MOYVANE Knockanure and Listowel  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.

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Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat 18th and Sun 19th  June

MOYVANE          VIGIL:    Sat          18th         7.30pm               Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        19th       10.00am              Hannah & Timothy Flaherty, (Anni) & Deceased

members of the Flaherty Family, Gortdromagouna

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        19th       11.00am              Jimmy Fitzgerald, Woodgrove (Month’s Mind)

                                                                Weekday Masses: Monday 20th to Sunday 26th June

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                                                Mon      20th         7.30pm               Special Intention

                                                                Wed      22nd        7.30pm               Nancy & James Enright, Tarbert (Anni)                  

Fri           24th         7.30pm               Con O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

Sat          25th        10.00am              James & Annie O’Callaghan (Anni)

                                  7.30pm               Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

Sun        26th        11.00am              Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana (Month’s Mind)

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tues      21st          7.30pm               Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Anni)

Thurs     23rd         7.30pm               Joan O’Keeffe (Anni) & her brother Ted, Kilmeaney

Sun        26th       10.00am               Denis Flaherty, Lisaniskea (Anni)

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.

God’s blessings and warm protection to you and yours for your tremendous generosity.

WELCOME FR. LIAM:  Who will speak at all Masses this weekend on Mission Awareness. 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Shine Family, Knockanure Road on the death of their cousin Patricia Caul (nee Conroy), Swords, whose funeral took place in Dublin during the week.  Also to Fr. Pat McCarthy, Irremore on the death of his loving brother Humphrey.  May Patricia & Humphrey Rest In Peace.

CARE OF THE AGED: Church Gate Collection on 25th/ 26th June.  Your support would be deeply appreciated.

OFFERTORY BOXES: Your Offertory Boxes plus letter of appreciation with the financial report enclosed will be available after all Masses this weekend.  If there is anybody who has a box and wishes to discontinue subscribing in this way, please let us know as this will help cut down the number of boxes needed.  Thank you for your continual support.  New Boxes available for anyone who would like to join the scheme of supporting your Churches and your Parish Priest.  Details from Pastoral Council Members at the back of Church this weekend.

FÉILE 2016 NEXT WEEKEND  24TH- 26TH JUNE:  Come out and show your support both for Moyvane u14 and our visiting team US Liffré u14 from Brittany, France.  Group Games are on in Duagh Fri 24th at 5pm-8pm and Sat 25th in Moyvane at 11am.  Play-off games to follow Sat afternoon & Sunday.  "Give respect, get respect" is the theme of the games....lets get behind 'our' teams.  Info Féile co-ordinator James Kennelly on 087-6411324.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Our annual newsletter and Tidytowns results for 2015 are now available in all local shops and on moyvane.com.   Our next clean-up is Monday 20th @ 7.30pm.  Meet at Noel’s.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT:  Meeting will take place on next Tues 21st June at Knockanure National School at 8p.m.  Dermot Cronin of Muintir na Tire along with Sgt. Paula Kelliher Listowel will be in attendance.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  Last call to those who wish to go to Knock on 6th July.  Info on bus times and timetable of the day from Nuala Carmody  36166 or Margaret Carmody 087/2976304.

NATIONAL CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE:  25TH/26TH June in RDS, Dublin. Sr. Bridget   021/4251100.

CEMETERY MASSES:  All will take place at 8pm.  Starting with Murhur on Monday 27th.

VOLUNTEERS: wanted with Computer/IT skills for St. Mary of the Angels & St. John of Gods 087/1338702

KNOW YOUR AGE

A Parishioner, who always gives positive reaction to this newsletter, told me what one of her grandchildren said during the week.  Her grandson had asked, just as grandchildren tend to do, “Grandma what age are you? Teasingly and with a friendly smile she replied “I’m not quite sure” Grandson had the perfect, if surprising solution.  “Well then, Grandma, he advised, “why don’t you look in your underwear? Mine says that I’m four!

A LEGACY OF LOVE

As a young man Edward was a skilled artist, a potter.  He had a wife and two fine sons. One night, his oldest son developed a severe stomachache.  Thinking that it was only a tummy bug, neither Edward nor his wife took the condition seriously.  But the sickness was actually acute appendicitis, and the boy died suddenly that night. 

Knowing the death could have been prevented if he only realized the seriousness of the situation, Edward’s emotional health deteriorated under the enormous burden of his guilt.  To make matters worse his wife left him a short time later, leaving him alone with his six-year-old younger son.  The hurt and the pain of the two situations were more than Edward could handle and he turned to alcohol.  As the alcoholism progressed, Edward began to lose everything he possessed – his home, his land, his art objects, everything.  Eventually Edward died alone in a small flat.  When I heard of Edward’s death, I reacted with some anger at how he had let his life get to such a sad state.  “What a complete failure!” I thought, “What a totally wasted life!”  As time went by, I begin to re-evaluate my very harsh judgment which I had of him.  You see, I know Edward’s now adult son, Patrick.  He is one of the kindest, most caring, most loving men I have ever know.  I watched Patrick with his children and saw the beautiful free flowing of love between them.  I know that kindness and caring had to come from somewhere.  I hadn’t heard Patrick talk much about his Dad.  It is so hard to defend an alcoholic.  One day I worked up my courage to ask him.  “I’m really puzzled by something,” I said “I knew your Dad, God rest him, was basically the only one to raise you.  What on earth did he do that you became such a special person?”  Patrick sat quietly and reflected for a few moments.  Then he said, “From my earliest memories as a child until I left home at 18, Dad came into my room every night gave me a hug and a kiss and said “ I love you son, God Bless You”  Tears came to my eyes as I realized what a fool I had been to judge Edward as a failure.  He had not left any material possessions behind.  But he had been a kind loving father, and he left behind one of the finest most giving men I have ever known.  Thank God for all fathers – especially this Sunday (Father’s Day)   Edward and Patrick, and indeed all Dads, deceased and living may the Lord give a tender blessing, peace and joy to them all.  Happy Father’s Day Dads Enjoy!!

A BLESSING FOR ALL DADS

This Sunday is Father’s Day.  I wish a blessing on all Dads and for Dads who have gone to their eternal reward, may they enjoy the blessings of Heaven.  I invite Dads to pray the following on today your special feast day.

Our Father who art in Heaven,

I am a father on earth.  You gave me this gift and responsibility

Grant me the wisdom to carry it out to the best of my ability.

Let my fatherhood be one of encouragement and support

rather than of expectations and control.

Let me protect my children, but not too much;

advise them but not too little

Let me respect them as individuals

not as extensions of myself.

Let me be honest about my feelings toward them,

my anger, disappointment, hurt,

as well as my excitement, joy and love

Let me be firm without dominating them;

sensitive to their feelings without trying to change them.

Let me be there for them when they need me

and get me out of their way when they don’t.

Let me offer them the roots of belonging

and the wings of freedom.   Help me, Father in Heaven, to be a father on earth. 

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?:  Prishioner Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s latest book is available from the Parish Office at an incredible price of only €10.  It’s an excellent book – ideal to give as a gift to your friends and family.

 

Boro Extras

    HERE ARE SOME ‘EXTRAS’ WHICH WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO INCLUDE IN NEWSLETTER

FR KEVIN'S 35TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY:  The PPC would like to invite the Parishioners of Moyvane and Knockanure to a mass on Friday 1st July at 8.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Fr. Kevin's Ordination. After Mass, light refreshments will be served in the Marian Hall, with entertainment from Parish personalities and musicians. All are welcome.

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE: Celebrating 10th anniversary on Sunday 11th Sept in Knock Shrine Chief Celebrant Archbishop Neary.  Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, followed by Special Mass @ 3.00pm.  Children’s Prayer Appeal – special invitation to all children to write a prayer for their Grandparents.  All prayers will be blessed at this Mass.  Send prayers to: Catholic Grandparents Association CGA, Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, Email info@catholicgrandparentsassociation.com

HISTORY OUTING: 'AN SEABHAC MEMORIAL TOUR AND COLÁISTE ÍDE': The 'An Seabhac Memorial Tour and Coláiste Íde' outing will take place on Sunday 26th June at 2.30pm. The outing will be led by Pádraig Ó Siochrú and Siobhán Corcora. Meet at the Car Park, Coláiste Íde, Baile an Ghoilín, Dingle, at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

IRISH/MATHS SUMMER COURSES:  A one week Irish course for 9-14yr olds will take place on July 4th-8th.

A one week Maths course for 4th/5th/6th will take place on July 11th-15th in  Gaelscoil Aogáin, Castleisland.

For more information please contact Tomás 066/7142022 or 087/6736773.

TIDY TOWNS:  It is great to see the huge effort by the Development Association and the Community in keeping Moyvane clean and tidy which has resulted in a 6 point increase on last year’s result.   The marks received were 276 out of a possible 450.  So again can we encourage all to row in behind the Development Association in continuing this trend in pushing the marks level higher which hopefully will result in awards for Moyvane in the future.  Thanks to one and all for all your efforts – keep it tidy!!

WHAT’S YOUR ANSWER?

Here is a poem which asks questions.  As you ponder over it ask yourself who can you best indentify with!

Two brothers once lived down this way

One named DO and the other named SAY.

If the streets were dirty, taxes high, or hospitals

were crowded, SAY would shout and sign - ‘Oh, What a town!’

But brother DO would set to work to make things new,

And while DO worked.  SAY would give out and cry: ‘He does it wrong! I know that I could do it right!  So all day long was heard the clack of Brother SAY.  But this fact from none was hid – SAY always talked.  DO always did’.  Now can you ask who am I? SAY or DO?

GETTING WORSE…

Appointments in our Diocese will be announced shortly, a few years ago a Parish Priest was paying a few farewell calls before moving to a new Parish and an elderly parishioner paid him a compliment of suggesting that his successor would not be as good as he had been.  “Oh, nonsense”, he replied flattered.  “Well Fr”, said the elderly Parishioner, shaking her head.  ”I’ve lived here under four different Parish Priests, and each new one has been worse than the last!”

TEN SECOND SERMONS

             People want the front of the bus, the back of the Church and the centre of attention. 

             Memory is what tells a man that his Wedding Anniversary was yesterday.

             The loudest noise in the world is the first rattle of a new car.

             The child is not likely to find a father in God unless he finds something of God in his father.

THOSE WHO JOIN US FROM OUTSIDE THE PARISH: We are delighted to have so many outside the Parish who download the newsletter and we send special greetings to one such person Thecla Flannery, Miltown, Tuam, Co. Galway who is celebrating a birthday this week.  Blessings and enjoy the celebrations.

 

       

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  18th     26th   June     

Saturday

18th       Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Road, Months Mind /

Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh, Birthday Remembrance / Kathleen Halpin, Greenville   Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

19th                       Moss & Mary Keane, Clieveragh               9.00am

                Baby Darren & Donal Mulvihill, Derry      11.00am

Mon 20th           Rita Fitzmaurice, Finuge /

Margaret & Jack Guerin, Cahirdown        10.30am

Tues 21st                             Seán Browne, Ennismore             10.30am

Wed 22nd                                                           Andy Molyneaux, Cahirdown     10.30am

Thurs  23rd                                                          Liann O Halloran, Church Street, 1st Anniversary               10.30am

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass          7.00pm

   Friday 24th                                       10.30am

Saturday

25th                       People of the Parish       10.30am

                Teresa Stack, Ballinruddery, Months Mind /

Michael Buckley, Finuge /

Kathy O Connell, Grogreen /

Jimmy Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce. /

Paddy O Connell, Ballygologue Road /

Kieran Corridan & Deceased Members of the Corridan & Moriarty Families          Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

26th      Michael (Nicholas) & Mary Austine Lynch nee O’Connor, Listowel, Ballylongford & New York /

Deceased Members of the Moylan & Noonan    9.00am

                Noretta Carey, Islandganniv /

Maire O Connor nee Farrell, Ballylongford, Recently Deceased   11.00am

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 19th June 

  Fr. Maurice Brick   087-9473317    (emergencies only)

 

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

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Michael Shea & Johanna Cussen, Billeragh / Margaret Murphy, Clieveragh Park / Timothy Lynch, Killocrim / Gerard Keane & Maureen Ahern nee Keane, Ballygrennan & Deceased Family Members / Con Barrett, Gortnaminch / Dolly & Ron Lucy, London, John Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. & Letterkenny / Christine Williams, Swansea /  Maureen Courtney, Caherciveen, 1st Anniversary, Liam & Donie Courtney, Caherciveen & Portmagee, James Courtney, Caherciveen, Birthday Remembrance / John Fuller, Kilfeighney, Lixnaw / Andy Molyneaux, Cahirdown / Jimmy Duggan, Dirha.

 

RECENT DEATHS Kathleen O Sullivan, Gortcreen. Arriving into the Church this Sunday evening 19th for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.30am. Burial in St. John Paul II Cemetery.

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PARISH BAPTISM TEAMS will meet on Tuesday next 21st June at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend both old and new.

PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADUATION MASSES:

Nano Nagle - Wednesday 22nd at 1pm.

Scoil Realta na Maidine, - Thursday, June 23rd at 9.30 a.m.

Killocrim School: Thursday 23rd June at 1pm. 

Presentation Primary -  Friday at 1pm.

All Masses will take place in their Schools. We wish all our students graduating from Primary School every blessing and wish all staff and students God’s blessing for the Summer.  

