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. 

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            15th   7.30pm   Charlie Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased of the Brosnan family

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       16th  10.00am     Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd Sept

 

Wed  19th   7.30pm         Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

Thurs   20th   7.30pm       Patrick Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim (1st Anni)

 

Fri            21st   7.30pm     Ned & Mary Ellen Stack, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the Stack family & Ned Scanlon (Anni)

 

Sat           22nd   7.30pm   Flavin & Mulvihill families, Lower Aughrim  

 

Sun         23rd  11.00am   Joan Mulvihill, Moher (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 23rd September Sun  23rd  10.00am Parishioners

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Please note that adoration in Moyvane reverts to former times of 10am to 7pm.  Many thanks to Eileen Collins for the huge effort she made by calling on so many in person to make sure that Adoration time in Moyvane is extended. So from this Wednesday on the time is 10am to 7pm. 

 

Knockanure on Tuesday is 10am to 5pm.  Thanks to all who have committed to attending Adoration weekly.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: for Diocesan Needs will take place at all Masses next weekend 22nd/23rd.

 

THE LIXNAW PRAYER GROUP: will be marking the 50th anniversary of St. Pio's death (Sept 23rd 1968) and the 100th Anniversary of the Stigmata (received on Sept 20th, 1918).  The celebration will take the form of a procession through the village commencing at 7.30pm on Tuesday September 18th and on to the Church where Mass will be celebrated at 8pm.  The one and only Fr. Mossie will give the homily. The Padre Pio Healing Glove will be available for blessings on the night. 

 

JUNIOR CERT:  Congratulations and well done to all who received their Junior Cert results during the week.

 

    JESUS AND YOUR MOBILE PHONE!

 

I had a few days break this past week.  Fantastic days and lovely weather.  I called in on a lovely Church in West Cork which had the following notice on its Notice Board. 

 

“WHEN YOU ENTER THIS CHURCH IT MAY BE POSSIBLE THAT YOU ‘HEAR THE CALL OF GOD’.  HOWEVER, IT IS UNLIKELY THAT HE WILL CALL YOU ON YOUR MOBILE. 

 

THANK YOU FOR TURNING OFF YOUR PHONE.  IF YOU WISH TO TALK TO GOD, ENTER, CHOOSE A QUIET PLACE AND TALK TO HIM.    IF YOU WANT TO SEE HIM IN PERSON, SEND HIM A TEXT MESSAGE WHILE DRIVING”.

 

       KEEP IN MIND

 

Here are two sayings well worth keeping in mind this weekend – and indeed always.  “The Lord is my light and my help and I shall travel safely on the journey of my life”.  The second is magic and don’t forget it, “When all your tasks are finished, sleep well – Jesus is awake” We must never, never forget Jesus is always in charge!

 

                         EXCLUSIVE!  TRUMP THAT!

 

President Donald Trump got wind earlier this week that Cooraclare are playing Doonbeg in Kilrush this Sunday in the Quarter Final of the Clare Senior Football Championship.  He simply cancelled his trip to Ireland and Doonbeg.  Good move Mr. Trump.  He is sorry now that his golf course is not in Cooraclare! 

 

                                                                         NOTICES

 

SAVE OUR POST OFFICE: A March to the Dáil regarding Post Office Closures will take place on Tuesday,

 

Sept 18th at 2pm starting from Trinity College.  The Moyvane/Knockanure Community 'Save Our Post Office Committee' will organise a bus to this important event.  Anyone interested in travelling to Dublin to Support our Community and Post Office please contact: Liam Speedy Nolan -  Phone: 087/6961668.

 

Email: speedy.pub@gmail.com or Michelle Dore - Phone 0874595695 by Sunday September 16th at 6pm.

 

SOCIAL GATHERING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS:  in connection with Positive Ageing Day will be held at Lixnaw Community Centre on Sunday 23rd Sept from 2.15 to 6pm.  The day will consist of workshops, food, dancing.  Adm free.  If interested contact Ita 068/49134 or Noreen 068/49238 by Monday the latest. 

 

Transport will be provided from the Church Car Park.  

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS:  last weekend’s Church Gate collection in Moyvane/Knockanure raised €746. 

 

Huge thanks to all who contributed and those who helped this wonderful cause. 

 

SENIOR BADMINTON:  resumes on Monday night Sept 17th at 8pm.  New members welcome. 

 

MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON: There will be a registration evening for juvenile badminton on Tuesday 18th Sept at 7pm in the Marian Hall.  Open to 2nd class upwards subject to availability. It is important to attend registration. Contact club secretary at 087/6761353 if anyone wants a registration form in advance. Cost is 50 euros for 1 child, 80 euros for 2 children and 95 euros for 3 children from same family. Looking forward to seeing you for another exciting season of Badminton!

 

WOMEN’S PENSIONS FOLLOW-UP MEETING: to be held Monday, 17th September in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. All are welcome.  Kerry TDs & County Councillors have also been extended an invitation. “BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO PLASTIC POLLUTION”: See, Judge, Act!” An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wednesday 19th September @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. Fáilte roimh chuile dhuine.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Talk on What Family Supports Are In Your Community from 12.302pm Tues 18th Sept.  Also, The DESSA Empowering Parents Programme supports parents to acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate on behalf of their children.  The Programme will show you new ways of thinking about your child's disability, which will help you to see new possibilities and ways of doing things. Annual Baby & Us Programme: All welcome - New Moms, Mums again, Dads, Partners and Grandparents and especially the babies.  16th October to 11th December 10.00am – 12.00pm. A weekly €3.00 contribution will be required. Contact Toni Clarke for a place on 068/23584.

 

WHO IS JESUS?

 

The question ‘WHO IS JESUS?’ is the underlying one behind the beautiful stories in the Gospel.  This weekend that question is asked explicitly.  As your P.P. now for over 38 months, I have to ask myself what kind of Jesus I have placed before you in that length of time.  Going back to the early Christian communities, the answer to this question was the fact that Jesus died, apparently a failure, abandoned by his close friends and companions, and perhaps even by God.  His subsequent delightful and loving presence among the group of Disciples that abandoned Him is described by a number of terms in the New Testament……….RESURRECTION, EXALTATION, GLORIFICATION.  So who is Jesus to you?  After life here and after death would you love to meet and stay with him forever?  Yes! I hear you say!  - great, then you know what you have to do – meet, greet and experience him in Vigil or Sunday Eucharist.  You are most welcome to come as you are and not as you would like to be and hear Jesus ask you softly and tenderly “who am I”  ?

 

       HOW CLEAN IS YOUR HEART?

 

Sin is not only outside us but also inside us.  It is the heart.  How can one describe and sum up the heart.  Darkness of heart is the blackest of all.  A heavy heart is most wearisome of all; a cold-hearted person is like a fireplace without a fire.  The heart is like a well-spring, all our thoughts, words and deeds flow from there like a hidden spring.  If the spring is polluted, polluted water flows out, but if the spring is pure and clean the water that flows will be clean and wholesome. “Blessed are the clean of heart, they shall see God”.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   16th       23rd September        

 

Sat.

 

15th                       Ellen McMahon, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Paud Guerin, Convent St. /

 

Sheila Stokes, Cahirdown /

 

Philomena O Connor, Market St.              6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

16th                       Dan Broderick, Bunagara              9.00am

 

                Benny Landy, Clieveragh Pk. /

 

Sha & Bernie O Reilly, Greenville               11.30am

 

Mon 17th                            Clementina Cattini, Ballyheigue & Tralee               10.30am

 

Tues 18th                            Geraldine Daly, Bridge Rd. /

 

Eileen Barry, Bunagara, 1st Anniversary /

 

John & Peg Conway, Ballygologue Rd. & Deceased Members of the Conway Family /

 

Private Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 19th                                                                            Mass of Thanksgiving /

 

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

 

Thurs 20th                                                           John Guiney, Charles St. Months Mind  10.30am

 

 Fri. 21st               John Corkery, Lixnaw, 1st Anniversary     10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

22nd                      James O Sullivan, Newcastlewest & Charles St. / Denis Dalton, Bridge Rd. /

 

Dan Joy, Killocrim /

 

Ned McGrath, Woodford             10.30am

 

                 Noreen Browne, Woodford /

 

Agnes, Maurice & Michael Scanlon & Deceased Family, Dirha & London /

 

Thomas O Connor, Skehenerin & Deceased Family Members /

 

Jacqueline Roche, Ballyhorgan  Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

23rd                       John & Frank Murphy, Billerough /

 

Anne Buckley, College Lawn & Kilkee      9.00am

 

                Joe & breeda Carey, Greenville                 11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 16th September       

 

Fr.  Denis O ‘Mahony, 0876807197  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Denis (Den) Donovan, Clieveragh Pk. / Jimmy & Mary Hickey, Knockaclare / Tom Fitzmaurice, Knockane / Peggy Bunyan, Convent Cross.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers:

 

                 Jim Lyons, Feale Drive.

 

                Tom James, died in England late of O’Connell’s Ave.

 

                Silvia O’Reilly Cannon, died in England late of Tanavalla.

 

and all who died recently and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

LECTIO DEVINA SCARED READING GROUP Resumes after 10.30am. Mass on Tuesday, for less than hour. All welcome.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH ADORATION GROUP will meet on Wednesday 19th Sept. at 11am. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION TEACHERS MEETING will take place on Thursday 20th Sept. at 1.15pm.

 

YOUTH GROUP WORKSHOP Saturday 22nd Sept. 2pm. to 5.30pm. all members are asked to attend. 

 

STUDENTS READERS FROM ALL POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS In the Parish are invited to join our Parish Student Readers Group. Forms available from Parish Office. Could Students who took from in May please return them immediately either drop them into Parish Office training will be  provided.

 

 

 

INVITATION  FOR  ALTAR  SERVERS

 

We invite any boy or girl from 4th, 5th or 6th Classes, from any of our local schools, to be a Server in the new rota beginning in October. Fr. Declan will make Application Forms available during the coming week and should a boy or girl be going to a school outside the Parish, application may be made through the Parish Office.  When you receive your Application Form, we ask both a parent and child to fill it in and bring it to a short meeting of the Parents and the Servers on Tuesday 2nd Oct. at 7.00 pm, in the Church, to inform all present of the Kerry Diocesan Safe Guarding Children Policy.  It is now Diocesan Policy to have this meeting and it will be finished by 7.30pm. 

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276) Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, What does God want me to do with my life? Wednesdays, starts  Sept.19th, 7.30pm-9.00pm. Boherbue/Kiskeam Annual Parish Retreat: Sat. 22nd Sept. 10am-6pm. Contact Philomena 02976116 or Agnes 02979245. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Dunne, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat, Sept 29th, 9.00am-6.00pm. www.emfgp.org to register or call 7125129.

 

Celebrate your Faith with viveos-Thomas Merton, Dietiech Bonhoeffer & others. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mondays 7.30-9.00pm starts 15th Oct. Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays 2.30-4.00pm starts 16th Oct.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING We will be hosting a coffee morning in Christys The Well on Thursday morning next 20th September from  10am to 12.30pm.  Please support this very worthy cause.

 

“ENABLE IRELAND KERRY SERVICES is holding its annual church gate collection in Listowel in Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September. All money raised will be used to support children and adults with disabilities living in Kerry. Your support is very much appreciated. If you are free to help collect at one of the masses please contact Sean at 066 712 8220”.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE What Family Supports Are In Your Community 12.30pm – 2.00pm Tuesday – 18th September. All welcome.

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15 pm to 6 pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and a Tea Dance!

 

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit.

 

Booking essential. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a presentation for all children who participated in the Summer Stars reading Challenge on Saturday September 22nd at 11.30 AM Sharp. Renowned Author Roisin Meaney will be there on the morning to Present all participants with Certificates and 'goody-bags'. She will also perform a story time session at 12.30 that is not to be missed!

 

Hope to see all who participated on the day for this very special celebration.

 

'MOVING ON' is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility please call Lisa 0877647446 or lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA OPEN DAY Saturday 29th September 10am-2pm. There will be guided school tours and an opportunity to meet with the teachers, school management and parent's council members on the day. There are also two workshops for parents; An internet safety talk delivered by Ger Brick and an RSE talk for parents of young teenagers delivered by Southwest Counselling. There will be many activities for pupils including a 5th and 6th class primary school quiz beginning at 12.30pm. Light refreshments will also be provided. For more information please see our website www.colaistenariochta.ie or call 06821023/0860260765.

 

AUTUMN NIGHT CLASSES, North Kerry College of Further Education, Upper Church Street, Listowel. Enrolment for our Autumn Night classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

 

Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 086 0289958 or email nightclasses@northkerrycollege.ie Tai Chi ,   Intermediate Computers, Sign Language, DIY Skills, Bicycle Maintenance, Millinery - Make your Own Felt Hat,  Make -up and Skin Care                          ,  Conversational Spanish,  Art History-The Italian Masters, Nutrition for Well Being, Fairies of Ancient Irish Civilisation,  Christmas Baking QQI Modules Level 5; Barbering, Healthcare Care of the Older  and Palliative Care, QQI Level 6 SNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       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.

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat             8th       7.30pm                Patrick Brosnan, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun           9th      10.00am               Kitty Murphy, Kilmorna (Anni) & her husband Jackie

 

MOYVANE:                                                                         11.00am               Nora & Mick Roche, Glin Road (Anni)

 

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

 

Wed      12th       7.30pm                Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the Galvin family

 

Thurs   13th    11.30am    Murhur N.S. – Start of year Mass (in the Church)

 

                                                                All welcome

 

Sat          15th       7.30pm                Special Intention - sick

 

Sun        16th      11.00am               Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Tuesday 11th to Sunday 16th Sept

 

                                                                Tues      11th        7.30pm                Mary O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        16th       10.00am               Parishioners

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Please note that there will be NO Adoration in either Church this coming week due to the Listowel Races.  Adoration resumes on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th at usual times.

 

DIOCESAN NEEDS COLLECTION: this collection has been deferred to the weekend of 22nd /23rd as the designated day would have clashed with other collections.  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated.

 

HOLY COMMUNION DATES FOR 2019:  Our two National Schools have informed us that Holy Communion dates for 2019 are as follows:

 

Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure – Sat May 11th at 11am.

 

Murhur N.S. Moyvane  – Sat May 25th at 11am.

 

We wish all involved God’s blessing in their preparation for

 

their First Confession and their First Holy Communion.  

 

                BE REALLY CAREFUL ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS!

 

I don’t know much about the teachings of ancient Greek philosophers – Aristotle, for example – but it is some comfort to know that I am not alone in this.  We ordinary mortals find we can get along quite nicely without burdening our brains with abstract ideas.  I was encouraged too, to read that Aristotle’s ideas were not always correct as a modern philosopher Betrand Russell showed when he wrote:

 

“Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men by the simple device of asking his wife Mrs Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.  He did not do so because he thought he knew.  Thinking that you know when, in fact, you don’t is a fatal mistake”.  Or as my old teacher once said, “Do you know what thought did? He didn’t, he only thought he did!”.

 

DECISIONS

 

Last year Tom was offered a job for double the salary of his present teaching position.  It was an attractive offer.  Yet, after talking it through with his family, he turned it down.  His wife explains their decision:  “Tom is a father figure at school.  Many children confide in him about their personal hassles.  We estimate he saves at least one teenager from suicide and one baby from being aborted each year.  Even if they pay him double the salary at a new job, it’s just not worth it”.  Think of a situation where you can easily take people for granted.  How can you change your behaviour in this regard?

 

  JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED BETWEEN TWO THIEVES

 

There is a lot anger and grief about clerical sexual abuse and cover-up in our Church.  Apologies have been almost universally sincere, and we all witnessed Pope Francis last weekend giving a heartfelt sorry and apology for the awful abuse, yet the awful hurt remains.  There is so much grief around the issue that words, even right ones, generally don’t hit their mark, akin to telling someone freshly grieving the death of a loved one that “she’s in a better place”.  The words are true, but the moments too raw for the words to be heard.  They only become effective later and that’s the situation now; we’re in a time of raw anger and dark grief.  Apologies while necessary are not being heard.  The moment is too raw.  What has happened in our Church in terms of sexual abuse by clergy and cover-up by the hierarchy is inexcusable, deeply sinful, has harmed thousands of lives irrevocably and needs urgent redress in terms of reaching out to victims and of prompting structural change in our Church to ensure that this will never happen again.  The Pope’s visit touched me deeply, despite the fact I could not attend in person, but watched RTÉ’s excellent coverage on television.  Through the whole experience, I found myself thinking of Jesus on the Cross.  Jesus was crucified between two thieves.  He was innocent, the two thieves weren’t, but he didn’t protest His innocence and those looking at the three crosses that day did not distinguish between who was innocent and who was guilty.  As a Priest I do not distance myself from those who have done wrong by saying:  “They’re guilty and I’m not!”  There are times when one does not protest one’s innocence.  Part of Jesus’ mission, to risk having His innocence mixed in with guilt and be perceived as sin so as to help carry darkness and sin for others.  Beyond our apologies, all of us, clergy and laity alike are invited to do something for the Church right now, namely, help carry this scandal as Jesus did.  Indignantly separating ourselves morally from this awful sin is not the way of Jesus and the Cross.  Let’s imitate our Blessed Lady at the foot of the Cross.  Mary’s inward voice is not of bitterness, anger or revenge rather it’s as follows:  “Today, I can’t stop this darkness, nobody can.  Sometimes darkness just has it’s hour.  But I can stop some of the sin and bitterness that’s in the moment by absorbing it and not giving back in kind”. Our response as followers of Jesus can’t continue to distance ourselves from the awful sin of abuse but rather a need to help absorb it.  We need to continue to pray and wait.

 

                               NOTICES

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION: Annual Church gate collection will take place on the 15th/16th September. 

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE:   in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Sat Sept 22nd from 10am – 4pm. The aim is to provide information and support to cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professional and staff / volunteers from cancer support services. Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more. Info Breda on 01/2310533, email bcuddihy@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.

 

     Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience.

 

     Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class.

 

     Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy.

 

Parents are invited to visit www.rainbowsireland.ie Start date: 19th September at 5.15pm. Info - Toni on 23584.

 

THIS YEAR LISTOWEL CELEBRATE THE 160TH

 

                          ANNIVERSARY OF THE RACES

 

It’s simply incredible and quite extraordinary that the Listowel Races celebrates its 160th Anniversary this year.  Its success and longevity is down to the fantastic support that is received from everyone but especially from all the Parishes in North Kerry, including our own.  From this Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th Parishioners will take days off to enjoy the Racing, the atmosphere and the ambience of a truly magnificent racing festival.  Listowel that wonderful town of hospitality, song and story and a great sense of fun richly deserves the benefits it will bring to the whole town.  We pray that the weather will be kind and for all who attend that they will enjoy themselves fully and that everything will go off safely.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   8th       16th September         

 

Sat.

