Knockanure Notes – 3rd June, 2013

NUNS ON THE RUN in Knockanure !! Join us Run , Walk or Jog exercise is a great way to battle mental health. Donation will be made to Pieta House, 23rd June at 2pm.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure Community Centre will take place on Monday the 10th June 2013.
Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance.  Anyone wishing to attend can ring the office on 068 49799.  New members especially welcome.

COLLECTION: Knockanure Defibrillator Church gate collection on Sunday 09th June 2013 at Knockanure Church. The money collected will go to updating the Defibrillator.

SERVERS: There will be a meeting for all Moyvane Church Altar Servers and Parents on Thursday 6th June at 6.45pm in Moyvane Church. We would like to invited any new children and their parents who wish to participate in the altar server ministry to also come along to the meeting. This is an important meeting to discuss the new Rota and child protection procedures and everyone is asked to attend.

FIRST Communion Class did their last session of Do this in Memory of Me at Sunday Mass in Knockanure on 2nd June, the children were presented with a scroll and Fr. Lucid thanked all involved in the programme.

BUSY Bee Pre- School opening in Moyvane National School in September, 2013. Contact Maria or Orla on 087 3867297.

THANKS: Irish Cancer Society Collection: Thank you to all who contributed & to all who collected at the Church Gate, Total collected €671.00.

BEST WISHES to all who are beginning their exams today.

HAPPY Retirement to Sean Foley, who recently retired from the staff of Kerry County Council after working for 28 years.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice launched his book of Sonnets at Writers’ Week, he reflects on life in the locality. Great sense of interaction of people, local and international at Writers’ Week, Noel O Grady gave us a reflection of our own Thomas Moore also.

LOTTO: Lotto Results for 31st May 2013. Jackpot E8,700 Numbers Drawn were, 5-20-24-27, No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to Eileen Kennelly, Knockanure; Pauline Woods, Knockanure; Michael & Noma O Connor, Asdee;
Nelius Clancy, Knockanure; Joe Rice, Asdee; Michael O Sullivan, Trien; Bar Prize Michael, Meehan; This Weeks Jackpot, E8,800.

CAR BOOT Sale; The monthly car boot sale and indoor market in aid of WL102fm takes place at the Community Centre, NCW on Sunday, June 9.  Gates open 7.30am,  Further information contact, 087 6866450.

MASS for the late Anthony Curtin at the Clounmacon Community Centre on Wednesday night June 5th at 7.30pm. Fr. Sean Sheehy will be concelebrating the Mass. All welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Annie/ Grease, presented by Theatretrix, produced by Jo Jordan, begins on June 5th, continues on June , 12th and 13th.

VIGIL FOR LIFE Prolife campaign there will be a Vigil for Life on Saturday, 8th June in Merrion Square, Dublin form 3pm. to 4pm. To organise a bus or to get bus details please telephone 087-266 8702.

DEATH took place on Wednesday 29th May 2013, of Sr. Mary Buckley, St. John of God Convent, Kilkenny and late of Ballylongford. Requiem Mass for Sr. Mary was celebrated on  Saturday 1st June 2013, in St. Patrick’s Church, Kilkenny followed by burial in Lislaughlin Abbey Cemetery, Ballylongford.

DEATH:  Netta O’Flaherty, RIP, Warrenpoint, Co. Down died recently,  Netta and her sister Maura was a regular visitor to the parish. Netta was daughter of William O Flaherty of Knockanure, and is survived by her brother Liam, and was predeceased by siblings, Sean, Pat and Maura.

DEATH took place on 27th May 2013 of Fiona Moore aged 16 years she was daughter of Martin and Deirdre Moore of Tralee. Fiona is survived by her parents, brother Killian, aunts, uncles and cousins. Fiona was granddaughter of Michael and Breda Moore of Listowel, grandniece of Maureen Nolan of Moyvane and Eileen Kennelly of Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Chris Sweeney, Eileen Goulding, Mairead Moroney, Hannah Doyle, Sr. Emilian Bunce, John Costelloe, John Moriarty, Fr Tim Enright, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Fr Con Herlihy, Br. Hermes O Connor, Bridget Kennelly, Tom Connor, Bill Barry, Fr Tommy O Hanlon, Willie Flaherty, Hannie Mulvihill, Sadie Shanahan, Howard Flannery, Eugene O Sullivan, Elizabeth Emmery, Paddy Doody, Sr. Gabriel Galvin, Fr. William Scanlon, John Paul McMahon, Sr. Claude Sheehy, Dan Scanlon, P J Flavin, Hannah Barnes, Mass on Tues. 4th 7.30pm Kathleen Dore; Mass on Wed. 5th at 7.30pm  for Brid Brouder; Mass on Thurs. 6th Knockanure 7.30pm; Mass on Fri. 7th 7.30pm Hughie Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sat. 8th 7.30pm John, Dan & Bridie Kearney; Mass on Sun. 9th at 11.00am for Christy Barry in Moyvane Church. Mass on Tues. 11th at 7.30pm for James & Annie O’Callaghan.

 FIRST Friday of the Month. Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the Morning and Moyvane in the Afternoon.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan; 11.00am, Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure, Margaret Flaherty & Mary Fitzgerald.

