will be taken up at all masses next weekend, October 20th/21st, as a joint Offertory collection, to support the younger churches throughout the world
are now being distributed to parishioners' homes. If you do not receive a November envelope, they are also available at the back of the Church and in the Parish Centre. You can use your envelope to return a list of your beloved dead to be remembered during the parish November Masses for the Holy Souls, and for the customary November Offering for the support of the clergy. The priests of the parish thank you for your generosity.
will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, on Sunday next, October 21st at 12 noon.
are looking for volunteers to help organise the Bazaar for 2018. Please contact the Parish Centre or Margaret on 087 2874451. We are also looking for any empty hamper baskets which you do not need. They can be handed into the Parish Centre. Thank You.
From Saturday October 20th the Saturday Vigil Mass time will be at 7.30pm. See further information sheets available in the Church.
wishes to thank everyone who came to his farewell evening, contributed to the presentation, or sent their good wishes and encouragement as he begins his studies in Rome. He will be remembering your intentions at Mass.
Two fundraising events will be held over the next few months:
Bingo in Tralee Youth Centre (KDYS) Denny Street on Sunday November 4th at 2.00pm
Christmas Concert in Blennerville National School Hall on Sunday December 9th.
Full details to follow.
Bookings for Masses in 2019 are now being taken at the Parish Centre.
Call in during office opening times 9.15am - 1pm and 2pm to 4.45pm Monday to Saturday (inclusive) or telephone 066 7122522 during these hours.
Do you know someone who is drawn to or curious about the Catholic faith? Perhaps you are married to a Catholic but do not share their faith, or you may have been baptised but never got the chance to receive Communion or to be confirmed? If so, RCIA might be just what you are looking for. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA] is a parish process of invitation and welcome for those who would like to explore being members of our faith community. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Parish Centre during office hours
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.
Is the Word of God alive and active in your life? Do you live the Christian message in how you think, act or speak? Have you space in your life for others or are you mindful only of self? Or is your heart bursting with love, mercy and compassion for self and for others? Margaret Theresa Naughton.