NEWSLETTER INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

 

Fr. Kevin P.P. Presbytery 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

 

                                                                                              EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

 

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                             

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 30th to Sun Jan 31st

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      30th      7.30pm          Ned Moore, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      31st     10.00am          Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

MOYVANE:               Sun      31th     11.00am          Margaret & Connie Shine, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Weekday Masses: Monday 1st February to Sunday 7th February                                    

 

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon       1st        9.30am        Mass of St. Brigid – with Murhur N.S

 

                                                                                                Suzie Maguire, UK (Rec Dec) Blessing of throats

 

                                                                           7.30pm        Enrolment ceremony for Confirmation candidates                                                                                                                                                No Mass – all are welcome.       

 

                                    Wed       3rd     7.30pm        Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats)

 

                                                                                    Patrick Moran, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                    Fri          5th       7.30pm      Patrick Curtin, Aughrim (Months Mind)

 

                                                Sat         6th     7.30pm        Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                                                & Deceased Family Members.

 

                                                Sun         7th     11.00am        Catherine Hudson, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

 

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Tues      2nd      7.30pm         Mass for improvement in the weather

 

                                                Candlemas Day (Blessing of candles)

 

Wed      3rd     10.00am        Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats)

 

                                                Sr. Rita Donegan, Castleisland & l/o Kilbaha (Rec Dec)

 

Sun       7th     10.00am        Tim Leahy, Kilrush & l/o Carrueragh (Rec Dec)

PARISH NOTICES:

 

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

 

ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Sunday 4pm – 5pm & Wed 10am – 7pm.  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses next weekend 6th/7th February in aid of Lourdes Helpers.

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.   

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To son Ivan, brother Denis and family, cousins and friends on the death of Emma O’Brien (nee Holly) whose funeral took place last Monday.  Emma’s Months Mind Mass will be Saturday 27th February at 7.30pm in Moyvane.   To the Fitzmaurice Family, Aughrim and the Kearney Family, Moyvane South on the death of their cousin Patrick Cunningham, Dublin.  And to Eamon Whyte and Family, Lissaniskea on the death of his uncle Rev. Mon.  Eamon Whyte l/o USA and Rathea.  Funeral arrangements later.

 

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID: A special Mass to celebrate our Patroness Saint of Ireland, St. Brigid, will take place in Moyvane Church on Monday @ 9.30pm.  All the children from Murhur School will be attending; we encourage and invite their families, young and old, who can attend to join us for this special celebration.  Blessing of the throats will be available afterwards especially for the children and for anyone who wishes to avail of this blessing.   Be mindful that on Wednesday there will be blessing of throats in both Churches.

 

CANDLEMAS DAY – PRESENTATION OF THE LORD:  Candles can be purchased from the Parish Office from today (Friday 29th) and before the Vigil Mass on Saturday (7pm – 7.20pm) and after Mass and after Sun morning Mass.  Please bring these candles to Mass on Tues evening in Knockanure @ 7.30pm to be blessed.

 

YEAR OF MERCY DIOCESAN COLLECTION DAY: An afternoon of reflection on the theme of ‘MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER: LIVING THE YEAR OF MERCY’.  It will be led by Dr. Edward Sri, well known international Catholic speaker and author.  It takes place in Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli Cork on Sunday next 7th from 3pm to 6.30pm.   Further information from 086/2420240.

 

                                                        RELATIONSHIPS                

 

Relationships – of all kinds – are like sand held in your hand.  Held loosely with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.  The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers.  You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled.  A relationship is like that, held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact.  But hold too tightly, too possessively and the relationship slips away and is lost.

 

LET THE HOLY SPIRIT IN!

 

A priest giving a retreat in a secondary school asked the group “How can I get the air out of this glass that I have here in my hand?”  “Suck it out with a pump”, came one reply, but the priest replied, “Surely that would create a vacuum and shatter the glass!”.  Finally, after very many suggestions, the priest picked up a jug of water and quietly filled the glass with water.  “There”, he said, “all the air is now removed”.  He then spoke about allowing God’s Holy Spirit to take full possession of our lives, directing and inspiring us as we journey on our path to eternal life.  Our Parish will start our confirmation programme (“You Shall Be My Witnesses”), this Monday.  It is designed to prepare, help and give blessings and encouragement to our 29 candidates who will be confirmed (God willing) on April 29th in Moyvane Church.  Your prayerful support is very much appreciated for all involved.  Thank You.  We must never forget the presence and power of God.  As our young people prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, my prayer and deepest wish for them is that they will allow the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide them in finding their own unique path in life.  Enrolment ceremony this Monday evening in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm.

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST: will be in the Marian Hall on Thursday 4th Feb @ 10.30am.  Book with Eileen Quinn ( 49472.

 

CARE OF THE AGED: Meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday 1st Feb @ 7.30pm.

 

ANAM CARA: is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry (weather dependent). All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

LADIES FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Knockanure/Tarbert Ladies GAA Club wish to thank all for their very generous support towards their recent Pub Quiz.  Many thanks to Brosnan’s Bar & all who donated spot prizes.

 

REGISTRATION:  Ladies football U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 will be held after 11am Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 7th February in the Marian Hall.

 

ACTIVE RETIRMENT KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  The monthly social activity will take place on Monday 8th February at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  To help with dinner count please ring the office on 49799.  Dinner plus entertainment €10.  New members welcome.

 

A HELP DURING LENT:  The Diocese are having various talks and lectures during Lent.  Information can be attained from www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

INCLUSION IN NEWSLETTER:  As you are aware we have a section asking for prayers and sympathy for the recently deceased from within the Parish and outside the Parish.  We offer our sympathy and prayerful support to the living members of their family in the Parish.  As obituary notices do not always include extended family members, it is important that you give your name and information to the Parish Office.

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK:

 

This week is Catholic Schools Week.  Its theme is Catholic School:  Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy.

 

Each day this week has a specific theme for reflection which goes as follows:

Monday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am kind and compassionate.

 

Tuesday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I forgive and make-up.

 

Wednesday:  Grandparents are the face of God’s Mercy.

 

Thursday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am fair and just.

 

Friday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I live like Jesus.

 

Lets keep all who are involved in our Catholic Schools in our prayers this week.

 

February 11th is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day for the Sick.

 

      

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                 

MASSES THIS WEEK  30th     – 7th FEBUARY    

Saturday

       30th                Betty McCarthy nee McElligott, Convent St. /

PJ Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce. & Dublin /

Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

Bridget Brosnan, Behins /

Eileen & John O’Connell, Ballygologue rd.,

Kitty Moore, Feale Drive, Mary & Johnny Dunworth, Moyvane & Deceased Members of the Hughes Family, Dublin                7pm

Vigil

Sunday

31st        Agnes, Denis & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

Sergeant Andy Treacy & Mary Ann, Seamus & Kevin, Charles St 9.00am

                Winifred Millward & Deceased Family Members, Lartigue Village              11.00am

Mon 1st               Feast of St. Brigid             10.30am

Tues 2nd              Candlemas Day: Blessing of Candles

Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown   10.30am

Wed 3rd                                                               Feast of St. Blaise – Blessing of Throats

Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch       10.30am

Thurs 4th                                             10.30am

First Friday  5th                 Teresa Wolfe, Listowel / Noel & Harriet Blount, Cambridge, England Late of Meath & Dublin, both Recently Deceased               10.30am

                John Doyle, Clounmacon              7.00pm

 

 Saturday

6th         Bridget (Bridie) Kelliher, O’Connell’s Ave. /

Patsy & Chris Walsh, Market St. /

Edward Brennan, Colbert St.  & Switzerland 1st Ann.  / Nelly McCarthy, Stokers Lawn, 1st Ann.   10.30am

                Marina Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

Joe Scanlon, Dirha Cottages & Middlesex, 1st Anniversary & Maurice & Agnes Scanlon & Deceased Family / Mary Regan, Dromin /

Margaret (Madge) O’Donoghue, Asdee /

John Keane, Ballygrennan /

Martin Whelan, Finuge  Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

7th         People of the Parish       9.00am

                Nellie & Jack Stack, Glenoe          11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 31st    Fr. Spring   0872935969   (emergencies only)

 

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

RECENT DEATHS  Jerry Hurley, Bedford / Maurice Enright, Feale Drive & Woodford / Mary Morrissey (nee O’Connor, Dublin late of  Skehenerin. / Maire McKenna, London late of Bridge Rd.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John & Julia Stack, Killocrim / Martin O Quigley, Church St. / Murish Bunyan, Convent Cross / Edward Brennan, Colbert St.  & Switzerland 1st Ann. / Patricia Kearney, Clieveragh Pk.

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CATHOLICS SCHOOL WEEK: is being celebrated in all of our Schools this week. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Challenged to proclaim God’s Mercy:  marking our Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. God is a God of mercy, a God of Love and compassion who forgives all. Each school have their own celebrations exploring how our children can be the face of God’s mercy and will include marking Grandparents Day also.

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID:  Monday next – February 1st

NEW IRISH CATECHISM CLASSES given by Fr. Sheehy at Parish Meeting Room starting on this Monday, Feb. 1st. Still has a few vacancies if  interested contact the Parish Office

CANDLEMAS DAY  Tuesday next Feb. 2nd the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Candles for use during the coming year in the church or if parishioners wish to have their own candles blessed – bring along to the 10.30am Mass when they will be blessed.  The pupils and staff of St. Michael’s College are joining us and participating at this mass as part of Catholic Schools Week.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE & BLESSING OF THROATS  is taking place on Wednesday, 3rd February.  Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 10.30am. All are welcome!

PARISH LITURGY GROUP MEETING: in the Presbytery at on this Wednesday night at 8.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

ANNUAL RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday February 3rd at 8pm. If interested contact Matt, 21420, Michael, 21596, Mossie, 21725, Michael, 21168, Bernard, 22942, John, 0861617528 & Mary 0874138371.

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

CONFESSIONS: on Thurs. & Sat. after the 10.30a.m. Mass.

FIRST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY: is Friday next (Feb. 5th). Usual Masses at 10.30 a.m. which will be followed by a ‘cuppa’ in the Meeting Room & Evening Mass at 7.00pm

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD  will take place next weekend at Vigil Mass on Saturday & at 11.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday

LOURDES HELPERS ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION  takes place at all Masses next weekend Sat. 6th  & Sun. 7th  Feb. after communion. This supports the many young helpers travelling.

 

STATEMENT FROM LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL

RE: CHANGE IN VIGIL MASS TIME:

As part of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2016 – 2020, Bishop Ray is currently meeting the priests and members of the 12 Area Pastoral Councils throughout the Diocese.  He met with the Listowel Area Pastoral Council and the priests on Monday 18th January, 2016 (The Listowel Area Pastoral Council includes the parishes of Listowel, Lixnaw, Duagh and Moyvane).  One of the areas needing to be addressed is the synchronising of masses within the Pastoral area.  There is now only one Priest in each of the 4 Parishes and the synchronising of masses within the Pastoral Areas will allow for a Priest to offer cover to one of his colleagues in the event of a Priest being sick or on holidays.  While we have been very fortunate within the Pastoral Area to have the help of a number of retired Priests, in the long term relying on the retired Priests is not sustainable.  Following the meeting which took place on 18th January, 2016 it has now been proposed that the number of weekend masses within the Pastoral Area will remain the same for the moment, namely, 13 masses.  For Listowel Parish the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council has decided to bring forward the Saturday evening Vigil Mass to 6.15 p.m..  Our Mass times on Sunday will remain the same as now with Masses at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.  Once the schedule of Masses has been agreed in the other Parishes we will publish a schedule of the Mass times for the Pastoral Area in the newsletter.  The schedule of Mass times will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the individual Parish Pastoral Councils.  The above change in Listowel Parish will take effect on Saturday, 2nd April, 2016 (weekend after Easter). While we appreciate that the above decision may not suit everyone, we would ask for your co-operation and prayers in dealing with the changing face of the Diocese.                 Many Thanks & God Bless

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CALLING ALL PRAYER GROUPS OF THE DIOCESE: A day of prayer is planned for Saturday March 12th 2016 in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney.   The main goal of the day is to unite all prayer groups from across the diocese.  A meeting will be held in the Presbytery, Park Road, Killarney on Sat 6th of February at 3pm. If anyone is interested in helping out in any way we'd appreciate your attendance.  For further information please contact Thady 087-2626187.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE are holding there A.G.M. on Tuesday 2nd February at 7.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall, William St. Volunteers urgently needed so please come along and support this very deserving cause. Thank you.

SCOIL RÉALTA NA MAIDINE Listowel Boy’s School open day, Wednesday 3rd February from 11am. to 12.30pm. Parents & Prospective Students are invited to view our school! Telephone 068-21994 / www.scoilrealta.ie / find us on Facebook Scoil Realta na Maidine.

DIOCESE OF KERRY EARTH WEEK:   17-24 April 2016. The Diocesan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee has chosen 'biodiversity' as the theme for Earth Week.  A meeting to explain how we can create diverse flower-rich habitats in our communities and help save our bees will be hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. Feb 2nd at 7.30pm.  More details, www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

 

 

 

       

NEWSLETTER INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

 

Fr. Kevin P.P. Presbytery 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

 

                                                                                              EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

 

                                  www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                             

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 30th to Sun Jan 31st

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      30th      7.30pm          Ned Moore, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      31st     10.00am          Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

MOYVANE:               Sun      31th     11.00am          Margaret & Connie Shine, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Weekday Masses: Monday 1st February to Sunday 7th February                                    

 

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon       1st        9.30am        Mass of St. Brigid – with Murhur N.S

 

                                                                                                Suzie Maguire, UK (Rec Dec) Blessing of throats

 

                                                                           7.30pm        Enrolment ceremony for Confirmation candidates                                                                                                                                                No Mass – all are welcome.       

 

                                    Wed       3rd     7.30pm        Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats)

 

                                                                                    Patrick Moran, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                    Fri          5th       7.30pm      Patrick Curtin, Aughrim (Months Mind)

 

                                                Sat         6th     7.30pm        Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                                                & Deceased Family Members.

 

                                                Sun         7th     11.00am        Catherine Hudson, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

 

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Tues      2nd      7.30pm         Mass for improvement in the weather

 

                                                Candlemas Day (Blessing of candles)

 

Wed      3rd     10.00am        Mass of St. Blaise (with Blessing of the throats)

 

                                                Sr. Rita Donegan, Castleisland & l/o Kilbaha (Rec Dec)

 

Sun       7th     10.00am        Tim Leahy, Kilrush & l/o Carrueragh (Rec Dec)

PARISH NOTICES:

 

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

 

ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Sunday 4pm – 5pm & Wed 10am – 7pm.  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses next weekend 6th/7th February in aid of Lourdes Helpers.

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.   

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To son Ivan, brother Denis and family, cousins and friends on the death of Emma O’Brien (nee Holly) whose funeral took place last Monday.  Emma’s Months Mind Mass will be Saturday 27th February at 7.30pm in Moyvane.   To the Fitzmaurice Family, Aughrim and the Kearney Family, Moyvane South on the death of their cousin Patrick Cunningham, Dublin.  And to Eamon Whyte and Family, Lissaniskea on the death of his uncle Rev. Mon.  Eamon Whyte l/o USA and Rathea.  Funeral arrangements later.

 

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID: A special Mass to celebrate our Patroness Saint of Ireland, St. Brigid, will take place in Moyvane Church on Monday @ 9.30pm.  All the children from Murhur School will be attending; we encourage and invite their families, young and old, who can attend to join us for this special celebration.  Blessing of the throats will be available afterwards especially for the children and for anyone who wishes to avail of this blessing.   Be mindful that on Wednesday there will be blessing of throats in both Churches.

 

CANDLEMAS DAY – PRESENTATION OF THE LORD:  Candles can be purchased from the Parish Office from today (Friday 29th) and before the Vigil Mass on Saturday (7pm – 7.20pm) and after Mass and after Sun morning Mass.  Please bring these candles to Mass on Tues evening in Knockanure @ 7.30pm to be blessed.

 

YEAR OF MERCY DIOCESAN COLLECTION DAY: An afternoon of reflection on the theme of ‘MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER: LIVING THE YEAR OF MERCY’.  It will be led by Dr. Edward Sri, well known international Catholic speaker and author.  It takes place in Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli Cork on Sunday next 7th from 3pm to 6.30pm.   Further information from 086/2420240.

 

                                                        RELATIONSHIPS                

 

Relationships – of all kinds – are like sand held in your hand.  Held loosely with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.  The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers.  You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled.  A relationship is like that, held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact.  But hold too tightly, too possessively and the relationship slips away and is lost.

 

LET THE HOLY SPIRIT IN!

 

A priest giving a retreat in a secondary school asked the group “How can I get the air out of this glass that I have here in my hand?”  “Suck it out with a pump”, came one reply, but the priest replied, “Surely that would create a vacuum and shatter the glass!”.  Finally, after very many suggestions, the priest picked up a jug of water and quietly filled the glass with water.  “There”, he said, “all the air is now removed”.  He then spoke about allowing God’s Holy Spirit to take full possession of our lives, directing and inspiring us as we journey on our path to eternal life.  Our Parish will start our confirmation programme (“You Shall Be My Witnesses”), this Monday.  It is designed to prepare, help and give blessings and encouragement to our 29 candidates who will be confirmed (God willing) on April 29th in Moyvane Church.  Your prayerful support is very much appreciated for all involved.  Thank You.  We must never forget the presence and power of God.  As our young people prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, my prayer and deepest wish for them is that they will allow the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide them in finding their own unique path in life.  Enrolment ceremony this Monday evening in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm.

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST: will be in the Marian Hall on Thursday 4th Feb @ 10.30am.  Book with Eileen Quinn ( 49472.

 

CARE OF THE AGED: Meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday 1st Feb @ 7.30pm.

 

ANAM CARA: is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry (weather dependent). All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

LADIES FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Knockanure/Tarbert Ladies GAA Club wish to thank all for their very generous support towards their recent Pub Quiz.  Many thanks to Brosnan’s Bar & all who donated spot prizes.

 

REGISTRATION:  Ladies football U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 will be held after 11am Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 7th February in the Marian Hall.

 

ACTIVE RETIRMENT KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  The monthly social activity will take place on Monday 8th February at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  To help with dinner count please ring the office on 49799.  Dinner plus entertainment €10.  New members welcome.

 

A HELP DURING LENT:  The Diocese are having various talks and lectures during Lent.  Information can be attained from www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

INCLUSION IN NEWSLETTER:  As you are aware we have a section asking for prayers and sympathy for the recently deceased from within the Parish and outside the Parish.  We offer our sympathy and prayerful support to the living members of their family in the Parish.  As obituary notices do not always include extended family members, it is important that you give your name and information to the Parish Office.

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK:

 

This week is Catholic Schools Week.  Its theme is Catholic School:  Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy.

 

Each day this week has a specific theme for reflection which goes as follows:

Monday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am kind and compassionate.

 

Tuesday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I forgive and make-up.

 

Wednesday:  Grandparents are the face of God’s Mercy.

 

Thursday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I am fair and just.

 

Friday:  I am the face of God’s Mercy when I live like Jesus.

 

Lets keep all who are involved in our Catholic Schools in our prayers this week.

 

February 11th is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day for the Sick.

 

      

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                 

MASSES THIS WEEK  30th     – 7th FEBUARY    

Saturday

       30th                Betty McCarthy nee McElligott, Convent St. /

PJ Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce. & Dublin /

Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

Bridget Brosnan, Behins /

Eileen & John O’Connell, Ballygologue rd.,

Kitty Moore, Feale Drive, Mary & Johnny Dunworth, Moyvane & Deceased Members of the Hughes Family, Dublin                7pm

Vigil

Sunday

31st        Agnes, Denis & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

Sergeant Andy Treacy & Mary Ann, Seamus & Kevin, Charles St 9.00am

                Winifred Millward & Deceased Family Members, Lartigue Village              11.00am

Mon 1st               Feast of St. Brigid             10.30am

Tues 2nd              Candlemas Day: Blessing of Candles

Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown   10.30am

Wed 3rd                                                               Feast of St. Blaise – Blessing of Throats

Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch       10.30am

Thurs 4th                                             10.30am

First Friday  5th                 Teresa Wolfe, Listowel / Noel & Harriet Blount, Cambridge, England Late of Meath & Dublin, both Recently Deceased               10.30am

                John Doyle, Clounmacon              7.00pm

 

 Saturday

6th         Bridget (Bridie) Kelliher, O’Connell’s Ave. /

Patsy & Chris Walsh, Market St. /

Edward Brennan, Colbert St.  & Switzerland 1st Ann.  / Nelly McCarthy, Stokers Lawn, 1st Ann.   10.30am

                Marina Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

Joe Scanlon, Dirha Cottages & Middlesex, 1st Anniversary & Maurice & Agnes Scanlon & Deceased Family / Mary Regan, Dromin /

Margaret (Madge) O’Donoghue, Asdee /

John Keane, Ballygrennan /

Martin Whelan, Finuge  Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

7th         People of the Parish       9.00am

                Nellie & Jack Stack, Glenoe          11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 31st    Fr. Spring   0872935969   (emergencies only)

 

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

RECENT DEATHS  Jerry Hurley, Bedford / Maurice Enright, Feale Drive & Woodford / Mary Morrissey (nee O’Connor, Dublin late of  Skehenerin. / Maire McKenna, London late of Bridge Rd.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John & Julia Stack, Killocrim / Martin O Quigley, Church St. / Murish Bunyan, Convent Cross / Edward Brennan, Colbert St.  & Switzerland 1st Ann. / Patricia Kearney, Clieveragh Pk.

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CATHOLICS SCHOOL WEEK: is being celebrated in all of our Schools this week. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Challenged to proclaim God’s Mercy:  marking our Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. God is a God of mercy, a God of Love and compassion who forgives all. Each school have their own celebrations exploring how our children can be the face of God’s mercy and will include marking Grandparents Day also.

