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. Pentecost Sunday.

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 19th & 20th May

 

MOYVANE                          Sat          19th        7.30pm                Maud Carmody (née Kissane) Meen, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun        20th  10.00am    Nancy, Jack, Josie & Ruby McMahon, Kilmorna & USA

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Deceased of the Carmody Family, Ahalahana

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Moyvane 21st to Sunday 27th May

 

Mon      21st    7.30pm     Maura O’Connor, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Wed  23rd   7.30pm         Exam Mass – Junior & Leaving Cert

 

Fri           25th   7.30pm     Nora & Jack Walsh, Leitrim East & Nora’s brother

 

                                                                Michael Mulvihill

 

Sat          26th   11.00am   First Holy Communion – Murhur N.S.

 

                                 7.30pm                Mary Stack, Glenalappa (1st Anni)

 

Sun 27th  11.00am Jim Fitzgerald, Lower Aughrim (Months Mind) Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: 

 

Sun        27th  10.00am    Norah Kelly (née Kennelly), Mary Rose Kennelly & 

 

                                                                sister-in-law Lorraine Kennelly

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 2pm. LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS: Offertory €1443.05; Shrines Knockanure €20.90; Dues €100. 

 

Very many thanks for your continual generosity.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses this weekend 19th / 20th for the Education of Clergy.

 

ROSARY:  at Our Lady’s Grotto in Moyvane every Tuesday for the month of May at 7.15pm.  All welcome. PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Valerie & Damien Stack & Family, Bunayara, Listowel & the Quinlan Family, Coolnaleen, Listowel on the death of their mother Angela whose funeral took place on Wednesday in Listowel. 

 

May Angela enjoy eternal rest with all who have predeceased her in her loving family.  May she Rest In Peace. ARD CURAM DAY CARE CENTRE – LISTOWEL: Would you like to join a New Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to both men and women. Starting Monday May 28th, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.  Contact Mairead Hanlon on 086/8696341 for further information.

 

TARBERT PARISH MISSION:  There will be a Parish Mission in honour of Our Lady this coming week from 21st to 26th May.  Mass & Benediction each evening with a guest speaker providing the homily.  Guest speakers are – Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Seán Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh.

 

BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS AND CONGRATULATIONS:  Josie Clancy, Knockanure, born on 18th May 1928, celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends.  Continued blessings and good wishes to Josie who is a very special parishioner to us.  It was great to have her older sister Mary Aherne, Athea,  at our specially concelebrated Mass to honour her ninety years.   Prayers and blessings to her other sisters Sr. Cyprian who resides in Birmingham and her younger sister Chris who is in Long Island, New York.   Our prayers for her late husband Jerry and her sister Peg.  May the aforementioned rest lovingly in the presence of the Lord. 

 

Continued blessings and joy to Josie and Happy Birthday.

 

GREAT RAFFLE AT MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT: Here are a selection of the prizes that can be won at the Concert.   Order of prizes will be given later but they include to date:  

 

                Irish Ferries return crossing to Britain for one car and four passengers.  

 

                Trailer of this year’s turf                                               

 

                14 bales of fodder baled this year

 

                Patio Set 

 

                Many vouchers including    Home heating oil    Gala    Hotels    Butchers   Hair Salon                                     

 

WHAT WILL MATTER?

 

Ready or not, some day all will come to an end.  There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.  All the things you collected whether treasured or forgotten will pass to somebody else.  Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.  It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.  Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will disappear.  So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and todo list will expire.  The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.  It won’t matter where you came from or what area you lived in.  It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.  Even your gender and skin colour will be irrelevant.  So what will matter?  How will the value of your days be measured?  What will matter is not what you bought but what you built.  Not what you got but what you gave.  What will matter is not your success but your significance.  What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.  What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.  What will matter is not you competence but your character.  What will matter is not how many people you knew but who will feel a lasting loss when you are gone.  What will matter is not your memories but the memories of those who loved you.  What will matter is how long you will be remembered by whom and for what.  Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.  It’s not a matter of circumstance but choice.  Choose a life that matters.  Over to you!

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE YOU WILL EVER BE ASKED TO MAKE

 

On Friday next the 25th all of us with the right to vote will have to make the decision whether to retain or repeal the 8th Amendment.  It will probably be the most important vote any of us will ever be asked to make Article 40 of our Constitution has the ‘Personal Rights’ and is situated in a section entitled ‘Fundamental Rights’.  The deletion or amendment of Article 40 – 3.3 will withdraw the right to life from some categories of unborn children.  To do so will radically change the principle for all unborn children and indeed for all of us, that the right to life is a fundamental human right.  The Church believes that the distinct identity of a human individual is present once conception has taken place.  Everything else is simply the process of growth and development of a person who has already embarked on the journey of life. 

 

The issue of ‘choice’ is central to the public discourse on the 8th Amendment, the right of the mother to choose an abortion or not.  The mother’s choice is fundamental and has to be respected, but we must consider and ask the question whether the baby in the womb who is without a voice, should also have a choice about life? On Friday 25th we will be left with a choice, to retain or repeal the 8th Amendment.  Choice is never easy and Robert Frost’s poem comes to mind entitled “THE ROAD NOT TAKEN” The last verse goes as follows:

 

                “I shall be telling this with a sigh               

 

 somewhere ages and ages hence:           

 

Two roads diverged in a wood and I       

 

 took the one less travelled by,

 

                 and that has made all the difference”

 

The road we choose on the 25th has the power to make all the difference.  May the Lord guide all of us with His wisdom and love to choose the right road. 

 

PENTECOST

 

The word ‘Pentecost’ means ‘fiftieth day’ was the name given to the Feast of Weeks in the Jewish calendar because it fell on the fiftieth day after the Passover.  In the Christian tradition, it was applied to the Feast of the decent of the Holy Spirit because this event is portrayed as occurring fifty days after Easter Sunday.  After Easter it has been described as the second festival of the Church.  Pentecost marks the close of Eastertide.  ‘Come Holy Spirit’ where truth, love, goodness, peace, kindness, wisdom, courage, patience and many other of his fruits are present.  There the Holy Spirit is active.  May He continue to bless us.

 

NOTICES

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL REUNION:  Calling all students who started first year in September of 1976 for a get together in October .  All interested please contact Frances Mulvihill Leahy 086/0662189. LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: A Women’s Peer Support Group - How to look after your Emotions Meetings take place on 2nd & 4th Thursday of Every Month7.30 – 8.30 p.m.  Contact Bridie 068-23584.

 

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE:  Fr. Pat Crean Lynch is having a Novena to Padre Pio for life from Thursday 17th May to 25th May in his Parish of Spa Churchill. The weekday Masses/Novena is at 7.30pm in Fenit and at the weekend Mass in Churchill 7.30pm and on Sunday at 9.30am in Fenit and 11.30am in Churchill.  

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel News

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    19th     27th  May     

 

Saturday

 

      19th                 Kathleen Hussey, Knockroe Drive, 1st Ann. / Eileen Doyle, Fourhane /

 

Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /

 

Jane & Paddy Barry & Deceased Family, Dirha/ John P. McGrath, Coolaclarig        6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

20th                       Peg Boland, Market Street / Mary Anne Murphy, Billerough, & Aine Hennessy, Killocrim, Birthday Remembrance  9.00am

 

                Hannora Brown, Charles St., Months Mind / Daniel Allen & Deceased Family, Moyvane & Listowel / Special Intention             11.30am

 

Mon 21st                             10.30am

 

Tues 22nd           Special Intention /

 

Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara          10.30am

 

Wed 23rd                                                            James, Mike Joe & Con Barrett, Ennismore & Gortnaminch          10.30am

 

Thurs 24th                                                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 25th               Michael McElligott, Clieveragh      10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

26th                       Annie & Walter Fitzell, Listowel 10.30am

 

                 Alfe Neville, Bedford /

 

Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

 

Dan Hayes, Bridge Rd. & Deceased Family / John, Lil, Sean & Tom Carmody, & Deceased Family, Clountubrid       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

27th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Hannah Murphy, Behins, Months Mind /

 

Robert Twomey, Ballahadigue /

 

John M. O’Connor, Market St. & Clieveragh Park               11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday May ,20th

 

Fr. Mce. Brick, 087-947317  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

FUNERALS Phil Walsh nee Duggan Dirha West, Reposing in Carroll’s Funeral Home Sunday 5-7 arriving to the Church 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.30 burial in St. John Paul II  Cemetery.

 

 

 

Jason Barry, O’Connell’s Ave. & England reposing Lyons Monday 5.30-7 arriving to the Church 7.30pm Requiem Mass Tuesday 11.30 burial in St. John Paul II Cemetery. 

 

RECENT DEATHS Angela Quinlan, Tanavalla.

 

Fr. Roger Duggan M.S.C., Sacred Heart Mission, Cork.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Bride O Riordan, Gortacrissane / Rosie Nilhill, Strand Rd., Tralee.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN  COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND after Holy Communion for the Annual  Collection - Education of our Seminarians & Clergy.

 

BISHOP RAY SAYS THANKS TO YOU ALL: 

 

‘I thank the people and parishes of our diocese for the positive response I received to my Pastoral Message released two weeks ago. I am full of admiration for all who are involved in campaigning for the right to life of the unborn child. Also thanks to everyone for debating and discussing the issue gently, respectfully and sensitively.  In recent weeks my thoughts have returned again and again to what “Doctors for Life” are saying. I believe it contains the key to this Referendum:                        “In every case I am dealing with two patients, the pregnant woman and the unborn child. Both are my patients. I cannot be involved in the death of one of them. Termination of pregnancy is not health care.” If the Referendum is passed the government’s proposed legislation is extreme. I believe it will introduce a system similar to Britain where many claim that 90% of babies aborted are healthy babies. I am voting ‘NO’ next Friday. I encourage, you to do the same. Please pray that the people of our country will choose to vote ‘NO’, thus honouring and defending the life of every unborn child.  I conclude with the words of Pope Francis:   “no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate the life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb”.   Bishop Ray Browne Diocese of Kerry  - Pentecost Sunday 2018

 

GROTTO ROSARYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY Killocrim,   25th May. Finuge, every Monday evening at 8pm. O’Connell’s Ave., every Sunday evening at 6pm.     

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place after the Vigil Mass on Saturday, 26th May starting  at the Church and ending in  the grounds of St. Michaels College with Benediction.

 

EXAMINATION MASS will be incorporated into our Vigil Saturday night Mass on the Saturday before the Exams ( June 2nd) 6.15 p.m.

 

PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2018

 

St. Michaels Cemetery, Tuesday, June 26th at 8.00 p.m.

 

St. John Paul 11 Cemetery Wednesday, June 27th at 8.00 p.m.

 

Finuge Cemetery, Thursday, June 28th at 8.00 p.m.

 

ANNUAL PARISH GET TOGETHER: for all the ministries involved in our Parish: will take place at Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday, 29th June  beginning with Mass  at 8.00 p.m.. More details later.

 

CHOOSE LIFE:  Again, we bring your attention to the final Issue of the weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. Some issues are also  available at the back of the Church or www.doceseofkerry.ie 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Guided Holy Hour & Mass - New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church announced by Pope Francis - Celebrant: Fr. Sean Sheehy Ardfert Retreat Centre - Monday May 21st  - 11am to 2pm. Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well being. Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Betty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105.  Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4.00pm. Phone 0667134276.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC Will take place in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd May from 5pm. to 8pm.

 

RAS CYCLE RACE will finish in Market St. Tues. 22nd May between 2 – 4pm. it will come in from Ballybunion, Convent Cross. Traffic restrictions from 1 to 4pm. Also RAS will start Wed. in the Square parking restriction from 8am to 11am. Thank you for you co-operation.

 

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL is holding a public consultation day regarding the proposed North Kerry Greenway – Listowel to County Bounds (Sluicequarter).  Thursday 24th May 11am. to 8pm. in the Greenville Room, Listowel Arms Hotel. Maps of the route of the proposed greenway will be on display for inspection throughout the day.

 

LISTOWEL WRITERS’ WEEK 2018 takes place 30th May to 3rd June. The 5 day festival includes 70 events with 130 writers and performers. Bookings/enquiries can be made at www.writersweek.ie or by contacting Máire or Eilish on 21074

 

BOOK LAUNCH JOHN MORIARTY by Mary McGillicuddy, proceeds to Hope Guatemala price €20. To be launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice on 1st June at 7.30pm. in St. Michael College.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN A NEW CHOIR FOR OVER 50'S IN NORTH KERRY, open to both men and women. Starting Monday May 28th, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Choir Director:   Mary Culloty. Contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for further information.

 

ST. JOHN’S BALLYBUNION CEMETERY MASS Will take place on Friday  8th June at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

DAY OF PRAYER FOR LIFE on Sunday May 20th in St Brendan's Church Curraheen Pentecost Sunday Mass at 11am followed by Adoration from 12 noon to 6pm with Evening Prayer at 5.30

 

Please join us Fr. Francis Nolan.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host the following events for Writers week 2018:Thursday May 31st: 11.00 AM - 120.30 PM

 

Winners readings from the Pigott Poetry Prize and The Kerry Group Novel of the year. Thursday May 31st 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM

 

Wild Voices Salon Both Free Events All welcome.

 

KDYS LISTOWEL is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects/programmes. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.

 

If you are interested & would like more info please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS Meet new people, gain more confidence and better conversation skills at Listowel Toastmasters. Our last meeting before the summer break is this Thursday, May 24th at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. All welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sat          12th       11.00am               First Holy Communion – Scoil Chorp Chríost

 

MOYVANE:                                                          7.30pm                Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun                        th

 

13           10.00am               Martha O’Sullivan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

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

 

                                                                                Foley & O’Connor families

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Moyvane 14th to Sunday 20th May Mon 14th   7.30pm A Mass of Blessing & Healing for all women wounded     & anxious with regard to the Cervical Cancer tests.

 

Tues 15th             7.30pm                Mike Dore, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Wed  16th  10.00am        Tess Ryan (Rec Dec) –FEAST OF ST. BRENDAN

 

Thurs 17th            7.30pm                James & Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Sat          19th        7.30pm                Maud Carmody (née Kissane), Meen, Listowel (Rec Dec)                    8.30pm – 10pm Eucharistic Adoration - many Parishioners have asked

 

                                                           for this and it will give us a chance to pray and reflect                                                           on the upcoming Referendum.

 

Sun        20th  11.00am    Deceased of the Carmody Family, Ahalahana

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May

 

Fri           18th   8.30pm     Teresa Kennelly, Lissaniska, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

                                                                (please note time)

 

Sun        20th  10.00am    Nancy, Jack, Josie & Ruby McMahon, Kilmorna & USA

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 19th / 20th for the Education of Clergy.

 

ROSARY:  at Our Lady’s Grotto in Moyvane every Tuesday for the month of May at 7.15pm.  All welcome.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  Prayers have been requested for Betty Bowler, Duagh whose funeral took place on Thursday in Duagh.   Sympathy to her son Eddie & Bríd & the Bowler family.  Also to Julia & Eddie Stack & Family on the death of Julia’s niece Mary Malone, Ardagh whose funeral took place last Tuesday.  

 

May Betty & Mary Rest In Peace.

 

ARDFER RETREAT CENTRE: Guided Holy Hour & Mass - New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church announced by Pope Francis - Celebrant: Fr. Seán Sheehy on Monday May 21st - 11am to 2pm.

 

DIOCESE OF KERRY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Annual Retreat on Thursday 31st May in Ardfert Retreat Centre from 9.30am to 3.30pm.  All welcome.  Contact Margaret on 087/2976304. 

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ:  The pilgrimage will take place from Sunday, July 1st to

 

Sunday, July 8th 2018.   Contact Tomás Kenny on 086/ 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  YOUTH MINISTRY COURSE 2018/19: This course is aimed at adults (over 21 years), volunteers or professionals interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other setting.  The course will begin on Wednesday October 23rd and will be held over 18 nights, (9 nights before Christmas and 9 nights in the spring) in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.  Brochures available at the back of the Church or contact Tomás Kenny on 086/3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for information.

 

REFERENDUM INFORMATION EVENING: On Sunday 13th May at 7pm  with speakers including Barrister Ben O'Flionn, Declan Ganley and Dr. Siobhan Crowley in the Killarney Heights Hotel. All are welcome.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES - LATEST UPDATE

 

 Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August

 

Pope Francis will preside at the Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park.

 

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

 

             It is a free event. 

 

             The venue can accommodate 500,000 people. 

 

             Involves 3-5km 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)

 

             At all Masses this weekend we will have a show of hands with regards to how many tickets we need to apply for – transport etc.  Will explain at Masses.

 

             Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August

 

Pope Francis will be in attendance. This is an evening concert of music and dance, celebrating family life across the world and including five families who will share their faith. Photo identification + ticket will be required to access the venue.  To guarantee your ticket for this event please register for one of the days at the RDS Congress (see below)

 

             RDS Congress on Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August

 

Pope Francis will not be in attendance. The Congress programme includes presentations from keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and prayer experiences. There are designated daily programmes for young people (13-17 years) and children (4-12 years). You can register as a daily participant or for the three-day event online: https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Congress    This includes a ticket to the Festival of Families AND to the Closing Mass. Online Registration for this event is  OPEN Cost: €68 Congress or €38 per day / Children free* must be accompanied

 

             Opening Mass in Killarney on Tuesday 21st August

 

Opening Mass of the World Meeting of Families will take place in each Diocese.  In our Diocese this Mass is @

 

6.15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.  Special items to mark World Meeting of Families in the Parish Office  5 Ways to pray for (and with) your family May 9th and 10th 

 

Wednesday May 9th @10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Killarney

 

Thursday May 10th @10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee

 

As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!  Further details from aileenmurphy@dioceseofkerry.ie 086/3880039

 

NOTICES:

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  Quite a good response this week to the sale of tickets.  Please note tickets are available from Holly’s Gala, Mary at the Post Office, Stack Butchers, Hannah Enright, Bobby Stack.   There is a special number in operation from 10am to 7pm daily if you wish to purchase or reserve tickets.  The number is 085/8110770.  Very many thanks to all who are helping with the ticket sales.  There will be a super raffle on the night with exquisite prizes.  Full details in next week’s newsletter.

