DEATH took place on 11th August 2018 of Sr. Ita Rochford of Our Lady of Fatima Home, Oakpark, Tralee, and Ballyduff, County Kerry, sister of Michael and the late Sean, Patsy and Anton. Sadly missed by her loving family, the Mercy Sisters, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and greatgrandnieces, brother-in-law John, sisters-in-law Brenda, relatives and friends.

 

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Noel Moran, Lahard, Beaufort, Killarney and formally of Brosna on Wednesday 8th August 2018.  He was a former curate in Moyvane/ Knockanure Parish.

 

Kerryman, September 07, 1968; Fr. Thomas Noel Moran to be Curate in Moyvane. Kerryman Saturday, June 19, 1971; Curates transferred by His Lordship are: Rev. Bernard Fitzgerald from Killorglin to Moyvane; Rev. Noel Moran from, Moyvane to Killorglin.

 

DEATH, Very Reverend Canon James Neville Pastor Emeritus Abbeyfeale and formerly of Neville’s Cross, Kilfinny, Co. Limerick, died on July 29th. 2018; sadly missed by his sister Eithne, sister-in-law Margaret, niece, nephew, grandniece, grandnephews, his housekeeper Bernadette Hyland, Bishop Brendan, the priests of the diocese, all his other relatives, parishioners and a large circle of friends.

 

Older people remember him as a great hurler, who played with the best of them.

 

 

August 2018

BISHOP LACY: On Friday August 3 the Bishop Lacy Stone unveiled at Ardagh Graveyard as part of the St Molua Pattern Mass at 6.30pm. A talk on Bishop Lacy by Dr Michael White of Madrid held later in the Community Centre. Another event, on Sunday August 5 a 12k walk from Bishop Lacy’s birthplace Dromadda, Athea to Ardagh Community Centre.

 

James (Fr. Jimmy) BUCKLEY was born on 9 May 1909 in probably Knockane, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died before 3 Jun 1981 in probably Lancashire.

 

 

 

    Jimmy was a priest in the Salford diocese of Lancashire. The 1939 Register shows Jimmy living at 40 Union St., Oldham, Lancashire.

 

DEATH has occurred of Fr. William Buckley, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Munich, Germany and formerly of Derry, Listowel. Died 19th July 2018, Predeceased by his sisters Sheila and Betty, Survived by his brothers Bobby and Tim, sisters Peggie, Josie and Mary, sisters-in-law Mary and Phyl, brothers-in-law Micky and Sean, nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and  grandnephews. Requiem Mass on Saturday was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, and burial afterwards In St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

 

July 2018

Knockanure GAA:

The Club would like to congratulate Fr. Sean Jones, Moyvane on his ordination on Sunday 1st July 2018. A wonderful and joyful occasion celebrated by many parishioners he became the first priest to be ordained in the Diocese of Kerry since 2007. Fr. Sean Jones’s ordination was held in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Ray Browne. We would like to wish Fr. Jones the very best in his future ministry.

 

  A COMMUNITY THAT CREATES ... I am reminded of the opening hymn of the Ordination last Sunday ... “This Day was made by Lord, we rejoice and are glad”. Sunday was truly a day to rejoice and to celebrate the faith that each one of us has in our hearts. All of us on that day, I am sure, felt a sense of how alive our faith is in our Church and how we are stronger when we gather together. During the ceremony, thoughts of life growing up in Moyvane ran through my mind, the people who journeyed with me, be it my neighbours in Aughrim, my teachers in Murhur, the friends I sat with in the classroom, the farmers on their way to the creamery, the faces from around the village, the gathering for Mass on the weekends ... it was community, it was a sense of being part of something other than just ourselves. It is where we learn to become the people the Lord wants us to be, people of love and compassion. Vocations are a result of community, a community that shares faith, encourages prayer and supports participation in the life of the Church. Over the years that faith was shared with me, I was encouraged by everyone’s prayers and I was supported and encouraged to make it a lived reality in my life. May the vulnerabilities of our lives not prevent us from knowing the Lord who loves us unconditionally. Let these days be one of new beginnings where we can re-enkindle the fire of faith within us, that our hearts, minds and souls are gazing upon the love, mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ. Let us support each other on that journey. Fr. Seán Jones. (From Parish newsletter)

