MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Open 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 10th and Sunday 11th November

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat             10th    7.30pm                 For all the deceased on the November List

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        11th   10.00am   Jerry Enright, The Village, Knockanure (Months Mind)

 

Mass Moyvane; Thursday 15th at 7.30pm for all the deceased on the November List; Friday 16th at 7.30pm for all deceased Clergy who ministered in our parish; Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy, and Mass on Sunday 18th at 11am for Noreen O Driscoll, Farranree. Mass Knockanure on 13th at 7.30pm for Robert O’Connor, Kilbaha; Mass on 14th at 7.30pm for all the deceased on the November Lists and Sunday 18th Mass at 10am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure.

 

SENIOR Citizens Mass on Monday 12th in Knockanure Centre at Noon and Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 18th at 12.30pm, in Marian hall.

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Tuesday 10am – 5pm;  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses this weekend 10th/11th in aid of Irish Church Commissions & Agencies. WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: The Pope’s recent visit to our Country cost €20 million.  The Bishops have informed us that 80% has been collected right across all Parishes in the Country.  Next weekend 17th/18th they are asking all Mass goers to generously donate to a second collection to help in clearing the remaining 20% of costs towards Pope Francis’s visit.  Over to you generous parishioners.

 

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS IN THE LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA: Over the last number of months our Diocese have had many meetings and courses in putting in place Lay Funeral Ministers who will lead the service of the ‘Reception of the Body at the Church’.  Most Parishes across the Diocese have welcomed this including this Parish.  I am delighted to announce that two Parishioners have accepted the invitation to take on this Ministry Mary Fitzgerald, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna and Helen Dowling, Coilagurteen.  They have clear instructions how they will assist me for the reception of the Body at the Church.  It is so important that all of us be kind and encouraging in putting this new Ministry into place.  From now on either Mary or Helen will be present at all removals to our Churches.  I welcome them and thank them for getting involved in this new Ministry.   KNOCKANURE CHURCH: Alleluia!  Knockanure church is open this weekend.  Very many thanks for your patience and understanding while it was closed.  The Community Centre Committee were utterly fabulous to us while the Church was closed.  Thank you so very much.  

 

CHRISTMAS STOCK IN OFFICE:  In our Parish Office we have a wide selection of Christmas gifts and Christmas cards.  Come in and see what is available.  By supporting our Parish Office you are supporting both Churches.  Jacqueline will give you a warm welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  0667134276: Celebrate your Faith: Mon. 12th, 19th & 26th Nov. 7.30-9pm.

 

Profaith: Thady O'Connor, 7 Powerful Characteristics on Passing on the Faith, Tues 21 & 28th Nov. 7.30 -9pm. 

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th - Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.

 

AWARE: is currently recruiting volunteers.  No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. www.aware.ie or 01-2374926.

 

                           GENERAL ABSOLUTION SHOULD RETURN

 

The third Rite of Reconciliation (General Absolution) enjoyed a great reception in most parishes in Australia until November 1998.  God Rest him, Pope John Paul II put an end to it by stating that the first and second Rites of Penance were the ‘sole ordinary means’ by which Catholics are sacramentally forgiven by God and that illicit use of the third Rite of Reconciliation (General Absolution) had to be ‘eliminated’.  I was working in Liverpool when this awful announcement was made.  I was sad beyond words.  An Anglican Minister, who knew how much I was in favour of General Absolution, rang me and invited me to his home for a chat and a bit of grub.  I’ll always remember what he said to me:  “Fr. Kevin you Roman Catholics are the only group of Christians I know who could gather a Church filled with confessing believers on a Tuesday night, explicitly there to repent of their sins and received God’s beautiful forgiveness and send them home because they wanted to use the wrong Rite.  Anglicans and all in my Church would be grateful that so many had gathered for the single purpose of celebrating God’s unbounded mercy”.  I never forgot those words and how right he was.  What has happened since November 1998?  In spite of our preaching, our teaching, our demands and our encouragement the reality is that since the third Rite was eliminated the vast majority of Catholics do not access any form of penance ever.  Even Advent and Lenten penance services have noticeably shrunk in recent years.    I believe if we restore the more ancient communal Rite of Penance, we could regularly see again a Church full of confessing Catholics repenting of their sins and celebrating God’s warm and unbounded mercy.  We need General Absolution and I think it should return immediately.  

 

                                          THE EBB AND FLOW

 

The death and resurrection of Jesus push us back to our own experiences of death and resurrection.  Perhaps it was the serious illness of a child and her subsequent recovery.  Perhaps it was a failure in some enterprise a failure that left us disheartened and hopeless – until with a friends help we gradually worked back confidence and enthusiasm.  Perhaps it was the breakdown of a friendship with some sense of betrayal.  We felt it was all over until a moment of mutual forgiveness and the friendship lived again as though it had never died.  When we tasted healthy living again, there was a particular joy of having loved and lost and found again.  There are countless such dips and surges in my life.  St. Ignatius of Loyola urges us to remember during the dips that this will pass, and that it is a bad time to make decisions.  Let all of us think and pray the EBBS and FLOWS we encounter going through life will not make us bitter but better.  

 

MAKING PEACE

 

Armistice Day on 11th November puts me in mind of the stupid wastefulness of war, and the overwhelming joy of peace when arms are laid down.  No wonder that the peacemakers earn one of Jesus’ Beatitudes:  “They shall be called children of God”.  As we gather for Eucharist this weekend, lets have the honesty looking into our hearts just in case there maybe ramblings resentment or unforgiving injuries or indeed anger.  That is where wars start.  Be conscious of those people who stir displeasure in you.  Hand them over to God’s care. Be at peace.

 

                                        NOTICES

 

ICA FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION: at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 13th November at 7:30pm.  Light refreshments.  Admission €5. Non-members welcome.

 

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: The ICA Family Fun Day is on Sunday 25th November at the Marian Hall 2- 4:30pm.  There will be a Jumble Sale, Bake Sale, Magic tricks with lots of games to play and of course visit Santa. Meet your friends and have a fun-filled afternoon.   Don't miss it! 

 

THE 26TH VILLAGE FESTIVAL: The Development Association would like to thank all who attended the various events. The committee would also like to thank patrons & sponsors who have supported the Festival down through the years. Thanks to the RSS & SOLAS participants, volunteers & committee members who helped in organising The Community Centre & Marian Hall for the weekend's activities. Last but not least we would like to thank the Community Centre Committee, the Marian Hall Committee, Fr. Kevin & Mrs Madden for the use of various facilities over the weekend. 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carer's Support Group take place at on Tuesday November 13th at 12.30pm.

 

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS: present Bryan MacMahon’s play ‘The Honey Spike’  This production promises to be an excellent performance and you can be part of it all by going along to St John's Theatre Nov 15th to 18th. Book with Joe Murphy 068/22566.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   11th    18th   November

 

Sat.

 

10th                       Patsy Cronin, Bridge Rd., 1st Anniversary /

 

Elizabeth O Connor, Greenville, 1st Anniversary  /

 

Irene McElligott, Craughatoosane / John & Tom Daly, Bridge Rd. / Norma Ryan, Skehenerin / Kathleen McCarthy, Tanavalla / Noreen Lyons, Cahirdown / Mary Anne Keane & Dec. Family Members, William St. & Julia Stack Toor, Duagh / Tom, Bridget, William & Sean Thornton, Gortnaminch / Paddy Horgan Charles St. / Kathleen O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Prionnsias Kelly, Derry, Listowel & Donegal          6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

11th                       Mossie Molyneaux, Woodford  9.00am

 

                John Groarke, Bedford, Months Mind /

 

Danny & Nora O Donoghue, Bedford /

 

Mary Moran, Billerough /

 

Teddy & Margaret Hartnett, Lartigue Village & Clieveragh / Patrick Scannell, Dromin  /

 

W.W. 1 Remembrance Day Mass              11.30am

 

Mon 12th                            Mai Buckley, Bridge Rd. 10.30am

 

Tues 13th                            People of the Parish       10.30am

 

Wed 14th                                                                            Mary McLoughlin, Mayo               10.30am

 

Thurs 15th                                                           Anne Looney, Skehenerin           10.30am

 

 Fri. 16th               Margaret Stack, Charles St. & John Rowan, Tarbert            10.30am

 

     Sat.

 

17th                       Holy Souls           10.30am

 

                Ted Kelliher, Coolnaleen Lower, Months Mind /

 

Mary Broderick, Bunagara, 1st Ann. & Deceased Members of the O’Connor & O’Sullivan Families, Bunagara /  John Sayers, Greenville / Pat O Connor, Craughatoosane / Jack McElligott & Deceased Family, Shrone West / Finbarr McAuliffe, Church St & John O Hara, Newcastlewest / Thomas Sheahan, Ballygologue Pk / Stephen & Tony Whelan, Finuge / Jackie & Nellie O Flaherty, Greenville / James & Maureen Keane, William St. / Dr. Robert Corridan, The Square / Mary & Tim Horan, Ennismore /

 

Ellen Halpin, Breda Hinkins Nee Halpin, John Joe Halpin, Johnny & Bridget O Sullivan Dirha Cottages & Ennismore, Joan Scanlon, Glin, Teresa Gallagher nee O Sullivan,  Ennismore Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

    Sun.

 

    18th                   World Day Remembrance of Crash Victims           9.00am

 

                Eva Murphy, Church St. & Noreen Broderick, Bunagara /Sean Boland, Market St. /

 

Tommy Sheahan, The Square /

 

 Presentation Secondary School Mass    11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 11th   November         

 

Fr. O’Mahoney   087-6807097197  (emergencies only)

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths:  Margaret (Peggy) O’Connor (nee Enright)  died in New York, late of Bridge Rd. & requiem took place last Friday in Listowel

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Michael & Kathleen Cody, Ballybunion Rd. / Teresa Sullivan nee Lucey, Cardiff & Charles St., Mary Lucey, Charles St. /  Paddy Horgan Charles St. / Mary & John Linnane, Urlee, Lisselton / Nora Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave. / Paddy Canty, Ballygologue park / Mai Stack, Feale Drive.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR THE  IRISH CHURCH COMMISSION & AGENCIES will be taken up at all Masses, after Holy Communion this weekend Sat  10th & Sun. 11th Nov.

