By Jer Kennelly

MASS on Radio; 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.

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. Thanks for all the meals produced and distributed to households since the emergence of covid 19. It is a pleasure to walk past the community centre in Knockanure at mid-day, the lovely aroma is very tempting.

MURHUR NS COOKBOOK: The Children of Murhur NS have created a wonderful Cookbook, as a fundraiser, they are available for sale in Holly’s Gala.

MOYVANE GAA LOTTO: Tickets are available online and from Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage and Newtownsandes Co-op,  the draw to be held on Sunday, December 13 at 8.00pm at Con Brosnan Park.

HEROES: Radio Kerry welcomes nominations for Kerry Heroes of all ages.  Please let us know, in no more than 500 words, who you wish to nominate, along with a photograph if possible by email [email protected] or by post to Kerry Heroes, Kerry Today, Radio Kerry, Maine Street, Tralee.  Closing date for receipt of nominations is midday on Wednesday, December 16th 2020.

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.

CHOIR Dec. 16; The virtual youth choir project for Christmas is well underway with more than 25 young people already involved.  These young people come from parishes throughout the diocese.  We would welcome more young people if you’re interested.  Contact Tomás Kenny at [email protected] or call 086 3683778.

DEATH of Peg Hayes, Bedford, Listowel, on December 9th, 2020. Survived by her nieces and nephews. Peg was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, following requiem mass in Listowel church.

DEATH of Catherine (Kitty) McEnery (née Cox), Tubbertureen, Moyvane and late of Kilcox Lower, Lisselton on December 5th, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Denny and sister Maureen. Survived by her sons Denis, John, Liam, Tom, Leonard and Aidan, daughter Margaret Doherty (Templeglantine), her 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, brother Tom, sisters Ann and Nodie, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Kitty was born in 1934 and married Denny in 1962. Kitty was laid to rest at Knockanure Churchyard, after requiem mass in Moyvane Church on 8th December 2020.

ANNIVERSARIES: Con Shine, Mary Boland, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Breda Meehan, Paidi O’Shea Hannah Dillon, John Dalton, Eileen Dalton, Mary Walsh, Crissie Nolan, Mathew Thompson, Paudie O’Connor, Phyl O’Kelly, Eddie Carmody, Tom Moran, Sr. Dympna Mulvihill, Sheila Harnett, John Dillon, Bridie Cox, John Mulvihill, Fr. Placid Nolan, Lila Carroll, Sr. Loreto Relihan, Sr. Anna Patricia O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Peg Meade, Neelie Buckley, Micheal Carr. Mass Moyvane; Sat 12th  at 7.30pm  Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list);

Sun 13th at 11.00am for Mike Joe, Eily Mai & Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni); Mon 14th at   10.00am Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list); Tues 15th at 7.30pm for John & Timmy Buckley, New Houses (Anni) their parents Elizabeth & Jeremiah & dec. of Buckley & Kiely families; Fri 18th  7.30pm for Ned, Catherine & Nora Keane, Lenamore; Sat 19th  at 7.30pm for             Con Healy, Moyvane North, and mass on  Sun 20th  at 11.00am for Connie Shine, The Village & dec of Shine family. Mass Knockanure on Sun 13th at 9.30am for John Joe Barry, Knockanure Village (Months Mind); Wed 16th  at 7.30pm Shared Christmas Mass (for living on Christmas list);Thurs 17th  at 7.30pm  for John & Peggy McElligott, Lissaniskea, Kilmorna & their daughter Betty McElligott Neumann, and mass on  Sun 20th  9.30am for Willie O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna.

CLOTHING COLLECTION: The Marian Hall, Moyvane has kindly allowed us to both store clothing prior to collection and act as the new drop-off point on day of our Collection. Monday, December 14 (8:00pm to 9:00pm), Wednesday, December 16 (9:15am to 10:15am) or Thursday, December 17 (9:00am to 10:00am). Covid safety protocols and procedures will be in place.

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.