MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday. Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.   

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          16th        7.30pm                Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        17th   10.00am   Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Denis Murphy, Ballyfinane, Cork (1st Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 18th to Sunday 24th February Mon 18th  10.00am Mass celebrating Grandparents Day – Murhur N.S.

 

                                                                (Mass in the Church)

 

                                  7.30pm               Tom & Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the O’Connor family

 

Tues 19th  10.00am         Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke (Anni)

 

Fri           22nd    7.30pm   Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim (Anni), Paddy, Bridget

 

                                                                & John Joe Hanrahan & James & Betty O’Sullivan

 

Sat          23rd    7.30pm    James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Sutton (Anni)

 

Sun        24th   11.00am   Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim (Anni) & her husband Henry

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 24th February

 

Sun        24th   10.00am   Parishioners

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

PRAYER FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE: The annual day of prayer for survivors of abuse was opened in

 

Killarney on Friday 15th February.  The Bishop has encouraged us to pray in the coming weekends as the

 

Episcopal Conference worldwide begins in Rome with Pope Francis to discuss safeguarding of minors in the Church.  The Bishop also invites us to use a special Penitential Rite at all Masses this weekend. He also shares with us the following prayer of atonement:

 

PRAYER OF ATONEMENT:

 

  Lord, forgive us our many sins.

 

We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable.

 

We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother.

 

Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness, into the light of your Word. May we as the people of God be more fully human, more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church. Amen.

 

PRAYING THE GOSPELS THROUGH LENT: You are warmly invited to a morning with Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Saturday 23rd February (10am -12.30). Registration at 10am, starting at 10.15am sharp. Please phone St.

 

Brendan’s 066- 7125932 to register. Suggested offering of €5. Everyone is welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276:

 

Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Gathering for all Parish Eucharistic Ministers, Readers and Parish Personnel: Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Thursday 21st February 7.30pm.

 

Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm - starts February 19th.  Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Friday 7th - Thursday 13th June. 

 

 

 

                ‘IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT MATTERS’

 

Grandparents play a huge role in loving and shaping grandchildren.  Our two National Schools put together meaningful and lovely Masses to give thanks for the great blessings that grandparents are.  Thanks to all involved.  I heard a delightful story from a Granny, which I’d like to pass on:  “Recently we had our two grandsons to stay with us while their mother was resting after the birth of a new baby.  By seven o’clock each night they were bathed and in their pyjamas.  This is when they liked to sit beside me looking at old photo albums before being tucked up in bed.  They found pictures of themselves as babies, of their mummy when she was a little girl and they were intrigued to find one of me on my wedding day”.  “Granny”, said four-yearold James, scrutinising the lines on my face and my grey hair, “you’re not as pretty as you used to be”.  John, who is older – and wiser – said, “That’s not important, James.  It’s what granny’s are like inside that matters – and she’s lovely”.  “He gave me a big hug – bless his heart!”  Grandchildren have great insight.  Lord keep them safe and their families too.

 

                      KEEPING SUNDAY SPECIAL

 

A Sabbath well spent

 

Brings a week of content

 

And strength for the toils of tomorrow

 

But a Sabbath profaned

 

What so e’er may be gained Is a certain forerunner of sorrow!

 

IT’S GOOD ADVICE

 

I went to confession during the week feeling a little down and very much tied up in self-pity.  After I had made my confession the Priest smiled at me and counselled “Fr. Kevin, stop worrying about your own halo and start shining up your neighbours”  That little sentence made me sit up and take notice.  It woke me up. It struck me then as the best twelve-word formula for getting along with people that I had ever heard.  I like it for is implication that everyone, in some area of life, has a halo that is worth watching out for and acknowledging.  I love it for the picture it conjures up – everyone industriously polishing away at everybody else’s little circle of Divine Light!  I like the firm way it shifts the emphasis from self to interest and concern for others.  That twelve-word formula that I got after confession during the week has already left a nice image in my heart and mind.  I hope it will also leave a nice impression in my life.  Please God it will.  

 

THE HOLY LAND

 

I read somewhere that the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are formed by the same water supply.  The water flows down, clear and cool from  Mount Hermon.  The Sea of Galilee makes beauty of its water for the sea has an outlet.  Its gets to give.  It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilise the Jordan plain.  The Dead Sea, on the other hand, with the same source of refreshing water, is desolate, for the Dead Sea has no outlet.  It gets only to keep.  Interestingly, unselfish and selfish people act much the same way. Unselfish people get to give and luxuriate in their generosity, while selfish people only get to keep and stagnate into desolation.  October 23rd for 8 nights full details from Parish Office.

 

HOW YOU READ IT!

 

G-O-D-I-S-N-O-W-H-E-R-E;   So how did you do?  There are two ways of reading the above

 

letters – GOD IS NOW HERE – and at once the day seems brighter; the spirit lifts; the sun shines.  The second way of reading the letters – GOD IS NO WHERE – what a different outlook.  We immediately feel depressed and down.  Things seem grey.  Hope disappears.  Help us, Lord, to seek and find you in all our daily actions and in all that life brings.  Help us to realise that a day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.  

 

NOTICES

 

MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL OPEN DAY:  This will take place on Wednesday 20th February from 12.30 to 3pm for parents and pupils thinking about attending our school in the coming years.   Mrs. O’Regan and Mrs. Quill will address the gathering.  Forms will be available on the day and any questions you may have on the day will be answered.  Please feel free to call during this time.  We look forward to meeting you.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Names now taken for the annual mid-term break camp on

 

February 21st and 22nd next. A wide variety of activities including arts/crafts. fun/games, computers and  much more besides. The camp runs from 9.15am-1.15pm daily. Spaces limited.  Contact 068/23584.

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   17th    24th    

 

Sat.

 

16th                       Jack Flavin, 1st Ann. & Mary Flavin, Church St / Michael Lawlee, Ballygologue Pk., 1st Ann. / Sarah Clancy, St. Brendan Tce. / William McMahon, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

 

Sinead Collins, Feale Dr. & Hannie Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Kathleen Kennelly, Tarbert /

 

Denis Kennelly, Colbert St. Birthday Rem. /

 

Kathleen Kennelly, Tarbert / Anne & John Mulvihill & Dan Mulvihill /

 

Ned & Sonny Sheehy, Coolagown            6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

17h                                         Maize, Tadgh, Daniel & Eileen McCarthy Duagh  9.00am

 

                Patrick Buckley, Patrick St. 1st Ann. /

 

Elizabeth Barrett, Golf View, Bir Rem. /

 

Marina & Michael Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Martin Whelan, Finuge / Jack Nolan, Aviation Drive / Paddy & Kitty Harnett, Behins          11.30am

 

   Mon 18th                                         Bridget Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Ann.  /

 

Peggy Harnett, Ennismore           10.30am

 

                Funeral -  Maura Esmond nee Brennan  11.30am

 

                Funeral – Johanna Dell nee Mulvihill         12.30pm

 

Tues 19th                            Philomena McCarthy, Ennismore, 1st Ann.           10.30am

 

Wed 20th                                                                            Eoin Kenny, Ballinruddery            10.30am

 

Thurs 21st                                                           Pat, Matt, Eily & Noreen O Donoghue,

 

Dirha East / Teresa Wolfe, Bridge Rd       10.30am

 

  Fri 22nd              Mikey & Eileen Egan, Coilbee/

 

Laimonas Rastenis, The Paddocks               10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 23rd      Kay Harnett Church St., Months Mind /

 

Pat Joe O Callaghan, Ennismore, Months Mind   10.30am

 

                Maud Enright, Dirha East, Months Mind /

 

Paul Doyle, Tanavalla, 1st Anniversary /

 

Ian McCarthy, Derrindaffe, Duagh /

 

Patrick & Ellen Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

Paddy Roche, Ballybunion Rd. & Johnny Holly, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Dr. & Charles St.                 Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

24h         Ellen, Nell, Molly, Hannah & Maire Enright, Ballahadigue /

 

Hannah & Joseph Walsh, Church St.        9.00am

 

                Tom Hannon, Willowbrook, 1st Anniversary        11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area on this Sunday 17th  February Fr. Brick 087-9473317  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS & FUNERALS: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths:    † Maura Esmond nee Brennan, U.S.A.  late of Colbert St. Requiem Mass this Monday at 11.30am. Burial of Ashes, St. Michael’s Cemetery.

 

 

 

† Johanna Dell  nee Mulvihill, Bolton’s Cross, reposing this Sunday 17th Lyons Funeral Home from 5pm-7pm arriving to the Church for 7.30pm Requiem Mass Monday at 12.30pm Burial in Ahavoher  Cemetery, Moyvane.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PREPARING FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: We welcome our children and Parents of  Parish Holy Communicants 2019 who are hosting the Vigil Mass on this Saturday night.

 

FIRST HOLY CONFESSIONS THIS WEEK: will take place  for Scoil Reálta na Maidne (Boys School)  on Tuesday evening next (Feb. 19th ) at 6.15 p.m.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL: incorporating the parishes of Listowel, Duagh, Moyvane & Lixnaw takes place on Tuesday night next (Fe. 19th ) at 8.00 p.m. at Listowel Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

GATHERING FOR  EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS / READERS & PARISH PERSONNEL: takes place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday night next (Feb. 21st ). Beginning at 7.30 p.m. It will be directed by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy. If interested please contact the Parish Office ASAP and the Parish will sponsor the admission  fee.

 

MISSION APPEAL 2019: Bishop Ray gives permission to one Mission Appeal each year to promote their Mission. Last year it did not take place because of the WMF2108. Sr. Margaret Gallagher of the Missionaries of the Holy Rosary will address us at each of our Masses in the Parish next weekend (Feb. 23rd / 24th ). We warmly welcome her!

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm - starts Feb. 19th. Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th - Thurs. 13th June.   0667134276

 

ST BRIGID'S CROSSES FINAL WEEK  in the Parish Office, €5 each made by local ladies.  All proceeds will go to Listowel Hospice.

 

PRAYING WITH THE GOSPELS THROUGH LENT.

 

Would you like to pray more deeply with the Gospels during Lent? You are warmly invited to a morning with Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, and Kerry in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Saturday 23rd February (10am -12.30). Registration at 10am, starting at 10.15am sharp. Please phone St. Brendan’s 066- 7125932 to register.  Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

PARISH BOXES FOR 2019: Our new Boxes begin on the first weekend in March. Many thanks to all who have already  picked up their boxes at Parish Office and you can continue to do so during the coming week. Also, Denise, our Parish  Secretary will also be at the back of the church before and after each mass next weekend (Feb. 23rd & 24th) with the new Boxes. You will need your box number as they are in numerical order as you cannot pick up your box without it.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

OPEN DAY – GAELSCOIL LIOS TUATHAIL on Tuesday 19th Feb. 1pm.-2.30pm. Registration forms available on the day. All welcome. Lá Oscailte – Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail Dé Máirt 19ú Feabhra ó 1 in – 2.30in. Foirmeacha Clárúcháin ár fail ar an lá Fáilte roimh cách. 

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE: AGM on the Wednesday 13th March at 7pm at the Listowel Community Centre.

 

ST. BRIGIDS CHURCH DUAGH RECYCLED STAMPS & CHRISTMAS CARDS Thanks to all who dropped in stamps and cards.  The boxes will be in the porch in Duagh Church until end of February.

 

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION  will take place on 23rd & 24th Feb all donations will go to help build a state of the art Alzheimer’s unit attach to Ard Cúram Day Centre, Listowel.

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH Is a one-day interactive workshop for those working or volunteering with young people. The programme is designed and run by Jigsaw. The programme runs at Listowel Family Resource Centre on March 21  from 9.30am-4.30pm.  Contact 068 23584.

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday. Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.   

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           9th         7.30pm                Helen O’Connor, Tarmons, Tarbert (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        10th   10.00am   Vivienne Rogan, Caherdavin, Limerick (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (mother of Andrew Rogan, Knockanure)

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & Andy Thomas

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th February

 

Wed 13th             7.30pm                Maurice & Molly Dowling, Tarbert & Hillary Dowling

 

                                                                & Seán Larkin (Anni)

 

Thurs  14th  10.00am       Special Valentine’s Day Mass 

 

Fri           15th        7.30pm                Pat Foran, Bedford (Anni)

 

Sat          16th        7.30pm                Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East (Anni)

 

Sun        17th       11.00am               Denis Murphy, Ballyfinane, Cork (1st Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Monday 11th to Sunday 17th February

 

Mon      11th    7.30pm    Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – Mass for the sick

 

Thurs 14th   12noon        Sacrament of Reconciliation for First Holy Communion

 

                                                                Children in Scoil Chorp Chríost – No Mass

 

Fri           15th  12noon      Mass celebrating Grandparents Day – Scoil Chorp

 

                                                                Chríost (Mass in the Church)

 

Sun        17th       10.00am               Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna (Anni)

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

DIOCESAN LOURDES HELPERS COLLECTION:  Second collection at all Masses this weekend.

 

DUES OFFERINGS: Very many thanks for your generous Dues offerings over the past year.  I am delighted to inform you that I have received the stipulated €30,000 wage as your Parish Priest.  When the accounts have been finalized, the surplus will be forwarded onto the Diocesan Fraternity Fund in the coming weeks to assist Priests who have failed to reach the allocated wage.  Thank you so very much for your continual generosity to the Dues and the Offertory collections.  Very much appreciated.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066/7134276 for information on the following:

 

  Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

 

Gathering for all diocesan readers and parish personnel: Bishop Bill Murphy, Thursday 21st February 7.30pm.

 

Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays - starts February 19th from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

 

“LECTIO DIVINA” - A way of praying and meditating with Scripture.  6 Wednesdays - Starting Ash

 

Wednesday 6th March, 11 am -12.15 pm in Franciscan Friary Chapel.  Contact Anne Alcock   087-6176193. 

 

MOYVANE TEXT ALERT AGM & COMMUNITY MEETING: in the Marian Hall on Tues 12th Feb at 8pm.  Sgt. Paula Kelleher will be in attendance along with D.J. Sheehan of Shield Security to discuss new wire free intruder alarms and new CCTV systems for homes and businesses.  All are welcome.  

 

SAFE TALK:  What is safeTALK? It is a one day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to    identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Thursday 21st February from 10am to 1.30pm in Listowel Family Resource Centre -  068/23584.                                   

 

 

 

                                    DANIEL IS ON THE MOVE! 

 

Fantastic news this week for special parishioner Daniel Stack, Keylod. We have reached our target to get him and his loving parents Mike and Mary a specially designed bus to take him to his football matches and on various outings.  Last October I made an appeal to all of you and to the businesses in North Kerry and all of you have come up trumps.  Since October over €20,000 has been raised.  It means the Stack Family have the mini-bus they require to enrich and enhance Daniel’s life.  A massive thank you to the Committee and all who helped so generously.  This is wonderful news for the Stack family.  Daniel is a massive Liverpool supporter.  Everton tried their best to help the reds on Wednesday night, but unfortunately, we failed.  Daniel you have your mini-bus, let’s hope we can put Liverpool 2019 Premier League Champions on the side of it.  Well done to one and all.  Enjoy many, many trips in your new mini-bus.  L.F.C. theme tune is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Daniel be assured that you will always have the loving presence of your loving family, parishioners and a huge host of friends throughout North Kerry.  Enjoy your new bus!

 

COUNTDOWN TO POST OFFICE CLOSURE

 

Creameries, Schools, Post Offices and Churches are all in the headlines for the wrong reasons in the rural

 

Ireland of today.  Many of them are closing down.  Our famous and unique Newtownsandes Creamery went to North Cork Co-Op last week, the end of a special era in our Parish.  Our excellent Post Office with Mary will close on the last day of April Tuesday 30th.  The pain of walking past a closed Post Office door from May on will be awful.  A bit like Brexit, can we do more to save our Post Office? We need it – please be active in saving it, we have until April 30th.  We can save it if we all work together.  

 

                                                                OUR NURSES

 

Our Nurses are much in the news these days and are going through a very difficult and awkward time. I am reminded of an Irish Matron of a fine old hospital where I used to visit patients when I was in Liverpool.  Like so many other people I am always full of admiration for the cheerful and hardworking Nurses.  The Matron had told me she had interviewed a number of girls who had hoped to make nursing their career.  “What do you look for?” I asked.  “How can you tell when girls will make good dedicated nurses?”  “No problem at all”, laughed the Matron.  “I just choose cheerful, sensible girls. They may not be dedicated when they arrive, but by the time they have worked here for a year, they will be”.  Nurses have a special vocation and we all need to cherish it rather than destroy it!  Love comes with caring, doesn’t it? I think it is so, so sad that our Nurses have been pushed into strike because our Government won’t engage in talks with them. Their strike is simply not about money it’s about respect and future nursing care. Please God - the talks can begin.