 

ANNUAL LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY W.W.1  REMEMBERANCE MASS  marking the centenary of the end of World War 1 followed by a short Ceremony will take place at the 11.30 a.m. Mass on this Sunday 

 

SERVICES OF LIGHT THIS WEEK: Presentation Primary, Monday 12th at 6.15pm. / Gael Scoil, Tuesday 13th at 1pm. and Scoil Realta Na Maidine, Thursday 15th at 6.15pm.

 

NOVEMBER PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION 2019: will take place a t the Vigil Mass next Saturday night  Nov. 17th  The Parents and children are all asked to attend. There will be a meeting of the organising group with Fr. Declan in the Presbytery on Tuesday evening at 6.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 12th  at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday 13th at 7pm. in the Presbytery.

 

ALL PARISH ALTAR SERVERS are asked to attend a meeting on Wed. 14th 7-8pm. in the Church, parents are asked to attend at 7.45pm.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH LITURGY GROUP  will meet on Thursday 15th at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

PREPARING FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019: First Holy Communion Children  2019  will participate in our Vigil Mass (6.15 p.m.) next weekend.

 

NORTH KERRY ANNUAL MASS & WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE MASS FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS  is taking place on next Sunday morning (Nov. 18th) at 9.00am.  Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw our attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them.

 

PRESENTATION MASS  In anticipation of Presentation Day which takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 21st , we welcome the our Presentation Secondary students and Staff who are hosting  our 11.30 a.m. on next  Sunday Nov.  18th.  We are delighted that you are participating in our Mass and singing with our Parish Choir.  Nano Nagle was born in 1718 and the Mass will commemorate her 300th Birthday. The school are also holding a BINGO Fundraiser on the afternoon of the 18th Nov. at 3.00p.m. in the School Hall. The BINGO Jackpot will be €1,000.

 

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampill Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

 

PRAYING FOR OUR DEAD ON NOVEMBER LISTS: Many thanks to you who have already dropped in your November Lists & Offerings as we pray for our Dead.  This is the purple envelope with the insert in your Envelope Box and there are some loose ones at the back of the church.   You can then place on the Offertory Basket or drop into the Sacristy or Parish Office at any time.   The names of our Dead will be placed on the Altar at each of our November Masses and at the special masses for our  Dead  each Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m. throughout the month of November

 

MASS FOR THE DECEASED OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS will take place on Friday night 30th November 2018 at 7.00 p.m.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY:  FINAL COLLECTION FOR WMOF 2018 AND THE VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS 17TH/ 18TH NOV. Deep appreciation and sincere thanks to all involved at national, diocesan and parish level supporting the WMOF 2018 and the visit of Pope Francis. Possibly its greatest impact was through live satellite transmission worldwide and also worldwide media reporting. Its key aim was to promote “Care of Family” worldwide. “The future of humanity passes by way of Marriage and Family.”  All the dioceses of Ireland committed to funding it. Budgeting and fundraising was successful. The overall cost was twenty million euro.  At this stage it is 80% paid for.  Reflect on how the event is something we can be proud of. This is the final National collection. Give generously if you can afford it.  The collection in the diocese of Kerry is being held on the weekend of 17th & 18th of November, a week later than most dioceses.. 

 

                                                                                    Bishop Ray Browne.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

ARD CHÚRAM CHOIR & FRIENDS presents An Evening of Music. On Friday 23rd Nov. at 8pm. Tickets  €10.00 in the  Listowel Parish Office All proceeds in aid of New Dementia Unit – Ard Cúram Day Care Centre.  Only a few tickets left.

 

TEA DANCE LISTOWEL at the Listowel Arms Hotel, Sunday Nov. 18th 3pm. to 6pm. Admission €5. Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

Further Notices are on our Website at

 

www.listowelparish.com 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER November

 

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

 

Parish Office times:  Open 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 3rd and Sunday 4th November

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat              3rd   7.30pm   Parishioners

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun            4th  10.00am  Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased of the Culhane & Sheahan families

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass in Knockanure Community Centre)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                          11.00am              Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni)

 

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

 

Mon         5th       7.30pm                Special Intention (Teresa)

 

Tues         6th       7.30pm                Mass for all the deceased members of the ICA

 

                                                                (Mass in the Marian Hall – all welcome)

 

Wed         7th       7.00pm                First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony (no Mass)

 

                                                                for Murhur N.S. (in the school – all welcome)

 

Thurs        8th       7.30pm                For all the deceased on the November Lists

 

Sat            10th      7.30pm                For all the deceased on the November Lists

 

Sun          11th     11.00am               Mass for all Altar Servers & their families

 

Church of Corpus Christ:  Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November

 

Fri             9th        7.30pm                Michael Lane, Beenanaspig (Anni)

 

                                                                (Mass in Knockanure Community Centre)

 

Sun          11th     10.00am               Jerry Enright, The Village, Knocnanure (Months Mind)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 10th/11th in aid of Irish Church Commissions & Agencies.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Mary, Mike and Daniel Stack, Keylod and all in their extended family on the death of David whose funeral took place in Moyvane last Wednesday.  Our prayerful support continues to be with them.  To Nora Fitzmaurice and Mary Lyons and families on the death of their nephew Jamie McCoy, Abbeyfeale whose funeral took place on Friday.  We extend our prayerful blessings to the McCoy family and Fergus O’Keeffe and staff where Jamie worked so diligently.  May David and Jamie Rest In Peace.

 

TWO SPECIAL DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: We will remember and honour the faithful departed whose funeral Masses took place in Knockanure and Moyvane from November 2017 to November 2018.  A special memorial candle will be given to families of the aforementioned.  Knockanure Mass will be on Monday 19th November at 7.30pm and on Monday 26th November in Moyvane.  I would appreciate if you could inform people living outside the Parish that are associated with these funerals of the above dates.  

 

MEMORIAL MASS: will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael's Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 7th November at 7.30pm. All welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Celebrate your Faith: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mon. 12th, 19th, 26th Nov 7.30-9pm.

 

Ardfert History Society: Tommy O' Connor, The demise of the "Big Houses" including the Crosbie departure from Ardfert. Thurs 8th Nov 8pm.

 

Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and wellbeing. Sat 10th Nov 9.45am-4pm. Contact: Anna 087/9447105.

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD: Fri. 14th - Sun 16th Dec.  Book Now.

 

                              NOVEMBER - WE REMEMBER

 

As a Church, we always remember our faithful departed in this month of November.  Even those who believe neither in God nor in the Resurrection will still remember their dead and their deeds.  As followers of Jesus, our remembrance of our dead is faith based.  We recognise and recall what they have done in this life but we also acknowledge that they live on, and hope one day to be reunited with them.  We remember them, but before God, which is another way of saying that our remembrance of them is a prayerful one.  Some words I recall from our family Bible of my youth:  “It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins”, and it occurs to me that it is also holy and wholesome for you and I to think about our own death and to pray that it may be a good and happy one.  The only certainly we have in life is that we are all going to die.  There is no way we can escape that.  Most of us are reluctant to think about our own death and we condemn talk of death as morbid.  Granted there can be an unhealthy preoccupation with death.  I consider it just as unhealthy to flee from thinking about it.  It is as natural as birth and we who claim to be followers of our Risen Jesus sharing already in His new and eternal life should be ready to think from time to time of our own death and prepare for it.  I invite you to come to the November Masses for all named on the November lists.  These Masses will bless both our faithful departed and ourselves as well. 

 

                             “ACTUALLY THIS IS ALL WE NEED FOR TODAY”

 

Way back in 2000 I was giving Missions in the States.  At that time there were many crazy game shows on television.  The one that I got great fun from was “Knockout”.  Crazy competitions where anything goes,  one of the tests had three people in a supermarket each with an empty trolley.  At the sound of a whistle, they had two minutes to dash around the aisles, filling the trolleys with all sorts of goods.  When the whistle sounded again, they had to go to the checkout, where all goods in each trolley were checked on the cash register.  The one with the most valuable trolley was declared the winner.  As they were waiting for the checkout to be completed it was common to see someone look in another’s trolley and remark, “Oh, I’m sorry I didn’t see that.  I should have taken more of those items when I was at it”.  Seldom is anyone happy with the result, because they were under such pressure that there was no time to think in the midst of the crazy scramble.  Now let us put two more trolleys into the competition, except this time, these two, a woman and a man, are people who take Jesus seriously and who rely and live on His Commandments and promises.  The whistle blows and they’re off.  Then with these two there is no mad scramble.  The two are very calm as they stroll along, picking up a loaf of bread here and a pound of butter there.  When one of the ‘crazy bunch’ drops something from a trolley, one of our friends picks it up and puts it back on the trolley that dropped it.  Time is up and all six report to the checkout.  Imagine the looks of the four when they looked into the trolleys of our two friends!  There is just too much for one of the four who berate them.  “Who on earth let you two out?  Didn’t anyone tell you what this is all about?  Where are you going with a loaf of bread and a pound of butter and a bottle of milk?  Were you not told this is a competition and the one with the most is the winner?”  The two calmly replied, “Actually this is all we need for today.  You see our father owns the supermarket”.  November focuses the mind and heart in the realisation that none of us will live forever.  We are all just passing through.  Just look at the past and see all those who are gone to their eternal home.  The two in the supermarket who trusted in Jesus had the right idea.  All we need for today is His presence, blessing and protection.  Make it a November to remember.  Be assured of my prayers.  

 

                                                                     NOTICES:

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER: Dinner, dancing and afternoon tea in the Marian Hall on November 18th.  Mass at 12.30pm.  Please book with Ita on 068/49134 or Maureen 068/49365.

 

MOYVANE ICA: wish to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a grant for €1000 from Kerry Co. Council under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018. This money will be used to purchase equipment for the kitchen in the Marian Hall and to carry out repairs to storage cupboards.

 

TICKETS FOR CONCERT FUNDRAISER:  In aid of Ard Cúram Day Care Centre, Listowel (towards the new dementia unit) are on sale in the Parish Office and after all Masses this weekend.  Your support would be deeply appreciated.  €10.  If you wish to buy a ticket but are unable to go please put your name and contact number on the stub and it will be entered in the draw for two tickets to the Late Late Show. 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   4th    11th   November          

 

Sat.