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

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIEST SOCIETY  Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday25th June, Bus leaving The Square 7.20am. Sharp. Contact June on 0667137236

 

PARISH SOCIAL NIGHT: FRIDAY JUNE 24th

For all involved in any ministry in our Parish. It takes place at Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday next, June 24th  beginning with Mass at 8.00 p.m. (sharp) followed by ‘’cuppa’ and finger food and  music from Stevie Donegan. The purpose of the night is simply to say ‘Thanks’ to each and everyone of you who work to make our Parish such a great and active Parish. From the Staff, Church Cleaners, Ministers of Eucharist, Ministers of the Word, Altar Servers, Counters, Collectors, Parish Folk Group, Parish Choir, Parish Pastoral Council, Liturgy Group, Finance Council, Safe Guarding Children Committee, Ministers of Prayer, First Friday Group, Baptism Teams, Children Liturgy Group, etc. etc. To facilitate the catering and get idea of numbers we ask you to inform the Parish Office that you are going by Wednesday next, June 22nd by phone or email. This year we hope to honour our own Sr. Consolata (Presentation Sister) who has served our Parish so faithfully as Parish Organist / Choir Leader with many years.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS Annual Church gate collection takes place on Saturday June 25th / Sunday 26th. Also as judging for the National Tidy Towns Competition is now underway you might appeal for extra vigilance on litter especially cigarette butts!

VOLUNTEERS CAR SCHEME INFORMATION EVENING; Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Driver? Do you have 2 hours to spare to support older people in your community access day care services? Do you have a full clean driving license and access to a car? Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, North Kerry in conjunction with Local Links Kerry (formerly Kerry Community Transport) are seeking Volunteer Drivers for their Volunteer Social Car Scheme . Information Evening will take place on Thursday 30th June @ 8pm in Ard Chúram Day Care Centre. All welcome.

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place Saturday/Sunday 25 & 26 June in The Concert Hall, RDS Ballsbridge. Theme "Reopen the Wells." Main speakers: Dr Mary Healy & Rev. Jonathan Frazer. For info please contact Sr. Bridget at 021 425 1100.

 

Just a Thought!

My Father … When I was 4 years of age; ‘My Daddy can do anything’. 5 year old: ‘My Daddy knows a lot’.  6 years old: ‘My Daddy is smarter than your Dad’  8 years old: ‘My Dad knows exactly everything’. 10 years old: ‘In olden days, when my Dad grew up things were different’. 12 years old: ‘Oh, well naturally, Father does not know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood. 14 years old: ‘Don’t pay attention to my father, he is so old-fashioned’ 21 years old: ‘Him? My goodness, he is hopelessly out of date’. 25 years old: ‘Dad knows a little about it, but then he should because he has been around so long. 30 years old: ‘Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks? After all, he’s had a lot of experience’. 35 years old: ‘I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad’. 40 years old: ‘I wonder how Dad would have handled this. He was so wise and had a world of experience’. 50 years old: ‘I’d give anything if Dad were here now, so that I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him’. (Anonymous)

Happy Father’s Day

 

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

SAINT MARY OF THE ANGELS & SAINT JOHN OF GODS KERRY SERVICES Volunteers wanted with some Computer /IT or Administration skills for Saint Mary of the Angels & Saint John of Gods Kerry Services. Please contact Helen 087 1338702.

HISTORY OUTING - 'An Seabhac Memorial Tour and Coláiste Íde' The 'An Seabhac Memorial Tour and Coláiste Íde' outing will take place on Sunday 26th June at 2.30pm. The outing will be led by Pádraig Ó Siochrú and Siobhán Corcora. Meet at the Car Park, Coláiste Íde, Baile an Ghoilín, Dingle, at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place Saturday/Sunday 25 & 26 June in The Concert Hall, RDS Ballsbridge. Theme "Reopen the Wells." Main speakers: Dr Mary Healy & Rev. Jonathan Frazer. For info please contact Sr. Bridget at 021 425 1100.

 

        MOYVANE/ Knockanure and Listowel 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.

 

      Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

(Newsletter available in Churches while the Boro Extras can only be viewed online)

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat 11thand Sun 12th June

 

MOYVANE          VIGIL:    Sat           11th        7.30pm               Hughie Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun      12th     10.00am   Paul Dalton, Athea (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun         12th      11.00am              John, Dan & Bridie Kearney, The Village (Anni)  

 

Weekday Masses: Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th June

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Wed      15th         7.30pm               Joe & Mary Lynch, Woodgrove (Anni)                   

 

Fri           17th         7.30pm               James Duggan, Murhur (1st Anni)

 

Sat          18th         7.30pm               Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure (Anni)

 

Sun        19th       11.00am              Mick & Mary Moloney, Clarr (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Tues      14th         7.30pm               Peggy McElligott, (Anni), her husband John

 

                                                                 & loving daughter Betty Neumann, Lissanaskea

 

Thurs     16th         7.30pm               Mary Cullen (Anni)

 

Sun        19th       10.00am               Hannah & Timothy Flaherty, (Anni) & Deceased

 

Members of the Flaherty Family, Gortdromagouna

 

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.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: this weekend for Accord.   This Diocesan collection goes to Accord to provide marriage preparation courses and who offer a Counselling Service to all married couples who require their help.

 

PARISH OFFICE:  Closed Monday 13th.  Open Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday & Friday this week.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  The final Mass for the First Holy Communion children of Murhur N.S. will take place on Sunday 26th June @ 11am.  Thanks to all parents and teachers in both our National Schools for all their commitment, help and support in preparing the children both for First Holy communion and for Confirmation.  Very many thanks to all in our Parish Music Ministry for all your work with the Masses of preparation and with the First Holy Communion Masses and Confirmation Masses.  Many thanks too to those who decorated the Church, both inside and outside for these very special celebrations.  Your efforts are deeply appreciated. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Jacqueline Stackpoole & Family, Aughrim and The O’Brien Family on the death of Jacqueline’s brother-in-law James O’Brien, Glenagragra, Glin.  May James Rest In Peace.

 

CEMETERY MASS:  for Murhur on Monday 27th June @ 8pm.  All are welcome.

 

DIOCESAN RETREAT:  Just back from the Diocesan Retreat in Ardfert.  I needed it after the Clare defeat against mighty Waterford last Sunday.  It’s the last time I’ll give the Clare team a shout inside the Churches. 

 

I guess I’ll need two retreats after Killarney this Sunday!  All travelling to Killarney, enjoy.  I hope to go also.  Thank God the big smile is back on Jerry Brosnan’s face again!  The Retreat was excellent, given by Fr. Joe Kavanagh O.P.  Ardfert is a delightful location for prayer and reflection.  Well done to Sr. Elizabeth and excellent staff.

 

A WOMAN WIPES JESUS’ FEET

 

An old man once saw a scorpion that had become tangled in the roots of an old tree in a swamp.  The old man crawled out on the tree’s gnarled roots and tried to help the scorpion free itself.  But each time he did the scorpion bit him.  On shore a smart alecky teenager laughed at the old man.  “Hey old fellow, all you’re getting out of trying to help that scorpion is a swollen hand.  What a fool you are!”  The old man replied gently with a nice smile.  “Just because it is the scorpion’s nature to sting, should I change mine, which is to save?”  Now are you willing to help people, including forgiving them, even at risk to yourself?  We must never forget that love and forgiveness are closely connected.

 

       TEARS…… A CONSENT TO WHAT IS!

 

On a summer course way back in 2000 in the States, I was with a group of women who were having a week long course on the concept of barrenness in Scripture.  The woman giving the course, while happily married, was unable to conceive a child.  She had no illusions about what this meant to her.  It bothered her a great deal.  She found Mother’s Day very difficult.  I was with the group to say Mass each day and to celebrate Evening Prayer with them.  They were a terrific group.  I felt as being the only man in the group that I would give them the freedom to journey themselves, and I was delighted to celebrate Masses and Evening Prayer with them.   One evening the leader asked if I would join them after supper to watch a video of a 1990’s British Film, entitled ‘Secrets and Lies’, a subtle but powerful drama about the pain of not having children.  The tears in the film catalyzed tears within the group and the floodgates opened.  Tears began to flow freely and one by one the women began to tell their stories.  Then, after the tears and stories had stopped, the atmosphere changed as if a great weight had been removed.  Lightness set in.  Each person had mourned her loss and now each felt a lightness in knowing that one might never have a child and still be a happy person, without denying the pain in that barrenness is not just a term that describes a biological incapacity to have children or a life-choice to not have them.  It’s wider.  Barrenness describes the human condition in its incapacity to be generative in the way it would like and the vacuum and frustration that it leaves inside lives.  None of us die having given birth to all we wanted to in this world.  Many of our wounds are irreversible and many of our shortcomings are permanent.  We will go to our deaths with this incompleteness.  Our loss cannot be reversed, but it can be mourned, both what we lost and what we failed to achieve.  In that mourning, in those tears there is freedom.  Tears are the answer to barrenness, to all loss and inadequacy.  Tears release us into honest sorrow.  They release us from the strenuous business of finding words.  They release us into a childlike place where we needed to be held and find comfort in embrace – in the arms of others and in the arms of Jesus.  Tears release from fear and anxious thoughts.  They release us from the strain of holding them back.  Never forget that tears are consent to what is.  Tears dilute resentment and wash away resentment and anger.  Thank God for tears…….

 

               OFFERTORY BOXES

 

Your offertory boxes together with a letter of thanks and a record of your contribution will be available at all Masses next weekend 18th/19th.  It would help us greatly if you could collect your box from either of the Churches or the Parish Office.  If you are away or this is inconvenient for you don’t worry the box will be delivered to your home.  Anyone who does not have a box and would like to join this scheme which is to support the Parish and the Parish Priest, can see Fr. Kevin or call to the Office, or sign up after this weekend’s Masses.

 

SHOP:  Religious goods in the Parish Office Shop – new items.  You are more than welcome to visit.  We also have copies of Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s new book ‘WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?’ 

 

MISSION AWARENESS 2016

 

Our Bishop Ray has given the Divine Word Missionaries permission to present Mission Awareness in all of the Parishes in our Diocese.  So on June 18th & 19th (next weekend) Fr. Liam Dunne S.V.D. (Divine Word Missionaries) will speak at al Masses (Vigil & our two Sunday Masses).   You will be delighted to know that Fr. Liam’s presentation will replace the homily.  Fr. Liam would like to give Parishioners an opportunity to contribute to their Missionary work around the world and will distribute prayer cards and other items which can be kept as a reminder that we all play an important part in spreading the Gospel of Jesus.  I know you will make Fr. Liam most welcome next weekend.  He is most welcome to Our Parish.

 

EUROS

 

Please God all will be safe and well for the Euro games in France.  Let’s keep our prayers going that the competition is a happy and enjoyable occasion for all involved.  Good luck to Ireland and all involved with the team and the supporters too.  Come on you boys in green.

 

EXAMS

 

Our prayers and continual remembrance in all our Masses go to all who are doing exams.  May God’s Holy Spirit continue to bless you all, your families and your teachers.

 

 

 

Boro Extras

 

    HERE ARE SOME ‘EXTRAS’ WHICH WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO INCLUDE IN NEWSLETTER

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  from the Parish and Tarbert Parish will take place on Wednesday 6th July Details are available from Margaret Carmody, Knockanure on 49361 and Nuala Carmody, Tarbert on 36166.

 

ACTIVE RETIREMENT:  takes place Monday 13th @ 1pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  €10.  All welcome.

 

ALZHEIMERS CARERS SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Tuesday 14th June @ 12.30pm. 

 

IRISH MUSIC SUMMER CAMP: Lead by All Ireland Champion Musician and Percussionist Kieran Flavin, this fun Irish music, song and dance summer camp for children aged 8 and up will be held in St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel  on 4th – 8th July and Glin Community Hall on 18th – 22nd July from 10am – 1pm daily. The week consists of fun music activities, lively dance and song, culminating with a performance at the end of the week!

 

For more info contact Kieran: 086-3441873 or Ann: 086-3090948. Pre-booking is essential.

 

CPR TRAINING:  Each year hundreds of people die from cardiac arrest. Would you know what to do if a loved one suffered a heart attack? CPR training will give you the invaluable skills needed to potentially save a person’s life. Anybody can learn these skills! Training will be commencing shortly. If interested, contact Liam on

 

086/8955775 or email liamflavin91@gmail.com

 

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE:  will take place 25th/26 June in The Concert Hall, Ballsbridge.  Theme “Reopen the Wells”.  Speakers:  Dr. Mary Healy & Rev Jonathan Frazer.  Info:  021/425110

 

HORIZONS:  A Religious and Social Affairs programme broadcast on Radio Kerry every Sunday morning

 

at 9am.  If you would like to contribute to the Programme or ‘Just a Thought’ contact Mary on 087/1301555.

 

WORST EIGHT

 

We can exclusively reveal to you this weekend the World’s Eight Worst Questions:

 

1.            Will you promise not to get mad if I tell you something?

 

2.            Do you have statistics to back up that statement?

 

3.            You don’t honestly expect me to believe that do you?

 

4.            Haven’t you any sense of humour?

 

5.            You don’t remember me do you?     7. Now what’s the matter?

 

6.            Have I kept you waiting?                8.  Are you asleep?

 

 

 

35th ANNIVERSARY:  On June 20th please God I will be 35 years a Priest.  Pray for me. Thank You

 

PLAY GROUND IN GREAT DEMAND

 

The recent spell of continential weather experienced in ‘down town Moyvane’ has resulted in extra numbers enjoying the delights of the Play Ground.  Well done to all who take their children there and who lovingly supervise them.  Well done too for keeping the place so clean and tidy.  It’s fantastic that all items are so well respected.  Let’s keep it going for a long, hot and enjoyable summer.   Well done to all.

