MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Keylod & London

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        15th       10.00am               Parishioners

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

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

                                                                Wed      18th        7.30pm                Special Intention – Sick

                                                                Thurs     19th        7.30pm                Special Intention

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                in our Parish (note time – Presbyter grounds)

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 22nd July

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                   DAY BY DAY

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

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

Sadly there are people who seem to think like that. 

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

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

JESUS SENDS APOSTLES OUT ON MISSION

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

THE HUG……..

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

THREE YEARS AND I’M SO, SO HAPPY

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

“I didn’t always choose the way

That God had meant for me;

I didn’t always do the things I should,

And now I see;

Mistakes shine out like beacons

Now that time has done it’s test.

My only consolation?

I always did my best”.

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

A LOVE THAT REACHES OUT

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

                                                                  NOTICES           

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

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

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

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL News

                                 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   14th   22nd   July      

Sat.

14th       Mary McElligott, Woodford, Months Mind /

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

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

John McEnery, Cahirdown           6.15pm

Vigil

Sun.

15th                       Fr. Tim Gunn, Lisselton  9.00am

                Tom Fitzgerald, Billerough & Church St. 11.30am

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

Kathleen Harris, Greenville          10.30am

Tues 17th                            Mike Ryan, Ballygologue Rd.       10.30am

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

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

 Fri. 20th               William & Hannah Horgan, Gortnaminch /

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

 Sat.

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

                Anne Finnerty, Wicklow, Months Mind /

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

Kathleen Hussey, Clieveragh, Birthday Rem.       Vigil

6.15pm

 Sun.

22nd                      Bridget Dillon, Ennismore             9.00am

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

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

Fr.  Kevin McNamara 089-4044816  (emergencies only)

 

RECENT DEATHS Paul William Makin, Sluice Quarter, Kilmorna. 

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

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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

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

NEW PURPOSE BUILT ALZHEIMERS CENTRE FOR NORTH KERRY

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

For further information contact Ard Chúram on 068 - 22986

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

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

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

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

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       8th           10.00am               Parishioners

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Mon      9th         7.30pm                Private Intention 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Sat          14th        7.30pm                Private Intention

 

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

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 15th July

 

                                                                Sun        15th       10.00am               Private Intention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Monday 6th August                                         Ahavoher Cemetery                                       8pm 

 

Tuesday 7th August                 Knockanure                                                                                8pm

 

Wednesday 8th August          Murhur                                                                        8pm 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                A COMMUNITY THAT CREATES ...

 

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

 

                                                                 

 

                                                           NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                CLERICAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE:

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Maurice Brick PP Lixnaw

 

Fr. Padraig Kennelly PP Ballylongford

 

Fr. Kiernan O Brien Adm. Killarney

 

Fr. Michael Moynihan PP Glengariff/Bonane                                                              

 

 

 

 MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & Denis’s parents Patrick & Bridie

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Margaret Quinlan (née Meade), Aughrim)

 

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

 

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

 

Mon       2nd        7.30pm                First Mass of newly ordained parishioner

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Ahalahana.

 

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

 

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

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 8th July 

 

Sun         8th        10.00am               Parishioners

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                    “ONE OF OUR OWN”

 

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

 

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

 

PARISH OF MOYVANE OUT ON ITS OWN!!

 

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

 

                                                                            NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 “THERE’S JESUS”

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church is

 

                                   fitted with a loop

 

                                system. Please adjust

 

                                   your hearing aid. 

 

 

 

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MASSES THIS WEEK    30th         8th  July      

 

Sat.

 

30th       Mary McElligott, Woodford, Months Mind/

 

Maureen O Sullivan, Derry, Months Mind /

 

Kathy O Connell, Grogreen /

 

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

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

1st                          Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee              9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

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

 

                Funeral – Hannah Mai  McEneaney          11.30am

 

Tues 3rd               Bill & Pat Kearney, Clieveragh Park /

 

Special Intention /

 

Liam Healy, Ballygologue Park    10.30am

 

Wed 4th                                                               Jim Scanlon, Dirha, Birthday Remembrance /

 

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

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Thurs 5th                                             Patrick Griffin, Ballygologue Park              10.30am

 

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

 

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

 

 Sat.

 

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

 

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

 

                Eileen & Michael Daly, Knockane              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

8th         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Anthony Enright, Billerough        11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Declan 087-0908949  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Nora Stack, Cahirdown.

 

John Joe McElligott, Lartigue View, Clieveragh & Duagh Village

 

Hannah Mai McEneaney,  Gortacrissane.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

2018;

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                (please note time)

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                Gortdromagouna. 

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Parishioners

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                (at the request of The North Kerry Board)

 

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

 

                                                                & Denis’s parents Patrick & Bridie

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Margaret Quinlan (née Meade), Aughrim)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                (Mass in the Church)

 

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

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                              GIFT……

 

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

 

             JOHN THE BAPTIST – A GENEROUS CHARACTER

 

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

 

There is enchantment in the springtime,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MY REACTION……..

 

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

 

NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    23rd        1st July      

 

Sat.

