18 Feb 2018

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours. Thank you. Lent continues. Lent Repent.

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat             17th    7.30pm James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Dublin (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun           18th    10.00am               Peggy Higgins, Trien, Kilmorna (1st Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                         11.00am               Nora Kennelly (née Hudson),  Kilbaha & Lisotwel               

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Monday 19th to Sunday 25th February

 

                                                                Mon      19th        7.30pm                Eamon Sweeney, Woodgrove, Moyvane (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                his son Pat & Pat’s wife Anna Mai

 

                                                                Tues      20th        7.30pm                Tom O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni) & dec family members

 

                                                                Wed      21st         7.30am Lenten Mass (Parishioners)

 

                                                                                                  7.30pm               Dan O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                                                Thurs     22nd       7.00pm                Holy Hour guided by Fr. Kevin

 

                                                                Fri           23rd       11.00am               Confirmation

 

                                                                                                 7.30pm                Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim (Anni), her parents

 

                                                                                                                                Paddy & Bridget & brother John Joe Hanrahan

 

                                                                Sat          24th        7.30pm                Richie Brosnan, Coilagurteen (1st Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        25th       11.00am               Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim (1st Anni), her loving

 

husband Henry & deceased family members

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 25th February

 

                Sun        25th       10.00am               Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Yours truly  089/4044816. Emergencies only or 49308.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  No Adoration until further notice due to fault with heaters.

 

MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 24th/25th in aid of the World Meeting of Families.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Joe O’Keeffe & Family, Kilmorna on the death the death of his brother Ned O’Keeffe, Athea, whose funeral took place on Tuesday.  To Kathleen Galvin, Leitrim East on the death of her Godson Conor Hayes, Carrigkerry.   Mass of the Angels took place for Conor last Sunday.  May Ned & Conor Rest In Peace.  May their families be supported by our prayers these Lenten days.

 

PARISH RETREAT: An evening of prayer and reconciliation for the Parish will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday March 6that 7.30pm.  Free bus will be available from Moyvane Church car park, leaving at 6.45pm.  Parishioners are free to make their own way there if they so wish.  To book contact Julia on 49401 or Nodie on 49352 or Bridie on 49103 regardless of how you will be travelling. 

 

CONFIRMATION:  We wish the 38 candidates, their families and their teachers who have helped with their preparation every blessing for their big day this coming Friday with Bishop Ray.  Let’s hope the weather will be kind.  Mass starts at 11am. 

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The Diocese will host a Diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé in France.  15 places available.   Sunday, July 1st to Sunday, July 8th.   Info Tomás Kenny on 086/ 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Also see Diocesan website for additional information.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS:  would like thank you for the continued support of their Christmas Collections which is greatly appreciated.  Moyvane €1,139.05 and Knockanure €472.54.

 

LENT WEEK BY WEEK

 

This week for Lent we have the Lenten Mass in Moyvane on Wednesday at 7.30am and there will be a guided Holy Hour on Thursday from 7pm-8pm in Moyvane.   All welcome.

 

                                                                                NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  wish to thank the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Community Initiatives Fund for their grant of €601.50.

 

MOYVANE LGFA:  Moyvane ladies football registration for all ages from u8 to u16 will be held on Sunday 25th February after 11am Mass in the Marian Hall.  New members welcome.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  to facilitate ESB works the road works will continue in Moyvane village next week, any queries please contact Alan on 086/4600223.  Very many thanks for their co-operation.

 

JOHNNY BARRETT TRIBUTE SHOW:  on Fri Feb 23rd at 8pm in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel.   A two-hour show playing his best music from the 80’s with footage of the dance halls of Kerry, Clare and Limerick.  This is a fundraising concert to erect a monument in Johnny’s honour in his hometown of Charleville.

 

SENIOR ALERT SCHEME:  This is a scheme to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind by providing them with a free personalised monitored alarm.   Older people can get a free personal alarm or pendant.  More information and forms available from the Parish Office. 

 

NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR WMOF NEXT WEEKEND 24TH /25TH FEBRUARY

 

Dublin has the great joy of hosting the 9th World Meeting of Families that will take place in just under seven months’ time from the 21 – 26 August 2018. The sense of excitement, expectation and anticipation is building by the day as we prepare to welcome families from across Ireland and across the world to our family gathering.  The World Meeting of Families was established in 1994 when Pope Saint John Paul II asked the Pontifical Council for the Family to establish an international gathering of prayer, catechesis and celebration that would draw participants from around the world and that would help to strengthen the bonds between families and bear witness to the crucial importance of marriage and the family to all of society.

 

And, so the World Meeting of Families was established and to date it has been hosted in Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Milan, Valencia, Mexico City and Philadelphia. Now it’s our turn here in Ireland because Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host city for the next World Meeting of Families and he has invited us to reflect on the theme ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’.  The main events of WMOF2018 will take place in Dublin but it is also anticipated that related events, including the hosting of international groups, will take place all over the island of Ireland. 

 

The following key moments make up the 9th World Meeting of Families:

 

             A National Opening on Tuesday 21 August which will take place simultaneously in each of the dioceses of Ireland;

 

             A three day congress from 22-24 August in the RDS, Dublin;

 

             A Festival of Families on Saturday 25 August, comprising a reflective concert style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents;

 

             A Closing Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 26 August with thousands of people from Ireland and across the world.

 

LET’S TALK FAMILY – LET’S BE FAMILY

 

Ardfert Retreat Centre will host four sessions on the theme the Joy of Love (the recent document published by the Pope on love in family).  A healing Mass will be held on March the 18th.  The programme is as follows:

 

Wednesday Feb 21st                                      7.30pm – 9.30pm                             The Reality of Family Life Today

 

Wednesday Feb 28th                                     7.30pm – 9.30pm                             The Christian Vision for the Family

 

Wednesday March 7th                                  7.30pm – 9.30pm                             God’s Dream for Love

 

Wednesday March 14th                                                7.30pm – 9.30pm                             Married Love Growing to Maturity

 

Sunday March 18th                                         2.00pm – 6.30pm                             God’s Mercy – No One Excluded

 

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If you wish to attend please fill in this form and return to the Parish Office as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Name: _____________________________________               Ardfert Retreat Centre  066/7134276

 

 

 

Telephone No:_______________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church is

 

                                   fitted with a loop

 

                                system. Please adjust

 

                                   your hearing aid. 

 

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MASSES THIS WEEK    17th Feb. – 25th FEB     

 

Saturday

 

       17th                Michael (Gegs) Nolan, O’Connell’s Ave, Month Mind / Sarah Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. / William McMahon, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna / Sinead Collins, Feale Dr. & Hannah Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec. / Bridie Sayers, Greenville, Birthday Rem./  Ann Mulvihill, Coolaclarig / Mossie Walsh, The Square /

 

Joan, Timothy & Patrick Buckley, Knockane /

 

Lil Horgan, Charles Street /

 

Ned & Sonny Sheehy, Coolagown            6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

18th       Michael Lynch, 1st Anniversary & Marina Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Fredrick Hyland, London               9.00am

 

                Maureen Horan, Kilmoyley, Recently Dec. /

 

Elizabeth Barrett, Golf view, Birthday Rem. /

 

Dora & Bob Browne, Tralee         11.30am

 

Mon 19th                            10.30am

 

Tues 20th            Eoin Kenny, Ballinruddery 1st Anniversary            10.30am

 

Wed 21st                                                             Special Intention /

 

Peggy Harnett, Ennismore           10.30am

 

Thurs 22nd                                          Special Intention              10.30am

 

Fri  23rd                Catherine O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs /

 

Johnny Holly, O’Connell’s Ave. &

 

Paddy Roche, Ballybunion            10.30am

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

 24th      Sheila McMullan, Tralee /

 

William Harnett, Church St.          10.30am

 

                Patrick & Ellen Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Drive & Charles St.            Vigil 6.15pm

 

     Sunday

 

   25th    Ellen, Nell, Mollie, Hannah & Maire Enright, Ballahadigue /

 

Hannah & Joseph Walsh, Church St.        9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 18th   February,  Fr. McNamara 089-4044816 (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mai Heffernan, Woodford /

 

RECENT DEATHS: Val O Connor, Greenville.

 

Patrick Buckley, Patrick’s Street.

 

Bridget Canty, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Sr. Eileen Brosnan, died in Australia late of The Cot, Kilmorna.

 

Michael Lawlee, Ballygologue Park.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PRO LIFE TALK: We welcome a speaker from Pro Life who will address us  at each of our Masses in this weekend  immediately after Holy Communion. – 17th / 18th Feb.

 

PROGRAMME ON FAMILY: As we prepare  to celebrate the World Meeting on Families 2018 which will take place in Dublin next August, a programme  involving video presentation and discussion on Pope Francis' teaching on the ‘Joy of Love’ Amoris  and the importance of family as the school of love/caring -  beginning on Tuesday next  Feb.  20th  from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the PARISH Meeting Room, It will run for six weeks  throughout Lent. This is a great opportunity to do something special for Lent. The family is where love is experienced.   It will be facilitated by our own  Fr. Sean O. Sheehy. It is free all are welcome.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL  will meet on this Tuesday 20th February at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. New members always welcome.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Short presentation will take place after the 10.30am on Friday morning next, Feb. 23rd.  This is just a small way that we can focus on the meaning of Lent culminating the Holy Week ceremonies in preparation for Easter.

 

NATIONAL CHURCH COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND IS FOR  THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES WMOF is taking place in  Dublin next  August.  It promises to be an occasion that will reflect on the faith experience of families from many parts of the world as well as on the challenges and celebrations which characterise the ups and downs of day-to-day family life. Pope Francis hopes to come to Ireland for it. Hosting this national and international event is both a privilege and a responsibility. It requires an enormous amount of planning and funding.  In this regard the third national collection will be held in all churches next weekend, immediately after Holy Communion. Bishop Ray is encouraging us  to  give generously to help fund this promotion of family life.

 

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

 

DUAGH/LYRE MISSION Is starting next week 24th Feb to 2nd of March. All details are at the back of the Church notice board.

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY:  We continue to bring your attention to the Catholic Communications Office double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018 which is being published weekly between now and next May.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife2018.ie  .. There are also leaflets at the back of the church

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thursday next -  22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ The Diocese of Kerry will once again host a diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé in France.  There are 15 places available.  The dates for the pilgrimage are Sunday, July 1st 2018 and returning home on Sunday, July 8th.  For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Also see diocesan website for additional information.

 

 

 

REMINDER: Your parish boxes can be picked up at the back of the church before and after each mass this weekend only  (Feb. 17th & 18th) you will need your box number as they are in numerical order as you cannot pick up your box without it

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED are hosting their tea dance in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 3pm to 6pm on this  Sunday  18th Feb. tea served. Admission €5 everybody welcome

 

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS Annual Church Gate Collection will take place on 24th & 25th February.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

LENTEN PROGRAMME 2018 Tralee Pastoral Area will host an open talk with Bishop Kevin Doran speaking on the Christian Vision of Family. It will take place on Feb 19th Monday @ 7.30 p.m. in St. John’s Parish Church, Tralee. On Feb 22nd Thursday @ 8.00 p.m. Br. Pádraig McIntyre osb will speak on Finding ourselves in the Lenten Jesus in the Heights Hotel, Killarney, hosted by Killarney Pastoral Area. All are welcome and there is no admission fee. For more information, check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

PAEDATRIC FIRST AID two-day course 10.30-12.30pm on March 5 and 12 at Listowel Family Centre. Further details from 068 23584. Book now as spaces limited.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS our Christmas Collections which is greatly appreciated was collected. Listowel St Marys   € 3,450.81.

 

TARBERT COM. FUNDRAISING ENVENT BINGO Sun. 25th Feb. at 3pm. in the School books single €10 Double €15 jackpot sheets €2.

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

 

JOHNNY BARRETT TRIBUTE SHOW will take place on Friday February 23rd at 8pm. in St. John’s Theatre Listowel. This will be a 2 hour show on a large screen showing Johnny playing his best music from the 1980’s with footage of the dance halls of Kerry, Clare and Limerick and scenery from around Ireland. This is a fundraising concert to erect a monument in Johnny’s honour in his hometown of Charleville, Co. Cork.

 

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, March 1st 2018 in St. John's Parish Centre, Tralee.  The workshop will begin at 7:30pm.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide training and resources for cantors and those hoping to start this ministry in their parish.  There will be a particular focus on Lenten and Easter material.  The workshop will be facilitated by Ailish Walsh O' Connor (Director of Music, Castleisland Parish and St. Joseph's Presentation, Castleisland) and Tomás Kenny (Diocesan Pastoral Team).  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie if you would like to book a place.  Please book by Friday, February 23rd 2018 as places are limited.

 

“LIVING WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES? Let us help. Book a place on our free X-PERT course (6 weeks, 2 ½ hours). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel.”

 

THE UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM programme runs atu the Listowel Family Resource Centre  on wednesday 28th feb from 10-4pm. contact toni on 23584. Places limited as programme is restricted to 20 people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

            10 Feb. 2018                                      MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Lent begins on Wednesday.

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat             10th    7.30pm                 Patrick & John Carmody, Gortdromosillihy (Anni) KNOCKANURE:                 Sun           11h  10.00am   Emmett Leahy, Carrueragh (Anni)

 

& Margaret’s parents Ellen & Patrick Leahy

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Michael Hogan, Westmeath & Galway (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (Father to Brendan Hogan, Leitrim Middle)           

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Monday 12th to Sunday 18th February

 

Mon      12th    7.30pm    Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle (Anni) &

 

Eileen McNamara, Mary & Peggy Moriarty, Glin (Anni) Tues 13th               7.30pm                Hanna Stack, Clounbrane (Months Mind)

 

Wed 14th   7.30am           ASH WEDNESDAY –  A Day of Fast & Abstinence

 

                                 7.30pm                Parishioners (ashes will be distributed at both Masses)

 

Fri           16th   7.00pm     Stations of the Cross

 

                                 7.30pm                Noreen O’Connor, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

 

Sat          17th        7.30pm                James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Dublin (Anni)

 

Sun        18th        11.00am              Nora Kennelly (née Hudson), Kilbaha & Listowel

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Tuesday 13th to Sunday 18th February Tues 13th  12noon  Mass celebrating Grandparents Day with the children

 

                                                                of Knockanure School

 

Wed 14th            10.00am               ASH WEDNESDAY – A Day of Fast & Abstinence

 

                                                                (ashes will be distributed at this Mass)

 

Thurs  15th   7.30pm        Catherine Culhane, Ballyguiltenane (Anni) & Deceased

 

                                                of the Culhane & Sheahan Families   

 

                Sun        11th       10.00am               Peggy Higgins, Trien, Kilmorna (1st Anni)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  No Adoration until further notice due to fault with heaters. 

 

MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses this weekend in aid of Lourdes Helpers.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Mulvihill Family, Leitrim West on the death of their dad Denis, whose funeral took place in Moyvane Church last Wednesday.  To Noreen McEvoy & family, Aughrim on the death of her cousin Kitty Harnett, Listowel whose funeral took place in Ballydonoghue last Saturday.  To Anne & Pat Fitzgerald, The Village on the death of Anne’s sister Mary Prendeville, Listowel whose funeral took place in

 

Listowel last Saturday.   To the relatives, neighbours & friends of Mikey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill, who died in Lystoll Lodge during the week.  Sympathy especially to his sister Bernie in the UK and to his brother Eddie in Lystoll Lodge.  May Denis, Kitty, Mary & Mikey Joe Rest in Peace. 

 

                                     TRÓCAIRE

 

The Trócaire Lenten Campaign is up and running.  There are Trócaire envelopes containing a little collection box available after all Masses this weekend.  I encourage you to take them home and return them on Holy Thursday on 29th March.  Leaflets and info about Trócaire’s work are available from the Sacred Spaces in both Churches.  This is a very positive and caring way of helping those who need our financial and prayerful support.  Lent is a special time to do this work.  Very many thanks for your support last year.  You can get your Trócaire pack on the way out from Masses this weekend.  ‘Don’t give up on her this Lent’

 

                        LENT WEEK BY WEEK – 40 DAYS

 

The extra Lenten celebrations this week in our Parish are as follows.  

 

Wednesday 14th     7.30am Mass in Moyvane  - 10am in Knockanure – 7.30pm in Moyvane

 

Friday 16th           7.00pm Stations of the Cross in Moyvane (before Mass)

 

Each week in this section of the Newsletter we will give you the times and places of celebrations that will be taking place during Lent.  There is a Mission with the Redemptorists taking place in Duagh/Lyreacrompane from 24th February to 2nd March.  Tuesday 27th is a night of healing and blessings and we will have a bus from Moyvane Church to take people to the Mission that evening if numbers are sufficient.  Please give your names to the Sacristans or to myself after the weekend Masses or contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office.  So with the Parish Mission and with our own efforts here in the Parish it might be nice this weekend to make commitments to either going to the Mission (especially the night the bus is going from the Parish) or to attend the Lenten Masses or The Stations of the Cross.  We all have great opportunities in making this a Holy Season.

 

                                        AND FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

 

Also for your consideration during Lent the following talks are taking place in the Ardfert Retreat Centre: The Jesus Prayer: Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb. (Special Day of support and reflection for recovering Alcoholic members), 10am-5pm.

 

Ministry in the Church: by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

The Amoris programme: A parish conversation in preparation for the World Meeting of Families which helps participants to reflect on and share their experience of family life in the light of Pope Francis’ vision in the ‘Gospel of Family’ A joy for all the world. Ardfert Retreat Centre will host 4 sessions during Lent, beginning on Wednesday 21st Feb.  7.30pm to 9.30pm. All welcome. Bookings/Contact: 066/7134276.

 

ARE YOU KEEN TO GET INVOLVED?

 

With the Referendum coming up to remove the 8th Amendment from the Constitution one might like to support and get involved with Save the 8th Group who are contactable on www.save8.ie or www.thelifeinstitute.net  or by letter to the The Life House, 6 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1.  Also a positive Radio Station is Spirit Radio on 89.8 to 92.2 fm.  They give the truthful news.

 

                                                  GIVE YOUR BEST!

 

That great freedom fighter, Bishop Abel Muzqrewa once spoke the following words to a large group of Priests who were sad and disheartened that they were making no headway in preaching the Gospel.  

 

“PEOPLE ARE UNREASONABLE, ILLOGICAL AND SELF-CENTRED – love them anyway!

 

HONESTY AND FRANKNESS MAKE YOU VULNERABLE – Be honest and frank anyway!

 

THE BIGGEST PEOPLE WITH THE BIGGEST IDEAS CAN BE SHOT DOWN BY THE SMALLEST PEOPLE WITH THE SMALLEST IDEAS – Think big anyway!

 

WHAT YOU SPEND YEARS BUILDING MAY BE DESTROYED OVERNIGHT – Build anyway!

 

ALTHOUGH YOU GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE YOU MAY STILL BE KICKED IN THE TEETH

 

– Give your best anyway!”

 

With the Holy Season of Lent starting this coming Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) the great wisdom from Bishop Abel is a wonderful reminder to all of us to stay focused in doing good.  May Lent give all of us great opportunities in doing good.

 

                                         NOTICES

 

VILLAGE DISRUPTION:  To facilitate ESB works there will be road works through the village of Moyvane all next week. Please expect minor delays. Any queries please contact Alan on 086/4600223.  It may be awkward but be patient. 

