Knockanure Notes — 21st August, 2016

PADRE PIO MASS in Listowel will take place on Thursday  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results were as follows: No winner of €15,000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 8, 17, 24, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were: 1. Donal Enright, c/o Mikey Joes bar,; 2. John & Mai Quirke, Rathoran,; 3. Henry Finucane, Lisaniska; 4. Anne Woods, Flynn’s bar; 5. Billy Walsh, Moyvane. Next jackpot €15,100, draw on Friday 26th August.

BEST WISHES to all the Leaving Cert students and wishing them well in the future.

SYMPATHY:  To Diarmuid O’Connor & Family, Aughrim on the death of his uncle Michael Carmody, Tarbert, Mass for Michael on Sunday 25th September at 11am.  To Tony & Mary Buckley, Keylod on the death of Mary’s brother Tom Moloney, Woodford, Listowel &  England.  Also to Brigitte Hogan & Family, Leitrim Middle on the death of her teenage cousin Shauna Banet, Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim.  Mass for Shauna will be offered on Saturday September 3rd at 7.30pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie O’Connor, Con McSweeney, Fr. Micheal Galvin, Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Bridget McCarthy, Mary Olive Relihan, Jim Stack, Madge Fitzgerald, Fr. Jim Leahy, Sr. Agatha Stack, Ned Joe Nash, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Peggy Grego, Wm. J Hudson, Sr. Evangelist Cantillon, Mary McLoughlin, Tom Begley.  Mass Moyvane:  Mon 22nd at 7.30pm  for  John Grinsell, Clounprohus (Anni). Fri  26th at  7.30pm for Eileen McNamara, Glin (Anni) & her sisters Mary & Peggy Moriarty Sat  27th at  7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Convent.  Sun  28th  at 11.00am for         Liam Lynch, Leitrim Middle (Anni) & Deceased Members of the Lynch & Byrne Families. Mass in Knockanure on Sun  28th 10.00am for Tom Moloney, Woodford Listowel & Southhampton UK (Rec Dec)

VILLAGE PRE-SCHOOL:  Moyvane Village Pre-School is having an open morning on Saturday next 27th August from 10am to 12noon in Murhur N.S., contact Anna Marie McEvoy on 087/6203479

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: Mon 22nd @ 8.30pm in Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.

GERARD BARRETT’S FILM SMALLTOWN:  TV3 on Sept 1st.  See TV schedule for time.

LISTOWEL RAMBLING HOUSE will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Thursday, August 25 from 9.15 pm

BEST WISHES to Bernie and Henry Reidy of Colbert Street who celebrated their Golden Jubilee, recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Maireád Tierney of Athea and Shane McEnery of Moyvane on birth of their child Tadhg.

ROSE: Kirstin Stack the New York Rose is grand-daughter of Norrie Stack, Cratloe and has many relations in the district.

TRIP: Knockfierna Heritage Society Outing to Clonmacnoise (Pattern Day) and Birr Castle on Sunday 11th September, more from Pat O’Donovan 087 9977340.

HERITAGE Week continues till August 28th, call 1850 200 878.

HERITAGE WEEK AT THE SEANCHAÍ, LISTOWEL:  Seanchaí – Kerry Writers’ Museum will host two history lectures in conjunction with the OPW, Listowel Castle during Heritage Week 2016. ‘The Role of Kerry Women in the 1916 Rising’ by Dr. Mary McAuliffe, UCD will take place on Tuesday, August 23 and Liam Irwin of the University of Limerick will give a lecture on ‘Con Colbert 1888-1916’ on Thursday August 25.  Both lectures commence at 7.30 pm and admission is free.

BANK OF IRELAND SQUARE LISTOWEL are holding a pop up shop of designer clothes, handbag accessories etc on Thursday 25th August at 6.30 p.m. All Proceeds to Make a wish.

LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMODATION OFFICE: now open located at Seanchai Centre Listowel.  They are looking for single or twin rooms as near to the town as possible.

Office is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Closed from 1 -2  daily. ring 068 28036/068 23037.

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will be held on Thursday August 25th in the Rose Hotel  at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

VINTAGE DAY in Knockanure on Sunday last had to be rearranged, due to the wet weather, many of the usual items were on show. The committee deserve our thanks for their dedication and energy.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED OVERSEAS: Recruitment and Information Session Saturday 27th August Limerick Education Centre at 2.30 p.m./ Tel: 01 8689986.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 23rd,  When We Were Kings, October 30 1974 – The Rumble in the Jungle – the famous heavyweight fight of all time in Kinshasa, Zaire between George Foreman and challenger Mohammad Ali, documentary.

TRIP: On Saturday 27th August a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 8 a.m. to visit the Waterford City section of the new Déise Greenway. Booking is with Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (3-6pm preferably).

FEALEFIT NOTES:  Fealefit are taking part in Adare to Survive in September and fundraising for the Community crisis support team, Contact Shane 087 2891015 or Kadie 087 7771552.