 

THE ROLE OF CHURCH IN PLURALIST SOCIETY

 

An International Interdisciplinary Conference will take place in Trinity College Dublin from June 22nd to 24th.

 

Three day ticket €200 or Day ticket €80 per person.  Students and concessions €100 for three days.

 

Further information from www.LoyolaTCD.com or 01/8964790.

 

FORGIVING…….

 

During the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, was a real flash-point.  The blacks boycotted the city bus service, because of segregation.  The response was to fire-bomb the houses of the blacks.  It was in this tense atmosphere of awful hatred that MARTIN LUTHER KING preached to his congregation of blacks in that same town, that peace and forgiveness lay in their hands.  He went on to show them that the great act of forgiving must always begin with the person who is wronged.  Jesus give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change – and that includes the people- all persons in my life.

 

     FATHER’S DAY

 

Father’s Day will be special at all Masses next week.  Be sure to bring your Dad to Mass!!

 

 

 

 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  12th     18th   June     

 

Saturday

 

11th       Jerry Murphy, Clieveragh, Months Mind /

 

John Ahern, Skehenerin, 1st Anniversary /

 

Eileen O Sullivan, Feale Drive, 1st Anniversary /

 

Siobhan Boyle, Belfast /

 

Pat McElligott, Convent Street /

 

Esther McAuliffe, Church Street /

 

William & Margaret Guiney, Coolaclarig /

 

Rodger Thomas Woster, Clieveragh Downs          Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

12th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                James Browne, O’Connell’s Ave., 1st Anniversary / Stephen & Nuala O Hanrahan, Duagh /

 

Mick O Sullivan Derryfarm            11.00am

 

Mon 13th           Special & Private Intentions        10.30am

 

Tues 14th            William J. Galvin, Fermoyle, Greenville

 

1st Anniversary                 10.30am

 

Wed 15th                                                            Kitty Crowley nee Kelly, O’Connell’s Ave., Birthday Remembrance /

 

Eileen O Sullivan, Feale Drive, 1st Anniversary    10.30am

 

Thurs  16th                                          Con & Rose Lynch, Moyvane /

 

Nora Purcell, Woodford                10.30am

 

   Friday 16th                       Mary & Nelly Moloney, Charles Street /

 

PJ Maher, Church Street               10.30am

 

Saturday

 

17th                       Timmy Lawlor, The Square & Newcastlewest, Months Mind        10.30am

 

                Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Road, Months Mind /

 

Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh, Birthday Remembrance / Kathleen Halpin, Greenville   Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

18th      Moss & Mary Keane, Clieveragh               9.00am

 

                Baby Darren & Donal Mulvihill, Derry      11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 12th June 

 

  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: Eileen Parry nee O’Connor, died in London, late of Greenville.

 

Mary McSweeney nee Lynch, Ballyvourney.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Kathleen O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. / Mary Ellen McDermott, Listowel / John O Sullivan, Banemore / Ada Moloney, The Square / Denis Curtin, Knockanassig

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP Will meet on Monday 13th June at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

PARISH LITURGY GROUP SAY THANKS: to everyone who gave so generously to the recent Church gate collection amount raised was €1,121.04. This money is used to defray many expenses incurred throughout the year with various liturgy activities throughout the year. Also many thanks to all who processed and helped in the recent Corpus Christi Procession to Ard Churam Centre. It was a great success and a great venue to have Benediction. Well done all involved!

 

DIAMOND JUBILEE CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Joe Nolan (retired priest) who celebrated 60 years ordained a priest during the past week at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Wishing him God’s blessing, health and happiness. Thanks for serving the Lord and our Diocese these past 60 years.

 

 

 

PARISH SOCIAL NIGHT: FRIDAY JUNE 24th

 

For all involved in  any ministry in our Parish. It takes place at Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday, June 24th  beginning with Mass at 8.00 p.m. (sharp) followed by ‘’cuppa’ and finger food and  music from Stevie Donegan. The purpose of the night is simply to say ‘Thanks’ to each and everyone of you who work to make our Parish such a great and active Parish. From the Staff, Church Cleaners, Ministers of Eucharist, Ministers of the Word, Altar Servers, Counters, Collectors, Parish Folk Group, Parish Choir, Parish Pastoral Council, Liturgy Group, Finance Council, Safe Guarding Children Committee, Ministers of Prayer, First Friday Group, Baptism Teams, Children Liturgy Group, etc. etc. To facilitate the catering and get some idea of numbers we ask you to inform the Parish Office that you are going by Wednesday, June 22nd by phone or email. This year we hope to honour our own Sr. Consolata (Presentation Sister) who has served our Parish so faithfully as Parish Organist / Choir Leader with many years.

 

 

 

KILLOCRIM NATIONAL SCHOOL is hosting a night at the dogs on Saturday next, June 18th. This fundraiser is in aid of a new Astro Turf pitch at the school. Come along and enjoy great entertainment. Tickets available in advance from the school or on the night at a cost of €10. Children free. 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2016

 

It is that time of year again when we will pray for our loved ones at our Parish Cemeteries.

 

St. Michael’s Cemetery:  Tuesday 5th July at 8.00 p.m.

 

St. John Paul 11 Cemetery: Wednesday, 6th July  8.00 p.m.

 

Finuge Cemetery: Thursday 7th July at 8.00 p.m.

 

We are very proud of our local cemeteries and say a sincere thanks to all who care for them. In preparation for the masses, the committees of each of the graveyards ask you all  to clean up your own family plot and remove any rubbish. Thanks

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

MEDJUGORJE 35TH ANNIVERSARY MASS St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee, Monday 13th June at 7.30pm. Confessions before Mass starting at 7pm. All welcome.

 

ALZHEIMERS CARERS SUPPORT GROUP the June meeting of the Alzheimer’s Carers Support group at 12.30 on Tuesday June 14 at Listowel Family Resource Centre.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Tea/Coffee Morning will take place in the St. Joseph’s Dayroom, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 15th June, from 10.30am – 12pm. All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for residents in Listowel Community Hospital. All Welcome.

 

SUMMER CAMP: LEAD BY All Ireland Champion Musician and Percussionist Kieran Flavin, this fun Irish music, song and dance summer camp for children aged 8 and up will be held in St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel  on 4th – 8th July and Glin Community Hall on 18th – 22nd July from 10am – 1pm daily. The week consists of fun music activities, lively dance and song, culminating with a performance at the end of the week! For more info contact Kieran: 086-3441873 or Ann: 086-3090948. Pre-booking is essential.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Do you love your local library? Would you like to encourage more children to visit the library? Do you enjoy telling stories? Are you free on Saturday afternoons? If yes then join our team of volunteers to host events for children on Saturday afternoons – storytelling, arts & crafts workshops, anything creative and fun! For further information just ask a member of staff or ring on 068-23044

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DYNAMIC CATHOLIC Apologetics Boot Camp! Are you equipped to give the answers? Be the best catholic YOU can be! 16th – 19th June 2016 Dal Raida, Avoca Ave, Dublin (space limited) contact 0949375993.

 

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place Saturday/Sunday 25 & 26 June in The Concert Hall, RDS Ballsbridge. Theme "Reopen the Wells." Main speakers: Dr Mary Healy & Rev. Jonathan Frazer. Further information please contact Sr. Bridget at 021 425 1100.

 

 

 

 

 

Moyvane/ Knockanure and Listowel Connection

 

MOYVANE 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.

 

      Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

(Newsletter available in Churches while the Boro Extras can only be viewed online)

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat 4th and Sun 5th June

 

MOYVANE          VIGIL:    Sat           4th         7.30pm                Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun      5th      10.00am     David Dillon & Parents Margaret & Vincent

 

                                                                                                                                & Aunt Kathleen Stack, Kilmorna.            

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun         5th        11.00am              John Carmody, Ahalahana (Anni)             

 

Weekday Masses: Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th June

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Wed      8th         7.30pm                For all Exam Students and their Families

 

Fri           10th       7.30pm                Special Mass of Thanksgiving.                                                                     This is in thanksgiving for all who helped Esther Foley both in prayer and

 

encouragement during her recent illness.  Esther and Seάn lovingly wish to acknowledge that support and you all are invited to this Mass.

 

Sat          11th         7.30pm               Hughie Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Sun        12th       11.00am              John, Dan & Bridie Kearney, The Village (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Sun        12th       10.00am               Paul Dalton, Athea (Rec Dec)

 

PARISH NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

PARISH PRIEST GREEN ENVELOPE COLLECTION:  Dues offerings for June will be taken up as a second collection at all Masses this weekend 4th/5th June.   Those who do not have envelopes can, if desired, make an offering.  Very many thanks for your generosity.

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION:  for Accord will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 11th/12th.

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  To Julia Stack & Family on the death of her Brother-in-law Dick Fitzgerald, Abbeyfeale and also to Norette Kissane & Family on the death of her Grandmother Bridie Trant, Mountcoal, Listowel.  May Dick and Bridie Rest In Peace.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  from the Parish and Tarbert Parish will take place on Wednesday 6th July Details are available from Margaret Carmody, Knockanure on 49361 and Nuala Carmody, Tarbert on 36166.

 

WONDERFUL WEATHER:  Thank God for such beautiful weather and a safe Holiday weekend to all.  Haven’t we the best Country in the World when it is basking in sunshine.

 

JESUS HEALS THE WIDOWS SON

 

The compassion of Jesus is beautifully evident in this weekend’s Gospel.  It is a call and a challenge to us that in our daily lives we too must exercise compassion.  An America soldier, who was involved in the Vietnamese war, recalls a personal experience.  He captured a young Vietnamese soldier who fell to his knees and crawled trying to get away from him.  Moved by the look of absolute terror in his enemy’s eyes, the American soldier began to ask him questions through an interpreter.  “How old are you?”, “19”, “So am I, what do you do?”, “I am a student”, “So am I”, “Do you have a girlfriend?”, “Yes”, “So do I”.  Then reaching into his knapsack, the young American pulled out a tin of beans, gave it to his enemy and let him go.  At first the Vietnamese soldier ran as fast as he could, zig-zagging back and forth for fear he would be shot in the back.  Then suddenly he turned and raised the tin of beans high over his head, bowed a deep bow and disappeared into the jungle.  For this Vietnamese soldier, a tin of beans was a feast to be shared.  From that day on the young American soldier marched with his gun upside down.  Everyday there will be an opportunity to put compassion into action –

 

do we really look for them?

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Meeting Wednesday 8th @ 7.30pm in Marian Hall.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  A meeting of this committee will take place in the Marian Hall on Friday June 10th @ 8.30pm.  All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

ACTIVE RETIREMENT DAY:  Knockanure Community Centre Monday 13th @ 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan. €10.  All welcome.  Phone 068/ 49799 if attending.  New members welcome.

 

ANAM CARA: Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 14th from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haigs Tce, Killerisk, Tralee.  Anam Cara Kerry will be taking a break over the Summer, the next event will be a bereavement information evening on Tuesday 13th of September in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. 

 

All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

TARBERT BRIDEWELL: Sip Sup and Paint with Viveca.  Saturday June 25th @ 7.30pm.  Tickets €25. 

 

€5 deposit to be paid before the night to secure a place.  Learn to paint on canvas step by step.

 

 

 

LANGUAGE IN THE NEW MASS TRANSLATION IS SO DIFFICULT!

 

French-speaking Catholics are about to face the same aggravation that overtook all of us at the end of 2011 when the new English translation of the Rite of Mass was imposed on us.  It replaced a translation that had been with us for 40 years.  While that translation was by no means perfect, it’s language patterns were closer to those used in ordinary speech.  The new English version tried too hard to represent the exact meaning of the Latin text of which it was a translation, and the very same criticism is being made of the new French version.  The clumsy term “consubstantial” reintroduced into the Creed in both cases, is not really a translation at all but an archaic Latinism rooted in Greek philosophy.  The new English text has nearly settled down.  Its imperfections are still apparent though familiarity has made it easier to swallow them.  Yet the English -speaking Catholic worlds unhappy experience, which French speakers are about to replicate, has taught the authorities in Rome nothing.  A love of good spoken English does not count; neither does opinion in the pews.  These are sacred texts and worshippers treat them with the respect that is their due.  But they have not embraced them joyously.  There is a solution which would need a radical change of heart in Rome.  That is to loosen the reins of uniformity so that Parishes and their Priests can begin to take ownership of their liturgy. 

 

WRITE YOUR OWN LIFE……

 

Suppose someone gave you a pen- a sealed solid gold pen.  You couldn’t see how much ink it had.  It might run dry after the first few tentative words or just last long enough to create a masterpiece (or several) that would last forever and make a difference to the scheme of things.  You don’t know before you begin.  Under the rules of the game, you really never know.   You have to take a chance!  Actually, no rules of the game state you must do anything.  Instead of picking up and using the pen, you could leave it on a shelf or in a drawer where it will dry up unused.  But if you decide to use it, what would you do?  How would you play the game?  Would you plan and plan before you wrote a word?  Would your plans be so extensive that you never even got to the writing?  Or would you take the pen in hand, plunge right in and just do it, struggling to keep up with the twists and turns of the torrents of words that take you where they take you?  Would you write cautiously and carefully as if the pen might run dry the next moment, or would you pretend or believe (or pretend to believe) that the pen will write forever, and proceed accordingly?  And what would you write of?  LOVE? HATE? FUN?  MISERY?  LIFE? DEATH? NOTHING? EVERYTHING?  Would you write just to please yourself? or others?  or yourself by writing for others?  Would your strokes be tremblingly timid or brilliantly bold?  Fancy with a flourish or plain?  Would you even write?  Would you sketch? Scribble?  Doodle or draw?  Would you stay in or on the lines or see no lines at all even if they were there?  There is a lot to things about here isn’t there? 

