Message from Fr Michael Moynihan PP

Dear Parishioners,
It is good to notice signs of Spring in the world around us. Daffodils and other flowers are making a welcome appearance, buds are appearing and days are getting longer. All signs of hope. On Monday next we will have a Bank Holiday in honour of St Bridget. There is much debate as to who she was and what she did. As followers of Christ, it is good to remember her Christian faith, A faith that she lived and passed on to her many followers.

Paidir – Naomh Bríd
A Naomh Bríde, a Mhuire na nGael, Scar orainn do bhrat, A Naomh Bríde, a chroí na féile, Stiúraigh sinn ar an mbóthar ceart, A Naomh Bríde, grástúil geanúil, Ar an namhaid cosain sinn, A Naomh Bríde, a bhean rialta álainn, Ar uair ár mbáis, glaoigh orainn.

First Communion children and their families are welcome to the Masses of preparation on the weekends of Feb 4th/5th and Feb 11th/12th. Our parish programme for preparation for the sacraments continues. Parents and guardian are encouraged to help their child on their journey of faith. This can be done through helping create a sense of wonder at the great things that God has done in their lives and giving thanks in prayer to God

Diocesan Collection in aid of Lourdes Helpers will be taken up at Masses on February 4th/5th. There will be separate boxes at the back of the Churches of the Parish. The Diocesan Pilgrimage will depart Kerry Airport, September 1st for five nights. The main purpose of the pilgrimage is to take the sick to Lourdes and for this, helpers are needed. Many of those who help are students and require help to finance the trip. The Lourdes Helpers Fund also helps assisted pilgrims who may not be able to afford to pay the full fare.

Mass and Anointing of the Sick will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Dingle, on the Feast-day of Our Lady of Lourdes, Saturday February 11th at 12.00 noon. All are welcome, especially those who wish to receive the Sacrament of the Sick and those who would like to pray for a loved one that is sick.

Many thanks to all who helped put up the Cribs in the churches of the parish for Christmas 2022. Christmas Crib donations amounted to €2,192.00. This will be given to the local students who are involved with Cara projects in Kenya. Your support for the is greatly appreciated.

Parish Office is now open at the Presbytery, Dingle. Office Hours: Tuesday: 9.30am-12.30pm: Wednesday: 9.30am-12.30pm: Thursday: 9.30am-12.30pm. Parish Office: Tel.:066 9151208. Booking of baptisms / Weddings / Masses can be done at these times. A selection of Mass Cards are available.

Parish Statistics for recent years
2020 2021 2022
Baptism 24 40 58
1st Communion 41 46 40
Confirmation 0* 22** 88***
Funerals 45 41 42
Weddings 9 22 32
*Confirmation was not scheduled for 2020
** 6th Class only in 2021
*** 5th and 6th Classes in 2022

Lord, make me an instrument of your love.
Where the darkness of loneliness reigns
let me bring the light of friendship.
Where the darkness of bitterness reigns
let me bring the light of forgiveness.
Where the darkness of hurt reigns
let me bring the light of healing.
Where the darkness of discord reigns
let me bring the light of harmony.
Where the darkness of sadness reigns
let me bring the light of joy.
Where the darkness of doubt reigns
let me bring the light of faith.
Where the darkness of despair reigns
let me bring the light of hope.
And where the darkness of hatred reigns
let me bring the light of love. Amen
(Flor McCarthy SDB)

Our Gospel last weekend gave us the familiar account of the Beatitudes. In this His first public speech Jesus outlines His values which are often at odds with the values of the world. Followers of Christ are encouraged to make these values part of our everyday life. If we look at the values we find that we do practice them in some ways. We are called to practice them even more. For example, a time when somebody hurt you and you decided to forgive them saying “Don’t worry about it. Let’s forget it. Blessed are the merciful. Or have you been in a situation where you knew the right thing to do but you struggled with doing it, tempted to just not do so? Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Or have you been with someone who you knew was wrong in what he or she said? Knowing the truth, you decided not to correct them. You chose to not crush their spirit and you remained silent. Blessed are the meek and humble. The Beatitudes are worth a read (Matthew 5:1-12).

Fr Michael

Rota to August 2023
Guidelines for Ministers of The Word
Supporting your Parish

*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.

Rosary Prayers

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: 

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 :

Passport Michael Moynihan

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:


*Newsletter 29th January 2023           -  Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

*Newsletter 22nd January 2023          -  Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

*Newsletter 15th January 2023            -  Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

  Funeral Mass for Dora Moriarty  RIP 26.05.22

Parish News:

*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




St Mary’s Church Camp None 6.15 every other Saturday

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St Josephs Church, Inch None None 10.ooam every other Sunday
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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.

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