 

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

 

Liann O Halloran, Church St. & Cork /

 

Jim Cogan, Cherrytree Drive /

 

Geraldine Long, Guhard, Lisselton            6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

24th                       Paddy O Connell, Ballygologue Road       9.00am

 

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

 

Mon 25th                            10.30am

 

Tues 26th            Special Intention /

 

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

 

Wed 27th                                                                            10.30am

 

Thurs 28th                                           People of the Parish       10.30am

 

 Fri. 29th                                  0.30am

 

 Sat.

 

30th                                       10.30am

 

                Mary McElligott, Woodford, Months Mind/

 

Maureen O Sullivan, Derry, Months Mind /

 

Kathy O Connell, Grogreen /

 

Mary Barry, Tanavalla /

 

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

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

1st July                 Kevin McCarthy, Coilbee              9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Kennelly, 087-2931064  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                               

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

             It is a free event.

 

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

 

             Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                 7.30pm                Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna Families

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thurs  21st             7.30pm              Special Intention

 

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

 

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

 

Sun        24th    11.00am Parishioners

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Sunday 24th June

 

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

 

                                                                Gortdromagouna. 

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

 

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

 

             It is a free event.

 

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

 

             Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food

 

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

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Contact Mairead on 086/8696341 for further details.  

 

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

 

                                           FAITH SEEDS WE SOW

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                              THE BEST MODEL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

             PUT YOUR HEART – into parenthood

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HELPING HAND FROM A DAD

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                                OUR CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION WITH OUR FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                  7.30pm               Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

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

 

                                                                & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna Families

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Sunday 17th June 

 

Sun        17th         10.00am             The Cronin Family, Knockanure Village

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ALL WEEK LONG THE TALK IN MOYVANE IS ENGLISH

 

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

 

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

 

SACRED HEART – HEART OF LOVE

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    9th       17th  June      

 

Saturday

 

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

 

 Esther McAuliffe, Church St. /

 

John O Sullivan, Banemore /

 

Betty Quille, Church St. /

 

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

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

10th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

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

 

Mon 11th                            10.30am

 

Tues 12th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 13th                                                           Sean Browne, Ennismore             10.30am

 

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

 

 Fri. 15th                                  10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

16th                       Angela Quinlan, Coolnaleen Upper, Months Mind /

 

Con & Rose Lynch, Moyvane      10.30am

 

                William & Margaret Guiney, Coolaclarig /

 

Sam & Hannah Tarrant, Craughatoosane /

 

Siobhan Boyle, Belfast   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

17th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Con Barrett, Gortnaminch /

 

Eileen O Sullivan               11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Hanafin, 087-8341083  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Bridget O Brien, Feale Drive.

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2017-18

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat          2nd         7.30pm                James Duggan, Murhur (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun        3rd         10.00am               David Dillon, his parents Margaret & Vincent 

 

                                                                                & his aunt Kathleen Stack, Kilmorna

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)        

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wednesday 6th to Sunday 9th June

 

Wed  6th               7.30pm                Kathleen Dore, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Fri            8th         7.30pm                Hughie Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

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

 

Sun        10th       11.00am               Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Nenagh (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Thursday 7th to Sunday 9th June

 

                                                                Thurs   7th            7.30pm                Kathleen O’Dwyer, Listowel (Anni)

 

                                                                Fri            8th   8.00pm      Eileen Goulding, Knockanure Village (Anni)

 

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

 

 

 

                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Fr. Brendan Walsh  087/7913271. Emergencies only.   EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  No adoration on Wednesday 6th due to clean up after the concert.   Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  this weekend for your Dues offerings in your green envelopes.  Thank you. DIOCESAN COLLECTION - WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:  will be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of 16th/17th June.  Bishop Ray writes as follows about this collection:

 

“I ask you to consider being especially generous to this collection. With the visit of Pope Francis and the need to plan to accommodate over half a million at the final Mass (hopefully huge numbers from our diocese will be present), costs are enormous. A figure of twenty million euros is being mentioned. It is vital that each diocese makes a significant contribution”.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Mícheal & Esther O’Flaherty & family on the death of Hans Schrewrs, Holland. 

 

Hans was a brother-in-law to Frances Schrewrs (née O’Flaherty) – brother to her husband Kasper.   IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  Would like to thank all who helped and contributed to their Church Gate Collection on 26th/27th May.   Total raised €700.

 

CHIROPODIST:  in the Marian Hall on Friday 8th June at 10am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472. ACCORD:  changed their phone number some time ago.  The following is the correct phone number for those who wish to do a Pre Marriage course or enquire about Relationship Counselling  064/6633612.

 

MÍLE BUÍOCHAS: A big thank you to the large number of participants who took part in the first practice of the New Choir at Ard Curam.   The next gathering will take place on June 11th 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Ard Curam. CONCERT:  For those who are undecided about the Concert, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night.  Come early.  Doors open at 7pm.  Concert at 8pm sharp.  As per usual we ask you to cooperate with stewards on the night.   We are all looking forward to a great night at our mid-summer concert.   HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAY WEEKEND TO ALL:  In the light of what happened in Ennis two days ago with the death of Jack and Shay, two 15 year olds, we pray for their families and their friends.  May they Rest In Peace.  We ask the Lord for blessings and protection this holiday weekend.  May we all be safe and well in our homes, places of recreation and in our travelling.   Best wishes to our young parishioners who are taking part in the Primary Games this month & best wishes to all going to the game in Killarney – Kerry go easy on us!!!

