Knockanuare notes- February 4th 2018

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 12th February 2018. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

BORO PLAYERS Drama Group are on stage again on Saturday February the 10th at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, with their production of John Frahers comic drama “Barndance”, for one night only, pre booking of tickets is essential, contact Katie on 0870568209.

CARE OF THE AGED: Committee meeting in Marian Hall on Monday 5th February at 7.30pm.

CHIROPODIST: In the Marian Hall on Friday 9th February at 10am. To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €6,600 jackpot on Friday 2nd February. Numbers drawn were 2, 7, 8,and 18. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. John Dowling, Bunglasha, Duagh; 2. Del Boy Club, c/o Mike the Pies; 3. M & D Collins, Lisaniska; 4. Mary Wallace, Glin, and 5. Fry Pan & Fuzz, c/o Kevin’s. Next draw to be held on Friday 9th February.

SYMPATHY; The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the following families, The Stack family Of Clounbrane, Moyvane, the O’Connor family Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, The O’Connor family The Hill, Knockanure, and the Brosnan and Walsh family of Keylod and Ballydonoghue.

DEATH, Sr. Áine Talbóid, Holy Rosary Sisters, Dartry, Dublin and late of Tralee, Nigeria and Kenya.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Thomas O’Connor, Bridget Leonard, Charles Bartishell, Jack McGuire, John Keane, John Dore, Joan Philips, Sr. Irene Stack, Nora Walsh, Ned O’Keeffe, Nora Behan, Maureen Kennelly, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, Michael Daly, Humphrey Doody, Maurice Enright, Kieran O’Sullivan, Nellie Hannon, Padraic Liston, Marina Lynch, Michael Scanlon, Con Hanrahan, Margaret O’Brien, Neily McCarthy, Joanie McKenna, Vera McDermott, Cecelia Doyle, Johnny Enright, Sr. Austin Brosnan, Bridie Mulvihill, Peggy Higgin. Mass Moyvane, Mon 5th at 7.30pmfor Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Kilbaha; Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Patrick & John Carmody, Gortdromosillihy and Sun 11th at 11.00am mass for Michael Hogan, Westmeath & Galway (Rec Dec), (Father to Brendan Hogan, Leitrim Middle). Mass at Knockanure: Sun 11th at 10.00am for Emmett Leahy, Carrueragh & Ellen & Patrick Leahy.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Knockanure Tues 10am to 6pm. Moyvane: Wed 10am to 7pm.

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses on weekend 10th/11th in aid of Lourdes Helpers. 160 years since the apparitions.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK: on Sunday next Feb 11th – Feast Day of our Lady of Lourdes


CONCERT Abbeyfeale on Monday, February 5th a variety concert in aid of the Kerry, Cork and Limerick Cancer Link Bus in Fr. Casey’s. Artists on the night include : Mike (Mini Moore) McCarthy , Just William(Reidy), Eddie Carey , Frances Kennedy, Doris Shire , Chrissie Roche, Pat McCarthy, Eibhlin And Liam Broderick , Mary And Pat Bucke and Ray Lowe. Doors open 7.30pm, show 8pmsharp. Raffle and spots. Further information Benny Thade McCarthy 0879918546.

‘PRETEND SICK’: Athea Drama Group will perform their new play in the Community Hall, Athea on February 15, 17,18,22,24,25. Doors open 7pm. Show 8pm.

MURHUR N.S: Parents who wish to enrol children in Murhur N.S. Moyvane for the school year 2018-2019 can collect an Enrolment Application form at the school office 9:30am-12:30pm.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL: A seminar/programme on suicide awareness entitled ‘Safetalk’ Tues 27th Feb from 10am-1pm. Also the understanding self-harm programme runs Wed 28th Feb from 10-4pm. Parents Plus courses for three different age groups 0-6 years, 6-11years and teens respectively, further details on all courses on 068/23584. Computers a variety of computer classes are available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre with something to suit all levels. ranging from basic computers to how to use your own tablet. Further details from 068 23584 Cooking for men. Names are currently being taken for a four-week course in men’s cookery start at Listowel FRC on Feb 23rd from 10am-12 noon. Places are limited for this four week course. Contact Toni on 068 23584 for further details Art Classes will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Monday. February 5. Further details from on 068 23584 as places are limited.