 

Priests

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/?s=priests

 

 

 

The year i did my leaving cert my favourite teacher was Mrs Breda Carmody. The staff names. Sr Cyril, Mrs Mary Hanrahan, Mrs Prendiville, Mr Tony Behan, Mrs Kay Foley, Sr Eileen, Mrs Colette Daly, Mrs Mary O Flaherty, Mr John Flaherty, Mrs Nolan, Sr Elizabeth, Sr Cecelia, Mr Tony Tarrant, Mrs Mc Guire, Miss Prendiville, Mr Beecher, Sr Gemma, Sr Sheila, Sr Consolata ,Monsignor O' Mahony, Mrs Breda Carmody, Mrs Noreen Mc Carthy, Mrs Eileen Mulvihill, Mrs Anne Dillon, Mrs Kathleen Hayes,

 

 

 

School History

 

It all began in 1842 when Fr. Darby Mahony, the then Parish Priest of Listowel, decided to build a Presentation Convent in Listowel. In May 1844, four nuns came to Listowel from Milltown, to run the convent. Their main objective was to open a National School in Listowel.

 

On the day of the opening 300 pupils attended but this number soon rose to 500.

 

https://www.ceist.ie/school/presentation-secondary-school-listowel/

 

May 2018

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Roger Duggan MSC, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Western Road, Cork City and Listowel, Co. Kerry on the 14th of May 2018. Sadly missed by his sister Una Hayes and brother-in-law Liam Hayes (Tanavalla, Listowel), niece Julia, nephew Danny, grandnephew Mathew and his fellow Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Ireland and Australia. Bishop Ray and several priests celebrated Requiem Mass for Fr. Duggan on Thursday 17th May 2018. Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel. He was Born Wales, reared Birmingham, and Ordained 1993.

 

Fr Duggan Listowel; Born Wales, reared Birmingham, Ordained 1993 worked in Australia.

 

He had family in Kerry.

 

https://youtu.be/-05At_8NTYE

 

Brother Patrick Power, RIP

 

 

 

Brother Patrick Power, FSC, of the District of Eastern North America, died April 3, 2018, at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, New Jersey. At age 105, he was the oldest Brother in the worldwide Institute.

 

 

 

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS:

 

Monday, April 9, 2018

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Viewing

 

10:00 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial

 

La Salle Hall

 

6001 Ammendale Road

 

Beltsville, MD 20705-1202

 

Burial at Christian Brothers Cemetery

 

 

 

MILESTONES:

 

Born: December 22, 1912 in Pittsburgh, PA

 

Entered the Novitiate: June 21, 1931, Ammendale, MD

 

Received the Religious Habit: September 7, 1931

 

Pronounced Perpetual Vows: 1937

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

 

 

 

1932-1935, Washington, D.C., De La Salle College: scholasticate

 

1935-1939, Philadelphia, PA, La Salle College High School: teacher

 

1939-1940, Washington, D.C., De La Salle College: study

 

1940-1942, Philadelphia, PA, La Salle College High School: teacher

 

1942-1942, Cumberland, MD, La Salle High School: teacher

 

1942-1961, Washington, D.C., St. John’s College High School: teacher

 

1961-1975, Pittsburgh, PA, South Hills Catholic High School: teacher

 

1975-1978, Baltimore, MD, Calvert Hall College High School: library assistant

 

1978-1979, Philadelphia, PA, Jeremy House: staff

 

1979-1981, Ammendale, MD, Holy Family Community: director (study at Loyola College)

 

1981-1984, Wheaton, MD, Brothers’ Community: resident

 

1984-1996, Pittsburgh, PA, Seton-La Salle High School: resident

 

