St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 16th     24th September.      

 

Saturday

 

16th                                       Geraldine Daly, Castleinch /

 

Ellen McMahon, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Ned Stack, Cahirdown   6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

Sunday

 

17th                                                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Tom Fitzmaurice, Knockane /

 

Benny Landy, Clieveragh Park /

 

Margaret Daly, Knockane  /

 

Pat McAuliffe, Bedford &

 

Lisa McAuliffe, Months Mind, Sydney    11.30am

 

Mon 18th                                                            10.30am

 

Tues 19th                                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed.  20th                                                                                          Mass of Thanksgiving     10.30am

 

Thurs 21st                           Deceased Members of the Leahy Family, Listowel /

 

Ellen Joy, O’Connell’s Ave.           10.30am

 

 Fri. 22nd                                              10.30am

 

Saturday

 

23rd                       James O Sullivan, Newcastlewest & Charles St. 1st Anniversary /

 

Dan Joy, Killocrim             10.30am

 

                Funeral Mass – Mary Edgerton nee Barrett, England, late of Killocrim     

 

                Thomas O Connor, Skehenerin, & Deceased Family Members /

 

Philip Healy, Greenville, 1st Anniversary /

 

Michael, Joe, Jim, Agnes & Maurice Scanlon, & Deceased Family, Dirha /

 

Noreen Browne, Woodford        Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

24th                       Anna Buckley, College Lawn & Kileen      9.00am

 

                 Paddy Stack, Woodford, Months Mind 11.30am

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 17th September, Fr. Kennelly , 087-2931064. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Maura Tobin, Kenny Heights.

 

FUNERAL Mary Edgerton nee Barrett, Hertfordshire, England late of Killocrim. Requiem Mass on  Saturday 23rd September at 11.30am. in Listowel Church.  Burial of Ashes in Kilshinane Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Denis Donovan, Clieveragh Pk. / Margaret Daly, Knockane / Joan McElligott, Skehenerin / Andrew Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave. / Philomena O Conor, Market St.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CONFIRMATION TEACHERS will meet on Tuesday next 19th September at 1.15pm. in the Presbytery.

 

LECTIO DIVINE  Walk with God Resumes on Tuesday next Sept. 19th for an hour after the 10.30am. mass in the Parish Meeting Room. New members always welcome.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION TEACHERS will meet on Thursday next 21st September at 1.15pm in the Presbytery.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Thursday night next  21st September at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend. Thank you.

 

AUTUMN STATION OFFERINGS / DUES: Our thanks to you all who have already dropped in your Autumn Station Offerings / Dues which support your priests. It is the yellow envelope in your Envelope Box and should you not be using the envelope boxes you may use the yellow loose envelopes available at the back of the church or Parish Office. Ay contribution is appreciated. Many thanks.

 

RELIGIOUS FAITH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MATURITY develop in stages. Both affect one another. Each stage sets the foundation for the next. Come and study the stages of Religious Faith and Psycho-social development. Learn at what stage a child, teenager, young adult, middle adult, and older adult should be. Religious Faith and Emotional maturity impact each other. Study why some people get stuck in a particular stage and don't develop further. All are welcome. * classes, 7.00-8.30, beginning on Tuesday, September 26th. Other parish Newsletters please copy. See you then. Instructor: Fr. Sean O. Sheehy, Ed.D.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon. Sept. 18Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 28Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

Marian Movement Cenacle: Don Laurent Larroque & other priests,  Fri. Sept. 29th, 6.30pm-9.30pm.Meditation in Movement - Sacred Circle Dance: Bernie McCaffrey, Sat. 30th Sept., 10.00am-1.00pm. Contact Ardfert Retreat Centre 0667134276

 

YOUTH MUSIC MINISTRY WORKSHOP – Saturday, October 7th 2017 Following the success of last year’s workshop there will be another day for youth music ministers on Saturday, October 7th 2017 at St. Brendan’s College, (The Sem) Killarney, Co. Kerry.  The workshop will be presented by Derek Mahady (Midlands based Liturgical musician) and Aine Murray (Kerry based musician).  More details and application forms to follow.  Registration for the workshop will begin at 10:30am.  Contact Tomás Kenny for more details on tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie or on 086 3683778.

 

 

 

INVITATION  FOR  ALTAR  SERVERS

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

“ENABLE IRELAND KERRY SERVICE is holding its annual church gate collection in Listowel on 23rd & 24th September and we would be grateful if you could support our efforts. We are also looking for volunteers to help collect at the masses. If you are free to help please contact Sean at 066 712 8220. All money raised will support the services we provide in Kerry”.

 

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF KERRY HOSPICE will be hosting a coffee morning in Christys The Well on Thursday next 21st September starting at 10 am. There will be a raffle and spotprizes on the morning.  Anybody who would like to host a coffee morning of their own please contact 0863934134 or 0879865275.

 

ALZHEIMER'S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person, do you have time to spare?  We are looking for volunteers to help out in the Alzheimer's Day care Respite based at Listowel Family Resource Centre.  For further details contact Bridie 068-23584/086-8556431.

 

SET DANCING CLASSES in Clounmacon with Timmy Woulfe, starting on 21st Sept. at 8.30p. everybody is  welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold a 'Storytime' session on Saturday September 23rd at 11:00am. Suitable for ages 1-6, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event, please bring your listening ears! All Welcome.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

‘MOVING ON’: A NEW EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN who are looking for work in North Kerry. We can provide training, support, work placements & links with employers. No previous education or work experience needed.  Find out more at our FREE  information seminars:  Listowel, FRC, Ballygologue, 10.00-12.00, Thurs 21st Sept 6 week courses (one morning a week) start in October. To check eligibility / to book a place please call: Lisa Fingleton 087 7101198   or  Dolores Gallagher 087 764 7446                                                               

 

TOASTMASTERS:  The first meeting of the season is in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, September 28 at 8pm.  Further details contact wwwtoastmasters.org or 0872193670.

 

 KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE

 

Dancing Classes starting back on the 20th September @ 8:15pm Sharp. Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot, Line Dancing etc

 

All age groups welcome, No partner needed.

 

For more information ring 087 6809249 or 068 49799.

 

THE MUNSTER  PIONEER GATHERING takes place on 1st October 2017 in Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co Limerick. Registration is at 10.30 a.m. Tickets for the Gathering cost €30 each and the closing date for the purchase of tickets is Monday 25th. For further details contact Sorcha  0863642619 sorchaol@gmail.com, or Jimmy 0879773822 or Bridie 0879039066

 

 FRANCISCAN FRIARY, KILLARNEY From September to December the Franciscan Province of Ireland will run a series of free concerts at our Friaries around the country as a thank you to all the people who have supported the work and ministry of the Franciscans both locally and at national level.  We are inviting Franciscan hearted people to join us in creating a hope filled world where “we bring joy where there is sadness, hope where there is despair, faith where there is doubt”. The concerts will highlight the need to care and nurture all of creation.  We have commissioned a new composition of the Canticle of Creation written by St. Francis of Assisi.  The Canticle is a hymn of praise that inspired Pope Francis in his second encyclical ‘Laudato si’ which he wrote on June 18, 2015.  The composer is Vincent Kennedy and the concert will be performed by Vincent and Marina Cassidy (harp and vocals). The date for the concert in Killarney is… Friday 15th September in Franciscan Friary, Killarney at 7pm.

 

ST. PADRE PIO TRIDUUM 2017:  A special Triduum will be held in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, NCW from 7-9pm on Wednesday, September 20, Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 with Mass and Devotions, Blessing and Veneration of 1st class relic.  Celebrant Fr. John Mockler of the Institute of St. Padre Pio’s Servants of Suffering.  All welcome.

 

GOD HAS NO COUNTRY AT GLÓRACH:  The extraordinary story of the actions of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who defied the fascists during World War II, will be brought to the stage in the one-man play, God has no Country by Killarney man Donal Courtney. The play will be coming to the Glórach Theatre on the evening of Thursday, September.

 

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE FROM ABBEYFEALE: Led by Abbeyfeale Legion of Mary on Sunday, 24th September – Luxury Coach Leaving Church of Assumption, Abbeyfeale at 7.00 a.m. Cost €20.00 Further details and booking: Gerard O’Callaghan 087-2980841

 

GLÓRACH THEATRE, ABBEYFEALE Donal Courtey brings his one man play, God has no Country to the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, September 28th at 8.30.  The play looks at the extraordinary life of Kerryman, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who defied the fascists in Rome during World War II.  Booking essential at 0971383940.

 

DAY TRIP TO LISDOON Sat 23rd Sept. Depart Abbeyfeale 10.15am. Cost: €30. Contact: Marie 0861032436.

 

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE provides a low cost home maintenance and minor repair service to senior members of North Kerry. Our service aims to help people stay in their homes in a healthy, safe and comfortable environment. With the holiday season around the corner now is the time to tackle those indoor jobs put on the long finger.  We handle small interior painting jobs and minor repairs (e.g. fitting locks, hanging curtains, rails etc.). We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

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

 

         Office Times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September MOYVANE:                              Sat           16th    7.30pm                 Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun         17th    10.00am                 Mary O’Carroll (née Butler), Tralee (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                Sister-in-law to Mary O’Carroll, Knockanure Village

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Pat Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim (Month’s Mind)

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 18th to Sunday 24th September

 

Mon      18th     7.30pm   Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & Deceased of the Galvin Family

 

Sat          23rd   7.30pm     Thomas & Ellen Culhane, Glin (Anni)

 

Sun        24th  11.00am    Jack (Martin) Mulvihill, Glenalappa (Month’s Mind)

 

                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 24th September

 

                Sun        24th  10.00am    Brendan Sheehy, U.K. & l/o Meen, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Marie Foran & family on the death of her mother Mary Roche, Bedford, Listowel.  Her late husband Stephen came from the Glin Road.   Sympathy also to her relatives the Roche and Moloney Families in the Parish.   May Mary Rest In Peace.  Mass will be celebrated for Mary in Moyvane shortly.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276: Current Events see below: 

 

Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon Sept 18Th 7pm-9.30pm.

 

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy (8weeks) each Wed starting Sept  20Th 7pm-8.30pm.

 

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford (2 weeks) Thurs Sept 28Th & Thurs Oct  5Th 7pm-9.30pm.

 

Marian Movement Cenacle: Don Laurent Larroque & other priests – Fri  Sept 29th 6.30pm-9.30pm.

 

Meditation in Movement - Sacred Circle Dance: Bernie McCaffrey Sat 30th Sept 10am-1pm.

 

JUNIOR CERT: Blessings, congratulations and well done to all in our Parish who got their Junior cert results mid-week.  Very well done.  May God Bless and guide all of you as you continue your education journey. Well done to parents and teachers for guiding and helping you.

 

HURLING STAR:  Jack Goulding, Kilmore, Ballyduff claimed an u21 hurling All Ireland medal last weekend and was also voted Man of the Match.  Our warm congratulations to Jack and his family who have very strong connections in the Parish.  His dad is Matthew Goulding of Knockanure and his mum is Rita Groarke, Moyvane Village.  We wish Jack a long and successful career in wearing the Kerry jersey and also with his Club Ballyduff.  Congratulations to the Jack’s extended family the Gouldings and the Groakes.

 

THE WISDOM OF A CHILD?

 

“Can you tell me Niamh, who made you?” 

 

“God made part of me”

 

“What do you mean?”

 

“I mean very He made me very little, I grew the rest myself”

 

                                                    THE PROCESS OF FORGIVENESS

 

Our Gospel this weekend deals with a subject which concerns us all – FORGIVENESS.  Jesus asks us to forgive “SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN”, which means forgiveness must be unlimited.  There is no point in being glib about forgiveness or pretending that it is easy.  It is never easy.  Without the grace of God it is sometimes impossible when we get hurt, we naturally grow resentful and bitter.  Resentment and bitterness are very dangerous things and we cannot be healed of them unless we forgive.  But we must remember that forgiveness is a process and like all processes it takes time.  There are steps we can take which with the grace of Jesus will lead to forgiveness and healing of hurt.  

 

             Recognise that a wrong has been done to us.  There is no point in pretending it didn’t     happen.

 

             Recognise that we have feelings about this – feelings of anger and hurt.  These feelings     are not sins in fact they are natural and healthy.

 

             Talk about these feelings.  If we can’t do this with the person who has hurt us, we should     do with someone else.

 

             Make a decision to forgive.  Forgiveness is an act of the will, but this doesn’t mean that feelings of hurt and bitterness will suddenly disappear.  The healing of these will take time.   Finally, we have to make a decision about our relationship with the person who has hurt us.  We have three choices:  

 

(a)  To continue it    (b)  Break it off for a while    (c)  Discontinue it altogether

 

Reconciliation is not always possible. It takes time to be reconciled.  We need to pray for the gift of forgiveness.  Unless we forgive we will not be able to let go of bitterness and resentment and so will not know a place of healing.  Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting. It means remembering and letting go.  Forgiveness is a holy task.  Only Jesus can help us to accomplish it fully.

 

OUR GUARDIANS

 

Some weeks into another school year and I have seen children of all ages going and coming from school.  Some are infants just getting used to the whole idea of school;  some are juniors confidently striding along and some are older girls and boys proudly setting off in their new Secondary School uniforms.  I am reminded of a story about visitors to an ancient city who asked to meet the guardians there.  First of all they were taken to the palace, but the visitors indicated that it was not what they intended.  Then they headed for the military headquarters but again the visitors  said “No, these are not the guardians of the city”.  “Well who do you want to see?” asked the people.  “Take us to the teachers”,  was the reply, “they are the guardians of the city”.  Someone once said that if you are a teacher you are eternal for what you are and what you do lives on in the children who pass through your hands. So this weekend we salute all our teachers for all the valuable marks they make upon a child’s mind which time will never erase. May Jesus continue to guide and bless all our teachers.  Well done to all of you.

 

NOTICES:

 

SENIOR BADMINTON:  AGM is this Wed 20th at 8.30pm in the Community Centre.  All welcome.

 

JUNIOR BADMINTON is starting this Monday in the Community Centre 2nd and 3rd class training 5.30pm to

 

6.30pm.  Then from 6.30pm to 7.45pm  - 4th and 5th class will have training.  Then on Wednesday’s starting this Wed 20th – 6th class and secondary school students training from 5.30pm to 7pm.  There is still time for registration on these evenings.  New members most welcome.  

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Dancing Classes starting back on the 20th September @ 8:15pm Sharp.   Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot, Line Dancing etc.  All age groups welcome.  No partner needed.  For more information   087 6809249 or 068 49799.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Meeting in the Marian hall on Tuesday 19th at 9pm. 

 

ARE YOU A CARING PERSON, DO YOU HAVE TIME TO SPARE?  We are looking for volunteers to help in the Alzheimer's Daycare Respite in Listowel Family Resource Centre.   Bridie 068-23584/086-8556431.

 

MOVING ON: A NEW EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN IN KERRY The programme is  for women

 

who are looking for work and who are based in or near Tralee, Listowel or Castleisland? We can provide training, support, work placements & links with employers. No previous education or work experience needed.  

 

FREE 2-hour ‘MOVING ON’ information seminars – see Church noticeboards or  Lisa Fingleton on

 

087/7101198 lisafingleton@newkd.ie or  Dolores Gallagher  087/7647446  doloresgallagher@newkd.ie 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Church Listowel          

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 9th     17th September.      

 

Saturday

 

9th                         Paud Guerin, Convent Street /

 

Bridie Hassett, Bridge Road /

 

Barthy O Driscoll, Tanavalla /

 

Catherine Barry, Dirha Cottages /

 

Michael Whelan, Market Street /

 

Dan Broderick, Bunagara /

 

John Ryan, Skehenerin /

 

Tony O Callaghan, Cahirdown /

 

Nora Browne, Coolagown            6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

Sunday

 

10th                                                       Mona & Mick Ryan, Ballygologue Pk        9.00am

 

                Joan Dore, Charles St.    11.30am

 

Mon 11th                                                            10.30am

 

Tues 12th                                            Luke Slowey, Rosslare, Co. Fermanagh & London / Special Intention /

 

Sarah Colbert & Family /

 

Deceased Members of the Listowel Races Supporters Club          10.30am

 

Wed.  13th                                                                                          Hannah & Vera Buckley, Gurtinard           10.30am

 

Thurs 14th                           Danny O Donnell, Ontario, Canada late of Clounmacon & Knockane /

 

Josephine & Timothy O Sullivan, Convent Cross                 10.30am

 

 Fri. 15th               Eddie Reidy O’Connell’s Ave.      10.30am

 

Saturday

 

16th                       Denis Dalton, Bridge Rd. /

 

Patrick (Pasty) Stack, Gortcreen, 1st Ann./

 

Sheila Stokes, Cahirdown, & Deceased Members of the Stokes & O’Connell Families       10.30am

 

                Geraldine Daly, Castleinch /

 

Ellen McMahon, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Tess Stack, Moyessa       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

17th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Tom Fitzmaurice, Knockane /

 

Benny Landy, Clieveragh Park /

 

Margaret Daly, Knockane             11.30am

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 17th September, Fr. Hanafin, 087-8341083. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Mary Roche, Bedford.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Andrew Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave. Pat McAuliffe, Bedford, Lisa McAuliffe, Sydney  (Months Mind)

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

AUTUMN STATION OFFERINGS / DUES: Many thanks to you who have already dropped in your Autumn Station Dues. This offering supports the priest & priests running  this Parish & Diocese through the Fraternity Fund. It is the yellow envelope in your envelope box or you can pick up a loose yellow envelope at the back of the church. You may place your offering on  the Offertory collection plate or drop into the Parish Office anytime. Any contribution is much appreciated. You’re generous on-going support is much appreciated.

 

UPDATE ON MAINTENANCE WORKS IN OUR CHURCH THIS SUMMER:

 

The Parish Finance Council is happy to announce the completion of some maintenance works which were carried out in St. Mary’s Church over the past number of weeks.

 

1.            Restoration of the stained Glass Window on your right within the Sanctuary area. This window had been leaking water and was warped. It was repaired where glass was broken and completely re-leaded and is looking splendid.

 

2.            The left had door at the back of the church has been made wheel-chair assessable. Those wish to open it electronically should press the wheel chair button once on entrance and again on exiting.

 

3.            The  images that were part of the old pulpit that was in our church previously, have been completely restored and names placed underneath  on the pillars in the upper half of the church. This work was carefully carried out meticulously out by our own Jan Wolanski, Woodford. It is great that the remains of this old pulpit have been preserved and returned rightfully back to our church.

 

Please view the above works in your own time and it has been possible only because of your own on-going generosity in supporting to your church. There are a number of other stained glass windows that need repairing and they will be done on a phased basis as we can afford it. Well done to you all!                   Thanks – Fr. Declan 

 

PARISH OFFICE HOURS DURING RACE WEEK Please note we will be opened only from 10am. To 1pm. this week Monday to Friday during the week of the Races. Normal Offices hour’s resumes on Monday 18th September.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold a 'Storytime' session on Saturday September 23rd at 11:00am. Suitable for ages 1-6, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event, please bring your listening ears! All Welcome.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS The monthly meeting of the alzheimer's carers support group takes place on Tuesday September 11 at 12.30 at the Listowel Family Resource Centre.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 12th of Sept. from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

DIOCESAN COMMITTEE FOR JUSTICE, PEACE AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION (1st September – 4th October).  Drawing on Laudato Si, the brochure is at the back of the Church, please take one home. Public events: Diocesan Prayer service to commemorate World Day of Care for Creation in Tralee Town Park @ 6.45pm on Friday 1st September; An evening on “Reducing Food Waste and Composting: simple practical ways with Donal O’Leary” @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 12th September; A cookery demonstration with Mark Doe “Being Creative with Leftovers” @ 8pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 28th September.

 

 

 

CEAD MILE FÁILTE

 

TO LISTOWEL RACE WEEK

 

 

 

We would like to welcome all who are in Listowel during our Harvest Festival Week. We ask God to continue blessing us with the appropriate weather for the Races and pray that ‘Lovely Listowel’ will have a bumper week. Have a great week. 

 

                                                                                      

 

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

 

 

 

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE FROM ABBEYFEALE: Led by Abbeyfeale Legion of Mary on Sunday, 24th September – Luxury Coach Leaving Church of Assumption, Abbeyfeale at 7.00 a.m. Cost €20.00 Further details and booking: Gerard O’Callaghan 087-2980841

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Fri. Sept. 8Th, 1.00pm-4.00pm. Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon. Sept. 18Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20Th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 28Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

Contact Ardfert Retreat Centre 0667134276.

 

GLÓRACH THEATRE, ABBEYFEALE Donal Courtey brings his one man play, God has no Country to the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, September 28th at 8.30.  The play looks at the extraordinary life of Kerryman, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who defied the fascists in Rome during World War II.  Booking essential at 0971383940.

 

FRANCISCAN FRIARY, KILLARNEY From September to December the Franciscan Province of Ireland will run a series of free concerts at our Friaries around the country as a thank you to all the people who have supported the work and ministry of the Franciscans both locally and at national level.  We are inviting Franciscan hearted people to join us in creating a hope filled world where “we bring joy where there is sadness, hope where there is despair, faith where there is doubt”. The concerts will highlight the need to care and nurture all of creation.  We have commissioned a new composition of the Canticle of Creation written by St. Francis of Assisi.  The Canticle is a hymn of praise that inspired Pope Francis in his second encyclical ‘Laudato si’ which he wrote on June 18, 2015.  The composer is Vincent Kennedy and the concert will be performed by Vincent and Marina Cassidy (harp and vocals). The date for the concert in Killarney is… Friday 15th September in Franciscan Friary, Killarney at 7pm.

