MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER July 31 2016, also Knockanure and Listowel Newsletter added.

 

 

 

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, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Post Office and Flynn’s Bar.  Boro Extras can be viewed online or on the Noticeboards in Churches and aforementioned outlets)

 

 

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

 

In Our Parish people are nourished and inspired by the Word of God.  It is a Parish Community where love is tangible and practical.  It is a place where people pray together.  Our Parish Community is centered on Jesus Christ, on knowing and loving Him.  It is incarnated in the love, care, and respect we show to one another.

 

 

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July

 

 

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat      30th     7.30pm          Michael Murphy, Marian Place, Cahersiveen

 

 

 

                                                                                                & Lissaniska (Months Mind)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun     31st      10.00am          Mass of thanksgiving for all who helped Fr. Kevin

 

 

 

                                                                                                during his recent illness

 

 

 

MOYVANE:               Sun     31st     11.00am          Joan O’Keefe (nee Moloney), Leitrim M & UK (1st Anni)

 

 

 

Weekday Masses: Monday 1st to Sunday 7th August

 

 

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane: 

 

 

 

                            Mon       1st      8.00pm     Ahavoher Cemetery Mass in Cemetery

 

 

 

                            Wed      3rd     7.30pm          Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Fri         5th     7.30pm          John P. Walsh (Anni) & his loving parents                                                                                                             Ellen & Patrick Barragougeen  (First Friday)

 

 

 

                                                Sat        6th     7.30pm          Dora Ahern (1st Anni) & her loving husband Maurice,

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kilbaha

 

 

 

                                                Sun      7th      11.00am          For the French People, Fr. Jacques Hamel & all who      

 

 

 

                                                                                                have died as a result of Terrorist attacks this year

 

 

 

                                 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                                Thurs  4th       7.30pm          Jerry Clancy, Knockanure (Anni) – (Eve of First Friday)

 

 

 

Sun      7th      10.00am          Parishioners

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST:  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10.00am to 12noon.

 

 

 

MOYVANE: Wed 9.00am to 11.00am.   Feel free to visit the Churches outside these times to pray, reflect, and meditate before the tabernacle which has the presence of the Blessed Sacrament reserved.  Churches remain open until 8pm.

 

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: This coming week in Knockanure on Thursday 4th and Moyvane on Friday 5th.  If anyone is away please phone Jacqueline in the Parish Office ( 068/49308.

 

 

 

CEMETERY MASS:  This coming Holiday Monday August 1st at 8pm in Ahavoher.  All welcome.  Please God the weather will be as kind to us as it has been for Murhur and Knockanure.  Once again many thanks to our excellent Graveyard Committee for all their great work with our three Cemetery Masses.  Your generous support for the collections is deeply appreciated.  Please co-operate with Stewards with regard to parking etc.  As weather proved so unfavourable last year, which resulted in having the Mass in Moyvane Church, please God we will have Mass in the open air this Holiday Monday.  If the weather is not ok an announcement will be made on Radio Kerry after the 6pm News letting you know that the Mass will go ahead in Moyvane Church.

 

 

 

BE EASY ON US:  Banner footballers in Croke Park this Sun with red hot favourites Kerry.  Be easy on us.  Jerry Brosnan has been telling me since I came to Moyvane (one year ago last week) that “Clare should stick to the small ball!”  Well last Sun we weren’t able to use the small ball so well!!  All going to the game enjoy.  Both teams have been to Croke Park already this year.  Kerry there to play Dublin in the League Final and lost.  Clare met Kildare in the Div 3 Final and won.  So here’s to a good game.  Come on be easy on Clare…….Up the Banner!!

 

 

 

http://www.bhavancollege.org/icons/1363326026noticeboard.jpgKERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:   This pilgrimage takes place from September 2nd -7th celebrating the Year of Mercy.  There are still seats available.  Contact Janice on 064/7758219 or email joskdp@eircom.net

 

 

 

FR. BRENDAN’S NEPHEW:  Billy Scanlan (nephew to Fr. Brendan in Knockanure) is marrying Brid Connell on Saturday August 13th in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure at 2pm.  The ceremony will be celebrated by uncle Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan.  Parishioners are welcome to join the couple and family for the Wedding Mass and for light refreshments in Knockanure Community Centre after the Celebration.

 

 

 

ALL HALLOWS CONFERENCE: The Legion of Mary in Kerry are willing to sponsor two young adults (aged 18-40) to attend a conference in All Hallows College, Dublin on August 20th -21st .  The theme of the conference is “Mother Mary inflames the embers”……are you ready?  Full details and to book phone Patricia on 087/9048659.

 

 

 

MOYVANE COISTE NA NÓG: Sincere thanks to everybody who contributed to their Church gate collection last weekend.  Funds go to the cost of training equipment and all activities involving our underage footballers.

 

 

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS:  Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 6th/7th August.  All proceeds help provide services for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

 

 

SMALL SUM:  A small sum of money was found in the Parking Space in front of the Playground opposite Holly’s on Saturday afternoon.  See Fr. Kevin.

 

 

 

HORIZONS: On Radio Kerry with presenter Mary Fagan will feature Listowel’s Fr. Anthony Gaughan – 60 years of Priesthood on Sunday 7th August after the 9am News.

 

 

 

A CRACK…..THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN

 

 

 

I never thought that in our modern world of today, that an active 84 year old Priest, Fr. Jacques, would have his throat cut while saying a weekday Mass with a handful of faithful Parishioners.  Our world is most certainly troubled, broken and very disturbed. There is a line in Leonard Cohen’s song “Anthem” which came to my heart while praying for that Priest and for all who were at that Mass last Monday.  In the song are the words……

 

 

 

”There is a crack, a crack in everything” is how this seemingly hopeless line begins.  However it ends “…….that’s how the light gets in”.  I think that is a very powerful reminder to all of us that it’s only because of our shortcomings that the Light of Christ came into our troubled world.  It’s through our very flaws that He enters our lives.  Then it is up to us to let Him shine out again.  On Sunday August 7th our 11am Mass will be offered for all who have died in France this year through terrorism, and for all loved ones who are grieving, and for the French people.  May the light and peace of Christ protect and bless them at this very sad and difficult time.

 

 

 

                          OLDER FOLK WITH WRINKLES

 

 

 

It’s a little disrespectful, I know, but some people speak about “wrinkles” when talking about old folk.  Well there is nothing wrong with a few wrinkles.  Some of the most beautiful faces I have seen have been covered in them.  It’s a mistake to cover them up for they tell of a long and often interesting life.  The late Charles Dickens, God rest him, who had a few himself in later years, said that every wrinkle is “but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life”  Thank God for wrinkles and for the wonderful mature people who have them.  Bless You!

 

 

 

                                    RESISTANCE

 

 

 

As you must all be aware by now, I love stories.  One of the most powerful stories I have ever read is told in Jack Kornfield’s book.  “A Father With Heart”.  A father is away from home when robbers come, set fire to the house and took his young son away with them.  The father returns to the ashes of his home and believes his son has died there.  He grieves uncontrollably for many months.  The son manages to get free from his unkind abductors and find his way back home.  He knocks on the door and cries, “Dad, Dad” but the father refuses to open the door thinking one of his neighbours children are taunting him.  Eventually the son goes away, never to return.  In this story, the father resists the truth that can bring him joy and freedom from his loss because he clings so much to what he thinks is the truth.  We all have resistance deep within us, but like the father in the story it would be such a pity to allow resistance to prevent us enjoying new life.  All the father had to do was open the door and his son was there.  He refused.  Is there any resistance deep within you which is blocking God’s grace and will for you?  Kind Lord, rid us of our resistance and especially help us to be the wonderful people you created us to be.

 

 

 

RECIPIE FOR LIVING:   Enjoy life, respect nature, and don’t forget to stay close to your loving God, and be aware of the needs of others.  A safe and enjoyable weekend Holiday weekend to all.

 

 

 

   Sunday 31st July, 2016.

 

 

 

Boro Extras

 

 

 

WELCOME/FĀITE:  We extend a very warm welcome to all visiting our Parish or who are taking holidays in the area during August.  Blessing and enjoyment too to the many Parishioners who are taking holidays abroad or in other counties.  Enjoy your holidays.  God’s peace, joy and protection to you all.

 

 

 

NOVENA IN KNOCK:  The theme for this year’s Novena in Knock is “Merciful like the Father”.  It starts on 14th to 22nd August.  See posters with list of speakers and themes on Church Notice Boards.  Email info@knock-shrine.ie or phone 094/9388100.

 

 

 

THE SACRED HEART SOLEMNLY ENTHRONED:  Pictures of the Sacred Heart with the blessing of protecting and giving peace to families are available in the Parish Office.  If you would like to have your home consecrated to the loving care of the Sacred Heart see Fr. Kevin or call to the Parish Office.  Opening hours:  Monday & Thursday 10am to 12noon, Tuesday & Friday 10am to 1pm.  Closed on Wednesday.

 

 

 

FEED BACK PLEASE:  Within the next few weeks we hope to have the Cemetery dates published for next year.  This will give plenty of notice to those home and away time to make arrangements if they wish to attend.  So let us know – should they be all in the one week? or spaced out like they were this year?  You can write in your comments or phone them to Jacqueline in the Office.  Thank you.

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 4th August at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at 086/3090948.

 

 

 

Active Retirement Day:  Monday 8th August. Music by Stevie Donegan. €10. All Welcome.

 

 

 

If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

 

 

 

   LIFE IS SHORT – BE GENEROUS

 

 

 

While in hospital recently I met a student who shared the following experience.  They were in class some days previously and one student said, “Life is short, you’ve got to make the most of it now.  If you want a car, you’ve got to go out and get that car! If you want to go on a holiday, you make sure you go on that holiday!”  “Yes, that’s right”.  Affirmative grunts resonated around the class room.  Another student said, “I mean we’ve got to get ahead now, while we’re young.  As soon as I graduate I’m going to work in Europe for a couple of years.  Then I’ll take some time off to travel around”.  The rest of the students nodded in agreement.  They were 20 occupational therapy students in a special tutorial.  The topic was “attitudes to life and death”.  This student who was sharing the experience with me was sad that the discussion had taken all of them as a class into a selfish spiral of “give me, get me, I deserve it”.  Her stomach, she said felt queasy.   She spoke up, “Um…..I don’t mean to be a spoil sport or to put a downer on things.  But everything we have been talking about is what we want.  Don’t you think we should be thinking about how our skills might be used, say for people in poorer countries for people with special needs?”  The tutor was quick to respond, “Yes, but don’t forget, Niamh, that wherever you work you’ll always be helping people in some way.   It’s the nature of the profession”.  “Yes, I know, but”…… said Niamh.  The discussion took off again.  Niamh felt her comments were not listened to.  They certainly weren’t heard.  After class another student came up to her and said, “I was thinking the same way but I was too shy to speak up”.  This weekend let each of us consider the riches we bring to our Parish.  For example, knowledge, income, time, possessions.  How are these used to benefit others?  Are your gifts used well in spreading the Gospel of Jesus?  Remember life is short……

 

 

 

                     LETS KEEP THEM IN OUR PRAYERS

 

 

 

If you are not in hospital,

 

 

 

You may come and go

 

 

 

See fields or walk by the Sea

 

 

 

Meet folk you know,

 

 

 

Do a thousand thrilling things,

 

 

 

Wander near or far……

 

 

 

If you’re not in hospital,

 

 

 

Think of those who are!

 

 

 

To all in hospital our prayerful good wishes.                                                                                       

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

                                       

 

 MASSES THIS WEEK  30th    7th August    

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

30th      

 

Fr. Kieran O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Brendan O’ Connor, Convent St/

 

Joe & Peggy Gleeson, Church Street /

 

Brendan O Connor, Convent Street         Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

31st                        Jack & Bridie Greaney, Toornageeha /

 

Diana McElligott & Family, Tralee Road   9.00am

 

                Deceased Members of the McElligott Family, Bunagara 11.00am

 

Mon 1st               Fintan, Peggy & Bill McGrath, William Street & Deceased Family /

 

Nancy & Jim O Connor & Deceased Family, Shrone / Special Intention     10.30am

 

Tues 2nd                              Billy McMullin, Tralee /

 

Private Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 3rd                                                               Jeremiah & Eileen Hannon, Lyreacrompane /

 

Paudie, Sadie & Mary Fitzmaurice, Cahirdown    10.30am

 

Thurs 4th                                                             Mai Stack, Feale Drive, requested by Bazaar group           10.30am

 

   Fri 5th                Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown /

 

Patrick Lynch, Listowel & Tarbert &

 

Mick O’Gorman, Clieveragh        10.30am

 

                Pat, Edward & Hanora O’Connor, Convent St.     6.15pm

 

Saturday

 

6th                          Bridie Doyle, Knockane 10.30am

 

                Dan Browne, Ballygologue Park Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

7th                         Lily Hennessy, Killocrim  /

 

Teresa Loughnane, Ballygologue Park     9.00am

 

               

 

Conor O Doherty, Dirha West Months Mind

 

                11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday,

 

31st  July  Fr. Lawlor  087-6794112   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Anna Mary McAuliffe, Bedford.