1996-2005, Pittsburgh, PA, Central Catholic High School: resident

 

2005-2014, Ammendale, MD, La Salle Hall: resident

 

2014-2018, Lincroft, NJ, De La Salle Hall: resident

 

By Anna Waddelove| April 5th, 2018|News, People, on Brother Patrick Power, RIP

 

On March 10, 2018,  Margaret Mary Joyce SSL and Eithne Woulfe SSL facilitated one of three pre-Regional Assembly meetings, as we move towards the Regional Assembly in Dromantine March from 23-25. The Rathmines Community hosted this meeting, which welcomed approximately 40 participants. The purpose of the meeting was to give a flavour of the ELM gathering in Ghana, and to ask questions on how we are going to organise ourselves in the future,

 

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Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, August 25, 2010; Section: Front Page

 

Clounmacon

 

OBITUARIES: The death took place recently of Sister Barbara (Kit) Murphy, of Moore Abbey, Monastervin and late of Clounmacon, Listowel. Sister Barbara had always been a regular visitor to Clounmacon where her nephew Tom lives. Sincere sympathy of the Community is extended to her Community, the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, Monastervin, her nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

 

 

Feb 1 1985 Kerryman

CONGRATULATIONS to Sr. Anastasia Maloney, Bon Secours Convent, Ramsgate, Kent, England, on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee. Sr. Anastasia is the former Nell Maloney of Coilagurteen, sister of Mrs. Hannie O'Connell, Croughatoosane, and of the late John Maloney. She spent part of her early days with her aunt Elizabeth Loughnane, Dromin, and she received her primary education at Clounmacon National School.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, February 26, 1972; Page: 26

 

AS SUPPLIED BY OUR AREA CORRESPONDENTS

 

Tarbert

 

MONDAY, February 14, was, a day of special rejoicing for Thomas, and Mary Margaret Enright, Doonard, Tarbert, when they celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their- wedding. The whole family and many friends were present, for Mass celebrated in their home by Fr.Tim, C.S.Sp,, who-had come home from California. Other members of the family present were Sr. M. Kevin, Holy Child Sisters. Harcourt St., Dublin, Sr. M Aquin, Holy Rosary Sisters, from Kenya, Sister M, Rosalie , Holy Rosary Sisters,  South Africa. Captain Jerry from Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Breda from Dublin . Margaret, from Listowel, Thomas, from England, and Jimmy and Danny from, the home front. About 150 letters and telegrams of congratulations were received and read at the lunch. This happy Occasion was also historical in that present also were the best man and bridesmaid at their wedding 5O years ago... They were Mr Thomas Dillane and Mrs. Tony Barton. The writer also on behalf of the whole community, would like to offer congratulations and wish. Mr. and Mrs. Enright many more years of happiness together.

 

 

 

 

Feb 2018

DEATH; Sr. Eileen Brosnan, died in Australia late of The Cot, Kilmorna.

 

Sister Margaret Patrice Slattery, Promises to Keep: A History of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas; Volume 1, Historical Development from 1869 to 1994 (San Antonio: Publisher Unknown, 1998), 4-6; Handbook of Texas Online, Sister Josephine Kennelly, C.C.V.I., “Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio,” accessed October 30, 2017,http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ixs02.

 

 

 

[4] Handbook of Texas Online, Sister Josephine Kennelly, C.C.V.I., “Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio,” accessed October 30, 2017,http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ixs02; Promises to Keep, 6-7.

