MOYVANE Knockanure PARISH NEWSLETTER

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 087/6099930 or Presbytery & Office ( 068/49308.

Office Opening Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed.

www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

                           Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat April 30th and Sun May 1st

MOYVANE VIGIL:             Sat      30th      7.30pm          Michael Greaney, Bunagarra & Leitrim M (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun        1st     10.00am          Denis O’Connor, Glin (Anni)

MOYVANE:               Sun        1st     11.00am          Margaret, Oliver & Patrick Carmody, Cuss (Anni)

                                                Weekday Masses: Wednesday 4th to Saturday 8th May

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                           Wed      4th     7.30pm          Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty, Moher (Anni)

Sat        7th      7.30pm        Stasia Nelligan, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

                                                Sun        8th    11.00am         Jerry & Jeremiah McCarthy (Anni)

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Sat       7th      11.00am          First Holy Communion Mass

Sun      8th      10.00am          Nora Kennelly (nee Kelly) & Mary  Rose Kennelly (Anni)

                             PARISH NOTICES:

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Canon Declan O’Connor ( 087/0908949. Emergencies only.

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. All welcome.

YOUR VERY GENEROUS DONATIONS TO COLLECTIONS:  May I thank you most sincerely for your very generous offerings to the many collections you were faced with at Masses last weekend.  The collection for the people of the Ukraine raised €1004.50.  Trócaire €469.31 brining this year’s total contribution to €1,837.59.  Offertory amounted to €1,310.28.  Dues Envelopes €95.  Shrines €355.90.  Very many thanks.  This weekend a SECOND COLLECTION will be taken up for the Education of Priests.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: Our Parish Representative for Safeguarding Children is Mary Kennelly, Moyvane ( 086/0791791.  Please feel free to contact Mary if you or yours have any issues with regards to Safeguarding Children in either of our Churches or indeed in our Diocese.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated in

                                 Knockanure          Saturday  7th May       11.30am

                         Moyvane             Saturday 14th May       11.00am.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  I will be doing my First Friday calls this coming week as follows:  Wednesday 4th starting at 10.30am in Knockanure and Thursday 5th starting at 10.30am in Moyvane.  I hope this will not inconvenience anyone.  Anyone who will not be available on these days please contact the Parish Office on 068/49308 and I will arrange a new time suitable to you.  Thank you.

PRAYERS:  requested for Jack O’Connor, l/o Moyvane South & Dun Laoghaire whose Anniversary occurs at this time.   For Fr. Paddy Sheehan MSC., whose Funeral took place in Dublin last week and for Patrick Whelan, l/o Spain & Athy, whose Funeral took place in Athy this week.  May Jack, Fr. Paddy and Patrick Rest Gently.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Introduction to Focusing Weekend by Fr. Adrian Farrelly O.P. - Fri 13th to Sun 15th May.  This weekend is an introduction to Focusing, which helps us to 'befriend' that which is painful in our lives.  Also we will see the connection between Focusing and Spirituality and how we can be aware of the God's presence, how we can experience the peace in the Lord. Contact: 066/7134276.

                     REAL GIVING……

We are daily challenged to give so many things.  But real giving is the following depicted by the generosity of the late Mother Teresa, whose Mission Statement was:

”Be kind and merciful.  Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.  Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greetings.  In the slums we are the light of God’s kindness to the poor. To children, to all who suffer and

are lonely.  Give always a happy smile – give them not only your care, but also your heart.

THE PROGNOSIS

A young mother who had been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer returned home from the hospital, self-conscious about her physical appearance and loss of hair following radiation.  After sitting down on her favourite kitchen chair, her son appeared quietly in the doorway, studying her curiously.  As his Mum began a rehearsed speech to help him understand what he was seeing, he came forward to snuggle in her lap.  Intently, he laid his head to her chest and just held on.  His Mum was saying, “ And sometime, hopefully soon, please God, I will look the way I used to, and then I’ll be better”.  The young child sat up thoughtfully.  With six year old frankness, he simply responded with a smile.  “Different hair, same old heart”.  His Mum no longer had to wait for ‘sometime, hopefully soon’ to be better.  She was.  It is at moments like this that we can see and experience the touch and presence of the Holy Spirit.  Coming to our last Sunday of Easter and next week we will be celebrating The Ascension of Jesus, He is preparing His disciples to get ready to receive the Holy Spirit.  Congratulations to our 29 children who received the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday last.  May all of us who have received the Holy Spirit be kind, helpful and generous in building up God’s Kingdom.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

ICA: Craft Day on Sat 7th May 11am – 4pm.  Contact Noreen 087/9489613.  Annual fee due now.  Rosary at the Grotto every Tuesday night during the month of May at 8pm.

SENIOR BADMINTON:  Congratulations to three teams, Grades E, F and G from our Moyvane Senior Badminton Club on winning a historic three Munster Titles in UL recently.  It’s the first time any Club has enjoyed such success on the one day and now on Sunday May 8th they will represent their Club, County and Province in the All Ireland Finals in Baldoyle/Terenure.  The very best of luck to them and hopefully they will do themselves justice on the courts.

CHIROPODIST:  In the Marian Hall on Thursday 5th May at 10.30am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

ANAM CARA: Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tues 10th of May from  7:30 to 9pm in Recovery Haven 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee.

STRICTLY COME DANCING: What a fabulous Community celebration.  Well done to one and all.

HEIDI DEEGAN MEMORIAL WALK:  A 6Km walk from Finucane’s/Speedy’s Bar to Carrigafoyle will take place this Sun May 1st at 2pm.  Entry fee:  Adults €10.  Student’s/OAP’s €5.  All proceeds in aid of Irish Cancer Society.  Refreshements in Finucane’s/Speedy’s Bar.  Your support would be very much appreciated.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS: The Irish Cancer Society is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in Tralee General Hospital, Cork University Hospital & The Mercy University Hospital, Cork. We are looking for volunteers to pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home. Driver expenses are paid. Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  On Thurs 5that 9pm Rambling House.   Adm Free. Refreshments Served.  New members welcome.  On Mon 9th Social Day for Active Retired with lunch.   Music by Stevie Donegan. €10.  If attending please phone 49799.  New members most welcome.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND:  We extend a Céad Míle Fάilte to all visitors to our Parish this weekend.  We pray God’s safety and blessings on all of us as we take a break from school, college and work.

                      READING MATERIAL

THE MESSENGER:  The May edition of the Messenger is now available in the office.  It has a free insert of the Sacred Heart Novena, which commences on May 28th and concludes on Friday 3rd June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.    Excellent reading.

POPE FRANCIS’ – THE JOY OF LOVE:  The latest publication from Pope Francis on the Joy of Love has been hailed as inspirational and is most uplifting for all who profess to be followers of Christ.  There is about 6,000 words in it and I am delighted to tell you that copies are now available in the Parish office.

          

                               

                                

____________________________________________________________________St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  30th    8th  May    

Saturday

     30th                  Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Terrace /

Anne Nancy O Sullivan, Killocrim /

Dan Allen, Alahanna, Moyvane & Listowel &

Julia & Michael Keane, Moyvane/

Tommy & Mary McAuliffe, Colbert Street /

Marie O Connor nee Farrell, Ballylongford /

Timothy O’Sullivan Senior, Finuge, Birthday Remembrance /

Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Park       Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

1st                          Robert Purcell, Knockamoohane /

Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown /

Jeremiah & Ellen McCarthy, Toor, Duagh               9.00am

                People of the Parish       11.00am

Mon 2nd              Hannah & Ned O’Neill, Bridge Road &

Tracey & Sue O’Neill & Nora & Jack Foley              10.30am

Tues 3rd               Mary Dalton, Charles Street        10.30am

Wed 4th                                                               Margaret O Sullivan, Finuge & Tralee      10.30am

Thurs  5th                                            Past & Present Benefactors, Members & Volunteers of the Listowel St. Vincent De Paul       10.30am

   Friday 6th         Agnes Mulvihill, Charles Street  10.30am

                Retired, Deceased, Sick & Serving

Members of  An Garda Siochana               6.15pm

Saturday

7th         Michael O Gorman, Clieveragh, Months Mind    10.30am

                 James & Michael Cronin, Listowel &

Annie Freedmon, Uk /

Joe & Edward Scanlon, Bridge Road /

Tom Harnett, Smerla Bridge /

Agnes Mulvihill, Charles Street /

Thomas & John Enright, Dirha East /

Richard Carey, Ballygologue Road             Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

8th         People of the Parish       9.00am

                Jerry & Jeremiah McCarthy, Moyvane /

Eamon Murphy, Behins 11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 1st May

  Fr. Declan O Connor   087-0908949    (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

               

CHURCH NOTICES

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD: will be held this weekend – at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night at 6.15 p.m. and again at the 11.00 a.m. on Sunday. This is a great opportunity for your children to participate at their own level & thanks to the leaders who organise it.

ANNUAL EDUCATION OF PRIESTS COLLECTION will be taken up at all Masses (after Communion) this weekend Saturday 30th April  & Sunday 1st May. This fund provides for the education of a future generation of priests whose ministry will continue to be vital in Diocese of Kerry in the 21st Century. The Diocese currently has five students in formation training for priesthood and a number of deacons also. Thanks for your generosity.

TROCAIRE 2016: Many thanks for your Trocaire Offerings this Lent. Once again your generosity has been fantastic.

15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F. REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND: We are delighted to welcome participation of the above group at our Vigil 6.15p.m. Mass on this Saturday night. We wish all involved in the Military Tattoo weekend every blessing.

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on this Wednesday and Thursday. The Parish Office will make contact as to the time of his arrival.  Anybody new, who wishes a visit may  contact the Parish Office and he will be delighted to call.

CONFESSIONS: on Thurs & Saturday morning after mass.

FIRST FRIDAY MASSES: 10.30 a.m. & 6.15 p.m. The evening mass at 6.15 p.m. is for the Retired, Deceased, Sick & Serving Members of  An Garda Siochana

PARISH LITURGY GROUP will meet on Thursday 5th May at 8.30pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

KILLOCRIM GROTTO ROSARY will take place every Friday at 8pm. for the Month of May – starting next Friday.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:  Have you a little time on your hands – why not visit Me in Adoration Chapel Tuesday and Wednesday between 11am to 8pm you will find peace and rest. Thank you.

O’CONNELL’S AVE. GROTTO  ROSARY will be recited at 6pm each Sunday during the month of May. Everyone welcome

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED: on this Bank Holiday Monday. Usual Office Hours resume on Tuesday morning at 10.00 a.m.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Please note the following:

             First Holy Communion Day: Saturday, May 14th  at the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

             Friars from Limerick will be running their usual  28 hours of Adoration on weekend of May 20th – 22nd

             Corpus Christi Procession from the Church to Ard Churam Centre after Vigil Mass (6.15 p.m. ) on  Saturday 28th May.  More details later

             Parish Mass for Exams: Friday, June 3rd at 6.15 p.m.

             Parish Social for those involved in ministries of the Parish in Listowel Arms Hotel – Friday, June 24th at 8.00 p.m. More details later.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

LISTOWEL MILITARY TATTOO WEEKEND  this Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. During the weekend parking restrictions will be enforced in the Square to facilitate Parade and wreath laying  Ceremony and  Military vehicles  display. We would appreciate anyone parking for Mass  to please remove their cars immediately after Mass on Saturday  April 30th  and Sunday May 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation. On Sunday May 1st there will be traffic delays during the Mock Battles that will take place in the Square between 1pm and 1.30pm and also between 4pm and 4.30. For health and safety please obey the stewards instructions.

TEA MORNING FOR ALZHEIMERS  Friday 6th May in Christy’s The Square, from 10am to 2pm.

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is taking place in Listowel on May 7th 2016 at 4.15am. Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm. @35 Church St Listowel OR Online @ http://dil.pieta.ie/venues/venue-view/darkness-into-light-listowel or Register on the night of the walk.

KERRY BRANCH OF THE KIDNEY ASSOCIATION  wishes to say a sincere thank you to everyone who gave so generously to there annual collection held recently. Amount raised €3,081.00.

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE OPEN DAY 20th May 10am. to 1pm. Full range of courses available at Level 4 to 6. For further info: 068-21023 visit www.northkerrycollege.ie

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S VOLUNTEER DRIVER SERVICE is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in Kerry University Hospital, Tralee, Cork University Hospital & The Mercy University Hospital, Cork. We are looking for volunteers to pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home. Driver expenses are paid. Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie  

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

 

   MOYVANE KNOCKANURE  PARISH NEWSLETTER

                        www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office  068/49308  

                Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  Presbytery 068/49308 or 087/6099930

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat April 23rd and Sun April 24th

KNOCKANURE:                 Sat          23rd        5.00pm                Margaret Flynn, Knockanure (Months Mind)

MOYVANE VIGIL:                                                             7.30pm                Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni)

                                                                                                                                & Dec Members of the Joy Family

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        24th       10.00am               Pάdraig McMahon, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna (Anni)

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        24th       11.00am               Joe Stack, Galebridge (Anni)

                                                                Weekday Masses: Monday 25th to Sunday May 1st

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                                                Mon      25th        7.30pm                Tom McNamara, Cooraclare (6th Anni)

Wed      27th        7.30pm                Gerard McEnery, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

Thurs     28th        7.30pm                Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll & their son Christopher,

                                                                Woodgrove (Anni)

                                                                Fri           29th       11.00am               Confirmation Mass

                                                                Sat          30th        7.30pm                Michael Greaney. Bunagarra & Leitrim M (Anni)

                                                                Sun        1st          11.00am               Margaret, Oliver & Patrick Carmody, Cuss (Anni)

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tues      26th        7.30pm                Parishioners

Sun        1st         10.00am               Denis O’Connor, Glin (Anni)                      

 

   PARISH NOTICES:

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Pádraig Kennelly  087/2931064. Emergencies only.

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. All welcome.

SECOND COLLECTION: next weekend 30th/ 1st is for Education of Priests. This is to help in providing ongoing formation for our Priests in our Diocese.  It gives them an opportunity to do courses, further studies and courses on counselling with a view to helping them improve on how they minister in all our Parishes.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: Our Parish Representative for Safeguarding Children is Mary Kennelly, Moyvane  086/0791791.  Please feel free to contact Mary if you or yours have any issues with regards to Safeguarding Children in either of our Churches or indeed in our Diocese. 

THANKS:  Many thanks to our Parish Liturgy Group for having everything in order for the celebration of Confirmation next Friday in Moyvane at 11am.  All are welcome to this celebration not just merely the families of the children who are being Confirmed. 

PARISH OFFICE: Opening hours Mon & Thurs 10am-12noon and Tues & Fri 10am -1pm.  A nice selection of Confirmation, Communion and various other cards are available for only €1. 

CONFIRMATION: Next Friday (April 29th) is a very special day for our Parish as we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with 29 pupils from our two National Schools.  Knockanure have 16, while Murhur have 13.  It’s the first time in a long time that Moyvane has had a morning Confirmation as Bishop Ray will head to Ballylongford in the afternoon for Confirmation there.  I would like to welcome Bishop Ray and Sec Fr Nicholas to the Parish and I can assure them that all will make them feel welcome and are looking forward so much to the celebration.  The preparation in schools, homes, and in the Parish has been very good.  Many thanks to Julienne and Mary and all the families of the Confirmation children.  Thanks too to the Liturgy Group who help in so many ways.  Blessing to all 29 for Friday next, and please God the weather will be fine and beautiful.

REGISTRATION: is now open for the third annual Evangelism Conference in Maynooth from 8-10 July, 2016.  Please spread the word to all young Catholics you know who may wish to attend this wonderful event of faith and fellowship.  Info on www.evangelium.ie or on Facebook page ‘Evangelium Ireland’. 

WEBSITE: Please note the new upgraded Diocesan website for all Diocesan news and information on www.dioceseofkerry.ie.  To find our Parish newsletter click on Parishes, select Moyvane & Parish newsletter.

IT’S SO HARD TO LOVE…

How difficult it is to love unselfishly “LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU”.  Jesus showed all of us how to love.  To really love is to put the other person first.  It’s simple and frightening at the same time.  How many of us could claim to love like that? A few kind gestures, a commitment or two, and we have a good conscience.  We give a little of ourselves, a few crumbs, and in no time we are so proud of ourselves.  We brim over with self-congratulations. True love like true friendship is more difficult.  It calls for effort, and causes pain.  The effort called for consists in deeds.  It is not enough to say “I love you” or “I care about you” and then do nothing about it.  The deepest pain is when our love is not returned, when we meet with no response.  Then it becomes really hard to go on loving.  Often we flatly refuse to love those whom we consider, for some reason (often a trivial one), unworthy of our love.  It’s not that we hate them.  It’s just that we refuse to accept them into our hearts. It is interesting to note that (according to John) Jesus only started to talk about the new commandment when Judas had left.  And He knew what Judas was about.  But now that he had left He was free to open his heart to the others.  Though His heart was full of love it was also deeply wounded.  And Judas’s act of betrayal left the deepest hurt of all.  When we meet with a lack of response we might take some consolation from the fact that even Jesus failed to touch some hearts – but He never, ever stopped loving them.

CALL FROM POPE FRANCIS –SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND

This weekend Pope Francis has asked all Catholic Churches in Europe to take up a second collection for the people of beleaguered Ukraine.  You don’t need to tell me what an incentive is.  It’s something to arouse enthusiasm or incite to action; a spur if you like.  All of this, of course you know, but did you realize that the word incentive comes from the Latin word ‘incentivus’ which means ‘setting the time?’  It has come all the way down the Centuries from the days when the conquering Romans sang as they marched-their feet aching, their muscles stiff, longing to lie down and rest – but just by singing as they marched along they somehow kept going.  So remember singing helps the work along – whistle while you work.  Pope Francis recently took the incentive to bring smiles and energy to three Families which he brought back to Rome to give them a new beginning in life.   This weekend he is asking us to have the incentive and to be generous to the people of the Ukraine who are living through awful times of war, destruction and displacement.  As this is only a once off collection that is taking place in all Churches all over Europe this weekend you are asked to be extra generous – Incentivus – setting the time – the time is now.  May God’s grace and blessings continue to be with the people of beleaguered Ukraine at this sad time.

NO ONE IS PERFECT

There is so much good in the worst of us, so much bad in the best of us,

that it is hard to tell which one of us ought to reform the rest of us!

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Village clean-up Monday 25th April @ 7.30pm.  With the long stretch in the evenings we encourage Parishioners to join the Development Association Members who will be cleaning up the Village for the Holiday weekend as we will have extra visitors to our area.  Gathering in front of Murhur School at 7.30pm – bags and gloves will be provided.  All are welcome.

MOYVANE GAA:  is hosting its first ever Strictly Come Dancing event on Sunday May 1st.  There are 10 couples taking to the stage with surprise acts on the night. Judges for the event are Aoife Hannon, former Miss Universe Ireland, Johnny Cronin of Johnny Cronin School of Dancing, Johnny Stack, Moyvane GAA Chairman and our newly elected Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae.   Tickets for the event are almost SOLD OUT so we urge people to contact Katie on 087/0568209 for tickets ASAP.  Doors open at 7.30pm and the show begins at 8pm.  The event is strictly over 18s.  Bar exemption and disco after the show.

ICA:  Next meeting on Tuesday 26th at 8pm.  New members most welcome.  Come to the meeting and see!

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE: provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087/9916791 or www.alhomecare.ie

COURSE IN YOUTH PASTORAL MINISTRY: Commencing Wed 28th Sept contact Tomās Kenny 086/3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie or see brochures at the back of both Churches.

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS: will be held on Monday May 9th at 5.30 in the GAA field all welcome help always needed. If any parents are willing to help just approach a committee member on the night.

 

       

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                 

MASSES THIS WEEK  24th    1st May    

 

Saturday

     23rd                  Maire Chute, Feale Drive, 1st Anniversary /

John & Phyllis McMahon, Clieveragh Park /

Christy Stack, Greenville /

Trevor & Joe Joe Chute,  Eileen Keane &

Tony Brennan

                Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

24th                       Angela Moloney, The Square /

Kitty O’Carroll, O’Connell’s Avenue         9.00am

                Kitty Neville, Bedford, Months Mind /

Catherine Mahony, Ballygrennan /

Mike Fitzgerald, Ballinruddery /

Michael &Mollie Kissane /

William Collins /

Joe Mulvihill, Clieveragh &

Moss Gavin, Mountcoal                11.00am

Mon 25th            Bridget O Sullivan, Ennismore     10.30am

Tues 26th            Special Intention              10.30am

Wed 27th                                                            Sinead Halkett, Gurtinard /

Nora Curtin, Chicago late of Ballybunion & Tralee              10.30am

Thurs  28th                                          Hannah & Michael Sheehy, Lyreacrompane /

Johnny Griffin, Ballygologue Park             10.30am

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass –

 Kathleen O’Sullivan, Derry (1st Anniversary)      7.00pm

   Friday 29th       Margaret Sheahan, Glin, Eileen Holly, Tarbert &

Mary O Connor, Duagh  10.30am

Saturday

30th      Bill McGrath & Deceased Family Members, William St.    10.30am

                 Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Terrance /

Anne Nancy O Sullivan, Killocrim /

Dan Allen, Alahanna, Moyvane & Listowel &

Julia & Michael Keane, Moyvane/

Tommy & Mary McAuliffe, Colbert Street /

Marie O Connor nee Farrell, Ballylongford /

Timothy O’Sullivan Senior, Finuge, Birthday Remembrance          Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

1st May                Robert Purcell, Knockamoohane /

Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown /

Jeremiah & Ellen McCarthy, Toor, Duagh               9.00am

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 24th April

  Fr. Kennelly   087-2931064    (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John O Sullivan, Bridge Rd & Moyvane / William McMullan, John Foley & Denny Foley, Tralee / Mary O Connor nee Chute, O’Connell’s Ave. & Thomas Keating, Dirha Cottages / Sean Enright, St. Mary’s Dromerin / Catherine & James Sheehan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna, Listowel.

               

CHURCH NOTICES

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE PEOPLE IN UKRAINE. This weekend throughout the Diocese, Ireland & Europe - there will be a special collection in our parishes to support the people of Ukraine. This is at the express request of Pope Francis to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine to help alleviate the suffering of those

affected by the continuing armed conflict in Ukraine He asks that Catholics participate in this initiative with special generosity. Many Thanks

EUCHARIST ADORATION GROUP will meet on this Monday 25th after the 10.30am. Mass in the Parish Meeting Room. To discuss the up coming 28 hours of Adoration in May. All are welcome to the meeting.

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday next at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The late Kathleen O’Sullivan, Derry Farm will be remembered and prayed for as her first anniversary takes place this week.

 

15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F. REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND: We are delighted to welcome participation of the above groups at our Vigil 6.15p.m. Mass on Saturday night next ( 30th April ) They will be displaying flags in a military style with a bugler playing with our Parish Folk Group on the night. We ask you again if  people would like to put in names of their deceased associated with the above groups they may contact the Parish Office directly or by phone or email by Wednesday next (27th April ) and they will be included in our prayers at the Mass. It is very appropriate that we remember and pray for all our departed friends and comrades during this special weekend celebrations.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN WEB SITE REVAMPED: We bring your attention our Diocesan Web Site at www.dioceseofkerry.ie which has been recently revamped. It contains all Diocesan and Parish News / Policies / Resources / etc.. Also check out our Parish Web Site is at www.listowelparish.com which contains all our parish  activities/ link to Web Cam etc

 

TRÓCAIRE BOXES reminder last week to return Trócaire boxes. 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

LISTOWEL MILITARY TATTOO 1916 CEREMONY. After 11am Mass on this Sunday a ceremony in Honour of the Men and Women of 1916 will take place at the rear of St Johns Art Centre The Square. All welcome.

BINGO FUNDRAISER FOR PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL  on this Sunday afternoon, 24th April  in the School Hall at 3.00p.m. The Jackpot is €1,000.  LISTOWEL MILITARY TATTOO WEEKEND from Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. During the weekend parking restrictions will be enforced in the Square to facilitate Parade and wreath laying  Ceremony and Military vehicles  display. We would appreciate anyone parking for Mass  to please remove their cars immediately after Mass on Saturday  April 30th  and Sunday May 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation On Sunday May 1st there will be traffic delays during the Mock Battles that will take place in the Square between 1pm and 1.30pm and also between 4pm and 4.30. For health and safety please obey the stewards instructions.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Introduction to Focussing Weekend - By Fr. Adrian Farrelly O.P.  Ardfert Retreat Centre -  Friday 13th May to Sunday 15th May, 2016.

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is taking place in Listowel on May 7th 2016 at 4.15am. Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm. @35 Church St Listowel OR Online @ http://dil.pieta.ie/venues/venue-view/darkness-into-light-listowel or Register on the night of the walk.

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

                        www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office ( 068/49308 

                Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( Presbytery 068/49308 or 087/6099930

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat April 16th and Sun April 17th

MOYVANE VIGIL:             Sat      16th      7.30pm          Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun     17th     10.00am          Teddy & Bridget Conway, Knockanure (Anni)

MOYVANE:               Sun      17th     11.00am          John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

                                                       & Dec Members of the Egan & Shanahan Families

                                                Weekday Masses: Wednesday April 20th to Sunday April 24th

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                           Wed    20th      7.30pm          Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan, The Hill (Anni)

                                                Fri       22nd      7.30pm          Mick & Nora Roche, Glin Road (Anni)

                                                                         8.00pm          First Confessions Murhur N.S.

                                                Sat      23rd     7.30pm          Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni)

                                                                                                & Dec Members of the Joy Family

                                                Sun      24th      11am              Joe Stack, Galebridge (Anni)

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Sat      23rd      5.00pm          Margaret Flynn, Knockanure (Months Mind)

Thurs  21st      7.30pm          Laurence & Ellen Collins, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna (Anni)

Sun      24th    10.00am          Pάdraig McMahon, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna (Anni)

                             PARISH NOTICES:

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Padraig Kennelly ( 087/2931064. Emergencies only.