 

3rd                         Breda Mahony, Cahirdown /

 

Patrick & Mary Hickey, Banemore /

 

Eileen & John O Connell, Woodford /

 

John Paul, Eugene & Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara /

 

Josie Doyle & Deceased Family Members,

 

 Bridge Rd. & Tanavalla /

 

Jeremiah & Bridie O Driscoll, Dirha /

 

Kathleen & John Galvin, Ballybunion Rd. /

 

Joe Heffernan, Clieveragh /

 

Jackie Sheahan, Church  St. /

 

Patrick & Mary Murphy, Bedford              6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

4th                         Thomas Jun., Margaret (Peggy) & Tom Sen. Kelly, Killocrim /

 

Richard Dillon, Ennismore             9.00am

 

                Patsy O Mahoney, John B. Keane Grove & Coolbeha, Months Mind / Michael Lynch, Liosarda & Mary Lynch, Lisselton /

 

Timothy Scanlon, Cahirdown      11.30am

 

Mon 5th                               Funeral – Mary Brennan, Charles St.

 

John & Julia Griffin, Fourhane / Maureen Hayes                10.30am

 

                Funeral – Martin Scanlon, Ballygologue Pk.          11.30am

 

Tues 6th                               Michael McCarron & Deceased Family Members, Catherine & John McDaid & Deceased Family Members Gurtinard, Derry & Donegal      10.30am

 

Wed 7th                                                                               Deceased Member of the Maher Family, Coilbee & America                 10.30am

 

Thurs 8th                                                                             10.30am

 

 Fri. 9th                 People of the Parish         10.30am

 

     Sat.

 

10th                       Holy Souls on November Lists    10.30am

 

                Patsy Cronin, Bridge Rd., 1st Anniversary /

 

Elizabeth O Connor, Greenville, 1st Anniversary  /

 

Irene McElligott, Craughatoosane /

 

John & Tom Daly, Bridge Rd. /

 

Norma Ryan, Skehenerin / Kathleen McCarthy, Tanavalla / Noreen Lyons, Cahirdown /

 

Mary Anne Keane & Dec. Family Members, William St. & Julia Stack Toor, Duagh /

 

Tom, Bridget, William & Sean Thornton, Gortnaminch     Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

    Sun.

 

    11th                   Mossie Molyneaux, Woodford  9.00am

 

                John Groarke, Bedford, Months Mind /

 

Patrick Scannell, Dromerin /

 

Danny & Nora O Donoghue, Bedford /

 

Mary Moran, Billerough /

 

W.W. 1 Remembrance Day Mass              11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 4th   November         

 

Fr. McNamara   089-4044816  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS & FUNERALS: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths:

 

                 Mary Brennan, Charles Street. Reposing in Lyons Funeral Home this Sunday 2.30pm to 4pm. arriving to the Church for 4.30pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 10.30am. burial afterwards in Gale Cemetery.

 

                Martin Scanlon, Ballygologue Park. Reposing in Lyons Funeral Home this Sunday 4.45pm. to 7.00pm. arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.30am. burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery. 

 

                Anne Minihane nee O’Sullivan, died in Kent late of Clieveragh Downs, Burial of ashes Wed. 7th at 2pm. Lislaughtin Abbey.

 

  and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Sean & Carol McCarthy, Killocrim / Moss Lyons, Finuge / Nellie McDonald, Dublin & Listowel / Michael O Keeffe, Moyessa / Agnes Kelly, Charles St.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PRAYING FOR OUR DEAD ON NOVEMBER LISTS: Many thanks to you who have already dropped in your November Lists & Offerings as we pray for our Dead.  This is the purple envelope with the insert in your  Envelope Box and there are some loose ones at the back of the church.   You can then place on the Offertory Basket or drop into the Sacristy or Parish Office at any time.   The names of our Dead will be placed on the Altar at each of our November Masses and at the special masses for our  Dead  each Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m. throughout the month of November

 

 

 

VISIT TO OUR CEMETERIES ON  THIS SUNDAY NOV. 4TH

 

You are invited to come to your local cemetery this Sunday afternoon as we pray for our dead.  A short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes approx.) will take place as follows: 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery  /

 

3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.

 

LISTOWEL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT: We are delighted to facilitate ‘Upon Quiet Projection’ by Ronan Coyle at the Reconciliation  Room on this Saturday night from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

 

MASS FOR THE DECEASED OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS will take place on Friday night 30th November 2018 at 7.00 p.m.

 

MASS FOR THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF BRIDGE CLUB: will take place at the Arms Hotel on Tuesday (6th Nov. ) at 7.00 p.m. (Sharp)

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR THE  IRISH CHURCH COMMISSION & AGENCIES will be taken up at all Masses, after Holy Communion next weekend Sat  10th & Sun. 11th Nov.

 

ANNUAL LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY W.W.1  REMEMBERANCE MASS  followed by a short Ceremony will take place at the 11.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday next  11th Nov. All welcome.

 

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampill Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

A MEMORIAL MASS will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael's Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday, 7th November 2018 at 7.30pm. All welcome.

 

FUNDRAISER CONCERT  Ard Chúram Choir & Friends presents An Evening of Music. On Friday 23rd November at 8pm. Tickets  €10.00  and can be got Listowel Parish Office or any committee members, door prize: 2 tickets to Late Late Show. All proceeds in aid of New Dementia Unit – Ard Cúram Day Care Centre North Kerry. 

 

TEA DANCE LISTOWEL at the Listowel Arms Hotel, Sunday Nov. 18th 3pm. to 6pm. Admission €5. Everyone welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Listowel Author Judith Carmody will give a talk on her recently published book 'Co-Bully no more' on Thursday Nov. 8th at 6.30. The Target Audience is General Public. No advance booking necessary. Free event all welcome.

 

LISTOWEL'S BRYAN MACMAHON The Honey Spike, by local amateur group the Tarbert Theatre Players. On in  St John's Theatre Nov 15th to 18th. Book with Joe Murphy 068 22566

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE PARENTS PLUS COURSE start date  14th Jan. 2019 Parents Plus Early Years Programme

 

 (1 – 6 years) Topics Include: Being a Responsive Parent

 

Encouraging and Supporting Children Promoting Children’s Language and Development Helping Children Concentrate and Learn Building Cooperation in Young Children Managing Tantrums, Misbehaviour and Problems. To book a place on this course contact Bridie 068-23584.

 

 

 

Further Notices are on our Web Page at

 

www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

 

 

26th MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL: Preparations are being finalised for the 26th Village Festival over the October Bank Holiday weekend.  Events are as follows: 

 

Friday 26th – Rambling House in Marian Hall 9pm – all welcome.

 

Saturday 27th - Boro Buffet Community Centre 7.30pm (meal 8pm sharp).  

 

Sunday 28th – Vintage display, Mini Trade Fair and Farmers Market at 12noon in Community Centre.                          Children’s Face painting at 1pm in Community Centre,                         Children’s Tractor Run in School grounds at 2pm. 

 

                       Dog Show in Church carpark at 2.30pm.  

 

                       Guided Woodland Nature Walk 3pm.  

 

Monday 29th - North Kerry Harriers Hunt at 12noon.  

 

                       Children’s Fancy Dress Party in Community Centre at 1.30pm.

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times:  Closed Mon 29th & Wed 31st. Open Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm;  Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. 

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat             27th    7.30pm                 Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni), his parents Brendan

 

                                                                                                                                & Eileen & his brother Pat

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        28th  10.00am    Seán McMahon, Carrueragh (Anni) 

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

MOYVANE:                                          11.00am              James Moody, Woodgrove (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Tuesday 30th Oct to Sunday 4th Nov

 

Tues  30th   7.30pm         Special Intention - sick

 

Wed  31st    7.30pm         VIGIL – All Saints Day

 

                                            All the deceased on November Lists

 

Thurs    1st           11.00am               HOLY DAY - All the deceased on November Lists

 

Fri             2nd   7.30pm    All the deceased on November Lists

 

Sat            3rd   7.30pm     Parishioners

 

Sun          4th  11.00am    Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christ: Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th November

 

Thurs     1st  10.00am       HOLY DAY – All Saints Day

 

                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

Sun           4th  10.00am   Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane & deceased of the

 

                                                                Culhane & Sheahan families

 

                 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

RESTORATION FUND: This weekend there will be a once off collection for the Restoration Fund towards the ongoing works undertaken in both Churches.  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated.  

 

INDULGENCES AT THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS

 

1.            From 12 noon on the 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all people who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intention can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a Church and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed.  This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed.  Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following November 1st.  Holy Communion may be received on any day from November 1st to 8th.

 

2.            The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st – 8th November.  The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

 

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: Fr. Teddy has been in touch to inform us of the annual November Mass on Monday 5th at 7pm in the Chapel of Christ the Healer for patients who died during the year in Kerry University Hospital including those who died by still birth and miscarriage.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  0667134276

 

AA Open Public Meeting: Organised by Ardfert AA Group. All Welcome! Wed. 31st Oct., 8.30pm.

 

Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and well-being. Sat. 10th Nov.

 

9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna 087 944 7105.

 

3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R.,  Thurs. 15th - Sat. 17th Nov. Book now.

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th - Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North

 

Kerry.  The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday

 

23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit.  The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan.  Tickets are €10 each and are available in the Parish Office from Jacqueline.  A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert.  Those not going to the concert can still be in the draw by putting their name and number on the ticket.  Your support would be very much appreciated. 

 

TADY O’CONNOR R.I.P. LATE OF KNOCKANURE VILLAGE

 

The mystery of the removal of a plaque from Tady O’Connor’s grave continues.  Having spoken about its disappearance at Masses last weekend in the hope that the plaque would be returned there is still no trace of it.  Tady, God rest him was very well liked and would be termed as a ‘character’ in the Village.  He lived next door to Paddy and Cathy Kennelly.  He was in his 50’s when the Lord called him home on 14th March 1994.  His neighbours and friends funded the placement of a plaque on his grave to honour his memory.  Please God it can be returned to Knockanure Cemetery.  

