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MOYVANE AND KNOCKANURE PARISH.

 

Web: dioceseofkerry.ie

 

Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.   

 

Newsletter: October 30th – Nov.5th ‘21

 

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS:

 

Saturday 30th Oct’21 

 

Moyvane             Denis McEvoy RIP

 

                7.30pm

 

Sunday 31st Oct.’21  Knockanure              People of the Parish       9.30am

 

Moyvane             “Thank You” from the Noonan family for your support   11.00am

 

Monday 1st Nov.’21 Knockanure

 

Moyvane

 

Moyvane             All Saints Day     9.30am

 

11.00am

 

7.30pm

 

Tuesday 2nd Nov.’21 

 

Moyvane             All Souls Day       10.00am

 

 

 

Wednesday 3rd Nov.’21  Knockanure     Michael Culhane (Anniversary)

 

                10.00am

 

Thursday 4th Nov.’21 

 

Moyvane             Tim O’Connor RIP            10.00am

 

Friday 5th Nov.’21  Knockanure                 Mary Callan        10.00am

 

                                 

 

Priest on duty: Fr. Michael Hussey 087-2386084

 

 

 

Update from the Diocese on Covid: Religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits as existing measures remain (social distance/no physical handshakes/no full choir/no holy water in fonts/one way entry and exit/to Communion/Communion in hand only etc.)  All advised to be responsible as the incidence rate in Kerry is very high.  Dispensation from Sunday Mass and Holy Days obligation remains while Mass during the week is encouraged in lieu of it.

 

 

 

Mass for recently Deceased:

 

Nov. 16th @ 7.30pm Moyvane

 

Nov. 19th @ 7.30pm Knockanure

 

 

 

Mass Arrangement: Regular morning mass @ 10.00am does not exclude Mass at other times of the day for special occasions (on request).

 

 

 

Knockanure Community Centre Meals on Wheels service. Meals €6 each/€40 per week (7 dinners), contact Nora 087-7476717 or Mary 087-6328104.

 

 

 

Moyvane/Knockanure Christmas Cards: available in The Parish Office, Packet of 7 cards for €2.

 

 

 

Anam Cara Kerry is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 9th November at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents. For more information see anamcara.ie or call the information line on 01 4045378.

 

 

 

AGM of Knockanure Valley Txt Alert: Representatives of Muintir Na Tire Diarmuid Cronin and the local Gardai Sgt Mannix and Jim Foley will be in attendance, 1st Nov.’21 at 8pm Knockanure Community Centre. All welcome. 

 

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MOYVANE PARISH Newsletter

 

 

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline. Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church.  PARISH OFFICE WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2021. 

 

As a result of the latest restrictions announced last Tuesday, NO CONGREGATION allowed into Mass.  However, I will celebrate the following Masses alone. The Moyvane Masses can be heard on Assumption Radio on 99.9fm.  Masses from Knockanure are received on the tannoy system in the car park only. 

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 26th Dec to Sunday 3rd January - Radio only 

 

Sat 26th                                     7.30pm       ST. STEPHEN’S DAY – Patrick Curtin, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun 27th                                  11.00am        Ned & Maureen Sheehy, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Fri 1st                       12 noon            Ben Mulvihill, his loving parents Tessie & Denis 

 

                                                                                                                                & his nephew Denis Jones

 

Sat 2nd                                      7.30pm  Marie Walsh, Barragougeen (Months Mind) & Ellen Walsh (Anni)

 

Sun 3rd                                     11.00am  Dan O’Callaghan, Aughrim,  Johnny & Margaret Diggins, Murhur,

 

                                                                                                                                Patrick & Hannah Enright, Glin (Anniversaries)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 27th Dec to Sunday 3rd January – Tannoy only

 

Sun 27th                  9.30am         Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanaspig, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

Sun 3rd                                     9.30am             Teresa & Michael Bambury, Gortagleanna (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Denis O’Mahony  087/6807197. Emergencies only.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the family of Pat Moloney, Keylod whose funeral took place in Moyvane on Wednesday 23rd.   Pat was a kindly and gentle presence among us and the last number of months were quite difficult for him living with his illness which he bore with great patience and dignity.  May he enjoy the delights of God’s Kingdom this Christmas time with all who have predeceased him and who were there to  December.  Larry has relatives here in the Parish and was a frequent visitor.  Our prayerful support to all of Larry’s family at this time.  May Pat and Larry rest in peace. 

 

BAPTISMS:  Have been postponed until the current restrictions are reviewed on January 12th. 

 

THE EMMANUEL STORY ISN’T TOLD IT’S FELT

 

As you are aware one of our bell chimes in our Assumption Church is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”   I was delighted to play it for so many of our Advent Masses.  Emmanuel is the Hebrew word for ‘God is with us’. This Advent song is a prayer of yearning for the coming of Jesus in our world to establish His Kingdom.  Jesus taught us to pray, ‘Thy Kingdom come’.  Our experience tells us that the Kingdom is yet to come, because we do not enjoy harmony, peace, justice and love all around us.  Our faith, based on experience also tells us that there is more than the ‘not yet’ reality in our lives.  We have known Emmanuel moments.  For example, our daily hot dinners from Knockanure Community Centre, our two excellent National Schools who have run everything so well during C19.  Each of us has our own Emmanuel story.  It may be a friendship restored.  It might be a person making a new start in the faith after some time of alienation.  It might have been escaping unharmed after a close call while driving.  It might be a prayer answered, good news from hospital tests, a change of heart.  But the best Emmanuel story isn’t told, it’s felt.  This happens when families come together and enjoy each other’s companionship and celebrate the existence of God with us.  He is with us with His healing love. May it protect and bless us as we head to the New Year.  You all have my prayerful blessings for a safe, healthy and joyful 2021.  Keep me in your prayers too.

 

PRAYER FROM THE HEART

 

A Dad with his five-year-old son, was putting him to bed.  After some manoeuvring and a lot of fun Daddy finally go the little fellow into his night clothes and was about to lift him into bed when the child said, “But Daddy, I have to say my prayers”.   He knelt down beside his bed, joined his hands, raised his eyes to Heaven and prayed: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep……”  That was his usual prayer, but tonight he looked up at his Dad, raised his eyes to Heaven and prayed.    “Dear God, make me a great big, good man like my Daddy.  Amen” In a moment he was in bed and in 5 minutes asleep.  And then the Dad knelt beside his son’s bedside and prayed: “Dear Lord, make me a great big, good man like my son thinks I am.”

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

                CONSCIOUS FAITH

 

A Priest friend of mine in Liverpool has just got an appointment to work as a hospital Chaplain.  Recently he was glancing through the admissions chart and found one which stated that the patient was a Catholic.   But there was also a curious note affixed which read:  “Does not want to see a priest unless he is unconscious”  A question for all of us this week – when you need help or advice is it when you are conscious or unconscious?

 

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY – TODAY

 

The Holy Family is seen as the model for the human family, the religious community and the Church itself.  The celebration of the Word Made Flesh has brought us to see God’s closeness.  In the Holy Family we see the ordinariness of the life of Jesus, the simple acceptance by Mary and Joseph of the marvels of God. In daily life of family and community we can touch the Divine, we come close to God.  Peace and joy of the Holy Family to all families this day and always.

 

UNTOLD WEALTH

 

One Christmas Eve, many moons ago, a business man hurried to a supermarket just before closing time.  “Buying your turkey?”, asked a friend.  “No, sausages for hot dogs”, the businessman quickly replied.  He explained how, years ago, a bank failure, suddenly wiped all he had.  He faced Christmas with no job, no money and no food.  He, his wife and small daughter said grace before dinner that year and then ate hot-dogs – a whole kennel of them.  His loving wife had given each sausage tooth picks for legs and curly straws for tails and whiskers.  Their daughter was enchanted and her infectious delight spread happiness among them.  After dinner they gave thanks for the most loving and festive time they ever had.  “Now, it’s a tradition”, the man said, “hot-dogs for Christmas – to remind us of that happy day when we realised we still had one another and our God given sense of humour.”  While we have been reminded continually that this is a different Christmas, let us be mindful of all those who have made Christmas special for us in the past and let’s make the most of these Christmas days which are so full of restrictions.  

 

MESSAGE IN A CHRISTMAS CARD

 

As both our Churches will be open daily for private prayer, near both Cribs there will be Parish Christmas Cards.  These are not to be sent to anyone, they are to be kept and I encourage the following:  Write a few words of blessing that you encountered since C19 came to this country.  Get the young folk in your family to write their names and

 

those who cannot write, trace the imprint of their hand on the card.  Pack these cards away with your decorations and each year this card can be viewed as a reminder please God, that God protected us and brought us through.  I know you may not feel like doing this at this time, but to the future generations it can be that capsule which can remind them that we supported and helped each other in fighting this invisible, awful virus.  I really encourage you to put down positive points or even if it is just your signature with a prayer.  Don’t leave the card blank.  I guarantee you as the years roll on, these cards will become precious blessings to us.  The cards are free and you don’t need envelopes as you are holding onto them at home.  Today, the Feast of the Holy Family is a good day to write on these cards.  They will be there all through the Christmas Season.  

 

                                                            FOUR LETTER WORDS

 

We all try to avoid using four-letter words, but some four-letter words can change our Parish!  Try Love, Care, Hope, Heal, Feel, Duty,  Home, Good, Kind, Pity, Rest, Seek, Live and above all Pray!

 

FLAGS FLYING:  It is not easy to fly flags during these difficult and anxious days.  However, we have flags in front of both of our Churches and some with a difference!  A Santa flag and a flag for the Front-Line workers.  It is great that Santa was not restricted in his visit to all the children & Front-Line flag says it all.  MÍLE BUÍOCHAS:  Very many thanks for your generosity, for your gifts and cards which I have received over the past week or so.  Many of the greeting cards have lovely verses.  In one of the cards I came across these words which also carried traditional New Year Greetings.  ‘We wish you the least of the very worst and the most of the very best’.  That is my greeting to you as we head towards 2021. 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST 25TH DEC. 2020

 

MASSES

 

Christmas Eve 24th

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

Marie Fealey, Courthouse Rd. Birthday Remembrance / Dec. Mem. Stack, O’Sullivan, Gallagher & Buckley Families, Gortcreen / Thomas & Joan Keating & Dec. Family, Dirha Cottages

 

               

 

Vigil  4pm.

 

Dec. Mem Collins, Kilmorna & O’Connor Family, Patrick St. / Margaret Horgan, Moybella & Knockroe Dr. / Maurice, Mary & Sr. De Lourdes O Connor, Grogreen / Michael & Pauline Kennedy, Limerick / Michael McDonnell, Clare & Maurice Murphy, Finuge

 

               

 

6pm

 

William & Hannah Corkery, Lixnaw / Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Rd. / Bridie Sayers, Greenville / Dec. Mem. Hayes Family, Gortnaminch / Michael & Kathleen Browne, Waterford Jack & Kathy Quilter, Killflynn / Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee &  Dec. Mem. O’Sullivan & Browne families

 

               

 

8pm.

 

Christmas Day

 

25th Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

Jim & Anne O Sullivan, Charles St. / Lila Stack, Charles St. & Eileen Cotter nee Stack, Glenoe

 

               

 

8.30am

 

Rich Kissane, Clountubird / Charlie Chute, Greenville / Oliver O Neill, Tom & Josie Doyle, Bridie Hassett & Noreen Guiney

 

               

 

10.30am

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

12.30pm

 

Saturday 26th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

Michael McCarron, Gurtinard, Birthday Remembrance /

 

Edel O Halloran, Church St.

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Dec. Mem. Corridan, Fitzgerald & Moriarty Families

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sunday 27th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

Helen O Connell, Duagh, Sr. Joan Harnett & Mary Gallagher / Special Intention

 

               

 

9.00am.

 

Joe O Carroll, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Michael Moore,  Cahirdown, Michael & Elizabeth Moore & Henry Schmoll / John Mahony, Ballygrennane

 

               

 

11.30am.

 

 

 

Parish Office is Closed for Christmas: and will re–open on Thursday, Jan. 7th at 10.00 a.m. Feel free to contact Fr. Declan after each of our daily masses throughout the Christmas period and is available for all emergencies on the  Parish Mobile : 087-0908949. To book mass intentions for the following week please email: listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

As we bring 2020 to a close, again I feel very privileged and it is my honour to work with you as your Parish Priest here in Listowel. It has been a very difficult and a most challenging year for all of us. Unfortunately, so many of our Parish services had to be put on ‘pause’ since the beginning of last March because of Covid 19. However, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you the Parishioners, the Priests of our Pastoral Area, Fr. Martin Hegarty and Fr. Sean O Sheehy for the support that you have given to the Parish and to me personally throughout the year. It takes a lot of people to make a Parish active and to keep it going in these difficult and challenging times. It could not happen only that we are blessed with good staff, Denise (Parish Secretary) and Catherine & Helen (Sacristans) and a lot of volunteers who are dedicated to our Parish. Many of you work behind the scenes and you might feel your work sometimes goes unnoticed but each person in their own right plays their part and each does it so well. I thank the Parish Finance Council who keeps an eye on the Parish Finances. I thank the Parish Pastoral Council and the Safeguarding Children Committee for their support and guidance. Thanks to the Parish Liturgy Group who co-ordinate the various ministries and liturgies. The Eucharistic Ministers, the lectors / readers, our ushers during the lockdown with the Covid 19 sub committee / the collectors, the counters who count the offerings weekend after weekend, the Parish Choir, the Parish Folk Group, the members, directors and musicians. We are blessed to have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament weekly in our Parish. Thank you all who make it possible. We have the Saint Pio Prayer Group who run their monthly meeting and the Legion of Mary– and I’m not forgetting my Altar Servers, their parents and teachers for their support. Also our Youth Readers Group and Children’s Liturgy Group, Parish Baptism Team & First Friday Cuppa Ladies.  This year we also have our Youth Ministry Team who work with our young people. You all do a great job and your help is much appreciated.  To those who clean the church – not alone is this done for Christmas, but it is done quietly all year around. Those who donate flowers and look after both inside and outside the church and Presbytery grounds throughout the year. So many visitors remark on how well each place looks. This is a tribute to you, so take a bow. To those of you who put up the Crib and those who are available at a moment’s call to do the various maintenance jobs throughout the year.  We are dependent on each other for friendship, support and finance. Thank you for your generosity and kindness to your Parish and to me personally right throughout the year. Christmas 2020 will be like no other and more especially that we are now going into ‘lockdown’ again. We can only ‘do our best’ and now look forward with ‘Hope’ with the imminent role out of the vaccine.  I pray that God will bless, keep you safe and reward you and your family with all his gifts this Christmas and throughout 2021. In the meantime, keep safe and look after yourself.

 

 

 

                       Míle Buíochas’- Thank You – Have Happy Christmas despite Covid 19          God Bless   Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P.

 

 

 

 CHRISTMAS OFFERING: Many thanks for your generous Christmas Offerings already received. Again, this year is so different as you must drop your offering into Box at the back of the church. Should you not have done so as yet, please do so as soon as you can afford it and drop into the box or into the letter box in the Parish Office. Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

                        A PRAYER FOR FAMILIES AROUND THE CRIB AT HOME

 

 

 

Jesus, Bless us this year. Bless us with joy and with hope,

 

 

 

Forgiveness and love. Bless us with the new life

 

 

 

of Your cross and resurrection. May we join with you in spreading

 

 

 

the peace and love of the Kingdom of God. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Moyvane, Knockanurre and Listowel church news

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline. Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church.  

 

PLEASE NOTE THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM TUESDAY 22ND DECEMBER AND REOPENING ON TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2021. It is important that if you need anything from the Parish Office that you attend to it no later than this Monday 21st December. I ask you to reflect that you have sixteen Masses to choose from this Christmas Week.  I encourage you to pick one Mass to attend and make it your Christmas Mass.  Your cooperation is deeply appreciated in these very vulnerable times.  Please note that nobody will be turned away from our Churches, but if the Churches are full, we have plan B which is tuning into Masses from Moyvane on 99.9fm and on the tannoy system in Knockanure car park. Those in the car parks will receive Holy Communion if they wish – instructions will be issued at each Mass. 

 

                                 MASSES THIS CHRISTMAS WEEK ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th December   

 

Sat 19th                                    7.30pm             Con Healy, Moyvane North (1st Anni)

 

Sun 20th                 11.00am            Connie Shine, The Village (Anni) & deceased of Shine family

 

Mon 21st                10.00am            Special Intention – New Home & family blessing

 

                                                                    7.30pm        Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea – Birthday Remembrance      

 

Tues 22nd          7.30pm                   Fíachra Harrington, Co. Waterford (Rec Dec)

 

Wed 23rd          7.30pm        Shared Christmas Mass (for living on Christmas list)

 

Thurs 24th           5.00pm      CHRISTMAS EVE MASS – Special Intention

 

                                                                   9.00pm        Special Intention

 

Fri 25th                                     11.00am       CHRISTMAS DAY MASS – Special Intention

 

Sat 26th                                     7.30pm       ST. STEPHEN’S DAY – Patrick Curtin, Aughrim (Anni)

 

Sun 27th                  11.00am        Ned & Maureen Sheehy, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 20th to Sunday 27th December

 

Sun 20th                  9.30am       Willie O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

Tues 22nd          9.30am       Special Intention - New Home & family blessing

 

Thurs 24th          7.00pm                  CHRISTMAS EVE MASS – Special Intention

 

Fri 25th                                     9.30am             CHRISTMAS DAY MASS – Special Intention

 

Sun 27th                  9.30am         Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanaspig, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Yours truly  089/4044816. Emergencies only.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To Tony & Timmy Horgan, Trien on the death of their loving sister Kathleen (Cath) Mankin, who died in London during the past week.  Our prayerful support and encouragement to them at this time.  Mass will be offered for happy repose of her soul in Knockanure Church later. May Cath rest in peace. 

 

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS E-RETREAT: from the 18th - 20th of Dec. Free reg on www.youth2000.ie   CHRUCH ART CALENDAR 2021:  I am delighted that this week with your Newsletter, you will receive a beautiful religious calendar for your home.  Enjoy and please display.  It is full of prayerful reflections and highlights all the Saints who continually pray for us each day of the year.  May 2021 be a grace filled year for each and every one of us.   Happy 2021 to each and every one of you. 

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Wish everyone a Happy and safe Christmas. We hope that the New Year will bring an end to Covid 19 and lead to a healthier and stress-free environment. We take this opportunity to thank all who helped us in anyway throughout the past year. A special thanks to all who have made generous financial contributions.  Further donations would be gratefully appreciated.

 

WELL DONE MARGARET:  Margaret Foley raised a massive €5090.09 to date for Sliabh Mish Ward in UHK from her walk from Moyvane Church to the Hospital.  Fantastic achievement.  Well done.  

 

 

 

 

 

SR. SCHOLASTICIA TOUCHED AND ENRICHED  SO MANY LIVES – INCLUDING MY OWN

 

To the Scanlon family, Ballyagh, West Limerick and to the Presentation Sisters, Killarney on the death of Sr. Scholasticia whose funeral took place on Tuesday last in the Cathedral, Killarney.  On a personal basis, Sr. Scholasticia, helped me immensely in my introduction to my Ministry in the Diocese of Kerry.  After Ministering for nine months in Kenmare, I had nine years in the Parish of Killarney.  During that time Sr. Scholasticia was a terrific help in all celebrations but especially at Christmas and Easter in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road.  She helped, encouraged and blessed me in numerous ways in my Priesthood and I am indebted to her for her kindness, generosity

 

and loyal support over the years.  I was so saddened to hear of her death last Sunday as Limerick were winning their second All-Ireland in three years.  She was a loyal and proud supporter of Limerick.  May God’s grace and blessings be with Sr. Columbanus and Sr. Attracta and the Presentation Family on the loss of a wonderful colleague who was so generous in serving the Lord in so may ways.  She was an excellent teacher in

 

Ballycasheen School in Killarney.  May her gentle soul enjoy the delights of Heaven this Advent and Christmas Season.   Unfortunately, because of the times we live in I was unable to attend her funeral, however, with fifteen parishioners we celebrated a Mass in thanksgiving for her life on her funeral day in the Church of the Assumption at 11am.  May she rest in peace.  