 

Sr. Dymphna O Driscoll, died in England, late of Dirha.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Tom Carmody, Derry / Maurice Cahill & Deceased Members of the Devereux family / Paul Walsh, Greenville / Nora & Paddy Hannon, Bridge Rd.                         CHURCH NOTICES

 

SANCTUARY LIGHTING: It is hoped to up-grade the Sanctuary Area Lighting in the church to LED lighting. The Contractors are due to begin on Tuesday morning next.  It will not really interfere with church services. All work will cease from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. to facilitate mass  and should there be a funeral. We would ask those praying the Rosary to have it before mass at 10.15 a.m. The Divine Chaplet can be immediately after mass. Thanks for your co-operation.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND: Rev. Sean Jones will be doing Canon Declan’s usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on next Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. 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.

 

FIRST FRIDAY: Friday next (August 5th). Usual masses at 10.30 a.m.  & Evening Mass at 6.15 p.m. Usual Confessions on Thursday & Saturday morning after mass.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by Bishop Ray Browne celebrating the Year of Mercy 2nd – 7th September ex Kerry Airport. Some seats available. Contact Janice 064 7758219 or email joskdp@eircom.net”

 

RADIO KERRY’S HORIZONS at 9am Sunday Morning 7th August features Listowel’s Fr Tony Gaughan -  his priesthood of 60 years in the Dublin diocese and the many books he has written.

 

Just a Thought

 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

 

It turns what we have into enough, and more.

 

It turns denial into acceptance,

 

Chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

 

It can turn a meal into a feast,

 

A house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

 

Gratitude makes sense of our past, Brings peace for today,

 

And creates a vision for tomorrow. (Melody Beattie )

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE: will be closed on this Bank Holiday Monday 1st August - normal office hours resumes on Tuesday 2nd August.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

THE LARTIGUE MONORAIL AND MUSEUM will be closed for urgent maintenance on August 5th, 6th and 7th.

 

Outside of those dates, Lartigue Summer operation continues as usual from 1pm to 4.30 pm daily, including weekends.  (It is advisable to arrive no later than 4pm, to allow enough time for your visit.)

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY LISTOWEL, Church Gate collection raised €1,872 last weekend. Many thanks to all of you that made donations and to our Volunteers that gave their time.

 

THE ST. MICHAEL’S GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE wishes to thank all those who donated so generously at the recent Graveyard Mass. The collection amounted to €2,207.70, all of which is used for the ongoing upkeep of the graveyard. The costs include repair and maintenance of equipment, petrol for mowers and strimmers and annual insurance. The committee will hold its AGM on Weds 17th of August in St. Patrick’s Hall and at 7.30pm. New members are welcome.

 

BUS TO FLEADH CHEOIL ENNIS Thursday Aug18th. Departing from Abbeyfeale 10am. Contact Marie 0861032436.

 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY MAKERS / VISITORS

 

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

 

whether it be a holiday time, a family visit or a time with friends. We wish you peace and health with family & Friends. We pray that there will be an improvement with our weather. May you have an enjoyable stay in lovely Listowel

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE UNCOUNTABLE LAUGHTER OF THE SEA

 

Screening at Cinema Killarney, Every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

 

Until the End of August This is a 50 minute reflective film featuring the landscape and culture of Kerry in which

 

KNOCKANURE  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER and Listowel

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, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Post Office and Flynn’s Bar.  Boro Extras can be viewed online or on the Noticeboards in Churches and aforementioned outlets)

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

In Our Parish people are nourished and inspired by the Word of God.  It is a Parish Community where love is tangible and practical.  It is a place where people pray together.  Our Parish Community is centered on Jesus Christ, on knowing and loving Him.  It is incarnated in the love, care, and respect we show to one another.

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          23rd        7.30pm                John Stack, Aughrim (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        24th       10.00am               Edward Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

                                                                                                                                & his loving parents Jack & Mary

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        24th       11.00am               Blessings and Healing for Fr. Pat Moore (Get Well)

Weekday Masses: Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st July

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:    

                                                                Wed      27th        7.30pm                Fr. Pάdraig Kennelly, 25th Anniversary of his Ordination

                                                                Fri           29th        7.30pm                Denis Corridan, Murhur (Anni)

                                                                Sat          30th        7.30pm                Michael Murphy, Marian Place, Cahersiveen

                                                                                                                                & Lissaniska (Months Mind)

                                                                Sun        31st        11.00am               Joan O’Keefe (nee Moloney), Leitrim M & UK (1st Anni)

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Sun        31st        10.00am               Mass of thanksgiving for all who helped Fr. Kevin

                                                                during his recent illness

NOTICES:

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

ADORATION: (Summer time month of August)  With many people taking holidays in August the new times for Adoration in both Churches will be reduced to the following times during August.  KNOCKANURE: Tuesdays 10.00am to 12noon.  MOYVANE: Wednesdays 9.00am to 11.00am.  As the Churches are open daily from 8.30am to 8.00pm in Moyvane and 9.30am to 8.00pm in Knockanure, feel free to come to the Church at your own time and spend your hour before the Tabernacle which always has the Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist present.  These new times for Adoration are for August only.  Normal times will resume again in September.

 

NEW SANCTUARY CARPET: There is a new Sanctuary carpet fitted in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure since Monday last.  As the Church is so special to all of us and indeed the Sanctuary is the very place where we make Jesus present in our Community, this new carpet will add to the ambiance of the Corpus Christi Church.

KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASS: The fine weather was a delightful blessing for the Cemetery Mass on Monday last.  So sorry to have missed it, but local sons Fr. Brendan and Fr. Tom did an excellent job.   Very many thanks to all who made the celebration so special.  Thanks for your generous offerings to the collection towards the maintenance and upkeep of Knockanure Cemetery.  The help and assistance from our Parish Pastoral Council and Liturgy Group in organising both the Cemetery Mass and the weekend Masses has been a tremendous blessing to me during these recovery days.  I deeply appreciate your tremendous help and support. 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  Meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday 25th July at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend.  A clean-up will take place in Ahavoher Cemetery on Friday 29th July at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

DUAGH CEMETERY MASS:  Will be held on Thursday 28th July at 8pm.

YOUR PRAYERFUL GOOD WISHES:   Very many thanks for all your texts, cards, phone messages both to me and the Parish Office with reassurance of your supportive prayers. 

BANNER WEEKEND ON THE DOUBLE:  Clare still going late in July in both football and hurling - lets keep that winning feeling going…….If they can the recovery will go into top gear!  Come on the Banner!!

  THIS AWFUL PHRASE F.F.A. MUST BE CHANGED

Language is a power that George Orwell wrote the following about: “Whoever controls language controls the Political power” This is why the phrase “Fatal Foetal Abnormality” has to be removed from the Irish Political life and from our News Media.  Many medical specialists will attest to the fact that there is, in medicine, no such condition as “Fatal Foetal Abnormality” since NOBODY can predict with certainty what biological abnormality will prove fatal.  In addition to being a medically incorrect term, it is quite evident that, for many parents of babies born with a disabling condition, “Fatal Foetal Abnormality” is a most hurtful phrase.  But in modern day Ireland both in the Political class plus mainstream Media the use of the “F.F.A.” phrase is wrong and hurtful.   Can I suggest that we change the phrase to “Life-Limiting Condition”.  An unborn infant- or foetus, which is a Latin medical term for unborn – may be diagnosed with a “LIFE LIMITING CONDITION”.  That is a disability that has been identified, and it may, or in some cases probably will, limit the life of the baby.  But again, I have had the privilege and warm blessing of meeting many parents who have told me that their baby has lived beyond all predictions and has known love and been so cherished even within a short life.  So rather than remain silent and uninvolved- maybe you might get in touch with your Political Representative and ask would they help, support and encourage a change to “Life-Limiting Condition” rather than that awful phrase “FATAL FOETAL ABNORMALITY”.  Compassion and support for families must always be to the fore, as well as admiration for the courage, fortitude and tremendous loving care which so many parents show towards a child with L.L.C.  Let our Parish be the first to bring about the change.  By staying silent we give the power of language to others and sometimes they can abuse that power.  Life Limiting Condition (L.L.C.) – the new, welcome and Christian phrase!

 

TAKING CARE OF ONESELF THE HARDEST MEDICINE TO TAKE!

Last week in hospital this week taking the hardest medicine of all – care for oneself.  Mr Ashem Hamdy looking me straight in the eye said “You have had huge surgery.  Take proper time to recover, lose weight, and you are on the right road”.  The past few days I am looking at things differently.  Life goes on and please God, He and your good selves will help me to new beginnings.  Very many thanks for your generous support and understanding over the last two weeks of illness.

   BAC K TO THE PEOPLE

Those of you at our weekend Masses this weekend who remember back to the “old days” when the Priest celebrated Mass with his back to the congregation may witness it yet again.  Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments:- “It is very important that we return as soon as possible to a common orientation of Priests and the faithful turned together in the same direction eastwards to the Lord who comes”  He suggests that we could get this up and running for the First Sunday in Advent 4th December.  Surely we have more pressing issues for Cardinal Robert to tackle first.  Vocation shortage! plus hundreds of other issues.  Thank God Liverpool born, Westminster Cardinal Vin Nicholas, who I worked with in Liverpool 30 years ago has come out strong and said, “it is better for communication if Clergy face the people directly.  “Lord keep us focused on You rather than on tradition and regulations!”

LATE EDITION

Thanks for your patience last week with the late printing of this and the Boro Extra.  Late again this week but back to normal again next week please God.  Yours truly back too, thank God.  Your kindness, prayers and loving support has been a real blessing to me during my recent illness.  It also highlights the beauty and importance of having a Parish Office.  Everyone has done a splendid job in keeping everything running so smoothly while I have been in Kerry University Hospital and in the District Community Hospital, Killarney, both for operation and recovery time.  Both Hospitals excelled in their excellent work, care, kindness and courtesy.  They all do terrific work, and are not sufficiently appreciated or thanked for it.  Well done to all in both Hospitals.  I will say a Mass for your intentions in Knockanure on Sunday 31st.  May God continue to bless, guide and encourage you in the beautiful work you do daily with and for the sick and vulnerable.  Well done!

 

   Sunday 24th July, 2016.

Boro Extras

CLOUNMACON REUNION 1962 CLASS AND FILM “ROLLING BACK THE YEARS”:  Will be held in Clounmacon Community Centre on Fri 29th July at 9pm.  Film is 70mins long with footage of the children and people of Clounmacon in 1962.  Also the unveiling of a plaque and a guided tour of the black ditch will take place on Sat 30th July at 2pm at Clounmacon Community Centre.

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP:  will be held in the Rose Hotel (Fels Point) on Thursday July 28th.

All are welcome.  For further information contact Patsy Dooley email:  ballyfox@gmail.com

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:   Have an array of new courses starting in September for details please see brochures on notice boards or contact the centre on 066/7134276 or email:  ardfertretreat@eircom.net

FINAL CALL:  Thank you to all who have taken Offertory Boxes for the coming year.   If anyone would like to take a box and contribute through the Offertory Box system, there is still time to start in August.  Please call to the Parish Office and we will allocate a number to you. 

CHURCH BELL:   As mentioned last week, the electronic Church bell hasn’t been working for the past number of weeks.  As the system hasn’t been serviced since 1996, we are awaiting word from McElligott’s regarding repairs and a possible upgrade of the system where we would have different chimes for Weddings, Funerals and the various Liturgical celebrations throughout the year.  We will keep you updated. 

MESSENGER:  The Sacred Heart Messenger Magazine is available monthly.  This includes many well-known Irish writers such as former President Mary McAleese, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, theologians, educationalist, psychologist, cookery and gardening experts.   If you would like to subscribe to The Messenger or if you would like to give a loved one a gift of a yearly subscription, please contact Kay O’Hanlon or call to the Parish Office.

WORRYING – BAD FOR THE HEART

 AND SOUL

Have you ever thought about all the time we spend worrying? Mark Twain said that most of the things we worry about never happen.  But we go on worrying anyhow.  When we have special plans like a Cemetery Mass or a Wedding Celebration or like me last week having to go into hospital, we worry about the weather and how things will go.  When we are in a new or different situation, we worry about our appearance or what we say.  If we have good health we worry about becoming ill, if we are in poor health we worry about getting well soon.  We concern ourselves with security and about success.  We have money worries.  We worry about relationships.  We worry and become anxious about being on time, looking good, finding fulfilment, being faithful, and ever so many other things.  Yet worrying keeps us from being free, from noticing and enjoying life’s blessings.  Make no mistake worrying saps away our inner energy because we spend so much time tossing and turning over the “what ifs” and the “maybes”.  Worrying distracts us from our vision, our goals and dreams worrying eats the heart out of peace and tends to keep us occupied with ourselves instead of with God and the people of God.  A great Priest who inspired me, God rest him, Fr. Henri Nouwen has a delightful book entitled “MAKING ALL THINGS NEW”, he points out that worrying is a major hindrance of Spiritual Growth.   I quote; “One of the most notable characteristics of worrying is that it fragments our lives.  With many things to do, to think about, to plan for, the many people to remember to visit, or to talk with, the many causes to attack or defend, all these pull us apart and make us loose our centre.  Worrying causes us to be “all over the place”, but seldom at home.  One way to express the Spiritual crisis of our time is to say that most of us have an address, but cannot be found there.  We know where we belong but we keep being pulled away in many directions, as it we were still homeless”.

