Knockanure Notes — 11th June, 2017

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 12th June 2017. Music by Stevie Donegan, when attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799

SCOIL CHROP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE: Ice-cream party in aid of Downs Syndrome-Ireland next Wed between 1pm & 2pm. Feel free to give your child a donation or call in and have an ice-cream in the school.

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Pat Ahern on receiving a Doctorate from UCC, recently, he began in 1966 what was to become Siamsa Tire in 1991. Another Moyvane man John Moriarty was honoured at Seanchai with a lecture on June 8th 2017.

CONCERT: Phil Coulter Concert in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on 13 June 2017, in aid of Moyvane Church painting fund.

RAFFLE: to ensure that all have an opportunity to contribute to the painting fund we will have a Parish Raffle. We have lovely and wonderful prizes. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5. Draw will take place on the Parish celebration day on Sunday July 16th in the Presbytery grounds.

PADRE Pio Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from September to June inclusive commencing at 7.30pm. The June meeting will take place on Tuesday, the 19th. The witness will be given by Alec Quinn.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place after the 6.15pm Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Sat next 17th June. Glin Procession after 11am Mass on Sunday 18th.

LOTTO: Friday 9th of June produced no winner of €3500 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 15, 19, 32.

Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Mike Holly, O’Connells Ave, Listowel; 2. Tim McEneaney, c/o Kevin’s; 3. James Fogarty, Church Road, Moyvane;4. Mary Lane, Beenaneasbuig, and 5. Helen Corridan, c/o Teresa Collins, Lisaniska. Next draw to be held on Friday 16th June with jackpot up to €3600.

RAMBLING House Knockalucka on June 20th.

PRAYER Afternon at Scartaglen Church on June 18th.

FIRST AID COURSE: A First Aid course will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 12 noon to 4pm in Rathkeale Community Centre covering all aspects of First Aid including CPR. €20 per person with all proceeds going to WL102fm. Further information 069 66200.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “Remembering Tom Donovan, poet and balladeer”- a night of poetry, story and song to mark the first anniversary of Tom’s death takes place in the Bridewell on Sat. 17th June at 7.30pm.

SYMPATHY to Margaret Carroll & Family on the death of Penny (Mary) Woulfe, Penny was involved in establishing a Tidy Towns committee in Athea many years ago. She was a woman of many talents from dressmaking to caring.

SYMPATHY: To the Foley family, Tieraclea House, Tarbert on the death of Liam whose funeral was in Moyvane recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam Cronin, John Lynch, Sr. Joan Kirby, Mai O’Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Donal Mulvihill, David Riordan, Ned Cronin, Maureen Moore, Joan Keane, Bridie O’Connell, Eamonn Keane, Nancy Enright, Myles Kearney, Kathy O’Donoghue, Bridget Stack Guidry, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 12th at 7.30pm for Kathleen Dore; Wed 14th at 7.30pm for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty; Fri 16th at 7.30pm for Con O’Connor; Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Jack Mulvihill; Sun 18th at 11.00am for Mary Stack (Months Mind). Mass Knockanure; Thurs 15th at 7.30pm for Peggy McElligott and Sun 18th at 10.00am for Paddy O’Connell, Kilnamartyra (Anni).

MONTHS MIND MASS in Ballybunion, for Michael Andrew Beazley O’Flaherty will be held on Wednesday 14th June at 8 p.m. Celebrant: Fr. Kevin McNamara.

MEMORY MASS; The final ‘Do This In Memory Mass’ for First Holy Communicants both in Moyvane and Knockanure will take place on Sunday 18th in both Churches.

PARISH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Spiritual Director Fr. Tom McMahon. Bus leaving from Knockanure 7.30am, Moyvane 7.40am Tarbert 8.00am on Wednesday 05th July. For information, cost, timetable etc. contact Margaret on 087/2976304 or Nuala in Tarbert on 068/36166.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm. Please note due the Concert on Tuesday we will be putting the Church back in order on Wednesday so there will be no Eucharistic Adoration this Wednesday in Moyvane Church.

SETS: in Clounmacon Community Centre commencing Monday, June 12 at 8:30pm. Minimum skill required. Three tutors. Further information 087-9451247.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA VARIETY CONCERT: We are planning to hold a variety concert in the Glórach on Friday, June 16 as a fundraiser for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan.

MARRIAGE took place in Athea on June 2nd 2017 of Christina Mullane of Lower Athea (daughter of Mary and Dinjoe) to Oakley Costello of Glin.

