Knockanure Notes – 12th February, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS to students of Knockanure Scoil Chorp Chriost who performed so well at the Listowel District Credit Union Quiz on Fri. 3rd Feb 2012, 36 teams from schools all over North Kerry took part in the quiz. Knockanure under 11 team won their category for the third time in a row, the team were ; Lauren O Sullivan Mahony, Conor Horgan, Tadg McEvoy and Cian Rogan. Our Under 13 team were beaten by one mark for First Place. The team was Marie Kennelly, Maedbh McEvoy, Christopher Keane and Eric Barry. Well done to you all. Your school is very proud of you.

Grandparents Day was held in Knockanure School on Feb. 1st, a prayer service was held to celebrate Grandparents Day. There was a huge attendance at the school, the older people present reminisced about their youth and school days, the students were very interested. Fr Lucid spoke about the importance of grandparents in the lives of children. It was a very special day for all.

PARENTS: An Information Evening for Parents with Teens will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Monday February 20th from 7-9pm. The keynote speaker on the night will be the Irish Times Parenting Expert, Dr. John Sharry, details, contact on 068 23584;

WALK: Knockanure Community Centre 3rd Annual Sponsored Walk to be held on Sunday 1st April at 2pm at Knockanure Community Centre. Sponsorship cards are now available at the centre; this promises to be a fun packed day with entertainment for your kids while you walk, a contribution made to Listowel Hospice.

MASTERMIND, for TV3 programme, for children born c2001 closing date for applications 20th Feb. details from [email protected]

MIDterm break, Secondary schools closed from 13 to 20th Feb. Primary schools closed from 16 to 20th Feb.

RETREAT for the Parish, at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sunday February 19th. For further details and booking, please ring Nodie Brosnan (49352), Julia Stack (49401), or Bridie Shine (49103).

SAMARITANS information evening on Wednesday 15th Feb.  at 8pm in the Carlton Hotel.  Anyone require further information contact 066 7122566.

CANCER meeting at the Arms Hotel on 15th Feb. at 7.30pm; a meeting regarding the women’s cancer support group on Wednesday, February 22nd at Town House Apartments, 124 Maine Street, Tralee at 7pm.  All are welcome.  If you have any enquires, please contact 066 7195560 between 9.30am–2pm Monday to Friday.

EVENTS: Listowel Family Resource Centre are running courses, details from 068 23584; North Kerry Tea Dance on Sunday 19th February 2.30 pm to 5 30pm, hosted by Listowel Active Retirement Group; North Kerry Reaching Out Heritage Project will host an evening of traditional music and song in The New Kingdom Bar, Church Street, Listowel on Friday February 17th from 9.30 pm; Listowel Bazaar Group meeting at the Mermaids on 17th Feb. at 8pm; Training Workshop for voluntary organisations at the Abbeygate Hotel on Feb. 21st from 12.30pm, details from 066 7117 966;  Hunt in aid of cancer on Thursday, February 16th start 11am, Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale , details from 068 44645 or 087 6829044; Fitt Sports Conference will be held at the Carlton Hotel from 9.15 to 5pm on Fri. 17th Feb, details from 066 719 1704; Toastmasters meet in NCW on Wed. 15th Feb.; Car boot Sale  in NCW on Sun.19th; Afternoon of Prayer at Scartaglen Church on at 2.30pm on Sun.19th Feb.; Ash Wednesday Feb. 22nd; Gathering in Killarney from 22nd to 26th Feb.; Pope Benedict XVI will create 22 new cardinals at the consistory in Rome on Feb. 18th and 19th; Queen is 60 years on the throne, 12 British prime ministers have served her. Victoria, who served 64 years as Queen had 9 prime ministers;

ICA Federation meeting at Meadowlands Hotel on Feb. 19th at 2.30pm.

TEAGASC Forestry meeting at Listowel on Feb. 14th and 21st, book at 066 712 5077.

NEW Moon on Feb. 21st; weather continues to be mild, daffodils are blooming, grass is growing and a few shrubs flowering.

