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 22nd to 29th  November

Sat. 21st

Maureen Kelliher, London, Recently Deceased / Theresa & Michael Bambury & John Joe McMahon, Gurtaglana / James & Nora Mary Keane, Tanavalla / Mary & Tim Horan, Ennismore / Dan Hannon, Ballygologue Park / Eva Murphy, Church Street & Noreen Broderick Bunagara / Padraig Tydings, Lisselton / Mary Kiernan, Hawthorn Drive / Thomas O Sullivan, Finuge / Margaret Duggan, Dirha /   James O Sullivan, Bedford / Breandán O’ hAnnracháin, Foildarrig, Duagh & late of Dublin  & Special Intention

Vigil

6.15pm

Sun 22nd

Liam Collins, Springmount, Duagh / Julie Scanlon, Bridge Road / Helen Enright, Billerough / Evelynn Scannell, London & Dromin / Michael F. Barrett, Golf View, Birthday Remembrance / Toddy Buckley, Bridge Road, Birthday & Anniversary Remembrance / Murt & Eileen Daly, Knockane / Michael Hennessy, Greenford, Middlesex

11.30am

Mon 23rd

People of the Parish

10.30am

   Tues 24th

10.30am

Wed 25th

10.30am

Thurs 26

Richard & Margaret Roche, O’Connell’s Ave. / Helen O Connell, Duagh

10.30am

Fri 27th

Peggy, Fintan & Bill McGrath, William Street / Joan Healy nee Reidy & Deceased Family Members of the Reidy Family, Ballygologue Pk.

10.30am

Mass for the Deceased (Funerals Nov. 1st 2019 to Oct. 2020)

7.00pm

Sat 28th

All Souls – Dead on our November Lists

10.30am

Bill Sullivan, Coilbee, Birthday Remembrance / Jimmy Clancy, St. Brendan’s Tce. / Patrick O Regan, Ballyheigue / Andy Sayers, Cahirdown / Special Intention / Private Intention, Family Dublin & Listowel

Vigil

6.15pm

Sun 29th

John Finnegan, Killocrim, Months Mind / Fr. Bryan, Dalton, Bridge Rd

11.30am

RECENT DEATHS: Jerry Fitzmaurice, Dublin & Roscommon. / Maura Thomas nee Galvin, London late of Bridge Road.

ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE Eddie Flaherty, Charles St. / Margaret Duggan, Dirha.

LISTOWEL CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS & CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET ARE ON SALE  in the parish office.  Christmas Cards 6 per pack €5. Christmas Mass Bouquet €11. You can ring 068-21188 or email listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie to either arrange to pick up at a designated time during working hours or the parish office will post out to you.

NOVEMBER MASSES FOR OUR DEAD ARE ON LINE THIS YEAR The Lists are placed on the Altar at f our November Mass Saturday, 28th at 10.30a.m. We invite you to join us. Come and view the Poster with the names of our loved ones whose funeral mass took place here at St. Mary’s Church. From Nov. 1st 2019 to Oct. 31st 2020. Our Annual Mass for them takes place on Friday 27th November at 7pm. streamed online at  www.listowelparish.com  Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.  Amen.

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC due to the current level 5 restrictions but is working BEHIND CLOSED DOORS during office hours. If you wish to book a mass or require a mass card or have any other query just ring the Parish Office or email. Mass cards can be posted out to you or pick up at a designated time. 068-21188 or email: listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie

PRIEST ON DUTY for Listowel & North Kerry Area on this Sunday, 22nd November, Fr. Kevin McNamara, 089-4044816.  (emergencies only).

SCARED HEART MESSENGER ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION: contact Margaret on 0872672054.

