Knockanure Notes — 18th May, 2014

MASS: Students Exam Mass: A special Mass will be offered for “Your” Intentions on Friday May 23rd at 7.30pm.  To be part of this celebration you are invited to do a Reading, a Prayer of the Faithful, Bring up gifts.  Write and place your petitions in box provided at rear of Church, which will be brought to the Altar for Mass  A candle will be lit for those intentions before Mass.

PADRE PIO MASS: will take place  Thursday 22nd May at 7.00p.m.  Beginning with the Rosary followed by Mass and Benediction. Everybody is welcome.

SCOIL Chorp Chríost:  Congratulations to the following pupils who received the Sacrament Of First Holy Communion in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on May 10th 2014. Seanie Sweeney, Aisling Doody, Lauramai Leahy, Ciara O’ Sullivan, Sarah Barrett, Nicola Kennelly, & Lucy Keane. Thanks to all who prepared the children for the day and prepared the booklets and the church. Fr Lucid said the Mass and the children sang the hymns with Steven Donegan. Miss McDermott was in charge of the communion class.

DRAMA:  Pupils of the Community Centre drama class had a night to remember on Friday last 16th May, they performed Beauty and the Best, before parents and friends, now that they have started, more is to come.

TRAINING: Ministers of The Eucharist – Please note on 21st May at 8.00 p.m. Training will take place in The Marian Hall.  All Ministers are requested to attend.

SENIOR Citizens Committee Meeting on Tuesday night 20th May at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

FIRST Holy Communion will be celebrated in Moyvane Church  on Saturday 31st May at 11.30am.

OPEN DAY: Teagasc are having an open day on May 22nd at the farm of John Leahy, Athea.

COUNTRY LIFE in Tourlough Park, Castlebar expect 20,000 at their open day 24th and 25th May 2014.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2014: The first pilgrimage will take place over the June weekend Saturday, May 31 to Monday, June 2. Bookings 087 3966399 (9-6pm).

WRITERS WEEK runs from May 28th to 1st June, Kay Caball Moloney will launch her book at the Boys School Listowel on May 31st at 2pm.

BEALTAINE – CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP AT LISTOWEL LIBRARY To celebrate Bealtaine, Listowel Library will host a creative writing workshop for adults facilitated by Victoria Kennefick .  The session will take place on Wednesday, May 21st, from 2.30pm to 4pm and is free of charge.  Please telephone the library on 068-23044, or email on [email protected] , to reserve a place.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS ON TUESDAY MAY 20th at 7.30pm in Lixnaw..
Witness given by John Flynn, Limerick.

BALLYSEEDY WOOD DAWN CHORUS gathering was held at the woods at 4.15am on Sunday, May 18th.

 DEATH took place on 8th May 2014 of Jeremiah McCarthy, Gurtdromasillihy, Moyvane, son of the late Jerry, survived by his mother Bridie, brothers David and Kieran, sisters Leesha, Noelette, and Breda, his fiancée Emmeline, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Jeremiah McCarthy was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on May 12th. by Fr Lucid assisted by Fr Walsh and Fr McNamara, Claire Keane sang the hymns and Colm  and Brian Foley nephews played Irish Airs after mass. Jeremiah was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery Mass, he was born in January 1971 and his sudden passing in the prime of health was a great shock to all who knew him. his fiancée Emmeline Searson paid glowing tribute to Jeremiah after the Mass.

ANNIVERSARIES: Danny Curtin, Mai Quinn, David Kennelly, Maureen O Connor, Con Flaherty, David Dillon, Kathy Barry, Sr. Loretto O Connor, John P McGrath, Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Nora Moloney, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Nancy Ellis, Nancy O Flaherty, Fr Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Bridie Doody, Michael Murphy, Dolores Connolly. Mass on Tues. 20th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore. Mass on Sat. 24th at 7.30pm for Bridget Shiel. Mass on

Sun. 25th at 10.00am for Anna Nancy Flaherty and the 11.00am Mass is for John & the deceased members of the Carmody Family
Mass on Tues. 27th at Knockanure at 7.30pm for Mossie, Hannie & Paddy Fitzgerald and Maureen Moore

CHURCH NEWS: I.C. A: Rosary at the Grotto every Tuesday for the month of May at 7.45pm or after Mass. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00 to 7.00pm and
Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Collectors for month of June: Vigil Philip Kiely & Tom Moloney
11am Ann Marie Sheehan & Ester Foley. Knockanure 10am Mary Fitzgerald.
Readers: Vigil John Corbett & Jimmy Collins, 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor. Knockanure 10.00am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

PRAYER: Afternoon of prayer at Scartaglen Church on Sunday May 25th at 2.30pm.

FINUGE  ROSARY  will be said at Finuge Grotto on Thursday at 8pm.

RETIREMENT: Listowel Parish Sacristan for the past 29 years is retiring on the last weekend of May, Billy Moloney. and his all family have served our Parish well. Night for Billy will be held on June 13th in the Ballroom of Listowel Arms, open to everyone to attend. It will begin with Mass at 8.00 p.m. followed by light refreshments and some music.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st May from 6 to 9pm each evening. 3000 unity of blood are required every week. 1,000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life.

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION – CLIEVERAGH –  GARDEN FÉTE   Sunday   May 25th (1pm-5 pm).  Open invitation is extended to the public to attend a Garden Fete at the Kerry Parents & Friends Centre . There will be live music with the band HEART & SOUL, GARTH BROOKS “Fancy Dress Theme”, Scarecrow Competition & lots of special offers at our garden Centre, Raffles & prizes galore,  Light refreshments, Kids entertainment.  Scarecrow Competition! Enquiries to (068) 22977.