WOMEN’S HEALTH: For women of all ages being held in Manor West Hotel on Thursday Feb 8th at 7.15pm. This is a free event and guest speakers on the night will include Dr Mary McCaffrey (consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) & Dr Louis Keary (consultant cardiologist).

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will run a book sale of good quality books from February 5th – 17th inclusive. Call in and see what’s available. Reasonably priced to suit all pockets.

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS COURSE: for Listowel Pastoral Area continues on Thursday next Feb. 8th in St. Patrick’s Hall. At 8.00 p.m.


CONGRATULATIONS to Presentation Secondary School Listowel U19 badminton girls who got through to the semi-finals of the Badminton Munster Finals.

SCOR; Anyone who wish to compete contact Cultural Officer Tara Mulvihill.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Desert Spirituality: “Taking Time Out – Slowing the Pace” by Anne Alcock, Saturday, 10th Feb. 10.00am-4.00pm. The Jesus Prayer by Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb. (this is a Special Day for those in AA/Recovery). Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm. Growing Old gracefully: (open Day) Facilitated by Kathy Cunningham Sat. 24th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm. – 0667134276.

TOUR OF HOLY WELLS OF KERRY HEAD: Marian Relihan, on Feb. 1st gave a talk on Holy Wells and other historic places on bus trip from Ballybunion to Ballyheigue and back by Ardfert, the trip was very informative and a must for anyone interested in their locality.

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, March 1st 2018 in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. The workshop will begin at 7:30pm. Please contact Tomás Kenny on tomaskenny if you would like to book a place. Please book by Friday, February 23rd 2018 as places are limited.

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES & VOLUNTEERS; Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern? Join us for our next meeting which takes place on Wednesday 7th February at 7.00pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. For more info email jim.farrell or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY: From this weekend, and every week, the Catholic Communications Office will circulate a double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018. Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … there are also leaflets at the back of the church.

KNOCKNASNA N.S.: Due to popular demand, further copies of “Caoga Blian ag Fás” have been printed and the final ten copies are available to purchase from Anne Lyons sweet shop Abbeyfeale or Scoil Naomh Pádraig – Knocknasna 0879601506. The book contains nearly a hundred photos taken over the last fifty years at Scoil Naomh Pádraig – Knocknasna.

“NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME”: This year’s offering from Abbeyfeale Drama Group is a comedy by Tommy Marren. This is a hilarious play based on a couple that are 50 years married but haven’t spoken for the past 10 years! The story unfolds with a few twists and ends happily ever after. It will start its run in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 13 and continue on February 15, 17.18,20,22, 24 and 25 next. Doors open 7pm. Show commences at 8pm sharp each night.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 7th, The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale, Pianist Michael McHale will join The Vanburgh in a programme featuring works by Mozart, Stanford and Dvořák.

Fri 9th, Pat Coldrick – Classical Gas Tour

With a unique approach to classical music and arrangements of modern music classics and masterpieces, Pat has attracted a whole new audience for his music selling out The National Concert Hall on several occasions.

Thur 15th, Don Stiffe – The Long Overdue Tour of Kerry

A welcome return by the Galway folk singer fresh from his Carribean Cruise with The Ladies.

Fri 16th, The Best of Traditional

With Donie Nolan – accordion and vocals, Liam Flanaghan – fiddle and Caoimhín ÓFearghail – pipes and guitar.

WATCH OUT for. Fri 23rd, On The Road With Johnny Barrett

A film presentation on one of the best known entertainers in the south west. Join Johnny on the road to Lisdoonvarna, Killarney, Charleville and Nenagh. With Kay and George Devlin – Irish and international ballroom dancing champions, Irish dancers and musicians.

CANCER: Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome to a Survivorship Meeting in the Clayton Hotel Cork City at 5.30pm on Thurs. 15th Feb. This meeting is to discuss the health concerns and long-term follow-up of survivors. For more information contact Patricia McColgan at info.admin.;

PRIESTHOOD – Are you interested in Priesthood in the diocese of Kerry? A weekend, which includes informal chat, discussion and prayer, has been organised for men discerning priesthood. The ‘Come and See’ event will take place on 23rd and 24th Feb. in Pallottine College, Thurles. Prior booking is essential. For more information contact Diocesan Vocation directors: Fr Michael Moynihan 0876551902 or Fr Liam Comer 0872401246. “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men” Matthew 4:19

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square Cork. Email: norady or telephone 021 4277700, or phone Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. 24th September—3rd October Ex Cork Airport (including coach from Kerry to Cork Airport return). For further information contact Premier Travel 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork. Telephone norardy .

