23 June 2019

                  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 & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you.

 

www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  Feast of Corpus Christi.

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June

 

 MOYVANE:                                        Sat           22nd      4.30pm                Bikers Mass – All welcome

 

 7.30pm                Charles & Mary Finan, Fr. Chris Finan

 

                                                                                                                                Margaret McEneaney & her husband Peter (Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                Sun        23rd      10.00am               Tom & Mary McMamara, Cooraclare Village (Anni)

 

 MOYVANE:                                                                        12.00noon           Mass of Thanksgiving (open air –weather permitting

 

                                                                                                                                If weather is not favourable, the Mass will take place

 

                                                                                                                                in the Church – instructions will be given as to how

 

the rest of the day progresses after Mass.  

 

                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June

 

                                                                Fri           28th        7.30pm                Kitty Brassil, Lower Aughrim (Months Mind)

 

                                                                Sat          29th        7.30pm                Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        30th       11.00am               James McNamara, Asdee (Rec Dec)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June

 

Mon      24th        7.30pm                Nora Buckley, New York & Bawnaraha (1st Anni)

 

Sun        30th       10.00am               Tom Molyneaux, Meen, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

               

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: The funeral Mass for the late Tommy O’Connor, Loughill took place on Thursday last.  Our prayerful support to loving sister Tessie Holly & family, Tarmons and brother John & family, Tarmons.  Mass will be celebrated in Moyvane in the not too distant future for the repose of his soul. May his wife Mary and family be supported by our prayers at this time.  May Tommy Rest In Peace.

 

OFFERTORY BOXES:  It would help immensely if people could collect their Offertory Box after all Masses this weekend.  The new boxes will begin on Sunday July 7th.  As we have reduced the number of boxes from 400 to 350, any parishioner that had a number from 351 to 400 have now been allocated a new number.  It is very important if you have been allotted a new number to start on July 7th with the new number and disregard any old envelopes.  Parishioners with new numbers will see this prominently marked in red on your new box.  Please find enclosed in your box, details of your contributions for 2018 and the parish accounts.  Those who have received new CHY3 certs please return at your earliest convenience to the Parish Office or if you wish put them in an envelope in the offertory basket marked Parish Office.  I wish to stress that the offertory box collection is a huge support to our Parish and I am extremely grateful to those who make a commitment to be part of this scheme of supporting the Parish financially.  As you are aware the Parish benefits from the Tax Rebate Scheme available to Charities and over the past number of years it has resulted in rebates of approximately €13,000 to €14,000 annually.  So very many thanks to all who contribute and if there is anyone who would like to find out more about the Offertory Boxes or CHY3 scheme, please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office.  

 

MUNSTER FINAL:  Best wishes & safe journey to all travelling to Cork on Saturday.  Best wishes to the Minor and Senior teams. Ciarrai Abú.  Congratulations to Listowel native Conor Cox on receiving his first Connaught medal last Sunday.  His Mum Ann Mulvihill was from Church Road, Moyvane.

 

                                 UNDERSTANDING HOLY COMMUNION

 

Talking with someone during the week, they drew my attention to the fact that someone in the Parish was receiving Holy Communion each Sunday.  The objection to this was that the person in question was not living too good a life in their opinion.  Receiving Holy Communion has nothing to do with justifying your good life.  It has far more to do with a need to live a good life.  Holy Communion used to be seen as a seal of approval.  If you led a good life then you could receive Holy Communion worthily.  This is utter nonsense.  There is nobody worthy to receive Holy Communion. “Jesus came to call not the righteous, but sinners” is how the scripture puts it for us and in the Holy Eucharist He feeds those who hunger for mercy.  There will be those reading this who will shout:  “That’s a scandal what Fr. Kevin says”, but even by today’s standards Jesus was a scandal in His own day because He associated with all the wrong sort of people  The worst charge levelled at poor Jesus when He was on this earth was that “He eats and drinks with sinners.  He welcomed prostitutes.  No wonder Jesus was a scandal”. Jesus’ answer was, “Those who are well do not need the Doctor but the sick do, go and learn the meaning of the words, I desire mercy, not sacrifice.  I did not come to call the righteous but sinners”.  Staying away from Holy Communion when your life is in disarray or when you’re struggling honestly to pick up the pieces is like staying away from the Doctor when you’re sick.  Nobody deserves Holy Communion, you can’t earn it nor can you demand it.  Holy Communion isn’t a sign of God’s approval, an endorsement of all that you have done or are doing.  It’s a sign of God’s acceptance of each of us, then we can give up the urge to prove ourselves to God and to everyone else.  Help us all kind Jesus to have a greater understanding of Holy Communion.  Help us to appreciate more the love and compassion it calls us to generate, especially on this beautiful feast of Corpus Christi.

 

NOTICES

 

ARÁS MHUIRE NURSING HOME:  wish to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection last weekend.  Amount raised Moyvane €477.30 and Knockanure €200.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS:  Annual Church Gate Collection on 29th/30th June both in Moyvane and Knockanure.  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated.  A brief meeting of members will take place in the Marian Hall on Monday 24th June at 7pm to organize collectors.  As many as possible to attend please.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  The L1013 (Bog Road). from Tarmons Cross to the Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 24thJune at 8 am this will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Saturday 29th June.  The road will be fully opened after 7pm Saturday and Sunday. Saturday the 29th working on the Bog Road is for a large quantity of tarmac to be laid. The planned commencement date for works on theL1021 from Bambury’s cross to Gale Bridge is 24th June till 28th June. These works are for passing bays only and the road will remain fully opened. Please contact Vince on 087/9980226 or Pádraig on 086/6072159 if you have any queries.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  Commencing this Monday ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio Kerry will be presented by the pupils of Murhur N.S.

 

OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS & THEIR GOODBYES

 

On June 19th, the 6th class students of Murhur N.S graduated.  It is hoped that their eight years in Murhur N.S will stand them in good stead as they commence the next stage of their education. We wish Áine Shine, Aoibhín McCarthy, Cara Stack, Cillian Hannon, Jacinta Roche, Jack Quinn, James Horgan O’Brien,  Matty Quinn, Molly O’Regan all the very best.  A wonderful spread for the graduates and their families was provided for by the Parents Association.  We thank them for their continuous generous support to activities in the school.  Also the school bids a fond farewell to Mr. Freddie Galvin who has been a valuable member of staff for the past three years. Mr. Galvin is moving to Tullamore, Co. Offaly  at the end of the summer – we wish him every success and thank him for all his hard work and dedication over the past few years. Former pupil of the school Deborah O’Flaherty has been appointed as the new permanent teacher while Mrs. Mary B Curtin has been appointed deputy principal. Mrs. Quill will take up the role of Assistant principal.  Mrs. Marie O’Regan. Principal.

 

On June 21st, the sixth class boys and girls bid farewell to Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure. Their eight years flew by so quickly - we wish Aoife Walsh, Clodagh Donegan Ward, Kelly Enright, Grace McMahon, Fionn Stack, Harry O Connor, Aaron Whyte, Aaron Flavin and Ben Sweeney a very bright future. May God's shower his blessings on them. Slán Libh. It was very fitting that Fr. Tom McMahon concelebrated the Mass with Fr. Kevin as his grand-niece Grace was graduating. Mrs. Julienne Donegan, Principal. 

 

 

 

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                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  23rd    30th    June      

 

 

 

Sat.  22nd            Sharon Heaphy Lantolf, Dirha, Months Mind

 

Thomas Molyneaux, Meen, Months Mind /

 

Frank Murphy, Clieveragh, Months Mind /

 

Nora Stack, Cahirdown, 1st Anniversary

 

Deceased Members of the Corridan, Fitzgerald & Moriarty Families /

 

Jimmy Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce.

 

Johanna Watkins, Cahirdown /

 

Mike & Paddy O’Sullivan, Coilbee             6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

23rd       Willie & Mary Anne Kelly & Brendan & PJ Kelly, Dirha East /

 

Paddy O Connell, Ballygologue   9.00am

 

                Denis Patrick Bunce, Listowel, Essex & Belfast & Elsie & Claire Ellen Hunt /

 

Liann O Halloran, Church St. & Cork /

 

Gerardine Long, Guhard, Lisselton           11.30am

 

   Mon 24th                                         Jim Cogan, Cherry Tree Drive      10.30am

 

Tues 25th                                                            10.30am

 

Wed 26th                                                                                            Michael (Nicholas) Lynch & Mary Austine O Connor, Ballylongford, New York & Clieveragh, Wedding Anniversary Rem.           10.30am

 

Thurs  27th          John Joe McElligott, Clieveragh, 1st Ann.               10.30am

 

Fri   28th               Bridget (Bibi) Ross nee Harnett, The Square & Noreen Harnett, Smerla Bridge, Birthday Remembrance    10.30am

 

Sat.

 

29th       Anne McEneaney, Gortacrissane, 1st Anniversary            10.30am

 

                Kathy O Connell, Grogreen /

 

Jeremiah & Bridie O’Driscoll, Dirha West                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

30th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Andy Molyneaux, Cahirdown     11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 23rd   June,

 

 Fr. Denis O Mahony, 087-6807197 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 † Raymond Joines, New Zealand.

 

† Maurice Tydings, died in Kent, late of Ballynoneen, Asdee

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Jimmy Duggan, Dirha East / John Joe & Biddy Reidy & Georgie Sweeney, O’Connell’s Ave. / Anne McEneaney, Gortacrissane. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

SCHOOL GRADUATION MASSES THIS WEEK:

 

Presentation Primary - Tuesday next, June 26th (lunch time)

 

Killocrim School - Thursday next, June 27th (lunch time)

 

 

 

LISTOWEL CEMETERY MASSES 2019 TAKE LACE THIS WEEK

 

St. Michael’s, Tuesday next,  June 25th at 8.00 p.m.

 

St. John Paul II, Wednesday next, June  26th at 8.00 p.m.

 

Finuge Cemetery, Thursday next, June 27th at 8.00 p.m.

 

In preparation for the above Masses  for our loved ones we invite each family to clean up their own individual grave plot.

 

 

 

ANNUAL SACRED HEART NOVENA: In preparation for the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart, which takes place on Friday next, June 28th  – we continue our  Novena to the Sacred Heart. There will be leaflets at the back of the church. 

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8.00pm-9.30pm. Sacred Circle Dance - To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4.00pm. Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri. 12th to Sun. 14th July. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn,  a guided participative experience open to all,  Fri. 26th to Sun. 28th July. Foyer Of Charity Silent Retreat: Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Mon. 5th to Sun.11th Aug. Enquiries contact: Helen 086 1678027 or hellywilliams@gmail.com Bookings: Phone 0667134276.

 

 

 

FR. SEAN  SHEEHY has written a book on Faith, Prayer & Worship. Suggested donation is €10 which will go to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre for the new Purpose - built Dementia Day Care Unit that’s been built in Listowel.  They are on sale in the Parish Office.

 

 

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK takes place this year on Wednesday 3rd July. Contact Margaret on 087-2976304 or Nuala on 068-36166.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

STAND FOR LIFE Rally for life Saturday 6th July at 2pm. in Dublin City Centre. For more info check Parish Notice Board.

 

 

 

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd July. Time 5pm. to 8pm. each evening. 3000 units of blood are required every week. 1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life.

 

 

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S VOLUNTEER DRIVER SERVICE is looking for volunteer drivers in west Kerry (particularly Killarney, Sneem, Castlegregory, Dingle, Tralee and their environs) who will drive patients in a tag team (with a Cork driver) to and from their chemotherapy appointments in our partner Cork hospitals. The service is free to the patient with all driver expenses being paid. For more information or an application form please email Gail at gflinter@irishcancer.ie , call 01 2310 566 or visit the website at www.cancer.ie 

 

 

 

BALLYDONOGHUE  BARDIC FESTIVAL  annual fundraising  Coffee Morning on Saturday next,   June 29th, Tomaisin's,  Lisselton,  11.00am - 1.00pm. Everybody welcome.

 

 

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 -  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, 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. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

 

 

 

JUST A THOUGHT

 

Do all you can, by all the means you can,

 

in all the ways you can, in all the places you can,

 

to all the peoples you can, as long as ever you can.

 

 

 

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 & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you.

 

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

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

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

 

 MOYVANE:                                        Sat           15th       7.30pm                Nora & Jack Walsh, Leitrim East (Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                Sun        16th      10.00am               Parishioners

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                Groarke & McKenna families

 

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

 

                                                                Mon      17th        7.30pm                Con O’Connor, Glin Road & Birmingham (Anni)

 

                                                                Wed      19th       11.00am               Graduation Mass for Murhur N.S.  All welcome.

 

                                                                Thurs     20th        7.30pm                Denis Nolan, his son P.J. & parents Patrick & Bridie,

 

                                                                                                                                Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri           21st         7.30pm                Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat          22nd       4.30pm                Biker’s Mass (remembering and honouring all those who

 

                                                                                                                                have died as a result of motorbike accidents.  This

 

                                                                                                                                Mass prayerfully supports all those who grieve their

 

                                                                                                                                loss.  We pray for safety for all those who travel on

 

                                                                                                                                motorbikes.  We also give thanks to those on the

 

                                                                                                                                Blood Bike who travel the length and width of Ireland

 

                                                                                                                                delivering blood and medical supplies to hospitals.

 

                                                                                                 7.30pm                Charles & Mary Finan & Fr. Chris Finan,

 

                                                                                                                                Margaret McEneaney & her husband Peter (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        23rd        12noon                Mass of Thanksgiving (open air – weather permitting)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June

 

                Fri           21st         12noon                Graduation Mass for Scoil Chorp Chríost. All welcome.

 

                Sun        23rd        10.00am              Tom & Mary McNamara, Cooraclare Village (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: takes place this year on Wednesday 03rd July Leaving Knockanure 7.30a.m, Moyvane7.35 a.m., Tarbert 7.45am. Contact Margaret at: 087 2976304 or Nuala at: 068 36166.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the family and relatives of John Joe Barrett, Tarmons, Tarbert who funeral took place in Tarbert on Tuesday and who was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery.  May John Joe Rest In Peace.

 

                                                                FATHER’S DAY

 

There’s a special word that you’ve all heard, you use it everyday. Did you ever think of the hidden things behind the words that you say?  The special word is FATHER and it’s more than just a name.

 

F     for the face that shows the pathways of his life.

 

A    for the achievements that he credits to his wife.

 

T     for the troubles he kept hidden from us all.

 

H     for the help he gave whenever he did call.

 

E     for the earnings that he shared most generously.

 

R     for the respect he was given by his family.

 

Place these letters side by side, there’s nothing more to add. 

 

Except they spell the other word, the man we call our dad.

 

TREAT OTHERS

 

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home having fought in Vietnam.  He called his parents from San Francisco.  “Mum and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve got a favour to ask.  I have a friend I’d like to bring with me”.  “Sure”, they replied, “we’d love to meet him”.  “There’s something you should know”, the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting.  He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg.  He has nowhere else to go and I want him to come and live with us”.  “I’m sorry to hear that son, maybe we can help him find somewhere to live”.  “No, Mum and Dad.  I want him to live with us”.  “Son”, said the father “you don’t know what you are asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us.  We have our own lives to live and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives.  I think you should forget about the guy.  He’ll find a way to live on his own”.  At that point, the son hung up the phone.  The parents heard nothing more from him.  A few days later, however, they received a call from the police.  Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told.  The police believed it was a suicide.  The grief stricken parents flew to the city morgue to identify the body of their son.  They recognised him, but, to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know.  Their son had only one arm and one leg.  The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable.  We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful or smart as we are.  Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way, someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.  Say a little prayer that God will give us the strength we need to accept people as they are and that He will help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!

