St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL    

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 22nd      30th   July     

 

Saturday

 

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

 

Josie Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

 

John Lynch, Knockane /

 

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

 

Ann Finnerty, Wicklow /

 

Bob & Bess Barry, Clieveragh /

 

Donal ó Donnchadha      6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

23rd                                                       Briede Murphy, Church Street   9.00am

 

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

 

Mon 24th                                            Noreen Guiney, Clieveragh Park               10.30am

 

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

 

Wed.  26th                                                                                          Special Intention              10.30am

 

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

 

 Fri. 28th               Special Intention              10.30am

 

Saturday

 

29th                       Patrick Sheehy, Bedford /

 

Mona Dalton, Bridge Road           10.30am

 

                Ned & Annie Pellican, Dirha /

 

Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown /

 

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

 

Peggy O Connor, Finuge /

 

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

 

Robert & Bettie Moloney, The Square    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

30th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                John Joe & Mary Hartnett, Clieveragh    11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS

 

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

 

David Dillon, Behins.

 

Susan McKenna, Greenville.

 

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

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                Family Members

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & Deceased Family Members

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                (Rec Dec)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

           Thurs  27th     7.30pm           Special Intention

 

Sun        30th  10.00am    Edward Carmody, Knockanure

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:  No adoration  until Wednesday 6th September.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MIRACLES OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES RE-INACTED

 

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

 

FLAWED GOODNESS

 

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

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL News          

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 15th      23rd  July     

 

Saturday

 

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

 

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

 

Patrick & Julia McElligott, Convent St. /

 

John McEnery, Cahirdown /

 

John Paul O Farrell, Church St.    6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

16th                                      Kathleen Stack, Gurtcreen /

 

Kitt Harris, Greenville     9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

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

 

Tues 18th                                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed.  19th                                                                                          John Hannon, Convent St. /

 

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

 

Babs Walker, England, Recently Deceased            10.30am

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Saturday

 

22nd                      Tony & Ned White, Bedford       

 

                Nancy McAuliffe, Bedford, 1st Ann. /

 

Josie Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

 

John Lynch, Knockane /

 

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

 

Ann Finnerty, Wicklow /

 

Bob & Bess Barry, Clieveragh      Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

23rd                       Briede Murphy, Church Street   9.00am

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Anthony Broderick, Waterford late of Coolnaleen.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          15th   4.00pm     For All Lost Bikers

 

                                                 7.30pm                John Stack, Aughrim (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        16th   10.00am   Parishioners

 

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

 

                                                                Harry Paulus & Deceased of the Sheehan Family

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Abbeyfeale (Rec Dec)

 

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

 

           Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 23rd July

 

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

 

                                                                Family Members

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

        THOSE WHO RECOGNISED JESUS HAD HARDLY ANY FAITH AT ALL!

 

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

 

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

 

Pharisees.  “DO YOU WANT TO BECOME ONE OF HIS

 

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

 

                   EXTRACTING THE T(R)UTH!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 St. Mary’s Church           LISTOWEL

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 8th      16th  July     

 

Saturday

 

8th                         Kathleen Doherty, Feale Dr. Months Mind

 

/ Anthony Enright, Billerough /

 

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

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

9th                                         Mary & John James Devaney, Sligo /

 

Dermot Barry, Bunagara               9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

Mon 10th                                                            10.30am

 

Tues 11th                                            Mass of thanksgiving      10.30am

 

Wed.  12th                                                                                                          10.30am

 

Thurs 13th           John J. Molyneaux, Woodford   10.30am

 

 Fri. 14th                               10.30am

 

Saturday

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Patrick & Julia McElligott, Convent St. /

 

John McEnery, Cahirdown /

 

John Paul O Farrell, Church St.    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

16th                                       9.00am

 

                 People of the Parish      11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The weekend of 22nd-23rd July.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Parishioners

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       Kissane Family, Ahalahana

 

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

 

           Sat       15th    4.00pm            For All Lost Bikers

 

                                 7.30pm                Parishioners

 

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

 

                                                       Harry Paulus & Deceased of the Sheehan Family

 

                     Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 16th July

 

                     Sun          16th   10.00am            Parishioners

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ANXIOUS MOMENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LAST CALL TO GET YOUR TICKETS!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL     

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 1st     9th July     

 

 Saturday

 

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

 

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

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

2nd                                        Nora Purcell, Ballinruddery /

 

Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee /

 

Bridie & Richard Dillon, Ennismore            9.00am

 

                Conor O Doherty, Dirha West /

 

Tom, Robert & Nora Scanlon, Skehenerin             11.30am

 

Mon 3rd                              Liam Healy, Ballygologue Park,

 

1st Anniversary 10.30am

 

Tues 4th                                               Mass of Thanksgiving     10.30am

 

Wed.  5th                                                                                            James & Margaret Corridan, Bedford &

 

Thomas & Margaret O Beirne, Mayo & Roscommon        10.30am

 

Thurs 6th             Michael Murphy, Clieveragh /

 

Dan Hayes, Bridge Rd, Birthday Rem.      10.30am

 

 Fri. 7th                 Albert Byrne, Dublin       10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass

 

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

 

Saturday

 

8th                         Anne Doyle, Knockane /

 

Anne Marie O’Sullivan, Lartigue Village & Charles Street               

 

                Anthony Enright, Billerough /

 

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

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

9th        Mary & John James Devaney, Sligo          9.00am

 

                 People of the Parish      11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (2nd June). Usual masses at 10.30am. The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

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

 

 

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 2018

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES THIS WEEK

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sun 9th at 11.00am for Parishioners

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MUNSTER FINAL WEEKEND

 

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

 

 

 

NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

NOT A PRIVATE MATTER

 

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

 

 

 

YOUR GREATEST POWER IS THE POWER TO BE

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL     

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 24th    2nd July     

 

 Saturday

 

24th                       Kathleen Hussey, Knockroe Drive, Months Mind /

 

Kathy O Connell, Gortcreen  /

 

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

 

Andy Molyneaux, Cahirdown     6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

25th                                       Paddy O’Connell, Ballygologue Rd. /

 

Diane McElligott, Tralee Rd. /

 

Teresa Healy, Convent Cross & Courthouse Lawn             9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       12.00pm

 

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

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

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

 

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

 

Wed.  28th                                                                                                          10.30am

 

Thurs 29th                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 30th                               10.30am

 

Saturday

 

1st                          Mary Barry, Tanavalla     10.30am

 

                Jim Scanlon, Dirha East, Birthday Rem. /

 

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

 

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

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

2nd       Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee /

 

Bridie & Richard Dillon, Ennismore            9.00am

 

                Conor O Doherty, Dirha West /

 

Tom, Robert & Nora Scanlon, Skehenerin             11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PARISH GRADUATION MASSES THIS WEEK:

 

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

 

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

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

OUR LAST MASS FROM  SUNDAY NEXT

 

WILL BE  AT 11.30 a.m.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LOOK AND REFLECT ON ALL OF IT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                Flaherty Family, Gortdromagouna

 

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

 

McKenna & Groarke Families

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                    COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS:

 

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

 

                                          SECOND COLLECTION:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PARISH RAFFLE TICKETS:

 

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

 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:

 

Reminder to collect your Offertory Box at Masses this weekend or from the Parish Office.  It is important that they are collected asap as the new year for these envelopes commences on July 2nd.  Those who are in tax system and who contribute over €250 or more to the Offertory and Parish dues can help the Parish to benefit from the Tax Rebate Scheme available to Charities. For example:  A contribution of €250 can obtain a refund of €112.32 from Revenue, €300 a refund of €134.78, €350 a refund of €157.25.  As some contributors are just under the €250 mark, with an extra few euro the Parish would benefit tremendously.  Many thanks.

 

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL      

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 17th    25th  June    

 

 Saturday

 

17th                       Jimmy Browne, St. Brendan Terrence  /

 

 Hannah & Sam Tarrant, Craughatoosane /

 

Pauline Carey, Cluain Doire, Birthday Rem/

 

Siobhan Boyle, Belfast /

 

Micky & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig /

 

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

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

18th                                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                PJ Maher & Family, Church St. /

 

Catherine O Sullivan, Gortcreen, 1st Ann./

 

Con Barrett, Gortnaminch /

 

John & Helen Brennan, Tarbert /

 

Mick O Sullivan, Derryfarm          12.00pm

 

Mon 19th                                            Anna McDonagh, Listowel

 

John & Margaret Guerin, Cahirdown /    10.30am

 

Tues 20th                                            Eamon Relihan, Bridge Road       10.30am

 

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

 

Thurs 22nd                          10.30am

 

 Fri. 23rd               Jim Cogan, Cherrytree Drive /

 

Liann O Halloran, Church St. & Cork /

 

Geraldine Long, Lisselton & Convent St.                10.30am

 

Saturday

 

24th                                       10.30am

 

                Kathleen Hussey, Knockroe Drive, Months Mind /

 

Kathy O Connell, Gortcreen  /

 

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

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

25th                                       9.00am

 

                 People of the Parish      12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Spring , 0872935969. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

IMPROVED LIVE STEAMING OF OUR MASS SERVICES:

 

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

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REVIEWING OUR MASS SCHEDULE TIMES

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

"DESIGNER MINDS will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology Summer Camp in Listowel. A week of fun, hands-on creative challenges and projects, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment. Visit www.designerminds.ie or call 087 631 0411"

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC will be at the Listowel Arms Hotel Tuesday & Wednesday 20th & 21st June 5 to 8pm. each evening.

 

 

 

FATHER’S DAY REFLECTION

 

Just a Thought!

 

My Father … When I was 4 years of age; ‘My Daddy can do anything’. 5 year old: ‘My Daddy knows a lot’.  6 years old: ‘My Daddy is smarter than your Dad’  8 years old: ‘My Dad knows exactly everything’. 10 years old: ‘In olden days, when my Dad grew up things were different’. 12 years old: ‘Oh, well naturally, Father does not know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood. 14 years old: ‘Don’t pay attention to my father, he is so old-fashioned’ 21 years old: ‘Him? My goodness, he is hopelessly out of date’. 25 years old: ‘Dad knows a little about it, but then he should because he has been around so long. 30 years old: ‘Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks? After all, he’s had a lot of experience’. 35 years old: ‘I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad’. 40 years old: ‘I wonder how Dad would have handled this. He was so wise and had a world of experience’. 50 years old: ‘I’d give anything if Dad were here now, so that I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him’. (Anonymous)

 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

 THIS SUNDAY IS FATHER’S DAY

 

We pray a blessing and congratulations to all Dad’s on this their very special Sunday. Many thanks for the blessings you share with your families and may God encourage and guide you in living out responsibly your wonderful vocation of being a Father. Be assured of our prayers at all Masses this weekend. We also have a special gift for you which you can collect at the weekend Masses. It is hoped they will make you smile.

 

PRAYER

 

God our loving Father,

 

Bless all Dad’s on this their special day, that they may find strength as fathers.

 

Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters,

 

may honour them always with a spirit of profound respect. Amen!

 

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI THIS SUNDAY

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June MOYVANE: Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun        18th   10.00am   Paddy O’Connell, Clohina, Kilnamartyra (Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am for Mary Stack, Glenalappa West (Months Mind)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Monday 19th to Sunday 25th June

 

Mon 19th at 7.30pm Anne & Eileen Higgins, Dublin (Rec Dec) Tues 20th  at  10.00am, Special Intention. Thurs       22nd at 1.00pm            Mass in Murhur N.S. for the graduation of 6th Class

 

(Mass will be in the school & parents, grandparents & family members are most welcome)

 

Fri 23rd 7.30pm for Feast of the Sacred Heart – Tom Manaher (Anni) his parents Michael & Anna & loving brother Michael;  Sat 24th at 7.30pm for Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure (Anni);

 

Sun 25th  at 11.00am for Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni) & the Deceased of the McKenna & Groarke Families

 

Mass Knockanure – Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th June; Thurs 22nd  at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Anni); Sun 25th   10.00am for Hannah & Timothy Flaherty & the Deceased of the

 

Flaherty family, Gortdromagouna

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Noel Spring 087/2935969.  Emergencies only. 

 

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

 

 STEPHEN STACK – P.R. FOR THE PHIL COULTER CONCERT: I was delighted when Stephen Stack volunteered to do P.R. for the Phil Coulter concert. He did an excellent job. Well done Stephen! He writes: Good people of Moyvane Parish you did yourself proud last night. It shows what a small North Kerry community can do when its joins forces and works together. I, as the PR person would like to thank a number of people. Our Parish Priest Fr. Kevin, Parish Secretary Jackie, PPC Chairperson Amanda and the Pastoral and Finance Council and the huge number of volunteers for their help and support. Thanks to the following journalists Donal Nolan, Michelle Crean, Marisa Reidy, Denis Walsh, Jerry O'Sullivan and Marian O'Flaherty who helped in the pre-concert promotion. A special word of thanks to Phil Coulter's PA Moira who made it possible for me to set up a pre-concert interview on local radio from Spain. To local photographers John Kelliher, Tom Fitzgerald and Liz Brosnan for their great work on the night.

 

To Moyvane as a whole it was an excellent night and a job well done, a pleasure to watch a craftsman that is Phil Coulter and Roy Buckley in our home village. -- Stephen Stack  P.R. Parish

 

 

 

THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

 

This Sunday 18th we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. It is a unique opportunity for each of us to reflect on how we approach the Lord when we come to receive the Body and Blood of Christ and to ask does it make a difference in our lives that we receive Holy Communion on a regular basis.  The following is a wonderful example of one man who really valued Holy Communion. After many years of distinguished service to one of our great Irish Hospitals, a surgeon was retiring and a special gathering was held to mark the event. As part of the tribute to him a plaque was unveiled bearing a replica of his hand. Many speeches were made praising the surgeon’s skill, then it came to his turn to say a few words. He noted how many references had been made in the tributes to the skill of the surgeon’s hand. But he pointed out the hand itself was controlled by the mind and then he added something like this: “But behind the dexterity of the hand and the alertness of the mind there had to be a gentle touch coming from the heart, a real compassion of one’s patients.          Each and every day I felt my heart and life was touched and blessed by the beautiful gift of Holy Communion”. Hand, head and heart – and for each of us as well as surgeons, the greatest of these is heart. And when the heart is moved and touched by Holy Communion, we are living life as God intended us to do.

 

WHAT A CONCERT, WHAT A NIGHT IN MOYVANE CHURCH ON TUESDAY 13th

 

Well the 13th June 2017 has come and gone, but the warm memories will linger on for many years to come. Phil Coulter in concert was a celebration that brought out the best in all of us. What a night for our Parish.  Words fail me to really express how delighted and over whelmed I was with the unique and very generous contribution of all in the Parish and who enthusiastically ensured that all went well with the concert.  Our Chairperson Amanda struck the right tone in her welcome and introduction with an inspiring few words reminding us of the beauty of Church and Community working together in all that is good in being a follower of Christ.  A massive 751 tickets were sold and with our Parish raffle still to come on BBQ Sunday the 16th July, we are on course to reach our target. Also thanks to all who made generous donations. A massive thanks to all who helped very well done indeed.

 

NOTICES:

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT/TIDY TOWNS: Next Village Clean Up on Wednesday 21st at 7.30pm. Meet at Noel’s. New volunteers would be most welcome as we have seen from the concert the more who help the better everything goes.

 

GALA AND MURHUR N.S. AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY! Murhur N.S. Moyvane together with Holly's Gala aim to put in place a defibrillator for school use. Please keep all receipts (regardless of value) from Holly's Gala. We would appreciate if receipts could be given to school children or dropped into the school office/letter box.

 

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

 

TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ON MAIN STREET MOYVANE: ESB Networks – due to site investigation works on behalf of the ESB a traffic management plan will be in operation from this Monday 19th for two weeks. Minor delays to be expected. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Maureen O’Connor on the death of her aunt Lil Shrimpton (neé O’Connor), Birmingham and late of Upper Aughrim. To the Finucane Family, Cuss on the death of Andy Cremins, Rathcoole, Millstreet, Co. Cork. May Lil & Andy Rest In Peace. Our prayers also for those who lost their lives in the London fire tragedy and for all who died tragically and suddenly this week who were in the news.

 

MY COMPLAINT WITH THE BROADCASTING AUTHORITY OF IRELAND UPDATE

 

As Sunday is the Feast of Corpus Christi, I felt it was a timely reminder to me to see what the latest progress with regards my complaint calling Holy Communion ‘haunted bread’. I contacted the BAI on Thursday to be told that the final deliberations will be given in mid to late July. It emerges now that I wasn’t the only one to lodge a complaint with the BAI.  The large volume of complaints is the reason given for the long delay in reaching a verdict. I will keep you posted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boro Extra Sunday 18th June, 2017

 

OUTSIDE & INSIDE: The volume of work done both outside and inside the Church for last Tuesday’s concert made a huge difference to the successful running of the event. Approaching the Church from Brosnan’s corner or the Listowel Road, the first thing that greeted the concert goers was the flags, bunting and friendly and helpful stewards with their high-vis jackets. As patrons approached the main door flower arrangements were spectacular, more  friendly stewards taking tickets and leading patrons to cushioned seats. Free bottled water, punctual start a reflective and beautiful concert followed. Well done to one and all.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:

 

Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am- 4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact 066/7134276.

 

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

 

1678027.

 

REMEMBERING THOSE LOST TO FARM ACCIDENTS: Remembering those who have died or those who have suffered injury from accidents on Irish farms will be the focus of an Ecumenical Remembrance Service to be held in County Laois in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix. Around 120 families have contacted the directors of ‘Embrace Farm’ a bereavement support group to have their loved ones prayed for at this service.

 

Let’s keep all those who have died through farm accidents or who have been injured in our prayers this week in the lead up to Sunday 25th.

 

OUR PRAYERFUL GOOD WISHES TO FR. ALAN MCGUCKIAN S.J: on his appointment as Bishop of Raphoe. He will be the first Irish Jesuit Bishop since 1784. I journeyed with him in my study days in the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Dublin. May God bless him as he takes up this new task. 