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID:  Monday next – February 1st

NEW IRISH CATECHISM CLASSES given by Fr. Sheehy at Parish Meeting Room starting on this Monday, Feb. 1st. Still has a few vacancies if  interested contact the Parish Office

CANDLEMAS DAY  Tuesday next Feb. 2nd the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Candles for use during the coming year in the church or if parishioners wish to have their own candles blessed – bring along to the 10.30am Mass when they will be blessed.  The pupils and staff of St. Michael’s College are joining us and participating at this mass as part of Catholic Schools Week.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE & BLESSING OF THROATS  is taking place on Wednesday, 3rd February.  Blessing of the Throats will take place after the 10.30am. All are welcome!

PARISH LITURGY GROUP MEETING: in the Presbytery at on this Wednesday night at 8.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

ANNUAL RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday February 3rd at 8pm. If interested contact Matt, 21420, Michael, 21596, Mossie, 21725, Michael, 21168, Bernard, 22942, John, 0861617528 & Mary 0874138371.

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

CONFESSIONS: on Thurs. & Sat. after the 10.30a.m. Mass.

FIRST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY: is Friday next (Feb. 5th). Usual Masses at 10.30 a.m. which will be followed by a ‘cuppa’ in the Meeting Room & Evening Mass at 7.00pm

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD  will take place next weekend at Vigil Mass on Saturday & at 11.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday

LOURDES HELPERS ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION  takes place at all Masses next weekend Sat. 6th  & Sun. 7th  Feb. after communion. This supports the many young helpers travelling.

 

STATEMENT FROM LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL

RE: CHANGE IN VIGIL MASS TIME:

As part of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2016 – 2020, Bishop Ray is currently meeting the priests and members of the 12 Area Pastoral Councils throughout the Diocese.  He met with the Listowel Area Pastoral Council and the priests on Monday 18th January, 2016 (The Listowel Area Pastoral Council includes the parishes of Listowel, Lixnaw, Duagh and Moyvane).  One of the areas needing to be addressed is the synchronising of masses within the Pastoral area.  There is now only one Priest in each of the 4 Parishes and the synchronising of masses within the Pastoral Areas will allow for a Priest to offer cover to one of his colleagues in the event of a Priest being sick or on holidays.  While we have been very fortunate within the Pastoral Area to have the help of a number of retired Priests, in the long term relying on the retired Priests is not sustainable.  Following the meeting which took place on 18th January, 2016 it has now been proposed that the number of weekend masses within the Pastoral Area will remain the same for the moment, namely, 13 masses.  For Listowel Parish the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council has decided to bring forward the Saturday evening Vigil Mass to 6.15 p.m..  Our Mass times on Sunday will remain the same as now with Masses at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.  Once the schedule of Masses has been agreed in the other Parishes we will publish a schedule of the Mass times for the Pastoral Area in the newsletter.  The schedule of Mass times will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Area Pastoral Council in consultation with the individual Parish Pastoral Councils.  The above change in Listowel Parish will take effect on Saturday, 2nd April, 2016 (weekend after Easter). While we appreciate that the above decision may not suit everyone, we would ask for your co-operation and prayers in dealing with the changing face of the Diocese.                 Many Thanks & God Bless

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CALLING ALL PRAYER GROUPS OF THE DIOCESE: A day of prayer is planned for Saturday March 12th 2016 in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney.   The main goal of the day is to unite all prayer groups from across the diocese.  A meeting will be held in the Presbytery, Park Road, Killarney on Sat 6th of February at 3pm. If anyone is interested in helping out in any way we'd appreciate your attendance.  For further information please contact Thady 087-2626187.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE are holding there A.G.M. on Tuesday 2nd February at 7.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall, William St. Volunteers urgently needed so please come along and support this very deserving cause. Thank you.

SCOIL RÉALTA NA MAIDINE Listowel Boy’s School open day, Wednesday 3rd February from 11am. to 12.30pm. Parents & Prospective Students are invited to view our school! Telephone 068-21994 / www.scoilrealta.ie / find us on Facebook Scoil Realta na Maidine.

DIOCESE OF KERRY EARTH WEEK:   17-24 April 2016. The Diocesan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee has chosen 'biodiversity' as the theme for Earth Week.  A meeting to explain how we can create diverse flower-rich habitats in our communities and help save our bees will be hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. Feb 2nd at 7.30pm.  More details, www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

 

 

 

    

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Presbytery 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                                                                                             www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                                 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 23rd and Sun Jan 24th

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          23rd        7.30pm                Fr. Michael Buckley (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        24th       10.00am               Sick of the Parish (especially those in hospital)

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        24th       11.00am               Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Wednesday 27th  – Sunday 31st January                                    

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                                                Wed      27th          7.30pm              Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle (Anni)              

                                                Fri           29th          7.30pm              John Joe Hanrahan, Aughrim (1st Anni)

                                                                                   8.30pm              Anne Cunningham, Kilbaha (Months Mind)

                                Sat          30th          7.30pm              Ned Moore, Glenalappa (Anni)

                                Sun        31st          11.00am             Margaret & Connie Shine, Kilbaha (Anni)

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Sun        31st        10.00am               Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

                             PARISH NOTICES:

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

ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Sunday 4pm – 5pm & Wed 10am – 7pm.  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.   

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Gerard, Anne and all the Leahy Family, Kilmorna and to the Finucane Family, Keylod on the death of Superintendent Garda Tim Leahy, Kilrush, West Clare.  May Tim Rest In Peace.

DO THIS IS MEMORY: We extend a warm welcome to our First Holy Communion children and their families for their special Masses this weekend. 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:  The Diocese are having a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Ray Browne on 30th October 2016 for 8 nights.  Direct flight from Shannon, coach transfers from Kerry.  Cost €1,575 sharing.  Enquires to Janice O’Sullivan  064/7758219 or e-mail joskdp@eircom.net – Limited availability.

PASTORAL AREA MEETING:  Rearranging Masses in the Pastoral Area-  Canon Declan our V.F. has suggested the following changes in Mass times:  LISTOWEL VIGIL moves from 7.30pm to 6.15pm.  MOYVANE SUNDAY 11am Mass moves to 12noon.  Please let me know pronto if this change is acceptable and practical because if the changes come in, they will be in place for the changing of the clocks at the end of March.

PARISH RADIO LINK: We have installed new transmitters in both Churches and upgraded the wiring plus new filling.  Please let us know how the signal is in your part of the Parish.  New radios can be purchased for €30.  Names to Jacqueline in the Parish Office if you need a radio.

WELCOME HOME SEÁN: Seάn Jones from Aughrim is back on mid-term from Maynooth.  Seάn, this is a very special year for you, your loving family and for all of us in the Parish. We are very proud of you.  Very many thanks for your generous and whole-hearted involvement in our Parish celebrations.  Seάn, please God will be ordained Deacon on the Feast of Corpus Christi in Maynooth, then later in the year, a date which needs to be finalized (near Christmas) Seάn will be ordained in Moyvane Church.  Now that’s something to look forward to.  Enjoy your break Seάn!

CONFIRMATION:  We have 29 young Parishioners for Confirmation.  The Sacrament will be celebrated on April 29th.  For the month of February we hope to have the following celebrations for our 29 candidates. 

Monday Feb 1st - Enrolment Ceremony – Moyvane Church @ 7.30pm.

Monday Feb 8th – You Shall Be My Witness  – Moyvane Church @ 7pm.

Monday Feb 15th – You Shall Be My Witness  – Knockanure Church @ 7pm.

Monday Feb 22nd – You Shall Be My Witness – Movie & Party @ 7pm – Venue to be confirmed. 

Saturday March 12th – Retreat in Ardfert Retreat Centre – 10am to 1pm.

MAKING FORGIVNESS REAL

A couple of days after President Kennedy was tragically gunned down in Dallas, Texas, a Presbyterian Church from the State of Michigan wrote to the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald.  They had heard that she wished to stay in America and learn English.  They took it upon themselves to write to her and invite her to come to their Community with the promise of finding her a home that she might get a fresh start on her life.  Unfortunately, many people both in the local Community and from around the Nation got wind of this plan and began writing many critical letters about their offer to this poor broken widow.   One person probably described the situation most correctly when she said; “I never heard of a Church doing anything like this before”.  She knew that forgiveness is not often found, even in a group of believers who could probably best be called and known as “sinners anonymous”.  Forgiveness is so hard.  The Minister began the painstaking job of answering each letter that came across his desk that was both unkind and critical of the Church’s response with great sensitivity.  He wrote a letter to each person saying that he fully understood their feelings and emotions about their efforts on behalf of Mrs. Oswald.  However, he ended each letter as follows:

“THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE NOT SHOWN US IS THAT WHAT WE HAVE DONE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DONE BY OUR LORD AND SAVOUR JESUS CHRIST”

Right now in your life is there someone that it would take a serious act of faith to forgive?  Are you seriously willing to try?  Or are you happy to leave things as they are?

 

“FROM HIS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE HE FORESAW HOW THINGS WOULD BE IN THE FUTURE”

Have you ever thought how our actions today can affect circumstances in the years ahead?  Can I place this story before you this weekend for your reflection, a story which illustrates a wonderful example of this:

Parishioner young was building a home in rural Ireland, and had reached the stage when he was planning the garden and lawns.  There was a lovely elderly gardener in the Parish and he sought his help.  The man gave the gardener instructions on where he wanted the apple and walnut trees to be planted.  The old gardener listened to the owner’s suggestions but did not follow them.   I have planted the walnut trees where you told me to put the apple trees, and vice versa”, he told the owner, “because when they are grown, the walnuts will shade the apple trees”.  From his wealth of experience he foresaw how the garden would be in year to come. 

It is very wise to look to the future and consider not just how things will affect us in our lifetime, but how they will affect others in generations to come. I couldn’t help but feel a sadness, and a poverty that all our “retired” Priests in our Pastoral Area, who are fantastically generous and helpful in all our Parishes, were not invited or indeed included in our Pastoral Area meeting with Bishop Ray Browne and Fr. Ger Godley on Monday evening last in Lixnaw.  Like the wise old gardener in the story, I for one, who am so new in North Kerry, would have cherished the wisdom, ideas and advice they could have shared with all of us as we plan for the future.  These are excellent Priests and are welcome to help with Masses, Confessions and other celebrations – even to enjoy the Pastoral Area Christmas Dinner, but they are excluded from Pastoral Area Meetings!  I hope, please God this will change.  At lease invite them and they are free to accept or decline the invite.  We need to give these excellent Priests the choice!!

 

                                                                               

                           COMMUNITY NOTICES:

€10 WELL SPENT….AND FEEL SECURE? A new Text Alert Network is up and running in Moyvane.  Forms are available from the Creamery, Stacks Butchers, Gala and also after all Masses in Moyvane this weekend.   Sign up by giving your mobile number and €10.  This text alert will provide information to and from the Gardaί and will alert our Parish when an incident has occurred to deter criminal activity.

ARD CHÚRAM DAY: operating its 3 day week service (Wed, Thurs, Fri) from its new purpose built Centre in the grounds of Listowel Hospital.  This centre is now in a position to expand and enhance its services.  Anybody aged 65 or over wishing to attend may contact the Nurse Co-ordinator, Margaret Payne at (068)22986, (087)1953631 or any public health nurse.

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  would like to thank you for your very generous contributions to our Church gate collection last weekend which totalled €740.00.

 

 

 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  24th     – 31st   JANUARY   

Saturday

       23rd                Sean Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec, Months Mind /

Sr. Maura Carmody, Upper William St. & Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin, Birthday Remembrance & Recently Deceased  /

Sarah Bambury, Ballylongford, 1st Anniversary & Tom & Nellie O Donnell & Mary Moran, Ballylongford / Máire Uí Dhonnchadha /

John Curtin & Deceased Family, Dromin /

Mossie Carmody, Skehenerin /

Sheila Loughnane, 6 Crosses /

Mary O Connor nee Looney & Deceased Family members, Skehenerin /

Jim (Jimmy) Galvin, Finuge          7pm

Vigil

Sunday

24th       Fiona O Connor, The Square /

Mona O Connell, Ballygologue Rd, Birthday Rem./

Mary & John Guiney & Deceased Family Members, Tournafulla                 9.00am

                Pat Houlihan, Finuge      11.00am

Mon 25th                            10.30am

Tues 26th            People of the Parish       10.30am

Wed 27th                                                            Timothy & Tony Buckley, Gortnaminch  10.30am

Thurs 28th                                           Tom O Connor & Mary Kelly, Shrone /

Mai Sheehan, Finuge     10.30am

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass          7.00pm

Fri  29th                                10.30am

 

 Saturday

30th       William & Bridie Doyle, Knockane             10.30am

                Betty McCarthy nee McElligott, Convent St. /

PJ Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce. & Dublin /

Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

Bridget Brosnan, Behins /

Eileen & John O’Connell, Ballygologue rd.,

Kitty Moore, Feale Drive, Mary & Johnny Dunworth, Moyvane & Deceased Members of the Hughes Family, Dublin                Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

31st        Agnes, Denis & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

Sergeant Andy Treacy & Mary Ann, Seamus & Kevin, Charles St 9.00am

                Winifred Millward & Deceased Family Members, Lartigue Village              11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 24th   Fr. Kennelly   0872931064  (emergencies only)

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS Eileen O Connor, St. Teresa’s, Clieveragh.

Roibeárd Thornton, Limerick late of Lixnaw.

Noel McElligott, died in Australia late of Ballyhennessy, Lixnaw

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: James Loughnane, Ballygologue Park / Mary Ward, Rathkeale / James O Sullivan, Gortnaminch, Bridget Leane, Feale Drive

 

CHURCH NOTICES

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place this weekend at the Vigil Mass on this Saturday night at 7.00 p.m.  

FIRST COMMUNION TEACHERS will meet  in the Presbytery on Tuesday next  26th January at 1.15pm.

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

NEW IRISH CATECHISM CLASSES Follow up Classes from the New Irish Catechism given by Fr. Sean O Sheehy at Listowel Parish Meeting Room starting on Monday, February 1st  2016. 10 sessions on Ethics and Morality - the bases for human dignity and living the Christian life. What is ethics? Where does morality come from? What is a "Right"? Who or what determines what is ethical or unethical, moral or immoral? How does Christian ethics differ from other ethical theories? Are there universal moral norms? Come and study these questions so you can help others understand what is right or wrong in living life to the full. Each sessions begins at 7.30 and ends at 9.00 P.M. on Monday evening beginning January 25th, and continuing on February 1, 8, 22, 29, March 7, 14, April 4, 11, 18. Everyone is welcome. Bring your Catechism and Bible – hand outs will be provided.

DIOCESE OF KERRY EARTH WEEK:   17-24 April 2016. The Diocesan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee has chosen 'biodiversity' as the theme for Earth Week.  A meeting to explain how we can create diverse flower-rich habitats in our communities and help save our bees will be hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. Feb 2nd at 7.30pm.  More details, www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

THINKING ABOUT THE PRIESTHOOD Maybe you have been ‘Thinking about the Priesthood’ as a way of life for you? Maybe you have felt you are being called? You are invited to St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, on Feb 5th and 6th 2016. This event is an opportunity for you to ‘come and see’. We start on Feb. 5th with dinner at 6.30pm, followed by some time for prayer, meet others thinking of the priesthood and some recently ordained priests.  Stay overnight. On Feb 6th there is prayer, breakfast, a brief talk on discerning a vocation, preparation for Mass, lunch, discussion, depart. For more  info: contact Fr Michael Moynihan PP  087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer, PP  at 087 2401246.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016: The Diocese of Kerry is leading a Pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland from July 25th to August 1st 2016. This is an International Festival which gathers people from all over the world including days of celebration with Pope Francis. 35 people will travel from Kerry and while we already have two from Listowel there are just a few place left on the Pilgrimage. If you are interested and active in our Parish we will partly sponsor some of the cost as a Parish. Further details from Fr. Declan or Tomas Kenny email: tomaskenny@diopceseofkerry.ie or Mobile  086-3683778

INVITATION  TO  MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES Make 2016  special by celebrating the Year of Mercy by going on Pilgrimage to Medjugorje. June 22nd 2016 - 7 nights  Ex Shannon accompanied by Fr. Joe Begley and Fr. Danny Broderick. Cost 679 euro.. August 3rd. 2016 -  7 nights. Ex Cork which includes last three days of International Youth Festival.  Cost  669 euro inclusive of group travel insurance. September 21st. 2016.  -  7 nights. Ex Cork Accompanied by Fr. Brian Boyle and Fr. Sean Tucker. Best accommodation across from Church with Tour Operator Joe Walsh Tours.  Please contact Group leader Tom Dennehy  087/6468658.

RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday February 3rd at 8pm. If interested contact Matt, 21420, Michael, 21596, Mossie, 21725, Michael, 21168, Bernard, 22942, John, 0861617528 & Mary 0874138371.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

SCOIL RÉALTA NA MAIDINE Listowel Boy’s School open day, Wednesday 3rd February from 11am. to 12.30pm. Parents & Prospective Students are invited to view our school! Telephone 068-21994 / www.scoilrealta.ie / find us on Facebook Scoil Realta na Maidine.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE  Are you a parent of a child with a disability? If so, do you have plans to make a will. A talk will be given by Sarah Lennon of Inclusion Ireland on Wednesday. January 27 from 11.30am-1.30pm at Listowel Family Resource Centre.  Topics covered will include; making a valid will, social protection payments, disability means test, ward of court and guardianship, trust  funds and legal advice. There is contribution fee of five euro. Book now on (068) 23584.

''THE KERRY BRANCH OF ARTHRITIS IRELAND hosts a Free Public Information Talk on Living with Gout in The Manor West Hotel, Tralee on Wednesday night January 27th at 7pm. The speaker on the night will be Dr. Peter Browne, Consultant Rheumatologist, Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Arthritis Ireland will distribute their new booklet, ‘Living with Gout’  as well as their new booklets on each of the various medications used to treat the many forms of Arthritis at this meeting''.

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Presbytery 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                                                                 

                                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                             

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 16th and Sun Jan 17th

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          16thJan   7.30pm              Bill Horan, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec of Horan Family

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        17thJan   10.00am            Michelle Foley & her Grandad Michael Keane (Anni)

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        17th Jan  11.00am            Liam O’Connor, Inchamore (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Monday 18th  – Sunday 24th January                                    

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                                                Mon      18th          7.30pm              Private Intention             

                                                Wed      20th          7.30pm              Eileen Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni)

Fri           22nd         6.30pm              Eileen Collins, Glin Road (Anni) –Please note time.

                                Sat          23rd          7.30pm              Fr Michael Buckley (Anni)

                                Sun        24th         11.00am             Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni)

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Thurs     21st        7.30pm Patrick Lane, Beenanasbig, Kilmorna (Anni)

Sun        24th       10.00am               Sick of our Parish (especially those in hospital)

 

                             PARISH NOTICES:

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

ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Sunday 4pm – 5pm & Wed 10am – 7pm.  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

HOLY LAND COLLECION: Very many thanks for your very generous offerings amounted to €885.27.   Because the Holy Land is vulnerable at this awful time, with very few Pilgrimages, I have decided that the Parish will round off the collection to €1,000.  Thank you for your great generosity.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Donegan Family, Kilbaha on the death of Sr. Rita Donegan, Presentation Convent, Castleisland, who died recently. May Sr. Rita Rest In Peace. 

THE WALL HEATERS: have been cleaned, serviced and non- functional ones replaced during the week.  We can boast to have the warmest Church in the Diocese.  Great Gas! And thank God it’s not escaping!!

VERY MANY THANKS: To both National Schools Knockanure and Murhur Moyvane who had excellent Christmas Concerts.  Thanks to all in both schools who helped and prepared the Children who were excellent.    Monies collected in Knockanure go towards school activities and bus transport, while in Murhur N.S. is used to fund Art & Craft activities and bus transport.  Well done to one and all.

CONGRATUALATIONS: To Knockanure Parents Association for producing an excellent Calendar and for the effort and energy in selling every single one of them.  Well done to all in the Parents Association.

CATHOLIC PAPERS: Would any Parishioner take on the responsibility of selling Catholic Papers in both Churches? You might have a few Euros for your efforts.  Phone me if you are enthusiastic about selling Catholic Papers.  Thank You.

SYMPATHY CARDS: We have €1 cards to express sympathy to families who have lost loved ones.  Write you own messages on these cards.  Parish Office and Jacqueline welcomes you at the following days and times:

Mon 10am-12noon; Tues 10am-1pm; Wed Closed; Thurs 10am-12noon; Fri 10am-1pm.

GREATFUL APPRECIATION: Maura Sheehan puts our Newsletter on the Diocesan website each week and helps in many ways with this newsletter.  We really appreciate her help and efforts.  Reaction, comments, and ideas can be e-mailed to moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

MUSIC MINISTRY: Our music and singing in Moyvane from all ages is simply magic and delightful.  Very many to all involved.  Your commitment and dedication has been applauded even on Radio Kerry so well done. 

OUR SICK: Please offer your Angelus twice daily for all in our Parish who are ill and vulnerable.  Many thanks for these prayers.

   JESUS IN THE PARISH?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have Jesus as a parishioner here in our Parish?

If He were, what area of the Parish do you think He would live in? Would He have His own big house or would He share a small house with a few of His best friends?

What do you think He would do in our Churches? Would He stick to Moyvane, or would He go to Knockanure? Would He volunteer to be a Reader? Would He be in the Parish Pastoral Council? Would He be chairman of it?

Some might just think Jesus is the one we need in our Parish.  If He were leading the singing, surely everyone would join in? If He were a teacher in one of our schools, who would miss a day? If He were reading or preaching, who wouldn’t pay attention? I keep saying, “if this” and “if that” – it almost sounds like a dream, but the truth is; Jesus does live in our Parish.  He is now your next door neighbour.  He is in the People you and I meet daily.  This can be hard to believe – but most certainly Jesus is in our Parish and indeed in all Parishes.  Let us pray for the perception to see Jesus in those who live in our Parish.

