MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

THIS IS HOLY WEEK

 

We warmly invite you to join us in making this week holy especially on Spy Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.  Times for both Churches listed below.

 

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

 

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

 

Office closed Spy Wednesday & Good Friday. Easter Week Office closed until Thursday 25th April.

 

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

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat          13th   7.15pm     Assemble for blessing of Palms and procession 

 

                                                                                                 7.30pm                VIGIL OF THE LORD’S PASSION

 

                                                                                                                                Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni) & his wife Hanna

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun        14th     9.45am   Assemble in front of Church for blessing of Palm

 

                                                                                                                                followed by procession 

 

                                                10.00am               Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

 MOYVANE:                                                        10.45am               As above assemble in front Church 

 

11.00am               Mike Greaney, Bunagara & Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 15th to Sunday 21st April

 

Mon      15th       10.00am               Special Intention - sick

 

                                 8.00pm                Pastoral Area Confessions in St. Mary’s Church,                                                                  Listowel.  Feel free to join this celebration in 

 

                                                                experiencing God’s forgiveness at the beginning of

 

                                                                Holy Week.

 

Tues  16th            7.30pm                Tom & Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Wed 17th   7.30am           Early morning Lenten Mass (Spy Wednesday)

 

   7.30pm May Quinn, Leitrim West (Anni) EASTER TRIDUUM

 

Thurs  18th   8.00pm        HOLY THURSDAY – Liturgy of the Last Supper

 

                                                                We celebrate the institution of Eucharist & Priesthood Fri             19th  12noon                 GOOD FRIDAY Open air Stations of the Cross with                                                            the Children (weather permitting otherwise in Church)                                                               Assemble at Church steps at 11.50am.    

 

                                3.00pm                 PASSION OF THE LORD – in three stages

 

1.            Reading of the Passion from Luke’s Gospel

 

2.            Veneration of the Cross                                                                3.            Holy Communion

 

Sat          20th   9.00pm     HOLY SATURDAY VIGIL 

 

                                                                Easter fire and Resurrection

 

Baptism of newest parishioner Sadhbh Mulvihill Keane

 

Sun        21st        11.00am               EASTER SUNDAY - Parishioners

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st April

 

Wed 17th            10.00am               Joe Rodgers, Dublin (Rec Dec)

 

                                EASTER TRIDUUM

 

Thurs  18th           7.00pm                HOLY THURSDAY – Liturgy of the Last Supper

 

Fri           19th   7.00pm     PASSION OF THE LORD – in three stages

 

1.            Reading of the Passion from Luke’s Gospel

 

2.            Veneration of the Cross

 

3.            Holy Communion

 

Sun        21st        10.00am               EASTER SUNDAY - Parishioners

 

                                 JERSULEM STILL WEEPS  - AND SO DO WE

 

This week each year Christians are drawn to Jerusalem, if not in body at least in mind.  They stand at the foot of the Cross, beating their breasts and staring with pity at Jesus of Nazareth.  They listen with reverence to His voice as He prays for his killers: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”.  But when the week is over they return to their homes to resume their deep-rooted spites and burdens of things they can’t forgive.  “Don’t cry for me”, says Jesus, “cry for yourselves and for your children – the children who will inherit your fears, prejudices and hates”,  Let us not then weep for Jesus. Rather let us follow the example of Peter, who wept bitter tears for His own sins.  Then maybe we will be able to forgive others who sin against us.  (P.S.  Please God our Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land starting on October 23rd will see us follow on the footsteps of Jesus.  There are still seats available.  This will be a very special Pilgrimage).

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

DIOCESAN SECOND COLLECTION:  on 27th/28th April in aid of Peter’s Pence.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: The following parishioners have had bereavements in their immediate families over the past week or so.  Our prayerful support is with them at this time.  Julie Fitzmaurice & family, Mail Road Cross, Garden Centre on the death of her loving Mum Annie McMahon, Carrigkerry & Lystoll Lodge Nursing

 

Home.  Eileen Flaherty & Family, The Village on the death of her loving Mum Joan Guerin, Listowel & Aras

 

Mhuire Nursing Home.  Bernie & Jack Walsh, Moyvane South on  the death of Bernie’s brother-in-law Robert Higgins, Dublin.  May Annie, Eileen & Robert enjoy the power and beauty of Resurrection & new life this Holy Week and always in God’s delightful Kingdom. May they Rest In Peace. 

 

PARISH RADIO LINK:  A new booster and aerial have been installed this week in the Moyvane Church Radio Link.  Those of you who have radios please use this weekend to experience better reception. Unfortunately, when Knockanure’s radio link was examined the transmission reception was virtually nil.  The transformer has to be taken to Dublin for further assessment.  We will keep you informed. Sadly this means for the next number of weeks we won’t have radio link from Knockanure Church.  However, the new strong signal from Moyvane Church should comfortably reach Knockanure Village but not beyond.  

 

                                                                NOTICES:

 

LOLLIPOP DAY: Mary Teresa Buckley wishes to thank everyone who donated to the Cancer Fund at Garvey’s Super Valu, Listowel on Lollipop Day.  Total collected €445.80.

 

MURHUR N.S SPLIT THE BUCKET: Winner of €176.50 Margaret Clancy, Knockanure.  Next draw 3rd May. CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE:  CAS needs your help to accommodate this year’s cyclists and crew. Can you offer a bed for 1 night along with shower/bath facilities and a meal.  We would greatly appreciate it on 30th April.  We are looking for people within a 20 miles radius.  Info from Sadhbh on 087/7649182.

 

                HANDS PLAY A HUGE PART IN HOLY WEEK

 

Hands play a huge part in Holy Week.  Today Palm Sunday the crowds clap their hands in warm appreciation of Jesus.  On Wednesday, Judas points his hand to Jesus as the one he was betraying for thirty pieces of silver.  On Friday the large crowd clapped and shouted “Crucify Him” on his painful way to Calvary, however, there were a few sensitive hands to help Him to his death in Calvary.  The hands of his Mother who hugged him at the Fourth Station, the hands of Simon of Cyrene who used his hands to help Jesus carry the Cross and of course Veronica takes a towel in her hands and dashed through the crowd to wipe His face.  Just think for a moment of the hands that have helped you throughout your life – the hands that helped you in your younger years,  The hands that guided you, often unknown to you through difficult years of adulthood.  The hands around you that help you now in so many different ways.  How we rely on many different kinds of hands and how we tend to take them all for granted.  This Holy Week will your hands play a part in making sure that the week is holy?                  

 

OUR PARISH ASSEMBLY NIGHT

 

Very many thanks to the forty plus who attended Knockanure Community Centre for our Parish Assembly last Monday.  It was lovely to see such a wide age group represented and very many thanks to Bernie McCaffrey from the Diocesan Pastoral Team who facilitated the evening. I am deeply indebted also to Amanda Coulson who has compiled feedback of the evenings discussions.  Please read attached leaflet.  

 

                 

 

FEEDBACK FROM THE PARISH ASSEMBLY

 

 

 

The Parish Assembly which was held last Monday night was attended by over 40 parishioners and was facilitated by Bernie McCaffrey from the Kerry Diocesan Pastoral Team. The discussion focused on three key areas and the groups were asked for suggested actions in each area that the PPC could concentrate on, on behalf of the Parish. The three discussion areas and respective actions were as follows; 

 

1.            Development of Parish Ministries and Recruitment to same – Whilst we have a lot of ministries, the group felt more information on the ministries should be available to attract more parishioners to join the ministries, we should offer a trial period and if taken on a time limit of 2-3 years could be set, as well as providing training for same, no one should feel uncomfortable in a ministry or that it’s a job for life. In relation to the Eucharistic Ministry it was suggested that it should be extended to taking Communion from mass to housebound once per month, this would be in addition to in addition to the first Friday calls.

 

2.            Focus on Young Families and Youth – The discussion here focused on trying to keep the interest of children to try and make mass part of the family routine, especially after First Holy Communion for example getting children involved in acting the gospel, children’s liturgy programme, child friendly area inside the church, social meeting for children after mass and outside church – child friendly parking spaces. The children’s choir is a great success and was complemented on the work they do with the children.

 

3.            Adult Faith Formation – There were a lot of actions suggested from this group -Prayer group/Scripture

 

Study (seasonally orientated short programs)/ Anonymous Prayer request boxes in public places, Novena’s/ Themed monthly masses (Family orientated all ages, Anniversary masses for communion and confirmation groups)/ Parish Mission (Planning must focus on after plan) and Home visitation Mission for elderly, housebound and new parishioners.

 

Fr Kevin and the PPC would now like to ask for feedback from the whole parish on the suggested actions as to which areas parishioners would like the PPC to focus on first, feedback can be given into the Parish Office or directly to Fr Kevin, Amanda Coulson or any of the PPC members. Fr Kevin and the PPC would like to take this opportunity to thank Bernie McCaffrey and everyone who came to the assembly and contributed to what was a very positive night.

 

 

 

Parish Pastoral Council Members:  Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P., Amanda Coulson (Chairperson), Mary O’Flaherty (Secretary), Elizabeth Brosnan, Mary Fitzgerald, Margaret Horgan, Michelle Mulvihill, P.J. Mulvihill, Joanne O’Connor,  Eamonn Whyte, Kay O’Hanlon, Noreen Roche.

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS.

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   14th    21st  April     

 

Sat.

 

13th                       Paddy & Lil Flavin, Bedford & Dirha & Nora, Moss & Eamon Flavin, Bedford /

 

Breda O Connor Nee Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

/ Toddy Sommers, Gurtinard / Mary O Connell   6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

14th                                       Bryan McMahon, Michael Kennelly & Paddy O ‘Connor, Request by St. John’s Theatre                 9.00am

 

                Hannah Patrick Kelly, Woodview, Month Mind / Josephine Henry, Upper William St. Months Mind / Toddy Sommers, Gurtinard       11.30am

 

   Mon 15th                                         Joe Heffernan, Clieveragh / Private Intention     10.30am

 

                Funeral Mass – Nora Enright, Dromin      11.30am

 

                Easter Confessions          8.00pm

 

Tues 16th                            Jeremiah Loughnane, Ballygologue Park /

 

Rena McAuliffe, Courthouse Rd.               10.30am

 

Wed 17th                                                                             Patricia Griffin, Feale Drive /

 

Hanora Browne, Charles St., 1st Anniversary / Frankie Corcoran, Feale Drive        10.30am

 

Holy

 

Thursday

 

18th       Morning Prayers              10.30am

 

                Mass of the Lords Supper               8.00pm

 

Good

 

Friday

 

19th       Morning Prayers                10.30am

 

                Lords Passion       3.00pm

 

                Station of the Cross           8.00pm

 

Easter

 

Saturday

 

 20th     Morning Prayers              10.30am

 

                Dolly Lucey & Jim Roche, O’Connell’s Ave.            Vigil

 

8.00pm

 

Easter

 

Sunday

 

21st        Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane    9.00am

 

                Derry Lynch, Feale Dr., Months Mind/

 

Hannah Murphy, Behind, 1st Anniversary /

 

Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Listowel, Birthday Rem. / Michael & Mollie Kissane, Clountubird / Kathleen & Mick Sullivan, Derryfarm /

 

Catherine O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Liam & Frances Woulfe, Lower William St. /

 

Herriot Family, Neagh /

 

Joe Mulvihill, Clieveragh & Moss Galvin 11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 14th April, Fr. Mossie Brick, 087-9473317  (emergencies only).

 

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

 

† Maurice Walsh, Golf View.

 

†Joan Guerin,  Convent Street.

 

† Frankie  Lawlor, Mount Villa’s Ballygrennan.

 

† Nora Enright  nee McElligott, Dromin.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE: Daniel O Connor, Ballygologue Rd. / Betty Grist, Dublin / Maureen O Connor, Church St. / Timmy (Junie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

HOLY WEEK BOOKLET IS €1.00: We invite you to purchase a Holy Week Booklet at all masses this weekend which will cover all  the Holy Week ceremonies during the week right up to the Saturday Easter Vigil. It costs just one euro and you can place it in the donation box at back of the church. You may then take home with you – otherwise leave at the back of the church. Thanks for your co-operation with this.

 

PALM (PASSION)  SUNDAY: On this day we recall the entrance of Christ the Lord into Jerusalem to accomplish his Paschal Mystery. Palms will be blessed at all masses this weekend. Please take your Palm home with you. Our thanks to John Doyle, Clounmacon who has continued his family tradition of annually providing palms to us.

 

HOLY WEEK PROGRAMME SCHEDULE: Our Parish Liturgy Group invite you to join in the spirit  of Holy Week which is overleaf of this page.

 

HOLY WEEK CONFESSION FOR OUR PASTORAL AREA: will take place  on Monday week 15th April at 8.00 p.m. All the priests of the Pastoral Area hope to be present and we invite you to do your Easter duty on the night. Thanks.

 

ADORATION GROUP Will meet Thursday 18th after Morning Prayers in the Parish Meeting room. In preparation for Fr. Cahill visit in May. 

 

TROCAIRE OFFERINGS:  please return your Trocaire Offering.

 

DIOCESAN CHRISM MASS is one of the most solemn and important liturgies of the liturgical year. The largest annual gathering of clergy and faithful. The Mass is a celebration of the institution of the priesthood with Jesus' words at the Last Supper, "Do this in memory of me." During the Mass, those present are called to renew their baptismal promises; priests/ministers and deacons also reaffirm their ministry by renewing the promises made at their ordination. Blessing of the holy oils used in the sacraments throughout the year, which are then given to priests to take back to their parishes is a sign of each parish's unity with the Bishop and the diocesan Church. Whenever the holy oils are used, the ministry of the bishop who consecrated them is symbolically present. The Chrism Mass will take place on Tuesday evening next  April 16th at 7.00pm. Cathedral, Killarney.  There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory. Everyone is most welcome.

 

PARISH FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: children and their parents will be participating in our Holy Thursday celebration of the Mass of the Last Supper on  Thursday night next at 8.00 p.m.