 

       SAY GOODBYE TO THE FRAGMENTS THAT CAN’T BE MENDED

 

It has been very difficult in so, so many ways for all of us this year.  We all have been affected so dramatically since last March.  It has reminded me quite strongly that sometimes there are parts of our lives that are unmendable.  Like the old Humpty Dumpty Rhyme, we cannot always put the pieces of our life back together again; at least not in the same way that they were before.  Some pieces are irreplaceable or unable to be ‘fixed’.  Lost jobs, shattered relationships, loved ones who have died, dreams never brought to birth, bodily changes from disease and accidents are all situations that cannot be restored.  A visitor to the Parish some months ago invited me to go with him to one of our cemeteries.  I accepted.  He wanted me to say some prayers at his parents grave.  He was keen to speak “Both my parents died without any reconciliation between us.  I, their only child, did not live up to their expectation, nor did they to mine, I wish it had not been so and they must have felt the same.  The pain and distance between us was so great that I didn’t even attend their funerals”.  This man cannot mend the relationship with his parents but he is trying hard, with the help of faith, to mend his own heart and he is seeking reconciliation.  Old hurts, heartaches, memories, destructive behaviour and other inner wounds do not have to break us apart forever.  We need wisdom to know when something is mendable and when it is not reparable.  Maybe, this last Sunday of Advent 2020, we can all look at our lives to see if there are any fragments that cannot be mended and if so give them one final goodbye.  All four of our candles on the Advent wreath are lit.  Christmas is fast approaching and we are moving to injury time.  We need to be at peace with Jesus and with each other.                                                  THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CRIB

 

The appearance of the Crib in both our Churches is a lovely sign that Christmas is at the doorstep.  St. Francis of Assisi assembled the first Crib in a cave on an Italian hillside in 1223.  His aim was to make the Christmas story come alive for the shepherds and farmers of the locality.  On Christmas Eve the Friars and the people assembled with candles and torches to illuminate the night.  Then Francis arrived and was very happy when he saw the preparations they had made.  The Crib was put in place.  The hay was brought in.  The cow and the donkey were led forward.  The woods rang with their prayers.  The rocks echoed with their hymns.  Francis spoke to them about God’s Son coming among us sons and daughters, of the same Father.  At the end of the vigil they all returned to their homes full of peace and joy, feeling very close God and to one another.                                                      GLORIOUS WORDS

 

Heading to Friday – Christmas Day – just keep these glorious words of John Betjeman in your heart!

 

“No love that in family dwells, No carolling in frosty air,

 

Nor all the steeple – shaking bells, Can with this single truth compare That God was man in Palestine, and lives today in Bread and Wine”

 

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Listowel Church News 18 12 2020

 

For Listowel Parish

 

20th to 27th December

 

Sat. 19th

 

               

 

Madge Brosnan, Coolagown, 1st Anniversary & Thomas Brosnan, Rec. Dec. / Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Church St. / Breda Walsh Finuge

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm Sun  20th

 

               

 

Josephine Griffin & Dec. Mem. of the O’Connell family, Lixnaw / Angela Lowney, Moyvane & Clonakilty

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Edmund Murphy, Behins / Dec. Mem. Bartishell Family, Convent St. / William O Gorman, Knockane / Tom Keane, Derry /

 

Cathy Scannell, Skehenerin & Bunagara / Ken Crowe, Limerick, Birthday Remembrance

 

11.30am

 

Mon 21st

 

Mary Elizabeth Sweeney, Convent St. Birthday Remembrance / Mary Walsh, Dirha / Special Intention

 

10.30am

 

   Tues 22nd

 

Joan Hayes ness O’Brien, Bridge Rd. & Tanavalla, Months Mind / Michael Healy, Lauragh

 

10.30am

 

Wed  23rd

 

               

 

Denise Kelly, Nell & Jack O Connelly & Ted Foley, Gortcreen / Jack & Mamie O Connor, & Angela Caslin / Sean Curtin, St. Brendan’s Tec. / Private & Special Intentions

 

               

 

10.30am Ccmas Eve. Thurs 24th

 

Marie Fealey, Courthouse Rd. Birthday Remembrance / Dec. Mem. Stack, O’Sullivan, Gallagher & Buckley Families, Gortcreen /

 

Thomas & Joan Keating & Dec. Family, Dirha Cottages

 

               

 

4.00pm

 

Dec. Mem Collins, Kimora & O’Connor Family, Patrick St. / Margaret Horgan, Moybella & Knockroe Dr. / Maurice, Mary & Sr. De Lourdes O Connor, Grogreen / Michael & Pauline Kennedy, Limerick / Michael McDonnell, Clare & Maurice Murphy, Finuge

 

               

 

6.00pm

 

William & Hannah Corkery, Lixnaw / Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Rd. / Bridie Sayers, Greenville / Dec. Mem. Hayes Family, Gortnaminch / Michael & Kathleen Browne, Waterford  Jack & Kathy Quilter, Killflynn

 

               

 

8.00pm Ccmas Day Fri 25th

 

Jim & Anne O Sullivan, Charles St. / Lila Stack, Charles St. & Eileen Cotter nee Stack, Glenoe

 

               

 

8.30am

 

Rich Kissane, Clountubird / Charlie Chute, Greenville / Oliver O Neill, Tom & Josie Doyle, Bridie Hassett & Noreen Guiney

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Peg & Dominic Hilliard, Joan & Mossie Carraig, Kathleen & John Phealy & Jo Margaret Ryan 

 

               

 

12.30pm Sat 26th

 

Michael McCarron, Gurtinard, Birthday Remembrance

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Bill O Sullivan, Coilbee & Dec. O’Sullivan & Browne families / Dec. Corridan, Fitzgerald & Moriarty Families

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm Sun 27th Special Intention

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Michael Moore, Cahirdown / Joe Carroll, St. Brendan’s Tec. / Michael & Elizabeth Moore & Henry Schomoh / John O Mahony, Ballygrennan

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Anne & Kevin Croghan, Charles St.

 

CHRISTMAS MASSES RE TICKETS All Christmas eve & Christmas Day 10.30 tickets are all gone. Only a few left for Christmas Day 8.30am. & 12.30pm. pop into the parish Monday 21st.

 

PARISH OFFICE will be closed from Christmas Eve, 24th Dec. and will open 7th January 2021. Feel free to contact Fr. Declan at our daily masses throughout the Christmas period and is available for all emergencies on the Parish Mobile: 087-0908949.

 

LISTOWEL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS & CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET ARE ON SALE in the Parish Office.  Christmas Cards 6 per pack €5. Christmas Mass Bouquet €11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Knockanure Moyvane and Listowel Church news 13 12 2020

 

 

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Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline

 

Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church. Numbers attending are still restricted – Moyvane Church 50 people and Knockanure Church 40 people.  Baptisms can go ahead. Please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office for information regarding the strict guidelines.  Please note the Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday 22nd December and reopening on Monday 4th January 2021. It is important that if you need anything from the Parish Office that you attend to it no later than Monday 21st December.                                                                            Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th December   

 

 Sat 12th                                  7.30pm              Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list)

 

 Sun 13th                                11.00am            Mike Joe, Eily Mai & Seamus O’Flaherty, 

 

                                                                                                The Village (Anni)

 

 Mon 14th                            10.00am Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list)

 

 Tues 15th               7.30pm             John & Timmy Buckley, New Houses (Anni) their parents 

 

                                                                                                 Elizabeth & Jeremiah & dec of Buckley & Kiely families

 

 Fri 18th                                    7.30pm              Ned, Catherine & Nora Keane, Lenamore (Anni)

 

 Sat 19th                                   7.30pm              Con Healy, Moyvane North (1st Anni)

 

 Sun 20th                                11.00am             Connie Shine, The Village (Anni) & dec of Shine family

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 13th to Sunday 20th December

 

Sun 13th                 9.30am              John Joe Barry, Knockanure Village (Months Mind)

 

Wed 16th                7.30pm             Shared Christmas Mass (for living on Christmas list) Thurs 17th      7.30pm             John & Peggy McElligott, Lissaniskea, Kilmorna & their

 

                                                                                                daughter Betty McElligott Neumann

 

 Sun 20th                  9.30am            Willie O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan, P.P. Lixnaw  087/2461749.

 

Emergencies only.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  To the Meade family, Aughrim on the death of their cousin Gerald Stack, Dooncaha, Tarbert whose funeral took place last Saturday.   To the McEnery family, Tubbertureen on the death of their loving mother Kitty, whose funeral took place in the Parish on Tuesday.  To the Leahy family, Oakpark, Tralee on the death of Mary, our sympathy to Sr. Ailbe (Presentation Convent, Lixnaw) and Sr. Columbanus (Presentation Convent, Killarney) as Mary was their sister.  We assure all of the aforementioned of our prayers at this sad and vulnerable time.  May Gerald, Kitty and Mary rest in peace. 

 

SUNDAY OBLIGATION:  While we are delighted to have our Churches open, I remind you that the Sunday obligation is still lifted.  In reality this means that any Mass you attend any day during the week will fulfil your Sunday obligation.  I ask you in particular to be aware of Masses beginning Christmas week 21st December.  As it will not be possible to have large crowds on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I am encouraging you to choose a Mass any day during that week which will suffice for your Christmas obligation.  When the numbers are at the permitted capacity in the Church, people have a choice to listen to the Mass on the radio 99.9fm in their cars or on the tannoy system in Knockanure.  Those in the car parks will have an opportunity to receive Holy Communion.  Guidelines for this will be explained at each Mass.  No bookings required but seats are allotted on a first come first served basis.  

 

                                                                                 NOTICES

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST: Our School enrolment process for 2021 school year has commenced.  Please go to www.knockanurens.ie or contact the school on 068-49130 (between 9.30 & 12.30 each day) for further details. MURHUR N.S PARENTS COUNCIL:  SPLIT THE BUCKET DRAW on Friday 18th of December @ 9:30am - envelopes still available for the usual outlets throughout Village.  

 

COOKBOOK: The Children of Murhur NS have 'cooked-up' a delicious treat in the form of a Cookbook just in time for Christmas! These Cookbooks will be available for purchase in Hollys Gala.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Meals on Wheels are available on an ongoing basis.  Meals €6 each or 7days €40. Phone Nora 087 7476717 or Mary 087 6328104.  Would you like your Christmas Meal cooked for you?  Meals will be available from Knockanure Community Centre.  Last day for order and payment is 1pm on

 

18th December.  2 to 3 people €45 or 4 to 6 people €80.  Contact Paul 087 9378663 or Nora 087 7476717.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           THE CHALLENGE OF CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS 2020.

 

Parishioners,

 

Everyone agrees regarding when is the ‘number one time’ that people come to church to unite in celebrating The Eucharist, - Christmas. Parents bring young children; the singing of the Christmas carols is special; the statue of the baby Jesus is carried through the church and placed in the straw in the crib; meeting other around the crib after Mass. There is happiness that this Christmas we will at least have small congregations, there is sadness that it will not cater for all that would like to come. Churches that can seat over 1000, find themselves confined to 100 or 150; churches that can take 400 with some standing are reduced to fifty. Parishes will judge by the number of Masses being planned the total number that can be facilitated. 

 

Christmas even with extra Masses will fall far short of accommodating 50%. Parishes are considering putting on Christmas Masses on the weekday evenings before Christmas, (or on St Stephen’s Day) but all will want to be there on the eve or the morning. Can those who are present offer Mass on behalf of the rest of their family and the whole parish family? Can people genuinely unite with the Mass from home if the Mass is streamed via the internet? Recent weeks have brought home to us all just how contagious the corona virus is. Once the church reaches its capacity, no one else can be let in. How difficult and sad to turn people away on Christmas night! Parishes are unsure what to do. Parishes may opt for a booking system or a ticket system. Remember too, some priests have pre-existing conditions or are of an age where they must not put themselves at risk.

 

People are asked to be understanding. Thank God with the good news of the vaccines it is just for one Christmas. If we cannot unite around the altar, let us be united in spirit. Remember the first Christmas did not turn out ideal for Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. Yet in the Stable at Bethlehem there was warmth, peace, and joy.  

 

Many families and many people advanced in years might content themselves with coming to Mass in the days before Christmas or during the Christmas season, an opportunity to receive Holy Communion for Christmas. Many families will put their focus on gong to the parish church at a quiet time and saying their own prayers before the crib. Families joining in the Mass from home (via streaming, or daily 10.30 Mass on RTE News Now or, 10am Sunday Mass on Radio Kerry), have found it made them conscious that home is a place for prayer.

 

Where better than in the home to pause and be aware of God’s presence, and, giving thanks, to renew trust in him, At Mass, many priests will pray a special prayer of blessing on the cribs in the homes of the parish. I invite you to daily pause before the crib and ponder the mystery of Emmanuel, ‘God is with us’. Parishes are doing their best. This Christmas is unique. We cannot allow people into the church beyond the maximum number. Thanks to ushers and cleaners the church will be safe for those who enter. Please be understanding. Find out the details concerning your own parish.  Rising above our difficulties let us unite in prayer joyfully honouring the birthday of Jesus Christ the Son of God and, giving thanks for all that was good in how our communities responded to the challenge of the corona virus. Let us count our blessings, there is so much to be grateful for. United in the Holy Spirit, let us pray for one another and for all in our communities. Be assured you are in my prayers in all the Masses I celebrate over the Christmas.                     + Ray Browne  

 

                            UNDER-SIDE OF HEAVEN

 

One moonlit night recently a mother was strolling with her young son by her side.  His curious eyes took in everything in sight – lights, trees, stars, reflections on pools of water in the fields and he offered a comment on each of them.  They rested on a seat with the boy stretched out, his head on his mother’s lap.  The boy gazed skyward in wonder and awe.  After a while, his mother broke the silence: “What’s on your mind Paul?”  He fumbled for words, then finally said, “Mum, if the under-side of Heaven is so beautiful, how wonderful must the real side be”.  As we enter week three of Advent, have you the time and the energy to enjoy this side of Heaven?  Have you time to experience God’s presence all around  you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Listowel Church News 13 to 20th Dec 2020

 

13th to 20th December

 

Sat. 12th

 

               

 

Nora Crean nee Fitzmaurice, Ennismore & England

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 13th

 

               

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Martin Hickey, Colbert Street, 1st Anniversary / Eily, Denis, & Jer Long, Knocknagoshel, Daniel, Thady, Maisie & Eileen McCarthy, Duagh, Michael & James Cronin, Listowel & Annie Freedman, UK / Danny B Joy, Gortnaminch / Nora Walsh, Greenville

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 14th

 

               

 

Patrick (Paddles) Browne, Recently Deceased / Luke Slowey, Fermanagh & London /  Mass of thanksgiving / Coláiste na Ríochta School Christmas Mass

 

               

 

10.30am

 

   Tues 15th

 

               

 

Cyril O Gorman, Clieveragh / Mass of thanksgiving / Scoil Réalta na Maidine School Christmas Mass

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 16th

 

               

 

Madge Brosnan, Coolagown

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 17th

 

               

 

Presentation Primary School Christmas Mass

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 18th

 

               

 

Patrick Joseph Mulligan, Dublin / Elizabeth (Betty) O Sullivan, Church St.

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Sat 19th

 

               

 

Fr. Brendan Dalton, Bridge Road / Christy Walsh, Dirha West, Birthday Remembrance

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Madge Brosnan, Coolagown, 1st Anniversary & Thomas Brosnan, Rec. Dec. / Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Church St. / Breda Walsh Finuge

 

               

 

Vigil  6.15pm

 

Sun 20th

 

               

 

Josephine Griffin & Dec. Mem. of the O’Connell family, Lixnaw / Angela Lowney, Moyvane & Clonakilty

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Edmund Murphy, Behins / Dec. Mem. Bartishell Family, Convent St. / William Gorman, Knockane / Tom Keane, Derry / Cathy Scannell, Skehenerin & Bunagara

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 RECENT DEATHS:   Margaret (peg) Hayes, Bedford. / Thomas Brosnan, England & Coolagown funeral arrangements at a late date.

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Kathleen & Timothy Griffin, Coolagown / John Danaher, Cahirdown / James & Margaret O Sullivan, Bedford & Catherine Brennan, Skehenerin / Tom Mulvihill, Moyvane, Jobo Moran, Caherciveen / Michael Kennelly, Market St.

 

MASS INTENTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE. MASSES & CHRISTMAS DAY are now fully booked for 2020. Surplus Tickets for Christmas Eve. & Christmas Day masses Can be pick up only this Wednesday 16th Dec. from 2pm. to 5pm.  no phone bookings for the tickets you must call in to the parish office.

 

PARISH OFFICE IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Office hours 10am. to 1pm. & 2pm. to 5pm. Mon. to Fri.

 

LISTOWEL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS & CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET ARE ON SALE in the Parish Office.  Christmas Cards 6 per pack €5. Christmas Mass Bouquet €11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News from Knockanure, Moyvane and Listowel Church 5 Dec 2020

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church.  All Masses will be celebrated from this Saturday in our Churches.  See Mass list below. (Numbers are still restricted – Moyvane Church 50 people and Knockanure Church 40 people).  Baptisms can go ahead, contact Parish Office (limited to 25 people).

 

Please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office for information regarding the strict guidelines.  

 

 Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th December ; Sat  5th at  7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Tarbert (Anni) & Deceased of the O’Connell family;

 

Sunday 6th  at 11.00am for Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, Athea (Anni)

 

Monday 7th at 10.00am Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list) and 7.30pm for Mark Flaherty, Glin (Anni & 30th Birthday Remembrance); Tuesday 8th FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – HOLY DAY Mass at 11.00am for Dermot Blythe, Westport (Rec Dec) & his loving wife Brenda who predeceased him some years ago, and Mass at 7.30pm for David & Tina Thompson, Leitrim West (Rec Dec); Wed. 9th at 7.30pm for Tom Culhane, Leitrim East (1st Anni); Thurs 10th  at 7.30pm for Alice Hanrahan (née Clifford), Aughrim (Anni) & her sister Kate; Fri. 11th at 7.30pm for Nora & Mick Roche, Glin Road (Anni); Sat. 12th at 7.30pm a Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list); Sunday 13th at 11.00am mass for Mike Joe, Ellie Mai & Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni).

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th December. Sunday 6th at 9.30am for Sheila Nash, Gortdromagouna (Anni) & Deceased of the Nash family; Tuesday 8th FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION -HOLY DAY  9.30am Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list), and mass on Sunday 13th at 9.30am for John Joe Barry, Knockanure Village (Months Mind) PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Canon Declan O’Connor, P.P. Listowel  087/0908949. Emergencies only.

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  We offer our prayerful and sincere sympathy to all the Walsh Family, Barragougeen and extended family on the death of their loving Mum Marie.  Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday last in Assumption Church Moyvane.  Mary Marie Rest In Peace. 