CHRISTMAS SEASON FINISHES THIS SUNDAY:

Knockanure Crib made an early exit, while the Moyvane Crib comes down tomorrow Monday.  Both Churches and Cribs have given us a lot of joy over the Advent and Christmas Season.  There was great appreciation of the Cribs and all the Christmas decorations and Sacred Space which make both Churches look so beautiful and majestic.  Well done to one and all that helped.  Very many thanks to you all for you prayerful, happy and grace filled presence with us over the Advent and Christmas Season.  Since Monday last the Church has returned to Ordinary time until the start of Lent.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday on Feb 10th.

    SHOWING THE WAY:

A loving Dad had a dream, in which he was looking at his teenage son walking along a road.  The boy was strolling, skipping, and trotting along the road, without a care in the world.  Suddenly without warning, the boy turned further away, he turned to his loving dad and said, “You never did show me the right path to follow anyhow”. 

The father woke up with a shock, and it was some seconds before he realized it was just a dream.  However it had a profound effect on him.  Showing the correct path to his children had now become a priority with him – Parents are like sign-posts, in a way; but they cannot compel anyone to travel down that way.

 

                                                                COMMUNITY NOTICES:

I.C.A meeting on Tuesday night 19th at 8pm.  New members welcome.

“COME AND SEE” Vocations afternoon on Sat 6th from 2pm to 4.30pm in the Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd, Cork. Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie  vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com

PUB QUIZ IN AID OF MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE/TARBERT LADIES FOOTBALL: On Fri 22nd Jan to raise much needed funds. Starting at 9pm sharp in Brosnan’s Bar.  There will be a raffle and spot prizes on the night.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

WISE BILLY: Listowel Parishioner Billy Keane, described by Fr. Pat Moore as being the Shakespeare of North Kerry, wrote an excellent column in the Irish Independent last Monday 11th.  It highlighted the powerful and loving words that Fr. Pat Moore shared at the Wedding of Gerard Barrett, Carrueragh and Grainne O’Sullivan of Listowel.  Fr. Pat was the main celebrant and Billy in his column captured the atmosphere of this celebration majestically.  You can download Monday’s column and see for yourself.  Very well done Billy.

CLARE ABŪ:  A wonderful week for Clare folk living in Kerry. In the space of 72 hours both Senior Kerry Teams (football and hurling) were beaten by the Senior Banner teams.  What a week!  Up the Banner!!

 

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.

 

    

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 9th     – 17th  JANUARY   

Saturday

       16th                Anne McElligott, Convent Street /

Elizabeth Browne, St. Brendan Tec. /

Tom Maher, Dirha West / John Maher, Drombeg /  Denis O Sullivan, Bolton’s Cross /

Pat Horgan, Charles St. /

Denny Curtin, Coolaclarig / Eddie Browne & Anne Browne & Ned & Sonny Sheehy , Coolagown 7pm

Vigil

Sunday

17th       Bridget Enright, Ennismore, 1st Anniversary /

Sr. M. Oliver, Convent Mercy Enniskillen /

Teresa Healy, , Convent Cross & Courthouse Lawn, Birthday Remembrance         9.00am

                Teddy O Shaughnessy, William St & Kilmore Dublin, 1st Anniversary

Christy Sommers & Deceased Family /

Eileen Kelly, Ballygologue Park /

Sheila Broderick, Coolnaleen      11.00am

Mon 18th            Jackie Reidy O’Connell’s Ave.     10.30am

Tues 19th                            10.30am

Wed 20th                                                                            10.30am

Thurs 21st                           Jeremiah & Julia Duggan & Frances Mulvihill & James Duggan, Listowel   10.30am

Fri  22nd                               10.30am

 

 Saturday

23rd       Kevin, Robert & Sonja Broderick & Kay & Don O’Leary, William Street      10.30am

                Sean Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec, Months Mind /

Sr. Maura Carmody, Upper William St. & Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin, Birthday Remembrance & Recently Deceased  /

Sarah Bambury, Ballylongford, 1st Anniversary & Tom & Nellie O Donnell & Mary Moran, Ballylongford /

John Curtin & Deceased Family, Dromin /

Mossie Carmody, Skehenerin /

Sheila Loughnane, 6 Crosses /

Mary O Connor nee Looney & Deceased Family members, Skehenerin Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

24th       Fiona O Connor, The Square /

Mona O Connell, Ballygologue Rd, Birthday Rem.              9.00am

                Pat Houlihan, Finuge      11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 17th   Fr. Kennelly   0872931064  (emergencies only)

 

 

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

RECENT DEATHS Michael Joseph Barrett, Dirha East.

Bridie O’Sullivan, late of Church St. died in Co. Leitrim.

Michael Murray, late of Main St. died in Bishops Town Cork.

Tim Leahy, Kilrush late of Clounmacon.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Jack & Peggy Finucane, Moyvane / Hannie O Mahony, Moyvane / John McElligott, Skehenerin / Martin Stack Scartlea / Lizzie Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave.

CHURCH NOTICES

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Monday 18th January at 8pm. at Lixnaw Presbytery. Bishop Ray will be attending this meeting.

TRAINING FOR NEW BOARD OF MANAGEMENTS: The new Boards of Management of our five Primary Schools came into effect on December 1st 2016 for the next four years. We wish to thank all the members of the Boards of Managements who have made themselves available. They provide a fantastic contribution to our schools and the Parish Community. Our thanks also to the outgoing members who have worked so hard over the past four years. St. Senan’s Education Centre will be providing training for all members of the new Boards of Management at Manor West Hotel, Tralee on Wednesday next, January 20th at 7.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend please. Thanks.

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place next weekend at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night next ( 23rd Jan. ) at 7.00 p.m.  Parents for the co-ordinate group for January will meet on Thursday 21st at 6pm. in the Presbytery.

LISTOWEL PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Thursday 21st at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

INVITATION FOR MORE MINISTERS OF THE WORD / READERS/ COLLECTORS / COUNTERS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: The Parish Liturgy Group are seeking to recruit extra members for the above Ministries for our Parish. It takes a lot of people to keep a Parish like this going. We are delighted that we have some young readers from our 3 Secondary Schools who have joined us. We would love to have even more.  We extend a special invitation to them and anybody else that would be willing to help in any of our ministries. If interested please make direct contact with Fr. Declan or the Parish Office for more information.  We will provide support and training. Thanks.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE talk on effective communication with children and teenagers will be given by David Coleman at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. February 11 from 7-8,30pm. Booking - 10 euro per family/student/carer/guardian and 15 euro per professional person. Further details from (068) 23584. Names are currently being taken for a new five-week course entitled 'Parenting when separated' commences at Listowel Family Resource Centre on February 22 at 7pm

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE FREE 30min Taster Classes on Monday 18th Jan. Spinning 7.00pm and 7.30pm, Kettlebells 8.00and 8.30pm. Nutrition Workshops with Kerry Senior Team Nutritionist Kevin Beasley starts 7.00pm Monday 25th January. FREE for members. €10 non-members. Massive gym Membership Sale…WAS €360 NOW ONLY AN AMAZING €277 Special Offer on Fitness Classes…Buy 7 and get 1 FREE!

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP  for those who have had a Stroke Meet the last Friday of each month  from 11.15 am  to 1.15 pm in  Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre, Caherslee Tralee Kerry. Various activities ; For  further info contact  087 3586451.

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA IN LISTOWEL is offering the following night classes commencing on the 25th of January; Cake Decorating, Alexander Technique, Computers, Spanish, Digital Photography, Reflexology, Equestrian course, Make-up & Skin care, Indian Head Massage, Kettlebells, Nutrition for Weightloss & General Health, Web Design for Beginners, Colour & Image Consultancy, Irish and Mindfulness. Enrolment is on Monday 18th of January from 7-9pm in the college. To enrol online go towww.kerryetbcourses.ie or for further information call Iseult Glynn on 0860289958.

COME AND SEE” VOCATIONS Afternoon 2.00 – 4.30 p.m. Sat. 6th Feb. For women discerning a religious vocation. Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork. Check out: www.poorclarescork.ie 

CARMELITE MONASTERY, Delgany, Co Wicklow   Icon Course Given by Mihai Cucu For 1 week, February 22nd – 27th Beginners welcome Details: email  mihaicucu78@gmail.com

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 10th and Sun Jan 11th

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      9th Jan    7.30pm    Bridie Robinson, Upper Aughrim (Months Mind)

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      10thJan   10.00am     Special Intention

MOYVANE:               Sun      11th Jan  11.00am      Donal Cunningham, Kilbaha (Anni) his sister Breda & her husband Andy Thomas.

Weekday Masses: Monday 11th – Sunday 17th January                                    

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                      Mon     11th         9.30am        Mary Riordan (nee Flaherty) (Anni)

                            Tues    12th        7.30pm        Tom Mulvihill (Months Mind)        

                                    Wed    13th       7.30pm        John Gregg, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec of Gregg &                                                                                                  Hanrahan Families

Fri       15th        7.30pm        Kit Scanlon, Leitrim West (1st Anni) & her 

                                                                                           Husband John & Son Tom

                                                Sat      16th        7.30pm        Bill Horan, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec of Horan Family

                                                Sun      17th       11.00am        Liam O’Connor, Inchamore (Anni)

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Sun      17rd     10.00am          Michelle Foley & her Grandad Michael Keane (Anni)

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Kevin ( 087/6099930. Emergencies only.

ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Sunday 4pm – 5pm & Wed 10am – 7pm.  KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

SECOND COLLECTION:  Today at all Masses for the Needs of the Holy Land (taken up after Communion).

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Stephen, Catherine & Mary on the death of their mother Bridget O’Brien (nee Hynes), Barragougeen.  To the Family of Dolly Hennessy (nee Conroy) late of Ballyduff who is a sister to Bridie Shine and an aunt to Margaret and Sheila.   To Dan-Joe Riordan and Family on the death of his sister Catherine Fitzpatrick who died suddenly in Askeaton.  May Bridget, Dolly and Catherine enjoy eternal rest.  We ask you to keep their families and all who are grieving at this time in your Prayers and Masses.

OUR CHURCH CHRISTMAS CRIBS: Our sincere thanks to all in both Churches who helped with the Christmas Cribs and Church decorations.  These helped to make our Christmas extra special.  The Christmas Eve Choir in Knockanure plus all the Choirs in Moyvane who enriched all our Christmas Masses, our sincere thanks and gratitude.  The Knockanure Crib is taken down this Friday, however, the Crib in Moyvane will be up until Sunday 17th..  This coincides with the Baptism of the Lord this Sunday 10th and then on Sunday 17th we return to Ordinary Time in the Church Calendar which is officially the last day of Christmas.  Please take reflective moments of Prayer and Thanksgiving before the Crib between now and the 17th.   It is a lovely place to have a chat, especially with younger children, to explain to them the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Shepherds and the Wise Men and that Jesus loved us so much that he came down to Earth.

MARGARET CARMODY: Margaret has asked us to convey her thanks to all who have been generous to her throughout the year and especially to all who contributed to her Christmas Eve/Day Church Door Envelope Collection in Knockanure.  She appreciates your kindness and generosity.  Thanks to all. Margaret.

EPIPHANY: Well done to all the ladies who willingly took part in the Liturgy surprise and blessing at the Epiphany Masses.  May Jesus and Our Lady bless and support all women in their sensitive work.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: Church gate collection next weekend Jan 16th/17th. Please support.

NEW COMMUNITY ALERT AWARENESS: Meeting in Marian Hall Mon 11th Jan @ 8pm to introduce a new text alert system to reduce rural crime & make people more aware of persons or vehicles acting suspiciously in the area.  Further information ( 087/6773345.  Community Gardaί will be present.

KITES – AND THE WEEK THAT WAS:

I wonder how you regard bringing up children?  I read this apt comment in an old book during the week:

“I see children as kites.  You spend years trying to get them off the ground.  You run with them until you are both breathless…..they crash…..they hit the rooftop…..you patch, comfort and assure them that someday they will fly.  Finally, they are airborne.  They need more string and you keep letting it out, but with each twist of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with joy.  The kite becomes more distant and you know it won’t be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as it is meant to soar – free and alone.  Only then do you know that you have done your job”.  This weekend when we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus is a most appropriate time to congratulate all you parents in all the good things you do for and with your children.  Every blessing and joy in this great work throughout the year ahead and happy times in flying the kites.

 

    

    Our first Funeral of 2016 was on January 2nd for the late Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmorna who died suddenly at the tender age of thirty one.  Irene lived in St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort for thirty years.  She has left many tender memories and blessings to her loving parents Con and Marie and to her loving Family and her Pals and loving Carers in the Maria Goretti Unit in Beaufort.  Enjoy Heaven Irene.

    On Sunday 3rd, our second Funeral of the New Year was for the late Patrick Curtin, Aughrim.  Patrick’s death at such a tender age touched all to the very core of our being.  The huge volume of people who attended both the removal and the Mass was witness to the high esteem that Patrick was held in not merely by his GAA Family, but also by his Liebherr Colleagues and all in the Parish.   All had come to pray, to sympathize and to love and help Patrick’s loving parents John and Eileen, sisters Linda and Evelyn and his brother-in-law Adrian and all in the Curtin and Riordan Families.   Patrick has left so many memories and blessings from his footballing skills as a fantastic forward.  Also as a valued and dedicated employee of Leibherr, who have been high in their praise of his work and dedication and in his football talent in helping them to win back-to-back All-Ireland Inter Firm Titles.  But above all his heartbroken family have the deepest and most tender memories of all of a son and brother who touched and blessed their lives in millions of ways.  These memories will never die and they will be spoken of for generations to come. Happy time in Heaven Paddy.

    These two Funerals coming at the start of a New Year, in a strange way, while bringing a lot of pain and heartache, brought many graces too.  People were so kind and supportive to each other and the awful weather conditions did not deter people bringing dignity and reverence to these Funerals.   As their Funerals have been celebrated directly after each other, both new graves are side by side in the well maintained Ahavoher Cemetery.   No doubt before many big games in the future these will be special places of prayer and reflection as many will visit.  For Irene and Patrick, life is changed not ended.  From their place in heaven they are helping us and healing us minute by minute, may we allow their prayers to guide us.  I for one feel their love and support.

 

                                     COMMUNITY NOTICES:

A THANK YOU TO ALL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PARISH: A big call went out to all organizations in our Parish to help and assist the GAA who were organizing Patrick’s Funeral.  It was fantastic to see all organizations wholeheartedly responding in giving their time and their presence to ensure that everything went smoothly.  As many of the GAA members were inside the Church involved in the Liturgy and stewarding, it was important that all the car parks and organization outside the Church was handled well.  So thanks to the Development Association, ICA, Marian Hall Committee, Denis Doody & Staff of Kingdom Kitchens, County Council, Brosnan’s Bar (for hospitality after the removal) and anyone who helped out in any way it was deeply appreciated.  Special thanks to Dano & Mary Lyons Undertakers in Derry for their sensitivity and exceptional care in helping with the Removal, Church and Burial.  Many thanks too to Leo Finucane for generous use of his car park close to Ahavoher Cemetery.

5K A DAY TO HELP STACKS PLAY:  The 5k in aid of Daniel, David and Tommy Stack to raise funds for their  soccer power wheelchairs is up and running.  Starting this coming week there is an opportunity for more of us to get involved in this very worthy fundraiser.  Sponsorship cards are available from Noel Stack and Pat Fitzgerald.   A gathering at Murhur N.S. @ 8pm nightly where you will be guided on the specially mapped out route.  Even if you are not involved walking or jogging, you may wish to give a donation. 

 

    

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                 

MASSES THIS WEEK 9th     – 17th  JANUARY   

Saturday

       9th                  John M. Murphy, Church St. 1st Anniversary /

Bill O Connell, Grogreen, 1st Anniversary /

Catherine Kitty Barry, Derry, 1st Anniversary /

Bridie Cronin, Ballinruddery /

Kathleen Hartnett, Clieveragh & Waterville /

George McEneaney, Gortacrissane /

Dora & Larry Buckley, Tanavalla & Joe Carr, Balbriggan / Nora Looney, Carruberagh /

 Stuart Stack & Justin & Damien Stack, William St. / John Joe, Ellen & Breeda Halpin, Dirha Cottages / Mary Buckley, Finuge / Dan Downey & Mary Ahern, O’Connell’s Ave.   7pm

Vigil

Sunday

10th       Denis, Eileen &  Ned Moriarty, William St.             9.00am

                Funeral John Joseph (Jackie) Reidy          11.00am

Mon 11th            Special Intention              10.30am

Tues 12th            Teddy O Shaughnessy, 1st Anniversary & Nora, Patrick & Michael O Shaughnessy, William St. & Kilmore West, Dublin     10.30am

Wed 13th                                                            Johnny & Eileen Griffin & Deceased Family, Bridge Road                10.30am

Thurs 14th                          James Devane, 1st Anniversary, Aughacurreen, Killarney              10.30am

Fri  15th                Michael & Margaret Dillon, Meen & Eddie Leahy, Shrone / Frances, Noel & Nial Mulvihill & Deceased Family Members, Clountubird &

Joan O Connor, Caherciveen       10.30am

 

 Saturday

16th       Christopher Hennessy, Bedford, 1st Anniversary              10.30am

                Anne McElligott, Convent Street /

Elizabeth Browne, St. Brendan Tec. /

Tom Maher, Dirha West /

Denis O Sullivan, Bolton’s Cross /

Pat Horgan, Charles St. Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

17th       Bridget Enright, Ennismore, 1st Anniversary /

Sr. M. Oliver, Convent Mercy Enniskillen               9.00am

                Ted O Shaughnessy, William St, 1st Anniversary

Christy Sommers & Deceased Family /

Eileen Kelly, Ballygologue Park   11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 10th   Fr. McNamara   0876099930  (emergencies only)

 

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

RECENT DEATHS John Joseph (Jackie) Reidy, O’Connell’s Ave. & London.

Cyril Lambert, Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT John Joseph (Jackie) Reidy, late of O’Connell’s Ave. died in  London. arriving to St. Marys Church this Saturday evening at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Sunday at 11am. Burial in St. Michael Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Lil Flavin, Dirha & Bedford / Agnes O Mahoney, Gortacrissane / Anne Mai O’Connor, Tullamore / Elizabeth O Connor & Debora Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. / Michael Dillon, Meen / Sr. Noreen O Connor 1st Anniversary, Market St. & Florida /  John Joe, Ellen & Breeda Halpin, Dirha Cottages / Lizzy Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

NEEDS OF THE HOLY LAND ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION: is taking place this weekend ( 9th & 10th January) after Holy Communion. . This collection provides assistance to those in need in the Holy Land and helps fund 36 Dispensaries, 21 Charitable Institutes, 120 Centres of Education and also housing projects for the deprived. Thank you for your generosity.

BAPTISM PREPARATION TEAM: The Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to announce that we have put in place a Baptism Preparation Team now in our Parish that will be available to prepare parents presenting their children for Baptism. We thank the seven parishioners who have trained under the guidance of Fr. Sean O’Sheehy & Frances Rowland of the Diocesan Pastoral Team. They will be commissioned at the Vigil Mass on this Saturday night. All parents presenting their children for Baptism as from the month of February are asked to avail of this facility. Contact will be made with you when you book the Baptism through the Parish Office. Well done to all involved.

THE DIOCESE OF KERRY will host a public talk, Awakening the heart - A Spirituality for today given by Martina Lehane Sheehan, author, retreat giver and psychotherapist on Tuesday Jan 12th @ 8pm in INEC, Killarney. Admission is free. Martina is director of retreats and programmes at Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork. An accredited psychotherapist, she regularly facilitates retreats and workshops on matters of spirituality and personal development. She is well known also for her books, Seeing Anew and Whispers in the Stillness.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place in the Parish meeting room Monday 11th  January  at 7.30pm. All Welcome.

CALLING ALL PARISH CHOIRS Fr. Liam Lawton will present a workshop for parish choirs. Based on his new collection, Eternal, the workshop will be held on Thursday Jan 21st at 8pm in Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. Admission to the workshop is €10 per person and each participant will receive a book of the new music. For further information and to book your place by Friday Jan 13th  2016, please email pastoralcentre@dioceseofkerry.ie or phone 064 6632644.

The LATIN MASS (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sun 3 Jan. and Sunday 17 Jan. More info from LatinMassTralee@gmail.com.

THINKING ABOUT THE PRIESTHOOD as a way of  life for you? You are invited to St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, on Feb 5th and 6th. This event is an opportunity for you to ‘come and see’. Beginning with dinner at 6.30pm, followed by some time for prayer, meet others thinking of the priesthood and some recently ordained priests.  Stay overnight, a brief talk on discerning a vocation, Mass, lunch, discussion. For more information contact Fr Michael Moynihan, Glengarriff at 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer, Dromtarriff, 087 2401246.  Have a chat anyway!

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS GROUP want to wish everyone a Healthy & Successful 2016 and extend a

 huge 'Thank You' for your part in Listowel's great achievements  in 1015.  Lets get together again this year and continue that success. The first meeting of 2016 will be held on Tuesday January 12th @ 8pm in St Patrick's Hall. Everyone welcome.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED resumes Tuesday 12th January at 2.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall. All welcome.

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 12th of January 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry (weather dependent). All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

SUPPORTING PARENTS TO SUPPORT THEIR CHILD; 8 week course at SouthWest Counselling Centre, Killarney starting Tuesday January 19th 10a.m to 12noon.

Supporting Parents to Support their teens; 8 week course starting 19th January at Phobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare, 7pm to 9pm. Support group for Parents, families and friends who have lost loved ones through suicide. Meetings will be held on the last Monday of each month – welcome to drop in. SouthWest Counselling Centre, Killarney (next door to Aras Padraig) 7pm to 8.30pm. Next Meeting Monday 25th January. For further info phone 064 6636416 Email info@southwestcounselling.ie

 

 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                                                  The Presbytery,  EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

                                                                www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                     

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Jan 2nd and Sun Jan 3rd

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat        2nd Jan   7.30pm       Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun        3rd Jan  10.00am      Teresa & Michael Bambury

MOYVANE:               Sun        3rd Jan  11.00am      Bridie Cambell (nee Stackpoole), Augrhim, l/o

UK.