 

NOTE: The Parish office will be closed Good Friday 19th to Wednesday 24th. Parish office will open on Thursday 25th. Feel free to contact Fr. Declan at our daily masses throughout the Easter  period and is available for all emergencies on the Parish Mobile : 087-0908949.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE – EAMON CONNOR MEMORIAL WALK/RUN 10k, 5k. or 3k. in aid of Kerry Hospice on Good Friday April 19t. walk commencing from St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. Registration & start Time 10am. sponsor cards available from J.K. Sports, Mary 0872770766 or any committee member. You can also donate on the day when registering. Thank you.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO ST. PADRE PIO Fully escorted group pilgrimage, 7 nights from Dublin, 27th Oct. & 2nd Nov.  €895pps. Accompanied by spiritual director. Details contact Bernadette Hanrahan 0876019474.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket €10. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

KERRY PEER SUPPORT NETWORK mission statement: the network offers peer support in recovery from mental distress to wellness, sharing with people similar life experiences and relationships based on equality and respect, in their journey to achieving hope and maintaining wellness. Listowel Peer Support Group – “The Bridge” meet every Friday @ 11am. Listowel Family Resource Centre all welcome. Further info: contact 0876800529.

 

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denice Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st Tickets €25 in Listowel Parish Office.

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

     MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat           6th     7.30pm    James & Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun         7th    10.00am   Larry McCaffrey, Arney, Fermanagh & Knockanure                                                           Requested by former team-mates & management                                                          of Knockanure GAA.

 

 MOYVANE:                                                        11.00am               John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni) & deceased of the                                                             Shanahan & Egan families. 

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th 

 

Wed  10th   7.30am      Early morning Lenten Mass

 

                                 6.30pm                First Confessions - Holy Communicants of Murhur NS 

 

                                 7.30pm                Joanie & Tommy O’Connor, Glin Rd & Castleisland (Anni)

 

Thurs  11th           7.00pm                Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for

 

                                                                Mai Riordan, Moyvane South (Months Mind)

 

Sat          13th        7.30pm                Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni) & his wife Hanna

 

Sun        14th       11.00am               Mike Greaney, Bunagara & Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Monday 8th to Sunday 14th April Mon  8th   7.30pm Parish Assembly gathering in Knockanure Community Centre – led by Bernie McCaffrey, Pastoral Team. 

 

It is important that each household is represented.

 

We all have a contribution to make in shaping the  Faith journey our Parish continues to make.  Each  voice and contribution is so important.  All welcome.

 

Starting at 7.30pm sharp concluding at 9pm with cuppa.

 

This replaces the Monday confessions in Moyvane.  

 

Fri           12th        6.00pm                Billy Looney, Carrueragh & Birmingham (Rec Dec)

 

                                 7.00pm                Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for

 

                                                                Teresa Kennelly, Kilmorna & Listowel (1st Anni)

 

Sun        14th       10.00am               Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: The death has occurred of Maurice O’Connell, Templeogue, Dublin & l/o Glin Road.  Our prayerful support to Marjorie and family and to neighbours and many friends in the Parish whom he kept in touch with over the years.   May Maurice Rest In Peace.  

 

PASTORAL AREA CONFESSIONS: will be on Monday 15th April in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel at 8pm.   

 

HOLY WEEK STARTS ON APRIL 13th 

 

I invite you to reflect a little on Holy week which starts with Palm Sunday.  This day recalls the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the lead into days that would see a shift in attitude that can all too easily happen when the individual gets lost in the crowd.  On Palm Sunday there were many individuals that looked to Jesus for salvation and saw in Him a truly wonderful person who brought healing where He travelled and who spoke to them ‘with authority’.  He knew who He was and His words came from that place of knowing and love.  The “Hosanna” of Palm Sunday will be replaced on Good Friday by ‘Crucify Him’.  Will you and I give time, our presence, and above all our prayers and love to Jesus for Holy Week?  Will you make Holy Week holy? 

 

 

 

 

 

                           STONE – THROWING

 

Anne and Mary were two cleaning ladies.  They worked in a hospital.  Their job was to clean the corridors and the operating theatres.  They not only knew their job but did it to the very best of their ability. When they had finished their cleaning there literally wasn’t a speck of dust either on the floors or on the furniture.  Everything was bright and clean.  Everything was thoroughly disinfected.  Even the wall shone.  No one could possibly find fault with their work. They set very high standards.  But you should see the flat in which they lived in.  It’s true that they were poor. They had only one large room which served as bedroom, living room and kitchen and a small bathroom off it.  Instead of having blinds on the windows they had old dust-covered blankets which they never removed.  Their beds were never made and the clothes on them were filthy.  The sink was also clogged up with cigarette ends.  There was a row of unwashed cups and plates.  On the floor, close to the sink, was a plastic bin bag with all sorts of fowl smelling refuse spilling out of it.  Here were two people who were experts at cleaning up the dirt of others but woefully inadequate when it came to cleaning up their own.  It’s not a nice story.  It’s dirty and messy.  The incident in this weekend’s Gospel is also dark and messy, reeking of moral squalor – sin.  On the surface there appears to be only one sin involved – the sin of the woman who was caught in adultery. But there are other sins there, subtle and to my mind more serious.  In fact the vindictiveness of the scene, its malice and moral squalor are overwhelming.  It stinks to high heaven.  There was the horrible sin involved in the way the Scribes and Pharisees (all men) treated that woman.  What is so important is that horrible meanness of it all, but he way it was done.  They showed not the slightest regard for her feelings, not the tiniest shred of concern for her as a person.  She was simply someone they could use in the hope of entrapping Jesus.  There is sin involved in their attitude towards Jesus.  Here are men who have consciously rejected the light and who are pursuing the path of darkness.  They have only one aim – to get rid of Jesus. In other words – murder.  Of course they would object and protest in the strongest possible terms if you were to put it as bluntly as that.  Jesus exposed them, but on this occasion, He read their minds and hearts.  He invited them to look to their own sins.  He didn’t even judge them.  He invites them to judge themselves.  Jesus did not come to expose the sores of people but to heal them.  The kindness and compassion with which He treated the woman is a tremendous example for us to follow.  He did indeed correct her, but ever so gently.  We are innate stone-throwers.  We cannot tolerate the sinner sin stinks when it is committed by others and we want to clean it up.  But not so when it is committed by ourselves.  Therefore we should try to look at our own house before we start throwing stones or mud at others.  This week of Lent let us imitate Jesus in having compassion and kindness to those who have failed.  

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: are organising a clean-up of the Village Approach Roads.  If anyone is available for one or all of the following evenings:  at 7.30pm Mon 15th, Tues 16th & Wed 17th. Meet at Noel Stacks where you will be given directions and equipment.   If anyone wants to clean up their own roads at a different time please contact Ursula for the KWD bags.

 

MURHUR N.S: 'Split the Bucket' draw was held in the school on Wed 3rd and was live on Facebook. The winner of €218 was Brenda Kennelly. Congratulations Brenda!  The next draw will take place on Thursday 11th at 3pm.

 

Buckets in the usual shops!

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Rainbows offers a 9-week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement of parental separation.  Suitable for children from 1st to 6th class.  Starting on 1st May from 5.15pm to 6.15pm in the Centre. For more information on these and all courses  068/23584.

 

           AONGHUS McANALLY CONCERT

 

Posters and tickets are available this weekend for our Church Concert which will be on May 21st.  This year we are glad to welcome Aonghus McAnally & guests Denice Doyle and Ivan McKenna.  This is a variety concert with a difference, combining song, music, humour and stories.  Tickets available at both Churches and the Parish Office. I would also appreciate if people could take tickets and posters to distribute.  You have supported past concerts in tremendous ways and even those who are unable to attend have helped in many ways.  I am sure that the same support will be available for this concert.  In anticipation of your continual support and generosity, many thanks.

 

HOLY WEEK TIMETABLE:                  Please take the timetable of Holy Week Ceremonies to your homes. 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS.

 

                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   7th    14th April     

 

Sat.

 

6th                         Elizabeth Flaherty, Derry, Months Mind /

 

Anthony Curtin, Clounmacon /

 

Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Eileen Galvin &  John & Mary Brennan, Dirha West /

 

Neilus Galvin, Old Rd., Clieveragh /

 

Jason, Darren & Chloe O Connor, Tarbert /

 

John O Connor, Clieveragh Pk. / Kitty Neville, Bedford & Danny, John & Alfe Neville /

 

Lilian Curtin, Clounmacon             6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

7th                                         Jim, Anne, Nora & Voureen O Sullivan, Charles St. / Tom & Jenny Carey, Main St.                 9.00am

 

                Edward Carey, Greenville, Months Mind /

 

Sheila Ryan & Synan Family, Skehenerin /

 

Lila Stack & Eileen Cotter nee Stack, Charles St. & Glenoe / William Collins, Skehenerin /

 

Ann Dwyer Sheehan, Ballygrennan /

 

Nora O Connor, Co. Clare             11.30am

 

   Mon 8th                                                            10.30am

 

                Funeral Mass – Maurice Walsh

 

Tues 9th                               Special Intention (Devine Guidance)       10.30am

 

Wed 10th                                                                             Tim & Bridie O Flaherty, Church St.           10.30am

 

Thurs  11th                                                          Michael & Hannah Sheehy & Michael Junior, Lyreacrompane / Kevin Senior, Jackie & Gegg Sheehy, Greenville            10.30am

 

  Fri. 12th              Special Intention                10.30am

 

                Stations of the Cross – Led by Youth Group            7.00pm

 

Sat.

 

 13th      Recently Deceased  – Fr. Teddy Molyneaux, Woodford & Port Elizabeth, South Africa /

 

Breda Lynch, Killocrim / Joan, Michael & Mick Kelliher, St. Brendan Tce. 10.30am

 

                Paddy & Lil Flavin, Bedford & Dirha & Nora, Moss & Eamon Flavin, Bedford /

 

Breda O Connor Nee Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave.   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

    

 

     Sun.

 

14th      Bryan McMahon, Michael Kennelly & Paddy O ‘Connor, Request by St. John’s Theatre   9.00am

 

                Hannah Patrick Kelly, Woodview, Month Mind / Josephine Henry, Upper William St. Months Mind / Toddy Sommers, Gurtinard       11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 7th April, Fr. Declan O Connor 087-0908949 (emergencies only).

 

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

 

† Bessie Murphy, Feale Drive. † Peter Cronin, Irrabeg, Lixnaw.

 

† Maurice Walsh, Golf View. Reposing in Gleasures, this Sunday 4 to 6pm arriving to the Church at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass Monday 8th at 11.30am. Burial in St. John Paul II Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John Sheehy, Clounmacon.

 

 

 

MEMORIAL MASS FOR FR. TEDDY MOLYNEAUX (RIP): Recently deceased and late of Woodford & South Africa will take place on Saturday morning next April 13th at 10.30 a.m.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING  Monday 8th at 11am. Straight after Morning Mass in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION  for our First Holy Communion children and their parents for April  will take place Holy Thursday – Mass of the Last Supper 8pm. The parents group for April will meet on Thursday 11th at 6pm. to 6.30pm. in the Presbytery. 

 

PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY: is Sunday next April 14th  as we begin Holy Week and celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord. The blessing of Palms will take place at masses.

 

HOLY WEEK CONFESSION FOR OUR PASTORAL AREA: will take place  on Monday week 15th April at 8.00 p.m. All the priests of the Pastoral Area hope to be present and we invite you to do your Easter duty on the night. Thanks.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our weekly Stations of the Cross which takes place normally on Friday mornings after Mass during  Lent – will be special next week as it will be  will be led by our Youth Group. To facilitate as many as possible to attend it will take place  on Friday evening next - 12th April at 7pm.

 

DIOCESAN CHRISM MASS is one of the most solemn and important liturgies of the liturgical year. The largest annual gathering of clergy and faithful. The Mass is a celebration of the institution of the priesthood with Jesus' words at the Last Supper, "Do this in memory of me." During the Mass, those present are called to renew their baptismal promises; priests/ministers and deacons also reaffirm their ministry by renewing the promises made at their ordination. Blessing of the holy oils used in the sacraments throughout the year, which are then given to priests to take back to their parishes is a sign of each parish's unity with the Bishop and the diocesan Church. Whenever the holy oils are used, the ministry of the bishop who consecrated them is symbolically present. The Chrism Mass will take place on Tuesday evening April 16th at 7.00pm. Cathedral, Killarney.  There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory. Everyone is most welcome.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019 Led by Bishop Ray Browne, 29th August to 3rd September. Flights ex Kerry Airport. Further details : Pilgrimage coordinator: Janice O Sullivan, 0647758219.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ST. JOHN’S THEATRE PRESENTS Comic Drama – The Cobbles Glory. Tuesday 9th to Sunday14th April at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL HOST “Opening the Conversation” with Marion Rackard and Dolores Tiernan, Director Talbot Grove Castleisland, on the impact of Parental Alcohol Misuse.  Thursday 11th April at 8pm in the Seanchai Listowel

 

LISTOWEL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Once again we thank you all for your generosity in making Daffodil Day a great success, our Volunteers were so enthusiastic despite the inclement weather. Together we raised €25,960 from areas of North Kerry. Listowel, Ballybunion , Moyvane, Causeway, Ballyduff.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWN’S GROUP 2019 ANNUAL CLEAN UP WEEK Yes it's that time of the year again! Please come along to any of the following meeting points at 7pm each evening and Do your bit for a tidier Listowel Monday April 8th Town Park car park, Tuesday 9th April Car Park across from Cinema,   Wednesday April 10th Convent Cross (near car park) Thursday April 11th  Listowel Emmet’s Clubhouse Friday April 12th Carroll's Yard Car Park (Clean up materials will be provided.) We are all responsible for helping to keep Listowel Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2019!

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE – EAMON CONNOR MEMORIAL WALK/RUN 10k, 5k. or 3k. in aid of Kerry Hospice on Good Friday April 19t. walk commencing from St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. Registration & start Time 10am. sponsor cards available from J.K. Sports, Mary 0872770766 or any committee member. You can also donate on the day when registering. Your generous support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ARE HOLDING THEIR AGM on Wednesday 10th April in the Parish Meeting Room at 8pm. All are  welcome to attend. We would love to have new members joining our committee. Many thanks to all who have supported our fundraising activities throughout the year.