 

POOR CLARE MONASTERY, CORK Vocations Afternoon, on the 16th Sept, 2-4.30p.m, at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd., Cork. May God reward you, and assuring you of our prayers.

 

NIGHT CLASSES IN NORTH KERRY COLLEGE. Enrolment for our Night Classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 13th of September 2017, 7-9pm. Monday 18th of September 2017, 7-9pm. Wednesday, 20th of September 7-9pm. Courses to begin the week of Monday, 25th September 2017 Hobby Courses include Introduction to Computers, Social Media, Leaving Cert. Ordinary Level Maths, Conversational Spanish,  Irish Language, Creative Writing, Beginners and Advanced Photography, Tai Chi, Starting your own Business, Create your own Fascinator, Zumba Dance Class. QQI Qualification Courses Supervision In Early Childhood Care,  Care of the Older Person Guarding Skills Training Course For further details please call or email the Director of Adult Education on  086 0289958  or

 

maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon. Sept. 18Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20Th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 28Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

Marian Movement Cenacle: Don Laurent Larroque & other priests,  Fri. Sept. 29th, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

 

Meditation in Movement - Sacred Circle Dance: Bernie McCaffrey, Sat. 30th Sept., 10.00am-1.00pm.

 

Contact Ardfert Retreat Centre 0667134276

 

YOUTH MUSIC MINISTRY WORKSHOP – Saturday, October 7th 2017 Following the success of last year’s workshop there will be another day for youth music ministers on Saturday, October 7th 2017 at St. Brendan’s College, (The Sem) Killarney, Co. Kerry.  The workshop will be presented by Derek Mahady (Midlands based Liturgical musician) and Aine Murray (Kerry based musician).  More details and application forms to follow.  Registration for the workshop will begin at 10:30am.  Contact Tomás Kenny for more details on tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie or on 086 3683778. 

 

DAY TRIP TO LISDOON Sat 23rd Sept. Depart Abbeyfeale 10.15am. Cost: €30. Contact: Marie 0861032436.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

         Office Times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            9th    7.30pm    Patrick Brosnan, The Village (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun         10th     10.00am                Kitty Murphy, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (1st Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & her husband Jackie

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Jackie Enright, Leitrim Middle & Leeds

 

                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 11th to Sunday 17th September

 

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

 

Mon      11th     7.30pm   Ned & Mary Ellen Stack (Anni) & Deceased of the 

 

                                                                Stack Family & Ned Scanlon

 

Tues  12th           10.30am               Special Intention (operation)

 

Wed 13th             7.30pm                Carol Gorman (Rec Dec)

 

Thurs 14th           10.30am               Opening School Year Mass Murhur N.S.  All welcome

 

Fri           15th        7.30pm                Mass of Healing

 

Sat          16th        7.30pm                Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

Sun        17th       11.00am               Pat Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim (Month’s Mind)

 

                                Sun        17th       10.00am               Mary O’Carroll (née Butler), Tralee (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                Sister-in-law to Mary O’Carroll, Knockanure Village

 

                At Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 17th September

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Catriona Farrelly, Tubbertoureen on the death of her very special brother Eamon

 

Farrelly of Moynalty, Co. Meath whose funeral took place during the week in the Church of the Assumption Moynalty.  Mass for the happy repose of Eamon’s soul will be celebrated in Moyvane in the not too distant future.  To Mary O’Carroll, Knockanure Village on the death of her sister-in-law Mary O’Carroll (née Butler) Tralee (& formerly of Mayo) who died recently.  Mass for the happy repose of Mary’s soul will be celebrated on Sunday next 17th in Knockanure at 10am.   May Eamon and Mary Rest In Peace.

 

MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON:  Parents of Juvenile players for the coming season are asked to register their children from 2nd class up on Monday September 11th at 7pm.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS:  of people with an intellectual disability are extremely grateful to all who contributed to and the collectors at their recent Church Gate Collection in Moyvane/Knockanure.   €592 was raised.  Many thanks.  

 

LOVELY ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE:  This weekend sees the opening of Nolan’s B&B in our village.  With so many places experiencing closures it’s really lovely to witness the opening of Nolan’s B&B.  Our best wishes to the Nolan family, the staff and of course our one and only Speedy.

 

STILL UNCLAIMED:  An anorack jacket left behind after our Parish BBQ on July 16th is still in the Parish Office unclaimed.  Surely it’s owner must have missed it by now.  Call to the office to reclaim.  

 

A TIME FOR CREATION WORKSHOP on “Reducing Food Waste and Composting: simple practical ways with Donal O’Leary” @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 12th September. The workshop is free of charge and all are welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Alzheimers support meeting Tues 11th Sept at 12.30pm.

 

ONLY PASSING THROUGH

 

Some weeks ago I set out for a country walk back in Loop Head in West Clare and I lost my way.  On a lonely track I came upon a lovely old cottage and decided to ask for directions.  With beautiful quiet courtsey an elderly woman invited me in for a cup of tea and home-made scone.  I was taken aback to see how simply she lived and how barely her room was furnished – just a table, two wooden chairs and an old iron bed in the corner.  “You seem so happy, yet you have so little”, I said.  “Where is all your furniture?”  “Where is yours?” she said with a delightful smile.  “Mine?” I echoed in surprise.  “Why should I have any here? I’m just passing through!”  The old lady smiled again.  “So am I”, she said quietly.  Being able to realise that all of us are only passing through ought to encourage us to live as Jesus taught us.  The old lady back near Loop Head didn’t have much, but in another sense she had what money couldn’t buy.  Our weekend Mass celebrations are a continual challenge to all of us to allow the love, presence and touch of Jesus to help us in living better lives.  It gives us time in a nice way not to forget that we are “just passing through!”

 

‘AFTER THE RACES’…….!

 

I know we have to consider the serious and solemn as we go through life, but has it ever occurred to you that it would be foolish to take life so solemnly that we stop enjoying life’s pleasures – the opportunity to fall in love, to enjoy friendships, to help others, to smell a rose, to attend the Races with a smile, to talk nicely…….  Perhaps Oscar Hammerstein, who wrote the enchanting musical ‘OKLAHOMA!’ expressed it more succinctly:  

 

“I KNOW THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH TROUBLES AND MANY INJUSTICES, BUT REALITY IS A

 

BEAUTIFUL AS IT IS UGLY.  I THINK IT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO SING ABOUT ‘BEAUTIFUL MORNINGS’ AS IT IS TO TALK ABOUT SLUMS.  I JUST COULDN’T WRITE ABOUT ANYTHING WITHOUT HOPE IN IT”.

 

‘Race Week’ is so special to Listowel and North Kerry.  There is great hope and joy around the place.  Please God the weather will be nice.  Enjoy ‘Race Week’ safety and blessings to all.  

 

FROM A DESERT INTO A GARDEN

 

“Oh that today you would listed to his voice, harden not your heart”.  Can I tell you from a spiritual point of view, hardness of heart is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone.  To adopt a hard-hearted attituded is to maim oneself.  

 

A hard heart can’t feel, can’t respond, can’t love. 

 

A hard heart can’t experience joy.

 

A hard heart is a closed heart.

 

A hard heart is a barren heart.

 

A soft heart on the other hand, is a God given blessing.  A soft heart can receive and can respond.  It can be saddened but it can also be delirously happy.  Softened by the rain of God’s grace and warmed by the sunshine of His love.  With God on our side the human heart can be turned from a desert into a beautiful garden.  

 

TRAFFIC CONFUSION CONTINUES

 

Having offered space in this Newsletter to the Contractors who are laying the pipes for the gas link to Listowel, the offer has been rejected.  Having put back our printing time to 1pm on Friday, to facilitate up to date informtaion with regards the roads that would be open for the weekend, no information was forth coming.   As work ceases on Saturday’s and Sunday’s confusion abounds as to whether roads are open or closed.   The only information through local radio we can pass onto you is that correct up-to-date signs will be in place this Monday!   Is the confusion getting worse?

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018:  In Knockanure on Sat 5th May 11am;  Moyvane Sat 26th May 11am.   It has always been the custom that Knockanure is the first Saturday in May and Moyvane the last in May.  This will give parents an opportuntiy to plan  ahead  for future Communions as we will be strictly be adhering to these dates for the coming years.   Thank you.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066/7134276

 

Gathering for Parish Contact People:  Mon Sept 18Th 7pm-9.30pm.

 

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed starting Sept 20Th 7pm-8.30pm.

 

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford,  Thurs. Sept 28Th & Thurs Oct 5Th 7pm-9.30pm.

 

Marian Movement Cenacle: Don Laurent Larroque & other priests,  Fri Sept 29th 6.30pm-9.30pm.

 

Meditation in Movement - Sacred Circle Dance: Bernie McCaffrey Sat. 30th Sept 10am-1pm.

 

 

 

  St. Mary’s Church Listowel        

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 2nd     10th September.      

 

Saturday

 

2nd                        James Lyons, Bedford, 1st Anniversary /

 

Peggy, Johnny & Maire Harnett, Smerla & Abbeyfeale /

 

Kathleen & Brendan Daly, William St. /

 

Margaret & Hannah Kennelly, Coolaclarig             6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

3rd                                          Jack, Mike, John, Stephen & Patrick Enright, Ballahadigue & Tom Kennelly, Coilbee                9.00am

 

                Catherine (Katsy) O Shea, Ballygologue Park, Months Mind         11.30am

 

Mon 4th                                              

 

Dan Foley, Meen             10.30am

 

Tues 5th                                               Special Intention /

 

Patrick Gavin, Recently Deceased, died in England, late of Bridge Road   10.30am

 

Wed.  6th                                                                                            Michael & Mary O Keeffe, Moyessa        10.30am

 

Thurs 7th             Thanksgiving Mass for Our Lady’s Birthday on Friday 8th.              10.30am

 

 Fri. 8th                 Jimmy Joy, Ballygologue Pk. 1st Anniversary        10.30am

 

Saturday

 

9th                         John O Keeffe, Greenville            10.30am

 

                Paud Guerin, Convent Street /

 

Bridie Hassett, Bridge Road /

 

Barthy O Driscoll, Tanavalla /

 

Catherine Barry, Dirha Cottages /

 

Michael Whelan, Market Street /

 

Dan Broderick, Bunagara /

 

John Ryan, Skehenerin Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

10th                       Mona & Mick Ryan, Ballygologue Pk.       9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 3rd September, Fr. McNamara, 089-4044816. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Garda Myles Gibbons, Ballinskelligs late of Louisburgh, Mayo. 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Eileen McGrath, Convent St. /

 

Mick Lynch, Liosarda / Nora Flaherty nee Carroll & Deceased Members of the Carroll & Flaherty, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

THE  SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND  IS FOR  DIOCESAN NEEDS :  Our September Diocesan Collection this weekend,  immediately after Holy Communion funds  various Diocesan Needs and Committees. Thank You.

 

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.  Any offer is much appreciated  and you may drop into the Parish Office or drop into offertory place at any time throughout the month. Many Thanks.

 

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK will take place on Sunday 17th September at 8am. at the Bus stop outside Listowel Church. Booking essential contact 0876019474.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Fri. Sept. 8Th, 1.00pm-4.00pm. Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon. Sept. 18Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20Th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 28Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

Contact Ardfert Retreat Centre 0667134276.

 

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES & VOLUNTEERS: Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern? Join us for our first meeting which takes place on Wednesday, Sep 13th @ 7.30 p.m. in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

 

Note: A sum of money was found outside the Presbytery Footpath on last Wednesday. Enquires to the Parish office.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ACTIVE RETIRED Resumes on Tuesday 5th September at 2.30pm. New members always welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

COFFEE MORNING in aid of Listowel Hospice on Wed 13th from 10.30am. – 2pm. at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION would like to thank, most sincerely the parishioners of Listowel for the generosity they showed during their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was €911.20.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 12th of September from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

NIGHT CLASSES IN NORTH KERRY COLLEGE. Enrolment for our Night Classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 13th of September 2017, 7-9pm. Monday 18th of September 2017, 7-9pm. Wednesday, 20th of September 7-9pm. Courses to begin the week of Monday, 25th September 2017 Hobby Courses include Introduction to Computers, Social Media, Leaving Cert. Ordinary Level Maths, Conversational Spanish,  Irish Language, Creative Writing, Beginners and Advanced Photography, Tai Chi, Starting your own Business, Create your own Fascinator, Zumba Dance Class. QQI Qualification Courses Supervision In Early Childhood Care,  Care of the Older Person Guarding Skills Training Course For further details please call or email the Director of Adult Education on  086 0289958  or

 

maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie

 

Note: a sum of money was found in super Valu on Friday. Enquires to the Parish Office.

 

 

 

Just a Thought

 

God’s gift to you is your life. … What you do with it is your Gift to God ….

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRANCISCAN FRIARY, KILLARNEY From September to December the Franciscan Province of Ireland will run a series of free concerts at our Friaries around the country as a thank you to all the people who have supported the work and ministry of the Franciscans both locally and at national level.  We are inviting Franciscan hearted people to join us in creating a hope filled world where “we bring joy where there is sadness, hope where there is despair, faith where there is doubt”. The concerts will highlight the need to care and nurture all of creation.  We have commissioned a new composition of the Canticle of Creation written by St. Francis of Assisi.  The Canticle is a hymn of praise that inspired Pope Francis in his second encyclical ‘Laudato si’ which he wrote on June 18, 2015.  The composer is Vincent Kennedy and the concert will be performed by Vincent and Marina Cassidy (harp and vocals). The date for the concert in Killarney is… Friday 15th September in Franciscan Friary, Killarney at 7pm.

 

POOR CLARE MONASTERY, CORK Vocations Afternoon, on the 16th Sept, 2-4.30p.m, at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd., Cork. May God reward you, and assuring you of our prayers.

 

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

 

DIOCESAN COMMITTEE FOR JUSTICE, PEACE AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION (1st September – 4th October).  Drawing on Laudato Si, the brochure is at the back of the Church, please take one home. Public events: Diocesan Prayer service to commemorate World Day of Care for Creation in Tralee Town Park @ 6.45pm on Friday 1st September; An evening on “Reducing Food Waste and Composting: simple practical ways with Donal O’Leary” @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 12th September; A cookery demonstration with Mark Doe “Being Creative with Leftovers” @ 8pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 28th September.

 

NIGHT CLASSES IN NORTH KERRY COLLEGE. Enrolment for our Night Classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 13th of September 2017, 7-9pm. Monday 18th of September 2017, 7-9pm. Wednesday, 20th of September 7-9pm. Courses to begin the week of Monday, 25th September 2017 Hobby Courses include Introduction to Computers, Social Media, Leaving Cert. Ordinary Level Maths, Conversational Spanish,  Irish Language, Creative Writing, Beginners and Advanced Photography, Tai Chi, Starting your own Business, Create your own Fascinator, Zumba Dance Class. QQI Qualification Courses Supervision In Early Childhood Care,  Care of the Older Person Guarding Skills Training Course For further details please call or email the Director of Adult Education on  086 0289958  or

 

maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie

 

EMPOWERING PARENTS PROGRAMME The DESSA Empowering Parents Programme supports parents to acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate on behalf of their children.  The Programme will: Show you new ways of thinking about your child's disability, which will help you to see new possibilities and ways of doing things. Tell you about your child's rights and how to achieve them. Explain who can help you to get what you need from public services and your local community. Help you to build your confidence and keep your spirits up! Meet other parents Six Week Course.  Limited Spaces Available. Please Contact Toni on 068 - 23584 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

         Office Times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September  MOYVANE:                                Sat            2nd    7.30pm                 Liam Lynch, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & Deceased of the Byrne & Lynch Families

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun          3rd     10.00am Fr. John Lucid (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Grace Clifford, Rathkeale (Rec Dec)

 

    Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September

 

Sat           9th         7.30pm                Patrick Brosnan, The Village (Anni)

 

Sun        10th       11.00am               Jackie Enright, Leitrim Middle & Leeds 

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th September

 

                                                                Thurs  7th             7.30pm                Mary O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

 

                Sun        10th       10.00am               Kitty Murphy, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (1st Anni)

 

                                                                                & her husband Jackie

 

      

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the relatives and friends of Pat Mulvihill,  Upper Aughrim whose funeral took place during the week.  May Pat’s gentle soul rest lovingly with the Lord and all who have predeceased him.   To the Walsh & Keane Families, Aughrim on the death of their brother Vincent Walsh, Ballylongford whose funeral took place on Saturday.  May Pat and Vincent Rest In Peace.  As Parishioners if a relative’s funeral takes place in another Parish and you wish us to acknowledge them in this section please give name and details to the Parish Office and we will gladly include them in the newsletter.

 

BADMINTON NEWS:  SENIOR:  The Senior Badminton Club repoens on Monday Sept 4th at 8pm.  Play will be on Monday & Wednesday nights at 8pm.  JUVENILE:  Parents of all intending Juvenile Badminton players are requested to attend a meeting in The Community Centre @ 7pm on Monday Sept 4th to plan for the year ahead. 

 

A good attendance is needed to ensure the successful continuation of the Club.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Meeting in the Marian Hall on Tuesday Sept 5th at 9pm. NORTH KERRY COLLEGE:  Enrolment for our Night Classes will take place at the college as follows: 

 

Wednesday, 13th of  September 7 - 9pm; Monday, 18th of September 7 - 9pm; Wednesday,  20th of

 

 September 7- 9pm.  Courses to begin the week of Monday 25th September.  Info on courses available from 

 

Maria  086/0289958  or maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Empowering Parents on Tues 26th Sept 10am to 12noon.  See notice boards. FANTASTIC SHOWBAND CONCERT IN DUAGH:  Warm congratulations to our neighbours in Duagh and their excellent committee who organised a fantastic Showband Concert on Thursday last.  Lovely too that the late and great Fr. Pat Moore was spoken about with such affection and who pioneered the idea of building such an incredible Sports Complex.  Shaun O’Dowd and Artists gave a great concert.   Well done Duagh.  God’s blessings to continue in guiding and encouraging you in fostering such community spirit.  The touch and spirit of Fr. Pat lives on.

 

    DEVELOPING 

 

A GROWN UP FAITH

 

 

 

Mixed emotions after Kerry’s exit from the All-Ireland Championship last weekend.  On the one hand being generous in wishing Mayo well,while on the other hand a sense of relief that Kerry will not be taking on the Dubs in the final as the Dubs look unbeatable.  However, one thing is certain that football is in a very good state in the Kingdom, just wait and see the Minors heading for four-in-a-row in Croker in a few weeks time.  The county is very blessed to have such a wonderful GAA family.  Those exceptional people with a tremendous passion and pride for the GAA are so willing to give of their time, wisdom, guidance and encouragement to the youth at the very start of their journey in the GAA family.  Colm Gooch Cooper started off in his Club all those years ago as a tiny mascot, some said he was so small and tiny that the only thing he could contribute to the Club would be to gather the jerseys and bring the ball.   In fact he went as a mascot with the Crokes for their All-Ireland Final in Croke Park only to be refused admittance by GAA officials onto the pitch.  But his determination and that of his Club ensured he got onto the pitch.  He kicked a few balls into   the Hill 16 end both over and under the bar and he loved it and as you know the rest is history!!

 

If one was to use a similar analogy to Adult Faith Development in the Catholic Church it’s obvious that we have failed miserably.  First Holy Communion and Confirmation days, while they are big occassions and very well celebrated, for most who take part in them their faith stays at that level as they go through life.  This would be equivilant to leaving children and juvenelliles  with childlike skills as they head towards senior football.  

 

                                 FEWER PRIESTS AND PRIESTLESS PARISHES

 

With fewer and fewer Priests and with some Parishes being asked to function without a resident Priest, we are at crisis point.  Put simply, the crisis is this – how to invisage spiritual and sacramental leadership in the total absence of Priests.  It is imperative that this crisis has to be faced with truth and transparency.  Preparing for the World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis in Dublin next August, gives us all the opportunity to start an honest conversation about developing ‘A Grown Up Faith’.  

 

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

 

Catechising the youth has been a central feature of that much bandied about word ‘Evangelisation’ in Ireland for many years.  We invest quite heavily in the process with the naïve expectation that if we get them young enough and indoctrinate them well – we’ll have their faith alegiance from there on. It is all too obvious that this approach is a distasterous failure.  Faith development belongs primariarly to the home;  if it is not nurtured well there all formal education on earth is not likely to compensate.  I think the focus for future needs to be on adults and not on children.  The passing on of a mature and integrated faith can only happen when adults  have appropriated the fatih in a more adult way.  Parents will then be well informed as to how to pass the faith on rather than looking to educational establishements to facilitate the process on their behalf.  Shortly we will be getting guidelines from the Diocese as how best to prepare for the Pope’s visit.  We all have a contribution to make.  After the Races there will be a meeting with our Pastoral Council and it would be great if we could get six parents from Knockanure and six from Moyvane coming together with a view to preparing well for the World Meeting of Families.  If you would like to be involved please come to this meeting or you may wish to have a word with Amanda, Chairperson of the Pastoral Council, Jacqueline in the Parish Office or myself.  Let’s get talking, thinking and praying about the World Meeting of Families and as with the Kerry teams the greater the preparation results in victory for teams and their supporters.  

 

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES & VOLUNTEERS:  Have you ever worked overseas as a

 

volunteer or lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America?  Join us for our first meeting which takes place on Wednesday, Sep 13th @ 7.30 p.m. in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Killarney.  Further info from jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

 

THANK YOU:  To Gwen and family for their delightful singing at Sunday Masses in Knockanure.  