 

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY

 

Sunday next, 23rd June, we will please God, weather permitting, have our Parish BBQ in the Presbytery grounds.  Lovely food, great music and fun events for the children.  Starting with open air Mass at 12noon.  The first Holy Communion children of 2019 will lead us in a procession starting at 11.45 from Moyvane Church.  All welcome.  (The usual Saturday evening Vigil at 7.30pm and Sunday’s 10am Mass in Knockanure will go ahead as normal – no 11am Mass). The 12noon open air Mass is a Mass of thanksgiving for one and all in our Parish and beyond who share their faith with us in the Parish.

 

                   HANDS

 

Hands – what wonderful tools they are and they can be used for doing so much good in this world.  How quickly do we react when someone says, “Give us a hand, will you?”  Are we ready, without hesitation, to give a hand, or do we thrust our hands in our pockets, so to speak?  Just think for a moment of the hands that have helped your throughout your life – the hands that helped you in your youngest years:  the hands that guided you often unknown to you through difficult years of young adulthood; the hands around you that help you now in so many ways.  How we rely on many different kinds of hands and how we tend to take them for granted!  Next time someone says “Give us a hand, will you?” be ready – and keep those pockets well zipped up.  This weekend when the world asks us to fuss our Dads, maybe we could with gratitude give thanks to God for all the ways the hands of our Dads enriched and blessed us.  To all the Dads who are in Heaven, may they continue to pray for all of us.  Happy celebrations and blessings to all Dads on their special day.            Enjoy Parish gift.

 

NOTICES

 

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE:  The L1013 (Bog Road). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 17thJune at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 21th June.  The road will be fully opened on weekend.  Info from Vince on 087 9980226.  Also the planned commencement date for works on theL1021 from Banbury’s cross to Gale Bridge is 17th June until 21st June. These works are for passing bays only and the road will remain fully opened.  Info from Pádraig on 086 6072159.                                                                                                                                                       

 

ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP: at Listowel Family Resource Centre from July 1-August 17 inclusive.

 

The camp runs from 9.15am-1..15am daily. Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

 

CEMETERY MASSES:  A reminder that our Cemetery Masses will take place on the following dates in August.

 

AHAVOHER         Monday 5th August                        8pm                       Can I encourage all who have graves in

 

KNOCKANURE   Tuesday 6th August                        8pm                       our three graveyards to put in a special

 

MURHUR             Wednesday 7th August 8pm                       effort to tidy and clean the graves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  16th    23rd   June      

 

 

 

Sat.  15th             Siobhan Boyle, Belfast /

 

William & Margaret Guiney, Coolaclarig /

 

Christina Williams & John Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. / Nora Purcell, Woodford /

 

Hannah & Sam Tarrant, Craughatoosane /

 

PJ Maher & Dec. Family, Church St. /

 

Kathleen Halpin, Greenville Rd.                 6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

16th       Catherine Liston, Athea, Recently Dec. /

 

Patrick McEnery / Gerard Keane & Maureen Ahern nee Keane & Dec. Family, Ballygrennan         9.00am

 

                Eamonn O Connor, Anne’s Villa, Bedford /

 

Donal & Baby Darren Mulvihill, Derry      11.30am

 

   Mon 17th                                         Con & Rose Lynch, Moyvane      10.30am

 

Tues 18th                                            Nellie & William Moloney, Charles St. & Ellen Doona & Catherine Moloney /

 

Con Barrett, Gortnaminch            10.30am

 

Wed 19th                                                                                            Sean Browne, Ennismore /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs  20th          Tommy Mahoney, England          10.30am

 

Fri   21st                                  10.30am

 

Sat.

 

22nd      People of the Parish       10.30am

 

                Sharon Heaphy Lantolf, Dirha, Months Mind

 

Thomas Molyneaux, Meen, Months Mind /

 

Frank Murphy, Clieveragh, Months Mind /

 

Nora Stack, Cahirdown, 1st Anniversary

 

Deceased Members of the Corridan, Fitzgerald & Moriarty Families /

 

Jimmy Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce.

 

Johanna Watkins, Cahirdown /

 

Mike & Paddy O’Sullivan, Coilbee             Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

23rd       Willie & Mary Anne Kelly & Brendan & PJ Kelly, Dirha East             9.00am

 

                Denis Patrick Bunce, Listowel, Essex & Belfast & Elsie & Claire Ellen Hunt /

 

Liann O Halloran, Church St. & Cork /

 

Gerardine Long, Guhard, Lisselton           11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 16th  June,

 

 Fr. Kevin McNamara, 0894044816  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 † John Crean, died in England, late of Bunnyconnolan, Mayo

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Kathleen O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. / Nora Purcell, Woodford / Ann Hartnett, Feale Drive & Killocrim / Timothy Lynch, Killocrim / Teresa Sweeney, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

GRADUATION MASSES THIS WEEK IN OUR SCHOOLS:

 

Nano Nagle School - Tuesday, June 18th 1.15 p.m.

 

Scoil Realta na Maidne -  Thursday, June 20th 9.30 a.m.

 

LISTOWEL CEMETERY MASSES 2019  Please note the Dates

 

St. Michael’s, Tuesday June 25th at 8.00 p.m.

 

St. John Paul II, Wednesday, June  26th at 8.00 p.m.

 

Finuge Cemetery, Thursday, June 27th at 8.00 p.m.

 

In preparation for the above Masses  for our loved ones we invite each family to clean up their own individual grave plot.

 

ANNUAL SACRED HEART NOVENA: In preparation for the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart, which takes place on Friday, June 28th  – you are invited to participate in the Novena beginning on Thursday next, June 20th to June 28th . There will be  leaflets at the back of the church. 

 

PARISH LITURGY GROUP wish to thank you for your generosity towards their recent church gate collection which raised €1,037.74. Much appreciated! 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8.00pm-9.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn,  a guided participative experience open to all,  Fri. 26th to Sun. 28th July.  Sacred Circle Dance - To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4.00pm. Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri. 12th to Sun. 14th July. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn,  a guided participative experience open to all,  Fri. 26th to Sun. 28th July. Bookings: Phone 0667134276.

 

JUNE RETREAT DAYS AT GLENSTAL ABBEY Monday 24th - One Day Retreat for Men. Tuesday 25th - Silent Retreat Day for Women. Wednesday 26th - Day Retreat for Women (not silent). Reflect, relax and pray in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Abbey.  Guided by monks of the monastery, the day will include a number of talks, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Meals and Refreshment breaks are included. Registration 10am. Finish 5pm. Cost €45. For more information; 061-621005 / events@glenstal.com / www.glenstal.com/abbey

 

FR. SEAN  SHEEHY has written a book on Faith, Prayer & Worship. Suggested donation is €10 which will go to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre for the new Purpose - built Dementia Day Care Unit that’s been built in Listowel.  They are on sale in the Parish Office.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

TUNE INTO NATIONWIDE ON RTE 1 Monday 17th at 7pm. to see Nationwide been broadcasted from Listowel Ireland’s Tidiest town.

 

LISTOWEL FAMIY RESOURCE CENTER Names are currently being taken for the annual summer camp to be held at ;Listowel Family Resource Centre from July 1-August 17 inclusive.  Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

 

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP REGISTRATION will take place in St Marys Boys School ABBEYFEALE on WED 3rd July and also

 

THURSDAY 4th July from 7pm – 8 pm. ALL children need to be  registered  BEFORE  camp. We  also  need  2  single rooms  to accommodate  visiting volunteers 087-2788834.

 

ARE YOU A WOMAN LOOKING FOR WORK IN KERRY?  Would you like to reach your full potential? If so, we can provide free training, support and links with employers. To find out if you are eligible or to book a place at our next information morning contact Lisa: lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie 087 764 7446

 

 

 

 

 

We wish to stop and think of our ‘Dads’ this weekend – living And dead. We pray for them and simple say ‘thank you’ for being our Dad.

 

~ ~ ~ Happy Father’s Day  ~ ~ ~

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S VOLUNTEER DRIVER SERVICE is looking for volunteer drivers in west Kerry (particularly Killarney, Sneem, Castlegregory, Dingle, Tralee and their environs) who will drive patients in a tag team (with a Cork driver) to and from their chemotherapy appointments in our partner Cork hospitals. The service is free to the patient with all driver expenses being paid. For more information or an application form please email Gail at gflinter@irishcancer.ie , call 01 2310 566 or visit the website at www.cancer.ie 

 

 

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 -  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, 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. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

 

 HARNETT REUNION: Press Launch Leens Hotel Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm.   4 weeks to go. Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on harnettreunion2019@gmail.com   We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn.  Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing.  Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  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 & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat            8th   7.30pm     Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun          9th  10.00am    Denis & Nancy Flaherty, Lisaniskea (Anni)  MOYVANE:                                                     11.00am               John Kearney, The Village (Anni) 

 

& his parents Dan & Bridie

 

                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th June

 

Wed 12th             7.30pm                The deceased of the Moore, Healy & McKenna families

 

                                                                Glin Road

 

Fri           14th        7.30pm                Joe & Mary Lynch, Woodgrove (Anni) 

 

Sat          15th        7.30pm                Nora & Jack Walsh, Leitrim East (Anni)

 

Sun        16th       11.00am               Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni) 

 

                                                                & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 16th June

 

Sun        16th       10.00am               Parishioners

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION: At all Masses this weekend in aid of Family Services & Accord. 

 

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS GROUP: would like to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection – Knockanure €189.90 and Moyvane €545.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Tony Kiely & family, Woodgrove on the death of his bother Joseph who died recently in Limerick.  To Willie Stack & family, Carrueragh on the death of his loving sister Anne Dillon, Listowel whose funeral took place on Thursday.  To Ann O’Keeffe & family, Trien on the death of her brother Tony Foley, Carrigaline, Cork.  Funeral Mass in Carrigaline this Saturday 8th at 11.30am. May Joseph, Anne and Tony Rest In Peace. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276

 

Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8.00pm-9.30pm.

 

Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn, Fri. 14th to Sun. 16th June. 

 

                                                                                 NOTICES

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 14th June at 10am.  To book please phone Noreen on 49238. ROADWORKS UPDATE:  The L1013 (Bog Road). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 10thJune at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 14th June.  The road will be fully opened on weekends. The R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford road works will start Monday 10th June until Friday 14th June under a traffic light system. Meanwhile REACH ACTIVE have informed us of the following: The planned commencing date of the ducting works on the L1021 from Banbury’s Cross to Gale Bridge is the 1st July and the expected completion date is 30th August.  

 

ARD CHURAM COMMUNITY CHOIR:  Choir practice will resume on Monday June 10th from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Hospital Chapel, Listowel. New members welcome.  Mairead Hanlon 086/8696341 Also, the recently launched CD of the Choir is available from Listowel Parish Office, Kitty Mc Elligott and Mairead Hanlon.

 

ART EXHIBITION: will take place in St. Joseph’s Day Room of Listowel Community Hospital on Friday 14th June at 2.30pm exhibiting residents art work.  A fun draw will take place on the day in aid of activities for St. Joseph’s Unit. Tickets still available.  

 

 

 

 

 

                                            KINDLE IN US THE FIRE OF YOUR LOVE

 

A child picks up a small bird that has fallen from its nest.  He makes his hand into a nest to keep it from falling and doing further damage to itself.  But he does not make his hand into a cage, for he has no intention of possessing the bird or turning it into a pet.  Having reassured the bird that it is safe hands, he slowly raises it up and up.  Then, when the moment is right, he releases it.  He rejoices when it succeeds in keeping itself aloft, and he is happier still when it flies off.  That is what love does.  Holy Spirit, on Pentecost Day, you released the Apostles from the prison of the upper room and they went forth with courage to do the work of Jesus.  Kindle within each of us the fire of Your love and in our humble way, we shall renew some small corner of the world.                                                MY NAME IS COCAINE

 

A heartbroken mother form one of my former Parishes was in touch during the week.   She wants a Mass celebrated privately for her 28 year old daughter who is a victim of cocaine.  She is currently in jail on charges of distribution. The Mum is heartbroken.  She enclosed a poem she came across entitles ‘My Name Is Cocaine’: 

 

‘My name is cocaine – call me coke for short.  

 

I entered this country without a passport. 

 

Ever since then I’ve made lots of scum rich. 

 

Some have been murdered and found in a ditch.  

 

I’m more valued than diamonds, more treasured than gold.  Use me just once and you too will be sold. 

 

I’ll make a schoolboy forget his books, I’ll make a beauty queen forget her looks, 

 

I’ll take a renowned speaker and make him a bore, I’ll take your mother and make her a whore. 

 

I’ll make your school teacher forget how to teach. I’ll make your preacher not want to preach.

 

I’ll take all your rent money and you’ll be evicted. I’ll murder your babies or they will be born addicted.  I’ll make you rob and steal and kill when you’re under my power, you’ll have no will, remember my name is the ‘Big C’.  If you try me one time you may never be free. 

 

I’ve destroyed actors, politicians and many a hero. I’ve decreased bank accounts from millions to zero.

 

I’ll make shooting and stabbing a common affair.  Once I take charge, you won’t have a prayer. 

 

Now that you know me what will you do?  You’ll have to decide it’s all up to you.  

 

The day you agree to sit in my saddle, the decision is one that no one can straddle.  

 

Listen to me, and please listen well, when you deal with cocaine you are headed for hell’  Author unknown.   Whoever put the above together did not exaggerate.  To families and victims of drugs our prayerful support and let all of us be fully alert to keep our youth safe from drug addiction.

 

FOUR LETTER WORDS

 

We all try to avoid using four-letter words but some four letter words can change the world!  Try using LOVE, CARE, HOPE, HEAL, FEEL, DUTY, HOME, GOOD, KIND, PITY REST, SEEK, LIVE and above all PRAY.  On this Pentecost Sunday I give thanks to God for all in our Parish who use so many of the above four-letter words.  Thanks to all who enrich and bless all our Church celebrations with prayerful presence and beautiful gifts – thank you.  Happy celebrations to one and all on this Pentecost Sunday.  May the Holy Spirit fill us with joy and a nice sense of fun.  Lots of smiles.

 

                                TEN SECOND SERMONS

 

             A bitter world cannot be sweetened by a sour religion

 

             Jesus does not ask about our ability or our inability but our availability.

 

HOLY COMMUNICANTS OF 2019 – THANKSGIVING MASS

 

This weekend both in Knockanure and in Moyvane, we once again welcome the First Holy Communion children, who received their First Holy Communion in May.  This is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks for their budding faith and to give thanks also to their families and teachers who helped them prepare for their First Confession and First Holy Communion.  May they all have a loving and long relationship with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.  Thanks to the Liturgy Group especially Mary and Noreen who guided the Sunday celebrations.  MAUREEN THE LIFESAVER:  Maureen Sweeney (née Flavin) originally from Knockanure, now living in Mayo, at the age of 21 prevented the loss of thousands of soldier’s lives on the beaches of Normandy. Maureen was fantastic on television on Thursday night.  Great occasion for her family and her relatives here in the Parish. 