 

Now suppose somebody gave you a life......Go on write your own life with the help and guidance of your compassionate God.

 

 

 

Boro Extras

 

    HERE ARE SOME ‘EXTRAS’ WHICH WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO INCLUDE IN NEWSLETTER.

 

GREAT WEEK FOR OUR PARISH:  Great to see four Parishioners making the headlines in the National and Local Press. All of them good news stories.

 

Seάn Jones from Aughrim, was ordained Deacon last Sunday in Maynooth College, surrounded by Family and Parishioners.  We wish Seάn well as he begins his time as a Deacon on his road to Ordination to Priesthood.  Marie-Louise Donovan, Glin Road, flew out to US this week to begin a three month voluntary placement as a Barrister with the Innocent Project, which has freed three hundred innocent convicts – some of whom were on death row for a crime they had never committed.   Our prayers go with Marie-Louise and warm congratulations to her and her family. 

 

Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Aughrim, local and popular poet, has bought out a delightful book entitled “WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?”  As we are all well aware Gabriel is a gifted word smith and has put together a delightful series of poems that will be enriching to young and old alike.  It is being launched at 3pm in the Community Centre in Listowel this Saturday.  We wish Gabriel and Brenda every joy and blessing at this happy time and please God Gabriel has many more books in him.  Whoever gave him the pen so early in life, well done.   Hasn’t he used it wisely with his majestic words.  (see article in main bulletin on Write Your Own Life!)

 

Brendan Hogan, Leitrim Middle, Manager of the Kerry U17’s has given a delightful interview in the Kerry’s Eye on the “In Conversation” section.   Brendan and his back room team are doing a great job and as the article states “Be Patient and Success will come……”  Well done Brendan.

 

              NOURISHING ONES FAITH:

 

RELICS OF ST ANTHONY:  The Capuchin friars contacted us to say that the relics of St Anthony will be visiting some of the Cathedrals of Ireland over the weeks ahead. They will be visiting St. Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 10th of June commencing with the 10.30am Mass, Veneration of the relics during the day, Mass at 6.15pm with Bishop Ray Browne and Veneration until 9pm. 

 

MEDJUGORJE MASS:  As this is the 35th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the visionaries a special Mass will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday 13th June @ 7.30pm.  Confessions before Mass.  Fr. Danny Broderick, P.P Eyeries and well known in the area because of his time in Tarbert is Chaplin to the Medjugorje Group in our Diocese and would only be too delighted to help anyone who might be keen to go to Medjugorje either on their own or with a group.  Fr. Danny can be contacted on 027/74008.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & SORRENTO: 

 

This “Year of Mercy”, the Holy Father has encouraged us to go on Pilgrimage.  There is a special Pilgrimage dedicated to Padre Pio which will take place from the 10th to 17th October and is costing €1,099 per person sharing.  This Pilgrimage is organized by Michael Clifford, formerly of Killarney and now living in Kildare and was started by his late mother Sheila Clifford in the Parish of Killarney.  I have been on this Pilgrimage many times while I worked in Killarney and I can highly recommend it.  Further details from Michael Clifford 085/1309835 or michaelclifford@gmail.com.

 

EXAMS:  Very many thanks to the Students both from the Junior and Leaving Cert, who helped in putting on a beautiful Liturgy for last week’s Exam Mass.  We still have exam prayer cards in the Church.  Our prayerful good wishes to you as you take on your exams and be assured of daily remembrances in our Masses and prayers. 

 

THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR WATERFORD?  Can the Banner win on Sunday? 

 

                         Yes we can!! Come on the Banner!!!                

 

                                                               

 

 

 

       

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel Newsletter

 

Listowel Connection News

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  5th     12th   June     

 

Saturday

 

4th         Bridie & Jack Rowan & Deceased Family, O’Connell’s Ave. / Bernard Buckley, Duagh /

 

Mickey Kennelly, Coolaclarig /

 

Maurice & Lena Hannon, The Square /

 

Elizabeth & Maurice O Sullivan & Michael Keane, Colbert Street / Dick & Maire Kiely, Church Street / Eileen Goulding, Knockanure /

 

Peter & Eileen McGrath, Convent Street /

 

Patrick Guerin, Ballahadigue, birthday rem.         Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

5th                         Eileen & Thomas Healy, Clountubird /

 

Sean O Sullivan, Gortcreen          9.00am

 

                WRITERS WEEK ANNUAL MASS 11.00am

 

Mon 6th               John & Baby Jack Lynch, Lynch’s Bakery /

 

Mary Tarmey, Cluain Doire, Months Mind            10.30am

 

Tues 7th                               10.30am

 

Wed 8th                                                               Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs  9th                                            Special Intentions for Padraig Beasley &

 

Luke Fealy. Requested by Scoil Realta na Maidine, Boys School.                 10.30am

 

   Friday 10th                       Catherine Thomas & Anthony McElligott, Greenville        10.30am

 

Saturday

 

11th                        Annie Fitzell & Walter Fitzell       10.30am

 

                Jerry Murphy, Clieveragh, Months Mind /

 

John Ahern, Skehenerin, 1st Anniversary /

 

Eileen O Sullivan, Feale Drive, 1st Anniversary /

 

Siobhan Boyle, Belfast /

 

Pat McElligott, Convent Street /

 

Esther McAuliffe, Church Street /

 

William & Margaret Guiney, Coolaclarig /

 

Rodger Thomas Woster, Clieveragh Downs          Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

12th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                James Browne, O’Connell’s Ave., 1st Anniversary /

 

Stephen & Nuala O Hanrahan, Duagh /

 

Mick O Sullivan Derryfarm            11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 5th June 

 

  Fr. John Lawlor   087-6794112    (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Mary Gore, Charles Street.

 

Mike Deegan, Rusheen, Ballylongford.

 

Michael O Donoghue, Manchester late of Charles Street.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Sonny McCarthy, Gortnaminch / Mike (Cork Mick) Collins, Baile O Dubhda & Cork / Martin & Margaret Nash / Johnny Murphy, Greenville & Arus Mhuire & David Lynch, Greenville & Blarney / Mary Kenny, Church Street.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD: is taking place this weekend – at the Vigil Mass on Saturday 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.

 

ACCORD ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION will take place this weekend. Accord offer marriage guidance, counselling and offer Pre Marriage Courses and family support  at our Centres in Tralee & Killarney. It now has very limited State funding so your generosity is much appreciated.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2015-16

 

Our Annual Newsletter recording some of the events and happening in our Parish over the past 12 months is published this weekend. It gives a brief account of the work of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), the Finance Council, the Liturgy Group and the various groups which work very effectively in our Parish. Also included is a list of baptisms, funerals and weddings which took place in our Parish during the year 2015. And a statement of income and expenditure as produced by our Parish Finance Council... We do have a great Parish and it is only when you start listing them that you can really appreciate the great work being done. .Well done to all involved. The booklet is available at the back of the church this weekend and also at the Parish Office.

 

PARISH OFFICE will be closed on this Monday, June 6th for Whit Bank Holiday. Normal office hours resumes Tuesday morning at 10.00 a.m..

 

PRAYERS FOR ALL DOING EXAMS: We want to wish all beginning their State Exams on Wednesday next ( June 8th ) the best of luck and every blessing. All will be remembered at our daily mass each day here at St. Mary’s Church.

 

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS: of the Sacred Heart Altar have been removed to be repaired and to be re-leaded. Water has been seeping through the walls and is damaging the mosaic at both sides of the windows. You are invited to view the damage that is already caused. The work should be completed within a few weeks when other areas needing repairs will then be addressed.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING will take place on Thursday 9th June at 8pm. in the Presbytery.

 

THE SISTERS OF ST. ELISABETH OF BELARUS that help children in an orphanage and psychiatric hospital will be visiting our Church on Thursday next 9th June at the 10.30am. Mass.. You can help by buying some of their icons, ceramics, decorations and other artefact produced in the workshop in their convent. Your donations will be very much appreciated.

 

RELICS OF ST ANTHONY: The Capuchin friars contacted us to say that the relics of St Anthony will be visiting some of the Cathedrals of Ireland over the weeks ahead. They will be visiting St. Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 10th of June commencing with the 10.30am Mass, Veneration of the relics during the day, Mass at 6.15pm with Bishop Ray Browne and Veneration until 9pm. Also, here is a link to a short YouTube video on the relics of St Anthony with Fr. Mario. You can see it on their website which would enable those interested to get an understanding of what the relics are and what the connection with Pope Francis is. Fr Mario presents the video.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

BALLYBUNION ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY MASS will take place on Friday next  10th June at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE Urgently needs people to help on Sunflower Day Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June. If anyone can spare 1 or 2 hours please contact John on 0851032343 or Jenny on 0863934134

 

LISTOWEL CASTLE IS OPENED  for the Summer Season. Free guided tours each day until 6th September Tel: 0863857201.

 

LARTIGUE MOMORAIL Volunteers needed, could you spare an hour in the afternoon.  station@lartiguemonorail.com or ring 068-24393.

 

 

 

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

 

RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE Help us to Help Others - Volunteers needed for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday July 2nd , - Stewards, helpers at Food Station and Cyclists registration. Please phone SouthWest Counselling Centre at 064 6636416.

 

 

 

        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.

      Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

(Newsletter available in Churches while the Boro Extras can only be viewed online)

 

THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

CORPUS CHRISTI

Since the fourteenth century the Catholic Church has celebrated this Feast in every place where she is established.  It commemorates the Institution of the Body and Blood of the Lord in the Eucharist and so it is closely linked with Holy Thursday.  It was felt that other elements of the celebration of the Easter Triduum tended to obscure this aspect of the Eucharist. Therefore it was considered that a special day outside the Easter season in which the focus would be on this aspect would be useful. And so today’s Feast.  It is extra special in our Parish as our beautiful Church in Knockanure is dedicated to Corpus Christi.   Another reason why it is extra special this Sunday – Parishioner Seάn Jones, Aughrim will be ordained a Deacon in Maynooth.  We wish Seάn and his loving family our best wishes and assure him of remembrances in our prayers and Masses.

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat May 28th and Sun May 29th

MOYVANE          VIGIL:    Sat          28th         7.30pm               Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                Sun     29th     10.00am    Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon,                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lisaniskea (Anni)

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        29th        11.00am              Míchéal Mulvihill, Gurtdromsillihy (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Monday 30th May to Sunday 5th June

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon      30th       7.30pm                Kathleen Dore, Woodgrove (Anni)

Wed      1st           7.30pm                Brίd Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni)      

Fri           3rd         10.00am               First Friday Mass-Feast of the Sacred Heart

Sat          4th          7.30pm                Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni)

Sun        5th         11.00am               John Carmody, Ahalahana (Anni)

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Thurs     2nd         7.30pm                Kathleen O’Dwyer (Anni)

 Fri          3rd          8.00pm                Eileen Goulding, Knockanure Village (Anni)

Sun        5th         10.00am               David Dillon & Parents Margaret & Vincent

                                                                & Aunt Kathleen Stack, Kilmorna

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.

SPECIAL SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND: In August 2018 the 9th World Meeting of Families is expected to attract thousands of Catholic families from around the globe to Ireland.  It will be a time to renew, support and strengthen Irish families in their commitment to their faith.  To support the hosting of the event, there will be three National Church collections, the first of which will take place this weekend of 28th/29th . The remaining collections will take place in 2017 and 2018; Please visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  To Ann Finucane, Clounprohus & the Dalton Family, Athea on the sudden death of her brother Paul Dalton.  May Paul enjoy eternal rest.  Lets keep Ann and the Dalton Family in our prayers.

NEW STOCK:  has arrived in the Parish Office in particular battery operated candles for the graves.   A new extra selection of cards for exams and various occasions are now available.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN:  Annual collection of clothes will commence this week.  These children from Belarus stay with voluntary host families in North Kerry.  Please contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

IN-BETWEEN COMMUNIONS

A little girl and a little boy wait for their First Holy Communion.  There have been big events in their young lives before, birthdays, Santa - the Priest moves nearer. They close their eyes, clench their hands, and steady their tongues.  They feel the gentle pressure of the host.  God is with them.  An old woman waits on her deathbed for her last Holy Communion.  There have been big events in her life – her wedding, her first child, the first time they called her “Nannie”.  Now with her last Holy Communion comes the summit of her life, the Priest moves nearer.  She closes her eyes as she did in Childhood and raises her head painfully from the pillow and welcomes her Saviour.  God is with her now and she will be with Him, for all eternity.  The First Holy Communion is always a fervent one.  So is the last.  We bring to the first the freshness of youth.  We bring to the last the awful clarity that age brings to life.  Maybe today we should think about the in-between Communions.  The ‘routine trips’ to and from the Altar.  The missed prayers of preparation and welcome.  Communions missed through indifference.  The ‘doubt-filled’ Communions – wondering if we really believe that Christ is present in the Host, then wondering if people would recognize if Christ was present in you afterwards.  We rightly respect and honour the last words and actions of someone we love, yet pay scant heed to the last words of Jesus at the Last Supper.  Can we truly honour Him by turning up in Church on a Sunday morning, while treating others – families, spouse, and workmates as being less than Corpus Christi – the Body of Christ?

                   

 PERCENTAGE GAIN

A child’s soul is like a bank; what you put in, you get back, ten years hence, with interest.