 

COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR: A meeting will be held, in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 20th February at 8pm to highlight the existence of the Defibrillator outside the Marian Hall with a view to organizing training in CPR and the use of the defibrillator. This meeting will be an information evening with Questions and Answers.  

 

Full info from Bernie 087/6287410, Ursula 087/6309851 and Betty 087/3203041.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION:  Are holding a fundraising Bingo evening on Sunday 25th at 3pm in the school.  Books: Single €10 and Double €15.  Jackpot sheet €2.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  The Parish has donated €100 to this fundraiser. 

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY:  to one and all.  Love is in the air!!!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    10th Feb. – 18th FEB     

 

Saturday

 

       10th                Hannah O Connor, Lartigue Village, Month Mind / Michael Roche, London & O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

 

Robert McElligott, Convent St. /

 

Tom & Nellie O Donnell, Mary Moran & Sarah Bambury, Ballylongford / Margaret (Madge) O Donoghue, Beale, Asdee / Maisie, Thady, Daniel & Eileen McCarthy, Duagh /

 

Bridget, Nora & William Brosnan, Behins /

 

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

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

11th       Bryan, Kitty & Garry McMahon, Ashe St.               9.00am

 

                Nora Keane Moriarty, Luachra Rd. Months Mind / Noreen McGrath, Cahirdown /

 

Special Intention / Martin Whelan, Finuge /

 

John & Nellie Moloney, Charles St. /

 

Bridget Walsh, Convent Cross    11.30am

 

Mon 12th                            10.30am

 

Tues 13th            Claire O Donnell, Charles Street /

 

Special Intention / Ian McCarthy, Duagh /

 

Jack & Mary Guiney, William, James & John & Deceased Members of the Guiney  & Enright Families, Ballyhahill, Glin & Moyvane        10.30am

 

Wed 14th                                                            Michael Daly, Knockane, 1st Anniversary              10.30am

 

                People of the Parish       1.10pm

 

                                7.00pm

 

Thurs 15th                                           Eddie Stack, Dromerin & New York, Recently Deceased 10.30am

 

Fri  16th                Jack & Mollie Nolan, Aviation Drive /

 

Micky & Eileen Egan Coilbee/

 

Catherine Kennelly, Tarbert        10.30am

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

 17th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Saturday

 

17th

 

                Fr. Brendan Dalton, Bridge Rd & Florida Months Mind     10.30am

 

                Michael (Gegs) Nolan, O’Connell’s Ave, Month Mind / Sarah Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. / William McMahon, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna / Sinead Collins, Feale Dr. & Hannah Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tec./

 

Bridie Sayers, Greenville, Birthday Rem./

 

Ann Mulvihill, Coolaclarig /

 

Mossie Walsh, The Square /

 

Joan, Timothy & Patrick Buckley, Knockane /

 

Lil Horgan, Charles Street            

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

     Sunday

 

   18th    Michael Lynch, 1st Anniversary & Marina Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave.             9.00am

 

                Elizabeth Barrett, Golf view, Birthday Rem. /

 

Dora & Bob Browne, Tralee         11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 11th   February,  Fr. Brick 0879473317 (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Bridie Flavin, Knockane /

 

 John Carrig, Tarbert / Timmy Canty, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

RECENT DEATHS: John Paul Enright, London, late of

 

Mary O Donoghue nee Daly, Knockane.

 

Eileen Patricia Doyle, Clounmacon.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

FEBRUARY FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARISH PROGRAMME We welcome, our First Holy Communion Children 2018 and their families who are participating at our Vigil Mass on this Saturday night .

 

DIOCESAN FEBRUARY COLLECTION FOR LOURDES HELPERS takes place at all masses this weekend. – Feb. 10th / 11th after Holy Communion. It supports  the many young helpers travelling to Lourdes next September and also assists some pilgrims that may not be able to afford to pay their full fare.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK:  on this Sunday as we celebrate the  Feast Day of our Lady of Lourdes – Special prayers for the Sick will be offered at our  Masses.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 12th February  at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LENT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY NEXT – FEBRUARY  14th

 

It is a day of fast and abstinence. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at each of our three Masses -  10.30 am morning Mass & 1.10pm. Lunch time  &  at 7.00pm evening Mass.

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY:  We bring to your attention  the Catholic Communications Office double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018 which will be published weekly between now and next May.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife2018.ie there are also leaflets at the back of the church.

 

PRO LIFE TALK: Following up on above theme, Bishop Ray has given permission to a speaker from Pro Life who will speak at each of our Masses in Listowel & Duagh / Lyre next weekend – 17th / 18th Feb.

 

A SIX-WEEK PROGRAMME ON FAMILY As we prepare  to celebrate the World Meeting on Families 2018 which will take place in Dublin next August, a programme  involving video presentation and discussion on Pope Francis' teaching on the Joy of Love and the importance of family as the school of love/caring -  beginning on Tuesday February 20th  from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the PARISH Meeting Room, and will run throughout Lent. This is a great opportunity to do something special for Lent. The family is where love is experienced.   It will be facilitated by our own  Fr. Sean O. Sheehy. All are welcome.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS: ‘Aifreann Lá le Pádraig’  will be broadcast live on RTÉ Television & RTE Radio simultaneously on St. Patrick’s Day here from St. Mary’s Church at 11.00 a.m. This is a great honour for the Parish of Listowel to show off our beautiful church. . Please note that the Mass on the day is at the earlier time of 11.00 a.m. to suit  the RTÉ schedule. More details later.

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: Please note in your Diary that the Diocese has  invited  Martina Lehane Sheehan to speak  in St. John’s Theatre, The Square on Wednesday March  7th @ 8pm. Her topic is:  Living in each other’s shadow – Living, Forgiving and Healing Relationships. Martina is an accredited psychotherapist and spiritual director, regularly facilitates retreats and workshops on matters of spirituality and personal development. She is a very popular author and has written widely on prayer and spirituality. More details later.

 

 

 

NEW PARISH BOXES FOR 2018: Our Parish Boxes are due for renewal at beginning of March. Denise the Parish Secretary will be at the back of the church before and after each mass next weekend (Feb. 17th & 18th) with the new Parish Boxes. you will need your box number as they are in numerical order as you cannot pick up your box without it. The Parish Finance Council strongly encourage as many as possible to use the Boxes because of the benefits of the Tax Rebate System which raised €14,833.83 for year of 2016 – so talk to Denise to get registered to use the system.

 

 

 

 

 

18COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED are hosting their tea dance in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday 18th Feb. tea served. Admission €5 everybody welcome

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Open public meeting in Parish Hall,

 

Ballylongford on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 8.30pm. All are welcome.

 

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS Annual Church Gate Collection will take place on 24th & 25th February.

 

M.S. VALENTINES COFFEE MORNING  Saturday 17th Feb. from 11am to 1pm. in Tomasins Bar, Lisselton Cross. All welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will run a book sale of good quality books from February 5th - 17th inclusive. Call in and see what’s available. Reasonably priced to suit all pockets.  

 

TARBERT COM. FUNDRAISING ENVENT BINGO Sun. 25th Feb. at 3pm. in the School books single €10 Double €15 jackpot sheets €2.

 

 

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

 

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, March 1st 2018 in St. John's Parish Centre, Tralee.  The workshop will begin at 7:30pm.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide training and resources for cantors and those hoping to start this ministry in their parish.  There will be a particular focus on Lenten and Easter material.  The workshop will be facilitated by Ailish Walsh O' Connor (Director of Music, Castleisland Parish and St. Joseph's Presentation, Castleisland) and Tomás Kenny (Diocesan Pastoral Team).  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie if you would like to book a place.  Please book by Friday, February 23rd 2018 as places are limited.

 

 

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat    3rd   7.30pm Catherine Moloney (née Flaherty), UK (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun           4th  10.00am   Mary Keane, Knocknagoshel (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (Aunt to Nora Winter, Knockanure)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & Deceased of the O’Sullivan & O’Halloran Families

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Monday 5th to Sunday 11th February

 

                                                                Mon       5th         7.30pm                Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat          10th        7.30pm                Patrick & John Carmody, Gortdromosillihy (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        11th        11.00am              Michael Hogan, Westmeath & Galway (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (Father to Brendan Hogan, Leitrim Middle)

 

                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: 

 

                Sun        11th       10.00am               Emmett Leahy, Carrueragh (Anni)

 

 & Ellen & Patrick Leahy

 

 

 

Sunday 11th- 160th  Anniversary of Lourdes.

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 10th/11th in aid of Lourdes Helpers.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Gerard & Stevie Donegan & families on the death of their uncle Moss Joe

 

Gilbert, l/o Lisselton whose funeral took place in Ballydonoghue Church last Monday at 11am.   Also to Elizabeth,

 

John & Patrick Brosnan , Coilagurteen on the death of Elizabeth’s dad Patrick Walsh, l/o Tullamore, Listowel &

 

Coilagurteen whose funeral took place at 2pm on Monday last in Ballydonoghue Church.  To the Shanahan family, Kilbaha on recent bereavements – to Pádraig & his wife Claire on the death of Claire’s dad Patrick O’Driscoll, Kilmichael, Co. Cork.    To Joanne & her husband Mark on the death of Mark’s father Jan Bakker, Amsterdam. 

 

May Moss Joe Gilbert, Patrick Walsh, Patrick O’Driscoll and Jan Bakker Rest In Peace. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Sat 10th Feb 10am-4pm. "Desert Spirituality" Slowing the Pace.  Anne Alcock.

 

                                                                      NOTICES:

 

MURHUR N.S:  Parents who wish to enrol children in Murhur N.S. Moyvane for the school year 2018-2019 can collect an Enrolment Application form at the school office 9:30am-12:30pm.

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting in Marian Hall on Monday 5th February @ 7.30pm.

 

CHIROPODIST:  In the Marian Hall on Friday 9th February at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL:  A seminar/programme on suicide awareness entitled 'Safetalk' Tues 27th Feb from 10am-1pm.   Also the understanding self-harm programme runs Wed 28th Feb from 10-4pm.  Parents Plus courses for three different age groups 0-6 years, 6-11years and teens respectively, further details on all courses on 068/23584.

 

WOMEN’S HEALTH:  For women of all ages being held in Manor West Hotel on Thursday Feb 8th at 7.15pm. This is a free event and guest speakers on the night will include Dr Mary McCaffrey (consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) & Dr Louis Keary (consultant cardiologist).

 

ANAM CARA: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 13th February at 7:30pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 12th February or call the Information Line on 085/2888 888.

 

RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE

 

I was at a play in Liverpool many years ago.  On the way out from this inspiring drama, I was feeling truly elated.  Then as I turned to get in my car, I noticed and almost walked past, a young girl siting on the ground with her dog collecting money.  It was a freezing cold night.  I went back to her and spoke to her; she had a London accent.  I gave her a few pounds and I advised her to give up collecting and get herself some hot food.  She smiled and seemed genuinely grateful.  Just as I walked away, another couple came out of the theatre and stopped.  A well-dressed lady stooped down and petted the dog.  She talked for two or three minutes to the dog but never said a word to the young woman.  Then she straightened up and said to her husband:  “The dog seems well cared for”.  They went on their way content.  Are we living in an age where human beings have more interest in animals than for each other?  We need to remind ourselves that we are all made in the image and likeness of Jesus.  And that is wonderful!

 

                            POPE FRANCIS ON ABORTION AND THE RIGHT TO LIFE

 

Here are some quotations from Pope Francis on abortion and the right to life.  You can see when he made these statements from below.  They are worthy of our refection as we head towards the month of May and the Referendum.  Also his family prayer – can we pray it daily?

 

                                        A FAMILY PRAYER 

 

All powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.

 

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

 

       We praise and thank you for your love and care for the human family. Hear our prayer for our country that its Constitution may continue to protect the unborn.

 

Pour out upon us the power of your love, That we may protect life and beauty.

 

Fill us with peace, that we may live

 

“It is necessary to reaffirm our solid opposition to any direct offense against life, especially when innocent and defenceless, and the unborn child in its mother’s womb is the quintessence of innocence. Let us remember the words of  Vatican Council II:   “Therefore from the moment of its  conception life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and  infanticide are unspeakable crimes” Audience with Italian 

 

Movement for Life, 

 

April 11th, 2014

 

as brothers and sisters, harming no one.        Amen.

 

“Abortion isn’t a lesser evil, it’s a crime. Taking one life to save another, that’s  what the Mafia does.  It’s a crime.  It’s an absolute evil”

 

 

 

Press conference, Feb 19th 2016

 

                                           (Prayer of Pope Francis) 

 

 

 

 

 

“VOTING TO PROTECT THE UNBORN WILL SEND A POWERFUL SIGNAL

 

TO THE WORLD” - Editorial Irish Catholic.   Read in this week’s Irish Catholic or www.irishcatholic.com.  Facebook:  The-Irish-Catholic-Newspaper or on  Twitter @IrishCathNews.  Well done Michael Kelly!  You can order your ‘Irish Catholic’ from Holly’s Gala.

 

 

 

                  SEVEN ALTERNATIVE DEADLY SINS

 

1.            I don’t think.

 

2.            I don’t know.

 

3.            I don’t care.

 

4.            I’m too busy.

 

5.            I leave well enough alone.

 

6.            I have not time to read and find out.

 

7.            I am not interested.

 

Richard Rohr says that sin can sometimes teach us more than virtue can.  Conversion is when we learn from the wrong we do; when we recognise that all sin has consequences for ourselves and others.  

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    3rd Feb. – 11th FEB     

 

Saturday

 

       3rd                  Mary Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave. (Months Mind)

 

Brian Cusack, Convent View (Months Mind) / Ralph Toomey, Dirha Cottages (1st Anniv)

 

 /  Denis & Agnes Kelly, Mary Gore & Mike Kelly, Charles Street /

 

 PJ Browne, Dublin &  St. Brendan’s Tce. / John Keane, Ballygrennan /

 

Nora Kenny, Patrick St.  6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

4th         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Miriam Carey, Convent St.           11.30am

 

Mon 5th               Sheila (Julia) Fitzell, Ballygologue Rd. & Nora Kenny, Patrick St.   10.30am

 

Tues 6th               Murish Bunyan, Convent Cross  10.30am

 

Wed 7th                                                               Special Intention /

 

Betty Ann Carroll, William St. 1st Anniversary      10.30am

 

Thurs 8th                                             John & Lena Mulvihill, Kilarda     10.30am

 

Fri  9th                  William (Bill) & Nellie Moloney, & Ellen Doona, Charles St.             10.30am

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

 10th                      Edd Harnett, Hawthorn Drive, Months Mind &  Eddie Harnett, Gortnaminch /

 

Maura & Michel Chapman, Greenville /

 

Kathleen & Patsy Stack, Bir. Rem. Gortcreen / Bridget (Bridie) Kelliher, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Patsy & Chris Walsh, Market St. 10.30am

 

                Hannah O Connor, Lartigue Village, Month Mind / Michael Roche, London & O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

 

Robert McElligott, Convent St. /

 

Tom & Nellie O Donnell, Mary Moran & Sarah Bambury, Ballylongford /

 

Margaret (Madge) O Donoghue, Beale, Asdee   Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

11th

 

                Bryan, Kitty & Garry McMahon, Ashe St.               9.00am

 

                Nora Keane Moriarty, Luachra Rd. Months Mind / Noreen McGrath, Cahirdown /

 

Special Intention /

 

Martin Whelan, Finuge /

 

John & Nellie Moloney, Charles St.          11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 4th   February,  Canon Declan 087-0908949 (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Pat Kearney, Clieveragh Pk.

 

RECENT DEATHS: Mary Prenderville, Moyessa.

 

Tom Walsh, Dublin, late of Church St.

 

Eddie Stack, died in New York late of Dromerin.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN LITURGY: We welcome our children who are participating in our children’s liturgy at our  Vigil Mass this weekend. The gospel will be explained to them in a child friendly manner in Parish Meeting Room. All children are welcome!

 

BLESSING OF THROATS: As this Saturday (Feb. 3rd ) is the Feast of St. Blaise we will offer the traditional ‘Blessing of Throats’ immediately after the Vigil Mass on this Saturday night.

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY: From this weekend, and every week, the Catholic Communications Office will circulate a double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife.ie there are also leaflets at the back of the church.

 

FEBRUARY FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARISH PROGRAMME  for our First Holy Communion Children 2018  and their families will take place at our Vigil Mass on next Saturday night  (10th feb.) at 6.15 p.m. The organising parents for the month of February are asked to meet Canon Declan for a short meeting in the Presbytery on Thursday evening next from 6.00 – 6.30 p.m.

 

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES SERVICE OF COMMITMENT: for all our Confirmation candidates of our Parish, their parents, teachers and sponsors taking place on Thursday night next (Feb. 8th) at 8.00 p.m. here in the Church. Fionnbar Walsh, Tralee (father of the late Donal Walsh) will be the guest speaker.

 

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS COURSE: for Listowel Pastoral Area continues on Thursday next Feb. 8th in St. Patrick’s Hall. At 8.00 p.m. LOURDES HELPERS ANNUAL CHURCH COLLECTION   which will support the many young helpers travelling to Lourdes next September takes place at all Masses next weekend 10th & 11th February after Holy Communion. This fund also assists some pilgrims that may not be able to afford to pay their full fare.

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Desert Spirituality:  “Taking Time Out - Slowing the Pace” by Anne Alcock, Saturday, 10th Feb. 10.00am-4.00pm. The Jesus Prayer by Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb. (this is a Special Day for those in AA/Recovery). Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm. Growing Old gracefully:  (open Day) Facilitated by Kathy Cunningham Sat. 24th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm. – 0667134276.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND JULY 2018 We have at least 33 people already booked. There are still a few places left. You might consider joining us?  There will be a film night soon for the people going and anybody interested. If you are interested please make contact with the Parish Office asap, as we will have to close shortly due to rising flight prices. Forms available from the Parish Office.

 

 

 

PARISH ENVELOPE BOXES FOR 2018: are now in the Parish Office you can call into the office to collect yours for the start of March you will need your box number.   If you would like to start using the box system call into Denise at  the Parish office. 

 

 

 

INTERESTING STATISTICS FROM OUR PARISH

 

FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS

 

 

 

Year       2013       2014       2015       2016       2017

 

Baptisms              69           72           70           69           64

 

Confirmation     88           64           81           75           86

 

Marriages            14           10           17           16           22

 

Funerals               71           64           71           48           57

 

 

 

18COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

ONLY A FEW TICKETS ARE LEFT FOR FINBAR WRIGHT for next Friday 9th in Abbeyfeale, Church in the Listowel Parish Office.

 

LISTOWEL BRANCH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION Wishes to thank everyone who helped and donated to their recent Church Gate Collection amount raised €1,019.20.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will run a book sale of good quality books from February 5th - 17th inclusive. Call in and see what’s available. Reasonably priced to suit all pockets.  

 

TARBERT COM. FUNDRAISING ENVENT BINGO Sun. 25th Feb. at 3pm. in the School books single €10 Double €15 jackpot sheets €2.

