Knockanure Notes — 29th November, 2015

CHIROPODIST will be in the Marian Hall on Thursday Dec 3rd at 10am. Book with Eileen Quinn on 49472.

RAMBLING HOUSE on Thursday 3rd Dec at 9pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshments will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at 086/3090948.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT DAY AT KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: takes place on Monday 14th Dec.  Mass at 12pm followed by meal at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All welcome.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION: This special collection takes place shortly.

SCHOOL and church cards and calendars, now available, pictures going back 50 years.

THE SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE wish to thank all who attended their Christmas Party.  Thanks to Fr. Kevin for saying Mass and our Main Sponsor’s Newtownsands Co-Op, Marian Hall Committee, I.C.A., Development Association and all the local business people who gave us such wonderful spot prizes. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCATION: on next Saturday Dec 5th after Mass at 8.30pm Santa Claus & some of his helpers will be in the village to switch on the Christmas Tree Lights.  There will be Carol singing etc.

PARTY in Athea; The Christmas party will take place on Wednesday, December 9th. Dinner at 1.00pm with music after by Blue Rhythm, dinner and entertainment, numerous spot prizes on the day.  Names to be handed in to Rose at Brouder’s Shop or Peggy Casey.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC Mon. 30th & Tues. 1st Dec.  5pm. to 8pm. each evening please note time change.

SINGING: West Limerick Singing Club will hold their monthly session on Friday 4th December in the Ramble Inn Abbeyfeale, welcome to all singers and storytellers

DEATH as taken place of Bridie Robinson nee Walsh of Tralee and late of Aughrim, Moyvane. Bridie  Died on 24th November 2015, daughter of the late Gus and Mary and sister of the late James. Survived by her daughter Roisin, grandchildren Tybat and Kaleed, brothers Thady, Vincent, Eddie and John Paul, Sisters, Kathleen, Noreen, Peggy and Ann, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.Requiem Mass for Bridie Robinson was celebrated on Friday at Church of the Assumption, Moyvane and burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Noreen Broderick nee Scanlon of Bunagara, on the 21st of November, 2015, wife of the late Danny. Survived by her son PJ and daughter-in-law Mai, grandchildren Norella and Pádraig, nephews Adrian, John, and Jeremiah and niece Mary Bridget, Requiem mass for Noreen Broderick was celebrated at Listowel Church on Tuesday, the 24th of November, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Josie Lyons, Mark Flaherty, Fr. John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Finbar Carmody, Ellen Quinn, Mary Manning, Ellen Vaughan, Pat Hayes, Jim Brosnan, Julia McElligott, Rita Fitzmaurice, Sr. Marie Costelloe, Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Betty Coughlin, Ollie Leahy, Tommy Faley, Bridie Stack, Mikey Holly, Margaret Dillane, Kay Holloway, Peggy Sheehan, Jackie Healy Rae, Tim Kennelly. Mass in Moyvane: Mon 30th at 7.30pm for John & Catherine Moloney, (Anni). Wed 2nd Dec at 7.30pm for Kathleen O’Connor,(Anni). Fri 4th at 7.30pm for Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice (Anni). Sat 5th at 7.30pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody (Anni). Sun 6th at 11.00am for Peggy Sheehan and her husband Mick,
Knockanure Church: Tue 1st Dec. at 7.30pm for Paddy & Bridie Flavin & Dec members. Sun 6th at 10.00am for P.J. Nolan.

NIGHT VIGIL IN KNOCK:  Monday December 7.  A Coach will be leaving Listowel at 4.30pm, Abbeyfeale Church 5pm, Bookings 068 31232 or 087 3966399.

FESTIVE JUMBLE SALE Old or unused items are being sought for a festive jumble sale to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. December 8 from 10am-1pm. Further details from Denis (068) 23584.

CAROL SERVICE BY ST. MARY’S PARISH CHOIR will take place Sunday 6th December in Listowel Church. At 7pm.

YEAR OF MERCY: Begins December 8th.No Christ, No Peace. Know Christ, Know Peace.

PADRE Pio Devotions is 15th December at 7.30pm at Lixnaw Church.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR  On Friday next 4th & Saturday 5th December at the Boy’s School Hall at 8pm

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOC. SHOP Willam St., Bumper Christmas Sale: toys, Novelties, Gift ideas etc. Thursday December 3rd starts 10.30am.