 

EASTER CAMP Names are being taken for an Easter camp to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre from April 15th-19th from 9,45am-1.15pm daily. Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

  www.listowelparish.com

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

PARKINSON’S AWARENESS WEEK 8th April – South Kerry Branch will hold an informal gathering on Monday 8th April from 7pm to 9pm at the Church of the Resurrection Pastoral Centre, Killarney for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers.  A Dietician will be there on the night and it will be an opportunity to have a chat, get some information leaflets and there will be   teas/refreshments available also.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8.00pm-9.30pm starts on 29th April. Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm starts on 1st May (for 5 weeks). Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 30th May, 9.30am-4.00pm.  Kerry Clergy Retreat: Fr. Sylvester O'Flynn, PFM Cap., Sun. 2nd to Thurs. 6th June. Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Rescheduled dates are Fri. 7th to Thurs.13th June instead of July 5th-11th. Bookings: Phone 0667134276.

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 -  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities,  Sunday September 22nd, Silversprings Hotel, Tivoli, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

 

 

 

                         MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          30th     7.30pm   Noreen & John Scanlon, Inchamore (Anni)

 

                                                                                                            & deceased of the Scanlon & Flavin families

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        31st   10.00am    Paudeen Moloney, Woodford, Listowel (Rec Dec) 

 

                                                                                                                 (brother to Mary Buckley, Keylod)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Danny & Nora Walsh, Moher (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 1st to Sunday 7th April

 

Mon      1st           12noon                 Funeral Mass for Maureen O’Connor (née Culhane)                                                       Cliff Walk, Ballybunion & formally of Leitrim Middle.

 

                                                                 Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

                     8pm to 10pm                 Church will remain open for personal prayer &                                                                   reflection.  Confession/chat also available.

 

Tues 2nd               8.00am                 Special Intention – sick/tests

 

                                 7.30pm                 Eamon Sweeney, Woodgrove (Anni) & loving son

 

                                                                 Pat and Pat’s wife Anna Mai

 

Wed 3rd                7.30am                 Early morning Lenten Mass

 

                                 7.30pm                 Mickey Meehan, Moyvane South (Months Mind)

 

Fri            5th   7.00pm       Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for

 

                                                                 Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha (2nd Anni) & deceased of the

 

                                                                 Sheehan family.

 

Sat           6th    7.30pm      James & Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

Sun         7th        11.00am                John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni) & deceased of the 

 

                                                                 Shanahan & Egan families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th April

 

Thurs  4th             7.00pm                Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

                                                                Special Intention - sick

 

Sun         7th        10.00am               Larry McCaffrey, Arney, Fermanagh & Knockanure

 

                                                                Requested by former team-mates & management                                                          of Knockanure GAA.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE ICA: are extremely grateful and very thankful to all who supported their Daffodil sale at Church Gates and Coffee/Tea night at Bingo.  Your generosity raised an amazing total of €1950.  Very many thanks. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: Mike & Patricia Galvin & all the Galvin family on the death of Patricia’s mother

 

Maureen O’Connor (née Culhane), Cliff Walk, Ballybunion & l/o Leitrim Middle whose funeral will take place on Monday in Moyvane Church at 12noon.  Maureen will be reposing in Lyons Funeral Home this Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to Moyvane Church.  May Maureen rest in the tender care of Jesus and all who have pre-deceased her.  May she Rest In Peace. 

 

ASSEMBLY NIGHT: Our Parish Assembly night will be in Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 8th April at 7.30pm.  Despite not getting any response following my appeal at all the Masses last weekend for ideas that should be taken on board to improve Parish life over the next two years, none the less, the Parish Pastoral Council have come up with suggestions which will be discussed on the night.  We have forwarded these  suggestions to Bernie McCaffrey of the Diocesan Pastoral Team who will facilitate the discussion.  

 

 

 

                THE IDEAL MOTHER – A JOB SPECIFICATION

 

Blessings and best wishes to all Mums this weekend as the World salutes and honours Mothers.   A quick look at their job specification.  

 

FEMALE:  No experience necessary; no pre-training given.

 

HOURS:  24 hour shift for life of the child.

 

SALARY:  Meagre.  Holiday and sick leave negotiable but not encouraged.

 

THOROUGH GROUNDING AN ADVANTAGE IN:  Nursing, Catering, Philosophy,

 

Sex, Religion, Carpentry, Dressmaking, Marketing & Finance, Media Appreciation

 

(photos, ipads, tablets), Taxi Driving, Science and Sports.  End result highly unpredictable, product non exchangeable and non-returnable.  Could be fun and rewarding. 

 

Mums present at our weekend Mass this Saturday evening and Sunday will receive a special gift.  Enjoy it.  You deserve it.  Mums have a great and enjoyable Sunday.  God bless you all.  

 

                          OLDER BROTHER – YOUNGER BROTHER!

 

Of all Jesus’s parables this is the most revolutionary.  So much so that some have the conclusion that Jesus got it wrong, that He went overboard, that we have to correct Him!  Isn’t that what’s wrong with the world today?  We have too many prodigals, too many people who are willing to claim their rights but too few who are willing to consider their responsibilities?  For a few moments let us imageine the older son saying the following:  “The way my father treated my younger brother was a slap in the face to me.  What hurt me most was that when my father saw my brother he ran to meet and hug him.  He is still reeking of pig manure.  If that wasn’t bad enough, he orders that he be dressed out in finery.  Then to cap it all, he gave a big feast in his honour.  I mean, it doesn’t make sense.  He was acting like someone who had lost his senses” How would you feel if you were in the older brother’s shoes?  Would you not feel it was unfair?  Would you not feel that you were hard done by?  Place yourself in the younger son’s shoes.

 

If you were in his place would you not be very happy at the way things turned out?  This is not to say that what he did was right.  It wasn’t.  It was wrong, totally selfish, and the height of ingratitude and irresponsibility.  But that said, he paid a big price for his sins.  As a Jew, feeding pigs was the lowerst of all jobs.  As an alien he was being hopelessly exploited by his employer but he had to work if he wanted to stay alive.  It wasn’t that he hadn’t known any other kind of life, he had.  He thought back to the fine life he had back home with Mum, Dad and family.  With tears, shame, remorse and guilt arising in him, he realised that he had done a terrible thing to his family, but especially his loving Dad.  At that point he made his decision to return home.  “I go back not as a son, but rather as a servant”, he said to himself.  Fearful and extremely anxious he made his way home.   He caught sight of his father coming towards him, and from the expression on his face he knew that he was right to have come back, that everything was going to be alright.  As far as the father was concerned there was no need of recriminations.  The only thing that mattered to him was that his son had come home alive.  The prodigal shows us the way to the Father’s house.  He tells us what we have to do.  “I will arise and go to my father’s house and I will say to him……...”  Millions have heard those words, and inspired by them have come in from the cold and found welcome and forgiveness from God.  It is not simply that we are ‘saved’ and that God remits the debt contracted by our sins, but that we are loved by the Father.  If we still find it easier to identify with the older son, then so be it.  However, we should remember this:  it is possible to keep all the commandments and still be far from God.  Which son do you identify with?  

 

NOTICES

 

MURHUR NS FUNDRAISER:  "Split The Bucket" fundraiser in local shops. Pop €2 into an envelope, write your name and number. Pop envelope into the bucket. One lucky winner will win half prize money. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT/BE ALERT: wish to thank the financial assistance from the Community Enhancement Programme and Department of Rural Community Development.

 

KNOCKANURE HEART SAVER GROUP:  Heart Saver training shortly.   Margaret Carmody 087/2976304. LITTLE DUCKLINGS PRESCHOOL: opening in September at Knockanure Community Centre.  Open day at the Centre on April 13th 12 – 2pm.  Contact Olive Mulvihill on 087/6818727.

 

HIGH VIS JACKETS:  available free of charge at Knockanure Community Centre.  Wed/Thurs/Fri.  

 

CROKE PARK BOUND: A safe, enjoyable and happy trip to all Parishioners travelling to the League Finals this Sunday.  Ciarraí Abú!! And many Parishioners are supporting Limerick in the Hurling – Limerick Abú!!

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  for details on all upcoming courses and events  23584.

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church  LISTOWEL NEWS

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   31st    7th April     

 

Sat.

 

30th                       Tadgh & Betty Hickey, Limerick  6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

31st                                        Margaret McEnery / Pat Joe O’Callaghan, Ennismore, Birthday Remembrance    9.00am

 

                Kitty & Danny Broderick, Gortcreen /

 

Henrietta Dillon, Behins                11.30am

 

   Mon 1st                                            Private Intention / Thomas & Jack O Connor & Mary Kelly, Shrone / Private Intention                 10.30am

 

Tues 2nd                              Ted Keane, Slievecahill, Birthday Remembrance                10.30am

 

Wed 3rd                                                                                               10.30am

 

Thurs  4th                                                            Mai Mahony, England    10.30am

 

  Fri. 5th                                  10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass /

 

Mary Foley, Coolnalaght, Bedford, Months Mind                 7.00pm

 

Sat.

 

 6th        Michael O Gorman, Clieveragh Rd.           10.30am

 

                Elizabeth Flaherty, Derry, Months Mind /

 

Anthony Curtin, Clounmacon /

 

Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Eileen Galvin &  John & Mary Brennan, Dirha West /

 

Neilus Galvin, Old Rd., Clieveragh /

 

Jason, Darren & Chloe O Connor, Tarbert /

 

John O Connor, Clieveragh Pk. / Kitty Neville, Bedford & Danny, John & Alfe Neville         Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

    

 

     Sun.

 

7th         Jim, Anne, Nora & Vourneen O Sullivan, Charles St. / Tom & Jenny Carey, Main St.           9.00am

 

                Edward Carey, Greenville, Months Mind /

 

Sheila Ryan & Synan Family, Skehenerin /

 

Lila Stack & Eileen Cotter nee Stack, Charles St. & Glenoe /

 

Ann Dwyer Sheehan, Ballygrennan          11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 31st March Fr. Padraig Kennelly  087-2931064  (emergencies only).

 

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

 

† Fr. Teddy Molyneaux, Woodford & South Africa

 

 † Christopher Walsh, Upper Dirha West.

 

† Jim Quinlan, Aviation Drive.

 

  

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Paul Kirby, Charles St. / Bebe Fitzsimons nee Flaherty, O’Connell’s Ave. & California, Billy Flaherty, London, Noreen Flaherty James, John Gilbert, London, Joe Fitzsimons California , Nora Flaherty nee Carron, Martin (Sonny) Flaherty, O’Connell’s Ave. / Reginald & Maureen Cole, Cornwall, England / Pat & Bridie O’Driscoll, Ballygologue Pk. & Tanavalla.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on Tuesday next 2nd . Should anybody who is not on the our list wish a visit from the priest for Holy Communion / Confession  contact Parish Office. We are only too delighted to facilitate.

 

PRESENTION PRIMARY CONVENT FIRST CONFESSION on Tuesday evening  2nd April -  Hospital Chapel at 6.15 p.m. (sharp).

 

PARISH CONFESSIONS THIS WEEK: Thursday & Saturday morning of this week after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.  

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday next (5th). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  a short presentation will take place on Friday morning  after the 10.30 a.m. Mass..

 

PARISH DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING & REFERSHERS COURSE starting in April for 2 nights 2 hours each night. If interested in training:  Cardiac First Response course or updating existing course . Please email listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie or ring 068-21188 with your name and contact details. This course is free. All names to be in by Thursday 4th April.

 

PARISH YOUTH GROUP will meet on Thursday 4th April at 6pm in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD  in the Parish Meeting Room  next  Saturday’s Vigil Mass.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019 Led by Bishop Ray Browne, 29th August to 3rd September. Flights ex Kerry Airport. 175th Ann. of the birth of S. Bernadette. Theme: “Blessed are the Poor”. Pilgrimage coordinator: Janice O Sullivan, 0647758219.

 

BISHOP RAY URGES US TO SUPPORT TRÓCAIRE DURING LENT: We bring your attention to Bishop Ray’s summary about his recent visit to Trócaire Projects last November which is on our Diocesan Website:  www.dioceseofkerry.ie . ‘Trócaire enables the parishes of Ireland in an organised way, to make some response to development needs worldwide.  The amount we give can be worth far more in the developing world. Trócaire Boxes: are available at the back of the church and return your offering during Holy Week. 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS Anyone could rob a Bank. A 3 act comedy by Thomas Coffey. 8pm. St. John’s Theatre, 28th March to 2nd April. For bookings contact St. John’s on 068-22566.

 

ALL ROADS LEAD TO DUAGH SPORTS & LEISURE COMPLEX on Thursday night next  4th April 2019 for The Irish Country Music Concert.  Doors open 7.30pm and concert starts @8.30pm.  Tickets €25 available from 087-2684540

 

KERRY BRANCH KIDNEY DONOR WEEK Thursday 4th April. Please give generously to this worthy cause.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWN’S GROUP 2019 ANNUAL CLEAN UP WEEK Yes it's that time of the year again! Please come along to any of the following meeting points at 7pm each evening and Do your bit for a tidier Listowel Monday April 8th Town Park car park  Tuesday April 9th Listowel Emmet’s Clubhouse Wednesday April 10th Convent Cross (near car park) Thursday April 11th  Car Park across from Cinema Friday April 12th Carroll's Yard Car Park (Clean up materials will be provided.) We are all responsible for helping to keep Listowel Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2019!

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ARE HOLDING THEIR AGM on Wednesday 10th April in the Parish Meeting Room at 8pm. All are  welcome to attend. We would love to have new members joining our committee. Many thanks to all who have supported our fundraising activities throughout the year.

 

NORA MULVIHILL HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING Wishes to thank everyone who helped an supported the Coffee morning on St. Patrick’s Day the amount raised was €605.00.