 

 

 

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

 

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, March 1st 2018 in St. John's Parish Centre, Tralee.  The workshop will begin at 7:30pm.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide training and resources for cantors and those hoping to start this ministry in their parish.  There will be a particular focus on Lenten and Easter material.  The workshop will be facilitated by Ailish Walsh O' Connor (Director of Music, Castleisland Parish and St. Joseph's Presentation, Castleisland) and Tomás Kenny (Diocesan Pastoral Team).  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie if you would like to book a place.  Please book by Friday, February 23rd 2018 as places are limited.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will run a book sale of good quality books from February 5th - 17th inclusive. Call in and see what’s available. Reasonably priced to suit all pockets.  

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE The understanding self-harm programme runs atu the Listowel Family Resource Centre  on wednesday 28th feb from 10-4pm. contact toni on 23584. Places limited as programme is restricted to 20 people. A seminar/programme on suicide awareness entitled 'Safetalk' will take place at listowel family Resource Centre on Tuesday. February 27 from 10am-1pm. Further details available from Toni on 068 23584. Parents Plus courses Available in three different age groups 0-6. 6-11 and teens respectively, Further details available on this six-week course on 068 23584

 

Computers a variety of computer classes are available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre with something to suit all levels. ranging from basic computers to how to use your own tablet. Further details from 068 23584 Cooking for men.

 

Names are currently being taken for a four-week course in men's cookery start at Listowel FRC on feb 23es from 10am-12 noon. Places are limited for this four week course. Contact Toni on 068 23584 for further details Art Classes

 

will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Monday. February 5. Further details from on 068 23584 as places are limited.

 

ANAM CARA the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 13th February at 7:30pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 12th February or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH "There is a discussion on women's health for all ages being held in Manor west hotel on Thursday February 8th at 7.15pm, this is a free event and guest speakers on the night will include Dr Mary McCaffrey (consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) & Dr Louis Keary(consultant cardiologist)."

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

 

 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           27th  7.30pm     Pauline Dunne, Drumcondra, Dublin (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (Terry Dunne’s Mum, Holly’s Gala)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun  28st   10.00am Willie O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

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

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February 

 

FIRST FRIDAY – FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD (Candlemas Day) – Parishioners.

 

Candles will be blessed at this Mass.  Place your candles for blessing in the basket in front of the Altar with  your name on them.  

 

Please note candles can be obtained in the Parish  Office this Monday to Friday.  It is a great Irish tradition to have blessed candles at home to honour Mary the Mother of Jesus who was greeted by

 

parishioners in the Temple with her loving Son Jesus,       

 

           our Lord and Saviour.  

 

We too can light a candle in thanksgiving.

 

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE – Blessing of throats

 

Catherine Moloney (née Flaherty), UK (Rec Dec)

 

Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village (Anni)

 

& Deceased of the O’Sullivan & O’Halloran Families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th February

 

FEAST OF ST BRIGID 

 

Thethla Flannery, Tuam, Galway (ill)

 

                Sun        4th         10.00am Mary Keane, Knocknagoshel (Rec Dec)

 

His Feast Day today                                                                     (Aunt to Nora Winter, Knockanure)

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

RECENT CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONS:  The following organisations wish to acknowledge and thank you for your generosity in supporting their recent Church Gate Collections:

 

KERRY BRANCH DOWN SYNDROME                                      €270.82            LISTOWEL BRANCH OF IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOIATION         €557.40 Many thanks to all who helped in taking up these collections.  

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PRIESTHOOD IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY? A weekend, which includes informal chat, discussion and prayer, has been organised for men discerning priesthood. 

 

The ‘Come and See’ event will take place on 23rd and 24th February in Pallotine College, Thurles.  

 

Prior booking essential. For more information contact Diocesan Vocation directors: Fr Michael Moynihan

 

087/6551902 or Fr Liam Comer 087/2401246.  “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men” Matthew 4:19

 

VOCATIONS AFTERNOON:  in the Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork on Saturday 10th February from

 

2pm to 4.30pm for young women considering a vocation.  For further info log onto www.poorclarescork.ie

 

 PARISH GIFT SHOP:  Selection of gifts & cards available for Confirmation, First Holy Communion.  Also candles for Candlemas Day, St. Patrick’s Day cards, Mother’s Day cards & other religious items.  Office open on Monday & Thursday 10am to 12noon, Tuesday & Friday 10am to 1pm.  Closed Wednesday.

 

                    ST BLAISE AND THE BLESSING OF THROATS

 

Tradition tells us that St. Blaise was a doctor before becoming a Bishop.  Since the 8th Century he has been venerated as the Patron Saint of those who suffer from ailments of the throat.  The blessing of the throats, a blessing from St. Blaise is a sign of our faith in God’s protection and love for all who carry sickness and vulnerability.  Using two blessed crossed and unlighted candles, the blessing in memory of St. Blaise is calling for protection not only on our throats but on our whole lives too.  The prayer goes as follows:

 

Through the intersession of St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, may he free you of all ailments of the throat and body and of every other evil.  In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

 

                                            DIFFERENT TYPE OF AUTHORITY

 

I remember especially the first sick calls I got as a Priest.  One was to a mother of ten children.  She was dying of cancer.  Like many a person before and since, it was a fate she didn’t deserve.  Some of her children, not knowing about her illness, had just come home to take her on a well- earned trip to Birmingham. 

 

Birmingham she would never see!  The second was to a young girl of sixteen.  A specialist had diagnosed a very serious heart condition.  She’d be dead in a matter of weeks that was the prognosis.  When I called, the girl was cheerful and optimistic; her home was being readied for her funeral.  These two calls were difficult, painful and so sad.  Both died weeks later.  I was struck at the time, of course, by the appalling fragility, the terrible uncertainty of the human condition.   However, I do remember how much the Lord meant to those sick people and to their heartbroken families.  His being there for them was a tremendous support!  Nothing has changed since the early days of my Priesthood.  All of us waiting for results of tests are still terrified.  The uncertainty remains!  Our human condition is no more secure!  Our greatest comforter at such moments is the Lord Himself.  The point I’m trying to underline is that Christ’s authority wasn’t meant only for Himself; it was meant to be shared by us.  His authority is our consolation.  His invitation is always there for each and everyone – “Come to me all who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest”.  The Church is there to serve. 

 

Authority comes through her from Christ in terms of service.  In the Gospel having asserted His authority, Jesus then went to the people to heal and cure them.  May you and I experience His warm healing presence each and everyday and be guided by His loving authority.

 

                                     NOTICES

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE:  is now taking enrolments for September 2018.  Enrolment Forms are available from the school office between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. or from Mrs Kiely between 2.00 pm and 2.50 p.m. We would be delighted to welcome you and your child to our school.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Due to a recent bereavement, there will be no Rambling House in February.  Active Retirement Day on Monday 12th February.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  If attending please ring the office on 068/49799.  New members welcome.

 

SCÓR: Anyone interested in taking part in Senior Scór or Scór na bPáistí please contact cultural officer Tara Mulvihill on 087/6103393. 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Meeting in the Marian Hall on Wednesday 7th February at 9pm. 

 

The AGM will be held on Tuesday 6th March at 9pm.  All welcome.

 

COMMUNITY GAMES: Names are now been taken for the following categories boy/girls in solo/group music or singing up to u16, u10 girls indoor soccer team and swimming.  If interested contact Brigitte 085/1018226. ROAD WORKS:  will continue this week on the road from Moyvane to Knockanure. Notice of road closure will be communicated via Text Alert. If anyone has any questions or queries contact Alan on 086/4600223.  Credit where credit is due, everything seems to be running very smoothly since the roadworks started two weeks ago.  Lets hope it will keep going on a similar vein in the weeks ahead.  Well done.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL:  Upcoming courses – Art Classes will commence on Monday Feb 5th.  

 

Names being taken for a four week course in men’s cookery on Feb 23rd 10am to 12noon.  Places limited.   Also a variety of computer classes with something to suit all levels. ranging from basic computers to how to use your own tablet. Further details on all courses from 068/23584.

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, and then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at www.irishcancer.ie  or contact the Irish Cancer Society on 01/2310 522. 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed.                      www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                                     Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           20th  7.30pm     Bill Horan, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec of the Horan Family

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun         21st   10.00am   Kathleen O’Connor, Knockanure (1st Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni)             

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th January

 

Wed  24th   7.30pm         Eileen Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni) & her husband 

 

                                                                Brendan & their sons Gerry & Pat

 

Sat          27th   7.30pm     Pauline Dunne, Drumcondra, Dublin (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (Terry Dunne’s Mum, Holly’s Gala)

 

Sun        28th   11.00am   Eily Mai O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 28th January

 

Sun        28th  10.00am    Willie O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Months Mind)  

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tues 10am to 6pm (Depending on the heaters being fixed)  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the family of Hanna Stack, Clounbrane who died suddenly on Tuesday and whose funeral Mass was in Moyvane Church on Friday.  Death is difficult at any time but a sudden death just directly after Christmas is exceptionally painful and difficult so we want to ensure her loving children Margaret, Ann, Patricia, Richard, their families and the extended family our prayerful support.  May Hanna’s good deeds go with her and may she be reunited with her loving husband Richard and all who have pre-deceased her.  Also to the relatives & friends of Catherine Moloney (née Flaherty), who died in England recently whose father Jim came from Glenalappa.  Mass for Catherine and Months Mind for Hanna will be celebrated in the coming weeks in Moyvane Church.   May Hanna & Catherine Rest In Peace.  

 

                                        HUMBLING

 

With difficulty, I barely managed to get through Sheila Nash’s Month’s Mind Mass at 4pm last Saturday in Knockanure.  I knew then I was coming down with something.  Very many thanks to Fr. Martin and Fr. Mossie who at very short notice came to the rescue.  It was strange & eerie to be in my Presbytery bed and see life going on as normal.  Strange too that while Sunday Mass was going on at 11am in Moyvane Church there seemed to be more around the Village than at Mass.  Times they are a changing!  I was glad too to be in my Presbytery bed rather than my grave.  Either way we all need to remember life goes on and we all can be done without.  Humbling indeed.  P.S.  Saturday evening’s Mass was for a wonderful friend of mine who played a huge part in my vocation through her prayers, support and encouragement over the years – the great and special Mary Ellen O’Dea.  A group from Clare came to the Mass by Ferry and went home by road.  Never said a word to anyone.  Went home without Boro hospitality.  Bad zest to that flu!

 

NOTICES

 

ROAD WORKS COMMENCE:  Killpadogue to Knockanure 220kv circuit construction - works commence this Mon 22nd Jan installing joint bays between the Galley River and Moyvane.  Works will be carried out under Single lane Traffic Management and Road Closures.  Updates available via the Moyvane / Knockanure text alert.  

 

Any queries contact Alan Quinn on 086/4600223.

 

MOYVANE LGFA:  Moyvane Ladies Football Club we would like to thank all those who gave so generously to their recent Church Gate collection at Moyvane & Knockanure Masses.  Your support is much appreciated.   CONCERN:  Many thanks to those who contributed so generously to the Concern Church Gate collection which was held on December 16th/17th.  Amount raised €336. Thanks to all who helped with the collection.

 

THE “YES” IS GETTING LESS AND LESS

 

All those years ago those beautiful fisherman who said a wholehearted yes to Jesus still inspire and enthral me.  Jesus asked them to follow Him when they had just landed the biggest haul of fish ever.  The number of fish they caught was so large they busted their nets.  They were smiling all the way to the Bank!  Yet without any hesitation there and then, they said a wholehearted yes.  What generosity, what love, what faith.  Over thirty-five years ago I too said yes to Priesthood and thankfully no regrets and would do it all again.  But I must honestly say that over that thirty-five years trying to get a wholehearted yes from people is proving more difficult.  We are in the age of attractions and distractions which give quick satisfaction, but no lasting peace or contentment.  Our “yes” now demands, “well what’s in it for me?”  As our “yes’s” are getting fewer and fewer our Church is suffering silently.  The big buzzword in our Irish Church is “Renewal”. We had it for the Year of Mercy, we have it again for the Year of the Family.  If you were to take Mass attendance as the criterion by which to measure the health of the Church in Ireland, anyone seeking to renew the Irish Catholicism faces an uphill struggle.  The falling away from Church attendance among teenagers and young adults is particularly striking.  Young adults and especially young parents will tell you honestly that they regard religious faith as something for “older people”.  I must admit it is so difficult to nurture a young church when we only experience an ageing one.  Ireland is becoming a country with older and less religious people” In an article in the “Furrow” recently Seán O’Conaill points out that young adults lose interest in the Church when they no longer see its relevance.  The Church’s leadership in Ireland is “failing to confront the challenges of faith formation in what is now a post Christendom society”.  Compounding this, according to O’Conaill is a lack of an authoritative body of data on faith formation in Catholic Schools – and the reason for this is the fear that research would reveal how “the Irish Catholic School system is not in most cases forming a faith that can withstand even the challenge of adolescence”.  So it’s back to the simple yet totally profound wise fishermen.  I for my part will continue to imitate and follow them.  I will continue to coax and invite a yes for Jesus, but also respecting the answer given.  I hope more yes’s can come.  I will with the best of my ability continue, with the help of God to live out my yes to a Jesus who loves, inspires and guides me daily. Inspite of my weaknesses and my awful contradictions He still keeps me happy and safe in my Priesthood.  Thank God.  How are you with your yes to Jesus?

 

8TH?  WHAT ABOUT RAPE & FATAL FOETAL ABNORMALITY

 

A question on the piece I did last week on the Abortion Referendum from a reader:  

 

“Fr. may I start by saying I love getting the Newsletter every week.  I’m not at Mass every weekend or Sunday but might hit two to three weekends each month.  But I never miss the Newsletter.  Last week Fr. you made no reference in your piece about the 8th Amendment about women who were raped or whose unborn child had a fatal foetal abnormality.  Should they not have a right to abortion regardless of the suffering they have endured?”  Excellent question thank you.  That pain is something we need to feel, we need to understand.  We need to be there for women and make them aware of more life-affirming alternatives to abortion.  I think women need time in these situations, they need compassion.  Compassion to journey with them, to suffer with them, to feel their pain, not necessarily to tell them that this can be taken away.  A woman who has been raped has suffered the most horrendous crime, a terrible violence on the body.  I’m not sure if doing further violence by taking away an innocent child is the answer.  Any woman in that situation needs a huge amount of help and we cannot deceive them into thinking that all this can be taken away simply by taking the life of her innocent unborn child.  I know some will say “what does he know?”, but I really feel we need to keep reminding ourselves that there are TWO lives here and we need to love them both.  We also need to protect them both, we need to be with them both even in the most awful situations that happen from time to time.  Parishioners Philip Kiely and John Corbett have Pro-Life leaflets about the Referendum and the back of the Church.  Both can give you more information if required.  I was so exceptionally proud and overwhelmed to see one single T.D. speak so movingly and lovingly for the unborn in the opening debate on the Abortion Referendum.  Very well done Michael Healy-Ray T.D.  Your Dad Jackie, God rest him would be so proud of you.  I hope our Bishops and Priests will support you in the run up to the Referendum.  You have mine.  God Bless you & yours.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 21st     – 28th    JANUARY   

 

Saturday

 

       20th                Martha Lyons, Feale Drive & Tommy Lyons, O’Connell’s Ave. Months Mind /

 

Bob Slemon, Feale Drive, Months Mind /

 

Eddie & Anne Browne, Coolagown /

 

Christopher Hennessy, Bedford & Germany / Peggy & Jack Finucane & Hannie O Mahony, Moyvane / John Curtin, Dromin /

 

Elizabeth Browne, St. Brendan’s Tce. /

 

Pat Horgan, Charles St. 6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

21st        Eileen & John O Connell, Ballygologue Rd, Kitty Moore, Feale Dr., Johnny & Mary Dunford, Moyvane, & Deceased Members of the Huges Family, Dublin / Bridget Enright, Ennismore     9.00am

 

                Betty O’Sullivan, Church St. Months Mind /

 

Patrick O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Ann. /

 

Michael Healy, Ballygologue Pk. & Tarbert,

 

1st Anniversary / Jerry Hurley, Bedford /

 

Fiona O Connor, The Square       11.30am

 

Mon 22nd           Special Intention / Sean Dowling, Duagh               10.30am

 

Tues 23rd            Jeremiah & Julia Duggan & Francis Mulvihill, James Duggan, Derry & Moyvane /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 24th                                                            Timothy & Tony Buckley, Gortnaminch  10.30am

 

Thurs 25th                                           People of the Parish       10.30am

 

Fri  26th                Sergeant Andy Treacy, Mary Ann, Seamus & Kevin & Dec. Mem. Tracey Family, Charles St.                  10.30am

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

 27th      Joe & Philly Shanahan, Dromin /

 

Patricia Dillon, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

William & Bridie Doyle, Knockane             10.30am

 

                Betty McCarthy nee McElligott, Convent St. /

 

Michael Bambury, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Sheila Loughnane, 6 Crosses /

 

Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

 

Mary Regan, Dromin /

 

Noreen Hilliard, Billerough /

 

Michael Mooney, 1st Anniversary, Clounmacon  / Mary O Connor nee Looney, & Deceased Family,  Mary Morrissey nee O Connor & Deceased Family, Skehenerin /

 

Christina Hickey, O’Connell’s  Ave            Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

28th  

 

 

 

 

 

                 Betty Quille, Woodford, Months Mind 9.00am

 

                 Lila Carroll, The Square, Months Mind /

 

William J. O’Carroll, Cahirdown /

 

Thomas McCarthy, Greenville & Lacca Duagh      11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 21st  January,  Fr. Kennelly, 0872931064  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Eileen O Connor, Clieveragh / James O Sullivan, Gortnaminch.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Michael (Gigs) Nolan, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Timmy Walsh, England, late of Cahirdown. Burial in England.

 

Tom O’Carroll, Dublin, late of Cahirdown.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

JANUARY FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARISH PROGRAMME  We welcome he children and their  parents who are participating  at our Vigil Mass on this Saturday night .

 

CONFIRMATION TEACHERS MEETING: will take place on Tuesday next, Jan. 23rd at 1.15pm in the Presbytery.

 

SERVICE OF LIGHT PRESENTATION PRIMARY SCHOOL will take place on Tuesday 23rd January at 6.15pm. in the School.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday 24th January at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

WORLD HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY Saturday 27th January 2018. Fionbarr Walsh, Tralee  will make a presentation of an Icon to Listowel Church  at the 11.30 a.m. mass on  Sunday next  to mark the remembrance.

 

DUAGH PARISH MISSION: Duagh  / Lyre Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to announce that they hope to host a Parish Mission led by the Redemptorist Mission Team beginning at the Vigil Mass on Saturday, 24th Feb. and end on Friday evening, March 2nd 2018.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – 0667134276  Desert Spiritulaity:  “Taking Time Out - Slowing the Pace” by Anne Alcock,,Saturday, 10th Feb. 10.00am-4.00pm. The Jesus Prayer by Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th feb. (this is a Special Day for those in AA/Recovery). Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully:  (open Day) Facilitated by Kathy Cunningham Sat. 24th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm.

 

 

 

18COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: baby massage contact toni on 068 23584. four-week course, a 3,00 euro contribution fee. starts Monday January 22nd

 

FREE ASTHMA AND COPD ADVICELINE Speak to a specialist nurse over the phone about your or your child’s asthma or COPD. Free phone 1800 44 54 64 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to book an appointment. This is a year-round service, so if ever you have the space to publish this, we would greatly appreciate the continuous promotion. If this line is too long, or if there is any other issues/questions with this line of information, do not hesitate to contact us with the contact information below.

