Knockanure Notes – 12th May, 2013

MAY: Annual Queen of the May Procession: Corpus Christi Church Knockanure on Sunday 19th May,2013. A special day of Devotion to Our Lady this being “The Year of Faith”. Guest priest will be Fr. Bowen P.P. Athea.

Church Ministries: training will again resume in October, please give your name into the Presbytery.

TIDY Towns; A reminder to Knockanure residents – Entry Form for 2013 Tidy Towns’ Competition must be submitted by May 23rd. Judging will take place starting on June 1st. If everyone put ”the hand to the wheel, it could be made into a very attractive Village, of which the Community could be proud.

ROSARY will be said every Tuesday for the month of May at the Grotto Moyvane at 7.45pm.

COMMUNION: First Holy Communion was held in Knockanure Church on Saturday Last, a great crowd attended, Fr Lucid said the Mass and Stephen Donegan and the choir sang hymns and the children contributed to the ceremony. It was a memorable day for all.

GAMES: Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games Athletics Finals will be held in Con Brosnan’ Park on Thursday 16th May at 5.30pm. Events for Boys and Girls U6 to U16. The first four in each event will qualify for the County Final in Castleisland on June 22nd and 23rd. please contact Carmel at 087 9267871.

NEW MOON was on the 10th, the fodder crisis is going from bad to worse, many feel stranded, few have experienced the feeling of isolation surrounding the present crisis. Older people remember how fluke and bad hay left a local man with one cow, having buried all the rest of his herd, when asked how he can keep his head, he replied, being down and out will not bring them back, in time the family recovered and became one of the most productive and progressive in the district.

PRAYER: Charismatic Day of Prayer & Praise Taking Place in Emmanuel House, Clonfert, Co. Galway on 18th May. Guest Speakers will be Fr. Pat Collins, Eddie Stones & Fr. Michael Kennelly. Theme is “Come let us adore Him”. Day starts at 11am and finishes at 5pm and bring at packed lunch. For information ring 00353(0)579151552 or email [email protected]

MEMORIAL plaque to Walsh, Lyons, Dalton and Dee was unveiled at Gortaglanna Bridge on Sunday May 12th.

FEAST: St Brendan Feast day May 16th at 8pm, There will be a concelebrated Open-air mass in Ardfert Cathedral for the Feast of St. Brendan. Bishop Bill Murphy will be the principal celebrant, music for mass composed by Fr Ahern. May 13th A talk and slide presentation on the Saint will be presented by Fr. Gearoid O’Donoghue at the Ardfert Retreat Centre at 8.00p.m..  Sunday 19 May 2013, Pilgrimage to Wethers Well for a prayer service at 2 pm.  Children’s Fair in Ardfert Village Green at 3pm.

CREATIVE WRITING at Listowel Library, As part of this year’s Bealtaine festival, Tommy Frank O’Connor (author of Meeting Mona Lisa, The Poacher’s Apprentice and Attic Warpipes) will facilitate a creative writing workshop for adults at Listowel Library on Thursday May 16th.  The workshop will take place from 11am to 12.30pm and is free of charge.  As places are limited, please telephone the library on 068-23044 to reserve your place.

EVENTS: Dog Show  in Abbeyfeale Town Park on Sunday May 19 at 2.00 p.m; The annual May Fair and Vintage Rally in aid of Dromcollogher Respite Centre will be held on Sunday 19th May;

Night of poetry and music will be held in  Glin Library at 8 pm on Tuesday May 21st to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival;

DEATH took place recently at Sisters Avenue in London of Kay Hattley nee O Brien, daughter of Morgan O Brien of Listowel and Middleton, Co Cork and Marian Fitzmaurice of Moyvane. The O Brien family lived in the Small Square Listowel near Fred Mann. Kay is survived by her husband Ted Hattley. Her siblings include Joan Brassil, Moyvane, Paddy died at sea in the Neptune in 1941, Murragh died as a child and Edmund. Mass for Kay Hattley was celebrated in London on 8th May 2013.

DEATH occurred on May 4 2013 of  Dan Allen of St. Brendan’s Terrace, Listowel. Formerly of Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary and late of Ahalana, Moyvane, Survived by his wife Mary B Keane daughters Margaret, Julie, Anna-marie, and son Michael, his grandchildren, and great-grandchild, brothers Martin, Paddy, Tom, and John, and sister Bridie. Requiem mass for Dan Allen was celebrated on Friday the 10th of May 2013 at Moyvane Church, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: David Dillon, Hugh Goulding, David Foley, Noreen Sweeney, Michael Anthony Ahern, Ned Sheehy, Catriona Houlihan, Sr Ignatius O Grady, John Guiney, Michael Collins, Jimmy Kearney, Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finegan, Eileen Behan, Eamonn Cotter, Dick O Connor, Fr Pat Moore, Jer Scannell, Bea Leahy, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Danny Curtin, Mai Quinn, Con Flaherty, Mass on Wed. 15th 7.30pm for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty; Mass on Thurs. 16th Knockanure 7.30pm for Joan Keane; Mass on Fri. 17h Knockanure 7.30pm for Maureen Aherne & David Kennelly; Mass on Sat. 18th 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor; Mass on Sun. 19th 10.00am  in Knockanure for Timothy & Marta O’Sullivan and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Ned Sheehy.

CHURCH News; Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Wed. 10.00pm to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

Readers:- Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Katerina & Andrew Kellighan; Knockanure: Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy

Annual Eucharistic Procession Listowel on  Sunday 26th May 2013, after the 11am. Mass.

