By Jer Kennelly

ENROLMENT Scoil Chorp Chríost – Our School enrolment process for 2021 school year has commenced. Please go to or contact the school on 068-49130

(between 9.30 & 12.30 each day) for further details. Beidh fáilte romhat.

CRIB and tree have been erected in local churches, it will be a changed Christmas celebration this year with numbers reduced, many churches are using ticket only for entry. Great to see how parishes are coping with the regulations. But the lack of personal contact may have long term consequences, which may have a long lasting effect on us.

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

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.

DEATH of Marie Walsh (née Walsh), Barragougeen, Moyvane and late of Tullamore, Listowel, on November 30th, 2020. Predeceased by her husband John P. Sadly missed by her sons Pat, Jerry, John-Joe, James and Mike, daughters Helen, Ann, Theresa and Margaret, grandchildren Leah, Sean, Ella, Darragh, Marc, Luke, Dylan and Shane, brother Diarmuid, son-in-law Aidan, daughters-in-law Anne and Fiona, sisters-in-law Mary (London) and Margaret (Tralee), nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Gerald Stack, of Dooncaha, Tarbert on December 3rd, 2020. Predeceased by his parents Gerald and Nora, sisters Mary, Kitty, Peggy, Noreen and Breda. Sadly missed by his sister Hannah O’Sullivan (Finuge), nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Angela Carmody (née Kelly), Knockerin, Skehenerin, Listowel and late of Knockadireen, Duagh on December 3rd, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Mossie, brother Bill and sister Betty. Survived by her sons Patrick and Maurice, grandchildren Danny, Patrice, Ellie and Ben, brother Pat (Listowel), sisters Peggy (Youghal) and Ann (London), daughters-in-law Joanne and Pauline, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Breda Thomas, Fr. Liam Hayes, Sheila Nash, Tom O’Connell, Thomas J O’Donoghue, John Broderick, Tom Culhane, Betty Neumann, Nora Kennelly, Mary Ellen Daly, John Fitzgerald, Con Healy, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Paudie Mulvihill, Eugene Brandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Fr. Brian Dalton, Fr. Bob Barry, Mass Moyvane; Sat  5th at  7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Tarbert  & Deceased of the O’Connell family; Sunday 6th  at 11.00am for Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, Athea; Monday 7th at 10.00am a 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 & her sister Kate; Fri. 11th at 7.30pm for Nora & Mick Roche, Glin Road; 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.

Knockanure Mass –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).

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.

  1. 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.

WALKING track at the GAA pitch in Athea is lit at night. Spring bulbs are coming to life and wild garlic is thriving. Recent cold wind is a test of the stamina of many of us. Older people always feared the wind from the east, which was no good for both man or beast.

CHARITIES are suffering a great amount this past year. Great to see many finding inventive ways to help them. Including local woman Maggie Large who did a  marathon around Listowel for Kerry Parents and Friends. Ballybunion Golf Club Captains Day also contributed a significant sun to several local charities. Giving Tuesday was last week, a global day set aside to support organizations that are making a difference in the world.