Knockanure Notes – 21st April, 2013

MISSION continues till 26th : Holy Mass at 7.00am in Moyvane and 10.00am in Knockanure; Mission Service Moyvane at 7.00pm and at 8.15pm in Knockanure.
Tues. 23rd Holy Mass at 7.00am in Moyvane and at 10.00am in Knockanure; Mission Service at 7.00pm in Moyvane and at 8.15pm in Knockanure.
Wed. 24th Holy Mass at 7.00am in Moyvane and at 10.00am in Knockanure; Mission Service at 7.30pm in Moyvane Church only.
Thurs. 25th Holy Mass at 7.00am in Moyvane and at 10.00am in Knockanure; Mission Service at 7.00pm in Moyvane and at 8.15pm in Knockanure, Taize Celebration in Knockanure Church only.
Fri. 26h Holy Mass at 7.00am in Moyvane and at 10.00am Knockanure; Mission Service 7.00pm in Moyvane and 8.15pm in Knockanure. Closing of Mission.

Special “Golden Jubilee” Blessing in Knockanure.
28th, details from 085 826 9977.

Students Especially Those Doing Exams This Year are invited to the Taize celebration in Knockanure Church on Thursday 25th April at 8.15pm. Parents, families and all are welcome. Calling All Voluntary Community Groups and Organisations within the parish to participate in an Altar procession and blessing at the closing ceremony of the Mission on Friday 26th April in Moyvane at 7pm or in Knockanure at 8.15pm. Please make contact with Fr. Lucid or any member of the Liturgy group as soon as possible with details of your representative and of the symbol to be carried.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett & Jimmy Collins, 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure: Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF FAITH “On Being Catholic”  A series of  video talks are taking place in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel on  Tuesday April 23rd: Sts. Peter & Paul – Beginning of the Church – Missionary Adventures. Wednesday April 24th:The Union of Christ and His Church – Suffering and Glorious both at 7.30pm. sharp. Facilitated by Fr. Sean Sheehy and  Fr. Paul Dillon. Everybody welcome.

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS: will take place in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Thursday evening at 7.00 p.m.  beginning with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction.

FODDER CRISIS is causing great hardship to both man and beast, some people still have spare supplies, and it would be a great act of kindness to share it.

COURSING at Kilcara on April Mon. 22nd

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice author of over 50 books has recently launched his English translation of the life and execution of Lucinda Sly in 1835.

POETRY Competition for National Schools, Dan Keane Memorial Poetry Competition closing date 30th April 2013, details from

PILGRIM Hill Award winning film from local man Gerard Barrett, has received great acclaim in most media. Gerard and his friends were also on the Late Late Show.

EVENTS: April 25th , Eigse Michael Hartnett ; 26 to 28 in Ballybunion, Women in the Media, also Bog to Beach challenge on 27th, details from Tea  dancing will be held in Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday 28th April from 2.30pm to 5.30pm ; Fleadh by the Feale in Abbeyfeale May 2nd to 6th; Cuckoo Walking Festival in Tarbert runs from 3rd to 6th May; Hooley in the Hills kicks off in Lyreacrompane on Friday May 3rd, and continues till Monday 6th; Weekend of Prayer and Meditation in Ardfert, inspired by Anthony de Mello with John Callanan SJ – May 10th – 12th.
Residential and non-residential places available. Booking 7134276: [email protected]  ; The walk in aid of Pieta House will take place in Muckross Park in Killarney on May 11th, beginning and ending at the Gleneagle Hotel;

TRAIL: Gearoid Pierse has update on Facebook on rally 12TH May in support of restoring the old rail line for walkers.

PROPERTY TAX: Beware that you will charged up to E70 by some accountants to pay your E90 property tax, it can be paid free of charge if you fill part 4c of the  LPT1 Form, the revenue will then take the tax out of your Single Farm Payment.

DAIRY WEEK runs from 29th April to 5th May.

BISHOP Leahy more at

LOUGH DERG 2013; Saturday, June 1-3, Tuesday, July 2-4, Friday, July 26-28, Contact Peg 068/31232.

DEATH took place on 17th April 2013 of Teresa Holly, nee O’Connor of Convent Cross, Listowel and formerly of Leitrim West, Moyvane. Teresa was predeceased by her husband Thomas Holly and son Denis Holly, survived by her sister Betty (USA), nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces. Following Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Church, Listowel on Saturday 20th April 2013 Teresa Holly was laid to rest in Ahavoher Cemetery, Gale Bridge, Knockanure.