 

8th         Mary Roche, Bedford, 1st Anniversary /

 

Hannah & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig /

 

Barthy O Driscoll, Tanavalla /

 

Nora Browne, Coolagown /

 

Michael Whelan, Market St. /

 

Tony O’Callaghan, Cahirdown     6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

9th                         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                John Ryan, Skehenerin /

 

Hannah, Patrick, Joseph & John Enright, Dromerin & Deceased Family Members               11.30am

 

Mon 10th                            Mona Ryan, Ballygologue Rd.     10.30am

 

Tues 11th                                            10.30am

 

Wed 12th                                                                            Hannah & Vera Buckley, Gortnaminch    10.30am

 

Thurs 13th                                                           Luke Slowey, Fermanagh & London, Bir. Rem. / Maura Tobin, Kenny Heights, 1st Anniversary & Cyril Tobin      10.30am

 

 Fri. 14th                                 10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

15th                       Patsy Stack, Gortcreen  10.30am

 

                Ellen McMahon, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Paud Guerin, Convent St. /

 

Sheila Stokes, Cahirdown             Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

16th                       Dan Broderick, Bunagara              9.00am

 

                Benny Landy, Clieveragh Pk. /

 

Sha & Bernie O Reilly, Greenville               11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 9th September       

 

Fr.  McNamara,  089-4044816  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers:

 

                 Denis Stack, Clieveragh.

 

                Patrick Buckley, Gortnaminch & Manchester.

 

                Anne Moloney nee Scully, Cherrytree Drive.

 

                Betty Hayes, UK, late of Listowel.

 

and all who died recently and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mick Lynch, Liosarda / Andrew Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave. / Eileen McGrath, Convent St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND: The September Diocesan Collection takes place this weekend throughout the Diocese after Holy Communion in  aid of Diocesan needs. Diocesan Needs covers a whole range of Diocesan events and needs throughout the year.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH ADORATION CHAPEL will be closed for the week of the Races.

 

STUDENTS READERS FROM ALL POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS In the Parish are invited to join our Parish Student Readers Group. Forms available from Parish Office. Could Students who took from in May please return them immediately either drop them into Parish Office training will be  provided.

 

SEASON OF CREATION Parish brochures are available at the back of the church introducing this year’s action focus in the diocese “Be part of the solution to plastic pollution: See, Judge, Act!” An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wednesday 19th September @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. Everyone welcome.

 

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PRAYER GOURP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 16th September, at 7.30am. contact Bernadette on 0876019474.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276) Annual Gathering for Diocesan Parish Contact People: Wed., Sept. 12th  7.30pm-9.30pm. Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course each Wednesday, beginging Sept.19th, 7.30pm-9.00pm. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat, Sept 29th, 9.00am-6.00pm. www.emfgp.org to register or call 7125129.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE HOURS DURING RACE WEEK Please note we will be opened only from 10am. To 1pm. this week Monday to Friday during the week of the Races. Normal Offices hour’s resumes on Monday 17th September.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LISTOWEL RACES ACCOMMODATION offices numbers 0877382083 and 0874355363.

 

OPEN ARMS KERRY WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT SUICIDE Vigil on Monday the 10th of September at 830pm. This is to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. It will be held at Pearse Park Tralee (between KDYS and Ash Memorial Hall) and All are welcome.

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING On Wednesday nest Sept. 12th a the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. from 10am to 2p. your support is appreciated.

 

LISTOWEL CHILDREN'S CHOIR This new choir under the aegis of Kerry School of Music begins rehearsals on Tuesday, September 18th in St. Patrick's Hall, Upper William St. under Lisselton Soprano Emma Tarrant B.Ed. Rehearsals continue weekly during school term from 6.15-7.15pm.  Call or message 0874103220 or 066-7125690 for further details.

 

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP IN RECOVERY you are invited to attend Thursday 20th September from 10am. to 4pm. in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. RSVP: Jackie Farrell at Jackie.farrell@hse.ie or 0162073030 Guest Speakers, 6 interactive workshops. Who is it for? People using the Mental Health Services, people experiencing mental health challenges, family members and friends supporting a loved one with metal health challenges, service providers and those interested in positive mental health and promoting recovery.

 

IRELANDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING FOR HOSPICE 20th September 2018 Host a coffee morning for your local hospice.

 

Gather your family, friends, neighbours or workmates to enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice and homecare service. Every Euro that you raise goes to the Hospice. Coffee, posters, money boxes etc., will be provided. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086/0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087/9197236 to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively  you can long on ohttps://hospicecoffeemorning.ie 

 

 

 

CEAD MILE FÁILTE

 

TO LISTOWEL RACE WEEK

 

 

 

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

 

                                                                                      Fr. Declan

 

 

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15 pm to 6 pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and a Tea Dance!

 

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit.

 

Booking essential. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       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.

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat             1st        7.30pm                John Stack, Upper Aughrim (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun           2nd    10.00am Patricia Danaher, Loughill (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (mother of Mary Danaher Kennelly, Knockaure)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                         11.00am               Parishioners

 

                                                                                                                                (*Bridie O’Carroll’s Mass is deferred to a later date)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September

 

Fri            7th         7.30pm                Stephen & Mary Roche, Glin Road & Bedford (Anni)

 

Sat          8th         7.30pm                Patrick Brosnan, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

Sun        9th        11.00am               Mick & Nora Roche, Glin Road (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 9th September

 

                                                                Sun         9th        10.00am               Kitty Murphy, Kilmorna (Anni) & her husband Jackie

 

Please note that on the days when there are no Masses listed during the week, on many such days I am either saying Masses in other Churches in the Pastoral area or having Masses in homes requested by families. 

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am – 5pm.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

Moyvane Adoration can revert back to its original times of 10am to 7pm on condition that we can get adorers to cover from 2pm to 7pm.  A minimum of two people are needed to cover each hour.  If you can commit yourself to one of the aforementioned hours please have a word with Eileen Collins as soon as possible.  If eight can’t be found the Adoration will remain from 10am to 2pm. 

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all masses this weekend 1st/2nd Sept for the Parish Priest’s dues (green envelope)

 

Those who are not in the envelope scheme can if they wish contribute to this second collection by placing an offering in the blue pouch.  Very many thanks for your continued generosity and support.  Thank you. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Tom & Pat Moore and families on the death of their mother Bridie, Glenalappa whose funeral was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Wednesday last.  Bridie left a deep legacy of love and inspiration to her family and her sudden death last Sunday has left the family in shock.  Be assured of our continual prayerful support. May Bridie who is now reunited with Ned and all in the Culhane family who have pre-deceased her enjoy the delights of God’s Kingdom.  May she Rest In Peace.

 

THE ROSARY:  will be recited at the Grotto to celebrate Our Lady's birthday on Saturday 8th September at 7:10pm (before mass).  We will pray the Rosary as a special intention for vocations.  All welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276):

 

Ballyheigue Pattern Day: Sat., Sept. 8th Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre, 1.00pm-4.00pm.

 

Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wed., Sept. 12th  7.30pm-9.30pm.

 

Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic: What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course, Wednesdays - beginning Sept. 19th.

 

Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Sat, Sept 29th, 9.00am-6.00pm. www.emfgp.org to register or call 7125129.

 

SEASON OF CREATION: “Be part of the solution to plastic pollution: See, Judge, Act!” An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wednesday 19th September @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. Everyone welcome.

 

 KERRY MINORS:  Good luck to them on their quest for five in a row.  Ciarraí Abú!!  

 

         HOW IS YOUR HEART TOWARDS GOD AND YOUR PARISHIONERS

 

Jesus was accused by high-ranking delegation from Jerusalem of being a sinner because He did not keep the rules.  From the outset it was very clear that on religion Jesus and the Scribes spoke different languages.  There was no beating about the bush with Jesus.  It was of hypocrites like you that the old Prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “this people only honours me with their lips but their hearts are far from me”.  That’s an excellent description of a hypocrite.  It meant originally an actor on stage. It came to mean someone who was acting all the time, someone who goes through the external motions and puts on a good show but feels nothing inside.  If one’s religion is just keeping rules and making sure that everyone sees them going to Mass and Communion is bound to finish up as a hypocrite.  That person is making the basic mistake of thinking that they are a good person because they obey the rules and do all the bits and pieces, no matter what they are feeling inwardly.  Being a Saint abroad and a devil at home we may never miss a Sunday Mass or even Communion – on the outside all looks fine; but inside maybe a cauldron of hate.  There is no greater danger than identifying religion with outward observance.  The fundamental question ”how is your heart towards God and your parishioner?”  Because if there is bitterness, bearing grudges, being too proud to say sorry and all the rest, then not all the outward attendance at Church in the world will make you anything other than a hypocrite. 

 

POST OFFICE

 

USE IT DON’T LOSE IT! As most of you know by now Moyvane Post Office is due to close.  Members of the Moyvane/Knockanure community have formed a committee to try to prevent this from happening.  A submission is being made to An Post to get this decision reversed.  It is vitally important that the whole community support the Post Office in this very difficult time as failure to do so would make the reversal of this decision virtually impossible.  A petition will be available at all Masses next weekend 8th/9th September.  Please Support. 

 

                                                                            NOTICES

 

CHIROPODIST:  in the Marian Hall on Friday 7th September at 10am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe on Monday Sept 3rd at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 6th Sept at 9pm.   Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  All welcome. Ann Flavin 086/3090948. 

 

Active Retirement Day on Monday 10th September.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  Please contact the Centre on 49799 if attending.  All welcome.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION:  Annual Church Gate collection on next weekend September 8th /9th.  All proceeds will help provide services for people with an intellectual disability.  ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP:  monthly meeting takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday September 11th at 12.30pm. All welcome.

 

POPE FRANCIS WITH US

 

We had some parishioners at the WMOF last week in Dublin.  I journeyed with the visit on RTÉ 1 television. Excellent coverage and RTÉ did the occasion justice.  I was touched and challenged by his uplifting visit.  I will explain more in next week’s newsletter. 

 

Shane Hanrahan, the Hill, was present in Dublin and he writes as follows:

 

 “It was a truly and memorable experience to have attended the World Meeting of Families Congress in the RDS Dublin last week and to have attended my first ever Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday last. To hear Pope Francis Celebrate, Preach and give his blessing at the Mass was so enlivening and inspirational”.

 

Mary Donovan, Glin Road, was also present and writes:

 

“Being a Volunteer at the World Meeting of Families 2018 was indeed a great joy. The people I encountered in the RDS, Croke Park and the Phoenix Park revealed the spirit of kindness, patience and tolerance which is latent in so many. From grandparents, parents, young adults, teenagers, and children flowed a stream of goodwill which culminated each afternoon (Wed, Thurs, Fri) in the celebration of Mass at 4.30 p.m. in the show jumping arena. The people who attended the Croke Park concert exuded serenity, joy and great humour as we shared the gifts and talents of the participants from around the world in the company of Pope Francis. People walked so patiently with elderly parents and young children in the rain to the Papal Mass. Joy radiated from the depths of the souls of people from Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain and Africa. Unfortunately, this joy may have been suppressed by the media in Ireland, but was unashamedly released with new found confidence by people seeking and searching for Truth, Beauty and Kindness. A people who try to lead on a daily basis lives of faith guided by Jesus and the Word of God”.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel News.

 

                                 

 

Sat.

 

1st          Brendan & Kathleen Daly, William St. /

 

James Lyons, Bedford /

 

Johnny Walsh, Listowel & Cork  6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

2nd                        Mass for fine weather for the Races,

 

requested by Race Company /

 

Maurice & Eileen O Sullivan, Charles St &  USA    9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

Mon 3rd                               Michael & Mary O Keeffe, Moyessa        10.30am

 

Tues 4th                               Dan Foley, Meen /

 

Leo Sheehy, Church St. & London, Burial of Ashes, St. Michael’s Cemetery           10.30am

 

Wed 5th                                                                               Liam Taylor, Athea & Bermingham, Bir. Rem.       10.30am

 

Thurs 6th                                                             Catherine Barry, Dirha Cottages 10.30am

 

 Fri. 7th                                   10.30am

 

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

 

 Sat.

 

8th                         Ned Stack, Cahirdown /

 

John O Keeffe Greenville /

 

Jimmy Joy, Ballygologue Pk.        10.30am

 

                Mary Roche, Bedford, 1st Anniversary /

 

Hannah & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig /

 

Barthy O Driscoll, Tanavalla / Nora Browne, Coolagown / Tony O Callaghan, Cahirdown /

 

Michael Whelan, Market St.        Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

9th                         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                John Ryan, Skehenerin / Hannah & Patrick Enright & Dec. Family, Dromerin          11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 2nd September       

 

Fr.  Brick,  0879473317  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATH Margaret (Peggy) Daylo nee Lyons, San Diego, California, late of Tanavalla.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mick Lynch, Liosarda / Andrew Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND: The September Diocesan Collection takes place this weekend throughout the Diocese after Holy Communion in aid of Diocesan needs covers a whole range of Diocesan events and needs throughout the year.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

AUTUMN STATION DUES: that supports your priests  takes place throughout the month of September. This is the Yellow  colored envelope in your envelope box and there are some loose ones at the back of church should you not be using the envelope system. Any offering is much appreciated.  You can drop your offering onto the Offertory Plate or drop into the Parish Office or Sacristy at anytime throughout the month of September. Míle Buíochas.

 

SPECIAL THANKS: To all who travelled t for the Papal visit last weekend, whether it was Dublin or Knock.  Despite the rain on Sunday morning and all the hardships it was a momentous occasion for all. Well done to all who involved  with a special thanks to Denise in the Parish Office and  Fitzpatrick’s Transport for their help. Many Thanks

 

SEASON OF CREATION begins this Saturday 1st  Parish brochures are available at the back of the church introducing this year’s action focus in the diocese  “Be part of the solution to plastic pollution: See, Judge, Act!” An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wed. 19th Sept. @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. Everyone welcome.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his calls to the Sick & Housebound this week on Tuesday The Parish Office will make contact but should anyone new wish a visit, please ring the Office and he will be happy to call.  CONFESSIONS: on Thursday morning after mass and again on Saturday morning next.

 

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

 

8TH SEPTEMBER OUR LADY’S BIRTHDAY The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at our Lady’s Altar from 11am. to 1pm.

 

ANNUAL PATTERN DAY  MASS Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate the annual Pattern Day  Mass at Our Lady’s Well and  Grotto in Ballyheigue on Saturday  8th September at 11.00am . Please come and join us on this historical day in our Parish as we celebrate Our Lady’s birthday . You are all most welcome.

 

STUDENTS READERS FROM ALL POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS In the Parish are invited to join our Parish Student Readers Group. Forms available from Parish Office. Could Students who took from in May please return them immediately either drop them into Parish Office training will be  provided.

 

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PRAYER GOURP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 16th September, at 7.30am. contact Bernadette on 0876019474.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276) Ballyheigue Pattern Day: Sat., Sept. 8th Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre, 1pm - 4pm. Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wed., Sept. 12th  7.30pm-9.30pm. Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic: What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course, Wednesdays - beginning Sept. 19th. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Sat, Sept 29th, 9.00am-6.00pm. www.emfgp.org to register or call 7125129.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

KERRY EMIGRANTS SUPPORT would like to sincerely thank the mass goers of St. Marys Church  Listowel for their very generous contribution of €1435.62 to our Church gate collection of 25th and 26th of Aug, ’18.We would also like to thank most sincerely our gallant band of collectors. May God reward you all” .

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT Meetings resumes on 4th September in St. Patrick’s Hall at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting  takes place at Listowel  Family Resource Centre on Tuesday September 11th at 12.30pm. All welcome.

 

LOCAL LINK KERRY ARE CURRENTLY PILOTING AN EVENING BUS SERVICE INTO LISTOWEL ON FRIDAY NIGHTS,  This service is available to all who wish to use it. Route 1 - Depart 20.00    Return 23.10 Derry - Door's Cross – Clounmacon  - Guiney’s Cross Rd - Coolaclarig - Bedford - Clieveragh to Listowel Route 2 - Depart 20.45    Return 24.05 Curraghatoosane - Derra - Shrone West -Inch East - Inch West- Drommurin - Ennismore - Killocrim to Listowel Door to door collection where possible.  Services are available to all.  €5 return   Free Travel Pass accepted  To register  for further information please contact Local Link Kerry on 066 71 47002.

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

ANAM CARA KERRY  that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 11th September at 7:30pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. info@anamcara.ie beforeMonday 10th September or call 085 2888 888.

 

IRELANDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING FOR HOSPICE 20th September 2018 Host a coffee morning for your local hospice.

 

Gather your family, friends, neighbours or workmates to enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice and homecare service. Every Euro that you raise goes to the Hospice. Coffee,  posters, money boxes etc., will be provided. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086/0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087/9197236 to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively  you can long on ohttps://hospicecoffeemorning.ie 

 

                     

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           25th     7.30pm John Grinsell, Clounprohus (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun      26th    10.00am    Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Vincent Walsh, Aughrim & Ballylongford (1st Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 27th August to Sunday 2nd Sept

 

Mon      27th   7.30pm     Fr. John O’Flaherty, Murhur (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the O’Flaherty family

 

Wed 29th   7.30pm          Liam Lynch, Leitrim Middle (Anni), deceased of the     

 

                                                            Lynch & Byrne Families & Special Intention

 

Sat           1st          7.30pm                John Stack, Upper Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun         2nd       11.00am               Bridie O’Carroll, Manchester (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll, New Houses)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 2nd September

 

                                                                Sun        2nd        10.00am               Patricia Danaher, Loughill (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                                                (mother of Mary Danaher Kennelly, Knockanure)

 

                                 

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS: Offertory €1,581.90; Shrines Moyvane €228.20. Dues €6.50.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses next weekend 1st/2nd Sept for the Parish Priest’s Dues (green envelope) Those who are not in the envelope scheme can if they wish contribute to this second collection by placing an offering in the blue pouch.  Very many thanks for your continued generosity and support.  Thank you.   PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mary and Nick Kennelly and family, Knockanure on the death of Mary’s mother Patricia Danaher,  Loughill whose funeral took place in Loughill Church last Tuesday.   Patricia was a regular attender at Mass and Eucharistic Adoration here in our Parish and has left a lovely legacy of memories and blessings to her family.  May Patricia enjoy the delights and wonderment of seeing God face to face.  Mass for the happy repose of her soul will be celebrated in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Sunday 2nd Sept. 

 

May Patricia Rest In Peace.   Our prayerful to support to her family and friends at this time.

 

GREAT START:  By the time you read this the World Meeting of Families gathering will be in full swing.  I was in Killarney for the Mass heralding the opening of the World Meeting of Families on Tuesday.  I was thrilled and delighted that the Cathedral was packed.  I did not vest but remained in the congregation, as there were over 40 Priests on the Altar.    It was a beautiful liturgy and the recently formed Diocesan Choir under the directorship of Thomás Kenny (approximately 80 from across the Diocese) and the hand and imprint of Sr. Aileen Murphy was very much evident in a meaningful and uplifting celebration.  Our prayers are with all who are attending, including some of our Parishioners.  May Sunday’s Papal Mass be a great celebration.  Our prayers and good wishes to Pope Francis and may God’s Holy Spirit guide him.  

