Knockanure Notes — 19th March, 2017

ALERT: Knockanure Community Alert:  A log book to record all your valuables and serial numbers is available.  In the event of your home being entered and items stolen this logbook will be useful to the Gardai to trace any items stolen from your home through their pulse system. Keep it in a safe place.  Further information contact Secretary Margaret 087 2976304 or Danny 0876863726.

EUCHARIST ADORATION 24 Hour Reconciliation & Adoration with the Friars of Moyross on the 24th & 25th March in Listowel Church. If you want to spend an hour, day or night, please sign chart in church.

PADRE Pio Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

The witness for March the 21st will be given by Ted Moynihan from Tralee.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; No winner of the €2300 jackpot, draw was held on Thursday night the 16th of March 2017. Numbers drawn were 5, 10, 14, 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were: 1. John Murphy, Brosna; 2. Eddie Flaherty, Moyvane Bingo; 3. E & A Harley, c/o John Barry; 4.Ann & Richard O’Connor, Keylod,; 5. Monica Keane, Greenville, Listowel. Next draw to be held on Friday 24th March.

DEATH took place of Fr. Stephen (Steve) Kennelly (Lislaughtin, Ballylongford, on Friday 10th of March 2017. Survived by sister Mai, brothers David, Pat and Eddie and sister-in-laws Mary and Noreen, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and neighbours. Requiem Mass at Ballylongford Church for Fr. Stephen Kennelly on Tuesday morning, March 14th, at 11am and burial afterwards in the church grounds.

DEATH has taken place of Most Rev. Eamonn Casey, Galway on 13th March 2017.

Bishop Emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh. Survived by his son Peter, his brother, Fr. Michael (Perth), sister, Ita (Furlong), sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and their extended families, Most Rev. Martin Drennan, Bishop Emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh, Canon Michael McLoughlin, Diocesan Administrator and the clergy, religious and faithful people of the Dioceses of Limerick, Kerry, Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. Eamonn Casey was born 1927, son of John Casey and Helena Shanahan, Ordained 1951, Curate in Limerick, Chaplain in Slough, Founder of Catholic housing Agency, Retreat Master, Trustee of Shelter, Founder of Marian Employment Agency . In Oct. ’72 he chaired discussion on mental health in Killarney, Buchanan Report in April ’73, he made a wide ranging statement on it.  Also in ’73 he made a Peace Pilgrimage to Mount Brandon. At Comhaltas dinner in Feb. ‘74 he commended them for the handling of the Fleadh in Listowel. In April 1976 he was utterly disappointed at Irish government refusal to give assistance to newly arrived emigrants to England. His involvement with Trocaire and clash with American government, there can be little doubt that the F.B.I, were not sleeping.

SYMPATHY:  To the family and relatives of Jimmy Windle, late of Aughrim, whose funeral took place in Chicago last Thursday.  Mass for the happy repose of his soul will be celebrated in Moyvane Church this coming Monday evening at 7.30pm. Death of Paula Kavanagh (nee Carmody) of 22 College Square, Kilkenny City, and late Derry, Listowel whose funeral took place on 14th March 2017.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret O’Connor, Margaret Hanrahan, Mary White, Joe Collins, Willie Shine, Elizabeth Buckley, Anna Flaherty, Michael Holly, Peg O’Mahony, Michael O’Connor, Kitty Shine , Hannah Moloney, Mairead O’Connor, Willie Moore, Liam Keane Stack, John Michael Hanrahan, Ellen Fitzgerald, Nora Walsh, Mass Moyvane; Mon 20th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Mass for Jimmy Windle, (Rec Dec). Tues 21st 7.30pm Bishop Eamon Casey (Rec Dec) Wed 22nd 7.30am LENTEN MASS for Sheila Callanen, Co Clare (Get Well). Thurs 23rd 7.30pm for Richard (Richie) Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Months Mind). Fri 24th 7.30pm for Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan. Sat 25th 7.30pm for Bridie Stackpoole. Sun 26th 11.00am for Daniel & Nora Walsh, Moher.

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure Mass; Sun 26th 10.00am for Jack & Betty Goulding.

STATIONS, Moyvane Monday 20th at 7pm. Knockanure, Thurs 23rd at 6.50pm Stations of the Cross (note time)–No Mass.

TALK at Moyvane Church on Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm. Described as a talk with a difference given by Paul Montgomery, he explained the different layers of meaning in the story of the Prodigal Son, using an onion as an illustration. In the end we were all urged to put passed, grudges and imagined slights behind us and not to cling on.

