CHURCH NEWS MOYVANE and LISTOWEL

 

                MOYVANE PARISH from 29th August 2015

Incorporating the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane and

Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure,

Fr Kevin P.P.Home 068 49308/

Mobile 087 6099930

www.dioceseofkerry.ie

            Masses Saturday 29th August to Sunday 6th September

                CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE

Sat. Vigil     29th          7.30pm        Liam Lynch & deceased of the Byrne

                    & Lynch Families

Sun.     30th         11.00am        All Intentions From Our Lady’s Sacred Space

Mon.    31st          7.30pm        Murt O’Shea, Killarney, (requested by Moyvane                         G.A.A. Club)       

Thurs.    3rd          7.30pm        Deceased of the Lynch Family, Gortdromagouna

Fri.    4th         10.00am         Murhur National School, Opening Mass to begin The                     New School Year.  All welcome.

             7.30pm        Deceased of the Flavin & Mulvihill Family, Aughrim

Sat. Vigil    5th           7.30pm        Jackie Enright (Anni.)

Sun.     6th         11.00am        Dora Ahern, Kilbaha, Months Mind

Tues.    8th          7.30pm        Margo Kennedy

                CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE,

Sun.    30th         10.00am        Mary Agnes Buckley, Get Well

Tues.    1st Sept.         7.30pm        Joan Barrett, Recently Deceased

Wed.    2nd          7.30pm        Mossie Kennelly, Recently Deceased

Sun.    6th         10.00am        David O’Connor, (Anni.)

Mon.    7th          7.30pm        Parishioners in Knockanure   

CONFESSIONS: Saturday Moyvane 6.30pm till 7.20pm, Sunday Knockanure 9.00am - 9.50am.

You will be made most welcome.  Feel free to ask for this lovely Sacrament at a time that suits you.

ADORATION:CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE Sun.4pm to 5pm, Wed. 10am to 7pm

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE Tuesdays 10.00am to 6.00pm.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: Our prayers and sympathy to the Lane Family on the death of their loving sister Bridie Hayes, late of Kilmorna who was buried in Borris, Co. Carlow on 19th August.  Her loving Brother Denis Lane was buried in Knockanure Cemetery on July 9th. May they both rest in peace.

READERS:        Vigil    Elaine Hudson & Catriona Farrelly

            11am    Kevin Hudson & Karina Stack

Knockanure        10am    Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE:Our prayerful good wishes to all from our Parish and our Pastoral Area who are travelling to Lourdes this week on the Diocesan Pilgrimage.  We will keep you in our Prayers, please pray for us at the Grotto.  A safe and enjoyable Pilgrimage to all.  On Friday 4th, 7.30pm Irish Time Kerry Pilgrimage Grotto Mass can be viewed live by logging on to “Lourdes Live” on Internet.

MOYVANE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP: Parent & Toddler group returns on Wednesday 2nd Sept. 10am till 12 noon.  €3 per family.  All children from birth to pre-school age are welcome.

SEPTEMBER 22ND: A meet and greet gathering in the Marian Hall on Tuesday September 22nd with myself.  All welcome.  It will commence at 8.00pm.  More details nearer the time.  Pencil the date in your diaries.  Many thanks.

PRIEST ON DUTY: Listowel and North Kerry Pastoral Areas have a Sunday Rota where a priest will be on call for sick calls & emergencies.  This Sunday Fr. John Lawlor P.P. Ballydonoghue is the Priest on Duty.  He is contactable @ 087 6794112.

                DECISIONS

We are all inclined to think we could handle things better than those in charge of great events.  How many of us, though, are truly capable of making the many vital decisions called for from those in positions of responsibility and authority?

It’s an awesome thought to have such power over others, and thinking about this reminds me of the story of the considerate farmer - he wanted to show apprecitation for his farmhand’s heavy manual work by giving him a light job for the day, so he asked him to sort and size potatoes.

At lunch time he went outside to speak to him, but found his employee looking very worried and agitated. “What’s the trouble?” asked the farmer.  “I don’t mind work, sir” exclaimed the farmhand, “but it’s those awful decisions I have to make now!”.

                MAKING ME FEEL AT HOME...

Two lovely gifts left at my front door.  A bag of Moyane Potatoes and a Pot Plant.  Both gifts delightful and from two Parishioners who do such a excellant job in their respective works.  Potatoes from the Neilus O’Connor, Kilbaha and the Pot Plant from Julia Fitzmaurice of the Mail Road Cross, Garden Centre.  God’s continual blessings on both families.  Both are delighted with local support.                    RELIGION HAS A PLACE...

I love the story about the teacher who was asked if he taught his pupils religion.  “I teach it all day long”, he replied.  “I teach it in arithmetic by accuracy, in history by humanity and in astronomy by reverence.  And I teach it by kindness to animals, good manners to others and by truthfulness in all things”.  Truly, religion has a place in everything we do!

A safe and enjoyable new term to all going back to school this week.  Our prayers and best wishes go to your teachers and all in our schools who do such a wonderful job.

SECOND COLLECTION: A second collection will be taken up next weekend at all Masses for ‘Diocesan Needs’.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: I will do Knockanure calls on Thursday 3rd and Moyvane on Friday 4th .  Starting both days, God willing @ 11.00am.

PETITION BOXES: Very many thanks to all who took time to write petitions during August at our Sacred Space.  This is the final weekend for the Petitions and our 11.00am Mass on Sunday will be offered for all intentions which have been placed in both boxes. May Our Blessed Mother continue to guide & bless us.

Rambling House on Thursday 03rd  September, 2015 at 9pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at  086 3090948.

