St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS        

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 29th      7th May    

 

 Saturday

 

29th                       John & Phillis McMahon, Clieveragh Pk. /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Ann Nancy O’Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Charlie O Donovan, Abbeyfeale & Drinagh,

 

Hannah & Jack Regan, Betty & Jim Browne, Listowel & London   6.15pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

30th                                       Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Pk.          9.00am

 

                Batt Maher, Drombeg, 1st Anniversary /

 

Dino Downey, O’Connell’s Ave., 1st Ann.              12.00pm

 

Mon 1st                               Mary (Mai) & John L O’Sullivan, Bonnie, Patrick, Gerald, John(Pat), Danny, Brendan & Maise Murphy & Christy Dooley, Eileen & Dick Quinlan, Pat Noonan,  Timothy & Bridie Casey, all from Listowel, England & America /

 

Tommy & Mary McAuliffe, Colbert St.    10.30am

 

Tues 2nd                                              Special Intention & Private Intention      10.30am

 

Wed.  3rd                                                                                            Mary Dalton, Charles Street /

 

Exam Intention 10.30am

 

Thurs 4th             Daniel Allen, St. Brendan’s Terrace /

 

Michael & Julie Keane, Moyvane & Deceased Family Members  10.30am

 

 Fri. 5th                 Lilah Stack, Courthouse Lawn & Writers Grove, Months Mind     10.30am

 

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

 

Saturday

 

6th         Mary Tarmey, Clunin Doire, 1st Anniversary        10.30am

 

                 Joe & Edward Scanlon, Bridge Road /

 

Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown /

 

Tom Harnett, Smerla Bridge /

 

Jeremiah & Ellen McCarthy, Toor, Duagh /

 

Jack & Mary Jo Corridan, Ballinruddery /

 

John Jackie Moore, Charles St. Birthday rem       Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

7th         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Eamon Murphy, Behins /

 

Tom O Connell, Ballygrennan      12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 30th April.   Fr. McNamara, 0874044816. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Tom Thomas Keating, Dirha Cottages / Mary O Connor nee Chute, O’Connell’s Ave. / Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Drive & Charles St. Birthday Remembrance

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME: We welcome our First Holy Communion children and their families who are joining us at our Vigil Mass this weekend.. Also this Mass we are delighted that 15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F.  are participating at our Mass as part of the Military weekend here in Listowel.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR PETER’S PENCE: takes place within our Diocese  at each mass this weekend. This collection is collected throughout the world and sent directly to our Holy Father, Pope Francis in Rome and is distributed by him to the various charities who request some help. It will be taken up immediately after Holy Communion. Thank you for your generosity.

 

CONFIRMATION DAY: Congratulations and well done to all 86 Confirmation candidates  who were confirmed on  Friday last.  A special thanks to all who helped to make this day very special for all. Well done all!

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday at 8pm. (May 2nd )  in Lixnaw Presbytery.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND Canon Declan will do his usual calls on Wednesday & Thursday next. The Parish Office will contact the regulars on list and should anybody new wish a visit just give us a call.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet this Thursday 4th May at 8pm. in the Listowel Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next March 5th Usual mass at 10.30am  followed by a ‘Cuppa’  in the Meeting Room The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction. 

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO May Rosary every Fri evening at 8pm.

 

NANO NAGLE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY: Saturday next       ( May 6th ) at 2.30 p.m. in the Hospital Chapel.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MAY BANK HOLIDAY: Please note that the Parish Office is closed on this Monday. It re-opens on Tuesday morning at 10.00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL MILITARY TATTOO WEEKEND  We wish all involved every blessing and apologise for any inconvenience caused. On this Sunday afternoon there will be traffic delays during the Mock Battles that will take place in the Square between 1pm and 1.30pm and also between 4pm and 4.30. For health and safety please obey the stewards instructions.

 

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 6th 2017 at 4.15am Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm  @35 Church St Listowel or Online

 

@ http://dil.pieta.ie/venues/venue-view/darkness-into-light-listowel or  register on the night of the walk.

 

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE NCCA SURVEY ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS? Religious Education will no longer be a subject in the state recognised Primary Schools Curriculum, under the NCCA’s proposal, unless you let your views be known.  Is this a move to remove Religious Education from our schools?  This move devalues and challenges the place and status of Religious Education in our schools. Is this what you want for the future generations of children?  As a matter of urgency parents, teachers, Boards of Management and interested adults need to engage with the survey before closing date 26th May 2017. The NCCA survey is available online: http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Structure-and-Time-Allocation

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

FIBROMYALGIA SUPORT GOUPR LISTOWEL BRANCH   Will meet on Wednesday 3rd May 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome!

 

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

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents,

 

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

 

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

 

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

 

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

 

PULSEWAVE IRELAND CARDIO HEART SCREENING in Kerry next week. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram and as seen on TV. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person , Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexability and Blood flow.  We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test. Venues as follows  Thursday 4th May Killarney Court Hotel, Killarney & Friday 5th May The Grand Hotel Tralee. appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited.

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.089/4044816;

 

Presbytery & Office 068/49308; Parish Secretary: Jacqueline Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am –12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am –1pm. Closed Wed, Closed Holiday Monday May 1st

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday29th and Sunday 30th April

 

MOYVANE: Sat 29th7.30pm, Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun30th 10.00am Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00amJohn O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th May

 

Wed 3rd 7.30pm Denis O’Connor, Glin (Anni)

 

Fri 5th 7.30pm Tom McNamara, Cooraclare, (Anni), Fr. Kevin’s Dad

 

Sat 6th 7.30pm Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

Sun 7th 11.00am Jerry McCarthy & his son Jeremiah, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th May

 

Tues 2nd 7.30pm Michael Moran, Bantry (Rec Dec)

 

Thurs 4th 7.30pm Deceased of the Lynch Family, Gortdromagouna

 

Fri 5th 8.00pm Ruby McMahon, l/o Washington & Lisaniskea (Months Mind)

 

Sun 7th 10.00am Nora Kennelly Kelly & Mary Rose Kennelly, Gortdromagouna (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Yours truly 089/4044816 or 068/49308.Emergencies only.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am to 7pm. Feel free to call in even for a short while.

 

COLLECTION Trócaire  €485.33 (which brings the total to date to €1,310.93).Next Tuesday we plan to forward the money to Trócaire so please return any remaining boxes or offerings before then.  PAINTING: Towards the painting fund the Bingo night in the Marian Hall raised a massive €5,080.This is a fantastic contribution to add our fund, which means we are already a quarter of the way to what we need to raise.  Very many thanks to all in the Bingo committee, to patrons and to all who contributed so generously last Thursday.  Within the next week or so we plan to put three dehumidifiers in the Church to get the walls dry for the painting which we hope to start during the Summer.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: this weekend in aid of Peter’s  Pence. The Pope needs your support.  Thank you.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:

 

To Olive Mulvihill & family, Leitrim East on the sudden death of her brother Paddy Barrett, Loughill. To Johnny Cronin & family on the sudden death of his mother Nora (None) Cronin, nee Neville, Scranton Pennsylvania and l/o Lenamore, Ballylongford. Months Mind Mass in Moyvane Church on Fri 19th May @ 7.30pm. To Johnny Kissane & Family, Ahalahana & Murhur on the death of his nephew John O’Donoghue, Dublin. To Mary Carmody & family, Gortdromagouna on the sudden death of her brother-in-law  Michael Reddington. To Larry & the Moran family, Bantry on the death of Michael Moran, Bantry -Mass Knockanure Tues 7.30pm. May Paddy, Nora, John, Michael & Michael Rest In Peace.  It is the custom here to offer Masses for those Whose funerals take place outside the Parish and who have relatives in the Parish.  Please note that those in the

 

above list, who haven’t dates already will have Masses said in the coming weeks with the times listed in this newsletter.  As you will note in the above list many deaths have been sudden so we ask for your prayerful support for those who have been so saddened and shocked with the death of loved ones. May they enjoy the rewards of their labour and may their loved ones be blessed by the presence of Jesus. 

 

ROSARY AT THE GROTTO: Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto (opposite Moyvane Church) each Tuesday for the month of May at 7.15pm.  Please come along and join us. Families and all are welcome.

 

STRICTLY GOES TO THE MOVIES:

 

This Sunday evening in the Community Centre.  There is a matinee show entitled ‘Strictly Kids Only’ at 12noon for children only.  This show will go on for 40 mins approx.

 

 

 

IT’S TOO LATE AFTER IT’S HAPPENED TO WISH IT HADN’T. I’d like to remind you of something which doesn’t often get talked about a great deal.  It has to do with road accidents. I’m thinking particularly

 

of one in which a bright school boy, full of promise was killed instantly when a car hurled him twenty yards through the air.  That dreadful accident shook me.  I knew the boy and I know his parents –and something of the inexpressible grief which is theirs. 

 

They have everyone’s sympathy.  What I want to mention is this; the motorist.True, he has been exonerated, true that what happened was not due to his carelessness.....but it happened! 

 

What’s the point of all this?  Merely that if you drive a car, van, bus, lorry or motorbike, you’ll not only be careful, you’ll be extra careful because it’s too late after it’s happened to wish it hadn’t.  God’s blessings and protection to all drivers always, but especially this holiday weekend.  Drive with care and courtesy. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

 

DON’T JUDGE TOO QUICKLY

 

Many years ago a young lad was sent by train to collect his office payroll.  He persuaded the engine driver to let him travel in the cab and near the end of the trip he noticed that the money was no longer under his coat.  This would certainly mean the sack.  Near to tears, he begged the driver to reverse along the railway.  All the way back

 

Andrew scanned the verge of the line, and then as they crossed a bridge he saw the money lying on the bank of a rushing stream.  The boy was Andrew Carnegie, He was on to become

 

one of the richest men in history –a multi-millionaire.   Yet it was years before he could bring himself to talk about that awful day he lost the wages.  All his life he wondered -what might have been if the

 

packet had fallen in the water and been carried away?  So he vowed he would try never to be too hard or critical on a young person who made a mistake and never to judge anyone too harshly.  What’s more, every time he passed over the bridge where he lost the pay package of wages, he renewed his vow.  Jesus walks the Emmaus Road with the same vow and tremendous love towards the Disciples and indeed all of us.  He never brings us criticism or condemnation.  May the Scriptures bless all of us on days when we are on Emmaus journeys.

 

GET RID OF REGRETS

 

Please rembember, “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets so love the people who treat you RIGHT.  Forget about the ones who don’t.  Believe that everything happens for a reason.  If you get a chance take it.  If it changes your life for the better, let it.  Nobody said that it’s easy; they promised it would be worth it”. Kick regrets from your life.

 

 

 

NOTICES

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:

 

Rambling House on Thurs 4th May at 9pm.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  All welcome.  Refreshments served. 

 

Active Retired on Mon 16th May.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.   All welcome.

 

MICHELLE LUCID FR. JOHN’ S NIECE:  has sent us an informative e-mail from entitled ‘

 

THE PASSING OF MY UNCLE FR. JOHN’ as she was unable to attend the funeral.

 

This can be read at the Sacred Space in Moyvane Church and the notice board in Knockanure Church. Your response to signing the books of condolences has been terrific.  I plan to pass them

 

onto the family shortly.  A Mass for Fr. John will take place in Moyvane Church after his months mind in Kilcummin.  May Fr. John continue to Rest In Peace. 

 

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:

 

In aid of Pieta House will take place on May 6th at 4.15am. Registration this Sat from 11am to 5pm in 35 Church Street, Listowel or one can register prior to the walk on May 6th. 

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TO BE REMOVED FROM PRIMARY SCHOOLS? 

 

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE NCCA SURVEY ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS? Religious Education will no longer be a subject in the state recognised Primary Schools Curriculum, under the NCCA’s proposal, unless you let your views be known.  Is this a move to remove Religious Education from our schools?  This move devalues and challenges the place and status of Religious Education in our schools. Is this what you want for the future generations of children?  As a matter of urgency parents, teachers, Boards of Management and interested adults need to engage with the survey before closing date 26th May 2017. The NCCA survey is available online: http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Structure-and-Time-Allocation

 

www.ncca.ie

 

 

 

Boro Extra

 

Sunday 30th  April, 2017. LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6 week ‘Stop Smoking’ support group will start in Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 16th May to Tuesday 20th June from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.  This course is free of charge and delivered by a smoking cessation officer.  For further details contact Mary on 066/7195617.

 

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

 

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

 

MICHELLE LUCID:  We received an e-mail from Fr. John’s niece during the week recalling some of her

 

memories of him and his time in Moyvane.  The following is an excerpt from it.  The full e-mail can be read at the Sacred Space in Moyvane Church or on the Notice Board in Knockanure Church.“ Living in Australia, I didn't make it home to say goodbye to my Uncle John. Not getting to say goodbye to a loved one is hard so I want to thank all of you who did say goodbye. Uncle John loved Moyvane. He believed it would be his last parish. My Dad and I visited Uncle John in Moyvane 6 years ago. This would be the last time I would see him. He was so happy and settled. He loved it. Moyvane is a beautiful part of the world. This is how I will remember Uncle John, leaning on his bike outside the Parochial House in his beloved Moyvane, talking to people who walked by. You all had a massive impact on his life and I know that this makes it easier on my dad, having lost his little brother, to know that the 12 years spent in Moyvane were among his favourite.

 

Uncle John may be resting in Kilcummin but his heart is in Moyvane and always will be. Thank you all and my thoughts are with you at this time.”

 

THE TWO DISCIPLES ON EMMAUS ROAD

 

What was the main thing that came across to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus?  It was the conviction that Jesus loved them.  That is what made their hearts burn.  The story shows the goodness of God who makes our deepest dreams come true in the most surprising of ways.

 

The story also shows us what it means to be a follower of Jesus.  It means to walk with people to be present to them, to listen –these are the essential ‘good work’ of today.  We can learn from these two disciples who responded excellently to Jesus in the Breaking of the Word and also in the Breaking  of the Bread.

 

MESSAGE FOR THE YOUNG

 

Back in 2000 I just happened to be in the States giving Parish Missions. The opportunity arose in one

 

Parish for me to attend a Confirmation Celebration.  Sixty two young folk with the families and school celebrated a wonderful Mass.  The ceremony was very special.  I made it a point to write down some lines from the Bishops Homily.......“IF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HAVING AN IDENTITY PROBLEM AS CATHOLICS, I TELL THEM TO DO TWO THINGS:  GO TO SUNDAY MASS EVERY SUNDAY, AND WORK IN A SOUP KITCHEN IF ONE DOES THOSE TWO THINGS OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, THEN

 

SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN  TO GIVE ONE A TRULY CATHOLIC IDENTITY.  THE ALTAR AND THE MARKET PLACE –THESE TWO MUST BE RELATED TO EACH OTHER.  YOUNG PEOPLE CAN I SAY TO YOU WHEN ALTAR AND MARKETPLACE ARE RELATED, ONE WORKS BETTER AND PRAYS BETTER”

 

Is our celebration of Mass completed by our loving deeds?

 

 

 

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MASSES THIS WEEK 22nd     30th  April   

 

 Saturday

 

22nd                      Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda & Bedford, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Lily & Paddy Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

Maire Stack nee Chute, Feale Drive & Charles St. / Richard Carey, Ballygologue Rd. / Bridget O Sullivan, Ennismore                8.00pm

 

Vigil 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

23rd                                       Michael & Mollie Kissane, Clountubird /

 

Robert Purcell, Woodford            9.00am

 

                Mike Fitzgerald, Ballinruddery /

 

Catherine O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Christy Stack, Greenville               12.00pm

 

Mon 24th                            Sheila McMullin, Tralee /

 

Bill McGrath & Deceased Family,

 

William St.           10.30am

 

Tues 25h                             Martin Corridan, Bedford             10.30am

 

Wed.  26th                                                                                                          10.30am

 

Thurs 27th           Nora Curtin nee O’Connor, Tralee, Ballybunion & Chicago             10.30am

 

 Fri. 28th               Johnny Griffin, Ballygologue Pk.                10.30am

 

                Listowel Confirmation 86 Children            2pm

 

Saturday

 

29th        Sinead Halket, Gurtinard             10.30am

 

                 John & Phillis McMahon, Clieveragh Pk. /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Ann Nancy O’Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Charlie O Donovan, Abbeyfeale & Drinagh,

 

Hannah & Jack Regan, Betty & Jim Browne, Listowel & London   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

30th       Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Pk.          9.00am

 

                Batt Maher, Drombeg, 1st Anniversary  12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 23rd April.   Fr. Brick, 0879473317. (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY  REMEMBRANCE  Catherine & James Sheehan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna, Listowel /

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Breda Lynch, Killocrim.

 

Fr. John Lucid,  Kilcummin and former PP of Moyvane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: here in  St. Mary’s Church on this Sunday afternoon April 23rd, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm. Also a very nice icon made by Jan Wolanski, Woodford will be available for sale at this prayer service for €10.00.  All are most welcome!

 

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MASS: and the anointing of the Sick will take place on Wednesday next ( April 26th at 2.00 p.m.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME: The final session of  ‘Do this in Memory of Me’ programme for the children & parents of our First Holy Communion 2017  will take place at the Vigil Mass next Saturday  (April 29th ) at 6.15 p.m.  In preparation the parents group responsible for it are asked to meet  Canon Declan at the Presbytery on next Thursday at 6pm (April 27th).

 

15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F. Also on Saturday night next, (April 29th) in conjunction with the Remembrance Weekend  we are delighted to welcome participation of the above groups at our Vigil 6.15p.m. Mass . They will be displaying flags in a military style with a bugler playing with our Parish Folk Group on the night.

 

TRÓCAIRE  OFFERING: Many thanks to  all who have already returned their Trócaire Lenten Offering. To date a total of €4,820.00 … has been contributed. Should there be anybody still wishing to make an offering which helps the ‘poorest of our world’ – just drop into the Sacristy or Parish Office.

 

SPRING / EASTER OFFERINGS: Míle Buíochas for your generous Spring / Easter Offerings. This is one of the four offerings which you make throughout the year to support your own priest, those assisting and it helps priests in parishes who do not reach the basic salary of a priest in the Diocese. It is the green envelope in your Box or there are loose ones at the back of the church. If you have not already done so – you may drop your offering on the offertory basket or into the Parish Office at anytime convenient to you.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 2018  Our Parish Pastoral Council propose a  parish pilgrimage to Poland  in  2018, including city tours of Warsaw and Krakow and also visits to Niepokalanow (for St Maximilian Kolbe), the Divine Mercy Shrine, Aushwitz, Wadowice (for Pope John Paul), Czestochowa (Jasna Gora) and the Salt Mines. Please leave your name and contact number in the parish office if you are interested for the forthcoming information evening.

 

 

 

 OUR PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY ON FRIDAY NEXT:

 

86 parishioners from our local schools will be confirmed by Bishop Ray Browne on Friday afternoon next ( April 28th ) at 2.00 p.m. We congratulate our Confirmation candidates, their parents and teachers and ask them to be seated in the church at 1.30 p.m. Usual reminder: The use of Cameras and Videos are not permitted during the ceremony. There will be ample opportunity afterwards, both inside and outside the Church to take photographs with the Bishop. Wishing all involved every blessing.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL MILITARY TATTOO WEEKEND from Saturday April 29th  and Sunday 30th  Parking restrictions will be enforced in the Square to facilitate Parade and wreath laying  Ceremony and Military vehicles  display. We would appreciate anyone parking for Mass  to please remove their cars immediately after Mass on Saturday  April 29th  and Sunday 30th. Apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation On Sunday there will be traffic delays during the Mock Battles that will take place in the Square between 1pm and 1.30pm and also between 4pm and 4.30. For health and safety please obey the stewards instructions.

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday next  April 26 at 8pm.

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CENTRE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS will commence a fourth day service on Tuesday May 9th at its Centre in Greenville . Patrons will receive a welcoming cup of tea and scone on arrival and a hot freshly cooked lunch at mid-day.  Entertainment such as song and dance, computer classes and crafts, cards and bingo are provided.  The contribution towards this service is €10.  Hairdressing and Chiropody services are also available at the Centre.  For further information contact Margaret Payne at (068) 22986 on any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

 

 

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

 

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

Closed Wed

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rdApril

 

MOYVANE: Sat 22nd 7.30pm Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun 23rd 10.00am Betty Lynch (nee Finucane), Ballybunion (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am for Aidan Cummins, Carrig-on-Bannon (Rec Dec)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane–Masses Monday 24th to Sunday 30Th April

 

Mon 24th 7.30pm Bridget & Bernard Shiel & Richard & Dick Sheehan

 

Tues 25th 10.00am Special Intention  (operation)

 

Wed 26Th 7.30pm Joan O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni)

 

Fri 28th 7.30pmJerry O’Carroll, his wife Jenny & their son Christopher, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Sat 29Th 7.30pm Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni)

 

Sun 30th 11.00am John O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Masses Sun 30th 10.00am Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:

 

To family members & relatives of the following who died during Easter, Peggy Kearney Divine, l/o Glin Road & Chicago who died in Chicago. Paul Culhane, l/o Leitrim Middle & Birmingham who died in Birmingham. Fr. John Lucid, our ex P.P., l/o Castleisland & Kilcummin who died in Castleisland

 

Brendan Keys, l/o Julianstown, Co. Meath

 

Your prayers are requested for all of the above and Masses will be said in the coming weeks for the happy repose of their souls and we will give you details of their relatives & friends who are living in the parish.   May Peggy, Paul, Fr. John & Brendan Rest In Peace.

