Saturday Vigil Mass in Curraheen will be at 8pm for the months of June, July and August, beginning on Saturday June 1st.
St Johns Parish, Tralee is now inviting applications from a suitably committed and qualified person who desires to work in the service of the Parish as a Pastoral Worker.
will take place after 12 noon Mass in The Church of The Immaculate Conception, Rathass, on Sunday June 23rd and will process to Manor Village. There will be no 10am Mass in The Church of The Immaculate Conception on that day.
Communities 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:
Kevin Barry Villas: Tuesday May 28th at 7pm
Kerins Park: Tuesday May 28th at 7.30pm.
Oakpark Demesne: Wed. May 29th at 7.30pm
Ashgrove: Friday June 28th at 7pm.
Fountain Court: Wednesday July 24th at 7pm.
In the changes to tax relief on donations to charities effective from 01/01/2013, St. John’s Parish can successfully benefit from a tax rebate on contributions of €250 or more per annum. For instance, for the year 2017, the parish received a total of €38,457 from the scheme. The Parish Finance Committee wish to thank all parishioners who continuously and so generously contribute to the parish. Thanks also to all those who participate in the tax rebate scheme and have kindly returned the tax rebate scheme certificate for 2018. A gentle reminder to anyone who may have over-looked doing so. If you are not already participating in the scheme and think you might be eligible, please contact Catherine Dwyer at the Parish Centre for further details.
Stained Glass Windows in
St. John’s Church
Stained glass is often referred to as the poor man’s Bible as it was used from the Early Middle Ages to illustrate scriptural stories and the lives of the saints to largely uneducated congregations. Interestingly, at least sixty-five fragments of glass, including some painted medieval pieces, were found during the excavations in Ardfert Cathedral in the 1990s. In more recent times, stained glass is viewed as a spectacular art form to enlighten, inspire, console and instruct those who look upon them.
Sometimes in life we are tasked with being an advocate for others. We are given the capacity to lead with passion, to teach with enthusiasm and to give with a compassionate heart. These qualities are given to all of us. We all have the innate ability to help others, to ease their pain and suffering during times of crisis or hurt. The question however is how many of us choose to exercise freely and unquestionably such amazing gifts?
Margaret Theresa Naughton.