Along with the other Munster dioceses who have permanent deacons, the diocese of Kerry will be organising an initial introductory “Come and See” year involving 6 weekends starting in September 2017. The age limit for ordination is 60. Application is open to all men who are practising Catholics and have an involvement in their local parish. The first step is to contact your own local priest. Kerry diocese already has two deacons and please God four more will be ordained within the next two years.

Curraheen Church Liturgy Group are recruiting volunteers for the ministries of Altar Server, Collectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers. Please complete the form at the back of Curraheen Church and you will be contacted in due course.

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of Ardfert who has taken up his appointment as Parish Priest of St John’s. We welcome Fr. Tadhg back to Tralee having served both in St. John’s and Our Lady and St. Brendan’s.

At the 12 noon Mass in St. John’s Church on Sunday November 13th, Thady O’Connor, Kilcummin Pat Coffey, Killorglin and Denis Kelleher, St. John’s received the Order of Acolyte, from Bishop Ray Browne. This is the final stage before ordination as a deacon which will take place next year at the completion of their formation . At the same Mass Francis White, Kilflynn was called to Candidacy for the Diaconate.


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Fr Seán has taken a year’s sabbatical after serving in St. John’s Parish for the past eight years. He will be appointed to a new parish next year. A Farewell Party in his honour was held in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday 2nd September 2016. A Presentation on behalf of the Parishioners was made to Fr. Seán on the night.