Knockanure Notes – 26th February, 2012

QUIZ: Fancy a Fun Night out? Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure are holding a Pub Quiz in Flynns Bar, Knockanure on Friday March 2nd 2012. Tables of 4 – 20 euro. Starting at 9.30 pm, sharp! All welcome.

HUNT in Knockanure is on youtube at knockanurelocal

MAGGIE’S Aerobic and body conditioning classes,  to tone your tums, bums and thighs and have fun at the same time. Results guaranteed. Venue near you. Monday, Tarbert Community Centre at 8pm; Tuesday, Ballylongford GAA Hall at 8pm; Wednesday, Ballybunion Leisure Centre at 10am and Knockanure Community Centre at 8pm; Thursday, Listowel Community Centre at 8.30pm. Ring Maggie 087 9866533 (NCEF Instructor)

CONGRATULATIONS to Norella Molyneaux and her boyfriend Sean who recently won the All Ireland Jiving Championship at the McWilliams Park Hotel in Claremorris. There were 60 others competing.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 24th Feb. 2012. Jackpot E2,400 Numbers Drawn were 23-27-28-32, No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to the following; Pat o Sullivan, c/o John Barry; Michael Carmody, Duagh; Sean Flaherty, Athea; Jack O Keeffe, Kilmorna; Eamon Dunlea, Ballylongford; Margaret Williams, Abbeyfeale; Bar Prize, Ger Greaney; This Weeks Jackpot E2,500. All GAA Membership to be paid by 23rd March.

EVENTS; Community Games, information from 068 52767;  Open Evening at Listowel Community College on Thursday March 1st from 4pm to 7pm; Kerry Autism Action meeting at the Abbeygate Hotel on 29th Feb. at 8.15pm; Railway slideshow at Newcastle West, Library on March 2nd at 8pm; Comhaltas Tour of Britain is now in progress, Wed. Feb. 29th at 8pm they perform at English Martyrs Catholic School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, other venues on Comhaltas site; Fianna Fail Ard Fheis in Dublin on 2nd and 3rd of March; Food Expo 2012 is taking place on Wednesday  February 29th from 3pm – 6pm at The Strand Hotel in Limerick City; West Limerick Toastmasters meet at the Desmond Complex Next meeting, Wednesday, March 7 at 8.30pm.  Everyone welcome; Talk by Mary O’Rourke on “A full life unfolded” will be given in Newcastle West library on Thursday March 8th at 8pm.

HUNT was held in Knockanure on Sunday last. Cheltenham 2012 preview night will be held at Christy’s Bar on March 5th at 8pm, proceeds in aid of Parents and Friends.

HAPPY Birthday to Brown Joe O Connor who celebrated his 90th birthday in Athea recently.

MAGAZINE: Mr. Jimmy Deenihan,  will launch the 2012 issue of “Macalla na Mainistreach” – the Abbeyfeale local history magazine, at the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale on Monday, March 5 at 7.30pm.

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group Present Lovely Leitrim in Athea on March 1st , 3rd and 4th;  Widows paradise will be performed in Kilflynn on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 7.30pm, details from 713 5129;  Kerry Drama festival in Castleisland opens on March 2nd, more from 087 189 3030; National tree Week begins on march 4th;

WRITERS Week, closing date for entries is almost upon us.

Seanchai are having readings from local writers on Thurs. March 1st at 11am and on every Thursday thereafter. Creative writing class for children begins on Sat. March 3rd, details from Seanchai.

FILM:   39 Steps  will be screened at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, March 1st at 2pm for the active retired. Complementary tea or coffee at 1.30pm.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice has a new book of poems for children on the market, called Splat. Gabriel will be in Killarney Bookshop on Feb. 29th at 1pm to read a selection from his book.

NKRO will hold a St Patrick’s Day dance in the Arms Hotel, between 3 and 6pm.

ADD/ADHD Support Group inaugural meeting takes place at St Ita’s Hall in Abbeyfeale on Feb. 29th.

COURSE: Certificate Course in Counselling, running over six Saturdays, is being offered by Kerry Counselling Institute, starting on Saturday the 24th of March, details from  086 8094448.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 28th -Wed 29th, Chatroom – Winners A St. Johns Teen Theatre presentation featuring: Emer Hannon, David Carmody, Jack McKenna, Kieran Brasil ,Sarah McAuley, Clodagh Boyle, Michelle Boyle, Ivor O’ Sullivan, Holly Walsh, Michael Quirke, Eamon Brogan, Darren McDonell, Directed By Chris Fitzgearld, details from 068 22566.

