MOYVANE Knockanure and Listowel  PARISH NEWSLETTERS

 

 

 

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  

 

 

 

                  OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd January:

 

 

 

MOYVANE:               Sat      21st      7.30pm          Emma O’Brien (nee Holly), The Village (1st Anni),

 

 

 

                                                                                                parents John & Bridget (Anni) & loving husband Jack

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:            Sun      22nd     10.00am          Living & Deceased of Quinn, Leahy, Brandon & Mulvihill

 

 

 

                                                                                                Families, Moyvane

 

 

 

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

 

Weekday Masses:  Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th January

 

 

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane

 

 

 

                                                Mon     23rd      7.30pm          Josie Sugrue (nee Kirby), Blackrock & l/o Glenalappa

 

 

 

                                                Tues    24th     10.00am        Special Intention - Sick

 

 

 

                                                Wed    25th      7.30pm          Breda Meehan (nee Hudson), Kilmaley (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

                                                Sat      28th      7.30pm          Bill Horan, Aughrim (Anni) & Deceased Members of the

 

 

 

                                                                                                Horan Family

 

 

 

                                                Sun      29th     11.00am          Eily Mai O’Flaherty, The Village (1st Anni)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure

 

 

 

                                                Thurs 26th      7.30pm          Sheila Kerins, Scartaglen (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

                                                Sun      29th     10.00am          Anne Cunningham, Kilbaha (1st Anni)                  

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Kirby Family, l/o Glenalappa on the death of their sister Josie Sugrue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.  Our prayerful support to both families on the sudden death of Josie.  To Jerry Mullin & Family, New Houses on the death of Jerry’s niece Ciara, Rathfarnham, Dublin.  May Ciara’s family and friends both in Dublin and here in the Parish be comforted at this time.   May they Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

AN ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE: for the week of prayer for Christian Unity will take place this Sun 22nd Jan at 3 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney.  I hope to attend.  All welcome.

 

 

 

NEXT SYNOD OF BISHOPS IN ROME - THE YOUTH:  Pope Francis has decided that the YOUTH are to be his next big project.  He wishes to understand where the generation that has been dubbed the ‘Millennials’ are coming from and to harness their hopes and ideals for the common good.  He admits that this will be a difficult task as young Catholics are most likely to ask honest questions.  Aware that many of the young are living in circumstances which don’t always comply with the Catholic rule book, young Catholics are most likely to ask why have a rule book at all?  Or…Why should the Catholic Church, with its uneven record as a defender of Human Rights over the centuries be trusted with such rules?  Pope Francis has promised the Youth that the emphasis will be on listening and discerning rather than on teaching and pontificating. Isn’t that excellent!

 

 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  This Sunday we continue our Communion preparation with our First Holy Communicants.  We will be recalling their Baptism and the children will be taking Holy Water from the Eucharist to their homes.  I wish to thank both schools and parents for guiding and helping the children in their preparation for First Confession and First Holy Communion which will be in the month of May, please God.

 

 

 

OUR PARISH ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  There has been a phenomenal response to gifts for the SVP left in the baskets at both Cribs.  Thank you most sincerely for your exceptional generosity.  Be assured this is helping many families in our Parish. Well done to all who work in the SVP group.

 

 

 

MEET THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER

 

 

 

All of us have our thoughts/views on the beautiful parable of the Prodigal Son.  I love it – there are so very many aspects to it, but how many of us ever give any thought, care or indeed concern to the Prodigal Daughter?

 

 

 

Let us introduce you to her……

 

 

 

Great poets have sung the beauties of home,

 

 

 

its comfort, its love and its joys;

 

 

 

How back to the place of its sheltering dome

 

 

 

I welcome the Prodigal Boy.

 

 

 

The picture, his father with pardoning smiles and

 

 

 

glittering robes to unfurl,

 

 

 

but none of the poets though it worthwhile,

 

 

 

to sing of the Prodigal Girl.

 

 

 

The Prodigal Son can resume his old place,

 

 

 

as leader of fashion’s mad whirl,

 

 

 

with never a hit of his former disgrace –

 

 

 

not so for the Prodigal Girl.

 

 

 

The girl may come back to the home she had left,

 

 

 

but nothing is ever the same.

 

 

 

The shadow still lingers o’er the dear ones bereft,

 

 

 

society scoffs at her name.

 

 

 

Perhaps this is why when the Prodigal Girl,

 

 

 

gets lost in life’s devious track,

 

 

 

she thinks of the lips that will scornfully curl

 

 

 

and hasn’t the heart to come back.

 

 

 

Yes, welcome the Prodigal Son to his place,

 

 

 

kill the calf; fill the free flowing bowl,

 

 

 

but shut not the door on his frail sisters face,

 

 

 

remember she too has a soul.

 

 

 

I expected a lot more from the ‘Year of Mercy!’ I think if nice pictures and logos of a Prodigal Father and Mother and their Prodigal Children – Sons and Daughters were used - more hearts would have been moved to seek God’s loving forgiveness.  Be assured Jesus is always waiting patiently for all of us to return to Him.  It’s your move!

 

 

 

NOTICES

 

 

 

SAMARITANS:  If you would like to volunteer with the Samaritans phone Josephine Dunne on 087/9158779.  See notice boards for further details of information days.

 

 

 

SLÁN TO OUR TWO CRIBS: This is the last weekend of the Cribs in our Churches.  They will be coming down this coming week.  We all have an opportunity to visit and pray in these Sacred Spaces, inviting Jesus to continue to bless and guide us in 2017 and please God come next December we will, with His help, be ready to reconstruct these Cribs again.  Very many thanks to all who helped in putting the Cribs and Christmas decorations up.  Our Christmas trees will be coming down as well.  Go mbeirmíd beo ar an am seo arís.

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST:  For Moyvane and Knockanure Care of the Aged in the Marian Hall on Fri 27th Jan at 10am.

 

 

 

To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.                                                   

 

 

 

MOYVANE/TARBERT LADIES FOOTBALL:  would like to thank all who contributed to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Thanks to all who helped with the collection.                                                                                                     

 

 

 

ICA:  Social Dancing Classes on Fri 10th Feb (6 weeks) at the Marian Hall from 7.30pm to 9pm.  All welcome.

 

 

 

CHURCH HEATING MOYVANE:  The wall heaters in Moyvane are currently out of use due to a gas leak.  As most of them are proving to be beyond repair, we are currently looking at the possibility of replacing them with a new and more efficient heating system.  While these wall heaters gave tremendous heat, they also caused a

 

 

 

huge amount of condensation and dampness as can be seen from the walls.  We hope you won’t be inconvenienced for too long as we are urgently dealing with getting a new system in place.  Thank you.

 

 

 

BORO EXTRA:  which can be viewed/downloaded from www.dioceseofkerry.ie or www.moyvane.com features many notices pertaining to local courses & events.  Also it has the Deformation Act 2009 on Blasphemy!

 

 

 

THANKS: Your love, support, encouragement and prayers during the past week has been fantastic. God Bless.

 

 

 

          Boro Extras

 

 

 

    Sunday 22nd  January, 2017

 

 

 

DEFOMATION ACT 2009:

 

 

 

Publication or utterance of Blasphemous matter.  Section 36 of the Act is a criminal offence and states:

 

 

 

36 (1) A person who publishes or utters blasphemous matter shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €25,000.

 

 

 

(2) For the purposes of this section, a person publishes or utters blasphemous matter if—

 

 

 

(a) he or she publishes or utters matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion, and

 

 

 

(b) he or she intends, by the publication or utterance of the matter concerned, to cause such outrage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3) It shall be a defence to proceedings for an offence under this section for the defendant to prove that a reasonable person would find genuine literary, artistic, political, scientific, or academic value in the matter to which the offence relates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4) In this section religion does not include an organisation or cult—

 

 

 

(a) the principal object of which is the making of profit, or

 

 

 

(b) that employs oppressive psychological manipulation—

 

 

 

(i) of its followers, or

 

 

 

(ii) for the purpose of gaining new followers.

 

 

 

COURSES OF INTEREST IN THE COMING WEEKS:

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Mums & Dads – get active every Thurs morning at 9.30am also

 

 

 

Step & Tone classes on Thurs evening at 7.30pm.  For details contact Maggie on 087/9866553.

 

 

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL: Effective Communication for Better Relationships – Wed 15th Feb.

 

 

 

Parents Plus Course for Teens Mon Feb 27TH from 7-9pm. Places are limited so early booking is advised.  Names now taken for How to grow your own Vegetables and Computing classes.  Further details from 068/23584.

 

 

 

KERRY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION: Courses include QQI Certified Qualification in Childcare, Healthcare and First Aid and Hobby Courses in Computers, Spanish, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Make-up application, Digital Photography, Sugar craft classes and Mindfulness.  Enrolment Mon 23rd Jan 7pm – 9pm also Wed 25th Jan 7pm – 9pm. Further details from Maria 086/0289958.

 

 

 

DISCUSSION ON WOMEN'S HEALTH: for all ages being held in Manor West Hotel on Thurs 26th Jan

 

 

 

at 7.15pm, this is a free event and guest speakers on the night will include Dr Mary McCaffrey (consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) & Dr Haroon (Consultant Rheumatologist).

 

 

 

SOURCE OF LIGHT IN OUR WORLD

 

 

 

To be a source of light in our modern world of today one doesn’t need to be either famous or rich.  All one needs is a warm heart.  A few years ago a poor unemployed couple from Dallas, Texas, went out one morning looking for aluminium beer tins which they hoped to sell for recycling.  In one bin they made a very sad discovery.  They found the body of a baby.  Greatly saddened this poor couple ensured that the unknown baby got a decent funeral.  Thanks to their efforts the baby went to its final resting place in a white coffin decked with flowers.  But the whole thing cost quite a bit of money, money they could ill afford.  The wife pawned her only valuable possession, a diamond engagement ring to help pay for the funeral expenses.  Thank God for such a warm heart.  Each of us too can be a source of light when we allow the blessings of our heart which are God given to be used in bringing light and love to others.

 

 

 

THE MAGIC OF AN EARLY KISS

 

Aren’t children delightful.  Six year old Adam came home from school one day recently with pink cheeks.  “I think I’m getting married Mummy”, he announced.  “What makes you think that”, asked his Mum.  “Well, I was in the playground this afternoon and Leah came up and kissed me”. 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 21st    29th  January      

 

 Saturday

 

21st                        Christopher Hennessy, Bedford /

 

Mary O Connor nee Looney, Skehenerin & Deceased Family, Mary Morrissey nee O’Connor, Ballinteer & Skehenerin /

 

Maurice Carmody, Skehenerin /

 

Pat Horgan, Charles St. / John Curtin, Dromin / Sheila Loughnane, 6 Crosses /

 

Elizabeth Browne, St. Brendan’s Tec.      Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

22nd                                      Fiona O Connor, The Square /

 

Sergeant Andy Treacy & Mary Ann, Seamus & Kevin, Charles St 9.00am

 

                Eileen O Connor, St. Teresa’s, Clieveragh, 1st Anniversary /

 

Jerry Hurley, Bedford, 1st Anniversary   12.00pm

 

Mon 23rd                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 24th                            Jeremiah & Julia Duggan, Derry & James & Frances Mulvihill / Mary O Gorman, Dublin & Valentia Island, 1st Anniversary                 10.30am

 

Wed 25th                                                                            Timothy & Tony Buckley, Gortnaminch  10.30am

 

Thurs 26th           People of the Parish       10.30am

 

  Friday 27th                                        William Gorman, Knockane, Months Mind           10.30am

 

Saturday

 

28th       Philly & Joe Shanahan, Dromin /

 

William & Bridie Doyle, Knockane             10.30am

 

                Anthony Kennelly, Smerla Bridge /

 

Betty McCarthy nee McElligott, Convent St / Michael Bambury Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Mary Regan, Dromin /

 

Jim (Jimmy) Galvin, Finuge Lixnaw /

 

Máire & Hodán O Donnchadha /

 

Noreen Hilliard, Billerough           Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

29th  

 

 

 

                 Eamon Roche, Recently Deceased, Swansea & O’Connell’s Ave. & John O Connell, London & O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Sheila O Doherty, Recently Deceased, Milltown & William St. & Conor O Doherty, William St.       9.00am

 

                Funeral Mass John L Sullivan, London late of Ennismore 12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery  this Sunday, 22nd   Jan.   Fr. Declan O Connor   0870908949 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Christina Hickey, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Pauline Carey, Cluain Doire

 

Agnes Broderick nee Browne,  died in America, (age 104)  late of Dirha, Listowel.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Joseph Forgarty, 1st Anniversary, Listowel & England / James Loughnane, Ballygologue Pk./ Martin O Quigley, Church St.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place this weekend at the Vigil Mass ( 21st  Jan. ) at 6.15p.m.

 

AN ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE for the week of prayer for Christian Unity takes  place on this Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 3 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney. 

 

CONFIRMATION TEACHERS MEETING: at the Presbytery on this Tuesday 9 Jan. 24th ) at 1.15 pm. 

 

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WITH FR SEAN O SHEEHY:  How the Catholic Faith helps us deal with the following life issues: 1. Putting God’s Word to work in your life. 2. Faith and Self-esteem. 3. Faith and Self-worth. 4. Faith and Faulty Thinking. 5. Faith and Anger Management. 6. Faith and Grief/Loss. 7. Faith and Stress / Anxiety. 8. Faith and Guilt. These topics will be presented on Tuesday nights from 7.00pm. to 8.30pm. Beginning on January 24th, for 8 weeks. All are welcome. Bring your Bible. If you wish to attend please register with Denise at the Parish office. You will benefit from the study of these topics personally and in your care for others. The venue is the Parish Meeting Room beside the Church Building in Listowel.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday 24th January at 8pm. in Moyvane.

 

SERVICE OF LIGHT: For the pupils and parents of First Holy Communion Class of Scoil Reálta na Maidine (Boys School) takes place on Wednesday night next (25th Jan. ) at 8.00 p.m. in the School.

 

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

 

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE 2017 24th May, €619 ex Cork or 13th Sept. €659 ex Shannon. Fully Inclusive for 7 nights contact Bridie McCarthy on 087-6654296.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

NANO NAGLE SCHOOL will hold their 11th Annual Social on Friday 3rd February in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Dinner at 7.30pm followed by music from Heart and Soul and Dj Fatz. There will be spot prizes on the night. Tickets are €35 and are available from Nano Nagle School 06821942. Everyone is welcome.

 

KERRY SAMARITANS are recruiting new volunteers. Information times Saturday 4th February at 12noon. / Sunday 5th February at 3pm. / Monday 6th February at 7.30pm. at 43/44 Moyderwell, Tralee, enquires tel: 0879158779.

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION. Courses  QQI Certified Qualification in Childcare, Healthcare /  First Aid / Hobby Courses in Computers, Spanish, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Make-up application, Digital Photography, Sugar craft classes & mindfulness Enrolment for night classes during the office hours between: Mon. 16th Jan. Tues. 17th Jan. 4.pm - 4.30 pm Wed. 18th – Fri. 20th Jan. - 3.00 pm -3.30 pm Mon. 23rd Jan.- 4.00pm - 4.30 pm Wed. 25th – Fri. 27th Jan. - 3.00 pm -3.30 pm There is also enrolment nights in the college on: Mon. 23rd Jan. 7- 9 pm Wed. 25th Jan. 7-9 pm.  Early booking is advisable.  Information contact Maria   at 086 0289958

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Names are currently being taken for the parents plus course for Teens to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Monday February 27 from 7-9pm. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Further details from 068 23584.

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH There is a discussion on women's health for all ages being held in Manor West Hotel on Thursday 26th  Jan. at 7.15pm, this is a free event and guest speakers on the night will include Dr Mary McCaffrey (consultant Obstetrician /Gynaecologist) & Dr Haroon (Consultant Rheumatologist)."

 

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN THE CARE SECTOR? Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in or around your area based on demand.  One day topic specific workshops also available.  For more info contact the training unit on 0579322920.

 

PIERSE FITZGIBBON SOLICITORS will be holding a seminar on Wednesday 25th Jan. at the Seanchai Centre, The Square. Listowel at 7.30pm. The topics to be discussed include Enduring Powers of Attorney, Living Wills,  Property Rights and Rights of Cohabitants. Free admission. Lights refreshments will be served. All welcome.”

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

   MOYVANE, KNOCKANURE and LISTOWEL  PARISH NEWSLETTERS

 

 

 

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  

 

 

 

                  OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January:

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat          14th          7.30pm                Bridie Cahill (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                                 Sun        15th         10.00am               Michelle Foley, Kilmorna (Anni) & her loving

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                grandfather Michael Keane

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun        15th         11.00am               Funeral Mass Noreen O’Connor, Kilbaha.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                (The listed Mass for this Sunday has now been

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                rescheduled for Sunday next 22nd Jan in Knockanure

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                at 10am.  Our sincere thanks to those who booked the                                                                                                                                  Mass for their generous understanding).

 

 

 

                                                                Masses from Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd January

 

 

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

                                                                Mon      16th          7.30pm                Catherine Scanlon, Leitrim West (Anni), her loving

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                husband John & precious son Tom

 

 

 

                                                                Wed      18th          7.30pm                Mary O’Sullivan, Kilbaha (Anni) & Dec of her Family

 

 

 

                                                                Fri           20th          7.30pm                Eileen Collins, Glin Road (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                Sat          21st          7.30pm                Emma O’Brien (nee Holly), The Village (1st Anni),

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                parents John & Bridget (Anni) & loving husband Jack

 

 

 

                                                                Sun        22nd        11.00am               Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                                                Thurs     19th          7.30pm                Pat Lane, Beenanaspug, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                Sun        22nd        10.00am               Living & Deceased of the Quinn, Leahy, Brandon &

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                Mulvihill Families, Moyvane.

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

UNWANTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS:  There has been a truly remarkable response with huge amounts of gifts being left at both Cribs. The Cribs and baskets will be in place until next Sunday.  Thank you for such a beautiful Christian and very practical response to loving and caring for the poor and vulnerable.  Many thanks also to those who give of their time and dedication in working with the SVP.

 

 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the O’Connor & Stack Families on the death of their mother Kathleen O’Connor (nee Stack), The Hill, Knockanure whose funeral took place on Friday.  To the O’Connor & Larkin Families on the death of their mother Noreen O’Connor, Kilbaha whose funeral will take place this Sunday.  May Kathleen and Noreen rest gently.  As both spent their final years in Lystoll Lodge Nursing Home, your prayerful support is appreciated for all who work in this Nursing Home and for those who mourn the loss of Kathleen and Noreen.

 

 

 

PRAYER INTENTION FOR HOMELESS:  Pope Francis has made an urgent appeal to all of us for the month of January to pray daily for the homeless.    “During these very cold days I invite you to think of all people who live

 

 

 

on the streets affected by the cold weather and many times by indifference.  Let us pray that the Lord may warm our hearts as to be able to help them.  May they be blessed and kept safe”.

 

 

 

BORO EXTRAS:  Is back this week.  Log onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie or www.moyvane.com 

 

 

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETS WITH

 

 

 

FR. GEARÓID GODLEY,

 

 

 

      DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL PLANNING

 

 

 

Our Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) will have their first meeting of 2017 this Tuesday 17th.  Fr. Gearóid Godley, Director of the Pastoral Centre and head of Pastoral planning in our Diocese has been invited to attend the meeting.  His presence will give the P.P.C. an opportunity to discuss the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing Moyvane and Knockanure and the Parishes of our Pastoral Area.  If you would like to have issues, observations etc brought to this meeting get in touch with the Parish Office before 1pm on Tuesday or have a word with any one of the P.P.C. members who are as follows: Fr. Kevin, Amanda Coulson (Chairperson), Mary O’Flaherty (Secretary), Noreen Roche, Declan O’Connor, Mary Fitzgerald, Eileen Roche, Liz Brosnan, P.J. Mulvihill, Jacqueline Stackpoole, Michelle Mulvihill and Margaret Horgan.

 

 

 

       CLEAN AIR – CLEAN WATER BUT…….?

 

 

 

We live in an age where there is great emphasis on the need for clean air, clean water and a healthy environment, but how much attention do we give to fostering a clean soul, heart and mind?  On the Late Late Show of January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, there was a discussion in which the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) was referred to as “haunted bread”. During a discussion about whether religious practice long in decline, might be on the rise, comedian David Chambers, who performs as ‘Blindboy Boatclub’ in the comedy duo ‘The Rubber Bandits’, said that young people attending Midnight Mass at Christmas were “not going there for haunted bread, but because it was a family event.  Everyone at Midnight Mass is half-cut anyway”, added Chambers.  Presenter Ryan Tubridy said he thought the phrase “haunted bread” was a great expression”.  Mr. Chambers said, “that’s what it is”, arguing that the Church “does not want us to use critical thinking” and is “asking us to eat the ghost of a 2,000-year-old carpenter”.  On hearing that fellow guest Michael Harding had been a Priest, he murmured “sorry about the haunted bread stuff”.  Isn’t it time we paid attention to creating a clean environment for soul, heart and mind?  I have made a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority.  It hurt me beyond words to see Eucharist ridiculed on RTE’s so called flagship chat show.

 

 

 

NOTICES:

 

 

 

KERRY DOWN SYNDROME:  would sincerely like to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection

 

 

 

in Knockanure on Sunday 1st Jan which amounted to €312.10.  Very many thanks indeed.

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: ( 066/7134276 for further details of the following courses:

 

 

 

The Faith Prayed: Fr. Seán Sheehy, Wed 18th & 25th Jan 7pm - 8.30pm

 

 

 

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Buildings in Ardfert district by Donal Stack, Thurs 19th Jan 8pm - 10pm.

 

 

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat 28th Jan 9.45am - 4pm

 

 

 

Contact Anna O ‘Donoghue 087/9447105. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

 

 

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:  are proving the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award in your area based on demand in Feb 2017.  One Day workshops also available. For more info contact 057/9322920.

 

 

 

THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  are holding their Annual National Church Gate collection on Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Jan.  Your support is much appreciated. For further info ( Jackie 086/3953387.

 

 

 

FEELING BLUE – LET ST. PIO HELP YOU

 

 

 

The English Bishops have nominated St. Padre Pio the Patron Saint of stress relief and the ‘January blues’.  Cardiff University identified the third Monday in January as the most depressing day of the year.  The Bishops re-designated it as ‘Don’t worry, Be Happy’ Day in honour of the great St. Padre Pio’s famous advice.  “Pray, hope and don’t worry’, which is pretty good advice to keep in mind on those days you’re feeling low.  Help us St. Pio.

 

 

 

          Boro Extras

 

 

 

    Sunday 15TH January, 2017

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Coffee Mornings 11am to 12noon every Monday.   All welcome

 

 

 

Moms, Dads, Partners and Grandparents, especially the Babies.  Also a variety of courses are commencing shortly on how to grow your own Vegetables, Computing and Parenting Plus.  Further details from 068/23584.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR. FERGUS HEFFERNAN: will speak to parents/guardians on Fri 20th January in

 

 

 

The Presentation Secondary School, Listowel at 7pm.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.  As he spoke in Tarbert Comprehensive School recently and was well received, this is a great opportunity for anyone who was unable to attend his talk in Tarbert to be refreshed by his thinking and ideas when he speaks on Fri 20th in Listowel. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAELSCOIL LIOS TUATHAIL: Open Day on Thurs 19th Jan from 1-2.30pm at the school on Library Road, Listowel. Guest speakers, school tours, door prizes.  All welcome.

 

 

 

NEARER MY GOD TO THEE……

 

 

 

Sir Issac Newton, philosopher and mathematician wrote many inspiring things in his lifetime such as the following.  “I can take my telescope and look millions of miles into space; but I can go away into my room and in prayer get nearer to God and Heaven than I can when assisted by all the telescopes of earth”.  At this time each year we are asked to pray for Christian Unity.  It’s so difficult when we contemplate the scandal of a divided Church.  We see God’s children, united by Baptism but snubbed when they approach the Table of Christ.  We can look back in time and grieve at the human pride and stubbornness which divided Christians into Roman and Orthodox and later into Catholic and Protestant.  This is a week in our prayers where Christ gives us the opportunity to repair the faults of our ancestors.  Lord help all to work together in gathering the scattered children of God.  Draw ever closer to us Lord – it’s Church unity week.