                           1pm Funeral Mass for Patrick Curtin, Aughrim.

                           FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION:

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Tues       5th Jan   7.30pm      Parishioners

KNOCKANURE:            Wed       6th Jan  10.00am     Special Intention

MOYVANE:                           Wed       6th Jan  11.00am      Bridget Holly, The Village (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Thursday 7thth – Sunday 10rd January                                    

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                      Fri       8th        7.30pm          Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan & Dec of Hanrahan

                                                                                                Family, Aughrim.

                                                Sat      9th        7.30pm          Bridie Robinson, Upper Aughrim (Months Mind)

                                                Sun      10th    11.00am          Donal Cunningham, Kilbaha (Anni) & his sister Breda

                                                                                                & her husband Andy Thomas.

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Thurs  7th           7.30pm         Michael McMahon (Anni) & Dec of McMahon Family                                                                                        

                                       PARISH NOTICES:

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

ADORATION:Moyvane: Sun 4pm – 5pm.  Knockanure: Tues 10am to 6pm.  Moyvane: Wed 13th Jan 10am -7pm.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To John and Eileen Curtin and Family, Aughrim on the very tragic death of their loving son Patrick.  To Mary O’Connor and Family, Tarbert on the death of her husband Der.  To the Galvin Family, Leitrim Middle on the death of their aunt Bea Galvin.  To Con and Marie O’Keeffe and Family, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna on the sudden death of their loving daughter Irene, Funeral Arrangements later.

May Patrick, Der, Bea and Irene Rest In Peace.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.   

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day amounted to €2,245.00.  The weekend of the Feast of the Holy Family amounted to €1,666.85.  Very many thanks for your very generous offerings.  I wish to acknowledge also your very generous offerings to the Parish Priest collection.  You are most generous and I deeply appreciate it.  Be assured of continued remembrance in my Masses and Prayers.

FIRST FIRDAY CALLS:  Knockanure on Thursday 7th and Moyvane on Friday 8th.      

SINCERE GRATITUDE: On the occasion of my retirement from Murhur National School, I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the outpouring of warmth, kindness, goodwill and generosity, both recently and throughout my career.  It was indeed an honour and a privilege to have been allowed to make a contribution to the education of your children over a long period of time.  My heartfelt thanks to all the parents who entrusted me with this duty.  I always deemed it an enormous responsibility to provide the pupils with a solid foundation and to equip them with the skills needed, as they began their academic journey.  I thank you sincerely for giving me that opportunity.  I wish every success and blessing to all pupils, past, present and into the future, their parents, School Staff, Board of Management, Parents’ Council and anybody associated with Murhur N.S.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all your intentions on Saturday 27th February @ 7.30pm.  Rath Dé Oraibh go Léir.    Anne Prendiville

                         COMMUNITY NOTICES:

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Thurs 7th Jan @ 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome. Music, song and dance .Admission free. Refreshment served. Contact Ann Flavin on 0863090948.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT DAY: Knockanure Community Centre on Mon 11th Jan.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10. All Welcome.  If attending ( 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

                       A SADNESS WORDS CAN’T HANDLE!

We all are experiencing an awful sadness that words can’t express.  Our young gifted ‘hero’ Patrick Curtin, at the tender age of 26 has made his journey to the Lord.  Our Mass on Monday, requested by his GAA Club was packed to the brim.  All ages represented with just one prayer in mind and in heart – ‘Jesus be close to Patrick, help him and his loving family’.  We entrusted him into the loving hands of Jesus, and we couldn’t have entrusted into better hands.  How touching and very poignant that all his team mates were present in their Moyvane colours shoulder to shoulder in prayer for Patrick.  The last time they were shoulder to shoulder Patrick was with them in late August when they won the North Kerry League Final.  Patrick scored two goals that day.  So hard to get our head and heart around the fact that we won’t see his incredible skills as a class and fantastic footballer either with his beloved Moyvane or in the Green and Gold of the Kingdom, or with the Liebherr team who won the All-Ireland Inter Firms Championship earlier this year.  May Jesus help his loving family and all his many friends as we prepare for his Funeral Mass.   Amid the awful sadness and numbness, so many have shared inspiring words, stories and love about Patrick.  He touched lives and hearts.  Patrick you were generous, kind and gifted as a footballer.  May your prayers in the presence of Jesus bless and help your heartbroken family and all of us who feel so very sad and helpless at your leaving at the tender age of 26.  Patrick they are sure to have football in heaven – and in God’s Kingdom show them your skills and your scoring power as you majestically did with Moyvane, Kerry and Liebherr.  Patrick you will be always remembered, loved and prayed for in our Parish.  Up the Boro!  And thanks Patrick……. thanks indeed for so many things.  New life with Jesus.  Patrick’s funeral arrangements are as follows:  Reposing at Lyon’s Funeral Home this Saturday 2nd from 3pm – 7pm, with removal at 7pm to The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane.  Funeral Mass for Patrick will take place at 1pm on Sunday with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

CIRCLE OF LIFE: When a baby is born, there is much laughter and joy.  Isn’t it strange though that first indication that the baby gives of its presence in the world is worded by crying?  It is the lament of the baby, newly formed, known and loved from all eternity, passing through the last arch of safety into the exile of this life.  What we often called in prayer ‘This Vale of Tears’.  Then the mother’s voice intrudes and makes the baby aware of their existence.  The cutting of the umbilical cord symbolised the break with what has gone before.  In infancy and childhood the aurora remains.  Their first response is to smile at the love it is shown.  Indeed it is often said of a child that it is a pity that he or she can’t remain like that in spirit and then in advancing years time seems to speed up, and we older people comment on how fast Christmas or the year or whatever has gone past.  There is a quickening process like a spacecraft re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.  We experience the tug of eternity in the burden of years.  When finally the coffin is let down into the grave, the attendants withdraw the straps by which it have been lowered.  It is the cutting of the second umbilical cord and the release back into infinite freedom to our loving God.  Go now, return from where you came, the wheel has turned full circle.

BAPTISMS 2015: Here are the twenty five children who were Baptised in our Parish in2015.  Fr. John Baptised eleven and since my arrival on July 23rd, I have Baptised thirteen.  Fr. Pat Moore, P.P., Duagh Baptised one.  Cian Shanahan,  Kilbaha, Darragh Mulvihill Keane, Keylod,  Martha Flavin, Dublin, Daniel Smith, Listowel,  Siύn Stack, Carrueragh,  Sheeryn Culhane, Murhur, Siύn O’Riordan, Leitrim East, Fiadh O’Connor, Lower Aughrim,  Eabha Stack, Bunaghara,  Marc Curtin,  Coolaclarig, Alan Stack, Moyvane North, Kathleen Saccard, Woodgrove, Sive Lyons, Dromurhur,  Sadhbh Kennelly,  Leitrim West, Rory Mulvihill, Luton, Grάinne Ahern, Leitrim Middle, Abbey Ahern, Galebridge,  Scott Nolan, Dromurhur,  Amy Marie Lynch,  Cloonbrane, Meave McGrath,  Cork, Conor O’Keeffe, Kilmorna,  Lucy Barrett, Carrueragh, Rian Kennelly, Bruach Na Gaile, Mark O’Riordan,Barragougeen,  Caireann O’Flaherty, Navan. We wish all the afore mentioned long and happy lives as members of God’s Family.

 

  

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                  

MASSES THIS WEEK 3rd    – 10th  JANUARY   

Saturday

       2nd                 Tim Flaherty, Derry /

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

Paudie Horan, Cherry tree Drive               7pm

Vigil

Sunday

3rd         People of the Parish       9.00am

                Christy O’Connor, Coolnalaught,

James Culhane & Pat Galvin, Moyvane 11.00am

Mon 4th               Joan Murphy, Clieveragh, Martin & Minnie Murphy & Mick, Mattie, Jack, Dan, Tom, Jim, Mary, Peggy, Josie, & Norah Murphy, Dromerin             10.30am

Tues 5th               Peg Kelly, Duagh              10.30am

                Teresa Bambury,  Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

Bob Kelly, Dirha 7.00pm

Wed 6th                                                               Matilda, Patrick & Johnny Kelly, Billeragh              11.am

                People of the Parish       1.10pm

Thurs 7th                             Dr. Joe Devine, Church Street    10.30am

Fri  8th                  Margaret Horgan, Ennismore, 1st Anniversary    10.30am

 

 Saturday

9th         Sr. Joan Harnett, Presentation Sisters Killarney & Duagh /Peter Murphy, Ennismore        10.30am

                John M. Murphy, Church St. 1st Anniversary /

Bill O Connell, Grogreen, 1st Anniversary /

Bridie Cronin, Ballinruddery /

Kathleen Hartnett, Clieveragh & Waterville /

George McEnery, Gortacrissane /

Dora & Larry Buckley, Tanavalla & Joe Carr, Balbriggan /

 Stuart Stack & Justin & Damien Stack, William St               Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

10th       Denis, Eileen &  Ned Moriarty, William St.             9.00am

                Funeral John Joseph Reidy          11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Jan., 3rd  Fr. Declan O Connor  0870908949  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Sean Curtin, St. Brendan’s Terrace.

John Joseph Reidy, O’Connell’s Ave. & London.

Mary Linnane, Waterford & Market Street.

 

 

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT John Joseph Reidy, late of O’Connell’s Ave. died in  London. Reposing in Lyons Funeral Home Saturday 9th 5pm to 7pm. arriving to St. Marys Church at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Sunday at 11am. Burial in St. Michael Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Tom & Eileen O’ Halloran, Bridge Road, Listowel / Stephen Kenny, Church St.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD The children's liturgy will be held on this Saturday 2nd vigil Mass and Sunday 3rd at 11am. Mass.  The children's liturgy happens during the mass while the readings are being read.  It is pitched at Primary School level and all children and their parents are most welcome.

DIOCESAN COLLECTIONS 2016: As you are aware the Diocese has 12 Diocesan Collections each year, whereby the Diocese has a acquired a public permit from the Garda. The List for 2016 is up on the Notice Board at the back of the Church as you enter. While these Collection takes place within the church immediately after Holy Communion on these dates no other collection has permission outside the gates on these dates.

NEEDS OF THE HOLY LAND ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION: will take place next weekend 9th & 10th January. This collection provides assistance to those in need in the Holy Land and helps fund 36 Dispensaries, 21 Charitable Institutes, 120 Centres of Education and also housing projects for the deprived.

 

FEAST OF EPIPHANY OF THE LORD: takes this Wednesday next - January 6th It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are as follows Vigil will take place on Tuesday 5th January at 7pm. Wednesday: Morning mass at 11am, 1.10pm. (lunch time).

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE 7 nights Fatima or Fatima 4 nights / 3 nights Lisbon coast 11th – 18th May, 2016. Flight from Cork airport. Enquires to Premier Travel 0214277700 or Maureen Harty 066-7131328.

 

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND led by Bishop Ray Browne 30th October 2016, 8 nights. Direct Flight from Shannon, coach transfers from Kerry. Cost €1,575 sharing. Enquiries: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219 or email joskdp@eircom.net Limited availability.

 

PARISH OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN:

 again  on Wednesday morning next, January 6th at 10.00 a.m. Should you have any Parish Office requirements Fr. Declan is available each morning after the 10.30 a.m. Mass

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE is now operating its 3 day week service (Wed-Fri) from its new purpose built Centre situated on the grounds of Listowel Hospital in Greenville.  Ard Chúram is now in a position, due to increased capacity, to expand and enhance its services.  Anybody aged 65 or over wishing to attend may contact the Nurse Co-ordinator, Margaret Payne at (068)22986, (087)1953631 or any public health nurse. The Committee of Ard Chúram is very grateful to the people of Listowel and North Kerry for their continuing support

 

Just a Thought

Having begun a New Year, for many it is a time to make new year resolutions and reflect a little on our lives. Give time to the lonely and elderly … Seek out a forgotten friend   … Share some treasure .. Give a soft answer .. Encourage youth … Apologise if you were wrong .. Try to understand  .. Be kind  .. Be gentle  … Laugh a little .. Laugh a little more … Express gratitude… Pray .. Go to Mass .. Mend a quarrel.. Welcome the stranger .. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth .. Thus may our celebration of our Mass be a real expression of Christian community living. Speak your love .. speak it again  And allow the Child King to fill your heart with Christmas joy throughout 2016.

 

Bliain nua Faoi Shéan is Faoi Mhaoise Díbh go léir. Wishing you All

a Happy, Holy & Peaceful 2016

 

 

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 12th of January 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry (weather dependent). All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                            The Presbytery,  EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

 V31 EW94                      www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                              V31 TK58          

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Dec 26th and Sun Dec 27th

MOYVANE VIGIL:                   Sat    26th Dec  7.30pm        Maureen & Ned Sheehy, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:            Sun   27th Dec 10.00am       Parishioners

MOYVANE:          Sun   27th Dec 11.00am       John Joe Behan, Aughrim (1st Anni)

Weekday Masses: Monday 28th – Sunday 3rd January                                    

          Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                      Mon  28th Public Holiday     11am   Healing for our Sick

                                      Wed 30th    7.30pm    John & Mike Dore (Anni)     

                                      Fri     1st      7.30pm    Brendan Mulvihill (Anni)      

                                      Sat    2nd    7.30pm    Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East (Anni)

                   Sun   3th     11.00am   Bridie Cambell (nee Stackpoole) Aughrim, l/o UK

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Sun   3rd    10.00am    Teresa & Michael Bambury

 

                         PARISH NOTICES:

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

ADORATION: Wednesday Adoration in Moyvane will resume on Jan 13th 2016, however, the Sunday Adoration continues as per usual from 4pm – 5pm.   Tuesday Adoration in Knockanure during the Christmas Season continues as per usual from 10am to 6pm.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Gabriel and Brenda Fitzmaurice, Aughrim and the Coolahan Family, Tarbert on the death of Vincent Coolahan, Tarbert.  May Vincent Rest In Peace. 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.   

MĪLE BUĪOCHAS: A heartfelt thanks to one and all for making my first Christmas in the Parish such a memorable and enjoyable one.  Your presence at the Masses, your faith sharing, your generosity but above all your friendship has been very special and deeply appreciated by me.  As we continue to get to know each other, may the Lord bless us on this special Sunday in the Church when we focus on the Holy Family of Nazareth. May they cast blessings and joy on all our Families as we celebrate this Feast Day.  The Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee have given long and dedicated service to the Parish and have helped me enormously in settling in as your P.P., I am grateful for their help and support. Very many thanks to all who have helped in both Churches in decorating and having the Churches looking so beautiful for Christmas.  I wish to acknowledge and give thanks for the generous service of those who Minister in our Churches, the Ministry of Music, proclaiming the Word of God, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers.  Also those who help as Sacristans in both Churches, Church cleaners, Church collectors and counters and those who help with the flowers.   I also want to acknowledge the great help I have got in maintaining the grounds around both Churches and the Presbytery and in the Parish Office.  I am delighted that the Parish Office has been well received by all of you and it is a tremendous asset to our Parish.  I have always placed a great emphasis on the Parish Newsletter and I am delighted with those who help with typing, lay out and folding each week.   Thank you so very much.  A Happy and grace filled New Year to you all and a very special welcome to all who are back with their Families during this Christmas time.  Enjoy your stay and take some time to visit our Churches and capture the peace and atmosphere that Christmas is meant to bring.

FIRST FIRDAY CALLS:  My first ‘First Friday’ calls of 2016 are as follows:  Knockanure on Thursday 7th and Moyvane on Friday 8th.  Very many thanks to all my First Friday Parishioners for the welcome you give me and the beautiful way you engage in the Sacrament I bring.  Happy New Year and good health to you all.    

 RECENT COLLECTIONS:  The organizers wish thank all for their generosity:  SVP Collection. The Bucket Collection at the Vintage Day raised €521.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society and The Samaritans.

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON:

Mon 28th                               Public Holiday                                 Office Closed

Tues 29th                    10am – 2pm                                              Office Open

Wed 30th                      12 noon – 4pm                                Office Open

Thurs 31st                    New Year’s Eve                                Office Closed

Fri 1st                                    New Year’s Day                               Office Closed

Mon 4th                        10am – 12noon                               Office Open

Tues 5th                        Vigil of Epiphany –Nollaig Na mBάn       Office Closed

Wed 6th                        Feast of the Epiphany                     Office Closed

Thurs 7th                      10am – 12 noon                              Office Open

Fri 8th                           10am – 1pm                                             Office Open

THE NANO NAGLE (JIMMY COLLINS) FUNDRAISER:  A great night was had by one and all at Maireάd’s on Sat night last the 19th for the annual Nano Nagle fundraiser, organized expertly by Jimmy Collins.  The entertainment provided by local and visiting artists was superb and the whole evening raised €1,500.00.  Jimmy wishes to acknowledge and give thanks to all who helped. 

THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM - BISHOP RAY:  “It is wonderful that Christmas is so strong as a “family celebration”. So many people say things like: ‘It is all about children’; ‘Are you going home for Christmas?’; ‘Contact home for Christmas’.  God bless all homes and families especially where there are young children. This Christmas we are mindful of families who have no homes or who could be made homeless in the New Year, – the homeless in Ireland, the millions of refugees leaving North Africa. It is so sad, especially where there are children. Christmas challenges us to respond to their plight. Christmas reveals to us that all people on earth are one great family, one family with God as Our Father. As you gaze on the new born Baby Jesus in the crib, see all people as your sisters and brothers. Jesus, whose first home was the stable in Bethlehem, dwells in every home. Under His loving care may we all live loving, gentle and contented lives. One day we will all be a family united together around God Our Father in heaven.

People say Christmas is sad for the bereaved: often it turns out to be the opposite.  Families have time to be together, to pause and remember the loved one who has died, to recall precious memories, and to support and comfort one another. And Jesus came into the world to open the door to eternal life. The bereaved often experience Christmas as hope and consolation. Be as generous as you can with the local charities and causes who fundraise at this time of year. Their voluntary service is so valuable, something to be proud of. Make time for the faith side of Christmas: sacred Christmas music on radio or T.V. and EWTN; an afternoon visiting the beautiful cribs in local churches;   read a spiritual Christmas article in a missionary magazine; each day spend a few quite minutes before the crib at home. Have Jesus at the centre of your Christmas.  A happy and a peaceful Christmas to one and all. God bless all the people of the diocese of Kerry: young and old; healthy and sick; those for whom it is the happiest of years; those for whom it is the most difficult of years.  God bless all who cannot journey home for Christmas. Thanks to everyone for your contribution to the life of your parish and of the diocese in the past year. Thank you for the way you live by faith, hope and love. In all our communities let us ensure that there is no one who is lonely or without a visitor this Christmas, nobody without a Christmas dinner or a lift to Mass.  All around us there is so much that is good, thanks be to God”.   Bishop Ray Browne, Diocese of Kerry, Christmas 2015.

LET US ALL CONTRIBUTE:

I like the story of the three year old who went to Mass for the first time over Christmas with his Granny.  The collection basket came round and he was heard to whisper, “You don’t have to pay for me Gran, I’m not five yet!!”.  As we start another New Year this coming Friday, may our prayers be that each of us will joyfully and willingly contribute to the spread of the Gospel and the Mercy of Jesus, our Savour and Friend. A happy, healthy and prayerful New Year to each and every one of you. 

   A YEAR OF TIME:

We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds.  May we use time wisely as it is a precious gift from God.  Happy 2016.

  

                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                     

                    MASSES THIS WEEK 19th   – 27th December.  

Saturday

       19th              Tom Sheehan, Ballygologue Pk, Months Mind/Buddie Dalton, Charles St, 1st Anniv/ John Mulvihill, Coolaclarig, 1st Anniv/

Sr Basil McAuliffe, Church St/ William & Hannah  Corkery,, Lixnaw /John Joe Foley, Killarney/Sr De Lourdes & Maurice & Mary O Connell, Grogreen/ Peter McCarthy Jr, Tanavalla & London/Breda Walsh, Finuge/ Paul, Thomas Paul & Margaret Nolan, Dirha West 7pm

Vigil

Sunday

20th           Eily Long, Knocknagoshel & Daniel McCarthy Duagh        9.00am

          Edward Murphy, Behins       11.00am

Mon 21st 

          Jack & Mamie O’Connor & Angela Caslin /

Special Intention 10.30am

Tues 22nd 

          Edward (Ned) McGrath, Woodford & Writers Grove & Francis Stack Glenoe & Writers Grove, Christmas Remembrance / Special Intention     10.30am

Wed 23rd                                                  Nora, Jimmy & Colin Hickey, Convent View          10.30am

Thurs 24th                              Joan & Tom Keating, Dirha Cottages & Teresa Healy, Ballyhalla, Richard O’Connell, St. Brendan’s Tec., Joanne Fitzgerald, London & Dell & Sheila Painter, London      10.30am

          Michael McDonnell & Deceased Family, Clare & London / Tom & Bridie Carmody, Duagh / Laurence & Ellen Collins, Kilmorna, Michael, Mary & Michael Gerald O’Connor, Patrick St. / Michael & Pauline Kennelly, Limerick / Ned, Paddy & John Daly, Joan, Hannah & Dan Walsh, Craughatoosane & Ennismore / Josie Doyle, Bridge Rd / Michael Dunworth, Gortcreen / Kieran Corridan & Deceased Members of the Fitzgerald, Corridan & Moriarty Families       6.00pm

          Mass of the Nativity    9.00pm

Fri  25th    Jim & Anne O’Sullivan, Charles Street /

Patrick & Kathleen Stack & Deceased Family, Gortcreen & Deceased Members of the Stack & Buckley Families /

Jack & Kitty Hastings, Bedford & Lyreacrompane    9.00am

          People of the Parish    11.00am

          Charlie Chute, Greenville /

Daniel & Elizabeth Kearney, Moyvane, 12.30pm

 

 Saturday

 26th         

Kitty & Thomas O Shea & Deceased Family Members Cahirdown      10.30am

          Philomena Walsh, Months Mind, Feale Drive /

Bill O Sullivan & Deceased Members of the O’Sullivan & Browne Families, Coilbee & St. Brendan’s Tec.  / Edel O Halloran, Church St. /

Baby Mark Grace, Kenny Heights, Birthday Remembrance & Anniversary Remembrance    Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

 27th          George Sweeney, Convent Street  9.00am

          Con, Nancy & John Keane, Church Street /

Joe O Carroll, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

Molly Nolan, Aviation Drive /

John O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

Tadgh Laide, Ballygologue Park     11.00am

 

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

 

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

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Kathleen Griffin, Coolagown /

CHURCH NOTICES

SPECIAL 11.00A.M. MASS THIS SUNDAY AS WE APPROACH CHRISTMAS: We welcome the Convent Primary School who are hosting our 11.00 a.m.  mass this Sunday. We thank the pupils, their teachers and parents for the great work that have put into it.  This is what Christmas is all about! All are welcome!