Active Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre: The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 07th  September 2015. Music by Stevie Donegan.  Price 10 euro.  All Welcome. If attending its important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially

 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel

                                 

MASSES THIS WEEK 29thAug- 6th Sept

Saturday

      29th                 Michael & Kathy O’ Connor & Family/

Johnny Nolan & Family/

Peggy Hickey & Family,Craughatoosane/

Patrick Stack & Family, Dublin     7pm

Vigil

Sunday

30th       Maurice O Sullivan Charles St & USA        9.00am

                Nora Kissane, Gortnaminch/

Anne Collins, Skehenerin/           11.00am

Mon 31st                                             Special Intention              10.30am

Tues  1st Sept                                    10.30am

Wed 2nd                                              Tess Lawlee, Bridge Rd/                10.30am

Thurs 3rd                             Catherine Barry(nee Pelican) Dirha Cottages./    10.30am

Fri 4th  Dan Foley, Meen/           10.30am

                Dympha Ryan nee Canavan & Margaret McCarthy late of Dirha/                7pm

Saturday

5th

                People of the Parish       10.30am

                John Ryan, Skehenerin/

Albert, Mary & Patrick Kennedy, Convent St/

Bridget Trant Toornageehy/

Michael Whelan, Market St/

Micky Quinn, Dirha Cottage/

Joan Dore, Charles St/   Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

 6th                        Jack, Patrick, Stephen, John & Mike Enright Ballahadigue/

Tom Kennelly Coilbee/

Michael Lynch, Liosarda & Lisselton/       9.00am

                Mary O’Sullivan, Dromin/             11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 30th     August, Fr John Lawlor 087-6794112 (emergencies only)               

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend. 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:

Thomas White, Athea/

Michael Keane Tralee & late of Ballygrennan/

David Trant, Behins/ Andrew Griffin, O Connells Ave/

RECENT DEATHS:

Elizabeth (Betty) Griffin, Ballygologue Rd

Robert Moloney, The Square Listowel

Patrick Halpin, Ballygologue Park,

Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda & Late of Bedford.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

ANNUAL DIOCESAN NEEDS COLLECTION will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 5th & 6th September. This collection helps fund many of the Diocesan organisations as well as the promotion of catechetical initiatives. It will take place immediately after Holy Communion.

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on this Wednesday & Thursday.  The Parish office will make contact as to the time of his arrival.  Anybody new, who wishes a visit from the priest, contact the Parish office, 068 21188.

FIRST FRIDAY: Friday next (Sept 4th) . Usual masses at 10.30am which will be followed by a ‘Cuppa’ in the meeting room & Evening Mass at 7pm. Usual confessions on Thursday and Saturday morning after mass.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD will take place next weekend 5th & 6th September at both the Vigil Mass 7pm Saturday night and at the 11am Mass on Sunday.

BAPTISMS: We welcome into out Parish Community the following who were baptised recently:

Laylia Rose Murphy, John B Keane Road,

Keegan Edward O Gorman, Bunagara,

Faye Joanne Sugrue, The Meadows,

Amelie Moran Higgins, The Forge, Listowel

We congratulate their families and wish them health and happiness.

WEDDING BELLS: We congratulate Susan Corcoran & Timothy Hennebery who were married on Friday 14th August at St Mary’s Church Listowel.

BALLYHEIGUE PATTERN DAY:  falls this year on Tuesday 8th September, feast of the birthday of Our Lady.  Mass begins at the Grotto at 11.00am celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne and fellow concelebrants. It is advised to leave plenty of time as the usual large crowds are expected.  Stewards will be on hand to facilitate parking.

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

THE KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE led by Bishop Ray will be in Lourdes from the 2nd – 7th September.

The Kerry Pilgrimage Mass at the Grotto will be on Friday the 4th September at 7.30am Irish time. It can be viewed live by logging on to “Lourdes Live” on the internet.”

 

 

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 8th of September 2015 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.

 

 

LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMMODATION OFFICE is open from Monday- Friday 11:00- 13:00 and

14:00-16:00. Let us know if you are available to provide accommodation for Listowel Race week.  Feel free to contact us on any queries regarding accommodation. Located in the Seanchaí Centre, contact us on 068- 23036 or 068- 23037.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP will resume their meetings on Tuesday 1st September @2.30pm in St Patrick’s Hall.  New members are welcome.

 

AUTUMN DUES (Yellow Envelope)

The Autumn Dues Collection for the support of your priests is now due. You may give your Donation in the usual way using the ‘canary yellow envelope’ that is at the beginning of September in your envelopes box. Should you not be using the envelope system, you may use the loose ‘canary yellow envelopes’ that are at the back of the church, or use any envelope of your own and place it on the Offertory Basket, or hand into the Parish Office or should there be a Station Mass bring along. Use whatever system suits you best. Whatever offering you give - it is most appreciated.  Many thanks to those of you who have already contributed. Thanking you for your support and generosity.

 

 


                MOYVANE PARISH

Incorporating the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane and

Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure,

Fr Kevin House @ 068 49308/

Mob 0876 099930

www.dioceseofkerry.ie

            Masses Saturday 22nd August to Sunday 30th August

                CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE

Sat.     22nd Vigil     7.30pm        Michael Kennelly, Leitrim East Anni.

Sun.     23rd         11.00am        Maurice & Mary Harnett and their son

                    James, Leitrim West       

Tues.    25th          7.30pm        People of the Parish

Wed.    26th          7.30pm        Robert Barry (Special Intention)

Sat.     29th Vigil          7.30pm        Liam Lynch & deceased members of the Byrne

                    & Lynch Families

Sun.     30th         11.00am        Mass

Mon.    31st          7.30pm        Murt Shea, Killarney       

                CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE,

Sun.    23rd         10.00am        Pat Madigan (ill)

Mon.    24th          7.30pm        Special Intention

Thurs.    27th          7.30pm        Mass

Fri.    28th          7.30am        Mossie & Hannie Fitzgerald, their son Paddy and

                    Hannie’s sister Maureen Moore

Sun.    30th         10.00am        People of the Parish

Tues.    1st Sept.         7.30pm        Joan Barrett, Recently Deceased

CONFESSIONS: Saturday Moyvane 6.30pm till 7.20pm, Sunday Knockanure 9.00am - 9.50am

You will be made most welcome.

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Simon Toomey on 087 1645941.

ADORATION: CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE Sundays 4pm to 5pm

and Wednesdays 10.00am till 7.00pm. 

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE Tuesdays 10.00am to 6.00pm.

READERS:        Vigil    Eileen Collins & Annie Coulson

            11am    Philip Kiely

Knockanure        10am    Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan

COLLECTORS FOR SEPTEMBER: Vigil    Noreen O’Connell & Michael Liston

                11am    Mary Lynch & Kitty Windle

Knockanure            10am    Maurice Dowling

A GIFT FOR YOU: Please feel free to take your free blessed “gift” at the end of all Masses this weekend.   