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  23rd      31st July   

 

Saturday

23rd       Josephine Kennelly, Smerla Bridge, 1st Anniversary / Anne Finnerty, Wicklow /

John Lynch, Knockane /

Ned & Annie Pellican, Dirha East /

Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna, Birthday Remembrance /

Ita Cronin, Coolagown /

Donal Ua Donnchadha, Chiarraí Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

24th                       Briede Murphy, Church St. /  Bridie Dillon, Ennismore / Fr. Tim Gunn, Lisselton   9.00am

                People of the Parish       11.00am

Mon 25th           Ellen James, O’Connell’s Ave. & London                10.30am

Tues 26th                            Deceased Members of the Leary & Corrigan Families, Listowel & America             10.30am

Wed 27th                                                           Private & Special Intentions /

Tommy & Liam White     10.30am

Thurs 28th                                                           Danny & John Neville, Bedford /

Mary Carey, Killorglin, 1st Anniversary    10.30am

   Fri 29th             Peggy O Connor, Finuge /

Jimmy & Rita Galvin, Greenville &

Thomas & Mai Bowen,  Kilmallock            10.30am

Saturday

30th                       Patrick Sheehy, Bedford /

Bridie Doyle, O’Connell’s Ave &

Deceased Members of the Carmody Family &

Mick Looney, Newbridge /

Deceased members of the O’Rourke & White Families   10.30am

                Joe & Peggy Gleeson, Church Street       Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

31st                        Jack & Bridie Greaney, Toornageeha       9.00am

                Deceased Members of the McElligott Family, Bunagara 11.00am

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 24th  July  Fr. Kennelly  087-2931064   (emergencies only)

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

RECENT DEATHS John Hannon, Convent Street.

Liveta Coliza Cretaro, Italy & Listowel.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Kevin McAuliffe, Charles Street / Patsy & Nancy O Connor, Craughatoosane / John Gilbert, London / Edward & Bridie Fealy, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

MISSIONARY APPEAL: Bishop Ray gives permission to one missionary to visit each parish in the Diocese each year. This weekend, Sat. 23rd & Sun. 24th July Listowel Parish will welcome Fr. Liam Dunne, SVD, Divine Word Missionary who will speak at all masses and a retiring collection will be done after Mass. Many thanks for your support.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

DUAGH CEMETERY Annual Graveyard Mass will be held at Duagh Cemetery on Thursday 28th July at 8p.m.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR GROUP Will meet on this Monday 25th July at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

ST. ITA’S CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP 2016 Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th August in St. Mary’s B.N.S., Abbeyfeale. For boys & girls 5 – 12 yrs. Prayer, teaching, music, art, drama & team sports. Please call Lorraine 0863.765751 or Martina 0872788834 for further details & to register.

CLOUNMACON REUNION 1962 CLASS & FILM “Rolling back the years”. Will be held in Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday 29th July, at 9.00pm.  Film is 70mins long with footage of the children and people of Clounmacon in 1962. Also the unveiling of a plaque and a guided tour of the black ditch will take place on Sat. 30th July, at 2 o’clock at the Clounmacon Community Centre.

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION ANNUAL COLLECTION Will take place next weekend 30th & 31st July.

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND Celebrating Holy Year of Mercy, 3rd to 10th October, 2016. Spiritual Director: Mons. Dan O’Riordan, Castleisland. For further details contact Premier Travel on 021-4277700.

THE LEGION OF MARY IN KERRY A conference for young adults between the ages of 18-40 will take place on August 20-21st in All Hallows, Dublin.  The Legion of Mary in Kerry wish to sponsor at least 2 young adults who might have an interest in attending. The theme of the conference is "Mary inflames the embers...are you ready? Contact Patricia 0879048659.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA  Led by Bishop Ray Browne, 10th to 17th May, 2017. Bookings now being taken early booking essential contact Maureen Harty on 066-7131328.

KNOCK AND LOUGH DERG August 22nd-24th  3 day Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg. All in Package includes visit to Knock, day retreat on Lough Derg, coach for 3 days, breakfasts, evening meals and accommodation in Bundoran.

Early booking is advised due to waiting lists from previous pilgrimage in May.  Deposit secures booking.  Contact  Ken O Day on  087/2048677 for further details.

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will be held in the Rose Hotel (Fels Point) on Thursday July 28th.

All are welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS & WELL DONE to Listowel man Alan Gleeson, who won not one but three medals, two gold & a silver for the transplant Team Ireland during the week in the European Championships in Finland. Well done Alan.

 

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

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER 17 July 2016

 

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, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Post Office and Flynn’s Bar.  Boro Extras can be viewed online or on the Noticeboards in Churches and aforementioned outlets)

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

In Our Parish people are nourished and inspired by the Word of God.  It is a Parish Community where love is tangible and practical.  It is a place where people pray together.  Our Parish Community is centered on Jesus Christ, on knowing and loving Him.  It is incarnated in the love, care, and respect we show to one another.

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat      16th    7.30pm          Thomas & Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      17th     10.00am          Denis Lane, Kilmorna & his sister Bridie Hayes

 

(nee Lane), Carlow (1st Anni)

 

MOYVANE:               Sun     17th     11.00am          Kate Flaherty, New Houses (Anni)

 

Weekday Masses: Monday 18th to Sunday 24th July

 

                            Church of the Assumption Moyvane: 

 

                           Sat      23rd     7.30pm          John Stack, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                Sun     24th     11.00am          Blessings and Healing for Fr. Pat Moore (GetWell)

 

                                 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Mon     18th      8.00pm     Knockanure Cemetery Mass

 

Sun      24th     10.00am         Edward Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

& his loving parents Jack & Mary

 

 

 

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.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the family, relatives and friends of Brendan Finucane, Tarbert who died on 10th July.  Our prayerful support especially to relatives Angela & Jodie Fitzmaurice, Lr Aughrim & Ballybunion, Tom & Kay O’Hanlon, Gortdromosillihy, Flaherty Family, Moher and his nieces & nephews from our Parish.  To the Family & Relatives of Joanne Collins, Patrickswell, whose Funeral took place on Wednesday.   To Edward & Maggie Large & Family, Trien Road on the death of Maggie’s Dad Jeremiah Cronin, Rathmore whose Funeral took place on Friday.  Also to the Family & Priest Colleagues of Mons Pάdraig O’Fiannachta, who died on Friday and whose Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday at 11am in Dingle.  Please keep all who morn Brendan, Joanne Jeremiah & Mons Pάdraig in your prayers at this sad and difficult time.  May they Rest In Peace.

 

HOLY WATER:  will be blessed at the Cemetery Mass in Knockanure this Mon 18th.  Take special containers of water to bless the graves.  Please bring your own bottles and take Holy Water to your homes and farms.

 

SHOP:  Cemetery lights, cards and gifts available in Parish Office open Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri.  Closed on Wed.

 

For booking of Masses, Baptisms etc. please phone during office hours as the diary is kept in the Office.

 

BANNER STILL FLYING:  Clare advanced in the qualifiers last weekend.  Sligo this Sat @ 2pm in football while on Sun week, July 24th its Croke Park for the Hurlers @ 4pm.   There is a very Christian side to Clare GAA too!  On Wednesday last in Waterford they allowed Waterford’s U21 team (who have a lot of the Senior Panel) time to recover after their awful beating from Tipp in the Munster Final last week.  We left at half time and allowed them the win to help them on the road back to the Senior Championship.  Up the Banner!!

 

FINE WEATHER:  Our hearts and prayers go out to all the National School Children who have endured difficult weather since their School holidays began.  Let us all pray for fine weather – half July is gone!

 

Lord help us to have good sunny weather to enrich and bless all our National School Children and indeed the rest of us.  Make your own personal visits to both Churches and take a few minutes in reflective prayer.

 

              MINISTRY OF SERVICE AND PRESENCE

 

There was once a Dad who was trying to read the newspaper after he had come home from a rough day at the office.  As he attempted to read the paper he was constantly being interrupted by his children.  Once came for money to get ice-cream, and Dad gently reached into his pocket and gave him the necessary coin.  Another child arrived in tears.  Her leg was hurt and she wanted Dad to kiss it better.  An older son came with an algebra problem, and they eventually arrived at the right answer.  Finally, the last and youngest of them rushed into the room looking for good old Dad.  The Dad said cynically, “What do you want?”  “I don’t want anything.  I just want to sit on your lap”.  Is being present to another a form of service or ministry?  Never forget that discipleship takes many forms. 

 

                          WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

 

A certain man went to his Sunday Mass.  He frowned when the organist missed a note.  He stared menacingly at two whispering teenagers.  He looked repeatedly at his watch.  When the collection basket was passed around he felt that the collector was watching to see how much he gave.  During the sermon, he felt pleased with himself when he caught the Priest making a slip of the tongue.  He was tight lipped during all of the hymn signing.  As he slipped out the side door during Communion, he muttered, “that was terrible, why do I bother….”

 

Then there was another man who went to the very same Mass.  He smiled at the sight of a father exchanging hugs with his son draped over his shoulder.  At the collection he wondered:  “am I giving enough?”  He struggled with the Scripture readings to pick something to live by.  Something in the Sermon helped him with a question he had often thought about.  He enthusiastically joined in with the singing of the closing hymn.  As he left the Church, he thought; “how good it is to be here together in God’s presence.  Both men had gone to the same Church, on the same Sunday and each had found exactly what they were looking for.  In this weekend’s Gospel, Martha and Mary were with Jesus.  Both had different expectations.  May we always choose the better part.

 

                                                    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL KERRY

 

As you were all aware because of my recent time spent Hospital, I was due back to have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (key-hole surgery).   This happened on Wednesday 13th.  Thank God everything went so well.  Mr. Asem Hamdy and his team were excellent, very caring and supportive.  Thanks for all your prayers and support at this time.  Very many thanks too to my Priest friends who have stood in at such short notice to cover all Masses this weekend.  Please keep me in your prayers as I recover.  While it was a long and difficult operation, I am delighted to have the experience behind me and I ask for your prayers as I return to full Ministry in the Parish.

 

  KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASS

 

This Monday evening at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.  Our prayers are offered that we will have pleasant weather for this open air Mass.  If weather conditions are not favorable or suitable an announcement will be given on Radio Kerry after the 6.00pm News, saying the Mass will be in Knockanure Church because of the weather.  A collection at the gate on the way into Mass will be taken up to help maintain and keep the Cemetery in a neat and tidy state.  Your support is deeply appreciated by our hard working and dedicated Cemetery Committee.  You are asked to co-operate with Stewards in relation to parking etc.  Thanks to all who have helped so generously with the preparations.  Mass at 8.00pm and all are welcome.

 

RESPECTING AND HONOURING THE ORIGINAL SITE OF THE OLD CHURCH AND THE OLD SCHOOL

 

The past week has seen a total transformation in restoring the original site of our first Church and first School in Moyvane.  Next to the Post Office the whole area is now in shape and it will be prepared to be a very Sacred Space to give thanks and offer prayers for all our loved ones, who began, brought and generously lived the Christian Faith in our Parish all those years ago.  We are sowing the seeds of making this whole area a Sacred and Holy place.  It will have an open air old style Altar with outdoor Stations of the Cross.  Lets make this place a very special area of prayer and reflection. It has got the best possible start.  It’s up to all of us to continue to make it a very special and holy place for the next generation giving thanks to our loving God and enjoy the aspects of nature.

 

 

 

                     Sunday 17th July, 2016.

 

Boro Extras

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  is preparing to open its doors to the families in the local community, when the centre stages their annual family fun day on Saturday July 23rd.  The event will feature a wide variety of activities to suit all interests and tastes including; Arts and Crafts,  Parent and Me races, Crazy Games, Face Painting and visits from the local fire brigade, the local Gardaí will make a special visit in the Garda Car.  A fancy dress and colouring competition will take place and there will also be a visit from the North Kerry Museum. Everybody is welcome to attend, The Family Fun Day will run from 2-4pm and further details are available from 068/23584.

 

KNOCK AND LOUGH DERG: August 22nd-24th three day Pilgrimage.  Package includes visit to Knock, day retreat on Lough Derg, coach for 3 days, breakfasts, evening meals and accommodation in Bundoran.  Early booking is advised due to waiting lists from previous pilgrimage in May.   Deposit secures booking. Contact

 

Ken O’Day on 087/2048677 for further details.

 

SUMMER RETREAT IN ARDFERT:  Bishop Donal Murray will conduct a retreat from July 18th - July 23rd in Ardfert Retreat Centre.  Contact Ardfert Retreat Centre on 066/7134276 for further details.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY COURSE:  This course is aimed at adults (over 21 yrs.) volunteers and professionals interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other settings. The course will be held in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney from Wednesday 28th Sept. Full details and brochure on www.dioceseofkerry.ie . or you can contact Bernie on 087/6484367 or Tomas on 086/3683778.

 

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 visit www.alhomecare.ie.

 

CHURCH BELL

 

An apology as our Church bell has fallen silent in recent weeks due to an electrical fault.  We are waiting on electrical work from Castleisland to fix it.  Hopefully it will be working again this week.

