MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER Knockanure and Listowel News

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Pres & Office  068/49308; Parish Secretary: Jacqueline

 

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

 

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

 

                        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. No one is excluded – all are welcome.

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          3rd         7.30pm                Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        4th        10.00am               Sr. Rose Flynn, Liverpool & Duagh (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                        11.00am               John Behan, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 5th to Sunday 11th December

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon       5th         7.30pm                Alice Hanrahan, Lr. Aughrim, her sister Kay Clifford,

 

                                                                                                                                Glin & London, Thomas Hanrahan, Lr. Aughrim, his

 

                                                                                                                                son Con & his wife Peggy, U.S.A.

 

                                                                Wed       7th         7.30pm                VIGIL:  Maureen Foley, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

                                                                Thurs      8th        11.00am               HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: 

 

                                                                                                                                Feast of the Immaculate Conception –

 

                                                                                                                                Patrick Scanlon, Moher (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri           9th         7.30pm                Jer Mulvihill, Glenalappa & his mother Margaret &

 

                                                                                                                                Pat & Mary Hanrahan

 

                                                                Sat          10th        7.30pm                Maurice & Joe O’Connell & the Deceased

 

                                                                                                                                Members of the O’Connell Family, Tarbert

 

                                                                Sun        11th       11.00am               Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Tues        6th        7.30pm                May, Jack & Sheila O’Connor, Gortdromagouna

 

                                                                Thurs       8th       10.00am               HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION:

 

                                                                                                                                Feast of the Immaculate Conception -

 

Tom Relihan, Carrueragh (Anni) & his parents

 

                                                                                                                                Jeremiah & Annie

 

                                                                Sun        11th      10.00am               P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses this weekend in aid of the Diocesan Youth Service.

 

CHRISTMAS DUES:  Will be taken up on the weekend of the 17th & 18th for your Christmas offerings.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Marian Quinn, Woodgrove on the death of her uncle Richie Martin, Glin who died on 21st November.  To The Mulvihill & Scanlon Families on the death of Phil Scanlon, Oak Park, Ennis wife of Tom, l/o Glin Road whose funeral took place in Kilmaley, Co. Clare.  To Stevie & Phil Stack & Family on the death of Sr. Goretti Stack, whose funeral took place in Waterford.  May the aforementioned Rest In Peace.

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL: At this time of year especially there are more demands made to us to give financial help to so many well deserving charities.  But one that is very close to my heart is the Christmas St. Vincent De Paul Church Gate Collection.  I have witnessed so many times how the money collected at this collection is given locally to those in dire need.  It is given with sensitivity, dignity and with Christian love.  Next weekend 10th & 11th the St. Vincent De Paul Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all Masses.  Please give as generously as you can.  Thank you.

 

 

 

NOTICE BOARD

 

ICA had a very successful Family Fun Day last Sunday. Great excitement at the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tommy the Magician entertained both children and adults. Lots going on in the hall including the draw with the following winners: 1st prize  Hamper worth €100 sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-Op won by Betty Lynch.  2nd prize Turkey sponsored by Tom and Eileen Roche won by Sonia Gallagher. 3rd prize Christmas ham sponsored by Noel Stack Butcher won by Katelyn Lynch. 4th prize Christmas Cake made by Noreen Roche ICA was won by Kitty Fitzgerald.  'Sweets in the Jar' was won by Diarmuid Lynch and the name of the Teddy winner was Mícheál Mulvihill.  A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all! Many thanks for your support.

 

CHIROPODIST: For Moyvane/Knockanure Care of the Aged will be in the Marian Hall on Wed 7th Dec at 10am.  To book  Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Social Day on Mon 12th Dec beginning with Mass at 12noon, followed by dinner and music by Stevie Donegan.  €10. If attending  49799.  All welcome.         

 

SENIOR CITIZEN COMMITTEE:  Thanks to all who attended our Annual Christmas Party.  A special word of thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us.  This party would not be the success it is without every Business in the Parish supporting us with spot prizes etc.  Thanks also for the continued support of our main sponsors:  Newtownsandes Co-Op, Terry Dunne – Holly’s Gala, Marian Hall Committee, Irish Wire, ICA Guild & The Development Association.  We wish each and every one a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

 

THE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION – CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY:   On Sat 10th Dec, immediately after Mass, the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on! All welcome.  Weather permitting.

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR:  Fri 9th & Sat 10th Dec at the Boy’s School Hall at 8pm.  Speical Draw 1st prize €1,000, 2nd prize €250, 3rd prize €200, 4th prize €150.  Please come along and support this worthy cause.

 

KING OF THE BORO…..COME ON HOME JERRY:  I must confess that the absence of Jerry Brosnan from Sunday and daily Masses due to his time in Hospital in Limerick and Listowel has been apparent.  Jerry always had a word, a bit of banter, a blessing to share with all of us after the Masses.  I was so proud of Moyvane GAA Club who last Thurs night gathered in the Club room for a Mass for their ‘Hero and Legend’ - the one and only Jerry.  His enthusiasm and love of Moyvane is overwhelming.  Jerry we need you back soon, may God’s healing grace continue to bless you, Nodie and all the family at this time.

 

        CHRISTMAS CARDS TO BE WRITTEN!

 

Many moons ago my late mother Mary came across the following lines as she was about to make a start to her long list of Christmas cards to be written, stamped and posted.

 

I have a list of folk I know, all written in a book

 

And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look

 

And that is when I realise that these names are not part of the book

 

But rather part of my very heart.

 

So each year when Christmas comes I realise anew,

 

The biggest gift life can give is knowing folk like you.

 

May the Spirit of Christmas that forever endures leave its rich blessings in the hearts of you and yours.

 

                                                     THE GOOD NOT REMEMBERED

 

Who was Scrooge?  Ask almost anyone and they will tell you he was a miser, a miserable tight fisted old man.  Yet in a way, to say that, is to miss the whole point of Dicken’s story, for by the end of ‘The Christmas Carol’, he is a generous and kindly man.  Sadly, no-one ever seems to remember this when they talk about him – he’s still the miserly old scrooge they met at the beginning of the story! Poor old scrooge – he doesn’t get the credit he deserves.  It’s so very easy to condemn, remembering the worst in people.  I think we all have one or two Scrooges in our lives – people we see only in bad light.  Perhaps they made a mistake once.  Let’s not keep it up against them.  It’s the scrooge at the END of the book that matters, not the one at the beginning.  Let the beautiful season of Advent help all of us in giving family and parishioners another chance.

 

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS:  The Pastoral Area Confessions will take place on Mon 19th Dec at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  Priests of the area will be available for Confession and I encourage you to attend. Having met with Bishop Ray this week, Moyvane Parish is still part of the Listowel Pastoral Area.  He informed me that as your P.P., I am obliged to give 75% service to this Parish and 25% to Duagh.  This I will gladly do.

 

 

 

Boro Extras

 

Sunday 4th December, 2016.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL:  invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thurs 8th Dec. For further information please ring the school office on 068/21452.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thurs 8th Dec. 8pm-10pm.

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Fri 9th Dec to Sun 11th Dec (bookings available also for Sat 10th only)

 

ANAM CARA: the organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tues 13th of Dec from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL: Grandparents Tea Party on Wed Dec 14th 3-5pm. All Grandparents are invited to attend our Grandparents Tea Party; there will be activities available for them to join in with their Grandchildren, along with excellent refreshments.  Jumble Sale on Thurs Dec 15TH from 12 noon-4pm.

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season.  You can e-mail your message to Moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie or text 087/6173000 or post your message on Moyvane Village Facebook.  While there was a wonderful response last year, going to press this weekend we haven’t received any messages yet.  As we will need time to do art work around the display, we will need the messages in by the 12th of Dec.

 

DEEPEST APOLOGY:  My deepest apology to all GAA supporters from within the Parish and from many parts of North Kerry who arrived at last Sunday’s North Kerry Championship Quarter Final to find the gates of the Church Car Park locked.  I was totally unaware that there was a big game in Moyvane pitch.  Sorry for the inconvenience caused.  Be assured it won’t happen again.  If any groups or organizations need the use of the Car Park for special occasions please inform us and the parking facilities will be made available wholehearted.

 

YOU MADE IT A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER:  The Parish responded fantastically to the very many Holy Souls Masses which we had throughout the month.  The attendance at these Masses again emphasises the beautiful way as a Parish that we honour our Faithful Departed.  I was very conscious too that these Masses brought an element of sadness, but hopefully that was outweighed by the gentle touch of Jesus who reassures us again and again that for our ‘Faithful People Life has Changed not Ended’.  I would like to thank all those in the Liturgy Group both in Knockanure and Moyvane and those in the Music Ministry.  Our Liturgy Groups had our Sacred Spaces beautifully adorned and all those in our Music Ministry enriched the celebrations with their singing and music.  So as we leave November behind, we now move into a new and exciting time of Advent, a time of waiting – preparation and a time of great joy.  A grace filled and happy Advent to you all and thank you for making it a November to remember.

 

          ADVENT WREATH – WEEK TWO

 

 Lord, you have called us yet again to this beautiful and Holy Season of Advent.  You have nourished us and have called us to be your own.  You are with us always.  As we light our second candle this week, continue to encircle us with your light and loving presence.  O God our Father, bless us, as you have given each of us unique gifts.  May we share the gifts we have and grow in strength and love.  Come Lord Jesus, like the dawn from on high, give light to those in darkness and guide us in your way of peace.  Give us the strength to prepare well for the coming of our loving Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU ASK GOD?

 

A group of friends and I were recently sitting around a table light-heartedly discussing what questions we would ask God at the Pearly Gates.  Not surprisingly, there were a lot of different questions but one friend who usually joined in group discussions with gusto was exceptionally quiet.  All of us put pressure on him to give his answer.  When I said. “Well, what would you ask God?”  He replied quietly, “Can I please come in?”  A loud silence descended upon the table…..Our Second Sunday of Advent encourages us to listen to the lonely voice of John the Baptist exhorting us to prepare a way for the Lord.  John asked the people to repent.  You and I are asked the same.  What’s the response?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 3rd   11th December     

 

 Saturday

 

3rd         Micheál O’Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Months Mind / Robert & Kevin Broderick, Kay & Don O’Leary & Sonja Broderick, Birthday Rem., William St. / Mick McAuliffe, Church St /Margaret Lynch, Glin/ Eleanor Culbert nee Moore, Charles St. / Jeremiah Lehane, Gortacrissane / Daniel Donegan, Ballygologue  /

 

Eugene & Mai O’Brien, Cahirdown /

 

Toddy O’Connor, Church Street                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

4th                          Tim & Teresa Greaney & Jack & Jane Kelly,  

 

 Finuge /  Bridget Twomey, Dirha Cottages           9.00am

 

                David O’Brien, Kilmeany, Kilmorna /

 

Peggy & Dr. Johnny Walsh, The Square /

 

David Bunyan Junior, Convent Street      12.00pm

 

Mon 5th                               Bunny Dalton, Charles St. / Kitty Healy nee Collins & Deceased Members of the Healy Family / Margaret Nolan, O’Connell’s Ave.         10.30am

 

Tues 6th                               Michael Meehan, Lartigue Village             10.30am

 

Wed 7th                                                                               Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh/ Claudia Costello nee Shine, Coolaclarig & Ballygologue Pk/

 

Joseph O’Halloran, Woodford    10.30am

 

                Dan Hayes, Bridge Road & Deceased Family Members / Tim Kennelly, Bedford /

 

Marie Kelliher, Lartigue Village   6.15pm

 

Thurs 8th

 

                Mary Walsh, Dirha East / Mai Stack, Feale Dr.      10.30am

 

                People of the Parish       1.10pm

 

  Friday 9th                          Ollie Leahy, Gortaglanna               10.30am

 

 

 

Saturday

 

10th 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                John O Halloran, The Meadows 10.30am

 

                Helen McConnell, O’Connell’s Ave. & Deceased Family Members /

 

Margaret Moloney, Derry /

 

Willie Doyle, Fourhane /

 

David Cronin, Coolagown /

 

Baby Andrea Loughnane, Clieveragh Road           Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

11th                        Pat Scannell, Dromin, Months Mind /

 

 Dan B. Joy, Gortnaminch             9.00am

 

                Joseph & Hannah Walsh & Deceased Family, Dirha / Jimmy Lyons, Glenoe /

 

John Sexton, William Street        12.00pm

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 4th      December  Fr. Lawlor   0876794112    (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Kathleen Dillon, Gortcreen.

 

Eileen Kelly nee Galvin, Bray, Wicklow, late of Gortcreen.

 

Nora Leahy nee Mulvihill, Tralee, late of Ballygologue Rd.

 

Joan Walsh, The Square

 

Mary Noyce nee Walsh, Essex, late of Coilbee.

 

Stevie Walsh, late of Greenville / Ballybunion & Milton Keynes

 

John L. Sullivan, Whetstone, London late of Ennismore.  Requiem Mass and burial of Ashes at a later date.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Deceased Members of the Costello Family Meenanare, Duagh / Margaret Dillon, Meen. Patrick Carmody, Skehenerin / Toddy O’Connor, Church St. / Eugene & Mai O’Brien, Cahirdown / Joan Keating, Dirha Cottages / Peggy Stack nee Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave.  / Sheila Griffin, Miltown.                                                                      

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: will be held this  weekend at the Saturday Vigil   6.15pm. 3rd   December. All are welcome!

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH COLLECTION: will be taken up on the weekend of December 3rd & 4th. The KDYS has been working with young people in the Diocese of Kerry since 1971. It provides an invaluable service to thousands of young people through its network of youth clubs, projects and centres.  Proceeds from the collection will fund the on-going development of youth clubs across the Diocese.

 

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm. You are invited to drop in and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

 

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF B.V.M.: on Thursday next , December 8th It is a Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass on Wednesday evening at 6.15 p.m. and Masses on Thursday  at 10.30 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. lunch time.  (please note times)

 

CONFESSIONS: St. Michael’s College on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6th )  and in the Presentation Secondary School on Wednesday morning (Dec. 7th ).

 

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS CENTRE: Wednesday next (Dec. 7th ) at 1.30 p.m. & in Woodford on Friday evening next (Dec. 9th ) at 6.00 p.m.                                 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME: The December gathering of our First Holy Communion children and their parents for the ‘Do this in Memory of Me’ Programme will take place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night  next (Dec. 10th ) The organising parents of next weekend are asked to meet Fr. Declan at the Presbytery on Tuesday evening next at 6.00 p.m. in the Presbytery.

 

CLOUNMACON ANNUAL COMMUNITY MASS & PARTY: Is taking place in their Community Centre on Friday night ( Dec. 16th ) at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

 

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT 16th – 18th Dec. at Newbridge College, Kildare. For more info 01-6753690 / www.youth2000.ie

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS Available at the Parish Office. Individual Cards are €1.00 each and pack of 6 for €5.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th Dec. 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thursday 8th December 2016. For further information please ring the school office on 068 21452.

 

KNOCK SHRINE NIGHT VIGIL 7TH DEC. Vigil programme 10pm. confessions in the chapel of reconciliation 12am. Vigil in Basilica 4am. Concelebrated Mass. Fare €25 per seat. Coach will leave Listowel 4.30pm. Phone Fitzpatrick’s on  (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399.

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR Friday 9th & Saturday 10th Dec. at the Boy’s School Hall doors opened at 8pm. All welcome. Special draw Saturday night 1st prize €1,000 cash prize.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY ANNUAL COLLECTION Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th Dec. by giving what you can, you will be helping another family get through this winter. You will help them get back on their feet. You will help give them a brighter future. Thank you for your generosity.

 

 

 

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

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Jumble Sale

 

Will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. December 15 from 12 noon-4pm. Grandparemts Tea Party

 

All Grandparents are invited to attend our Grandparents Tea Party, there will be activities available for them to join in with their Grandchildren, along with excellent refreshments. Lets start Christmas off with a cup of tea. Wednesday December 14 from 3-5pm.

 

THE SEANCHAÍ KERRY LITERARY AND CULTURAL CENTRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL, will be hosting a Christmas “Giving Tree” Morning Tea event on Tuesday the 13th December 2016, between 10am and 1pm. An open invitation is warmly extended to all, to leave an item under the “Giving Tree” and enjoy the complimentary service of coffee, tea and scones.  The “Giving Tree”, will provide all visitors to the Seanchaí Centre, the opportunity to donate non perishable items suitable for packing into St Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers, and will be ready to start receiving donations from Wednesday 30th November 2016. The Morning Tea will be the showcase event for this charitable partnership. All donations of non perishable foods and gifts, will be handed over to the St Vincent de Paul team, who will package the items into Christmas Hampers for families in need.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 13th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 6th Dec. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 7th Dec. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thursday 8th Dec. 8.00pm-10.00pm

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Friday 9th Dec. to Sunday 11th Dec.(bookings also available for Saturday 10th Dec.). Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL many thanks to those who contributed so generously to the Concern church gate collections which were held on November 26th & 27th. The amount raised in Listowel was €1,335.00. Thanks also to all those who helped with the collections.

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Pres & Office  068/49308; Parish Secretary: Jacqueline

 

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

 

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

 

                        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. No one is excluded – all are welcome.

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 26thand Sunday 27th November

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          26th       7.30pm                Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        27th      10.00am               John Moloney, New York & Woodford (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                        11.00am               John Buckley, New Houses (Anni), his parents

 

                                                                                                                                Jer & Lizzy, brother Timmy & Deceased Members of

 

                                                                                                                                the Buckley & Kiely Families

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 28th to Sunday 4th December

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon        28th     10.00am               Mass of Thanksgiving

 

7.30pm Michael Dore, Woodgrove (Anni), his daughter

 

Kathleen & sons John & Mike

 

                                                                Tues       29th      10.00am               Mícheál & Margaret Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy

 

                                                                Wed      30th       7.30pm                Kathleen O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri             2nd       7.30pm                Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat            3rd        7.30pm                Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun          4th       11.00am               John Behan, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Tues      29th        7.30pm                Mass honouring and remembering those whose Funerals

 

                                                                                                                                took place in our Parish since last November

 

                                                                Sun        4th        10.00am               Sr. Rose Flynn, l/o Liverpool & Duagh (Rec Dec)

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses next weekend 3rd/4th in aid of the Diocesan Youth Service.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the family & relatives of Jim Hudson, Ashgrove, Listowel and Kilbaha whose funeral took place on Sat 26th in Moyvane.  May Jim Rest In Peace.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues 29th Nov 7pm-8pm.

 

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived: by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 30th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thurs 8th Dec. 8pm-10pm.

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Fri 9th Dec to Sun 11th Dec (bookings available also for Sat 10th only)

 

DOWN SYNDROME KERRY:  “Strictly Come Dancing” on Fri 2nd Dec in the INEC Killarney. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm. Tickets from INEC box office 064/6671555 or phone Ann Marie 087/6344829.

 

THANK YOU:  The family of the late Michael McNamara (Fr. Kevin’s first cousin) wish to convey a great sense of gratitude for your prayerful support since Michael’s death on 31st of October and whose funeral was celebrated by Fr. Kevin last Monday 21st.  Thanks to all who sent cards and in particular to the thoughtful parishioner who sent a delicious Christmas cake which was enjoyed by the family.  May Michael rest lovingly in the presence of the Lord.

 

CHIRSTMAS STOCK:  Advent Calendars which heralds the countdown to the birthday of Jesus now on sale in the Parish Office with a collection of Christmas items.  Maybe grannies & grandads could share these calendars with their grandchildren. 

 

SIGN OF THE TIMES:  New signs at both Churches – signs of the times we live in and Jesus is at the centre!

 

BORO EXTRAS: Please note that there are further notices in the Boro Extras which is available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie/parish/moyvane & on noticeboards.

 

SANTA & MRS CLAUS:  in the Marian Hall this Sun 27th from 2pm-4pm.  It is a real family occasion & all are welcome.

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Meeting in the Marian Hall on Tues 29th Nov at 7pm. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 1st Dec at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thurs 8th Dec.  For further information please ring the school office on 068/21452.

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil for The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed 7th Dec.  Coaches Depart from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact: O’Shea’s on 066/7180123.

 

NEW START

 

This weekend we begin the Church’s liturgical year.  This gives us a chance to make a fresh start.  Advent is not a time for sleep.  Our readings for the start of this great season urge us to wake up.  These days of Advent Lord teach and help us to walk in your ways.  Help us to choose the path of peace with Your light and love to help us.  I wish you all a grace filled and enjoyable Advent.

 

“THE MESSIAH LIVES AMONG THEM!”

 

A famous Monastery fell upon hard times.  Once it teemed with young Monks, so that its Church rang with prayer and singing, now it was nearly deserted.  Visitors no longer came there to pray and seek the spiritual guidance.  Only a handful of elderly Monks shuffled disconsolately about its silent and gloomy cloisters.  Now, in a hut in a nearby wood there lived a holy retired Priest.  The Monks had a very high regard for him and felt sustained by his prayerful presence.  One day the Abbot went to visit the retired Priest and opened his heart to him.  The retired Priest welcomed him warmly.  It was as if he had been expecting him for a long time.  They sat down in the little hut.  On a small table the scriptures lay open.  They talked for some time each shedding tears at discovering one another.  After the tears had stopped they sat on in silence.  Then the retired Priest said, “You and your Brothers are serving God with heavy hearts.  You have come to me for guidance which I will gladly give, but what I am going to say I will say once, and once only.  Tell your Bothers that the ‘Messiah lives among them’”.  The Abbot could scarcely believe what he had heard and wanted to ask very many questions but the retired Priest said “Go now, and let’s continue to pray for each other”.  The next morning the Abbot called his Monks into the Church.  He told them that he had received a teaching from the retired Priest, and that he would say it once and no one was to repeat it or ask any questions.  They looked at him full of expectation.  Then he said, “The Messiah is among us”.  On hearing this, the Monks were overcome with great joy and they asked themselves could it be true?  Could Brother Tom be the Messiah?  Maybe, Brother John or could it be Brother Anthony?  Could I be the Messiah?  They were deeply troubled and puzzled, but no one asked any questions.  As time went by, the Monks began to treat one another with a deep and genuine reverence.  There was a gentle, warm-hearted, human quality about them which was hard to describe but easy to notice.  They lived as men who had finally found something and yet they prayed and read scripture as if they were still looking for something else.  People soon noticed that something unusual had happened in the Monastery, and visitors began to stream to it.  From near and far they flocked to the Monastery to be nourished by the prayer and charity of the Monks and young men were soon asking to join the Community. Once more the Church rang with prayerful music and the cloisters filled with life, so that the Monastery became a centre of faith, hope and love for all who lived in that part of the world.  We still await the final coming of Jesus in glory.  Therefore, quite rightly the Advent Liturgy is dominated by the ‘Coming of the Messiah’, but let us not forget that the Messiah has come and that He lives among us.  If you and I loose a real and active faith in Christ’s presence among us, then we could easily slide downhill like those Monks in the story.  Let’s use this Advent well and wisely in being good followers of Jesus.

 

Boro Extras

 

Sunday 27th November, 2016.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Meala Bereavement Group: meeting on Wed. Nov 30th at 8pm.

 

Christmas Grandparents Tea Party: Wed Dec 14th from 3-5pm.  Jumble Sale:  Thurs Dec 15th from 12 -4pm.

 

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH THE O'NEILL SISTERS: Wed 14th Dec at 7.30pm in S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Ballyduff .   Tickets  €20 from Causeway Parish Office.   066/7148404.  

 

A PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE:  entitled "winning the Pro-Life Battle" is being held in the Brandon Hotel on Sat 3rd Dec from 2pm to 5.30pm.  Speakers are Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, Kathy Sinnott, Anthony Murphy and John Lacken. Adm free.  Further details from Denis O’Connor 087/6590551.

 

CHRISTMAS YOUTH RETREAT:  in Newbridge College, Kildare from Dec 16th-18th.  A weekend of fun, faith & friendship.  Ages 16-35.  Donation only.  More info from www.youth2000.ie or 01/6753690.