ARDFERT;  Saturday 8th June 2 – 6 pm,  Afternoon with Eddie Stones, Emmanuel House, Clonfert. Tel. 066-7134276. E.mail: [email protected]

GAA, Lotto Draw Knockanure, 10th May 2013, Jackpot E8,400 Nos Drawn 15-24-28-32, No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to;  Brid Fitzgerald c/o Kevin’s; Peg Moloney, Ballylongford; Johnny Dillane, Brosna; Catriona  Kenrick, Abbeyfeale; Billy White c/o John Barry; Mary Kennelly Templemartin, Co Cork; Bar Prize Teresa O Halloran
Next Weeks Jackpot E 8,500.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 15th Drama Presentation by members of the training centre of Parents and Friends; Thursday 16th  The Kennedy’s, the best of American Country and Folk;  Tuesday 21st , Sapphires, a film about all girl band entertaining US troops; Wed. 22nd Stage and Screen, to mark Kerry’s Festival of Pride, details from 068 22566.

COMMUNITY Games; The County Final of U10 Mixed Gaelic Football will be held in Tralee on June 3rd,, also the Finals of the U13 Boys and Girls Futsal will be held on June 2nd. This year a new event has been added, the Game of Skittles for Boys and Girls U12 and U14, boys and girls will be introduced to the rules of the game. The committee are hoping to enter a team in the County Finals, if interested, please contact Carmel at 087 9267871.

MEET AND GREET SOCIAL GET TOGETHER: Are you a widow, widower, separated/divorced or dealing with the loss of a partner. You are invited to a social get together at the Ballintemple Inn, NCW on Saturday, May 19 at 9.30pm. Music by Blue Rhythm.  Contact Maire 0860620596.

TOASTMASTERS: Next meeting Wednesday, May 15 in the Desmond Complex. For further information contact Mie at 087-2272788 or Bridget at 0878-4146732 or email [email protected]

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE GRADUATION MASS on Thursday 16th May at 10.30am.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING  will meet in the Parish meeting room on Monday May 13th at 7.30pm. sharp. A review of the video/talks on “Catholicism” will be given by Fr. S. Sheehy and Fr. P. Dillon. All welcome.

ROSARY will be recited at O’Connell’s Ave. Grotto  every Sunday for the month of May at 6pm. and at  Clounmacon Grotto every Friday night at 8pm. for the month of May. All welcome.

IRISH BLOOD DONOR CLINIC will take place on Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th May from 6pm. to 9pm. at Listowel Arms Hotel. Give blood for life.

PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION are holding a information meeting for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers on Thursday 30th May in Manor West Hotel Tralee from 10.30am to 2.15pm. for more information contact 1800359359.

RECOVERY HAVEN CANCER SUPPORT HOUSE  Gynaecological Cancer Support Group Meeting, Monday 13th May, 8pm – 9pm.  Le Cheile, Bereavement through Cancer, Peer Support Group. Coffee morning every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month 10.30am – 12pm.
For further information phone Siobhan @ 066 7192122.

STARS: The Atacama Large Millimetre Array,  it can effectively configure its 50 individual telescopes to act as a single large telescope 16km across! It is the biggest and most expensive ground-based astronomical project being built at over a billion euro so far.

My GGG Grandfather Michael Cushion was born approx 1814 in Ireland and I am having problems finding his birth place. From the Moyvane pages( you have to love Google) I could see that a Michael Cushion was born in Moyvane and I have confirmed this on the free Irish Genealogy web site(mother Ellen McInery & father Michael Cushion) .Michael left Ireland and married my GGG Grandmother Julia Mac Donald (McDonnell ? ) in 1836 in Bermondsey Surrey London . The census records indicate both on them were deaf and dumb, but not where in Ireland he was born.

After the 1861 census Michael has just disappeared aged 44, and could not be located in anymore census, death lists, immigration, lists poor houses etc .So I am checking different spellings etc. Julia was head of house in the 1871 census but was still marked as married. I wonder whether Michael went home to Ireland ? . Julia was born in Middlesex London however her parents were born in Cork and Longford Ireland. So I was thrilled to find some more Irish relatives.

Michael and Julia had 3 children that survived, of which my GG Grandfather Thomas was the eldest .He married Eliza Field and my GGrandfather William was born .William married Eliza Jane Goulding and moved the family from Bermondsey Surrey London to Kent.

On the outbreak of the first world war William who was in his early forties went to war with his sons William & Albert .Sadly Albert was killed and is buried at the Somme .

My grandfather was John Cushion and he joined up with his dad and brothers but they discovered he was just under the age. He decided to sail to Australia and joined the Australian Army, instead . John Cushion married my grandmother Dorothy Josephine Donohoe.

THOUGHT: “Hope means expectancy when things are otherwise hopeless”. G. K. Chesterton.

“I would marvel much that any man should be so mad, as to refuse in darkness, light: in hunger, food: in cold, fire: for the word of God is light, food, fire”. Thomas Cranmer.

Ascension Prayer to Live a Full Life
O Lord,
Your Ascension into heaven
marks the culmination of the Paschal Mystery,
and it contains an important teaching for us.

May we live life as an earthly reality
and develop our human potential to the fullest.
May we make use of the results of science
to achieve a better life on this planet.

But in our best moments
we know that there must be more
than all of this,
a transcending Reality.

As Christians, we know that this Reality
is Your loving Father
Who awaits us with You and the Holy Spirit.
Where You have gone,
we ultimately will come – if we are faithful.

New Saint Joseph People’s Prayer Book

ABROAD: The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) is a charitable organisation established by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in 1985, which works on behalf of Irish prisoners overseas to provide information and support to these prisoners and their families.