HOLY CROSS THURLES:   A bus will leave Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday, August 28 at 10am on pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey.  Contact 066 7131328/087 2426580 for further details.

JOHN’S CHURCH BALLYBUNION RESTORATION FUND present in concert Michael Nash Tenor, Anna Mai Wall Soprano, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Mark Hennessy Boy Soprano, St. John’s Parish Choir, Danny Houlihan Piper and Noel Nash MC. Musicians: Mary Mulvihill, Chris Kiely and Denise Wren. Date, Wednesday 24th August at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Church Ballybunion.

HERITAGE WEEK AT TARBERT BRIDEWELL – Thomas MacGreevy and the 1916 Rising. A lecture by eminent historian Dr. Declan Downey at Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail Thursday 25th Aug at 8pm – Adm Free Telephone: 068 36500.

HOLY Cross Thurles Sunday 28th Aug. A bus will leave from the church of the assumption Abbeyfeale at 10am to Holy cross for the annual Marian day pilgrimage. Contact Maureen Harty Tel.087/24264580.

HOPE foundation; Ava Roche from Ballaugh Abbeyfeale will be traveling with some other TY students to Calcutta with the Hope foundation. Ava will speak at all Masses in Abbeyfeale on 27th & 28th Aug. about her upcoming visit to Calcutta.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT:  Special Olympics Athletes and Volunteers will be resuming after the summer break on Tuesday, September 13 at 7pm. in the Community Centre, NCW. Looking forward to meeting you.  Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

LISDOONVARNA TRIP: A bus will leave NCW on Wednesday, September 14 at 10am and bus will depart Lisdoonvarna at 11pm. We will book a bus if there is sufficient interest for a day trip. We have a deadline for names Friday 2nd September. So if your interested contact Maureen 087 9845102.

FESTIVAL: Tarbert Development Association are proud to announce the Tarbert Heritage Festival 2016, set to take place between Friday August 19th and Sunday 28th to coincide with National Heritage Week.. It will feature a wealth of events to celebrate our local heritage and culminates with a festive weekend celebration featuring a Tug of War championship competition, GAA Football blitz, mussel eating competition, and of course the famous Tarbert Regatta complete with rowing competitions to determine the winners of this year’s McGibney shield

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale. The next session will take place on Friday, September 2 at 9.30pm.

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK TRALEE:   are currently recruiting participants for their QQI Level 5 Sport, Recreation and Exercise course. The course is free to individuals who are out of work due to illness, injury, those who have experienced a personal setback or early school leavers. Training and accommodation allowance provided. For further info please contact NLN at 066 7122533 or 086 0404270 or [email protected]


Benjamin Franklin and the First American Bishop

Michael Paterson-Seymour on Monday, July 11, A.D. 2016 at 12:40pm

“the last priest in England to be tried, twice, for saying Mass (each time he was acquitted due to lack of evidence)”

The last prosecution in Scotland for being a priest was of Bishop Hugh MacDonald, Apostolic Visitor of the Highland District. He was tried before the High Court of Justiciary on the 5th of January 1756.

The indictment bore that “That the panel was held and repute to be a Jesuit, priest, or trafficking Papist, or had changed his name and surname ; and that these, or part of them, together with his refusing to purge himself of Popery, by taking the formula prescribed by and annexed to the Act, 3 Sess. 8. and 9. Parl. 1, King William III, when it should be tendered to him by any of the Lords of Justiciary, being found proven by the verdict of an assize, he ought to be banished forth of this realm, with certification that if ever he return thereto, being still a Papist, he shall be punished with the pain of death”

His real offence, in the eyes of government was blessing the Jacobite standard, when Prince Charles Edward raised it at Glenfinnan on 19 August 1745.

Duly convicted and banished, he ignored the sentence and continued to discharge his duties until his death on 12 March 1773. Government knew well where he was, but winked at it.

KNOTS: Unraveling Life’s Knots (Edited)

by Friar Jeremy Harrington, OFM. In 1612, German nobles Wolfgang and Sophie Imoff, after some years of marriage, were on the verge of a divorce. Four times, Wolfgang went to a nearby town to implore the help of a saintly Jesuit, Father Jakob Rem. Each time, they prayed together and asked for help from the Blessed Mother. On the last visit, Wolfgang handed the priest the couple’s wedding ribbon, which was used to bind the arms of the bride and groom as a symbol of their union until death. The ribbons were traditionally multicolored and knotted tightly. Before an image of Mary, Father Rem held up the ribbon and, one by one, untied the knots. When he smoothed it out, it became bright white. They were astounded by what they saw. Sophie and Wolfgang were reconciled.

Around 1700, Wolfgang’s grandson, a priest, commissioned Johann Schmidtner to do a painting for a family altar. It showed Mary standing on a crescent moon surrounded by angels. The Holy Spirit was above her in the form of a dove with her foot crushing the head of the serpent. The Blessed Mother is untying the knots in the ribbon of married life. The reference to Mary untying knots goes back to St. Irenaeus in the second century: “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary.”

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