 

 

 

WE ARE CALLED TO FOLLOW JESUS AS THE APOSTLES WERE

 

 

 

A Company advertised the post of Sales Manager.  More than 600 applied for the job.    Of the many letters and resumes one letter stood out:

 

 

 

“I AM PRESENTLY SELLING FURNITURE AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS.  YOU MAY JUDGE MY ABILITY AS A SALESMAN IF YOU WILL COME IN TO SEE ME ANYTIME, PRETENDING THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING FURNITURE.  WHEN YOU COME IN, YOU CAN IDENTIFY ME BY MY RED HAIR.  I WILL HAVE NO WAY OF IDENTIFYING YOU.  THAT WAY THE SALES ABILITIES I EXHIBIT WILL BE NO MORE THAN MY USUAL EVERYDAY APPROACH AND NOT A SPECIAL EFFORT TO IMPRESS A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER”. 

 

 

 

The Sales Manager took the applicant up on his challenge and visited the furniture store.  You won’t be surprised that the red head got the job.  Jesus is looking for a few good women and men.  How enthusiastic is our response to His call?

 

 

 

LOVE REDEEMS…..

 

 

 

In our Masses this weekend John the Baptist points out Jesus to the people as the long-awaited Saviour.  Jesus came to take away our sins.  He came to heal our wounds.   He came to nourish and renew through the Holy Spirit the part of us which is most deeply damaged by sin in the heart.  The heart is so innocent, but it can be betrayed, scorned and broken.  A Mum tells how her three-year-old son was struck down by paralysis of his legs which gradually spread over his whole body.  He became blind too.  One day, some months before he died, his mother was sitting weeping by his bedside, when he suddenly turned to her and said:  “Don’t cry Mummy.  I still have a heart to love you and Dad”.  That small boy had attained real maturity, which he had only been able to attain through the love and support of his Mum and Dad.  Love redeems and saves everything.  It is the only thing that can heal the wounds of the heart. 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 14th   22nd  January      

 

 Saturday

 

14th                       Michael Barrett, Dirha East, 1st Anniversary /Dan Mulvihill, Coolaclarig, 1st Anniversary / Anne McElligott, Convent St. /

 

 Mary Dore nee McElligott, Woodford / James & Josie Devane, Aghadoe, Killarney / Denny Curtin, Coolaclarig /

 

Tommy Hannon, Courthouse Rd /

 

John Maher, Drumbeg / Dan & Teresa Downey & Mary Ahern, O’Connell’s Ave /

 

Stephen & Ellen O Flynn, Kilcolman          Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

15th                                       Frances Mulvihill, Clountubird House,

 

Joan O Connor Reahill, Caherciveen &

 

Nial Mulvihill, Derry & Deceased Family /Bridget Enright, Ennismore        9.00am

 

                Christy O Connor, Coolnalaught &

 

James Culhane & Pat Galvin, Moyvane /

 

Christy Sommers & Deceased Family, Billerough / Sheila Broderick, Coolnaleen

 

/ Stuart, Justin & Damian Stack, William St.           12.00pm

 

Mon 16th                            Denis O Sullivan, Bolton’s Cross /

 

Michael & Margaret Dillon & Bridie Halpin, Meen & Eddie Leahy, Shrone               10.30am

 

Tues 17th                            Sr. M. Oliver, Mercy Convent, Enniskillen              10.30am

 

Wed 18th                                                                                            10.30am

 

Thurs 19th                           10.30am

 

  Friday 20th                                                        10.30am

 

Saturday

 

21st                        10.30am

 

                Christopher Hennessy, Bedford /

 

Mary O Connor nee Looney, Skehenerin & Deceased Family, Mary Morrissey nee O’Connor, Ballinteer & Skehenerin /

 

Maurice Carmody, Skehenerin /

 

Pat Horgan, Charles St. / John Curtin, Dromin

 

/ Sheila Loughnane, 6 Crosses /

 

Elizabeth Browne, St. Brendan’s Tec.      Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

22nd 

 

 

 

                  Fiona O Connor, The Square     9.00am

 

                Eileen O Connor, St. Teresa’s, Clieveragh, 1st Anniversary /

 

Jerry Hurley, Bedford, 1st Anniversary   12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 15th  January  Fr. Lawlor  0876794112    (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Lizzie Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave. / Michael Dillon, Meen / Jack & Peggy Finucane & Hannie O Mahony, Moyvane / Teresa Enright, Coolnaleen.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place next weekend at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night next ( 21st  Jan. ) at 6.15p.m.  Parents group who will co-ordinate our January Mass will meet on Thursday 19th at 6pm. in the Presbytery.

 

SERVICE OF LIGHT: For the pupils and parents of First Holy Communion Class of Presentation Primary School takes place on Thursday night next (19th Jan. ) at 8.00 p.m. in the Hospital Chapel.

 

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WITH FR SEAN O SHEEHY:  How the Catholic Faith helps us deal with the following life issues: 1. Putting God’s Word to work in your life. 2. Faith and Self-esteem. 3. Faith and Self-worth. 4. Faith and Faulty Thinking. 5. Faith and Anger Management. 6. Faith and Grief/Loss. 7. Faith and Stress / Anxiety. 8. Faith and Guilt. These topics will be presented on Tuesday nights from 7.00pm. to 8.30pm. Beginning on January 24th, for 8 weeks. All are welcome. Bring your Bible. If you wish to attend please register with Denise at the Parish office. You will benefit from the study of these topics personally and in your care for others. The venue is the Parish Meeting Room beside the Church Building in Listowel.

 

 

 

Just a Thought

 

We make a living by what we get,

 

We make a life by what we give.

 

Winston Churchill

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL with CHH (creating harmony & hope) Dr. Fergus Heffernan will speak on Family/Mind & Body/Mental Health to parents/guardians on Friday 20th January in Presentation Secondary School Listowel at 7pm. Members of the public are also very welcome to attend. Testimonial: A ground-breaking presentation, on young people and their mental health.  Every person in Ireland should listen to what Dr. Heffernan has to say. His delivery was exceptionally engaging at every level. There were 300 hundred young people present and you could hear a pin drop for two hours. Secondary school Principal. 

 

THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION are holding their annual national church gate collection on Saturday 21st//Sunday 22nd January 2017.  As always, your support is much appreciated. The IWA provide a wide range of services to people with mobility difficulties. For further information please ring Jackie at 086 395 3387.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Names are currently being taken for a variety of courses to commence shortly at Listowel Family Resource centre including; How to grow your own Vegetables, Computing classes and Parenting Plus, Further details from (068 23584.)

 

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,  January 19 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670. 

 

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN THE CARE SECTOR? Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in or around your area based on demand.  One day topic specific workshops also available.  For more info contact the training unit on 0579322920.

 

 

 

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

 

   MOYVANE Knockanure and Listowel  PARISH NEWSLETTERS

 

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   

 

                  OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th January:

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat          7th          7.30pm                Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        8th         10.00am               Michael & Teresa Bambury, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                         11.00am               Mary Riordan, Athea & London

 

                                                                                                                                Dónal Cunningham, Kilbaha, his sister Breda & her husband Andy Thomas                 

 

                                                                Masses from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th January:

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

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

 

                                                                Fri           13th        7.30pm                Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat          14th        7.30pm                Bridie Cahill (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Sun        15th       11.00am               Quinn, Leahy, Brandon & Mulvihill Families, Moyvane.

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Tues      10th        7.30pm                Neelie Buckley, Knockanure & London (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Sun        15th       10.00am               Michelle Foley, Kilmorna (Anni) & her grandfather

 

                                                                                                                                Michael Keane

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION: this weekend 7th & 8th in aid of the Holy Land.

 

IN OUR PARISH IN 2016: We welcomed 25 babies into our Christian Family through Baptism, 19 received their First Holy Communion, 29 young adults were confirmed.  We had 7 marriages and we handed back 12 Parishioners to the Lord through Funeral celebrations. Blessings on all families in the above celebrations.  

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB IN LISTOWEL:  Meeting in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thurs  Jan 19th from

 

8 -10pm. Anyone that would like to gain self-confidence, self-esteem and improve their ability to speak in public then this is the Club for you.   Adm €5.  Refreshments provided. Info from Gerard Mannix on 087/2193670. 

 

GREAT REACTION TO THE LIGHTS:  Your praise and comments about both our Churches and the decorations both inside and outside was deeply appreciated.  The signs and the lights outside will be up for another week.  Very many thanks to all who helped in putting everything in place to enhance our Churches and the surrounds during this beautiful Christmas period.  Thank God for the splendid weather that we all enjoyed, it helped immensely in keeping all of us in good spirits.  Thank God also that our area was free from accidents and tragedies.  May the Lord continue to bless us as we journey through 2017.  Happy New Year .

 

SAMARITANS COLLECTION: Raised €2,076.25.  Mary Sheehan from the organisation wishes to thank all who contributed so generously. 

 

       BAPTISM OF JESUS

 

Jesus is anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit.  He is proclaimed Messiah.  He now goes about doing good, working the signs that made Him known as the servant of God.  He is the one who brings good news to the poor and tells of the salvation.  Through our own Baptism, each one of us is ordered to imitate the life of Jesus – Priest, Prophet and King – and God our loving and nourishing Father looks on each and every one of us with love and favour.  Give thanks this weekend for the beautiful gift of your Baptism.

 

NEW YEAR VEGETABLE GARDEN

 

One of the many nice gifts I received this Christmas was a plan for a New Year vegetable garden.  I am sure it is one you will like to cultivate too.  These are lovely, positive Christian values to foster for 2017.

 

No 1.  First plant five rows of peas:

 

PREPAREDNESS;    PROMTNESS;     PERSERVERANCE;   POLITENESS    AND   PRAYER.

 

 

 

No 2.  Now next to them plant three rows of squash:

 

  SQUASH GOSSIP;     SQUASH CRITICISM; 

 

         SQUASH INDIFFERENCE.

 

 

 

No 3. Then put in five rows of lettuce:

 

LET US BE FAITHFUL;     LET US BE UNSELFISH;

 

LET US BE LOYAL;   LET US BE TRUTHFUL;

 

LET US LOVE & RESPECT EACH OTHER.

 

 

 

No 4.  No garden is complete without turnips and the New Year version should have:

 

TURN UP FOR CHURCH IN MOYVANE & KNOCKANURE;

 

TURN UP WITH A SMILE;  TURN UP WITH A NEW IDEA;

 

TURN UP WITH REAL DETERMINATION!

 

 

 

Happy cultivation to you for 2017 in your New Year Vegetable Garden!!

 

 

 

HOW MUCH?

 

I trust that amid all your Christmas celebrations, there were a few family games thrown in?   At the Crib in Moyvane, when I was preparing for some house calls, a Mum told me of a little game that began between herself and her 5 year old son.  From time to time in the run up to Christmas, she would ask him, “How much do you love me?”  He would shrug his shoulders, walk back and forth a little bit then come to her with his two hands about six inches apart and say “that much”.  But she noticed whenever she was giving him sweets or gifts after shopping and asked him the famous question looking for a reaction, his hands were about twelve inches apart and again he would say “that much”.  On New Year’s afternoon, Mum and Dad brought him to our Crib.  He went into the Crib and covered Baby Jesus with straw!  His eyes and face radiant with joy and delight.  Then he came outside the Crib and got a Santa selection box.  “How much do you love me today?” asked his Mum.  Without a moment’s hesitation he stretched his arms apart until they were almost leaving their sockets and said with a huge smile, “that much”.  That’s Christmas at our Crib for you, and talking of arms stretched out, take a few minutes to look at a crucifix in your home, or at the end of your Rosary Beads.  The Wise Men, together with the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph will continue to bless and welcome visitors until January 23rd in both Churches.  Feel free to take reflective time at our Cribs.

 

NOTICES

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066/7134276 for further details of the following courses:

 

The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 18th & 25th Jan 7pm to 8.30pm

 

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Buildings in Ardfert district by Donal Stack, Thurs 19th Jan 8pm to 10pm.

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat 28th Jan 9.45 to 4pm Contact Anna O ‘Donoghue 087/9447105. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

SVP BASKETS:  Baskets will be left at both Cribs for any unwanted Christmas gift vouchers, or food such as Christmas Cakes etc.  If you place them in the baskets we will pass them on to the SVP for anxious and stressed families in our Parish.  Again thanks for your very generous financial support.

 

SPECIAL WELCOME:  To special family members and friends from my native Parish Cooraclare and from Parishes I have served in both in Cork and Kerry who are joining me in the Presbytery this afternoon.  Welcome to all.  Enjoy the excellent spirit and atmosphere of our Parish.

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 7th   13th January      

 

 Saturday

 

7th                         Caroline Enright, Feale Dr. Months Mind /

 

Kathleen Dillon, Gortcreen, Months Mind /

 

John Michael Murphy, Church Street /

 

Tim Flaherty, Derry / Ned Moriarty, College Lawn / Dora & Larry Buckley, Tanavalla & Joe Carr Balbriggan, Dublin / Baby Mark Grace, Kenny Heights / George McEneaney, Gortacrissane / Bridie Cronin, Ballinruddery        Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

8th                                         Teresa Healy, Convent Cross & Courthouse Lawn, Birthday Remembrance           9.00am

 

                Funeral Mass  Peter Doyle, Tanavalla      12.00pm

 

Mon 9th                               Margaret Horgan, Ennismore     10.30am

 

                Funeral Mass Andy Hayes, Feale Drive   11.30am

 

Tues 10th                                            10.30am

 

Wed 11th                                                                                            10.30am

 

Thurs 12th                           10.30am

 

  Friday 13th                                        John & Eileen Griffin & Deceased Family, Bridge Road     10.30am

 

Saturday

 

14th       Denis, Eileen & Ned Moriarty, William St.              10.30am

 

                Dan Mulvihill, Coolaclarig, 1st Anniversary / Anne McElligott, Convent St. /

 

Mary Dore nee McElligott, Woodford /

 

James & Josie Devane,

 

Denny Curtin, Coolaclarig /

 

Tommy Hannon, Courthouse Rd.              Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

15th

 

 

 

                  Frances Mulvihill, Clountubird House,

 

Joan O Connor Reahill, Caherciveen &

 

Nial Mulvihill, Derry & Deceased Family /

 

Bridget Enright, Ennismore          9.00am

 

                Eileen O Connor, Clieveragh, 1st Anniversary

 

/ Christy O Connor, Coolnalaught &

 

James Culhane & Pat Galvin, Moyvane /

 

Stuart, Justin & Damian Stack, William St. /

 

Christy Sommers & Deceased Family, Billerough                12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 8th  January Fr. Kennelly 0872931064   (emergencies only).

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Peter Doyle, Tanavalla. / Andy Hayes, Feale Drive / Rita Sibley nee Griffin, late of Convent St. & Lincoln, England.

 

FUNERALS Peter Doyle, arriving to the Church this Saturday after the Vigil Mass. Requiem Mass Sunday at 12noon.

 

Andy Hayes, arriving to the Church this Sunday evening. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.30am. 

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Nora & Ted O Shaughnessy, William St. & Kilmore West, Dublin / Teresa Enright, Coolnaleen / Agnes O Mahoney, Gortacrissane / Lil Flavin, Dirha & Bedford / Mairead O Connor, Ballygologue Rd.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CELEBRATING THE BAPTISMS OF 2016: As we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord this weekend, we welcome  all who were baptised here in 2016  to our Vigil Mass on this Saturday evening . A special New Year’s Blessing will be given to all our babies present. We thank our Baptism Team and those who provided the ‘cuppa’ …

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION NEEDS OF THE HOLY LAND: takes place this weekend after Holy Communion at all our masses. This collection provides assistance to those in need in the Holy Land and helps fund 36 Dispensaries, 21 Charitable Institutes, 120 Centres of Education and also housing projects for the deprived.

 

KERRY PRIESTS DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY begins on this Sunday afternoon and ends on Wednesday afternoon in Killarney. A very popular part of our Assembly is the Public Lecture which will take place on Tuesday night next (Jan. 10th) at 8.00 p.m. in the Gleneagle Ballroom. The lecture this year ill be given by Bishop Billy Crean, Bishop of Cloyne Diocese, Cork. Bishop Billy a native of Tralee and a former priest of this Diocese will reflect on the changing face of faith in the Ireland of today. All parishioners are welcome!

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 18th & 25th Jan. 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Stone upon stone: buildings in Ardfert district by Donal Stack, Thursday,19th Jan. 8.00pm to 10.00pm. Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Saturday, 28th Jan. 9.45 to 4.00pm Contact Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Resumes on this Tuesday 10th January at 2.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall. New members always welcome.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 10th of January 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.

 

DESIGNER MINDS will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. 1 hour of hands-on STEAM activities each week, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment.  Starts week of 23rd January. Visit www.designerminds.ie or call 087 631 0411"

 

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS wishes to thank most sincerely the people of Listowel for their most generous support at their Christmas Eve. & Christmas Day Church gate collection the amount raised was €5,476.29. 

 

ICON COURSE Carmelite Monastery, Delgany, Co Wicklow

 

Beginners welcome Tutor: Mihai Cucu For 1 week February 20th – 25th Details: email mihaicucu78@gmail.com

 

CHILDREN'S STORY TIME AT LISTOWEL LIBRARY

 

Saturday Jan 14th   at 2.30 PM Ages 1-6  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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,  January 19 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670. 

 

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN THE CARE SECTOR? Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in or around your area based on demand.  One day topic specific workshops also available.  For more info contact the training unit on 0579322920.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

  MOYVANE/ KNOCKANURE PARISH NEWSLETTER and Listowel News

 

 

 

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 31st December and Sunday 1st January

 

 

 

MOYVANE:               Sat      31st      7.30pm          Niall Morgan, Blackrock, Co. Dublin (1st Anni)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                    Sun      1st      10.00am          Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (1st Anni)

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                                   11.00am          Ben Mulvihill (Anni)

 

 

 

Image result for three wise men                                                                        Masses from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th January

 

 

 

                                         Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

                                         Thurs  5th       7.30pm          VIGIL:  Feast of the Epiphany

 

 

 

                                                                     Bridget O’Brien, Barragougeen (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                        Fri    6th   11.00am        John Gregg, Aughrim (Anni) & Deceased                                                                                                                               of the Gregg & Hanrahan Families

 

 

 

Sat      7th      7.30pm          Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East

 

 

 

                                                (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                        Sun      8th      11.00am          Mary Riordan, Athea & London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                                         Fri    6th    10.00am        Feast of the Epiphany – Holy Day

 

 

 

Catherine Fitzpatrick (nee Riordan), Askeaton (1st Anni) & Deceased of the Fitzpatrick, Riordan & Grogan Families

 

 

 

Sun      8th       10.00am          Michael & Teresa Bambury, Kilmorna

 

 

 

                                                (Anni)

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: will resume on Tues 10th Jan in Knockanure and Wed 11th Jan in Moyvane.

 

 

 

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PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Eileen O’Connor & Family, Kilbaha on the death of her mother Sheila Kerins whose funeral took place in Scartaglen. To the Keane Family, Clounbrane & the Fitzmaurice Family, Gurtdromasillihy on the death of their relative Nora Crane (nee Fitzmaurice) l/o Listowel & Moyvane, who died in Surrey, U.K.  Also to the relatives of Mary McKenna (nee Moore), l/o Glin Rd., whose funeral took place in Co. Down.  May Sheila, Nora & Mary Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

NANO NAGLE:  The excellent fund raising evening at Mairead’s on Dec 23rd to date has raised €2,000, with more money still coming in.  A final figure will be announced shortly.  Jimmy, committee, friends and helpers wish to express heartfelt thanks to one and all for such generous support.  Very many thanks to all involved.

 

 

 

BAPTISMS:  In 2016 there were 25 Baptisms in our Parish.  God’s continual blessings on all who were Baptised during the year.  May their families have great joy in the blessings & wonder their lovely babies bring to them.

 

 

 

CHURCH CRIBS:  Next week most people will be taking down decorations and Cribs.  However, we will be keeping them up for the full duration of the Christmas Season.  Enjoy them a little longer in both our Churches.

 

 

 

SVP SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  wish to sincerely thank all who generously supported their Christmas Church Gate Collection.  Your great generosity made a huge difference to many families here in our Parish.  Very many thanks.  If anyone wishes to contact the SVP in confidence may do so on 087/6805792.

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 5th Jan at 9pm. Come along and enjoy a great night of music and dance.  Refreshments served.  Adm free.  Contact Ann Flavin ( 086/3090948.

 

 

 

Active Retirement Day on Mon 9th Jan.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  Price €10.   ( 068/49799.  All welcome.

 

 

 

                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    ARTABAN

 

 

 

The Wise Man Artaban, in his pursuit of Jesus misses his three friends who set out before him.  Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar.  He misses the Christ too because his adventures lead him into strange encounters with dying beggars and frightened mothers to whom he gives two of his three jewels saved for Baby Jesus.  He returns to Jerusalem after a fruitless search in Egypt.  There after thirty-three ears he still diligently searches for Jesus.  This year it is Passover time.  Artaban, now a very old man, notes an unusual commotion and he enquiries about its cause.  People answer him, “We are going to the place called Golgotha, just outside the walls of the city, to see two robbers and a man named Jesus of Nazareth hanged on a cross.  The man Jesus calls himself the Son of God and Pilate has sent Him to be crucified because He says that He is the King of the Jews”.  Artaban knows instinctively that this is the King he has been searching for so he rushes to the scene.  On his way he meets a young girl being sold into slavery.  She sees his royal robes and falls at his feet pleading with him to rescue her.  His heart is moved and he gives away his last jewel for the ransom.  Just then darkness falls over the land, and the earth shakes and great stones fall into the streets.  One of them falls upon Artaban crushing his head.  As he lies dying in the arms of the girl he has just ransomed, he cries out weakly, “Three and thirty years I looked for thee, Lord, but I have never seen thy face nor ministered to thee!”  But then a voice comes from Heaven, strong, kind, and says, “In as much as you did it to one of the least of my sisters or brothers, you did it to Me”.  Artaban’s face grows calm and peaceful.  His long journey is ended.  He has found his King!  This story is powerful to reflect and act on as another New Year begins.  Artaban help us to follow your wise and Christian example of helping and serving others.                      

 

 

 

                                                                             LET IT GO……

 

 

 

http://0.tqn.com/y/webclipart/1/L/Y/R/ntitle4.gifAnother year is drawing to a close.  It is a time to forgive and forget, to put aside disappointment.  It is a time to remember happy days and unexpected kindness.  Perhaps, also a time for new resolutions, though most of us can find them difficult to keep.  In the words of Tennyson:

 

 

 

“Ring out the old, ring in the new;

 

 

 

Ring happy bells, across the snow;

 

 

 

The year is going, let him go;

 

 

 

Ring out the old, ring in the new”

 

 

 

Don’t be afraid to let the old year go – a fresh New Year is waiting.  May it hold great faith, health, happiness, love and friendship for each one of us.

 

 

 

      UPLIFTING

 

 

 

http://www.carizma.net/images/dir/christmas-nativity-sets-7.jpgOver the last few days your kind comments in praise of all our Church decorations both inside and outside, our lovely Cribs in Knockanure and Moyvane and all our Christmas Masses have been most uplifting and very much appreciated.  You are always so appreciative of our effort which makes it so easy for us to try new things.  Thank you so very much for giving me that freedom and so much encouragement.  Be assured that all the efforts of the Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Liturgy Group, Eucharistic Ministers, Ministers of the Word, Altar Servers, Collectors, Counters, Sacristans, Flowers Arrangers, Cleaners & Caretakers coupled with my own feeble efforts would count for nothing without your presence with us and your terrific support.  My sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have helped in any way during 2016 to make our Churches look so special in these magic days of Christmas.  May God bless and guide us as we continue to enjoy this Christmas Season.                                         NOTICES

 

 

 

PUBLIC TALK:  By Bishop Billy Crean on Tues 10th Jan @ 8pm in Gleneagle Ballroom, Killarney. Talk entitled - “From what wells do we drink now.”  Reflections on the changing patterns of faith and practice in Ireland today.

