Knockanure Notes – 1st April, 2012

DRAW: Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents Association, Knockanure held their annual Easter Draw in  the Community Centre on March 30th 2012.  Results: First Prize of a Luxury Hamper, Mrs. Breda Kiely, Moyvane, Second Prize of an Easter Egg/Bunny (compliments of “Mr. Duffy’s Traditional Sweet Shop”, Tralee) Marian O’Sullivan, Lisaniskea, Third Prize of Lily O’Brien Easter Basket, Tomás Moore, Keylod. Spot Prizes were won by: Michelle McEvoy, Paula Lyons, Eileen Jones, Moyvane, Breda Kiely, Tara Byrne, Gerry Enright, Knockanure, Genevieve O’Keeffe, Bedford, Siobhán Kelly, Upper Athea, Fr. Tom McMahon, Kilmorna, Dan Enright, Lisaniskea, Thomas White, Rathea, Michael Reidy, Athea, John Keane, Becky McCarthy, Yvonne O’Connor, Helen O’Sullivan, Lisaniskea, Eileen Kennelly, Gortdromagouna, James Mulvihill, Kelly Anne Reidy, Croagh, Gavin O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Catriona Ahern, J.J. O’Sullivan, Ita O’Keeffe, Rachel O’Connor, Kilbaha, John McCarthy, Kilbaha, Lauramai Leahy, Kilmeaney, Siobhán O’ Connor, Athea, Bridie Keane, Horgans Nurseries, Úna Ryan, Edward O’Sullivan, Miltown, Rosie O’Connor, Ballinoe, Keira O’Mahony, Doonbeg, Clare, Dave Murphy, Lyreacrompane, Pat O’Sullivan, Miltown, Óisin Hannon, Billy Doyle, Bunagara, Noreen Moran, Keylod & John Moran Keylod. Sellers, Best Sellers & Pupils Prizes of Easter Eggs to the schoolchildren.

Thanks to the following who supplied the Spot Prizes: Priority Construction, Eddie Walsh, Contractor, Garveys’ Supervalu, Listowel, Elizabeth & John Brosnan, Eason, Listowel, Thomas O’Sullivan Engineering & Fabrication LTD. Trien, John Sexton Menswear, Listowel, Tom Roche, The Village Grill, Moyvane, O’Riordan’s Pharmacy, Athea, Brouder’s Garage, Athea, Stacks Off Licence, Listowel, Oonagh Harnett, Broderick’s Pharmacy, Listowel, Agri Auto Parts, Listowel, Kays Childrens Shop, Listowel, Tesco, Tralee, Jims’ Bar, Duagh, John Griffin, Butcher, Trant’s Pharmacy, Listowel, Mr. Duffys” Traditional Sweet Shop, Tralee (Dan & Noreen O’Connor), Knockanure Vintage, B.D. Agri Parts, Moyvane, McElligotts Shop, Moyvane, Noel Stack, Stacks Meats, Moyvane, Kingdom Boarding Kennels (Anita Kardol & Donie O’Sullivan), Cathal O’Connor Construction, Expose Hair Salon, Tralee, Tadgh Horan, Veterinary Surgeon, Listowel, Maggie Large Fitness, Gerard Donegan, Handon Transport, Christopher Kiely, Accountant, Moyvane, Joanne & Dermot Clancy, Knockanure, Mary Brosnan, Paul Stack, DNG Stack, Abbeyfeale, Amber Filling Station, Tarbert Road, Siobhán & David McElligott, Knockanure.

Thanks to the pupils and parents  who sold lines, the schoolteachers for help in organising and the Community Centre for use of the building on the day of the Draw.

GREAT Achievement of the local school in the Credit Union Question time competition, details next week.

WELL Done to Thomas Broderick Junior of Kilmorna, who with a group from Maynooth cycled to Galway and back to Maynooth for Down Syndrome , E130,000 was collected, Thomas would like to thank all from Kilmorna and District who sponsored him.

WALK: Community centre Sponsored walk on Palm Sunday was a joyful event in fine sunshine and a cool breeze, people of all ages took part. See snippet on youtube at knockanurelocal .

THOUGHT: “Give us Lord, a special faith, unlimited and free, A faith that isn’t bound by what we know or what we see…A faith that trusts the sunshine even when there is no light” B J Hoff.

