Knockanure Notes – 13th March, 2011

SAINT  PIO Devotions  were due to take place on this Tuesday 15th March. at 7pm in Listowel Church, starting with the Rosary, Mass and Benediction. Prayers will also be said for the forthcoming beatification of  Pope John II.
MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting was due to be held on Monday 14th March at St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel at 7.00pm.

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure; Aerobics and Body Conditioning Class on Wed. from 8pm to 9pm, running for 8 weeks, details from Maggie at 087 9866 533.

Social Day was due to be held at Knockanure Centre on Monday 14th March. Table Top and Car boot Sale at Knockanure on Sunday March 20th between Noon and 4pm, book with 068 49799 or 087 7528 626.

SCOIL Chorp Chríost Parents Association, Knockanure will be holding a Church Gate Collection at Knockanure on Sunday, March 20th. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
QUIZ: Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure held a Pub Quiz in Flynn’s Bar, Knockanure on March 4th. To all who attended, occupied tables and bought raffle tickets, we wish to thank you. Thanks to the School teachers for supplying questions and keeping score. Thanks ,also,  to Anne and Gerry Woods for accommodating us and supplying amplification, Marian Hall, Moyvane for chairs, Scoil Chorp Chríost for tables and Flynn’s Bar and Enda Murphy, Taxi for extra spot prizes. Winning team were Brendan Keane, Bunagara, Lily and Davey Morris, Coilbee & Margaret McCarthy, Coilbee. who very kindly donated winnings to Parents  Association. Runners up following Tie breaker round were Jeremy Gould, Fiona Gould,  Liz Coleman, Yvonne Caplice, Breda Caplice, Michelle Hennessy, & Ca O’Regan.

QUIZ: Kerry Credit Union teams who will represent Chapter 23 at R.D.S. Dublin, on Sunday 3rd April 2011.Competition A – Under 11, Lissivigeen N.S. Killarney  and Scoil Lios Teilic N.S, Tralee ; Competition B – Under 13  Sliabh a’Mhadra N.S. Ballyduff  and  Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste Lispole  

  IRISH: The Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs funds up to ten accommodation scholarships each year to second level students to attend Colaiste Naomh Eoin on Inis Meain.

PRESCHOOL: Wishing Tree Preschool Tarbert, now enrolling for September 2011.Free ECCE places available, also offering a playgroup for younger children on Wednesday afternoons.
(Qualifications: Fetac Level 5, Fetac Level 6, Special needs, Child psychology, Contact Julie Finucane 087 9940951 for further details.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 11th March 2011, numbers drawn were 13-19-26 and 28, no winner of  E7,400  Jackpot .Lucky Dips  went to; Aaron Whyte, Lisaniskea;
Dolly Stack, Listowel; Jackie McMahon, Lisaniskea;
Ann O Connor, Keylod; Con Scanlon, Glenoe; Seanie Sweeney, Lisaniskea; Bar prize Edward McCarthy; Next Weeks Jackpot E7,500

SUPPORT: Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service is starting a bereavement  support group for young people aged 15 -25 years. The first session will take place on Friday, March 25th at their office in Balloonagh.  Contact KACS on 066 7181333
PHARMACEUTICAL Centre;  On  March 15th & 16th, a delegation of potential investors in this project will be visiting Tralee. A drug for high-risk pregnant women costing about $20 per injection till now in the US. In a week, the price shoots up to $1,500 a dose due to Government regulations.

 CANCER Support Group Will launch Daffodil Day in Listowel Arms Hotel on Wednesday 16th at 8pm. Volunteers welcome.

COMPLIANT: European Tire and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association, March 8th 2011 announced findings after testing tires sold in the EU for the use of high-PAH oils. Eleven percent of tested tires were non-compliant.

MEPs got and extra monthly allowance of E1,500 recently for extra work and they got the same amount last year also for extra work, they must have lost touch with the present situation.

EU: The world is in turmoil due to high food prices, the EU have capacity to immediately increase milk and other food products, by removing milk quota restrictions and diverting crops being used for bio fuel to food. Lifting of quota restrictions in Ireland will help us pay our national debt. The policy makers allowed the banks to get out of hand, now is their chance to give leadership in the food sector.

COURSE: A 35 week Fetac accredited full time course in radio production is planned to commence in Abbeyfeale shortly.  For further details contact 068 32444. Tommy Rivers has Country and Western music every Saturday night from 8pm to 10pm on West Limerick 102fm
Garden  class in Abbeyfeale will run from Wednesday, March 23rd and each Wednesday following from 7 to 9pm.  There are 30 places available, 20 for new students and 10 for 2nd. Years, book with 087 6866450.

