Knockanure Notes – 4th March, 2012

COMMUNITY Centre dance will be held on Friday 16th of March at 9.30pm, music is by Blue Moon, all are welcome. For further information ring 068 49799. Community Centre sponsored walk will be held on April 1st.

SOCIAL day for the Active Retired takes place in Knockanure Community centre on Monday 12th March 2012.Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance. Anyone wishing to attend please ring the office on 068 49799 or 087 7528626 anytime, New members especially welcome.

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure National School, parents who wish to enrol Junior Infants in the school for school year 2012-2013 are invited to call to the school this week between 9.30am and 12.30pm to collect an enrolment form, completed forms should be returned to the school by the end of March.

QUIZ: Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure would like to thank those who attended their Pub/Table Quiz on March 2nd for their support. Thanks also to the following: Anne & Gerry Woods of Flynn’s Bar for the use of their premises, Marian Hall, Moyvane for loan of chairs, teachers and secretary of Scoil Chorp Chríost for supplying questions and keeping score, Knockanure G.A.A. & Flynn’s Bar for donation to Parents Association. Spot Prizes from Mags Deli, Listowel, Galebridge Agri (Johnny & Kevin Stack), Flynn’s Bar, Knockanure x 2, John F. McGuire Pharmacy, Listowel, Jim Gould Shop, Kilmorna, Mary & Enda Murphy (Taxi), Knockanure Community Centre x 2 and Paddy Kennelly’s Garage, Knockanure were much appreciated. Congratulations to Quiz Winners: Alanna Donegan, Gerard Donegan, Niamh O’Connell & Denis O’Connell. Prize money of 100 euro, they very kindly donated to the school.

CLOTHES: Spring Cleaning: If you are spring cleaning and have any old clothes to throw away Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure will be having a “used clothes collection”, Dates to be announced shortly.

EVENTS: Bingo in Moyvane every Thursday; Fr. Casey’s GAA Club will hold its annual social on Saturday March 10th in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale; Depression, relatives support  group meet at The Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm on March 7th,   Call 087-2993142 for details ;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; County Semi-Final of Scor na bPaisti will be held in Currow on March 11th at 2pm; Entrants are being sought for The Entrepreneur of the Year Award, details from 01 2212250; Suicide Awareness – Suicide Prevention.  This exhibition will take place on March 11th & 12th.  at Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre, Bypass Road, Killarney on Sunday (10.30am – 6pm) & Monday (10am – 4pm),

ST JOHN’S: Listowel Drama Group present Dancing at Lughnasa from 6th to 10th of March; Film Club are showing a Spanish film called Cell 211. Exhibition this month called Ireland from Outside by German born Viveca Amato, more from 068 22566.

FETAC course in Word-processing, details from 068 23584.

CLASS in Sign Language, details from [email protected]

WL102 fm, 5th annual awards night will take place at The Devon Inn on Monday, March 12 next.  Acts appearing include Declan Nerney, Nathan Carter, Just 2, Derek Ryan, Mike Condon, Crystal Swing, Jason Mc Gilligan, Jimmy Hynes, Kathy Kane, Mick Flavin, Lisa Mc Hugh, Paddy Joe, Philip Enright, She Amigos, Shaun Cuddy, Shannon Buston and Eurovision Star Marc Roberts.  Doors open 8pm, show commences at 8.45pm, Dancing until 2am.

TYRES: Goodyear is voluntarily recalling about 40,000 tires due to concerns of tread separation.

FULL Moon on 8th March. February 28th the planets Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury were in alignment with the Moon in the evening sky at 6.30pm. Transit of Venus across the sun is on June 6th, the next time it will occur is over 100 years time.

Land is very wet so far, but grass is plentiful, even lawnmowers can be heard working. Sycamore seeds are sprouting, outdoor rhubarb and cabbage are growing. Look up irishseedsavers  site for old varieties of plants and help preserve  them for the future. Tree Week ends March 10th.