 

  The San Francisco call 1898/02/20

 

...1898, at St.-Mary's Hospital, Rev. Cornelius O'Connor of I'kiah, Cat., brother of Sister Mary Teresa of Sacramento and Thomas C... (Knockanure, California, United States - 1898)

 

Clarion Herald, 30 May 1963

 

Fr. Kearney observes anniversary ST. FRANCISVILLE - The Rev. Myles Kearney, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in St. Francisville. celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination May 28. Bishop Robert E. Tracy of Baton Rouge presided at the Mass of thanksgiving sung by Father Kearney. Father Kearney was born in Newtownsandes county. Kerry. Ireland. He was ordained in 1938 at St. Patrick’s college. Carlow. Ireland. His first assignment in the U.S. was assistant pastor of St. Joseph’s church in Rawlins. Wyo. In 1943 he was transferred to Epiphany church in New York city. Father Kearney served as assistant pastor of St. Anthony in Baton Rouge and St. Leo the Great in New Orleans, becoming pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in 1955.

 

April 2017

MICHELLE LUCID:  We received an e-mail from Fr. John’s niece during the week recalling some of her

 

memories of him and his time in Moyvane.  The following is an excerpt from it.  The full e-mail can be read at the Sacred Space in Moyvane Church or on the Notice Board in Knockanure Church.“ Living in Australia, I didn't make it home to say goodbye to my Uncle John. Not getting to say goodbye to a loved one is hard so I want to thank all of you who did say goodbye. Uncle John loved Moyvane. He believed it would be his last parish. My Dad and I visited Uncle John in Moyvane 6 years ago. This would be the last time I would see him. He was so happy and settled. He loved it. Moyvane is a beautiful part of the world. This is how I will remember Uncle John, leaning on his bike outside the Parochial House in his beloved Moyvane, talking to people who walked by. You all had a massive impact on his life and I know that this makes it easier on my dad, having lost his little brother, to know that the 12 years spent in Moyvane were among his favourite.

 

Uncle John may be resting in Kilcummin but his heart is in Moyvane and always will be. Thank you all and my thoughts are with you at this time.”

May 2017

Funeral of Fr. Pat Moore in St. Mary’s, Asdee. (From Kerry Diocese site)

 

This morning three realities have converged to gather us together here in St. Mary’s Church, Asdee and they did so also yesterday evening at Fr. Pat’s wake; and those realities  are faith, friendship and death.  We are celebrating his Requiem Mass; that is a matter of faith.  Our coming together from near and far is rooted in friendship.  And the reason for our presence is because our friend has died.  Of course one definite way of integrating Pat’s personality into proceedings, both sacred and profane, is by incorporating an element of mischief or intrigue or by creating some confusion!    What other logical explanation could there possibly be for printing one Gospel text in the funeral booklet, and then proceeding to use an entirely different one!   But there were in fact two very good reasons for choosing that Gospel passage:  firstly, because it was the Gospel text for last Sunday, which turned out to be Fr. Pat’s last Sunday on this earth; had he been well enough to celebrate the Eucharist on that day, then it is the Gospel he would have used. Sunday – the day of resurrection, An Domhnach – the Lord’s day, the most important day of the entire week for a Christian.  The 2nd reason for using the text from St. Luke that recounts the seven mile walk of the two disciples from Jerusalem to Emmaus, is precisely because the account of their experience along the way has echoes of the three realities that have brought us together: faith, friendship and death.

 

 

 

At many funerals there’s probably one question that’s often asked – it may not necessarily be expressed aloud, but it is certainly a thought in somebody’s mind on seeing another whose presence arouses curiosity; and the question is: How’s your man here? Or: What’s your wan’s connection?   There are many connections here today.  In my own case it dates back almost 44 years to September 1973 when, after the Intercert, Pat transferred from St. Michael’s College, Listowel to continue with his secondary education in St. Brendan’s, Killarney; then it was on to Maynooth for three years; and from there we went to the Irish College in Rome for four years. And I wish to acknowledge the presence of colleagues from other dioceses, along with contemporaries from our days in the St. Brendan’s, Maynooth and Rome.  Whoever and whatever it was that created the connection and forged the friendship, that’s who we all are – friends who are connected by and through a friend; friends who recall the life of a friend – be it through school or college, or from the stage, be it through parish, or poetry or film or radio.  It reminds me of an occasion when WB Yeats is reputed to have visited the Municipal Gallery in Dublin, wherein he found himself surrounded by the portraits of the great and the good of Irish social, cultural and political life; as was his want, he penned a poem for the occasion, which concluded with the words: “think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends”.