 

SHARED CHRISTMAS MASS:  Please note these Masses are for the living on the Christmas list.  Details from Jacqueline in the Parish Office.   The first two of these Masses will be celebrated this week.   ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Due to ongoing restrictions with Covid 19, we cannot accept any clothing, toys, household items or food from the public this year.   If you would like to donate you can do so by placing your donation in the boxes which are available in local shops.  Any donations will be very much appreciated. 

 

DONATIONS:  Some families have made generous donations towards the painting/lights/footpath works in Moyvane Church.  I wish to acknowledge a generous donation from Moneypoint Power Station, which was acquired by an employee from the Parish.   These donations have helped so much – very many thanks.   STAINED GLASS WINDOWS:  Four new small stained glass windows will arrive soon in Moyvane Church for the outside windows of the confession boxes.  These will enhance our already beautiful Church.

 

AFTERNOON OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Mary Culloty O’ Sullivan (Soprano) presents “Merry Christmas “an afternoon of Christmas Carols. Poetry read by Dolores Carroll. Thursday December 10th 4pm on Youtube and Facebook Page of St Johns Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel.  

 

A MESSAGE FROM MARY FAGAN RE: DIOCESAN WEBSITE:  There is a new button on the Diocesan website called ‘CHECK THIS OUT’ - Once there, you can sign up to receive a 3 minute retreat each day direct to your inbox and inviting us to pause in the presence of God in our day. You may also like to sign up for a weekly email.  It also offers Sunday Connection, a weekly email offering some reflections on the Sunday Gospel and our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

 

Tuesday 8th we celebrate Mary, who, from the first instant of her existence in the womb of her mum Anne was “by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, presented free from all stain of original sin”. In the days past we name this day as a ‘Holy Day of

 

Obligation’.  Today we give it the gently title of ‘Solemnity’.  If you decide to mark this Feast Day in honour of

 

Our Lady you have the choice of the following Masses:  Monday 7th December Moyvane Vigil at 7.30pm; Tuesday 8th December Knockanure at 9.30am and Moyvane at 11am and 7.30pm (conscious of those working, this evening Mass may be of help to them).   Our Blessed Lady is a real treasure in our Parish and she is so special in our Country – lets make this Feast Day extra special.  

 

                                                         ACTIVE PREPARATION

 

At this time of year, many children have already written or are just about to write their letters to Santa.   “Dear Santa, Could you come early this year?  I’ve been really super good, but I don’t know if I can last much longer. Please hurry.   Love Anthony”.

 

To children, Christmas seems to take forever and it is so hard trying to be good while waiting for Santa’s arrival.  Like little Anthony, we are tempted to ask Santa to hurry up and get here earlier, before we break under the strain of all that unnaturally good behaviour.  St. Peter, in this Sunday’s Second Reading, is writing to Christians in the early Church who are waiting for Jesus to return.  All excited, they are ready!  But days pass, then months, then years and they are still waiting.  People around them begin to mock their faith and sadly, many Christians join the doubters.  Maybe Jesus isn’t returning.  Like little children at Christmas time who get tired of being good, some of these early believers go back to their old ways of living.  Waiting for the coming of Christ is an important element of every Christian life.  Indeed, joyful expectancy is the hallmark of the Advent Season. Waiting however, does not mean living in the future; rather it means living fully in the present, in the light of future promises to be fulfilled.  Waiting is not an excuse for passive inaction, but a time of active preparation.  Like John the Baptist, we prepare when we cry for peace in the wilderness of division or when we cry for fairness in the wilderness of injustice.  We prepare when we make straight the crooked paths of our lives in a spirit of repentance and reconciliation.  Lord bless our Advent active preparation.

 

A REVOLUTION IN VALUES

 

As Christmas approaches, we could ask ourselves: “How can I prepare to celebrate the Birthday of our loving Saviour?”  The delightful proclamation of John the Baptist points to the fact that preparation really counts:  conversion of heart and life.  The deeper meaning of this conversion is a change of vision a radically new outlook, in the light of the Gospel.  God is our compassionate Father, our Abba, who desires nothing less than our hearts and our whole selves.  We are accepted and loved by Him, while we are still sinners.  His forgiveness, which is all loving means a revolution in values, beliefs and a new direction of life.  

 

LAPSATION – A BIG PROBLEM TODAY

 

With both our Churches opening this weekend for Masses and with so much talk about how many can attend etc, I have a deeper anxiety.  Lapsation is a great problem today as is the shortage of vocations.  It would be impossible not to see the two problems as a cause and effect.  I feel strongly that our purpose as practising Catholics has to be to share the Word and Gospel of Jesus with those around us.  We have an ideal opportunity during these C19 days.  Invite and encourage a neighbour or family member to come to Church with you.  There will be many things to reflect on in both our Churches including our Cribs.  Be sensitive to  those around you who have heard the message of God but they have forgotten or rejected it.  Maybe for starters it might make sense to contact those who are regular attenders for their parent’s Anniversary Masses and for Christmas Masses.  Can you kind reader reach out to them these Advent days and tell them we have room for them in our Churches.  No tickets, no booking – just come as you are.  If our Churches exceed the recommended numbers, the overflow can hear the Mass on the Radio 99.9fm in their cars in Moyvane and on the tanoy in Knockaure and have Holy Communion after Mass.  Many of us have forgotten the old truism that the Church isn’t an individually bad Catholic, Priest, layperson - it is much bigger than that.  We all have a chance to make this Advent and Christmas different.  It starts this weekend.  Our generous and helpful Church stewards in both of our Churches will help and guide you in staying safe as we return to Holy Eucharist.  Welcome back – stay safe.  Let’s help and encourage each other to love and understand the Word of God. 

 

 

 

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Listowel Parish News Dec 4 2020

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL LISTOWEL ANNUAL APPEAL We appeal to you this Christmas to support your local St Vincent De Paul Listowel as best you can. It has been a very difficult year for the charity sector, with most of our income stream wiped out overnight. Our Bingo was cancelled in February and annual collections in Aldi and Garveys will not take place this year. Our shop in Patrick Street is closed. If you are in a position to donate, a blue envelope has been distributed to households (or you can use your own envelope) and return it by freepost to The Plaza Upper Church St Listowel V31W924 or drop it into our secure letterbox in the Plaza or into the special box placed in Garveys or online to IBAN IE68AIBK93543342155030.  Church collection taking place Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December. Any donation will be very much appreciated and will be distributed locally to help those battling to make ends meet, with food, heat and household bills etc. We thank you for taking the time to read this note and thank you for your continued support and wish you a Happy Christmas and a bright and better New Year. Hannah Mulvihill

 

6th  to 13th December

 

Sat. 5th

 

               

 

Buddy Scanlan, Ballygrennane, Months Mind / Barry Curtin, Stokers Lawn, Months Mind / Noreen Hickey, Ballygologue Park /  Margaret Lynch, Glin, Limerick  / Caroline Enright nee Leahy, Feale Drive / Margaret Moloney, Derry / John O Halloran, The Meadows / Margaret Nolan, O’Connell’s Ave. / Eileen Hannon, The Square

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 6th

 

               

 

Maire (Noreen) Dowdall nee Galvin, England late of Billerough, Recently   Deceased & Jeremiah & Nancy Galvin

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Eileen Greaney nee Curtin, Ballygologue Park, Months Mind / Mary Daly, Bridge Road, 1st Anniversary / Elaine Foran 1st Anniversary & Dermott & Kenneth, Ballygrennan / Patrick Carmody, Skehenerin / Philip Hennessy, Killocrim / David O Brien, Kilmeaney/ Timmy Kennelly, Bedford / Oliver O Neill, Cahirdown Close, Birthday Remembrance / Eilie & Patsy O Brien,  allylongford

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 7th

 

               

 

Claudia Costello (nee Shine), Coolaclarig & Ballygologue Pk. / Joseph O Hanlon, Woodford

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Noel Keane & Deceased Family, Dromin / Patsy Lyons, Clieveragh / Dan Hayes, Bridge Road & Dec. Family Members

 

               

 

6.15pm

 

   Tues 8th

 

               

 

James Joy, Listowel / Michael Meehan, Lartigue Village / Presentation Secondary School Christmas Mass

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Johnny Bracken & Pat & Bridget Bracken, Caherciveen & Athlone

 

               

 

1.10pm

 

Wed 9th

 

               

 

Hannah Hegarty, Scartlea

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 10th

 

               

 

Residents, Day Attendees, Families & Staff of Kerry Parents & Friends of Listowel, Annual Christmas Mass

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 11th

 

               

 

Peg Moloney, Tulahinel, Ballylongford, Months Mind

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Scoil Realta na Maidine Confirmation 2020

 

               

 

2.00pm

 

Presentation Primary Girls Confirmation 2020

 

               

 

4.00pm

 

Killocrim National School Confirmation 2020

 

               

 

6.30pm

 

Sat 12th

 

               

 

Maude Enright, Dirha East, Birthday Remembrance

 

               

 

10.30am

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun 13th

 

               

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Martin Hickey, Colbert Street, 1st Anniversary / Eily, Denis, & Jer Long, Knocknagoshel, Daniel, Thady, Maisie & Eileen McCarthy, Duagh, Michael & James Cronin, Listowel & Annie Freedman, UK / Danny B Joy, Gortnaminch / Nora Walsh, Greenville

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Angela Carmody nee Kelly, Knockerin, Skehenerin. / Maire (Noreen) Dowdall nee Galvin, England late of Billerough.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Margaret Dillon, Meen & Eddie Leahy, Shrone West / David Finbarr Bunyan, Convent St. / Jackie Halpin, Dromin & England / Patrick & Kathleen O’Connor, O’Connell’s Ave. / Tom & Mary Hanlon, O’Connell’s Ave. / Ellen Halpin, Dirha Cottages & Joan Scanlon nee Halpin.

 

 

 

EUCHARIST ADORATION RESUMES Wednesday’s 11am. to 2pm. in the Church in the main altar.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH CONFIRMATION 2020 Will take place next Friday 11th Dec. Scoil Réalta Na Maidine 2.00pm. / Presentation Primary School 4.00pm. / Killocrim National School 6.30pm. Please note:  Admission to the church will be Strictly members of the candidates household only and all must wear their masks. The parish office will be closing at 12noon on the day.

 

 

 

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF B.V.M.: is this Tuesday next Dec. 8th – a Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass on Monday at 6.15 pm. and Masses on Tuesday at 10.30 am. & 1.10pm.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY this Sunday, 6th December, Fr. Declan O Connor, 087-0908949.  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. \Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

 

 

 

ANNUAL KERRY DIOCESAN YOUTH SERVICE COLLECTION:  will take place at all masses next weekend (12th & 13th) offering can be place in an envelope and place in the offering box at the back of the church.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Office hours 10am. to 1pm. & 2pm. to 5pm. Mon. to Fri.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS & CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET ARE ON SALE in the Parish Office.  Christmas Cards 6 per pack €5. Christmas Mass Bouquet €11.

 

 

 

MARY CULLOTY O’ SULLIVAN ( SOPRANO) PRESENTS “ MERRY CHRISTMAS “ AN AFTERNOON OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND POETRY READ BY DOLORES CARROLL. Thursday December 10th 4pm on Youtube and Facebook Page of St Johns Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel.

 

 

 

 

 

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29 Nov 2020 News from Moyvane, Knockanure and Listowel Church.

 

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Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church. Please note tannoy switched off in Moyvane Car Park.  Knockanure Masses remain on tannoy system only.  Regardless of the National announcement on the lifting of restrictions, Masses will remain the same in the car park/radio until Sat 5th.  There will further clarity in next weeks Newsletter.  

 

                                                                                                 Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 28th Nov to Sunday 6th Dec   

 

 Sat 28th                                7.30pm                Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim (Anni)

 

 Sun 29th                              11.00am              Peggy & Mick Sheehan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

 Mon 30th             7.30pm               Alan Collins, London (seriously ill) & his sister Roberta,                                                                                   his loving carer.  Their deceased parents Pan & Kevin 

 

                                                                                                Collins. 

 

 Tues 1st                                7.30pm               John O’Connor, Inchamore & his loving son Seán (Anni)  Wed 2nd                               7.30pm               Deceased members of the ICA & deceased relatives

 

                                                                                                 of ICA members

 

Thurs 3rd                               7.30pm               Tom Hanrahan, New York, his brother Con, sister                                                                                              Helen O’Connor, Tarmons & their parents Thomas &                                                                                       Mary Ellen, Lr. Aughrim. 

 

 Fri 4th                                    7.30pm               Michael Dore, New Houses (Anni) & Breda Dore 

 

                                                                                                (Months Mind)

 

 Sat 5th                                   7.30pm               Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Tarbert (Anni)

 

                                                                                                & Deceased of the O’Connell family

 

 Sun 6th                                11.00am               Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, Athea (Anni)

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 29th Nov to Sunday 6th Dec

 

                                                                                                 Sun 29th              9.30am                Holy Souls (all on the November List)

 

                                                                                                 Sun 6th                  9.30am               Sheila Nash, Gortdromagouna (Anni) & Deceased 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                of the Nash family

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Michael Hussey, P.P.

 

Ballylongford 087/2386084.  

 

OFFERTORY, HOLY SOULS, PARISH DONATIONS, SHRINES:

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To the Goulding family, Keylod, Knockanure on the death of Mrs. Philomena Vaughan (née Goulding), Lahinch, Co. Clare who died on the 21st November in her 95th year.  Mass for Philomena will be celebrated in Knockanure at a later date.  May Philomena rest in peace.  

 

ADVENT PREPARATIONS!  If you have ever wondered about the Old Testament readings at Mass, now is your chance to explore them and their relevance for our lives today. Without leaving your own home, you can tune into Dr Jessie Rogers, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, who will explore the Sunday OT readings on

 

Wednesday evenings Dec 2nd, 9th and 16th from 7– 8pm. To register, check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 SHARED CHRISTMAS MASSES

 

For all of us in the Christian Family, never have we needed prayers, healing and blessings as much in these difficult and strange times.  We have decided this year to have shared Christmas Masses which will operate as follows:   You can get special Christmas shared Mass cards with a tag.  You can send the Christmas card to the family you are including in the Masses, fill in the names on the tag, leave them in the Parish Office and they will be hung on the Christmas trees in each Church which are arriving this week.  Cards cost €1 and place your own private Mass offering in the box in the Parish Office. Please note:  Shared Mass Cards are not available at Holly’s – Parish Office only. There will be six Masses celebrated for all those whose names are on the Christmas tree tags which will take place as follows:  

 

MOYVANE: Mon 7th @ 7.30pm, Sat 12th @ 7.30pm, Mon 14th @ 7.30pm, Wed 23rd @ 7.30pm.

 

KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 8th @ 9.30am, Wednesday 16th @ 7.30pm.

 

However those who request Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards these are available in the Parish Office and at Holly’s – these Masses will be said individually by me and four Priest friends who have no access to Mass intentions and will be said over the Christmas period.  €10 Mass offering and €1 card.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                SPIRIT OF ADVENT

 

Advent is traditionally a season of remembering and hoping:  remembering how the people of The Old Testament had longed for a new beginning, for a Messiah, and learning from them how to live with hope in a wintry cold world.  The term DVENTUS means “COMING” or “ARRIVAL”.  We speak of the advent of computers, technology and new ways of enjoying “social media”.  The list of choices gets longer daily.  But for the Romans it had a special religious association, referring to the coming of a god of goodness to take up residence in a temple.  When Christians began to use this term they used it to refer to what they celebrated at Christmas:  The advent of our God in poverty, His continuing advent, especially in the sacraments and His final advent, when He will appear visibly and lovingly among His people.  “Advent” thus refers to the coming of deliverance, to the wary presence and love of our God among us – past, present and future – to deliver us out of death and from “the winter of our discontent”.  I think the dominant attitude evoked by the Advent and Christmas season is clearly that of hope.  You and I are called to bring that hope to life as we begin another Advent.  Let us hope we all respond in a good way to the Spirit of Advent.

 

                                                        THE ADVENT WREATH

 

Light is the most powerful symbol of the Advent Season.  The lights of the Christmas Tree serve to remind us that Christ is God’s light to our world.  The round Advent Wreath symbolizes the eternity of God and the evergreen branches remind us of the eternal life of God in Christ.  As we light  the four candles in the Advent Wreath, three purple and one pink, representing the four weeks of Advent let us pray:  God of Hope enter into my Advent Season with the Grace of joy and laughter.  Fill faces with smiles of delight and voices with sounds of pleasure.  By the morning star in my midst, the light that can never go out, the beacon of hope guiding my way to you.    

 

                               SEASON OF LIGHT

 

Welcome to the First Sunday of Advent, the day when Christians think of the coming of Christ; the day when the Christian Calendar begins again, and when we think of the Light that shone in our darkness.  Let me share with you a story of the Dad who willed that his fortune should be left to one of his three sons who should most successfully fill a room with anything that cost no more than fifty cent.  One son tried to fill it with bricks, but managed to fill only a very small part.  The second son bought straw the cheapest thing he could think of and managed to half fill the room.  The third son brought a small candle and filled the room with light. 

 

“I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who follows me will have the light of life” 

 

AWAKE

 

A young priest a year after his ordination asked an old priest, “Fr, what has God’s wisdom taught you?  Did you become divine?”  The old priest, with a gentle smile replied:  Not at all”.  The young priest quickly asked, “Did you become a Saint?”.  “No way, as you can clearly see”, said the old priest.  “What then oh elderly Fr?”  gasped the young priest.  “Young Fr, I became awake!”  I ask you this Sunday, the start of another New Church Year, “what is there in your daily life that shows that we are looking forward to Jesus’ coming?” A happy and grace filled Advent to you all.  You are in all my Masses and prayers.

 

                                                           A MUM GETS IT WRONG!

 

I love the story of the little girl who told her Mum she wanted to write a letter to Santa.  “Of course dear”, said her Mum.  “You want to tell him what you would like for Christmas then?”  Her daughter, shook her heard.  “I just want to tell him I love him”, she replied simply.  Please encourage all young hearts to be thoughtful, kind and generous this Advent and Christmas. 

 

                                                             NOT A PRAYER IN SIGHT!

 

Am I the only one who was disappointed that the ‘Bloody Sunday’ tribute from Croke Park on Saturday 21st November, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of those who were killed – not one prayer was said!  I found that sad!  Even an “Eternal rest grant onto them” could have been uttered by a lay person, if the power that be, were uncomfortable with having a clergy man present.  

 

REMEMBRANCE MASS:  Our remembrance Mass was deeply appreciated by so many but especially by those living outside the Parish who were able to connect with us in prayer last Monday evening.  Sincere thanks to all who helped in making the celebration special. 

 

 

 

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29th  to 6th December

 

Sat. 28th

 

               

 

Bill Sullivan, Coilbee, Birthday Remembrance / Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Patrick O Regan, Ballyheigue / Andy Sayers, Cahirdown / Tom Kenny, Piltown, Kilkenny / Teresa Dennehy,  O’Connell’s Ave & Philomena Walsh, Feale Drive / Una Dore & Dec. Family, Charles St. / Special Intention / Private Intention

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 29th

 

               

 

John Finnegan, Killocrim, Months Mind / Fr. Bryan, Dalton, Bridge Rd / Joan Keating, Dirha Cottages / Alfe Neville, Bedford, Birthday Remembrance

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 30th

 

               

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

10.30am

 

   Tues 1st

 

               

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 2nd

 

               

 

John Senior, Martina, John Junior & Brendan Guiney, Charles St.

