Knockanuare notes 5th November 2022

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Churches will close @5.00pm during the Winter season, when there are no evening Masses. Blessing of seat at Knockanure Church in memory of Fr. Kevin will be held on Sun. 13th Nov. at 2pm. All are welcome.

Weekend Mass, because of a diminishing number of Priests and in an effort to be more effective, we have been urged by the Area Diocesan Pastoral Council to reduce our weekend Masses i.e., 2 instead of 3. At a glance, this might mean on Sundays having Mass at Knockanure at 9.30am and at Moyvane at 11am, Vigil Mass would be dropped. Any input on this is welcome on/before Sunday Nov.20th .

Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on Weds. Nov. 23rd . Please let us know items that need to be addressed, ideally by Nov. 20th .

I.C.A. Mass to be offered for the members, deceased I.C.A. members and family and friends on Tuesday at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

MURHUR N.S. Moyvane, Parents of prospective pupils for ‘23/ ‘24 school year are invited to attend a Parent Open Evening at Murhur N.S. Moyvane, on Thurs. 10th Nov.’22 at 7pm.

GAA Knockanure, Lotto Results from Tuesday November 1st. Jackpot was €6,400. Numbers Drawn: 19, 24, 28, and 32. No winner but lucky dips went to:1. Rachael Collins, Kingdom Bar; 2. Ann and Richard O Connor, Keylod; 3. Micháel Lynch, Taxi – Moyvane; 4. Gavin and Jamie O Connor, Kilmeaney, and 5. Mary Moore, Kilmorna. Next draw on Tuesday 8th November in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €6,500. All are welcome.

BADMINTON membership, Moyvane, New members are always welcome. An opening season tournament for all paid up members will be held on Wednesday, November 9.

SONGS of Praise…Soprano Sharon Lyons, joins members of Kerry Scotia Ensemble, Stephen O’Halloran, Dovile Baltoniene and Lucy White for one night performance ‘Songs of Praise and Love’, on Sunday November 6th, 2022 at 7.30pm in St John the Evangelist Church, Ashe Street, Tralee.

DEATH of Kathleen Dee (née O’Sullivan) of Ballyline East, Ballylongford and late of Trien, Kilmorna on Saturday morning October 29th. Kathleen is pre deceased by her husband John. Kathleen is survived by son John, daughters Sheilanne, Catriona and Ann Marie, son-in-law Jerome. Grandmother of Nancy and Sally and sister to Eileen and Donie O’Sullivan (Trien, Kilmorna), sister-in-law Bridget Marron (Chicago), Ann Schmid (Indiana), Nora Tracy (Tuam) and Margaret O’Sullivan, and nephews.

DEATH on 29th October 2022 of Mary Sheehan, (née Linehan), Ballincollig, & Listowel. Mary,  Mom to DJ and Ellen. Granny to Mary, Vivienne, Tomás and Orran. Survived also by  son-in-law Conor, daughter-in-law Louise, sisters Alice and Cathy, sister-in-law Bridie, Kevin, Willie, and good friend Celia. Mary will be remembered by her nieces and nephews.

DEATH of Miriam Kennelly of Kilmorna, Listowel, & formerly of Donnycarney, died on 30th October 2022. Predeceased by her mother Mary, father John, step-mother Gerardine (Gerrie) & brother Aidan. Miriam will be sadly missed by her son Patrick & his partner Amy, grandchildren Niamh & Eoghan, her brother Seán, uncles Matt & John, and aunt Nora (Pearl).

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry O’Carroll, Catherine Ita O’Connor, Tina Thompson, Sr. M Ita O’Connor, Maura Lynch, Sr. Dolores O’Carroll, Elizabeth O’Connor, Patsy Flynn, Peg Moloney, Mattie Griffin, Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Nuala O’Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal, Ann Barry, John Joe Barry, Fr. Peter Flannery, Harold Sheahan,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.5th Nov.’22 Moyvane Tim O’Connor (Aniv.) Sligo & Formerly Inchamore at 7.30pm; Sun.6th Nov.’22 Knockanure Robert Connor (Aniv.) 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Michael Culhane (Aniv.) 11.00am; Mon.7 th Nov.’22 No Mass in Church

