Message from Fr Michael Moynihan May 25th
It was good to see families gather for the celebration of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation these past few weeks. It is an opportunity to celebrate our faith as a faith community. An opportunity also to give thanks to their teachers and all within the school communities who help prepare the children for the Sacraments and nourish their faith. Faith is nourished in many ways by parents, families and extended families. Making prayer part of the daily routine can help. Creating a sense of wonder and appreciation of the world around us can lead to a faith and belief in God the Creator of all that is. Faith is nourished through prayer and the sacraments.
It is good to spare a thought and prayer for those who are preparing for exams these days and those who are making decisions around their future careers. As their time in second level education comes to an end may they look back with fond memories. Memories of the people they met, the knowledge they have acquired and the friendships they have made.
Prayers for Vocations are important now more than ever. The church continues to need people willing to dedicate their lives to the priesthood or religious life. Since August 2020 there are now just three priests in full time ministry between the four parishes of Corcha Dhuibhne Pastoral area. We are very fortunate to have Fr Seamus McKenna and Fr Jim Sheehy available and willing to help. The reduction in priests has led to a reduced schedule of Masses in each of the parishes. We encourage people to continue to attend the celebration of the Mass even if it is not being celebrated in the church nearest to where you live.
We are also mindful of the people of Ukraine. Some of those fleeing war are now living in the Corcha Dhuibhne Pastoral Area. It is heart warming to see the practical support they are receiving as people extend a Céad míle fáilte.
Date for your diary. On Friday June 17th next, I will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of my Ordination to Priesthood. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 6.15pm in St Marys Church, Dingle. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Presbytery grounds. All are welcome to this celebration which is opportunity to celebrate together.
I wish you all Gods blessings at this time and the time ahead.
*Masses at St Mary’s Church, Dingle can be viewed on the Webcam Click here
*10am Mass on Radio Kerry each Sunday morning from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee.
When logging on for Mass set some time aside, free of distractions. Maybe light a candle. Try to resist the temptation to do household chores as you follow the Mass.
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 PP Dingle 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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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*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.