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. All welcome.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: Our Parish Representative for Safeguarding Children is Mary Kennelly, Moyvane ( 086/0791791.  Please feel free to contact Mary if you or yours have any issues with regards to Safeguarding Children in either of our Churches or indeed in our Diocese.

IN HOSPITAL: My urgent trip to Hospital on Sat 9th surprised me and indeed many of you as well.  Thank God things are progressing well.  Everyone in University Hospital Kerry from my first minute there until my discharge were simply fantastic.  It’s a great Hospital so clean, beautifully painted and decorated.  Its medical care second to none.  May God’s blessings be with all in the Tralee Hospital Family who work as such a united team.  Very many thanks to my great friends Fr. Pat McCarthy, Fr. Tom and Fr. Brendan for standing in for me during my time in Hospital.  To all in the Parish for your help, love, prayers, your texts, cards and your prayerful good wishes – very many thanks.  Sickness makes us all vulnerable and invites us to take stock of things.  Health is real wealth, value and enjoy!  Thanks for all your loving kindness during my time in Hospital.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY: To Jim Kelly, Bruach Na Gaile on the death of his brother law Terry Kenny, l/o Castlebar & UK and to Terry’s wife Barbra & Family in the UK.  To Kathleen Galvin, Leitrim East on the death of her cousin Peggy Barrett, Tarbert.  Also to Mai & Tom Mulvihill & Family, Aughrim on the death of Mai’s mother Kitty O’Sullivan, Glin.  May Terry, Peggy & Kitty Rest In Peace.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Meeting took place on Mon evening last – members are as follows:

Fr. Kevin McNamara P.P. The Presbytery                         Michelle Mulvihill   Leitrim Middle                      

Amanda Coulson             Murhur (Chairperson)                 Margaret Horgan   Trien

Mary O’ Flaherty     Gortdromagouna (Secretary)            Jacqueline Stackpoole Aughrim

Noreen Roche         Ahalahana                             Declan O’Connor    Kilmeany

Mary Fitzgerald       Kilmeany                              Liz Brosnan          Coilagurteen            

Eileen Roche           Glin Road                                 P.J. Mulvihill        Aughrim

LAST CALL TRÓCAIRE: Having sent Trócaire €1,348.28 we have since received money last week and some may come in this week.  But next week is the last weekend to return your Trócaire offerings.  We will give you a final total after May 1st.  Thank you for your generous support of Trócaire.

EARTH WEEK: Columban Missionary Fr. Sean McDonagh will speak on “The Prophetic Challenge of Laudato Si’” in St. Brendan’s Parish Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Thurs 21st at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

 

                  CARING DISCIPLINE – BUT FAITHFUL LOVE

Many my age or older will remember that great Waterford singer who made his fame in England, Val Doonigan.  He started life in the humblest of circumstances, the youngest of eight children.  As a boy he was taken suddenly to hospital with scarlet fever.  On one visit his Dad asked him to write down something he would dearly love to have when he came out of hospital.  Val knew that his Dad was too poor to buy anything, but that he was very clever with his hands.  So he asked for a “trolley” or a little cart – one of those little carts made from planks and pram wheels.  When he came out of hospital the first thing he saw on entering the front room was a marvelous “little cart” complete with steering wheel, which his father had made.  But there was a strict condition attached – he must never ride on the pavement where it might be a danger to pedestrians.  One day young Val broke this rule.  When his Dad found out he calmly took the vehicle to pieces and hung the wheels up in the back yard!  And for years Val, God rest him, said how he looked back with huge admiration for his Dad, just as much for his caring discipline as for his generosity and kindness.  In by gone days – this Sunday was known as Good Shephard Sunday.  That loving Shephard invites all of us to a caring discipline, but also is so very generous with His constant protection, love, forgiveness and kindness.  May we allow both His caring discipline and His loving care to be part of our daily lives this coming week and always.

                                     SICKNESS

While in University Hospital Kerry this past week, I came across an article by a great writer called Judy Froshang.  She told her own story.  She was born with what she calls a minor disability- she has no left hand.  Tying her shoes, cutting up her own food and serving tennis are all obstacles that she has proudly overcome with skill and determination.  A Doctor once suggested to her mother that she should try an artificial hand.  She laughs now as she tells of how it dropped off in public.  The man, who was to be her husband picked it up, bowed and said with an engaging smile, “Madame, your glove, I believe!”  Now a mother, Judy has obviously come to terms with life.  In her writings she gives such hope and encouragement to others with disabilities –“warts” as she calls them.  God expects all of us to make something worthwhile of our lives “warts and all”.  People like Judy, who start at an enormous disadvantage, show us how it can be done.  During sickness or anytime in Hospital as a patient one is confronted with many deep questions, fears, uncertainties but above all one is made so acutely aware of all we take for granted.  Over my 35 years in Priesthood, Jesus by His great love and kindness has brought me to Hospital as a patient so many times on time to prevent major illness.   He has also managed to bring me back to the Priesthood He generously called me to start in 1975 and thankfully He has done so yet again.  Once again for the kindness, love, encouragement and fantastic help I have received during my days of sickness very many thanks indeed.   May Jesus continue to bless all of us who have sickness especially in our recovery.  Thank God for all your healing support.

DOING THEIR OWN THING

When I hear people talk today about doing their own thing I think of the famous piano accompanist, Gerald Moore.  When asked why he hadn’t chosen the more glamorous career of solo pianist he replied that the world was full of brilliant soloists, but really hard up for good accompanists.  We all need to practice working in harmony with each other – not just in music but in all that we do.

  BY GOD’S GRACE AND LOVE

I am only one, but I am.  I cannot do everything but I can do something.  What I can do, I ought to do, and what I ought to do, by the grace and love of God I will do.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

PIETA HOUSE-DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  is taking place in Listowel on May 7that 4.15am.  Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm at 35 Church St Listowel.

MOYVANE\KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES 2016: The following events are open to all living in the Parish including address in Kilmorna.  Swimming u8-u16 May  1st –Tralee Sports Complex.  Gaelic u14 girls May 2nd – Crokes & Legions.  Futsal u15 girls May 8th Futsal u15 boys May 15th – Duagh. Gymnastics  May 15th – Tralee Gymnastics Club. Gaelic u10 mixed June 6th - Stacks & Na Gael.  All entries must be booked in online through the community games secretary two weeks prior to the event date anyone interested in managing the teams please contact Brigitte Hogan on 085/1018226 or e-mail brigittehogan9@gmail.com

 

       

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  16th    24th April    

 

Saturday

     16th                  Breda O Connor nee Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave. /

Marion Nolan nee Murphy, Bedford /

John O Connor, Clieveragh Park /

Karen Buckley, Movrneabbey, Mallow /

Dan Browne, Listowel    Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

17th                       Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane    9.00am

                People of the Parish       11.00am

Mon 18th            Patricia Griffin, Feale Drive /

Jeremiah Loughnane, Ballygologue Park /

Frankie Corcoran, Feale Drive     10.30am

Tues 19th            Bridie O Connor, Duagh /

Maura & Michael Cronin, Market Street &

John Madden, Sligo        10.30am

Wed 20th                                                            Martin Corridan, Bedford             10.30am

Thurs  21st                                                          10.30am

   Friday 22nd      Kathleen O Sullivan, Derry, 1st Anniversary          10.30am

Saturday

23rd       John (Sean) Daly, Australia, Recently Deceased 10.30am

                 Maire Chute, Feale Drive, 1st Anniversary /

John & Phyllis McMahon, Clieveragh Park /

Christy Stack, Greenville               Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

24th       Angela Moloney, The Square     9.00am

                Kitty Neville, Bedford, Months Mind /

Catherine Mahony, Ballygrennan /

Mike Fitzgerald, Ballinruddery /

Michael &Mollie Kissane /

William Collins   11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 17th April

  Fr. Lawlor   087-6794112    (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

RECENT DEATHS Michael O Gorman, Clieveragh.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Betty Grist, Dublin / Jim Roche & Dolly Roche nee Lucy, London & O’Connell’s Ave. / Dan Horan & Margaret Enright / Maureen O Connor, Church Street / Kathleen Harnett, Gortnaminch /

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

VOCATIONS SUNDAY: This Sunday is Vocations Sunday when we pray for vocations to the Priesthood and religious life. The theme this year is ‘’The Church, Mother of Vocations’ Pope Francis has issued a pastoral message on www.vocations.ie. Full details for vocations for Kerry Diocese see www.dioceseofkerry.ie Thank You

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Thursday 21st April at 8pm. in the Presbytery.  All members are asked to attend.

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE PEOPLE IN UKRAINE. Pope Francis announced his intention to hold a special collection in all the Catholic parishes of Europe on

Sunday 24th April, (next weekend), to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine.  He asks that Catholics participate in this initiative with special generosity.

CELEBRATING KERRY EARTH WEEK THIS WEEK: Check out full details and brochure from the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee [JPIC], on www.dioceseofkerry.ie to enable us all to join in Earth Week 2016 April 17- 23. This year, in response to Pope Francis’ letter on the environment, Laudato Si - one of the cares Francis asks us to respond to is the loss of biodiversity and this is the chosen theme for Earth Week 2016. Linked in with this is, Fr. Sean McDonagh, Eco Theologian & Columban  who will give a talk entitled “The Prophetic Challenge of Laudato Si’” taking  place in St. Brendan’s Parish Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm.

15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F. REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND: We are delighted to welcome participation of the above group at our Vigil 6.15p.m. Mass on Saturday 30th April. They will be displaying flags and there will be a military display with a bugler playing with our Parish Folk Group on the night. If people would like to put in names of their deceased associated with the above group they may contact the Parish Office directly or by phone or email over the next 10 days and they will be included in our prayers at the Mass. It is very appropriate that we remember and pray for all our departed friends and comrades during this special weekend celebrations. All are welcome!

MUSIC MINISTRY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE A meeting for those interested in developing Music Ministry with Young People took place last week in Killarney.  Many parishes were represented and great ideas were shared. The next meeting will take place on: Thursday, April 28th 2016 at 8:00pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney.  The purpose of the meeting is to explore ways of developing a resource for youth music ministry.  If you would like to attend or know anyone who might be interested, please feel free to invite them along. 

For more information contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CEILI At Clounmacon Community Centre, Friday 22nd April at 9.30pm. Music by Donie Nolan. All welcome.

BINGO FUNDRAISER FOR PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL  on Sunday next, 24th April  in the School Hall at 3.00p.m. The Jackpot is €1,000. All welcome!

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Enneagram – Friday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 24th. Discover the unique person God made you to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you with your spiritual evolution. Learn specific steps you can take to help you function in healthier ways spiritually, mentally and through emotional well-being. Contact 066 7134276. Capacitar: Self-care Day - Saturday, April 30th 2016, from 9.45am to 4.00pm. Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Contact 0878498061.

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is taking place in Listowel on May 7th 2016 at 4.15am. Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm. @35 Church St Listowel OR Online @ http://dil.pieta.ie/venues/venue-view/darkness-into-light-listowel OR Register on the night of the walk.

MUSICIAN REQUIRED FOR ALZHEIMER RESPITE SERVICE Musicians are being sought to play/sing for the Alzheimer Respite Daycare service  at Listowel Family Resource Centre on a Tuesdaymorning between 11am-12 noon. Further details available from Bridie on (068) 23584.

ONE DAY PARENTING COURSE Prepare to be amazed at the difference this will make in your family life! Learning how to communicate effectively with your children will bring about more cooperation from them than all the yelling and pleading in the world!  One day workshop Sunday 24th April; 10am to 3.30pm; Killarney (venue t.b.c); €45.  www.goodbyestress.net.

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

“PATRICK”. THE 1916 STORY of Captain Patrick O’ Connor, Rathmore. A musical drama, written and directed by journalist Aidan O’ Connor. Rathmore Community Centre, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of April @ 8.00pm. Tickets 10 euro. Booking 064 7758588 or 086 0604732.

 

 

        MOYVANE KNOCKANURE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

                        www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office  068/49308  

 

                Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  Presbytery 068/49308 or 087/6099930

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat April 9th and Sun April 10th

 

                                                                MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Mass for the intentions of all Pupils, Parents, Staff,

 

                                                                Sat           9th       7.30pm  Board of Management, Parents Council and all

 

                                                                                                                                associated with Murhur N.S.

 

                                                                (At the request of Anne Prendiville who taught in the School for 33 years)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        10th       10.00am               Jimmy Cunningham, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:         Sun        10th       11.00am               Dan, Bridie, Danny & Veronica Keane, Coilagurteen  

 

                                                                                (Anni)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses: Monday April 11th to Sunday April 17th

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

Mon      11th         7.30pm               Nora King (nee Mulvihill), Leitrim Middle & Chicago

 

                                                                (Rec Dec) Funeral took place in Chicago.

 

Wed      13th         7.30pm               Mai Quinn, Leitrim West (1st Anni)

 

                Sat          16th         7.30pm               Richard Stack. Clounbrane (Anni)

 

                Sun        17th        11.00am              John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

& Dec Members of the Egan & Shanahan Families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Sun        17th        10.00am              Parishioners

 

 

 

                             PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Noel Spring  087/2935969. Emergencies only.

 

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. All welcome.

 

PETER’S PENCE – SECOND COLLECTION: This collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.  This is the Pope’s charity and this year he has asked all to be extra generous as the total amount from this collection (taken up in all Churches in Europe) goes to the Christian Churches in Ukraine, who have endured war and persecution continually over the last number of years.  Please give generously.

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: Our Parish Representative for Safeguarding Children is Mary Kennelly, Moyvane  086/0791791.  Please feel free to contact Mary if you or yours have any issues with regards to Safeguarding Children in either of our Churches or indeed in our Diocese. 

 

THANK YOU:  To the Confirmation Children & Parents who attended the Confirmation Retreat in Ardfert on April 2nd.  It was great to receive such favorable comments from those in the Retreat Centre on how well behaved and how enthusiastically the children partook in the Retreat.   They are a credit to their Families, their Schools and their Parish.  Well done to all who attended. 

 

GOOD RESPONSE: Many thanks to those who came forward in Knockanure willing to get involved in various Ministries.  If there is anyone else willing to do so please contact myself  087/6099930 or the Parish Office  068/49308 before Thursday 14th April.   I do really appreciate your encouragement and support.

 

HOUSE OF MERCY “CALL”:  Pope Francis has proposed that “a hospital, a home for the

 

elderly, for abandoned children, a home for recovery of addicts or some similar structure be established in every Diocese as a living memory of the Year of Mercy”.  Now that’s a nice challenge for our Diocese with many vacant buildings and prime land locations!  

 

EARTH WEEK:  is from April 17th to 23rd.  We plan to mark the week with special celebrations – details next week.  The theme is “Would you like to protect our Earth TODAY for our children’s TOMORROW?”

 

20TH ANNIVERSARY:  Easter 20 years ago a group of Parishioners helped Moyvane Development Association in providing a beautiful Nature Trail through the local Wood.  It is a delightful amenity to have in our area and enhances our Parish in so many ways.  The MDA have marked the occasion with a number of native trees which they planted on Easter Sunday weekend assisted by staff from SSE, Tarbert Power Station.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  We welcome Children in both Churches today as they prepare for Holy Communion.

 

BELIEVE!

 

While John’s Mum had been suffering from chronic heart failure for some time, the family took it for granted that she would be around indefinitely.  When John received the news that she had died, it was a strange sensation.  Nothing mattered except the fact that she was dead.  All the normal reference points disappeared, to be replaced by the central realization that what had been the most important referent – Mum – was now a memory without a physical or geographic location.  It was an unexpected sense of being orphaned, of being cut loose from his moorings at the age of fifty-five, of having lost the one who had always been an absolute.  John felt a profound grief from deep within, not just from behind the eyes as seen in the movies.  Through all of this, John’s experience of faith was different too.  It went beyond feeling “sadder but wiser” to hit at the core of things for John, the question was: “Do I have any faith at all, or is what appears to be my beliefs simply the echo of Mum and Dad’s faith? As long as my parents were alive, faith by proxy was possible. We could afford to jokingly indulge Mum’s all- encompassing faith – she had enough for all of us”, exclaimed John.  But suddenly, John is on his own.  There is a huge void with nothing to fill it but ones own faith.  At the funeral Mass, in one of the readings – St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians - the three things that last are “Faith, Hope and Love and the greatest of these is Love!”  Although the foundations of John’s faith had been shaken, I knew in my heart that John will have the surety of his Mum’s love, beckoning him to believe and to have faith like hers.  I know John believes this too.  Have you made a journey from doubt to faith in your own life?  What makes it hard for you to have faith? Think of who or what helps you to strengthen your convictions.  The disciples these Easter days are moving from doubt to faith, may we do the same!

 

   STRANGER ON THE SHORE

 

Nobody likes to fail.  The Apostles had failed, but the ‘Stranger on the shore’ got them to say, “We caught nothing – we failed”.  If we can say these words in the presence of someone we trust, then suddenly failure loses its power over us.  It is sometimes easier to say them to a sympathetic stranger than a to a friend or family member.  Then the Stranger told them to let down the net once more.  They did this and made a large catch of fish.  This shows that even when Jesus is only a shadowy figure in the margins of our lives, we are still ok if we do what He asks of us. But once Peter recognized the Stranger he wanted to encounter Him, he wanted to be near Him.  There is a world of difference between those who have encountered the Risen Jesus and those who obey a Stranger. The Risen Jesus nourishes those who encounter Him and He gives them a task to do.  He says to them: “Feed my lambs, feed my sheep”.  Still in the beautiful Easter season may all of us be honest and faithful in putting Gospel values into practice.  Let us encourage one another is this privileged task. May our weaknesses not hinder us is being Easter People.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

SUPER 15:  I am not talking about great football or hurling teams but rather about the fifteen Parishioners who responded generously to the call last Monday eve to join in the County wide clean-up appeal.  Close on 45 bags of rubbish were collected and so many outside of this fifteen cleaned in front of their own Residence.  Well done to one and all and especially to the Moyvane Development Association who are always to the forefront to ensure that our Parish looks its radiant best through all Seasons. 

 

ICA CANCER COLLECTION:  raised the large amount of €1,860 from their Daffodil selling & serving tea at Bingo in the Marian Hall.  They wish to thank all who contributed so generously and all who helped.

 

ICA:  Next meeting Tues 12th April @ 7.30pm.  New members most welcome.

 

KERRY 2016 OFFICIAL CEREMONIES: To commemorate the Ring Brothers & Rosalie Rice, Valentia Island on Sunday 17th April, 2016 at 3pm; To commemorate Roger Casement, Banna Thursday 21st April arrival by 11.30am, full State Ceremony commences 12pm – no ticket required.   Everyone welcome.

 

COFFEE MORNING: on the 15th April in Christy’s Bar, Listowel from 10am – 1pm in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.

 

YOUTH 2000 RETREAT KILLARNEY: will be hosting a Catholic Youth Retreat in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney from 15th – 17th April.  Age group 16-35yrs are most welcome at this donation only event.  The weekend will consist of a programme covering Youth Masses, talks, music, games etc.  Residential – so please bring a sleeping bag! For more information  086/3066892 or check out www.youth2000.ie

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL: are holding a Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday, 24th April 2016 in the School Hall at 3.00p.m. The Jackpot is €1,000. All welcome!

 

VOCATION SUNDAY:  We ask your prayers this weekend for vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  10th   – 16th April    

 

 

 

Saturday

 

      9th                   Toddy Sommers, Gurtinard /

 

Michael, Mairead, Mary & Anne Lyons & Deceased Family, Derry /

 

Kevin Senior, Kevin Gegs & Jackie Sheehy /

 

Paddy & Lil Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

Sheila Ryan, Skehenerin /

 

Paddy, Chris & John Gleason & Jo & Jack Twomey, Dromin /

 

Eileen Galvin, Dirha West /

 

Denis O Shea, Bridge Road           Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

10th                                       9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

Mon 11th                            10.30am

 

Tues 12th            Michael Joseph Barrett, Dirha East,

 

 Recently Deceased        10.30am

 

Wed 13th                                                                            10.30am

 

Thurs  14th                                                          10.30am

 

   Friday 15th       Kitty Neville, Bedford, Birthday Remembrance  10.30am

 

Saturday

 

16th       Jimmy, Teresa & Jeremiah Loughnane, Ballygologue Park /

 

John Keane, O’Connell’s Ave.    10.30am

 

                Breda O Connor nee Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Marion Nolan nee Murphy, Bedford /

 

John O Connor, Clieveragh Park /

 

Karen Buckley, Movrneabbey, Mallow   Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

17th       Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane    9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 10th  April

 

  Fr. Noel Spring  087-2935969    (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Cornelius Galvin, Clieveragh.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Nora Carmody, Meen / Bernadette O Sullivan, Cahirdown / Timmy (Junie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. / Dr. Johnny Walsh, The Square / Robert, Josephine & Mary Dore, Charles St.                 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents is taking place this weekend at our Vigil Mass.

 

ANNUAL PETERS PENCE DIOCESAN COLLECTION will be taken up at all Masses (after Communion) this weekend. This Collection is directed toward supporting the ministry of the Pope in his task of uniting the many different strands of the Church and supports the many charitable initiatives promoted by the Holy Father.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will meet in the Parish Meeting  Room on this Monday  at 7.30pm.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: incorporating the parishes of Listowel, Lixnaw, Duagh & Moyvane taking place at the Presbytery, Listowel on Thursday night next, 14th April at 8.00 p.m.

 

CELEBRATING KERRY EARTH WEEK: Check out full details and brochure from the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee [JPIC], on www.dioceseofkerry.ie to enable us all to join in Earth Week 2016 April 17- 23. This year, in response to Pope Francis’ letter on the environment, Laudato Si - one of the cares Francis asks us to respond to is the loss of biodiversity and this is the chosen theme for Earth Week 2016. Linked in with this is, Fr. Sean McDonagh, Eco Theologian & Columban  who will give a talk entitled “The Prophetic Challenge of Laudato Si’” taking  place in St. Brendan’s Parish Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Saturday, 30th April from 9.45am to 4.00pm. Self Care Day:  Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Contact: Betty Garnett at 0872498061 or ref: www.capacitar.org Attached is a copy of Brochure and Workshop Agenda for your information. Year of Mercy: A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday, 13th April at 7.00pm. Enneagram: Friday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 24th. Contact 066 7134276. Capacitar: Saturday, 30th April, 9.45am-4.00pm. Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Contact: Betty Garnett 0872498061. Ref: www.capacitar-ireland.org.

 

RECENT BAPTISMS: We welcome into our Parish Community those recently baptised : Leona Buckley, April Hannon, Chloe O Mahony, Tristan Mahoney O’Gorman, Ellie May Finnerty, Alex Lyons, Holly & Nathan Lukowska, Alex Tronina, Jodie Donnellan, John Ross O’Brien, Evan O Sullivan, Maci Grace Gleeson, Gearóid Somers & Adian Costello. We congratulate their parents and thank our Parish Baptism Teams who have been welcoming them into our Parish Community.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

KERRY 2016 OFFICIAL CEREMONIES: To commemorate the Ring Brothers & Rosalie Rice, Valentia Island Sunday 17th April  at 3pm – everyone welcome; To commemorate Roger Casement, Banna Thursday 21st April arrival by 11.00am, full State Ceremony commences 11.15am – no ticket required. Everybody welcome

 

CYSTIC FIBROSIS We are holding a coffee morning on the 15th April in Christys bar from 10am-1pm. All are welcome.

 

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 12th of April from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH SAGE SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE. Sage needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide QQI accredited training and ongoing support. For more information call 086 183 1428, email michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie or see www.sage.thirdageireland.ie

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: The Parents Plus Teenage Programme will commence shortly at the Centre.  This programme is aimed at parents getting to know and connecting with their teenager, managing conflict, negotiating rules and boundaries etc. The Parents Plus Programmes for parents of 1-6 yr. olds and 6-11 yr. olds will also commence shortly places still available on all programmes. Microsoft Excel. Names are currently being being taken for a short course in Mircosoft Excel to include spreadsheets etc, will commence shortly at the Centre. The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer Carers Support Group will be held at the Centre on Tuesday. April 12 at 12.30pm. New members welcome. A coffee morning to discuss the upcoming Parent Plus Programmes for parents of children 0-6, 6-11, and teenagers will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on on Wednesday 13th April at 10 am. All parents interested in attending a Parents Plus Programme are invited to attend.  Further details from Bridie/Jean.   068-23584.

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

                        www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office  068/49308  

 

                Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  Presbytery 068/49308 or 087/6099930

 

 

 

                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat 2nd April to Sun 3rd April

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat   2nd                7.30pm                Seάn, Aggie, Anthony & Nell Aherne, Moher Cross

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun   3rd               10.00am               Ellen & Vanda Horgan, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun   3rd               11.00am               Joan Furlong, Coilagurteen (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses: Monday 4th April to Sunday 10th April

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon  4th                 7.30pm              Bernard, Bridget & Martin Shield (Anni)

 

                                                                Wed 6th                  7.30pm              Mary Herlihy (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Fri    8th                   7.30pm              Jer & Catherine Mulvihill, Glenalappa East (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & Deceased Family Members

 

                Sat   9th                   7.30pm              Mass for the intentions of all Pupils, their Parents,

 

                                                                                School Staff, Board of Management, Parents Council

 

                                                                                & all associated with Murhur N. S.

 

            Mass requested by Anne Prendiville who taught in the School for 33 years.