 

EXAMS:  Our prayerful blessings and good wishes to all starting exams this coming week.  

 

                                          ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

 

We live in a spectator culture.  In every realm of life, arts, sports, even religion, ‘Observe Only’ can be the philosophy.  Even when relaxing, singing and dancing is often left to ‘experts’.  In the latter case, when we’re coaxed into action and cease being wallflowers, we’re understandably nervous – but glad to be included.  The Church invites us to be active participants in our Mass.  Most people have an instinctive feel for the Eucharist.  They know it’s important even if they don’t have words to explain it.  Corpus Christi, the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord makes one thing very clear to us:  Eucharist is not a ‘spectator sport’.  In all the wideness and wildness of life, we find support in celebrating Eucharist.  This is why people so often mark particular life events, joyful and sorrowful, with the celebration of Mass.  Most of us don’t struggle so much with believing that the bread and wine become  the body and blood of the Lord, it’s the change in our behaviour demanded by His continuing presence in us that poses the problem.  If we can accept the presence of Christ in the tabernacle, but not in others, something is very wrong!   ‘Unless you eat…..you will not have life in you’

 

                     NOW IS THE HOUR

 

 Why fear tomorrow, timid heart?  Why tread the future’s way?  We only need to do our part,  Today, dear heart, today.

 

 The past is written.  Close the book

 

 On pages sad and grey;

 

 Within the future do not look, but live today – today.

 

 This one hour God has given us; Him we now must obey

 

 And it will make our earth His heaven                    If we live and love Him today – today.

 

      PARISH BREAK DOWN OF VOTING FROM THE RECENT REFERENDUM

 

There was four Voting Booths to facilitate our parishioners.  Two were based in Murhur N.S. Moyvane, one in Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure and Booth 1 in Duagh N.S. facilitated a number of parishioners as well. 

 

Here is a breakdown of the results of the aforementioned Booths.  

 

MURHUR N.S. MOYVANE   BOOTH 1: 

 

  574 citizens had the right to vote - 354 voted while 220 did not use their vote  

 

             YES 198                                    NO 156 

 

  BOOTH 2:  

 

  597 citizens had the right to vote - 332 voted while 265 did not use their vote            YES 172                         NO 160

 

 

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST, KNOCKANURE   BOOTH 1:

 

  337 citizens had the right to vote - 195 voted while 142 did not use their vote            YES 110                         NO 85 

 

DUAGH N.S   BOOTH 1: 

 

  553 citizens had the right to vote – 338 voted while 215 did not use their vote

 

          YES 170                                     NO 168 

 

 Please not this Duagh Booth includes votes from Duagh Parish.   

 

PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY IN THE LIGHT OF THE REFERENDUM:  result is available at

 

the back of both Churches or can be viewed on the Diocesan website www.dioceseofkerry.ie 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    2nd      10th  June      

 

Saturday

 

2nd        Teresa O Mahoney, Lenamore /

 

Elizabeth & Maurice O Sullivan & Michael Keane, Colbert St, Maire & Dick Kiely, Church St. / Pat, Hanora & Edward O Connor, Convent St. /Mary Gore, Charles St. / Eileen Goulding, Knockane Village / Exam Students            6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

3rd                         Eileen & Thomas Healy, Clountubird /

 

Sr. Peal Deery, Sr.’s of Mercy Dundalk    9.00am

 

                Jason Maurice Barry, London & O’Connell’s Ave. Months Mind /

 

John B Keane, William St. /Peter & Eileen McGrath, Convent St. / Pat Joe, Noreen & James Browne, O’Connell’s Ave. / Tim Clifford, Chicago / Writers Week Deceased / Thomas, Nora & Robert Scannell, Skehenerin & Michael & Patrick Sullivan, Coilbee /

 

Teresa Stack, Ballinruddery         11.30am

 

Mon 4th               John Lynch & Baby Jack Lynch, The Square & Sean O Connor, Recently Deceased              10.30am

 

Tues 5th               Special Intention /

 

Edward (Sonny) Patrick Kelly, Pittsburgh, USA & Lisselton & Lixnaw /

 

Denis (Sonny) Galvin, Clounmacon          10.30am

 

Wed 6th                                                               Moss & Mary Keane, Clieveragh               10.30am

 

Thurs 7th                                             Catherine O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Cyril Puttock, Charles St.               10.30am

 

 Fri. 8th                                    10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

9th         Catherine, Thomas & Anthony McElligott, Greenville      10.30am

 

                Margaret  Broderick, Inch, Months Mind /

 

Pat McElligott, Convent St. / Esther McAuliffe, Church St. /John O Sullivan, Banemore /

 

Betty Quille, Church St. / Michael Canavan, O’Connell’s Ave. / Mickey & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig / Tommy & Bridget Hannon, Courthouse Rd                Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

10th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

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

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday June , 3rd

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS Maureen O Sullivan nee Galvin, Derry.