 

RAINBOWS OFFERS A 9 WEEK listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.  Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience. Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class. Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Start date:  1st May 2019

 

Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm Contact: Toni Clarke – 068-23584 Limited Spaces Available.

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

GARDENING COURSE Names are currently being taken for a gardening course to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre in April. where participants will learn how to grow their own vegetables  and receive Fetac Level 3 certification in the process. Places limited, contact Bridie on 068 23584.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

REFRESH, RENEW, REKINDLE YOUR MARRIAGE relationship on a  Marriage Enrichment Weekend from 12th – 14th April 2019 in Cork.      www.marriageencounter.ie    086-8334382.

 

ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th April at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

 

 

                         MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  www.dioceseofkerry.ie  

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.    Apologies my Vodaphone mobile has been away recently for repairs.  I have it back and hopefully better coverage.

 

40 DAYS - 40 WAYS TO DRAW CLOSER TO JESUS

 

Celebrations this third week of Lent that you may wish to attend.   Many thanks for your attendance to date.

 

                 

 

Monday 25th     Mass at 7.30pm in Moyvane Church.  After Mass the Church will remain open until   10pm with an opportunity for a confession, chat or blessing or just to spend time in reflective prayer.  It is worth noting that Jesus is giving us great encouragement to repent (to celebrate the Sacrament of Confession).  Maybe this Monday evening could be the opportunity to experience the beauty and joy of a good confession. 

 

 

 

Tuesday 26th                     Eucharistic Adoration 10am to 5pm in Knockanure Church.

 

 

 

Wednesday 27th                              Early morning Lenten Mass at 7.30am in Moyvane Church.                                                            Eucharistic Adoration 10am to 7pm in Moyvane Church.

 

 

 

Thursday 28 

 

                                Stations of the Cross at 7pm in Knockanure Church followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

Friday 29th                          Stations of the Cross at 7pm in Moyvane Church followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          23rd    7.30pm    Patrick Hughes, Lower Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                John & Kitty Scanlon and their son Tom 

 

                                                                                                                                & Jim Fitzgerald                 

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        24th  10.00am    Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                            11.00am Aggie, Seán, Nell & Anthony Aherne, Moher Cross (Anni

 

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Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 25th to Sunday 31st March

 

Mon      25th   7.30pm     Bill Walsh, Tarmons West, Tarbert (Rec Dec)

 

Wed 27th   7.30am           Early morning Lenten Mass

 

Fri           29th   7.00pm     Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

                                                                Joan Dell, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

Sat          30th   7.30pm     Noreen & John Scanlon, Inchamore (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the Scanlon & Flavin families

 

Sun        31st        11.00am               Danny & Nora Walsh, Moher (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st March

 

Thurs 28th   7.00pm         Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

                                                                Siobhán Costello Stack, Perth (Rec Dec)

 

Sun        31st        10.00am               Paudeen Moloney, Woodford, Listowel (Rec Dec) 

 

     (brother to Mary Buckley, Keylod)

 

 UNLESS YOU REPENT

 

In our Gospel this weekend we will hear the words of Jesus:  ‘Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish’.  To repent means to be converted and conversion is the starting point of every spiritual journey, and is a

 

prerequisite for entry into the Kingdom of Heaven.  It implies that we recognise the presence of sin in our lives and in our world.  Some of us may say we have no sins, at least no serious ones in our lives, but what about sins of omission?  What about the good we could do but which we don’t do.  Monday evening in our Parish gives us time to focus on receiving God’s mercy and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Confession.  All are welcome, just  come as you are. 

 

 

 

MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE!

 

Next weekend we will fuss and honour all Mums who join us for our Vigil and Sunday Masses.  After Masses we invite all Mums to put on the kettle and enjoy a cuppa in their homes as they begin family celebrations for Mother’s Day.

 

OUR HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

 

Will you walk with me in the footsteps of Jesus in the Holy land this October from 23rd for eight nights.  We will enjoy, celebrate and encounter all the special places in the Holy Land.  Call to Parish Office for full details.

 

OUR CHURCH CONCERT

 

Please keep Tuesday 21st May free.  Concert 8pm sharp.  Tickets available from next weekend.  Aonghus McAnally and friends will give a concert with a difference and one to remember.  Your joyful and enthusiastic support would be very much appreciated.  Many thanks. Ticket sellers urgently needed.  Call to Parish Office if you can help with selling tickets.  

 

GREENVALE HOTEL TRAGEDY

 

Our prayerful support to all in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone following the deaths of three gifted teenagers Lauren Bullock, Connor Currie and Morgan Barnard at a St. Patrick’s Day disco.  May they Rest In Peace. May their families and friends be blessed and loved by Jesus at this sad and vulnerable time. Lord bless and guide all parents of teenagers in keeping them safe especially in times of socializing and recreation. 

 

 

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS: Off €1,180.47. Diocesan Collection €658.62; Dues €280.  Many Thanks Collection last weekend at all Masses and at Bingo on Thursday night for Conquer Cancer organized by the ICA to date has raised €1,715.  We will be able to give you a final total next weekend.  Very many thanks for your very generous donations to this very worthy cause.   Thanks to all in the ICA for organizing both collections so efficiently. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Tom & Mary Fitzgerald & family, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna on the death of Tom’s brother Seán l/o Park Upper, Athea who died in Wolverhampton.  His funeral will take place in Wolverhampton on April 12th.  To Stephen Stack & family, Beenanaspig & Perth, Australia on the death on his young loving wife Siobhán.  Please keep Siobhan’s parents Manua & Sheila and Stephen’s parents Maurice & Betsy and extended family in your prayers at this sad and vulnerable time.  Mass for Siobhán in Knockanure Church on Thursday 28th at 7.30pm.  May Seán and Siobhán enjoy the delights of God’s Kingdom.  

 

KILLARNEY NIGHT FEVER: on Saturday 30th March in the Friary from 8-10pm. Candle lit, music led adoration with reflections. Confession available. All welcome. For info contact Caoimhe Lynch on 087/0669858. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Upcoming seminar ‘Do you know how much I love you’ led by Mary Glynn.  Every Wednesday beginning 1st May for five sessions. Contact 066/7134276 to register. 

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Fr. Kevin will be on first Friday calls in Duagh and Lyre on Thursday 28th March and on April 4th in Knockanure and April 5th Moyvane.  

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL:  The Community Centre Committee is holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Tralee Greyhound Track, on April 12th..  Tickets from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063 or committee members.  DUAGH SPORTS & LEISURE COMPLEX:  Irish Country Music Concert on Thursday 4th April.   Tickets available from Enright’s Bar, Moyvane. Free bus available if numbers require. 

 

CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE:   To Cerys Boston, Alexander, Illinois who is studying in the Eastern Illinois University and is on student teaching placement from March 11th to May 10th in Murhur N.S.  She is most welcome and we hope that her stay with us will be very memorable and enjoyable. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House: on Thursday 4th April at 9pm. All welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day:  on Monday 8th April.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  All welcome.  If attending please  phone the centre on 49799.  

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   24th    31st March    

 

Sat.

 

23rd                       Eileen Fitzgibbon, The Square & Woodlawn,1st Anniversary / Paddy Leahy, Feale Drive /

 

Denis O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Helen Nagle nee O Connor, Skehenerin /

 

Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Margaret & Denis McElligott & Dec. Family, Bedford /

 

Michael O Mahony & Dec Family, Woodford       6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

24th                                       Richard Stokes, Mullingar & Listowel &

 

Elizabeth Stokes, Dublin & Mullingar       9.00am

 

                Bridie Collins, Hawthorn Drive /

 

Michael Quille, Woodford            11.30am

 

   Mon 25th                                                         10.30am

 

Tues 26th                            James, Margaret & Martin Corridan, Bedford & Thomas & Margaret O Berine, Roscommon                 10.30am

 

Wed 27th                                                                           Catherine Moore nee Donoghue, John & Nora O Donoghue & Mary Hunt nee O’Donoghue, Ballygologue Park            10.30am

 

Thurs  28th                                                          Michael O Sullivan, Skehenerin, 1st Ann.               10.30am

 

  Fri. 29th              Mary (Mai) Slowey, Listowel & London   10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 30th      People of the Parish       10.30am

 

                Tadgh & Betty Hickey, Limerick  Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     

 

     Sun.

 

31st        Margaret McEnery / Pat Joe O’Callaghan, Ennismore, Birthday Remembrance    9.00am

 

                Kitty & Danny Broderick, Gortcreen /

 

Henrietta Dillon, Behins                11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 24th March Fr. Sean Hanafin,  087-8341083 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 † Hannah Kelly, Woodview, Cahirdown.

 

† Josephine Henry (nee Scully), Upper William Street.

 

† Jeremiah (Derry) Lynch, Feale Drive.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Molly Lynch, Killocrim / Máiréad O'Connor, Market St. / Noreen Stack, Listowel & Ballybunion / Patrick & Michael O Shaughnessy, William St. & Kentucky.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

LENTEN GATHERING: The Listowel -  North Kerry Pastoral Area are hosting a lovely gathering for LENT entitled:  ‘Finding God in time of trouble ‘ taking  place at St. John’s Theatre, The Square on this Monday night (March 25th ) at 8.00 p.m. The format of the gathering will be an interview by our own Mary Fagan of Horizons, Radio Kerry with Olive Foley,   (widow of Munster coach Anthony 'Axel' Foley)  & Fr. Donal O’Connor, Chaplain of I.T. Tralee. It will last about one hour and admission is free. All are welcome.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  a short presentation will take place on Friday morning  after the 10.30 a.m. Mass..

 

LISTOWEL LENTEN PARISH RETREAT: will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wed. 27th March from 7.30pm-10.30pm. Please contact John, 0861617528 or Matt on 068 21420.

 

LISTOWEL ADORATION GROUP Will meet on Thursday 28th March, after 10.30am. mass in the parish meeting room.

 

TRÓCAIRE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING 'DEFEND THE DEFENDERS':  Friday, 29 March 7.30 pm in CYMS Hall, Mill Road, Killorglin.  Come to hear how Trócaire is supporting vulnerable overseas communities against human rights abuses. Visit trocaire.org or call 087-7389892.

 

LENTEN TALK: NAOMH BRÉANAINN PASTORAL AREA  ‘Faith without justice is dead: the challenge of homelessness and poverty’ by Fr Peter McVerry, S.J. on Tuesday 26th March in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney at 8.00 p.m.  All welcome to this very special event. This forms part of the Diocese of Kerry Lenten Programme for 2019. 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE  Sunday 24th March in Listowel Arms Hotel 3-6pm. Music & dancing, refreshments served.

 

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE Will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March 5pm. to 8pm. each evening. 3 thousand units of blood are required every week.

 

LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS Anyone could rob a Bank. A 3 act comedy by Thomas Coffey. 8pm. St. John’s Theatre, 28th March to 2nd April. For bookings contact St. John’s on 068-22566.

 

WHO WANT S TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE? The Listowel Arms Hotel Saturday 30th March at 8pm. Tickets €20 each or group ticket for €50. Ticket hotline:068-21994 Hosted by Scoil Réalta Na Maidine.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes place at 8pm on March 28th in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Gain confidence, improve your speaking skills and have a laugh along the way. New members and guests always welcome.  

 

SAINT JOHN OF GOD KERRY SERVICES have a wonderful upcoming show called “Sister” taking place at 8pm in  Siamsa Tire, Tralee on Tues 26th  & Wed 27th March. This is to provide service users with a musical platform to showcase their acting, dancing and singing talents. All are welcome. Tickets, €15, on Sale from Siamsa Tire on 066 7123055 or at boxoffice@siamsatire.com “

 

REFRESH, RENEW, REKINDLE YOUR MARRIAGE relationship on a  Marriage Enrichment Weekend from 12th – 14th April 2019 in Cork.      www.marriageencounter.ie    086-8334382

 

ST. BENEDICT'S PRIORY, COBH, CO.CORK.  Day of Recollection guided by the spirituality of the Servant of God, Mother Marie Adele Garnier. Saturday 23rd March, 9.00 Mass and Adoration, 11.00 first talk, ends with tea at 3.30pm.  Lunch provided.  Contact Mother Prioress 0124811354.

 

 

 

LENTEN REFLECTION FROM POPE FRANCIS

 

Lent is a new beginning   The season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God ‘with all their hearts’ (Joel 2:12 ) .. to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord.

 

 Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us.

 

 

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday. Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  Office closed this Monday 18th March. 

 

40 DAYS - 40 WAYS TO DRAW CLOSER TO JESUS

 

Celebrations this second week of Lent that you may wish to attend.   Many thanks for your attendance to date.

 

 

 

Monday 18th (Holiday Monday)                Morning Mass at 11am in Moyvane Church. The intention for this Mass is

 

                                                                                asking a blessing on all parishioners young and old who are Emigrants living

 

                                 

 

                                                outside our parish in other counties and in other countries.  

 

Tuesday 19th                                     Eucharistic Adoration in Knockanure Church 10am to 5pm.

 

                                                                                Moyvane Church 7.30pm Mass, we gather to pray for the deceased Clergy

 

                                                                                of our Parish.  This is an ideal opportunity to give thanks to almighty God

 

                                 

 

                                                for their service and dedication.  May they Rest In Peace.

 

Wednesday 20th                                              Early morning Lenten Mass at 7.30am in Moyvane Church.

 

                                 

 

                                                Eucharistic Adoration 10am to 7pm in Moyvane Church.

 

Thursday 21st                                    Stations of the Cross in Knockanure Church at 7pm followed by Mass at

 

                                                                                7.30pm.  This Mass is offered for the brother of Anne O’Keeffe, Kilmorna 

 

                                 

 

                                                who died recently – Michael Foley, Templeglantine.

 

Friday 22nd                                         Stations of the Cross in Moyvane Church at 7pm followed by Mass for 

 

                                                                                Shane’s parents and his twin brother – Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan.

 

                                MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          16th        7.30pm                VIGIL FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

 

                                                                    (Shamrock will be blessed and distributed after Mass)

 

Catherine Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, Glin (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased of the Sheahan & Culhane families.