 

SAVE THE ‘EIGHT’ RALLY: On July 1st you and as many other people as you can muster are urgently required to attend The Rally for Life. Find out more on social media #RallyforLife and #Savethe8th

 

“THE STORMY ROAD”

 

Gertrude Phillipson wrote her first book entitled “The Stormy Road”. Nothing especially remarkable about that you might say. But her publishers thought she was remarkable because the book was published on the author’s 100th birthday! She had not even started to write it until she was 93. The forward was by the well- known author, George Sava, who wrote many books himself. Not only did he express the hope that he would be able to write the introduction to her second novel in due course, he stated what so many people believe to be true: “LIFE DOES NOT BEGIN OR STOP AT ANY AGE.  IT GOES ON FROM OUR FIRST DAY TO OUR LAST, AND GERTUDE PHILLIPSON HAS SHOWN US THE WAY OF ENJOYING IT TO THE FULL”

 

 

 

                                   LIZ’S PICS FROM GREAT CONCERT!! NEW APPOINTEMENT FOR STEPHEN:

 

As Stephen did such an excellent job for our concert he now has accepted to be our  P.R. rep in the Parish.

 

                                                                                                                                                                        

 

    St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL  

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 10th8    18th June    

 

 Saturday

 

10th                       Thomas O Sullivan, Derry, Months Mind / Michael Daly, Knockane Birthday Rem.

 

/ Pat McElligott, Convent Street /

 

Margaret & William Guiney, Coolaclarig /

 

Esther McAuliffe, Church Street /

 

John O Sullivan, Banemore /

 

Jeremiah & Bridie O’Driscoll, Dirha /

 

Kathleen Halpin, Greenville         6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

11th                                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Donal & Baby Darren Mulvihill, Derry      12.00pm

 

Mon 12th                                            Sean Browne, Ennismore             10.30am

 

Tues 13th                                            Special Intention /

 

Betty Quill, Bridge Rd. & Church St.          10.30am

 

Wed.  14th                                                                                          William J. Galvin, Fermoyle, Greenville   10.30am

 

Thurs 15th           Johnny & Nora Hilliard, Billerough             10.30am

 

 Fri. 16th               Con & Rose Lynch, Moyvane /

 

Nellie & William Moloney, Charles St.     10.30am

 

Saturday

 

17th                       Sean Daly /

 

Eileen O Sullivan nee Heffernan, Feale Dr             10.30am

 

                 Jimmy Browne, St. Brendan Terrence  /

 

 Hannah & Sam Tarrant, Craughatoosane /

 

Pauline Carey, Cluain Doire, Birthday Rem/

 

Siobhan Boyle, Belfast /

 

Mikey & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

18th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                PJ Maher & Family, Church St. /

 

Catherine O Sullivan, Gortcreen, 1st Ann./

 

Con Barrett, Gortnaminch /

 

John & Helen Brennan, Tarbert 12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 11th June.   Fr.KevinMcNamara , 0894044816. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

ACCORD COLLECTION: Please note that the Diocesan Collection for Accord due to take  place this weekend is cancelled.

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Kathleen O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. / Maureen Ahern nee Keane & Gerald Keane & Deceased Family Members, Ballygrennan.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING on this Monday 12th  June at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART: The Annual Novena to the Sacred Heart begins on Thursday next (15th June ) and ends on the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday ( 23rd June). The prayers will be said at the daily 10.30 a.m. Mass and the prayer cards will be at the back of the church.

 

KILLOCRIM GRADUATION MASS:  for the sixth Class of Killocrim National School is taking place on Thursday next (June 15th ) at 1.30 p.m.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meet on Thurs. next (15th June) at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

LITURGY GROUP wishes to thank everyone who gave so generously to their annual church gate collection last week-end. Amount raised was €1070.00.

 

DIOCESAN COURSE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY IN TRALEE: We invite anybody from our Parish who is involved or wishes to be involved to do the above Pastoral Ministry Course. Over 30 parishioners have already done the course and found it to be very fruitful. Enrolment is now taking place. The course will be held over 20 Wednesday evenings, 8-10pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee during 2017/18. This course is for those involved in their parish who would like to deepen their experience and understanding of their faith and ministry. If you are interested, contact the Parish Office  on 068- 21188 or  Frances Rowland 064 66302538 or  Application forms are available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

ANNUAL EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION takes place after the Vigil Mass of next weekend on the Feast of Corpus Christi  Saturday (17th June).  Having celebrated our 6.15 p.m. mass with the Parish Choir, it will leave the Church at 7.00pm. and proceed through the Square, up William Street, turning right at Charles Street, right again at Library Road, right again onto Church Street and back to St. Mary’s Church again in the Square concluding with Benediction. All parishioners and our First Holy Communion children are invited to attend as we honour the Eucharist on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Thanks to our Liturgy Group and all who are helping in any way.

 

 

 

PREPARATION MEETING FOR THE EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION  will take place at the Parish Meeting Room on Wednesday night next (June 14th ) at 8.00 p.m. All involved including pall bearers and stewards  are asked to attend.

 

MASS & ANOINTING OF THE SICK IN LISTOWEL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: will take place on Friday next (June 16th )  at 2.00 p.m.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276) A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm. Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

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

 

COFFEE MORNING in aid of the Hospice in memory of Pauline Carey RIP, will  be held at 2 Cluain Doire, Listowel June 17th 11am. to 2pm. All welcome.

 

HELP SUPPORT KERRY-CORK HEALTH LINK BUS, RECOVERY HAVEN, TRALEE AND THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY by purchasing the book ‘Cancer a circle of Seasons – How to Journal and pray through Life’s Challenges’ by Anne Alcock, all Royalties will go to the above.   Ann Alcock is a well-known author, retreat giver and spiritual director, now living in Killarney.   Book available from Eason’s and The Friary Book Shop.

 

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP meet on  Tuesday June 13th  at  12.30pm. in Listowel Family Resource Centre.

 

LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMER’S DAYCARE RESPITE

 

FUNDRAISING DANCE Listowel Arms Hotel, Saturday 10th June 2017 From 9 pm to midnight MUSIC BY:  The Singing Jarvey.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

SIAMSA TÍRE: We here at Siamsa Tíre are holding auditions for young people aged 7 – 12 on Saturday 17th June from 10am – 2pm at Siamsa Tíre Theatre. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066)7123055 to make an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat             10th   7.30pm  John Kearney (Anni) & loving parents Dan & Bridie,

 

                                                                                                                                The Village

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun           11th    10.00am               Ciss Cox (neé Flavin), Castletownroche & Trien

 

                                                                                (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                        11.00am               James Duggan, Murhur (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Monday 12th to Sunday 18th June

 

                                                                Mon         12th     7.30pm                Kathleen Dore, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

                                                Wed         14th      7.30pm               Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty, Moher (Anni)

 

                                                Fri              16th      7.30pm               Con O’Connor, Glin Road & Birmingham (Anni)

 

Sat             17th      7.30pm               Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun           18th   11.00am                Mary Stack, Glenalappa West (Months Mind)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June

 

                                Thurs        15th    7.30pm                 Peggy McElligott, Lissanaskea (Anni)

 

                                Sun           18th    10.00am               Paddy O’Connell, Clohina, Kilnamartyra (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Yours truly  089/4044816. Emergencies only – Won’t be in Ennis!

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  Please note due the Concert on Tuesday we will be putting the Church back in order on Wednesday so there will be no Eucharistic Adoration this Wednesday in Moyvane Church.  Please feel free to go to Knockanure Church on Tuedsay.

 

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  John McCormack,  Irish Cancer Society has written to give sincere thanks for the €770 collected at Moyvane Church for Vigil and Sunday Mass recently.  Many thanks to Kay and collectors.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the Foley family, Tieraclea House, Tarbert on the death of Liam whose funeral was in Moyvane on Saturday.  May Liam enjoy the rewards of his labour and Rest In Peace. 

 

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

 

CUSHIONS IN CHURCH!  Do I hear you say ‘what next?!’  Yes, Moyvane Church will have cushions this weekend as a permanent fixture to the seats.  You have a P.P. that keeps you longer at Mass than his predecessors.  The cushions will help you greatly!!  Just in case my good friends in Knockanure feel excluded, we can look at having cushions in Knockanure in the not too distant future if required.  Irish Contract Seating are my very good friends for over thirty years Charlie Duignan and his son Gavin are installing the cushions, today Friday 9th.  They have a slight problem as those providing the textile for the cushions have run out of material which they will provide in a few weeks’ time.  So cushions will be on all seats except on the choir side aisle.  Parishioners, if you are attending the Concert and you want a comfortable seat, sit anywhere except in the choir side aisle, so come early.  These are great days for our Parish – are we the first Parish in the Diocese of Kerry to have cushions on their seats?  Let us know if Moyvane has made history.  Up the Boro!

 

PARISH RAFFLE:  To ensure that all have an opportunity to contribute to the Painting Fund of Moyvane Church we are organising a Parish Raffle.  Tickets will be available this week - €2 each or three for €5. 

 

1st Prize:  Two tickets for the Wolfetones in concert in the INEC with overnight accommodation in the luxurious Oaks Hotel, with evening meal & breakfast the following morning (5 minute walk from the INEC)

 

2nd Prize:  Monster Hamper from our own local Holly’s Gala.

 

3rd Prize; Two tickets to Brendan Grace’s concert in INEC.

 

Draw will take place on the Parish celebration day on Sunday July 16th in the Presbytery grounds at BBQ!!

 

FR. PAT MOORE RIP: A special celebration to reflect the life of Fr. Pat on what would be his 60th birthday on Sat 7th June @ 7.30pm in St. Bridgid’s Church, Duagh followed by refreshments & entertainment.      

 

SCOIL CHROP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE:  Ice-cream party in aid of Downs Syndrome-Ireland next Wed between 1pm & 2pm. Feel free to give your child a donation or call in and have an ice-cream in the school.

 

                      CONCERT THIS TUESDAY 13th

 

The last number of weeks has been hectic in getting everything in place for the Phil Coulter Concert.  The fact that we had a very short time frame to get everything in place we needed a lot of help.   The Parish responded magnificently.  Well done to one and all.  A large group of Parishioners will be on hand to see that all runs smoothly on Tuesday.  The Church will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday.  Doors open at

 

6.45pm.  Parking available in Murhur School grounds and in the Church grounds.  It would help greatly if Parishioners who can would park their car in the Village.  Special areas will be allotted to those who need to park near the Church.  Engage with the stewards and they will help you.  Tickets will be available the door.  The Concert starts at 8pm sharp.  Once again very many thanks to all who volunteered in helping with the concert.  Many thanks to those within the Parish and outside the Parish who gave generous donations to the Painting Fund.  Phil will have a guest and our own Eoin Hand is M.C.  Enjoy.

 

                               TRINITY SUNDAY

 

This weekend we celebrate the greatest mystery of our faith, namely, the mystery of the Trinity.  God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  It is not so much something to talk about as something to celebrate, pray and live.  All our prayers and gathering start with ‘In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit’.  Let us make time this weekend to be really blessed by The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

 

                     FINAL DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS

 

The final ‘Do This In Memory Mass’ for our First Holy Communicants both in Moyvane and Knockanure will take place on Sunday 18th in both Churches.  We invite the First Holy Communicants and their families to come and we will present the children with something special in remembrance of their First Holy Communion Day.  As this is the Feast of Corpus Christi, it is an appropriate time to give thanks to Almighty God for our First Holy Communicants who prepared so generously and lovingly to receive Jesus in First Holy Communion.  Knockanure Mass at 10am and Moyvane at 11am.  Children if they wish can come in their Communion outfits. 

 

                                YOUR UNIQUE SELF

 

I am amazed at how many people do not have a good feeling about their unique self.  They need constant encouragement and their worth must be affirmed over and over again.  If all of us could rise each day with full trust and confidence in God’s goodness and in His care for us, how much more joy and happiness we would all bring into our Parish and World.

 

TEN SECOND SERMONS

 

             Tough times never last, tough people do.

 

             The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

 

             He who fears something gives it power over him.

 

             It is always wise to look ahead but difficult to look further than you can see.

 

             Man cannot break the laws of God; he can only break himself against them.

 

             Before Jesus sent the Church into our World, He sent the Holy Spirit into the Church.

 

                              DON’T BURY IT!

 

I love a story with a twist in the tail, like the events in the last film made by the veteran French actor Jean Gavin.  He played the part of a criminal who escaped from prison and eventually arrived in Rome to recover the stolen gold he had buried under a lemon tree.  Disguised as a Bishop, he reached the hiding place only to be utterly shocked to find that the tree had disappeared and there nearby stood a beautiful modern Church.  He went into this Church and met a Priest and he asked if he remembered a lemon tree.  “Very, well indeed”, smiled the Priest in reply.  “It was struck by lightning – an act of God you might say.  When we dug it up we found gold buried beneath its roots and with it we built this modern Church”.   On his way out the mock

 

Bishop was asked if he would like to put anything into the collection box.  “No”, he sighed “I’ve given enough already!”

 

ENNIS:  I can guarantee that Ennis and a newly revamped Cusack Park are in readiness to welcome all Kerry supporters this Sunday.   Enjoy Clare hospitality.  Best wishes to Jack O’Keeffe and Oisín Kennelly who are involved in the Primary Games at half time.  Well done to their families and Moyvane GAA Club. 

 

Safe journey to all who are travelling.  The Banner are in the Hurling Final…..wouldn’t it be great if they were in the football as well! Miracles happen!

 

        Boro Extra

 

  Sunday 11th June, 2017

 

 

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION:  will take place after the 6.15pm Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Sat next 17th June.  After Mass the procession will process from the Church up William Street, across to Charles Street and then down Church Street finishing back at the Church.  I encourage you to walk in this procession which gives witness to our love and appreciation to our Holy Communion.  First Holy Communicants in their First Holy Communion clothes are more than welcome to walk in this procession.

 

PAUL MONTGOMERY:  Dear Parishioners and Students. I'm mindful of the start of the state exams.

 

Be assured of my prayers and thoughts.  A delightful message from Paul.  Very many thanks, Paul.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Alzheimer's carers support group meet on Tues June 13th at 12.30

 

CANCER BUS CORK/KERRY:  Can you buy the book ‘Cancer A Circle of Seasons’.  Books are available from Eason’s and in the Friary Book Shop in Killarney.  Author is Anne Alcock, spiritual director and retreat giver. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)

 

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

 

Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

Growing Old Gracefully: A Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.

 

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

 

SIAMSA TÍRE: are holding auditions for young people aged 7 – 12 on Saturday 17th June from 10am – 2pm at Siamsa Tíre Theatre. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066/7123055 to make an appointment.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH SAGE:  Sage are recruiting for volunteers to promote an awareness of Sage and services at local level and will provide general support to Sage clients to enable them to make their voice heard. Sage are holding an information event in St. Lukes Home, Blackrock, Cork, 19th June at 17:30.  Contact Helen for more information 086/130 2712.

 

                      JOYFUL LIVING TODAY AND EVERYDAY

 

I have a purpose –           GROWING

 

I have a goal –   GLOWING

 

I have a hobby –               GIVING

 

I have a song – LIVING

 

I have a mission –            REACHING

 

I have a love –   TEACHING

 

I have a calling –               CARING

 

I have a joy –     SHARING

 

I am a follower of Jesus Christ

 

      REFLECTION!

 

Once a young boy stood watching a big handsome man as he drank from a well in the town square.   After drinking the man continued to gaze into the well as if he was looking at something.  He was a giant of a man but had a friendly face.  So the young boy approached him and asked: “Who lives down there?” “God does”, answered the man.  “Sure you can see him if you take a look”.  Then taking the boy into his arms he lifted him up so that he could see down into the well.  All the boy could see, however, was his own reflection in the water.  “But that’s only me”, he cried in disappointment”.  “All I see is me”.  Ah replied the man, “Now you know where God lives, He lives in you”.  This Trinity weekend do you believe that? 

 

BE HAPPY!!

 

Laugh when you can.  Apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.  Life is too short to be anything but happy.

 

St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS         

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 3rd     11th June    

 

 Saturday

 

3rd                         PARISH EXAMINATION MASS 

 

Patrick Gaughan, Kenny Heights, Months Mind / Mary Gore, Charles St., 1st Ann. /

 

Teresa O Mahony, Lenamore, Ballylongford /

 

Michael Canavan, O’Connell’s Ave.  /

 

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

 

Marie & Dick Kiely, Church St. /

 

Elizabeth & Maurice O Sullivan & Michael Keane, Colbert Street /

 

Eileen Goulding, Knockanure /

 

Pat, Hanora & Edward O Connor, Convent St. / Peter & Eileen McGrath, Convent St.       6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

4th                                         Eileen & Thomas Healy, Clountubird /

 

Fr. Pat Moore, Months Mind      9.00am

 

                WRITERS WEEK MASS    12.00pm

 

Mon 5th                              Cyril Puttock, Charles Street /

 

John & Baby Jack Lynch,  The Square /

 

Denis Sonny Galvin, Clounmacon /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 6th                                               Moss & Mary Keane, Clieveragh /

 

Special Intention / Hannah, Patrick, Joseph & John Enright & Dec. Family, Dromerin         10.30am

 

Wed.  7th                                                                                            Catherine O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Birthday Remembrance  10.30am

 

Thurs 8th             Francis Brosnan, Aras Mhuire & Kilmorna, Months Mind /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

 Fri. 9th                 Catherine, Thomas & Anthony McElligott, Greenville      10.30am

 

Saturday

 

10th                       Annie & Walter Fitzell, Listowel 10.30am

 

                Thomas O Sullivan, Derry, Months Mind / Michael Daly, Knockane Birthday Rem.

 

/ Pat McElligott, Convent Street /

 

Margaret & William Guiney, Coolaclarig /

 

Esther McAuliffe, Church Street /

 

John O Sullivan, Banemore /

 

Jeremiah & Bridie O’Driscoll, Dirha           Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

11th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Donal & Baby Darren Mulvihill, Derry      12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 4th June.   Fr. Brick, 0879473317. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Sonny McCarthy, Gortnaminch /

 

Mike (Cork Mick) Collins, Baile O’Dubhda & Cork.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ANNUAL PARISH EXAMINATION MASS: We welcome to our Vigil Mass on this Saturday night and pray for all our examination students who are starting their State Examinations on Wednesday next (7th June). Many thanks to our Parish Liturgy Group who have once again organised this mass. Be assured of a remembrance in our prayers right throughout the exams throughout the coming weeks.

 

ANNUAL ACCORD DIOCESAN COLLECTION: We wish to bring to your attention that the June Diocesan Collection for Accord due to take place next weekend 10th & 11th June has been cancelled.

 

PARISH OFFICE will be closed on this Monday 5th June

 

 (Bank Holiday Monday) Normal office hours resumes on Tuesday morning (6th June) at 10.00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH ANNUAL REVIEW NEWSLETTER 2016-17

 

Our Annual Newsletter recording some of the events and happening in our Parish over the past 12 months is published this weekend. It gives a brief account of the work of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), the Finance Council, the Liturgy Group and the various groups which work very effectively in our Parish. Also included is a list of baptisms, funerals and weddings which took place in our Parish during the year 2016. And a statement of income and expenditure as produced by our Parish Finance Council... We do have a great Parish and it is only when you start listing all involved - you can really appreciate the great work being done. Well done to everybody. The booklet is available at the back of the church this weekend and also at the Parish Office.