 

CARE OF CREATION:  Saturday 1st September is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Diocesan JPIC committee will lead an ecumenical prayer service @ 11am in Tralee Town Park. There will also be a multifaith service in Killarney @ 10.30am in St. Mary’s of the Sloes led by Rev Simon Lumby.

 

WOMEN’S PENSIONS MEETING: to be held Wednesday, 29th August in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. All are welcome. This is an action meeting for Pension Equality. We urge all women to attend.

 

                                                                   SERMONS

 

Have you heard the story about the two ladies who were discussing the sermons given by Priests in their

 

Pastoral area.  “Well, I like Fr. ………….best”, said the first lady.  He says “Finally and finishes”, but Fr…………

 

“Lastly and lasted……”

 

                                                      POPE FRANCIS IN IRELAND

 

SATURDAY:  RTÉ 1 Television at 10am - Live coverage of Pope Francis’ arrival in Dublin Airport

 

     TV       and his visits to Arás an Uachtarán and Dublin Castle.  Presented by Bryan Dobson,

 

                 Sharon Ní Bheolain and Áine Lawlor (also EWTN)

 

   RADIO                If you are unable to get to a television, RTÉ Radio One at 10am will have a             Programme entitled ‘Leap of Faith’ -  Pope Visit Special.  Setting the scene as Pope   Francis visits Ireland.  Join Michael Comyn for an hour-long programme.

 

       TV    RTÉ 1 at 2.25pm – Live coverage from Dublin City Centre of Pope Francis’ visit to

 

                 St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral and to Bro Kevin’s Capuchin Centre.  Presented by       Miriam O’Callaghan and Bryan Dobson.

 

     TV      FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES – RTÉ 2 at 5.45pm.  Mary Kennedy is joined in Croke

 

  Park by guests including Nora Casey (who has done trogon work in preparation for    Pope Francis’ visit).  It promises to be a spectacular Catholic celebration of all    things family, in the presence of Pope Francis – with commentary by Marty   Whelan.  Performances include Andrea Bocelli, Daniel O’Donnell and Nathan   Carter (Live also on EWTN) with repeat on Sunday 2.30am & 5am.

 

   SUNDAY             RTÉ 1 at 9am - Live Coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to Knock, Co. Mayo. Presented      TV                 by Eileen Dunne and Catriona Perry.

 

 RTÉ 1 at 2pm - Live coverage of Papal Mass in Phoenix Park.  Presented by Bryan

 

 Dobson, Fr. Dermot McCarthy and Áine Lawlor (Live also on EWTN)

 

 Songs of Praise BBC1 at 3.30pm – Claire McColum joins the celebrations for the  visit of Pope Francis.  Meeting up with the 100 strong group travelling from the   Archdiocese of Brimingham.

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL:  Due to the upgrading of the electrical system, The Moyvane

 

Community Sports Hall is currently unavailable to patrons. While the major source of funding for this project is the Rural Development Leader Programme 2014 - 2020 any contribution to the expenses would be much appreciated. We hope to have the work completed in early September.  The AGM will be held on Wednesday Sept 5th, at 8pm in the hall. All welcome. 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  The village wood walk is currently being tarmacked which means the walk will be closed for approximately one week.  We would ask that all would cooperate in staying away from this walk to give the workers an opportunity to tar it.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

TARBERT MACRA MEETING:  Monday 27th August 8:30pm in Swanky Bar. New members welcome. We would love to see Tarbert Macra going from strength to strength this year so a good turnout would be a great start. 

 

LIMERICK ABÚ:  After 45 years waiting mighty Limerick, our neighbours, have brought the Liam McCarthy cup home.  The very same Liam McCarthy who was at our BBQ on that delightful summer’s day is just across the field from us now.  So well done to Limerick and to Parishioners who have Limerick connections, your mighty victory gave a huge lift to the whole nation.  A great win.  Well done.  We can’t wait for the 2019 Munster

 

Championship.  Clare’s Peter Duggan scored 3-76 (85 points) in the Championship, while Galway’s mighty Joe Canning scored 1-10 on All Ireland Final Sunday, bringing his Championship total to 2-78 (84 points).  In spite of having played one more game than Peter Duggan, Peter shaded it by a point by being the top scorer in the

 

Championship.  Goal of the Championship was from Shane O’Donnell.  Game of the Championship - Clare v Galway (1st game).  Just in case you think I issued these awards, they were issued by the panellists on the Sunday Game and they also voted the moment of the Championship was Peter Duggan’s delightful point against Galway.  

 

Well done to all teams for making the hurling Championship of 2018 the most memorable ever.  

 

JAMES FOGARTY’S RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE:  As we are all aware, James Fogarty, Listowel Road, cycles the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle for various charities.  This year it was for St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort.  This excellent facility is a home from home for all who use it and will benefit tremendously from the amount collected €14,780.  James wishes to thank the following:  All the businesses in the area and beyond who took sponsorship cards, those who had cake sales or who contributed in any way.  In particular, James wishes to thank Eilish Perryman from Listowel who collected a massive €11,300 on his behalf for the St. Mary of the

 

Angels.  It is so vital that St. Mary of the Angels continues to be the excellent place it is to all who use it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel Church News

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   26th     2nd  August       

 

Sat.

 

25th                       Gerard & Kathleen O Driscoll, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda /

 

Deceased members of Tim Neligan, Clieveragh, Fitzgerald, Convent Cross & Shaw, Co. Derry & New York Families /

 

Deceased Members of the Duggan Families /

 

Deceased Members of the Lyons Families            6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

26th                       Deceased Members of the Enright Family Ballahadigue & Tom Kennelly, Coilbee /

 

Dora Buckley, Birthday Rem. & Larry Buckley, Tanavalla 9.00am

 

                James & Margaret Scanlon, Clieveragh  /

 

Brother Patrick Power, Lincroft, New Jersey & Anne Griffin Kennedy Seattle, Washington & Diarmuid Sugrue, Dublin                11.30am

 

Mon 27th                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 28th                                            10.30am

 

Wed 29th                                                                            Michael & Catherine O Connor, Johnny Nolan, Mossie & Peggy Hickey & Deceased Family Members, Craughatoosane   10.30am

 

Thurs 30th                                                                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 31st               Paud Keane & Anne Keane Nee Brennan,

 

England & Dromerin, both Burial of Ashes afterwards Gale Cemetery, Ballybunion Rd.      10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

1st                          Joe Somers, Bundoran, Donegal  late of Billeragh, Finuge, Months Mind, Burial of Ashes, Kilsinan  Cemetery, Tralee Rd.     10.30am

 

                Brendan & Kathleen Daly, William St. /

 

James Lyons, Bedford    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

2nd                        Mass for fine weather for the Races,

 

requested by Race Company      9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 26th August      

 

Fr.  Declan O Connor,  087-0908949  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers:

 

                 John Guiney, Charles Street & Arus Mhuire

 

and all who died recently and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mary O Keeffe, Moyessa / Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda / Eileen Bunyan, Convent Cross

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  We warmly welcome our Holy Father Pope Francis who is in Ireland this weekend for the WMOF2018.  It is a very special weekend for our country and all Catholics in the world as over 45,000 gather to celebrate WMOF2018. This is an International gathering, which takes place once every three years somewhere in the world and this year it is in Dublin.  11,000 people have travelled from 116 countries. It has been focusing on family life and faith.  The Conference began on Wednesday last in the RDS, Dublin. Festival of Families  on this Saturday evening in Croke Park and  concluding  with Pope Francis visiting Knock  this Sunday morning and concluding  with the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park in the afternoon. We wish all travelling from our Parish every grace and bless. Tune into all the events on RTE television and Radio. Please pray for its success of the event as we pray for all of our families.

 

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND FOR  DIOCESAN NEEDS:  Our September Diocesan Collection is taking place next weekend, Saturday, 1st  Sept. & Sunday 2nd which  funds  various Diocesan Needs and Committees.

 

AUTUMN DUES / OFFERINGS: are due in September.  This is one of the four collections in any one year, along with Christmas, Spring  and November offerings that support your own priests and  priests of the Diocese. It is the yellow envelope in your Parish Envelope Box or you may use the loose envelope at the back of the church this weekend.  Any offer is much appreciated  and may drop into the Parish Office or drop into offertory place at any time throughout the month. Thanks.

 

BOOKING OF MASSES FOR 2019: Please note that Denise in the Parish Office will have her  Diary  2019 for the Booking of masses  during the calendar year of 2019 opened as from the first week in October, 2018.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION Saturday 1st September the Diocesan JPIC committee will lead an ecumenical prayer service @ 11am in Tralee Town Park. There will also be a multifaith service in Killarney @ 10.30am in St. Mary’s of the Sloes led by Rev Simon Lumby.

 

ANNUAL PATTERN DAY  MASS Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate the annual Pattern Day  Mass at Our Lady’s Well and  Grotto in Ballyheigue on Saturday  8th September at 11.00am . Please come and join us on this historical day in our Parish as we celebrate Our Lady’s birthday . You are all most welcome.

 

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL: We wish all our parishioners returning to school this week every blessing in the year ahead.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

PRESENTATION PRIMARY GIRLS SCHOOL Opening Tuesday 28th August for all pupils.

 

BLOOD DONATION CLINIC will take place in the Listowel Arms Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th from 5pm. to 8pm. 3000 units of blood are every week. 1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life.

 

LOCAL LINK KERRY ARE CURRENTLY PILOTING AN EVENING BUS SERVICE INTO LISTOWEL ON FRIDAY NIGHTS,  This service is available to all who wish to use it. Route 1 - Depart 20.00    Return 23.10 Derry - Door's Cross – Clonmacon  - Guineys Cross Rd - Coolaclarog - Bedford - Cliveragh to Listowel Route 2 - Depart 20.45    Return 24.05 Curraghatoosane - Derra - Shrone West -Inch East - Inch West- Drommurin - Ennismore - Killacrim to Listowel Door to door collection where possible.  Services are available to all.  €5 return   Free Travel Pass accepted  To register  for further information please contact Local Link Kerry on 066 71 47002

 

BRINGING BACK THE SHOWBANDS CONCERT returns to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thursday next 30th Aug. Appearing on the night will be Paddy Cole, Linda Martin, Ronan Collins, Shaun O'Dowd, The Conquerors, and Keith & Lorraine  A donation from each ticket will go toward the Kerry/Cork Health Link bus. Tickets are available from the following numbers. 087-2273755 or 087-2684540. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.30 start.

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

TARBERT MACRA meeting Monday 27th August 8:30pm in Swanky Bar. Come along to kick off the new Macra year and hear about upcoming events. New members welcome...bring a friend! We would love to see Tarbert Macra going from strength to strength this year so a good turnout would be a great start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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. 

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           18th     7.30pm Seán & Stasia Neligan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun      19th    10.00am    Holy Souls

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa (1st Anni)

 

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

 

Mon      20th  12 noon     Funeral Mass for Bríd Flavin, Cuss 

 

                                                                (burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel) Sat           25th   7.30pm     John Grinsell, Clounprohus (Anni)

 

 Sun       26th  11.00am    Vincent Walsh, Aughrim & Ballylongford (1st Anni)

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th August

 

 Wed 22nd   7.30pm        Nora Moore, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

 Sun       26th  10.00am    Parishioners

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the family of Pats Carmody, Meen, Listowel, those living in Listowel and those living here in the Parish.    To the family of Bríd Flavin, Cuss whose funeral arrangements are as follows: 

 

Reposing at Lyons, Derry, Listowel this Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm with removal to Moyvane Church. 

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 12noon with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery,

 

Listowel.   May she Rest In Peace.  The death has occurred in Manchester of Bridie O’Carroll, wife of Con

 

O’Carroll and a sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll, New Houses, Moyvane.  Bridie’s funeral will take place in Manchester next Friday.   Our prayerful support and sympathy to the aforementioned families.  May Pats and Bríd and Bridie enjoy new blessings in the presence of our loving Saviour Jesus Christ.  Rest in His loving care.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:

 

Opening Mass takes place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Tuesday 21st August @6.15pm. Bishop Ray will preside and the newly formed Diocesan choir will lead the music ministry. Céad míle fáilte roimh chuile dhuine.  The World Meeting of Families begins on Wednesday and continues for five days.  From our Diocese 236 people have signed up as volunteers and 130 from Choirs across the Diocese will be joining the Choir for the Papal

 

Mass.  Bishop Ray urges all of us to join in participation in the WMOF 2018 and in the visit of Pope Francis. Please do so whether you travel to Dublin or Knock or remain at home. Thanks to RTE, (both T.V. and Radio) and to all the social media outlets you can join in from your own home. Look up the programme schedule well in advance. Watch it with other family members.  Our prayerful good wishes to all involved.

 

SO DISAPPOINTING:  Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Séan O’Malley, OFM CAP, Major Panel Moderator –

 

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.  The Irish Catholic tells us this week the following about Cardinal O’Malley: “He is a popular and praised figure in the Church, commended for his role in addressing historical clerical abuse in the Boston area.  He has indicated a zero-tolerance policy against sexual abuse and in 2013 announced a pontifically approved commission, the pontifical commission for the protection of minors, whose purpose is to prevent clerical sex abuse and help victims”.  I find it extremely disappointing and sad that one week before the World Meeting of Families, where Archbishop O’Malley was to give a talk on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, that he has decided not to attend due to difficulties in a local Seminary in Boston.  We all desperately needed to hear him speak on this subject, which is still causing so much hurt, not only in Ireland but right across the world.  

 

 

 

                                                        NO TIME FOR MOURNING

 

Our modern day world doesn’t give us easy permission to mourn.  It’s underlying message is that we move on quickly from loss and hurt, keep our grief quiet, remain strong always and get on with life.  But mourning is something that’s vital to our health, something we owe to ourselves.  Without mourning our only choice is to grow hard and bitter in the face of disappointment, rejection and loss.  We have many things to mourn in life:  we are forever losing people and things.  Loved ones die, relationships die, friends move away, a marriage falls apart, a love we want but can’t have obsesses us, a dream ends in disappointment, our children grow away from us, jobs are lost, and so too one day our youth and our health.  How do we mourn so that our mourning is not an unhealthy self-indulgence but a process that restores us to health and joyfulness.  There’s no simple formula and the formula is different for everyone. We cannot simply will our emotions back to health.  They need to heal and healing takes time.                         

 

                                                                           ANGRY

 

 For starters in many instances there is the need to give ourselves permission to be angry, to rage for a time, to allow ourselves to feel the disappointment, loss, unfairness and anger.  Loss can be bitter and that bitterness needs to be accepted with honesty but also with courage and discipline to not let it have us lash out at others.  We must acknowledge that we need help.  All pain can be borne if it can be shared and so we need people to listen to us and share our pain without trying to fix it.  Pride is our enemy here.  We need the humility to entrust others to see our wounds.  The late Fr. Henri Nouwen was  a great Priest and a fantastic writer.  He was very familiar with mourning and loss.  An over-sensitive soul, he sometimes suffered depression and obsessions that left him emotionally paralysed and seeking professional help.  On one such occasion while working through a major depression, he wrote that lovely insightful book, ‘The Inner Voice of Love’.   

 

WORKING THROUGH DEPRESSION

 

There he gives us this advice:  “The great challenge is living your wounds through instead of thinking them through it is better to cry than to worry, better to feel your wounds deeply than to understand them, better to let them enter into your silence than to talk about them.  The choice you face constantly is whether you are taking your hurts to your head or to your heart.  In your head you can analyse them, find their causes and consequences and coin words to speak and write about.  But no final healing is likely to come from that source.  You need to let your wounds go down into your heart then you can live them through and discover that they will destroy you”.  Your heart is greater than your wounds.   Life is greater than death.  God’s love and goodness is greater than all loss.  Mourning our losses correctly draws us closer to Jesus and will assure us of new life after our death.

 

THANK YOU:  I was delighted and touched with the wonderful attendance at the Holy Day Masses on 14th/15th in honour of Our Blessed Lady.  Last weekend I invited you to make the Holy Day special.  You responded so generously.  Thank you so very much.  Your offertory collection amounted to €705.15.  Excellent!  Our Lady bless our homes and families.  P.S.  All Novena Ceremonies from Knock Shrine can be viewed on www.knockshrine.ie 

 

LEAVING CERT RESULTS:  Warm congratulations and blessings on all who received their leaving cert results on August 15th.  We are proud of all of you.  Very well done.  May God’s generous hand guide all of you as you start the next stage of your education journey.  Well done to all your teachers and families who have brought you so generously to this stage of life’s journey.  You all have loads of choices.  Choose well and may God’s Holy Spirit guide, encourage and direct you.   

 

YOUNG FOOTBALL STARS:  The past week has been simply incredible for our young footballers in the Parish.  Our u13’s and u16’s achieved mighty results.  There is a great source of joy and wonderful expectancy that these young and gifted footballers will bring delightful joy to our Parish in future years and please God we will have players to wear the Kerry jersey with pride.  The results are as follows:  u13’s Moyvane 3-14; Emmets Listowel 2-07.  U16’s Moyvane 0-17; Annascaul/Lispole 1-7.  Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all involved with the U13’s and u16’s for placing Moyvane GAA at the top of the table in under age football. Moyvane Abú!!

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY: Sunday 23rd Sept at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and Dancing!! 

 

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Ard Churam. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086/8 8696341. SEASON OF CREATION:  Sept 1st to Oct 4th.  Right across the world and here in our own Diocese, we will be celebrating and honouring the Season of Creation for the next five weeks.   The theme in our Diocese is  ‘Be part of the solution to plastic pollution’.  Information leaflets at the back of the Church.  

 

 

 

 

 

                       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. 

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           11th     7.30pm Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun      12th    10.00am    Parishioners (Home & Away)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation

 

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

 

Mon      13th        7.30pm                Mossie O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

Tues 14th             7.30pm                Vigil – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ciss Dore, New Houses (Months Mind) Wed  15th            11.00am              Holy Day of Obligation - Parishioners

 

Sat          18th        7.30pm                Seán & Stasia Neligan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Sun        19th       11.00am               Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa (1st Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th August

 

Wed 15th             7.30pm                Feast Day – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

                                                                Special Intention – thanksgiving (please note time) Sun                 19th       10.00am                 Holy Souls

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses this weekend for the Pastoral & Retreat Centres.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Paddy O’Connor & Family, Kilbaha on the death of his mother Nell O’Connor, Lodge Cross, Causeway.  Nell was in her 101st year and has left wonderful memories and blessings to her family and to all who were privileged to know her.  May she Rest In Peace. 