 

HAVING A HEART

 

On February 14th Thursday next, we celebrate Valentine’s Day.  I encourage you in advance to make it a special day for the loved ones in your life.  Love is always cause for celebration.  How about your celebration on Thursday next getting off to the perfect start by joining me for 10am Mass in Moyvane Church.  In this Mass we will reflect on loves origin around the Heart most filled with love – The Sacred

 

Heart of Jesus.  You may wish to bring some flowers or children’s artwork for our Sacred Heart Shrine.  Perhaps artwork of hearts and hands could be made by children in both our National Schools – to show Jesus that we offer our hearts to

 

love and our hands to help and encourage each other.  Love makes the world go round especially on Valentine’s Day.  A mum tells how her four-year-old son was struck down with paralysis of his legs, which gradually spread, all over his body.  He became blind too.  One day, some months before he died, his loving mother was crying by his bedside, he lovingly turned to her and said “Don’t cry Ma, I still have a heart to love my lovely Ma”. That small boy attained maturity, but he had been able to attain it through the love and warm support of his mother.  Love redeems and saves everything.  It is the only thing that can heal the wounds of the heart.  Join us for our special Mass on Thursday 14th at 10am.  There will be a delightful gift for all in the congregation.  Happy Valentines to you all.

 

NOTICES

 

DANCING CLASSES:  with Norella in Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday 14th February 8 – 10pm.   SUPPORT OUR GIRLS (u8’s to u18’s) FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Tarbert/Knockanure Ladies Gaelic Football Association Quiz Night on Friday 22nd Feb in Coolahan’s Bar Tarbert at 9pm.  €5 per person. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   3rd     10th    

 

Sat.

 

9th                         Mary Purcell, Woodford, Months Mind /

 

John Slemon, Cluainin & Feale Dr. Months Mind / Val O Connor, Greenville, 1st Ann. /

 

Robert McElligott, Convent St. /

 

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

 

Michael Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

John Keane, Ballygrennan /

 

Stephen Roche & Pat (Sen) Foran, Bedford /

 

Peg & John Gunn, O’Connell’s Ave.         6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

10th                                       Kathleen & Patsy Stack, Gortcreen, Bir. Rem.      9.00am

 

                Bridget Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st ann. /

 

Noreen McGrath, Cahirdown / Josephine & James Devane, Aghadoe, Killarney / Margaret (Madge) O Donoghue, Bale Asdee         11.30am

 

   Mon 11th                                         William & Nellie Moloney, Charles St. &

 

Ellen Doona / Private Intention  10.30am

 

Tues 12th                            Mons. Timothy Harnett, Smerla Bridge & California

 

/ Teresa Mackey Sheehan Church St.      10.30am

 

Wed 13th                                                                            Claire O Donnell, Listowel, Ann. & Bir. Rem. /

 

Jack & Mary Guiney, Moyvane South & Dec. Family, Jim Enright & Dec. Family Ballyhahill & Glin / Special Intention                 10.30am

 

Thurs 14th                                                           Bryan, Kitty & Garry McMahon, Ash St. /

 

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

 

  Fri 15th                                 10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 16th      Basil Brennan, 1st Ann. & Edward Brennan, Colbert St. & Switzerland      10.30am

 

                Jack Flavin, 1st Ann. & Mary Flavin, Church St / Michael Lawlee, Ballygologue Pk., 1st Ann. / Sarah Clancy, St. Brendan Tce. / William McMahon, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna /

 

Sinead Collins, Feale Dr. & Hannie Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Kathleen Kennelly, Tarbert /

 

Denis Kennelly, Colbert St. Birthday Rem.             Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

17th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Patrick Buckley, Patrick St. 1st Ann. /

 

Elizabeth Barrett, Golf View, Bir Rem. /

 

Marina & Michael Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Martin Whelan, Finuge / Jack Nolan, Aviation Drive / Paddy & Kitty Harnett, Behins          11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area on this Sunday 10th  February Fr. Declan, 087-0908949  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS & FUNERALS: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths:

 

   † Joan Relihan, Lower Bedford.

 

and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Val O Connor, Greenville, 1st Anniversary / Timmy Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. / Bridie Walsh, Greenville / Margaret (Peg) Keane, Bridge Rd.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

LOURDES HELPERS ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION   which will support the many young helpers travelling to Lourdes next September takes place at all Masses next weekend 9th & 10th February after Holy Communion. This fund also assists some pilgrims that may not be able to afford to pay their full fare.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK:  on this Monday Feb 11th  -  Feast Day of our Lady of Lourdes – Special prayers for the Sick will be offered at our 10.30am. Mass. Should anybody who is Sick and would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick – Fr. Martin & Fr. Declan will be available to give it after Mass. 

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 11th February in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

FIRST CONFESSIONS THIS WEEK Tuesday 12th Feb. Gale Scoil, 1pm. and Scoil Realta Na Maiden 6.15pm. Thursday 14th, Killocrim at 6.15pm.                            

 

FUNERAL MINISTERS meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th Feb. at 7.45pm. in the parish meeting room. All ministers are asked to attend.

 

FEBRUARY  PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION 2019: will take place a t the Vigil Mass next Saturday night  16TH.  The Parents and children are all asked to attend. There will be a meeting of the organising group with Fr. Declan in the Presbytery on Monday evening at 6.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

 

ST BRIGID'S CROSSES for sale in the Parish Office, €5 each made by local ladies.  All proceeds will go to Listowel Hospice and last year raised €1000.

 

THE IRISH CATHOLIC PAPER is on sale in the Parish Office and is delivered Thursday mornings €2.00.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Gathering for all diocesan readers and parish personnel: Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Thurs. 21st Feb. 7.30pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays - starts Feb. 19th. 7.30pm to 9.00pm. To register: 0667134276

 

 

 

NEW PARISH BOXES FOR 2019: Are due the start of March.  The Parish Secretary will be at the back of the church before and after each mass (Feb. 23rd & 24th) with the new Boxes. You will need your box number as they are in numerical order as you cannot pick up your box without it. You can also call into the office to pick them up.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

NANO NAGEL SCHOOL 13TH ANNUAL SOCIAL  Friday 15th February at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Music by Heart & Soul tickets €35 spot prizes on the night.

 

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION  will take place on 23rd & 24th February all donations will go to help build a state of the art Alzheimer’s unit attach to Ard Cúram Day Centre, Listowel.

 

OPEN DAY – GAELSCOIL LIOS TUATHAIL on Tuesday 19th Feb. 1pm.-2.30pm. Registration forms available on the day. All welcome. Lá Oscailte – Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail Dé Máirt 19ú Feabhra ó 1 in – 2.30in. Foirmeacha Clárúcháin ár fail ar an lá Fáilte roimh cách.

 

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF KERRY HOSPICE will hold their AGM on Wednesday 13th February at 7 pm in St Patrick’s Hall.  New members welcome.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: Gain confidence, meet new people and become a better public speaker. The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes places at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday February 14 with a Valentine's Day theme!

 

SAFETALK offers participants an opportunity to learn four basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. Safetalk  is a 1 day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper.  21st Feb. 10am – 1.30pm. Listowel Family Resource Centre Please Toni on 23584 Limited spaces available.

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

ST  ITA’S  FAITH  CAMP This Year Our Camp Takes Place In St Mary’s Boys  School Abbeyfeale  From   Monday 29th July  -  Thursday  1st August  2019 We  Will Need Volunteers -  Adults 18yrs + And Also Youths Aged 14 – 17 Yrs.    Info:- 087-2788834.

 

SOUTH KERRY BRANCH PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION meet monthly in the pastoral centre – Church of the Resurrection – Park Road, Killarney – Meeting this Monday evening 11th February 7.00pm – 9.30pm.  Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday. Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.   

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           2nd        7.30pm                Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun  3rd  10.00am Jim & Kathleen O’Connor, Knockanure (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Denis Mulvihill, Moyvane (1st Anni)

 

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 centred on Jesus Christ, on knowing and loving Him.  It is incarnated in the love, care, and respect we show to one another.

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th February

 

Thurs   7th            7.30pm                Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Fri            8th         7.30pm                Mikey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill (1st Anni)

 

Sat           9th         7.30pm                Helen O’Connor, Tarmons, Tarbert (Rec Dec)

 

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

 

                                                                & Andy Thomas

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 10th February

 

Sun        10th       10.00am               Vivienne Rogan, Caherdavin, Limerick (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (mother of Andrew Rogan, Knockanure)

 

 

 

  Welcome Daffodils!

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

LOURDES HELPERS COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 9th/10th February.    

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mike Harnett & the Harnett family, Listowel & the McElligott family,

 

Ballylongford on the death of Mike’s wife Kay whose funeral took place last Monday.  May Kay Rest in Peace. DAYS OF RECOLLECTION:  Saturday 23rd February in St. Benedict’s Priory, The Mount, Cobh.  Day begins with Mass at 9am followed by adoration.  First talk 11am. Day concludes at 3.30pm.  Lunch provided. 

 

Donations are welcome to cover the costs.  To book a place or to arrange a stay in the Retreat House contact Mother Prioress at 021/4811354.

 

                              VALUE WHAT YOU DO

 

When God became man He didn’t become King or a great political leader as many thought the Messiah would be.  Instead He became a working man.  The Gospels show us Jesus as healer, teacher and wonder worker.  But these activities lasted only three short years.  The rest of His life on earth He was a village carpenter.  There was nothing spectacular about His work.  He didn’t make benches or tables by means of miracles but with the hammer and saw.  And, as far as we know, nothing He made became a fashion trend or a collectors’ item.  Although many of us may see our daily tasks as dull and boring, we must not underestimate their importance.  There is little we can say about them that God’s son could not say about His daily work.   Lord, by your continuing presence with us, help us to see the value of daily tasks, help us to do them faithfully, so that we, too, may grow in wisdom and in favour both with God and with your people.  Amen.

 

                         WE WELCOME SPRING

 

The first three days of Spring we celebrate three lovely 

 

 Feast Days, the 1st St. Brigid’s Day; 2nd Presentation Day & 3rd St. Blaise.  Welcome Spring.         

 

 

 

CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE

 

Céad Míle Fáilte to Mrs. Marie O’Regan our new Principal in Murhur N.S.  There is an utterly magic and delightful saying from the poet SA’DI which goes as follows; “Open the door of your treasure today as for tomorrow the key will not be in your hands” Do you remember the last time you opened a door? Probably not.  Doors are a natural part of daily life.  We rarely notice the movement of passing through the space, they allow for comings and goings.  There are exceptions, of course, when our arms are full of groceries, or we forgot our keys, but normally we breeze through these helping openings oblivious to what we have done.  Yet doors are a central part of our life.  Last Monday, a young and energetic Mum from Kilflynn came through the doors of Murhur N.S.  as our new Principal.  Mrs. Marie O’Regan took up her new appointment as head teacher.  She is most welcome to our Parish.  We wish her God’s warm blessings and sincere good wishes. She can be assured of our support and encouragement in teaching, guiding and enriching the pupils of the school in giving them a solid and good foundation in their education and Christian values.  May she open many doors for our pupils to experience and enjoy their talents and giftedness.   Both Mrs. O’Regan and all the staff have our prayerful good wishes as a new chapter begins in Murhur N.S. 

 

                  ST BRIGID’S DAY

 

St. Brigid’s Day, 1st February, marks the beginning of Spring, a season of light and hope.  The story of St. Brigid’s Cross lies in the story that St. Brigid was once nursing a nonChristian Chieftain who was dying.  As she sat by his bedside she picked some rushes of the floor and began to plait them.  She made a cross and used it to explain Christ’s passion and death.  Before dying the Chieftain became a follower of Jesus Christ.  Our gifted Kerry writer and poet, Christy Kennelly, wrote ’Brigid, light to the darkness, hope to the downcast, woman of faith and Ireland, stay with us’. St. Brigid, Abbess and second Patron Saint of our Country, pray for us.  

 

                    BLESSING OF THROATS

 

Blessing of throats at all Masses this weekend.  Through the intercession of St. Blaise, we are asking for protection of our throats and all our body.  It is a nice blessing to get as we move into the season of Spring.  All age groups welcome.  Please note that blessed candles are on sale at all Masses this weekend.   If anyone has candles purchased elsewhere, please feel free to bring them to be blessed.  We know very little about St. Blaise, beyond the certainty that he lived as a hermit in solitude and prayer often surrounded by wolves and other animals with whom he made friends.  He once cured a child who had a fish bone caught in their throat and from this miracle came the custom of blessing throats, which we proudly continue this weekend in our Parish.

 

                                                                NOTICES

 

CHIROPODIST:  In the Marian Hall Friday 8th February at 10am.  To book contact Noreen O’Connell 49238. KNOCKANURE COMMUINTY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 7th February at 9pm.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served. Ann 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day:  takes place on Monday 11th February.  Music by Stevie Donegan. €10.  New members welcome.  If attending please ring the office on 49799.

 

MOYVANE LADIES FOOTBALL: Registration for all age groups (U8s-U18s) will take place on Sunday 3rd February from 12:00-12:30 in the Marian Hall.

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST, KNOCKANURE ENROLMENT 2019:  If you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp   Chríost Knockanure please call to the school office between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. any day to collect your form.   068-49130. You are welcome to visit the school with your child any day after 2 p.m. All welcome.  ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE: Listowel is operating a Post Stroke Day Service with Physio and Nursing supports on Monday's. This is an 8 to 12 week course which includes physiotherapy, nursing support, physical and mental stimulation programme. Morning tea and mid-day meal provided. Cost €10.00. For further information please contact Louise Harnett (Nurse Co-Ordinator) on 068/22986. 

 

ASDEE ACTIVE RETIRED:  fundraising tea dance in aid of the Bothar Project will take place on Sunday February 10th in Asdee Community Centre from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Refreshments and raffle on the day.  Come along and support this very worthy cause.

 

  LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: For February courses contact the centre on 068/23584.

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   3rd     10th    

 

Sat.

 

2nd                        Gerard McElligott, Curraghatoosane, Months Mind / Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

 

Denis, Agnes & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

 

Ralph Toomey, Dirha Cottages /

 

Margaret & John McCarthy, Duagh /

 

Dan & Ann Collins, Charles St. /

 

Pat Horgan, Charles St. 6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

3rd                         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Mary Prenderville, Moyessa, 1st Ann. /

 

Mary Donoghue, Knockane, 1st Ann. /

 

Miriam Carey, Convent St. /

 

Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch       11.30am

 

   Mon 4th                                            Sheila Julia Fitzell, Ballygologue Rd. &  Nora Kenny, Patrick St. /

 

Owen McGillicuddy Sen. William St.         10.30am

 

                Funeral – Thomas  James             11.30am

 

Tues 5th                               John & Lena Mulvihill, Kilarda     10.30am

 

Wed 6th                                                                               Michael & Baby Helen Daly, Knockane /

 

Mass of Thanksgiving     10.30am

 

Thurs 7th                                                             Dr. Jack, Elaine & Jerry McGuire &

 

 Peter McGuire Birthday Remembrance, The Square       10.30am

 

  Fri 8th                 People of the Parish         10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 9th        Maura & Michael Chapman Greenville /

 

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

 

/ Bill Harnett, Church St.                10.30am

 

                Mary Purcell, Woodford, Months Mind /

 

John Slemon, Cluainin & Feale Dr. Months Mind / Robert McElligott, Convent St. /

 

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

 

Michael Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

John Keane, Ballygrennan /

 

Stephen Roche & Pat (Sen) Foran, Bedford         Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

10th       Kathleen & Patsy Stack, Gortcreen, Bir. Rem.      9.00am

 

                Noreen McGrath, Cahirdown /

 

Josephine & James Devane, Aghadoe, Killarney / Bridget Canty, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Margaret (Madge) O Donoghue, Bale Asdee

 

                11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area on this Sunday 3rd February Fr. Kennelly, 087-2931064  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS & FUNERALS: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths:

 

   † Maud Enright, Dirha East.

 

† Thomas James, England & late of O’Connell’s Ave. Requiem Mass Monday 4th at 11.30am. burial of Ashes, St. Michael Cemetery.

 

† Josie Oestreicher nee Langan, died in America late of Tullamore.

 

and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John & Julia Stack, Killocrim / Edward Brennan, Colbert St. & Switzerland / Bridie Flavin, Knockane / Maurice O Connor, Charles St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

THIS SUNDAY (FEB. 3rd ) IS the FEAST OF ST. BLAISE:.  The Blessing of the Throats will take place after all Masses  – beginning at the, the Vigil Mass  6.15pm, on Saturday night & also on Sunday morning at the 9am. & 11.30am. Masses.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP:  Also present with us at the Vigil Mass are our children joining the Children’s Liturgy Group.