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place on this this Sunday afternoon of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm.

 

SPECIAL PARISH CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER & PARISH CALENDAR 2016.  We invite you to take home our  lovely Christmas Newsletter & Parish Calendar 2016 specially printed for our Parish detailing the dates,  times of our Christmas Services and schedule for the year 2016.  They are available at the back of the Church and also available in the Parish Office.  They are a little gift to you from our Parish to say ‘Thank You’ for all your support throughout the year – so please take one.

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.

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on this  Monday  (Dec. 21st )  at 8.00 p.m. here at St. Marys Church. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with a number of priests of the Pastoral Area present. We appeal to as many people as possible to avail of this opportunity for Christmas Confessions on Monday, Dec. 21st There will be Confessions after Mass on this  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday by after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve Vigil)

at 6.00pm with our  Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

which will be broadcast live on Radio Kerry

&  Mass of the Nativity with our Parish Choir at 9.00pm.

 

Friday, December 25th Christmas Day

at  9.00am (no singing) &  11.00am (with our Parish Choir) and extra Mass at 12.30pm. (with our  Parish Folk Group)

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING / DUES ENVELOPES 2015 are available in your offering Envelope Box.  Should you not be using the envelope system, there are loose white envelopes at the back of the Church and at the Parish Office.  The Christmas Dues collection which supports your priests will be taken up immediately after Holy Communion throughout the Diocese at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you for your continuing support and generosity.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

KERRY SAMARITANS say thank you to all who gave generously to support their work in 2015. The Samaritans are always contactable, day and night, via the free call number 116 123.  .

 

 

   MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                            The Presbytery,  EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

                                          www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                                 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday Dec 19th and Sunday Dec 27th 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                   Sat    19th Vigil 7.30pm        Margaret Meade (1st Anni) & her husband Johnny

                                                                             Aughrim

KNOCKANURE:            Sun   20th 10.00am    Michael O’Connor, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

MOYVANE:                             Sun   20th 11.00am    Maurice & Joe O’Connell & Dec Family Members

                                                                             Dooncaha, Tarbert

                                      Weekday Masses: Monday 21st to Sunday 27th December                                     

          Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                   Mon  21st 10.00am    Jack O’Brien, The Village (Anni)

                                        8.00pm    Pastoral Area Confessions Listowel

                                      Wed 23rd   7.30pm    Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

                                      Thurs 24th Christmas Eve      6pm     Special Intention

                                                                                        9pm      Special Intention

                                      Fri     25th Christmas Day    11am     Special Intention

                                      Sat    26th St Stephen’s Day           7.30pm   Maureen & Ned Sheehy

    Leitrim Middle (Anni)

                   Sun   27th 11.00am    John Joe Behan, Aughrim (1st Anni)

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tue   22nd           7.30pm     Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanasbig (Anni)

Thurs 24th Christmas Eve      7.30pm  Mass (Special Intention)

Fri     25th Christmas Day    10am            Mass (Special Intention)

Sun   27th 10.00am    Healing Mass for all our sick.

THIRTY THREE YEARS OF GENEROUS AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL:

Mrs. Anne Prendiville brings down a long and fruitful chapter of generous and dedicated work as a Teacher in Murhur National School on this coming Tuesday.  On behalf of all students who were taught by her and on behalf of our Parish I offer Anne our heartfelt thanks and every good wish for a long and enjoyable retirement.  Thirty three years is quite an extraordinary amount of time to have given to our school and I’m sure over the years Anne would have seen many changes in both education methods and in society in general.  She took the challenges of these changes and always maintained such a high standard of dedicated service as a Teacher guiding her students in the ways of education, courtesy and in faith values.  We all wish Anne good health and blessings with her loving family.  We are deeply indebted to her and we assure her of our prayers and support as she begins a new chapter in her life.  Mίle buίochas Anne.

 NOTICES:

CALENDAR SELLING AT CHURCHES: Scoil Chorp Chrίost Parents Association, Knockanure will be selling Calendars after 7.30pm Mass in Moyvane this Saturday and after Christmas Eve Mass in Knockanure. 

WELCOME SEÁN: Delighted to welcome Seάn Jones back to his Parish and we congratulate him on being accepted by our Diocese for ordination to Deaconate on May 29th next.  And then please God ordination to the Priesthood later in 2016 will be here in Moyvane Church.  God’s blessings to Seάn and to the other four students from our Diocese who are journeying to Priesthood.  Enjoy your time with us Seάn and we hope and pray you are in good singing form to enrich and bless our Christmas celebrations.  Welcome home.

FIRST ANNIVERSARIES:  First Anniversaries are always very special but when they are celebrated near Christmas they are extra special.  Margaret Meade, Aughrim, Micheal O’Connor, Kilbaha and John Joe Behan, Aughrim.  All of the afore mentioned are honoured and prayed for this coming week.

                                      LAST OF THE ADVENT SUNDAYS

This Sunday is the last of the Advent Sundays.  All four of our candles on the Advent wreath are lit preparation time is in its last few hours and our Gospels tells us again the familiar story of the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she is to be the Mother of a Son whom she must name Jesus.  He will be great and He will be given the throne of His ancestor David by the Lord God and He would rule over the House of Jacob and His reign would never end.  When one comes to think of it, it is extraordinary that at a time when there was no media as we know it, when communication was extremely limited, that we should be celebrating the life, death and resurrection of a man who died at the early age of thirty three, with thirty of those years spent at home with His loving Mum and His gently foster – Dad. His public life only spanned three years, yet look at how much we know about Him over two thousand years later!  He spoke to people in obscure little towns and villages in a remote country and now, all these years later, over 900 million people bear His name – Christians, followers of Jesus.As part of that 900 million, here in Moyvane & Knockanure we are called to celebrate the birth of Jesus by giving Him the best of presents, our prayers, our presence and above all, a warm appreciation of the gift He has given to us in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  When Jesus comes at Christmas Mass, may He bless you and yours, may He always have you in His care and keep you ever in the palm of His hand.  Happy Christmas.

  GLORIOUS WORDS

As we head towards Friday – Christmas Day – just keep these glorious words of John Betjeman in your heart and mind.                              “NO LOVE THAT IN FAMILY DWELLS

NOT CAROLLING IN FROSTY AIR;

NOR ALL THE HIGH – SHAKING BELLS,

CAN WITH THIS SINGLE TRUTH COMPARE

THAT GOD WAS MAN IN PALESTINE

AND LIVES TO-DAY IN BREAD AND WINE”

MAY OUR CHRISTMAS COMMUNIONS BE EXTRA SPECIAL. All Welcome.

 

                                     

                                          PARISH NOTICES:

PRIEST ON DUTY: Fr Noel Spring  087/ 2935969.  For emergencies and sick calls only.

ADORATION: MOYVANE: Sun 4pm to 5pm, Wed 10am to 7pm, KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY: To the relatives, neighbours and friends of Tom Mulvihill, Oaklands and late of Aughrim and Woodgrove.  To the Cunningham Family, Kilbaha on the death of their mother Anne and to the Kennelly Family, Moyvane & Tarbert on the death of Ron Kennelly, Australia.  May Tom, Anne and Ron Rest In Peace and may they reap the rewards of their labours.  Please keep their families in your prayers at this time.

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES:

CHRISTMAS EVE  Dec 24th 6.00pm MOYVANE        VIGIL MASS OF CHRISTMAS            Special Intention

                                             This Mass is children friendly but all ages are most welcome.  Confessions will be

                                             available from 5pm until 5.45pm.

                                      7.30pm KNOCKANURE VIGIL MASS OF CHRISTMAS Special Intention

                                             This Mass is also children friendly but all ages are most welcome.  Confessions   

                                              be available from 7pm until 7.25pm.                                           

                                       9.00pm MOYVANE               MIDNIGHT MASS                             Special Intention

CHRISTMAS DAY Dec 25th  THE BIRTH OF THE SAVIOUR OF OUR WORLD JESUS

                                         10.00am  KNOCKANURE                                                    Special Intention                               11.00am  MOYVANE                                                 Special Intention

 

 

  

                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                     

MASSES THIS WEEK 19th   – 27th December.  

Saturday

       19th              Tom Sheehan, Ballygologue Pk, Months Mind/Buddie Dalton, Charles St, 1st Anniv/ John Mulvihill, Coolaclarig, 1st Anniv/

Sr Basil McAuliffe, Church St/ William & Hannah  Corkery,, Lixnaw /John Joe Foley, Killarney/Sr De Lourdes & Maurice & Mary O Connell, Grogreen/ Peter McCarthy Jr, Tanavalla & London/Breda Walsh, Finuge/ Paul, Thomas Paul & Margaret Nolan, Dirha West 7pm

Vigil

Sunday

20th           Eily Long, Knocknagoshel & Daniel McCarthy Duagh        9.00am

          Edward Murphy, Behins       11.00am

Mon 21st 

          Jack & Mamie O’Connor & Angela Caslin /

Special Intention 10.30am

Tues 22nd 

          Edward (Ned) McGrath, Woodford & Writers Grove & Francis Stack Glenoe & Writers Grove, Christmas Remembrance / Special Intention     10.30am

Wed 23rd                                                  Nora, Jimmy & Colin Hickey, Convent View          10.30am

Thurs 24th                              Joan & Tom Keating, Dirha Cottages & Teresa Healy, Ballyhalla, Richard O’Connell, St. Brendan’s Tec., Joanne Fitzgerald, London & Dell & Sheila Painter, London      10.30am

          Michael McDonnell & Deceased Family, Clare & London / Tom & Bridie Carmody, Duagh / Laurence & Ellen Collins, Kilmorna, Michael, Mary & Michael Gerald O’Connor, Patrick St. / Michael & Pauline Kennelly, Limerick / Ned, Paddy & John Daly, Joan, Hannah & Dan Walsh, Craughatoosane & Ennismore / Josie Doyle, Bridge Rd / Michael Dunworth, Gortcreen / Kieran Corridan & Deceased Members of the Fitzgerald, Corridan & Moriarty Families       6.00pm

          Mass of the Nativity    9.00pm

Fri  25th    Jim & Anne O’Sullivan, Charles Street /

Patrick & Kathleen Stack & Deceased Family, Gortcreen & Deceased Members of the Stack & Buckley Families /

Jack & Kitty Hastings, Bedford & Lyreacrompane    9.00am

          People of the Parish    11.00am

          Charlie Chute, Greenville /

Daniel & Elizabeth Kearney, Moyvane, 12.30pm

 

 Saturday

 26th         

Kitty & Thomas O Shea & Deceased Family Members Cahirdown      10.30am

          Philomena Walsh, Months Mind, Feale Drive /

Bill O Sullivan & Deceased Members of the O’Sullivan & Browne Families, Coilbee & St. Brendan’s Tec.  / Edel O Halloran, Church St. /

Baby Mark Grace, Kenny Heights, Birthday Remembrance & Anniversary Remembrance    Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

 27th          George Sweeney, Convent Street  9.00am

          Con, Nancy & John Keane, Church Street /

Joe O Carroll, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

Molly Nolan, Aviation Drive /

John O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

Tadgh Laide, Ballygologue Park     11.00am

 

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

 

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

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Kathleen Griffin, Coolagown /

CHURCH NOTICES

SPECIAL 11.00A.M. MASS THIS SUNDAY AS WE APPROACH CHRISTMAS: We welcome the Convent Primary School who are hosting our 11.00 a.m.  mass this Sunday. We thank the pupils, their teachers and parents for the great work that have put into it.  This is what Christmas is all about! All are welcome!

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place on this this Sunday afternoon of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm.

 

SPECIAL PARISH CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER & PARISH CALENDAR 2016.  We invite you to take home our  lovely Christmas Newsletter & Parish Calendar 2016 specially printed for our Parish detailing the dates,  times of our Christmas Services and schedule for the year 2016.  They are available at the back of the Church and also available in the Parish Office.  They are a little gift to you from our Parish to say ‘Thank You’ for all your support throughout the year – so please take one.

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.

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on this  Monday  (Dec. 21st )  at 8.00 p.m. here at St. Marys Church. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with a number of priests of the Pastoral Area present. We appeal to as many people as possible to avail of this opportunity for Christmas Confessions on Monday, Dec. 21st There will be Confessions after Mass on this  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday by after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve Vigil)

at 6.00pm with our  Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

which will be broadcast live on Radio Kerry

&  Mass of the Nativity with our Parish Choir at 9.00pm.

 

Friday, December 25th Christmas Day

at  9.00am (no singing) &  11.00am (with our Parish Choir) and extra Mass at 12.30pm. (with our  Parish Folk Group)

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING / DUES ENVELOPES 2015 are available in your offering Envelope Box.  Should you not be using the envelope system, there are loose white envelopes at the back of the Church and at the Parish Office.  The Christmas Dues collection which supports your priests will be taken up immediately after Holy Communion throughout the Diocese at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you for your continuing support and generosity.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

KERRY SAMARITANS say thank you to all who gave generously to support their work in 2015. The Samaritans are always contactable, day and night, via the free call number 116 123.  .

CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH KNOCKANURE Annual Christmas Celebration this Sunday evening at 7.00 p.m. Included. The Nativity Scene, Carols, Healing, Prayers.  All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

 

SUNDAY (JOYFUL SUNDAY)

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

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      12th       7.30pm         Teresa & Pat Joe Mullane (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      13th     10.00am          Ann Cunningham (Sick) Special Intention

MOYVANE:                Sun      13th     11.00am          Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village (1st Anni)

 

14th to Sunday 20th December                                    

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

                                                Mon     14th       7.30pm         Connie Shine, The Village & Dec of Shine Family

                                                Wed    16th       7.30pm         Ned & Sheila Buckley, Main St. (Anni)

                                                Fri       18th       7.30pm         Alice Hanrahan, her sister Kay and Grandfather

                                                                                                Thomas Hanrahan, Aughrim (Anni)

                                                Sat      19th       7.30pm         Margaret & John Meade (Anni)

                                                Sun      20th      11.00am         Maurice & Joe O’Connell & Dec of O’Connell Family

                                                Mon     21st      10.00am        Jack O’Brien, The Village (Anni)

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Mon     14th     Christmas Mass & Dinner in Knockanure Community Centre starting

at 12.00 noon.  Michael McNamara, UK (Special Intention)

Tue      15th      7.30pm          Michael O’Sullivan, Rathmore & l/o Boherbue

Sun      20th     10.00am          Michael O’Connor, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

Tue      22nd      7.30pm          Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanasbig (Anni)

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

A BIG “THANK YOU” FROM THE ICA: A great Family Fun Day on Sunday 29th Nov.  A good crowd attended despite the weather. Children visited Santa and all went home happy.  Great prizes in the draw – winners as follows: Michael O’Connell, Ahalahana, won the hamper which was sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-Op.  The turkey won by Ursula Enright was sponsored by Tom & Eileen Roche.  The ham was won by Mary Sweeney, Knockanure was sponsored by Noel Stack Butchers.  The Christmas cake was baked by ICA ladies Noreen McEvoy and Noreen Roche and was won by Gene Fitzmaurice, Gortdromasillihy.  Voucher from Holly’s Gala was won by Jason Dean and Jack Buckley, Lixnaw.  A big thank you all our sponsors and to all those who support us each year.  We really appreciate your generous support.

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER:  Next Sat 19th in Mairead’s Bar.  Music by Gabriel Fitzmaurice & Bog Hole Boys.  All welcome.  Your support would be deeply appreciated.

RECENT CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONS:   ENABLE IRELAND: Amounted to €385.84.  This will help fund Enable Ireland’s Children Services in Kerry.  CONCERN:  Amounted to €634.00.  Sincere thanks for your generous contributions.  Well done to the organizers and the collectors.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL: Christmas Carol Service tonight (Sunday 13th) at 7pm.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT: meeting this Monday 14th December at Community Centre @ 8pm.

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: invites all young adults between ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 18th – 20th December, 2015 at Newbridge College, Co. Kildare.  This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people from all over the country. The weekend is being organized 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 a donation and a sleeping bag. Newcomers very welcome! There will be free buses picking up from various areas throughout the country. Booking is essential. For more information on the event or to your place, see www.youth2000.ie, Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or ( 00353 (0) 1 6753690.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATION:  presents a Cookery Demonstration by Mark Doe ‘Just Cooking’ next Monday December 14th @ 7.30pm sharp.  Tickets €10 can be purchased from the school office.  For further information ( 068/36105.

CONGRATULATIONS:to L.J. & Dawn Horan, Aughrim on their great Blotto win.  Enjoy!

  MEETING EXPECTATIONS:

We’re not good at recognizing each other’s worth, particularly in families. Those whom we see much, we seldom recognize.  If that is true, then consider what John the Baptist must have thought when he heard what his cousin, Jesus was doing.  Small wonder he sent messengers to enquire.  You can almost sense the heartbreak of a man imprisoned as John’s plaintive question is put to Jesus:    “ARE YOU THE ONE WHO IS TO COME, OR HAVE WE TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER?” John probably thought it would be anyone but his own cousin.  The reply was to ask them to look at what was happening all around them: God was present and at work in Jesus.  Talk about dashed hopes and shattered expectations! While we might think we would have recognized Jesus without the questioning John put Him through, it’s unlikely.  In over 2000 years nothing has changed.  People still seek Jesus wondering, hoping, watching, and looking for evidence.  Jesus is no longer here to meet them physically as He did John’s friends.  That challenge falls to us.  The only question we have to answer is: are we people that others will follow, or will they have to look elsewhere?    

 

        PARISH NOTICES:

PRIEST ON DUTY: I am the Priest on duty this Sunday. (Fr Kevin ( 087/6099930).

ADORATION: MOYVANE: Sun 4pm to 5pm, Wed 10am to 7pm, KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY: to Bridie Stackpoole, Woodgrove and the Stackpoole Family on the death of Bridie’s sister-in-law Bridie Cambell who died in London.  Bridie, God rest her, was a frequent visitor to her native Aughrim & Moyvane over the years, may she Rest In Peace.  There will be Mass said in Moyvane for the repose of her soul on Sunday 3rd January @ 11am.

MURHUR N.S. CHRISTMAS VARIETY CONCERT: Marian Hall Friday 18th Dec @ 8pm.  All Welcome.

SVP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: Your generous support would be greatly appreciated this weekend as the SVP take up their Christmas Collection at all Masses in the Parish.  SVP contact number 087/4346444.

CHURCH BELL: The bell from the original Church has been fixed and restored.  It is 160 years old.

PASTORAL AREA CONFESSIONS: Reconciliation Service (Confessions) will take place in St Mary’s Listowel on Monday 21st Dec @ 8pm.  Please come.  There will be many Priests there.  Gift yourself and bring a friend, to experience God’s beautiful forgiveness (Mass on 21st in Moyvane will be at 10.00am, no evening Mass as I will be going to the Celebration in Listowel.  Refreshments available after Service in Centre next to Church.

TURKEY DRAW: Those who got free tickets by coming to the Parish Office have them at the ready.  The draw will take place after 11.00am Mass in Moyvane this Sunday.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: God willing I will be on my First Friday Calls this coming Wed 16th and Thurs 17th. Wednesday in Knockanure and Thursday Moyvane.  I realize some might be out at Christmas Dinners or elsewhere.  If you are away just ring Jacqueline in the Parish Office and give her a day that will suit you.

HUGE THANK YOU: Getting everything ready for Christmas – can I thank all in both Churches who are getting everything into such delightful shape for Christmas.  Thank you so very much.  Exciting……!!

DO THIS IN MEMORY: We extend a warm welcome to our First Holy Communion Children and their families for their special Masses this weekend.  Some are missing but we will include them in our prayers.

GAUDETE SUNDAY: As we begin the third week of Advent we light the pink candle this weekend known as Gaudete Sunday (Joyful Sunday).  Do you bring joy to your family, friends and place of work?  This third week of Advent maybe we can all put in a special effort to bring a few smiles and share laughter with our families and friends.  And remember – “LAUGHTER IS A TRANQUILLISER WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS”.

FOURTEEN AT DINNER: On Tuesday last for the beautiful Feast of Our Lady, the thirteen Priests from our Pastoral Area plus your former P.P. Fr. John had dinner in the Presbytery.  The fourteen of us have given 706 years in the Priesthood, the longest Fr. Paul Dillon with 61 years, while Fr. Pat Moore and yours truly are at the bottom of the table with 34 years, we were ordained in 1981.

CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: takes place on Sun 20th Dec at 7pm including the Nativity presentation, Choir, Hymns, Healing and a surprise for the children by a Special Visitor.

KNOCKANURE SACRISTAN ENVELOPES:  available at the back of the Church in Knockanure

ure. YEAR OF MERCY MASS:  in the Cathedral, Killarney today Sunday 13th @ 5pm.  All welcome.

  

                   St. Mary’s Church Listowel

           

  MASSES THIS WEEK 12th   – 20th December.  

