By Marian Harnett

DONATE A CALF FOR CANCER: in conjunction with The Listowel Mart. We are asking farmers to bring their calf or calves to the Listowel Mart on March 24th and donate the proceeds to Palliative Care.  For more information, please get in touch by email at [email protected] or by phone at 087 1755324.  There is also a Go Fund me page if you’d like to donate some cash.

KNOCK: Congratulations to Knock which was elevated to International status by the Pope last Friday.  The apparition site there is now of the same stature as Lourdes and Fatima and no doubt, when life returns to a semblance of normality will see pilgrims coming from all over the world.  A new museum opened in a small town outside Rome in honour of the famous Italian sculptor Lorenzo Ferri. In 1960, Ferri created the beautiful statues which portray the Apparition scene at Knock and which now stand in the glass Apparition Chapel, on the spot where 15 ordinary villagers witnessed something extraordinary 136 years ago.

CLEAN-UP: Team Limerick (TLC) clean up year 6 will go ahead this Good Friday April 2. It was not held in 2020 due to Covid-19, and our communities show all the signs. The event will have to be Covid compliant as we could still be in Level 5. Individuals and groups are asked to register for the clean-up by logging on to www. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

DANGER: Pre-schoolers who use electronic media regularly are more likely to have social issues, according to recent reports.

LEGION of Mary will hold its Annual Consecration to Our Lady on Palm Sunday at 3.p.m. via the Killarney Cathedral Webcam.  Please join us in making this consecration to Our Lady.  This is the Centenary of the Legion of Mary 1921– 2021.  The Legion of Mary will celebrate 100 years in September 2021.

SUMMER TIME: British summer time officially starts at 1am on Palm Sunday.

HEARTBEAT PRESENTS A SPECIAL ZOOM NIGHT FOR CARERS. Dr.  Margaret  Clifford  Consultant  in  Palliative  Medicine  and  Care  with Kerry University Hospital will talk about special care and services in home and  hospital. Zoom Meeting Monday March 29 sign in 7.30pm for 8pm.  Receive  the  codes  by  texting  Billy  at  085  1773  910  or  Email [email protected]

PATRICK’S DAY CONCERT IN CHURCH:  PP Fr. Tony Mullins writes “Our sincere thanks to the Murphy family and Denis Curtin for the wonderful concert that they put on in the Church after the Vigil Mass for St Patrick’s Day. We know that there were over 1,100 links to the concert through the Church Services TV Network. Our intention was to reach out to parishioners both at home and abroad so that we could celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The music and song along with the celebration of Mass prior to the concert, certainly gave a much-needed lift to our spirits during this time of lockdown. We are grateful to Donal Murphy for organising the concert and to Riona Curtin and Katie O’Connor for the beautiful music and song during the celebration of Mass which Fr Dan celebrated in Irish. From messages received all was very much appreciated by parishioners both in Ireland and from around the world from Dublin to Dubai, from New York to London.

OUTREACH TO FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS:  Fr Chris O’Donnell and the Pastoral Outreach team are offering another opportunity for front-line healthcare workers to take time out on Thursday, March 25. There will be two sessions on the day, one at 3pm and another at 8pm. You can register on the link below to receive the Zoom link:

REVIVE YOUR LIFE:  Live Streamed Event for Young People. Tired of being bored? Frustrated with life? Are you restless? Why not join The Holy Family Mission for Music, Prayer and Sharing. ‘How God has worked in our lives! On Friday, March 26 from 7.30pm -8.30pm. Live-Streamed on www.HOLYFAMILYMISSION.IE  Holy Family Mission is headed up by Fr Patrick Cahill who is a regular visitor to the annual Abbeyfeale Parish Faith Camp.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT 2021: You can join us at Sunrise – Saturday, May 8.

Sadly this year again we can’t come together as a community and walk together, but we can still join Pieta and Electric Ireland for a special Darkness Into Light sunrise, and give the gift of hope to those impacted by suicide and self-harm. Join in any way you can – walk, swim, and bike or simply share your sunrise moment. While we know the majority of people will want to rise on the morning of May 8, you can still wear your yellow t-shirt and do your own walk or challenge at any time that suits you. We know that the yellow Darkness Into Light t-shirt is very important to a lot of people, with many wearing it as a badge of honour. T-shirts are available this year as part of the registration, but if you have an old Darkness into Light t-shirt we would love if you could reuse it. This keeps our running costs down and is kinder to our planet.  Our Early Bird tickets are in place until March 31 : Adult – 18+: Early Bird €21; Standard €26.  Concession – Early Bird €16; Standard €21.  Child – Early Bird €5; Standard €5. Baby/Toddler – €0; Standard €0.  Family (max 2 adults + 5 children €52; Standard €6

Or can Take the Challenge.  Raise vital funds for suicide prevention.  Create your very own Darkness Into Light Challenge – whether you choose to organize a 10k hike, run a marathon, skydive or sea dive, your fundraising will support lifesaving suicide prevention services. All funds raised through donations and fundraising will go back into funding the services that Pieta provides, free of charge to those who need them most.  Sign up to Darkness Into light before March 31st and you’ll automatically be entered into a draw to win a year’s free electricity from our proud partner Electric Ireland.  A big thank you to all at Electric Ireland for this amazing prize and their continued support of Darkness Into Light.  Visit to sign up.

VIRTUAL FLEADH BY THE FEALE: Do you want to be a part of Fleadh by the Feale’s 2021 virtual weekend?   The organising committee have been in touch; “We are looking for any local musicians, singers or dancers to send us a video clip of themselves to be in with a chance of featuring on this year’s virtual weekend! Performers of all ages welcome. Note: Video maximum length of 3 minutes. Video must be taken landscape orientation. Videos must be sent via WhatsApp to 0877419343 by Friday, March 26. At the start of your video please state: Your name. Where you are from. We are looking forward to sharing some local talent with you all”.