PROLOGUE: "Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind."

DEATH: We offer our sympathy to the family of Jamie McCoy, Collins Park whose funeral took place on Friday. May he rest in peace.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH: Fr Tony Mullins PP 087/2600414. Fr Brendan Duggan 087/0562674. Fr Denis Mullane 087/2621911. Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office; Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo Church Tel 068/51915 during Mass times .Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm. Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon. Mass Intentions: Wednesday 10am Paschal & Mary Ita McCarthy. Thursday 10am Margaret & John O’Connell, Meenkilly and daughter Maureen Burke. No 10am Friday morning. 7pm Friday Bereavement Mass Elber Twomey will speak at this Mass. Saturday 6.30pm Kathleen (Liam) O’Connor, Knocknasna. Maureen Smith, Knocknagoshel. Eileen, Dan, Denis & Marie Collins Dromtrasna Collins and deceased family members. Eddie Barry, Cragg Sunday 9.15am David Healy, Killarney Road. Mary Lane Farrell. 12noon Kathy Scanlon, Athea. Denny, Nora & Mary Patrick Lane, Caherlane. Mary Ellen & Lizzie Mulcahy late of Kilmanihan, Middlesex. Monday 7pm Denis, Michael, Bridget & Hannah Cronin. Eamon Daly late of Main Street & Castleknock. Pioneer Meeting after Mass on Monday, November 12. Prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass. Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment. A basket for the collection of stamps for Peru is at the back of the altar. If you know of someone in hospital please notify Fr. Tony.

MASS TIMES: Mass Times in the Pastoral Area Unit; Abbeyfeale – Saturday 6.30pm and Sunday 9.15am & 12noon. Athea – Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins – Sunday 11am. Templeglantine – Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.30am. Tournafulla – Saturday 7.30pm.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Community Alert’s 3rd annual Christmas lunch takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, November 25 from 1-6pm. Tickets available from committee members; Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.

THE RISE AND RISE OF THE HEALY – RAE’S: A play in two acts written by Ray O’Sullivan and directed by Aidan O’Connor in Halla Tadgh Gaelach, Tournafulla Sunday, November 11 at 8pm. Book Tickets on 087 2279657.

“HANDED DOWN”: The life and times of the late Dan Murphy, Main St. Abbeyfeale at the Heritage Centre, Scartaglen on Saturday, November 17, presented by Donal Murphy and music with the Murphy family.

AA OPEN MEETING: An Open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held at the Glorach Theatre on Wednesday, November 14 at 8. 30pm. Speakers from AA and Al-Anon. All are welcome.

DEFIBILLATORS: There are three defibrillators located in town, Joy’s corner, right hand side of church and the Town Park. There is also one at the soccer grounds. If there are others please let me know and I will include next week.

FINE GAEL BRANCH MEETING: A meeting of the Fine Gael branch will take place on Monday, November 12 at 8pm in Leens Hotel.

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: The Fealebridge & Headley’s Bridge Creameries 49th Annual Social will be held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Friday, November 30. Dinner at 8.30 pm. Music by The Neily O’Connor Band. Everyone welcome!

NOTICE FROM THE ADORATION COMMITTEE: From Friday November 2 the Adoration will finish at 8p.m. during the winter months. The Adoration is going very well and is a great benefit to the parish, however we would encourage more to experience the peace and tranquillity of the Eucharist exposed.

BREAKING NEWS: Delighted to announce that Seán Keane will be returning to the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, December 15 at 8 pm. The last concert in May was a memorable occasion but also sold out so make sure to book at 0871383940.

MASS FOR OUR DEAD: The November Bereavement Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 9 at 7pm. Names of deceased parishioners will be called during the Ceremony. Names of relatives from outside the parish will also be accepted and should be submitted to the sacristy.

THANK YOU: Kathleen Quinn wishes to thank all those who showed such kindness following the death of her sister Helena Duffy of Letteragh, Rahoon, Galway. The whole family appreciates the support we received from our friends and neighbours throughout Helena’s fight against Motor Motor Neurone Disease and for those who were so kind to us after Helena’s death, whether it was in offering Masses or in other gestures of sympathy. Mass will be offered for the intentions of everyone who has kept us in their thoughts and a donation has been made to the Irish Hospice Foundation in gratitude.

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018. Saturday, November 24 is the night and everyone is welcome. Let the Christmas season begin!

NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE ACTION: The second Regional Gathering as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action takes place in the Rose Hotel, Tralee on Saturday, November 10 from 11-4pm. It is hoped to explore how we, as a nation, can work together to take action on climate change.

CONGRATULATIONS: Garda Michelle Roche Morris, daughter of Marian and Jer, Meenkilly who is stationed in Tralee has recently been promoted to Sergeant. Well done Michelle.

MEETING: A meeting of Parish Pastoral Councils of this Area Unit will take place on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm in Abbeyfeale Church. Please make a note of this date in your diary as we would like as many as possible of the members to attend this information meeting on the new pastoral Area Unit Plan – a follow on from the Synod process. The Pastoral Area Team members are also invited to this meeting.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA: We’ll be having a church door collection after a short talk from Fr. Tim Galvin about his work at the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, November 18. A social get together in the Day Care Centre will follow. This will, in turn, be followed by the annual cake sale on Sunday, December 9 in St. Ita’s Hall.

