Knockanure Notes — 10th January, 2016

WALK: Kingdom Rebels are organising a 5K a Day walk, details from 086  608 3626, or contact Stack Butchers, Moyvane.  Gathering at Murhur N.S. at 8pm nightly where you will be guided on the specially mapped out route.

THANKS: St Ita’s Wren raised €1,630 which was donated to Fr. John Moloney and Fr. Tim Galvin Mission work.

FARM Machinery Show Millstreet 20th and 21st Jan. 2016.

PRAYER: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th to 25th Jan.

WEDDING:  Best Wishes to Grainne O Sullivan of Bedford, Listowel and Gerard Barrett of Carrueragh, Knockanure, who were recently married in Listowel Church by Fr. Pat Moore, assisted by Fr. Tom McMahon. The bride is daughter of Des and Bridie O Sullivan and the groom is son of Joe and Peggy Barrett. Gerard is a well-known film director and IFTA Award winner.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: Church gate collection weekend Jan 16th/17th. Please support.

NEW COMMUNITY ALERT AWARENESS: Meeting in Marian Hall Mon 11th Jan at 8pm to introduce a new text alert system to reduce rural crime & make people more aware of persons or vehicles acting suspiciously in the area.  Further information ( 087/6773345.  Community Gardaί will be present.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw take place on Tuesday, January 19th at 7.30pm with Rosary, Mass & Benediction.  The witness will be given by Fr. Pat Moore.

DEATH took place on January 5th 2016 of Catherine Ann Fitzpatrick (nee O’Riordan) of Church View, Askeaton and native of Moyvane. Survived by husband John, daughters Catherine and Caroline, sons Michael and John, daughter in law, son in law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces.
Requiem Mass for Catherine Ann Fitzpatrick was celebrated at St Mary’s Church Askeaton on Sunday,  burial afterwards in Reilig Mhuire Cemetery.

DEATH occurred on 5th January 2016 of Bridget O’Brien (née Hynes) Barragougeen, Moyvane and late of Renvyle, Co. Galway. Bridget wife of the late Paddy. Survived by her son Stephen, daughters Catherine and Mary, sons-in-law Trevor and Ray, grandchildren Trisha, Stephen, PJ, Henry, Kate, and Millie, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass for Bridget O Brien was celebrated at Moyvane Church on Friday, the 8th of January, followed by burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery.

DEATH took place on 5th January 2015 of Elizabeth (Dolly) Hennessy (née Conroy)
Glounerdalive, Ballyduff. Predeceased by her husband Michael. Survived by her daughter Margaret (New Jersey), sons John and Michael, daughters- in- law Siobhán and Pauline, son- in- law Mike. Grandchildren, Grace, John, Michael, Johnny, James, Christian and Angelina, sister Bridie Shine (Moyvane), brothers Eddie, Danny and Jack (Conroy, Dublin), sisters- in-law, brothers-in-aw, nieces, nephews. Requiem Mass for Dolly was celebrated on Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Ballyduff, burial afterwards in Rahela Cemetery.

DEATH: Fr. Denis Quirke, who died recently at Fatima Home. He was first cousin of Sr. Ailbe. Born 1927 died January 5th 2016, a native of Milltown, was in Listowel in 1954, Lixnaw in 1973, Moyvane 1979 and spent most of his time in South Kerry.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Mannix, John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Jennifer Musa, Nellie O Sullivan, Owen Liston, Mary O Brien, Pats Lane, Nancy Fitzgerald, Mairead Mullane, Timmy Nolan, Eddie Cunningham, Margaret Brick, Martin Sheehy, Michael Fitzgerald, Mary Theresa Collins, Mickey Liston, Liam O Connor, Peggy Mulcahy, Martin Stack, Com Shine, Michael Moloney, Mike Joe Stack, Maighread Scanlon, Kit Scanlon, Catherine Hudson, Con Anthony O Connor, Jack Lynch, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly. Masses Moyvane: Mon 11th 9.30am for Mary Riordan (nee Flaherty) (Anniversary). Tues 12th at 7.30pm for Tom Mulvihill (Months Mind). Wed 13th at 7.30pm for        John Gregg, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec of Gregg & Hanrahan Families. Fri 15th at  7.30pm  for Kit Scanlon, Leitrim West (1st Anni) & her Husband John & Son Tom. Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Bill Horan, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec of Horan Family. Sun 17th at 11.00am for Liam O’Connor, Inchamore (Anni). Mass   Knockanure: Sun 17th  at 10.00am for Michelle Foley & her Grandad Michael Keane (Anni).

