St John’s Church:
Christmas Eve: 7.00pm (with Liturgy for children) and 9.00pm (Mass of Christmas Night)
Christmas Day: 9.00am (As Gaeilge), 10.30am and 12 Noon
St Brendan’s Church, Curraheen:
Christmas Eve: 12.00 Midnight
Christmas Day: 11.00am (with Liturgy for children)
Immaculate Conception, Rathass
Christmas Eve: 7.00pm (Family Vigil Mass)
Christmas Day: 10.00am (Mass of Christmas Day)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd of December after Vigil and Sunday Masses in St, John’s, St. Brendan’s, Curraheen and Immaculate Conception, Rathass Churches.
Monday 23rd of December 4.00pm to 6.00pm in St. John’s Church
Christmas Eve. from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm in St. John’s Church
Please join our beautiful Mobile Crib for some carol singing at any of the following locations, 7pm unless otherwise stated:
Monday 16th: Cahills Park, Tuesday 17th: Ballyrickard,
Wednesday 18th: Derrylea/Oakpark, Thursday 19th: Ashgrove,
Friday 20th: Marian Park. Saturday 21st: Ráth Óraig,
Sunday 22nd: Mitchells, Monday 23rd: Manor Village.
Tuesday 17th at 2pm in Tralee Community Nursing Unit
Sunday 22nd at 3pm Tralee Town Square.
St. Johns Youth & Family Ministry would like to thank all Confirmation & Holy Communion candidates, their families and teachers for all their efforts over the past few months in getting the various programmes and special masses up and running. Thanks in a special way to all those who have volunteered in any way, may God reward your generosity. Our next mass with Confirmation candidates is scheduled for Sunday 19th January.
A sincere thanks to everyone who entered our Christmas Card design project. The six entries chosen are artistic designs by the following: Claudia Crowley, Isabelle Curran, Candy Fitzgerald, Eoin Griffin, Caoilinn Kenny O’Sullivan and Allen Ybanez. All entries received will be on display at the back of St. John’s Church at Masses next weekend. Parish Christmas Cards illustrating the designs chosen will also be available to purchase at the Church porch next weekend and available at the Parish Centre from Monday.
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.
Our Christian faith is a most wonderful gift. It has been shared generously and nurtured by many people who have walked the pathway of life with us. Like God's love for us, faith knows no limits or no boundaries. It is what strengthens trembling and weary hands and what empowers the heart that wavers. As people of God, let us be joyful that we know him and that he is part of our life. Let us give thanks each day for his love and his compassion. In this time of waiting during advent we promise to take a little time to acknowledge and celebrate being a child of God and all that this means.... Margaret Theresa Naughton