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: next Monday night August 13th in the Marian Hall at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend.  The Committee would like to thank Fr. Kevin McNamara, Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Fr. Dan Aherne for concelebrating the three Masses.  The Committee would also like to thank the following for providing car parking – Leo Finucane, Tom Moore, Seamus Clancy, Michael Brosnan, Aiden Stack.  The Committee would also like to thank the Altar Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, the Choir and the general public for their very generous contribution for the gate collection.  

 

O’SHEA’S OF KERRY COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Grandparents Pilgrimage Sunday 9th September.

 

Coach Departs from Listowel at 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale 8.15am (The Church)  066-7180123. HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:  Joe Walsh Tours are running two pilgrimages to the Holy Land.  The first one is from 20th – 28th October and the second one is 28th October – 5th November.  info@joewalshtours.ie  KNOCK NOVENA:  commences this Tuesday 14th August to Wednesday 22nd August.  Details of speakers are available on the pamphlets at the back of the Church.  

 

ALTAR SOCIETY:  A very special word of thanks to all those in the Altar Society who look after the flower arranging in Moyvane Church.  They cover all seasons and celebrations in our Church and indeed they excelled for our recent Ordination and First Mass of Fr. Seán Jones.  This is a voluntary group and we are grateful to our dedicated group of parishioners who give their time and talents to this society.   Olive Keane, Eileen Roche, Anne O’Flaherty, Marie Walsh, Mary Kearney, Ita O’Connell, Sharon Quinn, Marie Stack, Catherine Carmody and Madge Groarke.   In Knockanure Church the flower arranging is done excellently by Margaret Carmody.  If any parishioners wish to get involved in this Ministry see Eileen Collins in Moyvane Church and Margaret Carmody for Knockanure Church.  

 

        LETTERS HOME

 

Dear Joan,

 

I got your letter today.  It’s good to see that you’re enjoying your holiday after all the pressure of the exams.  I was interested in what you were saying about giving up on God after the way some of the exams turned our despite all your prayers!  It brought a smile to my face, as I remembered your Mum saying the same thing to me not so many years ago.  You see, Joan, it’s not only God, but parents too, that have to say “No” sometimes.  Still I think your Mum stuck with your Grandad and me even if she grumbled.  We’d give her anything you know, but there are limits.  Do you remember all the prayers you said for me in National School years ago, when I was very sick?  All those cards!  You know Joan, sometimes we can make our faith into an all or nothing thing.  We can even try and pull God down to the size of our needs, praying for health, wealth, love, success – whatever.  It doesn’t seem to work that way, Joan, not with God at least. I used to get mad with God myself when he wasn’t answering my prayers.  Now, I look on Him more as a friend, somebody very close to me beside me.  I just sit quietly sometimes and feel very much in God’s presence. Maybe in a funny way like the way your mother enjoyed being with us, even when we said “NO”.  Blessings, good wishes and our loving prayers Joan as you set out on the next stage of your education journey.  

 

          Your loving Gran, Mary.

 

ENJOYING THE HOLIDAYS WITH LOVE

 

An eminent baby specialist had a standard treatment for frail, newborn babies who failed to gain weight. 

 

When he came to the baby’s cot during his rounds in the hospital, he invariably scrawled the following direction to the nurse in attendance.  “THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY TO BE LOVED EVERY THREE HOURS”.  A wise and kind Doctor indeed to recommend such medicine!  Still in holiday time all can play our part in loving, encouraging and helping each other to enjoy this holiday time to the full.  Be aware too that Jesus loves us every second of everyday.  He loves us so much that no human words can describe it.  Let us pray that we can enjoy and celebrate that love in new ways these magnificent holiday days.  

 

WISDOM OF LITTLE CHILDREN

 

During the very recent fabulous spell of sunshine, coming from Knockanure I slowed down passing Ahavoher Cemetery, when I saw a young parishioner coming out the gate with Mum and Dad.  I stopped and got out to have a few words with them.  My young friend said,  “Look Fr. at the sky, when the clouds turn red the sun knows it’s time for bed and it goes down”.  Overcome by a sudden desire to seize this magic moment, I said something like how important it is to take time everyday to notice the beauty of nature.  My little friend looked at me with puzzled eyes – “Fr, it was I who told you to look at the sky.  You woudn’t have looked at it but for me!” , and off he went smiling.  Give the little children the opportunities to share their wisdom.

 

BREAKABLE

 

A woman struggled into her Post Office one day carrying what was obviously a heavy parcel.   She said it contains a large family Bible which she was sending to a relative who was researching the Family Tree.  With great difficulty, she placed it on the scales.  “Is there anything breakable in this package?”, she was asked.  “Yes”, she replied, “the Ten Commandments”.  As a matter of interest how many of you can reel off the Ten Commandments?  Just to refresh you……….. look right!

 

                HOURS AND HOURS!!

 

Do you ever feel there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do all you have to do?  If so, consider this:  if you decide to get up thirty minutes earlier for a whole year, you will find you will have seven and a half more days to enjoy than if you spent the time sleeping.  If you do find these extra hours, remember, what counts is not the number of hours you put it, but how much you put into the hours.  A pleasant and enjoyable week to one and all.  A special welcome to all who are visiting our Parish these August days.

 

August 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. Office closed Monday 6th August.

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            4th     7.30pm   Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Listowel (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       5th   10.00am       Pat Lynch, Lower Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni) 

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased family members

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Parishioners 

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 6th to Sunday 12th August

 

Mon  6th   8.00pm            AHAVOHER CEMETERY MASS

 

Wed   8th   8.00pm           MURHUR CEMETERY MASS

 

Thurs   9th            7.30pm                Special Intention – Sick

 

Sat          11th        7.30pm                Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Sun        12th       11.00am               Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th August

 

Tues  7th   8.00pm            KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASS

 

Fri           10th        7.30pm                Ellen Collins (Anni), her husband Laurence and their

 

                                                                son Maurice, Lisaniskea

 

Sun        12th   10.00am   Parishioners (Home & Away)

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 11th/12th for the Pastoral & Retreat Centres.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Lilly and Jackie McMahon & family, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna on the death of Lilly’s brother Joe Somers, whose funeral took place in Kinlough, Co. Leitrim.   May Joe Rest In Peace.

 

BISHOP RAY ON WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN THE DIOCESE

 

Celebrations throughout the Diocese with an Opening time of prayer for World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place across all 26 Dioceses of Ireland on the evening of Tuesday 21st August. In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral @ 6.15pm. There is an open invitation for everyone to come and join in this celebration. A choir of over 100 people from parishes in all parts of the Diocese (who will be part of the great choir in the Phoenix Park) will participate.  I invite all our parishes to unite with this Mass by ringing their Church bells at 6.10pm across the Diocese. May the pealing of bells be a reminder that the joy of love in families is also the joy of the Church and an invitation to all people to pray for families.  All are invited to join in this World Meeting of Families week-long celebration of faith and family life. There are many for whom the journey to Dublin or Knock is too much. Please join in spiritually at home and in your local Church. Thanks to Sr. Aileen and the Pastoral Centre for producing a Liturgical Resource for the Mass of each day of

 

this special week. God bless all families in our Diocese, especially any home where for whatever reason life is difficult at this time.                         Bishop Ray. IT’S GOOD TO TALK!

 

If the past week has been difficult for you as the result of the screening of the excellent film ‘Spotlight’ on TV last Wednesday coupled with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, telling the Nation on Thursday that it is still uncertain whether Pope Francis will meet abuse victims during his thirty-six hour visit to Ireland later this month.  The first thing survivors need is recognition.   Mr. Jim Sheehy is the designated liaison person here in the Diocese and is contactable on 087/6362780 should anyone have any issues from the aforementioned.  

 

                                THAT LITTLE BIT OF PAPER……..

 

It is told of the late great preacher, Sadhu Sundar Singh, that many years ago, he was distributing Gospels in the central provinces of India and he came across some non-Christians on a train.  A short time into the journey he offered a man a copy of John’s Gospel.  The man took it, tore it into pieces in anger and threw the pieces out of the window.  That seemed the end, but it so happened in the lovely providence of God there was a man idly walking along the line that very day and he picked up a little bit of paper and looked at it.  The piece he picked, the words in his own language were “I am the Bread of Life”.  He hadn’t a clue what it meant.  Later back in his own village he enquired among his friends and one of them said, “I can tell you it is out of the Christian book.  You must not read it or you will be defiled” The man thought for a moment and then said, “I want to read the book that contains that beautiful phrase”.  A few days later, he bought a copy of the New Testament.  He was shown where the sentence occurred – the words of Jesus “I am the Bread of Life”.  This led the man to study the Gospels.  The experience of these studies brought the man closer to Jesus.  His heart and life was changed.  Later he became a preacher of the Gospel in the central provinces of India.  That little bit of paper through God’s Spirit was indeed the Bread of Life to him.   Be mindful and watchful to God’s Holy Spirit and to the little bits of paper He places before us from time to time.

 

BREAD

 

Be gentle when you touch bread

 

Let it not lie uncared for – unwanted       

 

So often bread is taken for granted

 

There is much beauty in bread

 

Beauty of sun and soil

 

Beauty of patient toil

 

Winds and rain have caressed it

 

Jesus always blessed it

 

Be gentle when you touch bread.

 

NOTICES

 

PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY (SCHOOL CLEANER): Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure (4 teacher school with 82 pupils). Part-Time position available (8 hours per week, Wednesday evenings – 2 hours/ weekends – 6 hours).  Previous cleaning experience and experience of working in a school setting is desirable. Candidates to forward a C.V. which should include contact information for a minimum of 3 professional referees, one of whom must be your current/last employer, submitted in writing, by post on, or before 10/08/2018 to:

 

Ms. Brenda Clancy, Chairperson Board of Management, Lissaniska, Kilmorna, Listowel, Co.  Kerry.

 

Appointment will be subject to (but not limited to) satisfactory references.

 

The appointment will be subject to Garda Vetting Requirements.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 13th August.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  All welcome.  If attending please contact the office on 49799.

 

KNOCKANURE VINTAGE DAY:  Where has the year gone?  It’s Vintage time next Sunday 12th in Knockanure Village.  Displays, sports, butter making, home cooking/baking etc.  This special day starts at 12noon.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

BATTERY CANDLES:  As many have asked for battery candles for the graves, we have them in stock in the Parish Office.  They will be for sale at our Cemetery Masses this Mon, Tues & Wed.  Batteries included.  €5. TICKETS FOR THE POPE’S MASS:  There are five tickets for the Mass in Phoenix Park (Pope’s Mass) still available.  If interested please see me after Mass.

 

BLESSINGS & WELCOME:  to all our visitors to our Parish this holiday weekend.  May the Lord keep us all happy and safe.  Let’s hope Kerry will be happy on Saturday night in Killarney and yours truly happy in Thurles on Sunday!!  Ciarraí Abú and the Banner too!!

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  We are fortunate to have the Listowel Family Resource Centre so close to our Parish constantly providing courses to help all ages and group to better their skills to cope with lifes challenges.  They currently have published their Autumn schedule of courses which one can get more information on by contacting to book contact Toni Clarke on 068/23584.

 

WELL DONE! Congratulations and well done to those in Knockanure and Moyvane who have wonderful floral displays outside their homes and dotted in the villages and who have kept them fresh during the hot weather.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   5th     12th   August       

 

Sat.

 

4th         Catherine O Shea, Ballygologue Pk, 1st Ann. /

 

Fr. Kieran O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Eileen Leahy, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Private Intention              6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

5th                         Edward, Bridget & Seamus Fealy,

 

O’Connell’s Ave                9.00am

 

                Deceased Members of the McElligott Family, Bunagara & Peggy Mahoney, College Rd.  11.30am

 

Mon 6th                                               10.30am

 

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

 

Wed 8th                                                                               10.30am

 

Thurs 9th                                                             10.30am

 

 Fri. 10th               Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee /

 

Johnny & Bridie O Riordan, Gortacrissane               10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

11th                                       10.30am

 

                John Enright, Knockane, Months Mind. /

 

Michael Quilter, Ballyduff /

 

Eddie & Margaret Fitzgerald, Lenamore, Coolaclarig & London /

 

Lily Hennessy, Killocrim /

 

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane                 Vigil

 

6.00pm

 

 Sun.

 

12th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown /

 

Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig /

 

Mary Keane, William St.                11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 5th August      

 

Fr.  Walsh,  087-7913271  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS  Harry Hilliard, Crough, Lisselton.

 

Catherine (Kitty) Killeen,  Miltown Malbay.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE:  Tome Carmody, Derry / Paul Walsh, Greenville / John & Hannah O Brien, Cahirdown / Terry Buckley, Patrick St. / Bridie Flaherty, Charles St. / Teresa Loughnane, Ballygologue Pk. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

POPE FRANCIS’ WMF2018 MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK On Sunday 26th August.  The bus will cost €20 each, tickets for the Mass are free. 5 tickets left if anyone is interested.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND  FOR THE PASTORAL & RETREAT CENTRES: will be taken up after communion  11th & 12th August. At each of our masses. Thanks.

 

COULD YOU NOT SPEND ONE HOUR WITH ME?” Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wed 11am to 8pm. You are invited and encouraged to visit.

 

THE LEGION OF MARY IN KERRY are sponsoring 2 young people

 

 (age 18-40), to attend the Catholic Young Adults Conference being held on 1st & 2nd September in All Hallows, Dublin.

 

You do not need to be a practising Catholic but have goodwill towards the Church. Contact Patricia 0879048659.

 

CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DIOCESE OF TUESDAY AUGUST 21st     An Opening Time Of Prayer For World Meeting Of Families 2018 will take place across all 26 Dioceses of Ireland on the evening of Tuesday 21st August. In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral @ 6.15pm. There is an open invitation for everyone to come and join in this celebration. A choir of over 100 people from parishes in all parts of the diocese (who will be part of the great choir in the Phoenix Park) will participate. (More details later)

 

VMM INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF LAY MISSION:  VMM would like to reconnect with returned volunteers who participated on our projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America throughout the years and invite you to our Gathering and Gala Dinner celebrations in Dublin on September 1st.. For more details: http://www.vmminternational.org/vmm-international-celebrates-50th-anniversary/

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Vigil Mass on  Saturday next, August 11th  will be at the earlier time of 6.00pm. to facilitate the Revival Concert which will begin in the Square at 7.00 p.m. The organising committee have asked for this and will facilitate the Parking and management of traffic coming to our  Mass. This is for this weekend only and we thank you for your co-operation.

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE Will be closed this Monday 6th (Bank Holiday) normal office hours resumes Tuesday morning August 7th.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

THE NATIONAL CANCER SOCIETY Wishes to thank everyone who helped and contributed to their recent Church gate collection. Amount raised was €2,186.00.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY: will host a FREE Balloon Blasts Workshop for 5-7 Yr Old's on Saturday August 18th at 2 PM. Places Limited, advance booking necessary. Tel: 068-23044.

 

THE FRENCH CONNECTION WITH NORTH KERRY in association with Listowel Town Twinning Committee On Tuesday 14th August at 11am in St Johns, The Square, Dr Declan Downey UCD & Tarbert, will give an illustrated lecture. All are welcome to renew acquaintances and meet our French visitors from Panissieres.

 

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

 

SERVISOURCE HEALTHCARE Are recruiting qualified Healthcare Assistants for an Intellectual Disability facility in the Tralee area. We offer flexible working hours and competitive rates of pay – shifts available immediately. For more info please contact Orla Philpott on (021) 427 9916 or email ophilpott@servisource.ie”

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.  Each person receives a personal record card with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE UPCOMING AUTUMN PROGRAMMES RAINBOWS – Separation/Bereavement programme 7-12yrs  Wed. 19th Sept. at 5.15pm. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Skills Programme

 

Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th Sept. at 9am. SAFE TALK – Suicide Alertness Training Tues. 9th Oct. at 10am to 1pm. INCREDIBLE YEARS – Parenting Programme Wed. 3rd Oct at 9.30am-12.30pm. UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM –  Wed 10th Oct at 10am to 4pm. BABY & US – Parent and Baby Programme with various topics  from Professionals Tues 16th Oct at 10am – 12pm. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT:   Toni  Tel: 068 23584

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

 

 

Notes Aug 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. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          28st    7.30pm     Denis Corridan, Murhur (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun     29th   10.00am      Edward Carmody, Knockanure (Anni) & his parents Mary & Jack

 

 

 

Mass Moyvane-  Fri 3rd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel (Anni); Sat 4th at 7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Listowel and Sun 5th at 11.00am for Parishioners. Mass Knockanure -Thurs 2nd at 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy, Knockanure and Sun 5th at 10.00am for Pat Lynch, Lower Carrueragh & deceased family members.                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Moore Family, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna on the death of their beloved mother Nora whose funeral we celebrated on Wednesday last in Knockanure.  Nora left beautiful memories to family, neighbours and all who were privileged to know her.  May she enjoy the happiness and joys of God’s Kingdom today and always.  May she Rest In Peace.   

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th August.  Information/booking contact: Helen – 086/1678027 hellywilliams@gmail.com GRAVEYARD MEETING:  On Monday 30th July at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  All welcome.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES:  It’s that time of the year again when we honour our faithful departed with our Cemetery Masses.   Please inform anyone living outside the Parish and who have loved ones buried in these cemeteries of the following dates and times. Thank you.

 

Monday 6th August               Ahavoher Cemetery                                                 8pm  

 

Tuesday 7th August                 Knockanure                                                                8pm 

 

Wednesday 8th August                          Murhur                                                                        8pm  

 

LEGION OF MARY:  This year’s Catholic Young Adult Conference will be held on 1st/2nd September in All Hallows, Dublin.  This conference is organised by the Legion of Mary where a large number of young adults attend.  The Diocese are sponsoring two young adults aged between 20-40 to go to the conference.  They don’t have to be practising Catholics but have good will towards the Church.  Anyone wishing to attend this conference please contact Helen Moynihan at the Diocesan Office 064/6631168.  

 

LOUGH DERG 2018:  You may begin the three day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th

 

August.  Advance booking is not necessary. For information regarding public transport telephone Lorraine on 071/9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518).  info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

 

                  FLAGS LIVING DANGEROUSLY

 

Kerry flags were within seconds of been put away last Sunday.  A fantastic goal by wonder player David Clifford saved the day.  At 5pm this Saturday the Banner men take on All-Ireland Champions Galway.  Good luck to the Banner.  Will I be putting the Clare flags away on Monday?  No way!  Up the Banner!!