 

Sun  10th          11.00am  Dan, Bridie, Danny & Veronica Keane, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Tues   5th                7.30pm              Noreen Broderick (Rec Dec)

 

Thurs 7th                7.30pm              Special Intention

 

Sun  10th              10.00am              Jimmy Cunningham, Kilbaha (Anni)                         

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

MOYVANE SENIOR BADMINTON CLUB:  Our best wishes to Div 2,3,4 &5 mixed league teams which will contest all four Kerry finals next week.  The Div 2 & 4 teams will be in Castleisland on Wed next and the Div 3 & 5 teams play in Ballyheigue on Tues.  Play starts at 8pm both nights and your support will be appreciated.

 

ICA:  A work meeting will be held in The Marian Hall on Wed next at 7pm.  All members are asked to be present as there is quite a workload.  New members are most welcome.  Come and see!!

 

MOYVANE DEVELEOPMENT ASSOCIATION: As part of the Kerry Countywide clean up Moyvane Development are organising a local clean- up of the Village and approaching roads for next Mon eve April 4th at 7.30pm.  Why not come along and help in your own area.  Meet in Village.  Bags etc supplied.  Up the Boro!!!

 

ANAM CARA:  monthly Parent Evening on Tues 12th of April from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT: wish to thank to all who supported their Irish Night in Flynn’s Bar Knockanure.   Special thank you to Gabriel, Eoin and John for providing the music and to all the singers.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House on Thurs 7th at 9 pm. Everyone is welcome.  Music, song and dance.  Admission free. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ann Flavin  086/3090948.

 

Also the Active Retirement Day takes place on Monday 11th at 1 pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan. Price €10. All Welcome.  If attending please ring office on 068 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

FÉILE 2016: the annual under 14 GAA tournament is coming to Kerry this June (24th to 26th).  This is a chance for us to showcase what we share with the greater GAA community.   Contact James Kennelly 

 

087-6411324 if you have a house or room available on the weekend or for further details.   More info later.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS:  will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert this Sun 3rd @ 3pm.  All Welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Year of Mercy: A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 6th at 7pm. Ardfert Local History Lecture Series-Archive video footage from  Ardfert by Steve Baker Thurs 7th 8pm.

 

PILGRIM ICON OF OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP:  Killarney Cathedral on 6th /7th April.

 

Timetable as follows:  Wed 6th April:  6.15pm Mass of Welcome  7-8pm Veneration of Icon  8pm Healing Service  9.30pm Prayer around the Icon.   Thurs 7thApril: 7am Mass  9.15am  Prayer Service for secondary school children  10.30am  Mass  11.15am – 1pm  Sacrament of Reconciliation   1pm  Departure of Icon.

 

PEACE BE WITH YOU!

 

I hadn’t seen my Grandmother for months, and boy, was I feeling guilty!  The crazy thing was that the less I visited, the guiltier I felt…. and the less I felt that I could look her in the eye!  I would postpone my visit yet again.  When I finally went up to the door one day, I braced myself for a well-deserved look of disapproval.  But I had completely misjudged the woman.  As I walked in, she greeted me with sincere warmth.  “Well is it my lovely Kev, hello there!  How lovely to see you!”  Not an ounce of resentment.  Not a drop of “where have you been?”  In that one forgiving gesture I felt peace and gratitude flood through me.  Suddenly I wanted to visit her!  A forgiving attitude what a powerful way to set each other free.  Jesus does this so majestically with doubting Thomas in today’s Gospel.  Please accept it!

 

PRESENCE

 

Not many people knew the man was dying of AIDS.  To most he was simply an enthusiastic newcomer to the Parish, always first to arrive and the last to leave any Parish function.  As he had little family and few friends the Parish fast became his home.  As his disease set in and he lost his mobility and coherence, a number of his fellow Parishioners became a faithful, quiet presence to him.  When he died, two of these Parishioners discovered that they had been named as next of kin.  At the end of his life he had found peace and a since of Community.  This second week of Easter be grateful for those who shared forgiveness with you and who have brought you peace.  Doubting Thomas got forgiveness, peace and warm acceptance from Jesus.  He offers the very same to each of us.

 

DISCOVERING OUR VALUES

 

Shame’s a powerful weapon!  When I worked in Killarney Parish I remember so very well a school girl at the stage door of the INEC asking the singer for his autograph.  “Sorry, not now”, he replied impatiently, “my hands are tired”.  Instead of taking offence, the schoolgirl replied, “my hands are tired too with clapping!”.  She got the autograph and the two parted good friends.  I wish that girl would nudge our Church Leaders here in Ireland to a bit of action with regards Easter Joy, the Catholic Ethos and encouragement for our 158 TD’s to form a stable Government.  In Clare for a few days this past week, with some time to reflect I asked myself what are the top ten challenging guidelines for a society looking to make a difference and to show that it is prepared to be directed by Jesus.  I think we need a society that:

 

1.            Protects and promotes marriage and family

 

2.            Ceases to be obsessed with sex, curbs pornography and puts sexual intimacy back into its proper place in the marriage.

 

3.            Respects human life from conception to its natural end and thus abolishes abortion.

 

4.            Combats racism and welcomes, within due limits, the stranger and asylum-seeker.

 

5.            Bans irresponsible arms sales.

 

6.            Tackles poverty at home and abroad and relieves the burden of unpayable debt.

 

7.            Respects the environment as God’s gift for our use.

 

8.            Is led by women and men of integrity, worthy of respect.

 

9.            Sees the media re-discovering its responsibility for shaping society’s values.

 

10.          Looks beyond the here and now to re-discover spiritual values.

 

Our best way to continue to celebrate Easter is to ensure that the values and ethos that Jesus brought to this world over two thousand years ago are central to human living.  Are they central to my daily living?

 

                                     PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Yours truly  087/6099930.

 

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. All welcome.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  Will be taken up next weekend 9th/10th April in aid of Peter’s Pence.

 

YOUR GENEROSITY:  Thanks so very much for your tremendous generosity last weekend.  The offertory collection was €1,780.15, while to my collection (Dues) you contributed €4,012.  May the Easter Jesus bless, protect and guide you all.   We also banked €935.30 for Trócaire. Very many thanks indeed.

 

VIGIL MASS LISTOWEL:  The new Mass time for the Saturday Vigil Mass in Listowel is 6.15pm starting this Saturday April 2nd.

 

SO PROUD:  I was so very proud and overjoyed as to the prayerful and delightful way that all of you journeyed through Lent and especially Holy Week.  Thank you for your presence and prayerful participation.  Our Churches still radiate Easter Joy – very well done to our Parish Liturgy Group.

 

      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  2nd  – 10th April    

 

 

 

Saturday

 

       2nd                 Mairead O Connor, Market Street, 1st Anniversary

 

Anthony Curtin, Clounmacon /

 

Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Lilian Curtin, Coolaclarig /

 

Henrietta Dillon, Behins                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

3rd                         Ann Dwyer, Sheehan, Ballygrennan /

 

Tom & Jenny Carey, Main Street /

 

Richard & Elizabeth Stokes, Listowel & Mullingar               9.00am

 

                Nora Flaherty nee Carroll & Martin (Sonny) Flaherty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Bebe Fitzsimons nee Flaherty & John Gilbert, London      11.00am

 

Mon 4th               Ted Keane, Slievecahill, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Fr. Tom Daly, Knockane & USA /

 

David Sweeney, O’Connell’s Ave.             10.30am

 

Tues 5th                               10.30am

 

Wed 6th                                                                               10.30am

 

Thursday

 

7th                                                         10.30am

 

   Friday 8th         Tim & Bridie O’Flaherty, Church Street   10.30am

 

Saturday

 

9th         Patrick Dinneen                10.30am

 

                Toddy Sommers, Gurtinard /

 

Michael, Mairead, Mary & Anne Lyons & Deceased Family, Dirha /

 

Kevin Senior, Kevin Gegs & Jackie Sheehy /

 

Paddy & Lil Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

Sheila Ryan, Skehenerin /

 

Paddy, Chris & John Gleason & Jo & Jack Twomey, Dromin /

 

Eileen Galvin, Dirha West             Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

10th                       9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 3rd April

 

  Fr. Kevin McNamara  087-6099930    (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Kitty Neville, Bedford

 

Marie O’Connor (nee Farrell), Ballylongford & London

 

Peggy O Sullivan nee Cronin, late of Coolagown died in Kildare.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John Sheehy, Clounmacon / James Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave. / Richard Cantilon, Duagh /

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: here at St. Mary’s Church on this Sunday afternoon (April 3rd) from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm.  All are most welcome!

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place next weekend 9th April at the Saturday 6.15pm. Vigil Mass.

 

RETURN TRÓCAIRE  OFFERING: Thanks to you who have already returned your Trócaire offering over the Easter period. You may still return your Trocaire Offering at the weekend masses or drop into the Sacristy or Parish Office asap if you have a box number please put on the Trócaire box/envelope. Many Thanks.

 

THANKS FOR MAKING EASTER SO SPECIAL: Many thanks to all who participated and organised all our liturgy ceremonies over the Easter period. It was very special. Thanks to all the various ministries who did an excellent job. Also to the Parish Liturgy Group who organise it all behind the scenes. Come and visit our Sacred Space depicting the Resurrection in front of Our Lady’s Altar at the moment. Well done to all involved.

 

MEETING OF SAFE GUARDING CHILDREN COMMITTEE: in the Presbytery on Thursday night next ( April 7th ) at 8.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.         

 

FR. SHEEHY’S CLASSES IN LISTOWEL last class this Monday evening 4th April in the Parish Meeting Room at 7.30pm. Talk on the Eight commandment about the truth ‘to your own self be true’.

 

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP ICON To mark the 150th Anniversary of Pope Pius IX presenting the Icon of our Lady of Perpetual help to the Redemptorists in 1866, a pilgrimage with the Icon to visit all Cathedrals of Ireland is being organised in the coming weeks.  On March 23rd Pope Francis will bless the Pilgrim Icon in St. Peters Square and from there begins the Pilgrimage around the country. 

 

It will be presented in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on April 6th -7th, beginning with evening mass at 6.15pm, followed by veneration of the Icon, Taize music, an opportunity to write petitions and confessions up to 11.00pm.  There will be 7.00am Mass on April 7th followed again by veneration, Mass then at 10.30am and at 1pm the Icon departs for Cobh Cathedral.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Year of Mercy: A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday, 6th April at 7.00pm.

 

LOUGH DERG JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE SEASON opens on Sunday 1st May with One Day Retreats which continue on 2, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 of May.  Booking is essential.

 

The Three Day Pilgrimage season begins on Wednesday 1st June. You may begin the Pilgrimage on any day between 1st June and 13th August.  Pre-booking is not required for the Three Day Pilgrimage. Contact Lough Derg by telephone 071 9861518, email info@loughderg.org,  www.loughderg.org.

 

 

 

EASTER /  SPRING OFFERINGS: A sincere thanks to all of you who  supported The Annual Spring / Easter Offerings which support our priests over the Easter Masses. If you have not already done so you may still do so by using  the green envelope in your Envelope Box and for those who do not use the envelope system there are loose green envelopes at the back of the church, which you can drop into the Offertory Plate or into Parish Office at any time. Many Thanks

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE on their official opening next Friday 8th April at 2.30pm. Thanks to the community for your support. People always welcome to visit  the Centre.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE NIGHT AT THE DOGS: Come along and support a Dog Night fund raising for the College’s Building Programme taking place on Friday night next April 8th @ 7.30 p.m. at Tralee Greyhound Track. A great night is assured. Thanks.

 

ARUS MHUIRE NURSING HOME are looking for people to help with their Annual street collection on Friday 8th April from 9am. tp 9pm. contact Bernie on 0871486580 or Arus Mhuire on 21470.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS kick off on this Sat April 2nd with the Approach Roads  and follow on from the following Mon. with our own Clean up Week. Volunteers needed to make both these events a success and to keep Listowel an award winning Town again this year! contact. Mary @ 087 6270033

 

CYSTIC FIBROSIS We are holding a coffee morning on the 15th April in Christys bar from 10am-1pm. We are raising funds for cystic Fibrosis.

 

 

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

 

ART CLASSES  on oil painting, starting on the 14th April at 7.30pm in the Shakti wellness center in St Ita's Road in Abbeyfeale, please contact me at 087 1538884.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE An information seminar for parents of children with a disability on a subject of making a will takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. April 20. The keynote speaker at the event will be Sarah Lennon of Inclusion Ireland. Among the topics addressed at the event will include; how to make valid will, social protection payments, disability allowance means tests, how to become a ward of court/legal guardian. information will be provided on legal affairs and trust funds.. The event commences at 11.30am and all are welcome to attend. Vegetable Growing Names are currently being taken for a Fetac Level 3 course on vegetable growing. This course is open to anyone interested in growing their own vegetables. For further details contact Bridie on (068) 23584.

 

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 12th of April from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH SAGE SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE. Sage needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide QQI accredited training and ongoing support. For more information call 086 183 1428, email michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie or see www.sage.thirdageireland.ie

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

July - Knock rededication

 

 

 

National rededication of Knock Basilica this July

 

 

 

A national rededication ceremony has been announced for July 16th following the extensive refurbishment of the Basilica of Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, at Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, Knock, Co Mayo.

 

 

 

The Basilica was officially opened on July 18th, 1976, and has since become one of the most visited landmarks in Ireland, providing shelter to millions of pilgrims to Knock Shrine over its 40 year history. Over the last two years, the Basilica has been completely modernised as part of a major, renewal project at Knock Shrine, called Witness to Hope. One of Europe’s largest single flat pieces of mosaic has also been installed in the Basilica as part of the refurbishement.

 

 

 

Cardinal Séan O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, will perform the official rededication ceremony at 3pm on Saturday, July 16th.Cardinal O’Malley is leading a historic first-ever chartered pilgrimage from Boston to Knock for the rededication ceremony.

 

 

 

Fr Richard Gibbons, PP, Rector of Knock Shrine, said everyone is welcome to the ceremony.

 

 

 

        MOYVANE KNOCKANURE  PARISH NEWSLETTER, 27th March 2016

 

                        www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office ( 068/49308 

 

                Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( Presbytery 068/49308 or 087/6099930

 

 

 

 Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat March 26th and Sun March 27th

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat 26th          9.00pm         EASTER VIGIL

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun 27th         10.00am          EASTER SUN: Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien (Anni)          

 

MOYVANE:                Sun 27th         11.00am          EASTER SUN: Nora & Danny Walsh, Moher (Anni)                                                 Weekday Masses: Monday March 28th to Sunday April 3rd

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

Mon 28th          7.30pm         Francis & Bridget Thornton & their sons Mike, Myles                                                  & Francis, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Thurs 31st       7.30pm         Special Intention, The McNamara Family, UK.  

 

Fri       1st         8.00pm         Mary Cronin, Essex, l/o Mail Road Cross, Months Mind                              

 

       Sat      2nd         7.30pm         Seάn, Aggie, Anthony & Nell Aherne, Moher Cross

 

            Sun      3rd        11.00am         Joan Furlong, Coilagurteen (Rec Dec)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Sun      3rd        10.00am        Ellen & Vanda Horgan, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                             PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Mossie Brick ( 087/9473317. Emergencies only.

 

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. All welcome.

 

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION: A second collection will be taken up this Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday for the Priest’s Dues.  Offerings may be placed in your green envelopes for 27th March or in the Easter Dues envelopes provided at the back of the Church.  Thank you for your generous support.

 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT DAY:  Sat next April 2nd our 29 Candidates will make their way to Ardfert Retreat Centre for their Confirmation Retreat, commencing at 9.30am – 12.30pm.  We remind parents to be at the center no later than 9.15am.  We wish all taking part a great day as they prepare for Confirmation.

 

TROCAIRE BOX:  Did you remember to return your Trócaire Box/Envelope on Holy Thursday?  You still have time to bring them to next weekend’s Mass or drop them into the Parish Office.

 

EASTER GARDEN:  Come and visit our Easter Garden in Moyvane Church.  While there you can take time to see the Greetings from our Emigrants away from home who have sent Easter Greeting to family and friends.

 

HEARTFELT THANKS: I wish each and every one of you a very Happy and Grace-filled Easter.  Your presence both in Knockanure and in Moyvane Churches and all the kind and loving ways in which you journeyed with me during Lent and is deeply appreciated.  Thank you.  I would like to offer a special word of thanks to all in both Churches who helped make Lent, Holy Week and Easter so meaningful and special, especially our Parish Liturgy Group.  Many thanks to Ministers of the Word and Holy Eucharist, Altar Servers, all in our Music Ministry, Collectors, Counters, Church Cleaners, those who do the Church flowers and help in any way. Also those who maintain the grounds around both Churches and the Presbytery and all who help in the Parish Office.  I am very grateful to the PPC and the Finance Committee for the very generous help and support.  And finally, to each and every one of you for all you do with and for our Parish, a Happy Easter to you all.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Seminar for parents of children with disabilities on the subject of making a will takes place on Wed 20th April @ 11.30am.  Info on all courses from stack.stephen@gmail.com

 

            TOUCHED BY EASTER

 

A beautiful story tells how a Priest found the crown of thorns which Jesus wore and placed it in the Altar in his Church on Good Friday.  On Easter morning, the Priest went to the Church to remove the relic which he now felt was out of keeping with the joy of Easter Day.  However, when he opened the door the whole place was filled with a wonderful perfume.  The early morning sunlight, streaming through an eastern window, fell on the Altar where it laid, not the crown of thorns, but a crown of blooms.  The thorns had blossomed over-night into flowers, rare, sweet and lovely.  Remember you and I can be touched by Easter too.  Well done to one and all who made Lent and Holy Week so very special in our Parish.  Thank you for sharing your faith so majestically, Alleluia.

 

   EASTER WOMEN

 

If one takes some time to read the Easter Gospels, a very interesting fact emerges.  At first sight the impression is one of variety to the point of confusion.  Appearances in Galilee and in Jerusalem, on the road to Emmaus and in the Upper Room, outside the Holy Sepulcher and by the Sea of Galilee.  Each evangelist seems anxious to give his own interpretation of Christ’s Resurrection.  But there is a point on which Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all agree, the first to learn the glad news that Jesus is Risen are WOMEN.  If we ask ourselves how and why they came to be there at Jesus’ grave early on the first Easter Sunday morning, the answer is BECAUSE THEY WERE THERE ON CALVARY; THE PREVIOUS GOOD FRIDAY AFERNOON THEY SAY HIM CRUCIFIED; They saw Him die and they saw Him buried.  The Apostles fled, but they did not.  Faithful beyond death, they came that morning to anoint and embalm His Body in the tomb, only to find it empty and Jesus Risen.  We are told little more about these women.  Matthew says that they had followed Jesus from Galilee and looked after Him.  Mark tells us that besides the women He names, who used to follow Him and look after Him when He was in Galilee…there were many other women who had come up to Jerusalem with Him. Luke mentions these women earlier in his Gospel, “certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments; Mary, surnamed the Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out;  Joanna the wife of Herod’s steward, Chuza; Susanna and several others provide for Him out of their own resources”.  We know of Martha, Mary and Lazarus and their home at Bethany, just the other side of the Mount of Olives where Jesus was always made most welcome. But the women that followed Him from Galilee and looked after Him are not part of the picture we have of Jesus and His Disciples, because they are not mentioned.  But our “Parish Newsletter” does not forget them this Easter Sunday.  They were His Disciples, just as much as the men and, as it turned out, they were the faithful ones.  Thank God for Easter women and we are richly blessed to have so many such women in our Parish.

 

                                  A RESURRECTION TREE

 

Some years ago, a young woman planted a shrub in her lawn beside some sheds.  It was covered with lovely red berries and was of the weeping variety.  In December 1993 during a very bad storm the sheds were destroyed by lighting.  The shrub was buried under a mountain of galvanized and twisted timber.  The family was devastated by the loss and destruction.  It took months to even clean away the debris, but one day in the Spring the man was coming to the end of the cleaning up.  When he lifted up the final sheets from the ground there was the little shrub lying flat on the ground.  When the weight came off it, the tree sprang up again.  Its name doesn’t matter, for there it became a resurrection tree.

 

                          EASTER IS ALL ABOUT ENCOURAGEMENT

 

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the famous 19th Century poet and artist, was once approached by an elderly man.  The old man had some sketches and drawings that he wanted Rossetti to look at and tell him if they were any good.  Rossetti looked over them very carefully.  After the first few he knew that they were worthless, showing not the least sign of artistic talent.  But Rossetti was kind and told the elderly man as gently as possible that the paintings were without much value and showed little talent.  He was sorry but he could not lie to the old man.  The visitor was disappointed, but seemed to except Rossetti’s judgement.  He then apologized for taking up Rossetti’s time, but would he just look at a few more drawings – those done by a young art student?  Rossetti looked over the second batch of sketches and immediately became enthusiastic over the talent revealed.  “These”, he said, “Oh, these are really good.  This young student has great talent.  He should be given every help and encouragement in his career as an artist.  He has a great future if he will work hard and stick to it”.  Rossetti could see that the old man was deeply moved.  “Who is this fine young artist?” he asked.  “Your son?”.  “No”, said the old man with tears in his eyes, “it is me forty years ago.  If only I had heard your praise then!  For you see, I got discouraged and gave up – too soon”.  Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus is a wonderful time of encouragement.  Jesus is forever encouraging us.  My prayers for all of us this Easter Sunday is that we all will experience that personal encouragement for our Risen Jesus, new life, new joy, new peace, new beginnings to your this glorious Easter time.  Alleluia!

 

                              REFLECTION OF THE 1916 EASTER RISING

 

Mindful of today’s nationwide commemoration of 1916 Easter Rising we take a moment to pray.  We remember all who took part and all who died or were injured or imprisoned and their families.  May they Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  27th – 3rd April   

 

 

 

Saturday

 

       26th                Martin Hickey, O’Connell’s Ave  died in New York, Recently Deceased /

 

Mons. Tim Harnett, Smerla Bridge & San Diego, Months Mind & Kitty Harnett, Smerla Bridge /  Bridget & Dan O Connor, Moyvane / Moll Doyle, Coolnaleen / Deceased Members of the Corridan, Fitzgerald & Moriarty Families /

 

Paul Kirby, Charles St.    8pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

27th                       Gee Dore, Charles St. /

 

Mary Dowling, Woodford Lodge               9.00am

 

                Liam & Frances Woulfe, Horseshoe Bar  11.00am

 

Mon 28th            Deceased Members of the Old IRA          10.30am

 

Tues 29th            People of the Parish       10.30am

 

Wed 30th                                                            Nora Dwyer, Shrone East             10.30am

 

Thursday

 

31st                                        Mary (Mai) Slowey, Listowel & London  10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass          7.00pm

 

Friday

 

1st April                                10.30am

 

                Noreen Stack, Listowel & Ballybunion     7.00pm

 

Saturday

 

2nd                        10.30am

 

                Mairead O Connor, Market Street, 1st Anniversary

 

Anthony Curtin, Clounmacon /

 

Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tec.            Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

3rd         Ann Dwyer, Sheehan, Ballygrennan        9.00am

 

                Nora Flaherty nee Carroll & Martin (Sonny) Flaherty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Bebe Fitzsimons nee Flaherty & John Gilbert, London      11.00am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 27th  March  Fr. Maurice Brick 087-9473317   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS

 

Margaret Lynch nee Scanlon, late of Market St. died in Dublin.

 

Brendan Dunne, London, late of Lyreacrompane & London. Funeral in London. 

 

Pat Joe Barry, Kent, & late of Derry. Funeral in England.

 

Martin (Matty) Hegarty, late of Ballyduhig died in Cork.

 

Maurice O Connor, died in UK, son of Paddy O Connor, of Dromin Lower.

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

This Easter morning we celebrate the central mystery of our faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He suffered on the cross and died for us, but now he has risen. ALLEULIA!

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Brian Holland, The Writings / Catherine & Mary O Sullivan, Gortnaminch /Eileen Relihan, Bedford. / Bridie & Pat O’Driscoll, Ballygologue Park & Tanavalla / Molly Lynch, Killocrim / Sean Doyle, Tanavalla & London, 1st Anniversary / Daniel O Connor, Ballygologue Road / Reg, Rose & Maureen Cole, London & Cumbria / Hannah Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec. / Stuart, Damien, Justin & Nuala Brison – Stack, The Arcade, William St.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

EASTER /  SPRING OFFERINGS: The Annual Spring / Easter Offerings which support our priests are due now. It is the green envelope in your Envelope Box and for those who do not use the envelope system there are loose green envelopes at the back of the church. In order to facilitate this collection it is now Diocesan Policy to have the Spring / Easter offerings  collected in the special collection after Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil on this Saturday night and at the Easter Sunday morning masses or drop into the Parish Office anytime. Many Thanks

 

 

 

RETURN TRÓCAIRE  OFFERING: We thank those of you who have already returned your Trocaire Offerings over the Easter Triduum. Should anybody have any outstanding Trócaire Offering please drop  the special box in the church or Parish Office asap. Trócaire is where we as a Parish / Diocese support the most disadvantaged and marginalised of the world. Many Thanks.

 

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday next at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: here at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday next, April 3rd, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm.  All are most welcome!

 

FR. SHEEHY’S CLASSES IN LISTOWEL Takes place this Monday evening 28th March in the Parish Meeting Room at 7.30pm. Talk on Morality and ethics.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Clocks go forward one hour

 

                                       on this Saturday night.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH OFFICE Will be closed for Easter on this Monday & Tuesday.  Normal office hours resumes on Wednesday morning, March  30th  at 10.00am.

 

 

 

CHANGE OF TIME OF

 

OUR VIGIL MASS AS FROM NEXT WEEKEND

 

As explained before, our Area Parish Pastoral Council had to decide that we needed to synchronise our mass times within Listowel Pastoral Area allowing the reduced number of priests to cover for each other in the event or holiday or sickness and also providing a greater choice of mass times.  So we as from next weekend, we are starting with the Vigil Masses on  Saturday next April 2nd  the Vigil mass times on Saturday night for our Pastoral Area are:

 

St. Mary’s Church, Listowel  -  6.15 p.m.

