will take place next weekend, February 24th/25th, as a joint Offertory Collection. The World Meeting of Families taking place in Dublin this August promises to be an occasion that will reflect on the faith experience of families from many parts of the world as well as on the challenges and celebrations which characterise the ups and downs of day-to-day family life. Pope Francis hopes to come to Ireland for it. Hosting this national and international event is both a privilege and a responsibility. It requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. Please give generously to help fund this promotion of family life.
are available for collection at the back of the Church or from the Parish Centre.
JOURNEYING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY.
Tralee Pastoral Area Lent 2018.
“The Christian Vision of Family” Bishop Kevin Doran Monday 19th February at 7.30pm
“Family and Faith” Dr. Patricia Kieran: Monday February 26th at 7.30pm.
“Journeying together in Marriage” Mass with Invitation to renew Marriage Vows: Monday March 5th at 7.30pm. Celebrant Fr. Francis Nolan. Talk: Francis White.
"Youth and Faith” Jonny Somerville Tuesday 13th March from 2.30pm – 3.30pm
“Hidden Pearls — Revealing the gifts of people with disabilities in family and community”. Maria Garvey, Monday March 26th at 7.30pm.
All events are in St. John’s Church, Castle Street.
Other events are being hosted in other pastoral areas throughout the diocese during Lent. Details can be found in the Lenten Programme leaflets, on the parish noticeboard or by visiting www.dioceseofkerry.ie.
New boxes of envelopes for the coming year are available for collection at the Parish Centre. If possible please bring in the top of the old box with the number on it. Contributing weekly by means of our envelope system is of great benefit to the parish and we invite interested parishioners to contact the Parish Centre to receive a box of envelopes or get further information.
for those involved in Ministries and Committees took place on Friday, December 8th beginning with a Prayer Service in the Presentation Primary School Hall followed by a social evening.
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. This time-lapse video courtesy of Eamonn Campbell shows the installation of the window.
We all have so much to give to each other even in a world where ones worth is often measured by beauty, radiance or status. Certainly beauty is a wonderful thing and so too is it right and proper that people's rank is respected. However, we are so much more than empty and vain vessels. Deep within us all is the beauty of God. Our hearts and souls have been touched and coloured by the God who has created us. Sick, lonely, rich or poor we are all children of God each with a multitude of talents that can make the world a much better place.... Margaret Theresa Naughton