 

                                    GIVE AND TAKE

 

GIVE and TAKE shared a house together, one day they set out on a long journey.  GIVE strolled along enjoying the walk, but TAKE was pushing a barrow laden with so many of his possessions that he could not keep up.  His clothes too, were weighted down by all the things in his pockets.  GIVE reached his destination, still as fresh as when they started.  TAKE was so busy going back to pick up items he had dropped that he never got there.  Rumour has it that he is struggling along still, wrecked with worries and terrified of losing all his precious belongings.  

 

NOTICES

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting it the Marian Hall on Tuesday 30th October at 6pm.  All members are asked to attend.

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB:  would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection in both Moyvane & Knockanure.  Total collected €640.  Also a special thanks to the collectors.  

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House Thursday 1st November at 9pm.  All welcome.  Come along to enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day:  Monday 12th November.  Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years.  Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan.  €10.

 

If attending please contact the Centre on 49799. 

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL:  Best wishes to all involved with the Festival this weekend,.  Please note a change of venue for the Children’s Fancy Dress on Monday – it will now be held in the Marian Hall at 1.30pm. 

 

Also see the lovely write up on page 35 of Kerry’s Eye this week.

 

CONGRATULATIONS:  To Ciara Hudson, Kilbaha who was presented with the overall winner of the Youth Award at the Kerry Community Games last Saturday.  Well done Ciara.

 

AD MULTOS ANNOS: Warm congratulations and well done to all in Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, who last Tuesday celebrated 40 years in business.  This is a fantastic achievement and we wish Mike and Michelle and all the family and staff continued blessings and success as they head joyfully, please God towards the 50th and beyond.  It is great to have such a fantastic range of goods in our Homevalue Hardware Store.  Well done to one and all.  Ad Multos Annos.  

 

HOLIDAY WEEKEND:  welcome to all visitors who are joining us for the holiday

 

Festival.   Your presence with us always brings us a great since of joy and blessings.  Please God it will be a safe time for us all and also that Halloween will be a safe time in our Parish.  While there is always a great since of fun and mystery attached to Halloween, there is also the danger of fireworks causing serious and hurt.  We need also to be aware of the animals who get very stressed and frightened when these fireworks go off.   NOVEMBER OFFERINGS:  Please hold your purple envelopes until Sunday 4th November due to the once off Restoration Fund Collection this weekend.  

 

CLOCKS:  Please note the clocks go back one hour on Sunday 28th at 2am.  One extra hour in bed!

 

 

 

 

                       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 20th and Sunday 21st October

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat             20th   7.30pm Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        21st  10.00am     Deceased of the Cronin family, Knockanure

 

                                                                                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

MOYVANE:                                          11.00am              Denis McEvoy, Aughrim (Anni) & deceased of the  

 

                                                                McEvoy & Foley families

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th October

 

Tues  23rd   7.30pm         Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan, Aughrim (Anni)

 

                                                                & deceased of the Hanrahan family

 

Sat           27th   7.30pm    Gerry Galvin, Leitrim E (Anni), his parents Brendan &

 

                                                                Eileen & his brother Pat

 

Sun         28th    11.00am                 James Moody, Woodgrove (1st Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th October

 

Mon       22nd   7.30pm   Timmy Horgan, Jnr, Trien, Kilmorna (Months Mind)

 

                                                                (Mass in the Community Centre)

 

Sun         28th  10.00am   Seán McMahon, Carrueragh (1st Anni)

 

                 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses this weekend for the Propagation of the Faith.

 

RESTORATION FUND: Next weekend 27th/28th there will be a once off collection for the Restoration Fund towards the recent works undertaken in both Churches.  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated.   ALTAR SERVER CELEBRATION: on Sunday 11th November at 11am in Moyvane Church.  Mass will be celebrated for all Altar Servers and their families.  More details later.

 

KNOCKANURE CHURCH:  Work progressing slowly therefore Church remains closed this week.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE 066/7134276: 

 

Celebrate your faith with videos:  St Teresa Avila Elizabeth Gilmartin, Monday 22nd  October 7.30-9pm Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays 2.30-4pm.

 

AA Open Public Meeting: Wednesday 31st October 8.30pm.

 

Self Care Day: Practical skills to promote self-care and well-being: Anna O'Donoghue  087/9447105.

 

3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th November.  Book now. TRÓCAIRE PARISH VOLUNTEERS: Trócaire supports some of the world's most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland.   We are a group of committed individuals who meet three times a year in Killarney to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire. Are you interested in becoming involved?  If so, email volunteering@trocaire.org or phone Fr. Michael Moynihan on 087-6551902 for more information.

 

IS IT DIFFICULT ADVICE?

 

In one of my ‘FIRST FRIDAY’ calls recently I had the privilege of looking through the personal notebook, which my friend had inherited from an elderly Aunt many years ago.  Amongst the variety of prayers and quotations that the Aunt had collected, this one was heavily underlined:  Pause before you speak and ask yourself:     

 

IS IT TRUE?   IS IT KIND?  IS IT NECESSARY?

 

It is brief and to the point and oh what a lot of trouble could be prevented if more of us decided to follow that advice.  It is difficult advice? 

 

                                                                 MISSION SUNDAY

 

Someone said even the devil can quote scripture for his own ends.  Have we ever been like the terribly tempered Lucy in the “Peanuts” comic strip?  Lucy comes into the room where Linus is watching television.  He says to her, “I was here first so I get to watch what I want”.  Without a word, Lucy marches to the television and flips the channel to her programme.  Linus protests, “Hey!” Assuming her best know-it-all stance, Lucy says,

 

“In Matthew’s Gospel it says: ‘Many that are first will be last and the last first’.  Linus’s response was, “I’ll bet Matthew didn’t have an older sister!”  Wouldn’t it be sad if we were ever to quote Scripture more for show than for truth?  This is Mission Sunday where we are encouraged to help in making the Gospel and values of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit known by the way we live our own lives.  We are asked to pray for all who are Missionaries.  Secondly, we are asked to be generous in today’s second collection.  Our donations go to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, which will distribute all money collected equally toward spreading the Gospel worldwide.  Let us be challenged this Mission Sunday in spreading the Gospel at home, but also by our prayers and financial support in ensuring that it continues to be heard right across the world.  

 

                                            MISSION POSSIBLE

 

We live with more noise today that our predecessors.  Sound abounds wherever we are.  Technology intrudes.  Some even opt for noisy isolation with their personal stereo.  The world of nature plays to an increasingly unaware and unheeding audience.  But God’s way of communicating does not seek to shout or clamour loudly for our attention, like a teacher in some unruly class.  Those who seek God are more likely to find him in solitude.  Where can we find that peace and solitude?  The wave of Irish Monks who swept across Europe in the seventh century went in search of solitude.  They journeyed far but they also journeyed within – a far deeper and unchartered journey.  Perhaps it accounts for their extraordinary success as Missionaries.  The Church paid its own compliment to the contribution of such hermits when it chose St. Therese, a convent bound contemplative as the patroness of the Missions.  Therese Martin entered the Carmelite Convent at the age of 15 and died in 1897 at the age of 24.  She is a wonderful example to all of us – her ‘little way’ of being open to God’s will, living from moment to moment and doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.  

 

“SENT FORTH!”

 

“Through the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation each Christian is sent forth to be a missionary, a missionary disciple.  The Church as a whole is called “to go forth” to bring the words of eternal life to the peripheries of our word.  Share the Gospel of the family joy for the world!”  Pope Francis Phoenix Park.                                                    NOTICES

 

26th MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL: Preparations are being finalised for the 26th Village Festival over the October Bank Holiday weekend.  Events are as follows: 

 

Friday 26th – Rambling House in Marian Hall 9pm – all welcome.

 

Saturday 27th - Boro Buffet Community Centre 7.30pm (meal 8pm sharp).  

 

Sunday 28th – Vintage display, Mini Trade Fair and Farmers Market at 12noon in Community Centre.                          Children’s Face painting at 1pm in Community Centre,                         Children’s Tractor Run in School grounds at 2pm. 

 

                       Dog Show in Church carpark at 2.30pm.  

 

                       Guided Woodland Nature Walk 3pm.   

 

Monday 29th - North Kerry Harriers Hunt at 12noon.  

 

                       Children’s Fancy Dress Party in Community Centre at 1.30pm.

 

POST STROKE SERVICE WITH PHYSIO AND NURSING SUPPORTS: (6 Week) 10am to 3pm in Ard Churam Day Care Centre Listowel in November. For Further information contact Louise 068/22986.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Autumn Courses – contact Bridie 068/23584.

 

Halloween Camp: The annual Halloween camp will take place from October 30th to November 2nd from 9.30am1pm daily. Places limited, contact Patricia Lyons. 

 

Baby & Us Programme:  from 16th October to 11th December 10am to 12noon.  Moms, Dads, Partners, Grandparents welcome and especially the babies.  €3 per week.  

 

Meditation & Mindfulness: Developing skills to stay calm in your life.  Four Sessions with Kate Fitzpatrick from Thursday 1st November 7.30pm.   

 

Nourishing Yourself:  Developing strength to be present in your own life.  Four Sessions with Kate Fitzpatrick from Tuesday 6th November 7.30pm. 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   20th   28th   October         

 

Sat.

 

20th                        Pat Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive

 

 & John Downey Brosna /

 

John Guiney, Charles St. Birthday Rem. /

 

James Enright, Dromurrin & Deceased Members of the Enright & Roche Families, Gortacrissane /

 

Tilly Larkin Chute, Charles St. /

 

Collette Mahoney, London          6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

21st                        People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Bridie & Michael Flavin, Knockane & Deceased Family /

 

Sheila & Charlie Fitzell, Ballygologue Rd.                11.30am

 

Mon 22nd                           Private Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 23rd                            Christina Canavan nee Griffin, Dirha        10.30am

 

Wed 24th                                                                                            10.30am

 

Thurs 25th                                                                           10.30am

 

 Fri. 26th               Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Rd. Birthday Rem.               10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

27th                                       10.30am

 

                Michael McCarron, Gurtinard , Months Mind /

 

Dermot Buckley, Bridge Rd. /

 

Sr. Nuala O Leary, Presentation Sisters   Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

28th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Joanna Sheehy, Clieveragh /

 

Maureen Dowling, Derry /

 

John, Delia, Johnny & Teddy Keane, Slievecahill / Margaret (Peggy) Enright, The Square & Cahirdown / Mary Sheehy, Gortacrissane /

 

Brendan Harnett, Killocrim           11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 21st  October        

 

Canon Declan  087-0908949  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths:

 

                 Marion O Sullivan, Clieveragh.

