Jer Kennelly

PADRE Pio February 2021 Devotions on Tuesday 2nd February at 7.30pm at Castleisland Church on line. The Witness is by Johnny Sheehan of Portmagee. He shared his personal story of battling with anxiety and depression and nowadays managing to cope.

St. Padre Pio Evening Mass, Rosary – 6:45pm / Mass & Benediction 7pm. Behind Closed doors in Listowel Church on Friday 5th. Phone your petitions to 087 2589 682 to Fr. Hegarty 6.45pm

FEAST of St Brigid Feb. 1st, 2nd The Presentation of the Lord and the 3rd St Blaise.

DEATH of John Paul McGrath, Ahalanna, Moyvane, on January 26th, 2021, son of the late Peter. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved fiancée Erin, mother Carmel, siblings Micheál, Clare, Ciaran and Donal, uncles, aunts, brother-in-law Maurice, sister-in-law Cathy, nephews, nieces, extended family, cousins, the Stack family (Carrueragh), neighbours and a large circle of friends.

DEATH of Mary Stack (née Finan), Upper Aughrim, Moyvane, and late of Lavagh, Co. Sligo on January 23rd, 2021. Predeceased by her husband John( in 2000), parents Charlie and Mary-Ann, brother Fr. Chris and sister Margaret. Survived by her sons Pat and Cathal, daughters Margaret and Mary, grandchildren Martina, John, Maria, Gerdi, Tricia, Sarah, Jack, Ciarán, Aisling, Sinead and Paul, great-grandchildren Anna, Orla and Miah, brothers Fr. Joe (Leeds & Dublin) and Fr. Jim (Sligo), daughter-in-law Mary, sons-in-law Patsy and Martin, brother-in-law Tim, sisters-in-law Hannah and Teresa, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, extended family, cousins, neighbours and friends. Mary was born in 1929 and married in 1956.

DEATH of Bernie Walsh (née Cody) of Moyvane North, Moyvane on Friday 22nd January, 2021.

Late of Shantalla Avenue, Dublin, wife of Jackie (deceased January, 2020). Predeceased by her parents Gerald and Lilian Cody, Dublin and husband Christy Leonard, also her brother Gerard and sisters Maura, Pat and Anne. Survived by her sister Eileen Curran (Dublin), nephews, nieces, kind friend Paudie, sisters in law, brother in law George, relatives, friends and neighbours.

SYMPATHY to Pat Flavin (originally from Trien) and his wife Anna Marie on the death of Anna Marie’s mother Philomena Walsh, Mallow whose funeral took place recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patsy Stack, Paddy Brouder, Mae Relihan, Liam Finucane, Brendan Keane, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ralph Toomey, Eamon Pelican, Bridget Brosnan, Nora Mary Stack, Joan Curtin, Denny Mulvihill, Patricia McCarthy, Frank O’Dowd, Sr. Thomas O’Connor, Bridget Leonard, Sr. Irene Stack, Nora Walsh, Ned O’Keeffe, Michael Daly, Mikey Joe Walsh, Nellie Hannon, Padraic Liston, Michael Sheehy, Mossie Kennelly, Marina Lynch, Jack Shine,  Mass Moyvane; Sat 30th  at 7.30pm for Gerald O’Shea, Muckross, Killarney (Rec Dec); Sun 31st  at 11.00am for Eily Mai O’Flaherty, The Village;

Mon 1st at  7.30pm  FEAST OF ST. BRIGID – Special Intention (surgery); Tues 2nd             at 7.30pm for Denis Mulvihill, his wife Tess, their son Ben and their grandson Denis Jones; Wed 3rd  at 7.30pm for Tom & Nellie (Ellen) O’Connor, Glin Road & Con O’Connor, Glin Road & Birmingham; Fri 5th  at  7.30pm for Margaret Sweeney, New Houses, 90th Birthday Blessings; Sat 6th at 7.30pm for Sheila O’Carroll, Deer Lodge, Killarney & l/o Moyvane (Months Mind), and Mass on Sun 7th at 11.00am for Jack Shine, Glin Road (1st Anni). Mass Knockanure on Sun 31st at 9.30am for   Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, and Mass on Sun 7th  at  9.30am for Mary Savage, Charleville (1st Anni) (mother of Brenda Clancy, Lisaniskea).

THOUGHT: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln.

VISITORS to Hospitals and care homes are banned, the least that people in charge could do to help relive isolation is have liberal video contact available for friends and relations.