 

KDYS LISTOWEL:  is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects & programmes. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.  If you are interested please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL:  is turning 75! We are looking for past pupils, stories and photographs (which will be scanned and returned). Please join us for a media day on Friday 18th May at 2pm ahead of the publication of the book in the Autumn.

 

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS:  on Tuesday 15th of May with a 5:15 pm registration for a 5:30pm start in the Moyvane GAA field.  All welcome.  (must have a Moyvane,Knockanure or Kilmorna address to participate). LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course Monday 14th  & 21st  May 10.30 - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    12th     20th  May     

 

Saturday

 

      12th                 Danny Barrett, Clieveragh & Ballygologue Pk. / Lena & John Mulvihill, Kilarda /

 

Maurice & Lena Hannon, The Square /

 

Mary Sheehan, Hawthorn Drive                6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

13th                       Jeremiah & John Scannell, Dromin /

 

Tom O Connor, Bunagara             9.00am

 

                Liam O Driscoll, Feale Drive / Michael Dowling, Derry /Peter Dowling, Woodford Lodge   11.30am

 

Mon 14th            John Guiney, Charles St. & Deceased Family Members, Moyvane /

 

Geg Sheehy, Birthday Remembrance     10.30am

 

Tues 15th            Special Intention / Mary Mulvihill, Market St       10.30am

 

Wed 16th                                                            Feast of St. Brendan Patron of  Diocese

 

Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Road /

 

Eileen O Callaghan, Ennismore   10.30am

 

Thurs 17th                                                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 18th                                  10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

19th                       Sean O Sullivan, Market St. /

 

Mairead Holly & Joe Lynch, Listowel        10.30am

 

                Nano Nagle 1st Holy Communion,

 

Hospital Chapel 2.30pm

 

                Kathleen Hussey, Knockroe Drive, 1st Ann. / Eileen Doyle, Fourhane /

 

Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /

 

Jane & Paddy Barry & Deceased Family, Dirha/ John P. McGrath, Coolaclarig        Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

20th       Peg Boland, Market Street / Mary Anne Murphy, Billerough, & Aine Hennessy, Killocrim, Birthday Remembrance 9.00am

 

                Hannora Brown, Charles St., Months Mind           11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday May ,13th

 

Fr. Mce. Brick, 087-947317  (emergencies only)

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Bridie Halpin, Gortcreen / Bridie O Driscoll, Dirha / Alice Forbes nee Hartnett, England & Killocrim.

 

RECENT DEATHS Margaret Broderick, Inch East, Listowel.

 

CHOOSE LIFE:  Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 13 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available at the back of the Church or website       

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PARISH FIRST HOLY COMMUNION THIS WEEKEND:   We congratulate our children who received their First Holy Communion this weekend here in the Parish. Thanks to their parents and teachers. First Holy Communion Day for Nano Nagle School will take place in the Hospital  Chapel on Saturday next (May 19th ) at 2.30 p.m. Wishing you all well!

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING  DATES IN YOUR DIARY:

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place after the Vigil Mass on Saturday, 26th May starting  at the Church and ending in  the grounds of St. Michaels College with Benediction.

 

EXAMINATION MASS will be incorporated into our Vigil Saturday night Mass on the Saturday before the Exams ( June 2nd) 6.15 p.m.

 

PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2018

 

St. Michaels Cemetery, Tuesday, June 26th at 8.00 p.m.

 

St. John Paul 11 Cemetery Wednesday, June 27th at 8.00 p.m.

 

Finuge Cemetery, Thursday, June 28th at 8.00 p.m.

 

ANNUAL PARISH GET TOGETHER: for all the ministries involved in our Parish: will take place at Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday, 29th June  beginning with Mass  at 8.00 p.m.. More details later

 

PROCESSION MEETING Our Parish Liturgy Group invite volunteers to help with our Annual  Procession taking place on Saturday, May 26th after the Vigil Mass.  A ll are invited to a short Meeting  on this Monday evening 14th May at 7pm. in the Presbytery.

 

LISTOWEL FUNERAL MINISTRY TEAMS All members who have finished their training are asked to attend a meeting on Monday night next,  14th May at 8pm. in the Presbytery.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 14th  at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

PARISH BAPTISM TEAM All members are asked to attend a meeting on Tuesday next  15th May at 8pm. in the Presbytery.

 

GROTTO ROSARYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY Killocrim,  Fri. 18th & 25th May. Finuge, every Monday evening at 8pm. O’Connell’s Ave., every Sunday evening at 6pm.             

 

FEAST OF ST. BRENDAN: Patron Saint of our Diocese is Wednesday next May 16th Please take note of Bishop Ray’s lovely message for the Feast Day in the Diocesan Web Page at www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE GRADUATION MASS: Fri  next, May 18th

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL is turning 75! We are looking for past pupils, stories and photographs (which will be scanned and returned). Please join us for a media day on Friday 18th May at 2.00p.m. ahead of the publication of the book in the Autumn.

 

DIOCESAN  COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND after Holy Communion for the Annual  Collection - Education of our Seminarians & Clergy

 

UP DATE ON WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES NEXT AUGUST:

 

Papal Mass in Phoenix Park    Sunday 26th August

 

Pope Francis will preside at the Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park.

 

Ticketing is a two-step process:  1. Registration (opening soon)   2. Print tickets at a later date.   This is available to parishes / individuals. It is a free event.  The venue can accommodate 500,000 people.

 

Involves 3-5km 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) Parishes / Pastoral Areas to arrange transport. Book your bus / train asap.More details on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Festival of Families in Croke Park Saturday 25th August

 

Pope Francis will be in attendance. This is an evening concert of music and dance, celebrating family life across the world and including five families who will share their faith. Photo identification + ticket will be required to access the venue. To guarantee your ticket for this event please register for one of the days at the RDS Congress (see below)

 

RDS Congress    Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August

 

Pope Francis will not be in attendance. The Congress programme includes presentations from keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and prayer experiences. There are designated daily programmes for young people (13-17 years) and children (4-12 years). You can register as a daily participant or for the three-day event online: https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Congress    This includes a ticket to the Festival of Families AND to the Closing Mass. Online Registration for this event is  OPEN Cost: €68 Congress or €38 per day / Children free* must be accompanied

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL is holding a public consultation day regarding the proposed North Kerry Greenway – Listowel to County Bounds (Sluicequarter).  Thursday 24th May 11am. to 8pm. in the Greenville Room, Listowel Arms Hotel. Maps of the route of the proposed greenway will be on display for inspection throughout the day.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY COMMITTEE A.G.M. at St. Patrick’s Hall on Tuesday 15th May at 7.30pm. New members needed to help maintain the cemetery. Further info: Chairman on 0872536120.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Guided Holy Hour & Mass - New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church announced by Pope Francis - Celebrant: Fr. Sean Sheehy Ardfert Retreat Centre - Monday May 21st  - 11am to 2pm.

 

24 HOURS ADORATION 12/13th May there will be 24 hours adoration for life and for Ireland's decision in the referendum in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney  after 7.30pm  vigil Mass until 6pm on Sunday May 13th. On Sunday 13th May at 7pm there will be a Referendum Information Evening with speakers including Barrister Ben O'Flionn, Declan Ganley and Dr. Siobhan Crowley in the Killarney Heights Hotel.  All are welcome to attend this event which is supported by Kerry Right To Life.

 

CERTIFIED PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID FOR BABIES, two day course Monday 14th & 21st May 10.30 - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584. Well Being & Personal Development for Men SHEP course continues every Monday 2pm - 5pm. A weekly contribution of €3 applies. Contact Toni 068-23584.

 

CORTAGLANNA COMMEMORATION The Annual Gortaglanna Commemoration takes please Saturday May 12th at 7.30pm. Assemble at cross road.

 

KDYS LISTOWEL is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects/programmes. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.

 

If you are interested & would like more info please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets €30 in Listowel Parish Office.

 

KILLARNEY DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP have the HSE Dietitian Ciara McGowan speaking on Wednesday the 16th May 2018 In The Deerhunter Suite  at the Dromhall Hotel at 8pm. Questions and answers with tea and coffee afterwards.

 

All welcome. bring a friend

 

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.   Enjoy Easter Blessings – Easter Season www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            5th     7.30pm   John O’Connor (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun          6th       10.00am               Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna  (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Jerry & Jeremiah McCarthy, Gordromosillihy (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th May

 

Thurs   10th     7.30pm     Jerry Brosnan, Church Rd, at the request of the local  

 

                                Cumann Fine Gael      

 

Sat           12th   7.30pm    Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

Sun         11th  11.00am   David Foley, Kilbaha (Anni) & deceased members of the 

 

                                                                Foley & O’Connor families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May

 

Sat          12th       11.00am               First Holy Communion – Scoil Chorp Chríost Sun                13th       10.00am                 Martha O’Sullivan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:   To Gerald Kennelly & family, Ahalahana on the death of his sister Marie Kennelly, Blackrock, Co. Cork & Lisselton whose funeral took place in Cork last Monday.   Memorial Mass for Marie will be held on Monday 7th May at 11am in St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue.  To Betty Fitzgerald & family, Lower Aughrim on the sudden death of her husband Jim whose funeral took place here in the parish last Monday.  To

 

Joan Moloney & family, The Village on the death of her brother Patrick Feury, Glin whose funeral took place on Friday in Glin.  To Gerry Woods & family, Knockanure and Connie Nolan & family, Glenalappa on the death of their first cousin Bill Woods, Bronx, USA and l/o Glin whose funeral will take place in the States.  May Marie, Jim & Patrick & Bill Rest In Peace.  Masses for the aforementioned at a later date in the parish.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Self Care Day: "Tools to manage life's every day stressors".

 

Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 087/9447105.  Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May 9.30am-4.00pm. Phone 066/7134276. MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  With less than a month to go it’s all hands on deck with the final push for the tickets.  They seem to be going very well.  I would ask all those who have tickets to give us an update on how they are progressing with the sales.  Tickets are available after all weekend Masses and outside of office hours from the following number 085/8110770.   To avoid disappointment tickets can be reserved.  Concert on Tuesday 5th June, doors open at 7pm and concert at 8pm sharp.  

 

NOTICES:

 

THE GORTAGLANNA ANNUAL COMMEMORATION:  takes place on Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm.  People are asked to assemble at Mc Mahon’s Bridge.  Guest speaker Councillor Toiréasa Ferris. 

 

CLOTHING COLLECTION IN AID OF MURHUR N.S:  bags can be dropped off at the school between 9.30am & 12.30pm daily until the 9th May.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  would like to thank all those who took part in the recent county wide clean up especially the teachers and pupils of Murhur National School and all those individuals who did their own roads and own areas.  

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday May 8th at 12.30pm.  Also Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course Monday 14th & 21st  May 10.30am - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584.

 

                                         PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY

 

The right to life of the unborn child  “So great is the value of human life, and so inalienable the right to life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb, that no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate that life….”  (Pope Francis, ‘The Joy of Love’ 83)    THE REFERENDUM

 

The current Referendum campaign is causing great hurt and distress to many, many people. It involves an issue that is sensitive in the extreme. In all we say and do let us ever seek to speak and act gently, kindly and sensitively. It is very necessary that we all reflect deeply on “the right to life of an innocent child growing in its mother’s womb”. In this Pastoral Message I speak of two subjects: the fundamental right to life of the unborn child and the intention of our legislators at this time.                                               FROM CONCEPTION TO BIRTH

 

Ideally every pregnancy focuses on the gift of the child, the gift of the love given and received, and the gift of parenthood. When a couple realise that they are expecting a baby their hope is that all will go well, that they will soon have a baby in their arms. In many circumstances however pregnancy can also be a time of challenge and even crisis for parents. Fear of being unable to cope, of being isolated and in some cases of being overwhelmed, are natural and entirely understandable. All parents are deserving of every support from the state, society and their local community to help them welcome a new family member. Always when the life of the mother is at risk all assistance is given.  Modern science and medicine have revealed so much about ‘the nine month journey’ of pregnancy. By twenty eight days a tiny heartbeat can be recognised. By ten weeks the baby’s form and shape is clearly recognisable with the vital organs in place. Today we are in a position to see photographic evidence of all of this. From the earliest days, parents and healthcare professionals alike speak of expecting a baby. As Christians our conviction is that the unborn child has a right to life. Christians are not alone in this. In every country of the world huge numbers of people, people of all faiths and of none, share this conviction regarding the unborn. It is wrong to terminate life, human life. The unborn child does not just become human at birth. The right to life of the unborn child is a fundamental right. Abortion is wrong.    “Love them both” – mother and child, Standing up for and defending this right to life of the unborn child is the heart of opposition to abortion.

 

THE INTENTION OF OUR LEGISLATORS

 

Before Easter our Dáil and Seanad passed the necessary legislation for the Referendum and set Friday May 25th as the date. The Referendum proposal involves removing all protection for “the right to life of the unborn” from the Constitution and inserting the phrase “Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancy”. How could a person not but be sad to see such a phrase inserted in our Constitution? Looking at the Report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment, and also at the legislation the

 

Government has proposed if the Referendum is passed leads me to one conclusion: the majority of our TDs and Senators will support a system of abortion similar to Britain. Many of our smaller political parties and many individual TDs and Senators have repeatedly insisted that they will not rest until this is the case. 

 

In Britain, where in 1968 abortion was introduced for ‘extreme cases’ only, each year in the region of 190,000 abortions are carried out, the equivalent of one in five of all pregnancies. The choice now facing the people of Ireland is stark.

 

                                              CONCLUSION

 

The only conclusion that I personally can draw is: if Article 40.3.3 is removed from the Constitution, then within a short few years the position regarding abortion in Ireland will likely be similar to that of Britain.  I urge all citizens to think deeply about this Referendum proposal. I encourage you to vote.  I commend the work of Pro Life groups seeking to protect the right to life of the unborn child. Please give these groups what support you can. They seek to be the voice of the voiceless, a voice for unborn children.  In doing so remember that this is an issue that is sensitive in the extreme. In all we say and do let us ever seek to speak and act gently, respectfully and sensitively.  Please pray that the people of our country will choose to speak out in defence of life, the life of every innocent child growing in their mother’s womb.  Bishop Ray Browne.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS

 

 Our prayerful good wishes to the children of Scoil Chorp Chríost who will be making their First Holy Communion on Saturday next 12th at 11am in Knockanure Church. Please God the weather will be kind.  

 

First Holy Communion for the children of Murhur N.S. will be on May 26th at 11am.

 

                       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.   Enjoy Easter Blessings – Easter Season www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           28th     7.30pm Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun         29th    10.00am                 Noreen & Patrick Sweeney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni)

 

                                                                                & deceased members of the Joy family

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Monday 30th April to Sunday 6th May

 

                                                                Mon  30th   7.30pm         Denis O’Connor, Glin (Anni)

 

                                                                Tues   1st              7.00pm                First Confessions Murhur NS 

 

                                                                                                                                The twelve First Holy Communicants who will be                                                                                                                                   making their First Holy Communion in Moyvane Church                                                                                                                                  on Sat 26th May will make their First Confession at                                                                                                                   this special service.  Parents/Guardians, extended                                                                                                                            families, neighbours & friends are most welcome.

 

                                                                Wed   2nd             7.30pm                Special Intention

 

                                                                Thurs  3rd             7.30pm                Julia & Timothy O’Flaherty, Moher (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri            4th         7.30pm                Billy McDonnell, Dooncaha, Tarbert (1st Anni)

 

                                                                Sat           5th         7.30pm                John O’Connor (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun         6th        11.00am               Jerry & Jeremiah McCarthy, Gortdromosillihy (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 6th May 

 

                                                                Sun         6th         10.00am              Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                                 

 

                                 

 

                                 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  It was decided at the meeting held last Monday night that the new times for Eucharist Adoration in Moyvane each Wednesday are as follows 10am to 2pm.    Knockanure remains unchanged on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm. 

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses this weekend in aid of Peter’s Pence (Pope’s Charity).  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated.  Our present Pope always manages to distribute these funds to the most deserving and worthy causes.   Thank you.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Anna Mulvihill and family, Glenalappa on the death of her loving son Martin whose funeral took place in Puckane Church in Co. Tipperary on Thursday.  Very many thanks to so many from the parish who travelled both to the removal from Ryan’s Funeral Home in Nenagh on Wednesday evening and those who also attended the funeral Mass on Thursday.  Martin bore his very sudden illness with tremendous dignity and courage.  He always remained positive and his faith was so strong.  May he continue to bless and give strength and love to all his family and loved ones from his place with the Lord.   Mass will be celebrated in  Moyvane Church in June at a date convenient to the family.

 

FUNERAL MINISTERY: With all 53 parishes in our Diocese we have two parishioners currently training in the

 

Diocesan Course on Funeral Ministry.  They are Helen Dowling, Coilagurteen and Mary Fitzgerald, Kilmorna.  The Diocese feels it is imperative to have lay parishioners prepared in parishes especially to assist with removals.  

 

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE PRAYER RALLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE 8TH AMENDMENT:  will take

 

place at the Sacred Heart Church, The Crescent, Limerick on Saturday May 5th.  Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima which will include their usual First Saturday devotions.  Assemble at the Sacred Heart Church at 11am,  Mass  at 12 noon followed by public Rosary procession.  Concludes at 2.30pm.  

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Knockanure Thursday 3rd and Moyvane on Friday 4th   .

 

                                             DEAD BRANCES – DEAD LOSS!