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: Castleisland Church on Mon 5th Dec.  Doors open at 7pm in aid of Brosna Church Renovation Fund. Tickets from Castleisland Parish Office, Cathedral Parish Office & St Johns Parish Centre.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS 40TH ANNIVERSARY RE UNION: will take place on Sat Dec 17th in the Swanky Bar Tarbert 9pm sharp, with food, entertainment and Presentations This is a get together of all our Players, with our P.E Teacher/ Team Trainer Mr Jimmy Deenihan from the four Teams that won the Russell Cup [Kerry Colleges u15 Championship] in 1976 over St Michaels College Listowel, Won it again in 1977, over St Brendan’s College Killarney, but failed in their, bid for three in a row, losing in 1978 over St Michaels College. The Members of that u15 team, went on to win the Kerry Colleges County Cup, and Won a Munster Colleges Corn Na Carraige in 1978 over Youghal in Kanturk. The Previous year 1977, they lost out in the Munster Colleges to the same opposition in Banteer, Tarbert Comp missing a Penalty in the last kick of the Game [Costly].  They also lost by just one point to St Brendan’s College in the Dunloe Cup, [Kerry Colleges U16] and the Semi Final of the O’Sullivan Cup. There were talented players at that time and among them were John Kennedy, who won 3 All Ireland medals with Kerry in the mid ’80’s; Ciaran Culhane who played full back for Kerry Seniors in 1991, Pa Foley, while Mike Kissane, James Doherty, and John Kennedy won a Munster Minor Final in 1981.  While Tarbert man Liam Liddy won a Munster U21 Medal with Kerry in 1983 and Tom Quaid and Liam Long who played with the Limerick Senior Football Team.  Most of these Players went onto to win North Kerry Championship Medals, West Limerick Championships with their Clubs, and County Championship Medals with their Districts also.  Christy Killeen [ Milltown Malbay] and now with the Kerry County  Gaa Board, and Finbarr Carrig [RIP] also assisted with the training,

 

THE PERMANENT DIACONATE:  Leaflets on the Permanent Diaconate are available in both Churches.  It gives practical info on what Dacons do.  For info please email:  admin@dioceseofkerry.ie or write to Bishop Ray, Bishop’s House, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 

 

BEST LOVED POEMS:  An utterly delightful book edited by gifted parishioner Gabriel Fitzmaurice with stunning photos by John Reidy featuring poems from the South of Ireland.  The poems are challenging, thought provoking and uplifting.

 

                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

               

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 26th – 4th December     

 

 Saturday

 

26th      Eileen O Connell, Woodford, Months Mind /

 

Edward Crowley, Cahirdown, Months Mind / John Harman, Cahirdown, Months Mind /

 

Philomena Walsh, Feale Dr. 1st Anniversary / Cornelius (Neilie) Dore, Woodford /

 

Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Maurice, Annie & Patrick Relihan, Ballylongford / Mary Healy, Greenville /

 

Ellen Halpin, Breda Hinkins Nee Halpin, John Joe Halpin, Johnny & Bridget O Sullivan Dirha Cottages & Ennismore /

 

Rita Moran, 1st Ann., Noreen Galvin, O’Connell’s Ave. & Anne Holly, England /

 

Tony Brennan, Listowel & Newcastlewest /

 

Jimmy Harris, Greenville               Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

27th                                       Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee, Birthday Rem. /

 

Richard & Margaret Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. & Eddie Huges, Cork / Murt & Eileen Daly Knockane &  Eileen Larkin, Ballyduff /

 

Angela Lowney, Moyvane & Clonakilty  9.00am

 

                Denis, Mary & John McCarthy, Tarbert /

 

Thomas (Tom) O’Sullivan, Finuge              12.00pm

 

Mon 28th                            Peg O’Connor, Greenville & Kitt McDavitt nee O’Connor, Limerick & Greenville /

 

Joan Healy nee Reidy & Deceased Members of the Reidy Family, Ballygologue Pk & O’Connell’s Ave. /Vivi Carey, Cahirdown          10.30am

 

Tues 29th                            Joe Lambert, Wexford Recently Deceased           10.30am

 

Wed 30th                                                                            Patrick O Regan, Ballyheigue       10.30am

 

Thurs 1st                                                              Matty & Paddy Walsh, Inch, Lisselton & Garryard / Micheál O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs            10.30am

 

  Friday 2nd                         Pat Fitzgerald, Abbeyfeale & Cork            10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass 7.00pm

 

 

 

Saturday

 

3rd

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Mary & John Joe McGrath, Woodford    10.30am

 

                Micheál O’Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Months Mind / Robert & Kevin Broderick, Kay & Don O’Leary & Sonja Broderick, Birthday Rem., William St. / Mick McAuliffe, Church St /Margaret Lynch, Glin/ Eleanor Culbert nee Moore, Charles St. / Jeremiah Lehane, Gortacrissane / Daniel Donegan, Ballygologue      Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

4th          Tim & Teresa Greaney & Jack & Jane Kelly,  

 

 Finuge /  Bridget Twomey, Dirha Cottages           9.00am

 

                David O’Brien, Kilmeany, Kilmorna           12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 27th      November Fr.  Kennelly  0872935969    (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Helen Enright nee Relihan, Billerough late of Castletownroche, Cork.

 

Joseph Lambert, Rathagan, Wexford, late of Charleville, Cork.

 

Billy Fogarty, Gloucester, England.   

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Carol & Sean McCarthy, Killocrim / Tom Dowd, O’Dowd’s Rd. / Sheila Griffin, Milltown / Mary Healy, Greenville / Joan Keating, Dirha Cottages.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ENROLMENT OF OUR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES FOR 2017: is  taking  place at the Vigil Mass  this weekend 

 

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD Rosary will be recited at 3pm each Sunday afternoon during November for all the nameless souls interned there. All are welcome.

 

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm. You are invited to drop in and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

 

MASS for Joseph Lambert, Wexford will take place at 10.30am. on Tuesday 29th November Joseph was one of the founding members of the Listowel Adoration Group and other group throughout Ireland. Requested by Eucharistic Adoration Group.

 

GAEL SCOIL SERVICE OF LIGHT: for the First Holy Communion Children will take place at their school on Tuesday next  ( 29th Nov.) at 1.15pm.

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO MASS will take place on Wednesday 30th November at 8pm. at Killocrim School.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

KILLORIM SCHOOL SERVICE OF LIGHT Will take place on Thursday 1st December at 8pm. in the School.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (Dec. 2nd). Usual masses at 10.30am which will be followed by a ‘Cuppa’ in the meeting room The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.  CONFESSIONS: Usual confessions on Thursday and Saturday morning after mass.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH COLLECTION: will be taken up on the weekend of December 3rd & 4th. The KDYS has been working with young people in the Diocese of Kerry since 1971. It provides an invaluable service to thousands of young people through its network of youth clubs, projects and centres.  Proceeds from the collection will fund the on-going development of youth clubs across the Diocese.

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: will be held next weekend at the Saturday Vigil   6.15pm. 3rd   December. All are welcome!

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 22nd Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 23rd Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You Walk With Grief”: Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm. Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.       

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS are available at the Parish office. A pack of 6 for €5.00 single Cards €1.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards.

 

                                      COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th Dec. 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

 

IRISH SHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION William St., will hold its Christmas Shop on Wednesday 30th November from 10am. onwards.

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All Welcome.

 

WINNING THE PROLIFE BATTLE conference organised by Catholic Voice, Saturday 3rde Dec. 2pm. – 5.30pm. at Brandon Hotel, Tralee. 4 Speakers no admission donations welcome 0598627268.

 

OCTOBER STOCKTAKING Launch of book of poetry by Pat Given, Listowel at St. John’s Saturday 3rd Dec. at 8pm. All welcome.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE The monthly meeting of the Meala Bereavement Group takes place on Wednesday. November 30 at 8pm. All welcome. Grandparents Tea Party. A Christmas Grandparents Tea Party will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. December 14 from 3-5pm More details to follow in the coming weeks, Jumble Sale  will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. December 15 from 12 noon-4pm.  more details to follow shortly.

 

A CATECHESIS ON MARRIAGE & FAMILY Maryvale Institute International catholic College, a six-month distance learning course with two specialist modules on marriage and the family. Starting January 2017 for further information: tel: (0) 1213608118, email: mfcadmin@maryvale.ac.uk www.maryvale.ac.uk

 

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH THE O’NEILL SISTERS On Wednesday 14th December @ 7.30pm in S.S. Peter and Paul Church Ballyduff .   Tickets  E20  available at the Parish Office.   Tel.   066 7148404.   Many thanks.    Mike.  (sec).

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT “O HOLY NIGHT” in Castleisland Parish Church on Monday 5th December 2016 doors opening at 7.00pm in aid of Brosna Church Renovation Fund **Tickets now available from  Castleisland Parish Office,             Cathedral Parish Office & St Johns Parish Centre.

 

PIETA HOUSE are hosting an event on the 27th of November in the Balloonagh bereavement centre.

 

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: NEXT WEEKEND: 

 

December 2nd– 4th at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.  Tralee

 

Open Friday from 7.30pm, Saturday from 7pm and Sunday from 2.30pm. All are welcome.

 

DOWN SYNDROME KERRY will be hosting “Strictly Come Dancing” on Friday 2nd December in the INEC Killarney. Doors open @ 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at INEC box office 064 6671555  or phone Ann Marie 087 6344829. Please support a fantastic night of entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 089/4044816; Pres & Office ( 068/49308; Parish Secretary: Jacqueline

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                        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. No one is excluded – all are welcome.

 

 

 

                 HOLY SOULS MASSES THIS COMING WEEK

 

 

 

We have six Masses for those on the November lists and on the Remembrance Trees this week:

 

 

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Mon 21st 7.30pm; Thurs 24th 10am; Fri 25th 7.30pm

 

 

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Tues 22nd 7.30pm; Thurs 24th 7.30pm; Fri 25th 10am

 

 

 

                             Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November

 

 

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat      19th     7.30pm          Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim (Anni)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      20th  10.00am          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                      11.00am          Bridie Cambell, Aughrim & UK (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                        12.30pm          Christmas Mass in Marian Hall (Care of the Aged)

 

 

 

                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 21st to Sunday 27th November

 

 

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

                           Mon       21th    7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

                                                Wed      23rd   7.30pm          Bridie Robinson (nee Walsh), Aughrim & Dublin (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Thurs    24th  10.00am         Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

                                                Fri       25th    7.30pm          Mass honouring and remembering those whose Funerals

 

 

 

                                                                                                Took place in our Parish since last November

 

 

 

                                                Sat      26th     7.30pm          Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

 

 

Sun      27th   11.00am          Jer & Lizzy, brother Timmy & Deceased members of

 

 

 

                                                                                                Buckley & Kiely Families                

 

 

 

                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                      Tues     22nd   7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

Thurs  24th    7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

                                             Fri      25th    10.00am        Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)                                                       Sun      27th   10.00am          John Moloney, New York & Woodford (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mary & Tony Buckley, Gortdromagouna on the death of Mary’s brother, John Moloney in New York.  May John Rest in Peace.  Mass in Knockanure on Sun 27th Nov at 10am.

 

 

 

BLESSINGS AND CONGRATULATIONS:  It has been a very special week for all in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure who celebrated 50 years of education in their school building.  Well done to one and all.  Continued blessings and success to the excellent work and wonderful spirit which is celebrated so beautifully in Scoil Chorp Chríost.

 

 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  Special welcome to our First Holy Communicants for 2017 and their families to 7.30pm Vigil Mass in Moyvane and to 10am Mass in Knockanure.  Be assured of our prayerful support.

 

 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  The 24th Village Festival was held in beautiful weather over the Oct Bank Holiday weekend.  The Development Association would like to thank everyone who took part in the many events, to all their sponsors and patrons who have supported them in the good times and bad over the past 24 years.  Thanks also to S.S.E and R.S.S. workers and to the volunteers and committee members who did fantastic work, organising the various venues and helping with all the week-end’s events and festivities.  Looking forward to next year for our 25th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGICAL DAY WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS: on Sun 27th Nov 2pm – 4pm.  Guest appearance by ‘Tommy the Magician’.  Browse the Bric-a-Brac, book stall, bake sale (all homemade), children can play games etc.  Great prizes in the draw.  Hope to see you all there!

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: in the Marian Hall this Sun 20th Nov starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Cost €15.

 

 

 

CHRIST OUR KING

 

 

 

Some years ago, an American Soldier on a bus in Sweden told the man sitting next to him, “America is the most democratic country in the whole world.  Ordinary citizens may go to the White House to see the President and discuss things with him”.  The man said, “That’s nothing, here in Sweden, the King and people travel on the same bus”.  When the man got off the bus, the American was told by other passengers that he had been sitting next to King Gustav Adolf VI.  To really make Christ our King we must continue to strive to make Him the centre of all, and the goal to which all ends.  As this is the last Sunday in the Church’s year, I wish you a grace filled Feast of Christ Our King, and a very happy New Church Year to one and all.

 

 

 

WHY, OH WHY, GOD?

 

 

 

In our tears and sorrow we seek some reason – any reason – for the death of one we loved. Often in the depths of ourselves, the seeds of anger and bitterness grow until we cry out, “Why did it have to happen? Why, oh why did you do this to me God?”  We might also feel great anger and bitterness towards the one who has died.  Perhaps the death has left us burdened with unfinished business and unrealised goals; with family responsibilities and financial problems.  Anxiety and grief prompt us to direct our anger towards the deceased and we may repeatedly demand “Why did you die and leave me to face all this alone?”  We know our questions are unreasonable, but we have this unbearable hurt that leads us to think unsteadily.  We become a different person, one we hardly recognise.  A Welsh proverb states:  “There are three things that only God knows, - THE BEGINNING OF THINGS, THE CAUSE OF THINGS AND THE END OF THINGS”.  God, who knows ‘the end of things’ may not reveal truly satisfying answers to our questions today or tomorrow or even in the years to come.  But we have been left with a promise that one day we will understand.  Ours is a loving God who will not leave us floundering forever in confusion and questions born of grief.  Even though our ‘why’ may go unanswered, with God to help us we can emerge from our grief with a strange spirit and our mind and heart happy with Gods’ rich promise – “ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN ME WILL NEVER DIE”.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2015 TO NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

 

The following Funerals were celebrated in our Parish from November 2015 to this present November day 2016:

 

 

 

DECEASED                                                                DIED                                      FUNERAL DATE

 

 

 

Bridie Robinson, Lr. Aughrim & Dublin                 24th November 2015           27th Nov, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Tom Mulvihill, Woodgrove & Aughrim &              13th December                      16th Dec, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Oaklands Nursing Home

 

 

 

Anne Cunningham, Kilbaha                                     14th December                      18th Dec, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna                   30th December                      2nd Jan, Knockanure Church

 

 

 

& St Mary’s of the Angels, Beaufort

 

 

 

Patrick Curtin, Aughrim                                         29th December                      3rd Jan, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Bridget O’Brien, Barragougeen                          5th January 2016                8th Jan, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Emma O’Brien, Moyvane Village                             23rd January                                     26th Jan, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Eily Mai O’Flaherty, Moyvane Village                   29th January                         1st Feb, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Mary Cronin, Mail Rd Cross & Essex                     13th February                        27th Feb, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Margaret Flynn, Knockanure Village                      13th March                             15th March, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Birdie May Beaton, Ahalahana                              10th May                                 13th May, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Jimmy Fitzgerald, Woodgrove                              16th May                                 22nd May, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Kitty Murphy, Riverdale Lodge, Kilmorna             10th September                     12th Sept, Knockanure Church

 

 

 

Tommy Stack, Keylod                                              7th October                           11th Oct, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

In Moyvane Church on Friday 25th at 7.30pm and in Knockanure Church on Tuesday 29th at 7.30pm Mass will be celebrated for all those mentioned above.  Special prayers and blessings will be given to family members, relations, neighbours and friends of the aforementioned.  May they Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

YEAR OF MERCY:  This Sun 20th Pope Francis will close the Holy Door in Rome, bringing to a close the Year of Mercy.  We are grateful for all the blessings that the past Year of Mercy has bestowed on so many and for the many who made a fresh start in their faith again.  Our blessings on Pope Francis today

 

 

 

             Sunday 20th November, 2016.

 

 

 

             Boro Extras

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

 

 

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Tues 22nd Nov 7.00pm-8.00pm.

 

 

 

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 23rd Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.

 

 

 

Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You Walk With Grief”: Sat 26th Nov. 10am-4pm.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL ENTERPRISE TOWN:  Bank of Ireland are hosting an Enterprise Town Event at Listowel Community Centre on Friday 25th Nov from 6pm – 9pm and on Sat 26th of Nov from 11am – 2pm. The initiative is to promote and showcase all that Listowel and the North Kerry Area has to offer in business, sports, schools and social community. It is open to the general public and admission is free. There are lots of activities planned over the two days so bring along your family & friends and use this opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping and support local business.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season.  You can e-mail your message to Moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie or text 087/6173000 or post your message on Moyvane Village Facebook.

 

 

 

                                                                        CANT’ BE DEAD!

 

 

 

Three-year-old Thomas was enquiring where his Grandma lived now.  After several confusing attempts to get round the question his mother finally admitted that she was dead.  “Why is she dead?” he asked.  “Because Jesus wanted her with Him”, replied his Mother.  “Well”, he said, in a very matter-of-fact way, “if she is with Jesus she can’t be dead” How very right indeed!

 

 

 

ST BERNARD WRITES…….

 

 

 

The Word of God is not a sounding but a piercing Word, not pronounceable by the tongue but efficacious in the mind, not sensible to the ear but fascinating to the affection.  His face is not an object possessing beauty of all beauty and all form but rather it is the source of all beauty and all form.  It is not visible to the bodily eyes, but rejoices the eyes of the heart and it is pleasing not because of the harmony of its colour but by reason of the ardour of the love it excites”.  Rejoice and be happy this weekend because “The Word of God “is with us.  Be thankful and praise Christ Our King.

 

 

 

THOUGH CRUCIFIED, JESUS IS STILL KING OF ALL HUMANITY

 

 

 

During a cruel and bloody war, a commander took an oath in the presence of his troops that he would slaughter the entire population of a certain town and in due cause the blood hounds of war were let loose on the defenceless people.  Now it so happens that a fugitive, seeking shelter, saw a sight which was indirectly the means of saving both his own life and the lives of others.  He spied a number of soldiers as they broke into a house, the inmates of which they put to the sword.  On leaving it, they fastened up the place again, and one of them, dipping a cloth into a pool of blood, splashed it on the door as a token to any who might follow of what had taken place inside.  Quick as his feet could carry him, the poor fugitive sped away to a large house in the centre of the town where a number of his friends were concealed and breathlessly told them what he had seen.  At once it flashed upon them how to act.  A goat was in the yard.  It was immediately killed, and its blood splashed on the door.  Scarcely could they close the door again when a band of soldiers rushed into the street and began to slay right and left.  But when they came to the blood-marked door, they made no attempt to enter.  The sword – so they thought – had already entered and performed its work in that house.  Thus, while the many around were put to death, all inside the blood – sprinkled door were saved.  Do we find joy in serving a crucified Lord and King?

 

 

 

THE LONG BOAT HOME

 

 

 

The Vatican’s Nativity scene will this year feature aspects of life that are close to Pope Francis’ heart namely the living conditions for migrants, treatment of the sick and care for creation.  Measuring an enormous 55 feet across, the Nativity set includes the Maltese boat, which Pope Francis says not only represents the traditional way of life for fishermen but also ‘the realities of migrants who said on makeshift boats to Italy’ The Christmas tree will be 82 feet tall and will remain in St. Peter’s Square until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on 8th January.

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 19th – 27th November     

 

 Saturday

 

19th Nov.            Joan Hilliard, Cahirdown, Months Mind /

 

Noreen Broderick, Bunagara,1st Anniversary/

 

Eva Murphy, Church Street / Jack McElligott & Deceased Family, Shrone West /

 

Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna / Patrick & Mary Murphy, Bedford / James, Kathleen & William Scragg, Ballyhorgan, Lixnaw /  Tim & Mary Horan,  Ennismore / Pat O Connor, Craughatoosane /

 

Margaret Halpin & Deceased Family Clounmacon / Tommy Sheahan, The Square /

 

Michael & Maura McElligott, Asdee /      Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

20th                                       World day of Remembrance of Road Crash Victims          9.00am

 

                Presentation Mass          12.00pm

 

Mon 21st                             James, Nora & Nora Mary Keane, Tanavalla /

 

Bridie Hannon, Gurtcreen            10.30am

 

Tues 22nd                           Jule Scanlon / Richard Dillon, Ennismore /

 

Pat Scully, O’Connell’s Ave.         10.30am

 

Wed 23rd                                                                            Margaret Dalton, Courthouse Lawn & Ballylongford / Catherine O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Teresa, Eileen, Chrissie & John Barrett           10.30am

 

Thurs 24th                                                           Jack & Mary Guiney, Moyvane & Deceased Family Members      10.30am

 

  Friday 25th                        Eamon O Connor, Gurtinard, Months Mind          10.30am

 

                Mass for the Deceased

 

(Nov. 1st 2015 to Oct. 2016)         7.00pm

 

 

 

Saturday

 

26th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

26th                                       Holy Souls on November Lists    10.30am

 

                Eileen O Connell, Woodford, Months Mind /

 

Edward Crowley, Cahirdown, Months Mind / John Harman, Cahirdown, Months Mind /

 

Philomena Walsh, Feale Dr. 1st Anniversary / Cornelius (Neilie) Dore, Woodford /

 

Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Maurice, Annie & Patrick Relihan, Ballylongford / Mary Healy, Greenville /

 

Ellen Halpin, Breda Hinkins Nee Halpin, John Joe Halpin, Johnny & Bridget O Sullivan Dirha Cottages & Ennismore /

 

Rita Moran, 1st Ann., Noreen Galvin, O’Connell’s Ave. & Anne Holly, England /

 

Tony Brennan, Listowel & Newcastlewest           

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

27th                        Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee, Birthday Rem. /

 

Richard & Margaret Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. & Eddie Huges, Cork /

 

Murt & Eileen Daly Knockane &

 

Eileen Larkin, Ballyduff /

 

Angela Lowney, Moyvane & Clonakilty, Cork       9.00am

 

                Denis, Mary & John McCarthy, Tarbert /

 

Thomas (Tom) O’Sullivan, Finuge              12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 20th      November Fr.  Spring  0872935969    (emergencies only)

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS: Mary McClean nee Harman, late of Upper William St, Listowel whose funeral took place in Scotland during the week.

 

FUNERAL NOTICE Tim (Tise) O’Connor, died in Staten Island, New York & late of Ennismore & Killocrim. Requiem Mass in Ballybunion Church on Saturday next 26th November at 11am. burial of ashes in Ballybunion Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Kit Rowe nee Moriarty, Chicago / Eileen O Connor, Church St. / Eddie Flaherty, Charles St. / Padraig Guerin Ballyahadigue / Bridget & John Flaherty, Charles St. /  Pa Ahern & Deceased Members of the Keane Family, Ballygrennan & Chris & Mick Dillon, Ballygrennan / Tony Brennan, Listowel & Newcastlewest / James O Sullivan, Bedford.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents is taking place this weekend (19th Nov.) at our Saturday 6.15pm. Vigil Mass.

 

NORTH KERRY ANNUAL MASS & WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE MASS FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS is taking place on this Sunday morning (Nov. 20th) at 9.00am.  Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw our attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them.

 

PRESENTATION MASS We welcome Bishop Ray and the Presentation Secondary students and Staff who are joining us this Sunday  for our 12.00 noon Mass in anticipation of Presentation Day which is on this Monday, Nov. 21st We are delighted that you are joining us with our Parish Choir at  this  mass. 

 

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD Rosary will be recited at 3pm each Sunday afternoon during November for all the nameless souls interned there. All are welcome.

 

FINUGE GAA ANNUAL MASS Will takes place on Tuesday next 22nd Nov. at 7.30pm. in their Finuge Club Hse..

 

THE LEGION OF MARY have started  up and  meet each Wednesday  at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All welcome.

 

SERVICE OF LIGHT FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS OF  SCOIL REALTA  NA MAIDNE  takes place on Thursday night next ( 24th Nov.)  at 8pm. in the School.

 

SPECIAL MASS FOR  DECEASED OF PAST YEAR:  (Nov. 1st 2015 to Oct. 31st 2016 ) & whose requiem took place in this church  on Friday next, Nov. 25th  at 7.00 p.m, It is organised by the Parish Liturgy Group -view the List of 45 names (RIP) in the board  in front of Our Lady’s Altar. There will be  cuppa after the Mass in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

 

ENROLMENT OF OUR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES FOR 2017: Will take place at the Vigil Mass at 6.15pm. on Saturday night next 26th November.  All candidates and their parents are asked to attend.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS are available at the Parish office. A pack of 6 for €5.00 single Cards €1.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards.

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE We bring your attention to the newly published Diocesan pamphlet on the Permanent Diaconate.  Copies are available at the Parish Office or info at www.dioceseofkerry.ie Here in the diocese of Kerry there are two Deacon’s ordained and four more in training. For more information if interested contact Canon Declan or email admin@diocesofkerry.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 22nd Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 23rd Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You Walk With Grief”: Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm. Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.                                                 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

A CATECHESIS ON MARRIAGE & FAMILY Maryvale Institute International catholic College, a six-month distance learning course with two specialist modules on marriage and the family. Starting January 2017 for further information: tel: (0) 1213608118, email: mfcadmin@maryvale.ac.uk www.maryvale.ac.uk

 

LISTOWEL ENTERPRISE TOWN Bank of Ireland are hosting an Enterprise Town Event at Listowel Community Centre on Friday 25th November from 6pm – 9pm and on Saturday 26th of November from 11am – 2pm. The initiative is to promote and showcase all that Listowel and the North Kerry Area has to offer in business, sports, schools and social community. It is open to the general public and admission is free. There are lots of activities planned over the two days so bring along your family & friends and use this opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping and support local business.