 

 

 

 St. Mary’s Church           LISTOWEL NEWS.

 

  MASSES THIS WEEK 26th    3rd September.      

 

Saturday

 

26th                       Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda /

 

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

 

Noreen Broderick, Loughill          6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

27th                                                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                David Dillon, Behins, Months Mind /

 

Jimmy & Margaret Scanlon, Clieveragh  11.30am

 

Mon 28th                                                            10.30am

 

Tues 29th                                            Rev. Thomas Francis Maher & Sr. Kathryn Maher BVM. Chicago, USA & Deceased Family Members /

 

Michel & Kathy O Connor, Johnny Nolan, Mossie & Peggy Hickey & Deceased Family Members, Craughatoosane /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed.  30th                                                                                                          10.30am

 

Thurs 31st          People of the Parish       10.30am

 

 Fri. 1th                                 10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday evening Mass /

 

Special Intention              7.00pm

 

Saturday

 

2nd                        Mass for fine Weather requested by the Listowel Race Company             10.30am

 

                Funeral Mass – Brendan Sheehy               11.30am

 

                James Lyons, Bedford, 1st Anniversary /

 

Peggy, Johnny & Maire Harnett, Smerla & Abbeyfeale /

 

Kathleen & Brendan Daly, William St. /

 

Margaret & Hannah Kennelly, Coolaclarig             Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

3rd                         Jack, Mike, John, Stephen & Patrick Enright, Ballahadigue & Tom Kennelly, Coilbee          9.00am

 

                Catherine (Katsy) O Shea, Ballygologue Park, Months Mind         11.30am

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 27th August   Fr. Mossie Brick,, 087-9473317. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Paddy Stack, Woodford.

 

 

 

FUNERAL MASS OF  JEREMIAH (BRENDAN) SHEEHY (RIP),

 

 ( brother of our own Fr. Sean O. Sheehy) who died in London recently & late of Meen, will be celebrated on Saturday morning   2nd Sep. at 11.30am. Burial of ashes  in St. John Paul II Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Mary O Keeffe, Moyessa / Eileen Bunyan, Convent Cross / David Trant, Behins / Margaret (Peig) O’Connor, Ballygologue Rd.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

TEAMPALLIN BAN - FAMINE GRAVEYARD  Mass on this Monday 28th August at 3.pm. Everybody welcome.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND will take place as usual on Wednesday next with Canon Declan. The Parish Office will contact the regulars on list and should anybody new wish a visit contact the Parish Office.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (1st Sept). Usual masses at 10.30am which will be followed by a ‘Cuppa’ in the Meeting Room The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

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. Many Thanks.

 

BOOKING OF MASSES FOR 2018: Please note that Denise in the Parish Office will have her  Diary  2018 for the Booking of masses  during the calendar year of 2018 opened as from Monday, 2nd October, 2017. Thanks.

 

SECOND COLLECTION FOR  DIOCESAN NEEDS:  Our September Diocesan Collection is taking place next weekend, Saturday, 2nd Sept. & Sunday 3rd funds  various Diocesan Needs and Committees.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION are doing a sponsored 10K walk on this Sunday  starting & finishing at the IWA Day Centre at Ballygologue road at 12noon. All monies raised stays local for local IWA services. Your support would be much appreciated. For further information ring Jackie  086 395 3387

 

PRESENTATION PRIMARY SCHOOL Will be reopening on Monday 28th August.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY: Reminder to all children that participated in the 'Summer Stars' Reading Challenge, please return your completed cards to Listowel Library before the end of August

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

REMINDER: FUNERALS IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY AS FROM SEPTEMBER 2017: From Diocesan communications through the media over the last few months you will be aware that from the 1st September 2017, there will unfortunately be no funerals (Mass, Liturgy or burial) on a Sunday in the parishes of the diocese.

 

             This change is necessary for many reasons: related to good Liturgy; related to factors in individual parishes; and related to the availability of priests;

 

             This applies from Saturday mid-afternoon; Removals to the church can take place on either Saturday or Sunday evening;

 

             This will apply to Christmas Day and St Patrick’s Day also. On the other Holy Days of Obligation for flexibility reasons the decision is left to the local parish (while discouraging such funerals for liturgical reasons);

 

             All 111 churches in our 53 Parishes are reminded that there will be no exceptions to this diocesan regulation;

 

‘I realise many will have reservations about this decision. It has been taken after extensive consultation with laity and clergy throughout the Diocese’

 

                                                   Bishop Ray Browne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK The Legion of Mary are going to Knock on Sunday 24th Sept. We leave The Church of The Resurrection in Killarney at 6.15 a.m. We will pick up in Farranfore, Airport Road, Castleisland and Abbeyfeale. Contact: Patricia 0879048659

 

DIOCESAN COMMITTEE FOR JUSTICE, PEACE AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION (1st September – 4th October).  Drawing on Laudato Si, the brochure is at the back of the Church, please take one home. Public events: Diocesan Prayer service to commemorate World Day of Care for Creation in Tralee Town Park @ 6.45pm on Friday 1st September; An evening on “Reducing Food Waste and Composting: simple practical ways with Donal O’Leary” @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 12th September; A cookery demonstration with Mark Doe “Being Creative with Leftovers” @ 8pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 28th September.

 

KNOW MARY, KNOW JESUS, DARE TO BELIEVE. This is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference which is being held on 2nd-3rd September in All Hallows, Dublin. This is a fantastic weekend packed full of interesting events and open to all 18-40 year old. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor two young people to attend.  They will cover the travel and the full residential accommodation.  Please contact Patricia at 0879048659.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Fri. Sept. 8Th, 1.00pm-4.00pm. Gathering for Parish Contact People: Mon. Sept. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20Th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 20Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Contact 0667134276.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

         Office Times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          26th    7.30pm    Paddy Barrett, Loughill (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        27th     10.00am                 This morning’s scheduled Mass for Michael O’Connor                                                                                                                    has been deferred to a later date. 

 

New intention – Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Kitty Barrett, Lower Athea (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September

 

Fri            1st          7.30pm                Danny Tim O’Sullivan, Caherciveen & London (Get Well)

 

                Sat           2nd    7.30pm    Liam Lynch, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

                                & Deceased of the Byrne & Lynch Families

 

                Sun          3rd   11.00am   Grace Clifford, Rathkeale (Rec Dec)

 

                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 3rd September

 

                Sun          3rd  10.00am    Fr. John Lucid (Rec Dec)

 

      

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE SUMMER: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.   

 

MOYVANE: Will recommence on Wednesday 6th September 10am to 7pm.  Sincere thanks to all devoties who keep Eucharistic Adoration alive and active in both of our Churches.  New devoties most welcome.  Also if people wish to attend for 15 minutes or so that would be fine too.  Thanks to all who prepare the Altars.

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTIONS:  A second collection for the World Meeting of Families in 2018 will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.  There is a special yellow envelope in your offertory boxes which can be used for donations.  On 2nd/3rd September a second collection will be taken up at all Masses for Diocesan Needs.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Anna Mulvihill  and loving family, Glenalappa on the death of her husband and best friend Jack (Martin) whose funeral took place on Friday.  Jack was cared for lovingly and tenderly by Anna and family at home.  Jack has now gone to his eternal home.  Enjoy Jack and Rest In Peace. MY FIRST FRIDAY CALLS FOR SEPTEMBER:  To my faithful First Friday group please note that for September the calls will be as follows:  

 

                           FRIDAY                1ST SEPTEMBER           DUAGH

 

  THURSDAY           7th SEPTEMBER          KNOCKANURE

 

                           FRIDAY                8TH SEPTEMBER           MOYVANE

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES:  Warm congratulations and well done to all involved with the Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games who acquitted themselves very well in the National Championships in Dublin.  It was also terrific to see them on the Six One News.  Well done to their families and mentors. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE ADVANCED NOTICE OF:  Rambling House on Thursday 7th

 

September at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.  Active Retirement Day Monday 11th September.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10. All welcome.  If attending please contact 49799.

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE: will reopen on Tuesday August 29th for the new academic year.  We wish them and indeed all our schools both National and Secondary a very happy, safe and enjoyable new school year.  God’s blessings to you.

 

                                                            STUMBLING SAINT

 

Peter has been called a stumbling Saint.  He is a great consolation to us because courage fails us all.  All of us are mere mortals, who are inconstant in our beliefs.  We must learn to forgive our momentary weaknesses and failures.  We need to surmount these things and see the world in less rigid terms.  We must not judge ourselves or others by momentary inconsistencies, but rather by commitment given over a long time.  Jesus was well aware of Peter’s faults, but He saw that, in spite of everything, Peter’s heart was sound.  He may be named the ‘Stumbling Saint’ but he had the fantastic ability to love and in the long run love is what counts.  Absolutely!

 

                                                            PLEASE FORGIVE……

 

“Forgive anyone who has caused you pain or harm. Keep in mind that forgiving is not for others.  It is for you.  Forgiving is not forgetting.  It is remembering without anger.  It frees up your power, heals your body, mind and spirit.  Forgiveness opens up a pathway to a new place of peace where you can persist despite what has happened to you”.  Aren’t they powerful words written by Les Brown.  They will be more beautiful and powerful if we can make them our very own.  Please God we will.

 

WEATHER FAILED TO SPOIL VINTAGE FUN

 

Well done to the Committee and all who braved the elements last Sunday to come to the Vintage in Knockanure. 

 

Please God the weather will be kinder next year.

 

                           WOULD IT HAPPEN TODAY?

 

Jesus chose Peter to be the very first Pope.  Though Peter had strengths he also had weaknesses.  We too have weaknesses.  When those weaknesses cause us to fail, Jesus forgives us and helps us to go forward again.  Would Peter be chosen in our modern Church of today?  His weaknesses would be viewed as his downfall.  But as ever Jesus looks lovingly beyond our weaknesses!  Let Jesus & Peter bless us this week with peace and courage in living with our weaknesses.

 

               WHEN……?

 

                 When you kneel down to God,                  He stands up for you.

 

                 When He stands up for you,                   no one can stand against you.  

 

                 When God is with us who can be against us.  Amen. 

 

           PUSH AND PULL

 

It used to be cynically said of Irish Society that the only requirements to success in life were found written on every door – ‘push’ and ‘pull’.  Things have changed, yet people are still people.  It helps to know and be known.  That’s how doors get opened or rather that’s how doors get opened in this world, but what about the world to come?  Will a well-placed relative get you past St. Peter?  Is there a secret password, membership card, letter of introduction that will open the gates of heaven?  Jesus lovingly has the answers.  Admission says Jesus has nothing to do with who you know, where you come from even how perfectly you’ve kept to the straight and narrow.  It’s all about trying our best to enter by the narrow door.  It calls for a faith that is clear, focused and disciplined, not settling for what is but insisting on what should be.  It’s demanding what’s right, fair, good and pure when others shrug ‘close enough’.  It’ not too late.  The door is narrow but it is open.  

 

                             CIARRAÍ ABÚ – TAKE TWO!!

 

Good luck and best wishes to all parishioners travelling to Croke Park this Saturday for the eagerly awaited replay.  Great football was served up in the first game, here’s hoping the replay is as good!  Best wishes and blessings to the teams, mentors and their families.  Will Kerry hold onto their record of being impossible to beat in a replay? 

 

Up the Kingdom!!  

 

PICTURED RIGHT:  TWO KEY PLAYERS KIERAN & AIDAN –  WHO WILL BE SMILING AS WE BEGIN THE VIGIL MASS IN MOYVANE AT 7.30……..?

 

 

 

 

 

 St. Mary’s Church           LISTOWEL

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 19th    27th   August      

 

Saturday

 

19th                       Joe & Margaret O Sullivan, Tanavalla /

 

Johnny, Denis, Ellen, Michael, Eileen, Denis, Kitty & Baby Helen Daly, Pat O Donoghue & Noreen Daly, Knockane / Sean Thornton, Clieveragh /

 

Betty Griffin, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Bebe Ross nee Harnett & Bill Ross, Smerla & Ballyduff / Grace McMahon & Mary Kelly nee McMahon & Deceased Family Members              6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

20th                                                       Maurice & Eileen O Sullivan, Charles St. & USA   9.00am

 

                Pat Halpin, Ballygologue Park /

 

Ann Collins, Skehenerin                11.30am

 

Mon 21st                                             Nancy & Jim O Connor, Shrone  10.30am

 

Tues 22nd                                           Mary (Mai) Slowey nee Kelly, Listowel & London, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed.  23rd                                                                                                          10.30am

 

Thurs 24th                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 25th               Private Intention              10.30am

 

Saturday

 

26th                       Peggy Walsh, Courthouse Rd, Months Mind & Margaret Walsh  10.30am

 

                Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda /

 

Gerard & Kathleen O Driscoll, O’Connell’s Ave. Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

27th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                David Dillon, Behins, Months Mind /

 

Jimmy & Margaret Scanlon, Clieveragh 11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 20th August   Fr. Declan O Connor, 087-0908949. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Brendan Sheehy, died in London, late of Meen.

 

Arrangements to follow at a later date. 

 

Maire Rowan, died in Canada, late of O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Marie Carroll nee Walsh, died in Dublin late of Walsh’s Connor.

 

Bridie O Gorman, died in Greenwich, USA, late of O’Connell’s Ave. 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Martin (Sonny) Flaherty & Nora O Flaherty nee O’Carroll, O’Connell’s Ave. / John & Catherine Foley, Coolkeragh / Anne Collins, Skehenerin / Betty (Lizzie) Sullivan nee Hanlon, Australia & O’Connell’s Ave. / Stephen ( Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

TEAMPALLIN BAN - FAMINE GRAVEYARD Thanksgiving Mass on Monday 28th August at 3.pm. Everybody welcome.

 

DIOCESAN COMMITTEE FOR JUSTICE, PEACE AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION (1st September – 4th October).  Drawing on Laudato Si, the brochure is at the back of the Church, please take one home. Public events: Diocesan Prayer service to commemorate World Day of Care for Creation in Tralee Town Park @ 6.45pm on Friday 1st September; An evening on “Reducing Food Waste and Composting: simple practical ways with Donal O’Leary” @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 12th September; A cookery demonstration with Mark Doe “Being Creative with Leftovers” @ 8pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 28th September.

 

KNOW MARY, KNOW JESUS, DARE TO BELIEVE. This is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference which is being held on 2nd-3rd September in All Hallows, Dublin. This is a fantastic weekend packed full of interesting events and open to all 18-40 year old. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor two young people to attend.  They will cover the travel and the full residential accommodation.  Please contact Patricia at 0879048659.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Fri. Sept. 8Th, 1.00pm-4.00pm. Gathering for Parish Contact People: Mon. Sept. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20Th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 20Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Contact 0667134276.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note Our Wheelchair Assessable Entrance:

 

Our Parish Finance Council is delighted to announce that St. Mary’s Church now has Automatic Entrance Doors for those with reduced mobility. It is on the left hand side doors as you approach the church from the front gate. 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY  Wishes to thank everyone who help and contributed  so generously   to their recent Church Gate Collection. Amount raised was €1,780.00 which will go towards making a huge difference in the lives of people affected by cancer as a result of the collection.

 

KERRY EMIGRANT SUPPORT are holding their annual Church Gate collection next weekend Sat. & Sun., 26th & 27th August. Please support this worth cause. Thank you..

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a Free Dog Safety Workshop on Monday August 21st at 11.00 AM Sharp. Suitable for 7-13 yr old's. Learn how to be dog friendly with Dawn and Odie the dog from the Dogs Trust. What to do if you're frightened of a dog, and how to keep yourself safe around dogs at home and out and about. Children must be accompanied by an adult free event all welcome. Places limited, contact Listowel Library on 068-23044.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on Thursday 31st  August.  Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.  This is in memory of the late Fr Pat Moore, who was one of the Directors of the Complex.  A donation from each ticket will go to Kerry Cork Health Link Bus.  Tickets available from committee members, local shops & Post office.

 

 

 

Best of Luck

 

to both of our Kerry Teams

 

in Croke Park on this Sunday.

 

Up the Kingdom!

 

 

 

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

 

KIDS GO FREE CAMPAIGN  This campaign allows all Kids (up to 19 years of Age) to travel for free on all scheduled Local Link Services. www.locallinkkerry.ie/timetable  It will run for 2 weeks - 14th August to 27th August (just before the kids go back to school) 😀 "Kids Go Free" campaign is an opportunity to promote the existing bus services in Communities all over Kerry and the Target Audience for this campaign is Children/young people up to 19 – under 3's go Free as is normal. Parents / Grandparents / Guardians / Aunties / Uncles / Siblings /  Baby-sitters /Carers of Children -  who would like to take the kids out for a day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat          19th        7.30pm                Betty Griffin, USA & l/o Moyvane South (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (sister to Dan Joe Riordan, Moyvane South)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        20th       10.00am               Laurene Ann Kennelly, Canada (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                         11.00am               Maurice & Mary Harnett & son James, Leitrim West

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th August

 

                Tues      22nd       7.30pm                Jim Murphy, Rathcoole & l/o Rhode, Offaly (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                (brother to Olive Keane, Ashgrove)

 

Fri           25th        7.30pm                Mass of thanksgiving in honour of Moyvane Church

 

                                                                                which opened on 25th August 1956

 

                Sat          26th        7.30pm                Paddy Barrett, Loughill (Rec Dec)

 

                Sun        27th       11.00am               Kitty Barrett, Lower Athea (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                (mother of Cathy Hanrahan, The Hill)

 

                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 27th August

 

                Sun        27th       10.00am               Michael O’Connor, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin & l/o Direen

 

                                                                                (brother to Paudie O’Connor, Direen, Athea)

 

     

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE SUMMER: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Fr. Seán O’Sheehy, Derry, Listowel and his family on the death of their brother Brendan in the U.K.  Funeral arrangements are as follows:  arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel at Sat 2nd Sept at 11am with funeral Mass at 11.30am.  Burial afterwards in John Paul II Cemetery.  To the Moore Family, Tarmons East & Ballinoe on the death of their uncle Mick Moore whose funeral took place during the week. 

 

May Brendan & Mick Rest In Peace.

 

WARM BLESSINGS, CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES:  for the future to all our Leaving Cert students.  Well done.  We are proud of all of you.  Be assured of our prayerful support as you start your new journey.  God bless & protect you all.  Well done to your families and your teachers who have brought you so lovingly to this stage of your life. 

 

VINTAGE DAY: Please God the weather will be kind to all of us attending the Vintage Day in Knockanure.  It all kicks off at 1.15pm.  The Community Centre will have home baking items and lots for all the family, butter making demos, sports and a huge number of vintage items on display and also a slow tractor race.  See you there please God.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

CIARRAÍ ABÚ:Best wishes to all heading to Croke Park for the Semi.  A safe and enjoyable time to all.  Best wishes to both Kerry teams, their families and management.  Up the Kingdom.

 

MIGHTY WEEK FOR OUR GAA CLUB:  who enjoyed quite an extraordinary week on the playing fields.  In the first of four finals there was a tremendous start for our u14’s who gave an excellence display against St. Senans in claiming the Div 1 NKL shield.  This was quickly followed by the Minors who had a great win over Beale on Tues  and on Wed eve the u16’s were exceptionally unlucky to lose by 1 point to Finuge with a goal coming in the last minute.  Good luck to the Juniors in the County League final against John Mitchell’s this Fri 18th.

 

HOW DO YOU REACT TO SOMEONE BEGGING?

 

Our Gospel this weekend is a strange one, and yet it is one that all of us are familiar with.  It involves an encounter with a beggar.  True, the Canaanite woman was not begging for money, but she was begging, begging for a favour.  At one time or another all of us have been approached by a beggar, either at our doorstep or on a public street.  I often wonder how Jesus would deal with these kind of situations.  Jesus and his pals (the Apostles) had withdrawn to the region of Tyre and Sidon, which was Gentile country.  It seems that He had gone there for a break.   However, no sooner had He arrived there than He was accosted by a pagan woman who pestered Him to cure her sick daughter.  How do we react when we encounter someone begging?  I think it would be fair to say that few of us come out of such an encounter with credit.  Generally we refuse to help, convincing ourselves that it is better not to give them anything because in giving we are only encouraging a begging mentality.  However, we can draw some comfort from the Gospel story.  The Apostle’s reaction was not unlike our own.  For them the Canaanite woman was a nuisance.  They just wanted Jesus to get rid of her, and as quickly as possible.  Indeed, Jesus’ own reaction surprises us.  At first He ignored her.  Then He refused her and tried to put her off.  However, she was a very determined lady and refused to take NO for an answer.  Finally, He granted her request.  This is a great reminder to us not to ignore the cry of the poor.  Let’s stop seeing them as a nuisance.  The encounter for Jesus touched His Heart.  We must let such encounters awaken feelings of tenderness, kindness and compassion in our hearts too.  It shows us what we are capable of doing with the blessings and touch of Jesus.  It shows us that it is possible to be more, to love more and to give of ourselves more.  It can change us.    It calls us to humanity.  Thus it can lead to a new beginning.  Before God all of us are poor.  His love and generosity to us is overwhelming.  Thankfully, He never views any of us a nuisance.  Let us imitate Him.

 

                                                                        NOTICES

 

CHIROPODIST: In the Marian Hall on Fri 25th Aug at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 43472.

 

GREAT NEWS:  Many of our young parishioners have informed us of good results in the Leaving Cert.  It’s great that they came back to say thanks for the prayers and Masses offered in our Parish.  We wish them well in their new beginnings. 

 

61 ON FRIDAY:  Our Church in Moyvane – ‘The Church of the Assumption’ will be 61 years young on Friday next August 25th.  Mass of thanksgiving at 7.30pm (see Mass intention section).