 

MEET THE TATE FAMILY!

Recently I was introduced to the Tate Family.  There is the head of the family, DIC  TATE, who wants to run everything.  Uncle RO  TATE tries to change everything round and his sister AGI   TATE likes stirring things up whenever she can.  Nephew IRRI   TATE always rubs people up the wrong way, and nieces HESI   TATE and  VEGE   TATE who pour cold water on every proposal.  Then there’s Aunt IMI   TATE who is all for trying something new just because someone else is doing it and, of course Cousin DEVAS   TATE will always throw a spanner in the works.  You’re sure to know the TATES, for they sit on every committee, live in every Parish, join every club, travel on every bus, work in every factory, shop, office, Church.  Don’t become one of them!!

MADE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD

I hope this reflection will bless your mind, heart and your life at this time.  You are an individual made in the image and likeness of a loving God.  You live in a place called Earth.  Treasure the world’s beauty and the power and beauty of your life.  You grow old not by having birthdays but deserting ideals.  Passing years may wrinkle the skin but only lost enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.  About life remember most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.  The person, who angers you, controls you.  Too many strive after wealth when truly a rich person is not one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.  You have friends everywhere; you just have not met them yet.  You will make more friends in two weeks by being interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.  Take time to laugh and have fun, it makes for a happy heart.  Don’t worry about making mistakes; you are more than your worst mistake.  Have something beautiful to say either memorize your favourite poem or learn by heart a special piece of wisdom.  Don’t waste your tears on what might have been and please don’t waste your time on jealously; the world has much to offer and you have much to give.  Take time to love, it is the strongest and deepest element in all lives.  With love don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.  About yourself remember, you can alter your life by altering your attitude.  You are never old until you think old.  What lies behind you and what lies before you are small matters compared to what lies within you.  Make it your aim to live honestly, injure no one and treat every person as a brother or sister of Jesus Christ, giving them their dignity.  These things will make your life special, you will make this earth a better place and you will be loved.  In doing all of the above be assured of the gentle touch and blessing of Jesus, guiding and encouraging you always. 

BORO EXTRAS:  can be viewed online on www.dioceseofkerry.ie .  Select Moyvane Parish & then Newsletter.

                                                               

Boro Extras

    HERE ARE SOME ‘EXTRAS’ WHICH WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO INCLUDE IN NEWSLETTER.

'THE O'RAHILLY MEMORIAL TOUR': Outing will take place on Sunday 5th June led by Padraig O Conchubhair, O.S., Author. Meet at Ballylongford Church car park at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

KING OF THE BORO:  A warm congratulations and blessing to Jerry Brosnan, The Village, who celebrated his 88th Birthday this week.  Jerry is inspirational in all the Kerry and Moyvane games that he goes to as the GAA’s No. 1 supporter.  Long may he continue to do so.  He is a wonderful man of Faith and inspirational to the Parish.

BLESSINGS & GOOD WISHES:  To all young people who have taken on Summer jobs here in the Parish, Listowel & beyond.  A safe and enjoyable time in your new work experience. 

SIAMSA TIRE: celebrates Irish Culture through the Arts and is home to the National Folk Theatre. Box Office Opening Hours: 10-6pm (Monday to Saturday), 10-7.30pm where an evening performance is scheduled, from 5pm on Sundays where an evening performance is scheduled.

JOE MCDONAGH REMEMBERED:  There was widespread shock and sadness across the entire GAA world last weekend on the sudden death of esteemed former GAA President Joe McDonagh.  The GAA has lost one of its affable, popular and versatile members.  Joe was an outstanding man and his loss is immeasurable.  Joe first came to public notice as a stylish underage hurler in the Coisde Iomάna Divisional Games of the late 60’s.  Graduating to the County Minor team in 1970, he played centre forward against Cork in the All Ireland Final.  Two years later, he was wing back when Galway won their first All-Ireland U21 Final in 1972.  In 1975 he won a league medal beating Kilkenny and also in 1975 an All-Ireland Senior medal.  A man with a brilliant mind, an orator and a singer.  He was a distinguished graduate and multi-linguist.  His sudden passing leaves a void in the GAA, his loving family and to the Nation.  May he Rest In Peace.

1916 GARDEN OF REMEMBERANCE:  Ireland and her Diaspora is an initiative to ensure an enduring physical legacy following the centenary celebration of the 1916 Rising.  These gardens will also ensure public engagement on a local and global level for the commeration of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.  The First Holy Communion children of Murhur N.S. gathered after school on Friday last 27th and planted trees next to the Proclamation Plaque that has been erected by the Development Association.  Our sincere thanks to the Development Association for getting this garden up and running and special thanks to the First Holy Communion children and their parents for gathering to plant these trees in memory of the men, women and children of ‘16. 

WELL DONE: To Moyvane GAA for painting and getting things ready for the upcoming Féile tournament.  It really looks lovely and gives the place a great lift.  Well done to all for their time and effort.   Also well done to Knockanure GAA for improvements to their pitch.  It is great to have two Clubs in the one Parish and well done to all who give of their time and energy working with the Clubs and keeping them going. 

OFFERTORY BOXES:  Very many thanks to all of you who contribute to the Parish Fund and the Priest’s Dues through the envelope system.  The new offertory boxes will be available from June 20th.   It would help us greatly if you could call to the Parish Office and collect your offertory box.  For those who are not in this system and would like to get a box please see Fr. Kevin or call to the Parish Office. 

QUEEN OF THE MAY – THANKS:  Our sincere thanks to all who were involved in the Queen of the May procession in Knockanure last Sunday and to Canon Declan for leading the celebration.  It was a pity that the weather was unkind but however it did not dampen the enthusiasm and prayerful attitude of all involved.  Margaret Carmody has put great effort and energy into this procession for many years and we are grateful to her for her generous efforts in organising it. 

NEW PITCH:  A word of thanks to the Parents Assoc of Murhur N.S. who have reclaimed the football pitch at the back of the School which was very generously given to them by the former P.P. Fr. John.  It is lovely to see the pitch being used again, helping to shape future stars for Moyvane, Knockanure and hopefully Kerry. 

DEACON SEÁN:  Shane Hanrahan and yours truly will be attending the Deaconate today at 11am.

GOOD LUCK: We continue our prayers for all our Students doing the Leaving and Junior Cert.

KNOCKANARA NOVENA:  Wonderful experience and was delighted to be present at this Novena with

Fr. Tadhg and Fr. David on Tuesday last.  Very many thanks for your hospitality and warm welcome.

 

 

       

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                  

MASSES THIS WEEK  28th     5th   June     

Saturday

28th       Deno Downey, O’Connell’s Ave. Months Mind /

Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

Jack & Mary Jo Corridan Ballinruddery /

John Maher & Deceased Family, Church St.         Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

29th                       Sharon Greaney               9.00am

                John M O Connor, Market St. & Clieveragh /

Eileen Cotter nee Stack, Glenoe & London /

Robert Twomey, Ballahadigue   11.00am

Mon 30th           Anna Grimes, Kenny Heights      10.30am

Tues 31st             John & Lil Carmody & John & Tom Carmody, Clountubrid               10.30am

Wed 1st                                                               Cyril Puttock, Charles Street /

Mary O Driscoll, Castletownsand, 1st Anniversary / Owen McGillicuddy, Cahirdown & William St.               10.30am

Thurs  2nd                                           Deceased Members of the Fitzmaurice & Enright Families, O’Connell’s Ave.                10.30am

   Friday 3rd         Teresa O Mahoney nee O Keeffe, Lenamore & Ballylongford      10.30am

                Exam Mass         6.15 pm

Saturday

4th         Maire McKenna nee O Halloran, England & late of  Bridge Road & Charles St., Recently Deceased /

Jack & Mamie O Connor & Angela Caslin /

Denis (Sonny) Galvin, Clounmacon /

Michael Canavan, O’Connell’s Ave. /

John B Keane, William Street.     10.30am

                Bridie & Jack Rowan & Deceased Family, O’Connell’s Ave. / Bernard Buckley, Duagh /

Mickey Kennelly, Coolaclarig /

Maurice & Lena Hannon, The Square /

Elizabeth & Maurice O Sullivan & Michael Keane, Colbert Street / Dick & Maire Kiely, Church street / Eileen Goulding, Knockanure /

Peter & Eileen McGrath, Convent Street /

Patrick Guerin, Ballahadigue, birthday rem.         Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

5th         Eileen & Thomas Healy, Clountubird        9.00am

                WRITERS WEEK ANNUAL MASS 11.00am

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 29th May

  Fr. Kennelly   087-2931064    (emergencies only)

 

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

RECENT DEATHS: Teresa Stack, Ballinruddery.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Peggy Gleeson, Church St. /

Kathleen Molyneaux, Woodford /  Bill Kearney, Clieveragh / Katty McAuliffe & Jacky McAuliffe, Charles Street / Jane Bunyan, Coolkeragh.     

CHURCH NOTICES

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES SPECIAL COLLECTION:  will be taken up at all Masses this weekend (May 28th/29th). It was confirmed by the Vatican during the week that the World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in August 2018 and it is the hope that Pope Francis will be present. As Ireland is hosting the event it will be require financial help. So each year from now until 2018 there will be a National Collection to defray expenses. 

CORPUS CHRISTI ANNUAL PROCESSION: Our thanks to the Parish Liturgy Group and all who are participating and organising our Corpus Christi Procession on this Saturday night. A special thanks also to Ard Cúram Centre for their generosity in hosting the event. Wishing them all every blessing and well done to all who have done the preparations.

BEST WISHES TO SEAN JONES: Our prayers and good wishes go to Sean Jones, Moyvane who will be ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Kerry on this Sunday morning, at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth by Bishop Billy Crean, Bishop  of Cloyne. Sean who will now be known to us as Rev. Deacon Sean worked in our Parish last Summer and this is his first big step in preparation for priesthood for the Diocese of Kerry. We are delighted for him, his family and our Diocese.

EUCHARIST ADORATION GROUP: have a special Meeting on this Monday night May 30th  at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome especially new members.

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on next 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.

NINE DAYS  PRAYER IN NOVENA IN HONOUR OF SACRED HEART: Our Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart continues to take place each morning this week at the 10.30 a.m. Mass. It will end on Friday next, June 3rd on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA GRADUATION MASS: will take place next Wednesday, June 1st shortly after mid-day in the School. Wishing all our students every blessing.

WRITERS WEEK FESTIVAL 2016: We welcome all who are joining us for Writers Weeks beginning with the Opening Ceremony at the Listowel Arms on Wednesday night next, June 1st. Full details of the Festival programme 1st – 5th June are on www.writersweek.ie

CONFESSIONS: on Thurs & Saturday morning after mass

FRIDAY NEXT IS FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Usual Masses at 10.30 a.m. followed by a ‘cuppa’ in the Parish Meeting Room. Evening Exam Mass  at 6.15 p.m.

ANNUAL PARISH MASS FOR ALL DOING EXAMS  FRIDAY NIGHT NEXT, JUNE 3rd  AT 6.15 p.m.

Our Parish Liturgy Group invite all our students who are preparing for the Junior & Leaving Certificate Exams. We would welcome the students, their parents, family members and teachers and all who would like to support them at this time. We wish them every success in their exams. 

ACCORD ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION will take place next weekend. Accord offer marriage guidance, counselling and offer Pre Marriage Courses and family support  at our Centres in Tralee & Killarney. It now has very limited State funding so your generosity is much appreciated.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

BALLYBUNION ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY MASS will take place on Friday 10th June at 8pm.

LISTOWEL CASTLE IS OPENED  for the Summer Season. Free guided tours each day until 6th September Tel: 086385721.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY:  will host an exhibition portraying the rise and fall of the Irish language from the time of the Great Famine through to 1916 from May 24th -31st. All welcome. Further details 068-23044.

LISTEN AND SUPPORT IRELAND'S FIRST AND ONLY CATHOLIC RADIO STATION RADIO MARIA IRELAND.  Listen Live using any of the following options: 

www.radiomaria.ie 2.  Simply dial 01 4373277 3.  DAB radio (Maria+) works in Dublin and Cork 4.  Radio Maria Ireland on Internet radio6)7123055 to make an appointment.

 

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

 

 

 

LARTIGUE MOMORAIL Volunteers needed, could you spare an hour in the afternoon.  station@lartiguemonorail.com or ring 068-24393.

'THE O'RAHILLY MEMORIAL TOUR' history outing will take place on Sunday 5th June led by Padraig O Conchubhair, O.S., Author. Meet at Ballylongford Church car park at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE Help us to Help Others - Volunteers needed for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday July 2nd , - Stewards, helpers at Food Station and Cyclists registration. Please phone SouthWest Counselling Centre at 064 6636416.

CELEBRATE THE 8th AMENDMENT NATIONAL PRO-LIFE GATHERING Saturday June 4th 3pm to 4pm. Molesworth St. Dublin. For further information or to find a bus in your area contact: Katie on 0872668702 / Maria on 0857619297 / Michael 0858711100, email Celebratethe8th@gmail.com

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for young people aged 7 – 12 on Saturday 11th June from 10am – 2pm at Siamsa Tíre Theatre. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 06

 

 

 

 

        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

 

FEAST OF THE BLESSED TRINITY

For the Christian every day is a day of love to honour the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  The mystery of the Trinity is incomprehensible, yet it is so simple when we live it.  But do we live it? If we proclaim that we believe in God we must act accordingly – In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat May 21st and Sun May 22nd

MOYVANE   VIGIL:      Sat      21st      7.30pm          Paddy Culhane, Leitrim East (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun     22nd    10.00am          Nancy Flaherty, Lisaniskea (Anni)

MOYVANE:               Sun     22nd     11.00am          Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

                                                Weekday Masses: Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th of  May

                                         Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon     23rd      7.30pm         Con and Catherine Mulvihill & their

                                                loving son Con, Clounbrane (Anni)

Wed    25th       7.30pm         Maura O’Connor, Aughrim, (Anni)

Fri       27th       7.30pm         SPECIAL EXAM MASS: for all  

                                                sitting their Junior & Leaving Cert

           -an individual Blessing will be given

                                            to all students and each will receive             

                                      special prayer card.  All welcome.