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        17th       10.00am               ST. PATRICK’S DAY

 

Kitty & Mossie Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Thanksgiving Mass for support to Stack family

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 18th to Sunday 24th March

 

Mon      18th   11.00am   Mass for all our Emigrants

 

Tues  19th             7.30pm               Deceased Clergy who served in the Parish

 

Wed 20th   7.30am           Early morning Lenten Mass

 

Fri           22nd   7.00pm    Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

                                                                Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan, The Hill (Anni)

 

Sat          23rd   7.30pm     Patrick Hughes, Lower Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                John & Kitty Scanlon & their son Tom & Jim Fitzgerald

 

Sun        24th  11.00am    Aggie, Seán, Nell & Anthony Aherne, Moher Cross (Anni

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th March

 

Thurs 21st    7.00pm        Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

                                                                Michael Foley, Templeglantine (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (brother of Anne O’Keeffe, Kilmorna)

 

Sun        24th  10.00am    Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

Wishing all parishioners and visitors a happy and grace-filled St. Patrick’s Day.  

 

A safe holiday time to all.

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

DIOCESAN SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses this weekend in aid of Emigrant Services.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Dan Joe Riordan, Moyvane South on the death of his loving wife Mai and to the   Meehan family, Moyvane South on the death of their loving dad Mickey.  To the Walsh family, Tarmons on the       death of their loving dad Bill.  May Mai, Mickey and Bill Rest In Peace.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  will take place 29th August to 3rd September. Total cost €785 for five nights.  Details from 064/7758219 or joskdp@eircom.net.  See posters at back of Churches.

 

CHURCH CONCERT – 21ST MAY

 

An Evening With Aonghus McAnally & Guests

 

We are delighted to welcome Aonghus McAnally and guests to Moyvane.  Aonghus will share the songs and stories that have been important in his life and career in entertainment. From his teenage years as lead guitarist in Celtic rock group Mushroom, to his television, radio and live performances as a singer, comedian, musician and broadcaster, we are in for an entertaining evening of favourites old and new which includes a nice tribute to the late Christy Hennessy.  All the songs in the show have personal stories attached to them from humorous to poignant; each delivered in his unique style. An entertaining evening not to be missed. More information next week.

 

                                                COME UNTO ME

 

A well-known sculptor had a deep desire to create the greatest statue of Jesus ever made.  He began in his studio by shaping a clay model of a triumphant regal figure.  The head was thrown back and the arms were raised in a gesture of majesty.  This was how he thought Christ would look like – strong and dominant.  “This will be my masterpiece”, he said on the day that the clay model was finished.  However, during the night, a heavy fog rolled in from the ocean and sea spray seeped through the open window.  The shape of the clay was changed by the moisture and when the artist came into his studio next morning, he was shocked at what he saw.  Drops of moisture had formed on the model which looked as if it was bleeding.  The head had drooped.  The expression on the face had been transformed from one of severity to one of compassion.  The arms had dropped into a posture of welcome.  It had become a wounded Christ-figure.  The artist stared at the figure, horrified.  He would have to begin again.  The, inspiration came over him and he began to see that this image of Christ was by far, the truer one.  So he carved those words in the base of the newly shaped figure:  ‘COME UNTO ME’.  Can you and I allow God to come into our lives and change them into the lives He planned for us?  Are we afraid of being transfigured by the love of Christ?  May our prayer this week of Lent be open and sincere in response to the love of Jesus as He invites each of us to ‘COME UNTO ME’

 

VOCATIONS?  ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2019

 

All those years ago St. Patrick brought the Christian faith to Ireland.  Have we all failed Patrick, with keeping things so low-key faith wise.  Parades and celebrations seem to be the order of the day in honouring St. Patrick.  Here in our Parish we have three Masses in honour of St. Patrick this weekend.  Shamrock will be blessed and distributed at all Masses.  Vigil Saturday 16th at 7.30pm in Moyvane and Sunday 17th 10am in Knockanure and 11am in Moyvane which is a special Mass of thanksgiving for all who contributed so generously to the Stack family fund in acquiring a specially designed mini-bus for our very special parishioner Daniel Stack. I invite you to pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life that the beautiful gift of faith that Patrick brought all those years ago may still be treasured and passed onto the next generation by priests and religious.

 

NOTICES

 

CHIROPODIST:  in the Marian Hall on Friday 22nd March at 10am.  To book contact Noreen on 49238.       ICA:  will sell daffodils after Mass this Sat 16th and Sun 17th March (Moyvane/Knockanure)  in support of the Cancer Society.  We will also sell teas/treats at the Bingo on Thursday night 21st March.  Please support!  LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  gardening course in April.  Fetac Level 3.  Contact Bridie 23584.

 

                               

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   17th    24th March    

 

Sat.

 

16th                       Paddy & Jane Barry & Dec. Family, Dirha Cottages / Elise Collins, Ballygologue Park /

 

Eileen & Brian McCaffery nee Buckley, William St. & Patrick Buckley / Ned & Joan Brick, Sheila Mocklor, Mary Kelly, Breda Sullivan & Francis Carton, Listowel & Athea /

 

Peggy Dore, O’Connell’s Ave & Lartigue Village & Gee Dore, Charles St. /

 

John Enright, Feale Dr. /

 

Bridget & Dan O Connor, Moyvane /

 

William, Bridget & Nora Brosnan, Behins /

 

Noreen O Connor, Bunagara /

 

Joe Hilliard, Cahirdown 6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Lá le Pádraig    

 

Sun.

 

17th                                       Joan Dell, Bolton’s Cross, Months Mind /

 

Dan & Deb Guiney, Sr. Mary Tarrant, Gortcreen 9.00am

 

                Patrick (Paudeen) Moloney, Woodford, Months Mind & Birthday Rem.                 11.30am

 

   Mon 18th                                         Robert Purcell, Knockamoohane, Bir. Rem.          10.30am

 

Tues 19th                                            10.30am

 

Wed 20th                                                                           Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs  21st                                                          Margaret O Connor, Listowel      10.30am

 

  Fri. 22nd             Monica Corridan nee Chute, Charles St & Convent  St.      10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 23rd     Joe Hannon, Charles St. /

 

Patrick & Nora Sheehy, Bedford /

 

Batt Maher, Drombeg, Birthday Rem.     10.30am

 

                Eileen Fitzgibbon, The Square & Woodlawn,1st Anniversary / Paddy Leahy, Feale Drive /

 

Denis O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Helen Nagle nee O Connor, Skehenerin /

 

Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Margaret & Denis McElligott & Dec. Family, Bedford /

 

Michael O Mahony & Dec Family, Woodford       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

    

 

     Sun.

 

24th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Bridie Collins, Hawthorn Drive /

 

Michael Quille, Woodford            11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 17th March Fr. Brendan Walsh, 087- (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 † Mai Riordan nee Grogan, Moyvane South late of Charles St.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: David Bunyan, Senior / Mairead Lyons, Derry / Paddy Halpin, Greenville / Teresa Barry nee O’Sullivan, Listowel / Helen Kennelly, Market St. /

 

Noreen O Connor, Bunagara / Mary Babe White, Athea.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR EMIGRANT SERVICES will be taken up at all masses this weekend. It will take place immediately after Holy Communion. Thank you.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  a short presentation will take place on Friday morning  after the 10.30 a.m. Mass..

 

LISTOWEL PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday 19th at 8pm.

 

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the church. Please collect your envelope which contains all the info on this year’s campaign. All your Lenten offering which help the poorest of the poor in the Third World can be returned to the church during Holy Week.

 

THE NORTH KERRY & LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA are hosting Finding God in time of trouble with Olive Foley, (widow of Munster coach Anthony 'Axel' Foley) was one of the guest speakers at the world meeting of Families last year & Fr. Donal O’Connor one of our own diocesan priests who is Chaplain, Inst. Of Technology, Tralee.  In St. John’s Theatre, The Square, Monday 25th March at 8pm. Adm free.

 

LISTOWEL LENTEN PARISH RETREAT: will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wed. 27th March from 7.30pm-10.30pm. Please contact John McElligott 0861617528.

 

LIXNAW CHURCH Padre Pio devotions, on Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm. The witness will be given by Mickey Harte of Tyrone Football Coach.

 

Please note some parishioner’s boxes for 2019 are still in the parish office.

 

PARISH OFFICE Is closed bank holiday Monday 18th normal office hour’s resumes on Tuesday 19th.

 

 

 

PRAYER TO ST. PATRICK

 

Saint Patrick, apostle of Ireland, watch over your people. Stranger and slave, protect our emigrants. Prayerful youth, inspire all the young. Famished and frightened, make us see the poor. Alone on the hillside, now teach us to pray. Reader of dreams, still walk among us. Bishop and priest, confirm what is noble and true.

 

Kindler of fire, fan our faith into flame. Baptiser of kings and of commons, steep us in gospel ways. Exile for God, be with all missionaries. Pilgrim to provinces, join our hands in friendship.

 

Climber of mountains, unveil the beauty of creation. Preacher of mercy, sow peace in our homes. Humblest of sinners, convince us of sin and of grace. Protector and patron, reveal Christ beside us. Father of faith, pray that Christ be within us forever.

 

 

 

ST. PATRICK, Principal Patron of Ireland, Pray for us.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING Sunday 17th March from 10am. – 2pm. at Nora Mulvihill’s House, 31 Church Street. Please come along & support

 

DAFFODIL DAY LISTOWEL takes place on March 22nd. Here in Listowel our local Branch of The Irish Cancer society will be out in force as usual looking for public support. We would be most grateful if any of you would have surplus Daffodils in your garden to donate them to us. We would also welcome Volunteers for a 1-2 hour stint Many Thanks Noreen 087/1946936.

 

CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTRE Social Dancing classes with Josephine O Connor. Begins on Thursday 21st March at 8.30pm. Dances old time, waltz, quick step, jive and lots more.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE  Sunday 24th March in Listowel Arms Hotel 3-6pm. Music & dancing, refreshments served

 

WHO WANT S TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE? The Listowel Arms Hotel Saturday 30th March at 8pm. Tickets €20 each or group ticket for €50. Ticket hotline:068-21994 Hosted by Scoil Réalta Na Maidine.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

Fr. Declan wishes all Parishioners

 

a Happy St. Patrick Day!

 

 

 

“SAINT JOHN OF GOD KERRY SERVICES have a wonderful upcoming show called “Sister” taking place at 8pm in  Siamsa Tire, Tralee on Tues 26th  & Wed 27th March. This is to provide service users with a musical platform to showcase their acting, dancing and singing talents. All are welcome. Tickets, €15, on Sale from Siamsa Tire on 066 7123055 or at boxoffice@siamsatire.com “

 

REFRESH, RENEW, REKINDLE YOUR MARRIAGE relationship on a  Marriage Enrichment Weekend from 12th – 14th April 2019 in Cork.      www.marriageencounter.ie    086-8334382- 087-2162436.

 

ST. BENEDICT'S PRIORY, COBH, CO.CORK.  Day of Recollection guided by the spirituality of the Servant of God, Mother Marie Adele Garnier. Saturday 23rd March, 9.00 Mass and Adoration, 11.00 first talk, ends with tea at 3.30pm.  Lunch provided.  Contact Mother Prioress 0124811354.

 

HELPING TO HEAL THE WOUNDED HEART:  A talk on Grief and Loss, hosted by Claire Forde, Bereavement Counsellor, will take place at The Rose Hotel, Tralee on Friday 29th March.  This is an opportunity to get to understand Grief and the Grief  journey.  What is it about? And why it is so important to process our Grief.  The talk will focus on areas of Grief including the 5 Stages, different types (including Pet Grief), coping mechanisms and it will also provide details of varioius support organisations that are available to us.  You are also invited to bring a photo of your deceased loved one/s (including pets) as the evening will conclude with a short memorial ceremony followed by a cuppa before going home. TIME: 07.30PM - 10.00PM. ADMISSION: €20.00 - €10.00 OAPs (payable at door on the night).

 

GARDENING COURSE Names are currently being taken for a gardening course to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre in April. where participants will learn how to grow their own vegetables  and receive Fetac iLevel 3 certification in the process. Places limited, contact Bridie on 068 23584

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

40 DAYS - 40 WAYS TO DRAW CLOSER TO JESUS

 

We began Lent so prayerfully and generously last Wednesday, we continue our faith journey in making this season holy and thus drawing closer to Jesus.  Thank you for your prayerful participation.  We can approach Jesus with great confidence that He understands us, because as this weekend’s readings remind us He shares our human weaknesses and temptations.  Yet He did not sin.  He remained faithful and true to His loving Father.  Jesus will help us in the tasks we have undertaken in these Lenten days.  If you haven’t taken on any task you still have loads of time.  Lenten options this week in our Parish are as follows;

 

 

 

Monday 11th      Mass 7.30pm in Moyvane.  Church will remain open after Mass until 10pm –  One may avail     

 

                                 of:  Confessions, a blessing, a chat or time in personal prayer.  Feel free to drop in 

 

                                 

 

                                                 anytime between 8 and 10pm.

 

Tuesday 12th     Eucharistic Adoration in Knockanure Church 10am to 5pm.  This is a golden opportunity

 

                                 

 

                to spend time in the Lord’s presence.  

 

Wednesday 13th

 

                Lenten early morning Mass 7.30am especially for workers and students in secondary school.  All welcome. Eucharistic Adoration in Moyvane Church 10am to 7pm.  This is a golden opportunity to spend time in the Lord’s presence.

 

Thursday 14th 

 

                Knockanure Church 7pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

Friday 15th          Moyvane Church 7pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

A reminder that Trócaire envelopes are available at the back of the Church to take home.  A blessed and grace filled week to one and all as we head celebrate the first week of Lent.  

