By Jer Kennelly

ALL SAINTS on Nov 1st.

COLLECTION: Bishops are asking parishes throughout Ireland to undertake a special Church collection on 6 and 7 November to support Trócaire.

AGM of Knockanure Valley Text Alert: Representatives of Muintir Na Tire and the local Gardai will be in attendance, 1st Nov. ’21 at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre.

PRAY for the Dead, November Envelopes are available in the Church.  Those listed will be Remembered at ALL Masses during November, so return before November 1st, if possible.

When requested, Mass Intentions are announced.  Otherwise, the Intention is Private.

During Covid, the side door has been used for funerals, as soon as is feasible, the Main Entrance will be used.

CHURCH:  World Mission Sunday, October 24th: Envelopes available, assistance for poorer Churches throughout the World. Please communicate any notices for the Newsletters to the Parish Office by the Tuesday. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.

READERS: Appeal for new Readers, if interested, please contact the Parish Office.

MASS TIMES: For a variety of reasons, from November 1st onwards: Tuesday & Thursday Mass in Moyvane will be at 10.00am. Wednesday & Friday Mass in Knockanure will be at 10.00am.

MISSION Sunday, Fr. Tim Galvin at weekend Masses in Abbeyfeale, has spent most of his priestly ministry in South Sudan.

BUS for Concert; There are a limited number of places available on the Bus to Killarney for the Sandy Kelly concert in The Gleneagle Ballroom on Mon. Oct.25th.  Contact Jill McCarthy 087-9512387 or Eileen Roche 087-6679943.

To ensure greater safety numbers for the Concert have been reduced from 600 to 450, to allow

safe distancing and greater enjoyment of the Concert. Doors open at 7.30pm, Concert at 8pm.

Eoin Hand, former Republic of Ireland Manager, is M.C. for the evening.

OUTING: Seats still available for the Senior Citizens Outing on Oct. 29th, contact Elaine 068-49692/087-3315935.

VOLUNTEER: Knockanure Meals on Wheels are looking for a volunteer driver to deliver a meal each day to three people in the Athea area. Two are in Markievicz Park and one in Upper Athea. For more information please contact  068-42533 or 087 6758762.

Knockanure Community Centre Meals on Wheels service. Meals €6 each/€40 per week (7 dinners), contact Nora 087-7476717 or Mary 087-6328104.

MASS: The annual November Mass for all those who died in the hospital over the past year – on Monday 1st November at 7.00pm in St. Johns, Tralee. This Mass will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. or

DEATH of Jack  Stackpoole, Lower Athea, Athea, Late of Aughrim, Moyvane, Died unexpectedly at his residence on 20th October 2021. Predeceased by loving wife Bridie, brothers Henry & Tommy, sisters Sr. Mary, Nora, Bridie and Ann, sister-in-law Mary (B.B.) Sheahan. Jack is survived by sons John, Tom, Dan & Peter, daughters Hannah & Helen, sister Kitty (London), daughters-in-law Bernie, Margaret, Lily & Marie, sons-in-law Andrew & Mike, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Sunday (24th October) at 12 noon, burial immediately after in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH of Micheál Fitzmaurice, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane, on October 21st, 2021. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Kit, brothers James and Jerry, sister Bridie and his nephew Hughie. Survived by his wife Eileen, daughter Bridget, sons Gerard and Kieran, grandchildren Jack, Annie Kate, Abban, Rían and Eve, brothers Seán, Brendan, Eamon and Jody, sisters Christina and Ann, daughters-in-law Joanne and Jane, son-in-law Darragh, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, former work colleagues of E.S.B Tarbert, neighbours and friends. Funeral arriving to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Monday at 11.45 a.m, with the Requiem Mass for Micheál being celebrated at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Donations, if desired, to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, Listowel.

DEATH of Brendan Kennelly (poet and Professor Emeritus, TCD) Ballylongford, and Trinity College Dublin on 17 October 2021. Son of the late Timmie Kennelly and Bridie Ahern, father of the late Kristen (Doodle) and brother to the late Colm and John. Brendan is survived by his brothers and sisters, Alan, Mary (Kenny), Nancy (McAuliffe), Paddy and Kevin, grandchildren Meg, Hannah and Grace, sisters-in-law Rena, Brenda, Kathleen and Marion, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, his wide circle of friends, and his former colleagues at Trinity College Dublin. Funeral Mass was held in the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Ballylongford, on Wednesday 20 October, followed by burial in Lislaughtin Cemetery, Ballylongford.

A public memorial will be held to celebrate Brendan’s life in 2022.

“Deepest sympathy to the Kennelly family on their sad loss. Hard to believe it’s 53 years since he gave me a very warm welcome to Trinity. Brendan’s lectures were a joy to attend and he always brought laughter into the room while imparting his love of language and literature. Great memories will be treasured by all who were fortunate to enjoy his company. May he rest in peace”.

Dick Spring

DEATH of Father Norman Davitt SVD, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 29 March, died on Saturday 16 October 2021 in Donamon, Co Roscommon, after 80 years in religious life.