 

Jesus was an excellent preacher when He walked this earth.  As with last weekends Gospel (Good Shepherd) Jesus painted His picture in words, every member of the congregation knew exactly what He was talking about.  Where Jesus lived vines and vinedressers surrounded Him.  Like the shepherd and the sheep the vineyards and vinedressers were national symbols and at one stage the vine was stamped on coins of the country.  Dotted all over the pages of their history, you see references to God as the Eternal Shepherd and the Jewish race as His chosen flock.  In other places the nation is described as the vineyard of the Lord, and sometimes, as an empty vine.  So to put focus on this weekend’s Gospel it's important to know the following.  The vine is a plant which needs a lot of attention if it is to produce, quality grapes.  Careful preparation of the soil is vital, and because it grows almost like a tropical plant, pretty drastic pruning is a must.  I am told that as it spreads so rapidly, a space of twelve feet is left in between, but even so, a young vine was not allowed to bear fruit for the first three years.  Each year it was cut well back so that it could develop and conserve its energy.  When mature it was pruned in December or January and strangely enough it had two kinds of branches -  one that bears fruit and one that doesn’t.  The non-fruit bearing branches are cut off with mercy so that they can’t take away any strength and are burnt as the wood is too soft for use.  Jesus knew all the above details and put them into His picture.  “So there you have it”, He says, “you have seen it all before, what is the lesson? The lesson is that I am the real vine and my FATHER is the vinedresser.  Any branch that bears no fruit, He cuts away.  Any branch that does bear fruit is pruned to make it bear more.  As a branch cannot bear fruit of itself it must remain part of the vine, neither can you unless you remain in ME”.  Jesus is clearly telling each and everyone of us that the mere fact of being Christians won’t get us to Heaven.  Professing to believe is all well and good for a start but it is not much good without practice.  Being clever with words is one thing but turning them into deeds in another.  As Jesus suggested, there are plenty of branches that are all dead leaves and no fruit.  There are plenty of us who hear the Word and accept it and then lose it by our own carelessness.  May in our modern world of today just refuse to listen at all.  Some listen and only pay lip service.  Others accept Jesus as Lord but then abandon Him because we want to do what we like, not what He likes.  If something is not used it eventually leads to decay.  The fruitless branch is on the way to destruction.  Once cut off from the tree it has no chance of survival.  We must be “doers of the Word, not hearers only”.  It is not enough just to listen here on Sunday and go home and forget.  We must be fruitful branches not dead ones.                                                NOTICES:

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Would like to thank all those who took part in the recent county wide clean up especially all those individuals who did their own roads and own area.  Well done to all.  

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION: hopes everyone

 

had a wonderful Easter . The Parents Association wish to thank the local businesses and the community for their incredible support of our Easter draw. We are extremely grateful for your support. We offer a heartfelt thank you to those who sponsored our top prizes: Christopher Kiely, Accountant, The Square, Listowel/Holly’s Gala Moyvane/ Brona Chocolates Kilmorna, Listowel and JFK Electricals, Moyvane.

 

ICA:  The ICA along with members of the community will recite the Rosary at Our Lady's Grotto every Tuesday for the month of May starting Tuesday 1st at 7:15pm. All welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 3rd May at 9pm.  Adm free. 

 

Refreshments served.  Contact Ann on 086/3090948.   Active Retirement Day on Monday 14th May.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  All welcome.  If attending contact the Centre on 068/49799.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Self Care Day: "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well-being. Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 087/9447105. 

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE: wish to gratefully acknowledge all who contributed to their recent

 

Church gate collection at both Churches.  The amount collected was €797.10.   Our prayerful blessings to Michael Moriarty, Secretary and in the Centre who do such fantastic work week in week out.  Well done.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Rainbows offers a nine-week listening group support programme following a bereavement or parental separation.  Interested parents are invited to visit www.rainbowireland.ie  Course starts May 9th at the Centre at 5.15pm  068/23584.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    28th     6th  May     

 

Saturday

 

      28th                 Anne Nancy O Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Park /

 

Richard Carey    6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

29th                       Angela Moloney, The Square     9.00am

 

                Nora Curtin, Chicago, Tralee & Ballybunion           11.30am

 

Mon 30th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

                Funeral – Maurice Hayes, Tanavalla         11.30am

 

Tues 1st               Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 2nd                                                                              10.30am

 

Thurs 3rd                                             Elizabeth Dunworth, Dublin         10.30am

 

 Fri. 4th First Friday Moring Mass for Parish             10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday evening Mass /Miroslaw Qrupa, ,Stokers Drive & Poland, Recently Deceased      7.00pm

 

 Saturday

 

5th                         10.30am

 

                Remembrance mass 40th & 60th Ann. /

 

Paddy Gaughan, Kenny Heights, 1st Ann. /

 

Joe & Edward Scanlon, Bridge Road /

 

Charlie O Donovan, Drinagh, Cork & Abbeyfeale / Batt Maher, Drombeg /

 

Jeremiah & Ellen McCarthy, Toor, Duagh /Tommy & Mary McAuliffe, Colbert St. /

 

John Jackie Moore, Charles St. Ann. & Bir.            Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

6th         Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown         9.00am

 

                Eamon Murphy, Behins /

 

Mary Toomey, Clunin Dara          11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Kennelly, 087-2931064  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Catherine & James Sheehan, & deceased family members, Carrueragh, Kilmorna, (Listowel) / Danny Lyons, Derry / Mary O Connor nee Chute, O’Connell’s Ave & Tome Keating Dirha / Tom Kelly, Coolnaleen.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Jeremiah Galvin, The Lodge & late of Rathea.

 

Hannah Murphy, Behins. / Maurice Hayes, Tanavalla.

 

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Maurice Hayes, Tanavalla. Reposing at Carroll’s this Sunday from 5pm to 7pm. arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.30am Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL: A member of our Parish Finance Council will speak at our Masses this weekend to up-date us on the state of our Parish Finances & benefits of envelope system.

 

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION: The Annual Peter’s Pence collection which takes place throughout  the world for Pope Francis Charities will take place this weekend 28th / 29th April immediately after Holy Communion. Thanks.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his calls to the Sick & Housebound this week on Tuesday next 1st. 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.

 

MASS & ANNOINTING OF THE SICK IN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & ST. JOSEPH on Thursday next 3rd May at 2.00 p.m.

 

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

 

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 13 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available at the back of the Church or website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News).

 

COURSE IN YOUTH MINISTRY IN LISTOWEL NEXT AUTUMN is aimed at adults who are presently or would like to engage with young people. In 2018– 2019. For further information, please contact Tomas Kenny @ 064 6632644 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well being. Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact 0879447105.

 

THE RIGHT TO LIFE ROAD SHOW will be in the Square, Listowel on Saturday 28th at 11am. also Please keep 13th May in your diaries as it will be part of a weekend for Life with 24 hours adoration in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney and Mass on Sunday with Bishop Ray Browne. On Sunday evening May 13th Declan Ganley and Barrister Ben O'Flionn will be some of the guest speakers at Killarney Heights Hotel at 7pm.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LISTOWEL HISTORY FESTIVAL :5th May- 3pm Military Parade and Ceremony & 6.15pm Remembrance Mass for U.N.I.F.I.L. & Living History Field both days. 6th May- 2.30pm Re enactment battle - Comic Con Characters -Movie Vehicles - 80's Disco Arms €10. All details on facebook."

 

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT WALK is taking place in Listowel on May 12th 2018 at 4.15am. Registration is online only @ http://dil.pieta.ie

 

KERRY HOSPICE FOUNDATION We are currently appealing for cyclists /fundraisers in the Parish to join our team of cyclists which will help us to raise much needed funds to continue our work in Kerry Hospice Foundation for loved ones on their cancer journey. If you decide to cycle for Kerry Hospice Foundation registration is on-line by using the Ring of Kerry Website  www.ringofkerrycycle.ie  and tick the Kerry Hospice Foundation on the drop down menu. Thanking you Kerry Hospice Foundation Committee.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets €30 in Listowel Parish Office.

 

ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 8th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

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: 9th May 2018 Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre Time: 5.15pm. Contact: Toni Clarke – 068-23584 Limited Spaces Available

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.   Still in Easter Season.

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           21st    7.30pm    Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni), his wife Hanna 

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased of the Stack & Flaherty families

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun         22nd   10.00am                  Ita Guina, Castlemahon (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                (grandmother to Mary Sweeney)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Michael Donal O’Sullivan (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (brother to Maureen Nolan & uncle to Liz O’Sullivan)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th April

 

Wed  25th   7.30pm         Special Intention                               

 

Fri           27th   7.30pm     Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll & Christopher their son,

 

                                                                New Houses 

 

Sat          28th   7.30pm     Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni) 

 

Sun        29th   11.00am   Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased members of the Joy family

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 29th April  

 

Sun        29th  10.00am    Noreen & Patrick Sweeney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MEETING:  for all who attend Eucharistic Adoration in Moyvane on Monday 23rd April at 7pm in the Sacristy.  It is important that everyone attends this meeting.  

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 28th / 29th in aid of Peter’s Pence (Pope’s Charity).

 

 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Clodagh Donegan Ward & the Donegan family on the death of Clodagh’s grandmother Emer Ward, Tarbert whose funeral took place in Tarbert on Friday.  To the Kennelly family on the sudden death of Teresa whose funeral took place on Friday in Knockanure.  May Emer and Teresa Rest In Peace

 

 

 

5 WAYS TO PRAY FOR (AND WITH) YOUR FAMILY! As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World

 

Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Wednesday May 9th at 10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney and again on Thursday 10th May at 10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!

 

 

 

COMMNUNITY NOTICES

 

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am. Registration is online only @ http://dil.pieta.ie

 

 

 

ROAD WORKS UPDATE:  Road works will continue next week between Moyvane and Knockanure. We would ask

 

all road users to maintain a slow speed through the work area to keep the road open.  We encourage all motorists to respect the green light and to travel slowly and respect workers.  Thank you.

 

                RESPECT FOR LIFE IS DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN IRISH SOCIETY

 

The title ‘mother’ is possibly the most honoured title in the world today.  Mothers are the most loved and respected in every culture, in every continent, in every country down through the ages.  I well remember back in 1981 at my mother’s deathbed when I asked the nurse “can you find a heartbeat?”  I can still see the expression on the nurse’s face as she turned to me and said; “No Father, I’m sorry”……..life and heartbeat are inseparable.  The question “can you find a heartbeat” is also asked in a different setting when a pregnant woman visits a pre-natal clinic.  Coming as early as six weeks in her pregnancy as vivid evidence of ultrasound, the nurse’s words “I can hear the heartbeat loud and clear”  The beautiful vocation of motherhood begins with the beating of the child’s heart and lasts for life.  We must always care for the mother and the child.  Responsible support must also come from the father.  We must especially support women with crisis pregnancies.  Human life is sacred and precious.  Every human being must be treated with the greatest respect.  This respect for life is shared by people of all faiths and none. While it is enriched in our Catholic faith it is our common humanity that convinces us of the right to life for every human being.  Can I ask you to reflect on the witness of those who participate in the para-Olympic games who show us how people compete and excel in sports and use their gifts to the full.  Important to note – the Catholic Church has never taught that the life of the child in the womb should be preferred to that of the mother.   A doctor may give any treatment that is necessary to either mother or child without deliberately intending harm to the other.  Abortion is the deliberate medical intervention to end the life of the unborn child.  There is a danger that people may confuse abortion with necessary medical intervention.  After thirty years, we are facing a referendum on abortion. Irish people are being asked to speak for the infants in the womb who have no voice to beg for protection for their lives, which are just beginning.  I find it sad that in all political debates there is no alternative to abortion or the impact of abortion in England.  Neither is there any mention of the ‘rightness’ or the

 

‘wrongness’ of human behaviour.  All authorities on moral matters agree that the deliberate taking of a human life is always gravely wrong.  We can be sure that if a society decides that a human life disposable at the beginning, it won’t be too long before it decides the same for human life at its end.  We will be asked in the referendum to remove the only remaining effective law to protect the unborn.  I encourage you to take time to pray at this particular time as to how you will vote in the referendum.  May Mary who gave birth to Jesus protect all mothers and all unborn babies, all medical and nursing staff and all who make the laws of our land.  Please pray and reflect as you vote on the referendum.  

 

“Ireland should be very proud of the 8th Amendment” John Bruton, Former Taoiseach.                      KIND AND SO CARING – OUR GOOD SHEPHARD

 

For as long as I can remember the fourth Sunday of Easter has always been known as ‘Good Shephard Sunday’.  It has the same theme each year and always the Gospel of St. John.  While Matthew, Mark and Luke wrote in great detail about Jesus, John was content to

 

focus more generously on the love and kindness of Jesus as the ever faithful and caring Good Shephard who never leaves his flock unattended.  Raised in a family of no religion, the boxer Frank Bruno became a Catholic impressed by what he experienced in a Catholic Boarding School.  It was difficult and believed in boxing as a remedial subject for young men whose energies might otherwise remain undirected.  Bruno confessed “I read the Bible ever since my days in Boarding School.  I take the Bible with me wherever I go, I read the Bible every night, not much just a little, it makes me feel ok”.  Asked if he had a favourite passage without hesitation, Bruno replied ‘The Good Shephard’.  I really love it where Jesus tells us “though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are there with me”.  The accurate paraphrasing of the fourth verse of Psalm 23 is not what you’d expect from a boxer who had this quotation pinned on the wall of his training gym.  Back in 2010, my late father died on Good Shephard Sunday, getting dressed and ready for Mass, he died suddenly and peacefully by his own fireside.  Over the years the image of the Good Shephard has given me peace, consolation and assurance that at our most painful moments in life – He shephards us in so many ways.  The very sudden death of Teresa Kennelly has shocked and saddened the whole parish.  Never was the blessing, care and love of our Good Shephard more needed at this sad and difficult time.  At the tender age of 38, she leaves her loving partner Mick, her adoring children  Daniel and Aoibhe, loving and tender parents  Mike and Joan, brother Timmy, his wife Margaret and their chidren and all in the extended family.  To all of them we extend our prayerful support and the blessings of the Good Shephard who remains with us always to help and to bless us.  May Teresa rest gently in the loving presence of the Good Shephard.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    21st    29th  April     

 

Saturday

 

      21st                  Eileen Fitzgibbon, The Square, Months Mind / Eileen Byrne nee Mahoney, Charles St. Months Mind  /  Maire Chute, Feale Dr. / Christy Stack, Greenville/

 

Kathleen Harnett & Deceased Family Members, Gortnaminch /

 

Paddy & Lil Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

Dolly  & Jim Roche, O’Connell’s Ave & London    6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

22nd                      Michael & Mollie Kissane, Clountubird /

 

Robert Purcell, Woodford /

 

Michael & Kathleen Browne, Waterford &

 

Special Intention              9.00am

 

                Paul Doyle, Tanavalla, Months Mind /

 

Ewrin Den Dikken, Netherlands, Recently Deceased / Renia Buckley McAuliffe, Courthouse Rd. / Catherine O Mahony, Ballygrennan / Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda, Birthday Remembrance            11.30am

 

Mon 23rd                            10.30am

 

                Funeral –Jeremiah Galvin             11.30am

 

Tues 24th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 25th                                                            Bridie O Sullivan, Clougherlee & Ennismore          10.30am

 

Thurs 26th                                           Bill McGrath & Dec. Family, William St.    10.30am

 

 Fri. 27th                                  10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

28th                       Johnny Griffin Ballygologue Park /

 

Sinead Halkett, Bedford                10.30am

 

                Anne Nancy O Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Park /

 

Richard Carey    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

29th       Angela Moloney, The Square     9.00am

 

                Nora Curtin, Chicago, Tralee & Ballybunion           11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday, 22nd

 

Fr. Hanafin, 087-8341083  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Bridie Dowd, Dowd's Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Hannora Brown nee McCarthy, Charles St.

 

Jeremiah Galvin, The Lodge. Bridge Road. Remains reposing at O’Carroll’s Funeral Home on this Sunday evening 5pm to 7pm Arriving at Church at 7.30 p.m. Funerals Mass on this Monday at 11.30 a.m. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. (R.I.P.)

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

APRIL  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARISH PROGRAMME We welcome our First Holy Communion Children 2018  and their families are joining us at our Vigil Mass this  weekend. This is the final session before the Parish  First Holy Communion Day which takes place on Saturday, May 12th at 10.30 a.m.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: Tuesday night next (April 24th ) in the Presbytery at 7.00 p.m. Please note starting time. All members are asked to attend.

 

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL: A member of our Parish Finance Council will speak at each of our Masses next weekend to up-date us on the state of our Parish Finances & benefits of envelope system..

 

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION: The Annual Peter’s Pence collection which takes place throughout  the world for Pope Francis Charities will take place next weekend, 28th / 29th April immediately after Holy Communion. Thanks.

 

PRO LIFE meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. in the Parish meeting room. All welcome.

 

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 12 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this  issue.

 

5 WAYS TO PRAY FOR (AND WITH) YOUR FAMILY! As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Wednesday May 9th @10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney and again on Thursday 10th May @ 10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!

 

PARISH CANTOR WORKSHOP There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, April 26th 2018 at 7:30pm.  The workshop will take place in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.  The facilitators for the evening will be Ailish Walsh O’ Connor and Tomás Kenny.  To book a place please contact Tomás on 086 3683778 or  tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

NATIONAL APOSTOLATE OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Annual Pilgrimage to Knock is on the 29th April 2018.  The “Theme” this year is on the Protection of Life 8th Amendment your support will be much appreciated. The Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat this year is on at The Ardfert Retreat centre on the May 31st. 2018 last Thursday of May.   

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:   Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mondays 11.00am-2.00pm.