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 3rd

 

               

 

St. Michael’s College Annual Christmas Mass

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 4th

 

               

 

James Mulligan, Dublin

 

               

 

10.30am

 

St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass

 

               

 

7.00pm

 

Sat 5th

 

               

 

John Landers, Cahirdown, 1st Anniversary

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Buddy Scanlan, Ballygrennane, Months Mind / Barry Curtin, Stokers Lawn, Months Mind / Noreen Hickey, Ballygologue Park / Margaret Lynch, Glyn Limerick / Caroline Enright nee Leahy, Feale Drive / Margaret Moloney, Derry / John O Halloran, The Meadows / Margaret Nolan, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 6th

 

               

 

Eileen Greaney nee Curtin, Ballygologue Park, Months Mind / Mary Daly, Bridge Road, 1st Anniversary / Elaine Foran 1st Anniversary & Dermott & Kenneth, Ballygrennan / Patrick Carmody, Skehenerin / David O Brien, Kilmeaney/ Timmy Kennelly, Bedford

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS:  Joan Hayes nee O’Brien, Bridge Road late of Tanavalla. / Brendan Casey, The Meadows late of Woodford.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Paddy Connor, Church Street / Kitt Roe, Chicago.

 

 

 

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. \Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

 

 

 

ON BEHALF OF THE PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL & Fr. Declan  wish to thank the parishioners of Listowel for their continue financial support for their Church in these difficult times, it is most appreciated. Your weekly envelopes & offerings can be dropped into either the offering box at the back of the Church or the Parish Office letter box anytime. Donations can be made also by electronic bank transfer to Listowel Church Account IBAN: IE14BOFI90578228905258 please give your name in ref when setting up. Cheques made payable to Listowel Church (only) or you can go into www.listowelparish.com website and click into donations.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE will be closing at the earlier time of 4pm.  Monday next 30th Nov. to facilitate office training.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS & CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET ARE ON SALE  in the Parish Office.  Christmas Cards 6 per pack €5. Christmas Mass Bouquet €11. You can ring 068-21188 or email listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie to either arrange to pick up at a designated time during working hours or the parish office will post out to you.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 29th November, Fr. Michael Hussey, 087-2386084.  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

 COVID-19 UPDATE LEVEL 5 – ST. MARY’S PARISH LISTOWEL

 

 

 

Having moved to Level 5 restrictions under the National Plan for living with Covid-19 – on Thursday, October 22nd Fr. Declan & the Parish Pastoral Council wish to advise of the changes to religious services at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. following the announcement by Government that the whole country will move to Level 5 restrictions. These changes remain in place until December 1st .

 

 

 

    Public Mass is not permitted and moves online. View our Masses will at www.listowelparish.com at 10.30am every morning Monday to Saturday

 

    For Sunday, Mass will be celebrated online on Saturday for the Vigil Mass at 6.15pm and on Sunday morning at 11.30.am.

 

    The Church will open every day for private worship from 9.30 a.m. and will remain open until 7.00pm each evening. It’s closed during the time of the daily mass.

 

 

 

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22 11 2020 Knockanure, Moyvane and Listowel Church News

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline

 

Assumption Radio 99.9fm seems to be coming across loud and clear, thank God.  All Masses from

 

Moyvane Church can be heard on this wavelength.  Please note tannoy switched off in Moyvane Car Park. 

 

Knockanure Masses remain on tannoy system only.

 

                                                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 21st to 29th November   

 

  Sat 21st                               7.30pm                Deceased of the Sheehan family, Kilbaha,

 

                                                                                                Dick, Peggy, Tom, John, Mary Vaughan, Myles &

 

                                                                                                baby Richard Sheehan

 

  Sun 22nd                 11.00am         Holy Souls (all on the November List)

 

  Mon 23rd           7.00pm                Memorial Mass for all whose funerals were celebrated

 

                                                                                                (see opposite page for full list)

 

  Tues 24th           7.30pm                Willie & Mary Keane, Lenamore (Anni)

 

  Wed 25th          7.30pm Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

  Thurs 26th          7.30pm                Patrick Scanlon, Moher (Anni)

 

  Sat 28th                               7.30pm                Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim (Anni)

 

  Sun 29th                             11.00am              Peggy & Mick Sheehan, Leitrim Middle (Anni)

 

  Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th November

 

 Christ our loving King Sun 22nd                  9.30am                Holy Souls (all on November List) 

 

                                                                                                 Fri 27th                 7.30pm                Paddy Flavin, Kilmeaney (Anni), his wife Bridie & his

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                brother Jack

 

                                                                                                 Sun 29th              9.30am                Holy Souls (all on the November List)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Yours truly  089/4044816.   OFFERTORY, HOLY SOULS, DUES,

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Mary Barry & family, Knockanure Village on the death of her loving husband John Joe whose funeral took place on Monday last in Knockanure Church.  To Mick O’Brien & family, Church Road on the death of his loving wife Kathleen (née Hynes).  Kathleen’s funeral Mass took place today Thursday.   To Nancy Bunce (née Sheehy), Chicago on the sudden death of her loving husband Liam.  Our prayerful support to all of them and to the Bunce and Sheehy families.   Funeral, today Thursday 19th which can be viewed online at 4pm (Irish time) on http://www.memorialslive.com/bunce  Mass will be offered for the happy repose his soul at a later date in Moyvane Church also Months Minds will be arranged for John Joe and Kathleen.  May John Joe, Kathleen & Liam Rest In Peace.  Please keep the above families in your prayers at this sad time.

 

SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY -MESSAGE ON BEHALF OF THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE. 

 

This is a unique Safeguarding Sunday, unique in the respect that there are no children present in the body of the Church and no altar servers to assist at Masses. Face to face ministry with children has been suspended across the diocese since March. The importance of getting children back into parish life once it is safe to do so has been highlighted by the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee.  When restrictions are lifted the National

 

Board for Safeguarding Children will audit the Diocese. In the interest of best practice and transparency the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee welcomes this audit.  Anyone who would like to report a current or past safeguarding concern is advised to contact the Designated Liaison Person for the Diocese on 087/6362780. Our grateful thanks to our two safeguarding reps here in our Parish, Mary Kennelly, Moyvane and Mary

 

O’Flaherty, Knockanure who do tremendous work in keeping best practice in safeguarding in our Parish. 

 

CELEBRATING HIS PRESENCE

 

The trees look naked and bereaved these days.  The family of leaves have gone away, flown from the nest.  There is great beauty in all this vulnerability, just one more showing of the love and majesty of our God through His Creation.  It is from the same God that you and I get the gift of seeing His presence all around us.  Praying is waiting on God, noticing and celebrating His presence in all His glorious Creation.  As the Church year draws to a close on this Sunday – The Feast of Christ Our King – we are invited to give Him thanks, and to make ourselves ready for Advent.  Noticing and celebrating God’s presence with us is a gift which refreshes the human spirit and calls us towards wonderous life in the arms of our God the Father, our Lord and King.  END OF THE CHURCH YEAR:  An ideal Sunday for a visit to both Churches for private prayer.  An ideal opportunity as well to honour our faithful departed (Holy Souls) at the Sacred Spaces. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 LEST WE FORGET……..A SPECIAL MASS IN MEMORY OF ALL WHOSE FUNERALS WERE CELEBRATED SINCE OUR LAST MEMORIAL MASS LAST NOVEMBER – STARTING FROM DECEMBER 9th 2019. 

 

Tom Culhane Snr, Leitrim East, 

 

Con Healy, Moyvane North, 

 

Hazel Culhane, Leitrim East, 

 

Baby Max, Upper Direen,

 

Baby Luan, Tralee, 

 

Pauline Murphy, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna,

 

Jack Walsh, Moyvane North, 

 

Jack Shine, Glin Road, 

 

Hannah Keane, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna,  

 

Patrick Hayes, Clounbrane,  

 

James Kirby, Glenalappa,

 

Con Carmody, Moyvane Village, 

 

Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh, 

 

Mike-Joe Cronin, Mail Road Cross, 

 

Pat Joe McEnery, Tubbertoureen, 

 

Willie Pearse, Woodgrove, 

 

Willie Buckley, Church Road,

 

Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha,  

 

Anne Nolan, Carrueragh, 

 

Kathleen Stack, Church Road, 

 

Baby Keelin, Ballincollig, 

 

Breda Dore, Woodgrove, 

 

John Joe Barry, Knockanure Village,

 

Kathleen O’Brien, Church Road,  

 

This Mass will go out on YouTube on Monday 23rd at 7pm.   You will also be able to hear it on Assumption Radio 99.9fm which will broadcast at the same time. I ask your continual prayers for those who are grieving their loved ones.  May our loved ones especially those who have died this year enjoy new life in God’s Kingdom.  May they rest in peace.  As always thanks to Conor Hogan for filming and to our music ministry by our gifted trio Lisa, Laura and P.J. 

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE ICA: The ICA Family Fun Day will have to be cancelled this year due to Covid 19. Santa and Mrs.

 

Claus would like to reassure all the boys and girls that they will be at the Marian Hall again in 2021. MOYVANE GAA AGM 2020: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following public health guidelines, we are unable to hold our 2020 AGM in the normal fashion.  Croke Park has given Clubs the option of holding an ‘AGM

 

Day’ which we have accepted.  The format is as follows: The Moyvane AGM Day date will be Friday December

 

11th.  All AGM documents, including Minutes of the 2019 AGM, Secretary’s Report, Financial Report and Chairman’s Address, will be available to Club Members before AGM day.  To request a copy of these documents, please send your email address to secretary.moyvane.kerry@gaa.ie and you will be furnished with same. All motions, nominations for officer roles, questions relating to the AGM documents and items for other business must be emailed to  secretary.moyvane.kerry@gaa.ie or posted to Aine Cronin, Mail Road Cross by Friday, November 27th.  Correspondence received after this date cannot be considered. On the AGM Day the current Executive Committee will elect the officers for 2021 along with Management for Minor, U20, Junior and Senior teams. All questions on the AGM documents will be answered by email within 7 days after AGM day. Results of motions and items of other business will be dealt with by the Executive Committee and emailed within 14 days of the AGM date. Please contact Áine on 087/0906892 if you have any queries. 

 

                                           HERE I AM LORD

 

To the searching heart send me with Your word…….to the aching heart send me with Your peace….. To the broken heart send me with Your love…….However small or wide my world, Lord, let me warm it with Your promise that you care for all of us always.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET MASSES:  Details to follow next week.

 

 

 

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Masses in St Marys Church Listowel

 

22nd to 29th  November

 

Sat. 21st

 

               

 

Maureen Kelliher, London, Recently Deceased / Theresa & Michael Bambury & John Joe McMahon, Gurtaglana / James & Nora Mary Keane, Tanavalla / Mary & Tim Horan, Ennismore / Dan Hannon, Ballygologue Park / Eva Murphy, Church Street & Noreen Broderick Bunagara / Padraig Tydings, Lisselton / Mary Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive / Thomas O Sullivan, Finuge / Margaret Duggan, Dirha /   James O Sullivan, Bedford / Breandán O’ hAnnracháin, Foildarrig, Duagh & late of Dublin  & Special Intention

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 22nd

 

               

 

Liam Collins, Springmount, Duagh / Julie Scanlon, Bridge Road / Helen Enright, Billerough / Evelynn Scannell, London & Dromin / Michael F. Barrett, Golf View, Birthday Remembrance / Toddy Buckley, Bridge Road, Birthday & Anniversary Remembrance / Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane / Michael Hennessy, Greenford, Middlesex

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 23rd

 

               

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

10.30am

 

   Tues 24th

 

               

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 25th

 

               

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 26

 

               

 

Richard & Margaret Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. / Helen O Connell, Duagh

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 27th

 

               

 

Peggy, Fintan & Bill McGrath, William Street / Joan Healy nee Reidy & Deceased Family Members of the Reidy Family, Ballygologue Pk.

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Mass for the Deceased (Funerals Nov. 1st 2019 to Oct. 2020)

 

               

 

7.00pm

 

Sat 28th

 

               

 

All Souls – Dead on our November Lists

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Bill Sullivan, Coilbee, Birthday Remembrance / Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Patrick O Regan, Ballyheigue / Andy Sayers, Cahirdown / Special Intention / Private Intention, Family Dublin & Listowel

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 29th

 

               

 

John Finnegan, Killocrim, Months Mind / Fr. Bryan, Dalton, Bridge Rd

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Jerry Fitzmaurice, Dublin & Roscommon. / Maura Thomas nee Galvin, London late of Bridge Road.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Eddie Flaherty, Charles St. / Margaret Duggan, Dirha.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS & CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET ARE ON SALE  in the parish office.  Christmas Cards 6 per pack €5. Christmas Mass Bouquet €11. You can ring 068-21188 or email listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie to either arrange to pick up at a designated time during working hours or the parish office will post out to you.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD ARE ON LINE THIS YEAR The Lists are placed on the Altar at f our November Mass Saturday, 28th at 10.30a.m. We invite you to join us. Come and view the Poster with the names of our loved ones whose funeral mass took place here at St. Mary’s Church. From Nov. 1st 2019 to Oct. 31st 2020. Our Annual Mass for them takes place on Friday 27th November at 7pm. streamed online at  www.listowelparish.com  Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.  Amen.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC due to the current level 5 restrictions but is working BEHIND CLOSED DOORS during office hours. If you wish to book a mass or require a mass card or have any other query just ring the Parish Office or email. Mass cards can be posted out to you or pick up at a designated time. 068-21188 or email: listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 22nd November, Fr. Kevin McNamara, 089-4044816.  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

SCARED HEART MESSENGER ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION: contact Margaret on 0872672054.

 

 

 

CHECK THIS OUT on dioceseofkerry.ie Bishop Ray Browne recommends: I recommend the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference. It is the place to find up to date news on the Church in Ireland and details of many Church services. There is information on education, evangelization, outreach to emigrants and Irish people in prison abroad. I highly recommend this. + Ray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Knockanure, Moyvane and Listowel Church News 14 11 2020

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday.

 

Please follow the guidelines on the door.  Book Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms & Weddings (currently postponed). Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd November 

 

Sat 14th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November list)

 

Sun 15th at 11.00am for Noreen O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork (Anni)

 

Mon 16th at 7.30pm for  Mairéad Lehane, Cappagh, Askeaton (Months Mind)

 

Tue 17th at  7.30pm for Aniela Nawrot, Kepno, Poland (who is unwell at this time)

 

Wed 18th at 7.30pm for Mickey Buckley, Glin Road (1st Anni)

 

Sat 21st   at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Sheehan family, Kilbaha, Dick, Peggy, Tom, John, Mary Vaughan, Myles & baby Richard Sheehan

 

Sun 22nd at 11.00am for Holy Souls (all on the November List)

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 15th to Sunday 22nd November

 

Sun 15th at 9.30am for Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

Fri 20th at 7.30pm for Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, Glin (Anni)

 

Sun 22nd at 9.30am Mass for Holy Souls (all on November List) 

 

 

 

ASSUMPTION RADIO – 99.9fm:  Delighted to announce that all Masses from Moyvane Church can be heard on your local radio or car radios on the frequency 99.9fm.  Searching for the frequency it is after Lyric fm and just before Today fm.  It can be heard throughout the Parish and in Knockanure as well.  The old parish radios are no longer in use.  While Masses will continue at the doorway in Moyvane Church the tannoy system will not be used but people can come if they wish and hear the Mass on their car radio and be present. 

 

PRAYING SUNDAY MASS ONLINE: As we gather at home for our Sunday Mass celebrations online, some suggestions that might help our prayer-time: Create a sacred space where you will sit to attend Mass e.g. using a crucifix or candle or icon, just like you might do if preparing for a house Mass. Invite family members to name a prayer intention that everyone will pray for during the Mass. Stand to hear the Gospel or to join in praying the Our Father, just like you would in church. We are reminded of the words of Jesus - ‘Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst’ – We remember that Jesus Christ is present in our homes as we pray at Mass together.

 

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR: Pope Francis reminds us to be conscious of the poor this weekend.  He tells us that this would be the worthiest way to prepare for the Feast of Christ the King which is celebrated next Sunday.  Identifying with Christ who always identified with the little ones and the poor.  We will be judged at the end of time on the way we have lived out our works of mercy.  

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS & MASS BOUQUET CARDS:  A nice selection of Christmas cards and Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards are now in stock in the Parish Office.  They will also be available after Masses in Knockanure.

 

There is also a selection of Christmas gifts that can be purchased in the Parish Office.  

 

                           WORTH THINKING ABOUT

 

I bring you a set of riddles this weekend – give them your reflective attention, thanks.

 

           What enriches the receiver without making poorer the giver?

 

           What can no one be ever so rich, get along without?

 

           What has no value until it is given away?

 

           What cannot be begged, borrowed or stolen?

 

           What costs nothing, but gives much?

 

           What can take but a moment although the memory of it can last a lifetime? The answer to each one is the same – A SMILE.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              THE PRECIOUS VALUE OF CHRISTIAN MOTHERS

 

A wise old saying tells us that “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world”, that is, the mothers of families are those who regulate and stabilize this world’s affairs.  If this is true of all good mothers, it is doubly true of Christian and religiously minded mothers, for these not only rule the world but play a very big part in arranging and deciding their children’s fate in the world to come.  St. Monica comes to mind, the loving mother of St. Augustine.  She spent many years in prayer and selfmortification begging God to give the grace of conversion to her heretical and morally lax son.  Trying to move God, with her tears and prayers, she succeeded and the result - St Augustine, the great Doctor of the Church.  

 

Christian mothers, try never to forget the absolutely necessary role you have been given by God our loving Father.  It is such an essential role, because it is at your knees that your children will learn about our loving Father in Heaven.  It is in your home from example and advice that they will learn to serve that loving Heavenly Father during their lives and so reach their eternal home where you will be joyfully awaiting them.  I am so delighted to encounter so many special Christian mothers who have the very same gifts of St. Monica – their very regular visits to Church and their prayerful presence at our side door Masses show they posses true religion and that their life is motivated by their faith.

 

The Mums who have died are still close to us. Thank God for them.

 

JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

 

In these difficult days we search for a God we can touch.  I think in our longing for such a God we often create false gods who seem not so demanding.  It is hard for us to admit the truth that what we worship and serve really is Lord of our lives.  Jesus is or is not Lord!  As we come to understand our Christian call, we are able to see more clearly that the middle road makes little sense and is often nothing more than apathy.  Either Jesus is Lord of our lives or He is not.  The middle road is perhaps the most dangerous road of all.  As we are heading to the end of another Church year I hope the following will joyfully help all of us to proclaim:   JESUS IS LORD!  The God I was trying to love was too demanding, and so I looked for other gods who would ask less of me, and in unconverted corners of my heart I found them waiting to be adored, asking nothing of me.   Yet making me a slave – possessions, recognition, power! I bowed before them but my hunger only deepened. The God I was trying to escape was too loving, so He sent me a brother Jesus to be my Lord, and to free me from my false gods.  But this Lord Jesus preached a hard Gospel, so I turned to other lords and Jesus was not my Lord – except Saturday night or Sunday morning for a little while, for it is custom for those with the name Christian to gather for worship.  But Jesus was not my Lord. And my idol-filled life was a banner that proclaimed – Jesus is not Lord! The God I was trying to love was too loving but also too demanding. So He gathered up my false gods – my reputation, my pride, my honour and prestige, my possessions, my success, my own glory, my time even my friends.  He gathered up all these lords of mine.  He gathered up all my lies and held them close to me, so close, I lost all sight of my true God for a while.  But my true God never lost sight of me and in that lies my salvation.  For in one desperate moment smothered by gods who couldn’t save me.  I prayed for a God who would fill my lies with truth.  I prayed for a God who would expect something of me, a God too loving and too demanding to be patient with my false gods any longer.  God heard that prayer and loved me.  I was given back to myself and taught how to answer my own prayer.  So that with other Parishioners I might again proclaim:  Jesus Christ is Lord!

