Knockanuare notes-13th October 2019

FIRST COMMUNION Enrolment: Thurs 17th 7.30pm for children of Scoil Chorp Chríost.  All welcome.  (no Mass)

MISSION SUNDAY: October is designated as Mission Month. There are approximately 1,300 Irish born missionaries working in more than 80 countries.

PADRE PIO Devotions in Lixnaw on Tuesday 22nd October AT 7.30PM.

ST JOHN’S; Fri 25th- VARIETY CONCERT in Honour of Michael Dowling.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €6500 jackpot on Friday the 11th October. Numbers drawn were 4, 11, 13, and 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Pat Scanlon, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Betty Heaphy, Dinha East Listowel; 3. David Kearney, Moyvane South; 4. Anne Fitzgerald, c/o Amber, and 5. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Road, Listowel. Next draw on Friday 18th October with jackpot up to €6600.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Trenching and ducting will continue on the Trien Road on Monday the 14th of October to Friday the 18th October under a full road closure From 8 am 6 pm Monday to Friday . The road will be fully re opened in the evenings and at weekends.  Info Pádraig Kearney 086/6072159. Works will continue from Monday the 14th October on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a Road closure, Access will be maintained for residents affected by closure but no through traffic. Info Vincent Sugrue 087/9980226.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER MEETING on Monday 14th after 10.30am. Mass in the Parish Room.

DEATH has recently taken place at the Bronx, New York of Mary Hickey, nee Fitzgerald, born Beenanaspuck, Knockanure. She was daughter of Jim Fitzgerald and Mollie Kelleher, her siblings were Liz, Nell and John.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tommy Reidy, Michael O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Michael Finucane, Martin O’Connell, Bro. Michael McAuliffe, Fr. Hallie Ash, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Patie Wren, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hillard, Tom Hogan, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Moyvane Mass; Mon 14th at 7.30pm for the late Willie Stack, The Hill; Tues 15th, Mass ay 7.30pm  for David Leary (Special Intention); Fri  18th at 7.30pm  for Molly Moloney (Anni); Sat  19th at 7.30pm  for Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni), his parents Brendan & Eileen and his brother Pat, and Mass on Sun  20th  at 11.00am for  Denny McEvoy, Aughrim (Anni) & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families. Mass Knockanure on Sun 20th  at 10.00am for      Jerry Enright, Knockanure Village (Anni).

FILM: The pro-life film “UnPlanned” which is showing in all Omniplex cinemas and some IMC cinemas around the country.

MASS TRALEE: University Hospital Kerry invite you to a First Remembrance Service for parents and their families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, fetal anomaly, stillbirth or neonatal death.  This service will be held in the Hospital Chapel of Christ the Healer on Thurs.17th Oct. at 7pm.

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING will take place at Duagh Presbytery on Wednesday night–October 16th 2019.

MISSION SUNDAY: IRELAND’S Own; Galway born Sr. Julie Canny survived the atomic bomb blast on 6th August 1945, 70,000 were killed in seconds. All eight sisters survived the bomb blast. Sr. Julie died Nov. 1 1987 aged 93.

EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION CELEBRATION: Bishop Ray invites all who have worked on the missions to an Evening of Celebration on Tuesday, Oct 22nd at 8pm in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. This event is to acknowledge the people who spent time in the developing world and their contribution to the lives of many. Refreshments on the night. If you wish to attend, phone John Paul II Pastoral Centre at 064/6632644.

MASS AT POLL AN AIFRINN MILLTOWN: Sunday October 20th at  3pm.  Celebrant Fr.  Kieran O’Brien.  The Mass Rock, Keelacloghane  Wood, Milltown,  where  former Prior of  Holy  Cross Dominican  Church  Tralee, Fr. Thaddeus  Moriarty,  was  arrested  before  his  martyrdom  in  October 1653.

TY STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DOING A GAISCE AWARD 13 week program working in elements of parish life is now available and will start in November.  Please contact parish office and leave your name and contact number by 21st October to join there is limited places available.

HEALTH: Kerry’s Mental Health & Wellbeing FEST 2019 will run from Oct. 5th to 19th with over 100 FREE events throughout the County. Please check out and healthykerry Facebook page or pick up a brochure at your library for further details of events near you.

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE: is on Friday night the 18th October in the Thatched House at 9pm.  Light refreshments served

A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME by Mary Cogan will be launched by Elaine Kinsella, Sat,. 19th Oct 7.30pm in St. Johns Theatre Listowel. This is a book of Mary’s Just a Thoughts, as aired on Radio Kerry. All welcome.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Monday 7.30pm and Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration, every third Thursday of the month 7.30pm.  Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes OP, Sat. 19th Oct. 10am-2pm.   AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 30th Oct. 8.30pm;  Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 16th Nov. & Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm;  Listening to the word of God – Experiencing Life in all its Abundance: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC, Sat. 23rd Nov. 10am-2pm.  Bookings: 0667134276.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Michael Guerin, Listowel will give an illustrated talk in the Bridewell, Tarbert, on Sat.19th Oct. at 7.30pm on “Power and Rural Electrification in North Kerry and the building of Tarbert Power Station 1968 to 1970.” Everybody welcome to attend.

TALK: Public Talk for Mission Month. Alan Kerins, popular sportsman and founder of Self-help Africa is the special guest of the diocese of Kerry, on Thursday Oct 17th, at 8pm, in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Admission is free and all are welcome.

SCHOOL Reunion Inter Cert Class 1972 & Leaving Cert Class 1974, Scoil Íde Naofa, Abbeyfeale, will be on Saturday 26th Oct. in The Winning Circle, Bridge St, Abbeyfeale, starting from 9pm.It will give an opportunity to catch up with old friends. There is a small admission fee to cover light food. For further information contact Shelagh O’Connor [email protected] or phone 0833661779.