LADY OF FATIMA CENTENNIAL STATUE FOR EUROPE: will visit the Diocese of Kerry on Saturday 25th March. The Alliance of the Two Hearts commissioned six of these Statues which were blessed by Pope Francis in January, one for each continent. Statue at 9.30am St. John’s Church, Tralee.  7.00pm Church of the Resurrection, Killarney.  One of the statues blessed on that day will be brought to Abbeyfeale Church on Friday, March 24.  Mass will be celebrated at 7.00pm, there will be an opportunity for people to come and pray before the Centennial Statue prior to the 7.00pm Mass and for a short while afterwards.

BUS: R60 Moyvane, Tarbert, Ballylongford, Asdee to Listowel. Every Tuesday & Thursday. R61 Moyvane, Athea to Listowel. Every Wednesday. Please ring 066 7147002 for details.

MOTHER’S DAY 26th of March, clocks also go forward one  for Summertime.

CLOTHES: Lenamore National School are holding a fundraising clothes collection on Thursday 23rd March.  Bags of clothes can be dropped to the school any day until then.

SPY: Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten will on Monday announce a plan to use drones in a new crackdown on illegal dumping in rural and disadvantaged areas, the Department of the Environment is expected to spend €10 million on enforcement action.

MEN: Glin Men’s Shed community meeting for Glin and surrounding areas, was held on Thursday 16th March, in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre Telephone (066) 713 4276. The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 22nd and 29th March 7.00pm.

FLEADH Cheoil na hÉireann 2018, is going to Drogheda

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th to 17th May.  Led by Bishop Ray Browne.

HAPPY 90th Birthday to Mary Jo Prendiville, she was a well-known writer of sketches, poetry and acted in many plays.

SCOR NA bPAISTI: Best wishes to the children of Murhur National School, Ballad Group consisting of  Ava Fitzgerald, Rebekah Sheehy, Conor Kissane, Jack O’ Donoghue and Aine Sheehy who will compete in the County Final in Foilmore on March 26th.


RAMBLING House at Knockalougha on March 21st.

HISTORY SOCIETY; A meeting of Listowel & District Historical Society in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Monday, March 20th at 8pm.


Guided holy hour; Saturday 25th March Confessions from 8 to 10 a.m.  Mass at 10.30 a.m.  1 a.m. to 12 Special guided Holy hour.  4.30 p.m. Holy Hour and Healing service.

6.15 p.m.  Closing Vigil Mass with Benediction.    Everyone welcome.

SECONDARY PRESENTATION SCHOOL Pub Quiz Friday 24th March at 8pm. in John B Keane’s Pub. Fundraiser for Parents Council. All Welcome.

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS TAKE NOTE  A chatroom will be starting on Wednesday 22nd March at 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall Upper William St., Listowel. Come for the chat.

MANUAL HANDLING COURSE for further details on either manual handling held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre  on April 18 or Health and Safety on April 28 contact Toni Clarke on 068 23584.

SPRING is here despite the wet weather, Black Thorn, Sally, Plum and primrose are flowering.

WELL-BEING FOR MEN COURSE names are currently being taken for this well-being for men course to commence on Friday March 24 from 10-12.30pm. Further details from Toni on (068 23584).

ATHEA GOLF SOCIETY welcomes new members, first outing Saturday 25th March at Newcastlewest Golf Club. Contact James 087-2371982.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: May 31st to 7th of June. Afternoon flight from Cork to Split Airport.

Spiritual director: Fr. Francis Nolan. Group Leader Maura Harksen. Contact 066 7185940

ST JOHN’S, Listowel: Friday 24th Ledwidge, Poet, Miner, Soldier. Saturday 25th Alice by Theatrix Stage School, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA TIRE-22nd to 25th, Evita, more from 066 7123055.

LECTURE on Tuesday 23 March in Killarney Library on Black ’47 by Dr. Shane Lehane at 7.30pm.

MOYVANE GAA will be hosting ‘Strictly Goes to the Movies’ fundraising event on Sunday 30th April.

FLEADH Cheoil na hÉireann 2018, is going to Drogheda.

KNOCK and Lough Derg bus trip on 6th and 7th May , details from 064 6631095.

ORGANS of 77 people were shared by 280 people, last year.

CANCER: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. In the US, about 221,800 men get diagnosed every year yet only about 27,500 die each year from the disease. Some question traditional, diagnoses methods and  treatments.