 

THE LETTER BOX OF LIFE

 

These days in hospital amid all the uncertainty, fears, tears, hopes and wishes, I thought of the Letter Box of life.  In the Letter Box of my life I’ve found many forms of letters.  But the ones I’ve most rejoiced in are the ones sent from Jesus.  They look most ordinary that no one would suspect they bear the blessed message of the truth about my heart.  Some letters bring me challenge to give up my hardened ways and selfish habits; some letters invite happiness and promise new joys.  Some letters gift my days with hope when all around me seems dark.  Some letters bear tough questions regarding weakness and sin.  Some letters send me healing and blessing (like these days in hospital) when my heart is fearful.  Some letters speak of loving and giving beyond cost.  Some letters make me wonder how I ever could refuse, for they are warm of proposal from the loving life of Jesus.  Please God I will continue to come to the Letter Box of my life, for many more years, because the letters tell of Jesus and pursue me with His love, truth and most of all His wonderful encouragement.  Now imagine that you are at your own Letter Box of life!!

 

YOU ARE HERE NOT BY CHANCE

 

The weather has been so disappointing thus far in July, please God it will improve, especially for our second Cemetery Mass this Monday evening in Knockanure at 8pm.  All are welcome to this special Mass honouring all our faithful departed.  As we pray to them and for them may we keep the following in mind:

 

“You are not here by chance, but by God’s choosing.  His loving hand formed you and made you the person you are.  He compares you to no one else.  You are one of a kind.  You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you.  He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfil His special purpose for this generation”.

 

Now are you fulfilling His special purpose for the good of others?  May God’s blessing and kind touch guide all of us to the people He generously created us to be.  So we are not here by chance but by God’s wish.  Let’s hope that makes a difference to us all.

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  16th       24th July   

 

 

 

Saturday

 

16th       Patrick Joseph & Julia McElligott, Convent St. / John Foley, Fourhane /

 

William & Hannah Horgan & Con &

 

Mick Joe Barrett Gortnaminch /

 

John J. Molyneaux, Woodford /

 

Bess Barry nee Beasley, Clieveragh /

 

Mary & John Joe Hartnett, Clieveragh /

 

Thomas Fitzgerald, Billerough & Church St.

 

Gerard Pierse, Market St.            Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

17th                       Kit Harris, Greenville, 1st Anniversary /

 

Mick & Mona Ryan, Ballygologue Road  /

 

Eugene, John Paul & Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara               9.00am

 

                Fleadh Cheoil Aifreann Traidisiúnta          11.00am

 

Mon 18th           Kit Harris, Greenville, 1st Anniversary /

 

Maurice (Monish) McAuliffe, Courthouse Rd      10.30am

 

Tues 19th                            Mary Maher Hanley, Listowel & America /

 

Michael & Kathy O’Connor & Deceased Family, Johnny Nolan & Deceased Family & Peggy Hickey & Deceased Family Members            10.30am

 

Wed 20th                                                           Dr. Martin Sheehy, Main St. 1st Anniversary        10.30am

 

Thurs 21st                                                           Mass of thanksgiving      10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass                          7.00pm

 

   Fri 22nd                             10.30am

 

Saturday

 

23rd                       Tony & Ned White, Bedford /

 

Mona Dalton, Bridge Road           10.30am

 

                Josephine Kennelly, Smerla Bridge, 1st Anniversary / Anne Finnerty, Wicklow /

 

John Lynch, Knockane /

 

Ned & Annie Pellican, Dirha East /

 

Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Ita Cronin, Coolagown /

 

Donal Ua Donnchadha, Chiarraí Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

24th                       Briede Murphy, Church St. /  Bridie Dillon, Ennismore / Fr. Tim Gunn, Lisselton   9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

 

 

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

 

  Fr. Noel Spring  087-2935969   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Tom & Anne Fitzgerald, Billerough / Cornelius (Nelie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave & Ballyheigue & Brigid (Bridie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

John Joe Lane & Deceased Family Members / Joe & Peggy Gleeson, Church Street / Thomas Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. / James McElligott, Woodford / Sr. Nora Carmody, Patrick’s Street & England. 

 

FLEADH CHEOIL NA MUMHAN 2016 :   We welcome all who are in Listowel this weekend for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan. It is great to see so many young people participating, competing and enjoying traditional music. Our 11.00 a.m. Mass  at St. Mary’s Church on this Sunday will be hosted by our local Comhaltas and our Parish Choir will be singing. .Labhrás O’Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir CCE will speak at the mass. There will be some great ceoil and dancing in the Square on this Sunday afternoon. Enjoy & best of luck with the competitions.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION All members are requested to please come to a meeting on Monday next the 18th July after the 10.30am. in the parish meeting room. New members most welcome. Thank you.

 

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

 

 

 

MISSIONARY APPEAL: Bishop Ray gives permission to one missionary to visit each parish in the Diocese each year. Next weekend, Sat. 23rd & Sun. 24th July Listowel Parish will have a Divine Word Missionary speaking at all masses and will make a retiring collection for those who wish to contribute. Thanks.

 

 

 

RECENT BAPTISMS: We welcome 33 children that were baptised into our Parish community within past 6 months.

 

Leona Buckley, Cois Baile. April Hannon, Greenville.

 

Chloe O Mahony, Woodview. Tristan Mahoney O’Gorman, Feale Drive. Ellie May Finnerty, Banemore. Alex Lyons, Lower Derry. Nathan Lukowski, Beechgrove. Holly Lukowka, Beechgrove. Alex Tronina, Gortcreen. Enna Dawson, O’Connell’s Ave. Seán Dawson, O’Connell’s Ave. Jodie Mai Donnellan, Meelish Close. John Ross O Brien, Feale Drive.

 

Maci Grace Gleeson, Aviation Drive. Evan O’Sullivan, Cahirdown. Gearóid Somers, Knockroe Drive. Aidan Costello, Ashfield. Eabha Doyle O’Gorman, Tralee. Hannah Mae Lawlor, Dirha East. Brendan O’Connor, Duagh. Cian Carmody. Lucy Broderick, Charles Street. Grayson O’Brien, Dromin Green. Caleb Looney, Liosarda. Ethan Mullane, England. Seán Halpin, Cluainin. Aoibheann Flavin, Bedford. Jake Hartnett, Feale Drive. Aodhán Carr, Gortnaminch. Micheál Sheehy, Bedford. Daryl Mongey, Lisselton. Gracey Guiney, Beechgrove. Madison O’Driscoll, Sli Na Speire.

 

WEDDING BELLS: We congratulate and wish God’s blessings on the couples who married here at St. Mary’s Church within the past 6 months.  Gerard Barrett & Grainne O Sullivan. / Gareth Reeves & Louise Oates. / Michael Reid & Jade Groves. / John Coleman & Gráinne O Connor. / Micheál Dehihan & Anne Marie Hartnett. / Siobhán Meehan & Maurice OMahony.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS wishes to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate collection €1369.00.

 

THE LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE  is preparing to open its doors to the families in the local community,  when the centre stages their annual family fun day on Saturday July 23rd.  The event will feature a wide variety of activities to suit all interests and tastes including; Arts and Crafts. Parent and Me races, Crazy Games, Face Painting and visits the local fire brigade, the local Gardaí will make a special visit in the Garda Car.  A fancy dress and colouring

 

competition will  take place and there will also be a visit from the North Kerry Museum. Everybody is welcome to attend, The Family Fun Day will run from 2-4pm and further details are available from (068 23584).

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND wishes to thank the collectors and the very generous contributors to their recent church gate collection.

 

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY Collection will take place next weekend 23rd 7 24th July.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

KERRY LIBRARY LAUNCHES SUMMER STARS READING CHALLENGE Libraries across Kerry are welcoming children to participate in a fantastic challenge that will keep them reading throughout the school summer holidays - the Summer Stars Reading Challenge. Each year Kerry Library runs summer reading programmes for primary school children to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage non readers to engage with books.  The Reading Challenge will run during the summer from 27 June – 22 August. Taking part is easy, just call into to Listowel library and register.  Each child who registers for the free programme joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer. Children will receive their own Summer Stars reading Card to record their progress and the Summer Stars Reward Stamp will be added to their card at the library for each book read. At the end of the programme, all children who have participated will be invited to attend an awards event. The challenge will also include an interactive website where participants can play related themed games, review books, communicate with selected authors at: http://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/ The Summer Stars programme provides the whole family with an opportunity to explore the full range of events and facilities which are available in their local library.

 

Through this fun activity Kerry Library hopes to continue the promotion of books and libraries as an enjoyable and rewarding activity throughout the summer. 

 

Listowel open throughout the summer Monday – Saturday (Thus until 8 PM).   For more information contact:

 

Listowel Library at 064-23044 or check out our website www.kerrylibrary.ie or better still give a call to any of the Kerry libraries. 

 

 

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: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          9th         7.30pm                Denis Nolan, his mother Bridie & Deceased Family

 

                                                                                                                                Members, Kilmorna       

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        10th       10.00am               Timothy & Mary Murphy, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        10th       11.00am               Michael Murphy l/o Marian Place, Cahersiveen (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses: Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th July

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:    

 

                                                                Wed      13th        7.30pm                Peg Brouder, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

 

                                                                Fri           15th        7.30pm                Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat          16th        7.30pm                Thomas & Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        17th       11.00am               Kate Flaherty, New Houses (Anni)          

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Tues      12th        7.30pm                Special Intention

 

Sun        17th       10.00am               Denis Lane, Kilmorna & his sister Bridie Hayes

 

                                                                 (nee Lane) Carlow (1st Anni)

 

NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES:  Fr. Liam Dunne would like to thank the People of the Parish for their prayerful and monetary support of their missionaries and their work in Madagascar and Kenya as well as in many other parts of the world.  Your donations amounted to €950.03 for which they are very grateful.  Thank you.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Paudie & Nancy O’Connor, Direen on the death of Paudie’s sister Julia O’Connor, l/o Croagh & Athea, whose Funeral took place on Thursday.   To the Finuance’s of Keylod and The Stack’s of Aughrim on the death of their cousin Mick Finucane, Lisselton, whose Funeral took place in Ballydonoghue on Friday last.   Lets keep both families in our prayers at this time.   May Julia & Mick Rest In Peace.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  meeting Mon 11th @ 8.30pm in the Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.

 

COMMUNITY GAMES:  Congratulations to the U13’s Girls community games indoor soccer team who have made history by reaching the finals which will take place in Athlone on the weekend of the 12th Aug representing their Parish, County & Province. Team: Lauren Duffy, Tara Enright, Ava Fitzgerald, Katie Keane, Mary Kearney, Kiera & Megan Large, Louise Leahy.   Fundraising for the trip is planned and if anyone is in a position to help out please contact Brigitte on 085/1018226 or anyone of the committee or parents of any of the above.   The whole Parish is proud of this team and all involved with them.  We wish them continued success.

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE PRE-SCHOOL:  Anna Marie McEvoy will be opening the pre-school in Murhur National School when the school re-opens in September to April 2017.  Now taking free pre-school places  087/6203479 or e-mail moyvanevillgepreschool@gmail.com.

 

OFFERTORY COLLECTION BOXES:  Once again many thanks to all who have taken Offertory Collection Boxes. I would like to remind you that a letter with the Parish financial report along with a statement of your annual contributions is enclosed in the box.   Just to make it clear that all contributions in your white envelopes go exclusively towards the upkeep of both Churches, heating, lighting & maintenance etc.  Also from these donations we contribute a 15% levy to the Diocese.  The green envelopes (Dues) support the Parish Priest and go towards his wages.  Your generosity, prayerful and financial support is deeply appreciated.

 

WILL THE BANNER BE LAID LOW?:   This weekend is a big weekend in Clare both in Hurling and Football.  While the Kerry flags are flying high after the double in Fitzgerald Stadium, could this weekend see me having to take the Banner Flag down from the lawn and my car and pack them away for another year?!  Up the Banner!!

 

 IT’S HOW YOU DO IT! – WITH EYES AND HEART

 

At all times we must try our very best to foster good Christ like attitudes as we journey through life.  This weekend we are presented with the story of the Good Samaritan.  I am reminded of the Parish that got a new Priest.  Everyone in the Parish was talking about how wonderful he was.  The Parish sceptic, who never darkened the door of the Church, asked one of the Parishioners, “What’s so good about this new fellow in the Church.  How come they all say he’s much better than the last fellow?”  Well, said the Parishioner” the last fellow told us we were sinners and unless we made some effort to repent we would all go to hell”.   And the sceptic asked “and what does the new fellow tell ye?”  “The new Priest tells us we’re all sinners and unless we repent and accept Jesus we’re all going to hell”, answered the Parishioner.  The sceptic just shrugged his shoulders and said, “I fail to see any difference between the two”.  The Parishioner answered, “Ah yes but the new Priest says it with tears in his eyes and with care in his heart”.  There is no point in having the gift of compassion if we don’t use it.  The Samaritan traveller had eyes and heart in harmony.  He was generous too.  Thank God for the Good Samaritans we encounter especially in the difficult moments of life.  Remember anyone can be a Good Samaritan.  All we have to do is to keep eyes and heart in harmony.

 

    NIGHT PRAYERS

 

Pope Francis told his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square what his last prayer is just before going to bed.  “Before going to sleep I pray, Lord if you want, you can purify me. And then I say five Our Father’s; one for each one of Jesus’ wounds, because by His wounds we are healed”.  The wounds carried on the body of Jesus two on His Hands, two on His Feet and one on His Side, can you and I follow the example of Pope Francis with this night prayer?