 

 

 

ANNUAL PARISH NIGHT OUT ON FRIDAY NEXT JUNE 9th : Reminder! You are invited to join us, if you are a volunteer in our Parish - be it Choir or Folk Group Member or any of the various committee members from Liturgy Group /  Parish Pastoral Council / Finance Council / Safe Guarding Children Committee / and the various ministers of the Word / Eucharist / Counters / Collectors /  Alar Society – Cleaners  /  First Friday Cuppa Organisers / Children’s Liturgy organisers / Adoration  Group  & Padre Pio leaders / staff /  etc. etc. It will take place at Listowel Arms Hotel, beginning at 8.00 p.m. (Sharp)  with Mass at 8.00 p.m. followed by some light refreshments and  a social evening.

 

 

 

 

 

INVITATION EVERYONE IS WELCOME: A Special Memorial Mass remembering Fr. Pat Moore, on what would be his 60th Birthday on Saturday next (10th June at 7.30pm.)  in St. Bridgid’s Church, Duagh. Followed by refreshments and local entertainment in true Fr. Pat style!

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

COFFEE MORNING in aid of the Hospice in memory of Pauline Carey RIP, will  be held at 2 Cluain Doire, Listowel June 17th 11am. to 2pm. All welcome.

 

PUBLIC MEETING in Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday 8th June at 7.30pm. Bláithín Ní Ainín, Community Water Officer for Kerry will present information on the latest draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 - 2021 along with details on how you can have a say. In addition there will be discussion on local interests such as: water quality, angling, heritage, biodiversity, amenity use or issues affecting your local waterways. Fáilte roimh gach duine.

 

ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY MASS, BALLYBUNION Will take place on Friday next  9th June at 7.30pm.

 

INTRODUCING Buggy-Cise Enjoy a workout with your Baby & Buggy, whilst meeting other mums and having a laugh! June 12th 2017 at 10.00am  €5.00 Listowel family Resource centre Contact Toni on 068-23584

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.089/4044816;

 

Pres & Office 068/49308;

 

Parish Secretary: Jacqueline, Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am –12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am –1pm. Closed Wed. Please note Office is closed on Monday 5th June  -Public Holiday;  Blessings on all doing exams.

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June

 

MOYVANE:

 

Sat 3rd 7.30pm Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun 4th 10.00am, Nancy & Denis Flaherty, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Clacton-on-Sea, UK &Murhur (Rec Dec)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane–Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th June

 

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

 

Thurs 8th 7.30pm, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Woodgrove (1stAnni)

 

Fri 9th 7.30pm, Joe & Mary Lynch, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Sat 10th 7.30pm John Kearney, The Village (Anni) & his loving parents, Dan & Bridie,

 

 Sun 11th 11.00am, James Duggan, Murhur (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11Th June

 

Tues 6th 7.30pm Kathleen O’Dywer, Shrone, Listowel (Anni)

 

Sun 11th 10.00am, Ciss Cox (neé Flavin), Castletown Roche & Trien (Rec Dec)

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:To the O’Sullivan Family, Derry Listowel on the death of Tom O’Sullivan who has relatives in the Parish.

 

PHIL COULTER CONCERT FINAL MEETING:  A meeting will take place in The Church at 9pm this Tuesday evening for half an hour.  All who have tickets please report with remaining tickets and money.  This is very important as we need to have a final count.  All who were Allotted special tasks at the last meeting need to attend.  Very many thanks –gathering 9pm finished by 9.30pm.

 

YOU DID FR. JOHN PROUD:  I was very proud of our Parish last Saturday evening as you turned out in such huge numbers to acknowledge and give thanks for Fr. John’s twelve years of generous and dedicated service to our Parish.  In an evening when so many activities and attractions were taking place it was amazing to have such a large crowd at the Mass.  Well done and very many thanks to you all.  May Fr. John rest in the caring presence of Jesus. 

 

MURHUR N.S. HOLY COMMUNION:  Mr. Galvin and all in Murhur N.S are to be congratulated on the

 

beautiful liturgy they put together for the 2017 First Holy Communion class.  Well done to one and all.  The music ministry excelled.  Congratulations and blessings to the following in our Parish who made their First Holy Communion this year:

 

Scoil Chorp Chríost 6th May –Grace, Chloe, Hazel, Bláthnaid and Chloe.  Murhur N.S

 

27th May -Darragh, Donnacha, Cian, Katelyn, Joshua, David, Abbie and Matthew. 

 

Very many thanks to the families of the aforementioned for their generous support with the Do This In Memory Programme and to their teachers Mr. Galvin in Murhur N.S and Ms. McDermott in Scoil Chorp Chríost. 

 

WE, TOO, ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

A little boy was visiting his grandmother for a few days.  She asked him if he would like to come to a prayer meeting with her.  He joyfully agreed.  They attended a very emotional prayer meeting, where people expressed their feelings by jumping about and shouting and singing.  On the way home the little boy asked his grandmother if all the jumping meant the Holy Spirit was really there.  His grandmother said, “Love, it doesn’t matter how high they jump up, it’s what they do when they come down that will tell you if it is the real thing”. It would be good if we were a little more enthusiastic about our religion, but what matters is what we do in everyday life.  Does the Holy Sprit

 

have a practical effect on our daily life?  In what way?

 

SEPARATION CAN MAKE ONE FEEL A FAILURE

 

A separated Mum was in touch with me a few weeks ago.  She spoke about her separation.  “It is like a death.  But with a death, you have a place to focus sorrow.  My marriage was dead but There was no special place to cry.  The worst part of it, in the beginning was loneliness.  There were nightmare feelings of tension, guilt, anger and deep hurt.  You feel a failure, useless.  For a long time after the separation, I was setting a place for my husband, still buying for a full family.  Every evening I waited for the key in the door.  That changes but it is all so difficult at the time”.  So what has the Catholic Church to say to a woman like this?  She loves her Church and respects its laws.  But she has a young family and most of her life ahead of her.  Must she spend it on her own?  A Church annulment only covers a marriage that was invalid not the bulk of broken marriages where there was a marriage that died.  What if she meets someone and wants to start again?  Aren’t we all entitled to a second chance?  In fairness to the Church, I think she is trying her very best to bring more love, understanding and compassion to acknowledging the dilemma of people whose marriage has gone sour and who want to start again.  It is very important to note that the Church is not telling people they must stay in an impossible situation, but when it comes to a second relationship, I would have to say the Church is in a bind to some extent.  The Church has to witness two things at the same time

 

–truth and compassion.  It has to bear witness to what it sees as the truth about Christian marriage.  This is based on certain beliefs and part of that belief is that marriage is in dissolvable.  Since it

 

Believes this truth comes from Christ is cannot compromise.  So that truth has to be put across with compassion in a Christ like way.  That’s the bind, how to mix the two, how to respect the demands of the truth and compassion.  May the Holy Spirt fill us with compassion rather than with judgement and criticism?

 

MOYVANE CHURCH

 

The more involved I get in upgrading Moyvane Church the more I realise the treasure it is.  The

 

dehumidifiers are doing a splendid job.  Since 2013 it is compulsory to have emergency lighting in all public buildings –it’s the law, so this will have to be put in place shortly both in Moyvane and Knockanure Churches. 

 

While there has been a terrific response to the Phil Coulter concert, some have felt excluded as

 

They cannot or do not wish to attend the concert.  So to ensure that all have an opportunity to contribute to the painting fund we will have a Parish Raffle.  We have lovely and wonderful prizes.  Tickets are €2 each or three for €5. 

 

1st Prize: Two tickets for the Wolfetones in concert in the INEC with overnight Accommodation in the luxurious Oaks Hotel, with evening meal (5 minute walk from the INEC);

 

2nd Prize:  Monster Hamper from our own local Holly’s Gala. 3rdPrize; Two tickets to Brendan Grace’s concert in INEC. Draw will take place on the Parish celebration day on Sunday July 16th with BBQ, music and fun in the Presbytery grounds. 

 

Our sincere thanks to Eamon and Valerie Courtney, The Oaks Hotel, Patrick ODonoghue

 

and Staff at the INEC and Terry Dunne and Staff of Hollys Gala for sponsoring the prizes. 

 

DECISIONS!

 

 

DECISIONS!

 

We are all inclined to think we could handle things better than those in charge of great events.  How

 

many of us, though, are truly capable of making the many vital decisions called for from those in positions of responsibility and authority?  It’s an awesome thought to have such power over others and thinking about this reminds me of the story of the considerate farmer –he wanted to show appreciation for his farmhand’s heavy manual work by giving him a light job for the day, so he

 

asked him to sort and size potatoes.  At dinner-time he went outside to speak to him but found his employee looking very worried and quite agitated.  “What’s the problem?” asked the farmer.  “I don’t mind work, sir”, exclaimed the farmhand “but it’s those awful decisions I have to make now!”  The Holy Spirit is with us always to guide and direct our entire decision making. 

 

“Come Holy Spirit and fill our minds and hearts with your love”

 

Boro Extra Sunday 4th June, 2017

 

ANAM CARA: the organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 13th of June from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: 

 

Enjoy a work out with your Baby & Buggy, whilst meeting other mums and having a laugh!  June 12th 10am.  Cost €5.  Contact Toni on 068/23584.

 

 

 

Ardfert Retreat Centre  (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)  A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.  A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.  Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org; Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.  Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love, Silent Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE IS......

 

Love, in one sense or another, plays an all -important part in our lives.  I collect sayings and thoughts on the subject and recently I added this Eastern gem:

 

“Love is a fragile thing:  it is like a glass which shatters if you hold it too tightly or too loosly”

 

COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN

 

With little over a week to the Phil Coulter concert it’s all systems go.  Many thanks to all are helping and working hard behind the scenes to ensure that all goes well on the 13th.  We still have some tickets available from Holly’s Gala, Mary in the Post Office and Parish Office.

 

TIME FLYS WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN

 

The old saying goes, “Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!”  Good company and good people are like a breath of fresh air.  Be thankful this weekend for the good and special people in your life.   Enjoy this verse:               

 

The longest day is in June, they say,

 

The shortest in December

 

The shortest I remember

 

–You came a day with me to stay,

 

And filled my heart with laughter;

 

The longest day –you were away –

 

They very next day after.

 

PERHAPS.........

 

THINGS ARE GOING WRONG

 

When everything is going wrong

 

And into gloom you lapse.

 

And wonder how you’ll get along.

 

Thing of the word “

 

Perhaps” Perhaps tomorrow will be bright.......

 

Perhaps all things will work out right

 

Perhaps.......Perhaps!

 

EXAMS: Blessings and prayerful good wishes to all who will begin the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams  next Wednesday.  Be assured of our prayerful remembrance at all our Masses.  Best of Luck to one and all.

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL     

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 27th    4th June    

 

 Saturday

 

27th                       Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

 

John P. (Johnny) McGrath, Coolaclarig /

 

Eileen Doyle, Fourhane /

 

Thomas Kelliher, London & Finuge 1st Ann

 

/ Mary O Callaghan, Cork & Clieveragh Pk.            6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

28th                                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Teresa Stack, Woodford, 1st Anniversary /

 

John M. O Connor, Market St. & Clieveragh Pk

 

/ Patrick Joseph, Noreen & James Browne, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Robert Twomey, Ballahadigue /

 

Dan & Kate Hannon, Colbert St  12.00pm

 

Mon 29th                                                            10.30am

 

Tues 30th                                            Sharon Greaney, Woodford /

 

Anna Grimes, Kenny Heights /

 

Mass of Thanksgiving     10.30am

 

Wed.  31st                                                                                           Mamie & Jack O Connor & Angela Caslin

 

/ Mass of thanksgiving request by

 

Scoil Réalta na Maidine,

 

(Boys School), for class mates:

 

Luke Fealy & Padraig Beasley      10.30am

 

Thurs 1st              Owen McGillicuddy, Cahirdown &

 

William St.           10.30am

 

 Fri. 2nd                                10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass              7.00pm

 

Saturday

 

3rd          Jack & Mamie O Connor & Angela Caslin

 

 / John B. Keane, William Street 10.30am

 

                PARISH EXAMINATION MASS 

 

Patrick Gaughan, Kenny Heights, Months Mind /Mary Gore, Charles St., 1st Anniversary /

 

Teresa O Mahony, Lenamore, Ballylongford / Michael Canavan, O’Connell’s Ave.  /

 

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

 

Marie & Dick Kiely, Church St. /

 

Elizabeth & Maurice O Sullivan & Michael Keane, Colbert Street /

 

Eileen Goulding, Knockanure /

 

Pat, Hanora & Edward O Connor, Convent St. / Peter & Eileen McGrath, Convent St.       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

4th         Eileen & Thomas Healy, Clountubird /

 

Fr. Pat Moore, Months Mind      9.00am

 

               

 

WRITERS WEEK MASS    12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 28th May.   Fr. Declan O Connor, 0870908949. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS

 

Danny Murphy, Kilkenny, Listowel & London.

 

Mary Edgerton nee Barrett, Watford England late of Killocrim

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Thomas Dillon, Dromerin & Deceased Family Members / Patrick (paddy) Walsh, Cahirdown /Peggy Gleeson, Church St. / Katty & Jackie McAuliffe, Charles St. / Jane Bunyan, Coolkeragh / Kathleen Murphy, Woodford / Bill Kearney, Clieveragh Pk. / Thomas, Ellen & Johnny Murphy, Greenville.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN: who received their First Holy Communion here in the Parish this weekend.  Well done to the 83 children from four of our Primary Schools, to their parents, family members and their teachers.  Wishing them every blessing on this special occasion in their lives.

 

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

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (2nd June). Usual masses at 10.30am which will be followed by a ‘Cuppa’ in the Meeting Room The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

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

 

 

 

ANNUAL PARISH  EXAMINATION MASS: Our Annual Parish MASS for all doing Examinations in particular the State Exams of Junior & Leaving Certs will take place at the Vigil Mass at 6.15 p.m. on Saturday night next (June 3rd ).  This is organised by our Parish Liturgy Group and they welcome all examination students, their family members and teachers. 

 

DIOCESAN EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Annual Retreat Thursday, 1st June at Ardfert Retreat Centre. Contact Anne at 0872216590 or 066 713 4276 for more details.

 

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR will take place on Wednesday, June 7th at 7:30pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney.  The workshop will present further practical tips on leading the assembly, the presenters will also assist cantors who may wish to prepare hymn-sheets for congregational singing.  The presentation will be facilitated by Ailish Walsh, Tomás Kenny and Declan Walsh.  See poster attached for your parish notice board.

 

 

 

ANNUAL PARISH NIGHT OUT ON FRIDAY JUNE 9th : Reminder to keep free  (Friday week June 9th ) free  if you are a volunteer in our Parish be it Choir Member, Folk Group Member or any of the various committee members from Liturgy Group  /  Parish Pastoral Council / Finance Council / Safe Guarding Children Committee / and the various ministers of the Word / Eucharist / Counters / Collectors / / Alar – Cleaners Society /  First Friday Cuppa Members / Adoration  Group  & Padre Pio leaders / staff /  etc. etc. It will begin with Mass at 8.00 p.m.  some light refreshments followed by a social evening.

 

 

 

ANNUAL PARISH NEWSLETTER REVIEW: 2016 – 2017: It is our hope to publish the above next weekend all going to plan.

 

 

 

 MAINTENANCE WORKS  DUE TO

 

TAKE PLACE AT OUR CHURCH OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS:

 

1. Up-grade our Parish Web Camera

 

2. Refurbish and re-led the stained glass window to the right of the Tabernacle in the Sanctuary.

 

3. Make the separate entrance door to the left of the main entrance entering the church ‘Wheel Chair Accessible’.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY MASS, BALLYBUNION Will take place on Friday 9th June at 7.30pm.

 

PHIL COULTER IN CONCERT Moyvane Church Tuesday 13th June 8pm.  Tickets €30 in Moyvane Parish Office.

 

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS    meet on  Wednesday 7th June  at 8pm, Sharp in the Castle Room in the  Arm’s Hotel All are welcome!

 

 

 

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

 

BUGGY-CISE Enjoy a workout with your Baby & Buggy, whilst meeting other mums and having a laugh! June 12th 2017 at 10.00am €5.00 Listowel family Resource centre Contact Toni on 068-23584.

 

MONTH OF MAY ROSARIES FOR OUR LADY:

 

O’CONNELL’S AVE. GROTTO: every Sunday at 6.00 p.m..

 

FINUGE GROTTO ROSARY: every Wednesday at 8pm

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO ROSARY: every Friday at 8pm.

 

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love 5 day Silent Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.

 

SOLEMN NOVENA OF ST. ANTHONY is being held in the Franciscan Friary, Killarney. NOVENA MASSES: Sunday June 4th – Tuesday June 13th - Daily 10.00am & 7.00pm - Saturday 10.00am & 7.00pm - Sunday 11.30am STUDENT MASS: Monday June 5th  7.00pm RECONCILIATION SERVICES: Monday 5th June after 10.00 & 7.00pm Masses  BLESSING OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS: Sunday 11th June (after 11.30am mass) HEALING SERVICE: Sunday 11th June: 6.00pm Feast of St Anthony 13th June MASSES WITH BLESSING OF THE LILIES: 10.00am & 7.00pm & also BLESSING OF THE CHILDREN: 5.00pm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.089/4044816;

 

Pres & Office 068/49308;

 

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

 

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

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May

 

MOYVANE: Sat 27th 7.30pm Fr. John Lucid, our former Parish Priest (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:

 

Sun 28th  10.00am David Dillon, his parents Margaret & Vincent & his aunt Kathleen Stack, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:

 

11.00am John Carmody, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane–Monday 29th May to Sunday 4th June Mon 29th 7.30pm

 

Micheál Mulvihill (Anni) & his loving wife Margaret Gurtdromosillihy.

 

Wed 31st 7.30pm For the twenty two deceased, the bereaved, Injured & traumatized in the Manchester Arena bombing

 

Thurs 1st 7.30pm Bríd Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Fri 2nd 7.30pm Michael Barrett, Tarbert & former Creamery Manager Moyvane(Anni) & his loving wife Bridie; Sat 3rd 7.30pm Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni); Sun 4th 11.00am Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Clacton -on Sea, UK &  Murhur (Rec Dec)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Fri 2nd to Sunday 4th June

 

Fri 2nd 8.00 pm Eileen Goulding, Knockanure Village (Anni)

 

Sun 4th 10.00am, Nancy & Denis Flaherty, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:

 

To Eileen Collins & Family, Murhur on the death of her cousin Mary McGrath, Foynes

 

whose funeral took place last Wednesday.  May Mary Rest In Peace.