 

Duagh, 7.30 p.m. Lixnaw 7.30 p.m. & Moyvane 7.30 p.m.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LARTIGUE MONORAIL SPECIAL EASTER WEEKEND OPERATION The Lartigue Monorail and Museum will operate on this Easter Saturday and Sunday (March 26th and 27th) from 2pm to 4pm. (From May 1st throughout the Summer the Lartigue will operate every afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm.)

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Saint John of God is happy to announce the opening of a Day Service in Listowel which will provide services to  men and women of Listowel and the surrounding area who need support with intellectual disabilities. They are seeking volunteers at this time to support local men and women to participate in the local community. Further info Contact: 087 6796047 or email cait.oleary@sjog.ie for application form.

 

VINCENT DE PAUL LISTOWEL would like to thank most sincerely all the people of Listowel Duagh/ and Lisselton for their very generous donations to our annual collection before Christmas. We would not exist with you. Thank you.

 

THE COUNTRY BOY by John Murphy, Performed by Lartigue Theatre Co. at St. John’s Thursday March 31st to Tuesday April 5th.

 

DAFFODIAL DAY Thanks to all who supported and volunteered in  Ballybunion, Ballyduff, Causeway, Listowel, Moyvane.  Together the total amount raised was  €22,515

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND Archbishop Eamon Martin will lead a Christian solidarity pilgrimage to the Holy Land from September 9-17, 2016, on a direct flight from Dublin. It will be an opportunity to visit holy sites and walk in the footsteps of Jesus in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee and Jerusalem. €1,495 (approximately £1,168) per person sharing. Details and itinerary on www.maptravel.ie or call  01 878 3111.

 

Wishing you all a Happy & Holy Easter!

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

 

PEACE CONCERT IN KNOCK BASILICA Mayo International Choral Festival is hosting a Peace Concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, in the beautiful surrounds of the fully refurbished Knock Basilica on Saturday, May 14th.   This Peace Concert will commemorate the 1916 Rising and World War One. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be conducted by David Brophy. The orchestra will perform with a 120 member choir and soloists Anne Marie Gibbons and Owen Gilhooly. For information and tickets, visit www.mayochoral.com.

 

 

 

MOYVANE KNOCKANURE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

                        www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office  068/49308  

 

                Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  Presbytery 068/49308 or 087/6099930

 

HOLY WEEK EXTRA: Moyvane Mon. 21st at 7.30pm, Reconciliation Service. Tuesday 22nd at 10am Stations of the Cross. Wed. 23rd 7.30am Lenten Mass. Knockanure, Tuesday 22nd at 7.30pm Reconciliation Service. Wed. 23rd at 10am Stations of the Cross.

 

 

 

                       Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat March 19th and Sun March 20th

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          19th       7.15pm      HOLY WEEK – PALM SUNDAY

 

Assembling in the car park for the Blessing of Palm and the official prayers and readings to begin our Holy Week.  After this short ceremony we will go in procession to the Church with Blessed Palm Crosses and begin our Vigil Mass.               

 

 7.30pm                Noreen Scanlon, Inchamore (1st Anni) & husband John

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        20th       10.00am               Jack & Betty Goulding, Kealod (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        20th       11.00am               Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Weekday Masses: Monday March 21st to Sunday March 27th                                    

 

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

Wed      23rd       7.30pm                SPY WED:  Mass for the Holy Souls          

 

                                                       Thurs   24th  8.00pm                HOLY THURSDAY:  Liturgy of the Last Supper

 

                                                                Fri           25th        3.00pm                GOOD FRIDAY:  The Passion of the Lord

 

                                                                Sat          26th        9.00pm                EASTER VIGIL

 

                                                                Sun        27th       11.00am               EASTER SUN:  Nora & Danny Walsh, Moher (Anni)                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Mon      21st          7.30pm               Joan Furlong, Coilagurteen (Months Mind)

 

Thurs  24th            7.00pm               HOLY THURSDAY:  Liturgy of the Last Supper

 

Fri           25th         7.00pm               GOOD FRIDAY:  The Passion of the Lord

 

                                                                Sun        27th       10.00am               EASTER SUN: Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien (Anni)

 

                             PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Canon Declan O’Connor  087/0908949. Emergencies only.

 

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. All welcome.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Last weekend your contributions amounted to €1,337.84.   St. Patrick’s Day offertory amounted to €537.03.  Very many thanks.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: A second collection will be taken up on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday for the Priest’s Dues.  Offerings may be placed in your green envelopes for 27th March or in the Easter Dues envelopes provided at the back of the Church.  Thank you for your generous support. 

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY: To Ann & Jerry Woods and Family, on the sudden death of Ann’s mother Margaret, l/o Flynn’s Bar, Knockanure, whose funeral took place on Tuesday.  May Margaret Rest In Peace.

 

THANK YOU:  The organizers of the Parish Retreat to Ardfert wish to express their thanks to

 

Fr. Kevin for joining them on their Retreat and for sponsoring the bus.  Thanks to all who joined us for a very spiritual evening. 

 

EASTER MESSAGES: We would like to invite those living away from home to send an Easter message to their families or loved ones here in the Parish.  These messages will be displayed in Moyvane Church over the Easter period.  You can post your message on Moyvane Village Facebook or e-mail moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie 

 

PARISH OFFICE:  will be closed Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Tuesday.

 

TROCAIRE BOXES: Please return on Holy Thurs & Good Fri.  Leave in boxes provided. Thank you.

 

HOLY WEEK TIMETABLES: are available at the back of both Churches, please take one with you.         

 

SOMEONE HAS DROPPED A RAINBOW!

 

The Presbytery gate is a great gathering point for fresh Thursday fish.  Some weeks ago a young granny with her granddaughter were getting their fish.  Granny was having a chat with a few of us.  Standing near a puddle into which some oil had been spilled, making a series of lovely colours the little grandchild exclaimed, “Oh, look, somebody has dropped a rainbow!”  I couldn’t help but thinking how much better a place our country and world would be if more of us saw a discarded “rainbow” among the ordinary happenings of life.  Holy Week invites us to have sensitive eyes.  Blessing on all of us as we begin Holy Week.  May we all contribute to making it Holy.

 

THIS IS HOLY WEEK

 

This Sunday marks the beginning of the most sacred week of the week of the year for all Christendom – Holy Week.  We may know the facts of the story; the trial and the suffering of Jesus, but it doesn’t mean we know the heart of the story.  Part of the problem may be that we know the account too well and it remains simply a pious story from the past.  This week we can bring it alive and make it mean something.  No matter how we may have spent these past five weeks, we can still make this last week truly special.  Pray, read the scriptures and ask to know the story not only in your head, but in your heart too.  With school holidays, coupled with Easter holidays, we might get caught up in the day to day concerns that we could forget about Jesus.  Loving Lord, none of us want this Holy Week to pass by.  Help us with your prompting and nudges to spend time in prayer and quiet reflection.  Lord may our Holy Week be a blessing in your sight. 

 

QUESTIONS???

 

Maggie Murphy would always explain the Catholic Faith to her children especially on big Feasts.  After one Easter story concerning Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey, the crucifixion, entombment and resurrection, little Patrick asked, “Mum, we know what happened to Jesus, but what happened to the donkey?”  In having many questions, we are making the story of Holy Week real.   A grace filled Holy Week to you all.

 

THINKING OF JESUS

 

Whenever I think of Jesus, what leaps to my mind is Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, drinking the cup of loneliness, His soul torn with sorrow at His impending death.  And He looks about Him for His disciples, seeking a little warmth and human closeness, and there they are - sleeping.  All these good people with whom He had shared His thoughts.  Now in this moment of unbearable agony in which He is so openly and wholly human, He turns to these companions, hoping to find comfort and support in any word or gesture on their part, but they are not with Him.  They are sleeping.  This dreadful moment, I know not how, was impressed on my memory in my early youth and if I think of Jesus, always and unfailingly, the memory of this moment arises in my mind.  Herman Hess.

 

EASTER LITURGIES ON RTE TELEVISION: Easter Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection will be celebrated from St. Mary’s of the Angels, Dublin on RTE 1 Television @ 11pm.  Then on Easter Sunday, Eurovision Mass is from the same Church on RTE 2 Television @ 10am in the morning.

 

REMINDER:  Those who have ordered Parish Link Radios can collect them from the Parish Office – open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning this week – Holy Week.  Nice selection of cards available.

 

GREAT REACTION TO THE SHAMROCK!  When I announced that I was getting Shamrock, many thought that I would be bringing down heather or that we would be rolling in clover, but ye were all surprised and delighted that it was real Shamrock!!  The Shamrock that Patrick used in his Homilies to bring the message of Christ to fruition.  My sincere thanks to the Liturgy Groups in both Churches for having nice Sacred Spaces on display to honour our National Saint.

 

CENSUS 2016:  The Census of Population 2016 is happening on April 24th. Census forms are being delivered to homes in all areas between March 23rd and April 23rd by Census Enumerators. All Enumerators carry Photo ID and wear Hi-Viz jackets – a very important security check. An accurate census is in everyone’s interests. It provides the knowledge so that public resources can be shared evenly across the country and to ensure that services at local level are relevant to all the people who live there. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

HOLY WEEK CONFESSIONS FOR LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA: This Monday night 21st March starting at 8.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. The priests of the Pastoral Area will be present.

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  19th     – 27th MARCH     

 

Saturday

 

       19th                Kitty Broderick, Gortcreen, 1st Anniversary /

 

Angela O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave, 1st Anniversary / Fr. Gearóid O Donnchada, Birthday Rem. / Margaret (Peggy) Dore, O’Connell’s Ave & Lartigue Village /  Michael O Mahony & Deceased Family, Woodford / Helen Nagle nee O Connor & Deceased Family, Bolton’s Cross / Tom Skeffington, England / John & Nora O Donoghue & Catherine Moore nee O Donoghue, Ballygologue Pk. / Thomas, Joe, Margaret, Michael & Rita Moloney, Grogeen & America / Paddy & Jane  Barry & Deceased Family, Dirha / Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

John Enright, Feale Drive              7pm

 

Vigil

 

Palm

 

Sunday

 

20th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Bridie Collins, Hawthorn Drive, 1st Anniversary /

 

Paddy & Eileen McElligott & Jack & Nora McElligott, Coolaclarig   11.00am

 

Mon 21st                             10.30am

 

                Holy Week Confessions 8.00pm

 

Tues 22nd           Monica Corridan nee chute, Charles St. /

 

Private Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 23rd                                                            Joe Hannon, Charles St.                10.30am

 

Holy

 

Thursday

 

 24th                                      Morning Prayer – No Morning Mass        10.30am

 

                Mass of the Last Supper               8.00pm

 

Good

 

Friday

 

25th       Morning Prayer – No Morning Mass        10.30am

 

                Passion of Our Lord         3.00am

 

                Stations of the Cross                      8.00pm

 

Easter Saturday

 

26th       Morning Prayer – No Morning Mass        10.30am

 

                 Martin Hickey, O’Connell’s Ave  died in New York, Recently Deceased /

 

Mons. Tim Harnett, Smerla Bridge & San Diego, Months Mind /  Bridget & Dan O Connor, Moyvane / Moll Doyle, Coolnaleen         Vigil 8.00pm

 

 Sunday

 

27th       Gee Dore, Charles St. /

 

Mary Dowling, Woodford Lodge               9.00am

 

                 Liam & Frances Woulfe, Horseshoe Bar                 11.00am

 

 

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 20th  March  Fr. Declan O Connor,, 0870908949   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Pat Lynch, Bedford, late of Shanaway Tarbert.

 

Martin Hickey, O’Connell’s Ave., died in New York.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Patrick & Michael O’Shaughnessy, William St. / Danny McCarthy & Joan Sheehy, Duagh & Lyre / Mairead Lyons, Dirha / David Bunyan, Convent St. /

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PALM  (PASSION) SUNDAY: Our thanks to John Doyle for providing Palms for our  masses this weekend. Much appreciated.

 

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES: Our Parish Liturgy Group invite you to join us for our Holy Week Ceremonies taking place here  during the week. Full Programme at the other side of this page.

 

ALTAR SERVERS: We invite all our Altar Servers to join us for the Holy Week Ceremonies. Thanks.

 

EASTER  / HOLY WEEK CONFESSIONS FOR  LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA: will take place on this Monday,  March 21st at 8.00pm. There will be a number of priests present from the Pastoral Area.  We invite you all to avail of the opportunity to do your Easter duty on this night.

 

THE CHRISM MASS will take place on Tuesday evening March 22nd at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory. Everyone is welcome.

 

RETURN TRÓCAIRE  OFFERING: We ask you to return your Trócaire Offering to the special box in the church or Parish Office during Holy Week. Trócaire is where we as a Parish / Diocese support the most disadvantaged and marginalised of the world. We thank those of you who have already handed in your offering.

 

 SPECIAL HOLY WEEK BOOKLETS will be available at the back of the church on Holy Thursday. We ask you to buy these booklets for just €1.00 which you can place in the slot alongside the booklets and keep the booklet for the three days of the Easter ceremonies.

 

 

 

EASTER /  SPRING OFFERINGS: The Annual Spring / Easter Offerings which support our priests are due next Sunday (Easter Sunday). It is the green envelope in your Envelope Box and for those who do not use the envelope system there are loose green envelopes at the back of the church. It is Diocesan Policy now to have the Spring / Easter offerings  collected in the special collection after Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night next and at the Easter Sunday morning masses or drop into the Parish Office anytime. Many Thanks

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME: for our First Holy Communion children and their parents is taking place Holy Thursday night  24th March  at 8pm. Mass of the Last Supper.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LARTIGUE MONORAIL SPECIAL EASTER WEEKEND OPERATION The Lartigue Monorail and Museum will operate on Easter Saturday and Sunday (March 26th and 27th) from 2pm to 4pm. (From May 1st throughout the Summer the Lartigue will operate every afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm.)

 

IRISH BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd March from 5pm. to 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS GROUP With the very important subject of our Biodiversity in mind, Listowel Tidy Towns Group are spearheading a series of three sessions on 'Planting for Pollination' This initiative is funded by The Kerry Education & Training Board Community Education Programme and will be delivered by Niamh Ni Dhull of Natural Kitchen Gardens & Gurtbrack Organic Gardens initiatives. The first session will take place on Thursday March 24th @ 7pm in St Patricks Hall. The following sessions will be of a more practical nature.  Anyone with an interest in planting for pollination is very welcome to attend.

 

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY ~ 'INDOOR & OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES - Part Of Our Irish Tradition.' ~ Facilitated by Fr. Michael Rodgers, Glendalough ~ Fri. April 8th to Sunday April 10th. Please contact Ardfert retreat Centre 066 7134276

 

CENSUS 2016 The Census of Population 2016 is happening on April 24th. Census forms are being delivered to homes in all areas between March 23rd and April 23rd by Census Enumerators. All Enumerators carry Photo ID and wear Hi-Viz jackets – a very important security check. An accurate census is in everyone’s interests. It provides the knowledge so that public resources can be shared evenly across the country and to ensure that services at local level are relevant to all the people who live there. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

 

 

TWO WEEKS TO GO FOR CHANGE OT TIME

 

OF OUR VIGIL MASS

 

This Saturday is our last Saturday evening with our Vigil Mass at 7.00 p.m. Next Saturday our Easter Vigil takes place at 8.00 p.m. and the following Saturday evening ( April 2nd ) our Vigil Mass will take place at the earlier time of 6.15 p.m. Please note in your Diary

 

 

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

PEACE CONCERT IN KNOCK BASILICA Mayo International Choral Festival is hosting a Peace Concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, in the beautiful surrounds of the fully refurbished Knock Basilica on Saturday, May 14th.  

 

This Peace Concert will commemorate the 1916 Rising and World War One. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be conducted by David Brophy. The orchestra will perform with a 120 member choir and soloists Anne Marie Gibbons and Owen Gilhooly. For information and tickets, visit www.mayochoral.com.

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE KNOCKANURE  PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office ( 068/49308 

 

                               Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 087/6099930

 

                        PLEASE NOTE: FIFTH WEEK OF LENT: Extra Mass

 

MOYVANE; Tues 15th  at 6.00pm    Stations with Communion. Wed 16th  at 7.30am Lenten Mass

 

Knockanure, Fri 18th at 7.30am, Lenten Mass.

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat March 12th and Sun March 13th

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      12th      7.30pm          Maureen Kinane, Aughrim (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      13th     10.00am          Chris Moloney, Swindon, Wiltshire (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                Sun      13th     11.00am          Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke (Anni)

 

Weekday Masses: Monday March 14th to Sunday March 20th                                   

 

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                      Mon     14th     7.30pm           Mary & Joseph O’Connell, Listowel Road (Anni)

 

                                                                                                & Dec members of the O’Connell & O’Driscoll Families

 

                                                                                                          VIGIL FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY:

 

                                                       MOYVANE:       7.30pm         Our Emigrants

 

                                                                   ST. PATRICK’S DAY:

 

                                                       KNOCKANURE:  10.00am  Kitty & Mossie Flaherty

 

Glenalappa (Anni)                MOYVANE:      11.00am   Deceased Clergy who

 

have Ministered in our Parish from its day of origin to now.

 

  Fri    18th       7.30pm         James Beaton, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

 Sat 19th   7.15pm      HOLY WEEK – PALM SUNDAY

 

Assembling in car park for blessing of Palm and the         official prayers and readings to begin our Holy Week.  After this short ceremony we will go in procession to the Church with blessed

 

palm crosses and begin our Vigil Mass.

 

                                                VIGIL          7.30pm    Noreen Scanlon, Inchamore (1st Anni) & husband John

 

KNOCKANURE  10.00am   Jack & Betty Goulding, Kealod (Anni)

 

MOYVANE      11.00am   Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni)    

 

                             PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. John Lawlor ( 087/6794112. Emergencies only.

 

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm. All welcome.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Last weekend your contributions amounted to €1,483.23.  Very many thanks.

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY: To Eoin, Pauline and all the Hand Family on the death of Eoin’s brother Eamon l/o Dublin who died in South Africa.   To the Woods and Nolan Families on the death of Lilly O’Donnell l/o Glin who died in New York and to the McEnery Family, Tubbertoureen on the death of their uncle Tom Sheahan who died in Glin.   To Fr. Kevin’s cousins Kieran, Christine, Brendan, Martin & Kay and their Families on the death of their mother Chris Maloney who died in Swindon.   May Eamon, Lilly, Tom & Chris Rest in Peace.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY: We welcome Rachel, Niamh, Evelyn, Brona, Chloe, Jack and Tommy.   All of the aforementioned made their First Confession in Knockanure Church on Thursday last.  It was truly a very meaningful and beautifully celebrated celebration.  Lovely to have parents there to witness their children receive their second Sacrament.  Ms. McDermott, their teacher had their children very well prepared.  Very many thanks to her and all involved.    We welcome from Murhur NS Aoife, Caoimhe, Rebecca, Meave, Mikala, David, Eamonn, Muiris, Kiegan, James, Conor and Seάn.   Their First Confession will be celebrated on Friday 22nd April at 4pm.

 

SHAMROCK:  Beautiful Shamrock picked, God willing on the morning of the 16th from the rich soil of West Clare, will be available in abundance at the Vigil Mass and St. Patrick’s Day Masses.  It will be blessed at the Vigil Mass and you can take it home.  Believe me it is delightful Shamrock!                              

 

                                         COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

TARBERT GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN in the Community Centre, from 11.00am to 2.30pm. Proceeds this year will go to the Ella Ahern fund, granddaughter of John & Teresa Ryan, Dooncaha, and the Stack Brothers.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  For info or to make a donation ( Helen 49139.

 

“PROCLAMATION DAY” is this Tuesday 15th.  It is a historic day as schools right across the country will raise the tricolor and read the proclamation.  Our two National Schools are having special ceremonies to mark the day.  Scoil Chorp Chrίost will commence their celebrations at 10.30am in the school and this will be followed by a short drama and refreshments at the Community Centre.    Murhur N.S will start their celebrations at 2pm.  The National Anthem will be sung and other performances.  The schools own Proclamation will be read to reflect the values, ideals and aspirations of the generation of 2016.   It is great that both schools have different times for these celebrations which give all of us an opportunity to maybe attend both or at least one to mark this great occasion.  It happens only once every 100 years.  Both schools have been very generous in inviting the whole community to attend.  All are welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT:  Fundraising Irish Night at Flynns Bar on Fri night 18th.  Music, Song & spot prizes.  Tickets €3 each or two for €5.  Please support. Info from Margaret Carmody 087/2976304.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Don’t forget Tree Planting event after 11.00am Mass today (Sun) Bruach na Gaille entrance to Woodwalk:  AGM in the Marian Hall on this coming Tuesday @ 9pm.

 

New members/New ideas most welcome.  All welcome.

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Meeting in Marian Hall Monday 14th March @ 7.30pm.

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Wed 16th March @ 10.30am.  To book please phone Eileen at 49472.

 

PEARLS LIKE TO BE USED

 

A famous heiress keeps her priceless collection of jewels in the vault of a large bank.  One of her prize possessions is a very valuable string of pearls.  It is a scientific fact that pearls lose their original luster if not worn once in a while in contact with the human body.  So, once a week, a bank secretary, guarded by two plain clothes men, wears these priceless pearls to lunch.  This brief contact with the human body keeps them beautiful and in good condition.  Our faith is a lot like the pearl.  It must be used in order to be useful.  It must be worn out among family, friends and neighbours where faith and hope are needed.   Thursday next, St. Patrick’s Day is an ideal time for all of us to look at the priceless heirloom we have in our Faith.  It was brought to us at great cost by St. Patrick.  He came to Ireland at a time when we couldn’t fax Rome for instructions, or call the Bishop for permission to travel.  All he had was his faith in God and the conviction that God had called him to walk again with the Irish.  The Faith St. Patrick left in Ireland and was a joyful and celebratory Faith and it was the first time that being Christian had not been synonymous with being Roman.  He spoke vigorously against slavery well before others came to believe slavery to be wrong.  He treated all, including women, with respect and honor.  When the light went out all over Europe, a candle still burned in Ireland.  That candle was lit by Patrick.  In fact, there is an old legend that promises that on the last day, while Christ will judge all the others nations, it will be St. Patrick sitting in judgement on the Irish! How sad it would be if the year 2016 saw Ireland celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with parades, green beer and shamrock and ignoring the lovely message Patrick brought to us all those years ago.  That message was how much God loved each and every one of us and how He is always present to heal, to bless and to guide us.  Thank you for being the generous people who are still holding onto the message of St. Patrick.  Go dtabharfadh Naomh Pάdraig an neart dύinn gaol nίos lάidre a bheith againn le Dia.  Lά Fhéile Pάdraig.

 

                       STONE THROWING

 

It’s a great blessing to encounter a kind and compassionate person when we are most in need.  But it is equally very hurtful to encounter people who are judgmental and cruel.   In the Gospel this weekend we meet the beautiful compassion and forgiveness of Jesus and the awful anger and hatred of the Scribes and Pharisees.   They looked at the woman’s sin and they wanted to stone her.  They did not look at their sins whi  was to put the woman and Jesus to death.  He wrote their sins on the ground and they all left and He forgave the woman and gave her a new beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  12th     – 20th MARCH     

 

Saturday

 

       12th                Margaret Keane, Bridge Rd. Months Mind /

 

Annie & Peter Heaphy, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Noreen O Connor, Bunagara & London /

 

Dick & Mary Pierse, Market St. / Michael & James Cronin, Listowel &  Annie Freedman, Uk. / Collette Mahoney, London / Cornelius, Elizabeth, John Paul & Sr. Pius O Farrell, Church St. /

 

Annie & Peter Heaphy, O’Connell’s Ave.               7pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

13th                       John Scannell, Dromin   9.00am

 

                Andrew & Josie Hartnett, Charles St. /

 

Michael & Bridget O’Carroll, Clieveragh  11.00am

 

Mon 14th                            9.30am

 

                Duagh Parish Confirmation Day 11.am

 

Tues 15th            Roisín McCotter, Belfast, Birthday Remembrance             10.30am

 

 

 

Wed 16th                                                            John & Mary Dillon, Knockanassig & Clieveragh /

 

Mary & Michael Halpin, Ballygologue Pk. &

 

Ian McCarthy, Duagh      10.30am

 

                Elise Collins, Gortacrissane & Ballygologue Pk.

 

 1st Anniversary                Vigil

 

7.00pm

 

St. Patrick’s Day

 

Thurs 17th                                           People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Mass in Irish – Joe Hilliard, Cahirdown    11.00am

 

Friday

 

18th                       10.30am

 

                Stations of the Cross      7.00pm

 

 Saturday

 

19th       Margaret & Denis McElligott & Deceased Family Bedford  / Nora Sheehy, Bedford            10.30am

 

                 Kitty Broderick, Gortcreen, 1st Anniversary /

 

Angela O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave, 1st Anniversary

 

/ Fr. Gearóid O Donnchada, Birthday Rem. /

 

Margaret (Peggy) Dore, O’Connell’s Ave & Lartigue Village /  Michael O Mahony & Deceased Family, Woodford / Helen Nagle nee O Connor & Deceased Family, Bolton’s Cross / Tom Skeffington, England / John & Nora O Donoghue & Catherine Moore nee O Donoghue, Ballygologue Pk. / Thomas, Joe, Margaret, Michael & Rita Moloney, Grogeen & America / Paddy & Mary Barry & Deceased Family, Dirha / Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Pk.               Vigil 7pm

 

 Sunday

 

20th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                 Bridie Collins, Hawthorn Drive, 1st Anniversary 11.00am

 

 

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 13th March  Fr. John Lawlor, 0876794112   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

 ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen / Mai Holyoake, Lartigue / Dan Joe Leahy, Shrone / John L O’Sullivan, Ennismore / Helen Kennelly, Market St. / Paddy Halpin, Greenville / Bridget & John Flaherty, Charles St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

EMIGRANT  SERVICES  ANNUAL  DIOCESAN  COLLECTION  will be taken up at all Masses (after Communion) this weekend, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March.  This collection supports the ongoing ministry to Irish people in the Irish Church’s Emigrant Mission in the United Kingdom & the U.S.A., as well as parts of Europe.  The support of the Church community is particularly valued by Irish emigrants in different parts of the world.