 

PLANTED TWO TREES –WENT HOME –AND THEN TO HIS ETERNAL HOME

 

Fr. John’s funeral Mass in Kilcummin on Thursday was a wonderful celebration of Fr. John’s life as a priest of 45 years.  When I came here almost two years ago to replace Fr. John as your P.P. many asked me if I had a chain saw and would I be cutting trees and wood like Fr. John did?   Last Sunday after Mass in Kilcummin, Fr. John actually planted two trees; little did he think that he would not see them again or indeed celebrate another Mass in Kilcummin Church.  We are all saddened and shocked at Fr. John’s sudden death.  He died peacefully at home in Castleisland on Easter Sunday.  His good friend Fr. Tadgh Fitzgerald, Administrator at St. John’s Tralee spoke so lovingly and movingly about Fr. John’s priesthood –one of dedicated and generous service.  Reminding all of us present that Fr. John was gifted with his hands and was brilliant at repairing so many things.  Having worked with Fr. John in the Kerry Mission to Kenya, Fr. John was so loved and appreciated by all in the Missions -Priests, Nuns and people for his priesthood but also for his great ability to mend and

 

repair so many things.  His funeral Mass was a very fitting tribute and acknowledgement of a very good and kind Priest.  Fr. John loved Moyvane Parish, and the Parish loved him and that was borne out by the large number of parishioners who travelled to Kilcummin both to the removal and the funeral Mass.  He told me when I was coming here “Kevin, I fell on my feet when I was appointed to Moyvane Parish.  I loved it and I thought it would -be my last Parish”.  You made him happy here and well done to all who contributed to that happiness.  There are books of condolences in both Churches.  You may wish to sign and if you wish you can leave a message or comment which will be a help to his family in the months ahead.  In a few weeks we will celebrate a special Mass here for the happy repose of his gentle soul.  I am at a distinct disadvantage of not really knowing Fr.

 

John so that is why I asked Gabriel to write words of appreciation and please God Fr. Pat McCarthy who was in Kenya with Fr. John will preach at his special Mass.  Rest in Peace Fr. John.

 

‘IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING’

 

By Gabriel Fitzmaurice Fr John Lucid came to serve as Parish Priest of Moyvane-Knockanure in the

 

summer of 2003. His shock of grey hair hid the youthful temperament of a 54 year-old-man full of vim and vigor, a man whose personal motto could well have been “laborare est orare”,

 

“to work is to pray”, such was the delight he took in getting his hands dirty doing what his

 

beloved Church used to describe in the old catechism as “servile work”, work that other priests would leave to tradesmen, labourers and gardeners. He was a popular priest; shy yet comfortable with his parishioners both young and old. He believed when he was appointed to the Parish of Moyvane-Knockanure that he would be the last Parish Priest we would have. He performed his priestly duties ar luas lasrach –at lightning speed. Indeed, he seemed to have two speeds only,

 

fast and faster! And yet he was devout, and his devotion was apparent in his respect for God and God’s creation. His homilies were invariably short and to the point. One of his most touching sermons, which he repeated from time to time, was about the little girl who wondered who the people depicted in the stained glass windows in her local church were; on being informed that they were saints she was perplexed as the word “saint” was new to her. She was puzzled for a while and then, in a moment of revelation, she exclaimed, “Mammy, I know who the saints are –they are the ones who let the light through”. Beautiful!

 

Fr John led his parish through joyful times and sorrowful times. He presided over the celebrations of the golden jubilees of the Church of the Assumption in Moyvane in 2006 and Corpus Christi Church in Knockanure in 2014. It fell to him to officiate at the funerals of Michael Hanrahan and his son Denis, double murder victims, in 2008. He was  interested in his parishioners, their sports and pastimes, he was a fair and effective chairperson of the parish school boards, he set up the first parish liturgy group to mention just a few of his many achievements during his tenure as Parish Priest here. When he was transferred to be Parish Priest of Kilcummin in 2015 he left with

 

the goodwill and affection of the people of Moyvane and Knockanure. He died on the day of Christ’s

 

Resurrection having officiated at the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies in Kilcummin. One of his favourite phrases, one he repeated frequently from the altar, was “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”. Fr John stood for the good, the true, the beautiful. He let the light through.

 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY–APRIL 23 RD: Devotions in St. Mary’s Church Listowel commences with confessions at 2.30pm with Holy Hour devotions commencing at 3pm led by Canon Declan.  Blessed pictures of  the Divine Mercy will be on sale after the devotions at a cost of €10 each.  All welcome.

 

CENCUS 2016 –DECREASE IN CATHOLIC NUMBERS:  You may be interested to know that the number of self-identified Catholics in the 2016 Census was 78.3%.  Back in 2011 it was 84.9%.

 

BINGO: Very many thanks to all who supported Thursday’s bingo and brought in donations.  We will let you know the final figure collected shortly. 

 

AOIFE SCANLON:  To date has raised €1,100 in aid of Bru Colmbanus and the Rapunzel foundation through a non-uniform day in Murhur N.S and by cutting her hair.  She offers a big thank you to everyone in the parish and Murhur N.S. for their support. Well done to Aoife and to her very generous friends.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 29Th /30th in aid of the Pope’s charity Peters Pence. Recently the Pope put in washing and shower facilities for the homeless in the Rome.  He also contributes to many other projects.

 

 

 

Boro Extra Sunday 23Rd April, 2017

 

STRICTLY GOES TO THE MOVIES: Good luck with all the final preparation for the show.  Please note that the Church car park will be open all day on Sunday and Monday to facilitate parking for this big event. 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY: This Sunday we extend a welcome to the children who are continuing their faith journey in preparation for their First Holy Communion which takes place in Knockanure on

 

Sat 6th May at 11am and in Moyvane on Sat 27th May at 11am.

 

FR. HAMEL BEATIFICATION MOVE: An announcement was made on Holy Thursday which sees the process of Beatification getting into place.  Fr. Haemel (85)  was killed last July saying Mass in his Church. 

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP: Monthly meeting on Wednesday April 26th at 8pm.

 

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES: Fri 2nd to 4th June, Tues 25Th to 27th July and Fri 11th to 13th Aug.  To book  087/3966399 (9am 6pm) Night Vigil to Knock December 7th.  See notice boards for further details.

 

LECTURE: 'CANON GOODMAN'S MUSICAL COLLECTION':A lecture entitled 'Canon Goodman’s Musical Collection' will be presented by David Hegarty, IT Tralee, Historian, in Tralee Library on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 7.30pm. www.kerryhistory.ie

 

KERRY CAMINO WALKING FESTIVAL: takes place from 27th to 30th April2017.

 

Schedule: Friday 28th April (St. Johns Church, Tralee to Camp); Saturday 29th April (Camp to Annascaul); Sunday 30th April (Annascaul to Dingle's Church of St. James.) There is still time to register online -see website/facebook http://www.kerrycamino.com. A registration evening will also take place on Thursday 27th  April at 7 pm, in the Grand Hotel, Tralee.

 

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS: at Milltown Community Hall, 7 weeks starting on Sunday 30th April,

 

between 3 and 5 pm. All welcome.

 

APRIL IS BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH:

 

Have you Got that Gut feeling, the University Hospital

 

Kerry is providing a free Information evening on Bowel Cancer Prevention and Awareness on Thursday 27th April at the Rose Hotel Tralee 7pm-9pm.All Welcome.

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: will hold their next event in The Rose Hotel April 27th @ 7:30pm.Special Guest Mr Sid Sheehan, Nutritional Therapist. For info  0872277298.

 

ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE

 

“We do not know..... how can we know the way?”  Courageous master of the awkward question.  You spoke the  words the others dared not say and cut through their evasion and abstraction.  O doubting Thomas, father of my faith, you put your finger on the nub of things; we cannot love some disembodied wraith, but flesh and blood must be our king of kings.  Your teaching is to touch,

 

embrace, amount.  Feel after him and find him in the flesh, because he loved your awkward counter point.  The Word has heard and granted you your wish.  O place my hand with Yours, help me Divine.  The wounded God whose wounds are healing mine. 

 

THE THREE H’s!

 

At the recent ‘Ad Limina’ get together with our Irish Bishops in Rome, Pope Francis threw in the ball for a ninety minute knock about on the state of the Church in Ireland today.  He told the Bishops that Christian faith must involve three ‘H’s’.  Belief, he said begins in the HEAD as an intellectual asset.  This must be balanced by the HEART, which adds compassion to the content of faith.  Finally,

 

faith lacks all credibility unless it is transferred to the HANDS, and we find ways to serve others.  For all his wavering, Thomas proved to be a hands on believer.  It is said that he preached the Gospel in India, where the Church honours him as its patron Saint.  Like Thomas all of us require HEAD, HEART and HANDS if we are to be whole hearted Christians

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Church            LISTOWEL NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 15th   23rd  April   

 

 Saturday

 

15th                       Dr. Johnny & Peggy Walsh, The Square /

 

Deceased Members of the Corridan, Moriarty &  Fitzgerald Families, Listowel /

 

Michael Browne, Woodford & Ballyduhig /

 

Breda O Connor nee Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave. / Martin Coine, Galway    8.00pm

 

Vigil 

 

Easter

 

Sunday

 

16th                                       Denis, Martin & Anne Flavin, Coolaclarig /

 

Joseph & Hannah Walsh, Church St. /

 

Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane /

 

Rena McAuliffe, Courthouse Rd                9.00am

 

                Joe Mulvihill, Clieveragh & Moss Galvin /

 

Joan & Ned Brick, Athea & Duagh /

 

William Collins, Skehenerin /

 

Audrey Musgrave, Tarbert          12.00pm

 

Mon 17th                            Deceased Members of the Old IRA          10.30am

 

Tues 18th                                            Patricia Griffin, Feale Drive /

 

Jeremiah Loughnane, Ballygologue Park /

 

Frankie Corcoran, Ballina Mayo 10.30am

 

Wed.  19th                                                                                          Bridie O Connor, Springmount Duagh /

 

Jerry, Margaret (Kirks) & Jim O’Flaherty, Church St. / Mass of thanksgiving           10.30am

 

Thurs 20th                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 21st                               10.30am

 

Saturday

 

22nd      Jim & Anne O Sullivan & Nora & Voureen, Charles St. /

 

Kitty O Carroll, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

John Keane, O’Connell’s Ave.    10.30am

 

                Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda & Bedford, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Lily & Paddy Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

Maire Stack nee Chute, Feale Drive & Charles St. / Richard Carey, Ballygologue Rd. / Bridget O Sullivan, Ennismore                 Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

23rd       Michael & Mollie Kissane, Clountubird /

 

Robert Purcell, Woodford            9.00am

 

                Mike Fitzgerald, Ballinruddery /

 

Catherine O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Christy Stack, Greenville               12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 16th April.   Fr. Declan O Connor, 0870908949.    (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY & BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE

 

Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda & Bedford, Birthday Remembrance / Tim (Junie) Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. / Bridie Dowd, Dowd’s Road, Listowel / Josephine, Robert & Mary Dore, Charles St. / Michael & Bridie Barry & Deceased Family, Members, Tanavalla / Maureen O Connor, Charles St. / Reginal, Maureen & Bridget-Rose Cole, Cumbria & London, John L. O Sullivan (Senior), Ennismore.

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

TRÓCAIRE  OFFERING: Many thanks to you all who have already returned your Trócaire Offering. You can place your Trócaire Lenten offering which supports the ‘poorest of our world’  in the special envelope in your box, or the  box at the back of the church, drop into the Parish Office.  Many Thanks.         

 

THE PARISH OFFICE will be closed for Easter on this Monday & Tuesday it will re-open on Wednesday 19th at 10.00 a.m.

 

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

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: here at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday next, April 23rd, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm.  All are most welcome!

 

EASTER /  SPRING OFFERINGS: Our thanks also to you if you have already dropped in your Annual Spring / Easter Offerings which support our priests. It is the green envelope in your Envelope Box and for those who do not use the envelope system there are loose green envelopes at the back of the church. To facilitate the collection of Easter Dues,  it  is Diocesan Policy now to have the Spring / Easter offerings collected in a special collection after Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil on this Saturday night or at this  Easter Sunday morning masses or drop into the Parish Office anytime. Any offering is much appreciated. 

 

                                                                                Míle Buíochas

 

 

 

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND IN 2018.  Listowel Parish Council is planning a Parish Pilgrimage to Poland in 018. There is nothing arranged as yet but  If you are interested, please leave your name and telephone number at the Parish Office 068-21188 or email listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie   Based on the interest, an information evening will take place shortly , and more concrete details can be arranged.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LARTIGUE MONORAIL Special Easter Weekend of The Lartigue Monorail and Museum will operate on this Easter Sunday (April 16th) from 2pm to 4pm.

 

From May 1st throughout the Summer, the Lartigue will operate every afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm.

 

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL organised an official opening of the 1916 Centenary Garden in the Town Park, Listowel at 11.00am on Monday 17th April 2017.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED will not take place on Tuesday 18th.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION sincerely thanks everyone who gave so generously to there collection last week. also to all you helped in anyway. Amount raised €3,336.00.

 

DAFFODIL DAY 2017 Once again we thank you all for your generosity in making Daffodil Day 2017 such a great success .

 

Together we raised €23,730.60. 

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CENTRE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS will commence a fourth day service on Tuesday May 9th at its Centre in Greenville Listowel.  Patrons will receive a welcoming cup of tea and scone on arrival and a hot freshly cooked lunch at mid-day.  Entertainment such as song and dance, computer classes and crafts, cards and bingo are provided.  The contribution towards this service is €10.  Hairdressing and Chiropody services are also available at the Centre.  For further information contact Margaret Payne at (068) 22986 on any Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Spring into story time at Listowel Library,

 

Story Time Session for Children Age 1-6 Thursday April 20th at 3pm. To celebrate Poetry Ireland Day on Thursday April 27th

 

the Library will hold an 'Open Mic' Evening from 6.30pm -7.30 pm. Come along and read your own work, or Simply relax,

 

listen and enjoy the atmosphere.  Free Event. All Welcome.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS    Chatroom  on Wednesday 19th April at 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome! Guest speaker: Founder of the support group of Fibromyalgia in Kerry, Josephine Herns.

 

BOOK LAUNCH IN KNOCK You're invited to a book launch in Knock Shrine bookshop on Saturday 22nd April at 2.30pm: "The Lamb Will Conquer: Reflections on the Knock Apparition" by Fr Nigel Woollen (curate of Knock), launched by Most Rev. Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe. Book also available (€10) on Knock Shrine and Veritas websites.

 

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

 

TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service, helping to facilitate pre marriage courses in Killarney?   We are having an OPEN NIGHT on Thursday 20th April at  8 p.m. in our offices in John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Road.  Please make contact before hand

 

by emailing to accordkillarney@eircom.net or phoning the Pastoral Centre at 0646632644.

 

YOUNG  ADULTS Conference-Mary inflames the embers... are you ready? is being held on 22nd April in Ennismore, Cork.

 

Contact Daniel 0838345441/Barry 0851743570 The Legion of Mary (Kerry) would gladly sponsor some young adults who would like to attend this conference and are not in a financial position to do so.  Contact 0879048659.

 

A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th - 7th May 2017.  This is a Weekend for good marriages. For more information  visit www.marriageencounter.ie  contact 086-8334382 /087-2162436

 

SELF CARE DAY: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday, 22nd April 2017 from 9.45am to 4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett at 087249806.  Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org.

 

MS IRELAND SOUTH KERRY BRANCH will be hosting a "Coffee morning not to be missed" at the Killarney Royal Hotel, Saturday April 22nd from 9.30am to 12.00pm.

 

Big raffle with great prizes, all welcome.

 

MOYVANE

 

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

 

Parish Secretary: Jacqueline Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am –12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am –1pm.Closed Wed .Our Parish Office will be closed on Easter Monday

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

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

 

KNOCKANURE: Sat 15th 8.00pm EASTER VIGIL Parishioners

 

MOYVANE: Sat 9.00pm Charles & Mary Finan & Fr. Chris Finan (Anni) Ceremony will commence at 8.45pm

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun 16th 10.00am EASTER SUNDAY–Eileen Culhane, Glin (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni) & Deceased Members of the Shanahan & Egan Families

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane–Masses Wed 19th to Sun 23rd April

 

Wed 19th 7.30pm Tom Moore, Glin Road & New York (Months Mind); Fri 21st 7.30pm Michael Greaney, Leitrim Middle & Bunagarra (Anni); Sat 22nd 7.30pm Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni); Sun 23rd 11.00am Aidan Cummins, Carrig-on-Bannon (Rec Dec).

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Masses Thurs 20th to Sun 23rd April

 

Thurs 20th 7.30pm for Laurence Collins (Anni), his wife Ellen & son Maurice Lisaniskea.

 

Sun 23rd 10.00am Betty Lynch (nee Finucane), Ballybunion (Rec Dec)

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE:  Adoration will resume on Wednesday 26th 10am to 7pm.

 

MOYVANE CHURCH PAINTING FUND: Delighted to start off this fund with a very generous contribution of €562 from Knockanure Community Centre.  This was the proceeds including the raffle of last week’s active retirement dinner and get together.   If anyone would like to donate to

 

this fund please feel free to do so.  Thanks to all in Knockanure Community Centre for your very generous support in starting the fund off.  This Thursday evening the proceeds from the Bingo in the Marian Hall will be added to the above tally.  Please give this night your generous support.  If you are unable to attend you can still contribute by dropping your donation into the Parish Office or by placing an envelope in the weekly offertory collection marked ‘bingo’.  The bingo starts at 8.30pm sharp.  All welcome.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: On Friday last (7th April –First Friday), Tom Sheehan died peacefully in Lystoll Lodge Nursing Home.  A wonderful devotee of First Fridays, Tom’s last one on earth was extra special.  Unable to receive the Bread of Life, Tom was anointed, blessed and healed;

 

Tom was taken to the eternal banquet to meet his Saviour and Friend, Jesus.  In his long life Tom shared very many memories and blessings with so many both in Cavan, where he was a school teacher and in our Parish from his beautiful Kilbaha home.  Our prayers and sympathy to his one remaining brother Jim, Helen and Family and to the Sheehan and Thornton Families.

 

Months Mind for the happy repose of Tom’s soul will be celebrated on Fri 12th May at 7.30pm in Moyvane. On Saturday last (8th April) Aidan Cummins of Carrig-on-Bannon died as a result of a freak accident.  Brother of John Cummins, Ashgrove.  His untimely death is a very heavy cross for his loving wife Joan, their lovely young children Cathal, Ciara and Cian and brothers and sister including John here in Moyvane.  In his beautifully con-celebrated Mass all were reminded of Aidan’s goodness, generosity and of his giftedness as a mechanic running his own garage.  His good deeds together with him being described as being a good man for home, parish and his entire community gave all of us at his funeral Mass consolation that Jesus must be equally touched by Aidan’s goodness and generosity.  Our prayerful support continues to go to all who morn Aidan.   Mass for the repose of his soul will be celebrated in Moyvane on Sunday 23rd April at 11am. May Aidan, Tom and all our faithful departed be nourished and blessed this Easter time in the warm and loving presence of Jesus

 

our Risen Lord and Friend.