 

           CHANGING THE SYSTEM

 

Christians do an excellent job of being Good Samaritans.  Whenever the social system grinds out causalities, the Church is more than ready to pick them up, patch their wounds and send them back to take their place in the system once again.  But it does very little to try to change the system itself.  The story of the Good Samaritan describes a good man who rescues someone who falls into the hands of robbers.  We all know the story of how the man is battered and beaten and left for dead, and how the Good Samaritan comes and picks him up and cleanses his wounds and takes him to a place where he can be cared for and nurtured back to health.  It’s a moving story and inspires us all to do good works.  The thing we must bear in mind is that the Good Samaritan did the right thing when he picked the poor and battered traveller but if every second day two or three gets mugged on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho there comes a point at which we must realize that being Good Samaritans is not enough.  At some point if such crimes abound, we have to figure out how to put a better lighting system on the road and perhaps have it patrolled with a few Gardaí and put a stop to people being mugged on that dangerous stretch of road.  In short it is one thing to care for the causalities from the system, but sooner or later we have to change the system, so as not to have much causality in the first place.  It has been said that the Church is God’s ambulance squad.  We’re great at this sort of thing, but sooner or later we have to do more than just help the fallen victim to the abuses of an unjust and oppressive society.  Sooner or later there comes a point at which the call of God is to change the system itself.  Now to go about changing the system we need real courage!  Have you and I got that courage?..........

 

                                                                                     DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES

 

POLAND:  Celebrating the Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Poland 3rd to 10th October 2016.  Visits include Krakow,

 

Auschwitz, Divine World Centre, Czestochowa, Jasna Gora Monastery & Wadowice.  Fligts from Shannon.  Spiritual Director Monsignor Dan O’Riordan.   Further Details 021/4277700.

 

KNOCK AND LOUGH DERG: August 22nd-24th three day Pilgrimage.  Package includes visit to Knock, day retreat on Lough Derg, coach for 3 days, breakfasts, evening meals and accommodation in Bundoran.  Early booking is advised due to waiting lists from previous pilgrimage in May.   Deposit secures booking. Contact Ken O’Day on 087/2048677 for further details.

 

 

 

Sunday 10th July, 2016.

 

Boro Extras

 

HISTORY OUTING: to Annagh, Derrymore and Derryquay led by Liam Sayers takes place on Sun 17th July . Meet at Annagh Graveyard Carpark (2km West of Blennerville on theTralee-Dingle road) at 2.30pm. 

 

LENAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL:  Charity walk/run 5k/10k this Sun 10th.  Proceeds in aid of Killian Browne & Ella Ahern.  Contact Mairead on 086/3689061 or Cathy on 087/9287353. Registation commences at 10.30am with walk/run commencing at 11.30am.   Details of registration fees from the aforementioned.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Donations can also be made for those unable to attend the Walk/Run.

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA:  Will take place from 10th-17th May 2017.  Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions - Pope Francis to visit in May (dates not confirmed yet but may coincide with Pilgrimage) Flights from Dublin Airport.  Coach from Kerry to Dublin included in price.   Bookings now being taken 021/4277700 or e-mail:  norardy@premiertravel.ie or local contact in North Kerry Maureen Harty @ 066/7131328.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place on July 12th at 12.30pm.  Family Fun Day: Saturday July 23rd from 2-4pm. All welcome.  Summer Camp: continues until Friday. August 19th. Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068) 23584. 

 

WHO’S FOOL ARE YOU?

 

I heard about a young man in Liverpool who paraded up and down the streets of Liverpool City centre carrying a sandwich board sign over his shoulders.  One side it read “I AM A FOOL FOR CHRIST”.  People approaching him had condescending sneers on their faces, but as they passed you would see the sneers quickly wiped away as they look back and read the other side “WHOSE FOOL ARE YOU?”  As we keep reminding you – it’s important at both sides!

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                        

 

                                       

 

                                                                                                                                   4th July, 2016

 

 

 

                     To Listowel, Moyvane & Lixnaw Parishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parishioner,

 

 

 

I write to inform you that from this summer the Parish of Duagh will no longer have a Priest resident in the Parish.  Each of the Priests in the Listowel Pastoral Areas will now have a role in ministering to the Parish of Duagh.

 

 

 

Duagh will continue to be a separate Parish and will continue to have the fullness of Parish life.  This is the fifth situation in our diocese where a parish is without a resident Priest.  Sadly, there will be more Parishes in the years ahead.  Overall we have sufficient Priests to face this challenge.  Please continue to pray for vocations to the diocesan priesthood in our Diocese.

 

 

 

The Diocesan Pastoral Team will provide whatever support the pastoral areas require during this time of transition.  This new reality has positive dimensions.  It provides an opportunity for laity to take their rightful place in leadership roles in our Parishes.  Due to the commitment of clergy and laity I believe Duagh Parish and the Pastoral Area will adjust well.  Last weekend I attended all masses in Duagh. 

 

 

 

I offer you, the people and the priests of the Listowel pastoral area, my support at this time and will keep you in my prayers as you strive to respond to this new situation.  May God watch over us all with his fatherly care and mercy.                                +Bishop Ray Browne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  9th       17th July   

 

 

 

Saturday

 

9th         Anthony Enright, Billerough /

 

Jack & Bridie Rowan & Deceased Family Members, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Eileen, Baby Helen, Denis & Helen Daly & Johnny Daly & Denis & Kitty Daly, Galway & Listowel / John Paul O Farrell, Church St.           Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

10th                       Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee /

 

Patrick Griffin, Ballygologue Park              9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

Mon 11th            Michael Murphy, Clieveragh      10.30am

 

Tues 12th                            Bartholomew Maher & Mary McCoy Maher & Deceased Family, Listowel & America                 10.30am

 

Wed 13th                                                            Eamon Wolfe, Bridge Rd               10.30am

 

Thurs 14th                                                           Mass of Thanksgiving /

 

Timmy O Loughlin, Ballygologue Road     10.30am

 

   Fri 15th              Catherine O’Sullivan, 1st Anniversary     10.30am

 

Saturday

 

16th                       Anne Doyle, Knockane  10.30am

 

                Patrick Joseph & Julia McElligott, Convent St. / John Foley, Fourhane / William & Hannah Horgan & Con, Mick Joe Barrett Gortnaminch /

 

John J. Molyneaux, Woodford /

 

Bess Barry nee Beasley, Clieveragh /

 

Mary & John Joe Hartnett, Clieveragh /

 

Thomas Fitzgerald, Billerough & Church St.           Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

17th                       Kit Harris, Greenville, 1st Anniversary /

 

Mick & Mona Ryan, Ballygologue Road  /

 

Eugene, John Paul & Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara               9.00am

 

                Fleadh Cheoil Listowel   11.00am

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

  Fr. Kevin McNamara  087-6099930   (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Conor O Doherty, Dirha West.

 

Liam Healy, 11 Ballygologue Park.

 

Donna Gladden Varney, London & Asdee.

 

Tom Connor, Glouria, Lisselton.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Michael Murphy, Clieveragh / Bill Joe Lucey, Charles Street / Eileen, Baby Helen, Denis & Helen Daly & Johnny Daly & Denis & Kitty Daly, Galway & Listowel / Dermot Barry, Bunagara / Jimmy & Bridie Dillon, Colbert St./ Bridie Dore, Charles St. / Paddy Fealy & Deceased Family, Coolaclarig. 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

FLEADH CHEOIL NA MUMHAN 2016 : LISTOWEL: Listowel community is delighted to welcome back a Fleadh Cheoil. Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2016  will begin here in our Town starting on Tuesday next, 12th July and continue right up to and including next Sunday. 16th July The 11.00 a.m. Mass here at St. Mary’s Church on Sunday next will be hosted by the Fleadh and our Parish Choir will be singing. We wish everyone involved a great week ahead. .

 

THE PRESENTATION LEAVING CERT CLASS OF 1956 are holding a Re-union in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, July 14th. If you have EVER been a member of this class in Primary or Secondary School, please call in at 2.30pm. to say “Hello”. Class photos from  class in primary & secondary will be on show. Maura Grimes & Sr. Kathleen Given.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS 2016 LOCAL COMPETITION Time Best Kept Estate / Roadside Gardens Hanging Baskets & Window Boxes Will be judged on the week commencing Monday July 18th. Please hand entries into: Broderick’s Pharmacy. On or before Saturday July 16th. For enquiries; contact Mary @ 087 6270033.

 

LISTOWEL RESOURCE CENTRE Family Fun Day will be held at the Centre on Saturday July 23 from 2-4pm. All welcome.  Summer Camp will continue at Listowel Family Resource Centre until Friday. August 19th. Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068) 23584.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place on July 12 at 12.30pm.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CLERICAL CHANGES WITHIN

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA

 

Last weekend Bishop Ray informed the parishioners of  Duagh / Lyre of Fr. Pat Moore’s resignations due to health reason. He also expressed his thanks to Fr. Pat and acknowledged his wonderful contribution to the Parish & Pastoral Area during his years of ministry and wished him well on his recovery. This weekend, he has asked us to announce to Listowel Pastoral Area that the parish of Duagh would no longer have a priest resident in ministering to the parish.  However, Duagh will continue to be a separate parish and will continue to have the fullness of parish life and will now be served by the three other priests of Listowel Pastoral Area. That is Fr. Maurice Brick P.P. Lixnaw, Fr. Kevin McNamara P.P. Moyvane and yours truly as the moderator. The impact of this will cause some upset for both priests and people of each of our four parishes. It will mean the above priests as a team will have the additional responsibility for all the administration and services of Duagh / Lyre.  This is now the fifth situation in our diocese where a parish is without a resident priest and sadly there will be more parishes in the years ahead. However, the new reality has positive dimensions. It provides an opportunity for laity to take their rightful place in leadership roles in our parishes.

 

 

 

The Diocesan Pastoral Team will provide whatever support we may require during the transition. It will mean that each of the three priests will have to review their commitments within their own parishes to allow them to serve Duagh / Lyre equally. It will mean that they will serve Listowel Pastoral Area as a team and it will mean synchronisation and rationalisation of some services within our Pastoral Area bearing in mind the geographical spread and population of the area. The details of this will take a little time to work out as structures such as a Parish Pastoral Council, Finance Council have to be set up in Duagh. The Listowel Area Pastoral Council which is made up of the three priests and a representative from each church area in consultation with their Parish Pastorals will make the final decisions. As a Diocese we have been conscious that such decisions would need to be addressed with some time and they provided training in Pastoral Ministry to our members in order to help us prepare for the ever changing reality of our Diocese. I’m delighted to announce that our newly ordained deacon: Rev. Sean Jones (native of Moyvane) will be in pastoral placement here in Listowel Pastoral Area for the next few months. I welcome his help. We are living in challenging and interesting times. I ask you to respectively journey with us as we address the situation together as a Pastoral Area. We thank you for your prayers and support in these difficult times.

 

                                                   Canon Declan O’Connor P.P. V.F.

 

LENAMORE BALLYLONGFORD NATIONAL SCHOOL Charity 5K/10K walk/run this Sunday 10th July. Registration opened from 10.30am. & walk departs at 11.30am. from Lenamore National School, Adults €10 / Children €5 / Family €20 (2 Adults & 2 Children). All proceeds raised in aid of both Killian Browne & Ella Ahern. 

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPEICAL OMPLICIS CLUB will hold their annual church gate collection next weekend 16th & 17th July.

 

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: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat           2nd        7.30pm                Tess Mulvihill (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        3rd        10.00am               Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun         3rd        11.00am               Tom O Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses: Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th July

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:    

 

                                                                Tues      5th         7.30pm                Martin Whelan, l/o Ballyduff (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Wed       6th         7.30pm                Fr. James Kissane (Anni) & Deceased

 

                                                                                                                                Members of the Kissane Family, Ahalahana

 

                                                                Fri           8th         7.30pm                Kay Gregan, Dublin (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Sat           9th        7.30pm                Denis Nolan, his mother Bridie & Deceased Family

 

                                                                                                                                Members, Kilmorna.

 

                                                                Sun        10th       11.00am               Michael Murphy l/o Marian Place, Cahersiveen (Rec Dec)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Thurs   7th            7.30pm                Special Intention

 

Sun        10th       10.00am               Timothy & Mary Murphy (Anni), Lisaniskea

 

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.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:   all Masses this weekend for Sick and Retired Priests in our Diocese. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mary Nolan & Family, Glenalappa & Ballyduff on the death of her brother Martin Whelan, l/o Ballyduff whose Funeral took place last Saturday.  To Mary & Joe Sweeney & Family, Lissaniska on the death of Mary’s Dad Michael Murphy l/o Marian Place, Cahersiveen.  Michael’s Funeral Mass will be at 11am on Monday in Cahersiveen.  On Tuesday 5th there will be Mass for Martin and on Sunday 10th Mass for Michael.

 

May Martin & Michael Rest In Peace.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 7th at 9 pm.  All welcome. Refreshments served.  Info Ann Flavin at 086/3090948.  Active Retirement Day Mon 11th July.  Music by Stevie Donegan. €10. All Welcome.  If attending  068/49799. New members especially welcome.

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND:  will hold their annual Church gate collection next weekend 9th/10th.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Mobile app development summer camp from 11th - 15th July (10am - 12pm). Bring your own laptop or Android tablet.  Contact Sinéad on 086-8307698.  €50 Euros per child.

 

GIFT YOURSELF A DAY AWAY:  Tues 5th or Wed 6th July at The Annual Ladies Retreat at Glenstal Abbey.

