Knockanure Notes — 19th April, 2015

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday 23rd April  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction. Devotions in Lixnaw on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting a concert in aid of Kerry Hospice called “Voices for Hospice” in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Seán Slemon, World Irish Dancing Champion 2015 In Montreal, his sister Leah also competed in the competition.

GREAT excitement in the locality with the news that Gerard Barrett  has again made headlines with his latest film Glassland.

CEILI at Clounmacon Community Centre Friday 24th April at  9.30 p.m.  Music by Bhrain Uí Ceílí band.

DAFFODIL DAY 2015 was a great success. Communities in Moyvane, Ballyduff, Causeway, Ballybunion and Listowel raised €22,900.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan’s College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015.

KNOCK: The first official Pilgrimage to the newly refurbished Basilica will take place on Sunday the 26th of April, 2015..

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Dreams Weekend with Fr Eugene McCaffrey OCarm. Friday 1st May 7pm to Sunday 3rd May 2pm,  Booking: 066-7134276.

ANNIVERSARIES: Madge Heany, Dan Keane, Mary Murphy, Jimmy Crowley, Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Mai Liston, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Nora Kelly, Sr. Vivian Nolan.
Mass on Tues. 21st at 8.00pm at Knockanure for Sister Elena Goulding. Mass on Wed. 22nd at 7.30pm Jim Cunningham & the deceased members of the Cunningham Family. Mass on Fri. 24th     Knockanure at 7.30pm for Laurence & Ellen Collins. Mass on Sat.    25th at 7.30pm for Nora Brosnan & the deceased members of the
Joy Family.

DEATH: Mary (Mai) Quinn (née Hanrahan) of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, died on 12th April 2015 in her 99th year in Listowel Hospital.  Wife of the late Dan and mother of the late Nora. Survived by sons Mattie and John Joe, daughters Eileen and Bridget, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Requiem mass for Mai Quinn was celebrated in Moyvane Church the 15th of April, followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery.

DEATH of Nell Heffernan (née Wallace) ofBallydonoghue, Tarbert, formerly of Tullaleague, Glin. Survived by her husband John, son Maurice, daughters Noreen and Mary, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Nell Heffernan was celebrated on Monday April 20th St Mary’s Church, Tarbert. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s New Cemetery.

DEATH took place on 19th April 2015 of Kit CULHANE (née Barrett)
Ballinruane, Kilmeedy. Born at  Moher,Moyvane. Survived by son Joe, daughter Mary, son-in-law Tom, grandchildren Sharon & Finbar and Sharon’s husband Rory. Requiem Mass on Tuesday April St.Ita’s Church, Kilmeedy, followed by burial in Reilig Naofa Cemetery Feenagh.

DEATH: Sister Elena Goulding, OSF, 81, died in Assisi House in Aston, Pennsylvania, on April 7. Cause of death was cardiopulmonary collapse. Sr. Elena Goulding had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Sister Elena (Bridget Philomena Goulding) was born in Knockanure, County Kerry, Ireland. She earned a B.A. in English from Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She ministered primarily in education, prison ministry, and eldercare. In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, she taught at Immaculate Conception School, Towson; St. Stephen School, Bradshaw; Fr. Charles Hall Middle School, and St. Frances Academy and served as a prison chaplain at the Women’s Detention Center. Sr. Elena also ministered in Delaware; Washington, DC; South Carolina; and Ireland. All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Tuesday, April 14. A Christian Wake Service was held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. Followed by burial in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Elena is survived by two sisters: Mary Clancy and Patricia Danaher; two brothers: Christy Goulding and Michael Goulding; her nieces and nephews, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.

READERS: Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill and 11am Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

REDEMPTORIST Rector Fr Adrian Egan has stepped down after seven years, he has just completed his two terms in office. Fr Enright the new rector has many relations in our parish.

MILITARY Tattoo in Listowel from May 1st to 3rd.
Anyone wishing to include names of deceased family members who died in W.W.1 and W.W.11 and other wars to be mentioned at a special mass on Sunday 3rd May submit names to Parish Office, Listowel.