 

                          THE BREAD OF LIFE……..HOLY COMMUNION

 

This weekend, the story is the same but the storyteller is different, or had you not noticed?  I don’t blame you if you haven’t, as it is not the writer of the Gospel we are concerned with but what it contains.  For weeks, it has been the life of Jesus as told by Mark.  However, for the next five Sundays our guide will be John.  If you remember from last weekend, the Apostles were desperately trying to get a few days off duty to rest and recharge their batteries.  So with Jesus, they headed for Bethsaida.  The aforementioned is a lovely spot, next to the lovely Sea of Galilee with a small plain where grass always grows – an ideal place for a picnic.  As it turned out, it was a picnic for far more than the Apostles and Jesus.  As they stepped ashore, a huge crowd confronted them and lovingly Jesus recognised each and everyone of them.  He said, “They are like sheep without a shepherd” and tired as He was He began to guide them.  Time flew by unnoticed, understandably, as Jesus was the preacher.  It was getting late and they were in a secluded spot.  Jesus posed a question to Himself – what about the food situation?  It’s right to feed the soul and mind but the body needs food too.  Philip was a local man (parishioner) and he was asked to help, but there was no joy from him.  Even if he tried to find a place open with enough bread in stock it would have taken the equivalent of six or seven months wages to pay for it.  He stood his ground and didn’t get involved.  However, Andrew said, “wait a minute, there is a little boy here with five barley loaves and two fish”.  He asked the little boy for them and he parted with them with a heart and a half.  Philip laughed and said sarcastically, “that won’t feed many”.  Andrew said, “I will give them to my loving Master”.  Jesus was delighted to get this food and He prayed the grace before meals the same one as we all use, ‘BLESS US, O LORD, AND THESE YOUR GIFTS WHICH WE ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE FROM YOUR BOUNTY, THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN’  The food was given out and everyone had plenty.  As John was present at this powerful miracle and was as excited as all those who were privileged to be present he carries on from there and devotes a whole chapter to the ‘Bread of Life’ and the promise of what you and I call ‘Holy Communion’.  For the next four weeks that will be our subject.  The chapter in the Gospel is the sixth and when it appears in our Sunday Masses once every three years it is always around the holiday season.  There are very many important things for us to believe but I have always felt that no one is more important than our meeting with Jesus in Holy Communion.  I am always available to guide and help anyone wishing to restart a relationship with Jesus in Holy Communion.  Don’t be fearful.  Jesus works miracles when we hand things over to Him.  We can all make the next four weeks special.  

 

                  ‘THE GRAMMAR OF MEALS’

 

Since coming to North Kerry, I have had many, many meals alone.  In all my former places of work I was in community with other Priests, which gave me the opportunity to eat with others.  Humans do not simply eat together, we share meals.  Indeed, it is this meal sharing that is distinctively human.  We have ‘the grammar of meals’.  In the simplest or most elaborate meal there are basic codes that are common human property.  A simple example is that we place common food midway

 

between the sharers; we divide the food so that all get a share.  When guests are present ‘family members hold back’.  I think all of this has huge implications for Eucharist – Holy Communion – Mass.  Does the above ‘grammar of meals’ apply to our daily and Sunday Masses?  Can I allow you to be present at our meal (Mass) and then refuse to share the food with you?  Can you be at the table and not be offered food to eat and a cup to drink?  If you are at the table and refuse my offer I will be offended and wonder why you are there at all.  Likewise, if you are there and express a willingness to eat, then can I be a host of the Divine Banquet and yet respond with what would be wrong behaviour on any other occasion?  Because we can confess that we can be elbow to elbow with the Lord around His Eucharistic table, it surely follows that we have to accept that the grammar of meals applies there.  Each day we pray in the present tense that ‘The Father’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven’.  Moreover, we see any expression of this will bring an anticipation of the end.  What we pray for now is that which we shall enjoy in the fullness in heaven.  Is our liturgy of the Mass inclusive or exclusive?

 

A HUGE THANK YOU

 

A huge thank you to one and all who attended and took part in our thanksgiving celebrations last Sunday.  Weather, food, music, dancing and community spirit was utterly fantastic.  Thank you. 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   28th     5th   August       

 

Sat.

 

28th                       Lisa McAuliffe, Sydney, 1st Anniversary & Nancy & Pat McAuliffe, Bedford /

 

Ita Cronin, Coolagown / John O Connell, Woodford / Albert Byrne, Dublin /

 

Mary & Donie Griffin, Siveen, Ballygologue Rd. /  Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna, Birthday Remembrance  6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

29th                       Jimmy & Rita Galvin & Tomas & May Bowen /

 

Briede Murphy, Church St. /

 

Joe & Peggy Gleeson, Church St.              9.00am

 

                Anne McEneaney, Gurtacrissane, Months Mind / Peggy O Connor, Finuge /

 

Brendan & Dick O’Connor, Convent St.  11.30am

 

Mon 30th                            Jack & Bridie Greaney, Toornageehy /

 

Nancy & Jim O Connor, Shrone  10.30am

 

Tues 31st                             Special Intention /

 

Noreen Moran nee Dowling, Woodford                10.30am

 

Wed 1st                                                                               10.30am

 

Thurs 2nd                                           Billy McMullan, Tralee    10.30am

 

 Fri. 3rd                 Eileen & Jeremiah Hannon, Rathea            10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass              7.00pm

 

 Sat.

 

4th                         Ita & Willie Keane, Church St.     10.30am

 

                Catherine O Shea, Ballygologue Pk, 1st Ann. /

 

Fr. Kieran O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Eileen Leahy, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Private Intention              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

5th          Edward, Bridget & Seamus Fealy, O’Connell’s Ave           9.00am

 

                Deceased Members of the McElligott Family, Bunagara & Peggy Mahoney, College Rd.  11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday July , 29th     

 

Fr.  Comer,  087-6807197  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS  Nora Moore, Kilmeany, Kilmorna.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Deceased Members of the  Devereaux Family, Maurice Cahill & Rose Fitzmaurice / Joe & Peggy Gleeson, Church St.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his calls to the Sick & Housebound this week on Tuesday The Parish Office will make contact but should anyone new wish a visit, please ring the Office and he will be happy to call.  CONFESSIONS: on Thursday morning after mass and again on Saturday morning next.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (3rd August). Usual masses at 10.30am  The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DIOCESE ON  TUESDAY AUGUST 21ST  MARKING OPENING OF WMF2018  will take place throughout the  26 Dioceses of Ireland on the evening of Tuesday 21st August..  In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral @ 6.15pm. There is an open invitation for everyone to come and join in this celebration. A choir of over 100 people from parishes in all parts of the diocese (who will be part of the great choir in the Phoenix Park) will participate. (More details later)

 

NOTICE FROM CURA: CURA service provision ceased on 15 June 2018.  Cura expressed its appreciation for all support received by CURA from parishes and Dioceses  of Ireland over its 41 years of operation.   Bishop Ray says: “I am conscious today of all the people who were part of Cura in Kerry through the years. And also of all the people who used their services. So much compassion, so much care, so much practical assistance to people in their hour of need.  Thank God for all that Cura has achieved over the years. 

 

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE to be held on 1/2nd September, in All Hallows, Dublin. It is a weekend event, organised by the Legion of Mary  at which large numbers of young adults attend.  The programme includes workshops, testimonies, discussion.  The young people come together to share and discuss their faith. On the Saturday night, there is music and entertainment.  The Legion of Mary in Kerry are sponsoring two young adults between 20 to 40-year-olds to come to Dublin for the conference.  

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE LOURDES 160th Anniversary. Led by Bishop Ray Browne. Theme: “Do whatever He tells you” September 2nd – 7th 2018 (including return visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Betharram, St. Michael Garicoits  & the Well of St. Roch Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers) Flights Ex Kerry Airport. Contact Janice on 064 77 58219.

 

LOUGH DERG 2018:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. For information regarding public transport telephone Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518).  info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Vigil Mass on  Saturday, August 11th  will be at the earlier time of 6.00pm. to facilitate the Revival Concert which will begin in the Square at 7.00 p.m. This is for this weekend only.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION  Annual Church Gate Collection 4th & 5th August.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS wishes to thank everyone who helped and donated to their recent Church gate collection. Amount raised was €1,481.00 thank you.

 

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.  Each person receives a personal record card with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.

 

LISTOWEL EMMETS have been delighted with the response we have received over the last number of weeks/months to our club development plan. To date we have completed our review and conducted our focus groups with findings from each stage now recorded. A draft of our plan will be available in early August and it is hoped an official launch of the plan will take place in September. We sincerely thank everyone that has taken time to participate and contribute as we continue to look forward together at building and progressing our club in the years ahead.

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

                       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. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          21st    7.30pm     Deceased of the Cronin Family, Leitrim West

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun     22nd    10.00am    Nora Buckley, Banaraha, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

MOYVANE:                         Open air               12noon                 Mass of Thanksgiving for the life & faith enjoyed

 

                                                                                                                                in our Parish (note time – Presbytery grounds)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th July

 

                                                                Tues 24th   7.30pm          Dora & Mossie Aherne, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

                                                                Wed 25th   7.30pm          Jeremiah Mulvihill, Glenalappa (Anni) & Deceased of

 

                                                                                                                                the Mulvihill & Connolly Families

 

                                                                Sat          28th     7.30pm   Denis Corridan, Murhur (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        29th  11.00am    Patrick O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 29th July

 

                                                                Sun        29th  10.00am    Edward Carmody, Knockanure (Anni) & his parents

 

                                                                                                                                Mary & Jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Dore Family on the death of their mother Ciss, 1 New Houses, Moyvane.  May Ciss enjoy new life and loving reunion with her husband Michael and children John, Mike and Kathleen.   Her requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption on Wednesday last. May Ciss Rest in Peace.

 

 POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK:  is on Sunday 26th August.   Our Parish is joining with Listowel Parish who have tickets for anyone wishing to travel on the bus which will be leaving from Listowel.  The bus ticket will cost €20 each.  To book please contact Denise in Listowel Parish office 068-21188 as soon as possible. 

 

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY: Open air Mass (weather permitting) at 12noon in the Presbytery grounds this Sunday 22nd.  It is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to almighty God for the many gifts and blessings that we take for granted.  After the Mass, if you wish to linger you can share in the BBQ and enjoy the music, singing and dancing that will follow.  Please note that this 12noon Mass replaces our usual Moyvane Church Mass at 11am.  It promises to be an enjoyable day.  Looking forward to seeing you there.  

 

MAIN DOOR OF MOYVANE CHURCH:  Due to a continual influx of swallows coming into the porch the main doors will remain closed during the week.  Access from the side door next to the school.  

 

SENIOR CITIZENS: Wish to thank all who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate collection. 

 

The amount collected came to €815.

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 27th July at 10am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

                           JESUS TAKES HIS APOSTLES ASIDE TO REST

 

Judson Swihart once put it like this:  Some people are like medieval castles.  Their high walls keep them safe from being hurt.  They protect themselves emotionally by permitting no exchange of feeling with others.  No one can enter.  They are secure from attack.  However, inspection of the occupant finds him or her lonely, rattling around the Castle alone.  The Castle dweller is a self-made prisoner.  He or she needs to feel loved by someone, but the walls are so high that it is difficult to reach out or for anyone to reach in.  To find Jesus, you and I must let others in.  Do you think that we have a community of faith in which we can seek, find and rest in Jesus?  

 

 DO WE KNOW HOW TO RELAX ANYMORE?

 

Last week the Apostles were sent out on their first mission and this week they return to report.  When you come to think of it, it must have been quite an ordeal for them, after all, they were very ordinary people.   Many of them were excellent fishermen.  As fishermen they needed patience, skill, courage and endurance in what could be and often were very dangerous weather conditions.  All of that they were used to; but having to stand up before a crowd and preach was an experience completely new to them.   Knees must have been knocking and butterflies fluttering in the stomach as they set out.  Such was the response from the listeners that nerves soon vanished and a warm glow of confidence took their place.   Unlike the very hostile reception that Jesus encountered in His hometown, the Apostles were treated very well.  Their confidence grew as they realised that despite their stumbling efforts it was not as much them speaking as Jesus speaking through them.  As a result, they came back full of themselves and bubbling over with enthusiasm.  Each vied with the other in describing their success and as they said they were so busy that there was scarcely time to eat.  Jesus must have been well pleased with them and I bet there were several pats on the back and many ‘well done’.  They lovely thing to me is that when the excitement died down Jesus told them that they had worked hard and done very well and that they deserved a rest, so He suggested they go away to a quiet place with no crowds.  How wise He was.  A gentle sail on the lake to the other shore would just fit the bill.  From where they were it was only about four miles across.  As always, however, the people had seen them go, and many set out on foot, walking the ten miles around the shore.   Within in a short time a huge congregation had assembled.  No rest for the wicked, we say!  No rest for the just either!  We shall never know whether the poor Apostles got their well-earned rest.  I suspect they did because Jesus would insist and cope with the large crowd Himself.  The lesson we can learn, perhaps, is the simple one of rest and work.  No one can work properly without rest, and you will find that you can’t rest properly without work.  We must view the whole of our life as Christian not just bits here and there.  Although we are together as a Parish family sharing the Mass at the same time each of us is meeting God in the privacy of our own hearts, and going out from our Masses to serve God in public.  We have a very noisy world.  Computers, televisions, all types of mobile phones etc are so much part of daily living.  They entertain us and almost think for us and they shop for us too.  Is the art of entertaining ourselves with a book or pleasant conversation dying out?  Do we know how to relax anymore?  One of the snags may be that we never give Jesus a chance to speak to us because we never sit still or quiet enough to listen.  Think about that.  

 

                                                                      NOTICES

 

DUAGH ANNUAL GRAVEYARD MASS: will be held at Duagh Cemetery on next Thursday, the 26th July at 8pm. A free shuttle bus service will be available from the local national school which Mass attendees are encouraged to make use of to reduce traffic congestion at the cemetery.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES:  It’s that time of the year again when we honour our faithful departed with our Cemetery Masses.   Please inform anyone living outside the Parish and who have loved ones buried in these cemeteries of the following dates and times. Thank you.

 

Monday 6th August               Ahavoher Cemetery                                                 8pm  

 

Tuesday 7th August                 Knockanure                                                                8pm 

 

Wednesday 8th August                          Murhur                                                                        8pm  

 

WHICH FLAG STAYS UP THE LONGEST?  Are the Kerry flags coming down next week?  No way!  Good luck to you as you head to Clones on Saturday.  Win, like the Clare hurlers and your Championship is still alive.  Blessing and good wishes to all who are travelling to Clonas.  Kerry Abú!  P.S.  Our Clare flags stay up until 28th July and please God beyond!  Up the Banner!!

 

MORE FUN!

 

I like this little gem I came across the other day, and I’m sure you will too:  “AN OPTIMIST MAY BE WRONG JUST AS OFTEN AS A PESSIMIST – BUT HE HAS MORE FUN”   How true!!

 

 

 

                       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.

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

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July

MOYVANE:                                         Sat          14th        7.30pm                Funeral Mass for Michael Moloney,

 

Keylod & London

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        15th       10.00am               Parishioners

MOYVANE:                                                                   11.00am    Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni) & her husband Thomas

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd July

                                                                Wed      18th        7.30pm                Special Intention – Sick

                                                                Thurs     19th        7.30pm                Special Intention

                                                                Fri           20th        7.30pm                Kate Flaherty, Woodgrove (Anni) & her daughter Mary

                                                                Sat          21st         7.30pm                Deceased of the Cronin Family, Leitrim West

                                                                Sun        22nd       12noon                Mass of Thanksgiving for the life & faith enjoyed

                                                                                                                                in our Parish (note time – Presbyter grounds)

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 22nd July

                                                                Sun        22nd      10.00am               Nora Buckley, Banaraha, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

 

 

 

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Pat and William Moloney, Keylod and Thomas in Ardfert on the death of their brother Michael who died in London this week after a short illness.  Our Vigil Mass this Saturday evening will honour Michael’s life and memory.  Your presence with the family at this Mass would be deeply appreciated.  Funeral Mass and burial will be taking place in London at a later date.  May Michael Rest In Peace. 

Prayers and sympathy also to Willie Pierce and family on the death of his sister Kathleen Cummins in England.  Funeral will take place later in New Quay, Co. Clare.  We will keep the Pierce and Cummins family in our prayers and Masses this weekend. 

HANNAH FERGUSON (née Enright), formally of 6 New Houses Moyvane & London

A special Mass will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane on Saturday 21st July at 11am for Hannah Ferguson (née Enright) formally of 6 New Houses & London and her daughter Bridget Ferguson, London.  Burial of Ashes afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.  Hannah’s brother Bill Enright, l/o Corner House, Ballylongford died recently.  May Hannah, Bridget and Bill Rest in Peace.  Please keep the Ferguson and Enright families in your prayers at this time. 

GRAVEYARD COMMITEE: Ahavoher Graveyard clean up at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th July. 

POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK:  is on Sunday 26th August.   Our Parish is joining with Listowel Parish who have tickets for anyone wishing to travel on the bus which will be leaving from Listowel.  The bus ticket will cost €20 each.  To book please contact Denise in Listowel Parish office 068-21188 as soon as possible.

                                                                   DAY BY DAY

Have you heard of the pessimist who, when asked how he was, replied, “Oh, I have my bad days and my worse days?”  It reminds me of the day of the week as set down by the late James Joyce in one of his books: 

“MOANDAY, TEARSDAY, WAILSDAY, THUMPSDAY, FIGHTDAY, SHATTERDAY!”

Sadly there are people who seem to think like that. 

How much happier they would be if they kept the words of the Psalmist in mind –

“THIS IS THE DAY WHICH THE LORD HAS MADE.  LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT”

JESUS SENDS APOSTLES OUT ON MISSION

We can become like the dog in a large crate on the platform of a busy railway station.  He was the saddest dog you can imagine.  A lady asked about him, “You would be sad too if you were in his plight” she was told.  He chewed the tag off the crate and doesn’t know where he is going.  Are you fully aware that Jesus has a specific mission for you?  Are you living out that mission as Jesus has asked you to do?

THE HUG……..

Hugging is healthy.  It helps the body’s immune system, it keeps you healthier, it cures depression, it reduces stress, it induces sleep, it’s invigorating, it’s rejuvenating, it has no unpleasant side effects and hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug.  Hugging is all natural.  It is organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and one hundred per cent wholesome.  Hugging is practically perfect.  There are no movable parts, no batteries to wear out, no periodic check-ups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation proof, non-fattening, no monthly payments, no insurance requirements, theft-proof, non-taxable, non-polluting and of course fully returnable.  Try it- you’ll be surprised at how good it makes you feel.  Be thankful to God for the gift of love and the ability to hug one another. 

THREE YEARS AND I’M SO, SO HAPPY

This Monday July 16th marks my third Anniversary as P.P.  in the Parish I am really enjoying my time here and I thank you for your support, encouragement and help.  Sunday next our Parish BBQ is an ideal opportunity to gather and celebrate all that is good in our Parish.  Mass (open-air) at 12noon in the Presbytery lawn (at the back of the Priest’s house).  After Mass we will have a BBQ and a sing-song with lovely music.  Looking forward to seeing you there.  I am the first to admit that I make mistakes and I do things that I regret.  Mrs D.J. Morris from St. John’s Parish in Tamworth, where I worked for six years gave me the following verse when I was leaving the Parish.  She wrote these words:

“I didn’t always choose the way

That God had meant for me;

I didn’t always do the things I should,

And now I see;

Mistakes shine out like beacons

Now that time has done it’s test.