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE PARENTS COUNCIL are hosting a Pub Quiz in aid of St. Michael’s College Football Teams Friday 4th December at 9pm. in Christy’s, The Square.

DOWNSYNDROME KERRY are holding a public meeting in the Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd, on the 3rd December from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. We want to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for all your support and to inform you of the services that we provide Tel: 085-7737008.

KNOCKANURE SACRISTIAN’S COLLECTION:  The customary envelope collection for Margaret Carmody, will take place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Margaret has very kindly placed envelopes at the back of the Church.  Please take them home and return them with your contributions and place them in the box at the back of the Church before the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.  Very many thanks.

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend 5th & 6th December is for Diocesan Youth Service.

GIVING WITNESS: There will be a talk in St John’s Church, Tralee on Thursday 3rd Dec at 7.30pm. by Mr Phillip Ryan, “Giving witness to our Faith in this Year of Mercy”.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: to Fatima will take place from 11th May to 18th May 2016 ( 066/7131328.

LISTOWEL FRC. The ‘Kerrywide programme featuring Listowel Family Resource Centre can be heard on Sunday. December 6 at 9pm.

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: will take place from Friday – Sunday, December 4th – 6th at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

CONCERT: Tickets are still available for the High Kings who will perform in Glin Church on Thurs 17th of Dec. They can be purchased from Siobhan at 087 9944245.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held at the Community Centre in Tarbert on Sunday 13th December, to book your place please contact Breda Lavery 087-1909880.

VISIT SANTA at TARBERT BRIDEWELL. On the 6th of December from 3-5pm. Face painting and more!

UL Hospitals Group Patient Council, please contact Catherine Hand, Patient Liaison Officer via email at [email protected] or 061 482448.

ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE and readings by Candlelight will be held on Sunday December 13th at 7pm in St Marys Church Tarbert. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Community Centre.

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in your area in January 2016.  For more info contact the training unit on 0579370221.

CRAFT Fair All Tables booked. Sunday 6th December in the Community Centre Tarbert.

BOOK LAUNCH –“ A Commentary on the Apocalypse of John” by Dan O Connor at Tarbert Community Centre on Saturday 29th November immediately after Mass.  50% of the proceeds are going to charity.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES – Project Maths for Parents/Guardians, Just Cooking, Art, Nutritional Therapist, Mindfulness meditation for wellness.  For further information please contact 068 36105 or email: [email protected]

ABBEYFEALE FOR  AFRICA will hold  Annual CAKE SALE on Sunday December 13th in St Ita`s Hall .

I have wept in the night
For the absence of sight
That made me to others’ needs blind
But I never once yet
Felt a pang of regret
For being a little too kind.

HARTNETT: Biography of Rev. Jeffrey Hartnett, from: Memorial & Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, 1892, p. 373.

REV. J. A. HARTNETT, Rector of St. Patrick’s Church, Dallas, is a native of Erin’s Isle, county of Limerick, Ireland and a son of Daniel T. and Hanora (Donough) Hartnett. The father died in Weatherford, Parker county, Texas, in July, 1890, aged seventy years, and the mother now resides at the homestead in that county, aged sixty-eight years. They were the parents of twelve children, eight of whom are still living:1. Thomas D. Hartnett, a railroad contractor through Texas, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, and is now in Indiana on a contract for a railroad leading from Chicago East
2. Michael D. Hartnett, a hardware and farm implernent merchant of Graceville, Minnesota
3. Cornelius D. Hartnett, a wholesale grocer of Weatherford, being the senior member of the firm of C. D. Hartnett & Co.
4. Bridget Hartnett, wife of Charles Nolan, a farmer of Ankeny, Iowa
5. Margaret Hartnett, wife of John Hartnett, a railroad contractor and farmer near Weatherford
6. Augustine Hartnett, an Ursuline nun of Dallas, and known as Madam St. Mary Augustine
7. A. Hartnett8. Daniel D. Hartnett, a retail grocer of Weatherford.