GOOD NEWS: Fr. Tim Galvin’s targeted of  €30,000  for the building of a school in the southern region of Sudan has been reached.

BIDEN: President Joe Biden attended Mass on the Sunday after taking office at the Jesuit run Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington’s Georgetown neighbourhood. It’s where President John F. Kennedy, often went to Mass.

NATIONAL CLUB DRAW: Moyvane GAA are selling tickets for the National Club Draw.  Tickets are €10 and all proceeds will go to the player’s fund. More details will be on Moyvane GAA Facebook page.

BYPASS for Listowel, may be a waste of money, with climate change getting support, and people leaving countryside, in 10 to 20 years, much of North Kerry will be deserted and the heavy land planted. Private car ownership may be limited, small town shops eliminated. Why should tourist, need a bypass, as the slower they move, the more they appreciate the scenery and find some quaint old shops and get to know the past, from local attractions.

ST BRIGID’S CROSS has become one of the symbols of Ireland, along with the shamrock and the harp.

St. Brigid is celebrated on the 1st of February. Many still make the crosses, in years past, they were often sold for charity.

https://irisharoundtheworld.com/st-brigids-cross/

A DELAY; There is a delay in getting the unique Moyvane parish mugs due to a big back log in deliveries but the minute we have them we will let you know.

FARMERS: Up to 30% Cut in Basic Payment Will Destroy Farm Incomes, IFA President tells Taoiseach at AGM. https://www.ifa.ie/

BIODIVERSITY: The National Biodiversity Data Centre is an Initiative of the Heritage Council and is operated under a service level agreement by Compass Informatics. The data centre is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and the Heritage Council.

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DIOCESAN MISSION, was held on line last week and judging by the number who fllowed it, it was a success. It was an opportunity for us to gather in reflection and in prayer, online and in our homes. Mission talk each evening, first we had – John Connell, author, journalist, farmer then – Martina Lehane Sheehan, spiritual guide, psychotherapist, author. Tuesday’s speaker – Fr Peter McVerry, social activist, advocate for the homeless, Jesuit priest. Wednesday’s speaker – Jane Mellett, activist, environmentalist and  Laudato Si Trócaire worker. Thursday’s speaker – Br Richard Hendricks, spiritual teacher, poet and blogger, Franciscan brother. Friday’s speaker – Olive Foley, widow of Axel Foley and ambassador for Children’s Bereavement Services, Limerick. Nice booklet was also available and a lovely souvenir of the first Diocesan Mission in Kerry. Jane Mellett, environmental activist and Laudato Si’ Officer with Trócaire. She spent more than ten years as a pastoral worker with Dublin Archdiocese. In 2018, Jane walked 1,000 km from Italy to Poland with a group of pilgrims carrying Pope Francis’ message to the UN Climate Talks. She spent a year tweeting the entire Laudato Si’ document to Donald Trump.

PALATIVE care unit in Tralee is self funded without any government finance. The unit itself is a recognised charity, Irish charity number 20032456. The late John Paul McGrath has been in this facility and he did Trojan work in fundraising for the unit. Donations (527) up  to recently.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/palliative-care-unit-tralee-john-mcgrath

MILK: Board of Kerry Co-op are set to bid for a majority stake in Kerry Group’s dairy business including plants in Kerry, Cork and the UK. The ICMSA has met with Kerry Co-op for discussions.

LISTOWEL;  County Council organised an online gathering recently as there are going to apply to the Heritage Council for funding under the Historic Towns Initiative (HTI) 2021 for Listowel town centre.

WATER: It is rich in iron, something that is vital to health, and notoriously hard to absorb in supplement form (one recent study suggests that up to 40% of Irish women could be deficient in iron). Water that is rich in iron has been shown to be more readily bio-available and more easily absorbed than supplements. There are also traces of even rarer minerals, known specifically as Rare Earth Elements, including ytterbium, and europium – which has never been found in any water in Ireland before.

https://kingdomwater.ie/kingdom-water-unique-features/

SCHOOLS: Primary schools are being invited to sign up for this year’s Junior Entrepreneur Programme. The free programme teaches 5th and 6th class students skills, and almost 80,000 children have taken part since in 2010.