 

LOURDES HELPERS ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION   which will support the many young helpers travelling to Lourdes next September takes place at all Masses next weekend 9th & 10th February after Holy Communion. This fund also assists some pilgrims that may not be able to afford to pay their full fare.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK:  on Monday Feb 11th  -  Feast Day of our Lady of Lourdes – Special prayers for the Sick will be offered at our 10.30am. Mass. 

 

ST BRIGID'S CROSSES for sale in the Parish Office, €5 each made by local ladies.  All proceeds will go to Listowel Hospice and last year raised €1000.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL LISTOWEL A sincere thank you to all who contributed to our Annual Church Gate collection taken up week ending Dec. 8th & 9th. Total contributed €6,057.20 Mass will be offered for all your intentions.

 

NANO NAGEL SCHOOL 13TH ANNUAL SOCIAL  Friday 15th February at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Music by Heart & Soul tickets €35 spot prizes on the night.

 

 

 

REMINDER THAT ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE, LISTOWEL IS OPERATING A POST STROKE DAY SERVICE with Physio and Nursing supports on Monday's. This is a 8 to 12 week course which includes physiotherapy programme, nursing support, physical and mental stimulation programme. Morning tea and mid day meal provided. Cost €10.00. For further information please contact Louise Harnett (Nurse Co-Ordinator) on 068 22986.

 

THE KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS, we thank you and your parishioners for the continued support of our Christmas Collections which is greatly appreciated. The following amount collected: Listowel €5,464.18.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE a wide range of courses on offer. Locals with green fingers will  be interested to hear of a new gardening course aimed at teaching participants how to grow their own vegetables with FETAC level 3 certification.  Cooking on a Budget how to cook healthy nutritious food whilst staying within a budget.  Also new cooking and nutrition course comes with FETAC Level 3 certification. An art course aiming to teach attendees how to enjoy painting by using acrylics.  Numbers are limited so early booking is advised.  Details  from Bridie on (068 23584).

 

“LIVING WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES? Let us help. Book a place on our FREE HSE Diabetes course (running once a week for 6 weeks for 2 ½ hours each week). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel. Courses also run in Tralee”.

 

SAFETALK offers participants an opportunity to learn four basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. Safetalk  is a 1 day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper.  21st Feb. 10am – 1.30pm. Listowel Family Resource Centre Please Toni on 23584 Limited spaces available.

 

ST  ITA’S  FAITH  CAMP This Year Our Camp Takes Place In St Mary’s Boys  School Abbeyfeale  From   Monday 29th July  -  Thursday  1st August  2019 We  Will Need Volunteers -  Adults 18yrs + And Also Youths Aged 14 – 17 Yrs.    Info:- 087-2788834

 

 

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday. Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. 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 centred on Jesus Christ, on knowing and loving Him.  It is incarnated in the love, care, and respect we show to one another.

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat 26th   7.30pm Bill Horan, Aughrim (Anni) & dec of the Horan family

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        27th  10.00am    Ollie Leahy, UK (Anni) & his grandson Jason Plested

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Eily Mai O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 28th Jan to Sunday 3rd Feb

 

Mon      28th    7.30pm    Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle (Anni) 

 

                                                                Eileen McNamara & Mary & Peggy Moriarty (Anni)

 

Fri            1st          7.30pm                Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased family members

 

Sat           2nd        7.30pm                Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

Sun         3rd        11.00am               Denis Mulvihill, Moyvane (1st Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 3rd February

 

Sun         3rd        10.00am               Jim & Kathleen O’Connor, Knockanure (Anni)

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Seán Hanafin  087/8341083. Emergencies only.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Walsh family, Leitrim Middle on the death of their uncle Michael Walsh, Walkinstown, Dublin whose funeral took place last Wednesday in Dublin.  May Michael Rest In Peace. 

 

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection, which amounted to €691.00.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS: raised the following amounts at the Church Gate Collections over the Christmas period.  Moyvane €1,483.10; Knockanure €481.06.  Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276: 

 

Christian Spiritual Development-The Beatitudes: Fr. Seán Sheehy, Wed 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

 

Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Saturday 9th February 10.00am to 4.00pm.

 

Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays - starts February 19th 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

 

AMAZING: The Government is to pay a private firm €450,000 to find out why the construction cost of the National Children’s Hospital has spiralled to €1.4 billion!! In fact the full cost of the Hospital is expected to go to €1.7billion.  Here in Moyvane the Government don’t have the money or will to keep our Post Office open.

 

MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL

 

Gratitude, blessings and good wishes to Mrs. Mary Madden, for forty years of dedicated service to Murhur National School.  Health, blessings and happiness for a long and happy retirement.  We extend a chéad míle fáilte to Ms. Maria O’Regan who takes over as Principal this week.  

 

                         FARMING COMMUNITY?

 

It’s great after Masses when children approach me with ‘funny wisdom’.  A smiling young Parishioner asked me, “Fr.  why did the farmer say ‘Trespassers with be admitted free?’’’  “I’ve no idea”, I answered, puzzled!  “Fr. Kevin, the bull will charge later”, laughed Seán.  How nice it is when young children consider us not too old at heart to share in their fun!  Young children are exceptionally kind to me in this Parish – they always engage – high five, low five, smile, hand shake – the list is endless – thank you so much!

 

 

 

 

 

THE NOW

 

I love putting this Newsletter together week in, week out.  I also love from time to time dipping into my well – thumbed scrapbook and I always come across something I wish to pass on.  I hope you like this line:  “We live in little minutes. Time comes not in a Mass, so keep a smile, it’s well worth while, what comes to pass” May Jesus bless, protect and guide you and me, every minute of everyday.  

 

GIVE RATHER THAN HELP!

 

             Blessed are you who walk with us in public places and ignore the stares of stranger, for in your companionship we find great relaxation.

 

             Blessed are you who never bid us “hurry up” and more blessed you who do not snatch our tasks from us, for often we need time rather than help.  

 

             Blessed are you who take time to listen to difficult speech, for you help us to know that if we persevere we can be understood.  

 

             Blessed are you who stand beside us when we enter new and untried ventures for our failures will be outweighed by the times when we surprise ourselves and you.

 

             Blessed are you who ask for help for our greatest need is to be needed.

 

             Rejoice and be glad for you deal with us as God has dealt with all His children.   

 

           TIME RATHER THAN HELP!!

 

                                                         A FISH FOR ALL SEASONS

 

Around the Chapel Gates in Cooraclare in my youth for the 9am Mass on Sundays, Quilty fishermen came to the famous gates after Mass with fresh Mackerel.  Mackerel is a good fish to begin the New Year with.  A fresh, grilled fillet goes well with the kind of punchy ingredients needed to dispel all that indulgence of goose fat, chocolate and liqueurs and all the rich food of the Christmas season.  The beauty of what those Quilty Fishermen brought to Cooraclare and other parts of West Clare in those by gone days, was their Mackerel were caught just hours ago.  Mackerel must be eaten as soon as possible after being landed.  The healthy oils contained within it also mean that the fish deteriorates quickly.  It is an export that will be seriously challenged with what is happening in England with Brexit.  Hauliers are already warning that delays at British Ports, inward and outward, will throw the food supply chain into chaos.  Fishermen and farmers will be hit hardest of all.  At the time of writing, no one is any the wiser of what the next 60 days will bring.  The awful and bitter division this debate has unearthed in England especially in their parliament is so sad to witness. Good folk like the Quilty fishermen and their like both in the U.K. and around Ireland don’t feature in any of the plans.  With 60 days to go maybe the wider picture might come into view.  Let us pray that Mrs. May will talk to more people, listen and even consider another way.  Is anyone bringing prayer into it?

 

GENTLE PADDY – RIP

 

Kind and every smiling Paddy Cloughesy died as the result of a farming accident last week in his native Cooraclare (my home Parish).  Paddy was a gentle man.  He never ever missed 2nd Mass in Cooraclare. I remember my late Dad saying to me “Isn’t Paddy Cloughesy excellent for going to Mass”.  He had a lovely nature, was a great neighbour and a mighty worker.  Rest gently Paddy.  Your good deeds will go with you.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – PREPARATION DATES

 

Very well done to all parents/guardians who attended the First Holy Communion meeting last Tuesday evening   with Aileen Murphy.  The following are the dates for the preparation Masses in Knockanure at 10am and  Moyvane at 11am.  Sunday 10th February, Sunday 3rd March, Sunday 17th March, Sunday 7th April, Sunday April 28th.   The final reunion of thanksgiving will be on Sunday June 9th (Pentecost Sunday).

 

                            A MUM AND SON AFTER SCHOOL………!!

 

In our Parish a small boy was met by his Mum after school and as they walked home together he told her, “We were talking to God in school today”.  “Were you?” replied his Mum.  “And what had God to say to you?”.  Their loving son thought for a few moments and then replied, “Oh, well, I did most of the talking!”  It’s maybe a fault some of the rest of us have too!

 

NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  068/23584 for details on the following courses:

 

Cooking on a budget starting in March 10am to 12noon. Learn to paint using acrylics – Monday mornings. Cooking & Nutrition Fetac Level 3 – learn to prepare nutritious meals.    

 

 

 

 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church is

 

                                   fitted with a loop

 

                                system. Please adjust

 

                                   your hearing aid.  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   27th    3rd February 2019  

 

Sat.

 

26th                       Cathy Scannell, Skehenerin, Months Mind /

 

Rebecca Boyd, Ballinoe, Causeway 1st Ann / Kevin, Robert & Sonja Broderick & Kay & Don O Leary, William St. / Baby Tori Murphy Mulvihill, Stokers Lawn / Betty McCarthy nee McElligott / Michael Bambury, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna / Mary Teresa Regan, Dromin/ / Sheila Loughnane, 6 Crosses /

 

Tim, Joan & Patrick Buckley, Knockane /

 

Michael Mooney & Dec. Family, Clounmacon

 

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

 

Mary O Connor  nee Looney, Skehenerin & Mary Morrissey  nee O Connor,& Dec. Family / Peter Hussey, Knockroe Dr., Clieveragh 6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

27th                                       John & Eileen O Connell, Ballygologue Rd., Kitty Moore, Feale Dr., Mary & John Dunford, Moyvane & Dec. Mem. of Hughes Family Dublin /

 

Sergeant  Andrew Treacy & deceased members of the Treacy & Healy Families, Charles St.          9.00am

 

                Jerry Hurley, Bedford / Recently Dec. Ita Murray,  Hempstead , wife of Harry Murray, 7 Main St. Listowel  / Michael (Mike) Healy, Ballygologue & Tarbert & Cyril Jefferies, Tanavalla / Special Intention / John Enright, Dromerin                11.30am

 

   Mon 28th                                                         10.30am

 

                Funeral – Kathleen (Kay) Harnett             11.30am

 

Tues 29th                                            10.30am

 

Wed 30th                                                                            Tom O Connor, Shrone / Joan Dalton, Beale & Athea       10.30am

 

Thurs 31st                                                           Winfried Millward & Dec. Family, Lartigue             10.30am

 

  Fri 1st Special Intention / Teresa Gunn, Recently Dec. O’Connell’s Ave. & England & Richie Gunn              10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass /

 

1st Ann. Eileen Doyle & John Doyle, Clounmacon                7.00pm

 

Sat.

 

 2nd       Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown /

 

William & Bridie Doyle, Knockane / Patsy & Chris Walsh, Market St. / Nora Kenny, Patrick St.        10.30am

 

                Gerard McElligott, Curraghatoosane, Months Mind / Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

 

Denis, Agnes & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

 

Ralph Toomey, Dirha Cottages /

 

Margaret & John McCarthy, Duagh          Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

3rd         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Mary Prenderville, Moyessa, 1st Ann. /

 

Mary Donoghue, Knockane, 1st Ann. /

 

Miriam Carey, Convent St. /

 

Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch       11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area on this Sunday 27th January  Fr. Hanafin, 087-8341083  (emergencies only)

 

RECENT DEATHS & FUNERALS: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths:

 

† Kathleen (Kay) Harnett, 18 Church St. Reposing at Lyons Funeral Home this Sunday 5-7pm. arriving to the Church at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.30am. burial in Kilshenanen Cemetery.

 

†John Quigley, Ballymcelligott late of Church St.

 

and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: James Loughnane, Ballygologue Pk./ Murish Bunyan, Convent Cross / Christina , Cornelius & Bridget Hickey, O’Connell’s Ave. / Patricia Kearney, Clieveragh Park / Martin O ’Quigley, Church St.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2019 Sunday 27th Jan to Sunday 3rd  February.  This year’s theme is “Celebrating The Work Of Our Own Catholic School”. Three aspects of this year’s theme are: welcoming diversity; serving our community; and celebrating our Faith. Each class in each of our schools will celebrate it in their own way. The pupils and staff of St. Michael’s College and Scoil Realta na Maiden (boys School) are joining us and participating at Mass Thursday 31st Jan. 10.30am.  as part of Catholic Schools Week. The Presentation Primary School will celebrate it with Grandparents day also on Thursday next at lunch time.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on Tuesday next ( Jan. 29th ). Should anybody who is not on the our list wish a visit from the priest for Holy Communion / Confession  contact the Parish Office. We are only to delighted to facilitate.

 

ADORATION GROUP will meet on Thursday 31st after the 10.30am. Mass in the meeting Room.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday next (1st ). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

 

 

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID:  Friday  next (Feb. 1st )  is First Friday & Feast of St. Brigid. Usual Masses and Confessions on Thursday & Saturday morning after mass. 

 

CANDLEMAS DAY  Saturday next Feb. 2nd the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Candles for use during the coming year will be blessed. You can bring your own to be blessed for your homes also the Parish Office will have beeswax candles €1 each or 6 in a pack €5 throughout the year as always. 

 

SUNDAY NEXT (FEB. 3RD ) IS the FEAST OF ST. BLAISE:.  The Blessing of the Throats will take place after all Masses next weekend – beginning at the, the Vigil Mass  6.15pm, on Saturday night & also on Sunday morning at the 9am. & 11.30am. Masses. All are welcome!

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276).Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Saturday 9th February, 2019 - 10.00am - 4.00pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig - Tuesdays - starts Feb. 19th - 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

SCOIL REALTA  NA MAIDEN (BOYS SCHOOL) open day Tuesday 29th January 11am. to 12.30pm., parents and prospective children welcome.

 

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE Will visit Listowel Monday 29th April and are looking for Homestay Hosts. Can you donate a bed for one night? CAS need your help to accommodate this year’s cyclists and crew. If you live within a reasonable distance i.e. 20 mile radius from Listowel and can office a bed for 1 night along with a shower/bath facilities and a meal we would be greatly appreciate it.. Please contact: homestays@cycleagainstsuicide.com ‘It’s ok no to feel ok; and it is absolutely ok to ask for help’

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE SPRING NIGHT CLASSES enrolment Wed. 30th & Tues. 5th 7-8.30pm. Tai Chi / Sign Language / millinery / nutrition for the new year / intermediate computers / working with Clay / Spring in the Garden / Conversational Spanish / Introduction to Photography / QQI Classes Level 5 / Care Shills / Palliative Care / Understanding special needs. For more info contact 068-21023 / 0860289958.

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. 

 

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

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          15th          7.30pm              Pat Considine, Kilmihil, Co. Clare (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        16th         10.00am             Jack Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

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

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd December

 

Mon  17th       8.00pm     Reconciliation Service for the Pastoral Area in St. Mary’s Church Listowel.  All welcome. Fri                 21st            7.30pm             Remembrance Mass (Special Intention) Sat         22nd      7.30pm                 Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen (Anni) 

 

Sun        23rd     11.00am                 Ned & Maureen Sheehy, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd December

 

Thurs  20th      7.30pm     Hannie & Ned Quinn, Beenanaspig (Anni)

 

Sun         23rd     10.00am                Willie O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (1st Anni)

 

Bishop Ray will celebrate Mass at 10am in Knockanure on Sunday.   He is most welcome. 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Please note that after normal adoration this week  - KNOCKAURE: Tuesday 10am – 5pm;  MOYVANE:  Wednesday  10am – 7pm, there will be a Christmas break.  God willing adoration will commence again on Tuesday 15th January 2019 in Knockanure and on Wednesday 16th January 2019 in Moyvane. Many thanks to all involved in Eucharistic Adoration.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day for Priest’s Dues collection (green envelope).  Envelopes are available at the back of both Churches for those who do not have Offertory boxes. 