NEWS: 07 March 2011 news report that More than 20,000 Christians from all over Pakistan went to a Village in the Faisalabad Diocese for the funeral of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s assassinated minister for minorities.
On the same day A mob of nearly four thousand Muslims attacked Coptic homes 30 km  from Cairo, and burned the Church of St. Mina and St. George.

ST JOHN’S: Weds 16th, The Water Tower Bucket Boys, four piece group from Portland, Oregon, on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and banjo. Fri 18th ,Ceoltóirí Sliábh Luachra, With 22 musicians, singers and dancers, led by Jack Roache;
Weds 23rd, Kerry School of Music, Featuring students from The Listowel Centre. Directed by Aidan O’ Carroll; Thurs 24th,Niall Teague & The Fast Company, Multi instrumentalist Niall
is joined by Pádraic Joyce, Kelvin Busher, Javi Mula, Una Mc Loughlainn and Maidgh O hEanaigh, details from 068 22566.

HISTORY lecture at Tralee Library on March 19th at 3pm with Dr. Declan Downey.

SIAMSA: Michael Collins the Musical runs from 15th to 20th March, more from 066 7123055.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011 in Listowel, start at the earlier time of 12.30pm.  Seán Kelly MEP will be a special guest for the occasion, contact, Matt at 068 21420 or Christy 087 7477372; Ceili at the Arms Hotel on March 16th;ST PATRICK’S Day Mass in Knockanure and Moyvane same time as Sundays.  Parade 2011 in Listowel, start at the earlier time of 12.30pm.  Seán Kelly MEP will be a special guest for the occasion, contact, Matt at 068 21420 or Christy 087 7477372; Ceili at the Arms Hotel on March 16th; Abbeyfeale Parade will leave the convent yard at 4pm on St Patrick’s Day led by the Rathkeale Brass Band; West Limerick Set Dancing Club have a Ceili at the Devon Hotel on St Patrick’s night at 9.30pm, they are also having a Ceili at the Convent Hall in Abbeyfeale on Sunday March 20th at 4pm; Limerick London Association will hold a St Patrick’s Dinner Dance on Saturday March 19th at the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, Broadway. Local man Mayor of Kerry Pat Leahy is going to New York for St Patrick’s Day.

EVENTS: Irish language and cultural festival runs until 17th of March; No cattle sale at Listowel Mart on St Patrick’s Day, General Sale on Friday March 18th;  Moyvane Ladies Football registration at the Marian Hall on Monday March 21st at 8.30pm; The monthly car boot sale in aid of WL 102fm will take place on Sunday, March 20th at the Community Centre, NCW.  Gates open 7.30am, further information Marian 087 6866450; Afternoon of prayer at Scartaglen Church at 2.45pm on Sunday March 20th; Racing, Cheltenham continues till March 18th and Cork racing on 20th; Open Day at Clonakilty Agricultural College on Tuesday March 22nd at 11am, more from 023 8832 500; Seanchai Centre have an exhibition by Bob Scott during March; Last week we had MS Awareness Week and Tree Week; Energy Show in the RDS on 30-31 March, details from SEAI;

FULL Moon on March 19th. ESO have recently used several telescopes to discover and measure the distance to the most remote mature cluster of galaxies yet found.
TRAIL: At 3pm on St. Patrick’s Day a walk will set out from the
Old Station (now the Palatine Centre),Rathkeale, to travel over
the newly surfaced section of the old  railway line to Clounagh, near Reens  Pike. The return trip is 6 miles and refreshments will be provided at journey’s end.

COURSE will run one evening each week in St. Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West for home carers, more from 061 469484.
HELP: The Recovery Haven based in Tralee offers support for those who have finished cancer treatment. For further details contact 066 7192122 or email [email protected].

HP: Instalment buying survey for year 1938; Mechanically propelled vehicles bought, 4,400, value £778,200; Cycles bought 17,200, value £106,800;Items of furniture 23, 400 bought, value £285,300;Radio Sets 7,500; Musical instruments bought 1,400, value £26,900. Credit Terms ranged from 10% to 40%, some paid 80% to 100%. Minister for Industry and Commerce said in the Dail that his Department had no complaints about hire purchase and he did not intend to regulate the trade.

DIARY: Thomas Crosfield wrote in his diary on March 17th 1628 about the Prince and Peers going to Parliament in this order. First the trumpeters, then the Guard in scarlet, then the four masters of the Chancery in black, following each other were Barons, Judges, Bishops, Viscounts, Earls, King Charles1, Duke of Buckingham and the Earl of Holland. The Kings speech gave the reason for calling parliament was to defend the Kingdom against the Kings of Spain and France and redress grievances in the land. Preacher at Parliament Bishop Laud tried to keep unity in the Bond of Peace.