 

Relax, reflect, pray.  Rev Henry O’Shea will lead the day.   061/621005 or email events@glenstal.com

 

PARISH FINANCIAL STATEMENT:  Having spoken with our Accountants, with regards the telephone bill, they have clarified that postage, printing, stationary, magazines & booklets were included in this figure.

 

THE OLD CHURCH IN MOYVANE:  All that is left of the old Church in Moyvane is the back wall which is directly behind the Presbytery.  The stone work is beautiful in it and I am in the process of restoring it once all the ivy has disappeared.  The original piers (next to the gate below the Post Office) will get new gates resembling the original ones.   I hope to have an outdoor prayer garden with an Altar and Stations of the Cross and also it is planned to erect the original bell at this site.  More information as the work progresses.

 

MURHUR CEMETERY MASS:  A huge thank you to all who made Murhur Mass so special last Monday evening.

 

Thank God weren’t we richly blessed with beautiful weather.  A reminder that the next Cemetery Mass is in Knockanure on Monday 18th July at 8pm and the concluding Mass in Ahavoher on Monday 1st August at 8pm.

 

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Your help and support would be deeply appreciated in joining the Development Association in their weekly clean up on Monday evenings, meeting at Noel’s at 7.30pm.

 

DIOCESAN APPOINTMENTS

 

The Diocesan appointments were announced on Friday.  You can view them on the Diocesan website www.dioceseofkerry.ie. Or in the Boro Extras.  Parishioner Sean Jones, Aughrim, recently ordained Deacon in Maynooth, has been appointed to our Pastoral Area – known as the Listowel Pastoral Area.  Rev Sean will reside in the Presbytery in Listowel and he will have special duties to do in Duagh Parish but will also be helping in the Pastoral Area.  Our Listowel Pastoral Area comprises of the following:

 

St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh and Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane.    St Mary’s Church, Listowel.  St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw.  Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Rathea. Our Lady of Fatima and St. Senan’s Church, Irremore.  The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane and Corpus Christi Knockanure. 

 

These eight Churches have three full time Priests - Fr. Declan Canon O’Connor, P.P. V.F., Fr. Mossie Brick, P.P. and myself.  All of the above were called to a meeting with Fr. Gearoid Godley from the Diocesan Administration in Listowel last week.  We were informed that Fr. Pat Moore, P.P of Duagh had tendered his resignation as P.P. in Duagh due to his ongoing illness.  We were also told that there was no Priest available to replace him.  As a result Fr. Declan Canon O’Connor, Fr. Mossie Brick and I will have to share responsibilities in looking after the Pastoral needs of Duagh.  Fr. Declan Canon O’Connor has been appointed as Moderator.  The meeting then discussed the fallout from having no full time Priest in Duagh and what it would mean to the surrounding Parishes.   I was asked to bring back the following proposal to our Parish Pastoral Council for discussion.

 

“Moyvane Parish would have two rather than three weekend Masses – Vigil in Moyvane at 7.30pm and one Sunday morning Mass at 10.30am in Moyvane.  Knockanure would have a Friday evening Mass at 7.30pm each week; however, that Friday evening Mass would not fulfil Sunday obligation.  The thinking behind this is that I would be available to say another Mass in the Pastoral Area on Sunday morning”

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING:

 

A Pastoral Council meeting was convened last Sunday evening in the Parish Office, where the above issues were discussed at length.  The following was decided: 

 

We as a Parish Pastoral Council in Moyvane are well aware of the difficulty our priests are in with declining numbers and with the huge loss of Fr. Pat Moore as P.P. in Duagh.  However, weekends Masses in our parish are very special times ‘of gathering’.  Rural Ireland is getting many hits at this time, but here in Moyvane our two Churches are building great faith and a community spirit at our Eucharistic celebrations.  Many workers, students and people from neighbouring parishes come in good numbers to these Masses.  The bulk of these Masses are special remembrance Masses (Anniversaries, Months Minds) which bring many family members from outside the parish together at weekends.  To change and break this cycle at this time would cause awful and unnecessary hurt, unrest and division in our parish. 

 

We are aware this may have to happen in the future, but right now is not the time to do it.  Many of our elderly would not be in a position to travel to Masses outside the parish.  It is our belief that our faith community, young and old, would in no way be helped or enriched in their faith if Knockanure were to have no Sunday Mass.  In fact in having the Church closed on a Sunday could result in many people giving up their Catholic faith.  As a Parish Pastoral Council we unanimously oppose the loss of a Sunday Mass in Knockanure.  Our suggestion is that Fr. Kevin would be on the Pastoral Area rota from Monday to Saturday to do Funerals, Weddings, Masses, Baptisms and any other priestly work he is called on to do.  As a Pastoral Council we will encourage and guide parishioners to be aware that weekday Masses and celebrations in the parish may have to change from time to time to accommodate Duagh.

 

Extracts from Bishop Ray’s letter regarding the appointments can be viewed in the Boro Extras.

 

 

 

Sunday 3rd July, 2016.

 

Boro Extras

 

 

 

AN EXTRACT FROM BISHOP RAY’S LETTER ISSUED ON JULY 1ST

 

In the past nine months five priests of our diocese have died, may they Rest in Peace. All were retired and of a good age and had given long years of great faith-filled service. Last year three priests of our diocese retired having passed the age of 75. This year one priest retires on this ground. At the moment three of our priests are coping with long-term serious ill-health.

 

Within the next year, God willing, Sean Jones will be ordained a priest for the diocese. It will be exactly ten years since our last priestly ordination. Just one priest of our diocese is under forty.....

 

……Balloonagh Convent closed after 160 years.  Our support, sympathy and gratitude to all the Mercy communities throughout the diocese……

 

….. I have tried to keep the number of new appointments to a minimum this year, mindful that there were a large number last year. Each movement has a significant effect on priests and people throughout the whole local Pastoral Area.

 

The appointments involve two more parishes without a resident priest. I realise that this in particular will cause upset and be unsettling for both priests and people. The total number of parishes without a resident priest is now five.  The challenge is that these parishes and all our parishes have the fullness of Church life in a time of less and less priests. If in a Pastoral Area there are four parishes and just three priests, then no priest is full-time in his own parish. A quarter of each priest’s time is dedicated to the fourth parish that is without a resident priest.

 

The fullness of parish life in each parish is only possible because of the faith, generosity and commitment to their parish of so many individuals and families. Thank God for the voluntary service people of all ages give to their own parishes…..

 

……Many volunteers in our parishes are resourced for their work by participation in Pastoral Ministries Courses, Youth Ministry Courses or other programmes provided by the team at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre. I express my appreciation and gratitude for all who have contributed to the life of all our parishes over the past year.

 

“May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.”      Ps32:22

 

Bishop Ray Browne.   1 July 2016

 

   

 

Appointments:

 

Mgs. Sean Hanafin PP St. John’s Tralee on Sabbatical until July 2017.

 

Fr. Tom Leane PP Ballyheigue to be PP Dromtarriffe.

 

Fr. Liam Comer PP Dromtarriffe to be PP Ardfert.

 

Fr.Tadhg Fitzgerald PP Ardfert to be PP St John’s Tralee.

 

Fr. George Hayes Vice-Rector Irish College Rome to be PP Glenflesk.

 

Fr. Pat Moore to retire as PP of Duagh due to health reasons.

 

Rev. Sean Jones newly ordained Deacon to his Pastoral Placement in the Listowel Pastoral area.

 

 

 

Following the transfer of Fr. Tom Leane PP, the parish of Ballyheigue of will be served by the priests of the Naomh Bhréanainn Pastoral Area, with Fr. Liam Comer as Moderator.

 

 

 

Following Fr. Pat Moore retiring as PP of Duagh, the parish of Duagh will be served by the priests of the Listowel Pastoral Area with Fr Declan O’ Connor as Moderator.

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  3rd      10th July     

 

Saturday

 

2nd        Mary Gore, Charles Street, Months Mind /

 

Ronnie Downey, Ashgrove & O’Connell’s Ave.,

 

 1st Anniversary /

 

Donal & Mary Griffin, Siveen, Ballygologue Rd /

 

Lil Mai O’Sullivan, William Street                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

3rd                         Attie Sheehan nee Joy Derbyshire, England late of Gortnaminch , 1st Anniversary /

 

Teresa Healy, Convent Cross & Courthouse Lawn & Nora Purcell, Ballinruddery 9.00am

 

                Funeral Mass - Patrick Synan, America late

 

of Skehenerin, burial of Ashes,

 

St. Michael’s Cemetery                 11.00am

 

Mon 4th               Ronnie Downey, Ashgrove & O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Requested by friends    10.30am

 

Tues 5th              Delia Larkin, Long Island & late of Ballygrennan, Burial of Ashes,

 

St. Michael’s Cemetery                 10.30am

 

Wed 6th                                                               Deceased Members of the Hartnett Family, Bunagara /

 

Jack & Maureen Kennelly, Finuge &

 

John Joe, Kitty & Eileen Halpin, Finuge   10.30am

 

Thurs  7th                                           Mary Tarmey, Cluain Doire, Birthday Remembrance        10.30am

 

   Friday 8th                                         10.30am

 

Saturday

 

9th         Noreen Guiney, Clieveragh Park               10.30am

 

                Anthony Enright, Billerough /

 

Jack & Bridie Rowan & Deceased Family Members, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Eileen, Baby Helen, Denis & Helen Daly & Johnny Daly & Denis & Kitty Daly, Galway & Listowel    Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

10th                       Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee              9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Jeremiah O Carroll, Tullamore / Eileen, Baby Helen, Denis & Helen Daly & Johnny Daly & Denis & Kitty Daly, Galway & Listowel / Bettie Moloney, The Square.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION for Sick & Retired Priests will be taken up at all Masses this weekend 2nd  & 3rd  July. This fund helps to support for the ongoing support and care of those who have given their lives in priestly ministry as well as making provision for the payment of medical expenses.  Please use envelope in your envelope box or take an envelope which is at the back of the Church and put into the special collection basket which will take place after communion.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound this coming week, Wednesday  July 6th and Thursday 7th July. 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

CENTENARY OF CUMANN NA SAGART AND 1916 SEMINAR In St Brendan’s College Chapel, Killarney – Tuesday 5th July 2016 at 7.30pm.  The 100th anniversary of the death in France of Killarney native and  WW1 chaplain, Fr. Donal O’Sullivan, is the occasion of Mass in Irish in St. Brendan’s College on Tuesday 5th July next at 7.30pm.  As a former “Sem” professor “who had a great love the Irish language” it will be also a special liturgy celebrating the Centenary of the founding of Cumann na Sagart. Fr. Pádraig Ó Siochrú will be homilist. Following concelebrated Mass two lectures will be given: firstly, A Memorial Lecture in memory of Fr. Donal O’Sullivan titled “Catholic Chaplains in World War 1” will be given by Canon Gerard Casey P.P., Mallow.  Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh will give a talk on “Kerry Clergy in the National Movement”.  Seminar Chairman is Dr. James N. O’Sullivan, Killarney. We offer you all a naoi gcéad mile fáilte to our gathering in St. Brendan’s and hope you can join with us on a historic anniversary.

 

 

 

Fr. Donal O’Sullivan    1890 - 1916

 

 

 

Fr. Donal O’Sullivan, a priest of the diocese of Kerry, serving as a World War 1 chaplain, was killed on the 5th July 1916 near Albert in France while ministering to the wounded. He is buried in the cemetery at Bouzincourt in the valley of the Somme. Born at 6 High Street Killarney he was aged just 26. Educated at the Monastery National School, St. Brendan’s College Killarney and Maynooth College he was ordained in June 1914. He taught in St. Brendan’s College for eighteen months prior to volunteering. . He had a great love of the Irish language. The bishop of Kerry had requested volunteer priests and medical doctors mindful of the numbers of Irish soldiers in France. Fr. Donal and his brother, a medical doctor, Ivo, volunteered. Ivo survived the war. Fr. Donal’s chalice is in the care of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society, having been given to them by his nephew, Dr. Ivo O’ Sullivan.

 

Fr. Donal is remembered by a photo and plaque in the chapel of St. Brendan’s College, Killarney. Throughout the diocese the Bishop asks that Fr. Donal be remembered and prayed for at Mass on this Sunday July 3rd. We offer prayers for world peace and for people everywhere who serve in the army of their country .

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

FLEADH CHOEIL NA MUMHAN Volunteers need for Stewarding for The Square, for Gig Rig, July the 15th to 17th. Anyone willing to help out please contact Michelle Whelan on 0872071371.

 

UNWANTED BOOKS NEEDED All kinds of books wanted to sell for the Missions. Please contact Billy on 068-22131.

 

YOUNG ADULTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND EVANGELIUM 2016. The conference theme is explaining the Catholic faith in the modern world and it takes place in Maynooth on July 8th, 9th & 10th. To register and find out more visit www.evangelium.ie

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND will hold their annual church gate collection next weekend the 9th & 10th of July.

 

 

 

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

 

MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT SUMMER CAMP running in Listowel FRC from 11th - 15th July (10am - 12pm). Learn to build Android apps such as games, quiz's, SMS apps and more.  Bring your own laptop and if you've got an Android tablet, bring that too to download your apps onto.  Contact Sinéad on 086-8307698.  50 Euros per child with a 50% deposit required to secure your child's place (non-refundable).

