 12th November 2023 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023
*Message from Bishop Ray, 10 August 2020 : Pastoral Care of Annascaul Parish
In the recent Diocesan changes, I have appointed Fr Michael Moynihan, Parish Priest of Dingle, as Moderator (Administrator) of Annascaul parish. He will work with the other Priests in the Corcha Dhuibhne Pastoral Area, including Fr Eamonn Mulvihill PP Castlegregory and Fr Eugene Kiely PP Ballyferriter. Together, they will minister to the Pastoral and Sacramental needs of the people of Annascaul Parish. While every effort will be made to maintain the existing service, nevertheless it is important to realise that with fewer priests and more demands on them, it is inevitable that there will be changes affecting all parishes. During the months ahead there will be consultation and planning regarding the future Pastoral Care of Annascaul Parish within the Pastoral Area.
Fr John O’Donoghue (Missionaries of Africa) and Fr Donal O’Connor (Chaplain in ITTralee) will be ministering in Annascaul Parish until Christmas 2020.
I wish to thank Fr John, Fr Donal and the Priests of the Pastoral Area for their commitment to the people of Annascaul Parish and the wider Corcha Dhuibhne Pastoral area.
Yours in Christ, + Ray Browne. 10 August 2020.
* Pioneer Total Abstinence Association: Pioneers: In 1898, Father Cullen founded the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of The Sacred Heart. Pioneers are ordinary people who :
(1) Abstain from Alcohol - to make reparation to Christ for the sins of intemperance; - to express their concern for the conversion of excessive drinkers; - to make themselves free and independent of alcohol in order to be of service to others; - to show be example that temperance, indeed total abstinence, is possible even for an Irishman!
(2) Recite twice daily the brief Pioneer Offering: For thy greater glory and consolation O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Thy sake to give good example to practice self-denial to make reparation to Thee for the sins of intemperance and for the conversion of excessive drinkers, I will abstain for life from all intoxicating drinks. (3) Wear the Emblem of Christ's Heart, the symbol of the unfailing love and mercy of Christ for us.
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|St Mary’s Church Camp||None||6.15 every other Saturday
|St Josephs Church, Inch||None||None||10.ooam every other Sunday
|Church of the Sacred Heart, Annascaul||Each Friday morning at 10.00am*||7.30 pm Vigil||none||7.30 Vigil Mass|
*In the event of a Funeral in Annascaul or Dingle Parish this Mass may be cancelled.