The final figure for the Bazaar which took place in December was €37,704. We would like to thank most sincerely our sponsors, all those who donated money and gifts, and all those who helped in any way towards the successful running of the Bazaar.
New boxes of envelopes for the coming year are available for collection at the Parish Centre. If possible please bring in the top of the old box with the number on it. Contributing weekly by means of our envelope system is of great benefit to the parish and we invite interested parishioners to contact the Parish Centre to receive a box of envelopes or get further information.
A Farewell Party in his honour will be held in St. John’s Parish Centre on Thursday 7th March at 7.30pm. A presentation will be made to Fr. Piotr on the night. If you would like to contribute please put your donation in the envelope available at the back of the Church and return it to the Parish Office. We also hope that you will be able to join us for the function. For catering purposes, we would be grateful if you would let the Parish Centre know if you are attending.
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.
Let not your trust be in the futile or the vain pleasures of life but rather trust in the Lord your God whose goodness and compassion transcends all that humanity thinks it has to offer. Faith and trust in God will always be rewarded. The poor, the hungry and the broken-hearted will always hear the voice of the Lord telling them to keep going, to be Brave enough to take that next step on the journey. Trust and the Kingdom of God will be yours. .......Margaret Theresa Naughton.