 

TALK ON THE 5TH KERRYMAN KILLED DURING THE RISING &READING BY POET BRENDAN KENNELLY Duagh native and historian Mary McAuliffe will give a talk at 8pm on Thursday, November 24th in Duagh national school hall on Robert Dillon, from Lyreacrompane, who is now called the 'Fifth Kerryman' killed during the Easter Rising. She has researched the story of the local who was a successful businessman in Dublin's Moore Street and who died tragically while trying to get his family to safety during the worst fighting of the Rising. His name is now on the list of the Rising dead in Glasnevin Cemetery. His descendants are the Dillon family in the parish. Dr McAuliffe will also talk on the other men and women who took part in the Rising and who were active during the Revolutionary Years. Poet and Ballylongford native Brendan Kennelly will give a poetry reading and there will also be a musical interlude. This event is

 

a fundraiser for the local transition year students who are travelling with the Hope Foundation to Kolkata and entry is €5 per family. Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising - A Centenary Record will be for sale at a special price on the night. All are welcome.

 

INVITATION TO MEDJUGORJE FOR 2017. June 21th ex Shannon.0ffer price 619 Euro Spiritual directors: Fr. Joe Begley and Fr. Danny Broderick August 2nd. Ex Cork Youth Festival. Spiritual director Fr. John Keane Sept 20th. Ex Cork. Offer price 629 Euro. Spiritual Director Fr. Brian Boyle.

 

Deposit 50 euro will secure place Early booking offer.

 

In order to avail of 100 euro off bookings must be paid in full by Dec. 12th 2016 Contact Tom Dennehy 0876468658 for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE Knockanure and Listowel PARISH NEWSLETTER 12 Nov. 2016

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 089/4044816; Pres & Office ( 068/49308; Parish Secretary: Jacqueline

 

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

 

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

 

                        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. No one is excluded – all are welcome.

 

                                                HOLY SOULS MASSES THIS COMING WEEK

 

We have six Masses for those on the November lists and on the Remembrance Trees this week:

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Mon 14th 7.30pm; Tues 15th 10am;   Thurs 17th 7.30pm

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Wed 16th 10am; Thurs 17th 10am; Sun 20th 10am

 

                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          12th         7.30pm                Patsy Healy, Leitrim East & UK (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:                                Sun        13th        10.00am               Jack Carmody (Anni) & Dec of the Carmody Family

 

MOYVANE:                                                                        11.00am               Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 14th to Sunday 20th November

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon        14th        7.30pm                Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                                Tues      15th        10.00am               Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                                Wed        16th        7.30pm                Mary & Maurice Dowling, Tarbert & their son Hillary

 

                                                                                                                                & Seán Larkin, Carrueragh

 

                                                                Thurs     17th         7.30pm                Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                                Fri           18th        10.00am               Richard Sheehan, The Village, Birthday Remembrance

 

                                                                Sat          19th         7.30pm                Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun         20th        11.00am               Bridie Cambell, Aughrim & UK (1st Anni)

 

                                                                                                12.30pm               Christmas Mass in Marian Hall – see notice opp page

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Mon      14th        12noon Deceased members of the Community Centre

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass will be celebrated in the Community Centre)

 

Tues       15th         7.30pm                Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Wed      16th        10.00am               Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

Thurs      17th        10.00am               Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

           

 

                                 Fri          18th         7.30pm                50th Anni of Scoil Chorp Chríost with Bishop Ray                                                                                 Sun         20th        10.00am               Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

Information

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Yours truly ( 089/4044816. Presbytery ( 068/49308.

 

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

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS:  Offertory  €1,575.36.  Holy Souls €1,039. Very many thanks.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses this weekend in aid of Irish Church Commissions & Agencies.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Donal Kennelly, Castlebar, who is a first cousin to the Kennelly Family, Kilbaha.  May Donal Rest Gently.

 

MEMORIAL MASS:  For the deceased members of Kerry Group in Lixnaw Church on Wed 16th Nov at 8pm.

 

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost opened its doors.  We will celebrate this milestone, on this Fri 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm, Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church at 7.30 p.m.  followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back.  Choir Practice for Jubilee mass on Wednesday 16th at 7.30 p.m.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: AGM Tues 15th Nov at 8pm in the Marian Hall Moyvane.

 

ICA:  The ICA had a very nice 'Remembrance' Mass for deceased past members and their families on Tues last. Thanks to all who attended.  Meeting on Tues 15th at 7:30pm to plan for our Family Fun Day on Sun 27th Nov.

 

FR. PAT MOORE’S BOOK LAUNCH: On Fri 18th Nov at 7.30pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel, Fr Pat’s new book 'Weathering A Storm' will be launched by parishioner Gerard Barrett. Adm is free and everyone is welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Marueen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

 

DAILY HUMBLED AND CHALLANGED

 

Nov 2nd the Feast of All Souls, for our evening Mass in Moyvane, I was deeply touched by the very large numbers who were at this Mass.  Indeed your attendance at all our Holy Souls Masses has simply been fantastic.  Thank you.  Our Holy Souls are wonderful characters for blessing, guiding and touching us deeply during these November days.  They even have arranged for the falling leaves to have such a delightful array of colour as they gently part from our trees.  Letting go – dying so that new leaves can and will return around Easter time – Resurrection time.  When I was a student in Dublin back in the seventies in College we had a staff member in house-keeping and cooking.  She was simply fantastic.  She was a colourful woman whose energy brought joy and blessings into a room but whose history of marriage somewhat paralleled that of the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus in the Scriptures.  None of us knew for sure how often she’d been married and her current man was not her husband.  On one Feast Day of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Brendan Comiskey was coming to the College to say Mass.  Before Mass at the time of gathering, I was given the task of bringing the Bishop to meet the staff in a formal reception line of which she was part.  Bishop Brendan would shake each person’s hand and engage him or her in a brief exchange.  When he came to her, she gave him her name and told him what she did at the College.  He shook her hand and by way of greeting and in conversation asked her: “Are you married?”  She wasn’t quite prepared for that question.  She stammered a bit and replied: “Yes, no, well, kind of?”  Then breaking into a grin said, “Actually, your Grace, I’m living in sin!” To his credit Bishop Brendan grinned as well.  He got what she was saying, not just her words, but also the nuance that her grin conveyed.  Living in sin!  What is Catholic moral theology trying to say with this kind of concept when so many Catholics find such concepts unintelligible and very offensive?

 

HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD?

 

Not everyone like Bishop Brendan has a sense of humour about this.  So what’s to be done?  How do we move forward?  Do we simply abandon a lot of classical moral teachings because so many people today are taking offence at its concepts and language?  Admittedly, it’s a huge problem with a lot of sincere people weighing-in very differently on this issue, as seen at Pope Francis’ Synod in Rome on Marriage and Family Life.  How do we hold authentic Christian moral grounds and at the same time properly account for the actual reality of millions of people including many of our own families and children?  How do we in 2016 name the moral reality of people who are living in situations that, while clearly life-giving, are not in line with Christian principles?  How do we name the moral reality of so many of our own children and loved ones who are living in with partners to whom they are not married but who are drawing life from that relationship?  How do we name the moral situation of that excellent and so Christian woman from my College during my student days?  Her situation while irregular in terms of the Church’s teaching on marriage, but none the less whose presence in any room, including our College, brings life, joy and so many blessings.   Are they living in sin?  Does their situation include some intrinsic evil?

 

WE NEED A NEW LANGUAGE

 

We need a new language within moral theology to answer these questions, or at least in words that our present culture can understand and be challenged by.  It won’t be easy – but we have a fantastic Pope, who like me, is very, very uncomfortable with that awful phrase ‘living in sin!’  The task is to hold our moral ground, challenge a culture which no longer understands or accepts our former way of understanding those things, and yet, at the same time, not bend the truth to the times, nor the Gospel to the World, even as we try a better name for the moral situation within which so many in our world and our loved ones find themselves in.

 

HUMBLED AND CHALLANGED

 

Here in our Parish, and indeed in all Parishes that I have had the privilege to work in, both in England and Ireland, I continue to be daily humbled and challenged by the love, grace, faith and wonderful blessings I see flowing out of people whose situations are ‘irregular’.  How can the good be bad?  November Masses for the Holy Souls (all those on the November Lists and on the Remembrance Trees) call us to come to meet and greet

 

Jesus who loves and understands all our hidden difficulties and anxieties.  Join us as we continue to make it a November to remember all our Faithful Departed.  All are welcome to these Masses.  Join us please.

 

                                                                                 Sunday 13th November, 2016.

 

                                                                                                 Boro Extras

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT:  in Castleisland Parish Church on Mon 5th Dec.  Special guests Castleisland Parish Choir and Brosna Musicians.  Doors open 7pm. Tickets €20 available at Castleisland Parish Office, St. John’s Parish Centre and the Cathedral Office, Killarney in aid of Brosna Parish Church Renovation Fund.  As you are so very generous in this Parish, on behalf of the Finance Committee, we have decided to donate €200 to the above fund.  They are struggling so your support is deeply appreciated.  Thank you.

 

POSTERS & LEAFLETS IN CHURCH:  Would those who regularly leave posters and leaflets at the back of both Churches please have the curtesy to drop these into the Parish Office and we can put them on display

 

ourselves.  Thank you.

 

ST. PATRICK’S CAMPUS THURLES INFORMATION EVENING: If you are interested in a second-level teaching career in Business Studies, Accountancy, Irish and Religious Studies then the Mary Immaculate College, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles Information Evening is a must for you. Come along on Thurs 24th Nov from 6pm – 8pm, meet with our lecturers and students and see what MIC St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles can offer you. For more information visit www.mic.ul.ie or ( 0504/21201.

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  A Positive Approach to Scripture:  Mon 14th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 16th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues 15th Nov 7pm-8pm.

 

Bereavement Support Day -“Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”: Sat 26th Nov 10am-4pm.

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Sat 19th Nov 9.45am-4.00pm.

 

Contact the Retreat Centre on 066/7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net for further details.

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP IN LISTOWEL:  If you would like to gain self-confidence, self-esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thurs, Nov 17th from 8 -10pm.  Adm €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087/2193670.

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact: O’Shea’s on 066/7180123.

 

MY FIRST COUSIN:  Your prayerful support would be greatly appreciated as, God willing I head to England next Sunday evening for Michael’s funeral.  Michael was the brother I never had!  Pray for all of us.  May Michael reap the rewards of his labour.  May Linda and Claire and all the family be helped at this time by God’s loving presence and your prayers.  May he Rest In Peace.

 

GOOD LUCK:  To Moyvane Seniors as they take on Tarbert in Bally this Sun at 1pm.  Good luck to all involved.

 

Our prayerful good wishes go to top supporter Jerry Brosnan, hope he will be back among us very shortly.

 

                   LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA

 

It is important that you keep the following phone numbers in your homes for sick calls and emergencies.

 

These are the days that our three Priests in the Pastoral Area cover.

 

Monday & Wednesday                 Fr. Mossie Brick                                                087/9473317                     

 

Tuesday & Saturday                       Fr. Declan O’Connor                                       087/0908949     

 

Thursday & Friday                           Fr. Kevin McNamara                       089/4044816

 

The Priest on duty each Sunday will be listed in the Newsletter.

 

IT MUST BE EASY FOR HER

 

The next time this thought creeps into your mind, remember this: It isn’t easy for any of us to overcome the past, to forget the pain we have suffered, to let go, to get up when we are tired, to smile when we feel like crying.  Yet there are gifts in all experiences and we can make a choice to see the light even in dark places.

 

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:

 

    I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.

    You don’t get much done by starting tomorrow.

    A smile has more than its face value.

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 5th      13th   November     

 Saturday

12th Nov.            Prionsias (Frank) Kelly, Derry & Donegal, 1st Ann.  / Anne O Keeffe, Tralee, Recently Deceased / Dermot Buckley, Bridge Rd. /

Irene McElligott, Craughatoosane /

Paddy Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Ballygologue Pk. / John Sayers, Greenville /

Deceased Members of the O’Connor & O’Sullivan Families, Bunagara /

Maire & Tom Keane, The Lodge /

Finbarr McAuliffe, Church St.  &

John O Hara, Newcastlewest /

Norma Ryan, Skehenerin / John & Tom Daly, Bridge Rd. / Dr. Robert Corridan, The Square /

James, Mary Anne & John Enright, Dromurrin &

John, Brendan & Martina Guiney, Charles St. /

Paddy  Devey, Willow Place         Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

13th                                       Sean Boland, Market St. /

Mossie Molyneaux, Woodford /

Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd /

Teddy & Margaret Hartnett, Lartigue Village & Clieveragh/ Nora Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave                9.00am

                Remembrance Sunday  12.00pm

Mon 14th                            Mary Mc Loughlin, Crossmolina, Mayo /

Anne Looney Skehenerin             10.30am

Tues 15th                            Peggy Mahony Conway & Nora Mahony & Deceased Family Members   10.30am

Wed 16th                                                                            Margaret Stack, Charles St & John Rowan, Tarbert / Jeremiah Broderick, Gale Cross     10.30am

Thurs 17th                                                           Paddy, Patrick & Mary Dillon, Gortacrissane         10.30am

  Friday 18th                        Jeremiah Kelliher, Greenville      10.30am

 

Saturday

19th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

19th                                       Holy Souls on November Lists    10.30am

                Joan Hilliard, Cahirdown, Months Mind /

Noreen Broderick, Bunagara,1st Anniversary/

Eva Murphy, Church Street / Jack McElligott & Deceased Family, Shrone West /

Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna / Patrick & Mary Murphy, Bedford / James, Kathleen & William Scragg, Ballyhorgan, Lixnaw /  Tim & Mary Horan,  Ennismore / Pat O Connor, Craughatoosane /

Margaret Halpin & Deceased Family Clounmacon              Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

20th                        World day of Remembrance of Road Crash Victims         9.00am

                Mass honouring Feast of Presentation   12.00pm

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 13th      November Fr.  McNamara 0894044816    (emergencies only)

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

RECENT DEATHS: Nuala Hurley, Cork & O’Connell’s Ave.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Peggy Walsh, Ivy House, The Square / Mai Stack, Feale Drive / John Jack Flavin, Dirha Cottages / John Sayers, Greenville / Margaret Duggan, Dirha East.

CHURCH NOTICES

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION for IRISH CHURCH COMMISSION & AGENCIES will be taken up after Holy Communion this weekend 12th & 13th Nov.

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR WORLD WAR 1 will be celebrated at the 12.00 noon mass on this Sunday. Following  Mass there will be celebrations  in St. John’s, The Square. There will be bag pipers to play music, a wreath laying ceremony with the last post/revallie and the National Anthem being played. Followed by a roll call of the names of the 155 men/boys that died from the Listowel and the North Kerry area in WW1. Canon Declan will oblige with a prayer and a blessing on the day.  All are welcome to attend.

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD The Rosary will be recited in Teampill Ban Famine Graveyard at 3pm each Sunday during November. Beginning this Sunday November 13th. Do come along and visit this peaceful little corner of Lovely Listowel and spare a little time for all the nameless souls interned there.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP Will meet on Monday 14th November at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

ACTIVE RETIRED ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS will take place on Tuesday next Nov. 15th at 3pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.  A special tribute will be paid to the late Micheál O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs (recently deceased).

PARISH BAPTISMAL TEAM: Our Parish Baptismal Teams are up and running and doing a great job in preparing our young parents as they present their children for Baptism. A meeting of above group will take place on this Tuesday Nov. 15th at 8.00 pm. in the Presbytery. All members please attend.

THE LEGION OF MARY is up and running and will meet next Wednesday 16th at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

PARISH RETREAT: Facilitated by Noirin Ni Rian of Glenstal Abbey. St. John’s, Listowel, Saturday next, November 19th 10am-4pm.  Contact Parish Office 21188.

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place next weekend 19th November at the Saturday 6.15pm. Vigil Mass.

NORTH KERRY ANNUAL MASS & WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS at the 9.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning (Nov. 20th )  at 9am.  Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw the our attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them.

PRESENTATION MASS In anticipation of Presentation Day which is Monday, Nov. 21st the students and staff of the Presentation Secondary School, Listowel will host the 12.00 noon Mass on Sunday next ( Nov. 20th ) and we are honoured that our Bishop, Ray Browne will be the main celebrant of the mass.  We are delighted that our young people will sing with our Parish Choir and be involved in the mass. 

NEW LISTOWEL PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS are available at the Parish office. A pack of 6 for €5.00 single Cards €1.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CRAFT FAIR After 12.00 noon Masson  this Sunday, drop over to the Craft fair at the Seanchai Centre and to the food market at the Listowel Arms Hotel, organised as part of Listowel Food Fair. Both are open from 11am to 5pm.  Free entry.

FR PAT MOORE: Launches his new book ‘Weathering A Storm' on Friday 18 Nov. at 7.30 in the Arms hotel. All are welcome.

ST. JOHNS: Poor Jimmy – a comic drama with a local cast, Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th November at 8pm.

LOST & FOUND A sum of money was found on Tuesday morning at 9.30am in the cows lawn near the cemetery – Contact Parish Office.

KERRY INGREDIENTS a memorial mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients Listowel at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday next Nov.16th Nov. at 8pm.

 

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

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR meeting will take place on Monday 14th at 8.30pm. in the parish meeting room. 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP IN LISTOWEL:  If you would like to gain self confidence, self esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, November 17 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

MOYVANE KNOCKANURE  PARISH NEWSLETTER Sunday Nov. 6th 2016

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 089/4044816 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  

 

                        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.

 

                  HOLY SOULS MASSES THIS COMING WEEK

 

We have six Masses for those on the November lists and on the Remembrance Trees this week:

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:   Mon 7th     7.30pm;   Tues 8th         10.00am;    Wed 9th   7.30pm.

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Tues 8th   7.00pm;  Thurs 10th    7.30pm;                Fri 11th   10.00am.

 

 

 

                             Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat      5th       7.30pm          Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      6th      10.00am          Paddy, Bridie & Jack Flavin, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                      11.00am          Danny & Joan Enright, Aughrim & Glin (Anni)

 

                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 7th to Sunday 13th November

 

                            Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                           Mon       7th     7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                Tues      8th    10.00am          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                             8th    8.00pm     ICA Mass for all Deceased Members in Marian Hall 

 

                                                Wed      9th     7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                Sat      12th     7.30pm          Patrick (Patsy) Healy, Leitrim East & UK (Rec Dec)

 

                                                Sun      13th    11.00am          Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                           Tues  8th    7.00pm     Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Tree

 

           

 

                   Thurs 10th       7.30pm         Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                Fri       11th      10.00am          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Trees)

 

          

 

                                                             7.30pm          Michael Lane, Beenanaspig (Anni)

 

                                                                         8.30pm     Maurice Collins, Lisaniskea & Tralee (Rec Dec)

 

                                                Sun     13th     10.00am          Jack Carmody, Knockanure (Anni) & Deceased Members

 

                                                                                                of the Carmody Family

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses next weekend 13th/14th in aid of Irish Church Commissions & Agencies.

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Eamon ‘Bomber’ O’Connor, l/o Mike The Pies Bar, Listowel, we offer our prayerful sympathy to his Family but especially to brothers Tom & Denis and their wives Eileen & Maureen who join us for Eucharistic Celebrations both in Knockanure & Moyvane.  To Fr. Kevin on the death of his first cousin Michael McNamara, Derbyshire, U.K.  To John O’Sullivan, Glenalappa & all the O’Sullivan Family on the death of his Grandfather Micheál. May Eamon, Michael & Micheál Rest In Peace.  Masses for the aforementioned will be celebrated shortly in our Parish.

 

NOVEMBER LISTS:  Very many thanks for your most generous offerings which to date have amounted to €1,138.  Such large attendance at the November Masses for our Holy Souls shows how lovingly and positively you all hold and honour your faithful departed.  This coming week we have Six Masses for all included on the November lists and on our Remembrance Trees.  Note times please.  Morning Masses included for those who may find it difficult to come out on these dark evenings. Please invite neighbours and friends to these Masses.  All are welcome.  Many thanks.

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE ALTAR SOCIETY:  We are most fortunate and indeed richly blessed to have a loyal and very dedicated group of Parishioners who volunteer in arranging the flowers for the Church in Moyvane. Many thanks to Olive, Eileen, Anne, Marie, Mary, Ita, Sharon, Marie, Maura, Karina, Catherine & Madge who freely give of their time to adorn our Altars with beautiful flower arrangements. May the Lord reward you for such great generosity.  Thank you so very much. New volunteers welcome.  See Eileen Collins.  

 

THE ANNUAL ICA NOVEMBER MASS:  is on in the Marian Hall on this Tues eve at 8pm. All deceased past members and their families will be prayed for at this special Mass. All parishioners are most welcome. We will have tea and a chat after mass!

 

GOOCH & BARRY JOHN IN TOWN: 'Míle Buíochas' to all who came to the raising of our first Green Flag in Murhur N.S. on Friday last.  A sincere 'Thank you' to our special guests Colm Cooper and Barry John Keane who proved to be such a success on the day. It was a wonderful and proud occasion for the School and Parish.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: will take place in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Maureen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX: Christmas all wrapped up on Sun 4th Dec featuring Arts, Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion & a visit from Santa.  If interested in exhibiting ( Mirium 087/9421862 or Geraldine 087/2684540.

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREERS SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting at Family Resource Centre on Tues Nov 8th at 12.30pm.

 

                           TIME WILL TELL – GOD’S MINUTE

 

Time is the one commodity that measures our days.  Even in retirement, clocks or watches are often presented!  This day, some people are ‘killing time’ – nothing to do and all day to do it.  Others will give anything for more time as they face terminal illness.  More will be ‘marking time’ at home or at school.  Indeed, some reading this may be a bit breathless in the rush to get out on time for Sunday Mass.  We need to foster prudence and foresight.  To be able to read the warning signs and to take precautions accordingly is wisdom in action.  To me it seems that people who do great things for God and neighbour have no difficulty in using their time, only in finding enough of it to go around.  In this lovely poem entitled ‘God’s Minute’ someone once wrote:

 

I have only just a minute,

 

Only sixty seconds in it,

 

Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,

 

Didn’t seek it, Didn’t choose it,

 

But it’s up to me to use it

 

I must suffer if I loose it

 

Give account if I abuse it,

 

Just a tiny minute –

 

But eternity is in it….

 

Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.  Please make these present November days special for all our Holy Souls.  We invite you to make time to come to the Masses this week honouring and remembering all our Faithful Departed listed on our November lists and named on our Remembrance Trees.  See times and dates on opposite page.

 

FACE TO FACE MEETING - THANKS TO POPE FRANCIS

 

There is awful anger and grievance in Venezuela as the people wish to remove their President Nicola Maduro.  However, the Venezuelan Government and Opposition and Representatives sat down at the negotiation table last Sunday, one week after President Maduro had visited the Vatican and had a meeting with Pope Francis for one hour.  Pope Francis urged him to hold talks with the Opposition sooner rather than later.  In the first face-to-face meeting with the two sides this year President Maduro shook hands with the five Opposition Leaders who attended the talks.  On Friday next the 11th they will have ‘National Dialogue’-no mediators, no solicitors, just both sides face-to-face.  Pope Francis is over joyed.  He cried with joy and said “the fact that both sides met last Sunday and gathering again on Friday next, is so very positive and very Christian”.  Let us all pray for Venezuela this week as they gather on Friday.  It is good for both sides to talk, especially face-to-face.  Well done Pope Francis.

 

                                    Sunday 6th November, 2016.

 

           Boro Extras

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season.  You can e-mail your message to Moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie or text 087/6173000 or post your message on Moyvane Village Facebook.

 

HISTORY TALK:  ‘Firies 1916 and Volunteers’ Actions’ in Tralee Library on Tues 8th Nov at 7.30pm.

 

SONGS OF LOVE AND PRAISE: A concert devoted to the sacred choral music of St. Mary's Cathedral Choral Director Aidan O' Carroll takes place at the Friary Church, Killarney, on Sun, Nov 13th at 8pm. St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Sopranos Miriam Murphy and Aisling O' Carroll, Baritone Gavan Ring, Flautist Ermelinda Qejvani. Tickets available at the door on the night or from Kerry School of Music. Tel: 066/7125690.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  A Positive Approach to Dealing with Stress: Mon 7th Nov  7pm-8.30pm.

 

An hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues 8th Nov 7pm-8pm.