 

                Denis Kennelly, Colbert Street.

 

                Edward Kelliher, Coolnaleen Lower.

 

                 Philomena Wolfe, Dublin & Downpatrick.

 

on and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

FUNERAL Edward Kelliher, Coolnaleen Lower, reposing Lyons Funeral Home this Monday, arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem mass Tuesday 11.30am burial St. John Paul II Cemetery.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Jack & Sheila Buckley, Patrick St. / Paddy & Mary Doyle, Tanavalla & Deceased Family Members.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

PREPARING FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019: We welcome our children and their parents who are preparing for their First Holy Communion 2019 at our Vigil Mass this weekend.  The parents and children host the Mass and this will be a monthly event between now and next May.

 

THIS SUNDAY IS MISSION SUNDAY - PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH COLLECTION: The annual collection is taking place this weekend after Holy Communion. Its special focus this year is on the spread of the Gospel among people who have never heard of or only recently heard of Jesus. 40% of the Church worldwide is missionary. The Mission Sunday collection is held worldwide this Sunday. It provides vital finances to many missionary areas. There are still over 1000 Irish Missionaries abroad.

 

CHURCH LITURGY GROUP will meet on Thursday 25th October at 8pm. in the Presbytery. All members are asked to attend.

 

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BE A PRIEST? COME & SEE – Exploring Priesthood Retreat 23rd / 24th November 2018 Mount St. Anne’s organised by the National Vocations Office. More info:  www.vocations.ie

 

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST: Now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply. This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for applications  31st Oct. 2018 . More Info. www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833.

 

PUBLIC TALK ‘EXPLORATION OF THE CHRISTIAN STORY - deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’ presented by Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Wednesday, October 24th 2018 in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. : 8.00pm.  All welcome free event.

 

CALLING TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS.  If you are considering doing the Presidents Gaisce Award we are pleased to announce our parish is providing a 13 week community segment starting Week commencing 5th November for those interested TY Students.  Please leave your name and contact number in parish office 068-21188 limited places available.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

STROKE DAY SERVICE: POST STROKE SERVICE WITH PHYSIO AND NURSING SUPPORTS ( 6 Week programme) 10.00 am to 3 p.m (1 Day a week )  Ard Churam Day Care Centre Listowel and  in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee Commencing November 2018. For Further information and Referral Details Contact Listowel Louise 06822986 Tralee: Rose 0667123373.

 

HISTORY AT KERRY WRITERS MUSEUM Wednesday 31st Oct. 7.30pm. Hostage to the Devil, a screening of the acclaimed documentary film on Ballylongford born Fr. Malachy Martin lecture Adm. €5.00 Sunday 11th Nov. 7.30pm. Armistice 100: County Kerry & the Great War, by Tom Dillon Lecture Adm. €5.00. contact 068-22212 email:info@kerrywritersmuseum.com

 

TOASTMASTERS: Plenty of conversation, gain confidence and meet new people at the next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters this Thursday, October 25th, at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

FREE TRAINING FOR FARMERS - Internet & IT Skills, Animal Identification & Movement, Farm Safety Statements and Risk Management course at Adult Literacy Centre, 58 Church Street, Listowel.  Phone Mary for further information on 068 23866 or 086 7969627.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Learn to paint for your enjoyment using Acrylics, Classes on Monday Mornings, Meditation & Mindfulness “Developing the skill to stay calm in your life” 4 sessions with Kate Fitzpatrick Learning several meditations over the 4 weeks. Dates: Thursdays 1st Nov. 15th Nov. 29th Nov. 6th Dec. Time: 7.30 p.m. Fee: €20 for 4 weeks

 

Contact: Bridie 068-23584. Halloween Camp The annual Halloween camp will take place from October 30th-November 2 from 9.30am-1pm daily. Places limited, contact Patricia Lyons on 068 23584 for further details.

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. -  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 6th and Sunday 7th October 

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat             6th   7.30pm    Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod (Anni)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun        7th  10.00am       Parishioners (Mass in Knockanure Community Centre)

 

MOYVANE:                                          11.00am              Joe O’Connor, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October

 

Sat            13th   7.30pm   Special Intention

 

Sun          14th  11.00am Henry Stackpoole, Aughrim (Anni), his wife Bridie

 

                                                                & deceased family members       

 

                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 14th October

 

                                                                Sun          14th   10.00am                 Liam Sexton, Knockanure (Anni) & deceased of the 

 

        Sexton family (Mass in Knockanure Community Centre)

 

                                                                 

 

 

 

                                 

 

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

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that my October First Friday calls here in the Parish will be on Thursday 18th in Knockanure and Friday 19th in Moyvane. 

 

DUTY:  Over next week or so if you need a Priest for an emergency or sick call please phone Fr. Martin on 087/2589682.  Contact Jacqueline during office hours for on 068/49308 for other enquiries.

 

1 IN 10 ROSARY CRUSADE FOR IRELAND:  During Penal times when the Holy Mass was banned in Ireland, Irish people turned to the Rosary for support in their troubles and to keep the faith alive in their homes.  Amongst the many miracles and interventions attributed to Our Lady of the Rosary, the following three stand out in modern times.  In the life of Patrick J. Peyton C.S.C., by Fr. Richard Gribble C.S.C., two stories concerning the Irish priest, Fr. Patrick Peyton now Venerable Patrick Peyton are recorded.  The first concerns a threatened communist takeover of Brazil in 1964.  Fr. Peyton decided to organise a Rosary Rally in the capital Rio de Janiero.  Two million people attended and prayed the Rosary which resulted in a peaceful overthrow of the Communist Government.  The Rosary Rally was recognised by Church and State as bringing about the victory.  Again on December 8th 1985, Fr. Peyton organised a Rosary Rally in Manila in the Philippines in response to President Marcos’ refusal to step down following his defeat in a Presidential election.  Two million came onto the streets and prayed the Rosary.  Shortly afterwards Marcos stepped down.  Fr. Peyton said the success was due to the power engendered by the Rosary.  After the second World War, Austria was taken over by

 

Communist Russia.  An Austrian priest Fr. Petros went up and down the country asking people to pray the Rosary every day to save Austria.  Only 1 in 10 agreed to sign a pledge to do this.  However, on 13th May 1955, the Feast day of our Lady of Fatima, the Russian army suddenly withdrew peacefully from Austria.  Many people couldn’t understand why as the Russians had never left Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and other Eastern European countries.  However, Chancellor Raab in a Radio broadcast declared that it was the 1 in 10 people praying the Rosary that saved Austria.  Our lady works these miracles not just to solve critical situations but to remind us of the power of Her “weapon” of the Rosary and to spur us on to do as she asked of Her six visits to Fatima “pray the Rosary every day”.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST:  will take place on Ballybunion beach on October 7th at 2.30pm. Join tens of thousands of faithful on the coasts of Ireland to pray the Rosary on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary as we pray for faith and life through Our Lady’s intercession.    Further info visit - www.coastalrosary.ie, text 087/2786552 or email coastalrosaryireland@gmail.com.  

 

ENCOURAGEMENT

 

One of the nicest gifts one can give to another person is the gift of encouragement. And it costs nothing. Encouragement really does make a difference. It is something everyone can give. It brings out the best in people. Nine tenths of education is encouragement. To encourage is to build up, respect, inspire and strengthen a person. Correction does much, but encouragement does more.  Everyone who receives encouragement – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.  Plant words of encouragement everywhere you go today and watch what happens. Have you ever noticed how someone with shoulders bent, head drooped and eyes dull from disillusionment, pain or discouragement, will react when given a few kind words of encouragement?  Your tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body; use yours to lift someone up today.  Encouragement from any source is like a shower of rain upon a parched desert. It gives life. It refreshes. It energises.  Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticise me and I may not like you. Encourage me and I will not forget you.  God is never a God of discouragement. When you have a discouraging thought in your mind, you can be sure it is not from God. God never brings discouragement.  Encouragement and words of kindness are gifts you can give that are priceless. Pause for a moment and think of one practical way you can encourage someone today. Focus on one person and say something that will make her/him feel important, a compliment, a word of praise, an uplifting comment. Wherever you go always leave a legacy of encouragement after you. 

 

“Whatever you did for one of these the least of my sisters and brothers you did for me.” (Mt. 25:40)

 

ONE INTERVIEW WE’D ALL LIKE TO PASS

 

I had to smile at this story I read – five times!   A Hotel chain interviewed five thousand people for five hundred jobs.  The interviews quickly cut that number down to size.  They’d been told to reject people that didn’t smile at least four times during the interview.  Hospitality may be a business, but it should also be a way of life.  Now, that’s surely one interview we’d all like to pass with flying colours!

 

DO IT AGAIN WITH LOVE……..

 

I heard recently of a lovely Catholic Church in the States who were celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a reunion between past and present Parishioners and Clergy.  One man was a millionaire and he told the assembled congregation of an incident in his childhood.  He had earned his first dollar for some small job and was considering all the different ways he might use it. He was at a Parish Mission and heard the mighty Missionary speak about how every single dollar made such a fantastic difference to young and old in the Mission fields.  They boy had to decide whether to give up his precious dollar or not.  “The Lord won”, said the man proudly, “and I am convinced that the reason God has blessed me so much is that when I was a boy I gave God that day everything I had”.  Everyone in the Church was most impressed by the story until an old lady and very dedicated parishioner stood up.  “And I dare you to do it again!”  The Parish Priest very quickly defused the situation and said “You are all invited to tea and refreshments in the Hall next door”.  When does one stop!                                      NOTICES  

 

KNOCKANURE PARENTS ASSOCIATION:  Would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate collection.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  

 

TIDY TOWNS: results announced last week saw Moyvane increase its score by 6 marks to 293.