Saturday

       12th              Frank (Prionsias ) Kelly, Derry, Months Mind / Margaret Moloney, Derry, 1st Anniversary /  Eleanor Culbert nee Moore, Charles St. / Helen McConnell nee Rowan, O’Connell’s Ave. / Danny Barrett, Birthday Remembrance, Ballygologue Pk. & Clieveragh / Kevin Casey, Woodford /

David Cronin, Coolagown     7pm

Vigil

Sunday

13th           James Lyons, Glenoe, 1st Anniversary /

Danny B. Joy, Gortnaminch  9.00am

          Hannah & Joseph Walsh & Deceased Family Members, Dirha East / Tom Keane, Derry /

David O Brien, Kilmeany, Kilmorna /

Peggy Scanlon, Pollough/John Sexton, William St.  11.00am

Mon 14th 

          Luke Slowey, London &Fermanagh/

Margaret Forde, Coilbee & London.       10.30am

Tues 15th

          Cyril O Gorman, Clieveragh Rd 1st Anniv/

Baby Andrea Loughnane, Clieveragh Rd 10.30am

Wed 16th                                                  Anne & Kevin Croughan, Charles St           10.30am

Thurs 17th                              Special Intention 10.30am

          Padre Pio Evening Mass        7.00pm

Fri  18th    Patrick Joseph Mulligan, Dublin    10.30am

Saturday

 19th          John Joe McGrath, Woodford/

Maureen & John Joy, Ballygologue Rd & deceased members of the Joy & O Connell Family/      10.30am

          Tom Sheehan, Ballygologue Pk, Months Mind/Buddie Dalton, Charles St, 1st Anniv/ John Mulvihill, Coolaclarig, 1st Anniv/

Sr Basil McAuliffe, Church St/ William & Hannah Cokery, Lixnaw /John Joe Foley, Killarney/Sr De Lourdes & Maurice & Mary O Connell, Grogreen/ Peter McCarthy Jr, Tanavalla & London/Breda Walsh, Finuge/ Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

 20th          Eily Long, Knocknagoshel & Daniel McCarthy, Duagh/     9.00am

           Edward Murphy, Behins/     11.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Dec. 13th   Fr.  McNamara  0876099930  (emergencies only)

 

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

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Margaret O Sullivan, Bedford, Catherine Brennan, Skehenerin, Jack & Margaret Whelan, Market Street, Norah Kelly, Coolnaleen, Baby Andrea Loughnane,

Clieveragh Rd. Mary Hanlon Snr, O Connell’s Ave.

CHURCH NOTICES

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME: We welcome the children & parents of  the ‘Do this in Memory of Me’  First Holy Communion  Programme taking place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday.

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place on this this Sunday afternoon of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm.

CAROL SERVICE – We welcome Presentation Secondary School who are presenting a lovely Carol service here at the Church at 7pm on this Sunday night (13th Dec.). It will finish within the hour and all are welcome!

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place in the Parish Meeting Room on Monday night next  (14th Dec.)  at 7.30pm.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MASSES THIS WEEK:

Monday 14th Dec @ 9.30am,Coláiste na Ríochta (in School).

Wed 16th Dec @ 1.45pm, Kerry Parents & Friends Centre.  Thursday 17th Dec at 1.15pm Nano Nagle School.

Friday 18th Dec at  2.00 p.m. Listowel Community Hospital

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS takes place on Thursday Dec. 17th  at 7pm.  including Rosary, Mass & Benediction.

NEXT SUNDAY MASS AT 11.00A.M. will be hosted by the Convent Primary School. It will have a real Christmas flavour with the children doing all the singing, readings, prayers etc. All are welcome!

SPECIAL PARISH CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER- We invite you to take home our  lovely Christmas Newsletter specially printed for our Parish detailing the times of the schedule of our Christmas Services this year.  It is available at the back of the Church and also available in the Parish Office.  It is free and a nice read – so please take one.

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.

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on Monday week (Dec. 21st )  at 8.00 p.m. here at St. Marys Church. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with a number of priests of the Pastoral Area present. We appeal to as many people as possible to avail of this opportunity for Christmas Confessions on Monday, Dec. 21st There will be Confessions by day during that week after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve Vigil)

at 6.00pm with our  Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

&  Mass of the Nativity with our Parish Choir at 9.00pm.

Friday, December 25th Christmas Day

at  9.00am (no singing) &  11.00am (with our Parish Choir)

and extra Mass at 12.30pm. (with our  Parish Folk Group)

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING / DUES ENVELOPES 2015 are available in your offering Envelope Box.  Should you not be using the envelope system, there are loose white envelopes at the back of the Church and at the Parish Office.  The Christmas Dues collection which supports your priests will be taken up immediately after Holy Communion throughout the Diocese at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you for your continuing support and generosity.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

THE ROSARY will be recited at the Grotto in O'Connell's Ave on this Sunday  at  6pm.

KDYS LISTOWEL are hosting a nativity parade on Tuesday 15th December at 1 o’clock starting at the library and finishing at the Church, where the nativity biblical story will be narrated by Nano Nagle School.  This will be followed by the local schools in the area singing songs and playing music

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT CHRISTMAS DINNER will take place at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday next (15th Dec.)  at 2.30pm.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR GROUP: wish to thank everybody for the generous support that they received last weekend.

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                            The Presbytery, 

 www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                              V31 TK58          

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Dec 5th and Sun Dec 6th

MOYVANE VIGIL:                   Sat    5th Dec 7.30pm Michael, Patrick & Oliver Carmody (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:            Sun   6th Dec 10.00am         P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna

MOYVANE:          Sun   6th Dec 11.00am         Peggy Sheehan & her husband Mick, Leitrim Middle

                                      FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF OUR LADY- Holy Day

MOYVANE VIGIL:                   Mon  7th     7.30pm     Maureen Foley, Gortdromasillihy (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:             Tues  8th    10.00am    Tom Relihan & parents Annie & Jeremiah, Carrueragh

MOYVANE           8th     11.00am   Ollie Leahy (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Wednesday 9th - Sunday 13th December                                    

          Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

          Wed 9th      7.30pm    Pat Mulvihill, Barragougeen (Rec Dec)

                                      Fri     11th  10.00am   Mort O’Shea (Special Intention)

                                       Sat    12th   7.30pm    Teresa & Pat Joe Mullane (Anni)

                   Sun   13th  11.00am   Seamus O’Flaherty, Village (1st Anni)

The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Thurs 10th   7.30pm    Betty Newman & parents Peggy & John McElligott

Sun   13th 10.00am    Ann Cunningham (Special Intention)

YEAR OF MERCY PRAYER:

A year of Mercy commences on Tuesday next December 8th, this is the prayer that will be prayed throughout the entire year. You are encouraged to pray this prayer frequently.  May God’s Mercy be a tremendous blessing to us and to our Parish.

Lord Jesus Christ,

you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,

and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.

Show us your face and we will be saved.

 

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,

let the Church be your visible face of forgiveness and mercy in the world.

You willed that your ministers would feel compassion for those in ignoran and error: let everyone who approaches them feel loved, and forgiven by God.

 

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,

so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,

and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,

proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,

and restore sight to the blind.

We ask this of you, Lord Jesus,

through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy;

you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen.

 

PART TIME SACRISTAN: The position of part-time Sacristan in Moyvane Church is available.  While Shane Hanrahan generously over the years has covered weekend Masses and some evening Masses and will continue to do so, I need someone to cover the following:  Opening and locking of Church, preparing Church for Mass and other celebrations, be present at Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms.  If you are interested come and talk to me and I will give you the full details of what is entailed.

A PRAYER TO GUIDE YOUR STEPS

Here is a prayer that a reader of our Newsletter sent me during the week.  She gets the Newsletter online.  “May today be all that you need it to be.  May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule your hopes and conquer all your fears.  May God manifest himself today in ways that you have never before experienced.  May your joy be fulfilled, your dreams brought closer and your prayers answered.  May faith enter a new height for you.  May your territory be enlarged and may you step into your destiny. May you be filled to overflowing with peace, health, happiness and true love for God.  Amen”.  This is a nice prayer to pray as we begin our Second Week of Advent.

 

LISTOWEL ON MONDAY 21ST @ 8.00PM

Monday 21st of December is our SPECIAL NIGHT FOR CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS.  Our Pastoral Area with its priests will gather at St Mary’s Church to celebrate God’s loving forgiveness. Please come and you will be given a most kindly welcome.  Just come as you are and in the meantime, reflect on the following:

YOU HAVE TO EARN IT

“Once upon a time I used to think: “If I improve become more charitable, get rid of my faults, if I pray more and become less moody and so forth,  God will love me more “I am now fully convinced that this kind of thinking involves a serious misconception of our very loving God.  It is simply a wrong vision of God.  It is making God to our human image and likeness.  It ascribes to God that kind of idea “YOU HAVE TO EARN IT “,

a type of conditional love with which we humans often pretend to love one another.  Almost all of our human experience has been with conditional love:  “If you change …If you do this or don’t do that…. I will love you “.  So we have to sit with this though of God’s unconditional freely- given love and think about it for a long time.  We have to soak in the realization of God’s love is that, He could have made a world without you or me, but such a world would be incomplete for God – we all need to reflect prayerfully on that thought.   God wanted you and me, just the way we are, because … simply because this is the you and this is the me.  He has always loved, God is love.  This is all God ever does”.

So on Monday 21st in St Mary’s Listowel we can make a new and joyful response to that love.  It will be a great evening for all of us. It starts @ 8.00pm and everyone is most welcome.

 

                                        PARISH NOTICES:

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

ADORATION: MOYVANE: Sun 4pm to 5pm, Wed 10am to 7pm, KNOCKANURE: No Adoration on Tues 8th.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.    

GREAT REACTION TO OUR NEW PARISH OFFICE.  Open after Vigil Mass and after Sunday Mass.  Wide selection of signed and unsigned cards available plus Parish Christmas Cards.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS FOR DECEMBER: I will be doing the First Friday Calls on Wednesday 16th in Knockanure and on Thursday 17th in Moyvane.  Starting both days, God willing at 10.30am.

DIOCESAN YOUTH COLLECTION: a second collection taken up at all Masses this weekend. 

CHRISTMAS DUES: You can place your Christmas Dues Offerings in the second collection which will be taken up at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.  Envelopes are available in your offertory collection box.  There are also envelopes available at the back of the Church for those who don’t have offertory boxes. 

PARISH RADIO LINK: After thorough investigation by those who originally installed the Parish Radio Link, it has emerged that both transmitters are beyond repair and to replace them with a greater signal without having to change current radios will cost in the region of €3,800 to €4,000 approx. 

PARISH OFFICE TURKEY DRAW: All who called into the Parish Office last weekend were given a free ticket for a Christmas Turkey.  Those who will call in this weekend will receive a ticket too and God willing, the draw will take place on Sunday 13th in the Parish Office after 11am Mass.  So by having a ticket you have a good chance of winning a delightful Christmas Turkey.

SVP COLLECTION:  will take place on 12th & 13th December.   SVP contact number 087/4346444.

SWITCHING ON OF LIGHTS:  After Mass this Sat evening Santa Claus and some of his helpers will turn on the Christmas lights. Come along and enjoy.

JESSE TREE: please engage with the Jesse Tree in both Churches and see the latest symbols.  Enjoy.

CAROL SERVICE:  St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Sun 6th Dec @ 7pm.  Performed by Listowel Parish Choir.

 

 

  

                   St. Mary’s Church Listowel

MASSES THIS WEEK 5th   – 13th December.  

Saturday

       5th     Margaret Lynch, Glin, Limerick / Bunny Dalton, Charles St. / Helen McConnell & Deceased Family, O’Connell’s Ave. / Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh / William Doyle, Fourhane / Michael McAuliffe, Church St. /

Maurice & Lena Hannon, The Square /

John O’Halloran, The Meadows & Church St. / Michael Meehan, Lartigue Village /

Con & Bridget Hickey, O’Connell’s Ave .& Deceased members of the Hickey & Coppingers Families / Bridget Toomey, Dirha Cottages /

Marie Kelliher, Lartigue Village      7pm

Vigil

Sunday

6th   Teresa & Tim Greaney, Finuge &

Jack & Jane Kelly, Finuge      9.00am

          Tim Kennelly, Bedford  /

Mai Monroe,  Ballinrobe,  &  New York 11.00am

Mon 7th 

Vigil of

Immaculate Conception                                              Special Intention          10.30am

          Dan Hayes & Deceased Family members, Bridge Road / Pat & Ellen O’Connell, Pat Kennelly Lisselton & Anthony Nolan Bedford    Vigil

7.00 p.m.

Tues 8th

Feast Day             People of the Parish    11.00am

          Mary (Moll) Walsh, Dirha     1.10pm

Wed 9th                                                    Ollie Leahy, Gortaglanna      10.30am

Thurs 10th                                       10.30am

Fri  11th              10.30am

Saturday

 12th          Mark Browne, Killocrim & Camden, London, Recently Deceased           10.30am

          Frank (Prionsias ) Kelly, Derry, Months Mind / Margaret Moloney, Derry, 1st Anniversary /  Eleanor Culbert nee Moore, Charles St. / Helen McConnell nee Rowan, O’Connell’s Ave. / Danny Barrett, Birthday Remembrance, Ballygologue Pk. & Clieveragh / Kevin Casey, Woodford /

David Cronin, Coolagown     Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

 13th          James Lyons, Glenoe, 1st Anniversary /

Danny B. Joy, Gortnaminch  9.00am

          Hannah & Joseph Walsh & Deceased Family Members, Dirha East / Tom Keane, Derry /

David O Brien, Kilmeany, Kilmorna /

Peggy Scanlon, Pollough      11.00am

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Dec. 6th   Fr. Brick  0879473317  (emergencies only)

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS; Philomena Walsh, Feale Drive.

 Nora Collins nee Barry, late of Tanavalla & London. Funeral to take place in Cricklewood. /Mark Browne, Killocrim & Camden, London. Memorial Mass Saturday 12th Dec. at 10.30am. 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mary Lynch, Lisselton / Michael Kennelly, Market St. / Patrick O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. / Margaret Dillon, Meen / Mary & Eddie Leahy, Shrone / Patrick Carmody, Skehenerin / David Finbarr Bunyan, Convent St. & Killimer, Clare / Derry Tatten, O’Connell’s Ave. / Jack Danher, Cahirdown / Peggy Stack nee Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH COLLECTION: is being taken up at all masses this weekend.. 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: is taking place at this  weekend  both at the Vigil Mass and the 11.00 a.m. masses. All children 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

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF B.V.M.: on Tuesday next , December 8th It is a Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass on Monday evening and Masses on Tuesday at 11.00 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. No 9.00 a.m. Mass.  Also on this Tuesday the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at Our Lady’s  Altar  as we celebrate the Feast of from after the 1. 10 p.m. Mass until 6.00 p.m.

YEAR OF MERCY: Pope Francis has announced the Year of Mercy, with the purpose of proclaiming God’s mercy to all people, and for the church to "make more evident its mission to be a witness of mercy." The year begins with the opening of the Holy Door of Mercy in the Basilica of St. Peter, on Tuesday next (Dec. 8th )  by Pope Francis. Every diocese will celebrate the opening of the Holy Door in unity with the Universal Church by opening a Holy Door of Mercy in their own cathedrals on Sunday December 13 2015. In our Diocese of Kerry, the Holy Door of Mercy will be opened at a special Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney @ 5pm on Sunday next (Dec 13th ). For more info: www.dioceseofkerry.ie

CHRISTMAS MASSES THIS WEEK: Scoil Realta na Maidne on Thursday next (Dec. 10th ) at 9.30 a.m. Also St. Michael’s College at 12.15 p.m. on Thursday.

CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MASS: at their Community Centre on Friday night next (Dec. 11th ) at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome!

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. 12th ) The organising parents of next weekend are asked to meet Fr. Declan at the Presbytery on Thursday evening next at 6.00 p.m. in the Presbytery.

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.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES

A Celebration in anticipation of Christmas with Carols, and Readings, will take place here at St. Mary’s Church, on this  Sunday evening  ( Dec. 6th ) at 7.00 P.M.   It will take less than an hour. Likewise, on Sunday week (Dec. 13th) Listowel Presentation Secondary School will be holding their Carol Service also here at the Church at 7.00 p.m.  All are most welcome to both Services.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ALERT is introducing a crime prevention & community texting system for our area shortly. If you wish to be part of the texting system please contact any member of Listowel Community Alert. The more people that are involved in the texting system the more effective it will be. Thank you.       

THE LATIN MASS (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sun 13 Dec.                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHRISTMAS PANTO tickets available from Listowel Family Resource Centre and all other charities involved. Proceeds from the show on Tuesday. December 28 show will go directly to Listowel Family Resource Centre. Each show commences at 8pm. Tickets from 10.00 euro (adults), 7,00 euro (children) and 25,00 euro family tickets are also available.

FESTIVE JUMBLE SALE OLD or unused items are being sought for a festive jumble sale to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. December 8 from 10am-1pm. All items must be in good condition. Why not come along and pick up a festive bargain in the process. Further details from Denis (068) 23584

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 8th of December 2015 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

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

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL wishes to thank everyone who contributed so generously to their recent concern collection. Amount raised €1,129.33.

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                                                  The Presbytery,  EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

                          www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                                      

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

MOYVANE VIGIL:              Sat      28th       7.30pm         Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      29th     10.00am          Richard & Jeremiah Horgan &

Eileen & Jerry O’Donoghue, Kilmorna

MOYVANE:                     SUN    29th     11.00am          Michael Dore and loving daughter Kathleen,

                                                                                              Woodgrove (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Monday 30th November - Sunday 6th December                                    

       Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon     30th       7.30pm         John & Catherine Moloney, Coilagurteen (Anni)

            Wed    2nd Dec  7.30pm        Kathleen O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

                                                Fri       4th         7.30pm         Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice (Anni) 

                                                Sat      5th         7.30pm         Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody (Anni)

                                                Sun      6th        11.00am         Peggy Sheehan and her husband Mick, Leitrim Middle

                                                The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tue      1st Dec              7.30pm         Paddy & Bridie Flavin & Dec members, Kilmeaney,    

            Sun      6th       10.00am          P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna

                  COMMUNITY NOTICES:

THE SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE wish to thank all who attended their Christmas Party.  Thanks to Fr Kevin for saying Mass and our Main Sponsor’s Newtownsands Co-Op, Marian Hall Committee, I.C.A., Development Association and all the local business people who gave us such wonderful spot prizes. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCATION: It’s that time again ….on next Saturday Dec 5th after Mass at 8.30pm approx Santa Claus & some of his helpers will be in the village to switch on the Christmas Tree Lights.  There will be Carol singing etc.  So come along and enjoy.

I.C.A. FAMILY FUN DAY with Special Guest – Santa at the Marian Hall on Sunday next 29th Nov 2 -4pm.  Come along and join in the fun.

CHIROPODIST will be in the Marian Hall on Thursday Dec 3rd at 10am. Book with Eileen Quinn on 49472.

RAMBLING HOUSE on Thursday 3rd Dec at 9pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshments will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at 086/3090948.

ACIIVE RETIREMENT DAY AT KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: takes place on Monday 14th Dec.  Mass at 12pm followed by meal at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  Price €10.  All welcome.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION: This special collection takes place on Dec 5th & 6th.  Your generous donations will help families who are struggling financially this Christmas.  Every cent is vital and welcome.

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Healthcare Support Award Training in your area in January 2016.  For more information contact the Training Unit on 057/9370221.

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 8th December from 19.30 to 21.00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co Kerry.  All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE is on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerrywide’ programme in 6th December at 9pm.  The programme will showcase the many and varied activities which take place at the centre on a daily basis.

GIVING WITNESS: There will be a talk in St John’s Church, Tralee on Thursday 3rd Dec at 7.30pm. by Mr Phillip Ryan, “Giving witness to our Faith in this Year of Mercy”.  He is a native of Dublin and is well known as pilgrimage guide with Joe Walsh Tours in Medjugorge.

CHRISTMAS DUES: offerings will be taken up in a second collection at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  You will find this envelope in your offertory box and also at the back of the Church.

                                                 

                                               

 

 

ADVENT – NEW START – A NEW YEAR

Despite the merriment of shopping, carols, school plays, and bright lights, for many Christmas can be painful, isolated and an unloving time.  So that is why our loving and caring Church offers us the lovely season of Advent.  This season means more than preparing for Christmas.  It starts each New Year for the Christian and our Church, a period of waiting and expectancy.  It’s a joyful season (observed for the last 1500 years) starts in late November or early December, and leads us into Christmas in a four week season of preparation.  Advent resets the clocks and calendars for Christmas – we move into another cycle of prayer, liturgy and scripture. Autumn ends, winter begins.  Advent calls us to a new beginning.  HAPPY ADVENT AND NEW YEAR.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KINDNESS?

Our world is troubled, our hearts and minds can be heavy and sad, and even our Parish can be troubled and anxious.  As Advent begins, take a few prayerful moments to reflect on the following:  Why do people go to the trouble to give other people some trouble? Why do they burst someone’s bubble when they know it comes back on the double? Why do we go to the effort to hurt someone we actually love? Why can’t we say something sweet ‘stead of curt? A push only leads to a shove. Why can’t we treat other people with respect? with a smile or a kind word or two? Treat them with honour, the way you’d expect they should act when they’re dealing with you.  Why can’t we overlook others’ mistakes? We’ve all surely been there before.  Love and forgiveness it all that it takes, to boot Satan’s butt out the door.  One of the greatest gifts we can bring to Advent and another New Year in our Church is to practice random acts of kindness to those around us.  Go ahead try it and bring kindness to the fore as we start another Advent.

REAL MEANING!

Children get your letters to Santa Claus now!  One such letter went to him on Thursday last in the following way – Letter was written with list and address sought “Oh just “Santa Claus” will find him” said Mum.  But Thomas was not satisfied with this ‘SANTA CLAUS, NORTH POLE, NEAR GOD.  I think he was closer to the real meaning of Christmas, than perhaps he realized.  Enjoy Santa Claus in the Marian Hall this Sunday afternoon. Excellent meal and celebrations at Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner last Sunday.  Well done to all who organized such a wonderful celebration, and to Denis Doody & excellent staff.  Gorgeous dinner.