 

 

 

As friends we come to offer sympathy and the support of our prayers to Fr. Pat’s family: to his brothers Michael & Diarmuid, and their wives Jacintha & Geraldine, to his niece and nephews, to his cousins in various generations, to his neighbours and to all who supported

 

 

 

him and cared for him during his illness.  In our prayers we remember also his parents Mick and Peg – Mick’s 20th anniversary is this year, and Peg’s 3rd anniversary will be in September.  We’re here therefore not to be mere spectators, as one might be at a football match or at a concert; we’re here to participate in the prayer of the Church, to pray for his forgiveness and healing, to pray for his happiness, and to pray for his eternal repose and his peace.  We’re here because we believe that through the resurrection of our Divine Saviour, resurrection is also possible for us.  Resurrection is not resuscitation; rather it is transfiguration.  Words of the apostle Paul to the Philippians(3:21) seem apt: “from heaven comes the saviour we are awaiting for, the Lord Jesus Christ, and he will transfigure these wretched bodies of our into copies of his own glorious body”.  That’s the faith of the Church, that’s the faith that gathers us together and that’s the faith from which and through which we derive consolation.  But lest we forget, wherever there is faith, then frailty is never too far away; there will always be an angel of Satan to wrestle with.  In this regard the inscription on the souvenir card of Fr. Pat’s ordination is instructive:  “Lord, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is grief and heartbreak at the death of our friend and colleague.  Like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus who had lost their friend, our faces are also downcast.  But now that Fr. Pat is dead, is that the end of everything?  At this time of grief, let’s not lose sight of what priesthood is, and the purpose of Fr. Pat’s ministry and the ministry of all who serve the Church, in whatever capacity.  The Gospel text gives us an insight into ministry when, walking with the one they supposed to be a stranger, it tells us that the two disciples “pressed him to stay with them”.  Why?  Because the conversation along the road had been riveting; because “the stranger” had opened the eyes of their minds and, as it were, had peeled away their blindness to help them understand who God is; thereby he had nourished them with his wisdom and he had nourished them in their search and in their emptiness and he had awakened in them a desire to seek more.  But for that to happen, there had to be and there has to be an openness; otherwise the conversation would be as fruitless as ploughing a desert.  Openness to God is a risk, as it may mean we will be disturbed in our comfort zone and we may be taken to places we would rather not go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Easter issue of the catholic weekly, The Tablet, there was an article about the Jesuit Philosopher Frederick Copleston, with whose work Pat would have been acquainted.  And when reflecting on the great minds of Copleston’s era, the author of the article concludes as follows: “The lesson of history … is that while change overtakes us, equally nothing is lost.  The task for laity and Religious, therefore, is not to take comfort in nostalgic reverie or lament a lost age, but to re-engage, be it in different circumstances, in the intellectual and cultural work to which those earlier figures were committed and to which they contributed so much ad maiorem dei gloriam – (for the greater glory of God)”.  That, in essence, captures what it means to be a priest, but not just to be a priest, but to be a Christian, and it sums up also the purpose of the Church in its many manifestations.  Let everything be done for the greater glory of God.

 

 

 

When Fr. Pat visited your house, quite often he would not arrive alone but in the company of another, perhaps a complete stranger. If there were an advance telephone call, which was most unlikely, it would replicate the introduction at the kitchen door: “I’m calling in for a minute because there’s a wonderful person you must meet”.  He could have done that not alone in Kerry, but just as easily in Dublin or Belfast or Galway or elsewhere, from where people have travelled today to be with us.  And that’s why he could be enthralling and frustrating in equal in measure – and never more so than when you had enough food for one or two at suppertime and out of the blue, there are four – or more!   He loved conversation and he revelled in company, perhaps even craved company.  And God rest his mother Peg, he must have broken her heart arriving unannounced with yet another unexpected mouth to be fed.  But since this latest episode of his illness emerged in February 2015, many have said it was a blessing that she was gone before him, because she had been through a lot of stress when Fr. Pat was ill 22 years ago.  Prior to Peg’s death, he had been her carer for a considerable number of years; but in recent times the kindness of many to him, in several different ways, had been, in turn, Peg for him.