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  9th    16th   June      

 

 

 

Sat.  8th                Mary McElligott, Woodford, 1st Ann. /

 

Denis Curtin, Knockanassig /

 

Eileen Goulding, Knockanure /

 

John O Sullivan, Banemore /

 

Pat McElligott, Convent St.  /

 

Esther McAuliffe, Church St. /

 

Maud & Patrick Carmody, Meen               6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

9th         Peter & Eileen McGrath, Convent St.      9.00am

 

                Nora, Pat Joe & James Browne, O’Connell’s Ave. / John Moran, Billerough /

 

Teresa Stack, Ballinruddery /

 

Teresa O Mahony, Lenamore, Ballylongford        11.30am

 

   Mon 10th                                         Funeral of Ashes: George & Kitty Doyle, Cherrytree Dr. & New York        10.30am

 

Tues 11th                                            Teresa & Paddy Healy, Convent Cross    10.30am

 

Wed 12th                                                                                            Sean Daly, Gortcreen /

 

Tom, Nora, Robert & Babies Mary Bernadette & John Scannell & John & Patrick O Sullivan            10.30am

 

Thurs  13th          Ned Walsh, O’Connell’s Ave Months Mind           10.30am

 

Fri   14th               Willie Galvin, Greenville                  10.30am

 

Sat.

 

15th       Nell & Paddy Moloney, Woodford & dec Family                 10.30am

 

                William & Margaret Guiney, Coolaclarig /

 

Christina Williams & John Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Hannah & Sam Tarrant, Craughatoosane               Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

16th       Catherine Liston, Athea, Recently Dec. /

 

Patrick McEnery               9.00am

 

                Eamonn O Connor, Anne’s Villa, Bedford /

 

Donal & Baby Darren Mulvihill, Derry      11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 9th  June,

 

 Fr. Mossie Brick, 087-9473317.  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 † Anne Dillon nee Stack, Church St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

FAMILY SERVICES & ACCORD DIOCESAN COLLECTION will take place this weekend 8th & 9th June and supports our family services and ACCORD which helps  marriage preparation and marriage counselling services within our Diocese.

 

ANNUAL PARISH NEWSLETTER 2018 / 2019: Our Parish Pastoral Council is delighted to publish our Annual Parish Newsletter 2018 / 2019 this weekend. This Annual Parish Newsletter Review (with an improved format this year) records some events and happenings in our great Parish over the past 12 months, giving a brief account of the work of our PPC and the various groups working in our Parish & Diocese. It also contains the financial statement & lists of baptised, dead list & marriages for the year 2018. Please pick up a copy at the back of the church & enjoy the read. Thanks

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 10th June in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

SISTERHOOD OF ELIZABETH NUNS FROM BELARUS will be visiting our church  on Wednesday morning next  12th  June for 10.30am. morning Mass. They will have a small display of handmade Icons, ceramics, decorations & other artefacts produced in the workshop in their convent for sale after mass.

 

JUNE RETREAT DAYS AT GLENSTAL ABBEY Monday 24th - One Day Retreat for Men. Tuesday 25th - Silent Retreat Day for Women. Wednesday 26th - Day Retreat for Women (not silent). Reflect, relax and pray in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Abbey.  Guided by monks of the monastery, the day will include a number of talks, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Meals and Refreshment breaks are included. Registration 10am. Finish 5pm. Cost €45. For more information; 061-621005 / events@glenstal.com / www.glenstal.com/abbey

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8.00pm-9.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn,  a guided participative experience open to all,  Fri. 14th to Sun. 16th June. Sacred Circle Dance - To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4.00pm. Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri. 12th to Sun. 14th July. Bookings: Phone 0667134276.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold Family Story Time session as part of the Cruinniú na nÓg Festival, on Saturday 15th June 2.30 PM - 3.10 PM. Free event All welcome.

 

ARD CHURAM COMMUNITY CHOIR   Choir Practice for the Ard Churam Community Choir will resume on Monday June 10th from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Hospital Chapel, Listowel. New members welcome. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341 Also, the recently launched CD of the Choir is available from Listowel Parish Office, Kitty Mc Elligott and Mairead Hanlon.

 

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP REGISTRATION will take place in St Marys Boys School ABBEYFEALE on WED 3rd July and also

 

THURSDAY 4th July from 7pm – 8 pm. ALL children need to be  registered  BEFORE  camp. We  also  need  2  single rooms  to accommodate  visiting volunteers 087-2788834.

 

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for people of all age on Saturday 15th of June from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Auditions for those aged 7 – 12 from 10am – 2pm, age 13-17 from 2pm – 4pm and age 18+ from 4pm – 6pm. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066)7123055 to make an appointment.

 

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL wish to advise that Pavement Improvement Works will commence on the N69 between Coolnaleen and Mountcoal from June 10th and continue for approximately 8 weeks. Traffic Management will be in place for the duration of the project and people should be advised that additional travel time will be required in order to make any journeys through this site. Advance works signage will be in place on the N69 from this Friday and bulletins will be broadcast on Radio Kerry with additional notices on Kerry County Councils Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

 

 

Just a Thought

 

It’s not hard to make decisions

 

when you know what your values are

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 -  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, 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. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

 

Moyvane and Listowel News 1 June 2019

                  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 & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat           1st          7.30pm                James Duggan, Murhur (Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun         2nd   10.00am   Nancy, Jack, Josie & Rubi McMahon (Anni)

 

 MOYVANE:                                                        11.00am               Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th June Tues  4th   7.30pm Exam Mass for Junior & Leaving Cert students 

 

                                                                & their families.  Everyone welcome.

 

Wed  5th    7.30pm           Kathleen Dore, New Houses (Anni) 

 

& deceased of the Dore Family

 

Fri             7th   7.30pm     Hughie Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Sat            8th   7.30pm     Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Sun          9th  11.00am    John Kearney, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                & his parents Dan & Bridie

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th June

 

Thurs  6th             7.30pm                Kathleen & Tom O’Dwyer, Shrone, Listowel

 

Fri           7th          7.30pm                Eileen Goulding, Knockanure Village (Anni)

 

Sun        9th         10.00am               Denis & Nancy Flaherty, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 8th/9th June in aid of Family Services & Accord.  IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  Would like to thank all who helped and contributed to their Church Gate Collection in Moyvane on 25th/26th May.  Total collected was €733.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Mossie, Phil & all the Molyneaux family on the death of Mossie’s brother Tom, Meen, Listowel whose funeral took place during the week.  Mass for the happy repose of Tom’s soul will be celebrated in Moyvane on Saturday 20th July.  To the Brassil family, Lower Aughrim on the death of their loving mother Kitty whose funeral took place in Moyvane on Thursday last.  May Tom and Kitty enjoy new life and new blessings in God’s Kingdom.  May they Rest In Peace. 

 

                                                    NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 6th June at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  All welcome. Come along to enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.

 

Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day on Monday 10th June. Music by Stevie Donegan. €10.  All welcome. If attending please contact the Centre on 49799.

 

TIDY TOWNS: Just to remind everyone that adjudication can take place anytime over the coming weeks. We need your continued support to help ensure that our village is looking well. People are asked to have a look around their own area to see where improvements can be made. Clean ups will be taking place over the summer.

 

Next Clean up Wednesday night June 5th at 7.30pm. Hope to see you then. Pickers etc provided.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE: The L1013 from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the Woods will be closed from

 

Monday 27th May at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 31st.  The road will be fully opened on weekends. The L6020 Piermount road -  works have started on the passing bays and the road will remain open for these works. 

 

HOLIDAY WEEKEND:  Welcome to all visitors.  Enjoy all the games.  A safe weekend to all. 

 

 

 

 

 

                      UNPLEASANT QUESTIONS

 

I wish to start by complementing both of our National Schools on the excellent, very prayerful and meaningful celebrations we all enjoyed and experienced in our First Holy Communion Masses.  Their class teachers Ms McDermott in Scoil Chorp Chríost and Mr Galvin in Murhur N.S.  together with all staff in both schools did a very fine job in guiding and helping the children.  God’s blessings to all the children in having a long and grace filled relationship with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. 

 

First Holy Communion in some homes both within the Parish and right across every Parish in Ireland raise unpleasant questions about the expense involved.  In other families it will raise the question of conscience.  Not for a minute am I dismissing the headaches caused by the cost of a child receiving Holy Communion or Confirmation but I’d like to concentrate on the conscience question – the dilemma that some parents and priests find themselves in because the parents are not practising their faith.  Sadly, this kind of situation is on the increase each year and raises problems for parents and priests alike. 

 

                                            COMPLEX PROBLEM

 

It is a complex problem.  There is nothing to be gained by anyone scoring cheap points.  It is too easy to say that this is the time to challenge the parents into practising.  If they refuse to co-operate then there is no question of their child receiving Holy Communion.  That is blackmail, a way of getting at parents through the child in the long term, this approach has terrible results.  It is no solution either to say that the Priest should give the sacrament to the poor child – to insist that anything else is heartless and a cruel victimisation of the innocent child.  Why punish the child for the sins of its parents some say.  So, putting these two arguments aside, maybe we should try to look at what the Sacraments mean to us. I think we have a very poor grasp of what First Holy Communion and Confirmation are about.  

 

JUVENILE DEBS

 

The modern view of both is that of a juvenile Debs party.  The concentration is on the dress, the hotel meal, the whistle stop tour of relations for money and so to bed.  It is hectic, very costly and misses the point.  If you limit First Holy Communion and Confirmation to that understanding, there is no earthly reason why the faith and the practise of the parents should come into the reckoning.  If it is primarily a social occasion, then their own commitment is as irrelevant to the day as is their politics.  But of course it is not just a social event but mainly a religious one and that is the real crux.  It is a religious event in the life of an eight or a twelve year old who still depends on parents for values and attitudes.  The faith of a child today is still dependent on the faith of the parents. 

 

ENCOURAGEMENT AND EXAMPLE

 

A child needs the encouragement, the example and the support of its parents to prepare for First Holy Communion and to continue to guide and encourage them in their faith formation.  The attitude of the parents is still the greatest influence of the child’s approach to the Sacraments and the living out of them.  If a child sees the Mass, Holy Communion and your faith as important to you, the child will also take it as important to him or her.  If the opposite is true, then no amount of teaching, meetings or big splash on the day will compensate for the big empty hole at the heart of the child’s grasp of the meaning of what is happening.  I know many parents who are switched off.  Some don’t seem to bother much with Mass or the Sacraments. 

 

They can by the loveliest of people – friendly, getting on well with life and it’s up and downs.   But come Holy Communion and they and their priest have a difficulty.  Other parents are careless but still have a deep faith.  It may be marriage problems or a bad experience with Church at a funeral time or just sheer laziness but they rarely go to Church.  Midnight Mass and Easter Sunday they go but other times of the year no.  They are totally switched off.  Faith is dead and that’s it.  The whole thing is so much mumbo-jumbo to them.  These June days after our May First Holy Communion celebrations, the faith of many parents and indeed all of us is on trial.  Some years from now the First Holy Communion children of today will themselves be parents, will they have faith to put on trial?

 

PRAYERFUL GOOD WISHES & BLESSINGS TO ALL DOING EXAMS: We have a special Mass on Tuesday evening for all those sitting the Junior and Leaving Cert exams.  We entrust all students to the guidance of  God’s Holy Spirit.  Please find exam prayers at the back of both Churches.  

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  2nd   9th  June      

 

 

 

Sat.  1st                Kathleen Heffernan, Ballygologue Pk., Month Mind / Maire & Dick Kiely, Church St. /

 

Elizabeth & Maurice O Sullivan & Michael Keane, Colbert St. / Mary Gore, Charles St. /

 

Mons. Dan Hannon, Greenville. /

 

Mikey, Margaret & Hannah Kennelly, Coolaclarig /Jackie Buckley, Finuge, Lixnaw /

 

Catherine O Sullivan, Coilbee /

 

Exam Mass         6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

2nd        People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Bridget O Brien, Feale Dr., 1st Anniversary /

 

John B, Mary & Denis Keane, William St. /

 

Eileen & Thomas Healy, Clountubird /

 

Writers Week Mass        11.30am

 

   Mon 3rd                                            John & Baby Jack Lynch, The Square /

 

Howard Flannery, Ennis & Maid of Erin   10.30am

 

Tues 4th                                               10.30am

 

Wed 5th                                                                                               Jack & Mamie O Connor & Angela Caslin /

 

Denis Sonny Galvin, Clounmacon /

 

Mary & Michael Buckley, Finuge & Dec. Family   10.30am

 

Thurs  6th            Moss & Mary Keane, Clieveragh               10.30am

 

Fri   7th                 People of the Parish         10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass /

 

Maurice & Mary Stack, Cahirdown /

 

Gerard & Bridie Molyneaux, Clounmacon                 7.00pm

 

Sat.

 

8th         Catherine, Thomas & Anthony McElligott, Greenville /

 

Nonie Carey Nee O Donnell, Clounmacon /

 

Philly Shanahan  nee O Donnell, Dromin /

 

Michael Canavan, O’Connell’s Ave.          10.30am

 

                Mary McElligott, Woodford, 1st Ann. /

 

Denis Curtin, Knockanassig / Eileen Goulding, Knockanure / John O Sullivan, Banemore /

 

Pat McElligott, Convent St.  /

 

Esther McAuliffe, Church St.       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

9th         Peter & Eileen McGrath, Convent St.      9.00am

 

                Nora, Pat Joe & James Browne, O’Connell’s Ave               11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 2nd June,

 

 Fr. Declan O Connor, 0870908949.  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 † Tom Molyneaux, Meen.

 

† Sharon Heaphy Lantolf, Chicago late of Dirha East.

 

† Jimmy Moloney, Cherrytree Drive.

 

† Danny O Connor, Surrey, England late of Craughatoosane.

 

 ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE: Jane Bunyan, Coolkeragh / Sonny McCarthy, Gortnaminch / Patrick (Paddy) Walsh, Cahirdown / Martin & Margaret Nash, Ballinruddery / Kathleen Molyneaux, Woodford. 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY: We welcome our children who are joining us  our Vigil Mass on this Saturday night (June 1st). We thank the catechists who are facilitating it all.

 

ANNUAL EXAMINATION MASS 2019 We welcome our students from our Parish who will begin their State exams on Wednesday next. At our Vigil Mass on this Saturday night.  Be assured of our prayers and best wishes throughout the exams.

 

WRITERS WEEK 2019: We welcome all our visitors who have been with us for the 49th Writers Week Festival over the past few days. Once again it has been a great success. The 11.30 a.m. Mass on this Sunday is being offered for all involved.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on Tuesday next 4th . 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.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meeting on Tuesday next  4th June at 7pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

SISTERHOOD OF ELIZABETH NUNS FROM BELARUS will be visiting St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday next  12th  June for 10.30am. morning Mass. They will have a small displace of handmade Icons, ceramics, decorations & other artefacts produced in the workshop in their convent for sale after mass. 

 

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION 2019: Many  thanks to all who participated and were involved in organising the Eucharistic Procession to the Presentation Secondary School last weekend. We were blessed with a lovely night. Again sincere ‘thanks’ to our Liturgy Group and to the Presentation Secondary School for hosting and for the lovely  refreshments. Much appreciated.

 

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

 

ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY MASS BALLYBUNION Friday 7th June at 7.30pm.

 

BALLYDONOGHUE CEMETERY MASSES Lisselton, Monday 17th at 8pm. & Gale, Thursday 20th of June at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL CEMETERY MASSES Please note the Dates for 2019: St. Michael’s, Tuesday 25th, St. John Paul II, Wednesday 26th & Finuge, Thursday 27th of June. All Masses are  at 8pm.

 

DUAGH CEMETERY MASS IN SPRINGMOUNT Thursday 25th July at 8pm.

 

MOYVANE CEMETERY MASSES Ahavoher, Monday 5th, Knockanure, Tuesday 6th & Murhur Wednesday 7th August. All at 8pm.

 

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED Bank holiday Monday 3rd June. Normal office hours resumes on Tuesday 4th.