 

WORD OF THANKS: Congratulations to all our Confirmation candidates who were confirmed by Bishop Ray on Friday. A sincere thanks to their teachers, Sr. Consolata & the Parish Choir, their parents and our own Parish Staff for all their excellent work in the preparation of this special day. Well done to all involved! 

 

DUAGH CONFIRMATION DAY: Please Note: Our Church will be the venue for Duagh Parish Confirmation which will be taking place on this Monday morning, March 14th at 11.00 a.m. This is because on this occasion they have a very large numbers and their own church cannot facilitate them. Because of this our own Parish Mass on that morning will take place at the earlier time of 9.30 a.m.  

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday 14th March in the Adoration Chapel at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: March 17th is Thursday next. It  is our National Feast Day and  a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are the same as Sunday. Vigil Mass on Wednesday evening at 7.00 p.m. and on Thursday at 9.00 a.m. & 11.00 a.m. There will be a flavour of Gaeilge and our Irish culture at all our masses  with the Parish Folk Group and the Parish Choir. Thanks to our local Coiste Glór na nGael for their help with the liturgy of the masses.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH OFFICE will be closed on Thursday next - St. Patrick’s Day. Normal office hours resumes on Friday morning  at 10.00 a.m.

 

 

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Ray Browne, September 2nd to 7th 2016, ex Kerry Airport. Pilgrimage coordinator: Janice O Sullivan, 064-7758219. €760.

 

Full details on Church Notice Board. 

 

EASTER CONFESSIONS: There will be a Penitential Service for Holy Week with a number of Priests hearing Confessions on  Monday 21st  March at 8.00pm. We invite you all to avail of the opportunity to do your Easter duty on this night.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY ANNUAL PARADE organised by Glór na nGael, will start at 12.30pm. You are requested to keep the Square free of cars from 11.30am. to 2.30pm. especially the area in front of the reviewing platform between St. John’s and the Bank of Ireland. Motorists are advised by the Gardaí to avoid driving through the Town between 12pm. & 2pm. as there may be delays due to the Parade. Alternative routes will be signposted. Thank you for your co-operation

 

YEAR OF MERCY ~ A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy, next session will not be held until March 30th, at 7pm.

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE will meet on Tuesday 15th March at 7.00p.m.  in St. Patrick’s Hall.

 

ARUS MHUIRE NURSING HOME has a few places left for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday July 2nd 2016. All money raised will allow us to facilitate the commencement of 4 assisted living retirement apartments onsite, facilitate the completion of a specific acquired brain injury room and complete the construction of 7 rooms. If you are interested in taken part or know someone who would like to do the cycle to sign up contact Kay on 0858889549 or Tyna on 085888553 or email on amnhkerry@gmail.com deadline 17th March. 

 

ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS HISTORY LECTURE Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society invites you to hear historian and author Thomas F Martin speak about The Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Gallipoli Campaign WWI in Tralee Library at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15th March. All welcome.

 

 

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Knockanure/ Moyvane

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER Sunday 6 March 2016

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office ( 068/49308 

                               Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 087/6099930

                        PLEASE NOTE: FOURTH WEEK OF LENT: EXTRAS

               

MASS for Lent extra; Kockanure, Tues 8th at 7.00pm Stations Followed by Mass. Thurs 10th at 10.00am   Stations with Communion. Friday 11th at 7.30 Lenten  Mass. Moyvane, Mon 7th at  7.00pm, Stations Followed by Mass. Wed 9th at 7.30am Lenten Mass. Fri 11th at 2.30pm  Stations-Children & Parents.

               

Fri 11th       7.30am   Lenten Mass

 Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat March 5th and Sun March 6th

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      5th        7.30pm          Michael Flynn, Knockanure (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      6th       10.00am          Bridie Flavin, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

MOYVANE:                Sun      6th       11.00am          Con & Bridie Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Monday March 7th to Sunday March 13th                                   

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                      Mon     7th          7.30pm        Anne Flahavan, Moyvane North (Anni)

                                    Thurs  10th      7.30pm         Margaret Mulvihill (Anni) & loving husband Mίcheάl                                                                                    Gurtdromosillihy         

                                    Fri       11th         7.30pm        Patrick Hughes, Lr. Aughrim (Anni)

                                                Sat      12th        7.30pm        Maureen Kinane (Anni)

                                                Sun      13th       11.00am        Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke (Anni)

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tues     8th          7.30pm      Catherine O’Connor, Glin (Anni)

Sun     13th        10.00am      Special Intention

                             PARISH NOTICES:

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Padraig Kennelly ( 087/2931064.  Emergencies only.

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Last weekend your contributions amounted to €1,515.62.  Very many thanks.

                                            ROSES FOR MUM

Years ago there was a song entitled “Roses for Mama”.  It’s Mother’s Day, and a man goes into a nice florist shop to buy his mother a bouquet.  He knows he should visit his Mum, but he has more exciting plans so he decided to send her flowers instead.  At the florist shop the man encounters a little boy who wants to buy some roses for his Mum but he doesn’t have enough money.  The man gives the boy some money so that he is able to buy his mother’s bouquet.  As the man drives away from the florist shop, he happens to pass by a graveyard.  Glancing in the graveyard he sees the little boy kneeling at a grave, a bouquet of roses in his hand. The man stops his car and goes to the boy and asks what he is doing.  The boy explains with tears in his eyes that his mother has been dead a year, and that he comes there all the time to talk to her, and on this special day, to give her flowers. The man turns around and drives back to the florist.  There he asks the florist if his Mum’s flowers have been delivered yet.  When the florist tells him no, the man tells her to cancel the delivery as he wants to deliver them in person.  Value, respect and love your Mum this weekend and if you are blessed and fortunate to have your Mum on this side of heaven – greet and meet her in person. 

Mums Happy Mother Day!  Hope you all enjoy your Parish Gift! We are all proud of you!!

THE IDEAL MOTHER – A JOB SPECIFICATION:

FEMALE:  No experience necessary, no pre-training given.  HOURS: 24 hour shift for life of child.  SALARY: Meagre – holiday and sick leave negotiable but not encouraged.  Through grounding an advantage in Nursing, Catering, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Sex, Religion, Carpentry, Dressmaking, Marketing & Finance, Media Appreciation (including Tablet, Lap –top, Mobile Phone repairs), Taxi, Driving, Arts, Science and Sport.  End result highly unpredictable, product non-exchangeable and non-returnable.  Could be fun and rewarding.  Very well done to all the Mums who will be at our Masses this weekend, and who will receive their special gifts.  Richly deserved.  Enjoy!!  Many thanks to all who have helped with the gifts.  Thank YouJ.

                              CALLED TO BE A PRIEST? – WILL YOU ANSWER?

For the future of the Church in Kerry, there is a great need for more men to hear the intimate calling of Christ within their hearts inviting them to offer their lives in service of his Church and her people.  Have you ever experienced in your heart a call to Priesthood? Do you feel a strong desire to help people come closer to the Lord, especially within the sacramental life centered on the Eucharist? St. Pope John Paul II said about his calling to Priesthood.  “There was a clear sense that what I heard in my heart was no human voice, nor was it just an idea of my own.  Christ was calling me to serve him as a Priest”.  Currently, the Diocese of Kerry has five seminarians, aged varying from 19 to 43 years of age.   Let us pray for all those around the country who are praying and reflection on entering seminary this September.  If you would like to explore this further, I encourage you to meet with Fr. Kevin, or you can contact Fr. Michael Moynihan, Vocations Director for the Diocese, at 087/6551902.  These Lenten days let all of us pray that Jesus will continue to call men to the Priesthood and that His call will be heard.  I responded to that call…and I’m delighted to have done so. 

By Seάn Jones, Aughrim, currently in Maynooth College, who God willing will be ordained at Christmas.

While everyone this weekend will be focused on the Prodigal Son, maybe those of you reading this may think and indeed pray for OUR PRODIGAL DAUGHTERS!

Great poets have sung of the beauties of home -

 its comfort, its love and its joys.

How back to the place of its sheltering dome

I welcome the prodigal boy

They picture his father with pardoning smile and glittering robes to unfurl;

But none of the poets thought it worthwhile to sing of the prodigal girl

The prodigal son can resume his old place as leader of fashions mad whirl,

with never a hint of his former disgrace –

Not so for the prodigal girl!

The girl may come back to the home she has left

but nothing is ever the same.

The shadow still linger o’er dear ones bereft,

society scoffs at her name.

Perhaps that is why when the prodigal girl gets lost on life’s devious track:

She thinks of the lips that will scornfully curl,

and hasn’t the heart to come back

Yes, welcome the prodigal son to his place;

kill the calf, fill the free flowing bowl;

But shut not the door on his frail sister’s face,

remember she too has a soul.

(The author of this beautiful reflection is unknown.

I think it is a very strong reminder to all of us to be sensitive as to how we judge or condemn others).

 A MOTHER’S LOVE

There are times when only a Mother’s love

Can understand our tears,

Can soothe our disappointments

And calm all our fears.

There are times when only a Mother’s love

Can share the joy we feel

When something we’ve dreamed about

Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother’s faith

Can help us on life’s way

And inspire in us the confidence

We need from day to day.

For a Mother’s heart and a Mother’s faith

And a Mother’s steadfast love

Were fashioned by the Angels

And sent from God above. Mother Thank You!

Author Unknown

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  AGM will take place on Tues 15th at 9pm in Marian Hall. New members welcome to bring new ideas for the development and enhancement of the village and for improvements to our Festival programme in October.

Also for National Tree Week there will be a tree planting event on Sun 13th at 12noon, at the Bruach na Gaille entrance to the Woodwalk (adjacent to the soccer pitch).

ICA:  will sell daffodils at Masses this weekend in aid of the Cancer Society and will also sell Teas and Treats at the Bingo on Thursday 10th.  Please support.  Next ICA meeting on Tuesday 8th at 8pm.

KNOCKANURE C.C: Active Retirement Day on Mon 14th @ 1pm.  €10. Music by Stevie Donegan.  All welcome.  If attending please phone 068/49799.

 

      

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                  

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MASSES THIS WEEK  5th     – 13th MARCH     

Saturday

       5th                  Martin Fitzmaurice, John B Keane Rd & Mountcoal, 1st Anniversary /

Lil Horgan, Charles St. /

Nora & Gene Moriarty, Charles St. /

Nora & Paddy Carmody, Skehenerin /

Kathleen Whelan, Finuge /

Christopher Myles Porter, Fourhane /

Pat Hartnett, Coolagown /

Joan, Tim  & Patrick Buckley, Knockane /

Michael & Mary O Connor, Patrick St. /

Joseph Stack, Tanavalla & Gerald Stack, Tullamore, Ballybunion & William St.       7pm

Vigil

Sunday

6th        Mona O Connell, Ballygologue Rd 1st Anniversary

/ Richard Stokes, Birthday Remembrance, Listowel & Mullingar  9.00am

                Patrick Joseph & Noreen Browne, O’Connell’s Ave

/ Patrick, Josie & William Kenny, Church St.          11.00am

Mon 7th               Sheila Fitzell, Ballygologue Rd, Months Mind       10.30am

Tues 8th               Tony Hartnett, Killocrim & Anne Hartnett, Feale Drive & Killocrim              10.30am

Wed 9th                                                               Thomas & Jack O Connor, Shrone & Deceased Family Members 10.30am

Thurs 10th                                           People of the Parish       10.30am

Friday

11th       Pat & Kit Dowling, Bridge Rd. /

Josephine & James Allen, Killocrim           10.30am

                Nano Nagle Confirmation Hospital Chapel            11am

                Parish Confirmation        3.00pm

                Stations of the Cross      7.00pm

 Saturday

12th       Jim & Anne O Sullivan & Voureen & Nora, Charles St.      10.30am

                 Margaret Keane, Bridge Rd. Months Mind /

Annie & Peter Heaphy, O’Connell’s Ave. /

Noreen O Connor, Bunagara & London /

Dick & Mary Pierse, Market St. /

Michael & James Cronin, Listowel &

Annie Freedman, Uk. /

Thadg & Betty Hickey, Ballygarry /

Collette Mahoney, London          Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

13th                       John Scannell, Dromin   9.00am

                Andrew & Josie Hartnett, Charles St. /

Michael & Bridget O’Carroll, Clieveragh 11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 6th March  Fr. Kennelly, 0872931064   (emergencies only)

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Christopher Myles Porter, Fourhane / Michael Stacky O’Connor, Convent St. & London / Martin & Dorothy Jordan, Charles St & Kilkenny / Thomas & Ellen Murphy, Greenville / Donal Doyle, Dromin & Mary Brookes nee Conway, Dromin & Coventry.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

‘24 HOURS FOR THE LORD’  FOR NORTH KERRY: We thank all involved in our ‘24 Hours for the Lord of  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament’ which took place this weekend marking this Jubilee Year of Mercy. A special thanks to the people and priests  from both Listowel & North Kerry Pastoral Areas who made an a great effort to cover all the hours. Well done all! 

LISTOWEL PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY: Our Bishop, Ray Browne will confirm 76  candidates in total on Friday next,  March 11th beginning at Hospital Chapel with Nano Nagle School at 11.00 a.m. & our Parish Confirmation in St. Mary’s Church at 3.00 p.m. We would ask the candidates to be in church at 2.30 p.m. We congratulate the candidates, their parents and teachers on this very special event in the lives of our young people and hope you all have a great day.

 

EMIGRANT  SERVICES  ANNUAL  DIOCESAN  COLLECTION  will be taken up at all Masses (after Communion) next weekend, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March, 2016.  This collection supports the ongoing ministry to Irish people in the Irish Church’s Emigrant Mission in the United Kingdom  & the U.S.A., as well as parts of Europe.  The support of the Church community is particularly valued by Irish emigrants in different parts of the world.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Year of Mercy ~ A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy ~ Wed. 9th March at 7.00pm. Padre Pio by Michael Clifford on Mon. 14th March at 7.00pm. For further details please contact 066 7134276.

UNITING OUR FLAMES OF FAITH. A gathering of prayer groups and people of prayer from the Diocese of Kerry will be held in Killarney on Saturday 12th of March  at The Church Of The Resurrection @ 11.30am concluding with concelebrated mass with Bishop Ray Browne at 4.00pm. It will be a day where the people of the Kerry Diocese will unite in prayer and celebrate the rich variety of prayer in our Diocese. Beverages and sandwiches will be provided.  Everyone welcome.

DIOCESE OF KERRY MUSIC MINISTRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE A meeting for those interested in developing Music Ministry with Young People (youth choirs/folk groups/youth cantors, etc.) will be held on: Thursday, March 10th at 7:30pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney.  The purpose of the meeting is to explore ways of developing and resourcing youth music ministry in the Diocese of Kerry.  For more information contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Please Note: Listowel Church will also be the venue for Duagh Parish Confirmation which will be taking place on Monday week, March 14th at 11.00 a.m. This is because on this occasion they have a very large numbers and their own church cannot facilitate them. Because of this our own Parish Mass on that morning will take place at the earlier time of 9.30 a.m.  

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL ALIZMERS GROUP  wishes to thank everyone who helped and contributed to their recent church gate collection amount raised was €1,296.40.

LISTOWEL  PIONEERS:  Any adults interested in being involved with the Listowel Pioneer Centre, or in becoming new members, are invited to attend a meeting, in the Parish Meeting Room, on Thursday, 10th March, 2016, at 7.00pm.  Also, anyone interested in receiving a Silver or Gold Jubilee Pin, is asked to drop his/her name in on the night also.

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE WILL HAVE ITS OPEN DAY for its Post Leaving Certificate Courses and VTOS  programme on Wednesday March 9th from 1pm to 7pm. All are welcome . courses on offer include Business , Hairdressing, Engineering, Childcare  and many more. All information is on our website www.northkerrycollege.ie or ring 06821023.

EASTER CAMP Details of Listowel Family Resource Centre's two week Easter Camp are; Week 1 21st to 25th March 5 days Week 2 Tuesday 29th March to Friday 1st April 4 days 9.30 to 1.30 €12 a day per child BREAKFAST, LUNCH And SNACKS INCLUDED. Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

        MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER 28 Feb 2016

 

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office ( 068/49308 

 

                               Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 087/6099930

 

THIRD WEEK OF LENT: EXTRAS

 

MOYVANE

 

               

 

KNOCKANURE

 

Mon 29th  10.00am        Stations with Communion

 

               

 

Tues 1st  7.00pm          Stations of the Cross

 

           7.30pm          Lenten Mass                    

 

Wed 2nd    7.30am        Lenten Mass

 

               

 

Thurs 3rd 7.30pm          Lenten Mass

 

Thurs 3rd   6.00pm        Stations of the Cross

 

               

 

Fri 4th    7.30am          Lenten Mass

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Feb 27th to Sun Feb 28th

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      27th      7.30pm          Emma O’Brien,  The Village (Months Mind)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      28th     10.00am          Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                Sun      28th    11.00am          Cormac O’Leary, The Village (Anni)

 

Weekday Masses: Monday Feb 29th to Sunday March 6th                                   

 

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                      Mon     29th        7.30pm        Eily Mai O’Flaherty, The Village (Months Mind)

 

                                    Wed    2nd         7.30pm        Marie O’Callaghan (Anni) & Dec Family Members

 

                                    Fri       4th          7.30pm        Richard Sheehan, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                Sat      5th          7.30pm        Michael Flynn, Knockanure (Anni)

 

                                                Sun      6th        11.00am        Con & Bridie Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Sun      28th   10.00am          Bridie Flavin, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                             PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Noel Spring ( 087/2935969.  Emergencies only.

 

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Last weekend your contributions amounted to €1,455.30.  Many thanks.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To neighbours and friends of Joan Furlong (nee Fitzmaurice) l/o Coilagurteen who died in California on February 20th. Also to the Sheehy and Mulvihill Families on the death of their aunt Nora King (nee Mulvihill) l/o Leitrim Middle who died in Chicago.  May Joan and Nora Rest In Peace.

 

YEAR OF MERCY-A COURSE ON FAITH: by Fr. Seάn O’Sheehy on Wednesday 9th March at 7pm in Ardfert Retreat Centre.

 

PARISH RETREAT EVENING: An evening of Lenten Reflection & Prayer will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday 9th March from 7.30pm to 10pm.  Cost €15.  If interested please contact Nodie on 49352, Julia on 49301 or Eileen on 087/9313912.

 

                                     PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

 

I feel the time is now right for the establishment of a new Pastoral Council, and I am carrying out what is set out in section 5.2 of the Parish Pastoral Council Constitution which states:

 

When the position of the Parish Priest becomes vacant, the newly appointed Parish Priest will reconstitute the Council given its prior establishment by the Diocesan Bishop.

 

I wish to again acknowledge with gratitude the fantastic work done by all who have been on the last Pastoral Council.  I thank them for their dedication and generosity in giving their time and commitment to the work of the Council.  I also wish to thank those who engaged with me from the former Council expressing their willingness to continue as Council members.  I am sure this will add immensely to the working of the Pastoral Council as they will bring knowledge and experience of the Parish to the meetings and we will also have new members bringing new and fresh ideas.  The following are the new Parish Pastoral Council members:

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara  The Presbytery                        Margaret Horgan   Trien                                              

 

Noreen Roche         Ahalahana               Declan O’Connor    Kilmeany

 

Mary Fitzgerald       Kilmeany              Mary J. Flaherty   Gurtdromagouna

 

Eileen Roche           Glin Road                                   P.J. Mulvihill        Aughrim

 

Jacqueline Stackpoole Aughrim               Amanda Coulson     Murhur

 

Michelle Mulvihill      Leitrim Middle                        Liz Brosnan          Coilagurteen            

 

FORGIVENESS

 

Forgiveness is indeed at the heart of Christian Faith.  The Church teaches that in Christ our sins are forgiven – that His death and resurrection represent the punishment for all our sins and reconciliation with God.  But how we forgive others and receive forgiveness ourselves are also at the heart of our lives as Christians.  If we hold onto the pain someone has caused, if we refuse to forgive someone who has harmed us, we risk trapping ourselves in our own pain.  I’ll be the first to admit that I find forgiveness extremely difficult.  I mean it’s easy to forgive someone for breaking a glass or spilling on the carpet.  That’s not what I’m talking about.  The kind of forgiveness that is difficult for me is to forgive someone who has hurt me, rejected me or betrayed me.  The pain can be huge.  When something you’ve relied on for strength – the commitment of a Parishioner, a Spouse, a Parent, a Child, a Friend and in my case a Bishop is taken away, the experience can be devastating.  Forgiveness, moving on, is very difficult.  It seems to me that forgiveness is a way to heal relationships, but also a way to heal ourselves.  We are all called to forgive even if the person who hurt us isn’t sorry.  The relationship may not be restored, but we are still called to renounce our anger, our desire for revenge, or inclination to hurt the other person in return.  When I am angry at someone, I am often also angry with people who have nothing to do with the situation.  I find myself taking out my frustration on other people.  I must forgive.  In my experience, forgiving someone doesn’t always make me hurt less.  It just makes me less likely to hurt someone else.  We can forgive because God forgives us.  The presence of Jesus opens a door to the experience of God that we are all invited to enter.  The Gospels and the story of Lent – God loves us.  God forgives us.  God welcomes us.  He does all of this in spite of our flaws, in spite of our sins.  Kind Jesus bless us this week in forgiving each other.

 

                           PRODUCING THE FRUITS OF GOOD LIVING………

 

What disturbs me most of the time is not the wrong things that I done, but rather the good things that I have failed to do.  I believe this is the main thrust of Christ’s parable about the barren fig tree in today’s Gospel.  The owner is disappointed with the tree, not because of any poisonous fruit it has produced but simply because it has produced no good fruit.  It is judged and found wanting because of what it failed to do.  Christians rarely ask themselves the question: what have I failed to do?  I know we included in the confiteor in the start of Mass but generally we just skim over it.  The call to repentance is not merely a call to turn away from evil, but a call to “produce the fruits of good living”.  Heading toward the third week of Lent may we all contribute to producing the fruits of good living here in our Parish.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

PARENTS ASSOCIATION TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FINAL CALL:  Sunday next Feb 28th a fund raising Bingo afternoon is being held at the school at 2pm.

 

MURHUR N.S: Enrolment Application Form for school year 2016-2017 can be collected from the school office 9.30am – 12.30pm from Monday 29th Feb.  Also the school would appreciate any old school class photos from 1975 onwards for the 40th Anniversary of the school.

 

ICA:  will sell daffodils at Mass on Sat 5th and Sun 6th March in aid of the Cancer Society.  We will also serve teas and treats at the Bingo at the Marian Hall on Thursday 10th March.  Please support this worthy cause.

 

CONGRATULATIONS:  Parents John & Cathy Hanrahan, The Hill, Gurtdromosillihy have asked us to convey congratulations to their son Willie who got married on Sat 27th in Perth Australia.   We add our prayers and congratulations also and wish the happy couple long life and happiness.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE: Thurs 3rd March @ 9pm in Knockanure Community Centre ( Ann Flavin 086/3090948.

 

FASHION SHOW:  Knockanure Fashion Show was a great success.  Many thanks for your generous support.

 

MERCY IN THE BIBLE:  To mark the Year of Mercy, the Diocesan Bible Ministry Committee have invited Fr. Michael Mullins of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore to give a talk on the theme of Mercy in the Bible in           Our Lady & St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee, on Saturday 5th  from 11.00am to 1.00pm. Adm Free.

 

REMINDER:  24 Hour Adoration Listowel Church Fri & Sat 4th & 5th March, see sheets at back of Churches.

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

Saturday

 

       27th                Mary Flavin, Church St. /

 

Patrick & Ellen Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

Patrick Guerin, Ballahadigue /

 

Kathleen & Eddie Hartnett & Mossie & Maryann Hartnett, Gortnaminch /

 

Margaret & John McCarthy & Deceased Family Members, Duagh / Dan o Sullivan, Skehenerin /

 

Kathleen Heffernan, Clieveragh & Mary Sheehan, Hawthorn Drive           7pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

28th                       Ellen, Nell, Molly, Hannah  & Maire Enright, Ballahadigue               9.00am

 

                Bridie Leahy, Ballygologue           11.00am

 

Mon 29th                            10.30am

 

Tues 1st               Ted Keane, Slievecahill  10.30am

 

Wed 2nd                                                              Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 3rd                                             Dr. Louis O Carroll O’Carroll, Clieveragh /

 

Edward McGrath, Writers Grove, Birthday Rem.                10.30am

 

Friday

 

4th         John Martin Ashe, Church St.     10.30am

 

                First Friday Mass & beginning of 24 Hour Adoration for Year of Mercy     7.00pm

 

 Saturday

 

5th         People of the Parish       10.30am

 

                Martin Fitzmaurice, John B Keane Rd & Mountcoal, 1st Anniversary /

 

Nora & Gene Moriarty, Charles St. /

 

Nora & Paddy Carmody, Skehenerin /

 

Kathleen Whelan, Finuge /

 

Christopher Myles Porter, Fourhane /

 

Pat Hartnett, Coolagown /

 

Joan, Tim  & Patrick Buckley, Knockane Vigil 7pm

 

 Sunday

 

6th         Mona O Connell, Ballygologue Road        9.00am

 

                Patrick Joseph & Noreen Browne, O’Connell’s Ave.         11.00am

 

 

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Feb.,28th Fr.   Noel Spring  0872935969   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Nancy Deehihan nee O’Gorman, of Lisselton ./  Margaret Clifford nee Lynch, late of Coolkeragh, died in Middlesex, England.      May they rest in peace.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Bridget O Mahony, Ballinruddery / Deceased Members of the Morris & O’Neill Families

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME We welcome our First Holy Communion children and their parents to our Saturday Vigil Mass this weekend for their February gathering.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons next. The Parish Office will make contact as to the time of his arrival.  Anybody new, who wishes a visit contact the Parish Office,.