 

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 9th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”: Sat 26th Nov 10am-4pm.

 

Self-Care Day:  Saturday 19th Nov. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: 066/7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.

 

GOD’S WORD IS A LIVING WORD

 

This story happened in my 10th year of Priesthood in Sherman Oaks, California.  I was giving Missions in many Parishes all around Sherman Oaks with lots of Prayer Meetings on Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm.  A prominent Parishioner who gave me tremendous support and lots of encouragement arrived on Saturday just on his way back from a Gay Pride March.  Several Gay and Lesbian people had come with him to the Prayer Meeting.  I was at the front of the hall and was trying to start the Prayer Meeting.  I could hardly be heard over a jeering group of protestors at the back of the hall.  They had some knowledge that some Gay and Lesbian people were coming to the Prayer Meeting.  “Sinners!” they shouted, “Repent of your sick and evil ways!” The protestors got louder and angrier, waving their Bibles over their heads.  I asked for silence and eventually got it and said an opening prayer.  I then invited the Gay and Lesbian people to come to the front.  Then, the whole group at the front turned and looked at all who had gathered from the Prayer Meeting.  “Shame, Shame”, they chanted softly, shaking their heads.  Then I moved it on to the chant “Jesus loves me and Jesus loves you”, over and over again.  The gay group kept chanting this gently, but that was too much.  Suddenly, one, then another and another of the protestors jumped up on the tables at the back of the room.  Soon, they were all screaming together, “Jesus hates you! Jesus hates you! Jesus hates you!” The words came with such violent anger that all the gay people grew silent, fearing for their lives.  The Parishioner who invited them was really afraid.  But more than this, the Parishioner was filled with rage and sorrow.  Sorrow that the name of Jesus could be so violently taken in vain.  What would ever give anyone the right to say “Jesus hates you”, to another human being?  What sort of faith is this?  What witness so righteous, so right that Jesus’ name could ever be used for such hateful condemnation?  I wish I could tell you that I made up this story.  I did not.  Indeed I fear it has probable been repeated many times in many places.  People often twist Jesus’ words to their own purpose and make them mean what they want them to mean.  Do you ever do it?

 

                                    DIVIDED STATES

 

The world is watching in baffled astonishment as the USA Presidential Election takes place on Tuesday in what has been one of the most divisive elections in American history.  I really wonder can our prayers help them.  Their anger, awful language and hatred are terrible to witness.  They have no respect for each other.  Maybe our prayers might help them focus on what it means both in duty and example as to what is involved in being President of the United States.  Their constitution, a masterpiece of Political ingenuity that has held conflicting forces in balance for more than two centuries is undergoing one of its most severe trials. Will Donald Trump be tamed? If Hillary Clinton becomes President will she have so many dark forces unleashed against her, led by Trump in total opposition to her?  The world holds its breath.  Please God our prayer for good language and a willingness to serve rather than promotion of self will touch both candidates.

 

NEXT WEEK:  The phrase ‘LIVING IN SIN’ - join us next week for a special observation and sharing about this phrase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 5th      13th   November     

 

 Saturday

 

5th Nov.               Noreen Lyons, Cahirdown /

 

Stephen & Tony Whelan, Finuge /

 

Nelly & Jackie O Flaherty, Greenville /

 

Mary & John Linnane, Urlee, Lisselton /

 

Helen O Keeffe, England & Charles St. /

 

Maureen & James Keane, William St. /

 

Kathleen McCarthy, Tanavalla /

 

Breda Mahony, Cahirdown /

 

Tom, Bridget, William & Sean Thornton, Gortnaminch / Maureen Dowling, Derry /

 

Paddy Horgan & Gerard Griffin, Charles St. /

 

Joe Heffernan, Clieveragh /

 

Teresa O’Sullivan nee Lucey, Charles St.                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

6th                          People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Jim Scanlon, Dirha East, Month Mind /

 

Thomas Sheehan, Ballygologue Pk 1st Anniv.

 

Danny & Nora O Donoghue, Bedford /

 

Nora & Paddy Lyons, Charles St. /

 

Francis Carton, Galway / Deceased Members of the O’Donoghue family, Bedford / Ned & Joan Brick, Dirha & Charles St.           12.00pm

 

Mon 7th                               Tom, Seán Sheehy & Sr. Elizabeth Anne Sheehy, Asdee 10.30am

 

Tues 8th                               Mass of thanksgiving /

 

Special Intention Operation        10.30am

 

Wed 9th                                                                               PEOPLE OF THE PARISH 10.30am

 

Thurs 10th                                                           Special Intention              10.30am

 

  Friday 11th                        Patrick & Nora Carey & Deceased Family, Convent St.     10.30am

 

Saturday

 

12th   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Saturday

 

12th                                       Holy Souls           10.30am

 

                 Prionnsias (Frank) Kelly, Derry & Donegal, 1st Ann.  / Anne O Keeffe, Tralee, Recently Deceased / Dermot Buckley, Bridge Rd. /

 

Irene McElligott, Craughatoosane /

 

Paddy Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Ballygologue Pk. / John Sayers, Greenville /

 

Deceased Members of the O’Connor & O’Sullivan Families, Bunagara /

 

Maire & Tom Keane, The Lodge /

 

Finbarr McAuliffe, Church St.  &

 

John O Hara, Newcastlewest /

 

Norma Ryan, Skehenerin /

 

John & Tom Daly, Bridge Rd.      

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

13th                       Sean Boland, Market St. /

 

Nora Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave /

 

Mossie Molyneaux, Woodford /

 

Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd             9.00am

 

                Remembrance Sunday 12.00pm

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 6th      November  Fr.  Brick  087-9473317    (emergencies only)

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS: Eamon O Connor, Gurtinard.

 

Micheál O’Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Nellie McDonald, Main St. / Agnes Kelly, Charles St. / Noel O Sullivan, Gortnaminch.

 

NOVEMBER VISIT TO OUR CEMETERIES ON

 

THIS SUNDAY NOV. 6THYou are invited to come to your local cemetery to pray for our dead.  Canon Declan will lead a short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes approx.) in each of our graveyards where we will pray for all our dead buried in that cemetery. 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD will take place on this Saturday vigil Mass only this weekend.

 

FR. SEAN O SHEEHY COURSE last session on prayer - topic is The Holy Mass: The Most Complete Prayer  Monday 7th November in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LECTIO DIVINA: Every Tuesday after  Mass in Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LITURGY GROUP will meet on Wednesday next the 9th November at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

WORKING WITH MARY.  The Legion of Mary is holding an explanatory meeting on Wednesday 9th November at 8 p.m. in the Parish meeting room.  They would like to extend an invitation to all to attend.  It is hoped that it will be an opportunity to learn more about this Irish and international organisation with the view to establishing a local group.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meeting will take place on Thursday 10th November at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL meeting will take place on Friday next the 11th November at 8pm in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

IRISH CHURCH COMMISSION & AGENCIES ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION will be take up at all Masses, after Holy Communion  12th & 13th  Nov.

 

THE YEAR OF MERCY: will come to a close on November 20th, the Feast of Christ the King, when Pope Francis closes the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome. The holy doors around the world will be closed on Sunday next , Nov 13th

 

PARISH RETREAT: Facilitated by Noirin Ni Rian of Glenstal Abbey. St. John’s, Listowel, Saturday November 19th 10am-4pm. More Information/bookings contact Parish Office 21188  Limited numbers left.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS OF OUR CHURCH will be  available at the Parish Office from Wednesday onwards. Individual Cards are €1.00 each and pack of 6 for €5.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards.

 

                                                                                                                            

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP Holds its monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday, November 8 at 12.30pm.

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR WORLD WAR 1 will take place in St. John’s, The Square after 12noon. Mass on next Sunday (Nov. 13th). There will be bag pipers to play music, a wreath laying ceremony with the last post/revallie and the national anthem being played. Followed by a roll call of the names of the 155 men/boys that died from the Listowel and the North Kerry area in WW1. Canon Declan will oblige with a prayer and a blessing on the day. The service will take 30/40 mins max. All are welcome to attend.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL aims to raise awareness and help reduce Alcohol harm in Listowel by supporting local people to be part of a local solution. You are invited to attend an Information Night on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 8pm in Listowel Family Resource Centre.  For info: contact Ger Lowe, KDYS Youth Centre, 087 9263803.

 

FR PAT MOORE LAUNCHES HIS NEW BOOK ‘Weathering A Storm'. on Friday 18 Nov. at 7.30 in the Arms hotel. All welcome.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

KERRY INGREDIENTS a memorial mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients Listowel at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 16th Nov. at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Would you like to become a volunteer for children's Storytime and other events?. Do you have 45 Minutes to spare on a Saturday morning or afternoon?. If 'Yes' then pop into and speak to a member of staff for more details Tel: 068-23044.

 

SONGS OF LOVE AND PRAISE: A concert devoted to the sacred choral music of St. Mary's Cathedral Choral Director Aidan O' Carroll takes place at the Friary Church, Killarney, on Sunday, November 13th at 8pm. St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Sopranos Miriam Murphy and Aisling O' Carroll, Baritone Gavan Ring, Flautist Ermelinda Qejvani. Tickets available at the door on the night or from Kerry School of Music. Tel: 066 7125690.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net. A Positive Approach to Dealing with Stress: Paul Montgomery, Monday 7th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm. An hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 8th Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 9th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Bereavement Support Day -“Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”, Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm.

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday 19th Nov. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett 0872498061. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

STRIKING A CHORD stories & poems from over 40 North Kerry writers.  All the proceeds will go to Áras Mhuire.  Costs €10 Euro on Thursday Nov 10th at 7pm in St. John's, Listowel.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX will hold a Christmas All Wrapped up on Sunday December 4th featuring a variety of Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion and much, much more with a visit from Santa.   Anyone interested in exhibiting please contact Mirium on 087 9421862 or Geraldine on  087 2684540.

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 089/4044816 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

 

 

 

                                                               Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October

 

 

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat           22nd         7.30pm              Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                                Sun          23rd     10.00am                Michael & Julia O’Sullivan, Trien (Anni)

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun          23rd     11.00am                Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni) & his loving parents

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat

 

 

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 24th to Sunday 30th October

 

 

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

                                                                Mon      24th          7.30pm                Jimmy Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim & London (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                & his loving parents Patrick & Margaret

 

 

 

                                                                Tues      25th          7.30pm                Enrolment Celebration Murhur N.S. (No Mass)                                                                                  Fri                                                           Fri           28th          7.30pm                Emma O’Brien (nee Holly), The Village

 

 

 

                                                                Sat          29th         7.00pm                Liam Sexton, Knockanure (Anni) (please note time)

 

 

 

                                                                Sun        30th     11.00am   Ann Higgins, Coolock (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                                                Wed      26th          7.30pm                Enrolment Celebration Scoil Chorp Chríost (No Mass)

 

 

 

                                                                Sun     30th            10.00am               Joan Hillard, Tullamore, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

ENROLMENT CELEBRATIONS: for the thirteen children who will be making their Holy Communion, God willing, next May.  Parents, Family & Friends will assemble for Murhur N.S. on Tues 25th at 7.30pm in Moyvane Church and for Scoil Chorp Chríost on Wed 26th at 7.30pm in Knockanure Church.  Your prayerful support for the children, their families & teachers is deeply appreciated.  All welcome to attend the Liturgy of the Word and Commitment celebrations.

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  To Bernie & Jack Walsh, Moyvane North on the death of Bernie’s sister Ann Higgins, l/o Coolock, Dublin.  Ann’s funeral was on Sat 22nd in Coolock.  To Marie Walsh & Family, Barragougeen on the death of her aunt Joan Hillard, l/o Tullamore, Listowel whose funeral was celebrated in Listowel on Wed last.  Our prayerful support to all who mourn Ann and Joan at this time and may they both enjoy New Life and Rest In Peace with the Lord forever.  Amen.  A Mass for Joan will be celebrated on Sun 30th at 10am in Knockanure and for Ann on Sun 30th at 11am in Moyvane.

 

 

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE:  I had an utterly grace filled, happy and most enjoyable pilgrimage.  Delightful pilgrims, nice liturgies and excellent sharing.  The weather was so very kind, glorious sunshine.  I prayed for all of you there.  St. Padre Pio won’t let us down.  May his blessing continue to bless and support all of us.

 

 

 

FANTASTIC PARISH SPIRIT:  This is my first time in a one Priest Parish. All other Parishes I have served in had at least one or more Priests.  This meant that when I went on holidays or on pilgrimage the other Priest/Priests took over.  As you know local Priests helped so generously with all the Masses.  The support of all in the Parish Office, our very active Parish Pastoral Council and Liturgy Groups ensured that everything went off efficiently and smoothly in the Parish.  All of them and each of you are contributing so very much in creating a fantastic Parish Spirit.  Thanks to one and all.  Well done!

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.

 

 

 

We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

 

 

 

ICA- FINAL REMINDER:  That any remaining items for inclusion in the Time Capsule can be handed in at the Marian Hall (kitchen) on Tuesday evening 25th  7.30 - 8.00pm.  Meeting at 8.00pm.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATES:

 

 

 

1.TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL:

 

 

 

Due to the present industrial situation in second-level schools the

 

 

 

Annual School Open Night is on Wed 26th Oct rather than Thurs 27th.

 

 

 

2. GROW WORLD COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:   Public meeting in Listowel Arms Hotel on Wed 26th Oct at 7.30pm NOT 27th as previously advertised.  All welcome.  ( Jerry 086/0271990.

 

 

 

THE NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPTICS CLUB:  Would like to thank all who supported their recent Church Gate Collection at both Churches.  You very generously gave €730.  The Club wishes to thank their collectors too.  Thanks to all. (Kitty Windle on behalf of the Club)

 

 

 

MURHUR N.S. MOYVANE:  will be raising their Green flag on this Fri 28th Oct.  It is the first Green Flag which is for litter and waste.  It reduces the amount of litter and waste in the school and promotes awareness among the children at school and at home.  The one and only Colm 'Gooch' Cooper, who won yet another County Championship medal with his beloved Dr. Crokes last Sunday, will be the special guest on the day!!  Time TBC.  All welcome. Congratulations to all involved.  It’s great for our community.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER LIST ENVELOPES:  These envelopes are available in your offertory boxes and also at the back of both Churches.  Next week we will give you a full list of Masses for your faithful departed.

 

 

 

IN YOUR BORO EXTRA THIS WEEKEND

 

 

 

ü  For next weekend only the Vigil Mass will move to 7pm. 

 

 

 

ü  This is Mission Sunday – Message from Fr. Maurice Hogan, S.S.C.

 

 

 

ü  Countdown to Festival – see full timetable of action packed weekend

 

 

 

ü  Remembering all who have died in KUH – November Mass

 

 

 

Read the details of all the above in the Boro Extra by logging onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie – click on Parishes-Moyvane-Parish Newsletter.  If you haven’t access to the website contact a friend who has and they will only be too glad to help you.

 

 

 

                                                                         POPE FRANCIS IS WINNING!           

 

 

 

Fresh back from Rome and one can see that the election of Pope Francis three years ago has transformed the mood inside the Catholic Church.  There is hope where there was confusion; mercy and great compassion where there was judgement and condemnation.  He is finding that moods are easier to shift than structures.   His reform of the Roman Curia has met with internal opposition.  It’s a very ‘Catholic thing’ - we have always done it this way.  The Pope has in recent times been known to walk out of the office through St. Peter’s Square to get some shopping for himself.  Lingering in the Square on the first day of my Pilgrimage in the hope he might just pass the Swiss Guards and venture out, I got talking to a Priest from Dallas, U.S.A.   He told me four days previously there was a group of twenty five Pilgrims from England, who comprised of ten young adults with Downs Syndrome.  After they went through THE HOLY DOOR and passing the Swiss Guards on the way back to their bus Pope Francis appeared.  He hugged them, high fived them and blessed them.  It all happened so fast that no pictures were taken.  Impulse-that’s his greatest gift.  His lovely action some time ago taking thirteen refugee families back to Rome with the promise to give them a new start and to look after them was simply fantastic.  How many refugees have we taken in here in Ireland?  The present Curia can’t and won’t respond to impulse.  Pope Francis may have more success with his efforts to switch the emphasis in Church teaching from the importance of keeping to the rules to reliance on God’s mercy, which is closer to the core message of the Gospels.  This past week he has named seventeen new Cardinals, thirteen who are eligible to take part in the Papal Election.  Particularly welcome is the rare appointment as Cardinal of Archbishop Zenari of war-torn Syria.  It is a clear sign that regardless of whomever else has given up in utter despair over Syria and its awful war, Pope Francis is not one of them.  It’s a terrific message of love and of solidarity not just to Syrian Christians who have suffered so much, but indeed to all who are suffering worldwide as a result of civil wars.  Our Pope is winning in bringing the Vatican and the Pope closer to people, which is all part of his grand design.  He is slowly but surely by-passing the old order in the Curia.  Our prayers can, please God, continue to help and support him.  Long may he be with us.

 

 

 

                                                                      

 

 

 

 Sunday 23rd October, 2016.

 

 

 

Boro Extras

 

 

 

VIGIL MASS OF 29TH OF OCTOBER MOVES TO 7PM FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

 

 

 

Those of you who get this newsletter on Friday please inform neighbours and friends that our Vigil Mass on Sat 29th Oct is at 7pm.  As this is a very special weekend in our Parish with the Festival, and the legendary “Boro Dinner” at 8pm in the Marian Hall.  Our 7pm Mass will give ample time for Parishioners to be relaxed rather than rushed and flustered trying to get seats at tables for the “Boro Dinner”.  As ever excellent Chef Denis Doody and his wonderful and very pleasant and helpful staff will insure that an excellent and very lavish meal awaits all of us who are attending.  Elsewhere in this newsletter and in posters in local Shops and Bars a detailed timetable is available.  Your support is vital in seeing that the Festival continues.  I have only experienced one so far and I must confess I really enjoyed it.  The moving of our Vigil Mass with your generous permission makes a very positive statement of your support for the Festival too.  The Community Diary on Radio Kerry will alert listeners about our Festival and about the Vigil Mass time change to 7pm.  Please play your part too, especially by informing regular attendees of this Mass who may not listen to Radio Kerry and who only pick up this Newsletter minutes before the normal 7.30pm Vigil Mass.

 

 

 

THIS IS MISSION SUNDAY

 

 

 

“Very many thanks for your generous donations last weekend to the Missions collection which amounted to €505.  The theme for this year is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary’.  Since this year is also the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we may add:  ‘Every Christian is a Missionary of Mercy’, for the service of mercy is central to the Church’s missionary outreach.  Pope Francis says:  “We need Christians who make God’s mercy and tenderness to every creature visible to people today”.  Wishing you every blessing.  All our animation material (including that for Mission Sunday and the National Day of Prayer) is on our website (www.wmi.ie) P.S.  I cannot emphasise how much your prayers mean to us and to the missionary activity of the wider Church”  Fr. Maurice Hogan, S.S.C

 

 

 

FESTIVAL TIMETABLE

 

 

 

Please give the Festival your full support. You have a wide and varied programme see below.

 

 

 

Friday:                   12noon                Murhur & Knockanure National School Art Competition

 

 

 

                                                 8.30pm                Rambling House in Marian Hall

 

 

 

Saturday:                   11am – 1pm                 Art workshop for Children 5 to 8 year olds & FIFA Playstation Tournament

 

 

 

                                                       for 7 to 12 years at the Marian Hall.

 

 

 

                                                 7.00pm                Vigil Mass followed by Annual Boro Dinner in Marian Hall at 8pm.

 

 

 

                                                                                (Please note once off 7pm Vigil Mass)

 

 

 

Sunday:                                11.30am               Vintage Rally/Mini Trade Show & Craft Fair & Farmers Market

 

 

 

                                                1.30pm                Official Unveiling of 1916 Garden of Remembrance by Senator Mark Daly

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

                                                1.45pm                Youth Club Walk – Community Centre Car Park

 

 

 

                                                2.00pm                Dog Show – Church Car Park

 

 

 

                              

 

 

 

                2.30pm                Bonnie Baby & Glamorous Granny Competitions – Community Centre

 

 

 

                                                3.00pm                Puppet Show with Kiddies entertainment – Community Centre

 

 

 

                                                 8.00pm                One Act Play “Fledged & Flown” followed by Variety Concert – Marian Hall

 

 

 

Monday:                               12noon                North Kerry Harriers first Hunt of Season

 

 

 

                                  1.30pm – 3.30pm           Halloween Fancy Dress & Kids Disco for u12’s in Marian Hall

 

 

 

                                                  3.00pm               I.C.A. Ceremony for Burying of Time Capsule

 

 

 

NOTICES

 

 

 

ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS FOR DECEASED PATIENTS IN KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL:

 

 

 

Fr. Teddy Lenihan, Senior Chaplain in KUH, Tralee has been in touch to remind all that their annual Mass for all who died in the Hospital since Nov last year (including those who died by stillbirth and miscarriage) will be celebrated in the Hospital Chapel on Mon 7th Nov at 7pm.  Relatives and friends invited.  God’s continual blessings on Fr. Teddy, Fr. Gerard and all on the Pastoral Care team in KUH.  They do fantastic work.  May the Lord continue to guide and protect them.

 

 

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: on Thurs Oct 27th in the Rose Hotel at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 23rd     30th   October    

 

 Saturday

 

22nd Oct.             Pat Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive &

 

John Downey, Brosna /

 

Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

23rd                                       Margaret Peggy Enright, The Square & Cahirdown            9.00am

 

                Bridie & Michael Flavin & Deceased Family, Knockane / Mary Sheehy, Gortacrissane /

 

John, Nora, & Sean Stack, Tarbert /

 

Johanna Sheehy, Clieveragh /

 

Brendan Harnett, Railway House, Killocrim           11.00am

 

Mon 24th                            Special Intention  / Private Intention       10.30am

 

Tues 25th                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 26th                                                                            Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Rd, Birthday Rem.             10.30am

 

Thurs 27th                                                           Hannah & Ned O’Neill, Bridge Rd. &

 

Ella & Tommy Brandon, Luachra Rd. /

 

Private Intention              10.30am

 

   Fri 28th                              Mass of Thanksgiving /

 

Brendan Quille, Gurtinard &

 

Eithel & Christy Lynch, Garryowen, Limerick        10.30am

 

Saturday

 

29th                       Phil Healy, Greenville, Months Mind       10.30am

 

                 Dan Browne, Ballygologue Pk. 1st Ann. /

 

John, Delia, Johnny & Teddy Keane, Slievecahill / Dermot & Margaret Buckley, Clounmacon & Deceased Family Members            Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

30th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Maurice (Moss) Hannon, The Square /

 

John & Agnes O Regan, Dromin                 11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 23rd     October   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: Joan Hilliard, Cahirdown.

 

Tim (Tise) O’Connor, Ennismore, Killocrim & East End, Ballybunion, died in Staten Island, New York. Funeral to take place in America.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Jack & Sheila Buckley, Patrick St. / Ellen Buckley, Behins / Maureen & Daniel Hayes / Paddy & Mary Doyle, Tanavalla.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME: We welcome all our First Holy Communion children and their parents who are enrolling and beginning the ‘Do this in Memory of Me’ Programme at the Vigil Mass this  Saturday evening 29th Oct. The programme is run by the parents themselves will continue once a month until next May.

 

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD : November is coming fast –  when we will pray and remember all our loved ones who have gone to eternal life.  You can include them in our special Masses for the Dead as a Parish beginning on  Wednesday, Nov. 2nd  (All Souls Day) at 10.30 am and each of the Saturday’s Mornings at 10.30am 5th, 12th, & 19th of  the month of November with a special 7pm. evening Mass on 25th Nov.  - commemorating all our Dead on the November Lists. The special November Envelope (purple envelope) including list for Dead is in your Envelope Box. Should you not be using the envelope system you can pick up an envelope & list at the back of the church and drop into the Offertory plate next weekend or on Nov. 1st Thanks.

 

PARISH AT PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Theologian and Chant Singer, Noirin Ni Rian will be facilitating a day retreat in St. John’s, Listowel Saturday November 19th 10am-4pm. The theme is on new perspectives on the sacred season of Advent. Information/bookings contact Parish Office 21188.

 

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL KERRY, Chapel of Christ the Healer The Annual November Mass for Patients,  (Including those who died by stillbirth and miscarriage) who died in Kerry General Hospital during the year will be celebrated in the Hospital Chapel on Monday 7th November at 7.00 pm.  Relatives and friends invited.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

TIDY TOWN'S CELEBRATERY PARTY Listowel Tidy Towns Group are holding  a party this Sunday October 23rd in the Community Centre @ 3 30pm. To celebrate Listowel's great success in this year's competition. Come and enjoy everyone welcome. Also An information evening on Aquatic & Biodiversity issues which effect our River Feale will take place on Tuesday next October 25th @ 7pm in St Patrick's Hall. Come along to this free event and learn more.

