PROLOGUE: Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them."
Steve Maraboli

HARNETT REUNION 2019: Harnetts from all over the world are travelling for this gathering and will be arriving from this coming weekend. The town has been decorated with flags and bunting and all is in readiness for a great weekend. The gathering is not confined to Harnetts but is open to everybody. We would like a good crowd at the various functions to welcome our visitors. Genealogy Day, Devon Hotel, Friday July 12 from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Free admission. See the Patie Boy Harnett Historical Collection. Harnett International Variety Show At Halla Tadhg Gaelach Tournafulla, Friday July 12 at 8pm, headlined by Tenor Brian Harnett. Doors open 7pm. Admission €10. Gala Banquet Devon Hotel Saturday July 13. 7.30 p.m. Banquet menu, Reunion cake, wine and live band (The Bansha Boys) included. Tickets €40 now on sale at Ann Lyons, Abbeyfeale and Batt Harnett, Abbeyfeale. There will be a memorial Mass on Sunday afternoon in Duagh Church at 3pm. Please spread the word far and wide.. Further information 087 2500929.

SEISIUN: Templeglantine Seisiun commences on Thursday, July 4, at 8.30pm,

SUMMER OUTING: Abbeyfeale Community Alert are travelling to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Tuesday, July 16. The bus will depart from Church at 9.30am. Tickets €40 which include soup and sandwiches in Durty Nellies, a stop in the Crescent and dinner in the Devon Inn will be available in Ann Lyons’s, The Square and Kathleen Collins’s Foodstore, Convent St. Tickets are selling fast so get yours asap.

ST. ITA’S SHELTERED HOUSING: A fundraising Dog Night is being planned for the October Bank Holiday w/e.

MASS: The first anniversary Mass for the late Canon James Neville will be celebrated on Monday, July 29 at 7pm. All parishioners are welcome.

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: Congratulations to the students and staff of Scoil Mhathair Dé on their magnificent performance of ‘That’s Entertainment’ which took place on Thursday night last. The Performance Arts in the school continues to go from strength to strength. Congratulations to Mrs O’Callaghan and all involved. We are blessed to have such talented children in our parish. It was as good as one would experience at the ‘West End’ in London.

FIRST FRIDAY REFLECTIONS WITH FR. SHOJI: On the First Friday of each month, beginning next Friday, Fr Shoji will lead an hour of Praise and Worship in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel beginning at 9.00am. He will lead parishioners in reflecting on the Word of God and will conclude with the Rosary. All parishioners are welcome, especially parents and children.

SALE OF PRODUCE: Sale of produce from the parish garden will take place after both Masses on Sunday, July 21 with all funds raised going to Fr. Tim Galvin’s South Sudan Mission. Vegetables, Jams and preserves will be on sale.

CLEAN UP: Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm. More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large. In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give. The annual Mass in Reilig Ide will take place in August.

SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE: The Glórach will host Ireland’s world renowned Soprano Regina Nathan in concert on Friday July 5 at 8pm. Broadford’s Susan Browne will be guest Soprano and both will be accompanied by Michael Pugh on the Grand Piano. Regina will perform some well known Arias as well as Old Irish songs, songs by American composer Amy Beach and songs made famous by Leonard Cohen, Edith PIaf, Janis Ian and others. Tickets €20. Ph 087 1 38 39 40. e-mail glorachabbeyfeale

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club will meet this Friday in Philip Enrights The Ramble Inn, Church Street from 9pm.

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: Registration will take place in St Marys Boys School on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 3rd July from 7pm – 8 pm. All children need to be registered before camp.

ICA: Mainister na Feile Guild enjoyed a very pleasant evening at Sr. Agnes’s Cuan Muire Garden Centre in Bruree recently. A very informative talk on the care and maintenance of shrubs was given by the gardener in residence, followed by a tour of the extensive array of potted plants and annuals. A lovely tea completed the event in the well appointed dining area. Our last Guild meeting took place in the Adult Education Centre in MountMahon before we went into Summer recess with all outstanding business was wrapped up so to speak until September. A celebratory summer luncheon was enjoyed in Newcastle West afterwards. Abbeyfeale ICA guild wish every member a summer filled with sunshine and happy days.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Danaher Trust is making number of scholarships available to students of the parishes in this area for studies at third level. The students must be of limited means. The Danaher McGrath Trust is seeking applications for a scholarship. In order to apply for the scholarship students must meet certain criteria. For information email closing date for applications is August 31.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Don’t post holiday pictures on FB until you come back, turn off your location on your smart phone so no one can check if you are out. If something sounds too good to be true then more than likely it is so be careful out there. Take care on the roads and make sure that you are visible to other road users so if walking wear a high viz jacket and after dusk carry a torch and if driving turn on your lights if the wipers are on. Lock the doors when you are inside so that if someone calls a second person cannot enter the house through the back door while you are occupied at the front door. Never leave a bag or wallet on the car seat, either put it into the boot or push under the seat. 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 €72. Please note that this fee has increased by €6 and is payable in a lump sum each year after year one. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Michael 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.