 

FAMILY SERVICES & ACCORD DIOCESAN COLLECTION will take place next weekend 8th & 9th June.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

A HUGE 'THANK YOU' to everyone who joined us last Saturday for the unveiling of the 2018 Ireland's Tidiest Town plaque by Uachtaran na hEireann Michael D. Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina. It was a proud day for Listowel and would not have been possible without our whole community working together over the past 25years. Ni neart go cur le Cheile. We now ask you to keep up the effort for the upcoming Entente Florale Comp. by joining us on a Tues. or Thur. evening at 7pm at St Johns. Lets keep it going!

 

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2019 Cork to Lough Derg Pilgrimage, leaving cork City at 9am on Saturday 8th June pick ups available in Mallow, Limerick, Galway Sligo & Dundoran. Returning on Tuesday 11th June. Overnight stay Saturday night in Bundoran, onto Lough Derg Sunday for the 3- Day Pilgrimage. Return journey on Tuesday with a stop for mass in Knock. For further info & Bookings contact Paddy O Sullivan on 021-450 2572.

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for people of all age on Saturday 15th of June from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Auditions for those aged 7 – 12 from 10am – 2pm, age 13-17 from 2pm – 4pm and age 18+ from 4pm – 6pm. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066)7123055 to make an appointment.

 

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL wish to advise that Pavement Improvement Works will commence on the N69 between Coolnaleen and Mountcoal from June 10th and continue for approximately 8 weeks. Traffic Management will be in place for the duration of the project and people should be advised that additional travel time will be required in order to make any journeys through this site. Advance works signage will be in place on the N69 from this Friday and bulletins will be broadcast on Radio Kerry with additional notices on Kerry County Councils Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 -  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, 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. 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 & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

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

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat          25th        7.30pm                Charlie & Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased of the Brosnan & Joy families

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun        26th       10.00am               Parishioners

 

 MOYVANE:                                                        11.00am               Maureen O’Connor, Ballybunion & Leitrim Middle

 

                                                                (Months Mind)

 

                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 27th May to Sunday 2nd June

 

Mon      27th   7.30pm     Michael Dore, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Tues 28th   7.30pm          Micheál Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

Thurs  30th   7.30pm        Bríd Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni), Peg & Tom Brouder

 

Fri           31st         7.30pm                Baby Jessica O’Connor, Aughrim (1st Anni)

 

Sat            1st         7.30pm                James Duggan, Murhur (Anni)

 

Sun         2nd       11.00am               Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 2nd June

 

Sun         2nd       10.00am               Nancy, Jack, Josie & Rubi McMahon, Lisaniskea

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

ROSARY: At the Grotto this Tuesday evening at 7.15pm. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Marie Walsh & family, Barragougeen on the death of her nephew James

 

McNamara, Asdee and our prayerful support also to the McNamara family at this sad and vulnerable time.  To John Joy & family, Ballyduff on the death of his mother Kathleen whose funeral took place in Ballyduff. 

 

(John worked in Noel Stack’s for a long time).  May James and Kathleen Rest In Peace.  

 

                VERY MANY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP WITH LAST 

 

TUESDAY’S CONCERT

 

I am deeply indebted to all who supported the Concert by their attendance and to the wonderful group of volunteers both inside and outside the Church who ensured that everything went like clockwork.  Aonghus, Ivan and the tremendously talented Denice along with the lighting and sound crew were bowled over by the Church, the welcome and hospitality they received.  Thanks to all who contributed in making it a delightful evening.  

 

                                  THANK GOD FOR THE EXTRAS

 

While numbers were down somewhat on our previous Concerts, there was a delightful number of surprises.  Many in the Parish made very generous donations which insured that we had a healthy profit after all expenses were seen to.  Thank God for the EXTRAS, and the very thoughtful hearts who donated so generously.    

 

                                         NOTICES

 

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS: will be held on Monday 27th May with a 6:15pm registration for a 6:30pm start.  This will take place in the Moyvane GAA field, everyone is welcome. (must have a Moyvane,Knockanure or Kilmorna address to participate).

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE: Works will continue all next week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford rd.  There will be a traffic light system in place on the R551. The L1013 (Bog Road) from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 27th May at 8 am.  This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 31st .  The road will be fully opened on weekends. 

 

 

 

 

 

                            DON’T BE TROUBLED!  “PEACE I LEAVE YOU”

 

Some people have an awful lot of anger inside them, for whatever reason.  The result is that much of life becomes a misery for them.  They enjoy very little peace of mind or serenity of soul.  Robbed of so much, they stumble along, blindly unaware that the roots of their unhappiness lie inside themselves.  But then you meet other people who, in spite of their hardships and difficulties have this inner peace and what a difference it makes to their lives and indeed the lives of others.  There is an old story about two neighbours, James and Miko, ploughing in adjacent fields.  The ground was hard and stony which meant the work was difficult.  A hot sun beat down on them with the result that sweat ran down their faces.  The air was full of flies and with both hands on the plough it was difficult to keep them at bay.  It certainly was no picnic.  Though it was exactly the same for both men they reacted very differently. 

 

BLACK MOOD

 

James was in a black mood.  He was thinking of how hard the work was and about the pain in his arms and legs.  His horse would not go as fast as he wanted him to go so he lashed out at him again and again with his whip.  The beatings only had the effect of making the horse more stubborn and uncooperative.  And to crown it all every time James looked across at Miko in the next field, he got the impression that he was laughing at him.  This made him even angrier.  He was completely oblivious to the singing of the birds and the bleating of the lambs.  Nor had he eyes for the beauty which Spring had bestowed on the surrounding countryside.  The work was hard but his mood was not making it any easier.  He was full of anger and resentment.  Even though at the end of the day he had finished the work, he derived no satisfaction from it.  As he headed for home he experienced a terrible weariness of body and spirit.  It was not work that was to blame but his own agitated state.  Agitation is a symptom of the inner confusion of a soul without peace.

 

CALM AND SERENE

 

Miko, on the other hand, was in a calm and serene mood.  He worked quietly and well in spite of the pains and aches.  Every now and then he stopped to give his horse a rest.  While doing so he would look behind him at the work he had done.  It was good work.  The sight of it encouraged him to keep going and the horse responded to his gentle promptings with an even pull.  As he worked Miko’s heart was lightened by the beauty that Spring had brought.  He looked across at his neighbour.  He bore him no ill-will but he could see he was in a very agitated state.  He would have liked to help him but he knew that when he was in such foul mood it was better to leave him alone.  When Miko had the job done he felt good.  He patted the horse on the side of the neck and gave him some grain to eat.  As he headed for home he was weary in body but felt happy and at peace with the world.  How do you account for the difference between the two neighbours?  It was not in the outer circumstances but in their inner attitudes.  Miko had inner peace, James was in turmoil, he held onto inner anger which spoiled life for him and for others around him.  At this time of your life who do you identify with most – James or Miko? Are you troubled or at peace?

 

OUR VERY SPEICAL NEWS MAN

 

At our successful Church Concert on Tuesday last a special presentation was made to Stephen Stack, Moyvane South in appreciation for all the hard and dedicated work he does on the Moyvane Village website in keeping us all up to speed with current Parish & Community news.  He also brings this news to local press and radio.  Taken by surprise during the interval at the Aonghus McAnally Concert, Stephen was stuck for words and was most appreciative of the gift of a clock with the inscription ‘To Stephen, with sincere thanks, from Moyvane Parish.  You’ll Never Walk Alone’.  The clock with have extra value when Liverpool win the European Cup next weekend!  Thanks Stephen for all your help and cooperation in keeping our Parish in positive news.  You richly deserve a big thank you from all of us.  Congratulations and well done.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MURHUR NS

 

This Saturday at 11am in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane, the children from Mr. Galvin’s class will receive their First Holy Communion.  They are Jonathan, Ali-Mai, Rebecca, Liam, Sara, Ellen, Alice, Ella, Lucy and Jack.  Our blessings and prayerful support good wishes to them and their families, to Mr. Galvin and all in Murhur N.S. who helped and guided them in their preparation a very special thank you.

 

LISTOWEL - ENJOY THE CELEBRATIONS

 

Our good friends in Listowel are in for a few special days in the next two weeks.  President Michael D on Sat, the Races, Writers Week and fab concert in the Community Centre with Fr. Ray Kelly in aid of Ard Cúram on  Thursday 30th.  Tickets €20. You deserve the best.  Please God the weather will be pleasant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  26th   2nd June      

 

 

 

Sat.  25th             Michael O Hanlon, Ballybunion Rd., 1st Ann. /

 

Maureen O Sullivan, Derry, 1st Ann. /

 

Alfe Neville, Bedford /

 

Dan Hayes & Deceased Family, Bridge Rd. /

 

Jane & Paddy Barry & Dec. Family, Dirha Cottages /

 

Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

 

James, Mike Joe & Con Barrett, Ennismore & Gortnaminch /

 

John, Lil, Sean & Tom Carmody, & Deceased Family, Clountubrid /

 

Sheila (Ciss) Browne, William St. /

 

Michael McElligott, Clieveragh   6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

26th       Robert Purcell, Woodford            9.00am

 

                John M. O’Connor, Market St & Clieveragh Pk / Robert & Jackie Toomey, , Ballahadigue 11.30am

 

   Mon 27th                                                         10.30am

 

Tues 28th                                            Margaret Quilter, Ballyduff          10.30am

 

Wed 29th                                                                                            Sheila Delaney nee Keane, Dromerin & California, Recently Deceased            10.30am

 

Thurs  30th          Josephine Tarrant, Church St. Months Mind / Anna Grimes, Kenny Heights /

 

Sharon Greaney, Woodford        10.30am

 

Fri   31st                                  10.30am

 

Sat.

 

1st          Owen McGillicuddy, Cahirdown & William St. / Mamie & Jack O Connor, Angela Caslin /

 

Stephen & Mary Kenny, Church St.          10.30am

 

                Kathleen Heffernan, Ballygologue Pk., Month Mind / Maire & Dick Kiely, Church St. /

 

Elizabeth & Maurice O Sullivan & Michael Keane, Colbert St. / Mary Gore, Charles St. /

 

Mons. Dan Hannon, Greenville. /

 

Mikey, Margaret & Hannah Kennelly, Coolaclarig /Exam Mass     Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

2nd        People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Bridget O Brien, Feale Dr., 1st Anniversary /

 

John B, Mary & Denis Keane, William St. /

 

Eileen & Thomas Healy, Clountubird /

 

Writers Week Mass        11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 26th May,

 

 Fr. Kennelly , 0872931064.  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 † Frank Murphy, Clieveragh.

 

† Sharon Lantolf nee Heaphy, Chicago late of Dirha East. Funeral Arrangements at a later date.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE: John Halpin, Shrone East, 1st Anniversary / Bill Kearney, Clieveragh Pk. / Peggy Gleeson, Church St. / Bridie O Riordan, Gortacrissane /John P. McGrath, Coolaclarig.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION 2019:  immediately after the Vigil Mass this Saturday night,  25th May. Beginning  from the church and following  the normal driving route via William Street, Market Street & Convent Street and  ending up in the grounds of the Presentation Secondary School. Our thanks to all involved and the Presentation Secondary School who are hosting it and to our Parish Liturgy Group who organised it.

 

WRITERS WEEK 2019: We welcome all who are joining us for  Writers Week beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday night next. (May 29th ) and ending on Sunday, 2nd June. Full details of the Festival Programme are on www.writersweek.ie. Best of luck to all involved.

 

TROCAIRE 2019: Our sincere thanks for your generosity towards the ‘poor of our world’ in yet again a fabulous collection. It raised €9,000.00 this year. Fantastic & well done and this amount has now been sent to the Diocesan Office.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY NEXT WEEKEND: Our June children’s Liturgy gathering takes place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night next (June 1st ). All children are welcome as the join the catechists in the Meeting Room during mass. Thanks to all involved.

 

PARISH LITURGY GROUP ANNUAL COLLECTION: takes place next weekend (June 1st & 2nd ) outside the gates of the church. Our Church Liturgy Group  have their own fund which helps when they organise various activities & events  within the church at special times like  Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Holy Week, Easter, Eucharistic Procession, Examination Mass  etc. Your support and their help is much appreciated. .

 

ANNUAL EXAMINATION MASS 2019: for the students and family members takes place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night next, June 1st at 6.15p.m. All who are doing State Exams such as Junior & Leaving Certs and their teachers and  family members are most  welcome. Our thanks again to our Parish Liturgy Group for organise  this mass.

 

DIOCESAN ADORATION EUCHARISTIC REMINDER:  Annual Retreat takes place on Thursday 30th May at The Ardfert Retreat Centre. From 9.30 to 3.30  Fr. Jim Lenihan will lead the retreat.  Also the AGM will take place on Thursday the 06th June at The Church of the Resurrection Killarney at 7.30 all welcome.

 

LEGION OF MARY ABBEYFEALE KNOCK PILGRIMAGE Sunday 9th June, Luxury coach leaving the Church of The Assumption Abbeyfeale at 7am. Cost €20. Contact Bernard on 31565 / Gerard 0872980841 / Michael 32757 & David 0870994272.

 

ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY MASS BALLYBUNION Friday 7th June at 7.30pm.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL’S WRITERS WEEK PRESENTS Ard Cúram Fundraising Choir Concert – Thursday 30th May – Listowel Community Centre in association with Listowel Writers' Week – Tickets €20 each.   An evening of music with Fr Ray Kelly of Britain’s Got Talent fame and North Kerry’s very own Ard Ċúram Community Choir conducted by soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and  accompanied by Kieran Finnegan on piano. The Ard Ċúram Community Choir comprises over 100 members who are all over the age of 55 and hail from every area of North Kerry. Ard Ċúram is a voluntary charity body which provides Day Care Services for the older people of the region and is currently in the process of building a new purpose-built Dementia Day Care Unit in Listowel. The proceeds from this concert will go towards the cost of this new Dementia Centre and Ard Ċúram is indebted to Listowel Writers’ Week for its support of the project. Tickets  for above  can be purchased at our  Parish Office.

 

THE WESTMINSTER LOURDES CHOIR FROM LONDON Invites Parishioners in Kerry to The Cathedral on Thursday 30th May at 7pm. The performance lasts approximately 1 hour.  As a choir we didn't just want to come and perform we wanted to give something back to the community as well, which is why we will be having a shared retiring collection in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link bus.

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE/ CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (CAMHS) NORTH KERRY, we are pleased to offer a two week support programme to help enhance your existing parenting skills.   The programme will aim to teach participants how to set rules, rituals and routines, parental safe care and coping strategies, addressing your child's coping skills, focusing on children who are impulsive,hyperactive and struggle with focus and paying attention The course will also  address the issue of motivation, disruption and defiance, whilst also focusing on the impact it can have on the overall family unit. The course takes place on Friday. May 24 and Friday June 14 respectively from 10am-12 noon daily. Places are limited. Further details available from Toni Clarke on (068 23584).

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 -  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, 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. 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 & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you.

 

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

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

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

 

 MOYVANE:                                        Sat          18th        7.30pm                Mary Stack, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                Sun        19th       10.00am               Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh (Anni) & her husband Pat

 

 MOYVANE:                                                                        11.00am               Mass of Thanksgiving (Special Intention)

 

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

 

                                                                Mon      20th        12noon                Funeral Mass for Peter McGrath, Ahalahana

 

                                                                                                                                (Peter will be reposing at Lyons Funeral Home this

 

                                                                                                                                Sunday evening 19th from 5pm to 8pm with removal

 

                                                                                                                                to Moyvane Church)

 

                                                                Tues      21st         8.00pm                Church Concert with Aonghus McAnally & guests

 

                                                                Fri           24th        7.30pm                Bridget & Bernard Shiel (Birthday & Anni)

 

                                                                Sat          25th       11.00am               First Holy Communion – Murhur N.S.

