Knockanure Notes — 22nd March, 2015

DAFFODILS were sold after all Masses last weekend.  There will be a Tea and Coffee Evening during the break at Bingo in Moyvane on Thursday 26th.

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday 26th March  at 7pm in Listowel, incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

BEST WISHES to Nellie Ahern of Upper Dirreen who has reached 90 and Maggie Large of Knockanure who recently celebrated her 50th birthday.

TADHG KENNELLY: “I came out thinking ‘I’ll give it a crack and see what happens’, not thinking I’d be a hall of famer.” His grandmother came from Kilbaha, Moyvane.

COACH TO KNOCK 12th April, Mercy Sunday, Departs Tralee & Listowel. Contac  0667180123.

CHARITY POKER Classic 5 card draw in aid of Brú Columbanus at the Anchor Bar Tarbert next Friday March 27 at 9pm. Refreshments served. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Proceeds go    Brú Columbanus.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Holly, Peg O Mahony, Michael O Connor, Kitty Shine, Hannah Moloney, Willie Moore, Liam Keane Stack, John Michael Hanrahan, Nell Fitzgerald, Nora Walsh, Sean Summers, Mike and Denis Hanrahan, Richard Stack, Mick Relihan, Joan Flannery, Michael and Carmel Flannery, Mary McMahon, John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan. Mass on Fri. 27th  at 7.30pm for Michael, Ann & Denis Hanrahan. Mass on Sun. 29th at 11.00am for Nora Walsh.

DEATH has occurred of Paddy Moore of 18 Hillside Drive, Athea.

Paddy in his 90th year passed away on 15th March 2015. Survived by his wife Kitty, son Patrick , daughters Margaret and Catherine, son-in-law Richard (O’Keeffe), grandchildren Rachel, Lisa and Richard, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, Requiem Mass for Paddy Moore was celebrated  on Wednesday at Athea Church burial after in Templeathea Cemetery.

DEATH of Nora Scanlon, nee Flavn of Inchamore, Listowel died  on the 16th March at her home in the loving care of her family.  Wife of the late Jack (who died 2001). Deeply regretted by her loving sons Tim, Dan, John, and Pat, daughter Mary, son-in-law Tim, daughter-in-law Margaret, granddaughters Rachel and Maryanne, brothers and sisters, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces.
Requiem Mass for Nora Scanlon was on Thursday, the 19th of March at Moyvane Church, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery. Nora was daughter of Dan Flavin of Carrueragh and Bridget Broder of Purt, she was of a family of seven boys and two girls.

CHURCH NEWS: Mass on Wed. 25th at Knockanure 7.30pm and Stations of the Cross after Mass.  Mass on Thurs. 26th at 7.30pm        For all who sympathised with the Foley. Confessions for Easter in Listowel on the 30th March at 8pm and in Knockanure on the 1st April at 7pm and in Moyvane at 8pm on the 1st April.
Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Readers: Vigil,  Seline Mulvihill. 11am  Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson. Knockanure  10am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.
Collectors for April: Vigil, Tom Hanrahan & Gerard Mulvihill.  11am        Olive Keane & Diarmaid Keane. Knockanure  10am, Maurice Dowling.
The Latin Mass in the Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on the following two Sundays at 1.30pm: Palm Sunday 29th March and Sunday 19th April .

TALK on Tuesday 24th March in Glin Library. Professor Barry Conway, California,  will be giving a talk on the “wonderful old souls who left the Glin area for Canada prior to the 1850s.”

VISIT Ardfert Historical Lecture Series – ‘The Stranger in Ardfert – as observed by visitors and commentators C. 17th – 20th Century’ with Ciarán Dalton. Thursday 26th March at 8pm

EDUCATION: Stephen Goulding, Deputy Principal of North Kerry College of Further Education formerly Listowel Community College is holding an Open Day, on Wednesday, 25th March from 2pm-6pm or ring the school 06821023 for further details.

ST JOHN’S: 24th to 29th March, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, presented by Listowel Drama Group. Details from 068 22566.

PASSION SUNDAY 29th March Blessing of palm will take place at all Masses.

A MASS FOR THE INTENTIONS OF FR. PAT MOORE (curate in Lixnaw from ’98 to 2004).  Will be celebrated on Friday night in Lixnaw at 8.15pm.

EASTER CONFESSIONS in Listowel: There will be a Penitential Service for Holy Week with a number of Priests hearing Confessions on  Monday 30th March at 8.00pm.