 

MINISTERS OF THE WORD FOR CHRISTMAS MASSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES

 

Church of the Assumption, Moyvane                     6pm                       Mary Kearney & Grace Harrison

 

                                 

 

                                9pm                       Eileen Collins & Maura O’Sullivan

 

Church of Corpus Christi, Knockanure               7.30pm  Tony Horgan & Sarah Barrett CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES

 

Church of Corpus Christi, Knockanure              10.00am Margaret Carmody & Gerard Leahy

 

Church of the Assumption, Moyvane              11.00am  Mairead Hanlon & Shane Hanrahan

 

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS:  Reconciliation Service will take place this Monday evening in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel where there will be over ten Priests available to hear confessions. I encourage you to avail of this beautiful Sacrament and be assured that the Priest will help you to make a good confession.  It is the best gift you can give to Jesus but above all to yourself this Advent and Christmas Season.  Please note that from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday 23rd I will be available in Moyvane Church for either a blessing, confession, chat etc in the shadow of our newly placed Crib and our Church looking so warm and inviting this Christmas Season.  It just might be the place that Jesus will give you that inner peace which will make your Christmas so special.  Don’t worry if it goes beyond 7pm, I will stay as long as I am needed.  This is a great opportunity to refresh your faith.  I will help you.  Come as you are!  All welcome!

 

BISHOP RAY KNOCKANURE BOUND:  We are delighted this weekend to welcome Bishop Ray who will celebrate the 10am Mass in Knockanure.  As when Moyvane Church was renovated, he also graced us with his presence and gave his blessing.   Likewise, this Sunday he will do the same in Knockanure.  After the Mass in Knockanure Community Centre all are invited for a cuppa and a scone and a chance to meet Bishop Ray.

 

 

 

                                            ADVENT IS ABOUT JESUS NOT US! 

 

Welcome to week three of Advent.  This is known as Joyful Sunday and here’s hoping that all of us will make a generous contribution to bring joy to our own hearts and the hearts of those we meet this weekend.  I love the story of the little girl who told her Mum she wanted to write a letter to Santa.  “Of course, dear”, said her Mum.  “You want to tell him what you would like for Christmas then?” Her daughter shook her head.  “I just want to tell him I love him”, she replied simply.  Often our relationship with Jesus can be one where we are always asking for something.  The Advent Season is about telling Jesus how much we love Him and that we will continue trying to be directed by His commandment – loving God and loving neighbour.  Our preparation (spiritually) is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute business.  It is not something we can do once, like making our will and then forget about it because Jesus may come for us at any moment.  The characters of the Christmas story divide neatly into two, those who were ready and those who were not.  Mary was ready, so was Joseph and so were the Shepherds, the Magi, Simeon and Anna.  But there was no room in the Inn; they were not ready.  Herod wasn’t ready and now it is us; are we ready?  The urgency of Advent calls us to do more than Christmas shopping.  Joyful Sunday is a great day to let Jesus love you.  Advent is about Jesus not us!

 

NOT RELIGION – LIFE

 

John and Mary friends of mine from West Clare went to London last Saturday to do some Christmas shopping.  I asked them how they got on.  “Ok, Fr. Kevin, except for one thing.  We passed one big store and we were totally amazed to see a huge Nativity scene had been created.  It’s disgusting.  We came away from the window saying how awful that a store will drag religion into anything these days”.  Religion was a word Jesus NEVER used.  His word was LIFE.  He came so that you and I could have life and have it to the full.  He did not come to make us more religious.  He came to make us more alive.  The coming of Jesus changed everything. The old pagan gods, which peopled the heavens were banished forever.  God was no longer to be found by looking upwards.  He was no longer a distant figure who had to be placated.  The coming of Jesus means that God is now with us.  Our aim then should be to acknowledge and celebrate that presence more fully as we head toward Christmas Day.  

 

THAT SILLY OLD MOTH DELATED TOO LONG

 

On Thursday evening, before the curtains were drawn, I heard a faint tapping at the window.  Outside in the darkness, a moth attracted by the light was fluttering around, banging against the window in its frantic efforts to get in.  It reminded me of the story when all the creatures and living things of the earth were on their way to the manger.  The drab grey little moth stopped to preen itself in an attempt to make itself more beautiful and presentable to the new born Baby Jesus.  When at last it arrived at the stable the door was closed.  The radiance from the halo shone through and the moth tried frantically to enter but without any success.  Ever since, so the story goes, the moth has fluttered around the light forever seeking the Christ-child. Let’s hope when it comes to Christmas on Tuesday week that you and I will not be caught out like the little moth.  He delayed getting himself ready and it proved very costly indeed.   Let his mistake be a lesson to each of us.  Don’t be distracted in the run into Christmas Day.  

 

                                                                        NOTICES

 

MURHUR N.S:  Annual Christmas Concert is on at the Marian Hall on Wednesday 19th  December 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Entry Ticket is €5, which includes entry in door prize draw. Come along and be entertained!

 

FUNDRAISER: In aid of the Stack Family Fund will take place in Mairead’s Bar on Saturday 22nd December at 9.30pm.  Music by Gabriel Fitzmaurice & The Bog Hole Boys.  Monster Raffle.  Spot prizes welcome.

 

HEALTH & NUTRITION COURSE: run by the HSE starting Tuesday 8th January for 6 weeks at the Marian Hall 7 - 9pm. This course is free. Please contact Eileen Roche on 087/6679943 to book a place on the course. CONCERN COLLECTION:  The staff & students of Tarbert Comprehensive School will hold a Church Gate Collection this weekend in aid of Concern, Your generous support is deeply appreciated.  

 

DINGLE NEW-MUSIC CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA PERFORM: Wednesday December 19th – St. Johns Church of Ireland, Ashe Street, Tralee at 8.30pm and Friday December 21st –St. Marys Church, Green Street, Daingean Uí Chúis at 8.30 pm. All are welcome!

 

SVP:  A big thank you for your great generosity to last weekend’s collection and your continual support to the food appeal.  Your generosity ensures that so many families will have an enjoyable Christmas.  Thank you.      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26th MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL: Preparations are being finalised for the 26th Village Festival over the October Bank Holiday weekend.  Events are as follows: 

 

Friday 26th – Rambling House in Marian Hall 9pm – all welcome.

 

Saturday 27th - Boro Buffet Community Centre 7.30pm (meal 8pm sharp).  

 

Sunday 28th – Vintage display, Mini Trade Fair and Farmers Market at 12noon in Community Centre.                          Children’s Face painting at 1pm in Community Centre,                         Children’s Tractor Run in School grounds at 2pm. 

 

                       Dog Show in Church carpark at 2.30pm.  

 

                       Guided Woodland Nature Walk 3pm.  

 

Monday 29th - North Kerry Harriers Hunt at 12noon.  

 

                       Children’s Fancy Dress Party in Community Centre at 1.30pm.

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Closed Mon 29th & Wed 31st. Open Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm;  Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat             27th    7.30pm                 Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni), his parents Brendan

 

                                                                                                                                & Eileen & his brother Pat

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        28th  10.00am    Seán McMahon, Carrueragh (Anni) 

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

MOYVANE:                                          11.00am              James Moody, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Tuesday 30th Oct to Sunday 4th Nov

 

Tues  30th   7.30pm         Special Intention - sick

 

Wed  31st    7.30pm         VIGIL – All Saints Day

 

                                            All the deceased on November Lists

 

Thurs    1st           11.00am               HOLY DAY - All the deceased on November Lists

 

Fri             2nd   7.30pm    All the deceased on November Lists

 

Sat            3rd   7.30pm     Parishioners

 

Sun          4th  11.00am    Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christ: Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th November

 

Thurs     1st  10.00am       HOLY DAY – All Saints Day

 

                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

Sun           4th  10.00am   Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane & deceased of the

 

                                                                Culhane & Sheahan families

 

                 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

RESTORATION FUND: This weekend there will be a once off collection for the Restoration Fund towards the ongoing works undertaken in both Churches.  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated.  

 

INDULGENCES AT THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS

 

1.            From 12 noon on the 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all people who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intention can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a Church and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed.  This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed.  Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following November 1st.  Holy Communion may be received on any day from November 1st to 8th.

 

2.            The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st – 8th November.  The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

 

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: Fr. Teddy has been in touch to inform us of the annual November Mass on Monday 5th at 7pm in the Chapel of Christ the Healer for patients who died during the year in Kerry University Hospital including those who died by still birth and miscarriage.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  0667134276

 

AA Open Public Meeting: Organised by Ardfert AA Group. All Welcome! Wed. 31st Oct., 8.30pm.

 

Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and well-being. Sat. 10th Nov.

 

9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna 087 944 7105.

 

3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R.,  Thurs. 15th - Sat. 17th Nov. Book now.

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th - Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North

 

Kerry.  The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday

 

23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit.  The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan.  Tickets are €10 each and are available in the Parish Office from Jacqueline.  A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert.  Those not going to the concert can still be in the draw by putting their name and number on the ticket.  Your support would be very much appreciated. 

 

TADY O’CONNOR R.I.P. LATE OF KNOCKANURE VILLAGE

 

The mystery of the removal of a plaque from Tady O’Connor’s grave continues.  Having spoken about its disappearance at Masses last weekend in the hope that the plaque would be returned there is still no trace of it.  Tady, God rest him was very well liked and would be termed as a ‘character’ in the Village.  He lived next door to Paddy and Cathy Kennelly.  He was in his 50’s when the Lord called him home on 14th March 1994.  His neighbours and friends funded the placement of a plaque on his grave to honour his memory.  Please God it can be returned to Knockanure Cemetery.  

 

                                    GIVE AND TAKE

 

GIVE and TAKE shared a house together, one day they set out on a long journey.  GIVE strolled along enjoying the walk, but TAKE was pushing a barrow laden with so many of his possessions that he could not keep up.  His clothes too, were weighted down by all the things in his pockets.  GIVE reached his destination, still as fresh as when they started.  TAKE was so busy going back to pick up items he had dropped that he never got there.  Rumour has it that he is struggling along still, wrecked with worries and terrified of losing all his precious belongings.  

 

NOTICES

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting it the Marian Hall on Tuesday 30th October at 6pm.  All members are asked to attend.

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB:  would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection in both Moyvane & Knockanure.  Total collected €640.  Also a special thanks to the collectors.  

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House Thursday 1st November at 9pm.  All welcome.  Come along to enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day:  Monday 12th November.  Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years.  Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan.  €10.

 

If attending please contact the Centre on 49799. 

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL:  Best wishes to all involved with the Festival this weekend,.  Please note a change of venue for the Children’s Fancy Dress on Monday – it will now be held in the Marian Hall at 1.30pm. 

 

Also see the lovely write up on page 35 of Kerry’s Eye this week.

 

CONGRATULATIONS:  To Ciara Hudson, Kilbaha who was presented with the overall winner of the Youth Award at the Kerry Community Games last Saturday.  Well done Ciara.

 

AD MULTOS ANNOS: Warm congratulations and well done to all in Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, who last Tuesday celebrated 40 years in business.  This is a fantastic achievement and we wish Mike and Michelle and all the family and staff continued blessings and success as they head joyfully, please God towards the 50th and beyond.  It is great to have such a fantastic range of goods in our Homevalue Hardware Store.  Well done to one and all.  Ad Multos Annos.  

 

HOLIDAY WEEKEND:  welcome to all visitors who are joining us for the holiday

 

Festival.   Your presence with us always brings us a great since of joy and blessings.  Please God it will be a safe time for us all and also that Halloween will be a safe time in our Parish.  While there is always a great since of fun and mystery attached to Halloween, there is also the danger of fireworks causing serious and hurt.  We need also to be aware of the animals who get very stressed and frightened when these fireworks go off.   NOVEMBER OFFERINGS:  Please hold your purple envelopes until Sunday 4th November due to the once off Restoration Fund Collection this weekend.  

 

CLOCKS:  Please note the clocks go back one hour on Sunday 28th at 2am.  One extra hour in bed!

 

 

 

 

                     

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Pres & Office  068/49308; Sec: Jackie Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           25th     7.30pm John Grinsell, Clounprohus (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun      26th    10.00am    Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Vincent Walsh, Aughrim & Ballylongford (1st Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 27th August to Sunday 2nd Sept

 

Mon      27th   7.30pm     Fr. John O’Flaherty, Murhur (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the O’Flaherty family

 

Wed 29th   7.30pm          Liam Lynch, Leitrim Middle (Anni), deceased of the     

 

                                                            Lynch & Byrne Families & Special Intention

 

Sat           1st          7.30pm                John Stack, Upper Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun         2nd       11.00am               Bridie O’Carroll, Manchester (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll, New Houses)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 2nd September

 

                                                                Sun        2nd        10.00am               Patricia Danaher, Loughill (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (mother of Mary Danaher Kennelly, Knockanure)

 

                                 

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS: Offertory €1,581.90; Shrines Moyvane €228.20. Dues €6.50.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses next weekend 1st/2nd Sept for the Parish Priest’s Dues (green envelope) Those who are not in the envelope scheme can if they wish contribute to this second collection by placing an offering in the blue pouch.  Very many thanks for your continued generosity and support.  Thank you.   PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mary and Nick Kennelly and family, Knockanure on the death of Mary’s mother Patricia Danaher,  Loughill whose funeral took place in Loughill Church last Tuesday.   Patricia was a regular attender at Mass and Eucharistic Adoration here in our Parish and has left a lovely legacy of memories and blessings to her family.  May Patricia enjoy the delights and wonderment of seeing God face to face.  Mass for the happy repose of her soul will be celebrated in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Sunday 2nd Sept. 

 

May Patricia Rest In Peace.   Our prayerful to support to her family and friends at this time.

 

GREAT START:  By the time you read this the World Meeting of Families gathering will be in full swing.  I was in Killarney for the Mass heralding the opening of the World Meeting of Families on Tuesday.  I was thrilled and delighted that the Cathedral was packed.  I did not vest but remained in the congregation, as there were over 40 Priests on the Altar.    It was a beautiful liturgy and the recently formed Diocesan Choir under the directorship of Thomás Kenny (approximately 80 from across the Diocese) and the hand and imprint of Sr. Aileen Murphy was very much evident in a meaningful and uplifting celebration.  Our prayers are with all who are attending, including some of our Parishioners.  May Sunday’s Papal Mass be a great celebration.  Our prayers and good wishes to Pope Francis and may God’s Holy Spirit guide him.  

 

CARE OF CREATION:  Saturday 1st September is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Diocesan JPIC committee will lead an ecumenical prayer service @ 11am in Tralee Town Park. There will also be a multifaith service in Killarney @ 10.30am in St. Mary’s of the Sloes led by Rev Simon Lumby.

 

WOMEN’S PENSIONS MEETING: to be held Wednesday, 29th August in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. All are welcome. This is an action meeting for Pension Equality. We urge all women to attend.

 

                                                                   SERMONS

 

Have you heard the story about the two ladies who were discussing the sermons given by Priests in their

 

Pastoral area.  “Well, I like Fr. ………….best”, said the first lady.  He says “Finally and finishes”, but Fr…………

 

“Lastly and lasted……”

 

                                                      POPE FRANCIS IN IRELAND

 

SATURDAY:  RTÉ 1 Television at 10am - Live coverage of Pope Francis’ arrival in Dublin Airport

 

     TV       and his visits to Arás an Uachtarán and Dublin Castle.  Presented by Bryan Dobson,

 

                 Sharon Ní Bheolain and Áine Lawlor (also EWTN)

 

   RADIO                If you are unable to get to a television, RTÉ Radio One at 10am will have a             Programme entitled ‘Leap of Faith’ -  Pope Visit Special.  Setting the scene as Pope   Francis visits Ireland.  Join Michael Comyn for an hour-long programme.

 

       TV    RTÉ 1 at 2.25pm – Live coverage from Dublin City Centre of Pope Francis’ visit to

 

                 St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral and to Bro Kevin’s Capuchin Centre.  Presented by       Miriam O’Callaghan and Bryan Dobson.

 

     TV      FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES – RTÉ 2 at 5.45pm.  Mary Kennedy is joined in Croke

 

  Park by guests including Nora Casey (who has done trogon work in preparation for    Pope Francis’ visit).  It promises to be a spectacular Catholic celebration of all    things family, in the presence of Pope Francis – with commentary by Marty   Whelan.  Performances include Andrea Bocelli, Daniel O’Donnell and Nathan   Carter (Live also on EWTN) with repeat on Sunday 2.30am & 5am.

 

   SUNDAY             RTÉ 1 at 9am - Live Coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to Knock, Co. Mayo. Presented      TV                 by Eileen Dunne and Catriona Perry.

 

 RTÉ 1 at 2pm - Live coverage of Papal Mass in Phoenix Park.  Presented by Bryan

 

 Dobson, Fr. Dermot McCarthy and Áine Lawlor (Live also on EWTN)

 

 Songs of Praise BBC1 at 3.30pm – Claire McColum joins the celebrations for the  visit of Pope Francis.  Meeting up with the 100 strong group travelling from the   Archdiocese of Brimingham.