 

Congratulations to all those involved in helping to achieve this result: Staff & Students of Murhur National School, Village and Parish Residents, Housing Development Committees, the local Business Community, members of RSS and Solas, Moyvane Development Association members. Special thanks to all who took part in the clean ups over the summer, to individuals who maintained their own areas and to those who took part in the clean-up of the approach roads and village during the Spring clean-up month of April.  A special word of thanks to all those who helped with planting of flower planters and beds in May and to all the individuals who watered the beds and planters over the past number of months. It would be impossible to continue to increase the Tidy Town marks without your continued support and help. Well Done to Everyone! Full Tidy Towns results can be viewed on www.tidytowns.ie. Also Congratulations to Listowel Tidy Towns Group on their great win.

 

PASSION FOR MISSION: EMBRACING THE POSSIBLE IN TIMES OF CONFLICT: 

 

The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thursday 18th October at 8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church is

 

                                   fitted with a loop

 

                                system. Please adjust

 

                                   your hearing aid. 

 

 

 

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MASSES THIS WEEK   7th   14th  October         

 

Sat.

 

 6th                        Patrick Joseph Enright, Courthouse Lawn, 1st Ann. / Jim Scanlon, Dirha East & Dec. Family /

 

Patrick (Paddy) O’Sullivan, Meen, & Dec. Family /

 

Tom McCarthy, Coolnaleen /

 

Michael, Denis & Mary O Connor nee Chute, Edward & Mary Browne & Kathleen Keegan nee Browne, O’Connell’s Ave. /

 

Patrick Carey, John & Josephine Woulfe, Ballygologue & Patrick St.          6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

7th                         Vincent Moloney, The Square    9.00am

 

                Fr. Hallie Ashe, Gurtinard & Church St. 1st Ann.

 

Anthony Dowling, Courthouse Rd. /

 

Kevin (Geg) Sheehy, Ashfield /

 

Martin McGrath, Cahirdown/

 

Richard O Flaherty, Church St. /

 

Joe Stack, Ballinruddery                11.30am

 

Mon 8th                               Jamie O Carroll, Caherdaniel 1st Anniversary /

 

Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 9th                               Johnny Holly, O’Connell’s Ave. Birthday Rem. / Jim Scanlon, Dirha            10.30am

 

Wed 10th                                                                            Kitty Catherine Hastings, Lyre /

 

Tomas O Donnell, Ennismore      10.30am

 

Thurs 11th                                                           Mass of Thanksgiving     10.30am

 

 Fri. 12th               St. Benedict Parish Adult Choir     10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

13th                       Robert & Nora O Shea, Charles St.            10.30am

 

                Jim Lyons, Feale Dr., Months Mind /

 

Margaret O Connor, Meelish Close, 1st Ann. /

 

John Neville, Woodford /

 

Tess Stack, Moyessa /

 

Ned O Connell, Grogreen /

 

Patsy, Pat & Bridie Nolan /

 

Austin Stack, Feale Drive              Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

14th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Joseph & Hannah Walsh & Dec. Family, Dirha East / Michael G O Connor, Patrick’s St. &

 

Michael Chris O Sullivan, Derry & America /

 

Jerry O Keeffe, Charles St. /

 

Joan Hilliard, Cahirdown                11.30am

 

 

 

Priest on duty for our area on this Sunday 7th October        

 

Fr.  Hanafin,  087-8431083  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers our recent deaths:  Michael McCarron, Gurtinard

 

                 Patrick O Mahoney, John B Keane Grove.

 

                Michael (John) Obrien, Manchester late of Convent St.

 

on and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE: Thomas O Connor & deceased family members, Skehenerin / Martin McGrath, Cahirdown.

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

DAY FOR LIFE 7TH OCTOBER Celebrated yearly by the Catholic Church – raising awareness about the meaning of human life at every stage and in every condition. Please pick up a leaflet at the back of church on your way out. www.chooselife 2018/Day4Life/.

 

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

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 8th  at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL  with representatives from Lixnaw, Moynave, Duagh & Listowel will meet in Lixnaw Presbytery on this Monday 8th October  at 8.00 p.m.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019  In preparation for First Communion 2019 – all the parents (only) are asked attend a meeting on Tuesday next  9th Oct. 8pm to 9pm. Sharp at  the Seanchaí. Centre, The Square.

 

RECRUITING EXTRA MINISTERS FOR OUR CHURCH:  Our Parish Liturgy Group  are looking for  extra Adult Readers please contact Mary Walsh on 0876294324/ Student Readers Michelle Buckley on 0872071371 and Minsters of the Eucharist, Parish Office on 21188.

 

PUBLIC TALK ‘EXPLORATION OF THE CHRISTIAN STORY - deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’ presented by Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The talk will take place over two evenings, Wednesday, October 17th & Wednesday, October 24th 2018 in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. 

 

Time: 8pm.  All are welcome.  Admission: Free

 

PASSION FOR MISSION: Embracing the possible in times of conflict The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thursday 18th October @8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

BALLYBUNION SEA & CLIFF RESCUE SERVICE will hold their annual church gate collection at all masses on next weekend 13th and 14th October 2018.

 

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND  Journey through mental health Wednesday nights at 8pm in the Seanchaí  Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry,  0860271990.

 

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR BUSY PEOPLE FREE EVENT Friday 12th Oct. 11am. to 1pm. Listowel Family Resource Centre. Facilitator: Fr. Anna O Sullivan, (Senior Clinical Psychologist Kerry Adult MH Services). “No talking just doing” workshop will include elements of mindfulness, visualisation, progressive muscular relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing and many others.

 

THE ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting Tuesday October 9th at 12.30pn at Listowel Frc.

 

THE WORLD OF NANO NAGLE Sat 20th Oct: Maurice Bric UCD: The World of Nano Nagle when the Penal Laws were enforced, ignored and abolished. 10am – 4pm; €65 incl. light lunch; Booking required Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411 www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY WALKING GROUP Want to get some exercise?  Would like to go for a walk  but would like company?  Why not join our Community Walking Group?  You can walk and talk at the same time as getting exercise!  We cater for  beginners and moderate walkers. We meet every Monday evening at 6.55 p.m.  in the Neodata Car park ( adjacent to town park)  and walk  from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ( approx.)

 

For further information contact   0834809426.

 

TOASTMASTERS: Plenty of conversation, gain confidence and meet new people at the next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters this Thursday, October 11th, at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASS with Anne McAuliffe will resume on Wednesday,  10th October in the Seanachie centre from 3 oc onwards. 0876736337. "       Anne MCAULIFFE.

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P. -  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 29th and Sunday 30th September 

 

MOYVANE:                         Sat            29th    7.30pm Bridie Moore, Glenalappa (Month’s Mind)

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       30th   10.00am    Tom Flavin, Trien (1st Anni)

 

                                                                                                                           (Mass in Knockanure Community Centre)

 

 

Mass Moyvane at 11am Sunday 30th for James Harnett and his parents Maurice and Mary of Leitrim West. Mass Moyvane Wed. 3rd Oct. at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, The Hill; Sat 6th at 7.30pm mass for Mary Ellen Flaherty and Sunday 7th mass for Joe O’Connor. Mass Knockanure Sunday 7th Oct. at 10 am in Community Centre.

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Ger O’Connell & family, Moyvane South on the death of his brother Billy,

 

Mountcollins, Co. Limerick and Myshall, Co. Carlow.  Billy’s funeral took place last Saturday in Mountcollins. To Mary Lyons & Nora Fitzmaurice & families on the death of their brother Bill Cahill, Abbeyfeale whose funeral took place last Thursday.  May Billy O’Connell and Bill Cahill enjoy the delights of God’s Kingdom.  Our prayerful support is with their families at this difficult time.   May they Rest In Peace.

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that my October First Friday calls here in the Parish will be on Thursday 18th in Knockanure and Friday 19th in Moyvane.  Duagh Parish calls were done this past week.  

 

DUTY:  Over next ten days or so if you need a Priest for an emergency or sick call please phone Fr. Martin on 087/2589682.  Contact Jacqueline during office hours for on 068/49308 for other enquiries.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Celebrate your Faith with videos: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer & others. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mondays - starts 15th Oct from 7.30-9pm.

 

Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays - 16th Oct 2.30-4pm. KNOCKANURE CHURCH:  Work has commenced in Knockanure Church which will remain closed until further notice.  In the meantime Sunday Mass at 10am will be in Knockanure Community Centre.  Thanks for your patience, understanding and co-operation.  

 

PUBLIC TALK:‘Exploration of the Christian Story - deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’ presented by Fr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The talk will take place over two evenings, Wednesday October 17th and Wednesday, October 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel at 8pm.  All are welcome.  Adm free.  Fr. Eugene is a great speaker and has a great message to share. There will be an opportunity for questions & answers. NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE: is now taking requests for

 

winter work.  We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. power washing footpaths and driveways). Christmas is quickly approaching and now is the time to tackle indoor improvements and repairs. We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068/23428 or 087/3776724. CONGRATULATIONS:  To our neighbouring Parish Listowel on winning the overall Tidy Towns Award.  It is a wonderful achievement not only to win the top award but to win the top award also in their designated section. 

 

Their dedicated band of helpers and committee members are an inspiration to all of us.   Well done.

 

    DEPRESSION A CROSS CARRIED QUIETLY AND SOMETIMES SECRETELY

 

I ask you never to underestimate the pain some people endure because the truth is everyone is struggling.  It’s just some people hide it better than others.  Depression is a cross many carry quietly and more often than not secretly.  Depression is not just about being sad.  Depression is like a darkness that creeps over you and possesses you.  It drains you; it takes everything from you and leaves you feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless and numb.  It is prison.  There is no hope, no self-esteem.  It’s overwhelming and it can be so cruel.  It is as insidious as cancer.  Only that it is worse than cancer.  It is an alone experience, a room in hell with only your name on the door.  It is an awful monster that sleeps inside your head.  It can make you feel so helpless and alone that you convince yourself that there is no light at the end of the tunnel.  Sometimes the person who smiles and tries to keep everyone happy is the loneliest of all.  They are dying inside.  They go through blackness and awful loneliness and cover it.  It’s not always easy to notice it.  What’s the answer?  When something bad happens to you, you have three choices.  You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it strengthen you.  Name it, face it and know it is OK not to be OK.  Learn how to cope with the storm.  Facing depression requires courage, humility, determination and strength of character.  It takes a strong person to confront depression.  Medical, psychological and spiritual help should be availed of.  Not always easy to be a friend of a depressed person, but it one of the kindest, noblest and charitable things you will ever do.  Be a friend, listen and let the person unburden themselves.  Never, never lecture them.  Don’t label them as lazy or push them into what you consider a ‘normal timetable’.  Depression can be handed over to God.  Place it in His hands and have patience.  Trust God.  Depression is not a sign of weakness.  It can be a sign of a strong person who is determined to endure pain. I strongly think that a person who endures depression is a fit candidate for canonisation and is to be greatly admired.  We all need to be aware that depression is getting widespread.  That is why we all need to be extra sensitive to those in our families and those who live around us.  Depression is a huge illness.  Many suffer.  Many are affected.  We all can help with our prayers and sensitive attitude.

