Inviting all young adults to St. John’s Side Chapel for a prayer gathering (Adoration/Rosary) followed by a social gathering. Every Thursday at 7.30pm.
As part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Church, the parish hope to hold an exhibition and produce a publication relating to the religious, social and cultural life of the parish over the past 150 years. We would be delighted to receive from parishioners any photographs, memorabilia, ephemera etc. All items submitted will be returned to the owner as soon as they are scanned/photographed. Please contact the parish office .
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.
We are servants of The Lord. Through our baptismal calling we have been made children and servants of God. This challenges us to give without measure and to act with compassion to those who can sometimes be difficult to love and to respect. It demands trust in ourselves, in our God and in each other. Act justly in all that you do this week, trust in God and in what He asks of you. This trust will be repaid a hundredfold.
.....Margaret Theresa Naughton