 

 

 

SAFE JOURNEY:  It was utterly delightful to see so many returning to their families from other Counties and Countries for Christmas.  Their presence with their families and with us in Church gave us all a great lift.  We wish them and all visitors a safe journey to their homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK DEC 31st –  8th January      

 

 Saturday

 

31st                        Peggy Harrington nee Lyons, Birmingham, & Ennismore, Recently Deceased /

 

Bridie Sayers, Greenville /

 

Carmel Walsh, Ballygologue Pk. / John Charlie O Sullivan, Killocrim / Peggy O Dell Moloney, Charles St. / Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

1st                                          Brendan Guiney, Charles Street /

 

Larry Senior & Dora Buckley, Tanavalla   9.00am

 

                Joan Walsh, The Square, Months Mind /

 

Joe Carroll, St. Brendan Tec. /

 

Tadgh Laide, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

John O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Micháel O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs     12.00pm

 

Mon 2nd                              Michael O Neill, Ballygologue Rd               10.30am

 

Tues 3rd                               Margaret & Richard Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. & Jacqueline Jennings nee Roche, London                 10.30am

 

Wed 4th                                                                               Dr. Joe Devine, Church St.            10.30am

 

Thurs 5th             Peg Kelly, Duagh              10.30am

 

                Paudie Horgan, Cherrytree Drive /

 

Billy & Rory O’Connell, Grogreen /

 

Teresa Bambury, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Maltida, Patrick & Johnny Kelly, Billerough           6.15pm

 

  Friday 6th                          People of the Parish       10.30am

 

                Johnny Bracken, Athlone & Caherciveen,

 

Recently Deceased         1.10pm

 

Saturday

 

7th   

 

                 Anne Maire O Sullivan, Lartigue Village & Charles Street, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Peter Murphy, Ennismore           10.30am

 

                Kathleen Dillon, Gortcreen, Months Mind /

 

John Michael Murphy, Church Street /

 

Tim Flaherty, Derry / Ned Moriarty, College Lawn / Dora & Larry Buckley, Tanavalla & Joe Carr Ballbriggan, Dublin / Baby Mark Grace, Kenny Heights / George McEneaney, Gortacrissane   Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

8th

 

 

 

                  People of the Parish     9.00am

 

                Christy Sommers & Deceased Family, Billerough / Bridie Cronin, Ballinruddery /

 

Christy O Connor, Coolnalaught &

 

James Culhane & Pat Galvin, Moyvane /

 

Tom & Eileen O Halloran, Bridge Road     12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 1st January Fr. Spring  0872935969   (emergencies only).

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Christmas Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

RECENT DEATHS: Eamonn Roche, O’Connell’s Ave who died in Swansea this past week.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: John, Eileen, Bert & Jimmy Griffin, Patsy Breen, Joan Sharry, Bridge Rd & William Bartishell, Market St.  / Bridie Sayers, Greenville / Tom & Eileen O Halloran, Bridge Rd. / Elizabeth O Connor & Deborah Canty / Anna Mai O’Connor, Tullamore, Delia Barry (nee Bunyan) Greenville.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTIONS 2017: As you are aware the Diocese has 13 Diocesan Collections this year, whereby the Diocese has a acquired a public permit from the Garda. The List for 2017 is up on the Notice Board at the back of the Church as you enter. While these Collection takes place within the church immediately after Holy Communion on these dates, generally no other collection has permission outside the gates on these dates. Usually it is about one collection per month.

 

JANUARY DIOCESAN COLLECTION: FOR NEEDS OF THE HOLY LAND: takes place next weekend 7th & 8th January. This collection provides assistance to those in need in the Holy Land and helps fund 36 Dispensaries, 21 Charitable Institutes, 120 Centres of Education and also housing projects for the deprived.

 

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

 

CELEBRATING THE BAPTISMS OF 2016: As we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord next weekend, we invite all who were baptised here at St. Mary’s Church in 2016  to join us for our Vigil Mass on Saturday night next (Jan. 7th 2017) at 6.15 p.m.. A special New Year’s Blessing will be given to all our babies present. Our Parish Baptism Teams will be present. So we invite all parents, babies, god parents, or any others who were baptised throughout the past calendar year of 2016.  Sit anywhere in the centre pews of the church. There will be a ‘cuppa’ in the Parish Meeting Room after Mass.

 

VOCATIONS “Every individual person has a vocation, their calling in life. Every person’s life is unique, irreplaceable and precious. Priesthood, the ordained ministry, is one vocation and a vital one for the church communities, for our parishes, our Diocese, and our world.” +Ray Browne. Bishop of Kerry.

 

If you feel called to be a Priest in the Diocese of Kerry contact Fr. Michael Moynihan, Vocations Director, 087 6551902 or email glengarriff@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE REOPENS ON WEDNESDAY:

 

          morning next , January 4th at 10.00 a.m.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 10th of January 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.

 

 

 

Just a Thought

 

Having begun a New Year, for many it is a time to make new year resolutions and reflect a little on our lives. Give time to the lonely and elderly … Seek out a forgotten friend   … Share some treasure .. Give a soft answer .. Encourage youth … Apologise if you were wrong .. Try to understand  .. Be kind  .. Be gentle  … Laugh a little .. Laugh a little more … Express gratitude… Pray .. Go to Mass .. Mend a quarrel.. Welcome the stranger .. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth .. Thus may our celebration of our Mass be a real expression of Christian community living. Speak your love .. speak it again  And allow the Child King to fill your heart with Christmas joy throughout 2017.

 

 

 

Bliain nua Faoi Shéan is Faoi Mhaoise Díbh go léir.

 

 

 

Wishing you All

 

a Happy, Holy & Peaceful 2017

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE Knockanure and Listowel PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

 

   MOYVANE Knockanure 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  

 

 

 

                                          JESUS

 

 

 

The Christmas Day issue of our Parish Newsletter is always special.  In the run-up to this great day, I have given some thought as to what to put on this page.  God the Father smiled down on me and had a few words with me.  “Well, Kev, as you know I created the Heavens and the Earth and everything in them.  I created them through the use of words – for words of course are power.  Let it be done, I proclaimed and it was done.  Everything I made was good”.  With a loving smile God the Father continued “I was especially proud and loving of man and woman because I breathed into them part of myself.  My Spirit”.   God the Father was now sad and that lovely smile had vanished.  “Kevin, the devil was jealous and angry and what I was doing.  One day when I was enjoying man and woman, the devil casually happened to pass by.  He came towards Me and asked Me what I liked so much about everything I had created.  Now as soon as I opened my mouth to speak the devil craftily put a bond upon my tongue so that I could not speak.  Now since creative power was in My words, the devil had bound that power.  The devil laughed at Me and had his way with man and woman.  He mocked Me and made fun of My helplessness.  I responded to all of this by holding up one finger”.  “One”, asked the devil.  “Are you trying to tell me that you want to say just one word? Is that it?”  God the Father nodded in total agreement.  The devil laughed again and thought, well, He won’t be able to do much with one word, so he removed the bond from God the Father’s tongue.  God the Father continued, “It was a word that gathered up all the love, forgiveness and creativity I had been storing up in My heart during the time of silence, the Word is ‘JESUS’”.  We celebrate the birth of that great Word today - Jesus.  That Word means everything to those who believe.  Can you say that Word today and feel the love, power and protection that JESUS brings?  You will be made most welcome at our Christmas Masses.  A happy and grace filled Christmas to you all.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

MESSAGE FROM CHAIRPERSON OF THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

 

 

 

At this very special and holy time for us all, I would like to thank all those in the Parish who contribute to the life and spirit of our Parish community. We are very fortunate in Moyvane and Knockanure to have so many Parishioners who actively and willingly give of their time, ideas and resources to assist Fr Kevin, the PPC and Liturgy Group in maintaining and developing such a spiritually active Parish. The PPC has been actively engaged with the other Parishes in the Pastoral Area, in what has been a challenging year due to the changes that have occurred and we will continue this engagement into the New Year with a view to enhancing and developing the spiritual life of our Parish community and Pastoral Area.  Within the Parish, our worship and celebrations have been enriched by the enthusiasm and efforts of our Parish Priest, Fr. Kevin and on behalf of us all I would like to thank him for his devotion to the Parish and ask that we always keep in him in our prayers. Finally, on behalf of the PPC I would like to wish you all a very joyful, peaceful and Holy Christmas and every blessing for 2017.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                           Amanda Coulson.

 

 

 

    NOTICES

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Morning Fitness Class commences on Thurs 12th Jan @ 9.30am.  All welcome.  Fun fitness for all levels.  Contact Maggie Large on 087/9866533.

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS & WELL DONE:  To Moyvane Badminton Club on receiving the Award of Badminton Club of the year 2016.  It is a wonderful honour for the Club and indeed the Parish.  Well done to all involved.  Also well done to Scoil Chorp Chríost and Murhur N.S on their great Christmas Concerts and Nativity

 

 

 

MÍLE BUÍOCHS

 

 

 

To all in Moyvane, Knockanure, our Pastoral Area and beyond who attend our celebrations here in the Parish on a regular basis.  I wish to express my heartfelt thanks for your great witness you give to your faith and your tremendous generosity and support.  Very many thanks to all involved in Parish Ministries and to all who help in our Churches in anyway.  May your Christmas be filled with the Peace and Joy of Jesus and His life giving Gospel.                 Happy Christmas to one and all.                                                                   Fr. Kevin.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MOYVANE:               Sat      24th      6.00pm          CHRISTMAS EVE – Children’s Mass – All welcome.

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                                            7.30pm          CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL 

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                                   9.00pm          MIDNIGHT MASS

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      25th    10.00am          CHRISTMAS DAY

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                      11.00am          CHRISTMAS DAY

 

 

 

Image result for nativity scene                                                Masses from Monday 26th December to Sunday 1st January

 

 

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

                           Mon      26th     7.30pm          ST STEPHEN’S DAY - Ned & Maureen Sheehy,

 

 

 

Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Tues     27th   11.00am          Des Morgan & Family, Blackrock, Co. Dublin –

 

 

 

Christmas Blessings

 

 

 

                                                Thurs  29th     7.30pm         Patrick Curtin, Aughrim (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Fri       30th    7.30pm          John Dore, Woodgrove (Anni) & Deceased Members

 

 

 

                                                                                                of the Dore Family

 

 

 

                                                Sat      31st      7.30pm      NEW YEAR’S EVE – Niall Morgan, Dublin (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Sun      1st      11.00am          NEW YEAR’S DAY – Ben Mulvihill (Anni)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                                Sun      1st       10.00am          NEW YEAR’S DAY – Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney,

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    Kilmorna (1st Anni)

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY FOR CHRISTMAS DAY:  Canon Declan O’Connor ( 087/0908949. Emergencies only.

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: will cease in both Churches over the Christmas Season and will resume on Tuesday 10th January in Knockanure and Wednesday 11th January in Moyvane.

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To William Hudson & Family, Kilbaha on the death of his sister Breda Meehan, Kilmaley, Co. Clare.  To Gerard & Tony Buckley, Knockanure on the death of their brother Neelie Buckley, Knockanure & London.  To neighbours & friends of Sr. Dympna Mulvihill, Moyvane & Cork.  To the Corridan Family, Murhur on the death of their aunt Mary’s husband John Dillon, Duagh & Kanturk.  May they rest gently.

 

 

 

AGENTS OF THE LORD

 

 

 

A very kind, sensitive and supportive parishioner introduced me to the film Evan Almighty.  It’s is perfect for a family evening over Christmas, to warm your hearts and reaffirm your ideals.  The hero is an ambitious young congressman who is persuaded to pray for help with his mission to ‘change the world’.  God responds.  He tells him to build an Ark and then provides the materials to make it along with the pairs of animals to fill it up.  The messengers of God embodied the one who could not be embodied, spoke for the one who had no physical voice and brought help from the one who had no hands.  As often as not, he or she looked just like a human being, even maybe, just like Morgan Freeman from the above film.  We rarely now speak of providence, but we still talk about angels.  We know precisely what “you’re an angel” means.  An angel turns up unexpected and unasked at just the right moment and knows exactly what help is needed.  I still bless the memory of Mike, for example, all six feet of him, who appeared from nowhere to rescue me when my car broke down in Manchester.  Without money or a phone, I was totally frightened.  It happened back in the mid 80’s when I was on Vocation work while based in Liverpool.  Did Mike, I wonder, think of himself as an answer to a prayer?  The providence of God is mediated through his creatures and so “In the sixth month the Angel Gabriel was sent from God”.  His message was that the gap between God and His creation was to be closed in a way more intimate than could ever have been imagined.  Emmanuel means ‘God is with us – the word made flesh’.  These lovely days of Christmas let all of us make an extra special effort in having meaningful encounters with Jesus. We are all agents of the Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

   S T. M A R Y’ S   C H U R C H   L I S T O W E L CHRISTMAS 2016

 

 

 

MASSES

 

Saturday

 

Christmas Eve    Maurice & Mary O Connell &  Sr. De Lourdes, Grogreen /

 

Michael & Pauline Kennedy, Limerick /

 

Daniel & Elizabeth Kearney, Moyvane &

 

William,  Ellen, Mairead & Anne Walsh, Pollough & Hannah Mulvihill, Bedford / Sr. Maura Carmody, Patrick St

 

Michael McDonnell, Co Clare & London &

 

Katie O Brien, London /  John Mulvihill, Coolaclarig /

 

Margaret Carmody, Knockroe Drive /

 

Ned, Paddy & John Fealy, Ennismore &

 

Joan, Hannah & Dan Walsh, Craughatoosane / Laurence, Ellen & Maurice Collins Kilmorna & Michael, Mary, Michael Gerard & Eamon O Connor, Patrick Street /

 

Kathleen & Michael Browne, Co Waterford /

 

Robert & Catherine Stack, Moyvane &Maureen Stack & Sr. Julianna Culhane / Pat & Catherine Browne, Dromin Rd. &

 

Dan Browne, Church St./ Josie Doyle & Bridie Hassett, Bridge Rd. Deceased Members of the Lucy, Buckley & Jordan Families, Kilkenny, Charles St. & Finuge / Deceased members of the Corridan, Fitzgerald & Moriarty Families / Anne Walsh nee Lynch & John Lynch O’Connell’s Ave.                Vigil 6.15pm

 

                 Christmas Night Mass of the Nativity       9.00pm

 

 

 

Sunday

 

Christmas

 

Day        Charlie Chute, Greenville / Jim & Anne O’Sullivan, Charles St / Patrick, Kathleen & Patsy Stack, Nell & Jack O’Connell, Denis Kelly, Bill O Sullivan, Tade Foley & deceased members of the stack, Foley & Buckley Families Gurtcreen              9.00am

 

                People of the Parish         12.00pm

 

Monday 26th     Cathy & Jack Quilter, Kilflynn /

 

Bernadette Stokes & Deceased Family Members              10.30am

 

Tuesday 27th     Bill O Sullivan & Deceased members of the O’Sullivan & Browne Families, Coilbee / Special Intention /

 

Deceased Members of the Sweeney Family, Convent St.              10.30am

 

Wednesday 28th              Jackie Reidy, O’Connell’s Ave. 1st Anniversary /

 

Michael O Connor, Springmount, Duagh /

 

Molly Nolan, Aviation Drive         10.30am

 

Thursday 29th   Edel O Halloran, Church Street   10.30am

 

Friday 30th          Pat & Kitt Dowling, Bridge Road                 10.30am

 

Saturday 31st     Nora Leahy, Ballygologue, Months Mind               10.30am

 

                Peggy Harrington nee Lyons, Birmingham, & Ennismore, Recently Deceased / Bridie Sayers, Greenville /

 

Carmel Walsh, Ballygologue Pk. / John Charlie O Sullivan, Killocrim / Peggy O Dell Moloney, Charles St. / Vigil

 

6.15pm.

 

Sunday

 

1st January         Brendan Guiney, Charles Street /

 

Larry Senior & Dora Buckley, Tanavalla   9.00am

 

                Joe Carroll, St. Brendan Tec. / Tadgh Laide, Ballygologue Pk. / John O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

Micháel O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs     12.00pm

 

 

 

THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST 25TH DEC.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS William Gorman, Knockane. / Eamon Browne, Coolagown & Dublin. / Nora Crane nee Fitzmaurice, England & Ennismore. / Sheila O Doherty nee Sheahan, Milltown & William St.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Bridie Hannon, St. Brendan’s Tec., Ciss & John Hannon, Convent St. / Sr. Joan Harnett, Presentations Convent Killarney / Nora Naughton, Knockaclare, Lyreacrompane / Pat & Catherine Browne, Dromin Rd. / Deceased Members  of the Shine Family, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Thank You –  ‘Míle Buíochas’

 

As we celebrate Christmas and bring 2016 to a close, I feel that I’m very privileged and it is my honour to work with you as your Parish Priest here in Listowel. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you the Parishioners, Fr. Martin Hegarty, Fr. Sean O Sheehy and Rev. Sean Jones (Deacon) sincerely for the support that you have given to the Parish and to me personally throughout the past year. It takes a lot of people to make a Parish active and to keep it going in these difficult and challenging times. In particular in recent times with the added duties of Duagh & Lyre Parish.  It could not happen only that we are blessed with good staff, Denise (Parish Secretary) and Catherine & Helen (Sacristans) and a lot of volunteers who are dedicated to our Parish. Many of you work behind the scenes and you might feel your work sometimes goes unnoticed but each person in their own right plays their part and each does it so well.

 

 

 

I thank the Parish Finance Council who keeps an eye on the Parish Finances. I thank the Parish Pastoral Council and the Safeguarding Children Committee for their support and guidance. Thanks to the Parish Liturgy Group who co-ordinate the various ministries and liturgies. The Eucharistic Ministers, the Lectors / Readers, the Collectors, the Counters who count the offerings weekend after weekend, the Parish Choir, the Parish Folk Group, the members, directors and musicians. This year we formed a new Baptism Team who have been fantastic. We are blessed to have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament weekly in our Parish. Thank you all who make it possible. We have the St. Pio Prayer Group who run their monthly meeting - and I’m not forgetting my Altar Servers, their parents and teachers for their support. You all do a great job and your help is much appreciated. To those who clean the church - not alone is this done for Christmas, but it is done quietly all year around. Those who donate flowers and look after both inside and outside the church and Presbytery grounds throughout the year. So many visitors remark on how well each place looks. This is a tribute to you, so take a bow. To those of you who put up the Crib and those who are available at a moments call to do the various maintenance jobs throughout the year.

 

 

 

We are dependant on each other for friendship, support and finance. Thank you for your generosity and kindness to your Parish and to me personally right throughout the year.  I pray that God will bless and reward you and your family with all his gifts this Christmas and throughout the new year of 2017.

 

God Bless                                                     Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P.

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING: Many thanks for your generous Christmas Offerings already received. Should you not have an envelope, there may be some at the back of the church or use any envelope. Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

 

 

May the peace of Christ be with you and may you enjoy

 

a very Happy & Holy Christmas

 

Nollaig Faoi Shéan is Faoi Mhaise Díbh go léir

 

 

 

 

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  

 

 

 

                        OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                      Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December

 

 

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat      17th      7.30pm          Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      18th     10.00am          Kathleen Buckley, Banaraha, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                      11.00am          Connie Shine, The Village (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 19th to Sunday 25th December

 

 

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                Members of the Buckley Family

 

 

 

                                                Wed    21st      7.30pm          Remembrance Mass

 

 

 

Fri       23rd      7.30pm          Jack O’Brien, The Village (Anni) & his loving wife Emma

 

 

 

                                                Sat      24th      6.00pm          CHRISTMAS EVE Children’s Mass. All welcome.

 

 

 

                                                                        9.00pm          MIDNIGHT MASS

 

 

 

                                                Sun      25th     11.00am          CHRISTMAS DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                                Thurs  22nd     7.30pm          Hannie & Ned Quinn, Beenanaspug, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                                                & Deceased Members of the Quinn & Reidy Families

 

 

 

                                                Sat      24th      7.30pm          CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL MASS

 

 

 

                                                Sun     25th     10.00am          CHRISTMAS DAY

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: will cease in both Churches over the Christmas Season and will resume on Tuesday 10th January in Knockanure and Wednesday 11th January in Moyvane.

 

 

 

 

 

SAMARITANS:  Church Gate Collection will take place on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DUES:  Will be taken up as a second collection this weekend.   I really value and deeply appreciate your great generosity.

 

 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Bridie Shine & Family, Knockanure Rd., & the Sheehan Family, Kilbaha on the death of Bridie’s brother Jack Conroy, Dublin whose funeral took place recently.  May Jack Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE/CONFESSIONS: will take place on Mon (Dec. 19th) at 8p.m. at

 

 

 

St. Marys Church, Listowel.  It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with 11 priests in the Pastoral Area present.

 

 

 

GIVE IT TO GOD……

 

 

 

The sensitive author Elizabeth Elliot has insight about problems both large and small.  She writes the following……..“If the only thing you have to offer is a broken heart, you offer a broken heart…… Simply give it to Jesus as the little boy gave the five loaves and two fish – with the same feeling of the disciples when they said, “What is the good of that for such a crowd?”  In almost anything I offer to Jesus, my reaction would be “what is the good of that?”  The use He makes of it is none of my business – it is His Business, it is His Blessing.  Whatever it is, at that moment is God’s means of testing my faith and bringing me to recognition of who He is – that is the thing I can offer”.  Give it to God….. He is in charge.  Come Lord Jesus, come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE BOARD

 

 

 

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NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER:  The customary and ever popular evening of music, song & poetry will take place in Mairead’s Bar this Fri 23rd.  Great variety of local talent will be there.   Your support would be deeply appreciated by all in Nano Nagle and particularly by excellent organiser Jimmy Collins.  All welcome.

 

 

 

ST. JOSEPH – A STORY WITHOUT WORDS

 

 

 

Image result for st josephJoseph does not figure prominently in the Scriptures or in the Liturgy.  Yet popular devotion has appreciated his role in the events surrounding the birth of Jesus.  He is asked to recognise the Child as his own and so guarantee its legal status.  His acceptance of his role and Mary’s similar acceptance of hers is a model for Christian discipleship.  An Italian artist carved a statue of St. Joseph in wood.  He showed him holding in his hands the Basilica of St. Peter.  Thus he brings visibly before us the mission of St. Joseph as patron of the universal Church.  It is fitting that he be guardian of the universal family, who had the care of Jesus and His mother.  His is a story without words, yet eloquent with so many qualities.  His life was a meeting place of faith, love and obedience.  He bowed in unquestioning faith before the mystery of the Incarnation.  His obedience to directives he received was instant.  His status was acknowledged by an angel “Rise, take the Child and His mother”.   His position in the family was recognised by Mary when she said to Jesus who had been lost for three days, “Your father and I have been looking for you anxiously”.  St. Bernardine of Siena helps our appreciation of St. Joseph.  “Whenever divine grace selects someone to receive a particular grace, all the gifts for his state are given to that person to enrich him abundantly…. Thus is true of St. Joseph who was chosen to be the guardian of the most precious treasures of God, His loving Son Jesus.  It is beyond doubt that Jesus did not deny to Joseph in heaven that intimacy, respect and high honour which he showed him as to a father during his own human life”.  Our fourth and final Sunday of Advent 2016 let us be assured of the prayers and blessings that are available to us through the power of St. Joseph’s intercession.  St. Teresa of Avila said “I do not remember that I ever asked anything of St. Joseph which he failed to grant”.  St. Joseph bless and guide us in God’s way this final week of preparation.

 

 

 

WATCH YOURSELF THIS WEEK!  AND THINK OF THE OYSTER

 

 

 

This coming week can be very stressful for so many heading towards next Sunday 25th, Christmas Day.  There is a strong possibility that many small things wear us down.  It’s not the crises of life that gets to us but the little things that annoy and get us into bad moods.  The story of the oyster helps me.  I hope it helps you too.

 

 

 

“There once was an Oyster whose story I tell,

 

 

 

who found that some sand had got under his shell;

 

 

 

It was only a grain, but gave him much pain,

 

 

 

for Oysters have feelings although they’re so plain.

 

 

 

Now, did he berate the harsh working of fate,

 

 

 

which had led him to such a deplorable state?

 

 

 

Did he curse the Government, and call for an election

 

 

 

claiming they and the sea should have given better protection?

 

 

 

No; as he lay on the shelf, he said to himself:

 

 

 

“If I cannot remove it, I’ll try to improve it”.

 

 

 

So the years rolled on as years always do,

 

 

 

and he came to his ultimate destiny – stew!

 

 

 

And the small grain of sand which had bothered him so

 

 

 

was a beautiful pearl, all richly a glow.

 

 

 

Now the tale has a moral- for isn’t it grand, What an Oyster can do with a morsel of sand?

 

 

 

What couldn’t we do if we’d only begin, With all the people and things that get under our skin.

 

 

 

Be kind to self this week in the run up to Christmas.

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

 

 

 MASSES THIS WEEK 17th    25th December     

 

 Saturday

 

17th                       Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Church St. /

 

William & Hannah Crockery, Lixnaw &

 

John Joe Foley, Killarney /

 

Peter Junior McCarthy, London & Tanavalla / Andy Sayers, Cahirdown /

 

Breda Walsh, Finuge /

 

Eily & Denis Long, Knocknagoshel &

 

Daniel, Thady, Masie & Eileen McCarthy Duagh Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

18th                                       Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd / Paddy Healy, Willow Place    9.00am

 

                Edmund Murphy, Behins /

 

Tom Keane, Derry           12.00pm

 

Mon 19th                            Buddy Dalton, Charles Street /

 

Maureen & John Joy, Ballygologue Road &

 

Deceased Members of the Joy & O’Connell Families       10.30am

 

Tues 20th                            Jack & Mamie O’Connor & Angela Caslin               10.30am

 

Wed 21st                                                                             Dan Browne, Ballygologue Park 10.30am

 

Thurs 22nd          James, Nora & Colin Hickey, Convent View /

 

Catherine (Kitty) Hastings, Lyreacrompane Birthday Remembrance         10.30am

 

  Friday 23rd                       Sean Curtin, 1st Anniversary & Hannah Curtin & Deceased Family, St. Brendan’s Tec.                 10.30am

 

 

 

Saturday

 

24th 

 

Christmas

 

Eve.