 

PAINTING FUND:  Many thanks to two anonymous donations to our Painting Fund amounting to €300.  Also we have received €700 voucher towards the purchase of paints.  Very many thanks.

 

EXPERT’S VIEW……..CRITICAL EYE!

 

A young man I know is a very keen gardener.  His plot is not very big, but is full of lovely tended plants and callers rarely depart without a buttonhole or generous gift of fruit or vegetables.  He told me recently that he likes getting visitors but there is one he dreads to see dropping in.  “I know he’s an expert on gardening”, he said, “but he always leaves me feeling depressed.  You see, he always manages to notice some weeds that I’ve overlooked”.  On my way home, I mulled over those words.  Wouldn’t the world seem a more beautiful place if we all took more notice of the flowers and a lot less of the weeds?

 

TIME FOR CREATION (1st September to 4th October)

 

Brochures from the Diocese for ‘Time for Creation’ are available at all Masses this weekend please take them home.   These brochures aim to stimulate reflection and action in parishes and homes.  While each Parish is expected to have their own local events we draw your attention to the following public events that are happening all over the Diocese.

 

             Diocesan Prayer service to commemorate World Day of Care for Creation in Tralee Town Park @ 6.45pm on Friday 1st September;

 

             An evening on “Reducing Food Waste and Composting: simple practical ways with Donal O’Leary” @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 12th September;

 

             A cookery demonstration with Mark Doe “Being Creative with Leftovers” @ 8pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 28th September.

 

 

 

  St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL    

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 12th    20th   August      

 

Saturday

 

12th                       Ita & Willie Keane, Church St. /

 

Ita Cronin, Coolagown /

 

John Quinn, Canon Sheehan Place Mallow & Carrigeen / Joan Murphy, Clieveragh            6.00pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

13th                                                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Mary Keane, William St. /

 

Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig /

 

John & Agnes Regan, Dromin     11.30am

 

Mon 14th                                            Linda Greaney, Woodford /

 

Susan McKenna, Greenville, Months Mind          10.30am

 

                Funeral – Eileen Worster, Clieveragh Downs       11.30am

 

                Peter Moloney, Charles St. /

 

Sinead Deasy, Dublin /

 

Robert & Catherine Stack, Moyvane &

 

Maureen Stack & Sr. Julianna Culhane    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Feast day

 

 of the Assumption

 

Tues 15th                                            Michael Quille, Church St.

 

                10.30am

 

                Mass of thanksgiving      1.10pm

 

Wed.  16th                                                                                          Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown /

 

Bill & Patricia Kearney, Clieveragh             10.30am

 

Thurs 17th           Bill & Elizabeth Moran, Tullamore & Culbert St. & Maura O Connor, Skehenerin & London /

 

Private Intention / Special Intention        10.30am

 

 Fri. 18th               Dermot Kennelly, Moyvane & Tarbert /

 

Eamon O Connor, Gurtinard, Birthday Rem          10.30am

 

Saturday

 

19th                                       10.30am

 

                Joe & Margaret O Sullivan, Tanavalla /

 

Johnny, Denis, Ellen, Michael, Eileen, Denis, Kitty & Baby Helen Daly, Knockane / Sean Thorton, Clieveragh /

 

Betty Griffin, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Bebe Ross nee Harnett & Bill Ross, Smerla & Ballyduff / Grace McMahon & Deceased Family Members  Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

20th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Pat Halpin, Ballygologue Park      11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 13th August   Fr. Lawlor, 087- 6794112. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

DEATH NOTICE Catherine (Katsy) O Shea, Ballygologue Pk.

 

Nancy Garvey nee Linnane, Gorey, Wexford late of Ballydonoghue.

 

 

 

FUNERAL ARRANGEMNTS Eileen Worster, Clieveragh Downs. Reposing at Lyons funeral Sunday 6 to 8pm. Arriving to St. Mary’s Church Monday for 11.30am. requiem mass. Cremation in Shannon.

 

 ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Thomas Linnane, Gortacrissane / Terry Buckley, Patrick St. / Patrick Buckley, Behins /  Patrick ( Sonny) Halpin, Clounmacon / Joan O’Qui

 

gley, Church St. Birthday Remembrance.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR THE PASTORAL & ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRES : will be taken up after communion this  weekend’s Masses  on Saturday August 12th & Sunday, August  13th  throughout the Diocese. Thanks.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 14th  August at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR BLESSED LADY: takes place on this Tuesday, August 15th It is a holy Day of Obligation. Masses here at St. Mary’s Church will be at Monday evening: Vigil Mass at  6.15 p.m., & Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. (lunch time)

 

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & ST. JOSEPH: Mass & Anointing of the Sick will take place on Wednesday next, 16th August at 2.00 p.m.

 

COULD YOU NOT SPEND ONE HOUR WITH ME?” Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday 11am to 8pm. You are invited and encouraged to take up an hour if you can as adores are needed. Contact the Parish Office on 21188.

 

KNOCK SHRINE 2017 Pilgrimage to Knock on Thursday  17th August. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 7am. Book your seat now contact Fitzpatrick of Listowel on 087-3966399

 

 “KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by Bishop Ray Browne 2nd – 7th Sept. ex Kerry Airport. Some seats available. Contact Janice 064 7758219 email: joskdp@eircom.net”

 

MASS IN RATHEA CHURCH: Therese Trant, Cleophas O.P. late of Behins & Cape town, South Africa. Months Mind Mass will take place in Rathea Church on Saturday 19th August at 2pm.

 

KNOW MARY, KNOW JESUS, DARE TO BELIEVE. This is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference which is being held on 2nd-3rd September in All Hallows, Dublin. This is a fantastic weekend packed full of interesting events and open to all 18-40 year old. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor two young people to attend.  They will cover the travel and the full residential accommodation.  Please contact Patricia at 0879048659.

 

 

 

Just a Thought

 

The amount that you measure with will

 

be measured back to you.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a Free Dog Safety Workshop on Monday August 21st at 11.00 AM Sharp. Suitable for 7-13 yr old's. Learn how to be dog friendly with Dawn and Odie the dog from the Dogs Trust. What to do if you're frightened of a dog, and how to keep yourself safe around dogs at home and out and about. Children must be accompanied by an adult free event all welcome. Places limited, contact Listowel Library on 068-23044.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on Thursday 31st  August.  Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.  This is in memory of the late Fr Pat Moore, who was one of the Directors of the Complex.  A donation from each ticket will go to Kerry Cork Health Link Bus.  Tickets available from committee members, local shops & Post office.

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPEICAL OLYMPICS CLUB would like to  thank everyone who donated to their recent Church Gate Collection. Amount raised €1,064.00.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Fri. Sept. 8Th, 1.00pm-4.00pm. Gathering for Parish Contact People: Mon. Sept. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20Th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 20Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Contact 0667134276.

 

KIDS GO FREE CAMPAIGN  This campaign allows all Kids (up to 19 years of Age) to travel for free on all scheduled Local Link Services. www.locallinkkerry.ie/timetable  It will run for 2 weeks - 14th August to 27th August (just before the kids go back to school) 😀 "Kids Go Free" campaign is an opportunity to promote the existing bus services in Communities all over Kerry and the Target Audience for this campaign is Children/young people up to 19 – under 3's go Free as is normal. Parents / Grandparents / Guardians / Aunties / Uncles / Siblings /  Baby-sitters /Carers of Children -  who would like to take the kids out for a day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

         Office Times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          12th    7.30pm    Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        13th     10.00am                 Mary Scanlon, Brosna (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               John Grinsell, Clounprohus (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 14th to Sunday 20th August

 

Mon      14th        7.15pm                Rosary at the Grotto

 

 7.30pm                VIGIL – FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

 

Therese Healy, Cork (Rec Dec) 

 

Tues 15th            11.00am               Tom & Katie Mangan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Wed  16th            7.30pm                Mossie O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

Sat          19th        7.30pm                Betty Griffin, USA & l/o Moyvane South (Rec Dec)

 

Sun        20th  11.00am    Maurice & Mary Harnett & their loving son James,

 

                                                                Leitrim West

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Tuesday 15th to Sunday 20th August

 

Tues 15th            10.00am               Special Intention

 

Sun        20th  10.00am    Laurene Ann Kennelly, Canada (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE SUMMER: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.   

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Cathy & John Hanrahan & Family, The Hill on the death of Cathy’s mum Kitty Barrett, Lower Athea whose funeral took place in Athea on Sat 12th.  To Pat Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim on the death of his grand-niece Grace Clifford, Rathkeale whose funeral took place on Thurs 11th & to her cousin Geraldine Scanlon, Holly’s Gala & the Wallace Family, Aughrim.  To Dan Joe & Mai Riordan, Moyvane South on the death of Dan Joe’s sister Betty Griffin who died recently & whose funeral took place in the USA. 

 

May Kitty, Grace & Betty Rest In Peace.   Masses will be offered for all three shorty.

 

                                                         DON’T WAIT

 

At recent weekend Masses I shared the following reflection. Quite a number of you have asked me for a copy of it so here it is…….

 

Don’t wait for time……………….........make it

 

Don’t wait for love……………………….feel it

 

Don’t wait for money…………………..earn it

 

Don’t wait for a path to appear…look for it   

 

Don’t wait for opportunity………….find it 

 

Don’t settle for less…………………….go for the best

 

Don’t compare……………………………….be unique

 

Don’t fight misfortune………………..transform it

 

Don’t avoid failure……………………….learn from it

 

Don’t dwell on a mistake……………..get over it

 

Don’t go back…………………………………go forward

 

Don’t close your mind……………..…..open your heart

 

Don’t run from life…………………..….embrace it

 

WALKING ON WATER……….

 

It is becoming more and more difficult to practise one’s Catholic faith in modern day Ireland.  At some time or other, every disciple of Jesus is faced with trying circumstances, very difficult decisions, very great sorrows, very large temptations.  Here are a few examples of the kind of things the modern day Catholic might have to cope with.

 

             JOHN LIVING AWAY FROM HOME

 

John is a young person living away from home.  It is Sunday morning.  He is in a warm bed and it is raining and cold outside.  Should he leave that bed and go to Mass?  He knows that he will have to face the laughter of his mates as they take their ‘liturgy of the word’ straight out of the tabloids.  Will John be able to respond to the gentle voice of Jesus calling him to walk across the water of cynicism to go to Church and listen to the Word of God?

 

             NOREEN SINGLE IS PREGNANT

 

Noreen is a single girl who has become pregnant.  She is heading into the middle of a storm of protest from her parents and gossip from her neighbours as soon as news breaks.  Then she is offered a way out- a quiet abortion.  No one will ever know, but then she hears the gentle voice of Jesus saying that abortion is wrong.  Will she have the courage to listen to that voice?

 

             MARGARET STUNNED AS HUSBAND WALKS OUT

 

Margaret is a young mum with four children.  Suddenly her husband leaves her for another woman.  She feels hurt and betrayed, lonely and angry.  Then she hears the voice of Jesus inviting her to trust.  Will she have the courage to walk on those troubled waters, relying only on the word of Jesus? 

 

             GARDA GERRY IS MADE A VERY TEMPTING OFFER

 

Garda Gerry has been in the force for a good number of years.  A drug dealer offers him a large amount of money if he would turn a blind eye to activities.  It’s very tempting, but then he hears the voice of Jesus saying, “Do not participate in corruption”.  Will he be able to walk across those foul and ugly waters?

 

             PAUL IS A COMMERCIAL TRAVELLER

 

Paul’s work takes him away from home week in week out.  One night he meets a very attractive woman.  He hasn’t been getting on very well of late with his wife.  No one will ever know if he is unfaithful to her.  Will he have the strength to walk across the waters of fidelity at the call of Jesus who tells him that adultery is wrong?  

 

All of the above examples are very trying circumstances.  At times like these it is as if Jesus is asking us to ‘walk on water’.  But at the same time He stretches out His hand to uphold us.  In this life all of us have to contend not only with an outer struggle (against the elements), but also with an inner struggle (against ourselves).  The life of a Christian is a kind of ‘walking on water’, in so far as it implies walking in faith, which means relying on the Word of Jesus.  And remember if at difficult moments during life we have opted for Jesus and His Gospel values, then at death it will come naturally to us reach out and take His hand, so that He may haul us onto the shores of eternity.                                      COLLECTIONS

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses this weekend in aid of the Diocesan Pastoral & Retreat Centres.                                         NOTICES

 

NATIONAL FINALS OF COMMUNITY GAMES:  The parish are proud to announce that our Community

 

Games u13 Girls indoor soccer team and Aideen Larkin u8 60 m sprinters have qualified to represent Moyvane / Knockanure in the national finals in Dublin. The games are held over the weekend of 19th- 20th of August. The team and Aideen are not only representing our parish but also their county and province, a great achievement. 

 

A Church gate collection will be held on the 14th & 15th of August at both Moyvane & Knockanure Churches.

 

Your support would greatly appreciated to help towards the cost of the trips. 

 

MOYVANE U14’s:  Best wishes to mentors and team as they take on St. Senan’s in Duagh on Mon 14th in the NKL final replay.  

 

CEMETERY MASSES:  Míle Buíochas to all who attended and helped.  Thank God for the weather.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                           

 

  St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL    

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 5th    13th   August      

 

Saturday

 

5th                         Lily Hennessy, Killocrim /

 

Fr. Kiernan O Shea, Bridge Road /

 

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane 6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

6th                                        People of the Parish &

 

Mass of thanksgiving      9.00am

 

                Deceased Members of the McElligott Family Bunagara & Peggy Mahony, Listowel / John Moran, Billerough                 11.30am

 

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

 

Tues 8th                                               Joseph James, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Johnny O’Riordan, Gortacrissane              10.30am

 

Wed.  9th                                                                                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 10th           Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee / Josephine Walsh & Eileen Keane, Garryard,         10.30am

 

 Fri. 11th               Albert Byrne, Dublin / Special Intention /

 

Michael Quilter, Ballyduff             10.30am

 

Saturday

 

12th                       Maurice Kelly, O’Connell’s Ave & Paddy O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave Months Mind            10.30am

 

                Ita & Willie Keane, Church St. /

 

Ita Cronin, Coolagown /

 

John Quinn, Canon Sheehan Place Mallow & Carrigeen Vigil

 

6.00pm

 

Sunday

 

13th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Mary Keane, William St. /

 

Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig /

 

John & Agnes Regan, Dromin     11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 6th August   Fr. Kennelly, 087-2931064. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

DEATH NOTICE Danny O Donnell, died Ontario, Canada late of Clounmacon & Knockane.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Paul Walsh, Greenville / Johnny O’Riordan, Gortacrissane / Pat O Leary, The Island / John & Hannah O Brien, Cahirdown / Jimmy & Mary Hickey, Knocaclare / Eugene O Brien, Cahirdown/ Bridie Flaherty, Charles St.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

PASTORAL & ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRES DIOCESAN COLLECTION will be taken up after communion in next weekend’s Masses 12th & 13th August.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  launch will take place during the National Novena in Knock on Monday 21 August 2017. At the 3pm Mass that day each diocese will be represented by a family during the procession.

 

COULD YOU NOT SPEND ONE HOUR WITH ME?” Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday 11am to 8pm. You are invited and encouraged to take up an hour if you can as adores are needed. Contact the Parish Office on 21188.

 

KNOCK SHRINE 2017 Pilgrimage to Knock on Thursday 17th August. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 7am. Book your seat now contact Fitzpatrick of Listowel on 087-3966399

 

 “KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES led by Bishop Ray Browne 2nd – 7th Sept. ex Kerry Airport. Some seats available. Contact Janice 064 7758219 email: joskdp@eircom.net”

 

ST. JOHN’S BALLYBUNION RESTORATION FUND: Fundraising Concert in the church on Wednesday 9th August at 7.30 p.m.

 

Great local talent on the night with special guests.

 

MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE ALUMNI REUNION 2017 - SAVE THE DATE 7 OCTOBER 2017 Did you graduate from MIC in 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012?  Then this is the event for you! MIC is welcoming back its Alumni on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 1.30pm - 5pm. This is the perfect opportunity to meet up with old friends, and reacquaint yourself with the College. Should you wish to attend, please advise us in advance alumni@mic.ul.ie  and put "Class Reunion" in the subject line. More details www.friends.mic.ie

 

PARISH OFFICE Will be closed bank holiday Monday 7th normal office hours resumes on Tuesday 8th.

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Vigil Mass on Saturday, August 12th  (next weekend)  will be at the earlier time of 6.00pm. to facilitate the Revival Music Festival which will begin in the Square at 7.00 p.m. This is for this weekend only and it will enable people to come to mass, park in comfort and go home before the crowds arrive.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Church gate collection raised €1,780. Many thanks to all who gave so generously.

 

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE (CSP Home Maintenance Service NEWKD) provides a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry, making home repairs affordable. Our service aims to help people stay in their homes in a healthy, safe and comfortable environment. We provide small interior and exterior painting jobs, cleaning gutters, hedge cutting, grass cutting and strimming, weeding, minor repairs e.g. fitting locks, hanging curtains, rails etc. We also offer a home cleaning and domestic support, for more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a Free Dog Safety Workshop on Monday August 21st at 11.00 AM Sharp. Suitable for 7-13 yr old's. Learn how to be dog friendly with Dawn and Odie the dog from the Dogs Trust. What to do if you're frightened of a dog, and how to keep yourself safe around dogs at home and out and about. Children must be accompanied by an adult free event all welcome. Places limited, contact Listowel Library on 068-23044.

 

COOKARAMA KIDS SUMMER COOKING CAMP August 9th to 11th  10am. to 1pm. Daily, Cólaiste na Ríochta, Listowel. To book or for more info contact Jill on 0879815181.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on Thursday 31st  August.  Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.  This is in memory of the late Fr Pat Moore, who was one of the Directors of the Complex.  A donation from each ticket will go to Kerry Cork Health Link Bus.  Tickets available from committee members, local shops & Post office.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Fri. Sept. 8Th, 1.00pm-4.00pm. Gathering for Parish Contact People: Mon. Sept. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20Th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept. 20Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Contact 0667134276

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                   MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline          Office Times: Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Holiday Mon & Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           5th    7.30pm     Stasia & Seán Nelligan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun         6th     10.00am Special Intention (sick/anxious)

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE SUMMER: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.   

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  Next weekend 12th/13th in aid of the Diocesan Pastoral & Retreat Centres. PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Paddy & Kathy Kennelly & Family, Knockanure Village on the death of Cathy’s beautiful niece Mary Scanlon, Brosna whose funeral took place recently.  Mass for Mary in Knockanure at 10am on Sunday next 13th.   To Paudie & Nancy O’Connor & Family, Direen, Athea on the sudden death of Paudie’s brother Michael in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin whose funeral took place during the week.  To Teddy & Olive Keane, Ashgrove on the death of Olive’s brother Jim Murphy, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin whose funeral took place on Saturday 5th in Dublin. To the family & friends of Mary Tighe, Templenoe, Kenmare whose funeral took place last Wednesday.  Mary was my first sacristan in Kerry.  A fantastic sacristan, Church helper, parishioner and a very kind and encouraging friend to all priests who worked in Kenmare Parish. Masses will be said shortly for the aforementioned in the Parish.  May Mary, Michael & Jim & Mary rest lovingly and joyfully in the care of the risen Lord.  Amen.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  0667134276.  Some dates for your diary:

 

AGM for Parish contacts:  A gathering of our loyal Parish contact people who organise Parish retreat evenings and days throughout the year is scheduled for Mon 18th September from 7pm to 9.30pm. 

 

Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at the Centre on Friday September 8Thfrom 1pm-4pm.

 

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Seán Sheehy, (8weeks) each Wed. starting  September 20Th from 7pm-8.30pm.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: led by Bishop Ray Browne 2nd – 7th Sept. ex Kerry Airport.

 

Seats available. Contact Janice 064 7758219 email: joskdp@eircom.net”

 

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE:  Provides a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the Parishes of North Kerry, making home repairs affordable. The service aims to help people stay in their homes in a healthy, safe and comfortable environment - provides small interior and exterior painting jobs, cleaning gutters, hedge cutting, grass cutting and strimming, weeding, minor repairs e.g. fitting locks, hanging curtains, rails etc. The service also offers a home cleaning and domestic support, for more info please call 068/23429 or 087/3776724.

 

ST. JOHN’S BALLYBUNION RESTORATION FUND: Fundraising Concert in the Church on Wednesday 9th August at 7.30 p.m.  Great local talent on the night with special guests.  Info from 068/27102.

 

MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE:  Plain and simple – mobile coverage here is awful.  Here in the village it is practically non-existent.  It’s hit and miss coverage is terrible in this day and age.  There is no point what so ever in registering a complaint to your phone provider.  Please register all your complaints to consumerline@comreg.ie or by phoning 01/8049668.  All of these complaints will be recorded and given to Junior Minister Denis Naughton, T.D.   The more people that complain the better coverage we will get.  

 

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

 

The rich industrialist from the North was horrified to find the Southern fisherman lying lazily beside his boat smoking a pipe.  “Why aren’t you out fishing?” said the industrialist.  “Because I have caught enough fish for the day”, said the fisherman.  “Why don’t you catch some more?”  “What would I do with them?” “You could earn more money”, was the industrialist’s reply.  He continued, “With that you could have a motor fixed to your boat and go into deeper waters and catch more fish.  Then you would make enough to buy nylon nets.  These would bring you more fish and more money to own two boats…. Maybe even a fleet of boats.  Then you would be rich like me”.  “And what would I do then?” asked the fisherman.  “Then you could REALLY enjoy life” The fisherman smiled and said “What do you think I am doing RIGHT now?”.

 

                          MANAGING FROM THE HEART

 

Hear and understand me.  

 

Even if you disagree, please don’t make me wrong

 

Acknowledge the greatness within me Remember to look for my loving intentions.

 

Tell me the truth with compassion.

 

Loving Jesus has blessed all of us with beautiful hearts.  May He help all of us in managing our hearts as well.

 

                ROSARY AT GROTTO – MONDAY 14TH AUGUST AT 7.15PM

 

Monday week August 14th Vigil of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady.  Moyvane Church is dedicated to our Blessed Lady.  I invite you to gather at the Grotto opposite the Church for a special Rosary.  Last year only half a dozen or so gathered while the rest passed by going into Vigil Mass.  We will offer the Rosary for all families in our Parish asking Our Blessed Lady to be a loving, spiritual presence in all our homes.  May her motherly care which was so very important in the life of Jesus when He walked this earth be with each and every one of us.  So please make a special effort to be at the Grotto for 7.15pm.  Many thanks. 

 

LOST THE CASE………………..BUT WON THE WAR

 

As you are well aware by now I lost the case with regards my complaint about the Late Late Show, however, I am delighted that the BAI made the following observation about how the presenter handled the item.  A quote from the findings:  “It was the Committee’s view that the presenter misjudged the offence likely to have been caused by the use of the term ‘haunted bread’ and that his comments compounded the offence caused to the complainant.  While the Committee did not believe that the comments or the presenter’s contributions crossed a line such that undue offence was caused to the audience as a whole, the degree of offence may have been minimised if the presenter had demonstrated greater sensitivity to the potential for offence and RTÉ is advised to have regard to the Committee’s view in this regard”. I am delighted now that the case is closed and also I am looking forward to RTÉ and in particular its presenters to take on board what the BAI has suggested.   I feel as a result of this deliberation the Catholic faith and indeed all faiths will be more respected in RTÉ programmes from here on.  

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS        

 

  MASSES THIS WEEK 29th  July     6th   August      

 

Saturday

 

29th                       Ned & Annie Pellican, Dirha /

 

Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown /

 

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

 

Peggy O Connor, Finuge /

 

Jimmy & Rita Gavin, Greenville & Thomas & Mai Bowen, Kilmallock /

 

Robert & Bettie Moloney, The Square/

 

Joe & Peggy Gleeson, Church St.              6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

30th                                                       Fr. Tim Gunn, Lisselton 9.00am

 

                John Joe & Mary Hartnett, Clieveragh / Brendan O Connor, Convent St. /

 

 Tom Fitzgerald, Billeragh              11.30am

 

Mon 31st                                             Jack & Bridie Greaney, Toornageehy /

 

Elsie Hope Leahy, Kenny Heights /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 1st                                               Fintan & Peggy McGrath, William St.       10.30am

 

Wed.  2nd                                                                                           Billy McMullan, Tralee /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 3rd             Eileen  Jeremiah Hannon, Bromodra, Lyreacrompane     10.30am

 

 Fri. 4th                 Bartholomew Maher & Mary McCoy, & Deceased Family Members, Coilbee       10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Mass  7.00pm

 

Saturday

 

5th                         Bridie Doyle, Knockane /

 

Jack & Sean Wight, Ballygrennan               10.30am

 

                Lily Hennessy, Killocrim /

 

Fr. Kiernan O Shea, Bridge Road /

 

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

6th                         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Deceased Members of the McElligott Family Bunagara & Peggy Mahony, Listowel            11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 30th   July   Fr. Hanafin, 087-8341083. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Thomas Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. / Maurice Cahill, Cahirdown & Deceased Family Members of the Devereux Family Paddy Fealy & Deceased Family Coolaclarig / Joe Gleeson, Church St. / Tom Carmody, Derry / Bridie & Edward Fealy, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

WELL DONE AGAIN TO LISTOWEL! THE SPECIAL Trócaire Church Collection For Famine In East Africa that was held last weekend raised €5,195.00. That is great generosity and it has been already passed onto the Diocesan Office.  The parishioners of Listowel Knows no boundaries of their generosity. Many Thanks!

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will be doing his usual Calls to the Sick & Housebound on Wednesday afternoon next ( August 2nd ).  The Office will contact the usual people but if anybody new wishes a visit from a priest please contact Parish Office.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (4th 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. with  Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

CONFESSIONS: Confessions after the 10.30 a.m. Mass on both Thursday & Saturday mornings next.

 

ANNUAL DINNER WITH BISHOP RAY: For Priests home on vacation  or retired from abroad will take place at the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Wednesday 9th August. Further details and book: Contact Diocesan Office : 064- 6631168.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  launch will take place during the National Novena in Knock on Monday 21 August 2017. At the 3pm Mass that day each diocese will be represented by a family during the procession.

 

KNOCK SHRINE 2017 Pilgrimage to Knock on Thursday 17th August. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 7am. Book your seat now contact Fitzpatrick of Listowel on 087-3966399

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

HOPE GUATEMALA Seán McGillicuddy, son of Jackie McGillicuddy's of McGillicuddy's (Corbett and Fitzgibbon shop, William st.) is on the Board of Hope Guatemala, a Kerry based charity that feeds 50 children everyday in Guatemala. We also put children through school, have a nutrition centre and health centre and provide may other essential services in Guatemala. We are operating for 12 years and have no administration fees and all the money goes directly to Guatemala. I am having an open meeting in The Horseshoe Bar and Restaurant on the morning of Thursday August 3rd at 10.30am where I will be speaking of what I have done and how I plan on bringing the charity to Listowel. We will also have a screening of our documentary. All are welcome and I hope you can attend.

 

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS recent Church gate collection raised €1,541.00. Many thanks for you generosity.

 

MUNSTER GATHERING & SPIRITUALITY DAY Rekindling the Pioneer Flame. Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. Sunday 1st October, Celebrant Bishop of Limerick, Most Rev. Brendan Leahy. For more info: contact Siobhan 087-2852155 or Sorcha 086-3642619. Poster on notice board.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on Thursday 31st  August.  Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.  This is in memory of the late Fr Pat Moore, who was one of the Directors of the Complex.  A donation from each ticket will go to Kerry Cork Health Link Bus.  Tickets available from committee members, local shops & Post office.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Vigil Mass on  Saturday, August 12th  (two weeks time)  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 and it will enable people to come to mass, park in comfort and go home before the crowds arrive.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

            Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          29th   7.30pm     Dan, Bridie, Danny & Veronica Keane, Coilagurteen

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        30th    10.00am Edward Carmody, Knockanure

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Liam Foley, Tieraclea House, Tarbert (Month’s Mind)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August

 

Mon        31st   7.30pm    Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

Tues       1st   7.30pm       Fr. John O’Flaherty, Murhur & Dec Family Members

 

Wed     2nd   7.30pm        Jackie Lyons, Derry (Anni)

 

Fri              4th   7.30pm    John P. Walsh, Barragougeen & Dec Family Members

 

Sat             5th   7.30pm    Stasia & Seán Nelligan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Sun           6th  11.00am   Dora & Maurice Ahern, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August

 

           Thurs     3rd    7.30pm           Jerry Clancy, Knockanure (Anni)

 

Sun           6th   10.00am Parishioners

 

 

 

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

 

the new P.P. in Ballybunion and all of us in the Parish of Moyvane extend a céad míle fáilte to him and continued blessings on his priesthood as he begins a new chapter in his life as P.P. in beautiful Ballybunion.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE SUMMER: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.   

 

Trócaire’s second collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa.  The amount collected was a massive €2,010.  Very many thanks for your tremendous generosity as always.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Anne Stack, Dromurhur,  Helen Corridan, Murhur and Teresa Collins, Lisaniskea on the death of their aunt Mary Holly, Ahanagran, Ballylongford.   Our prayerful support to the Holly Family and extended relatives.  Funeral in Ballylongford on Sat 29th.  To Carol Horgan, her son James and her partner Thomas on the death of her father Bobby Horgan, Foynes whose funeral took place during the week.  

 

May Mary & Bobby Rest In Peace.

 

JOE KEARNEY’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS:  Sunday 6th Aug at 11.30 am in St.Mel's Cathedral, Longford, Joe originally from the Glin road, was living in Longford until his sudden death on 8th August 2016. We ask you to include Joe and his family in your prayers as we approach the first anniversary of his death. 

 

May Joe continue to rest gently with the Lord.  

 

ANNUAL DINNER FOR VISITING PRIESTS HOME ON HOLIDAYS:  Calling all parishioners if you have any family members who are in Priesthood and are visiting you during this holiday season or who have retired and are living now in Kerry please let them know the following invitation from Bishop Ray – “I would like to extend an invitation to any Priest from abroad or who has retired to live in Kerry to dinner on Wednesday 9th August.  

 

Please contact the Diocesan Office on 064/6631168 not later than Monday 7th.  

 

THE MUNSTER PIONEER GATHERING AND SPIRITUALITY DAY:  will take place in The Woodland's House Hotel in Adare on October 1st.This will be a most important day for the future of the Pioneer Association in Munster.  Thank you for your help and support.  Info siobhanenglish@gmail.com or 087/2852155.   CEMETERY MASSES:  It’s that time of the year again when we honour our faithful departed with our Cemetery Masses.  

 

Monday 7th            Ahavoher Cemetery                                   8pm  

 

Tuesday 8th               Knockanure                                                 8pm 

 

Wednesday 9th           Murhur                                                      8pm  Please inform anyone living outside the

 

Parish and who have loved ones buried in the above cemeteries of dates and times. Thank you.

 

THE SEARCHING AND YEARNING!

 

In one way or another all of us are treasure hunters.  All of us are looking for something that will make us completely happy.  There is nothing wrong with this.  If we were happy then the artist would not be painting nor would the writer be writing.  Jesus encourages us in our searching as the two stories in today’s Gospel show.  Jesus loved searchers.  He had sympathy for those who were looking, even if they were looking in the wrong places and for the wrong things. He understood their hunger and thirst.  He was able to point them in the right direction, but He could do nothing for the smug and satisfied. Jesus compared the Kingdom of God to a rare pearl or priceless treasure.  In other words, the Kingdom of God is worth everything we have.  Those who find it are truly fortunate.    Even if in the eyes of the world they appear foolish and poor in the eyes of God they are wise and rich.  The Kingdom of God is a very simple concept.  It means to know that one is a child of God, with divine dignity and an eternal destiny.  It means to know the meaning of life and how to live it.  Our chief task in life is not to be successful or even to be fulfilled.  It is to live properly.  A close relationship with God is a real treasure.  Only God can give us what we are looking for.  If we find God, we find all.  To have faith is not to have all the answers.  It doesn’t mean all the work is done for us.  The opposite would be nearer the truth. Faith commits us to a life of discovering, searching and yearning.  It’s not only in holy places such as Churches or only on religious occasions that we find God and feel close to him.  In Jesus’s story it was while the man who was going about his daily task (of digging) that he found the treasure.  The treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand..  Let us all pray for and encourage one another in our searching and yearning.  

 

UP THE KINGDOM:  Good luck and best wishes to the Kerry team and management in Croke Park this Sunday. 

 

A safe and enjoyable journey to all from our parish and indeed all going to Croke Park “Come on the Kingdom”.  

 

COFFEE MORNING & CAKE SALE:  Paul G writes the following…….

 

 “A massive thank you to the Parishes of Moyvane and Athea who raised €6,200 towards Mairéad’s life saving treatment in Turkey in the Marian Hall on Saturday.  Must have been some serious coffee not to mention the vast array of cakes!!  Special thanks to Patricia Quinn, The Quinn Family, Eileen Roche, Noreen Roche & Noreen O’Connell, Mag Mulvihill, Michelle Mulvihill, Bridgie Mulvihill, Kathleen Mulvihill, Mary Quinn Keane, Norann Sexton, Muriel Byrne and her daughters”.    

 

It really shows the power of a very generous and Christian community that this amount could be raised over last weekend.  Cake sale after Masses, collection box at Holly’s and the collection held at the Bingo all done by parishioners is very much appreciated by the family and especially by Paul G’s mum Margaret and Mairéad.

 

Thanks too to our generous Athea neighbours.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House this Thurs 3rd Aug at 9pm.  All welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song & dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.  Active Retirement Social Day on Mon 14th Aug.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  All welcome.  If attending please ring 49799.

 

BOARD OF HOPE GUATEMALA:  This is a Kerry based charity which will be holding an open meeting in the Horseshoe Bar in Listowel on Thursday next Aug 3rd at 10.30am. Seán Mc Gillicuddy will give a detailed talk about the work which this Charity does in feeding fifty children every day in Guatemala.  For more information Seán is contactable at seansmc01@gmail.com 

 

LOST PROPERTY:  A navy & red light sports jacket with white stripes on the shoulders was left behind after the magnificent BBQ on July 16th.  Also on Thursday just next to the fish van a lovely wooden Rosary Beads was found on the pavement.  These items are available in the Parish Office.   

 

RESPONSE TO FUNDRAISING APPEAL: The Committee of Moyvane Community Sports Hall Ltd wishes to acknowledge the generous contributions of local community groups, business people and members of the public for the support and sponsorship of expenses incurred due to recent upgrading of the facility. Any organisation, group or individual still willing to contribute may do so by contacting a committee member.

 

HOLY COMMUNION MOCKED: The complaint I made way back in January to the BAI has not been dealt with nearly six and a half months later.  Following numerous attempts to contact the BAI, I am still getting no response.  It is very disappointing and amazing that a verdict from the BAI is taking so long.  

 

 

 

  St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL    

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 22nd      30th   July     

 

Saturday

 

22nd                     Nancy McAuliffe, Bedford, 1st Ann. /

 

Josie Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

 

John Lynch, Knockane /

 

William & Hannah Horgan, & Con & Mike Joe Barrett, Gortnaminch /

 

Ann Finnerty, Wicklow /

 

Bob & Bess Barry, Clieveragh /

 

Donal ó Donnchadha      6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

23rd                                                       Briede Murphy, Church Street   9.00am

 

                Mike  & Mary Anne, Maire, Sarah, Joan, Patrick & Jeremiah Mulvihill, Derry         11.30am

 

Mon 24th                                            Noreen Guiney, Clieveragh Park               10.30am

 

Tues 25th                                            Nell James, O’Connell’s Ave.      10.30am

 

Wed.  26th                                                                                          Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 27th           Tom (Thomas) Moloney, Woodford & Southampton 1st Anniversary, Gugs (William), Woodford & Kitt Dee nee Moloney, Ballylongford & Woodford            10.30am

 

 Fri. 28th               Special Intention              10.30am

 

Saturday

 

29th                       Patrick Sheehy, Bedford /

 

Mona Dalton, Bridge Road           10.30am

 

                Ned & Annie Pellican, Dirha /

 

Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown /

 

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

 

Peggy O Connor, Finuge /

 

Jimmy & Rita Gavin, Greenville & Thomas & Mai Bowen, Kilmallock /

 

Robert & Bettie Moloney, The Square    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

30th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                John Joe & Mary Hartnett, Clieveragh    11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 23rd  July   Fr. McNamara ,   0874044816. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS

 

Willie Kirby, 10 Willow Court, Listowel & Lisroe, Duagh

 

David Dillon, Behins.

 

Susan McKenna, Greenville.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  John Gilbert, London & Deceased Family members of the Carroll & Flaherty Families / Brigid (Bridie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. / Kevin McAuliffe, Charles St. / Jackie Lyons, Dirha.

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

SPECIAL TRÓCAIRE CHURCH COLLECTION NATION WIDE THIS  WEEKEND FOR FAMINE IN EAST AFRICA As you know, prolonged drought has led to severe food shortages across East Africa.  Approximately 25 million people are in need of emergency assistance.  Our response in South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia focuses on food and water, while in Somalia we are also running health clinics treating people for malnutrition, cholera and other associated health issues.  Currently Trócaire, on behalf of the faithful of Ireland, is reaching out to approximately 150,000 people.  Archbishop Eamon Martin has officially announced a church appeal nationwide this weekend and will take place immediately after Holy Communion. Thank you for your generosity.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact 0667134276. Enrich your Faith:  Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.

 

KNOCK SHRINE 2017 Pilgrimage to Knock on Thursday 17th August. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 7am. Book your seat now contact Fitzpatrick of Listowel on 087-3966399

 

 

 

OUR WEB CAM FROM www.listowelparish.com Statistics on how many people from around the world &  Listowel view Masses, Funerals, Baptisms & Weddings etc. from our Web Cam here at  St. Mary’s Church, Listowel within the first seven months of 2017 is 7,775 page views. That’s  great news!  We are delighted that so many use our web cam not alone locally but around the world. Pass the word around!

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLETCION will take place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July. The Irish Cancer Society is dedicated to ensuring that people with cancer and their families can receive the emotional care and practical support they need to help them through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE Duagh/Lyre parish pilgrimage, Spiritual Director: Fr. Jack O’Donnell. Leaving Lyreacrompane Resource Centre on Saturday 12th August at 7.30am. Going via The Six Crosses to Church in Duagh at 8.00am. Contact Frances 0876757924 or Larry 0874138934.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE host their annual Family Fun Day with plenty to interest all members of the family from 2-4pm on Saturday July 29. All welcome

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold a 'Storytime' session on Saturday July 29th at 11.30 AM. Suitable for ages 1-6, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event, please bring your listening ears! All Welcome.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS GROUP A sincere 'Thank You' to everyone who supported our recent Church Gate collection €1362.40. Also 'Well done'  to everyone in Listowel who have put in that extra effort  in presenting the town to such a high standard for this years competitions. We need to keep up the pace for another while though, the second judging can take place anytime up to the middle of August!

 

NEW CAMOGIE CLUB A registration night for the proposed new camogie club in Listowel on Thursday night 27th July in the Listowel Community Centre at 7.35 pm and a short training session afterwards from about 8.15 to give the girls a feel for it. This will be led by the Kerry county boards  youth development officer..  No commitment will be asked for on the night -they just want to see if there is enough interest in Listowel and the surrounding areas to pursue the development of a club.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTSMART SELF-DOUBT & FEAR” Free workshop Returning to work or education after a period of unemployment or time out? Do you have self-doubt and fear about returning? Thursday 27nd July 2.30pm to 5.45pm Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre. To book a place contact lorrainebowler@newkd.ie

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

            Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          22nd   7.30pm    Anne Moore (née Shaughnessy), Abbeyfeale (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        23rd    10.00am Pat Lynch, Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni) & Deceased

 

                                                                                                                                Family Members

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Anthony Broderick, Watherford & Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 24th to Sunday 30th July

 

Mon      24th   7.30pm     Ned, Mary Ann, Edward & Kevin Murphy, Askeaton

 

                                                                & Deceased Family Members

 

Tues 25th   7.30pm          Jeremiah Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Deceased Members                                                   of the Mulvihill & Connelly Families

 

Wed 26th   7.30pm          Denis Corridan, Murhur (Anni)

 

Fri           28th   7.30pm     Mary McCarthy, Newcastle West & Lower Aughrim 

 

                                                                (Rec Dec)

 

Sat          29th   7.30pm     Dan, Bridie, Danny & Veronica Keane, Coilagurteen

 

Sun        30th  11.00am    Liam Foley, Tieraclea House, Tarbert (Rec Dec)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July

 

           Thurs  27th     7.30pm           Special Intention

 

Sun        30th  10.00am    Edward Carmody, Knockanure

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE SUMMER: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.   

 

MOYVANE:  No adoration  until Wednesday 6th September.  

 

SECOND COLLECTION: An emergency collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated for the people who are so dependent on us to support them through this awful hunger crisis.  Thank you.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Anne & Jerry Fitzmaurice & Familly, Lower Aughrim on the death of Anne’s mother Mary McCarthy, Newcastle West & Lower Aughrim whose funeral took place last Monday.  Mass for the happy repose of Mary’s soul will take place in Moyvane on Friday 28th July at 7.30pm.  May Mary Rest In Peace. DEHUMIDIFIERS:  At great expense the dehumidifiers were put into Moyvane Church with the single purpose of removing the dampness from the walls of the Church.  I would ask those who are interfering with the settings and switches to kindly refrain from doing so.  

 

CALLING ALL PAINTERS!  Any painting contractors interested in submitting a quotation for the painting of Moyvane Church are asked to submit their quotations on or before August 4th to Amanda Coulson, Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council, c/o The Parish Office, Moyvane, Co. Kerry or e-mail moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie. RESULTS OF PARISH DRAW: Great response to the parish draw the results are as follows:  First prize of one night B&B and one evening meal for two people in Killarney Oaks Hotel along with two tickets to the Wolfe

 

Tones in the INEC was won by Noreen Hughes, Aughrim.  Second Prize of a monster hamper sponsored by Holly’s Gala was won by Niamh Walsh, Doonard Lr., Tarbert and the Third Prize of two tickets to Brendan Grace’s concert in the INEC was won by Jerry Fitzmaurice, Lr. Aughrim.  Well done to all our winners. A special word of thanks to all who sold tickets at the local Bingo Halls and around the parish.  It is great to have so much collected now in advance of our painting project.   Sincere thanks to The Oaks Hotel, Killarney, The Gleneagle Hotel (INEC), Killarney and Holly’s Gala for their very generous sponsorship.

 

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Has a new presenter.  Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with your own Fr. Kevin – my first programme went out last Monday evening!