 

                                 

 

   THE SEVEN SOCIAL SINS

 

Wealth without work;

 

Pleasure without conscience;

 

Knowledge without integrity;

 

Commerce without morality;

 

Personality without character; Science without humanity; Politics without principle.

 

                     NOTICES

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting in the Marian Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 3rd October.  All members are requested to attend.  New members welcome. 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House: on Thursday 4th October at 9pm.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshments served.  All welcome.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.  Active Retirement Day: takes place on Monday 8th October.  Music by Stevie Donegan. €10.  All welcome.  If attending it is important to ring the office on 068/49799.  All welcome.

 

HOLLY’S GALA:  Warm congratulations and well done to Terry Dunne and Holly’s Gala on winning the B.E.S.T. Award for excellence in retail at the 2018 Gala Annual Conference which was held in Killashee Hotel in Naas. On behalf of the Parish we congratulate them on winning this prestigious award which is richly deserved.  We are so fortunate and richly blessed to have such a wonderful shop in our village.  The staff are always so helpful and cheerful and we thank them for all the ways that they make shopping at Holly’s Gala such a nice experience.  Well done to one and all.  

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOUCE CENTRE:   A free workshop on supporting healthy family life on Wednesday 3rd October from 9.30am - 1pm.  Babies/Toddlers are welcome to attend with family members. Book in now and enjoy a FREE ‘mini’ massage before the event begins! Speakers:   Dr. Ann Horgan Consultant Psychiatrist HSE  “Well Being for Mom and Family”.  Edel Lawlor, Play Therapist “Mothering with Love”.  Claire Adams, Music Therapist, “Supporting Babies & Children through Music”.  Goodie bags for all moms kindly sponsored by Hartnett’s Pharmacy, Dolans Pharmacy & Horans Health Food.  Contact the Centre on 068/23584. 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                      Vigil and Sunday Masses – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September

 

MOYVANE:                                         Sat            22nd     7.30pm                Deceased of Flavin & Mulvihill families, Lower Aughrim

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun          23rd   10.00am Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                                          11.00am              Joan Mulvihill, Moher (Anni)

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September

 

Fri           28th       7.30pm                Mikey Joe Enright, The Village (Anni)

 

Sat          29th       7.30pm                Bridie Moore, Glenalappa (Months Mind)

 

Sun        30th      11.00am               James Hartnett, Leitrim West (Anni)

 

                                                                & his parents Maurice & Mary

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Monday 24th to Sunday 30th September

 

                                                                Mon      24th       12noon                 Funeral Mass of Timmy Horgan Jnr., The Nursery,

 

                                                                                                                                Trien & Killarney.

 

                                                                (Timmy’s funeral arrangements are as follows: Reposing at Finucane’s Funeral Home,

 

on Sunday from 4pm – 7pm.  No removal on Sunday evening.  Timmy Jnr’s remains  

 

will arrive at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure for 12noon Mass.  Burial after

 

in Ahavoher Cemetery) Our prayerful support to his loving parents Timmy Snr and

 

Mary and family.  May his gentle soul enjoy the delights of God’s Kingdom.

 

 

 

                                                                Sun        30th       10.00am               Tom Flavin, Trien (1stAnni)

 

                                                                                                                                (please note this Mass will be held in Knockanure

 

                                                                                                                                Community Centre)

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

DUTY THIS SUNDAY:  Fr. Brendan Walsh, Causeway  087/7913271. Emergencies only. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: for Diocesan Needs will take place at all Masses this weekend. 

 

YOUR GENEROUSITY IS SIMPLY FANTASTIC: I wish to acknowledge and appreciate your tremendous generosity to both the Offertory collections and to my Dues collections.  These are difficult and hard times financially for all families and yet you continue to be exceptionally generous to both Churches in our Parish.  Thank you.  Please be aware that this coming week works continue in both Churches to ensure that they are in the best order for all our Church celebrations.  Very many thanks to the wonderful volunteers who have beautified and delightfully enriched the back of Knockanure Church.  A lovely new fence and lovely topsoil (the latter which was very generously donated by a parishioner) has made a huge difference. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Andrew Rogan and family, Lisaniskea on the death of his loving mother Vivienne, Caherdavin, Limerick whose beautiful funeral Mass took place in Christ the King Church, Caherdavin last Tuesday.  To the Costello family, l/o Trien on the death of John Costello in England.  Mass for John will be celebrated in Knockanure on Sunday 21st October at 10am.  May Vivienne and John Rest In Peace. 

 

KNOCKANURE CHURCH CLOSED: from Tuesday 25th September to mid-October.  Sunday Masses will be in Knockanure Community Centre.  Very many thanks to all in the Centre for their very generous help in accommodating once again.  In the interest of health and safety, we ask that people do not enter the Church while the works are being carried out.  Eucharistic Adoration in Moyvane only on Wed’s.  Thank you. 

 

ALTAR SERVER CELEBRATION:  In thanking the Altar Servers who have completed their time as Servers in both Churches, we will be having a Mass of thanksgiving on Sunday 11th November.  The outgoing Servers will be presented with a plaque in recognition of their dedicated Ministry of Altar Serving.   This will be followed by an outing with their parents and the Server Co-ordinators Bernie & Liz. 

 

                                PASSPORT TO HEAVEN

 

One day you and I will depart on our final journey from this life.  The late Fr. John, whom you loved and appreciated told you time and time again that he would be the last P.P. in Moyvane.  He wasn’t!  God rest him.  But when you and I depart this life, it will be cost free.  No need to worry about reserving a seat.  It’s already reserved.  The flight will be on time.  We’re guaranteed that.  Our good deeds and our acts of kindness will be our luggage.  Helping parishioners who feel excluded, sad, poor and vulnerable will be our visa.  “As long as you did it to one of these you did it to me”.  And charity will be our passport.  All you and I need to make sure we travel economy class.  Can I tell you on this kind of journey, it’s much safer than business class.  We are privileged in our Parish to have the Lyons’s of Derry, Listowel and Finucane’s of Keylod as fantastic undertakers who are so, so supportive of families in grief.  We thank them for all the love, help and sensitivity.  May God continue to bless them in the very sensitive and loving work they do with us at times of funerals. Currently, I am looking at my own passport with a view to my first foreign holiday since I have come to the Parish in July 2015.  Thank God it’s intact.  I hope my passport to Heaven will be equally intact.  How is your passport to Heaven?

 

SANCTUS (HOLY HOLY ……….SO VERY IMPORTANT)

 

Though originally not part of the Eucharistic Prayer the Sanctus (“Holy, Holy”) is sung after the preface.  It contains echoes of the account of the call of the wonderful prophet Isaiah of the vision of John in the 4th chapter of the lovely book of Revelation.  It is a declaration of God’s holiness, God’s otherness.  All creation is united in heaven and on earth is proclaiming this.  It is a high point in the Eucharistic Prayer and this is made clear when it is sung.  (Our excellent Choirs - no pressure - but the Holy, Holy Lord sung make our Masses extra special!)

 

                                                                         NOTICES

 

GREAT GAA DAYS: Feale Rangers won the u16’s County Plate beating Castleisland District in a sensational final.  The Parish had two representatives on it Mícheál Fogarty (Captain) and Mícheál Kissane.  Our Parish u14’s had a great win over Ballyduff in the North Kerry Championship Div 1 Final on a score line of 5-19 to 5-13. Captain T.J. Mulvihill.   Meanwhile across the Estuary the Cooraclare Seniors beat the mighty Doonbeg (Magpies) on a score line of 15 points to 1-7.  Cooraclare advance to meet Podge Collins & Co., the Cratloe team.  Great days all round for GAA enthusiasts.  Well done to all the winning teams.  

 

MOYVANE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP:  A meeting will be held Wednesday 26th September at 10.30am in the Marian Hall to discuss the future of the group.  If you have an interest in this group it is important that you attend.  Any queries contact Laura 087/9206421.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL:  wish to thank the Community Enhancement Programme & Department of Rural & Community Development for the grant towards helping us clear and plant at the rear of the Church in Knockanure. 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Basic, Intermediate and Benefit 4 computer courses beginning in October.  To register contact Bridie 068/23584.

 

TOASTMASTERS: If you want to gain confidence, become a better speaker, meet new people and have a good night out, then come along to Listowel Toastmasters! The first meeting of the new season will be held at the Listowel Arms Hotel at 8pm on Thursday September 27th.  New members and guests always welcome

 

  CALLING ON MAN U, CELTIC, JOHN DELEANEY AND THE IRISH TEAM

 

The GAA and in particular the Cork County Board have had awful press and awful comments made about them concerning the Liam Miller Testimonial which will take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh this Tuesday.  We all wish Liam’s loving family blessings and good fortune for the future and please God Tuesday’s Testimonial will benefit them financially.  However, that financial gain could be a lot bigger and better if Man United, Celtic and the FAI get involved even at this late stage.  I call on them to match between the three of them what is raised from the game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  It is a once off game and the chances of having similar games to this in the future are very remote.  Over to you Man U, Celtic and FAI. 

 

TEN SECOND SERMONS

 

             Life is fragile – treat it with prayer.

 

             Lord, through this hour be Thou my guide.  That by Thy power no foot shall slide.