                                         PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To PJ & Mai Broderick, Bunagara on the death of PJ’s Mother Noreen.  To the Walsh Family, Aughrim on the death of their sister Bridie Robinson.  To Brendan Moloney and Family, Derry Listowel as they prepare to celebrated the First Anniversary of loving wife and mother Margaret.  May Noreen, Bridie and Margaret continue to enjoy new life, peace & joy in the presence of Jesus and all in God’s wonderful Kingdom.  May they rest in peace.

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

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend 5th & 6th December is for Diocesan Youth Service.

ADORATION: MOYVANE: Sun 4pm to 5pm, Wed 10am to 7pm, KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.

CHRISTMAS RELIGIOUS GIFTS: A selection of Christmas Religious items will be available in the Parish Centre after Masses this weekend.  Our own special designed Christmas Cards will be available also.  Office not fully finished yet, will have a get together for the official opening at a later date. All welcome to call.

YEAR OF MERCY begins on Dec 8th.  The purpose of the Year of Mercy is to proclaim God’s loving and warm forgiveness.  More information next week.  Information www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PASTORAL AREA CONFESSION: All in the Parish are invited to our Pastoral Area Christmas Confession in St Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 20th Dec.  Many Priests will be present.

KNOCKANURE SACRISTIAN’S COLLECTION:  The customary envelope collection for Margaret Carmody, will take place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Margaret has very kindly placed envelopes at the back of the Church.  Please take them home and return them with your contributions and place them in the box at the back of the Church before the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.  Very many thanks.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: to Fatima will take place from 11th May to 18th May 2016 ( 066/7131328.

 

 

  

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                  

MASSES THIS WEEK 28th   – 6th December.  

Saturday

       28th                Dan Browne, Ballygologue Pk. Months Mind / Patrick Hayes, Gortnaminch /

Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

Maurice, Annie & Patrick Relihan, Ballylongford / Andy Sayers, Cahirdown /

Thomas Chute, Church St. & Cahirdown /

Ellen Halpin, Breda Hinkins nee Halpin, John Joe Halpin, Johnny & Bridget O’Sullivan, Dirha Cottages & Ennismore  / Tony Brennan, Listowel & Newcastlewest /

Eugene & Mai O Brien, Cahirdown /

Deb Guiney, Gortcreen 7pm

Vigil

Sunday

29th       Jim & Kit Harris, Greenville           9.00am

                Denis & Mary McCarthy, Tarbert /

Betty Gillespie, Dirha East & Lixnaw /

Aine Andrews, O’Connell’s Ave.               11.00am

Mon 30th                                           Patrick Regan, Ballyheigue           10.30am

Tues 1st               Special Intention              10.30am

Wed 2nd                                              Pat Fitzgerald, Abbeyfeale & Cork            10.30am

Thurs 3rd                             People of the Parish       10.30am

Fri  4th                  Kitty Healy & Deceased Family, Convent St.         10.30am

                Don Middleton, Tralee, 1st Anniversary /

Dennis M. Crean, Months Mind, Atlanta, Georgia / James, Kathleen & William Scragg, Ballyhorgan & Summerset, England                7.00pm

Saturday

 5th        Claudia Costello nee Shine, Coolaclarig & Ballygologue Pk. / Paddy Walsh, Inch &

Matty Walsh, Garryard House /

Margaret Nolan, O’Connell’s Ave.            10.30am

                Margaret Lynch, Glin, Limerick / Bunny Dalton, Charles St. / Helen McConnell & Deceased Family, O’Connell’s Ave. / Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh / William Doyle, Fourhane / Michael McAuliffe, Church St. /

Maurice & Lena Hannon, The Square /

John O’Halloran, The Meadows & Church St. / Michael Meehan, Lartigue Village /

Con & Bridget Hickey, O’Connell’s Ave .& Deceased members of the Hickey & Coppingers Families / Bridget Toomey, Dirha Cottages  Vigil 7pm

 Sunday

 6th        Teresa & Tim Greaney, Finuge &

Jack & Jane Kelly, Finuge              9.00am

                People of the Parish       11.00am

  Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Nov. 29th   Fr. Declan O Connor 0870908949  (emergencies only)

 

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

 

SR. NUALA OF THE FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY: 

says thanks for the fabulous generosity and welcome she received from all of you last weekend. A total of  €4,570.00  was collected.

 

RECENT DEATHS; Noreen Broderick, Bunagara.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Tony Brennan, Listowel & Newcastlewest / Jim & Kitt Harris, Greenville / Tom Dowd, O’Dowd’s Rd. / Mary Healy, Greenville / Joan Keating, Dirha Cottages / Eugene & Mai O’Brien & Jack, Cahirdown / Bridget Brosnans, Behins / Toddy O Connor, Church St. / Kit Rowe, Coolkeragh.

CHURCH NOTICES

ENROLMENT OF CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES FOR 2016: Will take place at the Vigil Mass at 7pm. on this Saturday night 28th November.

LISTOWEL PARISH WEB PAGE LAUNCH: is taking place this weekend at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night. Please view it at www.listowelparish.com

PARISH BAPTISM TEAM will meet on this Monday Nov. 30th  at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

WRITERS GROVE CHRISTMAS MASS: will take place in their Centre on this Tuesday (Dec. 1st ) at 4.00 p.m.

KILLOCRIM GROTTO MASS will take place on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm. at Killocrim School.

SERVICE OF LIGHT: for the First Holy Communion Boys will take place at Scoil Realta na Maidne on Thursday next  ( Dec. 3rd ) at 8.00 p.m.

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.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: will be held next weekend at the Saturday Vigil 7pm. 5th  & Sunday 6th December  at 11am Mass. All children are welcome

FIRST FRIDAY: Friday next (4th December). Usual masses at 10.30 a.m. which will be followed by a ‘Cuppa’ in the meeting room & Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m. Usual Confessions on Thursday & Saturday morning after mass.

YEAR OF MERCY: Pope Francis has announced the Year of Mercy, with the purpose of proclaiming God’s mercy to all people, and for the church to "make more evident its mission to be a witness of mercy." The year begins with the opening of the Holy Door of Mercy in the Basilica of St. Peter, December 8, 2015 by Pope Francis. Every diocese will celebrate the opening of the Holy Door in unity with the Universal Church by opening a Holy Door of Mercy in their own cathedrals on Sunday December 13 2015. In our diocese, the Holy Door of Mercy will be opened at a special Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney @ 5pm on Dec 13th 2015. For more info: www.dioceseofkerry.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.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH COLLECTION: will be taken up on the weekend of December 5th-6th. 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.

 

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

A Celebration in anticipation of Christmas with Carols, and Readings, will take place here at St. Mary’s Church, on Sunday next ( 6TH DEC.) at 7P.M. Performed by LISTOWEL PARISH CHOIR  All are most welcome.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

IRISH BLOOD DONOR CLINIC Mon. 30th & Tues. 1st Dec.  5pm. to 8pm. each evening please note time change.  

LISTOWEL BAZAAR  On Friday next 4th & Saturday 5th December at the Boy’s School Hall at 8pm. Collectors - you may hand in  your donations into the Boy’s School Hall from 2pm. to 4pm.  (No Clothes Please) on Wednesday 2nd .

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION We wish to thank those who committed to 1 hour Adoration for their support. If unable to attend please call your co-ordinator. More adorers would be most welcome – just 1 hour a week. Thank you.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOC. SHOP Willam St., Bumper Christmas Sale: toys, Novelties, Gift ideas etc. Thursday December 3rd starts 10.30am.

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ALERT is introducing a crime prevention & community texting system for our area shortly. If you wish to be part of the texting system please contact any member of Listowel Community Alert. The more people that are involved in the

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE PARENTS COUNCIL are hosting a Pub Quiz in aid of St. Michael’s College Football Teams Friday 4th December at 9pm. in Christy’s, The Square.

KNOCK SHRINE NIGHT VIGIL December 7th  Vigil Fare €25 per seat as per last year Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm Phone (068) 31232 or (087) 3966399.

DOWNSYNDROME KERRY are holding a public meeting in the Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd, on the 3rd December from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. We want to say aheartfelt ‘thank you’ for all your support and to inform you of the services that we provide Tel: 085-7737008.

LISTOWEL FRC is set on Radio Kerry's 'Kerrywide' programme in early December. The pre-recorded programme will feature a number of interviews with staff members and service users alike. The programme will showcase the many and varied activities which take place at the centre on a daily basis. The 'Kerrywide programme featuring Listowel Family Resource Centre can be heard on Sunday. December 6 at 9pm.

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                                                  The Presbytery,  EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

 V31 EW94                                www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                              V31 TK58          

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Nov 21stand Sun Nov 22nd

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          21st          7.30pm               Patrick Scanlon, Moher (Anni)

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        22nd      10.00am               Parishioners at home or away

MOYVANE                                          Sun        22nd      11.00am              Mikie Joe O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

                                                                Sun        22nd       12.30pm              Senior Citizens Mass in Marian Hall-All Welcome

Weekday Masses: Monday Nov 23rd to Sunday Nov 29th                                    

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon      23rd         7.30pm               Holy Souls – All on Parish List

                Wed      25th         7.30pm               John Buckley, Woodgrove (Anni)

                                                                Fri           27th         7.30pm               Mass For All Dec whose Funeral Masses have

                                                                                                                                taken place in Moyvane Dec 2014 – Nov 2015    

                                                                Sat          28th         7.30pm               Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

                                Sun        29th        11.00am              Michael Dore and loving daughter Kathleen,

                                                                                                Woodgrove (Anni)

                                                                The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tue        24th         7.30pm               Holy Souls - All on Parish List

Thurs     26th         7.30pm               Holy Souls - All on Parish List      

                Sun        29th       10.00am               Richard & Jeremiah Horgan &

Eileen & Jerry O’Donoghue, Kilmorna

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST KING OF THE UNIVERSE:

This Sunday is Feast of Christ Our King, the last Sunday of the Church’s year.  It celebrates the all-embracing authority of Jesus.  It was instituted way back in 1925.  At His trial Jesus was questioned about His claim to be King.  He was then in the most unkindly like state.  He said, ‘My Kingdom is not of this world’, and throws the focus on the world of the spirit.  Unlike the popular perception of Kingship Jesus’ Kingdom is one of service. A happy and enjoyable Feast Day to you all.

  COMMUNITY NOTICES:

THE GAA: have been and will always be a strong supporter of all Community Activities within our excellent Parish.  Over the last number of weeks it has been brought to our attention that we have a serious issue in our Playing Fields in that people have been walking their dogs on the pitches and Dog Excrement has had to be removed.  This is a very serious Health Issue where we have children playing constantly.  We have in the last few weeks put signs in place asking people to refrain from walking dogs on the pitches but unfortunately this has failed.  Even on the morning of the U11 Blitz, Dog Excrement had to be removed.  This is not acceptable and we are not going to allow it to continue.  We have now locked all gates at the Wood side of the GAA Field.  If this does not resolve the issue we will be left with no choice but to lock all gates to the Sportsfield and close access to the Sportsfield Walk.  We hope that we will not have to go this far, but Health and Safety is vital.  We are asking for everybody’s co-operation on this matter.  Johnny Stack, Chairperson, Moyvane GAA.

SCOIL CHORP CHRIST PARENTS ASSOCIATION: Calendar Launch night in Flynn’s Bar Friday 27th Nov @ 8.30pm, also on sale in Knockanure Church on Sunday Nov 29th. €10.  Beautiful photos.  Please support.

A RANGE OF ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES: including Demonstration Cookery Classes are on offer at Tarbert Comprehensive School.  For further information  068/36105.

THE CONCERN CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: will be held in Tarbert, Ballylongford, Asdee, Moyvane and Listowel next weekend Nov 28th & 29th.  The students, staff and parents of Tarbert Comprehensive School will be collecting on behalf on Concern.  Your support & donations will be greatly appreciated.

FRIDAY 13Th ?? All the deaths, pain, sorrow, fear and anger because of the awful actions in Paris on Friday 13th.  A city now in fear, a country at war and Syria bombed daily.  Please keep all in your prayers.

                                                  PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Jim Kelly and family Bruach Na Gaile on the death of his wife Rita.  Rita will be reposing at Lyons Funeral Home this Sunday evening from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.  Removal on Monday to St John’s Church, Tralee with funeral Mass at 12.00 noon.  Private Cremation to follow.  May Rita rest in peace.

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Canon Declan O’Connor,V.F. Listowel  087/0908949.

ADORATION: MOYVANE: Sun 4pm to 5pm, Wed 10am to 7pm, KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791 and Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304.  Please feel free to contact either Mary or Margaret if you or yours have any issues with regards to Safeguarding Children in our two Churches or indeed in our Diocese.  Thanks to Mary and Margaret for their great work.

MOYVANE LITURGY GROUP: Meeting on Monday 23rd Nov @ 8.00pm in the Sacristy.

CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES: I am only too well aware that we will have many Parishioners returning to our Parish for Christmas.  With joy and happiness we welcome all back home.  We will have three Christmas Eve Masses:                MOYVANE:                         6.00PM CHILDREN & FAMILY MASS

                                KNOCKANURE: 7.30PM CHILDREN & FAMILY MASS

                                MOYVANE:                         9.00PM MIDNIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE MASS

Please choose your Mass for this very special evening and be assured of a warm welcome.

CONFESSION CELEBRATION: On Monday Dec 21st, there will be a very special evening in St Mary’s Church, Listowel celebrating Confession.  A large number of priests will be available for the beautiful Sacrament of Confession.  This celebration is for the whole Pastoral Area and all are invited to come and receive God’s warm forgiveness. It will start @ 8pm.  If any Parishioner needs transport to get to this celebration on 21st Dec please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office  49308.

SPECIAL MASS: to honor all the faithful departed whose Funeral Masses took place in Moyvane Church from Dec 2014 to Nov 2015 will be celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 27th at 7.30pm.  If you have loved ones who have died during this time and whose Funerals have taken place outside the Parish, please give these names to Shane  086/3628170. Very many thanks to all in Knockanure for last Friday’s Mass.

HOLY SOUL MASSES: Very many thanks for your large attendance at all our Holy Souls Masses.

Many thanks too for your very generous November offerings. We now have Christmas Candles for graves.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: Please send a few extra cards this year.  Cards available after all Masses in both Churches and also in the Parish Office, Holly’s and the Post Office.

MASS CARDS: Please feel free to call into Jacqueline in our Parish Office to have a look at the very large varied selection of Mass Cards.  She will make you most welcome.  Come and have a look.

PARISH OFFICE: Great progress with regards to our Parish Office.  We are just waiting on a few more small items to be put in place.  We will have news next week, please God, to when we are opening the office.

VERY GENEROUS DONATION: from a Parishioner who has given a €400 donation towards the Parish Office expenses.  She wishes to remain anonymous.  It is deeply appreciated thank you.

PARISH RADIO LINK: Within the next few weeks we hope to have this link in tip top shape.

VERY MANY THANKS: to Fr. Teddy Lenihan, Main Chaplin, Tralee Hospital.  He very generously gave both Churches lovely memorable candelabras.  Thanks Fr. Teddy and well done to you and your excellent team who do such wonderful work in Tralee Hospital.  These candelabras will be well used in our Parish.

MOYVANE ALTAR SERVERS: Very many thanks for your wonderful response and gratitude to our recent Party & Cinema celebration.  Thanks again to all involved – Parents and Servers.  Well done to all.  Knockanure are in the process of organizing a celebration for the Knockanure Team, we are going bowling in Tralee.

DO THIS IN MEMORY: A warm welcome to all our First Holy Communion Children who gather with us this weekend for their special Masses.  Welcome to them and their families.  Knockanure 10am,  Moyvane 11am.

ATTRACTIVENESS OF JESUS:

A small boy, determined to draw a picture of Jesus at last gave up his efforts.  ‘You haven’t drawn Jesus’ said his teacher.  ‘No’, said the boy.  ‘I couldn’t make Him beautiful enough’.  Can you say the same?

 

 

 

  

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel

                                  

MASSES THIS WEEK 14th   – 22nd  November.  

Saturday

       21st                 Margaret Halpin & Deceased Family, Clounmacon, 1st Anniversary /

Paddy & Mary Murphy, Bedford /

Jack McElligott & Deceased Family, Shrone West / Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna  /

Mary & Tim Horan, Ennismore /

Dr. Johnny & Peggy Walsh, The Square /

Eddie Hughes, Cork         7pm

Vigil

Sunday

22nd      Jule Scanlon, Bridge Road /

Murt & Eileen Daly Knockane  &

Eileen Larkin, Ballyduff  9.00am

                Pat Scully, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

Margaret (Peggy) Winterfield nee Scanlon, Grand Island, New York, Recently Deceased                11.00am

Mon 23rd                                            Mass of Thanksgiving /

Anne Fitzmaurice, Glin  10.30am

Tues 24th           John, Mary & Frances O’Carroll, Ballybunion / Vivi Carey, Cahirdown /

David & Mary Barry & Audrey Hyland nee Barry, Clonmel              10.30am

Wed 25th                                           Michael Curtin, Ballygologue Pk. & Deceased Members of the Dunne Family /

Thomas (Tom) O’Sullivan, Finuge /

Jimmy Harris, Greenville /

Denis O’Carroll, Convent St. &

John (Son) O’Carroll, O’Connell’s Ave.    10.30am

Thurs 26h                            Richard & Margaret Roche & Deceased Family, O’Connell’s Ave.                10.30am

                St. Padre Pio Evening Mass          7.00pm

Fri  27th                Joan Healy & Deceased Family, Ballygologue Park             10.30am

                Mass for the Deceased 2014/2015            7.00pm

 

Saturday

 28th 

 

Saturday 28th

 

                Bill O’Sullivan, Coilbee, Birthday Rem. /

Mary McGrath, Woodford /

Kit & Vincent McDavitt & Peg O’Connor, Greenville / Peggy Finton & Bill McGrath & Deceased Family, William St. /

Tom, Bridget, Willie & Sean Thornton, Gortnaminch        10.30am

                Dan Browne, Ballygologue Pk. Months Mind / Patrick Hayes, Gortnaminch /

Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

Maurice, Annie & Patrick Relihan, Ballylongford / Andy Sayers, Cahirdown /

Thomas Chute, Church St. & Cahirdown /

Ellen Halpin, Breda Hinkins nee Halpin, John Joe Halpin, Johnny & Bridget O’Sullivan, Dirha Cottages & Ennismore                  Vigil 7pm

 

Vigil 7pm

 

 

 Sunday

 29th      Jim & Kit Harris, Greenville           9.00am

                Denis & Mary McCarthy, Tarbert /

Betty Gillespie, Dirha East & Lixnaw         11.00am

  .

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Nov.22nd   Fr. Declan O Connor 0870908949   (emergencies only)

 

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

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Pa Ahern, Ballygrennan / Chris & Mick Delane, Ballygrennan / Eddie Flaherty, Charles St. / James O Sullivan, Bedford /Liam Collins, Duagh / Bridget Brosnan.

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME: for our First Holy Communion children and their parents for the month of November is taking place this Saturday night (Nov. 21st) at Vigil 7.00 p.m. Mass.

FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY  Sr. Nuala Glynn will be speaking at all Masses this weekend about the work the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. There will be a retiring collection at the church doors after each Mass.

TEAMPALL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD ROSARY:  at 3.00 p.m. on this Sunday afternoon. Please pray for the hundreds of nameless dead buried there.

LAUNCH OF PASTORAL PLAN 2016-2020 You are all invited to the launch of Be Christ’s Joy, Diocese of Kerry Pastoral Plan in The Malton Conference Centre, Killarney on Monday Nov 23rd at 8.00pm, preceded by tea/coffee at 7.30pm. The evening will be a celebration of faith and Dr. Patricia Kieran of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will offer her reflection, prior to Bishop Ray launching the Pastoral Plan. The evening will conclude by 9.30pm.

KILLORCRIM SCHOOL SERVICE OF LIGHT Wednesday 25th November at 8pm.    

 

 

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday next (26th Nov.)  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

ENROLMENT OF CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES FOR 2016: Will take place at the Vigil Mass at 7pm. on Saturday night next 28th November.  All candidates and their parents are asked to attend.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH WEB SITE LAUNCH

Yes, Listowel Parish now has its own Web Page. Check it out at www.listowelparish.com It will be officially launched by Shane O’Donoghue of the Parish Pastoral Council at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night next. Sean Slattery who developed the site will be available to give a demonstration.

 

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

 

 

 

SPECIAL MASS FOR  DECEASED OF PAST YEAR: whose requiem took place in this church (Nov. 1st, 2014, to 31st Oct., 2015) will take place on Friday  next November - 27th  at 7.00 p.m.  Our sincere thanks to our Parish Liturgy Group for organising this mass.  View the List of 74 names (RIP) in the sacred space in front of Our Lady’s Altar. There will be ‘cuppa’ after the Mass in the Parish Meeting Room. Again thanks to the Ladies who organised this. All are welcome.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CAROL SERVICE BY ST. MARY’S PARISH CHOIR will take place Sunday 6th December in the Church. At 7pm.

KNOCK SHRINE NIGHT VIGIL December 7th 2015 Vigil Programme 10pm Confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation 12am Vigil in Basilica 4am Concelebrated Mass Fare €25 per seat as per last year Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm Phone (068) 31232 or (087) 3966399.

THE ANNUAL X FACTOR SHOW in St. Michael’s College  takes place on Thursday next 26th November at 7.30pm. A great night of entertainment, singing, dancing and comedy. All are welcome.

 

 

 

THE CONSOLE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION OF LIGHT TAKES places on Sunday, November 29th @ 4pm at various locations around the country. The venue in Kerry for our service is - Saint Brendan’s Church, Rock street, Tralee, Co. Kerry Phone 066-7129700 for details. This is one of the most important events in Console’s calendar, where we invite families and friends to come together in solidarity and commemorate those lives lost through suicide. It is an evening of song, music, poetry and reflection and includes the lighting of candles and a minutes silence to remember those who are no longer with us on life’s journey.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR GROUP collectors will be doing their usual collection for their Bazaar over  the next 2 weeks. Thanking you in advance for any donations.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL Annual concern church gate collection will be taken up next weekend  28th & 29th.