FARMER of the YEAR; . Forms are available from Macra na Feirme national office by phoning 01-426 8900, from your local IFA or FBD offices and for download on and The closing date for applications and nominations is May 30th.

LISTOWEL RAMBLING HOUSE will take place in the Seanchaí Literary Centre, The Square on Thursday May 22nd from 9.15 pm, all welcome.

RAMBLING HOUSE IN KNOCKALOUGHA will be open on the 3rd. Tuesday of each month. The next night Tuesday, May 20th 2014.

EXTENSION OF ALZHEIMER’S DAYCARE RESPITE SERVICE based in Listowel Family Resource Centre will extend its service to three days per week. please contact Bridie Mulvihill Community Development Co-ordinator at Listowel Family Resource Centre on 068-23584/086-8556431.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes June 2014.

FREE PHONE NUMBER LAUNCHED: A new free phone number has been launched last Tuesday for the Samaritans in Ireland. It is 116123.

PASTORAL MINISTRY COURSE 2013/2014, graduates will gather on Tuesday night May 27th at the Earl of Desmond, Tralee where they will be presented with their certs by Bishop Ray Browne.

THOUGHT: “The man of leadership calibre will work while others waste time, study while others sleep, pray while others play. There will be no place for loose or lazy habits in word or thought, deed or dress. He will observe a soldierly discipline, diet and deportment, so that he may wage a good warfare”. J. Oswald Sanders.

SCHOOL: Julianne Hadden is an Irishwoman living in Britain and she has just released a book that may be of interest to parents and teachers alike. In her press release she says; “Are our schools in danger of grinding to a halt because of the increasing number of disruptive pupils?” training on how to cope with this. ‘The Jepeca Way’ by Julianne Hadden is published by Filament Publishing Ltd on May 8, 2014 . ISBN – 978-1-910125-02-1 Available in paperback from bookshops, Amazon and direct from the author on

NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY WEEK: Celebrate Ireland’s unique nature and wildlife during National Biodiversity Week May 17-25! Check out the IEN website for information on events happening in the local area.

UGANDA:  The current Miss West Limerick, Nadine Smith from Abbeyfeale, will be travelling to Uganda in July/Aug 2014 as part of Nurture Africa’s 3 week volunteer programme. Nurture Africa works with vulnerable children in Uganda living with or impacted by HIV and AIDs by supporting them with access to education, healthcare and training. Check out Nuture Africa on & . fundraising Afternoon Tea  Dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, June 8 with dancing to the Sheamus Sheehy Band.

KEANE article in the Independent recently referred to man who attended his own wake, the man in question was Paddy Joe Keane son of Dan Keane of Kilmorna, Knockanure. He arranged his wake as he was expecting death and wanted to meet all his friends before he died.

ABBEYFEALE Parish Council Project is divided into two section.

The first being an information brochure to highlight organisation and events in our parish. The second a larger project Abbeyfeale Parish life and culture past and present. In order to get the brochure done we need each organisation in the parish to send in a short synopsis of what the organisation does, where it is held, when, time, dates and contact details. If you have any interesting old photo’s or information for the second project contact

[email protected]

KERRYMAN 25th April 1964

Knockanure Church opening , Foundation work had been done voluntary. Church of Corpus Christi in the Diocese of Kerry was blessed and dedicated on Tuesday by His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Denis Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry. Church designed by Michael Scott and Partners of Dublin, built of bricks, concrete and glass. The church was to have been opened last year, but a defect in the building, had to be remedied causing a delay. Two load bearing side wall of brick, with a flat roof of t beams of concrete for a roof, the front and rear wall are of glass, no plastering and is maintenances free.

The design was submitted two years ago at the Salsburg Churchyard Exhibition. The screen inside the front door is a carving in teak of the Last Supper by Oisin Kelly. The Arts Council gave assistance towards it. The stations of the cross are tapestries by Leslie McWeeney, The Altar and sanctuary floor are of limestone and the church has underfloor heating.  The lights are recessed between the beams. It cost nearly £23,000. The platform around the church was supplied by locals using about 200 tractor loads of stones. Carpark also provided and will be tar macadamised later.

Present on Tuesday was Fr Donal O Sullivan S.J. Director of the Arts Council of Ireland, who praised the modern church. Mass was celebrated by Fr Pat Ahern, CC Tralee, Fr Austin O Callaghan CC Beaufort, Deacon; Fr Michael Leahy, CC Killarney sub-deacon and Fr John Shine CC Killarney , Master of ceremonies, all natives of the parish. Dr. Moynihan presided and the assistants were, Fr. Peter Canon O Sullivan PP, V.F. Listowel. Fr Patrick Canon Lynch PP, V.F, Dingle, who while Parish Priest of Moyvane laid plans for the erection of the church.  The church can accommodate 280 people, was packed and the choir was under Mrs Thomas O Callaghan NT. Other clergy present were, Fr John Scanlon, PP Tousist; Fr E McElligott, St Patrick’s, Killorglin. Fr John O Keeffe, Bishops Secretary. Fr James Kissane, St Brendan’s Seminary. Fr John Galvin CC, Dromtariffe. The Parish Priest of Moyvane, Fr Denis Mangan and the Curate Fr Daniel Griffin. The special sermon was preached by Fr Patrick McCarthy , C.C. Tralee. Two oldest attending were 84 year old Mrs Nora O Connell of Lisaniskea and 80 year old Mr Edmond Sweeney of Moyvane.

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