GROWING GROWN GONE

If you are a parent who within the next few weeks will have one of your children leaving home to start College take a little time to reflect on the following;

“One of these days you’ll say, ‘why don’t you children grow up and act your age? .. and they will.  Or, ‘Right children, get outside and get something to do and don’t slam the door!” and they won’t.  You’ll

tidy up their rooms discard wall posters ... beds neat and tidy ... CD’S and books displayed on the shelves, and you’ll say loudly “ Now I want this room to stay this way!.. and it will.  You’ll prepare a perfect dinner with a salad that hasn’t been picked to death and a cake with no finger traces in the icing and you’ll say “Now there is a meal for company ... and you’ll eat it alone.  You’ll say I want complete privacy on the phone.  No dancing around no pantomine, no demolition crews... Silence! Do you hear? .. and you’ll have silence. No more plastic tablecloths stained with spaghetti.  No more bedspreads to protect the sofa from damp bottoms.  No more gates to stumble over at the bottom of the stairs.  No more play pens to arrange a room around.  No more iron-on patches, wet knotted shoelaces, Rubber bands for ponytails, teddy bears or chocolate covered clothes.  Imagine have a lipstick with a point on ot.  No babysitter for New Year’s Eve.  Doing laundry only once a week.  Taking a bowl of jelly from the fridge that has not finger marks all over it.  Having your teeth cleaned without a baby on your lap.  No school meetings or P.T.A. dances or quiz nights.  Having your own perfume and after shave.  Think about it Santa calls no more.  No more tooth fairy.  No more sloppy oatmeal kisses.  No giggles in the dark.  No more hugs and kisses during the thunderstorms.  No knees to heal, no responsibility.  Only a voice crying “why don’t you children grow up?.. and the silence echoing ... “I did”.

Some parents in our Parish will be experiencing a lot of the above as their teenage son or daughter leaves home to begin a new Chapter in their life in College.  We all wish them well and we will keep them in our prayers that they will be safe and well in making new friends.

LET’S MAKE THE MOST OF IT!

Walking through Listowel, I was surprised to overhear a young woman call out cheerfully to her friend, “We’ve plenty of time - I’ve just bought three hours” or course she was referring to her car parking ticket, but I couldn’t help thinking how wonderful it would be if we could go to a machine and buy extra time.  Sadly, of course, life isn’t like that.   We can’t just purchase five more minutes to get the bus stop, an hour to which write letters, or cutting grass.  This makes it all the more important that we value the time we do have.  As the writer Denis Waitley points out: “... time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you have wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.  ”Let’s make the most of it!”.

GREAT GOODWILL:

I am deeply appreciative of the level of goodwill, kindness & welcome that I have received from all of you since my arrival on July 23rd .  In a few weeks, please God we will a have a Parish meeting in the Marian Hall.  I have a few ideas to share with you and I hope you will have many ideas to share with me.

KINGDOM CARE who care for the elderly in their homes in Kerry, will hold a collection for good, old, worn and torn clothes, shoes, belts, bags etc. in the Church Car Par, Moyvane on Saturday 29th August, 10am - 4pm.  No pillows, duvets or bric-a-brac as they can’t be recycled.  Kingdom Care would like to thank everyone for their support over the years.

THE MATCH:  Safety, blessing and joy to all Parishioners, both young and old who are heading to Croke Park for the Semi Finals.  Enjoy and have a great time. Please God, Kerry will have victories in both the Minor & Senior.

 

 

          St. Mary’s Church Listowel

                    

MASSES THIS WEEK 22nd -  30th   August

Saturday

22nd Aug

          Josephine Kennelly, Smearla Bridge, Months Mind /

Anne O’Leary, (Hennessy) New York (recently deceased)  & Pat McAuliffe, Bedford / Joe Carr, Balbriggan, (1st Anniv) / Kathleen Daly, William Street

Paddy Dillon and deceased members of the Dillane family Lyreacrompane./

Brian O Connor, Clieveragh Park,/

John Joe, Tessie & Edward  O’ Connor, St. Brendan’s Tce

          7pm

Vigil

Sunday

23rd John Regan, Dromin

Margaret Walsh, Courthouse Road

Jimmy & Margaret Scanlon, Clieveragh

Denis & Joe Mulvihill, Clieveragh  9.00am

          Funeral Mass of Elizabeth (Betty) Griffin, Ballygologue Park      11.00am

Mon24th                                          Mary (Mai) Slowely, Listowel & London Birthday Rem/ 10.30am

Tues  25th           People of the Parish    10.30am

Wed  26th                                       Special Intention          10.30am

Thurs 27th                    Danny Enright, O’ Connells Ave.

1st Anniversary 10.30am

          Padre Pio Mass   7pm

Fri 28th      Nora Mary Hickey 1st Anniv &

James & Colin Hickey, Convent View/    10.30am

Saturday

29th

          Maurice Stack, Cahirdown 1st Anniv      10.30am

          Michael & Kathy O’ Connor & Family/

Johnny Nolan & Family/

Peggy Hickey & Family,Craughatoosane/

Patrick Stack & Family, Dublin      Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

30th                     People of the Parish    9.00am

          Nora Kissane, Gortnaminch

Anne Collins, Skehenerin      11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 23rd    August, Fr Simon Twoomey 0871645941 (emergencies only)              

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend. 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:

Mary O’ Keeffe, Moyessa/

Margaret (Peig) & Daniel O Connor, Ballygologue Road/

Martin (Sonny) Flaherty, O Connells Ave/

RECENT DEATHS: Mary Keane,  William Street

 

FUNERAL NOTICE: Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of: Elizabeth (Betty) Griffin, 15 Ballygologue Park, Listowel. Remains reposing at O’Carroll’s Funeral Home on this Saturday night and arriving at Church after Vigil Mass. Requiem Mass on Sunday morning at 11..00 a.m. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

DEFIBRILLATOR HERE AT ST. MARYS: Our Parish Finance Council has just purchased a Defibrillator that will be placed in the Sacristy and will be available for all our church services. We now need people who will be able to operate it. So we invite anybody who has already had training, and people who might be interested in being trained to an Open Meeting taking place in the Parish Meeting Room on Tuesday night  next, 25th August at 8.00 p.m.. Margaret Carmody, Knockanure is a Trainer with IHF and will provide training to interested people in CPR–AD. In particular our doctors, nurses, first aid personnel etc. would be most welcome – in fact – anybody who is interested is  welcome to this open meeting. Thank you. 

MONTHLY PADRE PIO PRAYER NIGHT August meeting here at St Mary’s Church on Thursday night next August 27th at 7pm including Rosary, Mass, Prayers & Benediction.  All are welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY CROSS, THURLES: Sunday next August 30th Bus leaving Causeway for Annual Marion Day Pilgrimage to Holy Cross. If you wish to travel please contact: 066-7131328 or 087-2426580

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

PRESENTATION CONVENT PRIMARY SCHOOL will re-open on Thursday next  27th August for all Pupils.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMMODATION OFFICE is open from Monday- Friday 11:00- 13:00 and

14:00-16:00. Let us know if you are available to provide accommodation for Listowel Race week.  Feel free to contact us on any queries regarding accommodation. Located in the Seanchaí Centre, contact us on 068- 23036 or 068- 23037.