 

 

 

 

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: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat           2nd        7.30pm                Tess Mulvihill (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        3rd        10.00am               Parishioners

MOYVANE:                                         Sun         3rd        11.00am               Tom O Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

                                                                Weekday Masses: Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th July

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:    

                                                                Tues      5th         7.30pm                Martin Whelan, l/o Ballyduff (Rec Dec)

                                                                Wed       6th         7.30pm                Fr. James Kissane (Anni) & Deceased

                                                                                                                                Members of the Kissane Family, Ahalahana

                                                                Fri           8th         7.30pm                Kay Gregan, Dublin (Rec Dec)

                                                                Sat           9th        7.30pm                Denis Nolan, his mother Bridie & Deceased Family

                                                                                                                                Members, Kilmorna.

                                                                Sun        10th       11.00am               Michael Murphy l/o Marian Place, Cahersiveen (Rec Dec)

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Thurs   7th            7.30pm                Special Intention

Sun        10th       10.00am               Timothy & Mary Murphy (Anni), Lisaniskea

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.

SECOND COLLECTION:   all Masses this weekend for Sick and Retired Priests in our Diocese. 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mary Nolan & Family, Glenalappa & Ballyduff on the death of her brother Martin Whelan, l/o Ballyduff whose Funeral took place last Saturday.  To Mary & Joe Sweeney & Family, Lissaniska on the death of Mary’s Dad Michael Murphy l/o Marian Place, Cahersiveen.  Michael’s Funeral Mass will be at 11am on Monday in Cahersiveen.  On Tuesday 5th there will be Mass for Martin and on Sunday 10th Mass for Michael.

May Martin & Michael Rest In Peace.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 7th at 9 pm.  All welcome. Refreshments served.  Info Ann Flavin at 086/3090948.  Active Retirement Day Mon 11th July.  Music by Stevie Donegan. €10. All Welcome.  If attending  068/49799. New members especially welcome.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND:  will hold their annual Church gate collection next weekend 9th/10th.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Mobile app development summer camp from 11th - 15th July (10am - 12pm). Bring your own laptop or Android tablet.  Contact Sinéad on 086-8307698.  €50 Euros per child.

GIFT YOURSELF A DAY AWAY:  Tues 5th or Wed 6th July at The Annual Ladies Retreat at Glenstal Abbey.

Relax, reflect, pray.  Rev Henry O’Shea will lead the day.   061/621005 or email events@glenstal.com

PARISH FINANCIAL STATEMENT:  Having spoken with our Accountants, with regards the telephone bill, they have clarified that postage, printing, stationary, magazines & booklets were included in this figure.

THE OLD CHURCH IN MOYVANE:  All that is left of the old Church in Moyvane is the back wall which is directly behind the Presbytery.  The stone work is beautiful in it and I am in the process of restoring it once all the ivy has disappeared.  The original piers (next to the gate below the Post Office) will get new gates resembling the original ones.   I hope to have an outdoor prayer garden with an Altar and Stations of the Cross and also it is planned to erect the original bell at this site.  More information as the work progresses.

MURHUR CEMETERY MASS:  A huge thank you to all who made Murhur Mass so special last Monday evening.

Thank God weren’t we richly blessed with beautiful weather.  A reminder that the next Cemetery Mass is in Knockanure on Monday 18th July at 8pm and the concluding Mass in Ahavoher on Monday 1st August at 8pm.

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Your help and support would be deeply appreciated in joining the Development Association in their weekly clean up on Monday evenings, meeting at Noel’s at 7.30pm.

DIOCESAN APPOINTMENTS

The Diocesan appointments were announced on Friday.  You can view them on the Diocesan website www.dioceseofkerry.ie. Or in the Boro Extras.  Parishioner Sean Jones, Aughrim, recently ordained Deacon in Maynooth, has been appointed to our Pastoral Area – known as the Listowel Pastoral Area.  Rev Sean will reside in the Presbytery in Listowel and he will have special duties to do in Duagh Parish but will also be helping in the Pastoral Area.  Our Listowel Pastoral Area comprises of the following:

St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh and Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane.    St Mary’s Church, Listowel.  St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw.  Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Rathea. Our Lady of Fatima and St. Senan’s Church, Irremore.  The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane and Corpus Christi Knockanure. 

These eight Churches have three full time Priests - Fr. Declan Canon O’Connor, P.P. V.F., Fr. Mossie Brick, P.P. and myself.  All of the above were called to a meeting with Fr. Gearoid Godley from the Diocesan Administration in Listowel last week.  We were informed that Fr. Pat Moore, P.P of Duagh had tendered his resignation as P.P. in Duagh due to his ongoing illness.  We were also told that there was no Priest available to replace him.  As a result Fr. Declan Canon O’Connor, Fr. Mossie Brick and I will have to share responsibilities in looking after the Pastoral needs of Duagh.  Fr. Declan Canon O’Connor has been appointed as Moderator.  The meeting then discussed the fallout from having no full time Priest in Duagh and what it would mean to the surrounding Parishes.   I was asked to bring back the following proposal to our Parish Pastoral Council for discussion.

“Moyvane Parish would have two rather than three weekend Masses – Vigil in Moyvane at 7.30pm and one Sunday morning Mass at 10.30am in Moyvane.  Knockanure would have a Friday evening Mass at 7.30pm each week; however, that Friday evening Mass would not fulfil Sunday obligation.  The thinking behind this is that I would be available to say another Mass in the Pastoral Area on Sunday morning”

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING:

A Pastoral Council meeting was convened last Sunday evening in the Parish Office, where the above issues were discussed at length.  The following was decided: 

We as a Parish Pastoral Council in Moyvane are well aware of the difficulty our priests are in with declining numbers and with the huge loss of Fr. Pat Moore as P.P. in Duagh.  However, weekends Masses in our parish are very special times ‘of gathering’.  Rural Ireland is getting many hits at this time, but here in Moyvane our two Churches are building great faith and a community spirit at our Eucharistic celebrations.  Many workers, students and people from neighbouring parishes come in good numbers to these Masses.  The bulk of these Masses are special remembrance Masses (Anniversaries, Months Minds) which bring many family members from outside the parish together at weekends.  To change and break this cycle at this time would cause awful and unnecessary hurt, unrest and division in our parish. 

We are aware this may have to happen in the future, but right now is not the time to do it.  Many of our elderly would not be in a position to travel to Masses outside the parish.  It is our belief that our faith community, young and old, would in no way be helped or enriched in their faith if Knockanure were to have no Sunday Mass.  In fact in having the Church closed on a Sunday could result in many people giving up their Catholic faith.  As a Parish Pastoral Council we unanimously oppose the loss of a Sunday Mass in Knockanure.  Our suggestion is that Fr. Kevin would be on the Pastoral Area rota from Monday to Saturday to do Funerals, Weddings, Masses, Baptisms and any other priestly work he is called on to do.  As a Pastoral Council we will encourage and guide parishioners to be aware that weekday Masses and celebrations in the parish may have to change from time to time to accommodate Duagh.

Extracts from Bishop Ray’s letter regarding the appointments can be viewed in the Boro Extras.

 

Sunday 3rd July, 2016.

Boro Extras

 

AN EXTRACT FROM BISHOP RAY’S LETTER ISSUED ON JULY 1ST

In the past nine months five priests of our diocese have died, may they Rest in Peace. All were retired and of a good age and had given long years of great faith-filled service. Last year three priests of our diocese retired having passed the age of 75. This year one priest retires on this ground. At the moment three of our priests are coping with long-term serious ill-health.

Within the next year, God willing, Sean Jones will be ordained a priest for the diocese. It will be exactly ten years since our last priestly ordination. Just one priest of our diocese is under forty.....

……Balloonagh Convent closed after 160 years.  Our support, sympathy and gratitude to all the Mercy communities throughout the diocese……

….. I have tried to keep the number of new appointments to a minimum this year, mindful that there were a large number last year. Each movement has a significant effect on priests and people throughout the whole local Pastoral Area.

The appointments involve two more parishes without a resident priest. I realise that this in particular will cause upset and be unsettling for both priests and people. The total number of parishes without a resident priest is now five.  The challenge is that these parishes and all our parishes have the fullness of Church life in a time of less and less priests. If in a Pastoral Area there are four parishes and just three priests, then no priest is full-time in his own parish. A quarter of each priest’s time is dedicated to the fourth parish that is without a resident priest.

The fullness of parish life in each parish is only possible because of the faith, generosity and commitment to their parish of so many individuals and families. Thank God for the voluntary service people of all ages give to their own parishes…..

……Many volunteers in our parishes are resourced for their work by participation in Pastoral Ministries Courses, Youth Ministry Courses or other programmes provided by the team at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre. I express my appreciation and gratitude for all who have contributed to the life of all our parishes over the past year.

“May your love be upon us O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.”      Ps32:22

Bishop Ray Browne.   1 July 2016

   

Appointments:

Mgs. Sean Hanafin PP St. John’s Tralee on Sabbatical until July 2017.

Fr. Tom Leane PP Ballyheigue to be PP Dromtarriffe.

Fr. Liam Comer PP Dromtarriffe to be PP Ardfert.

Fr.Tadhg Fitzgerald PP Ardfert to be PP St John’s Tralee.

Fr. George Hayes Vice-Rector Irish College Rome to be PP Glenflesk.

Fr. Pat Moore to retire as PP of Duagh due to health reasons.

Rev. Sean Jones newly ordained Deacon to his Pastoral Placement in the Listowel Pastoral area.

 

Following the transfer of Fr. Tom Leane PP, the parish of Ballyheigue of will be served by the priests of the Naomh Bhréanainn Pastoral Area, with Fr. Liam Comer as Moderator.

 

Following Fr. Pat Moore retiring as PP of Duagh, the parish of Duagh will be served by the priests of the Listowel Pastoral Area with Fr Declan O’ Connor as Moderator.

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  3rd      10th July     

Saturday

2nd        Mary Gore, Charles Street, Months Mind /

Ronnie Downey, Ashgrove & O’Connell’s Ave.,

 1st Anniversary /

Donal & Mary Griffin, Siveen, Ballygologue Rd /

Lil Mai O’Sullivan, William Street                Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

3rd                         Attie Sheehan nee Joy Derbyshire, England late of Gortnaminch , 1st Anniversary /

Teresa Healy, Convent Cross & Courthouse Lawn & Nora Purcell, Ballinruddery 9.00am

                Funeral Mass - Patrick Synan, America late

of Skehenerin, burial of Ashes,

St. Michael’s Cemetery                 11.00am

Mon 4th               Ronnie Downey, Ashgrove & O’Connell’s Ave.

Requested by friends    10.30am

Tues 5th              Delia Larkin, Long Island & late of Ballygrennan, Burial of Ashes,

St. Michael’s Cemetery                 10.30am

Wed 6th                                                               Deceased Members of the Hartnett Family, Bunagara /

Jack & Maureen Kennelly, Finuge &

John Joe, Kitty & Eileen Halpin, Finuge   10.30am

Thurs  7th                                           Mary Tarmey, Cluain Doire, Birthday Remembrance        10.30am

   Friday 8th                                         10.30am

Saturday

9th         Noreen Guiney, Clieveragh Park               10.30am

                Anthony Enright, Billerough /

Jack & Bridie Rowan & Deceased Family Members, O’Connell’s Ave. /

Eileen, Baby Helen, Denis & Helen Daly & Johnny Daly & Denis & Kitty Daly, Galway & Listowel    Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

10th                       Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee              9.00am

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

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

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

 

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

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Jeremiah O Carroll, Tullamore / Eileen, Baby Helen, Denis & Helen Daly & Johnny Daly & Denis & Kitty Daly, Galway & Listowel / Bettie Moloney, The Square.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION for Sick & Retired Priests will be taken up at all Masses this weekend 2nd  & 3rd  July. This fund helps to support for the ongoing support and care of those who have given their lives in priestly ministry as well as making provision for the payment of medical expenses.  Please use envelope in your envelope box or take an envelope which is at the back of the Church and put into the special collection basket which will take place after communion.

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound this coming week, Wednesday  July 6th and Thursday 7th July. 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.

 

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.

 

 

CENTENARY OF CUMANN NA SAGART AND 1916 SEMINAR In St Brendan’s College Chapel, Killarney – Tuesday 5th July 2016 at 7.30pm.  The 100th anniversary of the death in France of Killarney native and  WW1 chaplain, Fr. Donal O’Sullivan, is the occasion of Mass in Irish in St. Brendan’s College on Tuesday 5th July next at 7.30pm.  As a former “Sem” professor “who had a great love the Irish language” it will be also a special liturgy celebrating the Centenary of the founding of Cumann na Sagart. Fr. Pádraig Ó Siochrú will be homilist. Following concelebrated Mass two lectures will be given: firstly, A Memorial Lecture in memory of Fr. Donal O’Sullivan titled “Catholic Chaplains in World War 1” will be given by Canon Gerard Casey P.P., Mallow.  Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh will give a talk on “Kerry Clergy in the National Movement”.  Seminar Chairman is Dr. James N. O’Sullivan, Killarney. We offer you all a naoi gcéad mile fáilte to our gathering in St. Brendan’s and hope you can join with us on a historic anniversary.