Tues.8th Nov.’22 Moyvane Private Intention at 10.00am and  I.C.A. Mass, Marian Hall at 7.30pm;

Weds.9th Nov.’22 Knockanure- Michael Buckley (3rd Aniv.) Celebrant: Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan at 10.00am; Thurs.10th Nov.’22 Moyvane Private Intention 10.00am; Fri.11th Nov.’22 Knockanure Private Intention 10.00am; Sat.12th Nov.’22 Moyvane for Kathleen O’Brien (2nd Aniv.) 7.30pm;

Sun.13th Nov.’22 Knockanure for John Joe Barry (2nd Aniv.) Knockanure Village at 9.30am, and Mass

Moyvane for Johnny and Mena Hanrahan (Aniv.) Ballygoughlin at 11.00am.

ST Pio Prayer meeting Castleisland on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 7.30pm.

   WORLD WAR REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: On Saturday night, November 12th at our Vigil Mass we will pray for all soldiers who gave their lives regardless of causes, wars, or country. We sadly remember the 166 Listowel and North Kerry men and boys who gave their lives in the great war 1916/18, and all our friends and comrades now deceased. Soldiers from F company Listowel and all others of the 15th battalion FCA.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED MASS will take place on Tuesday 8th November at 2:30pm., in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.

FULL Moon 8th of Nov.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT– meet every Friday in the Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon.

We have different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee and a chat. New members are welcome.

FATHER CASEY: “A Sketch of the Life of Rev William Casey P.P. of Abbeyfeale” will take place at the Glórach Theatre, Convent Rd, Abbeyfeale V94 H9C8 on Friday, November 11 at 7.30pm.   Doors open at 7pm and all are welcome.

Sr Ann Finnerty home from Texas Horizons Feature at 9 followed by Mass on Radio Kerry on 06 Nov.

A Cahersiveen woman who founded the Texas based order: Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate is central to the story Sr. Ann Finnerty tells on Horizons at 9 on Sunday morning. Margaret Mary Healy Murphy 1833-1907.

ST JOHNS: Thursday 10th, MELODRAMA| Enoch Arden by Richard Strauss at 8pm               Enoch Arden, a poem by A. L. Tennyson, was the inspiration for a melodrama for piano and narrator by Richard Strauss.  Featuring Annette Cleary on cello, Réamonn Keary on piano and narrated by actor Barry McGovern; Friday 11th, POETRY | Gabriel Fitzmaurice Celebration at 8pm. A Life in Poetry & Community – Celebrating Gabriel’s immense literary career and his service to his local community, Kerry Writers’ Museum is delighted to present an evening of poetry, story and song from friends and family in this his 70th year; Tuesday 15th, CLASSICAL |The Longing Tour with Finghín Collins at 8pm. Feelings of nostalgia and longing pervade the music for this programme for clarinet, voice and piano which draws together three of Ireland’s most versatile and acclaimed musicians: Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano), John Finucane (clarinet) and Finghín Collins (piano), details from 068 22566.

GLÓRACH:  events featuring local artists, ‘The Lost Souls’ on Saturday, November 12th, and  Feale Culture Night takes place on Saturday, November 19th  Tickets for all events can be booked at or by calling 0871383940.

KERRY Ingredients deceased mass will be held in Lixnaw Church on 16th November at 7.30 p.m.

MASS For patients who have died in past year. This includes those who have died in the hospital, those who have experienced pregnancy loss, and those who have died within the Palliative Care Services. We also remember at this Mass past employees of UHK who have died. Monday 14th November at 7.00PM in St. John’s Church. Mass will also be live streamed on or


Through Bereavement, facilitated by Michael Savage, BA, MA, Dip/Counselling. Monday November 7th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY – are starting a new 6-week programme called Cancer Thrive and

Survive at the Family Resource centre in Castleisland next Wednesday the 9th of November from 10.30am-1pm. This free Programme offers you a sense of confidence and a chance to learn self-management skills when moving on from your cancer treatment. For more information call 0667192122.

FUNDING of €28,000 recently made available for 14 Men’s Sheds groups in Kerry.