BE AWARE PREVENT SUICIDE is hosting a Mental Wellness Exhibition at the Brandon Hotel, Tralee, 1pm-6pm,Sunday, November 29th.

RECOVERY HAVEN CANCER SUPPORT HOUSE will have a guest Speaker at Le Cheile Bereavement Support Group on Monday 23rd November from 10.30-12pm at 5 haigs Terrace. For More Information please Contact Siobhan 0667192122.

IRISH RED CROSS TRALEE BRANCH SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY 2015, takes place on Sunday September 29th from 2-6pm in the Grand hotel in Denny Street. Booking can be made on 087 708 8395. Tickets €5. Finger food and music provided.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL Adult Education Programme project maths for parents/guardians / Just Cooking – Mark Doe / Art – Alan Langan / Sid Sheehan – Nutritional Therapist / Mindfulness Meditation for wellness – Jason Gorham. For further infor 068-36105.

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                                                  The Presbytery,  EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

                                     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.

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Sat Nov 14th and Sun Nov 15th

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          14th         7.30pm               Maurice & Mary Dowling & loving son Hillary

                                                                                                                                & Sean Larkin

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        15th       10.00am               Jack Carmody & Dec Family members 

MOYVANE                                          Sun        15th       11.00am               Daniel & Julia Mulvihill and Mίcheάl &

                                                                                                                                Margaret Mulvihill, The Hill (Anni)

Weekday Masses: Monday 16th– Sunday 22nd November                                     

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon      16th         7.30pm               Holy Souls All in Parish List

                Wed      18th         7.30pm               Richard Sheehan, Birthday Remembrance

                                                                Fri           20th         9.30am               Margaret Breen Benson, U.S.A. & Churchtown

                                                                Sat          21st          7.30pm               Patrick Scanlon, Moher (Anni)

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

                                                                Sun        22nd      12.30pm               Mass for Senior Citizens in Marian Hall

                                                                Mon      23rd         7.30pm               Holy Souls

                                                                The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tue        17th         7.30pm               Bridie Behan (Rec Dec)

Thurs     19th         7.30pm               No Mass-Enrolment Ceremony of First Holy                                          

                                                                                Communion children from Scoil Chorp Chriost,

                                                                                All Welcome.

                Fri           20th         7.30pm               Special Mass for all whose funeral Masses

                                                                                Took place in Knockanure: Dec ’14 – Nov ’15

Sun        22nd      10.00am               Parishioners

Tue        24th         7.30pm               Holy Souls

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: in the Marian Hall on Sun 22nd Nov, starting with Mass at 12.30 followed by dinner, music and dancing.  Cost €15.  Book with Ita 49569 or Maureen 49365.

All Senior Citizens are encouraged to give this celebration their consideration and support.   Thank you.

PARENTING A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY: If so you are welcome to attend an information morning at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wed Nov 18th from 10-11.30am.   Keynote speaker will be Shane O’Donoghue, Solicitor.  Further details  068/23584.

SAFER COMMUNITIES: Sgt Jim Foley on crime prevention in Family Resource Centre on Nov 20th @ 11am.

MEMORIAL SERVICE KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL: Thurs Nov 26th in the Hospital Chapel @ 7pm, dedicated to all the deceased members of staff of St. Catherine’s Hospital and KGH.  If you had family members or friends who are now deceased and worked with us please come and celebrate their lives with us.  Further details from Peggy Daly  087/7750129.

MEMORIAL MASS: for the deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel will be held in

St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wed 18th Nov @ 8pm.

PIETA HOUSE: provide a service for those who find themselves at  risk of suicide and self-harm.  Personal and third party referrals accepted, GP referral not required.  Family support available.  All services free of charge.  For appointment  066/7163660 or www.pieta.ie/contact-us.

MOYVANE LADIES FOOTBALL: We are holding our AGM on Wed 18th Nov @ 8pm at the Community Centre.  Our Club caters for girls from U8 to U16 years.  All parents and anyone interest in Ladies Football are most welcome to attend.  Thanks for your continued support.

                                                  PARISH NOTICES:

 

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

ADORATION: MOYVANE: Sun 4pm to 5pm, Wed 10am to 7pm, KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Mairéad Moore, Glenalappa, on the death of her uncle Richard Cotter, late of Knocknagoshel & Manchester, whose funeral took place last week.  To Mike Galvin and all the Galvin Family, Leitrim East on the death of their aunts Nuala O’Flaherty, Kilflynn and Philomena McAuliffe, Lixnaw.  May Richard, Nuala and Philomena Rest in Peace.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Reps for Safeguarding Children are Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304 and Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791.

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Great response to our Parish Christmas cards which are available in the Parish Office and at all Masses.  Seven cards €5.  All proceeds will go towards our new Parish Office.

SPECIAL NOVEMBER MASS: on Fri 20th Nov in Knockanure Church for all whose funeral Masses took place in Knockanure Church from Dec 2014 to Nov 2015.  We will also remember those who’s Funeral Masses took place outside the Parish.  Please give the names of these deceased to Margaret Carmody by Wed Nov 18th.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Meeting on Mon 16th Nov @ 8.15pm in Knockanure Community Centre.

PARISH RADIO LINK:  The man who installed our Parish Radio Link system was with us during the week.  A big up-grade is necessary to have all radios in proper working order.  He plans to return to both Churches within the next week.  We will keep you informed. 

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS:

Do you know one of my favourite old songs is, ‘Count Your Blessings’?  It reminds us that no matter what our problems might be, we still have a lot to be thankful for.  I was reminded of this when I came across a man who had two wooden legs.  Among his blessings he numbered the ability to keep up his socks with drawing pins!  Do you ever stop to count your blessings?

       EMPTY RELIGION:

‘I used to be concerned about religion’ said a foreign professor to Henry Drummond, ‘but religion is a great subject, and I was busy, and there was little time to settle it for myself:  so I became a Catholic, and instead of dabbling any longer in religion myself, I just left it to the Church to do everything for me.  Once a year I go to Mass’.  Never forget that a religion that does nothing, that gives nothing, that costs nothing, that suffers nothing – is worth nothing.  We must nourish our faith and our religion.

      MOTORIST’S PRAYER:

This weekend right across the world, prayers are made and offered for all those who have died through road accidents.  Our own Parish knows only too well the pain of such loss.  May all who have died through road accidents rest gently in the loving care of our Loving God.  May all those who are still affected and wounded by these deaths be blessed and touched by the grace and compassion of God.  Here is the Motorist’s Prayer which we could pray on a regular basis before setting out on our journeys:

Grand me a steady hand and watchful eye

that no one shall be hurt when I pass by,

Thou gavest life, and I pray no act of mine

may take away or mar that gift of thine.

Shelter those, dear Jesus, who bear me company

from the evils of fire and all calamity.

Teach me to use my car for others’ need,

nor miss through love of speed

the beauties of Thy world; that thus I may

with joy and courtesy go on my way.

BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATIONS: I was honored and deeply touched to have experienced such lovely celebrations in the past few weeks – I.C.A. Mass and hospitality in the Marian Hall and the Altar Servers party and celebrations in Listowel and Knockanure Active Retired Mass and superb dinner.  This is a magic Parish – thank you for all your love, support and wonderful hospitality.  I enjoyed all the celebrations. Thanks.

DIOCESAN PASTORAL PLAN: Malton Hotel, Killarney, Mon Nov 23rd @ 8pm. All welcome.  

                               

 

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

                                  

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 14th   – 22nd  November.  

Saturday

       14th                Tess Stack, Moyessa, Months Mind /

Finbarr McAuliffe, Church St. /

Tony & Stephen Whelan, Finuge /

Norma Ryan, Skehenerin /

Tom & John Daly, Bridge Road /

Mossie Molyneaux, Woodford /

Eva Murphy, Church Street /

Tommy Sheahan, The Square /

Dr. Robert Corridan, The Square /

James & Mary Anne Enright & John Enright

Dromurrin & John, Brendan & Martina Guiney, Charles St. /  Mary Moran, Billerough / Nora & Paddy Carey & Deceased Family Members, Convent Street        7pm

Vigil

Sunday

15th       Sean Boland, Market Street /

World Day of Remembrance of Road

Traffic Victims    9.00am

                Isabel McDonough, Ashfield, Months Mind /

Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd. /

Jack Hastings, Bedford /

John Sayers, Greenville / Special Intention           11.00am

Mon 16th                                            Bert Griffin, Lisselton, Months Mind

/ Margaret Stack, Charles Street &

John Rowan, Tarbert      10.30am

Tues 17th            Jeremiah Broderick, Gale Cross /

Denis Kelly & Bill Sullivan, Gortcreen       10.30am

Wed 18th                                           Jeremiah Kelliher, Greenville      10.30am

Thurs 19th                           Mamie & Ned Joe Galvin, Clounmacon /

Paddy, Patrick & Mary Dillon, Gortacrissane         10.30am

Fri  20th                James & Nora & Nora Mary Keane, Tanavalla      10.30am

                All Souls on November Lists        7.00pm

 

Saturday

 21st

 

 

 

 

 

                Noreen McElligott, Bunagara, 1st Anniversary / Bridget Hannon, Gortcreen         10.30am

                Margaret Halpin & Deceased Family, Clounmacon, 1st Anniversary /

Paddy & Mary Murphy, Bedford /

Jack McElligott & Deceased Family, Shrone West / Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna  /

Mary & Tim Horan, Ennismore /

Dr. Johnny & Peggy Walsh, The Square 

 

Vigil 7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sunday

 22nd     Jule Scanlon, Bridge Road /

Murt & Eileen Daly Knockanure &

Eileen Larkin, Ballyduff  9.00am

                Pat Scully, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

Margaret (Peggy) Winterfield nee Scanlon, Grand Island, New York, Recently Deceased                11.00am

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Nov.15th   Fr. Kennelly  0872931064   (emergencies only)

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS Thomas Sheehan, Ballygologue Park. 

Margaret Forde nee Nolan, died in London late of Coilbee.

Frank Kelly, Derry.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Patsy Barrett, Killocrim / Cathy & Murt Donoghue, Bedford / Peggy Walsh, Woodlawn / Maurice & Michael O’Connor, Craughatoosane / John Sayers, Greenville / Eva Murphy, Church Street. 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

NORTH KERRY ANNUAL MASS & WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS at the 9.00 a.m. Mass on this Sunday morning. 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL:  In anticipation of Presentation Day which takes place on Saturday next will host the 11 a.m. this Sunday.

MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS OF LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on this Tuesday 17th November at 3.00 p.m.

GAEL SCOIL SERVICE OF LIGHT will take place on Thursday next 19th Nov. at 1.15pm.  (lunch time)

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD:  Sincere thanks to all who have already dropped in their November List & offerings for the Dead. Next Mass is on Friday evening next at 7.00 p.m. (Nov. 20th) The List is placed on the Altar at all masses during November.

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME: for our First Holy Communion children and their parents for the month of November is taking place next Saturday night next (Nov. 21st) at Vigil 7.00 p.m. Mass. Meeting of parents Thursday.

FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY  Sr. Nuala Glynn will be speaking at all Masses next weekend about the work the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary do. There will be a retiring collection at the church doors after each Mass.

 

 

 

SPECIAL MASS FOR  DECEASED OF PAST YEAR:  on Final Friday of November - 27th  at 7.00 p.m., whose requiem took palace in this church  (Nov. 1st, 2014, to 31st Oct., 2015), organised by the Parish Liturgy Group.  View the List of 74 names (RIP) in the sacred space in front of Our Lady’s Altar. All are welcome.

TEAMPALL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD ROSARY:  each Sunday at 3.00 p.m. during this month.  Please pray for the hundreds of nameless dead buried there.

LAUNCH OF PASTORAL PLAN 2016-2020 You are all invited to the launch of Be Christ’s Joy, Diocese of Kerry Pastoral Plan in The Malton Conference Centre, Killarney on Monday Nov 23rd at 8.00pm, preceded by tea/coffee at 7.30pm. The evening will be a celebration of faith and Dr. Patricia Kieran of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will offer her reflection, prior to Bishop Ray launching the Pastoral Plan. The evening will conclude by 9.30pm

 

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. Thanks.

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR WORLD WAR 1 is taking place in Square  after 11.00 a.m. Mass on this Sunday

CHOIR WORKSHOP WITH DR. JOHN O’KEEFFE on this Monday, November 16th, there will in St. John’s Parish Centre in Tralee from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Choir members from all parishes invited and welcome to attend.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL: Orientation Day for 6th Class  Girls will take place on Thursday November 19th.  Contact 068 21452 for further details.

KNOCK SHRINE NIGHT VIGIL December 7th 2015 Vigil Programme 10pm Confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation 12am Vigil in Basilica 4am Concelebrated Mass Fare €25 per seat as per last year Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm Phone (068) 31232 or (087) 3966399.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR GROUP collectors will be doing their usual collection for their Bazaar over  the next 2 weeks. Thanking you in advance for any donations.

FESTIVE JUMBLE SALE Old or unused items are being sought for a festive jumble sale to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. December 8 from 10am-1pm. All items must be in good condition. Why not come along and pick up a festive bargain in the process. Further details from Denis (068) 23584.

MEMORIAL SERVICE KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL A service will take place in Kerry General Hospital on Thursday 26th November in the Hospital Chapel. This service is dedicated to all the deceased members of staff of St Catherine’s Hospital and Kerry General Hospital. If you had a family member or friends who are now deceased and worked with us … then please come and celebrate their lives with us. The service begins at 7pm and will be followed by the unveiling of a stained glass memorial in the staff dining room. We commissioned local artist Mary J Leen to design and make this. We are looking forward to meeting you on the night. Any queries to Peggy Daly 0877750129.

THE CONSOLE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION OF LIGHT TAKES places on Sunday, November 29th @ 4pm at various locations around the country. The venue in Kerry for our service is - Saint Brendan’s Church, Rock street, Tralee, Co. Kerry Phone 066-7129700 for details. This is one of the most important events in Console’s calendar, where we invite families and friends to come together in solidarity and commemorate those lives lost through suicide. It is an evening of song, music, poetry and reflection and includes the lighting of candles and a minutes silence to remember those who are no longer with us on life’s journey.

ARE YOU PARENTING A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY? If so,your welcome to attend an information seminar on education to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. December 9 from 10-11.30am. The keynote speaker at the event will be Alice Griffin of the Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency (DESSA). Further details from 068 23584. Cost €5.

WINTER'S COMING..DARK NIGHTS DRAWING IN QUICKLY........An Garda Siochana are engaging in a Supporting Safer Communities Campaign and Listowel Family Resource Centre (Listowel FRC) is supporting and assisting them. Superintendent Daniel Keane & Divisional Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Jim Foley will do a presentation and talk on crime prevention in Listowel FRC on November 20th at 11.00am for 1 hour. SPREAD THE WORD AND BRING YOUR NEIGHBOUR.

QUIZ NIGHT IN AID OF LENAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL On Friday 20th November in Brosnans Bar Market Street Listowel  @ 9pm Tables of Four €20 Prizes  1st Prize Overall winner €150 2nd Prize Runner Up €50 Refreshments and Spot Prizes on the night  All Welcome Further Information Tel: 0863689061.

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

INCORPORATING THE CHURCH OF ASSUMPTION MOYVANE

AND THE CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

Fr. Kevin P.P. Home: 068/49308, Mobile: 087/6099930

                                                               THE PRESBYTERY,  EIRCODE:  V31 N2H0

V31 EW94                             www.dioceseofkerry.ie E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                              V31 TK58          

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

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          7th           7.30pm               Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        8th         10.00am               Parishioners

MOYVANE                                          Sun        8th         11.00am               Denis McEvoy & Dec Family membersAughrim

Weekday Masses: Monday 9th– Sunday 15th November                                     

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

Mon      9th           7.30pm               Holy Souls All in Parish List

                Fri           13th         7.30pm               Mary (Maimie) Kennelly, Kilbaha (Anni)

                                                                Sat          14th         7.30pm               Maurice, Mary Dowling & loving Son Hillary

                                                                                                                                & Sean Larkin

                                                                Sun        15th       11.00am               Daniel & Julia Mulvihill and Mίcheάl &

                                                                                                                                Margaret Mulvihill, The Hill (Anni)

                                                                The Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

Tue        10th         7.30pm               Nora Fitzgerald, Birthday Blessings

                Thurs     12th         7.30pm               Holy Souls All in Parish List

                Fri           13th         7.30pm               Michael Lane, Beenanasbig (Anni)

Sun        15th       10.00am               Jack Carmody & Dec Family members 

                                        PARISH NOTICES:

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr Noel Spring @ 087/2935969.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: €1475.00. Very many thanks.

ADORATION: MOYVANE: Sun 4pm to 5pm, Wed 10am to 7pm, KNOCKANURE: Tues 10am to 6pm.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Noel & Denis Mulvihill on the death of their brother Paddy late of Barragougeen who died in England.  To Mairead Culhane, Glenalappa and the Culhane Family on the death of Dad Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, Glin, and to Joanne Clancy and Family, Knockanure on the death of their aunt Eileen Murphy, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.  May Paddy, Michael and Eileen Rest In Peace.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVES: Our Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children are Margaret Carmody, Knockanure 087/2976304 and Mary Kennelly, Moyvane 086/0791791.

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Our Parish Christmas cards are available after all Masses this weekend and from the Parish Office.  A pack of 7 costs €5.  The proceeds from the sale of these cards will go towards our new Parish Office.   We also have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards in stock.

NOVEMBER OFFERINGS:  A sincere thank you to all for your most generous November offerings.  Also your great attendance at our Holy Souls Masses is testimony to how much we all value and love our Holy Souls.  May they continue to pray for us.  May they Rest In Peace.  You still have an opportunity to place the names of your loved ones on the Remembrance Tree in both Churches and also at the ‘Hands’ sacred space in Moyvane Church.

PARISH OFFICE:  It is hoped to have our Parish Office opened for Advent, we will have a special celebration to mark its official opening.  Watch this space…..!!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

I.C.A.meeting Tuesday 10th at 8pm - Annual Shopping Trip to Cork on Wednesday 2nd December.

SANTA: will visit the Marian Hall on Sun 29th November for our Family Fun Day.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY:  in the Marian Hall on Sun 22nd Nov, starting with Mass at 12.30 followed by dinner, music and dancing and afternoon tea.  Cost €15.  Book with Ita 49569 or Maureen 49365. Spot prizes from local business people would be appreciated.

 

A ROLE MODEL

by Tom Fitzgerald, Parishioner

Fr. Kevin arrived in our parish on 23rd July replacing Fr. John who had been with us for quite a long spell. Speculation was buzzing before his arrival.  Would there be long masses, short masses, long homilies, short homilies. Mass changes and so on.  However it didn’t take Fr Kevin all that long to find his feet as it were and settle things down.  We have noticed that he likes to communicate (and damn good he is at it too).  We had a nice gathering in the Marian Hall on 22nd September and he got a good exchange of views and some very positive ideas. When it comes to listening to homilies from the Pulpit or the Altar, I suppose many of us are like the student in the classroom, looking out the window instead of listening to the teacher, however from time to time some little snippet or some few words will set our bit of grey matter ticking.  Fr. Kevin in his little address in the Marian Hall mentioned the value of every human being and the contribution they are able to make. This got me thinking of one such person from our neighbourhood as we were growing up who was an example to all of us.

GIFTED:

Jack Flaherty, RIP, was born into this world with what was called at that time a deformity.  Fully grown, Jack hardly reached 4ft tall.  There is little doubt that he had to face and tolerate all the problems and prejudices as a child growing up and going to school.  Though small in stature, Jack grew physically strong and very agile.  The Lord also gifted him with an equally agile mind, he quest for knowledge, skills and understanding never waned until his death in his seventies.

Hard physical toil was the norm in the small holdings around our area, before the arrival of any of the modern methods or machines.  In this Jack was more than able to compete with any of his able bodied cohorts.  It amazed many people that he could walk the three miles or so to Mass on Sundays, keeping pace with other walkers and not allowing them to slow down.  At the journey’s end he would probably have done three times as many steps as the others.

    MANY TRICKS AND SKILLS:

It was, however, his many tricks and skills that fascinated youngsters like us growing up around him.  He could often be seen walking with his sheepdog beside him which he had mischievously called (Hitler).  The loop chain of a pocket watch would be seen extending from one waistcoat pocket and in the other pocket; he always kept a little notebook and a stub of a pencil.  This he would produce from time to time to scribble something or divulge a snippet of interest.

 AN EXPERIENCED TRADESMAN:

Fixing and repairing bits of machinery, farm implements, leaking milk churns (which he expertly soldered) clocks, watches and so on, were tasks all carried out by him at different times, free of charge except where a bit of new material was required.  I once saw him presented with a timber barrel, the bottom of which had been damaged beyond repair, Jack expertly tapped out the three lowest hoops, removed the broken bottom which he used as a template cutting around it to form a new one, then fitting it neatly into the original groove, he then tapped the hoops back into place.

This little task would surely have tested an experienced cooper.

 THE KING OF ROLE MODELS:

Moving into his late sixties, Jack’s mobility was deserting him and he would often sit beside his door reading, perhaps this was part of the secret of his success.  He was an insatiable reader of books big and small, magazines and newspapers.  In fact anything that had print on it.

Even then, Jack had one trick that really mesmerized us.  Late in the evening as we played noisily, he would tell us to be quiet, he would then stretch out his walking stick in front of him, at the same time poking into his pocket with his other hand, he would produce a little fistful of breadcrumbs, then low and behold a little robin or wagtail would appear from nowhere and perch on his stick, then slowly move his hand and stick together and the little wild bird would peck the crumbs from his hand.

If the term role model was in vogue in Jack’s lifetime, he would surely have been the king of role models.  Ar dheis Dé raibh a Anam dilis.

In November when we remember all our Faithful Departed, it is nice to recall Jack’s story and the blessings he shared with our Parish by using his talents wisely.  Many thanks Tom.