 

LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6-week stop smoking support group will start in Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd., on Tuesday 23rd January to Tuesday 27th February 7pm. to 8pm. The course is free of charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Officer. To confirm booking as places are limited with Mary 066-7195617.

 

DAY OF RECOLLECTION at St. Benedict's Priory, Cobh, Co.Cork.  The theme is "Seeking God in Family/Community Life with the Servant of God, Marie Adele Garnier, through her writings" Saturday 27th January.  9am-3.30pm.  Lunch provided.  Cost: Donation.  Contact: 021 4811354

 

cobhtyburnconvent@gmail.com

 

THE IRISWH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE Will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st Jan. Time 5pm to 8pm. each evening.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish 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 13th and Sunday 14th January

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sat           13th   4.00pm    Sheila Nash, Knockanure (Months Mind)

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           13th       7.30pm                Mary Ellen O’Dea, Cooraclare Village (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun  14th  10.00am Michelle Foley, Kilmorna (Anni) & her grandfather

 

                                                                                                                                Michael Keane

 

MOYVANE:                         Sun         14th  11.00am   John Joe Behan, Aughrim (Anni)                                

 

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

 

Mon       15th   7.30pm    Eileen Collins, Glin Road (Anni)

 

Tues  16th   7.30pm         Catherine Scanlon, Leitrim West (Anni) & her husband

 

                                                                John & their son Tom

 

Wed  17th   7.00pm         Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony

 

Fri           19th        7.30pm                Mary Nolan, Glenalappa (1st Anni)

 

Sat          20th   7.30pm     Bill Horan, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec of the Horan Family

 

Sun        21st        11.00am               Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January

 

Thurs   18th   7.30pm       Pats Lane, Beenanaspug, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

Sun          21st  10.00am   Kathleen O’Connor, Knockanure (1st Anni)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm. LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS:   Epiphany  €372; Sunday 7th €1,620; Shrines Moyvane €168.60 & Knockanure €20.95;  Adoration Knockanure €80.  Holy Land €902.53; Dues €345. Very many thanks. FINALIZING ACCOUNTS:  As we will be finalizing the 2017 accounts in the next few weeks, we would appreciate if any outstanding offertory or dues envelopes be handed in to the office or at weekend Masses.

 

Very many thanks for your continual tremendous generosity.  

 

A NOTICE WITH REGARDS TO OFFERTORY PROCESSIONS:  The usual expectation is that the family involved with the Mass intention at the weekends usually bring up the gifts.  In recent months, this has been hit and miss.  As and from the weekend of the 4th February, the onus will be on the family involved to let us know if they will bring up the gifts or not.   This would help us greatly.  You can let us know either through the Parish Office or 30 minutes before Mass.  Thank you for your cooperation.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Nora Winter & Family, Kilmeaney on the death of her aunt Mary Keane,

 

Knocknagoshel, whose funeral took place during the week.  Also to Mary Stack, Keylod on the death of her aunt Hannah Mai O’Connor, Lartigue Village, Listowel & l/o Lisselton whose funeral took place in Listowel on Fri 12th.   Hannah Mai was also grandaunt to Daniel & David.   Our prayerful support to her husband Bernie & family.  Mass for aforementioned will take place at a later date here in the Parish.   May Mary & Hannah Mai Rest In Peace.   ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE   066/7134276 The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life:  by Fr. Seán Sheehy commencing on Jan 17th, continuing every Wed 7pm to 9pm until March.

 

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs  Jan 18th 7pm-9.30pm.

 

Self Care Day: Offering wellness skills to nourish our physical and emotional wellbeing. Facilitated by Anna O'Donoghue & Betty Garnett, Sat 20th Jan 9.45am-4pm. Contact 087/2498061.

 

“Taking Time Out - Slowing the Pace”: Anne Alcock, Saturday, 10th Feb 10 to 4pm. 

 

AMORIS PROGRAMME:  training night with Martin Kennedy in the Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 30th January from 8pm-9.30pm.  The Amoris programme can be offered as a suite of 6 sessions following the guidance of the Amoris resource pack  or can be simply tailored to the needs and interest of your parish.   It is designed to create awareness of the encyclical Amoris Laetitia and cultivate a conversation around family in order to deepen our understandings from a faith perspective.  Bookings are essential on 064/6630532.                

 

                              ABORTION REFERENDUM

 

There is a modern day perception; especially here in Ireland that abortion is wrong because the Catholic

 

Church says it’s wrong.  That is not the case.  Abortion is wrong in itself.  It is not just because the Catholic Church says it’s wrong.  We like so many other people of goodwill, believe that the right to life is something that is inherent in our nature.  It is a fundamental right.  All other rights including our right to choice, our rights to various controls over our own lives etc are really important but there are predicated on the most fundamental right of all and that is the right to life and this right can’t be altered.  It is vitally important that Catholics and all people look very carefully at all issues in this discussion and that people won’t be afraid to speak their minds.  I hope and pray in particular that the Catholic Church will be given the right to speak our minds.  I would like to draw your attention to a lecture given by the former leader of the Lib Dems, Tim Farron, in London before Christmas.  In this lecture, he spoke “How liberalism has eaten itself by discarding

 

Christianity that gave a right to liberalism in the first place.  Liberalism is now behaving like a new Church it has gained ascendancy and lost itself in the process.  It isn’t very liberal anymore.  So many who declare themselves to be liberals really aren’t”.  Tim was a case in point, the reason he resigned as leader of the Lib Dems was that he was subject to repeated inquisitions from radio and television journalists about whether as a Christian he regarded homosexual acts as sinful.  As Tim ruefully admitted, no one was interested in his actual voting record, just on his inner thoughts.  In fairness to Tim he was humorous and resigned about it.  On the bright side, he said “this kind of treatment is an excellent opportunity for a Christian to demonstrate the love of enemy and a chance to return good for evil”.  He is a good man, is Tim Farron.  For this referendum, which incidentally no date has been announced yet, I hope that as a Church, we can be as kind and understanding as Tim Farron even when we are being subjected to aggressive interviewing and in many cases not been afforded the chance to put our point across.  Can you be the voice for the voiceless in this referendum.  

 

PREPARING FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

 

Today we gather as a family of families with our First Holy Communicants of 2018 in both Churches focusing on listening to God’s Word.  We might think that a good set of earphones or high definition speakers will help us to hear better – but best of all is an open heart willing to listen to the other person.  When we are relaxed, we are more open to hearing at a deeper level.  Take a moment to arrive and be here.  Take a deep breath and ask for the gift of deep listening.  It might help us to hear God’s word in a new way during this celebration or later on in the day!

 

NOTICES

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION:  Enrolment for our Spring Night Classes will take place at the college as follows: Wednesday, 17th and 24th of January, 7.00-9.00 pm.  Contact Maria Fitzgerald 086/0289958 or email nightclasses@northkerrycollege.ie  Classes include the following:  Social Media for

 

Businesses , Tai Chi,  Spring Watch Hairdressing,   Leaving Certificate Oral French ,    Make -up and Skin Care,

 

Intermediate Computers, Spanish, Ord. Level Leaving Cert. Maths, Create your very own Cocktail Hat Digital Photography for Beginners, Art History - The Italian Masters, Up Cycle Furniture, Vinyasa Yoga Class , QQI Care Skills  5N2770 - Component Certificate.       

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL:  Parents Plus courses - Available in three different age groups 0-6.

 

6-11 and teens respectively, six week course.   A variety of computer courses are available for the new academic term at Listowel Family Resource Centre including beginners, intermediate and benefit 4 levels.

 

Further details available from the centre on 068/23584.

 

NEWKD (The Old Post Office in Listowel) is managing the Senior Alert Scheme. Users no longer have to be living alone to qualify. First year is free. Service can also work with mobile phone.  Contact Siobhan or Dympna at 087 3579515/068 23429 to learn more about the scheme in your area. 

 

URBI ET ORBI:  Was I the only one that noticed the omission of the Pope’s blessing Urbi et Orbi from RTÉ television news on Christmas Day.  Neither was there any reference made to the joint Christian messages that were given by Christian leaders in Ireland.  However, there was space made for the hardy annuals who do a Christmas swim.  With the Pope planning to come here in August, now is the time to ask RTÉ what coverage do they plan to give his visit.  

 

PARISH OFFICE:   A selection of Confirmation & First Holy Communion cards and gifts are now available in the Parish Office.  Feel free to call in and browse. 

 

 

 

  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL  NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 13th    – 21st   JANUARY   

 

Saturday

 

       13th                Pauline Carey, Cluain Dore, 1st Anniversary /

 

 Anne McElligott, Convent St. / John Maher, Drombeg / Kathleen Hartnett, Clieveragh /

 

Mossie Carmody, Skehenerin / Denis Curtin, Coolaclarig / James & Josie Devane, , Aghadoe

 

Jeremiah Kelliher, Greenville, Birthday rem.        6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

14th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                John Broderick, Months Mind & Sheila Broderick, Coolnaleen / Michael Barrett, Dirha East / Christy O Connor, Coolnalaught, Pat Galvin & James Culhane, Moyvane / Stuart Stack & Justin & Damien Stack William St. /

 

Pat Houlihan, Finuge      11.30am

 

Mon 15th            Johnny, Eileen, Joan, Patsy, Bert & Jimmy Griffin, Bridge Road / Frances Mulvihill, Clountubird House, Derry, Noel & Nail Mulvihill & Deceased Family & Joan Connor, Caherciveen        10.30am

 

Tues 16th            Special Intention / Denis O Sullivan, Bolton’s Cross / Michael & Margaret Dillon, Meen, Eddie Leahy, Shrone & Bridget Halpin, Meen 10.30am

 

                Funeral Mass – Fr. Brendan Dalton          11.30am

 

Wed 17th                                                            Con Leahy, Feale Drive /

 

Sr. M. Oliver, Enniskillen, Mercy Convent              10.30am

 

Thurs 18th                                                           10.30am

 

Fri  19th                People of  the Parish      10.30am

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

 20th      Donal Browne, Recently Deceased, died in England, late of O’Connell’s Ave. Burial of Ashes in St. Michael’s Cemetery after mass     10.30am

 

                Martha Lyons, Feale Drive & Tommy Lyons, O’Connell’s Ave. Months Mind /

 

Eddie & Anne Browne, Coolagown /

 

Christopher Hennessy, Bedford & Germany / Peggy & Jack Finucane & Hannie O Mahony, Moyvane / John Curtin, Dromin                 Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

21st 

 

 

 

 

 

  Sunday

 

21           Eileen & John O Connell, Ballygologue Rd, Kitty Moore, Feale Dr., Johnny & Mary Dunford, Moyvane, & Deceased Members of the Huges Family, Dublin               9.00am

 

                Betty O’Sullivan, Church St. Months Mind /

 

Patrick O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Ann. /

 

Michael Healy, Ballygologue Pk. 1st Ann.  /

 

Fiona O Connor, The Square /

 

Jerry Hurley, Bedford     11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 14th January,  Fr. Hanafin, 0878341083  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Lizzie Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave. / Denis Curtin, Coolaclarig / Michael Dillon, Meen / Jackie Reidy O’Connell’s Ave. / Stuart Stack William St. / Joe Fogarty, England / Pat Houlihan, Finuge.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Nora Moriarty, Luachra Rd.

 

Hanna Mai O Connor, Lartigue Village.

 

Ed Harnett, Hawthorn Drive.

 

Donal Browne, died in England, late of O’Connell’s Ave. Memorial Mass Saturday 20th at 10.30am. burial of Ashes, St. Michael’ Cemetery after Mass.

 

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Fr. Brendan Dalton, Florida, late of the Bridge Rd. Reposing at Carroll’s Funeral Home Monday 15th 5pm to 7pm. arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Tuesday 16th at 11.30am. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

JANUARY FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARISH PROGRAMME  for our First Holy Communion Children 2018  and their families will take place at our Vigil Mass on Saturday night  next (20th Jan.) at 6.15 p.m. The organising parents for the month of January are asked to meet Canon Declan for a short meeting in the Presbytery on Thursday evening next from 6.00 – 6.30 p.m.

 

PRIESTS MEETING OF LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA: Thursday afternoon at 3.00 p.m. in Presbytery

 

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS On Thursday Jan 18th, lay funeral ministers in Listowel Pastoral Area will continue their training. Meeting is 8-10pm and will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. For further information, contact the Parish Office or email francesrowland@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – 0667134276 The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life:  Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts January 17th, continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7.00pm-9.00pm. The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford  Thurs.  Jan. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Self Care Day : Offering wellness skills:  by Anna O'Donoghue & Betty Garnett , Sat. 20th Jan., 9.45am-4.00pm. Tel: 0872498061.087

 

 

 

18COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

SAINT PIOS DEVOTIONS will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church Lixnaw on Tuesday 16th January at 7.30pm.

 

These Devotions will be dedicated to the late Fr Pat Moore who was a massive Padre Pio Devotee. His last ever witness was given this time last year in Lixnaw. St Pio’s healing Glove will be available for blessings after Mass. Everyone is welcome.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS Christmas collection raised €3,470.90 which is greatly appreciated.  We wish all those in the Listowel Parish a very happy and prosperous New Year.

 

LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6-week stop smoking support group will start in Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd., on Tuesday 23rd January to Tuesday 27th February 7pm. to 8pm. The course is free of charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Officer. To confirm booking as places are limited with Mary 066-7195617.

 

COMPUTER COURSES A  variety of computer courses are available for the new academic term at Listowel Family Resource Centre including beginners, intermediate and benefit 4 levels. Details available from the centre  on 068 23584).

 

PARENTS PLUS COURSES Available in three different age groups 0-6. 6-11 and teens respectively, Further details available on this six-week course on 068 23584.

 

SPRING NIGHT CLASSES Enrolment for our Spring Night classes will take place at the college as follows: Wednesday, 17th and 24th of January, 7.00-9.00 pm  Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 0860289958 or email nightclasses@northkerrycollege.ie Social Media for Businesses , Tai Chi ,  Spring  Watch    Hairdressing,   Leaving Certificate Oral French , Make -up and Skin  care,  Intermediate Computers,   Spanish,  Ord. Level Leaving Cert. Maths ,Create your very own Cocktail Hat , Digital Photography for Beginners , Art History  The Italian Masters , Up Cycle Furniture, Vinyasa Yoga Class , QQI Care Skills  5N2770 - Component Certificate .

 

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

 

 

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish 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 6th and Sunday 7th January

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            6th  11.00am    FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY – HOLY DAY -Parishioners      BAPTISM OF THE LORD                                        7.30pm     VIGIL - Bridget Holly, daughter Emma & Emma’s  

 

                                                                                                                                husband Jack O’Brien (Anni’s) & John Holly & 

 

                                                                                        all the deceased of the Holly Family, The Village 

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sat             6th  10.00am   FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY – Special Intention

 

BAPTISM OF THE LORD Sun           7th   10.00am Theresa & Michael Bambury, Gortaglanna (Anni) 

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & her husband Andy Thomas

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 8th to Sunday 14th January

 

Mon       8th         7.30pm                Patrick Marchbank, Colorado (Rec Dec)

 

Tues   9th              7.30pm                Ned Moore, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

Wed 10th             7.30pm                John Gregg, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec of the Gregg

 

                                                                & Hanrahan Families 

 

Fri           12th        7.30pm                Mary O’Sullivan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Sat          13th        7.30pm                Mary Ellen O’Dea, Cooraclare Village (Rec Dec)

 

Sun        14th       11.00am               John Joe Behan, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th January

 

Thurs 11th            7.30pm                Tom Barrett, London & l/o Knockdown Athea (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (brother to Joe Barrett, Carrueragh)

 

Sat          13th        4.00pm                Sheila Nash, Knockanure (Months Mind)

 

Sun        14th       10.00am               Michelle Foley, Kilmorna (Anni) & her grandfather

 

                                                                Michael Keane

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

FR. KEVIN’S FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Knockanure on Thurs 11th Jan.  Moyvane & Duagh on Fri 12th Jan.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE – Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses this weekend in aid of the Holy Land.

 

PRAYERS & SYMATHY:  To Jeremiah Kennelly & Family, Knockanure on the death of his aunt Mary Stack 

 

(née Kennelly), l/o Gortdromagowna, who died recently in England and whose funeral will place in England on Jan 16th.  Mary was married to the late Pat Stack, Aughrim.  Our prayerful support also to the Stack family.  Mary Mary rest in peace.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS:  For Knockanure children will be at 10am in Knockanure Church on Sunday 14th January and at 11am in Moyvane Church for the children of Murhur N.S.  The theme of this Mass is ‘We listen to God’s Word’.  It is important that all children, parents/guardians are at this Mass.  

 

CRIBS:  While most people are packing away Christmas this weekend, we will still have the Cribs and the Christmas decorations in place to welcome the Wise Men.  Feel free to join them.                                         NOTICES:

 

KERRY BRANCH OF THE SAMARITIANS:  Wish to thank you for your continued support of their Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Church Collections.   €1139.05 was collected in Moyvane, the amount collected in Knockanure to follow in due course.

 

                                            A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

 

As I walked up to Mary in the Post Office, it was very pleasant to be greeted by a parishioner wishing me a Happy New Year.  The start of a new calendar with its clean fresh pages is something we cannot ignore.  It offers us a new beginning and it is good to wish one another peace and goodwill in the year ahead.  Whether or not we propose to make any New Year’s resolutions, the end of one year and the beginning of another is a time for taking stock.  

 

                To look backwards with gratitude,            To look onwards with hope and                To look upwards with hope and faith.

 

The late great Charlie Lamb put it this way…..”every 1st of January that we arrive at is an imaginary milestone on the turnpike track of human life, at once a resting place for thought and meditation, and a starting point for fresh exercitations in the performance of our journey”.  Wishing each and every one of you a happy and grace filled New Year.

 

                              LIGHT AND DARKNESS

 

We are told that the Magi (Wise Men) were led to Jesus by the light of a bright star.  Often, however, it is not through an experience of light, but of darkness, that people discover Jesus.  This should not really surprise us.  The fact is we cannot see the stars in the bright light of the day, but only in the darkness of night the brighter they shine.  Just as the stars continue to shine even when we cannot see them, so the Lord’s light is always there, though it is sometimes hidden from us by clouds, clouds of confusion, distraction and unbelief.  Everyone needs a star to follow, just as ships at sea need a lighthouse beacon to guide them to port.  From now on we have a star that will not deceive us, we have a compass that will not lie to us.  You, Lord, are the star that will guide us until the lights of the eternal port appear on the horizon.

 

                              BAPTISM OF THE LORD

 

This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of Christ.  A quick look at our Scripture Readings for this celebration reveals the following:

 

FIRST READING PROPHET ISAIAH:  Here we are given a portrait of a true servant of God.  He is gentle, humble of heart, and totally dedicated to His Messiah, which is to bring about true justice. 

 

SECOND READING ACTS OF THE APOSTLES:  We have a description of how the early Christians saw Baptism.  The baptised person was said to have been ‘anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power’.

 

GOSPEL FROM MATTHEW:  Tells of the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jorden by His cousin John, how His true identity was revealed, and how He was given power for the Mission He was about to begin.  Being Baptised carries a strong responsibility.  This weekend we get an ideal opportunity to check out ‘how am I living out my Baptism?’