 

  Saturday

 

24th 

 

  Christmas

 

       Eve                                                  Helen Enright, Billerough, Months Mind /

 

Joan & Tom Keating, Dirha Cottages & Teresa Healy, Ballyhalla, Richard O’Connell, St. Brendan’s Tec., Joanne Fitzgerald, London & Dell & Sheila Painter, London           10.30am

 

                Maurice & Mary O Connell &

 

Sr. De Lourdes, Grogreen /

 

Michael & Pauline Kennedy, Limerick /

 

Daniel & Elizabeth Kearney, Moyvane &

 

William,  Ellen, Mairead & Anne Walsh, Pollough & Hannah Mulvihill, Bedford /

 

Michael McDonnell, Co Clare & London &

 

Katie O Brien, London /

 

Margaret Carmody, Knockroe Drive /

 

John Mulvihill, Coolaclarig /

 

Ned, Paddy & John Fealy, Ennismore &

 

Joan, Hannah & Dan Walsh, Craughatoosane / Laurence, Ellen & Maurice Collins Kilmorna & Michael, Mary, Michael Gerard & Eamon O Connor, Patrick Street /

 

Sr. Maura Carmody, Patrick Street  /

 

Kathleen & Michael Browne, Co Waterford / Robert & Catherine Stack, Moyvane &

 

Maureen Stack & Sr. Julianna Culhane   

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

                Mass of the Nativity       9.00pm.

 

 Sunday

 

25th

 

 Christmas

 

Day       Charlie Chute, Greenville /

 

Jim & Anne O’Sullivan, Charles Street /

 

Patrick, Kathleen & Patsy Stack, Nell & Jack O’Connell, Denis Kelly, Bill O Sullivan, Tade Foley & Family Gurtcreen                9.00am

 

                 People of the Parish      12.00pm

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 18th      December Fr. Brick 0879473317    (emergencies only).

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Caroline Enright nee Leahy, Feale Drive. / John Moran, Slough, England.  / Peggy Harrington nee Lyons, Bermingham, late of Ennismore.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Jack Danaher, Cahirdown / Thomas & Catherine Mulvihill, William St. / Kathleen Griffin, Coolagown / Jack & Margaret Whelan, Market St. 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS A Celebration of Christmas.  Here in our beautiful Church performed by our Parish Choir on this Sunday evening  18th December at 7pm. No admission everybody welcome. Also if you cannot make it you can also tune in on the web www.listowelparish.com live stream.

 

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE OF MASSES & SERVICES:

 

We invite you to pick up a copy of our Christmas Mass schedule & Services at the back of the church this weekend. It contains all the times of Christmas masses, Carol Services, Confessions etc for Christmas. Please take one!

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: this Monday (Dec. 19th)  at 8.00 p.m. at St. Marys Church. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with the priests of the Pastoral Area present. We appeal to as many people as possible to avail of this opportunity for their Christmas Confessions on Monday.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

 

Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve Vigil)

 

at 6.00pm with our  Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

 

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

 

Sunday, December 25th Christmas Day

 

at  9.00am (with our Parish Folk Group)  and

 

 Mass at 12.00pm. (with our  Parish Choir)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS: From 1.00 p.m. Friday, December 23rd 2016 to 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 4th  2017 Usual daily masses (Monday to Saturday ) at 10.30 a.m. during the Christmas Season.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERING / DUES 2016

 

Your Christmas Offering / Dues which support your priests can be handed in over Christmas period. To facilitate the collecting of the Christmas Offering / Dues  as it is done now throughout the Diocese, the Baskets will be passed around immediately after Holy Communion at each mass on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. The envelope is in your Envelope Box or use the loose envelopes at back or church or any envelope. Any offering is much appreciated and we thank those of you who have already done so.  Thank you for your continuing support and generosity.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

KERRY SAMARITANS As Christmas approaches it is time one again for the Kerry Samaritan to ask for help from the parishioners in order to allow us to continue our vital work in the community. Our Church gate collection will be taking place on Christmas Eve. and Christmas Day across Kerry.  With the hard economic situation faced by the whole county it is vital that we are able to continue to provide help and emotional support to our callers and the community. This work would not be possible without the generous help and support of the people of Kerry.

 

DON’T BE LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year from 10 am to 10 pm. 

 

So let us put the companionship into Christmas this year.  LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents.  All calls completely confidential.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL LISTOWEL wishes to thank everyone who contribute to their recent annual church gate collection. The amount raised was €4,988.40.

 

 

 

MOYVANE  KNOCKANURE 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  

 

 

 

                        OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          10th          7.30pm                Maurice & Joe O’Connell & the Deceased Members

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                of the O’Connell Family, Tarbert

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                                Sun        11th         10.00am               P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 12th to Sunday 18th December

 

 

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

                                                                Mon      12th          7.30pm                Tom Mulvihill, Aughrim & Woodgrove (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                & his loving mother Catherine

 

 

 

                                                                Wed      14th          7.30pm                Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan, Lr. Aughrim

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                & the Deceased Members of the Hanrahan Family

 

 

 

                                                                Sat          17th          7.30pm                Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                Sun        18th         11.00am               Connie Shine, The Village (Anni)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                                                Mon      12th         12noon                 Christmas Mass for Active Retirement Group in

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                Knockanure Community Centre.

 

 

 

                                                                Tues      13th          7.30pm                Betty Neaumann (Anni) & loving parents

 

 

 

John & Peggy McElligott, Knockanure

 

 

 

                                                                Thurs     15th          7.30pm                Michael O’Connor, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                Fri           16th          7.30pm                Tommy Stack, Keylod (Months Mind)

 

 

 

                                                                Sun        18th         10.00am               Kathleen Buckley, Banaraha, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DUES:  Will be taken up as a second collection on 17th & 18th for your Christmas Offerings.

 

 

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:  Church gate collection this weekend 10th/11th.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Margaret, John & The Carmody Family, Knockanure on the death of their cousin John McMahon, Swindon, UK &  l/o Knockanure & Upper Athea whose funeral took place in Swindon during the week.    To John Joy & Family, Stacks Butchers, on the death of his aunt Anne Kissane, Lacca West, Lisselton whose funeral took place on Friday. And prayers requested for Margaret Roff, USA, a sister in low to Ollie Leahy, l/o Knockanure & Croydon, Surrey.  May John, Anne & Margaret Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

A SPECIAL MONTHS MIND MASS:  Will be celebrated this coming Friday evening (16th Dec) in Knockanure Church at 7.30pm for young Tommy Stack, Keylod.  Your prayerful support is deeply appreciated by Tommy’s loving family.  Tommy blessed and enriched so many in his all too short life.  He is still blessing and helping us.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS:  St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Mon 19th starting at 7.30pm.  More info next

 

 

 

week.

 

 

 

MURHUR N. S. CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  Marian Hall on Fri 16th Dec at 8.00pm.  Great prizes on the night including a 'Weekend Away', an IPad Air 2 and a Hamper.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.

 

 

 

CONCERN: Tarbert Comprehensive School have been in touch to thank all who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection for Concern.  You contributed €490.  Very many thanks to all & especially those who

 

 

 

helped with the collection.

 

 

 

MASSES FROM CHRISTMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR

 

 

 

CHIRSTMAS EVE

 

 

 

MOYVANE                          6.00pm                 Family Mass especially for our youngest Parishioners

 

 

 

                                                                                    All ages welcome

 

 

 

                                              

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE                   7.30PM                 Christmas Eve – Vigil Mass with Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE                          9.00pm                 “Midnight Mass” with Choir

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE                   10.00am                             

 

 

 

MOYVANE                          11.00am                                            

 

 

 

ST STEPHTENS DAY         7.30pm                                 Moyvane

 

 

 

Tue 27th                                 11.00am                              Moyvane

 

 

 

Thur  29th                             7.30pm                                 Moyvane

 

 

 

Fri 30th                                   7.30pm                                 Moyvane

 

 

 

Sat 31st                                  7.30pm                                 Moyvane

 

 

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY             10.00am                               Knockanure

 

 

 

                                                11.00am                               Moyvane

 

 

 

NOTICE BOARD

 

 

 

THANK YOU:  A big thank you to the Knockanure ladies who participated in knitting squares for the blankets being sent to Gaza from the Diocese of Kerry.

 

 

 

DON’T BE LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS:  Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year from 10am to 10pm.  We are here to take your call if you are on your own feeling isolated, worried or would like someone to talk to.  Senior Help Line volunteers are trained older people who understand the ups and downs of life, and are happy to listen, to keep company and to support. So let us put the companionship into Christmas this year. LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents.  All calls completely confidential.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER & PARTY:  The annual Christmas Dinner & Party for the Active Retired on Mon 12th Dec beginning with Mass at 12noon. Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  Anyone interested in attending ( 49799 before 10am this Monday.  Well done to the very active Committee who put great effort and energy into organising this great celebration each Christmas.

 

 

 

LIGHTS & SANTA:  The Christmas tree lights will be switched on in Moyvane after the Vigil Mass this Sat evening 10th Dec.  Santa will be in attendance.  Please God the weather will be kind to us as we light up Moyvane. The street lights were switched on as per usual on Dec 8th by Bobby.

 

 

 

GAUDETE SUNDAY – JOYFUL SUNDAY

 

 

 

We light a different colour candle on our Advent wreath this week celebrating Joyful Sunday.  A lot of people confuse joy with pleasure, but there is a world of difference between them.  Unless you know this difference, you have not yet begun to live.  People who have tasted real joy are suspicious of pleasure, because pleasure sometimes can be the death of joy.  Joy consists in having a love affair with life.  It is having a heart aglow with warmth for all your companions on the road of life.  It is a blend of laughter and tears.  It is knowing how to share with other people.  It is looking for the happiness that comes in small packages knowing that big packages are few and far between.  It is making the most of the present, enjoying what is at hand RIGHT now.  Joy is love bubbling over into life and surprisingly it can coexist with pain.  Joy is the flag you fly when Christ, the Prince of Peace is in residence within your heart.  This special Sunday – “GAUDETE SUNDAY” be joyful.

 

 

 

CALLED TO BE MESSENGERS…….

 

 

 

When the late St. Pope John Paul II came to Galway way back in 1979 the lovely words from the Prophet Isaiah were quoted just before he touched down on Galway soil “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of im who brings good news, who heralds peace, brings happiness and tells Zion:  “Your God reigns…..”  We are called to be messengers of ‘Good News’.  Are you faithful to this calling?

 

 

 

                 Boro Extras

 

 

 

Sunday 11th December, 2016.

 

 

 

A CHRISTMAS CONCERT: presented by the Kerry Coral Union will be held in

 

 

 

St. Bridgid’s Church Duagh on Fri 16th Dec at 8:00pm.  Tickets €10 in aid of Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex available from 087-6725979. 

 

 

 

ONE MUST BEAR HARDSHIP IN ORDER TO RIPEN

 

 

 

Vincent Van Gogh was only 37 when he died.  The following day, eight of his friends came and decked the small room where his coffin lay with some of his paintings.  It was only then they realised how beautiful they were.   Vincent had a very difficult life.  He knew loneliness, poverty and mental illness with very few friends to support him.  Now that he was dead as often happens everybody was full of praise for his talents. He once said “I THINK THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT LOSE COURAGE AND WHO DO NOT BECOME INDIFFERENT RIPEN THROUGH IT.   ONE MUST BEAR HARDSHIP IN ORDER TO RIPEN.  MOST PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME CONSIDER ME A FAILURE.  STILL, LIFE IS ONLY A KIND OF SOWING, THE HARVEST IS NOT HERE”.  Today his canvasses are almost beyond price.  Yet only one was sold while he was still alive.  It was sold for few hundred francs.  Vincent certainly did not reap an earthly harvest, but he lovingly showed us how to allow the Lord to gift and bless us in spite of our moods and sickness.  Week three of Advent can make us more patient with our weaknesses and contradictions.  Bless us Lord Jesus as we wait and prepare for Christmas.

 

 

 

WARM HANDS ON THE DOUBLE:

 

 

 

A young Mum was cleaning out the pockets of her six year old’s coat.  She was very surprised when she found a pair of gloves in each pocket.  Thinking that one pair must not be enough to keep her hands warm, Mum asked her why she was carrying two pairs of gloves in her coat.  She replied, “I’ve been doing that for a long time Mum.  You see some girls come to school without gloves and if I carry another pair I can share with them and then their hands won’t get cold”.  Now can’t Mum and indeed all of us be proud of such a six-year-old.  Our youth in the Parish are great.  They will bring us a lot of joy this third Sunday of Advent.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS:

 

 

 

                OPEN                                                                                                    CLOSED

 

 

 

Monday 19th Dec                              10am – 12noon                                 Wednesday 21st Dec

 

 

 

Tuesday 20th Dec                              10am - 1pm                                        Friday 23rd Dec

 

 

 

Thursday 22nd Dec                            10am – 1pm                                       Monday 26th Dec – St. Stephen’s Day

 

 

 

Thursday 29th Dec                            10am – 1pm                                       Tuesday 27th Dec

 

 

 

Friday 30th Dec                                   10am – 1pm                                       Wednesday 28th Dec

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd Jan                                 10am – 1pm                                       Monday 2nd Jan – Holiday Monday

 

 

 

Thursday 5th Jan                                10am – 1pm                                       Wednesday 4th Jan

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                Friday 6th Jan – Holy Day

 

 

 

Normal opening hours will resume from Monday 9th January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 ONE MOTHER TO ANOTHER

 

 

 

A very kind and prayerful Mum here in our Parish gave me the following little prayer she prays during Advent.  It’s to Our Blessed Lady:

 

 

 

Dear Mary,

 

 

 

I was not there when you made your long journey to Bethlehem.

 

 

 

I was not there when you arrived at the Inn.

 

 

 

How I would have loved to have been there to help you on your way

 

 

 

and make you welcome and safe at the Inn.  May your loving Son Jesus

 

 

 

help me in my prayers and in actions to be a person of welcome and of peace.  Our Blessed Lady bless our time of waiting.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is the last “Boro Extra” for 2016.  God willing it will be back in mid-January.

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 10th    18th December     

 

 Saturday

 

10th                       Jackie Halpin, Dromin & England (Recently Deceased) / Willie Doyle, Fourhane /

 

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

 

Margaret Moloney, Derry /

 

David Cronin, Coolagown /

 

Baby Andrea Loughnane, Clieveragh Road           Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

11th                                       Pat Scannell, Dromin, Months Mind /

 

 Dan B. Joy, Gortnaminch             9.00am

 

                Joseph & Hannah Walsh & Deceased Family, Dirha / Jimmy Lyons, Glenoe /

 

John Sexton, William Street        12.00pm

 

Mon 12th                            John Moloney, Woodford & America /

 

Kevin Casey, Woodford /

 

Tim Clifford, Junior.         10.30am

 

Tues 13th                            Luke Slowey, Rosslare & London               10.30am

 

Wed 14th                                                                            Danny Barrett, Ballygologue Pk. & Clieveragh, Birthday Remembrance  10.30am

 

Thurs 15th           People of the Parish       10.30am

 

  Friday 16th                        Anne & Kevin Coughlan, Charles St.         10.30am

 

 

 

Saturday

 

17th 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Cyril O’Gorman, Clieveragh /

 

Bartishell Family, Convent Street              10.30am

 

                Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Church St. /

 

William & Hannah Crockery, Lixnaw &

 

John Joe Foley, Killarney /

 

Peter Junior McCarthy, London & Tanavalla / Andy Sayers, Cahirdown /

 

Breda Walsh, Finuge       Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

18th                        Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd.          9.00am

 

                Edmund Murphy, Behins /

 

Tom Keane, Derry           12.00pm

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 11th      December  Fr. Declan 0870908949    (emergencies only).

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

RECENT DEATHS: Frank Malone, late of Church St. died in Kilburn funeral to take place in Kilburn.

 

Jackie Halpin, died in England late of Dromin.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Patrick O Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. / Michael Kennelly, Market St. / Mary Ellen & Donie Hartnett, Patrick St. / Margaret O Sullivan, Bedford / Catherine Brennan, Skehenerin / Mary Molly Hanlon, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE OF MASSES & SERVICES:

 

We invite you to pick up a copy of our Christmas Mass schedule & Services at the back of the church this weekend. It contains all the times of Christmas masses, Carol Services, Confessions etc for Christmas. Please take one!

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME:  will take place at this Saturday Vigil Mass 10th Dec. for our First Holy Communion children and their parents.

 

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm.

 

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

 

COLASTE NA RÍOCHTA CHRISTMAS MASS Will take place on Wednesday 14th Dec. at the School at 9.15am.

 

LEGION OF MARY continue to meet every Wednesday evening in the Parish Meeting Room at 8pm. New people always welcome.

 

SCOIL REALTA NA MAIDINE Boy’s School Christmas Mass on Thursday  the 15th  at 9.15am. in the School.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE CHRISTMAS MASS will take place at the College on Thursday next 15th Dec. 12noon.

 

LISTOWEL PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL are hosting a Carol Service here at  St. Mary’s Church on Thursday 15th starting at 7pm. All are welcome!

 

LISTOWEL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY MASS will take place on Friday next Dec. 16th at 2pm 

 

CLOUNMACON ANNUAL COMMUNITY MASS & PARTY: Is taking place in their Community Centre on Friday night ( Dec. 16th ) at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS A Celebration of Christmas.  Here in our beautiful Church preformed by our Parish Choir on Sunday next 18th December at 7pm. No admission everybody welcome. Also if you cannot make it you can also tune in on the web www.listowelparish.com live stream.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS Available at the Parish Office. Individual Cards are €1.00 each and pack of 6 for €5.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on Monday week  (Dec. 19th)  at 8.00 p.m. at St. Marys Church. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with the priests of the Pastoral Area present. We appeal to as many people as possible to avail of this opportunity for Christmas Confessions on Monday, Dec. 19th. There will be Confessions by day also midweek after the 10.30 a.m. Mass on week leading into Christmas

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

LISTOWEL CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL this Sunday 11th Dec. Coca Cola Truck – The Square 12noon to 5pm. photo opportunity, Virtual Sleigh ride, The Dublin Gospel Choir, Ice-Block Jenga. Listowel Lapland Experience, meet Santa, Mrs Claus & the Elves in the Seanchaí 2 to 6pm. Listowel Tidy Towns unveiling of Sculpture 5pm. William St. Party & Seige of William St. 5.15pm music & dancing till 8pm. the night before Christmas live performance at McKenna’s shop  window 6.15 to 6.30pm. Parking restrictions will apply.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED CHRISTMAS LUNCH will take place on Tuesday 13th December at 3pm.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Jumble Sale

 

will be held at Family Resource Centre on Thursday next. Dec. 15 from 12 noon-4pm. Grandparents Tea Party All Grandparents are invited to attend our Grandparents Tea Party, there will be activities available for them to join in with their Grandchildren, Wednesday Dec 14 from 3-5pm.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION IN DUAGH CHURCH on Friday night next  (Dec. 16th ) Come and enjoy some beautiful Carols and singing as we enter the Festive Season. Tickets €10 Euro each.  Proceeds are in aid of Duagh Sports & Leisure Centre. 

 

THE SEANCHAÍ  CENTRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL, will be hosting a Christmas “Giving Tree” Morning Tea event on Tuesday next Dec. 13th between 10am and 1pm. An open  invitation  is extended to all, to leave an item under the “Giving Tree” and enjoy the complimentary service of coffee, tea and scones.  The “Giving Tree”, will provide all visitors to the Seanchaí Centre, the opportunity to donate non perishable items suitable for packing into St Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers,

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIP CHORD in aid of Kerry Branch of the Irish Hospice Foundation. Great live music with raffles on the night from 7pm. onwards on Sunday 11th Dec. in Mike the Pies.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 13th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig 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.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 6th Dec. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 7th Dec. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thursday 8th Dec. 8.00pm-10.00pm

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Friday 9th Dec. to Sunday 11th Dec.(bookings also available for Saturday 10th Dec.). Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL many thanks to those who contributed so generously to the Concern church gate collections which were held on November 26th & 27th. The amount raised in Listowel was €1,335.00. Thanks also to all those who helped with the collections.

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER Knockanure and Listowel News

 

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   

 

                        OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          3rd         7.30pm                Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        4th        10.00am               Sr. Rose Flynn, Liverpool & Duagh (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                        11.00am               John Behan, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 5th to Sunday 11th December

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon       5th         7.30pm                Alice Hanrahan, Lr. Aughrim, her sister Kay Clifford,

 

                                                                                                                                Glin & London, Thomas Hanrahan, Lr. Aughrim, his

 

                                                                                                                                son Con & his wife Peggy, U.S.A.

 

                                                                Wed       7th         7.30pm                VIGIL:  Maureen Foley, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

                                                                Thurs      8th        11.00am               HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: 

 

                                                                                                                                Feast of the Immaculate Conception –

 

                                                                                                                                Patrick Scanlon, Moher (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri           9th         7.30pm                Jer Mulvihill, Glenalappa & his mother Margaret &

 

                                                                                                                                Pat & Mary Hanrahan

 

                                                                Sat          10th        7.30pm                Maurice & Joe O’Connell & the Deceased

 

                                                                                                                                Members of the O’Connell Family, Tarbert

 

                                                                Sun        11th       11.00am               Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Tues        6th        7.30pm                May, Jack & Sheila O’Connor, Gortdromagouna

 

                                                                Thurs       8th       10.00am               HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION:

 

                                                                                                                                Feast of the Immaculate Conception -

 

Tom Relihan, Carrueragh (Anni) & his parents

 

                                                                                                                                Jeremiah & Annie

 

                                                                Sun        11th      10.00am               P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CHRISTMAS DUES:  Will be taken up on the weekend of the 17th & 18th for your Christmas offerings.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Marian Quinn, Woodgrove on the death of her uncle Richie Martin, Glin who died on 21st November.  To The Mulvihill & Scanlon Families on the death of Phil Scanlon, Oak Park, Ennis wife of Tom, l/o Glin Road whose funeral took place in Kilmaley, Co. Clare.  To Stevie & Phil Stack & Family on the death of Sr. Goretti Stack, whose funeral took place in Waterford.  May the aforementioned Rest In Peace.

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL: At this time of year especially there are more demands made to us to give financial help to so many well deserving charities.  But one that is very close to my heart is the Christmas St. Vincent De Paul Church Gate Collection.  I have witnessed so many times how the money collected at this collection is given locally to those in dire need.  It is given with sensitivity, dignity and with Christian love.  Next weekend 10th & 11th the St. Vincent De Paul Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all Masses.  Please give as generously as you can.  Thank you.

 

 

 

NOTICE BOARD

 

ICA had a very successful Family Fun Day last Sunday. Great excitement at the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tommy the Magician entertained both children and adults. Lots going on in the hall including the draw with the following winners: 1st prize  Hamper worth €100 sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-Op won by Betty Lynch.  2nd prize Turkey sponsored by Tom and Eileen Roche won by Sonia Gallagher. 3rd prize Christmas ham sponsored by Noel Stack Butcher won by Katelyn Lynch. 4th prize Christmas Cake made by Noreen Roche ICA was won by Kitty Fitzgerald.  'Sweets in the Jar' was won by Diarmuid Lynch and the name of the Teddy winner was Mícheál Mulvihill.  A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all! Many thanks for your support.

 

CHIROPODIST: For Moyvane/Knockanure Care of the Aged will be in the Marian Hall on Wed 7th Dec at 10am.  To book  Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Social Day on Mon 12th Dec beginning with Mass at 12noon, followed by dinner and music by Stevie Donegan.  €10. If attending  49799.  All welcome.         

 

SENIOR CITIZEN COMMITTEE:  Thanks to all who attended our Annual Christmas Party.  A special word of thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us.  This party would not be the success it is without every Business in the Parish supporting us with spot prizes etc.  Thanks also for the continued support of our main sponsors:  Newtownsandes Co-Op, Terry Dunne – Holly’s Gala, Marian Hall Committee, Irish Wire, ICA Guild & The Development Association.  We wish each and every one a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

 

THE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION – CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY:   On Sat 10th Dec, immediately after Mass, the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on! All welcome.  Weather permitting.

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR:  Fri 9th & Sat 10th Dec at the Boy’s School Hall at 8pm.  Speical Draw 1st prize €1,000, 2nd prize €250, 3rd prize €200, 4th prize €150.  Please come along and support this worthy cause.