 

Robert Elston, Crough, Lisselton & London.

 

Michael O Hanlon, Copperbeech House, Ballybunion Rd.

 

Dolly Doyle nee Kissane, Wexford, late of Brosna.

 

Margaret Jolly nee Lyons, England, late of Dirha East.

 

Esther Byrne nee Keane, Limerick, late of Kilmorna.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Mary Gore, Charles St. / Jane Bunyan, Coolkeragh / Sonny McCarthy, Gortnaminch / Thomas, Nora & Robert Scannell, Skehenerin / Michael & Patrick Sullivan, Coilbee / Mary Halpin nee O’Connor, Bridge Rd.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

WELCOME:  We welcome our children joining us for the children’s liturgy on this Saturday night. Likewise we welcome our students starting  either  the Junior & Leaving Cert Exams  on Wednesday next and participating in our Vigil Mass on this Saturday night. Also we welcome all joining us for our Annual Writers Week Mass on this Sunday morning at 11.30 a.m. . Wishing you all God’s blessing.

 

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER/NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART started  last Thursday  & continue  to Friday, next  June 8th  (Feast of Sacred Heart) at the 10.30 a.m. mass each day here in Listowel.  Prayer cards will be at the back of the Church.

 

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

 

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

 

PARISH OFFICE is closed on  this Whit  bank holiday Monday, June 4th Normal office hours resumes on Tuesday morning.             

 

 

 

A PASTORAL MESSAGE IN THE LIGHT OF THE REFERENDUM RESULT. As the result of the Referendum on Friday May 25th sinks in there is great disappointment among pro-life people. Our Irish Constitution now goes silent regarding the unborn and their human right to life. Those who campaigned for the right to life of the unborn left no stone unturned. We owe them a debt of gratitude. We think especially of those from our own communities.  There is need for all to reflect for a time on the campaign and the results. There is a need also for emotions to settle and heal. The past two months have been very difficult for those campaigning and for the country as a whole.

 

The pro-life task of the Church in Ireland is to continue to lead hearts and minds to always choose and cherish life. In the words of Pope Francis: “Human life must always be defended from its beginning in the womb and must be recognised as a gift of God that guarantees the future of humanity.” (Letter to Brazilian families for National Family Week, August 6, 2013) His words remind us that this is already the position of both the Church and pro-life people in so many nations worldwide. We are most familiar with this in England and the U.S.

 

We are called to bear witness to the rights of both the pregnant woman and the unborn child with both compassion and mercy. In our prayers let us remember mothers and fathers and families everywhere and in all circumstances. Remember especially all coping with difficult pregnancies. Our hope is in Christ our Saviour. His Way is always the way of love. Amid all difficulties may love give strength and courage, and may love prevail. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.

 

Remain in my love. This is my commandment, love one another, as I have loved you.    Jn 15:9-13.

 

Bishop Ray Browne, Diocese of Kerry,  Corpus Christi 2018

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ST. ITA`S FAITH CAMP 2018 ABBEYFEALE August 7th – August 10th We need Volunteers from 16 years upwards to help out at our camp. 4 days full of fun, laughter and joy is guaranteed.

 

Please contact Martina (0872788834) immediately as we need every volunteer garda vetted before JUNE 1st. We will also need Host Families to accommodate Fr. Patrick and his team.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May

 

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

 

                                                                                                 7.30pm                Mary Stack, Glenalappa (1st Anni) 

 

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

 

                                                                                                sister-in-law Lorraine Kennelly

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Jim Fitzgerald, Lower Aughrim (Months Mind)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Tuesday 29th May to Sunday 3rd June

 

Tues 29th   7.30pm          Mícheál Mulvihill, Gortdromosillihy (Anni)

 

                                            & his wife Margaret

 

Wed 30th   7.30pm          Bríd Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Fri            1st          7.30pm                Joe & Mary Lynch, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Sat           2nd        7.30pm                James Duggan, Murhur (Anni)

 

Sun         3rd        11.00am               Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni)

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Tuesday 29th May to Sunday 3rd June

 

                                                                Tues 29th  12noon                           Grandparents Day – Scoil Chorp Chríost

 

                                                                                                                                (mass in the Church)

 

                                                                Thurs  31st           7.30pm                Deceased of the Lynch Family, Gortdromagouna                                                                  Sun         3rd        10.00am                David Dillon, his parents Margaret & Vincent &

 

                                                                                                                                 his aunt Kathleen Stack, Kilmorna

 

                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

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

 

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

 

SECOND COLLECTION: 2nd/3rd June will be taken up as your Dues offering for me as your Parish Priest.  Please use the green envelope in your offertory box.  Those who are not in this scheme are free to put their offering in the blue pouches.  I really appreciate your great generosity and support.  Thank you. ROSARY:  Final Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto in Moyvane this Tuesday at 7.15pm.  It would be nice if we had a large gathering at this Rosary with the weather improving and with our young people preparing for exams.  We continue to gather to give thanks to Mary for all the ways in which she takes our prayers and petitions to her loving son Jesus.  

