LAST CHANCE TO BOOK A PLACE on the buses to the Closing Mass on Sunday August 26th in the Phoenix Park at 3pm with Pope Francis. The bus costing €50 per adult or €100 for two adults and one child (or one adult and two children) can be booked at St. John’s Parish Centre. St. John’s will also register you for your free ticket to the Mass. Those who have already booked tickets will be contacted during the coming week with details of bus departure times etc.
Communities interested in organising an Area Mass for their neighbourhood are asked to contact their local priest through the Parish Centre ( 066 7122522) to make the necessary arrangements. The following area Masses have already been scheduled:
New Marian Park: Friday August 10th at 7pm.
Hawley Park: Thursday August 23rd at 7pm.
While repairs to the main doors and porch are carried out access will be through the two small doors at the front of the church. The church will remain open as normal.
The new Window of Reconciliation in St. John’s Church was blessed on Friday October 27th at 7.30pm. This window, executed by Thomas Denny is the first stained glass window to be commissioned for St. John’s Church in sixty years. Each of the three panels are evocative of the landscape and history of Tralee.
Read an article by John Griffin and some reflections on the window by the artist Tom Denny: Reconciliation Window
Below is RTE Nationwide's feature on St. John's Window
The time-lapse video below is courtesy of Eamonn Campbell shows the installation of the window.
Some thoughts of the Artist, Tom Denny can be viewed below
They who love the Lord keeps His word and knows His expectations of them. Those who know that God is the living bread come down from heaven will not hold a grudge against friend or foe. Neither will they lose their temper or act out of spitefulness towards others. Instead they will try to imitate God by loving as He loved and giving as He gave.
Margaret Theresa Naughton.