EVENTS:  Good Friday walk on 6th April from St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel at 11am in aid of Hospice Care;

Grandparents Tea Party at Listowel Family Centre on April 5th from 3pm to 5pm, details from 068 23584; Next meeting of West Limerick Toastmasters will be held on Wednesday April 4th at 8.30pm at the Desmond Complex, NCW;  Ballybunion Half Marathon and road race will be held on April 7th; Homes exhibition at the Brandon Conference Centre runs from 7th to 9th April; Comhaltas Schools outreach, details from Willie Larkin at 087 1955 399; Fundraising Easter Dance in aid of Recovery Haven – Comfort and Care for Cancer, Tralee, Co. Kerry in Ballygarry House Hotel on Easter Sunday April 8th, 2012. Music by Eddie Keogh (9.30 – 11.00). The Neily O’Connor Band (11 till late); The Listowel Family Resource Centre will host an Easter Camp for children from Monday April 2nd – Friday April 6th inclusive. The camp runs from 9.30am – 1.30pm daily;  The Harnett reunion week-end from July 20 to 22 next. Mass for all deceased members of the Harnett clan on Saturday July 21st in Abbeyfeale Church at 7.00 p.m. followed by a gathering of the clan in Fr. Casey’s clubhouse; Limerick/ Kerry Cycle will begin at Athea on April 29th; Murhur N.S. Moyvane: Parents who wish to enrol children in Murhur N.S., Application Form at the school from Monday 16th April; Moyvane Coiste na nOg Table Quiz at the Marian Hall at 7.30pm.

INTO Conference in Killarney from 9th to 11th April will attract 750 delegates.

BEE for Battens cards; When a person purchases a card for their loved one, a ‘Ribbon’ will be placed on A Remembrance Tree that will be situated in The Square in Listowel.  There will be a Blessing of the Remembrance Tree, on Wednesday 4th April  2012 at 1.00pm. For further details contact 068-23744.

RAG Charity Meeting at Cratloe Creamery Field on April 7th at 10.30am, details from 087 9439 499.

WIN: Michael Liston of Moyvane recently won first prize in the Kerry Parents and Friends draw.

DEPRESSION:  Kerry Relatives Support Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm.  Details from 087-2993142 .

KNOCK:  on Sunday, April 15th (Mercy Sunday) leaving Tralee (Bus Station) at 7.30am.  Contact 066 7180123.

FILM;  The Prince and the Showgirl  will be screened at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, April 5th at 2pm for the active retired.

A A  open public meeting will take place on Good Friday (April 6th) at 8.30pm in the Presentation Prefabs, Upper Castle St. Tralee,  All welcome.

LOCAL Footballer Patrick Curtin was described as an all round confident powerful performer at corner forward for Kerry in the recent game against Laois when he scored four points from play.

XLChallenge 2012 will take place on the weekend of April 27th-29th 2012. Participants will climb Ireland’s four highest mountains in just 3 days. The Challenge involves climbing Mount Brandon, 3,117ft;  Carrauntoohill 3,414ft;  Galteemore, 3,015 ft and  Lugnaquilla, Co Wicklow 3,039ft.

ST JOHN’S: Puppet Circus by Your Man’s Puppets, Galway on Wed. 4th April at 7pm; The Big Picture, Directed by Eric Lartigau, Film Club on Tuesday 10th; Dublin City Ramblers Thursday 12th, more details from 068 22566.

FULL Moon on April 6th; We are enjoying the recent fine weather, the blackthorn and plum are flowering, some shrubs and bushes have fresh new leaves. Round bales were made last week and ground was prepared for maze planting. Fine Dawn Chorus can be heard from 6am.

BEST Wishes to Sandra Clancy and Kieran Stack who celebrated their marriage on March 30th in Knockanure Church. Celebrant Fr Tom McMahon, assisted by Fr Brendan O Callaghan and Fr John Lucid, PP. Chief Bridesmaid Noelle Clancy, Bridesmaids Carol Clancy and Patricia O Donoghue. Best Man, Bryan Stack, Groomsmen were, Brendan Stack and Donnacha  Moloney. Flower girl was Chloe Moore and Pageboy was Jack O Donoghue. Music Gemma Sugrue and Pianist was Kelley  Lonergan. Prayers of the faithful were read by Noel Devlin, Niamh Stack, Greg Murray, Patricia Goulding, Noel O Shea and Shane Stack. Bride is daughter of Margaret Moore and Neilus Clancy of Knockanure and the groom is son of Bobby Stack and Maria Flaherty of Moyvane.

SURNAMES in Gortdromagowna in 1901; Kelliher, OConnor, Power, Ahern, Broderick, Lynch, Moore, Woulfe, Buckley, Carmody, McAuliffe, Dore, Finucane, Hunt, Murphy, Flaherty, Stokes, Enright, Costelloe, Kennelly, Sexton, White, Cronin, horgan, Stack, Goulding and O Carroll;
Surnames Carhooreragh; Drury, Moloney, Behane, Enright, Hanrahan,  Fitzmaurice, O Connell, Creed, Lynch, Pierse, Carroll, Ahern, Flavin, Madigan, Hunt, Dore, Buckley, Stack, Keeffe, Nolan, Barrett, Leahy, Sheehan, Cahill, O brien, Keane, Sweeney, Larkin, Stack, Manaher and Murphy.
Surnames Trien; Keeffe, Leahy, Sullivan, Mulcare, Enright, Kelliher, Keane and Cronin.
Bunagara Surnames; Broderick, Stack, Dillon, Roche, Behane, Walsh, Rowan, Jones, Connor, Scannell, Curtin, Anglim, Sullivan, Enright, Fitzmaurice and  McElligott.
Shronebeirne Surnames; Brosnan, OConnell, O Connor, Joy, Lane, Stack, Brandon, Buckley, Carmody, Carroll, McAuliffe, McElligott, Heffernan, Lyons, Brosnan, harnett, Dillon, Broderick and Walsh.
Rea Kilmorna surnames; Fitzgerald, Corridan, Flanagan, Hannon, Clifford, Buckley, Flynn, Harnett, Riordan, OConnor, OConnell and O Shea.

