who has been with us in the Diocese for 31/2 years and in St. John’s for 3 years is to take up an appointment as Chaplain to the Defence Forces based at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick on December 12th. We thank him for his service and wish him well. We pray God’s Blessing on his future ministry.

St. John’s Parish wre pleased to host a talk for the parents of children for Confirmation presented by Paul Montgomery who has worked in the areas of teaching and chaplaincy for over 17 years. The talk explored the challenges and opportunities for young people as they make the transition from Primary to Post Primary education. Meadowlands Hotel, Tuesday 26th, February.

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.

From Saturday October 20th the Saturday Vigil Mass time will be at 7.30pm. See further information sheets available in the Church.

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The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass was dedicated and first opened in December 1868. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, the 7.00pm vigil Mass on Saturday 8th December was celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne.