Knockanuare Notes-March 1st 2020

BISHOP Ray visited the parish on 25th of February and confirmed pupils from both Knockanure and Moyvane. Many priests also attended on the day, Including Frs. McNamara, McMahon, O’Callaghan and the latest Ordained Priest and Native of Moyvane Fr. Sean Jones. The church was full and great credit to all who made the day special for all of us.

FIRST Confessions; Mon 2nd at 12noon, First Confessions for Scoil Chorp Chríost (Children and family members most welcome)

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure on Monday 9th March.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome.   If attending it is important to ring the office on 49799.  New members welcome.

CONCERT MOYVANE; Liam O’Connor Show with special guest Brian Kennedy will be in Concert in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

KNOCKANURE Rambling House on Thursday 5th March at 8pm.  All welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Refreshments served.  Ann 086/3090948.

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €8100 jackpot on Friday night the 21st February. Numbers drawn were 8, 15, 25, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Kathleen Griffin, Athea; 2. Noel O’Shea, Newcastlewest; 3. Barney Buckley, Duagh; 4. Joe Riordan, Lisselton, and 5. Seanie Kennelly, c/o Speedys.

FIRST FRIDAY Listowel, St. Padre Pio Prayer Night begins with Rosary at 6.45 p.m. & Mass, Benediction is at 7.00 p.m.

DEATH Sr. Joan Mulvihill, Presentation Sisters, Dooradoyle, and formally of  Moyvane.

Pre-deceased by her parents, brother Michael, sisters Mary, Sr. Dympna & Sr. Ursula. Survived by her nieces Mary, Ann & Una, grandnephews, great-grandniece, and her presentation community.

Requiem Mass for Sister Joan was celebrated on Wednesday Feb. 26th 2020 at St. Nessan’s Church, Raheen. Funeral after to Mount St. Oliver Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Louis O’Carroll, Patsy Kennelly, Mike Dore, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche, Elizabeth Flaherty, Mary O’Hanlon, Bridie Flaherty, Anna O’ Reilly, Bobby Buckley, Siobhan Stack, Billy Casey, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O’Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Tom B O’Connell, Margaret Wallace, Mass Moyvane;

Mon 2nd at  7.00pm, Station of the Cross and at  7.30pm  Mass for Victims of abuse; Wed  4th at 7.30am Lenten Mass; Fri 6th at  7.00pm             Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim (Anni) Bridget, Paddy &

John Joe Hanrahan & James & Betty O’Sullivan; Sat 7th at  7.30pm  for Carol Ann Flahavan, Moyvane North (Anni), and Mass on Sun 8th at 11.00am for Mickey Meehan, Moyvane South (1st Anni).

Mass Knockanure; Thurs 5th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Lenten Mass at 7.30pm;

Fri  6th at  8.00pm for Siobhán Stack, Perth Australia & late Listowel (1st Anni), and mass on  Sun  8th  10.00am for Bridie Flavin, Trien, (Anni).

PARISH LENTEN MISSION: Friday 27th/Saturday 28th /Sunday 29th March, there will be a Parish Mission in both Churches.

CONFIRMATION DAY 2020 for Duagh Parish takes place on Tuesday, March 3rd in Duagh Church at 11.00 a.m. 52 pupils from Duagh School & 5 from Lyre School.

TROCAIRE BOXES.  Trócaire boxes are available at the back of the Church.

HAVE YOUR SAY! The Diocese of Kerry invites you to share your thoughts on the future of parish. Upcoming meeting in Listowel on Mar 23rd 23rd at the Seanchaí Centre, The Square. All meetings begin at 8pm and will conclude by 10pm. Everyone is welcome.

PLAQUE in Athea Village; These trees are dedicated to the Hurley family in honour of their commitment and service to Athea Creamery. Denis W. Hurley, founding member and Chairman for 45 years (1913 – 1958). His son Willie, 47 years’ service at both Cratloe & Athea Creamery (1932 – 1979). His wife, Nan (née Stack), Butter-maker from 1939 – 1953.


MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO DUAGH:  Sean O’Dowd will be the support act in Duagh with Micheal English on Friday March 25.  Book your tickets on 087 2684540.

TEA DANCE:  Sunday, March 8 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse from 3-6pm with dancing to Mike Condon.  Raffle, teas served, All proceeds to St. Ita’s Day Care and Sheltered Housing.

RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE 2020:  Please Cycle for New Alzheimer’s day care unit, Listowel / North Kerry area. To register online for Ard Chúram, Listowel. Tel: 0879521324

AFTERNOON TEA: Sunday March 29 at 2pm you are invited to get together with some friends and have afternoon tea at the Devon in aid of Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND.   Meet on Wednesday’s 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, 086 0271990.

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

HAVEN:  If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs you are welcome to join a confidential group called Haven who meet on Thursday nights from 7 – 8.30pm in the parish office.  For further information contact 087 7662865/087 4270374.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights ‘The Ramble Inn’, Church Street from 9pm.