 

UNDERGROUND CABLE; Phase 1 installation of the underground electricity infrastructure between The Creamery to Ahavoher Bridge starts on Wednesday 17th 2018.  This section of work will last for approximately 4-5 months.  A dedicated Liaison Officer Alan Quinn will deal with any issues or queries people may have in relation to the work.  His phone number is 086/4600223.

 

 PRAYERS FOR POPE FRANCIS

 

The second anniversary of his election Pope Francis mused, “I have the sensation that my pontificate will be short four or five years.  On March 13th 2018, five years will be up – yet he has no intention of resigning.  Just before Christmas speaking with his top officials of the Curia and the Cardinals living and working in Rome, he spoke quite openly to them.   He spoke of the existence within the Curia of “unbalanced and debased mind set of plots and small cliques of a real cancer leading to self-centredness”  On top of that he emphasised the danger of traitors, persons chosen to support and implement reforms led by ambition and abusive power, this straight talking assessment stunned and shocked all those present.  What will their response

 

be in 2018?  It will be interesting if Pope Francis will continue challenging in this frame of mind?  May the Lord bless him and protect him, he needs our continual prayers.  

 

 

 

  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES WEEK 31st    – 7th  JANUARY   

 

Saturday

 

       30th                Eamon Roche, 1st Ann. & Catherine Jennings nee Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Carmel Walsh, Ballygologue Park /

 

Nora (Dodo) Crane nee Fitzmaurice, Ennismore & England           6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

31st        People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                John O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Tadgh Laide, Ballygologue Park /

 

Joe Carroll, St. Brendan’s Terrace             11.30am

 

Mon 1st               Peggy O’Dell Moloney, Charles St. & Deceased Family Members / Hannah Kelliher, Dingle /

 

Brendan Guiney, Charles St.       10.30am

 

Tues 2nd              Special Intention / Michael O Neill, Ballylongford               10.30am

 

Wed 3rd                                                               Sean O Sullivan 10.30am

 

Thurs 4th                             Dec Members of the O’Sullivan & Walsh Families              10.30am

 

Fri  5th                  Donal Crowley, Blarney, Cork     10.30am

 

                Tim Flaherty, Derry / Teresa Bambury, Gortclana, Kilmorna / Bob Kelly, Dirha      6.15pm

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

 6th        Anne Marie O Sullivan, Lartigue Village & Charles St., Birthday Remembrance /

 

Baby Mark Grace, Kenny Heights /

 

Peter Murphy, Ennismore           10.30am

 

                Matilda, Patrick & Johnny Kelly, Billerough           1.10pm

 

                Andy Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

William & Rory O Connell, Grogreen /

 

Richard & Margaret Roche & Dec. Family, O’Connell’s Ave. / Dora & Larry Buckley,  Tanavalla & Joe Carr, Balbriggan /

 

George McEnery, Gortacrissane /

 

John Michael Murphy, Church St. /

 

Paudie Horan, Cherry tree Drive               Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

7th         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Christy Sommers, Billerough & Dec. Family           11.30am

 

 

 

 Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, Dec. 31st Fr.  Brick  0879473317  (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mike Kelly, Charles St. & Woodford / Stephen Kenny, Church St.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Requiem Masses  which took place this week

 

Bob Slemon, Feale Drive

 

Tommy Lyons, O’Connell’s Ave

 

Thomas D. Moran, Greenville

 

Elizabeth (Betty ) Quille, Woodford

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DATES OF DIOCESAN COLLECTION 2018:  Please note the list in Noticeboard at back of the church. The January Diocesan Collection takes place next weekend (6th & 7th Jan. ) for the Needs Of The Holy Land: This collection provides assistance to those in need in the Holy Land and helps fund 36 Dispensaries, 21 Charitable Institutes, 120 Centres of Education etc.

 

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

 

FIRST FIRDAY CALLS there will be no calls for the month of January this month. Usual  ‘Cuppa’ will take place after Friday morning Mass in the Meeting Room and Vigil Mass on Friday evening at 6.15 p.m. of Feast of Epiphany. No Padre Pio Mass.

 

FEAST OF EPIPHANY OF THE LORD:  on Saturday next, Jan.  6th It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are as follows: Vigil Mass will take place on Friday evening  Jan. 5th  at 6.15pm. Saturday Morning mass at 10.30am & 1.10pm. (lunch time).

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD The next children's liturgy will be held next weekend (Sunday, Jan  7th  11.30am. Mass).  The children's liturgy takes place at the Parish Meeting Room during the Liturgy of the Word.

 

CELEBRATING THE BAPTISMS OF 2017: As we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord next weekend, we invite all 65 babies who were baptised here at St. Mary’s Church in 2017 to join us for our Mass on Sunday next (Jan. 7th 2017) at 11.30 a.m. A special New Year’s Blessing will be given to all our babies present. Our Parish Baptism Teams will be present. So we invite all parents, babies, god parents, or any others who were baptised throughout the past calendar year of 2017.  Come and sit anywhere in either of the two centre rows in the church.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PUBLIC TALK WILL BE GIVEN DR. PATRICIA KIERAN on “Exploring Family Life”.   will take place on Tuesday 9th January at 8pm in The Gleneagle, Killarney. This event is part of the Diocese of Kerry’s preparation towards the World Meeting of Families taking place next summer. This evening is free and everyone is welcome.

 

PARISH OFFICE :  Reopens on Wednesday morning next (Jan. 3rd ) at 11.00 a.m.  following the Christmas break.

 

 

 

‘Míle Buíochas’- Thank You – Happy New Year

 

As we  bring 2017 to a close, I feel that I’m very privileged and it is my honour to work with you as your Parish Priest here in Listowel. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you the Parishioners, Fr. Martin Hegarty and  Fr. Sean Sheehy sincerely for the support that you have given to the Parish and to me personally throughout the year. It takes a lot of people to make a Parish active and to keep it going in these difficult and challenging times. It could not happen only that we are blessed with good staff, Denise (Parish Secretary) and Catherine & Helen (Sacristans) and a lot of volunteers who are dedicated to our Parish. Many of you work behind the scenes and you might feel your work sometimes goes unnoticed but each person in their own right plays their part and each does it so well. I thank the Parish Finance Council who keeps an eye on the Parish Finances. I thank the Parish Pastoral Council and the Safeguarding Children Committee for their support and guidance. Thanks to the Parish Liturgy Group who co-ordinate the various ministries and liturgies. The Eucharistic Ministers, the lectors / readers, the collectors, the counters who count the offerings weekend after weekend, those who help to distribute the envelopes, the Parish Choir, the Parish Folk Group, the members, directors and musicians. We are blessed to have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament weekly in our Parish. Thank you all who make it possible. We have the Padre Pio Prayer Group who run their monthly meeting and the Legion of Mary- and I’m not forgetting my Altar Servers, their parents and teachers for their support. Also our Young Readers Group and Children’s Liturgy Group, Parish Baptism Team & Frist Friday Cuppa Ladies.  You all do a great job and your help is much appreciated.  To those who clean the church - not alone is this done for Christmas, but it is done quietly all year around. Those who donate flowers and look after both inside and outside the church and Presbytery grounds throughout the year. So many visitors remark on how well each place looks. This is a tribute to you, so take a bow. To those of you who put up the Crib and those who are available at a moments call to do the various maintenance jobs throughout the year.  We are dependant on each other for friendship, support and finance. Thank you for your generosity and kindness to your Parish and to me personally right throughout the year.  I pray that God will bless and reward you and your family with all his gifts this Christmas and throughout the new year of 2018.

 

God Bless  Fr. Declan.

 

 

 

No Church leaflet this week so far, below is local news.31 12 2017.

RAMBLING House on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 8th January 2018.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

ST PIO PRAYER GROUP Listowel; The first Friday of every month.  The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

 

CHRISTMAS: Great crowds attended all the masses in the parish, during the Christmas season, we are grateful to all who had an input in the preparation and celebration which will be memorable to all of us, as many worry about the changes that are to come.

 

DEATH took place at Christmas 2017 of Mary Stack, nee Kennelly born over 90 years ago, daughter of Jerry Kennelly and Mary Moloney of Knockanure. Mary went to England and married her neighbour Pat Stack of Moyvane, who predeceased her, her son Austin also predeceased her. Mary is survived son Jerry and daughters Theresa, Margaret,  and Hellen and grandchildren.

 

DEATH took place on Christmas Day 2017 of Willie O’Connor of Kilmeaney, Kilmorna. Husband of Kate and father of Mary, Seamus, Declan and Triona, also survived by his grandchildren James, Alice, Gavin, Jamie, Molly, Maeve, Julia, and Ellie Mae, sons-in-law Gerald and John, daughters-in-law Noreen and Dana, brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws. Requiem Mass on Thursday, the 28th of December, at Knockanure Church, celebrated by Fr. McNamara, P.P. assisted by Frs. McMahon, O’Callaghan and Sheehy, Noel Nash sang at the mass. Willie O’Connor was laid to rest afterwards on a very wet day in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel. A vintage tractor led the hearse from Knockanure Church. Willie was son of Jimmy O’Connor and Mary Ellen Hayes.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Francis Dowling, David Kennelly, Brendan Mulvihill, Peg O’Shea, Sr. Felicitous Joy, Sr. Noella Crowley, John Hanrahan, Timothy Donoghue, John Fealy, Mary Keane, Margaret Beardsley, Jimmy Lyons, Fr. Michael F Kennelly, Pat Mullane, Peg joy, Francis Thornton, James Curtin, Jerry Lyons, Dan Keane, John Francie Ahern, Christopher O’Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvin, Tom Roche, Dermot Keane, Bill O’Connell, Fr. Denis Quirke, Dolly Hennessy, Catherine Ann Fitzpatrick, Michael Buckley, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly, Peg Werkman, Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Mary Angela Harnett, Mick Barrett. Moyvane Mass; Friday 5th at 7.30pm for Bridget O’Brien and the 11 am mass on Sat. 6th is for Parishioners; Sat 6th feast of Baptism of our Lord mass at 7.30 for Bridget Holly, Emma and her husband Jack also for Johnny Holly and all deceased of the Holly Family of the Village; Sunday 7th at 11am Mass for Donal Cunningham, his sister Breda and her husband, Andy Thomas. Knockanure Mass; Sat. 6th, at 10am, special intention and Sunday 7th at 10am for Theresa and Michael Bambury.

 

NEW YEARS DAY special mass in Moyvane at noon for all families, Feast of Mary Mother of God.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6th The Epiphany of the Lord is a Holyday of Obligation.

 

LIVE CRIB IN DUAGH: Located behind St Brigid’s church, the crib will remain open to the public until Sunday January 7, 2018. Open daily 10.00am to 9.00pm.

 

ADORATION: Knockanure, Tuesday 2nd Jan from 10am to 6pm.  Moyvane, resuming on Wednesday 10th Jan from 10am to 7pm. 

 

St. Mary’s Church            LISTOWEL

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 23rd –  31st  December       

 

Saturday

 

23rd                                       Sean Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Church St. /

 

Maurice & Mary O’Connell &

 

Sr. De Lourdes, Grogeen /

 

Joe O Connor & Deceased Member of the Brassil Family, Behins /  Peter McCarthy Junior, London & Tanavalla /

 

Bill O Sullivan & Dec. Family, Coilbee, Deceased Members of the Browne Family St. Brendan’s Tec. / Nora (Dodo) Fitzmaurice crane, England & Ennismore               6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

24th  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas

 

Eve.                                                       Robert, Kevin & Sonja Broderick &

 

Kay & Don O Leary, William St. /

 

Bernadette Stokes & Dec. Family Mullingar          9.00am

 

                Edmund Murphy, Behins / Joan & Tom Keating, Dirha Cottages, Teresa Healy, Ballyhalla, Richard O Connell, St. Brendan’s Tec., Joanne Fitzgerald, London & Dell & Sheila Painter, London     11.30am

 

               

 

Dec. Mem. of the Corridan & Moriarty Families, Bunagara /

 

Margaret Carmody, Knockroe Drive /

 

Josie Doyle & Bridie Hassett, Bridge Rd/

 

Michael & Pauline Kennelly, Ballysimone,

 

Limerick / John Mulvihill, Coolaclarig /

 

Dec. Mem. of the McCann Family Listowel & Boston /

 

Laurence, Ellen & Maurice Collins, Kilmorna, Michael, Mary, Michael Gerald, & Eamon O Connor, Patrick St. /

 

Tom Lyons & Dec. Family, Ballyahadigue & Ballygologue Pk. & Jim & Peggy O Connor, Gorhnane, Lixnaw  /

 

Michael McDonnell, Finuge & Dec Family / Joan, Hannah & Dan Walsh, Craughatoosane, John, Ned & Paddy Fealy, Ennismore, Eilie Mai & Daniel Lyons, Ballygarrett               6.15pm

 

               

 

People of the parish

 

                9.00pm

 

 

 

  Mon 25th

 

  Christmas

 

Day                                       

 

Jim & Anne O Sullivan, Charles St. /

 

Dora & Larry Buckley, Tanavalla /

 

Patrick, Patsy & Kathleen Stack & Dec.

 

Buckley Family, Nell & Jack O Connor, Tade foley & Denis Kelly & Bill O Sullivan   9.00am

 

                Charlie Chute, Greenville /

 

Daniel & Elizabeth Kearney Moyvane,

 

William, Ellen, Ann & Mairead Walsh Pollough, Hannah Mulvihill,  Bedford,

 

Dec. Barrett Family Moyvane & Glin /

 

Jeremiah Lehane, Craughatoosane /

 

Michael Dunworth, Gortcreen /

 

Daniel & Elizabeth Kearney, Moyvane, William, Ellen, Ann & Mairéad Walsh, Pollough, Hannah Mulvihill, Bedford, The Barrett Family, Moyvane & Glin        11.30am

 

Tues 26th                                           Edel O Halloran, Church St. /

 

Private Intention              10.30am

 

Wed.  27th                                                                                                          Special Intention /

 

Deceased Members of the Sweeney Family, Convent Street /

 

Joan Walsh, The Square, 1st Anniversary              10.30am

 

Thurs 28th                           Henry Hilliard, Billerough House & College Lawn, Tralee, Month Mind     10.30am

 

 Fri. 29th                               Con, Nancy & John Keane, Church St. /

 

Rita Sibley nee Griffin, Convent St. 1st Ann

 

/ John Charlie O Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Bibi Shandhu, London, 1st Anniversary 10.30am

 

Saturday

 

30th     

 

 

 

                  Kit & Pat Dowling, Bridge Road                 10.30am

 

                Eamon Roche, 1st Ann. & Catherine Jennings nee Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Carmel Walsh, Ballygologue Park /

 

Nora (Dodo) Crane nee Fitzmaurice, Ennismore & England           Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

31st

 

 

 

                People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                John O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Tadgh Laide, Ballygologue Park /

 

Joe Carroll, St. Brendan’s Terrace             11.30am

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY,  Canon Declan  0870908949. (emergencies only).

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Elizabeth (Betty) O’Sullivan, Church St.

 

Elizabeth (Lila) Carroll, M.J. Carroll Hardware, The Square.

 

Martha Lyons, Feale Drive.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Eileen & John Griffin & Deceased Family Members, Bridge Rd. & William Bartishell, Market St. / John & Kate Browne Dirha & Dec. Family.

 

BISHOP RAY’S CHJRISTMAS MESSAGE: ‘A blessed and an uplifting Christmas to you all, and to all the communities of the diocese. Let us appreciate and be grateful for the goodness and generosity we see and experience all around us. Thank you for your faith, hope , love and dedicated service.’

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING  2017   which supports your  priests and the priests of the Diocese are due at this time. There are special white envelopes  in your offering Envelope Box or should you not be using the envelope system, there are loose white envelopes at the back of the Church or use any envelope.  The Christmas Dues collection will be taken up immediately after Holy Communion throughout the Diocese at all Masses on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

 

ADORATION CHAPEL  will be closed for the week of Christmas.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

 

This Sunday, December  24th (Christmas Eve)

 

6.15pm Vigil Mass  with our  Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

 

9.00 p.m. Mass of the Nativity with our Parish Choir & they will also be singing carols at 8.40 pm. before Mass.

 

This Monday, December 25th Christmas Day

 

9.00am (no singing) & 11.30am with our Parish Choir & they will also be singing carols at 11.10 am. before Mass.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS:

 

From Monday, December 25th  to

 

11.00 a.m. on Wednesday January 3rd   2018

 

 

 

Happy Christmas Everyone

 

from Canon Declan

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times for Christmas & New Year.  Closed 25th/26th/27th Dec.  Open 28th/29th Dec.  

 

                    www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie                          Vigil and Sunday Masses –Fourth Sunday of Advent 23rd/24th Dec

 

MOYVANE:   Sat    23rd   7.30pm Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle (Anni) KNOCKANURE:  Sun    24th  10.00am Parishioners

 

 

 

Christmas Eve Masses – Sunday 24th December

 

MOYVANE:         6.00pm Vigil Mass for Christmas

 

                                                                9.00pm Midnight Mass

 

KNOCKANURE: 7.00pm Vigil Mass for Christmas

 

 

 

                 

 

                                                                Christmas Day Masses – Monday 25th December

 

                                                                KNOCKANURE: 10.00am Christmas Mass

 

                                                                MOYVANE:         11.00am Christmas Mass

 

                                                                Masses from St. Stephen’s Day 26th to Sunday 31st December Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

Thurs 28th  7.30pm          Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Fri           29th  7.30pm      Patrick Curtin, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat     30th  7.30pm           James Culhane, Leitrim M (Anni) & Dad Mossie

 

                                                                Sun        31st     11.00am Ben Mulvihill (Anni) Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

Tues 26th  10.00am St. Stephen’s Day – Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention

 

Wed 27th  10.00am         Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention

 

Thurs  28th  10.00am       Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention

 

Fri           29th  10.00am    Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention

 

Sun        31st        10.00am               Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (2nd Anni)

 

                 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY: Canon Declan O’Connor  087/0908949. 

 

Emergencies only.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON:  Please take note of the times in both

 

Churches – KNOCKANURE – No Adoration on St. Stephen’s Day Tuesday 26th resuming on Tuesday 2nd Jan from 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE – No Adoration on Wednesday 27th Dec or Wednesday 3rd Jan resuming  on Wednesday 10th Jan from 10am to 7pm.  

 

                                  JOY, HOPE & PEACE

 

My prayer for all of us this Christmas time is that Joy, Hope and Peace will be a big part of our lives.  St Paul writing to the Romans all those years ago wrote the following:  

 

“MAY THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING, SO THAT YOU MAY

 

ABOUND IN HOPE BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”

 

Many peacemakers are overwhelmed by the great threats of our time, have lost their joy and have become prophets of doom.  Yet anyone who grimly announces the end of the world and then hopes to move people to peace work is not a peacemaker.  Peace and Joy are like brother and sister, they belong together.  I cannot remember a moment of peace in my life that wasn’t also joyful.  In the Gospels joy and peace are always found together.  It’s a huge challenge for each and everyone of us over the Christmas period to keep joy and peace centred to all that we do.  The Angel who announced the birth of Jesus, the prince of peace, to the Shepherds say “Listen, I bring you news of great joy to be shared with the whole world”.  And when Jesus completed His work of peace on earth and is lifted up to heaven, the Disciples return to Jerusalem ‘full of joy’ (Luke 24:52) Thus the Gospel of peace is also a Gospel of joy.  So peace work is joyful work.  May Jesus help all of us in being peaceful and joyful this Christmas.  Be assured of continual remembrance in my Masses and prayers.  A happy and gracefilled Christmas to one and all.  Jesus fill me with your joy and  peace.  Help me to be a peacemaker in your name. 