STAGE: St. John of God’s Kerry Services stage ‘I have a Dream’ in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday  21st April and Wednesday 22nd April.  A show of song, music and acting. More from  Phone 066 7123055.

IRELAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Transition Kerry and Kerry One World Centre invite you to a screening of Trócaire’s film “Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change”. Wednesday April 29th in the Kerry County Museum, Ashe Street at 7.30pm. Admission Free.

LOUGH DERG one day retreats for May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24 & 25th. Contact 0719861518.

BOWEL CANCER AND STOMACH CARE AWARENESS: on Monday 20th April 2015 from 7pm to 9.30pm at The Carlton Hotel Tralee, Kerry General Hospital will be hosting a free public information beginning at 7pm sharp. All are welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 22nd The Assassination of Brian Boru, presented by New Theatre, Dublin. Exhibition by adult education class in the Community College Listowel, runs from 24th to 30th April. Art exhibition by Catherine Shanahan ends on the 24th.

STARS:  25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope is on 24th April 2015.

PIETA House Darkness into Light 5k   Walk/Run will take place in Newcastlewest on 9th May start 4.15am.  

COMMEMORATION FOR TIMOTHY O’NEILL LANE: The Commemoration will take place on Saturday, May 9th with the Blessing of the ancestral grave in Brosna,  at 3.00pm.  Unveiling of a display table will take place in Templeglantine , followed by reception in Halla Inse Bháin afterwards.

FREE: Meditation for Wellbeing  Free of charge. Starts Monday  20th April 2015  from 7.30pm  to 8.30pm for 6 weeks in An Cliabhan at  the back of Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Sept 23rd to 30th. Flights ex Cork. Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan, Group Leader: Maura Harksen. Further information from 066 7185940 .

KNOCK SHRINE: Mass for Ireland. Coach to Knock on Saturday April 25th. Mass at 3pm. Celebrant Fr. John Mockler. Contact 087 4418482 or John O’Shea on 066 7180123 .

KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting a concert in aid of Kerry Hospice called “Voices for Hospice” in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm.

‘BLASKET SHIPWRECKS’ A lecture entitled ‘Blasket Shipwrecks’ by Micheál de Mórdha, Director Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, will take place in Killarney Library, on Tuesday 21st April at 7.30pm. All are welcome.  

LOCAL MAN: Gerard Barrett Date of Birth 5 July 1987, Knockanure,  Kerry, Ireland. Was on Late Late Show on April 10th 2015 promoting his latest film ‘Glassland’  in cinemas from April 17th 2015
After school Barrett attended Tralee IT where he studied Film, TV and Media. Also worked and trained in Radio with Kerry Radio.
Barrett won the IFTA Rising Star Award at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards in Dublin for his debut feature ‘Pilgrim Hill’. Previous winners of the award include Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan.
In 2012 at the age of 24, Barrett’s debut feature film ‘Pilgrim Hill’ premiered at the Galway International Film Festival in Ireland and immediately garnered critical acclaim, with critics calling the film “a masterful debut from a first time filmmaker”. He won the Bingham Ray Best New Irish Talent Award at the Festival and the film won the Irish Times Best Film of the Festival. The film was then personally selected by Tom Luddy to have it’s World Premiere at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Barrett was also selected as the Great Expectation at the Festival, an honour bestowed to such filmmakers as Alexander Payne.
In January 2014, Barrett shot his second feature film ‘Glassland’ in Dublin, starring Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni Collette. ‘Glassland’ had it’s Irish premiere in July 2014 at the Galway International Film Festival and won Best Film garnering unanimous critical acclaim. Taken from IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Cuzzocrea
Just before Gerard Barrett’s  film Glassland competed in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance. His next job is from Denver & Delilah Films and Foundation Features to write and direct a drama based on Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness. Dakota Fanning is set to star as Cahalan in a drama that details a young woman’s terrifying descent into insanity.

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