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES:  The Diocese is still recruiting for the youth pilgrimage to

 

Taizé from 25th June to 2nd July. Taizé is located in the Burgundy region of France and is a well   known place of pilgrimage for young people.Contact Tomas Kenny,Diocesan Pastoral Team, on 086/3683778 email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Lourdes from 2nd to 7th September –for further information contact Diocesan Office 064/6631168.

 

WONDERFUL RESPONSE:

 

It was heart-warming to see so many volunteers at the meeting on Tuesday night to make preparations for the Phil Coulter concert.  Very many thanks to all who attended and to those who have taken on tasks to ensure the concert runs smoothly.  Anyone who has means of distributing tickets outside the Parish please contact the Parish Office.  Many thanks to those

 

who are unable to go to the concert and who have made generous donations to the painting fund.  The response to date has been very good so let’s keep the momentum going as we head towards the 13th.  It promises to be a great night.

 

THE HUMAN SPIRIT

 

Our spirit is our most precious possession.  It is our greatest source of energy.  However, while it can be very strong, it can also be very brittle.  It can be an oak unmoved in a storm or a frail reed swaying in the wind.  It can be a piece of granite or a piece of china.  What is it that enables the spirit to soar and what is it that causes it to sink? Sadness weights it down; joy lifts it up.

 

Criticism erodes it; success enlarges it. Despair causes it to wilt; hope breathes new life into it.

 

Rejection wounds it; acceptance heals it. Hatred poisons it; love punishes it. Fear cripples it;

 

solitude calms it; prayer strengthens it. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.

 

REMEMBER.....The best thing to save for the future is your soul

 

 

 

 

 

WAITING ROOM; Before leaving His mother and His apostles Jesus told them to

 

wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  So they returned from the Mount of Olive to the upper room.  This upper room became a waiting room.    We all are familiar with waiting rooms of one kind or another.  We have waited for planes, trains, buses.  We have been in the waiting rooms of Doctors, Dentists and hospitals.  We are familiar with the peculiar atmosphere that prevails in waiting rooms.  An air of uncertainty prevails which makes us feel nervous and apprehensive.  In general the people we meet in waiting rooms are strangers to us.  Still, it’s better than being alone.  But of course it’s much better if you have a friend or friends by your side.  What makes the experience so difficult is precisely the waiting.  Waiting is not easy.  It means being idle.  Idleness can be unbearable especially for active people.  The poor do more waiting than the rich.  The latter are able to skip the queue.  But the hardest thing about waiting is the sense of powerlessness that usually accompanies it.  Things are out of control.  Our destiny is in the hands of someone

 

else.  There is nothing to do but wait. However waiting, though painful, can be a graced thing.  The soul is nurtured by want as well as plenty.  Waiting brings home to us how inter-dependant we are.  We need others.  Besides, waiting is part of life.  The earth has to wait for rain.  The farmer has to wait for the spring.  Waiting is necessary for change, growth and healing to happen.  Health is a very precious gift.  But there are also times when we experience weakness and vulnerability and we must be open to these experiences.  Only when a hole appears in the wall are we able to see beyond what it was like for the apostles.  They experienced many emotions as they waited in the room.  They put their trust in the Word of Jesus.  But that doesn’t mean they weren’t apprehensive about the future.  As they waited, they became aware of their own powerlessness, but that only served to dispose them to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  As they waited they prepared themselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit by prayer.  In that way they supported each other.  We must try to make these days, days of prayer and in the light of the awful sinful actions in Manchester on Monday, our world, and indeed all of us are in need of the Holy Spirit.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

 

CLASS 2017 –MURHUR N.S.

 

Our prayerful blessings and congratulations to Darragh Scanlon, Donnacha O’Connor, Cian Fitzgerald, Katelyn Casey, Joshua Nestor, David Hunt, Abbie O’Sullivan and Matthew Saint John who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday.  A special word of thanks to their teacher Mr. Galvin and to all the teachers, staff and their families who helped so generously in preparing the children.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 21ST–26TH AUGUST 2018 –VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

There is a huge amount of literature available in both Churches this weekend with regards the Pope’s visit to Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families.  I encourage you to take these leaflets to your homes for reflection and discussion.  In the words of Pope Francis “Does the Family continue to be good news for today’s world?  I am sure the answer is yes!  And this yes is firmly based on God’s plan....How much better our family life would be if we used the words... Please, Thank you and I’m sorry” The website is www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

Our Parish Pastoral Council will be discussing ways in which we as a Parish can best be involved for this very special gathering at our next meeting. 

 

THE ASCENSION OF JESUS As have been the custom in recent times these Holy Days have been moved to Sunday.  Thus, our readings today are all about the Ascension of the Lord.  The Ascension of Jesus is a climax of his victory over sin and death.  It is a day of joy, hope and celebration.  It is important to realise that Jesus hasn’t left us but he is still with us helping us in all our joys and struggles. 

 

NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 

 

Rambling House this coming Thursday 1st June at 9pm.  All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948. 

 

Active Retirement Social Day on Monday 12th June.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  New members welcome.  If attending please phone the centre on 068/49799.

 

 

 

Boro Extra

 

Sunday 28th May, 2017

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)

 

Diocesan Adoration Day: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy, C.C., on Thurs. 1st   June 

 

Our Lady of Fatima 1st Sat Monthly Devotion: Sat. 3rd June 4.00pm-6.00pm.

 

A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

 

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30 am-4.30 p.m..

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Enjoy a workout with your Baby & Buggy, whilst meeting other mums and having a laugh, June 12th 10am.  Cost €5.  Contact Toni on 068/23584.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION ART WORK:

 

I draw your attention to the excellent art work done by the First

 

Holy Communion classes and their teachers which are on display in both Churches for the next number of weeks.  Our thanks to all who helped in putting this art work in place. 

 

FR. JOHN’S THANKSGIVING MASS:  After Mass this Saturday evening 27th a memorial plaque will be

 

unveiled in memory of Fr. John who served this parish generously and faithfully for twelve years.

 

This plaque will be unveiled in the Church grounds where former priests have been interred.  It is hoped that it will act as a reminder from time to time to keep Fr. John and his family in our prayers.  May he Rest In Peace.

 

EXAMS AND HOLIDAYS:

 

Our prayerful support is with all those commencing the Junior and Leaving Cert shortly.  Be assured of our continual Remembrance in our prayers.  We also pray a spirit of blessing and enjoyment on those who will be getting their holidays in the coming weeks.  We wish them God’s safety and blessing in enjoying their holidays. 

 

“I’VE STARTED SO I’LL FINISH”

 

One of the popular TV programmes for many years was the quiz

 

“Mastermind” with its question master Magnus Magnusson.  When time ran out for each contestant a buzzer sounded, but if Magnus hadn’t completed the question he said,“I’ve started so I’ll finish”

 

it gave the contestant an opportunity to answer one more question and to increase their score.  The saying became quite a catchphrase, but it is a good motto for life too.  There is something rather sad about letting something we once started with enthusiasm remain unfinished.  On the other hand there is immensely satisfying about a job that has been completed.  At the end of a life filled with many hardships and dangers, shipwreck and imprisonment, St Paul wrote: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” There‘s something to encourage us!

 

PHIL COULTER CONCERT

 

As there has been a great upsurge in the sale of tickets it’s important that any parishioner who has tickets would be in regular contact with myself or Jacqueline as we need to keep an eye on how sales are going.  If anyone feels they can help in any capacity for the concert your help would be greatly appreciated.  Once again very many thanks to all who attended last Tuesday’s meeting

 

and for the great level of involvement and suggestions made at the meeting.

 

THE GRINDSTONE......!

 

I have never liked the sound of the old expression about “keeping your nose to the grind stone”

 

but I do see the point of a rather similar saying which I heard for the first time recently:  “Life is a grindstone.  Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends entirely upon the stuff you are made of.

 

                                                                                                                                                                           

 

   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 20th    28th May    

 

 

 

Saturday 20th                   

 

Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /

 

James & Mike Joe Barrett, Ennismore & Gortnaminch / Alfe Neville, Bedford /

 

Dan Hayes, Bridge Rd / Hannah Mary Finucane, Kilmorna / Deceased Members of the Carmody Family, Clountubird /

 

Jimmy & Eileen O Sullivan, Greenville     6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

21st                                       

 

Gerald Landers /

 

Mary Anne, John & Frank Murphy, Billerough & Aine Hennessy, Ennismore, Birthday Remembrance

 

                9.00am

 

                Funeral Mass – Elizabeth Quille 12.00pm

 

Mon 22nd                                           Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara          10.30am

 

Tues 23rd                                            Bernie Galvin, Limerick  10.30am

 

Wed.  24th                                                                                          Denis Cremin, Cork         10.30am

 

Thurs 25th           Special Intention              10.30am

 

 Fri. 26th               Michael McElligott, Clieveragh   10.30am

 

Saturday

 

27th        First Holy Communion 87 Children          10.30am

 

               

 

Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

 

John P. (Johnny) McGrath, Coolaclarig /

 

Eileen Doyle, Fourhane /

 

Thomas Kelliher, London & Finuge 1st Ann.         Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

28th      People of the Parish       9.00am

 

               

 

Teresa Stack, Woodford, 1st Anniversary /

 

John M. O Connor, Market St. & Clieveragh Pk

 

/ Patrick Joseph, Noreen & James Browne, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Robert Twomey, Ballahadigue /

 

Dan & Kate Hannon, Colbert St  12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 21st May.   Fr. Lawlor 0876794112. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Thomas O Sullivan, Derry.

 

Kathleen Hussey nee Lyons, Knockroe Drive.

 

Francis (Frank) Brosnan, Lacca East, Kilmorna & William St.

 

Elizabeth (Betty) Quille, Church St.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Bridie O Riordan, Gortacrissane, Nora Fitzmaurice, Knockane.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ANNUAL EDUCATION OF PRIESTS COLLECTION will be taken up at all Masses (after Communion) this weekend Saturday 20th & 21st April. This fund provides for the education of a future generation of priests whose ministry will continue to be vital in Diocese of Kerry in the 21st Century. The Diocese currently has five students in formation training for priesthood and a number of deacons also. Thanks for your generosity.

 

MONTH OF MAY ROSARIES FOR OUR LADY:

 

O’CONNELL’S AVE. GROTTO: every Sunday at 6.00 p.m..

 

FINUGE GROTTO ROSARY: every Wednesday  at 8pm

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO ROSARY: every Friday at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: in Lixnaw Presbytery on Tuesday night (23rd May ) at 8.00 p.m.

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. New members always welcome.

 

GRADUATION MASSES: Colaiste na Riochta Thursday morning next (25th May ) at 9.15 a.m. in the School. Also on Thursday next, Presentation Secondary School in the afternoon and Bishop Ray will be the celebrant. Wishing all our students, their families and teachers  every blessing.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 2018 INFORMATION EVENING on Thursday next  (25th May)  at 8pm in the Parish Meeting room.  All interested people are invited to attend.

 

PARISH FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY: Saturday next (27th May)  is our Parish First Holy Communion Day. We congratulate all our children and their families and their teachers who have put so much work into the day. Hoping we have a nice day.

 

PYX FOR HOLY COMMUNION If anyone has a pyx at home and are not using it  anymore please give/return to the Parish Office so we can redistribute them.

 

EUCHARIST MINISTER REMINDER: Group B are on duty for the month of May. If unable to be present please arrange with another to replace you – if possible. When the last day of the month falls on a Saturday, the rota for the month’s Vigil applies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BISHOP RAY HAS MADE THE FOLOWING STATEMENT RE:   SUNDAY  FUNERALS  IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY.

 

 

 

‘From the 1st September 2017, ‘No funerals (Mass, Liturgy or burial) will take place on a Sunday in the parishes of the diocese’.   

 

             This applies from Saturday mid-afternoon.

 

             Removals to the church can take place on either Saturday or Sunday evening.

 

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

 

             Parishes are reminded that there be no exceptions to this diocesan regulation.

 

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

 

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

 

                                          Bishop Ray Browne

 

8th May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE GROUP are hosting an open meeting in The Castle Room, Listowel Arms Hotel on Wednesday next, May 24th at 8pm. Mr Tom McCormack, Consultant Surgeon at University Hospital Kerry and Mr Ted Moynihan, Kerry Person of the Year, will give a talk on palliative care/hospice services in the county. All welcome.

 

PHIL COULTER IN CONCERT Moyvane Church Tuesday 13th June 8pm.  Tickets €30 in Moyvane Parish Office.

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE OPEN DAY May 26th 10am-2pm. Post Leaving Cert Courses & VTOS available  Enrolling now.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

KERRY DEAF RESOURCE CENTRE and all the staff, we would like to say a sincere thank you to all who gave so generously to our recent Church gate collection. The total amount collected on Saturday 15th April and Sunday 16th April was €1030.

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL COLLECTION DAY: THANK YOU:  to everyone who supported the special Olympics Ireland National Collection day in Listowel on Friday 5th May 2017. Thanks to all the volunteers who stood at various venues throughout the town. The total was €3,001.00.

 

RIBBON CAMPAIGN Get involved in the Green Ribbon campaign over the month of May and let’s get the conversation going around mental health in Kerry. You can pick up a green ribbon from your local library. You don’t need to be an expert to start talking about mental health or have all the answers. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to let someone know that you are there for them and simply listen. Talk, but listen too: Simply being there will mean a lot. Take your lead from the person: As a first step, ask them how best you can help. Avoid the clichés: Phrases like ‘Cheer up’, ‘I’m sure it’ll pass’ and ‘Pull yourself together’ definitely won’t help - Being open minded, non-judgemental and listening will. Keep in touch: There are lots of small ways of showing support - Send a text or just ask someone how they are doing. Don’t just talk about mental health: Just be yourself, chat about everyday things as well. For more information: please contact Julieann Lane, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Phone (086) 0278272.

 

THE LATIN MASS (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 21st May, and Sunday 4th June, at 1.30pm. More info from: LatinMassTralee@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.

 

089/4044816; Pres & Office 068/49308;

 

Parish Secretary:Jacqueline Office

 

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

 

Closed Wed

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May

 

MOYVANE:

 

Sat 20th 7.30pm Maura O’Connor, Aughrim (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:

 

Sun 21st 10.00am Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:

 

11.00am John & Peggy Collins & loving son John, Glin Road

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane–Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th May

 

Mon 22nd 7.30pm Exam Mass with guest speaker Paul Montgomery

 

Wed 24th 7.30pm Eamon Gallagher, Notting Hill, London (Anni)

 

Fri 26th 7.30pm James & Annie O’Callaghan (Anni)

 

Sat 27th 7.30pm Fr. John Lucid our former Parish Priest (Rec Dec)

 

Sun  28th 11.00am John Carmody, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Sunday 28th May

 

Sun 28th 10.00am David Dillon, his parents Margaret & Vincent & his aunt Kathleen Stack, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm;

 

MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses this weekend for the Education of Clergy.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Julia Stack & Family, Aughrim on the death of her sister Helen Stack

 

(neé Fitzgerald), Templeglantine whose funeral took place last Monday.To the Stack Family

 

on the death of their aunt Mary Stack, Glenalappa West, whose funeral took place on Friday. 

 

May Helen & Mary Rest In Peace.

 

PARISH CELEBRATION AND THANKSGIVING DAY:  On Sunday July 16th from 1.30pm to 5pm

 

we will have a very special Sunday of gorgeous food, fun and games to suit all ages.  It will be a Sunday to remember.  Watch this space for further info.  July 16th is the day. 

 

CEMETERY MASSES: The Committee have decided to revert back to the old system to have the Cemetery Masses on consecutive evenings.  The dates and times are as follows: 

 

Ahavoher Monday 7th August 8pm; Knockanure Tuesday 8th August  8pm

 

Murhur Wednesday 9th August 8pm

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH CONCERT:  All who are prepared to help with the upcoming Phil Coulter concert are invited to attend a meeting in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 23rd May at 9.30pm.  The more volunteers we have the easier it will be in insuring that the concert runs smoothly.  Items that need attention are stewarding, ushering, car parking, helping with seating, stage set up, tickets etc.  All welcome.

 

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

 

I invite you to have a family discussion and reflection on the commandments......

 

 

Do not have any other god before God.

 

 Do not make yourself an idol.

 

Do not take the Lord's name in vain.

 

Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.

 

Honour thy Mother and Father.

 

Do not murder.

 

Do not commit adultery.

 

Do not steal.

 

Do not perjure yourself.

 

Do no covet.

 

KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS

 

Just imagine that Jesus is speaking directly to us with love in His heart for all of us.  He has two lists:

 

DON’T’S

 

Do not return evil for evil.  Nothing is achieved by retaliation except to pile darkness

 

upon darkness.  Do not judge your neighbour.  No one knows all the facts in any particular case except God.  Therefore leave judgement to God.  Do not worry about food, drink and clothes as if these were the most important things in life.  Make it your first concern to live a life worthy of a daughter or son of God and all the rest will fall into place.  Do not store up treasures for yourself here on earth –money, property, goods and so on.  These are like chaff in the eyes of God, chaff to be blown away in the first winds of judgement.  Do not look back once you have put your hand on the plough that is once you have decided to follow my way.  And once you have made what

 

you are sure is a right decision in life, go forward trusting in God. 

 

Do not give up hope when times are rough.  Keep on trusting in Me and in My Father.  Remember that you are worth more than thousands of sparrows. 

 

DO’s

 

Let the light of your goodness shine before people.  The light you shed around you will help other to find their way, and God the Father will be glorified.  Love your enemies.  To be kind to those who you don’t like or who may have been unkind to you is hard.   But if you do this you will be the salt of the earth.  Give generously.

 

The measure you give to others will be the measure you receive from God.  Forgive those who sin against you.  Then you have nothing to fear in regard to your own sins God has already forgiven them.  Clean the inside of cup and dish and the outside will become clean too.  See that your minds and hearts are clean.  Then all your thoughts, words and deeds will also be clean like water coming

 

from an unpolluted well.  Take this Bread and earth it. 

 

Take this Cup and drink from it.  Do this in memory of Me.  In the Eucharist (Mass) you will find the

 

nourishment you need to live as my disciples.  And love one another, the way I love you.  Then all will know that you are disciples of mine.  We can’t truly call ourselves disciples of Jesus if we don’t listen to His words and make an effort to live by them.  One wouldn’t be much of a Christian if one didn’t live as Jesus taught.

 

POPE FRANCIS CAST DOUBT ON MEDJUGORJE ON ONGOING VISIONS OF OUR BLESSED LADY

 

Pope Francis has refused to endorse reports of ongoing visions of Our

 

Lady in Medjugorje saying “they don’t have a lot of value”.

 

Speaking on returning from Fatima after canonising two of the children who witnessed Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal exactly 100 years ago.  In the case of Medjugorje, six teenagers claim to

 

have witnessed Our Lady with some of the so called seers claiming continual visions with certain messages being delivered at particular times of the day.  But the Pope is treating

 

their testimony with scepticism.  “I prefer the Madonna as Mother, our Mother and not a woman who’s the head of a Post Office, who everyday sends a message at such an hour”.

 

Admitting he was being a bit “naughty” for raising such doubts, he said, “This is not the Mother of

 

Jesus and these presumed apparitions don’t have a lot of value”. However, while the Pope made

 

a distinction between the early visions back in 1981, it is with the ongoing one he has most concern

 

about.  He praised Medjugorje as a place that had spiritual benefits.  “People find God and change their life.  It isn’t a magic wand.  You can’t deny this spiritual and  pastoral fact”.

 

He concluded that he has taken control of the process examining whether the apparitions can

 

be declared legitimate or not.  This process was first started back in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI.   Pope Francis who has strong personal devotion to Our Lady has appointed a Polish Arch Bishop Henryk Hoser to study the pastoral situation in Medjugorje. 

 

NOTICES

 

AWARDS NIGHT IN TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL:

 

Congratulations to the many young people of our Parish who received awards last Thursday night.  Well done to them and their families.  We hope to see many of them at the exam Mass on Monday evening. 

 

COMMUNITY GAMES: athletics on Monday 22nd of May with reg at 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start

 

in the Moyvane GAA field.  Please note one must have a Moyvane, Knockanure or Kilmorna address to participate.

 

DEHUMIDIFIERS:

 

Two dehumidifiers have been installed this week in Moyvane Church.  It is hoped this will

 

bring the right levels of dryness to the walls to make them ready for painting.  It has been fifteen years since the inside of the Church has been painted.  Our concert on June 13th is our main fund raiser to get the Church painted.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Boro Extra Sunday 21th May, 2017

 

 

 

COURSE: Tralee Course in Pastoral Ministry Enrolment for the diocesan Course in Pastoral Ministry is now taking place. The course will be held over 20 Wednesday evenings, 8-10pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee during 2017/18. This course is for those involved in their parish who would like to deepen their experience and understanding of their faith and ministry. If you are interested, contact Frances Rowland 064 66302538 or francesrowland@dioceseofkerry.ie or to chat with their parish priest. Application forms are available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

NOVENA: Franciscan Friary, Killarney – Novena Masses: Sunday June 4th – Tuesday June 13th - Daily 10.00am & 7.00pm - Saturday 10.00am & 7.00pm - Sunday 11.30am; Student Mass: Monday June 5th 7.00pm; Reconciliation Services: Monday 5th June after 10.00 & 7.00pm Masses; Blessing of Expectant Mothers: Sunday 11th June (after 11.30am mass); Healing Service: Sunday 11th June: 6.00pm; Feast of St Anthony: 13th June Masses with Blessing of the Lillies: 10.00am & 7.00pm & also Blessing of the Children: 5.00pm

 

 

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)

 

Diocesan Adoration Day: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy, C.C., on Thurs. 1st   June 

 

Our Lady of Fatima 1st Sat Monthly Devotion: Sat. 3rd June 4.00pm-6.00pm.

 

A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

 

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30 am-4.30 p.m..

 

 

 

NOVENA: Franciscan Friary, Killarney – Novena Masses: Sunday June 4th – Tuesday June 13th - Daily 10.00am & 7.00pm - Saturday 10.00am & 7.00pm - Sunday 11.30am; Student Mass: Monday June 5th 7.00pm; Reconciliation Services: Monday 5th June after 10.00 & 7.00pm Masses; Blessing of Expectant Mothers: Sunday 11th June (after 11.30am mass); Healing Service: Sunday 11th June: 6.00pm; Feast of St Anthony: 13th June Masses with Blessing of the Lillies: 10.00am & 7.00pm & also Blessing of the Children: 5.00pm

 

 

 

KERRY ETB EDUCATION & TRAINING FAIR:

 

in the Devon Inn, Templeglantine Mon 29th May 11am to 6pm.

 

MESSENGER

 

DAY OF JOY: A day of prayer and reflection and enlightenment will take place in the Crescent

 

College Comprehensive SJ, Dooradoyle, Limerick on Saturday 24th June from 9am to 5pm.  Tickets €25 which includes hot lunch, snacks, tea & coffee.  All promoters, readers and friends welcome.   For further information  01/7758524 or email f.kelliher@messenger.ie

 

KEEPING MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE TIDY:

 

A reminder that judges from the tidy towns will be visiting the villages in the coming weeks.  It is important that an extra effort is made in keeping both villages tidy.  Very many thanks to those who continually pick up litter in both villages.  So don’t rubbish Moyvane or Knockanure!

 

LEARNING FROM SEA -GULLS

 

It’s a chilly day in Ballybunion by the sea.  Far too windy for my comfort but the gulls don’t seem to mind the wind. In fact they seem to enjoy it.  I watch them flying about.  They go with it, they go against it.  They soar into the sky, they plunge back to earth.  All the time they are using the wind, they are availing of its power. And I think to myself on how we, the disciples of Jesus are so easily blown off course by the winds of adversity.  Lord, send us the Holy Spirit who will enable

 

us to turn the hard and easy to our advantage so that everything that happens to us may bear us along the road to Your Kingdom.  Let’s be as free as the sea-gulls.

 

                                                                                                                                                                              St. Mary’s Church                LISTOWEL NEWS

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 13th    21st May    

 

 Saturday

 

13th                       Jerry Murphy, Clieveragh 1st Anniversary / Danny Barrett, Ballygologue Pk & Clieveragh / Michael Dowling, Derry /

 

Lena & John Mulvihill, Kilarda /

 

Mary Mulvihill, Market St. /

 

Sheila (Cis) Browne, William St. /

 

James & Michael Cronin, Cherrytree Drive & Annie Freedman, England 6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

14th                                       Jeremiah Scannell, Dromin /

 

Peg Boland, Market St. /

 

Peter Dowling, Woodford Lodge /

 

Kevin (Geg) Sheehy, Ashfield, Birthday Remembrance 9.00am

 

                Funeral Mass Thomas O Sullivan, Derry  12.00pm

 

Mon 15th                            Recently Deceased Elizabeth (Liz)Vann nee Barry late of Greenville & Dirha Cottages died in California & Jane & Patrick Barry, Dirha Cottages                10.30am

 

Tues 16th                                            Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Road

 

1st Anniversary                 10.30am

 

Wed.  17th                                                                                          Eileen O Callaghan, Ennismore   10.30am

 

Thurs 18th                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 19th                               10.30am

 

Saturday

 

20th      Mairead Holly & Joe Lynch, Ballygologue Pk. 

 

  / Breda Lynch, Killocrim, Months Mind 10.30am

 

                 Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /

 

James & Mike Joe Barrett, Ennismore & Gortnaminch / Alfe Neville, Bedford /

 

Dan Hayes, Bridge Rd / Hannah Mary Finucane, Kilmorna / Deceased Members of the Carmody Family, Clountubird                 Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

21st        Gerald Landers /

 

Mary Anne, John & Frank Murphy, Billerough & Aine Hennessy, Ennismore, Birthday Remembrance       9.00am

 

                Dan & Kate Hannon, Colbert St. 12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 14th May.   Fr. Toomey, 0871645941. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Patrick Gaughan, Kenny Heights.

 

Thomas O Sullivan, Derry.

 

Katrina O Flynn nee Walsh, late of Ivy House, The Square died in Cobh, Cork.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Bridie Halpin, Greenville / Patrick Brennan, Skehenerin / Alice Forbes nee Hartnett, Middlesex & Killocrim / Mary Mulvihill Market St. / Padneen Moran, Caherciveen, Birthday Remembrance.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

O'CONNELL'S AVE ROSARY will be recited at the Grotto each Sunday at 6pm during the month of May. All very welcome.

 

FINUGE GROTTO Rosary every Wednesday evening at 8pm.

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO May Rosary every Friday evening at 8pm.

 

TRÓCAIRE 2017 once again  Listowel Parish contributed an outstanding amount to Trócaire  €7,735.00. Many thanks for your donations  which will go along way to helping the less fortunate.

 

LITURGY GROUP will meet on Thursday 18th May at 8pm in the Parish Meeting Room. All members are asked to attend. 

 

St. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE GRADUATION MASS: taking place at the College on Thursday next March 18th at 12.00 noon.

 

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

             PARISH FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY – Saturday, 27th May 2017 at 10.30 a.m.

 

             PARISH EXAMINATION MASS for our students doing Junior & Leaving Certificates – Vigil Mass on Saturday 3rd June at 6.15 p.m.

 

             ANNUAL PARISH GATHERING for our Parishioners who minister so generously in our Parish - be it our Parish Choir, Parish Folk Group, Ministers of the Word, Eucharist, Collectors, Counters, Cleaners, Cuppa Ladies, Baptism Teams, Members of PPC, Finance Council, Liturgy Group etc. etc. Friday, June, 9th 2017 at Listowel Arms Hotel beginning with Mass at 8.00 p.m.

 

             EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION ON THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI – immediately after the Vigil Mass on Saturday, 17th June 2017 starting at 7.00 p.m. from the church.

 

             CEMETERY MASSES:

 

St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tuesday, July 4th 2017 at 8.00 p.m.

 

St. John Paul’s Wednesday, July 5th 2017 at 8.00 p.m.

 

Finuge Cemetery: Thursday, July 6th 2017 at 8.00 p.m.

 

                                          More details on above later

 

ST. BRENDAN’S FEAST DAY Tuesday 16th May. A letter to the parishes, people and priests of the Diocese of Kerry. From Bishop Ray Browne. Will be at the back of the Church at all Masses this weekend you can also view it online at Listowel parish web site under parish newsletters.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 2018 information evening on Thursday 25th may 8pm in parish meeting room.  Important those who intend to go must attend.

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE: Since Autumn the Diocese have been recruiting candidates for the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Kerry. If there are any interested people, make contact with Canon Declan or Bishop’s House as we need the following few months to dialogue with them and together decide who will attend the ‘Come and See’ year which commences in September and involves a six weekend programme. The dioceses of Cork and Ross, Cloyne, and Waterford and Lismore are also recruiting at this time.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host  two  FREE Painting Workshops on Friday May 12th and Friday May 19th from 11.00 Am -12.30 PM. You must attend both sessions as it's a continuation. These classes are open to Senior Members of the Community to Celebrate the 'Bealtaine Festival - celebrating creativity as we age'.  Places are  limited, please call 068-23044 to secure your place.

 

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS    meet on  Wednesday 17th May  at 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome!

 

DIOCESAN EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AGM on Thursday 18th May 2017  Mass at 7.30p.m. followed by refreshments and  AGM  at the Church of The Resurrection Killarney Also our Annual Retreat takes place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday  01st June commencing at 9.30 to 3.30 p.m.  (including lunch.) Fr. Bernard Healy will be leading the day with a visit from Bishop Ray.   To book your place contact your parish committee or Diocesan Adoration Secretary Eileen Murphy at 0874575278.   All welcome 

 

LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6-week stop smoking support group will start in: Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd. Tuesday 16th of May to Tuesday 20th of June 6.30pm to 7.30pm. the course is free of charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Office, every Tuesday evening for the 6 consecutive weeks. Please confirm booking as places are limited with: Mary: 066-7195617 Kerry Community Services. H.S.E. South, Rathass, Tralee.

 

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

 

 

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL COLLECTION DAY: THANK YOU:  to everyone who supported the special Olympics Ireland National Collection day in Listowel on Friday 5th May 2017. Thanks to all the volunteers who stood at various venues throughout the town. The total was €3,001.00.

 

PHIL COULTER IN CONCERT Moyvane Church Tuesday 13th June 8pm.  Tickets €30 in Moyvane Parish Office.

 

GREEN RIBBON CAMPAIGN Get involved in the Green Ribbon campaign over the month of May and let’s get the conversation going around mental health in Kerry. You can pick up a green ribbon from your local library. You don’t need to be an expert to start talking about mental health or have all the answers. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to let someone know that you are there for them and simply listen. Talk, but listen too: Simply being there will mean a lot. Take your lead from the person: As a first step, ask them how best you can help. Avoid the clichés: Phrases like ‘Cheer up’, ‘I’m sure it’ll pass’ and ‘Pull yourself together’ definitely won’t help - Being open minded, non-judgemental and listening will. Keep in touch: There are lots of small ways of showing support - Send a text or just ask someone how they are doing. Don’t just talk about mental health: Just be yourself, chat about everyday things as well. For more information: please contact Julieann Lane, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Phone (086) 0278272.

 

KAHS ANNUAL MASS The Annual St Brendan's Day Mass for the members of Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society will be celebrated in Our Lady and St Brendan's Church, Tralee on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 9.30am.

 

THE LATIN MASS (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 21st May, and Sunday 4th June, at 1.30pm. More info from: LatinMassTralee@gmail.com

 

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP are holding a  Health & Well Being Day on May 26th from 10.30am to 3pm in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee for people who have had a Stroke. Inputs from various Medical and Wellbeing Therapists including Dr. Richard Liston, Consultant Geriatrician from University Hospital Kerry.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Cost €10.00. Limited Availability . For further info contact Denise @ 066 7123373

 

 

 

 

 

A letter to the parishes, people and priests of the

 

Diocese of Kerry.

 

Bishop’s House, Killarney 8th May 2017

 

I encourage each parish to each year celebrate the Feast of St Brendan, either on the Feast Day, May 16th or a Sunday near it. The Feast occurs at a positive and hopeful time of the year. Nature is full of new life again, our world is green again. New life is born among animals and birds. There can equally be new life to our faith. In honouring St Brendan let us honour all our local Christian heritage.

 

Throughout the diocese there is a tradition of devotion, strong and deep. Notice locally the shrines, halls, schools and churches bearing St Brendan’s name. Notice the stained glass windows and icons and pieces of sculpture or carving and the particular aspects of his life and mission each focuses on. Dates suggest St Brendan could have lived into his nineties, 578 is most often given as the date of his death. St Brendan travelled far, initially to deepen his faith, spending time in such monasteries as Clonard, Co Meath. Later he journeyed in Ireland to share his faith, founding monasteries such as Cloontuskert Co Roscommon, and, Clonfert and Annaghdown, both in Co Galway. It is believed he went to those places because people from his native Kerry had migrated there.  Sharing the faith is essentially telling people of, and showing them, God and His great love for us. Monasteries were places of learning and education for the locality, places of care for the sick and the poor, places of agricultural improvement, - all making present God’s love. St Brendan’s concern was not confined to Ireland. He certainly travelled to many of the islands off Scotland and the possibility exists of beyond that towards America. Some of these travels are associated with his later years when he was a great age. Three outstanding characteristics of St Brendan come to mind: his passion to share his faith at home in Ireland; his bringing that Gospel as a blessing to people in far distant lands;  and his great trust in God as he journeyed.  These characteristics are displayed in Fatima which this month celebrates it’s centenary. I will be in Fatima on St Brendan’s Feast Day. A village happening drew a response from the whole world. For a century Fatima has given assurance and comfort world-wide to those deeply frightened of national and international catastrophes.  The past century was so awful for so many: think of two World Wars, think of the era of the Soviet Union and the fear of Soviet dominance of all of Europe, think of civil terror in Portugal. Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima has always been and continues to be a great source of comfort and assurance and a powerhouse of prayer and devotion world-wide.

 

Through St Brendan what is God saying to us in our time? As communities today are we challenged and missioned to deepen our faith and to live God’s love within our communities? The crowds of pilgrims who gather continuously at Fatima remind us of how world-wide the faith gives meaning to people’s lives: how much trouble and distress there is in the world, - how much our world needs, love and care, gentleness and kindness. Can we do anything to share the Gospel of Christ’s love with other communities?

 

Often St Brendan is depicted in a boat in full sail with a simple cross at the centre of the sail. Let us in our parishes’ journey with the cross likewise held high. May St Brendan intercede for our diocese in all our needs:

 

O God who helped St Brendan navigate the seas

 

in his eagerness to spread the Gospel;

 

grant us, at his intercession,

 

on our journey through life

 

to set our course according to your peace

 

and bring us to the harbour we desire in heaven.    (Collect of the Mass of St Brendan)

 

 

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

+ Ray Browne

 

Diocese of Kerry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE News

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER; Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.089/4044816;Pres & Office 068/49308;

 

Parish Secretary: Jacqueline Office ;Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am –12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am

 

–1pm. Closed Wed.Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May

 

MOYVANE: Sat 13th 7.30pm,Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana (1stAnni).

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun 14th 10.00am, Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni) & her loving husband Patrick

 

MOYVANE:11.00am David Foley, Kilbaha (Anni) & Deceased Members of the Foley & O’Connor Families

 

Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane–Monday 15th to Sunday 21st May

 

Mon 15th 7.30pm for Con J Mulvihill and his loving wife Catherine & son Con, Clounbrane

 

Wed 17th 7.30pm for Michael Dore, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Fri 19th 7.30pm for Nora Cronin (nee Neville), Pennsylvania & Lenamore, Ballylongford (Months Mind)

 

Sat 20th 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun 21st 11.00am for John & Peggy Collins & loving son John, Glin Road

 

Mass Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st May

 

Thurs 18th 7.30pm for Michael Reddington, Limerick (Rec Dec)

 

Sun 21st 10.00am for Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Simon Toomey, Ballylongford, 087/1645941.

 

Emergencies only.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm;

 

MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: Next weekend 20th /21st May for the Education of Clergy.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the Flavin Family, Trien on the death of Bridie (Ciss) Cox, Castletown

 

Roche, Mallow. 

 

To the O’Flaherty and Beasley Families, Moyvane & Ballybunion on the death of Michael

 

Andrew Beasley O’Flaherty, Ballybunion.   To the Hanley Family, Eyeries and to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart on the death of Fr. Brendan Hanley, MSC.  May Bridie, Michael & Fr. Brendan Rest In Peace.

