Our thanks Brian Caball and to all involved in the dramatisation of the Passion at our Good Friday Ceremonies. You really brought it alive for us
will be at 10.00am and 6.10pm.
The 8.30am Mass will resume on Monday, April 29th.
The Annual Diocesan collection in aid of Peter’s Pence will be taken up at all Masses next weekend (April 27th/28th) as a joint Offertory collection. This collection supports the ministry of the Pope in his task of uniting the many different strands of the Church and enables the many charitable initiatives promoted by the Holy Father.
April 28th. Devotions in St. John’s Church at 2.45pm. All Welcome.
Mass on Radio na Gaeltachta will be broadcast from Curraheen Church on Sunday 19th May at 11.00am. A gathering for all who wish to learn the Irish Mass Responses will again be held in the Church on Wednesday 24th April at 8.00pm. Failte roimh cach.
Stained Glass Windows in
St. John’s Church
Stained glass is often referred to as the poor man’s Bible as it was used from the Early Middle Ages to illustrate scriptural stories and the lives of the saints to largely uneducated congregations. Interestingly, at least sixty-five fragments of glass, including some painted medieval pieces, were found during the excavations in Ardfert Cathedral in the 1990s. In more recent times, stained glass is viewed as a spectacular art form to enlighten, inspire, console and instruct those who look upon them.
May the light of the Risen Christ radiate throughout our lives this Easter time. May all that we do for and to each other pay homage to the sacrifice on the Cross by our Lord and Saviour. And finally may our hearts burn with zeal within us as we remember how much we are loved and cared for by a God who loves us more than we can ever imagine.
Margaret Theresa Naughton.