THANKS: Margaret has asked us to convey her thanks to all who have been generous to her throughout the year and especially to all who contributed to her Christmas Eve/Day Church Door Envelope Collection in Knockanure.  She appreciates your kindness and generosity.

THE DIOCESE OF KERRY will host a public talk, Awakening the heart – A Spirituality for today given by Martina Lehane Sheehan, author, retreat giver and psychotherapist on Tuesday Jan 12th at 8pm in INEC, Killarney. Admission is free.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place in the Parish meeting room Listowel Monday 11th  January  at 7.30pm. All Welcome.

CALLING ALL PARISH CHOIRS Fr. Liam Lawton will present a workshop for parish choirs. Based on his new collection, Eternal, the workshop will be held on Thursday Jan 21st at 8pm in Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney, More from 064 6632644.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED resumes Tuesday 12th January at 2.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall. All welcome.

THINKING ABOUT THE PRIESTHOOD as a way of  life for you? You are invited to St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, on Feb 5th and 6th.

KERRY DIOCESAN CONFERENCE.  Takes place from Sunday night, Jan. 10th to Wed. midday, Jan. 13th.

JOURNAL: Athea Parish Journal is currently on sale in Brouder’s & Collins’ shops, Athea  and in Moloney’s, Carrigkerry and Mullane’s shop in Knockdown.

HORSE FAIR in Listowel last week, great place to meet old friends.

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY commences its new year on Saturday 16th January at 8pm in the Bridewell.  On the fourth anniversary of his death we will remember the life and times of the late Dan Keane, poet, rhymer, story teller, folklorist and author.  A night of poetry, music and sing song with everybody welcome.  Cupán Tae afterwards.

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – The cast are almost ready to bring ‘Diarmy’ to the stage in the Community Centre Tarbert, on January 29th, 30th & 31st.  To Book your seat, please ring 087 4484924.  Pre- Booking essential.

LIGHTS: Christmas lights at Noonan’s house in Tullig North Templeglantine .The charities to benefit this year will include, The Brothers of Charity Newcastle West and Foynes, The Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, Adare, Milford Care Centre, Limerick and the Acquired Brain Injury Centre in Castleisland.

60th ANNIVERSARY: Christmas 2016 the Glensharrold Wren Group will mark the 60th anniversary of their founding.

A Course on Faith: 12 one-and-a-half hour sessions starting on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00pm. Resources: The Holy Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Capacitar Workshop: Saturday. 23rd January  9.45am to 4.00pm. Day to experience Capacitar Practices for Body, Mind & Spirit. Facilitated by: Anna O’Donoghue IACP and Betty Garnett IACP
Ardfert Local History Lecture Series: Thursday. 28th January at 8.00pm Ardfert witnesses at the Casement trial . By Helen O’Carroll
Further details available from 066 7134276.

FEAST: St Ita was born in Waterford, but came to Kileedy where she led a community of sisters. She is sometimes called “the white sun of the women of Munster” or the “Brigid of Munster”. Ita is also known as the “Foster Mother of the Saints of Ireland” because she was a mother figure to some of Ireland’s early saints. St Brendan was in Killeedy for five years under the care of St Ita in the monastery at Killeedy from the time when he was a year old. Feast of St Ita – Friday 15th Jan
Mass in Ashford Church 11am. Mass in Raheenagh Church 7.30pm

THOUGHT: There was once a fiddler who played so beautifully that everybody danced. A deaf man who could not hear the music considered them all insane. Those who are with Jesus in suffering hear this music to which other men are deaf. They dance and do not care if they are considered insane.
Richard Wurmbrand.