 

Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  April 26th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. Phone: 0667134276. Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World:, Presented by John Keane,  April 27th - 29th . Contact: 0667134276. Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Anna O' Donoghue & Betty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Tel: 0879447105.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ST. JOHN’S: ‘Many Young Men of Twenty’ by John B. Keane. Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th  April at 8pm. phone 22566.

 

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT WALK is taking place in Listowel on May 12th 2018 at 4.15am. Registration is online only @ http://dil.pieta.ie

 

LISTOWEL ST, VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for volunteers for 1 day a week for the meals & wheels delivery, Monday to Friday, delivery time: 12 noon to 1pm.  contact 0877817542 or 0877818053.

 

KERRY NORTH MS BRANCH wishes to say a sincere thank you to everyone who supported their recent church gate collection.  Amount collected €1324.80.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets €30 in Listowel Parish Office.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE BEEN RAN IN LIXNAW over two nights on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Booking essential, call Majella on 087 210 3544 or email info@kuleanatraining.com for details. 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. BENEDICT'S PRIORY, COBH, CO.CORK: Saturday 28th April  Day of Recollection based on the spirituality of the Servant of God Marie Adele Garnier.  Theme-The Paschal Mystery.  9.00am until 3.30pm.  Holy Mass to begin and Adoration during the day. Lunch Provided.  Admission: Donations only. Overnight accomodation available. 

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE  Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course Monday 14th & 21st May 10.30 - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584

 

Well Being & Personal Development for Men SHEP course continues every Monday 2pm - 5pm. A weekly contribution of €3 applies. Contact Toni 068-23584

 

Well Woman Group A Women’s Peer Support Group Well Being for Women How to look after your Emotions  Meetings take place on2nd & 4th Thursday of Every Month 7.30 – 8.30 p.m.  For further details contact Bridie 068-23584 Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre.

 

 

 

                       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.   Still in Easter Season.

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat           14th   7.30pm    James & Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun  15th  10.00am Seán, Aggie, Nell & Anthony Aherne, Moher Cross (Anni 

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

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

 

Wed 18th             7.30pm                Deceased people mentioned at monthly Vote of 

 

                                                                Sympathy at committee meetings of Newtownsandes                                                                   Co-Op held in 2017 at the request of the Committee                                                       of Newtownsandes Co-Op.

 

Thurs 19th            7.30pm                Joan O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni) & her husband Tommy Sat        21st         7.30pm                 Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni), his wife Hanna &

 

                                                                deceased of the Stack & Flaherty familes

 

Sun        22nd  11.00am   Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (brother to Maureen Nolan & uncle to Liz O’Sullivan)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd April Fri 20th    7.30pm Laurence Collins (Anni), his wife Ellen  & Maurice their son, Lisaniskea.

 

Sun        22nd   10.00am                 Ita Guinea, Castlemahon (Rec Dec)           

 

                                                                (grandmother to Mary Sweeney)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

DIOCESE OF KERRY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Their annual Retreat this year is in the Ardfert Retreat Centre on May 31st info 066/7134276.  Also the National Pilgrimage of Eucharistic Adoration for all Dioceses is on in Knock Shrine on April 29th.  The theme is the protection of Life 8th Amendment.  The celebration will commence at 1.30pm in the Basilica with welcome and introduction by Fr. Roland Colhoon followed by concelebrated Mass with chief celebrant Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.  Your support would be valued and deeply appreciated.  

 

 

 

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE: are holding a Pro Life Information meeting in Listowel in the Castle Room Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday April 19th at 8pm  . All welcome.  Contact Denis O'Connor at 087/6590551.

 

 

 

GATHERING OF RETURNED VOLUNTEERS AND LAY/RELIGIOUS MISSIONARIES: Wed 18th April at

 

7.30pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Killarney. All welcome.  jim.farrell@amri.ie or 083/8422468 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Mon 11am-2pm.

 

Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  April 26th 7pm-8.30pm.     Info from  066 7134276.        Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio Spiritual Institute,  Fri  27th – Sun 29th April.  

 

Self Care Day “Tools to manage life's every day stressors" on Sat 26th May 9.45am-4pm 087/9447105.  

 

                                                       COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

COUNTY CLEAN UP:  Is taking place throughout Kerry this week.  Why not get involved and help clean up around your own road and area.  Moyvane Development Association are holding a clean-up of the approach roads on Monday 16th at 7.30pm.  Meet at Noel Stacks.  Bags, gloves and pickers will be available.  Alternatively arrange your own clean up with friends and neighbours.

 

ROAD WORKS:  To facilitate ESB works, road works will commence between the Anamoy River and the Galey River from Monday April 16th for approximately 6 weeks, Niaron will endeavour to keep the road open throughout the works but road closures will be required to complete the works. Road closures will be notified via the Moyvane community Text Alert. For any Queries please contact Alan Quinn on 086/4600223. TARBERT RUN: On April 29th, Tarbert is hosting a set of 3 Road Races. The start and finish for all three events is Tarbert Comprehensive School. We have a 10 Mile Run, 10km Run and 5km Run or Walk. Please register online at www.tarbert.ie or call into Carey Architects, Collins Filling Station or the Post Office. 

 

PRAYERS FOR OUR FARMING COMMUNITY

 

Farmers are under severe pressure in recent times after a long cold and unseasonably wet winter and spring. 

 

They are experiencing great hardship and they certainly need support from the wider community and the Government.  A generous response from the Government would be of great help and ease the pressure and strain that so many farmers are experiencing these days.  Very many thanks to the farmers who are helping each other through this difficult time.  Be assured of our prayers support.  At all Masses we will have prayers for an improvement to the weather and for the farmers.

 

                                 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ABIDE WITH ME

 

The story is told of a young soldier fatally wounded in an old Emmaus Monastery during World War I.  His visiting major told the frightened dying man the story of Emmaus, of how Jesus was begged by the disciples: “Abide with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is far spent”.  The strained worried look vanished from the dying soldier’s face, replaced by a peaceful, almost happy expression.  Then he whispered “Thank you for telling me that story sir, abide with me is mother‘s favourite hymn.  I shall be able to sleep now” We are all familiar with the hymn.   

 

“Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.  

 

 The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide! 

 

 When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, 

 

  Help of the helpless, Abide with me”

 

Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847) was a dying man himself when he wrote the hymn and he knew it.  The words

 

‘fast fails the eventide’ refers not to the close of day but to the evening of life.  For 25 years he had been a Vicar of the Devonshire fishing village of Brixham.  Now at the age of 54, his health had broken and he was preparing to leave for the South of France.  His immortal hymn was written shortly before his departure to France.  He died eight days after putting music and words to that hymn.  Not surprisingly then, this is a hymn about death, but still more it is a hymn about faith – the sort of faith that faces death triumphantly and without fear.  Both the young soldier (24) and Vicar Henry (54) were strengthened and blessed with the

 

Emmaus experience as they were dying.  Let us keep all those close to death in our prayers this weekend.

 

A PRIEST IS………

 

With vocations to Priesthood at an all-time low, can I encourage all of you to pray daily that there will be a response to God’s generous invitation.  Here is a description of what a Priest is: o A Priest is one who lives in the midst of the World without wishing its pleasures o He is a member of each family, yet belonging to none

 

o He is one to share all sufferings, to penetrate all secrets, to heal all wounds – to go from men to

 

God  and offer Him their prayers o He returns God to men to bring pardon and hope o To have a heart of fire for charity and a heart of bronze for chastity o To teach, pardon, console and bless always

 

My God what a life! And it is your, O Priest of Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God.  

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT

 

Great reaction to the news that Michael English & his band are coming for our concert on June 5th.  Tickets will be available from next weekend at a cost of €30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    14th    22nd   April     

 

Saturday

 

      14th                 John & Phyllis McMahon, Clieveragh Park /

 

John O Connor, Clieveragh Pk.                   6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

15th                       Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane    9.00am

 

                Bernie O Connor, Lartigue Village, Months Mind / John Keane, O’Connell’s Ave. & Mai O Donoghue, Trieneragh, Duagh, 1st Anniversary /

 

Breda O Connor nee Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave. / Toddy Sommers, Gurtinard /

 

Kathleen & Mick O Sullivan, Derryfarm   11.30am

 

Mon 16th            Special Intention /

 

Elizabeth Sullivan, Lislaughton & Perth   10.30am

 

Tues 17th            Special Intention /

 

Paddy & Lil Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

Maura & Michael Cronin, Market St. &

 

John Madden, Sligo        10.30am

 

Wed 18th                                                            Patricia Griffin, Feale Drive /

 

Jeremiah Loughnane, Ballygologue Park                10.30am

 

Thurs19th                                            Bridie O Connor, Springmount   10.30am

 

 Fri. 20th                                  10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

21st        James, Margaret, & Martin Corridan, Bedford & Thomas & Margaret O’Beirna    10.30am

 

                 Eileen Fitzgibbon, The Square, Months Mind / Christy Stack, Greenville/

 

Kathleen Harnett & Deceased Family Members, Gortnaminch /

 

Maire Chute, Feale Drive              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

22nd      Michael & Mollie Kissane, Clountubird /

 

Robert Purcell, Woodford            9.00am

 

                Paul Doyle, Tanavalla, Months Mind /

 

Catherine O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda, Birthday Remembrance             11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Brendan Walsh, 087-7913271  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Jeremiah Loughnane, Ballygologue Pk. / Robert, Josephine & Mary Dore, Charles St. / Betty Grist, Dublin / Maureen O Connor, Church St./ Sean Enright, St. Mary’s Dromerin / Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda, Birthday Remembrance / Timmy ( Junie) Canty, O'Connell's Avenue.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE: We welcome Deacon Thady O’Connor, Kilcummin  recently ordained a permanent Deacon for the Diocese  of Kerry will be joining us at each of our masses  this weekend,  and  will explain the role a permanent Deacon has in our  Diocese today.

 

ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY: We were delighted to be the first venue in the Diocese to host the beautiful Icon as we prepare for the World Meeting on Family taking place in Dublin next August. Great reaction. All the petitions will now be sent to Dublin for the WMF2018 and be included in the daily prayers  of the religious of Ireland.

 

CONFIRMATION DAY 2018: Well done to all involved at our Nano Nagle & Parish Confirmations which took place on Friday last. Congratulations to all the candidates, their parents and teachers.

 

AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Monday 16th April at 8pm. in Knockanure Community Centre. The relevant representatives from Moyvane, Lixnaw, Lyre & Duagh are asked to attend.

 

PARISH LITURGY GROUP Tuesday 17th at 8pm. in the Presbytery.

 

APRIL  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARISH PROGRAMME  which is the final one of  our First Holy Communion Children 2018  and their families will take place at our Vigil Mass on Saturday night next  (21ST April.) The  organising parents for the month of  are asked to meet Canon Declan for a short meeting in the Presbytery on Thursday evening next 19th from 6.00 – 6.30 p.m.

 

SPRING / EASTER DUES / OFFERINGS: which support your priests:  We thank you for your Donations to date. If you have not already done so, you may drop on Offertory Plate or into Parish Office at any time.  Many Thanks for your generosity.

 

FINAL NOTICE TROCAIRE OFFERINGS:  Please return your Trócaire Lenten Offering which supports the poorest in the world. Thanks.

 

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 11 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this  issue.

 

GATHERING OF RETURNED VOLUNTEERS AND LAY/RELIGIOUS MISSIONARIES Join us for our next gathering which takes place on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  All are welcome.  For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Monday 11.00am-2.00pm. Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  April 26th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the BioSpiritual Institute,  Fri. 27th - Sun. 29th April.  Book Now! Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105.

 

NATIONAL APOSTOLATE OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Annual Pilgrimage to Knock is on the 29th April 2018.  The “Theme” this year is on the Protection of Life 8th Amendment your support will be much appreciated. The Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat this year is on at The Ardfert Retreat centre on the May 31st. 2018 last Thursday of May.    Further information later.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

A PRO LIFE INFORMATION night will be held in the Castle Room Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday 19th April at 8pm. All welcome.

 

NCBI (NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND OF IRELAND) ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION  will take place next weekend 21st & 22nd April.

 

ST. JOHN’S: Many young men of twenty by John B. Keane. Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th  April at 8pm. phone 22566.

 

LISTOWEL ST, VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for volunteers for 1 day a week for the meals & wheels delivery, Monday to Friday, delivery time: 12 noon to 1pm.  contact 0877817542 or 0877818053.

 

A CONCERT FOR LIFE featuring talented musicians  will take place in the Friary Killarney on April 15th at 7.30pm. After the concert there will be a voluntary collection in aid of Kerry Right To Life. We encourage people to support this worthwhile event.

 

THE IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION wishes to say a sincere “Thank you” to everyone who gave so generously to their collection recently and also to anyone who helped in any way Amount collected €3,070.00.

 

DAFFODIL DAY 2018 We wish to thank you all for your generous donations to our Daffodil Day collection. To our Volunteers who gave their time so generously. This includes  Moyvane, Ballybunion, Causeway, Ballyduff ,Listowel. - Together we raised €25,250

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            7th   7.30pm     Jerry Brosnan, Church Road (Months Mind)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun          8th  10.00am    Parishioners

 

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

 

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

 

Mon       9th         7.30pm                Mike Joe Madigan, Shanagolden (Rec Dec)

 

Wed  11th            7.30pm                The Halpin & O’Connell Families, Clounmacon

 

Thurs  12th           7.30pm                May Quinn, Leitrim West (Anni)

 

Fri           13th        7.30pm                Jer & Catherine Mulvihill, Glenalappa East (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased family members

 

Sat          14th        7.30pm                James & Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

Sun        15th       11.00am               John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Sunday 15th April

 

Sun        15th        10.00am              Seán, Aggie, Nell & Anthony Aherne, Moher Cross (Anni

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Liam Comer  087/2401246. Emergencies only.  Please note the Priest on Duty for Sundays now includes the North Kerry & Naomh Bhréanainn Pastoral Areas including Fr.

 

Denis O’Mahony, Abbeydorney, Fr. Liam Comer, Ardfert and Fr. Brendan Walsh, Causeway.

 

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

 

Very many thanks for your generosity.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the family and relatives of Mary Crean (née  Thornton), l/o Knockanure who died in the United States.  To the family and relatives of Mary Sweeney (née Fitzmaurice), l/o Coilagurteen who died in London recently.  Her funeral will take place this coming week the details are as follows:  Mary will be reposing at the home of Bernie Reidy (Mary’s sister) Athea Village (next to the Church) on Tuesday from 68pm with funeral Mass on Wednesday in St. Bartholomew’s Church at 12noon.  Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.  May Mary Crean and Mary Sweeney Rest In Peace.  

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY DEVOTIONS:  At St. Mary’s Church Tarbert this Sunday 8th April commencing at 2.45pm.  All welcome.

 

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE 2018 ORGANISED BY THE LEGION OF MARY:  will be held

 

in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Ennismore, Cork on Saturday 21st April from 9.15 a.m to 5.30 p.m. it includes talks, testimonies, workshop, lunch and Holy Mass.  Cost is €20 and includes lunch.  18-40 year olds.

 

RIGHT TO LIFE:  There will be an information meeting in Dingle in the Diseart Centre at 8pm on Wednesday 4th April.

 

THE FABULOUS MICHAEL ENGLISH AND HIS BAND IN CONCERT

 

I am delighted to announce that we will be having a Concert in our newly refurbished Church in Moyvane in aid of the continual restoration of both Churches.   We have the fabulous Michael English and his band on Tuesday 5th June at 8pm.  Tickets available shortly from the Parish Office, after all Masses and in local outlets.  Cost €30.  Spread the word!  A concert not to be missed as Michael and his band make their first appearance in North Kerry!! 

 

 

 

                                                          ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS

 

There is an ancient story about the argument between the wind and the sun as to which is the stronger.  To settle the argument they decided to test their respective strengths with a man who was wearing an overcoat.  It was agreed that whichever one compelled the man to take off his overcoat, that one was the stronger.  The wind began the test, it blew and blew even to gale force but the only reaction to the man was to wrap the coat tighter around him.  Next it was the turn of the sun.  It didn’t do anything, it just shone in the sky and let the heat reach the man.  Within minutes the man removed his coat.  Holy Week and Easter celebrations here in the Parish were so warm and meaningful.  Thanks to one and all for your generous and prayerful presence at the celebrations – Thank you.  I enjoyed all the little things of Holy Week and so many of you contributed so generously and lovingly to these grace filled moments.   Reflect on the following:

 

                Our Holy Water bottles were prepared, washed and cleaned by Murhur N.S.   Thanks to the children for saving the bottles and in particular to Anne who made sure we were well supplied for Easter.  

 

                Our Altar Servers, their families and their leaders Bernie (Moyvane Church) and Elizabeth (Knockanure Church) for their continual help in all celebrations but especially during Holy Week and Easter.  Well done to all involved.  

 

                Our Liturgy Groups in both Churches are so generous, kind and so supportive and encouraging to me.    They enrich all our celebrations so lovingly.  Thank you so very much.  

 

                Our Altar Society and those who arrange flowers and help in so many ways in decorating both Churches  for our celebrations.  They always have both Churches looking so well.  

 

                Our Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee are terrific and so supportive of me and I really appreciate the generous time and effort they put into ensuring that our Parish runs smoothly.  

 

                The generosity, gentleness and fantastic dedication from our Eucharistic Ministers, Ministers of the Word and to those who help in both Churches so generously in preparing for Masses, Baptisms, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Weddings and Funerals a sincere thank you.  Your presence and preparation with me at these moments are deeply appreciated.

 

                Our Music Ministry in the Parish is simply fantastic – Senior and Youth Choirs are utterly delightful.  We are blessed to experience their giftedness week in week out.  Well done to Mary with the Senior Choir and Tara with the Youth Choir.  

 

                To our Collectors, Counters, Church Cleaners and Caretakers and finally to each and everyone of you for contributing so generously in numerous ways in keeping the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive and active in our Parish.