 

PRESENTED WITH CHOICES AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

The watchful waiting is almost over and the Gospel for the fourth Sunday of Advent (this Sunday) brings us back to the moment that set these events in motion.  Mary’s YES to God.  It’s sort of like a recap, reminding us of God’s decision to enter into our world as a human just like us.  Yet God puts the decision into the hands of a young woman who can freely choose to say yes or no to this unthinkable request we are each given free will.  Like Mary we are presented with choices, opportunities and obstacles in this life.  We can trust and move forward or refuse and freeze with fear.  I think sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that saying yes to God means not having any doubt, not addressing the gnawing questions, but we wouldn’t be human if we could manage that.  I don’t think that God expects unquestioning agreement.  Even Mary said:  “HOW CAN THIS BE?”  God expects faith “DO NOT BE AFRAID,” the Angel said to Mary.  So many of our Saints – at times felt cut off from God, abandoned, without the light of faith.  A dark night of the Soul and yet they continued to say yes to God.  It gives me great comfort and indeed tremendous encouragement that many of my favourite Saints could have such deep – and sometimes long-lasting questions and doubts, isn’t there hope for the rest of us?  We don’t have to be perfect.  We just have to say yes and trust in God.  To all who say “yes” to coming to our Christmas Masses I extend a very warm welcome.

 

VERY MANY THANKS

 

I wish to express my heart-felt thanks to all for your great generosity, support and encouragement.  This is my third Christmas with you and the same as the last two years, the gifts, donations, but above all your presence at Church celebrations with me is most special.  Your generous Offertory offerings and your Dues donations helps the Diocese and myself to continue in putting a special imprint on all Church and Parish celebrations.  And during these hectic and busy days of Christmas, may Jesus dwell in our homes and heart.  A safe and enjoyable Christmas to you all. A special welcome to all who are back with their families and all visitors. 

 

NOTICES

 

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION:  For the 38 families involved in Confirmation, it is important they keep the following phone number to hand.  Mary Danaher Kennelly and her team are undertaking the ‘You Shall be my Witness’ programme and is contactable on 087/9047918.  Their first meeting is planned for Jan 3rd and any enquiries, apologies etc., go to Mary.   SVP GROUP:  Has been in touch with the following message “Our sincere thanks to all who supported our recent Church Gate collection in Moyvane and Knockanure and for all the generous donations left in Moyvane Church.  All help is greatly appreciated”.  Food & gift basket will be discontinued after Vigil Mass this Saturday night. 

 

CLARIFICATION:  It’s great news that Gas Network Irl/Murphy GMC Group & Eirgrid has contributed to local groups.  I wish to make it clear that contrary to local rumour, the Church did not receive any money from the aforementioned Companies.  

 

MURHUR N.S:  extend a buíochas specialta to Gas Networks Irl./Murphy GMC Group and Eirgrid for their generous donations. A special thanks to Kennelly's Hardware, O'Connell's Decor and all our local sponsors.  Also very many thanks to all who helped with their excellent concert.

 

CHRISTMAS WISDOM:  BE WITH THOSE WHO BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOU NOT THE STRESS IN YOU.

 

 

 

Mary’s Church   LISTOWEL NEWS

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 17th    25th December       

 

Saturday

 

16th                                       Mary Broderick, Bunagara, Months mind / William & Hannah Corkery &

 

John Corkery, Lixnaw &  John Joe Foley, Killarney /

 

Thomas & Josephine Lyons, Derry & Eily & Denis Long, Knocknagoshel & Daniel Thady, Maisie & Eileen McCarthy, Duagh / Breda Walsh, Finuge  / Special Intention               6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

Sunday

 

17th                                                       Patricia (Patsy) Cronin, Bridge Rd. Months Mind / Danny B. Joy, Gortnaminch                9.00am

 

                Paddy Healy, Willow Place /

 

Deceased Members of the Bartishell Family, Convent St. /

 

Tom Keane, Derry           11.30am

 

Mon 18th                                            Patrick Joseph Mulligan, Dublin /

 

Private Intention / Special Intention        10.30am

 

Tues 19th                                           Special Intention / Maureen & John Joy Ballygologue Rd. & Dec Family Members                10.30am

 

Wed.  20th                                                                                                          Jack & Mamie O Connor & Angela Caslin                10.30am

 

Thurs 21st                           Buddy Dalton, Charles St. & Askeaton /

 

Nora, James & Colin Hickey, Convent View /  Danny Hannon, Ballygologue Pk., Months Mind      10.30am

 

 Fri. 22nd                              William Gorman, Knockane, 1st Ann.      10.30am

 

Saturday

 

23rd    

 

 

 

                 Jerry, Kathleen & Eamon Dunlea,  

 

 Ballylongford    10.30am

 

                Sean Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Church St. /

 

Maurice & Mary O’Connell &

 

Sr. De Lourdes, Grogeen /

 

Joe O Connor & Deceased Member of the Brassil Family, Behins /  Peter McCarthy Junior, London & Tanavalla /

 

Bill O Sullivan & Dec. Family, Coilbee, Deceased Members of the Browne Family St. Brendan’s Tec. / Nora (Dodo) Fitzmaurice crane, England & Ennismore               Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

24th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

24th       Robert, Kevin & Sonja Broderick &

 

Kay & Don O Leary, William St. /

 

Bernadette Stokes & Dec. Family Mullingar          9.00am

 

                Edmund Murphy, Behins / Joan & Tom Keating, Dirha Cottages, Teresa Healy, Ballyhalla, Richard O Connell, St. Brendan’s Tec., Joanne Fitzgerald, London & Dell & Sheila Painter, London     11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 17th      December,  Fr. Lawlor, 0876794112. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS John Broderick, Coolnaleen.

 

 

 

Teresa Gallagher (nee O’Sullivan), died in London late of Killocrim. Funeral will take place in England, burial at a later date in Listowel. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

SPECIAL 11.30 A.M. MASS ON THIS SUNDAY: We welcome  the children and staff of our Presentation Primary School who are hosting our 11.30 a.m. Mass on this Sunday morning as we journey ever closer to Christmas. Thanks to all involved with the lovely carols, prayers and readings – It is our children that really make Christmas time so special.

 

 

 

ADVENT  ADORATION DURING THIS SUNDAY:    3 to 6pm.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS / PENITENTIAL SERVICE: Will take place on this Monday night (Dec. 18th ) at 8.00 p.m. Please avail of this  opportunity of Confessions with one of the Priests of Listowel  Pastoral Area. All are welcome! There will also be Confessions available after the 10.30 a.m. Mass each morning on next Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday mornings.

 

 

 

PRAYING WITH YOUR CHILDREN: Following  the recent Diocesan Assembly on Family Life, the Diocese have compiled a lovely prayer booklet, Praying with your Children, to enable parents and children to pray together. Copies are available at the back of the church this weekend.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING  2017   which supports your own priests and the priests of the Diocese are due at this time. There are special white envelopes  in your offering Envelope Box or should you not be using the envelope system, there are loose white envelopes at the back of the Church or use any envelope.  The Christmas Dues collection  will be taken up immediately after Holy Communion throughout the Diocese at all Masses on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

 

 

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL wish  to thank you for your generosity in their recent annual church gate Christmas appeal amount raised €5,715.60 and also their recent collection at Garvey’s amount raised €2,050.00.  Your generosity and support will go to help so many people and families locally.

 

 

 

TOWARDS PEACE: Christmas and New Year is often a time when we are reminded of our deeper selves and deepest hopes, and deepest pain. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context, and who are seeking to explore the spiritual impact of the abuse. If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you: www.towardspeace.ie / 01 505 3028. (See Poster at back of church)

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

 

Sunday next, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

 

6.15pm Vigil Mass  with our  Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

 

9.00 p.m. Mass of the Nativity with our Parish Choir they will also be singing carols at 8.40 pm. before Mass.

 

Monday, December 25th Christmas Day

 

9.00am (no singing) & 11.30am with our Parish Choir, they will also be singing carols at 11.10 am. before Mass.

 

 

 

GAEL SCOIL CHRISTMAS SERVICE In Listowel Church on Thursday morning 21st Dec. 11am. onwards. Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

Just a Thought

 

Christmas: Jesus is the reason for the season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat            16th      7.30pm                Ned & Maureen Sheehy, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun          17th     10.00am               Bill, Margaret & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle

 

MOYVANE:                                                                         11.00am               Connie Shine, The Village (Anni) & Deceased of the

 

                                                                                                                                Shine Family.

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 18th to Friday 22nd Dec

 

Mon      18th       10.00am               Special Intention – Theresa Beabes

 

Tues      19th        7.30pm                Sheila & Ned Buckley, The Village (Anni)

 

Fri           22nd       7.30pm                Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Months Mind)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Wednesday 20th to Thursday 21st Dec

 

Wed      20th        7.30pm                Betty Neumann, Lissaniskea, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                                                                & her parents John & Peggy McElligott

 

Thurs     21st         7.30pm                Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanaspig, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS MASSES

 

As Christmas Eve falls on Sunday this year, please take note of the Sunday Mass times plus the Christmas Mass Schedule, which is as follows: 

 

VIGIL FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT        Sat 23rd                7.30pm (Moyvane) Johnny Quinn, Leitrim M (Anni)

 

                                                                                                 Sun 24th              10.00am (Knockanure) Parishioners

 

Please note that for the Fourth Sunday of Advent there are two Masses Moyvane Saturday evening 7.30pm and Knockanure on Sunday at 10am.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES – Church of the Assumption - Moyvane

 

                  CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL Sun 24th              6.00pm – Special Intention

 

This Mass is children friendly but all ages are most welcome. 

 

Confessions are available from 1pm onwards.

 

                                9.00pm – MIDNIGHT MASS – Special Intention

 

                                                                                                                  Church of Corpus Christi – Knockanure

 

                                                                                                Sun 24th              7.00pm – Special Intention

 

                                                                                                This Mass is children friendly but all ages are most welcome.

 

                                CHRISTMAS DAY                               Mon 25th     10.00am  - Parishioners

 

                                                                                                                       Church of the Assumption -  Moyvane

 

                                                                                                                        11.00am - Parishioners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To William & Mary Hudson & Family on the death of William’s sister Nora Kennelly (née Hudson), Pallas, Listowel & l/o Kilbaha whose funeral took place last Wednesday.  May Nora Rest In Peace.

 

SVP:  Are totally delighted with your tremendous generosity both to last weekends collection and to their food /toy appeal.  Be assured that your fantastic response will make a great difference in many homes. 

 

                                                       

 

                                                          THIS MONDAY 8.OOPM?

 

This coming Monday evening at 8.00pm we have our Advent Reconciliation Service.  In effect, it means we are all invited to assemble for the beautiful Sacrament of Confession.  When we read the Scriptures, we cannot but be touched at the way in which Jesus forgave sins.  He never frightened anyone; nor did He impose a “list of sins” on anyone.  He always met people where they were and encouraged them to ask for God’s forgiveness.  It is to that same Jesus that we come to this Monday evening in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.   Be mindful that Jesus came to touch lives – to break bread; to heal hurt; to forgive sins.  He cared enough for each of us to be born in Bethlehem, to live in our world, to cry with us and for us – even to the point of dying and rising again.  So if you can trust Jesus enough this Monday evening at 8.00pm, come as you are.  There will be ten Priests hearing Confessions.  The format of the celebration will be explained at the start.  Do you want to be gifted with God’s love and forgiveness this Christmas?  If so, come on this Monday for 8.00pm.  Canon Declan  is leading the service. 

 

A READER WRITES…….

 

Last week I announced the date for the Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service in preparation for Christmas.  This prompted the following letter from a reader.  Name and address given, but not for publication.

 

 “Do you remember your first Confession?  I do – clearly.  It was a big thing for a small child to venture into this dark box unable either to see the unknown Priest or gauge the reaction to ‘sins’ told.  That was pre Vatican 2!  This child grew up and thought about what place God and the Church should play in life.  The Sacrament of God’s love and forgiveness got the thumbs up, but the practice of going on a regular basis became routine and meaningless.  Somehow the intervals between Confessions became greater until eventually I stopped going altogether.  Several years passed during which I made odd attempts to put the situation right as I was deeply unhappy with it.  I prayed about it.  I ‘shopped’ around looking for a Priest who would help me to make this experience meaningful, but without much success.  Thank God, I persevered and finally found a kind, caring and compassionate confessor who made me feel welcome and who didn’t seem to care how long I’d been away, only that I was back. He also understood how very much I wanted to be at peace with Jesus and with myself.  I still struggle.   I don’t find Confession easy.  Never have.  The Service of Reconciliation with so many others present and looking to meet Jesus is a most beautiful time.  Okay, the butterflies and the lump in the throat and the struggle and still there, but somehow I manage.  The sense of the real presence of a loving and forgiving Jesus makes the effort worthwhile.  I plan to be in Listowel Church on Monday.  Meanwhile, I will begin my preparation and talk to Jesus Himself about how difficult I find it.  I know He’ll be there waiting for me!”

 

An honest and lovely letter – thank you.  Jesus is waiting for all of us this Monday evening.  Let us meet Him and enjoy the gift and warm blessings of a good confession – Christmas 2017.

 

NOTICES

 

MAIREAD’S FUNDRAISING NIGHT:  in aid of Nano Nagle School, will take place on Saturday 23rd Dec at 9.30pm.  Music by Gabriel, Eoin and friends.  Monster raffle on the night.  All welcome. 

 

CONFIRMATION: The parents of the Confirmation class of 2017/18 have taken on board the ‘You Shall Be My Witness’  programme.  This programme will start on  Monday 18th December @ 7.30pm in the Marian Hall.  Parents and candidates are asked to attend.  This is an introduction evening for the parents and all candidates will have the first session of the programme.  Books will be handed out on the night.  Mary on 087/9047918.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME:  Preparation commences in mid-January, details for the ‘Do This In Memory’ programme and dates will be given to you on the second week of January.

 

BAG PACKING: The North Kerry Alzheimer's Day-care Respite urgently need volunteers  to support a Bag Packing effort at Garvey's Supervalu Listowel on 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Dec. Contact Bridie 086-8556431.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 13th; Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She appeared to a poor Indian in Mexico named Juan Diego as he was walking by a hill called Tepeyac. She spoke to him in his own language and sent him to the bishop to request a church to be built on that very hill. After many exchanges, the bishop demanded a sign. On December 12th, Juan Diego opened his tilma in the presence of the bishop and roses fell to the ground as well as an image of Our Lady, imprinted on the fabric of his cloak.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe met Juan Diego along his way. She met him where he was at and spoke to him in his own language. This is how Mary desires to meet us. She doesn’t want to meet us once we have everything all figured out. She wants to come into the mess of our hearts, to come into the mess of our manger. She wants to meet us, to speak to us, and to allow Jesus to be born in us. In today’s Gospel, we see Mary setting out in haste to meet Elizabeth. Mary sets out in haste to meet each one of us on our journeys, to bring Jesus into our hearts, and allow us to be able to say, “my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”

 

This Advent, may we allow Mary to meet us on our journeys. May we let her enter into our hearts. May we let her enter into our mess- into our mangers—and transform them into a place where Christ can be born in us. - Reflection by Madeline Hill

 

 

 

 St. Mary’s Church Listowel         

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 10th    17th December       

 

Saturday

 

9th                                         Elizabeth O Connor,  Greenville, Months Mind /  Caroline Enright, Feale Dr., 1st Ann. / Frank O Carroll, Dublin &  Tullahinell, Asdee, Recently Deceased  / Margaret Moloney, Derry / Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

Helen McConnell, & Deceased Family Members, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

John Halloran, The Meadows /

 

David Cronin, Coolagown /

 

Maire Kelliher, Lartigue Village /

 

Eleanor Culbert nee Moore, Charles St.                 6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

Sunday

 

10th                                                       Tim & Teresa Greaney & Jack & Jane Kelly, Finuge            9.00am

 

                Joseph & Hannah Walsh & Deceased Family Members, Dirha East /

 

John Sexton, William St.                11.30am

 

Mon 11th                                                            10.30am

 

Tues 12th                                           Luke Slowey,  Co Fermanagh  & London / Kevin Casey, Woodford /

 

Kitty Healy nee Collins, & Deceased Family Members, Convent St. /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed.  13th                                                                                                          Special Intention / Private Intention        10.30am

 

Thurs 14th                           Michael Meehan, Lartigue Village             10.30am

 

 Fri. 15th                               People of the Parish       10.30am

 

Saturday

 

16th   

 

 

 

                 Anne & Kevin Croghan, Charles St. /

 

  Cyril O Gorman, Clieveragh        10.30am

 

                Joan Walsh, The Square, 1st Anniversary  / William & Hannah Corkery &John Corkery, Lixnaw &  John Joe Foley, Killarney / Thomas & Josephine Lyons, Derry & Eily & Denis Long, Knocknagoshel & Daniel Thady, Maisie & Eileen McCarthy, Duagh                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 

 

Sunday

 

17th                       Patricia (Patsy) Cronin, Bridge Rd. Months Mind                9.00am

 

                Paddy Healy, Willow Place /

 

Deceased Members of the Bartishell Family, Convent St. / Tom Keane, Derry     11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 10th      December,  Fr. Kennelly,, 0872931064. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATH May Carroll nee Carey, Dublin late of Fourhane.

 

Shirley Williamson, England late of Rathea. 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE   Peggy Stack, O’Connell’s Ave. / Paddy O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. / Michael Kennelly, Market St. / Margaret O Sullivan, Bedford / Mary Hanlon, O’Connell’s Ave./ Jack Danaher, Cahirdown / Peggy ( Margaret) Brennen, Gortacrissane & Gortcreen / Jack & Margaret Whelan, Market St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PREPARING OUR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN: We welcome our First Holy Communion children and their parents who are joining us at our Vigil Mass this weekend for their December gathering.

 

OUR PARISH CHOIR CAROL SERVICE  will take place here in the church on this Sunday evening,  December 10th  at 7pm.  – so come along and get into the spirit of Christmas.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration will continue every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 11TH December at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LEGION OF MARY will meet this Wednesday 13th Dec. at the earlier time of 3pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

CHRISTMAS SCHOOL MASSES THIS WEEK

 

Tuesday next ( 12th Dec. ) at 1pm. -  Nano Nagle  School

 

Thursday next, (Dec. 14th ) Scoil Realta na Maidne at 9.30 a.m.

 

Friday next (Dec. 15th ) St. Michael’s College,  at 12.30pm.

 

CLOUNMACON COMMUINTY ANNUAL CHIRSTMAS MASS will take place in their Centre on Friday 15th Dec. at 7.30pm.

 

SPECIAL 11.30 A.M. MASS ON SUNDAY NEXT DEC. 17TH :

 

As we prepare for Christmas and the Nativity, the Presentation Primary School children and Staff are hosting the 11.30 am. Mass on Sunday next. They will do the readings, intercessions and sing throughout the Mass.