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)

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat 25th and Sun 26th June

 

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

 

VIGIL:                                             7.30pm         Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

                                                Weekday Masses: Monday 27th to Sunday 3rd July

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                      Mon     27th       8.00pm     Murhur Cemetery Mass

 

                                      Wed    29th       12noon          6th Class Mass Murhur N.S. (in the Church)      

 

                                                Thurs  30th       7.30pm         Bridie Reilly (nee Fitzmaurice), l/o Leitrim Middle

 

                                                                                    & Birmingham (Anni)                      

 

Fri       1st         8.30pm     Mass of thanksgiving for 35 years            of Fr. Kevin’s

 

                                                Priesthood.

 

Sat      2nd         7.30pm         Tess Mulvihill (Anni)

 

Sun     3rd        11.00am         Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Mon     27th      12noon           6th Class Mass Scoil Corp Chrίost (in the School)

 

Tues    28th      7.30pm          Special Intention

 

Fri       1st       7.30pm          Mossie & Hannie Fitzgerald (Anni) & loving Son Paddy

 

                                                & Maureen Moore (Hannie’s sister), Park, Athea.          

 

Sun      3rd       10.00am          Parishioners

 

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:  on 2nd/3rd July for Sick and Retired Priests in our Diocese.

 

ALTAR SERVERS:  During the month of August we will be saying good bye to sixth class students who have generously served as Altar Servers here over the last number of years.   The good news is that we have students who have volunteered to take up this Ministry.    This Ministry is open to all Parishioners, regardless of which School you attend.  Those interested please contact Bernie on 087/6287410 for Moyvane Church or Liz on 086/8417688 for Knockanure Church.

 

FATHER’S DAY FLAGS:  Didn’t our blessed National flags work wonders for our great Irish Soccer Team.  Bring on France.  You’ll never beat the Irish!  Remember it’s soccer not Gaelic, no hands please!  Are you watching French Visitors!!J

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Thursday June 30th at 10.30am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

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 Churam Day Care Centre, Listowel in conjunction with Local Links Kerry (formerly Kerry Community Transport) are seeking Volunteer Drivers for their Volunteer Social Car Scheme.  Info evening on Thurs 30th June @8pm in Ard Churam Day Care Centre, Listowel.  All welcome.

 

CPR TRAINING: If any parishioner wishes to learn the skills of administering CPR, please contact Liam Flavin @ 086/8955775 or email liamflavinI1@gmail.com.   Liam is a qualified trainer in CPR.

 

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  See Boro Extras for details of clean-up dates & times.

 

CEMETERY MASSES – FULL OF MEMORIES

 

The first of our three cemetery Masses will take place this Monday at 8.00pm in . Murhur These Masses gives all of us an opportunity to remember and to pray for our dead in a special way.  We speak about respecting the dead.  There is much more to it than that.  These Cemetery Masses are powerful ways in which we continue the regard that we held for our family members in life.  It is also our way of saying thanks to a people who helped the Word to become not only flesh but helped the Word to become fresh.  Our memory of them is a kind one, much like our God who is more anxious to search out what is good, than to condemn.  Not that all our dead were Saints, but somehow, at our Parish Cemetery Masses, we view them at their best.  The parent who taught us our first prayers and guided us in so many ways, the infant, the child, the teenager, the grandparent – each of them no matter how long they lived, for seconds or years give us cause for being grateful for their companionship in life. We look forward and hope that our legacy to a new generation will be no less generous.

 

“REMEMBER OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS WHO HAVE GONE TO THEIR REST IN THE HOPE OF

 

RISING AGAIN.  BRING THEM INTO THE LIGHT OF YOUR PRESENCE”.

 

This Monday you are all invited to MURHUR where we will prayerfully honour all who are buried there.  May they pray for us in the presence of the Lord each and every day.  I wish on all our behalf to acknowledge the great work, and organization the Committee and Helpers do in all three Cemeteries.  All who will be stewarding need our cooperation. Thanks to all.  Please God the weather will be kind to us on Monday evening.

 

CÉAD MĪLE FÁILTE                        BIENVENUE                             WELCOME

 

Nous adressons mille bienvenus à nos visiteurs de l’U.S. Liffré en Bretagne, France. Nous sommes ravis de partager notre amitié et hospitalité avec vous alors que vous allez démontrer vos talents dans nos Jeux Nationaux de Football Gaélique. Profitez de votre séjour et transmettez à vos familles en France nos prières et notre gratitude pour vous avoir permis de participer à notre Féile 2016. Nous espérons que vos coachs et mentors apprécieront leur séjour avec nous. Vos familles d’accueil ont hâte d’ouvrir leurs cœurs et leurs foyers pour votre séjour. Vive la France!  Fr. Kevin.

 

We extend a hundred thousand welcomes to our very special visitors from U.S. Liffré, Brittany, France.  We are delighted to share our hospitality and friendship with you as you display your excellent skills in our National Game, Gaelic Football.

 

Enjoy your stay and convey to your families back in France our prayers and gratitude to them for allowing you to partake in Féile 2016.  May your coaches and mentors enjoy their stay with us.  Your host families are really looking forward to opening their hearts and homes to you during your stay with us. Viva La France!  Fr. Kevin.

 

  WOUNDS OF LOVE

 

Those who care about others pick up a lot of wounds.  There may be no great wounds; only a multiplicity of little ones – a host of scratches, wrinkles and warts.  But there can also be a lot of invisible wounds; the furrows left on the mind and the heart by hardship, worry and anxiety, disappointments, ingratitude and betrayal.  They are badges of honour.  They are the proof of our love.  Jesus didn’t hide His wounds.  Neither should we.

 

BY HIS WOUNDS WE ARE HEALED.

 

                                                             CONGRATULATIONS

 

Congratulations to Parishioner Brian Kearney, Moyvane on winning the  Pharmacist of the Year Award 2016 at a National Event held in Dublin recently.  Brian is the son of Joe and Angela.  Well done Brian.

 

Sunday 26th June, 2016.

 

Boro Extras

 

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

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: is hosting an open evening for the local community on Tuesday June 28th . The event will offer those in attendance a chance to learn about the varied activities which take place on a daily basis.  The evening will also be an opportunity for the public to express their views/have their say on which extra activities may be needed at the centre in the future. Everybody is welcome to drop into the centre between 7-9pm on the night. Light refreshments will also be available.

 

PRAYERFUL GOOD WISHES:  To Donal O’Neill, who after a period of discernment has decided not to return to Priestly Ministry in the Diocese.  We thank him for the major contribution he made to our Diocese and also his dedicated and generous work in Maynooth College.  Our prayerful good wishes to him as he begins this new chapter in his life.  Please keep Donal and his loving family in your prayers at this time.  Mίle buίochas, Donal.

 

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Very many thanks to those who came out last Monday evening to join those in the Development in the clean-up.   With these evenings being so long and the weather so fine, can we encourage more to lend a helping hand in keeping our area clean and tidy.   Next clean-up is Monday 4th July, meeting at Noel’s @ 7.30pm.  Each Monday in July and August it is planned to have a weekly clean-up.

 

THIRTY FOUR YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD: Our Bishop Ray Browne celebrates thirty four years of Priesthood on Monday July 4th.   Our prayerful good wishes go to Bishop Ray, ad multus annos.

 

OFFERTORY BOXES:  Very many thanks to all who have collected their boxes last weekend and during the week.  Remaining boxes and anyone wishing to join the scheme and get a new box can do so by calling to the Parish Office during the week.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  This Sunday sees the last of our Do This In Memory Mass as we honour our children of Murhur N.S. who made their Communion in May.  Our sincere thanks to Mrs Quill and all the parents who helped so generously in preparing the children for First Holy Communion and First Confession.  We wish them God’s blessings both now and into the future.

 

THE MESSENGER:  The July edition of the Messenger has arrived and copies are available from Kay O’Hanlon.  Anyone wishing to order a monthly copy of the Messenger can contact Kay.

 

ICA:  Well done to all in the ICA for organizing a fantastic trip to Wexford during the week.  A good time was had by all.  Anyone wishing to join the ICA contact Eileen Collins or Noreen Roche.  New members welcome.

 

NOW IT’S OVER TO YOU….

 

Let me share an experience I had.  Early in my ministry I encountered a family who were broken and whosuffered terribly from alcoholism.  The whole family was affected by it – yet only one member of the family actually was an active alcoholic, their eighteen year old son.  As is so often the case his alcoholism affected everyone.  They came to me as a young priest looking for help.  So I jumped in with both feet.  I counselled them individually and counselled them as a group.  I spent many hours with the eighteen year old, going out in the middle of the night trying to coax him to come home, to talk to him.  Ah, this was the Lord’s work.  But, if anything, the problem got worse.  His drinking continued unabated.  He kept saying he couldn’t help it.  It was in his genes, in the family.  I was at my wit’s end I had tried everything but he would not get better.  I was beginning to dislike him for what he was doing to himself, to his family and worse, to me.  He was making me look like a failure!  “Don’t feel bad Fr Kevin”, his mother reassured me one day.  “Priests older and wiser than you have tried and failed” I felt worse.  Well salvation finally arrived, not in the form of an earnest young priest, but in the form of an old, hardened recovering alcoholic from AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). He walked into the home, looked at me and said “The first thing we need to do Fr, is to get rid of you”.   I was taken back.

 

He continued, “You may be a very nice person Fr but you have to go.  There’s not (a Blankety Blank) thing you can do to cure this boy.   You’ve got to stop leading him to believe that you are the answer to his problems”.  It taught me a good lesson – as adults and priests there are certain times we have to let go and stand back.

 

Our two National Schools in the Parish have done magnificent work in bringing the children of the Parish to the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.  They now have to let go and stand back, and we all have to help and guide our children in building a good relationship with Jesus and in putting Gospel values in to practice daily.  We can all help in doing this – please God we will.

 

 

 

 

 

                           St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS           

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  26th    –  3rd July     

 

Saturday

 

25th     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

 

Mon 27th                    Sean Daly, Gortcreen  10.30am

 

Tues 28th                    James & Margaret Corridan, Bedford           10.30am

 

Wed 29th                                                                                10.30am

 

Thurs  30th                                                      Jim Cogan, Cherry Tree Drive            10.30am

 

   Friday 1st                             10.30am

 

            Mary Barry, Tanavalla, 1st Anniversary         6.15pm

 

Saturday

 

2nd                  Anne Marie O’Sullivan, Lartigue Village &

 

Charles Street /

 

John James & Mary Devaney, Sligo    10.30am

 

            Mary Gore, Charles Street, Months Mind /

 

Ronnie Downey, Ashgrove & O’Connell’s Ave.,

 

 1st Anniversary /

 

Donal & Mary Griffin, Siveen, Ballygologue Rd         Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

3rd                   Attie Sheehan nee Joy Derbyshire, England late of Gurtinard, 1st Anniversary        9.00am

 

             Funeral Mass - Patrick Synan, America late of Skehenerin 11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 26th June 

 

  Fr. Kevin McNamara    087-6099930    (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Mary Cantilon, Duagh / Margaret O Sullivan, Finuge / Noah Enright, Killocrim.

 

 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY: will be Friday next, July 1st. Usual Masses at 10.30 a.m. & again at 6.15 p.m.

 

CONFESSIONS: on Thurs & Saturday morning after mass.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will not be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound this coming week but will be calling on Wednesday week, July 6th and Thursday 7th July. 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.

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 2nd & 3rd July. This fund helps to support for the ongoing support and care of those who have given their lives in priestly ministry as well as making provision for the payment of medical expenses.  Please use envelope in your envelope box or take an envelope which is at the back of the Church and put into the special collection basket which will take place after communion.

 

 

 

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. Many Thanks

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL  The residents management and staff of Listowel Community Hospital would like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone who supported in any way the coffee morning which was held on the 15th June in St. Joseph’s unit. Also a special thanks to local sponsors. A great morning of song and entertainment was had by all. We appreciate your continued support.

 

 

 

NATIONAL FEILE PEIL NA NÓG; We welcome all involved   in Listowel this weekend June 24th-26th. It is the largest youth sporting gathering in Europe this year. There will be 250 teams of boys and girls from all over the world taking part in 630 games over 3 days. Emmets u14 boys/girls will be hosting teams from Co. Cavan and Portlaoise. There will be a parade in town for all clubs competing in North Kerry this Saturday June 25th at 7pm from the sportsfield all around the town so traffic delays are expected after mass.

 

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.

 

FLEADH CHOEIL NA MUMHAN Volunteers need for Stewarding for The Square, for Gig Rig, July the 15th to 17th. Anyone willing to help out please contact Michael Whelan on 0872071371.

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will be held on Thursday June 30th in the Rose Hotel (Fels Point) at 7.30pm. A

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE is hosting an open evening for the local community on Tuesday June 28. The event will offer those in attendance a chance to learn about the varied activities which take place on a daily basis The evening will also an opportunity for the public to express their views/have their say on which extra activities may be needed at the centre in the future. Everybody is welcome to drop into the centre between 7-9pm on the night.

 

‘GIFT YOURSELF A DAY AWAY’ Tue 5th or Wed 6th July at The Annual Ladies Retreat at Glenstal Abbey  Relax, reflect, pray and enjoy the company of others in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the monastery. 

 

Booking: – 061  621005 or email – events@glenstal.com

 

 

                                                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 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.

 

 

                                                Boro Extras

 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.      

                                                Boro Extras

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.