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the Kennelly family on the death of their Dad’s brother Tim Kennelly, Charleville,  and l/o Buttevant, New York & Kilbaha whose funeral took place last Monday in Charleville.  To Kate O’Connor & family, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna on the death of her first cousin David Keane (brother to the late John B) also on the death of Jerry McMahon, USA and l/o Ballybunion.  Jerry was a brother-in-law to Kate’s brother Ned who died late last year.  May Tim, David & Jerry rest in the loving care of the Lord.  Our prayers are with all who mourn at this time.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/71344276.

 

Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4.00pm. 

 

Let's Talk Family: Fr. Donal O'Connor, Journey of reflection on love, marriage and the family. Sun. 10th June, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Fri. 15th to Sun 17th June.  THANK YOU:  Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding with regards to having the main doors closed in Moyvane Church.  The side door at the school side is open each day for visits and to light a candle or two.  For June we hope to be back to normal with the front door re-opened.

 

                                                    MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT

 

Please return money and any unsold tickets not later that Thursday next.  Very many thanks for your help and support with this concert.  Special raffle on the night with great prizes.  3 tickets €5 available from the Parish Office and on the night of the concert.  Prizes are as follows:  

 

 1st Prize        Irish Ferries return crossing to Britain for one car and four passengers 

 

 2nd Prize       Trailer of this year’s turf                                                    

 

 3rd Prize       Super Voucher for Killarney Oaks Hotel

 

 4th Prize       14 bales of fodder baled this year

 

 5th Prize       €100 Home heating oil voucher sponsored by Lynch’s Oil, Ballybunion

 

 6th Prize       €100 voucher sponsored by Holly’s Gala, Moyvane

 

 7th Prize        €100 Voucher for Stack’s Butchers, Moyvane

 

 8th Prize       Patio Set sponsored by Carrrolls Hardware, Listowel

 

 9th Prize       Voucher for wash/cut/blow-dry from The Hair Gallery, Listowel.          

 

GET TOGETHER FOR CONCERT ARRANGEMENTS:  There will be a get together of all those willing to volunteer for the various tasks for the concert eg/ stewarding inside and out, raffle ticket sellers, setting up of the Church with stage and seating etc.  at 8.30pm on Thursday 31st May in Moyvane Church.                                        WHO IS GOD? 

 

The Jewish people knew God only as one.  With the proclamation of Jesus as divine this question of who God is took on a fresh urgency.  Jesus the Christ reveals God fully.  This God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  All our prayers, Masses and all Christian celebrations start ‘In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit’.

 

NOTICES

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that due to preparation for concert etc my First Friday calls will take place on Thursday 7th in Knockanure and Friday 8th in Moyvane.  Please pass the newsletter onto the housebound EXAM MASS:  Our prayerful support and blessings to all doing the Junior and Leaving Cert.  Very many thanks to all who made the Exam Mass so special last Wednesday evening.  Petition box and exam prayers at the back of both Churches.  We will be praying for all students all through their exam timetable.

 

CLARE – GOD HELP US!  Yes I was sad and disappointed after our defeat to Cork last Sunday.  This Sunday we are not on television thank God but we are in Ennis in a must win game.  Can we do it?  - Yes we can!! Up the Banner!!!

 

SENIOR CITIZENS:  A representative from the HSE will attend a meeting in the Marian Hall on Tuesday May 29th at 7.45pm.  It is imperative that there is a good attendance in order to keep the organisation active and ongoing.   

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:   The next meeting of the Moyvane Development Association will take place on Tuesday 29th May at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  Also don’t forget the Tidy Towns adjudication takes place from June to August.

 

SMALL SUM OF MONEY FOUND:  across the road from Moyvane Church.  Info from the Parish Office.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 7th June at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day on Monday 11th June.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  €10.  All welcome.  If attending please phone the office on068/49799.  

 

Smoke Alarms: A limited number of smoke alarms are available for home use. These are non-serviceable units fitted with 10 year batteries.  They may be collected at the Centre free of charge.

 

10KM TREK: will take place on Saturday 9th June from the Old Kenmare Butter Road to Galway’s Bridge in aid of Brú Columbanus who provide a home from home for seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals or Hospice, especially relatives of sick children.  Registration €20.  Further details 021/4345754 or 087/2787074. FAIR DEAL NURSING HOME SCHEME:  North Kerry Rural Women’s Group in partnership with the HSE will hold a FREE information talk on Thursday 31st May 8 – 9.30pm in the Listowel Family Resource Centre.  All welcome.  Marie O’Connor from the HSE will give information on the scheme.  T he Nursing Homes Support Scheme, also known as the “Fair Deal” scheme is a scheme of financial support for people who need long term residential care services.  Under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, people make a contribution towards the cost of their care and the State pays the balance. 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL News

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    26th     3rd June      

 

Saturday

 

      26th                 Alfe Neville, Bedford /

 

Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

 

Dan Hayes, Bridge Rd. & Deceased Family / John, Lil, Sean & Tom Carmody, & Deceased Family, Clountubrid                6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

27th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Hannah Murphy, Behins, Months Mind /

 

Robert Twomey, Ballahadigue /

 

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

 

Mon 28th            Margaret Quilter, Ballyduff          10.30am

 