Beatrix Potter aged 16 wrote in her diary on 16th March 1883, what will be blown up next, an attempt was made to bow up a Government Office in Parliament Street last night, not much damage was done. The Times office attack also failed, Times recent leading article stated that the Irish had got enough and more than enough and need ask for no more.

QUAKE: Experts claim that quake shifted the planet on its axis by nearly 4 inches. The earthquake and tsunami on March 11th in Japan is near the site of an apparition in which the Blessed Virgin of Akita warned about a worldwide disaster.

STUDY: new psychology study shows that people who feel loved and accepted by others place lower monetary values on material possessions than folks who feel insecure and unloved.

SOME Christians try to go to heaven alone, in solitude. But believers are not compared to bears or lions or other animals that wander alone. Those who belong to Christ are sheep in this respect, that they love to get together. Sheep go in flocks, and so do God’s people, says Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

NIGHT vigil at Knock on Thursday, March 24th, the eve of the Annunciation of the Lord, details 068 31232.

PILGRIMAGE to Rome for Beatification of Pope John Paul on 29th April, details from 087 2618 412.


LOURDES 2011. Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage Retreats in Lourdes, choice of dates from May to Sept. Cost E450. Assistants, helpers, volunteers, cooks, priests etc all very welcome. Further details from Máire Smye on 023 88 33273 or by writing to: CLM HQ, South Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

BIG Crowd attended Ash Wednesday Mass in Knockanure, Fr Lucid assisted by Fr O Callaghan celebrated mass and distributed ashes.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. Adoration Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6-8pm, perpetual Adoration began on Monday, March 14, Rosary each evening at 7.30pm. Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent after 10am Mass.

MEDITATION: Fr. Donagh O’Shea OP is facilitating ‘Listening To Silence’ : Organised by Kerry Christian Meditation groups on 19th March 10am- 4pm at the Parish Centre, St. Brendan’s, Tralee.

DEATH took place on March 6th 2011 of Frank Buckles, at his home in Charles Town, W. Va. he drove an American Army ambulance in France in 1918, Frank was aged 110 .

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Horgan, Jimmy Beaton, Mary Ann Collins, Sr. Stanislaus Kennelly, Maureen Kinnane, Dan Joe Murphy, Fr John Beasley, Johnny Stack, Mairead Lyons, John Flaherty, Mossie O Connor, Br. Canice Collins, Tom Daly, Margaret O Connor, Margaret Hanrahan, Helen Kennelly, Dan Joe Leahy, Mass on Tues 15th Knockanure at 7.30pm with the Stations of the Cross after Mass; Mass on Wed 16th Vigil for St. Patrick’s Day 7.30pm Joseph Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family; Mass on Thurs. 17th St Patrick’s Day is a Holy Day of Obligation, Mass at10.00am in Knockanure for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke;

Mass on Fri. 18th at 7.30pm for  John Holly; Mass on  Sat. 19th 7.30pm for Kitty & Willie Shine; Mass on Sun. 20th at 10.00am for Patrick & Margaret O’Connor, Keylod an the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Nora & Michael Roche, Glin Road.

  DEATH took place on February 22nd 2011 of Monsignor James Pierce, at Seal Beach, California, he was born in 1918 at Ballinorig House Tralee to Dan Pierce and Mary Diggin, and he was eldest of eight children. His was predeceased by siblings, Pat, Sr. Eileen Baptist, Sr. Rosario, Maurice and Margaret. His brother Fr Tom and Dan survive him. Fr James was ordained in June 1944 and spent 66 years serving in America he had an Uncle Monsignor Patrick Pierce who was a Pastor at Oceanside Parish in Los Angeles. Fr James Pierce was a great GAA sportsman. , Requiem Mass in St. John’s Church Tralee on Saturday, March 19th at 12 noon.  Interment afterwards in St John’s  Church grounds.

TROCAIRE Boxes are available at every church at present. February 1975 Trocaire expected to collect between a quarter and half a million pounds for their activities.

DEACON: The Diocese of Kerry is continuing to invite applicants for the Permanent Diaconate.  If you are a single man, age 25-55, or a married man, age 35-55 , please contact Fr Eoin Mangan at 087 2401201.

SISTERS of the Medical Mission of Mary will address all Masses in Listowel this weekend the 19th & 20th March.

Confessions before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan and Vigil for 17th March Bridget McCarthy; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 20th March Mary Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald

CHY 2 Certs; Parishioners who contribute a total of E250 or more to the Church will receive a CHY 2 please complete them.