CANONISATION OF BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN was on Sunday last: His prayer for perseverance. ‘May Christ support us all day long, Till shades lengthen, And evening comes, And the busy world is hushed, And a fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in His mercy, may He give us a safe lodging    A holy rest and peace at last’.  Amen.

SCHOOL: Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding open days on the 19th & 20th Oct. from 12-4pm.  More information from 066 9151211or [email protected]

NANO NAGLE BIRTHPLACE, Ballygriffin, Co Cork: Wed 16th October: Fr Jim Cogley – ‘Getting the Past out of the Present…Reclaiming our Lives… Workshop’ 10am – 4pm Registration 9.40am €65 incl. morning coffee/tea and a light lunch. And Sat 19th October: ‘Day of Meditation and Relaxation’ with Eileen Nash pbvm: Give yourself the Gift of a day away from the busyness and stress of your everyday life! 10.30am – 3.30pm (registration 10am); bring a packed lunch; cost €25 incl. tea/coffee. Booking essential: 022 26411;

ROSARY on Coast Sunday 13th Oct.; Kerry- Ballybunion Beach 2.30pm, contact-Catherine Hickey.

Rosary on the Coast: The Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life & Love will take place on Sunday 13th October 2019.  The venue has been changed to the Parish Church, Glin, and is taking place at 3.00 p.m.  The 13th October is the anniversary of Our Lady’s final appearance at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  During all the apparitions Our Lady continually requested the praying of the Rosary daily, to save mankind and the world.  To confirm her requests God performed the Great Miracle of the Sun, which was witnessed by 70,000 – 100,000 people within 20-25 mile radius of Fatima.

ST JOHN’S: Sat 19th– BOOK LAUNCH –  A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME by MARY COGAN. A Minute of Your Time is a collection of reflections and photographs by Mary Cogan and will be launched by Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry with music and song. Everyone Welcome.

Wed 23rd- TOM CREAN – ANTARCTIC EXPLORER- Back by popular demand, Aiden Dooley brings his award-winning show with riveting true stories of Tom Crean’s Antarctic exploration. Crean was of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions.

Thur 24th- LEVEL BEST – AMERICAN COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS- This group of music veterans from Virginia, Rhode Island and North Carolina know how to please an audience with an engaging repertoire of bluegrass and country gems. With exciting solo work on fiddle, dobro, mandolin and banjo. Level Best has that soulful polish, earned with years of playing bluegrass and country music.


An evening of music and dance, songs and stories paying tribute to one of Listowel’s best-known community activists. Michael spent a lifetime promoting the cultural and social life of the town through his involvement in Comhaltas, The Harvest Festival and Aras Mhuire Nursing Home.


Catholic News Article

Catholic education should be celebrated – Kate Liffey

The year before last, my now-96-year-old father, Robert McQuillan, decided to take a little trip down memory lane. He made contact with his old secondary school, the former Christian Brothers’ secondary in Dundalk. He received a warm welcome from the current principal of Coláiste Rís, Padraig Hamill. The old roll books were taken down from a dusty shelf somewhere and my dad’s name and the names of his fellow students were mulled over; memories flooding back for my father and the story of the school’s pivotal role in the education of the youth of Dundalk since 1869 unfolding once again as the two men talked together. Listening to my dad reminisce about his education, I imagine his story as a fairly common one for his generation and the generations after his. He was born in 1923, the third son of seven children. His father was a master blacksmith who worked on the Great Northern Railway but it was primarily from his mother that the wish for a good education came. He started primary school in 1928 with the Sisters of Mercy and then moved in 1929 and went to the Christian Brothers’ primary, in the 60th year of the school’s founding.

His first teacher was a Belfast man, Johnny Barnes. My father remembers him fondly as a great soccer player – something with which the Brothers at the time were not too enamoured.

Robert McQuillan still remembers the names, and personalities, of most of the teachers, the laymen and the Brothers, who taught him. He remembers the exact fee for the education he received – 30 shillings a term, with the third boy and following boys free. My father tells me very matter-of-factly that without the Christian Brothers and other Religious Orders like them in the town, there would have been no education at all for boys like him. He doesn’t ‘sugar coat’ it either, acknowledging the complexity of the history of the Brothers in Ireland. But for my dad, he will always be grateful for the rich educational experience he received from them and what it empowered him to do with his life.


Irish Independent 1905-current, Saturday, 09 May, 1942; Page: 2


The five nuns killed when a convent was hit during the raid on York are, states ” The Universe,” Mother Patricia O’Connor, teacher, and Sister Brendan Murphy, of the domestic staff, both from Ireland; Mother Vincent Jordan, head of the Convent’s Elementary School; Mother Gerard McClorry, infirmarian and Mother Agnes Clayton, teacher. Two other Sisters were injured in going to the assistance of the buried nuns. Note (Sr. O’Connor was born in Moyvane)


SAYINGS: One of Blessed Edmund Rice’s most famous sayings is: “Were we to know the merit and value of only going from one street to another to serve a neighbour for the love of God, we should prize it more than silver and gold.”

Much more on local religious in link below


Saint John XXIII

Saint of the Day for October 11

(November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963)

Saint John XXIII’s Story

Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. Indeed, one writer has noted that his “ordinariness” seems one of his most remarkable qualities.


By Courtney Mares


Vatican City, Oct 11, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will canonize four women alongside John Henry Newman this Sunday. These women — a stigmatist, a mystic, a Roman orphan, and Nobel Peace prize nominee — also proclaimed Christ through their lives and their miracles in a unique way.




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