 

                                                                                                 7.30pm                Charlie & Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased of the Brosnan & Joy families

 

                                                                Sun        26th       11.00am               Maureen O’Connor, Ballybunion & Leitrim Middle

 

 (Months Mind)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 26th May

 

Sun        26th       10.00am               Parishioners

 

 

 

                                

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE: Please note that due to the clean up after the concert Eucharistic Adoration will start at 2pm on Wednesday until the customary 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses this weekend for the Education of Clergy.  This is for those doing further studies and those on courses in our Diocese.  Your generous support would be greatly appreciated.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Carmel McGrath & family, Ahalahana on the death of her husband Peter who died peacefully in the loving care of his family at home on Thursday last.  May Peter reap a joyful and happy reward in the presence of the Risen Lord in God’s Kingdom.  May he Rest in Peace.  (See arrangements in Mass list)

 

ROSARY:  Please note that the Rosary will be at 7.15pm on Monday evening this week due to the concert.

 

DIOCESAN ADORATION EUCHARISTIC REMINDER:  Annual Retreat takes place on Thursday 30th May at The Ardfert Retreat Centre, from 9.30 to 3.30.  Fr. Jim Lenihan, CC, Killarney, will lead the retreat.  Also the AGM will take place on Thursday the 06th June at The Church of the Resurrection Killarney at 7.30 all welcome.

 

                                                                                NOTICES

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED: Summer outing to Killarney on Friday 7th June. Cost €20.   Book with Eileen Collins 087/9313912; Noreen O’Connell 068/49238 or Elaine Flaherty 087/3315935.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:  Works will continue all next week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford Rd.  The L1013 from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 20th May at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 24th.  The road will be fully opened on weekends.

 

                ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR AONGHUS & CO

 

This coming Tuesday evening our annual Church Concert will take place starting at 8pm in Moyvane Church. Doors open at 7pm.  I call on the usual stewards and helpers to be there at 6.30pm to ensure that everything runs smoothly.  Please note tickets will be available at the door for those who haven’t had an opportunity to get tickets yet or who may at the last minute decide to join us.  Tickets available after all Masses this weekend.

 

A LESSON WELL LEARNED – “LOVE ONE ANOTHER”

 

Andy was a sweet, amusing 15 year old whom everyone liked but harassed, just because that was the way one treated Andy Drake.  He took the joking well.  He always smiled back with those great big eyes that seemed to say, “Thank you, thank you”, with each sweeping blink.  For all of us in fifth year, Andy was our outlet, he was our whipping boy. He even seemed grateful to pay this special price for acceptance and inclusion in our group. Andy even appeared to like the song we sung to the air of Jack Sprat, which went as follows:  

 

Andy Drake, don’t eat no cake, and his sister don’t eat no pie. If it wasn’t for the dole all the Drakes would die. 

 

I don’t know why poor Andy had to endure this lousy treatment to deserve our friendship and membership in the group.  It just evolved naturally – no vote or discussion.  I don’t recall that it was ever mentioned that Andy’s Dad was in prison and his Mom severely affected by that, worked extremely hard to rear a large family.  Andy was a member by our sufferance.  Despite that, we all liked Andy until that day – until that very moment.  “He’s different! We don’t want him, do we” Which one of us said it? I’ve wanted to blame Anthony all these years, but I can’t honestly say who spoke those trigger words that brought out the savagery lying dormant but so near the surface in all of us.  It matters not who spoke those awful words, what matters is that all of us (including yours truly) joined them in the same cry. 

 

HAUNTED AND ASHAMED

 

I am still haunted and ashamed.  Then one day I stumbled on those unwelcome but irrefutable words that convicted me forever: “The hottest corners of hell are reserved for those who during a moment of crisis, maintain their neutrality” The weekend was to be like others the group had enjoyed together.   After school on Fridays we would meet at the home of one of the members.  As it was my home we were gathering in the group forced me to tell Andy the news.  Me?  I who had long believed that Andy secretly thought a little more of me than he did the others because of some extra chats we had when the others had gone.  I can still plainly see Andy as he hopped from his crock of a bike, sweaty and late but smiling.  He appeared excited and happy.  Acceptance in the group meant the world to him, especially when life at home was so difficult and hard for him.  He greeted me with a smile.  The others were in the shed where we would have our party and fun - food provided by the Mums earlier in the day.  Andy’s Mum was never there.  Still full of fun and smiling, putting his bike against the side of the shed, I said to myself, why won’t he get serious?  Can’t he see I’m not returning his smiles.  Then suddenly he got serious.  His innocent countenance opened even more, leaving him totally vulnerable.  “It’s bad news Kev isn’t it?  Let’s have it”.   Andy never fought back.  Incredulously, I heard myself say, “Andy, we don’t want you”.  Hauntingly vivid still is the stunning quickness with which two huge tears sprang into Andy’s eyes and just stayed there.  Vivid because of a million maddening returns of that scene in my mind - the way Andy looked at me.  He headed for his bike and cycled away. As he did someone in the group started to break the silence and began the old song. “Andy drake don’t eat no cake, and his sister don’t……….”Then it was unanimous!  No vote taken, no word spoken but we all knew.  We knew that we had done something horribly, cruelly wrong.  Shortly after that Andy moved to another area.  I never saw Andy Drake again.  Andy thought me a valuable lesson.  My conscience places Andy’s mask over the face of every disadvantaged person with whom I have come in contact with since.  Each one stares back at me with the same haunting expectant look that became fixed in my mind that day fifty years ago. Our Gospel this weekend invites us “To love one another as I have loved you”.  What poor Andy suffered at my hands that day and the loving courage he showed, Jesus has twisted, turned and moulded into a blessing.  As a result I have never knowingly betrayed another Andy Drake.  Nor, I pray, shall I ever. 

 

        THE SILENCE FROM EIRGRID AND ELECTRIC IRELAND IS DEAFENING!

 

Our public meetings in the Marian Hall promised so much, in terms of getting back to Parishioners with information and answers to the many questions and concerns raised, and of course to the Community Fund.  So we eagerly await the announcement of the Fund.  No firm date has been given for this announcement. €42 million is invested in the project.

 

 

 

  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel News

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  19th   26th MAY     

 

 

 

Sat.  18th             John Guiney, Charles St. & Dec Mem Guiney Moyvane South / Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /Kathleen Hussey, Knockroe Drive /

 

Eileen Doyle, Fourhane / Deceased  Members of the Grogan  & Nolan Families, Charles St.          6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

19th       Mary Ann Murphy, Billerough /

 

Aíne Hennessy, Killocrim, Birthday Rem. /

 

Peg Boland, Market Street          9.00am

 

                Phil Walsh, Dirha West, 1st Anniversary/ Michael Dowling, Derry /

 

Liam O Driscoll, Feale Drive /

 

Patrick Dee, Lisselton Cross         11.30am

 

   Mon 20th                                                         10.30am

 

Tues 21st                            Freddie Chute, Cherrytree Dr., Months Mind     10.30am

 

Wed 22nd                                                                                           Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara          10.30am

 

Thurs  23rd                          10.30am

 

Fri   24th                                 10.30am

 

Sat.

 

25th       Mary Foley, Coolnalaught, Bedford, Recently Deceased /

 

John Jeremiah Scannell & Dec. Family, Dromin / Mairead Holly & Joe Lynch          10.30am

 

                Michael O Hanlon, Ballybunion Rd., 1st Ann. /

 

Alfe Neville, Bedford /

 

Jane & Paddy Barry & Dec. Family, Dirha Cottages /

 

Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

 

James, Mike Joe & Con Barrett, Ennismore & Gortnaminch /

 

John, Lil, Sean & Tom Carmody, & Deceased Family, Clountubrid /

 

Sheila (Ciss) Browne, William St. /

 

Michael McElligott, Clieveragh   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

26th       Robert Purcell, Woodford            9.00am

 

                Maureen O Sullivan, Derry, 1st Ann. /

 

John M. O’Connor, Market St & Clieveragh Pk / Robert & Jackie Toomey, , Ballahadigue 11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 19th May,

 

 Fr. Sean Hanafin, 0878341083.  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 † Edward (Ned) Walsh, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

†Jim (Seamus) O’Sullivan, The Curragh late of Gortnaminch. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND: is in aid of Education of Clergy  & our Seminarians which will take place immediately after Holy Communion. Thank you for your generosity.

 

PARISH FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS 2019:  We  congratulate the 95 Children  from Presentation Primary, Scoil Realta Na Maidine, Killocrim & Gael Scoil Schools  who received their First Holy Communion on this Saturday morning. Well done to the children, their teachers and family members.

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA Meeting to take place on Thursday next  23rd May in Knocknaure at 8.00 p.m. The representatives from the Parishes of Duagh, Lixnaw, Moyvane & Listowel are asked to attend.

 

TRÓCAIRE – Just a reminder that the Trócaire Collection is due to be sent away next week. If anyone has any boxes or envelopes please return them to the Sacristy or  the Parish Office. Thank you.

 

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION 2019: Our Parish Liturgy Committee is delighted to announce that our Annual Eucharistic Procession will take place  – immediately after the Vigil Mass on Saturday night next,  25th May. It will begin from the church and follow the normal driving route via  William Street & Market Street end up in the grounds of the Presentation Secondary School. Our thanks to the Presentation Secondary School who are hosting it.

 

ANNUAL EXAMINATION MASS 2019: for the students and family members and organised by our Liturgy Group takes place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday, June 1st at 6.15p.m. All who are doing State Exams such as Junior & Leaving Certs and their  teachers and  family members are most  welcome.

 

GROTTO ROSARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY in  Killocrim, Thursday 24th May at 8pm.  O’Connell’s Ave., Sundays at 6pm. Finuge Grotto Wednesdays at 8pm. All are welcome!

 

DIOCESAN ADORATION EUCHARISTIC REMINDER:  Annual Retreat takes place on Thursday 30th May at The Ardfert Retreat Centre. From 9.30 to 3.30  Fr. Jim Lenihan will lead the retreat.  Also the AGM will take place on Thursday the 06th June at The Church of the Resurrection Killarney at 7.30 all welcome.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

PRESIDENT MICHAEL D. HIGGINS will be in Listowel on Saturday next May 25th to unveil the Tidy Towns Plague in the Square at 11.30am. Please come along & share in celebration of Irelands Tidiest Town. Everyone Welcome.

 

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

 

LISTOWEL’S WRITERS WEEK PRESENTS Ard Cúram Fundraising Choir Concert – Thursday 30th May – Listowel Community Centre in association with Listowel Writers' Week – Tickets €20 each.   An evening of music with Fr Ray Kelly of Britain’s Got Talent fame and North Kerry’s very own Ard Ċúram Community Choir conducted by soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and  accompanied by Kieran Finnegan on piano. The Ard Ċúram Community Choir comprises over 100 members who are all over the age of 55 and hail from every area of North Kerry. Ard Ċúram is a voluntary charity body which provides Day Care Services for the older people of the region and is currently in the process of building a new purpose-built Dementia Day Care Unit in Listowel. The proceeds from this concert will go towards the cost of this new Dementia Centre and Ard Ċúram is indebted to Listowel Writers’ Week for its support of the project. Tickets  for above  can be purchased at our  Parish Office.

 

THE WESTMINSTER LOURDES CHOIR FROM LONDON Invites Parishioners in Kerry to The Cathedral on Thursday 30th May at 7pm. Over 50 members of The Westminster Lourdes Choir from London will perform an original piece called Peters Way of The Cross. The piece has been written and composed by two of our members and  have performed it in many venues over recent years, including Westminster Cathedral and The Grand Hall of The Old Bailey. The performance lasts approximately 1 hour.  As a choir we didn't just want to come and perform we wanted to give something back to the community as well, which is why we will be having a shared retiring collection in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link bus.

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE/ CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (CAMHS) NORTH KERRY, we are pleased to offer a two week support programme to help enhance your existing parenting skills.   The programme will aim to teach participants how to set rules, rituals and routines, parental safe care and coping strategies, addressing your child's coping skills, focusing on children who are impulsive,hyperactive and struggle with focus and paying attention The course will also  address the issue of motivation, disruption and defiance, whilst also focusing on the impact it can have on the overall family unit. The course takes place on Friday. May 24 and Friday June 14 respectively from 10am-12 noon daily. Places are limited. Further details available from Toni Clarke on (068 23584).

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 -  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, 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. 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 & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

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

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat          11th        7.30pm                Jeremiah McCarthy Snr & Jeremiah McCarthy Jnr

 

                                                                                                                                Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun        12th       10.00am               Mary Rose Kennelly & Norah Kennelly Kelly

 

                                                                                                                                Gortdromagouna (Anni)

 

 MOYVANE:                                                        11.00am               David Foley, Kilbaha (Anni) & deceased of the 

 

                                                                                                                                Foley & O’Connor families

 

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

 

Mon      13th        7.30pm                Con J. Mulvihill & his wife Catherine & their son

 

                                                                Con, Clounbrane (Anni) & deceased of Mulvihill family

 

Tues 14th    7.30pm         Timothy & Julia Flaherty, Moher (Anni)

 

Thurs  16th           7.30pm                Maura O’Connor, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Fri           17th    7.30pm    John Dunne, Drommurhur & Detroit, Michigan (Rec Dec

 

                                                                (brother to Tom Dunne, Drommurhur)

 

Sat          18th        7.30pm                Mary Stack, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

Sun        19th        11.00am              Mass of Thanksgiving (Special Intention)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 19th May

 

Sun        19th        10.00am              Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh (Anni) & her husband Pat

 

                 

 

                                  

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mike O’Sullivan, the Village on the death of his cousin Julie Hahesy, Limerick.  The internment of Julie’s ashes will take place in Ahavoher Cemetery this Sunday afternoon at 1pm.  May Julie Rest In Peace.

 

ROSARY:  At the Grotto every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm for the month of May.  Please would the person or persons who removed the Rosary Beads from the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary return it to the Grotto. 

 

Thank you.  P.S. On the week of the concert Rosary will transfer to Monday 20th. 

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED: Summer outing to Killarney on Friday 7th June.  Lunch and evening tea.  Cost €20.  Leaving Church car park at 11am.  Book with Eileen Collins 087/9313912; Noreen O’Connell 068/49238 or Elaine Flaherty 087/3315935.

 

CHURCH CONCERT: I really need a bigger response and help with our up and coming Concert on Tuesday May 21st.  Can you help?

 

ROAD CLOSURE: Works will continue all next week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford Rd.  There will be a traffic light system in place on the R551.  The L1013 (Bog Road, Bog Line). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods Will be closed from Monday 13th May at 8 am This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 17th.  The road will be fully opened on weekends. ESB Networks apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during the works and we will endeavour to minimise disruption to residents and landowners during the works.  ASDEE ACTIVE RETIRED & FRIENDS: are going on their Annual weekend away, this year it is to Connemara from 7th - 9th July. Visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Heritage Centre, Homestead of Dan O Hara, Cruise of Killary Fjord, St. Bridget's Celtic Gardens, Shopping in Clifden and lots more.  Immediate booking is necessary. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086/8696341 or Mairead Doyle 087/1386831. Everybody Welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   I AM SOMEBODY

 

On our journey of life, God calls us to encourage and build one another up; not discourage or tear each other down.  We are to add, not subtract, multiply rather than divide.  We are to leave an enduring impression, not a careless dent, smooth out the rough roads, rather than create new potholes.  God asks us to sing a joyful song, soar on eagles wings, radiate light into unseen places.  Bring a blessing rather than a curse to those that we meet.  In life we are called to leap in faith, not limp with doubt; give freely of our time, love and resources rather than cling greedily to them.  Along the way we are to exercise proper stewardship of earth’s resources, not pillage the heritage of future generations.  God calls us to be messengers of peace, signs of joy not carriers of gloom-n-doom – enjoy life, remember, savour and reflect on it.  He calls us to dare mighty things, show up, stand up, speak up.  We are to move forward through forgiveness, not grind to a halt mired in bitterness and resentment.  God calls each of us to create, laugh and live life nobly.  In short, we are called to be wired and wonderful in our own unique God given way; to each that realise that “I am a remarkable somebody, not a nobody, an everybody or an anybody”.  