 

EASTER –A TIME TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER

 

Easter blessings to you all.  A big thank you to all who made Holy Week so special and all the generous help and support I received with our Church celebrations.  Thanks above all to those of you who continue to give me blessings and encouragement.  Our Easter promise to Jesus should be that we would throughout this season of Eastertide, be people who give real encouragement.  Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the famous 19th century poet and artist, was once approached by a man in his 80’s.  This elderly man had some sketches and drawings that he wanted Rossetti to look at and tell him if they were any good, or if they at least showed potential talent.  Rossetti looked them over carefully after the first few he knew they were worthless, showing not the least sign of artistic talent.  But Rossetti was a man full of kindness and he told the elderly man as gentle as possible that the sketches and drawings were without much value and showed little talent.  He was sorry but he could

 

not lie to the man.  The old man was very disappointed but seemed to except Rossetti’s judgement.  He then apologised for taking up Rossetti’s time but would he just look at a few more drawings

 

–those done by a young art student?  Rossetti looked over the second batch of sketches and immediately became enthusiastic over the talent revealed.  “These”, he said, “Oh these are good.  This young student has great talent.  He should be given every help and encouragement in his career as an artist.  He has a great future, if he will work hard and stick to it”.  Rossetti could see that the old man was deeply moved.  “Who is the fine artist?”  he asked.  “Your son?” 

 

“No”, said the old man with tears in his eyes.  “It is me sixty years ago.  If only I had heard the encouragement then.  For, you see, I got discouraged and gave up too soon”.  So go on, be an Easter person prepared to encourage.  There are so very many in our own Parish and indeed in all Parishes who need encouragement.  Will you be the person to give it? 

 

THE WORD EASTER

 

The word ‘Easter’ derives from Eostre, the pagan goddess of Spring and was normally associated with the month of April.  But Easter Sunday, nowadays, is the first Sunday after the first full moon following 21st March and can, therefore, fall as early as 22nd March or as late as 25th April.  The rebirth of the country side and Resurrection of Jesus both have to do with newness of life.  Enjoy that newness of life these beautiful Easter days.  You are in my Masses and prayers.  Happy Easter.

 

MOMENTS OF RESURRECTION

 

We all experience moments of dying in our lives.  We get a fore-taste of death when we live in bitterness, when prejudice blinds us, when loneliness enfolds us, when fears oppress us, when sadness overwhelms us and when we give into despair.  In those moments the world is closing in on us and we have one foot already in the grave.  But we also experience moments of resurrection in our lives, when we know true love, when we are accepted, when we are forgiven, when we open our hearts to others and when hope returns.  In those moments our horizon is widening and we are emerging from the tomb.  Risen Jesus, may the power of Your Resurrection light up our hearts and our lovely Parish, scattering the shadows of death and helping all of us to walk and rejoice in Your ways. 

 

NOTICES BINGO NIGHT IN AID OF CHURCH PAINTING FUND:This Thursday evening in the Marian Hall at 8.30pm.  Please note extra seats will be available so your generous support would be deeply appreciated.

 

TRÓCAIRE BOXES: Very many thanks to those who returned Trócaire Boxes and who gave donations. 

 

Remaining boxes and donations can still be handed in to the Parish Office or placed in allocated boxes at the weekend Masses. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Self Care Day –practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness on Sat 22nd April from 9.45am to 4pm. Call  066/7134276.

 

MOYVANE BADMINTON CLUB: Scott Evans Ireland’s No. 1 Men’s singles player will visit Moyvane Club for an evening of coaching and badminton exhibition in the Community Centre on Fri May 12th.

 

The agenda for the evening is as follows:  5pm -7pm Junior & Senior coaching.  7pm –10.30pm Official welcome with Q & A. Adm €10 Adults & €5 Juniors.  Tickets available from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063.  Further info from Margaret 087/2605311.  A great night assured and your support is appreciated.

 

A BORO CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE: We extend a warm welcome to all visiting our Parish this Eastertime.  Enjoy your stay and feel free to join us when we pray.

 

Boro Extra Sunday 16th April, 2017.

 

BOOK LAUNCH IN KNOCK: On Sat 22nd at 2.30pm.  The book entitles “The Lamb Will Conquer....Reflections on the Knock Apparition” by Fr.Nigel Woollen, C.C., Knock.  Rev. Fintan Monahan will launch the book.  Available from Knock Shrine or Veritas at a cost of €10.

 

THANK YOU FROM PAUL MONTGOMERY: I just want to a take this opportunity to thank the Parish for the warm welcome, open hearts and generosity of spirit that was extended to us on our recent visit. I hope the evening we celebrated together on the theme of 'Come home to Love’ was both a source of nourishment and challenge. As we enter into Holy Week, may every blessing come to the homes and hearts of your parish. Happy Easter.

 

DEATH IS BEATEN ALLELUIA

 

As long as the sun comes over the hills,

 

Scatters the darkness, and fills the world with light;

 

As long as the fields get green again,

 

And the primroses and violets return;

 

As long as the trees fill up again with leaves;

 

There is hope for us and for the world.

 

So come, let us follow the footsteps of Spring,

 

For the snow has melted and life awaking from its sleep

 

And wanders through the hills and valleys.

 

Come let us ascent he heights

 

And gaze upon the waving greenness of plains below

 

O come, let us rejoice in this Easter Sunday,

 

For death has folded up this tent and gone away.

 

 

 

THINGS MY MOTHER THOUGHT ME

 

In a week in which one of our local papers highlights that in modern day Kerry there is a decline both in religious practise and the speaking of Irish.  It might be good just to reflect on good old fashioned common sense that our mothers instilled in us.  In this little anonymous piece entitled “

 

Things My Mother Taught Me”, I’m sure we can all identify with many aspects shared in this reflection.

 

 Taught me to appreciate a job well done:

 

“If you are going to kill each other –do it outside, I’ve just finished cleaning”

 

My mother taught me religion: “You’d better pray that will come out of the carpet”

 

My mother taught me about time travel: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week”

 

My mother taught me reason: “Because I said so, that’s why!”

 

My mother taught me logic: “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you are not going shopping with me”

 

My mother taught me foresight: “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident”

 

My mother taught me irony: “Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about”

 

My mother taught me about science of osmosis: “Shut your mouth and eat your breakfast”

 

My mother taught me about contortionism: “Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck?”

 

My mother taught me about stamina: “You’ll sit there until all that dinner is finished.

 

 

 

                     ST. MARY’S CHURCH, LISTOWEL HOLY WEEK PROGRAMME 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Listowel Parish Liturgy Group, invite you to enter into the spirit of Holy Week by joining us for the Holy Week Ceremonies which celebrate the anniversaries of the events of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord taking place at the following times:

 

 

 

PALM SUNDAY 9TH April  Blessing of Palms  (Vigil Mass 6.10pm. Saturday Eve & 9.00am. & 12.00 noon on Sunday)

 

        

 

MONDAY 10TH APRIL     Mass at 10.30 a.m.

 

 

 

Penitential Service at 8.00 p.m. including individual Confessions with a number of priests present.

 

We encourage as many as possible to avail of the opportunity to have their Easter Confession.

 

 

 

 

 

   TUESDAY 11TH APRIL MASS at 10.30 a.m.                                 CHRISM MASS at 7.00 p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.

 

                Bishop Ray has invited all parishioners to this Mass at which the priests of the Diocese renew

 

                their priestly vows. Also all the Oils used for the various sacraments for the coming year are blessed.

 

                                                                                              There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

   SPY WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL    Mass at 10.30 a.m. 

 

 

 

    HOLY THURSDAY 13TH APRIL MORNING Prayer at 10.30 a.m. followed by Confessions.

 

 

 

    Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8.00p.m.   followed by Confessions

 

                     

 

 Church will remain open until 10.30 pm. for prayer.

 

 You are invited to spend some time with the Lord during this time.

 

This recalls his night of prayer in the garden of Gethsemane.

 

 

 

GOOD FRIDAY 14TH APRIL  Morning Prayer at 10.30 a.m. followed by Confession

 

 

 

     The Lord’s Passion         3.00 p.m.

 

 

 

     Stations of the Cross   8.00 p.m.                                                                                                

 

 

 

HOLY SATURDAY 15TH   Morning Prayer at 10.30 a.m. followed by Confessions        Easter Vigil 8.00 p.m.

 

                             

 

                  

 

      

 

                              EASTER SUNDAY MASS   16TH APRIL      9.00 a.m. & 12.00 NOON.                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                           

 

   St Mary’s Church           LISTOWEL NEWS

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 8th  – 16th April   

 

 Saturday

 

8th                         Martin McGuiness, Belfast, Recently Dec.

 

/Darin, Jason, Chloe & Joe O Connor, Tarbert / Eileen Galvin, Dirha West /

 

Tom Sommers, Billerough & Gurtinard /

 

Kevin & Jackie Sheehy & Gegs Sheehy, Greenville, Woodlawn & Ashfield /

 

Jimmy Junior Moloney, Arizona /

 

Marion Nolan nee Murphy, Bedford /

 

John O Connor, Clieveragh Park /

 

Sheila Ryan, Skehenerin               Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Palm

 

Sunday

 

9th                                          Paula Kavanagh nee Carmody, Kilkenny late of Derryhouse, Recently Deceased  /

 

Anne Dwyer Sheehan, Ballygrennan /

 

Tim & Bridie O Flaherty, Church St. /

 

Joseph & Hannah Walsh Church St.          9.00am

 

                Funeral Mass – Lilah Stack            12.00pm

 

Mon 10th                                            10.30am

 

                Easter Confessions          8.00pm.

 

Tues 11th                                            Maura & Michael Cronin, Market St. &

 

John Madden, Sligo        10.30am

 

Spy

 

Wed.  12th                                                                                          Kathleen O Connor, Bruree, Limerick &

 

Market St. Listowel, Months Mind           10.30am

 

Holy

 

Thurs 13th           Morning Prayers – no mass         10.30am

 

                Mass of the Last Supper               8.00pm.

 

Good

 

 Friday

 

14th       Morning Prayers  - no mass         10.30am

 

                Passion of Our Lord         3.00pm

 

                Stations of the Cross      8.00pm.

 

Holy

 

Saturday

 

15th       Morning Prayers  - no mass         10.30am

 

                Dr. Johnny & Peggy Walsh, The Square /

 

Deceased Members of the Corridan, Moriarty &  Fitzgerald Families, Listowel /

 

Michael Browne, Woodford & Ballyduhig /

 

Breda O Connor nee Sugrue, O’Connell’s Ave. / Martin Coine, Galway    Vigil 8.00pm

 

Easter 

 

Sunday

 

16th       Denis, Martin & Anne Flavin, Coolaclarig /

 

Joseph & Hannah Walsh, Church St. /

 

Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane    9.00am

 

                Joe Mulvihill, Clieveragh & Moss Galvin /

 

Joan & Ned Brick, Athea & Duagh             12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 9th April.   Fr. McNamara 0894044816.    (emergencies only).

 

 

 

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Eileen (Lilah) Stack, Courthouse Lawn. Arriving to the Church this Saturday evening. Requiem Mass Sunday 12noon burial in St. John Paul II Cemetery.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Betty Grist, Dublin /

 

Nuala Keane Stack, Asdee / Maire Grimes, Clieveragh.

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PALM  (PASSION) SUNDAY: Many thanks to John Doyle once again  for providing Palms for our  masses this weekend.

 

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES: Our Parish Liturgy Group invite you to join us for our Holy Week Ceremonies taking place here  during the week. Full Programme at the other side of this page.

 

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

 

LEGION OF MARY will meet this Wednesday at 8pm in the Adoration Room. New members always welcome.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents for March will take place Holy Thursday – Mass of the Last Supper 8pm.

 

DIOCESAN CHRISM MASS where the priests renew their vows and the Holy Oils for the year are blessed will take place on Tuesday evening April 11th at 7.00pm.at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.  There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory. Everyone is welcome.

 

SPECIAL HOLY WEEK BOOKLETS will be available on Holy Thursday. We ask you to buy these booklets for just €1.00 which you can place in the slot alongside the booklets and keep the booklet for the three days of the Easter ceremonies.

 

LIXNAW DAWN MASS  will be celebrated Easter Sunday morning at 6am. It will take place in Kiltomey Graveyard.  

 

 

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND IN 2018.  Listowel Parish Council is planning a Parish Pilgrimage to Poland in 2018.

 

 If you are interested in going on this Pilgrimage, please leave your name  and telephone number at the Parish Office 068-21188 or email listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie   An information evening, and further details will be announced after Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

EASTER /  SPRING OFFERINGS: The Annual Spring / Easter Offerings which support our priests are due next weekend. (Easter Vigil/ Sunday). It is the green envelope in your Envelope Box and for those who do not use the envelope system there are loose green envelopes at the back of the church. It is Diocesan Policy now to have the Spring / Easter offerings collected in the special collection after Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night next and at the Easter Sunday morning masses or drop into the Parish Office anytime. Many Thanks

 

 

 

OUR WEB CAM STREAMING: It has been brought to our attention that some households using the Now Tv box are not able to stream mass for the last 3 weeks. Our apologies as the company MCN Media are having technical difficulties and hope to get this rectified as soon as possible. You can of course receive it via Wifi using the Internet.  Please ring the Parish Office during Office Hours  if you are one of these people affected.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

SCOIL RÉALTA NA MAIDINE, FUNDRAISING/ REUNION WEEKEND, Féile na gCarad - all welcome. Fundraising Walk (Sat.15th April), contact committee for starting times and sponsor cards. Ashes, Boro, Country and Gleann, Town League Football Blitz (Sun. 16th April) at 2pm. Further information: Bernie Sheehy (087 2140645), Brian Scanlan (087 2396085) Email: info@scoilrealta.ie Facebook : Scoil Réalta na Maidine.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS  AGM on Wednesday 12th  April in the Parish Meeting room at 8 pm. All new members welcome. We would like to thank Most sincerely all the people who have supported our various fundraising activities during the year.

 

EASTER GRANDPARENTS TEA PARTY to be held at Family Resource Centre on Friday April 7 from 3-5pm. All welcome.

 

THE ANNUAL EASTER CAMP will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre from Monday 10th - Thursday 13th and Tuesday 18th April-Friday 21st April from 9, 30am-1.30pm. Cost 12 euro per day per child, Contact Pat on (068 23584.

 

LARTIGUE MONORAIL open next sat & sun 2 to 4pm. for Easter.

 

 

 

THE PARISH OFFICE Please note our Parish Office  be closed for Easter break from Friday next  14th April to Tuesday 18th April (incl.) . It will re-open on Wednesday 19th at 10.00 a.m.

 

 

 

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

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of Alzheimer's carers support group takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on April 11 at 12.30pm.

 

Kerry Group Rás Mumhan International Cycle Race 2017 Stage 2 Start in Listowel at 11am. on Saturday 15th April. People are asked to co-operate with the Stewards, Gardai &  Race Marshalls, and keep DOGS especially under control.  There will be traffic delays also as the race passes through.

 

DAFFODIL DAY 2017 Once again we thank you all for your generosity in making Daffodil Day 2017 such a great success .

 

Together we raised €23,730.60. 

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Spring into story time at Listowel Library,

 

Story Time Session for Children Age 1-6 Thursday April 20th at 3pm. To celebrate Poetry Ireland Day on Thursday April 27th

 

the Library will hold an 'Open Mic' Evening from 6.30pm -7.30 pm. Come along and read your own work, or Simply relax,

 

listen and enjoy the atmosphere.  Free Event. All Welcome.

 

ST. PATRICK’S HALL AGM  Tuesday, April  11th at St. Patrick’s Hall. 6pm

 

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

 

TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service, helping to facilitate pre marriage courses in Killarney?   We are having an OPEN NIGHT on Thursday 20th April at  8 p.m. in our offices in John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Road.  Please make contact before hand

 

by emailing to accordkillarney@eircom.net or phoning the Pastoral Centre at 0646632644.

 

YOUNG  ADULTS Conference-Mary inflames the embers... are you ready? is being held on 22nd April in Ennismore, Cork.

 

Contact Daniel 0838345441/Barry 0851743570 The Legion of Mary (Kerry) would gladly sponsor some young adults who would like to attend this conference and are not in a financial position to do so.  Contact 0879048659.

 

A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th - 7th May 2017.  This is a Weekend for good marriages. For more information  visit www.marriageencounter.ie  contact 086-8334382 /087-2162436

 

 

 

 

 

SELF CARE DAY: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday, 22nd April 2017 from 9.45am to 4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett at 087249806.  Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org.

 

LECTURE: 'WANDERING WITH PURPOSE' A lecture entitled 'Wandering with a purpose - the archaeology of Cosán na Naomh/The Saints' Path, Corca Dhuibhne' will be presented by Isabel Bennett, Archaeologist, in Tralee Library on Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. www.kerryhistory.ie

 

MS IRELAND SOUTH KERRY BRANCH will be hosting a "Coffee morning not to be missed" at the Killarney Royal Hotel, Saturday April 22nd from 9.30am to 12.00pm.

 

Big raffle with great prizes, all welcome.

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER (See website for full version)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane

 

–Masses Mon 10th to Sun 16th April,

 

 Mon 10th 10.00am Stations of the Cross 10.30am Eileen Meehan, Malahide Dublin (Rec Dec)

 

8.00pm Confessions in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel Ten Priests will be available for personal confession & a reflective service of sorrow will be celebrated in preparation for God’s forgiveness

 

Tues11th7.00pm Chrism Mass with Bishop Ray & Concelebrants in

 

The Cathedral, Killarney. Refreshments provided in St. Brendan’s College after Mass.

 

Wed 12th 7.30am SPY WED-LENTEN MASS 7.30pm for Mai Quinn, Leitrim West (Anni)

 

Thurs 13th 8.00pm HOLY THURSDAY–Liturgy of the Last Supper

 

Fri 14th 12noon GOOD FRIDAY-Children’s Stations of the Cross 3.00pm

 

The Passion of the Lord

 

Sat 15th 9.00pm EASTER VIGIL- for Charles & Mary Finan & Fr. Chris Finan(Anni)

 

Sun 16th11.00am EASTER SUNDAY- for John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

& Deceased of the Shanahan & Egan Families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure–Masses Thurs 13th to Sun16th April

 

Thurs 13th 7.00pm HOLY THURSDAY–Liturgy of the Last Supper

 

Fri 14th 3.00pm GOOD FRIDAY–The Passion of the Lord

 

Sat15th 8.00pm EASTER VIGIL

 

Sun 16th10.00am EASTER SUNDAY-Eileen Culhane, Glin (Rec Dec)

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION THIS HOLY WEEK:

 

It is a very special week for Eucharist Adoration. As you

 

are aware we have two days each week where Adoration takes place. Please note times: Tues 11th Knockanure10am to 5pm

 

Wed 12th Moyvane10am to 6pm

 

Holy Thurs 13th Knockanure after 7pm Mass to 11pm

 

Moyvane after 8pm Mass to Midnight

 

On Tuesday 18thback to normal times in Knockanure 10am to 6pm and every Tuesday. Adoration in Moyvane will resume after the Easter Holidays on Wednesday 26th10am to 7pm and every Wednesday.

 

Our sincere thanks to all who attend and help in arranging the smooth running of Adoration in both Churches. Please be aware of the times especially on Holy Thursday. Jesus said to his pals –“Can you watch one hour with Me? ”He is asking us the same.

 

Collection for World Meeting of Families €625.Your continued generosity is deeply appreciated.

 

Very many thanks indeed.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:

 

Our sympathy and prayerful support to the following Parishioners who have experienced sadness and bereavement during the past week over the death of loved ones. Mary Quinn & Family, Leitrim Middle on

 

The death of her brother-in-law Tim O’Brien, Wicklow

 

Bernie & Jack Walsh, Moyvane South on the death of Bernie’s niece Eileen Meehan, Malahide.

 

Maurice & Eileen Kearney & Family, Kilbaha on the death of Maurice’s sister Eileen Culhane, Glin

 

Fr. Tom Mc Mahon & Family on the death of his sister-in –law Ruby McMahon (wife of Matt), Lisaniskea who died in Washington last Wednesday, funeral will take place in the States

 

The Finucane Family, Clounprohus & Gale Bridge on the death of their cousin Betty Lynch (nee Finucane), Ballybunion

 

Masses will be celebrated in our Parish for all of the above over the next number of weeks, starting with Eileen Meehan’s Mass at 10.30am on Mon 10th in Moyvane, Mass for Eileen Culhane will be celebrated on Easter Sunday at 10am in Knockanure and Month’s Mind for Ruby McMahon will be celebrated in Knockanure on Friday 5th May at 8pm. May the aforementioned Rest In Peace and may all those who are grieving be strengthened by the assurance of our prayers.

 

NOTICES

 

EASTER DUES OFFERINGS will be taken up on the weekend of 15th & 16th April. There are also envelopes at the back of the Church for Offerings if you do not have dues envelopes. Many thanks for your continued generous support.

 

HOLY WEEK TIMETABLE:

 

See opposite page for the times of the Ceremonies in both Churches. Please note that full ceremonies take place in both Churches.

 

PARISH GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: in Marian Hall this Monday at 8.30pm. All committee members are requested to attend.