 

 

 

Check out more notices on the church Notice board

 

and our  Web Page www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS:

 

will take place on Monday, Dec. 18th  at 8.00 p.m. at St. Marys Church.  It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with a number of priests present. We appeal to as many people as possible to avail of this opportunity  for their Christmas confession.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

 

Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

 

6.15pm with our  Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

 

&  Mass of the Nativity with our Parish Choir at 9.00pm.

 

Monday, December 25th Christmas Day

 

at  9.00am (no singing) &  11.30am (with our Parish Choir)

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING  2017   will be due at Christmas time. There are special envelopes available in your offering Envelope Box or should you not be using the envelope system, there are loose white envelopes at the back of the Church and at the Parish Office.  The Christmas Dues collection which supports your priests will be taken up immediately after Holy Communion throughout the Diocese at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you for your  support and generosity. .

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

'KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE'   The official launch of the group 'Kerry Right To Life'  will take place on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30pm in The Rose Hotel Tralee. with guest speaker Katie Ascough (former UCD Student Union President) who is pro-life.  We encourage everyone who wishes to uphold the right to life of the mother and her unborn child to attend.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED CHRISTMAS LUNCH will take place in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel on Tuesday 12th December at 2.30pm.

 

YOUTH FROM KDYS LISTOWEL will host a Nativity Parade and Live Crib event on Wednesday 13th December at 1.15pm.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ALERT – TEXT ALERT NETWORK this system is now used in many Garda districts and is proving very effective. If you are interested in being a member the consent forms are in the parish office please fill  in your details and your contribution of €10 to the parish office the €10 goes to the on-going cost of the texts themselves.

 

PARKING FOR MASS: It has been brought to our attention that a number of parishioners have received Parking Fines while Mass was being celebrated. Relevant traffic/parking rules & regulations apply at Mass times.

 

 

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT, St Marys Cathedral, Killarney Sunday 17th December in Aid of Kilcummin National School. Concert at 7pm -  doors open at 6pm. Tickets available from the following Email - liamlawtontickets@gmail.com  Tom 087 2890630, Ger 086 8287948, Russell 086 2832925.

 

TOMMY FLEMING CONCERT, The Friary Church, Killarney, Thursday 14th December 2017 at 8pm Doors open at 7pm.

 

Tickets available at Friary Mass Office or on line www.tommyfleming.com

 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, ABBEYFEALE Jubilee Celebration with Finbar Wright in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Friday 9th February. Great gift to give for Christmas. Tickets are €30 each or 2 for €50 and can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

SILENT RETREAT- Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius will take place at the Alexian Brothers Monastery, Knock, Co. Mayo,

 

for women aged 18 years and up. From December 28th 2017 to  January 1st 2018.   Places are limited. Please book early. For more information contact 085-8235525. Organised by the Sisters of the Missionary Order of the Servants of the Lord, Co. Wexford.

 

THE NATIONAL FOLK THEATRE CHOIR celebrates the season of goodwill on Friday 15th December at 8pm, with an evening of Christmas carols in Ceiliúradh na Nollag. There will be a mixture of traditional carols along with some beautiful Irish airs. With special guests the O’Neill Sisters and some festive nibbles to start off the evening, there’s sure to be a little piece of Christmas to suit everyone’s taste. Tickets available on 066-7123055.

 

THE VISION OF TOWARDS PEACE Christmas and New Year is often a time when we are reminded of our deeper selves and deepest hopes, and deepest pain. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context, and who are seeking to explore the spiritual impact of the abuse. If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you: www.towardspeace.ie / 01 505 3028.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat     9th     7.30pm Maurice & Joe O’Connell & Deceased of the 

 

                                                                                                                                O’Connell Family, Tarbert              

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun          10th   10.00am                 P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna 

 

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

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th December Wed 13th   7.30pm John Dore, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

 Thurs 14th           7.30pm                Alice Hanrahan, Aughrim (Anni), her sister Kay

 

                                                                & her father-in-law Thomas Hanrahan

 

 Fri          15th        10.00am              Special Intention – Christmas Mass Bouquet

 

 Sat         16th         7.30pm               Ned & Maureen Sheehy, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

 Sun       17th        11.00am              Connie Shine, The Village (Anni) & Deceased of the

 

                                                                Shine Family

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Monday 11th to Sunday 17th December

 

Mon      11th       12noon                 Active Retired Christmas Mass in Knockanure 

 

 Community Centre followed by Christmas dinner  & music by Stevie Donegan.  You still have time to   phone and book your place at this great celebration  on 49799 no later than 10am on Monday.

 

Tues 12th             7.30pm                Robert Connor, Kilbaha (Months Mind)

 

Sun        17th       10.00am               Bill, Margaret & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle

 

       CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS

 

The Pastoral Area Confessions will take place with a special reconciliation service in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 18th Dec at 8pm.  There will be at least ten Priests available to hear confessions.  This is a beautiful Sacrament and it is a lovely time of the year to make peace with God and with each other.  It does not matter when you were at confession last, the Priest will help you in making a good confession.  If you make time to attend this celebration, I guarantee you it will help you to celebrate Christmas in a new and special way with God’s healing, love and forgiveness to help you enjoy all the festivities and celebrations.  

 

Please note that I will be available in Moyvane Church on Christmas Eve from 1pm – 3pm for confessions, a chat or a blessing.  All ages welcome.  Gift yourself with Confession for this Christmas.

 

                 

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

PARISH OFFICE:  Call in for Christmas items, Christmas cards & Mass Bouquets.

 

NOTICES

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Terry Dunne of Holly’s Gala on the death of his mother Pauline whose funeral took place in Dublin recently.  To the Nash family in Knockanure on the death of their mother Sheila whose funeral was in Knockanure on Saturday 9th.  Our prayerful support to Terry and his family and to the Nash family at this time.  May Pauline & Sheila Rest In Peace. 

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Tuesday 12th and also on Thursday 14th of Dec at  7.30 p.m. in Knockanure Community Centre.  A Great Nights Entertainment assured.  Tickets €7.

 

ENABLE IRELAND KERRY SAYS THANK YOU: for supporting their recent church gate collection in Moyvane

 

& Knockanure. The total raised was €287.35. This money is used to support children and adults with disabilities throughout Kerry.  If anyone missed the collection and would like to contribute, you may do so by contacting Seán Scally on 066/7128220.  €50 more has been added to the above amount since the collection.   PRAYING WITH YOUR CHILDREN:  Sunday 17th is Gaudete Sunday (Joyful Sunday).   Following on from the recent Diocesan Assembly on Family Life, the Diocese have compiled a prayer booklet, Praying with your Children, to enable parents and children to pray together.  Copies will be available at all Masses next weekend. MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  The Christmas Tree lights will be switched on after Mass this Saturday night 9th.  Come along and enjoy the fun.  Please God the weather will be kind.

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – FOOD CLOTHES & TOY BANK AT MOYVANE CRIB:  Please feel free to put the aforementioned items to be used by the SVP in the containers available beside the Crib at Moyvane Church.  Also their Church Gate Collection is at both Churches this weekend.  Your generous support will help the SVP greatly in journeying with families who are under stress and strain this Christmas here in the Parish.

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESE:  Christmas and New Year is often a time when we are reminded of our deeper selves and deepest hopes, and deepest pain. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context, and who are seeking to explore the spiritual impact of the abuse. If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and spirituality.  Info www.towardspeace.ie / 01 505 3028. 

 

WHAT TIME IS IT?

 

I think many of us see time as the enemy.  There are simply not enough of hours in the day.  If I only had an extra hour, an extra day and extra week!  During times of illness and suffering when we lie awake at night or times of waiting when we anticipate a visit, a call or a letter time seems to stand still.  I wish it were tomorrow, next week, next year.  In this weekend’s second reading from St. Peter, we are reminded that our focus on time and its passing is very different from the Lord’s version of time, which is endless and finite all at once.  We simply cannot grasp the concept of time that works like that, not according to the clocks, nor bound by empty boxes on a wall calendar. We are told that God is patient, not wishing us to perish, at the same time that God will come “like a thief in the night” and dissolve the Heavens in flames.  We are inclined to think that we have plenty of time, we say “ah sure there is always tomorrow”.  Our readings remind us that we need to make straight our ways today.  God doesn’t operate from a day planner and when it comes to the big stuff in life neither should we.  Jesus is simply telling us in three words this weekend to adhere to the following:   BE.     HERE.    NOW.

 

                                CHRISTMAS ‘ACTIVITY’ PLAY

 

In my early days of Priesthood, while working in England, most classes in the Junior Schools had Nativity Plays.  These were gems of presentations while young little hearts threw heart and soul into the parts they were given.  I remember meeting Lindsey at the shop all excited when she said, “Fr. Kevin, I am going to be an Angel in our Christmas ‘Activity’ Play.  She didn’t have the right word, but I had the feeling that she had the right idea.  As I watched the Nativity Plays from the various classes, it seemed to me that the boys and girls were not just playing parts, it was as though they were really there, participating in the actual events of the

 

Christmas story.  It truly was an ‘Activity’ play for them.  Isn’t that how Christmas should be for all of us!

 

 

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Church Listowel Newsletter  

 

                                    

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 3rd     10th December       

 

Saturday

 

2nd                                        Margaret Lynch, Glin, Limerick /

 

Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tce. /

 

Mick McAuliffe, Church St. /

 

Moss & Lena Hannon, The Square /

 

Una Dore, Charles St. & Knockane            6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

Sunday

 

3rd                                                         Bunny Dalton, Charles St. /

 

Eugene & Mai O Brien, Cahirdown           9.00am

 

                Paddy Dillon, Gortacrissane /

 

Maurice & Margaret Joy, Greenville        11.30am

 

Mon 4th                                               James Mulligan, Dublin / Special Intention / Jim Joy, O’Connell’s Ave.     10.30am

 

Tues 5th                                               Special Intention /

 

Bridget Toomey, Dirha Cottages                10.30am

 

Wed.  6th                                                                                                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 7th                             Claudia Costello (nee Shine), Coolaclarig & Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Joseph O Hanlon, Woodford       10.30am

 

                Dan Hayes, Bridge Rd & Deceased Family Members /

 

Timmy Kennelly, Bedford /

 

Tom Relihan, Clounmacon           Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Fri. 8th                                 Mary Walsh, Dirha           10.30am

 

                Willie Doyle, Fourhane  1.10pm

 

Saturday

 

9th   

 

 

 

                 People of the Parish      10.30am

 

                Elizabeth O Connor,  Greenville, Months Mind /  Caroline Enright, Feale Dr., 1st Ann. / Frank O Carroll, Dublin &  Bally /

 

Margaret Moloney, Derry /

 

Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

Helen McConnell, & Deceased Family Members, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

John Halloran, The Meadows /

 

David Cronin, Coolagown /

 

Maire Kelliher, Lartigue Village /

 

Eleanor Culbert nee Moore, Charles St.                 Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 

 

Sunday

 

10th                       Tim & Teresa Greaney & Jack & Jane Kelly, Finuge            9.00am

 

                Joseph & Hannah Walsh & Deceased Family Members, Dirha East /

 

John Sexton, William St.                11.30am

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR LISTOWEL DEANERY THIS SUNDAY, 3rd     December,  Fr. Hanafin, 0878341083. (emergencies only).

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Henry Hilliard,  Billerough House & College Lawn & Joan Scanlon nee Halpin, Glin, late of Dirha East.

 

Mary (Masie) Bulter nee O’Sullivan, died in England late of Killocrim

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE   Tommy Sheehan, Ballygologue Pk. / Tony Brennan, Ballygologue Pk. & Monagh / Catherine Brennan, Skehenerin /  Joan Keating, Dirha Cottages / Patrick Carmody, Skehenerin / David Finbarr Bunyan, Convent St. Killimor, Clare & Cyril Lambert, Charleville, Tipperary / Ellen & John Joe Halpin, Breda Hinkins nee Halpin, Dirha East & Johnny O Sullivan, Killocrim / Margaret Dillon, Meen.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ENROLMENT OF OUR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES FOR 2018: We welcome our Confirmation candidates 2018  and their family members who are joining us at  our  Vigil Mass on this  Saturday night . Confirmation Day is Friday, April 13th 2018 at 2.00 p.m.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP: We also welcome our children who are joining us for our children’s liturgy at our Vigil Mass.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH COLLECTION: takes place at all masses  this weekend  after Holy Communion. This collection supports all the various activities supporting our  Youth by the KYDS throughout the Diocese. Thanks for your support.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration will continue every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm.

 

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS: Tuesday morning next  (Dec. 5th ) in St. Michaels College & Presentation Secondary School on Wednesday morning next (Dec. 6th ) at 9.00 a.m.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS IN WRITERS  GROVE on Tuesday evening next, 5th December at 6.00 p.m.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: Wednesday next ( Dec. 6th ) at 12.30 p.m.in their Centre.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS: in their Centre on Thursday next (Dec. 7th ) at 2.00 p.m. All are welcome.

 

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF B.V.M.: on Friday next , December 8th It is a Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass on Thursday evening at 6.15 p.m. and Masses on Friday  at 10.30 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. lunch time.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL CAROL SERVICE: takes place here at St. Mary’s Church on Thursday night at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome to join us.

 

 

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL LISTOWEL ANNUAL COLLECTION Sat. Dec. 9th & Sun. Dec. 10th. Our goal is to fight poverty  in all its forms through practical assistance to people in need in our locality. We offer direct, personal assistance that is non-judgmental, confidential and based on the need of the individual or family. The amount collected last year came to €5,088.40. Thank you for your on-going support. 

 

 

 

DECEMBER FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARISH PROGRAMME  for our First Holy Communion Children 2018  and their families will take place at our Vigil Mass on Saturday night  next (9th Dec.) at 6.15 p.m. The organising parents for the month of December are asked to meet Canon Declan for a short meeting in the Presbytery on Thursday evening next from 6.00 – 6.30 p.m.

 

OUR PARISH CHOIR CAROL SERVICE  will take place here in the church on Sunday,  December 10th . Admission is free – so come along and get into the spirit of Christmas.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS only a few left are available at the Parish office. A pack of 6 for €5.00 single Cards €1.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL“Orientation Day for Presentation Secondary School Listowel is on Friday 8th December 2017 from 9.00am – 3.20pm. For further information please contact the office on 068 21452.”

 

THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION Will hold a Christmas Sale at its shop in William St., on Thursday morning 7th December.

 

'KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE'   The official launch of the group 'Kerry Right To Life'  will take place on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30pm in The Rose Hotel Tralee. with guest speaker Katie Ascough (former UCD Student Union President) who is pro-life.  We encourage everyone who wishes to uphold the right to life of the mother and her unborn child to attend

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Saint John of God Kerry Services who are celebrating over 3 decades of providing support  to  men, women and children with intellectual disabilities across the county”

 

 

 

Check out more notices on the church Notice board

 

and our  Web Page www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR, TRALEE:  this  weekend - : 

 

December  2nd &  3RD  at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.  Tralee

 

Saturday from 7pm and Sunday from 2.30pm.  All are welcome.

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT, St Marys Cathedral, Killarney Sunday 17th December in Aid of Kilcummin National School. Concert at 7pm -  doors open at 6pm. Tickets available from the following Email - liamlawtontickets@gmail.com  Tom 087 2890630, Ger 086 8287948, Russell 086 2832925.

 

TOMMY FLEMING CONCERT, The Friary Church, Killarney, Thursday 14th December 2017 at 8pm Doors open at 7pm.

 

Tickets available at Friary Mass Office or on line www.tommyfleming.com

 

POST  NATAL DEPRESSION SUPPORT Christmas meeting

 

Wed December 6th from 8-10pm at Listowel Family Resource Centre to include a presentation by Niamh Smith of Colour me Beautiful and finger food will also be provided.

 

CEÍLÍ CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTRE Friday 8th Dec. at 9.30pm. music by Donie Nolan, Teas Served. 

 

LIXNAW TURKEY TROT 5KM family fun run takes place on Sunday December 17th at 12pm. Walkers are also welcome to take part in the event.  This a charity event for Tralee Soup Kitchen, Cycle Against Suicide and the Tina Mcelligott treatment fund.  Please register online at https://www.iregister.ie/v2/events/lixnaw-turkey-trot/  or tell your friends about it.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION presents O Holy Night with Miriam Murphy, Soprano. Sunday 10th December, at 7.30pm. St. John the Baptist Church, Castle Street, Tralee. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy. Accompanist: Ian Sexton.

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT, St Marys Cathedral, Killarney Sunday 17th December in Aid of Kilcummin National School. Concert at 7pm -  doors open at 6pm. Tickets available from the following Email - liamlawtontickets@gmail.com  Tom 087 2890630, Ger 086 8287948, Russell 086 2832925.

 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, ABBEYFEALE Jubilee Celebration with Finbar Wright in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Friday 9th February. Great gift to give for Christmas. Tickets are €30 each or 2 for €50 and can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

SILENT RETREAT- Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius will take place at the Alexian Brothers Monastery, Knock, Co. Mayo,

 

for women aged 18 years and up. From December 28th 2017 to  January 1st 2018.   Places are limited. Please book early. For more information contact 085-8235525. Organised by the Sisters of the Missionary Order of the Servants of the Lord, Co. Wexford.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            2nd   7.30pm    Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun    3rd    10.00am Paddy, Bridie & Jack Flavin, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Eamon Farrelly, Moynalty, Co. Meath (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (brother to Catriona Farrelly)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 4th to Sunday 10th December

 

Mon     4th   7.30pm         Bridget Robinson, Dublin & Upper Aughrim (Anni)

 

Thurs   7th   7.30pm         FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

 

HOLY DAY VIGIL - Sr. Carmelita Murphy (Anni) 

 

 Fri           8th        11.00am               Maureen Foley, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni) & Deceased

 

                                                                of the Foley Family           

 

Sat           9th         7.30pm                Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Tarbert & Deceased of the    

 

                                            O’Connell Family

 

Sun        10th       11.00am               Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th December

 

Tues  5th               7.30pm                Nora Geary, Limerick & Dublin (RIP)

 

Fri            8th        10.00am               Ollie Leahy, Croydon, UK & l/o Moyvane (Anni)

 

Sun        10th       10.00am               P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses this weekend in aid of the Diocesan Youth Service.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  The death occurred last week of Ellen (Nell) O’Carroll (née Flynn), Ballylongford & l/o Kilbaha, whose sister Maureen’s funeral was in Knockanure on Friday 24th.  Our prayerful support to the O’Carroll family and the to all her relatives here in the parish.  To Brendan, Brigitte & Conor Hogan on the death of Brendan’s Dad Michael who died during the week.  At the time of going to press, no funeral arrangements had been finalised so check RIP.ie for further details.   May Ellen & Michael rest gently in the caring presence of the risen Lord. Mass for both will be at a later date here in the parish.  

 

CANDLEABRAS:  We have acquired two new candelabras for Moyvane Church.  The arrangement with these candelabras is that we are obliged to sell a certain quantity of candles per month with each candle costing 16 cents, which goes directly to Murphy’s Candles.  If the income covers the expense of the candles, we will keep the candelabras.  