RETREAT:  Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday the 4th of April, an hour of Eucharistic Adoration from 7pm to 8pm, followed by an hour of Taizé prayer around the cross from 8 to 9pm.

DAWN Mass, Gathering in Duagh Church Car Park for outdoor celebration from 5.30am onwards.  Dawn Mass in Tarbert on Easter Sunday morning at 6am;

SOUP Kitchen from 1.00pm to 5.00pm for Calcutta  will be held in Duagh Church grounds & Presbytery on Good Friday. Soup Kitchen in Tarbert on Good Friday from 11am to 4pm.

DIVINE Mercy Devotions  in Listowel On Sunday, April 15th  from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions. The new Divine Mercy shrine will also be blessed in Listowel. Divine Mercy Sunday April 15th. Devotions in Tarbert Church at 3pm. Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in The Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, April 15th at 3 pm, Mass, Confessions and a Healing Service;  Divine Mercy, Jesus asks “Will you help Me? A Novena to the Divine Mercy beginning on Good Friday for nine days with daily intentions given by Our Lord to St. Faustina. “How to Obtain the Gift of Mercy” and “The Novena & Chaplet to the Divine Mercy” Leaflets are available at the back of the Church.

TRÓCAIRE  Offerings  should be returned, as soon as possible

DEATH occurred on 8th March 2012 of Tom Brendan O’Connell, son of the late Tommy Connell, The Square, Abbeyfeale. A noted GAA player and sporting enthusiast. The 76-year-old was manager of the racing track at the Market’s Field for over 30 years starting in 1966. The father of three, Brian, Tomas, and Liam, he is pre-deceased by his wife Sheila . Survived by brothers Denis, Florrie and Michael and sister Joan. Following Requiem Mass at Raheen Church, Tom Brendan O Connell was laid to rest at Castlemungret. The O Connells were regular visitors to Knockanure as their aunt Mrs Mulvihill had a bar and grocery shop in the Village.

DEATH took place on 27th March 2012 of Dick Stack of Dromurhur, Moyvane, born June 1928, he was son of Ellie Shanahan who died in 1991 and Robert Stack who died in 1957. His sibling Kathleen O Dwyer and nephews and nieces survive him. Dick was predeceased by siblings, Mary in 2002, John and Pat in 2007. Requiem Mass for Dick Stack was celebrated in Moyvane Church on 29th March 2012 by Fr Luid assisted by Fr McMahon, music and hymns were provided by Margaret O Carroll and Erin Stack. Dick was laid to rest in the family  grave at Ahavoher, Knockanure, he attended the creamery daily since he was a young lad and his interest in greyhounds go back to his youth.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eily Carr, Mai Hickey, George O Donnell, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Jackie Broderick, Fr Tom Daly, Bill Mangan, Nora Buckley, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart Leahy, Aggie Ahern, Joe Stack, Matt Costelloe, Joe Walsh, Fr Mike Dalton, Michael Sweeney, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Johnny Buckley;

MASS on Holy Saturday 7th April  at 9pm is for Bridget Flaherty; Mass on Easter Sunday 8th  at 10.00am in Knockanure for Ellen & Vanda Horgan and the 11.00am  Easter Sunday Mass is Month’s Mind for Michael Kissane.

MONTH’S Mind for Bridie Flavin in Knockanure Church on Monday 9th April at 11am.

PALM Sunday ceremonies in Knockanure Church attracted a full  church, the local children with help of parents, teachers and Margaret put on a lovely pageant illustrating the long Gospel, a lot of work was put into it and thanks to all who participated.

CONFESSION: Tues. 3rd Knockanure 7.00pm, a visiting Priest will be available for Confessions at 7.30pm and Confessions at 8pm in Moyvane

HOLY Thursday 5th April at 7.30pm,  Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Knockanure at 7pm and at 8.00pm in Moyvane . Spend some time with Jesus at The Altar of Repose after Mass on Holy Thursday Night. Time Listings at rear of Church – Please sign for your commitment.

GOOD Friday Liturgy of the Passion in Moyvane at 3pm,

Stations of the Cross in Knockanure at 7.30pm and at 8.30pm in Moyvane,  day of Fast and Abstinence. It is also the First Friday of the Month. Usual Communion Rounds. Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

COLLECTION for Peters Pence 7th and 8th April.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

READERS: Vigil Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;

Knockanure Sunday 8th April Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

OUR Parish needs more Eucharistic Ministers. An appeal to all adults to Volunteer taking on this very important Ministry.

We all need to share in the Work of our Parish. Please give your name to Father Lucid, Shane or any Member of The Liturgy Group. Commissioning and Renewal on Holy Thursday night.