 

FIRST CONFESSIONS :  Thursday next  March 3rd  - An Gael Scoil at 1.15pm. in the School. & Presentation Convent Primary School  at 8.00 p.m. in Hospital Chapel.

 

FIRST FRIDAY OF MARCH: is Friday next March 4th. Usual Masses at 10.30 a.m. which will be followed by a ‘cuppa’ in the Meeting Room & Evening Mass at 7.00pm.  Usual Confessions on Thursday after mass & throughout 24 Hour Adoration Period.

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD  will take place next weekend at Vigil Mass on Saturday & at 11.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday

 

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the church. Please take one home. Many thanks.

 

 

 

“24 HOURS FOR THE LORD HOSTED BY

 

 LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY PASTORAL AREAS”

 

Marking the Jubilee Year of Mercy at the initiation of Pope Francis and at the invitation of Bishop Ray – we welcome you to our celebration:  taking place on Friday night next (March 4th ) beginning with the First Friday Mass at 7.00 p.m.  It will continue with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church right throughout the night and ending before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening (March 5th ) at 7.00 p.m. Fr. Kevin McNamara P.P. Moyvane will be our guest speaker. There will be a priest available for Confessions throughout the 24 hour period. We invite all from both Pastoral Areas & North Kerry Area to volunteer to spend at least an hour over the 24 hour period of Adoration. Please put your name on Master Sheet  at the back of the church this weekend or ring the Parish Office on 21188.  This is a very special opportunity of grace for our Parish to celebrate the Mercy of God for us and to highlight the ‘Love & Mercy of God’ in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL APOSTOLATE OF ADORATION RULING: We bring to your attention that if Mass is being celebrated at the same time as Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is taking place in the Adoration Chapel (eg a Funeral ) that Mass always takes precedent. Adoration resumes again immediately after mass.

 

LISTOWEL EUCHARIST ADORATION GROUP will meet on Mon. 29th Feb. at 11am. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Year of Mercy ~ A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy on Wed. 9th March at 7pm. Padre Pio by Michael Clifford ~ Monday, 14th March at 7.00pm.

 

MERCY IN THE BIBLE: The Diocesan Bible Ministry Committee have invited Fr. Michael Mullins of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore to give a talk on the theme of Mercy in the Bible in  Our Lady & St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee, on Saturday, 5th March 2016 beginning at 11.00am and finishing at 1.00pm.

 

PARISH BOXES 2016: Again, thank you if you have already picked up your box. There are still a few more waiting to be collected. So we ask you to collect from either the Sacristy this weekend or Parish Office during coming week  - You will need your box number. Also should you wish to register hand in your name to Sacristy or Parish Office and it will be sent to you. Thanks on behalf of Parish Finance Council

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ST. PATRICK’S HALL AGM will take place on Tuesday next (March 1st )  at 6.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.

 

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA:  open day on Wednesday next (March 2nd ) 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Parents and students are welcome to visit the school during the day to view all subject areas and talk to teachers and school management about the future needs of your son / daughter. More information: Phone 068-21023

 

GAELSCOIL LIOS TUATHAIL will be holding their open day on Friday next (March 4th ) 1.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. Everyone welcome.  

 

A NIGHT OF MUSICAL MELODIES & LAUGHS GALORE! At the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Friday 4th March at 8pm. Fundraiser for Lisselton National School. Tickets €12.

 

MUNSTER FLEADH  LISTOWEL   JULY 12TH - 17TH 2016. Calling all traditional performers for Gig Rig, performers in pub sessions, stewards for Gig Rig, face painters, hair braiders, all local groups to dress up to interact with public and children, food stalls, etc.. contact Michelle, Chairperson Street Entertainment on lmbuckley@ eircom.net

 

NATIONAL DAFFODIL DAY COLLECTION takes place on Friday March 11th Here in Listowel our Local Branch of The Irish Cancer society will as usual looking for public support. We would be most grateful if any of you would have surplus Daffodils in your garden to donate them to us. We would also welcome Volunteers for a 1-2 hour stint Many Thanks Noreen 087/1946936.

 

AGM OF THE LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE will be held in the centre on Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

Check out more notices on the Church notice board and our Web Page at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

THE LATIN MASS (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sun 6 Mar. and Sun 13 Mar. More info from LatinMassTralee@gmail.com.

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR are asking the people that won hampers if they would like to recycle the baskets the hampers came in.  The bazaar would appreciate them. Please contact Billy on 22131 to arrange to pick the baskets up.   

 

VOLUNTEER WITH SAGE SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE  Sage needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide QQI accredited training and ongoing support. For more information call 086 183 1428, email michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie or see www.sage.thirdageireland.ie

 

THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS A lecture entitled 'The Irish Volunteers' by Dr. Daithí Ó Corráin, Member and Author, Coláiste Pádraig, Drumcondra, will take place in Killarney Library on Tuesday 1st March at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

 

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP A meeting will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre to discuss setting up a Parent & Toddler Group in Listowel. Parents, Grandparents, Childminders, Au Pairs and anyone caring for children aged 1½ to 3½yrs. are invited to come to a consultation/discussion on Friday 4th March at 10 a.m. Adults only on this occasion please.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FUNDRAISING BINGO afternoon on Sunday the 28th of February at 2.00PM in the school.  All funds raised will go towards furnishing the new fitness suite that has just been built.  Books can be pre paid through the school office or at the door.  A single books cost €10 and a double book costs €15.

 

DYSLEXIA/DYSPRAXIA GROUP will hold their monthly meetings at Listowel Family Resource Centre on the first Wednesday.

 

Coláiste Íde Meánscoil Lán Ghaelach do chailíní.

 

Lá oscailte 12ú Márta 2016 óna 12.00-17.00i.n.

 

Coláiste Íde, Baile an Ghóilín, An Daingean, Co. Chiarraí Fón: 0669151211 Ríomhphost: info@colaisteide.com  Suíomh idirlín: www.colaisteide.com

 

ANAM CARA IS HOLDING A BEREAVEMENT INFORMATION EVENING on Tuesday 8th of March from 19:30 to 21:30 Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. The guest speaker for the evening is Pat McCarthy. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for room set up, we would appreciate if you could RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday, 7th  March  or call us 01 4045378.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Names being taken for a new five-week course entitled 'Parenting when Separated' commences at Listowel Family Resource Centre on February 28 at 7pm.

 

 

 

   MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie   Office ( 068/49308 

 

 

 

SECOND WEEK OF LENT: EXTRAS

 

MOYVANE Mon 22nd 10am Stations with Communion; Wed 24th 7.30am Lenten Mass; Fri 26th  10am to 11am   Fr. Kevin available for Confession/Healing or a chat

 

KNOCKANURE, Tues 23rd 10am,Stations with Communion. Thurs 25th 7.30pm, Lenten Mass. Fri 26th 7.30am, Lenten Mass

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Feb 20th to Sun Feb 21st

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      20th      7.30pm          James Fitzmaurice, Lr. Aughrim & Dublin (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      21st      10.00am          Timothy & Martha O’Sullivan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna

 

MOYVANE:                Sun      21st     11.00am          Jack & Mary Guiney & sons William, Jim & John

 

                                                                    & Dec members of the Enright Family, Moyvane South

 

Weekday Masses: Monday Feb 22nd to Sunday Feb 28th                                   

 

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                      Mon     22nd      7.30pm        Tom  O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)  

 

                                    Wed    24th       7.30pm        Eamon Sweeney, son Pat & wife Anna-Mai, Woodgrove

 

                                    Fri       26th        7.30pm        Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                Sat      27th        7.30pm        Emma O’Brien,  The Village (Months Mind)

 

                                                Sun      28th      11.00am        Cormac O’Leary, The Village (Anni)

 

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Sun      28th   10.00am          Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

                             PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr.Kevin ( 087/6099930. Emergencies only.

 

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mike Joe Cronin and Family on the death of Mike Joe’s sister Mary late of Mail Road Cross and Essex who died last week.  Funeral will be taking place in Moyvane, arrangements later.

 

Also to Mary Anne Stack and Family on the death of her uncle Patrick Roche, Athea, whose funeral took place on Thursday.  May Mary and Patrick Rest In Peace.

 

DO THIS IS MEMORY: We extend a warm welcome to our First Holy Communion children and their families for their special Masses this weekend.  Their preparation is coming along very nicely and we thank their Families and their Teachers in guiding them and helping them to prepare so well.

 

YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES: It has been most encouraging with all our confirmation children the way they have journeyed through the Parish Confirmation Programme.  This Tues night we will have a movie and refreshments in the Marian Hall commencing at 7pm gathering at 6.45pm.  Please continue to keep the confirmation children in your Masses and Prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament on April 29th.

 

They will also have a retreat day on April 2nd in Ardfert Retreat Centre.  More info at a later date.

 

SÁSTA (THE TRUTH WILL SATISFY):  Learn more about your Catholic Faith.  Introductory course to Philosophy from May 29th to June 4th;   A course in Catholic Social Teaching June 12th – 18th.  These courses will take place in Knockadoon, Ballymacoda, Co. Cork  ( 085/225 8773 or e-mail muiris777@gmail.com

 

This might be an ideal way of combining a Summer break with a little learning.

 

HOLY YEAR OF MERCY ON LOUGH DERG:  The new season of Pilgrimage to Lough Derg starts on May 1st and will conclude on Sept 24th.  Jubilee three day pilgrimages are from Wed June 1st to Sat August 13th.  While the one day retreats are from May 1st to Sept 24th.  As Pope Francis has placed Pilgrimage at the heart of this Jubilee year, you may wish to consider going to St. Patrick’s Lough Derg.  For info on group retreats please contact Lough Derg on 071/9861518 or visit www.loughderg.org.  See notice board at back of Churches.

 

PARISH RETREAT EVENING IN ARDFERT:  On Wed 9th March, our annual Parish evening retreat will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre from 7.30pm to 10pm.  A donation of €15 is made to Ardfert Retreat Centre.  Those interested in going please contact Nodie on 49352, Julia on 49301 or Eileen on 087/9313912.  If we have sufficient numbers a bus will leave Moyvane Church at 6.30pm.  Fr. Kevin will be attending this Retreat.

 

                               THANKS FOR MAKING “THIS SEASON” HOLY

 

Thank God so many are bringing such energy, commitment and joy to this season of Lent.  Well done.  Here are a few “TEN SECOND SERMONS” that might keep us focused on what it means to be a follower of Jesus:

 

 

 

 

 

    FEED YOUR FAITH AND YOUR FEARS WILL STARVE TO DEATH.

 

    IT’S ABOUT TIME THAT VOTERS START ELECTING CANDIDATES FOR WHAT THEY WON’T STAND FOR.

 

    THE MOST DANGEROUS VOTE NEXT FRIDAY IS THE VOTE THAT IS NOT USED.

 

    CHILDREN ALWAYS BRIGHTEN UP A HOME….THEY NEVER TURN OFF LIGHTS!

 

    REMEMBER GOSSIP RUNS DOWN MORE PEOPLE THAN CARS.

 

    VOLUNTEERS DON’T GET PAID.  NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE WORTHLESS, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE PRICELESS.

 

    FINAL ONE:  TRUE FRIENDSHIP IS LIKE SOUND HEALTH.  THE VALUE OF IT IS SELDOM KNOWN UNTIL IT IS LOST.

 

 

 

                 OUR BISHOP WRITES ABOUT THE GENERAL ELECTION:

 

“Appreciate our country, serve it wholeheartedly, cast your vote”

 

“A General Election is a unique event in the life of any country. The excitement and the hustle and bustle will be with us over the next few days until Election Day. It is good for our democracy that so many people participate in the campaign. Each makes a contribution to the strength of our democracy. Best wishes to every election candidate. I urge everyone to cast their vote.

 

I express my appreciation and gratitude to all T.D.’s and Senators for their service over the past five years. When they were elected the country was in great difficulty. All the elected representatives in the 31st Dáil and Seanad have played their part in bringing about the welcome recovery. Thankfully a measure of hope and confidence has returned and the country is in a better place today. It is not easy for our representatives having to constantly commute to Dublin. We appreciate their service.

 

Nationwide there is a realisation that there is no room for complacency.  There are many great needs and challenges still to be faced: the inadequacy of some services in our hospitals and disability facilities; significantly reduced pay levels being offered to many; young couples about to marry and young couples with children unable to finance the renting or purchase of a home; child poverty, homelessness, unemployment and high crime levels. Each day we hear people describe so vividly other urgent needs.

 

Abortion is an issue that is highly sensitive for many, many people. It is not just an issue in Ireland. There are and will always be, in every country in the world, people of all faiths and none who will campaign against it. Christian people will always say ‘no’ to abortion. To repeal the 8th Amendment of Bunreacht na hÉireann is to say that difficulties with acknowledging “the right to life of the unborn, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother” can be resolved by reducing to nought the right to life of the unborn.

 

Election-time is a good time for all, politicians and voters, to recommit themselves to working together for the good of all citizens. The election can be conducted in a good spirit that lifts the morale of the whole nation. We can be united, ‘one for all and all for one’.  Is it happening among us that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”? Every citizen ought to have the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, pursuing their God-given calling.

 

A key Gospel phrase comes to mind, “love one another, as I have loved you”. How often in the Gospel Jesus looked after the poor and the needy and urged his followers to do the same.  A healthy wholesome country is one in which there is a basic civic spirit of care for all fellow citizens, especially the sick, the poor and the vulnerable. This is our Christian desire for Ireland. Draw strength from the example of all those who have served our country so well in the hundred years since the 1916 Easter Rising which we commemorate this year. May election 2016 renew the spirit of our country”.                                       Bishop Ray Browne

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Annual Church Gate collection will take place in Moyvane next weekend Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th.  Your generous support is deeply appreciated.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Names now taken for Occupational First Aid classes ( 068/23584.

 

KERRY CCE:  Public meeting will be held in Christy’s Bar, Listowel, this Monday 22nd @ 8pm with regards to Fleadh na Mumhan which will take place in Listowel from 12th to 17th July.

 

 

 

      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  20th     – 28th   FEBUARY    

 

Saturday

 

       20th                Ellen Eileen O Connor, St. Teresa’s Clieveragh,  Months Mind /

 

Sarah Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tce. /

 

Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Drive & Charles St. /

 

William McMahon, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

 

Mossie Walsh, The Square /

 

Peggy Harnett, Ennismore /

 

Denis & Julia Herlihy, Clonkeen & Listowel            7pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

21st       Hannah Walsh, Church Street     9.00am

 

                Jerry Hurley, Bedford, Months Mind /

 

Paddy Roche, Ballybunion Road 11.00am

 

Mon 22nd           Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 23rd            Johnny Holly, O’Connell’s Ave & Paddy Roche, Ballybunion Road /

 

Catherine O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs 1st Ann.               10.30am

 

Wed 24th                                                            Sheila McMullin, Tralee, 1st Anniversary               10.30am

 

Thurs 25th                                           John Enright, Dromerin 10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass          7.00pm

 

Friday

 

26th       Michael & Eileen Egan, Coilbee  10.30am

 

                Stations  of the Cross led by Pres. Sec.  Girls        7.00pm

 

 Saturday

 

27th       Wulf Sobieralski, Ballygologue Pk. & Germany /

 

Joe & Philly Shanahan, Dromin /

 

Eileen & Jimmy Casey, Bridge Road          10.30am

 

                May Flavin, Church St. /

 

Patrick & Ellen Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

Patrick Guerin, Ballahadigue /

 

Kathleen & Eddie Hartnett & Mossie & Maryann Hartnett, Gortnaminch /

 

Margaret & John McCarthy & Deceased Family Members, Duagh              Vigil 7pm

 

 Sunday

 

28th                       Ellen, Nell, Molly, Hannah  & Maire Enright, Ballahadigue               9.00am

 

                Bridie Leahy, Ballygologue           11.00am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Feb., 21st Fr.   Kevin McNamara 0876099930   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Margaret Keane, Bridge Road  / Kieran Gleeson, New Castle West /  & Mons. Tim Harnett, late of Smearla Bridge, Trieneragh who died in San Diego, California during the week. May they rest in peace.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Anne O Sullivan, Charles St. / Ned White, Bedford / Mary Wixted Woodford, & Murroe

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

WELCOME TO OUR TROCAIRE VISITOR:  Executive Director Mr. Eamonn Meehan who is speaking at all of our Masses this weekend to thank Listowel Parish personally for the €7,952.00 contribution to Trócaire in 2015 and all your help in the past.  That was fabulous! He will also give us an up-date on Trocaire current work.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL Meeting on Tuesday next   Feb.  23rd at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

LENTEN CONFESSIONS: Presentation Secondary School on Tuesday next (Feb. 23rd at 9.00 a.m. & Wednesday next (Feb. 24th93) at St. Michael’s College at  9.00 a.m.

 

KILLOCRIM FIRST CONFESSIONS: will take place on Wednesday next Feb. 24th in the School at 8pm.

 

BOYS’S SCHOOL FIRST CONFESSIONS:  will take place on Thursday 25th at 8.00 pm.

 

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday next at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place next  weekend at the Saturday Vigil Mass.  The parents in charge of this month are asked to meet Canon Declan on Thursday evening next in the Presbytery at 6.00 p.m.

 

EVENING  OF REFLECTION FOR PARISH READERS & MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST  will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday night next 25th Feb. at Ardfert Retreat Centre, 8.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. – Speaker: Paul Montgomery, Chaplain at Causeway Comp. School. We invite any of our own above Ministers to come along for a lovely night of Prayer.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: on Friday night next (Feb. 26th) at 7.00 p.m. and ending before 7.30 p.m. This Friday will be special as it will be led by the young people from Listowel Presentation Secondary School. We thank them. While all are invited a special invitation is to our young people. We would love to have you.

 

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL meet on Friday night next Feb. 26th at  8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the church. Please take one home. Many thanks.

 

FRIDAY’S GENERAL ELECTION: We bring to your attention the statement from the Bishop Ray on next Friday’s General Election. Copies are at the at the back of the Church and is also available on the Diocesan website  www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

REMINDER PARISH BOXES 2016: We thank all of you who picked up their boxes last weekend. We ask those who have as yet to pick up their new box which begin in March or new householders wishing to register to call to the Sacristy after any mass this weekend or Parish Office during the coming week during Office hours.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

 

 

 

“24 HOURS FOR THE LORD HOSTED BY

 

 LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY PASTORAL AREAS”

 

Just two weeks away before our 24 hours Adoration marking the Jubilee Year of Mercy. It is taking place here at St. Mary’s Church – beginning with the First Friday Mass, March 5th at 7.00 p.m.  – and continuing with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament right throughout the night and ending before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening (March 5th ) at 7.00 p.m. Fr. Kevin McNamara P.P. Moyvane will be our guest speaker. There will be a priest available for Confessions throughout the 24 hour period. We invite parishioners from both Pastoral Areas to volunteer to spend at least an hour over the 24 hour period at the Adoration. Please put your name on Master Sheet with Denise in the Parish Office and will be at the back of the church next weekend at all masses. You may also phone her at 21188.  This is a very special opportunity of grace for our Parish to celebrate the Mercy of God for us and to highlight the ‘Love & Mercy of God’ in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE on this Sunday afternoon (Feb. 21st )  at 2.30pm. in Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

LISTOWEL  PIONEERS:  Any adults interested in re-activating the Listowel Pioneer Centre, or becoming new members, are invited to attend a meeting, in the Parish Meeting Room, on Thursday next, 25th February at 7.00pm.  It is hoped that a separate night for teenagers and young people, who are interested in becoming Pioneers, will be organised in the near future.

 

ST. PATRICK’S HALL AGM will take place on Tuesday 1st March at 6.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.

 

KILLOCRIM COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT SCHEME A public meeting will be held at Killocrim School on this Monday (Feb. 22nd )  at 6.45pm. to discuss a Text Alert Scheme for the locality. Sgt. Paula Kennelly - Listowel Garda Station and Gerry Dugan will attend to advice residents of the benefits of the scheme.

 

CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF MERCY, Fr. Séamus O’Connell will give a presentation on Luke's Gospel on Friday next Feb 26th at St. Brendan’s Centre - Tralee More info: 064 6632644 

 

 

 

KILLOCRIM N.S. WILL HOLD AN OPEN DAY for prospective new pupils and their parents on Thursday, February 25th

 

at 1p.m. All are welcome. Enrolment forms are available by contacting the school on 068 40419

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR are asking the people that won hampers if they would like to recycle the baskets the hampers came in.  The bazaar would appreciate them. Please contact Billy on 22131 to arrange to pick the baskets up.   

 

LISTOWEL WILL HOST THIS YEARS FLEADH NA MUMHAN (MUNSTER FLEADH) from 12th to 17th July. A public meeting will be held in Christy's The Well, The Square Listowel on Monday 22nd February at 8pm. The officers will give a progress update and need the help of the public in running this prestige event. We invite everyone to attend.

 

A NIGHT OF MUSICAL MELODIES & LAUGHS GALORE! At the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Friday 4th March at 8pm. Fundraiser for Lisselton National School. Tickets €12.

 

AWARE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 8pm. Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

 

RALLY FOR LIFE: The first ever Munster Rally for Life will take place on Saturday February 27th, See www.munsterrallyforlife.com. Tel: 085 8555095.RALLY FOR LIFE - SATURDAY 27TH FEB AT 2PM.  Assemble at the Grand Parade in Cork. With the upcoming election likely to be followed by a Referendum it is important that one should celebrate life and show that life is a treasure, a gift. TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FUNDRAISING BINGO afternoon on Sunday the 28th of February at 2.00PM in the school.  All funds raised will go towards furnishing the new fitness suite that has just been built.  Books can be pre paid through the school office or at the door.  A single books cost €10 and a double book costs €15.

 

DYSLEXIA/DYSPRAXIA GROUP will hold their monthly meetings at Listowel Family Resource Centre on the first Wednesday.

 

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID CLASSES Names are being taken for occupational first aid classes to commence shortly at Listowel Family Resource centre, contact 068 n23584 for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

 

 

 

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

Fr. Kevin P.P. Presbytery 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

 

 

 

                                                                                              EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0                                             Could there be

 

 

 

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                                  

 

 

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat 13th Feb and Sun 14th Feb

 

 

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      13th     7.30pm          Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:            Sun      14th    10.00am          Pat & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna

 

 

 

MOYVANE:               Sun      14th    11.00am          Mairade Moore, Keylod (Anni)

 

 

 

Weekday Masses: Monday 15th Feb to Sunday 21st Feb                                   

 

 

 

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

Mon     15th      10.00am       Lenten Mass with Reflection

 

 

 

                                      Tues    16th      10.00am       Stations of the Cross with Fr. Kevin

 

 

 

                                                                                                Holy Communion/Blessing after Stations

 

 

 

Wed      17th      7.30am       Lenten Mass- Especially for workers, secondary

 

 

 

                                                school students, families & All.

 

 

 

   7.30pm      Dan O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

 

 

 

                                    Thurs  18th      10.00am       Lenten Mass with Reflection        

 

 

 

                                                Fri       19th       7.30pm        Emmet Leahy, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Sat      20th        7.30pm        James Fitzmaurice, Lr. Augrim & Dublin (Anni)

 

 

 

Sun     21st       11.00am        Jack & Mary Guiney & sons William, Jim & John

 

 

 

                                                                                                & Dec members of the Enright Family, Moyvane South

 

 

 

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

Mon     15th       7.45pm       Lenten Mass with Reflection

 

 

 

Tues  16th       7.30pm         Lenten Mass

 

 

 

Thurs  18th      7.00pm         Stations of the Cross with Fr. Kevin

 

 

 

                                                Followed by Mass

 

 

 

Fri       19th        7.30am        Lenten Mass- Especially for workers, secondary

 

 

 

                                                school students, families & All.

 

 

 

Sun      21st       10.00am       Timothy & Martha O’Sullivan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna

 

PARISH NOTICES:

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Mossie Brick ( 087/9473317. Emergencies only.

 

 

 

ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

 

 

LOURDES HELPERS:  You contributed  €1,471.20 to the second collection last weekend.  Our sincere thanks to our young speakers Liam Corridan, Murhur and Thomas White, Athea (past pupil of Tarbert Comprehensive School, as was Liam as well).  Both are going as helpers to Lourdes this September, please God.  I thank them for the generous witness they give in taking on this work and the lovely way they practice their Catholic Faith.  May I thank all for such a generous response to this collection.    The money has been forward to the Diocese.

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Deirdre and Gerard Roche & Family Glin Road on the death of Deirdre’s mother Joan Bowes, l/o Tipperary Town.  Funeral Mass Feb 13th in Tipperary Town.  May she Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES: continues this Monday evening in Knockanure Community Centre @ 7pm.

 

 

 

Bring books and letters.  No need for candles. Full attendance is appreciated - Keep it up.

 

 

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE:  Any parent wishing to enrol a Junior Infant pupil in this school for school year 2016-2017 is invited to call to the school this week between 9.30 – 12.30 to collect an enrolment form.  The completed forms must be returned to the school by the 16th of March.

 

 

 

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MURHUR N.S:  The school would appreciate any old school class photos from 1975 onwards.  Please contact the school if you have any photos.  All photos will be returned safely.