 

                                                                MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March MOYVANE:   Sat  9th   7.30pm Jerry Brosnan, The Village (1st Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        10th       10.00am               Margaret Flynn, Knockanure (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Con & Bridie O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 11th to Sunday 17th March

 

Mon       11th    7.30pm   Margaret Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

Tues   12th   10.00am      Special Intention – sick (operation)

 

Wed  13th   7.30am          Lenten Mass – Kathleen Kennedy, Asdee (Anni)

 

Fri            15th    7.00pm   Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

                                                                Parishioners

 

Sat           16th    7.30pm   VIGIL FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

 

                 (Shamrock will be blessed and distributed after Mass)

 

                 Catherine Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, Glin (Anni)

 

                 & deceased of Sheahan & Culhane families

 

Sun         17th   11.00am ST. PATIRCK’S DAY 

 

                                                                Deceased Clergy who served in this Parish

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th March

 

Thurs  14th   7.00pm        Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm

 

Sun         17th   10.00am ST. PATRICK’S DAY

 

                                                                Kitty & Mossie Flaherty, Gleanlappa (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

  DIOCESAN SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 16th / 17th in aid of Emigrant Services DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ 2019:  From June 23rd to June 30th.  Departure is from Dublin airport.   The cost is €500.  Contact Tomás Kenny on 086/3683778 tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.                                                                 LENTEN BLESSING

 

Can you pray this prayer during these special days of Lent.  It goes as follows:

 

Bless each one of us, Lord, with joy,

 

Yes the joy of spending more time in your presence during this holy season.

 

Bless my home and family, Lord. Be close to the sick and anxious.

 

Bless our Parish, Lord, as we see the purpose of fasting and almsgiving as small sacrifices for us that can make a big difference in the lives of others. Bless us Lord in making this season holy.

 

                                                               HOLY TEMPETATION

 

The Saints see things differently than we do; for example, we don’t tend to rejoice when we are undergoing a trial, temptation or an especially testing time.  On the other hand St. James said:  “Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance” Temptations, trials and suffering are sent to make us stronger and very much part of becoming holy.  The scriptures tell us that temptation is part and parcel of being human.  But St. Paul tells us “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man”.  God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength.  God does not tempt, it’s the devil who tempts.  Just as Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into His time of testing in the desert so too can we expect to be led by the Holy Spirit to be tempted and tested.  Please don’t be afraid or anxious.  God give us strength and grace to resist and stand firm in faith especially during these grace-filled days of Lent. 

 

CHURCH CONCERT 21ST MAY 2019

 

   Just before starting the silage and the hay, we will have a Church Concert in Moyvane on Tuesday 21st May.      It is a concert with a difference!  Keep the date free and full details in next weeks Newsletter. 

 

                                                       NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE PARENTS ASSOCATION: would like to thank everyone for attending the relaxed kids information evening. A special thanks to Eirgrid for the sponsorship. 

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL:  Work to upgrade and resurface the Community Centre car park is due to commence this summer. While some of the cost of this project has been secured from the Rural Development LEADER Programme, we need your help to meet the shortfall. The Community Centre Committee is holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Tralee Greyhound Track, on April 12th. Please support ticket sellers over the coming days.

 

MURHUR N.S: clothing collection on Thursday April 11th. Items accepted include clothes, shoes, handbags,   belts, bed linen. Not accepting duvets or pillows. Drop bags of items to school during school open hours.  ICA: Following tradition the ICA will sell daffodils after mass on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March (Moyvane/Knockanure) in support of the Cancer Society.  We will also sell teas/treats at the Bingo on Thursday night 21st March. Your continued generosity and support is always appreciated!

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOC:  AGM in The Marian Hall on Monday March 11th at 9pm.  New members  welcome. It is an ideal opportunity to witness first hand all that the Development Association do to enhance our area.  Please give it your support by your attendance.  

 

DUAGH SPORTS & LEISURE COMPLEX: Thursday 04th April 2019 for The Irish Country Music Concert presented by Mike Gardner of Country Corner - Clare FM.  See posters for star line-up. Doors open 7.30pm and Concert starts @8.30pm. Tickets €25 from 087-2684540. Spot prizes, bar facilities, tea/coffee.

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   10th    17th March    

 

Sat.

 

9th                         Martin Fitzmaurice, John B Keane Grove /

 

Dick & Mary Pierse, Market St./

 

 Willie Walsh, Dirha West              6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

10th                                       Noel Woods, London / Paddy & Mona O Connell, Ballygologue Rd & Nora Dwyer, Ballygologue Rd. & Shrone / Deceased Members of the Morris & O Neill Families              9.00am

 

                Michael & Bridget O Carroll, Clieveragh /

 

James & Josephine Allen, Killocrim /

 

Paddy & Eileen McElligott & John & Noreen McElligott, Coolaclarig /

 

Peter & Annie Heaphy, O’Connell’s Ave.               11.30am

 

   Mon 11th                                         Pat & Kitt Dowling, Bridge Rd.     10.30am

 

Tues 12th                            Colette Mahoney, London, Birthday Rem.            10.30am

 

Wed 13th                                                                           Mary & Michael Halpin, Ballygologue Pk &

 

Ian McCarthy, Derrindaffe, Duagh            10.30am

 

Thurs  14th                                                          John, Mary & Tim Dillon, Knockanassig   10.30am

 

  Fri. 15th                                10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 16th     People of the Parish       10.30am

 

                Paddy & Jane Barry & Dec. Family, Dirha Cottages / Elise Collins, Ballygologue Park /

 

Eileen & Brian McCaffery nee Buckley, William St. & Patrick Buckley / Ned & Joan Brick, Sheila Mocklor, Mary Kelly, Breda Sullivan & Francis Carton, Listowel & Athea /

 

Peggy Dore, O’Connell’s Ave & Lartigue Village & Gee Dore, Charles St. /

 

John Enright, Feale Dr. /

 

Bridget & Dan O Connor, Moyvane /

 

William, Bridget & Nora Brosnan, Behins /

 

Noreen O Connor, Bunagara       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Lá le Pádraig    

 

     Sun.

 

17th       Joan Dell, Bolton’s Cross, Months Mind /

 

Dan & Deb Guiney, Sr. Mary Tarrant, Gortcreen

 

                9.00am

 

                Patrick (Paudeen) Moloney, Woodford, Months Mind & Birthday Rem.

 

                11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 † Johanna Watkins, Cahirdown.

 

† Edward Carey, Islandganniv.

 

† Mary Foley, Coolnalaght.

 

† Elizabeth Flaherty, Derry.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John L. O’Sullivan, Ennismore / Dan Joe Leahy, Shrone / Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR EMIGRANT SERVICES will be taken up at all masses throughout the Diocese next weekend. For the past 60 years the Irish Church has had a Council for Emigrants. It is estimated that over 30,000 Irish nationals emigrated last year. Services are provided in cities In England and the U.S. and elsewhere. Where our emigrants are in need these services seek to help. For example in recent years the services have sought to assist elderly Irish in need, and also, to provide outreach to Irish people in prison (estimated number 1,200), especially in Britain. Our diocesan collection provides much needed funds for these services. Be generous, - it is our own people that are in need.

 

It will take place immediately after Holy Communion. Thank you.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  a short presentation will take place on Friday morning  after the 10.30 a.m. Mass..

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: is Sunday next - our National Feast Day. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are. Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at 6.15 p.m. and on Sunday at 9.00 a.m. & 11.00am. There will be a flavour of Gaeilge and our Irish culture at all our masses with the Parish Folk Group and the Parish Choir. Thanks to our local Coiste Glór na nGael and our Liturgy Group for their help with the liturgy of the masses.

 

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the church. Please collect your envelope which contains all the info on this year’s campaign. All your Lenten offering which help the poorest of the poor in the Third World can be returned to the church during Holy Week.

 

DIOCESE OF KERRY LENTEN PROGRAMME 2019 are at the back of the Church. The North Kerry & Listowel Pastoral Area are hosting Finding God in time of trouble with Olive Foley, (widow of Munster coach Anthony 'Axel' Foley) was one of speakers at the world meeting of Families last year & Fr. Donal O’Connor one of our own diocesan priests who is Chaplain, Inst. Of Technology, Tralee.  Monday 25th March at 8pm. Adm free. the guest

 

LISTOWEL LENTEN PARISH RETREAT: will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wed. 27th March from 7.30pm-10.30pm. Please contact John McElligott 0861617528.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

DAFFODIL DAY LISTOWEL takes place on March 22nd. Here in Listowel our local Branch of The Irish Cancer society will be out in force as usual looking for public support. We would be most grateful if any of you would have surplus Daffodils in your garden to donate them to us. We would also welcome Volunteers for a 1-2 hour stint Many Thanks Noreen 087/1946936.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE On Sunday 24th March in Listowel Arms Hotel 3-6pm. Music & dancing, refreshments served. All welcome.

 

 WHO WANT S TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE? The Listowel Arms Hotel Saturday 30th March at 8pm. Tickets €20 each or group ticket for €50. Ticket hotline:068-21994 Hosted by Scoil Réalta Na Maidine.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

MARY TERESA BUCKLEY Wishes to thank everyone who donated to Lollipop Day last Friday at super valu, Listowel. Amount raised was €445.80.

 

HOSTING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT Have you ever thought about hosting an international student for a short or long period of time?  I can give you all the information and support you need to help you decide. Contact Denise Lynch on 0877431373.

 

TOASTMASTERS: It will be a St Patrick's Day them when Listowel Toastmasters have their next meeting on Thursday March 14th at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Plenty of conversation and laughs guaranteed. All welcome!

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE A speech and language talk aimed at parents of children aged 18 months. The programme will cover a variety of areas including; basic language strategies; stimulation ideas; how to cope with children struggling with language difficulties and how to learn preventative measures A speech and language therapist will also be in attendance on the day to answer any questions that parents in attendance may have.  The talk takes place on Monday. March 11 at 10.30am. Further details available from Toni Clarke on (068 23584).

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

HEALING WEEKEND: A Weekend of Praise Worship and Healing in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork  on Saturday and Sunday March 9th and 10th 2019. Holy Mass and Confessions on both days. Speakers include Maria Vadia Florida, Fr. John Keane Macroom, Fr. Tony Emeka Nigeria, Canon Michael Fitzgerald Mitchelstown. Mir Music Ministry. Commencing 9.am both days. Admission is free. Enquires to 087 2405568.

 

AWARENESS – A PATH WITH A HEART ...a workshop with Dr. Francis Valloor Saturday 23 March 2019 Venue: KDYS, Fairhill, Killarney Registration from 9.30am to start at 10am sharp

 

Cost €25 or €20 for concession (OAP or unwaged). Bring own lunch or eat locally, tea/coffee supplied.Pre Booking essential c/o Ann Fagan 064 6632381 (Killarney) or Sylvia Thompson 085 863 2623 (Tralee) or sylviajms11@gmail.com Organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups (John Main Tradition).

 

DUAGH SPORTS & LEISURE COMPLEX All roads lead to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thursday 04th April 2019 for The Irish Country Music Concert presented by Mike Gardner of Country Corner - Clare FM.A fantastic line up comprises The Ryan Turner Band, Louise Morrissey, Gerry Guthrie, Cathy Durkin, John Hogan, Michael Collins. Following on from the great success of last years "Showbands concert" this promises to be an event not to be missed. Doors open 7.30pm and Concert starts @8.30pm. Tickets €25 available from 087-2684540 or any committee member. Lots of Spot prizes, Full Bar Facilities as well as Tea/Coffee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY  PRAYER

 

 

 

Bless me heavenly Father,

 

forgive my erring ways.

 

Grant me the strength to serve Thee,

 

put purpose in my days.

 

Give me understanding,

 

enough to make me kind.

 

So I may judge all people,

 

with my heart and not my mind.

 

 

 

Teach me to be patient,

 

in everything I do.

 

Content to trust your wisdom,

 

and to follow after You.

 

Help me when I falter,

 

and hear me when I pray.

 

And receive me in Thy kingdom,

 

to dwell with Thee someday.

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March MOYVANE:                          Sat           2nd    7.30pm    Eamon Pelican, Moyvane North (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun         3rd   10.00am    Bridie Flavin, Trien (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen (Months Mind)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 4th to Sunday 10th March

 

Mon       4th         7.30pm                Catherine O’Connor, Glin (Anni)

 

Tues   5th     10.00am       Special Intention

 

Wed  6th               7.30am                ASH WEDNESDAY – Day of fast & abstinence

 

                                 7.30pm                Parishioners

 

Thurs   7th            7.30pm                Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni) & deceased of the 

 

                                                                Wallace & Staunton families

 

Fri            8th         7.30pm                Ann Flahavan, Moyvane North (Anni)

 

Sat           9th         7.30pm                Jerry Brosnan, The Village (1st Anni)

 

Sun        10th       11.00am               Con & Bridie O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th March

 

Tues  5th               7.30pm                Deceased of the Cronin family, Knockanure Village

 

Wed   6th  10.00am          ASH WEDNESDAY – Day of fast & abstinence

 

Sun        10th       10.00am               Margaret Flynn, Knockanure (Anni)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

SINS AND FORGIVENESS

 

In the time when Monks lived in the Egyptian desert, one day a certain Monk committed what was considered to be a serious sin.  The elders assembled to pass judgement on him and quickly sent word for the Abbot to meet them.  They sent him the following message.  “Come, the community is waiting for you”.  So the Abbot arose and started off on his journey to meet them.  He took with him an old basket which was full of holes.  Filling it with fine sand, he carried it behind him.  Naturally, as he went along he left a trail of sand in his wake.  The elders came out to meet him and asked him what he meant by this and he replied……”My sins are running out behind me, everywhere I go I leave a trail of faults behind me only most of the time I don’t see them myself and today you want me to sit in judgement of my brother”.  On hearing this the elders were ashamed.  They abandoned the trial and pardoned their brother.  Lent is a fabulous time for confession and receiving God’s pardon and forgiveness.  Come as you are to this sacrament and God will do the rest.  

 

                                               NOTICES

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOC: AGM  in the Marian Hall on Mon night March 11th at 9pm. All welcome. 

 

SMOKE ALARMS:  available from Knockanure Community Centre free of charge. 

 

PARENTS ASSOCIATION SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST:  Relaxed kids information evening for parents/carers. 

 

Tuesday 5th of March at 8pm in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure.  Organised by the Parents Association. LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  A speech and language talk aimed at parents of children aged 18 months and above will take place on Monday March 11 at 10.30am. Contact Toni Clarke   23584.