 

GROW IN IRELAND World Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland. Public information meeting Wednesday 26th October at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel. All welcome: Contact Jerry on 0860271990.

 

 

 

REVISED MASS SCHEDULE WITHIN

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA

 

Two weeks to go - before we implement the revised changes of masses times within our Pastoral Area. It was brought to your attention last July when Fr. Pat Moore retired in Duagh that he was not being replaced and that the priests of the Pastoral Area would now have the extra responsibility to look after the Parish of Duagh / Lyre. The implication of this means that the weekend mass schedule had to be rationalised, synchronised and re-scheduled in order to allow the priests to cover for each other.  The ten weekend masses of the Parishes of Duagh, Lixnaw & Listowel with six different churches will now be reduced to eight with each church having at least one mass each.  Canon Declan (Moderator), Listowel and Fr. Maurice Brick, Lixnaw and  Fr. Jack O’Donnell, Duagh (retired priest) will now do the eight masses on a Rota each weekend starting on the weekend of Sunday, November 6th While Duagh & Lixnaw loose a weekend mass Listowel Church just has to reschedule the last mass on Sundays  to 12.00 noon. The revised schedule for the moment will be as follows:

 

SATURDAY NIGHT VIGIL         SUNDAY MORNING

 

Listowel  6.15 p.m.                           Listowel  9.00am            Duagh     7.30 p.m.                             Rathea     9.30 a.m.

 

Lixnaw    7.30 p.m.                           Lyre         10.00am                                 

 

                                                          Irremore 11.00 a.m.

 

                                                          Listowel 12.00 noon.                                    

 

We appreciate your understanding of these changes and we thank you for your co-operation and support as we move forward as a Pastoral Area in these changing times.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Halloween Camp at Listowel FRC November 1-4, places limited, Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Would you like to become a volunteer for children's Storytime and other events?. Do you have 45 Minutes to spare on a Saturday morning or afternoon?. If 'Yes' then pop into Listowel Library and speak to a member of staff for more details Tel: 068-23044.

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP IN LISTOWEL:  If you would like to gain self confidence, self esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, October 20 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

 

HALLOW ART CAMP in Xistance Youth Café Listowel. Dates: Monday 31st – Friday 4th November 10am to 12pm. ages 5-12years €35 per child. For more information contact Michelle on 087-1262974.

 

TRALEE 800 HISTORY CONFERENCE Friday & Saturday 4th & 5th of November in Siamsa Tíre and the Rose Hotel. For details visit www.kerryhistory.ie

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL due to the present industrial situation in second-level schools we have had to change the date of the annual school open night to Wednesday the 26th October from Thursday the 27th of October.

 

LIVING WITH LOSS  the Irish Hospice Foundation  Living with Loss, an information evening for the public about bereavement with guest speaker, John McAreavey ( Michaela Foundation). Thursday 3rd November 2016 5.30pm. to 8.00pm. Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian St. Dublin 2.

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will be held on Thursday October 27th in the Rose Hotel at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

 

HUSBANDS AND WIVES Worldwide Marriage Encounter is designed to give Married couples the opportunity to look at their lives together... a time to share their hopes, joys and fears with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their lives. THE NEXT WEEKEND WILL BE AT THE LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY FROM 18th- 20thNOVEMBER 2016. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND / OR TO BOOK, VISIT www.marriageencounter.ie ALTERNATIVELY TEXT OR CALL 087-6670418 /086-8334382

 

 

 

Knockanure, Moyvane and Listowel Newsletter

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816 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

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat            15th        7.30pm              Joan Mulvihill, Moher (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun          16th     10.00am               Nancy Shanahan, Cork (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun          16th     11.00am               Peggy Austin (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd October

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon      17th        7.30pm                Rita Shorten (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Thurs     20th        7.30pm                First Year Mass for Tarbert Comprehensive School                                                                                                                                                  Note:  I will celebrate this Mass in Tarbert Church

 

                                                                Fri           21st         7.30pm                Special Intention (Sick)

 

                                                                Sat          22nd       7.30pm                Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        23rd       11.00am               Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni) & his loving parents

 

                                                                                                                                Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Tues    18th          9.30am NB         Frances Tynan (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Sun      23rd         10.00am               Michael & Julia O’Sullivan, Trien (Anni)

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION:   at all Mases this weekend 15th/16th for Propagation of the Faith (Missions)

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  An air of shock and awful sadness filled our Parish last Friday 7th when the news of the sudden death of young Tommy Stack, Keylod broke.  Our prayerful support to his parents Mary and Mike and his brothers Daniel and David and all the family.  To Con Healy & Family, Clounbrane on the death of his brother Patsy, l/o Leitrim East whose funeral took place in England.  To the family of Bridie Lynch (nee Flavin), l/o Carrueragh who died in Boston, U.S.A.  While Tommy’s funeral Mass was being celebrated with Canon Declan on Tuesday, I celebrated Mass in Pietrelcina, the birth place of Padre Pio for Tommy, Patsy, Bridie and especially for their heartbroken families.  We also got news on Wednesday of the sudden death of Seán Dowling, Duagh whose funeral took place on Saturday.  Our prayerful support to his aunt Kathleen Buckley,

 

New Houses and to Mike and all of Seán’s family.    May Tommy, Patsy, Bridie and Seán Rest In Peace. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Faith and Spirituality for Parents:  Mon 17th & 24th Oct from 7pm to 8pm.

 

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: directed by Fr. Seán Sheehy on Wed 19th & 26th Oct from 7pm - 8.30pm.

 

Bereavement Support (Workshop) Day: “Be Gentle As You walk with Grief” on Sat 26th Nov from 10am-4pm.

 

For further information contact: Ardfert Retreat Centre  066/7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

WE NEED NEVER LOOSE HEART IF WE TRUST IN THE LORD

 

For me one of the many encouraging blessings of Priestly Parish life is frequent contact with people who trust in God and never loose heart despite most trying circumstances of deprivation, illness, broken relationships, family troubles or bereavement.  Our Gospel this weekend challenges us to be like such people and to sustain ourselves in the struggle through persevering prayer.  A role model for such perseverance is Mary at the foot of the Cross.  She stood there as her only Son, who was totally innocent was being executed as a criminal in the most horrendous circumstances.  She did not know there was going to be a resurrection, but she trusted God to be with her as He had called her.  Her strength was the love she shared with her loving Son, Jesus, His love for her and her love for Him.  It was a love that was born and nurtured in daily contact with Jesus and in shared family prayer to the Father.  In this way she had become secure in the love of God for her and this love sustained her through pain.  Believe me it is only this same love that can sustain us in difficult times.  We need to believe that God loves each of us individually with an unfailing love.  Such vibrant faith is a gift of God for which we must ask unflinchingly, day in, day out, knowing full well that God never ignores such pleas.  We need never loose heart if we trust in the Lord.

 

GROW WORLD MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND:  Open meeting and information evening in Listowel Arms Hotel on Thurs 26th Oct at 7.30pm.  All welcome.  Jerry 086/0271990

 

MURHUR N.S. MOYVANE:  The Parent’s Association are having a clothing collection to help raise funds for our school.  All types of unwanted clothing, household textiles and soft toys can be dropped to the school Mon to Fri 9am – 12.30pm until Wed 16th November.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  It’s that time of year again….final preparations for the 24th Village Festival on the October Bank Holiday weekend are now being made with a packed programme of events:  Friday:                             12noon                Murhur & Knockanure National School Art Competition 

 

 8.30pm                Rambling House in Marian Hall

 

Saturday:                   11am – 1pm Art workshop for Children 5 to 8 year olds &  FIFA Playstation Tournament

 

                                                       for 7 to 12 years at the Marian Hall. 

 

  7.00pm               Vigil Mass followed by Annual Boro Dinner in Marian Hall at 8pm.

 

                                (Please note once off 7pm Vigil Mass)

 

Sunday:                                11.30am               Vintage Rally/Mini Trade Show & Craft Fair & Farmers Market

 

                                                 1.30pm                Official Unveiling & Blessing of 1916 Garden of Remembrance

 

                                                 1.45pm                Youth Club Walk – Community Centre Car Park

 

                                                 2.00pm                Dog Show – Church Car Park

 

                                                 2.30pm                Bonnie Baby & Glamorous Granny Competitions – Community Centre

 

                                                 3.00pm                Puppet Show with Kiddies entertainment – Community Centre

 

                                                 8.00pm                One Act Play “Fledged & Flown” followed by Variety Concert – Marian Hall

 

Monday:                               12noon                North Kerry Harriers first Hunt of Season

 

                                  1.30pm – 3.30pm           Halloween Fancy Dress & Kids Disco for u12’s in Marian Hall

 

                                                  3.00pm               I.C.A. Ceremony for Burying of Time Capsule

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP IN LISTOWEL:  If you would like to gain self-confidence, self-esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thurs, Oct 20th from 8 - 10pm.  Adm €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Information from Gerard Mannix on 087/2193670.

 

THANK YOU:  The HSE and community partners would like to express sincere thanks to all those that attended the recent public meetings held in Dingle, Killarney, Caherciveen, Tralee and Listowel as part of the public engagement to develop the Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Kerry.   All meetings were well attended with the public contributions welcomed.  The Action Plan will be written up and ready to launch in January 2017.

 

JESUS EXPECTS US TO PERSEVERE IN PRAYER

 

St. Bernard was riding on his horse one day, lost in prayer.  He met a poor man on the road and engaged in conversation with him.  The poor man asked Bernard what he was doing on the horse as he went along and Bernard said he was praying.  “But I often have distractions in my prayer”, Bernard told the poor man.  “Oh well, I never have distractions when I pray”, said the poor man.  “Well that’s fantastic”, said Bernard, “I’ll give you this horse if you can say an ‘Our Father’ without being distracted”.  “Are you serious?” asked the poor man, “It’s so easy for me to say the ‘Our Father’”, and he began, “Our Father, who art in Heaven; hallowed be thy name…..” The poor man paused, “Say does the saddle come with the horse?”  When we pray we should not loose heart.  If we are distracted, we simply ought to persevere.  Do you persevere in prayer?  

 

PADRE PIO’S PRAYER AFTER HOLY COMMUNION

 

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need your strength,

 

Stay with me, Lord, because you are my life, and without you, I am without fervour.

 

Stay with me, Lord, because you are my light, and without you, I am in darkness.

 

Stay with me, Lord, so that I may hear your voice and follow you.

 

Stay with me, Lord, so that I may be faithful to you.

 

Stay with me, Lord, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close,

 

Stay with me, Lord, and let me recognise you in this Holy Communion

 

as the disciples did at the breaking of bread.  Stay with me, Lord, because

 

at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to you. Stay with me, Lord,

 

because I love you and ask no other reward but to love you on earth and during all eternity.  Amen.

 

                                                                       

 

                                                                                 Sunday 16th October, 2016.

 

                                Boro Extras

 

 

 

  

 

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST:  are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions like epilepsy or diabetes, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life like bereavement are all eligible to apply. This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for application is the 31st of October.  Further information can be found on the website: http:// www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or from Ashley on 086/1030740 or Ruth on 087/2809833.

 

HUSBANDS AND WIVES: Worldwide marriage encounter is designed to give married couples the opportunity to look at their lives together... A time to share their hopes, joys and fears with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their lives.  The next weekend will be at the lake hotel, Killarney from 18th - 20th Nov. For more info or to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie   087/6670418 or 086/8334382.             

 

TWO ANGELS SENT DOWN FROM HEAVEN

 

Two Angels were once sent down from Heaven.  They were given an empty basket each.  They went from place to place, to rich and poor alike.  They visited children in their homes and in their schools especially when they were saying prayers.  They called to Churches big and small, and met young and old.  After a certain time they returned to Heaven with their baskets.  The basket borne by one Angel was full to overflowing while the Angel with the other basket was practically empty.  This Angel asked the other one “how come your basket is so very full?”  The Angel replied, “Jesus sent me down to collect the prayers of all the people who said ‘I want’, and ‘Please give me’”.  “What was supposed to have gone into your basket”, asked the Angel with the full basket.  “Oh”, replied the other Angel sadly, “I was sent down to collect the “Thank You’s” of all the people to whom the great God had sent a blessing, but see how few have remembered to give”  Are you good for giving thanks to God?

 

YOU ARE THE NEIGHBOUR!

 

Isn’t it funny how we describe neighbours’ actions compared with our own?  When THEY say what they think, they are called ‘spiteful’.  When WE do the same, we are being ‘frank’.  When THEY don’t like someone, they are ‘prejudiced’.  When WE dislike someone, we are ‘good judges of human nature’. If THEY take time to do something, they are ‘dead slow’.  If WE do likewise, we are ‘careful and deliberate’.  When THEY are nice to someone they are ‘toadying’.  When WE do the same we are being ‘diplomatic’.  It’s worthwhile remembering that, from the other side of the fence you are the neighbour!

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA

 

It is important that you keep the following phone numbers in your homes for sick calls and emergencies.

 

These are the days that our three Priests in the Pastoral Area cover.

 

Monday & Wednesday                 Fr. Mossie Brick                                087/9473317                      

 

Tuesday & Saturday                        Fr. Declan O’Connor                                       087/0908949      

 

Thursday & Friday                                            Fr. Kevin McNamara                       089/4044816

 

The Priest on duty each Sunday will be listed in the Newsletter.

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 15th     23rd   October    

 

 Saturday

 

15th Oct.              Tess Stack, Moyessa, 1st Anniversary /

 

Thomas Hassett, 1st Anniversary & Sr. Edita, Bridie & Bernie Hassett, Bridge Rd. /

 

Austin Stack, Feale Drive /

 

Jerry O Keeffe, Charles St. /

 

Ned O Connell, Grogreen             Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

16th                      Monica Corridan nee Curtin, Charles St, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Thomas Fealy, Woodford /

 

Colette Mahoney, London           9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

Mon 17th                            Bert Griffin, Bridge Rd. & Lisselton, 1st Ann.        10.30am

 

Tues 18th                            Jack Dore, Kilmorna        10.30am

 

Wed 19th                                                                            John & Mary Enright, Gortacrissane & James Enright, Dromurrin, & Deceased Family              10.30am

 

Thurs 20th                                                            Tilly Larkin nee Chute, Charles St. /

 

John Joe Kenny, Patrick St. /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

   Fri 21st                               Jim Doyle, Coolnaleen & Knocknagoshel               10.30am

 

Saturday

 

22nd                      Chrissie O Gorman, Clieveragh /

 

James O’Sullivan, Newcastlewest &

 

Charles St. Month Mind                10.30am

 

                 Pat Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive &

 

John Downey, Brosna /

 

Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen              Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

23rd                       Margaret Peggy Enright, The Square & Cahirdown            9.00am

 

                Bridie & Michael Flavin & Deceased Family, Knockane /

 

John, Nora, & Sean Stack, Tarbert /

 

Johanna Sheehy, Clieveragh /

 

Brendan Harnett, Railway House, Killocrim /

 

Mary Sheehy, Gortacrissane       11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 9th    October   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: Jim Scanlon, Dirha East.

 

Edward Crowley, Landfall, Mail Rd, Cahirdown.

 

Sean Dowling, Toor, Duagh

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Catherine & Maurice Kelliher, O’Connell’s Ave. & Deceased Family.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION In anticipation of Mission Sunday the Diocesan collection for the Missions will be taken up at all masses this weekend, October 15th & 16th. It will take place immediately after Holy Communion. October is Mission Month when we highlight the sharing of the Good News with people  throughout the world.

 

CHARLIE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS To celebrate Mission month, the Diocese of Kerry is hosting an evening on Monday 17th October. Charlie Bird will speak of his visit to missionary projects and Caroline Reid, Irish Refugee Council, will address Ireland’s response to the global refugee crisis.  8pm in The Rose Hotel, Tralee.

 

TRAINING NIGHT FOR PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS OF PARISHES OF LISTOWEL AREA:

 

Takes place on Thursday night next, Oct. 20th  in the Seanchai Centre, The Square from 8.00  to 9.30 p.m. by Diocesan Pastoral Team.  All members are asked to attend. 

 

RTE RADIO MASS: Next Sunday’s 11.00 a.m. Mass which will be broadcast on RTE RADIO on Sunday, Oct. 23rd   (Mission Sunday). Please tune into RTE Radio 1 at 11.00 a.m.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Paul Montgomery,  Monday 17th & 24th Oct. 7.00pm to 8.00pm.Bereavement Support (Workshop) Day: “Be Gentle As You walk with Grief” - Saturday, 26th November. 2016. 10am-4pm. Facilitated by: Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart Contact: Ardfert Retreat Centre 066 7134276 or

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions like epilepsy or diabetes, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life like a bereavement are all eligible to apply. This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for application is the 31st of October.  Further information can be found on the website: http:// www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or from Ashley on 086 1030740 or Ruth on 087 2809833.

 

SAFER COMMUNITIES Listowel Gardaí will present a talk on: Safer communities Including: • General Crime prevention • Burglary prevention tips • Home security checklist • supporting your neighbours • Halloween Safety • Questions & Answers Date; Thursday October 20 at 11am. Venue; Listowel Family Resource Centre Further details from Toni on (068) 23584.

 

 

 

REVISED MASS SCHEDULE FOR

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA

 

It was brought to your attention last July when Fr. Pat Moore retired in Duagh that he was not being replaced and that the priests of the Pastoral Area would now have the extra responsibility to look after the Parish of Duagh / Lyre. Also that the weekend  mass schedule would have to be re-scheduled and synchronised within the Pastoral Area in order to allow the priests to cover for each other.  The ten weekend masses of the Parishes of Duagh, Lixnaw & Listowel with six different churches will now be reduced to eight with each church  having at least one mass each.  Canon Declan (Moderator) and Fr. Maurice Brick, Lixnaw and  Fr. Jack O’Donnell (retired priest) will now do the eight masses on a Rota each weekend starting on the weekend of Sunday, November 6th While Duagh & Lixnaw loose a weekend mass Listowel Church just has to reschedule the last mass on Sunday to 12.00 noon. The revised schedule for the moment will be as follows:

 

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT VIGIL         SUNDAY MORNING

 

Listowel  6.15 p.m.                           Listowel  9.00am            Duagh    7.30 p.m.                              Rathea     9.30 a.m.

 

Lixnaw    7.30 p.m.                           Lyre         10.00am                                 

 

                                                          Irremore 11.00 a.m.

 

                                                          Listowel 12.00 noon.                                   

 

We appreciate your understanding of these changes and we thank you for your co-operation and support as we move forward as a Pastoral  Area  in these changing times.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

FR. SEAN SHEEHY COURSE: The Prayer topic for next Monday is "Prayer: Coping with Distractions".

 

IN AID OF THE HOPE FOUNDATION A 10k Run/Walk Will Be Held In Duagh On Sunday 16th October At 9.30am In Aid Of The Hope Foundation. Your Support Would Be Greatly Appreciated Registration At The National School From 8.30am To 9.15am Entry Fee €10.00 Finishers Medals For All runners. Light Refreshments After. Find Us On Facebook "Hope For Duagh" For More Information.

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH MUSIC MINISTRY WORKSHOP

 

The workshop on Youth Music will be held on Saturday, October 22nd in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney (The Sem).  Registration will begin at 10:30am.  Contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 for more information or log onto the diocesan website www.dioceseofkerry.ie to download the application form.  Applications will be accepted up to Friday 21st.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Would you like to become a volunteer for children's Storytime and other events?. Do you have 45 Minutes to spare on a Saturday morning or afternoon?. If 'Yes' then pop into Listowel Library and speak to a member of staff for more details Tel: 068-23044.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Halloween Camp at Listowel FRC November 1-4, places limited, Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584.

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP IN LISTOWEL:  If you would like to gain self confidence, self esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, October 20 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

 

ST. MARY OF ANGELS “Save St. Mary of Angels” public meeting on Wednesday October 19th 2016 at 8pm. in Killorglin CYMS Hall, Mill Rd, Killorglin.

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION ACTION PLAN FOR KERRY The HSE and community partners would like to express sincere thanks to all those that attended the recent public meetings held in Dingle, Killarney, Caherciveen, Tralee and Listowel as part of the public engagement to develop the Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Kerry.   All meetings were well attended with the public contributions welcomed.  The Action Plan will be written up by the end of 2016, ready to launch in January 2017.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE in partnership with the Public Health Nurses will run its annual Baby & Us Programme. Topics To Be Covered include Play Therapy Baby Massage Immunisations - GP Questions Nutrition Physio Speech & Language First Aid Wrap Up Event All welcome - New Moms, Mums again, Dads, Partners and Grandparents. Especially The Babies. Start Date - 19th October 2016 10.30am – 12.00pm

 

A NOTICE FROM  KERRY  STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING Diablo,   a play  on  Human  Trafficking will be held at the Institute of Technology, Main Building on  Thursday,  October 20th   at 7.30pm. The play is suitable for Adults and  young people over 18 (ID required) Tickets can be purchased  on the night.  Adults  €10.00  Students  €5.00. Please support  and  learn about this important issue.

 

GROW IN IRELAND  World Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland. Public information meeting Wednesday 26th October at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel. All welcome: Contact Jerry on 0860271990.

 

 

 

Moyvane, Knockanure and Listowel Church News 9 Oct 2016

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816 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

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat            8th         7.30pm               Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun          9th     10.00am Kitty Murphy, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun          9th     11.00am Henry Stackpoole, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 10th to Sunday 16th October

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon      10th        7.30pm                Thanksgiving for all who were so supportive to Larry

 

                                                                                                                                Whelan & Family, Bishopstown, on the death of his

 

                                                                                                                                loving wife Carmel

 

                                                                Wed      12th        7.30pm                Margaret McPhillips, Cork (Rec Dec) DDDeDecDec)                                Sat          15th        7.30pm                Joan Mulvihill, Moher (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        16th       11.00am               Peggy Austin (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Thurs     13th        9.30am NB         Maureen O’Sullivan, Cork (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Sun      16th         10.00am               Nancy Shanahan, Cork (Rec Dec)

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION:   at all Mases next weekend 15th/16th for Propagation of the Faith (Missions)

 

THE PRAYER COURSE WITH FR. SEÁN SHEEHY:   Oct 10th at 7pm. in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room on the Church grounds - Topic: Prayer and the Bible. All welcome. Adm Free.

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA DEVOTION:  Prayer and reflection with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 11am to 2pm ending with Benediction in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, Thurs 13th Oct.  All welcome.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME: Very many thanks to all who attended our meeting organising the ‘Do This In Memory’ programme last Monday night.  In spite of the awful weather we practically had a full attendance.  Our Enrolment celebrations are on Tues 25th Oct at 7.30pm in Moyvane and Wed 26th Oct at 7.30pm in Knockanure.  All are welcome to attend.  Thanks to all the parents who willingly took on tasks for our eight Masses. Blessings on all as we commence this journey. Not Masses – Prayer Service only.

 

SPIRITUAL RE-CHARGE:  I am on a few days of spiritual re-charge on Pilgrimage this Mon for a week.  Will keep all of you in my prayers.  My sincere thanks to Fr. Martin, Fr. Tom, Fr. Seάn and Fr. Pat who will look after the Masses.  In the event of an emergency contact the Parish mobile on 089/4044816.                 

 

CHRISTMAS STOCK ON DISPLAY:  A large variety of Christmas stock suitable for all ages – the very young to the very old available in the Parish Office.  Feel free to drop in and browse during Office hours:  We are so early because shortly when all the commercial stores start coming at you, you won’t have time to call to us.

 

 LACK OF APPRECIATION?

 

Gospel stories often have two messages, one obvious and the other less so.  Our Gospel this weekend is no exception.  Having cured the ten lepers, Jesus is very hurt that nine out of the ten did not bother to say thanks.  Our immediate reaction is to protest that we would not be so blatantly ungrateful.  Of course, the truth is that just as the nine took it for granted that a healer’s job is to heal, we often take God’s gifts and many others’ goodness for granted and sail through the day unaware of our lack of appreciation.  Such is our self-centredness.  But there is a more profound message in this Gospel as well.  It tells how the healing happened.  The lepers did what Jesus asked of them.  Sometimes we look for healing from sin, selfishness, unforgiveness, anxiousness, fear or some other trouble but we refuse to do what Jesu askes us.  This Gospel story is an invitation to put our needs before Jesus, but we must listen honestly to what He is clearly asking of

 

you and like the Samaritan, act accordingly.  Are their people in your life right now to whom you are showing a lack of appreciation?

 

JOHNNY CRONIN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING: will be holding adult Irish Dancing Classes (18 and over) for fun and fitness on Tues nights at 8.45pm in the Marian Hall.  No experience needed, all welcome.  Info from Johnny 087/1151461.