Rev. J. A. Hartnett’s father’s half-brother, John F. Meagher, is ex-Governor of Minnesota. Daniel T. Hartnett was a man highly respected for his honesty and industry, and his children grew to mature years under the best parental influence, as is evinced by the business tact and high standing of each. They are all persons of prominence in their line, and are respected by a large circle of acquaintances.     Rev. J. A. Hartnett came to America with his parents in 1863, and to Texas in 1871. He was educated at St. Mary’s College, of St. Mary’s Kansas, and his theological studies were pursued at St. Mary’s Seminary, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was ordained July 5, 1891, and first served as assistant at the Pro-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, located at the corner of Bryant and Ervay streets, Dallas. Two months later be was appointed to his present position, which he has filled successfully and satisfactorily. His congregation is increasing rapidly, and in fact, has almost doubled since his pastorate began. Since early life Father Hartnett has taken kindly to theology, his reading and studies.
HARTNETT, JEFFREY ALOYSIUS (1859–1899). Jeffrey Hartnett, first priest ordained in and for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, son of Daniel T. and Honora Hartnett, was born in Ireland on April 20, 1859. He was less than four years old when he came with his parents, brothers, and sisters to America. Apparently in heavy debt, the family lived for a while “in the North,” moved south and west as Jeffrey’s father became a levee and railroad contractor, and arrived in Texas about 1870. They stayed for a short time in Texarkana and Clarksville and finally settled in Weatherford. Jeffrey helped his father at work and eventually became his bookkeeper. He participated in the construction of several railroad lines in Texas-the Texas and Pacific, the Houston and Central Texas, and the St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt).
Once the family was out of debt and firmly established, Hartnett felt free to pursue ecclesiastical studies. He attended St. Mary’s College in Kansas and St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, where he received a master of arts degree in 1891. He returned to Texas and was ordained at the procathedral in Dallas by Thomas F. Brennan, first bishop of the newly founded diocese, on July 5, 1891. He spent his first two years of ministry at Dallas and Paris, Texas. In 1893 he was sent to Ennis, where he built a church. In 1896 he was assigned to St. Patrick’s parish, where he completed a large brick-and-stone church started by his predecessor. In late 1897 he was appointed rector of the procathedral in Dallas and immediately applied his building and managing skills to the construction of the present cathedral. In early 1899 a smallpox epidemic broke out in Dallas, and Hartnett took upon himself the duty of attending to the spiritual needs of the disease victims at the pesthouse six miles away.
On the night of February 11–12, 1899, an unprecedented blizzard hit Dallas. The upper Colorado, Brazos, and Trinity rivers froze solid, many cattle died in West Texas, and the Gulf region suffered a hard freeze. Answering the call of spiritual duty, Hartnett walked to the pesthouse at the peak of the blizzard to administer last rites to a dying woman. He contracted smallpox, and on March 7, 1899, he died. His death deeply affected many people in the Dallas area. Expressions of regret were sent to the newspapers by a wide variety of organizations, from the Dallas City Council to the Ancient Order of Hibernians to the Dallas Freethinkers Association. The Dallas Morning News remarked: “No death which has occurred in Dallas for many years, has occasioned more general regret than that of Rev. Father Hartnett.” A true Christian folk hero, Hartnett soon became known as a “martyr to duty” and was the inspiration of poems, stories, and popular devotion.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Catholic Archives of Texas, Files, Austin. Dallas Morning News, February 12–14, 28, March 8–10, 1899. Southern Messenger, February 16, March 9, 16, 1899. Texas Catholic, July 11, 1891.
Aníbal A. González
POPE in Kenya:
Sr Mary Killeen rsm of the Mukuru Centre in Nairobi.
Pope Francis was due to meet Irish missionary nun Sr Mary Killeen in the Nairobi slum of Kangeme as part of his final day in Kenya before he travels on to Uganda.
The Mercy Sister is due to make a five minute presentation to the pontiff ahead of the announcement of financial assistance for a project selected as a memorial of the Pope’s visit.
Over half a million people live in the cardboard-and-tin slum in Nairobi, one of the city’s poorest and most densely populated, and lacking adequate sanitation and water services.
Most of these people have left their rural homes because of poverty and came to the city in the hope of finding work.
Some are successful but the majority, being unskilled and uneducated, remain jobless.
They live in very poor shacks made from cardboard or plastic material while those who are a little better off have houses made from corrugated iron sheets or similiar substances.
These one-roomed houses are approximately ten by ten feet and have no sanitation or running water. There is no waste collection and most of the waste, household and other, goes directly into the nearby river.
About 60% of Nairobi’s population live in slum conditions. Slum dwellers pay rent for their shacks to landlords who ‘own’ the land. The amount varies from US $12-25 per month depending on the location of the house.

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