 

NO SUNDAY FUNERALS IN THE DIOCESE FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST 2017

 

Bishop Ray has issued the following Statement regarding Sunday Funerals:

 

From the 1st September 2017, “No funerals (Mass, Liturgy or Burial) will take place on a Sunday in the Parishes of the Diocese”. This applies from Saturday mid-afternoon. Removals to the church can take place on either Saturday or Sunday evening. This change is necessary for many reasons: related to good Liturgy; related to factors in individual parishes; and related to the availability of priests.

 

Parishes are reminded that there be no exceptions to this diocesan regulation. As regards Holy Days of Obligation the rule will apply to Christmas Day and St Patrick’s Day. On the other Holy Days of Obligation for flexibility reasons the decision is left to the local parish (while discouraging such funerals for liturgical reasons). I realise many will have reservations about this decision. It has been taken after extensive consultation with laity and clergy throughout the Diocese.           

 

Bishop Ray Browne,  8th May 2017

 

EXAM MASS:  will take place in Moyvane Church on Monday 22nd May at 7.30pm.  Guest speaker is

 

Paul Montgomery, Chaplain in Causeway Comprehensive School.  If those who are doing exams would like to be involved in the Liturgy please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office 068/49308. 

 

PHIL COULTER TICKETS:

 

Will be on sale after all Masses this weekend and from the Parish Office.  Your support is essential.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR ANTI STRESS KIT

 

I guess one of the many things we have in common is stress of one kind or another.  While there seems to be a great emphasis today in getting help in coping with stress, we place before you today some little images which may focus a new way in dealing with the whole issue.  So here is your anti-

 

stress kit, keep it close at hand.

 

RUBBER BANDS. To remind you to stretch your ideas and mind to new limits so that you will continue to grow and and reach your God given potential.

 

TISSUE, To remind you to see the tears and needs of others including those of yourself

 

and of others. 

 

SMILEY FACE, To remind you that everyone needs a hug, a kiss or a word or two of encouragement

 

everyday.

 

LIFE BUOY, This is to remind you to think of others as your ‘lifesavers’ to foster a sense of care and help for each other especially through the stressful times that occur through life.

 

CENT/EURO, To remind you of the value of your thoughts –big ones and little ones.  Share them

 

with others.  It’s what you do with them that counts.

 

ERASER/RUBBER, To remind you that we all make mistakes and with a rubber they can be erased.

 

Even human mistakes can be corrected and leave no trace.  Be mindful here of the Beautiful Sacrament of Reconciliation(Confession).

 

TOOTHPICK, To remind you to ‘pick out’ the small irritating items that get in the way of appreciating the good qualities in ourselves and others and to be tolerant and accepting of differences.

 

PAPERCLIP, It’s important to keep it all together.  Find the balance in your physical, professional and spiritual life.  Explore the resources and programmes available in the Parish and surrounding areas. Also become more aware of Church celebrations where Jesus our Healer blesses us and heals us. 

 

Coping with stress involves many things but above all openness to the help of God and the help of others

 

NOTICES

 

COMMUNITY GAMES:  Athletics will be held on Mon 22nd May with registration at 5.15pm for a 5:30pm start which will take place in the Moyvane GAA field.  Everyone welcome (must have a

 

Moyvane, Knockanure or Kilmorna address to participate) info from Brigitte on 085/1018226.

 

AN INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION: ‘Raise a Digital Child, With a Digital Personality, In a Digital

 

World'will be held in Murhur N.S. Moyvane on Tues 16th May at 7:30pm.The programme consists of the most up to date and relevant information on Internet Safety. All groups, clubs, organisations, and individuals interested are most welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Knockanure Development Association applied for a grant to replace the boiler in the centre.  This application was made under Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund 2017.  The grant awarded was €1,500 following the success of the application.

 

ST BRENDAN’S FEAST DAY:  An excerpt from Bishop Ray’s letter regarding St. Brendan’s Feast Day on 16th May is available to read in the Boro Extras. Full letter available at the back of both churches.

 

Boro Extra Sunday 14th May, 2017

 

LOUGH DERG 2017:

 

Season opens for One Day Retreats on Monday 1st May. Retreats continue on May 6, 7, 9,

 

13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29.

 

Advance booking is essential. Tel. 071/9861518 (from NI 0035371 9861518) or email info@loughderg.org.

 

The Three Day Pilgrimage season begins on Thursday 1stJune, pre-booking not required. You are invited to walk in the spiritual footsteps of your ancestors and be part of the unbroken link

 

of Lough Derg as a place of continuous prayer for over 50 generations (1,500 years)

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: ardfertretreat@eircom.net/7134276.  i) Diocesan Adoration Day: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy on Thurs 1 June 9.30am-4.00pm; ii) Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat 3 June 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org; iii) Our Lady of Fatima 1st Saturday Monthly Devotion: Sat 3 June 4.00pm-6.00pm; iv) A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat 10 June 10.30am-4.30pm; v) A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Msgr Dan O'Riordan PP Castleisland, Sat. 17 June 10.30am-4.30pm; vi) Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28-Sunday 30 July; vii) Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love 5 day Silent Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7-13. Contact Helen 086 1678027.

 

ST. BRENDAN –BISHOP RAY WRITES

 

I encourage each parish to each year celebrate the Feast of St Brendan, either on the Feast Day

 

,May 16thor a Sunday near it. The Feast occurs at a positive and hopeful time of the year. Nature is full of new life again, our world is green again. New life is born among animals and birds. There can equally be new life to our faith. In honouring St Brendan let us honour all our local Christian heritage. Throughout the diocese there is a tradition of devotion, strong and deep.

 

Notice locally the shrines, halls, schools and churches bearing St Brendan’s name. Notice the stained glass windows and icons and pieces of sculpture or carving and the particular aspects of his life and mission each focuses on. Dates suggest St Brendan could have lived into his nineties, 578 is most often given as the date of his death. St Brendan travelled far, initially to deepen his faith, spending time in such monasteries as Clonard, Co Meath. Later he journeyed in Ireland to share his faith, founding monasteries such as Cloontuskert Co Roscommon, and, Clonfert and Annaghdown, both in Co Galway......Monasteries were places of learning and education for the locality, places of care for the sick and the poor, places of agricultural improvement, -all making present God’s love.

 

Through St Brendan what is God saying to us in our time?

 

As communities today are we challenged and missioned to deepen our faith and to live God’s love with in our communities? The crowds of pilgrims who gather continuously at Fatima remind us of how world-wide the faith gives meaning to people’s lives: how much trouble and distress there is in the world, -how much our world needs, love and care, gentleness and kindness. Can we do anything to share the Gospel of Christ’s love with other communities?

 

O God who helped St Brendan navigate the seas in his eagerness to spread the Gospel; grant us, at his intercession, on our journey through life to set our course according to your peace and bring us to the harbour we desire in heaven.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL     

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 6th    14th May    

 

 Saturday

 

6th                         Joe & Edward Scanlon, Bridge Road /

 

Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown /

 

Tom Harnett, Smerla Bridge /

 

Jeremiah & Ellen McCarthy, Toor, Duagh /Jack & Mary Jo Corridan, Ballinruddery /

 

John Jackie Moore, Charles St. Birthday rem       6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

7th                                         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Eamon Murphy, Behins /

 

Tom O Connell, Ballygrennan /

 

Anne Glasek, Birthday Remembrance    12.00pm

 

Mon 8th                               Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 9th                                               Eoin O Neill, Ballygologue Rd.     10.30am

 

Wed.  10th                                                                                          Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 11th           James & Kathleen Keane Stack, William St            10.30am

 

 Fri. 12th               John Guiney, Charles St. /

 

Mae & John Sheehan, Finuge     10.30am

 

Feast day

 

Of our

 

Lady of

 

Fatima

 

Saturday

 

13th      Michael, Mary  & Lily Foley, Cahirdown /

 

Tom O Connor & Deceased Family, Bunagara /

 

Liam O’Driscoll, Feale Drive /

 

Sean O Sullivan, Market St. /

 

Thanks Given to the Donors, requested by Adoration Group       10.30am

 

                 Jerry Murphy, Clieveragh 1st Anniversary /

 

Michael Daly, Knockane, Birthday Rem. /

 

Danny Barrett, Ballygologue Pk & Clieveragh /

 

Lena & John Mulvihill, Kilarda /

 

Mary Mulvihill, Market St. /

 

Sheila (Cis) Browne, William St.  Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

14th       Jeremiah Scannell, Dromin          9.00am

 

                Kevin (Geg) Sheehy, Ashfield, Birthday Rem. /

 

Dan & Kate Hannon, Colbert St.                 12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 7th May.   Fr. Spring, 0872931064. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Fr. Pat Moore P.P. Duagh & former Curate of Listowel, late of Asdee.

 

Elizabeth (Liz) Vann nee Barry, late of Greenville & Dirha Cottages, died in California.

 

Jack Walsh aged 103, late of Halfway Barr Glenoe & Greenville, died in Chicago. Interment in Chicago.

 

John Stack, O’Connell’s Ave. died Broseley, Shropshire, UK.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Danny Barrett, Ballygologue Pk. & Clieveragh / Joan O Quigley, Church St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

VOCATIONS SUNDAY: On this Good Shepherd Sunday we reflect on the need for vocations  to the Priesthood and Religious life. We need to continually pray and encourage  more young people will answer the call. If you feel called to the priesthood and would like to find out more, please contact Fr Michael Moynihan 0876551902 or Fr Liam Comer 066 7134131. Visit dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: will take place at our Vigil Mass on Saturday next (May 6th ) at 6.15pm. All children are welcome!

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 8th  at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

O'CONNELL'S AVE ROSARY will be recited at the Grotto each Sunday at 6pm during the month of May. All very welcome.

 

FINUGE GROTTO Rosary every Wednesday evening at 8pm.

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO May Rosary every Friday evening at 8pm

 

SATURDAY NEXT (13TH MAY) WILL BE THE CENTENARY ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA  Our Holy Father, Pope Francis  will be present in Fatima for the occasion. To mark it here in Listowel, immediately after the 10.30am. Mass,  Adoration will take place in the Church from 11am. to 2pm. with Benediction. We invite you to come along and pray with us for our Parish and the Ireland of today and ask Our Lady to intercede for us.  All are welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Some up-coming programmes you  may wish to note: Diocesan Adoration Day: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy,  on Thurs. 1st June 9.30am-4.00pm. Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 3rd June 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Our Lady of Fatima 1st Sat Monthly Devotion: Sat. 3rd June 4.00pm-6.00pm. A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm. A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Msgr. Dan O'Riordan Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully:  facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love 5 day Silent Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.

 

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ 2017 The Diocesan Pastoral Team is still recruiting for the youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France.  The dates are Sunday, June 25th and returning on Sunday July 2nd 2017.  Pilgrims must be between 18 – 30.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €400 but here in Listowel our Finance Council will sponsor half of that fare. So we would be delighted if any parishioner or regular at our Church would avail of this great opportunity.  For application forms or more information, contact  Fr. Declan directly or Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 .

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th - 7th May 2017.  This is a Weekend for good marriages. For more information. 

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP  monthly meeting  Tues May 9 at 12.30pm at Listowel Family Resource Centre.

 

BAZAAR TEA/COFFEE MORNING in the Mermaids bar, William St., Friday 12th May  10.30 to 3pm. all welcome.  

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host  two  FREE Painting Workshops on Friday May 12th and Friday May 19th from 11.00 Am -12.30 PM. You must attend both sessions as it's a continuation. These classes are open to Senior Members of the Community to Celebrate the 'Bealtaine Festival - celebrating creativity as we age'.  Places are  limited, please call 068-23044 to secure your place.

 

ALZHEIMER’S TEA MORNING in Christy's Bar, The Square,  Friday 12th May from 10am to 2pm. Tea Day is a social occasion where friends, family and neighbours come together to enjoy a cup of tea and home baking and raise money for the Alzheimers Society. Your donations will be used to provide local services to help people living with alzheimers and other dementias. We really hope you can come along and support.

 

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS    meet on  Wednesday 10th May  at 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome!

 

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

 

DIOCESAN EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AGM on Thursday 18th May 2017  Mass at 7.30p.m. followed by refreshments and  AGM  at the Church of The Resurrection Killarney Also our Annual Retreat takes place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday  01st June commencing at 9.30 to 3.30 p.m.  (including lunch.) Fr. Bernard Healy will be leading the day with a visit from Bishop Ray.   To book your place contact your parish committee or Diocesan Adoration Secretary Eileen Murphy at 0874575278.   All welcome 

 

LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6-week stop smoking support group will start in: Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd. Tuesday 16th of May to Tuesday 20th of June 6.30pm to 7.30pm. the course is free of charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Office, every Tuesday evening for the 6 consecutive weeks. Please confirm booking as places are limited with: Mary: 066-7195617 Kerry Community Services. H.S.E. South, Rathass, Tralee.

 

GREEN RIBBON CAMPAIGN Get involved in the Green Ribbon campaign over the month of May and let’s get the conversation going around mental health in Kerry. You can pick up a green ribbon from your local library. You don’t need to be an expert to start talking about mental health or have all the answers. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to let someone know that you are there for them and simply listen. Talk, but listen too: Simply being there will mean a lot. Take your lead from the person: As a first step, ask them how best you can help. Avoid the clichés: Phrases like ‘Cheer up’, ‘I’m sure it’ll pass’ and ‘Pull yourself together’ definitely won’t help - Being open minded, non-judgemental and listening will. Keep in touch: There are lots of small ways of showing support - Send a text or just ask someone how they are doing. Don’t just talk about mental health: Just be yourself, chat about everyday things as well. For more information: please contact Julieann Lane, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Phone (086) 0278272.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents,

 

is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died,  the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP are holding a  Health & Well Being Day on May 26th from 10.30am to 3pm in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee for people who have had a Stroke. Inputs from various Medical and Wellbeing Therapists including Dr. Richard Liston, Consultant Geriatrician from University Hospital Kerry.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Cost €10.00. Limited Availability . For further info contact Denise @ 066 7123373

 

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

 

PULSEWAVE IRELAND CARDIO HEART SCREENING in Kerry next week. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram and as seen on TV. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person , Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexability and Blood flow.  We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test. Venues as follows  Thursday 4th May Killarney Court Hotel, Killarney & Friday 5th May The Grand Hotel Tralee. appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited.

 

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP are holding a  Health & Well Being Day on May 26th from 10.30am to 3pm in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee for people who have had a Stroke. Inputs from various Medical and Wellbeing Therapists including Dr. Richard Liston, Consultant Geriatrician from University Hospital Kerry.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Cost €10.00. Limited Availability . For further info contact Denise @ 066 7123373.

 

A DOORWAY INTO STILLNESS: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body. Led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ,

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Sat. 10th June 2017  -  10.30am to 4.30pm. Contact: (066)7134276.

 

A DAY WITH MARY:  Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima

 

Preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland

 

At Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sat. 17th June 2017    10.30am-4.30pm.

 

Contact: (066)7134276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May

 

MOYVANE: Sat 6th 7.30pm Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:

 

Sun 7th 10.00am Nora Kennelly Kelly & Mary Rose Kennelly, Gortdromagouna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:

 

11.00am Jerry McCarthy & his son Jeremiah, Gurtdromasillihy (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane–Monday 8th to Sunday 14th May

 

Mon 8th 7.30pm O’Connell & Halpin Families, Clounmacon

 

Wed 10th 7.30pm John McCarthy, Newcastle West (Anni)

 

Fri 12th 7.30pm Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha (Months Mind)

 

Sat 13th 7.30pm Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana (1st Anni)

 

Sun 14th 11.00am David Foley, Kilbaha (Anni) & Deceased Members

 

of the Foley & O’Connor Families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th May.

 

Tues 9th 7.30pm Peggy Divine (nee Kearney), Glin Rd & Chicago

 

Thurs 11th 7.30pm James Kennelly, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Sun 14th 10.00am Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Ann) & her husband Patrick

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Noel Spring  087/2935969. Emergencies only.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm;  MOYVANE

 

:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:

 

To the O’Carroll Family, Aughrim on the death of their cousin Fr. Pat Moore, Asdee.

 

To the McDonnell Family, Tarbert on the death of their father Billy.

 

To Tom O’Flaherty & the O’Flaherty Families on the death of Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Clacton

 

-on Sea, England & Murhur whose funeral will take place in England and Mass will be offered later. 

 

May Fr. Pat and Billy & Sr. Mary Andrew Rest In Peace. 

 

DIOCESAN EUCHARISTIC ADORATION COMMITTEE:

 

AGM on Thurs 18th.   Mass at 7.30pm in Church of Resurrection Killarney.

 

Also our Annual Retreat takes place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thurs 1st June. Fr. Bernard Healy will be leading the day with a visit from Bishop Ray. To book 087/4575278. All welcome.

 

MARVELOUS ENTERTAINMENT –EXCELLENTLY PRESENTED:

 

What a fantastic ‘Strictly goes to the Movies’ show we countered

 

last Sunday in the Community Centre.  Katie Galvin was excellent in keeping the

 

fantastic production moving so delightfully. The dance routines from all participants were simply fantastic.  It was parish life at its level best.  Well done to all. 

 

PHIL COULTER COMES TO MOYVANE

 

FOR HIS FIRST NORTH KERRY CONCERT TUESDAY 13TH JUNE IN MOYVANE CHURCH

 

It’s great news that we have managed to get Phil Coulter at such short notice to help

 

us collect the remaining money for the painting of our Church.  Phil’s concerts are a

 

big take not only in Ireland but all over the world.  A gifted communicator, musician and composer, Phil brings his own unique and inimitable style to his concerts.  His songs are challenging, uplifting and also very consoling. 

 

It is hoped that there will be a very large attendance at the concert.  Tickets cost €30 and are available at all Masses this weekend and from the Parish Office.  It is important that you contact

 

friends and family members in the surrounding areas making them aware of the concert and if they would be interested in buying tickets.  I will explain more about the concert at Masses this weekend. 

 

 

 

DEALING WITH WOUNDS OF THE SOUL & HEART

 

Recently a man came to me for help.  “Fr. Kevin it’s not money but I need help with some wounds”.  He carried deep wounds, not physical ones, but emotional wounds of the soul and heart.  While this lovely man was deeply wounded, he had not been severely traumatised either in childhood or adulthood.  He had encountered a lot of bumps and bruises on his road of life.  Some belittling, some bullying, never being the favourite, He carried huge dissatisfaction with his own body, unfairness within his family and siblings, career frustration.  His work place was a very difficult spot for him to work in, often ignored and always treated badly.  Consequently he was forever somewhat focused on self-protection and was quite resentful of those who could step forward openly in self-confidence and love.  “It used to drive me mad when I saw people like St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. John Paul II speak with such ease and self-confidence about how big their hearts were.  I used to say “Lucky

 

for you! You haven’t had to put up with what I’ve had to put up with in life!”