BEST Wishes to Donie Lyons, who came 2nd in the Limerick County Fleadh with ballad by George Langan.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kathleen Barrett of Knocknagorna who was the winner of a silver medal at ‘Bloom festival’ for her flower hat creation.

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service: 3000 units of blood are required every week. 1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life. We will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June from 5pm to 8pm each evening.

SAVE THE 8TH Rally for Life at 2pm on Saturday July 1st, Parnell Square Dublin. Bus leaving Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock St. Tralee at 7am. To book please phone: 087 6590551.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Alzheimer’s carers support group meet on Tues June 13th at 12.30

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING on Monday 12th June at 7.30pm, in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room.

LISSELTON CEMETERY MASS will take place on Monday 19th June at 8pm. & Gale on Thursday 22nd June.

PRAYER Afternon at Scartaglen Church on June 18th.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: John McCormack, Irish Cancer Society has written to give sincere thanks for the €770 collected at Moyvane Church for Vigil and Sunday Mass recently.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O’Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

MUSEUM: The Pallatine Museum Rathkeale has announced the following opening times; each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm during the month of June. In July and August it will open every afternoon including Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.

FIRST AID COURSE: A First Aid course will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 12 noon to 4pm in Rathkeale Community Centre covering all aspects of First Aid including CPR. Further information 069 66200.

NOVENA: June 16-24th: Redemptorist Novena 2017. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the annual 9 day Novena with the Redemptorist’s in Limerick.

Concert; June17: Concert at St John’s Cathedral. A programme of choral works from both sides of the Atlantic, at 12 noon on Sat June 17th in the Cathedral limerick.

SIAMSA TÍRE: are holding auditions for young people aged 7 – 12 on Saturday 17th June from 10am – 2pm at Siamsa Tíre Theatre. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066/7123055 to make an appointment.

BOOK: CANCER BUS CORK/KERRY: ‘Cancer A Circle of Seasons’. Books are available from Eason’s and in the Friary Book Shop in Killarney. Author is Anne Alcock, spiritual director and retreat giver.

BOOK: Great Famine in Tralee and North Kerry is the title of a new book by Bryan Mac Mahon of Ballyheigue. It is published by Mercier Press and will be launched in O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Castle St, Tralee on Thursday 22 June at 5.30 pm. The guest speaker at the launch is Jimmy Deenihan. All are welcome.

ABBEYFEALE HORSE AND PONY RACES: The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year by kind permission on the lands of John and Anthony Relihan on Sunday, July 2 .

AUSTIN STACKS GAA CLUB, in its centenary year, is deeply honoured to be hosting the Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Parish Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday, 18th June 2017. The procession will leave Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church following the 12.30 Mass.


Thursday June 15th to Friday June 23rd at 6.10pm each evening in St. John’s Church.

Novena Prayers and reflection at Mass each evening. Service of Reconciliation with Confessions (no Mass) on the Sunday evening. Blessing of Sacred Heart images and consecration of homes on Friday 23rd June. All welcome.

OPEN AIR MASS: As part of Féile na mBlath, Tralee at The Park Festival the 10.30am Mass next Sunday, June 18th, will be celebrated in the Town Park. Some seating will be available.

ST JOHN’S: Fri 16th Will It Fit In The Van, A play by Conor Clancy presented by Strive Theatre. A comical take on modern life in a small town Ireland amid a case of mistaken identity and moments of madness with a cast of six. Tuesday 20th –Thursday 22nd, Sleeping Beauty, End of term production by students from Theatrix Stage school by Jo Jordan, More from 086 22566.

MASS of Thanksgiving on Saturday June 24th to celebrate the retirement of Mr. John McAuliffe N. T. after 44 years service, 22 as principal at Lixnaw Boys N. S.

ANNUAL HEALING SERVICE at ST MICHAELS WELL; will be celebrated again this year on Sunday June 25th at 3.00pm. The service includes the Anointing of the Sick, Blessing of Carers and reflection on the Healing points around the Well.

TAIZE: Youth Pilgrimage to Taize for 18-35 year olds. 25 June – 2 July. Places still available.

FLEADH: Want to be part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann INIS 2017? This is your opportunity to be part of the biggest ever traditional music event in Co. Clare. Volunteer tasks include venue assistants, green ambassadors, accommodation inspection, PR events, assisting at the Volunteer Centre during the Fleadh – there are lots of ways to get involved for every age and for every ability. In particular, we are looking for Street and Traffic Stewards.

