by Jer Kennelly

CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH KNOCKANURE:  Re-opened Sunday 2nd August  for private prayer and visitation and will be open daily from 11am to 3pm.  The resumption of the celebration of Mass commences on First Friday, August 7th. First Sunday Mass is on August 9th at the new time of 9.30am. As with Moyvane, Sunday Masses will be relayed via a new tannoy system in the car park  Numbers in adherence to HSE & Government guidelines not to exceed 30 people.   Individually it’s three per seat. Family seats can have more than three per seat.  Please be guided by stewards. 

St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass at 7.00pm in Listowel.

ROAD WORKS UPDATE – Reach Active Works: Minor works along the Kilmorna, Trien, Athea and Moyvane – Knockanure Roads next week, under stop and go/traffic light system. Jerry Clancy 086/6072159.

KN Works:  Minor works will continue on the L1010, Piermount, Bog line, and Moyvane Roads next week, under stop and go/ traffic light system. For current project status contact Shane Sheehan on 087/9829576.

DEATH took place of Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha, Moyvane, on Friday evening 24th July. Predeceased by his son John and brother Brendan. Sadly missed by his wife Kathleen, children Tom, Joanne, Karina, Padraig and James, grandchildren, Cara, Emily, Oisín, Seán, Cian, Aaron, Ellie, Katie, Conor, Aislinn, Aoife and John Patrick, brother John Joe, daughters in law, Patricia, Claire and Gina, sons in law, Aidan and Mark, brother in law John, sisters in law, Mary, Helen and Bridget, nieces, and nephews.

DEATH has taken place of occurred of Nellie Aherne, Dirreen, Athea, in her 95th year, on 30th July 2020. Predeceased by her parents William & Margaret, brothers Willie & Tom, sisters Nora, Bridie, Margaret, Kathy & Mai.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Finucane, Leah Erin O’Donoghue, John P Walsh, John Purtill, Mary Kennelly O’Connor, Betty Griffin, Sr. Benedict Cotter, Sean Redmond, Dora Ahern, Paddy Casey, Pearl Dean, Nell O’Connor, Sr. Rosalie Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, Lizzie Burns, Joe Kearney, Kitty Barrett, Fr. Noel Moran, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill, Eileen Ahern. Mass in Moyvane on Sat 1st  at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel; Sun 2nd  at 11.00am for Damien Lyne, Killarney (Rec Dec); Mass on  Sat 8th at 2.00pm for Esther & Seán Foley, Ashgrove (Mass of thanksgiving for their Golden Jubilee, 50 years of marriage) and  7.30pm Mass for Dora & Mossie Ahern, Kilbaha (Anni); Sun 9th at  11.00am for Pat Hayes, Clounbrane (Rec Dec). Mass  Knockanure – Friday 7th at 7.30pm for Ellen Collins, Lisaniskea (Anni), her husband Laurence & their son Maurice and Mass on Sun 9th  at 9.30am for a Special Intention (sick) (please note Mass time has changed to 9.30am.

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:  The parents of the 2020 Scoil Chorp Chríost First Holy Communion class, have approached Fr. Kevin and the principal Mrs. Donegan, seeking approval for the forthcoming Holy Communion ceremony to take place in the Church of Assumption, Moyvane, in order to fully comply with social distancing guidelines and to allow siblings to attend. Fr. Kevin and Mrs Donegan have kindly agreed that this is a more suitable arrangement in these difficult times. The First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday the 12th of September at 11.30am in the Church of Assumption, Moyvane. 

MURHUR N.S. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:  This celebration will take place on Saturday 22nd August at  1pm in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane.  Both schools are actively communicating with parents regarding safe numbers for both celebrations.

CEMETERY MASSES:  As you are aware our Cemetery Masses have been cancelled for this year.  However, as this coming week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday would have been the dates for these celebrations can I suggest the following:  Monday 3rd Ahavoher Cemetery – all who have loved ones buried in this Cemetery would light a candle at home and pray the Angelus either at 12 noon or at 6pm.  In the same way on Tuesday for those buried in Knockanure Cemetery and on Wednesday for those buried in Murhur.  If these times are not suitable choose your own time but please honour it with prayer and if possible, a lighted candle in honour of the good men and women who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. We pray that this year in particular they will pray for us in the presence of the Risen Lord that we will continue to be safe and well during these anxious times. May they Rest In Peace.  A prayerful visit to either of our Churches would honour them in an extra special way. Moyvane Church open from 10am to 5pm daily and Knockanure Church open from 11am to 3pm daily.

BOOK Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms & Weddings during Office hours. Office times: Closed Mon 2nd; Open Tues 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed; Thurs 10am-12; Thurs 10-1.  068/49308.

EXHIBITION opened by Mr. Jimmy Deenihan of Mary Lavery Carrig’s, Wild Irish Wildflower Exhibition took place at St John’s Theatre Listowel on Friday, 31st July. The first event there since the closedown began in March.

RADIO: Horizons at 9 on Radio Kerry on 9 Aug-A Higher Power – Addiction. Local Stories of Addiction and how faith helped cope.

FLOWERS are in full bloom along many road margins, pity the main roads are cut before the flower.

Dead head roses, as they prevent a second bloom. Hanging baskets in the village of Athea are looking great. 

TOILETS: Now that most of the usual toilets are not accessible, it prevents many from going places, elderly men frequently need toilets. Surely the council could provide some basic urinals. Drinking water should also be provided, for people to fill their bottles.

HOME Schooling should also be practised this year for those who are capable of doing the job and it would relieve the schools and taxpayers of making provisions, which may to be discarded next year, it would be also good for the environment. 

ROAD works costing E600.000 are to be carried out in the district according to recent reports, no breakdown on the cost of the actual roadwork. Many are complaining about the view at junctions being impaired by shrubbery.

GAA Athea: Tickets are now for sale for their Club Development Draw 2020. Tickets are €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws. Tickets can be purchased online through clubforce by following the link –

NOVENA: Father Richard Gibbons, the Rector of Knock Shrine, has announced that the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock is postponed until perhaps later this year, depending on latest Government guidance. The annual Novena began in 1977 and has continued in unbroken tradition since.

WALK: On the Saturday supplement of the Irish independent ‘travel addict’ Pol O’Conghaile included The Knights Walk in Glin among the 25 Best Family Friendly Walks in Ireland. A 4km. walk that takes you through Glin Demesne, through the Rook Hall Wood and the Furry Hill Wood, rising up to ‘super views’ from Tullyglass Hill. Suitable for all ages the walk takes about 1.5 hours. The Knights Walk is just one of three walks included in The Glin Walking Heritage Trails. The Path and The Knockaranna walks take you along the Estuary with some beautiful scenery and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

VITAMIN D: Overall, obese older adults had much higher rates of vitamin D deficiency both in winter and summer (Figures 6-7). During winter, rates of vitamin D deficiency in the obese were 27.3% for those aged 55+ and 35.3% for those aged 70+ compared to 20.8% and 27.0% respectively for those not obese. Similar trends were also observed during summer

DIPLOMA: Interested in studying Theology in 2020? The one year, part-time Higher Diploma in Theological Studies at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth is now offered as a “Blended Learning” programme. Suitable for those with an undergraduate degree in any discipline (or equivalent), the course will run from September to May. The course  meets the Teaching Council’s requirements for the teaching of Religion in Secondary Schools. Closing date for applications: 14th August. For more information, please contact Barbara Mahon, Admissions & Marketing Officer, at [email protected] or 017084772