Knockanure Notes – 15th July, 2012

OUTING: Senior Citizens Summer Outing on Friday 27th July.   Visiting Foynes Museum with light lunch Boyces Gardens and the Bridewell, tea & scones served. Book with Maureen at 49365 or Ita at 49134. Senior Citizens meeting was held 16th July at 7.30pm.
 I.C.A. Annual Outing – visiting Cobh Heritage Centre and the Titanic Museum is on Friday 24th August. Details from Eileen Roche at 087 6679943.

PUBLIC Meeting will be held on Friday night at 9pm in the Marian Hall to form a committee to maintain the three graveyards in the Parish. 

SEISIUN on Wednesday night at 9pm at the Arms Hotel and Thursday night at Templeglantine.

SEANCHAI in Listowel have live performances every Wed, Thurs. and Fri. at noon and 2pm.
Cross roads dancing at Finuge every Friday Night in July and Aug.

ST JOHN’S: July 18th, play on father –daughter relationships called Thanks Dad; Fri 20th A Evening with Liam O Maonlai; Wed 25th Comedy called Bouncers, more from 068 22566.

SCATTERY Island boat July 28th at 9.30 and Sunday 2nd Sept at 3pm, details from 087 9888 508.

REEK Sunday 29th July.

LOUGH Derg  pilgrimage  on July 27th-29th next. Contact Peg on 068-31232.

HARNETT Family Reunion takes place in Abbeyfeale from 20th to the 22nd July, contact 087-2500929.

HOSPICE Fundraiser, Country and Western night at the Railway Bar on July 21st.

SPINA Bifida information meeting will be held at the Arms Hotel on  July 18th at 7pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 13th July. Jackpot €4,400 Numbers Drawn were 10-12-15 and 17 No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to the following; Kathleen Carmody, Kilmorna; Sandra Clancy, Knockanure; Walsh Family, Knockanure; John Barry, School Road; Mary T Buckley, Moyvane; Arron Whyte, Lisaniskea; Bar Prize James Sheehy.
This Weeks Jackpot is €4,500.

CONGRATULATIONS to local girl  Margaret Stackpoole who won a  silver medal  the Limerick County  Athletic Games in Mungret.

BEST Wishes to Patrick Finucane of Moyvane who is off to Canada.

BOOK on the origin of the Irish language by Paddy Fitzgibbons, called The Road to Gortadrislig is now available.

LOCAL Woman Mairead Sharry O Connor following her success with her one woman show in Galway, is returning home to write another play.  

FLEADH Cheoil na Mumhan 2012 will be held in Dungarvan,  on the weekend of July 20,21 and 22nd. Best wishes to local contestants.

SET Dancing Club will hold a set dancing Céilí at the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale on Friday night July 20th. Music by Mountain Road.

CLOTHES: Kingdom Care, want Old, Worn or Torn Clothes, Bags, Shoes, Belts, Bedding, Towels, Curtains, Quilts, Pillows or Cushions would be gratefully appreciated.  Collection Point Moyvane Church Car Park on Saturday 21st July from 9am until 3.30pm.

GROW’s 12-step programme of support, friendship and recovery may help you.  Meetings are held every Wednesday night at CDP Centre, Rock St at 7.30pm,  check website at or phone 0214277520

PRIESTS;  Bishop Bill Murphy extends an  invitation to the annual dinner for priests who are home from abroad which will  be held in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Tuesday, August 7th at 6.30pm.  An invitation is also extended to priests who have retired from abroad and are now living in Ireland.  Please contact 064 6631168 not later than 12 noon on Friday, July 27th if you wish to attend.

KNOCK:   on Monday, August 13th bus leaving Tralee at 7.30am for the visit of  Sr. Briege McKenna, details from 066 7180123 .

DEATH took place on July 6, 2012  of Joseph O Keeffe of Asdee, he is survived by his wife Helena Shine, daughters Helen and Marie, sons Sean and Donie, sister Maureen Carr, brother Sean, aunt Madgie, his brother Fr. Con. O’Keeffe predeceased him . Requiem Mass for Joseph O Keeffe was celebrated on July 9th at St Mary’s Church, Asdee by Fr O Connor, Fr O Connell, Fr Moore and Fr Madigan. Joseph was laid to rest in the family grave at Kilconly Cemetery. Joseph O Keeffe was born 81 years ago to Jack O Keeffe a native Kilmorna and his wife Mini Gilhooley whose people came from the North of the Country.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Sweeney, Patrick O Flaherty, Paudie Scanlon, Fr John B Cunningham, Mary Dee, Margaret Flaherty,  Sean O Connor, Delia Stack, Sr. Declan Murphy, Mary Wren, Mass on Fri. 20th at 7.30pm in Knockanure or Joan Keane, Month’s Mind; Mass on Sat. 21st  at 7.30pm    for Charles, Mary & Fr. Chris Finan; Mass on Sun.    22nd     at10.00am     in Knockanure for    Ellen Scanlon.

