NINE DAYS OF PRAYER, NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART.
Thursday May 31st to Friday June 8th at 6.10pm each evening in St. John’s Church. Novena Prayers and reflection at Mass each evening. Service of Reconciliation with Confessions (no Mass) on the Sunday evening. Blessing of Sacred Heart images and consecration of homes on Friday 8th June. All welcome.
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:
Kerins Park: Tuesday May 22nd at 7pm.
Racecourse Lawn: Monday May 28th at 7.30pm.
Oakpark Demesne: Wed. May 30th at 7.30pm
Ballybeggan Area Mass will be held in Poll an Aifrinn on Tues 12th June at 7.30pm.
Ashgrove: Friday June 15th at 7pm.
Ballinorig: Monday July 9th at 7.30pm.
on Sunday May 27th at 11am with participation of those who received their First Communion from Derryquay and Blenerville National Schools.
in St. John's Church for the month of May will be at 10.30am which will be First Communion Masses. There will be no 10am Mass.
Saturday May 26th:
10.30am St. John's Church. C.B.S. Primary School.
Video recording or photography is not allowed during the actual ceremony. We wish every grace and blessing on those receiving their First Holy Communion and those who helped prepare them.
We invite families for First Communion to park in the car park near the Church as the avenue and space in front of St. John’s is a ‘No Parking’ area for safety and emergency reasons.
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 and article by John Griffin and some reflections on the window by the artist: Reconciliation Window
This time-lapse video courtesy of Eamonn Campbell shows the installation of the window.
Go out to the whole world and proclaim the good news of Christ! When it comes to it how many of us actually take heed of this call to service? How many of us have the bravery and the determination to stand up and be counted in a world that is often hostile to the Good News of Christ? How hard it can be to proclaim news that our friends and family sometimes do not want to hear! How challenging to take up the mantle, carry the Christian message and walk on! In these uncertain days try to be a little braver than usual............. Margaret Theresa Naughton