 

TREMENDOUS DISPLAY BY OUR U14’s: What a game in Duagh last Monday evening as our u14’s lined out against St. Senan’s for the NKL final.   Played in ideal conditions in glorious sunshine before supporters from St. Senan’s and Moyvane, this game was a cracker!   Moyvane started very crisply to take an early lead but with Moyvane playing into a glaring sun and heavy pressure from St. Senan’s resulted in three quick goals making the half time the score 3-4 to 1-5.  St. Senan’s were quick off the mark in the second half and added a few more points.  The Moyvane supporters including myself started to drop our heads and hearts.  Thankfully those gallant boys on the pitch whose heads and hearts did not drop clawed their way back from 10points down to level the game on the stroke of full time.  Well done to the management but more especially to the gallant boys on the field who typified extraordinary determination to level the game.  Don’t miss the replay!!

 

MIRACLES OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES RE-INACTED

 

What a fabulous day we had last Sunday for our parish BBQ and celebration of thanksgiving. Blessed with beautiful weather thank God, a huge crowd, excellent music by Larry from the Banner County and native son  Fr. Pat Ahern evoking lovely memories of the old Church, old School and the new Church and of Newtownsandes / Moyvane.  It was a day when people had an opportunity to meet, greet and have a chat.  The photographs on display proved to be a great attraction as so many were trying to identify former parishioners who contributed so much to building up our parish community.  Popular Denis Doody and his team, known to you here in Moyvane for other celebrations were under savage pressure to keep the food cooking for so many people.  323 people were fed and this is not including children u16, there were many of them there as well.  It most definitely was the re-enactment of the loaves and fishes!  Very well done to Denis and his excellent staff.   Sincere thanks to Liz our special photographer who captures all parish activities and celebrations for our archives.  Larry McEvoy added immensely to the atmosphere as well with lovely music in the sunshine.  Well done Larry.  I am richly blessed to have such hard-working and generous parish helpers – Pastoral Council, Finance Committee and Liturgy Group and those generous parishioners who volunteered to help out with stewarding, supervising and ticket selling on the day.  I enjoyed it immensely and so many of you have taken the time to tell me that you enjoyed it too.   Our dancers young and old enriched the day with their dancing talents, face painting was a great novelty, it was the first time I had my face painted!  Also thanks to Jackie & Michelle Mulvihill for the bouncy castle, Knockanure Community Centre for the loan of their stage.  Sunday 16th July definitely proved to be a parish day at its level best.  May God’s blessings be with all of you.  Your presence enriched the day in making it a day to remember for the parish of Moyvane.  Well done to all.  Up the Boro! 

 

FLAWED GOODNESS

 

We have a tendency to divide people into two categories, saints and sinners.  I feel however, this division is quite unreal.  Human beings are complex; take for example the story of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist, who saved over a thousand Polish and Jews from the concentration camps.  One of the people he saved said of him, “He was our father, our mother, our only hope.  He never let us down”.  Yet many who saw the film Schindler’s List were very shocked and surprised by his vices.  Schindler certainly was no saint.  In fact, he was riddled with contradictions.  Unfaithful to his wife, he certainly knew how to enjoy the so called good life – cigars, drink, women…. He was a Catholic, but in name only.  He was also a member of the Nazi party, and his avowed aim was to end the war with “two trunks full of money”.  He exploited the Jews as a source of cheap labour.  But there was another side to him, a better one, and in spite of his lapses he always returned to that better side.  There was basic goodness about him.  As the war went on he became appalled at the horrors inflicted on the Jews.   At considerable personal risk from the death camps, thereby showing that he was undoubtedly a courageous man.  Sadly many people don’t seem to have any understanding of the divided nature of each human being – of the coexistence in every person of good and evil, strength and weakness, loyalty and betrayal.  As soon as they discover a weakness in someone, they write the person off.  As soon as a flaw or crack appears, they lose faith in him/her.  But things are not that simple.  Human beings are complex – and that includes each of us.  We are an extraordinary mixture of good and bad.  Moreover, the roots of good are so entwined with the roots of evil that one can’t be pulled up with pulling the other.  We must learn to be patient and lenient towards ourselves in the first place.  We must struggle on despite the weeds, confident that with God’s help, the good will finally triumph.  It is through struggle that we grow, provided we don’t throw the towel in.  Even though we see only part of a person’s life we tend to rush to judgement.  Remember only God has  the right and the knowledge to judge.  

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL News          

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 15th      23rd  July     

 

Saturday

 

15th                       Mary Stack, Tarbert & Charles St. Month Mind /

 

Patrick Synan, 1st Ann. & Deceased Family Members, Skehenerin /

 

Patrick & Julia McElligott, Convent St. /

 

John McEnery, Cahirdown /

 

John Paul O Farrell, Church St.    6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

16th                                      Kathleen Stack, Gurtcreen /

 

Kitt Harris, Greenville     9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

Mon 17th                                            Michael (Mick) & Mona Ryan, Ballygologue Road              10.30am

 

Tues 18th                                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed.  19th                                                                                          John Hannon, Convent St. /

 

Michael & Kathy O Connor & Deceased Family & Johnny Nolan, Mossie & Peggy Hickey & Deceased Family, Craughatoosane / Special Intention /

 

Babs Walker, England, Recently Deceased            10.30am

 

Thurs 20th           Eugene, Eileen & John Paul McCarthy, Bunagara               10.30am

 

 Fri. 21st               Rodger, Ellen Murphy, & Madge Hanrahan, Inch /

 

Lilah Stack, Courthouse Lawn, Charles St. & Writers Grove, Birthday Remembrance         10.30am

 

Saturday

 

22nd                      Tony & Ned White, Bedford       

 

                Nancy McAuliffe, Bedford, 1st Ann. /

 

Josie Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

 

John Lynch, Knockane /

 

William & Hannah Horgan, & Con & Mike Joe Barrett, Gortnaminch /

 

Ann Finnerty, Wicklow /

 

Bob & Bess Barry, Clieveragh      Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

23rd                       Briede Murphy, Church Street   9.00am

 

                Mike  & Mary Anne, Maire, Sarah, Joan, Patrick & Jeremiah Mulvihill, Derry         11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 16th  July   Fr. Maurice Brick,   0879473317. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Anthony Broderick, Waterford late of Coolnaleen.

 

Willie Kirby, Willow court, Listowel. Funeral Monday 17th at 11.30 in Duagh Church, burial in Springmount.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  John Joe & Catherine Lane & Deceased Family, Finuge / Michael Murphy, Clieveragh, Bettie Moloney, The Square / James McElligott, Woodford / Con (Nelie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Ballyheigue / Cornelius ( Con) Kelliher, Listowel & London / John Foley, Fourhane.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 10th  JULY at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

SPECIAL TRÓCAIRE CHURCH COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND (JULY 22ND-23RD ) FOR FAMINE IN EAST AFRICA As you know, prolonged drought has led to severe food shortages across East Africa.  Approximately 25 million people are in need of emergency assistance.  Our response in South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia focuses on food and water, while in Somalia we are also running health clinics treating people for malnutrition, cholera and other associated health issues.  Currently Trócaire, on behalf of the faithful of Ireland, is reaching out to approximately 150,000 people.

 

Archbishop Eamon Martin has officially announced a church appeal nationwide for next weekend which will take place immediately after Holy Communion. Thanks.

 

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL Cistercian College, Roscrea,  during coming week – July 17th to 20th For young people aged 16-35.  An opportunity to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over1400 young people attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact 0667134276. Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.

 

STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: The Priory Institute – Dominican Centre for Theological Learning – More details on www.prioryinstitute.com or Poster in Notice board.

 

LOUGH DERG 2017:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sunday 13th August.  Advance booking is not necessary.  There are various travel options available countrywide.  The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.   Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518). 

 

Email: info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

 

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE SEASON National novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock, August 14 – 22nd (inclusive). Check Church Notice board for more info. .

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

DUAGH ANNUAL GRAVEYARD MASS will be held at Springmount Cemetery on Thursday 27th July at 8p.m.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on Thursday 31st August.  Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.  This is in memory of the late Fr Pat Moore, who was one of the Directors of the Complex.  A donation from each ticket will go to Kerry Cork Health Link Bus.   Tickets available from committee members, local shops & Post office.

 

KERRY/CORK LINK BUS Fundraising dance for Kerry/Cork Link Bus at River Island Htl C/island, Sun 16th July @ 2.30pm. Music by Eddie Lee & James Kelliher. Tickets €10.

 

ST MARY OF THE  ANGELS  BEAUFORT & ST JOHN OF GOD KERRY SERVICES are hosting a Golf Classic (Teams of 4 € 200 ) Any combination - Ladies & Gents Prizes on Friday 11th August in  O’ Mahonys Point, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.  All your support would be greatly appreciated through Teams or Tee Boxes . Please contact Helen 087 1338702.

 

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE 13th September 2017 €709. Contact Bridie McCarthy on 087-6654296. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

OUTSMART SELF-DOUBT & FEAR” Free workshop Returning to work or education after a period of unemployment or time out? Do you have self-doubt and fear about returning? Do you wonder if you are good enough? Do you want to be able to take the risk and return with confidence in the belief that you can do the job/course? If so this is the workshop for you. You will be taught practical skills to outsmart your fear and bring about confidence by learning how to challenge negative thinking. Embrace a more positive outlook while searching and attaining new employment or education opportunity.

 

Listowel Thursday 27nd July 2.30pm to 5.45pm Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre. Also in  Tralee

 

Thursday 27nd July 9.00am to 12.30pm Venue: Manor West Hotel, Tralee  To book a place contact Lorraine: 066 7180190 lorrainebowler@newkd.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

            Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          15th   4.00pm     For All Lost Bikers

 

                                                 7.30pm                John Stack, Aughrim (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        16th   10.00am   Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Ellen & Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha, their son-in-law

 

                                                                Harry Paulus & Deceased of the Sheehan Family

 

 Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July

 

Sat      22nd    7.30pm       Anne Moore (née Shaughnessy), Kilconlea Lower,

 

                                                                Abbeyfeale (Rec Dec)

 

Sun        23rd   11.00am   Anthony Broderick, Waterford & l/o Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

           Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 23rd July

 

           Sun      23rd    10.00am         Pat Lynch, Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni) & Deceased

 

                                                                Family Members

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE SUMMER: Knockanure continues with Adoration on each Tuesday all through the year from 10am to 6pm.  There will be no Adoration in Moyvane from this Wednesday 19th until Wednesday 30th August.  It will commence again please God on Wednesday 6th September.  

 

SECOND COLLECTION: An emergency collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 22nd/23rd July.  Nearly 25 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are currently in urgent need of food and water due to drought.  Trócaire is reaching over 150,000 people across the region with emergency food, water and sanitation.  Needs are enormous - Your generous support would be deeply appreciated for a people who are so dependent on us to support them through this awful hunger crisis.  Thank you.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Raised €699 for which the

 

Committee are extremely grateful.  This collection helps to subsidize the chiropody service and the annual Christmas dinner. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Moore family, Glenalappa on the death of Anne Moore (née Shaughnessy), Kilconlea Lower, Abbeyfeale whose funeral took place on Monday last in Abbeyfeale.  Mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated on Saturday 22nd in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm.  To the family & relatives of Anthony Broderick whose funeral took place in Waterford during the week.  Mass for the repose of his soul will take place on Sunday 23rd in Moyvane Church at 11am.   May Anne & Anthony Rest In Peace. 

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING:  Monday 17th at 8.30pm in the Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.  New members are most welcome.

 

LOUGH DERG 2017:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sun 13th August.  Advance booking is not necessary.  There are various travel options available countrywide.  The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.  

 

Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518.  Email: info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

 

WELCOME:  To all bikers and their families attending the Mass for all lost Bikers this Saturday afternoon.

 

PARISH CELEBRATION SUNDAY:  Please God the weather will be kind to you this Sunday afternoon for our BBQ and celebrations.  It all starts at 12.50pm from the old Church Gates next to the Post Office.  Native son Fr. Pat and friends will take us on a short walk around the Presbytery Grounds and to the ‘New Church’.  The very talented and gifted Larry McEvoy will provide delightful singing and music.  Denis Doody & excellent staff will cook and serve the food.  Come and enjoy.  Pray that the weather will bless our gathering.  See you there please God. 

 

PARISH DRAW:  Please return any remaining ticket stubs for our Parish Draw this Sunday.  Either bring the stubs to the weekend Masses or the BBQ itself.  Very many thanks to all who put in such a great effort in selling many books and to all who supported the draw.  

 

A CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE:  Blessings and a thousand welcomes to the 18

 

Chernobyl children who will be attending the 7.30pm vigil Mass in Moyvane this Saturday evening.   We also welcome their interpreters and the families who are hosting these wonderful children.  Continue to enjoy great North Kerry hospitality.  Blessings to the 18 children and their families back home.  God’s warm protection to each and everyone of you.  

 

A REAL JOY:  Our very best wishes and blessings to John Joy who finishes

 

work at Noel’s this Saturday to take up new employment.  You will be missed John.  Continued blessings in your new work and to you and your family.  Very many thanks for your great work and all the memories. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact 066/7134276.

 

Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 086/1678027.

 

        THOSE WHO RECOGNISED JESUS HAD HARDLY ANY FAITH AT ALL!

 

Maybe the problem for most of us is that we have too much faith.  What we call faith anyway.  Perhaps it is not faith at all.  We lay it on with a trowel in every circumstance of life.  We drown ourselves in it.  We have so much of our own version of so called faith that we cannot see anymore.  The people who recognised Jesus had hardly any faith at all.  They were the swindlers and the prostitutes.  They were out of the game.  They were the religious.  There were those who were disqualified from competing in the real world through disability - the blind and the lame.  Jesus could do business with all of them.  This was not because Jesus felt sorry for them and wanted to give them a break.  It was because their faith was the size of a mustard seed, only a mustard seed, but it served them better than those with faith the size of a mountain.  The scribes and the Pharisees were rendered blind and immobile by their colossal faith.  Their faith was so strong that it had become a handicap.  The religious authorities could never recognise Jesus as the fulfilment of their promises.  Never in a million years.  He was an affront to all they stood for.  To accept the simplicity of the GOOD NEWS would be to undermine their own position.  Their energies went into maintaining their own brand of bad news.  To relinquish would be an admission that they had been wasting their time.  Jesus had a spectacular success in the man born blind.  The Pharisees sent for his parents.   He was too naïve to speak for himself:  “ALL I KNOW IS THAT I WAS BLIND AND NOW I

 

CAN SEE”.  Who else but a simpleton would have asked the

 

Pharisees.  “DO YOU WANT TO BECOME ONE OF HIS

 

DISCIPLES TOO?”  The scribes and the Pharisees resented Jesus like mad.  They resented the folksy simple manner that He spoke to the people.   How could they be expected to fill their synagogues if people were flocking to hear the carpenter’s Son?  And they refused to accept Him.  Do you accept Jesus?  If so what difference are you allowing Him to make in your life? 

 

                   EXTRACTING THE T(R)UTH!

 

A very nervous Judge went to the Dentist last Tuesday.  Just as the Dentist was about to make the extraction he stopped him:  “Before you go any further”, he said shakily.  “I want you to raise your right hand and swear to pull the tooth the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth!”  A wise judge indeed, influenced by his day job!!

 

 

 

 

 

 St. Mary’s Church           LISTOWEL

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 8th      16th  July     

 

Saturday

 

8th                         Kathleen Doherty, Feale Dr. Months Mind

 

/ Anthony Enright, Billerough /

 

Eileen & Michael Daly, Baby Helen, Denis, Ellen, Johnny, Denis Junior & Kitty Daly, Knockane & Galway   6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

9th                                         Mary & John James Devaney, Sligo /

 

Dermot Barry, Bunagara               9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

Mon 10th                                                            10.30am

 

Tues 11th                                            Mass of thanksgiving      10.30am

 

Wed.  12th                                                                                                          10.30am

 

Thurs 13th           John J. Molyneaux, Woodford   10.30am

 

 Fri. 14th                               10.30am

 

Saturday

 

15th                       Tom Carey, Ballygologue Pk. 1st Ann.    

 

                Mary Stack, Dooncaha, Tarbert & Charles St. Month Mind /

 

Patrick Synan, 1st Ann. & Deceased Family Members, Skehenerin /

 

Patrick & Julia McElligott, Convent St. /

 

John McEnery, Cahirdown /

 

John Paul O Farrell, Church St.    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

16th                                       9.00am

 

                 People of the Parish      11.30am

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Bill Joe Lucy, Charles St. / Patrick Synan, Skehenerin / Bridie Dore, Charles St. 

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 9th  July   Fr. Declan O Connor,   0870908949. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

WEDDING BELLS: We congratulate and wish God’s blessings on the 9 couples who married here at St. Mary’s Church within the past 6 months.  Gearoid Walsh & Julie Ann Burns / Simon Pears & Maria Molyneaux / Sean McKenna & Cliona Cogan / Christopher Kelly & Yvonne O Brien / John O Brien & Nikita Dooley / Luke O Brien & Rachel McCarthy / Christopher McDonagh & Tammy McCarthy / Patrick O Hanlon & Paula Beecher / Daniel O Connell & Fiona Osilaja.

 

 

 

RECENT BAPTISMS: We welcome 28 children that were baptised into our Parish community within past 6 months.

 

Norah Carmody, Kenny Heights / Grace Keane, Billerough / James Flavin, The Meadows / Marc Fitzgerald, Clieveragh / Michaela O Connor College Place / Brendan Mulvihill Quille, Golf View / Darragh Curtin, Dromin Upper / Sadhbh Galvin, Cherrytree Drive / Hailey O Connor, Ballybunion Rd. / Lara Rose Kirby, Cahirdown / Ellie – Mai McMahon, Cherrytree Drive / Evie Jo Treacy, Ferndene / Fionn Harrington, Slí Na Speire / Emily Molyneaux, Dromin Green / Éadaoin Stack Holly, Ballybunion / Cian Mulvihill Luachra Rd. / Lila Dul, Cois Baile / Robyn Nolan, Stokers Grove / Oisín McElligott & Elsie McElligott, Inchmore / Fiadh Barry, Scartleigh / Seán Kiely, Clountubird / Alfie Toomey, Feale Drive / Natalia Brzeszcz, Sli Na Speire / Ruarc Doyle, Willow Court / Sinéad Buckley, Gurtinard / Summer Winslow, William Court / Reece Kelliher, Cluainin.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 10th  JULY at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

FAMINE IN EAST AFRICA Special Trócaire Church Collection 22nd-23rd July As you know, prolonged drought has led to severe food shortages across East Africa.  Approximately 25 million people are in need of emergency assistance.  Our response in South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia focuses on food and water, while in Somalia we are also running health clinics treating people for malnutrition, cholera and other associated health issues.  Currently Trócaire, on behalf of the faithful of Ireland, is reaching out to approximately 150,000 people.

 

Archbishop Eamon Martin will officially announce a church appeal in early July to enable Catholics to donate. 

 

The weekend of 22nd-23rd July.

 

IN PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, members of Parish Pastoral Councils will gather for a Diocesan Assembly to explore how parish can support family life. The Diocesan assembly will take place on Sunday October 15th in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. More details to follow.

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact 0667134276. Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.

 

LOUGH DERG 2017:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sunday 13th August.  Advance booking is not necessary.  There are various travel options available countrywide.  The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.   Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518). 

 

Email: info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

DUAGH ANNUAL GRAVEYARD MASS will be held at Duagh Cemetery on Thursday 27th July at 8p.m.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY: Lyreacrompane Community Development will host a Family Fun Day for all on Saturday 15th July at 3p.m. in Lyreacrompane Resource Centre and Community field.  Free Admission.  Events include Races for all ages, Obstacle Course, Wellington Throwing for Adults and Children, Penalty Shoot Out, Bubble Soccer, Face Painting, Long Jump and much more. 

 

CARDINAL CHRISTOPH SCHÖNBORN will be the keynote speaker at the ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference at Mary Immaculate College on July 13th 2017.

 

The Cardinal will give two separate addresses, one specifically on Amoris Laetitia and the other, a public lecture in the evening on ‘The Parish: Family of Families’. To book your place  call Deirdre on 061-204507 or email Eamonn.Fitzgibbon@mic.ul.ie cost €20 full programme or €10 public lecture only.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

KILRUSH TRADITIONAL MUSIC & SET DANCING FESTIVAL will take place from August 2nd to Aug 9th this year. This is a change of date from previous years due to the Munster Fleadh dates being brought forward. There will be 4 open air Ceilis in the square with Johnny Reidy, the five Counties, Dal gCais and the Star of Munster. Francis Cunningham, Martin Glynn & Eimear Coughlin will be the main artists at the all star concert on Saturday Aug 5th. There will also be open air sessions, set and Sean Nos dancing workshops and pub sessions throughout the weekend. Kilrush Comhaltas are delighted to be funded by the Arts Council for this festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

            Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm.  Closed Wed                     www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie    

 

       Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          8th         7.30pm                 Bridie Reilly (neé Fitzmaurice), Birmingham

 

                                                                                                                                & Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun        9th         10.00am               Timothy & Mary Murphy, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Parishioners

 

                Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Monday 10th to Sunday 16th July

 

                Mon       10th       7.30pm                Fr. Jimmy Kissane & Deceased Members of the 

 

                                                       Kissane Family, Ahalahana

 

           Thurs  13th     7.30pm           Peg Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni) 

 

           Sat       15th    4.00pm            For All Lost Bikers

 

                                 7.30pm                Parishioners

 

           Sun               16th  11.00am Ellen & Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha, their son-in-law

 

                                                       Harry Paulus & Deceased of the Sheehan Family

 

                     Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 16th July

 

                     Sun          16th   10.00am            Parishioners

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

CUSHIONS: As you will notice this weekend all the seats in every part of the Church are now covered with cushions.  There has been a great reaction to putting them in place.  It is important now that we all keep them in good shape.  Many thanks for your continued support.  Charlie and Gavin in Irish Contract Seating and their excellent secretary Anne were terrific in insuring that the bulk of the cushions were in for the concert and the remainder being done in the past week before their annual leave.  Very many thanks to them and their excellent workers.  Continued success and blessings to all in Irish Contract Seating in Leitrim.  