 

KING OF THE BORO…..COME ON HOME JERRY:  I must confess that the absence of Jerry Brosnan from Sunday and daily Masses due to his time in Hospital in Limerick and Listowel has been apparent.  Jerry always had a word, a bit of banter, a blessing to share with all of us after the Masses.  I was so proud of Moyvane GAA Club who last Thurs night gathered in the Club room for a Mass for their ‘Hero and Legend’ - the one and only Jerry.  His enthusiasm and love of Moyvane is overwhelming.  Jerry we need you back soon, may God’s healing grace continue to bless you, Nodie and all the family at this time.

 

        CHRISTMAS CARDS TO BE WRITTEN!

 

Many moons ago my late mother Mary came across the following lines as she was about to make a start to her long list of Christmas cards to be written, stamped and posted.

 

I have a list of folk I know, all written in a book

 

And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look

 

And that is when I realise that these names are not part of the book

 

But rather part of my very heart.

 

So each year when Christmas comes I realise anew,

 

The biggest gift life can give is knowing folk like you.

 

May the Spirit of Christmas that forever endures leave its rich blessings in the hearts of you and yours.

 

                                                     THE GOOD NOT REMEMBERED

 

Who was Scrooge?  Ask almost anyone and they will tell you he was a miser, a miserable tight fisted old man.  Yet in a way, to say that, is to miss the whole point of Dicken’s story, for by the end of ‘The Christmas Carol’, he is a generous and kindly man.  Sadly, no-one ever seems to remember this when they talk about him – he’s still the miserly old scrooge they met at the beginning of the story! Poor old scrooge – he doesn’t get the credit he deserves.  It’s so very easy to condemn, remembering the worst in people.  I think we all have one or two Scrooges in our lives – people we see only in bad light.  Perhaps they made a mistake once.  Let’s not keep it up against them.  It’s the scrooge at the END of the book that matters, not the one at the beginning.  Let the beautiful season of Advent help all of us in giving family and parishioners another chance.

 

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS:  The Pastoral Area Confessions will take place on Mon 19th Dec at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  Priests of the area will be available for Confession and I encourage you to attend. Having met with Bishop Ray this week, Moyvane Parish is still part of the Listowel Pastoral Area.  He informed me that as your P.P., I am obliged to give 75% service to this Parish and 25% to Duagh.  This I will gladly do.

 

 

 

Boro Extras

 

Sunday 4th December, 2016.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL:  invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thurs 8th Dec. For further information please ring the school office on 068/21452.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thurs 8th Dec. 8pm-10pm.

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Fri 9th Dec to Sun 11th Dec (bookings available also for Sat 10th only)

 

ANAM CARA: the organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tues 13th of Dec from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig 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.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL: Grandparents Tea Party on Wed Dec 14th 3-5pm. All Grandparents are invited to attend our Grandparents Tea Party; there will be activities available for them to join in with their Grandchildren, along with excellent refreshments.  Jumble Sale on Thurs Dec 15TH from 12 noon-4pm.

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season.  You can e-mail your message to Moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie or text 087/6173000 or post your message on Moyvane Village Facebook.  While there was a wonderful response last year, going to press this weekend we haven’t received any messages yet.  As we will need time to do art work around the display, we will need the messages in by the 12th of Dec.

 

DEEPEST APOLOGY:  My deepest apology to all GAA supporters from within the Parish and from many parts of North Kerry who arrived at last Sunday’s North Kerry Championship Quarter Final to find the gates of the Church Car Park locked.  I was totally unaware that there was a big game in Moyvane pitch.  Sorry for the inconvenience caused.  Be assured it won’t happen again.  If any groups or organizations need the use of the Car Park for special occasions please inform us and the parking facilities will be made available wholehearted.

 

YOU MADE IT A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER:  The Parish responded fantastically to the very many Holy Souls Masses which we had throughout the month.  The attendance at these Masses again emphasises the beautiful way as a Parish that we honour our Faithful Departed.  I was very conscious too that these Masses brought an element of sadness, but hopefully that was outweighed by the gentle touch of Jesus who reassures us again and again that for our ‘Faithful People Life has Changed not Ended’.  I would like to thank all those in the Liturgy Group both in Knockanure and Moyvane and those in the Music Ministry.  Our Liturgy Groups had our Sacred Spaces beautifully adorned and all those in our Music Ministry enriched the celebrations with their singing and music.  So as we leave November behind, we now move into a new and exciting time of Advent, a time of waiting – preparation and a time of great joy.  A grace filled and happy Advent to you all and thank you for making it a November to remember.

 

          ADVENT WREATH – WEEK TWO

 

 Lord, you have called us yet again to this beautiful and Holy Season of Advent.  You have nourished us and have called us to be your own.  You are with us always.  As we light our second candle this week, continue to encircle us with your light and loving presence.  O God our Father, bless us, as you have given each of us unique gifts.  May we share the gifts we have and grow in strength and love.  Come Lord Jesus, like the dawn from on high, give light to those in darkness and guide us in your way of peace.  Give us the strength to prepare well for the coming of our loving Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU ASK GOD?

 

A group of friends and I were recently sitting around a table light-heartedly discussing what questions we would ask God at the Pearly Gates.  Not surprisingly, there were a lot of different questions but one friend who usually joined in group discussions with gusto was exceptionally quiet.  All of us put pressure on him to give his answer.  When I said. “Well, what would you ask God?”  He replied quietly, “Can I please come in?”  A loud silence descended upon the table…..Our Second Sunday of Advent encourages us to listen to the lonely voice of John the Baptist exhorting us to prepare a way for the Lord.  John asked the people to repent.  You and I are asked the same.  What’s the response?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL   

 

  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 3rd   11th December     

 

 Saturday

 

3rd         Micheál O’Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Months Mind / Robert & Kevin Broderick, Kay & Don O’Leary & Sonja Broderick, Birthday Rem., William St. / Mick McAuliffe, Church St /Margaret Lynch, Glin/ Eleanor Culbert nee Moore, Charles St. / Jeremiah Lehane, Gortacrissane / Daniel Donegan, Ballygologue  /

 

Eugene & Mai O’Brien, Cahirdown /

 

Toddy O’Connor, Church Street                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

4th                          Tim & Teresa Greaney & Jack & Jane Kelly,  

 

 Finuge /  Bridget Twomey, Dirha Cottages           9.00am

 

                David O’Brien, Kilmeany, Kilmorna /

 

Peggy & Dr. Johnny Walsh, The Square /

 

David Bunyan Junior, Convent Street      12.00pm

 

Mon 5th                               Bunny Dalton, Charles St. / Kitty Healy nee Collins & Deceased Members of the Healy Family / Margaret Nolan, O’Connell’s Ave.         10.30am

 

Tues 6th                               Michael Meehan, Lartigue Village             10.30am

 

Wed 7th                                                                               Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh/ Claudia Costello nee Shine, Coolaclarig & Ballygologue Pk/

 

Joseph O’Halloran, Woodford    10.30am

 

                Dan Hayes, Bridge Road & Deceased Family Members / Tim Kennelly, Bedford /

 

Marie Kelliher, Lartigue Village   6.15pm

 

Thurs 8th

 

                Mary Walsh, Dirha East / Mai Stack, Feale Dr.      10.30am

 

                People of the Parish       1.10pm

 

  Friday 9th                          Ollie Leahy, Gortaglanna               10.30am

 

 

 

Saturday

 

10th 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                John O Halloran, The Meadows 10.30am

 

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

 

Margaret Moloney, Derry /

 

Willie Doyle, Fourhane /

 

David Cronin, Coolagown /

 

Baby Andrea Loughnane, Clieveragh Road           Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

11th                        Pat Scannell, Dromin, Months Mind /

 

 Dan B. Joy, Gortnaminch             9.00am

 

                Joseph & Hannah Walsh & Deceased Family, Dirha / Jimmy Lyons, Glenoe /

 

John Sexton, William Street        12.00pm

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 4th      December  Fr. Lawlor   0876794112    (emergencies only).

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Kathleen Dillon, Gortcreen.

 

Eileen Kelly nee Galvin, Bray, Wicklow, late of Gortcreen.

 

Nora Leahy nee Mulvihill, Tralee, late of Ballygologue Rd.

 

Joan Walsh, The Square

 

Mary Noyce nee Walsh, Essex, late of Coilbee.

 

Stevie Walsh, late of Greenville / Ballybunion & Milton Keynes

 

John L. Sullivan, Whetstone, London late of Ennismore.  Requiem Mass and burial of Ashes at a later date.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Deceased Members of the Costello Family Meenanare, Duagh / Margaret Dillon, Meen. Patrick Carmody, Skehenerin / Toddy O’Connor, Church St. / Eugene & Mai O’Brien, Cahirdown / Joan Keating, Dirha Cottages / Peggy Stack nee Griffin, O’Connell’s Ave.  / Sheila Griffin, Miltown.                                                                      

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: will be held this  weekend at the Saturday Vigil   6.15pm. 3rd   December. All are welcome!

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH COLLECTION: will be taken up on the weekend of December 3rd & 4th. The KDYS has been working with young people in the Diocese of Kerry since 1971. It provides an invaluable service to thousands of young people through its network of youth clubs, projects and centres.  Proceeds from the collection will fund the on-going development of youth clubs across the Diocese.

 

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm. You are invited to drop in and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

 

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

 

CONFESSIONS: St. Michael’s College on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6th )  and in the Presentation Secondary School on Wednesday morning (Dec. 7th ).

 

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS CENTRE: Wednesday next (Dec. 7th ) at 1.30 p.m. & in Woodford on Friday evening next (Dec. 9th ) at 6.00 p.m.                                 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME: The December gathering of our First Holy Communion children and their parents for the ‘Do this in Memory of Me’ Programme will take place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night  next (Dec. 10th ) The organising parents of next weekend are asked to meet Fr. Declan at the Presbytery on Tuesday evening next at 6.00 p.m. in the Presbytery.

 

CLOUNMACON ANNUAL COMMUNITY MASS & PARTY: Is taking place in their Community Centre on Friday night ( Dec. 16th ) at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

 

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT 16th – 18th Dec. at Newbridge College, Kildare. For more info 01-6753690 / www.youth2000.ie

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS Available at the Parish Office. Individual Cards are €1.00 each and pack of 6 for €5.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th Dec. 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thursday 8th December 2016. For further information please ring the school office on 068 21452.

 

KNOCK SHRINE NIGHT VIGIL 7TH DEC. Vigil programme 10pm. confessions in the chapel of reconciliation 12am. Vigil in Basilica 4am. Concelebrated Mass. Fare €25 per seat. Coach will leave Listowel 4.30pm. Phone Fitzpatrick’s on  (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399.

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR Friday 9th & Saturday 10th Dec. at the Boy’s School Hall doors opened at 8pm. All welcome. Special draw Saturday night 1st prize €1,000 cash prize.

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY ANNUAL COLLECTION Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th Dec. by giving what you can, you will be helping another family get through this winter. You will help them get back on their feet. You will help give them a brighter future. Thank you for your generosity.

 

 

 

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

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Jumble Sale

 

Will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. December 15 from 12 noon-4pm. Grandparemts Tea Party

 

All Grandparents are invited to attend our Grandparents Tea Party, there will be activities available for them to join in with their Grandchildren, along with excellent refreshments. Lets start Christmas off with a cup of tea. Wednesday December 14 from 3-5pm.

 

THE SEANCHAÍ KERRY LITERARY AND CULTURAL CENTRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL, will be hosting a Christmas “Giving Tree” Morning Tea event on Tuesday the 13th December 2016, between 10am and 1pm. An open invitation is warmly extended to all, to leave an item under the “Giving Tree” and enjoy the complimentary service of coffee, tea and scones.  The “Giving Tree”, will provide all visitors to the Seanchaí Centre, the opportunity to donate non perishable items suitable for packing into St Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers, and will be ready to start receiving donations from Wednesday 30th November 2016. The Morning Tea will be the showcase event for this charitable partnership. All donations of non perishable foods and gifts, will be handed over to the St Vincent de Paul team, who will package the items into Christmas Hampers for families in need.

 

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 13th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig 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.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 6th Dec. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 7th Dec. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thursday 8th Dec. 8.00pm-10.00pm

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Friday 9th Dec. to Sunday 11th Dec.(bookings also available for Saturday 10th Dec.). Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL many thanks to those who contributed so generously to the Concern church gate collections which were held on November 26th & 27th. The amount raised in Listowel was €1,335.00. Thanks also to all those who helped with the collections.

 

 

 

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   

 

                        OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

                                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 26thand Sunday 27th November

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          26th       7.30pm                Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                Sun        27th      10.00am               John Moloney, New York & Woodford (Rec Dec)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                        11.00am               John Buckley, New Houses (Anni), his parents

 

                                                                                                                                Jer & Lizzy, brother Timmy & Deceased Members of

 

                                                                                                                                the Buckley & Kiely Families

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 28th to Sunday 4th December

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon        28th     10.00am               Mass of Thanksgiving

 

7.30pm Michael Dore, Woodgrove (Anni), his daughter

 

Kathleen & sons John & Mike

 

                                                                Tues       29th      10.00am               Mícheál & Margaret Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy

 

                                                                Wed      30th       7.30pm                Kathleen O’Connor, Keylod (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri             2nd       7.30pm                Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

                                                                Sat            3rd        7.30pm                Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun          4th       11.00am               John Behan, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Tues      29th        7.30pm                Mass honouring and remembering those whose Funerals

 

                                                                                                                                took place in our Parish since last November

 

                                                                Sun        4th        10.00am               Sr. Rose Flynn, l/o Liverpool & Duagh (Rec Dec)

 

Information

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses next weekend 3rd/4th in aid of the Diocesan Youth Service.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the family & relatives of Jim Hudson, Ashgrove, Listowel and Kilbaha whose funeral took place on Sat 26th in Moyvane.  May Jim Rest In Peace.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues 29th Nov 7pm-8pm.

 

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived: by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 30th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thurs 8th Dec. 8pm-10pm.

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Fri 9th Dec to Sun 11th Dec (bookings available also for Sat 10th only)

 

DOWN SYNDROME KERRY:  “Strictly Come Dancing” on Fri 2nd Dec in the INEC Killarney. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm. Tickets from INEC box office 064/6671555 or phone Ann Marie 087/6344829.

 

THANK YOU:  The family of the late Michael McNamara (Fr. Kevin’s first cousin) wish to convey a great sense of gratitude for your prayerful support since Michael’s death on 31st of October and whose funeral was celebrated by Fr. Kevin last Monday 21st.  Thanks to all who sent cards and in particular to the thoughtful parishioner who sent a delicious Christmas cake which was enjoyed by the family.  May Michael rest lovingly in the presence of the Lord.

 

CHIRSTMAS STOCK:  Advent Calendars which heralds the countdown to the birthday of Jesus now on sale in the Parish Office with a collection of Christmas items.  Maybe grannies & grandads could share these calendars with their grandchildren. 

 

SIGN OF THE TIMES:  New signs at both Churches – signs of the times we live in and Jesus is at the centre!

 

BORO EXTRAS: Please note that there are further notices in the Boro Extras which is available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie/parish/moyvane & on noticeboards.

 

SANTA & MRS CLAUS:  in the Marian Hall this Sun 27th from 2pm-4pm.  It is a real family occasion & all are welcome.

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Meeting in the Marian Hall on Tues 29th Nov at 7pm. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 1st Dec at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thurs 8th Dec.  For further information please ring the school office on 068/21452.

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil for The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed 7th Dec.  Coaches Depart from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact: O’Shea’s on 066/7180123.

 

NEW START

 

This weekend we begin the Church’s liturgical year.  This gives us a chance to make a fresh start.  Advent is not a time for sleep.  Our readings for the start of this great season urge us to wake up.  These days of Advent Lord teach and help us to walk in your ways.  Help us to choose the path of peace with Your light and love to help us.  I wish you all a grace filled and enjoyable Advent.

 

“THE MESSIAH LIVES AMONG THEM!”

 

A famous Monastery fell upon hard times.  Once it teemed with young Monks, so that its Church rang with prayer and singing, now it was nearly deserted.  Visitors no longer came there to pray and seek the spiritual guidance.  Only a handful of elderly Monks shuffled disconsolately about its silent and gloomy cloisters.  Now, in a hut in a nearby wood there lived a holy retired Priest.  The Monks had a very high regard for him and felt sustained by his prayerful presence.  One day the Abbot went to visit the retired Priest and opened his heart to him.  The retired Priest welcomed him warmly.  It was as if he had been expecting him for a long time.  They sat down in the little hut.  On a small table the scriptures lay open.  They talked for some time each shedding tears at discovering one another.  After the tears had stopped they sat on in silence.  Then the retired Priest said, “You and your Brothers are serving God with heavy hearts.  You have come to me for guidance which I will gladly give, but what I am going to say I will say once, and once only.  Tell your Bothers that the ‘Messiah lives among them’”.  The Abbot could scarcely believe what he had heard and wanted to ask very many questions but the retired Priest said “Go now, and let’s continue to pray for each other”.  The next morning the Abbot called his Monks into the Church.  He told them that he had received a teaching from the retired Priest, and that he would say it once and no one was to repeat it or ask any questions.  They looked at him full of expectation.  Then he said, “The Messiah is among us”.  On hearing this, the Monks were overcome with great joy and they asked themselves could it be true?  Could Brother Tom be the Messiah?  Maybe, Brother John or could it be Brother Anthony?  Could I be the Messiah?  They were deeply troubled and puzzled, but no one asked any questions.  As time went by, the Monks began to treat one another with a deep and genuine reverence.  There was a gentle, warm-hearted, human quality about them which was hard to describe but easy to notice.  They lived as men who had finally found something and yet they prayed and read scripture as if they were still looking for something else.  People soon noticed that something unusual had happened in the Monastery, and visitors began to stream to it.  From near and far they flocked to the Monastery to be nourished by the prayer and charity of the Monks and young men were soon asking to join the Community. Once more the Church rang with prayerful music and the cloisters filled with life, so that the Monastery became a centre of faith, hope and love for all who lived in that part of the world.  We still await the final coming of Jesus in glory.  Therefore, quite rightly the Advent Liturgy is dominated by the ‘Coming of the Messiah’, but let us not forget that the Messiah has come and that He lives among us.  If you and I loose a real and active faith in Christ’s presence among us, then we could easily slide downhill like those Monks in the story.  Let’s use this Advent well and wisely in being good followers of Jesus.

 

Boro Extras

 

Sunday 27th November, 2016.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Meala Bereavement Group: meeting on Wed. Nov 30th at 8pm.

 

Christmas Grandparents Tea Party: Wed Dec 14th from 3-5pm.  Jumble Sale:  Thurs Dec 15th from 12 -4pm.

 

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH THE O'NEILL SISTERS: Wed 14th Dec at 7.30pm in S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Ballyduff .   Tickets  €20 from Causeway Parish Office.   066/7148404.  

 

A PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE:  entitled "winning the Pro-Life Battle" is being held in the Brandon Hotel on Sat 3rd Dec from 2pm to 5.30pm.  Speakers are Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, Kathy Sinnott, Anthony Murphy and John Lacken. Adm free.  Further details from Denis O’Connor 087/6590551.

 

CHRISTMAS YOUTH RETREAT:  in Newbridge College, Kildare from Dec 16th-18th.  A weekend of fun, faith & friendship.  Ages 16-35.  Donation only.  More info from www.youth2000.ie or 01/6753690.

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: Castleisland Church on Mon 5th Dec.  Doors open at 7pm in aid of Brosna Church Renovation Fund. Tickets from Castleisland Parish Office, Cathedral Parish Office & St Johns Parish Centre.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS 40TH ANNIVERSARY RE UNION: will take place on Sat Dec 17th in the Swanky Bar Tarbert 9pm sharp, with food, entertainment and Presentations This is a get together of all our Players, with our P.E Teacher/ Team Trainer Mr Jimmy Deenihan from the four Teams that won the Russell Cup [Kerry Colleges u15 Championship] in 1976 over St Michaels College Listowel, Won it again in 1977, over St Brendan’s College Killarney, but failed in their, bid for three in a row, losing in 1978 over St Michaels College. The Members of that u15 team, went on to win the Kerry Colleges County Cup, and Won a Munster Colleges Corn Na Carraige in 1978 over Youghal in Kanturk. The Previous year 1977, they lost out in the Munster Colleges to the same opposition in Banteer, Tarbert Comp missing a Penalty in the last kick of the Game [Costly].  They also lost by just one point to St Brendan’s College in the Dunloe Cup, [Kerry Colleges U16] and the Semi Final of the O’Sullivan Cup. There were talented players at that time and among them were John Kennedy, who won 3 All Ireland medals with Kerry in the mid ’80’s; Ciaran Culhane who played full back for Kerry Seniors in 1991, Pa Foley, while Mike Kissane, James Doherty, and John Kennedy won a Munster Minor Final in 1981.  While Tarbert man Liam Liddy won a Munster U21 Medal with Kerry in 1983 and Tom Quaid and Liam Long who played with the Limerick Senior Football Team.  Most of these Players went onto to win North Kerry Championship Medals, West Limerick Championships with their Clubs, and County Championship Medals with their Districts also.  Christy Killeen [ Milltown Malbay] and now with the Kerry County  Gaa Board, and Finbarr Carrig [RIP] also assisted with the training,

 

THE PERMANENT DIACONATE:  Leaflets on the Permanent Diaconate are available in both Churches.  It gives practical info on what Dacons do.  For info please email:  admin@dioceseofkerry.ie or write to Bishop Ray, Bishop’s House, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 

 

BEST LOVED POEMS:  An utterly delightful book edited by gifted parishioner Gabriel Fitzmaurice with stunning photos by John Reidy featuring poems from the South of Ireland.  The poems are challenging, thought provoking and uplifting.

 

                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

               

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 26th – 4th December     

 

 Saturday

 

26th      Eileen O Connell, Woodford, Months Mind /

 

Edward Crowley, Cahirdown, Months Mind / John Harman, Cahirdown, Months Mind /

 

Philomena Walsh, Feale Dr. 1st Anniversary / Cornelius (Neilie) Dore, Woodford /

 

Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Maurice, Annie & Patrick Relihan, Ballylongford / Mary Healy, Greenville /

 

Ellen Halpin, Breda Hinkins Nee Halpin, John Joe Halpin, Johnny & Bridget O Sullivan Dirha Cottages & Ennismore /

 

Rita Moran, 1st Ann., Noreen Galvin, O’Connell’s Ave. & Anne Holly, England /

 

Tony Brennan, Listowel & Newcastlewest /

 

Jimmy Harris, Greenville               Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

27th                                       Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee, Birthday Rem. /

 

Richard & Margaret Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. & Eddie Huges, Cork / Murt & Eileen Daly Knockane &  Eileen Larkin, Ballyduff /

 

Angela Lowney, Moyvane & Clonakilty  9.00am

 

                Denis, Mary & John McCarthy, Tarbert /

 

Thomas (Tom) O’Sullivan, Finuge              12.00pm

 

Mon 28th                            Peg O’Connor, Greenville & Kitt McDavitt nee O’Connor, Limerick & Greenville /

 

Joan Healy nee Reidy & Deceased Members of the Reidy Family, Ballygologue Pk & O’Connell’s Ave. /Vivi Carey, Cahirdown          10.30am

 

Tues 29th                            Joe Lambert, Wexford Recently Deceased           10.30am

 

Wed 30th                                                                            Patrick O Regan, Ballyheigue       10.30am

 

Thurs 1st                                                              Matty & Paddy Walsh, Inch, Lisselton & Garryard / Micheál O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs            10.30am

 

  Friday 2nd                         Pat Fitzgerald, Abbeyfeale & Cork            10.30am

 

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

 

 

 

Saturday

 

3rd

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Mary & John Joe McGrath, Woodford    10.30am

 

                Micheál O’Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Months Mind / Robert & Kevin Broderick, Kay & Don O’Leary & Sonja Broderick, Birthday Rem., William St. / Mick McAuliffe, Church St /Margaret Lynch, Glin/ Eleanor Culbert nee Moore, Charles St. / Jeremiah Lehane, Gortacrissane / Daniel Donegan, Ballygologue      Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

4th          Tim & Teresa Greaney & Jack & Jane Kelly,  

 

 Finuge /  Bridget Twomey, Dirha Cottages           9.00am

 

                David O’Brien, Kilmeany, Kilmorna           12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 27th      November Fr.  Kennelly  0872935969    (emergencies only)

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Helen Enright nee Relihan, Billerough late of Castletownroche, Cork.

 

Joseph Lambert, Rathagan, Wexford, late of Charleville, Cork.

 

Billy Fogarty, Gloucester, England.   