 

                NOTICES

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  wish to acknowledge receipt of a grant allocation of €1000 from the Community Support Fund (Kerry County Council) which was used to fund the purchase of two Flower planters for the village.           

 

 

 

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15th to 22nd  November

 

Sat. 14th

 

               

 

Nellie & Jackie O Flaherty, Greenville / Finbarr McAuliffe, Church Street / Dr. Robert Corridan, The Square / Norma Ryan, Skehenerin / Prionnsias Kelly, Teelin, Co. Donegal & Derry Listowel / Michael & Maura McElligott, Asdee

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 15th

 

               

 

Annual Mass for Road Traffic Victims / Sean Boland, Market Street / John Sayers, Greenville / Denis, Joan & Patrick Horgan & Dec. Family, Skehenerin

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 16th

 

               

 

Mary Purcell, Woodford, Birthday Remembrance / Margaret Stack, Charles St. & Bridie Hannon, Gurtcreen / Mass of thanksgiving

 

               

 

10.30am

 

   Tues 17th

 

               

 

Jeremiah Kelliher, Greenville / Private Intention

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 18th

 

               

 

Mary Sheehy, Duagh Village, Birthday Remembrance

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 19

 

               

 

Tommy Sheahan, The Square

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 20th

 

               

 

Mary Gallagher, England & Gortcreen, 1st Anniversary

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Sat 21st

 

               

 

All Souls – Dead on our November Lists

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Maureen Kelliher, London, Recently Deceased / Theresa & Michael Bambury & John Joe McMahon, Gurtaglana / James & Nora Mary Keane, Tanavalla / Mary & Tim Horan, Ennismore / Dan Hannon, Ballygologue Park / Eva Murphy, Church Street & Noreen Broderick Bunagara / Padraig Tydings, Lisselton / Mary Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive / Thomas O Sullivan, Finuge / Special Intention

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 22nd

 

               

 

Jule Scanlon, Bridge Road / Helen Enright, Billerough / Evelynn Scannell, London & Dromin / Michael F. Barrett, Golf View, Birthday Remembrance

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS: Eileen Greaney, Ballygologue Park/ Barry Curtin, Stokers Lawn.  / Mary Rose Kelly, Oakland’s Nursing Home & Greenville / Sean Kennedy, The Writings & late of Ballyfermot, Dublin / Peg Moloney, Tulahinel, Ballylongford / Ita O’Connor, Rathoran, Kilmorna.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Dr. Robert Corridan, The Square / Teresa Sullivan nee Lucey & Mary Lucey, Charles St. / Nora Hayes, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL MASSES ONLINE: Our apologies to you who had a few difficulties recently with streaming our masses due to the Internet connection.  Hopefully that is now rectified.  We are also recording the Vigil & Sunday Morning Masses each week and some daily masses for the moment so you can watch your mass anytime during the day.

 

 

 

LISTOWEL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS & CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET ON SALE from this Wednesday onwards in the parish office.  Christmas Cards 6 per pack €5. Christmas Mass Bouquet €11. You can ring 068-21188 or email listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie to either arrange to pick up at a designated time during working hours or the parish office will post out to you.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD ARE ON LINE THIS YEAR: By praying for the dead, just as we were with them in life – we are united with them in the Communion of Saints praying that they rest in peace. Our thanks to you all who have already dropped in your November Offerings & Dead List. These Lists are placed on the Altar at each of our November Masses. Saturday, 21st at 10.30a.m. & Saturday, November 28th at 10.30a.m. We invite you to join us. Come and view the Poster with the names of our loved ones whose funeral mass took place here at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. From Nov. 1st 2019 to Oct. 31st 2020. Our special Annual Mass for them takes place on Friday 27th November at 7pm. streamed online at  www.listowelparish.com  Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Knockanure, Moyvane and Listowel Church News

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday.

 

Please follow the guidelines on the door.  Book Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms &

 

Weddings (currently postponed). Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie. 

 

                                                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th November

 

  Sat 7th                 7.30pm                Neilie Flynn, Abbeyfeale & l/o Kilmorna (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                (brother-in-law to Denis Flavin, Kilmorna)

 

  Sun 8th               11.00am Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

  Mon 9th                              7.30pm                Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni) -Parish Radio

 

  Wed 11th           7.30pm                Bibi Dillon,Barragougeen, 40th Birthday Remembrance

 

                          Sat 14th       7.30pm                Holy Souls (all on November list)

 

  Sun 15th            11.00am Noreen O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork (Anni)

 

  Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th November

 

  Sun 8th                 9.30am    Holy Souls (all on November List)   Fri 13th        7.30pm    Robert Connor, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

                                                                                                 Sun 15th              9.30am  Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

Please Note:  The above Masses in BOLD will go out over the tannoy system.  The remaining Masses will go out on Parish Radio Link only. 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Brendan Walsh, P.P.

 

Abbeydorney  087/7913271.  Emergencies only.

 

 PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: to the family and relatives of Breda Dore, No. 1 Woodgrove who died in the loving care of family at home on October 29th.  Our prayerful support to her loving family both at home and away.  To Tom & Pat Moore, Glenalappa & Nenagh and to the Dalton family, Beale on the death of their uncle Mick Culhane whose funeral took place on Wednesday in Glin.  May Breda and Mick Rest In Peace. 

 

HOLY SOULS MASSES:  Thank you for your prayerful attendance at the Holy Souls Masses in the car park last weekend.  During the week there was a phenomenal number of names handed in for inclusion in these

 

Masses.  I have said two private Masses also this week.  This coming Sunday 8th there will be two public

 

Masses 9.30am in Knockanure and 11am in Moyvane.  A reminder that the November candles are available in the Parish Office €3.  Very many thanks for your very generous November Offerings.  Deeply appreciated.  

 

                                                     TEN SECOND SERMONS

 

           There is one thing that will grow in any soil and in any climate and that is idle rumour.

 

           It is easier to offer objections than it is to get busy.

 

           Watch your tongue – remember it’s in a wet place and likely to slip.

 

           Better to have a few good things to live for than a lot of good things to live on.

 

            JESUS BIDS US BE PREPARED TO MEET HIM

 

Our watchfulness must be a daily thing. A little boy learned that lesson as you can see from the following experience: Alan writes as follows:

 

I learned my first lesson in responsibility the day I returned from school to find my guinea pigs missing. I rushed to ask my Mum about them. “Alan, I gave them away because you didn’t take care of them”. “But Mum I did take care of them!” “Alan, I gave them away ten days ago”, gasped his Mum. 

 

We can’t begin too early to discipline ourselves to be ready for Jesus.

 

NO COMPLAINTS:  Fr. Tony Gaughan has just published a delightful new book entitled ‘No Complaints’.  A memoir of life in rural Ireland and Irish public service of Maurice O’Connell.  This lovely book will be of interest to so many parishioners.  Maurice, God rest him, was born in the Glin Road and his early days are recalled in Fr. Tony’s latest publication.  Books can be purchased from Woufe’s Bookshop, Listowel.  Maurice died on April 1st 2019 and is survived by his wife Marjorie who lives in Templeogue, Dublin 6 & family Tom, Catherine, Martin & Marjorie Jnr. 

 

SIMPLY THE BEST:  Warm congratulations and well done to William and Maria Stack on being one of the Munster Finalists in the Quality Milk Awards.  Their tremendous dedication to farming has really paid off and we wish them continued success and blessings. It is a nice honour for William’s parents Phil & Stevie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  WAITING IN THE DOORWAY

 

Timing is everything! Some years ago a good friend of mine lost his job not long before his young wife died. His search for employment took him through three jobs. His grief over his wife’s death drew him to the dark place of the threshold where he stayed in that lost, frustrating space, trying for a job suited to his skills and still grieving.  Whenever he bemoaned, “Will I ever get on with my life?” I heard underneath his words, “Will I ever get beyond the threshold?” He desperately wanted an internal place of peace and an external world of success, but it was much too soon for those things. His acute grief and unemployment shaped his heart beautifully. They humbled him and deepened his compassion for others who stand on similar thresholds. If we are to grow, we stay in the “holding pattern” of the threshold until we gain its lessons for life and the inner self develops enough stamina to move on. I remember he telling me how his faith and his presence at Mass helped him enormously to value the in-between space. He didn’t become bitter, but rather a better person. For those who find themselves ‘waiting in the doorway’ full of sorrow and pain at the loss of a loved one, these November days are a great time to develop inner peace with God, with our deceased loved ones and indeed with each other. Jesus fill us with patience in this spiritual quest.

 

THE SADDNESS OF DEATH

 

Margaret lived on her own.  She didn’t try to conceal her age; in fact she was quite proud of being seventy nine.  When she looked in the mirror, she saw her skin looked really healthy.   Yes, there were a few wrinkles, but her eyes were still clear and what with her snow-white hair with its natural waves and an upright non-tooplump figure and a spring still in her step, well she would hold her own with anyone.  But today she was sad.  She had called at the Priest’s house to give in an Anniversary Mass for Tom, her husband.  Seven years dead and the ache of her loss was still there.  They had been married for fifty-seven years.  Tom had been a good husband and a good father to their three children.  The death of Joe, their eldest, killed outright in a car crash had if anything brought them even closer together.  They had given greater thanks for Mary and Susan who had both made happy marriages.  Margaret was proud of her grandchildren but sad that she saw very little of them and her daughters and their husbands because both families had settled in Canada, and could only come home every couple of years and then only for a short visit.  However, they did phone each week, every Saturday in the evening.  Margaret so looked forward to those calls. 

 

OUR LORD DIDN’T NEED A LIST BUT SHE DID!

 

 On her way home from the Priest’s house she had thoughts of Tom and the children.  The house seemed so empty when she arrived.  She frowned; a tear came.  She gave a quick shake of the head and said aloud.  “Come on Margaret, this won’t do. Have you nothing to do”.  She made a cup of tea and a slice of toast and carried them into the living room.  She thought of Christmas – cards and gifts for Canada.  How many weeks ahead of Christmas must they be posted!  She rummaged in the side-board drawer and up came last years list of names for sending Christmas Cards.  Running down the list she suddenly realised that four of them had died.  It seemed so final when she drew a line through these names.  Putting the list back she saw an envelope but couldn’t remember what was in it.  The flap was tucked in but not sealed.  She opened it and saw that it was last years November list.  It was really a copy of the one she had given in at Church.  Three pages of names.  She knew Our Lord didn’t need any list of names to be included in the November Masses for all the dead which Fr. would celebrate, but she did.  Perhaps her memory was not what it was once, and she needed the list lest she leave anyone out.  Oh, dear me, it grew longer each year, all the relatives and friends, she had loved them all.  She sighed, surely, they were all in Heaven.  What a great place that must be all there together with Jesus and His loving Mum Mary.  What was it like?  She and Tom had loved each other so much.  How could he be really happy without her there with him? And Joe.  Poor Joe.  Joe had been a bit careless about Mass, but he was a very good boy and a good son.  Surely Our Lord wouldn’t keep him out of Heaven for being careless, for that’s what he was careless.  Ah……the sadness of death.  Jesus befriend all of us in the memories we hold so dear of all our deceased.  We miss them…..and like Margaret we know they are in the loving care of Jesus. May they pray for us these November days. 

 

                                    NOTICES

 

MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL:  is now accepting enrolment application forms for Junior Infants of September 2021. Application forms can be found on the school website at www.murhurns.com or you may contact principal@murhurns.com for further information. Alternatively parents can contact the school office on (068) 49522.    

 

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PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice due to level 5 restrictions. The Office will be working BEHIND CLOSED DOORS during office hours. If you wish to book a mass or require a mass card or have any other query ring the parish office or email. Mass cards can be posted out to you or pick up at a designated time. 068-21188 listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

8th to 15th November

 

Sat. 7th

 

               

 

Dan O Flaherty, Kenny Heights, Months Mind / Phillis Keane, Ballygrennan, 1st Anniversary / Patsy Cronin, Bridge Road / Tony & Stephen Whelan, Finuge / Elizabeth O Connor, Greenville / Noreen Lyons, Cahirdown / Breda Mahony, Cahirdown /  Agnes Kelly, Charles St. / Joe Heffernan, Clieveragh & Mary Sheehan, Hawthorn Drive

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun. 8th

 

               

 

Anne O Mahony, Glouria, Lisselton, Months Mind / Peggy O Carroll, William St., 1st Anniversary & Birthday Rem. / Collette O Halloran (nee Doyle), Tralee & Ennismore, 1st Anniversary / Tom & John Daly, Bridge Road / Kathleen McCarthy, Tanavalla /  Danny & Nora O Donoghue, Bedford / Mary Anne Keane, Julia Stack & Jeremiah Keane & Deceased  / Members of the Keane & Stack Families, William St. / Mossie McElligott, Craughdarrig, Asdee

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 9th

 

               

 

Special Intention

 

               

 

10.30am

 

   Tues 10th

 

               

 

Michael O Brien, Casement View, Ardfert

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 11th

 

               

 

Souls of Purgatory

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 12th

 

               

 

Bridget Carmody, Duagh

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 13th

 

               

 

Special Intention

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Sat 14th

 

               

 

All Souls – Dead on our November Lists

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Nellie & Jackie O Flaherty, Greenville / Finbarr McAuliffe, Church Street / Dr. Robert Corridan, The Square / Norma Ryan, Skehenerin / Prionnsias Kelly, Teelin, Co. Donegal & Derry Listowel

 

               

 

Vigil  6.15pm

 

Sun 15th

 

               

 

Annual Mass for Road Traffic Victims / Sean Boland, Market Street / John Sayers, Greenville / Denis, Joan & Patrick Horgan & Dec. Family, Skehenerin

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Barry Curtin, Stokers Lawn.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Dr. Robert Corridan, The Square.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD ARE ON LINE THIS YEAR: We commemorate our loved ones gone before by praying for the repose of their souls during the month of November. We are united with them at our Holy Masses beginning on All Souls Day (November 2nd ) and continue to pray for them  at each of our Masses throughout the month. Our Dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them. By praying for the dead, just as we were with them in life – we are united with them in the Communion of Saints praying that they rest in peace. Our thanks to you all who have already dropped in your November Offerings & Dead List. These Lists are placed on the Altar at each of our November Masses. In particular on each Saturday: Saturday, November 14th at 10.30a.m. / Saturday, November 21st at 10.30a.m. / Saturday, November 28th at 10.30a.m. We invite you to join us. Come and view the Poster with the names of our loved ones whose funeral mass took place here at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. From Nov. 1st 2019 to Oct. 31st 2020. Our special Annual Mass for them takes place on Friday 27th November at 7pm. streamed online at  www.listowelparish.com  Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.  Amen.

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC due to the current level 5 restrictions but is working BEHIND CLOSED DOORS during office hours. If you wish to book a mass or require a mass card or have any other query just ring the Parish Office or email. Mass cards can be posted out to you or pick up at a designated time. 068-21188 or email: listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 8th November, Fr. Brendan Walsh, 087-7913271  (emergencies only).

 

 

 

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.     

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

Moyvane Knockanure and Listowel church newsletter.

 

 

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday.

 

Please follow the guidelines on the door.  Book Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms & Weddings (currently postponed). Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie. 

 

All Masses listed below will be on the Parish Radio Link and over the tannoy system in the car parks. 

 

                                                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 31st Oct to Sunday 8th November

 

  Sat 31st               7.30pm    Bridie Hunt & her loving sister Louise O’Connell

 

  Sun 1st          11.00am   Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

  Mon 2nd                             7.30pm                Gay Byrne, Dalkey, Dublin (1st Anni) -Radio Link Only

 

  Tues 3rd                              7.30pm                Holy Souls (November List) – Radio Link Only

 

  Wed 4th              7.30pm                Kathleen Stack,Church Road (Months Mind)

 

  Thurs 5th            7.30pm                Holy Souls (November List) – Radio Link Only

 

  Fri 6th                                  7.30pm                Connie McSweeney, Ballyguiltenane, Glin (Anni)

 

                                                                                                (brother-in-law to Marian Quinn, Woodgrove)

 

  Sat 7th                 7.30pm                Neilie Flynn, Abbeyfeale & l/o Kilmorna (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                                (brother-in-law to Denis Flavin, Kilmorna)

 

  Sun 8th               11.00am Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

  Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 1st to Sunday 8th November 

 

  Sun 1st           9.30am Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

  Sun 8th                 9.30am    Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

Please Note:  The above Masses in BOLD will go out over the tannoy system.  The remaining Masses will go out on Parish Radio Link only. 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Denis O’Mahony, P.P.

 

Abbeydorney  087/6807197.  Emergencies only.

 

 PRAYERS:  Let us all continue this weekend with special prayers for Dad Tadhg O’Sullivan and Sons Mark and Diarmuid, Castlemagner, Cork.  A wife and a mother Ann O’Sullivan carries the hardest of crosses these days.  Our prayerful support to her and the entire community of Castlemagner parish.  Let us pray for all those who have died violent deaths and especially their loved ones who still live with the pain and sorrow of their loss.  May all those who have died such deaths enjoy the touch and blessing of Jesus in new life in God’s Kingdom. 

 

THE LADY OF ALL NATIONS: I have been asked to draw your attention to the fast growing devotion to the The Lady Of All Nations.  Prayer cards are available in both Churches please take them home.  Those who would like further information or Novena booklets, please contact Nancy McCormack, Pallas House, Old Pallas, Co. Limerick.  V94 R6C7 or phone her on 061/384261.  Anyone wishing to look at The Lady Of All Nations prayer day with Fr. Paul Maria Sigl can do so by visiting www.gebetstag.info  The prayer to The Lady of All

 

                Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,

 

                Send now your Holy Spirit over the Earth,

 

                Let the Holy Spirit live in the heart of all nations,

 

                That they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war,

 

                May The Lady Of All Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary,

 

                Be our advocate.  Amen.

 

THE ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIED IN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

 

KERRY IN THE PAST YEAR: This includes those who have died in the hospital, those who have experienced pregnancy loss, and those who have died within the Palliative Care Services.  We also remember at this Mass past employees of UHK who have died.  Monday 2nd November at 7.00pm.  Due to Covid 19 restrictions this Mass will be live streamed (no congregation).  You are welcome to join us online.

 

www.churchservices.tv/tralee or www.stjohns.ie

 

NOVEMBER MASSES (HOLY SOULS OFFERINGS): Very many thanks to all who sent in names for inclusion in our 15 Masses for our Holy Souls. Our faith reminds us; “Lord, for your faithful people life is changed not ended”. May our dear Holy Souls be blessed in the final stage of their journey in meeting our loving Jesus face to face.       

 

 

 

 

 

                THE SAINTS, OUR DECEASED AND US

 

 

 

“She has her mother’s eyes.” “He is the spitting image of his father.”  From birth until death, we talk endlessly about family resemblances.  We carry within us the traits of our ancestors.  There are other characteristics too.  We say: “He has the patience of Job.” “I wish I had my grandmother’s faith.” “She is a saint for doing that.”  “He is a prayerful person.”  These qualities and traits come from our spiritual ancestors, deceased and saints.   They share with us the common bond of God’s image.   We also share the common bond of our Baptism.  In our Christian Catholic tradition, we believe that on the day of our baptism the very life of God came to dwell within us, not just for one or ten or one hundred years but forever.  We also believe that at that very first moment we became members of God’s family.  So, in baptism, like the first creation, we are linked together:  living and dead.  Our baptism calls us to model our lives on the life and message of Jesus which He left us in the Gospels. Each of us too leaves a story for others to tell. We look back for inspiration to the stories of the Saints and the Apostles from the early Church. As we celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, we might ask ourselves what we will leave behind? What will people remember of our life? How will we mirror the very life, image and likeness of God that we see reflected in our deceased relatives and Saints of the Church?

