By Jer Kennelly

DIVINE MERCY Mass, Rosary, Confessions in the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on Sunday, April 24 beginning at 2.30pm. Divine Mercy Devotions in St. Mary’s Church Listowel this year: from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions. The new Divine Mercy shrine will also be blessed.

ROSARY in front of the Grotto in Village of Knockanure, Tues and Thursday Eve at 8pm, for the month of May, for World Peace. See also, The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland.  Our Lady’s Statue at Blessed Well in Springmount now lights up after dark for a few hours powered from a solar panel.

ALONE, (0818) 222 024 from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, Alone are seeking visitation support & befriending volunteers in Listowel & surrounding areas, see the volunteer section of the

Alone website.

BURSARY:  Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College (MIC). The Nano Nagle Bursary Scheme includes 10 bursaries valued at €8,000 each, which are available for students participating on the MA in Christian Leadership in Education programme at MIC.  The bursaries are funded by the Presentation Sisters (Northeast and Southwest). Applications will close on 1 June.

DEATH of Mary McElligott (née Nolan), Main Street, Moyvane, and late of Monaleen, and Ealing, London, on April 17th, 2022.  Wife of the late Pat. Survived by her son Paul, daughter Fiona, grandchildren Cora, Hannah, Cian and Charlie, sister Carmel, brothers Jim, Frank and Willie, daughter-in-law Kiva, son-in-law John, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

Following Requiem Mass at Moyvane Church Mary McElligott was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH on 14th April 2022 of Joseph Boland, Ennis, and formerly of Ballylongford, in his hundredth year, on 14th April. Former Clare County Manager. Predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Catherine, and his brother Art. Loving father to his children Arthur, David, Caitriona and Rosita.

BURIAL of Ashes – Dr. Patrick O Shea, Dublin & Listowel on 29th April at 10; 30am.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Paul Dillon, Sr. Vivian Nolan, Dan Lenihan, Marie Kennelly, Patrick Dalton, Bridger Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Jim Fitzgerald, Mickey Walsh, Sheila O’Riordan, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, John Joe  O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Paddy Feury, Noreen Horgan,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 23rd April- Moyvane for Jim Fitzgerald (Anniv.) Aughrim at 7.30pm; Sun. 24th April at Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Angela Kearney (1st Anniv.) at 11.00am; Mon. 25th Apr.’22- No Mass in Church; Tues. 26th Apr’22 Moyvane a Prayer Service for Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed. 27th Apr’22- Knockanure       Mass (Fr. O’Callaghan)

Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs. 28th Apr.’22- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.29th Apr.’22 at Knockanure     Micheal Mulvihill (Anniv.) Gortdromasilihy at 10.00am; Sat. 30th Apr.’22

Moyvane for John O’Connor (Anniv.) Moyvane South at 7.30pm; Sun.1st May’22 Knockanure for Padraig & Jackie McMahon (Anniv.) Lisaniskea at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane for John & Catherine Scanlon & son Tom, (Anniv.) Leitrim West at 11.00am.

LATIN MASS on Sunday, 27th March, at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, by Fr. Martin Hegarty CC.

GAA LOTTO Results for Knockanure from Tuesday April 19th, Jackpot €3,600. Numbers Drawn: 7, 16, 24, and 31, No winner.  Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Johanna O Connell, USA; 2. Seán McMahon, Athea ; 3. Timothy Riordan, Dirreen; 4. Ann Quirke, Duagh, and 5. Alfie and Charlie, c/o B O’Connell Enrights Bar. Next draw is on April 26th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €3,700.

LAY people taking leadership roles in the Diocese of Kerry, the new volunteer Ministry of the Lay Pastoral Leader is being introduced as a response to the changing needs of parish communities. The lay pastoral leaders will work alongside the clergy in pastoral areas.

FOUND An item of jewellery on the grounds of Moyvane Church, please contact the Parish Office or Sacristan.

PARISH: Baptisms take place Saturday afternoons.  Please contact the Parish Office regarding forms and booking etc. Weddings, also please contact the Parish Office. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. immediately after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

Wearing of Masks at Church services is recommended. 2nd Collection at all Masses for Peter’s Pence on 23rd and 24th.