 

This kind man had spent a lot of money on professional therapy, which helped a little.  Then he looked at me and said “Well Fr. Kevin what can I do with these wounds?”  My answer to him, as for all of us who are wounded is “Take those wounds to Mass.  Every time you go to Holy Eucharist, stand by an Altar and receive Holy Communion (Bread of Life), bring your helplessness and paralysis to Jesus, ask Him to touch your body, your heart, your memory, your bitterness,

 

your lack of self-confidence, your weakness, your vulnerability.  Bring your aching body, heart and soul to Jesus.  Speak simple words “Jesus touch me.  Take my wounds.  Give me forgiveness and a warm heart”.  Pray like that or your own similar words about your wounds not just at Communion time when touched by “The Body of Christ” but especially during the Eucharistic prayer because it is there that we are not just being touched and healed by Jesus, but we are also being touched and healed by a sacred event.  Every time we go to Eucharist we are meant to let that transforming event touch us, especially our wounds and weaknesses.  The Eucharist is the ultimate healer.  On a weekend when we just have celebrated

 

 

 

First Holy Communion in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure we pray for Grace, Hazel, Chloe, Bláthnaid and Chloe that all will have a long and wonderful relationship with Jesus in

 

Holy Communion.  Long life to them and whatever bumps and bruises they may encounter in life, may they always be aware that Jesus will heal and bless them through the wonderful gift of Holy Communion.

 

NOTICES

 

A FAST EFFECTIVE WAY TO SPRING CLEAN! 'Clothing Collection' on the 25th May to raise funds for

 

Murhur N.S. Bags can be dropped into the school anytime 9am -3pm.

 

AGM OF KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE

 

:  on Friday 12th at 8pm in the Centre.  All are welcome.

 

CHIROPODIST FOR MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED: 

 

in Marian Hall on Friday 12th May at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 068/49472.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday May 9th at 12.30pm.

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE

 

Congratulations to the Pupils of First & Second Class and their

 

Teacher Miss McDermott on winning the Book Trailer Challenge for Listowel Writers Week.  They made a film  “Trailer” for Nick Sharrott’s Book  “The Cat And The King”.  Their prize is to meet the

 

author at Writers’ Week and attend his workshop.  Well Done !!!

 

Congratulations also to Miss Buckley,  her Green School Committee and all in Scoil Chorp Chríost on receiving the great news that the school has been awarded its 4th Green Flag; The Travel Flag.  They will receive the flag at a ceremony in Cork on May 12th.

 

BOOK OF CONDOLSENCE FOR FR. JOHN:

 

This is the last weekend for signing the book of Condolence for Fr. John R.I.P.  Books in both Churches for Saturday and Sunday only.  If you haven’t signed them this is your opportunity.  Thank you.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS CLASS OF 2017 –KNOCKANURE:

 

Blessings and congratulations to Grace Barrett, Hazel Barrett, Chloe Kennelly, Bláthnaid Keane and Chloe Walsh. A special word of thanks to their teacher Ms. McDermott and to all in Scoil Chorp Chríost in Knockanure and their familes. 

 

WEATHERING THE STORM: Not only did the great Fr. Pat Moore weather the storm he brought so many through it safely with love, warm uplifting words, with his smile and encouragement.  A word smith who enriched all of us who had the pleasure to be with him or to listen to him.  His sufferings are over.  New life, new story telling has just begun in heaven.  Enjoy it Fr. Pat you deserve the very

 

best, the almighty best.

 

 

 

 

 

Boro Extra Sunday 7th May, 2017

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Diocesan Adoration Day: by Fr. Bernard Healy, Thurs. 1st June 9.30am -4pm. Self-Care Day: Practical skills For stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 3rd June 9.45am -4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 087/9447105, Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

Our Lady of Fatima 1st Sat Monthly Devotion: Sat.3rd June 4.00pm -6.00pm.

 

A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

 

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Riordan  P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

 

Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.

 

Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love 5 day Silent Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 086/1678027. You can contact the Retreat Centre on 066/7134276 or

 

www.ardfertretreatcentre.org

 

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP:

 

Health and Well Being Day on May 26th from 10.30am to 3pm in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee for people who have had a stroke.  €10.  Limited availability.  For further details contact Denise on 066/7123373.

 

VOCATION SUNDAY: Commitment to mission is not something added on to the Christian life as a kind of decoration, but is instead an essential element of faith itself. A relationship with the Lord,” he adds, “entails being sent out into the world as prophets of his word and witnesses of his love.”

 

-Pope Francis. On Good Shepherd Sunday we reflect on the need for vocations. If you feel called

 

to the priesthood and would like to find out more, please contact Fr Michael Moynihan 087/6551902 or Fr Liam Comer 066/7134131. Visit dioceseofkerry.ie for more details.

 

ANAM CARA:

 

the organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on

 

Tuesday 9th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

ROSARY: Each Tuesday evening at 7.15pm at the Grotto (opposite Moyvane Church)

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement this Monday 8th May.  Music by Stevie Donegan. €10.  All welcome. 

 

KEEPING MOYVANE AND KNOCKANURE TIDY:

 

A gentle reminder in this lovely weather to be sure to dispose of your rubbish responsibly.  Judges will be touring the area in the not too distant future to see how well we are keeping

 

the area.  So please don’t rubbish Moyvane or Knockanure.

 

CHRIST OUR GOOD SHEPHERD

 

This Sunday is known as Good Shepherd Sunday Christ is our Good Shepherd.  He has tremendous love for all of us.  Lord with you as our shepherd there is nothing we shall want.  Even in dark and difficult places we fear no evil because you are with us and as our Good Shepherd with our earthly life is over, in your own house we will dwell for ever and ever.  Help us Lord to allow you to shepherd each of us. 

 

EACH WAY

 

When a man whose marriage was in trouble sought the advice this is what his priest said, “

 

Go home and listen to your wife”.  The man took this advice to heart and returned after two weeks to say that he had learned to listen to every word his wife was saying.  Said the priest with a smile, “

 

Now go home and listen to every word she isn’t saying”.  Sound advice indeed.  Spare a thought this week for all our married couples and all who have married recently.

 

TEN SECOND SERMONS

 

 

Being at peace with yourself is a direct result of finding peace with God.

 

 

Cigarettes are killers, they travel in packs.

 

                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS        

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 29th      7th May    

 

 Saturday

 

29th                       John & Phillis McMahon, Clieveragh Pk. /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Ann Nancy O’Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Charlie O Donovan, Abbeyfeale & Drinagh,

 

Hannah & Jack Regan, Betty & Jim Browne, Listowel & London   6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

30th                                       Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Pk.          9.00am

 

                Batt Maher, Drombeg, 1st Anniversary /

 

Dino Downey, O’Connell’s Ave., 1st Ann.              12.00pm

 

Mon 1st                               Mary (Mai) & John L O’Sullivan, Bonnie, Patrick, Gerald, John(Pat), Danny, Brendan & Maise Murphy & Christy Dooley, Eileen & Dick Quinlan, Pat Noonan,  Timothy & Bridie Casey, all from Listowel, England & America /

 

Tommy & Mary McAuliffe, Colbert St.    10.30am

 

Tues 2nd                                              Special Intention & Private Intention      10.30am

 

Wed.  3rd                                                                                            Mary Dalton, Charles Street /

 

Exam Intention 10.30am

 

Thurs 4th             Daniel Allen, St. Brendan’s Terrace /

 

Michael & Julie Keane, Moyvane & Deceased Family Members  10.30am

 

 Fri. 5th                 Lilah Stack, Courthouse Lawn & Writers Grove, Months Mind     10.30am

 

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

 

Saturday

 

6th         Mary Tarmey, Clunin Doire, 1st Anniversary        10.30am

 

                 Joe & Edward Scanlon, Bridge Road /

 

Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown /

 

Tom Harnett, Smerla Bridge /

 

Jeremiah & Ellen McCarthy, Toor, Duagh /

 

Jack & Mary Jo Corridan, Ballinruddery /

 

John Jackie Moore, Charles St. Birthday rem       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

7th         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Eamon Murphy, Behins /

 

Tom O Connell, Ballygrennan      12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 30th April.   Fr. McNamara, 0874044816. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Tom Thomas Keating, Dirha Cottages / Mary O Connor nee Chute, O’Connell’s Ave. / Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Drive & Charles St. Birthday Remembrance

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME: We welcome our First Holy Communion children and their families who are joining us at our Vigil Mass this weekend.. Also this Mass we are delighted that 15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F.  are participating at our Mass as part of the Military weekend here in Listowel.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR PETER’S PENCE: takes place within our Diocese  at each mass this weekend. This collection is collected throughout the world and sent directly to our Holy Father, Pope Francis in Rome and is distributed by him to the various charities who request some help. It will be taken up immediately after Holy Communion. Thank you for your generosity.

 

CONFIRMATION DAY: Congratulations and well done to all 86 Confirmation candidates  who were confirmed on  Friday last.  A special thanks to all who helped to make this day very special for all. Well done all!

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday at 8pm. (May 2nd )  in Lixnaw Presbytery.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND Canon Declan will do his usual calls on Wednesday & Thursday next. The Parish Office will contact the regulars on list and should anybody new wish a visit just give us a call.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet this Thursday 4th May at 8pm. in the Listowel Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next March 5th Usual mass at 10.30am  followed by a ‘Cuppa’  in the Meeting Room The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction. 

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO May Rosary every Fri evening at 8pm.

 

NANO NAGLE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY: Saturday next       ( May 6th ) at 2.30 p.m. in the Hospital Chapel.

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: will take place at our Vigil Mass on Saturday next (May 6th ) at 6.15pm. All children are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ 2017 The Diocesan Pastoral Team is still recruiting for the youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France.  The dates are Sunday, June 25th and returning on Sunday July 2nd 2017.  Pilgrims must be between 18 – 30.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €400 but here in Listowel our Finance Council will sponsor half of that fare. So we would be delighted if any parishioner or regular at our Church would avail of this great opportunity.  For application forms or more information, contact  Fr. Declan directly or Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 .

 

 

 

MAY BANK HOLIDAY: Please note that the Parish Office is closed on this Monday. It re-opens on Tuesday morning at 10.00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL MILITARY TATTOO WEEKEND  We wish all involved every blessing and apologise for any inconvenience caused. On this Sunday afternoon there will be traffic delays during the Mock Battles that will take place in the Square between 1pm and 1.30pm and also between 4pm and 4.30. For health and safety please obey the stewards instructions.

 

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 6th 2017 at 4.15am Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm  @35 Church St Listowel or Online

 

@ http://dil.pieta.ie/venues/venue-view/darkness-into-light-listowel or  register on the night of the walk.

 

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE NCCA SURVEY ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS? Religious Education will no longer be a subject in the state recognised Primary Schools Curriculum, under the NCCA’s proposal, unless you let your views be known.  Is this a move to remove Religious Education from our schools?  This move devalues and challenges the place and status of Religious Education in our schools. Is this what you want for the future generations of children?  As a matter of urgency parents, teachers, Boards of Management and interested adults need to engage with the survey before closing date 26th May 2017. The NCCA survey is available online: http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Structure-and-Time-Allocation

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host  two  FREE Painting Workshops on Friday May 12th and Friday May 19th from 11.00 Am -12.30 PM. You must attend both sessions as it's a continuation. These classes are open to Senior Members of the Community to Celebrate the 'Bealtaine Festival - celebrating creativity as we age'.  Places are  limited, please call 068-23044 to secure your place.

 

FIBROMYALGIA SUPORT GOUPR LISTOWEL BRANCH   Will meet on Wednesday 3rd May 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome!

 

LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6-week stop smoking support group will start in: Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd. Tuesday 16th of May to Tuesday 20th of June 6.30pm to 7.30pm. the course is free of charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Office, every Tuesday evening for the 6 consecutive weeks. Please confirm booking as places are limited with: Mary: 066-7195617 Kerry Community Services. H.S.E. South, Rathass, Tralee

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents,

 

is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died,  the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP are holding a  Health & Well Being Day on May 26th from 10.30am to 3pm in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee for people who have had a Stroke. Inputs from various Medical and Wellbeing Therapists including Dr. Richard Liston, Consultant Geriatrician from University Hospital Kerry.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Cost €10.00. Limited Availability . For further info contact Denise @ 066 7123373

 

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

 

A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th - 7th May 2017.  This is a Weekend for good marriages. For more information. 

 

PULSEWAVE IRELAND CARDIO HEART SCREENING in Kerry next week. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram and as seen on TV. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person , Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexability and Blood flow.  We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test. Venues as follows  Thursday 4th May Killarney Court Hotel, Killarney & Friday 5th May The Grand Hotel Tralee. appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited.

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.089/4044816;

 

Presbytery & Office 068/49308; Parish Secretary: Jacqueline Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am –12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am –1pm. Closed Wed, Closed Holiday Monday May 1st

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday29th and Sunday 30th April

 

MOYVANE: Sat 29th7.30pm, Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun30th 10.00am Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00amJohn O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th May

 

Wed 3rd 7.30pm Denis O’Connor, Glin (Anni)

 

Fri 5th 7.30pm Tom McNamara, Cooraclare, (Anni), Fr. Kevin’s Dad

 

Sat 6th 7.30pm Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

Sun 7th 11.00am Jerry McCarthy & his son Jeremiah, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th May

 

Tues 2nd 7.30pm Michael Moran, Bantry (Rec Dec)

 

Thurs 4th 7.30pm Deceased of the Lynch Family, Gortdromagouna

 

Fri 5th 8.00pm Ruby McMahon, l/o Washington & Lisaniskea (Months Mind)

 

Sun 7th 10.00am Nora Kennelly Kelly & Mary Rose Kennelly, Gortdromagouna (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Yours truly 089/4044816 or 068/49308.Emergencies only.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. Feel free to call in even for a short while.

 

COLLECTION Trócaire  €485.33 (which brings the total to date to €1,310.93).Next Tuesday we plan to forward the money to Trócaire so please return any remaining boxes or offerings before then.  PAINTING: Towards the painting fund the Bingo night in the Marian Hall raised a massive €5,080.This is a fantastic contribution to add our fund, which means we are already a quarter of the way to what we need to raise.  Very many thanks to all in the Bingo committee, to patrons and to all who contributed so generously last Thursday.  Within the next week or so we plan to put three dehumidifiers in the Church to get the walls dry for the painting which we hope to start during the Summer.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: this weekend in aid of Peter’s  Pence. The Pope needs your support.  Thank you.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:

 

To Olive Mulvihill & family, Leitrim East on the sudden death of her brother Paddy Barrett, Loughill. To Johnny Cronin & family on the sudden death of his mother Nora (None) Cronin, nee Neville, Scranton Pennsylvania and l/o Lenamore, Ballylongford. Months Mind Mass in Moyvane Church on Fri 19th May @ 7.30pm. To Johnny Kissane & Family, Ahalahana & Murhur on the death of his nephew John O’Donoghue, Dublin. To Mary Carmody & family, Gortdromagouna on the sudden death of her brother-in-law  Michael Reddington. To Larry & the Moran family, Bantry on the death of Michael Moran, Bantry -Mass Knockanure Tues 7.30pm. May Paddy, Nora, John, Michael & Michael Rest In Peace.  It is the custom here to offer Masses for those Whose funerals take place outside the Parish and who have relatives in the Parish.  Please note that those in the

 

above list, who haven’t dates already will have Masses said in the coming weeks with the times listed in this newsletter.  As you will note in the above list many deaths have been sudden so we ask for your prayerful support for those who have been so saddened and shocked with the death of loved ones. May they enjoy the rewards of their labour and may their loved ones be blessed by the presence of Jesus. 

 

ROSARY AT THE GROTTO: Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto (opposite Moyvane Church) each Tuesday for the month of May at 7.15pm.  Please come along and join us. Families and all are welcome.

 

STRICTLY GOES TO THE MOVIES:

 

This Sunday evening in the Community Centre.  There is a matinee show entitled ‘Strictly Kids Only’ at 12noon for children only.  This show will go on for 40 mins approx.

 

 

 

IT’S TOO LATE AFTER IT’S HAPPENED TO WISH IT HADN’T. I’d like to remind you of something which doesn’t often get talked about a great deal.  It has to do with road accidents. I’m thinking particularly

 

of one in which a bright school boy, full of promise was killed instantly when a car hurled him twenty yards through the air.  That dreadful accident shook me.  I knew the boy and I know his parents –and something of the inexpressible grief which is theirs. 

 

They have everyone’s sympathy.  What I want to mention is this; the motorist.True, he has been exonerated, true that what happened was not due to his carelessness.....but it happened! 

 

What’s the point of all this?  Merely that if you drive a car, van, bus, lorry or motorbike, you’ll not only be careful, you’ll be extra careful because it’s too late after it’s happened to wish it hadn’t.  God’s blessings and protection to all drivers always, but especially this holiday weekend.  Drive with care and courtesy. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

 

DON’T JUDGE TOO QUICKLY

 

Many years ago a young lad was sent by train to collect his office payroll.  He persuaded the engine driver to let him travel in the cab and near the end of the trip he noticed that the money was no longer under his coat.  This would certainly mean the sack.  Near to tears, he begged the driver to reverse along the railway.  All the way back

 

Andrew scanned the verge of the line, and then as they crossed a bridge he saw the money lying on the bank of a rushing stream.  The boy was Andrew Carnegie, He was on to become

 

one of the richest men in history –a multi-millionaire.   Yet it was years before he could bring himself to talk about that awful day he lost the wages.  All his life he wondered -what might have been if the

 

packet had fallen in the water and been carried away?  So he vowed he would try never to be too hard or critical on a young person who made a mistake and never to judge anyone too harshly.  What’s more, every time he passed over the bridge where he lost the pay package of wages, he renewed his vow.  Jesus walks the Emmaus Road with the same vow and tremendous love towards the Disciples and indeed all of us.  He never brings us criticism or condemnation.  May the Scriptures bless all of us on days when we are on Emmaus journeys.

 

GET RID OF REGRETS

 

Please rembember, “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets so love the people who treat you RIGHT.  Forget about the ones who don’t.  Believe that everything happens for a reason.  If you get a chance take it.  If it changes your life for the better, let it.  Nobody said that it’s easy; they promised it would be worth it”. Kick regrets from your life.

 

 

 

NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:

 

Rambling House on Thurs 4th May at 9pm.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  All welcome.  Refreshments served. 

 

Active Retired on Mon 16th May.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.   All welcome.

