Bingo last weekend realised €7,920.09. Sincere thanks to all who supported the event and a special word of thanks to all our sponsors. We are pleased to say that the building of the room commences this Monday, November 12th.

Christmas Concert in Blennerville National School Hall on Sunday December 9th.  Full details to follow.

Bishop Ray Browne invites applicants interested in formation to become Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Kerry. At present, five Deacons are in ministry in various parishes of the diocese and one man is in formation and due to be ordained as Deacon later this year.
The diaconate is open to married men aged between 30 and 60 years of age and to unmarried men aged between 35 and 60 years of age. Deacons are self-supporting and continue in their family lives and secular employment. The programme of preparation and subsequent ministry are part-time. Initial contact should be made before the end of  April so that the application process can be completed in June. The course of preparation begins in September 2018. It is probable that a course will not commence again in the province until 2021. For further information please contact your Parish Priest or the Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Fr Nicholas Flynn- Tel: 064 6631168  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or visit www.catholicbishops.ie/diaconate

 

As part of the Tralee Pastoral Area programme for Lent 2018 Bishop Kevin Doran spoke in St. John's Church on Monday 19th February on  "The Christian Vision of Family". You can download a copy of bishop Doran's talk here

 

Dr. Patricia Kieran spoke on “Family and Faith” on Monday February 26th

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Fr. Pat O’Sullivan of Ballymacelligott and a great friend and servant to St. John's Parish. 

May he rest in peace

 
 

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