Sat      28th      7.30pm         Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)

Sun     29th      11.00am         Míchéal Mulvihill, Gurtdromsillihy (Anni)

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Thurs 26th      7.30pm          Jerry Enright, Lisaniskea (Anni)

Sun     29th     10.00am       Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon,                                                                                Lisaniskea (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.

ROSARY: continues at 9.45am before 10am Sunday Mass in Knockanure and will conclude on Sunday next the Feast of Corpus Christi.  It is hoped that the weather will be kinder to have Rosary at the Grotto opposite Moyvane Church this Tuesday evening at 8pm.  The final Rosary for May will be on Tuesday 31st.   Very many thanks to all who have made a special effort to attend these Rosaries.  May Our Blessed Lady continue to bless and guide us in living out the Gospel.

QUEEN OF THE MAY PROCESSION:  Takes place this Sunday afternoon @ 3pm in Knockanure Church.  All children who made their First Holy Communion recently are most welcome to attend.  Report to Margaret in the Church at 2.45pm.

PARISH OFFICE SHOP: New stock has arrived in the Parish shop, also a wide variety of candles will be available from Thursday for many and varied celebrations, also cemetery candles.  Feel free to call.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY: To the family of the Very Rev Canon Patrick Horgan, l/o Dromtariffe, Co. Cork who worked for many years in St. Michael’s College, Listowel.  Canon Pat played a huge part in designing and re-dedicating many Churches and Altars across the Diocese.   Wonderful to give a homily and has been well noted for his huge contribution to religious matters on the Horizons programme with Mary Fagan.  Canon Pat had a beautiful and caring Priesthood where the Word of God was always central to all he did and celebrated.  May he reap the rewards of his labour.   To the Fitzgerald family Pat and Kathleen, on the sudden and tragic death of their bother Jimmy in Woodgrove during the week.  We extend our sympathy to his cousins in the Parish, his wonderful neighbours and wide circle of friends who have been deeply shocked and saddened at his death.

He will be welcomed with open arms into Heaven.  May Canon Pat and Jimmy rest gently.

THREE’S COMPANY

The sign of the Cross is the Christian’s logo symbol.  From the very beginning, at Baptism, when Parents and Priest sign a baby on the forehead, to the last farewell – again the sign of the Cross – over our Coffin.  It signifies that the person making or receiving it belongs to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit – to the Trinity, in short.  Often it’s used so mindlessly and indiscriminately that we seldom think of what we are doing.  We’re too busy waiting for the sermon, the meal, the ‘real’ prayer that follows, that we don’t notice that we have said the most powerful prayer already.  Properly done, in wordless movement, it expresses a great deal.  You firstly touch your head, dedicating your mind to God, as you say “In the name of the Father”.  Secondly, you touch the base of your heart, the symbol of love, while we speak the name of the one who loved us first; and the Son.  Thirdly, you move from shoulder to shoulder, from which our arms spring, the agents of action, as we say “and of the Holy Spirit”, with the sign of the Cross we indicate to whom we belong.  By this blessing, with the simple sign and these simple words, we show we are no longer our own man or woman.  Whatever follows, the prayer  I pray, the meal I eat, the journey I take, the job I do, I do them not in my name and for my glory, but in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  You are never alone: three’s company - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

THE MYSTERY OF GOD

Isaac Newton was one of the greatest mathematicians and scientists who ever lived.  Yet towards the end of his life said of his achievements;  “I do not know how I appear to the world, but to myself I appear to have been like a little boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now and then finding smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before”.  Even when we think we understand the mystery of GOD, we are still only beginning.  We are still only children playing on the shore.  But Jesus has lifted the veil on the mystery, and so we know that our games have a meaning and that our lives have a goal.  We have a Father who cares about us; We have a loving Brother who died for us; and we have a Spirit, a comforter, who will guide us to the shores of eternity.  GLORY BE TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON, AND TO THE HOLY SPIRIT AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE WORLD WITHOUT END AMEN.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETIC FINALS:  will be held in An Riocht Castleisland on the June 11th  & 12th. All competitors who qualified in Moyvane/Knockanure heats are eligible to attend. Good Luck to all.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT:  Meeting on this Monday night at Community Centre Knockanure at 8.00p.m.   Further info. Contact Margaret Carmody at 087/2976304.

GENTLE JIMMY…..

Jimmy’s sudden and very tragic death through a house fire last Monday night has upset, saddened and shocked all of us.  His gentle smiling presence in our Village touched all who had the time and energy to engage with him.  He had a lovely turn of phrase and his words were always kind, clean and courteous.  I had very many nice encounters with Jimmy since my arrival in the Parish last July, and I feel very blessed to have received them.   He deserves a very special place in Heaven – and Jesus will see to it that Jimmy will be safe and well for all time.  As we continue to pray for his brother Pat and sister Kathleen, relatives here in the Parish and his great neighbours in Woodgrove, together with his Home Helps and friends at home and away, who were always kind and supportive to Jimmy.   Gardaí and all the Emergency services were excellent in bringing the fire under control and in all their sensitive and caring work which they did so professionally and brilliantly.  A special word of thanks to Lyons’ Undertakers, Derry, who are taking such care of Jimmy, with respect and great dignity as we prepare for his funeral.  May God bless and help them in all that they do especially in times like this.  May our Parish be touched by God’s healing and blessing at this sad time.

PASTORAL AND YOUTH MINISTRY AWARDS:

Our congratulations to Maura Sheehan, Leitrim Middle  and John Corbett, Church Road who received  Pastoral Ministry awards and to Tara Mulvihill, Keylod and P.J. Mulvihill, Aughrim who received Youth Ministry awards.   We thank them for their dedication and commitment to the Parish and to our Diocese.

 

 

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 HERE ARE SOME ‘EXTRAS’ WHICH WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO INCLUDE IN

 OUR PARISH NEWSLETTER.

VEGETABLE GROWING: Names are currently being taken for a FETAC LEVEL 3 Course on vegetable growing, Phone Bridie @ 068/23584.  Log onto listowelfrc.ie for details of all upcoming courses.

RADIO MARIA: This is Ireland’s first and to date only Catholic Radio Station.  You can listen live by using any of the following:                     1. www.radiomaria.ie

                                                                    2. Simply dial 01 4373277

                                                                    3. Radio Maria Ireland on Internet Radio

NEW WEBSITE The Diocese has a new website launched recently by Bishop Ray.  Visit the new website: dioceseofkerry.ie.  Anyone needing news or notices to be included on Horizons,  Mary Fagan Religious Programme on Radio Kerry can contact Mary  maryfagan@dioceseofkerry.ie or 087/1301553.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  A Mindful Parenting Workshop will take place this coming Wednesday 25th

 7-8.30pm. Would you like to learn more or be reminded about Self-Care and Mindful Parenting? You do your best as a parent with knowledge, awareness and experience.  This evening will deal with all of the aforementioned and much more. Donation: €10. Spaces Limited so please contact 066/7134276 ardfertretreat@eircom.net or Harriet McGuigan 086/2685916 harriet@psychotherapylimerick.ie

MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL IN MAYNOOTH: The Irish Church Music Association will hold their annual Summer School from Wednesday July 6th to Saturday July 9th in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. The theme for Summer School 2016 is  “God, Full of Mercy”. The Guest Director at Summer School 2016 will be the renowned American composer and director, Tony Alonso. Further information from www.irishchurchmusicassociation.com.

PRAYERS  PLEASE:  Fr. Liam Dunne, SVD is currently making Mission appeals around our Diocese.  Last week preached in Dingle and Annascaul.  He was saddened to learn of the serious shooting of a friend of his a Slovakian Sister of the Holy Spirit, a Medical Doctor in Sudan.  Her name is Dr. Sr. Veronica Rackova SSpS.   She was shot around 1am on Tuesday morning while returning from delivering a patient to a bigger hospital.  She herself is in a hospital in Kenya.  Fr. Liam has asked us to continue to pray for her recovery and well-being and her Religious community.  We encourage you to keep Fr. Pat Moore, P.P, Duagh in your prayers who starts new treatment for his cancer this Monday.  Fr. Pat is simply fantastic in living and coping with cancer and also sharing the joys and sorrows of carrying such a heavy cross.  May the Lord continue to bless, heal and guide him during these coming weeks.  We are so very proud of you Fr. Pat, you are a wonderful gift to us all.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  A two-day course on how to overcome your fears and anxieties will be held this Sat May 21st  and next Sat May 28th  from 10am-2pm daily. The workshop is facilitated by psychologist Tom Griffin who will aim to give participants a positive practical approach to overcoming their fears. The workshop is limited to 20 places. with payment of €20 euro required per person,   Info from 068/23584.

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & SORRENTO:  This “Year of Mercy”, the Holy Father has encouraged us to go on Pilgrimage.  There is a special Pilgrimage dedicated to Padre Pio which will take place from the 10th to 17th October and is costing €1,099 per person sharing.  This Pilgrimage is organized by Michael Clifford, formerly of Killarney and now living in Kildare and was started by his late mother Sheila Clifford in the Parish of Killarney.  I have been on this Pilgrimage many times while I worked in Killarney and I can highly recommend it.  Further details from Michael Clifford 085/1309835 or michaelclifford@gmail.com.

KNOCKNARRA NOVENA:  is currently taking place in St. John the Apostle Church, Knocknarra, Galway. There will be different speakers each night with yours truly on Tuesday evening @ 8pm.  You can view the Novena live each evening by logging onto knocknacarraparish.ie and clicking on the webcam.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE GATHERING:  Ireland’s constitutional protection for unborn babies and their mothers is an inspiration throughout the world.  However, the 8th Amendment is now under serious threat with powerful groups campaigning to remove it.  There will be a special gathering on Sat June 4th on Molesworth Street in Dublin from 3-4pm.  To organise or find a bus in your area phone Katie 087/2668702, Maria 085/7619297 or Michael 085/8711100.  Further info e-mail:  celebratethe8th@gmail.com

       

                                 

LISTOWEL MASSES  WEEK  22nd    29th   May    

Saturday

21st        Alfe Neville, Bedford, 1st Anniversary /

Eileen Doyle, Fourhane, 1st Anniversary /

Dan Hayes, Bridge Road & Deceased Family /

John O Connell, London & O’Connell’s Ave. /

James & Mike Joe Barrett, Ennismore & Gortnaminch  /

Jane & Paddy Barry & Deceased Family, Dirha Cottages / John (Johnny) McGrath, Coolaclarig /

John & Lil Carmody & John & Tom Carmody, Clountubrid / Mary & Richard O Shea, William St.     Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

22nd                      Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara /

Mary Ann, John & Frank Murphy /

Áine Hennessy, Birthday Remembrance               9.00am

                Nora Fitzmaurice, Knockane       11.00am

Mon 23rd            Jeremiah & Nancy Galvin /

Bridget Joyce nee Kelly, Behins 10.30am

Tues 24th            People of the Parish       10.30am

Wed 25th                                                            John Maher & Deceased Family, Church Street /

Betty & Patsy Mahoney, Ennismore & Manchester, Recently Deceased’s              10.30am

Thurs  26th                                          Michael McElligott, Clieveragh, 1st Anniversary 10.30am

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass          7.00pm

   Friday 27th       Martin & Vera Stack, Clieveragh                10.30am

Saturday

28th                       Mamie & Jack O Connor & Angela Caslin /

Mairead Holly & Joe Lynch, Listowel        10.30am

                 Deno Downey, O’Connell’s Ave. Months Mind /

Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

Jack & Mary Jo Corridan Ballinruddery    Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

29th       Sharon Greaney               9.00am

                John M O Connor, Market St. & Clieveragh /

Eileen Cotter nee Stack, Glenoe & London /

Robert Twomey, Ballahadigue   11.00am

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 22nd  May

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

 

RECENT DEATHS: Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Road.

Timmy Lawlor, The Square. / Betty Mahony nee Dillon, Died in Manchester late of Ennismore.

Canon Patrick Horgan, former President of St. Michael’s College, whose funeral took place in Killarney

 

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

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Bridie O Riordan, Gortacrissane / Rosie Nihill, Strand Rd, Tralee /

Patrick (Paddy) Walsh, Cahirdown / Thomas Dillon Dromerin & Deceased Family Members / Bill Kearney, Clieveragh

               

CHURCH NOTICES

GRADUATION MASSES THIS WEEK:

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE Mass will take place on Thursday, May 26th  at 12pm. in the School. Also on Thursday

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL Mass will take place at 3.30pm. in the School. Best of luck to all our students.