PLAY: The Abha Bhán Players have set dates for their production “The Buds Of Ballybunion”. November 18, 19, 25 and 26 to be staged in Ballyhahill Hall.

Tarbert Theatre Players, presentation of ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ – a comedy play in two acts. This well be performed at Tarbert Community Centre on November 18, 19 and 20th. at 8pm. Tickets contact 068 /36238.

GLORACH Abbeyfeale; The Lost Souls will be in concert in the Glórach on November 12.  Book your seat on 0871383940.

CRAFT Fair Ballyduff on Sunday November 27th, 2022, in Ballyduff Community Centre. To book a table please contact Betty on (087)6403152.

DANCE: Templeglantine Community Council of Muintir na Tíre will hold a Céilí at the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday, November 18 music will be provided by Donie Nolan and Taylor’s Cross Céilí Band.

Ballyheigue GAA Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, November 5.

RAMBLING House Knockalougha on 3rd Tuesday of the month.

NEWKD William Street Listowel home visitation service, contact 068 234 29.

SIAMSA Tralee;   ; Find out more about Siamsa Tíre and the National Folk Theatre of Ireland at :

FILM Festival in Dingle from 11th to 13th November 2022.

A CD in aid of St Ita’s Hospital now available; 15 songs on the CD all from local artists. The artists include Siobhán Doody, Theresa Doyle McMahon, Michael Enright, Brian Hartnett, Emmet Scanlon, Michael Nash Fr. Tim Curtin,  Canon Tony Mullins, Fr. Liam Enright.  The songs include Paper Roses, Whispering Hope, You Raised Me Up,  The Old Rugged Cross,  Golden Rose,  Some Enchanted Evening,  Panis Angelicas,  Softly and Tenderly, South Of The Border,  The Dying Rebel,  I Fall To Pieces,  The Rose,  Bendemeer ‘s Stream,  Crazy, and White Rose Of Athens. The CD is available from An Siopa Milsean, Main St., Abbeyfeale and Noreen Collins Chemist, Killarney Rd, Abbeyfeale.

BOOK: THE ladies from Johnny’s Cottage held the launch of their first book recently in The Grand Hotel. How Johnny’s Cottage Started, Johnny’s Cottage is the brainchild of sisters Breeda Hurley and Miriam Moriarty Owens. We decided one night to go live on Facebook to show friends how to bake an apple tart. The rest as they say is history! Two became three when our sister Áine joined in and then the antics really grabbed the attention of their many followers. The book is available in O’Mahony’s Book Shop, Tralee.

Book by Gerard O’Carroll on Charles Graves who died in 1899 was Bishop of Limerick archaeologist and Mathematician, he was very interested in the Irish Language. Is now available.

AWARDS pictures: THERE was much celebration at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) as almost 1,500 students from 30 counties, 25 countries and five continents were conferred with academic awards across the College’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts.

GRAIN: As of Sunday, October 30, the total tonnage of grain and food stuffs moved from Ukrainian ports under the UN Black Sea Grain Initiative was about 9.5 million tonnes, according to the Joint Coordination Centre.

2023 Fodder Support Scheme, worth €30 million, has been announced by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

COP27- ICMSA president, Pat McCormack, says: “It beggars belief that any individual, even the Taoiseach [Micheál Martin], would assume the powers to enter Ireland into a binding international commitment involving the most profound and enormous consequences without even consulting fellow ministers at Cabinet.”

ENERGY: Now, more than ever, we need to be mindful of how we use energy in our daily lives. By reducing our daily energy use, we can limit our reliance on imported fossil fuels and save money. Our energy saving advice will help you understand where you can make an impact. We focus on the main energy-using areas of your home, as well as how you get around

A VIGIL OF PRAYER DURING THE CLIMATE TALKS United Nations Climate Change Conference of the

Parties (COP 27). Wednesday, November 9th from 6.45pm – 7.15pm (after 6.10pm Mass) in St John’s Church, Tralee. Everyone is welcome for some or all of the vigil. Organised by St John’s Care of Creation Group.

RISH LITURGICAL AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: Thursday, November 10th, 2022 in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7:30pm. Cost €15 per person,

music will be provided. To register or for more information contact Tomás Kenny at

[email protected] or call/text Tomás on 086 3683778.