 

CANCER LOLLIPOP DAY AT GARVEY’S LISTOWEL:

 

raised €431.80. Mary Teresa Buckley says thanks for your generosity.

 

TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service, helping

 

to facilitate pre marriage courses in Killarney? We are having an OPEN

 

NIGHT on Thurs 20thApril at 8 p.m. in our offices in John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Road. Please make contact before hand by emailing to accordkillarney@eircom.net or Pastoral Centre at 064/6632644.

 

MS IRELAND SOUTH KERRY BRANCH: will be hosting a "Coffee Morning not to be missed" at the Killarney Royal Hotel, Sat April 22nd from 9.30am to 12pm. Big raffle with great prizes, all welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:

 

Easter Camp from Mon 10thto Thurs 13th and Tues 18th April-Fri 21st April from 9,30am-1.30pm. Cost €12 per day per child, Contact Pat on 068/23584.

 

The monthly meeting of Alzheimer's carers support group takes place on April 11th at 12.30pm

 

NO BINGO ON  HOLY THURSDAY:.....BUT....?I think it is a delightful tradition with Anna Marie and the

 

Bingo Committee that special Church Feast Days, such as the Epiphany, St. Patrick’s Day and Holy Thursday sees the cancellation of Bingo when any of the above Feasts fall on a Thursday. You are one of the very few places that do this, so I thank you so much for holding firm to this tradition and wonderful courtesy to the Church and to Parishioners. When the Bingo resumes on Thursday 20th April, Anna Marie and the Committee are kindly giving the proceeds of that night toward the painting of Moyvane Church. Your support and presence

 

would be deeply appreciated. Let’s give the painting fund a great kick start by generously supporting this Bingo evening.

 

BORO EXTRAS: Each week we produce an extra page of notices, information, comments and ideas. We put

 

this page ‘Boro Extra’ on the Notice Boards in both Churches.

 

Alternatively one can download the Newsletter

 

and Boro Extras by logging onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie or www.moyvane.com

 

 

 

 LOUGH DERG:

 

Pilgrimage season opens on May 1st.  You have thirty days to choose from May to

 

September.  Three day pilgrimages from June 1st to August 13th. See notice board for all dates and further information or log onto www.loughderg.org

 

Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 1st – 9th April   

 

 Saturday

 

1st                          Den Joe Hannon, Clieveragh, Months Mind  / Anthony Curtin, Dromin /

 

Lillian Curtin, Coolaclarig / Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Kathleen, Eddie, Maryanne & Mossie Hartnett, Gortnaminch /

 

Nora, Martin & Pauline Carey, Toornageehy / Henrietta Dillon, Behins    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

2nd                                        People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Kathleen Sullivan, Derryfarm, Derry        12.00pm

 

Mon 3rd                               Ted Keane, Slievecahill, Birthday Rem.   10.30am

 

Tues 4th                               Mai Mahony, England / David Sweeney, O’Connell’s Ave.  Birthday Remembrance                10.30am

 

Wed 5th                                                                              Exam Intention 10.30am

 

Thurs  6th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

  Fri 7th                 Special Intention  stations of the cross after Mass             10.30am

 

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

 

Saturday

 

8th         Con (Nelius) Galvin, Clieveragh, 1st Anniversary / Michael O Gorman, Clieveragh, 1st Anniversary /  Hannah & Ned O’Neill, Bridge Rd & Tracey & Sue O’Neill & Nora & Jack Foley, London      10.30am

 

                Darin, Jason, Chloe & Joe O Connor, Tarbert / Eileen Galvin, Dirha West /

 

Tom Sommers, Billerough & Gurtinard /

 

Kevin & Jackie Sheehy & Gegs Sheehy, Greenville, Woodlawn & Ashfield /

 

Jimmy Junior Moloney, Arizona                 Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Palm

 

Sunday

 

9th         Anne Dwyer Sheehan, Ballygrennan       9.00am

 

                Sheila Ryan, Skehenerin /

 

Tim & Bridie O Flaherty, Church St. /

 

Paula Kavanagh Kilkenny late of Derryhouse, Recently Deceased              12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 2nd April.   Fr. Noel Spring  0872935969.   (emergencies only).

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE John Sheehy, Clounmacon / Bridie & Pat O’Driscoll, Ballygologue Pk. & Tanavalla / Eileen Relihan, Bedford.              

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: will be held this weekend at our Saturday Vigil Mass 6.15pm. All children are welcome!

 

THE NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES Dublin 2018  THIS WEEKEND. Now that it has been confirmed that our Holy Father Pope Francis is coming to Ireland  - this  one-off International events will be  very expensive.  This collection which is taking place over a three year period gives every parish an opportunity to help with the funding.  It will be taken up at all Masses after Communion. Thank you for your generosity

 

ADORATION GROUP will meet on Monday 3rd April at 7pm in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND Canon Declan will do his usual calls on Wednesday & Thursday next. The Parish Office will contact the regulars on list and should anybody new wish a visit just give us a call.

 

FIRST CONFESSIONS PRESENTATION PRIMARY Wednesday night next (April 5th) in Hospital Chapel at 8.00 p.m.

 

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

 

CONFESSIONS: Usual confessions on Thursday and Saturday morning after the 10.30 a.m. mass.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME: In preparation of our Holy Thursday night Mass when our First Holy Communion children will be involved the organising parents need to meet Canon Declan at the Presbytery on Thursday evening next (April 6th ) at 6.00 p.m.

 

PARISH SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE: will meet at the Presbytery on Thursday night next at 8.00 p.m.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next April 7th Usual mass at 10.30am  followed by a ‘Cuppa’  in the Meeting Room The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction. 

 

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL will meet on Friday next 7th April at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

PALM  (PASSION) SUNDAY: is next Sunday blessing of Palms will take place at all of for our  masses.

 

DIOCESAN CHRISM MASS where the priests renew their vows and the Holy Oils for the year are blessed will take place on Tuesday evening April 11th at 7.00pm.at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.  There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory. Everyone is welcome.

 

THE PERMANENT DIACONATE ‘COME AND SEE’ YEAR

 

Immediately after Easter the Diocese will begin the process of assessing the applications of those who have expressed an interest in the Permanent Diaconate. If there is anyone interested please the Diocesan Office ASAP at 064-6631168.

 

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

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA HOLY WEEK CONFESSIONS - RECONCILIATION SERVICE: with a number of Priests hearing Confessions will take place on Monday 10th April at 8.00pm. We invite all to avail of the opportunity to do your Easter duty on this night. Thanks everybody!

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

THE CHASTITUTE By John B Keane, will take place as from this Tuesday, April 4th to Sunday 9th April at 8pm. at St. John’s Theatre  068-22566.  A show not to be missed!

 

ST. PATRICK’S HALL AGM  Tuesday, April  11th at St. Patrick’s Hall. 6pm.

 

SAINT JOHN OF GOD KERRY SERVICES Presents An Evening of Musicals Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee Tuesday 4th April 2017

 

Wednesday 5th April 2017 Tickets available from Siamsa Tire.

 

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS    Chatroom  on Wednesday 5th April at 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome!

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL  invite adults &  parents (18+) to the launch of the Local Action Plan at Listowel Community Centre on Wed. 5th April at 7pm. 

 

EASTER GRANDPARENTS TEA PARTY to be held at Family Resource Centre on Friday April 7 from 3-5pm. All welcome.

 

THE ANNUAL EASTER CAMP will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre from Monday 10th - Thursday 13th and Tuesday 18th April-Friday 21st April from 9, 30am-1.30pm. Cost 12 euro per day per child, Contact Pat on (068 23584.

 

 

 

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

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: “Ray of Sunshine Foundation” Can you spare 12 days out of your busy life to travel to Mombasa, Kenya with a team of volunteers from Ireland in January/February 2018. We are urgently looking for trade’s people to help in building a secure home for abused kids. The Ray of Sunshine Foundation is bringing light into the lives of children who have known only darkness. Should you require any further information please contact Tina on: 087 9449569 or come to a meeting in the Meadow Lands Hotel, Tralee between 5 – 6 pm on this  Monday April 3rd

 

SAFETALK Learn 4 basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. What is safe TALK? It is a ONE DAY suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Who should attend safe TALK? This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper. 6th or 7th April – 10am – 1pm Listowel Family Resource Centre contact Toni on 068-23584.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Courses on manual handling on April 18 or Health and Safety on April 28 contact Toni Clarke on 068 23584.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 11th of April from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

 

KILRUSH CHORAL SOCIETY in its 13th Production are Presenting, .>> FIDDLER ON THE ROOF<< in Kilrush Communty School on Tuesday 18th April to Saturday 22nd Inclusive @8am Sharp .Concessions on Tuesday and Wednesday Only, Doors Open at 7.30 pm .The Booking Office will Open in Henry Street,Kilrush, [next to Pen to Paper Shop] @  Monday 10th April at 11am.-4pm The Box Office Mobile Contact @ 087 3671548.There will be an Interval Raffle each night of the Show for Wonderful Prizes.

 

 

 

 

 

TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service, helping to facilitate pre marriage courses in Killarney?   We are having an OPEN NIGHT on Thursday 20th April at  8 p.m. in our offices in John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Road.  Please make contact before hand

 

by emailing to accordkillarney@eircom.net or phoning the Pastoral Centre at 0646632644.

 

YOUNG  ADULTS Conference-Mary inflames the embers... are you ready? is being held on 22nd April in Ennismore, Cork.

 

Contact Daniel 0838345441/Barry 0851743570 The Legion of Mary (Kerry) would gladly sponsor some young adults who would like to attend this conference and are not in a financial position to do so.  Contact 0879048659.

 

A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th - 7th May 2017.  This is a Weekend for good marriages. For more information  visit www.marriageencounter.ie  contact 086-8334382 /087-2162436

 

Kerry Group Rás Mumhan 4 Day International Cycle Race 2017 Stage 2 Start in Listowel & Finish in Athea.. Easter Saturday April 15th , will start in Listowel at 11am and cover a  130km  route taking in  North Kerry and West Limerick.  People are asked to co-operate with the Stewards, Gardai &  Race Marshalls, and keep DOGS especially under control.  There will be traffic delays also as the race passes through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.

 

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

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

5TH Week of Lent

 

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

 

MOYVANE: Sat 1st 7.30pm John & Noreen Scanlon,(Anni)& Deceased members of Scanlon & Flavin Families, Inchamore

 

KNOCKANURE:

 

Sun 2nd 10.00amMary O’Connor (nee Keane), Keylod (Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am Parishioners–Home & Away.

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane– Masses Mon 3rd to Sun 9th

 

April Mon 3rd 7.00pm First Confessions Murhur NS, 7.30pm Special Intention (Misneach Family). Wed 5th 7.30am LENTEN MASS Special Intention (Angelo & Family)

 

Fri 7th 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Jer & Catherine Mulvihill & Deceased Family Members,

 

Glenalappa East. Sat 8th 7.30pm Aggie, Seán, Anthony & Nell Aherne, Moher Cross (Anni)

 

Sun 9th 11.00am Palm Sunday -Nora Brosnan (Anni) &Deceased of the Joy & Brosnan Families, Barragougeen

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure

 

–Masses Tues 4th to Sun 9th April ; Tues 4th 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Mass of Thanksgiving for successful operation; Thurs  6th 7.30pm Special Intention (Maura)

 

Sun 9th 10.00 am Palm Sunday–Parishioners Home & Away

 

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

 

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

 

ICA: Daffodils Cancer Collection €1,880.40.Many thanks.

 

SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND: for World Meeting of Families, Dublin Aug 21st–26th 2018.

 

THE GREAT GIFT FOR LIFE

 

This is the Fifth and final week of Lent 2017.In our Gospel this weekend we witness a scene which is all too common in our world –people crying over the death of a loved one.  Jesus is at the heart of this sad scene, for it is His good friend Lazarus who is dead.  Jesus cries and He raises Lazarus to life.  People who have come out of a coma or who have recovered from serious illness or accident have a

 

somewhat similar experience.  Life is given back to them.  How precious life appears to such as these.  All seems a grace, a blessing, and a miracle.  These people know how Lazarus felt.  Against all the odds they wake, come round and begin to recognise their loved ones once again.  It is an experience akin to being re-born.  However, this weekend’s Gospel story speaks not just to these but to us all.  Each morning we wake from the little death of sleep to renewed life.  Life is such a precious thing but, alas, how often we tend to take it for granted.  If daily we receive and acknowledge life as a gift from God, we will never cease to be amazed at its wonder and mystery. 

 

There is, however, much more to the story of the rising of Lazarus than adding a few extra years to his earthly life.  What is really at stake is eternal life. Jesus is the source of eternal life for all who believe in Him.  He came so that we might have life and have it to the full, hear and hereafter.  Here is a prayer seeking God’s help for us to appreciate and value the great gift of life.

 

“O Loving God, I ask you to be with me this day.  I don’t know what lies ahead of me, but I pray to you to help me discern the path you wish me to follow.  Help me to see clearly the things that matter and those that don’t.  Help me to use fully every gift I have remembering that it is from you. May the spirit of God give me a generous and open heart, making me an instrument of peace and love in whatever choices I make.  Help me to use these last days of lent well and make good positive choices in everything I do.  Amen”.

 

NEXT WEEK IS HOLY WEEK SAT 8TH TO SAT 15TH

 

Your generous help and attendance is needed in making Holy Week holy.  The first Holy Week friends of Jesus failed to journey with Him through His agony, death and resurrection.  They were either too tired, afraid or not interested.  So starting with the Vigil

 

on Saturday week the 8th and concluding on Saturday15th with Holy Saturday Ceremonies, we as a Parish will join with Christians all over the world in making Holy Week holy.  Let’s encourage and pray for one another in making these celebrations meaningful and special. Your presence is the greatest gift you can bring. All are welcome.

 

(The following is a list of times and Churches.  Our outdoor celebrations will of course be weather dependant).Please keep this timetable close at hand.

 

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI

 

Sunday April 9th Mass 10am Palm Sunday –gathering at 9.45am in front of the Church for to Mass. procession to Mass. Holy Thursday 7pm Liturgy of the Last Supper Time of watching and prayer will commence after the Ceremony until 10.30pm. Jesus Said “Can you not watch one hour with me. Good Friday 14th 3pm The Passion of the Lord. At the end of the Ceremony we leave in prayerful reflection .The Church will remain open until 10.30pm. Holy Saturday 15th 8pm Easter Vigil Gathering in front of the Church for blessing of the fire and procession to Easter Mass.

 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

 

Sat 8th Palm Sunday Vigil Mass 7.30pm gathering at the Old Church gates (next to the Post Office ) at 7.15pm.  Blessing of palms, readings and procession to Mass. 

 

Sun 9th Palm Sunday 11am gathering at the Old Church. Gates at 10.45am . Blessing of palms, readings and procession

 

Mon 10th 10am Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 10.30am and  8pm Pastoral Area Confessions St. Mary’s Church Listowel. Many Priests available, a great opportunity to start Holy Week full of grace and the confidence that our sins are forgiven. All welcome.

 

Tuesday 11th 7.00pm Chrism Mass in Cathedral Killarney.  Refreshments after in St. Brendan’s College. Spy Wed 12th 7.30am Lenten Mass (Final Lenten Mass for 2017) 7.30pm Mass

 

Holy Thurs 13th 8pm Liturgy of the Last Supper We will celebrate the institution of the Eucharist and of Priesthood.  After Communion the Blessed Sacrament will be transferred to the Altar of Repose.  A time of watching and praying then commences until Midnight. Can you be generous with your time. Jesus Said “Can you not watch one hour with me.

 

Good Fri 14th, 12 noon Children’s Stations of the Cross in Presbytery grounds. 3pm The Passion of the Lord; 1.The reading of the Passion, 2. Veneration of the Cross.3. Holy Communion. The church will remain open Until 11pm. Holy Sat 15th 9pm Easter Vigil .Once again gathering in front of the Old Church Gates at 8.45pm for of blessing of the fire and the Pascal Candle .Returning to Church for 9pm Easter Mass.

 

Boro Extra Sunday 2nd April, 2017

 

NOTICES

 

TARBERT GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN: will be held on 14th April –Good Friday from 11am in Tarbert Community Hall.  Proceeds will go to the Kerry-Cork Cancer Link Bus and the family of the late Bernie Cudlipp, Kilmorna whose daughter Rhiannon is carer for the family of nine children.  Your support is much appreciated. 

 

YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE:

 

Mary inflames the embers... are you ready? is being held on 22nd April in Ennismore, Cork. Contact Daniel 083/8345441 or Barry 085/1743570. 

 

The Legion of Mary (Kerry) would gladly sponsor some young adults who would like to attend this conference and are not in a financial position to do so.

 

Contact 087/9048659.

 

A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th to 7th May 2017. This is a Weekend for marriages. For more information visit www.marriageencounter.ie

 

Contact 086/8334382 or 087/2162436.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: “RAY OF SUNSHINE FOUNDATION”

 

Can you spare 12 days out of your busy life to travel to Mombasa, Kenya with a team of volunteers from Ireland in January/February 2018. We are urgently looking for trade’s people to help in building a secure home for abused kids. Children in Kenya who have been terribly abused, some as young as 3 years old are relying on an Irish charity to bring light and hope into their Contact Tina on: 087/9449569 or come to a meeting in the Meadow Lands Hotel, Tralee between 5

 

–6 pm on Monday April 3rd.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL:  I ask for your prayerful support as I will be in the school this Tuesday to celebrate the beautiful Sacrament of Confession with the students and staff.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE

 

Rambling House on Thurs 6th at 9pm.  All welcome.  Great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshments served.  Sample the delightful baking from Ann. 

 

Active Retirement Social Day on Mon 10thApril Music by Stevie Donegan.  Three course hot meal provided.  Donation €10.  All welcome. If attending please phone 068/49799.

 

North & East Kerry Development Information officer (Philomena) at the Centre every Monday (except the second Monday of each month) from 1.30 to 3.30pm.  Farm Assist/Social Welfare/ Medical Cards and more. Free and confidential service.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

 

Easter Grandparents Tea Party on Fri 7th from 3pm to 5pm.  Enjoy the fun and the chat. Easter Camp

 

from Mon 10th to 13th and Tues 18th to Fri 21st April from 9.30am to 1.30pm. €12 per child. 

 

For all courses that are available please contact the centre on 068/23584.

 

FAST ACTION POINTS FROM POPE FRANCIS

 

For our final week of Lent 2017 our delightful Pope has a few pointers for us.

 

“Fast from hurting words, choose kind words.

 

Fast from sadness and be-filled with gratitude.

 

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

 

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

 

Fast from worries and trust in God.

 

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

 

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

 

Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.

 

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

 

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

 

Fast from words and be silent

 

–so you can listen.

 

 

Can you take on any of the above fasts?

 

LENT OFFERS endless lessons in paradox.  The Lenten scripture readings can sometimes be hard to interpret, and yet on another level, they are very simple.....Trust in God, serve, forgive, love and be merciful just as God is merciful.  There is some consolation that His disciples also seemed to have had a hard time fully understanding the message of Jesus.

 

 

 

Mary’s Church   LISTOWEL News

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 25th –  2nd April   

 

 Saturday

 

25th                       Margaret & Denis McElligott & Deceased Family, Bedford /

 

Betty & Thady Hickey, Clouncagh /

 

Angela Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Phyllis Diggin Treacy, Main St. Ballybunion / Denis O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Deceased Members of the Grogan Family, Charles St. /

 

Hannah Linnane, Gortacrissane                 Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

26th                                       Richard Stokes, Mullingar & Listowel &

 

Elizabeth Stokes, Dublin & Mullingar       9.00am

 

                James & Catherine O Sullivan, Gortnaminch

 

/ Liam & Frances Woulfe, Horseshoe  Bar

 

 / Mairead O Connor, Market St 12.00pm

 

Mon 27th                            Mary Dowling, Woodford Lodge               10.30am

 

Tues 28th                                            Maire Farrell O’Connor, Ballylongford,

 

1st Anniversary                 10.30am

 

Wed 29th                                                                                            Elizabeth Kelly & Deceased Members of the Kelly & Kelliher Families, O’Connell’s Ave.            10.30am

 

Thurs 30th           Exam Intention                 10.30am

 

  Fri 31st                Mary (Mai) Slowey nee Kelly, Listowel & London              10.30am

 

Saturday

 

1st                          10.30am

 

                Den Joe Hannon, Clieveragh, Months Mind  / Anthony Curtin, Dromin /

 

Lillian Curtin, Coolaclarig /

 

Betty Gormaly, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Kathleen, Eddie, Maryanne & Mossie Hartnett, Gortnaminch     Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

2nd        People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                 Kathleen Sullivan, Derryfarm, Derry       12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 26th March.   Fr. Padraig Kennelly 0872935969.   (emergencies only).

