Message from Fr Michael, (Parish Moderator)
Christmas Blessings to you all and your families. It was great to see many of you at Mass over the Christmas week. Unfortunately Masses can only be celebrated behind closed doors again since Christmas Day. Mass will be celebrated online from St Marys Church Dingle each day at 10.00am and on Sat 6.15pm and Sunday at 11.30am. Click here to view the Mass form St Marys, Dingle. We continue to pray for all those that have had their lives and livelihoods effected by the Coronavirus. We hope that the current measures will help in the curtailing of the spread of the Virus.
Weekly Mass leaflets are available in the local shops. Please drop one to the housebound.
I hope that the restrictions will be effective in controlling the spread of the Coronavirus and that public Masses will resume in the near future. In the meantime, we continue to pray for those who’s lives and livelihoods have been effected by the Coronavirus, those who have died, those who suffer, those who mourn, those who help and those working on a vaccine. We to pray for each other.
Mass Schedule 2021: Changes to the Mass schedule in all 4 Parishes of the Corcha Dhuibhne Pastoral area are being discussed at this time. Seven of the eleven Churches will have Mass once every two weeks and some will not have a Sunday morning Mass. The new Mass schedule will take effect in January 2021. I encourage you to attend Mass on a weekly basis (when restrictions are lifted) even if Mass is further from your local Church.
Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
*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 Priest in residence: Fr Donal O Connor 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: annascaul at diocese of kerry dot ie
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
*Newsletter 28th February 2021 - Second Sunday of Lent 2021
*Newsletter 21st February 2021 - First Sunday of Lent 2021.
*Newsletter 14th February 2021 - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021
*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.
The H.S.E. has asked to publish the following telephone number:
1life Suicide Helpline - 1800 24 7 100; Text 'Help' to 51444 for 1 to 1 support; Website www.life.ie
Public Mass is not permitted at this time due to Covid 19 restrictions
*Masses at St. Mary’s Church, Dingle can be viewed on the Webcam; visit www.dingleparish.ie & click on the picture of St. Mary’s sanctuary.
*10am Mass on Radio Kerry each Sunday morning from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee
|St Mary’s Church Camp||As announced||6.15 every other Saturday (none at present)||As announced|
|St Josephs Church, Inch||As announced||none||10.ooam every other Sunday (none at present)||As announced|
|Church of the Sacred Heart, Annascaul||As announced||7.30 pm Vigil||none||As announced|