 

 

Reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel

 

Will you leave me also?

When many of his disciples were leaving him,

Jesus turned to the apostles and said:

‘Will you leave me also?’

These words are addressed to me and you too.

It’s not the Lord who leaves us, but we who may leave him. But why would we want to leave the Lord, who alone has the words of eternal life?

We need to make our own Peter’s profession of faith.

 

Every Sunday, every mass we celebrate we get a chance to do so. We need the Lord to strengthen our faith. We need to confirm one another.

Lord, confirm our decision to stay with you.

Draw us closer to you in bonds of trust,

so that we may follow you in love and freedom.

 

Best of luck to both of our Kerry Teams playing in Croke Park  on this Sunday

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH

INCORPORATION: THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE AND

CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE

Fr Kevin P.P. House @ 068 49308/

Mobile: 087 6099930

www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

                   Masses Saturday 15th August to Sunday 23rd August

 

                   CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE

Sat. 15th Feast of Assumption 11.00am                   Thanksgiving      

Sat. Vigil for Sunday    7.30pm               Sean Nelligan, (Anni.)           

Sun.  16th           11.00am              Pat Collins & his brother John & their Parents

Tues. 18th            7.30pm               Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South

Wed. 19th            7.30pm               Margaret Murphy, RIP

Fri.    21st             9.30am               Special Intention

Sat.   22nd Vigil  7.30pm               Michael Kennelly, Leitrim East, (Anni)

Sun. 23rd           11.00am              People of the Parish             

                   CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE,

Sun.  16th           10.00am              Dick, Peggy, Miley, John & Mary Sheehan

Mon. 17th            7.30pm               Deceased of the Cronin Family, Knockanure

Thurs.         20th            7.30pm               Patrick Casey, Recently Deceased

Sun.  23rd           10.00am              Pat Madigan (ill)

CONFESSIONS: Saturdays Moyvane 6.30pm till 7.20pm,   Sundays Knockanure 9.15am - 9.50am

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the family, neighbours and friends of Dora Ahern, Kilbaha, whose funeral we celebrated on Monday last.  May Dora reap the rewards of her labour and may her loving family , neighbours & friends be blessed at this sad and vulnerable time.  May she rest in peace. Please take note Dora’s Month’s Mind will be at 8.30pm Moyvane on the 4th September.

SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND: A Second Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend in aid of The Pastoral Centre, Killarney and Ardfert Retreat Centre,  Both places do excellent work in promoting and enriching our Catholic Faith.  Your support towards this collection would be deeply appreciated.  Thank you.

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR SICK CALLS Fr. Noel Spring, P.P. Ballybunion, 087 2935969

ADORATION: CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE Sundays 4pm to 5pm

and Wednesdays 10.00am till 7.00pm. 

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE Tuesdays 10.00am to 6.00pm.

READERS             Vigil  John Corbett

                             11am         Paul & Anthony Kiely

Knockanure                  10am         Patricia & Andrew Rogan

LEAVING CERT; Our prayerful good wishes to all who received the Leaving Results on Wed. last.  Well done, and assured of our prayers as you make decisions for your new journeys in College or Work.

PART TIME PARISH SECRETARY: Very many thanks to the 12 applicants who submitted their Curriculum Vitates for the Post.  These have been forwarded to the Diocesan Interview Board who will in the next week or so be having interviews with All the applicants.  As I am new to the Parish and also to my appointment as Parish Priest, I will not be on the Interview Board.  I thank all the applicants for their willingness to apply for the Post.  I wish them well in their interviews.

ALTAR SERVERS: Delighted to have had such a lovely meeting, with the Altar Servers, their parents and our Child Protection Representative in Moyvane Church on Monday last, we currently have 12 servers.  New servers are most welcome.

Meanwhile this Monday evening after Mass in Knockanure, I will be meeting the 10 Servers with their parents and with Margaret Carmody who is the Child Protection Representative for Knockanure Church.  New servers are most welcome.

For Moyvane, please contact Bernie Swan on 087 6287410

and in Knockanure , contact Margaret Carmody on 087 2976304

NAMED AND SHAMED:

A certain little girl when asked her name would reply: “I’m Mr Lynch’s daughter”.  Her mother told her this was wrong she must say “I’m Noreen Lynch”.  A few weeks later the new Priest in the Parish spoke to her after Mass and said “Aren’t you Mr Lynch’s daughter?  with her Mum standing next her, the little girl replied “Well Fr. I though I was, but Mummy says I’m not”!  Her poor mother nearly went  through the ground.

INVOLVED:

Rather than I asking for help ... if you feel that you have a contribution or a magic idea to offer in making our Parish extra special, please feel free to come to me and have a chat.

MUSIC MINISTRY:

Our Music Ministry in our Parish is really delightful, very many thanks to all involved.  Well done.

TEN SECOND SERMONS:

I have always carried the ‘label of been know as the Priest who talks too long, and too much!

Now I am delighted to give you three ’TEN SECOND SERMONS’ - enjoy them, but more importantly reflect on them.

       MEN ARE NOT PUNISHED FOR THEIR SIN BUT BY THEM

       A MAN OF 50 IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS FACE

       FAITH WHICH DOES NOT DOUBT IS DEAD FAITH

LISTEN:

Someone once asked Mother Teresa, “When you pray, what do you say to God? Her answer startled the interviewer.  She said, “I don’t say anything I listen!  Not knowing how to answer, he fumbled around for words and finally said OK! When you pray, what does God say to you? Mother Teresa answered, “He doesn’t say anything, He listens. and if you don’t understand that, I can’t explain it to you.

May the Lord continue to bless and guide us in our prayers, but also in our listening to His Word and Will for each and everyone of us. Your prayer life is so special.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS: Sincere thanks to those who helped at last weekends Church Gate Collection in Moyvane and Knockanure.  Total of €763.30 was collected and huge thanks to all who contributed so generously to this very worthy cause.

 

VINTAGE DAY will be held today Sunday the 16th of August, in the GAA ground.  A cake sale will be held on the day, proceeds going to Knockanure Community Centre.

Donation of bread, cakes, etc will be appreciated.  These can be handed in on the day.