NEW CLUB: A Tuesday Club started in Knocknagoshel Community Centre on Tuesday, June 25 and every other Tuesday from 11am – 3pm. Join us for some Memory Games, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Information Sessions, Outings, Social Interaction, Classes, and Interaction with the local gym. Transport will be provided to and from your home. Lunch Tea/Coffee all for the cost of €7 per day. Contact Betty on 087 2153796 or Breda on 087 9447674 or turn up on day.

HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE: A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.

BRUACH NA CARRAIGE SUMMER CAMP:. The annual summer camp is on from July 15 – 26 from 10 am – 2pm for children between 6 and 15 years where they will be introduced to playing music, singing, ceili dancing, games and fun. Each day from 2.30 to 6pm there will be solo traditional step dancing classes with Sarah and Maurice O Keeffe. Further information from 087 2205566.

SESSION: The Bruach Na Carraige summer Seisiun is now on, and will run each Tuesday night during July and August at 9pm.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND. Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday, August 31 in Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on . All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380.

CALLING PARENTS: Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group: 11am – 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, St Ita’s Hall. New people always welcome. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.

MASS TIME: Mass Times in the Pastoral Area Unit; Abbeyfeale – Saturday 6e.30pm and Sunday 9.15am & 12noon. Athea – Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins – Sunday 11am. Templeglantine – Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.00 am. Tournafulla – Saturday 7.30pm.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH: Fr Tony Mullins PP 087/2600414. Fr Brendan Duggan 087/0562674. Fr Denis Mullane 087/2621911. Fr Shoji Vargihese 089/4431922 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 Aware (Depression & Anxiety) 1980 303 302 National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247 Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people effected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560 . Counselling Appointment 061/314213. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm. Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon. Mass Intentions:

Saturday 6.30pm Jeremiah Moriarty, The Hill , James O’Grady, Meenkilly. Peters Pence collection will take place next weekend.

AUTUMN PILGRIMAGE: Places on the Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes are filling up quickly. If any parishioners are planning to go on pilgrimage to Lourdes in September they need to book in the coming two weeks. Booking forms are available in the sacristy. The pilgrimage will depart from Shannon Airport on September 19 returning on September 24. For further information contact Fr Tony on 087-2600414.

BAPTISMAL TRAINING: The next Baptismal Team Meeting will take place in Athea on Tuesday, July 9 in the sacristy at 8pm. Teresa 087/1513565 to book in. The next one after that is August 13 in Abbeyfeale.

RALLY FOR LIFE: This annual Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, July 6 in Dublin, beginning in Parnell Square at 2 pm. It is Ireland’s largest annual event in support of the human right to life of every human person, especially the smallest and most vulnerable of all, unborn babies. Citizens will march for life because no vote, no act of parliament, no referendum can ever make it right to kill a child. People are calling for a better answer than abortion for mothers and babies. On Saturday, July 6 a special hour of Adoration in appreciation for the gift of human life will take place from 3 to 4pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All parishioners are welcome to spend some time in prayer. Local number to book the bus is 087/6590551.

WALK TO REMEMBER: On Sunday July 7 at 2pm sharp, we are organising a walk on the Ladies Beach in Ballybunion to remember all lost love ones. All proceeds received on the day will be donated to the Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry. Registration from 1pm. Please join us for A Walk to Remember 2019. Everyone welcome. Thanks to everyone who supported a Walk to Remember since 2016 and for your continued support.

LISTOWEL GUIDED WALKS: The Listowel Guided Heritage Walk will take place each Saturday at 11 am during July & August starting on Saturday July 6th. The walk will depart from Kerry Writers’ Museum/Listowel Tourist Office in the Square. Admission is €5 per person and includes a complimentary tea or coffee at Castle View Café. Children 15 years and under are free.

THE HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: The Killarney St. Pio Prayer Group are organising a 9 Day Pilgrimage visiting Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Cana, Garden of Gethsemane, Dead Sea and Mount Tabor. Departing November 7. Contact Michael Clifford 086 1309835.

SUPPORT WORKER: Mary Danaher, the parish parent support person, works from the parish office building 4 day a week Monday to Thursday. She is always available to help, listen, encourage or support parents. Tel her office on 068/31019 and leave a message if she is not in.

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS: Sunday, June 30 at the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee at 12 noon. Mass Texts/ Readings will be available. All are welcome .

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE AND SAN GIOVANNI Leaving Dublin September 15 for 6 nights (3 nights at each shrine). Contact Michael Clifford (085 1309835) or Marian Pilgrimages (01 8788159).

RAMBLING HOUSES: Monagae 2nd. Monday of the month. Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES Tuesday, July 9 – Thursday July 11 or Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11. Fare €140 including coach, boat and island. To book you seat contact Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel on 087 3966399 (9am to 6pm).

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND led by Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch. September 24—October 2. For further details contact Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch on 087 220 0114.