THOUGHT: “I am persuaded that all of your problems are conceived and born in the sinful belief that something or someone other than Jesus Christ can quench the thirst of our souls”. C. Samuel Storms.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 15th Celtic Airs & Graces. Karin Leitner- Flute and Cormac De Barra- Harp present a programme of classical favourites and Irish airs; Thurs 16th The Velvet Revolution. A dark, hilarious and touching play written by Mick Donnellan and presented by  Truman Town Theatre, Ballinrobe; Fri 17th, The Blue Monk Quartet

A saxophone quartet featuring Helen Hasenfuss, Markus Kraber, Ian O’ Keeffe and Patrick Olsen; Tues 21st , The Best Of Traditional With Mairtín O’Connor – Accordion, Cathal Hayden – Fiddle, Banjo and Guitar and Séamie O’Dowd – Guitar and Vocals. Wed 22nd, Zeitgeist a new play by Bernard Field has as its core a meeting between a magazine journalist and an ex member of staff of Auschwitz  – Birkenau. Presented by Haw Theatre Company, Galway, details from 068 22566.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 10th Feb ’12, Jackpot E2,200, numbers drawn were 11-19-21 and 23, No Winner. Lucky Dips were won by the following; Noreen Curtin, Brianne Keane, Listowel; John Enright c/o Kevin’s; A.E.H. c/o John Barry; Breda Harley c/o John Barry; Niall Finucane, Keylod; Bar Prize  won by J.J. Clancy; This Weeks Jackpot is E2,300.
 A.G.M. of Knockanure G.A.A. was held recently the following officers were elected. President Jackie McMahon
Vice Presidents Fr. Tom McMahon,Fr. Brendan O Callaghan, Fr. John Lucid; Chairman Gerard Greaney, Secretary Joe Enright, Treasurer Ann Woods, Youth Officer Johnny Greaney. Scor Officers Kathleen Reidy and Catherine Keane,
Childrens Officer Johnny Greaney, County Board Delegate Patsy Lane, North Kerry Board delegates Patsy Lane, Tom Mc Mahon. All Membership to be paid by 23rd March only paid up members will be entitled to tickets for the All Ireland.

GAA: National Football League Div 1Round 1, it was great to see how local man Patrick Curtin laid on the ball for Darren O Sullivan to score a goal at Croke Park, leading to a Kerry win, others from the locality playing were Shane Enright, Brian McGuire and Anthony Maher. Speed camera must have caught some locals rushing to Tralee for the match on Saturday evening last.

DISABILITY: Kerry Network of People with Disabilities, 3 Basin Court, has now closed. The services offered will be continued from NEKD,  ring John or Kerry at 066 7180190.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre, Celebration of Married Love – a liturgy of Prayer and Thanksgiving will take place on Wednesday, February 15th from 8pm – 9.30pm.

Faith Service of healing and reconciliation with Eddie Stone and Team will take place on Saturday, February 18th from 2pm – 6pm.   A talk by Tommy O’Connor on William Talbot-Crosbie and his time in Ardfert will take place on Tuesday, February 21st from 8pm – 9pm.       Booking all events. Tel: 066 7134276. E.mail: [email protected]

NEW American Psychiatric Association’s  definition of autism would eliminate the categories of Asperger syndrome and “pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified”

DRAFT Cards USA 1942; Duagh men include, Con Buckley 1886 was in NY; Jer T Cronin born 1878 was in Allegheny Penn; James Dillon born 1894 was in Chicago, Ill; Denis Lyons born 1885 was at Bronx NY; Eugene P McCarthy born 1877 Essex; John Relihan born 1895 lived in NY. Athea men Draft Cards, John Joe Dore born 1880 was at NY; James J Mullane born 1880 was Chicago, Ill; Dan G O Connor born 1888 lived at Philadelphia; Dan Joe White born 1894, address Essex, NJ.