 

NOVEMBER SACRED SPACES

 

Both Churches are open daily for visitation and prayer.  An extra blessing during the dark November days are our two Sacred Spaces honouring our Holy Souls.  You will have an opportunity to pray and reflect at these Sacred Spaces.  On your visit bring a colourful fallen leaf and place it in the big wooden dish – with a happy few words of blessing for those you are remembering.  I hope these November ‘Spaces’ will focus all of us to the fact that all our faithful departed are in the hands and care of our loving Jesus.  There will be prayers and reflections which you can read and reflect on at these ‘Spaces’.

 

WHY, OH WHY, GOD?

 

In our sorrow we seek some reason – any reason – for the death of one we loved. Often in the depths of ourselves the seeds of anger and bitterness grow until we cry out. “Why did it have to happen? Why, Oh Why, did you do this to me God?” We might also feel great anger and bitterness towards the one who has died. Perhaps the death has left us burdened with unfinished business and unrealized goals. With family responsibilities and financial problems. Anxiety and grief prompt us to direct our anger towards the deceased and we repeatedly demand, “Why did you die and leave me to face all this alone?” We know our questions are unreasonable, but we have this unbearable hurt that leads us to think unsteadily. We have become a different person; one we hardly recognize. A Welsh proverb states: “There are three things that only God knows – the beginning of things, the cause of things and the end of things”. God, who knows “the end of things”, may not reveal truly satisfying answers to our questions today, tomorrow or even in the years to come. But we have been left with a promise that one day we will understand. Ours is a loving God who will not leave us floundering forever in confusion and questions born of grief. Even though our “whys?” may go unanswered, with God to help us we can emerge from our grief with a stronger spirit and our mind and heart happy with God’s rich promise – “Anyone who believes in me will never die”.

 

                                THIS IS THE DAY……

 

Have you heard of the pessimist who, when asked how he was replied, “Oh, I have my bad days and my worse days?” It reminds me of the days of the week as set down by James Joyce in one of his books – “Moanday, Tearsday, Wailsday, Thumpday, Frightday, Shatterday!” Sadly, there really are people who seem to think like that. How much happier they would be if they learned to say daily in the words of the Psalmist in the Bible, “This is the day which the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it”

 

NOTICES

 

MOYVANE GAA LOTTO: In adherence with Level 5 guidelines, the Moyvane GAA Club Lotto Draw is continuing each Sunday at 8pm, outdoors at Con Brosnan Park. Each week the draw will be made by a representative from our sponsors and local businesses.  Tickets are for sale at Kennelly's Homevalue

 

Hardware, Holly's Gala, Stacks Butchers and Mike Corridan's Garage.  You can also purchase tickets online by following the link in Moyvane GAA Social Media or by contacting any committee member.  The current Jackpot is €8,300.  Thank you for your continued support and as always #UpTheBoro.

 

 

 

 

 

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PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice due to level 5 restrictions. The Office will be working BEHIND CLOSED DOORS during office hours. If you wish to book a mass or require a mass card or have any other query ring the parish office or email. Mass cards can be posted out to you or pick up at a designated time. 068-21188 listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

1st to 8th November

 

Sat. 31st

 

               

 

Eileen Hannon, The Square, 1st Anniversary / Geraldine Daly, Stokers Lawn, 50th Birthday Remembrance / Nell & Jackie O Flaherty, Greenville / Dermot Buckley, Bridge Road / Joh Paul, Eugene & Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara/ Mary Brennan, Gortacrissane / Deceased Members of the Roche Family, O’Connell’s Ave. & Sr. Nuala O Leary

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun. 1st

 

               

 

Mary Daly, Bridge Road, Birthday Remembrance / Martin Scanlon, Ballygologue Park / John Carmody, Clountubrid / Margaret (Peggy) O’Connor nee Enright, New York & Bridge Rd /Tommy & Kitty Doyle & Eddie Walsh, Asdee Village / Richard Dillon, Ennismore

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon  2nd

 

               

 

All Souls – Dead on our November Lists

 

               

 

10.30am

 

All Souls – Dead on our November Lists

 

               

 

7.00pm

 

 Tues 3rd

 

               

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 4th

 

               

 

Vera Enright, Ennismore

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 5th

 

               

 

Mamie & Ned Joe Galvin, Clounmacon / Maureen Hayes, Gortacrissane

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 6th

 

               

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Sat 7th

 

               

 

All Souls – Dead on our November Lists

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Dan O Flaherty, Kenny Heights, Months Mind / Phillis Keane, Ballygrennan, 1st Anniversary / Patsy Cronin, Bridge Road / Tony & Stephen Whelan, Finuge / Elizabeth O Connor, Greenville

 

               

 

Vigil

 

6.15pm

 

Sun 8th

 

               

 

Anne O Mahony, Glouria, Lisselton, Months Mind / Peggy O Carroll, William St., 1st Anniversary & Birthday Rem. / Collette O Halloran nee Doyle, Tralee & Ennismore, 1st Anniversary / Tom & John Daly, Bridge Road / Kathleen McCarthy, Tanavalla /

 

 Danny & Nora O Donoghue, Bedford

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS & FUNERALS:     Jeremiah O Driscoll, Dirha West.  John Finnegan, Killocrim. Bernard (Buddy) Scanlan, Ballygrennane. Nora Lehane nee O’Brien, late of Tanavalla & England.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Sean & Carol McCarthy, Killocrim / Moss Lyons, Finuge / Josie Doyle, Bridge Road / Deceased Members of the Roche Family, O’Connell’s Ave. & Sr. Nuala O Leary.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD ON LINE THIS YEAR: commemorating our loved ones beginning on All Souls Day, on Monday, November 2nd. During the Month of November our thoughts and prayers are with our Dead as we pray for them. Our Dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them. By praying for the dead, just as we were with them in life –  we are united with them in the Communion of Saints. In calling to mind those who have gone before us – we reflect on how as they shared in the journey of our lives – through moments of joy – moments of sadness – moments of despair. Our thanks to you all who have already dropped in your November Offerings & Dead List as we pray for the repose of their souls. These Lists will placed on the Altar at each of our November Masses beginning on All Souls Day: November 2nd at 10.30a.m. & again at 7.00pm. Also at each Saturday morning during the month of November: Saturday, November 7th at 10.30a.m. / Saturday, November 14th at 10.30a.m. / Saturday, November 21st at 10.30a.m. / Saturday, November 28th at 10.30a.m. We invite you to join us. Come and view the Poster with the names of our loved ones whose funeral mass took place here at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. From November 1st 2019 to October 31st 2020. Our special Annual Mass for them takes place on Friday 27th November at 7pm. streamed online at  www.listowelparish.com

 

 

 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.  Amen.

 

 

 

THE ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIED IN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL KERRY IN THE PAST YEAR.  This includes those who have died in the hospital, those who have experienced pregnancy loss, and those who have died within the Palliative Care Services.  We also remember at this Mass past employees of UHK who have died. TO BE CELEBRATED, MONDAY 2nd NOVEMBER AT 7.00PM Due to Covid 19 restrictions this Mass will be live streamed. You are welcome to join us online. www.churchservices.tv/tralee or www.stjohns.ie

 

 

 

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.     

 

 

 

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Moyvane, Knockanure and Listowel Church news 24 10 2020

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday.

 

Please follow the guidelines on the door.  Book Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms & Weddings (currently postponed). Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie. 

 

All Masses listed below will be on the Parish Radio Link and over the tannoy system in the car parks. 

 

                                                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 24th Oct to Sunday 1st Nov

 

 Sat 24th            7.30pm        Tommy & David Stack, Keylod (Anni)

 

 Sun 25th           11.00am        Anne Nolan, Carrueragh (Months Mind)

 

 Wed 28th           7.30pm        Liam Sexton, Knockanure (Anni) & deceased of the                                                               Sexton family.  th                            7.30pm       James Moody, Woodgrove (Anni) st                                7.30pm       Bridie Hunt & her loving sister Louise O’Connell (Anni)

 

 Sun 1st               11.00am       Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 25th Oct to Sunday 1st Nov

 

 Sun 25th              9.30am     Seán McMahon, Carrueragh (Anni)

 

 Sun 1st                 9.30am     Holy Souls (all on November List)

 

ACCORD PRE-MARRIAGE COURSES AND COUNSELLING SERVICE: Until at least May 2021, Accord pre-

 

marriage courses will take place live on-line with up to 12 couples:  via Zoom they will be interactive and delivered by two presenters.  Contact Accord on 066/7122280 for further information.

 

NOVEMBER MASSES

 

Your November list for the dead should be handed in no later than 31st October.  Our Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on November 1st and will continue on the following dates:  These nine Masses can be heard over the tannoy in the car parks or on Parish Radio Link.  

 

    Sunday 1st November                 9.30am                               Knockanure 

 

                                                                                                                      11.00am                         Moyvane

 

                Sunday 8th                                                9.30am                          Knockanure

 

                                                                                                                      11.00am                         Moyvane

 

                Saturday 14th                                      7.30pm                              Moyvane

 

                Sunday 15th                                          9.30am                              Knockanure

 

                Sunday 22nd                              9.30am                         Knockanure

 

                                                                                                                                  11.00am                             Moyvane

 

                Sunday 29th                                          9.30am                   Knockanure

 

Privately, I will celebrate six more Masses, so in total there will be 15 Masses for all those named on your November Lists.  Those in the Parish Offertory envelope system may use the envelope in their box or the envelope attached to the Newsletter this weekend.  If you use this one please put your box number on it. 

 

Envelopes can be dropped into the Parish Office, the post box at the Presbytery door or at weekend Masses.   NOVEMBER CANDLES: Special November candles for your home with a nice prayer are available from the Parish Office €3.  It may be nice to set up a sacred space for November in your home. 

 

A SWINE OR A SAINT?

 

How many times have I felt myself glow when others recognise or praise me and how many times have I been plunged into gloom when others ignored or criticised me.  Acclaim affects me like a wedding feast, criticism affects me like a bereavement.  But there are some who have a steady flame shining from deep inside them.  This is not extinguished when others ignore them, for it is not dependant on what others think of them, it is what they think of themselves with a quite certainty.  We have two potentialities within us – to behave like a swine or a saint.  But we help people more by giving them a favourable image of themselves than by constantly harping on their faults.  Each individual normally strives to be true to their image.  The saints hold up a mirror before us.  In this mirror we get a favourable image of ourselves.  We see what we are capable of.  All we need is the will to imitate them.   May the Saints guide us in making this a special November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               WE ARE NOT JUST HUMAN BEINGS.  WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD.

 

 

 

Our Gospel this weekend talks about the two great commandments and states that they must not be separated.  In practice, they are often separated.  Many Catholics think that when they have attended to their ‘RELIGIOUS DUTIES’ they can sit back and relax.  They have done their bit for God!  Those religious

 

duties do not commit them to do anything in life.  Vatican II reminds us:  “THE SPLIT BETWEEN THE FAITH

 

WHICH MANY PROFESS AND THEIR DAILY LIVES DESERVES TO BE COUNTED AMONG THE MORE

 

SERIOUS ERRORS OF OUR AGE”  Once in a particular part of the desert there was a Monk called Moses.  He had a great reputation for holiness and was admired by so many.  Well, it was coming up to Easter, so the Monks met to see what they should do to prepare for it.  They were very anxious to do something to show their love for Jesus, who suffered and died for them.  They decided to fast the entire length of Holy Week.  Having made the decision, each Monk went off to his bare and lonely cell, there to fast and pray.  However, about the middle of the week, a couple of wandering Monks came to visit the cell of Moses.  As they were starving he took pity on them and cooked them a little vegetable stew.  To make them feel at ease he took a little of it himself.  Meanwhile, the other Monks had seen the smoke rising from Moses’s cell.  It could only mean one thing – he had lit a fire to cook some food.  In other words, he had broken the solemn fast.  They were shocked and saddened at seeing the weakness of Moses, and in the eyes of many of them, he fell from his pinnacle of sanctity.  Moses came out meet them.  Seeing judgement in their eyes, he asked: “What crime have I committed that you look at me like this?”  “You’ve broken the solemn fast, the fast we undertook out of love for our crucified Lord”, they answered.  “So I have”, Moses said.  “I have broken the fast.  I have broken the commandment of men, but in sharing my food with these brothers of ours, I have kept the commandment of God that we should love one another.  Do you not think that Jesus would have done the same?  Did he not eat and drink with sinners, even though the religious leaders were scandalised and called Him a glutton?  My friends, you have torn the Gospel of Jesus in two.  These are two great commandments, not one.  Jesus said that we are to love the Lord, our God with all our hearts and all our souls and that we are to love our neighbour as ourselves.  Hence it is far better to eat meat and drink wine than by detraction to devour another person’s character.  We did not come into the desert to get away from people and to be alone with God.  We come here to find other people – to find them and love them in God”.  The Monks went away from Moses, humbled but wiser.  It is easy for us to make the same mistakes those Monks made – to think that there is only one commandment, namely to love God.  God loves each and everyone of us, deserving and undeserving.  He wants us not only to love Him in return but also to love one another.  Here in a nutshell we have the whole teaching of the Bible. 

 

LIFE AND DEATH

 

We live in a world where death is more talked about than life.  The news headlines are dominated day in and day out by death.  November calls us to remember in a special way all our faithful departed, our Holy Souls.  Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever, believes in ME, though they die (physically) shall live”.  This is the greatness of our faith.  Eternal life is something that happens to us when we die.  Those who believe in Jesus and who are linked to Him through Baptism, already have eternal life in them.  The seed is well and truly planted, though its full blossoming only comes after death.  We feel sad at the onset of winter because the earth turns brown and everything begins to die.  Nevertheless, we are not too despondent for we know that spring will return and renew everything once more.  Thanks to our Baptism and our faith in Jesus, we are already living the life of God.  Those gone before us, marked with the sign of faith, are sharing the new life Jesus won for them on the Cross.  He has won that new life for us too.  November fills us with so many memories but it also fill us with God’s hope and love…..

 

NOTICES:

 

KNOCKANURE VALLEY BE ALERT GROUP: would like to thank Kerry County Council for the community support grant we received. This has enabled us to purchase 9 community alert signs to improved the safety of the local people. Due to COVID-19 no AGM will be held, all committee members are all staying on for another year. If you would like to join the committee or the group please contact Danny Winter 087 686 3726. Thanks. MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: wish to acknowledge with thanks the grant from Kerry County Council Community Support Fund. Deeply appreciated. 

 

WHEN PRAYING……….In prayer it is better to have heart with words, than words without heart!

 

 

 

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 25th to 1st November

 

Sat. 24th

 

               

 

Eileen & John O Connell, Woodford / Pat Lane & Dec. Family, Coolnaleen / Pat Nolan, Skibbereen, Cork / Pat Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive & /  John Downey, Brosna

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun. 25th

 

               

 

Sheila Mahony, (nee Stack) Toor, Duagh & Florida (recently deceased) /Anne Wixted, Ballinruddery [Months Mind] /John, Delia, Johnny & Ted Keane, Slievecahill /Maurice Collins, Kilmorna

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 26th

 

               

 

Bridie Mulligan, Bridge Road / Tim & Michael O Sullivan, Finuge John Corkery, Lixnaw / Special Intention

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Tues 27th

 

               

 

Kathleen Walsh, William Street [Month’s Mind]

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 28th

 

               

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 29th

 

               

 

Hannah & Ned O Neill, Bridge Road /  Ella & Tommy Brandon, Luchra Road & Jerry & Jimmy O Neill, England

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 30th

 

               

 

Eamon O Connor, Gurtinard

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Sat 31st

 

               

 

Ann Barry, Scartlea

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Eileen Hannon, The Square, 1st Anniversary / Geraldine Daly, Stokers Lawn, 50th Birthday Remembrance / Nell & Jackie O Flaherty, Greenville / Dermot Buckley, Bridge Road / Joh Paul, Eugene & Eileen McCarthy, Bunagara/ Mary Brennan, Gortcrissane

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Feast of All Saints Sun 1st

 

               

 

Mary Daly, Bridge Road, Birthday Remembrance / Martin Scanlon, Ballygologue Park / John Carmody, Clountubrid / Margaret (Peggy) O’Connor nee Enright, New York & Bridge Rd / Tommy & Kitty Doyle & Eddie Walsh, Asdee Village

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE John Corkery, Lixnaw.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 25th October, Fr.  Kevin McNamara, 089-4044816 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD: Due to the Covid 19 restrictions now moved to Level 5, we will be celebrating all our November Masses for our loved ones ‘on line’ this year beginning on All Souls Day, Monday November 2nd.  We will publish more details of the times of the masses next weekend. You may write the names of your deceased on List and with your offering put into the special November purple envelope which is in your box or there are some loose envelopes at the back of the church and in Parish Office. You may then drop you’re your envelope into box at the back of the Church or into the Parish Office. Thanks

 

 

 

BISHOP RAY’S INVITES YOU TO READ HIS PASTORAL MESSAGE: which is on our Kerry Diocesan Web page at www.dioceseoflerry.ie

 

 

 

LECTIO DIVINA ON ZOOM DATES:  29th  October Thursday 5th , 12th , 19th November   (6 weeks) Time: 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. We will begin each week by watching a short video  which corresponds with the upcoming Sunday’s gospel, which is from the gospel of Matthew this liturgical year.  If you are not familiar with Lectio Divina you could watch the following 6-minute YouTube video which explain it very well –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKSp_s04sVg To participate, please email:   alphakerry2020@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Moyvane, Knockanure and Listowel church news 18 10 2020

 

 

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday.

 

Please follow the guidelines on the door.  Book Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms & Weddings (currently postponed). Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie. 

 

All Masses listed below will be on the Parish Radio Link and over the tannoy system in the car parks.                                                                                        Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th October

 

th                 7.30pm       Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen (Anni) th           11.00am        Willie Martin, Glin (Rec Dec)

 

                                                           (uncle to Marian Quinn, Woodgrove) st            7.30pm       Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East (Anni), his parents 

 

                                                           Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat rd               7.30pm       Nora O’Donoghue & loving daughter baby Leah                                                   Clounbrane & Perth (1st Anni)

 

 Sat 24th            7.30pm       Tommy & David Stack, Keylod (Anni)

 

 Sun 25th          11.00am        Anne Nolan, Carrueragh (Months Mind)

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th October

 

       Sun 18th            9.30am      Parishioners

 

Sun 25th            9.30am      Seán McMahon, Carrueragh (Anni)

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan, P.P., Lixnaw   087/2461749. Emergencies only. 

 

Thank you for your generosity. TRÓCAIRE:  Caoimhe de Barra, CEO, Trócaire has been in touch to acknowledge at long last our Trócaire collection: “Thank you and the people of Moyvane Parish, so much for your most generous donation of €3,000.” VERY MANY THANKS:  It has been quite a delightful week for me with the celebration of my 65th birthday last Monday.  On the same day I was on RTÉ Radio 1 in the morning and RTÉ Television that evening.  Very many thanks for your greetings, gifts and very kind words with regards ‘Confessors’.  May God continue to bless and protect us.                                