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL:  Due to the upgrading of the electrical system, The Moyvane

 

Community Sports Hall is currently unavailable to patrons. While the major source of funding for this project is the Rural Development Leader Programme 2014 - 2020 any contribution to the expenses would be much appreciated. We hope to have the work completed in early September.  The AGM will be held on Wednesday Sept 5th, at 8pm in the hall. All welcome. 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  The village wood walk is currently being tarmacked which means the walk will be closed for approximately one week.  We would ask that all would cooperate in staying away from this walk to give the workers an opportunity to tar it.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

TARBERT MACRA MEETING:  Monday 27th August 8:30pm in Swanky Bar. New members welcome. We would love to see Tarbert Macra going from strength to strength this year so a good turnout would be a great start. 

 

LIMERICK ABÚ:  After 45 years waiting mighty Limerick, our neighbours, have brought the Liam McCarthy cup home.  The very same Liam McCarthy who was at our BBQ on that delightful summer’s day is just across the field from us now.  So well done to Limerick and to Parishioners who have Limerick connections, your mighty victory gave a huge lift to the whole nation.  A great win.  Well done.  We can’t wait for the 2019 Munster

 

Championship.  Clare’s Peter Duggan scored 3-76 (85 points) in the Championship, while Galway’s mighty Joe Canning scored 1-10 on All Ireland Final Sunday, bringing his Championship total to 2-78 (84 points).  In spite of having played one more game than Peter Duggan, Peter shaded it by a point by being the top scorer in the

 

Championship.  Goal of the Championship was from Shane O’Donnell.  Game of the Championship - Clare v Galway (1st game).  Just in case you think I issued these awards, they were issued by the panellists on the Sunday Game and they also voted the moment of the Championship was Peter Duggan’s delightful point against Galway.  

 

Well done to all teams for making the hurling Championship of 2018 the most memorable ever.  

 

JAMES FOGARTY’S RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE:  As we are all aware, James Fogarty, Listowel Road, cycles the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle for various charities.  This year it was for St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort.  This excellent facility is a home from home for all who use it and will benefit tremendously from the amount collected €14,780.  James wishes to thank the following:  All the businesses in the area and beyond who took sponsorship cards, those who had cake sales or who contributed in any way.  In particular, James wishes to thank Eilish Perryman from Listowel who collected a massive €11,300 on his behalf for the St. Mary of the

 

Angels.  It is so vital that St. Mary of the Angels continues to be the excellent place it is to all who use it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel Church News

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   26th     2nd  August       

 

Sat.

 

25th                       Gerard & Kathleen O Driscoll, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda /

 

Deceased members of Tim Neligan, Clieveragh, Fitzgerald, Convent Cross & Shaw, Co. Derry & New York Families /

 

Deceased Members of the Duggan Families /

 

Deceased Members of the Lyons Families            6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

26th                       Deceased Members of the Enright Family Ballahadigue & Tom Kennelly, Coilbee /

 

Dora Buckley, Birthday Rem. & Larry Buckley, Tanavalla 9.00am

 

                James & Margaret Scanlon, Clieveragh  /

 

Brother Patrick Power, Lincroft, New Jersey & Anne Griffin Kennedy Seattle, Washington & Diarmuid Sugrue, Dublin                11.30am

 

Mon 27th                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 28th                                            10.30am

 

Wed 29th                                                                            Michael & Catherine O Connor, Johnny Nolan, Mossie & Peggy Hickey & Deceased Family Members, Craughatoosane   10.30am

 

Thurs 30th                                                                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 31st               Paud Keane & Anne Keane Nee Brennan,

 

England & Dromerin, both Burial of Ashes afterwards Gale Cemetery, Ballybunion Rd.      10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

1st                          Joe Somers, Bundoran, Donegal  late of Billeragh, Finuge, Months Mind, Burial of Ashes, Kilsinan  Cemetery, Tralee Rd.     10.30am

 

                Brendan & Kathleen Daly, William St. /

 

James Lyons, Bedford    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

2nd                        Mass for fine weather for the Races,

 

requested by Race Company      9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 26th August      

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers:

 

                 John Guiney, Charles Street & Arus Mhuire

 

and all who died recently and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mary O Keeffe, Moyessa / Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda / Eileen Bunyan, Convent Cross

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  We warmly welcome our Holy Father Pope Francis who is in Ireland this weekend for the WMOF2018.  It is a very special weekend for our country and all Catholics in the world as over 45,000 gather to celebrate WMOF2018. This is an International gathering, which takes place once every three years somewhere in the world and this year it is in Dublin.  11,000 people have travelled from 116 countries. It has been focusing on family life and faith.  The Conference began on Wednesday last in the RDS, Dublin. Festival of Families  on this Saturday evening in Croke Park and  concluding  with Pope Francis visiting Knock  this Sunday morning and concluding  with the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park in the afternoon. We wish all travelling from our Parish every grace and bless. Tune into all the events on RTE television and Radio. Please pray for its success of the event as we pray for all of our families.

 

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND FOR  DIOCESAN NEEDS:  Our September Diocesan Collection is taking place next weekend, Saturday, 1st  Sept. & Sunday 2nd which  funds  various Diocesan Needs and Committees.

 

AUTUMN DUES / OFFERINGS: are due in September.  This is one of the four collections in any one year, along with Christmas, Spring  and November offerings that support your own priests and  priests of the Diocese. It is the yellow envelope in your Parish Envelope Box or you may use the loose envelope at the back of the church this weekend.  Any offer is much appreciated  and may drop into the Parish Office or drop into offertory place at any time throughout the month. Thanks.

 

BOOKING OF MASSES FOR 2019: Please note that Denise in the Parish Office will have her  Diary  2019 for the Booking of masses  during the calendar year of 2019 opened as from the first week in October, 2018.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION Saturday 1st September the Diocesan JPIC committee will lead an ecumenical prayer service @ 11am in Tralee Town Park. There will also be a multifaith service in Killarney @ 10.30am in St. Mary’s of the Sloes led by Rev Simon Lumby.

 

ANNUAL PATTERN DAY  MASS Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate the annual Pattern Day  Mass at Our Lady’s Well and  Grotto in Ballyheigue on Saturday  8th September at 11.00am . Please come and join us on this historical day in our Parish as we celebrate Our Lady’s birthday . You are all most welcome.

 

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL: We wish all our parishioners returning to school this week every blessing in the year ahead.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

PRESENTATION PRIMARY GIRLS SCHOOL Opening Tuesday 28th August for all pupils.

 

BLOOD DONATION CLINIC will take place in the Listowel Arms Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th from 5pm. to 8pm. 3000 units of blood are every week. 1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life.

 

LOCAL LINK KERRY ARE CURRENTLY PILOTING AN EVENING BUS SERVICE INTO LISTOWEL ON FRIDAY NIGHTS,  This service is available to all who wish to use it. Route 1 - Depart 20.00    Return 23.10 Derry - Door's Cross – Clonmacon  - Guineys Cross Rd - Coolaclarog - Bedford - Cliveragh to Listowel Route 2 - Depart 20.45    Return 24.05 Curraghatoosane - Derra - Shrone West -Inch East - Inch West- Drommurin - Ennismore - Killacrim to Listowel Door to door collection where possible.  Services are available to all.  €5 return   Free Travel Pass accepted  To register  for further information please contact Local Link Kerry on 066 71 47002

 

BRINGING BACK THE SHOWBANDS CONCERT returns to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thursday next 30th Aug. Appearing on the night will be Paddy Cole, Linda Martin, Ronan Collins, Shaun O'Dowd, The Conquerors, and Keith & Lorraine  A donation from each ticket will go toward the Kerry/Cork Health Link bus. Tickets are available from the following numbers. 087-2273755 or 087-2684540. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.30 start.

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

TARBERT MACRA meeting Monday 27th August 8:30pm in Swanky Bar. Come along to kick off the new Macra year and hear about upcoming events. New members welcome...bring a friend! We would love to see Tarbert Macra going from strength to strength this year so a good turnout would be a great start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           18th     7.30pm Seán & Stasia Neligan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun      19th    10.00am    Holy Souls

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa (1st Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 20th to Sunday 26th August

 

Mon      20th  12 noon     Funeral Mass for Bríd Flavin, Cuss 

 

                                                                (burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel) Sat           25th   7.30pm     John Grinsell, Clounprohus (Anni)

 

 Sun       26th  11.00am    Vincent Walsh, Aughrim & Ballylongford (1st Anni)

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th August

 

 Wed 22nd   7.30pm        Nora Moore, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

 Sun       26th  10.00am    Parishioners

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the family of Pats Carmody, Meen, Listowel, those living in Listowel and those living here in the Parish.    To the family of Bríd Flavin, Cuss whose funeral arrangements are as follows: 

 

Reposing at Lyons, Derry, Listowel this Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm with removal to Moyvane Church. 

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 12noon with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery,

 

Listowel.   May she Rest In Peace.  The death has occurred in Manchester of Bridie O’Carroll, wife of Con

 

O’Carroll and a sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll, New Houses, Moyvane.  Bridie’s funeral will take place in Manchester next Friday.   Our prayerful support and sympathy to the aforementioned families.  May Pats and Bríd and Bridie enjoy new blessings in the presence of our loving Saviour Jesus Christ.  Rest in His loving care.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:

 

Opening Mass takes place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Tuesday 21st August @6.15pm. Bishop Ray will preside and the newly formed Diocesan choir will lead the music ministry. Céad míle fáilte roimh chuile dhuine.  The World Meeting of Families begins on Wednesday and continues for five days.  From our Diocese 236 people have signed up as volunteers and 130 from Choirs across the Diocese will be joining the Choir for the Papal

 

Mass.  Bishop Ray urges all of us to join in participation in the WMOF 2018 and in the visit of Pope Francis. Please do so whether you travel to Dublin or Knock or remain at home. Thanks to RTE, (both T.V. and Radio) and to all the social media outlets you can join in from your own home. Look up the programme schedule well in advance. Watch it with other family members.  Our prayerful good wishes to all involved.

 

SO DISAPPOINTING:  Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Séan O’Malley, OFM CAP, Major Panel Moderator –

 

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.  The Irish Catholic tells us this week the following about Cardinal O’Malley: “He is a popular and praised figure in the Church, commended for his role in addressing historical clerical abuse in the Boston area.  He has indicated a zero-tolerance policy against sexual abuse and in 2013 announced a pontifically approved commission, the pontifical commission for the protection of minors, whose purpose is to prevent clerical sex abuse and help victims”.  I find it extremely disappointing and sad that one week before the World Meeting of Families, where Archbishop O’Malley was to give a talk on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, that he has decided not to attend due to difficulties in a local Seminary in Boston.  We all desperately needed to hear him speak on this subject, which is still causing so much hurt, not only in Ireland but right across the world.  

 

 

 

                                                        NO TIME FOR MOURNING

 

Our modern day world doesn’t give us easy permission to mourn.  It’s underlying message is that we move on quickly from loss and hurt, keep our grief quiet, remain strong always and get on with life.  But mourning is something that’s vital to our health, something we owe to ourselves.  Without mourning our only choice is to grow hard and bitter in the face of disappointment, rejection and loss.  We have many things to mourn in life:  we are forever losing people and things.  Loved ones die, relationships die, friends move away, a marriage falls apart, a love we want but can’t have obsesses us, a dream ends in disappointment, our children grow away from us, jobs are lost, and so too one day our youth and our health.  How do we mourn so that our mourning is not an unhealthy self-indulgence but a process that restores us to health and joyfulness.  There’s no simple formula and the formula is different for everyone. We cannot simply will our emotions back to health.  They need to heal and healing takes time.                         

 

                                                                           ANGRY

 

 For starters in many instances there is the need to give ourselves permission to be angry, to rage for a time, to allow ourselves to feel the disappointment, loss, unfairness and anger.  Loss can be bitter and that bitterness needs to be accepted with honesty but also with courage and discipline to not let it have us lash out at others.  We must acknowledge that we need help.  All pain can be borne if it can be shared and so we need people to listen to us and share our pain without trying to fix it.  Pride is our enemy here.  We need the humility to entrust others to see our wounds.  The late Fr. Henri Nouwen was  a great Priest and a fantastic writer.  He was very familiar with mourning and loss.  An over-sensitive soul, he sometimes suffered depression and obsessions that left him emotionally paralysed and seeking professional help.  On one such occasion while working through a major depression, he wrote that lovely insightful book, ‘The Inner Voice of Love’.   

 

WORKING THROUGH DEPRESSION

 

There he gives us this advice:  “The great challenge is living your wounds through instead of thinking them through it is better to cry than to worry, better to feel your wounds deeply than to understand them, better to let them enter into your silence than to talk about them.  The choice you face constantly is whether you are taking your hurts to your head or to your heart.  In your head you can analyse them, find their causes and consequences and coin words to speak and write about.  But no final healing is likely to come from that source.  You need to let your wounds go down into your heart then you can live them through and discover that they will destroy you”.  Your heart is greater than your wounds.   Life is greater than death.  God’s love and goodness is greater than all loss.  Mourning our losses correctly draws us closer to Jesus and will assure us of new life after our death.

 

THANK YOU:  I was delighted and touched with the wonderful attendance at the Holy Day Masses on 14th/15th in honour of Our Blessed Lady.  Last weekend I invited you to make the Holy Day special.  You responded so generously.  Thank you so very much.  Your offertory collection amounted to €705.15.  Excellent!  Our Lady bless our homes and families.  P.S.  All Novena Ceremonies from Knock Shrine can be viewed on www.knockshrine.ie 

 

LEAVING CERT RESULTS:  Warm congratulations and blessings on all who received their leaving cert results on August 15th.  We are proud of all of you.  Very well done.  May God’s generous hand guide all of you as you start the next stage of your education journey.  Well done to all your teachers and families who have brought you so generously to this stage of life’s journey.  You all have loads of choices.  Choose well and may God’s Holy Spirit guide, encourage and direct you.   

 

YOUNG FOOTBALL STARS:  The past week has been simply incredible for our young footballers in the Parish.  Our u13’s and u16’s achieved mighty results.  There is a great source of joy and wonderful expectancy that these young and gifted footballers will bring delightful joy to our Parish in future years and please God we will have players to wear the Kerry jersey with pride.  The results are as follows:  u13’s Moyvane 3-14; Emmets Listowel 2-07.  U16’s Moyvane 0-17; Annascaul/Lispole 1-7.  Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all involved with the U13’s and u16’s for placing Moyvane GAA at the top of the table in under age football. Moyvane Abú!!

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY: Sunday 23rd Sept at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and Dancing!! 

 

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Ard Churam. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086/8 8696341. SEASON OF CREATION:  Sept 1st to Oct 4th.  Right across the world and here in our own Diocese, we will be celebrating and honouring the Season of Creation for the next five weeks.   The theme in our Diocese is  ‘Be part of the solution to plastic pollution’.  Information leaflets at the back of the Church.  

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           11th     7.30pm Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun      12th    10.00am    Parishioners (Home & Away)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 13th to Sunday 19th August

 

Mon      13th        7.30pm                Mossie O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

Tues 14th             7.30pm                Vigil – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ciss Dore, New Houses (Months Mind) Wed  15th            11.00am              Holy Day of Obligation - Parishioners

 

Sat          18th        7.30pm                Seán & Stasia Neligan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Sun        19th       11.00am               Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa (1st Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th August

 

Wed 15th             7.30pm                Feast Day – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

                                                                Special Intention – thanksgiving (please note time) Sun                 19th       10.00am                 Holy Souls

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Fr Seán Hanafin, Ballybunion  087/8341083.  Emergencies only.  

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses this weekend for the Pastoral & Retreat Centres.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Paddy O’Connor & Family, Kilbaha on the death of his mother Nell O’Connor, Lodge Cross, Causeway.  Nell was in her 101st year and has left wonderful memories and blessings to her family and to all who were privileged to know her.  May she Rest In Peace. 

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: next Monday night August 13th in the Marian Hall at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend.  The Committee would like to thank Fr. Kevin McNamara, Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Fr. Dan Aherne for concelebrating the three Masses.  The Committee would also like to thank the following for providing car parking – Leo Finucane, Tom Moore, Seamus Clancy, Michael Brosnan, Aiden Stack.  The Committee would also like to thank the Altar Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, the Choir and the general public for their very generous contribution for the gate collection.  

 

O’SHEA’S OF KERRY COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Grandparents Pilgrimage Sunday 9th September.

 

Coach Departs from Listowel at 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale 8.15am (The Church)  066-7180123. HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:  Joe Walsh Tours are running two pilgrimages to the Holy Land.  The first one is from 20th – 28th October and the second one is 28th October – 5th November.  info@joewalshtours.ie  KNOCK NOVENA:  commences this Tuesday 14th August to Wednesday 22nd August.  Details of speakers are available on the pamphlets at the back of the Church.  