                Funeral – Maureen O Sullivan, Derry.     11.30am

 

Tues 29th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

                Funeral – Robert Elston, Lisselton.           11.30am

 

Wed 30th                                                            Anna Grimes, Kenny Heights /

 

Sharon Greaney, Woodford        10.30am

 

Thurs 31st                                           Anna Maire Keane-Tyler &

 

Maureen, Sheila, Kathleen, Jack, Noel & Dermot Keane /  Deceased Members of the Keane Family, Drumerin / Mamie & Jack O Connor & Angela Caslin                10.30am

 

 Fri. 1st Owen McGillicuddy, Cahirdown    10.30am

 

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

 

 Saturday

 

2nd        David O Brien, Tanavalla, Months Mind /

 

Jack & Mamie O Connor & Angela Caslin / Philly & Joe Shanahan, Dromin              10.30am

 

                 Teresa O Mahoney, Lenamore /

 

Elizabeth & Maurice O Sullivan & Michael Keane, Colbert St, Maire & Dick Kiely, Church St. / Mary Gore, Charles St. /

 

Eileen Goulding, Knockane Village /

 

Exam Students Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

3rd         Eileen & Thomas Healy, Clountubird        9.00am

 

                Pat Joe, Noreen & James Browne, O’Connell’s Ave. / Tim Clifford, Chicago /

 

John B Keane, William St. /

 

Edward & Hannora O Connor, Island view, Content St. / Writers Week   11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday May , 27th

 

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

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Phil Walsh nee Duggan, Dirha West.

 

Jason Barry, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

Denis Keane, Rathmines, late of Church St.

 

 

 

FUNERALS Maureen O Sullivan nee Galvin, Derry. Reposing in Lyons 5-7pm Sunday 27th arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem mass Monday 28th at 11.30am. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

 

 

 

Robert Elston, Crough, Lisselton & London. Reposing in O’Carroll’s 5-7pm Monday 28th arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Tuesday 29th at 11.30am. Burial St. John Paul II Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Kathleen Molyneaux, Woodford / Bill Kearney, Clieveragh Park /  Patrick (Paddy) Walsh, Cahirdown / Peggy Gleeson, Church Street / Katty & Jacky McAuliffe, Charles Street / Mary O Callaghan, Clieveragh Park.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his calls to the Sick & Housebound this week on Tuesday next 29th. The Parish Office will make contact but should anyone new wish a visit, please ring the Office and he will be happy to call.  CONFESSIONS: on Thursday morning after mass and again on Saturday morning next.

 

FIRST FRIDAY MASS: June 1st at 10.30 a.m.

 

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER/NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART starting on Thursday 31st  to Friday June 8th  at the 10.30 a.m. mass each day here in Listowel.  Prayer cards will be at the back of the Church Thursday.

 

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

 

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

 

UP-DATE ON GETTING TICKETS FOR WORLD MEETING ON FAMILIES

 

Papal Mass in Phoenix Park       Sunday 26th August Pope Francis will preside at the Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park. Ticketing is a two-step process:  1. Registration (opening soon)   2. Print tickets at a later date.   This is available to parishes / individuals.  It is a free event.  Involves 3-5km EACH WAY due to the transport routes in place for this event.  Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food The earlier the booking, the closer the corral to the Altar People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking) Parishes / Pastoral Areas to arrange transport. Book your bus / train asap. Festival of Families in Croke Park  Saturday 25th August  Pope Francis will be in attendance. This is an evening concert of music and dance, celebrating family life across the world and including five families who will share their faith. Photo identification + ticket will be required to access the venue. A limited number of tickets will be distributed via the Diocesan Delegate on a first come, first serve basis. Parishes will be notified when more details are available in June. To guarantee your ticket for this event please register for one of the days at the RDS Congress RDS Congress Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August Pope Francis will not be in attendance. The Congress programme includes presentations from keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and prayer experiences. There are designated daily programmes for young people (13-17 years) and children (4-12 years). You can register as a daily participant or for the three-day event online:https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Congress

 

This includes a ticket to the Festival of Families AND to the Closing Mass. Online Registration for this event is  OPEN Cost: €68 Congress or €38 per day More Info: aileenmurphy@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

0863880039

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION LITURGY GROUP Will be take up next weekend 2nd & 3rd June.

 

OPEN DAY LISTOWEL VTOS  Celebrating 25 years of free adult education in Listowel. Open day Wednesday 30th May 10am to 1pm. All welcome. Contact on 068-21023 or 0860474623, email vtos@northkerrycollege.ie or web page www.northkerrycollege.ie

 

M.S. NORTH KERRY Bucket collection in Listowel on Thursday 31st May

 

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

 

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

 

FAIR DEAL NURSING HOME SUPPORT SCHEME Thursday 31st May 8-9.30pm in Listowel Family Resource Centre. All welcome. Marie O Connor from the HSE will give information on Fair Deal.