 

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY:  This Sunday 18th is World Mission Sunday.  We are asked to keep all

 

Missionaries in our prayers.   Envelopes are available this weekend.  If you are in a position to help, put your offering in the envelope and return it next weekend or drop them into the post box at the Presbytery.   ARD CHÚRAM: To mark Positive Ageing in North Kerry, Ard Chúram is asking you to submit a poem or a Limerick entitled "The Corona..."  Please send your entry to: Mairéad Hanlon, Ard Chúram, Greenville, Listowel no later than Nov 4th. Please include your name and contact number. There will be prizes and a judging

 

panel.  Mairéad will be on Monday’s Talk About with Deirdre Walsh between 1.30 – 3pm.   Also, the Ard Churam Community Choir with Soloist Mary Culloty O Sullivan will perform a fantastic recital of Christmas songs in

 

Listowel Small Square on Sunday December 8th at 2pm. This FREE performance is a thank you from the Ard Churam Community Choir and Committee for the very generous support the Listowel and North Kerry businesses gave to the Autumn fundraising for their new Dementia Centre.

 

                                                                NEGLECT OF THE BIBLE

 

A small boy picked up a big book from the sideboard brushed off the dust and asked: “Whose book is this?” “Why son, that is God’s book”, answered his Mum. The boy, noticing that the book was not used said: “Mum maybe we should give it back to Him. We don’t have much use for it do we?” 

 

WAITING PATIENTLY

 

Vincent Van Gough lived a poor and simple life. In order to buy materials for painting, he often went without food.   Now that we are all in Level 3, Vincent’s words take on a new meaning.  He once wrote as follows: “My only anxiety is how I can be of use in the world.  But one feels a terrible discouragement.  One feels an emptiness where there might be a friendship and one exclaims:  ‘How long my God’.   There may be a great fire in our soul but no one ever comes to warm himself at it and the passer by sees only a little whisp of smoke coming through the chimney and pass on their way.  So what must one do?  One must go on tending the inner fire and wait patiently for the hour when somebody will come and sit down near it, to stay there maybe.  Let those who believe in God wait for that hour for it will come sooner or later”.  Thanks be to God.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    PRODIGAL DAUGHTER

 

 

 

My comments on the Prodigal Daughter from the documentary ‘The Confessors’ seems to have touched many hearts.  Maybe the following reflection could challenge all of us to be more understanding and supportive of a Prodigal Daughter.  I think it is a very strong reminder to all of us to be sensitive as to how we judge or condemn others. 

 

“Great poets have sung of beauties of home, its comfort, its love, tears and its joys; How back to the place of its sheltering dome I welcome the prodigal son.  

 

They picture his father with pardoning smile and glittering robes to unfurl;

 

But none of the poets thought it worthwhile to sing of the prodigal daughter.

 

The prodigal son can resume his old place as leader of fashion’s mad whirl, with never a hit of his former disgrace     not so for the prodigal daughter !

 

The daughter may come back to the home she has left but nothing is ever the same;

 

The shadow still lingers o’er the dear ones bereft, society scoffs at her name,

 

Longer version:  This Monday at 10.30pm BBC1 will show a longer version of ‘Confessors’.

 

Perhaps that is why when the prodigal daughter gets lost on life’s devious track; She thinks of the lips that will scornfully curl, and hasn’t the heart to come back.

 

Yes, welcome the prodigal son to his place,  kill the calf, fill the free-flowing bowl;

 

But shut not the door on his frail sister’s face,  remember she too has a soul”.

 

                          CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

One of the most touching things about children is their openness. This same openness, however, leaves them extremely vulnerable. Children are like crocuses appearing in February – frail, delicate, beautiful – innocents abroad in an unpredictable climate. If crocuses are embraced by the sun, they will bloom to their full potential. But if assailed by snow and frost, they die a premature death. Love is to a vulnerable person what sunshine is to a flower. For months a certain room was decorated with artificial flowers. While the flowers looked pretty they lacked only one vital thing – they emitted no scent. One day, someone brought in a small bunch of fresh bluebells and placed them on the table. The difference was immediately noticeable. The fragrance given off by the little bluebells filled the entire room. How the genuine article shines out; how it quietly makes its presence felt! It doesn’t have to be big.  Jesus said that anyone who gives even a cup of cold water is a symbol of the small, kind deed. Actions don’t have to be heroic in order to help and comfort another person. They just need a certain quality – warmth. All actions coming from the heart have this warmth. Few of us are given the chance to perform great deeds, but the opportunity to give a cup of water can come our way several times in the course of a single day. A small act of kindness, a small but significant, stepping stone can turn winter into summer at least briefly for someone else. I am privileged and richly blessed to work in a Parish where I daily experience so many Parishioners performing so many acts of kindness for so many in the Parish including myself. Please, please continue to make a difference! 

 

                                                     KEEP OUR LAMPS BURNING

 

When asked if his life was not a lonely one, the keeper of a Lighthouse said: “No we do not think it unpleasant or even lonely here. We know we are perfectly safe. Our business is to keep our lamps burning brightly all the time and to see that the reflectors are clear so that those who are in danger may be guided to safety” I think that’s a good guideline for all of us in helping and guiding each other through C19.

 

                                                        TEN SECOND SERMON

 

There is one thing that will grow in any soil and in any climate     – that is idle rumour!!               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Listowel Church News

 

18th to 25th October

 

Sat. 17th              Denis Kennelly, Colbert St. / Eileen Hallahan nee Barry, Dublin & Dirha Cottages, Bir Rem. / Mary & Patrick Hickey, Banemore / Austin Stack, Feale Drive       Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun. 18th             Deceased Members of the Flavin Family, Knockane / John Neville, Woodford / Joan & Joe Hilliard, Cahirdown /

 

 

 

Mary Sheehy, Gortacrissane / Kay Papp nee Horgan, London & Bunagara, Rec. Dec. / Carmel Lynch, Billerough /

 

 

 

Vincent & Angela Moloney, The Square / Elizabeth (Betty) Kennelly, Ashfield, 1st Anniversary / Paddy McElligott, Coolaclarig, Birthday Remembrance / Jerry O Keeffe, Charles Street / Fr. Haulie Ashe, Main Street, Listowel

 

                11.30am

 

Mon 19th                            10.30am

 

Tues 20th            Tilly Larkin nee Chute     10.30am

 

Wed 21st                             10.30am

 

Thurs 22nd          People of the Parish       10.30am

 

Fri 23rd                 Chrissie O Gorman, Clieveragh   10.30am

 

Sat 24th                Claudia Costello Shine, Coolaclarig & Ballygologue Pk. 50th Birthday Remembrance / Noreen Lynch, Luachra Rd., Months Mind           10.30am

 

Eileen & John O Connell, Woodford / Pat Lane & Dec. Family, Coolnaleen / Pat Nolan, Skibbereen, Cork / Pat Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive & John Downey, Brosna               Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun 25th              John, Delia, Johnny & Ted Keane, Slievecahill      11.30am

 

 

 

PRAYER FOR THE SPIRITUAL RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION: : ‘My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love you about all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen’.

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Patrick (Patsy) Browne, Ballygologue Park. /   Anne O’Mahony, Glouria, Lisselton.

 

 

 

PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH DIOCESAN COLLECTION Will take place this Sunday 18th Oct. it can be dropped in by envelope to the offering boxes at the back for the Church.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 18th October, Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan 087-2461749, (emergencies only).

 

 

 

LISTOWEL PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS NEXT WEEK (Oct. 19th – 23rd ):  Please note our Office will open only in the Mornings from 10am. to 1pm. each day for bookings of masses and mass cards etc.. Normal office hours resumes on Tuesday 27th October.  

 

 

 

LECTIO DIVINA ON ZOOM DATES: 22nd, 29th  October Thursday 5th , 12th , 19th November   (6 weeks) Time: 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. We will begin each week by watching a short video  which corresponds with the upcoming Sunday’s gospel, which is from the gospel of Matthew this liturgical year.  If you are not familiar with Lectio Divina you could watch the following 6-minute YouTube video which explain it very well –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKSp_s04sVg To participate, please email:   alphakerry2020@gmail.com

 

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE LEVEL 3 – ST. MARY’S PARISH LISTOWEL

 

 

 

Fr. Declan & the Parish Pastoral Council wish to advise of the changes to religious services here at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel following the announcement by Government that the whole country will move to Level 3 restrictions under the National Plan for living with Covid-19. These changes take effect from midnight on October 6th, 2020 and remain in place for a period of 3 weeks.

 

 

 

    Public Mass is not permitted and moves online. Mass will be celebrated online at 10.30am every morning Monday to Saturday.

 

 

 

    For Sunday, Mass will be celebrated online on Saturday for the Vigil Mass at 6.15pm and on Sunday morning at 11.30.am.

 

 

 

    The Church will open every day, after Mass, for private worship and will remain open until 7.00pm each evening.

 

11 10 2020 Moyvane-- Knockanure

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday.

 

Please follow the guidelines on the door.  Book Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms & Weddings during Office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.   Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th October

 

Sat 10th            7.30pm      Seamus O’ Halloran, Donnybrook & l/o Ranelagh (Rec Dec)

 

Sun 11th           11.00am       Denny McEvoy, Aughrim (Anni) 

 

                                                                                          & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families  Wed 14th              7.30pm       Mickey Buckley, Glin Road & deceased 

 

                                                                                          family members

 

 Fri 16th                     7.30pm       Paddy & Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni) 

 

 Sat 17th                    7.30pm       Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen (Anni)

 

 Sun 18th                 11.00am        Willie Martin, Glin (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                                           (uncle to Marian Quinn, Woodgrove)

 

 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 11th to Sunday 18th October 

 

                Sun 11th     9.30am                    Pat Lynch, Lr Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                   & deceased family

 

                                       Sun 18th    9.30am              Parishioners

 

Please note:  As the above Masses were booked prior to Level 3 restrictions, they will go ahead over the tannoy system in the car parks.  There will be no congregation present at these Masses and those families whom the intentions are for can remain in their cars in the car park and prayerfully join the celebration. PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Canon Declan O’Connor, P.P. Listowel  087/0908949. Emergencies only. 

 

 PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: To Robert Nolan & family, Carrueragh on the death of his brother-in-law (Anne’s brother) Dan O’Flaherty, Kenny Heights, Listowel & l/o Lisselton whose funeral is taking place on Thursday 8th in Ballydonoghue Church.  May he rest in peace.  

 

FR. DAN CELEBRATES DIAMOND JUBILEE OF PRIESTHOOD:  Warm congratulations and prayerful blessings to native son Fr. Dan Ahern (Columban), Leitrim Middle on celebrating 60 years of wonderful priesthood.  Due to current lockdown it was only close family who celebrated this wonderful milestone with Fr. Dan.   May the Lord continue to bless and protect Fr. Dan.  He ministered with enthusiasm and joy in Fiji, Philippines for many years and is now in happy retirement with his brother Fr. Pat back in Tralee.  

 

Ad multos annos Fr. Dan.

 

PARISH OFFICE:  Now that we have moved to Level 3, please note that the Parish Office will remain open with a  one-in, one-out system.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your wonderful compliance since the office re-opened in early July. Thank you.

 

STEWARDS:  As our Churches have been put on lockdown again, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the stewards for all their help, time and dedication in ensuring that all our celebrations were fully compliant with HSE guidelines.  A special ‘thank you’ to Stephanie Mulvihill, who co-ordinated the timetable for stewards on WhatsApp.  The up to the minute information was deeply appreciated by all stewards and ensured that stewards were present for every Mass.  A great job Stephanie!

 

MASS ON TELEVISION:  is on RTÉ 1 from Monday to Saturday at 10.30am and every second Sunday at 11am.   Mass is on Radio Kerry every Sunday morning and many local Churches have mass online. 

 

CLOTHES BANK PLEA:  When dropping off shoes to the clothes bank please tie them together.  Thank you. FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH: Horizons on Radio Kerry every Sunday morning after the 9am News and Just a Thought Monday to Friday at 7.30am and 12noon which will have a special focus on Mental Health Oct 10th to

 

17th coinciding with Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest: www.healthykerry.ie

 

MOYVANE WOODS:   Moyvane Woods which is the property of St. Brendan’s Trust (Diocese), wish to make it known that the felling or removing of fallen trees from the woods is strictly prohibited and they would ask  that all adhere to this request.   The maintenance of the woods is strictly carried out by Moyvane  Development Association only. 

 

WHAT LEVEL 3 MEANS TO OUR PARISH

 

As and from midnight October 6th the country moved to Level 3 restrictions for a period of 3 weeks. The impact on Parish activity and religious services is as follows:- 

 

1.            Public Mass is not permitted (no congregation in attendance) – I will say Mass privately and only the ones listed in the Newsletter will go out over the tannoy system.

 

2.            Our Churches will open daily for private prayer from 10am until late afternoon.

 

3.            In the case of funerals, a private funeral will take place due to Government advice regarding public gatherings. A maximum of 25 people may attend a funeral which must strictly be adhered to during Level 3. 

 

4.            Weddings may take place, but no more than 25 people may attend.

 

5.            Baptisms are postponed until we return to Level 2 or lower.  The Government measures that apply at Level 3 can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ad569-level-3/  A graphic of the measures in place in Ireland can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/resilience-recovery-2020 

 

INVITATIONS?  WHAT DO YOU THINK?

 

In our Gospel this weekend we have the strange story of the invited guests who refused to turn up for a wedding feast, with the result that their places were given to others.  These days should be peak wedding season, but many have been postponed and the few that are going ahead have restricted invitations to issue.   But can I remind you that the Jesus we encountered in all our Masses in the Parish is continually calling us as individuals and valued members of His family to a deeper and better life. His call may be very gentle, but it is very insistent and very real.   We all hear it from time to time, coming mostly from deep within us.  But, sometimes this precious invitation is like the seed that fell among the thorns.  It gets choked.  A brief honest look at our lives will show that this is true.   

 

           There is that letter I know I should write, but just now I’m not in the humour.  

 

           There is that sick person that I should ring and inquire about, but I don’t know what to say.  Anyway, right now my favourite programme is on television. 

 

           There are those prayers I know I should say, but right not I’m too tired. 

 

           I know it’s a huge challenge these days to make time for Mass, whether the ones on television or online or radio link or the ones on the tannoy system in the car park.  I need to give my prayerful attention and presence but something always comes in the way.

 

           I know I should be more charitable towards so and so but he/she is not the easiest person in the world to get on with. 

 

           I know that dishonesty is wrong, but I excuse my acts of dishonesty by telling myself that everybody does it and what I do is minor compared to what others are getting away with.

 

           I know I’m not doing my job as well as I should but why should I break my back when other aren’t pulling their weight? 

 

           I know I drink too much, but with C19 and all the restrictions, I am under a lot of pressure these days. 

 

Each of us, including myself, if we got down to it, could draw up quite a long list of things which we know, in our heart of hearts, we should do or not do, but which we refuse to look at.  And we have no shortage of excuses, many of them extremely plausible.  As I see it the greatest danger facing us is not that we might abandon God and turn to evil, but rather that we might ignore His invitation.  We prefer to devote all our energies to good goals of our own choosing, thus ignoring the invitation from Jesus to something infinitely deeper and better.

 

                                                                                                  NOTICES

 

MURHUR NS PARENTS COUNCIL:   Split the Bucket Draw: Our upcoming draw will be held on Friday 16th

 

October. Envelopes for entry can be found in Hollys Gala, Mike Kennelly’s Hardware, Noel Stack Butcher, The Village Grill with further outlets joining soon.  Congratulations to our recent winner Carmel Hudson Kilbaha who was the lucky recipient of €200! Thanks to all for your continued support.

 

 

 

 VISITING OUR CHURCHES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:   Just a gentle reminder when visiting our Churches  please continue to use the hand sanitizer provided and keep the visits short.  Thank you. 

 

 

 

LISTOWEL Church News

 

Sat. 10th

 

               

 

Jim Scanlon, Dirha East / Ned O Connell, Grogeen / Tim & Babe O’Sullivan, St. Brendan’s  Terrace  & Tom Flynn, England / Patsy Nolan, Ballygrennan & Gerard Griffin, Charles St. / Martin Lynch, Knockenagh, Listowel & Tarbert

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sunday 11th

 

               

 

Kay Papp nee Horgan, London & Bunagara, Rec. Dec. / Carmel Lynch, Billerough / Vincent & Angela Moloney, The Square Elizabeth (Betty) Kennelly, Ashfield, 1st Anniversary / Paddy McElligott, Coolaclarig, Birthday Remembrance / Jerry O Keeffe, Charles Street

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 12th

 

               

 

Jack Dore, Kilmorna

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Tues 13th

 

               

 

Maurice, Evelyn, David & Mary O Sullivan, Church St.

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 14th

 

               

 

Michael G O Connor, Patrick St. & Michael Chris O Sullivan, Derry & Philadelphia

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 15th

 

               

 

Madeline Reidy Moloney, Charles St. 1st Anniversary / Rose & Con Lynch, Moyvane

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 16th

 

               

 

Catherine Hudson, Moyvane

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Sat 17th

 

 

 

 

 

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  Sun 18th

 

               

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Denis Kennelly, Colbert St. / Eileen Hallahan nee Barry, Dublin & Dirha Cottages, Bir Rem. / Mary & Patrick Hickey, Banemore / Austin Stack, Feale Drive

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Deceased Members of the Flavin Family, Knockane / John Neville, Woodford / Joan & Joe Hilliard, Cahirdown / Mary Sheehy, Gortacrissane

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS Patrick Dowling, Woodford. / Kay Papp nee Horgan, London late of Bunagara. /Sheila Mahony nee Stack, Florida, America late of Toor, Duagh.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Eileen O Halloran, Bridge Road.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 11TH October, Fr. Declan O Connor, 087-0908949 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION will be postponed until further notice.

 

 

 

PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY BROWNE can be viewed on the diocesan website www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

UPDATE COVID-19 – LEVEL 3 – ST. MARY’S PARISH LISTOWEL

 

Fr. Declan & the Parish Pastoral Council wish to advise of the changes to religious services here

 

at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel following the announcement by Government that the whole

 

country will move to Level 3 restrictions under the National Plan for living with Covid-19. These

 

changes take effect from midnight on October 6th, 2020 and remain in place for a period of 3 weeks.

 

 

 

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AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.   Amen.

 

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Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday.

 

Please follow the guidelines on the door.  Book Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms &

 

Weddings during Office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.  

 

                                                                                                Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th October

 

 Sat 3rd            7.30pm        Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod (Anni)

 

 Sun 4th                   11.00am       Jim Watkins, Killaloe, Ballina & l/o Saggart (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                               (brother to Kathleen, Phil & Claire) 

 

 Wed 7th                  7.30pm       Joseph O’Connor, Kilbaha (Anni)

 

                                                                                         & deceased of the O’Connor & Foley families

 

 Sat 10th            7.30pm      Seamus O’ Halloran, Donnybrook & l/o Ranelagh (Rec Dec)

 

 Sun 11th           11.00am       Denny McEvoy, Aughrim (Anni) 

 

                                                                                          & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families 

 

                                                                                                 Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 4th

 

                 Tom Flavin, Trien (3rd Anni)

 

 Fri  9th           7.30pm        Paddy & Harriett Pender, Sallynoggin, Dublin (Anni)

 

                                                 Sun 11th                 9.30am              Pat Lynch, Lr Carrueragh, Kilmorna (Anni)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 & deceased family members

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Michael Hussey P.P. Ballylongford & Asdee  087/2386084. Emergencies only. 

 

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere and prayerful sympathy to Robert Nolan and family on the sudden death of loving wife Anne (née O’Flaherty), Carrueragh, Kilmorna whose funeral we celebrated on Tuesday last in Moyvane Church. Anne was a very loving Mum to Liam (Speedy) and Linda. Robert was such a loving and caring husband to Anne.  May Anne enjoy the fullness of new life in the presence of the Lord.  

 

May she rest in peace.