 

 

 

RECENT DEATH Mary Sugrue nee Bolster, Valentia Island late of Bridge Road, Listowel.

 

Paula Kavanagh nee Carmody Kilkenny late of Derry House, Listowel.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Fr. Cathaldus O’Sullivan, Waterford & Tullamore / Patrick & Michael O’Shaughnessy, William St. / Molly Lynch, Killocrim / Peter Hobbs, Eastbourne, England /  Paul Kirby, Charles St. /

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

LENTEN 24 ADORATION: Our sincere thanks to all who attended our 24 Hour of Adoration here in Listowel over the past 24 Hours. A special thanks to the Friars of Moyross who are concluding  this special time of prayer in our Pastoral Area at the Vigil Mass on this Saturday evening. Well done all!

 

PARISH BAPTISM TEAM A short meeting of our Baptism Team will  meet on this Tuesday night ( 28th March) at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

FIRST CONFESSIONS FOR SCOIL REALTA NA MAIDNE: with boys of second class will take place on Thursday night  next (March 30th ) in Hospital Chapel at 8.00 p.m.

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018 will be taken up next weekend at all Masses after Communion

 

WATER LEAK: A major underground leak from the mains water supply was discovered in the grounds of the Church yard this past week. It was discovered having received an enormous bill for the last quarter. Well done and thanks to all who responded so promptly to get it fixed so quickly.

 

SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT DIACONATE: The Diocese of Kerry are currently recruiting candidates to begin a ‘come & see’ programme beginning in September. Information on the permanent diaconate can be found on the Diocesan Web Site at www.dioceseofkerry.ie  Any interested candidates should establish contact via a local priest or the Diocesan Office 064-6631168 as soon as possible.

 

YOUTH 2000 RETREAT KILLARNEY Youth 2000 will be hosting a Catholic youth retreat in St. Brendan's College, Killarney,  on 7-9th April. The weekend will consist of a programme for Youth(aged 16-35yrs) with masses, talks, music, games etc. Residential - bring a sleeping bag! It is a donation event. More information 086-3066892 or check  www.youth2000.ie or Facebook page

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 10th – 17th May 2017.  Led By Bishop Ray Browne.  Centenary Of The Fatima Apparitions.  Limited Availability.   Contact: Maureen Harty On 066-7131328 Or Premier Travel On 021-4277700.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Ray Browne, September 2nd to 7th 2017, ex Kerry Airport. Pilgrimage coordinator: Janice O Sullivan, 064-7758219. €770.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

SUMMER TIME IS HERE: Please put your Clocks forward one hour on this Saturday night  (March 25th )

 

NORTH KERRY BEREAVEMENT GROUP Hold their monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. March 29 at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL  Cordially invite adults and parents (18+) in the community of Listowel to the launch of the Local Action Plan at Listowel Community Centre on Wed. 5th April at 7pm.  The launch will coincide with a performance of the play - Billy's Choice focusing on choices adults make around alcohol and how this influences young people to drink.

 

 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING on the theme of "NEW HOPE " for any members of the public who may want to find out more about the work of Alcoholics Anonymous.  The open meeting will be take place  Knockanure Community Centre on Tuesday 28th March at 8.30pm , School House Lane, Knockanure, refreshments will be served after the meeting. All are welcome, there will be speakers from Alcoholics Anonymous, and Al-Anon.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS GROUP  invite you  to the launch of their campaign to become 'Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2017'.

 

in the Lartigue Monorail Museum, John B. Keane Rd on Thursday  next (March 30th )  at 7 30pm.The special guest,  Michael O Muircheartaigh. All are welcome!

 

 

 

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

 

Lecture: 'Black '47 in Kerry'  A lecture entitled 'Black '47 in Kerry' will be presented by Dr Shane Lehane, Historian and Author, in Killarney Library on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Organised by Kerry

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER Sunday 26 March 2017

 

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

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday25th and Sunday 26th March

 

MOYVANE: Sat 25th 7.30pm for Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim/ Woodgrove (Months Mind)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun 26th 10.00am for Jack & Betty Goulding, Kealod (Anni)

 

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

 

Masses:  Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane; Mon 27th 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Frank, Bridget, Myles, Mike & Francis Thornton, Kilbaha, (Anni)

 

Wed 29th 7.30am LENTEN MASS for The crew of Rescue 116; Dara, Ciaran, Mark and Paul

 

7.30pm The Cotter Family (Special Intention)

 

Wed 29th, 6 –8pm Tom Moore, New York & l/o Glin Road reposing at Lyons Funeral Home with removal to Mass at Moyvane Church. Thurs  30th at 12noon Funeral Mass-Tom Moore, New York & l/o Glin Road With burial in Knockanure Cemetery

 

Fri 31st at 7.30pm for Finbarr Carrig, Tarbert (Rec Dec)

 

Sat 1st at 7.30pm for John & Noreen Scanlon, Inchamore (Anni) & Deceased of the Scanlon & Flavin Families

 

Sun 2th 11.00am for Parishioners

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure

 

Tues 28th at  7.00pm Stations of the Cross , mass 7.30pm for Paula Kavanagh, Kilkenny & Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

Thurs  30th at 7.30pm for Ellen & Jerry Enright, Lissaniskea, Kilmorna(Anni)

 

Sun 2nd at 10.00am for Mary O’Connor (nee Keane), Keylod (Anni)

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:

 

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

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION

 

Second Collection for the White Fathers amounted to a massive €1,392.  Fr. John thanks you all for your generosity. 

 

ICA Daffodil Collection in aid of the Listowel Branch of the Cancer Society from both Churches raised a whopping €1,041.Proceeds from teas/coffees at the Bingo on Thursday 23rd will be added to the above amount & will be forwarded shortly to the hospice in Listowel. Your generosity to all the above collections is simply quite extraordinary, your commitment, dedication and generosity is terrific.  May the Lord in his goodness be generous to you and yours in all you encounter in your

 

daily living.  Very many thanks indeed. 

 

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:Pope Francis hopes to travel to Ireland for this meeting and it will be early next year before plans will be finalized.  I am only too well aware of all the collections that you are asked to contribute to week in, week out, but we have been asked to make our contribution to the National Collection for this cause which will take place next weekend 1st/2ndApril throughout all the Catholic Churches in Ireland.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the relatives & neighbours of Tom Moore, New York & l/o Glin Road

 

who died this week.  Funeral arrangements as listed above –subject of course to flights being on time. If there is a change to these times it will be announced in local media. 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  We welcome our First Holy Communicants and their families this weekend. The Communicants from Scoil Chorp Chríost received their First Confession on Friday afternoon 10th March; it was a beautiful celebration, celebrated in the presence of their families and their teacher Ms. McDermott.  Well done to one and all involved.  The First Confession celebration for Murhur NS has not yet been decided by the school but parents will be informed through the school of date and time of this celebration.

 

MY MOTHER; If I could write a letter to my late mother this Mother’s Day, it would be something like this:

 

“Dear Mum,

 

Thank you for giving me life and helping me to appreciate everything around me.  Thank you for loving me and teaching me to love.  Thank you for all that you made. Thank you for always being there and making time.  Thank you for making us a real home.  Thank you for everything, but

 

especially for being you”. Perhaps this Sunday would be a good time just to reflect on all that our

 

parents did for each of us; to count our blessings and to thank God for families –there is no greater thing on earth.  There we belong and at the heart of the family is Mother.  Some of us have handed our Mother’s back to almighty God and there is sadness about a day like Mother’s Day.  In faith we realise that our Mother never leaves us, but is present in a different way.  Let us pray that we may never forget all the goodness and all that went into making each of us the persons we are today. 

 

All of you who have mothers alive today value them and fuss them.  And remember what Gabriel will sing for us today -”You’ll never miss your Mother’s till......”

 

FROM A MOTHER’S ANGLE.........

 

“Being a mother is an excitement, an enticement and a growth.  It is the possibility that haunts and delights the young girl as she grows to womanhood.  It is a part of the fantasy, both her longing for it

 

and her fear of it.  The months of pregnancy highlight all the richness of the remembered and

 

internalised experience about mothering.  The birth itself brings forth the baby until now a fantasy into reality.  This real baby is a constant changing, crying, knowing being and for me the delight of this experience has been one of the most important parts of my life as a woman........”

 

OUR EXTRA SPECIAL MUMS

 

We offer special prayers this Sunday for Mothers who have experienced loss, hurt and awful sadness.  May they have peace and tender blessings and graces from our loving God, this Sunday and always. 

 

NOTICES

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Moyvane/Knockanure Group ‘New Hope’ open public meeting on Tuesday 28th March @ 8.30pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Refreshments served.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:   Listowel Community Action on Alcohol invites adults and parents (18+) in the community to the launch of the Local Action Plan at Listowel Community Centre on Wed. 5th April at 7pm. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play -Billy's Choice focusing on choices adults make around alcohol and how this influences young people to drink.

 

MOYVANE GAA:  Are looking for photos and articles of those who have been involved in any of the 18 North Kerry Championships that Moyvane have won.  These will be used in the newly refurbished Club House and will  be returned.  On April 30th the Club will present ‘Strictly Goes to the Movies’ at 7.30pm.  Tickets on sale from the first week of April.  Full details on all of the above from Katie Galvin on 087/0568209.

 

CHIROPODIST FOR MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED:

 

in the Marian Hall on Thursday 30th March at 10am.  To book Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

IRD DUHALLOW WARMER HOMES SCHEME-FREE INSULATION SERVICE: If you are in receipt of any

 

One of the following payments, you may be eligible to receive insulation services free of charge

 

-Fuel Allowance, Family Income Supplement, Jobseekers Allowance (for more than 6 months and have children under 7 years) or One Parent Family Payment. Houses must be owner occupied and

 

constructed before 2006. Contact IRD Duhallow on 029/ 60633 for further details.  IRD Duhallow, a Community Based Organisation based in Newmarket Co Cork, operates the Warmer Homes Scheme in North Cork, South Limerick and all of Co. Kerry.

 

THE CLOCK OF LIFE

 

The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop at a late or early hour.  Now is the only time you own.  Live, love, toil with a will.  Place no faith in “tomorrow” for the clock may then be still.

 

PLEASE NOTE CLOCKS GO FORWARD ONE HOUR THIS WEEKEND

 

Boro Extra Sunday 26th March, 2017

 

CHANGING NOTHING –RISKING NOTHING

 

A CHURCH RULED BY FEAR RATHER THAN THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

Marie Collins, a clerical sexual abuse survivor has been through an awful lot of hurt and suffering.  I was delighted when Pope Francis appointed her on to a Pontifical Commission Safeguarding Body for the Protection of Minors.  She generously accepted the invitation.  But recently she tells us that she

 

is stepping down as she has been frustrated at what she described as resistance from inside the Vatican to help her in the work that the Pope asked her to do.  And wait for it, the opposition and lack of co-operation came mainly from the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith. 

 

The Cardinal in charge of C.D.F. is quoted as saying, “he couldn’t understand the claim of lack of co-operation from his department”.  Marie and the Cardinal are both saying different things.  Does the silence from Pope Francis, Cardinals, Bishops and especially our own Irish Bishops disturb anyone?  It disturbs me as the Jesus that I am daily striving to know and love better always had such a respectful, loving and healing way of dealing with people.  Are we still a Church protecting the status quo, changing nothing, risking nothing content to be a Church ruled by fear rather than the Holy Spirit?  Are we learning anything from our mistakes?

 

KNOCK “CELEBRATING FAMILY”: On Saturday 8th April there will be a special day of prayer, reflection and Mass celebrated by Archbishops Neary (Tuam), Martin (Dublin) in preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018.  The day begins at 11am concluding at 3pm with Mass in the Basilica. Anyone interested in going have a word with me.

 

LETTING THE LAITY LEAD: Necessity, as the saying goes is the mother of invention, so on Tuesday April 25th while our good neighbours across the border in Limerick the clergy of the Diocese of Limerick are gathering with their energetic Bishop Brendan Leahy (Kerryman) every Parish

 

in the Diocese is to have a lay-led Liturgy Service.  The Diocese has trained over ninety lay people in recent months to be leaders of such celebrations.  Will other Diocese follow Limerick?

 

WOULD YOU BELIEVE: A new series of WYB begins this Sunday evening on RTÉ 1 television at 10.30pm. This first programme appropriately celebrates some of Ireland’s amazing mothers.  Well worth watching. 

 

YOUTH 2000 RETREAT KILLARNEY Youth 2000 will be hosting a Catholic youth retreat in St. Brendan's College, Killarney,  on 7-9th April. The weekend will consist of a programme for Youth(aged 16-35yrs) with masses, talks, music, games etc. Residential - bring a sleeping bag! It is a donation event. More information 086-3066892 or check  www.youth2000.ie or Facebook page

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Bereavement Group on Wednesday March 29 that 8pm. 

 

KILLARNEY PASTORAL AREA: are hosting a talk, Keep Lent Mindfully, by Br. Richard Hendricks in Killarney Heights’ Hotel on Tuesday March 28th @ 8pm. All are welcome and there is no charge. www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

LECTURE: 'BLACK '47 IN KERRY':A lecture entitled 'Black '47 in Kerry' will be presented by Dr Shane

 

Lehane, Historian and Author, in Killarney Library on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Organised by Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society. www.kerryhistory.ie

 

SEASONS COME AND GO

 

The two days of Equinox, March 18th and September 25Th with their 12 hours of both day and night are very special to me.  The Spring Equinox brings a promise of long days, beautiful flower-filled garden and walks in the sun.  The Autumn Equinox heralds the days of golden hued trees, crisp frosty mornings, roaring fires, shopping for relatives and friends all culminating in the festival of Christmas.  After January and February are over the slowly lengthening days and the gradual awakening of plants and flowers tell us that another year has begun and winter days over.

 

TALK ABOUT THE GOOD IN OTHERS

 

It was Oscar Wilde, God rest him, who wrote “There is only one thing in the world worse that being talked about and that is not being talked about”. Nobody enjoys being gossiped about, criticized or having their faults pointed out.  All these things can cause, a great deal of pain. It is even worse if the good things in a person are ignored –their kindness, talents and achievements, their patience and dignity in trouble or suffering.  These, I believe are all things worth talking about.  Let’s try to do it

 

more often!

 

Local Church News March 19 2017

Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 18th –  19th MARCH  

 

 Saturday

 

18th                       Michael Daly, Knockane, Months Mind /

 

Eoin Kenny Ballinruddery, Months Mind / Elsie Collins, Ballygologue & Gortacrissane / Mairead & Michael Lyons, Willie & Annie Lyons & Deceased Family, Derry / Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Pk. / Peggy Dore, Lartigue Village &  Gee Dore, Charles St. /  Noreen O Connor, Bunagara & London /   Paddy & Jane Barry & Deceased family, Dirha Cottages /  Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Pk. /Fr. Gearóid Donnchadha, Birthday Rem. / Deceased Members of the Lynch Family, The Square     Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

19th                                       Peter Doyle, Birthday Remembrance &

 

Joe Stack, Tanavalla        9.00am

 

                Michael Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. Months Mind Kitty & Danny Broderick, Gortcreen /

 

Bridie Collins, Hawthorn Drive /

 

Paddy & Eileen McElligott &

 

Jack & Nora McElligott, Coolaclarig /

 

Michael & Mary Buckley, Finuge               12.00pm

 

Mon 20th                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 21st                                             10.30am

 

Wed 22nd                                                                                           Monica Corridan, Convent St. /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 23rd           Joe Hannon, Charles St  10.30am

 

  Fri 24th               Sheila McMullin, Tralee /

 

Noreen Stack, Ballybunion & Listowel /

 

Tessia Carey, Kent, Recently Deceased 10.30am

 

                28 hour adoration mass, Friars of Moyross           7.00pm

 

Saturday

 

25th                       10.30am

 

                Margaret & Denis McElligott & Deceased Family, Bedford /

 

Betty & Thady Hickey, Clouncagh /

 

Angela Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Phyllis Diggin Treacy, Main St. Ballybunion            Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

Sunday

 

26th       Richard Stokes, Mullingar & Listowel &

 

Elizabeth Stokes, Dublin & Mullingar       9.00am

 

                 James & Catherine O Sullivan, Gortnaminch

 

/ Liam & Frances Woulfe, Horseshoe  Bar. /

 

Mairead O Connor, Market St.   12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 19th March.   Fr. Kevin McNamara  0894044816.   (emergencies only).

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Paddy Halpin, Greenville / David Bunyan Senior, Convent St. / Maureen & Joseph Lambert, Wexford / Mary Babe White, Athea.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH NOTICES

 

 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents for March will take place this weekend at the Vigil Mass.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL Will meet on Wednesday 22nd March 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 10th – 17th May 2017.  Led By Bishop Ray Browne.  Centenary Of The Fatima Apparitions.  Limited Availability.   Contact: Maureen Harty On 066-7131328 Or Premier Travel On 021-4277700.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Ray Browne, September 2nd to 7th 2017, ex Kerry Airport. Pilgrimage coordinator: Janice O Sullivan, 064-7758219. €770.

 

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

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: The Diocese will take a group of young pilgrims to Taizé in France on Sunday, June 25th The group will return on Sunday, July 2nd 2017. Accommodation will be provided in the Dormitories in Taizé. Cost: €400.00. For more Information: Contact: Tomás Kenny on 086-3683778 or email: tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LENTEN 24 HOURS ADORATION

 

NEXT FRIDAY -  March 24th 2017:

 

As part of our Lenten programme as a Pastoral Area for LENT - we welcome the Friars of Moyross, Limerick  who are leading  24 Hours of Adoration here at St. Mary’s Church next weekend. This is a very powerful way of praying in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. There will be a rota at the back of the church please feel free to put your name in to dedicate an hour with the blessed sacrament. It begins on  Friday at 7.00 p.m. and ending with the 6.15 p.m. Mass on Saturday next.  Programme is as follows:

 

Friday night  24th   7.00 pm. Mass followed by

 

Special guided Holy Hour  8.00 pm. to 9.00 pm. – Talk on  ‘Our relationship with God, our Loving Father. Trust & surrender.  Followed by Reconciliation. Adoration continues throughout  the night. with Confessions  available from  9pm. to 12pm.  Saturday,  25th  Adoration continues and Confessions start from 8am. to 10.am. Usual Mass at 10.30 a.m. followed by  Special guided Holy Hour 11am. to 12noon. –  Talk on Reconciliation followed by Reconciliation. Adoration continues in the Church. Confessions 12noon to 4.30pm. 4.30pm. Special Guided Holy Hour &  Healing Service   6.15pm. Closing Vigil Mass  followed by Benediction. Everyone Welcome.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

DAFFODIL DAY IS FRIDAY NEXT, MARCH 24th 2017 If you are interested in helping out, please text your name to Noreen at 087 1946936. Funds raised from our Daffodil Day campaign support life-saving cancer research and support and care for people affected by cancer. Many Thanks.

 

INTERNET SAFTEY INFORMATION EVENING at An Gael Scoil at 7pm on Monday the 20th March. All Welcome.

 

SECONDARY PRESENTATION SCHOOL Pub Quiz Friday 24th March at 8pm. in John B Keane’s Pub. Fundraiser for Parents Council. All Welcome.

 

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS TAKE NOTE  A chatroom will be starting on Wednesday 22nd March at 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall Upper William St., Listowel. Come for the chat.

 

MANUAL HANDLING COURSE for further details on either manual handling held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre  on April 18 or Health and Safety on April 28 contact Toni Clarke on 068 23584.

 

WELL-BEING FOR MEN COURSE names are currently being taken for this well-being for men course to commence on Friday March 24 from 10-12.30pm. Further details from Toni on (068 23584).

 

ATHEA GOLF SOCIETY welcomes new members, first outing Saturday 25th March at Newcastlewest Golf Club. Contact James 087-2371982.