 

HOPE FOR DUAGH: A 10k run/walk will be held in Duagh on Sun 16th Oct at 9.30am in aid of the Hope Foundation. Your support would be greatly appreciated registration at the National School from 8.30am to 9.15am entry fee €10.  Finisher’s medals for all runners. Light refreshments after.  Facebook "Hope for Duagh".

 

BADMINTON REGISTRATION:  In the Community Centre Mon 10th Oct from 6-7pm.  Fees:  €50 for one child, €80 for two children, €95 for three children.  Training:  Mon 6-7pm for 3rd & 4th classes and Wed 6-7pm for

 

5th & 6th classes.  A parent must attend with their child for registration.  New members most welcome.

 

ICA: Any Organisation/Group who has items for inclusion in the Time Capsule can hand them in at the Marian Hall (kitchen) on Tuesday evening 11th October 7-8pm.  ICA meeting at 8pm. (Sewing evening) Come along and enjoy – all will be in stitches!

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Thurs 13th Oct @ 10.30am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

MURHUR N.S:  The Parents Association greatly acknowledge and thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection last weekend which amounted to €658.02.  Thanks to all who helped with the collection.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO CLONFERT:  Coach to the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Clonfert, Co. Galway on Wed 12th Oct departing Ballyheigue at 7.30am, Tralee at 8am, Listowel at 8.20am and Abbeyfeale at 8.30am.  Contact O’Shea’s of Kerry on 066/1780123 or Ann Lawlor on 087/7456092 for further details.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carer's Support Group takes place on Tues Oct 11th at 12.30pm. New members welcome.  Listowel Gardaί will present a talk on safer communities on Thurs Oct 20th at 11am.  Further details from Toni on 23584.

 

CHARLIE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS: To celebrate Mission month, our Diocese is hosting an evening on Mon 17th Oct in the Rose Hotel, Tralee at 8pm.   Charlie Bird of RTE fame will share his experience of his visit to missionary projects in the Philippines and Caroline Reid, Irish Refugee Council, will also address the gathering.  Adm free all are welcome.

 

COLÁISTE ÍDE:  Open day on 15th/16th Oct from 12-5pm  066/9151211 or www.colaisteide.com

 

RECIPIES EVERYONE WILL LOVE:  A delightful booklet with lovely recipes from Lizzy Lyons, Derry, Listowel, is widely available locally.  Sponsored by FLO GAS, this booklet is free.  Continued blessings and good wishes to Lizzy in her great vocation as an excellent cook.  Lizzy is admired nationwide for being a top advocate for healthy eating.  Continued success Lizzy and very well done.  Recipe book available from FLO GAS outlets.

 

MESSENGER:  On sale in the Parish from Kay O’Hanlon, extra copies can be acquired if the need is there.  A nice read for the long winter evenings.  If you wish to order a copy please contact Kay or the Parish Office.

 

 SUNBEAM CLUB-A DELIGHTFUL PLEDGE

 

Many years ago in a Parish I worked in over in Liverpool there was “THE SUNBEAM CLUB” for over 40’s. Its aim was to promote good attitudes and a positive atmosphere in the Parish.  In coming into this Club one was asked to reflect on and accept the following pledge:

 

With the help and guidance from my loving God, in order to promote happiness, efficiency, and civic welfare,

 

I sincerely promise that wherever I am:

 

“I will talk health instead of sickness

 

I will talk prosperity instead of failure;

 

I will carry good news instead of the sad story’

 

I will tell the cheerful story instead of the sad story;

 

I will mention blessings instead of my burdens;

 

I will speak of the cheerful things, not the gloomy,

 

and my thoughts will shine in my face;

 

I will praise, whenever I can, those who are putting forth

 

an honest effort to perform their tasks creditably

 

I will always allow God to bless and guide

 

And I will always remember a merry heart is the best medicine”

 

Well what do you think?  Wouldn’t things be a lot better for us all if we agreed to accept the Sunbeam pledge!

 

                                                                       

 

                                                                                 Sunday 9th October, 2016.

 

                                Boro Extras

 

YOUTH MINISTRY WORKSHOP:  will take place in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney on Sat 22nd Oct from 10.30am to 4pm.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide youth friendly liturgical music for choirs and folk groups.  Workshop facilitators Dominic Finn and Áine Murray.  Cost €5.  Lunch provided.  For further info contact Tomάs Kenny on 086/3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

COUNTDOWN TO OUR FESTIVAL:  The countdown is well and truly underway to our Parish Festival, now in its 24th year.  The Boro Dinner is such a central part of our Festival celebration and is an excellent occasion for all involved, may I make the following suggestion:  If there is total agreement to facilitate those Parishioners who are attending the Boro dinner would we move the Sat Vigil Mass of 29th Oct to 7pm?  This would give all a chance to attend Mass, and have time to return home after Mass and then be in the Marian Hall for 8pm for 8.15pm sit down.  What is the general feeling?  Phone Jacqueline in the Parish Office ONLY if you wish the Mass to remain at 7.30pm.  If no calls come in, it will be taken that the Vigil Mass will be moved to 7pm for Sat Oct 29th only.

 

OUTDOOR STATIONS:  I have acquired very special outdoor Stations of the Cross.  More info later.  They are very special and come from Northern Ireland. 

 

HISTORY TALK (THE PALATINES):  A lecture entitled 'The Palatines - the Plain, Serious, Artless People' will be presented by Pádraig O Conchubhair, O.S. and Author Tralee Library at 7.30pm on Tues 11th Oct. All are welcome. Organised by the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society www.kerryhistory.ie

 

PUBLIC ROSARY:  coordinated nationally by Ireland Needs Fatima on Saturday the 15th of Oct.  Details for Kerry are as follows:  The Square, Tralee, at 4pm; The Grotto, Rock Road, Killarney at 4pm; Rahela Grotto, Ballyduff at 3pm;The Grotto, Gneeveguilla Village at 4pm;  Public prayer is powerful.  All welcome.

 

  ABOUT FOUR MINUTES

 

 I love the story of the rural P.P. who was anxious to please the local T.D., who was a Minister in the Government and was coming to Sunday Mass.  So he phoned a prominent Parishioner, the local Councillor, who knew the Minister quite well, to see if there was anything in particular he wished the sermon should be about.  “Yes Fr.”, replied the Councillor, “About four minutes.  That would be delightful”. 

 

         HARVEST THANKSGIVING

 

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.  This Harvest Sunday of thanksgiving in Moyvane and Knockanure, let each and everyone of us be thankful for all the gifts and blessings we truly enjoy as a result of harvest time.  Bless all Lord who work so loving in making Harvest possible.  See our Sacred Spaces up close in both our Churches.  Please let our young children see the wonder of nature and harvest.  Many thanks to all who have prepared and helped with this weekend Masses of Harvest and thanksgiving.

 

              AN OPTIMIST?

 

 I have heard very many different definitions of an optimist but a friend came up with one that was new to me after I had encountered a bruising and difficult time at a meeting outside the Parish recently.  “An optimist is someone who takes the cold water thrown upon an idea, heats it with enthusiasm and then uses the steam to push ahead”.  I am deeply blessed and so exceptionally fortunate to have such an excellent Pastoral Council, Liturgy Group and Finance Committee, helping, guiding and encouraging me as your Parish Priest.  Their support was fantastic this past week and support from all Parishioners continues to be a blessing. Thanks to one and all. 

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA

 

It is important that you keep the following phone numbers in your homes for sick calls and emergencies.

 

These are the days that our three Priests in the Pastoral Area cover.

 

Monday & Wednesday                 Fr. Mossie Brick                                087/9473317                      

 

Tuesday & Saturday                        Fr. Declan O’Connor                                       087/0908949      

 

Thursday & Friday                                            Fr. Kevin McNamara                       089/4044816

 

The Priest on duty each Sunday will be listed in the Newsletter.

 

                               

 

 

 

   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 8th     16th  October    

 

 Saturday

 

8th Oct.                Jimmy Lyons, Bedford, Months Mind /

 

Joe Stack, Ballinruddery /

 

An tAthair Gearóid O Donnchadha /

 

Michael, Denis & Mary O Connor nee Chute, Edward & Mary Browne, Kathleen Keegan nee Browne, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

James Brennan, Gortacrissane   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

9th                         Isabel McDonough, Ashfield, 1st Anniversary

 

/ Vincent Moloney, The Square /

 

Cyril Tobin, Kenny Heights &

 

William Kenny, Church St              9.00am

 

                Richard O Flaherty, Church St. /

 

Sr. Mary Aquin (Ella) O’Carroll, Cahirdown & Convent of Mercy, Weymouth, England. Recently Deceased                 11.00am

 

Mon 10th                            Kitty Kelly-Hastings, Bedford & Lyre. 1st Ann       10.30am

 

Tues 11th                                            10.30am

 

Wed 12th                                                                            Mass of thanksgiving      10.30am

 

Thurs 13th                                                           Maurice, Evelyn & Mary O Sullivan, Church St  

 

 / Patrick Stack, Gurtcreen, Months Mind /

 

  Robert & Nora O’Shea, Charles St.         10.30am

 

   Fri 14th                              Michael O Connor, Patrick Street /

 

Michael Christopher O Sullivan, Derry & Philadelphia       10.30am

 

Saturday

 

15th                       Rose & Con Lynch, Moyvane /

 

John Neville, Ballinruddery          10.30am

 

                Tess Stack, Moyessa, 1st Anniversary /

 

Thomas Hassett, 1st Anniversary & Sr. Edita, Bridie & Bernie Hassett, Bridge Rd. /

 

Austin Stack, Feale Drive              Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

16th                       Monica Corridan nee Curtin, Charles St, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Thomas Fealy, Woodford             9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 9th    October   Fr.   Declan   087-0908949     (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Maureen Galvin, Dublin & Rathea.

 

Sr. Mary Aquin (Ella) O’Carroll, Cahirdown & Convent of Mercy, Weymouth, England.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Billy Joe Walsh, Skehenerin / Mary Morney, Ballylongford & Ashgrove, Listowel.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

MEDJOGRE PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday 10th October at 7.30pm. in the Adoration Room.

 

COURSE ON PRAYER FROM NEW CATECHISM WITH FR SEAN O SHEEHY. Continues on this Monday, October 10th from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room. The topic is Prayer and the Bible. All are welcome!

 

RTE RADIO MASS: In preparation for our 11.00 a.m. Mass which will be broadcast on RTE RADIO on Sunday, Oct. 23rd   (Mission Sunday) a practice will take place in the Church on Tuesday night next, Oct. 11th beginning with the Readers at 7.15 p.m. and the Choir at 8.00 p.m.

 

FIRST YEAR MASS AT ST.  MICHAELS COLLEGE:  To mark the beginning of their Secondary education at St. Michael’s College a Maas with be celebrated with the boys and their parents on Wednesday night next, Oct. 12th at 7.00 p.m.

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA DEVOTION: Moment of prayer and reflection with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 11.00am to 2.00pm ending with Benediction at  Our Lady’s Altar on Thursday next 13th October. All are welcome.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2017 The Parish First Holy Communion 2017 will take place on Saturday, May 27th at 10.30 a.m. here at St. Mary’s Church. In preparation as a Parish our children and their parents will once again participate in the ‘Do’ This in Memory Programme’ A Meeting for Parents of the children to register for the Programme will take place at the Seanchai Centre, The Square on Thursday night next at 8.00

 

CHURCH CLEANERS / ALTAR SOCIETY:  We would like to express our sincere ‘Thanks & Appreciation’  to the 19 Volunteers who give up their time  and do a great job in keeping our Church clean. So many people remark on how cleaners and Sacristans keep our church so clean and tidy. Well done all!

 

MISSION MONTH COLLECTION October is Mission Month when we highlight the sharing of the Good News with people  throughout the world. In anticipation of Mission Sunday the Diocesan collection for the Missions will be taken up at all masses next weekend, October 15th & 16th. It will take place immediately after Holy Communion. Thanks.

 

CHARLIE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS To celebrate Mission month, the Diocese of Kerry is hosting an evening on Monday 17th October. Charlie Bird will speak of his visit to missionary projects and Caroline Reid, Irish Refugee Council, will address Ireland’s response to the global refugee crisis. The talk will begin at 8pm in The Rose Hotel, Tralee.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

PUBLIC ROSARY FOR IRELAND praying a public Rosary for Ireland please join us: on Saturday 15th October in the Square, Listowel at 4pm. For more information contact Denis 0876590551.

 

LISTOWEL LAUNDRY FOR ELDERLY wishes to thank everyone who gave so generously to there annual church gate collection last weekend amount raised €1,515.00. 

 

ENABLE IRELAND KERRY SERVICES would like to thank the parishioners for supporting our recent church gate collection.The total raised this year was €873.02. This money will be used to help children and adults with disabilities in Co Kerry. We would also like to thank all our volunteers who help collect over the two days.

 

.IN AID OF THE HOPE FOUNDATION A 10k Run/Walk Will Be Held In Duagh On Sunday 16th October At 9.30am In Aid Of The Hope Foundation. Your Support Would Be Greatly Appreciated Registration At The National School From 8.30am To 9.15am Entry Fee €10.00 Finishers Medals For All runners. Light Refreshments After. Find Us On Facebook "Hope For Duagh" For More Information.

 

SAFER COMMUNITIES Listowel Gardaí will present a talk on: Safer communities Including: • General Crime prevention • Burglary prevention tips • Home security checklist • supporting your neighbours • Halloween Safety • Questions & Answers Date; Thursday October 20 at 11am. Venue; Listowel Family Resource Centre Further details from Toni on (068) 23584.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARER'S SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carer's Support Group takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. October 11 at 12.30pm. New members welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER from 24th September 2016

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. 089/4044816 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

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          24th       7.30pm Deceased members of the Flavin & Mulvihill Families,

                                                                                                                                Lower Aughrim

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        25th     10.00am                 John Horgan, l/o Trien & London (Anni)

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        25th     11.00am Michael Carmody, Tarbert (Rec Dec)

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 26th to Sunday 2nd October

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Mon  26th                9.30am Mass of Thanksgiving

                                                                Wed      28th       7.30pm Michael Lynch, Leitrim Middle (1st Anni)

                                                                Fri           30th       7.30pm Mikey Joe Enright, The Village (Anni) & Deceased

                                                                                                                                Members of the Enright & Horan Families

                                                                Sat             1st       7.30pm Charlie Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni) & Deceased

                                                                                                                                Members of the Brosnan Family

                                                                Sun           2nd     11.00am               James Harnett, Leitrim West (Anni) & his loving

                                                                                                                                parents Maurice & Mary                                              

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:     Tues  27th   7.30pm  Sick Sp Intention

                                                                                                                                                                Sun     2nd  10.00am   Parishioners

Information

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

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

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS:  You very generously contributed €1,360.25 to the Offertory Collection.

Dues (Parish Priest Collection) €260. Very many thanks. 

PRAYERS & SYMATHY: To Mick and Kathleen O’Brien, The Village, on the death of Kathleen’s sister Molly Chrisfield.  Molly’s funeral took place last Thurs (Sept 22nd) in London.  A Mass for the happy repose of the Molly will be celebrated in the coming weeks in Moyvane Church.  May the Chrisfield and O’Brien Families feel the support of our prayers at this sad time.  May Molly Rest In Peace. 

THANK YOU:  Thank you kindly for the welcome and engagement you gave to Fr. Seάn and Fr. Jack at last weekend’s Masses.  They felt welcomed and were delighted with what they experienced. 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Fourteen cards for €7.  Available in the Parish Office.  By supporting us in buying these cards, the money raised goes towards the Parish Funds.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.   Also pictures, rosary beads, magnets etc., honouring St. Teresa of Calcutta available.

HEALTHY FAMILY LIFE:  A free seminar on supporting healthy family life will take place in the Listowel Family Resource Centre will take place on Thurs 6th Oct commencing at 10am and concluding at 1pm.  Babies are welcome to attend with family members.  Speakers are Mary Collins, Catherine Condon, Brid Brosnan and Dr. Ann Horgan.  Light refreshments will be served on the day.  To book or for further info  23584.

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS:  Listowel Bridge Club are glad to announce that they are                starting lessons for beginners shortly.  Anyone interested in taking up Bridge please feel free to contact Maria O’Connor  087/7554996. 

REMINDER:  It would be of great help if cars could be parked parallel outside Moyvane Church at Mass times.  Parking by reversing into the pavement curb causes a lot of difficulty for those with buggies, wheelchairs and the elderly.   Also to be fair to motorist and vehicles, cars parked length ways out onto the road can cause difficulties for traffic coming in both directions.   We are most fortunate and richly blessed to have a large car park next to the Church, which can comfortably accommodate all cars for all our Church celebrations.   Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

OCTOBER THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY:  We often hear it said that as a Church we are poor at getting the young people involved.  For the month of Oct for the five Vigil Masses in Moyvane and the Sunday Masses in Moyvane and Knockanure, I would like if any of our students from the Secondary Schools would give out the Rosary a quarter of an hour before the Masses.   If anyone would like to help us with this please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office  49308 or have a word with me.  

YOUTH 2000: invites all young adults between ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from the 7th-9th Oct in De La Salle College, Newtown, Waterford.   What to expect? Good craic! excellent Speakers, inspiring talks, workshops, prayer, great music and group activities.  Also Youth Masses, Adoration, a Healing Service, games, lots of time to chill out and meet new people. For more details and to register online see www.youth2000.ie.   Parental consent is essential for all those under 18. All meals are provided for and accommodation is on site!  Don’t let money be an obstacle; just bring any donation and a sleeping bag. Newcomers very welcome!

DAYS OF PRAYER, GIFT OF MERCY: This weekend begins our Diocesan Days of Prayer, Gift of Mercy from Sept 24th to Oct 3rd. Join us in prayer and action as we reflect on being people of mercy in our homes and in our communities, responding to Pope Francis’ call to us. Pick up a prayer leaflet available in both our Churches or join us on www.dioceseofkerry.ie.  A celebration of Mercy & Healing will take place in the Cathedral, Killarney on Mon Oct 3rd @ 7.30pm.  Homilist Fr. Donal O’Connor, Chaplin IT Tralee & former C.C. Listowel Parish.

ICA: will attend Aqua Aerobics classes in Ballybunion Leisure Centre for 6 weeks starting in early Oct.  Maybe Mon or Wed night (yet to be confirmed). Cost is €50.  Places still available. Contact Anne at 086/3456808 not later than Tues 27th September.  Also meeting next Tues evening 27th @ 8pm.

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE LISTOWEL:   Open Night will be held on Thurs 29th Sept from 7.30pm to 9pm. Meet the teachers and view the fantastic facilities within the school. All are welcome.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL:  Open Night on Wed 5th Oct in the School 5 - 8p.m. DOES ANYONE KNOW?  At our Vigil Mass on Sept 3rd for the late Shauna Banet (Co. Leitrim) there was a photographer taking photos during the opening hymn and procession.  I was shocked and taken aback as he or no one else informed me about taking photos. I had hoped to meet him after Mass but he left the Church just as I was blessing myself to start Mass.  Does anyone know who this photographer is? 

CONGRATULATIONS & WELL DONE:  To the excellent Kerry Minor Team on winning three in a row and to all involved with them, mentors and families. The future looks very bright. Ciarraί Abū!

 “LIVE FOR THE MOMENT ATTITUDE”-CAN HAVE AWFUL CONSEQUENCES!

The unnamed rich man in this weekend’s Gospel story is someone who has no interest in ‘what comes after’.  He sees no further than the present moment.  He enjoys to the full the comforts and pleasures of this present life.  He foresees no consequence to his lifestyle.  He cannot conceive that there is a ‘before’ or an ‘after’ or if there is, he simply does not believe that his afterlife will in anyway be adversely affected by his earthly life.  Such beliefs were not uncommon at the time of Jesus.  The Sadducees who tended to be among the most affluent people in Jewish society, believed that at death everyone good and bad alike, went to the shadowy underworld of the dead – SHEOL or HADES.  They believed that there was neither reward nor punishment in the afterlife.  The rich man in our Gospel story this weekend clearly shares that outlook.  In a way, he represents the mentality of many in modern society, with its ‘LIVE FOR THE MOMENT’ attitude and its strong emphasis on getting the most out of life for yourself.  He would feel very much at home in our twenty-first century materialistic culture, which often defuses people by how much they earn, consume or spend.  It’s not that he is unaware of the poor man at his gate, since, in Hades, he recognises Lazarus and calls him by name.  But while the rich man was on earth he could not see beyond himself.  He was totally caught up in his own pleasure.  His lifestyle is one of conspicuous consumption.  While he did not harm poor old Lazarus and was not violent or abusive to him – he just simply ignored him.  He thinks that such actions in this life have no meaning, no significance and no lasting consequences.   The rich man believes that a person rising from the dead will convince his brothers to change their ways.  Abraham is unconvinced.  They have the Law of Moses and the Prophets, who speak long and loud about the obligation to care for those who are poor.  This story challenges us as to whom do we listen to - whose values we choose to live by.  The rich man ignores Moses and the Prophets – he ignores God’s vision for humanity.  He chooses instead to look only to himself, to his own comfort.  The Law, the Prophets, the Gospel challenges us to a deeper truth – to refuse to accept injustice, poverty, exploitation of those who are weak.  They invite us to a genuine love of neighbour – not just because of future reward but simply because it is right in itself.  The Gospel reveals the true meaning of life:  that practical love of neighbour leads to a fuller and more satisfying experience of life in the here and now, as well as in the live to come.  Whose values are you living by right now? 

 Sunday 25th September, 2016.

                                Boro Extras

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP:  in the Rose Hotel on Thurs Sept 29th at 7:30pm.  All are welcome.

CORK AND KERRY CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE:  will take place in the Cork International Airport Hotel on Sat & Sun, Oct. 15th/16th. Theme “Lord, remember me”. Main Speakers Fr. Damien Ryan, & Patricia Mitchell.   All are welcome.

ANAM CARA:   the organization that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening

on Tues 4th of Oct from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee.  This is a free event.  As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Mon 3rd Oct or call the Information Line on 085/2888 888. 

GOD’S MERCY AND MOTHER TERESA:  An evening of prayer, music and recollection in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney with guest speaker Susan Conroy from USA -  Fri 30th Sept at 7.30pm. Refreshments afterwards.

GLUTEN FREE HOSTS:  Some people have raised a genuine concern recently about Gluten Free Hosts.  We contacted our supplier during the week who informed us as follows:  “The Hosts are not 100% gluten free and do contain a minimum content of gluten however, they are approved by the Coeliac Society of Ireland”.  If you have any reservations about taking the gluten free Hosts, we suggest you contact the Coeliac Society of Ireland on 01/8721471.  Conserated gluten free Hosts will continue to be available in both our Churches.

FR. HAMEL DECLARED A MARTYR:  Pope Francis has declared that Fr. Jacques Hamel (85) whose throat was slit when two armed men stormed into the Church where he was saying Mass last July is a martyr and ‘blessed’.  This is a strong indication that the process of making him a Saint is underway.

THE BIG QUESTION?  God asks no one whether they will accept life.  There is no choice.  You must take it.  The only question is HOW?  That’s the big question!

CLARIFICATION:  I just want to clarify “No I have not applied for the vacant job in the Clare Hurling”.  Roll on 2017, the Clare flag will be in the lawn and Liam McCarthy will be in Clare…..Up the Banner!

                                     THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

“Before I die I mean to take the pilgrimage to the Holy Land”, a nineteenth century industrial Baron once said to Mark Twain.  “I will climb to the top of Mount Sinai and read the Ten Commandments aloud”.  “Why don’t you stay at home and keep them?” replied Twain.

BLURRED VISION

A man had gone to Saramac Lake, New York where he hoped to run across someone who had known Robert Louis Stevenson while he lived there being treated for tuberculosis.  After an intensive search, he finally found an old lady at whose house Stevenson had lived.  At first she could not remember the Novelist at all, but after patient questioning, she remembered.  “Oh, that fellow!” she exclaimed.  “Yes, I remember him”.  He used to write in bed and he smoked cigarettes as he wrote and burned holes in the sheets”.  This woman saw the outward appearance and never looked at the heart.  As His followers we need to be sensitive to looking beyond the outward appearance and searching for what is in the heart. 

POPE LEFT HOLDING THE BABY!!

Pope Francis lovingly holds a new-born baby during his Sept 16th visit to the Neonatal unit in San Giovanni Hospital in Rome.  What a wonderful Shepherd he is in leading by example in our Church at this time.  Please keep him in your Masses and prayers both that the energy and Christ like compassion that he brings to his Ministry as our Pope will continue for many years.  May the Lord keep him safe and well that he may continue to do his incredible work in our Church at this time.  Young and old, people of all faiths and none have been deeply touched by any encounter they have with him.   Long life and blessings to him.