My only consolation?

I always did my best”.

As I begin my next term, my prayer is that all of us together will do our best in serving God and each other. 

A LOVE THAT REACHES OUT

There is a delightful one act play in Irish ‘An Pósadh’ which is built around the story of a young newly married couple.  Both of them are poor materially, and their home is little more than a tiny cabin almost without furnishings.  A poor man who is a travelling violin player (fiddler) comes along and stands at the open door of their home.  He plays tune after tune.  While he plays people pass along the street.  Some stop to listen, and many of the passers-by put a coin or two in his cap at his feet.  When he has finished playing he takes the coins from his cap and goes on his way. They offer him their deep thanks which is all they can give.   Here is a touching story of love that reaches out.  In a world that is often more intent on having rather than giving, this play challenges us to think of others.  Our BBQ celebrations on Sunday next will give us an ideal opportunity to be kind and generous to each other as we celebrate our thanksgiving Mass for all the lovely gifts that God has blessed us with in the Parish. 

                                                                  NOTICES           

ARAS MHUIRE NURSING HOME: wish to gratefully acknowledge your generous contributions to their Church Gate Collections in both Moyvane and Knockanure.  The amount raised was €804.60.

VILLAGE CLEAN UP:  continues this Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.  Meet at Noel Stacks.

NEW PURPOSE BUILT ALZHEIMERS CENTRE FOR NORTH KERRY: Ard Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG and Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG are delighted to announce the development of a NEW purpose build Day Care Centre.  When the centre is completed all Alzheimer’s services currently running from Listowel Family Resource centre will transfer to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre.   All funds raised will be directed to Ard Chúram to assist with construction costs for this dedicated purpose built Alzheimer’s Centre, which will be located on the hospital grounds, Greenville, Listowel.   Info contact Ard Chúram on 068/22986.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL News

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   14th   22nd   July      

Sat.

14th       Mary McElligott, Woodford, Months Mind /

David Dillon, Behins, 1st Anniversary & Sheila Curtin, Brosna / Fr. Jerry Pierse, Market St.

James McElligott, Woodford /Patrick & Julia McElligott, Convent St. / Ned & Annie Pellican, Dirha / Tom Carey, Ballygologue Pk. /

John McEnery, Cahirdown           6.15pm

Vigil

Sun.

15th                       Fr. Tim Gunn, Lisselton  9.00am

                Tom Fitzgerald, Billerough & Church St. 11.30am

Mon 16th                            Conor Doherty, Sheahan’s, William St. /

Kathleen Harris, Greenville          10.30am

Tues 17th                            Mike Ryan, Ballygologue Rd.       10.30am

Wed 18th                                                           Maurice McAuliffe, Courthouse Rd./  Special Intention 10.30am

Thurs 19th                                           Michael & Catherine O’Connor & Deceased Family Members, Johnny Nolan, Mossie & Peggy Hickey & Deceased Family, Craughatoosane / John Hannon, Convent St.             10.30am

 Fri. 20th               William & Hannah Horgan, Gortnaminch /

Eugene, Eileen & John Paul McCarthy & Eileen’s sister Margaret, Recently Deceased, England & Dirha East             10.30am

 Sat.

21st                        Lila Stack, Writers Grove, Courthouse Lawn & Charles St., Birthday Remembrance & Eileen Cotter nee Stack, Glenoe           10.30am

                Anne Finnerty, Wicklow, Months Mind /

Michael O Hanlon, Ballybunion Rd. Months Mind / Nora Stack,  Cahirdown &  Lyreacrompane, Months Mind / Josie Kennelly, Smerla Bridge / John Lynch, Knockane / Sue McKenna, Greenville, 1st Anniversary / Donal O Donnchadha, Cork & Kerry / Mary & John Joe Hartnett, Clieveragh /

Kathleen Hussey, Clieveragh, Birthday Rem.       Vigil

6.15pm

 Sun.

22nd                      Bridget Dillon, Ennismore             9.00am

                Tom ( Thomas) & Gugs William Moloney & Kitt Dee nee Moloney, Southampton, Ballylongford & Woodford                11.30am

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday July , 15th   

Fr.  Kevin McNamara 089-4044816  (emergencies only)

 

RECENT DEATHS Paul William Makin, Sluice Quarter, Kilmorna. 

        John Galvin, O’Connell’s Ave. / John Enright, Knockane.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Dermot Barry, Bunagara / John Foley, Fourhane / Con (Nelie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Ballyheigue / Mairéin McMahon & Dr. Bubs McMahon, Church St. / John Joe & Catherine Lane & Deceased Members of the Lane Family, Finuge.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK On Sunday 26th August.  The bus will cost €20 each, tickets for the Mass are free. Let the Parish office know if you are interested.  FEW TICKETS LEFT.

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY ON NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY, SUMMER 2018.

The list of changes this year is short. That is a good thing for the following reason. More and more we are seeing our diocese as both 53 parishes and 12 Pastoral Areas (P.A.’s). Each P.A. has typically three, four or five priests. Every change thus disturbs a P.A. as well as a parish.  It is vital to keep such disturbances to a minimum.

Last year I mentioned that in the years immediately ahead hard decisions would have to be made; - deciding that, in a small number of situations, a particular Church would no longer have a weekend Mass. I outlined two principles:

             A priority is that the Church area community continue as a separate faith community, with its own identity, its committees, its National School etc.  Where appropriate, funeral Masses, marriages, baptisms, first Friday Masses, will continue in that Church.

             Parishioners will attend ‘Sunday Mass’ in neighbouring Churches. ‘Community spirit’ may involve sharing transport to ensure everyone has the opportunity to travel to a neighbouring Church.  Celebrating Sunday Mass is always the weekly communal prayer of every baptised person.

The situation gives rise to concern and deep sadness on the part of all of us. It is the inevitable result of the absence, in the past decade especially, of vocations to the priesthood in our diocese.  Thank God we have just had our first Ordination in eleven years, Fr. Sean Jones of Moyvane parish. Please pray for him and for our two seminarians and for vocations to the diocesan priesthood.                                  Bishop Ray – July 2018

COMMUNITY NOTICES

DYSART CEMETERY ANNAUL MASS   Friday next  20th July at 8pm.

DUAGH ANNUAL GRAVEYARD MASS will be held at Springmount Cemetery on  Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.

NEW PURPOSE BUILT ALZHEIMERS CENTRE FOR NORTH KERRY

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE – North Kerry CLG and Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG are delighted to announce the development of a NEW purpose build Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre for North Kerry.  When the centre is completed all Alzheimer’s services currently running from Listowel Family Resource centre will transfer to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG. Ard Chúram and Listowel Family Resource Centre appreciate all support from the community for this initiative and its fundraising efforts. All funds raised will be directed to Ard Chúram to assist with construction costs for this dedicated purpose built Alzheimer’s Centre, which will be located on the hospital grounds, Greenville, Listowel.

For further information contact Ard Chúram on 068 - 22986

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS Calling all Estate Dwellers, Gardeners and everyone displaying Hanging Baskets & Window Boxes

(Residential  & Business presentations) in Listowel. Anyone wishing to enter any of  these competitions please hand your details into Broderick's Pharmacy  on or before Saturday July 21st and judging by an outside panel will take place during the week commencing Mon July 23rd. Garden & Hanging Basket entries just need a name and address but a contact in each of the estates will receive an entry form during this coming week which on completion can then be handed  into Broderick's.

Best of luck to everyone, if your not in you can't win!

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP Venue: Boys School Abbeyfeale August 7th to August 10th 2018 9.30am. to 3pm. Activities: Sports, Art, Drama, Music & Faith lessons… Minimum age 5 yrs. Fee 1st Child €40 add children €25. Text Martina @ 087-2788834 for more info see Church Notice Board.

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

LISTOWEL URBAN & RURAL SOCIAL PRESCRIBING FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING at Listowel Family Resource Centre. Social prescribing for adults over 18. If you or someone you know needs support in their health and wellbeing please contact our social prescribing service. Linking you with sources of support within the community Tel. 068 23584 / 087 4132521

 

 

 

 

 

                       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.

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat           7th         7.30pm                Bridie Reilly (née Fitzmaurice), Glasgow & Leitrim M

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       8th           10.00am               Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                                   11.00am    Elsie Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork (1st Anni)

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 9th to Sunday 15th July

 

                                                                Mon      9th         7.30pm                Private Intention 

 

                                                                Thurs     12th        7.30pm                Peg Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri           13th        7.30pm                Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat          14th        7.30pm                Private Intention

 

                                                                Sun        15th       11.00am               Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni) & her husband Thomas

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 15th July

 

                                                                Sun        15th       10.00am               Private Intention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS:  Annual Church Gate collection this weekend.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

CEMETERY MASSES:  It’s that time of the year again when we honour our faithful departed with our Cemetery Masses.   Please inform anyone living outside the Parish and who have loved ones buried in these cemeteries of the following dates and times. Thank you.

 

Monday 6th August                                         Ahavoher Cemetery                                       8pm 

 

Tuesday 7th August                 Knockanure                                                                                8pm

 

Wednesday 8th August          Murhur                                                                        8pm 

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  Meeting this Monday 9th at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.

 

DUAGH CEMETERY: Annual Graveyard Mass on Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066/7134276 or adfertretreat@eircom.net

 

Growing Old Gracefully:  Facilitated by Fr. John Dunne & Mary Glynn.  Due to popular demand a New Guided Participative Experience weekend retreat is now scheduled from Fri. 13th to Sun. 15th July.

 

Foyer deCharite: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Mon. 13th to Sun. 19th Aug. Information/booking contact: Helen - 0861678027 hellywilliams@gmail.com

 

FAMILIES FACING POVERTY: As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland in August, we continue our prayer for families. This week our focus is on praying for families facing poverty. To get the prayer leaflet, click onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

CATHOLIC SUMMER YOUTH FESITVAL:  will take place from 16th to 19th August in Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.  Book online today on www.youth2000.ie or 01/6753690.  Ages 16 – 35.  Free buses.  Donation only.  

 

STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: In the Priory Institute, Tallaght.  Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or online from the comfort of your own home.  Build modules towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in

 

Theology.  Applications before 25th September on 01/4048124 or www.prioryinstitute.com 

 

BROSNA RENOVATION FUND:  Lisa McHugh and Mike Denver, a night in Brosna Town 13th July from 1900-2300 hours. A night to listen to two great entertainers and dance the night away. All roads lead to the square in Brosna. Funds raised will go towards the Renovation Fund and other important projects in Knockaclarig and Brosna churches: Painting,heating,repair works and general maintenance. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

                                                A COMMUNITY THAT CREATES ...

 

I am reminded of the opening hymn of the Ordination last Sunday ... “This Day was made by Lord, we rejoice and are glad”. Sunday was truly a day to rejoice and to celebrate the faith that each one of us has in our hearts. All of us on that day, I am sure, felt a sense of how alive our faith is in our Church and how we are stronger when we gather together. During the ceremony, thoughts of life growing up in Moyvane ran through my mind, the people who journeyed with me, be it my neighbours in Aughrim, my teachers in Murhur, the friends I sat with in the classroom, the farmers on their way to the creamery, the faces from around the village, the gathering for Mass on the weekends ... it was community, it was a sense of being part of something other than just ourselves. It is where we learn to become the people the Lord wants us to be, people of love and compassion. Vocations are a result of community, a community that shares faith, encourages prayer and supports participation in the life of the Church. Over the years that faith was shared with me, I was encouraged by everyone’s prayers and I was supported and encouraged to make it a lived reality in my life. May the vulnerabilities of our lives not prevent us from knowing the Lord who loves us unconditionally. Let these days be one of new beginnings where we can re-enkindle the fire of faith within us, that our hearts, minds and souls are are gazing upon the love, mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ. Let us support each other on that journey.                                                                                                                          Fr. Seán Jones.

 

                                                                 

 

                                                           NOTICES:

 

MURHUR N.S. – RADIO KERRY “THOUGHT FOR THE DAY”: Congratulations to 6th Class Students and their teacher Mrs. Madden for excellent soundbites on last weeks “Thought For The Day”.  The children were a credit to their school and parish as they reflected on their future.  Well done to all. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Day on Monday 9th.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  If attending please ring the office on 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

A WALK TO REMEMBER: Please join us to remember your lost loved ones. Sunday 15thJuly at 1.30 pm on the

 

Ladies Beach Ballybunion.  €5 registration fee in Aid of the Intensive Care Unit University Hospital Kerry.

 

OFFERTORY BOXES:  The new year of the Offertory Box Scheme commenced last Sunday July 1st.    Any remaining boxes can be collected after Mass this weekend or from the Parish Office.  I invite you to look at your letter enclosed in the box, which has the details of your contribution for 2017.   Those who are in tax system and who contribute over €250 or more to the Offertory and Parish Dues can help the Parish to benefit from the Tax Rebate Scheme available to Charities. For example:  A contribution of €250 can obtain a refund of €112.32 from Revenue, €300 a refund of €134.78, €350 a refund of €157.25.  If your contribution exceeds €250 and you have not signed a CHY3 cert you may consider doing so as this would benefit the Parish greatly.  If you haven’t received an Offertory box and wish to join the scheme have a private word with Jacqueline in the Office who will give you the details of the scheme. 

 

                CLERICAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE:

 

Bishop Ray Browne wishes to announce the following changes to the appointments of clergy in the Diocese of Kerry effective from Wednesday July 25th 2018.

 

 

 

Fr. Anthony O Sullivan returns from Sabbatical and during the coming year will supply for priests taking short sabbatical breaks.

 

Fr. Bernard Healy Curate St. John’s Parish, Tralee to pursue further studies in the Irish College Rome.

 

Fr. Sean Jones newly ordained to be Curate St. John’s Parish Tralee.

 

Fr. Joe Begley will be on sabbatical leave from early October to early January.                   

 

Fr. Teddy Linehan will be returning from sabbatical leave to his ministry at Kerry University Hospital at the start of September.

 

 

 

The following priests having completed their six year tenure and have been re-appointed to their parishes:

 

Fr. Maurice Brick PP Lixnaw

 

Fr. Padraig Kennelly PP Ballylongford

 

Fr. Kiernan O Brien Adm. Killarney

 

Fr. Michael Moynihan PP Glengariff/Bonane                                                              

 

 

 

 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. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 30th June to Sunday 1st July

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          30th   7.30pm     Denis Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, his son P.J. 

 

                                                                                                                                & Denis’s parents Patrick & Bridie

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       1st    10.00am       Mass of thanksgiving for the recent fine weather

 

MOYVANE:                                                    11.00am    Angela Quinlan, Coolnaleen, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (mother to Valerie Stack & mother-in-law to 

 

                                                                Margaret Quinlan (née Meade), Aughrim)

 

                                3.00pm                 Mass of Ordination of Séan Jones, Aughrim.                                                       There is an open invitation to everyone to join us                                                    for this celebration.  If you have family members                                                                   in other parishes please don’t hesitate to invite them.

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th July

 

Mon       2nd        7.30pm                First Mass of newly ordained parishioner

 

                      Fr. Seán Jones.   An open invitation is extended to all  Parishioners and friends of Seán and of Moyvane Parish to attend this celebration.  Fr. Seán will impart his first blessing to all who wish to receive it after  Mass.  Refreshments available in the Community  Centre after the Mass.  

 

Tues  3rd    7.30pm           Tess Mulvihill, Leitrim West (Anni)

 

Fri            6th         7.30pm                Fr. Jimmy Kissane & deceased of the Kissane Family,

 

                                                                Ahalahana.

 

Sat           7th         7.30pm                Bridie Reilly (née Fitzmaurice), Glasgow & Leitrim M

 

Sun         8th        11.00am               Elsie Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork (1st Anni)        

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 8th July 

 

Sun         8th        10.00am               Parishioners

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

THANK YOU FROM GRACE AND THE HOLY FAMILY MISSION:  Parishioner Grace Leahy who is with the Holy Family Mission in the Diocese of Waterford wishes to express her heartfelt thanks to all who contributed so generously the collection for the Holy Family Mission last weekend.  The amount raised was €911.23.   LISTOWEL MS SOCIETY:  wish to gratefully acknowledge your generous contributions to their Church Gate Collections last weekend in both Moyvane and Knockanure.  The amount raised was €650.

 

ARAS MHUIRE NURSING HOME: thank &  acknowledge €230 collected at their Church gate Collection.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: this weekend in aid of Sick & Retired Priests.  Your support is greatly appreciated. PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:   The death has taken place of Nora Buckley, New York.  Nora died on June 24th.  She was late of Banaraha, Kilmorna.  Her funeral arrangements are as follows.  Reposing at Lyons Funeral Home,

 

Derry, Listowel on this Sunday evening (July 1st) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with removal to Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure.  Funeral Mass on Monday at 12noon, burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.  Our prayers and sympathy to her loving sister Maureen, brother-in-law Denis and family,  brother Michael and family, New York, nephews, nieces and extended family.  Nora always kept contact with family and loved ones at home over the years and was a regular visitor.  As she comes home now for the last time, may she join with all those sealed with the sign of faith who have predeceased her.  May she Rest In Peace.  

 

                                                    “ONE OF OUR OWN”

 

On June 4th 1988 a special celebration took place in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane.  Jimmy and Eileen, loving parents, brought their baby Seán Jones for the Sacrament of Baptism and thus began Seán’s faith journey as a follower of Jesus Christ.    In the following years he had First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.  This

 

Sunday at 3pm Seán he will receive yet another Sacrament in our Church – the Sacrament of Holy Orders - Ordination.   A few years ago, an African Bishop visited Rome.  He came from a Diocese in Africa where there was an acute shortage of priests, great poverty and very few lay people to help in the preaching of the Gospel.  However, the request that he made to Rome was not for more priests or more money or volunteers.  He asked for, and it surprised many people, a contemplative order of sisters completely devoted to prayer.  He realised that what his Diocese needed above all was intense prayer.  Prayer is necessary for everyone Christ told His disciples that “they must pray and not lose heart”.  There was no important event in Christ’s life which was not accompanied by prayer.   Sunday’s celebration is open to everyone.  No invite is necessary.  The uniqueness of our Ordination celebration in the life of our Parish is huge.  It’s Bishop Ray’s first Ordination as Bishop of Kerry.  First time that one of our Parishioners will be ordained to Priesthood in his own Church.  Be part of history as you join us for the Ordination.  It is the first Ordination in the Diocese in eleven years.  Prayerful support has been so vital to Seán in guiding him to Ordination Day.  Be assured Seán, that your own people (Parishioners) will continue to pray for and encourage you in having a grace filled and fulfilled ministry in Priesthood.  On Monday evening we will gather for Fr. Seán’s first Mass at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption (see Mass schedule on opposite page).  Our prayerful blessings and congratulations to Seán’s loving parents Jimmy and Eileen and family. 