PADRE Pio Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from September to June inclusive commencing at 7.30pm. The June meeting will take place on Tuesday, the 19th. The witness will be given by Alec Quinn. Alec is a massive Padre Pio devotee and has composed a special anthem which he sings himself in honour of our saint. All royalties from the song have been donated to the Monastery at San Giovanni.

In addition to his teaching job Alec is also a professional musician. He sings and plays with the musical group called “Barmbrack” and composed the famous song “Belfast” which has become a massive hit in the United Kingdom. We very much look forward to his witness.

TEACHERS: Recent surveys made by An Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) revealed that up to half of primary principals in Ireland has some work-related health issues and admits they are on medication.

Kerryman North Edition, Thursday, August 10, 2006; Section: South Kerry

Moyvane; Church Painting : The painting of Moyvane Church commenced on Tues. last 8th Aug. The Saturday Evening and Sunday Masses will be in the Marian Hall during the month of August.

Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, September 06, 2006; Section: News Moyvane

Moyvane Church re-opened on Saturday night after been closed for the past 3 weeks due to the painting of the Church. Moyvane Church is looking magnificent with the Church now painted beautifully, New ornate Stained Windows have also been installed. A new Heating System and new amplification system has also been installed along with the Rewiring of the Church and construction of new toilet facility. Our Parish Priest Fr. John Lucid deserves great recognition for the co-ordination and carrying out of the renovations in such a short space of time. Mass be Celebrated on Saturday September 30th at 8pm by Bishop Bill Murphy to celebrate the Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) of Moyvane Church.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Friday, October 21, 1864; Page: 2


NOT only the religious and Catholic laity of the diocese of Kerry, but the large circle, besides, by whom she was known and venerated, will feel with regret that the blank left in her community by the death of Reverend Mother Teresa Kelly on Wednesday last, will be long before it ceases to be suffered from. A long life of activity, intelligence and holiness, under trying circumstances, endeared her to all who know her personally or by report.

Upwards of fifty years ago Miss Kelly entered the Presentation Convent, Killarney, and soon after passing through an edifying novitiate was appointed superioress. In this important office she distinguished herself by bar prudence and zeal alike; her charity knew no limit, and yet she never involved her community in embarrassments. During her term of office in Killarney, the first of the monks of La Trappe, whose abbey is now so well known at Mount Melleray, near Cappoquin, came to this country from France. They were penniless, and depended for support on the charity of the people. The first of those who stretched out the hand to help them was Rev. Mother Teresa, her influence procured them a house to live in, and her pecuniary aid to their establishment in Ireland was important. Visitors to the Abbey of Mount Melleray may hear of a lady who is publicly prayed for by the monks as a great benefactress to their order, well-known to the older brothers, this lady is Mother Teresa. All, but a few old monks on crutches, have died, of the brothers who came over from France, and as silence is one of the chief disciplines of La Trappe, few of the present community know the name of the lady for whom the public prayers are offered.

Having filled with honour the office, of superioress at Killarney for several years, Mother Teresa, with a few sisters, left the community to found a convent at Milltown, a small town at the bend of Dingle Bay. Under her able government, this undertaking prospered, and the schools attached were filled with the children of the peasantry and townspeople. Here Mother Teresa remained until she had passed her fiftieth year. At this period of life few men or women undertake new and important works, but Mother Teresa, hearing of the great want of educational establishments in North Kerry, consented to break her attachments to the convent she had founded and made prosperous, and begin anew in Listowel. She founded the convent of Holy Cross in that town onwards of twenty years ago, with three assistant sisters. Of her acts of charity during the famine, years no praise could be too loud. She was the chief reliance of priests and people in that district during that dreary period. Her small community gradually gained accessions, and on the day of her death she had the happiness to see it one of the most prosperous and beloved of the Presentation Convents.

Many priests on the foreign and home missions owe the means which enabled them to prosecute, their studies to this holy woman, and would regret her loss were they not Euro that she has passed to a place where the virtues she practised and the peace she loved and taught here are eternal.

TROCAIRE Facts and figures:

Global land deals in the last 10 years total 200 million hectares, equivalent to 25 times the size of the Ireland being sold or leased

High consumption living globally increases the demand for land. Vast swathes of vital rainforest are cleared every day to make way for palm oil production.

Palm oil prolongs shelf life of food – almost half of all products in supermarkets contain palm oil, including biscuits, ice cream, processed foods, cleaning products, cosmetics.

Most of the world’s poor share three traits:

They live in rural areas – 75% of the world’s poor live in rural areas

They rely on land, forests and agriculture to survive

They do not have legal control over the land and natural resources on which they depend.

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