EVENTS: Pricilla’s School of singing and Drama Concert in Tarbert Community Centre on Saturday June 8, at 8:30pm and in St. John’s Theatre Listowel on Friday June 14, at 8pm. Proceeds in aid of  Recovery Haven Cancer Centre. Director; Pricilla Donovan, accompanist Amanda Mannix;

CHARITY: Kerry Four Peaks Challenge 2013, in aid of the Kerry Hospice takes place on July 26/27, more from Kevin on (086)3943508;

TRAIL: On Saturday 22 June 2013, the third annual 36km Great Southern Trail Midsummer Big Walk will commence from Abbeyfeale (Old Railway Station at 10.30 a.m.) and travel the 36km route of the old railway to Rathkeale. Register at [email protected] by June 15th;

MÉALA BEREAVEMENT AWARENESS CONFERENCE: Saturday 15th June in Institute of Technology Tralee (Solas Building). Registration from 9.30 – 10am. Conference starts 10am to 4pm. (a light lunch will be provided) Fee €10 for waged €5 for unwaged. For more information and registration forms email: [email protected] or call 068-24012.

SPACE STATION: is visible in our evening skies and  will continue to be visible until June 16th.

COURSE: in Pastoral Ministry, 2013 – 2014. The Diocese of Kerry will run a certified training programme for people involved in Parish ministry. The course aims to nurture the personal, spiritual and ministerial growth of leaders for ministry in today’s church, and to develop the confidence and competence of those involved in parish ministry. It also offers people an opportunity to deepen their understanding of their faith. The course will be taught in John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Killarney and in Ardfert Retreat Centre, Ardfert, over 20 nights,10 nights before Christmas 2013 and 10 nights in Spring 2014. For further information, contact: Frances Rowland @ 064 6632644, or email: [email protected] or check out

PADRE PIO ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE 15th October 2013 for 7 nights. Cost €875.00 contact Bernadette  on 0876019474.

THOUGHT: When the devil knocks at the door of my heart, I take Jesus by the hand. I ask Him to go with me to answer the door. When I open the door, the devil sees me and Jesus standing hand in hand and he says, “Excuse me, I must be at the wrong place.” He leaves. Herbert C. Gabhart

KDYS SUMMER ACTIVITIES, Fishing, Music, Art, Day Trips and Summer Camps now open for bookings. Places limited so please book early. For more information contact KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

As of last Thursday, there is now only one man alive who was born in the nineteenth century
With the death in Barbados on Thursday of James Emmanuel ”Doc” Sisnett, at the age of 113 years and 90 days, Jiroemon Kimura, of Japan, has become the last man alive to have been born in the 19th century. There are, according to the Gerontolgy Research Group at UCLA, 21 women born before New Year’s Day, 1901, who are still with us, most of them living in the United States or Japan, with others in Europe and Canada.

CUSACK: Miss Elizabeth Cusack, Cratloe West, Abbeyfeale, came over from Cratloe West to work Jack Doherty in Kilkee. Salesmen were so impressed by her that they encouraged Miss Cusack to go out on her own and that they would give her three months credit instead of the usual one months credit . she took their advice and opened shop with a sign over the door, Cusacks General Stores. Story told of Miss Cusack giving one boot to a man and telling him when he had the money to come back and she would then give the other boot. Miss Elizabeth Cusack, b1861-1957, and her niece Catherine Buckley, Bawnaraha, b1894-1957, are both laid to rest in the Buckley grave
in Knockanure Churchyard.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: West Limerick 102FM will hold a fundraising Race Night at Murphy’s Bar, Abbeyfeale on Saturday, June 8 at 8pm. For further information: Contact the station at 069-66200.

PILGRIMAGES TO LOUGH DERG 2013; Tuesday, July 2-4, Friday, July 26-28.  Contact Peg 068/31232.

DAY OUT WITH MAUREEN: Day Trip to Inis Moir on Sunday, June 23. If you have a free bus pass you can travel for free on the ferry otherwise it will cost you €20 return by going with a group if you go as an individual it will cost €25 return. If you are interested in travelling it is necessary to book your seat in advance for a place on the ferry. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

ALL IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE DUBLIN:. From the Rally for Life Committee: This summer, the most important date on the pro-life calendar is July 6. That’s when we hope you join with thousands of others to speak up for the right to life. Meet us at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin City Centre on 6th July at 2pm! please call/text us on: Katie (Dublin) on (01)8730463 / 087 7020255.

THE IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER: Founded in 1888, this year the Irish Catholic newspaper is celebrating its 125th anniversary and as part of these celebrations is hosting a conference entitled Horizon of Hope on June 8th at All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.The speakers on the Church and change will include: John Waters, Nuala O’Loan. Sarah Carey, Mary Kenny, David Quinn and Breda O’Brien.
call Geraldine at (01)6874020 or email [email protected].
Seats are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The website is

LOCAL Sites; Brosnan Family

Stack Clan

Noel O Grady at Writers’ Week.

Farmers Protest Dublin 28 May 2013

Writers Week Poetry May 2013.