 

             Any concern too small to be made into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased of the Brosnan family

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun       16th  10.00am     Parishioners

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

    JESUS AND YOUR MOBILE PHONE!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

       KEEP IN MIND

 

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

 

                         EXCLUSIVE!  TRUMP THAT!

 

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

 

                                                                         NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Transport will be provided from the Church Car Park.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WHO IS JESUS?

 

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

 

       HOW CLEAN IS YOUR HEART?

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL NEWS

 

                                  

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   16th       23rd September        

 

Sat.

 

15th                       Ellen McMahon, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Paud Guerin, Convent St. /

 

Sheila Stokes, Cahirdown /

 

Philomena O Connor, Market St.              6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

16th                       Dan Broderick, Bunagara              9.00am

 

                Benny Landy, Clieveragh Pk. /

 

Sha & Bernie O Reilly, Greenville               11.30am

 

Mon 17th                            Clementina Cattini, Ballyheigue & Tralee               10.30am

 

Tues 18th                            Geraldine Daly, Bridge Rd. /

 

Eileen Barry, Bunagara, 1st Anniversary /

 

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

 

Private Intention              10.30am

 

Wed 19th                                                                            Mass of Thanksgiving /

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Sat.

 

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

 

Dan Joy, Killocrim /

 

Ned McGrath, Woodford             10.30am

 

                 Noreen Browne, Woodford /

 

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

 

Thomas O Connor, Skehenerin & Deceased Family Members /

 

Jacqueline Roche, Ballyhorgan  Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

23rd                       John & Frank Murphy, Billerough /

 

Anne Buckley, College Lawn & Kilkee      9.00am

 

                Joe & breeda Carey, Greenville                 11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers:

 

                 Jim Lyons, Feale Drive.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

INVITATION  FOR  ALTAR  SERVERS

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit.

 

Booking essential. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & deceased of the Galvin family

 

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

 

                                                                All welcome

 

Sat          15th       7.30pm                Special Intention - sick

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Sun        16th       10.00am               Parishioners

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

their First Confession and their First Holy Communion.  

 

                BE REALLY CAREFUL ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS!

 

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

 

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

 

DECISIONS

 

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

 

  JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED BETWEEN TWO THIEVES

 

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

 

                               NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

     Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy.

 

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

 

THIS YEAR LISTOWEL CELEBRATE THE 160TH

 

                          ANNIVERSARY OF THE RACES

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   8th       16th September         

 

Sat.

 

8th         Mary Roche, Bedford, 1st Anniversary /

 

Hannah & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig /

 

Barthy O Driscoll, Tanavalla /

 

Nora Browne, Coolagown /

 

Michael Whelan, Market St. /

 

Tony O’Callaghan, Cahirdown     6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

9th                         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                John Ryan, Skehenerin /

 

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

 

Mon 10th                            Mona Ryan, Ballygologue Rd.     10.30am

 

Tues 11th                                            10.30am

 

Wed 12th                                                                            Hannah & Vera Buckley, Gortnaminch    10.30am

 

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

 

 Fri. 14th                                 10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

15th                       Patsy Stack, Gortcreen  10.30am

 

                Ellen McMahon, Gortaglanna, Kilmorna /

 

Paud Guerin, Convent St. /

 

Sheila Stokes, Cahirdown             Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

16th                       Dan Broderick, Bunagara              9.00am

 

                Benny Landy, Clieveragh Pk. /

 

Sha & Bernie O Reilly, Greenville               11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Fr.  McNamara,  089-4044816  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers:

 

                 Denis Stack, Clieveragh.

 

                Patrick Buckley, Gortnaminch & Manchester.

 

                Anne Moloney nee Scully, Cherrytree Drive.

 

                Betty Hayes, UK, late of Listowel.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

 

 

LISTOWEL RACES ACCOMMODATION offices numbers 0877382083 and 0874355363.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

CEAD MILE FÁILTE

 

TO LISTOWEL RACE WEEK

 

 

 

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

 

                                                                                      Fr. Declan

 

 

 

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

 

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit.

 

Booking essential. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                (mother of Mary Danaher Kennelly, Knockaure)

 

MOYVANE:                                                                         11.00am               Parishioners

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 9th September

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276):

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

         HOW IS YOUR HEART TOWARDS GOD AND YOUR PARISHIONERS

 

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

 

POST OFFICE

 

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

 

                                                                            NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

POPE FRANCIS WITH US

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel News.

 

                                 

 

Sat.

 

1st          Brendan & Kathleen Daly, William St. /

 

James Lyons, Bedford /

 

Johnny Walsh, Listowel & Cork  6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

2nd                        Mass for fine weather for the Races,

 

requested by Race Company /

 

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

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

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

 

Tues 4th                               Dan Foley, Meen /

 

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

 

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

 

Thurs 6th                                                             Catherine Barry, Dirha Cottages 10.30am

 

 Fri. 7th                                   10.30am

 

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

 

 Sat.

 

8th                         Ned Stack, Cahirdown /

 

John O Keeffe Greenville /

 

Jimmy Joy, Ballygologue Pk.        10.30am

 

                Mary Roche, Bedford, 1st Anniversary /

 

Hannah & Margaret Kennelly, Coolaclarig /

 

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

 

Michael Whelan, Market St.        Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

9th                         People of the Parish       9.00am

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Fr.  Brick,  0879473317  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                     

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun      26th    10.00am    Parishioners

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                & deceased of the O’Flaherty family

 

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

 

                                                            Lynch & Byrne Families & Special Intention

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure: Sunday 2nd September

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                (mother of Mary Danaher Kennelly, Knockanure)

 

                                 

 

                 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                   SERMONS

 

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

 

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

 

“Lastly and lasted……”

 

                                                      POPE FRANCIS IN IRELAND

 

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

 

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

 

                 Sharon Ní Bheolain and Áine Lawlor (also EWTN)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                St. Mary’s Church Listowel Church News

 

                                 

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   26th     2nd  August       

 

Sat.

 

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

 

Stephen (Stevie) Foran, Baile O Dubhda /

 

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

 

Deceased Members of the Duggan Families /

 

Deceased Members of the Lyons Families            6.00pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

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

 

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

 

                James & Margaret Scanlon, Clieveragh  /

 

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

 

Mon 27th                            Special Intention              10.30am

 

Tues 28th                                            10.30am

 

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

 

Thurs 30th                                                                           10.30am

 

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

 

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

 

 Sat.

 

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

 

                Brendan & Kathleen Daly, William St. /

 

James Lyons, Bedford    Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

 Sun.

 

2nd                        Mass for fine weather for the Races,

 

requested by Race Company      9.00am

 

                People of the Parish       11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers:

 

                 John Guiney, Charles Street & Arus Mhuire

 

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

 

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

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

KNOCKANURE:                 Sun      19th    10.00am    Holy Souls

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Sun       26th  10.00am    Parishioners

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                                                        NO TIME FOR MOURNING

 

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

 

                                                                           ANGRY

 

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

 

WORKING THROUGH DEPRESSION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

        LETTERS HOME

 

Dear Joan,

 

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

 

          Your loving Gran, Mary.

 

ENJOYING THE HOLIDAYS WITH LOVE

 

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

 

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

 

WISDOM OF LITTLE CHILDREN

 

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

 

BREAKABLE

 

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

 

                HOURS AND HOURS!!

 

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

 

August 2018

                       MOYVANE PARISH NEWSLETTER

 

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

 

Book Masses, Baptisms and Weddings during office hours.  Thank You. Office closed Monday 6th August.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                                                                                & deceased family members

 

MOYVANE:                                                         11.00am               Parishioners 

 

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

 

Mon  6th   8.00pm            AHAVOHER CEMETERY MASS

 

Wed   8th   8.00pm           MURHUR CEMETERY MASS

 

Thurs   9th            7.30pm                Special Intention – Sick

 

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

 

Sun        12th       11.00am               Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation

 

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

 

Tues  7th   8.00pm            KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASS

 

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

 

                                                                son Maurice, Lisaniskea

 

Sun        12th   10.00am   Parishioners (Home & Away)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

BISHOP RAY ON WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN THE DIOCESE

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                THAT LITTLE BIT OF PAPER……..

 

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

 

BREAD

 

Be gentle when you touch bread

 

Let it not lie uncared for – unwanted       

 

So often bread is taken for granted

 

There is much beauty in bread

 

Beauty of sun and soil

 

Beauty of patient toil

 

Winds and rain have caressed it

 

Jesus always blessed it

 

Be gentle when you touch bread.

 

NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The appointment will be subject to Garda Vetting Requirements.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

                                St. Mary’s Church LISTOWEL

 

                                  

 

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK   5th     12th   August       

 

Sat.

 

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

 

Fr. Kieran O Shea, Bridge Rd. /

 

Eileen Leahy, Ballygologue Pk. /

 

Private Intention              6.15pm

 

Vigil

 

Sun.

 

5th                         Edward, Bridget & Seamus Fealy,

 

O’Connell’s Ave                9.00am

 

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

 

Mon 6th                                               10.30am

 

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

 

Wed 8th                                                                               10.30am

 

Thurs 9th                                                             10.30am

 

 Fri. 10th               Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee /

 

Johnny & Bridie O Riordan, Gortacrissane               10.30am

 

 Sat.

 

11th                                       10.30am

 

                John Enright, Knockane, Months Mind. /

 

Michael Quilter, Ballyduff /

 

Eddie & Margaret Fitzgerald, Lenamore, Coolaclarig & London /

 

Lily Hennessy, Killocrim /

 

Kay O Connor, Craughatoosane                 Vigil

 

6.00pm

 

 Sun.

 

12th                       People of the Parish       9.00am

 

                Paddy Rochford, Cahirdown /

 

Michael Carmody, Ballyduhig /

 

Mary Keane, William St.                11.30am

 

 

 

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

 

Fr.  Walsh,  087-7913271  (emergencies only)

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS  Harry Hilliard, Crough, Lisselton.

 

Catherine (Kitty) Killeen,  Miltown Malbay.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

CHURCH NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THE LEGION OF MARY IN KERRY are sponsoring 2 young people

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Church notice board and  Web Page

 

 at www.listowelparish.com for more notices

 

 

 

 

 

Notes Aug 2018