Abbeyfeale Draft Cards 1942, Dan Joe Ahern, born 1892, address Chicago Ill; Mce. John Broderick born 1887 lived at NY; Ml. Broderick born 1889, lived at Kings, NY;  John Byrnes born 1888 lived NY City; Tim Curtin born 1895, lived at Queens, NY; Pat Joe Dillon born 1888 resided  at Chicago Ill; Dan Horgan born 1881 address NY; Pat O Keeffe born 1890, address NY, NY;  Simon Lane born 1879 lived Middlesex, Mass; John Joe Leahy born 1878 address Chicago; Wm Matt Murphy born 1883 address NY; Pat Tim O Connell born 1884 address Chicago; Dan Joe O Connell born 1895 lived at Chicago; Jim J Sheehy born 1889 address Chicago and Ml Joe Wrenn born 1882 lived at Essex, Mass.

400, 000 people are buried in Arlington National Cemetery in the US. Volunteer Members of the Isle of Wight Family History Society are working with staff from the Isle of Wight Record Office to put pre 1858 burials on line.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4 to 5pm. Wed. 11.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm . Adoration in Abbeyfeale on Tuesday and Friday 8am-10pm and on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6-8pm.  Listowel  on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

READERS:  Vigil Michelle Corridan & Joan Stack; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 19th Feb. Eileen Kennelly

MEETINGS: All parents of children and adults involved in Church Ministries (Altar servers and Choir) are requested to attend a meeting in the Presbytery on Wednesday 15th February at 8pm. A Meeting of the Liturgy Group – P.P.C. will take place in the Presbytery on Thursday 16th February at 8pm.

DEATH took place on February 5th 2012 of Sr. Irene Stack of Mercy Convent, Balloonagh, Tralee and formerly of  Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. Requiem Mass for Sr. Irene Stack was celebrated in Balloonagh Convent Chapel on Wednesday 8th February, Irene was laid to rest in the nearby Convent Cemetery. Irene was daughter of Ned Stack( died1939) and Josephine (Ciss) Ruddle (died1931) and was predeceased by siblings Fiona who died 1999 and Tom died 1972. Irene lodger in Tralee and attended Moyderwell Mercy Secondary School before entering the convent. Her aunt Sr. Evangelist Stack was also a Mercy Sister she died 1977.

ANNIVERSARIES: Christina Melody, Cissie McElligott, Bryan McMahon, F X Martin, Mary B Healy, Benedict Kiely, Richard Sheehan, Mary T Kennelly, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Jack Quaid, Patcheen Mulvihill, Mick Reidy, Billy O Sullivan, Mary Ann Kennelly, Jackie Sexton, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Pat Hudson, Maighread Moore, Pat J Kennelly, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy, Bob Behan, Michael Scanlon, Maurice Walsh; Mass on Tues. 14th at 7.30pm for Jack & Mary Guiney, their sons William, Jim

John & the deceased members of the Enright Family; Mass on Wed. 15th 9.15am For the people of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 16th at 7.30pm for Richard & Dick Sheehan; mass on Fri. 17th at 7.30pm for Patrick & Mgt. McEnery & their son Denis; Mass on Sun. 19th at 10.00am for Emmet Leahy in Knockanure and the

11.00am mass in Moyvane is for Tom O’Connor & the deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Glin Road.

 CONGRESS : Eucharistic Congress Moyvane Parish has been allocated 12 tickets for the Closing Ceremony and Mass of this year’s Eucharistic Congress in Croke Park, Dublin on the afternoon of Sunday 17th June, 2012. These tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Wednesday, June 13th. Bus leaving the Parish Centre Tralee at 6am, for the R.D.S., Dublin,  returning to Kerry at 6pm. Listowel have been allocated 26 tickets for the Congress, apply at the Parish Office. The Congress will attract thousands to Dublin and from all around the world, even our government for jobs reasons, could special offers to visitors.

LATIN Mass Sunday, February 19th in The Dominican, Holy Cross Church, Tralee at 1.30pm.

COMMUNION; Do this in Memory Programme event for First Communion Class took place in Knockanure Church on Sunday last, it adds a little bit of ceremony to the Sunday Mass.

SPEAKER: Fr. John O Keeffe of SMA spoke at Mass on Sunday last about the involvement of the Irish in mission countries and their contribution to the new nations in Africa.

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