Knockanure Notes – 9th July, 2013

FITNESS Camp at Ladies Beach Ballybunion,  Starting 9th July 2013, every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm.  For more information ring Terry on 087 0901020 or Maggie on 087 9866533.

CROAGH PATRICK, Bus going Sunday July 28th Contact Fitzpatrick’s Listowel, 068 21707.

DONATION: Knockanure Community Centre, A contribution of 400 euro was given to Cora O Brien on behalf of Pieta House from our recent annual walk/run. Again thanks to all who took part and who contributed in any way.

SEANCHAI: Special performances will be given at Seanchai  every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  from noon till 2pm, details from 068 22212.

BISHOP:  On the 21st July Fr Ray Browne will be ordained Bishop of Kerry diocese.

SEISIUN at Devon Hotel on Thursday nights at 9pm.

FLEADH: Munster Fleadh at UL from 14th to 21st July.

NEW MOON on the 8th July, some very welcome warm weather has arrived at last.

COLLECTION: The Kerry Branch of the National Council for the Blind will hold its Annual Church Gate Collection on Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly,

11.00am Katerina & Andrew Kellighan; Knockanure: 10.00am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

ANNIVERSARIES: Breda Walsh, Tom Sullivan, Jim and Bridie Reilly, Fr Michael Galvin, Fr James Kissane, Pat Keane, Maureen Leech, John Stack, Mary Murphy, Fr Dan Daly, Vanda Horgan, Bridie Sheehy, Pat Joe Stack, Jim Sullivan, Lil Mai Sullivan, Sean Sheehan, Julia Walsh, Nan and Michael Flavin, Aidan Holly; Mass on Sat. 13th at 7.30pm for  Mary & Maurice Dowling & Hilary and Sean Larkin; Mass on Sun. 14th at 10.00am  for Timothy & Mary Murphy and the  11.00am Mass is for  Fr. Jimmy Kissane & the deceased members of the Kissane Family and Months Mind Mass on Tues. 16th at 7.30pm  for David Riordan who died in Chicago recently.

KEANE: Mass for Mrs Teresa O’Carroll nee Keane formerly of Carrueragh, Moyvane and Melbourne, Australia at Knockanure Church on Thursday 11th July at 7.30pm

DEATH took place on July 3rd 2013 of Kevin McCarthy of Coilbee, Listowel and late of Croughcroneen, Lixnaw. Kevin was predeceased by his wife Eileen and is survived by daughters Lily Morris and Margaret and  son-in-law David, grandchildren Aileen, Rachel and Conor, his sister Norrie. Requiem Mass for Kevin McCarthy was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on July 6th , Kevin was laid to rest afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

DEATH took place of Seamus Vaughan of Upper Direen, Athea, on 30th June 2013, aged 92 years. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Sheehan who was a native of Kilbaha. Seamus is survived  by sons Joe, Myles, Richard, James and Thomas, daughters Margaret (Dalton), Carmel (Reidy), Shelia (O’Riordan), Helen (Ryan), Catherine (Enright), Joan Marie (Hassett-Hartnett), Breda (Foley) and Aine (Reidy), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law. Requiem Mass for Seamus Vaughan was celebrated in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, on 2nd of July 2013, chief celebrant Fr Bowen assisted by Canon Kelly and Fr Duggan, hymns and music was supplied by Jack O Rourke, Marlene Enright and Joe Foley. Seamus was laid to rest afterwards  in Holycross Cemetery, Athea beside his wife Mary who died in September 2010.

KILSHINAE CEMETERY  MASS, will take place on Friday 12th July at 8pm.

BALLYBUNION CEMETERY MASSES, St. Johns Cemetery Thursday 18th at 8pm. Killahenny Friday 26th at 8pm.

POPE: Letter from Pope Francis.

From Paragraph 57: “Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light. In Christ, God himself wishes to share this path with us and to offer us his gaze so that we might see the light within it. Christ is the one who, having endured suffering, is “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (Heb 12:2).”
Text from page of the Vatican Radio website

THANKS to everyone who helped out with our Fun Day in Moyvane, especially those who gave free of their time to help us. A Big Thank You to those who donated to our fundraising event. It was a very successful fundraising event. Thanks to all from Murhur National School, Moyvane Parents Council.

CAMPS: Summer Camps for both pre-school and primary school children continues at the Listowel Family Resource Centre throughout July and August. Further details from 068 23584.

The monthly meeting of the Alzheimers Carers Support Group takes place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday July 9th at noon.

Names are currently being taken for Dyslexia/Dyspraxia Summer Camp at the Listowel Family Resource Centre from 22nd -26thJuly. Further details from Listowel Family Resource Centre on 068 23584 or .

ST JOHN’S: Friday 12th, Ferguson and Barwick and on Wed. 17th Chekhov’s Summer Shorts, details from 068 22566.

THOUGHT: Anyone who tries self-sufficiency in the spiritual life soon falls prey to illusion. Anonymous.

VIGIL for Life, Bishop Leahy will lead a time of prayer for Life

On July 9th from 7pm to 8pm In The Cathedral of St John the Baptist Cathedral Place Limerick, All are welcome.

SHAKER: “Make every product better than it’s ever been done before. Make the parts you cannot see as well as the parts you can see. Use only the best materials, even for the most everyday items. Give the same attention to the smallest detail as you do to the largest. Design every item you make to last forever.” – Shaker Philosophy of Furniture Making

WOOD-TURNER: Donnchadha O’Connor is a wood-turner, who creates  hand-turned pens in a variety of styles and from a selection of locally sourced sustainably managed native timbers. Timbers used include Bog Oak, Yew, Hawthorn and Blackthorn. Donnchadha O’Connor, Kilbaha, Moyvane, Listowel, Co Kerry, Contact, Donnchadha O’Connor, 068 49909 / 087 9825157, Email:  [email protected]

OLD CHURCH in Knockanure predates any Dominican arrival. However, the evidence in most of these refuge sites is that the friars lived like secular clergy and worked in the churches near to the houses of refuge. The administration appears to have turned a blind eye to secular clergy. Their particular interest was in breaking the religious orders. The main reason for this is that the religious orders were international organisations and open to continental influences contrary to the policies in Westminster. In Creggs, Milltown, Donore, Castlewellan, Sixmilebridge, Ballingaul, Longwood, Swords, Malahde, Thomastown, Killyon, Rathcabban, Boula, Mount Mary, Castlelyons & Kilcommac the friars were living and dressing as secular priests at that time – there is no reasonable explanation as to why Knockanure alone would be the only one that was different. Their poverty would have necessitated work in the area and, whilst it is possible that they never worked in the chapel at Knockanure they would certainly have worked in other chapels in the area as incumbents.
The arrival in Knockanure was probably at the invitation of the Stack family but sadly there are no documents to tell us anything about what was happening or how the friars arrived there or why Knocknure was chosen. The friars were also in possession of a house near Spa but the likelihood is that the bishop of Ardfert wanted help in more remote places of his diocese during those troubled times. The redundant friars of Tralee would have been a welcome help in the years between the Puritan era and the rebuilding of Catholic dioceses in the early 19th century. Sadly much of this story remains a series of speculations as records do not exist and living memory is long gone by now!
By Fergal