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. 089/4044816;

 

Pres & Office  068/49308;Parish Secretary: Jacqueline Office Times:  Mon & Thurs 10am –12noon.  Tues & Fri 10am –1pm.Closed Wed

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March .MOYVANE: Sat 18th at 7.30pm for

 

Eamon Pelican, Moyvane North (Months Mind)

 

KNOCKANURE:

 

Sun 19th at 10.00am for Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am Maureen Kinane, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Masses:  Monday 20th to Sunday 26th March Church of the Assumption

 

Moyvane Mon 20th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Jimmy Windle, Aughrim & Chicago (Rec Dec). Tues 21st 7.30pm Bishop Eamon Casey (Rec Dec) Wed 22nd 7.30am LENTEN MASS for Sheila Callanen, Dromelihy, Co Clare (Get Well). Thurs 23rd 7.30pm for Richard (Richie) Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Months Mind). Fri 24th 7.30pm for Michael,  Anne & Denis Hanrahan, The Hill (Anni)

 

 Sat 25th 7.30pm for Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim/Woodgrove (Months Mind). Sun 26th 11.00am for Daniel & Nora Walsh, Moher (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure

 

Thurs 23rd at 6.50pm Stations of the Cross (note time)–No Mass. Sun 26th 10.00am for Jack & Betty Goulding, Kealod (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the family and relatives of Jimmy Windle, l/o Aughrim, whose funeral took place in Chicago last Thursday.  Mass for the happy repose of his soul will be celebrated in Moyvane Church this coming Monday evening at 7.30pm. To Theresa Hanrahan & Bernie

 

Kearney & families, Kilbaha on the death of their cousin Paula Kavanagh (nee Carmody) l/o Kilkenny & Derry, Listowel whose funeral took place during the week. 

 

To the family and loved ones of Rescue 116, Dara Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Smith, Mark Duffy and Paul

 

Ormsby who died so tragically this week in the call of duty.  May the Lord comfort all their families and colleagues. Masses at a later date for Paula and Rescue 116 team.

 

May all the aforementioned Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

Hear Ye Hear Ye

 

Lay persons do not belong to the Church, though they have a role in the Church

 

through Baptism, they are the Church.  I am richly blessed with the great number of lay people in

 

the Parish who so generously give of their time, dedication to so many ministries and works. 

 

Thank you so very much.  May God bless and protect you and yours always for such generous

 

Involvement, work and dedication.  New members to any of our ministers are always most

 

welcome.  Have a word with myself or with anyone who is involved in any of the ministries. 

 

GOD REST BISHOP EAMON

 

I did not know and never met the late Bishop Eamon Casey in person, but I was saddened and so disappointed with Priests and Bishops who knew him personally and who withdrew from him completely after they learned he had a child (Peter) with Annie Murphy.  When he needed them most they were nowhere to be found.  Reminds you of Good Friday for Jesus on His way to

 

Calvary–alone and rejected by colleagues and friends.  So, so sad.  May Bishop Eamon enjoy the delights of Heaven?   Our prayers and sympathy to the Casey and Murphy families at this sad time.

 

Mass for the happy repose of his soul will be celebrated in our Parish this coming Tuesday evening at

 

7.30pm in Moyvane. I was deeply touched by Parishioners who had encountered Bishop

 

Eamon in London and who in the last few days made the trip to Galway to be present at his funeral.  They were there to offer thanks for the help and encouragement he gave them as they started work in London.  That is Christian faith at its very best. May he Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

Notices MISSION APPEAL:

 

A warm welcome to Fr. John O’Donoghue who is with us this weekend to make the Mission

 

Appeal on behalf of the White Fathers.  I encourage you to give Fr. John your generous support at the second collection.

 

ICA:  Daffodils Sold after all Masses this weekend in aid of the Listowel Branch of the Cancer Society. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT:

 

A log book to record all your valuables and serial numbers is available at a cost of €5.

 

In the event of your home being entered and items stolen this logbook will be useful to the Gardaí

 

to trace any items stolen from your home. Info Margaret 087/2976304 or Danny 087/6863726.

 

 

 

Jigsaw Learning Everything I ever learned, I learned from a jigsaw!  Don’t force

 

A fit!  If something is meant to be it will come together naturally.  When things aren’t

 

going so well, take a break.  Everything will look different when you return.  Be

 

sure to look at the bigger picture.  Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.  Perseverance pays off.  Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece.  I discovered when one spot stops working move to another. The creator of the puzzle gave you the picture as a guide.  Variety is the spice of life.  It’s the different colours and patterns that makes the puzzle interesting.  Working together with friends and family makes any task fun.  Establish the border first.  Boundaries give a sense of security and order. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations

 

–some matches are surprising.  Take time often to celebrate your successes –even little ones.  Anything worth doing takes time and effort.  A great puzzle can’t be rushed.  As I try my hand at journeying through week three of Lent –the thought of what I have learned from jigsaws has

 

given me greater freedom to draw closer to my forever friend Jesus in the desert.  Have jigsaws thought you anything? Just think about it!!

 

FEAR OF CONFESSION......

 

A soldier asked a Priest if God really accepted repentance.  The Priest replied, “Tell me, if your cloak is torn, do you throw it away?”  The soldier replied, “No, I mend it and use it again”.  The Priest smiled and said, “If You are so careful about your cloak, will God not be equally

 

As careful about all His creatures?”  Isn’t that a lovely Way to picture God’s love and patience with us.   This is the way he treats us in the beautiful Sacrament of Confession.  Whatever we call it

 

–RECONCILLATION OR CONFESSION, we need to keep ourselves reminded that God is ALWAYS

 

ready to forgive us.  Are we ready to ask and seek forgiveness at all times?  That gentle loving Pope, the late Pope Paul VI many years ago wrote the following few lines on confession:

 

“A LOVE FOR CONFESSION IS NOT WEAKNESS OR COWARDICE IT DEMANDS COURAGE,

 

NOBILITY, GENEROUSITY, SOMETIMES HEROSIM AN OVERCOMING OF ONESELF RATHER THAN

 

OF ONE’S ADVERSARY.  AT TIMES IT MAY EVEN SEEM LIKE DISHONOUR, BUT IT NEVER OFFENDS

 

AGAINST TRUE JUSTICE OR DENIES THE RIGHTS OF THE POOR.  IN REALITY, IT IS THE

 

PENITANT WISHIHG PEACE LOVE AND JOY ON NEIGHBOURS AND FAMILY STRENGTHENED BY THE

 

FORGIVNESS HE /SHE HAS RECIVEVED FROM JESUS.  THE EXAMPLE OF HOW JESUS BOTH LIVES

 

RECONCILLATION AND GIVES RECONCILLATION GIVES STRENGTH TO THE HEART OF THE

 

PENITANT. Confessions are available on request and when announced at Masses.

 

Confession is a beautiful Sacrament and it’s time all of us explored its beauty.  No lists anymore!  We come as we are into God’s presence to ask god’s warm forgiveness.  Are you fearful of confession?  When last were you there? 

 

On Friday next 24Th to Sat 25th twenty four hour Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation

 

will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel starting at 7pm on Friday evening and concluding with the 6.15pm Vigil Mass on Sat evening.  See notice board for full details.  The Friars and other Priests will be available all through the hours of Adoration for the Sacrament of Confession.  All are

 

welcome.  There is a rota at the back of both Churches for anyone who would

 

like to dedicate an hour to the Blessed Sacrament, please fill in your name.  All welcome!

 

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES IN OUR PARISH

 

Holy Week commences with the Vigil Mass for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion on Sat 8th April and concludes on Holy Sat 15th.   This year there will be full ceremonies in both Churches and the times are as follows:  Holy Thursday 7pm Knockanure, 8pm Moyvane. Good Friday 3pm Knockanure , 3pm Moyvane. Holy Saturday 8pm Knockanure, 9pm Moyvane.

 

 

 

Boro Extras Sunday 19Th March, 2017

 

PARISH OFFICE:

 

Wide selection of souvenirs and various gifts for Confirmation and Communion together with a large selection of cards for all occasions. New stock has arrived this week. 

 

CALLING ALL MOTHERS: Next Sunday 26th is Mother’s Day and it promises to be a very special day for all Mums who will be at our weekend Masses, so bring your Mammy along young or old and she will be delightfully surprised.  Be sure to mark the day especially in your own families to honour your Mums past and present.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:

 

Safe talk –a one day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thought of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  April 6th or 7th from 10am to 1pm.  Contact Toni 068/23584.

 

WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 63 CENTS

 

A crying little girl stood near a small Church from which she had been turned away because it was “too crowded”.  In the steps outside, still crying she said to the Priest “Fr. I can’t go to God’s house today –there’s no room”.  Seeing her shabby, un-kept appearance, the Priest guessed the reason and taking her by the hand, took her up the Church.  He found a small stool near his own seat for her.  She stopped crying and was utterly delighted.  In fact she was so happy that the Priest got a place for her that she went to bed that night thinking of children who have no place to worship Jesus.  Some two years later, the child died

 

.  The parents called the kind-hearted Priest who befriended their daughter to arrange her funeral.  As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled purse was found underneath her well

 

-worn pillow.  Inside was found 63cents and the child’s handwritten note which read “THIS IS TO HELP BUILD OUR LITTLE CHURCH A BIT BIGGER, SO THAT MORE CHILDREN CAN GO TO CHURCH”.  For two years she had saved for this offering of love.  The Priest tearfully carried the note as he processed into the Church for her funeral.  He challenged his congregation and all the Parishioners to get busy and raise money to make the Church bigger. The local paper, who was quite supportive of the Church and friendly with the Priest, published the child’s hand written note.  

 

An unnamed benefactor started the fund with €500.   Money and cheques started coming from far and wide.  Parishioners made larger donations.  Within a three year period this little girl’s gift had resulted in having a bigger Church with a state of the art crying room added on as well.  Lesson to all of us in Moyvane and Knockanure Her unselfish love paid huge dividends What we can build bigger within us and beyond. This girl’s efforts will be remembered forever; What memories are we preparing to leave behind? What ideas, reflections, initiatives and efforts, during this Lenten season will make us heroes in Moyvane and Knockanure? 

 

24 Hours Eucharistic Adoration & RECONCILIATION with The Friars of Moyross in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel Friday    24th 7pm.Mass 8pm to 9pm Special guided Holy Hour –Talk on ‘Our relationship with God, our Loving Father. Trust & surrender. Followed by Reconciliation. Adoration continues throughout the night. Confessions 9pm to 12pm. Saturday 25th Confessions 8am to 10am.

 

10.30am Mass. 11am to 12noon Special guided Holy Hour –Talk on Reconciliation followed by

 

Reconciliation. Adoration continues in the Church. 12noon to 4.30pm Confessions 4.30pm Special Guided Holy Hour & Healing Service 6.15pm Closing Vigil Mass followed by Benediction. Everyone Welcome. 

 

Church News March 12 2017

Mary’s Church   LISTOWEL

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 11th –  19th MARCH 

 

      

 

 Saturday

 

11th                       Helen Nagle nee O Connor, Skehenerin /

 

Joe Hilliard, Cahirdown /

 

Michael O Mahony,  Woodford & Deceased Family Members / Pat Hartnett, Coolagown/

 

Dick & Mary Pierse, Market St. /

 

John & Nora O Donoghue, Catherine Moore nee O Donoghue & Mary O’Donoghue, Ballygologue Pk & Australia                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

12th                                       Michael & Bridget O’Carroll, Clieveragh /

 

John Scannell, Dromin /

 

Collette Mahony, London /

 

Pat & Kitt Dowling, Bridge Road                 9.00am

 

                Peter & Annie Heaphy, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Josephine & James Allen, Killocrim /

 

John Enright, Feale Dr. / Patrick & Josie Kenny & Mary O Brien, Church St.             12.00pm

 

Mon 13th                            Micheál O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Birthday Remembrance  10.30am

 

Tues 14th                           Mary & Michael Halpin Ballygologue Pk, &

 

Ian McCarthy, Derrindaffe Duagh             10.30am

 

Wed 15th                                                                             John, Mary & Tom Dillon, Knockanassig 10.30am

 

Thurs 16th           Deceased Members of the Morris & O’Neill Families,      10.30am

 

                Paddy Curtin, Dromin & Manchester,

 

Recently Deceased         6.15pm

 

  Fri 17th 

 

St Patricks

 

Day                                        Lá le Pádraig       9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       12noon

 

Saturday

 

18th       Nora Sheehy, Bedford / Special Intention /

 

Elizabeth (Betty) Sullivan nee Hanlon, Australia & O’Connell’s Ave. Recently Deceased  10.30am

 

                Michael Daly, Knockane, Months Mind /

 

Eoin Kenny Ballinruddery, Months Mind /

 

Elsie Collins, Ballygologue & Gortacrissane / Mairead & Michael Lyons, Willie & Annie Lyons & Deceased Family, Derry /

 

Peggy Dore, Lartigue Village &

 

Gee Dore, Charles St. /  Noreen O connor, Bunagara & London /   Paddy & Jane Barry & Deceased family, Dirha Cottages /  Anthony Greaney, Ballygologue Pk. /Fr. Gearóid Donnchadha, Birthday Rem. / Deceased Members of the Lynch Family, The Square    

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

19th      

 

Peter Doyle, Birthday Remembrance &

 

Joe Stack, Tanavalla        9.00am

 

                Michael Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave. Months Mind

 

Kitty & Danny Broderick, Gortcreen /

 

Bridie Collins, Hawthorn Drive /

 

Paddy & Eileen McElligott &

 

Jack & Nora McElligott, Coolaclarig /

 

Michael & Mary Buckley, Finuge               12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 12th March.   Fr. Maurice Brick  0879473317   (emergencies only).

 

 

 

DEATH NOTICE Den Joe Hannon, Clieveragh.

 

Doney McSweeney, France late of Church St.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Bridget & John Flaherty, Charles St. / Dan Joe Leahy, Shrone / Tony McAuliffe, Charles St. / Mary & Catherine O Sullivan, Gortnaminch / Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH NOTICES

 

 

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR EMIGRANT SERVICES will be taken up at all masses throughout the Diocese this weekend. This helps our emigrant services in place such as England, Europe & USA. It will take place immediately after Holy Communion. Thank you.

 

MEDJOGRE PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday 13th at 7.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room. 

 

PARISH LITURGY GROUP will meet this Tues. 14th Mar at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

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

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents for March will take place next weekend at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night (18th March ) at 6.15p.m.  Parents for the co-ordinate group for March will meet on Wednesday 15th at 6pm. in the Presbytery. Please note date and time.

 

 

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: is Friday next - our National Feast Day. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are the same as Sunday. Vigil Mass on Thursday evening at 6.15 p.m. and on Friday at 9.00 a.m. & 12.00 noon. There will be a flavour of Gaeilge and our Irish culture at all our masses with the Parish Folk Group and the Parish Choir. Thanks to our local Coiste Glór na nGael for their help with the liturgy of the masses.

 

MISSIONARIES OF AFRICA (WHITE FATHERS): say ‘Míle Buíochas ‘ Fr. John O’Donoghue sent a nice letter to express his ‘thanks’ and appreciation to the Catholic Community of the Listowel Area for their very generous response to his Missionary Appeal last weekend. In total €3,310.00 was donated. This was fantastic. He also wishes to thank our collectors who were so willing to help at all masses. Well done to everyone and thank you for your generosity.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Ray Browne, September 2nd to 7th 2017, ex Kerry Airport. Pilgrimage coordinator: Janice O Sullivan, 064-7758219. €770.

 

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

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH OFFICE will be closed on  Friday next - St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING Friday 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 24th  2017 and we are calling upon the people of Listowel to get involved by volunteering their time. If you are interested in helping out, please text your name to Noreen at 087 1946936. Funds raised from our Daffodil Day campaign support life-saving cancer research and support and care for people affected by cancer. Many Thanks.

 

 

 

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

 

THE ANNUAL CONSECRATION TO OUR BLESSED LADY (Legion of Mary Acies), will be held on Sunday 12th March at 3 p.m in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.  The Ceremony includes Rosary, Consecration, Benediction and evening prayer. Everyone is very welcome.

 

 

 

WORKSHOP FOR PARISH CANTORS A workshop for parish cantors will take place on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 7:30 – 10.00pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide support and resources for all who lead congregational singing.  The facilitators will be Tomás Kenny and Ailish O’ Connor.  For more information and booking contact Tomás Kenny on tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie or (086) 3683778.

 

LENTEN JUSTICE TALK: When Compassion Leads to Change On Monday, March 13th in St. John’s Church, Castle St., Tralee, Richard Moore from Children in Crossfire will speak on his experience of healing, forgiveness and the transforming power of compassion. This event, starting at 7.30pm, is being hosted by St. John’s parish and the Diocese of Kerry’s Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation committee. Entrance is free and all are welcome. For more details please visit www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday March 14 at 12.30pm.

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB IN LISTOWEL:  If you would like to gain self confidence, self esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, March 16 from 8 -10pm.  There will be a green  theme to this night as it is the night  before St. Patrick's Day.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670. 

 

DANCE CLASSES every Monday night, classes include waltzing, jive, quick step etc. starting at 7.30pm. at Listowel Emmets GAA Club House.  For more information contact on 0872817972.

 

COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY SESSIONS. On Tuesday next, March 14th at 7pm in St Patrick's Hall, Niamh ni dhuill of Transition Kerry, will facilitate  the first of three Community Biodiversity Sessions. This event is funded by the Kerry Education & Training Board and hosted by Listowel Tidy Towns Group. These sessions will deal primarily with all aspects of planting which will help to encourage  Bees & Butterflies (which are dangerously in decline!) back to our green areas.  All interested members of the community are invited along to these sessions. So hopefully we will see you there!

 

SHEP INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT is a 20 hour course for adults run over 8 weeks (2 ½ hours per week) offered by SHEP in Tralee.

 

This course offers people a place to build their self-confidence and to discover more about themselves and their ways of relating with people in a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment. Up to 16 people will be in the group which will be facilitated by two trained facilitators with experience in creating a supportive atmosphere and in helping personal learning. The course is open to people from all walks of life. No prior qualifications are needed, just a willingness to be personally involved and to interact with others. Start Date: Monday 20th March   Time: 7pm – 9.30pm. Venue: Recovery Haven Tralee (Kindly made available by Recovery Haven) Cost: €50.Reduced rate €25 if in financial difficulty.

 

For more information or to book a place call Deirdre on 087-7728089.

 

MANUAL HANDLING COURSE for further details on either manual handling held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre  on April 18 or Health and Safety on April 28 contact Toni Clarke on 068 23584.

 

WELL-BEING FOR MEN COURSE names are currently being taken for this well-being for men course to commence on Friday March 24 from 10-12.30pm. Further details from Toni on (068 23584).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday

 

March11th and Sunday March 12th MOYVANE:

 

Sat11th 7.30pm for Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:

 

Sun12th10.00am Margaret Flynn, Knockanure Village(1st Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am Mass for Con & Bridie Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Mass in Church of the Assumption Moyvane

 

Mon 13  at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Mass for Patrick Hughes, Lower Aughrim (Anni); Tues14th10.00am Thetla Flannery, Miltown (Special Intention)

 

Wed15th 7.30am LENTEN MASS for Kathleen Kennedy, Asdee Village (Anni) then at  7.30pm LENTEN TALK ‘Come Home to Love’. This talk will focus very much on the parable of the Prodigal Son. We invite all to attend and to become more conscious of God’s great love for each one of us. It is a great opportunity during these Lenten days to get closer to Jesus and his wish for each of us to have life and have it to the full.

 

Thurs 16 at 7.30pm ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSES for Mike Stack, Upper Aughrim & Luton UK (Rec Dec)

 

Fri 17 at 11.00am Dr. P.J. Murphy,

 

Skibbereen (Rec Dec)

 

Sat 18 at 7.30pm for Eamon Pelican, Moyvane North (Months Mind)

 

Sun 19 at11.00am Maureen Kinane, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure

 

Fri 17 9.30am Stations of the Cross Mass at 10.00am for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

Sun 19 at 10.00am for Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses this weekend in aid of the Emigrant Services.

 

MISSION APPEAL:

 

Next weekend 18 and /19th March we gladly welcome Fr. John

 

O’ Donoghue of the White Fathers. He will be making a mission appeal at all Masses on behalf of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers). Fr. John a native of Tralee has worked many years in the Missions and will be able to give us his experience of what it is like to work in extreme poverty trying to spread the Word of God. During Lent We have an

 

Opportunity to contribute to a second collection which will be taken up at all Masses on 18 and /19 for the White Fathers. I know you will give him a very special welcome and I ask you to generously support the work of the White Fathers.

 

COURSE IN YOUTH MINISTRY:

 

The Diocese will host a course in Youth Ministry for 2017/18.

 

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 commence on Tues Sept 26th 2017 at 8:00pm in St. John’s Parish Centre in Tralee.

 

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The Diocese will travel to Taizé,

 

France with a group of 25 young adults (ages 18 -30) on Sun June 25th 2017 and return on Sun July 2nd.Taizé is one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a special welcome for young people. The cost is €400, which includes flights and accommodation. For details on the Youth Ministry and Pilgrimage contact Tomás Kenny

 

Diocesan Pastoral Team on 086/3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

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ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:

 

The Faith Prayed: Fr. Seán Sheehy, Wed 15th, 22nd & 29th March

 

at 7pm

 

TRANSFIGURATION - A PEAK EXPERIENCE

 

Martin Luther King tells how he had his own Mount Tabor

 

experience. 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 a state of exhaustion and despair, he threw himself on his knees before God and prayed the following: “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

 

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If I stand before them without strength and courage they too will falter.