 

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                     

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   15th  – 23rd  August

 

Saturday

     15th Aug        Kit Harris, Greenville (Months Mind)/

Joan Murphy, Clieveragh/

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane/

          7pm

Vigil

Sunday

16th  Laurance & Ellen Collins, Kilmorna,        9.00am

          People of The Parish    11.00am

Mon17th                                          Peggy Harnett, Smearla Bridge/

Private Intention/        10.30am

Tues  18th           Dermot & Ken Foran, Ballygrennan        10.30am

Wed  19th                                       Aoife Beary & Friends

(Praying for Healing & Strength)   10.30am

Thurs 20th                    Nancy & Jim O’Connor, Shrone

Dermot Kennelly, Tarbert & Moyvane   10.30am

Friday 21st          Helen McConnell nee Rowan, O Connells Ave, and deceased family members./

Sean Thornton, Clieveragh,/

Tim O’ Loughlin, Ballygologue Rd/          10.30am

Saturday

22nd 

          Sonja Broderick, William St/          10.30am

          Josephine Kennelly, Smearla Bridge, Months Mind,/

Kathleen Daly, William Street /

Paddy Dillon and deceased members of the Dillane family Lyreacrompane./

Brian O Connor, Clieveragh Park,/

John Joe, Tessie &

Edward  O’ Connor, Brendan’s Tce          Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

23rd                     People of Parish 9.00am

          Anne O’Leary (Hennessy) New York, recently deceased,/

Pat McAuliffe, Bedford,/

Margaret Walsh, Courthouse Rd,/

Jimmy & Margaret Scanlon, Clieveragh 11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday,16th   August, Fr Noel Spring 087 2935969 (emergencies only)              

     

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend. 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:

Thomas & Timothy Linnane, Gortacrissane,/ Michael Neill, Liosarda / Patrick Sonny Halpin, Clounmacon,/ Hannah Relihan, Greenville,/ Joe & Peg O Sullivan, Tanavalla,/ Rose Fitzmaurice, Charles St,/ Maurice & Catherine Kelliher O’Connell’s Ave & deceased family members./

BURIAL OF ASHES AND PRAYER SERVICE for the late  Dr Martin C. Sheehy, Main Street Listowel and Phoenix will take place in St Michael’s Cemetery, Wednesday 19th August at 2pm.  All Welcome

CHURCH NOTICES

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR PASTORAL & RETREAT CENTRES will be taken up at all masses this weekend, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August. The collections will take place after Holy Communion.  The John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Killarney acts as a focal point for the catechetical and faith education programmes of the Diocese while the Ardfert Retreat Centre provides the opportunity to take time apart and reflect on God’s call to all the people of our Diocese in a peaceful and prayerful environment. Thanks for your generosity.

DEFIBRILLATOR HERE AT ST. MARYS: Our Parish Finance Council has just purchased a Defibrillator that will be placed in the Sacristy and will be available be for all our church services. We now need people who will be able to operate it. So we invite anybody who has already had training, and people who might be interested in being trained to an Open Meeting taking place in the Parish Meeting Room on Tuesday, 25th August at 8.00 p.m.. Margaret Carmody, Knockanure is a Trainer with IHF and will provide training to interested people in CPR–AD. So we invite anybody interested be our doctors, nurses, first aid personnel etc.  to this open  meeting. All are welcome. Thank you. 

BAPTISMS: We welcome into our Parish community the following who were baptised recently:

Aaron Jason Heffernan, Ballygologue Rd,

Louise William O Carroll, Dublin,

Eve Elizabeth Naughton, Dromin Green,

Cian Donal McCarthy, Cahirdown,

We congratulate their families and wish them health and happiness.

 

WEDDING BELLS: We congratulate Aysa Sweeney & Padraig Long, The Writings Listowel and they will reside locally. Also, Laura Behan, Cahirdown & Johnny Goodwin, Ballincollig, who were married recently in St Mary’s Church Listowel and who will reside in Cork.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

THE LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMMODATION OFFICE is open from Monday- Friday 11:00- 13:00 and 14:00-16:00. Let us know if you are available to provide accommodation for Listowel Race week.  Feel free to contact us on any queries regarding accommodation. Located in the Seanchaí Centre, contact us on 068- 23036 or 068- 23037.

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS GROUP: The next meeting of Listowel Tidy Towns Group will take place at 8pm on Monday August 17th in St. Patrick's Hall. Everyone is welcome.  Well done to all who are making an effort at keeping it tidy and clean. Let’s work together and be proud of our lovely Listowel.

KERRY EMIGRANT SUPORT: will be holding their Annual Church Gate collection next weekend. Your support for our emigrants as always is greatly appreciated.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th August from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

DEALING WITH BEREAVMENT & LOSS: A one day Seminar will be taking place in Listowel on Saturday, September 26th on Bereavement & Loss. Further details and booking from Pauline Flavin 086-8649484

 

Thought for the Week

FOUR–MULA 4 SUCCESS

1.      Show up in Time.

2.      Do what you say.

3.      Finish what you start.

4.      Show appreciation.

 

Moyvane Parish

Incorporating the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane

and Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure,

Fr. Kevin McNamara 068 49308 / 087 6099930

www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Masses from Saturday 8th August to Sunday 16th August

    CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE

Sat.    8th     7.30pm        Mary O’Flaherty Tubbertoueen 1st anni.

Sun.     9th     11.00am        People of the Parish

Tues.    11th      7.30pm        James Duggan, Month’s Mind

Wed.    12th      7.30pm        Jackie Lyons, RIP

Thurs.    13th      7.30pm         Mossie O’Connor, Glin Rd.

Saturday 15th is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Feast of Assumption ( a special day in our

Parish as our Church in Moyvane is dedicated to our Lady’s Assumption).

Fri.    14th Vigil     7.30pm        Sr. Carmelita Murphy (Anni.)

Sat.    15th Vigil for Sunday    7.30pm    Sean Nelligan, (Anni.)       

Sun.     16th     11.00am        Patie & John Collins & their Parents

    CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE,

Sun.    9th     10.00am        Benny Collins, recently deceased

Mon.    10th      7.30pm        Special Mass for an improvement in the weather

Sat.    15th     10.00am        Ellen & Laurence Collins (Feast of Assumption)

Sun.    16th     10.00am        Dick, Peggy, Miley, John & Mary Sheehan

ADORATION: CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE Sundays 4pm to 5pm

and Wednesdays 10.00am till 7.00pm.

