Moyvane, Knockanure and Listowel Church News

Moyvane Parish

Incorporating the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane

and Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure,

Fr. Kevin McNamara 068 49308 / 087 6099930


Masses from Saturday 1st August to Sunday 9th August


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

                of the Nolan Family, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna

Sun.     2nd     11.00am        Martin Sheehy

Thurs.    6th     10.00am     Holy Souls

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

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

Sun.     9th     11.00am        People of the Parish


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

Thurs    6th      7.30pm        Special Intention

Sun.    9th     10.00am        Special Intention


and Wednesdays 10.00am till 7.00pm.

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

Readers:        Vigil         Michelle Corridan

            11am        Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor

Knockanure        10.00am        Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You.

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

August from 11am onwards.

            Community Bulletin

May I introduce myself ..

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL


MASSES THIS WEEK   1st – 9th August



1st  Aug     Ronnie Downey, Ashgrove, Months Mind/

Mary Barry, Tanavalla, Months Mind/

Fr Kieran O Shea, Bridge Rd/

Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown/

Tom Carmody, Derry/

Ita Cronin, Coolagown/         7pm



2nd             Billy McMullan, Tralee 9.00am

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

Peggy Mahoney Listowel/

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

Mon 3rd                                           Eileen & Jeremiah Hannon, Rathea         10.30am

Tues  4th             Special Intention          10.30am

Wed  5th                                          Thanksgiving Mass      10.30am

Thurs 6th                      Josephine Walsh, Inch/

Eileen Keane, Garryard House, Listowel/         10.30am

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

          First Friday Evening Mass     7.00pm


8th    Bridie Doyle, Knockane         10.30am

          Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig/

Lily Hennessy, Killocrim/

Ita William Keane, Church St/        Vigil 7pm


9th                       Bridget Enright, Ennismore Birthday Remembrance          9.00am

          People of the Parish    11.00am



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


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





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



Danny Broderick, Gurtcreen/ Bridie Flaherty, Charles St/

Eugene O Brien, Cahirdown/ Paul Walsh, Greenville/

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

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



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

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

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

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

Michael Patrick Dillon, Wicklow & Clountubrid

Saoirse Rose Barry, Clieveragh

We congratulate their families and wish them health and happiness.

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

More information from Patricia O Donoghue 087 9048659


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



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

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

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


Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 8pm

Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.


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

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



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

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

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


Moyvane Parish

Incorporating the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane

And Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure

Masses from Sunday 26th July to Sunday 2nd August

Fr. Kevin McNamara 068 49308 / 087 6099930


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

Mass will be offered as follows:               

Sat.    25th      7.30pm        Denis Corridan

Sun.     26th     10.00am        Edward Carmody

        11.00am        People of the Parish

Mon.     27th      7.30pm        For the Sick

Tues.     28th      7.30pm        Special Intention Mass in Knockanure

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

Thurs.    30th      9.15am         Special Intention

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

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

                Nolan Family members, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna

Sun.     2nd     10.00am        People of the Parish

        11.00am        Martin Sheehy

Adoration:    Moyvane    Sun.         4.00pm to 5.00pm

                Wed.        10.00am to 7.00pm

        Knockanure    Tues.        10.00am to 6.00pm

Collections:    Moyvane    €1,374.60    Knockanure    €428

Readers:        Vigil     Elaine Hudson & Catriona Farrelly

            11am    Philip Kiely

Knockanure        10am    Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy

Collectors for August:    Vigil    Eileen Collins & Julia Fitzmaurice

            11am    Gerard Scanlon & Chris Flahavan

Knockanure        10am    Margaret Carmody

Graveyard Masses:

Ahavoher Graveyard at 8pm on Monday 3rd August

Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm on Tuesday 4th August

Murhur Graveyard at 8pm on Wednesday 5th August

            Community Bulletin

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