CHRISM MASS: where all the priests of the Diocese renew their priestly vows and Bishop Ray will bless all the Holy Oils for the coming year will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Tuesday evening, 31st March at 7.30 p.m. Each parish of the Diocese is invited to be represented at this Mass and there will be refreshments immediately afterwards in St. Brendan’s College.

THOUGHT: You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. G. K. Chesterton

SCOUTS: Limerick more than 400 local scouts on Monday 16 March 2015  carried out acts of kindness throughout the city.

TALK on  Tuesday 24th March in Glin Library. Professor Barry Conway, California,  will be giving a talk on the “wonderful old souls who left the Glin area for Canada prior to the 1850s.” They had migrated to the Ottawa Valley in Ontario where Barry, three generations later, became the great  grandson of “Red” Mick Conway, who was born in Glin in 1828, and Margaret Mulvihill, who was born between Glin and Newtownsandes in 1834. Barry, who visited the library last year, is paying a return visit and is willing to give a short talk on the Conway clan who left Glin in the early 1840s for the Ottawa Valley. He promises to bring some curious pictures of Red Mick and others. But to really drive up interest, he also promises to show how the Conway’s of Glin are related to Shania Twain! So be in Glin Library at 8 pm on Tuesday 24th March 2015 for an interesting evening. All welcome.

KNOCKDOWN Are holding a Vintage Car/Tractor, a Modern Tractor Run and a Raffle on Sunday, 29th March.

LIXNAW  DRAMA PRESENT “MOLL” from Sunday March 29th to Wed. April 1st in Ceolann at 8pm.  Doors open 7.30pm. Moll is directed by Chris Fitzgerald.

TEA/COFFEE MORNING Will take place in the        Education Room, Therapies Unit, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 8th April, 2015   From  10.30 am  – 12.00pm.   All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for Residents in Listowel Community Hospital All Welcome Thank You.  Jacqueline Brick, Director of Nursing.  

Mac Gillycuddy Reeks March 2015

MISSION: The Cork Mission to Peru celebrates it’s Golden Jubilee. Cork Priest Fr. Tom Duggan – a former World War I Military Chaplain, volunteered for the Latin American mission in the early 1960’s. He died suddenly in Lima while attending Spanish language classes and was buried in that city’s British Military Plot. Soon after he was re-interred in the grounds of the St. James’ Society Mission House. Graveside prayers were led by Bishop Cornelius Lucey who responded to Tom Duggan’s missionary generosity and witness in the face of the needs of Peru’s poorest by establishing the Cork Mission to Peru on St. Patrick’s Day 1965.

That daring initiative will be marked in Trujillo, Peru on March 17th 2015 in El Buen Pastor Church, El Porvenir which was the first shanty town mission church they built there. As Kerry Diocese actively and generously supported the Cork & Ross Mission to Peru Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh has been invited to represent our Kerry missionary volunteers at the Golden Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving on Lá ‘le Pádraig in Trujillo’s Buen Pastor Church, on Peru’s Pacific coast.

The first Kerry priests to volunteer were the late Fr. Seán O’Leary, Rathmore and the late Fr. John B. O’Sullivan, Sneem. Four others served in the 1970’s and 1980’s – Fr. Denis Costello, Castleisland, Fr. Pat Murphy, Castletownbere, Fr. Luke Roche, Brosna and Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh, Killarney. Sisters from many parishes in Kerry Diocese as members of the Bon Secours and Mercy Orders have served in Trujillo. These are the late Sr. Vincent Mahoney, Castlemaine, Sr. M. Bethany O’Sullivan, Sneem of the Bon Secours Order. Sr. Betty Barry, Abbeydorney, Sr. Mary Leen, Ballybeggan, Sr. Bríd Fitzgerald, Caherdaniel, Sr. Patrice Clifford, Glenbeigh, Sr. Dora Kennedy, Castlegregory, Sr. Teresa and Sr. Imelda Harrington, Eyeries. All served as nurses and catechists together with Sr. Sarah O’Connor of Castlemaine who continues to work as Parish Sister on the Mission.

The Golden Jubilee celebrations will be centred in the Good Shepherd Church which now houses the remains of the late Archdeacon Tom Duggan whose death sparked a tremendous missionary revolution of ministry and service. The generosity of thousands of the faithful back home helped create and sustain a Desert Mission serving hundreds of thousands along Peru’s Pacific Coast into the future.

Moladh go deo le Dia na Glóire.


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