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE Tuesdays 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Readers:            Vigil    Eileen Collins & Annie Coulson   

            11am    Philip Kiely

Knockanure        10am    Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald

A POWERFUL, DISPLAY OF LOVE, SUPPORT AND GRATITUDE IN HONOURING ALL OUR FAITHFUL DEPARTED   

Our Cemetery Masses this week  were truly inspirational and inspiring.  The huge numbers who attended, prayerful in acknowledgement of all our faithful departed was truly inspirational.  All who attended both from within the Parish and all who travelled from far & near from outside the Parish made our celebrations really special.  Thanks to one and all for making our Cemetery Masses so very special and as l have said at the Masses, our three Cemeteries are maintained excellently. Well done to all involved. I was sorry to have missed the Knockanure Cemetery Mass, but I had a prior engagement booked many months ago for a dear & special friend whose first anniversary was on Tuesday last.   My sincere thanks to Frs Tom & Brendan for celebrating such a beautiful and meaningful Celebration on Tuesday in Knockanure. 

Our Graveyard Committee deserve a sincere thank you on all our behalf - very many thanks for your continued dedication and huge commitment in keeping our three Cemeteries , Sacred & Special places looking so lovely and so beautifully maintained all through the year.  May God reward you for your generous work.  Thanks to all who helped in any way on Mon. Tues. and Wed. evening.

UPHELD BY THE LOVE AND COMPASSION OF JESUS

At some time or another, every follower of Jesus is faced with trying circumstances, very difficult decisions, very great sorrows, very powerful tempations.  Here are a few examples of the kind of things that the modern follower of Jesus might have to cope with in daily living:

JOHN IS A YOUNG PERSON LIVING AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY HOME.  It is Sunday morning and he is in a warm bed.  It is raining and very cold outside.  Should he leave his bed and go to Mass?  He knows he will have to face the laughter of his mates as they take their “LITURGY OF THE WORD” straight out of the tabloids.  Will John be able to obey the gentle voice of Jesus calling him to come to Church and listen to the uplifting and encouring Word of God?

MARY IS SINGLE, WHO HAS BECOME PREGNANT: She is heading into a storm of protest from her parents and awful gossip for her nieghbours as soon as the news breaks.  Then she is offered a way out - a quiet abortion.  No one ever will know, but then she hears the gentle voice of Jesus sayong that abortion is wrong.  Will she have the courage to listen to Jesus?

EILEEN - A YOUNG MUN WITH FOUR CHILDREN: Suddenly her husband leaves her for another woman.  She feels hurt and betrayed, lonely and very angry.  Then she hears the gentle voice of Jesus inviting her to trust.  Will she have the courage to allow the presence and touch of Jesus to guide and bless her and her four children through this awful time?

TIMMY IS A GARDA: A drug dealer offers him a very large amount of money, if he would turn a blind eye to his activities.  It is very tempting.  But then he hears the gentle voice of Jesus saying, “Do not participate in corruption”.  Will Timmy be able to heed the gentle voice of Jesus?

PAUL IS A COMMERICAL TRAVELLER: His work takes him away from home a lot.  One night he meets a very attractive woman.  He hasn’t been getting on of late with his wife.  No one will know if he is unfaithful to her.  He hears the gentle voice of Jesus reminding him of his marriage vows. Will Paul have the strength to listen to Jesus who tells him that adultery is wrong?

The examples are endless, but the point has been made at some time or another, all of us face very trying circumstances.  At those times Jesus will remind us that He is there to help, guide, and protect us.  May we ever be attentive to His gentle voice, always inviting and calling us to do what is right and good.  May His love and compassion continue to uphold us today and always.

THREE NEW SPECIAL MEMBERS: This is my third Sunday with you as your new Parish Priest and each Sunday to date I’ve had the joy of having a Baptism, welcome a baby in our Christian Family here in our Parish.  Please pray in thankgiving for Kathleen Adeline Saccard, Woodgrove, Sive Christina Lyons Dromurhur and Sadhbh Kennelly, Leitrim West.  Bless them and their parents & families.  Welcome Sive, Kathleen and Sadhbh.

SACRED SPACE: As our Church in Moyvane is dedicated to our Blessed Lady we have a special sacred space erected for the month of August.  A petition box will be placed in front of the ‘sacred space’ for your prayers & petitions to Our Blessed Lady.  May Mary continue to guide, bless and protect our Parish.

VISITORS: A special word of welcome to all our visitors to our Parish.  Hope you enjoy your stay with us.           

PRIEST ON DUTY: Fr Kevin 087 6099930

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION: Diocesan Collection will be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of 15th /16th in aid of the Pastoral & Retreat Centres.

SECOND COLLECTION: Diocesan Collection will be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of 15th /16th in aid of the Pastoral & Retreat Centres.

Rather than have this collection at the door on the way into Mass.  I wish to have this collection taken up after Holy Communion with the baskets passed around as like the offertory collection.  This will be easier on Collectors who in previous arrangements meant that they have to be in Church a half hour before Masses.  Please God this will not inconvenience you too much.  Many thanks for your continual support and understanding.

Meeting of Altar Servers and their Parents next Monday night 10th August in the Church at 8pm.  Any new altar servers very welcome.

Active Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.

The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 10th  August, 2015.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  Price 10 euro.  All Welcome.  If attending its important to please ring office on 068 49799.  New members especially welcome

Vintage Day will be held on Sunday the 16th of August, 2015 in the GAA Ground.  A cake sale will be held on the day, proceeds going to Knockanure Community Centre.  Donations of bread, cakes, etc will be appreciated.  These can be handed in on the day.

         

                   St. Mary’s Church Listowel

           

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   8th  – 16th August 2015

 

Saturday

     8th Aug         

Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig /

Lily Hennessy, Killocrim/

Ita & William Keane, Church St/

          7pm

Vigil

Sunday

9th             Bridget Enright, Ennismore, Birthday Remembrance /      9.00am

          People of the Parish

          11.00am

Mon10th                                          Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee /

Bebe Rose Nee Harnett, Woodlawn /     10.30am

Tues  11th           Sr Nora Carmody, Ealing & Listowel, Recently Deceased /         10.30am

Wed  12th                                        Brendan Guiney, Birthday Remembrance/      10.30am

Thurs 13th                    Linda Greaney, Woodford /

Grace McMahon & Mary McMahon Kelly (recently deceased) Cahirdown, & deceased family members /        10.30am

Friday 14th         Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown /        10.30am

          Sr Nora Carmody, Ealing & Listowel Months Mind /

Peter Moloney, Charles St.   7.00pm

Saturday

15th

          Bertie & Josie Sheehan, Ballygrennan./

Michael Quille, Church Street        11.00am

                   1.10pm

         

Kit Harris, Greenville (Months Mind)

Joan Murphy, Clieveragh/

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane     Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

16th                              9.00am

          People of the Parish    11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 9th  August, Fr Kevin McNamara 087-6099930 (emergencies only)              

      

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend. 