JESUS asks a question;  How can anyone enter a strong man’s house and take hold of his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? (Matt 12:29)

You brood of vipers! How can you say good things when you are evil? (Matt 12:34)
Who is my mother? Who are my brothers? (Matt 12:48)
Why did you doubt? (Matt 14:31)
And why do you break the commandments of God for the sake of your tradition? (Matt 15:3)
How many loaves do you have? (Matt 15:34)
Do you not yet understand? (Matt 16:8)
Who do people say the Son of Man is? (Matt 16:13)
But who do you say that I am? (Matt 16:15)
What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life and what can one give in exchange for his life? (Matt 16:26)

DEATH occurred on Feb. 4th 2012 of Margaret Scollard, a native of Knocknagorna, Athea  and Raheny, Dublin She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Bridget Scollard. Margaret was predeceased by her brother John and sisters Anne and Mary, survived by her sisters Phil Kerin in Dublin and Josie in England.

DEATH took place on her birthday February 24th 2012 of Mary O Connell, nee Driscoll aged 87 years. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Curtin, Nora and Theresa Sugrue and Brid Foran. Mary was born to Jer Driscoll of Listowel Road, Moyvane, her mother nee Sweeney was a native of Tarbert died when Mary was aged 4 years. Mary had siblings Jim, Tim died in 1999, Jerry who died in 2004, and Tom. Her husband Joe O Connell died many years ago. Requiem Mass for Mary O Connell was celebrated by Fr Lucid in Moyvane Church on Monday 27th February 2012, Stevie Donegan sang the hymns. Mary was great for attending church in Moyvane and going with friends to the monthly St Pio Prayer meeting in Listowel. Mary O Connell was laid to rest beside her husband Joe in the O Connell grave. Among the Connell names on the headstone are, John died 1966, Michael 1944, Richard 1939, Nora nee Foley 1958 and Daniel 1966. Older  people still remember Tade Driscoll who was a grandfather of Mary.

ANNIVERSARIES: Garry McMahon, Moss  Pierse, Mary O Hanlon, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Mary Casey, Anna O Reilly, Mick Flavin, Catherine O Connor, John Dunford, Michael O Connor, Paddy Lysaght, Dan Enright, Lawerence Harnett, Sr Majella Flaherty, Mike Shanahan, Murt Daly, Mary Stack, Eileen Egan, Mick Liston, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsoll, Mass on  Thurs. 8th at 7.30pm for Catherine O’Connor, Glin Road, Mass on Fri. 9th at  7.30pm for  Patrick Hughes ; Mass
Sat. 10th at  7.30pm for  Maureen Kinnane; Mass on Sun. 11th in Knockanure at  for 10.00am Mary Carmody and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Jimmy Beaton.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4 to 5pm.Wed. 11.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm .

RETREAT at Ardfert; 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.

STATIONS of the Cross: Wed. 7th Knockanure at 7.30pm with the Stations of the Cross after Mass. Moyvane, Thurs. 8th 7.30pm,Mass for Catherine O’Connor, Glin Road, with Stations of the Cross after Mass. The Liturgy Group will lead us in the Way of the Cross.

CANDLE:  Altar Candle donations amounted to E440.00. READERS: Vigil Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Communion Class Parents; Knockanure Sunday 11th & 17th March Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

CONFIRMATION: A Meeting for the Children who will be confirmed this year will take place in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 6th March from 7-8pm. Many locals will be going to Confirmation Ceremony in Athea on March 9th.

Diocesan Collection for Emigrant Services on 10th & 11th March.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

PILGRIMAGE to Lourdes 2nd – 7th October, 2012, details from 066 7185940/41.

TROCAIRE Boxes are available in the church. Collection for emigrant services at the church this weekend. Spring station dues are traditionally given at this time of year.

CONGRESS: “Ring for Renewal” on St. Patrick’s Day. This is an invitation to pause on the journey of life, to withdraw from busyness for a moment, to reflect on how we can renew as people and as members of the Church as we prepare for the International Eucharistic Congress.