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:  Annual Church Gate collection on 9th/10th December.  Can I ask you to be extra generous with the St. Vincent De Paul who helps many families in our parish especially during Christmas time.  All contribution made to this collection will be staying within the parish, helping the most vulnerable with food and other items over the Christmas period.  It is hoped this coming week to have our Crib in place and from next weekend on we will have a basket there for food, toys and good quality clothes.  We ask you to please note that there is a good sell by date on food items. Our sincere thanks to all our SVP group here in the parish who discretely and loving assist many families not only at Christmas but throughout the year.  Your generous support to this collection is deeply appreciated.  

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS/MASS BOUQUETS:  are available in the Parish Office plus a nice selection of Christmas gifts along with ten copies of Eoin Hand’s book “First Hand – My Life and Irish Football”.  These books are signed “Best wishes, Eoin Hand, Glenalappa, Moyvane” – only ten of these available in the office.        

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  To Cis Dore, New Houses on celebrating a special birthday this weekend.                     

 

                 HOW MANY SLEEPS TILL CHRISTMAS

 

Isn’t it so hard to wait?  Little children sometimes talk of waiting in terms of sleeps – as we start the beautiful season of Advent this weekend, we could wonder how many sleeps there are until Christmas.  It is as if it is easier to cope with waiting when we are asleep!  Yet, the Gospel clearly calls us to be awake, more than that, to “stay awake”, so maybe that is the way to meet Advent.  Yes, allow for sleep, for rest and reflection but use the waking hours too, to prepare and observe, to transform and be transformed.  So from this weekend as adults let us not count down how many shopping days are left until Christmas.  We begin a journey this weekend that has to be taken one spiritual step after another, day by day, sleep by sleep, waking after waking until the destination is reached. Take your time with it.  Give your time to it.   A grace filled journey with the lovely days of Advent.  Happy new beginnings – Happy New Church Year!

 

ADVENT – SEEK OUT A HIDDEN DESERT

 

 I must admit that for a lot of my Priesthood I considered myself a Lent person more than an Advent person.  I was more comfortable in the desert that in the midst of party preparations, but slowly, slowly as I got older I began to get closer to the Advent season, which is a desert experience of another kind.  Unlike Lent, where the desert is obvious and clear, Advent beckons all of us to seek out a hidden desert, our inner desert, and the dry places in our spiritual lives that need to be worked out and made lush before December 25th Christmas Day.  Beginning our journey towards Christmas, we have to be careful not to pay too much attention to the flashy decorations and nostalgic carols that threaten to rob us of the waiting time and rush us into a moment that is not yet here.  We do that through the rhythm of Advent, a season that challenges us to slow down even as the drumbeat of commercial Christmas pounds on its ‘Hurry, Hurry!’ warning.  This is a time of silence, darkness, waiting and watching, surrender and trust.  As we light our first Advent candle this weekend may the Lord bless each one of us with the gift of patience in making this a special season for heart and soul.  Happy Advent – Happy New Church Year to you.  Gift yourself with the beautiful Sacrament of Confession this Advent.                                        NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House Thursday 7th at 9pm.  Adm free.  Refreshment served.  Ann Flavin  086/3090948.  Active Retirement Day on Mon 11th beginning with Mass at 12noon followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan.  €10.  If attending please ring 068/49799.   All welcome. ICA:  wish to thank all the families who 'supported local' and visited Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Family Fun Day last Sunday. The children were fascinated by Tommy the Magician & Co. in the Magic Corner! There was a great buzz in the hall. A special thanks to our Sponsors for draw prizes.  1st prize - Hamper worth €100 sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op won by Conor Flaherty Ballyguiltenane, 2nd Prize Tukey sponsored by Tom

 

& Eileen Roche, Glin Road, won by Denis McCarthy. 3rd Prize Ham sponsored by Noel Stack Butcher won by Nora Fitzmaurice, Leitrim M and 4th Prize - Christmas cake made by Noreen Roche, Ahalahana was won by Sinéad Kearney, Murhur.   Thanks to Holly's Gala and to the Marian Hall Committee and especially Catherine.  SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE:  wish to thank all who attended their annual Christmas Party.  A special thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us.  This party would not be the success it is without every business in the Parish supporting us with spot prizes etc., and the continued support of our main sponsors Newtownsandes Co-Op, Irish Wire, ICA Guild, Development Association and the Marian Hall Committee.  We wish each and everyone a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  On Saturday 9th December at 8.30pm (after Mass), the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on by Santa.  Why not come along and enjoy the fun with Christmas Carols etc.

 

THANK YOU:  To all who helped and supported the concert last Tuesday.  Another successful night where the great parish community spirit was so evident by the number of volunteers who helped inside and in the artic conditions outside.  Míle Buíochas and God Bless you all.  

 

BROKEN ENGLISH AT MASS!

 

Since 2011, you and I, and indeed English speaking Catholics right across the world have endured a translation of Mass, whose language is, by consensus verbose and in places frankly unintelligible.  Pope Francis has recognised how cumbersome and difficult this translation is and recently gave the Bishops in all English speaking Dioceses freedom to return to the original and more user friendly translation of 1998.  They rejected his generous offer and opted to leave things as they are.  I find that awfully disappointing.  I for one struggle with the present translation with its convoluted syntax. 

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           25th    7.30pm   Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun   26th   10.00am Mary Blakeman (née Mangan) Leitrim M & UK (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (sister to Martha Enright)

 

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

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 27th Nov to Sunday 3rd Dec

 

Mon      27th  10.00am    Mary McElligott, Lixnaw (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (mother of Hannah Hanrahan, Aughrim)

 

Wed 29th   7.30pm          Kathleen O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

 

Fri             1st         7.30pm                Michael Dore, Woodgrove (Anni), his sons John & Mike

 

                                                                & his daughter Kathleen

 

Sat            2nd   7.30pm    Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Sun          3rd  11.00am    Eamon Farrelly, Moynalty, Co. Meath (Rec Dec)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Tuesday 28th Nov to Sunday 3rd Dec Tues 28th  10.00am Holy Souls (November List)

 

                              Thurs 30th   7.30pm           Seán Nolan, Carrueragh (Months Mind)

 

  3rd  10.00am    Paddy, Bridie & Jack Flavin, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday back in the Sacristy commencing at 2pm to 7pm.  The late start is due to the tidy up after the Concert.   From here on should a funeral occur on either a Tuesday or Wednesday, Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 2pm as and from now.  New Eucharistic Adorers welcome, all one needs do is come at the above times.   

 

THE DOOR AJAR……..

 

The death of a dearly loved relative or friend is always heart breaking, even if faith in God’s goodness remains strong.  After all, the separation means the loss of so much that was precious while it lasted.  This weekend I pass on a thought given to me by a lovely parishioner who has loving attended all our Holy Souls November Masses.  She gave it to me in the hope that it may bring at least a little comfort.  

 

                 “They are not lost, our well-beloved,

 

                  Nor have they travelled far – 

 

                  Just stepped inside God’s loveliest room

 

                  And left the door ajar”

 

This weekend we all know friends and parishioners who are mourning the loss of loved ones:

 

Work colleagues of Pat Martin, Tarbert who died as a result of a tragic road accident on his way to O’Keeffe’s in Kilmorna.   Our prayerful support to Fergus and work colleagues and to Pat’s wife Caroline and loving family in Tarbert.  Mary Collins in our Post Office in Moyvane received the sad and shocking news of the sudden death of her sister-in-law Eileen Vines (née Collins), Blessington, Co. Wicklow.  Her funeral was in Blessington on

 

Saturday.  This is Mary’s second family funeral in the matter of a month or so.  Our prayers and sympathy to

 

Mary and family at this time.  To the Fitzmaurice family, Gortdromasillihy on the death of their mother Maureen whose funeral was in Knockanure on Friday.  Their late mother touched many hearts in this Parish in a long and loving life and our prayers are with the family at this time.

 

May Pat, Eileen and Maureen rest in the tender care and loving presence of Jesus our Savour and Companion.  Let us keep them in our prayers at this time.  P.S.  Very many thanks for your great attendance at our Holy Souls Masses during November.  See times above for remaining Holy Souls Masses.

 

FROM THE AUTHOR

 

Some weeks ago we had a youthful granny from Kenmare at 11am Sunday Mass in Moyvane.  After Mass I discovered by accident that it was this granny’s birthday when I saw six-year-old Leah giving her a giftwrapped book.  The gift was a lovely new Bible.  Leah had chosen it herself at the Friary in Killarney and she wanted to write a message inside the front cover.  She knew that was the done thing.  A friend had recently given her grandad a book and there on the flyleaf he found what she was looking for.  Though she wasn’t at all sure what it meant, she copied it carefully into her granny’s new Bible, showing it to no one.  Well, granny was a bit surprised to read “WITH THE COMPLIMENTS AND BEST WISHES OF THE AUTHOR” - but she is quiet sure the message is true for all of that!  I must say I felt such joy when I read that message on Granny’s new Bible.  In a nice way I was reminded of the lovely saying -  “GOD DOES NOT ASK ABOUT OUR ABILITY OR OUR INABLILITY, BUT OUR AVAILABILITY”  Like the availability of a six year old to pick a Bible, write of the flyleaf and wrap it in beautiful coloured paper.  JESUS HELP US THIS WEEK TO BE AVAILABLE TO DO NICE HUMOUROUS THINGS FOR YOU AND WITH YOU.  

 

FR. SIMON & FR. MARTIN DEEPLY TOUCHED AND SAY THANKS!

 

Both Fr. Simon and Fr. Martin who were with us for the re-opening of our Church were in touch during the week.  Fr. Simon wrote as follows:  “The wow factor of a bright and delightful Chruch took my breath away.  Well done to all in the Parish and to yourself Kevin.  I was honoured to be there”.  Fr. Martin “The brightness and excellent colours makes it a totally different Church.  Fair dues to you and to all the Parishioners.  I was delighted to have been given the privilege of cutting the tape.  Top marks all round, well done”

 

ENTHUSIASM

 

People who are successful in any walk of life are invariably highly motivated.  Along with the ability to succeed they often, possess drive, strong self-belief and enthusiasm for what they are doing.  The saddest sight is for someone with the ability failing to succeed, because they lack this drive, determination and enthusiasm.

 

WEATHER REPORT

 

When you stop to think about it, It’s a fact that can amaze – Your face is like the weather, In so many ways….. You can be a ray of sunshine, with an ever-present smile, A look that’s cold and frosty can put winter on your dial.

 

A deep depression is imminent, with traces of a frown, A grin that spreads from East to West, that can bring so many down.

 

NOTICES

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  On Thursday 30th November, Fr. Kevin will do First Friday calls in both Duagh and Knockanure.  On Friday 1st December, calls will be done in Moyvane and Lystoll Lodge Nursing Home.

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on December 1st at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472. THE ICA FAMILY FUN DAY is on this Sunday 26th at the Marian Hall 2pm to 4:30pm. Come along for an afternoon of fun and games, some magic with 'Tommy the Magician' and of course meet Santa and Mrs Claus.

 

Lots of great prizes to be won in the draw. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 2018:  1st - 7th July or 23rd - 29th Sept 2018 only 8 places left. If interested please contact Listowel Parish Office on 068-21188. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE UPCOMING EVENTS:  

 

Advent Retreat - A Breath of Life: Fr. Louis Hughes, O.P., Fri 1st to Sun 3rd December.

 

Healing in the Spirit: Fr. Jim McManus, C. Ss.R., 2 Day Healing Retreat: Tues 12th & Wed 13th Dec 10-4pm.  

 

Book Now on 066/713 4276.

 

SATURDAY SUPPLEMENT:  Yours truly is on with Frank Lewis this Sat morning 25th after the 9am News on

 

Radio Kerry.  This broadcast is also available on podcast at www.radiokerry.ie 

 

PARISH OFFICE SHOP:  You may wish to call into the Parish Office as we have a selection of Christmas Cards, Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards, Christmas gifts and recently published books -  ‘Splinters’ by parishioner Brenda Fitzmaurice & Mary Kennelly, Glin and ‘First Hand’ by parishioner Eoin Hand.

 

CONCERT ON TUESDAY: Church open at 7.15pm, please adhere to stewards on the night. Thank you.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Please support our annual Jumble Sale by donating unwanted gifts including DVD’s, Books, toys, good quality children’s clothes.  For full details of all upcoming events and courses please contact the Centre on 068/23584.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin.

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           18th    7.30pm   John Buckley, New Houses (Anni), his parents

 

                                                                                                                                Jer & Lizzy, his brother Timmy & deceased of the 

 

                                                                                                                                Buckley & Kiely Families

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun         19th   10.00am Eileen Holly, Ballybunion (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Richard Sheehan, The Village

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November

 

Mon  20th   7.30pm         Memorial Mass for all those whose funerals took 

 

place in The Church of the Assumption from Nov 2016 to Nov 2017:

 

Jim Hudson, Kilbaha                                        November

 

Noreen O’Connor, Kilbaha                           January

 

Mary Nolan, Glenalappa                               January

 

Eamon Pelican, Moyvane North                February

 

Bridie Stackpoole, Woodgrove                   February

 

Richie Brosnan, Coilagurteen                      February

 

Tom Moore, Glin Road & New York         March

 

Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha                                   April

 

Mary Stack, Glenalappa                                May

 

Liam Foley, Tarbert                                         June

 

Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa              August

 

                 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                Pat Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim                      August

 

                                                                Fri           24th   7.30pm     Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Sat          25th   7.30pm     Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun        26th  11.00am    Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Tuesday 21st to Sunday 26th November

 

Tues  21st             7.30pm                Holy Souls (November List)

 

                                                                Wed 22nd   7.30pm Holy Souls (November List) Thurs  23rd   7.30pm Holy Souls (November List)

 

                                                                Sun 26th  10.00am Mary Blakeman (née Mangan) Leitrim M & UK(Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (sister to Martha Enright)

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN KNOCKANURE CHURCH:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm (Knockanure Group)

 

Wednesday 10am to 7pm (Moyvane Group) – will still be in Knockanure Church this week due to ongoing work in the Moyvane Sacristy.  It will resume, God willing, in Moyvane on Wednesday 29th November starting time 12noon due to tidying up after the Church concert.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Joe & Peggy Barrett & Family, Carrueragh on the death of Joe’s brother Tom Barrett, Southgate, London & l/o Knockdown, Athea whose funeral took place in England on Fri 17th.   To the family & relatives of Elizabeth O’Connor (née Sheehy), Greenville, Listowel whose funeral took place last Monday.  To Marie Connor, Kilbaha & New Jersey on the death of her husband Robert whose funeral took place in Knockanure on Wednesday last.  We extend our prayerful support to all relatives in the parish.   May Tom, Elizabeth & Robert Rest in Peace.  

 

POPE FRANCIS DEDICATES THIS SUNDAY  WORLD DAY OF THE POOR

 

Jesus tells us that in the end we will be judged on how we dealt with the poor.  The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavoured, the accused, the incarcerated and the condemned.  We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated.  An absence of compassion can corrupt the decency of a parish, a nation and indeed our world.  Do I reach out in compassion to the poor?  It is not enough just to give money to the poor we must give them the respect they deserve as our brothers and sisters in Christ.  This Sunday, ask yourself the honest question:   How do I treat the poor?

 

                  TALENT IMPORTANT BUT CHARACTER IS MORE IMPORTANT

 

I don’t believe there is any such thing as a born footballer, writer or painter.  But Gerry came very close to being an exception.  He was a great footballer.  Of course, he had to work at it, but everyone agreed that he was natural.  It came as no surprise when at seventeen a top professional club snapped him up.  He didn’t have long to wait for his big chance.  He had just celebrated his 20th birthday when he found himself selected for the first team.  He made an immediate impact.  Almost overnight, he shot from obscurity to fame.  From there on it was one success after another.  Within two years, he was the club’s leading scorer.  By now, he was playing for his country.  Everywhere football was talked about his name was mentioned.  To the supporters he was a hero.  To the media he was a celebrity.  He revelled in his success.  A few years earlier, he was just an ordinary youth in his rural parish.  Now he was rich and famous.  He married a beautiful woman, drove a Mercedes and was the envy of every youth who played football.  However, things soon started to go wrong.  There were rumours that he was drinking heavily.  The rumours proved to be well founded.  His football began to suffer. 

 

His personal life began to disintegrate.  His wife suddenly left him, claiming that he was selfish and immature.  Sadly, Gerry’s glittering career came to a premature end.  He was remembered as much for the manner in which he squandered a rare talent as for what he achieved with it.  It is dangerous when a talent springs up overnight, far better that it should grow up quietly and almost unnoticed, like a seed grows into a tree.  Talent is important but character is even more important.  Talent is formed quietly, character in the midst of everyday living.  What is the point of developing a talent if one leaves oneself underdeveloped.  

 

TWO VERY SPECIAL VISITORS

 

This weekend for the re-opening of Moyvane Church we are delighted to welcome two special visitors to our parish.  Fr. Simon Twomey, Killarney on Saturday for our Vigil Mass and then on Sunday morning for 11am Mass we will have Bishop Ray.  We welcome them and we are delighted that they are sharing this special celebration with us.  Sincere thanks to one and all who contributed in any way in having our Church looking so beautiful.  

 

SINCERE THANKS TO THE MARIAN HALL COMMITTEE

 

Sincere thanks to the Marian Hall Committee for their very generous help in accommodating us while Moyvane Church was closed for renovations.  A very special word of thanks to Catherine who ensured that the hall was open, warm and ready for the celebration of Mass.  Her help was invaluable and always given so cheerfully.  

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE ICA FAMILY FUN DAY:  is on Sunday 26th November 2pm to 4:30pm at the Marian Hall. Meet

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus and you can try and 'trick' Tommy the Magician in the Magic Corner. Lots of prizes to be won in the draw! So come along for an afternoon of fun and games!

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE AGM:  will be held in the Marian Hall this Monday evening 20th at 8pm.  All committee members are asked to attend and new members welcome.

 

MEMORIAL MASS:  will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael's Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday, 22nd November at 8pm. All welcome.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST FOR LIFE AND FAITH:  will be prayed on Sunday 26th November – The Feast of Christ the King on the beach in Ballybunion.  It starts @ 2.30pm.  

 

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT:  will take place in Newbridge, Kildare from 8th to 10th December.  Full details on www.youth2000.ie or 01/6753690 or email office@youth2000.ie 

 

ANOTHER COUNT DOWN HAS BEGUN:  Having just completed the countdown to get back into the Church, another countdown is now on for Nov 28th.   Tickets available after Masses and in local outlets (see posters).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 St. Mary’s Church           LISTOWEL

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 11th     19th NOVEMBER.      

 

Saturday

 

11th                                       Prionnsias (Frank) Kelly, Derry /

 

Irene McElligott, Craughatoosane /

 

Deceased Members of the O’Connor & O’Sullivan Families, Bunagara /

 

John & Tom Daly, Bridge Rd. /

 

Stephen & Tony Whelan, Finuge /

 

Kathleen McCarthy, Tanavalla /

 

John Foley, Fourhane /

 

James & Maureen Keane, William St. /

 

Mossie Molyneaux, Woodford  /

 

Patrick & Mary Murphy, Bedford /

 

Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd /John Edward O Connor, Moyvane /

 

James, Kathleen & William Scragg, Ballyhorgan & Summerset England /

 

Maryann Keane Enright,  William St. & Deceased  Members of the Keane Family /

 

Kathleen O Shea, Bridge Rd /      6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

Sunday

 

12th