 

RECENT DEATH: Pat O Connor, Convent Street.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:

Teresa Loughnane, Ballygologue Park /

Johnny O Riordan, Gortacrissane /

Terry Buckley, Patrick St. /

John & Hannah O Brien, Cahirdown /

Pat O Leary, The Island /

John Foley, Coolkeragh & Catherine Foley, Bedford.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAY MEETING will meet in the Parish meeting room on Monday 10th August at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MASS & ANNOINTING: Wednesday next, 12th August at 2.00 p.m.

 

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION: Saturday next, 15th August, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It  is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass Times are: Vigil Mass on Friday 14th August – at 7pm.

Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.  on Saturday 15th August &

 and at 1.10pm (lunch Time). All are welcome!

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR PASTORAL & RETREAT CENTRES will be taken up at all masses next weekend, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August. The collections will take place after Holy Communion.  The John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Killarney acts as a focal point for the catechetical and faith education programmes of the Diocese while the Ardfert Retreat Centre provides the opportunity to take time apart and reflect on God’s call to all the people of our Diocese in a peaceful and prayerful environment. Thanks for your generosity.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Limited number of seats available on the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2nd – 7th Sept. led by Bishop Ray Browne ex Kerry Airport.  Contact: Janice 064 7758219 /

E-mail: joskdp@eircom.net More information from Patricia O Donoghue 087 9048659

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -16th – 23rd October 2015. 7 Nights from Dublin. €1,199pps. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474 or see the poster at the back of Church or www.marian.ie

NEW PARISH PRIEST IN MOYVANE: We welcome Fr. Kevin McNamara as the new Parish Priest of Moyvane within our Pastoral Area of Listowel. Fr. Kevin is a native of Cooraclare, Co. Clare and replaces Fr. John Lucid who has moved  as P.P. of  Killcummin, We wish Fr. Kevin every blessing and hope he will be very happy amongst us. 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

LISTOWEL TOWN NOMINATED FOR PRIDE OF PLACE 2015. Adjudication on 1st September 2015. Calling all voluntary groups to help plan for this showcase event?

Next meeting is at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5th August 2015 at the Seanchai Centre, The Square. If you are involved in any community, voluntary, sporting, or business groups within Listowel please attend as your input would greatly be valued.

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB would like to convey a sincere thanks to all who contributed to our recent Church gate collection and to all who helped at the collection.  It amounted to €1,250.00.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY wishes to thank the people of Listowel who donated to their recent collection amount raised €1,970.00.

 

Just a Thought

If you think you are a winner, you’ll win.

If you dare to step out, you’ll succeed.

Believe in your heart - have courage to start,

And aim to help others in need.

 

Thoughts of faith must replace every doubt.

Give words of encouragement, and you cannot fail.

If you stumble and fall, rise up to stand ten foot tall.

You determine the course you sail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moyvane, Knockanure and Listowel Church News

Moyvane Parish

Incorporating the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane

and Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure,

Fr. Kevin McNamara 068 49308 / 087 6099930

www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Masses from Saturday 1st August to Sunday 9th August

    CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE

Sat.    1st Vigil     7.30pm        Denis Nolan, his mother Bridie & deceased

                of the Nolan Family, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna

Sun.     2nd     11.00am        Martin Sheehy

Thurs.    6th     10.00am     Holy Souls

Fri.    7th     (First Fri.)    7.30pm    Peg Brouder, Months Mind

Sat.    8th Vigil     7.30pm        Mary O’Flaherty (1st anni.) Tubbertoueen

Sun.     9th     11.00am        People of the Parish

    CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE,

Sun.    2nd     10.00am        Jerry Clancy & Deceased of the Clancy Family

Thurs    6th      7.30pm        Special Intention

Sun.    9th     10.00am        Special Intention

ADORATION: CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE Sundays 4pm to 5pm

and Wednesdays 10.00am till 7.00pm.

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE Tuesdays 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Readers:        Vigil         Michelle Corridan

            11am        Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor

Knockanure        10.00am        Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan

Cemetery Mass:  This week we will celebrate our Annual Cemetery Masses,

praying for, and honouring all our faithful departed.  All Masses will be at 8.00pm:

Monday 3rd Ahavoher, Tuesday 4th Knockanure, Wednesday 5th Murhur.

Our sincere thanks to all involved in looking after our Cemeteries.  We encourage you

to be generous to the collections which will be taken up at all three Cemeteries. 

Thank You.

Next Friday is the First Friday of the month.  Fr. Kevin will do his Communion Calls in Knockanure on Thursday 6th August from 11am onwards and in Moyvane on Friday 7th

August from 11am onwards.

            Community Bulletin

May I introduce myself ..

My name is Fr. Kevin McNamara a native of Cooraclare Village in West Clare.  In fact those of you who use the Ferry Crossing over to Clare and you are going to the “Willie Clancy”or going up the Cliffs of Moher will pass my home in Cooraclare.  I was ordained to priesthood in 1981 as a Missionary of the Sacred Heart and ministered for 25 years with that congregation; in Parish Work, Vocation Work, Parish Missions & Retreats both in Ireland, England and the United States.  I joined the Kerry Diocese in 2001 and served as Curate in Kenmare, Killarney and for the last 3 years in the Parish of Rathmore which encompassed the Churches of Rathmore, Shrone, Gneeveguilla, and Knocknagree.

I thank all of you for your warm welcome and for so many kindnesses shown to me since my arrival on July 23rd.  May the Lord be kind in blessing & guiding all of us at this time of new beginners.  Fr. Kevin

Kerry Parents & Friends: Their Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up on Sat. 8th & Sun. 9th August.  The proceeds of this collection will help to provide services for people with an intellectual disability.

Last Year: In 2014 our Parish, welcomed 21 children in the Sacrament of Baptism, 14 children received their First Holy Communion, 26 were Confirmed.  There were 8 marriages and our Parish handed back 29 parishioners to the Lord.

Parish Secretary Required: part time hours, apply with CV to Fr. Kevin, The Presbytery, Moyvane before Friday 7th August.

A Prayer Meeting in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Sunday 9th August at 3pm.  All are welcome.

PUTTING IT IN OR TAKING IT OUT

One day, when the inimitable Groucho Marx was getting off an elevator, he met a priest who immediately recognised the famous comedian.  The excited priest extended his hand saying “ “I want to thank you for all the joy you’ve put into the world” Groucho replied “And I want to thank you, Father, for all the joy you’ve taken out of it”.