 

 

 

As we bid him farewell, we cherish the memories and the conversations.  And the arguments!  And as we reflect on his journey, in its many strands and complexities, one of the lessons we can learn is this: perhaps the less we are able to do – as distinct from the less we do, which is laziness – perhaps the less we are able to do, the more we are able to accomplish.  And this gathering bears eloquent testimony to that truth.  But above all we must not abandon or forget the purpose of his ministry and the ministry of all priests, but endeavour instead to keep that ministry alive.  In many respects that will be the true measure and the true depth both of our friendship and of our faith, because it was the mutual search for Jesus Christ that was the source of our friendship, that gave meaning to our friendship and that is it’s ultimate conclusion.  Otherwise, Fr. Pat will not just be gone, but he will also be forgotten, and his living and his suffering will have been in vain.

 

 

 

A Phadraig, a chara, tá súil agam go shroicfidh tú an Ríocht bheannaithe, agus ‘s mo dhócas go mbeimídne, agus gach éinne atá bailithe anseo inniu, araon le chéile arís in oileán na bParthas.  Slán abhaile, agus suimhneas síoraí i gcomhluadar na hEaghlaise neamhaí.  Amen.

 

 

 

Fr Gearoid Walsh Funeral of Fr. Pat Moore in St. Mary’s, Asdee – 4/05/’17

 

 

 

Pat Moore, priest, educator, author and friend was born in Asdee in Kerry in 1957. He was ordained a priest in 1982 and  ministered for 33 years, till being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in January 2015.  Pat told his own story in his book Weathering A Storm which was published last year. The special connections Pat has made with so many people was demonstrated at the launch in Listowel.  From St. Michael College Listowel, to St. Brendan’s College Killarney, to St Patrick’s College Maynooth to the Irish College in Rome, Pat made great friends and connected in a wonderful way with people. His first parish was Listowel and then following training in Mount Oliver he became Director of Primary Religious Ed. and Assistant Director (Diocesan) of Adult Religious Education in our diocese. In 1994 he became curate of Rathmore (Gneeveguilla) then Lixnaw (Irremore)1998 then 2004 parish priest of Duagh. Everywhere Pat ministered he gathered people and friends. Pat was central to the Horizons Radio Kerry programme and he worked on several sets of Just A Thought. Pat approached everything he did with creativity, a contagious energy and enthusiasm. He is sadly missed but we are all better for having known him.

 

April 2017

St Patrick’s  day 2017

 

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Telling Our Story – Bernice Broohm

 

by Máirín Delaney, coordinator

 

 The Sisters of St Louis’ General Chapter 2015 invited the sisters to tell and re-tell the St Louis story “in order to own, celebrate and pass it on to future generations." The story of the Institute is the ‘why’ of the Institute, and telling it is an art of translating our values into action, of constructing our identity, making choices and inspiring action. Telling our story carries a transformative power inherent in the enduring values and lessons about life and mission which are passed on from one generation to another. Our individual and communal stories can be tools for making us whole; they gather up parts of us and put them together in a way that gives our lives greater meaning.

 

 

 

We are delighted to share with you extracts from the fifth interview in the "Telling Our Story" series, in which Sr. Dorothy Abuah SSL conducted an interview with Bernice Broohm (former SSL) on July 7, 2016. Bernice talks about the arrival of St Louis schools in Ghana, their significance for the education of girls, and how her St Louis education influenced her. She also talks about what attracted her to the Sisters of St Louis, and the Sisters of St Louis' first Mission Statement and how care of the poor was central to it.

