By Jer Kennelly

REMEMBRANCE MASS:  Our remembrance Mass for the dead 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 week. Sincere thanks to all who helped in making the celebration special. You can still see the mass on YouTube. MASS of Remembrance on 23 November 2020 Moyvane.

MASS: Regardless of the National announcement on the lifting of restrictions, Masses will remain the same in the car park/radio in Moyvane until Sat 5th.

MEALS: Knockanure Community Centre are providing meals for locals during the restrictions of Covid 19. Glin Homes & Daycare Centre has been providing up to 90 meals on Wheels. Meals are delivered to the elderly of Glin and surrounding parishes of Loghill, Ballyhahill, Athea, Moyvane and Tarbert. They have been operating for past five years.

DEATH of Ita Bradley (née Liston) Athea Village, Athea/Tralee, Late of Meadowlands, on 20th November 2020. Predeceased by her parents Ned & Mary Anne, husbands Denis McNulty (Donegal) & Sean Bradley (Donegal), and her brother Tom Liston (Athea). Sadly missed by her children, daughter Geraldine, sons Kieran & Colm, son in law Vito Missorici, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters Mary Pallas (Limerick), Theresa Mullane (Athea), Anne Carroll (Caherconlish) & Phil Foley (Listowel), brother-in-law Johnny Mullane, and nephew Tony Pallas.

DEATH has taken place of Philomena Vaughan – Nee Goulding (Lahinch, and Knockanure,) on November 21st in her 95th year. Relict of Micheal R.I.P. Pre deceased by her brothers Jackie and Donal. Mother to Brid, Maree, Aileen (O’Sullivan) and twins John and Michael. Missed by her son in law, daughter in law,grand children, nieces, and  nephews.

DEATH of Margaret Neenan (nee Pierce) of Laccamore, Abbeydorney and formerly Doon, Tralee, at home in her 101st year on 26th November 2020, wife of the late John, mother of Gerard, Marie & Patricia and sister of the late Hannah (Carroll). Also survived by her her grandchildren Máiréad, Ciara, Greta, Eimear & John, great grandchildren Ruby & Bróna, nieces Sr. Breda O.P. (Drogheda), Josephine & Teresa, nephews Michael (and the late Johnny), daughter-in-law Ann, and son-in-law Ned.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Tim Healy, Nora Leahy, Birdie Joan Ahern, Nora McAuliffe, Ellen Quinn, John McMahon, Ann Kissane, John O’Connor, Pat Hayes, Jim Brosnan, Julia Leahy, Rita Fitzmaurice, Sr. Marie Costelloe, Bridie McCarthy, Tommy Foley, Peggy Sheehan, Jackie Healy Rae, Bridie Campbell, Mass Moyvane; Sat 28th at  7.30pm for Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim; Sun 29th at 11.00am for Peggy & Mick Sheehan, Leitrim Middle; Mon 30th at 7.30pm for Alan Collins, London (seriously ill) & his sister Roberta, his loving carer.  Their deceased parents Pan & Kevin Collins; Tues 1st at 7.30pm for John O’Connor, Inchamore & his son Seán; Wed 2nd at 7.30pm Mass for Deceased members of the ICA & deceased relatives of ICA members; Thurs 3rd at 7.30pm for Tom Hanrahan, New York, his brother Con, sister Helen O’Connor, Tarmons & their parents Thomas & Mary Ellen, Lr. Aughrim; Fri 4th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore, New Houses (Anni) & Breda Dore (Months Mind); Sat 5th at 7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Tarbert & Deceased of the O’Connell family and Mass on  Sun 6th  at 11.00am for Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, Athea. Mass Knockanure; Sun 29th at 9.30am  for Holy Souls (all on the November List), and Mass on  Sun 6th at 9.30am for Sheila Nash, Gortdromagouna (Anni) & Deceased of the Nash family.


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.

HURLING: Martin Stackpoole the Lixnaw man with many local relations is set to miss the Joe McDonagh Cup final, after injuring his wrist against Carlow, the game will be played in Croke Park on Sunday, December 13.

NURSES who served in the war are forgotten, let us remember Nurse Mary Danaher, born Athea 1887, she served in Egypt and died at Gaza age 31, of dysentery on October 12th 1918.

CHRISTMAS Eve 1961 was a joyous day for Cpl Tadhg Quinn of port Abbeyfeale, when he came home to Abbeyfeale from army duty on  the Congo. Older people in the community recall the Siege of Jodotville, where he was stationed at the age of 18.

NURSING Homes, free post friends, as they miss the contact and news from home. Support to Parishioners of Abbeyfeale in Nursing Homes .Due to the necessary Covid -19 restrictions it is not possible for Fr. Tony to visit parishioners in Nursing Homes this Christmas. Fr. Tony is asking family members to let him know which nursing homes their relatives are resident in so that he can write to them for Christmas. All contact details will remain confidential to Fr. Tony. You can email the contact details [email protected] or text 087-2600414.