 

 

 

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD:  St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, will host adoration for 24 hours commencing on Fri 4th March from 7pm until 6pm on Sat 5th.  Confessors will be available for confession for the entire 24 hours.

 

 

 

FROM THE DEVIL’S PERSPECTIVE:

 

 

 

(I’m out of uniform today, no red suit, pointy tail or pitchfork, so you mightn’t recognize me.  Let me introduce myself.  My name is “I’m Devil”, but you can call me Devil for short.  You know I had an inkling all along that God was up to something.   Angels don’t appear to virgins every day, not to mention all that hullabaloo in Bethlehem – Shepherds, wise men and Angel’s choirs – very odd indeed.  And then that time when He stayed behind in the Temple scaring His parents half to death.  All that talk at 12 years of age being in His Father’s House.  Adolescents can be so infuriating.  So far so good – at least for God.  But I was waiting and then it came.  First the Baptism in the Jordan, then led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness.  Well, I had Jesus just where I wanted Him.  For forty days, Jesus ate nothing.   Can you imagine!  So I tried the hungry angle – turned stones into bread.  He looked me right in the eye and reminded me as Moses once did:  “Man does not live on bread alone”.  I caught on – the issue wasn’t bread at all.  It was reliance upon God to sustain and provide.  Next, I tried something more subtle – power.  Oh, many of you fall for it.  I led Him to a summit, an endless view.  Would He worship me if I handed all this over to Him.  Do you know what He said?  “It is written, worship the Lord your God and serve only Him”.  I forgot about all those commandments.  Shot down twice, so I took Him to the pinnacle of the Temple quoting scripture, that Angels would protect Him should He hurl Himself down.  Defeat again – He answered:  “It is said, do not put the Lord your God to the test”.  I had to go away with my tail between my legs, three times defeated.  But I’ll be back, our paths will cross again.  I’ll nail Him yet – Ah – “cross”, “nail” – now there’s an idea.  Watch this space…..)

 

 

 

And for God sake watch that the Devil doesn’t dishearten you these Lenten days.  Since Ash Wednesday, we are flying after such a prayerful start to this joyous Season.  Let’s keep it going this week.

 

 

 

OUR JOYFUL SEASON OF LENT IS GOING EXCELLENTLY:

 

 

 

Very many thanks to all who are putting in that extra effort in celebrating Lent 2016.  We have just had beautiful, grace filled days to start our 40 days.  Early morning Masses, together with our Healing Mass and great attendances for all three Ash Wednesday Masses was a joy and blessing to behold.  I must confess I have found the last number of days most uplifting – thank you for your prayerful presence and fantastic support.  As I said last week, this joyful season of Lent presents with many delightful choices.  So for this coming week our Lenten choices are as follows:

 

 

 

MOYVANE                                                                           KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

Mon  10.00am Lenten Mass with Reflection                              Mon 7.45pm  Lenten Mass with Reflection

 

 

 

Tues 10.00am Stations of the Cross -led by                             Tues 7.30pm Lenten Mass

 

 

 

Fr. Kevin-Holy Communion/Blessing                     Thurs 7.00pm Stations of the Cross                           after the Stations.                                                                                    led by Fr. Kevin followed by

 

 

 

Wed  7.30am Lenten Mass – Especially for workers,                                       Lenten Mass

 

 

 

 secondary school students, families and All.      Fri 7.30am    Lenten Mass – Especially for

 

 

 

Thurs 10.00am Lenten Mass with Reflection                                                            workers, secondary school

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    students, families and All.

 

 

 

With all of the above – you have a wide choice of celebrations.  If you can only come to one that’s fine….. but please reflect and take time in making this first week of Lent a time to journey with Jesus.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

 

 

“5K A DAY” PRESENTATION THIS SUNDAY: This fundraiser which was so well supported and very successfully run in spite of the awful weather comes to a close this Sunday.  After Mass the final 5K run/walk/jog will take place (weather permitting).  The Stack brothers are hoping to join the 5K.  A presentation will take place also.  Very many thanks to all who supported the 30 days and did the 5K.  All welcome on Sunday.

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE C.C:  Fashion show Feb 19th 8pm in Listowel Arms.  Tickets €10 each.  Also free computer classes are starting on Wednesday 24th February.  Info ( 068/49799.

 

 

 

BINGO FUNDRAISER:  Tarbert Comp Sun 28th Feb @ 2pm in the School.  Funds raised for Fitness Suite.

 

 

 

CLOUNMACON CENTENARY FILM 1978:  A film of reminiscence where all ages from Clounmacon and Moyvane are feature will be shown in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel on Fri next 19th @ 8pm.  Also screened on the night “Seven Days Trial” set in Kerry in the 60’s.  Lots of spot prizes on the night.  Your support would be greatly appreciated as this is a fundraiser for the Clounmacon Reunion Class of 1962. ( Leo 087/6955721.

 

 

 

SMARITIANS:  An information evening for new recruits Manor West, Tralee, Thurs 18th Feb @ 8pm.

 

 

 

      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel News.

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  13th     – 21st  FEBUARY    

 

Saturday

 

       13th                Michael Barrett, Dirha East, Months Mind /

 

Dan Mulvihill, Coolaclarig  Months Mind & Ann Mulvihill, Coolaclarig, 1st Anniversary /

 

Robert McElligott, Convent St.  /Celia Doyle, Lartigue Village / Bridget Walsh, Greenville Miriam Carey, Convent St. & Deceased Family /

 

Maurice & Lena Hannon, The Square /

 

Bryan McMahon , Church St.      7pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

14th      Mary (Mai) Morrissey nee O’Connor, Dublin late of Bolton’s Cross, Recently Deceased /

 

Maisie, Tadhg,  Daniel  & Eileen McCarthy, Duagh / William Harnett, Church Street            9.00am

 

                Jack & Molly Nolan, Aviation Drive           11.00am

 

Mon 15th            Ian McCarthy, Derrindaffe, Duagh /

 

Sinead Collins nee Curtin, Feale Drive &

 

Hannah Curtin nee Barry, St. Brendan’s Tce.        10.30am

 

Tues 16th            John & Hannah Regan, Knockane /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 17th                                                            Claire O Donnell, Charles St. 1st Anniversary        10.30am

 

Thurs 18th                                           Elizabeth Barrett, Fieldview, Birthday Rem. /

 

Tom Relihan, Bedford    10.30am

 

Friday19th           Daniel & Catherine O Flaherty, Cahirdown            10.30am

 

                Stations  of the Cross     7.00pm

 

 Saturday

 

20th       Maura & Michael Chapman, Greenville  10.30am

 

                Ellen Eileen O Connor, St. Teresa’s Clieveragh,  Months Mind /

 

Sarah Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tce. /

 

Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Drive & Charles St. /

 

William McMahon, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

 

Mossie Walsh, The Square /

 

Peggy Harnett, Ennismore /

 

Denis & Julia Herlihy, Clonkeen & Listowel            Vigil 7pm

 

 Sunday

 

21st                        Hannah Walsh, Church Street     9.00am

 

                 Jerry Hurley, Bedford, Months Mind      11.00am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Feb., 14th Fr.   Mossie Brick 0879473317   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend & The Lourdes Helpers Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATH Bridie Flaherty, died in London, late of Red Cottages.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Claire O Donnell, Charles St. 1st Anniversary / John Carrig, Tarbert / Timmy Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. / Anne O Sullivan, Charles St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the church. Please collect your envelope which contains all the info on this year’s campaign. All your Lenten offering which help the poorest of the poor in the Third World can be returned to the church during Holy.

 

TROCAIRE VISIT: Last year in 2015 Listowel Parish was most generous in contributing  €7,952.00 to Trócaire. We are very privileged that the Executive Director Mr. Eamonn Meehan is going to visit us next weekend, and speak at all of our Masses to thank you personally and give us an up-date on Trócaire current work.  Your generosity is most appreciated. Many Thanks

 

PIONEER LENTEN CHALLENGE! Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent.  Make your Lenten pledge by visiting www.pioneerassociation.ie and joining online or by contacting your local Pioneer centre representative or Parish Office on 068-21188. Take this opportunity to help someone you know/love with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for their freedom and well-being.

 

‘EARTH WEEK’ PROJECT ON BIODIVERSITY (DIOCESE OF KERRY)  -  information meeting will be held in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room on Wednesday next  (17 February) at 7.30pm  to explain the Biodiversity project and provide practical help to get it started, whether at home, our gardens etc. So bring along your ideas, questions and rough maps of the spaces you hope to make more biodiversity rich and pollinator friendly. Everyone is welcome: . Organised by the Diocesan JPIC Committee and Kerry Co. Council Further info:  www.dioceseofkerry.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Friday night next (Feb. 19th ) at 7.00 p.m. lead by our Ministers of Prayer ending before 7.30 p.m. This is just a small way that we can focus on the meaning of Lent culminating the Holy Week ceremonies in preparation for Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF MERCY, Fr. Séamus O’Connell will give a presentation on Luke's Gospel. On Friday Feb 26th, he will explore Jesus as Mediator of Mercy in the Gospel of Luke in St. Brendan's Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St. Tralee. Starting at 7.30pm and finishing by 9.30pm, the cost is €5 per night, and places may be booked at 064 6632644 or pastoralcentre@dioceseofkerry.ie .

 

 

 

REMINDER PARISH BOXES 2016: Denise (Parish Secretary) will be available at all masses this weekend with the new boxes at the back of the church after each mass. We would ask you to collect your own personal box.  You need your box number as they are organised in numerical order. If you are not already registered she can also organise a box for your household. Thanks for your co-operation.

 

 

 

 

 

“24 HOURS FOR THE LORD IN LISTOWEL”

 

This is the third year of this initiative by Pope Francis.  He speaks of it in paragraph 17 of Misericordiae Vultus, the Face of Mercy. Bishop Ray has invited  two parishes in the Diocese (Listowel & Caherciveen ) to have the 24 hours Adoration with priests available for Confession throughout the twenty four hours.  It is on Friday and Saturday, 5th/6th March.  It is an opportunity to highlight the Sacrament both in Lent and as a major part of the Holy Year of Mercy. More details later.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LISTOWEL ALZHEIMERS GROUP Annual Church Gate collection will take place next weekend 20th & 21st Feb.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE on Sunday 21st February at 2.30pm. in the Arms Hotel.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE AGM  will be held in the centre on Wednesday 2nd March at 7.30pm.

 

LISTOWEL BAZZAR AGM Friday 19th Feb. at 7.30 in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

TRIP TO SCOTLAND: Edinburg Monday, 27th June to Friday, July 1st 2016 with Maureen Harty and Premier Travel. Further details on Poster at back of the church or phone 066-7131328

 

RALLY FOR LIFE: The first ever Munster Rally for Life will take place on Saturday February 27th, See www.munsterrallyforlife.com. Tel: 085 8555095.RALLY FOR LIFE - SATURDAY 27TH FEB AT 2PM.  Assemble at the Grand Parade in Cork. With the upcoming election likely to be followed by a Referendum it is important that one should celebrate life and show that life is a treasure, a gift.

 

LISTOWEL WILL HOST THIS YEARS FLEADH NA MUMHAN (MUNSTER FLEADH) from 12th to 17th July. A public meeting will be held in Christy's The Well, The Square Listowel on Monday 22nd February at 8pm. The officers will give a progress update and need the help of the public in running this prestige event. We invite everyone to attend

 

KERRY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES is pleased to invite interested parties to a public event in the Ashe Hotel, Tralee on Thursday 18th February 10am – 1pm.  Guest speaker Michael Ryan will speak about Recovery Principles as well as his own experience of recovery from mental ill-health. Representatives from Kerry Peer Support Network, a group of volunteers who provide support for individuals on their journey from mental distress to recovery, will also present.

 

AWARE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 8pm. Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

 

KERRY SAMARITANS WILL BE RECRUITING NEW VOLUNTEERS There will be information evenings on Wednesday, 17th February in the KDYS, Killarney at 8 p.m.  and on Thursday, 18th February in Manor West Hotel, Tralee at 8 p.m. Samaritans provide emotional support in a confidential and non-judgmental place for people who may be in distress, despairing or suicidal by being available 24 hours a day to listen to our callers. Anyone can talk to Samaritans, at any time, about whatever's getting to them. We're just ordinary people who give up our time to listen. Samaritans can be contacted at any time by calling our free call helpline on 116 123. We also offer outreach talks for community groups and these can be arranged by request.  We wish to thank you for all your support and help in the past as our work depends on and would not be possible without the generosity of the people of Kerry. 

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FUNDRAISING BINGO afternoon on Sunday the 28th of February at 2.00PM in the school.  All funds raised will go towards furnishing the new fitness suite that has just been built.  Books can be pre paid through the school office or at the door.  A single books cost €10 and a double book costs €15.

 

NORTH KERRY WIND TURBINE AWARENESS GROUP: All running candidates and current councillors have been invited to attend a public meeting on the proposed Ballyhorgan Wind Farm and an update on its current position.  Dromclough School, Thursday 18th February, 8.30pm.

 

DYSLEXIA/DYSPRAXIA GROUP will hold their monthly meetings at Listowel Family Resource Centre on the first Wednesday.

 

PUBLIC MEETING:  A public meeting has  been organised by Right 2 Water Kerry Community Group in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7.30pm. on Wednesday 17th February. All election candidates have been invited and everyone is invited to attend to put their questions forward. This event has been organised by the community for the community. Hope to see you all there.

 

NEWSLETTER INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

 

Fr. Kevin P.P. Presbytery 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

 

                                                                                              EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

 

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                             

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 30th to Sun Jan 31st

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      30th      7.30pm          Ned Moore, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      31st     10.00am          Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

MOYVANE:               Sun      31th     11.00am          Margaret & Connie Shine, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Weekday Masses: Monday 1st February to Sunday 7th February                                    

 

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon       1st        9.30am        Mass of St. Brigid – with Murhur N.S

 

                                                                                                Suzie Maguire, UK (Rec Dec) Blessing of throats

 

                                                                           7.30pm        Enrolment ceremony for Confirmation candidates                                                                                                                                                No Mass – all are welcome.       

 

                                    Wed       3rd     7.30pm        Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats)

 

                                                                                    Patrick Moran, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                    Fri          5th       7.30pm      Patrick Curtin, Aughrim (Months Mind)

 

                                                Sat         6th     7.30pm        Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                                                & Deceased Family Members.

 

                                                Sun         7th     11.00am        Catherine Hudson, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

 

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Tues      2nd      7.30pm         Mass for improvement in the weather

 

                                                Candlemas Day (Blessing of candles)

 

Wed      3rd     10.00am        Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats)

 

                                                Sr. Rita Donegan, Castleisland & l/o Kilbaha (Rec Dec)

 

Sun       7th     10.00am        Tim Leahy, Kilrush & l/o Carrueragh (Rec Dec)

PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Noel Spring ( 087/2935969. Emergencies only.

 

ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Sunday 4pm – 5pm & Wed 10am – 7pm.  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses next weekend 6th/7th February in aid of Lourdes Helpers.

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.   

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To son Ivan, brother Denis and family, cousins and friends on the death of Emma O’Brien (nee Holly) whose funeral took place last Monday.  Emma’s Months Mind Mass will be Saturday 27th February at 7.30pm in Moyvane.   To the Fitzmaurice Family, Aughrim and the Kearney Family, Moyvane South on the death of their cousin Patrick Cunningham, Dublin.  And to Eamon Whyte and Family, Lissaniskea on the death of his uncle Rev. Mon.  Eamon Whyte l/o USA and Rathea.  Funeral arrangements later.

 

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID: A special Mass to celebrate our Patroness Saint of Ireland, St. Brigid, will take place in Moyvane Church on Monday @ 9.30pm.  All the children from Murhur School will be attending; we encourage and invite their families, young and old, who can attend to join us for this special celebration.  Blessing of the throats will be available afterwards especially for the children and for anyone who wishes to avail of this blessing.   Be mindful that on Wednesday there will be blessing of throats in both Churches.

 

CANDLEMAS DAY – PRESENTATION OF THE LORD:  Candles can be purchased from the Parish Office from today (Friday 29th) and before the Vigil Mass on Saturday (7pm – 7.20pm) and after Mass and after Sun morning Mass.  Please bring these candles to Mass on Tues evening in Knockanure @ 7.30pm to be blessed.

 

YEAR OF MERCY DIOCESAN COLLECTION DAY: An afternoon of reflection on the theme of ‘MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER: LIVING THE YEAR OF MERCY’.  It will be led by Dr. Edward Sri, well known international Catholic speaker and author.  It takes place in Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli Cork on Sunday next 7th from 3pm to 6.30pm.   Further information from 086/2420240.

 

                                                        RELATIONSHIPS                

 

Relationships – of all kinds – are like sand held in your hand.  Held loosely with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.  The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers.  You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled.  A relationship is like that, held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact.  But hold too tightly, too possessively and the relationship slips away and is lost.

 

LET THE HOLY SPIRIT IN!

 

A priest giving a retreat in a secondary school asked the group “How can I get the air out of this glass that I have here in my hand?”  “Suck it out with a pump”, came one reply, but the priest replied, “Surely that would create a vacuum and shatter the glass!”.  Finally, after very many suggestions, the priest picked up a jug of water and quietly filled the glass with water.  “There”, he said, “all the air is now removed”.  He then spoke about allowing God’s Holy Spirit to take full possession of our lives, directing and inspiring us as we journey on our path to eternal life.  Our Parish will start our confirmation programme (“You Shall Be My Witnesses”), this Monday.  It is designed to prepare, help and give blessings and encouragement to our 29 candidates who will be confirmed (God willing) on April 29th in Moyvane Church.  Your prayerful support is very much appreciated for all involved.  Thank You.  We must never forget the presence and power of God.  As our young people prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, my prayer and deepest wish for them is that they will allow the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide them in finding their own unique path in life.  Enrolment ceremony this Monday evening in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm.

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST: will be in the Marian Hall on Thursday 4th Feb @ 10.30am.  Book with Eileen Quinn ( 49472.

 

CARE OF THE AGED: Meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday 1st Feb @ 7.30pm.

 

ANAM CARA: is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry (weather dependent). All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

LADIES FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Knockanure/Tarbert Ladies GAA Club wish to thank all for their very generous support towards their recent Pub Quiz.  Many thanks to Brosnan’s Bar & all who donated spot prizes.

 

REGISTRATION:  Ladies football U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 will be held after 11am Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 7th February in the Marian Hall.

 

ACTIVE RETIRMENT KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  The monthly social activity will take place on Monday 8th February at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  To help with dinner count please ring the office on 49799.  Dinner plus entertainment €10.  New members welcome.

 

A HELP DURING LENT:  The Diocese are having various talks and lectures during Lent.  Information can be attained from www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

INCLUSION IN NEWSLETTER:  As you are aware we have a section asking for prayers and sympathy for the recently deceased from within the Parish and outside the Parish.  We offer our sympathy and prayerful support to the living members of their family in the Parish.  As obituary notices do not always include extended family members, it is important that you give your name and information to the Parish Office.

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK:

 

This week is Catholic Schools Week.  Its theme is Catholic School:  Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy.

 

Each day this week has a specific theme for reflection which goes as follows:

Monday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am kind and compassionate.

 

Tuesday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I forgive and make-up.

 

Wednesday:  Grandparents are the face of God’s Mercy.

 

Thursday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am fair and just.

 

Friday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I live like Jesus.

 

Lets keep all who are involved in our Catholic Schools in our prayers this week.

 

February 11th is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day for the Sick.

 

      

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                 

MASSES THIS WEEK  30th     – 7th FEBUARY    

Saturday

       30th                Betty McCarthy nee McElligott, Convent St. /

PJ Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce. & Dublin /

Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

Bridget Brosnan, Behins /

Eileen & John O’Connell, Ballygologue rd.,

Kitty Moore, Feale Drive, Mary & Johnny Dunworth, Moyvane & Deceased Members of the Hughes Family, Dublin                7pm

Vigil

Sunday

31st        Agnes, Denis & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

Sergeant Andy Treacy & Mary Ann, Seamus & Kevin, Charles St 9.00am

                Winifred Millward & Deceased Family Members, Lartigue Village              11.00am

Mon 1st               Feast of St. Brigid             10.30am

Tues 2nd              Candlemas Day: Blessing of Candles

Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown   10.30am

Wed 3rd                                                               Feast of St. Blaise – Blessing of Throats

Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch       10.30am

Thurs 4th                                             10.30am

First Friday  5th                 Teresa Wolfe, Listowel / Noel & Harriet Blount, Cambridge, England Late of Meath & Dublin, both Recently Deceased               10.30am

                John Doyle, Clounmacon              7.00pm

 

 Saturday

6th         Bridget (Bridie) Kelliher, O’Connell’s Ave. /

Patsy & Chris Walsh, Market St. /

Edward Brennan, Colbert St.  & Switzerland 1st Ann.  / Nelly McCarthy, Stokers Lawn, 1st Ann.   10.30am

                Marina Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

Joe Scanlon, Dirha Cottages & Middlesex, 1st Anniversary & Maurice & Agnes Scanlon & Deceased Family / Mary Regan, Dromin /

Margaret (Madge) O’Donoghue, Asdee /

John Keane, Ballygrennan /

Martin Whelan, Finuge  Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

7th         People of the Parish       9.00am

                Nellie & Jack Stack, Glenoe          11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 31st    Fr. Spring   0872935969   (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

RECENT DEATHS  Jerry Hurley, Bedford / Maurice Enright, Feale Drive & Woodford / Mary Morrissey (nee O’Connor, Dublin late of  Skehenerin. / Maire McKenna, London late of Bridge Rd.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John & Julia Stack, Killocrim / Martin O Quigley, Church St. / Murish Bunyan, Convent Cross / Edward Brennan, Colbert St.  & Switzerland 1st Ann. / Patricia Kearney, Clieveragh Pk.

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CATHOLICS SCHOOL WEEK: is being celebrated in all of our Schools this week. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Challenged to proclaim God’s Mercy:  marking our Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. God is a God of mercy, a God of Love and compassion who forgives all. Each school have their own celebrations exploring how our children can be the face of God’s mercy and will include marking Grandparents Day also.

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID:  Monday next – February 1st

NEW IRISH CATECHISM CLASSES given by Fr. Sheehy at Parish Meeting Room starting on this Monday, Feb. 1st. Still has a few vacancies if  interested contact the Parish Office

CANDLEMAS DAY  Tuesday next Feb. 2nd the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Candles for use during the coming year in the church or if parishioners wish to have their own candles blessed – bring along to the 10.30am Mass when they will be blessed.  The pupils and staff of St. Michael’s College are joining us and participating at this mass as part of Catholic Schools Week.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE & BLESSING OF THROATS  is taking place on Wednesday, 3rd February.  Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 10.30am. All are welcome!

PARISH LITURGY GROUP MEETING: in the Presbytery at on this Wednesday night at 8.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

ANNUAL RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday February 3rd at 8pm. If interested contact Matt, 21420, Michael, 21596, Mossie, 21725, Michael, 21168, Bernard, 22942, John, 0861617528 & Mary 0874138371.

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons next. The Parish Office will make contact as to the time of his arrival.  Anybody new, who wishes a visit contact the Parish Office,.

CONFESSIONS: on Thurs. & Sat. after the 10.30a.m. Mass.

FIRST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY: is Friday next (Feb. 5th). Usual Masses at 10.30 a.m. which will be followed by a ‘cuppa’ in the Meeting Room & Evening Mass at 7.00pm

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD  will take place next weekend at Vigil Mass on Saturday & at 11.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday

LOURDES HELPERS ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION  takes place at all Masses next weekend Sat. 6th  & Sun. 7th  Feb. after communion. This supports the many young helpers travelling.

 

STATEMENT FROM LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL

RE: CHANGE IN VIGIL MASS TIME:

As part of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2016 – 2020, Bishop Ray is currently meeting the priests and members of the 12 Area Pastoral Councils throughout the Diocese.  He met with the Listowel Area Pastoral Council and the priests on Monday 18th January, 2016 (The Listowel Area Pastoral Council includes the parishes of Listowel, Lixnaw, Duagh and Moyvane).  One of the areas needing to be addressed is the synchronising of masses within the Pastoral area.  There is now only one Priest in each of the 4 Parishes and the synchronising of masses within the Pastoral Areas will allow for a Priest to offer cover to one of his colleagues in the event of a Priest being sick or on holidays.  While we have been very fortunate within the Pastoral Area to have the help of a number of retired Priests, in the long term relying on the retired Priests is not sustainable.  Following the meeting which took place on 18th January, 2016 it has now been proposed that the number of weekend masses within the Pastoral Area will remain the same for the moment, namely, 13 masses.  For Listowel Parish the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council has decided to bring forward the Saturday evening Vigil Mass to 6.15 p.m..  Our Mass times on Sunday will remain the same as now with Masses at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.  Once the schedule of Masses has been agreed in the other Parishes we will publish a schedule of the Mass times for the Pastoral Area in the newsletter.  The schedule of Mass times will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the individual Parish Pastoral Councils.  The above change in Listowel Parish will take effect on Saturday, 2nd April, 2016 (weekend after Easter). While we appreciate that the above decision may not suit everyone, we would ask for your co-operation and prayers in dealing with the changing face of the Diocese.                 Many Thanks & God Bless

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CALLING ALL PRAYER GROUPS OF THE DIOCESE: A day of prayer is planned for Saturday March 12th 2016 in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney.   The main goal of the day is to unite all prayer groups from across the diocese.  A meeting will be held in the Presbytery, Park Road, Killarney on Sat 6th of February at 3pm. If anyone is interested in helping out in any way we'd appreciate your attendance.  For further information please contact Thady 087-2626187.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE are holding there A.G.M. on Tuesday 2nd February at 7.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall, William St. Volunteers urgently needed so please come along and support this very deserving cause. Thank you.