 

I am at the end of my powers, I have nothing left. Nothing what so ever.

 

I’ve come to the point where I can’t face it alone”.

 

He says 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 the struggle. During these special days of Lent we too can make a similar prayer to Martin Luther’s one. Let’s make it our transfiguration moment. It will bring us to a new experience. Blessings to you in making your own prayer this week in drawing closer to Jesus and His Gospel.

 

TEN SECOND SERMONS

 

A person’s character is like a fence –it cannot be strengthened by whitewash. The best time for you to hold your tongue is when you feel you must speak or burst. Remember the tortoise only makes headway when he sticks his neck out. The man who waits for something to turn up finds his toes do it first. Common sense is instinct; enough of it is genius.

 

Credit makes cheap things dear. The Saints are the sinners who keep on trying. A good memory is needed once we have lied.

 

If people look up to you it does not mean you should look down on them.

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE ICA: Daffodil Day is fast approaching. The ICA are staunch supporters of this worthy cause. We will sell daffodils after Masses on Sat 18th and Sun 19th March. Daffodils on sale at both Churches.

 

Cost €3.We will provide teas and treats at the Bingo on Thursday 23rd.

 

All proceeds will go to the Listowel

 

Branch of the Cancer Society thus 'keeping it local'. Please support.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:

 

Alzheimer’s Carers Support meeting Tues 14 March 12.30pm.

 

Well-being for men: commencing Fri 24 March 10am –12.30pm.

 

Manual Handling/Health & Safety: on April 18 /28. For further details contact the Centre on 068/23584.

 

IT’S SO BORING.....

 

A favourite word in life today is ‘boring’. Children say it at school. People who are married over ten or fifteen years say it. Those who give up going to Church put the word forward as the reason they stay away. Priests working in Parishes they dislike use it a lot. Unemployed people use it. In fact, all of us use it from time to time. However, Arthur Rubenstein, the very famous pianist never used it. He lived to be 95 years old and he was still performing in public when he was 93.

 

He always got great joy out of his work. He was so happy doing

 

his work. Someone once asked him about the secret of his exuberance. How could he play so enthusiastically pieces which he must have played so many times before? He replied, “I try to imagine I am playing each piece for the very first time so the music comes to me every time”. Now wouldn’t that be a great principle for all of us to apply to our lives.

 

 Hope your lent is going well! Thanks to all who are attending the 7.30am Wed Mass.

 

ST. PATRICK OUR NATIONAL SAINT

 

Friday next is the day that spiritually we give thanks to Almighty God for St. Patrick. He brought us the Christian Faith. It was a tremendous gift he gave to the Irish people. This Friday all of us need to ask “how am I living out that Faith?” St. Patrick we thank for your generous, faithful and dedicated service to you calling as a Priest and Bishop and for bringing

 

us the Catholic Faith. Pray for us as we continue to profess and practice our faith. Lá Fhéile Pádraig.

 

Boro Extras

 

Sunday 12thMarch, 2017

 

OUR PARISH SHOP: Our Parish Shop in the Parish Office is branching out ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. We have a wide range of Irish Souvenirs

 

and a wide selection of cards for Confirmation, Holy Communion, Easter, Mass Bouquets and Mass cards for the Deceased. Call in and have a look –our prices are the lowest in the land. Jacqueline will make you most welcome and help you with your queries.

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB IN LISTOWEL:  If you would like to gain self confidence, self esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, March 16 from 8 -10pm.  There will be a green  theme to this night as it is the night  before St. Patrick's Day.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670. 

 

 

 

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SEÁN KEATING LECTURE: A lecture entitled 'Sean

 

Keating and the fine art of nation building' will be presented by Dr Eimear O'Connor, Art Historian and Author, TCD, in Tralee Library on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 7.30pm. Admission free. Organised by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

 

VOCATION DAY RETREAT:

 

The Discalced Carmelites –Is God calling you to a religious vocation?

 

Come along to the Priest and Friar Vocation day on Sat 18 March. For more info 01/6430200 or email Ireland@carmelitevocation.ie

 

.Overnight accommodation available.

 

LADY OF FATIMA CENTENNIAL STATUE FOR EUROPE: will visit  the  Diocese  of  Kerry  on Saturday 25th March. The Alliance of the Two Hearts commissioned six of these Statues which were blessed by Pope Francis in January, one for each continent. 9.30am St. John’s Church, Tralee.  3.00pm St. Kentigern’s Church, Eyeries. 7.00pm Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. 

 

 

 

–MARCH 13TH–POPE FRANCIS’ ANNIVERSARY

 

Pope Francis was being driven through St. Peter’s Square when he spotted a group enthusiastically waving the Argentinian flag. Ordering the pope mobile to stop, he chatted to his fellow countrymen and took some sips from the traditional cup of Mate tea that they offered him. Afterwards, his security officials told him this was not a very good idea. Pope Francis laughed saying, “What harm could come from them? They are a group of pilgrims from Argentina, not Cardinals from Rome!

 

”In his usual address to the Curia just before Christmas

 

Pope Francis spoke of opposition to his reforms, distinguishing between ‘OPEN RESISTANCE’ -which he sees as constructive –and ‘HIDDEN AND MALICIOUS RESISTANCE’ which sprouts in distorted minds and shows itself when the devil inspires bad intentions, often wrapped in sheep’s clothing. All too well aware of the big opposition he encounters

 

from within the Vatican, Pope Francis told the Italian Bishops newspaper Avvenire, “I don’t’ lose any sleep over it”. We wish Pope Francis God’s continual blessings, good health and continued success in his fantastic work, which is so much God based. Long life to him. Keep him in your prayers this week especially.

 

OUR READINGS THIS WEEKEND

 

Maybe we can reflect a little more on our readings this weekend, 2nd week of Lent.

 

FIRST READING :from the Book of Genesis (12: 1-4) tells us about the call of Abraham, our father in faith. God asked him to leave his home, family and country for an unknown destination. Thanks to his wonderful obedience the whole world has been blessed.

 

SECOND READING:

 

Second letter of

 

St. Paul to Timothy (1: 8-10) God has called us to holiness and helps us with his grace to achiever this.

 

GOSPEL: Matthew (17: 1-9) On Mount Tabor the three disciples got a glimpse of the glory of Christ. It was meant to sustain them when they would witness the shame and humiliation of His passion and death.

 

AIB CLUB FINALS

 

Great to have a Clare and Kerry interest in the St. Patrick’s games from Croke Park. Good Luck to Ballyea with the Cooraclare boys with them and to Dr. Crokes in Killarney. Munster Abú! Best wishes to all in Ballyea and Crokes –Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday March 5 2017

Mary’s Church LISTOWEL             

 

  MASSES THIS WEEK 4th –  12th MARCH 

 

       

 

 Saturday

 

4th                         Nora & Gene Moriarty, Charles St. /

 

Martin Fitzmaurice, John B Keane Grove /

 

Nora & Patrick Carmody, Skehenerin /

 

Kathleen Whelan, Finuge /

 

Cornelius, Elizabeth, Sr. Pius & John Paul O’Farrell, Church St. /

 

Christopher Myles Porter, Fourhane /

 

Michael & Mary O Connor, Patrick St. /

 

John Martin Ashe, Church St. /

 

Timothy O Flaherty, Newcastlewest & Athea      Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

5th                                         Mona Connell, Ballygologue /

 

Richard Stokes, Listowel & Mullingar, Birthday Remembrance     9.00am

 

                Mons. Dan Hannon, Greenville  12.00pm

 

Mon 6th                               Thomas & Jack O’Connor & Mary Kelly, Shrone  10.30am

 

Tues 7th                               Betty Ann Carroll, William St. Months Mind          10.30am

 

Wed 8th                                                                               Michael Stacky O Connor, Convent St. /

 

Tony & Anne Hartnett, Killocrim                10.30am

 

Thurs 9th             People of the Parish       10.30am

 

  Fri 10th                               Noel Woods, London     10.30am

 

Saturday

 

11th                       10.30am

 

                Helen Nagle nee O Connor, Skehenerin /

 

Joe Hilliard, Cahirdown /

 

Michael O Mahony,  Woodford & Deceased Family Members / Pat Hartnett, Coolagown/

 

Dick & Mary Pierse, Market St. /

 

John & Nora O Donoghue, Catherine Moore nee O Donoghue & Mary O’Donoghue, Ballygologue Pk & Australia                 Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

12th       Michael & Bridget O’Carroll, Clieveragh /

 

John Scannell, Dromin /

 

Collette Mahony, London            9.00am

 

                Peter & Annie Heaphy, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Josephine & James Allen, Killocrim /

 

John Enright, Feale Dr. / Patrick & Josie Kenny & Mary O Brien, Church St.             12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 5th March.   Fr. Declan O Connor  0870908949   (emergencies only).

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Con, Nancy & John Keane, Church St. / Donal Doyle, Dromin & Mary Conway Brookes Dromin & Coventry, England.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

PARISH NOTICES

 

 

 

MISSIONARIES OF AFRICA (White Fathers). This weekend we welcome Fr. John O’Donoghue who will be making a Missionary appeal at each of our masses. Bishop Ray gives permission to one Missionary each year  to speak at masses within the Diocese. And it our turn in Listowel this weekend. Fr. John is appreciative of any offering that you give him on your way out of mass.

 

 

 

EUCHARIST ADORATION  A meeting will take place this Monday 6th March at 7pm. in the parish meeting room. To discuss the upcoming 24 Hour Reconciliation & Adoration with the Friars of Moyross on the 24th & 25th March. Everyone welcome to attend the meeting. 

 

FIRST CONFESSIONS THIS WEEK Tuesday next 7th of March, An Gael Scoil at 1.15 & Thursday night  9th March Killocrim at 8pm. 

 

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

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: will take place after the 10.30am on Friday morning next, March 10th This is just a small way that we can focus on the meaning of Lent culminating the Holy Week ceremonies in preparation for Easter.

 

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

 

FATIMA FR MICHAEL MAHER will give a talk on Fatima, power of Rosary, the importance of Family, and also explains the importance of the FATIMA message on this the Centenary year of the Apparitions. Come to ABBEYFEALE Church on this Monday  6th March. Beginning with MASS at 7.00 p.m. ...ROSARY @ 7.30pm ....TALK @7.45pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ANNUAL CONSECRATION TO OUR BLESSED LADY (Legion of Mary Acies), will be held on Sunday 12th March at 3 p.m in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.  The Ceremony includes Rosary, Consecration, Benediction and evening prayer. Everyone is very welcome.

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR EMIGRANT SERVICES will be taken up as a second collection after Holy Communion at all Masses next weekend 11th and 12th March.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSSION SERCICE blood donor clinic will take place Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th March 5pm to 8pm each evening in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP are hosting their Tea Dance on Sunday March 5th 2.30pm. to 5.30pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Tea served admission €5.00

 

LISTOWEL DRAMA GROUP: continues  nightly with ‘Bookworms’  – a hilarious comedy – at St. John’s Theatre until Tuesday night at 8.00 p.m.

 

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS PRE-CHELTENHAM NIGHT on this Sunday night 5th March  at 8.30pm. in Christy’s The Well.

 

LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMER RESPITE CARE wishes to thank everyone who support their Church Gate Collection last weekend amount raised was €1,310.95. 

 

NORTH KERRY COMMUNITY ALERT Would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. This money provided free monitors to people aged 55 and over living on their own. It provide a sense of security. The amount collected was €1,060.00. Thank you.

 

DANCE CLASSES every Monday night, classes include waltzing, jive, quick step etc. starting at 7.30pm. at Listowel Emmets GAA Club House.  For more information contact on 0872817972.

 

FUNDRAISING DANCE IN AID OF KERRY/CORK HEALTH LINK BUS Sun March 5th @ River Island Hotel,C/island 2- 6 pm Cost €10. Contact 086 3273908.

 

DAFFODIL DAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 24th  2017 and we are calling upon the people of Listowel to get involved by volunteering their time. If you are interested in helping out, please text your name to Noreen at 087 1946936. Funds raised from our Daffodil Day campaign support life-saving cancer research and support and care for people affected by cancer. Many Thanks.

 

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

 

RALLY FOR LIFE Dublin 1st July 2017. www.rallyfor life.net Ph: 018730465 or facebook:@Allirelandrallyforlife

 

THE 21ST PIONEER NATIONAL BALL takes place on Sat 8th April 2017, in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, after 6.30pm Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Athlone. Tickets €30. Guest Speaker: Jim Bolger. Music by Nite Fever. For tickets/information - contact Brenda Lynch 087-6189411 or Dermot Fagan 085-7201646.

 

 There's more information on our facebook page: Leinster Pioneer Association and we can be contacted at the above numbers.

 

 ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 14th of March from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

MIC is delighted to announce that the Annual MA in Education & Wellbeing of the Older Person Free Public Lecture Series will take place on Friday 3rd and 10th of March from 6.30pm-9pm in T204, Tara Building, MIC. According to Liz Early, MA in Education and Well-being of the Older Person programme co-ordinator; “These lectures are a must for all those interested in issues affecting older people in society today.’ All Talks are free to attend but pre-booking is required. For more information and to book Email: liz.early@mic.ul.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.

 

089/4044816;Pres& Office 068/49308;

 

Parish Secretary: Jacqueline

 

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

 

Newsletter & Boro Extras www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March :

 

MOYVANE: Sat 4th 7.30pm for James Beaton, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun 5th at 10.00am for Bridie Flavin, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE: 11.00am for John Holly, The Village (Anni), his wife Bridget,their daughter Emma & her husband Jack

 

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

 

Mon 6th 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm, Catherine O’Connor, Glin (Anni)

 

Tues 7th 10.00am Special Intention (Parish Retreat Ardfert 7pm)

 

Wed 8th 7.30am Lenten Mass-All are welcome including workers & students.

 

Mass over by 7.45am.  7.30pm Ann Flahavan, Moyvane North (Anni)

 

Fri 10th 7.30pm Margaret Mulvihill (nee Dowling) Gurtdromasillihy (Anni) & her husband Micheál

 

Sat 11th 7.30pm Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun 12th 11.00am for Con & Bridie Flaherty, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure

 

Thurs  9th 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm for Michael Flynn, Knockanure (Anni)

 

Fri 10th at 8.30pm for Peggy Higgins, Trien, Kilmorna (Months Mind) note time

 

Sun 12th at 10.00am for Margaret Flynn, Knockanure (1st Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses next weekend 11th/12Th in aid of the Emigrant Services.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:

 

To the Brosnan Family, Coilagurteen on the death of their Dad Richie whose funeral

 

took place last Monday.  May Richie Rest in Peace.

 

TRÓCAIRE BOXES:

 

Are available in both Churches and also in our Parish Office.  You are invited to take one

 

home and put in some coins from what you save by self-denial and sacrifice during Lent.  The boxes will be part of the Offertory Procession on Holy Thursday in both Churches.  The money collected will be forwarded to Trócaire on your behalf.  Trócaire does marvellous work in under developed countries which are in great need.  Your contributions will mean that those who are poorest may be helped to a better life. 

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

 

Monday evening at 7pm in Moyvane Church.  Thursday evening at 7pm in Knockanure Church.  You may wish to come for the Stations only as Mass follows the Stations. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: The customary social day for the Active Retired takes place on

 

Mon 13th.Entertainment plus dinner €10. All Welcome.  If attending  068/49799.

 

LENT A TIME TO TALK

 

A good neighbour tried to lure an old neighbour into An argument about the existence or non-existence of God.  The old man was always at his Sunday Mass and had a deep faith.  His atheist friend had a lot of long words at the tip of his tongue and his arguments were so formidable that even a young Parish Priest might have found it difficult to counteract them.  Not so the old man.  “You talk about God!” thundered the atheist, “How can you ever prove there is a God?” “Oh” exclaimed the old man “I don’t have to prove it; I was talking to Him myself only this morning”.  Lent is a wonderful time to talk to God.

 

DAFFODILS.....“AND THEN MY HEART WITH PLEASURE FILLS, AND DANCES WITH THE DAFFODILS” (Wordsworth) Daffodils are a joyous sign that it is now spring.  A time of re-awakening, Renewal and re-birth.

 

TRUE OR FALSE

 

–JESUS WANTS TO KNOW!

 

Lent may not be taken as seriously as it once was.    Even so it still has great pulling power for all those who are serious about living a spiritual life.  It provides a great opportunity and a great grace.  Yet I often get the impression that it doesn’t achieve much.  Perhaps our problem is that we

 

don’t really know how to use it.  We don’t know what to aim at.  Lent recalls the forty days Jesus

 

spent in the desert.  He was about to embark on His real work in life to bring the Good News to His brothers and sisters.  He went into the desert to fast, pray and reflect.  Before setting out to help others He got Himself right first.  In the desert He was confronted by the same basic temptation

 

which confronts us all:  WHETHER TO SERVE THE TRUE SELF OR THE FALSE SELF. 

 

Jesus willingly makes the choice to serve the true self and to do God’s will.  The desert experience came at a crucial moment in the life of Jesus and proved to be time of great awakening.  Later on when people and events threatened to engulf Him, Jesus would steal away to lonely places to recover Himself and get rededicated to God the Father.  This period of Lent, Jesus is asking you and me to stand apart.  He invites us to come face to face with the basic option –to live for the false self or live for the true self.  Will you take up His invitation for the next 40 days?

 

SPRING CLEANING

 

At this time of year when the days begin to lengthen and the sun reaches into every nook and cranny of the house, the urge comes on us all to set about giving the place a good cleaning.  Furniture gets moved; curtains are washed and drawers are tidied.  This is the time for deciding what household items can be changed around or given away.  Similarly with the garden we see the odd crocus or snowdrop peeping through the grass while the golden daffodils are with us in great numbers.  The cry goes up “spring is here”.  It is time to get The garden in order and to think about summer bedding plants.  In a way this is what Lent is all about too.  God gives us the opportunity to look at our lives, to think about how we want to live as followers of Jesus –to spring clean our souls.  I encourage you to persevere with your Lenten resolution and if you haven’t yet taken on any you can still start right now.  Make a bright new beginning to your relationship with the Lord.  I wish each and everyone of you a grace filled and Holy Lent.  Let’s encourage each other in making the next 40 days extra special in our Parish. 

 

LENT –SPRINGTIME OF THE SPIRIT; Each Year the trees give us a lesson in renewal.  First the bud, then then blossom and finally the shoot.  Spring dresses the trees in a new robe and makes them young again.  But this is possible only because in autumn they let go of their old leaves and in between endure a period of nakedness.  Lent is the springtime of the Spirit.  Lord, help us not to be afraid to let go of the old habits and to face our spiritual poverty in order that you may renew us and so at Easter we will feel young again in our discipleship.

 

LENTEN TALK MOYVANE CHURCH WED MARCH 15th AT 7.30PM

 

COME HOME TO LOVE’A special Lenten talk entitled ‘Come Home to Love’ will take place in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm.  It is not a Mass it is a talk with a difference given by Paul Montgomery, full time school chaplain.  He has a broad range of interests including education, theology, pastoral ministry, liturgy formation, development, counselling, positive psychology, scriptural hermeneutics and Holocaust education.   In his presentation Paul will invite us to become more aware of a loving God who is always ready to forgive us and to encourage us and to love us back to new beginnings.  This talk is open to everyone and that means everyone.  I will explain a little bit more about this talk at the Sunday Masses.  It is a great opportunity for all of us to come and witness this unique presentation given by Paul.  It is nice to witness a lay person’s perspective on the love that God has for each and every one of us.   Paul Montgomery

 

Boro Extras

 

Sunday 5th March, 2017

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, 0667134276 Parish Lenten Retreat Moyvane, Fossa & Knockmoyle, Tues 7th March 7pm to 10pm. The Faith Prayed Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 8th March 7pm.

 

FATIMA: Fr Michael Maher will give a talk on Fatima, power of Rosary, the importance

 

of Family, and also explains the importance of the FATIMA message on this the Centenary year of the Apparitions. Come to Abbeyfeale church on Mon 6 th March.  Mass at 7pm.  Rosary at 7.30pm.  Talk at 7.45pm Books + DVDs available.  Bring a friend.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:  Dublin 22nd–26th August 2018.  Information leaflets available in both Churches this weekend or log onto www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

 

 

ANAM CARA: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 14th of March from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5

 

Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

MIC:  is delighted to announce that the

 

Annual MA in Education & Wellbeing of the Older Person

 

Free Public Lecture Series will take place on Friday 3rd

 

and 10th of March from 6.30pm-9pm in T204, Tara Building, MIC.