CHECK THIS OUT on dioceseofkerry.ie Bishop Ray Browne recommends: I recommend the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference. It is the place to find up to date news on the Church in Ireland and details of many Church services. There is information on education, evangelization, outreach to emigrants and Irish people in prison abroad. I highly recommend this. + Ray

ADVENT PREPARATIONS! If you have ever wondered about the Old Testament readings at Mass, now is your chance to explore them and their relevance for our lives today. Without leaving your own home, you can tune into Dr Jessie Rogers, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, who will explore the Sunday OT readings with us over 4 Wednesday evenings, Nov 25, Dec 2, 9 and 16, 7.00 – 8.00pm. To register, check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 COVID-19 UPDATE LEVEL 5 – ST. MARY’S PARISH LISTOWEL

Having moved to Level 5 restrictions under the National Plan for living with Covid-19 – on Thursday, October 22nd Fr. Declan & the Parish Pastoral Council wish to advise of the changes to religious services at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. following the announcement by Government that the whole country will move to Level 5 restrictions. These changes remain in place until December 1st .

  1. Public Mass is not permitted and moves online. View our Masses will at www.listowelparish.com at 10.30am every morning Monday to Saturday
  2. For Sunday, Mass will be celebrated online on Saturday for the Vigil Mass at 6.15pm and on Sunday morning at 11.30.am.
  3. The Church will open every day for private worship from 9.30 a.m. and will remain open until 7.00pm each evening. It’s closed during the time of the daily mass.
  4. In the case of funerals, a private funeral Mass will take place due to Government advice regarding public gatherings. A maximum of 25 people may attend a funeral.
  5. Weddings may take place but no more than 25 people may attend a wedding ceremony.
  6. Baptisms are not permitted and should be postponed until there is a return to Level 2 restrictions.
  7. The Confirmation ceremony for our Confirmation Class of 2020 is postponed until there is a return to Level 2 restrictions.
  8. In person meetings of the Parish Pastoral Council, Liturgy Group, Finance Committee and other Parish Committees are not permitted at the present time and any such meetings will be held remotely.

Parishioners who wish to make their weekly offering or donation can continue to do so by dropping their offering / weekly envelope / donation into the collection boxes in the Church or by dropping into the Parish Office. Likewise, with the November Offerings. The weekly offering or donation can also be made online or by standing order and further details are available on the Parish website, www.listowelparish.com or by contacting the Parish Office at 068 21188. May we thank you most sincerely for your continued generosity and support for your Parish and Clergy.

The newsletter will be available online every week at www.listowelparish.com and there maybe hard copies also left at the back of the church.

May God bless and protect us all at this difficult time. We are doing well – but continue to remember that in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 we must reduce our social contacts and follow the advice issued by the Government..

SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY: MESSAGE ON BEHALF OF THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE

This is a unique Safeguarding Sunday, unique in the respect that there are no children present in the body of the Church and no altar servers to assist at Masses. Face to face ministry with children has been suspended across the diocese since March. This is the longest period of time where we have experienced an absence of children in our Church. The importance of getting children back into parish life once it is safe to do so has been highlighted by the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee.  Safeguarding Sunday is an opportunity to recognise the years of dedication and work by so many to ensure that our diocese is a safe place for children and for all those working with them. Once we are in a position to resume children’s ministry, we will need the support of all of those who work with children in our parish to help ensure that all activities are fully restored.  When restrictions are lifted the National Board for Safeguarding Children will audit the diocese. In the interest of best practice and transparency the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee welcomes this audit. Anyone who would like to report a current or past safeguarding concern is advised to contact the Designated Liaison Person for the Diocese on 087 6362780. People can also contact Towards Healing, an independent organisation offering confidential counselling for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse. This is a free service funded by the Church. Website: http://www.towardshealing.ie/ Phone number: 1800303416. Their helpline is open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 11am to 8pm and Friday from 11am to 6pm. Hearing impaired Text Line Number: 085 8022859.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Safeguarding Children

Our Parish has adopted the Kerry Diocesan Child Protection Policy.  ‘As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and up-hold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring safety and wellbeing and will work in partnership with parents / guardians to do this. Read More by click button.

I wish you and yours every blessing. Enjoy the website and join us in giving thanks for all that is happening in our great community of faith, joy and hope. May God bless you.

Fr. Declan O’Connor

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