FREE HSE-RUN EVENING COURSE FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES in Killarney starting on March 11 and every Wednesday evening thereafter for 4 weeks from 5.30-8pm. Ph: 064-6670763 or 087 1234035

CLOUNMACON CENTRE DANCING every Thursday night with Josephine O Connor, at 8.15pm. Everybody welcome.

WOOD TURNERS: The secretary of the Kerry Chapter of the Irish Woodturner Guild is Bob Cosgrave and he has issued an invitation to local woodturners to come to their monthly meeting in Tralee on the second Tuesday of each month between 7-10pm.  Contact Bob Cosgrave 087 2833507 for further information.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Change Your thinking Change Your Life: Juliana Murphy & Anne O’ Donnell, 6 week Personal  Development Course, starts Tuesday, March 3 from  7.30pm-9.00pm. Contact 0872915343. The work of Byron Katie: Clodagh O’Mara, Friday, March 6-8 Contact 0863741017.  The Art of Allowing: Fr. Louis Hughes OP, Saturday, March 7 from  10am-2pm. Phone:  7134276. A Creative Writing Weekend Retreat: Madge O’Callaghan, Residential  weekend of writing using the AWA method.  Friday,  March 20 -22. Contact 0863218848.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA:  Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, Advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.

PIONEER NATIONAL BALL: Saturday, April 4 in Menlo Park Hotel, Galway, for tickets & info, call Frances 086 3121695 or Sean 086 8648895.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  West Limerick Toastmasters.  First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm.  New members welcome.  Contact Charles 087 7972855.

ST JOHN’S Theatre Listowel; Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th Feb 2020. More from 068 22566


Listowel Drama Group present a comedy by playwright MJ Molloy. This hilarious comedy tells the story of a farmer and his wife who discover that their emigrant daughter in England is about to marry a “black atheist” and be forever lost to them and to her religion. They concoct an ingenious plan based on a ‘fake miracle’ to lure her home, get her to marry a local farmer and save her precious soul and their farm, of course!”.  Directed by Imelda Dowling Garvey, the play stars Madeleine O’Sullivan, Chris Fitzgerald, Owen McMahon, Kevin Barry, Stephanie Thornton, Tom Collins, Pa Sheahan, Tina Enright, Jim Halpin, Helen Lane McPhilips, James Sheahan and Frank McEnery.  REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Cable installation works will be complete through Moyvane Village on Monday the 2nd March. Cable jointing will commence at the junction of the Moyvane and Murhur road . All works will be complete under traffic light traffic management systems. Please allow EXTRA TIME for your journey for the week ahead, sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience. Minor work will take place on the Trien Road and Athea Road from Monday the 2nd to Friday the 6th of March under a single lane road closure from 8am to 6pm.  Padraig 086/6072159.                                                      

KN WORKS:  Cable installation works will continue from Moyvane Village to the Newline Road junction from Monday the 2nd to Friday the 6th of March. These works will be under a stop and go or traffic light traffic management system. Cable jointing works will continue on the Piermount Road from Monday the 2nd to Friday the 6th of March.  Works will be complete under a single lane closure – no road closure. Shane 087/9829576.

TEA DANCE Sunday 1st March in Listowel Arm’s Hotel. 3-6pm. refreshments served at 4.15pm. All welcome.

VARIETY CONCERT IN AID OF ST. JOHN OF GODS SERVICES Will take place on Friday 13th March in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel 7.30pm. to 10pm.

BARDIC Festival Ballydonoghue runs from 19th to 22nd March 2020, details from 087 625 7705.

DIOCESAN COLLECTION:  at all Masses next weekend 14th/15th in aid of Emigrant Services.

A PRE-CHELTENHAM NIGHT – in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends will take place in Christy’s The Well Bar on next Tuesday, March 3rd from 9pm.

NANO NAGLE SCHOOL 14TH ANNUAL SOCIAL Friday 6th March @ 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Music by Heart and Soul Tickets from Nano Nagle School 068-21942.

“ MAGICAL”  BY BEN QUINLAN:  Proceeds from this concert will be donated to help the Homeless Shelters to families in Kerry.  Tickets can be purchased at the Friary Office, Killarney or with Ben on mobile 089/4201823. Friday the 13th March at 7pm.

THE PERMANENT DIACONATE:  The Diocese of Kerry is seeking candidates who feel they may have a calling to be Permanent Deacons.  The Diocese already has six Deacons.  The hope is to begin a ‘come and see’ programme next autumn.  Any interested candidates should establish contact via a local Priest or the Diocesan Office ([email protected]) as soon as possible.

ABBEYFEALE’S NIGHT AT THE OSKARS:  Tickets on sale to the night in the Devon Inn on Friday, March 20 from the Day Care Office.  Fundraising has taken on a life of its own; Wednesday, March 4 Martin O’Mahoney from Ballyvourney Nurseries will give a gardening talk at the Day Care Centre from 7-9pm with a plant sale, raffle and refreshments followed on Friday night March 6 by Philip Enright’s Singing Club, Leens Hotel hosting the Lost Souls for a Gin and Easy Listening Night and JD’s a Poker Classic the same night.  There’s a pop up restaurant in the Day Care on Saturday night and then on Sunday, an Afternoon Tea Dance with Mike Condon in Fr. Casey’s.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email [email protected] or go to for more information.

