It is hoped to re-commence our Sunday Children’s Liturgy. We are looking for volunteers to assist with this. Please give your name and contact details to the Parish Centre.
will be celebrated at the Vigil Mass on Saturday October 27th in St. John’s Church at 6.10pm, The Church of The Immaculate Conception, Rathass at 7.00pm and St. Brendan’s Church, Curraheen at 7.30pm. You are invited to bring non-perishable items of food, which will be collected by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and leave them in the baskets at the front of the altar. Items can also be placed there at all masses on Sunday October 28th.
will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, this Sunday, October 21st at 12 noon.
will be taken up at all masses this weekend, October 20th/21st, as a joint Offertory collection, to support the younger churches throughout the world
are now being distributed to parishioners' homes. If you do not receive a November envelope, they are also available at the back of the Church and in the Parish Centre. You can use your envelope to return a list of your beloved dead to be remembered during the parish November Masses for the Holy Souls, and for the customary November Offering for the support of the clergy. The priests of the parish thank you for your generosity.
are looking for volunteers to help organise the Bazaar for 2018. Please contact the Parish Centre or Margaret on 087 2874451. We are also looking for any empty hamper baskets which you do not need. They can be handed into the Parish Centre. Thank You.
From Saturday October 20th the Saturday Vigil Mass time will be at 7.30pm. See further information sheets available in the Church.
Two fundraising events will be held over the next few months:
Bingo in Tralee Youth Centre (KDYS) Denny Street on Sunday November 4th at 2.00pm
Christmas Concert in Blennerville National School Hall on Sunday December 9th.
Full details to follow.
Bookings for Masses in 2019 are now being taken at the Parish Centre.
Call in during office opening times 9.15am - 1pm and 2pm to 4.45pm Monday to Saturday (inclusive) or telephone 066 7122522 during these hours.
St. Johns Parish is running The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA] which is a parish process of invitation and welcome for those who would like to explore being members of our faith community. We are currently seeking people to journey with and support those on the programme. Contact Deacon Denis Kelleher in the Parish Centre for further details. 066 7122522
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.
In times of anguish and suffering try not to lose heart. Try also not to let your spirit become crushed and shattered into tiny fragments. Instead, trust in the Lord Jesus to help you through the impasse. Reach out to the ultimate servant who came to give His life as a ransom for many. He who came to serve and not to be served will never abandon His beloved ones.... Margaret Theresa Naughton.