ANNIVERSARIES: Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins, Node Guiney, Patrick Healy, David Stack, James Moody, Breda Dore, Marie Buckley, Sean McMahon, Jamie McCoy, Jack Kennelly, Sr. Nuala O’ Leary, Michael McNamara, Eileen Hannon, Moira Donohue, Norah Fitzgerald, Mass  Saturday 23rd Oct. Moyvane for Nora O’Donoghue RIP

(nee Leahy) and Baby Leah RIP at 7.30pm; Sunday 24th Oct.  Knockanure for Sean McMahon RIP

Carrueragh at 9.30am, and Moyvane 24th Oct. for People of the Parish at 11.00am.

Monday 25th Oct.’21 NO MASS                 ; Tuesday 26th Oct. Moyvane a Private Intention at 7.30pm; Wednesday 27th Oct. at  Knockanure a Private Intention at 7.30pm; Thursday 28th Oct. Moyvane for Breda Dore, 1st Anniversary at 7.30pm and mass on Friday 29th Oct. at Knockanure a Private Intention at 7.30pm.

FESTIVAL; Moyvane Development Association, 28th Moyvane Village Festival

After the disruption of last year due to Covid-19 we are delighted to resume our annual festival this BH weekend. Preparations are being finalised for the weekend and hopefully we will have fine weather to safely allow everyone enjoy the activities to the full. Considering the current risks, we’re going to focus this year’s efforts on outdoor activities on Sunday 24th and BH Monday 25th of October. Sunday will see a Vintage Tractor Run with Registration at the Community Sports Hall from 12 noon. The ever-popular Dog Show, open to all classes, will take place at 1.30pm in the Church Car Park. Following this, the Kiddies Tractor Run will take place at 2pm, also in the Church Car Park.

BH Monday will kick off with 6k run & 3k walk from the Community Sports Hall. Fancy Dress optional, with prize for best Fancy Dressed Runner & Walker. Registration from 9.30am to 10.15am.

The North Kerry Harriers 1st Hunt of the Season leaves the village at 12md.

COOKERY Course at Listowel Family Resource Centre starts Nov. 1st, details from 068 23584.

PARISH YOUTH GROUP Listowel – Full of activities for all 11 + years old! would you like to join or find out more call Brian on 0874545409.

ADORATION Listowel takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.3am. Mass until 1.00 p.m.  Should a funeral takes place on the day there will be no adoration.

DANCE: Afternoon Tea Dance at Kilcooley’s Ballybunion on October 31st from 3pm.

BINGO- 2 pm at the GAA grounds in Abbeyfeale every Sunday. All profits from the Bingo on October 31st will be going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights Committee.

WALK: Healthy Athea invites you to join us at Páirc na nGael, Athea for a community walk/run each Tuesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

SIAMSA Tíre are offering Adult Singing Workshops with the Irish National Opera on Thurs. 18th Nov from 7pm – 9pm.  You don’t need to have any experience of singing, reading music or of opera to take part. Just an enthusiasm to try something new. The Sea Shanties workshop is an ideal workshop for people who enjoy singing in groups. Contact 066-7123055 to book.

CHOIR: The Kingdom Gospel Choir is recommencing on Friday, November 5th, at 8pm in the

Friary Church Killarney. New members welcome. For more information contact Caoimhe

on 0870669858.

PLANS: Kerry County Council has published an Economic Recovery Plan to help support and guide the county through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stimulate and support economic recovery and activity in the county.

BOOK: Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel launched a new book by Dingle based writer Luke Eastwood on Saturday October 23rd. Published by The History Press, Samhain: The Roots of Halloween delves into the ancient past and uncovers the history of this festival in Britain, Ireland, and Brittany, including the forgotten goddess Tlachtga and the sacred temple of the Druids in Co. Meath, where the first Halloween fires were lit.

GOLDEN JUBILEE—Best wishes to Anne and Tom O’Keeffe of Upper Athea who celebrated their Golden Jubilee.

QUIT SMOKING: For further information contact 065-6865841. A counselling service to support parishioners who wish to stop smoking is now available at St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, contact 065-6865841.

RAMBLING House resumes in Ballylongford on 31st Oct. from 6 to 9pm.

HOLY Souls; Indulgences for the Holy Souls avail of Confession and receive Holy Communion between the 1st and 15th November. Also, one has the choice to visit a Cemetery and

pray the Creed, one Our Father, one Hail Mary and a Glory be to the Father.

Prayers in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh – Sunday, November 7th 3.45 p.m. (lasting just 10 minutes long irrespective of weather conditions) All are welcome.

THEATRE: St. John’s Listowel Friday 29th October at 8pm- Iron Annie Cabaret is a celebration of music, theatre and literature.

GLIN teenager Cillian Mulvihill is a third year student at Tarbert Comprehensive School. Scored for the Republic of Ireland U16 side in their Victory Shield success over Northern Ireland in Belfast recently.

