Knockanure Notes — 15th March, 2015

MASS at Clounmacon Community Centre for Margaret Halpin on Friday march 20th at 7.30pm. Margaret was sister of Ciss Dore.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC at the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday March 19th from 6 – 9pm.    

WL102FM:  The station is having a fundraising race night on Friday, March 20 in Cleary’s Bar, Newcastle West. The main reason for this fundraiser is to raise funds for the upgrade of the transmission equipment in Abbeyfeale.

DAFFODIL DAY  2015 takes place On Friday 27th March. We would appreciate continued support from all of those that helped out last year. Please Contact Noreen Queally, Chairperson, 087 1946936.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: Thursday 19th March from 6 to 9 p.m. in Community  Centre, Ballybunon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Kinnane, Dan Joe Murphy, Johnny Stack, Ned Leahy, Noel Mulvihill, Mairead Lyons, Margaret Mulvihill, John Flaherty, Margaret O Connor, Margaret Hanrahan, Mary White, Joe Collins, Elizabeth Buckley, Anna Flaherty, Mass on Tues.17th St. Patrick’s Day 10.00am  for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty and 11.00am        For the People of the Parish. Mass on Wed. 18th  at 7.30pm for        Paddy Hughes. Mass on Fri. 20th     Knockanure  7.30pm for Ellen Enright. Mass on Sun. 22nd  at 10.00am for Tim & Hanna Leahy.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Annie Coulson,
11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan. Mass on Mon. 16th  at 7.30pm  Vigil for St. Patrick’s Day . Mass Tuesday 17th March, The Feast Day of St. Patrick is a Holyday of Obligation.  Holy Mass at the usual times.

Diocesan Collection on 14th & 15th March for Emigrant Services.

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on 16th March at 8.15pm in the Presbytery. Stations of The Cross on Thursday Evenings at 7.30pm or after Mass.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw 7.30pm on Wednesday.  Witness by Joe Flynn .

CONGRATULATIONS  to the pupils from Murhur National School, Moyvane who competed in Knocknagoshel recently.   Solo Singer, Ballad Group and Set Dancers, all go through to the County Finals of Scor na bPaisti on Sunday 22nd March in Killarney.

PARADE in Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day from the Convent at 4pm and proceed down Main Street to The Square. It will be led by the Rathkeale Brass Band.

HOLLY’S Store in Moyvane had a special opening day last week, Radio Kerry was there and Knockanure school children were interviewed.

RAMBLING House at Seanchai, Listowel on St Patrick’s Day from 3 to 6pm.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY ANNUAL PARADE organised by Glór na nGael, in Listowel will start this at 12.30pm. You are requested to keep the Square free of cars from 11.30am. to 2.30pm, avoid driving through the Town between 12pm. & 2pm.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING  Tuesday 17th March from 11am. – 3pm. at Nora Mulvihill’s House, 31 Church Street.

COURSING in Duagh on Sunday March 22nd.

HAPPY 21st birthday to Rachel Barrett of Kilmorna.

FINUGE RAMBLING House Friday at 9pm.  At the Thatch Cottage, Finuge.

EDUCATION: Stephen Goulding, Deputy Principal of North Kerry College of Further Education formerly Listowel Community College is holding an Open Day, on Wednesday, 25th March from 2pm-6pm or ring the school 06821023for further details.

THOUGHT: I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King Jr.

ST JOHN’S: 24th to 29th March, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, presented by Listowel Drama Group. Details from 068 22566.

GLORACH NOTES: Sam Cree play, performances will take place on March 21 and 22. Curtains up at 8pm each night at the Glórach Theatre.

BISHOP: March 23 2015, Lenten Talk Dr. Brendan Leahy DD, Bishop of Limerick (as Gaeilge) – “Aifreann Dé agus an Chlann” in Séipéal Caitlín, Fionn Trá. 7.30 all are welcome!

STROKE: Senior Kerry Stroke Support Group meet the last Friday of each month in Baile Mhuire Care Centre, Tralee, from 11.30am to 1.15pm.   All welcome.

MOTHERS; While we honour all our mothers with words of love and praise.  While we tell about their goodness and their kind and loving ways.  We need think of Grandmothers as she is a mother too, you see …..For she mothered your dear mother as your mother mothers you.   Author Unknown

ADARE: “€5.2m has been spent already on planning a bypass for Adare without a shovel of earth being turned. Twenty-five years ago, when the bypass was first being discussed, €5.2m would have done it,” Reports Dan Neville TD.

FREE Genealogy Day; This event began three years ago to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Methodists being in Limerick city and  the 300th anniversary of the Presbyterians, It was held at Christ  Church 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick on March 14th 2015.

GUILLOTINE of French Revolution; In August 1790 the Revolutionary Directors entered the Carmel to make the required inventory.  They returned the next day with armed guards and proceeded to question each sister to see if any of them were being held against their will. Every one of them stated that she wished to remain a Carmelite and seven of them, including Sr. Teresa of St. Augustine said explicitly that they wished to live and die in their religious state.

It was also clear that they had monarchist sympathies and opposed the Revolution. They spent the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in prison and the next day they were taken to the Revolutionary Tribunal to be tried.  of the 35 prisoners tried in the ‘Courtroom of Freedom’ that day 30 were condemned, including the sixteen Carmelites. On their last journey from the prison to the guillotine the nuns sang  Vespers, Compline and the Office for the Dead.  As they entered the Place du Trône and were confronted with the sight of the guillotine high on the scaffold Sr. Teresa began the Te Deum, which was followed by Veni Creator Spiritus. On July 17th 1794 these sixteen nuns died at the guillotine after  having offered their lives for the Church and for France.

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