EIGSE na Brídeoige is a cultural festival which takes place every year during the first weekend in February. The events are spread over various centres in the Gaeltacht areas of Iveragh in South Kerry. Each year a different theme celebrates and investigates some aspect of the rich social and cultural heritage of the area. The theme can be a person, a place, an organisation or any other aspect of that heritage. Lectures, seminars and field trips explore various aspects of the theme. The weekend also includes music, song, and poetry in both concerts and informal sessions. The timing of the Éigse is intended as a celebration of the Brídeog /Biddy tradition celebrating Saint Bridget’s day, which is also a celebration of the coming of spring, regeneration and growth.

https://eigsenabrideoige.com/about

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes begins  Wednesday 3rd and concludes on Thursday 11th February (the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes). The Novena prayer will be prayed in St Mary’s Cathedral 10.30am, 6.15pm Masses online and Saturday 6.15pm and Sunday 8.00am, 10.30am & 12noon

THE FOLK EXPLOSION you will need to complete a short submission form and give samples of previous similar work you’ve done. In the submission you will be asked to explain how your idea aligns to Siamsa Tíre’s aims

https://www.siamsatire.com/news/join-the-folk-explosion

LETTER from Dublin; The Irish government hopes to have everyone vaccinated by September.

Here in Dublin I see the Gardai out in force, both sides, of the Con Colbert road leading in and out of Dublin asking people, where, they have come from and, to where they are going.

I see the Gardai along, both sides, of the quays of the river Liffey.  RTE shows the Gardai out all over the country questioning people about their movements, because of C19. As you know 5 kilometers is the limit unless it is necessary travel. People are not to mix from different houses as well. People were handed out fines because they were in the Phoenix Park. ———————————–

THE TAOISEACH  claimed that almost half of passengers arriving at Dublin Airport recently were coming back from holidays abroad. They claim that low incidence of C19 among visitors, clearly if you contacted virus abroad, you would disguise the fact.

REMEMBER all the forgotten people who died in Workhouse, County Home and Mental Hospital, now that there are so many with nothing to do, a group could find their names and have them remembered in a website.

WOMEN: Action from the Women’s Australian Football League. AFL Women’s is Australia’s national semi-professional Australian rules football league for female players and fourteen teams will be participating in the competition. There are many players from Ireland playing in the Women’s AFL, including Ladies Gaelic Football players such as Cora Staunton, Bríd Stack, Sinéad Goldrick, Sarah Rowe, Niamh McEvoy and many more. See TG4 at – Dé Sathairn @ 17:10 & Dé Luain @ 20:00.

HORSES: Laochra na Rásaíochta’ takes a look at Ireland’s most famous National Hunt horses from the 1970’s to the present day, recounting their brilliant feats through archive footage and interviews with the men and women involved in their success. NUA – Ag tosú Déardaoin 18/02 @ 21:30 on TG4.

SHOWS: With 140 agricultural shows across Ireland, this scene is hugely popular with competitors and spectators. Every year thousands of people spend months of preparation before travelling the country to take part in the competitions every weekend. For the first time in history – all country shows have been cancelled. They have lost their weekly get-together to hail the best of the best. We see competitors giving everything to be Best in Show — from cattle to cakes, sheep-shearing to basket weaving, show-jumping to new technology, not forgetting the best vegetables, dog agility, art and craft. See more on TG4 on 28 Feb. at 8.3 PM.

SCHOOLS: Catholic Schools Week, In conclusion, the Saint Joseph’s principal said, “Who knows what the coming months will bring? A prolonged school closure is a dismal time indeed, but we have a choice as to how to go forward. So much depends on how we look at things. We will keep smiling through this time. There is so much wisdom to be gained from how others have remained resilient in the face of adversity – the words of Anne Frank spring to mind, “I don’t think of all the misery but of all the beauty that still remains” – within our school community there is much of beauty to be grateful for, such as friendship; empathy; spirituality; love; kindness; solidarity; care; and of course, hope for September.”

https://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/catholic-news-article/?ID=1

GRANDPARENTS Faith Café from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday 9 February. Registration is open and is free of charge – email [email protected]ntsassociation.com.

CANCER: Recovery Haven Cancer Support House operates through Level 5.  As we enter another extended period of lockdown and restrictions, people are understandably incredibly anxious, worried and finding it more difficult to cope.  While taking every precaution advised, we are here to offer emotional support and practical help to those affected by cancer, their families or carers.