MISSION Hospitals; Make a gift to maintain Mission Church-run hospitals and clinics in underserved areas worldwide. There are 6,400 Church-run hospitals and small clinics in Africa, and 4,700 in Asia, where those who are poor and sick are provided loving care by missionaries of the Pope’s Missions.

HELP: available free an advice assistant to help and support you to fill in your property Tax Form should you require this assistance. Mary is available at Duagh – call 0877826432 to make an appointment.

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is asking the public not to visit the hospital unless there are exceptional circumstances. Because of increased infection-control measures.

PADRE Pio November Devotions Castleisland Tuesday 16th November 7.30pm. November – month of “The Holy Souls”   It is their time, their space.    They May need our prayers. Don’t let the Sadness of Parting destroy the Special Memories. Witness –  by Fr Mossie Brick.

GUIDE  DOGS  FOR  THE  BLIND Garden Planting and Cookery Demonstration hosted by Ballyseedy Home & Garden in aid of the Tralee Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for  the  Blind  on  Saturday  30th October  12  –  4pm. Limited tickets, Please text 087-6686275.

BUDGET; IFA claims that the reduction in the farmer flat rate VAT refund from 5.6% to 5.5% would cost farmers €7 million a year”. €22 million will go towards the Bord na Móna Peatlands Rehabilitation Scheme in 2022, and €11 million will fund climate research to enable Ireland to meet its renewable energy targets and climate commitments.

Some people are forecasting that the government will fund farmers to produce less and less, in order to reduce emissions, while other countries, will increase production to make up for our decrease.

RALLY: Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Stages Rally on November 6th / 7th following a four year break. The Rally back to the North Kerry area, will provide a boost to the local economy with over 140 competing crews.

MISSION: We cannot but speak….. (Fr. Michael P.O’ Sullivan, Intercom October 2021.)

After the first World War, Pope Benedict XV invited Catholics to bring light to a world devasted by conflict. By virtue of their baptism, all Catholics were called to be missionary minded, and missionaries needed to be men and women of God. His successor Pope Pius X1 made the second last Sunday of October a day dedicated to ‘the missions’ that is a special day to pray for and assist missionaries in their call to ‘go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News’. Over a century has passed since this missionary call gave a fresh impetus to the Church to ‘go out to the whole world.’

ARMY: 30 soldiers from Limerick are going to the Middle East next month for a six months with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

HAWS are plentiful and ripe now, but the sloe is in places decaying long before they are ripe.

BIRDS: exodus of Swallows, Martins, Swifts, Warblers and Terns (amongst others), and expect over 50 water bird species from northerly latitudes to arrive in Ireland to winter here.


PROJECT: Proposals to build a new power plant and gas storage facility in Ballylongford is supported by the County Council. The project is based at Kilcolgan Lower and Ralappane, Ballylongford on the Shannon Estuary. A number of Councillors said this project was vitally important for the area and local economy. Only one Councillor voiced opposition to the project at the Council meeting.

PHOTO: Second successive forest photo competition, ‘Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use’, which will run over October and November 2021. ‘Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use’ is a two-themed competition that will highlight both the autumnal beauty of our forests and the multiple uses and applications of wood in our lives. Please check Teagasc site for more.

BROADBAND: €225 million has been allocated in budget to continue the roll-out of the high-speed broadband network next year.

EPILEPSY; 40,000 people living with epilepsy in Ireland today. Traditionally Rose Week would be characterised by volunteers selling Rose Pins in communities across Ireland.

EU TRAVEL free: DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Union based on a proposal from the European Parliament, which aims at offering young people aged 18 years old a travel experience that will enable them to take advantage of the freedom of movement in the European Union, discover the diversity of Europe while travelling, learn about European cultural heritage and history, connect with people from all over the continent and ultimately discover themselves.

Under this initiative, the European Commission is going to select at least 60 000 young people meeting the eligibility.

TALK, Living with Grief and Loss; Finola Cunnane, a St. Louis Sister from Dublin, has worked and lectured in the fields of education, spirituality, scripture, theology, pastoral care, counselling and retreat work.  Having gained a Ph.D from Fordham University in New York, she has held lecturing positions with Dublin City University, Dublin, Fordham University, New York and St. Michael’s College, Vermont and has also lectured and given retreats in Canada, Malta, New Zealand and West Africa. Finola is widely published. Her first book was published in 2004 and since then she has written over a hundred articles. Join us for the webinar on Thursday Nov 4th, 8.00pm – 8.30pm, see diocese of Kerry site for more.

SHARE: Daughters of Charity – Disability Support Services Would you like to share your home and your heart with a child with disabilities?

Have-a-Break is a Home-Based Respite Service which facilitates children with disabilities going to the home of a Carer for Short Breaks. This could be for a day, a night or even a few hours depending on your availability; Experience of caring in any capacity is not essential but can be beneficial , Training and Support is provided. Payment will also be provided depending on level of involvement. For more information please contact Catherine O’Sullivan, Have-a-Break Coordinator Daughters of Charity Lisnagry, on 087-4132888 or 061-501438