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Carol & Sean McCarthy, Killocrim / Tom Dowd, O’Dowd’s Rd. / Sheila Griffin, Milltown / Mary Healy, Greenville / Joan Keating, Dirha Cottages.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ENROLMENT OF OUR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES FOR 2017: is  taking  place at the Vigil Mass  this weekend 

 

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD Rosary will be recited at 3pm each Sunday afternoon during November for all the nameless souls interned there. All are welcome.

 

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel from 3pm to 6pm. You are invited to drop in and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

 

MASS for Joseph Lambert, Wexford will take place at 10.30am. on Tuesday 29th November Joseph was one of the founding members of the Listowel Adoration Group and other group throughout Ireland. Requested by Eucharistic Adoration Group.

 

GAEL SCOIL SERVICE OF LIGHT: for the First Holy Communion Children will take place at their school on Tuesday next  ( 29th Nov.) at 1.15pm.

 

KILLOCRIM GROTTO MASS will take place on Wednesday 30th November at 8pm. at Killocrim School.

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & THE HOUSEBOUND:  Canon Declan will be doing his usual calls to the Sick & Housebound on this Wednesday & Thursday.  The Parish Office will make contact as to the time of his arrival.  Anybody new, who wishes a visit from the priest, contact the Parish Office, 068-21188.

 

 

 

 

 

KILLORIM SCHOOL SERVICE OF LIGHT Will take place on Thursday 1st December at 8pm. in the School.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday next (Dec. 2nd). 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 mass.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH COLLECTION: will be taken up on the weekend of December 3rd & 4th. The KDYS has been working with young people in the Diocese of Kerry since 1971. It provides an invaluable service to thousands of young people through its network of youth clubs, projects and centres.  Proceeds from the collection will fund the on-going development of youth clubs across the Diocese.

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY: will be held next weekend at the Saturday Vigil   6.15pm. 3rd   December. All are welcome!

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 22nd Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 23rd Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You Walk With Grief”: Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm. Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.       

 

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

 

                                      COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th Dec. 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

 

IRISH SHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION William St., will hold its Christmas Shop on Wednesday 30th November from 10am. onwards.

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All Welcome.

 

WINNING THE PROLIFE BATTLE conference organised by Catholic Voice, Saturday 3rde Dec. 2pm. – 5.30pm. at Brandon Hotel, Tralee. 4 Speakers no admission donations welcome 0598627268.

 

OCTOBER STOCKTAKING Launch of book of poetry by Pat Given, Listowel at St. John’s Saturday 3rd Dec. at 8pm. All welcome.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE The monthly meeting of the Meala Bereavement Group takes place on Wednesday. November 30 at 8pm. All welcome. Grandparents Tea Party. A Christmas Grandparents Tea Party will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. December 14 from 3-5pm More details to follow in the coming weeks, Jumble Sale  will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. December 15 from 12 noon-4pm.  more details to follow shortly.

 

A CATECHESIS ON MARRIAGE & FAMILY Maryvale Institute International catholic College, a six-month distance learning course with two specialist modules on marriage and the family. Starting January 2017 for further information: tel: (0) 1213608118, email: mfcadmin@maryvale.ac.uk www.maryvale.ac.uk

 

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH THE O’NEILL SISTERS On Wednesday 14th December @ 7.30pm in S.S. Peter and Paul Church Ballyduff .   Tickets  E20  available at the Parish Office.   Tel.   066 7148404.   Many thanks.    Mike.  (sec).

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT “O HOLY NIGHT” in Castleisland Parish Church on Monday 5th December 2016 doors opening at 7.00pm in aid of Brosna Church Renovation Fund **Tickets now available from  Castleisland Parish Office,             Cathedral Parish Office & St Johns Parish Centre.

 

PIETA HOUSE are hosting an event on the 27th of November in the Balloonagh bereavement centre.

 

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: NEXT WEEKEND: 

 

December 2nd– 4th at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.  Tralee

 

Open Friday from 7.30pm, Saturday from 7pm and Sunday from 2.30pm. All are welcome.

 

DOWN SYNDROME KERRY will be hosting “Strictly Come Dancing” on Friday 2nd December in the INEC Killarney. Doors open @ 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at INEC box office 064 6671555  or phone Ann Marie 087 6344829. Please support a fantastic night of entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

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  

 

 

 

                        OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                 HOLY SOULS MASSES THIS COMING WEEK

 

 

 

We have six Masses for those on the November lists and on the Remembrance Trees this week:

 

 

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Mon 21st 7.30pm; Thurs 24th 10am; Fri 25th 7.30pm

 

 

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Tues 22nd 7.30pm; Thurs 24th 7.30pm; Fri 25th 10am

 

 

 

                             Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November

 

 

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat      19th     7.30pm          Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim (Anni)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      20th  10.00am          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                      11.00am          Bridie Cambell, Aughrim & UK (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                        12.30pm          Christmas Mass in Marian Hall (Care of the Aged)

 

 

 

                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 21st to Sunday 27th November

 

 

 

                           Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

                           Mon       21th    7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

                                                Wed      23rd   7.30pm          Bridie Robinson (nee Walsh), Aughrim & Dublin (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                Thurs    24th  10.00am         Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

                                                Fri       25th    7.30pm          Mass honouring and remembering those whose Funerals

 

 

 

                                                                                                Took place in our Parish since last November

 

 

 

                                                Sat      26th     7.30pm          Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

 

 

Sun      27th   11.00am          Jer & Lizzy, brother Timmy & Deceased members of

 

 

 

                                                                                                Buckley & Kiely Families                

 

 

 

                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                      Tues     22nd   7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

Thurs  24th    7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

                                             Fri      25th    10.00am        Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)                                                       Sun      27th   10.00am          John Moloney, New York & Woodford (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mary & Tony Buckley, Gortdromagouna on the death of Mary’s brother, John Moloney in New York.  May John Rest in Peace.  Mass in Knockanure on Sun 27th Nov at 10am.

 

 

 

BLESSINGS AND CONGRATULATIONS:  It has been a very special week for all in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure who celebrated 50 years of education in their school building.  Well done to one and all.  Continued blessings and success to the excellent work and wonderful spirit which is celebrated so beautifully in Scoil Chorp Chríost.

 

 

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  Special welcome to our First Holy Communicants for 2017 and their families to 7.30pm Vigil Mass in Moyvane and to 10am Mass in Knockanure.  Be assured of our prayerful support.

 

 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  The 24th Village Festival was held in beautiful weather over the Oct Bank Holiday weekend.  The Development Association would like to thank everyone who took part in the many events, to all their sponsors and patrons who have supported them in the good times and bad over the past 24 years.  Thanks also to S.S.E and R.S.S. workers and to the volunteers and committee members who did fantastic work, organising the various venues and helping with all the week-end’s events and festivities.  Looking forward to next year for our 25th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGICAL DAY WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS: on Sun 27th Nov 2pm – 4pm.  Guest appearance by ‘Tommy the Magician’.  Browse the Bric-a-Brac, book stall, bake sale (all homemade), children can play games etc.  Great prizes in the draw.  Hope to see you all there!

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: in the Marian Hall this Sun 20th Nov starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Cost €15.

 

 

 

CHRIST OUR KING

 

 

 

Some years ago, an American Soldier on a bus in Sweden told the man sitting next to him, “America is the most democratic country in the whole world.  Ordinary citizens may go to the White House to see the President and discuss things with him”.  The man said, “That’s nothing, here in Sweden, the King and people travel on the same bus”.  When the man got off the bus, the American was told by other passengers that he had been sitting next to King Gustav Adolf VI.  To really make Christ our King we must continue to strive to make Him the centre of all, and the goal to which all ends.  As this is the last Sunday in the Church’s year, I wish you a grace filled Feast of Christ Our King, and a very happy New Church Year to one and all.

 

 

 

WHY, OH WHY, GOD?

 

 

 

In our tears and sorrow we seek some reason – any reason – for the death of one we loved. Often in the depths of ourselves, the seeds of anger and bitterness grow until we cry out, “Why did it have to happen? Why, oh why did you do this to me God?”  We might also feel great anger and bitterness towards the one who has died.  Perhaps the death has left us burdened with unfinished business and unrealised goals; with family responsibilities and financial problems.  Anxiety and grief prompt us to direct our anger towards the deceased and we may repeatedly demand “Why did you die and leave me to face all this alone?”  We know our questions are unreasonable, but we have this unbearable hurt that leads us to think unsteadily.  We become a different person, one we hardly recognise.  A Welsh proverb states:  “There are three things that only God knows, - THE BEGINNING OF THINGS, THE CAUSE OF THINGS AND THE END OF THINGS”.  God, who knows ‘the end of things’ may not reveal truly satisfying answers to our questions today or tomorrow or even in the years to come.  But we have been left with a promise that one day we will understand.  Ours is a loving God who will not leave us floundering forever in confusion and questions born of grief.  Even though our ‘why’ may go unanswered, with God to help us we can emerge from our grief with a strange spirit and our mind and heart happy with Gods’ rich promise – “ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN ME WILL NEVER DIE”.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2015 TO NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

 

The following Funerals were celebrated in our Parish from November 2015 to this present November day 2016:

 

 

 

DECEASED                                                                DIED                                      FUNERAL DATE

 

 

 

Bridie Robinson, Lr. Aughrim & Dublin                 24th November 2015           27th Nov, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Tom Mulvihill, Woodgrove & Aughrim &              13th December                      16th Dec, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Oaklands Nursing Home

 

 

 

Anne Cunningham, Kilbaha                                     14th December                      18th Dec, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna                   30th December                      2nd Jan, Knockanure Church

 

 

 

& St Mary’s of the Angels, Beaufort

 

 

 

Patrick Curtin, Aughrim                                         29th December                      3rd Jan, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Bridget O’Brien, Barragougeen                          5th January 2016                8th Jan, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Emma O’Brien, Moyvane Village                             23rd January                                     26th Jan, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Eily Mai O’Flaherty, Moyvane Village                   29th January                         1st Feb, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Mary Cronin, Mail Rd Cross & Essex                     13th February                        27th Feb, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Margaret Flynn, Knockanure Village                      13th March                             15th March, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Birdie May Beaton, Ahalahana                              10th May                                 13th May, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Jimmy Fitzgerald, Woodgrove                              16th May                                 22nd May, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

Kitty Murphy, Riverdale Lodge, Kilmorna             10th September                     12th Sept, Knockanure Church

 

 

 

Tommy Stack, Keylod                                              7th October                           11th Oct, Moyvane Church

 

 

 

In Moyvane Church on Friday 25th at 7.30pm and in Knockanure Church on Tuesday 29th at 7.30pm Mass will be celebrated for all those mentioned above.  Special prayers and blessings will be given to family members, relations, neighbours and friends of the aforementioned.  May they Rest In Peace.

 

 

 

YEAR OF MERCY:  This Sun 20th Pope Francis will close the Holy Door in Rome, bringing to a close the Year of Mercy.  We are grateful for all the blessings that the past Year of Mercy has bestowed on so many and for the many who made a fresh start in their faith again.  Our blessings on Pope Francis today

 

 

 

             Sunday 20th November, 2016.

 

 

 

             Boro Extras

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

 

 

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Tues 22nd Nov 7.00pm-8.00pm.

 

 

 

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 23rd Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.

 

 

 

Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You Walk With Grief”: Sat 26th Nov. 10am-4pm.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL ENTERPRISE TOWN:  Bank of Ireland are hosting an Enterprise Town Event at Listowel Community Centre on Friday 25th Nov from 6pm – 9pm and on Sat 26th of Nov from 11am – 2pm. The initiative is to promote and showcase all that Listowel and the North Kerry Area has to offer in business, sports, schools and social community. It is open to the general public and admission is free. There are lots of activities planned over the two days so bring along your family & friends and use this opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping and support local business.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season.  You can e-mail your message to Moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie or text 087/6173000 or post your message on Moyvane Village Facebook.

 

 

 

                                                                        CANT’ BE DEAD!

 

 

 

Three-year-old Thomas was enquiring where his Grandma lived now.  After several confusing attempts to get round the question his mother finally admitted that she was dead.  “Why is she dead?” he asked.  “Because Jesus wanted her with Him”, replied his Mother.  “Well”, he said, in a very matter-of-fact way, “if she is with Jesus she can’t be dead” How very right indeed!

 

 

 

ST BERNARD WRITES…….

 

 

 

The Word of God is not a sounding but a piercing Word, not pronounceable by the tongue but efficacious in the mind, not sensible to the ear but fascinating to the affection.  His face is not an object possessing beauty of all beauty and all form but rather it is the source of all beauty and all form.  It is not visible to the bodily eyes, but rejoices the eyes of the heart and it is pleasing not because of the harmony of its colour but by reason of the ardour of the love it excites”.  Rejoice and be happy this weekend because “The Word of God “is with us.  Be thankful and praise Christ Our King.

 

 

 

THOUGH CRUCIFIED, JESUS IS STILL KING OF ALL HUMANITY

 

 

 

During a cruel and bloody war, a commander took an oath in the presence of his troops that he would slaughter the entire population of a certain town and in due cause the blood hounds of war were let loose on the defenceless people.  Now it so happens that a fugitive, seeking shelter, saw a sight which was indirectly the means of saving both his own life and the lives of others.  He spied a number of soldiers as they broke into a house, the inmates of which they put to the sword.  On leaving it, they fastened up the place again, and one of them, dipping a cloth into a pool of blood, splashed it on the door as a token to any who might follow of what had taken place inside.  Quick as his feet could carry him, the poor fugitive sped away to a large house in the centre of the town where a number of his friends were concealed and breathlessly told them what he had seen.  At once it flashed upon them how to act.  A goat was in the yard.  It was immediately killed, and its blood splashed on the door.  Scarcely could they close the door again when a band of soldiers rushed into the street and began to slay right and left.  But when they came to the blood-marked door, they made no attempt to enter.  The sword – so they thought – had already entered and performed its work in that house.  Thus, while the many around were put to death, all inside the blood – sprinkled door were saved.  Do we find joy in serving a crucified Lord and King?

 

 

 

THE LONG BOAT HOME

 

 

 

The Vatican’s Nativity scene will this year feature aspects of life that are close to Pope Francis’ heart namely the living conditions for migrants, treatment of the sick and care for creation.  Measuring an enormous 55 feet across, the Nativity set includes the Maltese boat, which Pope Francis says not only represents the traditional way of life for fishermen but also ‘the realities of migrants who said on makeshift boats to Italy’ The Christmas tree will be 82 feet tall and will remain in St. Peter’s Square until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on 8th January.

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 19th – 27th November     

 

 Saturday

 

19th Nov.            Joan Hilliard, Cahirdown, Months Mind /

 

Noreen Broderick, Bunagara,1st Anniversary/

 

Eva Murphy, Church Street / Jack McElligott & Deceased Family, Shrone West /

 

Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna / Patrick & Mary Murphy, Bedford / James, Kathleen & William Scragg, Ballyhorgan, Lixnaw /  Tim & Mary Horan,  Ennismore / Pat O Connor, Craughatoosane /

 

Margaret Halpin & Deceased Family Clounmacon / Tommy Sheahan, The Square /

 

Michael & Maura McElligott, Asdee /      Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

20th                                       World day of Remembrance of Road Crash Victims          9.00am

 

                Presentation Mass          12.00pm

 

Mon 21st                             James, Nora & Nora Mary Keane, Tanavalla /

 

Bridie Hannon, Gurtcreen            10.30am

 

Tues 22nd                           Jule Scanlon / Richard Dillon, Ennismore /

 

Pat Scully, O’Connell’s Ave.         10.30am

 

Wed 23rd                                                                            Margaret Dalton, Courthouse Lawn & Ballylongford / Catherine O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Teresa, Eileen, Chrissie & John Barrett           10.30am

 

Thurs 24th                                                           Jack & Mary Guiney, Moyvane & Deceased Family Members      10.30am

 

  Friday 25th                        Eamon O Connor, Gurtinard, Months Mind          10.30am

 

                Mass for the Deceased

 

(Nov. 1st 2015 to Oct. 2016)         7.00pm

 

 

 

Saturday

 

26th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

26th                                       Holy Souls on November Lists    10.30am

 

                Eileen O Connell, Woodford, Months Mind /

 

Edward Crowley, Cahirdown, Months Mind / John Harman, Cahirdown, Months Mind /

 

Philomena Walsh, Feale Dr. 1st Anniversary / Cornelius (Neilie) Dore, Woodford /

 

Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Maurice, Annie & Patrick Relihan, Ballylongford / Mary Healy, Greenville /

 

Ellen Halpin, Breda Hinkins Nee Halpin, John Joe Halpin, Johnny & Bridget O Sullivan Dirha Cottages & Ennismore /

 

Rita Moran, 1st Ann., Noreen Galvin, O’Connell’s Ave. & Anne Holly, England /

 

Tony Brennan, Listowel & Newcastlewest           

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

27th                        Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee, Birthday Rem. /

 

Richard & Margaret Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. & Eddie Huges, Cork /

 

Murt & Eileen Daly Knockane &

 

Eileen Larkin, Ballyduff /

 

Angela Lowney, Moyvane & Clonakilty, Cork       9.00am

 

                Denis, Mary & John McCarthy, Tarbert /

 

Thomas (Tom) O’Sullivan, Finuge              12.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 20th      November Fr.  Spring  0872935969    (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

RECENT DEATHS: Mary McClean nee Harman, late of Upper William St, Listowel whose funeral took place in Scotland during the week.

 

FUNERAL NOTICE Tim (Tise) O’Connor, died in Staten Island, New York & late of Ennismore & Killocrim. Requiem Mass in Ballybunion Church on Saturday next 26th November at 11am. burial of ashes in Ballybunion Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Kit Rowe nee Moriarty, Chicago / Eileen O Connor, Church St. / Eddie Flaherty, Charles St. / Padraig Guerin Ballyahadigue / Bridget & John Flaherty, Charles St. /  Pa Ahern & Deceased Members of the Keane Family, Ballygrennan & Chris & Mick Dillon, Ballygrennan / Tony Brennan, Listowel & Newcastlewest / James O Sullivan, Bedford.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents is taking place this weekend (19th Nov.) at our Saturday 6.15pm. Vigil Mass.

 

NORTH KERRY ANNUAL MASS & WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE MASS FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS is taking place on this Sunday morning (Nov. 20th) at 9.00am.  Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw our attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them.

 

PRESENTATION MASS We welcome Bishop Ray and the Presentation Secondary students and Staff who are joining us this Sunday  for our 12.00 noon Mass in anticipation of Presentation Day which is on this Monday, Nov. 21st We are delighted that you are joining us with our Parish Choir at  this  mass. 

 

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD Rosary will be recited at 3pm each Sunday afternoon during November for all the nameless souls interned there. All are welcome.

 

FINUGE GAA ANNUAL MASS Will takes place on Tuesday next 22nd Nov. at 7.30pm. in their Finuge Club Hse..

 

THE LEGION OF MARY have started  up and  meet each Wednesday  at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All welcome.

 

SERVICE OF LIGHT FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS OF  SCOIL REALTA  NA MAIDNE  takes place on Thursday night next ( 24th Nov.)  at 8pm. in the School.

 

SPECIAL MASS FOR  DECEASED OF PAST YEAR:  (Nov. 1st 2015 to Oct. 31st 2016 ) & whose requiem took place in this church  on Friday next, Nov. 25th  at 7.00 p.m, It is organised by the Parish Liturgy Group -view the List of 45 names (RIP) in the board  in front of Our Lady’s Altar. There will be  cuppa after the Mass in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

 

ENROLMENT OF OUR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES FOR 2017: Will take place at the Vigil Mass at 6.15pm. on Saturday night next 26th November.  All candidates and their parents are asked to attend.

 

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

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE We bring your attention to the newly published Diocesan pamphlet on the Permanent Diaconate.  Copies are available at the Parish Office or info at www.dioceseofkerry.ie Here in the diocese of Kerry there are two Deacon’s ordained and four more in training. For more information if interested contact Canon Declan or email admin@diocesofkerry.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 22nd Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 23rd Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You Walk With Grief”: Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm. Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.                                                 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

A CATECHESIS ON MARRIAGE & FAMILY Maryvale Institute International catholic College, a six-month distance learning course with two specialist modules on marriage and the family. Starting January 2017 for further information: tel: (0) 1213608118, email: mfcadmin@maryvale.ac.uk www.maryvale.ac.uk

 

LISTOWEL ENTERPRISE TOWN Bank of Ireland are hosting an Enterprise Town Event at Listowel Community Centre on Friday 25th November from 6pm – 9pm and on Saturday 26th of November from 11am – 2pm. The initiative is to promote and showcase all that Listowel and the North Kerry Area has to offer in business, sports, schools and social community. It is open to the general public and admission is free. There are lots of activities planned over the two days so bring along your family & friends and use this opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping and support local business.

 

TALK ON THE 5TH KERRYMAN KILLED DURING THE RISING &READING BY POET BRENDAN KENNELLY Duagh native and historian Mary McAuliffe will give a talk at 8pm on Thursday, November 24th in Duagh national school hall on Robert Dillon, from Lyreacrompane, who is now called the 'Fifth Kerryman' killed during the Easter Rising. She has researched the story of the local who was a successful businessman in Dublin's Moore Street and who died tragically while trying to get his family to safety during the worst fighting of the Rising. His name is now on the list of the Rising dead in Glasnevin Cemetery. His descendants are the Dillon family in the parish. Dr McAuliffe will also talk on the other men and women who took part in the Rising and who were active during the Revolutionary Years. Poet and Ballylongford native Brendan Kennelly will give a poetry reading and there will also be a musical interlude. This event is

 

a fundraiser for the local transition year students who are travelling with the Hope Foundation to Kolkata and entry is €5 per family. Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising - A Centenary Record will be for sale at a special price on the night. All are welcome.

 

INVITATION TO MEDJUGORJE FOR 2017. June 21th ex Shannon.0ffer price 619 Euro Spiritual directors: Fr. Joe Begley and Fr. Danny Broderick August 2nd. Ex Cork Youth Festival. Spiritual director Fr. John Keane Sept 20th. Ex Cork. Offer price 629 Euro. Spiritual Director Fr. Brian Boyle.

 

Deposit 50 euro will secure place Early booking offer.

 

In order to avail of 100 euro off bookings must be paid in full by Dec. 12th 2016 Contact Tom Dennehy 0876468658 for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE Knockanure and Listowel PARISH NEWSLETTER 12 Nov. 2016

 

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  

 

                        OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

 

                                                HOLY SOULS MASSES THIS COMING WEEK

 

We have six Masses for those on the November lists and on the Remembrance Trees this week:

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Mon 14th 7.30pm; Tues 15th 10am;   Thurs 17th 7.30pm

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Wed 16th 10am; Thurs 17th 10am; Sun 20th 10am

 

                                                Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat          12th         7.30pm                Patsy Healy, Leitrim East & UK (Rec Dec)

 

KNOCKANURE:                                Sun        13th        10.00am               Jack Carmody (Anni) & Dec of the Carmody Family

 

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

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 14th to Sunday 20th November

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                                                                Mon        14th        7.30pm                Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                                Tues      15th        10.00am               Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                                Wed        16th        7.30pm                Mary & Maurice Dowling, Tarbert & their son Hillary

 

                                                                                                                                & Seán Larkin, Carrueragh

 

                                                                Thurs     17th         7.30pm                Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                                Fri           18th        10.00am               Richard Sheehan, The Village, Birthday Remembrance

 

                                                                Sat          19th         7.30pm                Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                Sun         20th        11.00am               Bridie Cambell, Aughrim & UK (1st Anni)

 

                                                                                                12.30pm               Christmas Mass in Marian Hall – see notice opp page

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                                                                Mon      14th        12noon Deceased members of the Community Centre

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass will be celebrated in the Community Centre)

 

Tues       15th         7.30pm                Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Wed      16th        10.00am               Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

Thurs      17th        10.00am               Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

           

 

                                 Fri          18th         7.30pm                50th Anni of Scoil Chorp Chríost with Bishop Ray                                                                                 Sun         20th        10.00am               Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

Information

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Yours truly ( 089/4044816. Presbytery ( 068/49308.

 

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

 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS:  Offertory  €1,575.36.  Holy Souls €1,039. Very many thanks.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  at all Masses this weekend in aid of Irish Church Commissions & Agencies.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Donal Kennelly, Castlebar, who is a first cousin to the Kennelly Family, Kilbaha.  May Donal Rest Gently.

 

MEMORIAL MASS:  For the deceased members of Kerry Group in Lixnaw Church on Wed 16th Nov at 8pm.

 

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost opened its doors.  We will celebrate this milestone, on this Fri 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm, Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church at 7.30 p.m.  followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back.  Choir Practice for Jubilee mass on Wednesday 16th at 7.30 p.m.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: AGM Tues 15th Nov at 8pm in the Marian Hall Moyvane.