DEATH has taken place on 19th April 2013 of Michael Greaney, Leitrim Middle and Castleisland. Survived by his  wife Betty Horgan, sons Kevin and Thomas, daughters Marguerite, Catherine, Lisa, and Noreen, sister Nora, and brother Jim, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and grandchildren. Requiem Mass for Michael Greaney was celebrated in Moyvane Church on 21st April 2013, he was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Br. Angelus Keane, Hannah Connell, James Kennelly, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Nora Kelly, Kit O Mahony, Billy Fitzgerald; Mass on Sat. 27th at 7.30pm for Patrick, Margaret & Oliver Carmody;
Mass on Sunday 28th  at11.00am for Gerard McEnery; Mass on Tues. 30th at 7.30pm for Patrick Bunce.

COLLECTORS for the Month of May: Vigil, Ita O’Connell & Eddie Flaherty, 11am Julia Stack & John Hanrahan;
Knockanure Jeremiah Kennelly.

Moyvane I.C.A: A big thank you to those who brought daffodils in support of the Cancer Society. Also to those who sampled the teas & treats at the Bingo in the Marian Hall and contributed generously. The total proceeds amounted to €1,460.

MEDITATION Group with Jason Gorham commences at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday April 23rd at 7pm. Further details available from [email protected]

FULL Moon on the 26th April. Weather still wet cold and windy, the swallows have arrived, with no flies they are walking in the puddle.

DEATH took place on March 30th 2013 of Sr. Nora Francis born at Lahesrough, Ballybunion to Patrick and Hanna Francis on March 24th 1918. She  was the last surviving member of her family, was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Sr. Nora qualified as a nurse in 1940 at Rochdale, she entered the Little Sisters of the Assumption in 1944, she first worked in the Dublin area and the went to Limerick in 1970 and worked there for 30 years.

PLAY at Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale, Plot for the Damned, written by cast member, Lorcan MacCurtain. performances on the 21st, 27th and 28th April. Curtain goes up at 8pm each night and tickets can be booked from 087-1383940.

Mental Health

ST JOHN’S: Wed 24th, Archival Film shot around Listowel, a fundraiser for St John’s; Thursday 25th, Lagoon Pictures, short film showcase; Fri 26th  comedy called, Somebody Famous, by E M Larson, details from 068 22566.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS LISTOWEL have invited Dermot O’Neill to this year’s Garden Féte which will be held on Sunday next  28th  April  from 11 –  5pm. All welcome, general admission is free.  Also, on the day, Dermot will kindly run two demonstrations at the Fete on “How to fill your baskets and containers with colour” followed by a Q&A session. .  In addition Dermot will be holding a seminar in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Saturday 27th April at 5pm where he will present a slideshow entitled “My Secret Garden – Clondeglass” followed by a Q&A session.   Please note that Dermot`s seminar and workshops (11.30 – 12.30pm) & (1.30pm – 2.30pm) are ticket only events.  Bookings on (068) 22977

VOLUNTEERING Overseas: Where do I start? Sat 11th May 2013 in Dublin .This one day participatory workshop is open to anyone considering volunteering or working overseas for global development (both short-term and long-term). Details below.

THOUGHT:” A difficult crisis can be more  readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.” John Maxwell.

PAYER for Vocations
 Lord Jesus, you said to your disciples: “
 The harvest indeed is great,
 but the labourers are few”.
 We ask that we may know
 and follow the vocation
 to which you have called us.
 We pray for those called to serve:
 those whom you have called,
 those you are calling now,
 and those you will call in the future.
 May they be open and responsive
 To the call of serving your people,

SEARCHING FOR LEAHY RELATIONS: Rose Ryan has gotten in touch to ask for help with her search for her relations; “My descendants would have originated in Abbeyfeale and Newmarket c.1800 and my Grandfather was John Leahy (1830-1893) married to Mary Buckley (1833-1927) and he was born in Rockhill, Co. Cork and some of his siblings were born in Abbeyfeale. His parents were John Leahy (1790) and Mary Keane (1795). In my research I came across notes from a genealogist employed by a relative in the USA a few years ago which states the following: – Another reference to the early Leahy family in this area was in the Newtonsandes (a genealogy website named after a catholic parish of the same name just north of Brosna). The site lists a wide variety of current and historical facts about the people and events of the area. The 11 April 2007 issue refers to an article in a booklet by Fr. William Casey Comoradh an Cheid, “The Leahy Family Life and times in Abbeyfeale since their first ancestor left Tournafulla c.1796 is well documented. It is this issue I am hoping to find and read. Would you have any idea where I could possibly find this. In recent times, my grandfather would have been from Patrickswell in Co. Limerick. Many thanks for your help.” If any reader can help Rose please contact her on [email protected]