 

PARISH OF MOYVANE OUT ON ITS OWN!!

 

Among the 53 Parishes in the Diocese, the Parish of Moyvane is out on its own.  Yes indeed!  It’s the only Parish this week that have Kerry and Clare flags flying in close proximity to the Presbytery and the Church.  Warm congratulations to Ciarraí on a hat trick of Munster Final wins over the past week.  Senior, Minor and Junior football titles.  As you all would say Ciarraí Abú.  The Banner men (my team!) are out today (Sunday) against the mighty Rebels.  We haven’t beaten them in the Championship since 2013.  I hope and pray that the Kerry flags will blow their winning magic to my Clare flags!  Up the Banner and the best of luck to them.  

 

                                                                            NOTICES

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Please note First Friday calls will take place on Thursday 12th for Knockanure/Duagh and Friday 13th for Moyvane.  Please pass on this information to the housebound.  Many thanks. 

 

PRAYING FOR FAMILIES: As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland in August, we continue our prayer for families. This week our focus is on Praying for families rejoicing in the innocence of children. As the school holidays begin for all, we praise God for the joy and delight that children share with others and we pray for all families. To get the prayer leaflet, click onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

LOUGH DERG 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071/9861518 info@loughderg.org

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Growing Old Gracefully:  Facilitated by Fr. John Dunne & Mary Glynn.  Due to popular demand a New Guided Participative Experience now scheduled from Fri 13th to Sun 15th July. Book now to secure your reservation. Contact: 066/7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

DUAGH ANNUAL GRAVEYARD MASS: will be held at Duagh Cemetery on Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.

 

 “THERE’S JESUS”

 

At Mass some years ago I saw a young couple with four squirming little children in a few seats away from the Altar.  At the consecration, the Dad lifted his littlest child into his loving arms.  I noticed that he was pointing discreetly at the elevated Host, gently whispering “There’s Jesus” – to which the child loudly yelled “WHAT?” Humour and all, the scene formed a precious snapshot of our faith being handed on from one generation to the next.   It struck me that regardless of whether the words made sense to the beautiful child, it was fitting she should associate that moment with the warmth of her Dad’s embrace.  Who thought you to pray?  How, right now would you teach a child to pray?  As you go through this week, allow ordinary moments to direct your thoughts and heart to God.   

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church is

 

                                   fitted with a loop

 

                                system. Please adjust

 

                                   your hearing aid. 

 

 

 

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MASSES THIS WEEK    30th         8th  July      

 

Sat.

 

30th       Mary McElligott, Woodford, Months Mind/

 

Maureen O Sullivan, Derry, Months Mind /

 

Kathy O Connell, Grogreen /

 

Mary Barry, Tanavalla / Michael & Mairead Lyons & Dec. Family, Derry /Patrick Stack & Dec. Family, Dublin & Moyessa / Lil Mai O Sullivan, Patrick Street / Teresa Healy, Convent Cross & Courthouse Lawn       6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

1st                          Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee              9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

Mon 2nd              Paddy O Connor, Newmarket & O’Connell’s Ave., 1st Anniversary            10.30am

 

                Funeral – Hannah Mai  McEneaney          11.30am

 

Tues 3rd               Bill & Pat Kearney, Clieveragh Park /

 

Special Intention /

 

Liam Healy, Ballygologue Park    10.30am

 

Wed 4th                                                               Jim Scanlon, Dirha, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Jackie & Maureen Kennelly Finuge, John Joe, Kitty & Eileen Halpin, Finuge /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 5th                                             Patrick Griffin, Ballygologue Park              10.30am

 

 Fri. 6th                 Diarmuid O Sullivan & Pat Holly, & Dec. Mem. of the O’Sullivan Family,    Ballylongford       10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday evening mass   7.00pm

 

 Sat.

 

7th                         Anne Marie O Sullivan, Lartigue Village & Charles St. /

 

Tim & Jackie Loughnane & Catherine McElligott, 6 Crosses            10.30am

 

                Eileen & Michael Daly, Knockane              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

8th         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Anthony Enright, Billerough        11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday July , 1st  

 

Fr. Declan 087-0908949  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Nora Stack, Cahirdown.

 

John Joe McElligott, Lartigue View, Clieveragh & Duagh Village

 

Hannah Mai McEneaney,  Gortacrissane.

 

FUNERAL ARRANGEEMENTS Hannah Mai McEneaney nee Linnane, Gortacrissane, reposing Gleesures Funeral Home, Greenville Sunday 5 to 7pm. arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. requiem Mass Monday at 11.30am. burial in St. Michael’s  Cemetery.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Ronnie Downey & Deceased Family, Ashgrove / David Sweeney, Convent St. & O’Connell’s Ave. / Micheál O Cinnéide, Dingle / Lil & Sean Carmody, Clountubird.                                                                                  

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS will be taken up at all Masses this weekend June 30th  & 1st   July. Please use envelope in your envelope box or take an envelope which is at the back of the Church and put into the special collection basket which will take place after communion.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: We wish the 37 pilgrims traveling to Poland this Sunday on the Parish Pilgrimage every blessing. They leave Sunday morning and return home on Saturday evening next. Thanks to Brian Godfrey of our Pastoral Council for the great work he put into organising it. We will give you a little report on it our return.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH GRAVEYARD MASSES: Well done to all involved in each of our Cemetery Masses this past week. While we were blessed with beautiful weather this year each graveyard grounds and the individual graves were excellent.

 

POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK On Sunday 26th August. Listowel Parish has tickets for anyone wishing to travel on the Bus that the Parish has organised. The bus will cost €20 each the parish has paid a percentage of the total  cost of the bus, tickets for the Mass are free. We have blocked booked tickets for our parish please let the Parish office know if you are interested. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Growing Old Gracefully:  Facilitated by Fr. John Dunne & Mary Glynn.  Due to popular demand a New Guided Participative Experience now scheduled from Fri. 13th to Sun. 15th July. Book now to secure your reservation. Contact: 0667134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net Foyer deCharite: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Mon. 13th to Sun. 19th Aug. Info/booking contact: Helen - 0861678027 hellywilliams@gmail.com

 

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday, July 6th is the First Friday of the month of July. Usual masses at 10.30 a.m. and again the evening mass is the St. Pio Mass. Thanks to Fr. Martin.

 

LOUGH DERG 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email: info@loughderg.org

 

 

 

PRAYING FOR FAMILIES: As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland in August, we continue our prayer for families. This week our focus is on Praying for families rejoicing in the innocence of children. As the school holidays begin for all, we praise God for the joy and delight that children share with others and we pray for all families. To get the prayer leaflet, click onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ANNUAL DUAGH GRAVEYARD MASS will be held at Springmount Cemetery on  Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION will take place next weekend.

 

ST. V D P MEALS & WHEELS  are looking for Volunteers for just one hour a week for the summer months to deliver meals . Have you one hour to spare Monday to Friday’s the hour that desperately needs cover is 12.10pm.  to 1.10pm. Please if you have the time contact 0877817542.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE A meeting to discuss the establishment of a walking group for the Listowel area will take place at Listowel FRC on Monday July 2nd at 11.30am.

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE / NORTH KERRY LISTOWEL provides a day care service for older people in the North Kerry area. This is an opportunity to socialise in a friendly and stimulating environment. Transport is  available. For any further information please Contact Nora Hunt, Nurse Co-Ordinator on 068 22986.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Wednesday 4th July Bus leaves: Knockanure 7.30am., Moyvane 7.35am. and Tarbert 7.45am. Contact Margaret, 068-49361 or Nuala, 068-36166.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          23rd   6.00pm     Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                (please note time)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun     24th   10.00am      Patrick & Catherine Barry & their son Francis,

 

                                                                                                                                Gortdromagouna. 

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Parishioners

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Tuesday 26th June to Sunday 1st July 

 

Tues 26th    7.30pm         Jerry Brosnan, Listowel Road (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (at the request of The North Kerry Board)

 

Sat          30th    7.30pm    Denis Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, his son P.J. 

 

                                                                & Denis’s parents Patrick & Bridie

 

Sun          1st         11.00am              Angela Quinlan, Coolnaleen, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (mother to Valerie Stack & mother-in-law to 

 

                                                                Margaret Quinlan (née Meade), Aughrim)

 

                                  3.00pm               Mass of Ordination of Séan Jones, Aughrim.                                                       There is an open invitation to everyone to join us                                                    for this celebration.  If you have family members                                                                   in other parishes please don’t hesitate to invite them.

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Tuesday 26th June to Sunday 1st July

 

Tues  26th    12noon        Graduation Mass for 6th Class of Scoil Chorp Chríost

 

                                                                (Mass in the Church)

 

Sun          1st          10.00am             Mass in thanksgiving for the recent fine weather.

 

                 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 30th /1st in aid of Sick & Retired Priests.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK FOR THE PARISHES OF MOYVANE/TARBERT:  on Wednesday 4th July. Bus leaves Knockanure 7.30. a.m. Moyvane 7.35 a.m. Tarbert 7.45am.  Contact Margaret on 087/297 6304 or Nuala at: 068/36166.  Bus nearly full – get in touch asap.

 

ALTAR SERVERS:  As Murhur N.S had their graduation Mass last Wednesday for the eleven students and Scoil Chorp Chríost will have their Graduation Mass this coming Tuesday with eight leaving it means that children from these classes will be finishing their term as Altar Servers.  I wish to thank these servers for their dedication and commitment to their ministry as Altar Servers over the last number of years.  Very many thanks to their families but especially to our Liturgy Group members Bernie Swan in Moyvane and Liz Brosnan in Knockanure.  New servers are most welcome starting with our First Holy Communicants this year and all primary school children who attend Masses in our parish.  Contact Bernie on 087/6287410 for Moyvane or Liz on 086/8417688 for Knockanure who would be happy to explain the procedures in both Churches.

 

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY:  Yes!  Parish BBQ No. 2 will take place next month.  It is hoped to start the day with the celebration of an open air Mass at 12noon.  Watch this space!

 

MUNSTER FINAL BOUND:  Please note to accommodate those watching the match on the television our Vigil Mass has been moved to 6pm. Blessings to all travelling to the game.  Clare in the Minor Final!! Go easy on us.

 

                                                                              GIFT……

 

What you are is God’s gift to you.  What you become is your gift to God.

 

             JOHN THE BAPTIST – A GENEROUS CHARACTER

 

This weekend we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist.  He had lovely parents Zechariah and Elizabeth.  Both rich with faith, kindness and above all were good communicators.  Elizabeth was very nervous and anxious all through her pregnancy.  She was past the age for women to give birth but she trusted in God.  Her husband and her cousin Mary (the mother of Jesus) journey with her so lovingly.  They created an environment of magic around her.  Iris Hesselden has a beautiful poem entitled magic.  Take a few moments to read it: There is magic all around us, If only we use our eyes. 

 

There is enchantment in the springtime,

 

There is blessing in the west wind as it whispers in the tree. There is healing in the sunlight and murmur of the seas.

 

There is magic in the morning as we make another start,

 

There is kindness all about us, and a smile can touch the heart.  

 

There is music in our laughter and it cheers a rainy day.                    Jesus and John the Baptist at that

 

There is magic all around us, never let it slip away.                            very special moment in the River Jordan. May John the Baptist help you and I in giving good witness to the Gospel of Jesus.  May we have the generosity and courage of John the Baptist to enjoy all the God given ‘magic’ that we encounter daily.

 

MY REACTION……..

 

A soldier was rushed back home from the front because his Dad was dying.  An exception was made for him because he was all the family his Dad had.  When he walked into the intensive care ward, he suddenly saw that this semi-conscious old man with tubes coming out of him wasn’t his Dad.  Someone had made a huge mistake and rushed back the wrong man.  “How much longer does he have to live?” asked the soldier to the Doctor who was attending the old man.  “Not more than a few hours.  You’ve only just made it”.  The soldier thought of the dying man’s son fighting only God knew where, thousands of miles away.   He thought of the old man holding onto life in the hope of being with his son one last time before he died.  Then he made up his mind.  He leaned forward, held the old man’s hand and said softly, “Dad, I’m here.  I’m back”.  They dying man clutched at he hand offered to him, his unseeing eyes opened to scan the surroundings;  a contented smile spread over his face and remained there till he died about one hour later.  Sometimes in life we are asked to stand in or stand up for the things which we could rightly say do not concern us.  The soldier had a few seconds to decide.  He opted to hold an old man’s hand and stay with him while he was dying.  Lord in your greatest kindness bless all our reactions and give us the courage to represent you in all areas of life.  

 

NOTICES:

 

CONGRATULATONS:  to the North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club who won 1 Gold, 7Silver, 1 Bronze, 5 Ribbons at the Ireland Games in Dublin last week.  Very well done to all.  

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:   Summer camp from Mon July 2nd to Fri August 17th inclusive from 9.30pm-1.30pm daily. A diverse range of activities including arts/crafts, cookery. games, outings and computers will form part of the camp. Breakfast, fruit, drinks and lunch will also be provided.   Patricia on 068/23584.   KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: invite those who have had a stroke or their carer to their monthly meeting on June 29th in Baile Mhuire Day Centre Tralee at 11.15am to 1pm.  Contact 087/3586451. 

 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: The new box of Offertory and Dues envelopes commence next Sunday July 1st.  Your Offertory Boxes are available at all Masses this weekend and will be available in the Parish Office all next week.  Those who are in tax system and who contribute over €250 or more to the Offertory and Parish dues can help the Parish to benefit from the Tax Rebate Scheme available to Charities. For example:  A contribution of €250 can obtain a refund of €112.32 from Revenue, €300 a refund of €134.78, €350 a refund of €157.25.   As some contributors are agonisingly close to the €250 contribution, I invite you to look at your letter enclosed in the box which has the details of your contribution over the past year.  If you are close to €250 mark maybe you might consider raising it to that amount.   In the last year we received €13,494 of a rebate from Revenue based on those who contributed €250 or over and who have signed a CHY3 cert.  I am well aware too of those who opt out of the Offertory box system but who contribute in various ways to both collections.  

 

If you haven’t received an Offertory box and wish to join have a private word with Jacqueline in the Office who will give you the details of the scheme.  Very many thanks to Jacqueline for her trogon work in having the boxes ready for us this weekend.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    23rd        1st July      

 

Sat.

 

23rd       Phil Duggan nee Walsh, Dirha West, Months Mind / William J.  Galvin, Greenville /

 

Liann O Halloran, Church St. & Cork /

 

Jim Cogan, Cherrytree Drive /

 

Geraldine Long, Guhard, Lisselton            6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

24th                       Paddy O Connell, Ballygologue Road       9.00am

 

                Denis Keane, William St. & Dublin, Months Mind / Andy Molyneaux, Cahirdown                11.30am

 

Mon 25th                            10.30am

 

Tues 26th            Special Intention /

 

Michael (Nicholas) Lynch & Mary Austine O’Connor, Listowel, Ballylongford & New York                10.30am

 

Wed 27th                                                                            10.30am

 

Thurs 28th                                           People of the Parish       10.30am

 

 Fri. 29th                                  0.30am

 

 Sat.

 

30th                                       10.30am

 

                Mary McElligott, Woodford, Months Mind/

 

Maureen O Sullivan, Derry, Months Mind /

 

Kathy O Connell, Grogreen /

 

Mary Barry, Tanavalla /

 

Michael & Mairead Lyons & Dec. Family, Derry /Patrick Stack & Dec. Family, Dublin & Moyessa   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

1st July                 Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee              9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday June , 24th 

 

Fr. Kennelly, 087-2931064  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATH Fr. Willie Prenderville, Castleisland died in Dublin.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Attie Sheehan, Derbyshire / Jimmy Duggan, Dirha / Noah Enright, Killocrim / Margaret O Sullivan, Finuge.

 

 

 

                                                                               

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PRESENTATION PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADUATION MASS: Tuesday next (June 26th ) at 1.15 p.m. in the School.

 

HOSPTIAL MASS takes place on Thursday 28th at 2pm.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do the usual Communion Calls to the Sick & Housebound for month of July on Tuesday afternoon next, (June 26th ),. Should anyone new wish  to get a visit just contact the Parish Office at 21188 during office hours. 

 

PARISH CEMETERY MASSES THIS WEEK FOR 2018 St. Michaels, Tuesday next , June 26th. St. John Paul II Wednesday next , June 27th  & Finuge, Thursday next , June 28th .  All at 8.00 p.m.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 30th  & 1st   July. This fund helps to support and care for our retired Diocesan Priests who have given their lives in priestly ministry as well as making provision for the payment of medical expenses of priests who may be sick.  Please use envelope in your envelope box or take an envelope which is at the back of the Church and put into the special collection basket which will take place after communion.

 

POPE FRANCIS’ ITINERARY FOR HIS VISIT TO THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES is now confirmed.. Tickets must be booked on-line.  Regarding Tickets for the Final Mass in the Phoenix Park & Knock,  these will be available online from Monday 25th June  www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

Ticketing is a two-step process:  1. Registration (opening Monday 25th June)   2. Print tickets at a later date.   This is available to parishes / individuals.

 

             It is a free event.

 

             Involves 3-5km walk EACH WAY due to the transport routes in place for this event.

 

             Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food

 

             The earlier the booking, the closer the corral to the Altar

 

             People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking)

 

             Listowel Pastoral Area has arranged   a bus on Sunday 26th August. Please let Listowel Parish Office know if you are interested travelling by Friday 29th June.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: PARISH SOCIAL “THANK YOU’ NIGHT TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS” Ministers of the Eucharist, Mass Readers & Student Readers, Parish Choir, Parish Folk Group, Altar Servers, Pastoral Council and Liturgy Group, Finance Council, Children’s Liturgy Group, Child Protection Committee, Parish Sacristan’s, Parish Secretary, Baptism & Funeral Teams, Church Cleaners, Collectors and Counters and 1st Friday Cuppa Ladies etc. , will take place in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday night next  29th June  at 8.00pm.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ST. V D P MEALS & WHEELS  are looking for Volunteers for just one hour a week for the summer months to deliver meals . Have you one hour to spare Monday to Friday’s the hour that desperately needs cover is 12.10pm.  to 1.10pm. Please if you have the time contact Mary Frances on 0877606829.

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE / NORTH KERRY LISTOWEL provides a day care service for older people in the North Kerry area. This is an opportunity to socialise in a friendly and stimulating environment. Transport is  available. For any further information please Contact Nora Hunt, Nurse Co-Ordinator on 068 22986.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Wednesday 4th July Bus leaves: Knockanure 7.30am., Moyvane 7.35am. and Tarbert 7.45am. Contact Margaret, 068-49361 or Nuala, 068-36166.

 

AWARE VOLUNTEERS Aware needs you! Volunteer today make a difference in someone’s tomorrow for more info, visit aware.ie/volunteering or call 01-6617211.