 

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry.  Easter is quickly

 

 approaching and now is the time to tackle indoor and outdoor improvements and repairs. Info  23429.

 

 

 

              CHRIST OUR MODEL AND INSPIRATION FOR LENT

 

Lent begins this coming Wednesday – Ash Wednesday.  It is a time when we are all invited to start afresh on our faith journey and to become aware of how much God really loves us.  Traditionally we do this through prayer, fasting and alms giving.  This year in our Parish, our Lenten programme is as follows and it gives you the opportunity to pick and choose any of the events below to journey with in making Lent special.  At the start of the Holy Season of Lent the Church puts before us the temptations of Christ in the desert.  This is where our Lenten exercise begins.  Having heard the voice of the Father calling Him to bring good news of salvation,

 

Christ was led by the Spirit into the desert.  He needed to reflect on the nature of this mission and prepare Himself to carry it out.  All of us are not isolated individuals who hope to save ourselves alone, we are members of God’s family.  Like Christ let us use our Lenten days to strengthen our own faith.

 

 

 

March 6th           Ash Wednesday Masses               Moyvane              7.30am                (worker & student Mass)

 

                                                                                Knockanure  10.00am      

 

 

 

                                                                                Moyvane              7.30pm

 

Mondays:

 

                 Moyvane Church will remain open after evening Mass until 10pm.  One may wish to    come for quiet prayer or I will be there for confession, chat or a blessing etc.  

 

Tuesdays:

 

                Eucharistic Adoration  in Knockanure        10am – 5pm

 

Wednesdays:     Early morning Lenten Mass at 7.30am in Moyvane (with workers & students in mind)  

 

 

 

                  All welcome. 

 

 

 

                 Eucharistic Adoration - Moyvane                                10am – 7pm

 

  Thursdays & Fridays:         Starting Thursday 14th - Stations of the Cross at 7pm followed by Mass.

 

                 (Please see newsletter as to which Church Mass is on)

 

 

 

   Monday 8th April:          Parish Assembly with guest speaker (details & venue nearer the time)

 

 

 

I invite you to consider joining us for some of the above celebrations.  My prayer is that the Lord will support us with whatever undertakings we take on during Lent and in turn that we can support and help one another.

 

May the word of God guide us and His Holy Spirit strengthen and inspire us.  A grace filled Lent to all.

 

REFLECTING ON OUR LIVES

 

The American writer, Thoreau, lived by himself for two years in the woods of New England.  He tells us why he did so:  “I went into the woods to confront the essential facts of life, lest when I come to die I should discover that I have not lived”.  Without some reflection, we cannot hope to live worthwhile lives even on a human level much less on a Christian level.  The age in which we live, full as it is of noise and haste, does not make it easy.  However, Lent provide us with a great opportunity as Christ offers us a wonderful incentive: Deliverance from the slavery of sin so that we might enjoy the freedom of the children of God.  He offers us a share, not only in His victor over sin but also in His Easter victory over death.  We cannot hope to share in His victory unless we fight His battle.  To fight His battle we have to face ‘the desert’, we have to fast and pray.  We have to die to our old selves, this is a great season of grace.  It calls all of us to conversion to turn our minds and hearts to God. Let us have the courage to look at our actual condition no matter how impoverished it may be.  How many of us are happy with our present condition?  I feel if we can approach the above Lenten programme with openness and a willingness to take part that we will have God’s grace and blessings in abundance to give us a better quality of life.  The sacrament of confession is a beautiful sacrament and I encourage you to witness how beautiful and life giving it can be for you.  Come as you are any Monday evening.  Also be aware that our Pastoral Area confessions will be celebrated in Listowel Parish Church on Monday April 15th at 8pm. CELEBRATING LENT:The diocese has created two resources to guide people through Lent: Journeying through Lent and Opening our Hearts.   Pick them up at Mass or find them on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   2nd    10th March    

 

Sat.

 

2nd                        Bernie & Hannah Mai O’Connor, Lartigue Village, 1st Anniversaries /

 

Teresa O Connor, Greenville, 1st Ann. /

 

Catherine Guerin, 1st Ann. & Patrick Guerin, Ballahadigue /

 

Michael & Mary O Connor, Patrick St. /

 

Nora Carmody, Skehenerin /

 

Kathleen Whelan, Finuge /

 

Christopher Myles Porter, Fourhane &

 

Timothy O Flaherty, Newcastlewest & Athea / Michael & Julia Keane, Moyvane , Dan Allen, St. Brendan’s Tec., Maureen Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave. & Kitty Normoyle, Athea /

 

Bill Dennehy, O ‘Connell’s Ave.  6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

3rd                                         Dr. Louis O Carroll, Clieveragh & Cahirdown, Birthday Remembrance       9.00am

 

                Maud Carmody, Meen, 1st Anniversary /

 

Den Joe Hannon, Clieveragh /

 

John Martin Ashe, Church Street              11.30am

 

   Mon 4th                                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 5th                               Exam mass Intention      10.30am

 

Ash

 

Wed 6th                                                                                               10.30am

 

                People of the Parish       1.10pm

 

                                7.00pm

 

Thurs  7th                                                            Mass of thanksgiving      10.30am

 

  Fri. 8th                Tony Hartnett, Killocrim   10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 9th        Rena McAuliffe, Courthouse Rd, Birthday Rem / Gene & Nora Moriarty, Charles St.         10.30am

 

                Martin Fitzmaurice, John B Keane Grove /

 

Dick & Mary Pierse, Market St.  Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

10th       Noel Woods, London / Paddy & Mona O Connell, Ballygologue Rd & Nora Dwyer, Ballygologue Rd. & Shrone / Deceased Members of the Morris & O Neill Families       9.00am

 

                Michael & Bridget O Carroll, Clieveragh /

 

James & Josephine Allen, Killocrim           11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 3rd March Fr. Denis O Mahony, 087-6807197 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATH: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths: † Bill Flaherty, died in London, late of O’Connell’s Ave.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Patrick O Connor, Ballyouneen, Lisselton 1st Anniversary / Mary Wixted, Limerick & Listowel / Tony McAuliffe, Charles St. / Con, Elizabeth, Sr. Pious & John Paul O Farrell, Market St. / Martin & Dorothy Jordan, Luceys of Charles St.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD We welcome our children who are joining us in the Parish Meeting Room for at this Saturday’s Vigil Mass.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY: Wednesday next – March 6th is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  It is a day of fast and abstinence. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at three Masses - 10.30am morning Mass & 1.10pm. Lunch time & at 7.00pm evening Mass.

 

CELEBRATING LENT As we begin Lent on Wednesday next – the  Diocese has created two resources to guide people through  Lent: 1. Journeying through Lent is a prayer booklet inviting people to pray daily, asking God for a particular gift this Lent e.g. becoming people of compassion, and 2. Opening our Hearts offers families a way to gather each week using one of two proposed prayer activities. Pick them up at Mass at back of the church  or find them on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

SR. MARGARET SAYS ‘THANKS’ TO LISTOWEL PARISHIONERS Sr. Margaret Gallagher of The Missionaries of the Holy Rosary. Wishes to convey her sincere thanks to our parishioners for their warm welcome and generous response to her Mission Appeal last weekend. . The total amount collected came to in Listowel €2,970.20. This was really a generous response.

 

PARISH LITURGY GROUP will meet on Thursday 7th March at 7pm. All members are asked to attend.

 

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES SERVICE OF COMMITMENT: for all our Confirmation candidates of our Parish, their parents, teachers and sponsors taking place on Thursday night next (March 7th) at 8.00 p.m. in the Church. Sr. Aileen Murphy, of St. John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney will be the guest speaker.

 

MARCH PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION 2019: will take place at the Vigil Mass next Saturday night 9th.  There will be a meeting of the organising parents group with Fr. Declan in the Presbytery on Tuesday evening at 6.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 7.45pm. for an hour  in the Parish Meeting Room. New members welcome.

 

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the church. Please collect your envelope which contains all the info on this year’s campaign. All your Lenten offering which help the poorest of the poor in the Third World can be returned to the church during Holy Week.

 

DIOCESE OF KERRY LENTEN PROGRAMME 2019 are at the back of the Church. The North Kerry & Listowel Pastoral Area are hosting Finding God in time of trouble with Olive Foley, (widow of Munster coach Anthony 'Axel' Foley) was one of the guest speakers at the world meeting of Families last year & Fr. Donal O’Connor one of our own diocesan priests who is Chaplain, Inst. Of Technology, Tralee.  Monday 25th March at 8pm. Adm free.

 

LISTOWEL LENTEN PARISH RETREAT: will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wed. 27th March from 7.30pm-10.30pm. Please contact John McElligott 0861617528.

 

 

 

PARISH BOXES 2019: Many thanks to all who picked up their parish boxes last weekend at all Masses and also to all who called into the Parish Office the last two weeks.  There are still a few more waiting to be collected. So we ask you to call into the parish office to pick your box up.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS GROUP Wishes to thank the people of Listowel who gave so generously to their Church gate collection last weekend amount raised was €1,800.

 

 

 

RAINBOWS OFFERS a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation. Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience. Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class. Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Start date: 20th March 2019 Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm Contact: Toni Clarke – 068-23584 Limited Spaces Available.

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday. Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.        Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February MOYVANE:   Sat 23rd   7.30pm James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Sutton (Anni) KNOCKANURE:  Sun 24th  10.00am Parishioners MOYVANE:      11.00am Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim (Anni) & her husband Henry Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 25th Feb to Sunday 3rd March Mon 25th   7.30pm Richie Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Anni) Tues 26th   7.30pm Emmett Leahy, Carrueragh (Anni) Wed 27th   7.30pm Marie O’Callaghan, Glin Road (Anni) & deceased of the     O’Callaghan family Thurs 28th   8.15pm Special Intention – Michael Beazley (note time) Fri  1st  7.30pm Richard & Dick Sheehan, Post Office (Anni) Sat  2nd   7.30pm Eamon Pelican, Moyvane North (Anni) Sun  3rd  11.00am Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, Athea (Months Mind) Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 28th Feb to Sunday 3rd March Thurs 28th     7.30pm Michael Flynn, Knockanure (Anni) Sun  3rd   10.00am Bridie Flavin, Trien (Anni) 

 

 

 

      PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Yours truly  089/4044816. Emergencies only. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Paddy Mulvihill, Moher & Mary Mulvihill, Aughrim on the death of their sister Joan Dell, Listowel whose funeral took place last Monday.  The death has occurred of Mary Hirth (née O’Sullivan) Surrey, England.  Mary was daughter of the late Jim Joe O’Sullivan, The Village.   May Joan and Mary Rest In Peace. PARISH RETREAT:  An evening of prayer and reconciliation for our Parish will take place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday 13th March commencing at 7.30pm.  Anyone interested in going please contact any one of the following to book your place on the bus.  Nodie 49352, Julia 49401 or Bridie 49103. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  0667134276 Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Parish Day Retreat: Sunday 3rd  March, 10.00am-5.00pm: Glin, Sneem, Tarbert, Glenbeigh & Killorglin (also open to any individuals from any other parish who wish to attend).  Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th – Thursday 13th June - Book now

 

 

 

NOTICE AND OBSERVE OTHERS Once a wise old teacher was speaking to a group of young and eager students.  He gave them the assignment to go out by the side of some lonely road and find a small unnoticed flower.  He asked them to study the flower for a long time.  “Get a magnifying glass and study the delicate veins in the leaves and notice the nuances and shades of colour.  Turn the leaf slowly and observe its symmetry and remember – this flower might have gone unnoticed and unappreciated if you had not found and admired it.” When the class returned after carrying out the assignment, the wise old teacher observed.  “People are just like that unnoticed flower, too.  Each person is different, carefully crafted, uniquely endowed.  But you have to spend time with a person to know this.  So many people go unnoticed and unappreciated because no one has ever taken time with them and admired their uniqueness.”  With Lent starting on Wednesday 6th March (Ash Wednesday) maybe we all could put in an extra effort in noticing and appreciating each other.  Details of Lenten programme and Masses will be in the next weeks Newsletter.  May our 40 Days of Lent be well spent in refreshing our faith.

 

 

 

   FIRST FRIDAY CALLS Please God my First Friday calls are as follows:  I will be calling to the housebound in Duagh and Lyreacrompane on Thursday 28th February.  On Thursday 7th March, I will be doing the Knockanure calls, while on Friday 8th March I will be on the Moyvane calls. I would ask Home Helps to please inform those in Knockanure and Moyvane of these times.   A CHINEESE PROVERB He who knows and knows not that he knows; he is asleep, wake him.   He who knows not and knows not that he knows not; he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not; he a child teach him. He who know and knows that he knows; he is a leader, follow him. Leaders are getting fewer and fewer in today’s modern society.                                                    LENT, HOLY WEEK & EASTER With Lent starting on March 6th (Ash Wednesday) the following dates are important to keep in mind in making Lent and Holy Week a special time of preparation for Easter.  

 

6th March  Ash Wednesday  A day of fast and abstinence 10th March 1st Sunday in Lent  17th March St. Patrick’s Day  Our patron Saint 24th March  3rd Sunday of Lent 31st March 4th Sunday of Lent  Mother’s Day   (Summer time begins – clocks forward) 7th April 5th Sunday of Lent 14th April Start of Holy Week  Palm Sunday 18th April Holy Thursday 19th April Good Friday   Day of fast and abstinence 20th April Easter Vigil & Easter Fire 21st April Easter Sunday  Resurrection Day

 

NOTICES CARE OF THE AGED: AGM in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 26th February at 7.30pm.  New members welcome. THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF MURHUR NS: would like to thank all the Parents, Staff and Children of Murhur NS for their ongoing help, support, time & also for the generous food donations for the recently held Grandparents Day & Murhur NS Open Day. A special thank you to Fr. Kevin McNamara for the welcoming sermon on the day. Many thanks.  UNDERSTANDING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: On March 21st from 9.30am to 4.30pm a workshop on understanding youth mental health will take place in the Listowel Family Resource Centre.  Participants will be given a deeper understanding of the factors that influence youth mental health.  The programme is designed and run by Jigsaw.  Full info on the above course and all courses in the Centre from 23584. RAINBOWS:  offers a nine-week group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation starting on 20th March.  Suitable for children from 1st to 6th class.  Contact Toni Clarke on 23584.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House:  on Thursday 7th March at 9pm.  Come alone and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.   Ann 086/3090948. Active Retirement Day:  on Monday 11th March.  Music by Stevie Donegan. €10. If interested  49799.