 

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

 

In this weekend’s Masses we have one of the loveliest Gospels of the year – that in which Jesus describes Himself as the Good Shepherd.  He says:  “I know my sheep.  They listen to my voice and follow Me”. We say we belong to the Good Shepherd, yet we don’t always listen to Him or follow Him.  Let us all reflect for a moment on our failure to respond to His love and tender care.  Lord Jesus, we are your people, the  sheep of your flock. 

 

Continue to mind and bless us in doing your holy will.  Bind our wounds and search for us when we are lost.  

 

HEARTS THAT GIVE LIFE

 

William has special needs and was institutionalised when he was very young.  He is a deeply wounded young man.  He feels his has disappointed his parents.  He is deaf and stammers but these are only his visible wounds.  The deepest wound is that of the heart:  The feeling that he has not been loved, that he is not precious to anyone. We believe that we have hands that can make things and minds that can understand things.  Yet we don’t believe that we have hearts that can give life.  But we are not sterile people.  We can give life to people who are inwardly broken.  We can show them that they are important and so bring life to them.  “I can do nothing for you:  all I can do is be your friend”  The person who says that and means it, has the greatest contribution of all to make.  Good Shepherd Sunday, is also vocations Sunday.  All vocations are vocations to love.  

 

GIVING INSTEAD OF TAKING

 

Lord make me an instrument of your peace 

 

So that I will love, where others hate;

 

So that I will forgive, where others feel insult; 

 

So that I will reconcile where there is dispute;

 

So that I will speak the truth, where there is error,

 

So that I will bring the faith, where doubts threaten, So that I will awaken hope, where despair torments, So that I will bring joy, where there is worry.

 

Lord, let me endeavour, not to be comforted but to comfort others; Not to be loved, but to love.

 

For whoever devotes himself to others, receives;

 

Who forgets himself finds,

 

Who forgives will be forgiven,

 

And who dies will awaken to Eternal Life. Help us Lord to give instead of taking.

 

KNOCKANURE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

 

Congratulations and blessings to the following Emily, Shauna, Gemma, Aoibhinn, Cillian, Jack, Adam, Conor, James, Seán, Aaron and Sarah on receiving their First Holy Communion in Knockanure.  A very special thank you to Ms. McDermott for having the children so exceptionally well prepared.  Our prayerful good wishes to her and to her Mum at this time.  Very many thanks to all in the school who have helped so willingly in the children’s preparation.  A special thank you to Mary Fitzgerald from the Parish Pastoral Council who helped with the preparation Masses that took place in the Church.  We wish the children a long and happy relationship with Jesus throughout their lives.  First Holy Communion for the children of Murhur N.S. is on Saturday 25th May. 

 

 

 

    

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  12th   19th MAY     

 

 

 

Sat.  11th             Nora Enright nee McElligott, Dromin Months Mind / Sarah Mulldoon nee Canavan, Dirha & Tyrone, Recently Deceased / 

 

Danny Barrett, Clieveragh & Ballygologue Pk / Edward & Joe Scanlon, Bridge Rd /

 

Ron Lucey, John O Connell & David Roche O’Connell’s Ave. / Tom O Connor, Bunagara   6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

12th       Cyril Puttock, Michael Bunny Dalton, Mary Dalton & Michael Buddy Dalton, Charles St.   9.00am

 

                Eamon Murphy, Behins /

 

Tom O Connell, Ballygrennan /

 

Dec. Mem. of the Carroll Family, Ann Sheehy, Ennismore, Mary, Bill, Joan, Kathleen, Margaret & Eileen Brosna & Kilmanihan West / Peter Dowling, Woodford      11.30am

 

   Mon 13th                                         Lena & John Mulvihill, Kilarda /

 

Michael, Mary & Lily Foley, Cahirdown /

 

Wulf Sobieralski, Ballygologue Pk. & Germany & John & Margaret Guerin, Cahridown     10.30am

 

Tues 14th                           Martin Mulvihill, Asdee /

 

Kevin Gegg Sheehy, Greenville, Birthday Rem.  10.30am

 

Wed 15th                                                                                            Mary Mulvihill, Market St. /

 

Eileen O Callaghan, Ennismore   10.30am

 

Thurs  16th          Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Road       10.30am

 

Fri   17th               Private Intention                10.30am

 

Sat.

 

18th       First Holy Communion 2019         10.30am

 

                Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /

 

Kathleen Hussey, Knockroe Drive /

 

Eileen Doyle, Fourhane / Deceased  Members of the Grogan  & Nolan Families, Charles St.          Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

19th       Mary Ann Murphy, Billerough /

 

Aíne Hennessy, Killocrim, Birthday Rem. /

 

Peg Boland, Market Street          9.00am

 

                Phil Walsh, Dirha West, 1st Anniversary/ Michael Dowling, Derry /

 

Liam O Driscoll, Feale Drive          11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 12th May,  Fr. Brendan Walsh, 0877913271 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 † Nora Carey nee O’Donnell, died Florida late of Clounmacon.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE: Bridie Halpin, Greenville / Patrick Brennan, Skehenerin / Mary O Callaghan, Clieveragh & Cork/ Alice Forbes nee Hartnett, Middlesex & Killocrim.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PARISH ADORATION WEEKEND: Well done to all involved in our Mini Retreat which started on Friday night and ended on this Saturday afternoon. Our ‘thanks’ to Fr. Pat Cahill and his team who led the weekend and to all who from the ‘Adoration Group’ who organised it. No doubt our Parish will be blessed with many spiritual blessings as a result of the prayer. 

 

VOCATIONS SUNDAY: As we celebrate Good Shepherds Sunday this weekend we ask you to pray for Vocations to the Priesthood  & Religious life.  Have you ever considered the Priesthood? We bring your attention to a  ‘Come and See vocations retreat’  being  held in St Patrick's College,  Maynooth next weekend -  18th/19th May. Further details and information from Fr. Declan : or   Fr Michael Moynihan, Kerry Vocations Director  at 0876551902.

 

PARISH FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS 2019:  We  congratulate the 12 pupils from Nano Nagle School  who received their First Holy Communion on this Saturday afternoon at the Hospital Chapel. The remaining four schools will have their big day on Saturday next, 18th May at 10.30 a.m. .We the children, their parents, family members, their teachers every blessing.

 

GRADUATION OF OUR YOUTH MINISTERS: We congratulate our seven parishioners who will graduate on Wednesday night next  (May 15th )  – in St. Patrick’s Hall having participated in a Youth Ministry Course over the past few months. The course was the initiative of the Diocese of Kerry and was a response to the concern expressed by our parish about how to involve our young people. The participants had the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and practical tools and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth. Please God their skills will now greatly benefit our Parish.

 

FEAST OF ST. BRENDAN: Patron Saint of our Diocese takes place on Thursday next (May 16th ). Special prayers will be said at our 10.30 a.m. Mass

 

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE GRADUATION MASS: takes place in the College on Friday next (May 17th ) at 12.15 p.m. Congratulations to the boys who are graduating., their family members and teachers.

 

MAY DIOCESAN COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND: is in aid of Education of Clergy  & our Seminarians which will take place immediately after Holy Communion throughout the Diocese  (Sat. 18th / 19th May) Thank you for your generosity.

 

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION 2019: Our Parish Liturgy Committee is delighted to announce that our Annual Eucharistic Procession will take place in two weeks’ time – immediately after the Vigil Mass on Saturday 25th May. It will begin from the church and end up in the grounds of the Presentation Secondary School. More details next weekend.

 

ANNUAL EXAMINATION MASS: for the students and family members and organised by our Liturgy Group takes place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday, June 1st. More details later.

 

GROTTO ROSARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY in  Killocrim, 17th & 24th May at 8pm.  O’Connell’s Ave., Sundays at 6pm. Finuge Grotto Wednesdays at 8pm. All are welcome!

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL NOTICE regrets to inform you that due to road resurfacing works taking place in the Listowel Square Car Park, the car park will be closed between 12pm. on this  Sunday 12th May until 5pm. the 15th of May inclusive. Parking in the square will be prohibited on these dates. Deliveries to businesses will be facilitated where possible. Kerry County Council apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

LISTOWEL’S WRITERS WEEK PRESENTS Ard Curam Fundraising Choir Concert – Thursday 30th May – Listowel Community Centre in association with Listowel Writers' Week – Tickets €20 each.   An evening of music with Fr Ray Kelly of Britain’s Got Talent fame and North Kerry’s very own Ard Ċúram Community Choir conducted by soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and  accompanied by Kieran Finnegan on piano. The Ard Ċúram Community Choir comprises over 100 members who are all over the age of 55 and hail from every area of North Kerry. Ard Ċúram is a voluntary charity body which provides Day Care Services for the older people of the region and is currently in the process of building a new purpose-built Dementia Day Care Unit in Listowel. The proceeds from this concert will go towards the cost of this new Dementia Centre and Ard Ċúram is indebted to Listowel Writers’ Week for its support of the project. Tickets  for above  can be purchased at our  Parish Office.

 

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.

 

THE REMEMBERING ZOË CHARITY CYCLE in association with Abbeyfeale Cycling Club takes place on this  Sunday May 12th, starting in Abbeyfeale.  The Cycle will come to Duagh village from Listowel, turn right at O’Connor’s Shop, up the hill, turn left onto the Cork line and travel to Fealesbridge between the times of 10.00 and 12.00.The organisers’ thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  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. Office closed on Mon 6th May.  Book Masses, Baptisms & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you.

 

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

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

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

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat           4th    7.30pm     John O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun         5th   10.00am    Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna (Anni), and Mass Moyvane at 11am Tom O’Flaherty, The Village Moyvane, Anni.

 

Mass Moyvane; Wed. 8th at 7.30pm Mass for deceased members of Newtownsandes Creamery.

 

 Thursday 9th at 7.30pm for James and Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha, Anni; Friday 10th at 7.30pm, for Jerry and Jenny O’Carroll and their son Christopher, New Houses; Sat 11th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah McCarthy Snr and Jeremiah McCarthy Jnr of Gortdromasillihy and Mass on Sunday 12th at 11am for David Foley, Kilbaha and the deceased of the Foley and O’Connor Family’s

 

Mass Knockanure Sat 11th at 11 am, First Holy Communion for Scoil Chorp Chriost and Mass on Sunday 12th at 10 am for Mary Rose Kennelly & Nora Kennelly Kelly of Gortdromagowna.

 

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

 

ROSARY:  At the Grotto every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm for the month of May.  Please would the person or persons who removed the Rosary Beads from the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary return it to the Grotto. 

 

Thank you.  P.S. On the week of the concert Rosary will transfer to Monday 20th. 

 

VOCATIONS: Perhaps God is calling you to be a Diocesan Priest.  Come and See vocations retreat will be held in St Patrick's College Maynooth on 18th/19th May. For details contact Fr Michael Moynihan at 087/6551902.                                                                  MARY’S NIGHT

 

A delightful and emotional night in the Marian Hall on Tuesday night last for Moyvane’s last Post Mistress – our very special Mary Collins.  A fantastic ten years of dedicated and generous service came to an end on Monday 29th.  It was great to see such a fantastic parish response by the huge number who attended.  What a night, what a celebration.  Very many thanks to all who contributed in so many ways in making the night so very special for Mary and her family.  They are deeply appreciative of all your gifts and generosity.  The wide variety of lovely food and the cuppa ensured that people mingled for quite a while after Mass which was great to witness.  Please note that the letter box in front of our former Post Office is still in use and is collected each day at 3.30pm.  

 

 

 

 

 

                               NOBODY LIKES TO FAIL

 

Yes it’s so true – nobody likes to fail.  The Apostles failed, but the Stranger on the shore got them to say:  “We caught nothing – we failed” If we can say these words in the presence of someone we trust, then suddenly failure loses its power over us.  It is sometimes easier to say them to a sympathetic stranger than to a friend.  Then the Stranger told them to let down the net once more.  They did so and made a large catch of fish.  This shows that even when Jesus is only a shadow figure on the margins of our lives we are still OK if we do what He says.  Once Peter recognised the Stranger he wanted to encounter Him, he wanted to be near Him.   There is a world of difference between those who have encountered the Risen Jesus and those who obey a Stranger.  The Risen Jesus nourishes those who encounter Him and He gives them a task to do.  He says to them and indeed to all of us:  “Feed my lambs, feed my sheep”.  

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH LISTOWEL

 

WITH FR. PATRICK CAHILL:  Friday 10th & Saturday 11th May  - PROGRAMME Fri 10th May 7.00pm, Mass & Talk by Fr. Cahill followed by a Special guided Holy Hour-Confessions available. Adoration continues afterwards in the Church until Midnight. Sat 11th May 8am to 10am Adoration in the Church 9am to 10am-Confessions available 10.30am Mass & talk by Fr. Cahill Adoration continuing Confessions available 1.45pm Healing Hour – Led by Fr. Cahill. 3pm Benediction 3.30pm Closing of Adoration. Intention: Youth and Family. Everyone welcome.

 

PETER’S TRIPLE CONFESSION OF LOVE

 

A couple of days after President Kennedy was tragically gunned down in Dallas, Texas, A Presbyterian Church from the state of Michigan wrote to the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald.  They had heard that she wished to stay in America and learn the English language.  They took it upon themselves to write to her and invite her to come to their community with the promise of finding her a home that she might get a fresh start on a productive life.  Unfortunately, many persons both in the local community and from around the nation got wind of this plan and began writing many critical letters about their Christian offer to this heartbroken widow.  One person probably described the situation most correctly when she said, “I never heard of a Church doing anything like this before”   She knew that forgiveness is not often found in a group of believers who could probably best be called and known as ‘sinners anonymous’.  Forgiveness is so hard.  The Minister began the painstaking job of answering each letter that came across his desk that was both unkind and critical of the Church’s response.  With great sensitivity he wrote each person a letter sharing that he understood their feelings and emotions about their efforts on behalf of Mrs Oswald.  However, he ended each letter by sharing:  “The only thing you have not shown us is that what we have done would not have been done by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”.  Right now, is there someone it would take a serious act of faith to forgive?  Are you seriously willing to try?

 

                                     NOTICES

 

MOYVANE LIBRARY VISITS:  Every second Wednesday 11.30am to 12noon.  Next visit 8th May.

 

COMMEMORATION:  of the 98th Anniversary of the Gortaglanna Martyrs will take place on Saturday evening 11th May at 7pm.  People attending are asked to meet at McMahons Bridge, Kilmorna.  All welcome. 

 

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE:  Works will continue all next week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford road.  There will be a traffic light system in place.  The L1013 (Bog Road, Bog Line). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Tuesday 7th May at 8 am This will be a 24-hour closure from 8am on Tuesday until 7pm on Friday.  The road will be fully opened on weekends.  ESB Networks apologise in advance for any inconvenience and they will endeavour to minimise disruption to residents and landowners during the works.  

 

PIETA HOUSE - DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 11th 2019 at 4.15am.