 

MACRA CLUB IN LISTOWEL Want to start a Macra club in Listowel ? Contact John Martin Carroll  County Development Officer on 087 1233251 .Macra is not just for farmers its for everyone.

 

THE ANNUAL LISTOWEL FRC SUMMER CAMP takes place from Monday. July 2 -Friday August 17 inclusive from 9,30qm-1.30pm daily. A diverse range of activities including  arts/crafts, cookery. games, outings and computers will form part of the camp. Breakfast, fruit, drinks and lunch will also be provided. Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584). 

 

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP invite those who have had a stroke or their carer to their monthly meeting on June 29th in Baile Mhuire Day Centre Tralee at 11.15am to 1pm.  Dr Anna O’Sullivan Senior Psychologist HSE South will give an input on the ‘Emotional Impact of a Stroke’.  For further information please contact 087-3586451.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       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. 

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          16th   5.00pm     Bikers Mass – All welcome

 

                                                                                                 7.30pm                Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun     17th   10.00am      Cronin Family, Knockanure Village 

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna Families

 

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

 

Mon      18th         7.30pm               Con O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

Tues  19th             7.30pm               Con & Catherine Mulvihill & their son Con, Clounbrane

 

Wed  20th    12noon        6th Class Mass for Murhur N.S.  (Mass in the School)

 

Thurs  21st             7.30pm              Special Intention

 

Fri           22nd     7.30pm Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

Sat          23rd     7.30pm   Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure (Anni)

 

Sun        24th    11.00am Parishioners

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Sunday 24th June

 

Sun        24th    10.00am Patrick & Catherine Barry & their son Francis,

 

                                                                Gortdromagouna. 

 

                 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION - WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:  will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.

 

Our Bishop Ray has asked that we be exceptionally generous to this collection.  He writes …….

 

“I ask you to consider being especially generous to this collection. With the visit of Pope Francis and the need to plan to accommodate over half a million at the final Mass - costs are enormous. A figure of twenty million euros is being mentioned. It is vital that each diocese makes a significant contribution”.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

 

Regarding Tickets for the Final Mass in the Phoenix Park, these will be available online from Monday 25th June www.worldmeeting2018.ie please be aware of the following:

 

             It is a free event.

 

             Involves 3-5km walk EACH WAY due to the transport routes in place for this event.

 

             Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food

 

             The earlier the booking, the closer the corral to the Altar

 

             People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking)

 

NOTICES

 

TIDY TOWNS: Village clean up every Tuesday starting this Tuesday 19th at 7.30pm.  Meet at Noel Stacks.  

 

CPR KNOCKANURE: Congratulations to the ten people who have completed the Heartsaver CPR course in     Knockanure run by Ann & Liam Flavin.  Courses commencing shortly for further info contact Ann on 086/3090948 or Bernie on 087/6287410.

 

THE NEW OVER 50'S CHOIR:  meet at Ard Curam, Listowel, every Monday, 1.30pm to 2.30 pm.  Currently the choir has 36 members. An invitation is extended to others, men and women who may wish to join the Choir.  

 

Contact Mairead on 086/8696341 for further details.  

 

WANT TO START A MACRA CLUB IN MOYVANE? Contact John Martin Carroll County Development      Officer on 087/1233251 .Macra is not just for farmers it’s for everyone.

 

                                           FAITH SEEDS WE SOW

 

As God sows seeds of new life in us, we as Christians are also called to sow seeds of Christian love in the hearts of those whom we meet.  Recently, I was caught in the wrong lane in a traffic jam, I sat and sat and sat, and both the car and I began to overheat.  Lo, a smiling face in a car in the main stream of traffic nodded to me and allowed me to get in that lane.  That man sowed the seed of compassion in my heart.  We can never let ourselves of the hook by saying “It’s not my problem”.  Neither can we sit back and wait for somebody else to make the world a better place.  Each of us can do something loving and lovable for someone else.  We should not be discouraged by the apparent lack of result from our efforts because we are sure that the love – seeds we sow will grow in mysterious ways.   You don’t notice your children actually growing in front of your eyes.  You only notice their clothes are no longer big enough for them.  All that God requires of us is that we sow seeds of new life, namely of faith, of justice, of compassion and love in order to make this world a better place to live.  Having done this we must wait, one cannot force the seed to become a shrub.  One can only provide the right conditions for growth.  God in His own time will definitely see to it that selfishness surrenders to sharing, evil gives way to goodness and hate yields to love.  If we have patience and hope eventually, the harvest of what we have planted will make its appearance.  We may not necessarily see these results in our own lifetime but the next generation will.  Hence where will tomorrows trees come from?  From the shoots we plant today.  Where will tomorrows justice and peace get their start?  From the seeds we sow today.  Are you sowing faith seeds?                                            DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED

 

A ten-year-old boy was working in a factory in Naples before present laws on child labour were put in place.  His loving Mum was convinced that he had a good singing voice and by working in the factory he could earn money to pay for music lessons.  His first music teacher, however, told him he did not have what it takes and it would be a waste of time and money to pursue the idea any further.  The boy’s mother, a poor peasant woman was not so easily put off.  She encouraged her son, she told him that she believed he had talent and she even went bare-footed rather than buy shoes so as to save money for his music lessons.  Her efforts bore fruit and her son

 

Enrico Caruso became one of the world’s greatest tenors.  The miracle happens for those who show God that they are serious about what they seek.  Do not be discouraged.  

 

                                                              THE BEST MODEL

 

This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day.  It is easy to think that these days, marked as special are simply another way of selling cards and gifts but we all have a relationship with the man who is Dad to us.  How lovely to see the obvious love, respect and companionship between a father and his daughter or son.  There is nothing sadder than the deterioration of a relationship between a parent and a child so here are a few tips:

 

             GIVE TIME – for children love is spelled T-I-M-E.

 

             LISTEN – Don’t worry that they never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you.

 

             PUT YOUR HEART – into parenthood

 

             GIVE WHAT A CHILD NEEDS – Children benefit from warm, nurturing fathers who play with them and take an interest in their friends.  

 

             TEACH THEM TO BE OPEN-MINDED – every bigot was once a child free from prejudice.

 

             LET THEM MAKE MISTAKES - a parent’s job isn’t to limit but to help a child to cope with reality.

 

             SHOW THEM HOW TO BE GENEROUS – give to the poor and they will learn to do the same. The best model for being a good father is God our loving Father, who is Father to us all.  We pray on this special Sunday that He will bless, love and support all Dad’s this Sunday and always.  May He guide and bless them in their vocation as Dads.  Our prayerful blessings and prayers to all our Dads on this Father’s Day.

 

HELPING HAND FROM A DAD

 

A Dad and his son were on a sponsored walk at one point on the route the road rose steeply – a real climb lay ahead.  Would his little son manage?  Dad strode on ahead and with an encouraging smile stretched out his hand to his son and pulled him on and upwards.  This is surely a father’s role – to go in front and stretch out a helping hand.  P.S.  A gift and blessing for all Dad’s who will be at weekend Masses.

 

A FAMILY JOURNEY TO CROKE PARK IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY:  This article written by Aileen

 

Murphy, of the Pastoral Centre appears in the Irish Catholic this week.  Well worth a read.  Well done to

 

Aileen as she reminds us that we have 68 days to go to the Pope’s visit.  www.irishcatholic.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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          9th          7.30pm                John Kearney, The Village & his parents Dan & Bridie

 

 

 

                                OUR CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION WITH OUR FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS

 

At the request of the parents, I am delighted to facilitate our First Holy Communion classes of 2018 with a Corpus Christi Procession after our Vigil Mass this Saturday evening.  The route will be as follows:  We will go in procession led by the Communion children out the main door of the Church, Village bound to Brosnan’s corner, turning down to the Presbytery car park.   At this point, there will be a few moments to pray and reflect on the beautiful gift of Holy Communion.  We bless those who made their First Holy Communion this year.  The procession continues down the Presbytery path behind Murhur NS and in the side door of the Church, concluding with Benediction.  To facilitate this procession and to ensure as many as possible walk with the children in this procession, there will be no Sermon.   I envisage to be finished by 8.15/8.20.  It would be absolutely fantastic and so encouraging to our First Holy Communicants and their families if as many as possible could come on this procession.  I apologise for the short notice but trying to facilitate as many children as possible to take part in this special procession meant that this date was most suitable.  It’s an ideal opportunity for us to be thankful to almighty God for the recent spell of fabulous weather which has given everyone a huge uplift.  Our prayers during the awful spell of weather have indeed been answered.   This procession (walk of witness) is a lovely opportunity to show our appreciation to almighty God.   Sincere thanks to the parents from both schools who have organised this procession and who have prepared the children for it.  

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun     10th   10.00am      Nancy & Denny Flaherty, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Nenagh (Rec Dec) 

 

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

 

Mon      11th         7.30pm               Bernie O’Connor, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

Sat          16th         5.00pm               Bikers Mass, All welcome, (please note time)

 

                                  7.30pm               Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Sun        17th        11.00am              Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna Families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Sunday 17th June 

 

Sun        17th         10.00am             The Cronin Family, Knockanure Village

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  10am – 2pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION - WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:  will be taken up at all Masses next weekend

 

16th/17th June.  Our Bishop Ray has asked that we be exceptionally generous to this collection.  He writes ……. “I ask you to consider being especially generous to this collection. With the visit of Pope Francis and the need to plan to accommodate over half a million at the final Mass - costs are enormous. A figure of twenty million euros is being mentioned. It is vital that each diocese makes a significant contribution”. PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Brenda & Gabriel Fitzmaurice & Family, Aughrim on the death of Brenda’s uncle John Coolahan, l/o Dublin & Tarbert whose funeral took place in Tarbert on Thursday.  May John Rest gently. P.S:  If any parishioners have relatives that they would like to have prayers offered for please contact the Parish Office no later than 11am on Thursday’s.  Thank you.

 

ALL WEEK LONG THE TALK IN MOYVANE IS ENGLISH

 

What an absolutely incredible concert we were treated to on Tuesday last 5th June, with the talented and extremely gifted Michael English and his fabulous band.  From the first moment that the crew and Michael himself arrived into the Church of the Assumption Moyvane until they left us after mid-night, they brought such reverence, respect and courtesy to the house of God.  How refreshing to find one of Ireland’s top entertainers communicate so beautifully about his family and the role his faith and the Church played in his upbringing.  His first introduction to singing and music was his involvement in his own parish choir, as young as so many in Tara’s junior choir here in our own parish.  He told us that his Dad is a gifted musician who still plays music in the family home each evening after his loving Mum has viewed the soaps.  His choice of material was absolutely superb it was both reflective, spiritual and represented the wide repertoire of excellent country & western songs that he sings so majestically.  He was exceptionally generous with his time and was so pleasant with all who called on him for autographs and photographs.  He is a gifted communicator and he does it with such pleasantness that he is a joy to behold.  On your behalf, I wish to thank Michael & his excellent musicians and those involved in lighting, stage set up, Denise in PR and manager Damien for all their great help prior to the concert.   You gave all of us who were present a night to remember.  Thank you so very much.  A massive thank you to all in the parish and outside the parish who willingly and generously helped with organising the smooth running of the concert.  I encourage you to be aware of and support our generous sponsors who donated fabulous prizes.  Locally they are Holly’s Gala, Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Stacks Butchers, David Brassil Agricultural Contractor.  In Listowel Carroll’s Hardware, The Hair Gallery & O’Connell’s Décor & Lynch’s Oil

 

Ballybunion.   Outside the North Kerry area The Westbury Hotel, Balfe Street, Dublin 2.  Irish Ferries, Dublin 1, The Oaks Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney & O’Keeffe’s Marquees, Rathmore.   All prizes have been claimed & congratulations to all our winners.  

 

SACRED HEART – HEART OF LOVE

 

I have always appreciated a remark or compliment with the words “Fr you have a great heart”.  Perhaps this influenced my great love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  I believe that it makes divine love human, interprets divine love in human language and speaks in terms of our human experience.  God has individual concern for me, and for each and every one of us irrespective of any weaknesses or shortcomings.  We all are the object of God’s unlimited love.   Vulnerability goes with love.  We have many examples from the life of Jesus… the ingratitude of the nine lepers and Jesus’ tears at the death of His great friend Lazarus.  June the month of the Sacred Heart brings us to the first principle of spiritual life – God’s tremendous love for each and every one of us.  I pray and hope that we will always be conscious of this love, inspired and consoled by it……… and challenged to spread this love in our parish and all around.            

 

NOTICES

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK FOR THE PARISHES OF MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE TARBERT:  takes place this year on Wednesday 4th July.  Bus leaves Knockanure 7.30am, Moyvane 7.35am, Tarbert 7.45am.

 

Contact Margaret: 087/ 2976304 or Nuala at: 068/36166. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you to communicate effectively with others.  Friday 15th Sun 17th June. For info and to book an event please call 066/7134276.

 

TIDY TOWNS:  time is upon us!  Adjudication can take place anytime during the coming months.  We need your continued help to improve the overall appearance of the village.  We are having a clean-up next Wednesday evening June 13th at 7.30pm.  Meet at Noel Stacks.  Please come along and help it would be greatly appreciated. LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY ALZHIMERS SOCIETY:  last weekend’s Church Gate collection raised €178.35 in Knockanure and €513.38 in Moyvane.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday June 12th at 12.30pm.

 

CONTINUAL BLESSINGS & ENCOURAGEMENT ON THOSE DOING EXAMS:  As our students continue their exams this week I invite you to pray this prayer daily throughout this week: 

 

Lord pour out your Spirit of Wisdom on me.  Help me to remain calm to attend carefully to the questions asked,  to think clearly, to remember accurately and to express myself well. Grant that I may reflect the best of the work I have done, and the best of the teaching I have received.

 

Help me not to become unduly stressed.  Lord I place all my trust in you.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    9th       17th  June      

 

Saturday

 

9th         Margaret  Broderick, Inch, Months Mind / Pat McElligott, Convent St. /

 

 Esther McAuliffe, Church St. /

 

John O Sullivan, Banemore /

 

Betty Quille, Church St. /

 

Michael Canavan, O’Connell’s Ave. / Mickey & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig / Tommy & Bridget Hannon, Courthouse Rd.                6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

10th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Ellen & Denis Daly, Michael & Eileen Day, Denis, Kitty & Johnny Daly, Mary & Pat O Donoghue, Noreen Daly & Baby Helen Daly Knockane          11.30am

 

Mon 11th                            10.30am

 

Tues 12th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 13th                                                           Sean Browne, Ennismore             10.30am

 

Thurs 14th                                           Maurice Kelly, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Ann.               10.30am

 

 Fri. 15th                                  10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

16th                       Angela Quinlan, Coolnaleen Upper, Months Mind /

 

Con & Rose Lynch, Moyvane      10.30am

 

                William & Margaret Guiney, Coolaclarig /

 

Sam & Hannah Tarrant, Craughatoosane /

 

Siobhan Boyle, Belfast   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

17th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Con Barrett, Gortnaminch /

 

Eileen O Sullivan               11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday June , 10th 

 

Fr. Hanafin, 087-8341083  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Bridget O Brien, Feale Drive.

 

Bridget Della Shannon nee Molyneaux, died in New York late of Lyreacrompane.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Kathleen O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. / Teresa Sweeney, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

PARISH CEMETERY MASSES JUNE 2018 St. Michaels, Tuesday,  26th. St. John Paul 11 Wednesday, 27th.  Finuge, Thursday, 28th . All at 8.00 p.m.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 11th  at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet at the Presbytery on Tuesday 12th June at 8pm. All members are asked to attend.

 

KERRY DIOCESE HELPING FINANCE WMF 2018 The final collection to help finance the World Meeting of Families will be taken up at all Masses next  weekend (June 16th & 17th.  Bishop Ray wishes to  thank you for your generous contribution to the previous collections.’ I ask you to consider being especially generous to this collection. With the visit of Pope Francis and the need to plan to accommodate over half a million at the final Mass (hopefully huge numbers from our diocese will be present), costs are enormous. A figure of twenty million Euro is being mentioned. It is vital that each diocese makes a significant contribution. You can donate via the Masses on that weekend or you might consider putting your contribution in an envelope and marking it WMF 2018and bringing it with you to church any weekend. This collection deserves a special effort on all our parts. In hosting WMF 2018 Ireland is doing a great service for the whole Church and the world, reminding us all in the words of Pope Saint John Paul: “The future of humanity passes by way of marriage and the family”.  Bishop Ray                               

 

TRIP TO POLAND JULY 2018 There will be a pre-parish pilgrimage to Poland  meeting next Thursday 14th June in the parish meeting room starting 7pm.  Important note don't forget to order your polish currency Zloty,  it takes two weeks for banks to get this currency.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2017-18

 

Our Annual Newsletter recording some of the events and happening in our Parish over the past 12 months is published this weekend. It gives a brief account of the work of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), the Finance Council, the Liturgy Group and the various groups which work very effectively in our Parish. Also included is a list of baptisms, funerals and weddings which took place in our Parish during the year 2017. And a statement of income and expenditure as produced by our Parish Finance Council... We do have a great Parish and it is only when you start listing them that you can really appreciate the great work being done. .Well done to all involved. The booklet is available at the back of the church this weekend and also at the Parish Office.

 

 

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you to communicate effectively with others.  Friday 15th - Sun 17th June. For info and to book an event please call 0667134276

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: PARISH SOCIAL “THANK YOU’ NIGHT TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS”

 

Ministers of the Eucharist, Mass Readers & Student Readers,  Parish Choir, Parish Folk Group, Altar Servers, Pastoral Council and Liturgy Group, Finance Council, Children’s Liturgy Group,  Child Protection Committee, Parish Sacristan’s, Parish Secretary, Baptism & Funeral Teams, Church Cleaners, Collectors and Counters and 1st Friday Cuppa Ladies, will take place in the  Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday 29th  June  at 8.00pm.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL LITURGY GROUP wishes to sincerely thank you to everyone who gave so generously to their Church gate collection last weekend amount raised €1,073.20

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

KDYS LISTOWEL is holding a Table Quiz Friday 15th July @ 9pm in Christy’s The Well, Listowel. Come along & support this local service. 4 members per team €20 per table. Prizes for winning team & spot prizes on the night. Light refreshments and live music.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: After a very successful year, Listowel Toastmasters are finishing up for the summer break with an open night at John B Keane’s bar in William Street on Thursday, June 14th at 8pm. Everyone is welcome on the night whether you are a member, guest or just interested in finding out what Toastmasters is all about. Don’t miss another great night!

 

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday June 12 at 12.30 at Listowel Family Resource Centre.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE is delighted to announce a new initiative Social Prescribing for adults over the age of 18. If you or someone you know has low self-esteem/confidence, is lonely, feeling isolated, need to meet new people or need support in their well-being and health then please feel free to contact or Social Prescribing Service in Listowel Family Resource Centre on (068) 23584/ (087) 4132 521.

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2018 -  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Open to Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info call 089 239 8900 or here:  www.bookwhen.com/autismcork