 

ICA:  The ICA had a very nice 'Remembrance' Mass for deceased past members and their families on Tues last. Thanks to all who attended.  Meeting on Tues 15th at 7:30pm to plan for our Family Fun Day on Sun 27th Nov.

 

FR. PAT MOORE’S BOOK LAUNCH: On Fri 18th Nov at 7.30pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel, Fr Pat’s new book 'Weathering A Storm' will be launched by parishioner Gerard Barrett. Adm is free and everyone is welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Marueen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

 

DAILY HUMBLED AND CHALLANGED

 

Nov 2nd the Feast of All Souls, for our evening Mass in Moyvane, I was deeply touched by the very large numbers who were at this Mass.  Indeed your attendance at all our Holy Souls Masses has simply been fantastic.  Thank you.  Our Holy Souls are wonderful characters for blessing, guiding and touching us deeply during these November days.  They even have arranged for the falling leaves to have such a delightful array of colour as they gently part from our trees.  Letting go – dying so that new leaves can and will return around Easter time – Resurrection time.  When I was a student in Dublin back in the seventies in College we had a staff member in house-keeping and cooking.  She was simply fantastic.  She was a colourful woman whose energy brought joy and blessings into a room but whose history of marriage somewhat paralleled that of the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus in the Scriptures.  None of us knew for sure how often she’d been married and her current man was not her husband.  On one Feast Day of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Brendan Comiskey was coming to the College to say Mass.  Before Mass at the time of gathering, I was given the task of bringing the Bishop to meet the staff in a formal reception line of which she was part.  Bishop Brendan would shake each person’s hand and engage him or her in a brief exchange.  When he came to her, she gave him her name and told him what she did at the College.  He shook her hand and by way of greeting and in conversation asked her: “Are you married?”  She wasn’t quite prepared for that question.  She stammered a bit and replied: “Yes, no, well, kind of?”  Then breaking into a grin said, “Actually, your Grace, I’m living in sin!” To his credit Bishop Brendan grinned as well.  He got what she was saying, not just her words, but also the nuance that her grin conveyed.  Living in sin!  What is Catholic moral theology trying to say with this kind of concept when so many Catholics find such concepts unintelligible and very offensive?

 

HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD?

 

Not everyone like Bishop Brendan has a sense of humour about this.  So what’s to be done?  How do we move forward?  Do we simply abandon a lot of classical moral teachings because so many people today are taking offence at its concepts and language?  Admittedly, it’s a huge problem with a lot of sincere people weighing-in very differently on this issue, as seen at Pope Francis’ Synod in Rome on Marriage and Family Life.  How do we hold authentic Christian moral grounds and at the same time properly account for the actual reality of millions of people including many of our own families and children?  How do we in 2016 name the moral reality of people who are living in situations that, while clearly life-giving, are not in line with Christian principles?  How do we name the moral reality of so many of our own children and loved ones who are living in with partners to whom they are not married but who are drawing life from that relationship?  How do we name the moral situation of that excellent and so Christian woman from my College during my student days?  Her situation while irregular in terms of the Church’s teaching on marriage, but none the less whose presence in any room, including our College, brings life, joy and so many blessings.   Are they living in sin?  Does their situation include some intrinsic evil?

 

WE NEED A NEW LANGUAGE

 

We need a new language within moral theology to answer these questions, or at least in words that our present culture can understand and be challenged by.  It won’t be easy – but we have a fantastic Pope, who like me, is very, very uncomfortable with that awful phrase ‘living in sin!’  The task is to hold our moral ground, challenge a culture which no longer understands or accepts our former way of understanding those things, and yet, at the same time, not bend the truth to the times, nor the Gospel to the World, even as we try a better name for the moral situation within which so many in our world and our loved ones find themselves in.

 

HUMBLED AND CHALLANGED

 

Here in our Parish, and indeed in all Parishes that I have had the privilege to work in, both in England and Ireland, I continue to be daily humbled and challenged by the love, grace, faith and wonderful blessings I see flowing out of people whose situations are ‘irregular’.  How can the good be bad?  November Masses for the Holy Souls (all those on the November Lists and on the Remembrance Trees) call us to come to meet and greet

 

Jesus who loves and understands all our hidden difficulties and anxieties.  Join us as we continue to make it a November to remember all our Faithful Departed.  All are welcome to these Masses.  Join us please.

 

                                                                                 Sunday 13th November, 2016.

 

                                                                                                 Boro Extras

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT:  in Castleisland Parish Church on Mon 5th Dec.  Special guests Castleisland Parish Choir and Brosna Musicians.  Doors open 7pm. Tickets €20 available at Castleisland Parish Office, St. John’s Parish Centre and the Cathedral Office, Killarney in aid of Brosna Parish Church Renovation Fund.  As you are so very generous in this Parish, on behalf of the Finance Committee, we have decided to donate €200 to the above fund.  They are struggling so your support is deeply appreciated.  Thank you.

 

POSTERS & LEAFLETS IN CHURCH:  Would those who regularly leave posters and leaflets at the back of both Churches please have the curtesy to drop these into the Parish Office and we can put them on display

 

ourselves.  Thank you.

 

ST. PATRICK’S CAMPUS THURLES INFORMATION EVENING: If you are interested in a second-level teaching career in Business Studies, Accountancy, Irish and Religious Studies then the Mary Immaculate College, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles Information Evening is a must for you. Come along on Thurs 24th Nov from 6pm – 8pm, meet with our lecturers and students and see what MIC St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles can offer you. For more information visit www.mic.ul.ie or ( 0504/21201.

 

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE: provide live in carers for the elderly in your area.  If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087/9916791 or visit www.alhomecare.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  A Positive Approach to Scripture:  Mon 14th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 16th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues 15th Nov 7pm-8pm.

 

Bereavement Support Day -“Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”: Sat 26th Nov 10am-4pm.

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Sat 19th Nov 9.45am-4.00pm.

 

Contact the Retreat Centre on 066/7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net for further details.

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP 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 in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thurs, Nov 17th from 8 -10pm.  Adm €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087/2193670.

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact: O’Shea’s on 066/7180123.

 

MY FIRST COUSIN:  Your prayerful support would be greatly appreciated as, God willing I head to England next Sunday evening for Michael’s funeral.  Michael was the brother I never had!  Pray for all of us.  May Michael reap the rewards of his labour.  May Linda and Claire and all the family be helped at this time by God’s loving presence and your prayers.  May he Rest In Peace.

 

GOOD LUCK:  To Moyvane Seniors as they take on Tarbert in Bally this Sun at 1pm.  Good luck to all involved.

 

Our prayerful good wishes go to top supporter Jerry Brosnan, hope he will be back among us very shortly.

 

                   LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA

 

It is important that you keep the following phone numbers in your homes for sick calls and emergencies.

 

These are the days that our three Priests in the Pastoral Area cover.

 

Monday & Wednesday                 Fr. Mossie Brick                                                087/9473317                     

 

Tuesday & Saturday                       Fr. Declan O’Connor                                       087/0908949     

 

Thursday & Friday                           Fr. Kevin McNamara                       089/4044816

 

The Priest on duty each Sunday will be listed in the Newsletter.

 

IT MUST BE EASY FOR HER

 

The next time this thought creeps into your mind, remember this: It isn’t easy for any of us to overcome the past, to forget the pain we have suffered, to let go, to get up when we are tired, to smile when we feel like crying.  Yet there are gifts in all experiences and we can make a choice to see the light even in dark places.

 

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:

 

    I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.

    You don’t get much done by starting tomorrow.

    A smile has more than its face value.

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 5th      13th   November     

 Saturday

12th Nov.            Prionsias (Frank) Kelly, Derry & Donegal, 1st Ann.  / Anne O Keeffe, Tralee, Recently Deceased / Dermot Buckley, Bridge Rd. /

Irene McElligott, Craughatoosane /

Paddy Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Ballygologue Pk. / John Sayers, Greenville /

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

Maire & Tom Keane, The Lodge /

Finbarr McAuliffe, Church St.  &

John O Hara, Newcastlewest /

Norma Ryan, Skehenerin / John & Tom Daly, Bridge Rd. / Dr. Robert Corridan, The Square /

James, Mary Anne & John Enright, Dromurrin &

John, Brendan & Martina Guiney, Charles St. /

Paddy  Devey, Willow Place         Vigil

6.15pm

Sunday

13th                                       Sean Boland, Market St. /

Mossie Molyneaux, Woodford /

Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd /

Teddy & Margaret Hartnett, Lartigue Village & Clieveragh/ Nora Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave                9.00am

                Remembrance Sunday  12.00pm

Mon 14th                            Mary Mc Loughlin, Crossmolina, Mayo /

Anne Looney Skehenerin             10.30am

Tues 15th                            Peggy Mahony Conway & Nora Mahony & Deceased Family Members   10.30am

Wed 16th                                                                            Margaret Stack, Charles St & John Rowan, Tarbert / Jeremiah Broderick, Gale Cross     10.30am

Thurs 17th                                                           Paddy, Patrick & Mary Dillon, Gortacrissane         10.30am

  Friday 18th                        Jeremiah Kelliher, Greenville      10.30am

 

Saturday

19th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

19th                                       Holy Souls on November Lists    10.30am

                Joan Hilliard, Cahirdown, Months Mind /

Noreen Broderick, Bunagara,1st Anniversary/

Eva Murphy, Church Street / Jack McElligott & Deceased Family, Shrone West /

Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gurtnaglana, Kilmorna / Patrick & Mary Murphy, Bedford / James, Kathleen & William Scragg, Ballyhorgan, Lixnaw /  Tim & Mary Horan,  Ennismore / Pat O Connor, Craughatoosane /

Margaret Halpin & Deceased Family Clounmacon              Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 Sunday

20th                        World day of Remembrance of Road Crash Victims         9.00am

                Mass honouring Feast of Presentation   12.00pm

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 13th      November Fr.  McNamara 0894044816    (emergencies only)

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

RECENT DEATHS: Nuala Hurley, Cork & O’Connell’s Ave.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Peggy Walsh, Ivy House, The Square / Mai Stack, Feale Drive / John Jack Flavin, Dirha Cottages / John Sayers, Greenville / Margaret Duggan, Dirha East.

CHURCH NOTICES

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION for IRISH CHURCH COMMISSION & AGENCIES will be taken up after Holy Communion this weekend 12th & 13th Nov.

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR WORLD WAR 1 will be celebrated at the 12.00 noon mass on this Sunday. Following  Mass there will be celebrations  in St. John’s, The Square. There will be bag pipers to play music, a wreath laying ceremony with the last post/revallie and the National Anthem being played. Followed by a roll call of the names of the 155 men/boys that died from the Listowel and the North Kerry area in WW1. Canon Declan will oblige with a prayer and a blessing on the day.  All are welcome to attend.

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD The Rosary will be recited in Teampill Ban Famine Graveyard at 3pm each Sunday during November. Beginning this Sunday November 13th. Do come along and visit this peaceful little corner of Lovely Listowel and spare a little time for all the nameless souls interned there.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP Will meet on Monday 14th November at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

ACTIVE RETIRED ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS will take place on Tuesday next Nov. 15th at 3pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.  A special tribute will be paid to the late Micheál O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs (recently deceased).

PARISH BAPTISMAL TEAM: Our Parish Baptismal Teams are up and running and doing a great job in preparing our young parents as they present their children for Baptism. A meeting of above group will take place on this Tuesday Nov. 15th at 8.00 pm. in the Presbytery. All members please attend.

THE LEGION OF MARY is up and running and will meet next Wednesday 16th at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

PARISH RETREAT: Facilitated by Noirin Ni Rian of Glenstal Abbey. St. John’s, Listowel, Saturday next, November 19th 10am-4pm.  Contact Parish Office 21188.

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME for our First Holy Communion children and their parents will take place next weekend 19th November at the Saturday 6.15pm. Vigil Mass.

NORTH KERRY ANNUAL MASS & WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS at the 9.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning (Nov. 20th )  at 9am.  Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw the our attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them.

PRESENTATION MASS In anticipation of Presentation Day which is Monday, Nov. 21st the students and staff of the Presentation Secondary School, Listowel will host the 12.00 noon Mass on Sunday next ( Nov. 20th ) and we are honoured that our Bishop, Ray Browne will be the main celebrant of the mass.  We are delighted that our young people will sing with our Parish Choir and be involved in the mass. 

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

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CRAFT FAIR After 12.00 noon Masson  this Sunday, drop over to the Craft fair at the Seanchai Centre and to the food market at the Listowel Arms Hotel, organised as part of Listowel Food Fair. Both are open from 11am to 5pm.  Free entry.

FR PAT MOORE: Launches his new book ‘Weathering A Storm' on Friday 18 Nov. at 7.30 in the Arms hotel. All are welcome.

ST. JOHNS: Poor Jimmy – a comic drama with a local cast, Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th November at 8pm.

LOST & FOUND A sum of money was found on Tuesday morning at 9.30am in the cows lawn near the cemetery – Contact Parish Office.

KERRY INGREDIENTS a memorial mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients Listowel at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday next Nov.16th Nov. at 8pm.

 

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

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR meeting will take place on Monday 14th at 8.30pm. in the parish meeting room. 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP 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, November 17 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

MOYVANE KNOCKANURE  PARISH NEWSLETTER Sunday Nov. 6th 2016

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 089/4044816 Presbytery & Office ( 068/49308.

 

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

 

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

 

                        OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

 

In our Parish people are nourished and inspired by the Word of God.  It is a Parish Community where love is tangible and practical. It is a place where people pray together.  Our Parish Community is centered on Jesus Christ, on knowing and loving Him.  It is incarnated in the love, care, and respect we show to one another.

 

                  HOLY SOULS MASSES THIS COMING WEEK

 

We have six Masses for those on the November lists and on the Remembrance Trees this week:

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:   Mon 7th     7.30pm;   Tues 8th         10.00am;    Wed 9th   7.30pm.

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Tues 8th   7.00pm;  Thurs 10th    7.30pm;                Fri 11th   10.00am.

 

 

 

                             Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:        Sat      5th       7.30pm          Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                   Sun      6th      10.00am          Paddy, Bridie & Jack Flavin, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

MOYVANE:                                      11.00am          Danny & Joan Enright, Aughrim & Glin (Anni)

 

                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 7th to Sunday 13th November

 

                            Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

                           Mon       7th     7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                Tues      8th    10.00am          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish List & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                             8th    8.00pm     ICA Mass for all Deceased Members in Marian Hall 

 

                                                Wed      9th     7.30pm          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                Sat      12th     7.30pm          Patrick (Patsy) Healy, Leitrim East & UK (Rec Dec)

 

                                                Sun      13th    11.00am          Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

 

                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

                           Tues  8th    7.00pm     Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Tree

 

           

 

                   Thurs 10th       7.30pm         Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Trees)

 

                                                Fri       11th      10.00am          Holy Souls (Dec on Parish Lists & Remembrance Trees)

 

          

 

                                                             7.30pm          Michael Lane, Beenanaspig (Anni)

 

                                                                         8.30pm     Maurice Collins, Lisaniskea & Tralee (Rec Dec)

 

                                                Sun     13th     10.00am          Jack Carmody, Knockanure (Anni) & Deceased Members

 

                                                                                                of the Carmody Family

 

Information

 

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 next weekend 13th/14th in aid of Irish Church Commissions & Agencies.

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Eamon ‘Bomber’ O’Connor, l/o Mike The Pies Bar, Listowel, we offer our prayerful sympathy to his Family but especially to brothers Tom & Denis and their wives Eileen & Maureen who join us for Eucharistic Celebrations both in Knockanure & Moyvane.  To Fr. Kevin on the death of his first cousin Michael McNamara, Derbyshire, U.K.  To John O’Sullivan, Glenalappa & all the O’Sullivan Family on the death of his Grandfather Micheál. May Eamon, Michael & Micheál Rest In Peace.  Masses for the aforementioned will be celebrated shortly in our Parish.

 

NOVEMBER LISTS:  Very many thanks for your most generous offerings which to date have amounted to €1,138.  Such large attendance at the November Masses for our Holy Souls shows how lovingly and positively you all hold and honour your faithful departed.  This coming week we have Six Masses for all included on the November lists and on our Remembrance Trees.  Note times please.  Morning Masses included for those who may find it difficult to come out on these dark evenings. Please invite neighbours and friends to these Masses.  All are welcome.  Many thanks.

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE ALTAR SOCIETY:  We are most fortunate and indeed richly blessed to have a loyal and very dedicated group of Parishioners who volunteer in arranging the flowers for the Church in Moyvane. Many thanks to Olive, Eileen, Anne, Marie, Mary, Ita, Sharon, Marie, Maura, Karina, Catherine & Madge who freely give of their time to adorn our Altars with beautiful flower arrangements. May the Lord reward you for such great generosity.  Thank you so very much. New volunteers welcome.  See Eileen Collins.  

 

THE ANNUAL ICA NOVEMBER MASS:  is on in the Marian Hall on this Tues eve at 8pm. All deceased past members and their families will be prayed for at this special Mass. All parishioners are most welcome. We will have tea and a chat after mass!

 

GOOCH & BARRY JOHN IN TOWN: 'Míle Buíochas' to all who came to the raising of our first Green Flag in Murhur N.S. on Friday last.  A sincere 'Thank you' to our special guests Colm Cooper and Barry John Keane who proved to be such a success on the day. It was a wonderful and proud occasion for the School and Parish.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: will take place in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Maureen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX: Christmas all wrapped up on Sun 4th Dec featuring Arts, Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion & a visit from Santa.  If interested in exhibiting ( Mirium 087/9421862 or Geraldine 087/2684540.

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREERS SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting at Family Resource Centre on Tues Nov 8th at 12.30pm.

 

                           TIME WILL TELL – GOD’S MINUTE

 

Time is the one commodity that measures our days.  Even in retirement, clocks or watches are often presented!  This day, some people are ‘killing time’ – nothing to do and all day to do it.  Others will give anything for more time as they face terminal illness.  More will be ‘marking time’ at home or at school.  Indeed, some reading this may be a bit breathless in the rush to get out on time for Sunday Mass.  We need to foster prudence and foresight.  To be able to read the warning signs and to take precautions accordingly is wisdom in action.  To me it seems that people who do great things for God and neighbour have no difficulty in using their time, only in finding enough of it to go around.  In this lovely poem entitled ‘God’s Minute’ someone once wrote:

 

I have only just a minute,

 

Only sixty seconds in it,

 

Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,

 

Didn’t seek it, Didn’t choose it,

 

But it’s up to me to use it

 

I must suffer if I loose it

 

Give account if I abuse it,

 

Just a tiny minute –

 

But eternity is in it….

 

Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.  Please make these present November days special for all our Holy Souls.  We invite you to make time to come to the Masses this week honouring and remembering all our Faithful Departed listed on our November lists and named on our Remembrance Trees.  See times and dates on opposite page.

 

FACE TO FACE MEETING - THANKS TO POPE FRANCIS

 

There is awful anger and grievance in Venezuela as the people wish to remove their President Nicola Maduro.  However, the Venezuelan Government and Opposition and Representatives sat down at the negotiation table last Sunday, one week after President Maduro had visited the Vatican and had a meeting with Pope Francis for one hour.  Pope Francis urged him to hold talks with the Opposition sooner rather than later.  In the first face-to-face meeting with the two sides this year President Maduro shook hands with the five Opposition Leaders who attended the talks.  On Friday next the 11th they will have ‘National Dialogue’-no mediators, no solicitors, just both sides face-to-face.  Pope Francis is over joyed.  He cried with joy and said “the fact that both sides met last Sunday and gathering again on Friday next, is so very positive and very Christian”.  Let us all pray for Venezuela this week as they gather on Friday.  It is good for both sides to talk, especially face-to-face.  Well done Pope Francis.

 

                                    Sunday 6th November, 2016.

 

           Boro Extras

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season.  You can e-mail your message to Moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie or text 087/6173000 or post your message on Moyvane Village Facebook.

 

HISTORY TALK:  ‘Firies 1916 and Volunteers’ Actions’ in Tralee Library on Tues 8th Nov at 7.30pm.

 

SONGS OF LOVE AND PRAISE: A concert devoted to the sacred choral music of St. Mary's Cathedral Choral Director Aidan O' Carroll takes place at the Friary Church, Killarney, on Sun, Nov 13th at 8pm. St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Sopranos Miriam Murphy and Aisling O' Carroll, Baritone Gavan Ring, Flautist Ermelinda Qejvani. Tickets available at the door on the night or from Kerry School of Music. Tel: 066/7125690.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  A Positive Approach to Dealing with Stress: Mon 7th Nov  7pm-8.30pm.

 

An hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues 8th Nov 7pm-8pm.

 

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 9th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”: Sat 26th Nov 10am-4pm.

 

Self-Care Day:  Saturday 19th Nov. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: 066/7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.

 

GOD’S WORD IS A LIVING WORD

 

This story happened in my 10th year of Priesthood in Sherman Oaks, California.  I was giving Missions in many Parishes all around Sherman Oaks with lots of Prayer Meetings on Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm.  A prominent Parishioner who gave me tremendous support and lots of encouragement arrived on Saturday just on his way back from a Gay Pride March.  Several Gay and Lesbian people had come with him to the Prayer Meeting.  I was at the front of the hall and was trying to start the Prayer Meeting.  I could hardly be heard over a jeering group of protestors at the back of the hall.  They had some knowledge that some Gay and Lesbian people were coming to the Prayer Meeting.  “Sinners!” they shouted, “Repent of your sick and evil ways!” The protestors got louder and angrier, waving their Bibles over their heads.  I asked for silence and eventually got it and said an opening prayer.  I then invited the Gay and Lesbian people to come to the front.  Then, the whole group at the front turned and looked at all who had gathered from the Prayer Meeting.  “Shame, Shame”, they chanted softly, shaking their heads.  Then I moved it on to the chant “Jesus loves me and Jesus loves you”, over and over again.  The gay group kept chanting this gently, but that was too much.  Suddenly, one, then another and another of the protestors jumped up on the tables at the back of the room.  Soon, they were all screaming together, “Jesus hates you! Jesus hates you! Jesus hates you!” The words came with such violent anger that all the gay people grew silent, fearing for their lives.  The Parishioner who invited them was really afraid.  But more than this, the Parishioner was filled with rage and sorrow.  Sorrow that the name of Jesus could be so violently taken in vain.  What would ever give anyone the right to say “Jesus hates you”, to another human being?  What sort of faith is this?  What witness so righteous, so right that Jesus’ name could ever be used for such hateful condemnation?  I wish I could tell you that I made up this story.  I did not.  Indeed I fear it has probable been repeated many times in many places.  People often twist Jesus’ words to their own purpose and make them mean what they want them to mean.  Do you ever do it?

 

                                    DIVIDED STATES

 

The world is watching in baffled astonishment as the USA Presidential Election takes place on Tuesday in what has been one of the most divisive elections in American history.  I really wonder can our prayers help them.  Their anger, awful language and hatred are terrible to witness.  They have no respect for each other.  Maybe our prayers might help them focus on what it means both in duty and example as to what is involved in being President of the United States.  Their constitution, a masterpiece of Political ingenuity that has held conflicting forces in balance for more than two centuries is undergoing one of its most severe trials. Will Donald Trump be tamed? If Hillary Clinton becomes President will she have so many dark forces unleashed against her, led by Trump in total opposition to her?  The world holds its breath.  Please God our prayer for good language and a willingness to serve rather than promotion of self will touch both candidates.

 

NEXT WEEK:  The phrase ‘LIVING IN SIN’ - join us next week for a special observation and sharing about this phrase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 5th      13th   November     

 

 Saturday

 

5th Nov.               Noreen Lyons, Cahirdown /

 

Stephen & Tony Whelan, Finuge /

 

Nelly & Jackie O Flaherty, Greenville /

 

Mary & John Linnane, Urlee, Lisselton /

 

Helen O Keeffe, England & Charles St. /

 

Maureen & James Keane, William St. /

 

Kathleen McCarthy, Tanavalla /

 

Breda Mahony, Cahirdown /

 

Tom, Bridget, William & Sean Thornton, Gortnaminch / Maureen Dowling, Derry /

 

Paddy Horgan & Gerard Griffin, Charles St. /

 

Joe Heffernan, Clieveragh /

 

Teresa O’Sullivan nee Lucey, Charles St.                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

6th                          People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Jim Scanlon, Dirha East, Month Mind /

 

Thomas Sheehan, Ballygologue Pk 1st Anniv.