A SADNESS WORDS CAN’T HANDLE! (From Moyvane parish Newsletter).
We all are experiencing an awful sadness that words can’t express.  Our young gifted ‘hero’ Patrick Curtin, at the tender age of 26 has made his journey to the Lord.  Our Mass on Monday 28th December 2015, requested by his GAA Club was packed to the brim.  All ages represented with just one prayer in mind and in heart – ‘Jesus be close to Patrick, help him and his loving family’.  We entrusted him into the loving hands of Jesus, and we couldn’t have entrusted into better hands.  How touching and very poignant that all his team mates were present in their Moyvane colours shoulder to shoulder in prayer for Patrick.  The last time they were shoulder to shoulder Patrick was with them in late August when they won the North Kerry League Final.  Patrick scored two goals that day.  So hard to get our head and heart around the fact that we won’t see his incredible skills as a class and fantastic footballer either with his beloved Moyvane or in the Green and Gold of the Kingdom, or with the Liebherr team who won the All-Ireland Inter Firms Championship earlier this year.  May Jesus help his loving family and all his many friends as we prepare for his Funeral Mass.   Amid the awful sadness and numbness, so many have shared inspiring words, stories and love about Patrick.  He touched lives and hearts.  Patrick you were generous, kind and gifted as a footballer.  May your prayers in the presence of Jesus bless and help your heartbroken family and all of us who feel so very sad and helpless at your leaving at the tender age of 26.  Patrick they are sure to have football in heaven – and in God’s Kingdom show them your skills and your scoring power as you majestically did with Moyvane, Kerry and Liebherr.  Patrick you will be always remembered, loved and prayed for in our Parish.  Up the Boro!  And thanks Patrick……. thanks indeed for so many things.  New life with Jesus.  Patrick’s funeral arrangements are as follows:  Reposing at Lyon’s Funeral Home this Saturday 2nd January 2016 from 3pm – 7pm, with removal at 7pm to The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane.  Funeral Mass for Patrick was celebrated on 3rd January 2016  with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

A THANK YOU TO ALL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PARISH: A big call went out to all organizations in our Parish to help and assist the GAA who were organizing Patrick’s Funeral.  It was fantastic to see all organizations wholeheartedly responding in giving their time and their presence to ensure that everything went smoothly.  As many of the GAA members were inside the Church involved in the Liturgy and stewarding, it was important that all the car parks and organization outside the Church was handled well.  So thanks to the Development Association, ICA, Marian Hall Committee, Denis Doody & Staff of Kingdom Kitchens, County Council, Brosnan’s Bar (for hospitality after the removal) and anyone who helped out in any way it was deeply appreciated.  Special thanks to Dano & Mary Lyons Undertakers in Derry for their sensitivity and exceptional care in helping with the Removal, Church and Burial.  Many thanks too to Leo Finucane for generous use of his car park close to Ahavoher Cemetery.

CIRCLE OF LIFE: When a baby is born, there is much laughter and joy.  Isn’t it strange though that first indication that the baby gives of its presence in the world is worded by crying?  It is the lament of the baby, newly formed, known and loved from all eternity, passing through the last arch of safety into the exile of this life.  What we often called in prayer ‘This Vale of Tears’.  Then the mother’s voice intrudes and makes the baby aware of their existence.  The cutting of the umbilical cord symbolised the break with what has gone before.  In infancy and childhood the aurora remains.  Their first response is to smile at the love it is shown.  Indeed it is often said of a child that it is a pity that he or she can’t remain like that in spirit and then in advancing years time seems to speed up, and we older people comment on how fast Christmas or the year or whatever has gone past.  There is a quickening process like a spacecraft re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.  We experience the tug of eternity in the burden of years.  When finally the coffin is let down into the grave, the attendants withdraw the straps by which it have been lowered.  It is the cutting of the second umbilical cord and the release back into infinite freedom to our loving God.  Go now, return from where you came, the wheel has turned full circle.
BAPTISMS 2015: Here are the twenty five children who were Baptised in our Parish in2015.  Fr. John Baptised eleven and since my arrival on July 23rd, I have Baptised thirteen.  Fr. Pat Moore, P.P., Duagh Baptised one.  Cian Shanahan,  Kilbaha, Darragh Mulvihill Keane, Keylod,  Martha Flavin, Dublin, Daniel Smith, Listowel,  Siύn Stack, Carrueragh,  Sheeryn Culhane, Murhur, Siύn O’Riordan, Leitrim East, Fiadh O’Connor, Lower Aughrim,  Eabha Stack, Bunaghara,  Marc Curtin,  Coolaclarig, Alan Stack, Moyvane North, Kathleen Saccard, Woodgrove, Sive Lyons, Dromurhur,  Sadhbh Kennelly,  Leitrim West, Rory Mulvihill, Luton, Grάinne Ahern, Leitrim Middle, Abbey Ahern, Galebridge,  Scott Nolan, Dromurhur,  Amy Marie Lynch,  Cloonbrane, Meave McGrath,  Cork, Conor O’Keeffe, Kilmorna,  Lucy Barrett, Carrueragh, Rian Kennelly, Bruach Na Gaile, Mark O’Riordan,Barragougeen,  Caireann O’Flaherty, Navan. We wish all the afore mentioned long and happy lives as members of God’s Family.

FLOODS; Athlone business association say that they are all open for business, hotel bookings down 20%, due to adverse publicity by media on the recent flooding.

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