 

Registration is online only @ http://dil.pieta.ie

 

ALZHEIMER'S TEA DAY: There is an Alzheimer’s Tea Morning in Christy’s Bar, Listowel on 10th May from 10am to 2pm. Your donations will be used to provide local home care services to help people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. We really hope you can come along and support.

 

VENERABLE EDEL QUINN: To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the death of Edel Quinn in Nairobi,  Holy Mass will be celebrated on Monday 13th May at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. All welcome.  Legion of Mary.

 

SAFE & ENJOYABLE WEEKEND:     God’s warm blessings to bless and protect us for an enjoyable weekend. 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                     

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   5th   12th MAY     

 

 

 

Sat.  4th                Maurice Walsh, Golf View & The Square, Months Mind /

 

Bessie Murphy, Feale Drive, Months Mind /

 

Margaret Broderick, Inch East, 1st Ann. /

 

Jeremiah & Ellen McCarthy, Toor, Duagh /

 

Paddy Gaughan, Charlie O Donovan & Hannah & Jack  O Regan, Listowel & Cork /

 

Private Intention / Jack & Mary Jo Corridan, Ballinruddery / Agnes & Michael Mulvihill & Mary Shanahan, Charles St.                 6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

5th         Robert Purcell, Knockamoohane               9.00am

 

                Sean O Sullivan, Market St. / Mary Tarmey, Clieveragh/ Margaret Broderick, Inch East /

 

Fr. Pat Keane, Barraduff               11.30am

 

   Mon 6th                                            Joan Guerin, Convent St., Months Mind                10.30am

 

Tues 7th                                               10.30am

 

Wed 8th                                                                              Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan & Deceased Family, Derry & Ballylongford                 10.30am

 

Thurs  9th            Eoin O Neill, Ballygologue Rd       10.30am

 

Fri   10th               People of the Parish         10.30am

 

Sat.

 

11th       Kathleen & James Keane Stack William St             10.30am

 

                Nano Nagle 1st Holy Communion

 

Hospital Chapel 2.30pm

 

                Nora Enright nee McElligott, Dromin Months Mind / Sarah Mulldoon nee Canavan, Dirha & Tyrone, Recently Deceased / 

 

Danny Barrett, Clieveragh & Ballygologue Pk / Edward & Joe Scanlon, Bridge Rd /

 

Ron Lucey, John O Connell & David Roche O’Connell’s Ave.          Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

12th       Cyril Puttock, Michael Bunny Dalton, Mary Dalton & Michael Buddy Dalton, Charles St.   9.00am

 

                Eamon Murphy, Behins /

 

Tom O Connell, Ballygrennan      11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 5th May,

 

Fr. Declan O Connor, 0870908949 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 † Kathleen Heffernan, Ballygologue Park. 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:  will take place at the Vigil Mass in the  Parish Meeting Room on next Saturday night. All are welcome!

 

CONFIRMATION 2019: We congratulate our 72 parishioners from Scoil Reálta na Maidne, An Gael Scoil & Presentation Primary School who received their Confirmation on Friday last (May 3rd )  by Bishop Ray Browne. Well done to the children, their parents, their teachers, Sr. Consolata & Choir and all who made their day so memorable. You all did a great job.

 

PARISH LITURGY GROUP will meet on Thursday 9th May at 7.30pm. in the Presbytery.

 

GROTTO ROSARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY in  Killocrim, Fridays at 8pm. O’Connell’s Ave., Sundays at 6pm. Finuge Grotto Wednesdays at 8pm. All are welcome!

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH  WITH FR. PATRICK CAHILL NEXT WEEKEND Friday 10th & Saturday 11th May beginning with Mass & Talk  on Friday at  7.00pm.,  by Fr. Cahill followed by a Special guided Holy Hour Confessions available. Adoration continues afterwards in the Church until Midnight. Sat., 11th May 8am to 10am Adoration in the Church 9am to 10am Confessions available 10.30am Mass & talk by Fr. Cahill Adoration continuing Confessions available 1.45pm Healing Hour – Led by Fr. Cahill. 3pm Benediction 3.30pm Closing of Adoration. Intention: Youth and Family. Fáilte!

 

VENERABLE EDEL QUINN To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the death of Edel Quinn in Nairobi,  we are celebrating Holy Mass on Monday 13th May at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.  We would be delighted if you would come and join us.  Legion of Mary.

 

HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED BEING A KERRY DIOCESAN PRIEST? “ONCE WE COME TO REALISE HOW MUCH GOD HAS GIVEN US, a life of self-sacrifice, of working for him and for others, becomes a privileged way of responding to his great love. ” - Pope Francis. Perhaps God is calling you to be a Diocesan Priest.  A Come and See vocations retreat will be held in St Patrick's College Maynooth on 18th/19th May.

 

For details contact Fr Michael Moynihan at 0876551902.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IWA are holding their AGM in the IWA Day/Resource Centre at Ballygologue road on the 8th ,May at 1.30pm. The IWA provide a wide range of services to people with mobility difficulties Info: Jackie at 086 395 3387."

 

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY are holding a 6 week programme facilitated by Edel Lawlor commencing Wednesday 8th May at 5pm-7pm. The name of the programme is Climb. It is to help Children deal with a cancer diagnosis of a family member. This Programme is Fun, Creative and is Free For more information please ring Reception 0667192122

 

ALZHEIMER'S TEA DAY in Christy’s Bar, The Square, Friday 10th May from 10am to 2pm. Your donations will be used to provide local home care services to help people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Hope you can come along.

 

DARKNESS  INTO LIGHT WALK  Saturday 11th May, Listowel Time  4.15am.  Funds raised are going to Pieta House. 

 

To register:  https://www.darknessintolight.ie/

 

THE REMEMBERING ZOË CHARITY CYCLE in association with Abbeyfeale Cycling Club takes place on Sunday May 12th, starting in Abbeyfeale. The Cycle will pass through Listowel town coming from the Tarbert road, through the Square and heading towards Duagh between the times of 09.45 to 11.00.

 

The organisers thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you.

 

NORTH KERRY MS SOCITY recent annual collect wishes to thank all those who helped and gave so generously to the collection amount raised was €1,542.09 .

 

PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT/KERRY HOSPICE. Charity Fundraising dance in the Torc Hotel, Killarney on Friday 10th May at 8.30pm

 

(Doors open at 8pm), in Aid of the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice. Tickets are €10, can be bought on the door or by calling - 0876276146.

 

 

 

Please note our Parish Office will be closed on this May Bank Holiday Monday,, May 6th. Office re-opens again on Tuesday morning at 10.00 a.m. Enjoy weekend

 

 

 

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 & Weddings during office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

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

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat          27th   7.30pm     Jim Fitzgerald, Lower Aughrim (1st Anni)

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun        28th  10.00am    Betty & Jack Goulding, Keylod (Anni)

 

Mass Moyvane on 29th at 7.30pm for Denis O’Connor, Glin;  Tues 30th at 7.30pm, Mass in Marian Hall for Mary Collins, Post Office in appreciation for her dedicated service over the past 10 years in our Post Office;   Fri 3rd at 7.30pm for Mag & Pats Windle, Billy & Jack Flaherty, Lr. Aughrim; Sat 4th at 7.30pm for John O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni) and Mass on Sun 5th at 11.00am for Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

Mass Knockanure:Thurs 2nd at 7.30pm for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lisaniskea (Anni) and Mass on  Sun 5th at 10.00am for Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

DIOCESAN SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses this weekend in aid of Peter’s Pence (The Pope’s Charity)

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: The Dunne family, Drommurhur on the death of their brother John Dunne, Detroit Michigan and l/o Drommurhur.  Mass for the happy repose of John’s soul will be celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 17th May at 7.30pm.  May John Rest In Peace. 

 

DARKNESS  INTO  LIGHT WALK:  Saturday 11th May at 4.15am.  Funds raised are going to Pieta House.  

 

To register:  https://www.darknessintolight.ie/

 

                        PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CHURCH CONCERT

 

AONGHUS MCANALLY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DENICE DOYLE & IVAN MCKENNA

 

I am asking for your help and support for our forthcoming Church Concert on May 22nd.   It’s a different style of Concert to what we all have been used to.  It will have stories, laughs, very special music and songs we all know.  You will enjoy it, be assured of that.  You can help by taking some tickets to sell to family, workmates etc.  You can support by buying a ticket and committing yourself to be present.  You could also take a poster to put on display at work or your local shop etc.  Tickets on sale at all Masses this weekend.         

 

                 ESSENCE OF TACT

 

A Sultan called in one of his Seers and asked how long he would live “Sire”, said the Seer, “you will live to see all your sons dead”.  The Sultan flew into a temper and handed the prophet over to his guards for execution.  He then called for a second Seer and asked him the very same question.  “Sire”, said the prophet, “I see you blessed with a long life, so long that you will outlive all your family”.  The Sultan was delighted and rewarded this seer with gold and silver jewellery.  Both prophets knew the truth but one had tact and the other did not.  How tactful         are you when telling the truth? 

 

 

 

                     DOUBT CAN BE THE SEEDBED OF FAITH

 

In the ‘old’ days this Sunday in Easter season was affectionately known as ‘Doubting Thomas Sunday’.  Like

 

Thomas we all experience moments of doubt.  A Priest and a Soapmaker went for a walk.  The Soapmaker said,

 

“What good is Religion?”  Look at all the trouble and misery of the world.  Look at what happened last Sunday

 

(Easter Sunday) in Sri Lanka.  Three hundred killed, over thirty children who were making their First Holy Communion, killed with the rest.  Extremist group with links to Isil with their own type of religion are the main suspect in carrying out the bombings.  “After thousands of years of teaching about goodness, truth and peace – religion has not done anything to improve things.  If anything it has made it worse.  After all the Masses, prayers, sermons and teachings, our world is in an awful mess.  If religion is good and true, should this be?”  The Priest said nothing.  They continued walking until they noticed a young child playing in the mud.  The Priest said, “Look at that child.  You say that soap makes people clean, but see the dirt on this child.  Of what good is soap? With all the soap over all these years the child is still filthy.  I wonder how effective soap is after all!” The Soapmaker quickly protested, “But Fr., soap cannot do any good unless it is used!”  “Exactly,” replied Fr. 

 

“Exactly!”  When doubts of faith occur, we may actually be using our faith and this can be the occasion for stronger faith

 

“THERE LIVES MORE FAITH IN HONEST DOUBT, BELIEVE ME, THAN IN HALF THE CREEDS” (Alfred Lord Tennyson)  Do we try to work through any doubts we may have about our faith?

 

                                      NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  AGM is taking place on Fri 3rd May at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  All are welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE CLEAN-UP:  Very many thanks to all who came out to help with the clean up on Saturday 13th. 

 

Very many thanks to you all from Mary O’Carroll. 

 

RAMBLING HOUSE & ACTIVE RETIRED KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:

 

Rambling House on Thurs 2nd May at 8pm.  All welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.   Ann 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement on Mon 13th May. Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  If attending  068/49799.

 

DEFIBRILLATOR OUTSIDE MARIAN HALL:  On behalf of the local community, we would like to thank the Marian Hall Committee who funded the replacement of the defibrillator pads and batteries recently for the defibrillator outside the Marian Hall. This life saving piece of equipment is available for use by the community in the event of a medical emergency. It can be accessed by pressing 0000   on the keypad.

 

A RAPID RESPONSE VEHICLE: will be launched at Garvey's Super-Valu, Listowel on Tuesday 30th April starting at 10.30am. It is hoped that all organisations, groups and individuals will attend and support!

 

CHIROPODIST:  In Marian Hall on Fri May 3rd at 10am.  To book contact Noreen on 068/49238.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  Meeting in Marian Hall on Mon 29th at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend.   COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING:  On ESB works in our Parish on Wed 1st May at 8pm in the Marian Hall.  Representatives from ESB, Eirgrid & KN Circet will be in attendance.  It is important that all affected parties attend this meeting.  All welcome. 

 

ROAD CLOSURES FROM THIS MONDAY:  R551 (Tarbert to Ballylongford) traffic light system in place.  Please note the L1013 (Bog Road, Bog Line) from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the Woods - this is a 24 hour closure from 8am on Mondays to 7pm on Fridays.  The road is fully open at weekends.  Vince Sugrue, Project Liaison Officer is available on 087/9980226 for further information. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066/7134276

 

Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 7pm-8.30pm starts 1st May.

 

Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8pm-9.30pm starts on 6th May.

 

Adoration Eucharistic Retreat: Thurs 30th May 9.30am-3.30pm. Eileen 0874575278 Margaret 0872976304. 

 

Kerry Clergy Retreat: Fr. Silvester O'Flynn, PFM Cap., Sun  2nd to Thurs 6th June  064 6631168.

 

Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, rescheduled from Fri. 7th to Thurs 13th June instead of July 5th - 11th .

 

                                                     TOUCHED BY THE RISEN JESUS

 

Our Holy Week and Easter Vigil & Easter Masses were prayerful and special.  Very many thanks to all who attended and helped in so, so many ways in making them special.  I felt privileged and blessed to be part of them.  A huge thank you to all who helped in putting Easter glory, beauty and joy into our two beautiful Churches.  Great reaction as to how nice both Churches looked this Easter.  We still are in Easter season. 

 

Continue to enjoy prayer and reflective time in both Churches these lovely days of Easter.  Alleluia, Alleluia.      

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   21st   28  April     

 

 

 

Sat.  27th             Baby Tori Murphy Mulvihill, Birthday Rem. /

 

Anne Nancy O Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Marian Nolan Nee Murphy, Bedford /

 

John & Phyllis McMahon, Clieveragh Park /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown /

 

Kathleen Harnett & Dec. Family, Gortnaminch / Christy Stack, Greenville /Maire Chute, Feale Dr               6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

28th       Angela Moloney, The Square /

 

Maurice Hayes, Tanavalla &

 

Fr. Rodger Duggan MSC, Cork     9.00am

 

                Nora Curtin, Chicago, Tralee &Ballybunion /

 

Johnny Griffin, Ballygologue Park /

 

Mike Fitzgerald, Ballinruddery /

 

Sinead Halkett, Bedford /

 

Mary Jo O Connor, Ballyouneen                11.30am

 

   Mon 29th                                         Hannah & Ned O Neill, Bridge Rd, Sue & Tracey O Neill, Nora & Jack Foley, London                10.30am

 

Tues 30th                           Maura & Michel Cronin, Market St. &

 

John Madden, Sligo        10.30am

 

Wed 1st                                                                               Batt Maher, Drombeg / Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs  2nd                           10.30am

 

Fri   3rd Jason Maurice Barry, O’Connell’s Ave & Dublin, 1st Anniversary   10.30am

 

                Parish Confirmation 2019                 12noon

 

                St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass                7.00pm

 

 

 

Sat.

 

4th         Angela Quinlan, Coolnaleen Upper, 1st Ann. /

 

David O Brien, Tanavalla, 1st Ann.             10.30am

 

                Maurice Walsh, Golf View & The Square, Months Mind /

 

Bessie Murphy, Feale Drive, Months Mind /

 

Margaret Broderick, Inch East, 1st Ann. /

 

Jeremiah & Ellen McCarthy, Toor, Duagh /

 

Paddy Gaughan, Charlie O Donovan & Hannah & Jack  O Regan, Listowel & Cork /

 

Private Intention              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

5th         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Sean O Sullivan, Market St. / Mary Tarmey, Clieveragh/ Margaret Broderick, Inch East    11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 28th  April,

 

Fr. Denis O Mahony, 087-6807197  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 † Josephine Tarrant, Church St. & Bedford. 