 

 

 

HE LOST HIS HISS……… A snake in the village had bitten so many people that few dared to go into the fields.  But there lived a kind and holy man in the village who decided that he, with the help of God, would have a go at taming the snake.  He persuaded it to practise the discipline of non-violence.  It did not take long for the villagers to discover that the snake had become harmless.  They took to hurling stones at it and dragging it about by its tail.  The badly battered snake crawled into the house one evening in tears.  The holy man said, “Look snake, you’ve stopped frightening people – that’s bad”.  But, protested the snake it was you who thought me to practise the discipline of non-violence.  The holy man shook his head and said, “I told you friend to stop hurting, not hissing”.  We all need to stop hurting but in the process, we need to hold onto our God given individuality.

 

The poor old snake lost everything.  Non –violence does not mean you let people walk all over you.

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   24th    3rd March    

 

Sat.

 

23rd                       Maud Enright, Dirha East, Months Mind /

 

Paul Doyle, Tanavalla, 1st Anniversary /

 

Ian McCarthy, Derrindaffe, Duagh /

 

Patrick & Ellen Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

Paddy Roche, Ballybunion Rd. & Johnny Holly, O’Connell’s Ave. / Lil Horgan, Charles St. / Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Dr. & Charles St. / Kathleen Heffernan, Clieveragh/

 

John Behan, Bunaghara / Special Intention          6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

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

 

Hannah & Joseph Walsh, Church St.        9.00am

 

                Tom Hannon, Willowbrook, 1st Anniversary        11.30am

 

   Mon 25th                                         Kay Harnett, Church St. Recently Dec.    10.30am

 

Tues 26th                            Heather Turner, England              10.30am

 

Wed 27th                                                                            Ted Keane, Slievecahill  10.30am

 

Thurs 28th                                                           Thanksgiving Mass          10.30am

 

  Fri. 1st                 People of the Parish         10.30am

 

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

 

Sat.

 

 2nd       Michael Barrett, Golf View, 1st Ann.       10.30am

 

                Bernie & Hannah Mai O’Connor, Lartigue Village, 1st Anniversaries /

 

Teresa O Connor, Greenville, 1st Ann. /

 

Catherine Guerin, 1st Ann. & Patrick Guerin, Ballahadigue /

 

Michael & Mary O Connor, Patrick St. /

 

Nora Carmody, Skehenerin /

 

Kathleen Whelan, Finuge /

 

Christopher Myles Porter, Fourhane &

 

Timothy O Flaherty, Newcastlewest & Athea      Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

3rd         Dr. Louis O Carroll, Clieveragh & Cahirdown, Birthday Remembrance       9.00am

 

                Maud Carmody, Meen, 1st Anniversary /

 

Dan Joe Hannon, Clieveragh /

 

John Martin Ashe, Church Street              11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 24th  February Fr. McNamara 089-4044816  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

† Joan Dell, Bolton’s Cross

 

† Patrick (Paudeen) Moloney, Woodford.

 

† Pauline Chute, Upper Church St.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Jimmy Deauveaux, Cahirdown / Ned White, Bedford. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

MISSION APPEAL 2019: Bishop Ray gives permission to one Mission Appeal each year to promote their Mission. We warmly welcome  Sr. Margaret Gallagher of the Missionaries of the Holy Rosary who is  addressing us at each of our Masses in the Parish this weekend (Feb. 23rd / 24th ).

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on Tuesday next 26th. Should anybody who is not on the our list wish a visit from the priest for Holy Communion / Confession  contact Parish Office. We are only too delighted to facilitate.

 

FIRST CONFESSIONS THIS WEEK: Killocrim School on Tuesday evening next (Feb. 26th ) at 6.15 p.m.

 

PARISH CONFESSIONS THIS WEEK: Thursday & Saturday morning of this week after the 10.30 a.m. Mass. 

 

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

 

 

 

REMINDER -  PICK UP YOUR NEW PARISH BOX:

 

The new Boxes for 2019 / 2020 begin next weekend (March 2nd / 3rd) . We thank those of you who have already picked up your Box from Parish Office  and invite anybody  who has not a Box to avail of the opportunity to support your Parish. Denise (Parish Secretary) will be available at the back of the church before & after each Mass this weekend only to issue your new Box.  Please Note: You will need your box number as they are in numerical order as you cannot pick up without it

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Christian Spiritual Development Course - The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm.Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Parish Day Retreat: Sun. 3rd March, 10.00am-5.00pm: Glin, Sneem, Tarbert, Glenbeigh & Killorglin (also open to any individuals from any other parish who wish to attend). Call 0667134276.Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th - Thurs.13th June - Book now.

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH Is a one-day interactive workshop for those working or volunteering with young people. The workshop is designed to provide participants a deeper understanding of the factors that influence youth mental health. Examples will also provided of the signs of youth mental difficulties influencing safety Participants will also learn about help seeking patterns amongst young people.  The programme is designed and run by Jigsaw.   The programme runs at Listowel Family Resource Centre on March 21  from 9.30am-4.30pm.  Contact 068 23584.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: Gain confidence, meet new people and become a better public speaker. The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes places at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday February 28th. All welcome! 

 

RAINBOWS OFFERS a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation. Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience. Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class. Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Start date: 20th March 2019 Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm Contact: Toni Clarke – 068-23584 Limited Spaces Available.

 

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND.  Meet on  Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí  Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry,  086 0271990.

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                (Mass in the Church)

 

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

 

                                                                & deceased of the O’Connor family

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & John Joe Hanrahan & James & Betty O’Sullivan

 

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

 

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

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 24th February

 

Sun        24th   10.00am   Parishioners

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYER OF ATONEMENT:

 

  Lord, forgive us our many sins.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276:

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                ‘IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT MATTERS’

 

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

 

                      KEEPING SUNDAY SPECIAL

 

A Sabbath well spent

 

Brings a week of content

 

And strength for the toils of tomorrow

 

But a Sabbath profaned

 

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

 

IT’S GOOD ADVICE

 

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

 

THE HOLY LAND

 

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

 

HOW YOU READ IT!

 

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

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   17th    24th    

 

Sat.

 

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

 

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

 

Denis Kennelly, Colbert St. Birthday Rem. /

 

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

 

Ned & Sonny Sheehy, Coolagown            6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

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

 

                Patrick Buckley, Patrick St. 1st Ann. /

 

Elizabeth Barrett, Golf View, Bir Rem. /

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Peggy Harnett, Ennismore           10.30am

 

                Funeral -  Maura Esmond nee Brennan  11.30am

 

                Funeral – Johanna Dell nee Mulvihill         12.30pm

 

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

 

Wed 20th                                                                            Eoin Kenny, Ballinruddery            10.30am

 

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

 

Dirha East / Teresa Wolfe, Bridge Rd       10.30am

 

  Fri 22nd              Mikey & Eileen Egan, Coilbee/

 

Laimonas Rastenis, The Paddocks               10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 23rd      Kay Harnett Church St., Months Mind /

 

Pat Joe O Callaghan, Ennismore, Months Mind   10.30am

 

                Maud Enright, Dirha East, Months Mind /

 

Paul Doyle, Tanavalla, 1st Anniversary /

 

Ian McCarthy, Derrindaffe, Duagh /

 

Patrick & Ellen Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

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

 

Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Dr. & Charles St.                 Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

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

 

Hannah & Joseph Walsh, Church St.        9.00am

 

                Tom Hannon, Willowbrook, 1st Anniversary        11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYING WITH THE GOSPELS THROUGH LENT.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                (mother of Andrew Rogan, Knockanure)

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & Andy Thomas

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & Seán Larkin (Anni)

 

Thurs  14th  10.00am       Special Valentine’s Day Mass 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Children in Scoil Chorp Chríost – No Mass

 

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

 

                                                                Chríost (Mass in the Church)

 

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

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                                    DANIEL IS ON THE MOVE! 

 

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

 

COUNTDOWN TO POST OFFICE CLOSURE

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                OUR NURSES

 

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

 

HAVING A HEART

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   3rd     10th    

 

Sat.

 

9th                         Mary Purcell, Woodford, Months Mind /

 

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

 

Robert McElligott, Convent St. /

 

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

 

Michael Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

John Keane, Ballygrennan /

 

Stephen Roche & Pat (Sen) Foran, Bedford /

 

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

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ellen Doona / Private Intention  10.30am

 

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

 

/ Teresa Mackey Sheehan Church St.      10.30am

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  Fri 15th                                 10.30am

 

Sat.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Denis Kennelly, Colbert St. Birthday Rem.             Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

17th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Patrick Buckley, Patrick St. 1st Ann. /

 

Elizabeth Barrett, Golf View, Bir Rem. /

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

   † Joan Relihan, Lower Bedford.

 

and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & Andy Thomas

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 10th February

 

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

 

                                                                (mother of Andrew Rogan, Knockanure)

 

 

 

  Welcome Daffodils!

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                              VALUE WHAT YOU DO

 

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

 

                         WE WELCOME SPRING

 

The first three days of Spring we celebrate three lovely 

 

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

 

 

 

CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE

 

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

 

                  ST BRIGID’S DAY

 

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

 

                    BLESSING OF THROATS

 

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

 

                                                                NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   3rd     10th    

 

Sat.

 

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

 

Denis, Agnes & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

 

Ralph Toomey, Dirha Cottages /

 

Margaret & John McCarthy, Duagh /

 

Dan & Ann Collins, Charles St. /

 

Pat Horgan, Charles St. 6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

3rd                         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Mary Prenderville, Moyessa, 1st Ann. /

 

Mary Donoghue, Knockane, 1st Ann. /

 

Miriam Carey, Convent St. /

 

Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch       11.30am

 

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

 

Owen McGillicuddy Sen. William St.         10.30am

 

                Funeral – Thomas  James             11.30am

 

Tues 5th                               John & Lena Mulvihill, Kilarda     10.30am

 

Wed 6th                                                                               Michael & Baby Helen Daly, Knockane /

 

Mass of Thanksgiving     10.30am

 

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

 

 Peter McGuire Birthday Remembrance, The Square       10.30am

 

  Fri 8th                 People of the Parish         10.30am

 

Sat.

 

 9th        Maura & Michael Chapman Greenville /

 

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

 

/ Bill Harnett, Church St.                10.30am

 

                Mary Purcell, Woodford, Months Mind /

 

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

 

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

 

Michael Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

John Keane, Ballygrennan /

 

Stephen Roche & Pat (Sen) Foran, Bedford         Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

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

 

                Noreen McGrath, Cahirdown /

 

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

 

Margaret (Madge) O Donoghue, Bale Asdee

 

                11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

   † Maud Enright, Dirha East.

 

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

 

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

 

and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Eileen McNamara & Mary & Peggy Moriarty (Anni)

 

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

 

                                                                & deceased family members

 

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

 

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

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 3rd February

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL

 

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

 

                         FARMING COMMUNITY?

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE NOW

 

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

 

GIVE RATHER THAN HELP!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

           TIME RATHER THAN HELP!!

 

                                                         A FISH FOR ALL SEASONS

 

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

 

GENTLE PADDY – RIP

 

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

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – PREPARATION DATES

 

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

 

                            A MUM AND SON AFTER SCHOOL………!!

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church is

 

                                   fitted with a loop

 

                                system. Please adjust

 

                                   your hearing aid.  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   27th    3rd February 2019  

 

Sat.

 

26th                       Cathy Scannell, Skehenerin, Months Mind /

 

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

 

Tim, Joan & Patrick Buckley, Knockane /

 

Michael Mooney & Dec. Family, Clounmacon

 

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

 

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

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   Mon 28th                                                         10.30am

 

                Funeral – Kathleen (Kay) Harnett             11.30am

 

Tues 29th                                            10.30am

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass /

 

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

 

Sat.

 

 2nd       Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown /

 

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

 

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

 

Denis, Agnes & Mike Kelly, Charles St. /

 

Ralph Toomey, Dirha Cottages /

 

Margaret & John McCarthy, Duagh          Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sun.

 

3rd         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Mary Prenderville, Moyessa, 1st Ann. /

 

Mary Donoghue, Knockane, 1st Ann. /

 

Miriam Carey, Convent St. /

 

Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch       11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

†John Quigley, Ballymcelligott late of Church St.

 

and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MINISTERS OF THE WORD FOR CHRISTMAS MASSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES

 

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

 

                                 

 

                                9pm                       Eileen Collins & Maura O’Sullivan

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                                            ADVENT IS ABOUT JESUS NOT US! 

 

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

 

NOT RELIGION – LIFE

 

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

 

THAT SILLY OLD MOTH DELATED TOO LONG

 

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

 

                                                                        NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                       Dog Show in Church carpark at 2.30pm.  

 

                       Guided Woodland Nature Walk 3pm.  

 

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

 

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

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & Eileen & his brother Pat

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

MOYVANE:                                          11.00am              James Moody, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

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

 

Tues  30th   7.30pm         Special Intention - sick

 

Wed  31st    7.30pm         VIGIL – All Saints Day

 

                                            All the deceased on November Lists

 

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

 

Fri             2nd   7.30pm    All the deceased on November Lists

 

Sat            3rd   7.30pm     Parishioners

 

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

 

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

 

Thurs     1st  10.00am       HOLY DAY – All Saints Day

 

                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

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

 

                                                                Culhane & Sheahan families

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

INDULGENCES AT THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  0667134276

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                    GIVE AND TAKE

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

If attending please contact the Centre on 49799. 

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL:  Best wishes to all involved with the Festival this weekend,.  Please note a change of venue for the Childre