 

According to Liz Early, MA in Education and Well-being of the Older Person programme co-ordinator; “These lectures are a must for all those interested in issues affecting older people in society today.”All Talks are free to attend but pre-booking is required.For more information and to book Email: liz.early@mic.ul.ie

 

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN:

 

1. Donations to Trócaire’s Lenten campaign provide shelter, food, water and other life

 

-saving aid up to one million people each year, providing humanitarian aid in 13 countries; providing food to the hungry, shelter to the displaced and medicine to the sick.

 

2. Humanitarian aid isn’t just about responding to high profile crises, it is about dealing with the daily reality of helping people who are suffering in silence away from the television cameras.

 

Honduras is the country in the world most at risk of humanitarian disaster from storms and floods. People along the northern coast of Honduras survive in the face of constant storms and floods.

 

3. Over 5 million people in Somalia and 3.5 million people in South Sudan are at risk of famine over the coming months. Already, 320,000 children in Somalia are malnourished. Trócaire is present in both countries, responding but urgently needing more support.

 

 4. Trócaire sticks with communities to help them long after the cameras have gone. We support communities before, during and after emergencies.  Trócaire’s long -term approach means that they don’t just save lives, we rebuild them too.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  What is safe talk? It is a one day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Who should attend safe talk? This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper.

 

6th or 7th April 10am –1pm, contact Toni 068-23584

 

THANK GOD FOR NURSES

 

Irish Nurses are very much in the news over the last number of months.  I was reminded of an Irish Matron of a fine old Hospital where I visited patients all those years ago.  Like many other people I am always full of admiration for the cheerful and hardworking Nurses.  This Matron told me she had been interviewing a number of girls who hoped to make Nursing their career.  “What do you look for?” I asked.  “How can you tell which girls will make good dedicated Nurses? “No problem at all” laughed Matron.  “They may not be dedicated when they arrive but by the time they have worked here for a year they will be”.  Love comes with caring doesn’t it?  I think it is sad that our Nurses have been pushed so close to strike action.  We are blessed in the Parish to have so many in the Nursing profession doing excellent work in surrounding Hospitals.  Well done to them all. 

 

Sunday 26th February 2017

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                              St. Mary’s Church                LISTOWEL Newsletter

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK FEB. 25th –  5th MARCH        

 

 Saturday

 

25th                       Michael Mooney, Clounmacon, Months Mind /

 

Kevin Lucey, Knockroe Dr. & Charles St. /

 

Patrick & Ellen Lyons, Clieveragh /

 

Kathleen Heffernan, Clieveragh &

 

Mary Sheehan, Hawthorn Drive /

 

Tom & Nellie O Donnell, Mary Moran,

 

Sarah Bambury, Ballylongford /

 

John Behan, Bunaghara /

 

Dan O Sullivan, Skehenerin  /

 

Miriam Carey & Dec. Family, Convent St.               Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

26th                                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Funeral Mass of Eoin Kenny, Ballinruddery           12.00pm

 

Mon 27th                            Ted Keane, Slievecahill /

 

John L Sullivan Ennismore & London, Months Mind          10.30am

 

Tues 28th                           Bridget James, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Bridie Leahy, Ballygologue Rd. /

 

Wulf Sobieralski, Ballygologue Pk. & Germany    10.30am

 

Ash Wed 1st                                                                                       Elaine & Jerry McGuire, The Square         10.30am

 

                People of the Parish       1.10pm

 

                Patrick Guerin, Ballahadigue       7.00pm

 

Thurs 2nd            Dr. Louis O’Carroll, Cahirdown    10.30am

 

  Fri 3rd                                 Daniel & Catherine Flaherty, Red Cottages. Cahirdown   10.30am

 

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

 

Saturday

 

4th         Ned McGrath, Woodford & Writers Grove, Birthday Remembrance         10.30am

 

                Nora & Gene Moriarty, Charles St. /

 

Martin Fitzmaurice, John B Keane Grove /

 

Nora & Patrick Carmody, Skehenerin /

 

Kathleen Whelan, Finuge /

 

Cornelius, Elizabeth, Sr. Pius & John Paul O’Farrell, Church St. /

 

Christopher Myles Porter, Fourhane       Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

5th         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Mons. Dan Hannon, Greenville  12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery this Sunday, 26th Feb.   Fr. Martin Hegarty  0872589682   (emergencies only).

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS : Michael Lynch, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Anne Keane nee Brennan, Gortacrissane & London.

 

Eoin Kenny, Ballinruddery.

 

Maire Gibbons nee McLoughlin, late of Listowel died Ballina, Mayo

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Ned White, Bedford / Mary Wixted, Murroe Co. Limerick and Listowel

 

 

 

PARISH NOTICES

 

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

 

ASH WEDNESDAY: Wednesday next – March 1st  is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  It is a day of fast and abstinence. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at three Masses -  10.30am morning Mass & 1.10pm. Lunch time  &  at 7.00pm evening Mass.

 

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

 

FIRST FRIDAY & PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (March 3rd). Usual masses at 10.30am which will be followed by a ‘Cuppa’ in the meeting room The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

CONFESSIONS: Usual confessions on Thursday and Saturday morning after the 10.30 a.m. mass.

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD The children's liturgy will be held on next Saturday’s vigil Mass only.

 

A MEETING OF THE LITURGY GROUPS OF OUR PASTORAL AREA will take place on Thursday next,  March 2nd  in St. Patrick’s Hall @ 8 pm. Parking at the rear. All members are asked to attend. Thanks

 

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

 

 

 

MISSIONARIES OF AFRICA (White Fathers). Bishop Ray gives permission to one Missionary to speak at masses within the Diocese each year to make a Mission Appeal. And it will be our turn in Listowel next weekend 4th & 5th March. Fr. John O’Donoghue will speak at each of our masses next weekend and will take up a retiring collection for their missions at the end of mass. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING: Friday next, March 3rd at 8.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: will take place after the 10.30am starting on Friday, March 10th This is just a small way that we can focus on the meaning of Lent culminating the Holy Week ceremonies in preparation for Easter.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276) Naomh Breanainn Pastoral Area Lenten Talk: Wholeness in Christ – Relaxing the Mind, Renewing the Heart’. Speaker: Martina Lehane Sheehan, psychotherapist and director of Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork, Thursday 2nd March, at 8.00-9.30pm.

 

One-Day Parental Grief Retreat: A spiritual retreat for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, by any means, no matter how long ago. Facilitated by Caroline Dunne, Sat. 4th March, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm. Call 066 71 25129 or www.emfgp.org to register. The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 8th Mar 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

 

 

 

PARISH BOXES 2017: Many thanks to all who picked up their parish boxes last weekend at our Masses and also to all who called into the Parish Office.  There are still a few more waiting to be collected, so we would ask you to drop into the Parish Office and pick up your box during the week.  We would also strongly encourage as many as possible of our parishioners to use the Parish envelope system, so if you are not already registered, give a call to Denise (Parish Secretary) and she will look after you.  Thanks on behalf of Parish Finance Council

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL DRAMA GROUP: presents ‘Bookworms’ by Bernard Farrell – a hilarious comedy – at St. John’s Theatre for 6 nights from Thursday March 2nd to Tuesday, March 7th at 8.00 p.m. A show not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a story time afternoon on Saturday March 4th at 2.30 PM. This is a free event suitable for ages 1-6. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

RALLY FOR LIFE Dublin 1st July 2017. www.rallyfor life.net Ph: 018730465 or facebook:@Allirelandrallyforlife

 

ARE YOU A GRIEVING PARENT? 1 Day retreat Saturday 4th March 10am. to 5pm. in Ardfert Retreat Centre. Contact Caroline Dunne at CarolineEmmausCompassion@gmail.com

 

LISSELTON BARDIC SCHOOL: Inspired by the fine article penned by Tony O’Shea (Affoulia and Dublin) in this year’s Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine, a group of locals are actively pursuing a plan to resurrect The Lisselton Bardic School in the form of an annual weekend festival of music, poetry and song.  A meeting to gauge the level of interest and support for such a venture will be held in  omáisín’s, Lisselton, on Wednesday next, March 1st at 9.00pm.  Musicians, poets, singers and writers and anyone in the area who enjoys a bit of culture and craic are all invited to attend and contribute their ideas.  For further info ahead of the meeting, please contact 086 8451263/087 6257705.

 

SEAN KEATING LECTURE A lecture entitled 'Sean Keating and the fine art of nation building' will be presented by Dr Eimear O'Connor, Art Historian and Author, TCD, in Tralee Library on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 7.30pm. Admission free. Organised by Kerry Archeological and Historical Society.

 

FUNDRAISING DANCE IN AID OF KERRY/CORK HEALTH LINK BUS,Sun March 5th @ River Island Hotel,C/island 2- 6 pm Cost €10. Contact 086 3273908.

 

BALLYLONGFORD GROUP ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS Open Public Meeting on Ash Wednesday, March 1st in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford, 8.30pm. All welcome (Al-Anon participation).

 

THE 21ST PIONEER NATIONAL BALL takes place on Sat 8th April 2017, in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, after 6.30pm Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Athlone. Tickets €30. Guest Speaker: Jim Bolger. Music by Nite Fever. For tickets/information - contact Brenda Lynch 087-6189411 or Dermot Fagan 085-7201646.

 

 There's more information on our facebook page: Leinster Pioneer Association and we can be contacted at the above numbers.

 

NOTICE FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS AND ADULTS CONSIDERING UPSKILLING OR CHANGING CAREER: Kerry College of Further Education (under Kerry ETB) based in Clash, Tralee will hold two events of interest to school leavers and adult learners: Information Evening for Parents of School Leavers Wednesday 1st  March.  Choose from 5.30pm session or the 7pm session.  Learn about how PLC courses can lead to employment and how PLC's can be used as an alternative access route into Institutes of Technology and Universities. Open Day on Thursday 2nd March from 10am-7pm.  School leavers and potential adult learners welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

   MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat          25th        7.30pm                Jack & Mary Guiney, Moyvane South & their loving

 

                                                                                                                                sons William, Jim & John

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        26th       10.00am               Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                         11.00am               Funeral Mass for Bridie Stackpoole l/o Aughrim

 

                                                                Masses:  Monday 27th February to Sunday 5th March

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane

 

                                                                Mon      27th        7.30pm                Marie O’Callaghan, The Village (Anni) & Deceased

 

                                                                                                                                Members of the O’Callaghan Family

 

                                                                Wed        1st         7.30am ASH WEDNESDAY –A day of fast & abstinence

 

Special Intention (sick)

 

                                                                                                 7.30pm                Ella Ahern, Athea (Mass of the Angels) & for her loving

 

                                                                                                                                parents & family

 

                                                                Fri            3rd         7.30pm                Mary Nolan, Glenalappa (Months Mind)

 

                                                                Sat           4th         7.30pm                James Beaton, Ahalahana (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun        5th        11.00am               John Holly, The Village (Anni), his wife Bridget, their

 

                                                                                                                                daughter Emma & her husband Jack

 

                                            Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure

 

                                                                Tues      28th        7.30pm                Fr. Mil Whelan, M.S.C. (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Wed      1st         10.00am               Special Intention (sick)

 

                                                                Sun        5th        10.00am               Bridie Flavin, Trien, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Fr. Martin Hegarty  087/2589682. Emergencies only.

 

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

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION:  Offertory €1,348.68.  Many thanks for your generous contributions.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Stackpoole Family on the death of their loving mother Bridie, l/o Aughrim & Woodgrove.  May Bridie sing with the Angels and the heavenly choir including her late husband Henry. 

 

SIGNED LIKE A WORK OF ART

 

Ash Wednesday is March 1st and for many it is an extra ordinary day.  People go to Church in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week.  For one day the boundaries of routine are broken.  It is a ritual we have practised since we were children a moment of remembering who we really are.  And as the ashes are pressed on top of our foreheads, there to mingle with the sweat of our brows, we are signed.  I mean signed like a work of art, like Van Gogh’s haunting ‘Vincent’ hastily added at the edge of a canvas.  On our foreheads is a signature, a smudgy cross, a sign that we are God’s.  Lent begins a time when the astounding drama of salvation is replayed all over the earth. When believers repeat the stories that have gained meaning, which have existed for over 2,000 years.  Next Wednesday we begin to retell or better yet, re-line the narrative of God’s amazing and loving presence with us in Jesus.  How do we participate more fully in all that will begin to unfold before us starting this coming Wednesday?  Well for starters let us try to “take something on” for Lent.  So often the emphasis is on giving up something.  Why not start by gazing in a mirror at the ashes of Wednesday on our foreheads so that we can start to see ourselves as part of the story where Jesus will soon walk, suffer, die and be reborn.  Journey with Jesus this Lent.  If you do so in an honest and prayerful way, your life will change for the better. May we all have a grace filled and reflective Lent. 

 

               STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT

 

Each Monday during Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 7pm in Moyvane Church and each Thursday evening they will take place at 7pm in Knockanure Church.  As Lent progresses there will also be an opportunity to celebrate children’s Stations of the Cross.  Confessions available on request.

 

DISCOVERING OUR VALUES

 

Shame’s a powerful weapon!  I’m thinking of a school girl from the Parish who was at a big concert and at the stage door asked the singer for his autograph.  “Sorry not now”, he replied impatiently “my hands are tired”.  Instead of taking offence the school girl replied, “My hands are tired too with clapping!”  She got the autograph and the two parted good friends.  During Lent especially we focus more closely on our pilgrim brother Jesus and how He journeyed during the very first Lent.  God rest the late, great Cardinal Basil Hume, who back in the Lent of 1999 spoke of the ten guidelines for a society looking to make a difference during the 40 days of Lent.  This is what he said eighteen years ago:  We need a society that –

 

                Protects and promotes marriage and family

 

                Ceases to be obsessed with sex, curbs pornography and put sexual intimacy back into its proper place in marriage

 

                Respects human life from conception to its natural end and thus abolish abortion

 

                Combats racism and welcomes within due limitations the stranger and asylum seekers

 

                Bans irresponsible arms sales

 

                Tackles poverty at home and abroad and relieves the burden of unpayable debt

 

                Respects the environment as God’s gift for our use

 

                Is led by men and women of integrity worthy of respect

 

                Sees the media re-discovering its responsibility for shaping society’s values

 

                Looks beyond the here and now to re-discover spiritual values

 

Our best way to celebrate Lent 2017 is to ensure that the values and ethos that Jesus brought when He walked this earth are central to our human living.

 

Cardinal Hume put forward the above values for action and reflection 18 years ago. They are as much needed in our world of 2017 as they were back in 1999.  Are the above values central in our daily living?

 

                    SHOULD MOYVANE CHURCH BE PAINTED?

 

 Don’t panic we are not holding a referendum!  At the start of the New Year in my enthusiastic way I muted the idea of getting Moyvane Church painted.  It is such a beautiful Church and I think if it were painted it would be even more special and beautiful to all of us.  I realise now how naive I was to suggest the idea of getting a calf from every farmyard in the Parish.  A few knowledgeable and good farming friends of mine pointed out to me how difficult and impractical this idea would be.  I agreed wholeheartedly and I wish to thank them for responding.  Anne-Marie and the Bingo Committee have generously offered us a night at the bingo and that’s great.  But apart from the above two suggestions there has been practically no response to the above idea of having Moyvane Church painted.  So before our Finance Council and I approach the Diocesan Building Trust, who deal with such items as painting, with our suggestion and our ideas for fund raising a question for all of us has to be – Should Moyvane Church be painted?

 

                         HEATING IN BOTH CHURCHES

 

An old priest friend of my, God rest him, Fr. Willie Clarkson, gave me lots of advice while I was studying for the priesthood.  One that stayed in my mind goes as follows:  “Kevin, no one will feel happy, comfortable or receptive to what you are saying in Church if it’s an ice box!”  Well in our two Churches, our heating system has been malfunctioning in recent times.  Over the last few weeks I have been looking for ways to remedy the situation.  I’ve also got some quotations as to what a new system would cost.  Huge money involved if one was to opt for a new system in Moyvane with quotes from €102,000 to €210,000 and for Knockanure €80,000 to €100,000.  This focused me to look around and to see if the existing systems be repaired rather than being thrown out.  This is what has been done at a cost of approximately €5,000.  Please God it will keep us warm for our celebrations during the cold weather.  Lights outside Knockanure Church are being upgraded this coming week.  Very many thanks for your patience and generous support.                              

 

BORO EXTRAS: Available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie or www.moyvane.com for Community and Church Notices.

 

       Boro Extras

 

    Sunday 26th February, 2017

 

 

 

ICA:  Meeting Tuesday 28th at 7.30pm in Marian Hall.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 2nd March at 9pm.  Come along to enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Refreshments will be served.  All welcome.  Ann Flavin 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day on Monday 13th March.  Music by Stevie Donegan. €10.  If attending please  49799.

 

LENTEN JUSTICE TALK: When Compassion Leads to Change on Monday, March 13th in St. John’s Church, Castle St., Tralee, Richard Moore from Children in Crossfire will speak on his experience of healing, forgiveness and the transforming power of compassion. This event, starting at 7.30pm, is being hosted by St. John’s parish and the Diocese of Kerry’s Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation committee. Entrance is free and all are welcome. For more details please visit www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276

 

Naomh Breanainn Pastoral Area Lenten Talk: Wholeness in Christ – Relaxing the Mind, Renewing the Heart’. Speaker: Martina Lehane Sheehan, psychotherapist and director of Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork, Thurs 2nd March 8pm-9.30pm. One-Day Parental Grief Retreat: A spiritual retreat for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, by any means, no matter how long ago. Facilitated by Caroline Dunne, Sat 4th March, 10am - 5 pm.  066/7125129 or www.emfgp.org to register.

 

Parish Lenten Day Retreat: Sneem, Killorglin & Tarbert: Sun. 5th March, 10am-5pm.

 

Parish Lenten Evening Retreat: Moyvane, Knockanure, Knockmoyle & Fossa, Tues. 7th March, 7pm-10pm.

 

The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 8th Mar 7pm to 8.30pm.

 

MISPRINTS AND MISTAKES

 

Please be sensitive and kind to us in the Parish Office if misprints or mistakes occur in the Newsletter.  Be assured it is not done deliberately.  It reminds me of the man who had the perfect lawn but was annoyed that so much moss was appearing.  He wrote to the Department of Agriculture and asked for advice.  He got a short letter back and it simply read “We suggest you learn to love the moss”.  Our sincere thanks to the staff in Holly’s Gala, Mary in the Post Office, Noel and John at Stack’s Butchers, Gerry, Anne and Marguerite at Flynn’s Bar all who allow us to distribute the newsletters in advance of the Saturday and Sunday Masses.  Please note the Boro Extras are on display at the above mentioned places. 

 

GOD LOVES US NOT BECAUSE WE ARE GOOD BUT BECAUSE HE IS GOOD

 

At times we allow our problems to get us down.  We fear, fret and worry about so many things and lose sight of the one thing necessary, which is to live life pleasing to our heavenly Father.  Christ urges us to avoid useless fretting and worrying about material things and to place our lives in the hands of our heavenly Father, who whom we are important and precious.  Our lives are a gift from a loving God.  The meaning of our lives is that we are on a journey to our Father’s kingdom.  That is the only thing we have to worry about.  That is the only thing that really matters.  We are children of our heavenly Father and we have a splendid destiny.  Sure of His love and of our own dignity and destiny why should we worry?  It has been said that the whole of Christianity can be summed up in the concept of God as our Father, a Father who, like any father is worthy of the name, rejoices in his children.

 

                       NO ONE CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS

 

The story goes of a little boy whose mother had died.  His father was trying hard to be both Mom and Dad under difficult circumstances.  The father had arranged a picnic for the two of them.  The little boy had never been on a picnic.  He was excited – so excited that he couldn’t sleep.  Soon there was the patter of little feet down the hall to where his Dad was sleeping.  He shook his Dad who would have responded gruffly except he saw the expression of his little son’s face.  “What’s the matter son?” he asked.  The little boy said “Oh Daddy, tomorrow’s going to be so wonderful.  I just can’t sleep.  I’m so excited”.  The father laughed and said, “Son it won’t be wonderful if we don’t get some sleep.  Now you go back to your bedroom and try to sleep”.  A while later the ritual was repeated.  The father was already sleeping soundly when the boy placed and excited hand on his shoulder.  “What do you want now?” his Dad asked.  “Daddy”, said the boy, “I just want to thank you for tomorrow!”  Do you trust in God our Father in heaven to take care of you ‘for tomorrow?’  Do you thank God in advance for doing so?