CONGRATULATIONS to locals who won The ‘Young Irish Filmmaker of the Year Award on RTE recently.  Rachel O’ Connor and Conor Hogan from Moyvane won the award for ‘Best Documentary’ ‘The Joys of Justin’. The documentary was directed by Liam O’ Connor from Asdee and it was made during Fís na hÓige film week last summer.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING Programme starts week of April 25th at Listowel Community Centre. For a full list of activities tel 068-22244.

ABBEYFEALE: May Bank Holiday weekend.  The main festival concert will be Sliabh Notes, who play at the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, April 30th.Singing club in Philip Enrights’ Ramble Inn on Friday, April 29 for the Fleadh by the Feale and then the regular monthly club on Friday, May 6 at 8pm.

MOYA FESTIVAL 2022: Meditation, Ocean, Yoga, Art May Bank Holiday weekend on 29th April to 2nd May. Bookings by Text: 087 7837448. Fr. Sean Hanafin will be holding a talk on the Spirituality of the stained Glass windows as part of the festival on Monday 2nd May at 2 p.m. All welcome.

BINGO continues every Monday night at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale at 8.00 pm.

MUSIC: Kerry Choral Union Spring Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, May 8th at 7.30pm. to raise vital funds for Recovery Haven Kerry. Tickets on sale from Recovery Haven’s Tralee at 5 Haig’s Terrace or from Kerry Choral Union members. Tickets also at the door on the night.

RACING Killarney – MayFest takes place from Sunday, 15th to Tuesday 17th inclusive.

TEA DAY foe Alzheimers is on Thursday may 5th.

CUCKOO has arrived and can be heard in local bogland. Blackthorn is in full flower, also Flowering Currant, and all the usual ones for this time of year. Grass over past few days has also come on.

JOBS Fair 2022 on Monday 25th April at the Rose Hotel from 10am-3.30pm.

ORGAN Donation; National Donate Life Month was established in 2003, and each year in April we recognize those who gave the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation. More than 100,000 people are currently on the wait list for a transplant in the United States.

ST JOHN’S: Great Expectations- Wednesday 27th April at 8pm; Poetry Day- Ai Robots and the spoken word on Thursday 28th April at 7pm; Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime on Saturday 30th April 2022, at 8pm.

Details from 068 22566.

WALK: Saturday 7th May – At 4.15am Darkness into Light comes to Tarbert – with its inspirational message of HOPE. Walking from the Tarbert Comprehensive School to Tarbert Island and back.

MUSIC: Rambling House will be held in Monagea Parish Hall on Monday, April 25, at 8pm. All entertainers are welcome.

CYCLE: Ard Churam has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2022 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm.

MOTHER Angelica launched EWTN in 1981 with the mission of proclaiming the Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, to the nations. Today, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

FOOD waste is continuing, because there is very little social pressure to encourage thrift, waste is an outward sign of wealth which gives pleasure to many.

ROME: Happy Birthday Rome! The Eternal City was founded on April 21 in 753 B.C.

MEETING: 10th World Meeting of Families which will take place in Rome from 22 – 26 June.

GRAVEYARD Duagh; Wish to remind you that they urgently need new volunteers who will give us

some time from now to September.

NOVELS: five novels are going forward for The Kerry Group Irish Novel   of the Year award, which is worth €15,000 to the winner, at Listowel Writers Week.

BOOK: The New Tsar- By Steven Lee Myers- Witness Vladimir Putin’s early days, rise to power, and merciless rule in this “judicious and comprehensive” biography (The Washington Post) from the former New York Times Moscow bureau chief.

OIL: Russian government’s income, one Ukrainian government official claimed that Russia is raking in $1 billion a day from its oil trade alone. We donate pence to charities supporting Ukraine, while everything we do, some portion of it will end up paying for the war, and nobody is warning us.

Government issue fine words, while at the same time, overlooking regulation and practices which add to both fuel and gas use.

FERTILISER: Fine Gael MEP, Colm Markey, asked if the European Commission is doing anything to look at alternative sources of supply.

WHO says air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to health and accounts for a high number of non-communicable diseases such as heart attacks or stroke.