Next Friday, June 1st is the first Friday of the month. CONFESSIONS – Thursday 4.30pm – 5.30pm.
MONDAY June 4th is a Bank Holiday. Masses in St. John’s Church will be at 10am and 6.10pm. The Parish Centre will be closed.
will take place after the 6.10 Vigil Mass on Saturday June 2nd and will process from St. John’s Church via Castle Street and Denny Street to the Green. Practice for the guard of honour will be held on Tuesday, May 29th, at 7pm in St. John’s Church.
Businesses on the route are encouraged to decorate their premises with religious icons and Eucharistic banners.
NINE DAYS OF PRAYER, NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART.
Thursday May 31st to Friday June 8th at 6.10pm each evening in St. John’s Church. Novena Prayers and reflection at Mass each evening. Service of Reconciliation with Confessions (no Mass) on the Sunday evening. Blessing of Sacred Heart images and consecration of homes on Friday 8th June. All welcome.
Communities interested in 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:
Racecourse Lawn: Monday May 28th at 7.30pm.
Oakpark Demesne: Wed. May 30th at 7.30pm
Ashgrove: Friday June 15th at 7pm.
Knockmoyle: Monday June 25th at 7.30pm.
Old Ballyrickard: Tuesday 3rd July at 7.30pm
O’Rahilly Villas: Friday July 6th at 7.30pm
Ballinorig: Monday July 9th at 7.30pm
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 and article by John Griffin and some reflections on the window by the artist: Reconciliation Window
This time-lapse video courtesy of Eamonn Campbell shows the installation of the window.
The Word of God sets the heart of the most fervent believer on fire. It shakes the fatigued believer into thought and action. The word, the love and the support of God reminds each of us of our gifts and talents but so too does it remind us of our duty and responsibilities. When your heart is on fire use the energy and enthusiasm it generates to set the world on fire and you might find that you bring a whole lot of light into the darkness of others.....Margaret Theresa Naughton