PADRE Pio Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from September to June inclusive commencing at 7.30pm with Rosary, Mass and Benediction.  A special feature of our devotion is the witness usually given by a Padre Pio devotee or somebody with a special message or story to share.  The witness for March the 21st will be given by Ted Moynihan from Tralee.  Ted  lives with cancer  and has given almost 27 years of tireless service to the Kerry Hospice Foundation.  Recently he accepted the loftiest of titles from the Kerry Association in Dublin, namely, Kerry Person of the Year, 2017.  Ted and his committee have raised 11.5 million euros since their first fundraising walk in April, 1990.  They have planned a new 15 bed palliative care centre which will be up and running shortly.

MEITHEAL NA MBAN:  All farm and rural women are invited to special seminar in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Tuesday, March 21 which starts at 7.15pm.  All farming and rural dwellers are welcome to help create a voice to represent Munster farming interests.  The seminar is being facilitated by Women in Agriculture, Killarney, New Futures Farming Group Tipperary and Meitheal na Mban Munster.  Guest speakers and light refreshments.  A bus is available on the night from Kerry contact Eileen 087  6932201 or Sheila on 087 2688989.

THOUGHT: When something becomes so important to you that it drives your behaviour and commands your emotions, you are worshipping it. -J.D. Greear.

RATHKEALE AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY:  Professor Judith Devlin willdeliver a talk entitled “1917 – Russia in Revolution” on Friday March 24 at 8.30pm in the Arts Centre,  area office of Limerick City & County Council, Rathkeale. A student of History and French, she spent the 1980s in the Department of Foreign Affairs (including a posting to Gorbachev’s Moscow) and since 1990 she had been in University College Dublin working on modern Russian History.   1917 was a troubled year in Russia – it was performing poorly in World War I, it had two revolutions, the abdication of Nicholas II the last Russian Czar and the rise of the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin. Professor Devlin’s presentation will treat of this remarkable year in Russia’s history. All are welcome. Admission free.

OVER 50’S DANCE PROJECT:  We at Dance Limerick – a non-profit arts organisation, funded by the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council – are setting up a new dance project for people aged over 50, the project is called “Choral Moves”. It begins with a free dance taster session on Thursday, March 30 at 2pm at Dance Limerick, and then runs for six weeks from April 6 – May 14.  Choral Moves follows the great success of a similar project we ran last year called “Here’s Looking at You, Kid”.

Here’s a link to short film about this project, so you can get a sense of what we’re about:

GLÓRACH CONCERT:  Featuring, The Lost Souls, the soulful jazz duo The Mysterious Mr Valentine and the sweet songs of Philip Enright.  Add in Bella Ciao with their powerful ballads, Dinny Keogh with his mix of songs and the radical compositions of Stephen Wall.  The concert takes place at the Glórach Community Theatre on Friday, March 31, with curtains up at 8 pm.  Tickets can be booked at 0871383940 and all are most welcome.

St Patrick’s Day in Listowel was very wet, yet many attended, huddling in any place that gave them some shelter.


DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: The Diocese will take a group of young pilgrims to Taizé in France on Sunday, June 25th The group will return on Sunday, July 2nd 2017. Accommodation will be provided in the Dormitories in Taizé. Cost: €400.00. For more Information: Contact: Tomás Kenny on 086-3683778 or email: [email protected]


Limerick Leader 1905-current, Wednesday, July 16, 1941; Page: 2

GOLDEN JUBILEE of Co. Limerick Priest Abroad REV. P. A RYAN, SJ.

Rev. Patrick A. Ryan, S.J., Pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in El Paso, Texas, celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his entry into the Society of Jesus, Sunday, May 18th.1941.

The Mass was celebrated by Most Rev. A. J. Schuler, S.J., Bishop of El Paso, whose representative Father has been in many church and public occasions, particularly in the recent joint celebration commemorating the silver jubilee of His Excellency, Most Rev. Anthony J. Schuler, S.J., and the national dedication of the monument to Christ the King on top of Mount Cristo Rey, in El Paso. These celebrations were attended by the Apostolic Delegate to the United States as well as by the Apostolic Delegate to Mexico, and by the largest gathering of high dignitaries of the Catholic Church that has ever assembled in Texas. In addition to those already mentioned there were also present ten Archbishops, fifteen Bishops and many Monsignori and priests.