 

†Frederick (Freddy) Chute, Cherry Tree Drive.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE: Tommy & Mary McAuliffe, Colbert St. / Mary O Connor nee Chute, O’Connell’s Ave & Thomas Keating Dirha.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR PETER’S PENCE THIS WEEKEND: This worldwide collection is  taken up in each church in the Christian world and the money is distributed by our Holy Father, Pope Francis to the many needy charities that apply for help. Many Thanks

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY IS THIS SUNDAY April 28th Please note that there will be Divine Mercy Devotions here at St. Mary’s Church from 3pm. to 4pm. this weekend. It will include prayers, Benediction and confessions. Divine Mercy leaflets are at the back of the Church.

 

SPRING / EASTER DUES: Sincere ‘Thanks’ to all of you who have already dropped in your Easter / Spring Dues. This is the green envelope in your Envelope box which supports your priests working in our Parish & Diocese. There are loose green envelopes at the back of the church. You may still drop your Spring  / Easter Dues / Donation on the Offertory plate at any time or into the Parish Office. Míle Buíochas

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on Tuesday next 30th . 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 FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday next (3rd). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction. 

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:  will take place at the Vigil Mass in the  Parish Meeting Room on next Saturday night. All are welcome!

 

GROTTO ROSARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY Killocrim, Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th May at 8pm.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE Can you donate a bed for one night?  Tuesday next - 30th of April 2018. CAS needs your help to accommodate this years cyclists and crew. Can you offer a bed for 1 night along with shower/bath facilities and a meal we would greatly appreciate it,  as there is 140 cyclists coming to Listowel.  Please contact or Sadhbh on 0877649182. or

 

lizhorganhomestays@cycleagainstsuicide.com

 

DARKNESS   INTO  LIGHT WALK  Saturday 11th MAY, 2019 TIME  4.15 A.M.  Funds   raised are going to Pieta House. 

 

To register:  https://www.darknessintolight.ie/

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Some places remain on May 21st Pilgrimage to Medjugorje ex Cork with J.W.T. If interested contact Tom Dennehy  087 6468658.

 

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.

 

ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS, MAY 2019 Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To sign up your local Grotto, text/call 087 278 6552 or at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a FREE Creative Writing Workshop to celebrate 'Poetry Ireland Day' with Kerry County Council's Writer in Residence Annmarie Ní Churreain on Thursday May 2nd from 11.00 Am - 1.00 PM, there will be an opportunity to book a one to one 35 minute mentoring slot in the afternoon between 2-6.30 PM.  Please specify one or both when booking call 068-23044 to reserve your place. Limited spaces available.

 

PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT/KERRY HOSPICE. Charity Fundraising dance in the Torc Hotel, Killarney on Friday 10th May at 8.30pm

 

(Doors open at 8pm), in Aid of the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice. Tickets are €10, can be bought on the door or by calling - 0876276146.

 

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY will have a living Life Programme starting Wednesday 1st May for 8 weeks at 10.30am-1pm.This Programme is for supporting people with secondary cancer.Booking is essential.Please contact Siobhan 0667192122 if you are interested!

 

 

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm starts 1st May. Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8.00pm-9.30pm starts on 6th May.

 

Diocesan Adoration Eucharistic Retreat: Thurs. 30th May, 9.30am-3.30pm. Contact Eileen 0874575278 Margaret 0872976304.  Kerry Clergy Retreat: Fr. Silvester O'Flynn, PFM Cap., Sun. 2nd to Thurs. 6th June. Phone 064 6631168.

 

Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., rescheduled from Fri. 7th to Thurs.13th June instead of July 5th-11th.

 

Bookings: Phone 0667134276.

 

STARS IN THEIR EYES ASDEE GAA CLUB will be hosting our final Stars In Their Eyes in the Asdee Community Centre on Sunday, May 5th, with acts from around North Kerry taking part. Doors open at 6:45pm, with the show kicking off at 7:45pm.  Tickets are €15 and are available from John Pius's shop Asdee or any members of the organizing committee. There will be a Bar in the Marquee and a Disco afterwards. All proceeds will be going into the redevelopment of Jack Walsh Park, which will be taking place in the coming months. Thank you.

 

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019 at Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on Eventbrite.ie . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O'Shaughnessy 0862959380

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

I wish to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you Easter Blessings and joys in abundance.  Very many thanks for your continual support and encouragement in so, so many areas of Parish life and in my Ministry here.  May the love and healing presence of the Risen Jesus bless you and yours these Easter days.  Enjoy this Easter Season.  Be assured of continual remembrance in my Masses and

 

Prayers, Happy Easter.                                              

 

                                                                     Fr. Kevin.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

This week Office closed until Thursday 25th April. Book Masses, Baptisms & Weddings during office hours.  www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  

 

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April

 

 MOYVANE:                        Sat          20th   9.00pm     HOLY SATURDAY VIGIL 

 

                                                                                                                                Easter fire and Resurrection

 

Baptism of newest parishioner Sadhbh Mulvihill Keane

 

 KNOCKANURE:                                Sun        21st     10.00am EASTER SUNDAY – Parishioners 

 

 MOYVANE:                                                        11.00am               EASTER SUNDAY – Special Intention 

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April

 

Sat          27th   7.30pm     Jim Fitzgerald, Lower Aughrim (1st Anni)

 

Sun        28th  11.00am    Patrick, Margaret & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April

 

Fri           26th   7.30pm     Laurence Collins, Lisaniskea (Anni), his wife Ellen

 

                                                                & their son Maurice

 

Sun        28th  10.00am    Betty & Jack Goulding, Keylod (Anni)

 

 

 

                                  

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Yours truly  087/4044816. Emergencies only.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  No adoration on Wed 24th (Resuming on Wednesday May 1st)

 

DUES COLLECTION GREEN ENVELOPE:  Your Easter Dues offerings will be taken up at all Masses this weekend as a second collection after Holy Communion.  Those of you who are not in the Offertory Envelope

 

System may wish to make a contribution using the envelopes provided at the back of the Churches. Thank You.

 

DIOCESAN SECOND COLLECTION:  on 27th/28th April in aid of Peter’s Pence (The Pope’s Charity)

 

DIOCESAN ADORATION EUCHARISTIC RETREAT:  Retreat will take place on the 30th May 2019 at The Ardfert Retreat Centre 9.30 to 3.30. Further information contact Margaret 087/2976304. Meanwhile, the    Diocesan Adoration AGM takes Place on Thursday 06th June 2019.

 

                                                                                                                NOTICES

 

PARENTS ASSOCIATION KNOCKANURE: wish to thank everyone who supported the Easter Draw at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure, thank you to all the local businesses who so generously donated spot prizes.  

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL: A special word of thanks to all who supported the Race Night at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night last. Thank you to our patrons who assisted in ticket sales, our sponsors for your generous contributions, the raffle prizes donors, the ticket sellers and all who made the night an enjoyable occasion. The car park resurfacing project is scheduled to commence next month.

 

 

 

 

 

9 THINGS TO MAKE YOU HAPPY THIS EASTER TIME

 

During these glorious Easter days cast a reflective eye on the following wisdom from the great Chinese Philosopher Confucius.  Combine his wisdom with Easter faith and you will be an Easter person with the blessings of new life upon you.  Confucius suggested to be great in soul, heart and mind one must be mindful of nine things………

 

             To SEE beyond where you look                                                                  

 

             To LISTEN beyond what you hear

 

             To be GENTLE in judgement

 

             To be RESPECTFUL in manners

 

             To be TRUE to your word

 

             To take PRIDE in your work

 

             To ASK when in doubt

 

             To think of the CONSEQUENCES when angry

 

             To think of JUSTICE and fairness when accepting an advantage

 

EASTER FREEDOM

 

Viktor Frankl spent three years in that grim place – Auschwitz.  Statistically his chances of survival were only one in twenty-eight, but he did survive, though his wife and family perished.  He recalls one day shortly after the liberation of the camp by the allies.  He went for a walk through the country toward the market town a few miles from the camp.  The meadows were full of spring flowers, Larks rose into the sky and he could hear their joyous singing.  There was no one to be seen for miles around.  There was nothing but the wide earth and sky, the singing of the Larks and the freedom of space.  He stopped, looked around him and then up into the blue sky.  Then he went down on his knees to give thanks

 

to God for his liberation. As he prayed he was lost to himself and to the world.  Only one sentence came to mind that could express what he was feeling.  It was this: “I called on God from my narrow prison and he answered me in the freedom of space”.  How long he knelt there repeating that sentence he could not tell but he said later: “On that day and in that hour, my new life started.  Step by step I progressed until I again became a human being”.  Now that Lent is over we can emerge from the desert to enter into the promised land of Christ’s resurrection.  To taste even here on earth the joy and freedom of the new life He won for us through his Resurrection.  A life that will know its full flowing only beyond the grave.  It is fitting that we should renew our promises to follow the Risen Christ and to try to be true to the new life He has won for each of us at such a great price.  May the light and joy of Easter enfold us for new beginnings.  

 

YOUR PRESENCE BROUGH MUCH TO THE GATHERING……….

 

Having moved from Palm Sunday with its enthusiastic crowd to the Upper Room of

 

Holy Thursday, the Courtroom of Good Friday and the borrowed tomb of Holy Saturday be pleased with yourself.  Pleased that you walked with Him, pleased that you allowed yourself to be nourished by Eucharist and pleased that you had faith to touch the cross on Good Friday.  There’s a place for happiness as well, that you warmed yourself at the Easter fire and welcomed the spreading of light shared from the Pascal Candle and that in all you were ‘there’.  Your presence brought much to the gathering and without you, the congregation would have been impoverished.  Thank you so very much for sharing Holy Week in such a prayerful way in our Parish.  What word or hope have you been able to take from our Easter ceremonies?  Hopefully there is something to be remembered from these days that will sustain us in the days to come.  Very many thanks to all who helped and generously took part in all the ceremonies over the past week.  Thank God we have the good word and the good word is ‘HE IS RISEN’.  May He walk with us and fill us with Easter Joy.  God Bless, Happy Easter.

 

C ÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE: to all visiting our Parish this Easter Season. Enjoy your stay and have time to pray!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   21st   28  April     

 

Easter

 

Sat.  20th             Dolly Lucey & Jim Roche, O’Connell’s Ave.            8.00pm

 

Vigil

 

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 / John Keane, O’Connell’s Ave. 11.30am

 

   Mon 22nd                                        Deceased Members of the Old I.R.A.      10.30am

 

Tues 23rd                            Richard Carey, Ballygologue Rd./ Exam Intention /Kitty O Carroll, O’Connell’s Ave                 10.30am

 

Wed 24th                                                                            Hanora Brown nee McCarthy, Charles St. 1st Ann             10.30am

 

Thurs  25th          Bridget O Sullivan, Ennismore & Tralee /

 

Phil McGrath, William St. & dec. Family 10.30am

 

Fri   26th               People of the Parish         10.30am

 

Saturday

 

 27th     Jim Quinlan, Aviation Dr., Months Mind 10.30am

 

                Baby Tori Murphy Mulvihill, Birthday Rem. /

 

Anne Nancy O Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Marian Nolan Nee Murphy, Bedford /

 

John & Phyllis Keane, Clieveragh Park /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown /

 

Kathleen Harnett & Dec. Family, Gortnaminch / Christy Stack, Greenville /

 

Maire Chute, Feale Drive              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

28th       Angela Moloney, The Square /

 

Maurice Hayes, Tanavalla &

 

Fr. Rodger Duggan MSC, Cork     9.00am

 

                Nora Curtin, Chicago, Tralee &Ballybunion /

 

Johnny Griffin, Ballygologue Park /

 

Mike Fitzgerald, Ballinruddery /

 

Sinead Halkett, Bedford                11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our Pastoral area this Sunday 21st April,

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, 089-4044816  (emergencies only).

 

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

 

† Nora Enright, Dromin.

 

†James O Connor, Coolnalaught.

 

†Jimmy Bunyan, Church St.

 

†Tony Hannon, Ballygologue Road.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE: Jeremiah Loughnane, Ballygologue Park / Bridie Dowd, Dowd's Road./ Kitty O’Carroll, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

SPRING / EASTER DUES / OFFERINGS: which support your priests are due this weekend.  This is the green envelope in your Envelope Boxes. You may use the loose green envelopes that are at the back of the church or any envelope and mark Easter Offerings.  In order to facilitate this collection , it is now Diocesan policy to have this collection  immediately after Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil Mass and also on Easter Sunday morning masses.  Many Thanks for your on-going generosity to your priests. Much appreciated

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR PETER’S PENCE IS NEXT WEEKEND: The April Diocesan Collections  takes place next weekend 27th & 28th April. This worldwide collection is  taken up in each church in the Christian world and the money is distributed by our Holy Father, Pope Francis to the many needy charities that apply for help. Many Thanks

 

TROCAIRE OFFERINGS:  please return your Trócaire Offering, which helps the poorest of the poor of our world as soon as possible.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY IS NEXT SUNDAY April 28th  Please note that there will be Divine Mercy Devotions here at  St. Mary’s Church from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, Benediction and confessions. Divine Mercy booklets will be at the back of the Church on the day.

 

DIOCESAN ADORATION EUCHARISTIC RETREAT:  will take place on the 30th May 2019 at The Ardfert Retreat Centre  9.30 to 3.30 Further information contact Eileen 087 4575278 Margaret 087 2976304.   Diocesan Adoration AGM takes Place on Thursday 06th June 2019.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: PARISH OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN AFTER EASTER on Thursday morning next  April 25that 10.00 a.m. Please  feel free to contact Fr. Declan at each of our daily masses at 10.30 a.m.  throughout the week and is available for all emergencies on the Parish Mobile : 087-0908949.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Easter morning we celebrate the central mystery of our faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He suffered on the cross and died for us, but now he has risen. ALLEULIA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE Can you donate a bed for one night?  Tuesday the 30th of April 2018. CAS needs your help to accommodate this years cyclists and crew. Can you offer a bed for 1 night along with shower/bath facilities and a meal we would greatly appreciate it,  as there is 140 cyclists coming to Listowel.  Please contact or Sadhbh on 0877649182. or

 

lizhorganhomestays@cycleagainstsuicide.com

 

KERRY BRANCH OF IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION would like to say a sincere “Thank” you to everyone who gave so generously to their collection recently and also to all who helped on the day. Amount raised was €2,605.

 

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.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a FREE Creative Writing Workshop to celebrate 'Poetry Ireland Day' with Kerry County Council's Writer in Residence Annmarie Ní Churreain on Thursday May 2nd from 11.00 Am - 1.00 PM, there will be an opportunity to book a one to one 35 minute mentoring slot in the afternoon between 2-6.30 PM.  Please specify one or both when booking call 068-23044 to reserve your place. Limited spaces available.

 

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.

 

Further Notices on our Website at www.listowelparish.com

 

.

 

Fr. Declan wishes you all a

 

Happy & Holy Easter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Some places remain on May 21st Pilgrimage to Medjugorje ex Cork with J.W.T. If interested contact Tom Dennehy  087 6468658.

 

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.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION will host their much anticipated Spring Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday April 28th at at 7.30pm. The wonderful concert of choral music will be conducted by Sharon Reidy and is being organised  to raise vital funds for cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry.

 

Tickets for the event are priced at €10 and are currently on sale from Recovery Haven’s Tralee base at 5 Haig’s Terrace or from Kerry Choral Union members.

 

ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS, MAY 2019 Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To sign up your local Grotto, text/call 087 278 6552 or at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

 

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on Eventbrite.ie . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O'Shaughnessy 0862959380.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         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

 

th

 

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