 

My Lent, Holy Week and Easter of 2018 has been so very special thanks to all of you who made it so special.  Enjoy these Easter days.

 

                                                NOTICES

 

MOYVANE YOUTH CLUB:  will be holding a clothes collection of Friday 13th April to raise funds for the Club.  This is our only fundraiser this year and your support is greatly appreciated.  Collecting from 8pm to 10pm.  No blankets, duvets or pillows.  Thank you.  

 

LAUNCH OF THE EIRGRID PROGRAMME:  will take place on Tuesday 10th April at 2pm  in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome.

 

ATHEA & DISTRICT CREDIT UNION: is celebrating 50 years in Business this April. To mark this HUGE achievement, we will be hosting an open day on Saturday 14th April from 10.30am – 3pm.  Face Painting and Treats for the Children- Light Refreshments for the Adults-Blessing by Fr. Duggan at 1.30pm-Any new accounts opened on the day will receive €10.00 to start their savings off- History of the Credit Union will be available for viewing - The first of 12 monthly draws for our Members to take place at 2pm – Prize of €100 Voucher for Hannah-Mai’s Flowers/Collins Nursery.  All are welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: The Listowel Community Action on Alcohol group will host an evening seminar entitled 'Attitudes to Alcohol Consumption' on Wednesday April 11th from 7-9pm. The keynote speakers will include; Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Olympic boxing sliver medallist in 2008, Kenny Egan.  Contact 068/23584.  Well Being for Women - How to look after your Emotions First Meeting on Thursday 12th April 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Meetings will take place fortnightly.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS.

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    7th   – 15th  April     

 

Saturday

 

       7th                  Nelius Galvin, Old Rd., Clieveragh /

 

Sheila Ryan, Skehenerin / 

 

Marion Nolan nee Murphy, Bedford /

 

Eileen Galvin & John & Mary Brennan, Dirha West            6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

8th         Jim, Anne, Nora & Voureen O Sullivan, Charles St /

 

Tom & Jenny Carey, Main St. /

 

James & Eileen O Sullivan, Greenville      9.00am

 

                William Collins, Skehenerin /

 

Jackie & Kevin Sheehy & Geg, Greenville              11.30am

 

Mon 9th               Teresa O Connor, Greenville, Months Mind /

 

Tim & Bridie O’Flaherty, Church St.          10.30am

 

Tues 10th            FAMILY ICON MASS Special Intention     10.30am

 

Wed 11th                                                            FAMILY ICON MASS Sr. Pius Dunne          10.30am

 

Thurs12th                                            People of the Parish       10.30am

 

 Friday 

 

13th                          10.30am

 

                Nano Nagle Confirmation- Hospital Chapel             11.00am

 

                Listowel Parish Confirmation          2.00pm

 

 Saturday

 

14th       Breda Lynch, Killocrim, 1st Anniversary 10.30am

 

                John & Phyllis McMahon, Clieveragh Park /

 

John O Connor, Clieveragh Pk.                   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

15th       Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane    9.00am

 

                Bernie O Connor, Lartigue Village, Months Mind / Breda O Connor nee Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Kathleen & Mick O Sullivan, Derryfarm /

 

Toddy Sommers, Gurtinard         11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 8th

 

Fr. Liam Comer, 087-2401246 (emergencies only)

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Dan Horan, Skehenerin / Margaret Enright, Coilbee / Michael & Mairead Lyons, Derry/ William Collins, Skehenerin.

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY: We are delighted to welcome our children to our Children’s Liturgy taking place at the Vigil Mass in  the  Parish Meeting Room on this Saturday night. All are welcome!

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY DEVOTIONS  on this Sunday afternoon -  here in St. Mary’s Church, time: from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions from 2.30 p.m.. 

 

ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY will arrive here in Listowel Church  on this Monday afternoon and leave again for Kenmare after the 10.30 a.m. Mass on Wednesday morning. . The church will remain open until 9.00 p.m.  on both nights and special prayers will be take  place at the 10.30 a.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Any of the schools of our Pastoral Area are most welcome to join us throughout the visit.  There will be special cards and a Petition Box whereby you place petitions which will be taken to the World Meeting on Families and the Papal Mass in Dublin next August.  All are welcome!

 

PROPOSAL TO BUILD EXTRA TOILETS AT OUR CHURCH: Our Parish Finance Council wish to bring your attention of  a Planning Permission Notice in the church grounds for the erection of a stand- alone Public Toilets Building and associated works, adjacent to the present toilet here at St. Mary’s Church. On many occasions it has been brought to our attention that the one toilet is not sufficient especially when large crowds attend our masses, funerals, weddings etc. and they have to queue. So two extra wheelchair accessible toilets are proposed. We also bring your attention that we have been up-grading some windows around the church that are warped and need to be re-leaded on a phased basis. Two such windows are gone away for repair at the moment. Further details from Fr. Declan.

 

EUCHARIST ADORATION Will meet on Wednesday 11th April after the 10.30am. Mass in the parish meeting room. All welcome.

 

SPRING / EASTER DUES / OFFERINGS: which support your priests:  We thank you for your Donations to date. If you have not already done so, you may drop on Offertory Plate or into Parish Office at any time.  Many Thanks for your generosity.

 

TROCAIRE OFFERINGS:  Please return your Trócaire Lenten Offering which supports the poorest in the world ASAP. Thanks.

 

PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY: takes place on Friday next, April 13th Bishop Ray will confirm the candidates from Nano Nagle School at 11.00 a.m. in the Hospital Chapel. Then at 2.00 p.m. the candidates from Scoil Realta na Maidne, Killocrim & Presentation Primary School will take place at our church. Please note that all the candidates and their family members need to be seated by 1.45 p.m. Wishing all the candidates, their teachers and families every blessing.

 

DEACON THADY O’CONNOR  Recently ordained a permanent Deacon for the Diocese  of Kerry will speak at each of our masses next weekend, April 14th & 15th  promoting  vocations and  will explain the role a permanent Deacon has in our  Diocese today.

 

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 11 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this  issue.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

PROLIFE  the LoveBoth Project is organising a large rally in Dublin

 

 on the 12th May to highlight the tens of thousands of live saved by the 8th Amendment. For more info see church notice board.

 

CATHOLIC  YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE 2018 ORGANISED BY THE LEGION OF MARY  will be held in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Ennismore, Cork on Sat. 21st April from 9.15 a.m to 5.30 p.m. it includes talks, testimonies, workshop, lunch and Holy Mass. Cost is 20 euro and includes lunch.  Age group 18-40

 

LISTOWEL ST, VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for volunteers for 1 day a week for the meals & wheels delivery, Monday to Friday, delivery time: 12 noon to 1pm.  contact 0877817542 or 0877818053.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS ANNUAL CLEAN UP WEEK an hour of your time will make a huge difference. Monday 9th Listowel Park (Car Pk.) / Tuesday 10th College Cross ( near Charlie’s) / Wednesday 11th convent cross (near the car pk.) / Thursday 12th Upper William St. (car pk. Front of cinema) / Friday 13th Carroll’s Yard (car pk.) all at 7pm. clean up materials provided. 2018 approach rds. Clean up Saturday 14th volunteers meet at St. John’s at 8am. this is a County wide venture facillated by K.W.D.

 

A CONCERT FOR LIFE featuring talented musicians  will take place in the Friary Killarney on April 15th at 7.30pm. After the concert there will be a voluntary collection in aid of Kerry Right To Life. We encourage people to support this worthwhile event.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

WELL WOMAN GROUP A Women’s Peer Support Group Well Being for Women How to look after your Emotions First Meeting on Thursday 12th April 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Meetings will take place fortnightly For further details contact Bridie 068-23584 Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre

 

CERTIFIED PAEDEATRIC FIRST AID FOR BABIES Two Day Course Monday 14th  & 21st May 2018 10.30am – 12.30pm

 

Limited Spaces Contact Toni Clarke for a place on 068 – 23584

 

THE LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL GROUP will host an evening seminar entitled 'Attitudes to Alcohol Consumption' at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday.April 11 from 7-9pm. The keynote speakers will include; Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Olympic boxing sliver medallist in 2008, Kenny Egan.

 

ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 10th of April from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816; Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline PARISH OFFICE HOURS FOR EASTER WEEK:  CLOSED HOLIDAY MON, TUES & WED – OPEN THURS & FRI 10AM -1PM.  NORMAL OFFICE HOURS RESUME MON 9TH APRIL.  www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          31st    9.00pm     HOLY SATURDAY - Let the pascal feast begin as a 

 

                                                                    way of coming to the joys of Resurrection Sunday with

 

                                                                                                                                uplifted and welcoming hearts.

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun          1st        10.00am               EASTER SUNDAY – Parishioners

 

                                                                                (Mass will be held in the Community Centre)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               EASTER SUNDAY – Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha (1st Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April

 

Fri            6th         7.30pm                Michael Greaney, Bunnagara & Leitrim M (Anni)

 

Sat           7th         7.30pm                Jerry Brosnan, Church Road (Months Mind)

 

Sun         8th        11.00am               Nora & Danny Walsh, Moher (Anni)

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th April

 

 Thurs  5th            7.30pm                Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lissaniskea (Anni)

 

 Sun        8th        10.00am               Parishioners

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE: NO Adoration on Wednesday 4th.  It will resume on Wednesday 11th.  

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses this weekend for Easter/Spring Dues.  Green envelopes in your box. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Maureen Nolan, Murhur and to Liz & Mike O’Sullivan, The Village on the death of

 

Maureen’s brother & Liz’s uncle Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Skehanerin, Listowel.  Reposing at Lyons’s on Sun from 4pm to 7pm with removal to St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  Funeral Mass on Monday at 11.30am.  May Michael Donal Rest In Peace.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  April 26th 7.00pm-8.30pm.   Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane on April 27th - 29th Book now on 066/7134276.

 

REGIONAL RALLIES:  The Love Both Project is organising a series of rallies around Ireland over the coming weeks to highlight the tens of thousands of lives saved by the 8th Amendment and encourage people to speak up and stand up for life. The Limerick – Pro Life Love Both evening rally for families in the Region, takes place at the Limerick Race Course on Friday April 6th beginning at 6.00pm – 8.00pm.  Your presence is needed.

 

                                                  KNOCKANURE CHURCH REOPENS

 

The planned work for Knockanure Church has stopped for the time being.  This is most unfortunate but I will try to get the work restarted at a later date.  However, as the work has had to cease so suddenly it means that the heating system has not been completed.  Easter Sunday Mass will be held in the Community Centre as arranged.   The Church will be re-opened this coming week and Mass times will resume as normal.  The

 

Anniversary Mass on Thursday 5th for Jerry & Ellen Enright will take place in the Church.  Very many thanks to the Community Centre Committee for all their help in accommodating us while the Church was closed (see article on the next page entitled ‘I WILL TRY AGAIN, WILL ALL OF YOU?)

 

                                                              CELEBRATIONS

 

Many thanks to one and all for your prayerful presence and support during our Holy Week Ceremonies.  Happy Easter.  I am taking a rest for a few days next week.  I hope we will all benefit from that.  He is Risen – Alleluia!  Happy celebrations and after what we heard on Crime Watch last week – we all need to slow down!  Safe travelling and God’s warm protection during the Easter season.  A special welcome home to all who are visiting their families and to all visitors.  You are in my Masses and Prayers.                                             

 

I               WILL TRY AGAIN!  -   WILL ALL OF YOU?

 

Thomas Edison was one of the world’s greatest inventors, he was a good Christian and a great character too as the following demonstrates.  When he was working on improvements to his light bulb, he handed a finished bulb to a young assistant, who nervously carried it upstairs step by careful step.  At the last moment…he dropped the bulb!  The whole team had to work two full days to make another bulb.  When the new bulb was ready, Edison looked across the workroom and handed it to the same assistant, a gesture which undoubtedly not only made impression, but also changed this young man’s life forever.  The astute Edison knew that more than the bulb was a steak.  I desperately needed Edison’s Christianity, encouragement and delightful wisdom this week. 

 

Allow me to explain.  In my first November in the Parish back in 2015, I got a phone call from Kerry County Council’s Heritage Section, telling me to remove scaffolding from outside Knockanure Church.  They had received an anonymous phone call questioning what I was doing as it was a listed building.  They advised the immediate removal of the scaffolding, I agreed.  Then I told them that the scaffolding was there to repair the car park lights, I reminded them that the car park in those November evenings would be dark and that they would be responsible if any accidents happened if there were no lights there.  They quickly told me to leave the scaffolding and repair the lights straight away.  Back then I regretted not announcing and informing you about what was going on.  So second time round I decided to talk about it at all Masses in both Churches and to write about it in the Newsletter.  I invited comments, suggestions and conversation about my ideas to improve, refresh, install a new heating system and even to have new cushions on the seats in Knockanure Church.  No comment, no suggestions but more importantly no objections.  I engaged workers with a strict emphasis that I needed the work to be done quickly.  Having installed excellent new heaters, we needed urgent upgrading of the electrics – this was more major than anticipated but it was full steam ahead.  Everything is going fantastically well until I get my second phone call from Kerry County Council Heritage Section.  Our anonymous ‘friend’ is back!  So on Spy Wednesday I was left with no choice and had the uncomfortable task of calling off the improved works (for the time being).  Those I engaged for the work were fantastic and so understanding.  Their understanding and patience I really appreciate and I will never forget.  I can’t put my disappointment and sadness into words.  I know too that everyone in the Parish will be equally disappointed.  If is not evident that I am trying to serve both Churches generously and faithfully in these changing and challenging times in our Diocese, then engage with me rather than anonymous phone call to Kerry Heritage.  We are one Parish with two lovely Churches and one Priest.  Lets pass the Church of the Assumption and Corpus Christi Church onto the next generation in excellent condition.  As my good pal Edison brought light and gave confidence and encouragement to his fellow worker, may all of us in the Parish unite in caring for and enhancing both Churches.

 

              ICON OF HOLY FAMILY VISITS ST. MARY’S LISTOWEL

 

The Icon of the Holy Family will be in our Diocese shortly.  In fact it has been in Ireland since last August and it has been brought around many Dioceses to encourage reflection and prayer as part of the journey of preparation towards the World Meeting of Families in Dublin this August.  The Icon will be in St. Mary’s Church Listowel from Monday afternoon April 9th to Wednesday morning 11th April. The Icon was written by Iconographer Mihai Cucu and assisted by the Redemptoristine Sisters in Dublin.  The Icon takes the form of a triptych which looks, from the outside somewhat like a house with front doors.  The Archangel Michael and Gabriel are in these front doors, messengers of good news and God’s wonderful protection.  Inside, the central image is that of the Holy Family gathered around the kitchen table.  The Wedding Feast of Cana is evoked on the right panel and the Healing of Jairus’ daughter on the left panel.  A petition box accompanies the Icon.  These intentions will be brought to the closing Mass at which Pope Francis will preside.  All the religious communities in Ireland are praying for the intentions.   . 

 

                                      NOTICES

 

CHIROPODIST:  In Marian Hall on April 6th at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

ICA wish to thank all who supported the daffodil collection and bought teas at the bingo. Total proceeds amounted to €1800. The ICA AGM is on Tuesday night 10th April at 8.00pm in the Marian Hall. New members always welcome!

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUINITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 5th April at 9pm.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, son and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  All welcome .  Ann 086/3090948. Active Retirement Day on Monday 9th April.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.   If attending please phone 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.  

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    31st  – 8th  April     

 

Saturday

 

       31st                 Anthony Curtin, Clounmacon /

 

Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Joan & Ned Brick, Listowel & Athea, Sheila Mocklor, Breda Sullivan & Mary Kelly, Listowel / Kitty Neville, Bedford & Danny, John & Alfe Neville /

 

Lil Anne Curtin, Coolaclarig /

 

Connie Murphy, Athea 8.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Easter

 

Sunday

 

 

 

Sunday

 

1st          People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Michael Barrett, Golf view, Months Mind /

 

Denis Joe Hannon, Clieveragh, 1st Ann. /

 

Maire O Connor, Ballylongford, /

 

Jack & Bridie Leahy, Ballygologue Rd. /

 

John, Rita, Michael, Margaret & Joe Moloney, Woodford & New York /

 

Henrietta Dillon, Behins /

 

Moss Galvin & Joe Mulvihill, Clieveragh 11.30am

 

Mon 2nd              Deceased Members of the Old IRA          10.30am

 

                Funeral – Michael O Sullivan       11.30am

 

Tues 3rd               Ted Keane, Slievecahill, Birthday Remembrance / Special Intention /

 

Mary (Mai) Slowey, Listowel & London /

 

Private Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 4th                                                               Maude Carmody, Meen, Months Mind 10.30am

 

Thurs 5th                                             Kitt Guerin, Ballahadigue, Months Mind                10.30am

 

 Friday 

 

6th         Lila Stack, Writers Grove & Courthouse Lawn,  1st Anniversary    10.30am

 

                St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass /

 

Eileen Doyle, Clounmacon, Months Mind /

 

Successful  operation Intention                   7.00pm

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

7th         Michael O Gorman, Clieveragh 10.30am

 

                Sheila Ryan, Skehenerin / Eileen Galvin & John & Mary Brennan, Dirha West /

 

Marion Nolan nee Murphy, Bedford       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

8th         Jim, Anne, Nora & Voureen O Sullivan, Charles St

 

/ Tom & Jenny Carey, Main St.   9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 1st    

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Pat & Bridie O Driscoll, Ballygologue Pk. & Tanavalla / John Sheehy, Clounmacon / Moss Galvin & Joe Mulvihill, Clieveragh /  Daniel O Connor, Ballygologue Rd. & Ellen Moore, Charles St.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Eileen Fitzgibbon nee O’Connell, The Square.

 

Julie (Sheila) Ryan, St. Joseph Home & Ballygologue Pk.