ABBEYFEALE HARRIERS ANNUAL HUNTING MEET CARD: Sunday, February 11 at 11am at Walsh’s Bar, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry, Joint Meet with Fedamore Harriers & Dromore Harriers. Memorial Meet for Jackie O’Grady with Macroom Foxhounds at DP Lyons Bar, Abbeyfeale on Monday, February 12. A joint meet on Tuesday, February 13 at the Goalpost Bar, Tournafulla between Lismore Harriers and South Tipperary Harriers. Wednesday, February 14 at Lyons Bar, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry A Memoria; Meet for John O’Connor & Anthony Cronin with the Carraigshane Harriers. Thursday, February 15, there will be a Joint Meet between Rooves Bridge Harriers & Rockfield Harriers at Shanahan’s Bar, Strand, Co. Limerick. The final meet will be on Friday, February 16 at O’Connor’s Bar Knocknagoshel between Tory Harriers & Mullinavat & District Harriers. All meets at 11am. Food kindly sponsored by publicans. Hunting is on foot and the quarry is fox – Cap €10 per meet. Please show respect to Landowners and their property at all times. Enquiries: Doug McGuinness (Hon. Sec. Abbeyfeale Harriers) 087 6829044or Paddy O’Grady 087 6258933. Supported Charity The Irish Cancer Society.

IBD: Founded in 1984, The Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) is the patient-to-patient support group for people who are living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Ireland. We are a member of the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA). Our medical patron is Professor Colm Ó’Moráin, who is the current president of United European Gastroenterology. The ISCC is delighted to announce that we have two public meetings scheduled for spring 2018. These meetings are a fantastic opportunity to meet and share stories with others who are impacted by IBD. Both meetings will have a number of IBD guest speakers in attendance. Cork – Hosted by Prof Fergus Shanahan Consultant Gastroenterologist Cork University Hospital. Takes place in the Main Lecture Hall, Cork University Hospital on Saturday, February 10 from 1.30pm. There will also be a second meeting in the Salthill Hotel on Saturday, April 21 again beginning at 1.30pm. All welcome.

LEADER FUNDING INFORMATION SESSION: The Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014-2020 aims to support the development of rural areas by funding a range of community projects and eligible innovative rural enterprises. West Limerick Resources invites Individuals, Businesses and Community groups to attend an information session regarding recent changes on the LEADER programme, the updated application process and available funding for 2018. The session will take place in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, on Thursday, February 8, at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Following the information session, one to one application clinics will take place in Newcastle West (February 19), Askeaton (February 21) and Abbeyfeale (February 27). The application clinics can be booked by contacting rdp or calling 069 66296. West Limerick Resources is the implementing partner for the LEADER Programme on behalf of Limerick LCDC.


Catholic Freeman’s Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1932 – 1942) Thu 22 Feb 1940


I bless myself and I kiss the cross,

And the holy Creed I tell;

And the Paters and Aves trip off my tongue,

For it’s me that knows them well.

Sure it’s many a day these same old beads

Old in the self same way —

I got them my First Communion morn.

And that’s seventy years this day.

‘Twas the joyful Mysteries then I liked

(And I said them joyfully),

When Our Lord was only a Child Himself

At His Blessed Mother’s knee. –

Ochone but it’s many and many a year

I’ve turned from the joyful deeds;

And I cry on the Sorrowful Mysteries

With tears as big as my beads.

For my beautiful boy with the fever went

And ‘himself’ next morning died.

Do you wonder I think of the Mysteries?

That end with the Crucified?

For It’s then, as I’m telling each blessed bead,

A-kneeling beside my bed.

We two women God’s Mother and me,

Have many a talk of our dead.

And that’s why I am liking the beads that tell

Her pains and her darling Son’s;

It’s plenty of time I’ll be having in heaven

To think of the Glorious ones.

—Hugh Francis Blunt.

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