 

ALTAR SOCIETY:  A very special word of thanks to all those in the Altar Society who look after the flower arranging in Moyvane Church.  They cover all seasons and celebrations in our Church and indeed they excelled for our recent Ordination and First Mass of Fr. Seán Jones.  This is a voluntary group and we are grateful to our dedicated group of parishioners who give their time and talents to this society.   Olive Keane, Eileen Roche, Anne O’Flaherty, Marie Walsh, Mary Kearney, Ita O’Connell, Sharon Quinn, Marie Stack, Catherine Carmody and Madge Groarke.   In Knockanure Church the flower arranging is done excellently by Margaret Carmody.  If any parishioners wish to get involved in this Ministry see Eileen Collins in Moyvane Church and Margaret Carmody for Knockanure Church.  

 

        LETTERS HOME

 

Dear Joan,

 

I got your letter today.  It’s good to see that you’re enjoying your holiday after all the pressure of the exams.  I was interested in what you were saying about giving up on God after the way some of the exams turned our despite all your prayers!  It brought a smile to my face, as I remembered your Mum saying the same thing to me not so many years ago.  You see, Joan, it’s not only God, but parents too, that have to say “No” sometimes.  Still I think your Mum stuck with your Grandad and me even if she grumbled.  We’d give her anything you know, but there are limits.  Do you remember all the prayers you said for me in National School years ago, when I was very sick?  All those cards!  You know Joan, sometimes we can make our faith into an all or nothing thing.  We can even try and pull God down to the size of our needs, praying for health, wealth, love, success – whatever.  It doesn’t seem to work that way, Joan, not with God at least. I used to get mad with God myself when he wasn’t answering my prayers.  Now, I look on Him more as a friend, somebody very close to me beside me.  I just sit quietly sometimes and feel very much in God’s presence. Maybe in a funny way like the way your mother enjoyed being with us, even when we said “NO”.  Blessings, good wishes and our loving prayers Joan as you set out on the next stage of your education journey.  

 

          Your loving Gran, Mary.

 

ENJOYING THE HOLIDAYS WITH LOVE

 

An eminent baby specialist had a standard treatment for frail, newborn babies who failed to gain weight. 

 

When he came to the baby’s cot during his rounds in the hospital, he invariably scrawled the following direction to the nurse in attendance.  “THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY TO BE LOVED EVERY THREE HOURS”.  A wise and kind Doctor indeed to recommend such medicine!  Still in holiday time all can play our part in loving, encouraging and helping each other to enjoy this holiday time to the full.  Be aware too that Jesus loves us every second of everyday.  He loves us so much that no human words can describe it.  Let us pray that we can enjoy and celebrate that love in new ways these magnificent holiday days.  

 

WISDOM OF LITTLE CHILDREN

 

During the very recent fabulous spell of sunshine, coming from Knockanure I slowed down passing Ahavoher Cemetery, when I saw a young parishioner coming out the gate with Mum and Dad.  I stopped and got out to have a few words with them.  My young friend said,  “Look Fr. at the sky, when the clouds turn red the sun knows it’s time for bed and it goes down”.  Overcome by a sudden desire to seize this magic moment, I said something like how important it is to take time everyday to notice the beauty of nature.  My little friend looked at me with puzzled eyes – “Fr, it was I who told you to look at the sky.  You woudn’t have looked at it but for me!” , and off he went smiling.  Give the little children the opportunities to share their wisdom.

 

BREAKABLE

 

A woman struggled into her Post Office one day carrying what was obviously a heavy parcel.   She said it contains a large family Bible which she was sending to a relative who was researching the Family Tree.  With great difficulty, she placed it on the scales.  “Is there anything breakable in this package?”, she was asked.  “Yes”, she replied, “the Ten Commandments”.  As a matter of interest how many of you can reel off the Ten Commandments?  Just to refresh you……….. look right!

 

                HOURS AND HOURS!!

 

Do you ever feel there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do all you have to do?  If so, consider this:  if you decide to get up thirty minutes earlier for a whole year, you will find you will have seven and a half more days to enjoy than if you spent the time sleeping.  If you do find these extra hours, remember, what counts is not the number of hours you put it, but how much you put into the hours.  A pleasant and enjoyable week to one and all.  A special welcome to all who are visiting our Parish these August days.

 

August 2018

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. Office closed Monday 6th August.

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            4th     7.30pm   Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Listowel (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       5th   10.00am       Pat Lynch, Lower Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni) 

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased family members

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Parishioners 

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 6th to Sunday 12th August

 

Mon  6th   8.00pm            AHAVOHER CEMETERY MASS

 

Wed   8th   8.00pm           MURHUR CEMETERY MASS

 

Thurs   9th            7.30pm                Special Intention – Sick

 

Sat          11th        7.30pm                Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Sun        12th       11.00am               Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th August

 

Tues  7th   8.00pm            KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASS

 

Fri           10th        7.30pm                Ellen Collins (Anni), her husband Laurence and their

 

                                                                son Maurice, Lisaniskea

 

Sun        12th   10.00am   Parishioners (Home & Away)

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Fr. Brendan Walsh (Causeway)  087/7913271.  Emergencies only.  

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 11th/12th for the Pastoral & Retreat Centres.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Lilly and Jackie McMahon & family, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna on the death of Lilly’s brother Joe Somers, whose funeral took place in Kinlough, Co. Leitrim.   May Joe Rest In Peace.

 

BISHOP RAY ON WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN THE DIOCESE

 

Celebrations throughout the Diocese with an Opening time of prayer for World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place across all 26 Dioceses of Ireland on the evening of Tuesday 21st August. In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral @ 6.15pm. There is an open invitation for everyone to come and join in this celebration. A choir of over 100 people from parishes in all parts of the Diocese (who will be part of the great choir in the Phoenix Park) will participate.  I invite all our parishes to unite with this Mass by ringing their Church bells at 6.10pm across the Diocese. May the pealing of bells be a reminder that the joy of love in families is also the joy of the Church and an invitation to all people to pray for families.  All are invited to join in this World Meeting of Families week-long celebration of faith and family life. There are many for whom the journey to Dublin or Knock is too much. Please join in spiritually at home and in your local Church. Thanks to Sr. Aileen and the Pastoral Centre for producing a Liturgical Resource for the Mass of each day of

 

this special week. God bless all families in our Diocese, especially any home where for whatever reason life is difficult at this time.                         Bishop Ray. IT’S GOOD TO TALK!

 

If the past week has been difficult for you as the result of the screening of the excellent film ‘Spotlight’ on TV last Wednesday coupled with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, telling the Nation on Thursday that it is still uncertain whether Pope Francis will meet abuse victims during his thirty-six hour visit to Ireland later this month.  The first thing survivors need is recognition.   Mr. Jim Sheehy is the designated liaison person here in the Diocese and is contactable on 087/6362780 should anyone have any issues from the aforementioned.  

 

                                THAT LITTLE BIT OF PAPER……..

 

It is told of the late great preacher, Sadhu Sundar Singh, that many years ago, he was distributing Gospels in the central provinces of India and he came across some non-Christians on a train.  A short time into the journey he offered a man a copy of John’s Gospel.  The man took it, tore it into pieces in anger and threw the pieces out of the window.  That seemed the end, but it so happened in the lovely providence of God there was a man idly walking along the line that very day and he picked up a little bit of paper and looked at it.  The piece he picked, the words in his own language were “I am the Bread of Life”.  He hadn’t a clue what it meant.  Later back in his own village he enquired among his friends and one of them said, “I can tell you it is out of the Christian book.  You must not read it or you will be defiled” The man thought for a moment and then said, “I want to read the book that contains that beautiful phrase”.  A few days later, he bought a copy of the New Testament.  He was shown where the sentence occurred – the words of Jesus “I am the Bread of Life”.  This led the man to study the Gospels.  The experience of these studies brought the man closer to Jesus.  His heart and life was changed.  Later he became a preacher of the Gospel in the central provinces of India.  That little bit of paper through God’s Spirit was indeed the Bread of Life to him.   Be mindful and watchful to God’s Holy Spirit and to the little bits of paper He places before us from time to time.

 

BREAD

 

Be gentle when you touch bread

 

Let it not lie uncared for – unwanted       

 

So often bread is taken for granted

 

There is much beauty in bread

 

Beauty of sun and soil

 

Beauty of patient toil

 

Winds and rain have caressed it

 

Jesus always blessed it

 

Be gentle when you touch bread.

 

NOTICES

 

PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY (SCHOOL CLEANER): Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure (4 teacher school with 82 pupils). Part-Time position available (8 hours per week, Wednesday evenings – 2 hours/ weekends – 6 hours).  Previous cleaning experience and experience of working in a school setting is desirable. Candidates to forward a C.V. which should include contact information for a minimum of 3 professional referees, one of whom must be your current/last employer, submitted in writing, by post on, or before 10/08/2018 to:

 

Ms. Brenda Clancy, Chairperson Board of Management, Lissaniska, Kilmorna, Listowel, Co.  Kerry.

 

Appointment will be subject to (but not limited to) satisfactory references.

 

The appointment will be subject to Garda Vetting Requirements.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 13th August.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  All welcome.  If attending please contact the office on 49799.

 

KNOCKANURE VINTAGE DAY:  Where has the year gone?  It’s Vintage time next Sunday 12th in Knockanure Village.  Displays, sports, butter making, home cooking/baking etc.  This special day starts at 12noon.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

BATTERY CANDLES:  As many have asked for battery candles for the graves, we have them in stock in the Parish Office.  They will be for sale at our Cemetery Masses this Mon, Tues & Wed.  Batteries included.  €5. TICKETS FOR THE POPE’S MASS:  There are five tickets for the Mass in Phoenix Park (Pope’s Mass) still available.  If interested please see me after Mass.

 

BLESSINGS & WELCOME:  to all our visitors to our Parish this holiday weekend.  May the Lord keep us all happy and safe.  Let’s hope Kerry will be happy on Saturday night in Killarney and yours truly happy in Thurles on Sunday!!  Ciarraí Abú and the Banner too!!

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  We are fortunate to have the Listowel Family Resource Centre so close to our Parish constantly providing courses to help all ages and group to better their skills to cope with lifes challenges.  They currently have published their Autumn schedule of courses which one can get more information on by contacting to book contact Toni Clarke on 068/23584.

 

WELL DONE! Congratulations and well done to those in Knockanure and Moyvane who have wonderful floral displays outside their homes and dotted in the villages and who have kept them fresh during the hot weather.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   5th     12th   August       

 

Sat.

 

4th         Catherine O Shea, Ballygologue Pk, 1st Ann. /

 

Fr. Kieran O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Eileen Leahy, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Private Intention              6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

5th                         Edward, Bridget & Seamus Fealy,

 

O’Connell’s Ave                9.00am

 

                Deceased Members of the McElligott Family, Bunagara & Peggy Mahoney, College Rd.  11.30am

 

Mon 6th                                               10.30am

 

Tues 7th                               Teresa & Jimmy Loughnane, Ballygologue Pk.     10.30am

 

Wed 8th                                                                               10.30am

 

Thurs 9th                                                             10.30am

 

 Fri. 10th               Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee /

 

Johnny & Bridie O Riordan, Gortacrissane               10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

11th                                       10.30am

 

                John Enright, Knockane, Months Mind. /

 

Michael Quilter, Ballyduff /

 

Eddie & Margaret Fitzgerald, Lenamore, Coolaclarig & London /

 

Lily Hennessy, Killocrim /

 

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane                 Vigil

 

6.00pm

 

 Sun.

 

12th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown /

 

Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig /

 

Mary Keane, William St.                11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 5th August      

 

Fr.  Walsh,  087-7913271  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS  Harry Hilliard, Crough, Lisselton.

 

Catherine (Kitty) Killeen,  Miltown Malbay.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Tome Carmody, Derry / Paul Walsh, Greenville / John & Hannah O Brien, Cahirdown / Terry Buckley, Patrick St. / Bridie Flaherty, Charles St. / Teresa Loughnane, Ballygologue Pk. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

POPE FRANCIS’ WMF2018 MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK On Sunday 26th August.  The bus will cost €20 each, tickets for the Mass are free. 5 tickets left if anyone is interested.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND  FOR THE PASTORAL & RETREAT CENTRES: will be taken up after communion  11th & 12th August. At each of our masses. Thanks.

 

COULD YOU NOT SPEND ONE HOUR WITH ME?” Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wed 11am to 8pm. You are invited and encouraged to visit.

 

THE LEGION OF MARY IN KERRY are sponsoring 2 young people

 

 (age 18-40), to attend the Catholic Young Adults Conference being held on 1st & 2nd September in All Hallows, Dublin.

 

You do not need to be a practising Catholic but have goodwill towards the Church. Contact Patricia 0879048659.

 

CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DIOCESE OF TUESDAY AUGUST 21st     An Opening Time Of Prayer For World Meeting Of Families 2018 will take place across all 26 Dioceses of Ireland on the evening of Tuesday 21st August. In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral @ 6.15pm. There is an open invitation for everyone to come and join in this celebration. A choir of over 100 people from parishes in all parts of the diocese (who will be part of the great choir in the Phoenix Park) will participate. (More details later)

 

VMM INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF LAY MISSION:  VMM would like to reconnect with returned volunteers who participated on our projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America throughout the years and invite you to our Gathering and Gala Dinner celebrations in Dublin on September 1st.. For more details: http://www.vmminternational.org/vmm-international-celebrates-50th-anniversary/

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Vigil Mass on  Saturday next, August 11th  will be at the earlier time of 6.00pm. to facilitate the Revival Concert which will begin in the Square at 7.00 p.m. The organising committee have asked for this and will facilitate the Parking and management of traffic coming to our  Mass. This is for this weekend only and we thank you for your co-operation.

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE Will be closed this Monday 6th (Bank Holiday) normal office hours resumes Tuesday morning August 7th.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

THE NATIONAL CANCER SOCIETY Wishes to thank everyone who helped and contributed to their recent Church gate collection. Amount raised was €2,186.00.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY: will host a FREE Balloon Blasts Workshop for 5-7 Yr Old's on Saturday August 18th at 2 PM. Places Limited, advance booking necessary. Tel: 068-23044.

 

THE FRENCH CONNECTION WITH NORTH KERRY in association with Listowel Town Twinning Committee On Tuesday 14th August at 11am in St Johns, The Square, Dr Declan Downey UCD & Tarbert, will give an illustrated lecture. All are welcome to renew acquaintances and meet our French visitors from Panissieres.

 

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

 

SERVISOURCE HEALTHCARE Are recruiting qualified Healthcare Assistants for an Intellectual Disability facility in the Tralee area. We offer flexible working hours and competitive rates of pay – shifts available immediately. For more info please contact Orla Philpott on (021) 427 9916 or email ophilpott@servisource.ie”

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.  Each person receives a personal record card with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE UPCOMING AUTUMN PROGRAMMES RAINBOWS – Separation/Bereavement programme 7-12yrs  Wed. 19th Sept. at 5.15pm. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Skills Programme

 

Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th Sept. at 9am. SAFE TALK – Suicide Alertness Training Tues. 9th Oct. at 10am to 1pm. INCREDIBLE YEARS – Parenting Programme Wed. 3rd Oct at 9.30am-12.30pm. UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM –  Wed 10th Oct at 10am to 4pm. BABY & US – Parent and Baby Programme with various topics  from Professionals Tues 16th Oct at 10am – 12pm. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT:   Toni  Tel: 068 23584

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

 

 

Notes Aug 2018

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          28st    7.30pm     Denis Corridan, Murhur (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun     29th   10.00am      Edward Carmody, Knockanure (Anni) & his parents Mary & Jack

 

 

 

Mass Moyvane-  Fri 3rd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel (Anni); Sat 4th at 7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Listowel and Sun 5th at 11.00am for Parishioners. Mass Knockanure -Thurs 2nd at 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy, Knockanure and Sun 5th at 10.00am for Pat Lynch, Lower Carrueragh & deceased family members.                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Moore Family, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna on the death of their beloved mother Nora whose funeral we celebrated on Wednesday last in Knockanure.  Nora left beautiful memories to family, neighbours and all who were privileged to know her.  May she enjoy the happiness and joys of God’s Kingdom today and always.  May she Rest In Peace.   

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th August.  Information/booking contact: Helen – 086/1678027 hellywilliams@gmail.com GRAVEYARD MEETING:  On Monday 30th July at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  All welcome.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES:  It’s that time of the year again when we honour our faithful departed with our Cemetery Masses.   Please inform anyone living outside the Parish and who have loved ones buried in these cemeteries of the following dates and times. Thank you.

 

Monday 6th August               Ahavoher Cemetery                                                 8pm  

 

Tuesday 7th August                 Knockanure                                                                8pm 

 

Wednesday 8th August                          Murhur                                                                        8pm  

 

LEGION OF MARY:  This year’s Catholic Young Adult Conference will be held on 1st/2nd September in All Hallows, Dublin.  This conference is organised by the Legion of Mary where a large number of young adults attend.  The Diocese are sponsoring two young adults aged between 20-40 to go to the conference.  They don’t have to be practising Catholics but have good will towards the Church.  Anyone wishing to attend this conference please contact Helen Moynihan at the Diocesan Office 064/6631168.  