 

PARISH CELEBRATION SUNDAY: On Sunday next, we celebrate our first “Parish Celebration Sunday” commencing at 12.45pm sharp. Can I draw your attention to our Parish Mission Statement?

 

In our Parish people are nourished and inspired by the Word of God. It is a Parish Community where love is tangible and practical. It is a place where people pray together. Our Parish Community is centered on Jesus Christ, on knowing and loving Him. It is incarnated in the love, care, and respect we show to one another. No one is excluded – all are welcome and precious.

 

On Sunday next, you are invited to our first “Parish Celebration Sunday” - a day to give thanks and praise to all who contribute so generously in making our Parish

 

Statement a reality. It promises to be a great day of enjoyment and hospitality.

 

Gathering at the Old Church Gate, next to the Moyvane Post Office at 12.45pm.

 

Local son Fr. Pat Ahern will take us on a historical walk through the grounds of the Presbytery highlighting aspects from the Old Church and the New Church and others will share their stories and memories as well of bygone days. This will be followed by a BBQ, musical entertainment and a bouncy castle and other entertainment for children. Please God the weather will be kind to us.

 

Dennis Doody and staff are in charge of the BBQ so come hungry!!

 

NOTICES

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: In preparation for the World Meeting of Families, members of Parish

 

Pastoral Councils will gather for a Diocesan Assembly to explore how parish can support family life. The

 

Diocesan assembly will take place on Sunday October 15th in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. More details to follow.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY: Lyreacrompane Community Development will host a Family Fun Day for all on Saturday 15th July at 3p.m. in Lyreacrompane Resource Centre and Community field.  Free Admission.  Events include Races for all ages, Obstacle Course, Wellington Throwing for Adults and Children, Penalty Shoot Out, Bubble Soccer, Face Painting, Long Jump and much more.  Also BBQ, Ice Cream Van and Disco.  The Fun will continue that night in the Four Elms Bar, with music by "Moses Bridge".  Transport provided locally.

 

GRAVEYARD MASS: Annual Graveyard Mass will be held at Duagh Cemetery on Thursday 27th July at 8p.m. M.S. COLLECTION: The recent Church gate collections for M.S. both in Moyvane and Knockanure raised €651.95. The M.S. committee are grateful for your generosity and support.

 

CLARIFICATION:  Less there be any misunderstanding, the Clare flag was raised on behalf of the Clare hurlers and hopefully by the time you read this the Clare footballers will still be in the qualifying draw on Monday after beating Mayo. Up the Banner in football (Seniors) and hurling (Minors and Seniors)!

 

ANXIOUS MOMENTS

 

Our modern world has many techniques for relaxation. On a beautiful day in June in the playground next to my home here in the village, a young Dad was pushing his screaming child in a buggy as Dad wheeled his infant son along the path, he kept murmuring, “Easy Michael, easy now Michael. Just keep calm Michael, it’s alright Michael. Just relax Michael, it’s going to be alright Michael…” 

 

As I passed them I said to the young Dad, You certainly know how to talk to an upset child – quietly and gently. Then I leaned over the buggy and said “What seems to be the problem Michael?” The Dad sad quickly, “He is Alan, I am Michael!” 

 

In times of unrest or crisis, what do you do? In this weekend’s lovely Gospel, Jesus invites us to come to him with all of or burdens and difficulties. Some see God as distant and remote, not really concerned about any of us or our sufferings. Worse still, others see God as a judge or as a spy ready to pounce and punish. 

 

Jesus knows the Father and is well known and loved by the Father. This fills Him with joy. Because Jesus knows the Father he is able to reveal Him to all of us. What we need to do is to be open and receptive in attending our Church celebrations. That is what we do, week in, week out in Moyvane Parish. May we all be blessed and inspired by Jesus in getting to know God our loving Father better.

 

LAST CALL TO GET YOUR TICKETS!

 

Our Phil Coulter concert was a resounding success and we have received huge feedback on the way it was run. Financially, it was a great success as well. The surrounding areas of North Kerry gave great support as well as good numbers from the parishes of Kenmare, Killarney and Rathmore (the latter three Parishes I served as a priest since I joined the Kerry Diocese in 2001). Many from across the border in Limerick joined us as well.  My sincere thanks to all who attended the concert. 

 

I was encouraged to have a €5 raffle to engage with those who did not attend the concert and to get support from Parishioners who might call on work colleagues and friends to help us in making Moyvane Church extra special as we undertake our painting project. This did not take off as I had envisaged…so far. There still is time as the draw will take place at the BBQ next Sunday afternoon. 

 

I would hope that everyone would at least purchase one book of tickets. Tickets are available at all Masses.  Be assured that all the money raised and contributed to the Parish currently is being ploughed back into the Parish to cover the painting and the seat cushions.

 

Our two Churches in Moyvane and Knockanure are so very special. Let’s pass these Churches on to the next generation in very good condition. Thank you for your fantastic support, love and encouragement. It is my warm pleasure and joy to be your P.P. at this exciting time of change, challenge and new beginnings. While across the Diocese many are experiencing painful changes and closures. Here in Moyvane, there is growth, joy and great hope for the future. Much done, more to do. May Jesus bless us as we continue to make the BORO special. 

 

 

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL     

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 1st     9th July     

 

 Saturday

 

1st                          Jim Scanlon, Dirha East, Birthday Rem. /

 

Jack & Bridie Rowan & Deceased Family, O’Connell’s Ave. / Deceased Members of the Breslins & Whites Family, Listowel & England / Roney Downey, Ashgrove & Deceased Family Members / Lil Mai O Sullivan, William St. / Kieran Corridan & Deceased Family Bunagara   6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

2nd                                        Nora Purcell, Ballinruddery /

 

Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee /

 

Bridie & Richard Dillon, Ennismore            9.00am

 

                Conor O Doherty, Dirha West /

 

Tom, Robert & Nora Scanlon, Skehenerin             11.30am

 

Mon 3rd                              Liam Healy, Ballygologue Park,

 

1st Anniversary 10.30am

 

Tues 4th                                               Mass of Thanksgiving     10.30am

 

Wed.  5th                                                                                            James & Margaret Corridan, Bedford &

 

Thomas & Margaret O Beirne, Mayo & Roscommon        10.30am

 

Thurs 6th             Michael Murphy, Clieveragh /

 

Dan Hayes, Bridge Rd, Birthday Rem.      10.30am

 

 Fri. 7th                 Albert Byrne, Dublin       10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass

 

/ Nora (Do Do) Creane nee Fitzmaurice, Ennismore & Surrey England, Recently Deceased             7.00pm

 

Saturday

 

8th                         Anne Doyle, Knockane /

 

Anne Marie O’Sullivan, Lartigue Village & Charles Street               

 

                Anthony Enright, Billerough /

 

Eileen & Michael Daly, Baby Helen, Denis, Ellen, Johnny, Denis Junior & Kitty Daly, Knockane & Galway   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

9th        Mary & John James Devaney, Sligo          9.00am

 

                 People of the Parish      11.30am

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  David Sweeney, Convent St. & O’Connell’s Ave. / Margaret O Sullivan, Finuge/ Patsy O Connor, Craughatoosane.

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 2nd July   Fr. Lawlor  0876794112. (emergencies only).

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS will be taken up at all Masses this weekend 1st & 2nd  July. This fund helps to support and care for our retired Diocesan Priests who have given their lives in priestly ministry as well as making provision for the payment of medical expenses of priests who may be sick.  Please use envelope in your envelope box or take an envelope which is at the back of the Church and put into the special collection basket which will take place after communion. Many Thanks.

 

REMINDER ABOUT OUR MASS AT 11.30 a.m:  The last Mass within our Pastoral Area on Sundays now takes place here in Listowel as from this weekend (July 2nd )  at 11.30 a.m.

 

LECTIO DEVINA GROUP have finished for the summer and WILL resume in September.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND will take place as usual on Wednesday & Thursday next with Canon Declan. The Parish Office will contact the regulars on list and should anybody new wish a visit contact the Parish Office.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (2nd June). 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.

 

CONFESSIONS: Confessions after the 10.30 a.m. Mass on both Thursday & Saturday mornings next.

 

 

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 2018

 

Our Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to announce that they have decided to proceed with organising a Parish Pilgrimage to Poland taking place next year on this first week of July. (1st – 7th  July 2018).  It will be great to have a group of our own parishioners and friends going on holiday and being on pilgrimage together. For more details contact the Parish Office and reserve a place by filling a registration form.  We have only 21 places left and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES THIS WEEK

 

Tuesday next, July 4th at 8.00 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery

 

Wednesday, July 5th at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul’s Cemetery

 

Thursday next, July 6th at 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

The Relics of St. Teresa (Mother Teresa) of Calcutta; Veneration in the Cathedral on Saturday July 8th after the 6.15pm Vigil Mass to 10pm (ending with Night Prayer) & Sunday July 9th after the 12noon Mass to 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS Two International judges will arrive in Listowel on Wed next & stay for two nights to judge our 'Lovely Listowel' Thank you to everyone who has gone the extra mile to have the town looking so good this year, let's now continue to keep up the extra effort on litter & tidiness. It will be worth it.

 

Listowel Tidy Towns also ask you to support their Church gate collection next weekend Thank you.

 

THE RECENT HOSPICE MORNING which was held on June 17th in memory of Pauline Carey, Cluain Doire, Listowel raised €1,806.00. we thanks all those who supported and contributed so generously.

 

MEDJUGORJE ANNIVERSARY MASS   Rosary, Reconciliation & Adoration in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee, on Monday, July 3rd at 7.30pm. All are welcome. 

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY: Would you like your children to continue reading over the summer?. If so, Listowel Library is running a fun 'Summer Reading Challenge' for all primary school children. Develop your child's reading skills, vocabulary and comprehension by taking part in this fun activity. Prize pack for all children who complete the challenge!.  Contact the library for further details.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Summer Camp in July &  August will include a wide range of activities including; cooking, games, outings, arts/crafts, computing and more besides. Further details available from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584). Early booking is advised as places are limited.

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE - Understanding Autism, Empowering Potential on Sunday, September 17th, 8.30am - 5.30 at Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Cork. More info: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ST.  ITA’S  FAITH  CAMP. Registration for Faith Camp is taking place in St Mary’s Boys School ABBEYFEALE  on Tuesday 18 July 7-8pm  AND on  Wednesday 19 July  8-9pm Contact Martina 087-2788834 or Lorraine 086-3765751

 

KDYS LISTOWEL summer camps available spaces left for the 2 summer camps one which will commence on the 3rd to the 7th of July and this summer camp is called "stepping stone" as it is aimed at 6th class students. The other summer camp is the 31st of July to the 4th of August and is for 10 to 13yr olds. The number to book these camps is 068 23477 (KDYS Listowel).

 

WALK TO REMEMBER On Sunday July 9th at 1pm. (sharp), organised on Ballybunion beach to remember all lost love ones. All proceeds received on the day donated to Children’s cancers charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. Registration from 12noon with balloon release at 12:45hrs. Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE Mass:   Sat 1st at   7.30pm for Denis Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni),  and his loving mum Bridie & Deceased Family Members; 11.00am Sunday for  Tess Mulvihill, Moyvane (Anni)

 

Knockanure; Sun   2nd at 10.00am for Maureen Mooney, Mobhí Road, Glasnevin (Rec Dec)

 

Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th July

 

 Monday 3rd 7.30pm Special Intention, Tuesday  4th at  10.00am for Catherine O’Connor & her daughters Julia & Josephine, Direen, Athea. 

 

Sat  8th at  7.30pm for Bridie Reilly (nee Fitzmaurice), Birmingham & Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Sun 9th at 11.00am for Parishioners

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure Mass– Sunday 9th July at 10.00am for Timothy & Mary Murphy, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. John Lawlor  087/6794112.  Emergencies only. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses this weekend in aid of Sick & Retired Priests.  Please support. PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Kennelly Family, Gortdromagouna on the death of Laurene Ann Kennelly who died on June 19th in Wainwright, Alberta.  Laurene was wife of Tom (formerly of Gortdromagouna) and mother to James.  Our prayerful support to Laurene’s brothers, sisters and extended family.  Funeral took place in Alberta last Monday.   Mass for Laurene will be celebrated in Knockanure shortly.  May Laurene Rest In Peace.

 

 THE RELICS OF ST TERESA (MOTHER TERESA) OF CALCUTTA: Veneration in the Cathedral, Killarney on Sat July 8th from after the 6.15pm Vigil Mass to 10pm (ending with Night Prayer) & Sun July 9th  after the 12 noon Mass to 8pm.  Your prayerful presence would be greatly appreciated.

 

BLESSING & CONGRATULATIONS:  To the following students who graduated from Murhur N.S.  Áine Sheehy, Ava Fitzgerald, Caoimhe Kearney, Rían Quinn and Seán Pierce and from Scoil Chorp Chríost

 

Cathal Sweeney, Jamie O’Connor, Kiera Large, Klaudia Wajdzik, Lauren Duffy, Megan Large, Alice McMahon, Tara Enright, Patrick Brosnan, Tadhg O’Connor, Niall Horgan and Paddy McElligott.  We wish them God’s blessing and protection as they head to Secondary School.  A safe and enjoyable holiday to all teachers, students and parents.  

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2017: Tuesday, July 4th at 8.00 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery; Wednesday, July 5th at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul’s Cemetery; Thursday, July 6th at 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery.

 

MUNSTER FINAL WEEKEND

 

It is all systems go this weekend on the GAA front as many will be heading to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. To accommodate television the Minor match Kerry v Clare commences at 12noon, with the Senior match Kerry v Cork at 2pm.  Poor Clare have only one Munster Final title to their name, while Kerry are going for four in a row and have double figured titles.  Please God this Sunday Clare can get No. 2 and Kerry can take a breather away from the Minor Championship for one year at least.  Killarney is looking radiant to host yet another Munster Final and please God the weather will be kind to us.  Blessings, safety and good wishes to all going to the game.

 

 

 

NOTICES:

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL: The roof of the Community Centre has recently been replaced at a substantial cost. The committee is appealing to the generosity of local businesses, sporting and other organisations and to you the public for donations to help defray the costs of this project. Please contact any member of the committee: Maurice O’Connell, Jerry Brosnan, Seamus Roche, Teddy Keane,   Mike Corridan,  Michael O’Sullivan,  Eileen Kennelly.  Your support is vital.  Thanking you in advance.

 

ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: next weekend 8th & 9th July.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Every contribution appreciated.  Thank you.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: clean up next Wed July 5th at 7.30pm.  Meet at Noel’s.  

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE:  Would like to thank most sincerely all those who generously contributed to the Down Syndrome Ireland Ice-Cream Fun Day.  Total raised €551.10, Míle Buíochas.  KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House: this Thursday 6th at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086/3090948.  Active Retirement Day:  on Monday 10th July.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  All welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE SUMMER CAMP:  for July & August will include a wide range of activities including; cooking, games, outings, arts/crafts, computing .  Info Patricia on  068/23584.

 

 

 

NOT A PRIVATE MATTER

 

Have you ever asked yourself what it means to be a Catholic?  I think it means to belong to everyone.  It means that every single person has a claim on me.  I have a total stake in every human life.  I am asked to make sense of, to internalise the whole human experience.  To be indifferent to no moment of the human story.  The joy and the beings – these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and all the anxieties of all human beings – these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the followers of Jesus.  Like Jesus, we bear in our own heart and body the whole of human history.  Our Scripture tells us “We, though many, are one body.  Our separation from one another, our ‘independence’, is as much a fantasy as the illusion that my hand or my foot could one day leave my body and go on to live its own life.  We belong utterly to one another.  In some mysterious way, we are possessors of one another’s virtues.  The others gifts, failures, crimes, heroism.  These are all my own.  This is the reason Catholics “have” to go to Church.  It’s why we have Priests, institutions, and the other trappings of so-called ‘organised religions’ and those who say “I am spiritual but not religious” love to hate.  We must always remember that our relationship to God is not a ‘private’ matter only in assuming responsibility for the whole human family, only in bearing the burdens and rejoicing in its joy, do we become capable of meeting God.  We come to God carrying one another or we do not come at all.  Hell is not other people.  Hell is the one thing you can have for yourself alone.

 

 

 

YOUR GREATEST POWER IS THE POWER TO BE

 

All the horrific terrorist attacks these past few weeks have changed the face and indeed the heart of our beautiful God made world.   Yet at all those places of horror and awful death where so many left maimed for life there are responses which are so, so Christ like.  People in all these places of death and destruction have brought their greatest power and power to be 

 

To be loving  To be joyful  To be friendly  To be kind  To be aware  To be forgiving  To be tolerant  To be patient  To be humble  To be helpful. To be there  To be a great human being  To be Christ like   To be here

 

Isn’t it time we all used our greatest power, the power to live love and act like Jesus.

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL     

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 24th    2nd July     

 

 Saturday

 

24th                       Kathleen Hussey, Knockroe Drive, Months Mind /

 

Kathy O Connell, Gortcreen  /

 

Donie & Mary Griffin, Siveen House, Ballygologue Rd./

 

Andy Molyneaux, Cahirdown     6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

25th                                       Paddy O’Connell, Ballygologue Rd. /

 

Diane McElligott, Tralee Rd. /

 

Teresa Healy, Convent Cross & Courthouse Lawn             9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       12.00pm

 

Mon 26th                                            Michael (Nicholas) Lynch & Mary Austine O Connor, Clieveragh & New York /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 27th                                            Katrina O Flynn nee Walsh, Ivy House, The Square, & Cobh /

 

John & Maureen Kennelly & John Joe,  Kitty & Eileen Halpin, Finuge        10.30am

 

Wed.  28th                                                                                                          10.30am

 

Thurs 29th                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 30th                               10.30am

 

Saturday

 

1st                          Mary Barry, Tanavalla     10.30am

 

                Jim Scanlon, Dirha East, Birthday Rem. /

 

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

 

Deceased Members of the Breslins & Whites Family, Listowel & England               Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

2nd       Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee /

 

Bridie & Richard Dillon, Ennismore            9.00am

 

                Conor O Doherty, Dirha West /

 

Tom, Robert & Nora Scanlon, Skehenerin             11.30am

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Thomas & Hannah Relihan, Bedford /Noah Enright, Killocrim / Jimmy & Bridie Dillon, Colbert St. / John Fuller, Kilfeighney.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council say sincere thank you for the collection last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 25th June. Fr. Kennelly , 0872931064. (emergencies only).

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PARISH GRADUATION MASSES THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday , 27th June 9.30 a.m. Scoil Realta Na Maidne (Boys School) & Presentation Primary School 6th Class at 1p.m.  Wednesday, 28th June at 1.15pm. Nano Nagle School Mass.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 1st & 2nd  July. This fund helps to support and care for our retired Diocesan Priests who have given their lives in priestly ministry as well as making provision for the payment of medical expenses of priests who may be sick.  Please use envelope in your envelope box or take an envelope which is at the back of the Church and put into the special collection basket which will take place after communion.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2017

 

Tuesday, July 4th at 8.00 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery

 

Wednesday, July 5th at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul’s Cemetery

 

Thursday, July 6th at 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND Our Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to announce that they have decided to proceed with organising a Parish Pilgrimage to Poland taking place next year on the first week of July. (1st – 7th  July 2018).  It will be great to have a group of our own parishioners and friends going on holiday and pilgrimage together. For more details contact the Parish Office and reserve a place by filling a registration form.  We have only 25 places left and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Thanks

 

OUR LAST MASS FROM  SUNDAY NEXT

 

WILL BE  AT 11.30 a.m.

 

Reminder that our last Mass on Sundays   from Sunday next, July 2nd  is being brought forward to the earlier time of 11.3 0 a.m.  This is in an effort to suit family life a little  better in so far as the priests of the Pastoral Area can do so. All the other masses times within Listowel Pastoral Area remain the same for the moment but are under constant review depending on the ever changing circumstances within our Pastoral Area.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ALL IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE DAY: will be held in Dublin on Saturday  July 1st, leaving  from Parnell Square at 2pm. This will be preceded by a special Mass at St. Saviours Church, Dominic St. at 12.30. This is about the whole issue of the 8th Amendment. There is a bus from Kerry to the Rally: departing St Brendan’s Church Tralee at 7.am;  AIB Bank Castleisland at 7.20am;  and Abbeyfeale at the Church at 7.45am. To book a seat phone 087 6590551.

 

MEDJUGORJE ANNIVERSARY MASS   Rosary, Reconciliation & Adoration in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee, on Monday, July 3rd at 7.30pm. All are welcome. 

 

KDYS LISTOWEL summer camps available spaces left for the 2 summer camps one which will commence on the 3rd to the 7th of July and this summer camp is called "stepping stone" as it is aimed at 6th class students. The other summer camp is the 31st of July to the 4th of August and is for 10 to 13yr olds. The number to book these camps is 068 23477 (KDYS Listowel).

 

LECTURE WITH JOHN LONERGAN (Ex-Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday 26th June at 7pm. Lecture is sponsored by Tarbert Education support Centre. To book a place text or ring 087-9310233. All are welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Summer Camp in July &  August will include a wide range of activities including; cooking, games, outings, arts/crafts, computing and more besides. Further details available from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584). Early booking is advised as places are limited.