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  24th    2nd October    

 Saturday

24th      Noreen Browne nee Dore, Woodford 1st Ann.

/ Noreen Harnett, Smerla Bridge /

Tim & Babe O’Sullivan, St. Brendan’s Tce. /

John Joe Stack, Bedford /

Thomas O’Connor & Deceased Family Members, Skehenerin / Mary Moran, Billerough / Michael Scanlon, Dirha & London & Agnes, Maurice & Joe Scanlon &

Deceased Members of the Scanlon &

O’Connor Families           Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

25th                       Ann Hannon, Ballygologue Pk, 1st Ann. /

Sinead Deasy, Dublin, Recently Deceased /

Anna Buckley, College Lawn & Kilkee      9.00am

                Funeral Mass – Philip Healy, Greenville 11.00am

Mon 26th                            Julia & William McMullan, Tralee               10.30am

Tues 27th                            Edward (Ned) McGrath, Woodford & Writers Grove, 1st Anniversary      10.30am

Wed 28th                                                                            Private Intention              10.30am

Thurs 29th                                                           People of the Parish       10.30am

   Fri 30th                              John McElligott, Kilmorna             10.30am

Saturday

1st Oct.                 Angela Clasin & Jack & Mamie O’Connor /

Ned McGrath, Woodford & Writers Grove,

1st Anniversary                 10.30am

                 Pat & Margaret O Sullivan, Finuge /

Tom McCarthy, Coolnaleen /

Donie Cahill, Abbeyfeale /

Patsy Nolan, Ballygrennan & Pat Nolan, Kilmorna / Patrick Carey, Ballygologue Rd & John & Josephine Woulfe, Ballygologue Rd & Patrick Street.              Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

2nd                        Peter Anthony Downing, Courthouse Rd. /

Mary O Sullivan, Ennismore         9.00am

                Peggy O’Connor, Market St. & Clieveragh /

Martin McGrath, Cahirdown /

Paddy O’Sullivan, Meen                11.00am

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 25th  September  Fr. Brick   087-9473317   (emergencies only)

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

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Philip Healy, Greenville. Arriving into the Church this Saturday evening (24th). Requiem Mass Sunday at 11am. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Christy Keogh, Craughatoosane / Mary Anne Stack, Trienearagh, Irremore & London.

CHURCH NOTICES

DAYS OF PRAYER, GIFT OF MERCY This weekend begins our diocesan Days of Prayer, Gift of Mercy, Sept 24th – Oct 3rd. Join us in prayer and action as we reflect on being people of mercy in our homes and in our communities, responding to Pope Francis’ call to us. Pick up a prayer leaflet at the back of the Church or join us on www.dioceseofkerry.ie; The Days of Prayer, Gift of Mercy will close with a Celebration of Mercy and Healing in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday, Oct 3rd at 7.30pm. 

FR. SEAN O SHEEHY’S COURSE Fr. Sean is once again providing a catechesis course on the next chapter of the New Catechism – This time the focus will be on PRAYER: 6 sessions 7.00 - 8.30. Monday 26th September at the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome. 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL Tuesday 27th September at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

COURSE FOR READERS / MINISTERS OF THE WORD: Reminder that the Diocese is providing a course for all our Readers / Ministers of the Word from  our Pastoral Area taking place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Upper William Street on Wednesday night next, 28th September beginning at 8.00 p.m. and ending at 9.30 p.m. We invite and recommend that all our Readers avail of this night of reflection. Thanks.

 

INVITATION  FOR  ALTAR  SERVERS

We invite any boy or girl from 4th, 5th or 6th Classes, from any of our local schools, to be a Server in the new rota beginning in October. Fr. Declan will make Application Forms available in each of the Parish schools during the coming week and should a boy or girl be going to a school outside the Parish, application may be made through the Parish Office.  When you receive your Application Form, we ask both a parent and child to fill it in and bring it to a short meeting of the Parents and the Servers on Wednesday night next 28th September, at 7.00 pm, in the Church, to inform all present of the Kerry Diocesan Child Protection Policy.  It is now Diocesan Policy to have this meeting and it will be finished by 7.30pm. 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Similarly,a night for all the Eucharistic Ministers of our Pastoral Area will take place again at St. Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday, October 5th at 8.00 p.m. It will be given by Frances Rowland of the Diocesan Pastoral Team and we recommend that all our ministers attend. We also wish to have a number of extra ministers of the Eucharist to join whatever mass you go to. The commitment is one month is three. Please contact Fr. Declan or Parish Office for more details.

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on the First Friday of every month from October onwards – beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Mass at 7.00 p.m. followed by the St. Pio prayers and Benediction.

GOD’S MERCY AND MOTHER TERESA – An evening of prayer, music and recollection in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney with guest speaker Susan Conroy from USA -  Friday 30th Sept, 7.30pm. All welcome refreshments afterwards.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE LISTOWEL, Open Night will be held on Thursday 29th September 2016 from 7.30pm to 9pm. Meet the teachers and view the fantastic facilities within the school. All are welcome.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL are holding their Open Night on Wednesday, 5th October 2016 in the School from 5.00p.m. to 8.00p.m.

KERRY AND LISTOWEL ALZHEIMER'S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person with time to spare? If so, the North Kerry and Listowel Alzheimer's Daycare Respite facility at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Further details available from Bridie on (068 23584). Centre on (068) 23584 as early booking advised.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE  Are hosting their annual Coffee morning in Christy’s, The Square, Listowel on Friday 30th  September 2016 from 10am. to 1pm. Your support would be much appreciated. All are welcome.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Will hold Writing Workshops every Tuesday Morning for the month of  October and November from 11 am - 12 noon. The Workshops are facilitated by Kerry County Councils Writer in Residence Máire Holmes, starting on October 4th. Please contact the Library to secure your place on 068-23044.

 

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

YOUTH 2000 invites all young adults between ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from the 7th-9th October 2016 in De La Salle College, Newtown, Waterford.  This will be a very exciting weekend. What to expect? Good craic!, Excellent Speakers, Inspiring talks and workshops, prayer, great music, group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, a Healing Service, games, lots of time to chill out and meet new people. For more details and to register online see www.youth2000.ie The weekend is being organised by young people for young people. Parental consent is essential for all those under 18. All meals are provided for and accommodation is on site!  Don’t let money be an obstacle; just bring any donation and a sleeping bag. Newcomers very welcome

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Paul Montgomery, B.A.Theol., M.A.Chap., Grad Holocaust Ed. Mondays - 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th October, 2016 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Evenings of Reflection, Meditation, Mindfulness to promote Positive Mental Health and Stress Management. Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 28th Sept. to 16th Nov. 7.00pm - 8.30pm. We celebrate our faith in the Sacraments. Capacitar: Saturday 1st Oct from 9.45 to 4.00pm. Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Contact Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

YOUTH MUSIC MINISTRY WORKSHOP There will be a workshop for all involved in Youth Music Ministry on Saturday, October 22nd 2016 in St. Brendan’s College (The Sem) Killarney.  Registration will begin at 10:30am.  Lunch will be served on the day.  The workshop is geared at people involved with youth choirs or youth folk groups, people who may want to set up such groups in your parish and people who would like to use more youth-friendly music in their parish.  Please contact Tomás Kenny (Diocesan Pastoral Team) on 086-3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.  Application forms will be sent to the parishes.  You can also download the form on the Diocese of Kerry website – www.dioceseofkerry.ie

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Thursday 6th October 2016 10am - 1pm. A free seminar on supporting healthy family life. Babies are welcome to attend with family members. Speakers Mary Collins: Child Development & Toddler years Caroline Condon: Asking for help and how to talk about Post Natal Depression, Brίd Brosnan: Physio for moms. Dr Ann Horgan: Mental Well-Being for Mom & Baby Information stands on the day include: HSE Primary Care, North Kerry Mental Health Group, Baby Massage, Play Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy etc. ‘Goodie Bags’ to all attending. Light refreshments served on the day Contact; Listowel Family Resource.

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS – Listowel Bridge Club Anyone interested in taking bridge lessons please contact Maria O’Connor on 087 755 4996.

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

NORA MULVIHILL COFFEE MORNING in aid of Listowel Hospice that took place the week of the races raised €413.00. Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 4th of October from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This is a free event. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 3rd October or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

HSE STOP SMOKING COURSE Like to quite smoking? A HSE 6-week ‘Stop Smoking’ support group will start in: Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd, Tuesday 4th Oct. to 8th Nov.  From 6.30 to 7.30pm. The course is free of Charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Officer. To confirm booking as places are limited ring Mary on 066-7195617.

 

August 21 2016 Church Newsletters and Local News North Kerry Connections.

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 089/4044816 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

 

  PLEASE NOTE: Fr. Kevin’s new mobile number 089/4044816

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat        20th  7.30pm          Lisa Talty (Very Ill)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun       21st   10.00am          Parishioners

 

 

 

MOYVANE:  Sun       21st   11.00am          Joe Kearney, l/o Glin Road & Longford (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

Weekday Masses: Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th August

 

 

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane: 

 

 

 

                            Mon       22nd  7.30pm          John Grinsell, Clounprohus (Anni)

 

 

 

7.30                                        Fri         26th  7.30pm          Eileen McNamara, Glin (Anni) & her sisters Mary &

 

 

 

                                                                                                Peggy Moriarty

 

 

 

                                             Sat        27th    7.30pm         Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Convent (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Sun       28th              11.00am          Liam Lynch, Leitrim Middle (Anni) & Deceased Members

 

 

 

                                                                                                of the Lynch & Byrne Families.

 

 

 

                                 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: 

 

 

 

Sun        28th 10.00am          Tom Moloney, Woodford Listowel & Southhampton UK

 

 

 

                                                (Rec Dec)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Fr Kevin ( 089/4044816.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MOYVANE: Wed 9.00am to 11.00am.    Churches remain open until 8pm.

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  To Diarmuid O’Connor & Family, Aughrim on the death of his uncle Michael Carmody, Tarbert whose Funeral took place last week.  A Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul on Sunday 25th September @ 11am.  To Tony & Mary Buckley, Keylod on the death of Mary’s brother Tom Moloney, Woodford, Listowel & l/o UK.  Mass for the repose of his soul will be held on Sunday 28th Aug @ 10am.   Also to Brigitte Hogan & Family, Leitrim Middle on the death of her teenage cousin Shauna Banet, Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim.  Our special prayers to her loving mother Aideen and her younger sister Rebecca and grandparents.  On a week in which the Fleadh Cheoil is going on in Ennis, Shauna was an avid musician and played with many traditional groups in her beloved Co. Leitrim and was a member of St. Mel’s Musical Society.  A gifted teenager, who was so generous in sharing her talents, may she remain ever young in the presence of the Lord.  Mass for Shauna will be offered on Saturday September 3rd @ 7.30pm.  May Michael, Tom & Shauna Rest In Peace. 

 

 

 

ALTAR SERVERS:  It’s that time of the year again when we say thank you and farewell to Altar Servers who are moving to Secondary Schools and we welcome new Servers who have taken up the Ministry.  I must confess that the Servers we are saying goodbye to have been very dedicated and have always been so helpful and respectful in their duties.  On  your behalf and my own behalf I wish Claire, Orla, Micheάl, Aidan & Jack God’s blessings as they begin the next chapter of their secondary education.  All of the aforementioned received the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation this year.  May God’s Holy Spirit guide them in all their undertakings and all their decisions.  Many thanks to their families who have supported them all through their time as Altar Servers.  We extend a Céad Míle Fάilte to our new Servers who are Micheάl, Seάn, Mikala, James, Grace & Brona.  You will get a great welcome from our established Servers who will guide you on the various tasks that you will undertake as Altar Servers.  If anyone would like to join this Ministry please contact Bernie for Moyvane on 087/6287410 and Liz for Knockanure on 086/8417688. On Saturday September 10th after the 7.30pm Mass a special presentation will be made to departing Servers.

 

 

 

VILLAGE PRE-SCHOOL:  Moyvane Village Pre-School is having an open morning on Saturday next 27th August from 10am to 12noon in Murhur N.S.  All are welcome.  If you are unable to attend this gathering feel free to contact Anna Marie McEvoy on 087/6203479 or email moyvanevillagepreschool@gmail.com

 

 

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: Mon 22nd @ 8.30pm in Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.

 

 

 

PARISHIONER GERARD BARRETT’S FILM SMALLTOWN:  TV3 on Sept 1st.  See TV schedule for time.

 

 

 

BAG FULL OF BRONZE MEDALS:  Warm congratulations and very well done to all associated with Community Games in our Parish.  In Athlone last weekend our U13 girls indoor soccer won the bronze medal in the All-Ireland Community Games.  They did our Parish, their families and themselves proud.  It was so nice after picking up their medals in Athlone, they arrived back to a celebration welcome in the Marian Hall.  A special word of thanks to their Coaches and their Families who continue to gift these players with time, energy and guidance in continuing to help them use their football talents wisely.  Thanks also to those who provided hospitality in the Hall.

 

 

 

VINTAGE DAY:  We extend a Céad Míle Fάilte to all visitors who will be attending today’s Vintage Show in Knockanure.  Please God the weather will be kind.  A special welcome to my neighbours and friends from Cooraclare, Kilmihil and Cranny and also friends from Gneeveguilla and Knocknagree.  It all starts at 12.30pm.  Vintage display in the GAA pitch plus trashing machine will also be in operation.  Lots of other attractions and novelties in the Community Centre which will feature bread making.  Your support would be deeply appreciated.

 

 

 

LEAVING CERT RESULTS

 

 

 

Congratulations to all students who received their results last Wednesday; we wish you the best over these days of waiting and decision making.  May this prayer be a blessing to you and yours at this time.

 

 

 

Lord, I turn to you for help, that in your wisdom you might aid me in making the right decision. I am unsure about what is best for me, and at times I hesitate to pray for guidance, not because I don’t believe, but because I know that if I am honest with myself and with You, I will be changed – and that change unsettles me.   I am comfortable now, and sometimes I am afraid of what You might be calling me to do.  Shake me from my comfort.  When I doubt my ability to choose what is right, guide me in my discernment and point me in the direction You want me to go. When I turn to You, I will always find the courage to choose faith, the strength to choose hope, the compassion to choose love.  I am not made or unmade by the things which happen to me but my reaction to them.  (St. John of the Cross)

 

 

 

PRAYER FOR FINE WEATHER

 

 

 

All-powerful and ever-living God,

 

 

 

we find security in your care and love for us.

 

 

 

Give us the fine weather we pray for and need.

 

 

 

May the harvest be secured and the hard work

 

 

 

and efforts of so many of our people come to fruition.

 

 

 

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

 

 

 

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

 

 

 

one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

 

 

 

ROSE OF TRALEE:  The New York Rose, Kristin Stack whose Dad hails from Athea and her Mum is from Tralee has cousins and relatives in the Parish.  This is a very exciting time for the family and we wish Kristin and all the Roses a joyful and exciting time this coming week.  Start spreading the news, the New York Rose has Moyvane and Knockanure connections!!

 

 

 

MESSENGER:  September edition on sale, please contact Kay O’Hanlon if you would

 

 

 

Like to have a copy of this religious magazine in your home.  Nice reading & prayers.

 

 

 

           Boro Extras

 

 

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Thursday August 25th in the Rose Hotel (Fels point) at 7:30pm.  All queries about diabetes will be dealt with.  All are welcome.

 

 

 

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK TRALEE:   are currently recruiting participants for their QQI Level 5 Sport, Recreation and Exercise course. The course is free to individuals who are out of work due to illness, injury, those who have experienced a personal setback or early school leavers. Training and accommodation allowance provided. For further info please contact NLN at 066 7122533 or 086 0404270 or kevin.smith@nln.ie

 

 

 

ALWAYS WANTED TO VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS?  Looking for a course about global social injustice? Learn more at the Viatores Christi (VC) - Information & Recruitment Session, Saturday 27th August 2016 at 2.30pm in the Limerick Education Centre, Marshal House, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick or alternatively in Dublin on Saturday 27th August at 11am at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Rd., Phibsboro, Dublin 7.  ( 01/8689986 or e-mail

 

 

 

 apply@viatoreschristi.com or visit website www.viatoreschristi.com.  All welcome!

 

 

 

   “THE STORMY ROAD”

 

 

 

Gertrude Phillipson wrote her first book entitled “The Stormy Road”.  Nothing especially remarkable about that you might say.  But her publishers thought she was remarkable because the book was published on the author’s 100th birthday! She had not even started to write it until she was 95. The forward was by the well – known author George Sava, who wrote many books himself.  Not only did he express the hope that he would be able to write the introduction to her second novel in due course, he stated what so many people believe to be true:

 

 

 

“LIFE DOES NOT BEGIN OR STOP AT ANY AGE.  IT GOES ON FROM OUR FIRST DAY TO OUR LAST, AND GERTRUDE PHILLIPSON HAS SHOWN US THE WAY OF ENJOYING IT TO THE FULL”. Jesus came that we may all have life and have it to the full.

 

 

 

REALLY!

 

 

 

A small girl was writing an account for her teacher about a recent family wedding.  She wrote all about the Bride and the Bridegroom, Bridesmaid, Bestman and Bigamist.  “Why do you keep calling the Celebrant a Bigamist?” the teacher asked.  “I couldn’t remember the word you gave us and asked my Mum what someone who marries two people was called!”

 

 

 

SLOW ME DOWN LORD

 

 

 

A Knockanure parishioner came across the following script in a newsletter in Co. Clare.  We gladly share it with you this weekend.

 

 

 

                http://www.projectinspired.com/wp-content/uploads/jesus-and-child-4.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slow me down Lord, Slow me down,

 

Ease the pounding of my heart

 

by the quieting of my mind.

 

Give me amid the confusion of the day,

 

the calmness of the eternal hills.

 

Break the tension of my nerves and muscles

 

with the soothing music of the singing streams

 

that live in my memory.

 

Help me to know the magical restoring power of sleep.

 

Teach me the art of taking MINUTE vacations,

 

Of slowing down to look at a flower,

 

to chat with a friend,

 

to pat a dog,

 

to read a few lines of a good book.

 

Slow me down Lord and inspire me to send my roots

 

deep into the soil of life's enduring values

 

that I may grow toward the s tars of my greater destiny.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  20th    28th   August    

 

 

 

Saturday

 

20th       John Hannon, Convent St. Months Mind /

 

Nancy McAuliffe, Months Mind & Pat McAuliffe, Bedford / Betty Griffin, Ballygologue Pk. 1st Anniversary  /

 

Kathleen Daly, William St. / Helen McConnell, O’Connell’s Ave. Birthday Rem.    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

21st                        Sean Thornton, Clieveragh /

 

Maurice O Sullivan, Charles St & USA.     9.00am

 

                Margaret & Jimmy Scanlon, Clieveragh /

 

Anne Collins, Skehenerin             11.00am

 

Mon 22nd                                           10.30am

 

                Liam Healy, Ballygologue Pk, Months Mind

 

celebrated by Fr. Dalton               1.00pm

 

Tues 23rd                            Mary (Mai) Slowey, Listowel & London, Birthday Remembrance                10.30am

 

Wed 24th                                                                            Tom Moloney, Southampton & Woodford, Months Mind                 10.30am

 

Thurs 25th                                                           Jer & Molly Kennedy, Ellie, Maureen & Jerry Kennedy, Listowel & Asdee                 10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass intention for

 

Stephen Foran, Baile O Dubhda,

 

1st Anniversary                 7.00pm

 

   Fri 26th                              Private Intention              10.30am

 

Saturday

 

27th                       David & Mary Barry & Audrey Hyland      10.30am

 

                Patrick Stack, Moyessa & Dublin &

 

Deceased Members of the Stack & Moran Families          Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

28th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Pat Halpin, Ballygologue Pk. 1st Anniversary        11.00am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday,

 

21st  August    Fr. McNamara 089-4044816 (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Edmund Scanlon, late of Moyvane & Cricklewood. Funeral will take place in England. /

 

Betty O Sullivan, nee Hanlon, Australia late of O’Connell’s Ave. /  Joe ‘Sullivan, Sandhill Road,  Ballybunion. /

 

Maurice Guerin, late of The Long Bar, William St. Listowel died in California.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Martin (Sonny) Flaherty, O’Connell’s Ave., Nora Flaherty, Bebe Fitzsimon (nee Flaherty), John Gilbert, London, Noreen Flaherty nee James & Deceased Members of the Flaherty Family/ Anne Collins, Skehenerin /  Joe & Margaret O’Sullivan, Tanavalla.

 

 

 

                         CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

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

 

STUDENT READERS LIST:  We would like to invite second level students to join our readers list. Application forms can be got from Parish Office. Please complete forms as soon as possible as students will read again in October. Training will be provided.

 

FATIMA 2017 KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE Led by Bishop Ray Browne, centenary of the Fatima Apparitions. Pope Francis to visit in May. 10th – 17th May, 2017 Flight from Dublin Airport. Fully escorted Pilgrimage contact: Premier Travel Ltd. 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Sq., Cork, Tel: 021-4277700, email: premier@premiertravel.ie or Maureen Harty, Tel: 066-7131328.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ardfert Retreat Centre Programme.  Short Courses in Spiritual Development 2016-2017. For brochures please contact us by email or phone 066 7134276. 

 

 

 

Just a Thought

 

Recipe for a Happy Home

 

Combine happy hearts. Melt hearts into one. Add a little Love. Mix well with respect. .. Add Gentleness, Laughter, Joy, Faith, Hope and Self Control. Pout in much Understanding. Don’t forget the Patience. …. Blend in Listening Ears. Allow to grow and Share. …. Sprinkle with Smiles, Hugs and Kisses … Bake for a Lifetime …

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

HERITAGE WEEK Tuesday 23rd August at 7.30pm. Lecture – The Women of the 1916 Rising by Dr. Mary McAuliffe. Thursday 25th August at 7.30pm. Lecture – Con Colbert and the 1916 Rising by Liam Irwin. Venue: Kerry Writers Museum for more info contact Listowel Castle on 086-3857201.

 

BANK OF IRELAND, THE SQUARE, LISTOWEL are holding a Pop-Up Shop of designer & excellent quality clothes, handbags, accessories etc., which can be purchased at a fraction of the normal price on Thursday, 25th August @ 6.30pm.  All funds raised will go towards Make A Wish.

 

LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMADATION OFFICE 2016 The Situated at the Seanchai Centre, The Square, Listowel and is now open. We are looking for anybody who has single or twin rooms preferably as near to the town as possible (Listowel or Ballybunion). The office is open daily from 11am. to 4pm. closed from 1pm. to 2pm. each day. Call in or ring on 068-23036 / 068-23037.

 

ALWAYS WANTED TO VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS?  Looking for a course about global social injustice? Learn more at the Viatores Christi (VC) - Information & Recruitment Session, Saturday 27th August 2016 at 2.30pm in the Limerick Education Centre, Marshal House, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick or alternatively in Dublin on Saturday 27th August at 11am at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Rd., Phibsboro, Dublin 7

 

OR Tel. 01 8689986 apply@viatoreschristi.com www.viatoreschristi.com  ALL WELCOME!

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will be held on Thursday August 25th in the Rose Hotel (Fels point) at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

 

“PLAY THE CARDS YOUR DEALT” by local man Gerard Mulvihill further copies have been printed and are available from Woulfe & Flavin bookshops price €10. Proceeds to Enable Ireland.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MOYVANE KNOCKANURE  PARISH NEWSLETTER and Listowel at end.

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 089/4044816 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)

 

 

 

  PLEASE NOTE: Fr. Kevin’s new mobile number 089/4044816

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat        13th   7.30pm          Seān Neligan, Kilbaha (Anni)        

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun       14th   10.00am          Mass of Thanksgiving for Dr. Áine Birmingham, Listowel

 

MOYVANE:               Sun       14th   11.00am         Brendan Finucane, Tarbert (Rec Dec)

 

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION – AUGUST 15TH

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Mon    15th    10.00am          Dick, Peggy, John, Mylie & Mary Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                  11.00am          Esther & Maurice Kennelly, Inchamore (Anni)

 

                                                                         7.30pm          Tim & Maryanne O’Flaherty & their loving son Fr. John

 

                                                                                                & Deceased members of the O’Flaherty Family, Murhur         

 

Weekday Masses: Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st August

 

                            Church of the Assumption Moyvane: 

 

                            Wed      17th     7.30pm         Mossie O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

                                             Sat        20th    7.30pm         Lisa Talty (Very Ill)

 

                                                Sun       21st   11.00am          Joe Kearney, l/o Glin Road & Longford (Rec Dec)

 

                                 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: 

 

Sun        21st   10.00am          Parishioners

 

 

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE: Wed 9.00am to 11.00am.    Churches remain open until 8pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  Will be taken up after Communion at all Masses this week in aid of the Pastoral & Retreat Centres in our Diocese.  