CHURCH News; Cemetery Masses, Ahavoher on 6th August at 7.30pm; Old Knockanure on 7th August at 7.30pm
Murhur on 8th August at 7.30pm. Weather permitting.
Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass.
Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm,  Everyone welcome.
Adoration    Moyvane    Sun.    4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Readers: Vigil, John Corbett; 11.00am    Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure Sunday 22nd July, Patricia & Andrew Rogan

ST GALL: This year the Abbey of St Gallen in Switzerland is celebrating the 1400th anniversary of the arrival of St Gall in the region in 612 AD.  St Gallen is situated between the Swiss Alps and Lake Constance.  St Gall was one of the twelve companions who accompanied St Columbanus on his mission to the Continent from Ireland.  After his death around 646 AD, a small church was erected which developed into the Abbey of St Gall in the city of St Gallen.  This later devloped into one of the largest Benedictine Abbeys in Europe. 
Details of trip to the Abbey of St Gallen, 066 7131328. 

ESCAPE: June 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of  Alcatraz jail break.  On June 11, 1962, four men – Frank Morris, brothers John and Clarence Anglin and Allen West – took part in what became known as The Great Escape from Alcatraz.

GREAT Workers; Fr Stan Brennan, Irish priest who received accolade from Emperor of Japan, dies
Wednesday, July 11th 2012
Tributes have been paid to an Irish priest who after he passed away this week after a long illness and was one of only eight people in the world to receive a prestigious honour from the Emperor of Japan.
Just last month Roscommon born Fr Stan Brennan received the 6th class Grand Order Award of the Rising Sun Silver and Gold rays for his work in the South African City of Boksburg where he was dedicated to the development of social welfare and the preservation of the environment. 
The accolade is awarded by the Japanese Monarch for exceptional service internationally.  The Franciscan priest had been working in Boksburg since 1965 where he had established projects on education, drug and alcohol abuse, AIDS, childcare and domestic abuse.
Born Seamus Brennan, Fr Stan was born in the village of Fuerty in County Roscommon in 1929.  At an early age, Fr Stan dedicated his life to work on the missions in South Africa and arrived in Boksburg in South Africa in 1957 after studying in Rome. 
His first post was as spiritual Director of the Diocesan Seminary in Boksburg and he was later to work in Rieger Park as parish priest of Saint Francis Church.  His greatest work will always be synonymous with helping AIDS victims. 
As a Franciscan, he personally took up the challenge and drew symbolism with the story of St Francis of Assisi who dismounted his donkey to assist a leper and confront the general fear people have towards the disease with human kindness.  In 1992 with Fr Stan’s help Sr Francis Care Centre in Boksburg opened its doors after a lengthily legal battle. 
The clinic prospered and is now funded by George Bush’s PEPFAR programme.  St Francis Care Centre administers essential daily ARV treatment to 4,000 people.
As well as his work for AIDS victims, Fr Stan was also involved in education and helped fundraise to build Africa’s largest second-level education college and technical skills centre. 
Saint Anthony’s College has 5,000 enrolled in its classes every day and its technical skills training college a further 600 who are obtaining a 45-day crash course in the fundamental skills required in sectors like welding, plumbing, car mechanics, dress making as well as a host of other practical courses. 
In 2004, he started Mercy Haven, a multi-racial drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Boksburg. 
During his time in the city, he received more than 50 awards and in 2009, he received the Michael Memorial Award for dedicating his life to the uplifting of the poor.
On June 19, last Fr Brennan was too ill to receive his Grand Order award.  His brother Andy travelled from County Wicklow to receive the accolade at the Japanese embassy. 
His funeral will take place in Boksburg on July 12 and afterwards his remains will be cremated. 
His ashes are to be spread both at St Francis Care Centre and in County Roscommon. 
The South African ANC party will perform a full guard of honour at the funeral ceremony.
by Sean Ryan

NUN: July 2012 Vatican declares Irish Nun Venerable.
Venerable Mother M. Angeline Teresa was born Bridget Teresa McCrory on January 21 1893 in Co Tyrone.  However, when she was just seven years old the family moved from Ireland to Scotland.  At nineteen, she joined the Little Sisters of the Poor and made her novitiate in France.  The Congregation was engaged in the care of the destitute aged.  After profession she was sent to the US.
In 1927, she and six other members of the Little Sisters of the Poor were granted permission by the Vatican to begin a new community that would be focused on care of the aged.  In 1931, the fledgling community affiliated itself to the Order of Carmel and became known as the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.
When she died on January 21 1984, Mother Angeline Teresa’s congregation had blossomed beyond her expectations.  She is remembered for having said, “If you have to fail, let it be on the side of kindness.  Be kinder than kindness itself to old people.”