in St. John’s Church 7.30pm to 8.15pm as follows:
Monday 24th February: for parents of Children in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmuinn, Derryquay NS, Blennerville NS & CBS Primary Schools
Tuesday 25th February: for parents of children in Moyderwell Primary, Caherleaheen NS and Presentation Primary Schools.
February 26th is the first day of Lent and a Day of Fast and Abstinence.
Mass Times Ash Wednesday:
BLESSED ASHES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED at all Masses on Ash Wednesday (February 26th) and between Masses from 9am to 1pm in St. John’s Church and from 2pm to 4.45pm in the Parish Centre. Ashes will also be available for those unable to come to the church. The blessed Ashes are worn as a sign of faith and repentance . They should not be kept at home or taken for any other purpose.
St. Johns Parish are pleased to host a talk for parents of children for Confirmation in 2020 on the Theme: "Mind the Gap" in the:
Meadowlands Hotel on Tuesday March 3rd at 7.30pm.
The presenter will facilitate an exploration of the challenges and opportunities for young people as they make their transition from Primary to Post Primary education.
Presented by Paul Montgomery, who has worked in the areas of teaching and school chaplaincy for over 18 years. Paul is experienced in supporting students as they navigate their way through adolescence and is keen to promote positive psychology approaches to empower parents and children.
to celebrate 150 years of St. John’s Church a Parish Mission will take place from October 18th to October 23rd 2020. St. John’s Parish would welcome suggestions for the Mission programme. Please contact the Parish Centre.
Inviting all young adults to St. John’s Side Chapel for a prayer gathering (Adoration/Rosary) followed by a social gathering. Every Thursday at 7.30pm.
As part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Church, the parish hope to hold an exhibition and produce a publication relating to the religious, social and cultural life of the parish over the past 150 years. We would be delighted to receive from parishioners any photographs, memorabilia, ephemera etc. All items submitted will be returned to the owner as soon as they are scanned/photographed. Please contact the parish office .
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.
Always remember that in God's eyes you are salt of the earth, the light of the world. Therefore, this means that your integrity must always go before you. In order to do this avoid the harsh tongue, the wicked word and the clenched fist. Try to give bread to the hungry and offer solace to those who are hurting or alone. Be the light in the darkness God wants you to be. Give a little, share what you have with others and be gentle in word and action. You are the salt of the earth, a beloved child of God…………………........Margaret Theresa Naughton