 

 

 

FUNERAL Michael O Sullivan, Skehenerin, reposing in Lyons Funeral Home Sunday 4-7pm arriving into the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.30am burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

SPRING / EASTER DUES / OFFERINGS: which support your priests are due this weekend.  This is the green envelope in your Envelope Boxes. You may use the loose green envelopes that are at the back of the church or any envelope and mark Easter Offerings.  Our thanks to anybody who may have dropped in your donation  already. In order to facilitate this collection of your offering it will take place immediately after Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil Mass and also on Easter Sunday morning masses.  Many Thanks for your generosity.

 

TROCAIRE OFFERINGS:  please return your Trocaire Offering

 

ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY will be in Listowel Church from Monday April 9th to Wed. 11th April.  The Icon was specially commissioned for the World Meeting of Families. Its presence in our diocese during these  days is to encourage reflection and prayer for all families. Whether you’re a believer or appreciate art, young or old, everyone is welcome.

 

CHOOSE LIFE: We bring your attention to this week’s Issue 9 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this important issue.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  September 2nd – 7th 2018. Flights ex Kerry Airport. Total cost €785.00 assisted pilgrims €675.00. Pilgrimage Coordinator Janice 064 7758219.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY April 8th please note that there will be Divine Mercy Devotions in St. Mary’s Church, time: from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions. 

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE  will be closed from Friday, March  30th to Tuesday 3rd April. Normal hours resumes on Wednesday 4th. 

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the BioSpiritual Institute, April 27th - 29th at Ardfert Retreat Centre.  Book now 0667134276.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

GAS NETWORKS IRELAND construction of the gas distribution main throughout Listowel town have started last Wednesday 28th March. The route has an approximate length of 8km, starting at two locations ● Bridge Road continuing onto Town Square, Church St as Tim Kennelly, Roundabout. ● William St. upper continuing onto Charles St. & Colbert St. works will have an impact on traffic they will try to minimise disruption caused by the pipe laying works. Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support.

 

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL Bus to Knock 14th April 2018. 

 

Contact Margaret Murphy (086) 8689359. 

 

THE LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP presents "Solo Run", a play by Tony Guerin at St. John's Arts and Cultural Centre. Opening from April 5th to April 9th.  Bookings at 068 22566.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - BAG PACK FOR NCBI

 

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Listowel on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Fr. Declan wishes you all a

 

Happy & Holy Easter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lixnaw Dawn Mass and Easter Fire at Kiltomey Cemetery, Lixnaw on Easter Sunday Morning at 6 am. On Easter Sunday morning people will come with prayer and respect remembering that St. Patrick lit the first Easter fire on the hill of Slane. We are also mindful that it was towards dawn and on the first day of the week that the empty tomb was discovered.  The lighting of the fire is of fierce significance and will be based on the opening verses of the Easter Proclamation. As the torch is passed from the Altar to the vicinity of the fire the words “Heavenly Powers – Rejoice O Earth – and sound the trumpet” will resound and the mighty beat of the all powerful drum will remind us that something special is about to unfold.  Then the lighting blazing fire will hopefully help us to connect with loved ones who have died and for whom heaven is now a reality through the Resurrection. We celebrate the generosity of so many people who make the Dawn Mass a reality.  The fire building team – the lighting team – the sound team – stewarding teams – Liam Quilter and family who provide parking. Finally thanks to Sean Dowling for allowing us the use of His field for the massive Easter Fire.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    24th March – 1st April     

 

Saturday

 

       24th                Jack Flavin, Church St. Months Mind /

 

Nelius Leahy, Feale Drive /

 

Gee & Peggy Dore, Charles St. & Lartigue Village

 

Margaret & Denis McElligott & Deceased Family Members, Bedford /

 

Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Park /

 

Tadgh & Betty Hickey, Clouncagh /

 

Noreen Stack, Ballybunion           6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Palm Sunday

 

 

 

Sunday

 

25th       Dick Stokes & Deceased Family Members, Listowel & Mullingar 9.00am

 

                Philly McCarthy, Ennismore, Months Mind /

 

Basil Brennan, Colbert St., Months Mind /

 

Tom Hannon, Willow brook, Months Mind /

 

Michael Quille, Woodford /

 

Mary Dowling, Ballinruddery       11.30am

 

Mon 26th                            10.30am

 

                Easter Confessions          8.00pm

 

Tues 27th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 28th                                                                            10.30am

 

Thurs 29th                                           Morning Prayers              10.30am

 

                Mass of the Lord’s Supper –

 

Liam Frances Woulfe, Horse Shoe Bar     8.00pm

 

Fri  30th                Morning Prayers              10.30am

 

                Passion of our Lord           3.00pm

 

                Stations of the Cross        8.00pm

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

31st        Morning Prayers              10.30am

 

                 Anthony Curtin, Clounmacon /

 

Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Joan & Ned Brick, Listowel & Athea, Sheila Mocklor, Breda Sullivan & Mary Kelly, Listowel.

 

Kitty Neville, Bedford & Danny, John & Alfe Neville          Vigil 8.00pm

 

 Easter

 

Sunday

 

1st

 

April       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Michael Barrett, Golf view, Months Mind /

 

Denis Joe Hannon, Clieveragh, 1st Ann. /

 

Maire O Connor, Ballylongford, /

 

Jack & Bridie Leahy, Ballygologue Rd. /

 

Johnny,  Joe & Michael Moloney, Woodford & New York.             11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 25th   

 

Fr. McNamara,  089-4044816  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Hannah Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Patrick & Michael O Shaughnessy, William St. & Kentucky / Paul Kirby, Charles St. / Molly Lynch, Killocrim / Brian Holland, the Writings/ Eileen Relihan, Bedford / James Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave. / James, Catherine & Mary O Sullivan, Gortnaminch.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Bernie O Connor, Lartigue Village.

 

Eileen Fitzgibbon nee O’Connell, The Square.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY: is Sunday next March 25th as we begin Holy Week and celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord. The blessing of Palms will take place at each of masses in the Parish.

 

HOLY WEEK CONFESSION FOR OUR PASTORAL AREA: will take place  on Monday week 26th March at 8.00 p.m. All the priests of the Pastoral Area hope to be present and we invite you to do your Easter duty on the night. Thanks.

 

PROGRAMME ON FAMILY: Last week of the Programme this  Tuesday night in the Parish Meeting Room on Pope Francis  ‘Joy of Love’  It is being facilitated by Fr. Sean O. Sheehy. It is free all are welcome.

 

PARISH LITURGY GROUP will meet on Wednesday 28th March at 7pm. in the Presbytery.

 

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

 

PRO LIFE: We bring your attention to this week’s Issue 8 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this important issue.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 160TH ANNIVERSARY Theme: “Do whatever He tells you” September 2nd – 7th 2018. Flights ex Kerry Airport. Total cost €785.00 assisted pilgrims €675.00. Pilgrimage Coordinator Janice 064 7758219.

 

PARISH OFFICE will be closed from Friday 30th to Tuesday 3rd April. Normal hours resumes on Wednesday 4th April. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE On Sunday 25th March at 6pm in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee, Kerry Right To Life invites you to hear John Waters and guests speak about  'The Crisis of Democracy in Ireland'

 

By attempting to vote on and remove the right to life, the Irish Government is dismantling our Constitution. Fundamental rights, such as the right to life, are now being voted on  as if they were dispensable in a civilised society.

 

EASTER CAMP LIMITED PLACES booking required, Contact Patricia Lyons on 06823584 Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks Included Where: Listowel Family Resource Centre When: 26th to 30th March 9.30am-1.30pm daily.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - BAG PACK FOR NCBI

 

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Listowel  on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SHEP COURSE Start Date: Mon. 9th April 2018 10.30a.m to 1 p.m. Cost: Free (€2 contribution per session) Contact: Bridie 068-23584

 

THE LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL GROUP will host an evening seminar entitled 'Attitudes to Alcohol Consumption' at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday.April 11 from 7-9pm. The keynote speakers will include; Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Olympic boxing sliver medallist in 2008, Kenny Egan.

 

REFRESHER OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID COURSE Is being offered at Listowel Family Resource Centre On 23rd April 2018 For further details contact: Bridie 068-23584 .

 

LISTOWEL EMMETS are currently undertaking a Club Development Plan. In order for us to plan for the future we are holding a workshop at our clubhouse on Thursday 5th April. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the club to have their say and see how we can grow and develop our club in our community. We would love for as many people as possible to attend and we warmly welcome all input from everyone. The workshop will run for no longer than one hour and thirty minutes and refreshments will be served on the night also. This is a big step for our club and we hope you can all be a part of it. For further information please see our social media forums, our club website or Club PRO Pat Barry on pro.listowelemmets.kerry@gaa.ie or 087 7651416.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Parish Office hours for Holy Week & Easter:  Holy Week - Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed & Good Friday.  Easter Week – Closed Holiday Mon, Tues & Wed – open Thurs & Fri 10am -1pm each day.  Normal office hours resume Mon 9th April. 

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours. Thank you. THIS IS HOLY WEEK.  

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          24th   7.30pm     Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni) 

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun        25th  10.00am    PALM SUNDAY - Jack & Betty Goulding, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Martin Mulvihill – Nenagh & Glenalappa (Get Well)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Monday 26th March to Sunday 1st April

 

Mon      26th   7.30pm     Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan, The Hill (Anni)                                8.00pm                Deanery Reconcilliation Service (confessions) will

 

                                                                be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel led by

 

                                                                Fr. Kevin.

 

Tues 27th   7.00pm          Stations of the Cross

 

                                 7.30pm                Kit Guerin, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (grandmother to James Fogarty, Listowel Road)

 

Wed 28th   7.30am           Last early morning Lenten Mass (Parishioners)

 

                                 7.30pm                SPY WEDNESDAY – For Judas has left his mark on

 

                                                                our calendars the pain of his betrayal is still felt in                                                             our world of today.

 

Thurs  29th   8.00pm HOLY THURSDAY – Mass of the Lords Supper     & the recommissioning of present & new Eucharistic

 

                                                                Ministers.

 

                                                                Watching ‘EUCHARISTIC ADORATION’ until midnight

 

Fri            30th   12noon    GOOD FRIDAY – Outdoor Stations of the Cross –                                                               in the grounds of Moyvane Church -weather permitting                                                            Children & family friendly.  All welcome.

 

                                 3.00pm                Celebrating the Lord’s Passion including veneration of                                                  the Cross.

 

                                 8.00pm                Stations of the Cross – especially for those who have                                                     not had the opportunity to attend earlier ceremonies                                                            due to work commitments.  All welcome.

 

Sat 31st   9.00pm HOLY SATURDAY – Let the pascal feast begin as a      way of coming to the joys of Resurrection Sunday with     uplifted and welcoming hearts.

 

Sun          1st        11.00am               EASTER SUNDAY – Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 1st April

 

Sun         1st      10.00am EASTER SUNDAY – Parishioners

 

                                                                (Mass will be held in the Community Centre)

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Wednesday 12noon to 7pm (note time change for this week due to Altar Server training).   We encourage devotees from Knockanure to come to Moyvane Church while Knockanure Church is closed.  Please note there will be NO Adoration on Wednesday 4th.  It will resume on Wednesday 11th.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Liston Family, Loughill & to Michael & Marie Liston & Family, The Village on the death of Michael’s brother Dan whose funeral took place in Loughill Church last Wednesday.  May Dan enjoy eternal life.

 

THE CHRISM MASS: will take place on Tuesday evening March 27th at 7.00pm.  There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory.  Everyone is welcome.

 

GREAT NEWS!  Pope Francis has confirmed his visit to Dublin for the World Meeting of Families. In

 

preparation the Icon of the Holy Family is coming to St. Mary’s Church, Listowel for the North Kerry Pastoral

 

Area on Monday 9th to midday on Wednesday 11th.  Further details on www.dioceseofkerry.ie 

 

BECOMING A CARING PRESENCE IN TODAY’S WORLD: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane,  April 27th - 29th  at Ardfert Retreat Centre.  Book now 066/7134276.

 

                KNOCKANURE CHURCH STAND STILL

 

I received a phone call from Kerry County Council on Thursday afternoon informing me that they had received an anonymous phone call concerning the work we have undertaken in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure.  The representative from the Council is very helpful but it means that we have to look at other options for removing the blackness and smoke stains from the ceiling other than painting.  So while various options are being explored it means the work has ceased for now.  It is hoped that this will be resolved quickly.  I will keep you informed on the progress. 

 

                                                   HOLY WEEK FULL OF CHOICES

 

Heading into my third Holy Week in the Parish I am reminded that it’s a week full of choices and because of Calvary we are free to choose.  Here are some choices which I have put together for this very special week.  I hope you find them helpful.  

 

I CHOOSE LOVE………….

 

No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness.  I choose love.  This week I will love Jesus and what Jesus loves.  

 

I CHOOSE JOY…………….

 

I will invite Jesus to be the God of circumstances.   I will refuse the temptation to be cynical.  I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, temples of God’s Holy Spirit, created by God.  I will refuse to see any difficulty or problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.  

 

I CHOOSE PEACE………….

 

I will live forgiven.  I will forgive so that I may live.  What is available to us at the Reconciliation Service in Listowel this Monday evening can help us enjoy Holy Week better.

 

I CHOOSE PATIENCE…....

 

I will overlook the inconveniences of daily living.  Instead of cursing, the one who takes my place I’ll invite him to do so.  Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray.  Instead of clinching my fist all I have to do, I will do them with joy and giving it my best.

 

I CHOOSE KINDNESS……..

 

I will be kind to the unkind, for such is how Jesus had treated me.  Nothing is won by force.  I choose to be gentle.  If I raise my voice, may it be only in praise.  There is loads more that could be added to these.  If I succeed, I will give thanks.  If I fail, I will seek God’s grace.  All of us can make this week Holy. 

 

FINAL WEEK OF LENT

 

Monday – Reconciliation in Listowel at 8pm.  In the Parish - Tuesday Stations of the Cross at 7pm, Spy

 

Wednesday – Lenten Mass 7.30am.  Easter Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday.  Very many thanks to all those who attended the early Lenten Masses for all of Lent.  

 

                                                NOTICES

 

A MEMORIAL SEAT:  will be unveiled and blessed at the Grotto on Monday 26th of March at 7pm in memory of Michael and Denis Hanrahan's 10th Anniversary. This will then be followed by the 7.30pm Mass for Michael, Anne and Denis Hanrahan, The Hill, Moyvane.

 

ROAD WORKS UPDATE:  The road between Moyvane and Knockanure will be closed on the Moyvane side of the Anamoy Bridge from Monday March 26th to Friday March 30th from 7.30am to 6pm. Any queries please contact Alan Quinn on 086/4600223. 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  With weather improving and holidays approaching there are camps and courses available to suit all ages such as Easter camps, First Aid and Personal Development  23584.

 

 

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours. Thank you. Lent continues. Lent Repent. www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          17th        7.30pm                Maureen Kinane, Aughrim (Anni)  

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun        18th       10.00am               Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

                                11.00am               Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th March

 

Tues 20th  10.00am         Special Intention – Sick

 

Wed 21st   7.30am           Lenten Mass – Parishioners

 

Thurs 22nd   7.00pm        Lenten Reflective Rosary

 

 7.30pm                Paddy Hughes, Lower Aughrim (Anni)

 

Fri           23rd   7.30pm     Noreen & John Scanlon, Inchamore (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the Scanlon & Flavin families

 

Sat          24th    7.30pm    Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun        25th  11.00am    PALM SUNDAY

 

                                                                Martin Mulvihill, Nenagh & Glenalappa – Get well.

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 25th March

 

Sun        25th  10.00am    PALM SUNDAY (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

                                                                                                                                Jack & Betty Goulding, Keylod (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm.  We encourage devotees from Knockanure who normally who have Eucharistic Adoration on a Tuesday to come to Moyvane on Wednesday. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the family, relatives & friends of Kitty Normoyle (née Keane), Knockdown, Athea

 

& late of Ahalahana whose funeral took place in Ballyhahill last Sunday.   The death has occurred of Bernie O’Connor, Listowel & l/o Keylod.  Sympathy to his family, his relatives here in the parish and his wide circle of friends.  May Kitty & Bernie Rest In Peace.   Masses for the aforementioned will be said at a later date.  LENTEN TALK:  Paul Montgomery will speak this comingTuesday evening in the Marian Hall at 7.30pm on the theme of ‘Now is the time’.  Paul will explore the concept of time as sacred and a pathway to God using image, scripture and prayer.  Paul who is a school Chaplain in Causeway Comprehensive School was with us last year for a Lenten Talk which was very informative and uplifting.  He is a very good communicator and he will have a special message to enlighten our days as we head towards Holy Week.  I really encourage you to make the time to come to this talk.  An invitation has been extended to those who made Confirmation in Moyvane recently to come if they so wish to commit themselves to taking the Pledge to abstain from alcohol until the age of 18 and to abstain from drugs for life.  This short ceremony will take place after Paul’s presentation.  The evening will be rounded off with a cuppa and some refreshments.  All are welcome. 

 

                                        CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI KNOCKANURE

 

As you all are aware by now, the Church of Corpus Christi, Knockanure has been closed for the past week.  It will remain closed until Sunday April 15th.  The work that we are undertaking is the rewiring of the whole Church which will include plug points and new economical lighting.  Also cleaning and painting of the ceiling that has been damaged over the years by having the heaters too high up.  The complete instillation of heaters and appropriate extractor fans .  All of this God willing should be completed for Sun 15th April.  Apologies for the inconvenience and your patience and support are deeply appreciated.  This means Holy Week ceremonies will be in Moyvane Church for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.  All from Knockanure are welcome to join us on those days.  In the meantime Sunday morning Masses will continue in the Community Centre.

