• Grace Moran, Fairway Heights and formerly of The Kerries.
  • Patrick (Patsy) Lynch, Killeen Road.

who died recently and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.


RECENT BAPTISM: With great joy we welcome:
M. J. Purcell
into our Christian community.


ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: will take place from Friday – Sunday, December 1st – 3rd at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street. If you have any empty hamper baskets which you do not need, they would be really appreciated and can be handed into Parish Centre. Good quality bric-a-brac, games, toys, etc would also be much appreciated. There will not be a book stall this year. We would also be delighted to receive good quality furniture for auction. Please contact the Parish Centre.


Masses for those on the November List: in St John’s Church: Friday Nov 24th at 6.10pm


EVENING OF REFLECTION AND SUPPORT FOR THE BEREAVED: Tuesday, November 21st at 7.30pm in St. John’s Parish Centre with Brendan O’Halloran, Chaplain Milford Hospice, Limerick. Evening will be presented in a very gentle fashion and would be very helpful for anyone going through the grieving process.


ROSARY IN RATH CEMETERY: every Tuesday night of November at 7.30pm


St. John's Church: every Friday from 10.30am to 6.10pm
St. Brendan’s Church, Curraheen: every Monday from 10am to 12 noon.


ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Bookings and information call 066 713 4276.
Advent Retreat - A Breath of Life: Fr. Louis Hughes, Friday. 1st December, 6.30pm to Sunday. 3rd December., 2.30pm.
Healing in the Spirit: Two day healing retreat with Fr. Jim McManus C. Ss.R. Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December, 10am—4pm.


PRAYERS FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING: on Sunday the 26th of November. Gathering at statue of Christ the King, Ballymullen at 3.30pm.


ROSARY ON THE COASTS: For Life and Faith. Sunday November 26th at 2.30pm. Fenit Beach (Led by Bishop Ray Browne) Banna Beach (led by Fr. Daragh McNally O.P. Bus from Dominican Church at 1.40pm cost €5. To book phone 087 6532240 or 086 3692620), Ballyheigue Beach, Ballybunion Beach, Blennerville Bridge, Causeway (Meenogahane) and Ballyduff (Kilmore Beach). For information text or phone 087 2786552, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or vist


PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE: will be held on Sunday, 3rd December in the RDS, Dublin 4 from 1pm-4.30pm featuring a number of excellent speakers from Ireland and overseas, including former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson . Attendees will hear from families who credit the 8th Amendment with their children being alive today. Attendance is free but seating will be limited. You can register online at


BALLYMACELLIGOTT PARISH BAZAAR & SALE OF WORK: at St. Brendan’s Hall Ballydwyer on Sunday 19th November from 6pm until 10pm and Monday 20th November 7.30pm until late. A large selection of Hampers, Door Prizes, Auctions and Raffles will be available on both nights. Lots of activities for both young and old!!


ORTHODOX SISTERS: provide spiritual and social help to more than 500 orphans with special needs. About ten years ago the Convent established a rehab centre where socially vulnerable and disadvantaged people can find support, spiritual care and shelter with about 300 people undergoing rehabilitation. To support all our ministries we opened many work-shops at the convent where we produce beautiful things – icons, pottery, embroidery, variable souvenirs. The Sisters will visit St. John’s on Wednesday November 29th and your support for their work would be appreciated.


CURRAHEEN COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT will be held on Sunday December 10th in Blennerville National School Hall from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets €10 per adult, available from O’Shea’s Blennerville and St. John’s Parish Centre. Proceeds to Community Room extension fund.


MASS FOR DECEASED RESIDENTS OF SPA ROAD & BALLOONAGH ESTATE: Mass will be offered in Cumann Iosaef, Balloonagh for those who died in the past year at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd November. All welcome.


HISTORY TALK: Roman Catholic Chaplains in WWI A talk by Canon Gerard Casey PP Mallow will be given In Killarney Library at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st November.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Please don’t hesitate to contact us. 24 Hour Emergency Mobile 087 7848825 or Office 066 7128021.


KERRY INGREDIENTS LISTOWEL: A Memorial Mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael's Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday, 22nd November at 8pm.


BLENNERVILLE DERRYMORE COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS: will be holding a Bake Sale in Curraheen Church Community Room after 8pm mass on Saturday 2nd December and 11am mass on Sunday 3rd December. There will be a Traditional Iced Christmas Cake to raffle and Christmas cards will be for sale to raise funds for this community group.


THE IRISH RED CROSS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA PARTY: takes place on Sunday 19th November from 3 to 6pm in the Grand Hotel, Denny St, Tralee. Music by the Reel Deal. Tickets are €5. Bookings : 087 708 8395.


YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: Newbridge College, Co. Kildare for those aged 16-35 years. 8th—10th December 2017. Donation only. Free buses. ID required. For more details visit, telephone 01 675 3690 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


ENROLMENT FOR NEW PUPILS in Presentation Primary School, Castle Street is now taking place. Enrolment/Registrations are available from the School Office. For further information contact 066 7123314, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit


COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE: for the Night Vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Departs Tralee on Thursday 7th December at 4.30pm. Contact O’Shea’s on 066 7180123 or Donal Kelliher on 087 6361023.


VOLUNTEER WITH AWARE: Aware, the national organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, is urgently seeking 100 new volunteers. Aware is currently recruiting volunteers across its four support services – Support Line, Support Mail, Support & Self Care Groups and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. For more information, please visit or call 01 6617211.


TOMMY FLEMING CONCERT: Tommy Fleming Concert, The Friary Church, Killarney, Thursday 14th December 2017 at 8pm Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available at Friary Mass Office or on line


LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney Sunday 17th December in Aid of Kilcummin National School. Concert at 7pm - doors open at 6pm. Tickets available by Email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tom 087 2890630, Ger 086 8287948, Russell 086 2832925.


PULSES OF A THOUSAND YEARS: A Musical Journey Through The History of Ireland. Ceoltóiri Sliabh Luachra, in Siamsa Tíre on Sunday December 10th at 8pm. Tickets €15/€12. All proceeds will go towards St. Carthage Church, Brosna.


Try to work hard in the Lord's name. Be a voice of hope in the darkness for those in trouble or strife. Try to be an advocate for the sick, the poor, or those who have been hurt by the cruelty of life. Be kind when you can. Show compassion when it would be easier to be harsh and judgmental. Reach out when it would be simpler and less challenging to walk away and leave the mess for someone else to deal with. Be that beacon of light and hope in a world that can oftentimes lack direction or meaning........Margaret Theresa Naughton.