Knockanure Notes — 17th January, 2024

DRIVER: Knockanure Community Centre are currently looking for a driver/2 drivers to deliver the Meals on Wheels. Monday and Wednesday from 11.30-2.30ish, roughly 3 hours p/day. This would be voluntary, as we are a non-profit organisation. Help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact 068-49799.

MEALS: Did you know that you can have meals delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Knockanure Community Centre, for more information contact Centre on 068-49799 or Mary on 087-6328104.

PARISH Office: Weds.10.00am-12.00noon, Thurs. & Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm, Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Web: 2nd Collection at Masses weekend 20th & 21st Jan. for the Needs of the Holy Land.

MISSION: Diocesan Mission 2024, Hope Alive! will take place from Sun. Jan 21st – Weds. Jan 24th. Each day, you are invited to join in the Mission Talk, Prayer, Mass, Prayer Petition and Family Time. Speakers include Adi Roche, CEO of Chernobyl Children Ireland on Welcoming the Stranger. Dr Michael Conway teaches Faith and Culture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth will speak on Church in Today’s World. Dr Keith Gaynor, clinical pyschologist and parent will speak on Wellbeing, and Jane Mellett, Trócaire will speak on Seeds of Hope. To participate please register on,

Engaging Young People in Our Parishes – You are invited to join us online via zoom on Weds. 17th January at 7.30pm, to further explore our conversation to progress this work. Register on for the link to join.

The meeting is aimed at adults who have a heart for young people, those who have previously worked with youth in parish life or those who may be interested in engaging with young people in parish life now.

DEATH of Father Tom Relihan, late of Kilcara, Foildarrig, Duagh and California. Funeral for Fr.Tom Relihan took place in California. Fr. Tom celebrated his 100th birthday last May.

Father Thomas J. Relihan, a priest of the Diocese of Sacramento for more than 76 years, died on Jan. 6 in Ione. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living priest of the diocese. He celebrated his 100th birthday on May 11, 2023. A vigil service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Mission Church at 20 Relihan Dr. in Ione. The vigil will follow at 6 p.m.

Bishop Jaime Soto presided at a funeral Mass, with Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand as concelebrant, on Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Katharine Drexel Church at 11361 Prospect Dr. in Martell. A reception followed the Mass. The burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery in Ione.

DEATH of Nora (Norry) Hartney, (Nee O’Connor), Carmel, New York and formerly of The Lane, Upper Athea, on the 3rd January, 2024. Predeceased by her husband Michael Hartney, late of Kildimo. Mother to Michael and his wife Anne Marie, Kevin and his wife Eileen and Mary, grandmother to Lauren, Kayla and Fiona. Predeceased by her parents Jer O’Connor and Bridget O’Connor (Nee McMahon), her brothers Patrick and his wife Maisie in New York, Mike and his wife Phyllis, Joe, Martin and his wife Marie, sister Mary and her husband Dan (All in Ireland). Survived by her sister-in-law Mary and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, 12th January, 2024 at St. James the Apostle Church in Carmel, N.Y. Burial at Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel, N.Y.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mairead McDermott, Hannah Stack, Mary Collins, Jackie Walsh, Teddy Dore, Canon Michael O Doherty, Danny Hannon, John Carmody, Fr. Michael Buckley, Michael Walsh, Mary Barry, Paddy Ryan, Mary Nolan, Tom Mulvihill, Denis Moore,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.13th Jan.’24- Moyvane for Johnny Quinn (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle at 7.30pm;

Sun.14th Jan.’24- Knockanure for Michelle Foley & grandfather Michael Keane & uncle Tim Keane (Aniv.’s) at 9.30am, Mass Moyvane for Dick & Donal Cunningham and Breda & Andrew Thomas (Aniv.’s) at 11.00am; Tues.16th Jan.’24-Moyvane for John Gregg (Aniv.) & deceased members of the Gregg and Hanrahan families at 10.00am; Weds.17th Jan.’24 –Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.18th Jan.’24- Moyvane for Ned Moore (Aniv.) Glenalappa at 10.00am; Fri.19th Jan.’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.20th Jan.’24- Moyvane for John Moloney (3rd Aniv.) & his parents Mick and Mary Moloney at 7.30pm; Sun.21st Jan.’24 – Knockanure for Irene O’Keeffe (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane a Special Intention at 11.00am.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ted Hunt of Athea, who recently received the Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour.

Congratulations to Gerard MacElligott on coming 2nd in the Irish Senior Chess Championships recently. Gerard has many local connections.

BEST Wishes to Marie Deenihan of Ballybunion and Tim Leahy of Kilmorna who were recently married. Best Wishes also to Jacinta Sheehy of Athea and John Cunningham of Newcastlewest on their marriage.

Best wishes to Dienna Ferris and Gerald Scanlon of Moyvane who recently announced their engagement.

CHRISTENED in Moyvane church recently was baby Saorlaith, daughter of Sean and Deborah O’Mahony of Coolaclarig. Christened in Listowel recently was Baby Mia, daughter of Ian Stackpoole and Marguerite Corridan of Listowel.

HAPPY retirement to Mairead Moore who recently retired from Scoil Mhathair De, Abbeyfeale.

BT Young Scientist Exhibition; the following local projects have qualified for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, 10-13 January 2024. Kerry -Tarbert Comprehensive School- CPR Pedal Chest Compression Device Mark II -Technology – Group; Presentation Secondary School Listowel- Does the menstrual cycle affect 13-14 year old girls concentration levels at school- Health & Wellbeing- Group; Presentation Secondary School Listowel- Would people move to an island if given the necessities? – Social & Behavioural Sciences- Group.

TEA DANCE in Asdee Community Centre on Sunday, February 4 fro 2.30 – 5.30pm. – Fundraiser in aid of Cenacolo Community, Knock. A community of people with addiction. Prizes and Raffle. Prizes include – Return trip to Medjugorje for 1 person in 2024. Overnight stay for 2 people & evening meal in Adare Manor. B. & B. for 2 people at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare. Raffle will take place at the Tea Dance.

Adult Social Dance Classes: in Tarbert Community Centre Starting Thursday 25th January 7pm till 9pm. All levels of Dancers. If interested text 087 1829702.

DANCING CLASSES FOR ADULTS commencing on Mon. 15th Jan. Beginners – 7.00 – 8.00pm., Advanced – 8.00 – 9.00pm. in the Plaza Hall, Listowel. For Bookings – contact 0877541631.

PARKRUN in Listowel takes place every Saturday morning from 9:30am.

BUS: Currently there are in excess of 150 regular bus routes operating all over Kerry under the management of TFI Local Link Kerry. You can contact 066 7147002 or emailing bookings

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