SOCIAL; Fr. Caseys GAA Club will hold its annual social on Saturday March 10th in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale. They won the Under 21 and Minor county championships plus the Senior county league last year.

JESUS asked the following questions;
If you greet your brethren only, what is unusual about that? Do not the unbelievers do the same? (Matt 5:47)
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your lifespan? Matt 6:27
Why are you anxious about clothes? Matt 6:28
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye yet fail to perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? (Matt 7:2)
Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? (Matt 7:16)
Why are you terrified? (Matt 8:26)
Why do you harbour evil thoughts? (Matt 9:4)
Can the wedding guests mourn so long as the Bridegroom is with them? (Matt 9:15)
Do you believe I can do this? (Matt 9:28)
What did you go out to the desert to see? (Matt 11:8)
To what shall I compare this generation? (Matt 11:6)
Which of you who has a sheep that falls into a pit on the Sabbath will not take hold of it and lift it out? (Matt 12:11)

DEPRESSION: Relatives Support Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm.  (Next meeting March 7th)   Call Kate on 087-2993142.

DEATH took place recently of Mary Fitzmaurice nee Hayes 5, Plas Horace Plunkett, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick, and formerly of Glenalappa, Moyvane. Mary is survived by her brother Pat in the USA, nephews, nieces and extended family. Requiem Mass for Mary Fitzmaurice was celebrated at Church of the Visitation, Ballyhahill on Tuesday 14th February 2012, she was laid to rest  in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure beside her husband Tom and sister in law Nora, both of them died aged 83 years.

DEATH took place suddenly of Jim Fitzmaurice, Sutton, Dublin and late of Moyvane, on February 15, 2012. Jim is survived by his wife Marian, children Eoghan, Niall and Aoife,  brothers Sean, Brendan, Mícheal, Eamonn, Jody and Gerry, sisters Christina and Ann was predeceased by sister Bríde. Requiem Mass for Jim Fitzmaurice was celebrated at St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton, followed by Burial in Fingal Cemetery, Malahide Road. Dublin. Jim was son of the late Edward and Kit Fitzmaurice of Leitrim Middle, Kit died November 2011.

DEATH: Sister Patricia O’Brien of Convent of Mercy, Westbourne, Ashbourne Avenue, Late of Abbeyfeale, died February 10th 2012, Survived by Sisters Breda, Kathleen, Helen, brother Hugh, her Mercy Communities, relatives, friends, former colleagues and pupils from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Abbeyfeale.Following Requiem Mass at St Joseph’s Church on Monday February 13th 2012 Sr. Patricia O Brien was laid to rest in St Mary’s Convent Cemetery, Old Dominic Street, Limerick. Sr. Patricia O’Brien was born in Limerick city in the parish of St. Joseph, entered Abbeyfeale Convent on December 8, 1960 and made her final profession on August 22, 1966. She studied at UCC where she obtained a BA and H Dip in Education and later a Diploma in Catechetic. Sr. Patricia taught at St. Joseph’s Secondary School Abbeyfeale from 1971 to 2008.

DIED Feb. 2012, Florence Green, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, world’s last known surviving service member of World War I has died aged 110.

DEATH has taken place of Elizabeth Sweeney, of Beenanaspig, Kilmorna. Elizabeth was daughter of Denny Relihan and Margaret Leahy; she was predeceased by her husband Mick Sweeney, son Dennis died 1999 , brothers, Tim, Danny died 1987 and Johnny. Elizabeth is survived by son Edward and sisters Mary and Peg. Requiem Mass at Listowel Church on Tuesday February 21st 2012, was celebrated for Elizabeth by Canon O Connor and Steve Donegan sang the hymns. Elizabeth Sweeney as laid to rest at Old Knockanure Churchyard in the Relihan Grave, beside her parents, Denis died 1966 and Margaret died 1974, also her son and brothers.