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4.00pm. Let's Talk Family: Fr. Donal O'Connor, Journey of reflection on love, marriage and the family. Sun. 10th June, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

 

Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Fri. 15th to Sun 17th June. For info and to an book an event please call 06671344276.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host the following events for Writers week 2018:Thursday May 31st: 11.00 AM - 120.30 PM Winners readings from the Pigott Poetry Prize and The Kerry Group Novel of the year. Thursday May 31st 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM Wild Voices Salon Both Free Events All welcome.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

ST. ITA`S FAITH CAMP 2018 ABBEYFEALE August 7th – August 10th We need Volunteers from 16 years upwards to help out at our camp. 4 days full of fun, laughter and joy is guaranteed.

 

Please contact Martina (0872788834) immediately as we need every volunteer garda vetted before JUNE 1st. We will also need Host Families to accommodate Fr. Patrick and his team.

 

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

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Deceased of the Carmody Family, Ahalahana

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Michael Mulvihill

 

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

 

                                 7.30pm                Mary Stack, Glenalappa (1st Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                sister-in-law Lorraine Kennelly

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Very many thanks for your continual generosity.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Continued blessings and joy to Josie and Happy Birthday.

 

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

 

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

 

                Trailer of this year’s turf                                               

 

                14 bales of fodder baled this year

 

                Patio Set 

 

                Many vouchers including    Home heating oil    Gala    Hotels    Butchers   Hair Salon                                     

 

WHAT WILL MATTER?

 

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

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE YOU WILL EVER BE ASKED TO MAKE

 

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

 

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

 

                “I shall be telling this with a sigh               

 

 somewhere ages and ages hence:           

 

Two roads diverged in a wood and I       

 

 took the one less travelled by,

 

                 and that has made all the difference”

 

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

 

PENTECOST

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel News

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    19th     27th  May     

 

Saturday

 

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

 

Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /

 

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

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

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

 

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

 

Mon 21st                             10.30am

 

Tues 22nd           Special Intention /

 

Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara          10.30am

 

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

 

Thurs 24th                                                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 25th               Michael McElligott, Clieveragh      10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

26th                       Annie & Walter Fitzell, Listowel 10.30am

 

                 Alfe Neville, Bedford /

 

Tim & Patrick Lane, Coolnaleen /

 

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

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

27th       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Hannah Murphy, Behins, Months Mind /

 

Robert Twomey, Ballahadigue /

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS Angela Quinlan, Tanavalla.

 

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

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

BISHOP RAY SAYS THANKS TO YOU ALL: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2018

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Please join us Fr. Francis Nolan.

 

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

 

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

 

Wild Voices Salon Both Free Events All welcome.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun                        th

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                Foley & O’Connor families

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                (please note time)

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

May Betty & Mary Rest In Peace.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES - LATEST UPDATE

 

 Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August

 

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

 

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

 

             It is a free event. 

 

             The venue can accommodate 500,000 people. 

 

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

 

             Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

             Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August

 

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

 

             RDS Congress on Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August

 

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

 

             Opening Mass in Killarney on Tuesday 21st August

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    12th     20th  May     

 

Saturday

 

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

 

Maurice & Lena Hannon, The Square /

 

Mary Sheehan, Hawthorn Drive                6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

13th                       Jeremiah & John Scannell, Dromin /

 

Tom O Connor, Bunagara             9.00am

 

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

 

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

 

Geg Sheehy, Birthday Remembrance     10.30am

 

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

 

Wed 16th                                                            Feast of St. Brendan Patron of  Diocese

 

Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Road /

 

Eileen O Callaghan, Ennismore   10.30am

 

Thurs 17th                                                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 18th                                  10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

19th                       Sean O Sullivan, Market St. /

 

Mairead Holly & Joe Lynch, Listowel        10.30am

 

                Nano Nagle 1st Holy Communion,

 

Hospital Chapel 2.30pm

 

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

 

Thomas Brassil, Coolagown /

 

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

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

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

 

                Hannora Brown, Charles St., Months Mind           11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RECENT DEATHS Margaret Broderick, Inch East, Listowel.

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING  DATES IN YOUR DIARY:

 

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

 

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

 

PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2018

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

UP DATE ON WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES NEXT AUGUST:

 

Papal Mass in Phoenix Park    Sunday 26th August

 

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

 

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

 

Involves 3-5km EACH WAY due to the transport routes in place for this event.  Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food. The earlier the booking, the closer the corral to the Altar. People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking) Parishes / Pastoral Areas to arrange transport. Book your bus / train asap.More details on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Festival of Families in Croke Park Saturday 25th August

 

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

 

RDS Congress    Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August

 

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

All welcome. bring a friend

 

MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.   Enjoy Easter Blessings – Easter Season www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                Cumann Fine Gael      

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Foley & O’Connor families

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                         PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE INTENTION OF OUR LEGISLATORS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                              CONCLUSION

 

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

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS

 

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

 

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

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.   Enjoy Easter Blessings – Easter Season www.dioceseofkerry.ie   E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                         11.00am               Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni)

 

                                                                                & deceased members of the Joy family

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Tues   1st              7.00pm                First Confessions Murhur NS 

 

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

 

                                                                Wed   2nd             7.30pm                Special Intention

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 6th May 

 

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

 

                                 

 

                                 

 

                                 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                             DEAD BRANCES – DEAD LOSS!