SCOIL RÉALTA NA MAIDINE Listowel Boy’s School open day, Wednesday 3rd February from 11am. to 12.30pm. Parents & Prospective Students are invited to view our school! Telephone 068-21994 / www.scoilrealta.ie / find us on Facebook Scoil Realta na Maidine.

DIOCESE OF KERRY EARTH WEEK:   17-24 April 2016. The Diocesan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee has chosen 'biodiversity' as the theme for Earth Week.  A meeting to explain how we can create diverse flower-rich habitats in our communities and help save our bees will be hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. Feb 2nd at 7.30pm.  More details, www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

 

 

 

       

NEWSLETTER INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

 

Fr. Kevin P.P. Presbytery 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

 

                                                                                              EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

 

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                             

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 30th to Sun Jan 31st

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      30th      7.30pm          Ned Moore, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      31st     10.00am          Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

MOYVANE:               Sun      31th     11.00am          Margaret & Connie Shine, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Weekday Masses: Monday 1st February to Sunday 7th February                                    

 

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon       1st        9.30am        Mass of St. Brigid – with Murhur N.S

 

                                                                                                Suzie Maguire, UK (Rec Dec) Blessing of throats

 

                                                                           7.30pm        Enrolment ceremony for Confirmation candidates                                                                                                                                                No Mass – all are welcome.       

 

                                    Wed       3rd     7.30pm        Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats)

 

                                                                                    Patrick Moran, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                    Fri          5th       7.30pm      Patrick Curtin, Aughrim (Months Mind)

 

                                                Sat         6th     7.30pm        Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                                                & Deceased Family Members.

 

                                                Sun         7th     11.00am        Catherine Hudson, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

 

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Tues      2nd      7.30pm         Mass for improvement in the weather

 

                                                Candlemas Day (Blessing of candles)

 

Wed      3rd     10.00am        Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats)

 

                                                Sr. Rita Donegan, Castleisland & l/o Kilbaha (Rec Dec)

 

Sun       7th     10.00am        Tim Leahy, Kilrush & l/o Carrueragh (Rec Dec)

PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Noel Spring ( 087/2935969. Emergencies only.

 

ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Sunday 4pm – 5pm & Wed 10am – 7pm.  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses next weekend 6th/7th February in aid of Lourdes Helpers.

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.   

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To son Ivan, brother Denis and family, cousins and friends on the death of Emma O’Brien (nee Holly) whose funeral took place last Monday.  Emma’s Months Mind Mass will be Saturday 27th February at 7.30pm in Moyvane.   To the Fitzmaurice Family, Aughrim and the Kearney Family, Moyvane South on the death of their cousin Patrick Cunningham, Dublin.  And to Eamon Whyte and Family, Lissaniskea on the death of his uncle Rev. Mon.  Eamon Whyte l/o USA and Rathea.  Funeral arrangements later.

 

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID: A special Mass to celebrate our Patroness Saint of Ireland, St. Brigid, will take place in Moyvane Church on Monday @ 9.30pm.  All the children from Murhur School will be attending; we encourage and invite their families, young and old, who can attend to join us for this special celebration.  Blessing of the throats will be available afterwards especially for the children and for anyone who wishes to avail of this blessing.   Be mindful that on Wednesday there will be blessing of throats in both Churches.

 

CANDLEMAS DAY – PRESENTATION OF THE LORD:  Candles can be purchased from the Parish Office from today (Friday 29th) and before the Vigil Mass on Saturday (7pm – 7.20pm) and after Mass and after Sun morning Mass.  Please bring these candles to Mass on Tues evening in Knockanure @ 7.30pm to be blessed.

 

YEAR OF MERCY DIOCESAN COLLECTION DAY: An afternoon of reflection on the theme of ‘MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER: LIVING THE YEAR OF MERCY’.  It will be led by Dr. Edward Sri, well known international Catholic speaker and author.  It takes place in Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli Cork on Sunday next 7th from 3pm to 6.30pm.   Further information from 086/2420240.

 

                                                        RELATIONSHIPS                

 

Relationships – of all kinds – are like sand held in your hand.  Held loosely with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.  The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers.  You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled.  A relationship is like that, held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact.  But hold too tightly, too possessively and the relationship slips away and is lost.

 

LET THE HOLY SPIRIT IN!

 

A priest giving a retreat in a secondary school asked the group “How can I get the air out of this glass that I have here in my hand?”  “Suck it out with a pump”, came one reply, but the priest replied, “Surely that would create a vacuum and shatter the glass!”.  Finally, after very many suggestions, the priest picked up a jug of water and quietly filled the glass with water.  “There”, he said, “all the air is now removed”.  He then spoke about allowing God’s Holy Spirit to take full possession of our lives, directing and inspiring us as we journey on our path to eternal life.  Our Parish will start our confirmation programme (“You Shall Be My Witnesses”), this Monday.  It is designed to prepare, help and give blessings and encouragement to our 29 candidates who will be confirmed (God willing) on April 29th in Moyvane Church.  Your prayerful support is very much appreciated for all involved.  Thank You.  We must never forget the presence and power of God.  As our young people prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, my prayer and deepest wish for them is that they will allow the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide them in finding their own unique path in life.  Enrolment ceremony this Monday evening in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm.

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST: will be in the Marian Hall on Thursday 4th Feb @ 10.30am.  Book with Eileen Quinn ( 49472.

 

CARE OF THE AGED: Meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday 1st Feb @ 7.30pm.

 

ANAM CARA: is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry (weather dependent). All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

LADIES FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Knockanure/Tarbert Ladies GAA Club wish to thank all for their very generous support towards their recent Pub Quiz.  Many thanks to Brosnan’s Bar & all who donated spot prizes.

 

REGISTRATION:  Ladies football U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 will be held after 11am Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 7th February in the Marian Hall.

 

ACTIVE RETIRMENT KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  The monthly social activity will take place on Monday 8th February at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  To help with dinner count please ring the office on 49799.  Dinner plus entertainment €10.  New members welcome.

 

A HELP DURING LENT:  The Diocese are having various talks and lectures during Lent.  Information can be attained from www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

INCLUSION IN NEWSLETTER:  As you are aware we have a section asking for prayers and sympathy for the recently deceased from within the Parish and outside the Parish.  We offer our sympathy and prayerful support to the living members of their family in the Parish.  As obituary notices do not always include extended family members, it is important that you give your name and information to the Parish Office.

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK:

 

This week is Catholic Schools Week.  Its theme is Catholic School:  Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy.

 

Each day this week has a specific theme for reflection which goes as follows:

Monday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am kind and compassionate.

 

Tuesday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I forgive and make-up.

 

Wednesday:  Grandparents are the face of God’s Mercy.

 

Thursday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am fair and just.

 

Friday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I live like Jesus.

 

Lets keep all who are involved in our Catholic Schools in our prayers this week.

 

February 11th is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day for the Sick.

 

      

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                 

MASSES THIS WEEK  30th     – 7th FEBUARY    

Saturday

       30th                Betty McCarthy nee McElligott, Convent St. /

PJ Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce. & Dublin /

Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

Bridget Brosnan, Behins /

Eileen & John O’Connell, Ballygologue rd.,

Kitty Moore, Feale Drive, Mary & Johnny Dunworth, Moyvane & Deceased Members of the Hughes Family, Dublin                7pm

Vigil

Sunday

31st        Agnes, Denis & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

Sergeant Andy Treacy & Mary Ann, Seamus & Kevin, Charles St 9.00am

                Winifred Millward & Deceased Family Members, Lartigue Village              11.00am

Mon 1st               Feast of St. Brigid             10.30am

Tues 2nd              Candlemas Day: Blessing of Candles

Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown   10.30am

Wed 3rd                                                               Feast of St. Blaise – Blessing of Throats

Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch       10.30am

Thurs 4th                                             10.30am

First Friday  5th                 Teresa Wolfe, Listowel / Noel & Harriet Blount, Cambridge, England Late of Meath & Dublin, both Recently Deceased               10.30am

                John Doyle, Clounmacon              7.00pm

 

 Saturday

6th         Bridget (Bridie) Kelliher, O’Connell’s Ave. /

Patsy & Chris Walsh, Market St. /

Edward Brennan, Colbert St.  & Switzerland 1st Ann.  / Nelly McCarthy, Stokers Lawn, 1st Ann.   10.30am

                Marina Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

Joe Scanlon, Dirha Cottages & Middlesex, 1st Anniversary & Maurice & Agnes Scanlon & Deceased Family / Mary Regan, Dromin /

Margaret (Madge) O’Donoghue, Asdee /

John Keane, Ballygrennan /

Martin Whelan, Finuge  Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

7th         People of the Parish       9.00am

                Nellie & Jack Stack, Glenoe          11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 31st    Fr. Spring   0872935969   (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

RECENT DEATHS  Jerry Hurley, Bedford / Maurice Enright, Feale Drive & Woodford / Mary Morrissey (nee O’Connor, Dublin late of  Skehenerin. / Maire McKenna, London late of Bridge Rd.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John & Julia Stack, Killocrim / Martin O Quigley, Church St. / Murish Bunyan, Convent Cross / Edward Brennan, Colbert St.  & Switzerland 1st Ann. / Patricia Kearney, Clieveragh Pk.

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CATHOLICS SCHOOL WEEK: is being celebrated in all of our Schools this week. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Challenged to proclaim God’s Mercy:  marking our Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. God is a God of mercy, a God of Love and compassion who forgives all. Each school have their own celebrations exploring how our children can be the face of God’s mercy and will include marking Grandparents Day also.

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID:  Monday next – February 1st

NEW IRISH CATECHISM CLASSES given by Fr. Sheehy at Parish Meeting Room starting on this Monday, Feb. 1st. Still has a few vacancies if  interested contact the Parish Office

CANDLEMAS DAY  Tuesday next Feb. 2nd the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Candles for use during the coming year in the church or if parishioners wish to have their own candles blessed – bring along to the 10.30am Mass when they will be blessed.  The pupils and staff of St. Michael’s College are joining us and participating at this mass as part of Catholic Schools Week.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE & BLESSING OF THROATS  is taking place on Wednesday, 3rd February.  Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 10.30am. All are welcome!

PARISH LITURGY GROUP MEETING: in the Presbytery at on this Wednesday night at 8.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

ANNUAL RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday February 3rd at 8pm. If interested contact Matt, 21420, Michael, 21596, Mossie, 21725, Michael, 21168, Bernard, 22942, John, 0861617528 & Mary 0874138371.

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons next. The Parish Office will make contact as to the time of his arrival.  Anybody new, who wishes a visit contact the Parish Office,.

CONFESSIONS: on Thurs. & Sat. after the 10.30a.m. Mass.

FIRST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY: is Friday next (Feb. 5th). Usual Masses at 10.30 a.m. which will be followed by a ‘cuppa’ in the Meeting Room & Evening Mass at 7.00pm

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD  will take place next weekend at Vigil Mass on Saturday & at 11.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday

LOURDES HELPERS ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION  takes place at all Masses next weekend Sat. 6th  & Sun. 7th  Feb. after communion. This supports the many young helpers travelling.

 

STATEMENT FROM LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL

RE: CHANGE IN VIGIL MASS TIME:

As part of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2016 – 2020, Bishop Ray is currently meeting the priests and members of the 12 Area Pastoral Councils throughout the Diocese.  He met with the Listowel Area Pastoral Council and the priests on Monday 18th January, 2016 (The Listowel Area Pastoral Council includes the parishes of Listowel, Lixnaw, Duagh and Moyvane).  One of the areas needing to be addressed is the synchronising of masses within the Pastoral area.  There is now only one Priest in each of the 4 Parishes and the synchronising of masses within the Pastoral Areas will allow for a Priest to offer cover to one of his colleagues in the event of a Priest being sick or on holidays.  While we have been very fortunate within the Pastoral Area to have the help of a number of retired Priests, in the long term relying on the retired Priests is not sustainable.  Following the meeting which took place on 18th January, 2016 it has now been proposed that the number of weekend masses within the Pastoral Area will remain the same for the moment, namely, 13 masses.  For Listowel Parish the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council has decided to bring forward the Saturday evening Vigil Mass to 6.15 p.m..  Our Mass times on Sunday will remain the same as now with Masses at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.  Once the schedule of Masses has been agreed in the other Parishes we will publish a schedule of the Mass times for the Pastoral Area in the newsletter.  The schedule of Mass times will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the individual Parish Pastoral Councils.  The above change in Listowel Parish will take effect on Saturday, 2nd April, 2016 (weekend after Easter). While we appreciate that the above decision may not suit everyone, we would ask for your co-operation and prayers in dealing with the changing face of the Diocese.                 Many Thanks & God Bless

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CALLING ALL PRAYER GROUPS OF THE DIOCESE: A day of prayer is planned for Saturday March 12th 2016 in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney.   The main goal of the day is to unite all prayer groups from across the diocese.  A meeting will be held in the Presbytery, Park Road, Killarney on Sat 6th of February at 3pm. If anyone is interested in helping out in any way we'd appreciate your attendance.  For further information please contact Thady 087-2626187.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE are holding there A.G.M. on Tuesday 2nd February at 7.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall, William St. Volunteers urgently needed so please come along and support this very deserving cause. Thank you.

SCOIL RÉALTA NA MAIDINE Listowel Boy’s School open day, Wednesday 3rd February from 11am. to 12.30pm. Parents & Prospective Students are invited to view our school! Telephone 068-21994 / www.scoilrealta.ie / find us on Facebook Scoil Realta na Maidine.

DIOCESE OF KERRY EARTH WEEK:   17-24 April 2016. The Diocesan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee has chosen 'biodiversity' as the theme for Earth Week.  A meeting to explain how we can create diverse flower-rich habitats in our communities and help save our bees will be hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. Feb 2nd at 7.30pm.  More details, www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

 

 

 

    

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Presbytery 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                                                                                             www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                                 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 23rd and Sun Jan 24th

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          23rd        7.30pm                Fr. Michael Buckley (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        24th       10.00am               Sick of the Parish (especially those in hospital)

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        24th       11.00am               Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Wednesday 27th  – Sunday 31st January                                    

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                                                Wed      27th          7.30pm              Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle (Anni)              

                                                Fri           29th          7.30pm              John Joe Hanrahan, Aughrim (1st Anni)

                                                                                   8.30pm              Anne Cunningham, Kilbaha (Months Mind)

                                Sat          30th          7.30pm              Ned Moore, Glenalappa (Anni)

                                Sun        31st          11.00am             Margaret & Connie Shine, Kilbaha (Anni)

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Sun        31st        10.00am               Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

                             PARISH NOTICES:

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr.Padraig Kennelly  087/2931064. Emergencies only.

ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Sunday 4pm – 5pm & Wed 10am – 7pm.  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.   

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Gerard, Anne and all the Leahy Family, Kilmorna and to the Finucane Family, Keylod on the death of Superintendent Garda Tim Leahy, Kilrush, West Clare.  May Tim Rest In Peace.

DO THIS IS MEMORY: We extend a warm welcome to our First Holy Communion children and their families for their special Masses this weekend. 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:  The Diocese are having a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Ray Browne on 30th October 2016 for 8 nights.  Direct flight from Shannon, coach transfers from Kerry.  Cost €1,575 sharing.  Enquires to Janice O’Sullivan  064/7758219 or e-mail joskdp@eircom.net – Limited availability.

PASTORAL AREA MEETING:  Rearranging Masses in the Pastoral Area-  Canon Declan our V.F. has suggested the following changes in Mass times:  LISTOWEL VIGIL moves from 7.30pm to 6.15pm.  MOYVANE SUNDAY 11am Mass moves to 12noon.  Please let me know pronto if this change is acceptable and practical because if the changes come in, they will be in place for the changing of the clocks at the end of March.

PARISH RADIO LINK: We have installed new transmitters in both Churches and upgraded the wiring plus new filling.  Please let us know how the signal is in your part of the Parish.  New radios can be purchased for €30.  Names to Jacqueline in the Parish Office if you need a radio.

WELCOME HOME SEÁN: Seάn Jones from Aughrim is back on mid-term from Maynooth.  Seάn, this is a very special year for you, your loving family and for all of us in the Parish. We are very proud of you.  Very many thanks for your generous and whole-hearted involvement in our Parish celebrations.  Seάn, please God will be ordained Deacon on the Feast of Corpus Christi in Maynooth, then later in the year, a date which needs to be finalized (near Christmas) Seάn will be ordained in Moyvane Church.  Now that’s something to look forward to.  Enjoy your break Seάn!

CONFIRMATION:  We have 29 young Parishioners for Confirmation.  The Sacrament will be celebrated on April 29th.  For the month of February we hope to have the following celebrations for our 29 candidates. 

Monday Feb 1st - Enrolment Ceremony – Moyvane Church @ 7.30pm.

Monday Feb 8th – You Shall Be My Witness  – Moyvane Church @ 7pm.

Monday Feb 15th – You Shall Be My Witness  – Knockanure Church @ 7pm.

Monday Feb 22nd – You Shall Be My Witness – Movie & Party @ 7pm – Venue to be confirmed. 

Saturday March 12th – Retreat in Ardfert Retreat Centre – 10am to 1pm.

MAKING FORGIVNESS REAL

A couple of days after President Kennedy was tragically gunned down in Dallas, Texas, a Presbyterian Church from the State of Michigan wrote to the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald.  They had heard that she wished to stay in America and learn English.  They took it upon themselves to write to her and invite her to come to their Community with the promise of finding her a home that she might get a fresh start on her life.  Unfortunately, many people both in the local Community and from around the Nation got wind of this plan and began writing many critical letters about their offer to this poor broken widow.   One person probably described the situation most correctly when she said; “I never heard of a Church doing anything like this before”.  She knew that forgiveness is not often found, even in a group of believers who could probably best be called and known as “sinners anonymous”.  Forgiveness is so hard.  The Minister began the painstaking job of answering each letter that came across his desk that was both unkind and critical of the Church’s response with great sensitivity.  He wrote a letter to each person saying that he fully understood their feelings and emotions about their efforts on behalf of Mrs. Oswald.  However, he ended each letter as follows:

“THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE NOT SHOWN US IS THAT WHAT WE HAVE DONE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DONE BY OUR LORD AND SAVOUR JESUS CHRIST”

Right now in your life is there someone that it would take a serious act of faith to forgive?  Are you seriously willing to try?  Or are you happy to leave things as they are?

 

“FROM HIS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE HE FORESAW HOW THINGS WOULD BE IN THE FUTURE”

Have you ever thought how our actions today can affect circumstances in the years ahead?  Can I place this story before you this weekend for your reflection, a story which illustrates a wonderful example of this:

Parishioner young was building a home in rural Ireland, and had reached the stage when he was planning the garden and lawns.  There was a lovely elderly gardener in the Parish and he sought his help.  The man gave the gardener instructions on where he wanted the apple and walnut trees to be planted.  The old gardener listened to the owner’s suggestions but did not follow them.   I have planted the walnut trees where you told me to put the apple trees, and vice versa”, he told the owner, “because when they are grown, the walnuts will shade the apple trees”.  From his wealth of experience he foresaw how the garden would be in year to come. 

It is very wise to look to the future and consider not just how things will affect us in our lifetime, but how they will affect others in generations to come. I couldn’t help but feel a sadness, and a poverty that all our “retired” Priests in our Pastoral Area, who are fantastically generous and helpful in all our Parishes, were not invited or indeed included in our Pastoral Area meeting with Bishop Ray Browne and Fr. Ger Godley on Monday evening last in Lixnaw.  Like the wise old gardener in the story, I for one, who am so new in North Kerry, would have cherished the wisdom, ideas and advice they could have shared with all of us as we plan for the future.  These are excellent Priests and are welcome to help with Masses, Confessions and other celebrations – even to enjoy the Pastoral Area Christmas Dinner, but they are excluded from Pastoral Area Meetings!  I hope, please God this will change.  At lease invite them and they are free to accept or decline the invite.  We need to give these excellent Priests the choice!!

 

                                                                               

                           COMMUNITY NOTICES:

€10 WELL SPENT….AND FEEL SECURE? A new Text Alert Network is up and running in Moyvane.  Forms are available from the Creamery, Stacks Butchers, Gala and also after all Masses in Moyvane this weekend.   Sign up by giving your mobile number and €10.  This text alert will provide information to and from the Gardaί and will alert our Parish when an incident has occurred to deter criminal activity.

ARD CHÚRAM DAY: operating its 3 day week service (Wed, Thurs, Fri) from its new purpose built Centre in the grounds of Listowel Hospital.  This centre is now in a position to expand and enhance its services.  Anybody aged 65 or over wishing to attend may contact the Nurse Co-ordinator, Margaret Payne at (068)22986, (087)1953631 or any public health nurse.

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  would like to thank you for your very generous contributions to our Church gate collection last weekend which totalled €740.00.

 

 

 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  24th     – 31st   JANUARY   

Saturday

       23rd                Sean Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec, Months Mind /

Sr. Maura Carmody, Upper William St. & Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin, Birthday Remembrance & Recently Deceased  /

Sarah Bambury, Ballylongford, 1st Anniversary & Tom & Nellie O Donnell & Mary Moran, Ballylongford / Máire Uí Dhonnchadha /

John Curtin & Deceased Family, Dromin /

Mossie Carmody, Skehenerin /

Sheila Loughnane, 6 Crosses /

Mary O Connor nee Looney & Deceased Family members, Skehenerin /

Jim (Jimmy) Galvin, Finuge          7pm

Vigil

Sunday

24th       Fiona O Connor, The Square /

Mona O Connell, Ballygologue Rd, Birthday Rem./

Mary & John Guiney & Deceased Family Members, Tournafulla                 9.00am

                Pat Houlihan, Finuge      11.00am

Mon 25th                            10.30am

Tues 26th            People of the Parish       10.30am

Wed 27th                                                            Timothy & Tony Buckley, Gortnaminch  10.30am

Thurs 28th                                           Tom O Connor & Mary Kelly, Shrone /

Mai Sheehan, Finuge     10.30am

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass          7.00pm

Fri  29th                                10.30am

 

 Saturday

30th       William & Bridie Doyle, Knockane             10.30am

                Betty McCarthy nee McElligott, Convent St. /

PJ Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce. & Dublin /

Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

Bridget Brosnan, Behins /

Eileen & John O’Connell, Ballygologue rd.,

Kitty Moore, Feale Drive, Mary & Johnny Dunworth, Moyvane & Deceased Members of the Hughes Family, Dublin                Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

31st        Agnes, Denis & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

Sergeant Andy Treacy & Mary Ann, Seamus & Kevin, Charles St 9.00am

                Winifred Millward & Deceased Family Members, Lartigue Village              11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 24th   Fr. Kennelly   0872931064  (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

RECENT DEATHS Eileen O Connor, St. Teresa’s, Clieveragh.

Roibeárd Thornton, Limerick late of Lixnaw.

Noel McElligott, died in Australia late of Ballyhennessy, Lixnaw

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: James Loughnane, Ballygologue Park / Mary Ward, Rathkeale / James O Sullivan, Gortnaminch, Bridget Leane, Feale Drive

 

CHURCH NOTICES

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place this weekend at the Vigil Mass on this Saturday night at 7.00 p.m.  

FIRST COMMUNION TEACHERS will meet  in the Presbytery on Tuesday next  26th January at 1.15pm.

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday next at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

NEW IRISH CATECHISM CLASSES Follow up Classes from the New Irish Catechism given by Fr. Sean O Sheehy at Listowel Parish Meeting Room starting on Monday, February 1st  2016. 10 sessions on Ethics and Morality - the bases for human dignity and living the Christian life. What is ethics? Where does morality come from? What is a "Right"? Who or what determines what is ethical or unethical, moral or immoral? How does Christian ethics differ from other ethical theories? Are there universal moral norms? Come and study these questions so you can help others understand what is right or wrong in living life to the full. Each sessions begins at 7.30 and ends at 9.00 P.M. on Monday evening beginning January 25th, and continuing on February 1, 8, 22, 29, March 7, 14, April 4, 11, 18. Everyone is welcome. Bring your Catechism and Bible – hand outs will be provided.

DIOCESE OF KERRY EARTH WEEK:   17-24 April 2016. The Diocesan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee has chosen 'biodiversity' as the theme for Earth Week.  A meeting to explain how we can create diverse flower-rich habitats in our communities and help save our bees will be hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. Feb 2nd at 7.30pm.  More details, www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

THINKING ABOUT THE PRIESTHOOD Maybe you have been ‘Thinking about the Priesthood’ as a way of life for you? Maybe you have felt you are being called? You are invited to St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, on Feb 5th and 6th 2016. This event is an opportunity for you to ‘come and see’. We start on Feb. 5th with dinner at 6.30pm, followed by some time for prayer, meet others thinking of the priesthood and some recently ordained priests.  Stay overnight. On Feb 6th there is prayer, breakfast, a brief talk on discerning a vocation, preparation for Mass, lunch, discussion, depart. For more  info: contact Fr Michael Moynihan PP  087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer, PP  at 087 2401246.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016: The Diocese of Kerry is leading a Pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland from July 25th to August 1st 2016. This is an International Festival which gathers people from all over the world including days of celebration with Pope Francis. 35 people will travel from Kerry and while we already have two from Listowel there are just a few place left on the Pilgrimage. If you are interested and active in our Parish we will partly sponsor some of the cost as a Parish. Further details from Fr. Declan or Tomas Kenny email: tomaskenny@diopceseofkerry.ie or Mobile  086-3683778

INVITATION  TO  MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES Make 2016  special by celebrating the Year of Mercy by going on Pilgrimage to Medjugorje. June 22nd 2016 - 7 nights  Ex Shannon accompanied by Fr. Joe Begley and Fr. Danny Broderick. Cost 679 euro.. August 3rd. 2016 -  7 nights. Ex Cork which includes last three days of Internationa