I often wonder are we too concerned with pulling out the weeds and, in the process, we lose sense of hope and joy.  Do you experience deep joy because you are a disciple of Jesus?

 

         

                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                    

MASSES THIS WEEK   1st – 9th August

 

Saturday

1st  Aug     Ronnie Downey, Ashgrove, Months Mind/

Mary Barry, Tanavalla, Months Mind/

Fr Kieran O Shea, Bridge Rd/

Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown/

Tom Carmody, Derry/

Ita Cronin, Coolagown/         7pm

Vigil

Sunday

2nd             Billy McMullan, Tralee 9.00am

          Michael, Nora, Marie & John Joe McElligott, Bunagara &

Peggy Mahoney Listowel/

Michael & Kathy O Connor, Johnny Nolan & Peggy Hicky, Craughatoosane & deceased family members.          11.00am

Mon 3rd                                           Eileen & Jeremiah Hannon, Rathea         10.30am

Tues  4th             Special Intention          10.30am

Wed  5th                                          Thanksgiving Mass      10.30am

Thurs 6th                      Josephine Walsh, Inch/

Eileen Keane, Garryard House, Listowel/         10.30am

Friday 7th           Eily Sheehy, Church St & deceased family members.        10.30am

          First Friday Evening Mass     7.00pm

Saturday

8th    Bridie Doyle, Knockane         10.30am

          Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig/

Lily Hennessy, Killocrim/

Ita William Keane, Church St/        Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

9th                       Bridget Enright, Ennismore Birthday Remembrance          9.00am

          People of the Parish    11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 2nd August, Fr Declan O Connor, 0870908949  (emergencies only).

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend. 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Fr Denis  Dwyer, Banemore (retired priest of  Salford Diocese).

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE

Danny Broderick, Gurtcreen/ Bridie Flaherty, Charles St/

Eugene O Brien, Cahirdown/ Paul Walsh, Greenville/

Donie Hartnett, Patrick St/ Bridget & Edward Faley, O’Connells Ave/ Nora & Paddy Hannon, Bridge Rd. /

Devereux family & Maurice Cahill/ Paddy Faley, Coolaclarig & deceased family members.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on this Wednesday & Thursday.  The Parish Office will make contact as to the time of his arrival.  Anybody new, who wishes a visit from the priest, contact the Parish Office, 068-21188.

FIRST FRIDAY: Friday next (August 7th). Usual masses at 10.30 a.m.  & Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m. Usual Confessions on Thursday & Saturday morning after mass.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Limited number of seats available on the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2nd – 7th Sept. led by Bishop Ray Browne  ex Kerry Airport.  Contact: Janice 064 7758219 / E-mail: joskdp@eircom.net

BAPTISMS:  We welcome into our Parish Community the following who were baptised recently:

Michael Patrick Dillon, Wicklow & Clountubrid

Saoirse Rose Barry, Clieveragh

We congratulate their families and wish them health and happiness.

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE "Mary went in haste", this is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference being held in All Hallows College, Dublin on the 29th & 30th August. It is open to young adults aged between 18 and 40. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor 2 young people to attend.

More information from Patricia O Donoghue 087 9048659

 

PARISH OFFICE: will be closed on this Bank Holiday Monday 3rd August - normal office hours resumes on Tuesday  4th August

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

LISTOWEL TOWN NOMINATED FOR PRIDE OF PLACE 2015. Adjudication on 1st September 2015. Calling all voluntary groups to help plan for this showcase event?

Next meeting is at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5th August 2015 at the Seanchai Centre, The Square. If you are involved in any community, voluntary, sporting, or business groups within Listowel please attend as your input would greatly valued.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY CHURCH GATE COLLECTION -The amount of money collected on Sat 25th and Sun 26th  of July was €1,970.00.  Many thanks to all who contributed.

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

HISTORICAL OUTING TO LYRECROMPANE & DUAGH

Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society will be visiting Lyreacrompane and Duagh on Sunday 16th August. Meet at Roche's, The Four Elms Bar, Lyre, at 2.30 pm. All welcome!

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015.   This is a four day celebration of faith for young people aged 16-35. There is an action packed programme of inspiring talks, workshops, testimonies, prayer, music, drama and much more.   The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690

 

HOLIDAY MAKERS / VISITORS

As we celebrate August Bank Holiday weekend, we welcome all our visitors

whether it be a holiday time, a family visit or a time with friends.

We wish you peace and health with family & Friends. We pray that there will be an improvement with our weather. May you have an enjoyable stay in lovely Listowel.

 

 

 

Moyvane Parish

Incorporating the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane

And Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure

Masses from Sunday 26th July to Sunday 2nd August

Fr. Kevin McNamara 068 49308 / 087 6099930

www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Please pray for the following whose anniversaries occur and for whom Holy

Mass will be offered as follows:               

Sat.    25th      7.30pm        Denis Corridan

Sun.     26th     10.00am        Edward Carmody

        11.00am        People of the Parish

Mon.     27th      7.30pm        For the Sick

Tues.     28th      7.30pm        Special Intention Mass in Knockanure

Wed.    29th      7.30pm        Dan O’Callaghan, Upper Aughrim (Months Mind)

Thurs.    30th      9.15am         Special Intention

Fri.    31st      7.30pm        John, Ellen and Patrick Walsh

Sat.    1st      7.30pm        Denis Nolan, his mother Bridie & deceased

                Nolan Family members, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna

Sun.     2nd     10.00am        People of the Parish

        11.00am        Martin Sheehy

Adoration:    Moyvane    Sun.         4.00pm to 5.00pm

                Wed.        10.00am to 7.00pm

        Knockanure    Tues.        10.00am to 6.00pm

Collections:    Moyvane    €1,374.60    Knockanure    €428

Readers:        Vigil     Elaine Hudson & Catriona Farrelly

            11am    Philip Kiely

Knockanure        10am    Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy

Collectors for August:    Vigil    Eileen Collins & Julia Fitzmaurice

            11am    Gerard Scanlon & Chris Flahavan

Knockanure        10am    Margaret Carmody

Graveyard Masses:

Ahavoher Graveyard at 8pm on Monday 3rd August

Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm on Tuesday 4th August

Murhur Graveyard at 8pm on Wednesday 5th August

            Community Bulletin

Farewell Functions,  on Monday night in Knockanure and in Moyvane on Tuesday night, I felt overwhelmed by your generousity and kindness.  During my stay in your parish I have  frequently been the recipient of these qualities, but nothing co