 

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

 

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

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION: hopes everyone

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    28th     6th  May     

 

Saturday

 

      28th                 Anne Nancy O Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Park /

 

Richard Carey    6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

29th                       Angela Moloney, The Square     9.00am

 

                Nora Curtin, Chicago, Tralee & Ballybunion           11.30am

 

Mon 30th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

                Funeral – Maurice Hayes, Tanavalla         11.30am

 

Tues 1st               Special Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 2nd                                                                              10.30am

 

Thurs 3rd                                             Elizabeth Dunworth, Dublin         10.30am

 

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

 

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

 

 Saturday

 

5th                         10.30am

 

                Remembrance mass 40th & 60th Ann. /

 

Paddy Gaughan, Kenny Heights, 1st Ann. /

 

Joe & Edward Scanlon, Bridge Road /

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

6th         Hannah & John O Brien, Cahirdown         9.00am

 

                Eamon Murphy, Behins /

 

Mary Toomey, Clunin Dara          11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Kennelly, 087-2931064  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Hannah Murphy, Behins. / Maurice Hayes, Tanavalla.

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNION CALLS TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND: Canon Declan will do his calls to the Sick & Housebound this week on Tuesday next 1st. The Parish Office will make contact but should anyone new wish a visit, please ring the Office and he will be happy to call. 

 

CONFESSIONS: on Thursday morning after mass and again on Saturday morning next.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RAINBOWS OFFERS a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.  Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience. Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class. Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Parents are invited to visit www.rainbowsireland.ie  Start date: 9th May 2018 Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre Time: 5.15pm. Contact: Toni Clarke – 068-23584 Limited Spaces Available

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased of the Stack & Flaherty families

 

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

 

                                                                                                (grandmother to Mary Sweeney)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Wed  25th   7.30pm         Special Intention                               

 

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

 

                                                                New Houses 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & deceased members of the Joy family

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 29th April  

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMNUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

                RESPECT FOR LIFE IS DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN IRISH SOCIETY

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                 

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    21st    29th  April     

 

Saturday

 

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

 

Kathleen Harnett & Deceased Family Members, Gortnaminch /

 

Paddy & Lil Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

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

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

22nd                      Michael & Mollie Kissane, Clountubird /

 

Robert Purcell, Woodford /

 

Michael & Kathleen Browne, Waterford &

 

Special Intention              9.00am

 

                Paul Doyle, Tanavalla, Months Mind /

 

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

 

Mon 23rd                            10.30am

 

                Funeral –Jeremiah Galvin             11.30am

 

Tues 24th            Special Intention              10.30am

 

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

 

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

 

 Fri. 27th                                  10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

28th                       Johnny Griffin Ballygologue Park /

 

Sinead Halkett, Bedford                10.30am

 

                Anne Nancy O Sullivan, Killocrim /

 

Betty Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tec. /

 

Noreen Donegan, Ballygologue Park /

 

Richard Carey    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

29th       Angela Moloney, The Square     9.00am

 

                Nora Curtin, Chicago, Tralee & Ballybunion           11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr. Hanafin, 087-8341083  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Bridie Dowd, Dowd's Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Hannora Brown nee McCarthy, Charles St.

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               John Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                deceased of the Stack & Flaherty familes

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                (grandmother to Mary Sweeney)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       COMMUNITY NOTICES:

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYERS FOR OUR FARMING COMMUNITY

 

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

 

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

 

                                 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ABIDE WITH ME

 

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

 

“Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.  

 

 The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide! 

 

 When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, 

 

  Help of the helpless, Abide with me”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A PRIEST IS………

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK    14th    22nd   April     

 

Saturday

 

      14th                 John & Phyllis McMahon, Clieveragh Park /

 

John O Connor, Clieveragh Pk.                   6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sunday

 

15th                       Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane    9.00am

 

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

 

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

 

Kathleen & Mick O Sullivan, Derryfarm   11.30am

 

Mon 16th            Special Intention /

 

Elizabeth Sullivan, Lislaughton & Perth   10.30am

 

Tues 17th            Special Intention /

 

Paddy & Lil Flavin, Dirha & Bedford /

 

Maura & Michael Cronin, Market St. &

 

John Madden, Sligo        10.30am

 

Wed 18th                                                            Patricia Griffin, Feale Drive /

 

Jeremiah Loughnane, Ballygologue Park                10.30am

 

Thurs19th                                            Bridie O Connor, Springmount   10.30am

 

 Fri. 20th                                  10.30am

 

 Saturday

 

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

 

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

 

Kathleen Harnett & Deceased Family Members, Gortnaminch /

 

Maire Chute, Feale Drive              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sunday

 

22nd      Michael & Mollie Kissane, Clountubird /

 

Robert Purcell, Woodford            9.00am

 

                Paul Doyle, Tanavalla, Months Mind /

 

Catherine O Mahony, Ballygrennan /

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

KNOCKANURE: Sun          8th  10.00am    Parishioners

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & deceased family members

 

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

 

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

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Sunday 15th April

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Very many thanks for your generosity.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE FABULOUS MICHAEL ENGLISH AND HIS BAND IN CONCERT

 

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

 

 

 

                                                          ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                Our Liturgy Groups in both Churches are so generous, kind