 

Danny & Nora O Donoghue, Bedford /

 

Nora & Paddy Lyons, Charles St. /

 

Francis Carton, Galway / Deceased Members of the O’Donoghue family, Bedford / Ned & Joan Brick, Dirha & Charles St.           12.00pm

 

Mon 7th                               Tom, Seán Sheehy & Sr. Elizabeth Anne Sheehy, Asdee 10.30am

 

Tues 8th                               Mass of thanksgiving /

 

Special Intention Operation        10.30am

 

Wed 9th                                                                               PEOPLE OF THE PARISH 10.30am

 

Thurs 10th                                                           Special Intention              10.30am

 

  Friday 11th                        Patrick & Nora Carey & Deceased Family, Convent St.     10.30am

 

Saturday

 

12th   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Saturday

 

12th                                       Holy Souls           10.30am

 

                 Prionnsias (Frank) Kelly, Derry & Donegal, 1st Ann.  / Anne O Keeffe, Tralee, Recently Deceased / Dermot Buckley, Bridge Rd. /

 

Irene McElligott, Craughatoosane /

 

Paddy Canty, O’Connell’s Ave. & Ballygologue Pk. / John Sayers, Greenville /

 

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

 

Maire & Tom Keane, The Lodge /

 

Finbarr McAuliffe, Church St.  &

 

John O Hara, Newcastlewest /

 

Norma Ryan, Skehenerin /

 

John & Tom Daly, Bridge Rd.      

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

13th                       Sean Boland, Market St. /

 

Nora Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave /

 

Mossie Molyneaux, Woodford /

 

Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd             9.00am

 

                Remembrance Sunday 12.00pm

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 6th      November  Fr.  Brick  087-9473317    (emergencies only)

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

RECENT DEATHS: Eamon O Connor, Gurtinard.

 

Micheál O’Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Nellie McDonald, Main St. / Agnes Kelly, Charles St. / Noel O Sullivan, Gortnaminch.

 

NOVEMBER VISIT TO OUR CEMETERIES ON

 

THIS SUNDAY NOV. 6THYou are invited to come to your local cemetery to pray for our dead.  Canon Declan will lead a short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes approx.) in each of our graveyards where we will pray for all our dead buried in that cemetery. 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery. 

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD will take place on this Saturday vigil Mass only this weekend.

 

FR. SEAN O SHEEHY COURSE last session on prayer - topic is The Holy Mass: The Most Complete Prayer  Monday 7th November in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LECTIO DIVINA: Every Tuesday after  Mass in Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LITURGY GROUP will meet on Wednesday next the 9th November at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

WORKING WITH MARY.  The Legion of Mary is holding an explanatory meeting on Wednesday 9th November at 8 p.m. in the Parish meeting room.  They would like to extend an invitation to all to attend.  It is hoped that it will be an opportunity to learn more about this Irish and international organisation with the view to establishing a local group.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meeting will take place on Thursday 10th November at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL meeting will take place on Friday next the 11th November at 8pm in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

IRISH CHURCH COMMISSION & AGENCIES ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION will be take up at all Masses, after Holy Communion  12th & 13th  Nov.

 

THE YEAR OF MERCY: will come to a close on November 20th, the Feast of Christ the King, when Pope Francis closes the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome. The holy doors around the world will be closed on Sunday next , Nov 13th

 

PARISH RETREAT: Facilitated by Noirin Ni Rian of Glenstal Abbey. St. John’s, Listowel, Saturday November 19th 10am-4pm. More Information/bookings contact Parish Office 21188  Limited numbers left.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS OF OUR CHURCH will be  available at the Parish Office from Wednesday onwards. Individual Cards are €1.00 each and pack of 6 for €5.00. Also we have Christmas Mass Bouquet cards.

 

                                                                                                                            

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP Holds its monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday, November 8 at 12.30pm.

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR WORLD WAR 1 will take place in St. John’s, The Square after 12noon. Mass on next Sunday (Nov. 13th). There will be bag pipers to play music, a wreath laying ceremony with the last post/revallie and the national anthem being played. Followed by a roll call of the names of the 155 men/boys that died from the Listowel and the North Kerry area in WW1. Canon Declan will oblige with a prayer and a blessing on the day. The service will take 30/40 mins max. All are welcome to attend.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL aims to raise awareness and help reduce Alcohol harm in Listowel by supporting local people to be part of a local solution. You are invited to attend an Information Night on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 8pm in Listowel Family Resource Centre.  For info: contact Ger Lowe, KDYS Youth Centre, 087 9263803.

 

FR PAT MOORE LAUNCHES HIS NEW BOOK ‘Weathering A Storm'. on Friday 18 Nov. at 7.30 in the Arms hotel. All welcome.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

KERRY INGREDIENTS a memorial mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients Listowel at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 16th Nov. at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Would you like to become a volunteer for children's Storytime and other events?. Do you have 45 Minutes to spare on a Saturday morning or afternoon?. If 'Yes' then pop into and speak to a member of staff for more details Tel: 068-23044.

 

SONGS OF LOVE AND PRAISE: A concert devoted to the sacred choral music of St. Mary's Cathedral Choral Director Aidan O' Carroll takes place at the Friary Church, Killarney, on Sunday, November 13th at 8pm. St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Sopranos Miriam Murphy and Aisling O' Carroll, Baritone Gavan Ring, Flautist Ermelinda Qejvani. Tickets available at the door on the night or from Kerry School of Music. Tel: 066 7125690.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net. A Positive Approach to Dealing with Stress: Paul Montgomery, Monday 7th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm. An hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 8th Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 9th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Bereavement Support Day -“Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”, Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm.

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday 19th Nov. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett 0872498061. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

STRIKING A CHORD stories & poems from over 40 North Kerry writers.  All the proceeds will go to Áras Mhuire.  Costs €10 Euro on Thursday Nov 10th at 7pm in St. John's, Listowel.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX will hold a Christmas All Wrapped up on Sunday December 4th featuring a variety of Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion and much, much more with a visit from Santa.   Anyone interested in exhibiting please contact Mirium on 087 9421862 or Geraldine on  087 2684540.

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. ( 089/4044816 Presbytery & Office ( 068/49308.

 

 

 

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 22nd and Sunday 23rd October

 

 

 

MOYVANE VIGIL:                             Sat           22nd         7.30pm              Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE:                                Sun          23rd     10.00am                Michael & Julia O’Sullivan, Trien (Anni)

 

 

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sun          23rd     11.00am                Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni) & his loving parents

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat

 

 

 

                                                                Weekday Masses:  Monday 24th to Sunday 30th October

 

 

 

                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane:

 

 

 

                                                                Mon      24th          7.30pm                Jimmy Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim & London (1st Anni)

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                & his loving parents Patrick & Margaret

 

 

 

                                                                Tues      25th          7.30pm                Enrolment Celebration Murhur N.S. (No Mass)                                                                                  Fri                                                           Fri           28th          7.30pm                Emma O’Brien (nee Holly), The Village

 

 

 

                                                                Sat          29th         7.00pm                Liam Sexton, Knockanure (Anni) (please note time)

 

 

 

                                                                Sun        30th     11.00am   Ann Higgins, Coolock (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:

 

 

 

                                                                Wed      26th          7.30pm                Enrolment Celebration Scoil Chorp Chríost (No Mass)

 

 

 

                                                                Sun     30th            10.00am               Joan Hillard, Tullamore, Listowel (Rec Dec)

 

 

 

ENROLMENT CELEBRATIONS: for the thirteen children who will be making their Holy Communion, God willing, next May.  Parents, Family & Friends will assemble for Murhur N.S. on Tues 25th at 7.30pm in Moyvane Church and for Scoil Chorp Chríost on Wed 26th at 7.30pm in Knockanure Church.  Your prayerful support for the children, their families & teachers is deeply appreciated.  All welcome to attend the Liturgy of the Word and Commitment celebrations.

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:  To Bernie & Jack Walsh, Moyvane North on the death of Bernie’s sister Ann Higgins, l/o Coolock, Dublin.  Ann’s funeral was on Sat 22nd in Coolock.  To Marie Walsh & Family, Barragougeen on the death of her aunt Joan Hillard, l/o Tullamore, Listowel whose funeral was celebrated in Listowel on Wed last.  Our prayerful support to all who mourn Ann and Joan at this time and may they both enjoy New Life and Rest In Peace with the Lord forever.  Amen.  A Mass for Joan will be celebrated on Sun 30th at 10am in Knockanure and for Ann on Sun 30th at 11am in Moyvane.

 

 

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE:  I had an utterly grace filled, happy and most enjoyable pilgrimage.  Delightful pilgrims, nice liturgies and excellent sharing.  The weather was so very kind, glorious sunshine.  I prayed for all of you there.  St. Padre Pio won’t let us down.  May his blessing continue to bless and support all of us.

 

 

 

FANTASTIC PARISH SPIRIT:  This is my first time in a one Priest Parish. All other Parishes I have served in had at least one or more Priests.  This meant that when I went on holidays or on pilgrimage the other Priest/Priests took over.  As you know local Priests helped so generously with all the Masses.  The support of all in the Parish Office, our very active Parish Pastoral Council and Liturgy Groups ensured that everything went off efficiently and smoothly in the Parish.  All of them and each of you are contributing so very much in creating a fantastic Parish Spirit.  Thanks to one and all.  Well done!

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.

 

 

 

We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

 

 

 

ICA- FINAL REMINDER:  That any remaining items for inclusion in the Time Capsule can be handed in at the Marian Hall (kitchen) on Tuesday evening 25th  7.30 - 8.00pm.  Meeting at 8.00pm.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATES:

 

 

 

1.TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL:

 

 

 

Due to the present industrial situation in second-level schools the

 

 

 

Annual School Open Night is on Wed 26th Oct rather than Thurs 27th.

 

 

 

2. GROW WORLD COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:   Public meeting in Listowel Arms Hotel on Wed 26th Oct at 7.30pm NOT 27th as previously advertised.  All welcome.  ( Jerry 086/0271990.

 

 

 

THE NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPTICS CLUB:  Would like to thank all who supported their recent Church Gate Collection at both Churches.  You very generously gave €730.  The Club wishes to thank their collectors too.  Thanks to all. (Kitty Windle on behalf of the Club)

 

 

 

MURHUR N.S. MOYVANE:  will be raising their Green flag on this Fri 28th Oct.  It is the first Green Flag which is for litter and waste.  It reduces the amount of litter and waste in the school and promotes awareness among the children at school and at home.  The one and only Colm 'Gooch' Cooper, who won yet another County Championship medal with his beloved Dr. Crokes last Sunday, will be the special guest on the day!!  Time TBC.  All welcome. Congratulations to all involved.  It’s great for our community.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER LIST ENVELOPES:  These envelopes are available in your offertory boxes and also at the back of both Churches.  Next week we will give you a full list of Masses for your faithful departed.

 

 

 

IN YOUR BORO EXTRA THIS WEEKEND

 

 

 

ü  For next weekend only the Vigil Mass will move to 7pm. 

 

 

 

ü  This is Mission Sunday – Message from Fr. Maurice Hogan, S.S.C.

 

 

 

ü  Countdown to Festival – see full timetable of action packed weekend

 

 

 

ü  Remembering all who have died in KUH – November Mass

 

 

 

Read the details of all the above in the Boro Extra by logging onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie – click on Parishes-Moyvane-Parish Newsletter.  If you haven’t access to the website contact a friend who has and they will only be too glad to help you.

 

 

 

                                                                         POPE FRANCIS IS WINNING!           

 

 

 

Fresh back from Rome and one can see that the election of Pope Francis three years ago has transformed the mood inside the Catholic Church.  There is hope where there was confusion; mercy and great compassion where there was judgement and condemnation.  He is finding that moods are easier to shift than structures.   His reform of the Roman Curia has met with internal opposition.  It’s a very ‘Catholic thing’ - we have always done it this way.  The Pope has in recent times been known to walk out of the office through St. Peter’s Square to get some shopping for himself.  Lingering in the Square on the first day of my Pilgrimage in the hope he might just pass the Swiss Guards and venture out, I got talking to a Priest from Dallas, U.S.A.   He told me four days previously there was a group of twenty five Pilgrims from England, who comprised of ten young adults with Downs Syndrome.  After they went through THE HOLY DOOR and passing the Swiss Guards on the way back to their bus Pope Francis appeared.  He hugged them, high fived them and blessed them.  It all happened so fast that no pictures were taken.  Impulse-that’s his greatest gift.  His lovely action some time ago taking thirteen refugee families back to Rome with the promise to give them a new start and to look after them was simply fantastic.  How many refugees have we taken in here in Ireland?  The present Curia can’t and won’t respond to impulse.  Pope Francis may have more success with his efforts to switch the emphasis in Church teaching from the importance of keeping to the rules to reliance on God’s mercy, which is closer to the core message of the Gospels.  This past week he has named seventeen new Cardinals, thirteen who are eligible to take part in the Papal Election.  Particularly welcome is the rare appointment as Cardinal of Archbishop Zenari of war-torn Syria.  It is a clear sign that regardless of whomever else has given up in utter despair over Syria and its awful war, Pope Francis is not one of them.  It’s a terrific message of love and of solidarity not just to Syrian Christians who have suffered so much, but indeed to all who are suffering worldwide as a result of civil wars.  Our Pope is winning in bringing the Vatican and the Pope closer to people, which is all part of his grand design.  He is slowly but surely by-passing the old order in the Curia.  Our prayers can, please God, continue to help and support him.  Long may he be with us.

 

 

 

                                                                      

 

 

 

 Sunday 23rd October, 2016.

 

 

 

Boro Extras

 

 

 

VIGIL MASS OF 29TH OF OCTOBER MOVES TO 7PM FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

 

 

 

Those of you who get this newsletter on Friday please inform neighbours and friends that our Vigil Mass on Sat 29th Oct is at 7pm.  As this is a very special weekend in our Parish with the Festival, and the legendary “Boro Dinner” at 8pm in the Marian Hall.  Our 7pm Mass will give ample time for Parishioners to be relaxed rather than rushed and flustered trying to get seats at tables for the “Boro Dinner”.  As ever excellent Chef Denis Doody and his wonderful and very pleasant and helpful staff will insure that an excellent and very lavish meal awaits all of us who are attending.  Elsewhere in this newsletter and in posters in local Shops and Bars a detailed timetable is available.  Your support is vital in seeing that the Festival continues.  I have only experienced one so far and I must confess I really enjoyed it.  The moving of our Vigil Mass with your generous permission makes a very positive statement of your support for the Festival too.  The Community Diary on Radio Kerry will alert listeners about our Festival and about the Vigil Mass time change to 7pm.  Please play your part too, especially by informing regular attendees of this Mass who may not listen to Radio Kerry and who only pick up this Newsletter minutes before the normal 7.30pm Vigil Mass.

 

 

 

THIS IS MISSION SUNDAY

 

 

 

“Very many thanks for your generous donations last weekend to the Missions collection which amounted to €505.  The theme for this year is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary’.  Since this year is also the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we may add:  ‘Every Christian is a Missionary of Mercy’, for the service of mercy is central to the Church’s missionary outreach.  Pope Francis says:  “We need Christians who make God’s mercy and tenderness to every creature visible to people today”.  Wishing you every blessing.  All our animation material (including that for Mission Sunday and the National Day of Prayer) is on our website (www.wmi.ie) P.S.  I cannot emphasise how much your prayers mean to us and to the missionary activity of the wider Church”  Fr. Maurice Hogan, S.S.C

 

 

 

FESTIVAL TIMETABLE

 

 

 

Please give the Festival your full support. You have a wide and varied programme see below.

 

 

 

Friday:                   12noon                Murhur & Knockanure National School Art Competition

 

 

 

                                                 8.30pm                Rambling House in Marian Hall

 

 

 

Saturday:                   11am – 1pm                 Art workshop for Children 5 to 8 year olds & FIFA Playstation Tournament

 

 

 

                                                       for 7 to 12 years at the Marian Hall.

 

 

 

                                                 7.00pm                Vigil Mass followed by Annual Boro Dinner in Marian Hall at 8pm.

 

 

 

                                                                                (Please note once off 7pm Vigil Mass)

 

 

 

Sunday:                                11.30am               Vintage Rally/Mini Trade Show & Craft Fair & Farmers Market

 

 

 

                                                1.30pm                Official Unveiling of 1916 Garden of Remembrance by Senator Mark Daly

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

                                                1.45pm                Youth Club Walk – Community Centre Car Park

 

 

 

                                                2.00pm                Dog Show – Church Car Park

 

 

 

                              

 

 

 

                2.30pm                Bonnie Baby & Glamorous Granny Competitions – Community Centre

 

 

 

                                                3.00pm                Puppet Show with Kiddies entertainment – Community Centre

 

 

 

                                                 8.00pm                One Act Play “Fledged & Flown” followed by Variety Concert – Marian Hall

 

 

 

Monday:                               12noon                North Kerry Harriers first Hunt of Season

 

 

 

                                  1.30pm – 3.30pm           Halloween Fancy Dress & Kids Disco for u12’s in Marian Hall

 

 

 

                                                  3.00pm               I.C.A. Ceremony for Burying of Time Capsule

 

 

 

NOTICES

 

 

 

ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS FOR DECEASED PATIENTS IN KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL:

 

 

 

Fr. Teddy Lenihan, Senior Chaplain in KUH, Tralee has been in touch to remind all that their annual Mass for all who died in the Hospital since Nov last year (including those who died by stillbirth and miscarriage) will be celebrated in the Hospital Chapel on Mon 7th Nov at 7pm.  Relatives and friends invited.  God’s continual blessings on Fr. Teddy, Fr. Gerard and all on the Pastoral Care team in KUH.  They do fantastic work.  May the Lord continue to guide and protect them.

 

 

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: on Thurs Oct 27th in the Rose Hotel at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS      

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 23rd     30th   October    

 

 Saturday

 

22nd Oct.             Pat Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive &

 

John Downey, Brosna /

 

Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday

 

23rd                                       Margaret Peggy Enright, The Square & Cahirdown            9.00am

 

                Bridie & Michael Flavin & Deceased Family, Knockane / Mary Sheehy, Gortacrissane /

 

John, Nora, & Sean Stack, Tarbert /

 

Johanna Sheehy, Clieveragh /

 

Brendan Harnett, Railway House, Killocrim           11.00am

 

Mon 24th                            Special Intention  / Private Intention       10.30am

 

Tues 25th                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 26th                                                                            Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Rd, Birthday Rem.             10.30am

 

Thurs 27th                                                           Hannah & Ned O’Neill, Bridge Rd. &

 

Ella & Tommy Brandon, Luachra Rd. /

 

Private Intention              10.30am

 

   Fri 28th                              Mass of Thanksgiving /

 

Brendan Quille, Gurtinard &

 

Eithel & Christy Lynch, Garryowen, Limerick        10.30am

 

Saturday

 

29th                       Phil Healy, Greenville, Months Mind       10.30am

 

                 Dan Browne, Ballygologue Pk. 1st Ann. /

 

John, Delia, Johnny & Teddy Keane, Slievecahill / Dermot & Margaret Buckley, Clounmacon & Deceased Family Members            Vigil 6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

30th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Maurice (Moss) Hannon, The Square /

 

John & Agnes O Regan, Dromin                 11.00am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for Listowel Deanery on this Sunday, 23rd     October   Fr.   Lawlor   087-6794112     (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Our Parish Finance Council wishes to express sincere thanks for the Offertory Collection last weekend.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Joan Hilliard, Cahirdown.

 

Tim (Tise) O’Connor, Ennismore, Killocrim & East End, Ballybunion, died in Staten Island, New York. Funeral to take place in America.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Jack & Sheila Buckley, Patrick St. / Ellen Buckley, Behins / Maureen & Daniel Hayes / Paddy & Mary Doyle, Tanavalla.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME PROGRAMME: We welcome all our First Holy Communion children and their parents who are enrolling and beginning the ‘Do this in Memory of Me’ Programme at the Vigil Mass this  Saturday evening 29th Oct. The programme is run by the parents themselves will continue once a month until next May.

 

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD : November is coming fast –  when we will pray and remember all our loved ones who have gone to eternal life.  You can include them in our special Masses for the Dead as a Parish beginning on  Wednesday, Nov. 2nd  (All Souls Day) at 10.30 am and each of the Saturday’s Mornings at 10.30am 5th, 12th, & 19th of  the month of November with a special 7pm. evening Mass on 25th Nov.  - commemorating all our Dead on the November Lists. The special November Envelope (purple envelope) including list for Dead is in your Envelope Box. Should you not be using the envelope system you can pick up an envelope & list at the back of the church and drop into the Offertory plate next weekend or on Nov. 1st Thanks.

 

PARISH AT PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Theologian and Chant Singer, Noirin Ni Rian will be facilitating a day retreat in St. John’s, Listowel Saturday November 19th 10am-4pm. The theme is on new perspectives on the sacred season of Advent. Information/bookings contact Parish Office 21188.

 

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL KERRY, Chapel of Christ the Healer The Annual November Mass for Patients,  (Including those who died by stillbirth and miscarriage) who died in Kerry General Hospital during the year will be celebrated in the Hospital Chapel on Monday 7th November at 7.00 pm.  Relatives and friends invited.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

TIDY TOWN'S CELEBRATERY PARTY Listowel Tidy Towns Group are holding  a party this Sunday October 23rd in the Community Centre @ 3 30pm. To celebrate Listowel's great success in this year's competition. Come and enjoy everyone welcome. Also An information evening on Aquatic & Biodiversity issues which effect our River Feale will take place on Tuesday next October 25th @ 7pm in St Patrick's Hall. Come along to this free event and learn more.

 

GROW IN IRELAND World Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland. Public information meeting Wednesday 26th October at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel. All welcome: Contact Jerry on 0860271990.

 

 

 

REVISED MASS SCHEDULE WITHIN

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA

 

Two weeks to go - before we implement the revised changes of masses times within our Pastoral Area. It was brought to your attention last July when Fr. Pat Moore retired in Duagh that he was not being replaced and that the priests of the Pastoral Area would now have the extra responsibility to look after the Parish of Duagh / Lyre. The implication of this means that the weekend mass schedule had to be rationalised, synchronised and re-scheduled in order to allow the priests to cover for each other.  The ten weekend masses of the Parishes of Duagh, Lixnaw & Listowel with six different churches will now be reduced to eight with each church having at least one mass each.  Canon Declan (Moderator), Listowel and Fr. Maurice Brick, Lixnaw and  Fr. Jack O’Donnell, Duagh (retired priest) will now do the eight masses on a Rota each weekend starting on the weekend of Sunday, November 6th While Duagh & Lixnaw loose a weekend mass Listowel Church just has to reschedule the last mass on Sundays  to 12.00 noon. The revised schedule for the moment will be as follows:

 

SATURDAY NIGHT VIGIL         SUNDAY MORNING

 

Listowel  6.15 p.m.                           Listowel  9.00am            Duagh     7.30 p.m.                             Rathea     9.30 a.m.

 

Lixnaw    7.30 p.m.                           Lyre         10.00am                                 

 

                                                          Irremore 11.00 a.m.

 

                                                          Listowel 12.00 noon.                                    

 

We appreciate your understanding of these changes and we thank you for your co-operation and support as we move forward as a Pastoral Area in these changing times.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Halloween Camp at Listowel FRC November 1-4, places limited, Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Would you like to become a volunteer for children's Storytime and other events?. Do you have 45 Minutes to spare on a Saturday morning or afternoon?. If 'Yes' then pop into Listowel Library and speak to a member of staff for more details Tel: 068-23044.

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP 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, October 20 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

 

HALLOW ART CAMP in Xistance Youth Café Listowel. Dates: Monday 31st – Friday 4th November 10am to 12pm. ages 5-12years €35 per child. For more information contact Michelle on 087-1262974.

 

TRALEE 800 HISTORY CONFERENCE Friday & Saturday 4th & 5th of November in Siamsa Tíre and the Rose Hotel. For details visit www.kerryhistory.ie

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL due to the present industrial situation in second-level schools we have had to change the date of the annual school open night to Wednesday the 26th October from Thursday the 27th of October.

 

LIVING WITH LOSS  the Irish Hospice Foundation  Living with Loss, an information evening for the public about bereavement with guest speaker, John McAreavey ( Michaela Foundation). Thursday 3rd November 2016 5.30pm. to 8.00pm. Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian St. Dublin 2.

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will be held on Thursday October 27th in the Rose Hotel at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

 

HUSBANDS AND WIVES Worldwide Marriage Encounter is designed to give Married couples the opportunity to look at their lives together... a time to share their hopes, joys and fears with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their lives. THE NEXT WEEKEND WILL BE AT THE LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY FROM 18th- 20thNOVEMBER 2016. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND / OR TO BOOK, VISIT www.marriageencounter.ie ALTERNATIVELY TEXT OR CALL 087-6670418 /086-8334382

 

 

 

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