 

 

 

A NINE YEAR OLD GIRL EXPLAINS GOD!

 

We live in an age of panellists and analysts all expressing their views on a variety of topics.  They all wish us to believe that their view is right.  This week in our lowly publication, we are delighted to have the lovely views of a nine year old who wishes to remain anonymous as she explains God to us.  I wonder if any of us could do as good.  

 

One of God’s main jobs is making people.   He makes them to replace the ones that die, so that    there will be enough people to take care of things on earth.  He doesn’t make grownups, just babies, I

 

think because they are smaller and easier to make.  That way He doesn’t have to take up His valuable time teaching them how to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.  God’s second most important job is listening to prayers.  An awful lot goes on, since some people like priests and nuns pray at times besides bedtime.  Because of this, God doesn’t have time to listen to the radio or watch the TV.  God sees everything and hears everything which keeps him pretty busy so you shouldn’t go wasting His time by going over your Mam and Dad’s head asking for something they said you couldn’t have.  Jesus is God’s son, He used to do all the hard work like walking on water and doing miracles and people finally got tired of Him preaching to them so they crucified Him. But He was good and kind like His father and He told His Father that they didn’t know what they were doing and to forgive them and His Father said ok. His Dad appreciated everything He had done and He didn’t have to go out on the road anymore and He could stay in Heaven.  Now, He helps His Dad by listening to prayers and seeing after things that are important to God.  Like a secretary only more important.  You can pray anytime you want to because they have worked it out that there is one of them will be on duty at all times.  You should always go to Church because it makes God happy and if there is anybody you want to make happy its God.  Don’t skip Mass to do something you think will be more fun like going to a football match of a disco.  This is wrong.  You can go to a match or a disco after Mass anyhow.  If you don’t believe in God you will be very lonely because your Mam and Dad can’t go everywhere with you, like to school and God can.  It is good to know He is around when you are scared of the dark or when you can’t swim and get thrown in at the deep end of the pool.  You shouldn’t just always think about what God can do for you.  I figured God put me here and He can take me back any time He pleases.  That is really why I believe in God. 

 

With the arrival of Lent early this year, it has meant the Holy Season has literally passed us by unnoticed.  Despite having Lenten celebrations such as early morning Wednesday Mass and Stations of the Cross, attendance at both have been away down compared to previous years.  We still have two weeks to go so please check into ‘Lent This Week’ in the newsletter for events you may wish to be involved with.  Mindful of the delightful piece written above by a nine-year-old, may her God be our God as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter. 

 

LENT THIS WEEK

 

Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall – Lenten Talk by Paul Montgomery, School Chaplain.  Wednesday 7.30am Lenten Mass.  Thursday 7.00pm Lenten Reflective Rosary.  Your presence at any/all is deeply appreciated.

 

HOLY WEEK CONFESSIONS

 

Holy week confessions for our Pastoral Area (which includes Moyvane/Knockanure) will take place on Monday 26th at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to receive the grace of the Sacrament.  Many Priests will be available for confession.  All are welcome.                                         NOTICES

 

ICA:  The ICA will sell teas/treats at the Bingo on Thursday night 22nd March in aid of the Cancer Society.

 

Please support this very worthy cause.

 

ASDEE ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE:  on Palm Sunday from 3pm to 6pm.  The committee would like to extend an invitation to all to come and join them for an afternoon of dancing, music and fun.  Admission €5. COISTE NA NÓG AWARDS NIGHT:  We are delighted to welcome up and coming Kerry star David Clifford who will present medals to our up and coming football stars from Moyvane/Knockanure this Sunday at 6.45pm in the Marian Hall.  Congratulations to all recipients and their families.  Lets give David a nice Boro welcome.

 

CORK MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Cork International Hotel on 13th -15th April.  This is a weekend getaway experience for all married couples who want to rediscover the joy of Marriage.  086/8334382 or 086 6095168 -   www.marriageencounter.ie 

 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S WEEKEND:  Extending blessings and good wishes to all, especially our visitors this St.

 

Patrick’s weekend.  Safe and happy celebrations to all.  May God and St. Patrick’s bless us.  Lá Fhéile Pádraig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    17th March – 25th March     

 

Saturday

 

       17th                Bridget & Dan O Connor, Moyvane /

 

Paddy & Jane Barry & Deceased Family Members, Dirha / Noreen O Connor, Bunagara /

 

Nora, Martin & Pauline Carey, Listowel  6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

18th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Michael Lawlee, Ballygologue Pk, Months Mind /

 

Michael & Mary Buckley & Deceased Family Members, Finuge /

 

Bridie Collins, Hawthorn Drive /

 

Elise Collins, Ballygologue Park /

 

Jack, Nora, Paddy & Eileen, McElligott, Coolaclarig /  Kitty & Danny Broderick, Gortcreen                11.30am

 

Mon 19th            Private Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 20th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 21st                                                             Private Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 22nd                                          Monica Corridan, Covent St.       10.30am

 

Fri  23rd                Joe Hannon, Charles St. / Special Intention          10.30am

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

24th       Private Intention              10.30am

 

                 Jack Flavin, Church St. Months Mind /

 

Nelius Leahy, Feale Drive /

 

Gee & Peggy Dore, Charles St. & Lartigue Village

 

Margaret & Denis McElligott & Deceased Family Members, Bedford /

 

Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Park /

 

Tadgh & Betty Hickey, Clouncagh /

 

Noreen Stack, Ballybunion           Vigil 6.15pm

 

Palm Sunday

 

25th       Dick Stokes & Deceased Family Members, Listowel & Mullingar 9.00am

 

                Philly McCarthy, Ennismore, Months Mind /

 

Basil Brennan, Colbert St., Months Mind /

 

Tom Hannon, Willow brook, Months Mind /

 

Michael Quille, Woodford            11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Brick,  087-9473317  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Danny McCarthy, Lyre & Joan & Paddy Sheehy, Duagh / Paddy Halpin, Greenville/ David Bunyan Sen. Market St.  & Maureen & Joseph Lambert, Wexford / Helen Kennelly, Market St. / Patrick Brennan, Co. Leitrim.

 

RECENT DEATHS Teresa O Connor, Greenville.

 

Jimmy Roche, Carrigcannon, Lyreacrompane

 

Bernie O’Connor, Lartigue Village.

 

Eileen Byrne, nee Mahoney, Clonmel, late of Charles St.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PARISH OFFICE will be closed on this Bank Holiday Monday 19th March normal office hours resumes on Tuesday 20th.

 

DUAGH PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY:  on Tuesday next, 20th in Duagh Church at 3.30 p.m. The 45 candidates and family members are asked to be seated in the church by 3.15p.m.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND, The film night for people booked is on Thursday next  22nd March starting at 7.30pm sharp in the Parish Meeting Room.  Those looking to pay their balance can contact Premier Travel direct on 021-4277700.

 

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

 

CLOSING MASS FOR DUAGH PARISH MISSION: Fr. Derek Meskell CSSR will return to Duagh Church to bring their recent Parish Mission to a close on Friday night next, March 23rd at 8.00 p.m. It was unfortunate to bring their great Mission to an abrupt close due to the weather recently but you are all invited back to this ‘Mass of Thanksgiving’.

 

PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY: is Sunday next March 25th as we begin Holy Week and celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord. The blessing of Palms will take place at each of masses in the Parish.

 

HOLY WEEK CONFESSION FOR OUR PASTORAL AREA: will take place  on Monday week 26th March at 8.00 p.m. All the priests of the Pastoral Area hope to be present and we invite you to do your Easter duty on the night. Thanks.

 

VISIT OF ICON OF HOLY FAMILY IN THE DOCESE OF KERRY: As the ICON travels throughout the country in preparation for WMF2018 in Dublin next August, the ICON will visit Listowel, Kenmare, and Killarney & Tralee. It will be here  in St. Mary’s Church on the afternoon of Monday April 9th to the morning of Wednesday, April 11th. More details later.

 

BISHOP RAY INVITES CANDIDATES TO CONSIDER PERMANENT DIACONATE: ‘We are hoping to have a ‘come and see year’ starting in September for candidates from four Munster dioceses. One of  our recently ordained deacons will speak in Listowel in early in April. More details later.  

 

PRO LIFE: We bring your attention to this week’s Issue 7 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this important issue.

 

NORTH KERRY PASTORAL AREA  LENTEN TALK:  Tuesday 20th March in Asdee, Dr. Patricia Kieran Exploring Family Life. Come to hear Patricia Kieran explore Family Life in a positive light at 7.30 in Asdee Community Centre – an inspirational speaker! All are welcome and there is no admission fee.

 

CORK MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Cork International Hotel, 13/04/18–15/04/18  Marriage Encounter is a Weekend getaway experience for all married couples who want to rediscover the joy of Marriage. Tel:  086 8334382-  / www.marriageencounter.ie

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

DAFFODIL DAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd  Funds raised from our Daffodil Day campaign support life-saving cancer research and support and care for people affected by cancer. Many Thanks.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE  AGM in on 28th April at 7.00pm.

 

LISTOWEL VTOS IS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS of FREE Adult Education in Listowel this year. VTOS is for Adults who want to upskill or retrain in a friendly Learning environment. If you are in receipt of a DSP payment for more than 156 days and over 21 you are eligible to apply for  VTOS. Come along to our OPEN DAY on Thursday March 22 between 10 and 1 pm  in North Kerry College (listowel community college).

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - BAG PACK FOR NCBI

 

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Listowel  on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

 

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE On Sunday March 25th at 6pm John Waters, Kathy Sinnott and Fr. Marcel de La Cruz will talk in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. Please follow us on facebook Kerry Right To Life for all upcoming events. If you would like to be a team in the Listowel area or in Dingle area please contact us. kerryrighttolife@gmail.com

 

THE BRICKX CLUB: Easter Camp in Seanchai Centre March  26th  – 28th March 10.00 a.m. to 1.00m p.m. Lego & Arts & Crafts suitable for 4 – 12 year olds. Bookings 089- 4459992

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours. Thank you. Lent continues. Lent Repent. www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          10th      7.30pm Margaret Mulvihill, Gortdromosillihy (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & her loving husband Mícheál

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        11th       10.00am               Michael & Margaret Flynn, Knockanure (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass in Knockanure Community Centre)

 

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

 

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

 

Mon      12th        7.00pm                Stations of the Cross

 

                                 7.30pm                Mikey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill (Months Mind)

 

Wed  14th            7.30am                Lenten Mass – Special Intention

 

17th MARCH – ST. PATRICK’S DAY – PATRICK BISHOP AND PRINICPAL      PATRON OF OUR COUNTRY.

 

Fri           16th        7.30pm                VIGIL – ST. PATRICK’S DAY 

 

                                                                Eamon Pelican, Moyvane South (1st Anni)

 

Sat     17th            11.00am               Denis Murphy, Cork (Rec Dec)    

 

                                                                (father to William and father-in-law to Connie,

 

                                                                Bruach na Gaile)

 

                                 7.30pm                Maureen Kinane, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun        18th       11.00am               Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March

 

(Note:  Masses held in Knockanure Community Centre)

 

Sat          17th       10.00am               ST. PATRICK’S DAY

 

Kitty & Mossie Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)          Sun        18th   10.00am   Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Canon Declan O’Connor  087/0908949. Emergencies only. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm.  We encourage devotees from Knockanure who normally who have Eucharistic Adoration on a Tuesday to come to Moyvane on Wednesday. 

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses this weekend for the Parish Priest’s Dues.  I am conscious that so many of you contributed €950 last weekend.  Remaining contributions and envelopes can be given to the second collection this weekend.  Very many thanks. A reminder that for the Vigil and St. Patrick’s Day Masses there will be a second collection for the Emigrant Services. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:   To Theresa Hanrahan and Bernie Kearney, Kilbaha on the death of their sister-inlaw Maud Carmody (née Kissane) of Meen, Listowel whose funeral took place earlier in the week in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  To Ena & Johnny McEvoy, Aughrim and Michelle & James Sheehy, Asdee on the death of Ena and Michelle’s brother John Walsh, Larha, Asdee.  See RIP.ie for funeral arrangements.  May Maud and John Rest In Peace.  Mass for Maud here in the Parish will be on Saturday 19th May at 7.30pm.   There will also be a Mass here in the Parish for John at a time to be confirmed.  

 

MOTHER’S DAY THIS SUNDAY:  We are delighted this weekend to honour all Mums on this their special weekend.  Here in the Parish we are making it special too as we welcome Sr. Aileen Murphy from the Diocesan Pastoral Team who will speak at all Masses.  We really appreciate that she is giving her time so generously to be with us.  We also have a special gift for all Mums.  It will prove to be extra special as well as we welcome our First Holy Communion children as they continue their preparation for their big day in May.  We welcome all who are with them.  May the Lord help all of us in making this Sunday a special day for all Mums. 

 

                                         AFTER RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION

 

Remember when you came back to your seat and closed your eyes and put your head down reverently and talked and talked to me?  I wanted to tell you to open your eyes and look at MY BROKEN BODY ALL AROUND YOU.  I tried to catch your attention - the time the little child stood on your foot and spoke to you – but you didn’t see me and didn’t hear me.  I was the woman whose marriage ended recently and whose heart was being eaten up right through Mass and a friendly smile would have been a support to me.  I am your wife who cooked, prepared and coped with the children and all the burdens of home whilst you read the Sunday paper and then went to the Village for a pint.  I am your husband, your children and you stamped and huffed and gave us the silent treatment for three long hours after Mass that blackened and deadened the whole atmosphere of our home.  I am your father and your mother and you have ignored and mocked and criticised us as only a teenager knows.  I am your teenager in whom you have lost belief and your nagging is driving me crazy.  I am your next door neighbour about whom you spend so much time gossiping and criticising.  I am your fellow parishioner whom you meet everyday in the street and ignore me – busy about your own concerns.  And it sickens me, all the coldness, the squabbling and divisions, and those endless running battles that scourge me and crown me and then you pierce my side at Holy Communion with your empty words of love.  If you love me, feed my sheep, my starving sheep and start in your own home.  Please don’t keep me at bay any longer.  Don’t talk to me - LISTEN – I don’t want you to go loving my Spirit by ignoring my body.  I don’t want you to open your mouth to receive my Body and close your ears and eyes to shut it out.  When will you understand that you cannot have Holy Communion with Me if you don’t have Communion with your sisters and brothers.  Stop thinking of me as some spiritual being in the skies.  I am one of those people and you cannot have Me without them.  On the last day I won’t ask how many times you attended Mass – that’s not holiness.  I will ask you how your spouse and family grew in love and faith.  How did they live their Mass?  How did your family spread its love across your Parish and how did they celebrate that love at Communion at Church at Vigil Masses and Sundays?

 

LENT THIS WEEK

 

Monday Stations of the Cross in Moyvane at 7pm.  Wednesday Lenten Mass in Moyvane at 7.30am.

 

                                                NOTICES

 

ICA:  In keeping with tradition, the ICA will sell daffodils in aid of the Cancer Society after all masses in Moyvane and Knockanure on the weekend of 17th and 18th  March.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL:  Alzheimer's/Dementia talk Tuesday March 13th from 7.309.30pm. For info on a wide range of courses  068/23584.

 

THANK YOU:  Very many thanks to all who helped last weekend with vehicles and shovels in clearing away the snow especially in both Churches and on the main roads.  Thank God that we got away safely during that difficult spell of weather.  Let’s continue our prayers for an improvement in the weather.

 

THREE CHEERS FOR MUMS!!

 

“To be a mother is an opportunity for a lifetime of love.

 

To be a mother to a baby with a terminal illness is no less a privilege.  It is an extraordinary opportunity  for a deep and lasting love.” Clíona Johnson, from Dublin,  whose son John Paul lived for just 17 minutes.

 

A GIFT AND A PRAYER………..

 

Mother’s Day 2018

 

Dear Jesus, we thank you for all mothers and carers especially those here in our Parish of Moyvane.  We thank you for their patience and encouragement. Jesus, we pray that all mums will feel really special today and we can show them as much love as they show us. Happy celebrations and blessings for a wonderful Mother’s Day!  Moyvane Parish

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL  from Sat 10th March 2018

 

                                  

 

Saturday

 

       10th                Val O Connor, Greenville, Months Mind /

 

Patrick Buckley, Upper William St., Months Mind / Tom Walshe, Dublin & Listowel, Recently Deceased & John Joseph Walshe, Lower William St. / Noel Woods, London /

 

Michael O Mahony, Woodford, & Deceased Family / Kathleen Whelan, Finuge /

 

Mary & Dick Pierse, Market St. /

 

Helen Nagle nee O Connor, Skehenerin /

 

Con, Elizabeth, Sr. Pius & John Paul O Farrell, Church St. 6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

11th       Pat & Kitt Dowling, Bridge Road / Dick Stokes, Listowel & Mullingar, Birthday Rem.            9.00am

 

                Michael & Bridget O Carroll, Clieveragh /

 

Josephine & James Allen, Killocrim /

 

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

 

Mon 12th            Private Intention / Special Intention        10.30am

 

                Funeral Mass – Teresa O Connor, Greenville       11.30am

 

Tues 13th            Micháel O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Birthday Rem.  / Special Intention               10.30am

 

Wed 14th                                                            Mary & Michael Halpin, Ballygologue Pk. & Ian McCarthy, Derrindaffe, Duagh                10.30am

 

Thurs 15th                                           John, Mary & Thomas Dillon, Knockanassig          10.30am

 

Fri  16th                                10.30am

 

                Catherine Moran nee O Donoghue & John, Nora & Mary O Donoghue, Ballygologue Pk    6.15pm

 

 

 

 Saturday

 

17th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Lá le Pádraig – Broadcast Live on RTE TV 11.00am

 

                 Bridget & Dan O Connor, Moyvane /

 

Paddy & Jane Barry & Deceased Family Members, Dirha /

 

Noreen O Connor, Bunagara       Vigil 6.15pm

 

     Sunday

 

  18th     People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Michael Lawlee, Ballygologue Pk, Months Mind /

 

Michael & Mary Buckley & Deceased Family Members, Finuge /

 

Bridie Collins, Hawthorn Drive /

 

Elise Collins, Ballygologue Park /

 

Jack, Nora, Paddy & Eileen, McElligott, Coolaclarig / Kitty & Danny Broderick, Gortcreen

 

                11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 11th  

 

Canon Declan,  087-0908949 (emergencies only)

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mary Wixted, Murroe Co. Limerick, and Listowel / Tony McAuliffe, Charles St. / John L. Sullivan Snr., Ennismore / Tony Hartnett, Killocrim / Dan Joe Leahy, Shrone / Bridget & John Flaherty, Charles St./ Teresa Sullivan nee Lucey, Charles St. & Cardiff, Martin & Dorothy Jordan, Kilkenny \ Charles St. 