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

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES SPECIAL COLLECTION:  will be taken up at all Masses next weekend (May 28th/29th.). Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the 9th World Meeting of Families during 2018.  Hosting a global event of this size requires a huge amount of planning and financial outlay on behalf of the host country.  Accordingly, our bishops have now established a National Finance Committee to provide advice on the financial planning for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland.  To support the hosting of the event we intend to hold three national church collections will take place in 2017 and 2018.  Please visit worldmeetings2018.ie for more details.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION

NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT

Our Annual Eucharistic Procession is taking place after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi on  Saturday night next 28th May after the 6.15pm.  This year it will be a little different in that it will be led by the Cross Bearer, followed by the Holy Communion Children, Altar Servers, Blessed Sacrament Canopy and then the people of the Parish. Leaving the Church at 7.00pm. proceeding through the Square, William Street,  turning left at McKenna’s Corner, through Market Street, Convent St., keeping left at the Convent Cross, past the Presentation Secondary School and turning right into the Hospital Grounds and ending outside the Árd Cúram Centre (North Kerry Day Care Centre) where Benediction will take place. There will be an opportunity to visit this beautiful Centre followed by refreshments afterwards. All are welcome!

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION ORGANISERS MEETING; We invite and need as many as is possible to help with the Corpus Christi Procession this year especially stewards and people who might carry the Canopy. A special Open Meeting will take place in the in the Parish Meeting Room on Tuesday next 24th May at 8pm.  All are welcome.

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER, NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART. Beginning on Thursday May 26th at the 10.30 a.m. Mass in Listowel each day and concluding  on Friday, June 3rd (Feast of Sacred Heart). All are welcome.

MONTH OF MAY ROSARIES FOR OUR LADY:

O’CONNELL’S AVE. GROTTO: every Sunday at 6.00 p.m..

FINUGE GROTTO ROSARY: every Wednesday  at 8pm

KILLOCRIM GROTTO ROSARY: every Friday at 8pm.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

KNOCKANURE CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH Queen of the May Procession this Sunday 22nd May time 3pm to 4pm Led by: First Holy Communion Children, theme: “Mercy”. Special day of Prayer for all students doing exams “An afternoon of Devotion, Benediction, Music & Hymns.

MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY & IRISH SOCIETY 2016 The Joy of Love. Saturday, May 28th, The Rose Hotel, Tralee. Welcome by Bishop Ray Browne, Speakers John Waters, Sr. Consilio & Professor Ray Kinsella. To reserve a place email: mfmkerry@gmail.com / text/phone 0873459455 or register on the day 9.30am. Fee€15 (incl. tea/coffee).

LARTIGUE MOMORAIL Volunteers needed, could you spare an hour in the afternoon.  station@lartiguemonorail.com or ring 068-24393.

CELEBRATE THE 8th AMENDMENT NATIONAL PRO-LIFE GATHERING Saturday June 4th 3pm to 4pm. Molesworth St. Dublin. For further information or to find a bus in your area contact: Katie on 0872668702 / Maria on 0857619297 / Michael 0858711100, email Celebratethe8th@gmail.com

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold a FREE Creative Writing workshop on  Friday May 27th from 11.00-12.30 for Senior Citizens as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Places limited Tel: Listowel Library on 068-23044 to secure your place.

 

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

 

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER, NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART. Thursday May 26th to Friday June 3rd at 6.10pm each evening in St. John’s Church, Castle St, Tralee. Novena Prayers and reflection at Mass each evening. Service of Reconciliation with Confessions (no Mass) on the Sunday evening. Blessing of Sacred Heart images & consecration of homes on Friday 3rd June. All welcome.

‘PATRICK’ – A Musical Drama. The 1916 story of Captain Patrick O Connor, written and directed by journalist Aidan O Connor. INEC, Killarney, Thursday 26th May 2016 @ 8pm. Doors 7pm. Tickets 15 euro Box office 064-6671555 or www.ticketmaster.ie

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE A two-day course on how to overcome your fears and anxieties will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on May 21 and 28 next from 10am-2pm daily. The workshop is facilitated by psychologist Tom Griffin who will aim to give participants a positive practical approach to overcoming their fears. The workshop is limited to 20 places. with payment of 20 euro required per person,   Further details available from (068 23584).

 

           MOYVANE Knockanure and Listowel PARISH NEWSLETTERS

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 May 14th and Sun May 15

MOYVANE:                                         Sat          14th       11.00am               First Holy Communion

VIGIL:                                                                    7.30pm                Nora Walsh, Leitrim E (1st Anni) & her husband Jack

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        15th       10.00am               Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni)

MOYVANE:                                         Sun     15th          11.00am               David Foley, Kilbaha (Anni) & Dec members of the

                                                                                                                                Foley & O’Connor Families. 

                                                                Weekday Masses: Monday 16th to May Sunday 22nd May

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                                                Mon      16th        7.30pm                Jonie O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

                                                                Wed    18th          7.30pm                John McCarthy (Anni)

                                                                Thurs  19th           7.30pm                Michael Dore, Woodgrove (Anni)                                                                                                             Fri      20th            *8.00pm              Patsy Horan, Aughrim (1st Anni)

Sat     21st              7.30pm               Paddy Culhane, Leitrim East (Anni)

                                                                Sun     22nd          11.00am              Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

                                                                Sun     22nd         10.00am               Nancy Flaherty, Lisaniskea (Anni)

                                    PARISH NOTICES:

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

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

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly  086/0791791 and Jacqueline Stackpoole  087/4122269.

ROSARY: continues before 10am Sunday Mass in Knockanure and at the Grotto opposite Moyvane Church on Tuesday evenings at 8pm.  Great response, many thanks.  Hope you like our new Church signs – May and Our Lady are well remembered.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  To the Family of Bridget Beaton (nee Walsh), Ahalahana whose funeral we celebrated on Friday.  May Bridget Rest In Peace.  

KNOCKANURE QUEEN OF THE MAY PROCESSION:  This procession will take place at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Sunday 22nd May @ 3pm.  The procession will be led by the First Holy Communion children.  The theme this year will be “Year Of Mercy” as declared by Pope Francis.   If you wish to make a donation for flowers, please give your donation to organizer Margaret, Sacristan, Knockanure. 

CONFIRMATION PLEDGE: In former days the Pledge was given on Confirmation Day itself but that has changed in recent times and it is done on another day.  As a result our Pledge Sunday will be Sunday 22nd at the 10am Mass in Knockanure.  The 29 who received Confirmation and who would like to take the Pledge to abstain from alcohol and drugs until the age of 18 are invited to attend this special ceremony. 

EXAM MASS: A special Mass for all in our Parish taking the Junior and Leaving Cert exams will be celebrated on Friday 27th May in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm.  All students preparing for these exams are invited to come with family members and they will receive a special exam prayer card, blessing and the prayerful support of our Parish Community as they undertake their exams.  All are welcome.

CEMETERY MASSES:  Please note the dates and times of the Cemetery Masses this coming year and inform your loved ones outside the Parish as we uphold the longstanding tradition of visiting our Cemeteries and praying for all our loved ones.  I would like to thank all who look after the Cemeteries and the great care that you as a Christian bring to keeping your graves in such excellent condition.  Due to the heavy commitment of Masses, this  year we will space the Cemetery Masses out and I hope this will not inconvenience you too much as you have plenty time to inform family members.  Murhur                             Monday 27th June          @ 7.30pm

                                                                                                                   Knockanure     Monday 18th July             @ 7.30pm

                                                                                                                   Ahavoher         Monday 1st August         @ 7.30pm

WORKING FOR WHO……..?

Some years ago a group of rich and powerful men came together and conceived a very ambitious project to build a tower that would reach from earth to heaven.  They prepared very well.  Humanly speaking, no stone was left unturned.  The best tradesmen were got together, and the organizers were of one mind and spoke the same language.  The plans were drawn up, a toast was drunk and the project got under way.  From day one, however, it was in trouble.  A whole series of things began to go wrong.  Straightaway, the bosses aroused a lot of resentment because they showed not the slightest interest in the plight of workers.  It was clear they were interested in one thing only – their own glory.  The tower must be a monument to them.  Misunderstanding multiplied.  Mistrust was rampant.  Despair raised its ugly head.  The result was that the tower which began with such high hopes was abandoned.  In time it fell into ruins.  In a way this was not surprising, for it was built on very shaky foundations.  It was built on the sands of pride and arrogance.  The tower is a symbol of people’s attempts to create here on earth a paradise without any recourse to God.  Remember some years ago the whole notion of “THE CELTIC TIGER” which drew us away from God and His values.  Yet this weekend we celebrate the beautiful feast of Pentecost which reminds us of another group of very ordinary men who came together, with little faith in their own abilities.  They too were to build a tower to heaven.  Well, not so much a tower as a spiritual stairway.  It was not they who conceived the idea, but their loving Master.  Before His painful death He told them not begin until He sent them “Power from on High”.  On Pentecost Day the Spirit descended on these men, the Apostles, with His blessing, encouragement and He empowered them.  They set forth to build a new community, the community of the new People of God!  They spoke a new language – the language of love and co-operation, of goodwill and good understanding.  They brought unity to all people.  This weekend we celebrate the birthday of this great happening.  May the gift of God’s Holy Spirit give us new heart and hope in building that spiritual stairway.  A grace filled Pentecost to you all.

WE TOO NEED TO GROW

A very common comment the last few days in the Parish is “oh there is great growth”.  In the fields patches of green are appearing, new patches on an old garment.  But, given time, Spring will weave a completely new garment.  Yet Spring is only a facilitator.  It doesn’t make anything happen.  It merely creates the climate in which things can grow.  We too need to grow, to grow as human beings and children of God.  But growth is slow and painful.  We do not easily let go of the old garment, woven out of old habits and attitudes.  But we have been given a wonderful facilitator, namely the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit awakens us to the mysterious power within us, bids us life and helps us grow.  Spirit of the Living God fall a fresh on us.  Happy Pentecost to you all.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE LISTOWEL:  Open Day, Fri. 20th May.  10am. - 1pm. all welcome   068/21023.

OVERCOMING FEARS AND ANXIETIES:  A two-day course on how to overcome your fears and anxieties will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on May 21st and 28th from 10am-2pm daily.  The workshop is limited to 20 places. with payment of 20 euro required for both sessions. Further details  068/23584.

SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN WITH LAPTOPS: in Family Resource Centre  Sinead on 086/8307698.

MISSING CD’S: Margaret who does an excellent job in looking after Knockanure Church and in having nice background music and hymns for various celebrations informed me that two new CD’s have gone missing from the Church.  Maybe someone took them to record them and forgot to bring them back.  It would be delightful if they were returned –just leave them where you found them – thank you.

CHAMPIONS:  Congratulations to Moyvane Badminton Club who last Sunday won the Div 3 All-Ireland.  This was in the mixed Senior Inter-Club competition in which they defeated Ballina, Co. Mayo.  As this is the 40th year of the Club it is wonderful to honour it with an All-Ireland trophy.  Our champions are as follows:  Niamh Flaherty, Carmel Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, Helen Browne, Francine Collins, Amanda Carmody, James Sheehan, John Mulvihill, Timmy Noonan, Chris McCarthy and Timmy Hanrahan.  Div 2 and Div 4 also contested the finals and gave a great account of themselves.  So comhghairdeas to one and all! And talking of Champions what about my Banner County of Clare!!  So many have focused on Diarmuid the Ref but others have focused on 22 year old Tony Kelly, who scored two late majestic points in a great total of 1-6.  Well done to the Kerry Minors who defeated the Banner with easy in Miltown Malbay last Wed 1-13 to 1-6.  All Clare folk, myself included wish this Kerry team all the best in their bid for All-Ireland glory.  On June 5th Clare meet Waterford yet again – Up the Banner!!

BLESSINGS:  To all our First Holy Communion Children, their Schools and their Families.      

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EACH WEEK FROM HERE ON ‘EXTRAS’ WILL CONTAIN NEWS FROM OUR PARISH WHICH WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET INTO OUR PARISH NEWSLETTER.

IN FUTURE: Once a Mass has been booked, a date confirmed and the details appear in the newsletter, it will not be changed.  It is very unfair, and causes hurt and confusion to arrive at either Moyvane or Knockanure Churches expecting to have the Mass for a loved one only to discover that it has been cancelled.  It happened last weekend.  We do not disclose who has booked any Mass – so there is no point in asking.  Masses can be booked by calling to the Parish Office.

GARDEN OF REMEMBERANCE 1916:  Next to Murhur N.S. - With the very generous help of the Development Association we are putting this garden in place currently.  There will be seven trees surrounding a copy of the Proclamation honouring those brave men who signed the Declaration back in 1916.  When it is completed we will have a special day of opening.

CONGRATULATIONS U14:  Our u14 boys had an excellent win in the County League last Wed evening.  It was great to see the Village come alive as they celebrated their great win.  Our sincere thanks to all those who are helping the next generation to ensure that the great skills of football are continued in such a fantastic way in our Parish.   Football is in safe hands with the next generation – Thank God for that!

THE ‘JOY OF LOVE’ BOOK:  was completely sold out last weekend.  Further copies now available after Masses this weekend.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS:  It came to our attention that Peggy Enright was celebrating a very special birthday this week.  I was delighted to gift her with a gift on behalf of all Parishioners and to take her Holy Communion on the day.  God’s warm blessings to Peggy and her tremendous family who care for her so lovingly.

PARISH OFFICE:  A new selection of cards and plaques for all occasions now available in the Parish Office open Mon & Thurs 10am -12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am -1pm.  Closed Wed.

SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH LAPTOPS:  Further to notice in main newsletter here are the main details:  Monday 11th to Friday 15th July 10am to 12noon in the Family Resource Centre, Listowel.  Cost €50 per child with discount for two or more in the same family.  Deposit required.  Contact Sinead on 086/8307698.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  To Mary Culhane, Leitrim Middle on the death of her brother Tom Greaney, Knocknagoshel Village, whose funeral took place on Friday.  May Tom Rest In Peace.  Mass for the repose of his soul will be celebrated at a later date in Moyvane which will be announced in the newsletter.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Mindful Parenting Workshop on Wednesday, 25th May 2016 @ 7.00pm to 8.30pm.  Would you like to learn more or be reminded about Self-Care and Mindful Parenting? On this evening you will be reminded of the importance of self-care, self-compassion and mindfulness which will help you as a parent. There is no human that gets it right 100% of the time. The key is to being open to becoming ‘Good Enough Parents’. You do your best as a parent with knowledge, awareness and experience. Let us support one another in this important task. Spaces Limited so please contact 066/7134276 ardfertretreat@eircom.net or Harriet Mc Guigan 086/2685916 harriet@psychotherapylimerick.ie

CONGRATULATIONS: To Mike and Margaret Lynch on the marriage of their daughter Michelle to Paul Crowley, Mallow whose wedding took place on Friday 6th.  We wish the happy couple blessings, joy and happiness for the future.

BEST WISHES:  To Listowel Celtic who will contest the U13 Kerry Cup Final on May 24th.  Good luck to our two young parishioners who are on the team Micheάl Kissane, Ahalahana and Seάn Stackpoole, Aughrim.  

                               

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                 

MASSES THIS WEEK  15th    22nd   May    

Saturday

     14th                  Ellen Moloney, O’Connell’s Ave, 1st Anniversary /

David (Badger) Roche, O’Connell’s Ave, 1st Ann. / Kevin Gegs Sheehy, Birthday Rem. /

John Guiney, Charles Street /

Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /

Mary O’Callaghan, Clieveragh Park /

Peter Dowling, Woodford House, Ballinruddery /

Maurice & Lena Hannon, The Square /

Tom O Connor, Bunagara             Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

15th                       Mary Mulvihill, Market Street /

Sheila (Ciss) Browne, William Street        9.00am

                Liam O Driscoll, Feale Drive

Peg Boland, Market Street /

Michael Dowling, Derry 11.00am

Mon 16th            Hannah, Patrick, Joseph & John Enright & Deceased Family Members, Dromerin               10.30am

Tues 17th                            10.30am

Wed 18th                                                            Eileen O Callaghan, Ennismore /

James, Nora & Colin Hickey, Convent View          10.30am

Thurs  19th                                          People of the Parish       10.30am

   Friday 20th                       10.30am

Saturday

21st                        10.30am

                Alfe Neville, Bedford, 1st Anniversary /

Eileen Doyle, Fourhane, 1st Anniversary /

Dan Hayes, Bridge Road & Deceased Family /

John O Connell, London & O’Connell’s Ave. /

James & Mike Joe Barrett, Ennismore & Gortnaminch  /

Jane & Paddy Barry & Deceased Family, Dirha Cottages / John (Johnny) McGrath, Coolaclarig /

John & Lil Carmody & John & Tom Carmody, Clountubrid               Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

22nd      Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara /

Mary Ann, John & Frank Murphy /

Áine Hennessy, Birthday Remembrance               9.00am

                Nora Fitzmaurice, Knockane       11.00am

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 15th May

  Fr. Kevin McNamara   087-6099930    (emergencies only)

 

RECENT DEATHS: Dino Downey, O’Connell’s Ave. / 

Batt Maher, Drombeg. / Mary Tarmey, Cluain Doire.

Jerry Murphy, Clieveragh. / Anne Sheehy, Ennismore. /

Delia Larkin, USA, Late of Ballygrennan.

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

TRÓCAIRE 2016 once again  Listowel Parish contributed an outstanding amount to Trócaire  €6,733.00. Many thanks for your donations  which will go along way to helping the less fortunate.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Alice Forbes nee Hartnett, England late of Killocrim 

               

CHURCH NOTICES

FRIARS FROM MOYROSS - LIMERICK: We welcome the Friars of Moyross who are conducting an Adoration weekend here at St. Mary’s Church – this weekend. They will also speak  at each of our masses and conclude with Benediction at the 11.00 a.m. Mass on this Sunday.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN: who received their First Holy Communion this weekend.  Well done to the 78 children from four of our Primary Schools, to their parents, family members and their teachers.  Wishing them every blessing on this special occasion in their lives.

CONGRATULATIONS ON  DEFIBRILATTOR CERTIFICATION: Well done to 19 of our parishioners who completed and received certification on the Parish Defibrillator Course and 2 who did the heart savers course on Thursday night last. Please note the Church Defibrillator is in the back Sacristy of our Church, just inside the entrance door.

CONGRATULATION ON COMPLETION OF PASTORAL MINISTRY COURSE: Bishop Ray will present certification to 19 of our Parishioners who completed  the Pastoral Ministry Course which took place at the Seanchai Centre, Listowel over the Winter months in the Earl of Desmond Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday night next (May 17th ). Our thanks to all who did he course and we look forward to them enriching our Parish now with their gifts. Well done!

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL will meet on Friday night next ( 20th May)  at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

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

FINUGE GROTTO ROSARY every Wednesday evening for the month of May at 8pm

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

THE JOY OF LOVE (AMORIS LAETITIA), MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY AND IRISH SOCIETY 2016: in the Rose of Tralee Hotel, Saturday, May 28th Welcome by Bishop Ray Browne, Speakers: John Waters, Sr. Concilio & Professor Razy Kinsella. €15.00 incl tea / coffee) To reserve a place email: mfmkerry@gmail.com or text / phone 087 3459455. Registration 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 pm.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION

Our Annual Eucharistic Procession is taking place after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi on  Saturday 28th May after the 6.15pm.  Leaving the Church at 7.00pm. proceeding through the Square, William Street,  turning left at McKenna’s Corner, through Market Street, Convent St., keeping left at the Convent Cross, past the Presentation Secondary School and turning right into the Hospital Grounds and ending outside the Árd Cúram Centre (North Kerry Day Care Centre) where Benediction will take place. There will be an opportunity to visit this beautiful Centre also after Benediction. All are welcome.

ST. BRENDANS DAY: IS THIS MONDAY, MAY 16TH. PATRON SAINT OF OUR DIOCESE. To mark the Day, Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society – will celebrate their Annual St Brendan's Day Mass in Our Lady & St Brendan's Church, Tralee at 9.30am

DIOCESAN YOUTH MUSIC MINISTRY The next diocesan meeting for Youth Music Ministers will take place on Thursday, May 26th in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Killarney at 8:00pm.  Contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or via email on tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

CONFERENCE ON “THE JOY OF LOVE” Pope Francis’ recent statement on Family Life. The Rose Hotel, Tralee

Saturday May 28th   Registration from 9.30am Close 4.30pm  Fee €15. Welcome by Bishop Ray Browne  Speakers include John Waters, Sr. Consilio and Professor Ray Kinsella To reserve a place please email mfmkerry@gmail.com or text/phone 087 3459455

 

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

COME AND VISIT THE LARTIGUE MONORAIL THIS SUMMER.  Our visiting times are: May 1st to September 10th, daily 1pm to 4.30pm September 18th to September 30th, daily from 1pm to 4.30pm Join us for a unique demonstration journey,  a visit  our Museum and a viewing  100-year-old film of the original Listowel-Ballybunion Railway.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE A two-day course on how to overcome your fears and anxieties will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on May 21 and 28 next from 10am-2pm daily. The workshop is facilitated by psychologist Tom Griffin who will aim to give participants a positive practical approach to overcoming their fears. The workshop is limited to 20 places. with payment of 20 euro required for both sessions. Further details available from (068 23584).

DESIGNER MINDS will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology Summer Camp in Listowel. 1 week of hands-on STEAM activities, for kids who love to design, build and experiment.  Visit www.designerminds.ie or call Helena on 087 631 0411.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY WILL HOLD TWO FREE

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS On Friday May 20th & 27th from 11.00-12.30 for Senior Citizens as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Places limited Tel: Listowel Library on 068-23044 ASAP to secure a place.

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

KERRY FLYER is your rural and accessible transport provider for Kerry and beyond. Providing a door to door service with assistance if needed. Also available is driver CPC training. Further information: 066 - 7163170

THE 'CON KEATING MEMORIAL TOUR' will visit Renard and Valentia Cable Station on Sunday 22nd May. The outing will be led by Junior Murphy, Historian. Meet at The Old Barracks Heritage Centre, Caherciveen at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

 Knockanure May 8th

        MOYVANE 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

 

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

The Ascension marks the transition from the first part of the Easter season to the second.  In the first, the emphasis was on the appearance of the Risen Lord, the Jesus of Nazareth who was with the disciples during His public life.  Today (Ascension Sunday) marks the close of this stage when Jesus is no longer visibly present to His Church.  He is now exalted at God’s right hand and from there He is now exercises His authority over Heaven and Earth.

              Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat May 7th and Sun May 8th

KNOCKANURE:                 Sat   7th                11.30am               First Holy Communion

MOYVANE VIGIL:                                                             7.30pm                Stasia Nelligan, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

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

MOYVANE:                                         Sun   8th               11.00am               John O’Connor, Ballylongford (Rec Dec)

                                                                Weekday Masses: Monday May 9th to Sunday May 15th

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon  9th          7.30pm     Deceased Members of the Halpin & O’Connell

                                                                Families, Clounmacon   

                                                                                                  8.00pm               First Confessions Murhur N.S.

                                                                Wed 11th              7.30pm               Jimmy Kennelly, Kilbaha (Anni)

                                                                Fri   13th                 7.30pm               Jack O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

                                                                Sat  14th                 11.00am             First Holy Communion Mass

                                                                                                   7.30pm              Nora Walsh (1st Anni) & her husband Jack, Leitrim E

                                                                Sun  15th               11.00am             David Foley, Kilbaha (Anni) & Dec Members of the

                                                                                                                                Foley & O’Connor Families

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tues    10th          7.30pm                Bishop Ray Browne’s intentions

Sun        15th     10.00am Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh, 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.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly  086/0791791 and Jacqueline Stackpoole  087/4122269.

ROSARY: will be prayed at 9.45am just before Mass each Sunday in May in Knockanure and at the Grotto opposite the Church in Moyvane every Tuesday evening at 8pm.  Hope you like your new Church signs.  May Our Lady bless us all this May. 

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FEST:  Cistercian College, Roscrea Thurs 7th – Sun 10th July.  Ages 16-35. The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie, phone 01/6753690 or see posters at back of Churches.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  To Gerard Mulvihill & Family, Aughrim and the O’Connor Family Ballylongford on the death of Gerard’s brother-in-law John O’Connor whose funeral took place last Thursday.

May John Rest In Peace.

WORLD COMMUICATION DAY: See a copy of the Pope’s message at the back each Church.

CONFERENCE ON ‘THE JOY OF LOVE’:  The Rose Hotel, Tralee Sat May 28th.  Registration from 9.30am Close 4.30pm.  Fee €15. Welcome by Bishop Ray Browne.  Speakers include John Waters, Sr. Consilio and Professor Ray Kinsella.  To reserve a place please email mfmkerry@gmail.com or text/phone 087/3459455.

COPIES OF ‘THE JOY OF LOVE’: available after all Masses this weekend and from the Parish Office €5.

 

This following poem was given to me some years ago when I worked in Cork by Anne and Michael, whose nephew had received Holy Communion some weeks earlier.  I feel it is appropriate to share this poem with you this weekend as the children of Knockanure celebrate their First Holy Communion, while next Saturday the 14th it will be the turn of the children in Murhur N.S.  This poem I feel says it all as we wish all the children who are making their First Holy Communion a long and happy relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist.  We are grateful to Ms. McDermott and Mrs. Quill for guiding and preparing the children so beautifully to receive Jesus.   Many thanks too to our Choirs for their singing and music.                                                          

 

To-day is special as can be.

Because, dear Lord, You’ll come to me,

You’ll call in Your own precious way

On this my First Communion Day.

 

My first confession I have made

And with Your grace my sins will fade,

My soul will be as white as snow

Then love for You will really grow.

 

The Mass begins, the organ plays,

The choir sings lovely hymns of praise,

I pay attention as I pray

That You’ll be with me every day.

 

Well now, dear Jesus that You’re near

May I just whisper in Your ear,

Will You be good to Mum and Dad

Because to-day they’re very glad.

 

My family I can’t forget

As they mind me, they fuss and fret,

I pray, dear Lord, these too You’ll guide

Throughout their lives be at their side.

 

Céad mile fάilte, Lord, above,

I welcome You with all my love,

My hope is that You’ll always stay

From this my First Communion Day.

 

DOWN ALL THE DAYS

Have you ever thought of what your last words would be?  What jewel of wisdom would you hand onto your loved ones?  We’d like it to be meaningful and reflective, nobody left out.  Why?  Because we have a feeling that a person’s last words, their final thoughts have a special importance and should be preserved and venerated.  In this final scene when Jesus speaks to his eleven disciples, it is clear that He will not be a mere observer but a continuing participant with them in life.  In just three verses Jesus uses the word ‘all’ four times.  ALL authority has been given to Him by God.  The disciples are to baptise ALL nations, races or ethnicities.  They are to obey ALL that HE has taught them.  It refers to feeding the hungry, welcoming strangers, clothing the naked, caring for the sick, visiting the prisoner.  Finally to remember that Jesus is with you ALL the days (translated ‘always’) to the end of time.  Through the Holy Spirit, He is God with us all the days.

 

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

 

                                  

 

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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.