 

WALK TO REMEMBER On Sunday July 9th at 1pm. (sharp), organised on Ballybunion beach to remember all lost love ones. All proceeds received on the day donated to Children’s cancers charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. Registration from 12noon with balloon release at 12:45hrs. Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE - Understanding Autism, Empowering Potential on Sunday, September 17th, 8.30am - 5.30 at Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Cork. More info: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LOOK AND REFLECT ON ALL OF IT

 

We are now at a point in time when the ability to receive, store, transform and transmit data – the lowest cognitive form – has expanded literally beyond comprehension.  Understanding and wisdom are largely forgotten as we struggle under an avalanche of information.  So week in, week out we put this newsletter together in the hope that you will take time to read and reflect on both sides of the pages.  You have the Word of God in the Readings and a commentary on them by chosen guest writers, while on the other side you have Parish information, Community news, refection and comment.  Please don’t just confine yourself to one section.  For example the Masses – the Notices – the Reflections – the Collections and the mistakes.  Look and reflect on all of it, you will be surprised at how many blessings and inspirations you will receive if you spend a little time reading and reflecting on the content.  As my good friend Bobby would say “Easy! Easy! Hold it - Tóg go bog é”.  

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat             24th   7.30pm      Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun           25th  10.00am                 Hannah & Timothy Flaherty & Deceased of the 

 

                                                                                Flaherty Family, Gortdromagouna

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni) & Deceased of the 

 

McKenna & Groarke Families

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wednesday 28th June to Sunday 2nd July

 

Wed. 28th at 7.30pm for Mary McNamara, Cooraclare Village (Anni)         

 

Fri. 30th at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Duffy Family, Milton Keynes & Crossmolina, Co. Mayo.

 

 Sat. 1st at 7.30pm for Denis Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni), his loving mother Bridie & Deceased Family Members               

 

Sunday 2nd at 11 am for Tess Mulvihill, Moyvane (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Tuesday 27th June to Sunday 2nd July

 

 Tuesday 27th at 11.30 Graduation Mass for 6th Class of Scoil Chorp Chríost will be celebrated in Knockanure Church followed by delightful refreshments in the School afterwards. Family members of those graduating are most welcome to join the 6th class for their special Mass.

 

Sunday 2nd for Maureen Mooney, Mobhí Rd, Glasnevin (Rec Dec)                                 

 

 STRESS: The inability to tell the difference between what you think is happening and what is actually happening.  This weekend in our readings Jesus lovingly encourages us not to be afraid or stressed He will always help us.  

 

                                                    COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

CHIRPODIST FOR MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE:  Marian Hall on Fri 30th June.  Phone Eileen Quinn on 49472. JOHN HANRAHAN RECIEVES MEDAL:  Warm congratulations to John Hanrahan, Hillview, who received a special medal in recognition for his dedicated and untiring fundraising for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin over the years.  So very well done John and to all in the Community for their support.

 

JUST A THOUGHT:  This coming week the children of Murhur N.S. will deliver ‘Just a Thought’ on Radio

 

Kerry. These will be broadcast on the week beginning Monday 26th June - 7:30am and 12pm.  Each day's 'Thought' is a reflection in the midst of our day to day preoccupations. 6th Class bring a youthful observance of life offering us wisdom and cheerfulness each day and urging us to look on the bright side of life.

 

CHARITY WALK: Sunday July 9th at 1pm on Ballybunion beach - to remember all lost love ones. All proceeds to children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. Reg 12noon.  Everyone welcome.  Breda 086/8148104.

 

MEDJUGORJE ANNI MASS:  St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Mon July 3rd at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Due to Scoil Chorp Chríost’s Graduation Mass taking place in the Church, Eucharistic Adoration will commence at 1pm this Tuesday.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused. MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.  With many away on holidays it is important that if you can’t attend your regular hour that you would inform people in the group so that people will always be present in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  Please contact Margaret Carmody for Knockanure 087/2976304 or Eileen Collins for Moyvane 087/9313912.  New members are most welcome.

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS:

 

Offertory €1,715.82; Dues €480.  Your tremendous generosity to the offertory collection and to my wages as your Parish Priest is insuring that the continual improvements that I have undertaken over the past two years can continue – Parish Office, School wall around Murhur N.S., reclaiming Presbytery grounds, heating and electrical improvements in Knockanure and Moyvane, new carpet in Knockanure sanctuary, lighting in both car parks, instillation of cushions on Moyvane Church seats, new signs in front of both Churches and that’s only for starters!  So very many thanks indeed for your generous support, it is deeply appreciated.

 

                                          SECOND COLLECTION:

 

At all Masses on 1st/2nd July (Munster Football Final weekend) for the Sick & Retired Priests.  The Munster

 

Final will have an early start to accommodate television with the Minor match at 12noon Kerry v Clare and the Senior match at 2pm Kerry v Cork.  As many Parishioners will be away this weekend and may miss this collection, feel free to drop any donation into the Parish Office before or after the final.  We have many elderly and sick Priests who have worked tirelessly for the Diocese, many of whom did not establish a pension fund, so our contributions to this collection can help them greatly in the evening time of their life.  So all contributions are greatly appreciated to help them, especially those who have large medical bills.              ALTAR SERVERS:

 

As Murhur N.S. had their Graduation Mass last Thursday and Scoil Chorp Chríost will have theirs this coming Tuesday, it means that children from these classes will be finishing their term as Altar Servers in both Churches.  On your behalf and on my own behalf I wish to thank these Servers for their dedication and commitment to their Ministry as Altar Servers over the last number of years. Very many thanks to their families but especially to Liturgy Group members Bernie Swan in Moyvane and Liz Brosnan in Knockanure.  New Servers are most welcome, starting with our First Holy Communicants this year and all primary school children who attend Masses in our Parish.  Contact Bernie on 087/6287410 or Liz on 086/8417688 who will be happy to explain the procedure in both Churches.  

 

PARISH RAFFLE TICKETS:

 

Requested enthusiastic raffle ticket sellers who are prepared to sell raffle tickets at work or in pubs in the surrounding areas at weekends.  Even if anyone would take them to football matches or maybe to the Munster Final as every fiver is valuable.  If you think you can help us in selling books of three for €5, it would be of great benefit to us to putting the finishing touches to the Painting Fund for Moyvane Church.  I wish to stress that these tickets are for the surrounding Parishes and workplaces as the Parish has been phenomenal in supporting the Phil Coulter concert.   Tickets are available in the Parish Office or at Masses at the weekend in both Churches.  Draw will take place on Sun 16th July at our free Parish open air concert and BBQ.  

 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:

 

Reminder to collect your Offertory Box at Masses this weekend or from the Parish Office.  It is important that they are collected asap as the new year for these envelopes commences on July 2nd.  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.  As some contributors are just under the €250 mark, with an extra few euro the Parish would benefit tremendously.  Many thanks.

 

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL      

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 17th    25th  June    

 

 Saturday

 

17th                       Jimmy Browne, St. Brendan Terrence  /

 

 Hannah & Sam Tarrant, Craughatoosane /

 

Pauline Carey, Cluain Doire, Birthday Rem/

 

Siobhan Boyle, Belfast /

 

Micky & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig /

 

Mike Black O Sullivan & Paddy Goggin O Sullivan, Coilbee              6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

18th                                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                PJ Maher & Family, Church St. /

 

Catherine O Sullivan, Gortcreen, 1st Ann./

 

Con Barrett, Gortnaminch /

 

John & Helen Brennan, Tarbert /

 

Mick O Sullivan, Derryfarm          12.00pm

 

Mon 19th                                            Anna McDonagh, Listowel

 

John & Margaret Guerin, Cahirdown /    10.30am

 

Tues 20th                                            Eamon Relihan, Bridge Road       10.30am

 

Wed.  21st                                                                                           Clara Tobin, Knocknagoshel, Months Mind           10.30am

 

Thurs 22nd                          10.30am

 

 Fri. 23rd               Jim Cogan, Cherrytree Drive /

 

Liann O Halloran, Church St. & Cork /

 

Geraldine Long, Lisselton & Convent St.                10.30am

 

Saturday

 

24th                                       10.30am

 

                Kathleen Hussey, Knockroe Drive, Months Mind /

 

Kathy O Connell, Gortcreen  /

 

Donie & Mary Griffin, Siveen House, Ballygologue Rd.    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

25th                                       9.00am

 

                 People of the Parish      12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 18th June.

 

Fr. Spring , 0872935969. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Maurice Kelly, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Mary Stack, Charles St. & late of Tarbert. Reposing in St. Mary’s Funeral Home Tarbert this Sunday 6 to 8pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 11am. St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Timothy Lynch, Killocrim / Martin & Margaret Nash Ballinruddery / Jimmy Duggan, Dirha / Denis Curtin, Knockanassig.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ANNUAL EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: We welcome all who are joining us on our Eucharistic Procession at  our  Vigil Mass of Corpus Christi this weekend marking the Feast of Corpus Christi.  Our thanks to our Parish Liturgy Group and all who have made the Procession. Possible. Well done all.

 

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART: The Annual Novena to the Sacred Heart continues this week and ends on Friday next  (23rd June), the Feast of the Sacred Heart . The prayers will be said at the daily 10.30 a.m. Mass and the prayer cards are at the back of the church. You are welcome to join us.

 

IMPROVED LIVE STEAMING OF OUR MASS SERVICES:

 

We bring your attention that the Live Streaming of our Mass Services from  our church on  www.mcnmedia.tv or from our web site at www.listowelparish.com has been greatly improved with advanced technology from a HD camera. Check it out. Also if you are not using an iPod or Computer / smart TV, a more advanced little box that can be attached to your TV from the Internet can be acquired from Denise in the Parish Office. 068 21188. Have a chat with her.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2017

 

Tuesday, July 4th at 8.00 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery

 

Wednesday, July 5th at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul’s Cemetery

 

Thursday, July 6th at 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery

 

 

 

REVIEWING OUR MASS SCHEDULE TIMES

 

Having changed our Mass times within the Pastoral Area to synchronise with the mass schedule of Duagh / Lyre last November, allowing the priests to cover for each other now that there is no resident priest in Duagh Parish, we are in a position to review the schedule again. Many people attending our last mass at 12.00 noon in Listowel were finding it a little late.  So in response to this, in so far as we can at the moment, the last mass is being rescheduled to take place at 11.30 a.m. as from Sunday, July 1st. The mass schedule of the Pastoral Area will be constantly under review depending on the ever changing circumstances within our Pastoral Area.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISSELTON CEMETERY MASS will take place on Monday 19th June at 8pm. & Gale on Thursday 22nd June

 

LISTOWEL BYPASS INFORMATION MEETING:  Community meeting will be held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 20th June at 7.30pm. Guest Speaker in attendance. All are welcome.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Spiritual Director Fr. Tom McMahon.  Bus leaving from Knockanure 7.30am, Moyvane 7.40am Tarbert 8.00am on Wednesday 05th July.   For information, cost, timetable etc. contact Margaret on 087/2976304 or Nuala in Tarbert on 068/36166.

 

LECTURE WITH JOHN LONERGAN (Ex-Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday 26th June at 7pm. Lecture is sponsored by Tarbert Education support Centre. To book a place text or ring 087-9310233. All are welcome.

 

"DESIGNER MINDS will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology Summer Camp in Listowel. A week of fun, hands-on creative challenges and projects, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment. Visit www.designerminds.ie or call 087 631 0411"

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC will be at the Listowel Arms Hotel Tuesday & Wednesday 20th & 21st June 5 to 8pm. each evening.

 

 

 

FATHER’S DAY REFLECTION

 

Just a Thought!

 

My Father … When I was 4 years of age; ‘My Daddy can do anything’. 5 year old: ‘My Daddy knows a lot’.  6 years old: ‘My Daddy is smarter than your Dad’  8 years old: ‘My Dad knows exactly everything’. 10 years old: ‘In olden days, when my Dad grew up things were different’. 12 years old: ‘Oh, well naturally, Father does not know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood. 14 years old: ‘Don’t pay attention to my father, he is so old-fashioned’ 21 years old: ‘Him? My goodness, he is hopelessly out of date’. 25 years old: ‘Dad knows a little about it, but then he should because he has been around so long. 30 years old: ‘Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks? After all, he’s had a lot of experience’. 35 years old: ‘I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad’. 40 years old: ‘I wonder how Dad would have handled this. He was so wise and had a world of experience’. 50 years old: ‘I’d give anything if Dad were here now, so that I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him’. (Anonymous)

 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. 089/4044816; Pres & Office 068/49308; Parish Secretary: Jacqueline Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon. Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm. Closed Wed. Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 THIS SUNDAY IS FATHER’S DAY

 

We pray a blessing and congratulations to all Dad’s on this their very special Sunday. Many thanks for the blessings you share with your families and may God encourage and guide you in living out responsibly your wonderful vocation of being a Father. Be assured of our prayers at all Masses this weekend. We also have a special gift for you which you can collect at the weekend Masses. It is hoped they will make you smile.

 

PRAYER

 

God our loving Father,

 

Bless all Dad’s on this their special day, that they may find strength as fathers.

 

Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters,

 

may honour them always with a spirit of profound respect. Amen!

 

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI THIS SUNDAY

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June MOYVANE: Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun        18th   10.00am   Paddy O’Connell, Clohina, Kilnamartyra (Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am for Mary Stack, Glenalappa West (Months Mind)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Monday 19th to Sunday 25th June

 

Mon 19th at 7.30pm Anne & Eileen Higgins, Dublin (Rec Dec) Tues 20th  at  10.00am, Special Intention. Thurs       22nd at 1.00pm            Mass in Murhur N.S. for the graduation of 6th Class

 

(Mass will be in the school & parents, grandparents & family members are most welcome)

 

Fri 23rd 7.30pm for Feast of the Sacred Heart – Tom Manaher (Anni) his parents Michael & Anna & loving brother Michael;  Sat 24th at 7.30pm for Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure (Anni);

 

Sun 25th  at 11.00am for Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni) & the Deceased of the McKenna & Groarke Families

 

Mass Knockanure – Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th June; Thurs 22nd  at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Anni); Sun 25th   10.00am for Hannah & Timothy Flaherty & the Deceased of the

 

Flaherty family, Gortdromagouna

 

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

 

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

 

 STEPHEN STACK – P.R. FOR THE PHIL COULTER CONCERT: I was delighted when Stephen Stack volunteered to do P.R. for the Phil Coulter concert. He did an excellent job. Well done Stephen! He writes: Good people of Moyvane Parish you did yourself proud last night. It shows what a small North Kerry community can do when its joins forces and works together. I, as the PR person would like to thank a number of people. Our Parish Priest Fr. Kevin, Parish Secretary Jackie, PPC Chairperson Amanda and the Pastoral and Finance Council and the huge number of volunteers for their help and support. Thanks to the following journalists Donal Nolan, Michelle Crean, Marisa Reidy, Denis Walsh, Jerry O'Sullivan and Marian O'Flaherty who helped in the pre-concert promotion. A special word of thanks to Phil Coulter's PA Moira who made it possible for me to set up a pre-concert interview on local radio from Spain. To local photographers John Kelliher, Tom Fitzgerald and Liz Brosnan for their great work on the night.

 

To Moyvane as a whole it was an excellent night and a job well done, a pleasure to watch a craftsman that is Phil Coulter and Roy Buckley in our home village. -- Stephen Stack  P.R. Parish

 

 

 

THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

 

This Sunday 18th we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. It is a unique opportunity for each of us to reflect on how we approach the Lord when we come to receive the Body and Blood of Christ and to ask does it make a difference in our lives that we receive Holy Communion on a regular basis.  The following is a wonderful example of one man who really valued Holy Communion. After many years of distinguished service to one of our great Irish Hospitals, a surgeon was retiring and a special gathering was held to mark the event. As part of the tribute to him a plaque was unveiled bearing a replica of his hand. Many speeches were made praising the surgeon’s skill, then it came to his turn to say a few words. He noted how many references had been made in the tributes to the skill of the surgeon’s hand. But he pointed out the hand itself was controlled by the mind and then he added something like this: “But behind the dexterity of the hand and the alertness of the mind there had to be a gentle touch coming from the heart, a real compassion of one’s patients.          Each and every day I felt my heart and life was touched and blessed by the beautiful gift of Holy Communion”. Hand, head and heart – and for each of us as well as surgeons, the greatest of these is heart. And when the heart is moved and touched by Holy Communion, we are living life as God intended us to do.

 

WHAT A CONCERT, WHAT A NIGHT IN MOYVANE CHURCH ON TUESDAY 13th

 

Well the 13th June 2017 has come and gone, but the warm memories will linger on for many years to come. Phil Coulter in concert was a celebration that brought out the best in all of us. What a night for our Parish.  Words fail me to really express how delighted and over whelmed I was with the unique and very generous contribution of all in the Parish and who enthusiastically ensured that all went well with the concert.  Our Chairperson Amanda struck the right tone in her welcome and introduction with an inspiring few words reminding us of the beauty of Church and Community working together in all that is good in being a follower of Christ.  A massive 751 tickets were sold and with our Parish raffle still to come on BBQ Sunday the 16th July, we are on course to reach our target. Also thanks to all who made generous donations. A massive thanks to all who helped very well done indeed.

 

NOTICES:

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT/TIDY TOWNS: Next Village Clean Up on Wednesday 21st at 7.30pm. Meet at Noel’s. New volunteers would be most welcome as we have seen from the concert the more who help the better everything goes.

 

GALA AND MURHUR N.S. AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY! Murhur N.S. Moyvane together with Holly's Gala aim to put in place a defibrillator for school use. Please keep all receipts (regardless of value) from Holly's Gala. We would appreciate if receipts could be given to school children or dropped into the school office/letter box.

 

PARISH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Spiritual Director Fr. Tom McMahon. Bus leaving from Knockanure 7.30am, Moyvane 7.40am Tarbert 8.00am on Wednesday 05th July. For information, cost, timetable etc. contact Margaret on 087/2976304 or Nuala in Tarbert on 068/36166.

 

TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ON MAIN STREET MOYVANE: ESB Networks – due to site investigation works on behalf of the ESB a traffic management plan will be in operation from this Monday 19th for two weeks. Minor delays to be expected. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Maureen O’Connor on the death of her aunt Lil Shrimpton (neé O’Connor), Birmingham and late of Upper Aughrim. To the Finucane Family, Cuss on the death of Andy Cremins, Rathcoole, Millstreet, Co. Cork. May Lil & Andy Rest In Peace. Our prayers also for those who lost their lives in the London fire tragedy and for all who died tragically and suddenly this week who were in the news.

 

MY COMPLAINT WITH THE BROADCASTING AUTHORITY OF IRELAND UPDATE

 

As Sunday is the Feast of Corpus Christi, I felt it was a timely reminder to me to see what the latest progress with regards my complaint calling Holy Communion ‘haunted bread’. I contacted the BAI on Thursday to be told that the final deliberations will be given in mid to late July. It emerges now that I wasn’t the only one to lodge a complaint with the BAI.  The large volume of complaints is the reason given for the long delay in reaching a verdict. I will keep you posted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boro Extra Sunday 18th June, 2017

 

OUTSIDE & INSIDE: The volume of work done both outside and inside the Church for last Tuesday’s concert made a huge difference to the successful running of the event. Approaching the Church from Brosnan’s corner or the Listowel Road, the first thing that greeted the concert goers was the flags, bunting and friendly and helpful stewards with their high-vis jackets. As patrons approached the main door flower arrangements were spectacular, more  friendly stewards taking tickets and leading patrons to cushioned seats. Free bottled water, punctual start a reflective and beautiful concert followed. Well done to one and all.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:

 

Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am- 4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact 066/7134276.

 

Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 086/

 

1678027.

 

REMEMBERING THOSE LOST TO FARM ACCIDENTS: Remembering those who have died or those who have suffered injury from accidents on Irish farms will be the focus of an Ecumenical Remembrance Service to be held in County Laois in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix. Around 120 families have contacted the directors of ‘Embrace Farm’ a bereavement support group to have their loved ones prayed for at this service.

 

Let’s keep all those who have died through farm accidents or who have been injured in our prayers this week in the lead up to Sunday 25th.

 

OUR PRAYERFUL GOOD WISHES TO FR. ALAN MCGUCKIAN S.J: on his appointment as Bishop of Raphoe. He will be the first Irish Jesuit Bishop since 1784. I journeyed with him in my study days in the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Dublin. May God bless him as he takes up this new task. 

 

SAVE THE ‘EIGHT’ RALLY: On July 1st you and as many other people as you can muster are urgently required to attend The Rally for Life. Find out more on social media #RallyforLife and #Savethe8th

 

“THE STORMY ROAD”

 

Gertrude Phillipson wrote her first book entitled “The Stormy Road”. Nothing especially remarkable about that you might say. But her publishers thought she was remarkable because the book was published on the author’s 100th birthday! She had not even started to write it until she was 93. The forward was by the well- known author, George Sava, who wrote many books himself. Not only did he express the hope that he would be able to write the introduction to her second novel in due course, he stated what so many people believe to be true: “LIFE DOES NOT BEGIN OR STOP AT ANY AGE.  IT GOES ON FROM OUR FIRST DAY TO OUR LAST, AND GERTUDE PHILLIPSON HAS SHOWN US THE WAY OF ENJOYING IT TO THE FULL”

 

 

 

                                   LIZ’S PICS FROM GREAT CONCERT!! NEW APPOINTEMENT FOR STEPHEN:

 

As Stephen did such an excellent job for our concert he now has accepted to be our  P.R. rep in the Parish.