RALLY: The Killarney Historic Rally on December 2nd and 3rd.

 HOLOCAUST Project; The Crocus Project commemorates all of the children who perished in the Holocaust, and aims to educate schoolchildren over the age of ten about the Holocaust and the dangers of racism, and all forms of discrimination and hatred.


PRAYERS at Graves; Sunday, 13th November: St. Michael’s Cemetery at 2.00 p.m.; St. John Paul 11 Cemetery at 2.30 p.m.; Finuge Cemetery at 3.00 p.m.; Springmount Cemetery, Duagh at 3.45 p.m.

(Lasting just 10 minutes long irrespective of weather conditions.

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

COLLEGE: Cistercian College is located on the border of two counties Offaly and Tipperary in the grounds of the eight hundred acre campus of Mount Saint Joseph Abbey. For most of its history monks from the Cistercian Order have successfully managed the school. As President McAleese said on her visit in 2005 “The Cistercian monks have shaped the ethos and attitudes of many young men, providing a safe haven of education on which to build a solid foundation for the future.

DIRECTIVES: Vincent Roddy noted that in the last week “we have seen how current regulation around the climate change bill and the Birds and Habitats Directives have derailed the Galway city by-pass and vital flood relief works on the N59 in Connemara”.  “This comes on the back of stalled flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh in Roscommon due to another objection under the Birds and Habitats Directives,” he added.

GAA: The 1892 All Ireland Senior Gaelic Football Final took place in Clonturk, Dublin on the 26th of March 1893. Between Dublin and Kerry with Dublin winning 1-4 to 0-3.

BISHOP COLLINS:  The first letter below is in response to the letter Sr. Catherine Foley wrote to Bishop Jaime Collins on May 2, 1975.

Prelazia de Miracema do Norte


– Miracema do Norte – Est. de Goias –  May 28th 1975

 Dear Sister Catherine,

  Many thanks for your latest letter. Sorry for the long delay in sending what should have been sent months ago. For the past few months, I have been out in the interior, quite a lot, helping out another priest in trying to form small little communities of committed Christians in some of the places where there are no priests. It was not lack of interest.

 I hope the enclosed will give you sufficient info about Miracema and the type of work that you would be asked to do. Being a Religious myself I can assure you that I have nothing in mind that would in any way weaken Religious Life. Quite the contrary, a very definite campaign for vocations to the Religious Life is on in the Prelazia this year and the only sure one is the type of life we lead.

To use the phrase, you heard so often in Brazil: I am always “as ordens” (at your orders) for any further information that you may need. I may be going to the States earlier in June that I had intended and may meet you out there, but I shall certainly look you up in Ireland.

May the Spirit of God bless you all in your deliberations.  He knows what is best for us all, once we remain open to His voice, we will accomplish what is best for God’s work. Many thanks for your interest. May God bless you, and till we meet in either Ireland or California.

Yours in Jesus Christ,

   + Jaime, CSsR


SOMALIA: By Courtney Mares

Vatican City, Oct 30, 2022 / 07:00 am

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday that God may “convert the hearts of the violent” after an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist attack in Somalia.

“As we celebrate Christ’s victory over evil and death, we pray for the victims of the terrorist attack in Mogadishu that killed more than 100 people, including many children. May God convert the hearts of the violent,” Pope Francis said on Oct. 30.

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud reported that at least 100 people were killed and nearly 300 other people were wounded by two car bombings in the country’s capital on Saturday.


By John Joe McGinley

Daily life in rural Ireland before the onset of electrification was best described as a constant struggle just to complete the mundane tasks that we all take for granted today.


Reflect, pray, and live this Advent season with My Daily Visitor. This handy resource helps you to begin each day with quick and easy Scripture-focused reflection, prayer, and achievable actions to prepare for the coming of Christ.

For each day, Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP, offers a brief reflection based on the daily Mass readings, a prayer, and a suggestion for how to live Advent well. This approachable booklet will help you set aside time for daily prayer and grow closer to Christ amid life’s busyness during the Advent season.


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Knockanure Rambling House a 3November 2022


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