 

More at link

 

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Out and About in the Irish Region

 

by Úna Agnew SSL, coordinator

 

A special Birthday Celebration, by Breda Hanrahan SSL

 

 

 

Breda O’Hanrahan SSL writes, “Some months back, Ms Yetunde Olukanye, an Ondo past pupil who lives in the Blakestown area, confided in me plans that were afoot for a surprise celebration for Sr Frances McManus’ 80th birthday. On the morning of the special day, Yetunde informed us that she would collect us at 5 O’Clock to bring us to a Chinese restaurant, where a table was reserved and we would be joined by five other Ondo past pupils, who were flying in from London especially for the occasion. More below.

 

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The death has occurred of SR. MARCELLINA O'SULLIVAN

 

Presentation Convent, Castleisland, Kerry,  and late of Bridge Road, Listowel. Former staff member of Mater Dei Institue of Education, Dublin, April 22nd 2017 (peacefully) at Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Maria O'Sullivan, her sister Sr Mary (Presentation Convent Killarney) and her brother Fr. Brendan (San Diego, California). Deeply regretted by her loving Community, her sisters Mona Keaveny (Kells, Co. Meath) and Therese Nolan (Navan, Co. Meath), brother-in-law Stephen, nephews, niece, nephew-in-law, nieces-in-law, grandnephews, grandnieces, extended family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Nuns

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/four-nuns-have-formed-a-band-yes-its-called-force-of-habit/2017/04/21/06d5198c-1f8a-11e7-be2a-3a1fb24d4671_story.html

 

Died January 2017;

Sr. Kathleen Hegarty (L.S.U Sisters)  Ballyduhig Listowel.

 

 

 

DIED: William Christopher, 84, who played Father Francis John Patrick Mulcahy on M*A*S*H, died at his Pasadena home on New Year’s Eve.

 

Sr. Noella (Philomena Angela) Cowley OP, Our Lady of Fatima Convent, Oakpark and formerly of Haddington Road, Dublin.

 

DEATH of Fr. Michael Daly, (Parochial House, Ardagh and late of Lacka, Broadford, Co. Limerick).

 

Fr. Michael died 8 Dec. 2016 at Milford Care Centre. He was brother of the late Mossie; and is survived  by his brother Ted, sisters Mary and Helen, brothers-in-law Jeremiah and Eamonn, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, Bishop and clergy of Limerick Diocese, relatives and friends. In his youth he attended Knockanure School, while staying at Joe Collins house at the Lott’s.

 

DEATH of Sr. Dympna Mulvihill (Cork and Moyvane,) On December 17th 2016, of North Presentation Convent, Gerald Griffin Street, Cork, daughter of the late Edmund and Hannah Mulvihill and sister of Sr. Joan and the late Michael, Sr. Ursula and Mary. Survived by sister, Sr. Joan, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, her North Presentation Community, The Presentation Congregation, relatives, friends and all at Darraglynn Nursing Home. Requiem Mass on Monday 19th in The North Cathedral followed by Funeral afterwards to St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully.

 

Bro. Michael (Denis), Mc Auliffe (Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turners Cross, Cork and formerly of Scart, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry). On October 16th 2016. Survived by his sister-in-law Nell, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, his Presentation Brothers and a wide circle of friends. Requiem Mass for Brother Michael was celebrated at Christ King Church, Turners Cross on Thursday 20th , funeral afterwards to Mount St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Blarney Street.

 

DEATH; Sr. Maria Stack (Mercy Sister), Balloonagh Convent, Tralee and formerly of Duagh, Co. Kerry, died on 20th September 2016, sister of Leo and the late Bernard, Gerard, Sr. Agatha C.P. & Sr. Imelda Gabriel C.P. Sadly missed by her  family, The Congregation of The Sisters of Mercy, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.

 

Requiem Mass for Sr. Maria was celebrated at Our Lady & St. Brendan's Church, Tralee on Friday interment afterwards in New Rath Cemetery.