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION:  You contributed the sum of €690 to the recent Church Gate Collection.  This money is used to subsidize our Chiropody Service and Annual Christmas Dinner.  A sincere thank you to all who contributed and all who helped with the collection.

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Joe Kearney, l/o Glin Road and Longford.  His Funeral took place on Saturday in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford.  Our prayerful support to his relatives in the Parish - The Kearney Family, Kilbaha, Brendan O’Carroll, Woodgrove, Michael O’Carroll, Lenamore and Marita Arnold, Ballybunion.  A Mass for the repose of Joe will take place on Sunday 21st in Moyvane Church.  May Joe’s Family in Longford and the aforementioned relatives be comforted at this time.   The death also has occurred of Margaret Finucane, l/o Abbeyfeale & USA.  Our prayerful support to the Finucane Family, Lisaniskea on the death of their sister.   And to Phyllis Sheehy & Family, Leitrim Middle on the death of her brother-in-law Tommy Joe O’Mahony, Ballylongford.    May Joe, Margaret & Tommy Joe Rest In Peace.

 

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION – AUGUST 15TH – FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION:  As our Church in Moyvane is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, August 15th is a very special day in our Parish.  Masses are as follows:  KNOCKANURE - 10.00am and MOYVANE - 11.00am and 7.30pm.  See intentions above.

 

REMINDER:  Please check your offertory boxes for CHY3 certs and if you wish to sign and return them it would help us in claiming a tax rebate which would be of great benefit to our Parish.  We still have offertory boxes available for those who would like to join the scheme to contribute to the upkeep of our Parish.

 

VINTAGE DAY:  next Sunday, August 21st in the GAA Ground.  A cake sale will be held, all proceeds going to Knockanure Community Centre.  Donations of bread, cakes, etc. appreciated and can be handed in on the day.

 

SPILL OF DIESEL AND DUMPING OF BROKEN GLASS:  Accidents do happen as we are all aware, but we need to take responsibility!  A spill of diesel occurred in Moyvane Church car-park last Monday afternoon from a tractor and also next to it broken panes of glass were disposed of in the grass.  It would have been nice if the person responsible could have informed us and we could have dealt with it immediately and no questions would be asked.  If the Church car-park cannot be respected it will have to be locked more frequently.  It all comes down to one thing – have pride in the place you live in and insure that it is kept clean and tidy.

 

                                DELIVER US FROM EVIL

 

The seedy revelations about Maynooth and the alleged goings on are having a damaging effect on the Priesthood and the leadership of our Catholic Church here in Ireland.  Who’d want to give their life in service now?

 

As a Priest I force myself to look beyond the headlines.  This is more than about a gay culture in a Seminary.  I don’t feel confidant or safe to talk about this issue.  The first question thrown at you is “Tell me what do you think of Diarmuid Martin?”  The tone by which this question is asked will tell you whether they are pro or anti Martin.  I usually close it off by saying “Oh I don’t really know, what to think?”  “This may be a wicked age….. but your lives should redeem it”.  If good old St. Paul were to write in today’s world, he would have no doubt.  The pain and awful destruction of wars and violence hang over our world.  The temptation today, however, can be to stay with evil as “out there” and shrug our shoulders helplessly.  We should well remember that all that is necessary for the victory of evil is that good people do nothing.  Home can be where the hurt is.  Our Bishops don’t even appear to have the energy or enthusiasm to get together and talk or look at the Maynooth mess.  We’ve come a long way from the days of evil being seen as “out there” to something that is uncomfortably closer to home.  Many remember the days when the final prayer of the Mass, said to St. Michael the Archangel, scorched itself into our memory.  The prayer is gone, today there is little or no reference made to the reality of evil and Devil.  True, at Baptism parents and Godparents are asked to renounce Satan and all his works and empty promises and the Bishop receives the same promise from the children as he confirms.  But how many know what precisely these works and empty promises are?  The challenge is to recognise the evil that exists, but seeing also that the power of God is greater.  We pray at every Mass “deliver us from evil” for that reason.  Another danger is projecting evil and blame on the Devil for situations which are more a matter of human failure.  The challenge for all of us in these difficult days is not just to hear the Good News, but to BE GOOD NEWS for everyone we meet.  And finally we need leaders with courage and vision to buck the system.  We need Priests who are at home in their humanity.  We need people of faith and spirituality to grasp that our loving God is always giving us opportunities to draw closer to Him.  Pray please that He will deliver us from evil.

 

                 REMEMBER……THERE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER

 

There will always be a small patch of sky above and there will always be enough space to fold hands in prayer.

 

BEATITUDES FOR FRIENDS OF THE DEAF

 

Blessed are those who seem to know……

 

That lip reading is difficult and slow.

 

Blessed are they who shake my hand…..

 

And write notes to help me understand.

 

Blessed are they who seem to see…..

 

When I’m lost in a group of two or three.

 

Blessed are they who take time out…..

 

To explain to me what they are talking about.

 

Blessed are they who have a smile…..

 

That makes my life more worthwhile.

 

Blessed are they who make it know……

 

By faith God’s promise; I’ll walk alone.

 

Blessed are they who understand….And who help me journey to that City not made with hands.

 

Gentle Lord, increase our understanding of the difficulties encountered by those hard of hearing and give us thankful hearts that we may appreciate all the gifts You have given us.

 

    Sunday 14th August, 2016.

 

           Boro Extras

 

DEVOTION TO OUR LADY IN THE WEEKS AHEAD

 

Next Monday is the Feast of the Assumption. The Knock Annual Novena runs from Sunday 14th to Monday 22nd August. This year pilgrims will experience the extensive renovations to the Basilica. The theme this year is “Merciful like the Father”.  Two weeks later, 2nd to 7th September we have our Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.  In recent weeks, many from our Diocese have been to Medjugorje. In the weeks ahead, at some Masses, join with the worship and intentions of all these pilgrims and liturgies. This Jubilee year of Mercy an appropriate theme might be the line from the Magnificat:  “His Mercy is from age to age on those who fear him.” His Mercy that offers us eternal life; His Mercy that is ever ready to forgive our sins; His Mercy that ever supports and strengthens us all in every ‘hour of need’.

 

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Big clean up this Monday evening, assembling at Noel’s at 7.45pm.  Bags, gloves and equipment will be supplied.  Your generous support is appreciated.

 

A HISTORICAL TOUR OF BROSNA:  led by Tom Roche N.T., Historian, will take place on Sunday 21st August. Meet at Brosna Parish Church at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society www.kerryhistory.ie

 

NEW TEACHERS FOR OUR TWO SCHOOLS:  We would like to extend a Céad Mίle Fάilte to our two new teachers who will be joining our two National Schools come September please God.  By a strange coincidence both are from the Castleisland area.  Ms. Philomena O’Connor from Cordal will be joining the staff in Scoil Chorp Chriost while Mr. Fred Galvin, Scartaglin will be joining the staff in Murhur N.S.   We wish both of them our prayerful good wishes and we hope they have a long and pleasant stay in our two Schools.

 

NEW CHURCH BELL AND NEW HOME FOR THE OLD CHURCH BELL:  Great reaction to our new bell which has the facility to play hymn jingles as well.  This weekend at Masses you will be able to hear these hymns.  It is so nice to have clear bell heralding the Angelus at 12noon and 6pm.  It will also add immensely to special celebrations such as Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.  The old bell has been given a new home just in the site of the old Church at the back of the Presbytery.  Our sincere thanks to all on the Development Association who have helped immensely in putting the bell in place and for their help generally in enhancing the Presbytery grounds.  A special word of thanks to Mike Buckley, Woodgrove for his utter dedication and hard work in having the place looking in such splendid order.  Simply the best Mike! Very well done.

 

02 – THREE A TOTAL DISASTER

 

Over a year ago just after coming to the Parish I signed a contract with O2 Three for a Samsung Galaxy S5.  I was to pay them €50 per month and they were to provide a wide range of services.  Well I paid but they did not deliver.  The coverage is awful and most times non-existent.  Trying to contact them about this is so very difficult.  After phoning them you wait for 10 minutes while you are given a list of options – and then you end up speaking to someone in India, who will ask you one hundred and one questions about yourself.  Having encountered this treatment on numerous occasions I decided two months ago to stop paying my bill.  I wrote to them and said I would gladly pay when they lived up to their side of the contract.  No response from my written communication.  This week they have removed the following services from my phone 087/6099930 – I can’t access 171 to receive voice messages.  If you text me, I can’t text you back, if you phone me it simply says I am not available, please try later.   I am leaving 02 Three.  The above number is no longer in use.  My new number is 089/4044816.  Sorry for the inconvenience caused as a result of the poor and more often than not the no coverage from O2 Three.  What has been most upsetting is their lack of courtesy and care to communicate with me.  Their aim is communication – makes you wonder is their aim €’s only!  Goodbye 02 Three – the weakest link!                                                             DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

 

Some years ago I was appointed in charge of Liturgy to the Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage.  For the last three years I have not been invited back to fulfil this post and I am not going this year, I mustn’t have done a good job!!  However, the good news is that please God next year I plan to have a North Kerry Pilgrimage to Lourdes in August.  Watch this space!  A very competitive prices.

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  13th    21st  August    

 

 

 

Saturday

 

13th       Tom Carey, Ballygologue Pk Months Mind

 

Brendan Guiney, Charles St. Birthday Rem.

 

/ Peter Moloney, Charles St. / Joan Murphy (nee O’Shaughnessy) Clieveragh

 

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane.

 

/ Bebe Ross ( nee Harnett)  Woodlawn & Mons. Timothy Harnett, San Diego & Smerla Bridge, [Recently Deceased in California]           Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

14th                       Jack, Mike, Stephen, John & Patrick Enright, Ballahadigue & Tom Kennelly, Coilbee /

 

Robert &  Catherine Stack, Moyvane

 

& Maureen Stack & Sr. Julianna Culhane               9.00am

 

                Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig /

 

Jack & Sean Wight, Ballygrennan & Australia        11.00am

 

Feast day

 

 of the Assumption

 

Mon 15th            Michael Quille, Church Street /

 

Anne Walsh nee lynch, O’Connell’s Ave.               11.00am

 

                People of the Parish       1.10pm

 

                Grace McMahon, Cahirdown & Deceased Family Members & Mary McMahon Kelly         6.15pm

 

Tues 16th                            Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown /

 

John Kelly, Lyreacrompane /

 

Mai Stack, Moyessa        10.30am

 

Wed 17th                                                                              Josephine Walsh, Inch, Lisselton &

 

  Eileen Keane, Garryard House                 10.30am

 

Thurs 18th                                                           Mass of Thanksgiving & Special Intention              10.30am

 

   Fri 19th             Mary O Donoghue, Australia late of Ballygologue Pk. [Recently Deceased]            10.30am

 

Saturday

 

20th                       Mary Keane, William Street, 1st Anniversary       10.30am

 

                John Hannon, Convent St. Months Mind /

 

Nancy McAuliffe, Months Mind & Pat McAuliffe, Bedford / Betty Griffin, Ballygologue Pk. 1st Anniversary  /

 

Kathleen Daly, William St. /

 

Helen McConnell, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Birthday Rem.

 

                Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

21st                        Sean Thornton, Clieveragh /

 

Maurice O Sullivan, Charles St & USA.     9.00am

 

                Margaret & Jimmy Scanlon, Clieveragh 11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday,

 

14th August    Fr. Brick   087-9473317   (emergencies only)

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS Mary O Donoghue, Australia late of Ballygologue Pk. Funeral will take place in Australia.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John & Hannah O’Brien, Charles St. /  Pat O Leary, The Island / Patrick & Sonny Halpin, Clounmacon / Thomas & Timothy Linnane, Gortacrissane / Bridie Flaherty, Charles St.

 

 

 

                         CHURCH NOTICES

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR PASTORAL & RETREAT CENTRES will be taken up at all masses this  weekend, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th  August. The collection will take place after Holy Communion. 

 

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR BLESSED LADY: takes place on this Monday, August 15th It is a holy Day of Obligation. Masses here at St. Mary’s Church will be at 11.00 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. (lunch time) & 6.15 p.m. evening time.

 

DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES SAY THANKS: We received a lovely note of ‘Thanks’ from Fr. Liam Dunne, Divine Word Missionary for the people of Listowel who generously supported them in their missionary appeal here in Listowel. The total amount raised was €3,033.67 and this money will go directly to help the great work of  their missionaries in Madagascar & Kenya. Well done all!

 

UPDATE OF OUR CHURCH MAINTENANCE WORK: The up-dating of the sanctuary lighting to ‘LED lighting’ was completed during the past week. This means we have a much improved lighting that is safer and will run at a fraction of the cost. Also two serious leaks were repaired in the roof over our Lady’s Altar. This has been a problem for some years as dampness was destroying the mosaic at  Our Lady’s side. Also the stained glass window over Sacred Heart Altar is being restored this weekend. Our sincere thanks to our each of our contractors and all involved in the work.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ST. MICHAEL’S GRAVEYARD. A reminder to all volunteers and committee members that the AGM of St. Michael’s Graveyard Committee takes place next Wednesday, 17th August, at 7.30 in St. Patrick’s Hall. As always, new members are very welcome.

 

KERRY EMIGRANT SUPPORT will hold their annual church gate collection next weekend - Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August

 

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH BALLYBUNION RESTORATION FUND present in concert  Michael Nash Tenor, Anna Mai Wall Soprano, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Mark Hennessy Boy Soprano, St. John’s Parish Choir, Danny Houlihan Piper and Noel Nash MC. Musicians: Mary Mulvihill, Chris Kiely and Denise Wren. on Wednesday 24th August at 8 p.m.  at St. John’s Church Ballybunion.  Suggested donation 15 Euro.

 

 

 

Just a Thought!

 

You can choose!  On Wednesday next, the Leaving Certificate results will be published. We wish all our students every blessing and congratulations to you on all results. At a time, when the anxiety and strain of the June examinations is translated into harsh reality of results and Third Level offers, we still have the power of choice. Not about the past but about ourselves. We can make ourselves into a living sign of God’s love if we use choice wisely. Choose to love rather than hate. Choose to smile – rather than frown. Choose to build – rather than destroy. Choose to praise – rather than gossip. Choose to heal – rather than wound. Choose to give – rather than grasp. Choose to act – rather than delay. Choose to pray – rather than despair. Choose to forgive – rather than curse. I can choose to be responsible or irresponsible when it comes to driving, drugs, sex or alcohol. It isn’t always convenient or comfortable to decide what is right…. But sometimes the hardest choice can be the simplest: our will joined to God’s. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“PLAY THE CARDS YOUR DEALT” by local man Gerard Mulvihill further copies have been printed and are available from Woulfe & Flavin bookshops price €10. Proceeds to Enable Ireland.

 

HISTORY OUTING TO BROSNA A historical tour of Brosna led by Tom Roche N.T., Historian, will take place on Sunday 21st August. Meet at Brosna parish church at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archeological & Historical Society www.kerryhistory.ie

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER, also Listowel at end

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 6th and Sunday 7th August

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

                                                                                                                                Kilbaha

KNOCKANURE:                Sun           7th      10.00am               Parishioners

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

                                                                                                                                died as a result of Terrorist attacks this year

Weekday Masses: Monday 8th to Sunday 14thAugust

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:    

                                                                Mon         8th       7.30pm                Jer Mulvihill, Glenalappa (Anni) & Deceased members

                                                                                                                                of the Mulvihill & Connolly Families

                                                                Tues         9th       7.30pm                James O’Brien, Glin (Rec Dec)

                                                                Wed        10th      7.30pm                Mick & Mary Moloney, Clarr (Anni)                                                                                          Fri             12th      7.30pm                Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)                            

                                                                Sat            13th      7.30pm                Seάn Neligan, Kilbaha (Anni)

                                                                Sun          14th     11.00am               Brendan Finucane, Tarbert (Rec Dec)

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

                                                                Thurs       11th      7.30pm                Ellen & Laurence Collins, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna (Anni)

Sun          14th     10.00am               Mass of Thanksgiving for Dr. Áine Birmingham, Listowel

Information

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

SECOND COLLECTION:  Will be taken up after Communion at all Masses next weekend 13th/14th in aid of the Pastoral & Retreat Centres in our Diocese.

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.

CEMETERY MASS:   Our final Mass was on Monday evening 1st.  Very many thanks to all who braved the elements to attend.  I have given up completely in trying to please all the people.  Many delighted that it was in the Cemetery, while others wanted it in the Church. I blessed Holy Water with the instructions that all present were to take the water with a prayer on to one’s grave. “Some said “Oh the Priest never blessed the graves”.  I blessed the graves through my prayers and got all present to bless them with Holy Water.  Team Ministry!

Very many thanks to all who positively helped- the Committee, The Parish Liturgy Group, Choir, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Servers, Stewards and the land owners who gave the facility of their fields for parking and all who helped in any way in making the Mass special.  Thank You.                                                                                                                       

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? And also should they be on a Friday evening to accommodate those working away from the Parish?    You can write in your comments or phone them to Jacqueline in the Office before Tuesday 23rd August.  Thank you. 

COMMUNITY GAMES:  The parish are proud to announce that our community games U13's girls indoor soccer team have qualified to represent Moyvane /Knockanure in National finals in Athlone. Kearney's Bar Moyvane have kindly organised a traditional Irish night this Sat the 6th with all proceeds going to the community games.  Please support.

                              FR. JACQUES R.I.P

 What awful sadness that poor Fr. Jacques Hamel encountered preparing for morning Mass in his quiet Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.  Equally for his dedicated Parishioners.  That this 85 year old curate was chosen by ISIS simply because he was old and vulnerable is frightening.  As Catholics we have a particular sensitivity for those who suffer innocent death.  That Fr. Jaques would have died defenceless within sight of the crucifix makes his murder all the more poignant and painful to contemplate.  He paid the highest price that his vocation demands.  Yet the thought of having to say Mass behind locked doors is repugnant.  Most Priests will prefer to face the risk.  The call for more dialogue is always made at times like this.  Yet the one thing that is sure about these so-called soldiers of so-called Islamic State is that they are not interested in, nor capable of any kind of dialogue.  Nevertheless dialogue including building relationships across cultural boundaries has a substantial role to play.  A young Muslim, ignorant of his own faith and prey to radicalisation, may come to believe that Catholics are his sworn enemy.  They may know nothing of current Catholic teaching urging all of us Catholics to respect members of other faiths, and to work together on shared projects for the common good.  Dialogue is about replacing false perceptions with true ones, and emphasising what is held in common.   Let our daily prayers anytime that a meaningful dialogue can and will take place.  In fact dialogue is so important for all of us who claim to be brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.

THE EVER READY CHRISTIAN

We all know we are going to die.  I’m not sure if knowing it has much of an influence on the way we live.  We are quite right not to let it dominate or depress us, but we’re quite foolish if our reluctance to face up to it leaves us entirely unprepared.  Because death is inevitable, because it often takes us by surprise, because it brings us face to face with our maker, because it presents us with the prospect of eternal happiness, Jesus is warning us in this weekend’s Gospel always to be prepared.  He put this warning in different ways:  “Be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes”

We ought to be like the battery – ever ready Christians – always alert, always prepared.  How do we prepare?  Well, I think our basic preparation has to be in terms of attitude.  We make a conscious effort to accept our death in faith.  Human death, your death, my death, is not an animal death.  It’s the death of a person, of one who is free.  So death should be a human act.  The plants and animals perish-only humans die.  Death is not just something that happens to us from outside.  It’s something for which we consciously prepare our minds, our hearts and our lives.  Death is inevitable.  We must learn to accept that.  Death as a “must” must become death as a “want”.  We all must learn to look at all reality including death, in the face.  The person best placed to help us with this is Jesus Himself.  He didn’t look forward to death any more than we do.  He cried, “Father, if it be possible let this cup pass me by”.  Yet His dying, when we think about it was full of faith.  It was the human act – par excellence?  He gathered Himself in an act of supreme trust – “Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit”.  This weekend Jesus is telling us to prepare for death in life’s everyday situations.  He is inviting us to make the most of the present.  So we prepare for death by responding to present situations, and by developing a pattern of life that leaves us ready for anything.  Jesus comes into our lives in the sick, the poor, the people with whom we live, the challenge of the Commandments, the choice we have between good and evil.  “God”, to quote Patrick Kavanagh, “is in the bits and pieces of everyday”.  So we are reminded that a good faithful Christian life in this world is the best preparation for next”.   How is your preparation going?

A DREAM…..

A wise man was known to be writing a book, but the years went by and he was still a long way from reaching the last page.  One day, when he was very old, a young man asked him if he was not impatient and sad to see it uncompleted.  The old man smiled, “All my life it has been my ambition to finish writing my book but an ambition realised is like a snowflake in a warm hand.  Take away my dream and what would I have left?”  When he died, his pen was still in his hand, the unfinished manuscript in front of him.  It is said he was smiling happily.  The story had a moral, it is this:  Don’t take away people’s hopes and dreams.  Often they are the most precious and best-loved things in their lives. 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  6th    14th August    

 

Saturday

6th         Dan Browne, Ballygologue Park /

Ita & Willie Keane, Church Street              Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

7th                         Lily Hennessy, Killocrim  /

Deceased Members of the McMahon Family, Church Street       9.00am

                Conor O’Doherty, Dirha West

[Months Mind] 11.00am

Mon 8th               Joseph James, O’Connell’s Ave.                10.30am

Tues 9th                               Special Intention              10.30am

Wed 10th                                                                              Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee  10.30am

Thurs 11th                                                           Teresa Loughnane, Ballygologue Park     10.30am

   Fri 12th             Private Intention              10.30am

Saturday

13th                       Eileen Parry nee O’Connor, London & late of Greenville, Recently Deceased /

Linda Greaney, Woodford /

Vincent McDavitt, Limerick

                10.30am

                Tom Carey, Ballygologue Pk [Months Mind]

/ Bebe Ross ( nee Harnett)  Woodlawn & Mons. Timothy Harnett, San Diego & Smerla Bridge, Recently Deceased /

Peter Moloney, Charles Street /

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane /

Joan Murphy (nee O’Shaughnessy) Clieveragh

 

                Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

14th                       Jack, Mike, Stephen, John & Patrick Enright, Ballahadigue & Tom Kennelly, Coilbee          9.00am

                Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig      11.00am

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday,

7th August    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.

 

RECENT DEATHS May Horan, Kilmoyley (Mother of Tadhg Horan, Cherrytree Drive)  / Enda Riordan nee Walsh, Carrigaline, late of Crosshaven, Cork & Greenville.

Bridie Galvin, London late of Bridge Road.

Noreen Moran (nee Dowling), England late of Woodford.

 

 

 ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Johnny O’Riordan, Gortacrissane / Terry Buckley, Patrick’s St.

 

                         CHURCH NOTICES

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR PASTORAL & RETREAT CENTRES will be taken up at all masses next weekend, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th  August. The collections will take place after Holy Communion.  The John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Killarney acts as a focal point for the catechetical and faith education programmes of the Diocese while the Ardfert Retreat Centre provides the opportunity to take time apart and reflect on God’s call to all the people of our Diocese in a peaceful and prayerful environment. Thanks for your generosity.

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

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR BLESSED LADY: takes place on Monday, August 15th It is a holy Day of Obligation. Masses here at St. Mary’s Church will be at 11.00 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. (lunch time) & 6.15 p.m. evening time

CHAPLAIN FOR DEAF PEOPLE John Patrick Doherty is running a 8 week, Irish Sign Language Classes in the diocese. For more information contact: johnpatrick@ncdp.ie or text: 0879062947 or visit www.diocesofkerry.ie 

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”

 

 

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

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

ADULT LITERACY AND BASIC EDUCATION SERVICE, LISTOWEL are looking for volunteers to help people with reading and writing.  Training is provided.  Limited place available.  Please contact Mary Swaine on 068 23866.

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH BALLYBUNION RESTORATION FUND present in concert  Michael Nash Tenor, Anna Mai Wall Soprano, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Mark Hennessy Boy Soprano, St. John’s Parish Choir, Danny Houlihan Piper and Noel Nash MC. Musicians: Mary Mulvihill, Chris Kiely and Denise Wren. on Wednesday 24th August at 8 p.m.  at St. John’s Church Ballybunion.  Suggested donation 15 Euro.

THE NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church gate collection. Amount collected €1,355.00.

 

Just a Thought!

Life was meant to be embraced,

not just endured;

treasured, not just tolerated;

savoured, not just survived;

advertised, not just avoided;

illuminated, not just ignored;

and most of all,

life was meant to be Celebrated!            

 

A special welcome to any visitors who may be holidaying at the moment in Lovely Listowel.  We wish you a pleasant and enjoyable stay in our midst.             Fr. Declan

 

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

Msgr Pádraig O Fiannachta RIP had a major involvement.  Worth seeing on the big screen.

 

 

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