 

LOUGH DERG 2018:  You may begin the three day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th

 

August.  Advance booking is not necessary. For information regarding public transport telephone Lorraine on 071/9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518).  info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

 

                  FLAGS LIVING DANGEROUSLY

 

Kerry flags were within seconds of been put away last Sunday.  A fantastic goal by wonder player David Clifford saved the day.  At 5pm this Saturday the Banner men take on All-Ireland Champions Galway.  Good luck to the Banner.  Will I be putting the Clare flags away on Monday?  No way!  Up the Banner!!

 

                          THE BREAD OF LIFE……..HOLY COMMUNION

 

This weekend, the story is the same but the storyteller is different, or had you not noticed?  I don’t blame you if you haven’t, as it is not the writer of the Gospel we are concerned with but what it contains.  For weeks, it has been the life of Jesus as told by Mark.  However, for the next five Sundays our guide will be John.  If you remember from last weekend, the Apostles were desperately trying to get a few days off duty to rest and recharge their batteries.  So with Jesus, they headed for Bethsaida.  The aforementioned is a lovely spot, next to the lovely Sea of Galilee with a small plain where grass always grows – an ideal place for a picnic.  As it turned out, it was a picnic for far more than the Apostles and Jesus.  As they stepped ashore, a huge crowd confronted them and lovingly Jesus recognised each and everyone of them.  He said, “They are like sheep without a shepherd” and tired as He was He began to guide them.  Time flew by unnoticed, understandably, as Jesus was the preacher.  It was getting late and they were in a secluded spot.  Jesus posed a question to Himself – what about the food situation?  It’s right to feed the soul and mind but the body needs food too.  Philip was a local man (parishioner) and he was asked to help, but there was no joy from him.  Even if he tried to find a place open with enough bread in stock it would have taken the equivalent of six or seven months wages to pay for it.  He stood his ground and didn’t get involved.  However, Andrew said, “wait a minute, there is a little boy here with five barley loaves and two fish”.  He asked the little boy for them and he parted with them with a heart and a half.  Philip laughed and said sarcastically, “that won’t feed many”.  Andrew said, “I will give them to my loving Master”.  Jesus was delighted to get this food and He prayed the grace before meals the same one as we all use, ‘BLESS US, O LORD, AND THESE YOUR GIFTS WHICH WE ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE FROM YOUR BOUNTY, THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN’  The food was given out and everyone had plenty.  As John was present at this powerful miracle and was as excited as all those who were privileged to be present he carries on from there and devotes a whole chapter to the ‘Bread of Life’ and the promise of what you and I call ‘Holy Communion’.  For the next four weeks that will be our subject.  The chapter in the Gospel is the sixth and when it appears in our Sunday Masses once every three years it is always around the holiday season.  There are very many important things for us to believe but I have always felt that no one is more important than our meeting with Jesus in Holy Communion.  I am always available to guide and help anyone wishing to restart a relationship with Jesus in Holy Communion.  Don’t be fearful.  Jesus works miracles when we hand things over to Him.  We can all make the next four weeks special.  

 

                  ‘THE GRAMMAR OF MEALS’

 

Since coming to North Kerry, I have had many, many meals alone.  In all my former places of work I was in community with other Priests, which gave me the opportunity to eat with others.  Humans do not simply eat together, we share meals.  Indeed, it is this meal sharing that is distinctively human.  We have ‘the grammar of meals’.  In the simplest or most elaborate meal there are basic codes that are common human property.  A simple example is that we place common food midway

 

between the sharers; we divide the food so that all get a share.  When guests are present ‘family members hold back’.  I think all of this has huge implications for Eucharist – Holy Communion – Mass.  Does the above ‘grammar of meals’ apply to our daily and Sunday Masses?  Can I allow you to be present at our meal (Mass) and then refuse to share the food with you?  Can you be at the table and not be offered food to eat and a cup to drink?  If you are at the table and refuse my offer I will be offended and wonder why you are there at all.  Likewise, if you are there and express a willingness to eat, then can I be a host of the Divine Banquet and yet respond with what would be wrong behaviour on any other occasion?  Because we can confess that we can be elbow to elbow with the Lord around His Eucharistic table, it surely follows that we have to accept that the grammar of meals applies there.  Each day we pray in the present tense that ‘The Father’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven’.  Moreover, we see any expression of this will bring an anticipation of the end.  What we pray for now is that which we shall enjoy in the fullness in heaven.  Is our liturgy of the Mass inclusive or exclusive?

 

A HUGE THANK YOU

 

A huge thank you to one and all who attended and took part in our thanksgiving celebrations last Sunday.  Weather, food, music, dancing and community spirit was utterly fantastic.  Thank you. 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   28th     5th   August       

 

Sat.

 

28th                       Lisa McAuliffe, Sydney, 1st Anniversary & Nancy & Pat McAuliffe, Bedford /

 

Ita Cronin, Coolagown / John O Connell, Woodford / Albert Byrne, Dublin /

 

Mary & Donie Griffin, Siveen, Ballygologue Rd. /  Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna, Birthday Remembrance  6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

29th                       Jimmy & Rita Galvin & Tomas & May Bowen /

 

Briede Murphy, Church St. /

 

Joe & Peggy Gleeson, Church St.              9.00am

 

                Anne McEneaney, Gurtacrissane, Months Mind / Peggy O Connor, Finuge /

 

Brendan & Dick O’Connor, Convent St.  11.30am

 

Mon 30th                            Jack & Bridie Greaney, Toornageehy /

 

Nancy & Jim O Connor, Shrone  10.30am

 

Tues 31st                             Special Intention /

 

Noreen Moran nee Dowling, Woodford                10.30am

 

Wed 1st                                                                               10.30am

 

Thurs 2nd                                           Billy McMullan, Tralee    10.30am

 

 Fri. 3rd                 Eileen & Jeremiah Hannon, Rathea            10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass              7.00pm

 

 Sat.

 

4th                         Ita & Willie Keane, Church St.     10.30am

 

                Catherine O Shea, Ballygologue Pk, 1st Ann. /

 

Fr. Kieran O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Eileen Leahy, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Private Intention              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

5th          Edward, Bridget & Seamus Fealy, O’Connell’s Ave           9.00am

 

                Deceased Members of the McElligott Family, Bunagara & Peggy Mahoney, College Rd.  11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday July , 29th     

 

Fr.  Comer,  087-6807197  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS  Nora Moore, Kilmeany, Kilmorna.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Deceased Members of the  Devereaux Family, Maurice Cahill & Rose Fitzmaurice / Joe & Peggy Gleeson, Church St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his calls to the Sick & Housebound this week on Tuesday The Parish Office will make contact but should anyone new wish a visit, please ring the Office and he will be happy to call.  CONFESSIONS: on Thursday morning after mass and again on Saturday morning next.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (3rd August). Usual masses at 10.30am  The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DIOCESE ON  TUESDAY AUGUST 21ST  MARKING OPENING OF WMF2018  will take place throughout the  26 Dioceses of Ireland on the evening of Tuesday 21st August..  In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral @ 6.15pm. There is an open invitation for everyone to come and join in this celebration. A choir of over 100 people from parishes in all parts of the diocese (who will be part of the great choir in the Phoenix Park) will participate. (More details later)

 

NOTICE FROM CURA: CURA service provision ceased on 15 June 2018.  Cura expressed its appreciation for all support received by CURA from parishes and Dioceses  of Ireland over its 41 years of operation.   Bishop Ray says: “I am conscious today of all the people who were part of Cura in Kerry through the years. And also of all the people who used their services. So much compassion, so much care, so much practical assistance to people in their hour of need.  Thank God for all that Cura has achieved over the years. 

 

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE to be held on 1/2nd September, in All Hallows, Dublin. It is a weekend event, organised by the Legion of Mary  at which large numbers of young adults attend.  The programme includes workshops, testimonies, discussion.  The young people come together to share and discuss their faith. On the Saturday night, there is music and entertainment.  The Legion of Mary in Kerry are sponsoring two young adults between 20 to 40-year-olds to come to Dublin for the conference.  

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE LOURDES 160th Anniversary. Led by Bishop Ray Browne. Theme: “Do whatever He tells you” September 2nd – 7th 2018 (including return visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Betharram, St. Michael Garicoits  & the Well of St. Roch Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers) Flights Ex Kerry Airport. Contact Janice on 064 77 58219.

 

LOUGH DERG 2018:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. For information regarding public transport telephone Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518).  info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Vigil Mass on  Saturday, August 11th  will be at the earlier time of 6.00pm. to facilitate the Revival Concert which will begin in the Square at 7.00 p.m. This is for this weekend only.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION  Annual Church Gate Collection 4th & 5th August.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS wishes to thank everyone who helped and donated to their recent Church gate collection. Amount raised was €1,481.00 thank you.

 

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.  Each person receives a personal record card with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.

 

LISTOWEL EMMETS have been delighted with the response we have received over the last number of weeks/months to our club development plan. To date we have completed our review and conducted our focus groups with findings from each stage now recorded. A draft of our plan will be available in early August and it is hoped an official launch of the plan will take place in September. We sincerely thank everyone that has taken time to participate and contribute as we continue to look forward together at building and progressing our club in the years ahead.

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          21st    7.30pm     Deceased of the Cronin Family, Leitrim West

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun     22nd    10.00am    Nora Buckley, Banaraha, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

MOYVANE:                         Open air               12noon                 Mass of Thanksgiving for the life & faith enjoyed

 

                                                                                                                                in our Parish (note time – Presbytery grounds)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th July

 

                                                                Tues 24th   7.30pm          Dora & Mossie Aherne, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

                                                                Wed 25th   7.30pm          Jeremiah Mulvihill, Glenalappa (Anni) & Deceased of

 

                                                                                                                                the Mulvihill & Connolly Families

 

                                                                Sat          28th     7.30pm   Denis Corridan, Murhur (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        29th  11.00am    Patrick O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 29th July

 

                                                                Sun        29th  10.00am    Edward Carmody, Knockanure (Anni) & his parents

 

                                                                                                                                Mary & Jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Fr. Denis O’Mahony  087/6807197. Emergencies only.  

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Dore Family on the death of their mother Ciss, 1 New Houses, Moyvane.  May Ciss enjoy new life and loving reunion with her husband Michael and children John, Mike and Kathleen.   Her requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption on Wednesday last. May Ciss Rest in Peace.

 

 POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK:  is on Sunday 26th August.   Our Parish is joining with Listowel Parish who have tickets for anyone wishing to travel on the bus which will be leaving from Listowel.  The bus ticket will cost €20 each.  To book please contact Denise in Listowel Parish office 068-21188 as soon as possible. 

 

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY: Open air Mass (weather permitting) at 12noon in the Presbytery grounds this Sunday 22nd.  It is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to almighty God for the many gifts and blessings that we take for granted.  After the Mass, if you wish to linger you can share in the BBQ and enjoy the music, singing and dancing that will follow.  Please note that this 12noon Mass replaces our usual Moyvane Church Mass at 11am.  It promises to be an enjoyable day.  Looking forward to seeing you there.  

 

MAIN DOOR OF MOYVANE CHURCH:  Due to a continual influx of swallows coming into the porch the main doors will remain closed during the week.  Access from the side door next to the school.  

 

SENIOR CITIZENS: Wish to thank all who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate collection. 

 

The amount collected came to €815.

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 27th July at 10am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

                           JESUS TAKES HIS APOSTLES ASIDE TO REST

 

Judson Swihart once put it like this:  Some people are like medieval castles.  Their high walls keep them safe from being hurt.  They protect themselves emotionally by permitting no exchange of feeling with others.  No one can enter.  They are secure from attack.  However, inspection of the occupant finds him or her lonely, rattling around the Castle alone.  The Castle dweller is a self-made prisoner.  He or she needs to feel loved by someone, but the walls are so high that it is difficult to reach out or for anyone to reach in.  To find Jesus, you and I must let others in.  Do you think that we have a community of faith in which we can seek, find and rest in Jesus?  

 

 DO WE KNOW HOW TO RELAX ANYMORE?

 

Last week the Apostles were sent out on their first mission and this week they return to report.  When you come to think of it, it must have been quite an ordeal for them, after all, they were very ordinary people.   Many of them were excellent fishermen.  As fishermen they needed patience, skill, courage and endurance in what could be and often were very dangerous weather conditions.  All of that they were used to; but having to stand up before a crowd and preach was an experience completely new to them.   Knees must have been knocking and butterflies fluttering in the stomach as they set out.  Such was the response from the listeners that nerves soon vanished and a warm glow of confidence took their place.   Unlike the very hostile reception that Jesus encountered in His hometown, the Apostles were treated very well.  Their confidence grew as they realised that despite their stumbling efforts it was not as much them speaking as Jesus speaking through them.  As a result, they came back full of themselves and bubbling over with enthusiasm.  Each vied with the other in describing their success and as they said they were so busy that there was scarcely time to eat.  Jesus must have been well pleased with them and I bet there were several pats on the back and many ‘well done’.  They lovely thing to me is that when the excitement died down Jesus told them that they had worked hard and done very well and that they deserved a rest, so He suggested they go away to a quiet place with no crowds.  How wise He was.  A gentle sail on the lake to the other shore would just fit the bill.  From where they were it was only about four miles across.  As always, however, the people had seen them go, and many set out on foot, walking the ten miles around the shore.   Within in a short time a huge congregation had assembled.  No rest for the wicked, we say!  No rest for the just either!  We shall never know whether the poor Apostles got their well-earned rest.  I suspect they did because Jesus would insist and cope with the large crowd Himself.  The lesson we can learn, perhaps, is the simple one of rest and work.  No one can work properly without rest, and you will find that you can’t rest properly without work.  We must view the whole of our life as Christian not just bits here and there.  Although we are together as a Parish family sharing the Mass at the same time each of us is meeting God in the privacy of our own hearts, and going out from our Masses to serve God in public.  We have a very noisy world.  Computers, televisions, all types of mobile phones etc are so much part of daily living.  They entertain us and almost think for us and they shop for us too.  Is the art of entertaining ourselves with a book or pleasant conversation dying out?  Do we know how to relax anymore?  One of the snags may be that we never give Jesus a chance to speak to us because we never sit still or quiet enough to listen.  Think about that.  

 

                                                                      NOTICES

 

DUAGH ANNUAL GRAVEYARD MASS: will be held at Duagh Cemetery on next Thursday, the 26th July at 8pm. A free shuttle bus service will be available from the local national school which Mass attendees are encouraged to make use of to reduce traffic congestion at the cemetery.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES:  It’s that time of the year again when we honour our faithful departed with our Cemetery Masses.   Please inform anyone living outside the Parish and who have loved ones buried in these cemeteries of the following dates and times. Thank you.

 

Monday 6th August               Ahavoher Cemetery                                                 8pm  

 

Tuesday 7th August                 Knockanure                                                                8pm 

 

Wednesday 8th August                          Murhur                                                                        8pm  

 

WHICH FLAG STAYS UP THE LONGEST?  Are the Kerry flags coming down next week?  No way!  Good luck to you as you head to Clones on Saturday.  Win, like the Clare hurlers and your Championship is still alive.  Blessing and good wishes to all who are travelling to Clonas.  Kerry Abú!  P.S.  Our Clare flags stay up until 28th July and please God beyond!  Up the Banner!!

 

MORE FUN!

 

I like this little gem I came across the other day, and I’m sure you will too:  “AN OPTIMIST MAY BE WRONG JUST AS OFTEN AS A PESSIMIST – BUT HE HAS MORE FUN”   How true!!

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

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

Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You.

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

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July

MOYVANE:                                         Sat          14th        7.30pm                Funeral Mass for Michael Moloney,

 

Keylod & London

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        15th       10.00am               Parishioners

MOYVANE:                                                                   11.00am    Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni) & her husband Thomas

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd July

                                                                Wed      18th        7.30pm                Special Intention – Sick

                                                                Thurs     19th        7.30pm                Special Intention

                                                                Fri           20th        7.30pm                Kate Flaherty, Woodgrove (Anni) & her daughter Mary

                                                                Sat          21st         7.30pm                Deceased of the Cronin Family, Leitrim West

                                                                Sun        22nd       12noon                Mass of Thanksgiving for the life & faith enjoyed

                                                                                                                                in our Parish (note time – Presbyter grounds)

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 22nd July

                                                                Sun        22nd      10.00am               Nora Buckley, Banaraha, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Fr. Denis O’Mahony  087/6807197. Emergencies only. 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Pat and William Moloney, Keylod and Thomas in Ardfert on the death of their brother Michael who died in London this week after a short illness.  Our Vigil Mass this Saturday evening will honour Michael’s life and memory.  Your presence with the family at this Mass would be deeply appreciated.  Funeral Mass and burial will be taking place in London at a later date.  May Michael Rest In Peace. 