DEATH took place on February 21st 2012 of  Carmel Hynes nee Sheehy of Goatstown, Dublin and formerly of Moyvane. Carmel is survived by her husband Michael, sons Ciaran and Aiden and daughter Niamh, sisters Norma and Imelda, grandchildren Shauna, Elle Jo, Evan, Gavin, Jason, Corey, Jessica, Nathan and Callum, Requiem Mass for Carmel Hynes was celebrated at the Church of St. Therese, Mount Merrion on Friday 24th February 2012. Carmel was daughter of Sergeant Sheehy who served in Moyvane for many years. Her brother Vincent died Dec.2009.

DEATH took place on 24th February 2012 of Mary Ellen Buckley, (née Barrett) of Aras Mhuire, Listowel and St. Martin’s Blessed Well, Tarmons East, Tarbert, Co Kerry. She was predeceased by her husband Pat Buckley who was an uncle of the McEnery Family of Tubbertoureen.   Mary Ellen was born at Lower Direen, Athea, a sister of Denny Brown Barrett.  Requiem Mass for Mary Ellen Buckley was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert On Sunday 26th February 2012. Followed by interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Foley, Mary, Carmody, Jim Leahy, Peg Connor, John Sullivan, Con Shanahan, Joe O Connor, Matt O Connell, Barney Enright, Ted Keane, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley, Sr. Francis Galvin, Nora Fleming, Dan McAuliffe, Tom Lyons, Sidney Snow, Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche; Mass on Thurs.  1st March in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Michael Flynn, with the Stations of the Cross after Mass; Mass on Fri. 2nd  at 7.30pm for  Ellen, Patrick & Pascal Walsh with the Stations of the Cross after Mass.  The I.C.A. Guild will lead us in the Way of the Cross; Mass on Sat.3rd at 7.30pm for John Holly; Mass on Sun. 4th  at10.00am for Patrick & Mary Teresa Kennelly and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Joseph Foley & the deceased members  of the Foley Family

STATIONS of the Cross in Knockanure on Thursday night and Moyvane on Friday night.

WORLD Day of Prayer;  Let Justice Prevail at St. John’s Parochial House, Ashe Street on Friday, March 2nd at 7.30pm.  Women and men welcome.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4 to 5pm.Wed. 11.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm . Adoration in Abbeyfeale on Tuesday and Friday 8am-10pm and on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6-8pm.  Listowel  on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

NEW Prayer Meeting Group will meet at Moyvane Sacristy on Friday March 2nd at 8pm.

SACRED Space 102fm  is a weekly radio programme on West Limerick 102fm, weekly programme is focused around a reflection of the Sunday gospel reading presented by John Keily, Lorraine Buckley  and Shane Ambrose and includes invited guests from far and wide. every Sunday morning from 10am to 11am and repeated on Thursday nights between 10.30pm – 11.30pm on West Limerick 102fm.

THOUGHT: “Let no one think it is a simple, casual matter to become humble. It is something beyond our natural powers; and it is almost true to say that the more a person is gifted, the harder it is for him to attain humility”. Peter of Damaskos.

AGM of Moyvane/ Knockanure Parish Liturgy/Pastoral Council was held recently, 16 parishioners attended, Chairman, John Corbett and Secretary Margaret Carmody, if you want to join come along to the next meeting. Church Survey information leaflet is available in both churches in the parish.

RETREAT Centre Ardfert, Service of Remembrance, will be held on Sunday March 4th from 3.00pm  to 4.30pm for all who have recently or in the past experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. For details Tel. 066-7134276 (10am-1pm)

Lenten Journey, a programme for adults through Lent and leading into the Easter Season on Tuesdays  – March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th from 10.30am – 12 noon. Role of Eucharistic Ministers – a time for reflection and renewal with Frances Rowland on Wednesday, March 7th from 8pm – 10pm. Meditation Retreat with Fr. Donagh O’ Shea on Saturday, March 10th from 2pm – 6.30pm, Booking 066-7134276

COLLECTORS for March Vigil, Michael Galvin & Breda Brosnan; 11am, Cal Flynn & Pat Scanlon; Knockanure 10am   Mary O’Carroll.
READERS: Vigil, John Corbett; 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure Sunday 4th March  Patricia & Andrew Rogan
FIRST  Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

CONFIRMATION: A Pre-Confirmation Meeting in Moyvane School on Tuesday 28th February at 8pm for the parents of all who will  be confirmed this year.

PARISH: Meeting of the Finance Committee will take place in the Presbytery on Thursday 1st March at 8pm.

Training for Parish Pastoral Councils will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Wednesday 29th February at 8pm.