At the Pontifical High Mass, Rev. William J. Harty, S.J., pastor of Loyola University Church, New Orleans, preached the golden jubilee sermon. This was especially appropriate because Father Ryan spent much of his priestly life at Loyola. He went into the jubilation’s life from the time that he entered the Society as a novitiate in 1891 in the Southern Province, down to and including his activities at the present time. A very unusual tribute was paid to Father Ryan by the representatives of other faiths—Protestant and Jewish—in the organisation of a committee and the holding of a public demonstration to do honour to him, by giving him a dinner at the Hotel Paso del Norte on May 18th. The Mayor of El Paso and Mrs. Anderson, as well as Major-General Innish Palmer Smith, of Fort Bliss, were members of this committee. Rabbi Wendell A. Phillips, of Temple Mt. Sinai, and the Rev. B. M. G. Williams, of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church; Dr. Orvllle Egbert, President of the Rotary, were the principal speakers at this banquet.

BORN IN PARISH OF GLIN. Father Ryan was born in Ballyguiltenane, parish of Glin, County of Limerick, Ireland, sixty-seven years ago. He is the son of the late Patrick Ryan and Bridget Kennelly. His mother was a native of Newtownsandes, County Kerry, and, came from a very religious family. Two of her brothers were distinguished Jesuits in the Southern Province, and one was Provincial at the time that Father Ryan entered the Society. Another brother was a member of the Order of the Christian Brothers.(Presentation Brothers in Cork) In his early days Father Ryan attended the National School in Ballyguiltenane, and at the age of fourteen entered Mungret College in Limerick, which has produced many eminent Churchmen, as well as men prominent in other walks of life. Father Ryan attributes a great deal of his success in the great Society to the instruction that he got in Mungret in his early years. To mention only a few of the many Jesuits

who were products of that institution, were the late Father Terence Shealy, S.J. who conducted Retreat Missions in Mt. Manresa, S.I.; the late Michael Mahoney, S.J., professor of philosophy in Fordham University for many years; Father Michael J. Kenny, S.J., who was one of the founders of that great Jesuit publication, “America,” and of which he was an associate editor, representing the Southern Province, for eight years, and who is now stationed in Spring Hill College, Ala.

Among the members of the Hierarchy who were personal friends of Father Ryan, and who were products of Mungret, were:—The late Most Rev. Michael Gallagher, Bishop of Detroit; Bishop Turner, of Buffalo, and the present Archbishop of Baltimore, the Most Rev. Michael Curley.

A VERY ACTIVE LIFE. Although now nearing the “allotted span,” Father Ryan in writing to a friend says “that he doesn’t feel older than if he were in his thirties.” This is due to the very active life that he has led in the Society. His first assignment after his ordination in Woodstock in 1905 was In St. Aloysius Parish in Washintgon, D.C He was there only a few months when he was called to do more active work in Loyola University, New Orleans. Here he taught mathematics and ethics for seven years. He was the first Vice-President and Dean of Loyola University and during his term of office the departments of law, dentistry, pharmacy and extension courses and the summer school were started. He was pastor of the Sacred Heart Church in Augusta, Ga., in 1918, where he was a leader in civic affairs and became Diocesan Missionary in South Carolina with headquarters in Rock Hill. He was President of the New Orleans Province Endowment Fund and associate editor of “Jesuit Missions,” a New York publication, where he celebrated his silver jubilee. Speaking of the work put into the promotion of this publication Father Kenny told a friend of Father Ryan recently in New York that Father Ryan went wholeheartedly into this work and visited more churches in the south in spreading the influence of this magazine than any other individual priest. Said Father Kenny: “when Father Ryan was given an assignment by his superiors he thought no other work in connection with the Society was as important as his, he was so interested in making it a success.

FINE SENSE OF HUMOUR. With all the serious work that he has been engaged in during his busy life in the Order, he always maintained that fine sense of humour which he inherited in abundance from his late father, who passed away only half a dozen years ago. Always jolly, kind, and affable. Father Ryan made friends wherever he went. One never forgot, however, that while in his presence, he was a priest and a devout one. The people of El Paso have given him honours second to no other individual who ever resided there. He has done great and noble work for the Society, whether in the class room, the missionary field or on the pulpit. He is an eloquent preacher. One paper speaking of him says-that in addition to graduating from Mungret “that he did some post graduate work in informal rhetoric in Blarney  Castle before he left Ireland.” JOHN J. SHEAHAN .


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