COACH TO KNOCK FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. Leaving Deros Friday, December 7 at 3pm. Bookings at Deros before December 6. Phone – 064 6631251.

ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.

TAKE THE PLEDGE FOR THE DEAD: Take the Short term pledge for November. Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise!

RATHKEALE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Next meeting on Friday, November 9 at 8.30 pm, in the Community Arts Centre, New Line, Rathkeale. Topic: My Time In Glin Industrial School. Speaker: Tom Wall. Tom is author of: The Boy from Glin Industrial School, and he was also Head Gardener at Glin Castle. All are welcome. Admission free.

TREE OF REMEMBRANCE: The Tree of remembrance will be on the Sanctuary for the month of the Holy Souls. You are invited at your own convenience to place the names of your deceased relatives on it. Tags will be available beside the tree.

GLÓRACH BINGO: Every Monday night at 8.30pm.

WEDNESDAY PRAYER: Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

WRITING GROUP: Abbeyfeale writing group meet twice monthly, every other Friday. Our next meeting will be on Friday, November 9.

CRAFTY CORNER: Knitting and crochet group have resumed classes on Tuesday nights at St Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale. New members welcome. Just drop in.

CRAFT CO-OP: Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita’s Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm. New Member’s Welcome. Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

ICA: Abbeyfeale ICA guild meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 – 9.30pm.. Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops. New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

JUBLIEE YEAR NEWSLETTER: It is intended to produce a Christmas Newsletter this year. Articles and reports and good wishes from the different organizations of the parish with photographs for this year’s publication are requested. Please submit to the parish office via email; fealechurch.

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019: Have you told your Harnett relations yet about the reunion next July 11-14. It will be based at the Devon Inn and include a concert, guided tours, gala dinner and dance and much more. Email HarnettReunion2019 for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page.

ADVICE FROM COMMUNITY ALERT: Our third annual Christmas Party will take place at Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, November 25 next from 1 – 6pm with lunch being served at 1.30pm sharp. Tickets at €15 are available from all members of the committee on a first come, first served basis. All tickets need to be collected and paid for in advance before Thursday, November 22 as we need to confirm numbers with our caterer. Ring Abbeyfeale Garda Station 068 30010 (if station unattended the call will automatically be forwarded to NCW station 069 20650) if you are concerned about anti-social behaviour. Tips on home security from the IFA: Do Not; Pay cash for goods – no receipt, no guarantee. Erect sensor lights. Photograph and mark machinery. Abbeyfeale Community Alert have some pens which can be used for marking property and will loan them out. Contact any member of the committee should you wish to join our Text Alert Scheme. This was set up to immediately alert the community that an incident has occurred. The hope is that by raising awareness, people would keep a watchful eye out, contact the Gardai if they see something and thus help to deter criminal activity in our area. Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day then because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €66. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month. Please note that this fee is payable in a lump sum each year after year one. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.

COLLECTION: The Fifth National Collection for the World Meeting of Families will take place on the weekend of November 10/11.

MEMORIAL MASS: A memorial mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday, November 7 at 7.30pm. All welcome.

VOCATIONS WEEKEND: Is God calling you to be a priest? Come and see exploring priesthood retreat November 23/24 in Mount St Anne’s – a beautiful retreat and conference centre located in Killenard, near Portarlington. Perhaps you’re longing for something more in your life? Perhaps God is calling you to live your life as a diocesan priest? Perhaps you are uncertain, but would like to learn more? 01/5053118 email info

DIVERSITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources CLG will host a workshop for individuals/community groups on ‘Diversity Awareness’ on Thursday, November 8, from 7.30-9:30pm, at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West. Delivered by Doras Luimní, this workshop will provide an overview of the diversity of experiences, impact and needs of displaced communities and approaches that can be applied to support them. Booking essential by contacting Damien Ahern at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or by emailing damien.ahern

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA: Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment. The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass.

OFFICE MOVE: Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale. If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING: Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex. Further information on 087 6174639.

COFFEE MORNING AT FOOD FAIR: Castle View Café at Kerry Writers’ Museum is hosting a cultural coffee morning on Saturday November 10th from 10.30 am to 12 noon as part of Listowel Food Fair. Will include traditional music and song from Listowel Comhaltas Group and drama by the Kerry Writers’ Museum players. Sample award winning Alfredo coffee and some freshly baked scones and scrumptious delights. Tickets – €10. Proceeds in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland.

HISTORY LECTURE To commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will host a lecture by historian Thomas Dillon entitled ‘Armistice 100 – County Kerry and the Great War’ on Sunday November 11 at 7.30 pm. Admission – €5. To book tel. 068 22212 or email info

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP: The first Friday of every month in Listowel. The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

KNOCKANURE RAMBLING HOUSE: Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK TALK: “Where are all the insects gone” by Dr Juanita Browne , Killarney House, Thursday November 8 at 8pm.