Prayers and sympathy also to Willie Pierce and family on the death of his sister Kathleen Cummins in England.  Funeral will take place later in New Quay, Co. Clare.  We will keep the Pierce and Cummins family in our prayers and Masses this weekend. 

HANNAH FERGUSON (née Enright), formally of 6 New Houses Moyvane & London

A special Mass will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane on Saturday 21st July at 11am for Hannah Ferguson (née Enright) formally of 6 New Houses & London and her daughter Bridget Ferguson, London.  Burial of Ashes afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.  Hannah’s brother Bill Enright, l/o Corner House, Ballylongford died recently.  May Hannah, Bridget and Bill Rest in Peace.  Please keep the Ferguson and Enright families in your prayers at this time. 

GRAVEYARD COMMITEE: Ahavoher Graveyard clean up at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th July. 

POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK:  is on Sunday 26th August.   Our Parish is joining with Listowel Parish who have tickets for anyone wishing to travel on the bus which will be leaving from Listowel.  The bus ticket will cost €20 each.  To book please contact Denise in Listowel Parish office 068-21188 as soon as possible.

                                                                   DAY BY DAY

Have you heard of the pessimist who, when asked how he was, replied, “Oh, I have my bad days and my worse days?”  It reminds me of the day of the week as set down by the late James Joyce in one of his books: 

“MOANDAY, TEARSDAY, WAILSDAY, THUMPSDAY, FIGHTDAY, SHATTERDAY!”

Sadly there are people who seem to think like that. 

How much happier they would be if they kept the words of the Psalmist in mind –

“THIS IS THE DAY WHICH THE LORD HAS MADE.  LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT”

JESUS SENDS APOSTLES OUT ON MISSION

We can become like the dog in a large crate on the platform of a busy railway station.  He was the saddest dog you can imagine.  A lady asked about him, “You would be sad too if you were in his plight” she was told.  He chewed the tag off the crate and doesn’t know where he is going.  Are you fully aware that Jesus has a specific mission for you?  Are you living out that mission as Jesus has asked you to do?

THE HUG……..

Hugging is healthy.  It helps the body’s immune system, it keeps you healthier, it cures depression, it reduces stress, it induces sleep, it’s invigorating, it’s rejuvenating, it has no unpleasant side effects and hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug.  Hugging is all natural.  It is organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and one hundred per cent wholesome.  Hugging is practically perfect.  There are no movable parts, no batteries to wear out, no periodic check-ups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation proof, non-fattening, no monthly payments, no insurance requirements, theft-proof, non-taxable, non-polluting and of course fully returnable.  Try it- you’ll be surprised at how good it makes you feel.  Be thankful to God for the gift of love and the ability to hug one another. 

THREE YEARS AND I’M SO, SO HAPPY

This Monday July 16th marks my third Anniversary as P.P.  in the Parish I am really enjoying my time here and I thank you for your support, encouragement and help.  Sunday next our Parish BBQ is an ideal opportunity to gather and celebrate all that is good in our Parish.  Mass (open-air) at 12noon in the Presbytery lawn (at the back of the Priest’s house).  After Mass we will have a BBQ and a sing-song with lovely music.  Looking forward to seeing you there.  I am the first to admit that I make mistakes and I do things that I regret.  Mrs D.J. Morris from St. John’s Parish in Tamworth, where I worked for six years gave me the following verse when I was leaving the Parish.  She wrote these words:

“I didn’t always choose the way

That God had meant for me;

I didn’t always do the things I should,

And now I see;

Mistakes shine out like beacons

Now that time has done it’s test.

My only consolation?

I always did my best”.

As I begin my next term, my prayer is that all of us together will do our best in serving God and each other. 

A LOVE THAT REACHES OUT

There is a delightful one act play in Irish ‘An Pósadh’ which is built around the story of a young newly married couple.  Both of them are poor materially, and their home is little more than a tiny cabin almost without furnishings.  A poor man who is a travelling violin player (fiddler) comes along and stands at the open door of their home.  He plays tune after tune.  While he plays people pass along the street.  Some stop to listen, and many of the passers-by put a coin or two in his cap at his feet.  When he has finished playing he takes the coins from his cap and goes on his way. They offer him their deep thanks which is all they can give.   Here is a touching story of love that reaches out.  In a world that is often more intent on having rather than giving, this play challenges us to think of others.  Our BBQ celebrations on Sunday next will give us an ideal opportunity to be kind and generous to each other as we celebrate our thanksgiving Mass for all the lovely gifts that God has blessed us with in the Parish. 

                                                                  NOTICES           

ARAS MHUIRE NURSING HOME: wish to gratefully acknowledge your generous contributions to their Church Gate Collections in both Moyvane and Knockanure.  The amount raised was €804.60.

VILLAGE CLEAN UP:  continues this Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.  Meet at Noel Stacks.

NEW PURPOSE BUILT ALZHEIMERS CENTRE FOR NORTH KERRY: Ard Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG and Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG are delighted to announce the development of a NEW purpose build Day Care Centre.  When the centre is completed all Alzheimer’s services currently running from Listowel Family Resource centre will transfer to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre.   All funds raised will be directed to Ard Chúram to assist with construction costs for this dedicated purpose built Alzheimer’s Centre, which will be located on the hospital grounds, Greenville, Listowel.   Info contact Ard Chúram on 068/22986.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL News

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   14th   22nd   July      

Sat.

14th       Mary McElligott, Woodford, Months Mind /

David Dillon, Behins, 1st Anniversary & Sheila Curtin, Brosna / Fr. Jerry Pierse, Market St.

James McElligott, Woodford /Patrick & Julia McElligott, Convent St. / Ned & Annie Pellican, Dirha / Tom Carey, Ballygologue Pk. /

John McEnery, Cahirdown           6.15pm

Vigil

Sun.

15th                       Fr. Tim Gunn, Lisselton  9.00am

                Tom Fitzgerald, Billerough & Church St. 11.30am

Mon 16th                            Conor Doherty, Sheahan’s, William St. /

Kathleen Harris, Greenville          10.30am

Tues 17th                            Mike Ryan, Ballygologue Rd.       10.30am

Wed 18th                                                           Maurice McAuliffe, Courthouse Rd./  Special Intention 10.30am

Thurs 19th                                           Michael & Catherine O’Connor & Deceased Family Members, Johnny Nolan, Mossie & Peggy Hickey & Deceased Family, Craughatoosane / John Hannon, Convent St.             10.30am

 Fri. 20th               William & Hannah Horgan, Gortnaminch /

Eugene, Eileen & John Paul McCarthy & Eileen’s sister Margaret, Recently Deceased, England & Dirha East             10.30am

 Sat.

21st                        Lila Stack, Writers Grove, Courthouse Lawn & Charles St., Birthday Remembrance & Eileen Cotter nee Stack, Glenoe           10.30am

                Anne Finnerty, Wicklow, Months Mind /

Michael O Hanlon, Ballybunion Rd. Months Mind / Nora Stack,  Cahirdown &  Lyreacrompane, Months Mind / Josie Kennelly, Smerla Bridge / John Lynch, Knockane / Sue McKenna, Greenville, 1st Anniversary / Donal O Donnchadha, Cork & Kerry / Mary & John Joe Hartnett, Clieveragh /

Kathleen Hussey, Clieveragh, Birthday Rem.       Vigil

6.15pm

 Sun.

22nd                      Bridget Dillon, Ennismore             9.00am

                Tom ( Thomas) & Gugs William Moloney & Kitt Dee nee Moloney, Southampton, Ballylongford & Woodford                11.30am

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday July , 15th   

Fr.  Kevin McNamara 089-4044816  (emergencies only)

 

RECENT DEATHS Paul William Makin, Sluice Quarter, Kilmorna. 

        John Galvin, O’Connell’s Ave. / John Enright, Knockane.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Dermot Barry, Bunagara / John Foley, Fourhane / Con (Nelie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Ballyheigue / Mairéin McMahon & Dr. Bubs McMahon, Church St. / John Joe & Catherine Lane & Deceased Members of the Lane Family, Finuge.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK On Sunday 26th August.  The bus will cost €20 each, tickets for the Mass are free. Let the Parish office know if you are interested.  FEW TICKETS LEFT.

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY ON NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY, SUMMER 2018.

The list of changes this year is short. That is a good thing for the following reason. More and more we are seeing our diocese as both 53 parishes and 12 Pastoral Areas (P.A.’s). Each P.A. has typically three, four or five priests. Every change thus disturbs a P.A. as well as a parish.  It is vital to keep such disturbances to a minimum.

Last year I mentioned that in the years immediately ahead hard decisions would have to be made; - deciding that, in a small number of situations, a particular Church would no longer have a weekend Mass. I outlined two principles:

             A priority is that the Church area community continue as a separate faith community, with its own identity, its committees, its National School etc.  Where appropriate, funeral Masses, marriages, baptisms, first Friday Masses, will continue in that Church.

             Parishioners will attend ‘Sunday Mass’ in neighbouring Churches. ‘Community spirit’ may involve sharing transport to ensure everyone has the opportunity to travel to a neighbouring Church.  Celebrating Sunday Mass is always the weekly communal prayer of every baptised person.

The situation gives rise to concern and deep sadness on the part of all of us. It is the inevitable result of the absence, in the past decade especially, of vocations to the priesthood in our diocese.  Thank God we have just had our first Ordination in eleven years, Fr. Sean Jones of Moyvane parish. Please pray for him and for our two seminarians and for vocations to the diocesan priesthood.                                  Bishop Ray – July 2018

COMMUNITY NOTICES

DYSART CEMETERY ANNAUL MASS   Friday next  20th July at 8pm.

DUAGH ANNUAL GRAVEYARD MASS will be held at Springmount Cemetery on  Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.

NEW PURPOSE BUILT ALZHEIMERS CENTRE FOR NORTH KERRY

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE – North Kerry CLG and Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG are delighted to announce the development of a NEW purpose build Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre for North Kerry.  When the centre is completed all Alzheimer’s services currently running from Listowel Family Resource centre will transfer to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG. Ard Chúram and Listowel Family Resource Centre appreciate all support from the community for this initiative and its fundraising efforts. All funds raised will be directed to Ard Chúram to assist with construction costs for this dedicated purpose built Alzheimer’s Centre, which will be located on the hospital grounds, Greenville, Listowel.

For further information contact Ard Chúram on 068 - 22986

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS Calling all Estate Dwellers, Gardeners and everyone displaying Hanging Baskets & Window Boxes

(Residential  & Business presentations) in Listowel. Anyone wishing to enter any of  these competitions please hand your details into Broderick's Pharmacy  on or before Saturday July 21st and judging by an outside panel will take place during the week commencing Mon July 23rd. Garden & Hanging Basket entries just need a name and address but a contact in each of the estates will receive an entry form during this coming week which on completion can then be handed  into Broderick's.

Best of luck to everyone, if your not in you can't win!

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP Venue: Boys School Abbeyfeale August 7th to August 10th 2018 9.30am. to 3pm. Activities: Sports, Art, Drama, Music & Faith lessons… Minimum age 5 yrs. Fee 1st Child €40 add children €25. Text Martina @ 087-2788834 for more info see Church Notice Board.

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

LISTOWEL URBAN & RURAL SOCIAL PRESCRIBING FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING at Listowel Family Resource Centre. Social prescribing for adults over 18. If you or someone you know needs support in their health and wellbeing please contact our social prescribing service. Linking you with sources of support within the community Tel. 068 23584 / 087 4132521

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You.

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat           7th         7.30pm                Bridie Reilly (née Fitzmaurice), Glasgow & Leitrim M

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       8th           10.00am               Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                                   11.00am    Elsie Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork (1st Anni)

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 9th to Sunday 15th July

 

                                                                Mon      9th         7.30pm                Private Intention 

 

                                                                Thurs     12th        7.30pm                Peg Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri           13th        7.30pm                Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat          14th        7.30pm                Private Intention

 

                                                                Sun        15th       11.00am               Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni) & her husband Thomas

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 15th July

 

                                                                Sun        15th       10.00am               Private Intention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Yours truly  089/4044816. Emergencies only. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS:  Annual Church Gate collection this weekend.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

CEMETERY MASSES:  It’s that time of the year again when we honour our faithful departed with our Cemetery Masses.   Please inform anyone living outside the Parish and who have loved ones buried in these cemeteries of the following dates and times. Thank you.

 

Monday 6th August                                         Ahavoher Cemetery                                       8pm 

 

Tuesday 7th August                 Knockanure                                                                                8pm

 

Wednesday 8th August          Murhur                                                                        8pm 

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  Meeting this Monday 9th at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.

 

DUAGH CEMETERY: Annual Graveyard Mass on Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066/7134276 or adfertretreat@eircom.net

 

Growing Old Gracefully:  Facilitated by Fr. John Dunne & Mary Glynn.  Due to popular demand a New Guided Participative Experience weekend retreat is now scheduled from Fri. 13th to Sun. 15th July.

 

Foyer deCharite: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Mon. 13th to Sun. 19th Aug. Information/booking contact: Helen - 0861678027 hellywilliams@gmail.com

 

FAMILIES FACING POVERTY: As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland in August, we continue our prayer for families. This week our focus is on praying for families facing poverty. To get the prayer leaflet, click onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

CATHOLIC SUMMER YOUTH FESITVAL:  will take place from 16th to 19th August in Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.  Book online today on www.youth2000.ie or 01/6753690.  Ages 16 – 35.  Free buses.  Donation only.  

 

STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: In the Priory Institute, Tallaght.  Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or online from the comfort of your own home.  Build modules towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in

 

Theology.  Applications before 25th September on 01/4048124 or www.prioryinstitute.com 

 

BROSNA RENOVATION FUND:  Lisa McHugh and Mike Denver, a night in Brosna Town 13th July from 1900-2300 hours. A night to listen to two great entertainers and dance the night away. All roads lead to the square in Brosna. Funds raised will go towards the Renovation Fund and other important projects in Knockaclarig and Brosna churches: Painting,heating,repair works and general maintenance. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

                                                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 are gazing upon the love, mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ. Let us support each other on that journey.                                                                                                                          Fr. Seán Jones.

 

                                                                 

 

                                                           NOTICES:

 

MURHUR N.S. – RADIO KERRY “THOUGHT FOR THE DAY”: Congratulations to 6th Class Students and their teacher Mrs. Madden for excellent soundbites on last weeks “Thought For The Day”.  The children were a credit to their school and parish as they reflected on their future.  Well done to all. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Day on Monday 9th.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  If attending please ring the office on 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

A WALK TO REMEMBER: Please join us to remember your lost loved ones. Sunday 15thJuly at 1.30 pm on the

 

Ladies Beach Ballybunion.  €5 registration fee in Aid of the Intensive Care Unit University Hospital Kerry.

 

OFFERTORY BOXES:  The new year of the Offertory Box Scheme commenced last Sunday July 1st.    Any remaining boxes can be collected after Mass this weekend or from the Parish Office.  I invite you to look at your letter enclosed in the box, which has the details of your contribution for 2017.   Those who are in tax system and who contribute over €250 or more to the Offertory and Parish Dues can help the Parish to benefit from the Tax Rebate Scheme available to Charities. For example:  A contribution of €250 can obtain a refund of €112.32 from Revenue, €300 a refund of €134.78, €350 a refund of €157.25.  If your contribution exceeds €250 and you have not signed a CHY3 cert you may consider doing so as this would benefit the Parish greatly.  If you haven’t received an Offertory box and wish to join the scheme have a private word with Jacqueline in the Office who will give you the details of the scheme. 

 

                CLERICAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE:

 

Bishop Ray Browne wishes to announce the following changes to the appointments of clergy in the Diocese of Kerry effective from Wednesday July 25th 2018.

 

 

 

Fr. Anthony O Sullivan returns from Sabbatical and during the coming year will supply for priests taking short sabbatical breaks.

 

Fr. Bernard Healy Curate St. John’s Parish, Tralee to pursue further studies in the Irish College Rome.

 

Fr. Sean Jones newly ordained to be Curate St. John’s Parish Tralee.

 

Fr. Joe Begley will be on sabbatical leave from early October to early January.                   

 

Fr. Teddy Linehan will be returning from sabbatical leave to his ministry at Kerry University Hospital at the start of September.

 

 

 

The following priests having completed their six year tenure and have been re-appointed to their parishes:

 

Fr. Maurice Brick PP Lixnaw

 

Fr. Padraig Kennelly PP Ballylongford

 

Fr. Kiernan O Brien Adm. Killarney

 

Fr. Michael Moynihan PP Glengariff/Bonane