 

Kathleen Stack (née Enright), Church Road and l/o ‘The Hill’, Gortdromosillihy passed away peacefully shortly before the 12noon Angelus bell rang on Tuesday last.  In the terrific and loving care of all in the Enright family, Kathleen was delightfully looked after.   Affectionally to Donal, Ursula, Anna, Kathleen and Margaret, Kathleen was known as their second Mum.  She shared so many blessings and good times with them and we are grateful for that.  Kathleen always had a great link with the Parish and with all my predecessors who served here.  Her support, kindness and generosity to them and to me was excellent. She has left all of us so many memories.  She goes to her loving husband Willie and loving brother Mikey Joe whose Anniversaries occur this week.  They both will joyfully say “Welcome home, Kathleen”.  May she rest in peace.  

 

ANNUAL DAY FOR LIFE – THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 4TH:  This Sunday is the annual ‘Day for Life’.  The focus this year is on the sad reality of abortion.  We all seek to win over hearts and minds to ‘choose life’.  Please take this year’s card to your homes which are available in both Churches.  If you wish to view Bishop

 

Ray’s message for this ‘Day for Life’ it can be viewed on www.dioceseofkerry.ie 

 

MISSIONARY INITIATIVE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER:  A Zoom conference that shines the light of the Gospel on modern culture in Ireland.  Expert input for 25 minutes and also a Q & A for 10 minutes.  Each conference begins at 8pm.  Open to all.  To take part email thehookoffaith@gmail.com to receive a link for the Zoom call. It will take place on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s during the month of October. Tuesday 6th is Mission & Science with speaker Seán O’ Leary.  Thursday 8th Mission & Law with speaker Patrick Treacy.  For a full list of all speakers log onto www.thehookoffaith.com  

 

HORIZONS:  This Sunday native son Seán Jones, C.C., St. John’s is on with Mary Fagan.  Seán has always something special to say.  

 

HOLY COMMUNION FOR HOUSE BOUND:  Those who wish to take Holy Communion to the housebound family members can call into the Parish Office for a pyx.  Jacqueline will give you the details. 

 

NEW STYLE HOLLY’S:  While it has been a difficult week for all those in Holly’s with the new transformation of their store, the new look is great.   Thanks to Terry and all who have initiated these changes.  It puts down a  great marker for the community for the times that we are in.  Well done.

 

 

 

 

 

             WHAT SORT OF FRUITS DID GOD EXPECT FROM HIS PEOPLE?

 

 

 

God cared for His people as a good vinedresser cares for his vineyard, yet they failed to produce the desired fruits. I ask you what sort of fruit does God expect from you? He certainly is not talking about grapes! Rather it’s about right living. A look at the first few chapters of Isaiah yields the following harvest:

 

God looked for justice in our dealings with each other, and got injustice, corruption and exploitation;

 

God looked for peace from His people, and got war;

 

God looked for true worship, and got idolatry;

 

God looked for goodness, and got evil;

 

God looked for caring and sharing, and got greed; 

 

God looked for temperance, and got excessive eating and drinking;

 

God looked for community, and got exclusiveness and snobbery;

 

God looked for humility, and got pride;

 

God looked for wise and Christlike living, and got a pagan lifestyle;

 

This is our story too. Which of us would make so bold as to claim that we have made a full and adequate response to God’s wonderful love, shown in and through Jesus? God is always loving each of us to the point of foolishness, He wants to see a response from each of us, not for His own sake, but for ours. He wants to see us make use of the gifts and opportunities. He has given us so that we can grow as His children. Our response must be free and given out of love. Today is the time to start making a response. There’s no point in waiting for the harvest time that will be too late. Our response can be summed up – Jesus wants all of us to live as He lived.

 

FOR OCTOBER EMBRACE THE SEVEN C’S

 

Another new month, still limited, anxious and uncertain. Have a reflective look at the ‘Seven C’s’ - 

 

CARING: At the heart of the Gospel message is caring, not just for ourselves and others but especially for those who need our help.

 

CHARACTER: It’s all about moving towards our goals, not allowing negativity to destroy us, but we have it within us to make good choices everyday.

 

CONCENTRATION: There are many distractions in our way. If we can concentrate on the little, simple things in life, we will always be much more in control of what we are doing.

 

CONFIDENCE: So many of us lack confidence, especially in our own unique ability. We have much to offer and give that no one else can quite match.

 

CONSISTENCY: Consistency is all about doing what we enjoy doing and doing what we’re good at – not just occasionally, but often!

 

COVERAGE: One of the most precious gifts of the Holy Spirit and one we all need an abundance of each day.

 

A simple prayer every day is to pray for the courage to face that day.

 

GIVING THANKS: We have been a most favoured people we ought to be a most grateful people we have been a most blessed people. We ought to be a most thankful people. When was the last time you took time to give thanks?

 

AUTUMN

 

The evenings have noticeably become darker and longer. The leaves are changing colour and beginning to fall. Some of us find this time of the year depressing but it does seem a pity not to enjoy the glorious colours and richness of this season. As we grow older, the prospect of Winter approaching can be a little daunting as we have had a couple of really bad winters, but there is always compensations – cosy evenings by the fire, music to listen to and good books to read. Perhaps we can think of Autumn as a time of reflection and thanksgiving – not only for the Summer but also for the fact that we have come through it safe and well. Then we can face the colder weather cheerfully and the pain and restriction which C19 has placed on us.  May we look forward to the Spring with joyful hope.  Lord continue to bless and protect us. 

 

POWER TO RISE

 

A young parishioner summed up the very essence of religion neatly the other day. He said, “Fr. Kevin, take a stone as big as your fist. Throw it in the air……..it comes down because it is pulled earthwards by gravitation. Take a little bird in the palm of your hand, throw that into the air….. and it will soar because it has life and power”. Maybe that’s one of the biggest sermons ever…….our spirits are always being dragged down, debased, tempted          to fall – only a deep and abiding faith can give it life and power to rise.

 

 

 

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 4th to 11th October

 

Sat. 3rd

 

               

 

Tom McCarthy, Coolnaleen / Pat Mahoney, John B Grove & Coolbeha, Ballydonoghue / Ned McGrath, Woodford

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun 4th

 

               

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Peter Anthony Dowling, Church St. & Christopher Henry Smyth, Listowel & London / Martin McGrath, Cahirdown / Joseph Stack, Ballinruddery

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 5th

 

               

 

Mary & Bridie O Sullivan, Ennismore / Jeremiah Purcell, Woodford / Special Intention / Eamon, Una, Holly & Mary Mulvihill, Athea

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Tues 6th

 

               

 

Tommy Mahoney, England

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 7th

 

               

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 8th

 

               

 

Jamie O Carroll, Caherdaniel

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 9th

 

               

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Confirmation – Scoil Réalta Na Maidine

 

               

 

2.00pm

 

Confirmation – Presentation Primary School

 

               

 

4.00pm

 

Confirmation – Killocrim National School

 

               

 

6.30pm

 

Sat 10th

 

               

 

Oliver O Neill, Cahirdown Close, Recently Deceased / Charlie O Hanlon, Woodford, 1st Anniversary / Rose Morgan, Tralee

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Jim Scanlon, Dirha East / Ned O Connell, Grogeen

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun 11th

 

               

 

Carmel Lynch, Billerough / Vincent & Angela Moloney, The Square

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Elizabeth (Betty) Kennelly, Ashfield, 1st Anniversary

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

RECENT DEATHS  Noreen Lynch, Luachra Road. / Kathleen Walsh, William Street. / Anne Wixted, Ballinruddery.

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Tom (Sonny) O’Sullivan, Tralee & Clieveragh.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 4TH October, Fr. Michael Hussey, 087-2386084 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE will be closed on Friday next ( 9th Oct.) due to Confirmation Day.

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Wednesday’s from 11am. to 3pm. at the Main Altar in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. It will be live streamed.

 

 

 

NEW SCREENS: Our Parish Finance Council is delighted to announce that we have installed a six foot screen at Our Lady’s Altar & also at the Sacred Heart Altar in our church enabling people sitting at the sides to view the Sanctuary.

 

 

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST IRELAND 2020 (annual worldwide event) takes place at: Ballybunion Ladies’ Beach Sunday 11st Oct. at 2:30pm.

 

 

 

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Knoockanure, Moyvane and Listowel Church News 27 9 2020

Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P.  089/4044816. Presbytery & Office  068/49308; Secretary: Jacqueline Parish Office times: Open Mon & Thurs 10am – 12noon; Tues & Fri 10am – 1pm; Closed Wednesday.

 

Please follow the guidelines on the door.  Book Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms & Weddings during Office hours.  Thank you. www.dioceseofkerry.ie  E-mail: moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie.   Church of the Assumption Moyvane – Saturday 26th Sept to Sunday 4th October

 

Sat 26th                   7.30pm      Special Intention - Sick

 

Sun 27th                11.00am      John Shanahan, The Waterfall, Kilflynn (Rec Dec)  

 

Wed 30th               7.30pm       Gerard & Joan McEnery, Tubbertoureen (Anni)

 

Fri 2nd                     7.30pm       Willie Stack, The Hill (Anni)

 

Sat 3rd            7.30pm       Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod (Anni)

 

Sun 4th                    11.00am       Jim Watkins, l/o Saggart, Dublin (Rec Dec)

 

                                                                               (brother to Kathleen, Phil & Claire) 

 

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure – Sunday 27th Sept to Sunday 4th October

 

Sun 27th                9.30am      Paul McGonigle, Kenmare (1st Anni)

 

Sun 4th           9.30am       Tom Flavin, Trien (Anni)

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan  087/2461749. Emergencies only.

 

OFFERTORY & DUES ENVELOPES: Offertory €1,020; Shrines Knockanure €51.80; Dues €503.  Thank you. PRAYERS & SYMPATHY:  We extend our sincere and prayerful sympathy to Marian & John Joe Quinn & family on the death of Marian’s uncle Willie Martin, Glin whose funeral Mass was celebrated in Glin on Monday last.  At a later date we will have a Mass in Moyvane Church for the happy repose of Willie.  May he enjoy the delights of God’s Kingdom.  May Willie Rest In Peace. 

 

KNOCK SHRINE – LEGION OF MARY:  The annual Legion National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine planned for this Sunday has to be virtual this year.   However, it may be a blessing in disguise, as it will be a virtual event, so anyone can join in the viewing www.knockshrine.ie or on www.facebook.com/knockshrine/  Commencing with Rosary at 2.30 pm followed by Holy Mass at 3.00 pm.

 

PARISH RADIO LINK:  Plans are currently in place to have Masses from both our Churches transmitted on the FM wavelength available on all radios.  This will be a great blessing as people could assemble in their cars in the car parks and listen on their car radio and would be able to receive Holy Communion as well.   This would be a big break through as it would eliminate the tannoy system.  It is hoped to have the system in place shortly. FEWER MASSES:  Over the last few weeks we have had fewer public Masses.  As it is unrealistic to expect stewards to be available every evening and also in keeping with the latest HSE guidelines in reducing our contacts, Masses for the month of October will be on the following days:  Saturday Vigil, Sunday morning in Knockanure and Moyvane and Wednesday and Friday evenings.  The remaining days I celebrate Mass alone.

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Regrettably the house visitation restrictions for First Friday calls are still in place.  However, if family members wish to attend any of the Masses, we can give them a pyx to take Holy Communion to their loved ones.   It would help us immensely if families are taking up this offer to let Jacqueline know.  FR. TOM, P.P., GLIN:  This weekend Fr. Tom Crawford, P.P. of Glin, brings to a close an excellent time of dedication and service to the Parish as he retires.  Our prayerful good wishes go with him for a happy and long retirement.  On a personal basis I would like to thank him for his hospitality and warm welcome which he always afforded to me for celebrations such as weddings, funerals and First Holy Communion Masses. 

 

May the Lord continue to bless him with good health on his retirement. 

 

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS ADVENTURE TOUR:  taking in Killarney through the Dingle Peninsula. The aim is to enter into the prayer life of the early Monks as they wrapped themselves in the beauty of God’s creation, our common home.  Through music, song and story we connect with these early spiritual masters in the Irish cradle of Christianity.  Accompanied by: Deacon Thady O’Connor.  Ring Evelyn on 087/9365383 for info. 

 

NOTICES

 

AL HOMECARE: Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call in confidence Eileen or Tom today on 087/9916791 or

 

087/7440729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO RONAN:  Our sincere congratulations to Ronan Kearney, The Village on being elected    as Vice Chairman of North Cork Creameries.  We wish him well in this new post. 

 

 

 

 

 

                           “YES” OR “NO” TO FOLLOWING JESUS

 

 

 

It is possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple.  It means that one is a camp-follower, without being a soldier of the King.  One is not pulling one’s weight or playing one’s part.  One is simply a hanger-on in a great work.  One is a talker and not a doer.  

 

Once someone approached a famous professor about a young man and asked:  “So and so tells me that he was one of your students, is that correct?”  To which the professor replied:  “That man did indeed attend my lectures but believe me he was never a real student of mine”.  I think its one of the supreme handicaps of the Church that in it there are many people who follow Jesus at a safe distance, but very few real disciples, that is, people who actually do what He said.

 

DOING GOD’S WILL

 

There’s a character in our Gospel this weekend that could easily escape our notice.  He’s your “cross me heart; as sure as God; no problem; you can count on me” kind of character.  He’s all promise and no delivery.  His word is anything but his bond.  He’ll collect you “on the dot”, he tells you and the dot disappears into the day.  He’ll be home at 8pm for the dinner and the dinner is burned to a crisp.  He’ll have the money back to you “in no time” but “no time” never comes.  He’ll ring you first thing in the morning and you took it he meant this year.  You get a chilling thought thirty thousand feet up;  “Would he ever have overhauled the plane?”  He was supposed to turn up in the vineyard and they’re waiting for him yet.  One thing is clear the above candidate is  totally unreliable.  He is a hearer rather than a doer.  Against that background, the message that is highlighted in today’s readings is the importance of doing God’s will.  The sinner does it in Ezekiel, when he becomes law-abiding and honest.  The first son does it in the Gospel, when he repents of his initial refusal and goes to work in the vineyard.  The tax collectors and prostitutes likewise conform when unlike the chief priests and elders, they respond to the Baptist’s preaching and truly repent of their sins.  Jesus did it when He embraced the human condition and offered Himself in agony on the Cross.  His, in the fullness of His generosity is the greatest example of all.  It’s our “YES” that Jesus is seeking in our readings this weekend.  May God’s will be done in us as God’s will was done in Jesus and Our Blessed Lady.  None of us likes to be called a “YES-MAN”. The implication is that we don’t make decisions for ourselves.  As God’s “YES-MEN” we are meant to carry them through.  Carry them through we will, please God.  “YES-MEN” we’ll try to be!  In all that we do in the future years may God’s Word be our bond!

 

PROMISES CAN NEVER TAKE PLACE OF PERFORMANCE

 

The Jewish people were the ones who said they would obey God but didn’t.  The tax collectors and sinners were those who said they would not obey God but then repented and did obey Him.  We are dealing then in the parable, not with two individuals but with two sets of people.  Jesus was not really praising either set.  Both sets were imperfect but He wasn’t saying that one of them was better than the other.  Neither son in the story acted in a way that would bring total joy to his father.  Both were unsatisfactory.  But the one who finally obeyed his father, was a lot better than the other.  There are some people who will  promise anything.  At the initial stage of the project (talking and planning stage), they are loud in their protestations of willingness and loyalty.  But when it comes to the actual doing stage, Sam Bennett’s   they fade away.  Then there are others who are initially reluctant to promise  performance lifted   anything and from whom little can be expected.  Yet often these are exactly   people who come up tops, provided we know how to appeal to them.  The parable  His performance   teaches us that promises can never take the place of performance and fine words can  was magic!!  never be a substitute for fine deeds.  Please don’t think that the parable has nothing  to say to us.  Part of us says “yes” to God with our words, and part of us says “no” to    God with our deeds.  The challenge daily for all of us is to turn our words into deeds. 

 

  Every day we can turn one of yesterday’s  “No’s” into one of today’s “Yeses”.  

 

              CLOTHES BANK-  SVP are delighted with the good quality clothes they are receiving. 

 

With the start of another new month, it might be time to declutter in your homes.  Our clothes bank since its instalment in early summer is running very well and the SVP are delighted with the good quality clothes they are receiving.  Very many thanks for your support. 

 

 CRITICISM OF THE CHURCH:  Someone has wisely said:  “The Church has many critics but no rivals”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listowel Church News

 

 

 

 27th to 4th October

 

Sat. 26th

 

               

 

Margaret Doyle, Dromin, Months Mind / Kay Harnett, Church St., Birthday Remembrance / Michael McCarron, Gurtinard / Anne Moloney, Cherrytree Drive / Phil Healy, Greenville

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun 27th

 

               

 

John Enright & Deceased Family, Drumurrin

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Sheila Laide, Ballygologue Park, Months Mind / Elizabeth Barrett, Golf View / Peggy O Connor, Market St. & Clieveragh Park

 

               

 

11.30am

 

Mon 28th

 

               

 

John Joe & Peg Conway & Dec. Family, Ballygologue Rd

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Tues 29th

 

               

 

Brendan Galvin, Patch, Duagh

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Wed 30th

 

               

 

Sr. Pascal Hegarty, Killarney & Ballyduhig, Months Mind

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Thurs 1st

 

               

 

Angela Caslin & Jack & Mamie O Connor

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Fri 2nd

 

               

 

Thanksgiving Mass & Special Intention

 

               

 

10.30am

 

St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass

 

               

 

7.00pm

 

Sat 3rd

 

               

 

Tim & Moria Griffin, Coolagown

 

               

 

10.30am

 

Tom McCarthy, Coolnaleen / Pat Mahoney, John B Grove & Coolbeha, Ballydonoghue

 

               

 

Vigil 6.15pm

 

Sun 4th

 

               

 

People of the Parish

 

               

 

9.00am

 

Peter Anthony Dowling, Church St. & Christopher Henry Smyth, Listowel & London

 

               

 

11.30am

 

 

 

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Phil Healy, Greenville / Padneen Moran, Caherciveen.

 

 

 

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 27TH September, Fr. Anthony O Sullivan, 087-2461749 (emergencies only).

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Wednesday’s from 11am. to 3pm. at the Main Altar in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. It will be live streamed.

 

 

 

FRIDAY NEXT IS FIRST FRIDAY: Usual Mass at 10.30 a.m. and evening Mass which is the St. Pio Mass at 7.00 p.m. Confessions after Mass on Thursday next and again on Saturday morning.

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION 9TH OCTOBER 2020  Scoil Réalta Na Maidine 2.00pm. / Presentation Primary School 4.00pm. / Killocrim National School 6.30pm. Please note:  Admission to the church will be strictly by ticket only.

 

 

 

 NOTE OF THANKS to the 24 volunteers who have been helping out in the Church since it opened 13 weeks ago. Your help is most appreciated during these difficult times and has made the transition easier to adapt to the HSE / Government guidelines.  Thank you. If anyone would like to help either as an usher or Eucharist minister please ring the parish office on 068-21188.

 

 

 

 THE ANNUAL LEGION NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE,  planned for this Sunday, 27th Sept. has to be virtual this year. In past years, there were approx. 7,000 pilgrims present from all over Ireland and the UK, making it one of the biggest pilgrimages of the year. However, it may be a blessing in disguise, as it will be a virtual event, so anyone anywhere can join in viewing @ www.knockshrine.ie or on www.facebook.com/knockshrine/  Commencing with Rosary at 2.30 pm followed by Holy Mass at 3.00 pm.

 

 

 

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