CONCERT IN RATHKEALE:  Rathkeale Community Council are organising a community concert on Monday, March 16 in aid of Rathkeale community. This will be a sit down concert and appearing on the night will be Shaun O’Dowd Gina of the Champions, the Conquerors and a special guest.  Further information contact Donie O’Connor on 087-1458018.

CALLING ALL TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS! World Vision Ireland’s Climate Change essay competition 2020 is opened until the 31st March for children between the ages of 8 and 18. The winning essay writer will get the chance to meet Ryan Tubridy in the RTE Studios and will also win a €500 Smyths toy voucher.

For more information on how to enter, go to our website

ENRICHING YOUR MARRIAGE:  A Marriage Enrichment Weekend is for married couples of all ages.   The next Weekend takes place at The International Hotel Cork on the 3rd to 5th April 2020 (Fri 7.30 pm to Sun 4 pm). For info. and to book please visit  or Phone: 087/216 2436.

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA Open Day on Thurs. 5th March from 2pm to 6pm. Enrolments for 2020-2021 will be taken on the afternoon. further information 06821023 or go to

SUICIDE FIRST-AID A two-day workshop focusing on skills building in the area of suicide first-aid will take place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on March 11/12 next. The ASSIST programme is designed to provide participants with opportunities to learn what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get more help. It encourages honest, open and direct talk about suicide as part of preparing people to provide suicide first aid. The programme runs from 9am-5pm daily. To book, log on to

KERRY COLLEGE—LISTOWEL CAMPUS–Further Education Open Day Wed. 4th March 1-7pm. Information available on all full-time courses for employment, College progression and Apprenticeships from staff and current students for courses in 2020. Demonstrations and tours throughout the day. See our Facebook page for more information and be in for chance to win a tablet.

SIVE BY LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP LISTOWEL Commencing Thursday 2nd April to Tuesday April 7th at St. John’s Theatre.

THE CARING WITH CONFIDENCE PROGRAMME Is designed to guide participants through their role as family carers.

The programme, which is free commences at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. March 19 and continues for 7 weeks from 10.30am-1.30pm weekly.  details available from (068 23584).

COLAISTE IDE OPEN DAY: 7TH March from 12 -4 Contact: 0669151211.

BISHOP Leahy’s Pastoral Letter for Lent titled ‘Listening to Nature’s Words of Love’ is available in hard copy in churches or online on the diocesan website and will be read out at masses on Sunday.


Born in Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland, in 1870, Fr. Collins was aged 56 years. He received his early education in the parish school at Newtownsandes, and had a higher course at St. Michael’s College, Listowel, where he was regarded as a most promising pupil. His desire to become a priest was encouraged by his parents, and he entered All Hallows’

College, Dublin, where he was ordained in 1893. As an ecclesiastical student he gained the marked

goodwill of his superiors. Shortly after his ordination he came to Australia,

and he has been attached to the Melbourne Archdiocese for nearly 33 years.

Fr. Collins was stationed at different times as an assistant priest at Brunswick,  Dandenong. St. Francis Church, West Melbourne, Clifton Hill, and Geelong, and was acting parish priest for short periods at Northcote and Carlton. Those who served as curates under Fr. Collins speak in the highest terms of his kindness and consideration, and his outstanding devotion to duty.



R. COLLINS’ RELATIVES. Fr. Collins’ parents died several years ago in Ireland. Three brothers

and two sisters are living—Mr. Martin Collins (Brunswick. Vic.), Mr. Jeremiah Collins and Mr. Michael Collins Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland), and Mrs. William Buckley and Mrs. Thomas Moore (also of Newtownsandes). Mr. Martin Walsh, of

Parkville, is a nephew. Requiem in St. Joseph’s Church, South Yarra. Clergy and laity paid a fine tribute, to the late Fr. Collins yesterday morning, when St. Joseph’s Church, South Yarra, was taxed to its capacity at the Solemn Office and Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul. His Grace the

Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Rev. Dr. Mannix, presided, and was attended by the Very Rev. Dean Benson, P.P., V.F., and the Very Rev. R. Collins, P.P. Nearly 100 members of

the clergy from the metropolitan area and country parishes were present,

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THOUGHT: Our five senses and physical life are intricately woven into our spiritual seasons. When our spiritual life is clouded by negative states of mind or recurrent patterns that keep us self-absorbed, our senses too lose their edge. We feel dull, depressed and unengaged with the world and all its relationships, in which we live and breathe. But when we are spiritually awake, our senses pick up the vitality of life and we can smell, see, touch, hear and taste—whether it is ravishing or disgusting, at least we will sense it fully for what it is. The sensual part of our consciousness needs the spiritual and the spiritual needs the sensual. When they are balanced they merge and form a single, perfect language and we experience wholeness.

—from the book Sensing God: Learning to Meditate during Lent by Laurence Freeman, OSB


Vatican City, Feb 24, 2020 / 03:34 am (CNA).- There is an urgent need for personal conversion, without which the temptations of Satan, and the presence of evil, create a “hell here on earth,” Pope Francis said Monday in his 2020 Lenten message.


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