 

MICHELLE LUCID FR. JOHN’ S NIECE:  has sent us an informative e-mail from entitled ‘

 

THE PASSING OF MY UNCLE FR. JOHN’ as she was unable to attend the funeral.

 

This can be read at the Sacred Space in Moyvane Church and the notice board in Knockanure Church. Your response to signing the books of condolences has been terrific.  I plan to pass them

 

onto the family shortly.  A Mass for Fr. John will take place in Moyvane Church after his months mind in Kilcummin.  May Fr. John continue to Rest In Peace. 

 

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:

 

In aid of Pieta House will take place on May 6th at 4.15am. Registration this Sat from 11am to 5pm in 35 Church Street, Listowel or one can register prior to the walk on May 6th. 

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TO BE REMOVED FROM PRIMARY SCHOOLS? 

 

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE NCCA SURVEY ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS? Religious Education will no longer be a subject in the state recognised Primary Schools Curriculum, under the NCCA’s proposal, unless you let your views be known.  Is this a move to remove Religious Education from our schools?  This move devalues and challenges the place and status of Religious Education in our schools. Is this what you want for the future generations of children?  As a matter of urgency parents, teachers, Boards of Management and interested adults need to engage with the survey before closing date 26th May 2017. The NCCA survey is available online: http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Structure-and-Time-Allocation

 

www.ncca.ie

 

 

 

Boro Extra

 

Sunday 30th  April, 2017. LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6 week ‘Stop Smoking’ support group will start in Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 16th May to Tuesday 20th June from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.  This course is free of charge and delivered by a smoking cessation officer.  For further details contact Mary on 066/7195617.

 

ANAM CARA: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ 2017 The Diocesan Pastoral Team is still recruiting for the youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France.  The dates are Sunday, June 25th and returning on Sunday July 2nd 2017.  Pilgrims must be between 18 – 30.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €400 but  in Listowel the Finance Council will sponsor half of that fare. So we would be delighted if any parishioner or regular at our Church would avail of this great opportunity.  For application forms or more information, contact Fr. Declan directly or Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 .

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE TWO DISCIPLES ON EMMAUS ROAD

 

What was the main thing that came across to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus?  It was the conviction that Jesus loved them.  That is what made their hearts burn.  The story shows the goodness of God who makes our deepest dreams come true in the most surprising of ways.

 

The story also shows us what it means to be a follower of Jesus.  It means to walk with people to be present to them, to listen –these are the essential ‘good work’ of today.  We can learn from these two disciples who responded excellently to Jesus in the Breaking of the Word and also in the Breaking  of the Bread.

 

MESSAGE FOR THE YOUNG

 

Back in 2000 I just happened to be in the States giving Parish Missions. The opportunity arose in one

 

Parish for me to attend a Confirmation Celebration.  Sixty two young folk with the families and school celebrated a wonderful Mass.  The ceremony was very special.  I made it a point to write down some lines from the Bishops Homily.......“IF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HAVING AN IDENTITY PROBLEM AS CATHOLICS, I TELL THEM TO DO TWO THINGS:  GO TO SUNDAY MASS EVERY SUNDAY, AND WORK IN A SOUP KITCHEN IF ONE DOES THOSE TWO THINGS OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, THEN

 

SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN  TO GIVE ONE A TRULY CATHOLIC IDENTITY.  THE ALTAR AND THE MARKET PLACE –THESE TWO MUST BE RELATED TO EACH OTHER.  YOUNG PEOPLE CAN I SAY TO YOU WHEN ALTAR AND MARKETPLACE ARE RELATED, ONE WORKS BETTER AND PRAYS BETTER”

 

Is our celebration of Mass completed by our loving deeds?

 

 

 

 St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 22nd     30th  April   

 

 Saturday

 

22nd                      Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda & Bedford, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Lily & Paddy Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

Maire Stack nee Chute, Feale Drive & Charles St. / Richard Carey, Ballygologue Rd. / Bridget O Sullivan, Ennismore                8.00pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

23rd                                       Michael & Mollie Kissane, Clountubird /

 

Robert Purcell, Woodford            9.00am

 

                Mike Fitzgerald, Ballinruddery /

 

Catherine O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Christy Stack, Greenville               12.00pm

 

Mon 24th                            Sheila McMullin, Tralee /

 

Bill McGrath & Deceased Family,

 

William St.           10.30am

 

Tues 25h                             Martin Corridan, Bedford             10.30am

 

Wed.  26th                                                                                                          10.30am

 

Thurs 27th           Nora Curtin nee O’Connor, Tralee, Ballybunion & Chicago             10.30am

 

 Fri. 28th               Johnny Griffin, Ballygologue Pk.                10.30am

 

                Listowel Confirmation 86 Children            2pm

 

Saturday

 

29th        Sinead Halket, Gurtinard             10.30am

 

                 John & Phillis McMahon, Clieveragh Pk. /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Ann Nancy O’Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Charlie O Donovan, Abbeyfeale & Drinagh,

 

Hannah & Jack Regan, Betty & Jim Browne, Listowel & London   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

30th       Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Pk.          9.00am

 

                Batt Maher, Drombeg, 1st Anniversary  12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 23rd April.   Fr. Brick, 0879473317. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Catherine & James Sheehan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna, Listowel /

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Breda Lynch, Killocrim.

 

Fr. John Lucid,  Kilcummin and former PP of Moyvane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: here in  St. Mary’s Church on this Sunday afternoon April 23rd, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm. Also a very nice icon made by Jan Wolanski, Woodford will be available for sale at this prayer service for €10.00.  All are most welcome!

 

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MASS: and the anointing of the Sick will take place on Wednesday next ( April 26th at 2.00 p.m.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME: The final session of  ‘Do this in Memory of Me’ programme for the children & parents of our First Holy Communion 2017  will take place at the Vigil Mass next Saturday  (April 29th ) at 6.15 p.m.  In preparation the parents group responsible for it are asked to meet  Canon Declan at the Presbytery on next Thursday at 6pm (April 27th).

 

15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F. Also on Saturday night next, (April 29th) in conjunction with the Remembrance Weekend  we are delighted to welcome participation of the above groups at our Vigil 6.15p.m. Mass . They will be displaying flags in a military style with a bugler playing with our Parish Folk Group on the night.

 

TRÓCAIRE  OFFERING: Many thanks to  all who have already returned their Trócaire Lenten Offering. To date a total of €4,820.00 … has been contributed. Should there be anybody still wishing to make an offering which helps the ‘poorest of our world’ – just drop into the Sacristy or Parish Office.

 

SPRING / EASTER OFFERINGS: Míle Buíochas for your generous Spring / Easter Offerings. This is one of the four offerings which you make throughout the year to support your own priest, those assisting and it helps priests in parishes who do not reach the basic salary of a priest in the Diocese. It is the green envelope in your Box or there are loose ones at the back of the church. If you have not already done so – you may drop your offering on the offertory basket or into the Parish Office at anytime convenient to you.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 2018  Our Parish Pastoral Council propose a  parish pilgrimage to Poland  in  2018, including city tours of Warsaw and Krakow and also visits to Niepokalanow (for St Maximilian Kolbe), the Divine Mercy Shrine, Aushwitz, Wadowice (for Pope John Paul), Czestochowa (Jasna Gora) and the Salt Mines. Please leave your name and contact number in the parish office if you are interested for the forthcoming information evening.

 

 

 

 OUR PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY ON FRIDAY NEXT:

 

86 parishioners from our local schools will be confirmed by Bishop Ray Browne on Friday afternoon next ( April 28th ) at 2.00 p.m. We congratulate our Confirmation candidates, their parents and teachers and ask them to be seated in the church at 1.30 p.m. Usual reminder: The use of Cameras and Videos are not permitted during the ceremony. There will be ample opportunity afterwards, both inside and outside the Church to take photographs with the Bishop. Wishing all involved every blessing.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL MILITARY TATTOO WEEKEND from Saturday April 29th  and Sunday 30th  Parking restrictions will be enforced in the Square to facilitate Parade and wreath laying  Ceremony and Military vehicles  display. We would appreciate anyone parking for Mass  to please remove their cars immediately after Mass on Saturday  April 29th  and Sunday 30th. Apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation On Sunday there will be traffic delays during the Mock Battles that will take place in the Square between 1pm and 1.30pm and also between 4pm and 4.30. For health and safety please obey the stewards instructions.

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday next  April 26 at 8pm.

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CENTRE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS will commence a fourth day service on Tuesday May 9th at its Centre in Greenville . Patrons will receive a welcoming cup of tea and scone on arrival and a hot freshly cooked lunch at mid-day.  Entertainment such as song and dance, computer classes and crafts, cards and bingo are provided.  The contribution towards this service is €10.  Hairdressing and Chiropody services are also available at the Centre.  For further information contact Margaret Payne at (068) 22986 on any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

 

 

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

 

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

 

A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th - 7th May 2017.  This is a Weekend for good marriages. For more information 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Parish Secretary: Jacqueline Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am –12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am –1pm.

 

Closed Wed

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rdApril

 

MOYVANE: Sat 22nd 7.30pm Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun 23rd 10.00am Betty Lynch (nee Finucane), Ballybunion (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am for Aidan Cummins, Carrig-on-Bannon (Rec Dec)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane–Masses Monday 24th to Sunday 30Th April

 

Mon 24th 7.30pm Bridget & Bernard Shiel & Richard & Dick Sheehan

 

Tues 25th 10.00am Special Intention  (operation)

 

Wed 26Th 7.30pm Joan O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

Fri 28th 7.30pmJerry O’Carroll, his wife Jenny & their son Christopher, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Sat 29Th 7.30pm Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni)

 

Sun 30th 11.00am John O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Masses Sun 30th 10.00am Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:

 

To family members & relatives of the following who died during Easter, Peggy Kearney Divine, l/o Glin Road & Chicago who died in Chicago. Paul Culhane, l/o Leitrim Middle & Birmingham who died in Birmingham. Fr. John Lucid, our ex P.P., l/o Castleisland & Kilcummin who died in Castleisland

 

Brendan Keys, l/o Julianstown, Co. Meath

 

Your prayers are requested for all of the above and Masses will be said in the coming weeks for the happy repose of their souls and we will give you details of their relatives & friends who are living in the parish.   May Peggy, Paul, Fr. John & Brendan Rest In Peace.

 

PLANTED TWO TREES –WENT HOME –AND THEN TO HIS ETERNAL HOME

 

Fr. John’s funeral Mass in Kilcummin on Thursday was a wonderful celebration of Fr. John’s life as a priest of 45 years.  When I came here almost two years ago to replace Fr. John as your P.P. many asked me if I had a chain saw and would I be cutting trees and wood like Fr. John did?   Last Sunday after Mass in Kilcummin, Fr. John actually planted two trees; little did he think that he would not see them again or indeed celebrate another Mass in Kilcummin Church.  We are all saddened and shocked at Fr. John’s sudden death.  He died peacefully at home in Castleisland on Easter Sunday.  His good friend Fr. Tadgh Fitzgerald, Administrator at St. John’s Tralee spoke so lovingly and movingly about Fr. John’s priesthood –one of dedicated and generous service.  Reminding all of us present that Fr. John was gifted with his hands and was brilliant at repairing so many things.  Having worked with Fr. John in the Kerry Mission to Kenya, Fr. John was so loved and appreciated by all in the Missions -Priests, Nuns and people for his priesthood but also for his great ability to mend and

 

repair so many things.  His funeral Mass was a very fitting tribute and acknowledgement of a very good and kind Priest.  Fr. John loved Moyvane Parish, and the Parish loved him and that was borne out by the large number of parishioners who travelled to Kilcummin both to the removal and the funeral Mass.  He told me when I was coming here “Kevin, I fell on my feet when I was appointed to Moyvane Parish.  I loved it and I thought it would -be my last Parish”.  You made him happy here and well done to all who contributed to that happiness.  There are books of condolences in both Churches.  You may wish to sign and if you wish you can leave a message or comment which will be a help to his family in the months ahead.  In a few weeks we will celebrate a special Mass here for the happy repose of his gentle soul.  I am at a distinct disadvantage of not really knowing Fr.

 

John so that is why I asked Gabriel to write words of appreciation and please God Fr. Pat McCarthy who was in Kenya with Fr. John will preach at his special Mass.  Rest in Peace Fr. John.

 

‘IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING’

 

By Gabriel Fitzmaurice Fr John Lucid came to serve as Parish Priest of Moyvane-Knockanure in the

 

summer of 2003. His shock of grey hair hid the youthful temperament of a 54 year-old-man full of vim and vigor, a man whose personal motto could well have been “laborare est orare”,

 

“to work is to pray”, such was the delight he took in getting his hands dirty doing what his

 

beloved Church used to describe in the old catechism as “servile work”, work that other priests would leave to tradesmen, labourers and gardeners. He was a popular priest; shy yet comfortable with his parishioners both young and old. He believed when he was appointed to the Parish of Moyvane-Knockanure that he would be the last Parish Priest we would have. He performed his priestly duties ar luas lasrach –at lightning speed. Indeed, he seemed to have two speeds only,

 

fast and faster! And yet he was devout, and his devotion was apparent in his respect for God and God’s creation. His homilies were invariably short and to the point. One of his most touching sermons, which he repeated from time to time, was about the little girl who wondered who the people depicted in the stained glass windows in her local church were; on being informed that they were saints she was perplexed as the word “saint” was new to her. She was puzzled for a while and then, in a moment of revelation, she exclaimed, “Mammy, I know who the saints are –they are the ones who let the light through”. Beautiful!

 

Fr John led his parish through joyful times and sorrowful times. He presided over the celebrations of the golden jubilees of the Church of the Assumption in Moyvane in 2006 and Corpus Christi Church in Knockanure in 2014. It fell to him to officiate at the funerals of Michael Hanrahan and his son Denis, double murder victims, in 2008. He was  interested in his parishioners, their sports and pastimes, he was a fair and effective chairperson of the parish school boards, he set up the first parish liturgy group to mention just a few of his many achievements during his tenure as Parish Priest here. When he was transferred to be Parish Priest of Kilcummin in 2015 he left with

 

the goodwill and affection of the people of Moyvane and Knockanure. He died on the day of Christ’s

 

Resurrection having officiated at the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies in Kilcummin. One of his favourite phrases, one he repeated frequently from the altar, was “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”. Fr John stood for the good, the true, the beautiful. He let the light through.

 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY–APRIL 23 RD: Devotions in St. Mary’s Church Listowel commences with confessions at 2.30pm with Holy Hour devotions commencing at 3pm led by Canon Declan.  Blessed pictures of  the Divine Mercy will be on sale after the devotions at a cost of €10 each.  All welcome.

 

CENCUS 2016 –DECREASE IN CATHOLIC NUMBERS:  You may be interested to know that the number of self-identified Catholics in the 2016 Census was 78.3%.  Back in 2011 it was 84.9%.

 

BINGO: Very many thanks to all who supported Thursday’s bingo and brought in donations.  We will let you know the final figure collected shortly. 

 

AOIFE SCANLON:  To date has raised €1,100 in aid of Bru Colmbanus and the Rapunzel foundation through a non-uniform day in Murhur N.S and by cutting her hair.  She offers a big thank you to everyone in the parish and Murhur N.S. for their support. Well done to Aoife and to her very generous friends.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 29Th /30th in aid of the Pope’s charity Peters Pence. Recently the Pope put in washing and shower facilities for the homeless in the Rome.  He also contributes to many other projects.

 

 

 

Boro Extra Sunday 23Rd April, 2017

 

STRICTLY GOES TO THE MOVIES: Good luck with all the final preparation for the show.  Please note that the Church car park will be open all day on Sunday and Monday to facilitate parking for this big event. 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY: This Sunday we extend a welcome to the children who are continuing their faith journey in preparation for their First Holy Communion which takes place in Knockanure on

 

Sat 6th May at 11am and in Moyvane on Sat 27th May at 11am.

 

FR. HAMEL BEATIFICATION MOVE: An announcement was made on Holy Thursday which sees the process of Beatification getting into place.  Fr. Haemel (85)  was killed last July saying Mass in his Church. 

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP: Monthly meeting on Wednesday April 26th at 8pm.

 

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES: Fri 2nd to 4th June, Tues 25Th to 27th July and Fri 11th to 13th Aug.  To book  087/3966399 (9am 6pm) Night Vigil to Knock December 7th.  See notice boards for further details.

 

LECTURE: 'CANON GOODMAN'S MUSICAL COLLECTION':A lecture entitled 'Canon Goodman’s Musical Collection' will be presented by David Hegarty, IT Tralee, Historian, in Tralee Library on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 7.30pm. www.kerryhistory.ie

 

KERRY CAMINO WALKING FESTIVAL: takes place from 27th to 30th April2017.

 

Schedule: Friday 28th April (St. Johns Church, Tralee to Camp); Saturday 29th April (Camp to Annascaul); Sunday 30th April (Annascaul to Dingle's Church of St. James.) There is still time to register online -see website/facebook http://www.kerrycamino.com. A registration evening will also take place on Thursday 27th  April at 7 pm, in the Grand Hotel, Tralee.

 

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS: at Milltown Community Hall, 7 weeks starting on Sunday 30th April,

 

between 3 and 5 pm. All welcome.

 

APRIL IS BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH:

 

Have you Got that Gut feeling, the University Hospital

 

Kerry is providing a free Information evening on Bowel Cancer Prevention and Awareness on Thursday 27th April at the Rose Hotel Tralee 7pm-9pm.All Welcome.

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: will hold their next event in The Rose Hotel April 27th @ 7:30pm.Special Guest Mr Sid Sheehan, Nutritional Therapist. For info  0872277298.

 

ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE

 

“We do not know..... how can we know the way?”  Courageous master of the awkward question.  You spoke the  words the others dared not say and cut through their evasion and abstraction.  O doubting Thomas, father of my faith, you put your finger on the nub of things; we cannot love some disembodied wraith, but flesh and blood must be our king of kings.  Your teaching is to touch,

 

embrace, amount.  Feel after him and find him in the flesh, because he loved your awkward counter point.  The Word has heard and granted you your wish.  O place my hand with Yours, help me Divine.  The wounded God whose wounds are healing mine. 

 

THE THREE H’s!

 

At the recent ‘Ad Limina’ get together with our Irish Bishops in Rome, Pope Francis threw in the ball for a ninety minute knock about on the state of the Church in Ireland today.  He told the Bishops that Christian faith must involve three ‘H’s’.  Belief, he said begins in the HEAD as an intellectual asset.  This must be balanced by the HEART, which adds compassion to the content of faith.  F