Message from Fr Michael,
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.
The Parish Pilgrimage following Cosán na Naomh on Saturday Sept 16th was a great success. The sun shone brightly as twenty three people walked the path of the Saints of old from Ventry to Kilmalkeader. A word of thanks to those who helped in the organising. Some people were so enthusiastic that they have suggested that the next pilgrimage should be from Kilmalkeader to the top of Mount Brandon. Watch this space!
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
Parish Pilgrinage Sept 2023
Pictured is Eibhlín Ní Laoithe, Fr Michael Moynihan PP, Cathy Griffin, and Bishop Ray Browne. The Parish Office is open each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 to 12.30pm
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Come, Spirit who is our Light,
shine among the shadows within,
warm and transform our hearts.
Come, Spirit who makes a home in us,
draw us to the treasures of your dwelling,
Reveal to us the inner journey of love.
Come, Spirit, consuming Fire of Love.
Fill us with enthusiasm for your vision.
May the desire for truth be vibrant in us.
Come, Spirit, source of our Peace.
Deepen in us the action of peacemakers.
Heal the divisions that ravage the earth.
Come, Spirit of wisdom and insight.
Draw us toward your goodness and light.
Direct our growth and guide our ways.
We have three Churches in the Parish
St Mary’s Church, Dingle
Church of St John the Baptist, Lispole
Seipeal Naomh Chaitlin, Ceann Tra
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 Secretaries are Cathy Griffin and Eibhlín Ní Laoithe
|Fr Michael Moynihan,|
|St Mary’s Presbytery,|
|Co Kerry V92AT18|
|066-9151208 e:mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|St Mary’s Church, Dingle||10.00am each morning.
As Gaeilge each Tuesday and Thursday.
|Church of St John the Baptist, Lispole||As announced||None||10.00am
every other Sunday
|Seipeal Naomh Chaitlin, Ceann Tra||As Announced||7.30pm
(every other Saturday)
Confessions : Friday evenings after the 6.15pm Mass