This weekend we welcome Br. Damian Polly OP, a deacon from the Dominican Order who is here in Tralee for a month as part of his formation for the priesthood. Br. Damian will be part of the Holy Cross Dominican Community and will be undertaking pastoral work in St. John’s parish.
FR GERARD FINUCANE: Fr Gerard has been appointed Parish Priest of Waterville from Wednesday July 22nd. We wish him every blessing and joy in his new ministry.
Fr Gerard has served St John’s Community with huge dedication, energy and great care. He has been a steadying influence on parishioners and priests, with his humour and his ability to offer a wider perspective on life. His ministry is much influenced by his time in South America and U.S.A. His gifts are experienced in the way he presides at Eucharist, he gathers the community around the Table of the Lord in a prayerful and dignified way.
We will miss Fr Gerard. The people of Waterville will be truly blessed by his presence.
FR. KEVIN SULLIVAN: Fr Kevin has been appointed Parish Priest of Milltown. We also wish Fr Kevin every blessing in his new ministry. Fr. Kevin has been chaplain to IT Tralee and has assisted at weekends in St John’s Parish as well as organising and leading the annual Camino pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. We thank Fr Kevin for his dedication and commitment to this pilgrimage which is close to his heart, and for his pleasant, easy-going presence amongst us. We will also miss Kevin but Milltown community will benefit greatly.
FR. MARTIN SPILLANE: of the Chaplaincy Department in Kerry General Hospital is also on the move—he has been appointed Administrator in Adrigole. Our best wishes go to Fr. Martin in his new ministry.
The Annual Area Mass scheduled for tonight (Monday July 6th) has been cancelled.
on the theme of
“Developing our Prayer Life”
Monday 13th July to Wednesday 15th July
in St. John’s Parsh Centre 10.30am—1pm each day. Starting with tea/coffee at 10.30am.
Monday 13th —MR JOHN DELANEY—”Developing a personal relationship with Christ.” John Delaney is a native of Portlaoise who has been involved in Prayer and Healing Ministry for many years.
Tuesday 14th—MR MICHAEL RIORDAN – Praying with the Scriptures.
Wednesday 15th—Exploration of personal prayer—Participants will be given the opportunity to explore their personal experience of Prayer, individually or in small groups.
Booking: St John’s Parish Centre 066 7122522.
will be celebrated by Bishop Billy Crean and Bishop Ray Browne on Wednesday July 8th at 7.30pm. There will be no 6.10pm Mass in St. John’s Church that evening. It would be appreciated if families attend to their own graves prior to the Mass. All welcome.
will be celebrated on Friday July 17th at 7.30pm.
Communities interested in organising an Area Mass for their neighbourhood are asked to contact their local priest through the Parish Centre (7122522) to make the necessary arrangements.
The following Masses have already been scheduled:
Ballinorig, Monday July 6th CANCELLED
The Pilgrimage to Santiago took place from June 13th to 20th.
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When we are afflicted by a thorn in the flesh, insults, hardships, persecutions or agonies what do we do? Sometimes we turn against God questioning his love for us or indeed his very existence in the process hurting him by our lack of faith. But on occasion we are brave enough to trust him and to truly believe that it is when we are weak that we really are strong......
(St John's Social Justice and Peace Committee).