We are still offering phone support, counselling and a range of online classes (Stretch and balance, yoga, pilates, stress management, mindfulness, look good feel better programme, men’s support group and Cancer Thrive and Survive 6 -week self-management programme) contact  0667192122, email: [email protected]

VACCINE: Governments could save lives, by negotiating a deal to make generic variety of Covid vaccine, as the big companies are unable to cope with numbers demanded. Israel has already given the first dose of the vaccine to over 2.4 million adults in a total population of 9 million, ———————————————————

“The nurse at the entrance wasn’t sure, but a lady leaving [the clinic] who was clearly under 60 said yes,” he recalled. “So the nurse told me to go to room 18, the lady with the clipboard took down my name and identification number, and then seven minutes later they called me in and I got vaccinated.” Israelis haven’t only gone to their hometown clinics. Thousands of Jewish Israelis have been making their way to Arab-Israeli villages, where there has been a lower turnout for the vaccination drive than in Jewish communities.

https://www.jta.org/2021/01/21/israel/israelis-are-bending-the-rules-to-get-covid-19-vaccines-and-nurses-are-helping-them-do-it?utm_source=JTA_Maropost&utm_campaign=JTA_DB&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-26732-35794

Over 10 million people in the United States have received at least one shot of either the Pfizer Covid Vaccine or Moderna Covid Vaccine, the two authorized in the United States. So far, there have been about 40 cases of anaphylaxis, meaning a severe allergic reaction. None of which were reported as fatal.

DONATE; People who feel they are able to cope without the vaccine for the time being, should have to opportunity to donate their shot to a third world health care worker or a health care worker at home, who is on a waiting list.

SEANCHAI Opened in 2001– Kerry Literary & Cultural Centre is located in a 19th century Georgian residence in the Square, Listowel and houses the Kerry Writers Museum. The Museum celebrates the unique literary tradition of North Kerry through an audio-visual interactive interpretation.  It features five of Kerry’s best known writers – John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, Brendan Kennelly, Maurice Walsh & George Fitzmaurice. The works of these national & internationally renowned literary figures are filled with an abundance of rich characters, humour, romance and tragedy drawn from the towns & villages of North Kerry.

FOR LIFE: Fr. Frank Pavone’s Masses

Watch the Mass Live Daily at 10am ET on www.EndAbortion.TV and find links for each Mass below

https://www.priestsforlife.org/media/index-gallery.aspx?cid=72

AFTER WAR: The situation in immediate post-war Europe

After liberation of the camps, the Allies faced huge challenges. The most immediate was how the sick and dying could be saved. Reports in the war diary of the 32nd Casualty Clearing Station, among the first units to enter Bergen-Belsen upon its liberation on 15 April 1945, estimated that 80% of the predicted 60,000 former inmates required hospitalisation. Lieutenant Colonel Johnston reported that 500 people were treated every day due to severe malnutrition, typhus, dysentery and diarrhoea (WO177/669).

http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/holocaust-refugees-displaced-persons-immediate-post-war-years/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_mailer__21_january_2021&utm_content=2021-01-21

Klaus Barbie; Born: October 25, 1913 -Bad Godesberg, Germany -Died: September 25, 1991 -Lyon, France

After committing countless atrocities as a commander in Hitler’s regime, Klaus Barbie continued his reign of terror under a different organization — the intelligence agency of the United States.

https://www.notablebiographies.com/Ba-Be/Barbie-Klaus.html

We should affirm that democracy cannot sustain itself on the basis of a false idea of the human person that reduces men and women to mere bundles of desires, the satisfaction of which is the primary function of the state. We should affirm that expressive individualism and its playmate, moral relativism, are incompatible with democratic self-governance over the long haul. And we should commit ourselves to lifting up a truer, nobler vision of the human condition, one based on both reason and revelation.

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2021/01/inaugural-reflections-on-american-renewal

As for those who cast a vote for Trump reluctantly, perhaps as the lesser of two evils, and fear being attacked for your decision, I say this: you have no public responsibility to explain to anyone why you voted as you did. Your vote is your private affair. You need not divulge it to anyone. In a civic sense, your vote is sacrosanct. If an intolerant colleague in the workplace demands to know how you voted in order to browbeat or hold it against you, let that person know it isn’t his or her business.

And believe me, some are in that position ——————————–

https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/catholics-in-a-post-trump-and-post-truth-era?utm_campaign=NCR%202019&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=107688384&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9etjw3zc2rtXlDCR_TcgX_ZeJx6PklTRoTKHmKCl34nmbFTzdaf5qP0twrbsubymuikYMDZEQkHuVt-oG-zQrg4CAXUA&utm_content=107688384&utm_source=hs_email

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LAST WORD: Do you know that smile and miles have the same letters because someone miles away can make you smile.