 

RECENT DEATHS

 

Kit Guerin, Ballyahadigue / Maud Carmody, Meen /

 

Michael Barrett, Golf View / &

 

Teresa O Connor, Greenville. Remains reposing at O’Carroll’s Funeral Home on this Sunday evening from  5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Arriving at Church at 7.30 p.m. Requiem Mass on this Monday morning at 11.30 a.m. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR EMIGRANT SERVICES will be taken up at all masses throughout the Diocese this weekend. For the past 60 years the Irish Church has had a Council for Emigrants. It is estimated that over 30,000 Irish nationals emigrated last year. Services are provided in cities In England and the U.S. and elsewhere. Where our emigrants are in need these services seek to help. Our diocesan collection provides much needed funds for these services. Thank you for your generosity. It will take place immediately after Holy Communion. Thank you.

 

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

 

PROGRAMME ON FAMILY: week 4  Tuesday night in the Parish Meeting Room on Pope Francis  ‘Joy of Love’  It is being facilitated by Fr. Sean O. Sheehy. It is free all are welcome.

 

LEGION OF MARY  meet every Wednesday from 8pm. to 9pm. in the parish meeting room. New members welcome.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND, The film night for people booked is on Thursday 22nd March Starting at 7.30pm sharp in the Parish Meeting Room.  Those looking to pay their balance can contact Premier Travel direct on 021-4277700.

 

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

 

PRO LIFE: We bring your attention to this week’s newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this important issue.

 

 

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: (LÁ LE PÁDRAIG)

 

Saturday next – March 17th - our National Feast Day. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are: Vigil Mass on Friday evening at 6.15 p.m. and on Saturday at 9.00 a.m. & 11.00am. There will be a flavour of Gaeilge at all our masses with the Parish Choir and the  Parish Folk Group.

 

MASS IS AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 11.00 A.M. on the day to suit the RTÉ schedule as we are being broadcast live on RTÉ Television & RTÉ radio simultaneously.   We have been asked to have everybody seated in the church at 10.45 a.m. (Sharp) as everything is timed to a second. There will be a crew of over 20 people involved in the broadcast. Best wishes to all involved.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Listowel will provide the finish line for thousands of runners taking part in the nationwide race – which happens once every two years – coinciding with Seachtain na Gaeilge. The race begins on the first day of Seachtain na Gaeilge in City Hall, Belfast, and will finish in Listowel on St Patrick’s Day.

 

OPEN DAY KILLOCRIM SCHOOL will take place one Wednesday 14th March from 1-2pm.  For Boys & Girls, enrolment forms are available in the School.

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING Saturday 17th March from 10am. – 2pm. at Nora Mulvihill’s House, 31 Church Street. Please come along and support this worthy cause.

 

DAFFODIL DAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd 2018 Funds raised from our Daffodil Day campaign support life-saving cancer research and support and care for people affected by cancer. Many Thanks.

 

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

 

 

 

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! WE wish all our Mums

 

every blessing this weekend

 

 

 

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

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          3rd     7.30pm     Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        4th      10.00am Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               John Holly, The Village (Anni), his wife Bridget,

 

                                                                                                                                their daughter Emma & her husband Jack O’Brien

 

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

 

Mon      5th          7.00pm                Stations of the Cross

 

                                 7.30pm                Catherine O’Connor, Glin (Anni)

 

Tues 6th                7.30pm                Denis Mulvihill, Leitrim West (Months Mind)

 

Wed  7th               7.30am                Lenten Mass – Kathleen Kennedy, Asdee (3rd Anni)

 

Thurs  8th             7.30pm                Ann Flahavan,  Moyvane North (5th Anni)

 

Sat     10th             7.30pm                Margaret Mulvihill, Gortdromosillihy (Anni)

 

                                                                & her loving husband Mícheál     

 

Sun        11th       11.00am               Con & Bridie O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March

 

Fri           9th          7.00pm                Stations of the Cross

 

                                 7.30pm                Bridie Flavin, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni) & her loving

 

                                                                husband Tom

 

                Sun        11th       10.00am               Michael & Margaret Flynn, Knockanure (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses this weekend in aid of The Holy Family Mission.  Grace Leahy from Kilmorna has spent the last year volunteering with this Mission group and will speak at all Masses on the work that they do.  Your support would be greatly appreciated. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To William & Connie Murphy, Bruach na Gaile on the death of William’s dad Denis, Magazine Road, Cork whose funeral took place recently in Cork.  To Nodie & all the Brosnan Family, Church Road on the death of Jerry whose funeral took place last Thursday.   Due to the difficult weather conditions for Jerry’s removal and funeral, which resulted in some people being unable to travel, Jerry’s months mind will be on Sat 7th April in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm.  It is important that we give plenty notice for his Months Mind to accommodate those who were unable to attend his funeral.  To the family of Dan Hanrahan, Athea whose funeral took place last Wednesday in Athea.  To the Flavin family, Darrigone Cross on the death of their uncle Jack Flavin whose funeral took place last Monday in Listowel.  To James Fogarty & family, Listowel Road on the death of his grandmother Kit Guerin, Listowel, whose funeral will take place next Monday next 5th.  Arrangements are as follows - Reposing at Lyon’s Funeral Home on Sun from 4pm to 6.15pm, with removal to St.

 

Mary’s Church, Listowel. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11.30am and burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery,

 

Listowel.  To Julia & Eddie Stack & Family, Aughrim, on the death of Julia’s brother-in-law John O’Connor, Rathkeale.  Due to the extreme weather conditions check RIP.ie for funeral details.  May Denis, Jerry, Dan, Jack, Kit & John Rest In Peace.   Please keep all who mourn the above in your prayers at this time.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Contact 0667134276. The Amoris programme: A parish preparation for the World Meeting of Families -sessions continue on Wed. March 7th, & 14th, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. 

 

The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: Fr. Seán Sheehy, each Wed. through March, 7.00pm-9.00pm. Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio Spiritual Institute, April 27th - 29th.

 

BRAVE MARCH

 

All those years ago, Joyce Frances Carpenter, wrote the following about the month of March.                   Brave March is such a show-off month!

 

                A gusty, blowing, hopeful month, 

 

                The North wind blows, the South wind blows,

 

                And yet I think March really shows

 

                That he intends to clear the ways

 

                To make room for brighter Summer days

 

                This is the month we hoe the weeds, 

 

                And sow with trust the tiny seeds,

 

                March calls to each of us: “Prepare,

 

                Rise up again and show you care!”

 

                Don’t just spring-clean your home, but find         Those cobwebs also in your mind.

 

While the weather the last few days has been very cold and difficult, we give thanks to God that we have all been safe and well.  How extraordinary and beautiful that the sun came out as we rounded the corner and  brought Jerry’s remains through his beloved Moyvane for the last time for burial in Ahavoher.  All schools and nearly 80% of the Irish workforce were on shut down for Jerry’s funeral Mass and burial!  Very many thanks to all in the Parish and beyond who helped the Brosnan family in numerous ways over the past few weeks but especially with the removal, the funeral and the burial.  Keep a loving eye on us Jerry from your new home in Heaven.  May the Lord continue to keep us safe and well during these difficult days.   

 

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel this coming Friday 9th   from 7pm concluding before Vigil Mass on Saturday 10th .  Confessions will be available for this 24-hour period.   

 

LENT THIS WEEK

 

Stations of the Cross – Moyvane Mon at 7pm & Knockanure Thurs at 7pm – Lenten Mass Moyvane Wed 7.30am. First Friday calls – apologies for not able to do them due to the weather last week.  This week they are as follows – Duagh/Knockanure on Thursday and Moyvane on Friday.

 

UP AND COMING LENTEN TALKS IN OUR PARISH

 

On the weekend of March10th/11th Aileen Murphy for the Diocesan Pastoral Team will speak at our three Masses.  It is Mother’s Day weekend and it will be nice and special to have a woman’s voice heard at our Masses on this special weekend.  Aileen is a talented and gifted communicator and we are privileged that she will share her wisdom and insight with us .  Also on Tuesday 20th March in the Marian Hall at 7.30pm we are delighted to welcome back Paul Montgomery, School Chaplain, will give a presentation on the topic of ‘NOW IS THE TIME’.  All ages are welcome to this talk by Paul and it gives us an ideal opportunity to take some time out to allow the touch of almighty God to continue to bless us this Lenten Season.  More details next week.  

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT:  The AGM of Moyvane Development Association will be held next Tuesday night March 6th at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  New members welcome.  

 

KERRY HOSPICE: The County AGM will take place on Monday 5th March at 8.30pm in the Palliative Care Unit, KUH, Tralee. New members welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Names are currently being taken for a new gardening course encouraging participants to learn how to grow their own vegetables. The course comes with Fetac Level 3 certification. Further details from Bridie Mulvihill on 068 23584.

 

ANAM CARA KERRY: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 13th of March from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

SAVE THE 8TH :On 10th March the Rally to Save the 8th will take place in Dublin - we urge everyone to attend this historic rally - we are organising buses and please spread the word as this needs to be the biggest rally Ireland has seen. If you wish to travel by bus, please contact Marie 087/9361812 or Denis 087/6590551.

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February

 

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

 

KNOCKANURE:  Sun    25th  10.00am Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna MOYVANE:      11.00am Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim & Woodgrove (1st Anni)     her loving husband Henry & dec family members

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Monday 26th Feb to Sunday 4th March

 

Mon      26th  7.00pm      Stations of the Cross

 

                                7.30pm                 Mary Prendeville, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                (sister to Anne Fitzgerald, The Village)

 

Tues 27th  8.00pm           Healing Celebration in Duagh (No Mass) – Bus leaving                                                   from outside Moyvane Church at 7.15pm (further                                                       names can be taken after Masses this weekend)  

 

Wed 28th  7.30am            Lenten Mass (Special Intention – expectant mother)

 

                                7.30pm                 Marie O’Callaghan, Glin Road (Anni) & deceased of the

 

                                                                O’Callaghan family

 

Fri             2nd    7.30pm   Anne & Jim Cunningham, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Sat            3rd   7.30pm     Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East (Anni)

 

Sun          4th  11.00am    John Holly, The Village (Anni), his wife Bridget,

 

                                                                their daughter Emma & her husband Jack O’Brien

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 4th March

 

                Sun         4th        10.00am               Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses this weekend in aid of the World Meeting of Families.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the relatives and friends of Hannah Ferguson (née Enright), l/o 6 New Houses, Moyvane, who died in London on February 14th .  To Eileen Griffin & family, Tullarow, Kilkee on the death of her loving husband J.J. who died on Wednesday 21st.  (Eileen is an aunt to Fr. Kevin).  Also to the relatives of Jim Prendergast, Dublin whose funeral took place on Wednesday 21st .  May Hannah,  J.J & Jim Rest In Peace.

 

NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House on Thurs 1st March at 9pm.  All welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.   Ann Flavin  086/3090948.  Active Retirement Day on Mon 12th March.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  If attending it is important to please ring the office on 068/49799.  New members welcome.  

 

MOYVANE /KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: GAA teams required u14 Girls, u10 All Boys/All Girls/Mixed team required panel of 16.  Manager required for both teams and all other help would be appreciated.  For further info please contact Brigitte 085/1018226.

 

GROW Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland:  A four week programme ‘Getting to Know Grow’ starts Wed 7th March at 8pm & continues each Wed in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along.  Contact Jerry 086/0271990.

 

PRO-LIFE SPEAKER

 

Suggested and approved by the Bishops Pro-Life speakers will speak at weekend Masses around the country. 

 

We welcome Mary Fitzgibbon from Tralee to speak at all our Masses this weekend.

 

                         DAFFODILS AND PEOPLE OF HOPE

 

I just love daffodils. I don’t think that it is any great surprise that one of the great poets, William

 

Wordsworth, should be so moved by the beauty of a field of daffodils.  In fact they inspired him to pen those famous words:  “And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils”

 

I defy anyone to look on a mass display of lovely golden blooms and not feel uplifted.  It is not only their magnificence, of course, it is above all the joyous sign that is now Spring, with Easter fast approaching and all its warm blessings just around the corner.  God bless you, kind and noble daffodil, for your message of hope.  You are not the most practical of plants – you cannot be eaten, you have next to no scent and your stems are brittle, but what does all that matter?  You give us such joy, such a sense of wonder, just looking at you.  If you don’t believe me just stop and look at daffodils where they are sprouting delightfully at present.  In spite of the awful recent bad and difficult weather, the daffodils remain focused to their task in hand.  They give all of us such hope.  Is it any wonder that Conquer Cancer have daffodils in abundance.  Our prayerful blessings and good wishes to all who are living with cancer.  Thank you for the gift of hope you share with us.  Thank God for daffodils and their message of hope.  Thank God, too, for all the hope-filled people we encounter. 

 

TRANSFIGURATION – A PEAK EXPERIENCE

 

As Lent progresses, the shadow of the cross begins to loom.  Even though the Gospel this weekend narrates the account of the transfiguration of Jesus in glory, it is in the light of His death and resurrection that this scene is to be viewed.  On Mount Tabor Christ’s disciples got a glimpse of the glory that was His as the Son of God the Father.  Here we get a glimpse of our own glory, for we too are children of God the Father.  This should fill us with hope and meaning.  Martin Luther King tells how he had his own Tabor.  In the height of the struggle for civil rights for black people, one night he suddenly reached rock bottom.  He felt he could not go on.  He was tired of the insults and injuries.  In this state of exhaustion and despair, he threw himself on his knees before God and prayed:  “LORD, I HAVE TAKEN A STAND FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IS RIGHT.  BUT NOW I AM AFRAID THE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO ME FOR LEADERSHIP.  IF I STAND BEFORE THEM

 

WITHOUT STRENGTH AND COURAGE, THEY TOO WILL FALTER.  BUT I AM AT THE END OF MY

 

POWERS, I HAVE NOTHING LEFT.  I’VE COME TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN’T FACE IT ALONE”

 

He says that at that moment, he experienced the presence of God in a way he had never experienced it before. 

 

On the strength of that experience, he was able to continue to struggle and remain faithful to the task at hand

 

                                     CONFIRMATION

 

Blessings and congratulations to our 38 young parishioners who were Confirmed on Friday at 11am.  

 

MURHUR N.S. MOYVANE - Aoife Curran, Cillian Hannon, Grace Harrison, Conor Kissane, Mary Kearney,

 

Aoibhín McCarthy, Robert Sexton McEnery, James Horgan O’Brien, Jack O’Donoghue, Diarmuid Óg O’Connor, Patrick O’Connor, Jack Quinn, Sarah Quinn, Matthew Quinn, Jacinta Roche, Killian Ryan, Áine Shine, Cara Stack, Bobby O’Riordan, Mollie O’Riordan.   

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST, KNOCKNAURE – Sarah Barrett, Jakub Bolka, Áisling Doody, Kelly Enright,

 

Aaron Flavin, Cian Halton, Lucy Keane, Nicola Kennelly, Megan McElligott, Grace McMahon, Harry O’Connor, Ciara O’Sullivan, Fionn Stack, Ben Sweeney, Seán Sweeney, Clodagh Donegan Ward, Aoife  Walsh, Aaron Whyte. 

 

A very special word of thanks to both head teachers Mrs Mary Madden and Mrs Julienne Donegan for journeying with and preparing the children for this special sacrament.  Very many thanks to both of them for such a beautiful liturgy and to the children who were fantastic.  A very special word of thanks to Tara for guiding the choir in producing such uplifting and most appropriate hymns and music for the celebration and thanks to all the children from both schools who made up the choir. Thanks to all who helped to have the

 

Church looking so well both inside and out.  We are blessed to have the artistic beauty and gifts of Tommy

 

Moloney.  As ever Tommy did an excellent job with our focal point.  We are very grateful to Gabrielle

 

Fitzmaurice for communicating so well the various sections of the ceremony.  Last but by no means least

 

Sacristan Shane who is always present and generous with his time and work for all special celebrations in our

 

Parish.   Very many thanks.  May all the children (named above) enjoy the blessings and warm presence of the Holy Spirit all the days of their lives.  Long life to all of you.  Your families did you proud on Friday, well done to all of them.  “Stay Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle them in the fire of your love”.  

 

LENT THIS WEEK 

 

Monday Stations 7pm.  Tuesday  Duagh Mission 8pm.  Wednesday 7.30am Lenten Mass. Lent continues.

 

 

 

 

 

18 Feb 2018

 

                                                  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                his son Pat & Pat’s wife Anna Mai

 

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

 

                                                                Wed      21st         7.30am Lenten Mass (Parishioners)

 

                                                                                                  7.30pm               Dan O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

 

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

 

                                                                Fri           23rd       11.00am               Confirmation

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                Paddy & Bridget & brother John Joe Hanrahan

 

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

 

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

 

husband Henry & deceased family members

 

                                                                Church of Corpus C